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|1 day 46 min 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 3 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 7 hours ago||Well, I mean...||
...it's a win-win.
|1 day 7 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.
|1 day 18 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 3 hours ago||This is terrible||
And I applaud it.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Time for revenge for 1991||
I'm looking at you, Terrell Buckley.
|2 days 3 hours ago||I don't think...||
...Jim Harbaugh needs me to make him more competitive.
|4 days 3 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 7 hours ago||Good news and terrible news||
It looks like he has stabilized his life, but his young son recently died.
|5 days 32 min 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 2 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 2 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.
|5 days 19 hours ago||I'm pretty sure I saw...||
...an exasperated Coach Beilein say, "What are you doing?" to Irvin after the play.
|5 days 19 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 1 min ago||ah - makes sense||
|6 days 13 min 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 4 hours ago||I am just a fan||
|1 week 7 hours ago||"Brian going corporate"||
|1 week 18 hours ago||This was his fifth year||
|1 week 19 hours 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 19 hours ago||The defense is going to be so thin||
And nearly all of the team's catches are walking out the door.
|1 week 19 hours 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 23 hours ago||Are women considered people at Liberty?||
I'm not sure.
|1 week 23 hours 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.
|1 week 1 day ago||At this point...||
...commiserating with everyone here on the blog is inseparable from my Michigan fandom. I wouldn't want to be miserable about sports with anyone else.
|1 week 1 day ago||Charlton's play||
Something that pains me about yesterday is that I'm not sure we'll see a better performance by a Michigan defense against a Meyer-led OSU offense. I'm confident we'll see a better Michigan offense go up against Meyer and OSU, but yesterday may well be the peak defense - especially at DL. You'd hope a line made up of this group would be enough for a win.