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11/25/2018 - 1:21pm This part is badly…

This part is badly underemphasized in all these discussions. Our depth is still pretty bad, especially in the all-important lines. This meant playing injured starters over backups—what does it say about depth if injured Chase and Gary are better than their backups? And developing a line is a multi-year process, involving both consistently good recruiting, multi-year SC plus live-game seasoning in garbage time, and good coaching even before they hit the field. One or more of those has been missing since Harbaugh got here, and the recovery timeline is long. Arguably, this is the first year where all three have been in place.

11/24/2018 - 8:44am Go Blue1

Go Blue1

11/20/2018 - 7:51pm No. I want infinite wins.

No. I want infinite wins.

11/13/2018 - 7:52pm What makes you think the…

What makes you think the slur didn't happen? Zach Smith doesn't really deserve the benefit of the doubt at this point, but the current players would be defending Meyer and the program in general.

11/13/2018 - 7:48pm This is a pretty extreme…

This is a pretty extreme surrender cobra.

11/13/2018 - 7:41pm As I understand it,…

As I understand it, journalists usually contact their subjects ahead of time and often let them read the whole story so that they can fix any mistakes and whatnot or "have this/no comment" or whatever. By that point, the thing is pretty much finished, so the timing would be right...

11/11/2018 - 11:25am RIP OP.

RIP OP.

10/31/2018 - 8:21pm 1. 33 Male

2. minimum of 6,…

1. 33 Male

2. minimum of 6, max of 10 (all on TV, no longer in the A2 area)

3. Usually she's pretty cool: she understands that I need to unwind on my weekends and takes the opportunity to do her own thing. We're pretty low key and don't do a lot of planned out weekend stuff. Sometimes she'll join me at the bar, especially if there's a good food-truck and the game is around dinner time. I don't object when she makes it clear that there's something important to her. Not fighting that kind of stuff makes the other weeks easier, I think. Also, whenever possible, I try to schedule activities for the bye week or the games I'm less interested in. I prefer to sacrifice the cupcake matches so that I can watch the MSU and PSU games without annoying her.

Also, her dad is really into football, so most family events involve something on in the background. (My family lives further away, so we see them less often and not usually in the fall.)

10/24/2018 - 7:50am Is it actually reasonable to…

Is it actually reasonable to suggest that Gary drive himself (or, I guess, get a ride with a friend) to EL? (Would he be allowed in the locker room or on the sidelines? I have no idea about the rules of such things.)

10/21/2018 - 9:17pm I'm sure the CIA has people…

I'm sure the CIA has people working on it. I'm with you though: this is hilarious.

10/21/2018 - 9:16pm Whoever is running his…

Whoever is running his account (probably an intern) clearly knows a fair bit about American cultures: he tweeted Tupac lyrics on the anniversary of the founding of the Black Panthers or something like that. I'd bet that whoever is actually tweeting spent some time in the US, maybe did a college degree or something here.

 

Plus, of course, the Michigan Team watched 300 last week and just beat up on the Spartans...so....well, you can do the math.

10/18/2018 - 10:19pm Also: how did you season…

Also: how did you season your cast iron, and how do you clean it to keep the seasoning?

10/18/2018 - 10:18pm That's some beautiful food.

That's some beautiful food.

10/13/2018 - 11:23pm Thanks!

Thanks!

10/13/2018 - 1:57pm I want to add to the chorus…

I want to add to the chorus of thanks, and also ask a favor: is there a good resource for understanding passing routes? Not just the nomenclature, but why coaches will draw up plays using one rather than another?

10/04/2018 - 9:24am This is true in a lot of…

This is true in a lot of teaching: freshmen in 101 don't need to know the material the way the seniors in 450 do, and if you try to give it all to them, they'll learn it badly (too much to study, not enough background, no framework to incorporate new knowledge into) and get confused and frustrated when they try to do the homework. "For now, it's this or that. The other 10% of cases you learn next year" really does help.

09/23/2018 - 10:26am Frost might have lost the…

Frost might have lost the locker room, but I'm not sure this game is evidence of it. Interception followed by a few touchdowns in short order is bound to be demoralizing, especially when you know your QB isn't at 100% and that would have been a hard game even if he were. It's unfortunate for my mental state that NE gave up so early in the game: it diminishes UM's accomplishment, if true.

Also, there should be a mercy rule. :p

09/22/2018 - 3:31pm Hit me!

Hit me!

09/21/2018 - 8:35pm Could it be true?

Could it be true?

08/31/2018 - 11:32am I’m in Delaware, an hour…

I’m in Delaware, an hour north of Columbus. I understand that the UM team used to stay here overnight to avoid pregame harassment overnight before The Game. There’s a college here too, which loosens the ties to OSU a bit, I think. 

08/31/2018 - 7:06am I wear yellow pants and a…

I wear yellow pants and a Michigan t-shirt or hoodie and watch at one of the two watering holes within walking distance that tolerates that kind of thing here in semi-rural Ohio (owned by people who aren't that interested in college sports, so I don't get too much grief, and I mostly get treated as an eccentric rather than the enemy).

It's a solo thing for me: no one else in my family follows college football that closely, and my gf has no interest in sports at all. So it's my weekly me-time, more or less. 

08/26/2018 - 10:58pm I do live in Ohio these days…

I do live in Ohio these days... :p 

Thanks for the answer! I'd upvote if I could.

08/26/2018 - 10:04pm Would the Lantern…

Would the Lantern journalists be able to push their initial FOIA request or sue or something to get this into a courtroom?

08/26/2018 - 12:28pm ...and Viking-like hair…

...and Viking-like hair style preferences.

08/24/2018 - 10:39pm The Press are supposed to be…

The Press are supposed to be the discoverers and guardians of truth, courageous in their pursuit of it and scrupulously honest in their reports. It certainly looks like the OSU beat writers fell down on the job, and in a world-class irony, their failure to report honestly about the failings of an assistant coach led pretty directly to the head coach's problems. If there had been some heat back in 2015, Smith probably would've been fired then, and Meyer wouldn't now be suspended.

08/24/2018 - 7:51am Gonna be a great weekend. My…

Gonna be a great weekend. My birthday, then football!

08/23/2018 - 12:08am 1-7 and 9 are real issues,…

1-7 and 9 are real issues, but I think Title IX has been a red herring this whole time. It's focused on people in "any educational program or activity," so students primarily, and none of the people involved in this were students, as far as I know. But Title IX stuff is ridiculously complicated, and there's been a lot of confusion about it.