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03/20/2019 - 4:27pm I still feel shame about the…

I still feel shame about the faith I put in Mike Barwis during that time. Whereas Mike Gittleson just had the kids eat pizza and do squats and bench press, Barwis was a REAL s&c guy with the most technologically advanced blah blah blah. Those were dark times kids. 

03/20/2019 - 1:51pm Agreed. He seems to have…

Agreed. He seems to have excellent footwork, which you don't often see in such young o-line prospects. 

03/20/2019 - 1:49pm That drill they show in the…

That drill they show in the video -- where guys run at you and you try to keep them from touching the flag -- does that look like fun? I'm on the fence about it. 

03/17/2019 - 5:48pm Fuck all of it. Fuck Monday…

Fuck all of it. Fuck Monday coming up. 

03/05/2019 - 12:57pm Seriously? I mean it's one…

Seriously? I mean it's one thing to allow a little voice in your head to say "that guy's mom isn't bad looking," but isn't it a bit much to actually make a public display of approving the appearance of Mrs. Wagner? 

02/26/2019 - 6:08pm This 1901 team, according to…

This 1901 team, according to my extensive internet research, was composed almost entirely of 5* recruits. I am telling you this because I want to emphasize how good a team of 5* players can be when properly coached, and to simultaneously lament our current trend of recruiting players who are not considered 5* players by websites and scouting services. 

02/21/2019 - 11:55pm keep politics off the board 

keep politics off the board 

02/21/2019 - 4:21pm You keep an emergency can of…

You keep an emergency can of gas in your car? Why not just keep an emergency couple of gallons in your tank, and then fill the tank when it gets to that point?

02/19/2019 - 1:00pm Has any musical you have…

Has any musical you have ever seen in your life actually lived up to the expectations that were set for you by your sister's guy friend? 

02/19/2019 - 12:58pm MY GOD!!!!

MY GOD!!!!

02/11/2019 - 8:18pm Why say this? Do you think…

Why say this? Do you think everyone doesn’t already know that OSU is loaded?

02/10/2019 - 7:04pm Isn't Ty Isaac on the Iron?

Isn't Ty Isaac on the Iron?

02/09/2019 - 11:44pm Sometimes when they print …

Sometimes when they print $20 bills the cocaine from the printing process accidentally gets on there. Then, when you do that one trick where you put a rolled up $20 in your nose and blow it like a kazoo some of the cocaine mistakenly gets into your system. It has happened to the best of us. 

02/09/2019 - 11:41pm According to him it took a…

double post

 

 

02/09/2019 - 11:41pm According to him it took a…

According to him it took a toll on his body as well. I think he shot so much of the stuff that he essentially burned himself right out. He was also a fiend for painkillers. I heard him interviewed a while back and he said he became a real junkie. One quote I recall is he said "you're forever chasing that first high." I remember Steve Emtman from Washington was also suspected of being a huge roider. He was a beast. 

 

 

02/09/2019 - 7:56pm I don’t remember a time when…

I don’t remember a time when the effects of steroids were considered marginal. The first time I became aware of them was when Tony Mandarich became the poster boy for steroids before and after. 

02/09/2019 - 7:52pm He speaks like a literal…

He speaks like a literal simpleton. What a douche. 

02/08/2019 - 1:10pm Your argument is logically…

Your argument is logically flawed. Michigan's athletic department already honors Tom Brady's achievements in various ways. They just don't have a statue of him. A public statue is much more weighty because it becomes a permanent fixture of the university. There are usually many good reasons for statues, but ultimately those good reasons are often outweighed by the bad ones. I don't really know very much about Tom Brady's personal life, political contributions, sexual proclivities, vices etc., but once you put up a statue you officially affiliate your institution with that person. If potentially negative material about that person comes to light, it can create a public relations nightmare. 

02/06/2019 - 5:07pm This is a fair point. I…

This is a fair point. I think I'm pretty objective across the board. Our university has specific language that says if a student plagiarizes, s/he should receive an F for the class. After that, it's up to the professor to determine if he wants to punish the student further. If you want to keep at it, you can ultimately make the case that the student should not be allow to continue at the school. I have only done this once, and it was with a Ph.D. candidate who plagiarized on her all three fields of her qualifying exams. After I wrote her a letter of dismissal (I was graduate director at the time), she then filed an academic appeal, which is a long and involved process, and she lost that appeal. She then threatened legal action against me and the university, and after a series of negotiations that I was not part of, it was agreed that she would leave the program voluntarily with no negative mark on her academic record. The case for plagiarism was cut and dried -- it was obvious. 

When I said I would have some soul searching to do in the case of a prominent student-athlete, I didn't mean that I might consider letting the plagiarism go unpunished. The athlete's grade would take a hit. I guess I meant to say that (and this would depend on the type and degree of academic dishonesty) I might think long and hard about reporting to the athletic department if it mean that his football career, scholarship, chance at the NFL etc. would be over. Again, if it was blatant, crass, egregious, and willful cheating -- like he paid for a paper from another student -- I think my choice would be easy. But that's rarely the case. 

I suppose what I'm trying to say that all students should be punished for academic dishonesty -- athlete or no. But regular students don't typically get kicked out of school for it unless it's at a service academy. 

 

 

02/05/2019 - 11:03pm English prof here. There is…

English prof here. There is a program we use at my university called Turnitin that checks student papers against every other student paper that has been submitted through their program, and against everything that's been published on the web. You then get a report on each student's paper that indicates the percentage of the paper that's been lifted. The report also includes hyperlinks for the plagiarized language. It's incredibly useful. Obviously Turnitin can't catch those students who hire people to write their papers for them, unless those people plagiarize themselves, which happens fairly often. 

I hate it when students plagiarize because when you catch them they almost always cry, they almost always have a horrible story to justify their misconduct, and they almost always promise the world if you just overlook it this one time. I can't imagine how difficult it would be to hold the line on a plagiarism case from a student athlete at a major school like Michigan. In other words, if Michigan's best returning tailback plagiarized in my class I would have some soul searching to do. 

Another thing, though: weirdly enough, students who plagiarize almost always do it again and again. So if you catch a student and then look back through their previously submitted work, it's often plagiarized as well. It's like they develop a taste for it. 

 

02/04/2019 - 12:53pm I had the good fortune to…

I had the good fortune to try Steak n' Shake the other day. My cheeseburger combo "all the way" was delish and the shake wasn't bad either.

02/01/2019 - 1:23pm I guess you haven't seen…

I guess you haven't seen their field lately, which just happens to be framed by lines meant to simulate a train track? Also they have state of the art medical facilities just a short station wagon ride away from their facilities? And have you ever even been to West Lafayette? Do yourself a favor and get down there because it's beautiful this time of year.

02/01/2019 - 12:56am But we're not above…

But we're not above grammatical errors? 

01/28/2019 - 3:45pm Griffin shot 10 threes in…

Griffin shot 10 threes in his career and made five of them. Seven of those attempts came in his final season. He averaged about 20 minutes per game, and saw significant time even as a freshman. I remember him being out on the floor a lot, so he must have brought something to the table. 

https://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/players/mike-griffin-2.html

 

01/26/2019 - 9:22am Thought my /s was obvious. 

Thought my /s was obvious. 

01/26/2019 - 1:41am I wonder if Jim Harbaugh…

I wonder if Jim Harbaugh gave any thought to this idea before he offered the scholarship? Perhaps someone should tell him that it’s better to wait until fall to give scholarships to walk-one who have spent valuable time in the program?

01/24/2019 - 3:26pm I bet they pay for travel…

I bet they pay for travel the same way I play for two boys who play travel baseball in the south. It costs a ton, and it's a huge financial hit, but what are you going to do? Park ball isn't an option anymore, at least down here. Then you throw in basketball, cheerleading, etc.; all of this stuff is majorly expensive now. And every kid has his own private hitting coach, pitching coach etc. It's a mess.

01/23/2019 - 5:11pm It sounds to me like you…

It sounds to me like you have just about had it with this nonsense!

01/23/2019 - 5:09pm It's the fastest way to…

It's the fastest way to improve. This morning I was languishing around #278, but I just leaned that I got a ratings bump and am now up to #73! Not quite five star territory but still not too shabby!

01/22/2019 - 7:27pm Isn’t this news as old as…

Isn’t this news as old as the hills??

01/20/2019 - 3:28pm Is the rumor about someone…

Is the rumor about someone whose name rhymes with Toliver Barton?

01/18/2019 - 11:42pm When is Pep leaving? Lordy. 

When is Pep leaving? Lordy. 

01/18/2019 - 11:40pm That’s right. This is why I…

That’s right. This is why I love this blog, despite the occasional troll. I guess even those can be funny sometimes. 

01/18/2019 - 8:38pm I posted that in honor of OT…

I posted that in honor of OT season as a joke but it generated a number of informed responses about gravy. 

01/17/2019 - 3:23pm I'm no Space Coyote, but to…

I'm no Space Coyote, but to my eye Michigan's passing game suffered last season primarily from two things: 

1. Mediocre pass protection.

2. Few receivers who were quick-twitch enough to get off the line/press coverage for a more quick-hitter passing game.

DPJ and Collins are fast and talented, but they're not jitterbug/slot types. That's why it was so important to get guys like Giles Jackson and Sanristil. 

I also think the loss of Bushell-Beatty hurt Michigan more than fans realized at the time. From Rutgers on we weren't the same team.

01/16/2019 - 12:31pm I should apologize for this…

I should apologize for this post. I was trying to ridicule the post before mine in an oblique way -- the one that wished Eleven Warriors would create more content about Michigan. I thought, "what a stupid post, I'll make one that's even more ridiculous." For whatever reason I thought surely no one will respond to my post about gravy, of all things, and that it would immediately be recognized as satire. To my astonishment almost 100 people have commented about gravy on a Michigan sports blog, and no one has realized that I was trying to be funny. 

01/15/2019 - 9:45am Leach is a despicable human…

Leach is a despicable human being. I know he likes to be a “character,” but he’s morally bankrupt. 

01/14/2019 - 3:58pm Somebody feed that young man…

Somebody feed that young man a cheeseburger.

01/12/2019 - 1:42pm Just saw the tweet. I am on…

Just saw the tweet. I am on the fence about whether it's a good look or not -- I mean the waving and grinning in front of the Bama logo. I would be curious to know what others think. 

01/12/2019 - 1:40pm "he’s in Alabama picking up…

"he’s in Alabama picking up Josh Gattis to bring him and his family to Ann Arbor today"

Do they honestly drive? From Alabama to Ann Arbor? All packed together in the family van? 

01/09/2019 - 12:01pm I saw something on Reddit…

I saw something on Reddit about Myles Hinton but I can't find it now. 

01/08/2019 - 12:23pm This is an excellent post…

This is an excellent post. Part of the problem with Michigan's passing game this year was also that their offensive line, while improved, still could not protect Shea for very long. In other words it still wasn't very good in pass pro. Maybe that's obvious. 

01/05/2019 - 11:55pm John Vitale!

John Vitale!

01/05/2019 - 9:09pm Looks like Demar Dorsey has…

Looks like Demar Dorsey has a career going in the Indoor Football League:

 

http://goifl.com/sports/fball/2016-17/players/demardorsey4r20

01/05/2019 - 12:13am This article seems…

This article seems incredibly cruel and exploitative. These kids are as young as 16 and they're calling them out for making the schools they have committed to "winners" and "losers." What a bunch of leeches.

01/04/2019 - 8:10pm That's a sound business…

That's a sound business decision and you have no right to pass judgment. 

01/02/2019 - 1:24pm Same thing as Wisconsin with…

Same thing as Wisconsin with Barry Alvarez and Brett Bielema. Not that uncommon at all. 

12/31/2018 - 6:49pm Don’t you have any Percocets…

Don’t you have any Percocets left? 

12/31/2018 - 6:46pm Some people must still rent…

Some people must still rent Red Box movies because they sponsored a bowl game. They better have another idea soon though or they’ll go the way of Blockbuster. 

12/26/2018 - 6:03pm As a side note Marvin will…

As a side note Marvin will be announcing his TOP TEN!! later tonight. Stay tuned!