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10/12/2018 - 10:12am 1. The Michigan head…

1. The Michigan head coaching job isn't a charity case. I love Michigan too, but when you're in that position it's not enough. The fanbase rightly has performance expectations that he fell far short of while raking in a lifetime's chunk of change.

2. He should have cared for the players. Devin Gardner deserved far better than that 2014 effort, there was no fire and no creativity at all. Just a mailed in season from the start.

3. If he really Would Have Walked To Michigan, he should have cared for the school. Gamedays were a shell of their normal selves that year and he took a lot of the spirit away from the University that Harbaugh has since restored. Recruiting does nothing for that when you're outwitted on the field.

10/12/2018 - 10:04am D line coach for the panthers

D line coach for the panthers

10/10/2018 - 7:35am FYI it’s almost impossible…

FYI it’s almost impossible. There are only 14 actively flying blimps in the world and the cabins are tiny - only the crew fits in. There are more astronauts than blimp pilots. Washington Post says there are only 17 full time blimp pilots, 13 of whom work for Goodyear.

10/02/2018 - 4:24pm First no link, then freep…

First no link, then freep link, then EU-link, then unlinked-link. This is a pro style blog apparently.

Thanks for the summary though.

10/02/2018 - 4:21pm Maryland

Maryland

10/02/2018 - 3:24pm 6th in the Big Ten, which…

6th in the Big Ten, which needs to be emphasized. This is not a conference that can call OL a strength, either.

10/01/2018 - 10:04am Nothing more to add beyond…

Nothing more to add beyond emphasizing how actually insane these numbers are. I'm not a ref conspiracy guy but I DO believe there is something to the O'Neil crew having an internalized bias against Michigan and that this needs to be addressed by our AD with the conference. Clear statistical outlier when, if anything, they should be an outlier the other way given the strength of our DL.

09/27/2018 - 11:10am Count me as a fan. Thanks…

Count me as a fan. Thanks for Dax and weaponized Gentry, Sherron. Keep it up.

09/25/2018 - 11:34am So now Michigan football has…

So now Michigan football has an active rooting interest in a close NLCS to push us out of prime time. Sweet.

09/11/2018 - 4:57pm Pat has proven himself to be…

Pat has proven himself to be just another yelly meathead coach - playing football at a "smart" school in the 90s doesn't make you an enlightened individual.

09/06/2018 - 5:03pm It's the exhibition game and…

It's the exhibition game and a bottom barrel noncon on the day of the Rutgers game and other college football. Not a big deal.

09/01/2018 - 5:05pm I’ll rephrase - public money…

I’ll rephrase - public money is never unbalanced enough to move lines to this degree on the day of the game. The volume is already quite large and there wouldn’t be a major change in public betting patters on the day of. The pattern here clearly suggests sharps coming in with some decently sized cash on Michigan.

09/01/2018 - 4:50pm Public money doesn’t move…

Public money doesn’t move lines like this. Large individual bets move lines, especially really late in the game like this. It’s not public money, it’s some larger bets from professional guys.

09/01/2018 - 4:48pm Sounds like you don’t know,…

Sounds like you don’t know, my friend. Vegas lines these days are very efficient. If the books are off from what advanced, predictive stats tell big money bettors, they will get slammed. It’s not always about even money on both sides. The books will take the dumb public’s money if the public is being dumb. It’s about protecting major downside risk that would come by showing bad lines to professional bettors. Vegas lines are extraordinarily strong predictors of games on the whole (obviously not every time, but still), and this is good news for Michigan.

09/01/2018 - 4:42pm Generally the sharp, line…

Generally the sharp, line moving money comes in either right at the open or right before the game. This is a good sign for us that the big money bettors believe in a Michigan W.

08/30/2018 - 11:41am But could you imagine the…

But could you imagine the mayhem around here if we started 2-3.

08/27/2018 - 4:55pm Given the timing, my money…

Given the timing, my money is squarely on ragequit.

08/27/2018 - 4:52pm Given the actions of other…

Given the actions of other coaches in this conference who actually deserve that moniker, Scott Frost and his mom don't seem so bad to me anymore (unfortunately).

08/27/2018 - 1:38pm Over 6 but under 8. Loss at…

Over 6 but under 9. Loss at MSU will do it, that stretch is brutal. 8-4 type year while OSU goes to the playoff would cause a change in direction of this website.

That said, this piece is spot on. I have similar feelings to Brian.

08/27/2018 - 1:34pm Harbaugh still with no…

Harbaugh still with no comment on Durkin - straight up bad look. It's disappointing and he needs to talk about whether there were any concerns about his coaching style while he was at Michigan and Stanford, because Harbaugh employed him at two schools. Durkin should have been snuffed out of high level coaching a while before he facilitated the death of a player.

Harbaugh asked about allegations against DJ Durkin, Peppers' comments that he bordered on "bully coaching" when he was here. Harbaugh had nothing to say on the matter.

— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) August 27, 2018
08/24/2018 - 11:56am The Big Ten East will out…

The Big Ten East will out-scandal any division in college football. It's kind of insane actually - this doesn't even have anything to do with the Jordan McNair disaster and it's still worthy of widespread derision. What is wrong with the culture at these schools?

08/22/2018 - 5:12pm I don't think they'd be dumb…

I don't think they'd be dumb enough to do that. If the only person who gets fired coming out of this is the university President, who has now been reported to have actually stood up to imposing a punishment for a coach that covered up domestic violence, that's an incredibly bad look for OSU. They'd have found a way to make their PR storm even worse than just reinstating him immediately.

That said, I have no doubt that they'll still find a way to politically overpower Drake, because football is ultimately what matters there over anything else.

08/21/2018 - 11:49am How does quarterback BJ…

How does quarterback BJ Dickey not even receive an honorable mention in the 12 year old category?

08/20/2018 - 2:08pm We could play south carolina…

We could play south carolina twice in the noncon. Has that ever happened before with any opponent?

08/20/2018 - 1:34pm Unexpected boom

Unexpected boom

08/20/2018 - 1:32pm He said that Hudson is…

He said that Hudson is currently ahead and it's his opinion that Hudson will win the RT spot.

08/20/2018 - 10:01am This is a normal website…

This is a normal website. Find a new slant.

08/16/2018 - 11:34am Notre Dame was ordered in…

Notre Dame was ordered in February to vacate their wins from the 2012 and 2013 seasons, so they're actually not particlarly close. They now have 886 official wins and the 4th best all time winning percentage.

08/08/2018 - 1:38am Shutdown Fullcast…

Shutdown Fullcast impersonating resurrected Joe Jamail is the funniest bit in college football media.

08/03/2018 - 3:18pm Bob Stoops is not Urban…

Bob Stoops is not Urban Meyer. That'd be a downgrade for sure from a pure coaching/recruiting perspective.

08/03/2018 - 1:22pm They couldn't not hire a…

They couldn't not hire a firm to investigate. That's standard operating procedure for stuff like this.

08/02/2018 - 10:15am 1) prophet

2) this isn't…

1) prophet

2) this isn't now an actually anti-chicken eating website

08/01/2018 - 10:57am Of course not (new site…

Of course not (new site sucks). Anyways, here's a link to his tweet: https://twitter.com/ramzy/status/1024665540038721541?

It says: "Of course he knew. He knew he was an alcoholic, he knew his marriage was in shambles and he knew that his mentor's grandson was a terrible football coach and that he was protected because of bloodline. Literally everybody knew. I knew. I wrote around it for six years."

Writing around it when you knew is so, so indefensible.

08/01/2018 - 10:55am <blockquote class="twitter…

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Of course he knew. He knew he was an alcoholic, he knew his marriage was in shambles and he knew that his mentor&#39;s grandson was a terrible football coach and that he was protected because of bloodline. Literally everybody knew. I knew. I wrote around it for six years.</p>&mdash; Ramzy Nasrallah (@ramzy) <a href="https://twitter.com/ramzy/status/1024665540038721541?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 1, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Hoping this twitter embed works. REALLY weak from Ramzy.

07/26/2018 - 4:07pm "His recruitment is still…

"His recruitment is still under way. So it is not yet 100% that he will go Michigan."

Lol, no kidding. You are clearly not yet a jaded and time-hardened follower of Michigan recruiting.

07/26/2018 - 3:04pm Yes but is now a national…

Yes but is now a national writer for USA Today and The Athletic, not as plugged into the day to day of Michigan at the moment. Stavenhagen is the new beat writer from Oklahoma.

07/26/2018 - 11:11am "Dax basically told (OU) he…

"Dax basically told (OU) he wouldn't be coming to Norman and that he is leaning to other places."

Direct quote from the OU board.

07/26/2018 - 9:33am Jarrod Wilson was a great…

Jarrod Wilson was a great safety. So good that you never noticed him, but that's exactly what you want.

07/25/2018 - 10:39am I think it's more a worry…

I think it's more a worry that if Higdon goes down, it would also severely limit the effectiveness of Evans who is a better fit as a change of pace back than an every-down load guy.

07/25/2018 - 10:29am This info corroborates with…

This info corroborates with some quotes from an insider that Spath posted on the 247 board this morning. I won't copy/paste anything but I'll ask you if you can confirm a couple other summarized points (I think some short summary is ok per the rules?). Anyways:

1) Milton's presence is pushing QB room but Peters is still looking like the backup for this year

2) O line looks much improved under Warriner but JBB probably isn't good enough to stand up to top teams

Both true umbig11?

07/19/2018 - 7:58pm This response is truly just…

This response is truly just saying “the site is not mobile friendly”.

Nobody reads their iPhones in landscape. It doesn’t fit well in the hand and isn’t what people’s eyes are used to, plus almost every site is optimized in portrait. Having comment chains be indistinguishable in portrait is incredibly annoying.

07/19/2018 - 12:30pm Ross was instrumental in…

Ross was instrumental in Harbaugh coming to Michigan, in a year when the Dolphins were also replacing their head coach.

This situation has already played itself out, obviously not happening.

07/19/2018 - 12:11pm I love how they project…

I love how they project Stephen Ross going after Harbaugh. High comedy.

07/18/2018 - 2:00pm 1) This site is functionally…

1) This site is functionally bad enough, we really don't need new offshoot sites before the current problems are fixed.

2) It's his blog he can write about whatever etc

07/18/2018 - 1:16pm I don't know anything, but I…

I don't know anything, but I find this interesting. I'm glad Brian knows things about it.

07/18/2018 - 10:42am If you're staying in the…

If you're staying in the city there's no reason for Newark to be the "obvious" airport choice. LGA is the closest to Manhattan of the three and you can take the LIRR from JFK into Penn Station as well.

07/12/2018 - 11:36pm They’ve proven that they can…

They’ve proven that they can beat a weak division with a strong team, which was last year. They’ll struggle mightily without those major built in advantages they enjoyed last year, and especially with a depleted offense. Looking forward to it.

06/13/2018 - 3:57pm Just realized I omitted…

Just realized I omitted international applicants - it says that 9,149 applied, up 4.4% from last year, but does not give a number accepted. Has to be quite low.

06/13/2018 - 11:13am Becoming a general studies…

Becoming a general studies major would be incredibly ill-advised. That's a football player major (sorry, but it's true). He also won't get into the Ross minor without a good GPA.

Would tell him to look at the econ program or try out an into econ class if he hasn't yet. Statistics could be somewhat challenging but if he's a quantitative thinker it could be a good fit. Also, look into transferring into the school of information to get a bachelor's in information science. I know a couple info sci grads from my year that are doing well.

06/08/2018 - 7:01pm Erin Finn is an elite runner…

Erin Finn is an elite runner with pro potential, which the vast majority of NCAA runners don’t have. She’s got the build of someone who could contend for major marathons in the future, so for her it’s important to maintain her track speed while she’s young and develop the aerobic capacity to compete at Boston and NYC after she goes pro. So for her, dropping 32 minute 10k’s is something she should be able to prove she can do to get a good pro deal. For the rest of that field, it just doesn’t matter as much.