5'8" cute little guys.
You mean we're not going to give schollies to EVERY 3* slot receiver in existence?!?
At least I don't think he went in did he?
As well as the game went, it wouldn't surprise me if we put him in on special teams.
No more slot-ninjas. Thank god.
Was just about to start a thread that related to a thread that was already there just to have people complain...
God, if you're up there, help!
Hey, we'll always have chicken.
Another looooooooooooooooooong off season.
shut the entire effin site down except for Beveled Guilt donations.
I pictured opening up the site, and there just being a big black armband across the screen, with just BG lit up in the corner.
I agree, this is going to be bad. Really really bad.
That game today, that shit was real. THAT ended badly. This will just be a lot of RABBLE RABBLE no, you! RABBLE RABBLE...
Wait, is RR going to Maryland? Why shouldn't Brady Hoke come here? THIS IS MICHIGAN...ANGAR.
Seriously though, that game was not fun to watch. It's depressing to think I haven't seen Michigan play in anything other than an ass whooping since Purdue.
George Strait rather than Josh Groban ...
Apparently, Nixon had a speech ready in the event of a "moon disaster." Pretty chilling to read, even in its beauty.
Brilliant post. Bravo.
Had a letter ready?
That is fantastic - thank you for posting it. And thank you for taking my mind off the debacle that was yesterday's game for a moment or two.
Side note. Wouldn't you think a Poli-Sci major graduating from U of M in 1981 would've at least HEARD about this non-speech during his matriculation from our school? Well I must've either been hung-over, stoned or skipped that class cause this was the first I knew of it's existence.
I wonder how many other "wow was that ever a problem" type speeches were drawn up and never delivered?
on DDay had two letters written up for POTUS explaining the options should they be successful or unsuccessful. I also remember a piece about Lincoln having a martial law declaration ready to go pending the result of Gettysburg, and George HW Bush preparing a speech to the nation should Reagan not have made it out of surgery after the assasination attempt in the early 80's.
They always prepare two speeches. Partly so they aren't rushing to get something out if the worst happens, but also because it's tempting fate not to prepare for either outcome.
Had a month to prepare, and the defense is still lost, and regardless of DC, that is the head coach's fault. Also, some of the offensive calls were not good (a couple go for it all calls on third down instead of getting the first come to mind) and that also is on Rodriguez, b/c there have been calls like that all year. It seemed to me that some of those calls killed the rythym the offense had established. Oh well, couple days from now, we get "the decision" and then more crap to bitch/analyze.
Happy new year!!
Yeah, even the crappy ESPN2 announcers were pointing out the fact all game, that the M defenders couldn't seem to line up properly, get on the field when they were supposed to, etc. RR's saving grace was supposed to be the incredible offense, which seems to be, once good teams figure it out and make adjustments, RR has no counter to the adjustments. By then, M is 24 points behind, and out goes most of the playbook.
Undersized is what I kept thinking, not only about the D, but the offense as well. MSU got away with more one arm tackles than I cared to count, one arm grab and down in a heap. MSU's ball carriers would just run over and through our defenders. 52-14 against a mid level SEC opponent, could you imagine the bloodbath if M played Bama? Oh crap, we do in '12.
Oh well, that's my rant.
Based on how we got manhandled (not to menthion the way little bro got pantsed by Alabama), not only will we have to hear "ZOMG ESS EEE CEE SPEEEED!!!!11!1!1eleven", we'll get to hear "ZOMG ESS EEE CEE STRONNNNNNNNG!!!!" now too. Outstanding.
You needed 100 points to comment now?
Damn it, now I'm hungry for dinner
... in slow motion.
We looked small, slow, weak and intimidated. Couldn't kick or catch, couldn't throw or tackle.
You know it's a lost cause when you are spending more time over at the Sparty game, hoping Saban can shut out Mirthless Mark Dantonio.
When there is no compelling reason to continue course, change is the only option. I think DB was wise to hold up giving grades until after the final exam. Tate isn't the only one to have his status with the program unclear at this point.
And those mo-ther fuck-ing cowbells...
Don't forget that we couldn't call a decent play to save our lives today.
Miss st blitzing up the middle with 3 guys... Let's have d-rob take a seven step drop straight back. Why have denard roll out to avoid the blitzers.
4th and 10 for miss st.... Let's give their receivers a 10 yd cushion and immediately drop further back at the snap.
Finally stop their offense and get a great punt return.... Let's go for a FG attempt even though we are 4-13 on the year and are down by 17.
Yup. MSU's 250 pound linebackers were as quick and changed direction as fast or faster than our 200 pound safties.
The disparity was pretty stark today.
i would be pleased to hang out, and perhaps hold hands, with some Mississippi State coeds.
That is all I can say. Just sick.
Was it worth the loss to finally get these limits imposed? I'm torn.
"If you can walk through this door without ducking, don't."
7-6 with a bowl appearance doesn't feel quite like I would have expected it to before the season began.
start of the season so I am not surprised. Still, it was a disappointing end to an up and down season.
is because we expected at least one of the 7 to be against somebody big, and we expected some of the 6 to be competitive.
I think it's more the latter than the former, at least for me. I don't think there's anything wrong with winning the ones you're supposed to win and losing the ones you're supposed to lose as long as the losses aren't too ugly. The 10-20 point losses where we were in catchup mode all day were bad enough, but the 30-point blowouts are really disturbing.
If we had gone 7-6 like Illinois with some frustrating losses and no signature wins but only one loss by more than 11 and none by more than 20, I don't think people would be nearly as down on the coaches.
awaiting the decision DB.
I like tacos.
Comfort food for a wounded spirit.
The season preview was apt. What's the point of anything?
But I'm weird like that.
Went to the game today as a RR supporter, left the game hoping for change. That was the worst coached game of the year.
The whole year my brain has been saying Rod will succeed given enough time but there's no longer any way to reconcile that with what I saw today.
This was the worst, most depressing loss I have ever seen and what's worse is that it came in a game that we had over a month to prepare for. I think this was seriously worse than the App State or Toledo games. The only UM games I've seen that were close to this uncompetitive were Syracuse 1998 and Oregon 2007, and those two had legitimately scary offenses. Miss State is a garden variety minor bowl team.
That said, I think we still could potentially be better off in the long run with RR if and only if he gives the new DC total control over assistants, scheme, everything. The offense has improved, and it would return almost intact.
I wanted that win because I thought RR deserved a chance at a fourth year. Seeing that, though, convinced me that he isn't the answer. What's the point of having the 6th rated offense if the points aren't scored against a single "good" team?