This. Back in the mid 2000's mgoblog might've been the best sports blog on the internet. Now, lots of other sites have caught up/surpassed it, but I still check it out every now and then.
Odds are none of our guys will be first ballot hall of famers. Michael Jordan isn't Orlando Pace either.
Boy, I hope not. Jordan was acceptable last year, but other then QB, OL is the most difficult position for a freshman to come in and start. Our line needs to be better then last year, and if Burrel/pridgeon/knox gets beat out by a true freshman again something has gone really wrong.
I think people should be fans of the school they attend. Also, Ohio State is not a bad school academically, but Michigan is better. If I'd have gotten into Michigan's Grad program instead of OSU, I'd probably have gone there, and would be typing on MGOBlog or someplace right now (see sentence 1)
I was living in Ann Arbor for a few years, general consensus of my michigan fan friends is that he has two more years before the seat even gets hot. They explain the first two years by saying he did alot with crappy Hoke players, if he loses this year it'll be because they have the youngest team in football and are expected to be third in the east going into the season, he'll get to 9-10 wins and they'll be happy. if he loses year 4 is the first year that they'll start wondering if he's good enough to justify the contract and the off-field antics, and the schtick will start wearing a little thin, but he could totally end up their version of John Cooper. He'll do well enough and bring in enough talent that its hard to fire him, but he'll always have those questions about whether he can beat Ohio State. He's gonna have a long leash though because after RR and Hoke they know it can be a lot worse, and if Harbough fails who exactly is coming to coach Michigan?
Honestly, you can't go wrong with any hike in Hocking Hills, except maybe Old Mans cave when its busy. My favorite is Conkle's Hollow, Make sure you do the rim trail and go up the second entrance which is on the left so you're doing the hike Clockwise. It keeps the views on the second half of the trail in the direction you are going. Found a new one last weekend, rose lake, I'm not sure if its one of the new ones they made this year, but you can get to it by driving to the old dining hall, you'll find a sign that says fisherman parking and then the entrance is across the road.
Except that player doesn't exist (maybe Kawhi?). You can't double Durant with all the other options GS has.
Yeah, so, there's not really an answer to this. Tristan Thompson was far worse than Love in this series, and we can't add a free agent of any significant caliber (not that Kevin Durants grow on trees anyways). Love for Paul george would be the easiest solution, but unless Indiana is desperate and know he's walking after next season I don't see them making this deal. (plus if he's gonna leave for LA we would only have him for one year, and while we've got a short window with LeBron we could technically lose Paul George and LeBron in the same offseason, and I don't think switching Love for Paul George significantly increases our chances). We don't have any other assets to trade really (Cedi Osman doesn't really move the needle). The cavs need 3 and D wings, and a PG who can defend and hit open threes (i.e. Delly) Deron Williams was terrible. Someone who can play SF when LeBron sits would be nice as well, Kyrie is a great scorer, but here are LeBron's stats in 18 games in last 3 NBA Finals: 32.8 pts, 12.2 reb, 9.2 ast in 43.3 mpg On-Court: -5 in 778:40 Off-Court: -78 in 95:20. Kyrie's just not getting it done by himself. I'd kick the tire on any one who can defend (James Johnson from Miami would be ideal, but I doubt he'd do a minimum salary thing) and hope the warriors get complacent/hurt (I'm not rooting for anyone to get injured, I'm not that petty, but honestly the only way Golden State doesn't win the next 3 titles is catastrophic injury). If we could've hit open shots the series would've been closer (we were at 36% on shots considered open threes, throughout the rest of the playoffs that number was 43%), but honestly I'm probably going to watch more NHL then NBA b/c I don't think anyone one will beat the warriors until Klay's deal is up in 2020.
Yeah, but you have no idea what you're going to need those timeouts for. Taking a timeout for a breather could be a huge mistake if the game gets close at the end. Kyrie/Love have to be better those few minutes when LeBron sits.
IMO, while there are things to blame Lue for in the series (Playing 2 centers Love and TT together were like -45 in the series, Riding Deron wIlliams and playing TT too much) but resting LeBron there was actually brilliant. He was out for 27 seconds of game time, and got about a ten minute break b/c of free throws, a timeout and a media timeout. Even LeBron is human, having to do everything is hard enough even when the other team can't rest their guys (the warriors didn't need to play KD 46 minutes every game b/c every time they take someone off the court they sub on an all NBA player).
Pedon is going to be huge in Columbus, I was really hoping he wouldn't get the Butler job b/c he's a recruiting stud. It'll be interesting to see how Jordan does at Butler. I know a lot of Michigan fans assume he'll be UM's coach after Beilein, so Butler will be a good test for him.
I thought the 2013 big ten championship game vs MSU was a worse loss than the 2015 MSU game. Sad pizza, man.
I personally think Hooker is going to be great, and the Peppers was overrated in College, and has not shown he can be a starting safety in the NFL. With that said, Hooker has an aversion to tackling, and injuries. He lasted til the 15th pick for reasons, there is no guarantee that he will be the next Ed Reed. The draft is about getting value, and Peppers plus a 1st rounder is greater value than just Hooker. We all hate him b/c Michigan, but at the end of the first round he is one of the few players in the draft that could be a game changer on defense. He could also bust and be out of the league in 3 years, but at that point in the draft I think you take the chance. I'll find a way to root for Peppers just like I found a way to root for Braylon, or Johnny, or any of the other knuckleheads the Browns have drafted, b/c hey, maybe this year!
This. Couldn't find the quote, but I read somewhere that Tressel wuold take fliers on lower rated guys from ohio on the recommendation of high school coaches (such as Ted Ginn Sr.) When they hit (see Troy Smith) great. Urban isn't taking fliers on low rated guys, because he's recruiting top 300 guys from all over the nation, and we'll probably start seeing more Ohio guys pop up as stars at other schools that didn't go to OSU because they weren't really recruited to go to OSU.
IMO Weber is gone. Even if he doesn't improve from last season, he's a pro prospect right now even if hes a day 3 pick. If you're a RB your shelf life in the NFL is 7 years best case, no point in a taking another seasons worth of hits or risk injury for free.
Things look good, I'm worried about Brantley, but even if he isn't healthy its gonna be between us and Boston in the AL. EE's contract might look bad in a few seasons, but he should be a significant upgrade over Napoli, only question is if defensively he can play first or is strictly a DH now. We should dominate the rest of the AL Central, Detroit has 4 good players all on the wrong side of 30, and I imagine they'll look to rebuild now that Illitich has passed, KC is rebuilding, CHIsox are rebuilding, Minnesota will eventually be good with the picks they're getting but I doubt its this year. A Chicago-Cleveland rematch would be fun, but its certainly not a done deal.
When I was in college, never ending pasta bowl was fantastic.
Do we have a chance here? I know he just visited, but isn't he a USC legacy?
Who knows man? Everyone has their reasons. Why do you live where you do? Some combination of comfort, finances, family, and feeling of this is the right place for me to grow/live/have a good life. Its about the same for these kids.
Remember when we hated oversigning? I do!
He'll be good in the pro's, but I seriously doubt a safety gets taken in the top 10, there's only been 2 ever I think? (Berry and taylor I believe, please correct me if I'm wrong) The bears need help else where, I imagine they'll be taking a QB.