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|1 hour 2 min 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?
|20 hours 26 min 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.
|20 hours 40 min ago||For shits and giggles||
|20 hours 43 min 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.
|22 hours 5 min 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.
|23 hours 7 min 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.
|1 day 7 min 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.
|1 day 37 min 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.
|1 day 9 hours 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.
|1 day 9 hours 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.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Not sure but||
Countess, Lewis, Taylor and Stribling all are in the box score.
|1 day 10 hours 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.
|1 day 10 hours 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.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Subject line||
First word in the subject line is 'Hypothetical'.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Yeah||
Nebraska hiring Riley is a total head scratcher.
|1 day 20 hours 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.
|1 day 20 hours 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?
|1 day 20 hours 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.
|1 day 21 hours ago||Okafor||
could go to Europe, China, etc. and train for his chosen career...and get paid while doing it.
|1 day 21 hours ago||Agree||
Maybe there's much more involved then what it looks like at first glance, but I've wondered why the NCAA hasn't done something like this.
|2 days 22 hours ago||Since Carr retired||
Arizona and UM have had the same amount of players drafted - 24. That's from the 2008 draft through the 2015 draft.
|3 days 21 hours ago||This||
I think lowering the shot clock will be more of a benefit to the teams which are good on defense.
|6 days 21 min ago||Fall camp||
is when you have to be at 85. Right now, you could have 90 scholarships on paper for the 2015 season. However, when a team reports to fall camp that number has to be down to 85. That's why, especially in the SEC, some 'shenanigans' tend to take place in late July/early August.
|6 days 17 hours ago||Wouldn't they need to happen||
for UM to bring in another two transfers? What is UM's scholarship count at now?
|6 days 17 hours ago||The 3rd one will come into play some||
'Allowing only a total of 10 seconds to advance the ball to the front court"
In the past if you had already used 8 seconds and failed to get the ball across half court, you could call a timeout and the 10 second count to get the ball across half court would start over. I'm guessing this means that now if you use 8 seconds and fail to get the ball across half court and call timeout, when the ball is inbounded you will only have 2 seconds to get it across half court.
|1 week 18 hours ago||I get what you're saying but||
one of the big factors with a recruit is the relationship he has with the men who will be his coaches in college. Most of these seniors to be have been in contact with schools for 2-3 years and have a fairly well established relationship with a lot of coaches. Now, some of UM's coaches who came from the college ranks might have some relationships with players, but those who came from the NFL, including Harbaugh, were starting out at square 1 with recruits.
There's still 9 months to go before signing day. I'll be surprised if in 9 months Harbaugh hasn't reeled in a few big time recruits.
|1 week 22 hours ago||Nervous about recruiting||
I'm not sure why people would be that nervous about recruiting. Harbaugh's only been on the job 5 months and hasn't even coached a game yet. If you're a 16/17 yr old kid, most of the time you've been watching college football, UM has been medicore. I think we're all expecting big things from Harbaugh but it isn't going to happen overnight. The best recruiting tool for UM is to start winning again.
|1 week 1 day ago||I don't care||
I think it's funny how many people on this board have an inferiority complex when it comes to MSU football. Dantonio is a darn good coach and they have a solid football program right now. I can't wait for Harbaugh to get rolling with UM and hopefully Dantonio can keep MSU at the same level because that is going to make for some epic matchups.
|1 week 1 day ago||11 wins not that impressive||
While there are more opportunities to get to 11 wins now, there are only 6 programs that have won 11 games four times in the last five years:
|1 week 1 day ago||MSU recruiting has gotten better||
Going through the last 10 years of Rivals team rankings the average star per player for MSU has been:
2006 - 2.54
2007 - 2.7
2008 - 2.71
2009 - 3.3
2010 - 3.05
2011 - 3.00
2012 - 3.11
2013 - 3.11
2014 - 3.27
2015 - 3.35