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|13 hours 23 min ago||Wow how do you let that ball bounce||
what an idiot
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Yardage is 319 to 18||
U-M looked better in the ND game
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Hard to blame them||
the IU game was cold enough for me, and that was in the upper 30s/lower 40s
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Wow, the weather in Minny||
15 degrees and light snow, oh boy
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Brabbs 44-yarder 2002||
I watch that play every once in a while and always get a little misty-eyed
|6 weeks 15 hours ago||Not just Michigan...||
The B1G needs Penn State to be good again
AND Illinois to be good again
AND Purdue to be good again
AND Northwestern to be good again
The B1G needs to return to the late 90s era if they want respect on a national level. In 1999, the Big Ten finished with 7 of 11 teams in the final top 25. Now, we're lucky if we get 3 or 4 out of 14. That's pathetic and well beyond just Michigan sucking.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Those muggles paid for your education||
don't bite the hand that feeds you
|7 weeks 3 days ago||I had to pull an all-nighter on a Friday once||
|7 weeks 6 days ago||At least it wasn't a 0-yard pick six||
THAT was the worst play I've ever seen
|8 weeks 4 days ago||7 out of 11 teams in the final top 25 of the BCS||
(with OSU not being one of them) is damn good
Compare that to last year with 3 of 12 teams in the final top 25.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||IU probably going to the 4th string QB||
3rd string QB dude limping
|9 weeks 3 days ago||So I've been looking the QB performances from days past||
I decided to watch U-M/Northwestern from 2003; this is the one-handed Avant catch game. Navarre's senior year. Everybody remembers how much hate Navarre got, and obviously he got better as time went on, but just in this highlight reel he makes three throws that I doubt Gardner can make. Edwards and Avant catchability rules apply. OL pass protection ability is obviously better as well, but Navarre still gets rid of the ball much quicker. Makes the drop, gets rid of the ball.
0:33 -- doubt Gardner can make that throw. Not a small window there, there's plenty of room, but it required some zip on it and I haven't seen Gardner throw a regular run-of-the-mill rope in some time.
2:49 -- Doubt it, but not impossible for Gardner because it's a floater pass. He could get lucky, I guess.
5:07 -- Not a chance in hell. I doubt I've seen a pass like that in five years
|10 weeks 6 days ago||About Henery...||
It might be a bad idea to sign a FG kicker that somehow gets the ball to fly through the air sideways and instead of tumbling end-over-end like it should, the ball looks like a damn helicopter out there. Seriously, what did the Lions see in that guy that told them "this guy will solve all our FG issues!"
|11 weeks 1 day ago||OSU WR with the toes inbound then heels out of bounds catch||
PSU fans everywhere are going apeshit
|11 weeks 1 day ago||OSU with more yards in one quarter...||
than U-M had for the entire game last week
192 to 171
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Lloyd was a great coach||
No, he wasn't perfect and would Lloydball games away to Illinois in 1999 and to Purdue in 2000, along with others, but at least the team was ahead to Lloydball those games away. Keep in mind that those years were also the most competitive the Big 10 has probably ever been. Illinois, Purdue, and Northwestern were all good teams. 1999 featured SEVEN Big 10 teams in the final BCS poll and OSU wasn't one of them:
Wisconsin (4), U-M (5), MSU (7), PSU (11), Minnesota (18), Illinois (24), Purdue (25)
I would take a Lloydballed game every other year or so if the team could go 3-2 against the top 25 each year, including a win over the final #4 team in the country.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||I don't know what you expect of the guy in retirement||
the guy gave 27 years to the University, he doesn't owe them anything
|11 weeks 4 days ago||This team needs a Way Better Than Expected hire||
like OSU with Meyer. That guy was on nobody's list because nobody thought he wanted to coach. When every decent candidate has a slim chance of coming here, you have to think outside the box. Which I realize is easy to say/hard to do, but that's why the AD is paid the big bucks. Unfortunately, this program needs a major wakeup call.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Small things||
1. Put 11 guys on the field for punt returns. Just a suggestion, really.
2. Don't run the ball on 2nd and 22. Well, actually, let's back that up a bit. Don't give up a huge sack every time you're close to being within FG range.
3. Put Morris in -- he's no savior and will turn the ball over 6 times a game, but if I see another pass to Funchess when he's triple covered, my head might explode. This is purely a matter of self-preservation on my part. I don't want my head to explode.
4. Enroll Dymonte Thomas in the Stevie Brown school for future SAMs
5. Tell Joe Bolden and Jake Ryan to just keep doing what they're doing
|13 weeks 7 hours ago||Before the season||
I thought 9-3 was possible with losses to MSU, OSU, and a random team that was not ND.
I really thought this team would have no problem with ND, especially after they had a bunch of guys suspended. Don't forget that they replaced BOTH their OC and DC. I watched the ND spring game, and their defense looked incredibly awful, leaving guys wide open with no one within 15 yards on some plays. Golson looked good, and I figured it would be a shootout with Garder slightly better in the end. I couldn't be more wrong.
Utah is another team I thought U-M would have no problem with. Not so long ago, Hoke had this huge streak of winning at home, and I figured there'd be no way this team would lose at home the way they did. They are completely lost out there.
I look at the rest of the schedule and it's hard for me to pick what games are going to get them to 5-7
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Didn't commit, but he was a heavy lean||
he was a Sam Webb gut feeling before RR was fired, and committed to Auburn after the coaching change
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Kris Frost player of the game||
|13 weeks 6 days ago||I may be crazy||
but I felt like there was a lot less piped-in music this game. I heard the band a lot, because I remember them playing over the Miami band pretty much all the time. It seems like most of the piped-in music is relagated to kickoffs, which is annoying but not super terrible.
There are still moments where the music is played for zero reason, just a 10 second snippet that leads to nowhere. This happened during pregame before the team ran out of the tunnel -- multiple songs before they actually ran out. It happened later in the 2nd half as well. But there's no Eminem cheer any more and no more In the Big House, so it's not like it's super invasive.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Completely inept rushing in the Iowa game||
22 yards rushing for the game. Game was actually pretty close initially (10-9 Iowa in the 3rd), then U-M muffed a punt, Iowa scored soon after, and U-M decided they wouldn't play defense or protect Navarre the rest of the day.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Tressel started coaching in 2002||
"that time" was 1995-2002, when we were 5-3 against OSU
|14 weeks 5 days ago||I remember grumblings during the Carr era||
The Tennessee game where TE Jason Witten outran our entire secondary in the Citrus Bowl (this is where SEC SPEED really took on a life of its own), followed the next year by that Iowa game, which was the worst home loss (at that time) since the 60s. People were pissed. But U-M rarely lost to MSU during that time and at least kept even with OSU, so it was no where near the situation we're in now.
Those Carr losses were shocking at the time because U-M went 3 years without losing by more than a TD. Now it's just commonplace.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||The thing that broke me in this game||
was the TD to make it 28-0. U-M runs a double A-gap blitz, the thing that has victimized our team countless times during the Hoke era, and Golson just calmly throws a slant and the guy prances into the endzone untouched. Seriously what the hell is wrong with this team, these concepts are not rocket science and other teams have no difficulty dealing with them at all. It looks like our team doesn't even know how to tie their own shoelaces.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Wow, new puntasauras record||
from the 29 yard line with a touchback
|15 weeks 1 day ago||USC with two true freshman OGs||
blowing Stanford up right down the middle for 10 yards a pop
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Purdue sacks the QB, knocks ball loose and doesn't fall on it||
guy tries to run with it and the classic result where the one CMU guy that's within 10 yards of the ball recovers it among 4 Purdue guys