Denard will score a touchdown. Lock it.
landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
Denard will score a touchdown. Lock it.
If #4 and #5 happen, maybe #3 won't..??? (the loses part)
Since I just gone done rewatching UTL...I predict we will crush Notre Dame's collective soul with <30 seconds on the clock.
Ondre Pipkins will end up signing with the Plymouth Whalers. Gut feeling
Dantonio will make Hoke pay for saying that there is no "gentleman's agreement" by stealing second 2012 Michigan walk-on with a full-ride MSU scholarship.
Sneaky. I heard he offered our water boy an assistant Offensive Coordinator position and a school scooter to drive to work on.
Russell Bellomy will be the 2nd string QB as Devin Gardner locks down a starting spot at WR.
Honestly I think it's more realistic that he only gets a few snaps at WR in some of Borges' weird packages, while preparing to be the starting QB next year, but you asked for bold.
I still think DG is the QB for next year, but after the spring game I am much more comfortable with the idea of Bellomy being the backup over DG, especially if he can be used elsewhere.
Bellomy second string huh? His longest pass was maybe 10 yards? He looked like he struggled to muscle some of those passes too.
Your prediction is a little too bold..
Well you can either have Russell Bellomy or Russell Bellomy with legs. Option number 1 also includes having a receiver who can pose a downfield threat, which was the most critical component to the offense last year. Door #1 leads to a lot more success.
Based on the performance in yesterday's game I would say we are either a lock to go undefeated and unscored upon thereby erasing the memory of Yost's "Mad Hatters" and locking up modern football imortality OR we'll go winless and make the 2008 team look like the second coming of the 97 squad.
If we're going to over-react to a practice let's go all the way!
Fielding Yost's team was called the "Mad Magicians."
No the Mad Magicians were teh 1947 team coached by Crisler
It looks like Mgroworld was right about Yost's 1901 team going undefeated & un-scored upon, but it also looks like "Mad Magicians" is reserved for Crisler's 1947 team. Everybody wins?
Ooops. You got me.
Cut me some slack...I'm MGrowold so all I truly remembered was that somebody was mad. Hats, magicians, it's all so confusing.
Russell Bellomy will start every game this year.
Turns into the next Ryan Tannehill
-BWC never lives up to the hype (not bold)
-UM beats Bama by 2 TDs, but lose to ND
-Denard finally gets invited to New York
-Countess makes 1st team all B1G and switches jerseys numbers to #2 for his Junior year (his last)
-UM goes 11-1 and wins the BCS Championship
Wouldn't we have to be 12-1 to account for the B1G championship?
I was cleary speaking about our regular season record...
Quick thought on the (#1 and) #2 jersey. I like that tradition / potential tradition, but if I were Hoke, I'd only make it available to guys in their fourth or fifth years at Michigan. I think that would keep guys pushing for it, prevent those numbers from being promised to freshmen or something, make the honor more prestigious (and legitimate to other players), and provide a nice incentive for star players to stick around for their fourth and/or fifth years.
I like that idea, but I think a guy like Countess could get it in his junior year since he presumably will have started his first two years. I just think a guy has to earn it with consistent performance on the field as well as off the field, which precludes a freshman or sophomore from getting it. I assume that's what Hoke is thinking as well. He would probably limit it to a senior though like you're saying.
It's pretty cool that this is not a far-fetched prediction.
Beating Bama by 2 TDs is a little too idealistic. No one in SEC country will think we even have a chance. While I think we lose that game, I do believe its going to be a lot closer than people think. Bama hasn't had a passing threat since Julio Jones, and McCarron is more of a game manager than a quarterback. However, I think whoever is running the ball will gut us for at least 100-150 yds. We lose on a game-winning field goal kick with 15 seconds left. I hope I'm wrong, though.
That being said, I think the team will play with a chip on its shoulder the rest of the season. They will go into South Bend and manhandle Notre Dame, further putting Kelly's job in question. The MSU game will be hard-fought and physical, but in the end, Dantonio will get put in his place, 28-21. Gholston gets an in-game ejection, and Pip will be a starter by this point, sacking Maxwell twice.
If Denard is to get invited, he will have to play out of his mind the whole season. With the likes of Marcus Lattimore, Matt Barkley, Montee Ball, and the Honey Badger all posing as competition, Denard's got his work cut out for him in that department. I think he's got a great chance to get invited, but I'm not sure about his chances for winning.
Wouldn't they have to go 12-1 to get to the BCS Championship, with the Big Ten Title game? Either way, they're not title contenders yet, in my opinion. However, the Rose Bowl is a very real possibility. I would love nothing more than for Michigan to go to Pasadena and give Lane Kiffin and Matt Barkley a beatdown.
- Giveaways and takeaways both decrease.
- We all stop holding our breath when Denard drops back to pass.
- Devin Gardner has at least one rushing, passing, and receiving touchdown.
- Hoke takes Summer classes in scanning and causes Brian Kelly's head to explode.
- We beat Bama, but inexplicably lose to an inferior Nebraska team on the road.
- Denard makes the Heisman ceremony, but Marcus Lattimore takes home the trophy.
has anyone ever come back from a mid-season ACL injury to win the Heisman the next year? that is the boldest prediction on this thread by a wide margin
He would be lucky to come back at 75-80%...
Denard plays only the first series of each game, with the rest split evenly between Bellomy, Gardner, Kennedy, and Wait-Who-Was-That-Last-Guy.
-Michigan wins the B1G, but ends up with 4 losses, including a Rose Bowl loss.
-At least 2 freshmen will start along the OL and DL by the end of the season.
-Jeremy Gallon will have at least 50% more receiving yards than Roy Roundtree.
oh wait, you said bold predictions.
Please elaborate on #5...your first #5.
As to your second #5...LOL.
Insider tips: 1. I think what you're trying to say is "than his" 2. Which would make the sentence, "Denard doubles his touchdown passes than his interceptions," which still does not make sense.
but if Michigan is somehow in BCS title game hunt at season's end, and Fitz has good days against Bama, ND & OSU (i.e., spotlight games), those numbers are probably good enough to get invited. That's what we're talking about by "finalist" right? Hell, M. Ingram won with numbers that weren't a ton better - 1,658 and 17 TDs. Nice, but not jaw dropping stats.
But if M is something like 8-4, yes you're right, Fitz likely won't be going to NY with 1,400 and 17.
EDIT: Ingram not a good example. Doesn't account for his receiving yards (335) and TDs (3). Anyhoo, I'd be thrilled if Fitz gets 14K and 17 TDs.
Would be disappointed with 14,000 yards from Fitz.
Jeremy Jackson wins the Biletnikoff, and is invited to New York, where he shares the Heisman with Denard in the first ever tie.
Now that's bold
BWC channels his inner beast and has a breakout season.
Denard lights up defenses with his passing as Michigan's offense makes a similar leap that the defense made last year.
Brendan Gibbons will again be crediting brunette girls in the Aladama post-game press conference.
Justice Hayes emerges as a key contributor at slot receiver.
Roy Roundtree will lead the Big Ten in receiving yards.
Michigan's defense leads Big Ten in rushing yards allowed and points allowed.
A 12-1 Michigan team is the topic of BCS title-game controversy as U-M is passed over in favor of the SEC champion with the same record.
a 12-1 B1G champion being passed over for the national championship game for a 12-1 SEC champion would not cause controversy
happens to be a 1 loss Alabama team, that lost to guess who.
Except the precedent has already been set, so there wouldn't be any controversy with that. If there's a problem with this post I don't see it. I must be too distracted by Sportscenter.
good point, didnt think of that
Craig Roh will have 17.5 TFL and 10 Sacks
1) offense out of the spread look will be great and will be the primary source of offense.
2) we will complain to no end about not being able to convert on 3rd&2.
3) roundtree will have a huge year. Better then Hemingway 2011. Also neither freshmen wr will red shirt and one will be in consideration for big ten freshman of the year.
4) pipkins will see time but BWC will actually hold down the main role
5) bellomy will throw a pass in a game this year.
6) the Michigan state game will be a defensive battle that won't allow more then 30 overall Pts.
7) sorry but Michigan does start 0-1. Probably not in great fashion either 31-10 my guess.
8) 8-4 regular season losses to Bama, Sparty, Ohio. And a loss that should never happen but always does: Iowa'esk
9) somebody will put big ten champs on this forum
10) chances are I will get down voted for saying we will lose to Sparty and Ohio
And complains about someone else getting to eat the cake that he baked.
Going out on a limb here...
- Denard Robinson's successful test of the first practical dilithium-powered warp drive system grabs the attention of the Vulcans, who initiate first contact with humans on the field at Michigan Stadium, thereby bringing an unprecendented period of advancement and prosperity on Earth.
- The Wolverines successfully reintroduce the midriff cut jersey.
- Jack Kennedy makes a game-winning Hail Mary in our triumph over the Spartans.
- Blake Countess makes all interceptions with one hand on the ball
- Mattison introduces a blitz package that involves only Jordan Kovacs
- Jareth Glanda gets some time at WR
And immediately Dantonio offers the Vulcan teenagers scholarships to keep the from helping Michigan
Roundtree ends up with the #1 jersey after scoring 3 TDs in the blowout win against Alabama.
Michigan wins the BiG and goes 12-1 but gets snubbed for the BCS Title Game as voters pick an 11-1 USC team instead.
Denard comes in second for the Heisman to Matt Barkley.
My wife doesn't hassle me when I tell her I'm going to Pasadena for the Rose Bowl
I'm afraid thats as bold as I can be.
bit is still dissapointing due to consistancy.
Denard will be wearing the number one jersey against Alabama.
be wearing the #1 jersey next season.
discovers he loves the Bubble Screen. Gallon tears up ND for 4 TDs. Gives credit to Brian and MGoBlog for helping him see the light. Creates weekly diary seeking input for each week's game plan.
We will start 3 freshmen at receiver this year. Borges snaps at halftime of the Alabama game and changes quarterbacks. Mgoblog stops hyping up the spread. Fitzs wins the heisman.
1) no freshman OL will start a game this season (kalis will not redshirt though)
2) a freshman wr will lead the team in receiving tds but not yard or catches
3) the last game maxwell starts for MSU is the U of M game
4) no junior declares early for the draft
5) pipkins will have more sacks than BWC
continues to be as awesome as it was yesterday
Get to see this neck roll yet :(
BWC shows up to fall camp looking outrageously strong and has an All Big Ten season. Ondre Pipkins starts at no point this season, and many people on MGoBlog fail to see how good of a thing that is.
As in, he will have a fine set of prison abs. His shirt hiked up yesterday wasn't exactly...flattering
And it wasn't as disterbing as one might have imagined. He actually looked like he was in good shape.
Kerridge will score 6 touchdowns against bama, Rawls will score the other 4 and we will trounce the defending champs 70-0 as their strategy to shutdown Denard grossly backfires on them.
1. Denard and Fitz both get invited to New York. They won't be the only teammates there, as Matt Barkley and Robert Woods will be there too.
2. Antonio Poole will be mentioned in the All B1G conversation.
3. This year's defense will be statistically better than the mythical 2006 defense.
4. Jordan Kovacs will be named 1st Team All-American, along with Blake Countess and Denard Robinson.
5. Desmond Howard reveals that he is Denard's true father. Denard smiles.
6. Michigan goes undefeated. At the championship trophy presentation, Brady Hoke double points at Dave Brandon with such tenacity that his head actually explodes. This will make Denard smile even harder.
Did a dog just bring you a Bud Light when you said that?
Down 7 to Ohio with :02 left on the clock, Ohio State kicks off. Deep for Michigan is Denard Robinson. After juking his way to the Ohio twenty yard line, Denard laterals to Drake Johnson who runs it in for the touchdown. Instead of kicking the extra point, Hoke calls the same Dileo-to-Glanda play from the Virginia Tech game from his rectal horseshoe playbook, which is perfectly executed.
Also, Michigan recovers a lower percentage of fumbles than they did last year.
My bold prediction: Denard will wear his shoelaces untied.
Kovacs delivers a career-ender.
We will have 2000+ rushing yards by guys not named "Denard Robinson."
The next stop for Bosa was Columbus, Ohio, where he checked out UrbanMeyer's Buckeyes.
"Everything (stood out)," Bosa said. "I loved it there."
The tour concluded with a stop at Michigan. Bosa said it was tough coming off the heels of arguably his best visit yet but that one member of Brady Hoke's staff really madehim feel welcomed to Ann Arbor.
"It was hard to top Ohio State after coming from there," Bosa said. "But Coach (Greg) Mattison is awesome."
Entering the visits, Bosa had a top four of Alabama, Florida, Ohio State, and Wisconsin. At the conclusion of the visits, that list has been shaken up drastically.
"I think it's going to come down to Ohio State and Michigan," Bosa said.
Bosa now claims a current top four of Alabama, Florida State, Michigan, and Ohio State - in no order. He isn't quite prepared to take the next step and make his decision.
"No decision date," Bosa said. "Probably summer."
Bosa said he doesn't have any visit plans madeat this time. He
The last time Michigan was an underdog against Alabama (2000 Orange Bowl), they dug themselves a 14-0 hole, and yet somehow, miraculously, Tom Brady willed his team to an overtime victory.
If there's anything we've learned about Denard, he has that kind of will. I think he'll do it.
I believe that we will beat ND in their house. We will defeat MSU at ours.
Nebraska will be a struggle, but my honest belief looking at both teams is that Michigan has developed more talent on both sides of the ball.
We will clobber the likes of Iowa and the other also-rans. We will be undefeated going into Columbus. And Denard will have the game of his life, locking up the Heisman and putting an exclamation point on his career.
We will win the B1G Championship game.
We will go to the Rose Bowl because USC and some SEC school will lock up the MNC game. And we won't care, because the Rose Bowl is the real deal, not some trumped up, johnny come lately, fake, computer and poll driven thing dominated by Southern politicians.
Like the sugar bowl?
1 Michigan player will be wearing the #1 jersey.
1 Michigan player will be wearing the #2 jersey.
I will not be wearing pants.
everybody knows pants wont exist in the year of 20121.
But realistically....We probably lose to Bama. No one wears the #1 Jersey. No one wins the heisman. Denard improves as a passer and cuts down on interceptions. He also leads the team in rushing. Fitz goes for about 1300 yds. Gallon is the leading receiver in yards, touchdowns and catches. we DO see Devin at receiver (although not fulltime). Countess leads in interceptions. We finally beat Sparty. We beat Ohio again. We beat ND. We win the B1G championship. We face Oregon in the Rose Bowl. We win the Rose Bowl. We end the season only losing to Alabama. Fitz stays for his senior year. No one leaves early to go pro. Tate Forcier cries somewhere watching his former Wolverines win the Rose Bowl. Committs come in rapidly and still in 2's.