"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
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- 0 offensive playmakers? I count 3: Rudock Peppers Butt... say that 3 times fast!
- Massive injury problems? Ryan Glasgow is a significant injury, I'll give you that... Ojemudia... also an impact but if RJS remains healthy it's not a big drop. Who else? Possibly Dymonte Thomas. MASSIVE is not an accurate descriptor. I have no data, but I'll guess at least half of FBS teams are worse off w/injuries to starters.
- want them
- have a shot at deserving them
|3 days 4 hours ago||Also 13 year old self at that game...||
We were sitting in Section 8, row 83... waaay up there, but it was the perfect angle to see the throw. As soon as it left Harbaugh's hands everyone in the section stood in anticipation of the inevitable completion.
Kolesar had his man beat easily and was streaking under the pass to meet the ball. I raised my arms overhead in excitement because I knew it was going to be a completion at the height of the throw...
Not sure I'd have that same unshakeable faith had I known that Kolesar couldn't see a damn thing! Wow.
|1 week 5 days ago||Are you kidding?||
|1 week 5 days ago||yep||
I think you have to consider Chesson a playmaker. He's likely going to have himself a pro career if he can continue to improve his ball skills and body control.
|1 week 6 days ago||Whoa Nelly!||
I think you're getting a little over dramatic...
That said, I find it unlikely that we'll win the B1G... but dammit, I'll HOPE we do.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||No, we put in||
No, we put in the guy who passes like he's punting.
Devin had been practicing as a receiver for some weeks and so wasn't deemed better than the arm punter to get some qb time after Denard went down.
It was awful.
It was my 40th birthday.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Huge turnaround 3 more wins||
Huge turnaround 3 more wins does not make.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||The whole team in your||
The whole team in your shorts?
You are too easy Boner!
|11 weeks 1 day ago||I was on my way to posting||
I was on my way to posting similar sentiments.
Totally agree... it's an excuse to play with the baggy jerseys hanging low.
But I wouldn't be surprised if the subtlety of these obnoxious shorts was missed and the negative feedback undermines the strategy.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||agree||
I saw this over and over. Smith practically coming to a stop at the line.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||drunk humor||
Finally got back to this. Late night drunk humor really needs a sympathetic audience! Don't you all sort by ''Hot'' posts? It clearly indicated we were in 2nd place behind OSU-VT live blog.
Next time I'll post on Steve Sarkisian's blog on Saturday nights for a more sympathetic audience.
Came away from this one fairly unscathed although I gotta say, that Michael Jordan gif really hurt!
|11 weeks 4 days ago||useless facts||
facts cannot withstand the power of misconception.
that and we still got outscored on our board!
|12 weeks 2 hours ago||Yes||
Clearly the best talent we've had in the def. backfield in a looong time. Can't wait to see him play again. A lot to learn still, but already a difference maker.
There were plays in the second half out in the flat where in the span of a few pico-seconds, I went from thinking we were in trouble to realizing that it was #5 closing on the ball to realizing it was about to be a tackle and that I was elated. All while Peppers was still 3 yards away from making said tackle in the open field.
|12 weeks 2 hours ago||repetition for memory||
Now you won't so easily forget that name when you hear it later in the context of accolades.
Peppers and others may have let him loose at times, but that kid made some plays on his own.
|12 weeks 3 hours ago||Dude...||
You're definitely the negative end of the opinion curve for Peppers. Not sure why. Yes, he could have been in better position on some plays... that puts him in same category as most of the team.
He has already made more spectacular and impactful plays in this one game than a couple current upper classmen multi-year 'solid' starters have in their entire careers.
Perhaps your expectations are a bit out of position?
|12 weeks 3 hours ago||Fantastic plays||
He made fantastic plays in the flat, out on bubble screens, behind the line of scrimmage. I don't care how mediocre you think his pass coverage may have been downfield... Peppers was hands-down the best athlete making the most fantastic plays of the game. If you can't see that, it's time for some new glasses!
I haven't seen open field tackles like that in a long time. Even when he didn't get the tackle, he's the reason several plays were busted. His ability to beat blocks in run support or on bubble screens was uncanny.
You do realize he was wearing #5, yes?
|35 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed regarding legends jerseys||
Those didn't work out too well.
Obviously, retiring numbers leads to a point where you just have to stop, or run out of numbers. Players would have to start wearing letters, or perhaps decimal places would be allowed... 98.1, 98.2
Legends jerseys are the opposite of retiring jerseys... I'm amazed Brian liked these because if there's one thing that epitomized teh Brandon era and 'Branding' Michigan, it's the Legends jerseys. Piped in nostalgia.
I'm glad to see that's gone... let the kids earn laurels for their own numbers. If only Devin could have stayed Seven, maybe he would have somehow been immune to the year by year decline.
Sure, put banners up, hang jerseys or just know that a few numbers are special and try to give them to the guys that
Good bye legends jerseys! Woooo!
Oh yeah.. and I like helmet stickers given I really arrived into my Michigan fandom in the 80's, but smaller might be better.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||if this is a problem now||
If this is a problem now, why wasn't it a problem when he was ready to sign NLI with UCLA?
Seems petty to bring that up now. Just sayin'
|1 year 4 weeks ago||No||
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Exactly||
|1 year 4 weeks ago||You're an ass||
Or if you're not always an ass, you had a good day off ass practice.
Maybe a player or two asked for these #'s. Like Funchess for #1. You cannot blame them for wanting that. But please go take your machismo ignorance to another fanbase. These are kids trying to play football and in most cases with the legacy jerseys, being assigned numbers they didn't ask for.
Who the hell are you to question any college kids worthiness for their jersey?
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Good play or bad play||
To me, it's never had anything to do with how good or bad the players are playing. It's flat-out unfair to them (IMO). Let them make their own legacy with their own number!
Again... never liked the legends jersey idea from the get go. Even if we were undefeated with 3 All Americans and a heisman candidate on either side of the ball, this was a crappy idea.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Phone formatting||
1 big paragraph was not the intent. Can't seem to edit it either from phone.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Style influences odds||
We have no big plays. Our only big play threat is Funchess.
The result is an offense that causes defenses to bend without breaking.
Borges offense had volatility which by nature includes the positive extremes.
This offense was built to do exactly what it's doing.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||just saw this||
Just saw Django Unchained. was watching the credits roll, missed quite a few, but by chance saw Jarrod Bunch's name come up. I thought hey... how many Jarrod Bunch's can there be? Googled it and IMDB came up confirming it's Michigan's J.B.
Way to go Jarrod! Good luck to you and your acting career. Pretty cool to see you get the last face shot of the movie. Yep, I'm going with the naive belief that you did in fact post a response back in March of 2013... after all, the link was legit.
I went to quite a few games back in the day when you played. You and Leroy were thunder and thunder in the biggest, most athletic backfield I can remember in Ann Arbor.
Peace! This time break a leg in the Hollywood kind of way.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||10 point swing||
I know we had a 10-point swing in our favor. Oregon drove the ball for what was damn near the entire first quarter, only to stall inside the 10. They attempted a chip-shot field goal which we blocked and returned for a TD.
It was an awesome turnabout , but at the same time I'm thinking our defense is going to get gassed. I was there - it was a hot day and our D had just spent 10 minutes getting pushed down the field.
The offense never really got into any kind of rhythm until the second half for sitting on the bench the entire first quarter.
They may have scored 21 points due to special teams, but we hung 10 on them there. I still remember the defense not being able to get off the field as the reason why we lost. If the game had been 5 quarters long however... the game was ours!
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Accuracy||
You can't distill it down to one skill, but far and away one of the most important skills for a QB is accuracy. I don't think there's any doubt who's got the stronger arm between Henne and Brady.
Continuing with accuracy... rarely in Michigans big games did Henne show much accuracy... quite the opposite. It seemed like he just got too uptight against OSU and in the Rose Bowl against USC. Yeah, the opponents talent had something to do with it, but there were more missed wide open throws in those games than we'd usually see out of Henne.
Nice wins against Penn St and MSU, but honestly, those really weren't the big games '04 to '07. OSU and the Rose Bowl.
Henne has had a fine NFL career for his talent level. Big arm, inconsistent accuracy and decision making. Prone to getting uptight in a tough game against the best competition (not always, just often).
I hope he lasts another 7 years with his health and some more quality games.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||At least||
At least I got to update my DISH password. Now I'll remember next time :)
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Thanks||
Thanks for the link, but it doesn't help my problem - I don't have any of the channels on my DISH subscription, was hoping to find it somewhere online for free.
Seems I keep paying more and more for cable/satellite but get less and less content.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||online||
Any idea where I can watch this on internet?
|1 year 37 weeks ago||I beg to differ||
He was never decent or anything close.