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09/29/2018 - 11:09pm Then what is it about high…

Then what is it about high character guys who run clean programs that the B1G hates so much?

09/29/2018 - 11:08pm I live near Clemson and have…

I live near Clemson and have two sons there, so I see a lot of Clemson games.  Week after week, their opponent gets completely jobbed at a critical moment, usually toward the end of the game.  Think the Texas A&M touchback -- that stuff happens for Clemson all the time.  But they never receive a gratuitous penalty.

09/29/2018 - 11:06pm Then what about the constant…

Then what about the constant flagrant holding of our DE's right in front of the refs without any calls?  It's ridiculous.  A 13 year old could do a better job.

09/29/2018 - 10:52pm I remember when we were so…

I remember when we were so fixated on getting Weber to commit to us, and then at the last minute some guy name Karan Higdon committed.  We were worried that this might cost of Weber, which it did.  But does anyone care about that now?  What a great player he has been for us.

09/29/2018 - 10:26pm So what is it about Michigan…

So what is it about Michigan that we get scandalously jobbed every single week?  Is there something about our program that the B1G hates?  Because this is getting unbelievable.

09/22/2018 - 8:55pm Come on, show some sympathy…

Come on, show some sympathy for fellow sufferers.  Texas is just further back in the rebuilding process that we are.  But what there fans have been going through is pretty familiar to us.

09/21/2018 - 9:30pm I'm still dazed by the video…

I'm still dazed by the video of Shenault.  That dude can play!  (Oops, I checked and he was a 3*, so it's impossible that he is a great football player.)

09/18/2018 - 12:01pm I wonder if the injury to…

I wonder if the injury to Bosa will encourage JH to put Mayfield out there more.  The point is that this makes Bosa at least marginally more frightening.  I agree that it is hard to see why we don't have the younger OT's out there.

09/15/2018 - 1:45am And there's a lot of high…

And there's a lot of high quality recruits in PA, which they have to themselves.

09/12/2018 - 5:08am Yes, the 2006 team was…

Yes, the 2006 team was incredibly stacked.  Carr got derailed by not knowing how to adjust to the spread.  I still have nightmares of hims staying in the 4-3 against the Troy Smith spread offense of OSU.  That is what made us think Rich Rod would be a great hire.

09/08/2018 - 3:26pm But there's alot that goes…

But there's alot that goes into this.  For instance, if Shea gets into rhythm with his receivers, he can get the ball out more quickly.  That will itself mitigate the sacks from the DT looping around the end.  So it's the whole package and improvement in any area improves the whole.

09/08/2018 - 11:34am Maybe start working Gary in…

Maybe start working Gary in at DT?  

09/08/2018 - 2:17am I know that Nebraska and…

I know that Nebraska and Northwestern aren't cupcakes.  But if we can't beat them we simply don't have a good enough team to beat Wisconsin and OSU.  I remain confident, however, that we can win those games without too much stress.  Yet I'm certainly not trying to encourage the team to overlook them!  I'm just saying these are all very winnable games in which we need to be improving in order to beat Wisky.

09/07/2018 - 5:35pm I was feeling it for Brian…

I was feeling it for Brian all day, but it ended up actually being kind of encouraging.  I wonder how much of this was just first game.  A team can often improve a lot from week 1 to week 2.  Here's to hoping we get our acts together in time for Wisconsin.  This is the one good part of our schedule.  Sure, we get UW-MSU-PSU over a three game stretch.  But we also get five games to warm up between now and then.

09/07/2018 - 3:27pm What is the rumored injury?

What is the rumored injury?

09/04/2018 - 10:19am I was expecting lots of seam…

I was expecting lots of seam routes by our large TEs against their safeties, since their cornerbacks are thought to be very good.  Didn't see any of them.  And yet... despite what we will almost certainly look back on as just a poor performance, we could very well have won this game on the road.  Let's hope we get some identity rolling against the easier part of our schedule that is coming up.  Wisconsin at home will tell us everything.

09/03/2018 - 1:53pm Ya'll,  Shea is good.  He…

Ya'll,  Shea is good.  He will singlehandedly make us better than last year.  This was a tough first game on the road against a ranked team.  Let's wait to see how Wisconsin goes.  That will tell us much more. 

09/03/2018 - 1:32pm I also thought some of the…

I also thought some of the sacks/pressures were on Shea.  Once, there was an obvious blitzer on the right with no one to block him.  Shea made no adjustment and got sacked.  Could be imperfect familiarity with the playbook. 

09/02/2018 - 7:41am A team that is going to…

A team that is going to destroy SMU and Western Michigan.

09/02/2018 - 1:04am Since we have a series of…

Since we have a series of easy games ahead of us, now is the time to put the younger guys in at tackle and let them work some kinks out.  Because that was an utter disaster tonight with JBB and especially Runyan.  He single-handedly killed several drives.

09/02/2018 - 1:02am Plus, those early td's…

Plus, those early td's really threw our offense out of whack.  We deferred to the second half so our defense could shut them down.  Those two early scores put our offense in a bigger hole than they are comfortable with.

09/02/2018 - 1:00am But the biggest problem was…

But the biggest problem was the cornerbacks, of all players.  ND had receivers wide open all night.  We couldn't cover a crossing route for the life of us and those early big plays were to pretty open receivers.  Let's hope it just the first game rust.  Because that was a bad secondary performance.

09/02/2018 - 12:58am Harbaugh hurt us at some…

Harbaugh hurt us at some critical moments during the game.  That pass call at 2nd down on the 2 yard line was egregious and cost us 4 points.  We could easily have pounded the ball in.  Also, the decision to go for it on 4th and 4 early in the last quarter was a very bad one.  Really put us in a field position hole.  I will also say that the play calling never got into a rhythm and the clock management was bad.  But, we still had a chance to tie late in the game thanks to Kelly going conservative and Don Brown making adjustments.

08/30/2018 - 5:37pm We got to know Shaun when we…

We got to know Shaun when we were hoping he would commit to Michigan.  So sorry to hear this news.  Hope he heals completely and quickly.  It's a loss to us all.

08/30/2018 - 11:16am I'm so glad that Michigan…

I'm so glad that Michigan still grants every student a right for tickets.  My two sons attend Clemson and it is ridiculous how hard it is for students to get tickets.  I know a junior who only got tickets for 1 game in the lottery they have for students.  And their students are bonkers at the games.  I know that the students underperform at UM in attending games.  But the university is for them, after all.  As a matter of principle, every student should be able to get tickets.

08/30/2018 - 11:10am Play action bomb to DPJ. …

Play action bomb to DPJ.  Touchdown!

08/30/2018 - 11:09am Yes.

Yes.

08/27/2018 - 8:34pm This was my prediction as…

This was my prediction as well.  I don't see how ND scores on our defense, but they're bound to get something.  And I think 24 points is a reasonable prediction for the offense, if even half of the improvement is true.

08/23/2018 - 12:48pm This is simply false. …

This is simply false.  Michigan would not handle such a situation in this way.

08/20/2018 - 6:18pm This is probably on target. …

This is probably on target.  It would be surprising if he was not holding something back to zing them with if they go light of Urban.  Which they will.

08/10/2018 - 8:53pm I took that to him…

I took that to him suggesting that Spinellis might beat out Onwenu.

08/09/2018 - 1:30pm In that case, perhaps you…

In that case, perhaps you shouldn't read Mgoblog until September 1, since all we have until then is observation and speculation.  Moreover, different years really are different.  In past years, there was no reason to be optimistic.  This year, there is a reasonable basis to hope that the OL will be quite better, along with credible reports (i.e. Winovich) that this is true.

08/07/2018 - 10:29pm Hey, somebody has to provide…

Hey, somebody has to provide content on this site!

08/04/2018 - 4:36pm The "Harbaugh hasn't won"…

The "Harbaugh hasn't won" theme is ridiculous.  His 3 NFC championship games in 4 years with SF are still on his resume, I think.  Harbaugh had a down Year 3 season as almost all turn-around coaches have (I think Dabo Swinney lost 7 games in Year 3), and suddenly he "hasn't won."  

07/18/2018 - 4:02pm Ya'll, if there is ever a…

Ya'll, if there is ever a time to be a band-wagon jumping fanboy it's when your top defense is returning virtually everybody, Shea Patterson has transferred and is eligible, Ed Warinner has taken over your offensive line, and Jim Harbaugh is quietly breathing fire after a bad year #3.  This is my way of saying that Shea should be QB #1 or 2 on everybody's board. 

People are treating Shea as a total mystery despite two seasons of film with him flinging darts on the run.  Why, even Paul Feinbaum would put Shea higher than you do (just as everybody else who has seen him in the SEC does).  

07/17/2018 - 11:53am Hey, now, we did have Johnny…

Hey, now, we did have Johnny Wangler and AC!

07/16/2018 - 7:21pm Can't wait.  Great job with…

Can't wait.  Great job with this!

07/14/2018 - 10:11pm I agree with Chaco that…

I agree with Chaco that higher quality is usually not worth the extra cost, since only an expert can tell the difference.  In general, I would urge you to buy the diamond from a diamond wholesaler and then have the ring put together.  The thing not to do is go to a jeweler and just buy a ring.  You will pay more for less that way.  

As for the bling value, I would point out that your wife is going to wear the ring for the rest of her live (hopefully) as a symbol of being married to you.  So something pretty nice is a good idea.  In general, if a woman is marrying young (and to a young man), she probably has her expectations in check.  But if she and you are older, well, you probably have more money than a 22 year old and she knows it.

Last, it is a good idea to get some idea of what she wants.  Most women would prefer to get what they have long wanted than to be surprised.  

06/29/2018 - 12:07pm Let's not forget that right…

Let's not forget that right now we are at the very bottom of the summer sports hole.  So, I think we can forgive Brian for this borderline indiscretion.  And, fortunately, when the country explodes into polarized hatred over the upcoming Supreme Court nomination, we will have our polarizing hatred for Ohio State to hold us together.  Hopefully, Brian will be too busy fulfilling his life calling of producing UFRs to vent too much about politics during the season.

06/21/2018 - 10:28am But when I was last in A2, I…

But when I was last in A2, I took my family to the M Den shopping but not Moes.  So I can hardly complain.

06/21/2018 - 10:26am First the V Bell and now…

First the V Bell and now Moes.

06/08/2018 - 1:05pm "Think he has the tools but…

"Think he has the tools but lacks the "it" factor."
 

Some people just can't get over "the slide."  And I am one of them.  Let's see Shea and then Dillon.

05/21/2018 - 1:09pm Drew Singleton
The guy is a

Drew Singleton

The guy is a beast.  Would have been a 5* without his knee injury and is just now fully healthy.  He is an incredible football player.

Overall, this is a roster we will be talking about 20 years from now.  We've got outstanding players at virtually every position.  If the LT comes through, watch out this year.

05/16/2018 - 4:54pm Wrong

Wrong.  Denard was a great college football player.  He just wasn't a great pro player.  Big difference, as Desmond can tell you.  It is certainly true that once Rich Rod got to the tough part of the B1G schedule we started to get shut down.  But that doesn't make it Denard's fault.  Go back and watch UTL 1 and tell me that Denard was not a good football player.  Puh-leaze.

05/16/2018 - 4:52pm The reason we aren't winning

The reason we aren't winning the B1G is that we don't run the Transcontinental once a year as we are destined to do.

05/16/2018 - 4:50pm The Florida maize uniforms

The Florida maize uniforms looked awful.  Put them away forever.

05/10/2018 - 1:44pm I find this quite

I find this quite encouraging.  If you imagine our QB's from last year in that situation, I wonder if we would get a passing first down all game.  Shea looked pretty good, considering.

05/09/2018 - 2:35pm Very surprised.  I think of

Very surprised.  I think of Higdon as the bigger, power back and Evans as the scat back.  Clearly I have been deluding myself.

05/04/2018 - 4:49pm Let me second the thought

Let me second the thought that a BBA is not really the best route for someone who plans to get an MBA anyway.  Something like Econ would be better, if one does not wish to endure an engineering curriculum.  If I remember my MBA experience correctly, not that many students were BBA's and the admissions department was actually somewhat biased against them.

05/04/2018 - 4:42pm I presume this is for a BBA. 

I presume this is for a BBA.  I would say that unless he gets into Harvard, Wharton, or Stanford that the difference between the other top schools is negligible.  I know that Chicago is currently ranked near the top, but a Ross degree will open just as many doors, presuming he does well.

The bigger issue for an undergraduate is the contrast between a big-city urban campus and the #1 college town in America.  I don't think they encourage students to be out on the streets in Chicago at night.  Whereas A2 is just awesome.  For most folks, I think a classic undergraduate experience like at UM is better, then you can do an MBA in a big city environment.  I did my graduate business work in Philadelphia and being downtown in a big city was ideal for graduate-school age people.

Plus, the Big House is not in Chicago.