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|12 hours 37 min ago||Then..||
...I think you're actually right.
|12 hours 42 min ago||Hmmm...||
...do you mean that literally?
|12 hours 46 min ago||This is a great development||
I have to believe that a great many athletes - for a wide variety of reasons - don't obtain degrees before they leave school but later wish they could go back to do so. And I've never understood why you necessarily had to use the academic scholarship that you earned by playing a sport while you were playing the sport.
|12 hours 48 min ago||I hope this isn't true||
Apparently he had to be convinced to come back this year, and I doubt his family is wealthy given that he's from Huber Heights. Hopefully he can recover and make it to the NFL in one role or the other...Also, better to play your opponent at full strength.
|13 hours 37 min ago||Well...||
|13 hours 52 min ago||Speaking of possible OL/Funk discussions||
Is it possible to turn Xanax into a gas and then sent it through the internet so that it seeps out of the computers of everyone logged into the given thread?
|13 hours 58 min ago||Four words:||
Less talk. More rock!
|1 day 6 hours ago||It's hard to argue against this||
Hopefully he navigates the legal system without his life going totally south and then manages to get back on track.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Just to be clear:||
I'm advocating stocism, not unhappiness.
|1 day 11 hours ago||That's a fair point||
My (non-panicked!) pessimism is intact, but that's a fair point.
And just to be clear: I hope my position is totally wrong.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Consider the hatchet buried||
And, fwiw, I do not mean to dump on the players. I'm sure they're busting their asses.
Another thought - I envy your connection to the team! That is awesome stuff.
|1 day 12 hours ago||You are angry||
I want you to know that I accept you as part of the Mgoblog family despite this. It's okay to be angry. Everyone is angry sometimes, and it's important not to stuff it down so that you end up eating five Cinnabons for dinner.
You will be okay.
|1 day 12 hours ago||I hope you're right - don't get me wrong.||
|1 day 12 hours ago||Were they?||
Brian said they ran 90% inside zone in their warm-ups. Did they deviate from that in the scrimmage?
|1 day 12 hours ago||I hope...||
...you log on when people are ready to jump off a cliff if and when Michigan has a PSU-like performance. Then you'll see unbearable.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Sure, but...||
...you can also learn something if a golfer is not tinkering and manages to only hit the ball 120 yards.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Well...||
...panic is an emotional response, not a judgement based on math. The one doesn't have to follow from the other.
And there will be people who panic if and when Michigan can't muster 2.5 ypc against ND. If I'm being inappropriate, it's in thinking that I can make a dent in said panic.
I'm well acquainted WITH football scrimmages (I'm less clear on the use of all-caps) . You have TO remember that the offense IS familiar with the Defense TOO.
And yes, I would BE worried if the defense had given up 200 YARDS. That WOULD be bad.
I'm excited about the SEASON and LOOK forward to watching the PLAYERS grow. Any ASSUMPTION on your PART that I don't is on you.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Sure - I believe it will||
But they'll need about a 150% improvement on what they did Saturday to get to four yards per carry.
|1 day 13 hours ago||An important note re: Thomas||
He played close to the LOS in high school, so he was always going to have a lot of work to do.
|1 day 13 hours ago||I hear you...||
...but there seem to be people on the board and who call into Sam Webb's show who think the OL might just become good.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Please allow me to play the part of the downer:||
I don't think it's reasonable to expect the OL to be above average at running the ball at any point this year. Yes, Kalis was out. And Glasgow was hurt. And the D is always ahead of the O. And Michigan's DL is probably pretty good.
But 20 for 33 (1.65 ypc) is nowhere near okay, even for just one scrimmage. A 3.5 ypc outing would have been okay - and that's more than double what they did on Saturday. This was really bad, and even a big improvement doesn't necessarily put Michigan into the realm of proficient.
I think, FWIW, it will help us as a fan base to embrace the OL's likely struggles now rather than being horribly disappointed during the season. I'm not advising panic. I'm advising that we seek acceptance.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Thanks for posting this!||
Better a Twitter feed than nothing...FWIW, I was under the impression these Italian teams would be a tough test, though I have no idea about this team in particular.
|4 days 12 hours ago||I hope it's not your second choice||
|4 days 14 hours ago||expectations way too high?||
I fear that our expectations are way too high. Michigan lost most of it's scoring and rebounding. They are almost totally without experience in the paint. And - while I have high hopes for this bunch in the long run - the incoming freshman class (plus Donnal) is not chalk full of blue chip guys.
This could be a year that is very similar to IU's last season.
|5 days 8 hours ago||Not a dumb thread||
Were you here when the dog anal gland thread was posted? That should be part of your frame of reference here.
|5 days 8 hours ago||I'm not a member of the staff...||
What you're saying makes as much sense as asserting that people can only like toast or french fries but not both and not anything other than those two choices.
|5 days 9 hours ago||FWIW||
Sam Webb's take is that Cole at LT would be about Mags beating out the guards as much as anything.
|5 days 13 hours ago||of equal value but not identical||
They want to be treated as being of equal value. But they're not saying they're identical.
And the point of a pride parade is that they're saying they're proud to be who they are despite having received any number of messages that who they are is shameful.
|5 days 14 hours ago||Sure||
We can imagine in world in which there are straight men's showers, gay men's showers, straight women's showers, lesbian showers, male-to-female showers, female-to-male showers, etc. But that's a lot of showers to have to build just because a gay man might see a straight man's wang.
|5 days 15 hours ago||To add to that:||
LGBT teenagers are more than twice as likely to attempt suicide as their straight counterparts - at least per one study cited by the CDC. http://www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/youth.htm