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12/08/2018 - 4:30pm WOOT, WOOT!!!

WOOT, WOOT!!!

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12/06/2018 - 2:40pm He'll no.

Hell no.

12/04/2018 - 3:15pm I recall it very similar…

I recall it very similar. Urbz saying he was leaving only because of medical reasons. The AD saying Meyer would stick around the Department as an advisor, as needed. As soon as OSU waved the big paychecks around, Urbz amazingly recovered his health and immediately trundled up to Columbus.

11/23/2018 - 5:41am Kermit's getting the Glee…

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Kermit's getting the Glee Club fired up for tomorrow's victory celebration and songs.

Happy Friday, folks.

11/22/2018 - 7:34pm Red Green, is that you?!!!…

Red Green, is that you?!!! I miss you, ol’ buddy. How are things at the Possum Lodge?

11/20/2018 - 10:26am At this crucial stage of the…

At this crucial stage of the season, gotta go with Moody. UM sideline reporter, Doug Karsch, noted a week ago right after a particularly ugly-but-successful PAT try that Nordin always looks flawless in pregame warm-ups: smooth motion, great distance, nice ball rotation. Once the game starts, Nordin seems to try too hard and the good form goes out the window. Next Spring and Fall camps, let Moody, Nordin, and any other PK combatants battle anew for the job. We're in playoff mode now. Go with the hot hand (I mean foot).

11/19/2018 - 6:33pm Every region in the country…

Every region in the country has their version of “The Game.” The folks in California use that specific reference for the annual Cal/Stanford tussle. Other regions may have different nomenclature for their big game between arch-rivals. Though born and raised in SE Michigan, I’ve lived in California, Texas, Colorado, and now Florida. Except for some ex-pats from the Midwest, I doubt many locals in those areas would identify the title “The Game” uniquely with UM/OSU.

11/19/2018 - 3:42pm SWEEEEEEET!

SWEEEEEEET!

11/19/2018 - 3:37pm But, but...didn’t Urbz…

But, but...didn’t Urbz announce just a couple weeks ago that he was in fact staying? He would never lie, would he? Cowherd must have made an honest mistake.

11/16/2018 - 6:37am Forget work today. Time to…

Forget work today. Time to get ready to watch UM kick some Hoosier butts.

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11/15/2018 - 5:34pm Have to agree with you, W84…

Have to agree with you, W84. Warinner it is on the coaching front. And I'd go with Shea as MVP for his field leadership role in turning around the offense and helping to keep the D off the field.

11/12/2018 - 2:13pm One of the problems any UM…

One of the problems any UM football network PbP guy will have is the need to frequently seque into short commercial messages between actual plays. I guess it's a big part of the income flow supporting the broadcasts. I think it pretty unique to the football broadcasts. Brandy handles that about as smoothly as possible. But it adds to the PbP challenge. He's very busy up there in the booth.

11/11/2018 - 4:05pm Thanks for posting, WD…

Thanks for posting, WD.

First time I've ever watched one of these. Really good summary of the relevant plays for both teams. Only one minor quibble. I guess I don't see the need to show the PAT try for every TD, unless there is a missed XP or a significant injury on the attempt that you wanted to document. (Two point conversions are always interesting.)

11/10/2018 - 6:45pm (No subject)

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Didn't need him. Certainly didn't need him getting injured. He'll be well rested for the final push against Indiana and OSU.

11/09/2018 - 6:58am Happy Friday, MGoBuds. Let's…

Happy Friday, MGoBuds. Let's get ready to cheer on the Wolverines at Rutger tomorrow. Supposed to be cool (temps in the mid-40s) but pretty breezy. No problemo...we shouldn't have to pass the ball much. GO BLUE!!!

11/08/2018 - 8:13am Duh...the names are written…

Duh...the names are written in Korean script (Hangul), not English!

11/07/2018 - 3:45pm I missed the first thread,…

I missed the first thread, so Happy MGoPoints everyone.

11/06/2018 - 12:22pm I think it would be…

I think it would be hilarious if Tua was the only one to show up...and he didn't win!!! Would serve ESPN right.

11/06/2018 - 3:09am Brandstatter actually seems…

Brandstatter actually seems to be getting worse over time. He comes across as a country bumpkin (possibly the result of being born and raised in East Lansing?) Unfortunately, I don't see fellow former player, Warde Manuel, getting rid of him, barring Jim committing some unforgivable gaffe on air. I wonder if the AD ever even listens to the UM radio broadcast.

11/03/2018 - 7:13pm Injury to McCaffrey at the…

Injury to McCaffrey at the end is very concerning. Hope it's nothing serious.

11/02/2018 - 6:18am With our luck, the Wings…

With our luck, the Wings could have by far the worst record in the league, then come in last in the draft selection lottery. I would blame even that calamity on Holland.

10/31/2018 - 7:54pm Matt Canada has done as good…

Matt Canada has done as good a job as could be expected under the circumstances. The players have been distracted from the get-go this Fall. I wonder if he's the front-runner to get the HC job? I think he deserves a shot based on performance to date.

10/31/2018 - 6:58pm Justice (at least minimal)…

Justice (at least minimal) is finally served.

10/28/2018 - 8:15pm Attaboy! You picked UM by 18…

Attaboy! You picked UM by 18.5. I feel a lot more confident now.

10/24/2018 - 9:03am The "all clear" from the…

The "all clear" from the docs isn't the important one. They'll discuss with Mama, then she'll decide. Moms rule!

10/21/2018 - 2:10pm There's a player limit on…

There's a player limit on allowed traveling squads (65?), so that may have come into consideration if he really wasn't able to play. 

10/21/2018 - 1:02pm Guilt is such a worthless,…

Guilt is such a worthless, overrated emotion. Noon games rule! Start drinking at 10:00 am, and assign any chores for the day to your wife and/or girlfriend. Tell them to do the chores quietly. Profit.

10/19/2018 - 6:40pm Sure hope you're right, MGB…

Sure hope you're right, MGB. I think the guys need to come out of the tunnel focused and ready for bear right from the get go  GO BLUE! ! 

10/19/2018 - 4:52pm Not to mention that the refs…

Not to mention that the refs will make virtually every call against us, and any call initially in our favor will be overturned by instant replay. 

10/14/2018 - 12:14pm Yay coaches! We're now bowl…

Yay coaches! We're now bowl eligible. Now go devise things appropriately devious for Sparty.

10/13/2018 - 7:23pm Hate to say it, but a great…

Hate to say it, but a great win for Sparty. Oh well, the joepa loving goonies will go home crying.

10/12/2018 - 2:26pm 27-10 Wisco. Reality comes…

27-10 Wisco. Reality comes calling. We aren't who we hoped to be based on results against inferior teams. Unfortunately, Wisconsin is who we feared they would be. Wakey, wakey, hands off Jakey. 

10/11/2018 - 7:39am Makes sense that he…

Makes sense that he qualified to overrule. He did stay at a Holiday Inn Express the night before.

10/09/2018 - 2:05pm Maybe it's just me, but I…

Maybe it's just me, but I don't see 9-3 as mediocre. It's only hard to take because Urbz averages about 11-1 at OSU.

10/09/2018 - 10:56am Jake Butt endorses this…

Jake Butt endorses this message.

10/08/2018 - 7:36pm Without a doubt, my favorite…

Without a doubt, my favorite MGoStaffWriter. Gonna miss you. Hope you beat those health issues quickly and get back to MGoWriting.

10/08/2018 - 12:08pm But Hatter, at least he CAN…

But Hatter, at least he CAN write, which already puts him head and shoulders above most MSU attendees.

10/07/2018 - 12:08pm Just reflects the old axiom:…

Just reflects the old axiom: seldom is anything as good, or as bad, as it first appears. I also fall victim to overreacting often, sad to say. I'm already sorry I posted this comment. Never mind...

10/07/2018 - 6:42am I can't get too excited…

I can't get too excited about this win. We beat a so-so team by about the expected point spread. I believe we are at our high water mark for ranking this year. No way we go better than 3-3 the rest of the way. Reality will start setting in next week.

10/06/2018 - 4:45pm Gotta admit it: I was very…

Gotta admit it: I was very apathetic about pursuing Shea's transfer here. Thought we were short circuiting our internal QB development processes. Man was I wrong! He's a great leader, and can teach the backups a thing or two about making plays. A great role model. (I think I'll go have another slice of humble pie.)

10/02/2018 - 7:11pm I love JH as our head coach…

I love JH as our head coach. During his first 3 years plus 5 games, he has a 32-12 record (72.7%). We should be happy with that. Unfortunately, UM is in the same conference with Ohio State. During Urban Meyer's first 3 years plus 5 games, he was 43-3 (93.5%) with a National Championship. During his last 40 games, Urbz has cooled off to 35-5 (a "lowly" 87.5%). Tough act by our arch-rival for JH to follow. Plus most of us MGoFans agree that we see no coach we would want to replace Harbaugh.

In some ways, Jim is an exact coaching philosophy flip-flop from RR. RichRod was hell-bent on developing a spread offense. He insisted his DCs implement his favored 3-3-5 defense despite its continued failure, because he thought we'd simply always score more points than our opponents. Didn't work out. Now Harbaugh insists on a difficult to learn pro offense which has its learning shortcomings, but its not important because our D is so dominant. The jury is still out on its ultimate success.

10/01/2018 - 11:38am PSU cannot play either Wisci…

PSU cannot play either Wisci or Michigan at 7:30, October 13...duh!

09/30/2018 - 7:28am This is the second time this…

This is the second time this year Harbaugh has done this. I guess he's just trying to show confidence in his offense now. Prior to this year, his MO after winning the coin toss has always been to defer.

09/29/2018 - 5:41pm If this wasn't so pitiful,…

If this wasn't so pitiful, this would almost (ALMOST) be humorous. Another shit show away from the Big House. Don't we even practice for these games?

09/26/2018 - 12:48pm Absurdly flawed study. How…

Absurdly flawed study. How can Michigan State be ranked 93rd? They are nowhere near that good.

09/26/2018 - 11:38am Coaches usually cannot …

Coaches usually cannot  leave "freely." There are contract guarantees and restrictions that make it costly to leave before the contracts expire. Also, it's okay if we pay the athletes, as long as those athletes then pay their own tuition, room and board, books, etc, like other students working their way through school.

09/25/2018 - 8:24pm That's asking an awful lot…

That's asking an awful lot. Patience and logic are not strong suits around here. I'll only hold off until the third week of B1G play. 

09/25/2018 - 6:59am Gardner also holds 2 UM all…

Gardner also holds 2 UM all-time single game records, albeit against a lesser foe. On October 19, 2013 at Michigan Stadium, he threw for a record 503 yards, completing 21 of 29 attempts, with 2 TDs and 0 INTs. On that same day, he also ran for 81 yards and 3 TDs on 15 carries. His total offense of 584 yards was the second record he set that day.

09/23/2018 - 12:52pm You're right. IIRC, weren't…

You're right. IIRC, weren't we actually at 2-2 after four games before we completely shat the bed for the rest of the year?

09/23/2018 - 11:47am Now hold on there. If we…

Now hold on there. If we eliminated tiresome meme posts, we'd eliminate about 25% of Board commentary.