Not only thinks Denard is the front runner for the Heisman, but also thinks Michigan should be a top 5 team. YOU make the call!
Gregg Doyel Drinking the Blue Kool-Aid
That's completely fucking crazy. We're pretty decent, but we still allowed 500 yards to an offense that is... not good. Talented, but not good.
Definitely not a top 5 team but this team is, without a doubt, on it's way back to glory. HAIL HAIL
M definitely looked good to current recruits and maybe raised some eyebrows of those considering and maybe turned the radar on for those that have not considered Big Blue YET! think about it, your sitting around after your friday night lights dominations and you look at the offense and say RR would make me a star! if your on 'D' you look and say i like what G Rob is doing but he needs me cuz i am a play maker! ESPN has thier Rise going and we are joining the Rise parade...
a top 5 team. Perhaps he meant top 25.
I can buy the Heisman front runner, but we are not a top 5 team.... yet.
indeed, did not our own The Knowledge" indicate Michigan would play Boise State for the National Championship?
That is top 5...
your forgot the "yes."
If you read the article you'll see that he's advocating a extreme results-based form of rankings. He mentions that he expects we'll lose at least a couple games, but he thinks that rankings should be based on what teams have actually done, rather than based on pre-season expectations. I still don't know if that would put us in the top 5, but I support his line of thinking for rankings.
Perhaps I should've phrased it differently, but I read the article and saw "none of the preseason polls had Michigan in the Top 25, much less the top five... blah chart blah bullet points blah... how about we do something novel in the polls and pick out the teams that have done the most after two weeks" and saw it as advocacy for Michigan in the top 5, then I checked the board and saw no one had posted the article yet, and did a search for Doyel in the board in case I missed it, then got nervous thinking I'd be the second or God forbid third person to post it, then said fuck it I'm 8 beers deep and in a celebratory mood so I'm putting this on the board but I better hurry, and in my haste I relied on my Jump To Conclusions Mat. So I apologize for my lack of clarity but I do believe he's saying Michigan is a top 5 team without really saying it.
+1 for posting that comment while 8 beers deep. Cheers, my friend.
that guy is fucking nuts.
Special Teams are average, we don't have a kicking game. Or a punting game.
Still don't have a feature RB to take the pressure off of Denard. Shaw isn't cutting it and Smith doesn't look like an everydown back.
Oh, and I didn't even mention or GOD AWFUL GARBAGE defense.
Please don't buy the kool-aid. Our defense sucks cock. From the scheme to some of the players, to the execution...everything. Our defense is NOT good. Period.
Tell us what you really think.
You and Big Redundant should meet up offline. You both have an immature sense of humor and offer nothing to this site. Take your cock sucking and tumor (see thread on Amani Toomer) jokes to Mlive.com.
if you actually think our sieve of a defense will hold up, by all means go ahead and believe it. It only makes you a moron.
Our defense is NOT good. When we rush 3 we got ZERO pressure on the QB. I don't care who the QB is, if he's got all day to throw he's going to find an open man and gash you.
Our secondary is not a strong point. Jordan Kovacs is extremely slow and he cannot cover. Cam Gordon is a young player who I do believe will be good one day, but he blew tons of coverages and probably just isn't ready to start but has to because of our lack of talent at safety.
I think our BEST bet to stop passing attacks is to put heat on the QB. That means rushing at LEAST 4 on every down and on sending the house on some downs.
We just can't keep rushing 3 and sitting back in giving QB's all-day to throw.
Young team won on the road in a hostile environment, let it go. Wait a few weeks to see how ND and UCONN play against other teams before being so critical of our team.
But i'm sure there are plenty of web sites for the online version of crying into your Guinness instead of coming here and posing as a Michigan fan.
Man, its good to see you enjoying the victory.
how about just enjoy the win you piece of shit
We are not even close to being a top 5 team. We can beat anyone if we get all the breaks, but we don't belong anywhere near the top 5 yet.
Greg Doyel is a blabbering idiot who frequently attempts to out-Finebaum Finebaum, if you follow that. Disregard anything he says.
Who, by the way, were lucky not to be 8-4 last year and have played exactly no one this year. I really hope they aren't holding Stanzi up as their Heisman contender. I know they have the "Heismanzi" shirt which will be good for washing the car next year.
Blue Kool Aid all around! Oh yeah!
But I want some of that purple stuff...
Heard these guys were sellin' it:
I would certainly hope Denard's out after the half next week in particular. We should hopefully be way ahead.
Im hoping Denard has his way and Michigan is up 3 or 4 tds at half and Gardner/Forcier can get some reps in. If Tate doesnt get in the next few weeks he's gone for sure.
I hope he's out after the first quarter, with 300 all-purpose yards...
is still scary, but two straight exciting wins over ND is more than enough to make this an excellent Saturday night.
Uhm I love D Rob, I still fear an injury and having no qb depth (Gardner True freshmen/Forcier transfer?) and would put him in the Heisman talk as of RIGHT NOW, we just have to see if he can stay in the race but thats not important right now, the W's are.
Is Michigan a top 5 team? No. Not with a suspect secondary like that but I do like the front 7. I would like to see a RB stand out but we might have to wait until next season to see that. None of the backs on Michigan's roster want it right now.
We have to wait and see...I'm getting excited for the Big Ten season. A 5-0 start heading into the MSU game is looking very possible.
Our third-string QB has 12 starts under his belt . . . and you say we have no depth?
Like the majority of our sandbase, the sky is falling to them even when it's bright outside and they like to presume Forcier is gone, gone, gone.
You must not have seen me say "transfer?". I know he hasnt transferred yet but the possibility is still there like many people are believing will eventually happen.
Then there are the rumors that Tate stopped going to class, that I dont believe because if thats the case I dont know if Tate even makes the trip or gets suited cuz thats grounds for not playing.
Okay he's drinking something but it isnt Kool Aid.
Take a close look at the chart in Doyel's column. I'm sure most people remember Touchdown Tim against OSU in '95, but what about Vaughnn's 288 against UCLA in '90? Crazy...