The first year was an abberation we will lose at least 4 games per year for as long as Borges is our OC.
Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
The first year was an abberation we will lose at least 4 games per year for as long as Borges is our OC.
One more win, if Michigan gets lucky. Beating Ohio and MSU is not happening. I may need to move out of Michigan. I can't stand the MSU fans anymore.
And a massacre against Ohio
Another year, another crappy season
Alternating Wins and Losses over the next 6. We end up 8-4.
Pain. My prediction is pain
The B1G sucks. If we lock Borges in a broom closet before each game, we could get to Indy. We do still control our own destiny.
They're going to god damned win 9 games.
That is all.
I'm personally looking forward to 2016 when we go back to a god damned statue at quarterback and the 8 4 star linemen recruited over the last couple of years are seniors/juniors etc. etc.
Michigan can probably hit 4 more wins, although I wouldn't be shocked if they lost to Ohio (which was a total homer pick anyway). Really though, I have no clue. A team this young and inconsistent, I wouldn't be entirely shocked if they went 0-6 or 6-0. Still a year away from greatness.
I predict the board melts down at least twice more this season.
Wins against IU, Nebraska and Iowa. Losses to Sparty, NU and OSU. If you made me choose an over/under on 3-3, I'd take the under. Not seeing how we win the projected losses. Can definitely see us blowing one of the projected wins.
After the way this season has started would a loss to any of the teams left on our schedule surprise you?
maybe IU and Iowa...but I'm not willing to say I am confident in those picks either. We will probably lose every road game as this is a stunning 4-5 in B1G road games.
6-6 sounds about right
Right now? I say 2 wins.
lost to Indiana by 20
We are nowhere near a good football team. Can't stop turning the ball over, no offensive line, possibly the worst in the Big 10 behind Purdue, and a D line that just isn't that much better.
Capable of winning all of those games, but there's no way I'd place a bet on which ones they pull off. We are capable of losing all of those game, still wouldn't bet.
Just hope the Tigers go deep so we have something else to think about.
Don't know why people would be disappointed at this point either. Most of Lloyd's yrs were not far off this (in win totals), it is way better than the RR era, and as long as Big Al is around, probably close to the norm into the future. Furthermore, seeing how deficient this team is in so many ways, getting 8 wins would be an accomplishment.
I don't see much difference from being last.
This team has structural problems that may take a few years and more good recruiting classes to fix.
Realistically we should beat Indiana at home. Toss ups may be IA and NU. I just think NE, MSU, OSU are too physical for our team to beat. Of course if the offense gets hot and Gardern goes on a throwing tear we could win most of these games but I think we only win at most two more games. Good enough for a 7-5 record which will be one game less than my 8-4 prediction.
Ugh, honestly I don't see more than three wins in there. If we play our best game, we will probably still lose to ohio and at MSU and NW. We could lose to any of Iowa, Indiana, and Nebraska, too. There are no more gimmes.
2-4 for a final record of 7-5. I think we somehow squeak out a win against Indiana, handedly beat Iowa, and then lose the rest. Not being pissy after a loss, it's what I truly see coming after watching the last 4 games.
Handle losing to Msu? Really? We can't get back to that. Hoke's finally raised our expectations from the RR tenure. Where we are now expecting to win games- but we've got to show up.
One huge plus for this staff is they came in right away willing to work with the RR recruits as opposed to saying "well, we're doing this and that's that". Since coming back off the ledge, realistically I'm seeing an 8-4 season... Should bounce back against Indiana and get the train moving again... We get that bye week right before Sparty which allows us to get two full weeks of preparation of them... Hopefully something will have changed on offense to where the defense isn't put in garbage field position to try and prevent points.
I think we'll beat Indiana, because its Indiana. Beyond that, we could lose every single one of those games. Hell, we could even lose to Indiana. Our secondary is going to get shredded next weekend.
Indiana - W
MSU - L (MSU might not score a ton of points, but god that game could get really ugly. Narduzzi will have a field day on our O-Line)
Northwestern - L
Nebraska - W, but only because its at home and Nebraska always falls apart in big road games. Kind of like us....
Iowa - L, another ugly, ugly game against a team we are infinitely more talented than. Road woes continue.
OSU - L, if we play at all in this game like we did today or over the past few weeks, then this game is already over. Meyer wouldn't hesitate for one second to hang 90 on us if he could. He'll be the guy that starts going for 2 after he's already up by 50. Even if we play our best game, I think they'd still beat us at this point.
They may beat us because we are not good. But OSU will get creamed by AL or OR if they make it undefeated.
So what? At least they got something to show for..what do we have? Ohh yea " A Michigan Man" as a coach
I'm just perpetually disappointed
Our personnel is better than this. It has to be. We need a long mirror and we have to assess what we have and use it. If we cannot run the ball between the tackles. ...then stop doing it. Beat Indiana. Beat Sparty...we are then right back in track. The whole staff needs to get there head from the seat of their pants and make this look like Michigan is supposed to look. This season has been a real disappointment thus far. Good news is that we have our goals in front of us and nobody is unbeatable. We will have to play out of our minds against Ohio...but that is the effort that will be expected given thay game. Michigan can still have a really great season. It starts with hard self evaluation. There are some staff changes on the horizon if they dont look better in these next few weeks.
Indian...win because of this gut wrenching loss.
MsU....win. Just an even matchup...we catch a break.
NW....win...they are worse than us.
Nebraska...win. We are at home.
Iowa....win. Playing our best ball at right time.
OHio....win. We play the game of our lives.
B1G title game....loss. Reality sets back in.
I haven't seen anything ouside of the ND game that would make me think it's likely we'll win any more B1G games.
"This Gators defense is Ballin'" #GatorNation
Thats a little unsettling. We need to puck our shit up. Indiana is a win if Hoke truly loves his job. The MSU game is our make or break game this season.
Jesus Christ people get off the fucking ledge
I know where you're coming from, but even an objective, realistic UM fan has to be scared as hell about the rest of the schedule. What reason do we have for optimism? We have dodged bullets against craps teams so far this year and finally faced one that wasn't quite so crappy. What will happen against the decent teams that are coming next?
The OL is the root cause of most of the problems we've had so far, and it isn't going to get better overnight. No ability to run or pass protect with any consistency spells more ugliness.
I'll go Win vs IU
Somehow pull a win over Nebraska
Lose on the road to NU and Iowa, lose at home to Ohio.
8-4 sounds just right, which means going to a New Years Day bowl against an SEC team we have little to no shot against.
If I had to do this right now, just based on how other teams seem to match up against us, I would go with Indiana, Iowa and Nebraska being rather winnable. Michigan State and Northwestern would be a good each way bet - if we can play those mistake-free and exploit the known weaknesses well, we win. Right now, even in light of last night, Ohio State might be the only game I walk into scratching my head thinking, "I don't know...", but obviously, there is still plenty of football (and time to work on things) between now and then.
Our entire offense is Denard, er, I mean Devin.
He is consistent in his inconsistency. So he will have at least one more out-of-body-ND-experience game where he plays out of his mind and we'll knock off somebody big.
Of course, he'll also crash and burn the rest of the games.
3 more wins, that's it.
No more wins for us, we are the worst.
of you say we lose to MSU. I we beat Iowa, MSU and we should beat Indiana but I like our odd against MSU and Iowa more then indiana. we play bend to break D but flop against passing teams with it.
Losing in 4 OTs at Penn State won't change that.
job Borges etc etc We could lose the balance of the season. W against Indy ?. They spanked Penn. St.
The team looks like the 3 stooges right now. I feel like RR is running the show again. We need another bye week.
The_Knowledge disappears until September, when he or she will soar again. Also, Hoke pooped poop.
But the truth is there is no reason to predict that we will win any of our remaining games. We almost certainly will, mathematically speaking, but the only good game we've played is ND, so that should be viewed as the outlier, not the norm.
Our body of work speaks for itself and I'm going to say that we win three because most of our opponents are equally average. The one game we have almost no chance to win is OSU. They are better at every position (save linebacker) and have a coach who is infinitely creative and flexible on offense, unlike ours. And I hate Urban Meyer.
"...and have a coach who is infinitely creative and flexible on offense, unlike ours."
And THAT'S what I fucking hate!! We're the exact opposite! Last night was like I was back watching Lloyd except with much less overall talent! I just do not get it. Why the fuck do you continue to do things that are so utterly predictable and doomed for failure!! We need a major upgrade at OC. Up until this game I was in support of Borges, but this game completely changed my mind. We're the reincarnation of Lloydball in every sense of the word. Terrible, just terrible.
Never make predictions within 6 days after a tough loss or big win. It's unreal how fickle sports fans are, and we're certainly no exception.
Not adjusting my expectations yet. Didn't see a loss here but maybe this is 'Iowa '11' for the team. If M had been well beaten and thoroughly out played, then I'd be worried. But this was a bedshitting. Something that happened once in 32 games under Hoke and probably won't happen again.
IU - W
@MSU - U/D
Neb - W
@NU - U/D
@iowa - W
OSU - L
Tend to think they'll split those 2 tough aways. Just don't know how, yet.
8-9 wins. I think we beat Indiana. I think the MSU game is a toss-up, we do have a bye right before it, but until Hoke gets his team ready for a road game and actually wins one, I think we lose. State looks better but still have obvious holes. IF gardner can be turnover free, i think we could steal one from MSU. I think we beat Nebraska, lose to NW, lose to Ohio, and Iowa, really, could we lose to Iowa? I could see a VERY close win.
optimist all season saying 11-1. I will continue to be optimistic and say 9-3. Still this will be a disappointing season. Hoke can't continually day the season is a failure unless we win the B1G champinship and not produce. He is failing, period. This is year 3 and he hasn't even sniffed a division title. He has been horrid in road games. Changes need to be made on that coaching staff. If he refuses to make them he needs to go. At least the RR teams were showing progress year to year.
Let's not go crazy now... while the offense improved, RR's defenses got worse by leaps and bounds each season.
The road record under Hoke is abysmal, when you consider we haven't beaten a single team on the road that's been better than .500 during the regular season.
I just hope O'Brien can produce a game just like today's against ohio. Someone has to knock those twats out of the top 5. Purdue and Illinois aren't going to do it.
Yeah if he does, Ohio only wins by 28
I can't be fucked to draw up remotely positive scenarios for this squad anymore. We just got dominated in the trenches by Akron, UConn, and now Frat Boy Walkon U. 27 carries, 27 yards rushing. At this point there is no excuse in the world to justify such dysfunction and fuckery on offense.
Maybe with the way Hoke can recruit, by 2015 we'll execute like teams as such UCF, Indiana and Temple.
Anyway when does hoops season start?
If the coaching staff is now in for legitimate criticism—which I think it is—there's no reason that the S&C staff should be immune. We don't appear to have any obvious advantages in strength, speed, or conditioning than any of our opponents, including Akron and UConn. We have guys who are more talented athletically perhaps, but their talents seem to be consistently neutralized—or neutered, if you prefer—by teams with supposedly lesser talent.