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|2 days 18 hours ago||Florida lsu has more national||
Florida lsu has more national appeal and could easily also be a top 15 matchup. My guess is college GameDay goes there and then goes to either michigan/osu or msu/osu later in the year based on who wins the game. But it doesn't really matter if we don't beat northwestern and pat Fitzgerald is a good coach coming in with a really confident team so I'm not counting any chickens yet.
|2 days 18 hours ago||Florida will and probably||
Florida will and probably should jump us in the polls, they are still undefeated and that counts for something. I think this is the week msu drops to 3 or 4 but they will still be top 5 when they ce to Ann Arbor because Rutgers isn't gonna beat them.
Next week is when we will really see what this team can do this year. First actually good defense since Utah. Play well against that defense and 2 or 3 losses is the new bar. The offense looks like it did against Utah and 9 wins seems to be about the ceiling again.
|1 week 13 hours ago||Who are there 4 losses? Lets||
Who are there 4 losses? Lets say we beat them (I think a lot of people are over confident, there DL scares me and I think forces Rudock into some bad turnovers) and OSU wins. That gives them 2 losses. You really believe they will lose 2 of
The only even close games on that schedule would be Nebraska and Penn State and Nebraska hasn't looked very good and Penn State still gave up 8 sacks to Temple. Even if Indiana somehow won (they won't) I still don't see them getting to 4 losses. It just isn't happening to what is still a top 20 team.
|1 week 20 hours ago||Wasn't Bo's coaching tree||
Wasn't Bo's coaching tree pretty terrible? Carr had never been a head coach anywhere and Gary Moeller had failed at Illinois. Doesn't sound like there was much of a successful tree to chose from.
|1 week 2 days ago||I wasn't a fan of rudock for||
I wasn't a fan of rudock for the first three games and am happy to be wrong. But those statements weren't wrong about his first three games. He played great yesterday and here's to hoping that's what he looks like for the rest of the year.
|1 week 3 days ago||This team is a lot like his||
This team is a lot like his Michigan teams. Put up a lot of points with some defensive warning signs against bad teams and show up small time in the big games before scoring a little late to make it look closer at the end then the game was.
|1 week 3 days ago||Glad to see RR took care of||
Glad to see RR took care of that defense thing. Today has been all about teams blowing leads in astonishing ways. Good to see utah doing well though.
|1 week 3 days ago||I was wrong about this game||
I was wrong about this game and it's awesome.
|1 week 4 days ago||Lol didn't realize pointing||
Lol didn't realize pointing out the UCLA is a better team than Michigan this year and that BYU played them to a virtual draw a week ago while our offesne sputtered in the second half against UNLV isn't inspiring me to jump to BYU is over rated and we are going to stomp them meant I didn't root for Michigan.
Michigan should win this game but I don't think BYU is over rated and Rudock has been actually bad this year. Not just a dissapointing average but a poor qb. Hope he turns it around gets back to the average he should be but since he hasn't shown it yet I'm not expecting it to suddenly happen against the best defense we've played in the last three weeks.
|1 week 4 days ago||I don't get why people||
I don't get why people dislike the you suck chant but are cool with and support Hockey chanting just a stream of profanities. Which you can't even claim is clever since it was stolen from Cornell.
Also the mud bowl has been a joke for a few years. Since SAE got kicked out of IFC they could only play other non IFC 'frats' so greek life cared way less, way less people turned out and the sororities playing there also stopped.
|1 week 4 days ago||Ah yes that 1 pt loss in a||
Ah yes that 1 pt loss in a game they led for most of the game on the road against a better team than Michigan clearly would lead you to believe this. Sure if Jake Rudock wasn't a turd then you could argue that without the 3 picks the game woulnd't have been close. But since Josh Rosen has looked better than Rudock this year I'm not sure why you would think he would outplay that line against the same defense.
Then you have the fact that UCLA has better receivers, a better rb, and probably a better o-line than michigan and the fact that myles jack is better than anyone on our defense and I'm not really sure where that overwhelming confidence comes from. We might win, but its way closer to toss up than it is to Michigan winning in dominant fashion.
|1 week 6 days ago||Yeah that failed 3rd and||
Yeah that failed 3rd and short briand clipped looked exactly like the failed 4th down from Utah and Smith made the same mistake of not following his blocker to the outside for an easy gain. The reason I think he doesn't do this is because he doesn't have the speed to get outside before the defense gets through the hole. It makes me think we shouldn't call that play for Smith but its also the reason Smith will never get above above average as a running back. If you can't cut and outrun a guy you are limited to about 10 yard run maximums if things are blocked correctly, 5 yards if they aren't. That isn't a good maximum to have.
|1 week 6 days ago||Its actually a really easy||
Its actually a really easy schedule, we just aren't very good.
|1 week 6 days ago||Yeah your opinion of Rudock||
Yeah your opinion of Rudock tracks with mine. He should have had a good game against Utah, their secondary is trash and run d was their specialty and he didn't play well. He hasn't just not been good, he has been bad and will cost this team more wins than just Utah if he keeps playing this way.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Obviously this blog isn't bad||
Obviously this blog isn't bad but everyone has blind spots and this year it seems like this blogs is defending rudock because he is the best option not because he is good. If Devin gardner of last year is on this team nothing is different.
We saw what happened to our offense when the running game didn't work and it's not pretty. Nothing in the last two games suggests rudock will be able to move the ball when the running game doesn't work and that means losing to any good team. Seems like rudock has very little upside.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||It's not suprising Harbaugh||
It's not suprising Harbaugh defends his guy. He clearly doesn't think there is a better option and wants to keep criticism from the outside down and confidence up. 5 interceptions through 3 games is bad any way you slice it.
The writer of this blog have no real incentive to defend what can only be seen as a really bad performance against a really bad team
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Man the writers of this blog||
Man the writers of this blog are in the tank for rudock. Swirling winds aren't what cause late throws and missed 5 yard passes to the flat. Defense looked good, we will know a lot more about this team after byu. Still don't really know anything.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Rudock was bad today, he goes||
Rudock was bad today, he goes through his progressions too slowly, is late on a late of throws, is a hesitant decision maker and can't throw the deep ball worth a damn. I'm not super concerned about the OL because it is almost impossible to generate consistent push with both safeties in the box and no team with any talent is going to worry about getting beat over the top.
It's pathetic and as long as Rudock is our starting qb we have no chance against any above average team. Rudock may make us less likely to lose to bad teams but he gives us zero to no shot against the good ones.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Thats stupid. Beilein came||
Thats stupid. Beilein came to Michigan from WVU partly because he didn't feel he could get good enough players to actually win at WVU. Recruiting matters, being a good coach is great, being a good coach with more talented players than your opponent is even better.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||2 Jakes one butt is what I||
2 Jakes one butt is what I say to myself whenever butt catches a pass and it's wonderful.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||So my sec team is Georgia||
So my sec team is Georgia because of the girlfriends family and watching Chubb run is so amazing. The play that starts at about 0:47 of this highlight is literally a textbook definition of creating your own blocks that we never see a rb do. Just beautiful stuff.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I'm just glad that the switch||
I'm just glad that the switch back happened while still with addidas so it could put to bed the fucking stupid idea that Nike owned the color maize and it wasnt the AD letting it happen.
Also it is too early to judge helmet stickers, the helmet obviously won't look cluttered with 3 stickers, it is when Wormley or Butt has like 18 of them it will be an issue.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Smith ran great and he||
Smith ran great and he deserves the majority of the touches but we need a guy who can take a run longer than 10 yards.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Tennessee looks pretty good.||
Tennessee looks pretty good.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Rudock just isn't very good.||
Rudock just isn't very good. You don't lose your starting job at Iowa just because of a bad OC. If he can be mediocre it is still ok but the optimism from the off season is gone in terms of his taking a step forward playing on a better team. He is who is and it isn't very good.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah the Lb's don't look good||
Yeah the Lb's don't look good at all, only negative takeawy really. Hope Lewis comes back healthy soon.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Guys I dont think the big ten||
Guys I dont think the big ten is very good this year...
|3 weeks 3 days ago||The fact that Georgia hasn't||
The fact that Georgia hasn't won any national championships is a huge indictment of Richt as an actual coach. Just so much talent every year. When that job opens up it is going to be so interesting, they make the right here and they can dominate. Athens is a great college town, towns of in state talent and no real in state rival for it, SEC, etc.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||We haven't only won like 3||
We haven't only won like 3 games in the previous two years. Let's not overstate this job either.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I feel no different about||
I feel no different about this season than I did, 8-4 is the most likely outcome, but we are going to look back at the Utah game as a missed opportunity against a not good team.