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10/14/2015 - 2:58pm 24-19

The good guys triumph in a game that isn't as close as the score suggests

09/12/2015 - 2:19pm Not one to complain about Refs

But they have been really bad this game.  Two critical pass interference no calls, an iffy pass interference call on Peppers, and an impossible roughing the punter call - it has been really bad.

11/10/2013 - 3:02am Good Post, but...

...oof.  If thinking about that isn't a punch in the soul dong, I don't know what is.

10/14/2013 - 7:51pm Apologize if someone else asked this

But I haven't seen it: If they knew they were going to punt at the end of the fourth quarter, why didn't they take another delay of game to attempt a better pooch/coffin corner?  I was wondering that at the time, but I didn't hear anyone else ask this - to my mind - pretty obvious question.

02/27/2013 - 9:28pm Before you rush to judgment

Remember that these are kids, most of them can't even drink.  It is inevitable that there will be some growing pains.  How about we put together a highlight reel of all the stupid mistakes mgobloggers made in their twenties and then we broadcast it on television.

You can be sad that we lost - it hurts, I know - but think about how you would feel if someone  was saying those things about your kid.

01/07/2013 - 11:42pm Holy Crap

This was prescient!

12/20/2012 - 11:55pm The cake is a lie

The cake is a lie

12/07/2012 - 1:09am When they rename the divisions

Michigan will end up in the "East" division, maintaining the tradition that you can "figure it out by remembering that Michigan is not in the one mentioned by their fight song."

11/25/2012 - 12:24am Uhhh... I don't wanna be THAT guy

... but they are 24-0.  And that is so depressing I think I am going to make myself a late night drink.

10/17/2012 - 12:54pm 32-13 Michigan

With 232 Rushing yards!

05/02/2012 - 9:38am Not to be a stickler

But wasn't the Big House's capacity 107,501 back in 2006?

12/06/2011 - 3:19pm Apparently,

the emphasis here is on "big," not so much on "east"

11/17/2011 - 1:18am If anything

If anything, I think the avatar proves that it is a 16 year-old fan.

11/02/2011 - 12:10pm Apparently not.

I am actually picking up the tickets on behalf of someone else so that would be why I did not receive the notice.  Thanks for the heads-up.

10/30/2011 - 12:04am Woolfolk at Safety

would be fine.  My guess is that yes, he is being moved because lost time due to various injuries which have kept him from being in true playing shape for more than a year.  He will be a good and serviceable backup at safety, but time has not been kind.  Chalk him up as another player victim of the coaching kerfuffle because I can pretty much assure you he would be more than serviceable at this position if he had only stayed a safety, or am I the only one who remembers that?


10/16/2011 - 12:48pm Sure, I can stop calling them that

But I do not think that they will appreciate "that stupid thug from down the street" anymore than "little brother."

10/11/2011 - 12:03am Wasn't it...

a 48 yard FGA?  I could have sworn the B1G joke announcers were talking about how Gibbons had never made a FG from beyond 40 and I am fairly certain that if it was 28 yards out, it would not have been so easy to block.

09/15/2011 - 12:54am About that last BRX

I distinctly remember watching the play unfold in the stadium and the main reason for the play's outcome is that Gallon slips a little bit right as Denard releases the ball.  If Gallon manages to keep his footing, I still don't think he comes up with it but I don't think that the ND DB does either.  I would like to lobby this to be brought down to a BR but this is a results based charting service...

09/12/2011 - 1:22pm Anyone else having trouble?

I am trying to submit myself into the drawing for the "Ohio" game tickets, but I cannot seem to get it to work.  Everytime I try to submit it says that I am missing information (name, phone, email) but there is no place to fill in this information.  Is anyone else experiencing this issue?



Tickets are located under the north scoreboard, right by the entrance to Section 34.

03/20/2011 - 4:40pm Morris needs to stop shooting

and look for the open man, dammit!  There is such a thing as trying to create too much.

03/20/2011 - 3:43pm I hate throwing stones...

but does it look like the refs are depressed each time Duke misses a free throw?

03/14/2011 - 8:55am If only...

Here is to hoping that this team will play well this year, but not to be too forward looking, I am really looking forward to next year's bracket.

01/13/2011 - 10:10pm I agree wholeheartedly.  This

I agree wholeheartedly.  This is one of the best posts I have read in a long time.  More than anything right now, I feel resigned.  Do not misunderstand me, I will vigorously support this team, this coach, and this program for as long as I have the voice to do so, but right now I feel like we have thrown in the towel.

12/14/2010 - 2:02am Right after the Big Ten

Right after the Big Ten renames itself to become "Queso."

11/20/2010 - 10:36am I am trying to stay positive

so is it possible that some of our DBs grew.  I know it is highly unlikely that all of them did but I would probably only give this about 3 out of 5 FAKEs.

11/19/2010 - 8:12pm Not to complain...

because you do so much for your devoted fans, but is there a "Key Matchup" for our the running game?

11/12/2010 - 10:38pm Man I miss DeShawn

The kid was just eminently likable. I wish him the best in whatever the hell is currently happening to his career. That being said, good luck to this crop of young talent.

11/12/2010 - 10:32pm No offense to the kid...

but Lewan could be matched up against a sack of potatoes and still be good for at least one ugly hold.

11/07/2010 - 9:10pm It's not your opinion.

Unfortunately, it is pretty much statistical fact that this is the worst Michigan defense ever assembled.

But I will still love them forever if they beat OSU!

11/06/2010 - 8:22pm I really don't want to defend him...

but I was watching college football update when Smith said this and he was actually referring to the fact that many people have already made up their minds about needing to fire Greg Robinson, not Rich Rodriguez.  In fact, he was arguing that the deficiencies on defense were not all Greg Robinson's fault and that a lot of it had to do with the fact that the kids aren't yet ready to execute, but it looked like too many people had already written off Robinson.  That was really the gist of what he was saying.

Ewww.  Defending him made me feel dirty.

11/05/2010 - 9:13am Agree with Mark May AND Lou Holtz?

I cannot believe that I agree with them.  Preparing for head asplosion.

11/02/2010 - 8:10pm Illinois Week? Really?!

We need to stop with the "[Insert School Name Here] Weeks."  That title should be reserved for big games and major rivals, and sometimes for State.

11/02/2010 - 8:14am Wins

Wins, it will take wins.  Nothing less.  People who want Rodriguez gone will want blood for sure, but it will never be enough unless the head coach is part of the bloodletting.  The only way he can avoid that is to win and if that happens, people may not like him, but they will accept him.

10/31/2010 - 1:11am Sorry

Double post

10/31/2010 - 1:07am I heard that comment but

I thought that he meant he would figure out which of his kickers would be "the one."  Maybe I misinterpreted.

10/31/2010 - 12:46am ad nauseam

ad nauseam

10/31/2010 - 12:42am I don't know

I think a good amount of blame for the defense can rest squarely on Rich Rod's shoulders.  The reason I say this is because Rich Rod doesn't seem to trust his D coordinators.  Looking across the tenures of both Shafer and Robinson, it seems like Rich Rod is a backseat driver when it comes to the defensive side of the ball.  It is apparently not his forte, but when things aren't going right it is almost like he forces his coordinators to put in packages that he likes (i.e. nickel with Shafer and 3-3-5 variant with Robinson).  In that way he is the ultimate Sunday Morning Quarterback who goes and second guesses the gameplan at every opportunity.

I realize that a large part of this is just him trying to secure his own job, but the fact of the matter is that for a guy who is trying to sell the winningest program on a radically different way of viewing the game; he seems to have very little patience for buying into his D-coordinators' ability to do their own job.  It seems kind of funny to think, but if RR is forced to leave the program, the thing that may have sealed his fate was the fact that he wasn't able to get Casteel (a coordinator he trusts) to follow him out of WVU.

10/30/2010 - 11:34pm Does anyone know if Roh played?

I didn't hear his name at all and I do not know if that woiuld be more concerning if he was playing or if he was not playing.

10/30/2010 - 6:45pm Sean McDonough called

Sean McDonough called Dantonio one of the classiest guys in college football, what a joke!

10/30/2010 - 5:30pm Why is that impossible?

Judging from the way the second half has started, I would say running up the score looks possible, if not likely.

10/30/2010 - 5:28pm I can understand that argument...

but it does not hold much water.  There was virtually no chance that Iowa gets the ball back with a real scoring opportunity.  Even with the timeouts, they didn't get the ball back.  Calling those timeouts is the football equivalent of teabagging someone, not that MSU doesn't deserve it.

10/30/2010 - 5:05pm On Iowa's timeouts before the half...

Are they dickish or are they awesome?  I really don't know.  If ever there was a team deserving of that kind of treatment, it is definitely MSU, but nevertheless calling those timeouts is pretty bush league.  I am conflicted.

10/30/2010 - 2:06pm Should we be worried about Illinois?

Other than the second half against MSU, the Illini have looked pretty good.  Right now, they are up 31-0 on Purdue and they are seriously looking like the biggest obstacle over the next 3 weeks.  Are Purdue and Penn State really that bad, or is Illinois getting good?

10/22/2010 - 11:36pm You are a man after my own heart

Some things you just can't escape.  Good man.

10/21/2010 - 3:37pm In fairness to Mouton...

is it possible that his bad choices are something that he has had drilled into him to try to cover up for Obi's mistakes?  I don't know a terrible amount about the X's and O's, but it stands to reason that a lot of mistakes can occur when your players don't trust each other.

10/17/2010 - 12:21am About Leak and Tebow

That Florida team was much more about the players that they had at their skill positions, than either of those two guys.  In fact, that team was really carried, by its defense.  Nevertheless, the main reason that Tebow and Leak could even stand to be on the same team together was because one was a freshman and the other was a senior.  The only reason Tebow saw the field was because Meyer had to crumble against heavy pressure when Leak wasn't doing so hot.

Having two guys in the same class splitting reps at QB is a recipe for disaster.  QB is unlike any other position, you cannot just swap guys in and out.  It is virtually inevitable that there is a dropoff in quality from the entire offense when switching guys at QB.  It can throw off an opposing defense or two, but the lack of consistency on offense will catch up with you more times than not.

10/16/2010 - 10:37pm While you might have a point

we could sit here and nitpick all day pointing out things that would have changed the complexion of the game if they had gone our way.  More than anything I was happy to see us fighting after we got way down.  It really sucks to lose, but after we crumpled last week, it was nice to see that we still had some fight in us.  Go Blue!

10/16/2010 - 9:23pm Don't want to be too negative

but I think those four turnovers pretty much necessitated the 500+ yards.  It was an impressive offensive performance to be sure, but it would have been better if we could have capped those long drives with more touchdowns and less turnovers.  Still you can see the potential, tantalizingly displayed in front of you as if to say, "you have not yet suffered enough to deserve me."

10/16/2010 - 8:37pm I think that makes it worse...

Saying that you outgained other teams, but still couldn't come up with the win makes you seem like a special kind of impotent.  Oh well, once we put it all together, we will be better. 

10/16/2010 - 8:02pm No kidding

Those three straight completions from Forcier to Stonum for first downs were really impressive.  That is the kind of execution that we need to be capable of with regularity.