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12/05/2018 - 5:30pm Oklahoma West got pantsed by…

Oklahoma West got pantsed by their biggest rival in a blizzard and landed in the Alamo Bowl.

To be fair Wazzu deserved a lot better than that but I think it'll be a decent matchup with Iowa State.

12/04/2018 - 12:06pm I absolutely do not…

I absolutely do not understand and cannot agree with this scorcher of a taek. You cannot look at this Ohio State offense and say it's Urban's (the personnel, sure, but the scheme? Absolutely not).

Every offense he's ever had has been focused on a dual-threat QB (if not an outright run-first QB) and passing plays were used to pick off defenses that started cheating to take away the run. Haskins is a pro-style, pass-first QB and Day constructed the whole thing around him. My inclination is to be very, very afraid of the next few years, especially if the recruiting continues apace.

11/20/2018 - 3:54pm yeah but if he's anything…

yeah but if he's anything like those toddlers and women at My Lai, they probably had it coming.

11/01/2018 - 9:09am Hello, I'm 29 and male. My…

Hello, I'm 29 and male. My wife is 29 and female and is a Vandy grad, so gearing up for Saturdays is very much not her MO.

That being said, we watch essentially every game unless there's a conflict (like my buddy from UM getting married on the night of the Wisconsin game.) If she's got other stuff going on, we part ways and she doesn't generally object to me watching with friends.

She gives me lots of grief if Michigan loses (well within her right) but by and large she's pretty into it. We're hosting friends this weekend for PSU and that was her idea.

I may be a statistical outlier in this regard.

10/11/2018 - 11:54am can't forget about Bosa…

can't forget about Bosa either

10/06/2018 - 6:45pm any optimism i've corralled…

any optimism i've corralled for myself has been completely offset by the terror of a Dwumfour Achilles injury

05/23/2018 - 1:49pm broad strokes

a number of people, including at least one who writes for this site, believe that enjoying a particular podcast produced through Barstool makes you complicit in the rest of Barstool's far less enjoyable activities, like the rampant sexism, the mob mentality of Stoolies, etc.

also MGoBlog broadly has gotten into it with Dave Portnoy so don't expect a nuanced opinion.

01/05/2018 - 12:33pm Seth

How do you put in text like "Testing Article" and not just abbreviate it to "Test-icle"?!

12/25/2017 - 9:59am Secret Santa

Buddy of mine got me a picture of Jabrill and Harbaugh signed by both of them, which is pretty cool. I got him a squatty potty ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

09/12/2017 - 4:09pm Chase & Rashan

Do we think it's a case of guys bein' dudes and Rashan just having fun at Chase's expense, or do we think that there might be a bit of animosity and a sense of "What the hell are you doing?" with the high fives thing?

08/16/2017 - 11:22am love it

even if formulaic, it's been great for as long as I've been watching, which has to be at least the 2008 Cowboys season. Liev Schrieber is a phenomenal narrator.

And a show that gives us Jeff Fisher saying "I'm not going 7-9 again" right before going 7-9 again is worth any man's time.

The fact that they close every episode this year with everyone (front office, players, coaches) freaking out about Game of Thrones is just icing on the cake.

06/23/2017 - 2:05pm Those RR years

Were truly something else. Boubacar and Justin Feagin I think were both 4 stars to Rivals.

04/07/2016 - 11:20pm Lauermann

Stephan Lauermann. We must have been classmates together. I share your pain.

I missed an A- in that class by 9 points out of 1000 (LITERALLY LESS THAN 1% ERROR) and he and my GSI were like "lol tough shit buddy better luck next time".

Honestly though Econ 402 was pretty awful too, if only because it was another German professor with a thicker accent who couldn't be bothered to address class questions. Those two made for a relentless sophomore year.

02/02/2016 - 6:31pm Bucky Buchanan?!

From Saratoga?

01/13/2016 - 3:27pm Not to be that guy

But having met Walton a number of times and being a clean 6'1" myself, Derrick Walton is NOT 6'1". He's lucky if he's 6' even.

This can, should and does make him even weirder. Hail Beilein.

12/18/2015 - 5:15pm Can we get a t-shirt

"You down with JBP?"

Or something to that effect, JBP just seems to make the most sense and flows easiest.

12/11/2015 - 2:56pm Villanova

Last year, before the wheels came off the bus entirely, my dad and I got front row, courtside seats next to the hoop where M was warming up pregame. Spike proceeded to drill 3 threes from the corner which made my dad laugh out loud and made me say out of reflex "God d*** Spike".

He turned around and smiled and said "Thanks, Go Blue".

I'm gonna miss the loving hell out of him.

10/22/2015 - 2:11pm Little Brother is degrading...

If only because as someone who has a little brother, I've found that my little brother is actually beyond supportive of me in everything. And I of him. We have different relative strengths and I'm certain that when he surpasses (or has surpassed) my skills in various endeavors, he celebrated perhaps for a bit and then got to focusing on making himself even better.

This isn't little brother. This is the little sh-t cousin at every family gathering (to whom you refuse to believe you're related) who is deadset on being better than you, and one-upping you, even after the conversation has moved onto another topic (like, how we have a bye week and still have to win the Jug in two Saturdays, but the only thing Spartans can focus on is the biggest fluke and probably second largest ref screwjob [Spartan Bob] in the history of Michigan football.)

Jemele Hill taking up 90% of her segment to rip on Michigan is not what a little brother would do. It is the sign of a pathologically insecure and obsessed fanbase that has nothing to live for except to beat Michigan. It'd honestly be adorable if it weren't so pathetic.

08/13/2015 - 2:16pm I'm cautiously optimistic

After all, this could end up being, dare I say, "tremendous?" It's SiriusXM fergodsakes.

10/16/2014 - 12:57pm Commence Flame War

But as a by-and-large traditionalist, I have to admit I really, really did like the solid blues against Penn State. I thought futzing with the helmet to any degree (matte finish, chrome finish (?), schizophrenic decisions on what color yellow we're using) and whatever we're barfing onto the white jerseys is shameless overkill, but I do think there's something to be said about going monochrome during a night game.

Related: I'm also an Eagles fan who would love to see them bring back the kelly greens, and I thought the solid black look against the Giants this past Sunday night was terrific. I think there's something to be gained from the monochrome look if we do it once a year for UTL.

The striped numbers were hideous, I'll just put that out there.

10/08/2014 - 12:25pm Occam's Razor

Both Hoke and Mattison are at their core DL guys. They know the position inside and out. They don't have that level of nuance and insight for LB / DB position groups. I'm not going to pretend I know the intricacies of the 4-3 over or 4-3 under but on a generally-applicable high level, familiarity can only do so much for a player when and if there are fundamental flaws in what he's doing that aren't being corrected by the coaches.

No, I don't have a particular player in mind, and no, I don't know if people are making the same mistake repeatedly on defense. This is just a commentary on Management 101. If Hoke and Mattison don't have the level of insight for the rest of the defense that they do for the D-line, then we're in some sense doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past. That we shuffled all of the defensive position coaches in the offseason probably doesn't add much to continuity either.

10/06/2014 - 5:24pm solid fit for both

Considering the Eagles' secondary woes, I think Kovacs could end up contributing somewhat. Anyone who can anchor the two best defenses that Michigan has had in recent memory, I'm certain brings something valuable to the table.

Anyone would be better than Cary Williams at this point, good lord.

04/10/2014 - 3:43pm subdued panic

I can't be the only person sitting at my desk quietly FREAKING OUT about the fact that we keep missing on 2015 commits right? Considering how much turnover we're going to have after this year we need all the help we can get.

If I'm completely off base, I would love for someone to slap me and tell me to get my sht together.

01/09/2014 - 12:19pm please

He took an experienced group of players, implemented a fairly new/different scheme, and there wasn't a considerable drop-off in production from RR 2010. Coupled with Mattison's improvements to the D, we won a Sugar Bowl.

We've been getting younger each and every year and maybe his stubbornness was his undoing but we actually won a BCS game thanks in no small part to Borges being able to adapt to Denard. We have exactly two BCS wins.

Here's to hoping for the future.

01/08/2014 - 6:04pm minor details

Just out of curiosity, no one sees the problem in hiring someone who has never been a coordinator or called plays (e.g., assistants from other "pro-style" schools), when our own head coach doesn't call plays or even wear a headset? No one sees this as problematic?

12/20/2013 - 2:35pm dammit

i'm at work and now i need to go home and change pants. but well done. this should probably win troll of the week.

12/19/2013 - 1:57pm don't forget

"Stephen M. Ross Michigan Stadium Presented by Kraft Foods, in Association with Buffalo Wild Wings, Domino's, and the Good Folks who Provide the Bernstein Advantage."

12/06/2013 - 9:59am oh my goodness

the nightmare scenario would be gawdawful. and to think I was half considering going to South America next year hahaha

12/04/2013 - 5:29pm bball

if you pick ruining Ohio's season (maybe extrapolating it to their overall winning streak) over Michigan winning a national title of its own, it doesn't change the fact that you are picking spiting someone else over your own alma mater's triumph, a triumph we have accomplished exactly one time in history.

So congratulations, if you'd rather #BEATOHIO than win a national title, you're a Spartan in Wolverine clothing. Go burn a couch.

11/11/2013 - 9:36am maybe

maybe, just maybe, Hoke is actually not a "good" football coach, and maybe he knows nothing about offensive playcalling... so he washes his hands of it every week. he was a defensive lineman in college and that's been his calling ever since. motivation and keeping The Team The Team The Team together is one thing, but knowing how to win games by scoring points is quite another.

i'm not saying, i'm just saying.

10/23/2013 - 10:09am yeah but

Does Ole MIss's "Best Practices" not address screaming obscenities during fellow classmates' performances?

09/09/2013 - 11:59am obligatory

I know he was just given #21, and rightfully so, but can we have a serious discussion as to whether he should or should not be in consideration for the #1 jersey? and why? i don't see what more a guy has to do to be considered for it, in two games, one of which against a very respectable defense, he has put up startling numbers and looks like something out of a video game.

unless they're effectively retiring it until they trot it out for george campbell in two years, i think it's become a grail quest at this point.

08/30/2013 - 12:23pm cautious optimism...

I have to believe that we're still "one year away"; the football program is already rolling, and really it got off to an incredible start with the Sugar Bowl win, but with the cupboard mostly empty post-RR and the amount of incredibly talented (albeit young) depth, I think the real dividends will start to be paid next year. Of course, I've been wrong before.

I'm predicting 9 or 10 wins, just because of the sheer amount of questions on defense. But here's to unmitigated hope and irrational confidence!!!!



08/27/2013 - 4:26pm preach

i'd be willing to bet that half the people lamenting how these young'ns aren't going to games anymore would be guilty of much of the same were they on campus now.

It's a different era (full disclosure, I graduated in 2011). We play the defending national champion in Dallas (read: NOWHERE NEAR CAMPUS), serve [poop] on a plate with games against middling MAC and/or FCS schools, and students are supposed to be happy with the fact that they get to pay $25 a pop for that (and that's before the $4 water bottles and other exorbitant concessions)? How many of you would shell out $200+ for season tickets when the home slate consists of App State, Miami (NTM), Utah, Minnesota, Penn State, Indiana and Maryland? How many of you paid $200 total for FOUR seasons of football?

08/01/2013 - 12:21pm you know...

i mean, it is still a "kneeling pad". Keep a few near the bathroom at Rick's, I'm sure people will come up with a decent use for them.

07/25/2013 - 5:55pm so...

are we betting it's on or off? The Googles isn't helping me clarify whatsoever

06/28/2013 - 12:37pm Party last night

So after the draft, Trey's marketing team and my friend's dad's company put on a private event  in NYC for Trey's family and friends, and I and a bunch of friends got invites also. Bleacher Report showed up to make a video of Trey walking in and celebrating, the whole thing was really well put together, and it was an amazing time. He seemed pretty overwhelmed and exhausted by the time he showed up (about 1:30 am eastern time) but he was smiling and laughing the entire time. 

Can't say enough about him and what he's done for our program, and I can only wish him the best of luck going forward. Considering Utah was an above-.500 team last year and just missed the playoffs, mostly because they were lacking a solid option at PG, I think it's a great situation for him.

And, naturally, being a Knicks fan, I was bouncing off the walls when we drafted THJ. 

Forever Go Blue!

06/26/2013 - 12:55pm solid

can't think of a better description for him... and i'm probably gonna have to buy his jersey now.

06/25/2013 - 11:23am terrific!

as an Eagles fan this is amazing. Somewhat surprising he's never been to a Michigan game before, but I'm betting his dad was feeding him the Kool-Aid from birth

06/21/2013 - 3:54pm Summer vacation? You

Summer vacation? You youngsters and your colloquialisms. Haven't heard that phrase since Rich Rodriguez was strolling the sidelines and weird stuffed animals were rubbing their junk on our linebackers!


The best I get is a weekend here or there to leave NYC and get out to the Hamptons. That's about it.

06/20/2013 - 1:21pm such a shame

he played the hell out of Tony Soprano... arguably the best, and certainly most recognizable, tv character of his generation. i don't know too many people who didn't watch the show. he was great in just about everything he took on. taken way, way too young.

05/29/2013 - 1:20pm I dunno

I don't see us landing an RB this class, and I think if we manage to pull Hand and McDowell (or God willing both) and Westphal that might round out the class. It's a relatively weak year for running backs and we have a ton of depth, even after Fitz graduates, and the 2015 RB class is looking much stronger.

We might be able to land Winovich too, which would certainly be welcome, but considering the numbers crunch for this class I think once we get to 14 or 15 they might pump the brakes a bit.

05/28/2013 - 6:09pm Props to Keyshawn

Apparently his daughter was in the car with him, so he drove her home and then went Casa Bieber to chew him out.


Full story from Yahoo here, this is now the third time I've read it and it gets better with each read.

05/15/2013 - 1:20pm but his rap career...

This would be a great time to still have Jack Kennedy on campus.

04/25/2013 - 5:50pm nice


had to.

04/02/2013 - 6:10pm statistics, people

You can't draw any conclusions about "bandwagoners" or how "many" fans each remaining school has... look at the metrics. It's merely how many Facebook Likes a given school has in a particular county.

If one 10th grader in the middle of East Nowheresville, Montana, is the only person in a county of 2,000 people who happened to Like (capitalized) Michigan, and no one in that county Likes Syracuse, Wichita State, or Louvull, then by Facebook's metrics that county is rooting for Michigan . When you put it in context, it's not that surprising, considering that Michigan is easily the most famous school (on a national level) of the remaining four. You can extrapolate that idea across the rest of the nation, particularly in states where Michigan has sizable alumni communities (like California, NYC, and Philadelphia); also, considering the scope and breadth of the NCAA tournament, you have to figure that on a regional level, most of the counties that are technically "rooting" for Michigan were probably pulling for a more local team that has since been eliminated... which would explain California, since UCLA and Cal are both out; Florida, because of Miami and UF (the three people rooting for FGCU before they beat Georgetown are PROBABLY insignificant); Arizona; and so on.

Still, it's comforting to know that people Like us?

04/02/2013 - 5:52pm also my first Final Four!

FWIW, I wouldn't risk scalping in Atlanta/around the stadium. My current roommate and long-time friend is an Emory grad and said that throughout college, he and several of his friends would try to scalp tickets to any number of events (concerts, SEC Championships, Falcons games, Hawks games, etc.) and he ballparked it around 75% of the time the tickets were photocopied or just outright fake, and most people ended up getting swindled.

That being said, the ball's been rolling for us, so maybe let it ride? I got my tickets on Razor Gator, pretty high up but about market price all things considered. And we're road tripping from NYC.

03/22/2013 - 9:25am silver linings?

all things considered, I think it says a lot that the rest of the team stepped up when Trey was shooting worse than awful from the floor. The entire first half, McGary looked like he was born to play in the tournament, and Tim shot the lights out

02/27/2013 - 9:06pm scotch

Johnnie Walker with a single ice cube. It's not helping

12/12/2012 - 3:38pm Pee Wee?

They *could* give him the jersey... and considering the free-for-all that was jersey numbers this year, it might make sense. especially since I'm not sure if tight ends can wear jerseys in the 90s anymore.


Or just say screw it and give it to Jake Ryan also. give him all the numbers.