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|5 hours 31 min ago||UM has played||
probably 3 above average teams and none of those 3 games have been close: ND 31-0, Utah 26-10 and Minnesota 30-14.
Outside of the tomato cans (Appy St and Miami), UM has had two competitive games: Rutgers and PSU. I think MSU is much better then either Rutgers or PSU.
I think this year will be similiar to last year. UM will probably keep it close for a while but at the end of 60 minutes it'll be similiar to 29-6.
|7 hours 36 min ago||Agree||
and in this day and age it's all about what have you done for me lately. You can be a coach that has a nice run for a few years but as soon as you string together a few bad years you're probably going to be on the 'hot seat'. You look at some of the coaching legends: Bryant, Hayes, Schembechler, Paterno, and they all had a run of 4-5 years where the results weren't nearly as good as what they had previously done. In this day and age, they might not have survived those downturns. Back then though the media pressure wasn't nearly as big as it is today. All of those coaches were able to right the ship and string together another run of really good years.
|21 hours 14 min ago||Yeah||
As others have said, that loss by OSU looks worse and worse each week. I think since it was the second game of the year OSU's oline and Barrett were still getting their feet underneath them. It's amazing to see how far that offense has come, while at the same time extremely frustrating to watch UM's offense struggle week after week.
|21 hours 20 min ago||Agree||
He seems like he has a great offensive mind but his defenses are not good. That's a long enough sample to question whether that will ever change.
|21 hours 23 min ago||Nobody||
He might have been a 'nobody' according to the scouting rankings but he wasn't a nobody to some of the better offensive minds. His recruiting came down to A&M and Oregon and the other schools who were going after him were Rice, Stanford and Iowa St Harbaugh was the coach at Stanford whiile Tom Herman was the offensive coordinator at Iowa St
|21 hours 33 min ago||Disagree||
His defenses at Florida were pretty good.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Having the AD||
sit in on the film sessions with the coordinators???
|1 day 6 hours ago||UM defense strong against the run||
You think Minnesota agrees that Michigan's defense is strong against the run?
|1 day 17 hours ago||I thought||
someone on the inside blew the whistle on what was going on, thus forcing UNC's hand to look into it?
|2 days 2 hours ago||I don't think so||
They gave ND and Minnesota better games then UM did.
|2 days 2 hours ago||He doesn't know either||
"You’ve still got to stick with what you do best. I think we’re still trying to figure that out a little bit from an offensive standpoint."
|2 days 7 hours ago||My fear as well||
I have almost zero confidence in the direction of the program if Brandon is retained. Maybe he's forced to fire Hoke but I have little confidence in his ability to find a suitable replacement. So the longer Brandon is still AD, the more I'm inclined to believe the suffering is going to continue. Hopefully, some of the posters are right in that behind the scenes their is some feelers being put out and testing of the waters as to who would be interested in being the next AD.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Kind of agree||
I think most of us figured the defense this year was going to fall anywhere from pretty good to bordering on elite. At least to my eyes, they aren't even close to elite and I wouldn't catagorize them as pretty good either. Average is probably the best way to describe them.
Heck, the run defense was supposed to be the strong suit of the defense and most of us thought Minnesota's offense was set up perfect for the defense. Then they go out and let Minnesota rush for 200+ yds.
|2 days 8 hours ago||John Cooper???||
A lot of Buckeye fans wanted him gone and people laughed when he got an extension before OSU tied UM in the 1992 season. However, his 6 year run from '93 - '98 was pretty darn good. 3 Big Ten titles, a Rose Bowl win, a Sugar Bowl win, 3 or 4 Top Ten finishes depending on which poll you look at with 2 of those years OSU finishing 2nd in both polls.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Couple things||
If the UM team doesn't show improvement over the last 5 games, I'm not sure what the benefits are to keeping Hoke. As others have said, his one calling card has been the ability to recruit and pull in highly ranked classes. However, the 2015 class is falling apart and if Hoke is retained after going 6-6/5-7, the odds of the 2016 recruiting class being strong is pretty slim. So then you're looking at two straight recruiting classes not being very good. When those two classes will comprise almost half your roster, that's a big hole.
Carr - I think a lot of people think it's easy to go on the runs that Saban has had at Alabama, Tressell had at USC or Carroll had at USC. It's not and the catch is the first two coaches bend/bent a ton of rules and I wonder how much other rule bending was going at UCS besides the Reggie Bush incident. Heck, Carr's accomplishments and record are almost identical to what Spurrier did at Florida and whereas a lot of Michigan fans feel Carr is overrated, Spurrier is a saint in Gainesville.
|3 days 3 hours ago||What||
Isn't it you have to have a minimum of 7 on the line of scrimmage? I'm not familiar with the fact you aren't allowed to have more then 7 men on the line of scrimmage.
Also, correct me if I'm wrong a wr can be ineligible if they are 'covered'. If you have two wr's on the same side of the ball and both are on the line of scrimmage, the inside wr is not eligible, no?
|3 days 3 hours ago||Does this mean||
the stud from Massillon decomitted?
|3 days 4 hours ago||Mattison's memory||
is a little off. It looked like it was going to be 6-6 going into half until MSU went on a 10 play 75 yd drive to score a TD with 23 seconds left in the half.
|3 days 5 hours ago||Bill Walsh||
would be the only coach that I can think that won a Super Bowl and then went back to college.
|3 days 5 hours ago||Long and Petrino||
Maybe my memory is fuzzy but wasn't it all but a given that Petrino was going to be fired at the end of the nfl season and instead of playing the year out he bolted for Arkansas before the NFL season was over?
|3 days 7 hours ago||Bielema||
While his record is quite poor, Arkansas is a much better team this year.
|3 days 19 hours ago||The problem is||
if Hoke is canned after the OSU game all of December will posts about how the new coach will be even though basketball has started.
|3 days 19 hours ago||Yeah||
that's what I heard and read as well. They wanted to run that offense in 2007 but the injuries to Henne and Hart put it on hold until the bowl game.
|4 days 1 hour ago||The staggering stat||
to me is points per game. Considering the only teams they've scored more then 20 points against this year are Appy St, Miami and Rutgers there's a chance they might not average 20 pts/game by the time the season ends.
|4 days 1 hour ago||Agree||
that Funchess might have not blazing speed but he still has good speed and with his size the fact they haven't tried to utilize him as a deep threat is kind of perplexing. If your a DC, i'm guessing you really don't want to see your corner one on one with Funchess 30-40 yds down the field so if UM was sending Funchess deep, the defense would almost certainly be rolling a safety that way. You might not complete a ton of deep throws to Funchess but you might open up the rest of the field for the other receivers.
|4 days 2 hours ago||Broken Devin Gardner||
He didn't seem to 'broken' in the last game he played in 2013 - Ohio St. If Borges had a wealth of young 'premium oline talent' wouldn't Nuss have the same thing except those guys are all a year older?
Losing players: ask OSU how hard it is to replace players. They lost 4 of their 5 starting oline from last year, their stud running back and then lost Miller in fall camp but they don't seem to be having to many problems on offense now. In fact, OSU fans are wondering what in the world Meyer is going to do next year when he has both Miller and Barrett battling for the QB job.
Like I said above I'm not Borges was some genius but the 2014 offense isn't good. Depending on how they finish the year, they might not end up averaging 20 pts/game.
|4 days 2 hours ago||Deep ball to Funchess||
Been scratching my head all year as to why they don't do this more often The guy is 6'5" with a nice wingspan. Heave it up there and tell him to get it. A nice way to try and pick up chunks of yards and the defense is almost going to have to double Funchess which should hopefully help often up some stuff underneath.
|4 days 3 hours ago||By no means||
am I saying Borges was some offensive genius, I just think it's ironic that so many people felt he was the reason for the offensive struggles last year and through 7 games this year, I'd say this offense is worse then last years.
|4 days 5 hours ago||Nuss||
In his 7 games as OC the offense has failed to score a TD in two of them (ND and Utah) and I won't be surprised if after 8 games, it'll be 3 games without an offensive TD.
Borges by my count only had 4 games in 3 years where the offense failed to score a TD (MSU '13, MSU '12, ND '12 and Nebraska '12).
|4 days 5 hours ago||Thanks Carlos||
I needed a good laugh today.