Probably should have seen this coming... Basketball season in less than four weeks.
"Jim's a tough guy and you can see his personality is all over this football team," Fitzgerald said.
They shouldve been unranked after the Uconn game.
I think it is a bit rough of a fall. It was a bad game to lose, but I still feel better as a fan of UM than NW, Illinois, Iowa, even MSU. Basically, anyone in the conference other than OSU and Wiscy. It was a tough loss on the road to a team that tried to give the game away.
Dude quit being a homer. MSU is way better than us. Some of you people make me laugh. Their D will hold us under 250 total yards and their O is making great strides. To say you feel better about our team than MSU is laughable.
Offense depends on how long we try to establish the things that we are worst at before resorting to doing the things we're best at. Seems like Hoke and Borges like to try at least a half of the former before moving on to the latter.
But, bu...but, but we paid to skywrite Go Blue over their stadium, doesn't that count for anything?!?!
Cartman, is that you?
So happy I am on the same wavelength with someone else hahah!
MSU has beaten the teams they were supposed to beat except for ND. Stating they are a way better is insane.
Their offense has had one solid performance against a defense of repute (Iowa). YSU, IU et. al are not barn burners
This post is so over enthusiastic it feels like a RCMB troll
Hey Dude, totally disagree!
Honestly, I'll believe MSU's offense has made some great strides when they do it against a competent defense; IU's is not one yet, and their play against Iowa was pretty erratic. I'll give you that their defense is great right now, but they still gave up 28 points to IU and I think UM's offense is still pretty potent when they play like they did during that second half.
But whatever, feel free to bitch and moan as much as you want. It's my opinion that MSU has some real issues that they've been able to plaster over playing Iowa and IU. You are well within your right to believe otherwise, but I still think UM will be the better team at the end of the year.
I wish I could actually bet you on this. Borges and Funk will be the reason MSU ends up winning the division and we lose to NW, MSU and Ohio. We will be lucky to reach 8 wins. Be real...
It's good to be a loyal fan, but how do you know you feel better about UM than a State fan does about the Spartans? I bet if you polled the two fanbases right now, MSU's as a whole feels much better about their team than Michigan's fanbase does about their team.
I guess I worded that weirdly. My point is more that for all of MSU's recent "success" against Iowa and IU, they remain a team that could blow a game or revert a bit on offense. I think the ceiling for UM is higher than that of any team in the conference save Wiscy and OSU; when they are on, UM has an extremely solid defense and offense that has proven itself against competent defenses.
I'm sure MSU fans are sky-high right now, but three weeks ago you couldn't throw a rock without hitting some who predicted a losing season after that ND game. UM fans love to complain and bitch because of expectations and all that, but if you had told me the team would be 5-1 with a crazy loss at PSU despite scoring 34 in regulation and 40 overall, I'd still be optimistic.
Michigan team than I am. We are capable of losing to just about anyone (Akron, Ucon, PSU). When we turn the ball over 3 times and average less than 1 yard per carry from the running back position, how can you be hopefull against MSU, OSU, Nebraska, NW or Iowa?
I always feel better about being a Michigan fan than a MSU fan all the time. Plus, I still think we are the better team with the brighter future.
could be in some very serious shit if November goes the way it could.
even if they won in 4 OT's last night.
true which shows u how rankings are a crapchute.
did you just say "crapchute"?
i like it
That could get messy in landing.
coinage. I'm opening mine now.
the good old crapchute.
Deservedly so. And a win against Indiana (iffy, sadly) shouldn't get us back in the Top 25, either.
I figured that much!
If we beat Indiana and beat a 6-1 Sparty, we'll be back in there. Not a moment sooner tho.
if we beat indiana by the spread (11) or so, and a michigan wolverines team that is 7-1 ISN'T ranked, that will be crazy.
think about that...a 7-1 michigan team unranked. yikes
and we are 6-1
Any of you think we are going to beat Indiana? What the fuck are you smoking?
Rankings mean exactly jack shit for this team. They are completely undeserving of any consideration in the top 35 as long as our O line can't block and our coaches play not to lose.
That is a joke of a post.
and I'm smoking some super high quality outdoor grown pacific northwest weed. It's a blueberry hybrid grown by a friend of mine that maintains the wonderful blueberry fruity flavor but with a stronger sativa high than most other blueberry strains.
Further, if yesterday's game had been at home we'd be 6-0 right now. I'd still be bummed at the state of play calling, the O-line, and game managenment but no way PSU wins a game like that on the road.
Did you see them against MSU? Their defense is completely clueless.
No less than they deserve. Hopefully this lights a fire under 'em. But who am I kidding?
Said the same thing after Akron and UCONN... I'm running out of optimism.
as evidenced by them being up 10 last night with PSU facing 3rd and 15. Then the light went out for the coaching staff.
This is justified. But I hate having a team that's not in the top 25. I hate it even more because it's justified.
Wow - good options. You must have a small league. Torrey Smith is my best WR (thanks Julio). My choice this week was Ben Tate or Branden LaFell for my flex.
At least I'll be able to make a short drive to Ford Field to see them in a bowl game. --__--
Does it matter?
Rankings are for selection in the NC and BCS bowls. We don't need to worry about either at this point.
All we can focus on is the Big Ten Championship game. If we win November Legends games, the rankings can't keep us out of it, and if we lose November Legends games, the rankings can't help us.
Right where we belong, finally.
How if Florida still ranked? They have not beaten a single team that is above .500.
Yeah they are the best conference but some of this is self fulfilling prophecy.
This year the PAC12 looks better. The SEC came short in a lot of theri big non conference games. Oregon destroyed a Tenn team that came very close to beating Georgia. Florida lost to Miami. Georgia lost to Clemson. Bama beat a second tier ACC team in VT, but other than that they have no impressive non conference wins.
Until someone other than the SEC wins the NC, the entire SEC will get credit it does not deserve. Hell, I'm surprised Kentucky and Vandy are not ranked in the top 10.
because the SEC pays good money
I'm surprised it took this long.
This I disagree with. Next year we should be much better. We don't lose much and have lots of young talent getting better.
I hear this every year lol. It's a Michigan football "thing".
OK - but some things you can't argue with - we have very few guys we are losing, many who are very young and should improve, and a great recruiting class coming in.
Make a list of who we're losing starting with the hardest to replace, and the list gets iffy after just a few guys. Lewan would be at the top, but we played without him for 2/3 of the game yesterday anyway. And we only have three seniors starters on D, really only 4 on O.
And then think about how much better our young guys will be. Take Kyle Kalis, and think of him a little bigger and stronger, and a lot smarter and more disciplined. Or Chris Wormley who was the bulk of our pass rush yesterday.