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04/03/2018 - 12:14am Just a great season

Coach Beilein has earned every accolade coming to him for his masterful job handling this team. What a fun group to watch develop. The future is bright and I’m excited to see what’s ahead for the Maize and Blue. Very proud to be a fan of our basketball program tonight, even in defeat. We simply lost to a better team.

01/30/2018 - 10:50am He was the best high school player I ever saw in person

I will question his punting:  I did see him hit a punt for -1 yards in a HS playoff game.  Had another one for 11 yards.  Wasn't his forte.  

I did see him leap over the line one time without touching anyone and absolutely swallow an extra point, however.  Unreal.

01/30/2018 - 10:41am I disagree with John's analysis

I think Dantonio's issues with his players have been out in the open for some time.  I don't think there are a lot of skeletons left to uncover.  Dantonio is a hard headed prick, too, who won't give up the ship easily.

Izzo has the two issues John mentioned (Walton, Payne/Appling), which really never saw the light of day.  I think it is factual that Walton stayed with Izzo for a period of time also, but I would want that confirmed, which is a massive problem.  Also, Izzo looks absolutely miserable, I think he knows he's got big problems.

03/23/2017 - 10:31pm Walton's made so many big shots over the last several weeks

that I was surprised the last shot didn't go in. He's been so incredible that I came to expect everything he put up to go in.

What a great run. Coach Beilein showed us why he is now the leader in basketball victories at our august institution. He just never gave up on this team, even when things looked bleak.

Thanks guys. Loved it all. Sad it is over for now.

03/22/2017 - 1:35pm There really is no team

that we cannot compete with left in the tournament.  Even Kansas, Kentucky, UNC and UCLA don't really bother me.  Can we beat any of them?  We certainly can in a winner take all scenario.  Beilein has patiently created a team of scoring threats which no one else really has.  Very excited to see what happens Thursday night and beyond.

02/16/2017 - 8:08am I cannot upvote that comment

enough.

01/09/2017 - 8:27am I think it's going to be very tough

to count on Filiaga as he's not an early enrollee.  As good as he may be, only practicing for a couple of weeks in pads vs. college competition is going to make it difficult to be ready.

Hope I'm wrong, but OT is hard enough for veterans, let alone a HS kid with a month of practice under his belt.

01/06/2017 - 11:42am Filiaga is a crucial get.

Having him in the fold would be great.  

I still think Najee is going to end up in Tuscaloosa.  I will be pleasantly surprised if he books the flight to DTW.  Don't want to get my hopes up.

Solomon...hmmmm...sounds like Harbaugh & Co. could be doing some work there.  We could certainly use him.

01/05/2017 - 4:56pm Newsome was in the hospital for

38 days.  To me, that says it's beyond reasonable expectations to think he'll be ready to play this year.  I have to believe 2018 is more likely.  Whatever his injury, it had to be a hell of a lot more serious that your average ACL tear.  That's practically outpatient surgery anymore.

12/22/2016 - 10:19am I think that is a jinx

CB from 11W.

12/17/2016 - 8:54pm Who is Wayne Lyons?

/s

12/16/2016 - 10:57am Sparty's issue

is that all their talent is very young.  Dantonio will need to cut bait with some of the older kids that haven't contributed.  Think Harbaugh and how you have to be "invited" to return for that 5th year.  Guessing Dantonio needs to do the same.

12/16/2016 - 10:54am I wish I could upvote your comment

100 times.  So true.  Can't believe I'm hearing that stuff.

12/16/2016 - 10:29am I typically don't comment on recruiting

as these are only 16-17-18 year old kids, but sweet baby Jesus, I want this young man in Maize and Blue.

12/16/2016 - 10:29am I typically don't comment on recruiting

as these are only 16-17-18 year old kids, but sweet baby Jesus, I want this young man in Maize and Blue.

11/16/2016 - 12:48pm I think Brady Hoke

now has that solved.

 

/s

11/16/2016 - 10:26am I've always been a fan of this play.

The wham block is tough to defend, especially if the D line isn't ready for it as noted in the analysis.

NFL teams seem to love this same play.  If you have a decent H back/TE type who can block, it's a great way to keep the D honest by running up the middle.

11/13/2016 - 11:35am Agreed.

That and the wildcat with Peppers are now diagnosed by good teams.

I'm certain Harbaugh is setting up other plays off of these. Last night would have been a good time to break those out. If they are saving them for Urban and friends, I'm ok with that. Just don't leave them buried in the damn playbook.

11/01/2016 - 4:50pm I love the Tree.

I was at a Rose Bowl tailgate and the Tree was hanging around (no pun intended) while the Stanford pep band was playing.  The band began playing Rubberband Man by The Spinners. The Tree went into dancing overdrive, and had everyone staring in amazement as he spun and danced like a crazy person for the whole song.  How he stayed upright, I have no clue.  Have loved the Tree ever since.

10/31/2016 - 11:50am I am assuming

that Harbaugh and Drevno are just setting up other plays with Morris and the Wildcat with Peppers.  No reason to show it yet, but it is frustrating because currently the opposition knows exactly what's coming.  Hopefully OSU will be the recipient of the next up plays from those formations.

10/31/2016 - 11:48am Agreed.

People watching at home are not liking the 4 hour games.  It also makes watching in person unbearable.  Way too much downtime in the stands, especially if the weather sucks.

10/30/2016 - 2:51am Could not agree more.

Look at the rest of the results from Saturday. We won a rivalry game on the road against a team that routinely plays their best game of the year against us, and this year had nothing to lose as they were going nowhere.

Win and advance. End of story.

10/28/2016 - 4:04pm I think many of us have that same mix

of optimism and anxiety.  We've all seen Dantonio have his team ready to play over the past decade when it comes to Michigan.  No doubt they'll play their best game of the year tomorrow.  However, their best still falls far short of Harbaugh & Cos. best.  

I like the Maize and Blue by at least 3 scores.  After Dantonio empties his trick play folder, all hell will break loose in EL and the romp will be on.

10/28/2016 - 3:57pm Is the NCAA allowing

rouge points tomorrow?  If not, that score might be a zero instead of a one.

10/28/2016 - 8:53am I said it before,

Dantonio is going ot have to eventually bust out a couple of gadget and trick plays.  He won't do it right away, as he thinks it signals to the other team that he knows he is outmanned.  But you know they will be coming and he'll have to make those calls whether he likes it or not...running on 1st and 2nd down and then trying to convert 3rd and 7 ain't gonna work for the Spartans tomorrow.

10/26/2016 - 5:39pm Agreed.

They may be the blind pig that finds the acorn on a deep ball or two.  The running game will be non-existent.  It won't be pretty for the Spartans.

I do expect Dantonio and Co. to dial up a few gadgets that no one has seen yet.  After those are gone, it's good night Irene.

10/26/2016 - 5:37pm The trouble with MSU starts with the O line.

The play has been so bad up front.  Machado keeps getting yanked, Keiler was moved inside initially because he's so slow, and the younger guys (Higby, Lukusa and Beedle) just aren't ready.  Allen is it up front for them.  I expect Don Brown to absolutely make their collective lives miserable on Saturday.  Hard to see MSU scoring more than 10 points, and that may be generous.

10/26/2016 - 4:01pm My family has a large number of Michigan fans.

I'm the only one with a degree (actually two) from that august institution in Ann Arbor.  My family members that are non-alums are in many ways more passionate than I am about the Wolverines, and I'm pretty damn passionate about my team.  They all grew up rooting for the Maize and Blue, and due to geography, grades, etc., did not attend school at UM.  I still consider them 100% real fans.  They love Michigan.  

10/26/2016 - 3:49pm There is no better book than

Fox in Socks.

10/17/2016 - 2:39pm 25-30 are Spartan heavy, including the Spartan parents. As

you mentoin, 4 and 5 are visitor heavy.

10/17/2016 - 2:37pm In the lower bowl,

you'll want to be in or very near Section 4.  I would look at Section 5 next, then Section 3.

Happy hunting.

10/12/2016 - 3:00pm Iowa fans

Had a great time in Iowa City several years back for a game.  Fans are really friendly.  We were eating dinner at a local pub after the game (which Iowa lost), and still got visited by many Iowa fans coming to our table to talk.  Nice bunch.

Only fans that are nicer are Nebraska's.  Both Nebraska and Iowa are the gold standard for fans and their treatment of visitors.

09/28/2016 - 8:56am Always overlook Pitt as a really good academic institution

The medical school is outstanding too.

09/19/2016 - 4:56pm Couldn't agree more.

Michigan has ALWAYS recruited well in Ohio.  This is one thing that is frustrating me a bit with our recruiting, we seem to be bypassing Ohio for the time being.

I'm hoping Harbaugh and Co. are in a relationship building mode and waiting for those visits to bear fruit.  Even Dantonio has had some success recruiting in Ohio (see LJ Scott among others), so I would expect Michigan to be able to pull a few high profile kids out of there.

08/25/2016 - 1:49pm Need a better bagman.

The current bunch ain't gettin' the job done.

08/16/2016 - 3:57pm Have to love how the OL recruiting has shaped up

I have been mighty worried about the OL recruiting.  I guess that was a waste of time.  Harbaugh, Drevno and Co. are knocking it out of the park.  Can't wait to see the type of bulldozer OL that Harbaugh put together at Stanford.

07/19/2016 - 1:25pm Is Peters the guy to grab the job for several seasons?

I'm wondering if this year's QB, be it O'Korn or Speight, can hold this kid off next season.  Gonna be a battle.

07/19/2016 - 1:10pm LJ Scott (RB) is an interesting omission also

given his performance last year and how much Sparty likes to run the footbaw.

07/13/2016 - 12:53pm Solid suggestion

I like it.

06/22/2016 - 8:22am MSU is in desperate need of OL help

so Clemons being back at least gives them a guy with experience.  Clark, Allen and especially Conklin were very good until Alabama got to them.  I see State struggling to run the ball at all with what they have back on the O line.  Glasgow, Wormley, Hurst and Co. should keep the running game bottled up, and the MSU passing game will be a shadow of it's former self.  I see 2016 being a lot like 2013 for MSU - good defense (McDowell and the LBs are solid), and a poor performing offense leading to a lot of tight losses.  The game vs UM will not be a tight loss, I expect a 10+ point margin of victory for the Wolverines.

06/21/2016 - 4:58pm I am one who actually reads Draftageddon from start to finish

Why?  Because I love college football and watch a shit ton of B1G games every season.  I feel like I actually know something about the different teams, and which players to look for.  There have been several occasions where I've watched a game and saw a player mentioned in the later rounds here make (or not make) a big play.  Last year's Minnesota CBs would be an example.

06/21/2016 - 10:59am We often sit around here and lament

the lack of our team's ability to get to the rim.  I like this pick up because we need guys that can create their own shots.  Should be a nice add.  Beilein will always have shooters on the roster.  A slasher of Matthews' caliber is welcome.

06/09/2016 - 11:48am That was my thought.

This has to be a joke or a setup. I can't imagine any real fan with a measure of self respect doing this.

06/03/2016 - 4:05pm Somebody needs to stuff

Sankey's mailbox with the list of recent SEC violations and current investigations.  Copy Paul Finebaum on that same list.  Unreal how these guys stand on a dirty soapbox to complain.

06/01/2016 - 2:00pm I know softball isn't exactly a revenue sport, but

was anyone else surprised at Hutch's salary, or lack thereof?  I was thinking that she might be more highly compensated given her success.

05/31/2016 - 9:18am I do think

the heads will continue to roll.  The caterwauling won't stop until more moves are made.  Grobe may "convince" some of the other coaches to depart and do some repair on their character.

05/09/2016 - 3:23pm Baruti appears to have

some skills Beilein could work with. 

 

Any reason to think the TOEFL is an issue?  That comment struck me as odd that he needed to pass that first.  Maybe it is just my lack of understanding on how these things work...

04/29/2016 - 12:28pm On the cash issue,

I cannot fault Tunsil, especially when he's asking for money for his mom's utlity bill.  That is stupid pressure on a college kid to provide for his parents.  Hell, the kid saw the cash at Ole Miss as a way to help his family.  I get that.

That being said, it is illegal, and we've all known that Ole Miss has the absolute best bag men in the game.  You can definitely see the walls crumbling around Hugh Freeze.  The guy is in over his head.  I'd love the NCAA to punish the living hell out of Ole Miss, but they are probably too busy busting MAC schools over impermissable ice cream cones or something stupid like that.

04/07/2016 - 8:42am Very good points about Hollis

He's done a great job in certain areas and has the football and basketball teams on the men's side locked in.  His management of other sports is marginal.  And could not agree more, the ticket office at MSU is ridiculous.  I have first hand experience with how poorly they are run.  Taligating rules at MSU suck too.

03/18/2016 - 5:05pm Grand Haven

is awesome.  Love it there.