Weekend Wonderings: The James, This Week, NLOID

Welcome to this week’s edition of Weekend Wonderings. I trust that you all got through the Holidays in fine shape and are keeping your new year resolutions.. Today we have updates on The James, this week in WWI and some college football. For mood music here is permanent musical accompaniment by Maroon 5. Grab whatever beverage that […]


Weekend Wonderings: The James, This Week, College Football

Welcome to this week’s edition of Weekend Wonderings. I hope that you rang in the New Year without any issues, and with your friends and family. Today we have updates on The James, this week in WWI and some college football. For mood music here is permanent musical accompaniment by Maroon 5. Grab whatever beverage that you […]


Jim Harbaugh And The Death Of The “Michigan Man” Myth

“I want to get rid of the word, ‘Michigan Man,’”- Paul Hackett, Interim Michigan AD. And today, with the hiring of former Wolverine Jim Harbaugh, Hackett and the folks in Ann Arbor have done just that. The phrase itself is a bit of a misnomer. It comes from the lips of the Wolverine’s greatest, most […]

Jim Harbaugh Is A Wolverine

Well, we already knew that. Now, Jim Harbaugh is the Prodigal Son, has returned home to Ann Arbor to be the head coach of the Michigan football team. After the end of Brady Hoke’s reign, Harbaugh was at, or near the top of most UM wish lists.

Harbaugh takes over at Michign after a four year stint as head coach with the San Francisco 49’ers. His college head coaching experience was with University of San Diego (2004-2006) and Stanford (2007-2010).

Although the coaching search drama and longevity resembled this, for a straightforward read of the UM search, you need to go here.

It seems that Michigan got their Man.

Just ask Dan Murphy at ESPN, who says Harbaugh was seen leaving the Detroit airport this evening….

Michigan Fires Brady Hoke

In an announcement this afternoon, interim Michigan Athletic director Jim Hackett announced that Coach Brady Hoke has been relieved of his duties effective immediately.

Hoke becomes the second coach terminated within the B1G Ten, joining Nebraska’s Bo Pelini, who was let go on Sunday after a 9-3 season.  Somehow Tim Beckman and Kevin Wilson are still employed.

Hoke is 31-20 in his tenure in Ann Arbor, and was 5-7 this season. He is 1-3 in The Game, and winless against Urban Meyer.

After going 11-2 with Rich Rodriguez players his first season (including a BCS victory over Virginia Tech), Hoke has struggled to continue the momentum for the Wolverines. His staff recruited well during the summers, but repeatedly saw recruits switch to other programs before on on National Signing Day.

At this point, no replacement has been named nor any decisions made about staff retention.

It has also not been announced who will coach Michigan in their bowl game in January.

Wrap And Drive

Back For Seconds: The Game

I have a few additional thoughts about Saturday’s win in The Game that I want to touch upon today. My immediate post-game recap tends to be a stream-of-consciousness game flow effort. This has a bit more thought put to it. If you need a quick refresher on Saturday’s win over Michigan 42-28, go here, then breathe a […]


Shots From The ‘Shoe: The Game

A momentous, yet bittersweet win on Saturday… here are some of the great shots from our friends who made it to The Game. Special thanks to Chris Robinson, one of our G+ page partners!


Ohio State beats Michigan, 42-28

Note: This will be brief today. I’ll be back on Tuesdays ‘Back For Seconds’ article to fully eviscerate analyze the game. As I saw it. Ken  The #6 Ohio State Buckeye (10-1, 7-0) hosted The University of Michigan Wolverines (5-6, 3-4)  as a 3 touchdown favorite. Like several games in this rivalry, it was too […]


tBBC Liveblog: The Game Men, this is war! I don’t care anything about the national championship or the Big Ten championship, but if we win this game today and afterward, if the Good Lord says, ‘Woody, it’s your time’, I’ll say, ‘Lord, I’m ready!’. I’ll have to take it easy up there–or down there–but I know where I’ll […]

OSU vs Michigan, 1968

What Does The Game Mean To You?

Everybody has their own feelings around THE GA_E. There’s plenty of traditions, superstitions, and contests that take place in association with it. I wanted to put it to digital _edia and have asked _y co_rades and a few for_er Buckeyes to help out. Hope you are ready because it’s the eve of the biggest rivalry […]


It’s The Game, and there’s nothing like it, even this year

Another great post from our Bloguin friends at The Student Section– be sure to check them out! It’s defined not by traveling trophies, cute nicknames, or in-state borders. It’s called only, “The Game,” and while it’s cliche to say you don’t understand the hate unless you’ve been around it in any way … you don’t […]


tBBC Preview: The Game

The #6 (CFB) Buckeyes (10-1, 7-0) host the TTUN Wolverines (5-6,3-4) Saturday for a 12:00 noon EST kickoff.  Last week, Ohio State sort of edged Indiana 42-27, while TTUN lost to Maryland, 23-16 on two 4th quarter Maryland TD’s. Overview: Welcome to the end of The Brady Hoke Era. I’ll be honest, this will be […]

Michigan Wolverines v Ohio State Buckeyes

Roy Hall’s Top Ten Don’ts For TTUN Week

Roy Hall has been gracious enough to write out his Top Ten dont’s  for the best week in college football. It first ran in 2012 and has become a staple for this week. It’s Ohio State versus TTUN hate week and Roy tells it like it is around the players headed into this game.  The Ohio State-_ichigan […]

Kickoff Time For THE GAME Announced

From the Ohio State Sports Information Office:

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State’s regular season-ending contest, Nov. 29 against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium, will kick off at the traditional time for this game of 12 noon, the Big Ten Conference announced Tuesday. The television network carrier for the broadcast is still to be determined.

This year’s version of The Game will be the 111th in the storied rivalry that began in 1897 and has been played every year since 1918, 96 consecutive years. The UM holds a 58-44 edge in wins and there have been six tie games. Ohio State has won 10 of the last 12 games in the series and the last two: 42-41 last year in Ann Arbor and 26-21 to cap an undefeated, 12-0, campaign in 2012.



The Week That Were: 10:25.14

Happy Halloween week, folks… as we look back at the last weekend of October, here’s the great Nina Simone with today’s soundtrack October’s final weekend did what it could to make life interesting for folks across the college football landscape. We already know what happened when the Buckeyes entered the home of the Zombies, but […]


Officially Speaking: Penn State Robbed In Ann Arbor?

That Team Up North finally stopped the bleeding, and managed to win a home game last week against the Lions of Penn State. Did the Wolverines get a little additional help “under the lights”? Let’s see what our officials think:


Officially Speaking: Fail To The Victors?

Amidst the chaos of last week’s college football games, there were a number of controversial or questionable plays. Today, our officiating team takes a look at a call that may have cost Michigan a victory, and certainly didn’t help cool down Brady Hoke’s hot seat.


Weekend Wonderings: The James, Michigan…

Welcome to this week’s edition of Weekend Wonderings. The Buckeyes are rolling into Conference play. For our part, we’ll have a couple updates on The James, comment on some very bizarre events in Ann Arbor and wrap it up with a song in our hearts. To get us in the mood, here is permanent musical accompaniment by […]

Rumblin' Stumblin'

Rumblin’, Stumblin’, Bumblin': Cincy Follow Up

After a week off, as well as a week to poke fun at TTUN, we are back and better than ever. I have thought long and hard about whether or not I actually have anything ugly to discuss this week and my participating comrades have reminded me of things blue. Let’s get rolling with the very […]

Mizzou Smack

The Week That Were: 9.27.14

Welcome to another Monday, Buckeye buckaroos. After a glorious vanquishing of the southwestern invaders, it would be understanding that you might have missed out on the weekend’s other college pigskin storylines… but fear not! I’ve got you covered, and even have a musical accompaniment inspired by our first noteworthy item! Yesterday was one of those […]