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Comment 18 Nov 2015

The reported story is that the Michigan coaches asked him to skip his senior year and concentrate on rehabbing his knee that I believe he had already injured twice so that he could strengthen it for college.  He chose to instead play and then injured the knee for the third time in his high school career.  After that, Michigan was still offering a scholarship, but only of the medical variety since they were no longer confident his knee would hold up.  So instead of waiting until he is signed and on campus, Matt Falcon is free to keep pursuing his dream with no penalty, which he obviously isn't ready to give up, so he decommitted to hopefully get a shot elsewhere.  Hopefully he ends up being successful.  I wish him the best of luck.

Comment 14 Nov 2015

Yup, I just saw that note about Glasgow too.  That is tough, he is our best interior DL.  I know everyone deals with injuries.  Somebody made a direct comment about Michigan not rotating their defensive line, and I shared the reason why.  If you compare the games at the beginning of the year to now, the injuries are the difference and they haven't dug deeper into their roster yet.  They must not feel those guys are ready yet.  At the end of the day, you play the cards you are dealt and you figure out how to make it a winning hand.  Hopefully Michigan figures that out before The Game or Zeke will probably have A field day.

Comment 14 Nov 2015

Not an excuse, it is a fact.  You don't think a lack of depth will hurt your performance against an uptempo power run game?  I'm sure the play count was high based on the length of the game, and a DL not keeping linebackers clean will directly hurt your run defense.

Comment 14 Nov 2015

3 of Michigan's original starting 4 DL are out of this game injured, including their NT that excels stuffing the run and requiring double teams. Their lack of depth with these injuries was showing badly in this game.

Comment 09 Nov 2015

You won't see any drama.  Michigan isn't recruiting him.  When he decommited from USC, Hayes stated he would be interested in Michigan, but he hadn't heard from the Michigan coaches.  All the Michigan recruiting reporters in the know said Michigan wasn't going to pursue him.  I'm not sure why they aren't, but apparently he doesn't fit into their plans.

Comment 14 Oct 2015

It depends on if you are the first last or the last last.  If you are the first last then your are first and not the last, so then you would go to jail for really being first and not really last, but if you are the last last then you were last at being last in which I believe last is not against the rules.  So, if you put last, then you better be sure you are the last last and not the first last.  It really is straight forward.

Comment 10 Oct 2015

Haha, I had just realized I had forgotten about him and was hoping to correct that before someone else noticed.  +1 for beating me to it.  As for Davis, there is a lot of thought he ends up a fullback because he is so large, so for Michigan, I think they could sell Walker on the fact they don't have anyone like him, so there will be carried there for him.  I don't see the flip happening though because he's been pretty consistent on his commitment to tOSU up to now, so I don't think that has suddenly changed.

Comment 10 Oct 2015

FWIW, Falcon is considered a RB recruit while Michigan considers both Evans and Enis as athletes where they probably will first be looked at in the slot and the possibly RB, WR, or DBs.  They both provide position flexibility, which is why they were recruited.

Comment 03 Oct 2015

I didn't get to watch this game, but my general opinion is the most important thing is to get the win.  An ugly win is still worth the same as a blowout at the end of the day.  All you guys have to do is win the B1G championship and your in the playoff.  Keep in mind, this team played its best football in those last three games last year, so the important point is not how you get there, but just to get there.  

Comment 03 Oct 2015

Where in the south are you?  I live in Baton Rouge and the culture there has been very open. Even to the point that kids at my children's high school have come out with no problems at all.  This leads me to believe that intolerance isn't a southern thing.

Comment 24 Sep 2015

Ferentz never blocked Rudock from going to Michigan.  In fact, it got some press for the opposite reason.  There were no conditions put on his transfer and that is considered unusual (it shouldn't be though).

I think you might be remembering the defensive back from Auburn that came out and said they were blocking him from considering Michigan.  After some negative press, they relented, but nothing ever materialized there and I can't remember where he went.

Comment 01 Sep 2015

I'm not sure how me being pathetic comes in to play in this debate.  Even if the PAC 10 wasn't as good then, neither was Nebraska's Big 12.  Nebraska's schedule was garbage compared to Michigan's strength of schedule.  Their real signature win was against a then # 2 ranked Washington that finished the season with 4 losses and ranked #18.  It doesn't matter what one's perception of the past is when on paper, there is a very strong argument Michigan was better.

Comment 31 Aug 2015

Just to correct a couple things, Michigan had the #1 ranked defense in 1997, not Nebraska.  On top of that, Michigan beat 7 teams ranked in the top 25, including a #3 Penn State squad that also looked prime to make a title run, while Nebraska only beat 4 teams in the top 25.  Also, let's keep in mind that Washington State was the 7th ranked team in the country, so it isn't exactly like they were a cupcake.  It isn't like Michigan didn't have a solid if not stronger resume considering Michigan didn't have to rely on a miraculous questionable call to win any of their games like Nebraska did.

Going off resumes alone, Michigan had to play a stronger schedule, with over half their schedule being ranked.  Nebraska only had to show up for a third of their games against ranked opponents.  Michigan being national champions is an easily defendable stance.

Comment 31 Aug 2015

I second Commander's Palace as the best place to eat.  If you want a Unique experience, try to see if you can get the Tobasco room at Antoine's for some real private dining. They have private dining rooms and that is the only one that can seat 2-6 people.  Make sure you follow their advice and get the Baked Alaska for dessert.  It is less about the dessert and more about the show.

As for Bourbon, I think it is overrated, but you have to do at least one night there, so Pat O's for a Hurricane and souvenir glass, and Tropical Isle for a Hand Grenade.  You can get Absinth at this little "pirate" bar down the alley on the left side of the St. Louis Cathedral by Jackson Square.  While at Jackson Square, make sure you have some cash to purchase a painting or get a reading from a psychic.

For some music, make sure to go too Preservation Hall for some Jazz.  After that, I recommend Frenchman Street.  That is where the locals go for drinks and music to be away from the tourists.  

You also will want to go to Cafe Du Monde like others have said and go to the French Market just to look at the stuff in there and maybe buy something.

Make sure to do a ghost tour at night, and if you have time, try to see a Plantation House (Oak Alley is the most famous) or maybe a swamp tour.  If I think of anything else, I'll pop back on here later.

First and foremost though, keep your wits about you and be safe.

Comment 29 Aug 2015

Upnorth, I don't have any issue with you other than you are lucky enough to live in such a beautiful state and I'm not. ;)

I also don't have any issue if you want to bring any news over here from Mgo, but when you truly bring news from over there, you tend to always severely slant it and distort the real story.  Also, I just don't see any value in "reporting" on what is being said or done in other site forums.  I'm just not a fan of that, whether it is at Mgo about us here, or us on 11 W reporting on them there.  I just don't think anyone cares, and those that do will have already seen it when they are over there lurking.  I guess it is a pet peeve of mine, but I hope you don't take it personally.  I just pick at it for fun since you are over there a lot, but it really is just the pot calling the kettle black since I'm over here quite a bit.

Comment 29 Aug 2015

It's a new Bleacher Report thing.  They have been doing these announcements for a number of recruits.  I think the first one to do it was Iman Marshal last year and it seems to be headed towards the new normal.