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|10 hours 49 min ago||Wagner and Wilson need to become the on-court leaders...||
...of this team. Walton, Irvin, and Rahk probably are who they are at this point. They seem like solid guys, but you can't count on them to succeed offensively in each game.
|10 hours 57 min ago||Huh||
The team has looked like a knock-off of Wisconsin circa 2011 at times this year. They showed more grit tonight than they did against Va. Tech. I wonder if the time they now spend on defense has cost the offense. Irvin, Walton, and Rahk combined for 13 points - ugh...It's nice to win. I hope this is the beginning of Wagner becoming the team's on-court leader.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Wagner's defensive lapses||
I wonder if they are partly rooted in his German programs not emphasizing defense. It may be an unfair stereotype, but the European basketball I see tends not to have much defense.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Until proven otherwise, I'm going to assume it's the same...||
...personal issue that Troy McClure felt he had to hide.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Well, I mean...||
...it's a win-win.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Another nitpick:||
I found an actual nit in his hair. I picked it out and ate it, because I am a sociable member of the troupe.
|2 days 10 hours ago||I'm fairly confident it's true for the Super Bowl era, fwiw||
I'm not sure if it's true if you go all the way back to the founding of the league.
|2 days 19 hours ago||This is terrible||
And I applaud it.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Time for revenge for 1991||
I'm looking at you, Terrell Buckley.
|2 days 20 hours ago||I don't think...||
...Jim Harbaugh needs me to make him more competitive.
|4 days 20 hours ago||Michigan running backs since the late '80s||
Hart had the best vision and instincts, for lack of a better word, of any running back I've seen at Michigan. I'd want him if I had a mediocre line. He's going to get you something when there's not much there to be had. But I'd take Wheatley, Biakabatuka, or Boles if I had a good line. Those guys were more likely to rip off big gains after the line got them to the second level.
|4 days 23 hours ago||Good news and terrible news||
It looks like he has stabilized his life, but his young son recently died.
|5 days 16 hours ago||I didn't watch non-Michigan DLs closely, but...||
...Ryan Glasgow was an animal - a dirty, filthy animal, like a greased warthog - all year long. Second team seems unlikely to be appropriate.
|5 days 18 hours ago||Indeed||
I would be very unhappy if I were one of Indiana's six football fans and the firing was just about a personality clash.
|5 days 18 hours ago||What the...||
Know who you are, Indiana. This reminds me of Minnesota firing Glen Mason.
The only thing that would make this make sense would be some sort of off-the-field issue.
|6 days 11 hours ago||I'm pretty sure I saw...||
...an exasperated Coach Beilein say, "What are you doing?" to Irvin after the play.
|6 days 11 hours ago||ugh||
It's now two-plus years of a team that goes to the corner and curls up in a ball anytime they get hit in the mouth. They lack an on-court leader. They seem like a collection of parts. Walton and Irvin are too often just guys.
It's hard to be very invested in a team that seems to lack heart. That may be a fan/feelingsball way to look at things, but it seems very real.
|6 days 16 hours ago||ah - makes sense||
|6 days 16 hours ago||semi-thread jack||
Does anyone know why the Army-Navy rivalry has become so one-sided? Has it mostly been coaching? I guess is that the emphasis on football and caliber of athletes available are pretty much equal between the programs.
|6 days 20 hours ago||I am just a fan||
|1 week 23 hours ago||"Brian going corporate"||
|1 week 1 day ago||This was his fifth year||
|1 week 1 day ago||I'm going to just keep re-reading this...||
...until I fall asleep tonight. I don't have your optimism, but I like it.
|1 week 1 day ago||The defense is going to be so thin||
And nearly all of the team's catches are walking out the door.
|1 week 1 day ago||Re: Peppers||
I just looked at Charles Woodson's stats from 1997 and was surprised to see that he only had seventeen catches + carries on the year (Peppers had 29 this year). Woodson returned punts, like Peppers. But he did not return kicks that season. And it's worth remembering that Woodson didn't face fast tempo offenses like Peppers did...I wasn't thrilled with the use of Peppers on offense either, but it's hard not to yell out "this guy is getting the ball" to the other team without him being on the field a decent amount as a decoy. And the coaches may have rightly decided that Michigan was better off with Peppers getting some rest so he could play defense.
|1 week 1 day ago||Are women considered people at Liberty?||
I'm not sure.
|1 week 1 day ago||A few thoughts:||
OSU's first two touchdowns were the result of interceptions. Some caution was warranted.
The play calls didn't didn't cause guys to miss blocks, drop balls, or commit penalties.
The play calls didn't cause the refs to ignore pass interference.
|1 week 1 day ago||thanks for the info||
I hope your OSU family, friends, etc. were alright today. Terrible stuff.
|1 week 1 day ago||FWIW||
I think we'll see a number of Harbaugh teams that are as good as this one. The defense might not ever be quite as strong, but the offense has a lot of room to grow. Beating OSU is always going to be very difficult as long as Meyer is there, but I don't think we should expect to look back at this team as a once-in-a-decade group. Imagine three years from now with a Harbaugh-recruited QB at the helm and an OL that belongs entirely to Drevno.
|1 week 1 day ago||yeah...||
Next year's game will be in AA, obviously, but it should involve a much-improved OSU and a very young and inexperienced Michigan. I can't say I'm optimistic.