I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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- Karma value
- Transitioning away from a non-traditional offensive scheme
- Implementing a new defensive identity
- Playing a lot of young guys at key positions
- Competitive in games but not consistently dominant
- Defense-minded coach from the Lloyd/Mo and Saban/Tressel molds
|15 hours 51 min ago||I live in Atlanta and have||
I live in Atlanta and have been downtown during the SECCG a few times. Last time I went (2010 or 2011) I went to the parking garage near the Georgia dome and a lot of cars had words painted on them with that white stuff that people use to write on their windows.
I kid you not - at least a dozen cars had stuff like "SEC! SEC!" and "GO SEC!" written on them.
|16 hours 1 min ago||And LSU, A&M, and Georgia are||
And LSU, A&M, and Georgia are all overrated (plus, LSU beat Auburn). Auburn's resume is more impressive than OSU's, and would be boosted by a win over Missouri. That said, if there are two undefeated teams in major conferences, then it should go to them. If anything, FSU's record is less impressive than OSU. The ACC is as weak or weaker than the B1G this year.
|3 days 13 hours ago||That was one of the best OLs||
That was one of the best OLs in the B1G and Hyde had a lot of yac because he is huge. I am pretty sure I saw Ryan and Gedeon spying Miller at times but that would have also been where Ross could be a huge asset (not to take anything away from the guys that played).
In terms of scheme, I agree with stacking the box or at least playing closer to the line but you still run the risk of a big play if they get to the second level. Power spread teams are hard to defend when they have a good OL but they basically dominated the LOS and overpowered Michigan all game.
|3 days 18 hours ago||Great game by Devin and||
Great game by Devin and really the whole offense. Fitz did a better job of setting up his blocks and all of the backfield was better at hitting holes and picking up blocks.
Also, for all of those claiming that Devin had regressed, take a look at his numbers so far this year. He has 2960 pass yards on 60.3% with 21 TDs and 11 ints plus 483 rush yards and 11 TDs. That is #2 in the Michigan record books (371 behind Navarre for a single season) and he was playing hurt for the last 4 or 5 games. In the last six games he had 15 TDs and 3 or 4 turnovers.
If anything, he has improved from the beginning of the season, despite the rest of the offensive struggles.
|3 days 19 hours ago||Thanks to the MGoBlog staff||
Thanks to the MGoBlog staff and mods, and to the posters that remained humbly optimistic and sane.
For the past couple weeks I was not sure if "OSU is gonna blow us the fuck out" was some reverse psychology meme (if there is such a thing) or just typical hyperbole on a fan board.
|4 days 18 hours ago||Sort of OT but what are the||
Sort of OT but what are the chances UM recruits two QBs in 2015? It will be Bellomy's senior year and Morris will likely be a junior with Speight being either a RS freshman or a true sophomore, so it seems like depth could be an issue.
|4 days 18 hours ago||I was thinking it may be this||
I was thinking it may be this guy
|5 days 8 hours ago||I keep feeling like I should||
I keep feeling like I should be sucked into the hivemind of fans that think UM has no shot against OSU but I just don't see it. I don't see this defense giving up gobs of points and while I can see the offense struggling, their soft schedule pads the stats. For example, half of their sacks were against Cal, Purdue, and Illinois.
|1 week 14 hours ago||Dude, running the ball is not||
Dude, running the ball is not going to be a big part of their gameplan at all. They are going to use the MSU gameplan and try to carve up that 81st ranked pass defense (yes, I know the stats are skewed because so many teams play from behind).
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|1 week 1 day ago||Good for him. I have to||
Good for him.
I have to wonder: Does this suggest that McDowell probably won't be part of the class?
|1 week 1 day ago||The Tom Emanski of cfb!||
|1 week 2 days ago||Sorry, but David Shaw and||
Sorry, but David Shaw and Stanford are the most overrated and lucky team in the country. I also doubt he would leave for another job, but I have a feeling they are going to lose to ND and possibly the PACCG.
|1 week 6 days ago||Great write-up. It seems like||
Great write-up. It seems like OL and DL are among the hardest to project or rate which makes sense as there are very few that get great coaching, many are still developing physically, and a lot of the guys all play tackle in HS as they are the often the biggest and best from their respective talent pools.
I also counted 22 different schools that those 35 commited to, with Alabama, USC, and OSU each getting the most with 3. That is pretty good company given the records when they played, but noticeably absent are Stanford, Florida State, Wisconsin, Oregon, and Georgia.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||"Average weight gain for an||
"Average weight gain for an FBS college football athlete is around 5-10 lbs per year*"
Isn't this kind of a meaningless stat? A 165 lb CB putting on 10 pounds is probably a good thing but a 320 lb. OT adding 10 pounds is bad. It may average out to 5-10 pounds, but some guys are bulking and some trim down. I think Hoke has talked about holding bodyfat % and other measureables as more important, especially on the lines.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||How was yesterday not a||
How was yesterday not a confidence-builder? Not just positive rushing yards, but over 100 by two freshmen after two games of negative yardage. And while there were some dropped picks, UM has only turned the ball over once in the last 3 games.
The OL still struggled but UM adjusted and 3rd downs sucked but they had 2 critical 4th down conversions in the final regulation drive. There are now 3 fresh backs going into the final two games of the season. NW was a slumpbuster and probably Brady Hoke's biggest road win given the context of this season.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Absolutely||
Thank you for articulating an opinion I wish more fans shared. Yeah, no B1G Championship yet but this is not even close to the disaster that some people make it out to be. It is just what happens when the median or low end of expectations unfold.
But I don't understand how people can't be excited about the future with guys like Funchess and Butt breaking out, playing two true freshmen at RB almost exclusively, and an OL that hopefully had its collective floor against MSU and Nebraska. I can't help but be optimistic for the future of guys like Chesson (good WR and probably one of the best ST guys on the team) Willie Henry (Holy shit this DL is going to be crazy in the next couple years) JMFR3, Jarrod Wilson, etc.
Over 30 freshmen and sophomores have meaningful playing time this year and they all have shown talent. Yeah, the record has not been great but these are the growing pains of little depth and scheme change - not a catastrophe.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Yup||
This year there have been 9 games that started at 3:30 or later, the most in the last 10 years and maybe in school history (although they did play 8 last year).
|2 weeks 6 days ago||As long as Michigan beats||
As long as Michigan beats OSU, but a 9 win average with a good bowl record in the age of conference championships and playoffs suggests a few 7 and 8 win seasons. 10 wins on average is what made USC and Texas so impressive from 2001-2010.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Different Analogy||
I see it a bit differently. The best comparison I can make is to MSU about 5-6 years ago:
This is obviously not a bad thing if Michigan follows the same trajectory MSU has, especially if the talent is better.
2008-2012 is unlike anything recordwise in Michigan football since the 60s. And when you step back and look at how there have been 3 head coaches over the last 7 years, the record (49-36 and 2-2 in bowls) is still respectable given the changes.
UM has been terrible against MSU and OSU in that time, and the perception of the B1G has hurt, but I can't help but think about how close this team is to 8-1 or even better. Yeah, I get that the offense has looked bad and they could also be 3-6, but I can't help but think that with only 16 seniors and over 20 freshmen and sophomores contributing this year, there is no place to go but up.
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|2 weeks 6 days ago||He probably won't||
I really don't think he is going to major in engineering. It got him interested in Alabama and that is all they care about but I really don't believe that he will be majoring in civil engineering in two years.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Meh||
Oh well. Good luck, Mr. Hand.
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||Thanks for the writeup||
You say he can play any LB position, but do you think if he came to Michigan he would be more likely to play Mike or Will over Sam?
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Counter||
Have we seen any of the PA off this yet this season? I remember that being a great play in 2010 and with 8 guys attacking the LOS, I would have to think the matchup would be favorable with Funchess running a skinny post.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Bob Cole, NIU OC or Philip||
Bob Cole, NIU OC or Philip Montgomery, Baylor.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||The 6-6 record was in 2011||
The 6-6 record was in 2011 and EMU was 3-18 since, but yeah, after that record I thought he had them headed in the right direction.
|4 weeks 5 hours ago||Taylor||
Taylor right now is too small to play safety. All of the safeties on the roster are 200+ lbs. and Taylor is at least 15 pounds shy of that.
My guess is that one of Hill, Thomas, Clark, or Peppers should be able to win the job.