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09/19/2018 - 12:45pm This seems to confirm that…

This seems to confirm that Evans was more cramps than a hamstring, but has it ever come out what exactly happened to Higdon?

09/17/2018 - 9:56pm Funny enough, being used to…

Funny enough, being used to the high prices at Michigan Stadium, the last time I was at Disney I was pleasantly surprised with the prices, as they seemed very reasonable...

09/17/2018 - 1:33pm Brian frequently makes a…

Brian frequently makes a similar point (noon games are the best because it allows you to catch most of the afternoon slate) and I can't stand it. As if Michigan should be scheduling so as to make it most convenient to watch other teams' games.

09/14/2018 - 3:31pm [email protected]?

[email protected]?

09/14/2018 - 3:26pm That was my thought as well.

That was my thought as well.

09/13/2018 - 3:15pm Is anyone else getting file…

Is anyone else getting file not found errors when trying to open the diagram? I get that when trying to open the picture, and a page not found error when trying to open the pdf.

09/12/2018 - 11:37am Sounds like a great pickup.

Sounds like a great pickup.

However, is there some reason that most of the OL we've been recruiting (even those who play tackle) seem to project to guard? Even a guy like Devery Hamilton, who would have been considered a savior for us this season, has apparently been moved inside to guard. Is it so hard to go after pure tackles?

09/12/2018 - 4:58am Moeller's teams definitely…

Moeller's teams definitely had talent, and he was an aggressive playcaller, but his last two or three teams seemed to underachieve. That's what makes this an interesting question for those of us too young to really remember the Moeller years; would he have turned it around if he had not been forced out, or was there something inherently flawed about him/his system such that he couldn't get elite results despite elite talent?

09/11/2018 - 12:03pm I get what people are saying…

I get what people are saying about holding Hudson and Mayfield back until they're ready, but what I don't understand is that it would seem like the best way to get them ready would be to play them more. The coaches have said many times that the best way to get better at football is by playing football.

Personally I would think starting them against these overmatched defenses would be the best thing if you really think they're going to take over sooner or later, but at least put them in earlier than the fourth quarter of a game that was clearly out of hand. The fact that most of our starters were playing well into the fourth quarter makes it seem like the coaches don't expect the younger guys to push through this year and want to get the starters as many reps as possible...

09/08/2018 - 9:46pm I thought Hawkins was…

I thought Hawkins was playing at Kinnel's spot at the end (when Metellus was also in there).

09/08/2018 - 9:27pm Does anyone know what the…

Does anyone know what the band was frequently playing after first downs? Didn't recognize it from years past.

09/01/2018 - 9:33am Liquidated damages, Raj

Liquidated damages, Raj

08/30/2018 - 12:06pm Umbig11, any update on the…

Umbig11, any update on the msu stuff that's supposed to be coming out? Thanks.

08/30/2018 - 9:53am Screw osu, but I've got to…

Screw osu, but I've got to say that the water bottle flipping video is mesmerizing.

08/29/2018 - 1:26pm Samuels may or may not pan…

Samuels may or may not pan out, but he's an athletic freak and he still seems like a good guy to take a chance on.

The better comparison is probably Kurt Taylor, who's buried and completely unmentioned (so much so that people seem to forget he was in the class when talking about Dillon vs. Samuels)...

08/29/2018 - 12:30pm Sigh...

Sigh...

08/26/2018 - 2:23am Shake and bake

Shake and bake

08/19/2018 - 11:16am I've been so used to being …

I've been so used to being #1 or #2 in win percentage that I didn't realize how close the other schools were getting. Hopefully we can kick it into high gear going forward; 5 and 7 seven games are not very large margins, especially when OSU and Bama are winning 11-14ish games a year.

08/19/2018 - 10:52am Thanks for putting this…

Thanks for putting this together. One suggestion would be to modify the numbering for ties, i.e. we're tied for 16th for national championships, instead of 25th.

08/19/2018 - 10:25am The good news for the ND…

The good news for the ND game is that by all accounts they should be pretty one dimensional. Wimbush seems like a poor man's JT Barrett: good runner but not accurate enough in the passing game to take advantage when bad defenses aren't overcommitting to the run. I fully expect our secondary to shut down their passing game one on one, which allows everyone else to stack the box. Long story short, I don't think the ND offense will do anything all day.

The real question, and concern, is how our offense will do. A decent offensive showing, combined with our defense, should see us win handily. A bad offensive showing puts us in a close, low scoring game where a flukey play can decide it, and we haven't had good luck with those lately (or historically in South Bend).

08/16/2018 - 2:17am I see a few people have…

I see a few people have recommended Malwarebytes. What do people think of Norton? I feel like at least historically it used to be one of the better antivirus options, and you can get it free through Comcast.

08/15/2018 - 9:29am Even Night Kings need a day…

Even Night Kings need a day job I guess...

08/15/2018 - 1:19am I read that too about…

I read that too about possibly bringing back those two guys--I think the article was from June--but they've both since transferred, one to Penn State and the other to the Last Chance U juco.

08/13/2018 - 8:34pm No, it might affect him if…

No, it might affect him if he goes to another program, but other that potentially irritating Nike, it would have absolutely no affect on us 

08/13/2018 - 3:43pm The key will be maintaining…

The key will be maintaining those numbers as he adds weight, but 255 is heavier than I thought he was (I thought someone in the committmen post said he was 225).

08/13/2018 - 3:37pm Interesting. They already…

Interesting. They already had to replace a lot on their OL (two top-ten picks will do that to you).

Does anyone have a rundown of who for ND is suspended/injured? Ive heard their starting RB Dexter Williams is suspended, and I feel like I heard that someone else is out (DL maybe?), but I'm not sure who.

08/13/2018 - 2:43pm Thanks. He always seemed…

Thanks. He always seemed like a great guy (Walton too).

08/13/2018 - 2:03pm Good for him. Does anyone…

Good for him. Does anyone know where Irvin wound up?

08/13/2018 - 2:00pm It seems like about the most…

It seems like about the most they could do would be to vacate games if he was considered ineligible, but since that would just be the bowl game, how do you vacate a game you lost?

08/13/2018 - 1:55pm I didn't even know there was…

I didn't even know there was such a thing as an Instagram "story." I feel like I've heard of Snapchat stories, and that's about it.

08/13/2018 - 10:25am Avignon Papacy?

Avignon Papacy?

08/11/2018 - 11:08am Although the reason these…

Although the reason these are going for so much is because there are so few available. There can't be all that many people that would pay thousands for these types of shoes, and if you flood the market by increasing the number of pairs you give players, that'll just lower the price.

08/11/2018 - 3:04am So I actually feel a lot…

So I actually feel a lot better after looking at those links. Someone earlier on said that player shoes are marked with names/numbers, which makes sense both for identification and to deter resale. I went through the pictures, and the only one I saw that had any kind of marking was the last link, where there was a 14 written on the tag. Even if that was a player number (not clear), on the basketball team that's a walk on. If it happened to be a football player (the shoe says Michigan Basketball, but I'm not sure who gets what), that might sting a little, but only one marked pair out of 13 makes the numbers not as scary. Not sure though why most of those pictures look like they're from a shoe store if these are promo shoes.

08/11/2018 - 1:57am Pipkins is in the NFL? I…

Pipkins is in the NFL? I guess he's healthier than our staff thought?

08/10/2018 - 5:32pm The Matt Sarz's media blog…

The Matt Sarz's media blog is a great resource for predicting game times. I'd keep an eye on it as it gets into the season, I've used it for the same type of thing before. http://mattsarzsports.blogspot.com/2018/?m=1

08/09/2018 - 11:05am I'm way more worried about…

I'm way more worried about Haskins, because he can throw. With a guy like Barrett, if you shut down his running (which, granted, was incredibly hard to do), that was all she wrote. See their losses to Clemson, MSU, and the past couple games against us (where an even slightly competent offense would have won both, probably handily).

It's actually funny, I'd say that the best QB Urban has had at OSU has been Cardale, and the fact that he was third string and only reluctantly played after everyone else got hurt summarizes the argument that while Urban is an elite recruiter (you could argue even better than Saban), defenses have adjusted to his system and he hasn't adjusted in turn. Cardale, unlike Barrett and Miller, actually had the arm to punish the few teams that could stop their rushing attack, as that Bama game demonstrated, and it's that potential ability that scares me about Haskins.

08/08/2018 - 10:55am This probably doesn't work…

This probably doesn't work for videos like YouTube, but for regular websites I've found that viewing the cached page (in Google search results, under the website title and next to the URL, click the down arrow and select Cached) or viewing the archived page at Wayback Machine gets around website filters.

08/07/2018 - 3:29pm https://m.youtube.com/watch…

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=525xrI009qQ

Don't know how to embed in 3.0.

08/07/2018 - 3:22pm What's the saying, "walk…

What's the saying, "walk fast, talk a lot of shit?"

08/07/2018 - 1:00pm Not worthy of its own thread…

Not worthy of its own thread, but if you want a good laugh, CBS asked coaches various questions under the condition of anonymity, and one was who will be the best team this season.

The results were 92% Alabama, 4% Clemson, and 4% . . . Michigan State. Oh hai Mark Dantonio.

https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/candid-coaches-will-alabama-actually-will-be-the-nations-best-team-in-2018/

 

08/07/2018 - 11:31am First time I drove was in…

First time I drove was in the parking lot of a mall that's no longer there. My dad took me out and let me drive around for a while.

On a side note, thinking about that mall and the memories I have of going there as a kid,o it's both crazy and sad how the Midwest has changed, even in the last 20 years or so. People call it the Rust Belt derisively, but the name fits; outside of a few enclaves like Ann Arbor, it feels like the places where I grew up are just rusting away. Most of the places associated with my childhood memories are gone, and very few have been replaced with something else; the majority are just empty shells.

I get that's how nostalgia works, and I get that in many ways societal dynamics have changed for the better, but when I look at the places of my childhood, and how it's hard to see a future for most of them (and they're not unique), I do in some ways think that at least from a physical standpoint, society seems to be changing for the worse.

08/07/2018 - 11:10am Eh, 5 of the 6 are on…

Eh, 5 of the 6 are on defense, and really it should be all 6 (I'd swap Long for Patterson). All of those defensive guys played at a high level last year (plus Mo Hurst), and we still only finished 8-5 because of how bad the offense was.

So I don't see any problem with our ranking, at least until the offense shows on the field that we deserve to be higher.

08/05/2018 - 11:26am Did he count penalties that…

Did he count penalties that were declined? Even still, has to be a typo. Purdue had something like 100 penalty yards just against us last year; 313 is tiny for a full season (26 yards per game) let alone a five year stretch.

08/04/2018 - 3:08am Two kids, right? I'm pretty…

Two kids, right? I'm pretty sure a female student committed suicide after her claim of being raped by a football player was brushed aside.

08/03/2018 - 10:29am Any potential reason that…

Any potential reason that people have heard? That would really sting.

08/03/2018 - 10:26am Honestly, I always have to…

Honestly, I always have to go back up to look at who posted since I always miss it initially.

08/02/2018 - 12:03pm Shouldn't that be "only if…

Shouldn't that be "only if you play O against Don Brown?"

08/02/2018 - 11:45am https://mgoblog.com/mgoboard…

https://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/buying-selling-um-tickets-thread-spreadsheet

07/31/2018 - 10:28am I do appreciate Zordich's…

I do appreciate Zordich's openness, as opposed to guys like JayBaugh and Drevno who not only wouldn't say anything but often came across as put off that people were asking them questions.

07/30/2018 - 9:54am No love for Bioshock?

I’d…

No love for Bioshock?

I’d say Bioshock is easily top 5 all time, and quite possibly #1. Lots of games are fun to play, but I’d say a game needs to go beyond that to be GOAT level, and Bioshock and Kotor were transcendent experiences. 

Others I’d put in there would probably be GTA Vice City, Pokémon (Red/Blue were the originals that got me hooked as a kid, but I’d probably go with Gold/Silver for being the better game), and either Goldeneye or Halo 2.