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|2 weeks 6 days ago||I mean, Harbaugh is going to||
I mean, Harbaugh is going to Miami or Chicago, right?
Cut and run.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Bo was supposedly very angry||
Bo was supposedly very angry with Illinois for firing Gary Moeller after 4 seasons.
They won the next two games against them by a combined score of 115-35.
Choose your enemies carefully.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Michigan ran about 1.2 plays||
Michigan ran about 1.2 plays for every 1 play Northwestern ran. This is probably more dominant than it appears because we forfeited two possessions due to the kickoff return and interception return touchdowns.
It's a nice proxy for control because it removes pace. In the Michigan / Northwestern context, it matters a little less because they both play pretty slowly. Against a team like Indiana that really wants to play quickly, you'll see time of possession and play ratio diverge.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Time of possession is a proxy||
Time of possession is a proxy stat, but the actual information is easier to find. I'd care more about a ratio of plays than game time. It's a four hour game, standing on the field for 4 more minutes vice standing on the sidelines doesn't matter. Running 30 more plays does matter, however.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||He's a little too down on a||
He's a little too down on a defense that's allowed 31 points in 5 games (minus the Utah pick six).
I like Michigan Monday, but you can almost sense genuine concern relative to OSU. Haven't been able to see that in a while.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||That's a feint, there aren't||
That's a feint, there aren't any Mormon name tags.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Whoa, Harbaugh is the general||
Whoa, Harbaugh is the general here.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Smith is starting because||
Smith is starting because he's the best pass blocker, period. Isaac is a monster and, in my opinion, shows much better vision. However, he basically can't pass block, so he can't play.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Disagree, the backs weren't||
Disagree, the backs weren't split. This is a traditional wing-t, with the old "t" formation broken and the halfback on the wing.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||They couldn't really move the||
They couldn't really move the ball against a shitty FCS team. They'll have a couple nice plays, but a freshman QB against that defense isn't going to go well.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Was there a cost-benefit||
Was there a cost-benefit analysis for any of the marketing ploys during Brandon's tenure?
In other words, was there an incremental dollar made from Beyoncé, Eminem, jet pack guy, etc? I understand what they got out of it, but what was the benefit for Michigan?
Oh yeah, Pop Evil, Appalachian State.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||To be fair, there are many||
To be fair, there are many other ways to ruin your financial future.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||If safeties actually have to||
If safeties actually have to account for a vertical passing game, I think 9-10 wins becomes the expectation rather than about 8. We're going to be able to run the ball better this season, but you're looking at another order of magnitude improvement if the safeties have to hang back.
The other piece you're not accounting for is if Jake Ruddock really does bring quarterback play up to a "B" level or not. If he's not ready to play in this system, there's a 6 win season coming.
Personally, I think we're getting an Arkansas season from last year. By the end of the year, we should be scary. The start might be miserable, though.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||This ^^^ On my phone I'm||
On my phone I'm occasionally taken from this site directly to the Apple App Store.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Depends on how you'd view||
Depends on how you'd view failure
|13 weeks 4 days ago||I thought Michigan was a 10||
I thought Michigan was a 10 win team last year through the first quarter of the ND game.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Thursday would probably be||
Thursday would probably be best. Recommend doing it during the offseason if you'd like broader readership.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||18 year-old kids go to boot||
18 year-old kids go to boot camp. The language there can be, uh, choice
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Intuitively, I'd say college||
Intuitively, I'd say college teams are more predictable, because they're typically good at less than NFL teams. Most college teams can't pass and run well--they're lucky if they can do one of the two.
However, some offensive coordinators in college are doing some really cool stuff with run-pass options. I think the real trick would be to figure out somehow which player the quarterback for those teams is going to read on a given play. That would be a coup.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||I always liked watching||
I always liked watching Orlando Pace. He was just fantastic.
Andy Katzenmoyer was a super awesome player that was a lot of fun to watch play. His off the field personality doesn't really change that.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||No, just awesome tasting.||
No, just awesome tasting. Went during my honeymoon. We'll probably never go back, but it was a cool experience. They're actually the most approachable haute restaurant I've heard about.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||The brioche at The French||
The brioche at The French Laundry. Just amazing.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||I'm not sure I get it. Can||
I'm not sure I get it. Can you be clearer?
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Don't eat any raw chicken.||
Don't eat any raw chicken.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||So we're assuming they're as||
So we're assuming they're as good today as they were then?
I would have happily taken Drew Henson for $1 and added Bo. Most teams were so bad when Yost was coaching that it wasn't really a fair fight.
The alternative is Brady, Wheatley, Edwards, Woodson, and Harbaugh.
Really poor job allocating dollars, Freep.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Maize and no alternates.||
Maize and no alternates.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Disagree. The 76ers have a||
Disagree. The 76ers have a smart plan if the goal is to win big. The 49ers and the Raiders are possibly 1 and 2 in the awful franchise department.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||For me, Vinology is the best||
For me, Vinology is the best meal in the city. I always found Chop House overrated. Fleming's serves a significantly better steak.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Hard to argue with excellence||
Hard to argue with excellence unless you make a grammar mistake in the press release...
During the 2014-15 academic year, Michigan was the only school to achieve exemplary Academic Progress Rate (APR) marks from the NCAA in football (above 990), men's basketball (995 and above) and women's basketball (995 and above). Additionally, all 14 U-M men's varsity athletic teams recorded perfect scores while 10 of the 15 women's varsity teams also earned perfect scores.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Well, not quite like||
Well, not quite like Stanford. That was more akin to Purdue beating this year's OSU team by 3 touchdowns. Stanford was damn awful.
My guess is we struggle early, but finish a lot like Arkansas did last year--a seriously terrifying team that's more or less figured it out. 8-4 sounds about right, it's a question of how we get there.