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|10 hours 17 min ago||Agree to some extent||
Class ranking can definitely be boosted by signing a boatload of players. I usually like to look more at the average star/player and in that regard with Rivals, UM is in a tie for 10th.
While the rankings aren't definitive and UM only has 16 commits, barring some transfers between now and early Feb, UM only has a couple more spots open, right? Their class isn't going to change that much over the next 2 months.
|10 hours 29 min ago||Dawson a little different||
Didn't Dawson verbally commit to UM only to take a visit to Florida, at which point things got a little weird?
Mcdowell has never verbally committed to UM, has he?
|10 hours 38 min ago||Defense||
Safety is a big concern. Wilson should be solid but you need to good safeties. A decent offense can set up plays to take advantage of the weak safety. See South Carolina in the bowl game last year when Wilson wasn't ready, and OSU last weekend when Furman/Avery played in place of Wilson.
To be a great defense the dline is going to have to take a pretty big step forward. We've had 2 years now where the pass from the 3 or 4 dlineman has been pretty medicore.
|10 hours 37 min ago||Good||
Good next year or down the road? The last couple of years the times UM has had to plug in a second stringer to spell an injured starter at safety, the results haven't been very good. Maybe it's just me but expecting someone who hasn't played on Saturdays to step into one of the starting safety positions and be good right away, especially a younger guy, seems like a little bit of a stretch.
|10 hours 39 min ago||I gotta agree with Seth||
Gallon is going to be a big loss. He was Devin's security blanket, at times maybe too much. One of the big reasons Funchess emerged when the coaches got him away from being a true TE was because teams were so concerned with Gallon.
|18 hours 20 min ago||At this point||
I'll be pretty surprised if Mcdowell ends up at UM.
|20 hours 9 min ago||What about the defense?||
I realize there were/are a ton of issues with the offense, but I'm more interested in what the defense didn't do/could have done to slow OSU's running game. They gave up almost 400yds rushing.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Yeah||
I'm not that sold on Norfleet either. Hopefully, he surprises me next year.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Agree||
Safety is a big concern for me too. Furman struggled a lot while on the field. UM is either going to have Furman or someone with no experience next to Wilson. When a safety blows an assignment or makes a bad play, it often results in a huge play, if not a TD.
|2 days 14 hours ago||PSU||
Heck, UM had a 10 pt lead with about 8 minutes left.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Yeah||
Not taking anything away from Cook, but a pretty down year when it comes to QB's in the conference.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Heard on the radio||
that if you look at Sumlin's history at A&M and Houston, his defenses have never been that good.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Home run hire||
When was the last time USC had a 'home run' hire? in hindsight Carrol, but at the time he wasn't a home run hire.
It's generally kind of rare for a school to steal a big name coach. Generally, coaches move up the ladder.
Alabama, OSU and South Carolina are three schools that had home run hires, but none of those 3 coaches were coaching at the college level when those schools hired them.
|3 days 11 hours ago||So many OSU close games??||
Which ones? I see 3 - Northwestern, Wisconsin, Michigan and Iowa. Outside of that they won every game except one by 20 points or more. The one exception was Cal which they won by 18 but were up 21-0 in the first quarter and were never really challanged.
|3 days 12 hours ago||Well||
UM lined up in that some formation before OSU called timeout. I'm guessing UM had probably run that play at some point during the year so OSU saw it on film.
That's what bugged me about the play call - UM came out in the same formation after OSU called a TO.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Woody||
wasn't fired when he punched the cameraman, was he??
|3 days 22 hours ago||Agree||
Dantonio will end his career at MSU.
|3 days 22 hours ago||Chow||
Agree it would take some coin to get him to Ann Arbor. He's also going to be 68 in May. Not sure how many more years he plans on coaching.
|3 days 23 hours ago||Defensive coaches coming back||
I don't think that's a foregone conclusion, is it? Meyer probably wouldn't make any changes until after the bowl game but OSU's defense has been their weak link the last two years.
|3 days 23 hours ago||Kinda agree||
about being on the hotseat after one year but it's the SEC and Arkansas just went winless in conference play for the first time ever I think. He might not be fired but he better show some improvement in year two or I doubt he makes to year 3.
|4 days 8 hours ago||Agree||
both look like they have promising futures.
|4 days 16 hours ago||You know||
the big difference today seemed to be they had success running the ball. I'm by no means an expert on football but when you have some success running the ball it opens up a lot of other things.
|4 days 16 hours ago||Wisky||
It'd be their 4th straight trip to the Rose Bowl. I'm guessing the Rose Bowl would probably like someone else from the Big Ten, especially if it's an at large.
|4 days 18 hours ago||Doubt it||
It's an interesting question. I think OSU moves up in the human polls, it'd probably depend on what the computers think should Auburn or Missouri win the SEC with one loss.
|4 days 18 hours ago||Yeah - 2 pt play||
If you're going to come out in the same formation, don't you at least have to have a surprise coming from it knowing that OSU just dialed up a defense to stop what they think you are going to run?
The one thing I will say is that Gallon and Dileo were really close to each other when the pass was thrown. Wondering if one of them didn't run the correct route.
|4 days 18 hours ago||It's a good question||
It was far and away the best performance by the oline today. 4.3yds/carry with sacks included. When you're having success running the ball, it definitely helps to open the other aspects of the offense.
|4 days 18 hours ago||Last game||
If they're going to let him go, I doubt they fire him before the bowl game.
|4 days 18 hours ago||Yeah||
oline looked solid for most of the day. Really like the way Smith runs too.
|4 days 18 hours ago||No doubt but||
16 returning starters is not sr laden. Don't forget one of their olineman was ejected and they didn't miss a beat when his sub came in.
|4 days 18 hours ago||they're not senior laden||
They only lose Roby on defense and like you mention the 4 olineman and Hyde on offense.