Bless you sir!
The nutty Michigan coverage isn't so much about Harbaugh as it is a signal to the Big Ten that Fox wants to party.
Bless you sir!
Drake Harris wants it, so they might as well give it to him.
Not a bad schedule. We should go at least 9-3. Our biggest question marks are OL, DL, and safety. I'm not going to fall into the omg we have no shot we will lose every game by 50 theme.
Outside of the three biggest rivals all being on the road it does in deed seem like a fairly reasonable as far as potential victories. If we can't win on the road against teams like Rutgers then we are in more trouble then I thought. As bad as a loss at a place like Iowa seems at least they have atmosphere and tradition. They know every time they play michigan they will give it their all and then some.
this next year stuff is old already. Make or break year.
I'm sorry, did you see Rutgers play the Irish yesterday...clearly not
Have you seen UM at all this year? ND was one of two games we played decent. ALL YEAR.
15 - 0. Have some faith for gawd's sake.
Faith belongs in church, and hope is what gets gamblers in debt.
Hard, tangible results are the only thing that matter.
Don, I would be happy to give you a hug. I think you need one.
Fuck hugs. Nobody needs a goddamn hug unless they're a three-year-old who's just shit his pants. Grow the fuck up.
yep a long deep manly hug. Quit being such a sad sack of shit. Toughen the fuck up.
Somebody is grumpy and really needs a hug. Sack it up buttercup. Maybe a phone call to WTKA will cheer you up.
You have to wonder given what we saw yesterday and given what Ross and Clark said after the game.
Hope I'm wrong.
15-0 or we hire Nick Saban
I'm Nick Saban and I'm not coming.
I also hate the defeatist attitude on this board. Sack it up buttercups
Yes. Thank you! I couldn't agree more. Real fans like you and I will get to enjoy what's to come
You are what is called delusional. Only way to fix a problem is admit you have one.
Rather be delusional than a glass-half-empty sad sack who has already forfeited our 2014 schedule. Changes happen in sports, teams get better/worse than they shouldn't etc...none of us know how things will break out but I know this team has talent and they're gonna be led by Gardner and Ryan. I like our chances
Exactly. I love all of the sooth sayers on the board now. It is like all of them can tell the future. How many of you predicted jake Ryan's ACL tear? That's what I thought. There are literally thousands of variables that will affect next season's record. Sit back and enjoy the ride cause none of you can control what will happen.
Michigan is going to go 16-0. DG will win the Heisman, and so will Funchess. All of Michigan's starters will be first-team All-Americans, and half if the backups will be too. After winning the national championship, Michigan will win the Super Bowl. In 2016, Brady Hoke will be elected president...Am I a good fan now?
All the backups will be second team All-Americans.
It's as reliable as the rising sun:
the "UM football predictions as an indicator of your manhood and virility" meme, brought to you by Professor X and all the other true University of Michigan fans who never, ever predict a loss because doing so means you have sand in your vagina.
Don: What's ironic is that for all Professor X's Chuck Norris-like board mantra when it comes to picking next year's win/loss record it would seem in real life he doesnt much like the possibility of confrontations. So I guess the "sack-up" stuff only applies to the internet.
Sorry I don't drag myself down to the level of mouth breathing violent troglodytes. The world would a better place if people would just turn the other cheek.
This is tame compared to the e-wrist cutting around these parts during RR's tenure.
Fans love to bitch. Anonymous internet message boards that allow silly avatars are just the easiest way for people to complain without being taken seriously.
to the staff (which is most likely) and the results of player development remain the same, and Hoke's road record and record against ranked teams remains the same, a 7-5 seaosn is about right.
ND, MSU and OSU will be ranked and heck MInnesota might be ranked by then. Based on the horrible preparation and execution this season, I don't see any guaranteed wins except maybe App State and possibly Miami. All the rivals on the road, plus no top Olinemen returning and no pass rush...I'm scared.
Spartans lose a ton of talent. 6 or 7 on D and their 3 best O-line. That game is very winnable. Unless Borges.......
That defense is always good, and they always play great against us. So that's not any more winnable than ND or OSU.
It has been good for the past couple of years. 4 years ago it was average. I do think they'll be good next year, but let's say they are only a really good defense (top 20) instead of elite? That's a huge difference. They basically play like UM's defense in 2011, and that game changes complexion immensely. Not saying it is a given, but people are really ignoring the fact that 1/2 of those defenders on the field against Stanford won't be on that same field next year.
We should not lose a single game besides our rivals. Ohio might be winnable as they lose Hyde and their OL. I have no idea what ND or MSU will look like.
MSU loses a ton on defense. People say they just reload, but they're loading the choir they've had for three solid years. They'll take a step back. They still mostly likely beat Michigan next year though, unfortunately.
Payoff winner but lose a close one in the national championship! Hehe
Utah is definitely not a push over team. They manhandled Stanford this year, absolutely dominating them on the line of scrimmage.
I'm with you on Utah. They will be a tough game. That being said I don't know who they lose to graduation or the NFL.
Does anyone on the board have any insights into their team and where they project to be next year?
Wins: App State, Miami (OH), Utah, Minnesota, Penn State, Indiana, Northwestern, Maryland.
Losses: @Notre Dame, @MSU, @OSU, @Rutgers
Final record 8-4, (5-3)
This is sort of my "worst yet realistic case", because I could see us splitting ND and MSU to go up to 9-3. Despite Gholston's return we've, for whatever reason, really had Notre Dame's number and probably would've won even in 2012 if it weren't for 5 INTs. MSU loses 6 or 7 off of their defense, so that becomes much more manageable, but of the two I like us over ND more than State.
Once again, we are on the outside of the BTCG game looking in and laughably far from making it into the 4 team playoff.
I was an avid RR supporter, and an avid Hoke supporter, but things are really beginning to crumble quickly. The coaches have shown virtually no indication that they even know there are significant and severe problems with this team, let alone outline a way to address those issues.
The team looks completely lost when given extra time to prepare (off the bye weeks and bowl game prep, tackle over debut against Minnesota notwithstanding).
Perhaps I'm still in a bad mood after last night's debacle, but losing 5 of our last 6 games--including some in embarrassing fashion (as in we can't even run the football forward)--has drained whatever optimism I may have had about this coaching staff.
The last time Michigan won a Big Ten championship is approaching a decade. Current 2014 targets would've been in what, 1st grade? For all intents and purposes, Michigan has been a non-factor for what they remember of their lives [except for a small blip in 2011]. I worry that we will begin to tolerate this ineptitutde and ineffectiveness, and Michigan is teetering on the edge of falling off from the current elite programs.
Obviously that can all be turned around, but 2014 is pretty much make-or-break for this staff. If we aren't hovering around 9/10 wins and at least threatening in the legends division, then so long Hoke & Co.
I actually like our chances against state and ND, I think we split those. Probably a loss at the horseshoe (ugh) and one other Iowaesque where we have an unfortunate let down game.
This schedule is a cake walk anything less than 10 wins and this entire staff should b canned. Other than MSU and OSU which team on this schedule should b a contender?? Notre dame loses a shit ton of talent on defense next season and their defense was average at best. PSU should b even worse next year with scholarship reductions regardless if obrian returns. Everyone else is a joke!
Utah will beat UM, NW has a legit shot, and PSU is becoming a serious pain in the ass.
This one is right
for sending us to East Lansing in consecutive seasons. Wtf Delaney
We will go 5-7 next year. Yay!
The hot seat thing never works. Questions over hoke and co provide far to much pressure for the team and staff to operate without duress. We will be talking future candidates by Halloween.
Also, if the Lions keep Schwartz I predict me boxing up my lions shit and deciding on a new favorite football team over summer.
Last game at Notre Dame for quite some time...and if it is at night...no chance
Lose at Sparty and OSU seems inevitable
Lose one or two of Rutgers, Minnesota, and Maryland