Worst. Mastadon. EVER.
mesmerism! presidential assassinations! circuses on fire!
Worst. Mastadon. EVER.
i will always giggle at big wil dropping back into coverage.
I predict Matt Wile will be the starting FG kicker and blow our minds when he actually makes a FG.
I would say thats the likliest prediction I've read yet. For our current kickers, how in the world did their high school kicking translate so poorly to college level?? These aren't walk ons, they were relatively well regarded when we brought them in, and unlike every other position the increased level of competition isn't going to be that big of a factor when you are kicking.
Wow. Hope I'm never in a foxhole with you. You roll over quick.
i predict denard will spend more hours a week in voluntary practice this summer than i will spend in a month at a real job
Do you work part time?
Lets see some record predictions. You all are attacking me but I see very few predictions. Man up or are you scared?
Why would anyone waste the space to make a prediction that has almost no basis?
All of my predictions are based on irrefutable sources...the Mayans! And the Mayans said that in the year 2012, Michigan football will destroy the Earth! So it is written. In other words...book it!
I predict we will be somewhere between 6-6 and 14-0.
Does that help?
I think people are "attacking" you because you predicted a best case 5-7 record and said you were sick to your stomach over the Spring Game.
Just take a step back and re-read your OP. THATS why people are attacking you.
but I'm too scared to make a prediction, because I'm in awe of your awesomeness, IPFW_Wolverines.
We already know he has a torch in one hand and a pitchfork in the other.
Light the torch then?
Obviously, IPFW breathes fire.
I didn't have a massive problem with Borges's calls for the spring game. I think both QBs could use a lot more work with reads and drops, but I think the "last read is run" for Denard should work pretty well once he smoothes out the rest and I think the play action is going to be a lot of fun to watch next year. I also predict Smith is going to have some heroic runs on little out passes.
He's going to be a YAC machine in this offense.
love Greg Mattison after watching Quinton Washington drop back into pass coverage!! Awesome!
D is still young but they will be better this year. The offense being majority of upperclassmen will be fine be it Dennard or Devin at the helm! Go Blue!
Ya, lots of talk but no record predictions. Cowards.
Negs can't return soon enough.
not making record predictions after a glorified scrimmage and a grand total of 15 practices prior is being a coward. It would be dumb to make a record prediction at this point.
See we have some real positive individuals in this thread. Jesus, could you guys wait until the team gets some more practices under their belt, before going the doom and gloom route.
With the evidence from the posts in this thread than predicting a record with the evidence we got in the spring game.
Look up, cowboy. I made a prediction.
9-3 hotshot. Also, go fornicate yourself.
Dark Blue had his moments during the game. I'm optimistic.
6-6 with Devin starting
Two picks and running like a chicken with his head chopped off against that terrible defense? Bad.
Man, his deep balls could be something special though. They weren't very accurate today, but someday...
No.... No. He's never going to connect on a deep ball if he throws into double coverage every time he does it. He's far too greedy.
He looked much better than Denard, though. I don't think that DG will start after what I saw today, but I wouldn't put it out of the realm of possibility.
I don't think he looked that much better than Denard. Denard had that long run to start the game and could have had more if contact was allowed. Devin had two interceptions of his own, and Stokes(I think it was him) definitely pushed off pretty hard on that deep ball td while Dileo(again I think) totally bailed him out on the deep ball from the endzone. Neither one of the qb's were great today, but I'd say they performed similarly rather than saying that Devin was that much better.
IPFW, you can't make a prediction off of a spring scrimmage.
With your prediction...if Michigan were to unfortunately go 5-7 this season will you come back on here and rub our faces in it? Like, "haha I WAS RIGHT, the team that I really like went 5-7 and you all couldn't grow a pair to make a prediction!!"
Really? This is why you won't make a prediction? Becuase you are afraid some anonymous message board user may "rub your face" in it later?
What a shame to do that to that offense. Are you serious? Wow.
The offense will be fine. We have too many playmakers not to be well above average by the time September roles around. And, did you notice the defense? For starters they actually made tackles AND were able to bring some pressure up front. Maybe we won't consistently be down three touchdowns at halftime against top 25 teams next year.
I would be shocked if we didn't win at least 8 games (not including the bowl).
Yea, Hoke and Borges came in here and said "Hey, Denard, you're going to be our starter, but we need you to only complete 30% of your passes. Can you do that for us because our offense is based around that?"
But making one of the best offenses in Michigan history take that much of a step back is terrifying. The team has a huge way to go if they want to have a better season than last year. Based on the spring game and how much I would guess that we will improve, I'd say I'd expect 6-6 or maybe 7-5.
Obviously we won't know until fall, but based on what we know know, we can make predictions.
It's amazing how much of the Brady Hoke/Al Borges offense right now seems to be a square peg/round hole issue. I hope it'll be different in the fall, but right now I see no reason to think that.
The sky is falling! The sky is FALLLIIINNNGGGG!!!
so where was that great offense against WI, OSU, and Miss St? We had a assortment of maybe 10 plays that we ran during a game. Good teams figured our offense out. There's a reason a prostyle offense succeeds, its about man on man and match ups, no gimics that can be figured out and planned against. Its about putting your best players in positions to make plays. We have playmakers, lets judge them after more than just 15 practices.
People continue to allude to this unstoppable offense of a year ago which simply did not exist against top 25 teams.
Remind me how games SDSU won last year against top 25 teams, including pretender temporary top 25 teams like Utah and Air Force?
How did Hoke's ranked Ball State team do in its MAC champioship game against an unranked Buffalo?
Four of Michigan's losses last year came to the ultimate number 5, 7, 14, and 15th ranked teams in the country. Against Wisconsin (No. 7), for example, Michigan scored more points (28) than any other team except Iowa (30).
This meme among MANBALLophiles about our offense last year is stupid. We had an excellent offense. We had a terrible defense, and terrible special teams (kicking especially). The old guard hates RR. We threw everything out. To think that we are going to get an upgrade on offense long term with Hoke/Borges is just silly. What top teams were looking to pluck away Al Borges? You think Auburn wants him back? Hopefully the offense will be tolerable, and we will win based on Mattison's defenses. Bill Stewart managed to go 9-3 three years in a row with Casteel heading up the D. Let's hope for the same with our situation.
First of all, the fact that you are actually comparing SDSU's performance against top 25 teams to Michigan's is just another indication of how far the Michigan program has fallen in the past 3 years. As for our offense, touting how many points we put up against one top team who was playing a borderline prevent defense when we scored said points doesn't exactly strengthen your argument. I'll admit, I wasn't thrilled about the Hoke hire. That being said, I feel better about the direction of the team and am looking forward to not being embarrassed against good Big Ten teams.
By the way, you must be so proud of yourself by taking an (annoying) meme, and turning it into a noun. Congrats, you're awfully clever.
Doc, the poster you agreed with called the spread a "gimmick." Are you advocating that opinion as well? You said "this," and added your own point, but I'm not sure if you, too, actually agree that the sprerad offense is, in fact, a "gimmick," and that the pro style works because it "isolates matchups." X's and O's wise, that statement by the guy you said "this" to is monumentally moronic/asinine. I didn't respond to that poster because it's so stupid that I figure most people reading just brush it off; however, you're staying in the fray, so I want to clarify whether you, too, hold the "gimmick" opinion. It's a yes or no answer. If you do, then we can engage. If not, then there's no need really- I can just let that guy's one incredibly ignorant post go, and continue on with my day.
teams in recent years running the Spread, were just running a gimmick offense that was figured out right? If the coaching staff is smart the offense will be a mix of spread and prostyle. You act as though the offense won't still have some spread elements. I agree with your point about not judging the team until they get some more practices, but I can't stand your ignorant viewpoint about the spread.
It's only a gimmick offense if you run a dozen plays over and over again. Some of those NC teams ran a spread that exploited matchups. It sure didn't look like they did that last year, at least against upper tier defenses. It seemed more like go out and run our same stuff and if we get stuffed so be it, but no serious change up at the half or from game to game.
DAMNIT, who let Gary Danielson on the board?
people who were bitching and moaning about RR running a Spread with players who may not fit the offense in 2008, despite there being very little returning experience and talent, are now saying it's alright if the current staff does the same thing with these players. The difference between the two teams is this team has returning talent and experience. Of course I already know what your idiotic opinion is of Denard Robinson from another thread. If the offense doesn't peform this season, the only explanation would be that the coaches didn't utilize the players in an appropriate manner. Do you honestly disagree that a mix of spread and prostyle wouldn't fit the current players the best?