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02/20/2019 - 10:07am I actually know Mike…

I actually know Mike Rosenberg. Nice guy for real. But its been years since I saw or talked to him. I sincerely hope he’s doing well. 

With that said, I still get a chuckle reading the reviews of his book War as they Knew It. Go to Amazon and take a look for yourself. 

02/18/2019 - 10:59am For point #3. We already…

For point #3. We already accomplished the first part. And we won the conference outright by like 3 games. 

02/17/2019 - 10:06pm I believe it was at Frazier…

I believe it was at Frazier’s

I remember one of the owners telling me it was there 

02/14/2019 - 12:40am JB had a smug smirk…

JB had a smug smirk. Apparently that’s enough to set people off these days. 

02/12/2019 - 10:35am Ok. My issue in all this,…

Ok. My issue in all this, while somewhat tangential to the main topic, is why did mattison have to go to osu?  I mean if he wanted to be a DC, then ok. But there were a good amount of other good schools looking for a DC that he could have just as easily gone. 

Also, I have a good inside source that told me Mattison more or less burned his bridge. He’s “not welcome back”. Way to go Mattison. 

02/10/2019 - 8:59am Vampire in Brooklyn? I don’t…

Vampire in Brooklyn? I don’t get the reference. 

Edit: ah ok. I figured I should rewatch it to make sure I didn’t miss the reference. And there it was: “flip-flop shit”. 

02/07/2019 - 10:34am I'll more or less re-post…

I'll more or less re-post what I put on the other thread because I think its relevant here as well. I don't think Davidson was trying to trip him per se - what he was trying to do was much worse.  He was trying to strategically place his foot under Jordan Murphy so that he lands ackwardly on Davidson’s leg/foot in attempt to injure it through a sprain or rolled ankle etc.  People should be focusing on this, not on some feeble attempt to trip Jordan Murphy.

EDIT: As an FYI, I know this move all too well.  Despite what my handle indicates, I did live a small forgettable portion of my childhood in Saginaw.  We played this school Ricker (in the BV area of Saginaw - rough area BTW), and this was their signature move against us.  We were too young that nobody could dunk, but we could jump high enough getting a rebound or going for a lay-up that the Ricker player wouldn't even try to block it.  They would just stick their leg out under about where we would approximately land in effort to cause injury.  And it work...on me!

02/07/2019 - 8:04am Anyone remember Brian…

Anyone remember Brian Cardinal from Purdue? That guy was a dick!

02/07/2019 - 7:54am Davidson wasn’t trying to…

Davidson wasn’t trying to trip him per se - what he was trying to do was much worse.  He was trying to strategically place his foot under Jordan Murphy so that he lands ackwardly on Davidson’s leg/foot in attempt to injure it through a sprain or rolled ankle etc. 

EDIT: As an FYI, I know this move all too well.  Despite what my handle indicates, I did live a small forgettable portion of my childhood in Saginaw.  We played this school Ricker (in the BV area of Saginaw - rough area BTW), and this was their signature move against us.  We were too young that nobody could dunk, but we could jump high enough getting a rebound or going for a lay-up that the Ricker player wouldn't even try to block it.  They would just stick their leg out under about where we would approximately land in effort to cause injury.  And it work...on me!

02/06/2019 - 9:46am This is has got to be a joke…

This is has got to be a joke, right?!

02/03/2019 - 8:09pm Did I just see Rashan Gary…

Did I just see Rashan Gary in a super bowl commercial? I don’t have DVR or the ability to rewind to take a closer look. 

01/30/2019 - 9:01pm I gotta say, after re…

I gotta say, after re-watching the game, she has a point about the refs. There were some bad calls against osu. 

I don’t think it impacts the outcome though. Still, boo-freaking-hoo to her. 

01/30/2019 - 10:31am That’s exactly what I was…

That’s exactly what I was thinking...

01/30/2019 - 9:46am This thread will not end…

This thread will not end well. As much as I’d like it to go well, it just won’t. I’ll give it 30 mins. 

01/29/2019 - 11:36pm Cube doing the wicked hook…

Cube doing the wicked hook shot in the second gif like Z as well. Very apt gif!

01/26/2019 - 11:33am I wasn’t sure if I believed…

I wasn’t sure if I believed you that you are  86. But then I saw:

1. Misuse of punctuation commonly associated with someone perhaps not well versed in using smartphone or regular keyboards. 

2. Run on sentences that still make sense. 

3. In bed by 9:30

4. “Naples” in your name. 

(Note: like the other poster, just giving you shit. Hope no offense was taken)

01/25/2019 - 4:14pm ““well, that escalated…

““well, that escalated quickly”

-Ron Burgandy”

-WindyCityBlue

01/23/2019 - 9:53am Death to backboards!

Death to backboards!

01/18/2019 - 9:05pm Seriously?! Da Faq is his…

Seriously?! Da Faq is his problem?!

01/15/2019 - 6:02pm Anytime my friend

Anytime my friend

01/15/2019 - 2:06pm Well, it seems like Rivals…

Well, it seems like Rivals made a mistake...obviously.

01/14/2019 - 9:45pm Tyus Battle is still playing…

Tyus Battle is still playing for the Orange!? And he’s only a junior?!

Seems like it was ages ago that he was an M commit.  

01/14/2019 - 7:18pm Not according to Michigan…

Not according to Michigan Marc. He’s the real deal when it comes to timely news. 

01/14/2019 - 6:44pm I hope they talk about Keith…

I hope they talk about Keith Jackson’s death. Because it seems everyone missed that (happen just over the weekend FYI)

01/14/2019 - 6:35pm That’s because you needed to…

That’s because you needed to go back about 4 thousand pages. You’ll find the post there. 

01/13/2019 - 8:35pm I have a close friend who…

I have a close friend who was a baseball coach at Buffalo while Warde was AD. He thought Warde was a lazy AD. He said overall he’s a decent person just wasn’t a strong leader. 

Also, while my buddy was a coach for the Buffalo baseball team, the AD (which I believe was Warde) decided the cut the program mid season. They found out while they were coming home from an away game. Kinda of shitty way to cut a program if you ask me. 

01/12/2019 - 4:05pm I remember when I was a…

I remember when I was a junior (maybe senior) at Michigan many years ago.  My girlfriend at the time and I stuck around AA for the summer and wanted to get away for a cheap weekend somewhere.  For some reason we picked Florida, but the flights and hotels were for some reason so cheap.  When we landed in Tampa, we immediately understood why.  Yikes, I'd been to Florida before, but never in the summer.  Hot damn!

The humidity in AA in the summer is not really desirable either, but Florida took it to a whole new level.

01/11/2019 - 1:51pm You must be new here...I…

You must be new here...I mean really new here. 

01/11/2019 - 11:26am *protal

*protal

01/11/2019 - 11:08am It’s actually an interesting…

It’s actually an interesting question. I remember having this same conversation with all my Illinois fans regarding their 2004-2005 team.

Most of them said that getting a lose (or 2) under their belts would be beneficial to the long goals of the team. In their minds, the pressure of going undefeated was mounting and getting out of control. So getting that lose at the end of the season to OSU - one that didn’t impact the big ten championship and tourney seeding - was somewhat welcomed since it took some undue pressure off. 

Food for thought. 

01/09/2019 - 6:23pm Well, bitches do like bones. 

Well, bitches do like bones. 

01/09/2019 - 5:44pm Yes. Please continue. I’m…

Yes. Please continue. I’m all ears. 

01/09/2019 - 1:20pm Yes. There is definitely…

4E8B9059-0A4A-47F4-8E05-1A1774D0EC55.pngYes. There is definitely something weird because I can see when I hit reply to your post. 

Lets see if this works. I took a screenshot and attached here 

01/09/2019 - 1:17pm You’ve Got Mail is a…

You’ve Got Mail is a horrible movie and I can’t believe you had the audacity to reference it here!

and I feel embarrassed that I knew exactly what your were referencing. 

01/09/2019 - 1:13pm Still blank (at least it is…

Still blank (at least it is for me)

01/09/2019 - 1:12pm It says “quit drinking and…

It says “quit drinking and go to bed”

01/04/2019 - 4:18pm Very interesting.  Thanks…

Very interesting.  Thanks for the info.  The recruiting coordinator at a MAC school - I assume you are talking about AK.  If so, when he say "much different", I hope he means in a good way.

When you say unexpected departures, are you referring to those that are upcoming that we don't know already know about?  Or are you referring to those in the past (i.e. JH, AS, etc.)?

01/03/2019 - 12:55pm And Mr. "killing it in…

And Mr. "killing it in practice" Mark Donnal. 

So weird to see that picture for sure.

01/03/2019 - 9:11am Um...I pay my IP attorney a…

Um...I pay my IP attorney a king’s ransom for god knows what. 

Perhaps you’re doing it wrong 😀

01/02/2019 - 9:12pm I feel ya. I was there a few…

I feel ya. I was there a few days ago. But after doing my own personal UFR, I see lots of positives that should translate to beating OSU as soon as next year. 

1. Continued improvement on the OL. We lose JBB and that’s it. It was already a good line this year and it looks to improve with multi-year starters and more time with Warinner. JBB replacement is key though. 

2. Multi-year starter at QB. First time in Harbaugh era. And Mineral King...I mean Shea...is the best QB we’ve had in many years. 

3. Recruiting is with the times. I mentioned this in a previous post so no need to rehash. 

4. No more Urban Meyer.  Unless Urban gets highly involved with recruiting (which I believe is against the rules) there’s no way Ryan Day is going to keep pace with Uran Meyer. 

5. Harbaugh will continue to tinker and upgrade. Mentioned before, so no need to rehash. 

01/02/2019 - 6:20pm I can agree that there are…

I can agree that there are certainly some issues utilizing personnel.  You give some good examples.  However, if you look at S&P+ offensive rankings and associated trend (see below), it doesn't illustrate that we need a 180 degree change in philosophy.  We can split heirs and dig into every recruit from every class, but when you come down to it, this year's offense was pretty darn good.  And I think it showed on the field.  So I don't think we need to make a big change.  Tinker how you use Chris Evans in space.  Tinker how you use RPOs.  Tinker how you use your WRs. 

2015: #38

2016: #40

2017: #85

2018: #24

01/02/2019 - 3:52pm Yes. I am taking that into…

Yes. I am taking that into account. Last year’s class was a disappointment only if you look at pure star ratings. It certainly wasn’t perfect (ie WRs), but we filled some key needs on defense and OTs. Besides, looking at Harbaugh’s full view of recruiting since he got here, that 2018 class is an outlier. He’s shown more often than not, he’ll put together a great class.

As someone analyzed already on the board, our attrition rate is not materially different compared to other top programs. That’s why we take big classes, to back fill these spots when it happens. The “more bullets in the chamber” thesis used commonly on this board. 

01/02/2019 - 3:29pm No. Because we are…

No. Because we are recruiting at a level where we are reloading, not rebuilding.  Harbaugh had no choice but to rebuild after the demise of late Hoke era recruiting. That’s why 2017 happened. Those days are done. 

01/02/2019 - 3:26pm Many thanks !

Many thanks !

01/02/2019 - 3:17pm Well, if you captured the…

Well, if you captured the essence of my post, I think we are on the verge of something special for the program.  Harbaugh has only had one season under 10 wins whilst at Michigan, and that was after major senior/NFL departures.  That is why I think 2017 is "year-one" for Harbaugh.  We are recruiting better than the past 10+ years and are improving our staff every year.  

Based on this, I have no problem saying that we will dominate MSU going forward, and somewhat dominate PSU.  With the coaching change at OSU, I think things will become more even.  So yes, I think 10 wins is our floor going forward.

01/02/2019 - 3:04pm Thanks. Good to know. 

What…

Thanks. Good to know. 

What are your thoughts on why we can’t (or choose to not) run tempo?

01/02/2019 - 2:38pm Here are mine:

With all…

Here are mine:

With all things considered, I'm more or less satisfied with where we are today because I see great things in our future.  Sure, I expected more wins against OSU and a shot at the B10 championship and playoffs, but I'm satisfied because:

  1. 10-win seasons are the new floor, which is a nice improvement for the program. 
  2. I see the foundation for greater, and more sustainable, things going forward.  This means more wins against OSU and B10 championships and playoffs.
  3. Despite what the board thinks, Harbaugh is a tinkerer.  He certainly has his faults, but he does tinker, especially with his coaching staff.  I think Harbaugh is one of the better coaches with regards to replacing/improving the coaching staff.  Despite some deficiencies, our coaching staff is better today than it was 4 years ago.  And because of that, I expect changes this off-season as well. 
  4. Recruiting philosophy is modern and fits with the times.  Going after the faster, more agile recruits (i.e. "athletes") is a clear upgrade to past UofM coaches.  And because of that, Harbaugh has had to work with players that don't fit this mold in previous years.  See QB thread earlier today as an example.

IMO, 2017 was "year 1" for Harbaugh, when you started to see more of his recruits and the implementation of his system.

Despite the disappointment this year, I'm all in for Michigan and am excited to see the improvement into next year and beyond.

01/02/2019 - 12:55pm Don't get me started on…

Don't get me started on Elizabeth Holmes.  The impact from her transgressions are so deep.  I hope she goes away for life.

12/27/2018 - 2:17pm Also, from I’ve been told by…

Also, from I’ve been told by someone who went through the process, that many of these offers that are conditional require the recruit to hold off committing until they are allowed to do so by the school. And sometimes the recruit commits before this time, which is a big pain in the ass. I think the Chase Lassiter recruitment fits in this category  

 

12/24/2018 - 10:17pm You’re exactly right. 

But…

You’re exactly right. 

But just saying the word “Princeton” elicits a certain response, usually a good one. At worst, it could mean pompous.