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|5 days 18 hours ago||I think we need to get to 22||
I think we need to get to 22 wins makes us safe, 21 has us on the bubble, 20 has us out.
These totals include the big ten tournament.
|5 days 18 hours ago||It is the big ten. Home||
It is the big ten. Home teams always get calls. At least it is consistently inconsistent in that regard.
|1 week 6 days ago||Brady makes the plays||
Brady makes the plays offensively.
Belichick assembles the defenses that always seem to be at the top of the NFL and keep them in games just long enough for Brady magic to win.
Their legacies will always be entertwined. One is the coach and one is the quarterback.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Hopefully we beat them this||
Hopefully we beat them this year
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I strongly disagree that||
I strongly disagree that Michigan had a stronger claim to be in the playoff than PSU. Same number of losses, but PSU had an extra win, the conference championship. Some might disagree but there is value in that conference championship.
Now for the flukey championship game results that you are so concerned about... that is why you have the 6th spot for the team that might not have won a conference championship but still has a strong resume.
I know we are all Michigan fans but damn do we cling to strong Septembers when we have miserable Novembers. What does Harbaugh always say? Championships are won in November. What was our record in November? 2-2. That isn't championship football.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||They only way to convince me||
They only way to convince me a 6 team playoff is worth it is if you take the P5 championship game winners and then the highest rated non championship game winner. That preserves conference championship integrity as well as giving a close runner up or a non p5 team a chance to compete.
So going into the 2016 college football post season you'd have the following seeds
4. Penn State
6. Ohio State
Michigan is the first team out but we were third in our division behind PSU and OSU so not much of an argument to get in over the team that just beat us and Wisconsin is the second team left out but they lost the Championship game to PSU so no dice for them.
2015 would look like this
3. Michigan State
First team left out would be OSU and you could make a legit argument that they should be in over Iowa, but that is how the comittee decided to rank them and Iowa did have an extra win. Either way this is probably the biggest snub out of the 3 years listed. Notre Dame is the second team left out but they were 10-2 with losses to Clemson and Stanford already so no dice for them.
2014 would look like this
First team left out is 10-2 Mississippi State but they have 2 losses and everyone that made the playoff has 1 or less, and the second team left out is 10-2 Michigan State who already lost to Oregon and OSU so no dice.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Well we didn't win the games||
Well we didn't win the games that count.
And the "more deserving" argument is stupid. Pitt beat PSU and Clemson. Were they more deserving to be in the playoff?
College football is setup in such a way that everygame counts and if you lose one game you generally need some help in order to be champion. PSU just so happened to get that help when we lost to Iowa and OSU. Michigan wins either of those games and PSU doesn't play in Indy.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Every single conference uses||
Every single conference uses head to head result to break two team ties though...
I didn't realize that non-conference games counted towards the big ten championship.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||If you hate rematches so much||
If you hate rematches so much then the Wisconsin vs PSU championship game this year should have made you very happy because it wasn't a rematch.
And you don't know how good you are this year until the year is over...
Even the NFL doesn't do mid season schedule changing. If you want to have the crossover games set aside so one is reserved for a team you haven't played in the longest time and one is a parity game based on how you finished, i.e. in 2017 the 2016 east #3 plays the 2016 west #3 I'm all ears. But midseason scheduling is chaotic. Yeah Maryland and Rutgers suck, but they are in the big ten now and we better get used to it. Nothing short of the entire cable TV industry imploding will get them kicked out of the conference.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||2012 was unique because the||
2012 was unique because the 1st and 2nd place teams in the leaders were sanctioned. And OSU had already beaten Nenbraska by 25 points so chances are they would have beaten them again in the championship game.
But explain to me how this year we had the "wrong" conference champion?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I motion we keep Nebraska and||
I motion we keep Nebraska and kick out MSU.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Neither does geographic||
Neither does geographic split.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||At the end of the day||
At the end of the day geographic splits are the way to go. If you start trying to pick and choose to reach parity it just ends up in a charlie foxtrot. Teams rise and fall from year to year and decade to decade. Just look at PSU and MSU from this year.
ACC has unbalanced divisions as FSU, Clemson, and Louisville are all in the same one. They don't have a geographic split so it makes even less sense. Tell me who is in the Coastal and who is in the Atlantic. I'll be impressed if you know without looking it up.
The SEC West is dominant over the East but before Saban and Miles it was the other way around. The old Big 12 North was horrible compared to the Big 12 South.
At the end of the day the recipe is simple, win your games and beat your rivals. The fact is that we haven't been doing that well recently so trying to tweak the conference schedule to make it easier for us is meaningless.
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|2 weeks 2 days ago||He was more interested in||
He was more interested in rubbing his belly than finishing a strip sack by going for the football. Coaches notice these things...
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Aside from going 1-1 against||
Aside from going 1-1 against ND, MSU, and OSU in those years I'd say that getting 10 wins each year, splitting a big ten championship with OSU and Wisconsin, and winning two bowl games against the SEC is a pretty good 2 year stretch.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||My understanding is that||
My understanding is that Deflategate became about whether or not the Commissioner could suspend him under the CBA and not whether or not he deflated balls, since anyone with a shred of objectivity could see the NFL's evidence against him was weak at best.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Damn. He is the greatest. I||
Damn. He is the greatest. I already thought so but the evidence keeps piling up.
And to a pet peeve of mine. I'll never understand why people detract him for losing 2 super bowls, as if losing in the wild card, divisional, or championship game is preferable.
It would be one thing if he went to four straight and lost them, like Jim Kelly, but the idea that if he had lost in the AFC champsionship game it would be better than to win that game and lose two super bowls to Coughlin's Giants is asinine.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah, MSU is going to go to||
Yeah, MSU is going to go to the tournament we aren't.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I blame that on beilein||
I blame that on beilein putting griii at the 4 trying to guard julius randle. Randle was 3 inches taller and damn near 50 pounds heavier than griii.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||If i recall correctly we||
If i recall correctly we werent invited to the nit but we were invited to the cbi. Beilein decided to decline that invite.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Come to the dark side and be||
Come to the dark side and be anti beilein. I've been anti beilein since I predicted we'd be in the first four last year and people pissed all over me. Nice guy, but not a great basketball coach. He is the kind of guy who makes the hall of fame due to "lifetime contributions to the game" as opposed on court accomplishments.
Coaches I'd consider better than Beilien over the last 15 years (since he has been at the top level of College Basketball) are Kryzewski, Williams, Izzo, Pitino, Calhoun, Calipari, Donovan, Howland, Matta, Ryan, Self, and Stevens.
He is probably on the same level as Kruger, Smart, and Huggins. At least Smart is 39 with probably a good 25 years left of coaching in him.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I miss having 6'4" effort||
I miss having 6'4" effort guys out rebound future NBA all stars in rivalry games.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||We didn't go to the NIT in||
We didn't go to the NIT in 2014-2015.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||That is what you have an||
That is what you have an athletic director for. To convince him that perhaps he should retire and take a post as an associate AD for the remainder of his contract, or something like that.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Dude, it isn't just 2||
Dude, it isn't just 2 seniors. This is one of the most veteran teams I can remember.
The only freshmen getting significant minutes is Simpson, and he is 8th in minutes played. The only sophmore getting significant minutes is Wagner and he is 5th in minutes played. The rest of the guys getting signficant minutes are JRs or SRs. Finishing sub .500 should be considered a massive failure.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I'm still waiting for that||
I'm still waiting for that national championship game appearance recruiting bump. People say Beilein can recruit, he should be able to recruit even better since he can say he went to a title game. What gives?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Beilein gave us some good||
Beilein gave us some good years. Hopefully he retires so it doesn't have to come to a firing.
That said we need a young energetic coach to recruit like gangbusters and finally run Izzo out of East Lansing. I'm sick of watching soft basketball where our 6'10" guys are standing outside the arc watching shots instead of battling for rebounds. I'd take a Novak over a Donnal every day of the week and twice on Sunday. Novak would embarass Donnal on the block even though he is probably giving up half a foot or more in height. I was hoping we'd get high effort guys in more athletic packages, like McGary, but Beilein has proven me wrong.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Who has he recruited since||
Who has he recruited since then? He had one great class, and the year before that he recruited one great player that was overlooked due to size. Since then he hasn't even sniffed a guy that will be an NBA draft pick.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||The fact remains that without||
You are reducing the argument to the absurd. Beilein had a great 2 year run with high level talent but...
The fact remains that without nba talent he is just an above average coach. He had a great run with overlooked guys. But aside from mcgary he hasnt been able to recruit against the top programs.
I'm still waiting for the recruiting bump that a national championship game appearance followed by an elite 8 should have given us.