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|13 hours 10 min ago||Costs||
I'm guessing the costs of the football program at a D1 school are massive. When you start adding up scholarships, coaching salarys, equipment, recruiting trips, flying/busing and housing a team for an away game, and all the other small items that seem like penny's but add up, the cost has to be enormous.
Without looking at the list I'm guessing those 20 are pretty much the blue bloods and teams that sell 75K tickets to every home game.
|15 hours 5 min ago||Maybe, maybe not||
Didn't Harbaugh pretty much pull Alex Smith from bust status to legit NFL QB in one year?
Now granted Smith was older and had a lot more experience then any QB on UM's roster, but I'd guess Harbaugh could make at least one of UM's QB's decent in his first year. Heck, Harbaugh started a 2nd or 3rd stringer at Stanford and pulled one of the great upsets in college football history when they beat USC.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Plan C||
Does that mean Hoke isn't getting canned next Monday?? I mean if Hoke is plan C, then are they going to keep Hoke until they get some good vibes from someone else?
|1 day 9 hours ago||Who is UM's||
|1 day 10 hours ago||Ugly||
48-3. Agree with some others that UM is running the ball better, but the passing game is awful. In 6 of its 11 games UM hasn't scored more then one TD and with the exception of Minny, the teams they have scored more then one TD against are awful - App St, Miaim, IU and Rutgers. I don't think UM crosses the goaline in this game.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Barrett||
Agree with your comparison of Barrett and Morris, but pretty sure Barrett was probably getting some first team reps in the spring when Miller was out.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Bad News||
Sounds like Les isn't fully aware. We can cross him off the CC list.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Boring play callin||
Imo, the playcalling by Nuss is way more boring than that of Borges.
|1 day 14 hours ago||GRIII to Funchess||
is almost apples to oranges. GRIII moved from his more natural 3 spot to the 4 for the betterment of the team. The football coaches moved Funchess from TE to WR to better take advantage of his skills and lack of skills (blocking).
I could buy the GRIII to Funchess comparison if the coaches had done he opposite with Funchess - moved him from WR to TE. However, they purposely tried to put him in a position to maximize his skills and minimize his weaknesses and he still looks like he's not giving 100%.
|2 days 4 hours ago||Play in a BCS bowl game||
Heck, if Henson came back for 2001 I think Michigan would have been playing Miami in the BCS title game. UM's 3 losses were 1) at Washington, a game UM led for most of the game until imploding in the 4th quarter, 2) at MSU in the clock fiasco and 3) OSU. It's all hypothetical but I don't think it's a stretch to think UM wins those 3 games with Henson.
UM probably loses to Miami but who knows how the second half of Carr's tenure turns out. That would have made '97-'01 a heck of a 5yr run.
|2 days 6 hours ago||At first glance||
I thought Borges had aged about 15-20 years.
|2 days 8 hours ago||MSU in conference||
According to Sagarin ratings: Auburn is ranked 6th, LSU is ranked 12th, Arkansas is ranked 17th and A&M is ranked 18th.
According to Massey ratings: Auburn is 9th, Arkansas is 17th, LSU is 19th and A&M is 21st.
Sure a lot of these teams have a handful of losses but they've all played each other. Most people knew in September that some of these teams were going to end up with 3 or 4 losses. Not saying all these teams are great, but just cause some of these teams are going to end up with 4 losses doesn't mean they are bad teams.
|2 days 10 hours ago||OC at Washington||
In his 3 years as OC at Washington, the Huskies ranks in Total Offense: 2009 - 62, 2010 - 76, 2011 - 38. Rank in Scoring Offense: 2009 - 62, 2010 - 96, 2011 - 25.
There are a lot of variables with stats but none of those years are eye popping. You have 2010 which appears to be a really poor offense, 2009 an okay to maybe below average offense and 2011 which looked to be pretty good.
|2 days 11 hours ago||UCLA||
If UCLA wins out, it'll be interesting to see what the committee does. I think UCLA would have a pretty strong case to make the playoff even with two losses.
Georgia would also be interesting because they would have one of the best non-conference resumes wth W's against Clemson and GTech. However, the SEC East isn't nearly as strong as the Pac-12 South, imo.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Alabama||
I'm starting to wonder how much of Alabama's success under Nuss was due to talent and the position coaches vs what Nuss did.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Baylor's non-conference schedule||
Is a little weak, but it's very similiar to TCU. Both Baylor and TCU played SMU and a 1-AA team. The difference is TCU played Minny and Baylor played Buffalo.
If Baylor beats KSU I don't know how they can keep TCU ahead of Baylor. Baylor would have won the head to head. Would the committee really say that one non-conference game trumps the head to head result?
|2 days 11 hours ago||To be fair||
Bill Martin's hire of Beilein was excellent and most people thought his hire of RR was very good too. Unfortunately, only one of those two hires worked out at UM.
|3 days 2 hours ago||Agree on Butt||
The kid totally came on towards the end of last season, and I think we were all expecting big things out of him this year until the knee injury. Even with his comeback from the injury, it seems like they hardly look his way. You talk about great catches - he had another great one against Rutgers, which was like his 2nd or 3rd game back.
|3 days 2 hours ago||To answer your question||
Last year?? Although I think they did throw the ball deep to Funchess once in the ND game but it was after UM was down either 28-0 or 31-0.
|3 days 4 hours ago||I actually had to do a second look||
at first I thought 'is Hill back from injury', but then I saw it was Williams.
|3 days 4 hours ago||I think the people||
who say Nuss haven't watched much UM football this year. As someone else said earlier in this thread, every week that goes by Nuss makes Borges look good.
|3 days 4 hours ago||Thoroughly underwhelmed||
is putting it nicely. This offense sucks. They've only scored more then 20 pts in 4 games - Appy St, Miami (OH), Indiana and Rutgers.
|5 days 2 hours ago||Gotta echo||
what some other people have said. It's comedy the way people are freaking out about the way this team is playing. Do people forget last years team was 6-4 at one point? Like last years team early in the year, this years team is still trying to find an identity and figure out who is going to be doing what and finding what mixes work best on the floor.
They lost their go to guy in Stauskas, a solid 3 year contributor in GRIII and the rock of the defense, if not team, in Morgan. You don't lose 3 starters, especially 3 stud starters, replace them with freshmen or guys who have rarely seen the floor and not have growing pains.
If there's one thing we all should have learned now about Coach B's tenure at UM, it's that his teams almost always get better as the season progresses. Relax.
|6 days 3 hours ago||The QB for Indiana||
who started in the Missouri game got hurt. In the Iowa game. They were 3-2 heading into the Iowa game. Now I doubt that IU would have had a great year with him especially with their schedule, but I think they would have been more competitve in a lot of games with him.
|6 days 13 hours ago||I upvoted you||
just for the picture.
|1 week 13 hours ago||1997||
while that defense was loaded with talent, I remember the defense in 1997 being way more aggresive under Herman, then it had been in the previous years under Mattison.
|1 week 13 hours ago||In addition||
Minnesota had Glen Mason and was a solid program. I can't remember the Illinois coach but they also had a nice run from the late 90's to early 200's. In fact, Illinois got the Big Ten's BCS berth in 2001.
|1 week 13 hours ago||It's comedy||
that you say those are their only wins. The Bama, LSU and Auburn wins are 3 of the most impressive non-conference wins of the year, especially since the first two were on neutral fields and the 3rd was on the road. The SEC West went undefeated in non-conference play. Depending on how the rest of the season goes, the SEC West could claim victories over 6 conference champions.
Please list all the Big Ten non-conference wins that are impressive?
|1 week 14 hours ago||You mean||
the Arkansas team that lost to Alabama by 1 pt and lost to Mississippi St by 7 pts in a game where Arkansas was in the lead or tied for the vast majority of the game?
Arkansas might be 5-5 and only have 1 win in conference play but I'm guessing they'd be contending for a division title in the Big 10. Heck, Arkansas is ranked 23rd in the Sagarin ratings.
|1 week 15 hours ago||The catch is||
you have no idea how good someone will be as a head coach until he becomes a head coach. So when you're hiring assistants you might think they have HC potential but you never know. Heck, some guys don't have any interest in being HC. Some are fine if OC/DC is the highest level they'll attain. If they are good at what they do, whether they want to be a HC or not probably shouldn't be factored into whether they will be a good OC/DC.