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09/24/2018 - 7:41pm What’s wrong hyperbole (not…

What’s wrong with hyperbole (not that I see much genuine over-hype ... mostly the tongue-in-cheek variety) in this case?  Of course he’s not those guys, he’s Ben Mason.  What’s your point?  We can’t be excited about a player until ... when?  Do we have to wait until a player is a hall-of-famer before we express our joy for his game?  What’s really embarrassing is the fervor with which so many Michigan fans stamp out their own fanbase’s enthusiasm!

Do you rain on all parades with equal voraciousness, or do you single Michigan football out?

09/24/2018 - 3:29pm Tell us, Don, what train…

Tell us, Don, what train should we all be on?  Would it be the Old-ass curmudgeon, always complaining, always stamping out any enthusiasm and excitement Express?  Is that the train we should ride?  

Why shouldn’t we be hyped about Ben Mason?  How is this embarrassing?

09/01/2018 - 5:06pm Overration is, pretty much…

Overration is, pretty much by definition, never reasonable.

Speight’s regression is as due to several factors.  First and foremost, IMO, was the loss of a the key players who contributed to a huge huge percentage of the receptions the previous year (not on Pep).  Add to that the confusion on the OL (also, not on Pep).  Lastly, and something often ignored, is the fact that it seemed that because he was a upperclassman returning starter, Harbaugh had given him more responsibility and he just wasn’t comfortable with that early.  Maybe he reached his ceiling, or maybe he would have shaken off the early issues and looked great by season end.  We’ll never know.  

09/01/2018 - 4:26pm Simple.  Last season, and…

Simple.  Last season, and every season Harbaugh has been at Michigan, there has been a named OC, a PGC, and a RGC.  This year, by contrast, there is NO named OC yet the other two named coordinator positions remain.  Given that everything has always run through Harbaugh to the field, it’s pretty easy to see that Harbaugh has “taken control of the offense.”  

There, that was easy. 

09/01/2018 - 3:00pm Yeah because YOU know what…

Yeah because YOU know what constitutes good vs bad play calling.  Every play call goes through Harbaugh.  Like UMBig11 said, if you’ve got a criticism, direct it at Coach Harbaugh.  Given the shake up on the offensive staff, do you think Coach Harbaugh keeps Pep if he thought Pep was the issue?

08/31/2018 - 7:01pm There you go, Bud!  

I get…

There you go, Bud!  

I get it, believe me I get it.  

Aside from the more philosophical take of not sweating things we cannot control, this is supposed to be fun/entertainment, For the life of me, I just don’t know how people who follow every nuance of the Michigan football program, like so many of us MGBloggers do, cannot look at all the positives stacking up for the 2018 team.  Sure the schedule is tough, and yes there are questions (just like every team has), but the #1 question/issue seems to have an answer in Shea Patterson.  

Now, before I get the “pump the breaks” crowd after me, I’m NOT anointing him savior just yet.  But, because we’ve all been dissecting and analyzing every comment, tone, bit of body language, in every scrap of news from inside the program, we should all notice the difference.  First, Harbaugh announced the starting QB 2 weeks before the first game.  That, in and of itself, should put us and everyone else on notice that, although it might have been a close competition, it wasn’t really close.  Second, look and listen to the players and coaches — there are little wry grins, a quiet confidence, a “you’ll see” attitude that’s NEVER been there before.  

Its there because as great as this defense is, I believe the offense is moving the ball against this defense.  That’s what gives  more confidence than I’ve ever had.  We always hear that the defense progresses faster than the offense.  That it takes time on offense.  We’ve not heard that ONCE this off season from inside.  

08/31/2018 - 6:03pm This ^^^ sans the, …

This ^^^ sans the, “terrified” part.  

Patterson has big game experience, has built chemistry with the WR’s, TE’s and RB’s, and not to be overlooked, Ruiz at Center.  Add to that Harbaugh & Co. on the offensive side of the ball having ALL spring and summer to plan the offense around Patterson’s game.  ND is scrambling to find Ole Miss film, hoping against hope that Harbaugh just swiped their playbook — oh wait, Ole Miss DIDN’T HAVE A PLAYBOOK!  

Nobody, especially not ND, has any idea what this Michigan offense is going to look like.  So, yes, that will play to Michigan’s advantage.  But beyond the surprise factor, I really believe this offense is going to turn heads around the nation.  Obviously, Patterson is a huge factor in that, but so is the addition of the new coaching staff, and perhaps most importantly, Harbaugh’s willingness/ability to self critique and adapt.  I think the coaching changes reflect that on the whole, but what each coach brings to the planning cannot be over stated.  Harbaugh reviewed last year’s failure, decided to change, got his QB, got the coaches who can implement a different style of offense, and he’s going to unleash it upon the nation, with opening act tomorrow night in South Bend.  

08/31/2018 - 5:43pm So you’re saying that the…

So you’re saying that the entire trajectory of the season will be known by half time of the first game?!

 

08/31/2018 - 5:38pm No shit!  

Go through the…

No shit!  

Go through the ND game/preseason threads and count how many times the words, “scared,” “concerned,” “nervous,” or other synonyms have been written.  I get that many are taking a “wait and see” stance, but good lord has this hand wringing posture become oppressive.  Trolls are bad enough, but we deal with more negativity from our fucking die hard fans than all the trolls combined.  

I get that many of you have damaged beyond repair but keep this team, lead by this coaching staff, should give us every reason to be optimistic. 

08/31/2018 - 5:31pm How about this.  If the…

How about this.  If the opposite plays out — Pep calls a great game, Wimbush’s legs are kept in check by Michigan’s speedy, skilled and disciplined defense, and Shea is the steak — you come on here, admit you were wrong, and take your obnoxious contrarian schtick somewhere else.  

How’s that grab ya, Ty?  But you’re too much a cunt to do it.  

08/31/2018 - 5:23pm Do you say things like this…

Do you say things like this just to protect your eggshell ego, or are you just another troll?  

You were excited once, but then what?  You were disappointed so now you’ll never be excited again?  Pathetic, utterly pathetic.  How do some you ever love your life?  Seriously!

There is cause to be excited, and not just because the Michigan football season is upon us.  If you refuse to get excited, why bother even watching and posting in here?  Why not spend your Saturdays in the fall raking leaves, fishing (oh wait, maybe you won’t catch anything and be disappointed), or whittling toothpicks?

08/31/2018 - 5:09pm I’m as optimistic as I’ve…

I’m as optimistic as I’ve ever been about a Michigan team.  Fer fok sake so many of you guys only ever see the glass as half empty.  It’s patently obvious that the last decade has done number on the collective psyche of a lot of the Michigan fan base, but good lord so much worry.

This is Harbaugh’s most complete roster — thanks to the addition of Patterson — with weapons galore on offense.  I get that Wimbush is a running QB, and in the past those guys have given Michigan’s defenses fits, but this isn’t an old school plodding Michigan defense — this is Don Brown’s 3rd season and perhaps the best/fastest defense in the nation.

I don’t see ND bring able to sustain drives against our defense.  There might be occasional plays where Wimbush scrambles for 1st downs, but that will be their entire offense, and they’re going to need more.  With that kind of defense, the offense just has to be average, and I think this offense is really going to shock the nation.  

Harbaugh has his guy, finally, and we’ve seen the creativity and ability to keep an opposing defense off balance.  Yes, ND’s interior defense is good, but I think Harbaugh is going to attack the edges with that Patterson quick release, with TE’s and with Higdon and Evans and ND will have no answer.  

Too much speed on defense, too many weapons in offense. 

Big Michigan win: 35-3

Go Blue!

08/30/2018 - 1:57pm This ^^^ !!!

I said it on…

This ^^^ !!!

I said it on another thread after the official report came down: OSU swallowed the proverbial poison pill.  They’re too short sighted and arrogant to not see that Meyer, and the entire situation, is a toxic timebomb that will eventually explode and do significantly more harm to their precious football program than firing him would have done. 

They thumbed their noses at the media and the media will continue to circle like a pack of hungery wolves because they KNOW that there is fresh meat there to uncover.  It didn’t take long for an insider, privy to the sham investigation, to break out and express his disappointment in public.  There will be more.  

Drip, drip, drip ... tic toc, tic toc!

08/29/2018 - 1:57pm I can’t really articulate it…

I can’t really articulate it, and I agree we always think the team is confident, but it just feels different this time.  I think it’s three things: 1) Patterson; 2) 3rd year Don Brown defense; and 3) Ed Warriner’s expertise with the OL.

08/29/2018 - 11:09am Absolutely!

Not only…

Absolutely!

Not only Harbaugh, but all the other coaches and players as well — there’s a different feel, a quiet confidence that lacks that tone of hope/we don’t quite know what we have yet and won’t until we start playing games.  Harbaugh & Co. have been in the game long enough to know when the pieces are there and it’s already clicking versus when they’re not. I get the sense that everyone knows how good the defense is, and they’re seeing Patterson actually move the offense against our defense — something we’ve not really seen before.  

I’m as excited to watch Michigan as I ever have been!

Go Blue!  Beat the Irish!

08/29/2018 - 4:07am I get that it’s a tough game…

I get that it’s a tough game, but that’s what make Michigan football so great, it’s not SMU or WMU, it’s ND — and for the all time win % to boot.  

Maybe I’m just getting older and my perspective has changed — trust me though, I’m still very into the Michigan football — but I’ve tried to stop the “concern,” and the comparison that elicits the “why can’t we have nice things?” ethos concerning the program.  It is what it is until it’s something different.  

Two years ago Christmas I lost my best friend — he was a great father to his son, husband to his wife, son to his parents, and a great Michigan Man.  This time of year we’d talk more often about our beloved Wolverines, the up coming season, and which of the guys we were most excited to see progress and become great.  Winning was important, but it was more about the TEAM ... the TEAM, the TEAM, the motherfucking TEAM!  I miss talking with him and not a day passes that I don’t think about him.  Knowing what he faced like a brave ass Michigan Man without a moments worry makes how our kicker, or QB, or OL is doing insignificant.  Don’t get me wrong, I want so much for them to be great, but I’ll never worry if about whether they are or they aren’t.  They’re Michigan Men and I support them,  and seeing them play brings me joy — save the worry for other things.  

08/28/2018 - 10:17pm Wow!  

So many grown ass…

Wow!  

So many grown ass Michigan Men being concerned, worried, terrified, and shitting their pants ... good lord fellas, get yourselves together fer fok sake!  

All this hand wringing over every little rumor/innuendo — is silence about something the sign to panic, or is when there is chatter?!  I’d hate to see many of you in a REAL scary situation!

Everything is going be fine, guys.  The team is ready, the schemes are installed, their mission is clear and at the forefront of their minds, and they’re champing at the bit to get after ND!

Go Blue!  Beat the Irish!

08/26/2018 - 9:09am That, and because everyone…

That, and because everyone around you complained incessantly about the stench of your stinky twat ... yet try as you might you could do nothing about it because you’re really nothing but a LITTLE BITCH!

08/24/2018 - 7:31am Even all these years later,…

Even all these years later, I STILL cannot believe we won that game!  

08/23/2018 - 4:42pm The fallout internally is…

The fallout internally is going to start slowly at first.  Outside the program the world is, rightfully, outraged at the hypocrisy being displayed.  Inside the program they're practicing, getting ready for their opener, and trying to ignore all this.  Similarly, recruits are going through HS practices and trying ignore it all.  Both are trying to rationalize the whole situation, but it won't work.

The problem is going to come when Urban returns and then when the recruits start to arrive on campus.  No matter what Urban says or does, no matter how much a player/recruit tries to ignore it, everything that comes out of his mouth in regards to the "Core Values" is going to be seen for what it is: a complete and utter farce.  No matter how much they try, they will never be able to forget that the man pontificating to them is a liar, an enabler, and a complete fraud.  It will start as a drip, slowly building and festering in the minds of each and every player, recruit, coach and staff member.  Their coach as have outted, exposed, and is now standing bare before the world.  Mark my words, Urban WILL become a liability.

To be honest, although I am disgusted with how OSU handled the situation, I am actually quite thrilled by the result because OSU and Meyer displayed their true sociopathic colors for the entire world to see, and there is not UNSEEING that image.  In doing so, try as they might, they can no longer hide behind a front of righteousness.  OSU swallowed the poison pill, and the convulsions are going to be glorious to watch.

08/23/2018 - 4:10pm "YOU'RE NOT GIVING AWAY MY…

"YOU'RE NOT GIVING AWAY MY WATER PIC!!!!!"

08/22/2018 - 12:28pm I think the fact that it was…

I think the fact that it was announced 2 weeks ahead of time is very telling, and gives us a glimpse into how Coach Harbaugh operates.  Yes, it's a competition, not just lip service.  But, he's going to reward a player who meets his criteria for a starter and who has won the competition, when that happens, by naming him the starter.  If, as we saw, that doesn't happen until right before the first game, then that's when it's "announced."  In this case, it's clear that what the coaching staff has seen from Patterson in spring and camp is something they've not seen from a QB before -- and that, IMO, is a very portent of great things to follow.

08/22/2018 - 12:12pm So don't "fall for it" ……

So don't "fall for it" … that's fine.  But to make statements like " … he will show he's really not that good …" is just downright pathetic.  Is he going to be the GOAT?  I don't know, but likely not.  Is he going to be an upgrade from what we've seen since perhaps 2007?  I think it's very likely so.  You're entitled to your opinion, but that doesn't me you're not a miserable cuss and/or Grade A Troll.  Patterson is good outside the pocket, but it seems you've neglected to read (or more likely, just ignored) the he can also make "all the throws," and is especially adept and throwing the deep fade.  But again, keep pushing your agenda.  I think what will be really telling is whether you've got the sack to come in here and say you were wrong, if/when you are.  I doubt you do.

08/22/2018 - 10:21am You’re such a sad sack!

For…

You’re such a sad sack!

For the first time in forever Michigan has: 1) a clear front-runner at QB 2 weeks prior to a big opening game; and 2) said QB is, by all accounts and observations, a SIGNIFICANT upgrade as compared to what we’ve seen from the QB position of late — and yet you’re STILL taking a negative stance!  

You’re one of the ones who has complained about there being no starter named in prior seasons because there’s no separation, and derided the entire QB roster as lacking talent.  Yet here we are, seemingly on the opposite side of the coin but you just can’t stop bitching and twisting the information to suit your sorry ass agenda.  Unreal!

08/22/2018 - 9:34am I’m wrestling with two…

I’m wrestling with two opposing thoughts on this subject.  One, I cannot possibly see how, given the cultural #MeToo climate, that OSU can spin this enough to keep Meyer.  No amount of proper reporting (which is a stretch) can mitigate what a sleaze bag Smith is, nor that Meyer kept him on staff repeatedly.  I just cannot fathom how anyone making the recommendation to the university president can honestly believe that retaining Meyer won’t cause nonstop digging, jabbing, and significant dimishment of the university’s reputation — especially given the two OTHER law suits already hitting the athletic department. 

Further, OSU has fired every coach they’ve ever had, even Woody Hayes, so it’s not like there is no precedent.  They may TRY not to fire them, but eventually they do what simply has to be done (often because they’re forced to do so).  Here, as I said above, I just cannot see how the pressure to do what has to be done can be ignored.  

On the other hand, and where I’m struggling, it’s OSU and Meyer so I find it very hard to see them looking past the winning.  Ascribing logic to Buckeyes is a fools errand, but one I cannot seem to shake — something most in here don’t seem to struggle with. Yes, they want wins, but this issue has the potential to hurt that as well, if the fallout is strong enough.  Do they really want to roll those dice only to find out down the road that Meyer has become a liability?

We’ll see shortly I suppose.  

08/21/2018 - 10:28am Last year’s OL was a problem…

Last year’s OL was a problem, true; however, the issues were compounded by QB and WR play.  Often we’d see glaringly wide open WR, TE, and RB’s missed or thrown poorly timed passes.  Yes, some of that was on the OL, but  some of the blamefalls upon the lack of chemistry between the QB and pass catches.  Time and again Michigan would try to punish opposing defenses for daring them to throw, and they couldn’t execute, and not only because there was pressure.  There is always going to be pressure when the opposing defense overloads.  It’s up to the QB and WR to be on the same page and get their check down correct to get the ball out quickly.  That shouldn’t be as much of an issue this year due to Patterson’s quick release, but also the WR/TE/RB’s improving.  

08/21/2018 - 9:08am Nice, nice!  Tres Bien!

I…

Nice, nice!  Tres Bien!

I hope between runs, swims and sails you found time for drinking wine and eating cheese!

08/21/2018 - 9:04am Spent three weeks in…

Spent three weeks in Colorado golfing and fly fishing the Elk River a few miles outside of Steamboat, the Eagle River in Avon and Minturn, and Gore Creek in Vail.  Heaven on Earth!  

08/18/2018 - 2:53pm That’s for sure!  But you…

That’s for sure!  But you truly tipped your hand and gave us all a glimpse into your bigoted mind.  

I don’t agree with extremists, but at least they express their (deluded) views about others with unpretentious conviction, rather than the obtuse and cowardly manner in which you degrade Joe Milton.  

08/13/2018 - 3:03pm So maybe we should follow…

So maybe we should follow your lead and post snarky, disrespectful comments about recruits.  Would that be better?   It's clear that recruits and players pay attention to what fans say.  Do you think that the things you say about a recruit are helping?  

08/13/2018 - 2:55pm How did I insult you?  And…

How did I insult you?  And yes, I don't like your opinion, nor the way you express it.  My issue is with the passive aggressive second guessing.  On the one hand you say Michigan is going to win big, then on the other that Harbaugh & Co. are making a mistake by taking Woods.  Have you found the coaching staff incapable of managing the roster?  Do you really believe that they're going to have to turn away 5* recruits because they don't have space on the roster?  That's why I said that your sentiment seems pathetic to me.  It's people who know fuck all about how to do the job they're commenting upon deriding the experts about something that HAS YET TO HAPPEN.  It's a constant whining and hand wringing that is getting so tiresome.  Do people have to micromanage every decision and continually find fault with everything the coaching staff does?  Who needs rivals and enemies when your own fanbase acts like that?

08/13/2018 - 12:54pm Of course you are, but the…

Of course you are, but the Negative Nancy schtick is growing tiresome.  But, I think you know that and that's why you do it.

08/13/2018 - 11:24am What evidence?  Recruiting…

What is this evidence of which you speak? 

Recruiting is speculative.  If the guys who are hired to assess talent and make that speculative decision deem this kid to be worthy of a Michigan offer then I think it's appropriate to trust their judgement and not shit on a kid because he's lacking as many stars as some people want.  Does that mean that I worship Harbaugh, or that I would defend anything he does.  Absolutely not.  I'd just prefer that we don't get a reputation for treating kids with disdain because they're not where some want in what amounts to a popularity contest.

Further, I think there are people in here (like you increasingly) that are overly negative and seem to want to attack everything that Harbaugh does even before the results come in.  Every positive is immediately stamped out, all perspective has been lost, and to be honest, it's making the enjoyment of Michigan football increasingly difficult. 

08/13/2018 - 11:17am You're free to go root for…

You're free to go root for another team if you like.  You're an embarrassment, and using lyrics from the Victors while being such a negative, whining, tool only accentuates that fact.

08/13/2018 - 11:12am I am just surprised at you.

I'll admit that lumping you in the with "Star Mafia" wasn't fair.  My apologies.  However, I am just a little disappointed in your willingness to be negative (although measured) about a kid publicly in here.  I truly believe the way the fanbase reacts on social media is have an effect on recruiting -- just ask JOK.  Loose lips sinks ships and all that.

 

08/13/2018 - 10:54am Show me where I said…

Show me where I said anything about stars?  Further, I said I respect you and the work you put in.  Clearly, Mattison, Brown and Harbaugh see it differently than you do.  My only issue is that you felt the need to bring him down by saying he's MAC level at best.  I have no issue with you feeling that or believing that, but saying it in here is a disrespectful.

08/13/2018 - 9:05am I respect you, Magnus.  But,…

I respect you, Magnus.  But, IMO, joining the Star Mafia isn’t a good look for you.  Obviously, Coaches Mattison, Brown, and Harbaugh saw something in him that they felt was worthy of an offer, something that maybe doesn’t come through on film.  He camped, right?  

I expect this from others, and am disappointed to see this from you.  Even if it’s what you feel, I’d think you would know that speaking out like this is not only disrespectful to the player, but to Coach Mattison’s history as an elite developer of DL talent.  

08/13/2018 - 8:58am This is such a ridiculous…

This is such a ridiculous argument because I’m sure you and others would be in here screaming to the rafters about Michigan not getting the cream of the instate talent if, after this kid’s senior season when more programs take interest, he went to MSU or Wisconsin.

Coach Mattison has earned the right to decide which DLinemen he feels have what it takes to be elite, as has Coach Brown and ultimately Coach Harbaugh.  

All you guys do is shit on everyone and everything, act all smug, and when you turn out to be wrong, never have the sack to offer up anything resembling an apology.  

Pathetic!

08/13/2018 - 8:39am Your chosen internet name is…

Your chosen internet name is antithetical to the persona you display — maybe “CowardlyLoser” would be more apt.  

08/12/2018 - 3:28pm What does Haskins have to do…

What does Haskins have to do with anything?

Michigan beat Michigan, not Haskins.

08/12/2018 - 3:02pm C'mon AAA, 

Don't you know…

C'mon AAA, 

Don't you know that you're NEVER allowed to predict positive outcomes for Michigan, especially not when it comes to playing a ranked team on the road?!  You should know that past performance IS IN FACT indicative of future returns!  I mean, how can you possibly predict a big win BEFORE Michigan actually has already accomplished that BIG WIN?!  

Obviously, I am being sarcastic, and am just expressing my dislike the "pump the brakes" mafia that puts a hit out on any optimism.  

I'm right there with you, AAA.  I think Michigan's offense -- with Patterson at the helm -- is going to blow the doors off ND, and everyone else we face.  I think the defensive playbook used to beat previous Michigan teams -- load the box, pin your ears back and blitz and dare them to pass then  wait for either a sack, a 3 & out, or and interception -- is not going to work with Patterson's quick, accurate release.  I think Michigan is going to do a lot more short passing to the perimeter, getting the ball into the hands of the skill players with elite speed and then this, in turn, is going to open up the power running game, which will then open up the home run ball over the top -- which Patterson is said to throw VERY accurately. 

Although I agree that the OL was a source of trouble and frustration last season, I think they looked worse than they were due to the QB's not being willing (able) to make the appropriate pre-snap reads to punish the opposing defense with quick throws, or throw an accurate deep ball when they did have time.  It's hard to run into a stacked box, and it's hard to throw into a cover zone.  But, if the opposing defense is continually punished for trying to take away either the run or the pass -- which I think we saw happen when Jake was the QB in the second half of 2015 -- Michigan's offense was a thing of beauty that could run roughshod over a defense.

I think the OL is going to be improved, regardless of who the QB is, but with Patterson it's going to look even better.  ND might have a good defense, but they're expecting the same old same old Michigan offense, and I am pretty confident it's going to be anything but that.  Michigan marches into South Bend and throws down the gauntlet to the CFB world and announces that Michigan is BACK with a VENGENCE!

08/10/2018 - 2:16pm The elite ability to drop…

The elite ability to drop that fade/deep ball on a dime, perhaps more than anything else, is what wins Patterson the starting QB position.  I am not writing Peters off, by any means -- he did throw a good ball at times (when he had time) -- but it never seemed elite to me, just average for a P5 QB.  After three years of watching Harbaugh's offense its all about the set-up for the knockout punch.  As bad as things were last year, and in the Iowa game, there were still WIDE OPEN deep passes that if hit, change the outcome of not only several games, but the 2016 and 2017 seasons.  We've seen QB's of overmatched opposition maddeningly drop inch-perfect passes against our elite secondary give their teams a glimmer of hope and make games a bit closer that expected (Colorado comes to mind as an example).  Yet, at the same time, we've seen our QB's miss game changing passes time and again, and thus emboldening the opposition defense to "dare us to throw."  If what we're hearing about Patterson is true -- and I have no reason to doubt it is -- I don't think anyone is going to dare him to throw deep.  As a result, I think the RB's have a field day, and when the opposing DC is forced to load the box, the haymakers ensue.

I couldn't be more excited to see how the offense looks and performs this year!

08/07/2018 - 10:12pm Says the anonymous guy…

Says the anonymous guy trolling a rival message board — Pot, meet Kettle  — in a desperate attempt to defend two sociopaths who don’t give a fuck about him!

08/07/2018 - 3:49pm This sanctimonious, holier…

This sanctimonious, holier-than-thou crap is so infuriating.  It’s one thing to be a snake, but to admonish others for being snakes and carry yourself as a saint all the while slithering and hissing with complete narcissistic and self-serving motives is disgusting.  

I dislike both her and her husband intensely.  

08/06/2018 - 2:04pm I agree Red.

This is what…

I agree Red.

This is what is going to be most interesting about this whole scandal -- it's going to reveal what OSU's president is all about (what the fan base is all about is already crystal clear).  Maybe a significant aspect of what is going in behind the scenes is contacting the short list of big money donors and asking them some serious, "what if … " questions to gauge the fallout on both sides of the equation.  Obviously a significant part of a university president's mandate revolves around increasing donations, and I believe you're right that those donations are often tied to sporting success -- especially, I'd imagine, at OSU.  From what little I've heard about the current president, he seems to have actually have a moral compass, but just how far that compass will lead him remains to be seen.

08/06/2018 - 11:46am This is my point about…

This is my point about protecting the best interest of the university, and the football program.  What is pretty much certain is that if OSU keeps Meyer there will be a firestorm of national #MeToo protest.  What is unknown, however is what the ramifications on the football program will be if they keep him.  Perhaps it will be business as usual, or maybe it will be a huge distraction, fodder for intense negative recruiting, etc.  Again, if we assume that institutions always act in their own best interest it's difficult to see how OSU can keep Meyer, there are just too many negative possibilities and only one positive outcome -- the story fades into the background, all journalists stop investigating, and there is no negative effect on the football program.  Will they roll the dice? 

08/06/2018 - 11:19am So you're saying that we…

So you're saying that we should, "Pump the Brakes!"?

Funny how some Michigan fans seem intent upon removing ANY positivity associated with their own team. 

08/06/2018 - 9:10am In the #MeToo fueled climate…

In the #MeToo fueled climate of the day I cannot see any possible way OSU can justify keeping Meyer.  I know it’s OSU, but the fan base lashing out and trying desperately to save their hero is NOT the administration and that administration has the entire university to protect.  Meyer’s actions (and inactions) have boxed the OSU administration into a corner and ruining their football program’s run of dominance is by far and away the best possible outcome for the university as a whole.  I don’t trust OSU to do “the right thing” but I do trust them to do the thing that is in their best interest, and keeping Meyer will damage not only their beloved football program (perhaps irreparably)  but also the university at large.

08/02/2018 - 9:19am There is ALWAYS “more to the…

There is ALWAYS “more to the story ... “ as it’s usually just the tip of the proverbial iceberg that is ultimately exposed.  Urban Meyer is a classic narcissist whose sanctimonious hypocrisy work because he’s a winner.

The question remains how many of those long submerged stories come to the surface before OSU can stem the ebbed tide?

My hope is that this victim is true to her pledge to that she will continue to forget to expose Meyer for what he really is — because she almost surely knows.  

07/31/2018 - 10:58pm Who was the last National…

Who was the last National Champion to also have CFB’s #1 SoS?  Anyone remember?

hint: that team also had the first (and only) primarily defensive player to win the Heisman Trophy.