"Jim's a tough guy and you can see his personality is all over this football team," Fitzgerald said.
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|6 days 5 hours ago||Positioned..||
Positioned behind the assy knoll.....
|1 week 3 hours ago||Snow piles||
We did the same thing with snow piles in the winter. I had to shovel the driveway to get my allowance, so I'd make the best of it, building up a huge pile on the side. Then take a handoff and dive right over....
|1 week 4 days ago||Michigan has to show it on the road, but Maryland is BAD!||
I think our offense sputters a bit on the road at night, with Rudock showing some nerves due to the environment.
Defense is dominant, though we give up 6-10. Perhaps a FG on the first Maryland drive and a FG or TD set up by a short field due to a turnover.
I have us winning 24-6 or 24-10.
|1 week 4 days ago||Constructively....||
Fuck that fucking fuck.
Hope he appreciates the constructive criticism.
|1 week 4 days ago||BTN in 60||
Game is on BTN in 60 right now -- they just showed De'Veon's long TD run :)
|1 week 5 days ago||Double fake||
Am I the only one wishing Harbaugh had kept that one a secret? Shoulda saved that one, I think....
|1 week 5 days ago||Totally....||
My thought was "why would you put that on film?"
|1 week 5 days ago||Absolutely||
Multiple upvotes if I could. You nailed it -- Rudock needs the work to improve decision-making and timing with receivers. He's getting better and needs to continue improving.....
|1 week 5 days ago||POS||
|1 week 5 days ago||Me too....||
So glad to be wrong. This was an ass-whooping. A gratifying, fun-to-watch, ass-whooping. Now go do this on the road!
|1 week 5 days ago||Upvoted||
Upvoted for the name -- and the comment, but mostly for the name.
|1 week 5 days ago||Eating Crow||
I am so happy to be wrong about this team. A very entertaining game to watch! Now, I'd *really* start believing if we can win against a decent squad on the road.
But, this crow is tasting good with a little spicy BBQ sauce ;)
|1 week 5 days ago||Count me in||
I am for sure damaged, hopefully not beyond repair, by the last several years of futility. M football Saturdays used to be the best time of the year. The last several years have been like watching a slow-motion train wreck, knowing there's going to be a crash, over and over again. So I stopped watching, for my sanity. I settled for watching on the DVR, hoping nothing would happen to put us on TWIS. But of course it happened often.
I can't even watch THIS game live. Used to be, we'd truck a team like this at home.
People say games like Michigan-Minnesota is a toss-up, and I shrug and agree. That's how far Michigan has to go.
I'm hoping that Jim stays around long enough to fix this and put us back on top where we belong. Oh, and freaking beat MSU most years and OSU (YTOSU) at more than a 50% rate.
Though we are still wandering aimlessly in the desert of suck, we are being led out by a man who might just be a genius. Here's to hoping that's true.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Anyone||
Anyone want a peanut?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Since 24-14 and 23-13 are taken.....||
Since 24-14 and 23-13 are taken, I'll go with a nonsense score of BYU 25 - Michigan 15.
Michigan will either score 7 on a defensive TD or get set up with a very short field by the D. Other than that, the run game will sputter against 8-9 in the box and Rudock will continue to misfire.
Michigan's D will keep it close for a half but then will feel the effects on being on the field too long.
It's seriously a case of "why can't we have nice things?"....Wisconsin got 5th year Russell Wilson and Michigan got a supposed take-care-of-the-ball, accurate "game manager" who neither takes care of the ball nor is accurate.
And before you get "that idea", I want to be dead wrong on this. I really, really do.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Not hate.||
That's too strong an emotion. It's more like frustration, as in, "why can't we have nice things?"
Also, it's highly unlikely Michigan gets to 8-4 with this level of QB play. It'll be 8-9 in the box all season.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Throwing on the run||
Yeah, he had a receiver wide open downfield in the 2nd half, but he was running right and knew he had no prayer of getting it there. Damn.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Green||
Green? Uh, nope....not to this point, anyway.
I agree about Isaac -- he can break the big run. I do like Smith's ability catching out of the backfield. With our QB situation, checkdowns will be the order of the day.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Accurate?||
Did you not see the receivers having to flip around and adjust their routes for even the simplest of completions? This cost valuable YAC and will be a serious problem against better defenses. That's not even considering the passes he flat out misfired on, giving the receivers no chance to catch them.
He did have a few nice completions in the right spot. But I would expect better from a 5th year guy who has had adequate time to work with his receivers. He was supposed to be accurate and consistent. Not yet, for sure. Hopefully it improves.....
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Bright spots: Defense and running game||
Defense and running game are pretty solid, and they would make Michigan a fringe top-25 team with just a decent QB. But, man, Rudock sucked throwing the ball today. Inaccuracy, late throws, and happy feet in the pocket make him look more like a FR/SO than a 5th year guy.
The good teams will stack the box and choke us out, and we're looking straight at 7-5 this year. Progress, I suppose, but we have the potential for better if not for the QB.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I log on and see State?||
Yeah, I know, it's content and all, but cumong, man. Get that odious pic off of our front page.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||MSU game looks to be mostly on Rudock||
As has been the case for several years, MSU will focus on stopping our run game. Rudock will need to play better than he has in the last two for us to have a chance. If we limit turnovers and hit a couple deep balls, the game will come down to the fourth quarter. If we get the Rudock from the last two games, then it'll be 27-10 or so.
MSU will score on our defense, so we'll need to have a good offensive day. For that, we need Rudock to be better than he was today.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||C'mon man....||
We were 5-7 last year...elite talent is not going to be busting down our door to play here, until we start heading in the right direction on the field. It's a harder sell right now.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||The Formula (TM)||
Recruit well. Develop players to be mentally and physically tough. Find a scheme that the players can execute well and that leads to schematic advantages over other teams. Develop a winner's attitude.
All else is less important.
|44 weeks 6 days ago||I also attended RPI||
I also went there. Certainly an interesting few years.
|45 weeks 10 hours ago||I think it'll take 11-5,||
I think it'll take 11-5, honestly. 10-6 may fall short.
|45 weeks 11 hours ago||I'll give it to the new guys on the OL||
The replacements on the OL have stepped it up, and it looks like Lombardi opened up the playbook....good results.
|45 weeks 13 hours ago||My guess is OL injuries and||
My guess is OL injuries and an OC that is wayyy too conservative. This offense used to be so dynamic, and part of that was because the OL was solid. Not so much this year. We're Jared Allen's b*tch right now....
|45 weeks 3 days ago||I just miss UFRs||
Yeah, I know it must be hell to do them, but I miss them when they're not done. One of the best parts of the site for me.
|45 weeks 4 days ago||By the way...||
What kind of name is Poon?