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11/23/2018 - 8:46am Seems like a pretty narrow…

Seems like a pretty narrow view of what "greener pastures" means to the student-athlete. UM pitches the opportunity at UM as a 40 year decision and not a 4 year one. While Woods could very well end up with more playing time elsewhere, he won't receive a UM degree and all of the benefits that go with it.

Additionally, by virtue of his commitment you can see what his preference was (i.e., UM over any other university) and now he doesn't have the opportunity to come and spend 3-5 years in AA, being exposed to world-class educators and a diverse student population, and graduate with a degree that resonates world-wide.

Yeah, he can probably find more football time elsewhere, but perhaps that wasn't the main or only reason why he chose UM in the first place. So perhaps dropping down to the MAC level isn't greener pastures after all.


10/12/2018 - 7:44pm Ridgefield or Newtown?

Ridgefield or Newtown?

09/13/2018 - 12:48pm Have you ever been to…

Have you ever been to Stanford's campus? I think the setting, the climate and the culture can all be extremely attractive, especially when combined with top academics. To me, it is easy to see why any qualifying football player would want to go there.

08/01/2018 - 12:17pm Great site, especially if…

Great site, especially if you have an .edu email address (subscription is $30/year)

07/16/2018 - 9:33am  Back in '90 that spot was a…

 Back in '90 that spot was a pretty good pizza place (Geppetto's). Lack of parking never bothered me since I was pretty local and had it delivered more often than not.

Good to see that Coach and 4 is still there.

07/10/2018 - 2:37pm Good for Juve, but not so…

Good for Juve, but not so good for Fiat workers. As I understand it, in order to afford the transfer fee (over $100mm) as well as the top of the scale wages that CR7 demands, Fiat agreed to contribute to the transfer fee (as high as 100%).

The factory workers at Fiat are asking the right come Fiat can afford to pay for CR7 but not increase wages for factory workers who haven't had a pay increase in 10 years...because Fiat has claimed to not have the money to do so. Converting the transfer fee into wages for factory workers would result in every worker receiving more than $200/month.

07/08/2018 - 6:54am I'm more of a brass balls…

I'm more of a brass balls guy myself...

06/21/2018 - 3:26pm Weak and ineffective…

Weak and ineffective strategy. Similar to the US Attorney for the Southern District, the AG should request an independent master to review the suspect materials for the presence of attorney/client protected content. Simply copying in an attorney on an email isn't enough to create a privilege.

06/21/2018 - 12:01pm Just read in an article in …

Just read in an article in (on?) The Athletic about tomorrow night's NHL draft that the reason Bode isn't coming to UM is because he wasn't admitted to the school. Somehow that makes me feel better...

06/21/2018 - 10:53am RIP Moe's, another piece of…

RIP Moe's, another piece of my youth is gone.

06/20/2018 - 1:44pm He's a hack.

He's a hack.

06/11/2018 - 5:13pm +1 informative

+1 informative

06/10/2018 - 8:57pm Shantaram

You’ll thank me…


You’ll thank me once you’re done. 

06/07/2018 - 3:02pm "The wet fart that was…

"The wet fart that was Michigan's finish to the class" is probably my favorite line written by the MGOBLOG staff since I started reading the site. It's both accurate and evocative. 

06/06/2018 - 2:35pm How many MGOBLOG points does…

How many MGOBLOG points does it take to get the limited edition Voltron: Defender of the Universe ring?

06/06/2018 - 2:29pm Never doubted his return …

Never doubted his return (except for the past few days when I doubted his return)

06/06/2018 - 8:26am Weren't these t-shirts…

Weren't these t-shirts initially designed by UM students? I think the corporate influence of Jordan Brand is really dulling the design product.

06/02/2018 - 7:17am Robbie Hart

or Cliff Poncier, I can't really say who is better, although Citizen Dick does perform original material...

05/21/2018 - 11:02am The Big Chill

How does a UM board discussing movies not have a permanent place reserved for The Big Chill atop the list? (Not that it's the best movie...but it's got Michigan all over it)


04/03/2018 - 1:21pm Is that Clarence Beeks?

or Carmen Santiago?

03/28/2018 - 7:52am How is The Athletic?

I have been kicking around subscribing for the past few weeks but haven't pulled the trigger because it's been hard to find feedback on the writing quality/value proposition. I would be happy to pay for content that is worth the cost.

03/05/2018 - 8:30am It was a home game for UM

Simple as that. My estimate was 80% UM fans, 10% PU and 10% other B10 teams' fans who thought their team would make the finals (oh, and Rutgers "fans").

It was a weekend reunion for UM alums...I saw more old friends at MSG than I had in many years. It was great.

Big East has MSG locked up for the prime weekend until 2026...however, after that I would assume that MSG will be in a regular rotation with Chicago, Indy and maybe DC.

It was a blast!

02/02/2018 - 10:29am Faces of Death

not much of a "movie" but it was the sickest thing I've watched.

02/01/2018 - 7:54am More like

Spartan Swill

01/29/2018 - 2:54pm Given the size of the potential settlements

and assuming that MSU will need to raise funds to meet these obligations, I think it's time to fire the UM Money Cannon at MSU and get some key naming rights...

Spartan known as Little Brother Field

Breslin Student becomes Moo Stae U Center for Kids That Don't Read So Well 

01/29/2018 - 2:48pm But it will

stop them from succeeding.

01/22/2018 - 3:49pm Typo

"MaxPreps lists Adams with 19 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 INT"


MaxPreps lists GRAY with 19 tackles...

12/19/2017 - 10:16am +1 Informative


12/13/2017 - 10:40am Forget the debate re chocolate milk or free weights vs. machines

I just want someone who will introduce Prancercise to the program. 



12/13/2017 - 8:43am I don't disagree with your conclusion, but...

I do think the reasoning is somewhat off.

1. No one in college runs a NFL offense, because they are in college (perhaps a NFL-style offense...but that is not the same)

2. Not sure how you can say this. He NEVER had a pass play call other than a roll out? He certainly had multiple reads in every pass play (otherwise it would be just a single receiver in the pattern)

3. Again, how can you state this affirmatively...he NEVER had to read a D for coverage and blitzes? Somehow you know that each pass play he threw to a receiver (or attempted to throw to a receiver) that was determined before the team lined up? there were no reads at all?

4. Again, not sure how you can state this. You don't think that part of the recruitment process (even accelerated) was a discussion of what type of offense and plays JH calls? Alternatively, given JH reputation for adjusting the O to the talent he has, even assuming your assertion is correct, perhaps there would have been no benefit to showing him a playbook that wouldn't be used if Shea wins the job. Perhaps there will be more spread concepts in the playbook next year, which would put Shea in a better position than Brandon, no?

5. Sure about that? 100% different? 50% different? No common routes at all?

6. You're 100% correct; however, don't discount the fact that Shea actually has more game experience than Brandon. Shea has more game and 1st team practice experience since he has approximately 400 pass attempts, 3000 yards and was a starter for more games than Brandon.

I agree it will be a battle and that the best QB will start, but I don't this these are headwinds Shea will have to overcome. Do not forget that under JH, Jake Ruddock didn't get to AA until the summer and still started the season opener.

12/11/2017 - 1:42pm But only if he's immediately eligible

if he has to sit a year...we're back to where we started with a RS Soph, RS Freshman and two Freshmen...64 passing attempts for the entire group.

12/10/2017 - 7:15am This is the pain of a UM/Mets fan

OSU and the Yankees are such royal pains, they just seemingly cherry pick the best talent,'s no surprise that George Steinbrenner was a OSU alum.

11/21/2017 - 8:42am No way...we're not even in 1st in our division

Maryland has lapped us on QB injuries.

11/09/2017 - 8:57am Not just any Maize

it better not be Addidas "maize" in her wardrobe!!

09/27/2017 - 12:54pm If paying players is as wide spread as

many think and the US Attorney makes it impossible for schools/shoe companies/agents to pay the players in ALL sports, some of those questionable commitments of the past (yes, I'm looking at you Laquan Treadwell) likely go away as well. 

The decision making process for these top recruits won't include the bag man element and I would assume that helps UM.

09/27/2017 - 9:03am I wonder if Brando would have made a comment

If he was doing the game and the PU press box had no A/C, had a garbage dumpster outside and the seats provided were uncomfortable folding chairs.

09/27/2017 - 8:57am I can't down vote this comment enough

Irrational POV.

You honestly don't see the difference between the health and safety of the players vs. providing information about your team to third parties?

Had Grant Newsome's injury happened at Purdue, would he have lost his leg? How is the failure to provide adequate medical facilities (even starting with a clean and functional table) a competitive advantage? Let me help you, it's not. It's borderline negligence.

09/25/2017 - 11:13am I thought Maryland did it with

crabs and cake

09/19/2017 - 8:41am Any relationship with GLOW


09/17/2017 - 6:51am I'm sure you're right

I saw this guy staying at a Holiday Inn Express Friday night...

09/14/2017 - 8:31am Did you see the quality of the pitch?

I think the pitch was in worse shape than what my daughters used to play on as 5 year olds when they were just learning to play. It was horrendous on an objective scale without making a comparison to any other school.

08/28/2017 - 3:15pm Just threw up in my mouth

those unis are atrocious. 

08/28/2017 - 7:34am I knew Rumeal at UM

He was a very humble, soft spoken guy...but opened up once you got to know him a little bit. He even got me into a picture in the SI MBB preview issue spread they did with him as a senior. I think I still have the black and blue mark on my arm from him losing his mind watching the Tyson-Douglas fight (he had predicted the upset).

There is literally no acceptable defense for what he did, but he wasn't always a bad guy.

08/22/2017 - 9:50am Yay double post


08/22/2017 - 9:49am I thought we were discussing Mbappe going to PSG

or Neymar to PSG

or Alexis Sanchez to PSG...

08/21/2017 - 8:57am I think it's hard to blame Martin

if he truly has writer's block as has been rumored. I'm sure he would like nothing more than to finish the series and get everyone off his back, but he's held hostage to his block...

08/07/2017 - 3:46pm Fake News

I don't think a single "fact" is accurate in those posts, from academic standing to revenue growth to likability of Durkin (does anyone outside of Michigan, Maryland and Florida even know who he is?), each "fact" is a questionable interpretation of some data.

I wonder which fan base is the most delusional, MSU, PSU or Maryland?

08/02/2017 - 8:39am Does any other fan base

parse and critique offer letters or is it just us? I know (tongue-in-cheek) we can say that some fan bases don't have the capacity to recognize poor grammar (I'm looking at you OSU and MSU), but does NW or Stanford turn their critical eye to offer letters?

Again, I can honestly say, I can't wait for the season to start.

08/02/2017 - 8:34am Is OT season over?

Can't wait for the season to start.

08/01/2017 - 3:50pm Enjoyed the ending of the series

but it was a long slog to get there. Not sure how the Suzanna/Detta-Roland relationship would work given the race issues in the book that I assume won't be there in the movie.