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12/22/2014 - 2:56pm That's b/c Brian is wrong, like he is about a lot of things

Balas knows what he's talking about.

09/03/2014 - 1:29pm If he is...

...it's really stupid of you to post this with this title and call more attention to it when Hoke and co. are clearly trying to keep it under wraps. There's a reason Hoke said earlier this week he wasn't discussing injuries. They don't review these videos that are posted on mgoblue and probably have no idea that's in there.

09/02/2014 - 7:15pm Sure it will blow over, everything does

That said, if you mean in the sense that things will end up well for Michigan in his recruitment, pretty sure this kid isn't coming here. He's a flaky recruit (obviously) and isn't solid with us (obviously). Would love to have him but these things rarely end up well for the good guys.

08/27/2014 - 8:51am High

With a belly full of coney dogs, brats, burgers and pizza.

08/22/2014 - 1:03pm Terrible video

Why do all of these hype videos have terrible, dramatic, slow, boring music? The purpose of a hype video  is to get hyped up. No one is going to get hyped up listening to that crap. Take a page out of the ESPN book and put together highlights to something trendy and upbeat.

08/08/2014 - 2:27pm I'll also clarify a bit

I grew up in Michigan. Many of my friends are Michigan fans. Many of them didn't go to the school. I go to games and tailgate with them. I watch away games at the bar with them and have parties for bowl games. I don't think they are creepy or weird. That said, I don't know any of them I could text "hey, what did you think of the Brian Cole committment" and not get a "who?" back in response. That's the difference in what I'm referring to.

08/08/2014 - 2:21pm There's a difference between following a team

...and being obsessed. Constantly reading about, posting about, getting emotional about a team constitutes obsession. Why have that much invested into an amateur sports team without some sort of connection? Michigan is my alma mater and current school. That's a connection. Having parents or siblings that went or go to the school is kind of a connection. The further I can go on the weaker the connection gets. The fact is, when you have little connection to something but are obsessed with it... yeah it's "kind of" creepy. It's an opinion. You don't have to share it. But all I'll say is there should be much more important things in your life than commenting on a football team you don't have much connection to other than being a fan. It might have something to do with why you weren't a good enough student to get into the school in the first place. Just food for thought.

08/08/2014 - 1:13pm I will be on the sideline

My first weekend back from my DC internship this summer too. Damn it's going to feel good to be home. Can't wait. Go Blue.

08/08/2014 - 1:10pm I have to be honest

I've never understood the whole obsession with Michigan football for non-students/alumni. This isn't a Wal-Mart Wolverine thing, I don't have that attitude. But I will say it's a kind of strange and creepy. I haven't missed a home Michigan game since I was 5, but had I not been/am a student, I probably wouldn't be on this blog.

08/07/2014 - 9:56am lol

Wow, man. You blatantly question the competence of the coaching staff then show you have absolutely no spine by adding that little sentence in at the end. You clearly don't have all the confidence in the world in our staff. If you did, you wouldn't have written everything else in your post. Which is good, you shouldn't. They haven't earned it yet. I'm not taking any position on this, I'm just in wait-and-see mode.

08/07/2014 - 9:08am You from Grosse Ile?

Just wondering.

08/06/2014 - 3:00pm Hahaha

I forgot about that. You're right.

08/06/2014 - 2:43pm Hmmm

I'm not sure you understand what "by definition" means. What you just said is tantamount to "All I've eaten today is salad and vegetables, I am LITERALLY starving"

08/05/2014 - 7:13pm Jabrill Peppers is shorter than Chuck

It's official. Yes I can see both are leaning. Anyone with eyes can still see he's shorter. That is all.

08/01/2014 - 3:39pm I hate you

Seriously.

(maybe not seriously, but seriously)

07/30/2014 - 10:13am Face palm

Racial issues are not political, they're social.

07/29/2014 - 1:41pm I expect him to stay there

Deveon Smith has always been the better back. How anyone doesn't see that and thinks that Green, who consistently is tackled after first contact, is the better back baffles me. Smith consistently breaks tackles and makes holes when there are none. Doesn't mean Green can't improve, but as of right now, Smith is the better choice.

07/29/2014 - 9:50am Speak English man

07/25/2014 - 10:37am Annnnnnd....

....now I'm gay.

07/22/2014 - 3:03pm Why should they get the full cost of attendance?

What makes the athletic accomplishment of a player like Jack Miller or Dennis Norflleet so much more worthy of being given everything than the scholar from the south side of Chicago that had to fight through far more adversity to get a full tuition academic scholarship to Michigan but still can't afford to house or feed him or herself? And that person has a far greater chance of attributing real value to society than 99% of the other college athletes out there, even those playing for major football and basketball programs. I've never understood the inane argument from athletes that say they went to bed hungry. It's a ridiculous lie b/c just like the rest of us that go or went to college with no money, there is federal aid in loans or grants that will take care of all of the necessities. And just like the rest of us they might have to pay it back when they graduate. For those that make millions of dollars for the athletic program, they have a far better chance of paying back those loans immediately since, if they truly are generating that revenue themselves, they're very likely going to be making hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars professionally afterward. Spare me their sob story. Full tuition is enough. Otherwise extend the full cost of attendance scholarship to academic scholarships as well. Athletes don't deserve any more than they do. In fact, they deserve less. They're not out there creating new technologies to make our lives easier, new medical breakthroughs, engineering marvels or positive social policy. They are providing entertainment. And only a scant few of them have names recognizable to the rest of the country.... Sorry, ending my rant now.

07/22/2014 - 2:17pm And with that "system"

you end up with a few elite programs becoming football or basketball businesses instead of universities, not requiring players to attend classes, making hundreds of millions of dollars more than any other school and monopolizing ALL the talent. There would no longer be any semblance of competition. Just like in the real world, free market economy (which is regulated far more than what you're suggesting for college athletics), there would be only the Warren Buffetts and Charles and David Kochs of the world at the top, holding 75% of the wealth in "college" athletics, leaving the other 25% to be split among the rest of the schools. Not sure how you could deny this when this is the reality of capitalism today. And that's with checks like antitrust laws in place which you don't think college sports should have. Thanks but no thanks. Today's NCAA landscape is far superior to that. 

07/22/2014 - 9:57am I was ready to respond positively to this post

B/c the thought behind it is correct. I agree that we could change his mind with a good season that I think is well within reach. That said, you lost me when you wrote "Hoke is recruiting good." My estimation of your intelligence dropped dramatically. Hoke is recruiting well, not good.

07/22/2014 - 9:53am Face palm*

He knew for a while he wouldn't be able to make it. Why was he saying he was coming? This football camp he has to attend didn't come out of nowhere.

07/22/2014 - 9:51am Riiiiiight

Sure, yeah. Let's impress one of the other 50 recruits that will never be a starter for a top 25 program. That makes me feel much better. There a only a small handful of uncommitted recruits coming now that can help this team in any way.

07/22/2014 - 9:43am Smartest post in this thread

Thanks for bringing us reason.

07/22/2014 - 8:56am Poor logic

We've known for a while he's going to be a Buckeye. Not sure what you're trying to do with that comment.

07/22/2014 - 8:54am Dude...

Got enough Michigan in your room? Are you 12 years old?

07/21/2014 - 9:44pm You seriously believe that?

That's not a good reason at all. If that's true he knew a long time ago that he wouldn't be able to make it. His coach didn't schedule this practice yesterday.

07/21/2014 - 7:43am These are terrible

Seriously. Not that you put much time into them, I'm guessing, as you said you were just playing around. Keep em simple and classy.

07/18/2014 - 6:07pm No I'm not

And obviously they've gained muscle but it is by no means visible.

07/18/2014 - 3:25pm What is everyone taking about?

They're all flexing. They're the same size they were last year

07/18/2014 - 12:49am Open bar tonight with CEOs and high execs

Just got home from drinking with high execs from corporations like Shell, Exelon, GE, Rio Tinto, etc. Open bar. Scotch and G&Ts all night. Awesome. Love Washington DC. All thanks to my Michigan education. Hail.

07/18/2014 - 12:49am Open bar tonight with CEOs and high execs

Just got home from drinking with high execs from corporations like Shell, Exelon, GE, Rio Tinto, etc. Open bar. Scotch and G&Ts all night. Awesome. Love Washington DC. All thanks to my Michigan education. Hail.

07/07/2014 - 7:58pm ???

No dude, THAT's ridiculous. A and W beats all of those any day of the week.

07/03/2014 - 11:25am Then your guess would be wrong

I know plenty of people that chose majors just for love of the subject and didn't care at all about what might come after, especially those who majored in things like English literature, art, dance, etc. The same applies to literally thousands of student athletes that play whatever sport they're in, including basketball and football, knowing full well they'll  never be stars or go pro. Some examples: Andrew Dakich, Spike Albrecht, Jack Wangler, Bo Dever, etc. Do they hope that maybe they might break out and become a star? Sure. Do they expect to? I highly doubt it.

07/01/2014 - 10:51pm Great logic, man

Obvious sarcasm. Your post makes no sense. You're saying its more likely they got most of their heights wrong? Use a little intelligence, if Peppers is 6'1, then Speight is almost 7'. It doesn't matter if they're standing in an arc, it doesn't make that big of a difference.

07/01/2014 - 3:28pm He's definitely NOT 6'1

He's probably 5'11. It's easy to see from pictures. The one posted the other day with him next to Lewis had excuses made for it: "he's not wearing cleats", "it's taken at an angle", "his head's at an angle", etc. All a little valid. But not enough to account for 3-4" in height. Look at this picture. If the other recruits' heights are accurate, he's definitely in the 5'10 to 5'11 range.

http://touchthebanner.blogspot.com/2014/01/final-espn-300-released-for-2014.html

All the other recruits' listed heights are correct in proportion to each other. Speight, 6'6; Ferns, 6'4; Bushell-Beatty, 6'5... Unless Speight is 6'9, there is absolutely no way Peppers is even close to 6'1.

06/19/2014 - 11:38am LOL

Wow.. No. You're thinking Liberace.

06/18/2014 - 8:24am Kind of kidding

I'm doing my summer internship for grad school here in DC and the World Cup experience has been incredible. Walked outside of my apartment the other morning and there was a group of Mexicans and a group of Brazilians on opposite sides of the street yelling at each other. It was incredibly fun to watch. I keep thinking every day how lame it would be to be back in Ann Arbor/Detroit right now for this incredible experience. That said, I know of a coffee shop in Clawson on 14 mile that is all about soccer. My guess is that place gets packed and is a blast to watch it at. It's on the south side of the street right by Main.

06/18/2014 - 8:20am LOL

That is all

05/09/2014 - 12:45pm They really need a new center though

Raiola is done after this year.

05/09/2014 - 12:42pm Those guys are reaches with the number 10 pick

But that's the problem. We should have attempted to trade down. We didn't. Mayhew said there were no good offers but it's a lie. 20 seconds after they were on the clock they turned their pick in. They didn't even attempt to shop around after the previous pick was made. It was typical Lions drafting. It happens every year without fail. They have a list of top prospects and just go with the top guy on it when it gets to them. They rarely try to maneuver or play with strategy. Hell, even Ebron could have been had several spots lower. At the very least take him a few picks lower and get an extra 3rd rounder while you're at it.

04/29/2014 - 7:23am You just saw them do something that wasn't sorcery

These players are desperate heaves and we should never have been in a position to make them. Beilein didn't have a contingency plan in place for the obvious eventuality that we were going to lose players at the end of this season. He hasn't recruited bigs since he got McGary and he should have been. Now we're left with iffy players playing out of position at BOTH the four AND the five. Sad state of affairs at the moment.

04/28/2014 - 11:28pm Hm

Sucks b/c he'll be playing for OSU next year.

04/28/2014 - 11:08am You're embarrassing yourself dude

You're the one out of touch. In the last year I've gotten 3 surveys on football tickets, their prices and what I want in my Michigan football experience. They're not pulling these ideas out of their asses. They've done legitimate market research and know what will bring more people to games. If Brandon thinks that more wi-fi will get more fans in the stands then it's because there's substantial evidence that says it will. But then there's little you sitting in front of his computer, never having taken an econometrics, statistics or economics course in his life and thinking he knows better than much more substantially paid people with MBAs.

04/26/2014 - 9:48am A panic offer that won't add anything for a few years

Not sure how him signing is a bright spot today. Some of us care more about the well-being of the program than a good feeling story.

04/25/2014 - 9:28am Sigh

Michigan pissed off some cosmic power in the universe when we embarrassed Tim Tebow in the Capital One Bowl in 2008. Our athletics program hasn't been quite the same since. Can't have one year without some really bad vibes around either the football or basketball program.

04/15/2014 - 4:29pm It says something

It also says something that we're not replacing that talent. Still have a ways to go.

04/15/2014 - 4:25pm It's not about him making a mistake

I don't think he's making a mistake even if he goes in the second round. I think he'll do very well in the NBA. He was playing out of position for the Wolverines and with the way the NBA is set up he'll do fine.

What it's about is that this is terrible for the program. Who plays the four next year? Donnal? Not exactly excited about that. If McGary goes, which is still a possibility, then we're even more screwed. Fact is, we had no backup plan for this situation and most people I was talking bball with last year thought it was a solid possibility. We better be prepared for when Irvin declares early next year. We're not replacing our talent.

04/18/2013 - 2:12pm Other words that, apparently, rhyme with develop

Antelope

Envelope

Cantaloupe

Jackalope

Tightrope

Jumprope

Bar soap (two words though)