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|2 days 21 hours ago||Hey, they've won 11 games in||
Hey, they've won 11 games in three of the last four years. I'd be cool with that.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Like us, MSU changed||
Like us, MSU changed coordinators but not OL coaches. In their case, the OL got substantially better with the switch, but it happened over the course of the second season. This doesn't mean our OL will get better, but it does show that a precedent exists for retaining the OL coach and improving the OL. Young lines usually get better. The last couple years were an anomally, so hopefully Borges was the cause of the anomally.
|2 days 21 hours ago||I would like to present the||
I would like to present the Michigan State argument:
In 2012, MSU went 6-6 and had an offense that could do nothing. The line couldn't block at all, but they were fortunate enough to have a starting NFL back standing behind the quarterback. The offense sucked for the entire year. After the season, MSU hired new co-coordinators, but retained the same OL coach. They started out the season worse than 2012, but I think we all know what happened as the season went on. I don't expect our OL to be good at the start of the year. I expected it to be good by the end of the year.
|3 days 10 hours ago||I'm just hoping for||
I'm just hoping for improvement. MSU's OL was an abomination in 2012 when they went 6-6, and started last year similarly. However, with new members on the offensive staff, they improved over the course of last season.
|3 days 11 hours ago||How does the passing offense||
How does the passing offense look? It sounds like we are almost exclusively passing. Is that the case, or are all the runs just bad?
|1 week 5 days ago||For anyone panicking about||
For anyone panicking about Hoke's tragectory, this is just another piece of evidence that people should just relax a bit. Having your upperclassmen in place is important, and last year's Michigan team had the highest percentage of underclassmen of the 2000s. MSU under Dantonio struggled for a while before they started having consistently elite defenses.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I think Al is a good schemer,||
I think Al is a good schemer, but I also don't think it's a coincidence that his teams tend to lose their abilities to run after the first couple years.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||It is very different. Appearance is largely||
It is very different. Appearance is largely genetics. You have control over what you believe.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||GARDNER SHOULD HAVE FARTED||
GARDNER SHOULD HAVE FARTED AND ADMITTED THAT HE SUCKS.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I really think the failure of||
I really think the failure of 2012 has been overblown. We were unfortunate enough to play the top three teams in the AP that year, and had an ugly loss to ranked Nebraska when our star QB went down. We showed in the bowl game that we were a legitimately good team. In my eyes, Hoke has had one bad season, but maaaan it was bad ugly.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||No, but pretty close. All but||
No, but pretty close. All but two of our commits is a 4*, and one of them is a kicker. Hoke has silently done an amazing job with this class considering the 7-6 season.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||There are a ton of reasons to||
There are a ton of reasons to criticize Crossfit, but I feel like box jumps are performed by athletes in many, many sports. Crossfit did not invent those.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Good for him. The athletic||
Good for him. The athletic department will be fine without him meddling in it. Also, and I say this as a rabid football fan, how many times a man can run past a white line on the field isn't even close to being as important as how the university operates as an academic institutiton.
|5 weeks 16 hours ago||Fireworks are controversial||
Fireworks are controversial now? lol k.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I went to school in AA and I||
I went to school in AA and I live in GR, and I've gotta say that I prefer Hopcat to Ashley's. Hopefully they can capture the atmosphere and bring it to AA. I wonder if they'll be brewing as well. The GR location makes its own beer as well as serving other stuff.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Nussmeier seems to think that||
Nussmeier seems to think that changing the tempo of the game is important in coaching offenses. He has said this since coming to Michigan, and he was also saying it when he was at Alabama.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||A lot happens to the human||
A lot happens to the human body between middle school and college. Don't beat yourself up.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||I think the Sugar Bowl||
I think the Sugar Bowl uniforms were better than our regular away uniforms.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Oh man, that academics thing||
Oh man, that academics thing drives me insane. Ohio State is an outstanding institution of higher learning, and MSU is very good as well. People who attend those places are not disadvantaged in life in any way at all. Hell, both of those universities have several elite academic programs.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Let me rephrase: I like the tune of||
Let me rephrase: I like the tune of it.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||I do not give a crap about the fab five, and I||
I do not give a crap about the fab five, and I think they shamed the university.
The cult of Bo annoys me.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||I get excited when we land a big recruit, but I||
I get excited when we land a big recruit, but I wish recruiting coverage would cease to exist.
I died a little on the inside when OSU hired Meyer. I think he is an incredible coach.
I think OSU is really fun to watch.
As long as the SEC oversigns, I don't think any B1G teams are in the same category as their top teams.
I cheer for MSU when they don't play us, and I love their fight song.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah, I view Hoke's career at||
Yeah, I view Hoke's career at Michigan like this:
1 outstanding season where we caught some breaks.
1 average season where we played the top 3 teams in the country and caught some bad breaks.
1 bad season.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Didn't Casteel have a top 3||
Didn't Casteel have a top 3 defense when he was at WVU without RR? He might be one of the best in the business, and one of the few people who is able to still make it work.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Didn't we murder all of our lesser opponents and||
Didn't we murder all of our lesser opponents and lose two close games? That team was very good.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||I just don't see it happening. Schaffer was an||
I just don't see it happening. Schaffer was an outstanding DC immediately after RR let him go, and GERG did an excellent job rebuilding a defense this last year in Texas. There was something about RR's style that prevented him from fielding good defenses at Michigan.
|11 weeks 17 hours ago||I am fully in Brady Hoke's||
I am fully in Brady Hoke's corner, but if we lose to Penn State at home this year, that will cause me to repeatedly type UNACCEPTABLE FOR MICHIGAN MAN NO HEADSET FIRE BRADY JOKE on this here message board.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Florida scored a ton of||
Florida scored a ton of points and accumulated 400 yards of offense. I don't really think the defense won that game.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||That game was fun as hell,||
That game was fun as hell, but I think people forget that florida went 9-4 that year. Also, we didn't really stop Tebow; we just outscored him and his crappy, young secondary. I think Denard would have given our 2007 team, which was shredded by Armanti Edwards, nightmares, and I think the #7 ranked defense would have been good enough to get some stops.
|14 weeks 17 hours ago||I'll vouch for this. As||
I'll vouch for this. As someone in a long distance relationship, I spend a lot of time in the car. The audiobooks are outstanding. Also, local libraries have a lot of audiobooks for free, so check the local library's website before purchasing.