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|5 hours 50 min ago||I am actually shocked Clark||
I am actually shocked Clark is a "faux commit" (under Hoke policy he is not but hasn't officially decommitted). Thought he'd be the first off the line or second after Roseboro.
|5 hours 52 min ago||What were the lines in 08 and||
What were the lines in 08 and 09 - those teams were much more like 2014 then 13, 12, 11.
|5 hours 55 min ago||I am rooting against San Fran||
I am rooting against San Fran only to the point they just miss the playoffs. Some heartbreaking (lol) wins the past few weeks like beating NO in a game it looked like NO was going to win.
It looks like Seattle has finally exited their post SB win funk so I expect loser of AZ/SEA to get 1 wild car spot. Unfortunately you cannot rely on DET to do anything right in pro football so assuming GB wins the north, and then either PHI or DAL win the East. So its basically going to be DET v loser of PHI/DAL v SF for that last WC spot. SF is on a 3 game winning streak and DET a 2 game losing streak. SF schedule firms up from here while DETs gets easier.
So I am more rooting for PHI, DAL, DET than rooting against SF but I wouldnt mind a fluky loss here or there to give breathing room. Not that it will change "the decision" but allow for said decision to happen in first week of January one way or the other.
|6 hours 1 min ago||To OP. I wrote quite a bit||
To OP. I wrote quite a bit about Aranda in a Gary Anderson CC in diaries (not sure if you read that or not) - he is doing a heck of a job at Wiscy with major turnover there (only 3 returning starters this year) and did the same in his 1 year at utah State. Too much of a reach as a HC but I will be watching him closely as he looks like a guy who will be a mid major HC very soon and if he had a good 3 year tenure there I expect him to be a very hot HC commodity in the Big 5 conferences. If I was a Cincy or Tulsa type program and had an opening I'd go grab him or Herman or Norvell or one of these types. There was a nice writeup on him over at Fox sports about 10 days ago, worth the read - he has a lot of very positive intangibles to go along with his results.
|12 hours 23 min ago||I think someone posted the||
I think someone posted the other day the combined winning % of all of Marshall's opponents is like .380. I had Marshall and CSU in my projections the past few weeks but it seems the committee is not buying the stock. At least CSU has 1-2 legit opponents and beat 1 Power 5 team, Marshall has not.
|13 hours 39 min ago||this should end well.||
this should end well.
|13 hours 40 min ago||He is going to be one long||
He is going to be one long a$$ interim.
|16 hours 36 min ago||You say goodbye... I say||
You say goodbye... I say hello...
|1 day 1 hour ago||Butt is horridly||
Butt is horridly underutilized. Right now he is the best pass catcher on the team with the best hands - I can count 2 drops all year off memory. That's a good half for Funchess. Was nice to see him actually get 4ish targets today - should have been a primary target from game 4 this year. Usually a QB goes to his TE to get bailed out. His sideline catch today was one of the best in the Big 10 this year and got lost in this shitfest.
I agree with the guy above about Funchess. The guy does not have "dawg" in him. He is facing subpar athletes most weeks that he should be dominating - I mean Indiana, Maryland, Rutgers type defensive players. He is not separating even from them. He is not playing SEC type DBs or hell OSU and MSU every week. Yes Devin is not a great thrower but he seems to have checked out to the NFL post the Utah game. He does not have 1 elite skill - not super fast, not a super route runner, not a super catcher, and a very bad blocker. So I am not sure what he is going to do in the NFL - he will be a slow WR (I dont care what his 40 time is, watch the game) vs elite NFL CB speed or a TE who wants zero to do with blocking and has alligator arms in the middle of the field. Don't want to wreck the kid because I feel like I am but if I didnt see the mocks and just watched him this year I'd have a 7th round type of view of him, and it would all be based on taking a chance based on him due to height and hoping he was so ruiined by his college coaching that a jewel is hiding underneath there.
I am sure some team will take him high due to measurables but you put Chris Spielman's heart and moxie into Funchess and you have a beast. But you don't and I am worried for his NFL future. He seemed an unwilling blocker from day 1 and that speaks to something - UM WRs used to be renown for blocking.
|1 day 1 hour ago||If UM hires Charlie Weiss||
If UM hires Charlie Weiss I'll agree.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Full enema needed. Coming||
Full enema needed. Coming into the season I though Heck was our best position coach but damn everyone is dropping balls now from Funch to Darboh to Canteen - Chesson has disappeared. Yes the QB is an issue but he is delivering some balls that are just plain being dropped - repeatedly. And aside from Chesson they block terribly. And many seem to be running bad routes.
Manning for the swag I guess.
But really we dont see what goes on day to day behind the scenes, and the new coach will bring in whatever guys he wants. Who deserves to stick around? Very few if any.
Another reason to hope for Harbaugh is he doesnt do favorites, grandfathering or any of these things Hoke is doing. If you don't perform you will be gone within a year or two max. He has stated himself you cannot have a single weak link on your staff. It's not a place to park long time servants to the university - they can go do what DeBord is doing or go fill the staff in the AD that has grown (via cost) by 70% in 4 years.
Cheating players of their full potential has to end.
|1 day 5 hours ago||IMO those are the 2 best||
IMO those are the 2 best uniforms/color schemes in the college game next to our home unis. Have thought so for a long time.
|1 day 5 hours ago||It's all become so repetative||
It's all become so repetative and exhausting. Like Groundhog Day, it's just variations of the same game over and over.
UM football needs a full enema.
Truly frightening to me that if the Darboh catch was not screwed up by the refs vs Rutgers, and Norfleet punt return for TD was not called back (both bad calls), and UM won those 2 games we'd be 7-4 headed to OSU and a good portion of people would say that's good enough for another year.
This is not a coach or staff that will beat OSU and MSU repeatedly in the next 10 years if given that. Wins and losses in a conference with 2-3 legit teams and so many frauds is not a good measure of this team. So many timeouts had to be callled today just to get the right players on the field, we didnt have any at the end of the 2nd half. So many of the little things are wrong with this team that some would have been willing to overlook by beating a bunch of Big 10 frauds (who get destroyed by Wiscy, OSU, and MSU) and App State and Miami OH.
|1 day 6 hours ago||Winning is just a statistic||
Winning is just a statistic
|1 day 6 hours ago||Well its horrible - but at||
Well its horrible - but at least makes Hackett's decision crystal clear. There are still somehow holdouts for Hoke after a season when it was over by game 5. Amazingly.
|1 day 7 hours ago||2014.||
|1 day 10 hours ago||Looks the 23,000 folks from||
Looks the 23,000 folks from Delano Hill's extended family did not show up.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Apologies. I saw it as 288.||
Apologies. I saw it as 288.
|1 day 10 hours ago||hat tip to Minnesota.||
hat tip to Minnesota. Completely 1 dimensional team but they are a very tough out (for big 10 teams).
|1 day 10 hours ago||Coleman almost has back to||
Coleman almost has back to back 300 yard games.
|1 day 10 hours ago||James Franklin's tears taste||
James Franklin's tears taste like a bad bowl.
|1 day 10 hours ago||P00I 14-13 with Illinois||
P00I 14-13 with Illinois driving in last minute.
|1 day 10 hours ago||If you retain Hoke after a||
If you retain Hoke after a 6-6 regular season with wins over Miami OH, App State, a broken NW, a broken PSU, a fraud Maryland who has lost by 30-50 to MSU OSU Wiscy, and Indiana on its 19th QB Michigan deserves everything it will be getting. You lose not only the 15 class but the 16 class and the attendence today will be seen repeatedly next year. This season was over the first week of October. It would be ridiculous. Younger teams are/were in playoff contention in Columbus and Phoenix (7 seniors on their 2 deep). The team can't even stay close to anyone with a heartbeat, it cannot win a road game against anyone even mildly above average, and it's created massive apathy for even many diehards.
And you are going to even consider bringing back this crew that will open next year @Utah with a brand new QB and a dangerous game 4 vs BYU which has all the hallmarks of Utah this year with a much more dangerous dual threat QB? You face a real threat (>90%) of next year starting 2-2 with almost any coach and your season will again be over by week 5 two years in a row.
If you choose that, you get everything you deserve.
Also in the press release it was made clear Hackett was not a long term solution. If he is backtracking now that tells me a lot. I don't want a low key David Brandon.
|1 day 10 hours ago||nm||
|1 day 11 hours ago||Quirky things can happen in||
Quirky things can happen in any 1 week. That's CFB.
Georgia beat Missouri 34-0.
|1 day 13 hours ago||looks like half e,pty or||
looks like half e,pty or worse (Purdue/Ill) stadiums all over Big 10 country.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Read the title and thought it||
Read the title and thought it was a mod posting about the 100,000th thread on MGo msg board.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Somewhere Bo Pelini is||
Somewhere Bo Pelini is agitated
|2 days 12 hours ago||There are a lot of||
There are a lot of similarities out there with the Stoops and Gundys (and to a lesser degree Bo P and his cat) to Carr and Fulmer. You have a certain level of success but fans do expect more once they get a taste. Of course once you remove a coach like you just never know what the outcome may be.
If Gundy leaves I will be interested in who they tab to replace him. OK State is not Oklahoma Nebraska Michigan or Tennessee. Of course those brands mean a bit less in a the more modern "flat" NCAA and success by Baylor TCU and KSU in that conference alone show that. But do they go get a big dog with Pickens money or do they have difficult attracting said dog. Could be a lot of dominoes of interest falling if UF goes and gets Gundy and Pickens is unleashed on the coaching carousel. Can we imagine a scenario of Les going back to OK State for more money than LSU ;)
The Pickens quote was very similar to what Ross said to the WSJ about Brandon/the AD job a week before he was punted. So he might very well be out the door, even if not to UF.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Not down or anything myself||
Not down or anything myself but was hoping to see more out of Chatman. He is a top 30 recruit and a similar guy like GR3 came in and put up double digits immediately (including 21 in his second game). We do need a 4th wheel and Chatman was the likely candidate. Right now he is 3-16 for the season.
Nik and Zak came in and had modest roles as frosh - basically come in and shoot the rock well - they seemed to at least know where to be while Kam seems to be struggling.
His ranking is similar to Blackmon who is only 3 games in and would NOT start for UM (amazingly) due to Caris blocking him but with how JB is being forced to go to essentially a 3 guard lineup (with Spike) would be logging huge minutes I estimate.
It's early but fergodsakes Blackmon might be a 1 and done. FG% 57%(!) 3 PT FG% (61!!) , FT% (90%!), 23.3 pts over 3 games and 5 rebounds to boot for a guard. Damn. This one is gonna sting.
Fun fact - Walton played all 40 minutes yesterday. Caris and Zak 38. Another reason we need secondary players to produce is these 3 guys are going to be worn down, despite their added bulk, conditioning etc - it just happens. If you play 31-32 a night v 38+ it will add up over a season. Our biggest stretch of tough games is late Jan thru late Feb and if these guys are being forced to play 37-38 min a night all year (even for games like U of D) it's going to be rough on them.
Going to give it a month and re-assess the freshmen. I am sure all of these guys are going to be better but I'd like to see 1-2 of these new guys to show a very high ceiling in case we lose more than just Levert early for next year. All these 2015 recruiting misses have been upsetting so we need some of these guys to show something more than functional role player by January.