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11/15/2018 - 9:18pm Crouch's high school mascot…

Crouch's high school mascot is a ram.

 

 

11/15/2018 - 9:13pm I am very confident that…

I am very confident that Quavaris has not told Michigan that he isn't coming.

 

 

11/15/2018 - 9:38am With reverent head nods to…

With reverent head nods to the trolling of Wisconsin and PSU over the stadium speakers this season as highly entertaining departures from tradition, is there any chance the scoreboard operator could dial up a close-in shot of Tom sitting in the stands this Saturday?

If they felt particularly enterprising, those in charge could splice in a mini highlight reel of Shea's big moments and overlay "Mars, Bringer of War" as the soundtrack.

 

11/01/2018 - 9:38am Yes. But Oladipo took it to…

Yes. But Oladipo took it to him down the stretch. Ripped him and took it the other way for a dunk to start the crunch time run that put the Knicks away.

Read the NY Post's recap -- pretty harsh color commentary on THJ's night. (Basically said "nice game kid, but you just got shown what it takes to be a real star.")

Not sure that's entirely fair -- he isn't supposed to be a one man band. But that's the NY environment he signed up for.

 

 

11/01/2018 - 9:38am Yes. But Oladipo took it to…

Double post -- apologies*

 

11/01/2018 - 9:32am This thread is more evidence…

This thread is more evidence that his schtick is getting him the attention he wants.

We keep saying we should just ignore him, and yet we (as a collective) don't.

 

10/30/2018 - 7:08pm Regardless of where you…

Regardless of where you stand on his lack of repentance, can we all agree to at least NOT BOO him when he's introduced?

There will be key recruits there, with their families. They tend to take note of such things, and generally don't have all the subtleties in mind when they hear boos.

 

 

10/25/2018 - 3:25pm Not rumors -- he's publicly…

Not rumors -- he's publicly said he wants to play D.

And it isn't specifically because he likes to hit.  He said it's because he is aware of the half-life of a RB in the NFL.

 

10/25/2018 - 3:16pm Sat next to him in Crisler…

Sat next to him in Crisler for a Fab Five game.  This was in the era where it was general seating for students.  Was a really nice guy.  I knew who he was, and he was very chill talking about being a draft pick.

This was just weeks before he headed out to the Yankees.

 

10/25/2018 - 10:21am Nah, the fine (and…

Nah, the fine (and associated emotions thereof) never happen without Harbaugh's reprimandable hissy fit.

So, in hindsight, said reprimand was totally worth it.

 

10/25/2018 - 8:18am That's just a losing…

That's just a losing argument.

You don't get to pick your draft team. And they pay you. And you can just drive to/from practice -- no walking to class, parties, etc.

The winning argument is this: nobody loves the long winter, but it isn't THAT big of a deal. It just isn't. Look at all the FL, GA and even Alabama kids ... they're surviving. Focus instead on the stuff that matters -- you're making a choice that will impact the rest of your life.

 

10/25/2018 - 8:13am He wants to play LB. He hasn…

He wants to play LB. He hasn't played much this year at all due to injury.

 

 

10/25/2018 - 8:11am This is exactly right.  

This is exactly right.  

Clemson has its strengths. In addition to the weather, the winning (tracking toward fourth straight playoffs, right?) and the proximity, they have Dabo and the overtly Christian culture that he will immediately feel comfortable with.

Michigan has a truly world class University that looks and feels it; Ann Arbor, which is a special, special college town (and it shows, esp on game day); the iconic stadium/helmets/fight song/etc that are legendary elements of the entire sport; a culture that will challenge his horizons/grow him into a man; a sense in his mind that it is all special and he fits here ... he knows this in his bones, IMO.

 

 

10/25/2018 - 8:00am He and Milton are tight. …

He and Milton are tight.  They text all the time.

 

 

10/24/2018 - 11:59am The backups are playing very…

The backups are playing very well, and we can be thankful for that.  And it's great that the D has  played increasingly well.  And put up even better stats while he has been out. 

But to imply we are a better D without Gary?  Nonsense.

 

 

10/20/2018 - 7:42am It doesn't mean QC is or is…

It doesn't mean QC is or is not coming. Pretty sure that isn't a big factor in his math.

 

 

10/15/2018 - 12:51pm Before RR and Hoke came…

Before RR and Hoke came along, some of us did not reflect on the Lloyd era as anything approaching the "good old days."

 

10/15/2018 - 11:40am Totally agree.  Someone…

Totally agree.  Someone needs to slip something into Devin Bush's water bottle to chill him out before he comes out all tweaked up to take someone's head off.  A targeting out of him would be real trouble.  He's been incredible this year, but he has been yapping about the MSU game for months now. 

If he plays under control, he could very well dominate this game.  Their OLs aren't nearly good enough to keep him off their playmakers.

 

 

 

10/15/2018 - 9:00am "Squeal like a pig!"

"Squeal like a pig!"

10/15/2018 - 8:46am OSU-Minn was at noon, so…

OSU-Minn was at noon, so people definitely chose it over UF-Vandy.  Kind of a no-brainer there, because Vandy....

But I wouldn't say it was 90-10 over UGa-LSU, because that was the 3:30 game.

Personally, I would've been watching UGa-LSU primarily over the other 3:30 games (flipping back and forth to MSU/PSU) ... were I not out tailgating in the greatest college town in America at that time!

 

 

 

10/07/2018 - 11:16pm Generally true, but this…

Generally true, but this year they did land both Dobbs and Barnett from Belleville

 

10/03/2018 - 7:03pm Way to go so hard, tough guy…

Way to go so hard, tough guy. Actually I was watching him. Because I remember his recruitment when he almost went to OSU. And I thought he looked lazy.

10/03/2018 - 6:18am This kid gave the vibe that…

This kid gave the vibe that he was taking a very lazy, unfocused approach when we played them. His body language and his results came across as a guy who is entitled.

 

 

10/01/2018 - 11:32am Quavaris is injured, and has…

Quavaris is injured, and has been since game one.

He has some M-friendly voices around him, but none are the type to overtly push him toward M.

My read is that Clemson is very much a more realistic threat to M than Tennessee, for a number of reasons (and no, I'm not making a veiled reference to payoffs).  But he's a bright, engaging, grounded young man who took notice of just how well he fits in Ann Arbor.  So don't throw in the towel to Clemson just yet.

 

09/28/2018 - 7:47am That is one hot take,…

That is one hot take, considering Wentz already has a ring, and was critical to getting his team there.

 

Did you mean better career as a FF stats machine?  I could see that.

 

 

09/25/2018 - 5:10am My boys (10 and 7) watched…

My boys (10 and 7) watched the entire new Voltron series obsessively, and then critiqued the original.

They weren't wrong.

 

 

09/20/2018 - 2:37pm Does it make me a bad person…

Does it make me a bad person to have hoped for a Junior Mint fiasco in the course of his abdominal surgery?

 

 

09/18/2018 - 9:56am ^ wins the internet for today

^ wins the internet for today

09/13/2018 - 11:24pm It's that burdensome cost of…

It's that burdensome cost of living. You know what they always say: when it comes to real estate and other expenses, Tuscaloosa is like the Manhattan or San Francisco of North Central Alabama.

09/07/2018 - 12:35pm I understand the perspective…

I understand the perspective of your general point, but in this case the mods did nothing but shut down this clown's repeated attempts at baselessly stirring the pot.

 

Complete fabrication on his or her part, apparently with the only motivation being "look at me!!"

 

 

09/07/2018 - 6:11am I get the general love for…

I get the general love for Bush (he's great), but the idea that your AA Mike is not partially culpable on 3rd and 18 QB draw up the gut for 22 that goes right past him is ludicrous. Yes there was a blocker out on him ... first team AA Mike is supposed to diagnose that and do a LOT better than watch the QB blow by. That was, to me, perhaps the most gutting moment in the game.

Brian's UFRs are one of the very best things on all of the internet. But the sacred cow thing that taints the scoring sometimes is a bit of a shame.

 

09/06/2018 - 11:32pm Just utter nonsense . You…

Just utter nonsense . You are a bad poster and you should feel bad about yourself as a person.

 

 

09/05/2018 - 1:07pm I often enjoy showing first…

I often enjoy showing first-time game day visitors the Law Quad -- not too far from the Stadium (compared to many other parts of campus) and very memorable.

The steps of the Union are pretty cool ... there's a sign indicating where JFK gave a speech that was to be the spark that ignited the launch of the Peace Corps.  (Love it or hate it, that's noteworthy.)

The Diag is worth seeing as the heart of one of America's great college campuses, especially if it's a pretty Fall day.

 

I'd recommend Ann Arbor Golf & Outing for parking. Classic U-M golf course tailgate site.

 

 

09/02/2018 - 12:28am Are you suggesting we go…

Are you suggesting we go back to a cut rate HC?  I've seen what that gets us, and it's worse.

Fix the OTs by mid season and I think we will all be a lot happier.

 

 

08/27/2018 - 10:38pm But isn't that QB losing his…

But isn't that QB losing his go-to TE and his best WR (with second-best suspended the first two games)?

They aren't deep with talented pass catchers there. I think our secondary can run in their hip pockets, unless they pull a high end replacement for Fumagalli out of their rears. (They do that with OLs, not so much the WRs/TEs.)

 

08/27/2018 - 10:29pm I didn't know Tagaloa is an…

I didn't know Tagaloa is an OL now.  IIRC we recruited him at DT.

 

 

08/27/2018 - 1:08am I don't know Milton, or the…

I don't know Milton, or the specifics ... but when a young guy comes up from FL, enrolls early, goes through the winter, has a Spring practice season where he gets tons of kudos ... then gets into Fall camp and has his eyes opened to just how far off the standard he currently is ...

Well, I could see that young freshman maybe having the blahs now and then. Human nature.

I'm going with that until there is reliable word otherwise.

 

 

08/22/2018 - 10:02pm All the ND reports so far…

All the ND reports so far indicate they think their starting CBs are primed to be lights-out.  Historic, as far as ND corners go (which, granted, is not saying all that much ... often an achilles heel for them, relative to other position groups).

08/20/2018 - 10:38pm Get coached up by and elite…

Get coached up by and elite defensive staff with huge NFL connections (especially your position coach) and get a ton of academic support toward the most highly-regarded degree in the state

~OR~

Get some PT at a program that puts guys in the league from time to time, and a fairly ordinary degree ... but at least it's nearer to home, I guess?

 

Curious tradeoff, especially if your shot at the league is indeed being a later bloomer.

 

 

 

08/18/2018 - 10:40pm Maybe on off the field stuff…

Maybe on off the field stuff .But when I think of Wisconsin player behavior, I immediately think of that deranged special teamer trying to twist Steve Breaston's lower leg off at the knee after the whistle.

Fat Bert seemed perfectly fine with that.

 

 

08/11/2018 - 10:26pm Picture celebrating with Bo…

Picture celebrating with Bo right after the 97 national championship.

Picture of Denard putting his arms around my son (in mini Denard jersey) and daughter (in youth M cheerleader outfit) in Tampa the day before that Outback Bowl.

 

08/11/2018 - 1:49pm Well, if he DOES have more…

Well, if he DOES have more dirt and is waiting to see if OSU does the "right thing" ... it would be a pretty spectacular show to pull out Round Two of poop following OSU proclaiming Urban cleared and reinstated, wouldn't it?

08/09/2018 - 9:06am Spieth

Spieth

08/06/2018 - 12:36pm "sleep with"?  wow, is that…

"sleep with"?  wow, is that ever a gutter comment intended to take this off the rails

08/06/2018 - 9:13am Can't speak to the Vue, but…

Can't speak to the Vue, but I've been happy with Hulu with Live TV since switching over in June.  Its interface with Amazon Fire Stick is pretty simple and reliable.

I picked that option because of the channel lineup ... BTN and ESPN for me, reasonable amount of kids programming for our little ones, home/cooking/lifestyle channels for my wife, and Fox News for my in-laws (we spend a good bit of the summer with them).

Every one of the competing services has holes in its lineup ... you just have to pick your poison.  If you go for a truly "no holes" approach, you will end up not saving money compared with cable.

 

08/04/2018 - 3:46pm Fair enough. My "what if"…

Fair enough. My "what if" was thinking back to when he was leaving Utah and got that out clause the OP was referencing.

But no doubt about it now ... his last 15 years has plenty of dirt.  I'd still say even now he isn't Petrino-bad ... but I'd agree with your sentiment more broadly.  Too late to teach an old dog new tricks.

08/04/2018 - 2:51pm Much like we tend to assume…

Much like we tend to assume certain degenerate former recruits (cf: McDowell, M.) might have had a different life story had they ended up in AA rather than various other lower-moral environments, I have this sneaking suspicion that coaching at Michigan would have required Urban to move further away from his sordid side.

While we're all rightly reveling in him getting called to the carpet for his crap (and I would bet most of us on this board view this situation as a pattern indicator moreso than an isolated 'whoops'), let's also be honest: if we're trying to paint Urban into the same cast of characters as the Bobby Petrinos of the world, we're probably off on that.  The guy isn't utterly evil.  But his uber-competitive nature leans into that world when he has flimsy guardrails, and probably far too easily.

The important distinction in thinking about "what if" is that Michigan's culture is far less driven by the football program than OSU's is.  We can all debate how much that translates into Ws and Ls. etc., but that is not my point.  From having watched the culture on Michigan's campus for a long time, I think there *is* something different in the water. If you hold to the belief that it is possible for individual character to be refined and redeemed in the right circumstances, that difference might have been a real positive for Urban.

07/31/2018 - 10:29pm I'm not sure Harbaugh could…

I'm not sure Harbaugh could have fixed Mallet's issues, starting with hitting the sauce way too hard.

Tough to say ... part of what kept Jim at arm's length earlier in his post-playing days was pretty similar to the path Mallet was on while he was in Ann Arbor.  So could he have reached him?  Maybe.

Also true that Jim likes a thinking-man's QB, and I don't think he was going to wave a wand and put 20 IQ points into Mallet's gray matter that didn't exist.

 

06/20/2018 - 10:43am Not sure what evidence you…

Not sure what evidence you want, but I was around those guys at the time. It happened. Not worth debating.

 

 

 

06/14/2018 - 7:00pm Amazing how little Brazil…

Amazing how little Brazil discussion there is so far this year.

I guess you get your butt paddled like a red-headed stepchild in front of the entire world in the Final, and the mystique gets to take a breather.