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|1 day 11 hours ago||Where is Kareem Walker on here?||
Strange that he didn't even make honorable mention. Overall the list seems to have high variance from the scouting services.
|3 days 49 min ago||ND is a generational thing||
If you grew up watching Michigan football in the 80s and 90s, when the Mich-ND rivalry was bigger than even OSU-Michigan, you understand why it is important to get that game back.
If you cut your teeth on Michigan football in the 00s and 10s, when we started losing to OSU and MSU regularly, I can understand why you don't care too much about ND.
Just don't forget about us old timers!
|3 days 8 hours ago||Congratulations Comrades||
Vodka and borscht for everyone!
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Correct, Comrade||
Harbaugh is in the underground network of hallways that connects the U.S. Capitol to the Library of Congress, the House office buildings, and the Senate office buildings. (The State of the Union is held in the House chamber in the U.S. Capitol; the House and Senate office buildings are separate structures from the actual Capitol).
|6 weeks 3 hours ago||Please comrade, nyet!||
Please comrade, nyet!
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Ask Harbaugh at next press conference||
The Cleveland.com hypotheses are sensible ones. It would be interesting to get Harbaugh's take on the issue. Conceding Ohio to OSU doesn't seem like it would be Harbaugh's style.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Da . . . Da Comrade||
Da . . . Da Comrade
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Great points Comrade||
This explains why Michigan manball teams have never been good against the spread. Durkin's experience with read-option offenses will serve him well here.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Yes<br><br>. .<br><br>Yes||
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Thanks Comrade. After the DB||
Thanks Comrade. After the DB and BH firings I felt obliged to return from Bolivia, even if fascist manball remains in our future.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||What's wrong with commies?||
What's wrong with commies?
|1 year 4 weeks ago||1930s uniforms||
No logos, notched "4"s:
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Due diligence||
Could be Marrow doing due diligence on Michigan's future at TE by talking to Clark, in an effort to consider whether or not to take the job.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||The collective > the individual||
The inevitable march of History toward Communist Football cannot be stopped, Comrade. It can only be delayed.
The collective, the collective, the collective!
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Nyet Comrade!||
The helmets look so much better without them. And if you want to talk tradition—for the vast majority of Michigan's history, we haven't had them.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Redshirt freshman.||
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Understood Comrade||
Yes, but there is such a thing as influence and motivation. I.e., perhaps Roman was the guy pushing for zone-read and pistol-type stuff, and Harbaugh said "ok, let's take a look" vs. Harbaugh being the driver of looking at innovative offiensive schemes. Far from clear as to which it is in this case. Hence it's worth asking the question.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Ah, for the good old days of Manball||
Things were so much better when we could beat real teams like Oregon, before RR ruined everything:
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Whoa||
Drevno clearly is a superstar with OL play, but what does this mean for the overall offense? Greg Roman was more diversified in his expertise and offensive play-calling. I suspect this means no read-option play at all.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||This seemed very intentional to me||
In John U Bacon's book, it was the former players who were the most anti-RR. If Harbaugh were in that camp, he could easily have wanted to snub Rodriguez. A real shame, as it would have helped unite the Michigan family.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||It left a bad taste in my||
It left a bad taste in my mouth that he didn't mention RR. Would have taken a second, and would have done a lot to unite the family. But as JUB has written, the anti-RR faction at Michigan is dominated by ex-players, and perhaps Harbaugh was one of them.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Whoa. What's up with the last||
Whoa. What's up with the last names and puke brown pants on the ND uniforms?
|1 year 5 weeks ago||I like your way of thinking Comrade||
If Greg Roman is the OC, your thesis may be proven correct.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Good stuff Comrade||
Unfortunate that 2015 won't take a Great Leap Forward, but I like our five year plan.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Harbaugh vs. Oregon read option||
Brian, Harbaugh's strengths are extremely impressive, as you say. Any reason to be concerned about Stanford's defensive performances vs. Oregon, as a proxy for his defenses vs. the read option generally?
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Nyet Comrade||
Keep the helmets clean. And get rid of all the cluttery logos on the jerseys while we're at it.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||This is actually the most||
This is actually the most interesting and insightful article that has been posted in the last day or two. The author's argument -- that socialist revenue-sharing has leveled the playing field between programs in power conferences, making good coaches more essential -- explains why Michigan has declined in the past 20 years.
Even in the alleged good old days pre-RR, Michigan typically won the conference but failed against top teams from other conferences with better coaches and more innovative schemes. The whole reason we hired RR in the first place -- and why people like me continue to support him -- was to counter that trend.
Empires become decadent when their rulers forget why their empires succeeded in the first place. The JUB-chronicled decadence of Michigan since 2007 is exemplary of that: people in the AD and alumni community undermining coaches simply because they don't like them, etc. Fortunately, Hackett and co. appear to have learned from this experience.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Will there be Communist Football?||
Will we take advantage of the schematic superiority of the read-option, now that you've come to appreciate its utility in the pros?
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Can you describe your source, Comrade?||
Sounds like Rosen is denying this story to the recruiting sites...that could be a cover, of course...
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Correct, Comrade||
I oppose the economic & political form of communism. Many of my posts make ironic references to Lenin, Mao, etc. for this reason. It's of course important to engage in serious critiques of political communism. But as every good communist knows, mockery is the most dangerous form of political critique.
Not to mention, communist football is the fullest realization of the Hegelian dialectic.