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|6 weeks 1 day 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.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Eerily Silent||
Things are eerily silent about Hoke because Hoke blows at the P5 level.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||See ya....||
Michigan needs someone who is more able to game plan for our toughest games. He frickin' choked against OSU.
|10 weeks 5 days 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.
|11 weeks 7 hours 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.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||New name for DO++++||
First thought was DOX, to keep consistent with INX/BRX, etc. But PRO is much better.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||And why?||
And why did Michigan let Greg Frey get away again?
|12 weeks 6 days 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.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Are you saying...||
Are you saying your toilet lacks courage?
|15 weeks 1 day 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.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||A. Flaming Couch would have||
A. Flaming Couch would have been perfect!
|18 weeks 8 hours ago||The worst part is he's gone||
The worst part is he's gone for the 1st half vs. MSU. Ugh.
|18 weeks 9 hours ago||It's Okay, Pep||
"It's okay, Pep, I got that pick-six for ya!!"
|18 weeks 10 hours 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!!
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Positioned..||
Positioned behind the assy knoll.....
|19 weeks 2 days 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....
|19 weeks 6 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.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Constructively....||
Fuck that fucking fuck.
Hope he appreciates the constructive criticism.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||BTN in 60||
Game is on BTN in 60 right now -- they just showed De'Veon's long TD run :)
|20 weeks 2 hours ago||Double fake||
Am I the only one wishing Harbaugh had kept that one a secret? Shoulda saved that one, I think....
|20 weeks 2 hours ago||Totally....||
My thought was "why would you put that on film?"
|20 weeks 2 hours 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.....
|20 weeks 3 hours ago||POS||
|20 weeks 4 hours 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!
|20 weeks 4 hours ago||Upvoted||
Upvoted for the name -- and the comment, but mostly for the name.
|20 weeks 4 hours 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 ;)
|20 weeks 12 hours 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.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Anyone||
Anyone want a peanut?
|20 weeks 6 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.
|21 weeks 2 hours 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.