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08/15/2018 - 11:15am The reality is, OSU has had…

The reality is, OSU has had far more talent and/or better coaching for almost 15 years now. The feeling Michigan fans continually have of "if this play had happened" or "if Michigan hadn't made that turnover" or "if Michigan just had that one player" is not an issue of Michigan getting in it's own way or finding a way to lose. That would imply Michigan was on equal footing with OSU. 

The sad reality is Michigan has had to play near perfect football to even be close to OSU and inevitably college kids are not going to play a perfect game. Frankly, it's a credit to the players effort that many of the games over the past 15 years have been close.

We'll see how the season plays out, but this year feels like the talent and coaching capability of Michigan is fairly equal across the board with OSU. 

08/15/2018 - 10:13am This post does nothing to…

This post does nothing to improve my confidence in the average person.

08/14/2018 - 6:17pm Hello,
Is there anybody in…

Hello,
Is there anybody in there?
Just nod if you can hear me.
Is there anyone at home?

Come on now
I hear you're feeling down
Well, I can ease your pain
And get you on your feet again

Relax
I'll need some information first
Just the basic facts
Can you show me where it hurts?

08/14/2018 - 3:40pm Exactly. Anyone who thinks…

Exactly. Anyone who thinks Urban is sitting around his house having fun with his Bob Ross Coloring Kit and weeding the flower bed is delusional.

They are sending him live video feeds from practice and he is on the phone 24/7 with the staff.

08/14/2018 - 3:29pm After watching that press…

After watching that press conference, I believe Maryland is going to try to retain Durkin through this. And regardless of what they do, or do not do, with Durkin the President and AD just opened the University up to a huge lawsuit. Wow. 

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08/14/2018 - 1:36pm I'm sure Durkin and a few…

I'm sure Durkin and a few others will be fired today. After one year off I bet Durkin is hired as a D-coordinator or Assistant to the head coach at Ole Miss, Arkansas, Texas Tech, Okie State, Kentucky, Missouri, or some other such school next year.  If there is any national outrage to the typical hiring rumors, those teams will pass and he will have to move to the next tier down. Someone will hire him. It's sad, but inevitable. 

08/13/2018 - 9:41pm There is a lot of…

There is a lot of exaggeration on the internet. This is not.

08/13/2018 - 5:36pm Yes, because the one word…

Yes, because the one word always associated with Harbaugh is "lazy".

 

What a maroon. 

08/13/2018 - 4:46pm Don! How dare you bring…

Don! How dare you bring logic and insight into this discussion?!? Clearly Harbaugh should be able to recruit the top 100 on 24/7 as if he were going to the grocery store. Things like distance, family, childhood fandom, etc should never come between a top 25 recruit and Michigan!!

08/13/2018 - 4:42pm Who is this someone better…

Who is this someone better you would be pressing for?

If you read the full OP, Woods has been in touch with Hinton (the highest rated recruit currently committed) and Hinton seems to be ok about having him as a teammate. 

08/13/2018 - 12:55pm The argument against $38M…

The argument against $38M being a a big deal (i.e. Firing Urban)...

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This data is from 2016. The athletic department brings in $170M+ per year. $79M is spent on "staff & admin pay and benefit" and "other". They freeze a couple of head counts and cut spending on other and the $38M is covered in two years easy. 

 

The argument for keeping Urban...

08/13/2018 - 12:07am You’re an idiot.

 

There…

You’re an idiot.

 

There is no value in arguing beyond this point.

08/11/2018 - 11:18pm He is definitely done at…

He is definitely done at Maryland. Unlike the Urban situation, their is absolutely nothing more which can be learned that makes the situation better. It can only get worse and the starting point is (very sadly) a kid dying. 

 

Unfortunately, in today’s day and age, I can see Durkin working his way back into a P5 coordinator role again. He’s pretty young, so if he is able to do that, he could get a head job again 10-15 years from now ata school like Kentucky, Ole Miss, Texas Tech, or South Carolina.

08/11/2018 - 11:10pm You just asked an MSU fan to…

You just asked an MSU fan to read, how long are you willing to wait?

08/11/2018 - 11:06pm Seriously, doing reruns of…

Seriously, doing reruns of your own post?!?

08/11/2018 - 11:03pm We’ll always have “This is…

We’ll always have “This is Michigan fergodsakes”.

08/11/2018 - 11:00pm I think the problem with the…

I think the problem with the Brandon hire was that he was a great candidate on paper but anyone paying attention to the details of what was happening at Dominoes (and why would the average Michigan fan have been doing that?) would have seen the early warning signs.

During Brandon’s time at Dominoes their market share decreased significantly and in response the quality of their product started to decline. That is a clear sign of poor management, but most people would not have been tracking such a thing until Brandon’s name came up on the radar as a possible AD. At that point MSC was already railroading it through so all anyone really had time to look at were the resume highlights of CEO, Regent, Former player. Those three things look great if that’s all you know. 

08/10/2018 - 12:53pm I was not pleased with the…

I was not pleased with the MSU schedule issue thanks to dumb ass Brandon. However, I think Michigan actually benefits long term. Yes MSU is a rivalry game and those are always hard, but with OSU, MSU, and Penn State all in the East, there are going to be two home games and two road games every other year no matter what against the three other toughest teams in the East. As history hopefully returns to normal, I would prefer to have OSU and Penn State split vs. OSU and MSU split. 

08/08/2018 - 10:43pm 7 shakes for 5 guys means…

7 shakes for 5 guys means three upset guys.

08/08/2018 - 3:21pm I shouldn't have laughed at…

I shouldn't have laughed at this, but then again, last year made me cry.

08/08/2018 - 1:28pm Not mentioned, but…

Not mentioned, but potentially even more important, the NCAA created two teams focused on enforcement. One team investigates, the other team reviews and decides punishment. Both teams are independent third party and are not allowed to have any school or conference ties. I.e. the only way to influence them would be to bribe or physically threaten them. 

They still will not have subpoena power, but they can basically operate like a private investigator. That is a far cry from having to announce their presence, schedule a meeting, and politely ask the school to please hand over any documents they see fit to share.

08/08/2018 - 12:42pm Where can I find that drug…

Where can I find that drug in Michigan?

I've been taking 28-11 and it doesn't provide the same buzz.

08/08/2018 - 11:14am I do agree with it because I…

I do agree with it because I enjoy working with good people instead of assholes.

My company doesn't compel anything. I was hired in part because my personal values align with company values. I have since taken that into account with every person I have hired.

If I wanted to work at a place where ethics and values didn't matter, I could, but I wouldn't enjoy it. 

08/08/2018 - 10:40am As long as it is a walk-on…

As long as it is a walk-on not on the two deep. If it's a starting player, I'm sure they will have to sit out 1 quarter against Bowling Green.

08/08/2018 - 10:35am It's amazing you survived…

It's amazing you survived both Jonestown and Waco.

My employer can fire me for any number of things I do outside of work because I am a representative of my company 24/7. That is pretty common. A recent example was the lady who was fired for simply flipping of the POTUS motorcade while she was out riding her bike because it was caught on camera.

08/08/2018 - 10:28am Tom Rinaldi is storyboarding…

Tom Rinaldi is storyboarding and selecting sound tracks as we speak.

08/08/2018 - 10:26am The official term is "Trial…

The official term is "Trial balloon", and yes, this happens all the time, especially in politics.

08/08/2018 - 10:21am The writing was on the wall…

The writing was on the wall for him to come back as soon as they announced they would be wrapping up the investigation in 14 days. 

The committee to investigate this was 4-5 days in existence and they already knew how long it would take? BS. They knew when the season started. End of story. 

08/07/2018 - 5:37pm James "Buster" Douglas…

James "Buster" Douglas. Still don't know how he beat Mike Tyson, but he did, and that's all he did.

08/06/2018 - 3:13pm Why does the Angry Michigan…

Why does the Angry Michigan State University DoucheBag Hating God who spites D'Antonio, Izzo, the players, and all MSU fans into having a Little Brother complex and wearing Axe body spray while watching reruns of Jersey Shore want to take out their corner backs?

08/06/2018 - 3:03pm If/when he is reinstated, it…

If/when he is reinstated, it is something reporters could ask him about at a press conference.

"When you mentioned personal reviews as an issue in his performance review, what exactly were you referring to?" 

Also, what kind of half ass performance review format is that?

08/06/2018 - 1:08pm Didn't the submarine start…

Didn't the submarine start in year 1? I believe that was Harbuagh's exact quote to kick off fall camp four years ago. He's done it every year since. 

The idea that Harbaugh is suddenly more focused this year is silly. 

08/06/2018 - 11:03am Bush started the season…

Bush started the season getting sacks because of the scheme Don Brown was using crashing the line with Furbush and opening lanes for Bush. As teams adapted, so did Brown. He brought pressure from other areas while using Bush as a threat to rush. Bush still finished with 102 tackles which means he did not fade down the stretch, he just wasn't getting sacks while others on the defense were (see Hudson & Winovich), partly because teams had to worry about what Bush was doing.

08/06/2018 - 10:59am Clemson had 4 defensive…

Clemson had 4 defensive lineman on the list. 2 DT's and 2 DE's. 

08/06/2018 - 12:13am That doesn’t look very deep…

That doesn’t look very deep. If you’re going to help a guy out, just sayin...

08/01/2018 - 4:07pm Your combination of response…

Your combination of response and avatar is absolutely perfect.

08/01/2018 - 2:10pm Making players earn their…

Making players earn their playing time is not a mistake. If you have watched all of the practice videos, watched the Amazon series, and read coach and player interviews, one thing is pretty clear, for what ever reason, Speight was not able to master the little things which can lead to big problems in a game. From attitude, to how you receive the snap, to how you hand the ball off these are all things we know Harbaugh tried to teach Speight the right way to do it, and all of them came back to bite the team in the ass because Speight didn't do it the way Harbaugh wanted him to do it. Any player that negatively impacts the team because they can't or are unwilling to perfect the basics should be looking over their shoulder. If not, you send a message to the whole team that they don't need to work on them either.

07/31/2018 - 1:54pm Granted it's a highlight…

Granted it's a highlight reel so they don't show the drops, but one thing that stood out in his senior tape is his ability to catch in traffic. That should translate to the college game and help him be ready when his time comes. Some high school kids put up huge numbers making catches without anyone around them and can struggle to adjust to the tighter coverage in college. That does not look to be the case with Muhammad. 

07/30/2018 - 11:35am His recruiting bio on…

His recruiting bio on MGoBlog had him at 6'7" 290lbs.

His official roster bio, from Spring 2018, had him at 6'7" 314lbs.

If he's 340lbs now, he better be 7'2" and in serious conversation with John Beilein.

07/29/2018 - 7:14pm Or, and I’m just spitballing…

Or, and I’m just spitballing here, Ace has been going through a lot of difficult health issues this whole year and Seth was having a health issue for a good chunk of the year also. That basically left Brian as the only person working full time this year and his focus was on a new site roll out, being a good employer for his ailing employees, and fighting his general malaise from how last season ended. Oh yeah, and his kid is roughly one year old now which means he’s into everything and requires much more support around the house. Oh oh yeah, and they still did get Hail to the Victors published. But your probably right, it’s the new site.

07/28/2018 - 12:20am Are you sure you watched…

Are you sure you watched Darboh play? He had quite a few amazing catches to bail his QB out.

07/27/2018 - 5:19pm How can you have any pudding…

How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?

 

Time to go drink heavily and listen to Pink Floyd with the lights off and the lava lamp on.

07/27/2018 - 2:14pm Northwestern should…

Northwestern should permanently move to that design immediately and never look back. That fits the school well and I think it looks really good also.

07/27/2018 - 1:36pm Great version of the All-___…

Great version of the All-____ Team Seth. I really liked this one and look forward to the defense. Thanks for the great content and memories!

07/27/2018 - 1:35pm And for all these years, I…

And for all these years, I thought I was the only one who had an irrational affinity for #42 Tony Boles. Man was he awesome to watch, if only those knees could have held up.

07/26/2018 - 6:02pm Maybe it is the bright…

Maybe it is the bright yellow, but the purple doesn't look right either. It looks more blue. 

Maybe they asked Moe Wagner to approve the new colors!

07/26/2018 - 5:15pm Adidas didn't have any…

Adidas didn't have any problems. I was raised to cheer for the "Highlighter yellow and Blue" with large rips in my clothes. Didn't every other Michigan fan?

07/26/2018 - 3:39pm I don't disagree it is…

I don't disagree it is unfortunate, but if your whole career capability is predicated on what your body is able to do, wouldn't you limit activities which could harm your body until your playing days are over? It's unfortunate, but there was still a choice made. 

07/26/2018 - 3:36pm You mean a normal person…

You mean a normal person doesn't believe earning a certain level of money entitles you to call someone a bitch? Shows what an MSU education will do for you. You can call someone a bitch when you are unemployed. 

07/26/2018 - 1:06pm I call BS on this being a…

I call BS on this being a real letter. If this were real, there would a full section telling employees not to discuss an on-going negotiation publicly and to refer any questions to the corporate communications office. They also would not have promised further updates as it progresses. 

If this is a public communications ploy, then it shows how week of a position Comcast is really in.