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|6 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks, Jabrill||
Thanks for the memories and the often electrifying play. Good luck in the NFL. Get that money!
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Perhaps a B+ is more appropriate||
Jim doesn't have his own QB, and also that QB was pretty much injured for the biggest games this year. Also, the OL clearly is a notch below what is expected at Michigan, and has been for many years. Lack of a game-breaking RB -- though Evans may get there -- and WR has also hurt M. These things are on the previous regime.
That said, the staff went too conservative in the games we lost at critical times, and the playcalling and substitution patterns were head-scratching at times as well. Don Brown has also seemed to make some mistakes in big games, most notably changing scheme at the start of the Orange Bowl. Further, M still can't play well on the road in big games. Those things are on the staff.
So, as was said above, we can love our staff, but we can also think things need to get better. 10-3 is a nice record, but going to hell in our biggest games - and I include Iowa here -- is frustrating for sure. We'd be better off with a single OC and a more "clever" playcalling strategy. Still, we seem to fall back on the idea of "out-executing" our opponents at critical times, and we're not good enough to do that. It would be much more effective to put the players in situations where they can more easily succeed - as in, hey, let's run that sweep with our speed back instead of our bruiser.
In closing, why the hell can't we get Greg Frey back here from Indiana? I wouldn't be upset seeing Drevno hired away......
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Six-team playoff||
Six teams is the way to go....use two bowl games as the play-in round...there are a million of them anyway, and you can rotate who gets what like they are doing now.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||You said it...||
On the road against decent teams we suck. In the second half we suck b/c JH goes Lloyd and we lose intensity.
JH goes Lloyd......that's the issue in big games, especially on the road. I guess I can see why. We had an all-world defense this year, but if we tire 'em out, what good is it?
I wonder if he was this way at Stanford, or if he figures this is "the Michigan way". I sure hope he learns (or re-learns?) how to play to win in big-time games.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Dead-on||
Dead-on comment about this happening to (almost) every team once a year.
A road, night game. Unfamiliar environment. Seemed like a game where Michigan was down a notch in every facet, including play-calling. RS Soph QB, dinged up to boot. And we didn't get breaks, we had turnovers, and there was O'Neill.
A perfect storm, really, but at least we still control our fate.
It is frustrating though, that this team has been ass on the road for a decade or more.
Also, Brown seems like Durkin in important games. Scheme is off, can't stop the run. I would think Brown would be an upgrade, so it must be the Jimmies and Joes.
With better players, maybe this team doesn't lose road, night games in a couple years.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Tightness....||
This was so reminiscent of an old Bo/Carr game....the team is good, really good even, but once or twice a season, they lose a game they shouldn't lose. On both sides of the ball, everyone is down a notch, and it seems to affect the coaching staff as well. The game was coached tight and played tight. With everyone puckered, a fired-up opponent and some shitty officiating was what it took.
And, for the love of GOD, if your QB is obviously hampered by injury, why doesn't the backup get a sniff? Does he suck that bad....maybe so.
But, fuck, welcome to 10-2, maybe even 9-3. All the highs this year for fucking 9-3.
At least we had the highs, though.....
|15 weeks 5 days ago||New tagline||
"This is not boredom; this is porn..."
This should be the new tagline...it can't be, you know, but it should be.
|17 weeks 1 hour ago||Gunshy||
I wonder if Harbaugh became gunshy after the Speight INT......
|17 weeks 3 days ago||The only real concern||
The only real concern is injuries. Once Sparty figures out they can't win, they may decide that an attempt at ruining our run is the only option. Speight and Peppers in particular will have to be vigilant, but the OL and Lewis could also be significant targets.
It's so sad that we have to worry about cheap shots from a classless team.
|45 weeks 6 days ago||Go Jason Day||
I placed a head-to-head bet on Jason Day vs. Jordan for the final round. In his presser, Jordan looked wiped out, mentally and physically. It might not be pretty for him today.
|46 weeks 11 hours ago||Hey Delaney...||
"Hey Delaney, how does Sankey's ass taste?"
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Contentedness....||
What an enjoyable game to watch....a complete domination.
I especially like going for the long pass up 24-7 (or was it 31-7?) in the second half. I commented to my Dad that in the old days, Michigan would have sat on the lead, perhaps letting our opponent back in the game. Not any more!!
And seriously, what top recruit wouldn't want to play for this team, all other things being equal? JH was even showcasing players such as Houma for NFL scouts.
The quality of the Big Ten East, mostly that team in Columbus, is really the only roadblock. With apologies, the future's so bright, we gotta wear shades.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Eerily Silent||
Things are eerily silent about Hoke because Hoke blows at the P5 level.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||See ya....||
Michigan needs someone who is more able to game plan for our toughest games. He frickin' choked against OSU.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Coordinators||
So, as it stands we have:
A DC who either can't seem to gameplan effectively for the most important game of the year or was too distracted by the Maryland situation to put in full effort. A DC who was in charge of the worst defensive unit on the field all season. Seems like we shouldn't be too upset if he goes. But if he stays, what the hell can be done about it?
Also, we have an OC/OLine coach who presided over a run game that was actually worse than last year. We fired the guys in charge of that, so what does that leave us in the present situation? Not much, it seems.
Personnel-wise, impactful RBs/LBs/OL will not be falling from the sky (especially LBs), so it's more of the same next year. With our toughest games on the road. And our coaching at the coordinator level seems to leave a great deal to be desired.
Welcome to it, folks. 8-4 looks to be the ceiling next year, as that's assuming O'Korn approaches Rudock levels.
Maybe things will turn in a few years, but there's more waiting ahead.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Meant for a comment a while back....||
If we want to be elite, we need to be able to run the ball when we want, and we must be able to stop the run. Of course, we need an elite-level QB as well, but if we can't run at will and stop the run, our ceiling is below that elite Alabama/OSU type-level.
EDIT: this was meant for a comment up the thread.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||New name for DO++++||
First thought was DOX, to keep consistent with INX/BRX, etc. But PRO is much better.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||And why?||
And why did Michigan let Greg Frey get away again?
|1 year 14 weeks ago||You know...||
You know what's nice? Being able to talk about how we can be competitive with teams like OSU and Alabama. In previous years, it wasn't even a topic worthy of bringing up.
The coaching improvement is obvious. We just need the incoming talent - that combination will at least keep us in the top-10 discussion in the future.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Are you saying...||
Are you saying your toilet lacks courage?
|1 year 17 weeks ago||If that practice didn't||
If that practice didn't happen before MSU, it's sure not gonna happen now. We'll see a Northwestern/BYU type game plan.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||A. Flaming Couch would have||
A. Flaming Couch would have been perfect!
|1 year 19 weeks ago||The worst part is he's gone||
The worst part is he's gone for the 1st half vs. MSU. Ugh.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||It's Okay, Pep||
"It's okay, Pep, I got that pick-six for ya!!"
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Nothing like watching them touch the banner...||
There's nothing in sports pregame that comes CLOSE to watching the Wolverines take the field and touch the banner.....chills, always!!
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Positioned..||
Positioned behind the assy knoll.....
|1 year 21 weeks 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 year 21 weeks 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 year 21 weeks ago||Constructively....||
Fuck that fucking fuck.
Hope he appreciates the constructive criticism.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||BTN in 60||
Game is on BTN in 60 right now -- they just showed De'Veon's long TD run :)