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|1 day 2 hours ago||Peppers at 3-tech? Quit||
Peppers at 3-tech?
Quit drinking and...print those Heisman shirts!
|1 day 3 hours ago||I will look at this depth||
I will look at this depth chart with skepticism, and really any, until Thursday rolls around. My guess is that even if this is semi-official, Harbaugh will mess around with a couple of the positions as the game gets closer (and afterwards).
|1 day 9 hours ago||Sounds about right, though I||
Sounds about right, though I think UM beats Utah but loses to someone else down the line. But if the team looks good on offense against Utah, then I think 8-9 wins is far more likely. That's really the issue with this team; they are more talented than anyone on their schedule save for MSU and OSU (and maybe PSU today, but I'm assuming PSU's depth issues will catch up to them a bit). So if the offense looks competent, then I think they can beat your Minny's and your Utah's of the world.
|2 days 2 hours ago||I don't disagree that the||
I don't disagree that the bulk of the post was pure information, but what bothered me was this statement thrown in:
It just feels like an unnecessary comment, insinuating that David may not pan out and that UM should still be going after another kicker. Maybe I'm overreacting, but WD has a reputation around here of sometimes taking extreme positions, and I'm a bit defensive about people calling out players after what has happened in years past regarding Lewan, Gardner, and Funchess, amongst many others.
|2 days 2 hours ago||Kind of disappointing and||
That's my issue with the post. Had you just said he was the third-string kicker, I wouldn't have much cared. But that little jab at the freshman, insinuating he's kind of a bust and that Michigan should have not "given up" on another highly-rated kicking recruit, was unnecessary. This isn't sour grapes or anything; hell, I actually don't get overly annoyed by most of what you post here compared to what appears to be a herd of auto-neggers that follow you around. But claiming I'm making this "something that it's not" feels an attempt to deflect away the negative responses you've gotten from a post that was tinged with unnecessary judgment.
|2 days 3 hours ago||I assume you didn't see the||
I assume you didn't see the video, since it's pretty clear all he did was tackle Rivers while his OL kinda stood around not blocking anyone.
|2 days 5 hours ago||Well, he was playing tackle football.Chargers||
Well, he was playing tackle football.
Chargers always seem to be complaining about something. This sure doesn't seem like an attack.
|2 days 5 hours ago||Makes sense. I figure 7-5 or 8-4 unless Rudock||
Makes sense. I figure 7-5 or 8-4 unless Rudock can jumpstart the offense.
|2 days 5 hours ago||It's a weird first inning, but PA looks dominant||
It's a weird first inning, but PA looks dominant hitting.
|2 days 8 hours ago||He's just here to talk about||
He's just here to talk about Rampart, not Michigan football.
|2 days 8 hours ago||They didn't really do||
They didn't really do anything except let him mature into the position. Nobody freaks out when a freshman corner or RB doesn't start, and both of those positions tend to attract athletes who can "figure it out" as they play. Yet for some reason, because a freshman couldn't outkick a bunch of guys a couple years older than him, it's reason for concern?
Yes, some guys come in an kick all four years; but many others don't and still turn out to be great players.
|2 days 8 hours ago||This is just that time of||
This is just that time of year when, how do I say this delicately, certain posters turn their various half-baked thoughts into threads at an impressive clip.
People bemoaned the loss of OT season, but it's not like there aren't 25 threads a day where people talk about who they think will be X, who isn't good enough to be Y and they just start flame wars.
Kicker may well be the most fluid position on any football team; the fact a guy is sitting somewhere on August 30th is kind of irrelevant, and this thread just feels like a bit of a slag at David for whatever reason.
|2 days 8 hours ago||To remind Harbaugh that he||
To remind Harbaugh that he can turn even the crappiest of QBs into Pro Bowlers? That he can take one of the best QBs Urban Meyer ever produced and make him usable outside of his system? Yeah, that will haunt his dreams.
|3 days 10 hours ago||An amazing game to watch. I||
An amazing game to watch. I was only 14, but I still remember being amazed how easy that looked, like UM was just fated to win. And that Virginia team was good; had the Barber twins (Ronde and Tiki), and Ronde was one of the best corners in college that year.
|3 days 13 hours ago||In simpler times:||
In simpler times:
|4 days 7 hours ago||I feel like I'm the biggest hater in the world||
I feel like I'm the biggest hater in the world about Amara, but those splits are goosed immensely by him going for 9 catches and 107 yards against IU. Take that out and he's had basically the same numbers. The positive is that he did the latter half against Big Ten teams, but I'm still worried about him as a #1 based on the evidence thus far.
|4 days 9 hours ago||Wheatley is going to be on the defensive line, I||
Wheatley is going to be on the defensive line, I assume, unless he loses a bunch of weight. And based on the depth at TE, that makes the most sense.
|4 days 12 hours ago||Welcome to UM||
Welcome to UM Ahmir.
|5 days 1 hour ago||My guess is Smith and Green||
My guess is Smith and Green both split carries against Utah, the the next couple of weeks before conference season are when we see the carries really break down.
|5 days 1 hour ago||Part of the problem with Gardner taking sacks was||
Part of the problem with Gardner taking sacks was that he seemed intent on making plays with his feet when possible. Rudock seems more likely to throw it away, which should help a bit. Also, Al Borges no longer coaches the offense, which means we shouldn't see the QB out in terrible positions because the goober on the sideline is using a Tecmo playbook.
|5 days 6 hours ago||Great stuff. Glad the season is||
Great stuff. Glad the season is back.
|5 days 8 hours ago||I'm down on the defense a bit because they don't||
I'm down on the defense a bit because they don't have a pass rush. Unless they get it from the tackles or someone like Marshall or Charlton steps it up, they won't get that organic pressure you need to be an elite defense.
|5 days 8 hours ago||I'm not saying he's the best of all time (Hamilton||
I'm not saying he's the best of all time (Hamilton was my pick based on guys I watched), but Rivas hit close to 78% of his kicks and was around 60% or better on kicks over 40 yards in his career. Those are good numbers, and in a world where kickers miss kicks somewhat arbitrarily, hitting 75% or better all the time is valuable.
|5 days 12 hours ago||I dislike Dantonio, but people keep freaking out||
I dislike Dantonio, but people keep freaking out about these discipline issues but I'm sure there will be a situation under Harbaugh that will draw the ire of other fans. Schools want to win, and all coaches have their lines that they'll cross to win and those they won't, and with rare exceptions (cough every FSU coach in recent memory) they are all basically the same. Dantonio wasn't going to punish him because he doesn't think there is anything left to do. People don't agree with that, but UM is relying on a lineman who broke his probabtion on drinking rather badly. Getting too worked up over it is unnecessary.
|6 days 5 hours ago||That I don't know. I always||
That I don't know. I always thought it was an assisted hurricaranna, with little people involved.
|6 days 5 hours ago||Thanks. I think the diary||
Thanks. I think the diary section has been incredible this offseason - lots of top-notch content.
|6 days 5 hours ago||RR will forever the great||
RR will forever the great "what-if" for me as a UM fan. Had he just gotten off to a little better start, I think he'd have this team competing for conference titles, at least, right now.
No way this team goes .under 500 this year; my guess is that they finish closer to 9 wins than 6. There is just too much defensive talent to let that happen.
|6 days 5 hours ago||Second place is just the||
Second place is just the first loser!
|6 days 5 hours ago||Congrats to him! You are||
Congrats to him! You are never too old to keep learning.
|6 days 7 hours ago||But how am I going to learn||
But how am I going to learn about fraternity culture and uniformz without it?