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|13 hours 48 min ago||They struggled at home||
They struggled at home against Indiana after beating us (until the wheels fell off for Indiana at the end), so it isn't impossible to see PSU come in with little to play for and make it a game. I can see Sparty showing up with a hangover from last week, thinking they can show up and win since they beat OSU.
If I were Hack, I'd just ignore the playcalls from the sidelines and starting calling everything in the huddle. Bomb 'em deep every play!
|1 day 19 hours ago||What I'm looking for is to||
What I'm looking for is to have MSU lose to Iowa in the B1G championship. Iowa goes to the playoff, and when the Rose Bowl combines MSU losing their last game with having recently played Stanford in the Rose Bowl, they pick Michigan over MSU (again, they don't have to pick the conference game loser). I would enjoy listening to Sparty whine and cry over the holidays about the DISREPEKT.
|5 days 9 hours ago||It's win-win for Houston.||
It's win-win for Houston. They know he isn't going to be there through the life of the contract; eventually he'll take a bigger job. When he does, they aren't on the hook for the big money anymore, but they show that they are willing to put their money on the table. Looks good for the next coach. Smart move by them.
|5 days 9 hours ago||He's not even through his||
He's not even through his first year as HC, and you're writing him off as doomed because he hasn't built his defense yet? Wow.
|1 week 9 hours ago||TCU lost by 20 and it wasn't||
TCU lost by 20 and it wasn't that close with their Heisman-candidate quarterback, and Baylor lost by 10 with their backup quarterback making his second career start. Why is that so surprising? Baylor has looked dominant all year, where as TCU has been just surviving for weeks.
|1 week 9 hours ago||The game was in Columbus, so||
The game was in Columbus, so I don't recall it looking too sad in the stadium...
|1 week 9 hours ago||ABC games stream through||
ABC games stream through WatchESPN, which should be available if you have Comast/XFinity.
|1 week 9 hours ago||They're young because Strong||
They're young because Strong spent all of last year weeding out all of the entitiled upperclassmen that were poisoning the program. Give him another year or two before judging him too harshly.
|1 week 9 hours ago||To be fair, Lewis had two||
To be fair, Lewis had two interceptions overturned Saturday (one was an offsides call, I don't remember what the other was), so luck is playing some part in his numbers.
|1 week 12 hours ago||gatorade||
Don't you mean Gatorade?
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||How do you watch ESPN over||
How do you watch ESPN over the air?
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||Isn't that exactly what you||
Isn't that exactly what you were just looking for? Someone to take over late in a big game because there is nobody else available?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I guess what bothers me with||
I guess what bothers me with the penalty is that if you watch the replay, Butt lines up at the same time as everyone else. If he has to wait in the huddle and break with everyone, he's never going to get to his spot in time (I know that isn't the intention of the playcall).
This seems similar in ways to the way New England was using eligible/ineligible recievers last year to confuse Baltimore in the playoffs. Is there intent to deceive the defense? Sure, but isn't that the idea behind half of the offensive plays used in football? Michigan shouldn't get penalized because Rutgers can't count three guys running off and three guys running on. Receivers leave or never join the huddle all the time.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Pointless situation? On our||
Pointless situation? On our own 15 with about a minute left, the 55 yards or whatever he gained are far from pointless. In fact, it was the difference between Michigan having the ball in plus territory with a chance for at least a field goal, and Rutgers getting the ball back (which they did) in great field position (which they got even more of) and kicking a field goal of their own. It's at least a 6 point swing. And the best time to try something like that out, in a low-risk situation.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Exactly. Rudock was late to||
Exactly. Rudock was late to Chesson. Chesson had to stop to catch the ball, which is why the CB caught up and hit him hard. The announcer even remarked on how "smart" it was of Rudock to throw the ball behind his receiver, forcing him to stop, because it prevented the safety from being able to make a play. Clearly the guy hasn't watched a lot of Michigan football this year, because that throw is just the Rudock standard: late and preventing any YAC.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||This isn't anything like the||
This isn't anything like the MSU game. Maybe if the Minnesota guy had broken through the line and tripped just short of the goal line. But there is a difference between Michigan making a play to win the game, and MSU basically being handed the ball and a clear field to win a game they had no business winning.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I think the most telling sign||
I think the most telling sign that Rudock must be injured in some way is that they aren't even calling deep passes unless they really need to. If it was just a rust/accuracy issue, the best time to straighten that out is when you've beaten Oregon State/BYU/UNLV/Northwestern into submission and are running glorified scrimmages out there. But nothing like that has taken place this year.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Because the "legal limit" for||
Because the "legal limit" for a 20 year old is 0.02, not 0.08. 0.08 gets you a more serious charge (OVI vs UDD), but's it still illegal at 0.02.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||It's on the citation itself.||
It's on the citation itself.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||A couple of things jump out||
A couple of things jump out at me:
1. He's 20, so the legal limit is 0.02. He's not "just barely over the legal limit", he's technically 5 TIMES over the legal limit.
2. Shouldn't the legal limit for under 21 be 0? Are they accounting for all the times 20 year olds take Nyquil before jumping in the car or something?
3. Are there charges for being under 21 in this situation? Or do you have to actually be holding the alcohol?
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I believe he's talking about||
I believe he's talking about offers to enroll early, which Michigan is not currently offering. That is what makes the offers significant, because he's graduating high school early and really wants to enroll early.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Do you remember last year? He||
Do you remember last year? He was the starter and carried 10-15 times per game (82 carries for almost 500 yards in 6 games) before he got hurt. This year he is clearly not the starter and has carried 42 times for about 150 yards.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||There are two differences||
There are two differences here:
- Ohio State stated that they knew that Dean would be medicaled before Signing Day, but didn't inform him of it until after signing day. He signed with a school that knew it was never going to clear him to play because they never mentioned it to him.
- Dean has to sit out the year because he transferred to Auburn. If Falcon decides to go somewhere else and play, he is eligible right away, because he hasn't signed with Michigan yet.
How does this look similar to you at all? If Falcon had waited to commit until after this season, and Michigan pulled the offer after his injury, would this even be an issue? High school kids get hurt playing football. Coaches pull scholarship offers because they're afraid of injury concerns. It happens, it's not shady.
Holding back on the information until after kid is signed and enrolled is shady.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||why do they have to do that?||
why do they have to do that? Did Sparty even have someone back there to field the punt?
|5 weeks 1 day ago||So you want our coaches to||
So you want our coaches to drill into our kids what they should do when they fail at doing their job? That's a great way to inspire confidence in them.
As hard as it is to deal with, this stuff happens. Nobody is prepared for it when it does, not matter how much your coach tells you to fall on the fumble. A punter's natural reaction is to punt the ball, no matter how many defenders are coming at him.
If anything we should have just been in max protect with one or two players back to prevent the touchdown. Other than that there isn't anything you can do about it.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I don't know whether to||
I don't know whether to upvote you for taking responsibility for this loss, or downvote you for causing this loss. Maybe I'll just leave it neutral for both.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||You mean when the Sparty||
You mean when the Sparty receiver fell down because he ran into the official, and Lewis fell on top of him because he was so close, and they called holding on Lewis? Yeah, that was pretty terrible.
All in all, I think it was a poorly officiated game from both sides. Michigan had a couple of killer penalties that were legit, though, like Henry jumping on the pile that kept the drive alive.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Spielman was initially||
Spielman was initially totally for the call and the ejection, while the other guy was ambivalent. Once he saw the replay and realized that Bolden was thrown into the pile, Spielman kind of reversed course, and both agreed that it was a suspect penalty. They wouldn't go so far as to say there shouldn't have been a penalty, but they said it was iffy.
The guys in studio at halftime went a step farther, calling it the worst penalty call of the season. One guy even questioned whether the NCAA should look at amending the rule in season (not going to happen).
|6 weeks 9 hours ago||It came to be because when||
It came to be because when the B1G set up the schedules they took the top 4 teams in each division (in this case UM, MSU, OSU, PSU in the east) and set their schedules so that they would each play a 2/1 home/road split each year. Our schedule happens to be MSU and OSU on one side against PSU on the other (same for MSU). OSU and PSU are split the other way.
According to Bacon's book, they somehow did it this way because they hated Brandon, but he doesn't go into details on it, so who knows how much truth there is to it.
Of course, once order is restored and PSU is better than MSU again, we'll probably appreciate this split. By then the conference will realign again and we'll get screwed in some way, but whatever.
|7 weeks 16 hours ago||And if you take any||
And if you take any quarterback's best game out of the comparison they look worse. Why do we need to take App State out of the comparison? According to FEI, last year App State was #111. Guess who was 2 spots behind them at #113? UNLV. S&P+ had them at #113 and #118 respectively.
Shouldn't we criticize Rudock more than Gardner because he doesn't have any good games, and he's played 3 bad teams already? At least Gardner put up numbers against the bad teams.