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05/26/2018 - 9:07am Money

Look at his list of schools.  Two of the documented dirtiest programs in football and a bunch of SEC teams.  A clean program isn't going to get a kid like this.  It's just the way it goes.  MSU is probably only on the list because of what appears to be a nice little "Belleville pipeline" for MSU.

That is a major reason why I wish the NCAA would just let the kids take money from boosters and endorsements. I would love to see Michigan compete on a level playing field with dirty programs.

03/23/2018 - 12:48pm Not in my book

The Pac 12 is still seen as a major conference and their fans are ardent in their belief that they are the best.  So are a large portion of their media.  Arrogance is alive and well in the Pac 12.

03/23/2018 - 12:28pm Izzo is on the run

Izzo knows the shadow of conseqences is looming closer over him than it ever has.  No wonder he is becoming "unhinged."

03/23/2018 - 12:26pm Perfect

Hoke has been called a lot of things, but "subtle" isn't one of them.

03/23/2018 - 12:17pm Regression Toward the Mean

I often use "regression toward the mean" when talking about sports.  For this game, I said on a few forums that if both teams regressed toward the mean, Michigan would win.  The "flip side" of this for Michigan is that they averaged 37% from the three point line this year.  That makes it highly unlikely that we will see 58% again this tournament.

Luckily, they still would have won if they had shot 9/24, or 37.5% from the three point line.  A team with this kind of defense is going to win a lot of games, especially in the NCAA Tournament where it is usually harder to score.   

They had two bad shooting games and one great one.  I am hoping they settle in at 37-40% for the next three games.  It should be enough.

03/23/2018 - 12:09pm RAVEN

RAVEN: Remember Affect Verb Effect Noun.

03/20/2018 - 11:54pm Victim of his own success

Dumars was so successful early that nobody in the league wanted to make him a bona fide trade offer in his later years.  They were all afraid of getting the short end of the trade.  I think the disaster with Darko was what made everything fall apart.  They would have won at least one more NBA Championship if they had drafted 'Melo instead.

I think Chauncey would be solid.  But while we're bringing people back, I vote for bringing Stevie Y home to the Wings.

03/11/2018 - 6:39pm Bahaha

I am guessing it might be more relevant to ask if Barkley ever goes on TV without drinking...

03/09/2018 - 11:13am Ugh

Brandon almost killed Domino's.  He almost killed the University of Michigan athletic department.  Finally, on his third try, he "succeeded."  He killed Toys R Us.  

I know there were plenty of outside factors, but when everything falls down around an executive everywhere he goes, sometimes you have to hold that executive at least partially responsible for the outcomes.

02/19/2018 - 3:03am Hmmm

And now Michigan and OSU have the same overall records this season: 22-7.  Maybe the oddsmakers and gamblers had OSU figured out before the media did.  I wonder if Michigan will be ranked over OSU? 

The media and coaches can't use Big Ten "weakness" as an excuse for criticizing the Big Ten and then give OSU the nod over Michigan for a "better conference record."

02/07/2018 - 10:04am Why bother?

I don't hear anyone at Michigan saying "this is the hire that puts us over the top."  Why should anyone here bother to "say" or prove an irrelevant concept?

02/05/2018 - 3:12am Fait Accompli

This was a fait accompli the second Patterson signed with Michigan.

02/05/2018 - 3:09am Terrible headline

He's just a guy who bowls in a league and has one series over 700 with a 195 average.  This is on what is known as a "house shot," on which professionals who actually make money average at least 235 and closer to 245.  That is a 700 series pretty much every time they bowl.  He's not bowling in any tournaments.

He's a "pro bowler" like French Fries are "French."

01/29/2018 - 2:03pm I agree

I agree with TruBlu, and I'll go a step further.  I will be stunned if the MSU administration are obstinate, arrogant and ignorant enough to keep Izzo and Dantonio for another week.

01/29/2018 - 1:23am Don't: just don't...

Don't try to normalize the Culture of Sexual Assault at Michgan State University by insinuating that it "happens at other schools."

While some other schools may indeed do this, it is not "business as usual," nor is it commonplace.  What happened at MSU is very, very wrong and is the biggest sexual abuse scandal in the history of sports.  

Nothing of this scope is happening anywhere else or there would be some obvious signs that something was going on.  You know: like the signs the media and the MSU administration ignored during the reigns of Nassar, Izzo and Dantonio...

01/29/2018 - 1:17am Me, too

I "vote" for 1968.  A lot of people don't remember that the Tigers almost won in 1967, too, losing to the mighty Yankees on the last day of the season to lose the pennant.

01/29/2018 - 1:14am Come on

Nobody with an IQ over 70 ever thought she could beat up Chickenweather.  He has too much exprience beating women.

01/26/2018 - 4:32pm Great article

This article shows why students should have more input into issues like this than they do at most schools.  An adult sitting in an admin office doesn't know half as much about what is going on with students as the students themselves do.

I hope they listen to their students a lot better than they listened to all the young women who complained about being sexually assaulted and were pretty much told to "shut up and go home."

01/26/2018 - 4:26pm Both are Gone

It's obvious that neither Dantonio nor Izzo will survive the fallout from the ESPN piece.  My best guess is that Izzo will try to "get on top of the story" and announce his retirement effective after this season.  That way, he gets to coach what he called his "best team ever" before the season began through the NCAA Tournament, which he feels he has a chance to win.

As for Dantonio, I would guess he will either "retire" or get fired in the next week or so.  Sparty trolls aside, there are a lot of Sparty fans who are honorable and don't want to see a culture of sexual abuse at their school.  They will decide a few more wins are not as important as cleaning up their school and they will turn on both coaches.

Also, as David Brandon learned, student demonstrations can go a long way toward swaying administrative decisions.  I am guessing there will be a large demonstration demanding the firing or resignations of both Izzo and Dantonio in the next few days.

Short version: both coaches are gone.  It's just a matter of how soon.  The sooner they leave, the sooner MSU can start cleaning up their cesspool of sexual abuse.

01/24/2018 - 12:25am Bad comparison

Something like this would never "touch Bo."  He would probably have dragged the offenders out the door himself.

01/18/2018 - 12:53pm Great

Sounds like I missed a pointless but hilarious argument...

12/22/2017 - 5:37pm Another Coverup?

How was this covered up for so long?   Why wasn't it publicized when it happened?

It's almost like Sparty playars and coaches receive special treatment...

12/22/2017 - 5:28pm Ugh

I hope Shane does well with his degree, because he isn't going to sniff an NFL camp.

12/20/2017 - 4:24pm What?

"Even when we lose to them every year?"

69-36-5...

12/20/2017 - 9:59am I agree: too much stress

I hope Kill made enough money to not have to work if he doesn't want to.  If he does work, the booth would be great.  I always wondered why a guy with seizures would go back to a job that usually demands 80-100 hours a week.

12/18/2017 - 4:24pm Calm down

When you look at Harbaugh's record, both at Michigan and at Stanford, there's no reason to panic.  He has done a great job so far and will continue to.  A couple of late offers to players you deem substandard really aren't anything to worry about.

Michigan will be fine.  The pipeline is flowing.  Michigan will hit on a few and miss on a few.  For a clean program in a dirty era, they are doing great.

11/29/2017 - 2:29am Right

"Processing redshirt freshmen?"

Why on earth would anyone automatically assume that a 19 year old kid being frustrated about his place on the depth chart was being "processed?"  I don't know about everyone else here, but I certainly didn't make a lot of rational decisions when I was 19.  

EVeryone wants to play now.  Nobody wants to wait.  Ironically enough, a lot of kids get frustrated with the depth chart, transfer, sit out a year, and then find out they would have played sooner if they had stayed.

 

11/27/2017 - 11:35am Sure

Sounds great.  But what happens if Peters and McCaffrey both get injured?  This year was a wake-up call for those who think you can get by on one or two competent QB's.

11/27/2017 - 11:32am Good call

Good call on the "fast" thing.  I used to laugh when Tampa Bay fans talked about Shaun King like he was "fast."  I would ask why they thought he was fast.  You can all guess the answer.

 

11/27/2017 - 11:29am Ugh.

With the Speight transfer, depth at QB is going to be a problem next year.  If you pray, pray that Peters and McCaffrey stay healthy.

11/27/2017 - 11:26am Come on

We all thought the Harbaugh magic would overcome the loss of 19 starters.  It didn't.  Michigan's problems were with personnel: not with coaching.  The best of Hoke's recruits left for the NFL, etc, while most of Harbaugh's recruits were a year too young to make a difference yet.

Next year will be better, but 2019 will be the year when Michigan is fully loaded with a roster that will make them legitimate playoff contenders more often than not.  A little bit of patience goes a long way during such a massive rebuilding job.  

11/21/2017 - 2:09am Sorry

Sorry, but if you are going to criticize a team that returned three starters for "only" winning 8 or 9 games, you are a fecal dropping of the highest magnatude.

11/21/2017 - 1:58am Not that bad

It sucks right now, but when you look back at this, 8-4 or maybe even 9-3 isn't going to look bad for a rebuilding year within a rebuilding process.   It will take the full five years to repair David Brandon's damage to the team.  

Next year should be better, but I think 2019 is going to be the year when it becomes obvious that Michigan is fully loaded and poised to be a championship contender for the foreseeable future.

It sucks when you have to be patient, but there are much worse things that can happen.  Like 3-9 in a coach's tenth year, for example.

11/20/2017 - 10:22am RIP

Terry Glenn played for the "bad guys," but he was a warrior.  RIP and condolences to his family.

11/20/2017 - 10:20am Nope

"The time will come when we win decisively..."

Why should Michigan have to be 10-17 points better than the other team to get a victory?  Is fair officiating too much to ask?  Last year, refs gave Iowa the game with bogus penalties and gave OSU the game by awarding a bogus first down after Michigan had won the game on the field.

Either refs are failing to control their personal bias or the league office is more like WWE than actual athletic competition.  Neither situation should be allowed to happen.

11/20/2017 - 9:59am Dolts

For a fan community that likes to feel we are smarter than other fan communities, we sure have our share of dolts.  The David Brandon Debacle left this program in a state of disrepair that is going to take a full five years to rebuild.  Any expectations of immediate championships don't display a lot of intellect.

The Wiscy game was a great example of why Harbaugh didn't want to play Peters this year.  The OL he has cobbled together is nice, but isn't really able to provide enough protection against elite teams for a senior QB, what alone a RS freshman.  

Next year will be better, but it's gonna be 2019 before Harbaugh has his own senior class, not counting the transition year.  We should be grateful for Harbaugh going 10-3 his first two years, with a probable 9-4 this year.  Contrast that to what happened to MD in the tenth year of his program, going 3-9.  

I am as happy to see Harbaugh there as I was when he was hired.  I think they may contend next year, but I still think it's gonna be 2019 before we can expect this program to be in contention for the BT and National Chapionships on a yearly basis.

11/16/2017 - 11:59pm Indeed

One colon can go a long way sometimes.  So can the word "via" or "from..."

11/11/2017 - 11:35pm I love it

This has been the best day all season.  Sparty and ND not only got crushed, but got their illusions of elite status shattered.  It's a great day for college football.

But I'm hoping for an even better day in two weeks.

10/08/2017 - 4:34pm Too many crybabies

I am tryiing not to read to many of these kind of comments, but I couldn't resist this thread.  All being a crybaby accomplishes is to make great material for schadenfreude seekers.  

There are rare occasions in which a coach walks into a team that is ready to win championships.  Michigan wasn't one of them.  As far down as Michigan had gone, nobody has any right to expect anything out of this team until year four, and peak performance won't begin until year five.

Michigan is 24-7 under Harbaugh so far.  Harbaugh has overachieved and raised expectations much higher than they should have been.  They may take a step backwards this season due to all of the lossses.  Basically, they lost almost all of the really good players Hoke left to the NFL and most of the ones he recruited are too young to compete for championships quite yet.

Be patient, enjoy whatever this team gives you and wait until the full Harbaugh magic can kick in.  He has already done much more than most coaches would have done with the personnel he had, considering how poorly they had been developed.

Or, just whine and give opponents' fans something to laugh at.  Whatever....

09/17/2017 - 11:29pm Uh, right...

Scott Frost's comments reeked of someone who has no class.  He should be above that as a coach.  He sounded more like a 15 year-old HS player than a coach at a quasi-major college program.

May his lack of class live in infamy...

09/11/2017 - 3:15pm It was perfect

It was a perfect scenario: insult them on the field and apologize later.  OSU didn't exhibit much class when they beat Oklahoma, so they deserved what they got.  

Mayfield looks like a leader as a player and a coaching candidate when he can't play anymore.

09/10/2017 - 6:36pm Don't be a hypocrite

Brandstatter was part of the first Bo team that reinstituted Michigan as a force in college football.  So was Dierdorf.  I am glad to see two people who contributed so much on the field have an opportunity to work the radio booth now.

It's called "tradition."  Don't be a hyoocrite.

08/28/2017 - 7:36pm OK

As someone who has been a fan since 1960, I have mixed emotions.  On one side, the unis are downright ugly.

On the other side, recruits may like the unis.  However, I would be a lot more comfortable with these abominations if there was some evidence that recruits actually like the unis and that they will consequently be "good for the program."

Luckily, it's only one game.  I'm glad nobody has to watch this game on a black and white TV.

08/26/2017 - 12:17am Bahahaha!

I wonder what the idiots who have already burned their Thomas jerseys are going to do...

08/26/2017 - 12:16am Keep drinking and go to the game

When a venue doesn't sell beer inside, people feel they have to drink an entire game's worth at the tailgate party.  Maybe if enough people stagger in, they will see the error of their ways.

08/11/2017 - 10:17pm Mixed emotions

On one hand, he was convicted of a felony and a misdemeanor.  On the other hand, the sexual component of the case was "he said, she said" and the statement at his sentencing sounded like it was written by an attorney with a civil suit in mind.  Also, there was no accusation of penetration, ala the Sparty players.  Furthermore, he has already been punished by the courts and by the school.

I am just going to trust that Harbaugh and Manuel are smart enough to make the right decision.  In Harbaugh we trust and welcome back to Perry.

08/11/2017 - 10:10pm Definitely 100

100 is perfect.  I would be elated if I won, but I wouldn't be devastated if I lost.

08/08/2017 - 10:47pm That TP

"Sales would be through the roof?"  They tried it and sales went down the shitter...

08/07/2017 - 7:16pm Sparty?

It's obvious to anyone who sees patterns that Izzo went to the "dark side" after his 20 point loss to Duke in the Final Four.  After that game, he made a cryptic comment about how he was going to "do what it takes to win in today's game."  Within a few months, he had two four stars and two five stars.  

If Sparty basketball was a play, it would be called "The Bagman Cometh."

08/07/2017 - 6:13pm Hmmm

One thing we can say with certainty: Bama and Ohio State are the most prolific cheaters in football.