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|1 day 23 hours ago||Except that it's not. If||
Except that it's not. If Michigan loses on Saturday but somehow sweeps the BiG, it would be a great year and everyone would be happy.
|1 day 23 hours ago||I don't think it's fair to||
I don't think it's fair to say there is some 8-4 ceiling given that Hoke's first year the team went 11-2. Granted, that may not happen every year but that's what a ceiling is. I can easily envision Hoke putting teams ont he field that lose no more than 2 games (maybe as soon as next year). I think the better question is whether he is good enough to go zero or one loss in certain seasons. I will agree that the jury is out on that.
|3 days 1 hour ago||I don't think it's quite that||
I don't think it's quite that simple. Nonprofits are subject to reasonable executive compensation limits. You can't just be a CEO of a nonprofit and earn $1 billion per year. I don't know what these guys earn but I assume it's way more than reasonable. If the IRS closely examined it, those items would be on very shaky ground I assume.
|1 week 2 days ago||Break on through...||
to the other side.
|1 week 2 days ago||Only time will tell...||
Only time will tell...
|1 week 2 days ago||Interesting. I learned that||
Interesting. I learned that MSU has more talent on its roster. Up until now, I was under the false impression that UM had more roster talent.
|1 week 2 days ago||Agreed.||
|1 week 2 days ago||Gosh, people are such babies||
Gosh, people are such babies around here this week. It's like "Johnny took my toy and I am going to cry until I get it back or he gets punished." Pathetic. (not aimed at Reader obviously)
The score was terrible but the players gave good effort, many of the schemes were decent. We just got beat on the road but a better team (at least right now). Does it really matter that much if the score was 31-0 vs 31-14? I wouldn't feel good either way but people need to get over it.
|1 week 2 days ago||Replying... just because.||
Replying... just because.
|1 week 4 days ago||Sorry, not buying the "DG||
Sorry, not buying the "DG doesn't perform in big games" statement. Look at OSU and ND last year which were his best games. I think what you mean is DG is not performing at a consistently high level. Or maybe not performing well in big road games. I would agree with those but the sample size on the latter is not very large.
|1 week 4 days ago||Ace, thanks for posting. My||
Ace, thanks for posting. My son (first child) has anaphylaxis to milk and dairy. As a one year old, he got ahold of another kid's milk. I got a call at work asking me to rush to the emergency room. Got there just in time to see my first child being wheeled into the ER with an oxygen mask and getting epinephrine shots. Thought I was losing him. Changed my life forever. Fortunately, he is now in high school and is responsible and smart dealing with his food choices and we have avoided major incidents since then.
Best of luck to you and I am glad you are feeling better these days.
|1 week 5 days ago||Exactly. Those twitter||
Exactly. Those twitter comments are completely overboard. What person sends obnoxious tweets to players right after the game?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I would rather that both do||
I would rather that both do it and that it results in an MSU train wreck.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I actually want to see a||
I actually want to see a defense that terrorizes the QB and outscores the ASU offense.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Logged in just to upvote||
Logged in just to upvote this. Love that sweater.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Not saying you are wrong but||
Not saying you are wrong but I do not like posts that speculate about 2015 transfers when the 2014 season has not started. Besides, I am not sure that the waiver denial makes a transfer more likely. If anything, it probably makes it less likely.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I am not blue either.||
I am not blue either. Although a few days ago I was feeling a bit depressed.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I am interested in your||
I am interested in your observations/experiences. I am just hanging with my year-old LG G2 although I am very happy with it. But the One looks like a great phone.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Donovan Warren, depending on||
Donovan Warren, depending on your level of expectation.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Great point. I think on the||
Great point. I think on the OL, it would be nice to have another but given the number of high quality guys you listed, Hoke should only take a highly-regarded OL and I am not sure we are in on that many right now (correct me if I am missing someone). Given that, I would rather pick up a Wheatley or KLS rather than a mediocre OL.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Not sure about Auburn but||
Not sure about Auburn but Mason Cole had offers from Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Stanford, and USC (among others) and that worked out nicely. But yes, your point about competing with USC and Bama is a good one.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Great job on these previews||
Great job on these previews and recaps. I really enjoyed reading them especially since I watched a bit less of the Tour this year. Thank you.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||^^ Michigan's version of a||
^^ Michigan's version of a bag man.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Yep this hits home because my||
Yep this hits home because my son is a 00. Yikes.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Okay, Crazy. First, that||
Okay, Crazy. First, that would be a bold move to flip the "ace" of your staff to the pen (I say ace because whatever the stats, the Tigers have a long-term, huge contract with JV). More importantly, JV is typically a very slow starter and takes a while to find his groove. That's not exactly what you want in the pen.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks much to both of you||
Thanks much to both of you for the informative reponses.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Question about Zach Werenski||
Question about Zach Werenski - when you say he "is yet to be officially on the team though he's semi-officially committed" does that mean it's likely just a formality or is his attendance in real doubt? i.e. is there a 90% chance he ends up on the team or is it more 50-50? Is the OHL the threat here or what?
|12 weeks 2 days ago||True but the other teams were||
True but the other teams were L-T-W and L-T-L so someone has to advance.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Boy that was a tense second||
Boy that was a tense second half but happy that USA is through. Sort of like watching Michigan football play really well, get a big lead and then win but almost blow it. It's a result you are fine with but getting there takes several years from your life.
Overall however, good result. Everything is icing from here. USA!
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Nik really didn't "beat" many||
Nik really didn't "beat" many college defenders off the dribble either one on one. He does not need to. What he did do is use picks to get the advantage and then was a good shooter off the dribble, good passer and strong and athletic enough to never allow the defender to regain the advantage. Plus defenders cannot cheat because he shoots it too well. IMO all of those skills will directly translate. Sure, it will be more difficult and he will not dominate but he doesn't really rely on his athletic advantage to put up numbers.
Young has the potential to develop but IMO you see guys like him every year. Could be good but once his athletic advantage disappears, he is just an athletic guard that doesn't really shoot or pass al that well. Young will probably be an okay player and probably has higher upside than Nik but IMO is much more unlikely to achieve that upside. IMO Nik is likely (after a year or two of developing) to either be a starter or a 6th man, and a solid one at that.
I guess time will tell.