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|4 days 19 hours ago||His impact on field position||
His impact on field position alone probably added at least four points a game. I do think he was overhyped as an undersized lb however if UM wins in Columbus, the media would be talking about how he and the Michigan D shut down OSU on the road.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Losing to Iowa doesn't kill||
Losing to Iowa doesn't kill the chance for a conference title. Losing to OSU likely means we are talking about roster projections by Monday.
My point is that as good of a coach as he is, beating OSU and winning championships are the expectations if you are the highest paid coach in the country.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||If Harbaugh is the highest||
If Harbaugh is the highest paid coach in the country then he should beat this OSU team, injuries or no. This team has enough ways to get 24-27 points, or however many are needed.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Yes, and I hope we see some||
Yes, and I hope we see some coaching up of the holes on this team right now (linebackers drawn too far into the line to cover the edge and poor tackling outside the tackles, the left side of the OL, and Speight still just a bit late on a lot of throws).
Still, when you go to Kinnick and hold Iowa to 12 points on defense, it's pretty hard to be mad. It took 2 turnovers, all kinds of weird penalties, and their punter's best game ever to win by 1.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||My impression lately (and||
My impression lately (and this may not be the case) is that the last 3-5 years we have seen more freshmen come in ready to play who are better than many vets. I am not talking about the Rashan Garys and Jabrill Peppers of college football, I mean less-touted recruits that can step in immediately (Mason Cole, Devonte Fields, Corey Davis, Davis Webb, Arden Key, Gareon Conley). Maybe it's conditioning, year round football, camps, or something else but whatever the case, I don't see as muych of a need for freshmen to hide back on the depth chart and develop unless it is somebody that is undersized or likely to take some time to develop.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Depending on the scheduling,||
Depending on the scheduling, they could end up with a down Nebraska and Wisconsin and crossovers against bad east teams. I think their upside is like one of those good Iowa years once they get the offense going. As it is, they are only 10 points away from being undefeated.
Late November should be telling for them.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Nebraska and Wisconsin should||
Nebraska and Wisconsin should rule the west with Iowa and NW popping up every so often. I have this feeling that Minnesota is going to be formidable in the future but I am not sure why.
I think Maryland is on the rise in the east and Indiana seems to be putting it all together. CFP bound? Probably not anytime soon. PSU reminds me of Nebraska under Pelini - 8-9 wins a year with nothing particularly impressive.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Where'd all the Spartans go?||
Where'd all the Sparties go?
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I think that any way you look||
I think that any way you look at it UM and OSU are very evenly matched. OSU looked vulnerable last night and they are young. UM has experience but not at QB and most would say the talent isn't as high as OSU.
For as many 5 wide sets as they used last night, I really hope the LBs are able to handle Barrett one on one. I do like Michigan's DL vs. OSU's young OL. Their receivers honestly look very good. Thankfully neither RB looked like another Elliott or Hyde.
One of my biggest takeaways is that Wisconsin is legit. The offense seems to be improving and that Cichy is one hell of a player.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I agree. Remember how Drake||
I agree. Remember how Drake Johnson had all those solid games against OSU? I see their running styles (especially Evans') as more similar to Drake's.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||The media stuff doesn't||
The media stuff doesn't matter. I imagine none of them mentioned Michigan's offense slowing and changing dramatically after Newsome went down. I doubt the missed field goals are discussed (23-7 is a much prettier score) and I bet most of them mention that Michigan is still #10 in PPG this year.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||I am surprised by these comments||
This is a roster move. A lot of teams now keep their 3rd string QB on the practice squad and that may be what theyou are trying to do here.
Also, Rudock does have some things he needs to work on before he should see the field in an NFL game. He needs to eat everything in sight and work on refining that next level timing and vision.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||I really would not be||
I really would not be surprised if athletes today aren't more clean than ever before. We know so much about training, nutrition, and recovery than we ever have. There are close to seven billion people in the world so there is more overall talent. It's just inevitable that competition combined with improved knowledge will bring out better results.
As for doping, I kind of don't care. I know there are a lot of purists here but I really don't see the difference between some 50 or 60 year old guy getting jacked thanks to doctor'prescribed testosterone and an athlete trying to prolong their career. If it wasn't so frowned upon, it may be able to work within the bounds of science to help some of these guys so they don't end up unable to walk.
Then again, in a way, I like the idea of athletes being just like me.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||On the spring game, I have a||
On the spring game, I have a feeling JO'K was told to make some runs, perhaps as a way to exercise that as another option rather than trying to make a bad decision/throw.
I have no inside knowledge on this, it just appeared that way vs. what his Houston film looked like.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Bucs and Chargers||
Bucs and Chargers
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Oregon does not strike me as||
Oregon does not strike me as a scary team anymore and Nebraska was right there with Wisconsin and Iowa last year.
|19 weeks 7 hours ago||It reminds me of how I played||
It reminds me of how I played as UM in video games: Every conceivable playbook with a focus on power running.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||I agree with most everyone||
I agree with most everyone here - Paying Arkansas 2mm to walk away so UM can play at ND then have a return trip in the middle of the following season is a pretty pathetic deal.
HOWEVER, all of the talk about not wanting to lose more than x number of games has to stop. Yes, Michigan will lose football games in the future. No, that should not mean the schedule comes from a place of weakness.
This team and its fanbase had better have a different attitude about its chances of winning. Not exactly cocky, but assured enough that it should be able to compete regardless of who they are playing and where.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Will the 2018 game be at||
Will the 2018 game be at home? If it is, at least that will fix the odd/even years having such opposing quality in the home schedules.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Waling Dead?||
I thought that was just a regular day in Florida.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Ulizio looked like a tackle||
Ulizio looked like a tackle to me. He plays with a wide base, good vision, and he seems to have really long arms that he uses well. He kind of seemed like 2014 Mason Cole to me - good technique and instincts masking strength deficiencies.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Yost, Bo, Woodson, Harmon. AC||
Yost, Bo, Woodson, Harmon. AC and Howard are also worthy but I consider 3 of the 4 leading Michigan to national championships and Bo's record and sprawling influence on college football make them stick out.
No Harbaugh...yet. I think (and presume he agrees) that his overall impact will be based on if he wins a national title and multiple B1G championships. If he does that then he certainly deserves a spot.
|27 weeks 18 hours ago||The Player, Being There, and||
The Player, Being There, and The Thin Red Line.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Why would Cole leave?||
I don't see why Cole would leave early. If he is projected as an interior lineman or even a SAK, wouldn't two years of C/G give him a better chance of going early in the draft?
|29 weeks 2 days ago||They have had no stability||
They have had no stability over the last 15+ years and McCartney built CU on recruiting. Some recruits will think the mountains are pretty and there are hot girls but you still have to be competent at developing players and managing a game and coaches.
Macyntire was dealt a tough hand and has improved the team dramatically from losing by 55 at home to Fresno State. The recruiting classes are highly ranked so they should be looking at 6-7 wins a year if he is at least an average coach.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||Charleston Hughes, CFL linebacker||
Charleston Hughes, CFL linebacker. He was a part of those Saginaw High teams with Charles Rogers, LaMarr Woodley, Jerome Jackson, and others only we didn't play them in football. I wrestled against him and won. I think it may have been one of his first matches but he was certainly a gifted athlete.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Probably. He is one of the||
Probably. He is one of the best puckhandlers ever and at least as good as Yzerman defensively.
I will miss his hunched, unsuspecting glide.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||While I agree with a lot of||
While I agree with a lot of the spirit of your post, I think Michigan Stadium has always been an ongoing thing. Didn't Yost say something to the effect of it would have the footings to hold 200k? We may never see crowds that large in our lifetime and I am fine with that. I also can't picture the place being as relevant today or in the future without the boxes and giant scoreboards.
As to your point about the comparisons, I agree completely. This is not SEC country and Michigan should never aspire to replicate that here.
|36 weeks 3 hours ago||Yep.||
Coke bottles aren't filling it.
|36 weeks 4 hours ago||Reposting these from the last thread about this||
Here are some really crude mspaint mockups I did of the endzones filled in various ways: