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09/17/2018 - 10:10am Agree with this.  You can…

Agree with this.  You can still run man and use banjo.  I believe that's what was supposed to happen on that first touchdown where it looked like Hawkins (I believe) allowed the man over the top for the score.

09/13/2018 - 7:18am I agree with you. This…

I agree with you. This typical take is silly: unless a recruit chooses the most prestigious school they get into, assuming that it is Michigan, then academics truly aren't important to them. There are many factors for these recruits. Their saying academics is important does not mean academics is the most important or the only factor. Hell, when I chose to go to Michigan, it wasn't the most academically prestigious school that I got into, but there were other factors in my consideration that led to my choice.

By the typical logic, if an admit gets into Stanford and UM and chooses UM, academics weren't really important to him. Hell, if he chooses UM over NU that arguments can also be made.

09/11/2018 - 8:55pm How did you surmise that OSU…

How did you surmise that OSU has low margins based on the chart?  Their "profit" compared to their "revenue" is approximately two percentage points lower than UM's.  Bama on the other hand has the same "revenue" as UM, but decidedly lower "profit."

09/08/2018 - 12:24pm Two people.

Two people.

09/04/2018 - 8:39pm Brian might want to be wary…

Brian might want to be wary of running afoul of the State of Michigan's common law right of publicity or the tort of appropriation.  As MGoBlog is not using Harbaugh's likeness on the banner in the context of reporting news, but rather commercially exploiting Harbaugh's pecuniary interest in his likeness.  While this is not legal advice, you might want to consider changing the banner to avoid any potential legal ramifications arising from the unauthorized use of his likeness for commercial purposes.

09/01/2018 - 11:45pm He phoned the plays in to…

He phoned the plays in to McElwain, who relayed them to Warriner, who wrote them down on a note card and had a runner walk them up to the booth to Pep.  Pep subsequently called down to Harbaugh, who relayed them to the QB.  That's why UM's clock management was so turrible.  Just turrible.

09/01/2018 - 11:40pm Solve your problems with…

Solve your problems with.... compassion? regression? 

09/01/2018 - 11:28pm What about reading a tome…

What about reading a tome strapped to your wrist?

09/01/2018 - 7:13am That was actually a somewhat…

That was actually a somewhat interesting watch. It's clear that neither Rob or Shannon has looked at any evaluations of the current team's roster. All they discussed was the past three years and tired old tropes. Provided no analysis of the offensive or defensive scheme. Shannon didn't even know who Notre Dame's QB is. Skip, who is usually atrocious, at least looked at UM's roster.

08/31/2018 - 10:44pm That didn’t take long…

That didn’t take long...#Michigan commit Quintel Kent with about a 25-yard TD catch against Cass Tech on his third target. First target, drew a flag; second target, short gain on a bubble screen; third target, paydirt.

— Brandon Brown (@BSB_Wolverine) August 31, 2018

#Michigan commit Quintel Kent routinely gets behind defenders. Here it resulted in a touchdown. He even had time to fix his facemask 😂

— Brandon Brown (@BSB_Wolverine) September 1, 2018

Woooow! Cass Tech goes for two and the lead with 1:21 remaining.....Jaren Mangham over the top! Cass leads 15-14.

— Brandon Brown (@BSB_Wolverine) September 1, 2018
08/25/2018 - 9:20pm Sam doesn't disclose…

Sam doesn't disclose injuries as per his rule (unless the team/his source is okay with the disclosure; hint: they're not).  With the internet/social media, any such disclosures would travel fast.

08/17/2018 - 5:32pm (No subject)

08/15/2018 - 6:32am He was there according to…

He was there according to thethe University Maryland.

08/13/2018 - 2:10pm It appears that they may not…

It appears that they may not actually get free shoes, but rather a revocable shoe license.  They can use the shoes, but they don't have all the benefits of ownership (e.g., free alienability).

08/12/2018 - 11:46am I like your content. Do you…

I like your content. Do you choose letterbox for cinematic effect or because there is some content (e.g., from Ty Rogers) for which you don't have the underlying source material? One of the problems with using letterbox when the content was shot in 16:9 is that heads are often cut off.  Great videos nonetheless.

08/11/2018 - 7:04pm Was about ready to neg, and…

Was about ready to neg, and then I read the whole thing.

08/10/2018 - 11:21pm Key takeaway: Ryan Hayes has…

Key takeaway: Ryan Hayes has been working out exclusively with the OL (not the TEs) according to Gentry's interview.

08/10/2018 - 11:13pm That's why if you are PR rep…

That's why if you are PR rep, you've got to advise your client to simply wait it out.  In this era of social media and instant access to info, attention spans are so short.

08/10/2018 - 10:46pm 200-300 pairs per year…

200-300 pairs per year assuming the pairs that go to friends of the program.  There could be as many as 400-600 pairs of these exclusives out there.  So that's 5.75% to as low as 3.83% of available pairs.  It might be difficult to find the players, if any, that sold them, especially if any inscriptions/markers were removed. 

UNC required their players to return their issued sneakers to the program and the players who could not produce their pairs were implicated.  UM has had this Jordan contract for two full seasons.  Current players could have gotten rid of their shows over that time without committing any impropriety, so the players might not be able to produce/return shoes that were issued two seasons ago.

08/09/2018 - 8:35pm But the team isn't talking…

But the team isn't talking. Say less? People complain. Say more? People complain.

08/07/2018 - 12:54pm No matter what, we just can…

No matter what, we just can't escape the Urban story.  The link in this story referring to the interest from KSU was actually a like to Urban knowing about the DV allegations of Smith.

Kansas State was on the verge of an offer;

08/02/2018 - 9:46am Here is one of the three or…

Here is one of the three or so threads that I read prior to Zach Smith's firing.  They were spreading rumors that the "scumbag" Ed W. ratted out Smith to the Columbus media.  The guy who posted the screenshot of the court date regarding the restraining order was called "Ed" by some of the posters.  Some were truly convinced that this was Ed's revenge.

08/02/2018 - 6:45am There was actually chatter,…

There was actually chatter, prior to the public reports of Zach Smith's restraining order, on several OSU boards (11W, Bucknuts, etc), that Ed was the source of the reports. They called Ed a "snitch" and said that he had bad blood with Zach, which led to Ed pushing the "stale" stories about Zach. 

07/25/2018 - 9:08am Thermostat: iComfort


Thermostat: iComfort

Light Switches:Caseta Wireless (controlled by Amazon Echo) and several motion sensor switches (my wife refuses to turn off lights)

Plugs: Caseta Wireless

Door Lock: August (updated)

TVs: All 4K Smart TVs

Projector: JVS rs420 (connected to Oppo 203)

Streaming: Roku Ultras, Chromecast Ultra, Chromecast Audio

Assistants: Google Home Mini (several), Amazon Echo (two)

Remotes: Harmony (whole house control)

Hub: Lutron, Amazon, Google

Security Cameras: Chinese manufactured cams (same manufacturers that Nest/Ring use)


07/19/2018 - 10:37am I think you forgot/meant to…

I think you forgot/meant to say "not" in your second sentence.  It appears that that's been happening a lot lately.

07/05/2018 - 1:39pm I'd like to see the…

I'd like to see the remaining offensive board fill up as:

OT - T. Keegan or D. Ike

WR1 - K. Ford or C. Johnson (in that order or both if room) or T. Raphael (if they miss on the others)

Slot/APB - G. Jackson or W. Robinson (whoever commits first)

07/03/2018 - 2:34pm *there - dodo bird.

*there - dodo bird.

07/03/2018 - 2:05pm You're missing Kyle Ford as…

You're missing Kyle Ford as a top target.  He's lighting up the opening as likely the best WR their.  Additionally, he's recently spoken quite glowingly of Harbaugh and intends to take an official to UM.  He enjoyed his first visit and his time with Harbaugh.

07/01/2018 - 9:53pm It's looking like Jackson…

It's looking like Jackson had some of the best numbers at the Opening.  He might be a take now for the staff.  It might be a one spot for Robinson and Jackson and whoever commits first gets it.  Not sure.  I like both and would be happy with either.

06/30/2018 - 4:32pm The coaches were apparently…

The coaches were apparently pushing hard for both. They both have really high upside. Ojabo is a little more raw at this point. He might be faster, but Fletcher is quite athletic himself. Ojabo has the potential to be larger and to slide inside. Fletcher appears to be more of a DE. They're both good talents.

06/29/2018 - 2:00pm The new look is better, but…

The new look is better, but there could be some additional tweaks to provide a better user experience, especially for mobile.  Welcome back, OP.

06/23/2018 - 4:39pm It's pronounced more like …

It's pronounced more like "Ee-kay" in the States, but to be more exact "Ih-keh".

06/09/2018 - 7:40pm Swap the position of diaries…

Swap the position of diaries and message board on the front page.  Shrink the banner height. Hopefully once the "Hail" banner/ad is removed the message board and diaries will slide up as well.

06/03/2018 - 1:26am Here’s the top 11 heading
06/03/2018 - 1:25am Cade Was Tied for Top Scorer in the Pro Day Portion

06/02/2018 - 9:53pm He's just guessing. There

He's just guessing. There hasn't been any info to suggest that Pep's role has been reduced.  He kept the same title and McElwain didn't get an OC or associate title, nor did Warinner.

05/30/2018 - 6:12pm MY DECISION HAS BEEN MADE...
05/30/2018 - 11:54am Ha.  What a funny non-Anglo

Ha.  What a funny non-Anglo name.  It's ethnic so it's hilarious. 

05/18/2018 - 4:26pm Just an FYI, UM is opposed to

Just an FYI, UM is opposed to those two bills as well.  It's not a good look for MSU, but the legislation is problematic from the institutions' perspective for a number of reasons.  Currently if a rogue UM/MSU employee (security guard for example) committed sexual assualt by threat of a weapon while at work, and the victim was under 18 and wanted to sue UM/MSU, the victim would have to file the claim in the MI Court of Claims and comply with the filing rules of the applicable statute (i.e., within 1 year after the claim accrued and the claim would be time barred unless instituted within 3 years after the claim accrues). 

Under the proposed new statute, this victim could sue UM/MSU for their employee's conduct at anytime (even 50 years later).  You can see why most public institutions would be opposed to this legislation.  It's still asinine to include it in the settlement agreement from a PR perspective.

05/18/2018 - 12:42pm Herron indicated that

Herron indicated that Stanford is in the mix for an official:

05/11/2018 - 7:32am I prefer to dress comfortably when I fly.

I prefer to dress comfortably when I fly. Generally, I only wear suits if I'm trying to get upgraded to first class. Didn't know they made suits just for flying.

04/23/2018 - 4:01pm NCAA guidelines. The deliberately want to prevent

NCAA guidelines. The deliberately want to prevent football programs from stashing players on the basketball, baseball or any other intercollegiate team.

04/16/2018 - 10:18pm Add the stats of the year immediate preceding and

Add the stats of the year immediate preceding and the year immediately following the years that Pep was there. These QBs (outside of Luck and maybe Hogan) were still shitty. In several instances they were more shitty the year before and after Pep left: Smith, Greise and a few others. So this doesn't show much. Do you think if Steve Kerr went to the Lakers they would be good? Hell, we already have that experiment. Luke Walton was the best coach (record-wise) the year he sat in for an injured Kerr. Walton ended up coaching the all-star game. His record has been shit at the Lakers. Is he a bad coach or does he have bad players?

04/16/2018 - 10:08pm His coach said he's either an

His coach said he's either an interior lineman or a defensive lineman.  Unless he grows (or his arm length increases), I doubt he's a tackle.

04/15/2018 - 11:31pm Barnhart is definitely a take and will likely be

Barnhart is definitely a take and will likely be committing to UM this week. He doesn't play great talent but he's a basketball player and former TE that outgrew the position. He's preformed well at the camps he's attended so far and if he continues to be solid at these camps will get a bump in the rankings. We'll likely be kicking ourselves if he ends up at MSU.

04/14/2018 - 9:30pm Snyder isn't doing much if anything to remove the

Snyder isn't doing much if anything to remove the board members. I'm sure he's aware and may be concerned with the optics of removing them. Snyder has his bachelor's (general studies - I know a fake degree according to MSU fans), MBA and law degree all from UM. That may contribute to his hesitance to remove the entire MSU board. Under the Michigan constitution, however, he has the right to remove them in addition to the statutory authority to do so.

04/08/2018 - 1:29pm I didn't have a positive or negative opinion of

I didn't have a positive or negative opinion of Pep last year. I thought consistency would be good for the offense if he stayed, but also wouldn't have been disappointed if he left. What I don't get is the certainty that he's a bad coach. How does anyone outside of Schembechler Hall know how much blame should be apportioned to him. The execution was decidedly poor. That could be primarily caused by the coaching, playcalling or QB talent. It's difficult to tell. I hope the offense improves and (assuming Shea is eligible) the QB talent should be there. Additionally, the O line should take a step forward.

04/08/2018 - 1:20pm Look how John and Jack move compared to Jim. Jim

Look how John and Jack move compared to Jim. Jim walks like he had two hip replacements and perhaps a knee replacement. Playing as long as he did will take a toll on you. Have you seen how NBA coaches, who played, walk? Looks painful.

04/08/2018 - 12:07pm Some of these hot takes are crazy. Do you see how

Some of these hot takes are crazy. Do you see how many people are in the booth with the offensive coordinator? Using a collective approach to calling plays is used in many organizations both pro and college alike. Just because you didn't like the outcome on the field doesn't mean you have any sense for what works from a play calling standpoint. This is the method Harbaugh used all the way back to San Diego. It's worked well in the past. If there was a sole OC, he would be soliciting input from his offensive assistants.

Also, why the hell would UM football or Amazon care enough to rehab Pep's perception, but not Drevno's? This is one of the worst takes. Harbaugh is so concerned about what the public thinks of his passing game coordinator that he hired a video crew to record the whole season and make the PGC look better to the public. How does that even makes any sense?

04/08/2018 - 10:12am How do you know that was Pep though. Pep didn't

How do you know that was Pep though. Pep didn't want to go with the play where McKeon fumbled the snap and expressed that to Harbaugh. Harbaugh opted to proceed anyway, which resulted in a fumble. Sometimes a player (O'Korn) is maxed out talent-wise.

You can't always blame the coaches for everything. Did you see how giddy Pep and the other coaches in the booth got against OSU when they called a perfect play on UM's last possession and O'Korn just blew it. The safety was exactly where he needed to be. That play call leads to a TD with a competent QB.