The nutty Michigan coverage isn't so much about Harbaugh as it is a signal to the Big Ten that Fox wants to party.
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|20 hours 9 min ago||Everything gonna be alright - in the long run||
A few thoughts: This offense was never going to come together overnight. And the defense is very good but not a lights-out unit - few are. And it's very hard to fly across the country and beat a quality team in their place at night. Let's not forget that Utah was 9-4 last season.
My only fear heading into the game was that the team would be inexplicably disorganized like they often were last year. That was not the case. Rudock looked tight, and he wasn't on the same page as Perry or some of the other receivers at times. And, sure, the OL struggled to run the ball. But the offense, defense, and special teams all looked coherently designed, and the players all pulled in the same direction, so to speak, until the clock hit zero.
The buildings blocks of major success are being put in place. Michigan's rise is going to take time - just like Saban, Carroll, Stoops, and others all needed time - but that's okay in my book as long as the Wolverines are on the right track. And nothing that happened last night shook my faith that they are.
|2 days 1 hour ago||I can't remember||
Is this quote from Henry III or Henry V?
|2 days 11 hours ago||Hopefully this is a one-time thing||
That sounds hellish.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Commit a petty theft in Naypyidaw on the day of the game||
The jail you'll end up in has a surprisingly good cable connection. You will also be tortured, but there is a trade off to everything.
Edit: I just saw that you'll be in Yangon. You're out of luck there. You need to take a train to Naypyidaw.
|3 days 3 min ago||Oh yeah?||
Well, I think Utah is a very respectable but not elite program. And I have no opinion at all about Utah as an academic institution. How do you like that, Kyle Whittingham?!
|3 days 4 min ago||I can't give you the year, but....||
...it was scheduled during the Hoke regime.
|3 days 18 hours ago||Utah 17 - Michigan 13||
This is a tough first game.
|3 days 23 hours ago||Jim Tressel has done a lot of good things for a lot of people...||
...regardless of what happened with tattoos and benefits at YSU, etc. He's probably my favorite non-Michigan coach, which I realize is not a popular opinion in these parts.
|5 days 18 hours ago||Harbaugh =/= a fan||
He has to hold himself and the team to a very different standard than we do. He can help the team succeed by holding them to a high standard. We as fans are much more likely to create negativity and pressure with our high expectations. And fans make themselves miserable, which spills over onto other fans.
|5 days 19 hours ago||Auburn||
That team was only two years removed from a national championship. And anyway, the bigger point is that guys like Saban, Carroll, Stoops, etc. didn't turn things around overnight. If someone is going to be unhappy because Harbaugh doesn't outperform those guys, then that's on them.
|5 days 19 hours ago||This season is going to be the first step in a...||
...difficult process. Nobody takes a 5-7 team and turns them into contenders in one year. Look at Saban's first year at Alabama, Carroll's first year at USC, etc.
This team could make a lot of progress and still finish with only seven wins. Luck - in terms of injuries, the bounces of fumbles, etc. - will have a big effect on the Michigan's record.
What I want to see is a program headed in the right direction.
|5 days 20 hours ago||But still No. 1 in our hearts, right?||
|1 week 12 hours ago||It wasn't long ago that Harbaugh was a jerk...||
...because he didn't let guys play cards.
|1 week 1 day ago||Chance to look stupid:||
Drake Johnson will lead the team in rushing for the season with roughly 800 yards.
|1 week 1 day ago||Rudock and sacks||
Rudock took 14 sacks in 2013 and 18 last year. DG took 34 (!) in 2013 and 24 last year.
Iowa surrendered a total of 22 sacks last year (1.69 per game - 37th best in the country). Michigan surrendered a total of 26 sacks last year (2.17 per game - 76th best in the country).
|1 week 1 day ago||1-5 with 5 being the highest||
Or maybe it's 0-5, but I don't remember seeing a 0.
|1 week 3 days ago||We owe Brian a great debt for wading through this||
You are a mensch, Brian.
|1 week 3 days ago||This is like...||
...a presidential candidate annoucing that he/she is not always very fond of babies and veterans. It's almost incredible.
|1 week 4 days ago||photo:||
|1 week 4 days ago||Great work||
Thanks for doing this.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||oh - don't worry||
Propriety and class will be the watchwords during its creation.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||How did I miss this survey?!||
I would have told you that I like having you on the blog because you make me laugh and that, after you die from natural causes, I intend to wear you as a hat.
Also, and I don't mean to cause a rift, but isn't RGard an ape and not a monkey?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||...said a drunk person.||
I really hope people can enjoy a 7-6 season if that's what happens. This program is on the right track. But it might take a few years to get to where we want to be.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Some people deal with these painful matters with...||
...irreverance. It doesn't mean they fail to appreciate the gravity of the issues.
FWIW, I use gallows humor to help deal with particularly difficult situations on a fairly regular basis.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||In his defense...||
...he needs to practice his puns. You don't want your sense of humor to Aussify.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Weber State||
He was at Weber State before transferring to Michigan.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||My sense is that Australian football players could...||
...take every punting job in American football. Kids in the U.S. don't grow up having to hone an Aussie football level of skill with respect to kicking.
I think O'Neill will likely be a extremely valuable this year given Michigan's likely struggles on offense.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Yep||
A quirk of Michigan history is that Desmond may not have won the Heisman if Alexander hadn't been hurt that year, because Alexander likely would have been targeted quite a bit if he'd been able to play.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Exeter||
I suppose Exeter is fine for the jocular type, but I've always felt that the serious-minded boy must attend Eton. This is especially true if he is a hemophiliac.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I remember the last time Michigan won 7.7 games||
It was 1991.4. People were pretty disappointed, though that team was in a very different situation than Michigan is in now.