"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
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|3 weeks 3 days ago||maybe or maybe not||
If MSU gets thumped by OSU, they would most likely fall behind a Michigan team that wins out in the CFP Ranking, so then it would come down to who is ranked higher between Michigan and OSU.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Not so fast my friend||
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Urban backed himself into a corner||
with all the comments about Jameis and how Urban would have dismissed him from the team. Urban responds with a light punishment in terms of time missed, but a punishment that on the surface looks pretty harsh to the player. I have a feeling that someone is doing PR work for Urban and Ohio State.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||LB play||
LB Play was atrocious. Quite possibly the worst game of the year for Ross and Morgan. Bolden wasn't much better. Dymonte Thomas had a poor game as well. Felt very much like last year, where 1-2 guys biff a play and it blows up for the whole team.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Having a game changing QB||
giving us a legitimate NC caliber team, top to bottom.... little upside?
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I think it sends the right message||
Nothing is given, everything is earned, and it shouldn't discourage Peters or Gentry. They are both super young and Hill would be here 1 year. I may be missing a guy or two but we lose exactly 6 starters going into next year from the 22 on O and D. Rudock, Kerridge/Houma, Morgan, Bolden, RJS/Ojumedia, and Wilson. We have the talent to be crazy good next year, except for the whole unproven QB thing. Brady Hoke really deserves a high five for this.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||OK,||
Sound like Brady hoke
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Wrong||
Compared against each other as in record against the teams with which you have tied in the standings
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Wrong|
|5 weeks 6 days ago||It would come down to||
The CFP Rankings....probably need sparty to lose twice
|6 weeks 4 hours ago||Big f@&#%+@ bump||
Seriously though, what university has had more awful shit happen to lose games in the last 30 years.... Off the top of my head in no particular order...
Desmond tripped in endzone 1990
Sparty clockgate 2001
I know there is more but I need to stop
|8 weeks 2 days ago||PICK 6||
I disagree about Purdue holding MSU under 30, they have given up 41, 51, and 35 to FBS competition to some not so stellar offenses (Marshall, VT) and struggled against the only power 5 defense they faced. Otherwise I agree with the picks above, and my bet for the week was laying $100 on Michigan to win the playoff at 150 to 1.
Iowa +7 @ Wisconsin - Iowa's offense isn't the normally anemic offense of the Ferentz era and Wisconsin's offense has struggled early this year.
MSU -21.5 v Purdue - Purdue O = not good, Purdue D = turrible
Bama +2.5 @ Georgia - see reasons above and Georgia always chokes in the big SEC games
NW -4.5 v Minny - This one has me a little weary, I would be more inclined to take the under in a single bet
OSU -21 @ Indiana - similar to the MSU game, Indiana is really bad on D and can easily be made one dimensional on offense. Sneaky stat: OSU is fielding a top 10 overall D.
Clemson (pick) v Notre Dame - inexperienced QB on the road in a hostile environment at night - this seems to easy
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Here is your report||
Turns out Michigan might be better than expected in year 1... prices soar!
No seriously, as someone who monitors the secondary market daily... ticket prices are on the rise. The biggest indicator of where ticket prices will go is usually based on supply (crazy concept, I know). Northwestern and Michigan State have already dropped below 2800 tickets available. Compare that with Michigan's first 3 games when over 3000 were available on the Friday before the game. If Michigan starts 3-0 in the B1G, look out. It will be tough to get in to that OSU game without re-mortgaging the house. I could see it costing somewhere between 300-350 just to get in the stadium and around 750-1000 to sit between the 20's.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||Pitchford||
Pitchford is not going pro... staying in school
|34 weeks 1 day ago||^^^This is true||
Not entering the draft, staying in school, just not playing Basketball, like Jack Miller.
|34 weeks 4 days ago||funny thing||
I have actually won a couple grand between the BTT and NCAA tournament. Sparty has covered all 7 games ($200 bet on each game), plus I bet on them to win the regional after the first weekend at +160 (200 bet) and I placed a 200 bet on them to win the BTT at 7/1. When they were up on Wisconsin late in the game I placed a 200 bet on Wiscy to win at +450, which was a nice hedge on the BTT bet. I do think the luck has run out and will be betting Duke to win and cover. With all that said, I was still strongly rooting against them on Sunday, to the point where I threw the remote control when Louisville missed that FT to win. Last but not least, I don't endorse gambling, but if you know what you are doing and stick to a plan, you can make money, but you have to be super disciplined and know what to look for.
|37 weeks 3 days ago||what model Tesla?||
I have considered buying one, but have a hard time dropping that coin on any nice car, but if I did a non-gas guzzling car would be my choice.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Beilein||
IIRC, Jalen stated that Michigan needed to recruit Detroit better when Beilein was hired, and that couldn't have been farther from the truth. Former players are just that. I will trust any good coach over a former player in terms of whom to recruit. Larry is just being Larry.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||missed the header||
Am I the only one that missed the header?
|1 year 3 weeks ago||still would rather have these players||
Carter-Williams, Giannis, Larkin or Snell. All were drafted behind KCP, all would have been a fit for the current roster at significantly less cost. In reality, the Pistons should have traded the pick if they were unsure about who they wanted. They got a late first round talent for that draft with a top 8 pick, which even if the draft is horrible is a proverbial, "swing and miss".
Also, the fact remains that Dumars stated, "we didn't need a pg" and then drafted a pg and traded for one, neither is panning out. Meanwhile, Carter-Williams looks like a future All-Pro. I know he hasn't played this season, but last season he was head and shoulders above anyone player the Pistons had in their backcourt.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||comparing wrong guys||
In my opinion, you are making the wrong comparison. THJ and KCP are much more comparable since they play the same position and have similar roles. Trey is being asked to do something completely different than KCP, in that he handles the ball on nearly every possession. Furthermore, every night he goes against some of the very best players in the league, to your point.
If you want to compare Burke to a Pistons player it has to be Jennings, Augustin or Siva. For my money, Burke is the better value, as he is a slightly less efficient player than Jennings at about 33% of the cost. Jennings last year 37/34/75 with a 3/1 A/TO ratio with an ORTG of 106 at 7.5 million last year. Burke had 38/33/90 with a 3/1 A/TO ratio with an ORTG 101 at 2.5 million last year.
Either way there was not the greatest value in either pick, which is syptematic of the Dumars era. Good player, but not a good value (i.e. Smith and his contract and countless other examples).
|1 year 6 weeks ago||When 2 teams on the list||
When 2 teams on the list have a "best win" against a 2-4 Michigan team, that pretty much invalidates your argument.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||favorite moments||
I, like most of you, have a favorite moment for every great player. Caris' moment, for now, is this shot. It completely changed the game and the look on Izzo's face as Caris runs by him (eerily reminiscent of Woodson running by David Boston). I would pay a lot of money for a picture from the corner that shows the ball going in, Caris running down court, Izzo crying and the student section rejoicing. I mean like a couple hundred unframed.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||fall back||
I like Stoops as a decent fall back guy if we strike out on either Harbaugh or Dan Mullen. I have no interest in hiring Les Miles, feel like he is past his prime and his track record recently is very Lloyd Carrish towards the end of his career. Don't get me wrong, I would jump at that considering what we have now, but I feel like we can do better for the long term health of the program. On a sidenote, what does it say about Lloyd that he has essentially no coaching tree? Stoops track record is that everywhere he has been his defenses improve, but you would need a COO type offensive coordinator.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Do you really think that will happen?||
And wasn't this just posted recently? "What if we win out?" News Flash: We haven't beaten a team outside of Northwestern in our last 10 games against Power 5 teams. We are literally 1-9 in the last 10. And you think we could win out?
|1 year 8 weeks ago||missing each other||
I think we are misunderstanding each other. I agree that a Michigan Man should be an ideal that we strive towards, you feel it should be a baseline for conduct, agreed. Where we differ, I think the Michigan Man was used as a justification for hiring Hoke, and the hire of Hoke by Brandon was nepotism/cronyism/good old boy networking at best. If Hoke hadn't been a Carr assistant in the past, with his resume, he would have never been seriously considered for the job, and that bothers me, and I feel that characteristic of hiring a coach that may be inferior but has Michigan ties needs to die today, and not a moment later. It will forever hold us back. I consider David Shaw to be a Michigan Man, even though he has no ties to the University of Michigan other than having taken over for a graduate and former player for the University. He is a Michigan Man because he strives to the ideals that we wish for our coaches to uphold. So you say tomato and I say tomatoe, but I think we are on the same page.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||To me it is severely flawed||
You severely limit your candidate pool by requiring a "Michigan Man" be the head coach. Bo Schembechler was not a Michigan Man, if anything he was a Buckeye. Fielding Yost was not a Michigan Man. Michigan was not good for so long because they had a Michigan Man coaching the team. They were good for so long because they had a great coach, that maximized potential, capable of cultivating assistant coaches and molding a team. Football has changed. You can't win and compete at the highest level by running the wing T or the veer. You can't simply say "This is how we do it because this is how we have always done it". You have to be flexible, your opponent knows you probably better than you know yourself. You have to self scout, you have to be innovative. And that goes for all sports, and that is why John Beilein, who wasn't a Michigan Man, is so successful. A Michigan Man as a criteria, is severely debilitating the ability of Michigan to be great. A Michigan Man should not be an entitlement, but something that is an ideal, a standard that we strive to attain, not a characteristic attached to attending the University, but a vision. I can accept that Michigan Man model, but not the one we currently hold that stinks of nepotism and good old boy networking.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||I literally||
literally LOL'd to this... thanks.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||why||
why is the btn2go app not working... can someone embed the presser?
|1 year 8 weeks ago||that sequence||
should tell you all you need to know about Hoke and staff. That was straight up out of Friday Night Lights. High school teams are more organized than this team.