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|1 day 8 hours ago||He's got two touchdown drives||
One against Kansas State in the 2013 bowl game and one against Minnesota. No, he hasn't looked good but the offense struggled for much of the last two years with Gardner so I wouldn't read too much into it.
I agree, though, that Ruddock is most likely the starter. However, I don't think Harbaugh is going to hesitate to play someone else if he thinks they'll play better.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Here you go||
What's interesting is that at least statistically Wilson seems to have regressed between 2009 and 2010 despite the fact that North Carolina State improved dramatically (going from 5-7 in 2009 to 9-4 in 2010).
He still made a hell of a jump in his only year in Madison.
|2 days 1 hour ago||You are absolutely correct||
In the season opener against Western, for instance, Cook was just 6 of 16 and MSU managed exactly one offensive touchdown (link) in a 26-13 win. In their next game against South Florida, they again managed only one offensive touchdown in a 21-6 win (link).
So yes, we were laughing at both Cook and the MSU offense. They started to turn it around after they lost to Notre Dame and although they still struggled occasionally (like in the 14-0 win over 1-11 Purdue) they nonetheless managed to put together a run I think any Michigan fan would have been happy with, culminating in a Rose Bowl win over Stanford.
|1 week 1 day ago||Wait until the price of oil goes up again||
Canadian stars will be on par with American stars, just like the dollar.
Although it would be more fitting if St-Juste was from Alberta.
|1 week 2 days ago||This is what I was thinking||
People were ready to give up on Alex Smith before Harbaugh got a hold of him. I don't if Harbaugh could have done the same thing for Cutler, but it would have been interesting to see had Harbaugh wound up in Chicago instead of San Francisco.
|1 week 3 days ago||Brady was drafted by the Expos||
Link. I don't know if he was ever considered a serious threat to make the majors, but apparently he was something of an athlete.
|1 week 3 days ago||Spammer sighting|
|1 week 4 days ago||There's probably an admissions deadline||
A kid doesn't have to sign at all.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Well, that's disturbing||
Probably not a good idea in the long run, either, but perhaps inevitable.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Paris? It's hard to go wrong||
Seriously. Nearly every little bistro or sidewalk cafe will serve good food. And they have to; Parisians have high standards.
About the only way you could go wrong would be to eat in a place that caters more or less exclusively to tourists. Particularly American tourists.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Let me be the first to get off your lawn||
And I'm firmly in middle age, for crying out loud.
|3 weeks 4 hours ago||Lebron is younger than Bird after 12 seasons in the NBA||
Lebron is only 30, but Larry Bird was 34 in his twelfth season. It's only four years but that has to be a factor as well.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||UNLV was 2-11 last year||
How relevant did you think it was going to be?
|3 weeks 5 days ago||The hell with the jacket||
I want that cell phone.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Michael Taylor?||
Do you mean someone else? Taylor never managed to get 1500 yards of total offense in a season.
|4 weeks 5 hours ago||Youth? I have a couple of friends in their forties||
Who have large tattoos on their chest similar to his.
Don't get me wrong, there's definitely something of a generational gap. I'm almost 50 and although tattoos don't bother me (with an occasional exception) they've also never really interested me, either.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||The only way to avoid this||
Is to dominate the game to the point where a blown call can't affect the outcome. That doesn't happen too often.
So yeah, it sucks, but there's not a lot you can do about it.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||They didn't actually fire Dan Devine||
He announced he was retiring/quitting before the season.
Poor bastard also had the misfortune of coaching at Green Bay in the seventies without being (or winning like) Vince Lombardi.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I agree completely BUT||
As a Lions fan I still want to punch the TV every time I hear his voice.
|6 weeks 1 hour ago||If Rudock or somebody else steps up at QB||
We have a good shot. If the starting QB is still struggling by the time the MSU game rolls around, we're in trouble.
If anybody can do something with the quarterbacks on the roster, though, it's Harbaugh.
|6 weeks 2 hours ago||You have to go back to Bennie Oosterbaan in 1948||
To find a Michigan coach who beat Michigan State in their first year. MSU wasn't even in the Big Ten then.
Michigan State should be a solid team next year and Harbaugh is just beginning to install his program, so unfortunately I wouldn't be surprised if MSU won.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||The number has a 734 area code||
So unless Urban Meyer lives in Washtenaw, Monroe or Wayne counties, Jim Harbaugh must be forwarding all of his calls to Urban Meyer.
Edit: Damn it, this was supposed to be a reply to RedGreene.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||The 5-4 record in games with kickoffs returned for a TD||
It's not that surprising. The more opportunities you have to return a kickoff, the more points your opponent is scoring. Take Tyrone Wheatley's return against Houston in 1992. Houston scored exactly once, so Michigan presumably had only two opportunities to return kickoffs.
The 41-5-1 record in games with punts returned for a TD is unsurprising for a similar reason. Every opportunity you have to return a punt is an opportunity your opponent didn't score.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I've done everything but mow the lawn||
On conference calls.
You do have to be careful that you're actually on mute, though.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Leach was a glorified running back||
More accurately, he was an option quarterback who started as a true freshman. By the end of his career he had improved his passing substantially, but it was pretty obvious he was never going to be QB in the NFL. (So he played major league baseball instead.)
More often than not Bo had a glorified running back playing under center. This included Leach, Denny Franklin, Steve Smith and Michael Taylor, who were all multi-year starters. Michigan didn't start producing NFL starters until the Gary Moeller era. (Grbac was the first and admittedly started a few games under Bo when Taylor was hurt.)
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Oh come on||
Hoke had six years of head coach experience and took two different teams to bowl games. He was clearly in over his head at Michigan but this is unfair.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||That may be true||
But the Dunaways may not see it that way. (Or the next recruit.)
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Carter Dunaway won't be here for over two years||
So I don't think it's unreasonable to ask people not to be dicks at his hello post.
While I think that "trusting the coach" can be a copout, at the same time it's ridiculous to criticize Harbaugh for recruiting someone that you don't like. Two years is a long time and lots of things could happen. Carter Dunaway could get injured and drop football, or decide to play somewhere else. Or he could develop into a legitimate four or five-star recruit.
I'd also add that even if an occasional player is a flyer I wouldn't be so concerned. The overall strength of Harbaugh's recruiting classes is going to determine his success at Michigan (along with how well he and his staff develop them). If a particular player does not pan out, but most of his teammates do, I'm not going to worry about it. It happened under Bo, it happens under Saban (why else would he use oversigning?) and it'll happen under Harbaugh.
This is not even remotely the equivalent of giving Carter Dunaway a participation trophy. This is Harbaugh getting a commitment from a kid who he thinks has a chance to be a good football player.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Trask didn't describe it well, but I don't think she's off track||
Let me list a few of the things I regard as ephemeral that I never want to hear about again:
|11 weeks 3 days ago||I got my first ISP account the week before Gary Moeller quit||
I followed the whole ugly story fairly closely on ESPN.
I had sporadic access to the Internet for 2-3 years prior to that. Primarily I used gopher and FTP, though.