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|3 weeks 4 days ago||I actually like him. I don't||
I actually like him. I don't always agree with what he says but I respect him for always speaking his mind and not backing down when he gets some backlash. Michigan fans were going after him pretty hard for his comments today.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Nothing to do with this||
Nothing to do with this thread but Dan Dakich was pure gold on his show today. Taking shots at all Michigan "media doctors" and "bloggers that think they know sports" (his words not mine). Podcast will probably be up later for those that would be interested in listening.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Dan Dakich||
|4 weeks 19 hours ago||17-9 Michigan. Michigan gets||
17-9 Michigan. Michigan gets another defensive touchdown and an all around dominant defensive performance overcome another 3+ turnover game from the offense. Michigan holds Minnesota below 200 total yards of offense.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||One of the best comments I||
One of the best comments I have read on here in a while. I'd give you all of my MGoPoints if I could.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||(No subject)||
|5 weeks 16 hours ago||I'm pretty sure he was||
I'm pretty sure he was responding to you saying Utah has a better team on paper. When one says "a better team on paper", they typically are referring to talent.
I apologize in advance if that is not what you meant but I don't know what else that could possibly mean.
|5 weeks 16 hours ago||This year, definitely, last||
This year, definitely, last year...I don't know. Both conferences had 2 very good teams (MSU and OSU for B1G and Stanford and Oregon for Pac-12) but I'd say slight edge to Big Ten there. Next tier for Big Ten was Wisconsin, Nebraska and Iowa. For Pac-12 it was UCLA, Arizona State and USC. Slight edge to the Pac -12 there. Both conferences had two absolutely awful teams (B1G had Purdue and Illinois, Pac-12 had Colorado and Cal). The two conferences were very even last year, in my opinion.
|5 weeks 17 hours ago||Lol, yeah that would be a||
Lol, yeah that would be a pretty solid team. When I said I would compare then to Rutgers I just meant overall talent level, certainly not style of play because the two are nothing alike. I am definitely worried about the game at Rutgers and I would be much more worried about this game if it were also on the road.
|5 weeks 17 hours ago||Well, Hoke has been||
Well, Hoke has been Michigan's coach for 25% of their 10+ win seasons since 2000, and is also tied for the most wins in any single season since 1997. His average yearly record of 9-4 is also right on par with Michigan's average since 2000.
|5 weeks 17 hours ago||I completely agree with this||
I completely agree with this preview. Utah will probably score on a few deep pass plays but I don't see them being able to consistently move the ball on Michigan. Don't get me wrong, Michigan is by no means a great team but Utah is not near as good as a few posters here would suggest. I would compare them to Rutgers. This game is a toss up if it is in Utah; in Ann Arbor, not so much.
UM - 27
Utah - 16
|5 weeks 1 day ago||It is hard to disagree with||
It is hard to disagree with everything you said but I really am tired of hearing Michigan fans say that we have no chance of beating MSU this year. Will it take a near perfect game? Yes. Does recent history suggest Michigan does not have a great chance of beating a good team on the road? Yes. MSU is not nearly as good as last year, particularly on defense and rushing offense. I am not saying Michigan will win but to say there is no chance is, well, dissapointing to hear from so many Michigan fans.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Do all fanbases put as much||
Do all fanbases put as much of an emphasis on press conferences as Michigan fans? At this point I almost want them to stop having pressers as there is more being made of those than the actual games it seems.
|6 weeks 19 hours ago||I agree with him/her that we||
I agree with him/her that we have talent, it is just young, unproven talent. As far as NFL talent, I think Devin Funchess, Jake Ryan, Frank Clark, and Raymon Taylor will all get drafted next year.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I think Norfleet is certainly||
I think Norfleet is certainly a threat at flanker but I have not been too impressed with either Darboh or Chesson thus far. Now, they are both only sophomores so there is plenty of time to improve, but as of now, neither is a guy opposing teams will gameplan around.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Really? Cuz when I watched||
Really? Cuz when I watched the game I thought he was the most impressive OL. He is never going to be the type of player to simply manhandle DT's but in a zone blocking scheme he doesn't need to be one of those. Seems like you might be experiencing some confirmation bias here. Miller didn't play well last year so there is no chance he will ever be good, right?
|6 weeks 1 day ago||As a Colts fan...exactly!||
As a Colts fan...exactly! Not only do we have two Trent Richardsons (Green and Smith) but we also have two Ahmad Bradshaws (Hayes and Norfleet) that we all want to get the ball more.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I definitely agree that||
I definitely agree that Braden has a much higher ceiling than Miller, maybe higher than any other OL on the team. I just don't think he is ready yet. I'll be interested to see the offensive UFR but I didn't think Miller played that bad, especially condsidering the fact that Jarron Jones is probably one of the best DT's he will face all year. In the long run, Braden will probably be a better player than Miller but I think Miller is ahead of him at this point. This is just my personal opinion and I am by no means an expert.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||The only thing I would||
The only thing I would disagree with is Kalis at RG and Glasgow at C. Thru 2 games I think Miller has played better than Braden so I wouldn't mind seeing Glasgow at RT, Miller at C and Kalis at RG. I don't think the OL has been terrible thus far, though they certainly haven't been dominant.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Don't forget Glasgow at DT.||
Don't forget Glasgow at DT. He is only a RS soph. You have Marshall, Mario O., Charlton, Poggi, Wormley/Strobel can slide back out to DE, and I think Winovich can play some DE. None of those are a Clark level player at this juncture but there is certainly talent. As long as we don't have 280 lb NT's, I think the DL will be just fine.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I believe I read somewhere||
I believe I read somewhere (maybe in a board post here?) that he should be back for the PSU game, and if not then definitely by the MSU game.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||He's definitely much improved||
He's definitely much improved but he really struggled in the second half of the Oregon game, which is somewhat understandable. He has a little Devin Gardner in him in that if the pocket starts to collapse he tends to panic. But he probably has the best arm of any QB we will face the rest of the year not named Hackenberg.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I don't really get this||
I don't really get this complaint. By all accounts the DL was the most impressive unit in this game for UM. But yet you are complaining that they didn't rotate enough? In a high tempo, high defensive snaps game I expect them to rotate, but why rotate when your guys aren't tired?
|6 weeks 2 days ago||With the emergence of Glasgow||
With the emergence of Glasgow and Henry I think Clark is going to have a very good campaign in conference games. He should rarely see double teams and, if he can get help from the CB's, I still think he is the quickest DE in the conference.
On another note, I mentioned right after the game that I thought Glasgow looked very good and this reinforces that opinion. The future is very bright at the DT position. If the CB play can improve to where it should be, this still has a chance to be a very good defense.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah I didn't include||
Yeah I didn't include Breaston because he redshirted his first year on campus. I was just looking at true freshman.
PurpleStuff beat me to the punch.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||All of the USC players you||
All of the USC players you mentioned were elite level recruits (top 25ish overall nationally). I guess it would be more of a reflection on the lack of elite talent UM has recruited at the skill positions but comparing a kid like Canteen (top 300 player) to those USC WR's is not apples to apples. Also, I'm pretty sure Mario Manningham had a good freshman year at UM but I cannot think of anyone besides him.
Edit: Manningham had 27 receptions for 433 yards and 6 TD's as a true freshman. Not great but not too bad for a true freshman.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah I would put Utah and PSU||
Yeah I would put Utah and PSU pretty much at the same level. UM should win both games with them being at home, but neither is a sure thing and both would be considered probable losses if they were on the road.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Either that or they don't||
Either that or they don't like talking to the media.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Off the top of my head it||
Off the top of my head it would be 31 to ND, 27 to Alabama, 25 to KSU, and 23 to MSU.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Don't be crazy. We must all||
Don't be crazy. We must all panic and overreact.