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|1 day 19 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.
|1 week 2 days ago||New name for DO++++||
First thought was DOX, to keep consistent with INX/BRX, etc. But PRO is much better.
|1 week 6 days ago||And why?||
And why did Michigan let Greg Frey get away again?
|2 weeks 23 hours 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.
|2 weeks 23 hours ago||Are you saying...||
Are you saying your toilet lacks courage?
|4 weeks 2 days 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.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||A. Flaming Couch would have||
A. Flaming Couch would have been perfect!
|7 weeks 1 day ago||The worst part is he's gone||
The worst part is he's gone for the 1st half vs. MSU. Ugh.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||It's Okay, Pep||
"It's okay, Pep, I got that pick-six for ya!!"
|7 weeks 1 day 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!!
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Positioned..||
Positioned behind the assy knoll.....
|8 weeks 3 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....
|9 weeks 23 hours 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.
|9 weeks 23 hours ago||Constructively....||
Fuck that fucking fuck.
Hope he appreciates the constructive criticism.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||BTN in 60||
Game is on BTN in 60 right now -- they just showed De'Veon's long TD run :)
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Double fake||
Am I the only one wishing Harbaugh had kept that one a secret? Shoulda saved that one, I think....
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Totally....||
My thought was "why would you put that on film?"
|9 weeks 1 day 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.....
|9 weeks 1 day ago||POS||
|9 weeks 1 day 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!
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Upvoted||
Upvoted for the name -- and the comment, but mostly for the name.
|9 weeks 1 day 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 ;)
|9 weeks 2 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.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Anyone||
Anyone want a peanut?
|10 weeks 13 hours 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.
|10 weeks 1 day 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.
|10 weeks 1 day 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.
|10 weeks 1 day 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.
|10 weeks 1 day 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.....
|10 weeks 1 day 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.