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|2 weeks 5 days ago||Why do we care||
if they make the tournament? They are not good enough win games against elite competition. Beilein and staff need to spend their time recruiting good basketball players and their recent track record isn't very good.
One of the consequences of hiring JH is he has raised the standard for our atheltic teams. The teams that are mired in mediocrity should look for coaching changes. Beilein will not be terminated so the only hope is he voluntarily retires.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Many NFL owners are upset with this move||
The move shows that money is what matters. The city of San Diego put forth a several workable stadium plan and each time Spanos found reason to reject them. He made like he was really trying when in fact it was a scam so that his relocation fee would be reduced from 650m to 550m and given a ten year period to pay it off.
Menawhile, if the financial experts are to be believed his franchise value has increased from 2B to 3B by just amking the move.
Across the country sport fans will see this move as an illustration of what the NFL has become. Money grabbing billionaires who's only concern lining their pockets. Civic responsibility is a sham.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I couldn't agree more||
the childish remarks on the Board are wearing thin. If you have nothing constructive to post, don't post.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Harris doesn't strike me as a kid||
who would keeping Michigan or Cal hanging if he already has decided on Alabama. He is much more mature than that.
Also, consider this. Bama has on its roster eight highly touted RB's all underclassmen. Included is Scarbrough who ran over a good Washington team. If Najee wants playing time, he will have to leap frog over all these highly regarded backs. SABAN DOES NOT PROMISE PLAYING TIME TO ANY RECRUIT.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||This post is as relevant||
as the post telling us that Speight first and last passes of the season were intercepted.
After watching OSU are get their asses handed to them and Alabama destroying Washington, clearly the Michigan program has a way to go to be considered with the top elite. If they continue to recruit as they have over the past two years, MIchigan will be a top tier team in a couple of years. Until then patience is and levelheadedness are required.
|8 weeks 5 hours ago||Let's not forget that defense also wins games||
Though I agree with your five points, let's not forget that in the three losses the defense gave up the winning points when the games were on the line. Brown got his long term contract but he needs his defense to make plays which wins games.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Brian, great update!||
Many of us don't follow this closely and your information is greatly appreciated.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||And they will get||
destroyed by USC. The only team that can beat USC is Alabama. Thankfully, we are not in the Rose bowl. FSU is a much better match for us.
FWIW, Wisconsin surrendering a 21 p;oint lead is inexcusable and the coaching staff should have their pay reduced for malpractice.
|12 weeks 2 hours ago||It will be a blessing||
not having to face Alabama. It pains me to write this but our OL would not be able to stand up to the Alabama DL. Speight would get killed. The program would not get good press with a major beat down like Alabama did to MSU last year.
Best to play against FSU in the Orange bowl.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||The Committee is sending a message||
by ranking Michigan ahead of Wisconsin and PSU. They think Michigan is better and if either Clemson or Washington lose they will be in. They saw the OSU/MI game and understood but for a couple of blown calls and a QB operating only at 70% or so, Michigan was the better team and would have won the game handily.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||All nice theories||
but explain to me the purpose of the Committee ranking teams before they decide who is in. PSU beat OSU and yet are ranked at least five psotion lower than OSU. Iowa beat Michigan but is ranked almost 20 positions below Michigan. The Committee is trying to find the best four teams in the country and conference chanmpionships aren't necessarily an indicator who is best.
My sole concern about Michigan's chances is that they lost two of the last three games they played. That may weigh heavily with the Committee.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||If I am not mistaken we gained||
four yards in the entire fourth quarter. The end result was predictable.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||If I am not mistaken we gained||
four yards in the entire fourth quarter. The end result was predictable.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||I also agree with the OP||
WE typically shut down while leading in the fourth quarter in tight games. He needs to change.
In the first OT, OSU got the ball and in two plays scored a TD. TWO PLAYS!! Why? Because the defense was gassed. They were on the field most of the fourth quarter. They were out of gas.There was no question OSU would score another TD when they got the ball again.
JH should have followed Speith advice and gone for two when we scored the TD. The defense was tired, we were playing on the road without a good track record against teams remotely talented and the odds of making it at 50-50 and probably higher given the circumstances. Speith had the teams pulse and too bad JH didn't feel it.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Alabama will destroy||
every team except possibly Clemson. Alabama hasn't given up a touchdown in five games playing agtainst SEC competition. I certainly wouldn't want Michgan to face them especially with our average OL, average running backs and above average banged up QB.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||The big game in the NFL||
is the Super Bowl. But you're correct, he did win his NFL division championship once. I was thinking in terms of National Championships. He won that at the U.of San Diego.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Beating OSU in the future||
will become more diffcult. This was the year to beat them because they are in a rebulding year. Next year we will be rebuilding and OSU young players on this year team beat us. Also, OSU will have a better recruiting class than Michigan next year.
Final point. I think we all put JH build a shrine for JH without him having to prove anything. The reality is he has yet to win a big game, win a championship (except at a college 3 level) or demonstrate he can. No doubt he is a terrific coach and right for Michigan but at least for now he is no Saban or Meyers. He needs to up his game and I am sure he would agree.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||In overtime our defense||
was gassed and Speight knew it. JH should have gone for two. There was no way we were going to win the game even after we scored the OT TD.
Also, FWIW, the OP has a good point. In the second half against MSU we were hanging on for dear life and had the game gone another five minutes we would have lost. We couldn't move the ball and the defense was on its heals.
The same occurred in the Iowa game. In the second half, we did nothing. Iowa pushed us around which led to us losing.
Against OSU same issues. In the second half our offense couldn't move the ball and as the game went on our defense was getting weaker.
My view is our half time adjustments are below average and other teams do a better job responding what we did in the first half.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||If USC beats Washington next week||
there is a good argument that Michigan should be in the playoff. Who would replace them? Wisconsign? Penn State? Both teamsd Michigan beat.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||STOP blaming the officials||
we lost and its a shame either team had to lose. When it counted, OSU made the plays. Our defensive second half let downs reared its ugly head again. JH should have gone for two. Meyers refused to plat for a tie in OT. The defense was gassed and Speight knew it. That is why he was lobbying for two.
They now have beaten us 11out of 12 games. Future games look bleak. This is a young OSU team and they are in a rebuilding year.
|13 weeks 23 min ago||Criticizing the refs will not change the outcome||
of the game. It makes him sound like a whiner and making excuses for the loss.
it is a shame either team lost. It is possible the the committe will keep Michigan in for the playoff provided Washington loses next week.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||O'Korn was playing not to make a mistake||
he was tighter than a drum. They need to let him loose. At Houston as a freshman he was free wheeling and very effective. If taking care of the ball means scoring only two touchdown, we cannot beat OSU.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||If the weather forecast is correct||
about 20-40mph winds, neither team will be able to throw the ball. So all he has to do is hand off. But we need our OL to show up.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Iowa lost to S. Dakota State||
and were held to 59 yards rushing. PSU and other teams held Iowa to low rushing totals. They were considered to have the worst offense in the western division. Granted they only scored 12 points but when the game was on the line, Iowa run through our defense like a knife through butter. This from one of the worst offenses in the country. Oh to add injury to insult, MSU which has as bad if not worst offense went up and down the field in the fourth quarter again with the game on the line. But for them running out of time, Michigan was beat.
So before you make stupid comments about football STUDY.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||The person exposed||
was Don Brown. The tackling is atrocious. Any runner who is willing to fight against being tacked will gain yards after contact from Michigan players. THe only way we can get pressure on the QB is to an all out blitz. A four man rush is non existent against an average OL.
Yes, we have held teams to low score but look at the teams. But for Colorado losing their fine QB early in the second half, it would have been a different ball game. If MSU had two more minutes we are looking at a lose. Wisconsin started a freshman QB who's only win came against a very bad MSU team the week before. Since the MIchigan game, he has steadliy improved. PSU also had a below average QB.
All this falls in the lap of Brown. The next two weeks will tell us if he is a good hire. He is supposed to be the guru of how to defend against spread teams. He will have a lot to prove as the man that knows how defend spreads.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||We can't be a championship team with the OL||
we have. Our DL is suspect especially against pro type ofenses which Alabama plays. We have many good players but the team doesn't merit being in top five.
Finally, they are not tough enough. MSU punched us in the nose and Iowa basically whipped our rear ends at the line of scrimmage. In short, they need more calluses which may come in a year or two.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||It's not Speight fault||
we lost the game yesterday. More often than not he was under a lot of pressure and the receivers were covered. it your're looking for a culprit look no further than the OL.
At the start of the season most of us understood this was the weakness of the team. As the season progressed, their inadequacies were masked by inferior opponents. We beat Wisconsin on a long pass which fortunately was caught. We beat MSU despite scoring only three points in the second half and were outgained in passing and running yardage. Had the game lasted another two minutes, MSU would have won.
The same be said for the DL. When facing a pro style offense they get run over. But again, because of inferior opponents and bad teams they have managed to prevail.
I said this before and say this again, this team is not tough. Any team willing to punch them in the mouth will stay with them despite having inferior talent.
Fotunately, we are not playing Indiana at Indiana. We would be in trouble. Forget about OSU. The team doesn't have the toughness or talent to beat OSU. Losing to OSU may have one positive. We will not have to face USC in the Rose Bowl. That would be an epic mismatch and an embarrassment on national TV.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Don Brown||
has had the benefit of some great players on his defense and weak opponents. He will have to show his defense scheming skills when playing OSU. Until then, let's not build a shrine for him just yet.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||The reason for the two point try is simple||
Dantonio wanted to score as many points in a losing effort. No different from Harbaugh going for two against Southern California in the fourth quarter when Stanford was up by 50 with the game already decided.
Also, thank God there wasn't another two minutes to play. Our offense wasn't worth a lick in the second half.
|17 weeks 1 hour ago||I think we watched different games||
Michigan is very fortunate to win against a below average team. MSU was tougher on both sides of the ball. They rushed for more run and pass yardage. They blew several scoring chances inside the redzone. Meanwhile Michigan had dffculty getting one yard up the middle. Michigan's offense in the second half score only three points.
To put it another way, the 9 point differntial doesn't show how close the game was.