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|1 day 11 hours ago||Agreed. If I'm ND, I'm||
If I'm ND, I'm throwing the kitchen sink into the secondary, doing whatever I can to make Funchess ineffective, even if it means dime all the time.
That means letting the ND DL take on Michs OL straight up, and challenging Mich to win by running.
I think ND has more to fear from Gardner-Funchess than Smith/Green at this point given this OL.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Just pointing out only one||
Just pointing out only one letter separates "Fuck" and "Funk."
|1 day 11 hours ago||Great to see DG being given||
Great to see DG being given tools (and TIME) to logically assess and react to situation presnap.
ND will hide defense better than AppSt obviously. But this is a good step up in DGs development.
Interesting to see Alabama playcalling in reverse initially: easy passes to set up runs rather than other way around.
Feels like this is going to be a team that, for now, can pass more consistently for first down from third and short rather than run. This will change if OL gels....
|1 day 11 hours ago||I think it has to do with the||
I think it has to do with the thread having the actual name of a college kid.
Bad: Austin Collinsworth is injured. Sweet!
Okay: NDs secondary weak vs Michigan WRs. Sweet!
Preferred: To hell with ND. I hope we blow them out and forget to flush after we take a dump in their end zone, as is often the case with many public restrooms that people do not intend to ever be visiting again.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Regardless of the secondary,||
Regardless of the secondary, unlike App State, this is a team that STILL has the resources to genuinely exploit our weaknesses.
And we won't simply be able to bullrush and flatout overpower NDs OL with any consistency.
And STRANGE things happen in South Bend. Often unfair things. But they happen.
I'm happy with our first performance, but so many intangibles, and talent level/resources just so much more with ND, AND it is away...
... at this point in season, a toss-up. And frankly, I'm pleasantly surprised that I'm willing to give us even money vs ND after the good performance of week one.
Just don't forget that ND really can make any vulnerabilities in the OL hurt, unlike App State. And that changes the game entirely (potentially).
|2 days 12 hours ago||When my love stands next to||
When my love stands next to your love
|4 days 10 hours ago||I wish the football Special||
I wish the football Special Edition jerseys would sometimes just be based on some of the hockey sweaters.
Some of them look GREAT.
After all, hockey wears the football helmet paint scheme all season.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I don't know why adidas||
I don't know why adidas continues to confuse "Oregon uniformz innovation" with "stripes," regardless of whether one is pro- or anti- uniformz.
That said, don't hate tinkering with the uniforms once or even twice a year, but if you're going to mess with a classic, well, heck, do something creative that looks good.
I actually think the blue pants look okay (but when the Chicago Bears went with them with blue jerseys as home alts, they quickly got meh-ish. Lots of images available of those if you want to get a sneak preview.).
Block M on hip is cool.
Stripes everywhere else are ugly. Could have done SO MUCH MORE (if you're gonna go, go big!). Stripes just piss everyone off from both camps.
I wish they'd redo the M jerseys from UTL I, but make it like the modern M kinda like the HOCKEY M jeseys.
THAT would be sweet.
And if they're going to do stripes, do three maize stripes around each sleeve, for Pete's sake. A classic football look evocative of the stripes on the helmet.
|8 weeks 21 hours ago||Words from your mouth to||
Words from your mouth to Touchdown Jesus' ear!
|8 weeks 21 hours ago||Though I ranked for 2014||
Though I ranked for 2014 ND>MSU>OSU, for me, YOUR point brings up the strongest argument for beating OSU first.
A similar way of stating the original question:
"Which VICTORY would make you feel best about losses to the two other teams?"
I have to admit that I would probably feel better about beating OSU and losing to MSU+ND, than beating ND and losing to MSU+OSU (been there, done that), or beating MSU and losing to ND+OSU (good enough to beat the locals but not anywhere else).
|8 weeks 21 hours ago||Touche!! 2015 (revised) 1)||
|8 weeks 22 hours ago||I think in any OTHER year,||
I think in any OTHER year, "to hell with ND" is right on.
But the bullshit way they backed out by passing an envelope to DB JUST BEFORE kickoff of the game in SB where they had phantom whistles, jacked up PA system during our snap count, etc (the same treatment they gave Stanford 2 weeks later, but their coach publicly called them out on it) has really been a bug up my ass since 2012. If they win the LAST game (?), it's too much like the Empire defeating the Rebels.
Joker killing Batman.
The Grinch Stealing Xmas.
Bernie Madoff keeping the money.
Biff Tannen killing Marty McFly in the casino.
And NO retribution . Zero. Nada. Not ever (but never say NEVER)...
Yea, we've got the series record, but they're fricking battling us for all time win percentage, so that's kind of a wash.
Even MSU has gotten relatively more important. We need to own the STATE before we can set sights on Buckeye as #1. It's gotten to the point where much of Buckeye nation (yeah, yeah... F#%^ 'em!) considers MSU more of a rival than us. And I HATE the idea of OSU not sincerely advocating about the supremacy of the intensity of the rivalry as some kind of charity to Michigan when the RECORD on the FIELD of play should make it clear WHO OSU's biggest threat is.
But until we control MSU (again), the Big Game kinda feels like the Big Sham (a TEMPORARY state)!
So, for 2014 ONLY,
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Is Ty Isaac on the list?||
Is Ty Isaac on the list?
|14 weeks 5 days ago||It's spelled||
It's spelled "Merica."
What a bunch of mateurs.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||I hope he is an impact player||
I hope he is an impact player if for no other reason than hearing the Big House erupt into a "FUR!"... "BUSH!" chanting cheer.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Welcome, Darrin||
Welcome, Darrin Kirkland!!!
This kid is great! He's going to get some meat on his bones the next couple years and is going to be a speed demon.
Couple his speed with our talent in the secondary and I see good things on the horizon.
All this focus on the OL and it becomes easy to overlook the nice direction defense is headed talent wise.
Good, good, news!
|15 weeks 3 days ago||To pollo with Notre Dame.||
To pollo with Notre Dame.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Okay... The shock is over.||
Okay... The shock is over. Stepping back from off the ledge.
Thank you, more centered members of the community.
I'll be back for more therapy when the next perceived crisis arrives.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||If a promising, enthusiastic,||
If a promising, enthusiastic, prospective hire becomes available and is privately, unofficially, receptive to the position, then I think DB replaces BH next year. Otherwise Hoke stays to see 2015-16.
But after that, all bets are off.
One possibility: if Nuss does a fantastic job over next two seasons, I could see Hoke getting demoted-by-promotion to some made-up "AD in charge of football" type-position, and Nuss named HC with Hoke involved on recruiting level semiformally, having "graduated" from HC'ing.
Stranger things have happened.
But in answer to your original question, I don't think realistically Hoke will be let go after 2014-15. Not sure if that's a good thing. I THINK it is, though.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||This program is in such a||
This program is in such a Funk.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Is BECOMING||
Is BECOMING insufferable?
Sherman, set the wayback machine to 2008...
|18 weeks 6 days ago||I hated voting this post||
I hated voting this post up.
The truth hurts.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Yes, their OL is not very||
Yes, their OL is not very good even with the addition of the guy we so desperately needed and pursued, despite his being familiar with OUR system and his personally knowing our OC.
So what does that say about OUR OL/OC both relative to OSU and just in its own right?
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Jiiminy Christmas. Every||
Jiiminy Christmas. Every day... heck, sometimes several TIMES a day, I come here to find something to make me feel better about Michigan football.
And it just seems for as long as I can remember, my enthusiasm has been on a gradual downward slope.
And this news just accelerated the rate of my heart's decline.
I know this was a useless post.
I'll just go back to perusing the headlines written in Maize, a color owned by Nike, the company which won't let Adidas use them for our gear.
At least I don't lose any points today. So there's that, I guess.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||How does this compare to||
How does this compare to OTHER Spring games?
Any other comparisons to regular season performance should be extremely limited otherwise.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Big Blue versus Maize And||
Big Blue versus Maize And Blue.
Bring it on!
|22 weeks 2 days ago||So do we want UK or||
So do we want UK or Louisville?
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Jordan got subbed. He was||
Jordan got subbed. He was crazy.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Yet strangely, in many cases||
Yet strangely, in many cases one has to be married to not have sex.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||This guy has "future head||
This guy has "future head coach" written all over him (hopefully ours after a gracious handing of the reins from a highly successful Hoke after several legendary seasons).