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|20 hours 3 sec ago||I get what you're saying but||
recruiting is a huge part of coaching.
|21 hours ago||Iowa last year||
probably isn't a very good comparison. At this time last last year Iowa was ranked 10th in the country and probably considered a lock for the tourney. They remained in the Top 25 all the way through the regular season.
UM is the opposite of Iowa. While Iowa was in the tourney and hoping not to fall out, UM is out of the tourney and hoping to get in.
|21 hours 12 min ago||Bad losses||
are going to be the killer. If they had beaten Eastern and NJIT, they'd be 15-6. 11-7 in the conference would have them at 20-10 heading into the BTT and at worst definitely in the discussion for a bid.
|21 hours 50 min ago||Bounces everything outside||
Don't most top level running backs in high school have the speed to bounce everything outside in high school? The catch is that when they hit college, the speed of the defenders has increased and bouncing everything outside doesn't work nearly as often as it did in high school.
|22 hours 4 min ago||Tight ends??||
How come everyone mentions Butt and Bunting but no one mentions Hill? I thought Hill was actually looking pretty good before his injury.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Yeah||
This is one of, if not the, favorite piece during football off-season.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Have you ever||
been to Athens and seen the female dawgs???
|2 days 16 hours ago||Agree||
UM has 3 healthy running backs heading into spring. You hope that Johnson makes a quick recovery and no one else gets hurt or else Harbaugh and staff will probably doing some position changes to get bodies at running back.
|2 days 20 hours ago||MAC cupcakes||
As of right now, there isn't a single MAC team on UM's football schedule for the rest of the decade. I think there are still 3 open slots (2 in 2019 and 1 in 2018) so that might change.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Maybe it's just me||
But the running back depth seems kind of low. 4 backs with one of them coming off his second knee surgery in two years.
|5 days 20 hours ago||Shazor||
I thought he was real good in run support but not so great with the passing game.
|1 week 1 day ago||7-8 QB's on the roster||
I'd guess that Harbaugh assumes that if he takes 2 QB's every class, there will be attrition/transfers at that position especially. But at the same time, I'm with you - it's good to have competition. You hopefully never find yourself in a position where you're starting QB is your starter because there aren't any other viable alternatives on the roster.
|1 week 5 days ago||Yeah||
One thing I'd like to see from Harbaugh is locking down the top talent in the state of UM. I know you can't base your entire roster from the state of MI but it'd at least be nice to see the top prospects heading to AA.
|1 week 5 days ago||Yeah||
In the NFL the teams that tend to be good every year are usually pretty good orginizations that do a good job of drafting and player development.
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||McGary's loss is turning out||
to be a crippling blow. UM has no inside game at all. Not that they had a ton with Morgan but but with McGary UM would havesomeone around the paint and out to 15' that the defense would have to respect if you send occassional double teams. His presence on the court would open up a lot of things for the perimeter players.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Oregon had their chances||
The dropped passes on 3rd down in the first quarter really hurt. They had already gotten first downs on those drives so they had started to move the ball. Heck, the second drop would have been a big gain.
For an offense that looked bad, they had their chances. They had 465 yds of offense. They had 3 trips inside OSU's 10 yd line that only netted them 2 FG's. At one point the announcers said both times had 4 trips into the redzone. OSU had 4 TD's and Oregon had 1 TD and 2 FG's.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah||
It seemed like early in the game, they were sending more then 3 and often times getting to Jones. Unfortunately, the Oregon defenders displayed piss poor tackling and usually tried to wrap him up at the shoulders. That didn't work and Jones was often able to get out of trouble. The long pass to Smith(?) by Jones was after he had been flushed from the pocket, but if I'm a DC and a QB makes that throw, I tip my cap and say let's see if you can do it again. Most of his scrambles weren't going for 20 or 30 yds. They were in the 5-10 yd variety. Why Oregon decided to go solely to a 3 man rush is frustrating.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||What year is Issac?||
Does he count towards the 2013 class?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Depends||
on the date of the rankings. OSU also faced Wisconsin, Bama and Oregon. MSU also played Baylor and had Oregon and Nebraska on their schedule. After OSU and MSU, there really aren't any teams on UM's schedule who have offenses that compare favorable with those opponents. Maybe ND and that's about it.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||This||
UM got to feast on some really bad QB's. Just using ESPN's QBR rating for QB's, in the second half of the season UM faced 4 QB's who had a worse QBR rating for the year then Devin Gardner - Hackenberg, Siemian, CJ Brown and IU's starter.
Also, Mattison loved to go to the prevent defense right before half time. I hope that trend is coming to an end.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Oline coach is still there||
It will be interesting to see how OSU does without Herman but Urban has had OC's leave before and he continues to have success. To me the big story of OSU's offense, besides the 3 QB's, was how well the oline came together. You watch the VTech tape and then watch the games against Wisky, Bama and Oregon and it's a completely different oline. As of now, OSU's oline coach will be with them next year.
Under Hoke/Funk the oline struggled in 2012, 2013 and for most of 2014. It took OSU 3 months to turn a disaster of an oline against VTech into a wrecking machine in December.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Toss Up Games||
If you go by recruiting rankings none of those should be toss ups. The big reason they were toss ups under Hoke was poor coaching/player development. There might be some growing pains and Harbaugh probably isn't going to be able to wave a magic wand with regards to player development, but I'd like to think that by year 3, if not year 2 a lot of what you consider toss ups will be penciled in the W column.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Really||
You do realize the team Bo inherited (1968) finished the season ranked in the Top 10.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||They haven't stopped OSU||
Turnovers have stopped OSU.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah||
I get Oregon's philosophy but sometimes you gotta take points.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||With Cardale's arm||
I think he's better then both Barrett and Miller.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||This is going to get ugly||
OSU has pretty much dominated after the first Oregon dirve. Those drops by Oregon on 3rd down are going to haunt them.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Well||
The Lakers are an institution in LA. Clippers and Kings are championship caliber teams. Also, they only need to draw 15,000 at those events to have a good crowd. I'm guessing a football stadium will be 70,000 - 80,000. As long as the team is good, they'll draw but if the team isn't very good, I doubt attendance will be that great.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Patriots loses||
I'm not sure how much of those 2 Super Bowl losses you pin on the Patriots defense. Yeah, they gave up late TD's, but the Giants only scored 21 and 17 points in those games.
The 17 points the Giants scored is the only time since SB 9 that the winning team hasn't scored at least 20 points. The Patriots offense was an absolute machine that year until the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl was the only time they didn't score at least 20 points.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Injury report||
On the ESPN ticker either Saturday night or Sunday morning he was listed as 'probable - thigh'.