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|18 hours 24 min ago||Rolle||
Didn't he end up getting a Rhodes Scholarship?
|18 hours 31 min ago||Next year||
Agree. After the regular season in 2017, the record might not be much different than 10-2 but I'm not expecting the 2017 team to steamroll through most of the regular season like the 2016 team did.
|18 hours 49 min ago||From doing a little more digging||
You're right. They do have a few senior 'starters' out. The catch is these guys have been out an extended period. Their replacements have been starting for quite a few games. So while their depth chart from the beginning of the year shows about 5 senior starters, their depth chart for the second half of the season has only had 2 senior starters on it. So they do lose a number of players after this year, but their replacements have gotten a lot of experience this year.
|19 hours 53 min ago||Florida defense||
At least on their depth chart for the FSU game, they only have 2 starters who are out of eligibility after this year.
|20 hours 17 min ago||Points scored||
Not sure if using the amount of points each offense scored is the best indicator of which team had the better offense. If Carr/Debord had been the coaches on the 2016, I'm guessing the amount of points scored would have been a lot less. Just like if Harbaugh had been the coach of the 2006, that team probably would have scored a lot more points.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Yeah and if||
you're counting Rawls as a UM running back even though he transferred, then do you also count Fargas?
Fargas rushed for over 3300 yds in his NFL career.
|2 days 13 hours ago||I'm taking the Mgrowold approach||
The only game I'll probably watch is the Orange Bowl. Most of the match ups don't look that appealing.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Yup||
It's not so much the refs in the OSU game but the fact that UM should have beaten Iowa and OSU. It's easy to say there will be more opportunities with Harbaugh but shit happens. You never know what the future holds. This defense was/is ridiculous but when all is said and done the 2016 team will be right there with the 1999 team - really good teams who stubbed their toe 2x and it cost them a chance for the Big Ten title and possibly a chance to compete for the NC.
|2 days 14 hours ago||I'm more concerned with UM mentally||
Than FSU. FSU was out of playoff contention by mid October. UM lost 2 of their last 3 to knock them out of the playoffs. It wasn't that long ago that FSU wasn't even being considered for NY6 bowl.
|2 days 14 hours ago||He grew up||
|3 days 16 hours ago||UCLA bigs||
Looked pretty solid. Will be an interesting match up for UM'S bigs.
|4 days 11 hours ago||Jerry Hanlon||
Was a hell of an oline coach.
|4 days 14 hours ago||Yeah||
I was reading a while ago about how Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern, etc. have soccer schools. Kids go to live at these schools. They get their soccer education as well as scholastic education at these schools, and for the top tier talent it starts at a young age (elementary school).
|4 days 16 hours ago||Did Harbaugh do that much different||
After Michigan went up 17-7, the possessions went:
1) Starting at UM 12
1st down run for 4 yds
2nd down pass incomplete
3rd down pass for big gain (screen to Smith) but brought back by Cole facemask
3rd pass for 13 yds
1st down run for 4 yds
2nd down - INT
2) Starting at UM 25
1st down pass for 8 yds
2nd down run for 3 ys
1st down pass incomplete
2nd down run for 5 yds
3rd down pass incomplete
3) Starting at UM 38
1st down pass incomplete
2nd down run for 0 yds
3rd pass - sacked
4) Starting at UM 20
1st down run for 2 yds
2nd down run for 4 yds
3rd down pass incomplete
The only possession where they went run, run, pass, punt was the last one of regulation. The other possessions were a nice mix of running and passing on 1st down.
|5 days 15 hours ago||Depends on what the clashes were||
The rumor flying as to why Gary Anderson left Wisky was he wasn't happy that Wisky wouldn't bend their admission standards for athletes. This isn't to imply that admission standards for athletes were the same as those for a regular student but that an athlete might not have been able to get into Wisky but would be able to get into a different school.
I have no idea what the clashes were with IU and Wilson.
|5 days 19 hours ago||prime recruiting area for the Boilermakers...||
Where exactly is that?
|5 days 19 hours ago||You have to go with what they say||
No you don't.
Are you going with the Big Ten's finding that the refs only missed one call in the Ohio St/Michigan game?
|5 days 21 hours ago||No alpha dog on the team||
This is a team composed of guys who are really good role players. None of the players seem good enough to consistently beat their defender to create shots for themselves or their teammates. Most of the perimeter players are really good spot up shooters but make them put the ball on the floor and their production decreases significantly. Most players productivity decreases if you make them put it on the floor but the decline seems even more pronounced for Michigan.
It'll probably never happen but I'd love to see Beilien work the offense through Wagner in the post, whether that's on the block or 10-12' from the basket.
|6 days 6 hours ago||I wouldn't exactly say Frieder petered out||
His last 5 years were:
26-4, 1st in the Big Ten
28-5, 1st in the Big Ten
20-12, 5th in the Big Ten
26-8, 2nd in the Big Ten (3 seed in NCAA tourney)
24-7, 3rd in the Big Ten (3 seed in NCAA tourney)
If not winning the Big Ten title every year is petering out, then yeah he petered out.
|6 days 7 hours ago||Donovan fizzled out??||
You might want to take another look at what Donovan did at Florida. It was a heck of a lot more than a nice 3 year run.
2 NCAA titles
4 Final Fours
7 Elite Eights
4 SEC tournament titles
6 SEC regular season titles
His last 4 years at Florida went: elite 8, elite 8, elite 8, Final Four.
|6 days 8 hours ago||Depends on what your frame of reference is||
If you started following Michigan basketball in the late 90's or afterr, then yeah, you have a valid point. However, my teenage years were in the 80s when UM was a high seed on a regular basis in the tourney.
|6 days 11 hours ago||Heck||
The reason Michigan had 17 points against OSU was because of Speight. The running game averaged less than 3 yds a carry.
|6 days 17 hours ago||While I have rarely seen them enforced||
depending on the industry you work in and the company, you might have to sign a 'non-compete agreement'.
|1 week 13 hours ago||UM pretty much just had one of those olines||
Obviously the Bredeson/Newsome spot didn't meet the qualifications of being at least a junior but you had what: 3 5th yr seniors and a 3rd yr junior all starting for the 3rd year. When was the last time UM had a 5th yr senior starting for 3 years who wasn't a stud?
I think we're still a couple years away from getting back to the olines some of us were used to watching in the 70s, 80's, 90's and early 00's.
|1 week 14 hours ago||McDoom and Crawford||
Obviously a lot can happen in the off season but towards the end of this season, McDoom seemed to play less while Crawford seemed to play more.
|1 week 14 hours ago||Running ability||
is one thing, but how well does he run routes and make cuts? At top speed he might have wheels but if db's can stick to him like white on rice because he's slow out of his cuts, it might be tough for him to get open on plays other than a lob.
|1 week 17 hours ago||I wouldn't exactly call||
this a full fledged return to competitive golf. Isn't this is own tourney with something like 18 participants?
Let's wait until January or February when it decides to tee it up at a legit PGA tour stop.
|1 week 17 hours ago||Considering the rules of golf||
aren't the easiest to understand sometimes and the enforcement of the rules tends to be quite inconsistent, I'd say officiating golf and officiating CFB are a bit similiar.
|1 week 19 hours ago||I think the other thing||
that is going to play against Michigan is they've lost 2 of their last 3 games. I'm not holding out any hope for a berth in the playoff.
|1 week 21 hours ago||Speight||
The OSU game was the almost the best of times and worst of times for Speight. If it wasn't for Speight the offense probably doesn't score 17 points. Speight was 23-36. 3 of the incompletions were balls that Butt and Darboh (2) could have caught. Another two of the incompletions were blatant pass interference that wasn't called (Perry, Darboh). The reason they were moving the ball on OSU was because of Speight's passing.
There was very little running game to support the passing game. 43 carries for 91 yds, and even if you take out the 3 sacks, it was only 40 carries for 108 yds.