Peppers at 10, which seems low.
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|1 day 13 hours ago||uh... you might be right||
uh... you might be right about that, actually. Good catch.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Spath is so good at this. The||
Spath is so good at this. The Wolverine tried to replicate it without him this year and got a bunch of platitudes you could put a name next to and nobody would care about.
|2 days 17 hours ago||fixed||
|5 days 13 hours ago||This is a truly impressive||
This is a truly impressive amoungt of wrongness in two comments. Your "pile" of evidence:
Harbaugh considers Smith an entrenched starter and has nothing but glowing priase for him.
Entrenched starter, yes. He's a senior. He said even more positive things about Isaac. It is also talk.
Nobody has produced better than Smith in meaningful situations, including several 5-star recruits (Isaac, Green, even Peppers. Compare Isaac's production at USC with his production against any Top 100 defense while at UM.)
Absurd to cite Green in any situation other than incredibly overrated players. Meanwhile Drake Johnson rushed for 5 YPC to Smith's 4.2 last year. Houma was 4.4. Isaac 6.8. Peppers 4.0. Collectively, those guys combine to average 5.0 YPC on barely fewer carries than Smith got.
Advanced stats indicate it's the OL that is to blame for the run game struggles (not the RBs).
"Advanced stats" in these categories are nothing more than handwaving attempts to turn play by play into something meaningful. They're better than nothing, but far worse than evaluations that actually grade individual plays.
The NFL still has little interest in Michigan's 3 returning senior starters on the OL. When was that ever true of guys with this many starts under their belts?
That's yet to be determined; Glasgow was not on the radar at this time and was a third round pick. Meanwhile Cole graded as one of the best run blockers in the country last year. The other guys weren't great but they were mostly okay. Many solid college OL don't get drafted high. Last year's line was okay, not great.
True freshman OL have played, every year. Position changes have happened, every offseason. Michigan's recent OL personnel is high turnover, low talent, and learning-as-they-go.
There were no freshmen on last year's line; position switching is going to happen every year on most teams.
Multiple RBs floundered behind Brady Hoke OLs and went on to look quite good on other teams. [Wheatley didn't fix this, indicating the always-dubious Fred Jackson theory was bunk. The OL is the simpler answer.]
I thought there was nothing to fix? If Smith's vision is awesome and it's all the OL's fault then the Fred Jackson thing holds water.
Believe PFF, Harbaugh, and logic. For a board that likes to cite Occam's razor you'd think Smith-doubting would be behind us.
I know you like to think you're a contrarian genius but your aguments are almost always in this vein of nebulous handwaving at people who actually do the work.
|1 week 2 days ago||He was playing w/ outside||
He was playing w/ outside leverage to prevent big plays. 7on7 is three downs to get 20 yards so giving up some slants is good for the D.
|1 week 5 days ago||at least we know Todd||
at least we know Todd McShay's MGoUsername now
|2 weeks 1 day ago||you're welcome to name one||
you're welcome to name one
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Thankfully I waited for||
Thankfully I waited for definitive word before starting one for him.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||They do, and then they have||
They do, and then they have four years to play. Basically an enforced redshirt. Stephen Threet did it when he went from GT to M.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Everyone murders accounts||
Everyone murders accounts
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I just said I like him almost||
I just said I like him almost as much as Eddie McDoom, who I love. And I compared him to the Michigan single-season receiving leader positively.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||FWIW, his Hudl time is listed||
FWIW, his Hudl time is listed at an unverified 4.48 and his 100 M implies he's around a 4.5.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||High school production and||
High school production and actual offers from colleges. Canteen was an M camp commit who didn't have any other major schools interested; McDoom at the very least has a commitable Oregon offer.
Also, Canteen's career was at least partially derailed by injury.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||This is the||
This is the reference.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I'm biased, but yes. Steve||
I'm biased, but yes. Steve does a great job of giving you an unvarnished look at things. They just hired Isaiah full time as well, so that'll help with their content.
|5 weeks 4 hours ago||Never underestimate the||
Never underestimate the Michigan fanbase.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||yo: he will be missed||
yo: he will be missed
|5 weeks 4 days ago||"Matthews had vanishingly||
"Matthews had vanishingly small usage, turned the ball over a lot—although low usage will magnify TORate on a small number of TOs—and shot just 42% from the free throw line. "
|9 weeks 1 day ago||horseface||
|9 weeks 5 days ago||An argument that he should||
An argument that he should not be fired, not that he's been acting right.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||it's not. professions like||
it's not. professions like "herbalist" end in "ist".
|12 weeks 2 days ago||that's another good one. Sam||
that's another good one. Sam Sword is another.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||not really an interim's job.||
not really an interim's job.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Power 5 autonomy is designed||
Power 5 autonomy is designed to make things like this happen. The bigger issue is Title IX.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Yesterday, but a LOI isn't||
Yesterday, but a LOI isn't required to join a team. If Johnson can get whatever he needs to do done by August he can head to AA.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||A Big Ten with ND and ND has||
A Big Ten with ND and ND has three bids this year to the NCHC's 3. And it's not like Minnesota is going to stay down. It's not like Wisconsin is going to stay down. MSU I don't know any more, but that is also one of the top programs in the history of college hockey. And PSU is pretty legit already.
The formation of the Big Ten came at an unfortunate time but it's correlation, not causation. Going forward the Big Ten is going to be very good. With NoDak, ridiculous. And the Big Ten comes with cachet--and TV exposure--the NCHC cannot match.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||That Shuart goal is not||
That Shuart goal is not something you expect from a fourth line, either the pass or the finish.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||That isn't really an accurate||
That isn't really an accurate characterization of Michigan's situation. 54% of the overall budget is the hospital, athletic department, Daily, and housing that are run as self-sufficient entitites. Another 16% comes from grants, gifts, and endowment payouts, and only a small fraction of that is part of the day to day education experience.
The general fund is more or less the whole pie when it comes to things the state should actually be involved in supporting.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||The bet here is that Smith||
The bet here is that Smith gets most of them with some Shallman.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||I have heard that is not part||
I have heard that is not part of the plan and has never actually been part of it. That could change; right now I would expect him at TE.