The nutty Michigan coverage isn't so much about Harbaugh as it is a signal to the Big Ten that Fox wants to party.
|34 min 38 sec ago||I thought there was||
at least sweep called for Issac, maybe 2 or 3. but yeah, almost all the runs were between the tackles.
|4 hours 4 min ago||If we're going to stay in the days||
of TE's, FB's and two wr sets - I don't think that's even an 'if'. Using fullbacks and mutliple TE formations has been common for Harbaugh at both Stanford and SF. I don't think we're going to see much change in that while he's at UM.
|5 hours 13 min ago||Offensive death machine||
I think we're a year or two away from that. Rudock is a good QB who will have better games but his bread and butter is short to intermediate routes. Need an upgrade at RB (a healthy Drake Johnson would help) and need the oline to jell better.
I think they can be a decent to good offense towards the end of the year but I think for a death machine to surface they need some significant improvement out of some of the players they have (which might be asking a lot in one fall) or need upgrades at certain positions which will come through recruiting.
|5 hours 22 min ago||You're last paragraph||
Agree. It was disappointing after the game because there were definitely opportunities lost that had they converted might have led to a win. I was expecting a close hard fought game and that's what it was. However, I thought they played better too. I'm expecting this team to get better as the season goes along, unlike the last couple of years where what you saw in November was pretty similiar to what you saw in August.
Utah's a decent program that plays in one of the tougher divisions in college football - the Pac 12 South. They beat USC, UCLA and Stanford last year and lost to ASU in double OT. They aren't national title contenders but they are chopped liver either.
|8 hours 47 min ago||No offense||
but why were you shocked Rudock missed the long balls? He's not that good of a long ball thrower. His game is short to medium range passes.
|10 hours 9 min ago||MSU in 2013||
Part of the reason for the offensive turnaround was they benched their starting QB and inserted Cook as the starting QB.
|10 hours 12 min ago||Wilson's td run||
The safety completely boned that play too. They all crashed hard on the sweep and left a gaping hole in the middle.
|10 hours 16 min ago||Rudock throwing 40x/game||
I get what you're saying but part of that was being down in the 4th quarter. 12 of his attempts came on UM's last two possessions.
When you're running backs are averaging 2.5 yds/carry, you're probably going to end up throwing the ball more than you want. Also, a lot of his throws were wr screens/throws at the line of scrimmage - some people just consider those long hand offs.
|10 hours 25 min ago||Rudock's downfield accuracy||
Didn't part of his scouting report coming in say that the long ball wasn't his speciality? If they keep taking shots down the field I'm guessing they'll connect on some but I'm not expecting Rucock to consistently hit long throws down the field.
|19 hours 12 min ago||I don't know||
The coaches have only had one spring and one fall camp to work with the players. They aren't going to turn water into wine overnight. Let's see how these guys look mid season and at the end of the season.
|19 hours 14 min ago||Vision||
The vision by Smith (and Green) was pretty poor last year too. Vision is one of those things that's hard to teach. You either have or you don't. It can get better but I wouldn't expect an substantial gains.
|19 hours 16 min ago||Unfortunately||
you're last sentence sounds a lot like last year.
|21 hours 9 min ago||RB yes, wr don't know||
Chesson has been open twice deep and we missed. Both Darboh and Chesson have caught short passes and gotten nice yac. The play calling in the passing game has been pretty conservative.
Running backs - there's a world of difference between Booker and our rb's. None of our rb's seem to have quick feet like Booker.
|21 hours 28 min ago||When Kalis said||
they were blowing guys 10 yds off the ball, it would've been nice if he mentioned he was talking about what they do against the scout team.
|1 day 7 hours ago||To some extent yes||
but the NFL, and particularly Goodell, is looking just as bad with their handling of the Brady/Pats case. The media stories on deflategate any more aren't about how the Patriots cheated. They are more about how Goodell and the NFL bungled the whole thing.
This isn't Hollywood where the old saying 'any press is good press' applies. Does the NFL want to keep getting hammered in the media over deflategate to cover other issues or do they want to lick their wounds and walk away?
|1 day 9 hours ago||Filing an appeal||
I get what you're saying but how long does Goodell and the NFL want this to play out and stay in the media?
He's got massive egg on his face and the longer this has been drawn out and the more facts that have been uncovered, it seems like the media story has turned from the Pats cheated to how the NFL botched the entire thing.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Agree||
I'm not expecting a masterpiece tomorrow night. Coming out with a win would be huge. Like you I'm expecting a decent amount of improvement throughout the year. The final product in mid-November should be a much better team than the one we're going to see tomorrow night.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Utah exposing weaknesses||
Kind of agree. Bo once said he liked opening with ND because he knew right off the bat where his team was and where they needed to get better.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Freddy Canteen to CB||
While that does spark a concern with the corners, on the other side that hopefully means the coaches like what they are seeing out of the wr's - a position group that entering fall camp probably had as many questions as any other position group.
|2 days 3 hours ago||I still have nightmares||
about that game. The first half was one of the most dominating performances by a UM offense I've ever seen. Second half was a complete 180.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Mike Debord sighting||
Scroll down to the bottom and it says Debord will be calling the plays in Knoxville this season.
|2 days 6 hours ago||From '93 - '07||
I'd be interested to see where the 140-48 ranks with other P5 teams over that period. Off the top of my head Florida St, OSU and Florida probably have better winning percentages, but not too many other programs jump out as having better winning percentages over that period. I'm sure there are some other P5 teams that have better winning percentages but I bet it's not by a lot.
|2 days 7 hours ago||A&M||
it'll be interesting to see if Chavis can turn the A&M defense into a decent unit. They seem to always have plenty of firepower on offense but the defense has been a total sieve.
|2 days 17 hours ago||NFL line||
While a lot of the olinemen went on the NFL success, heading into the 1997 season UM only had 1 returning starter on the oline - Jansen. In the 1997 spring practices Hutch and Zieman were moved from the dline to the oline.
|3 days 5 hours ago||Agree||
Gant and McCray still have this year to learn and grow. The depth at LB will be very thin next year.
|3 days 7 hours ago||No||
The tank is extremely low at LB for next year.
|4 days 5 hours ago||Yeah||
some of those road losses though were games where UM snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.
|4 days 6 hours ago||Agree for the most part||
except that the defense wasn't always on the field and if you go back and look a lot of the scoring drives the opponents had were long drives that started in the opponents end of the field.
|4 days 8 hours ago||What's your definition of rare?||
Carr went 16-13 on the road against teams ranked at the time of the game.
|4 days 9 hours ago||Apples and oranges||
Comparing OSU under 1 year of Fickel to the last few years of UM football is like comparing apples to oranges. Tressel had elevated OSU to one of the top programs in the country and was very good at developing players. OSU only had to survive one year of Fickel, and really it wasn't even a full calendar year.
|4 days 20 hours ago||Back dated is key||
with how big this class could be, being able to slot some guys in the 2015 class would be nice.
|4 days 23 hours ago||The catch being||
there were only one or two games on the TV on Saturday then. Bill Flemming's show was a way to see highlights of all the Top 25 teams.
|5 days 4 hours ago||If you go by recruiting rankings||
OSU and UM are first and second in recruiting classes and the 3rd place team isn't even close. The problem is the players haven't been getting developed at UM. The players are there, it's a matter of how long it takes Harbaugh and his staff to start bringing out the best in them.
|5 days 4 hours ago||Yes||
UM stumbled and bumbled to 5 wins last year with one of the weakest performances at QB UM has had in a long time and to add insult to injury, the running backs weren't exactly taking advantage of the holes the oline eas creating for a good portion of the year.
A solid showing by the QB and I think, like others have said, we're looking at a floor of 8 wins.
|1 week 5 hours ago||Light years better||
That would be awesome but I think a lot of people sell last year's oline short. It definitely didnt'tdeserve comparison's to the Hanlon olines or evem most of the ones under Carr. However, I think a portion of the criticism aimed at the oline was due to the running backs not finding the holes. Most people when they see the running back get tackled at the line of scrimmage assume the oline messed up - I usually do. However, if you go back and read the UFR's from last year, one of Brian's general themes, at least until Johnson took over, was the oline was creating holes but the running backs weren't hitting them. When Brian did his running back preview yesterday, he spent a decent amount of time showing how Green/Smith were missing the holes the oline created.
|1 week 1 day ago||Well||
he answered the Mone question but completely ignored the follow up question about whether there were any other long term injuries.
|1 week 1 day ago||Afuckingmen||
Goose bumps. This is going to be the longest 7 days in a looong time. I'm more jacked now for this season opener then I've been in a long time for any UM football game.
|1 week 1 day ago||The only thing||
I think can of quickly off the top of my head is if you blitz packages that you want to use to come from the QB's blind side.
|1 week 1 day ago||Nice write up||
Don't have much more to add. Hard to believe it'll have been 12 years since Navarre was wearing the maize and blue. Time flies.
|1 week 1 day ago||Your last sentence||
I presume is the infamous 'what if' the OP mentions. If Henson is the QB in 2001, I don't think ti's too far fetched to say UM goes 11-0 and is playing Miami for the National Title. I doubt UM wins the game cause Miami just had way more talent then UM that year. However, instead of looking at Carr's career and saying he had a great run from '97 to '99 with some nice seasons sprinkled in afterwards, we might be saying hehad a great run from '97 to '01, if not possibly through '06 when you add in Big Ten titles in '03 and '04 and a #2 ranking heading into Columbus in '06.
|1 week 1 day ago||The other play||
that sticks out to me is a pass in the 4th quarter. I think it was fairly late in the game and UM had a third down. They call a pass and it was to either the TE or fullback. OSU actually had it defended pretty well but Navarre lofted it perfectly right over the defender into the receiver's arms. It gave UM a first down and I think they ended up running out the clock after that.
|1 week 2 days ago||Even if it was||
the UM home game that got moved to Detroit, for one year that would probably be okay for the long run because it would have left MSU and OSU as home games in different years. Now, you're looking at somewhat lopsided schedules where the odd years have both rivalry games at home and the even years where the rivalry games are on the road. In the even years, one has to hope for some combination of: PSU being good, 1 or 2 of the crossover opponents being good or a top notch non-conference opponent coming to AA.
|1 week 2 days ago||I upvoted you||
for your last paragraph. That's some good comedy right there.
|1 week 2 days ago||Let's not get too crazy||
It's great that Brian has done these to give us an idea of how Rudock performed for Iowa. At the same time though one of the things I've enjoyed most about this blog is the UFR's of Michigan games. We probably only got UFR's on about half the games last year. I realize in most cases, the offensive UFR would be like sticking needles in your eyes, but I would have been real curious to see how the oline graded out the second half of the year.
|1 week 2 days ago||Turnover margin||
Reduced turnovers would be nice but turnover margin is how both the offensive and defensive units perform. One of the reasons the turnover margin was so bad was because the defense was awful at creating turnovers. They ranked 123rd (out of 125 teams) in turnovers created. The offense ranked 98th in turnovers lost.
|1 week 3 days ago||I hope the Free Press||
doesn't see this quote. Sounds like they could be going over the alloted amount of practice hours.
"We're over here in this building all day. If we're not practicing we're meeting or we’re walking through or doing something together, coaches and players alike."
|1 week 3 days ago||Moving the game to October||
Yup. Definitely remember that moving the game to October was 'leaked' to the public - presumably to gauge reaction. It was an overwhelming negative reaction from the OSU and UM fan bases.
|1 week 3 days ago||Nebraska-OU||
Stopped being an annual game when the Big 12 went to divisions and they were placed in different divisions.
|1 week 3 days ago||It's kind of like which came first||
the chicken or the egg. If you go back and read Brian's UFER's from early in the season, the general feel of the running game is there were holes to be found but the running backs weren't finding them (Green and Smith). That's not to say the oline was dominating and they were gaping holes, but if Brian's going back and re-watching the game a few times to dissect the plays and he's seeing holes, I gotta believe that there were some holes. Maybe not necessarily on every running play, but enough times for Brian to make comments that the backs weren't finding the holes.
|1 week 3 days ago||Yes and No||
Yeah, it will tell us where the team is at the beginning of the year, but for the first time in a few years, I truly think the team we see on the field in November will be a much better team then the one we see on the field in early September.
I'm not going to get too concerned with how the team looks at Utah. Obviously, if they look medicore it's going to be a disappointment but I don't think how they play in Utah will be indicative of what to expect for the next 11 games.
|1 week 4 days ago||Yeah||
To a lesser extent Lyons falls into the Norfleet/Canteen hype. Once the transfer was finalized, most people just immediately assumed Lyons would waltz in and be a starter. There's a lot of bodies competing for one cornerback spot (as long as Lewis is healthy he's got one spot locked down).
|1 week 4 days ago||Agree||
You can still have an open practice and get a lot accomplished. You're going to work your fundamentals and pound your bread and butter. You're working on your trick plays or surprise formations but with the limited amount of time they have to practice, Harbaugh isn't going to scratch the open practice off as a wasted one.
|1 week 4 days ago||WR blocking||
A lot of the time all the wr needs to do with a db is keep them occupied. It's not like an olineman or fullback where you want them to engage and often times move the defender. As long as Harris is staying square and engaged with the db and not getting pushed backwards, he's doing his job. It's great if the wr can drive the db backwards but it isn't neceassarily a requirement.
|1 week 5 days ago||In 2010||
Stanford was blowing just about everyone out. Here's the scores:
Stanford 52 Sac St 17 (38-7 at the half)
Stanford 35 UCLA 0 (28-0 heading into the 4th)
Stanford 68 Wake Forest 24 (41-10 at the half)
Stanford 37 ND 14 (tight game heading into the 4th)
Stanford 31 Oregon 52
Stanford 37 USC 35
Stanford 38 WSU 28 (31-7 heading into the 4th)
Stanford 41 Washington 0 (led 28-0 at the half)
Stanford 42 Arizona 17 (lead 35-10 heading into the 4th)
Stanford 17 Arizona St 13
Stanford 48 Cal 14 (led 31-0 at the half)
Stanford 38 Oregon St 0 (lead 31-0 heading into the 4th)
Stanford 40 VaTech 12
When you're blowing out 50% of your opponents and the games over heading into the 4th quarter, if not at halftime, why would you continue to put your once in a lifetime talent at risk by asking him to throw the ball alot? Should he have had Luck throwing the ball more in the second half and 4th quarters of those blow outs?
Harbaugh is cut from the Bo mold. He's going to have a balanced offense but once he gets a lead he's going to demoralize you by pounding the ball down your throat with the running the game.
|1 week 6 days ago||What do you consider under wraps?||
As a freshman he might have kept Luck under wraps. In 2009 Luck had 162 completions on 288 attempts for 2575 ys, 13 TD's and 4 ints.
Luck's sophomore year was something we haven't seen around Ann Arbor in a long time. 372 attempts with 263 completions for 3338 yds, 32 TD's and 8 ints. I think most of us would be doing cartwheels if Harbaugh kept the UM QB under wraps and he had a year like Luck did in 2010.
|1 week 6 days ago||I get||
that he struggled at times last year but players do get better. In addition, I'm assuming the instruction he's getting this past spring and in fall camp is way better than what he was getting last year.
I'm guessing there's going to be a few players who make noticeable improvements this year compared to what they have done in the past year(s).
|1 week 6 days ago||#1 WR||
is the buzz from camp that Darboh has locked this sport down and that's why #1 WR wasn't part of the OP?
|1 week 6 days ago||Before Hill got hurt last year||
he was starting to emerge as the second best TE on the team.
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||Toys R Us||
If UM goes to the Toys R Us bowl, would Brandon be the one presenting the trophy to the winning team?
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||True but||
if less than 24-48 hours after he had suffered a probable concussion couldn't his mental state/capabilities be questioned as to whether he was of sound mind to sign it without having representation there?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I think||
he's referring to UM losing to Toledo in 2008.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Poor FG kickers||
One of the FG kickers under RR was actually pretty good under Hoke - Gibbons.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||If you weren't||
able to figure out what my post meant based upon the context of the t hread, I feel bad for you.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||If UM||
can go something like 9-3/10-2 I think the domino's will start to fall.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||As others have said||
Oregon, OSU and Baylor are 3 of the elite offenses in the country. While I'm sure teams will look at how those 3 teams attacked the Spartan defense, most teams aren't going to have the athletes that Oregon, OSU and Baylor do - especially at the QB position.
Having the blueprint to attack MSU's defense is one thing. Having the athletes to carry out the blue print is another thing.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah||
So the thread at work and didn't click. Came back later at work to check it out and it was gone. Hop on tonight and the thread's back up.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I can't believe Kraft||
crumbled like he did and let Brady go through this on his own.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||With how tight||
the rows are, I wonder how many people will end up with beer spilled down their back during a game?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I dont' know||
Gardner's stats for his junior season are pretty rediculous. Gardner 2013 is all over the record books, and near the top in most catagories for single season stats (int's too of course). His decision making was definitely questionable but his performance under Nuss was significantly worse then his performance under Borges.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||A recent one??||
Keeping in mind the Raiders didn't come into existence until the early 60's - From the mid 60's to the early 80's the Raiders were unquestionably the better of the two organizations. For the first half of the 80's they were about equal.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||With all the Tiger fans on the board||
I'm surprised it took this long to get Kirk Gibson mentioned.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||There is a way||
if Shane beats out Ruddock, Shane will start. The short time Harbaugh has been here all he has preached is competition. What kind of message is it going to send to the team if Shane is the better QB but Ruddock is the starter?
|3 weeks 5 days ago||An offense that couldn't stay on the field||
is actually inaccurate. UM's offense was actually fairly good at controlling the ball, in terms of time of possession, last year.
|4 weeks 2 hours ago||I wonder||
if the talk in the Peppers media day link about 3 safeties on the field is a small insight as to how the staff might combat the lack of depth at LB next year.
|4 weeks 9 hours ago||Yup||
Basically a chip shot FG too. That came right after a 3rd down play where Walker, who had a great year in 2001, dropped that pass on 3rd down. Up until that 3rd down all the momentum in the second half was clearly on UM's side. Navarre rifled it to Walker, but it hit Walker in the hands (and the pass was pretty much right on target).
|4 weeks 19 hours ago||I wouldn't go so far to say we win the game||
Even without this return they still outscored UM 19-10.
|4 weeks 19 hours ago||Marquise Walker||
I believed blocked a couple of punts in the 2001 season.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Nose dive under Stewart||
What do you consider a nose dive?
Bill Stewart went 9-4 in each of his 3 seasons as head coach at WVU. While not on par with RR's double digit win seasons, I wouldn't exactly call it a nose dive. A step backwards, yes.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Chesson||
I get what you're saying but he saw the field a lot as a freshman. Not a ton of production, but he was out there. Last year, the passing game was just awful so I don't know how much you can read into the production of the wr's last year.
As has been discussed on here all off-season, the coaching from a positional and overall perspective in terms of developing players probably was lacking quite a bit with the previous staff. I'm not ready to write off too many players just yet.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Agree but||
that choesiveness might not carry forward too much into this year. Barring a surprise Walton and Caris are probably going to start. There'll be a big feeling out process with them and the younger guys who stepped up. Not to mention, it'll be real interesting to see how Beilein allocates minutes to the wings.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I think QB is the bigger key||
I think people under value how the oline performed last year - it wasn't dominant or even up to what most of us consider normal UM standards, but it wasn't as awful as most people make it seem. Michigan's running game was fairly solid the second half of the year and especially the last third of the year. If you go back and read Brian's UFR's from early in the season, one of the general themes on the offense is there were holes to be had on the running plays, but the running backs weren't finding them.
The quality of play from the QB spot had a much bigger impact on the offense last year then the quality of the oline play.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||2012||
Heading into 2012 UM was coming off an 11-2 season capped with a victory in the Sugar Bowl. A lot of people were optmistic good times were ahead.
Also, the period of down time hadn't been that long and Brandon hadn't started jerking around the fan base. The lackluster play in 2013 and 2014 combined with what was by then seen as an extended down period and capped with many peoples angst towards Brandon drove a lot of people away.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Martin||
I think he gets shafted a little too much on here. As you mentioned, he hired Beilein and started the facility upgrades, while also getting UM AD into the black, no? On top of that he hired RR. In the end the RR hire didn't work out, but at the time most people thought he had hit a home run.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||What??||
Is Utah in some special time zone where they are only 30 minutes off from the neighboring time zones?
If it's a 7:57 kickoff on the east coast, that's 5:57 Utah time.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||and outside of BYU||
this is probably the biggest non-conference game Utah has played at home in a long time. I'm guessing this might be the first time a 'blue blood' of college football has traveled to Utah for a non-conference game.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Week 4||
I could be wrong but I don't think there are a lot of great match up's in Week 4. If UM could be 3-0 and BYU maybe 2-1, Ann Arbor might be a landing spot for Game Day.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Don't get hurt???||
Wisky lost a couple dlineman to injury during that game and after they went out, the LSU running game started to take over.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I doubt||
it's Ole Miss/Bama since they'll have just done the Bama/Wisky game a couple weeks earlier. They generally try to mix up the teams, and Bama might be in bigger games later in the year (LSU, Auburn) that would attract Game Day.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Are you getting||
hard tickets or just electronic tickets? If it's the latter, it shouldn't be an issue.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||If it's an 8 pm start||
for the east coast, that's 6pm Utah time so it'd be sunny for a good portion of the first half. I live in Colorado and being a mile closer to the sun does make a difference. I'm guessing SLC's elevation is around 5,000'.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||A lot of really bad teams||
While there are some games against possible NCAA tourney teams, there's also a number of games against really bad teams. Below is the RPI from last year for some of these teams:
Youngstown St - 296
Houston Baptist - 290
Elon - 264
Northern Kentucky - 263
Delaware St - 213
Bryant - 189
While Delaware St and Bryant aren't that bad, the first four listed are awful. You'd prefer the 'cupcakes' on your schedule to be more in the Bryant/Delaware St range. Now granted, maybe some of those teams are better this year and their RPI will improve, but based upon last year there are some teams that are going to drag UM's RPI down.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Thread needs a new title||
the content in this thread has nothing to do with UM being a sleeper pick this year.
Possibly the best thread jack ever.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Trading Up?||
What do you mean by trading up? While Navy and Air Force have decent to pretty good teams, Army has been awful at football for a while now.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||It's the old catch-22||
Everyone wants to utilize the best players as much as they can but they when someone gets hurt on special teams, it's 'why are they playing special teams'.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Not sure||
if you're implying that the man wearing #7 is Harbaugh, but that's more then likely Rick Leach.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Nebraska-OU||
That was lost before Nebraska went to the Big 10. When the Big 12 went to 2 divisions Nebraska and OU were in separate divisions and didn't play each other every year. They still played each other now and then but the annual rivalry had ended.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||It will be interesting||
If Harbaugh brings UM back to what we all hope will be a consistent Top 10-15 program, it'll be interesting to see what happens with tickets. The last few years it's really been a no brainer to just go stub hub/secondary market for tickets.
If we start seeing matchup's like #12 MSU vs #6 UM or #3 OSU vs #5 UM in the big house, secondary prices are going to be through the roof. Even the less marquee games will see their demand increase.
|6 weeks 3 hours ago||The Quick Kick||
Used to see it every now and then back in the day but you never see it now.
|6 weeks 8 hours ago||True but||
I think you make some valid points but Bo's health issues also played a role in him stepping down as Head Coach.
|6 weeks 9 hours ago||Return yards||
While true that he has more return yards than those people, he also has waaaaay many more returns than the people you mention.
Number of kickoff returns:
Norfleet - 94
Derrick Alexander - 27
Anthony Thomas - 31
Amani Toomer - less then 27
Martavious Odoms - 54
Ty Wheatley - 31
Todd Howard - less than 27
Stanley Edwards - less than 27
|6 weeks 9 hours ago||Bear Bryant||
in one of the book's on Bo (can't remember the title, I'd have to check when I get home) Bo told a story about Bear Bryant. It was late in Bryant's coaching career and Bryant told Bo he essentially didn't have the fire in him to coach. Bo asked him why he didn't just quit. Bryant's response was along the lines that there were a lot of people whose jobs at Alabama were because of Bryant. When he (Bryant) stepped down all his assistants would have to find new jobs and more then likely a new coach would replace most of, if not all of, the office personnel and a lot of the suppot staff.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I don't know||
Gardner's 2013 season is one of the best passing season's a QB has ever had at UM. Gardner's 2013 passing stats are all over the single season records and most of them are near the top.
Now, if you said Gardner was broken by the end of the 2014 season, I'd agree 100%.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I'm guessing||
the next head coaching job the other guys got wasn't at one of the premier football schools in the country.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||1999||
What game did Brady not start in 1999?
|6 weeks 1 day ago||One could say||
getting the UM job after Bo retired was his Mulligan because his head coaching stint at Illinois didn't exactly set the world on fire.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||There was a fairly big write up||
on this blog about the play a year or two ago with interviews of Moeller and Holtz thrown in. If I remember correctly, there were 3 different options on the play and it was up to Grbac to decide which one to call when they got to the line.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Hoke's eye for talent||
I think that's a fair question but at the same time recruiting highly ranked recruits is only half the battle. Developing them to be good college players and utilizing those players to maximize their strengths is the other half. I think most of us agree that Hoke and his staff weren't that great at the latter.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah||
If you're eligible for a 5th year, your first 4 years are essentially a tryout to see if you'll be granted a 5th year. Harbaugh wasn't here for these guys first 4 years so all he had was film to see what they did in games and then in spring practice to see how hard they work, attitude, coachability, etc.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||You must have stopped checking||
before you got to the early 80's when Clemson won the NC.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Maybe I missed these||
but the 1991 ND game (Grbac to Howard). I'd also throw in the 1978 OSU-UM in Columbus. Tied 0-0 at halftime and then UM comes out and dominates the second half to win 22-0. I'd also put the '84 Miami (FL) game on the list.
Also, one of the most dominating performances I've seen between matchup of Top 5 teams - the 1997 PSU game.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Antonio Bass||
was a recruit in the 2005 class and was getting plays called for him his freshmean year. While I doubt he would have supplanted Henne as QB, had Bass not gotten hurt I'm guessing he would have been getting a lot of reps at QB in 2007 when Henne went down. Should Carr maybe have tried for a more a high profile recruit in 2006, maybe but Carr was pulling him some pretty highly rated QB's everry couple of years.
|7 weeks 18 hours ago||PSU undefeated years||
In 1968 I'm not sure how much their SOS played into it. By the middle of October the AP rankings went USC, OSU, PSU. The top 3 went undefeated the rest of the way so you had a #1 vs #2 matchup in the Rose Bowl.
In 1969, PSU was #3 heading into late November and wikipedia says "November 29 #3 Penn State which won at North Carolina State 33-8, had been considered for the Cotton Bowl Classic, where the Southwestern Conference champ (Texas or Arkansas) would go. Before Ohio State's loss, however, the players had voted to accept a bid to the Orange Bowl, because they preferred going to Miami instead of Dallas, even though the Nittany Lions went to the Orange Bowl the previous season and defeated Kansas 15-14. Certain to move up to #2 regardless of how the Texas-Arkansas game came out, Penn State unexpectedly had passed up a chance to go up against the #1 team in the nation.
So in 1969, PSU had only themselves to blame for not playing Texas in the Cotton Bowl in a matchup of what would have been #1 vs #2.
1973, yeah their SOS probably didn't help them.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Saturday||
is supposed to be pretty strong winds all day.
Part of the British Open has always been luck of the draw with regards to weather on Thurs and Fri.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Don't forget||
the US Open at Pebble Beach where he was the 54 leader and then shot something like 80 on Sunday. McDowell ended up winning it that year.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Texas deal||
Once Texas has the Mexico and China markets locked down, their deal is going to massive.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Blurry vision||
That's interesting about the blurry vision cause looking at the replay's, Kolesar came real close to stepping out of bounds.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Respectfully disagree||
I think it has more to do with Molk and the oline. Denard lined up next to Fitz in 2012 but Fitz didn't have anywhere near the same success as he did in 2011.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||I kind of understand||
what you're saying but it's not Fred's fault he was the running back coach on some of UM's worst offenses. Fitz was a beast in the second half of 2011, and then the oline cratered in 2012 and 2013.
I'm not saying Fred is without fault but there were a lot of other problems going on with the offense that were probably out of his control.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Got Beilein too||
Marting hired Beilein.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Really||
Neither Auburn or Alabam were interested in Rackwon McMillan out of Georgia? According to Rivals the #1 inside LB recruit in the 2014 class?
Neither Auburn or Alabama were interested in Vonn Bell? 5* DB out of Georgia in the 2013 class who Rivals ranked as the #4 safety in the country.
Neither Auburn or Alabama wanted Joey Bosa? 4* defensive end from Florida who Rivals ranked as the #4 defensive end in the 2013 class.
Neither Auburn or Alabama wanted Michael Hill? 4* defensive tackle who rivals rated as the #1 recruit in South Carolina and the 10th best defensive tackle in the country in the 2013 class.
At least according to rivals all these guys show offers from Alabama and Auburn, and in Bell's case he visited Alabama, but all went to OSU.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Interesting||
Either Gus hasn't been playing attention to OSU's recruiting or there's a good amount of 4 and 5 stars from the South that didn't interest Auburn and Alabama.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||History||
FSU has already come to AA once.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||There's a few||
Florida/Florida St, Georgia/Georgia Tech and Clemson/South Carolina.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Amen||
Watching the opponent put points on the board right before the half was way to common of an occurence last year.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||They also played||
3 more games. They'd still probably have double the amount of TD's UM scored in the first 12 games, but they scored 40+ pts in the Big Ten title game and in the playoffs.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Depending on how much stock||
you put into it, Hand wanted to pursue an engineering major. The UM coaches tried to steer him away from engineering while Bama said gave him the green light on engineering. Of course, like you said, I'm sure on the field performance played a big role too.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Downsides||
I'm guessing that most of the guys who get drafted would end up going to the pros and not back to college. A lot of these players who would possibly get drafted out of high school/after their freshman year come from homes that aren't in great economic shiape. If you get drafted and have a guaranteed contract for 5, 4, etc. years, why would you go back to college?
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Another thing too||
I don't get the BTN because for me to purchase it, I'd have to buy a bunch of other channels too as it's in a 'sports package'. I have no interest in upping my bill an extra $40 - $50 a month. However, if I could get only the BTN for something like $10-$15 a month, I'd probably order it.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||See OSU and Auburn||
Didn't OSU pretty much tell a kid he shouldn't play anymore and so the kid transferred to Auburn?
Heck, it took 3-4 doctors before one of them figured out the pain my wife was having in her abdomen was kidney stones. As much as we assume the medical staffs at these big time programs are perfect, you very well could get conflicting reports as to what they think the problems are and what they think the further risk of injury is.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Yes||
I think the new staff is key. Obviously, recruiting rankings don't always translate to the field on Saturday's but when you're talking almost entire classes not translating, to me that is probably more of indictment on the coaching staff then the kids. I'm not expecting miracles in the first year but the cupboard that Harbaugh found at UM is stocked much better then the cupboard he found at Stanford.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Dline under Hoke and Co.||
Kind of agree. Hoke and Co. seemed pretty good at turning maybe (and for lack of a better word off the top of my head) questionable guys into solid players but it didn't really seem like they took anyone to that elite level. Maybe they didn't have anyone who, despite recruiting rankings, could have been that elite dlineman...I don't know. While the dline was always pretty solid since the departure of Martin, it always seemed to lack one elite lineman who could consistently cause havoc by himself.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Honestly||
I realize recruiting rankings aren't the end all be all, but I think the biggest issue was the previous coaching staff. To me what happens over the next couple years will be interesting. If Harbaugh and Co. are able to turn some of these guys into extremely solid contributors, I think we'll have an answer as to why the 2013 class maybe hasn't done as much at this point in their careers as some of us had hoped.
You mention both DB and RB are places where guys can contribute immediately. Well, Lewis is coming off a darn good sophomore campaign. Both Smith and Green have seen a lot of action, and while I'm not that high on either of them, I'm guessing there aren't too many running backs that would have run for 1000 yds behind UM's oline the last couple of years. Tyner walked into a juggernaut of an offense. I'm not saying Green's production matches Tyner's but if Green is at Oregon playing behind their oline and with Marriota, I'm guessing he has a lot better numbers then what he's put up at UM.
McCray was in a tough position. LB has been one of the better and deeper positions on the UM roster for a couple of years. Heck, Gideon actually looked real promising at the end of 2013 and then all but disappeard in 2014.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||2013 recruiting class||
should hopefully start to pay dividends this year. They're either redshirt sophs or juniors. I agree it'd be nice to have had some more of these guys step up but they still have half their careers to make an impact.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Center depth||
is Kugler and Glasgow. If Kugler starts at center and Glasgow starts somewhere else on the line, should Kugler get hurt, they'd more than likely move Glasgow to center and bring in someone else to replace Glasgow's position.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Steve Spurrier||
might want to have a conversation with you.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||WR speed||
By no means am I saying that we have burners at the wr position but I think we might be underestimating how fast they might be. Only on the rare occassion did UM attempt a pass more then 30-40 yds down the field the last couple of years. If they did, Gardner was usually planted on the turf or scrambling out of the pocket by the time the receiver got 30-40yds down the field.
Not sure if we're going to see many passes thrown that distance if Ruddock is the QB this year. My memory might be off but from Brian's UFR's, it seems Ruddock is pretty good at the short to intermediate throws but his arm strength might not be great for the deep, deep ball.
While I think Harbaugh will get some burners at the wideouts my bigger concern with the wr's this year is route running and quickness. The precision of the route running and ability to make a quick change of direction during the route will be critical this year.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah||
Recruiting the state of Texas is much easier for Nebraska when you can tell recruits they'll probably be playing in the state of Texas 2-3 times a year when they were in the Big 12.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||I get what you're saying||
and taking a lot of the other variables out - he might only have 3 years of eligibility left compared to a new recruit having 4, but Williams would also have 1 year under his belt with the UM coaching staff plus he'd be 2 years older then a true frosh, so hopefully physically more mature and ready to play the dline.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Paul Brown and Earl Bruce||
were head coaches at Massillon.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Curious if||
this is safe for work?
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Moeller||
After back to back 8-4 seasons in '93 and '94 there was some discontent starting to surface with Moeller.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||True except for 2013||
2013 was one of the most prolific passing offenses in UM history.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||highly regarded running backs||
Drake Johnson didn't seem to have that much trouble getting past the line of scrimmage when he got opportunities to play. Did the oline just magically improve once Drake started getting carries or was Drake the only running back that was able to find the holes the oline was creating?
Like I mentioned above, I'm not saying the oline was a strength but the running game seemed to get better once Johnson started getting carries.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Running backs||
The running game seemed to have pretty good success once Drake started seeing a lot of time. Heck, I think even Smith ran for 100+ against Northwestern.
By no means am I saying the oline was a strength but by the end of the year I didn't see it as a very big weakness. It would have been nice to see what the line looked like all with Drake as the running back. I'm probably one of the few on this board that doesn't think that highly of either Green or Smith (for various reasons).
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Sumlin||
Kind of agree. He's been all offense and no defense pretty much at both places he's been head coach. He got Chavis to leave LSU to be the DC at A&M so we'll see if Chavis can get the D turned around.
|11 weeks 8 hours ago||I'm guessing||
without reading the link the UM AD just has really good accountants and they figured out how to show the AD supposedly has a deficit.
|11 weeks 8 hours ago||Since 1980||
until the advent of the Big Ten Conference Championship game (a span of 31 years) there were only 7 years where OSU or UM didn't win or at least share the Big Ten Title. While other programs definitely got better and weren't the dormats they were in the 70's, the conference was still dominated by UM and OSU, just not to the extent it was in the 70's.
Big Ten titles won between 1980 and 2010:
13 - UM and OSU
5 - Iowa
4 - Wisky
3 - Illinois, MSU, PSU, NU
1 - Purdue
0 - IU, Minny
UM and OSU combined won/shared the conference title more times then all the others combined.
|11 weeks 9 hours ago||To be fair||
has Tiger ever come from behind on Sunday to win a major? That isn't to say he's never not been in the lead on Sunday in a major he's won, but for the 12 majors he's won, he's been the 54 hole leader in all of them, no?
His loss to YE Yang in the PGA I think was the first time he didn't win a major after he held the 54 hole lead.
|11 weeks 9 hours ago||Hitting out of rough||
In addition to the recovery time, the increased strength to hit out of the rough would help. It's similiar to baseball. The HGH/roids isn't going to make your swing better but instead of a deep fly ball to left center being an out, it's now a home run. In golf f you can get an extra 15-20 yds out of your swing that's huge.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||True but||
You're exactly right that every program 'fills in' their class with 3 and 2 star players. The top programs in recruiting though usually load up on 4 and 5 star players.
Below are four of the better programs year in and year out with recruiting. Shown are the number of 4 and 5 stars and the total number of recruits over the last 4 years:
Alabama: 17/26, 17/25, 19/26, 19/24.
OSU: 16/25, 18/24, 16/23, 14/27
USC: 13/15, 12/12, 11/19, 21/26
FSU: 13/19, 11/21, 16/28, 15/20
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Periodic overtime||
I'm assuming by periodic overtime they mean constant overtime.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Considering||
the second longest current streak by an nhl team making the playoffs is 9, I'd say what the Red Wings are doing is pretty impressive.
|12 weeks 17 min ago||Larry Coker||
wasn't all that great. Butch Davis got that program turned around. Coker just got lucky he was promoted when Davis left. Coker's record at Miami went: 12-0, 12-1, 11-2, 9-3, 9-3, 7-6.
|12 weeks 3 hours ago||Recruiting Rankings||
You can continue on all you want, but the teams that have in the BCS title games and are consistently in the Top 5/Top 10 in the country year in and year out are the teams that are also at the top of the recruiting rankings.
Yeah, not every 5 star pans out and yeah, some 3 stars turn into studs. In this day and age though if you want to be a consistent player in the NC conversation you need to have damn good recruiting classes.
|12 weeks 3 hours ago||No doubt but||
Harbaugh has won everywhere he's been.
San Diego: 7-4, 11-1, 11-1. In 2005, Harbaugh's second year, San Diego won a conference title in football for the first time ever. The football program started in 1956.
Stanford: 4-8, 5-7, 8-5, 12-1. Stanford had gone 16-40 the 5 seasons before Harbaugh arrived.
SF: 13-3, 11-4-1, 12-4, 8-8. San Francisco hadn't had a winning record in the 8 previous seasons before Harbaugh arrived.
Is he guaranteed to take UM to the promised land? No. But if you look at his track record, all he has done is win at every place he's been head coach.
|12 weeks 8 hours ago||What's your problem??||
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Basketball players||
at least imo probably have it the hardest. At least with football most games are on Saturday and you're missing very little class time. With basketball you have games all 7 days of the week and due to TV they might have a game that isn't starting until 9pm eastern time. A weekday away game at say PSU means they are missing class the day of the game and probably not getting back to their dorm/apartment until the sun is almost coming up the next day. On top of that the amount of class time the players miss due to conference tourneys, the NCAA tourney and possible early season tourneys is huge.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||NBA Finals||
Bill Russell: 11-1
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks||
Wasn't sure. Regardless, as of now the roster in 2016 for running backs is heavily tilted with upperclassmen.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Roll Man Offense||
That chart could be fairly misleading. I'd much rather see a chart that encompasses the results of all the pick and rolls each big man was involved with, not just how much the man setting the pick scored.
How many turnovers did the big men have off the pick roll? How many times did the player with the ball score off a jump shot or drive to the hoop? How many times did the pick and roll work good enough that an off ball defender had to help which freed up his man for an open jump shot.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||We need'em||
In 2016 Smith and Green will be Seniors and Johnson, who is coming off a second knee injury, a junior. Issac is listed on Mgoblue as a Junior for 2015.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||yeah||
As bad as Schilling was he at least had some good commentary at this point. He mentioned if you get the out at first, with first base open you can either pitch around or intentionally walk the Player of the Year from Florida.
To many bad plays in the field and no timely hitting for UM sealed their doom in this game.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Also, due to gender differences||
I would think that sliding head first for a girl could be painful to the chest area due to their breasts and that the breasts might add extra friction to slow them down on a head first slide.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, agree especially||
since if they throw home to get Romero, even if she's out you still have 1st and 2nd with only one out. Now a sac fly, past ball, infield hit deep in a hole doesn't score the runner from second like it would have Romero if she was at 3rd, but a base hit still probably scores from the runner from 2nd.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Getting top recruits who will RS||
Why does everyone think there's going to be a massive redshirt program going on? Harbaugh believes in competition. The best players play. If a true freshman has earned the right to play, he's going to play. Yeah, there's certain position groups that lend itself to redshirting (oline and QB). However, in this day and age if you're a top recruit you aren't going to college to redshirt you're freshman year. You're going there to play on Saturdays.
Is there going to be some redshirting? Sure, but there's still going to be plenty of guys who aren't redshirting.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||I guess||
it probably depends on your point of view. He was a player that was fun to watch and in some cases probably gave people a reason to watch during some down years. He gets celebrated on this board a lot but I don't think he ever made 1st team All Big Ten.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Some people would||
say they haven't really been playing much between Sept - Nov the last few years.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||His dad||
was a wr for the Broncos.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Notre Dame and Utah game||
Blaming the loss of these games on turnovers is just wrong.
ND was up 21-0 at the half and Michigan hadn't turned the ball over yet. ND's TD that put them up 28-0 came after a UM punt. Only the FG to make it 31-0 came after a UM turnover.
Utah's first FG came after a UM punt. Utah started on their own 3 and drover 79 yds for a FG. Utah's first TD came on a punt return for a touchdown. Utah's FG to make it 13-10 right before half came after Michigan kicked off thanks to Henry's defensive TD. Utah received the ball to start the second half and marched down the field to score a TD. The FG to make it 23-10 came after Michigan didn't make it on 4th down in Utah territory Only one of Utah's scoring drives started in UM territory.
|14 weeks 1 hour ago||It was 28-28 in the 3rd quarter||
One of OSU's later TD's was a defensive touchdown and OSU's offense did not have their way against the UM defense all game long. In fact, the score was 14-7 late in the second quarter. OSU tied it up right before the half.
|14 weeks 3 hours ago||Nice write up||
Ross - I know he gets dinged some for his size but I remember a couple of plays last year where he absolutely clocked the olineman. So much so that while Ross wasn't credited for the tackles, his aggresiveness and success in taking on the block completely blew up the play. (yeah, two plays is very small sample size but it shows the potential is there??)
|14 weeks 5 hours ago||I don't know||
Where Hoke's teams, with the exception of 2011, didn't seem to show a ton of improvement over the course of a season, I'm expecting the opposite with Harbaugh. I'm thinking the UM team we see on the field in November will be a much better team than the one we see on the field at the beginning of the year.
So if UM loses to Utah, I don't know if that will be an accurate picture of what we should expect from the team for the next 11 games.
|14 weeks 5 hours ago||Not quite the same||
but if you put any stock in recruiting rankings, the potential talent for this coaching staff to mold is there. I'm not sure how Hoke did it, but each year under Hoke UM competed with OSU. Despite OSU only losing something like 3 games in Urban's tenure so far, UM's lost the 3 OSU games by 5, 1 and 14 points.
|14 weeks 6 hours ago||I doubt this weekend||
Isn't this a pretty big weekend for recruits visiting AA?
Maybe next week.
|14 weeks 6 hours ago||1969||
might want to have a conversation with you.
|15 weeks 4 hours ago||Agree on Butt||
Probably worded that a bit wrong. Actually, think he can be a stud with the right QB but didn't want to start going all Fred Jackson with hyperbole.
|15 weeks 4 hours ago||Gotta remember||
for most of these guys, they go on to other jobs after their NFL career ends. It's not like they play 3 years and at the age of 25 retire never to work again. They start working another job except they have a nice stash of money to their name unlike most 25 yr olds.
|15 weeks 5 hours ago||Much higher then 300K||
The league minimum is 375K.
Pulled from an article in the Houston chronicle that came up when I googled average NFL salary:
The average salary of an NFL player works out to considerably less when not considering the top earners, but these players still make hundreds of thousands of dollars each. Bloomberg Businessweek says the average salary of an NFL player in 2011 was $1.9 million. The median salary was $770,000. When factoring in a typical signing bonus, these numbers can go up well into the $2-3 million range.
|15 weeks 5 hours ago||This list||
and what the people on it make does not include endorsements. So while NBA players get a great deal of money from shoe and apparel companies, the salary they make on this list is only for what the team is paying them.
|15 weeks 6 hours ago||I'm hoping the TE's||
are actually pretty good. Not that they are game breakers but at least it seems on the Iowa UFR's that the TE's weren't utilized a ton. Butt could be pretty good and has shown good hands. Hopefully, Hill can come back strong. He was showing some promise and getting looks in the passing game before he got hurt.
|15 weeks 6 hours ago||I'm guessing||
after the first 70-80 passes his arm was rubber. Why Davis kept asking him to pass at that point is a mystery.
|15 weeks 9 hours ago||Ohio State||
used inexperienced QB's all last year and won a NC. Dantonio inserted an inexperienced Connor Cook into the starting lineup in something like game 3 or 4 of the 2013 season and won the Big Ten and Rose Bowl. Wasn't Winston a first year starter when he led FSU to the NC?
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Doubtful||
the 2001 team wins a NC if Henson comes back. I think it's fair to say they would've had a great shot at making the BCS title game if Henson comes back (especially when you look at the losses UM had in 2001). However, I don't think Michigan beats Miami.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||For shits and giggles||
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Coordinator vs position coach||
Just because Gibson is finding success as a defensive coordinator doesn't mean he was a good position coach while he was at UM.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||You never know||
if Henson comes back and UM loses to Miami in the BCS title game, UM is getting all sorts of publicity and coming off probably the best 5 year stretch in program history since Yost. Who knows how the recruiting and program momentum carries forward.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||VaTech||
Molk playing on one leg really hurt in that game. Not that the offense would have been dynamic cause Foster is a darn good coordinator but with a healthy Molk I think the offense might have been serviceable.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||2011 - Michigan often fell behind??||
Only 4 times in 2011 was UM behind on the scoreboard in the second half: ND, Northwestern, MSU and Iowa. There were a few other games where they trailed by single digits in the first quarter or early in the second quarter. Are you saying Borges/Hoke more often then not abandoned their offense in the first or second quarter most of the season if they were behind?
WMU: UM trailed 7-0 in the first quarter. After they tied it at 7-7, UM never trailed again.
ND: trailed 24-7 in the 3rd.
EMU: UM trailed 3-0 in the second. Once they took a 7-3 lead, they never trailed again.
SDSU: Michigan was never behind in this game.
Minnesota: Michigan was never behind in this game.
NU: Michigan trailed 24-14 at halftime.
MSU: Michigan never led after the first quarter.
Purdue: Purdue scored first to take a 7-0 lead. UM tied it at 7 halfway through the 1st quarter and never trailed again.
Iowa: after the halfway point of the 2nd quarter, UM trailed the rest of the game.
Illinois: Michigan was never behind in this game.
Neb: Michigan was never behind in this game.
OSU: Michigan trailed a couple times in this game but both times it was only by 1 point. UM never trailed in the second half.
VT: Michigan trailed most of the first half by 3 and then 6 points. However, UM led at halftime and never trailed in the second half.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Sometimes, you're going to be off||
Michigan's defense wasn't just off against Nova, they were awful.
In the other 7 Big Ten games Nova played here are his passing numbers:
PSU: 15-30, 192 yds
OSU: 17-28, 192 yds
Neb: 8-19, 156 yds
Wisky: 5-15, 46 yds
IU: 16-27, 217 yds
MSU: 11-26, 108 yds
Maryland: 28-42, 347 yds
22-39, 404 yds
Other then Maryland, Nova didn't do squat against any other team in conference play.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Agree||
I don't think the lost anyone that is irreplaceable. Although, I'm concerned about the Kalis rumors because that would be 2/5 of what could have been the entire oline returning.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||27 minutes to 15 minutes||
is pretty big. There's no way the defense should have been worn out from being on the field at that point, but then they proceed to give up 2 long TD drives.
Maryland actually had 164 yds rushing on 33 atempts for an average of 5 yds/carry.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Not sure but||
Countess, Lewis, Taylor and Stribling all are in the box score.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||What??||
You might want to go back and check the box score and drive charts for the Maryland game. Michigan dominated the time of possession. Michigan had the ball 34 minutes to Maryland's 26. In fact when Maryland got the ball trailing 16-9 in the 3rd quarter and then went on back to back TD drives, the Michigan defense had only been on the field for 15 of the first 42 minutes of the game.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Notre Dame game||
Michigan didn't turn the ball over in the first half but yet ND had a 21-0 after 30 minutes. The 3 TD drives went for 71, 80 and 56 yards.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Subject line||
First word in the subject line is 'Hypothetical'.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah||
Nebraska hiring Riley is a total head scratcher.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Just a guess||
While I agree Pelini didn't leave an insurmountable legacy and he seems to have rubbed some people the wrong way, he won 9 or 10 games every year (9-4, 10-4, 10-4, 9-4, 10-4, 9-4, 9-3). I'm guessing Nebraska didn't bring in Riley with the hope that he goes 9-4 every year. Riley is going to need win and win big probably very early in his tenure if he wants to coach in Lincoln for a while.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||hypothetical question||
You raise some good points about the gender aspect and I'll be the first to admit I have no idea how the nults and bolts of that work. However, if UM's men's basketball team has an open scholarship/doesn't use one, does that mean the AD and coaches of the women's sports have to figure out which women's sport is going to 'lose' a scholarship because the men's basketball team isn't using all the scholarships they could?
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Freshmen ineligible||
The NCAA isn't denying players an opportunity to go pro after one year. The player would still have the ability to decare for the NBA draft after their freshman year. Not being able to play in games as a true freshman would probably slow their path to the NBA but in the end they'd have the same opportunity as an engineering student - seeking out a job where they'll be paid whenever they feel like it.
Where's the outrage about how college baseball and hockey work? If you're a baseball player you either have to go pro after your senior year in high school or wait until after 3rd year in college. That's way more restrictive then what would be imposed on a basketball player.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Okafor||
could go to Europe, China, etc. and train for his chosen career...and get paid while doing it.