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07/20/2011 - 3:46pm Reilly is a hack

His shtick has been old since he was writing in SI.


07/13/2011 - 1:17pm Did anyone see this goal from the San Jose exhibition yet?

The guy scores a goal in his first game. Probably never going to top that unless he does it in a meaningful game.

I would embed it but the explanatory link on the MgoBoard Faq does not seem to be working for me.

07/03/2011 - 10:10am If you want a craft beer this list should help you out

I personally would pick Oberon or a nice summer seasonal, but if always depends on what you are cooking.

Note that Bell's and Founders did remarkably well.…

05/02/2011 - 1:17am I noticed that as well. This

I noticed that as well. This changed from earlier this evening. All signs pointing to Ross at this point.

04/14/2011 - 7:17pm An open letter to Mgoblog

I apologize in advance for the length of this post.

I have been a long time reader of this blog and other Michigan blogs and have finally decided to start posting because I am at unease with the current state that this fanbase is in.

I was genuinely upset when Rodriguez was let go because I thought that at Michigan we were different from other programs. We gave our coaches more than three years to allow them to show what they were capable of. I was also frustrated with the unfair treatment he and the team received from the media and from vocal segments of the fanbase. I believed that given time his offense was capable of achieving special things that we had only seen done to us by Oregon in 2007, when I watched with horror from the stands. I supported him in conversations with other Michigan fans, many less patient than I. I supported him to the shock of people I meet who are not fans of Michigan and assume that we have a monolithic view of our program.

That all being said, Rodriguez is not the coach and he is not going to be the coach again. The page has turned and we all need to let go of petty squabbles about that which we have no control. It also means allowing a new coach to get a chance that was not provided to our previous coach. It means not being petulant whiners or making snarky comments. It means providing reasoned support for the coach when there is no evidence that he is incapable of being the answer to righting the ship. I do not suggest that Hoke should be immune to criticism where and when it is warranted, but we should all give him a chance to at least see what he can do.

I for one hope that we can enter the long period of anticipation with reasonable expectations for next season on both sides. Unabashed Hoke supporters should realize that this team is not winning the national title nor will it be likely to even play for a Big Ten title. Detractors should realize that we are also unlikely to be a bad team either. There is enough talent on this team to perform reasonably well next year. That is all we can expect and all we should expect at this point. 

04/14/2011 - 6:32pm Wide open

Hopkins, Cox, Fitz, Rawls, Smith, Shaw, and Hayes seem like they all have a fairly equal shot at this point barring injury. Running back is one position where a guy can come in and be a contributor from day one. At this point it would seem likely that Hopkins, Smith, and Shaw are the most likely guys to see carries given that they have the most experience. Although Smith is relatively small and does not have explosive speed or the ability to crush blitzing linebackers I like him as a receiver and blocker. I think he ends up as the prototypical third down back and Hopkins and a healthy Shaw are the primary backs.

Whether this is the case in November is anybody's guess. Whoever wins the job will probably be the best blocker for Denard, most effective receiver, and a guy who consistently can convert on short yardage.