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01/10/2019 - 6:31am You have my permission…

You have my permission. Cheers!

01/09/2019 - 1:58pm There are so many miserable…

There are so many miserable angry fans on this board. Give the guy credit - he actually responded to a fan's email, and instead of Brandoning him and telling him he's a dumbass, he acknowledged that the offense needs to progress and that he is working on it. but you all want to quibble about whether or not he as actually done anything to improve the offense last year. Have you even been watching?!? Our offense was way better than it has been in several years. It isn't perfect (which he acknowledged) but it is better in just about every measurable way.  

Jim Harbaugh didn't owe the guy a response, and he certainly doesn't owe all you offensive experts sitting in your cubicles posting on fan message boards while you probably should be working at your own jobs any answers either.  Good lord, people, relax, have a beer, and enjoy the fact that James Harbaugh has taken us to at least a respectable level in 4 years from a pit of dispair.  

 

01/08/2019 - 8:47am You are not very smart.

 

You are not very smart.

 

01/07/2019 - 2:46pm I knew Mattison pretty well…

I knew Mattison pretty well from the 1990s. He's an asshole (personally) which is probably why some of the players don't seem too upset about his departure. This looks just like it looked when he left for ND.  Except now he's 70 and instead of looking like an opportunistic traitor, he just looks like a guy at the end of his career that is trying to cash a check.

But he can coach, for sure. But so can Al Washington.

01/07/2019 - 2:13pm Not too bothered by this…

Not too bothered by this. Great coach 10 years ago. Not sure he has the chops to do the DC job any more. 

Full disclosure - I know him a little bit - He's an asshole.

12/31/2018 - 12:25pm That's some brilliant…

That's some brilliant analysis, right there.

12/31/2018 - 12:24pm I cosign this post.

I cosign this post.

Everyone on MGoBlog has had some strange obsession with Mike Debord. I've never understood it. Even if he was an average coach (which is probably true, but could be debated), he has been gone for so long that constantly bringing up his latest career move, especially when it can be spun as a negative career move, is just stupid and petty.  Get over it, people.  Time to move on. 

12/31/2018 - 12:17pm DeBord has been completely…

DeBord has been completely away from the program for a decade. Ironically, you seem to be saying Debord is living in the past from a football Xs and Os standpoint, and yet you still care what happens to him 10 years after he has been away from the program. Hopefully his retirement will allow you to move on with your life.  

12/27/2018 - 2:43pm Thanks!  I see him now.

Thanks!  I see him now.

12/26/2018 - 3:32pm e.g. Jon Janson  - Recruited…

e.g. Jon Janson  - Recruited as a TE and ended up as an All American OT and 2nd round draft pick.

12/26/2018 - 3:27pm Not to get too obscure, but…

Not to get too obscure, but I don't see Kerwin Waldroup anywhere in this data (although it is tough to find a specific player so maybe I am just missing him).  Walrdroup was a early-90s DE/Edge recruit who was an absolute physical freak. Ended up transferring due to some "team rule" issues that I won't get into, but he did get drafted by the Lions and played a couple years. Physically an incredible specimen.  Probably would be at least a 4 star player today. Not the brightest guy on the team, though. Got into serious trouble with the law after his playing career was over.

I think it is very interesting how the start-equivalent ratings are derived in the Moeller era, back when it was only Tom Lemming, Superprep, and USA Today All American teams. 

12/26/2018 - 3:10pm Jason Horn was a unique case…

Jason Horn was a unique case - he was every bit good enough to get drafted but chose not to. Wanted to go back to Lafayette, IN to take over the family farm.  True story.

12/26/2018 - 1:46pm Actually no... he elected…

Actually no... he elected not to play. No way does the team official use those words if he is injured.

 

12/26/2018 - 1:31pm Baumgardner's report quoted…

Baumgardner's report quoted a team official that JBB "elected to not play" in the bowl. No way they use that language if he is injured. 

12/26/2018 - 1:23pm Baumgardner's report said…

Baumgardner's report said that a team official said JBB has "elected not to play."  If you want to start being more clear, let's begin by using the actual words of the team official. No way they use those words if it was a medical issue.

12/26/2018 - 1:08pm Baumgardner's report said…

Baumgardner's report said that JBB "elected not to play" in the Peach Bowl. That is not an injury.  

I have no problem with guys sitting out a bowl game for injury or for the preservation of a high NFL draft slot, but this one seems like BS to me.  Football is the most quintessentially team sport, and dedication to your teammates (and coaches) is what makes it that way. Sounds to me like he is bailing on his fellow players.  I bet there are some pissed off guys in that locker room.

12/26/2018 - 12:55pm He owes his teammates his…

He owes his teammates his best effort - if he is injured or he is heading to the NFL, his teammates will understand and accept his sitting out. But if he is sitting out for other selfish reasons, then he is a coward.

Football is the quintessential team sport - his teammates and coaches need him out there. 

12/05/2018 - 5:07pm This is stupid. UM-OSU in…

This is stupid. UM-OSU in back-to-back weeks is just dumb. I realize it wouldn't happen every year, but it definitely would be the most common matchup, historically... and it also happens to be the last game every year.  Makes absolutely no sense.

Do away with all conference championships, require the same number of conference games for every conference, and expand the playoff to 8 teams. Done.

12/05/2018 - 3:36pm To be fair, Beilein spends…

To be fair, Beilein spends 70%-80% of his time on the bench - like actually SITTING on a chair.  These clowns (i.e. Collins, Izzo, et al) spend 80% of their time actually ON THE COURT. It is not equivalent when Beilein does it for 15 seconds in one game out of 50.  And if he does - T him up for it for all I care, as long as you do it for everyone.  No freaking reason for it.

12/05/2018 - 3:24pm "Road wins in the Big Ten…

"Road wins in the Big Ten are so hard to get"

Seems like every year I hear this phrase at the beginning of the B1G basetball season, and every year I roll my eyes and think that it is total BS - that road wins in the B1G can't really be that much harder than any other conference...  Then by the end of the year I 100% agree that it is a true statement.  Weird.  If I was one of those guys I would do some statistical analysis to see if it is, in fact, true.  But alas I am not one of those guys...  

...Anyone?

12/05/2018 - 3:13pm tl/dr version of Brian's…

tl/dr version of Brian's take on offsides:  He is wrong. Offsides makes the blueline-to-blueline center of the ice matter, and by doing so makes the game much more tactical, and in my opinion watchable.

12/04/2018 - 8:52pm "Michigan is undefeated and…

"Michigan is undefeated and if they can brave the new Welsh-Ryan there's a very good chance they get through the year unscathed"

Come on now... This is a really good, fun team, but that might be a bit much, wouldn't ya say?

12/04/2018 - 4:00pm Wondering if MGoBlog 3.0…

Wondering if MGoBlog 3.0 should have an IQ threshold for posting, in addition to the points threshold.

12/02/2018 - 4:45pm No

Conference co-champs are…

No

Conference co-champs are fine, because back in the day the B1G was basically always co-champs.

A "divisional co-championship" banner is just about the most lame and pathetic thing I can imagine; perfect for MSU or Northwester. No damn way.

11/27/2018 - 3:43pm No freaking way do we…

No freaking way do we celebrate a co-championship of a division that should not even exist if not for Jim Delany's stupidity, after getting blown out by Ohio State. If MSU celebrated such a ridiculous "accomplishment" we would rightly mock them into oblivion.  

11/26/2018 - 12:11pm You didn't miss anything…

You didn't miss anything. But then you knew that.

 

11/26/2018 - 12:08pm This is 100% accurate. But…

This is 100% accurate. But lame.

I get it. I know you are pissed, digusted, miserable and befuddled. So are your readers. But we come to this place because of the exceptional analysis. We'd rather you wait a week for the bitter misery to wear off, and then have you post an actual game recap, rather than this self-indulgent drivel.

Preemptive - Please save your "quick complaining about a free website" takes for someone else. 

11/21/2018 - 9:54am And the dumbest post of the…

And the dumbest post of the day goes to....

11/20/2018 - 9:05pm Why would anyone go to that…

Why would anyone go to that shithole to tolerate their neanderthal fans is beyond me.  To answer the question "are their fans really that bad?", the answer is "They are actually worse".

 

 

11/20/2018 - 11:16am Nuke this thread.

 

Nuke this thread.

 

11/20/2018 - 9:21am Interesting - I would love…

Interesting - I would love to see some proof of the Big House reference. I worked as a student manager for the football team from 1991 - 1995; at every practice, on the field for every game, etc. As you can imagine I was VERY tuned in to the media that existed at the time, especially print media, etc., and I can tell you that, internally to the program at least, that term was never used.   I may ask Bruce Madej the next time I see him what his opinion is ;-) 

11/20/2018 - 8:05am Definitely did not exist in…

Definitely did not exist in the 90s. Neither did "the big house"

 

11/20/2018 - 8:01am This may seem blasphemous to…

This may seem blasphemous to some, but in 1996 when I was at Michigan, no one called it "The Game", that I recall. It may have been mentioned in some media outlets but I have zero recollection of this.

Even more blasphemous, no one ever called Michigan Stadium "the big house" back then, either.  I'm not against either nickname, because I find the origins of college football traditions very interesting.  I do think that "the big house" felt like it was forced upon us at some point in the early 2000s though.  

Interesting thread, nonetheless.

11/19/2018 - 4:50pm Holy crap, no.

No no no... …

Holy crap, no.

No no no... 

NO NO NO!

Back in 2015 his "trusted sources" stated that the new coach was definitely NOT Harbaugh or Miles, and that our fan base "would love the hire".  He pounded on this for two whole days, saying he couldn't give up the information yet.

Next day, Harbaugh was announced as the new coach.

Screw Cowherd.

11/19/2018 - 9:17am The Mike Debord obsession…

The Mike Debord obsession continues...  Let it go, guys. Just let it go.

11/18/2018 - 8:52pm false

false

11/18/2018 - 7:24pm No way Taylor Lewan could…

No way Taylor Lewan could cut to get to 157.

11/18/2018 - 4:52pm I like Klatt, but I cannot…

I like Klatt, but I cannot disagree with him more. Whether or not you think kickoffs are "bad", this particular play had nothing to do with a kickoff, it had everything to do with a guy launching with the crown of his head into someone's chin. Could've happened on any play, kickoff or otherwise. Dirty play, penalty assessed, player ejected.  Move along.

11/16/2018 - 10:36am Hey my points went up!  How…

Hey my points went up!  How long has that been working? 

11/16/2018 - 10:33am That is why you are not a P5…

That is one of several reasons why you are not a P5 college level RB. Being the only RB in a class is perceived as a good thing 100% of the time by 17-18 year old kids and their parents.

11/06/2018 - 11:36am YES!  I was watching the…

YES!  I was watching the game from the 35th row with my 14 year old son, and he and I both knew which running back was in before every play, just by watching substitutions.  Evans vs Higdon has to be the EASIEST thing to be able to keep straight while calling play by play - they are never in the game at the same time, and they slowly jog onto the field 20 seconds before the huddle breaks, completely different body types, etc. There is literally no reason to ever get that one wrong.

11/06/2018 - 11:29am Yeah well I can't play…

Yeah well I can't play quarterback for Michigan better than John O'Korn but I know a crappy quarterback when I see it.

I think a program like Michigan should be able to pay the requisite salary to employ a play-by-play guy that can actually do the job.  Just sayin'.

11/06/2018 - 9:12am French fries?

French fries?

11/06/2018 - 8:59am Blaha is super annoying, but…

Blaha is super annoying, but he accurately describes the action. I mean basic stuff - play and player identification, time and score, down and distance, etc.  Branstatter misses at leats 50% of the important details.

11/06/2018 - 8:56am Agreed. The only thing worse…

Agreed. The only thing worse than having two color commentators on the UM broadcast tripping over each other (Branstatter and Deirdorf) is Lomas Brown doing color commentary on the Lions game. Whoever made that decision should be fired immediately.

Actually I take that back.  Will Tiemen doing MSU basketball is the worst I have ever heard at any level. There are 10 local HS basketball PBP guys in the GR area that are better.  And Terry Mills as color in our hoops broadcasts is up there too. 

Brutal. Every one of them.  

11/05/2018 - 4:03pm Was thinking this exact same…

Was thinking this exact same thing. Even Harbaugh is more Harbaugh-y this year. Last year he was a bit genteel and not willing to say anything to the media that was controversial; probably because we were't backing much of it up on the field. 

This year he is more fiery on the sidelines, more impetuous in the press room, and more willing to put his foot on the throat of the opponent in a blowout.  I like the Harbaugh-y Harbaugh.

 

11/04/2018 - 7:36pm Agree with coach on the…

Agree with coach on the energy in the building at that game.  Great crowd.  I was sitting in the 35th row near the 35 yard line. The only time the crowd sat down was during media timeouts.  Then everyone stood right back up again for every single play.  My 46 year old legs were tired after the game but I will never complain about that.

The stadium has been, at times, a little quiet and reserved in recent years.  Especially during blowouts like this one.  I loved the energy and I think it's clear the coaches and players sense is and love it too.  Keep it up, everyone.

11/02/2018 - 6:14pm No brainer. Go to the…

No brainer. Go to the cousins game. Listen to the stream on the radio. And don't be a jerk and make them feel bad that you are at the game by constantly mentioning how important it would have been for you to watch the Michigan game.  

 

11/02/2018 - 11:07am Nothing can make the hairy…

Nothing can make the hairy sweatshirt add worth it.

Except "Nachopants".  Beautiful.

 

11/01/2018 - 1:19am Nothing good EVER comes out…
  • Nothing good EVER comes out of Grand Haven, football wise.  Their coaches are trash, their kids are prima donas, and their parents are hyper-helicopter parents who wouldn’t let their coaches coach even if they didn’t suck. There is a reason they have never had any football kid come out of there. Ever.
  • Pronto Pups are good enough  to counterbalance their crappy football team
  • Their beach is one of the most overrated in the state.  Virtually any other beach on the west side is better.
  • Fricanos pizza is good enough to counterbalance their crappy beach.