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07/07/2018 - 9:46pm Well, you don’t know that…

Well, you don’t know that going to games is actually their job.  In fact, it appears that these sites have decided that is not their jobs because they are not sending them. Ultimately it is the site that decides what they will pay for these guys to travel and see, and it has become very clear most recruiting sites are under a lot of financial pressure.  I doubt you will see much of the individual scouting again anytime soon, the money just is not there.

06/24/2018 - 4:32pm How great would it be if we…

How great would it be if we had recruiting updates to let us know who is on campus and who is getting offered.  Ah the good old days when mgoblog provided recruiting information.

06/13/2018 - 9:10pm Some of don’t use it during…

Some of don’t use it during a game, we watch the game.

06/13/2018 - 9:06pm Old, not even close.  I find…

Old, not even close.  I find myself logging on less because of it.

05/31/2018 - 7:37pm At the risk of being a jerk

Let me just say it would be great to get more recruiting updates and less NBA content. I am sure the podcast is well done, but the topic could not be lower on my list and actually makes me less likely to come to the site. Consider this consumer feedback.

05/03/2018 - 2:42pm This was absolutely a hockey play

The Penguins player had Beagle beat and Wilson made a smart hockey play to delay the puck getting into the zone rather than just going to the bench, to not do so would have been a horrible hockey play. Had he not changed shoulders he would have absolutely put him into the boards/bench and probably the corner of where the glass starts, this would have been a far more dangerous hit. The NHL applies it’s rules inconsistently, they have often not penalized such a hit citing th difference in height, which makes contact to the head hard to avoid. Wilson is 4 inches taller and 20 pounds heavier. The penalty seems excessive at the least.

04/12/2018 - 9:52pm $200?

$200 seems like you either are including the price of internet or you had the everything package, and most likely it’s both of those things. I get the bare minimum deal from Verizon and I only pay $20 above and beyond my internet costs, this include the necessary sports packages.

I think it’s great you are cutting cable, but have found two things to happen more often then not with cord cutters. They end up buying so many other services that they pay way more than a basic cable package and they usually paid huge cable costs because they bought all the channels. Exceptions do exist.

04/10/2018 - 10:21am Possibly bad assumption

I see this assumption all the time that Michigan would have the resources to just blow away the competition. What is this based on? We have a huge alumni base, but we are not close to being the biggest school. So if are alumni base is the biggest, it is likely temporary. I don’t believe Michigan is overly represented on the list of richest people and probably not on millionaire list either.

I have also spent a lot of time among a cross section of alumni, I don’t think Michigan alumni would jump up and down for the opportunity to give money to athletes, legally or not. Give money for academics or facilities, absolutely, but directly to athletes is a different story. Nor does Michigan have a history of alumni giving that dwarves other schools.

Michigan is regularly in the top 5 or so for revenue for its athletic department, but again it is not in a class by itself in that category.

03/29/2018 - 10:57pm If true then...

If this logic is true, then the NBA is absolutely correct in having them wait to be drafted. Why pay millions to someone who can’t compete in the G league?

03/18/2018 - 12:39am Really good tournament

I thought Micic was the better wrestler tonight, so that was disappointing, but what a great overall tournament for the team. They bring back a great team and a great recruiting class. Good things to come.

03/11/2018 - 7:34pm On the plus side

None of the teams they should play are really close to Kansas either. So while it sucks to be that far away, it will be equally sucky for their opponents.

03/04/2018 - 8:52am It’s sailed

Still a lot to play out in the cancellation bracket this morning, but they don’t have a realistic path to a championship. That said, this is a great showing by the wrestling team and they have a bright future. PSU and OSU will almost certainly finish 1 and 2 in the NCAA tournament as well and Michigan should certainly be in the top 5. Can’t wait to see he guys wrestle this afternoon, exciting time for M wrestling.

03/04/2018 - 7:01am On the plus side

He is wrestling much better and took out Marrineli. I like his odds in two weeks, he will be a title contender. If he wrestles Joseph again, he wins. Even with the terrible non stalling call he only lost in a locked hands penalty.

02/24/2018 - 4:51pm What does MSU really have to lose?

If 3 years from now the NCAA finishes an investigation and deems there was wrong doing, they are likely losing all these games whether he plays or not. They mine as well play him.

02/13/2018 - 5:55pm Alternative option

Football reached peak popularity and is regressing toward the norm. There are a million reasons why attendance dropped and we can all pick are own personal problem to blame it on, but reality football peaked and was more dominant in its category than any business/sport can maintain over time. It is regressing toward a more sustainable level of popularity.

02/11/2018 - 7:22pm I would love this to be true

I would love this to be true, but they have wrestled before and none of that mattered for Coon. Let’s hope it is different tonight.

02/11/2018 - 6:13pm Agreed

OSU is a very deep squad.

01/29/2018 - 4:38am Do we know that for sure?

I have seen several articles but they all seem to be sourced to the same Yahoo article. I haven’t seen anything official from either school, does that exist?

01/26/2018 - 8:09pm Not so fast

In this story, he is nowhere near the worst.

01/23/2018 - 5:12pm Not a good comparison

Most MSU alumni had never heard of Nassar before this started and probably could care less about Simon. I don’t think it is right to compare the fan and alumni reaction to that of PSU. I suspect sparky might react differently if it touched Izzo.

01/12/2018 - 10:58pm True

True, but they are weaker at the other five weight classes then they have been in recent years.

01/12/2018 - 10:56pm Agreed

Thought he had it twice, he really got screwed by the ref.

01/12/2018 - 10:55pm Ohio State

OSU has a top 8 wrestler at every weight class.

01/12/2018 - 10:29pm Bad match up

Not only is PSU a great team, they are a bad matchup for Michigan. Everywhere Michigan is real good, Penn State has a returning national champ. Michigan is wrestling well, just not a good match up.

01/06/2018 - 10:53am I agree

Michigan has a legit shot at third, if Massa is back wrestling at full strength. Good follow up on Snyder, has any Collegiate wrestler ever been a gold medalist before he graduated? I can’t think of one.

01/06/2018 - 6:38am So true

It is unfortunate that you are getting negged, as everything you said is true. PSU has five retuning national champions who tend to put up a lot of bonus points. They have won 6 of the last 7 national championships, the only other team to win in that span is Ohio State, which is also stacked this year and beat Michigan in the Cliff Keen LV tourney this year. Michigan is putting together a great young team and has another good recruiting class. However, wrestling is so top heavy right now that a top 5 finish is realistically the best they can hope for.

01/02/2018 - 10:02pm I stole your name?

Given the date joined, looks more like you copied my name!

01/02/2018 - 6:50pm Bill Belichick

Just one example

12/31/2017 - 1:42pm I did

Every time a screen was ran successfully, which was something the D struggled defending this year and that teams did not run when Peppers was on the field.

12/31/2017 - 1:33pm Nothing to with it

His performance in the NFL has nothing to do with how good he was in college. Plenty of great players have not been able to translate their game to the NFL, that does not take away from what they accomplished in college.

12/31/2017 - 9:02am You used to be able to get that here

I love mgoblog, but the recruiting information has taken a huge dive this year. No doubt that in years past you would have been able to find this information in a recent front page article. Hopefully they can turn this around and start putting more of that information out.

12/04/2017 - 10:54pm Not as bad

Soccer and hockey certainly have concussion issues, but nowhere near the amount of head trauma. The problem with football is that many players take a hit to the head on every play. This is what leads to CTE, not the concussions. I don't mean to down play concussions, they can certainly be serious, but they are a small part of football's problem.

11/28/2017 - 7:15pm Not sure how that makes my post inaccurate

I don’t know how this makes my post inaccurate. The only thing you disagree with is the very subjective opinion of if the refs are stacked against us. I tend to disagree that the refs were outrageously bad in this game, even though they did miss calls I believe it goes both ways. There is no doubt that last year we were on the losing side of a very one sided refereeing job. But my post was merely noting that the numbers posted are not accurate.

11/28/2017 - 5:38am No way this is accurate

There is no way this is accurate unless that is a reference to yardage instead of number of holding calls. Michigan would have to have been called for 16 holding calls the previous two years for this to be true, and I find that highly unlikely. Let's think about think through things critically before believing them.

Michigan was called for 6 penalties for 50 yards in this game (only one of which was offensive holding), OSU 9 penalties for 75 yards. Hardly stacked against us as you suggest.

11/28/2017 - 4:57am We don't get called for holding either

It would be nice to see a comparison to how often we get called for holding. While I get frustrated with the lack of calls on our opponents, I also can't help but notice our OL got away with it's fair share as well. I think the refs have been consistent this year in how they called holding, you can't ask for more than that.

11/20/2017 - 8:29am Worth noting

Is it worth noting that this is why Harbaugh was reluctant to start Peters? Or at least probably. Harbaugh does know best!

11/03/2017 - 5:56am Not the FBI’s job

Giving players money is not illegal. They only care about tax evasion and money laundering, not NCAA rules. Paying a player has never been illegal to the feds, as long as everything is declared to the IRS. What is in this article is nothing the FBI should be remotely concerned about.

10/31/2017 - 1:45pm You are right

The record is great for staying in the league as a backup, but terrible as a starter. Those guys had opportunities to be starters in the NFL and all of them ended up back on the bench. So, while being in the league for that long is certainly an accomplishment, I doubt it is what teams are really looking for out of a new QB.

10/31/2017 - 11:45am Apprenticeship

An apprenticeship under Brady and Bellichek has meant nothing for the previous backups, I would put a fairly low value on that. Given the track record, it may even be a negative.

10/25/2017 - 5:41pm Beat post ever

Well said Brian.

10/25/2017 - 5:41pm You are a fan

Without fans like you, college football would not exist. If you could only be a fan of the school you attended, college sports would not be economically viable, we should all be thankful for your fandom.

10/22/2017 - 8:22pm They had a lot of 4th and 5th year players on that team

They had a lot of 4th and 5th year players on that team even if it was their first year starting. Not a real good comparison. Give Harbaugh a couple years and you will see this team reload the same way

10/22/2017 - 8:16pm There is no other answer

He can't possibly answer that question any other way

10/15/2017 - 3:44pm Flip side

The flip side is that there could be a big downside to playing Peters behind this terrible line. Plenty of QBs have become a wreck after having played behind a terrible line, Harbaugh may just be protecting him for a better opportunity next season.

10/09/2017 - 1:30pm Good post, but you need to rewatch the game

Brian, as always you bring some common sense to the board in this post and with the pod cast. But I do think for games you attend in person you need to go back and watch the tape before posting. Watson didn't get a hand on that deep ball, it was just a good play by the WR. Nor did Michigan get a hand on any punts. There were a couple other instances where a rewatch would have helped. Though I doubt it changes anything in your overall take, it makes for a more accurate podcast and game blog post.

10/05/2017 - 9:03am Really?

Let's get off the high horse for a second. We would have taken him if he chose to come to Michigan, so we did not make a smart character decision. Also, we have had plenty of issues with some of our players the last 5 years, so we should be careful on making such claims. That said, our coaches certainly take a stand and do the right thing when such issues arise and that is something to be proud of.

09/17/2017 - 8:13am Feeling good

We knew AF was going to be a tough matchup because of how they play and they were. This is an extremely young team still learning and I think they will do great things. The play calling against Florida was fine and I have no reason to believe it will not be fine again when we are in games we can lose. These are far better in reality than the extreme pessimism of many on this blog.

09/16/2017 - 9:40pm Exactly

They had a timeout remaining thanks to their terrible clock management.

09/16/2017 - 8:47pm There absolutely was

He caught the 65 yard pass right as the clock hit zero. They could have easily got 25-30 yards with a second left. You can't just leave that open and that is what the corner was leaving to cover.

09/16/2017 - 7:19pm Did you see the game?

They still had time to get in field goal position, they had to cover more than just the long ball