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national champs baby
Patrick Hruby is doing God's work.
first comment: "EVERY ATHLETE HAS ASPIRATIONS OF WINNING AND WE HAVE OUR FAVORITES BUT IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO OTHER STUDENTS ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS, TOO!"
stupid Pistons and their refusal to tank properly
rundown of Michigan's riser
needs moar usage
so much for that
This list is completely arbitrary and not a genuine analysis of the relative merits of state fossils.
will be michigan's highest pick in a while
money has to go somewhere
I am only motivated by people who have no opinion about me.
the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
but I thought that draft was supposed to be incredibly loaded?
If you're gonna go please be in the first round.
another delightful side effect of a 14 team conference
I don't think anything that I said discounts what Hoke and our coaches have accomplished. I love the classes we are bringing in. We can agree to hoping we kick Ohio's ass. I'm just saying it's going to be difficult. That's all.
Denied by UM multiple times, nonetheless lifelong M fan.
I don't think beating Ohio was ever easy, hence the rivalry. I think the key will be wearing them down with big tailbacks and a big offensive line.
So is this why David Dawson posted his "pissed" tweet last night?
Considering this staff has shown little acumen when it comes to attracting top flight corners. Elite players want to play for a coach with a big time resume and reputation for getting players to the league. Any elite corner out there saw clearly that our defensive backs are not fundamentally sound. Coaching.
“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win" -Sun Tzu, Art of War
So Parrker Westphal isn't elite?
Brought in the 2 top corners from Cass Tech in the past 2 recruiting classes in Richardson and Lewis who also had roughly the same offer sheet as Webb. The same staff also has had a true freshman in Countess and a true sophomore in Taylor that saw less action in games than the corner that was repeatedly targeted far more frequently in one JT Floyd who was recruited by Dick Rod.
"Fuckeyes" and "OLIO" and stuff are bad enough, but "Dick Rod" is even worse.
Dick Rod era.
If the haters don't hate you then you're doing something wrong. - David Cone
i wouldnt hate against greene if he decided to go somewhere else too....michigan doesnt have the mojo right now.....others are simply better currently
Would you hate against rede, yellowe, or browne if they went elsewhere?
I'd be cool if Red Green committed.
Of tackling our RB's (hopefully D Green) who will be running through well groomed paths paved by Kalis et al.
I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will fall dead, frozen from a bough without ever feeling sorry for itself.- DH Lawrence
For huge plays, have to wonder about the coaching young Damon would receive. Honestly, not being able to run the ball in that game ( aside from Denard), absolutely killed us in that game and limited play-calling (you're welcome Al Borges)
Lots of OSU tolls here. Meyer will retire in a couple years to "spend time with his family." If there is one thing the guy is, besides a sleazily smooth recruiter, it's a great football analyst. He got the hell out of the SEC when he realized the Saban monster was just getting started. Urbz didnt want to stick around and get shat on, so he ran like a coward, citing "family reasons." Family wasn't so important when he was cheating on his wife weith a grad assistance. He will run again after Hoke beats him down.
OSU will continue to be a program too big to fail with a sleazy win at all costs coach that will have them in the top 10 every year. But it wont be enough to beat well coached UM teams stocked with talent. Hoke's more homely papa bear style still seems to resonate with many kids and their families as we have seen over the last 3 recruiting cycles. I like the kids we are bringing in, and its not like these are 3 stars I am rationalizing because they are "good character guys with high upside." These are top rated recruits choosing UM.
"So put 2 on, put 10 on, WHAT DO YOU CARE IT'S NOT LIKE YOU'RE PAYIN' FOR 'EM!!!!?"
-Doug Heffernan, in regards to Arthur and his stamp needs
You're back Jon Ross but your basketball team won and you picked up a recruit. I didn't see you trolling when Michael Ferns turned Urbs down (I imagine his offer was not commitable).
Shocking to see you out trolling today.
I don't think you understand what a troll is.
They inherited a program that had been to 1 bowl game in 3 years and turned in 2 top ten classes in the 2 full recruiting cycles that they have had. This year's class may be top 5. They have pulled more talent out of the state of Ohio in two years than Dick Rod or Lloyd did in the past 4 or 5 years. They have one of Ohio's top 3 recruits in Ferns. They have dominated the state of Michigan after the previous staff failed miserably in it's own state.
Are slow and I'd tell you to read it again but it's just a waste of time
Negged for 'DickRod'
Who are the top priorities other than parker. We didnt make the top ten.for jalen
Congratulations on your continuous use of a pathetic schedule. I mean having a schedule next season with only 4 teams that had a winning record this season is an improvement for your team. Really going out there and getting that tough competition with Florida A&M, Buffalo, and Cal (3-9). It's not like Michigan played the 2 teams that played in the National Championship for their non conference schedule or anything. How many teams did Ohio play that finished in the top 25?
Do not feed the troll.
JonRoss is a troll.
a troll with 2006 points? What did he say that was so awful?
Clarkie dislikes me. He always has. I don't get worked up about it.
That's a lie. I either discuss OSU/Michigan related topics or make fun of Michigan fans who say something egregious (aka what everyone on this blog does to Michigan fans who post stuff that's dumb). I never call out anyone who isn't already negged or called out for a dumbass comment. I've been here for like 4 years.
1) OSU has scheduled in recent years USC, UCLA, Texas, Washington State, Washington, and Miami to play in the non-con and every single team listed above was ranked when they played OSU (and usually ranked top 10). So "continuous use of a pathetic schedule" is wrong. Schedules are made years in advance (you'll notice OSU plays Oklahoma, Tennessee and Va. Tech in coming years also) so when Cal was scheduled they were coming off decent, Aaron Rodgers led, years.
2) Alabama was literally the first time Michigan played a tough non-con game since, what, Oregon? In 2007? You play ND every year. They've had three good seasons since 2000.
3) You lost to us? You can't say UM lost to Nos. 1, 2, and 3 which makes them good losses then immediately call into question the validity of one of those three teams for having a joke schedule. You were on that schedule and you lost to them. Are you then a joke by default?
If ohio had Michigan's schedule this past year, they would've got shit-canned by alabama and beat by notre dame in south bend. No doubt.
Michigan would've destroyed that scrub schedule ohio played. And they wouldn't have struggled with mighty UCF either.
When the ADept sells special jerseys and gear, you'll see my picture next to the targeted customer crowd. A sheep.....but a Blue one.....
I have my doubts that Notre Dame would have beaten Ohio State. Notre Dame isn't very good, and they got a bunch of lucky breaks throughout the year. They struggled with an 8-5 Michigan team, a mediocre Pitt team, a 7-6 USC team, etc. There's a very real possibility that the Buckeyes would have beaten the Irish.
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Uhh both teams had their weaknesses. UM struggled with Air Force, a team made up of 5'7'' white boys with a gimmick offense.
Sure, we would lose to Bama. We might lost to ND, though I don't think so. Point is, we beat Nebraska, and we beat UM. Transitively, there's really no argument.
What's wrong with being white?
And your Rose Bowl winning 2009 team struggled with navy who runs the same offense. In their season opener. They had an entire fall camp to prep for the triple option. Michigan had one week and it was after a loss to the defending and eventual MNC.
Triple option is not something Michigan exactly sees very much.
That Navy team won 10 games...
why Tressel was fired.
Why are you here?
Don't worry. He isn't anymore.
Disgruntled former moderator. I got a lot of problems with you people!
Urb almost got Dawson from us but didn't. We are still Michigan and still raid Ohio, but today has sucked...unless you have a macro view.
Wish someone else could have gave the hoops squad their necessary medicine. But flip the home court/field for fb or bb and Mich probably/will beat Ohio in '13 and our dreams as fans are still very much within reach this year and in the coming years. So turn your frowns upside down Mich fans and embrace our positive paradigm.
Columbus bred, but home is where the heart is.
However IF Michigan lands another elite corner in 2014 and picks up Mcdowell this will be an isolated incident. What cannot happen is Michigan being dragged into recruiting dogfights over local kids. We have to be able to grab the elite local talent and focus our logistics on the elite out of state talent. If OHIO makes us work overtime in our backyard that will be a major win for them and hurt us badly in recruiting overall. We still have to realize that we pull a lot of studs out of OHIO and it works both ways. Can't throw stones in a glass house. Nonetheless it stings to lose a cass tech stud. Urban is a sly S.O.B. but he is Damn good at this recruiting thing. Brady just has to turn up the effort a bit more and continue to win his battles. He has done a great job overall and I think Michigan is a major sleeper in the B1G next year. Stay positive folks. Webb won't break the 2014 class by himself!
Tossing out my allegiances and given comparably talented rosters; I will be absolutely shocked if Hoke has a .500 winning pct against Meyer, albeit the games will be very close on an annual basis. I do like Hoke, however, there is nothing in Meyer's past,present, or future to indicate to me that he does not have the advantage.
If we lose at home to OSU next year and go into Columbus 0-2 vs. Meyer in 2014, the series could get ugly yet again, However, given his history of burnout, I don't believe Meyer will be at OSU more than 5-6 years.
OSU could beat us a home and we could beat them in the championship game. I think we will be playing them twice in 2013. I hope we beat them twice!
expect the best
But it reeeeally hurts smh ppl said Webb was the best player at Cass this year even with Dawson, Lewis, and Hill.
It makes me sad that kids fall for the cheap, phony, shallow sales pitch that is Urban Meyer. I know it's easy to get caught up in that as a kid. The LeBron James New York Yankees Nike appeal. Anyone over 25 and not a Buckeye fan can see that Meyer is a sleaze bag. I am perfectly happy to have Meyer's hollow glitz be the trademark of Ohio State and Hoke's authenticity and family define Michigan. There wasn't always this aesthetic divide, but its existence now makes it much easier to be a Michigan fan.
"There was a time I could have been mistaken for Burt Reynolds. I had a moustache and so did he. But he was the number one star in the world, so there wasn't really much confusion."
Hoke will move from the number 5 class in 2013 to the number 1 class in 2014! May be we won't go 12-0 but if we can win the B1G then make it back to the Rose Bowl, I think this will help recruiting, especially the top notch skill players!
I think we were 3rd on Webb's list. However, if we beat Ohio then win the B1G, Webb may change his mind. Or there could be another national CB recruit as good or even better we could land!
I'm secretly hoping that Webb tomorrow tweets that he got account hacked and it's all a lie. Howver, that probably won't happen, and Webb very well does sign with those guys. To Damon Webb, good luck in your other 11............ oh wait nvm good luck never
He was contacted and confirmed that he committed to OSU. Sounds like it would even be unlikely to flip him.
Without doing a scientific study, I would venture a guess that most kids who have changed their commitments have at one point said "I'm solid" or "I'm not visiting anywhere else" or "I'm done." Gareon Conley said that Michigan was his dream offer, and look what happened.
I'm not saying Webb will reconsider, but high school kids' statements should be taken with a huge grain of salt.
I have a feeling Meyer might be in the running for and possibly sign Lawrence Marhshall as well.
"I have seen the top of the mountain. And it is good."
Yes, people are being ridiculous right now, as you should understand. Similar to your blogs when Kalis flipped. It's the nature of the rivalry. However, owned for the next decade? I think not. That's pretty hysterical on your part. I think both sides need to face the FACT that both teams will be powers within the conferance and start winning bowl games again. Meyer was blessed with a talent filled roster where as Hoke was not. Both teams will earn top 6 recruiting classes each year and the game will be a tossup every time they meet.
As for Michigan fans, Hoke has a half filled rosted with guys he wants. He is still making up for position and depth loss due to Rich Rods type of player. My take on the rivalry, Hoke needs to reel in some freak athletes, especially at the skilled positions. Ohio State has had a more talented roster for the last decade, hence a great record against us.
It's the same old story. Boy finds girl, boy loses girl, girl finds boy, boy forgets girl, boy remembers girl, girls dies in a tragic blimp accident over the Orange Bowl on New Year's Day.
urban meyer did not single handedly turn a team with the talent of a 6-7 team into a 12-0 team. just stop.
OSU team was actually rated 35th in FEI and had a tougher schedule than this year's OSU team while using a true frosh at QB. It's really not even that shocking that they managed 12-0 this season, schedule considered.
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