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08/17/2018 - 6:02pm The most telling quote in…

The most telling quote in the entire Milton profile was about his intense magnetic personality, and saying how important it is "especially for a Michigan QB."

I remember Peters sitting in the back, looking aloof and very clearly checking his phone during the 'Signing of the Stars' event and thinking to myself, "this is not the QB you seek!"

We'll see, I guess. Says here Peters will be elsewhere in 2019, probably dropping veiled negative comments.

Hope I'm wrong! 

08/15/2018 - 2:52pm As happens so often to guys…

As happens so often to guys with freakazoid physiques, he hasn't stayed healthy.

Hopefully that passes & his astonishing speed, strength & agility will be seen in the M backfield soon!

08/15/2018 - 2:41pm Jake Fromm & Tua Tagavailoa…

Jake Fromm & Tua Tagavailoa would like a word...

08/13/2018 - 11:45pm No, it's really not. THAT…

No, it's really not. THAT would be if I said ONLY take walk ons!

It IS however completely accurately pointing out that 24/7, ESPN, Rivals don't ALWAYS know everything, aren't ALWAYS right, and especially in this time of budget cuts, sometimes MISS SOMETHING! 

You, among all the denizens of M sites, are so uncompromisingly married to the crootin services that it becomes a running joke to the other habitues, making you seem like a crank committed to propping up the value of his subscriptions! 

Hell, we ALL want Bama's classes, but if you think that's a REALITY with our relative lack of success compared to them (or Clemson, or sadly, the buckeyes) then you're just a sad sad dreamer! 

But Clemson has made multiple CFPs with lower ranked classes than ours, Oregon has been in, etc... these coaches have to find the best players they can get to commit to Michigan. They COULD wait it out & strike out, like last year, or they could proactively find hard working, nose to the grindstone, COMMITTED players. I salute that approach,  and "lazy" is the last thing I'd call it!

Why you so hateful?!

08/13/2018 - 9:10pm Stop wasting your time  -…

Stop wasting your time  - Victor Maizen Bluey ONLY cares what 24/7 & ESPN think of a croot, not our coaching staff. 

If Alan Trieu didn't see a croot run a good 40 or bench a school bus, it DIDN'T HAPPEN!

If Bill Greene doesn't break a toe kicking a chair when M grabs a croot from ohio then the dude sucks!

I'd ask just ONE question of Victor & other Starz gazers:

Where was last year's Heisman winner & 1st overall draft pick in the rankings for his class?

I've heard a rumor he was a walk on?!

08/13/2018 - 9:03pm That's patience, not…

That's patience, not endurance. 

Is patience a valuable DL skill? 

If so, Zingerman's it is!

08/09/2018 - 5:16pm How many screens did they…

How many screens did they throw him?

JH's failure thus far to maximize the talent M has had on offense, in comparison to his Stanford & 49er tenures, is perplexing, concerning, frustrating. 

McDoom exemplifies this as well as anyone, but I'll forever be much more dissatisfied with what the PepCat (failed to) evolve into!

08/05/2018 - 1:49pm To be completely honest, and…

To be completely honest, and this sounds a bit harsh, Kalis whiffed on Kalis. It was painfully clear he never picked up his assignments and tried to just maul guys like he had as the BMOC in HS.

It's an indictment of our OL coaching too!

08/05/2018 - 1:46pm Now there's one point no one…

Now there's one point no one can debate! For various reasons the offense has not equaled the defense so far under JH.

I WILL point out that all those 1st rd draft picks Beilein has sent to the NBA came LONG after his 3rd season at Michigan! 

Do you think you'll be patient enough for football's 1st Final Four under Harbaugh to be in year 6 or 7 as it was for Beilein? 

08/05/2018 - 1:40pm Someone posted his stats on…

Someone posted his stats on here, I don't assume they were lying & you didn't post any to refute them.

Bill Greene said they were an extreme run dominant offense, that rarely throws. Those stats would be extremely impressive in that context.

I should've separated those 2 points 

08/05/2018 - 1:37pm Listen VMB, there's ONE…

Listen VMB, there's ONE person on this site who should never accuse anyone else of being a clown. He's in your mirror! 

08/05/2018 - 1:34pm So far, NO doubt. But I made…

So far, NO doubt. But I made a comparison of players on the roster skillsets with players Victor Maizen Bluey reminisces about. You would certainly have to add Funchess>>>>Nico so far too, rignt?!

Terrelll>>>>>>>>>DPJ? CUMONG!!! (Go cue up that Orange Bowl!!!)

His 1st 2 seasons Breaston only returned kicks, his receiving was all after Braylon.

The ONLY WR I saw used to the best of their abilities in '17 was Tarik, and that was for all of 2+ gms. Due to many factors, some beyond control.

But definitely was not suggesting McDoom has accomplished anywhere NEAR what Breaston did thus far!

08/05/2018 - 1:24pm You definitely meant that…

You definitely meant that for a buckeye board!

08/04/2018 - 5:23pm 414 yds receiving , 7 TDs in…

414 yds receiving , 7 TDs in 3 gms on an extreme run dominant offense! This is according to Bill Greene.

08/04/2018 - 5:19pm Ok, So you like that list…

Ok, So you like that list. Here's another:

The celebrated 4 WR class now spread over class of '20 & '21 (with usual proviso IF they exhaust eligibility)

So them plus McDoom & Bell ALL on team in '19 also. Add M. Barrett who's a slot/H-back/Pepcat type.

Kyle Ford has M in top group, so that's a possibility. 

Now we're looking at '20 before we even need to THINK about who'll take snaps.

By then we COULD sign as many as 6-8 WR, many of which we have NO idea who they'll be.

So now you're bitching about this ONE player with limited but VERY productive play thus far, who comes from a MAJOR talent pipeline, who Greene says is blowing up in camps. 

Then, the TE pos is SO stacked TWJr just bailed cuz he saw where he was gonna be on the depth chart. And more coming!

And Eric Gray, RB/slot combo...

We're just NOT lacking for potential targets in the pass game, man! 

But the problem is, NONE of it matters IF we don't get improved OL play going forward. It ALL hinges on that 

Focus your concern trolling on THAT!

Good Day! 

08/04/2018 - 5:01pm 4th phase, why bother doin…

4th phase, why bother doin all that research when you COULD just come on here & bitch, like some like to?!

08/04/2018 - 4:57pm Welp, we're kinda over YOU,…

Welp, we're kinda over YOU, to be honest! 

Go ahead, post your list of preferred head coaches for the University of Michigan:

We'll be eagerly waiting...

08/04/2018 - 4:55pm Let's compare each of those…

Let's compare each of those players to a possible comp already on the roster: 

Terrell - DPJ

Walker - Tarik

Avant - Oliver M

Funchess - Nico

Breaston  - McDoom 

Manningham - R. Bell? (Don't know, not played yet)

Aside from trying to comp Super Mario, one of the MOST productive M players ever for 3 years, this is a pretty feasible comparison! 


08/04/2018 - 4:40pm Well, that was WITH the type…

Well, that was WITH the type of highly acclaimed WR croots you seem to exclusively value.

So it seems you may have more of a problem with the playcalling than the crooting?

Lets see what another type of OL coaching & some competent QB play can do for the pass game... um-kay?

07/31/2018 - 7:01am We do that and getting…

We do that and getting Harrison would be the sprinkles & cherry on a VERY large sundae! 

I really want that sundae. The toppings would be nice too though! 

07/29/2018 - 1:39pm Well that Urbz/Tebow…

Well that Urbz/Tebow whupping would be prior to '08 Wisco anyway, so wouldn't qualify. 

07/29/2018 - 1:37pm He's ACTUALLY calling for…

He's ACTUALLY calling for lower rise housing, if you just READ the damn stuff. Fewer 15+ story buildings, way MORE 5-10. 

And I used to enjoy the Orange Julius on South U regularly as a Burns Park youth  - but NOT the wind tunnel that eyesore created!

07/29/2018 - 1:32pm Same. SF/Bay Area resident…

Same. SF/Bay Area resident for 30 years now, don't know any of these candidates & barely understand the issues  - BUT when someone says "become like SF" I know they're talking prices & congestion.

I'd add gentrification, but in comparison to when I was growing up AA has ALREADY gentrified to an extent that would cause street protests in SF - and I never heard anyone say a thing about it either!

It just kind of... happened

07/29/2018 - 1:22pm Ok, I'm guessing you tried…

Ok, I'm guessing you tried to get your comment close to the top so you didn't have to read all the others?

Solid strategy, do it all the time! 

So let me sum up the gist for you: 

It's Brian's blog. Brian DOES live in Ann Arbor. Brian cares. Brian does NOT care whether you like that or not. A2 is NOT polarized politically, as this nation is. This was about Dem candidates in a primary election. Therefore no one will be flaming or threatening any other poster in these comments. 

THOSE are the type of political debates this blog forbids, and banishes violators. 

Hope that cleared it up?

07/29/2018 - 1:03pm Weren't we a dog  vs Fla a…

Weren't we a dog  vs Fla a bowl JH's 1st year?

Whupped them up pretty good!

07/28/2018 - 4:07pm Yeah BUT! We HAD the lead…

Yeah BUT! We HAD the lead with ~10 ticks left & punting it with a guy who routinely pinned opponents deep.

Now - YOU list any other time the team punting lost any game you've ever seen in that scenario.

I believe Rodgers won a gm with a highly controversial, long reviewed Hail Mary that I can recall - but otherwise? I'm blank...

07/28/2018 - 3:47pm Too reasonable! No points…

Too reasonable! No points for enthusiasm! 

Let me ask this - aussie punter catches the snap, JT is called short (2 ENTIRELY reasonable, feasible alternate realities) where are you then?!

07/28/2018 - 3:40pm Wait- you don't care, or you…

Wait- you don't care, or you disagree? 

Can it be both

07/28/2018 - 3:31pm Ok, I think this is a good…

Ok, I think this is a good time to point out the old edit function is missed on the new blog!

07/28/2018 - 3:29pm Oh, I thought Brian was…

Oh, I thought Brian was asking the Baughz what his objections to the new blog layout are - that's what I answered. 


07/28/2018 - 3:26pm Brian LOVES Ann Arbor and…

Brian LOVES Ann Arbor and dearly wants to help his vision for the (town when I came up, city now) be realized.

I'd say YOU could probably GTFO if you want though! 

07/28/2018 - 3:22pm I'm replying even though the…

I'm replying even though the comment wasn't addressed to me: 

The lay-out is not particularly functional or attractive. Sorry.

I can only log on by android device, not Microsoft laptop. Ergo I post about 90% less. No great loss, I know! Even though I changed my password, it still won't recognize it.

Also wanted to comment that the flwolve pro-trump comment was 86d off this thread faster than anything I've EVER seen in my 10 years visiting the blog. I'll assume because it's a topic you're closely monitoring? Not supporting him, AT ALL, but I will point out it was YOU started this thread with the political OP.


07/20/2018 - 1:24pm You answered your own…

You answered your own question there friend-o. Because he coaches for a team we don't like!

07/14/2018 - 1:50pm Ridiculous he's not in the…

Ridiculous he's not in the OP, but embarrassing it took this many posts to mention him

Ian McShane as Swearingen is maybe the single best character ever conceived, written & acted on a TV series! 


07/13/2018 - 5:07pm Yeah, I don't remember where…

Yeah, I don't remember where I got the psu lean info. I'm perfectly prepared to admit I'm NOT dialed in!

07/13/2018 - 4:43pm Not mentioning him has to be…

Not mentioning him has to be an oversight, although I've heard he's a psu lean?

07/12/2018 - 4:42pm Not ALL of us FKA, not ALL…

Not ALL of us FKA, not ALL of us!

07/12/2018 - 3:25pm NOT according to ESPN! 😉

NOT according to ESPN! 😉

07/12/2018 - 3:22pm You don't have to live in…

You don't have to live in Ann Arbor to "not vote for Brian's candidate" - You can not vote wherever you are. 

Now, if you want to vote for the opponent, then yeah...

07/12/2018 - 3:19pm Dammit! I really have to…

Dammit! I really have to learn how to .gif on here!

This is the PERFECT place for the old Powers Boothe standby! 

Or Ice Cube, if you prefer...

07/09/2018 - 9:30pm Finally! An idea about…

Finally! An idea about soccer I can get behind! 

Who settles their "Most Important" contests in such a trivial way?!

07/09/2018 - 7:03pm Our own fabulous coach Jim…

Our own fabulous coach Jim Harbaugh ran 3 consecutive corner fades in the SB, after Frank Gore had run the 49ers down to the 5 yd line.

Still can't figure that one!?

07/06/2018 - 6:17pm I actually feel a strong…

I actually feel a strong FINISH is more important to people's perceptions! 

I mean, Beat ND, Hell yeah... but BEAT OSU HELL YEAH!!!

06/30/2018 - 6:45pm I'm actually more concerned…

I'm actually more concerned if they were "surprised" than any "feelings" they may have about it.

Communication! Thought that lesson was learned in the Swenson Affair? 

06/30/2018 - 6:42pm Well, there's a…

Well, there's a communication issue, apparently? 

How was this not CLEARLY explained to the players? It's actually almost difficult to believe. 

But I don't want to get into casting doubts on OP's friend's son's story.

Just... doesn't seem all the story has been told?

06/28/2018 - 5:04pm Yup, I'm going with the gene…

Yup, I'm going with the gene pool on this one. Tried multiple sports, humble enough to admit he didn't excel at them, but has physical traits that can't be coached into a player .

We've got the PERFECT group to get at the very least a disruptive situational pass rusher out of this player ('16 version Winovich comes to mind) . 

And you can't really ever have too many of those!

06/28/2018 - 3:51pm As was Germany! 

As was Germany! 

06/28/2018 - 1:49pm Let's say the top 15 HS…

Let's say the top 15 HS hoops players have a pretty reasonable expectation they'll be 1st rounders in the next draft (even the lottery, if that still means anything?) They don't need Beilein, and they may not care anything about the college experience. McGary is the only player from this group to commit to Beilein.

So let's take the next group #16-30 - they're probably convinced they'll go in the 1st round as well, whether history bears it out or not. But this group has ppl in their ears about who's gonna showcase them best Year One. History shows that's not Beilein's system. I don't follow the player rankings enough to know who we've gotten from this group. Anyone? Chatman maybe? 

Now we come to the group that should ALL want to play for Beilein - the 30th to 60th ranked players. Even a cursory grasp of reality says they're not getting drafted in round 1 after one year. This group is not that well represented among Beilein croots either, and that's where Dragon's list of explanations comes in. Money, academics, other? Ego prob still huge factor here as well, when it shouldn't be! Getting more of the 30-60 group would be ENORMOUS for M. 3 Final Fours in 6 years already. This group would translate to NCs!

Multiple NCs!!!


06/28/2018 - 1:24pm Your last sentence summed up…

Your last sentence summed up the "Why don't one & dones come to Michigan" question pretty well, better than all the stats you threw out there. 

It's been my point ever since '13 when ppl ranted about no uptick in crootin despite consecutive E8s.

Trey is the only player I can think of ever got significant run as a true frosh under Coach B. McGary & Stauskas in the tournament, but not that much before.

It's not a program screaming out to one & dones "this is made for you"

And I personally am JUST FINE with that! 

06/28/2018 - 1:16pm Huh?