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06/12/2018 - 6:31am I also think OSU is number 2

I also think OSU is number 2

06/11/2018 - 11:29am So in your scenario, OSU…

So in your scenario, OSU wouldn't be nationally relevant since they are going less than .500 against us?

Your criteria for 'national relevance' are a little ridiculous

06/07/2018 - 11:09am A real gym rat, with grit.

A real gym rat, with grit.

06/06/2018 - 10:16am Michigan hasn't won a B1G…

Michigan hasn't won a B1G title since these kids were in diapers.  Urban has won it twice at OSU and has a Natty.

Just sayin'

06/02/2018 - 2:16pm PSA: this game is probably

PSA: this game is probably not actually going to make it to release. And if it does, it's going to suck. Hate to be a Debby Downer, but that's just the reality. It's hard to make good video games. EA had it's issues, but they have the resources and talent to make a halfway decent football sim. These guys don't. End of story.

06/02/2018 - 2:14pm You do know that people

You do know that people update the rosters for NCAA 14 every year, right?

05/24/2018 - 1:14pm Or we could just, you know,

Or we could just, you know, win the games that we play and who is favored be damned.

05/18/2018 - 9:51am Personally, I've always felt

Personally, I've always felt that tags on subjects were a bit stupid.  You can't figure out what is OT and not OT from reading the rest of the title?  Does it really save you any time?  

Don't even get me started on SIAP.  

Just make clear, concise titles.  That's all that's required.

05/14/2018 - 12:14pm Quite frankly I'm surprised

Quite frankly I'm surprised it hasn't already. I can't tell you how many times I've heard about people attending private colleges to study teaching or something similar, only to wind up six figures in debt and only having prospects for jobs that pay $30-40k. That's how you wind up with a lifetime of debt. I don't know how anyone's parents are letting their kids do that to themselves.

05/14/2018 - 11:02am "Nowadays, I don't know if

"Nowadays, I don't know if that is possible given the work available and the tuition/external costs."

Spoiler - no, it's not even remotely possible.  People who graduated a long time ago have no conception of just how much debt people are putting themselves into to get an education.  Sooner or later (my guess is sooner), the bubble is going to burst.  At some point, college may just not be worth it (depending on what you study).  Either wages for college-educated folks will have to increase, or tuition will have to decrease.  Neither seems likely right now.

05/10/2018 - 1:06pm Not sure what major you had,

Not sure what major you had, but I can testify that engineering was no walk in the park at Michigan.

You can still have fun, but you'd be stupid to have a lax attitude about coursework in COE. You will be challenged. And if you don't spend a number of late nights in the library, your grades will suffer for it.

05/10/2018 - 12:59pm What fan interaction do

What fan interaction do people want besides watching the games? It's a football team.

05/02/2018 - 8:16pm App State was not 'slightly

App State was not 'slightly better' than UToledo.  They would have been a top 25 team in FBS.  Toledo was a MAC bottom feeder.

04/28/2018 - 11:04pm Speak for yourself. College

Speak for yourself. College definitely gave me the tools I needed to succeed in an engineering field. And the degree was absolutely worth the cost. Most studies show a bachelor's degree increases your lifetime income by a few million dollars on average.

04/28/2018 - 6:39pm The main thing that would

The main thing that would have helped me out of high school - you need to master time management skills early on and yes, you do need to study, and spend extra time on homework.

I breezed through high school and was in no way ready for the workload and the difficulty of college engineering courses. I didn't really get things figured out until my junior year, and my GPA suffered for it. And what the other guy said about not living with LSA people sounds elitist, but it's completely valid. You will be spending many more hours in the library than your LSA peers. And you will most likely have Friday 8am classes, while no one else you know will.

04/28/2018 - 6:35pm Calc II was the biggest

Calc II was the biggest buzzsaw when I was in school (07-11). CC is a valid way to save yourself a lot of work, but I don't know if it pays off in terms of understanding the material.

04/27/2018 - 8:48am Between Patterson, Peters,

Between Patterson, Peters, and McCaffrey I think chances are good.

04/26/2018 - 2:33pm Hard for me to fathom getting

Hard for me to fathom getting rid of the Fusion.  I have one, really like it, and I see them on the road all the time.  They must not be making a ton of money on them.

04/23/2018 - 2:59pm Eh.  I'm no lover of EA, but

Eh.  I'm no lover of EA, but I'd still rather have them doing it than those guys. 

04/23/2018 - 1:15pm Ehhh.  I'm skeptical as to

Ehhh.  I'm skeptical as to whether or not this is going to be any good.  In my experience, these types of ventures from less reputable companies rarely turn out good, or even end up happening at all.

Plus, I imagine it will be really hard to create an authentic-feeling CFB experience with whatever customization tools are available.

04/20/2018 - 9:25am I'm going to guess that

I'm going to guess that Patterson has not so subtly hinted himself that he will be gone after this year if he does well, and that's where Sam's "strong" gut feelings are coming from.

04/18/2018 - 9:25pm I don't want to get too

I don't want to get too hyped, but the coverage of the defense and offense post-spring has me thinking that if we get the pass game clicking, this year could be something special.

Not too many seem to be too high on UM outside of the program, but it really sounds like they are on the cusp of being great this year. We just need a decent QB with time to throw the ball. Everything else is in place.

04/18/2018 - 1:38pm I had thought Jim had gone a

I had thought Jim had gone a little crazy over the last couple years with some of the news I was seeing about him, but dammit, I still like the guy.

04/13/2018 - 3:17pm Come on, man.

Come on, man.

04/13/2018 - 3:14pm Honestly though, if someone

Honestly though, if someone was in a state where they were going to shoot up a bunch of college kids, why would they advertise it by writing it on a bathroom stall?

Chances are some edgelord asshole just wanted to cause a stir.  But then again, you don't want to brush off something like this.

04/12/2018 - 3:44pm Annnd this is pretty much

Annnd this is pretty much what I was looking for.  Thanks!

04/12/2018 - 3:27pm My thoughts exactly.  The

My thoughts exactly.  The ONLY reason I have cable is to watch CFB.  Now that I can't watch 3-4 games per year, there's no reason to keep paying 100+ bucks a month.

EDIT:  For all you people who have already cut the cord - how do you watch football games now?

04/11/2018 - 9:17am Link
He's not far off, tbh.


He's not far off, tbh.

04/11/2018 - 9:08am Fortunately, climate change

Fortunately, climate change is not a political issue, rather it's a scientific one.

And the science says it's very real, and anthropogenic.  The arctic was warmer than Europe for much of this winter.

04/10/2018 - 2:45pm What does Ole Miss gain by

What does Ole Miss gain by denying Patterson's request? What's their angle here?

And why on earth would the NCAA even have to consider waiving his transfer redshirt?

04/06/2018 - 11:44am Maybe he meant OT as in "on

Maybe he meant OT as in "on topic"

04/02/2018 - 9:45am Honestly?  Nova.  They're too

Honestly?  Nova.  They're too damn good.

03/24/2018 - 8:29am Because we've beaten someone

Because we've beaten someone who already owned the Tallahassee region. Florida State already lost it somewhere along the way and we've picked it up from someone else over the course of the season.

02/27/2018 - 8:33am Without touching on some of

Without touching on some of the other issues here, it disheartens me to see video games as a scapegoat for issues like violence and poor performance.

Video games have also been proven to enhance spatial reasoning (which can be extremely useful in an engineering field, for example) and hand eye coordination. Of course, there is such a thing as too much time playing video games, but in most cases I think people lean on them as an easy scapegoat on behavioral problems that stem from other factors.

01/24/2018 - 12:40pm I know recruiting rankings

I know recruiting rankings matter (for college), but do they really matter for the NFL?  We're talking about players who were evaluated at least 4 years ago, and many more than that in a lot of cases.  A lot can happen in that time frame.

01/23/2018 - 3:09pm You can be mad, or you can

You can be mad, or you can sit back and let someone who has the sub to inevitably post on the board and reveal what the CB picks are.

12/29/2017 - 7:49am He gone

He gone

12/28/2017 - 2:55pm This thread went even worse

This thread went even worse than expected. Great work mgobloggers!

12/27/2017 - 9:45am This thread is really making

This thread is really making me miss living in Michigan....

You can get some Bell's and Founder's down here but only the bigger name stuff. The beer here is just not as good.

12/22/2017 - 9:21am I have to work Saturday. 

I have to work Saturday.  Negbang me!

12/17/2017 - 6:50pm How much training did Luke

How much training did Luke receive before helping to blow up the death star?

12/17/2017 - 3:01pm I thought the movie was

I thought the movie was amazing - apparently most didn't.  

I loved the overarching theme of the movie - "this won't go the way you expect."  That was true for both the audience and the characters in the film.  I loved the philosophical discussions of the effects of war, the balance of not only the force but the universe, and Luke's moral struggles with the Jedi 'religion.'  I thought the movie brought some desperately needed nuance to the struggle between the dark side and the light and expanded the SW universe in some very cool and meaningful ways.

I honestly would put it near the top movie in the franchise.

12/14/2017 - 12:24pm Funny, because "praying" is

Funny, because "praying" is what basically got this FCC commissioner in power in the first place.

12/11/2017 - 12:40pm Yikes.  To the tweet, and the

Yikes.  To the tweet, and the fact that you posted this randomly for no reason.

12/08/2017 - 2:27pm OR, it could mean that

OR, it could mean that Harbaugh is doing everything within his power to ensure that a viable QB will be on the roster next year.  Even if he feels pretty good about one of Peters/McCaffrey being 'the guy,' why not take on another solid QB with playing experience?  

He's giving his team the best chance to win.

11/29/2017 - 11:18am If Brohm turns them down or

If Brohm turns them down or Purdue sweetens the pot and entices him to stay, it's going to look VERY bad for the Vols.

11/28/2017 - 10:45pm Would love a shot at revenge

Would love a shot at revenge here.

11/28/2017 - 8:48am How dare we discuss football

How dare we discuss football recruiting on a football blog, amirite?

11/27/2017 - 4:30pm I have the feeling that if we

I have the feeling that if we had Mayfield on our side we would have won by 30+...

Really frustrating that we never seem to have our first option for QB available and healthy for The Game.

11/27/2017 - 3:21pm It's tougher, but it's not

It's tougher, but it's not clear how much tougher.  

Notable 2018 non-home games: @ND, @MSU, @OSU


Notable 2017 non-home games: @PSU, @Wisconsin, UF (neutral)

Looks about even, really.  "But unWavering, Florida ended up being trash!" - yep, but we never know how teams will end up looking until the year plays out.  We thought UF was going to be good this year, and they weren't.  Same thing could (and most likely will) happen to at least a team or two on our schedule next year.

I see about the same amount of "sure wins" on the 2018 schedule as I saw on the 2017 schedule.  I'm not all that convinced that 2018 is all that much harder overall - it just looks that way because we play all our rivals away, who may or may not be better than PSU/Wisconsin.