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What Harbaugh Should’ve Said About MSU Game: Botched Punt Was ‘My Bad’

Blake O’Neil’s botched punt was not the primary, major mistake which led to Michigan’s clock-expired loss to Michigan State. (I’m leaving out of all this, for now, the preposterous targeting call which ejected Michigan Capt. Joe Bolden early in the … Continue reading

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Michigan’s New Concussion Policy Pays Only Lip Service to ‘Medical Independence’ From Athletic Department

Last month Michigan revised its written concussion protocols, in response to the September 2015 Shane Morris controversy. Those documents correctly exalt the state-of-the-art principle that medical, not athletic, personnel should be the final decision-makers regarding sideline concussion management issues. This … Continue reading

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A Primer for Princeton Guy Dr. Schlissel: How to Ride the Mad Bull of Michigan Football

(A letter of advice, with a primer, for Michigan’s new President, Dr. Mark Schlissel) Dear Dr. Schlissel: When you arrived at Michigan two months ago, you probably thought you would spend your first few months pondering it all, taking quiet … Continue reading

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The Fight Doc in a Lifeguard Chair — State of the Art Football Concussion-Management

A Simple Suggested Paradigm for Football Game Concussion Management: The Fight Doc in a Lifeguard Chair With Unobstructed View and Authority Atul Gawande’s Checklist Manifesto illustrates the potent power of a simple common-sense change: insisting that physicians and other health … Continue reading

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Michigan’s Brandon & MSU’s Hollis Proposal to NCAA: Let Us Fill Empty Seats on TV with “Photoshopped” Students

Michgan AD David Brandon and his Michigan State counterpart, Mark Hollis, held a joint press conference today to announce that they’ve joined forces to submit what they called a “creative, new” proposal for legislation to be included in the Power … Continue reading

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@RichRod– RR’s First Post-Firing Tweet: “Have Shredder, Will Travel”

  When he departed WVU, Rich Rod burned alot of bridges – friends, relatives, associates.  He made sure he called prize-recruit Terrelle Pryor to tell him about Rich’s acceptance of the Michigan job — even before he informed the WVU … Continue reading

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Publicity Hound Brandon Fritters Away Crucial Recruiting Days

Brandon’s self-created media circus here violates his number one “triage” duty: to not waste one hour or day of precious recruiting time between Jan. 1 and the Feb. 5 “signing day.” Every second is valuable. Brandon’s had 5 weeks since … Continue reading

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Brandon Is “MNoClue”: It’s Time for “MGoNew”

It’s time for “MGoNew” — and, after that, then “MGoWho?” Brandon needs to stop acting like the Town Librarian, with his “Please be quiet and stop asking questions, don’t you know that it takes a REALLY  long time to apply … Continue reading

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The NCAA’s Dirty Big Secret — Boiled Down — “Direct” vs. Circumstantial” Evidence

Read all these reporters, all these bloggers, message board types: they insist, oh the NCAA cleared Rich Rod of those charges that he failed to “promote an atmosphere of compliance.” What’s the problem with that conclusion? Here’s the problem: you’re … Continue reading

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Brandon Preens While Rich Rod Shivers, and Mary-Sue C Feels a Draft

One of the bigger pictures here, these last several months, and particularly since the OSU debacle, has been missed by the media and most fans.  It is a brand-new, never-before-seen phenomenon, at the U of M, or any other major … Continue reading

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