Football Display Case
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
thoughtful piece from Jacobi on middle finger lady
Are out: http://espn.go.com/college-football/rankings/_/poll/1
We lost to 1, 2, and 3. Pretty amazing.
And some other team, I forget whom.
I am not really Coach Schiano. -Coach Schiano on Mgoblog
Wisconsin scored again.
2011 Nebraska State Champ "We're Michigan." @tannerwooten not that funny, though.
That deserves a few points!
6 to be exact
If you see someone in an airport with Michigan logos on luggage and they are wearing a pilot uniform come say hello.
Last night made us losing to Nebraska even more painful.
It's been a lot. Its been a roller coaster that for some reason seemed like it would never get good. But you know what? We kept fighting. It's like that old saying goes, "Those Who Stay Will Be Champions." -David Molk
our losses were to #1,#2, #3 - that would be somewhat impressive.
What would have been impressive would have been beating one of those teams. Anyone can lose to #1,2 and 3. All you have to do is have them on the sched.
that Michigan is indeed the highest-ranked 8-win team in the country.
So, we got that going for us. Which is nice.
i'm standing in line at the grocery store today and an old guy with an ohio hat on says to me, 'but why did you guys stop giving the ball to robinson?'
this bald little fat man had delusional ideas that his offense suddenly turned into Alabama's?
Funny, insightful and a little flamebaitish all in one.
"Is There Anybody Out There?" Pink Floyd, The Wall.
Blue is Faster
I'm afraid they couldn't make it here this week; recruiting trip to Lesotho or something
"The straightest line from A to B is straight: From A to B"
"When you have Denard Robinson, you can have everything"
recruiting intergallactically. Dantonio looks a little off in that spacesuit, so they keep it on the down low.
No, that's merely interstellar recruiting. If STAEE was truly recruiting intergalactically, you'd expect a commit or two from the Tadpole Galaxy. Especially because tadpoles are well known for laying in the weeds.
No it's merely interplanetary recruiting. Interstellar matter is the matter that exists between solar systems. D'antonio has yet to break into the recruiting pipeline of the Alpha Centauri system.
Tenim un nom el sap tothom. Barca, Barca, BAAARCA!
That's because Bill O'rion has that territory as a lock for PSU
I heard Dantonio is prospecting for threats in the Crab Nebulae.
Here's hoping for a bright future. This team does try hard and I will continue to support them.
That just earned one of those wife waking, dog startling laughs. It was the random use of Lesotho, and reading that comment in your avatar's voice.
"It's the only place to get the inside story on Wolverine football, so blee bluhh tahh!" - Bo
Counting the roses that have been placed all over their second tier practice facility.
All in for some manball.
Laying in the weeds.
I think they forgot to come out this year...
4th Generation Student
Class of 2014
Looking for the threat.
some sweet bbq wings.
...confidence is the stain they can't wipe off...
Wonder what impact the final AP rankings will have on our bowl invitation.
Someone should create a 'bowl selection show viewing thread' so that mgobloggers can speculate on where Michigan might land...and vs. whom.
5 4 3 2 1 Touchdown!
Touchdown Billy Taylor!
And to think Notre Dame on the road by 7, Ohio on the road by 5....I don't remember the Bama score but I'm certain we would have beaten them at home..../-S
"When your team is winning, be ready to be tough, because winning can make you soft. On the other hand, when your team is losing, stick by them. Keep believing." -Bo
Even if we had beaten the #1, #2, and #3 teams in the AP poll we still wouldn't have won the Big Ten Championship. Think about that one.
But we would have been in the national championship game
But we would most definitely have a BCS "at large" bid in hand.
MNCG bid, actually. What other 1-loss team would have had a comparable resume?
Since Michigan has the worst luck with this sort of thing, this would be the year that the NCAA decided that winning your conference WAS necesary to play for the MNC, since it wasn't an ESS EEE SEE team being affected by the ruling.
If UM had beaten those teams they wouldn't be ranked 1. 2 and 3. Florida beat A&M, LSU, South Carolina and Florida St.
In this years bcs there will be the ap #13,16,22 and a NR team. Hell of a system they got going there, really matches up the best of the best.
Lou Holtz and Mark May.
So done with those two idiots.
Lou Holtz and Mark May ... So done with those two idiots.
I like Mark May ... but I'm with you regarding Holtz. If he retired and we never saw him again on TV I'd be perfectly okay with that.
Midwestern born and raised ... now living in the heat of the Arizona desert
Who's pre-season #1 next year? Alabama, LSU, Florida, FSU, OSU all bring back a lot of guys. Is Alabama again the preseason favorite to repeat? Ugh, will there every be a day when Alabama isn't the best team in the country again?
Strength equipment is expensive and guarantees you nothing. A strong will is free and can give you everything you want.
Yes. Due to rule changes, it won't be as easy for Alabama to oversign. Its an enormous advantage to basically have 5 recruiting classes every four years. Especially when you discard the busts.
College football is cyclical. The B1G will be back soon enough.
I got the shotgun. You got the briefcase. It's all in the game though, right?
People think I'm crazy, but I remember growing up in the 90's and the B10 always was the best conference top to bottom. A Florida, Oklahoma, USC, etc, might have a team that ended up being the top, but they were usually far and away the top in their division. Remember when the game for the brown jug used to be a competition? Purdue had Drew Brees. Even seeing a top 10 Iowa was not uncommon. Up to 2006 mich-ohio game, outside illinoi, northwestern, and indiana, any team in the B10 was a tough game. The tide of college football switched that day. But it is cyclical, it will swtich back eventually......
The mid to late 90's was a darn good era for Big Ten football.
Maybe WC Ford I & II will fire Ken Schwartz and throw so much money at Saban that he can't refuse. Nick could hardly do any worse, and if he failed again we could laugh at him. If he succeeded, then the Lions might be worth rooting for.
Holy shit, you might be on to something there, although it's Jim Schwartz /nitpicking.
Maybe they'll fire his brother Jim while they're at it.
"[T]here were a lot of people predicting glorious heights for Rich; mostly the same people who are predicting doom and gloom [for Hoke]. Excuse me if I doubt their prognostication skills." -- M-Wolverine
Saban was horrible as the Dolphins coach. NFL is set up to be fair. You can't oversign in the pros - the smart guys win in the NFL. Sorry, I'm not sold on Saban as a great coach - he just has so much more talent bc he's a robot who could care less about people's lives. I'll take a guy like Brady over Saban every day of the week.
and leave Jim in his job as HC.
I've long maintained the Lions are ultimately hopeless because you can't draft a new owner.
that we lost by a total of 12 points combined to the #1 and 3 teams. With a combined total of 10 turnovers. Hell, if we could have cut the turnovers down to 5 we win one of those. If not both. And then were sitting here at 10-2 and may have a BCS bid in hand for a second straight year. All in all, a decent year that was a few turnovers away from even better.
Flying the Maize and Blue in the heart of Dixie
With a combined total of 10 turnovers.
That is my frustration with the 2012 season ... what might have been had we protected the ball a bit more. We might still have lost those games ... but turning the ball over that many times is a pretty good way to make sure the game is lost.
We lost to Alabama 41-14. 27 points
Notre Dame 13-6. 7 points
Ohio 26-21. 5 points.
That is 39 points combined.
He's talking about two games: ND and OSU.
I'm perplexed as to why Nebraska is still ranked, or at the very least, ranked above Wisconsin. 10-3 and a nice regular season yes, but they were dismantled yesterday like I've rarely seen.