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10/04/2018 - 1:54pm The vast majority of…

The vast majority of Harbaugh's salary is not paid out of the endowment or the university's general fund. His base salary (like $200k or something) is paid like any other employee, but the "other stuff" that accounts for 95%+ of what he makes is paid directly out of the athletic department.

10/04/2018 - 11:19am Michigan has by far the…

Michigan has by far the largest endowment of any single public university (~$10B in 2018), top-10 overall and higher than the non-HYP Ivy League. The only public schools with higher endowments calculate their value at the university system level (UTexas and Texas A&M - both of which have more than a dozen schools in their systems). On a per-student basis, the endowment at small elite schools like Williams and Amherst are the only ones that can compete with HYP.

The University is very very wealthy, and it is definitely reflected in the quality and breadth of services available to students, staff and alumni.

09/27/2018 - 10:50pm I have no idea the exact…

I have no idea the exact number, but I remember the UFR of @ND 2010, better remembered as The Denardening, Mike Martin had the highest score I had ever seen and no minuses

09/18/2018 - 9:19am It's been really hot and…

It's been really hot and humid, as it tends to get in the midwest in late Summer. These temps don't seem that likely to continue much longer...

09/17/2018 - 3:24pm It is so frustrating to hear…

It is so frustrating to hear people complaining about the game day experience. I am an alum who lives further away now. I get to go to one home page per year *max* and would love the ability to go to every one. I would rather sit for hours in 90 degree heat than listen to BTN commentators and watch their camera angles that often miss a piece of the action.

08/30/2018 - 10:32am After a touchback on the…

After a touchback on the kick return, Patterson to Nico Collins, 75 yards on play action, TD!

08/30/2018 - 10:31am .

 

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08/29/2018 - 3:10pm He also started a hashtag …

He also started a hashtag #NotMe. Sick guy in need of help.

08/28/2018 - 8:53am 6 weeks and he's back before…

6 weeks and he's back before Wisconsin, 10 weeks and he's back before Penn State. Seems reasonable.

08/03/2018 - 11:10am https://en.wikipedia.org…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_colleges_and_universities_in_the_United_States_by_endowment

08/03/2018 - 11:10am The University of Michigan…

The University of Michigan is wealthy....like really, really, really friggin' rich. Kudos to those on both the investment and fundraising sides, through their work our school has the largest endowment of any individual public university and the largest of any university overall that isn't an Ivy, Stanford or MIT (and we're still higher than half the Ivy League)

The UTexas system (14 different universities) and Texas A&M System (11 universities and 7 state agencies), which account for their endowments system-wide, have higher combined totals though their respective flagship schools fall short of Michigan on their own.

08/02/2018 - 10:28am Same guy who sent a mole…

Same guy who sent a mole into the Washington Post to try and plant a fake story about a Roy Moore accuser...no thanks. #nopolitics

08/01/2018 - 10:40am I meant to post the FB link…

I meant to post the FB link to the full story:

https://www.facebook.com/TheBrettMcMurphy/posts/2042037522486968

07/09/2018 - 2:20pm If Duncan Robinson makes an…

If Duncan Robinson makes an NBA roster, will the NESCAC fans finally admit he made the right decision by transferring?

Seems like despite 2 BTT titles, reaching the national title game and getting a degree from Michigan, many of them thought he would still have been better off at the D3 level.

06/15/2018 - 2:44pm I want some more of it.

I want some more of it.

04/26/2018 - 4:29pm Mo is a special talent and

Mo is a special talent and should be a top-20 pick (would have been if not for medical red flags). However, due to the concerns I've heard a number of teams took him off their draft boards entirely, which also means those that haven't feel there will be less urgency to pick him early. I can see him falling to the 4th or 5th round. Definitely hope to be wrong.

04/22/2018 - 12:45pm There should be a real

There should be a real playoff (ideally 16 teams, though we will probably have to start with 8). Until that time, UCF has every right to claim a national title, and credit to them for paying out all their coaching staff's national title bonuses.

04/17/2018 - 2:45pm Welcome to the Michigan

Welcome to the Michigan family Jack!

For those unfamiliar with football in the northeast, he is from the blood rival of Andrew Stueber. Their schools are 1/1A in CT football over the past decade or so and have turned out an increasing number of power 5 prospects in the past few years.

04/01/2018 - 5:22pm I could not care less what

I could not care less what any Buckeye fan thinks about anything, especially not our performance in a tournament they were eliminated from weeks ago.

03/29/2018 - 10:40am If you're over 25, I would

If you're over 25, I would avoid Prof. Thom's. Great bar/drinks/food when at normal capacity, but if it is anything like F4 vs Syracuse in 2013, you will be confined to a space smaller than your body's footprint and unable to move or get to the bathroom for 3 hours.

03/27/2018 - 11:45am Villanova and Virginia (I

Villanova and Virginia (I know, I know, but they won the ACC) are two examples of programs that recruit at/slightly below the level Beilein does and win consistently with good coaching and player development.

03/26/2018 - 1:11pm If he were hired at

If he were hired at Marist...he would be replacing Mike Maker, who was the coach at Williams that decided NOT to take Duncan Robinson with him when he made the move. Interesting how these all come full circle...

02/22/2018 - 1:26pm It has us in the South, not

It has us in the South, not West. Wouldn't be crazy about a 1st rounder in Wichita, though...

01/26/2018 - 1:28pm At this point, I would not be

At this point, I would not be shocked if Mark Dantonio and Tom Izzo have both coached their final games at MSU. Seems to be a lot that they both were in position to stop and didn't.

01/08/2018 - 6:08pm All sporting events on ABC,

All sporting events on ABC, NBA Finals included are ESPN productions, ad dollars go to ESPN, feature ESPN talent etc. There hasn't been a separate ABC Sports in over a decade.

01/08/2018 - 6:05pm NBA Playoffs and the full NBA

NBA Playoffs and the full NBA Finals, ever heard of it?

01/03/2018 - 2:05pm I love this. They will finish

I love this. They will finish the season as the only undefeated team, and realistically they will never be able to win a CFP title under the current system. Their players and fans should celebrate it.

The system is set up to create an artificial 'ceiling' for programs like UCF, because they would likely need two wins over upper-tier P5 teams in the non-conference to be anywhere close to the top 4, and no upper-tier P5 team in their right mind will be scheduling them going forward. We saw the exact same thing happen with Boise a few years back, and they have certainly lost something from their peak.

12/22/2017 - 10:59am I liked the XFL for its one

I liked the XFL for its one season when I was a kid, and would love to see an upstart that 'does football' in a new way, but I see a huge problem: the XFL was all about rough, hard-hitting, no holds barred football, and its most famous rule was no fair catches. With all the concern over CTE and head injuries, I don't see any way they could do the same today. 

I could see them as trying to position this league as a sort of 'alt-right' anti-establishment football league as an alternative to the 'PC' NFL but I'm not sure that's a big enough fan base to support the product. (NO POLITICS)

11/30/2017 - 10:09am If OSU beats Wisco, I can't

If OSU beats Wisco, I can't see any way they don't get in. The rankings have been moving for weeks to put them in that position, just as happened in '15 and '17. 

11/29/2017 - 10:52am You're thinking of FS1 (and

You're thinking of FS1 (and almost every other digital sports media org). ESPN was one of very few that didn't 'pivot to video'.

10/24/2017 - 10:19am Two Michigan Daily alums on

Two Michigan Daily alums on the cfb site - Nicole Auerbach and Chantel Jennings. That said if the attitude of yesterday's hot take is company-wide, they won't have much good will to spare and will struggle to maintain the site through the offseason.

10/18/2017 - 3:46pm She deserves every penny of

She deserves every penny of it. Capital L Legend.

09/29/2017 - 10:07pm Couldn't disagree more

You are either a Rivals employee or lying. Scout is chock full of insider info (Newkirk's story on the QB battle this week was worth the cost of subscription alone) and they are merging a 247 so within a few months you'll get Webb and Lorenz for one price.

09/22/2017 - 2:21pm I like how the "three

I like how the "three opportunities for me to look stupid" section has gotten less and less specific over the years...some much needed comic relief after a long read.

09/21/2017 - 5:14pm I bet the new AD will be Trev

I bet the new AD will be Trev Alberts. Former All-American under Osborne, ESPN analyst and more recently, AD at Nebraska-Omaha, where he's greatly expanded their athletic dept.

09/11/2017 - 10:45am The PMT guys love them some

The PMT guys love them some Harbaugh. Great show when they have good guests.

08/15/2017 - 9:48am Underrated athleticism. He

Underrated athleticism. He played all over the field and never reached the sidelines. Will make an impact here.

08/14/2017 - 11:21am These have quickly become the

These have quickly become the most insufferable threads on MGoBlog...

I can handle talking cars, beer threads and all the other fun offseason stuff, but am I the only one who thinks constant congrats threads for folks who are trading out their cable package for 5 different streaming services to save a few bucks are beyond the scope of even OT season???

08/08/2017 - 11:04am Awesome.

Awesome.

08/06/2017 - 9:29pm Sirius XM 90s on 9

Sirius XM 90s on 9

07/27/2017 - 4:46pm As Michigan fans know, QBs

As Michigan fans know, QBs don't have to wear 1-19 in college. I'm sure McCaffrey will wear a traditional QB number, but part of me wants to see him in 37 or something.

07/26/2017 - 2:58pm Pete Thamel's editor

Pete Thamel's editor literally gave him the following task: "Go out there and write something that trolls Michigan fans so hard, they regurgiatate it on a large Michigan blog and we get thousands of free page views".

Task completed.

07/12/2017 - 5:23pm I am looking for an old style

I am looking for an old style of hat that might not exist anymore...it was a blue adjustable hat, with Michigan in an arched maize font and the swoosh right below the name on the front. We had it pre-08 and I've seen it recently for other schools...at the MDen all they have is one with a weird 3D maize and white font...any thoughts?

Ten strawpennies to whomever helps me find the hat I want!

06/27/2017 - 5:09pm It looks like they could not

It looks like they could not have done a better job with this hire...4x Nat'l Champ and 2x best player in country, plus young enough to relate to her players and you know her live examples will be as good or better than the girls will ever see in a game.

It only took NW 3-4 years after starting their program to win 4-straight national titles, so it's pretty reasonable to expect our new coach makes women's lax a real contender in a hurry.

06/22/2017 - 3:26pm Diet Dew
The real sugar kind

Diet Dew

The real sugar kind in a glass bottle

Code Red

06/16/2017 - 10:05am Good.

Good.

06/10/2017 - 6:32pm Aziz Ansari often does a

Aziz Ansari often does a great bit in his standup about growing up in South Carolina. Highly recommend Bakich watches that before making any decisions.

06/09/2017 - 11:50am This is a good hire. Only

This is a good hire. Only thing that remains to be seen is if he can recruit the 5* players that got Matta to his glory days a decade ago. 

06/02/2017 - 11:29pm The only alternate of ours

The only alternate of ours that I ever liked was the first, UTL I uni with the M front and center. All the others were trash.

That said, I know Harbaugh won't let us look like idiots out there and I trust whatever he wants implicitly.

05/22/2017 - 9:41am To those in the know...
Do we

To those in the know...

Do we have hopes of regaining a nationally-dominant team in the next few years? The past 3/4 we were all but guaranteed a CWS appearance, and came very close to a national title in 2015. Have we recruited well enough to get back there?

I gotta admit, seeing the younger sister of our GOAT Sierra Romero hitting a walk-off for OU (after winning a title last season) is very tough. I wish she was playing for us...