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|18 hours 41 min ago||Not Spartans or Buckeyes.||
Not Spartans or Buckeyes.
|19 hours 6 min ago||At this point, I am not sure||
At this point, I am not sure even Harbaugh can live up to our expectations. It's like everyone assumes he will come, we will have the #1 ranked recruiting class, every starter will be a #1 pick and Michigan will win the national championship (Obvs). Michigan does have a few holes in its roster let's not forget.
But it it's not him, there is going to be a huge letdown.
|1 week 5 days ago||Because Gruden is always at||
Because Gruden is always at the center of every coaching search. Obvs.
|1 week 5 days ago||Yep, that sure is a "Scoop!"||
Yep, that sure is a "Scoop!" In summary, Michigan may or may not be waiting to talk with Harbaugh. If they wait on him and he doesn't choose UM, it may hurt Michigan's recruiting class. They may have asked to talk with Jones and Whittingham.
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|1 week 5 days ago||Totally agree, is there||
Totally agree, is there something about OSU's offense right now that we would not LOVE to have? OSU ran the ball right over our "Manball" defense in late November many years counting. Miss St. would do the same, probably much more effectively than MSU. I hope the new coach will be more open to this versus the "coaching search consultants."
|1 week 5 days ago||Let's see, I wish we could||
Let's see, I wish we could point to a 6'5" or 6'6" Canadian player that has thrived at Michigan and gone on to become a lottery pick.....
|1 week 5 days ago||Stop drinking and go to bed.||
Stop drinking and go to bed.
|1 week 6 days ago||But also with better||
But also with better facilities (and less of a DB for a coach).
|1 week 6 days ago||Did you say above UM? I fail||
Did you say above UM? I fail to see why that is the case. I mean recruiting advantages and weather yes, but less tradition, alumi support, harder SEC path and facilities are nice but probably lag behind Michigan's. And it's not like FLA is coming off good seasons. Maybe that job is about on par with Michigan's but I wouldn't put it above ours.
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||Exactly.||
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||But not likely as JH's||
But not likely as JH's damages would be offset by his new salary. Assuming a "normal" buyout clause, the 49ers would owe nothing if Michigan hires him.
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||I am not familiar with JH's||
I am not familiar with JH's contract but normally even if JH were fired, his compensation would be reduced (or in this case eliminated) to the extent that he gets another job and earns money. Assuming his Michigan comp would be greater than his 49ers contract, there would be no cost to the 49ers (again, assuming he has a standard type of buyout).
|2 weeks 12 hours ago||I assume this is sarcasm?||
I assume this is sarcasm? There can be no tampering because Ross /= Michigan (despite his donor status). The NFL could not touch Ross for that unless there is some NFL ownership regulations of which I am not aware.
That's all crazy talk anyway. I could see the possibility that Michigan asks for permission (or is willing to pay for permission) to talk with Harbaugh. Everything else seems bizarre.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||The one problem I see is that||
The one problem I see is that the bigs probably have a limited ceiling this year and much of the improvement typically comes from the permeter players. That said, if the bigs can get to something approaching solid and useful then a very good year is likely.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I think that's a bit harsh.||
I think that's a bit harsh. Michigan was very ready to beat Nova (a solid ranked team).
I think it more accurate to say Michigan is not ready to beat elite teams right now but can slug it out with ordinary ranked opponents and at times overwhelm unranked opponents.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Agreed. It would have been||
Apparently I was twice as sad as I thought. :-(
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Agreed. It would have been||
Agreed. It would have been great if he was successful. Good guy, cares a ton for the program and did things the right way mostly. I am relieved that Michigan will be getting a new coach but a bit sad for him that it didn't work.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||If that's true and Miles is a||
If that's true and Miles is a viable candidate (from the Michigan perspective), that's great news because it allows Michigan to conduct a complete search (even wait for Harbaugh possibly) and yet still have a very good candidate in Miles as your Plan B (assuming Miles would only leave LSU for Michigan).
Now, is he is not a possible candidate, then I am a bit more worried.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks for this. A nice||
Thanks for this. A nice breakdown that let's us see the critical plays and breakdowns. Good play by Larkin to draw the attention of 4 guys.
|3 weeks 18 hours ago||If the job is really that||
If the job is really that easy, do we need to be paying guys more than a million dollars per year to perform those ministerial functions? Or maybe there is more to it than that.
|3 weeks 18 hours ago||In one sense you have a point||
In one sense you have a point but what if Michigan football hired a coach tomorrow that had zero coaching experience (e.g. he was a school superintendent). Would your approach be the same? Let's see how he recruits and the plays he designs before we react? Or would you wonder what the hell was going on even if you allow that it could work out?
|3 weeks 20 hours ago||I am curious that you think||
I am curious that you think Martin failed as an AD. I think he did a good job. You can criticize the football coaching search and hire but ending up with RR looked like a good result at the time (and moreso everyday) and he totally turned around the finances of the AD without pissing people off the way DB did. Plus he made some other good coaching hires (including basketball which was a home run hire although the Amaker one was a dud).
|3 weeks 20 hours ago||No, sometimes teams actually||
No, sometimes teams actually miss a free throw and still win. Yes, Donnal needs to make those but don't try to pin the loss on him.
|3 weeks 20 hours ago||I will disagree. You can||
I will disagree. You can always go back and say "gee, my team didn't play a perfect game and that is what lost the game." The point is that they overcame that deficit, took a lead and were poised to extend that lead but the calls down the stretch kept Nova in the game. Good for Nova for taking advantage of that but let's not let the officials off the hook because Michigan didn't play great the whole game.
|3 weeks 20 hours ago||Great. Then let our big guys||
Great. Then let our big guys play and contest shots so we don't end up with all 3 big guys with 4 fouls each. In a physical game, about half of those calls were legit.
|3 weeks 20 hours ago||Credit to you for not||
Credit to you for not criticizing the officiating. I am usually fine with some early losses against good teams because they are growing items. And this will be.
But I thought that was one of the worst officiated games I have seen in a long while. Obviously I am biased but I thought the officiating cost Michigan at least 10 points in this game. How Villanova can just slam into post guys when backing them down and then our bigs get called for touch fouls when contesting shots is just baffling. Late in the game on the shot Caris made and flexed for, he got raked across the arm on the shot, way more obvious and substantial than many calls that Nova got. And the out of bounds plays were crazy where Nova were grabbing guys and grabbing jerseys. No wonder we had trouble getting the ball in bounds.
In the end, the W or L doesn't really matter. I thought Michigan was defintely the better team and got hosed on the calls but the bigger point is that several players really grew up last night. This team looks poised to do very good things by the end of the year. Really impressed with the growth in Irvin's game. I am sure there will be some road struggles in conference and the post will continue to be an issue, but this team again looks good enough to overcome those deficiencies. This staff continues to do magic.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Agreed. the shooting stroke||
Agreed. the shooting stroke looks very good at times. It seems to be consistency and confidence that is killing the shot right now. He just needs to hit the gym and shoot 500 balls per night and few times and then hope that repitition transfers over to the game. Definitely a guy you would like to see get some easy baskets in game time.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Maybe but that was a terrible||
Maybe but that was a terrible block by Chesson. 1 on 1 with a DB and the DB just bounces off him and makes the tackle.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Disagree on Chatman. His||
Disagree on Chatman. His shooting has been poor but I have actually been impressed. He is very quick and long, handles the ball very well and can be disruptive defensively. Once he gets some confidence on his shot (stroke looks okay) and the game slows down a bit, I can see him being very good. Hard to say when exactly that will happen.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Well that's your opinion but||
Well that's your opinion but I totally disagree. Wilson hasn't shown any reason for PT but Beilein is still giving him a bit. Wilson made a couple of immediate terrible plays and didn't immediately get yanked. Chatman I think is still being encouraged to shoot by JB and that's a good thing - we are going to need him. If he gets his shot going and plays better fundamental D, he can be a good player for this team. In the meantime, you need to win games. JB got Caris going in this one. Irvin has had a great start and Walton is playing well. Once those guys are going strong, looks and PT will follow for the other guys.