The Nuttiness of National Signing Day

[Listen to the audio by clicking here.] The most important day of the year for a college football coach is not the home opener, the big rivalry game or even a bowl game.  It’s national signing day, which falls on the first Wednesday in February. On signing day, the end zone is not grass or […]

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Irreconcilable Truths

[Listen to the audio version here: Paterno Obit 1-12] When an 85-year old man dies, you cannot call it a tragedy.  Sad, yes, but tragic, no. But Joe Paterno’s passing might be an exception.  Born in Brooklyn in 1926, he enrolled at Brown University, where he played quarterback. He still holds a school record — […]

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The Beginning of a Great Rivalry

[ Listen to the audio version here: Michigan-Michigan State basketball rivalry] The rivalry between Michigan and Ohio State in football is one of the best in the country.  But it obscures the fact that, in just about every other sport, Michigan’s main rival is Michigan State. In men’s basketball, there’s no team either school would […]

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Bowled Over

[Click here to hear the audio from Michigan Radio: Getting Bowled Over] The college football bowl season has always been a little crazy – but most of that used to be fun crazy.   But lately, it’s been turning bad crazy – and fast.  Here’s why. Michigan played in the first ever bowl game against Stanford […]

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Those Who Stayed

(Listen to the audio version, just by clicking!  Sugar Bowl 2012) The Big Ten is still considered one of the nation’s top leagues, despite its frequent belly flops in bowl games.  This year, the Big Ten placed a record ten teams in bowl games – then watched them drop, one by one.  And not just […]

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Post-Publication Q&A on “Three and Out,” Second of Two Batches

Here’s the second batch of the Q&A that appeared in MGoBlog this week. -JUB 8) FIRING PROCESS. What did Dave Brandon say in his 2 hour meeting with Rich Rod the day before he was fired? Everyone including Rodriguez thought he’d be fired so why string it out like that? Good question.  Rodriguez told me […]

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