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|22 hours 34 min ago||Too Legit||
|1 day 14 hours ago||Defense!||
|2 days 5 hours ago||Hmmmmmmm....||
Durkin: "Dis gon b gud"
|2 days 16 hours ago||Hmmmmmmm....||
Like DJ Durkin, I think Narduzzi is the real deal.
|3 days 1 hour ago||Wow.||
Not good on a lot of levels.
|3 days 1 hour ago||Narduzzi...||
Identified and coached these kids until last year.
It will be interesting to see how their development works with him no longer in the picture.
Sparty apologists were quick to give Dantonio credit for that defense when Narduzzi left but I'm not certain of that at all.
|3 days 2 hours ago||C'Mon Kid||
Sweeping indictment is a bit strong there. I am plainly not buying the Arjen Colquhon, Demetrious Cox etc. talent identification. We'll see.
|3 days 3 hours ago||Heh.||
I like recruiting but the Laquon Treadwell Ole Miss recruitment...
|3 days 3 hours ago||Raw Talent + Development||
|3 days 3 hours ago||Respect the Kid's Privacy||
If it's legit it will come out sooner or later in a public respectful way.
|3 days 3 hours ago||IDK...||
I believed that when Narduzzi was evaluating/coaching them up...I'm not so sure watching them now.
It's not like Hoke/Mattison couldn't identify defensive talent and you can reasonably argue that last year's Michigan defense was pretty damned solid. The offense well, obviously.
With elite level coaching the Hoke recruited secondary looks just fine. I'm sure Harbaugh/Durkin/Mattison can identify elite talent at least as well as Mark Dantonio. See: Sherman, Richard.
|3 days 4 hours ago||Weird Offer Sheet||
Wisconsin, Kentucky and Sparty followed by Navy, Tulane, Florida Atlantic and Iowa State.
Naturally, committed to the Bulls of USF. I mean, WTH?
|3 days 4 hours ago||Hmmmmm....||
Andrew David has *years* ahead of him to work out his form. Expectations that a freshman kicker is going to dominate at the college level by the fanbase are not warranted.
That said, competition makes everyone better and Nordin would be a good pick up. Looking at the train wreck that is Penn State under James Franklin (gonna get victimized again next year by my Temple Owls also) it makes sense for either of them to jump ship and get a spot at Michigan while they still can...
|3 days 17 hours ago||@Bando||
Logged in to agree.
|5 days 14 hours ago||Hmmmmm....||
Florida kid. Now Florida looks good again and Judson decommits from tOSU. I do not think this coincidental.
2017 is a long ways off.
|5 days 14 hours ago||Jeebus.||
These two predictors are idiots. Michigan will do better than they are believing.
That said, I am most amazed by their take on my Temple Owls who hold quality wins over Penn State (via epic beating) and Cincinnati (at Cincinatti, the same Cincinnati who just beat Miami YTM). Temple runs the table with only a possible loss at home to Notre Dame and with that defense I'm certainly not conceding that...
|5 days 21 hours ago||Well played.||
|5 days 21 hours ago||Who has run on Michigan this year?||
This is Vegas thinking. Michigan's defense is, to this point, as good as any of us have seen since 2006 or 1997. They give up 100 total yards a week to P5 teams (not normal). NW running back is solid but not perceived as better than Hine from BYU, preseason, for example.
Thinking back to Vegas, Michigan gets 3 to 3.5 points as the home team and Vegas then added +9 as margin (thus the +12 line). This will probably get bet down to 8 or 9 by game time but it's difficult to bet against a defense playing that elite.
|6 days 13 hours ago||Yeah...||
I'd prefer Chad get off my lawn.
|6 days 13 hours ago||Hmmmmmm....||
I'm an old school 12 noon man myself.
While I suspect the student opinion might be 8 I'm not sure that would reflect the 80k donors/alumni/season ticket holders etc.
Will be interesting to see how Hackett navigates this thing or if it even matters, really.
|6 days 21 hours ago||I logged in.||
To say "this".
|1 week 2 days ago||Hmmmmmmm....||
It's still OSU always for me also...because regardless of what happens that somewhow always screws up something for Sparty.
That said, you're right, driving to the UP recently I have never seen so many jacked up Sparties with their new S license plates, their Spartan alumni stickers and hats.
Ten years ago there was little of this...of course, they take it badly when I point out that for all their "success" they have won a total of two Rose Bowls since 1989, no MNC and lost to Central in there somewhere.
|1 week 2 days ago||Okay...||
Michigan 28 - Maryland 3
Michigan 24 - Northwestern 13
|1 week 3 days ago||Bruh...||
Program wrecker, vilified miscreant and generally hated persona non grata among the MGoBlogosphere...the cautionary tale that is David Brandon is not OT
He's a lesson.
|1 week 3 days ago||Jeebus.||
Let me get this straight...
Tata Consulting Services
|1 week 4 days ago||Heh.||
This one made me laugh out loud, really.
|1 week 4 days ago||Upvoted.||
|1 week 4 days ago||You'd be lambasted for the right reasons||
because MSUck would suck as a comment.
|1 week 4 days ago||Here's the Problem BJR||
You are apparently the only member of your fanbase willing to acknowledge that. The rest of the sycophants and apologists on the Olentangy don't see 9 cupcakes and Michigan/Michigan State as anything of an issue.
|1 week 4 days ago||Heh...||
Remember the part about him not being a good coach.
Or their wide receivers coach asking Jedd Fisch if he was "mad bro" and tweeting about his ring collection (that he obviously made happen).
Michigan's receiver development and other player development is novel to them.