I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
|4 hours 40 min ago||In that case||
Round 1 - FSU vs Baylor and SEC rematch.
|5 hours 16 min ago||Who would the Committee have selected this year?||
If the 4 team playoff had started already, seems like this would be more controversial than the current system. Florida State and Auburn would be locks. But then you have the other power conference winners- Stanford, Michigan State and Baylor competing with Alabama for 2 spots.
|21 hours 59 min ago||7-5 would be unacceptable to me.||
That would be three 5 or more loss seasons in a row with no sign of progress. Our schedule has 3 tough games, all of our rivals on the road. Otherwise, we will be favored in our other 9 games. I think we go 9-3.
|5 days 3 hours ago||History would say 2-3||
Given the schedule, that seems about right although I could see winning one of the tough 3.
On the flip side, we have a really good shot at winning all of our home games next year. But I see a 9-3 season for 2014.
Then in 2015, we edge up to 10-2 (losing at Utah and PSU), but win the B1G East and the B1G.
|1 week 1 day ago||Don - do you think it would be bigger than the 96 upset?||
I feel it would be equivalent.
|1 week 2 days ago||Come on Magnus||
No one wants to see a bunch of clearly articulated facts pointing to a loss! Why don't you white out the words and just add a few more pictures to balance it out.....
|1 week 2 days ago||Mattison was our DC in 1995 and 1996||
We upset Ohio each time 31-23 and 13-9.
The 1996 season was very similar to this one. The Buckeyes were blowing people out, undefeated, 10-0, and ranked #2. Meanwhile we were 7-3 with a solid defense and an anemic offense under 2nd year OC Fred Jackson (Fred said our offense was like the speed of light but faster and like Atlas but stronger......). We had even lost at Purdue 9-3. Yet the defense kept us in the game and we rebounded from a 9-0 deficit at the half.
Michigan 20, Ohio 17
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Their 89 game against Illinois was a classic||
Leading 10-7 with under 2 minutes to go, they just needed to run out the clock. I actually think they could have just taken a knee but they chose to plunge into the line with their back, Hylant Hickson. He of course fumbled and Jeff George drove Illinois for a TD and the win.
It's actually a pet peeve of mine when coaches decide to run between the tackles when they could just take a knee. You still see it quite often. At the end of the first half, maybe the logic is that you could break a big run but it seems like the risk of fumbling and giving up points is greater than ripping off a 60+ yard run on the last play of the half. But you see it at the end of games as well. We may have even been able to just take a knee against Indiana this year at the end when Fitz rumbled for the TD but not sure.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Bo||
5-4-1 vs Woody
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Like the chart.||
Any chance you could add Notre Dame and maybe the other 3 teams we played. Would be interesting to see where they fall compared to who we still have to play.
|7 weeks 15 hours ago||Moeller was the coach in 1991||
Bo gave up 40 to Missouri his first year and never gave up 40 or more again.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Maybe it's supposed to be but it's not.||
The 1995 5-0 Purdue game in the rain/sleet was never more than 75% full for example. I was there and stayed to the end. It was cool actually, I just followed the line of scrimmage in about row 20 for the 4th quarter. Couldn't have been more than 25,000 there at the end.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||This board is extremely fragile as of late.||
Hoke is 24-8 as a coach. He has a Sugar Bowl win. Hard to crucify him over 1 loss. Plus, look at all the other top teams losing this year and every year in college football. Just this week, #5 Stanford at Utah, #8 Louisville at home against UCF.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I think they announce the higher of ticket sales or actual.||
In that mid 70s game, was it not a sellout?
|7 weeks 1 day ago||How do you get 30 with Gibbons 2-2?||
Wile makes one? We go for 2 after all 3 TDs? We miss all extra points after 4 TDs?
|7 weeks 1 day ago||42-28 Michigan||
Hoke to 19-0 at home!
|7 weeks 4 days ago||It is frustrating.||
Borges doesnt seem to make in-game adjustments very well. It is as if the plan was determined earlier and we go with the plan, regardless of how it is working.
I will say that our offense is much better than a GERG defense though. Our scoring offense is ranked 22nd right now and while I didnt look it up, I think GERG's defenses were ranked in the 100 range.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Great post!||
One question though. How many teams have tried to score a TD with under a minute and 80 yards to go? You mentioned 6 made it. I was wondering what the percentage was.
|8 weeks 14 hours ago||Treadwell||
Anything seems better. Doesn't Funk report to Borges? Don't see how the O Line issues don' t roll up to him.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Actually we were on our 45||
It was 4th and 1. I thought we should have gone for it. I would be curious what the Mathlete would think.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Totally agree Don.||
I remember going there as a kid around when it opened thinking how stupid a really steep big staircase is on a stadium used for winter sports. Olympia had charm like Yost. I understand a pro team needed more than charm, but Joe Louis seemed to miss the boat on everything but more seats. The Palace opened about a decade later and seemed significantly better.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Agree with the above on Bo.||
Also Bo's Lasting Lessons, I think by John Bacon. 3 and out if you want the Richrod saga. There is also a book by Jon Faulk that is interesting, I can't remember the name.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||If you read the article||
They play ASU this year and next. They also play us this year and next. Not sure how you concluded they replaced us with ASU.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||I was just happy to see a M hockey thread!||
Given the new B1G hockey conference and the greatest schedule since I have followed Michigan Hockey (25 seasons, I am old....), I really think there should be more hype.
Hopefully, this year's schedule is indicative of future year's as well.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||We hired a guy named Bo once.||
He worked for some Ohio team. Come to think of it, we hired a guy named Mo that played for that same Ohio team. Those hires worked out pretty well!
|32 weeks 16 hours ago||I am with you.||
I figured the blue jackets have about 7 fans. Hard to picture Columbus truck drivers yelling Let's Go Blue.....Jackets.
|32 weeks 17 hours ago||They got it||
They just need to tie in regulation. They are up 3-0 with 1:19 to go and on power play.
|32 weeks 17 hours ago||The Wings could do well in the playoffs.||
They have really come on of late. If Yale can win as the last team in, no reason the Wings can't win as a 7th seed.
|33 weeks 2 days ago||Comparable team to this year||
I think we will be in a position to challenge in the B1G for the title and be a 3-4 seed in the tourney. Likely make the Sweet Sixteen but probably not a Final Four team. Hope I am wrong on the latter part.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||There always seems to be outliers every game.||
I don't understand it. But I went to the 2002 ND game (atND) with 3 guys from work and 1 guy wore a Charlie Batch Detroit Lions jersey.........
|36 weeks 5 hours ago||The B1G needs to win National Titles for respect nationwide.||
Since our win in 1989, the B1G has only 1title, State in 2000. That's pretty bad. During that timespan the ACC, Big East and SEC have quite a few. And it's not just blueboods like Duke, NC and Kentucky although they have 10 in that stretch I believe. Schools like Arkansas, Maryland, UNLV, Arizona, Syracuse each have a title. UConn came out of nowhere and won 3.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||I like the high profile games.||
But I wish more were at home. Due to the Joe game against MSU, only 9 home conference games. Then the 2 Boston games, 2 Tech games and maybe 2 Ferris games is only 15 home games.
I count 33 games not counting playoffs. 15 home, 15 away, 3 neutral (Joe and GLI).
I guess there probably will still be the lesser games to fill out the home schedule like the exhibition games against a Canada college team and the Under 18 team. Sucks not to have any home playoff games.
Still, glad to see the Boston teams and I would guess we will get New Hampshire next year.
|38 weeks 6 days ago||Either||
Win the B1G tourney and make the Elite 8
Make the Final Four
Otherwise, this season isnt a success. Tying for 4th regular season is an underachievement so the team has ground to make up.
|40 weeks 4 days ago||This is great for Detroit||
Even better than the old Norris. Getting Boston, Montreal and Toronto is well worth losing Chicago. I agree that it sucks for Chicago.
|46 weeks 1 day ago||You could keep checking the ticket spreadsheet.||
But I think it will be hard to find a pair for $20. The ticket spreadsheet is under MGoBoard up top on this site. I have 4 at face of $20 each for sale for the Saturday Ferris State game.
|46 weeks 2 days ago||Gardner question||
Does the below quote mean its huge that he got his redshirt or does it mean it is huge if he gets his redshirt?
Devin Gardner getting his redshirt is huge not just for the team as a whole, but also Morris's development.
|48 weeks 3 days ago||9-4||
5 for sure wins: CMU, Akron, @UConn, Indiana, Minn
8 losable games: ND, @MSU, @PSU, @NW, @Iowa, Nebraska, Ohio, Bowl game. I think we lose 2 road games, a home game and the bowl game.
Under Hoke we are 14-0 at home, but only 5-7 road/neutral site.
|48 weeks 5 days ago||That 85 team had an incredible defense||
For all the hype that Harbaugh and Morris get, the offense is what held that team back.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||I wish the Fords would sell the team||
Let Illitch or Gilbert buy it. I think there would be better results. The Fords are the one constant through the 50+ year debacle.
|51 weeks 5 days ago||Great post||
Very interesting. I find it reassuring to see statistics detail out that ND and Ohio are not as good as their records. Fortunately Ohio is on probation so we don't have to see the two lucky teams play for the national title.
|1 year 1 week ago||Thanks||
Looks like I will just go to 20 as an Alumnus.
|1 year 1 week ago||What is the source of this news?||
Also, right now I get 10 points as I have 2 degrees from Michigan. Will I get 40 or just 20 now?
|1 year 3 weeks ago||My wife claims they were new.||
We go to most games and she tends to notice anything other than the game itself!
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Out of curiosity||
I know this doesn't impact the record but was Pat White a 4 year starter?
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Ties||
I would think the team with the jug would retain the jug in a tie.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||M 26 Minn 10||
652 yards of total offense for both teams
401 for Michigan and 251 for Minnesota
|1 year 5 weeks ago||It gets worse if Bama loses||
I never thought I would say this but if Bama loses to say LSU and Oregon loses to someone, it's ND vs. K State for the national title. I could see ND winning that game unfortunately.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||How was San Diego St's and Ball St's defense?||
Hoke didn't have Mattison there. Obviously those are weaker programs but did they have strong defenses? I wonder how much is Mattison and how much is Hoke?
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Mack Brown might not like it but||
That just comes with the territory at being at the richest football program in the country. I bet he likes all the money that leads to better facilities and all the exposure that leads to better recruits. I agree with the posters above, he is just making excuses for a shoddy defense which has put them out of the Big 12 race midway through October.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Nice post||
Thanks for this and the other content you have created.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Field rush in 1989 after Ohio game||
It started before the game was over as I was in the middle of the field and looked up to see 6 seconds still on the clock. Michael Taylor had just taken a knee. I remember thinking how big he looked in pads and helmet compared to the class I had with him.
We didnt know it but that was Bo's last game as a coach in M Stadium. Clinched the Big 10 outright. I think the score was 28-18.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||I think you need to see how he does in a pro style offense.||
Hard to judge a guy when he is outside his expertise. But I agree there is concern. I have seen Auburn's undefeated team referenced as a Borges credential but in reality their offense wasn't very good that year and he was ultimately canned.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||A thread hijack but who is responsible for the fake FG working?||
Is that on Mattison? Or is that a special teams coach? That was obviously a huge turning point if it doesn't succeed. I am amazed that we were not prepared there.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||It's kind of troubling||
It is somewhat infrequent that we don't score TDs historically and it has now happened twice this year. We have score only 32 points total against the 3 top defenses we have faced. Fortunately, we don't really face anymore top defenses this year (except maybe in the bowl).
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Well,||
The crowd did rush the field. It was packed after the game.
I think a lot of Michigan fans wanted to beat Sparty pretty bad. Several vehemently disagreed with me when I said the Nebraska game is more important. Hopefully, everyone follows Hoke's lead and we focus on the B1G title and not Sparty from now on.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Brian's weird scores||
I always thought he just took the output of some computer model. Does he? Or does he just pick weird scores?
|1 year 7 weeks ago||My little brother actually went to State||
So the little brother thing is really a good fit in our family.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||M 20 S 10||
Go Blue, win #900!
|1 year 7 weeks ago||M 14 S 3||
Rushing yards of 151
|1 year 8 weeks ago||why the odd picks lately?||
I agree with Frank Murphy that 11 is pretty odd and 29 isnt really that common. Last week you picked 32-18 I think. Do you have some sort of model that is spitting out a number?
|1 year 8 weeks ago||M 49-0||
|1 year 8 weeks ago||If you want to pick them up in Southfield||
You can have my 4 tickets for tonights exhibition game against Windsor for free. I couldnt find anyone that wanted them.
I also have available 4 tickets for this Friday against RIT and next Friday against Bentley. Face is $20 each but I am willing to consider any offer.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||How do you feel about your original top 10?||
About 5 weeks ago you posted:
"My Top10: 1.Oklahoma 2.Oregon 3.Texas 4.Alabama 5.Georgia 6.USC 7.Ohio 8.Michigan 9.ND 10.LSU".
7 still undefeated, OU and USC with a loss and M with 2 losses.
What does your model show now for a Top 10? What would Michigan's rank be?
Thanks for your great posts btw.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Texas is the best choice.||
I believe they have the second most wins in football, just ahead of ND. Texas is deep in tradition, a solid academic school, has a huge following. They also just dropped Texas A& M, a long time rival, so maybe they could work us in. We are 0-1 lifetime against them so it would be nice to get another crack at them.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Unfortunately, I agree||
While way less fun as a fan, playing cupcakes is solid way to increase the chances of getting into the BCS championship game/playoff. Once the 4 team playoff starts, an undefeated B1G champion will get a spot every time.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||I could be wrong but||
My recollection is that when Canham agreed with ND to resume the series in the late 70's, he agreed to an extra game in South Bend provided that the home team got to keep the majority (maybe all?) of the gate revenue. It was due to the disparity in Stadium size as Michigan Stadium was 100,000+ and ND Stadium was around 60,000. I do not believe that the current arrangement treats the gate revenue this way but my guess is that once you got through the original contract, the next series started in Ann Arbor so it should end in South Bend.
But I don't have a link or anything so as my intro said, I could be wrong.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||see the ticket spreadsheet up on MGoBoard||
Tickets are available for quite a few games, including against Miami (ranked #9).
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Why are we arguing who is the blame?||
Its not like just one person is to blame. The whole team is too blame. Denard executed poorly. Borges got too creative. The receivers didnt get much separation. No one really did anything exceptional. Even the defense, who played great all game, couldnt make a stop when they had to.
I have confidence that they learn from this and move forward. While it would have been great to beat our rival, winning the B1G is really what matters given that after the Alabama debacle, any shot of national honors was out the window.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||You guys are all wrong||
I blame The Knowledge. He predicted the win and it didnt happen. Is this another alter universe dimension problem?
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Does anyone thing the B1G can win the Rose Bowl?||
I just don't see how the B1G champion beats USC/Oregon/Stanford.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Mixed||
I feel much better about Mattison and our defense.
I question Borges more and more. Hard to understand 1st and goal twice from the 10 in the first quarter and we ran a sweep to Touisant, two passes by Denard and a pass by Vincent Smith. I don't feel like he puts Denard in the best position to succeed.
B1G season will be interesting. Who will be the lamb for the PAC 12?
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Link?||
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Which time?||
03 or 07?
|1 year 11 weeks ago||If the average home field advantage is 3.8 points,||
I wonder what the advantage (if any) is for the 105th team. My guess is that it is still something positive.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||I dont know||
Last 5 games at each location, Michigan is 2-3 at ND and 4-1 at home. Seems like a home field advantage to me. Going back 10 more games, Michigan is 1-3-1 at ND and 3-2 at home.
Combined last 20 games, Michigan is 3-6-1 at ND and 7-3 at home.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||what officials do they use for the game?||
Is it Big East officials since ND is currently associated with the Big East in everything but football? I assume it is not B1G officials.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Unfortunately, Michigan lost the first 3 night games at ND||
Need to change the streak. I was at the 1990 game as a student and it was a horribly depressing loss as Michigan was ranked #1 and ND came from behind in the 4th quarter to win. It started to rain just around when the game ended. Seemed fitting.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||I second this.||
Give it to Funchess. And in the future, give all these numbers to freshman. Use it as a recruiting tool. I believe that is how the number 1 jersey thing started. Bo wanted an extra edge to pull Carter from Florida. I think if you look before Carter, the #1 jersey was just a jersey assigned to whoever.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||So the QB's at our main rivals are all negatives?||
I know your numbers are averages but if I am reading this correctly:
ND is starting a freshman now (although may go back to Rees). So that would be a -1.6.
MSU has Maxwell who is in year 1 of 2. So that would be a -1.9.
Ohio has Miller who is in year 2 of 4. So that would be a -.2. Although Miller had an OC change which in his case was probably better.
This implies though that all of our rivals are held back by their QB. And in MSU's case, it really wont get much better. Miller should be a beast thought by his senior season. As for ND, hard to tell with the carousel QB process they use.
What I dont understand is how can Denard only be worth +4? Is that just +4 from average?
|1 year 12 weeks ago||I agree as well.||
The recap and link are nice.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Awesome!||
The flyover was the highlight of the game!
|1 year 12 weeks ago||I am hopeful as well||
We have had plenty of rough starts in the past that have turned into pretty good seasons (88, 98, and 07 started 0-2 and ended 9-2-1, 10-3 and 9-4).
We have a cupcake next week so we will be 2-1 after game 3 which is where most of us thought we would be at. Our opponents have had their struggles as well. ND just got by Purdue and Nebraska lost at UCLA. State may or may not be good, I think it is too early to tell. Ohio struggled somewhat against UCF. Our potential opponent in the B1G championship game lost to Oregon State.
No need to panic. The team has issues but our young talent should get better at a fast clip.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||I agree.||
Plus, we had a remote but possible chance of winning against FSU late in the game. Michigan was down 44-31 and driving for a TD when Grbac threw a pick 6. Now, dont get me wrong, we had to get the TD and then an onside kick and another TD all within a few minutes. But there was a chance. I didnt feel like we even had a chance against Alabama sometime fairly early in the game.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Probably this Alabama team.||
Others were USC in 07 and 04 Rose Bowls (06 and 03 seasons), Penn State in 94, FSU in 91, Washington in 92 Rose Bowl (91 season), Miami in 88.
It is hard to compare somewhat this early with Alabama because we really dont know how good Michigan is. But my guess is that Alabama is dominant like last year.
Florida State was probably the most shocking as our defense never let in points like that under Bo. Unfortunately it was the beginning of a 20+ year trend of our defense not being what it was (with a few exception years). People rationalize saying that college football is more wide open but I think the Bama's and the LSU's show you that defense can still reign supreme.
Hopefully we return to being a top defense under Hoke and Mattison.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||I have 2 in Section 20, row 14.||
I have a wedding to go to that day. I would take face for them. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I am not sure I get it.||
Numerous people in this thread say most cyclists were doping. So why is Armstrong the chief conspirator? Ulrich was his biggest competitor and Ulrich had Kloden and Vino for a few years. All were caught doping so how could you argue that Postal/Discovery was a conspiracy but T-Mobile was not? Seems to me that Armstrong gets a raw deal with this lifetime ban. Now I am biased because I am a triathlete and wanted to see how he would do in Kona which looks to be permanently off at this point.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||So why does he get a lifetime ban?||
All the other cyclists that get caught seem to get a 2 year ban? Last month I watched Vinokourov win a gold medal after being convicted of doping a few years ago. Contador is riding the Vuelta as I write this and he go caught only a couple years ago?
What is up with the lifetime ban? I assume this will apply to triathlon as well so no Kona.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Thanks||
It is interesting because it is very different than the polls. Thanks again. Great post.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Interesting||
Doesnt seem to support a decline. Although, will the 2013 class decline as I believe they need to add quite a few more players?
Maybe the bigger difference was our decline due to recruiting and transfers for a period (which seems to be past us).
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I agree.||
I immediately stop what I am doing and read Mathlete's content when he posts. Overall, I think he is a close second to Brian but since Mathlete posts less, it seems more valuable.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||So Mathlete, who is your top 10?||
Using the HTTV methodology, who are your top 10 to hoist the crystal football? (In order.....)
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Looking to sell quite a few M hockey tickets||
I will add to the spreadsheet but thought I would put a summary here. I am a season ticket holder for M hockey - 4 tickets in row 14, section 28 (North End). I moved farther away from Ann Arbor last month and just cant see making nearly as many games this year. I almost got rid of my tickets but decided to keep them as the B1G starts next year. I would like to sell 1/2 of the season at face value (it was $1,610 for all the tickets). We would have a draft of sorts for who got which tickets (i.e. one person goes first, then other person gets second and third, then the original person gets fourth and fifth and so on). Email me (Ken) at email@example.com if interested. Thanks and Go Blue!
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Even if they somehow find him guilty||
Who do you award the Tour victories to? Ullrich? Basso? Almost everyone on the podium with Lance from those years has already been caught using PEDs.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||These investigations do seem like an enormous waste of money||
To me, it always seems like some prosecutor is trying to make a name for themself. I saw last week that they are going after Lance Armstrong again over his Tour de France wins.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||I think it is disappointing||
Games against other traditional powers are always more interesting. A home and home with USC generates enormous excitement. Utah, whatever, even if they are good.
Other than the two games against ND, our home nonconference schedule sucks the next four season unless the TBDs come through (unlikely as we need our two cupcakes).
2012- Air Force, UMass
2013- CMU, ND, Akron
2014- App St, Utah, TBD
2015 – ND, TBD, TBD
If anything, I would rather see our 5 neutral/away games (Bama, ND, UConn, ND, Utah) than the 11 games above.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||So should that be a double?||
I have never seen the catch on the bounce off the wall before.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||ESPN has been hyping it quite a bit||
Especially considering it is only April. I would expect quite a bit of press in August. While the game isnt good for our Financials or our Fans (or our band), it will get the attention of the nation.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||While Brandon was a CEO||
His background is marketing. From my experience, marketing guys aren't very financially savvy. Even as a CEO, he probably leaned on his CFO and had oversight from the private equity firm that owned Dominos.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||I think we stopped recruiting him||
Because Beilein thought he wasnt needed once Burke decided to come back and we got Spike Albrecht.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||No way he deserves to be in the roster.||
Terrible spring, sent to Toledo and hits .187 (1 for 9) which somehow is good enough that he gets called up. Quickly gets into the lineup and is batting .200 (1 for 5). I would love for him to do well but Leyland is nuts for the amount he uses Inge.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Why would you, he is hitting HRs 25% of the time!||
Forget small sample sizes!
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Given that we still have an opening||
Do you think Beilein has someone better that is about to commit? Or does he just want flexibility to take another recruit next year?
|1 year 37 weeks ago||is this blacked out?||
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Thanks for adding this||
I went to all 3 of those NCAA playoff games in 1990, what a cool experience.
That tie in the 96-97 season was the only home blemish that year. I believe we finished 20-0-1 at home that year.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||What type of contract did Morris sign?||
Did he at least get a ton of money or was this just an all around mistake?
|1 year 38 weeks ago||is this a jab at our bb program of the 90s?||
Other than an NIT and a B1G Tourney in 98, they didnt win much......
|1 year 38 weeks ago||while I like the conference champion requirement||
How does that work for Independents? Say M loses to Ohio in the B1G championship game like in 2006 but is still ranked in the top 4? Are they out and ND at number 5 gets in? I would be okay with the Big 12 or ACC champion getting in but would be pissed if a lower ranked independent got in. Why should teams in conferences have an additional hurdle?
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Indiana is favored by 1||
While either way isnt really an upset, I think Indiana is the one that could be upset from a technical standpoint.
Of the 3 games with more of a mismatch, I think in order of likelihood of being upset: Ohio, Michigan, State.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Go Liverpool!||
Reds could really use an FA Cup title this year since no Champions League or Premier League trophies coming.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||My wife wants a coffee drink||
Any suggestions? All I really know is to throw in some baileys and whiskey.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||go on uscho.com||
There is an article called bracketology each week that describes the seeding process in detail.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||What happened to Kozan?||
I keep feeling like I missed his decision but can never find any news. Does he have a new announcement date or is he just off the grid?
|1 year 42 weeks ago||The Orange Bowl is in a good location.||
Miami is not an Applebee city even though it is in Florida. The 99 season game against Bama would have been a good one to go to.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||I like the analysis.||
Look forward to the followup posts. Need Moar Mathlete posts.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||$1 billion is enough for a lot of naming rights||
Ross got the B School for $100 million. I think the Athletic Dept's annual budget is around $100 million. This would pay for 10 years!
|1 year 43 weeks ago||How weird is it that with only 3 wins||
We beat 2 BIG Ten teams (Wisconsin and Minnesota) that both had winning records.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||What's up with the University's 12 special liquor licenses?||
The link related to the Winter Classic at the Big House indicates that Michigan has 12 special one day liquor licenses. Do they have these each year? What events does the University put on with liquor?
|1 year 43 weeks ago||If State and M are both 13-5||
How is the seeding determined? You have us #3 above. Does it go by RPI or something?
|1 year 43 weeks ago||I agree with joshgannon||
You are making it a lot harder to dislike Alabama despite my hatred of Saban.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Michigan 3, Miami 0||
What happened with Diamond, wasnt 8 pm the decision time?
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Surprising, thanks for the insight||
Are they going to get into a conference or remain the only independent?
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Goal||
|1 year 44 weeks ago||I dont think you are only Bama fan like that||
Alabama Huntsville is folding after this season. They are really the only southern college hockey team.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Not necessarily||
Unfortunately, playing #12, #16 and #18 on the road are probably toss-ups. It does bode well for us in all the other games except for Alabama.
Hopefully the toss-ups go our way.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||You definitely dont hate them enough||
I think South Bend is a dump. I disliked their fans all 3 times I went there.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Not to be a pessimist but I think we have some other tough games||
I agree with the OP that Bama and Ohio are the hardest on our schedule.
But Alabama, @ND, MSU, @Nebraska, @Ohio are all difficult games. Bama has signed Top 5 classes for years now under Saban. While we have beaten ND three years in a row, any of them could have been losses. State returns a strong defensive team which has made our offense look bad three years in a row. Nebraska is tough in Lincoln. Ohio has a lot of talent and Meyer will have had 11 games to prepare for their "bowl game" against us.
I dont think we will lose all but I would not be shocked if we lost any one of them. I see MSU and @Nebraska as the easiest so I think we have a great shot to win the B1G and go to the Rose Bowl.
I predict 10-4, losing in the Rose Bowl to USC (or Oregon is USC is still banned).
|1 year 44 weeks ago||The choices can be odd||
Garnett, wanting to be a Doctor and being from the West Coast, going to Stanford makes sense to me.
Kozan, being from Colorado, leaning towards Iowa, makes no sense to me.
Rutgers without Schiano, makes no sense to me.
But they are 17-18 year old kids
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Numerous posters have said ESPN sucks||
But has anyone done a real study of the accuracy of the ratings groups? Mathlete, which one is best and how accurate are they?
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Its my new years diet plan||
Trying to eat better but also switched to light beer and diet coke in mixed drinks! So far I am down 7 lbs in a month.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Anyone out there?||
On to Labatts Blue. Coors Light gone.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Kinda boring here.||
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Only went there once but||
Service was a disaster prior to the Ohio game.
. .While it was crowded, it was much more difficult to get a drink than other crowded bars. The place was way understaffed.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Where is the bubble line at?||
Does anyone have an informed thought on the minimum to get into the tourney would be?
What if we finish out 4-6 and lose our opening game in the B1G tourney?
That would put us at 20-12 which seems like it could be the wrong side of the bubble line......
|1 year 45 weeks ago||I think we finish with anywhere from 5 to 7 wins||
Best case, we win all 4 at home and at Nebraska, Northwestern and PSU.
Worst case, we win 3 of 4 at home and lose one of the 3 road games above.
Unfortunately, I think it is pretty likely we lose @ Ohio and @ State.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||I would rather see pics of your ex-girlfriends||
than updates on RR.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||I somewhat agree.||
Michigan's defense didnt play well in 2004 and 2006 against Ohio. Not sure I agree in 2005, we only had 21 points, Navarre put up 35 in 2003.
I guess when I think back to Griese and Navarre, I remember signature wins - Griese agaisnt Ohio in 96 and 97, the 97 Penn State game, the Rose Bowl. Navarre against Ohio in 03. What is Henne's signature win? Florida in the Capitol One Bowl? Meh. Nice to win but still, it is just the Capital One Bowl.
Navarre was 2-4 against Ohio and Bowls. Henne was 1-7. Collins was 3-1. Griese was 3-1 (I think - did he play in 95 when Dreisbach got hurt?).
|1 year 45 weeks ago||I have a hard time selecting skill guys||
that lost to Ohio 4 straight times. Jake Long, ok. You can be the greatest Left Tackle but it only goes so far.
Navarre had a great senior season in 2003 and had a fabulous performance against #4 Ohio leading M to victory.
It is a tough call, both of them were subpar compared to their predessors of Grbac, Collins, Griese, Brady and Henson.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||I would take Navarre and Chris Perry||
over Henne and Hart.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Am I reading this correctly?||
The 5th place team in the CCHA playoffs will not have a home series? They will get a bye and then play on the road against the number 4 team. I never considered M not getting a home series.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||I agree as well||
He is our former coach and if something really big happened or maybe a retrospective after his season or next few seasons are over, I could see a post. But signing a few commits. He'll probably sign 20-25. And then are we going to get an AZ update every game? Maybe we should get Steve Fisher updates as well.
And to clarify, I was a RR supporter last year. Let it move on.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Actually at this rate.||
They could win the CCHA. They have moved from way back to within striking distance if they win today.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||How much time in the period||
On a plane. I phoning it.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||I definitely like the block M on the jersey.||
But I think the Maize should go to having the Wolverine on the front. Btw, I will be surprised if Brandon doesn't change the jersey for Sunday's game. And if the outdoor GLI rumor is true, I would expect a throwback for that as well
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Bama locks this up with a FG||
What are the odds LSU gets two TDs plus a 2 pt conversion. Unless LSU goes to their other QB and he sparks them.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Signed||
Terrible story. Hopefully it works out.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||empty net||
|1 year 48 weeks ago||2 minutes||
LSSU will have to pull the goalie soon
|1 year 48 weeks ago||thanks||
glad to see Brian's info was wrong. i am sure he is as well.
i have watched 30 seconds and all i get is a LSSU goal,,,,,uggh.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||I just got home||
Did Merrill play?
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Only the Hail part here||
I dont know all of the Yellow and Blue either........
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Nice work||
It is always good to see a scorecard and what everyone else thinks is important.
Clearly there are a lot of factors to consider. For me, personally, I have most enjoyed the offseason when M has won a BCS bowl. You had to have a great season to get to one and then you have won a neutral site game against top competion. Bowl losses always leave me with a sour taste in the offseason. We have only done this 7 times in the Bo+ era.
Winning the B1G is important, as is beating our 3 main rivals, Ohio, ND and State. Final ranking very important as well.
Obviously 97 is the most awesome as we accomplished all of the above.
After that, it is really how you rank the various factors. I tend to think 80, 85, 88, 92 and 99 as all tied for next. We had some flaws, but won the Rose/Orange and finished Top 5.
This season comes in at the next tier down with a couple flaws and likely a Top 10ish finish.
So for me, this is the 7th best season.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Up 1 with 33 seconds.||
Mathlete - what are the odds?
|1 year 49 weeks ago||What happens if it is tied after 3?||
Is it the 5 minute overtime then a shootout or a full overtime period?
|1 year 49 weeks ago||M power play||
Need a goal
|1 year 49 weeks ago||M 5 on 3||
|1 year 49 weeks ago||M 5 on 3||
|1 year 49 weeks ago||thanks||
|1 year 49 weeks ago||score update for those of us at work?||
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Excellent point on Hoke||
He clearly comes across as a Level 5 leader consistent with Collins book. We are fortunate to have him.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||I doubt it||
Many M alumni, like myself, probably never applied to MSU. It really never seemed like a good option to me.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Terelle Pryor||
We went 3-9 with the Sheridan/Threet combo. Pryor wins us a couple more games at least (Toledo, maybe Utah, Purdue, Northwestern). Bowl streak maybe stays alive.
Just because he had a lot of issues at Ohio doesnt mean that he would here. It is pretty clear that they had a culture of issues there and young people can be easily swayed when "everyone is doing it". Michigan might have worked out better for him.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||The 1997 team was the best||
In the part of my life that I remember. Hard to top 12-0. Blowout of Colorado, tough defensive stops late in the game against ND, great comeback against Iowa, Woodson's interception at MSU, the domination of Penn St., Woodson's punt runback against Ohio. Finally, I went to the Rose Bowl that year for my first time and watched them cap an undefeated season on a beautiful day.
I would say the 1988 team was a close second. That was my first year as a student at Michigan. Lost two heartbreakers to open the season - Gillette missing a FG against ND in the final seconds and then Michigan squandering a 30-14 lead in the 4th quarter to #1 at the time Miami. ND went on to win the National Title and Miami was second. Michigan didnt lose again although tied Iowa but won the Rose Bowl against USC and finished ranked 4th.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||They are 17th in the pair wise||
Which is an impartial strength rating. So 20th is reasonable.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||I didnt see any of the game||
Being at the Palace, is the crowd pro-Michigan, pro-Oakland, a mix?
My guess is that it would be pro-Michigan with a contingent of Oakland fans but I really dont know much about Oakland.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Go Hoke!||
Good post btw, I didnt know about this. Just voted.
|2 years 1 day ago||1-3 nonconference seems very unlikely to me||
Next year has 4 difficult games - Bama, at ND, at Nebraska and at Ohio. All the home games, including MSU should be winnable. If we go 9-3, that would be a good season #2 for Hoke.
|2 years 3 days ago||That is a fair list||
Although I would move the division championship up above the capital one bowl
|2 years 3 days ago||Once||
We lost to Auburn 9-7. Bo Jackson was on Auburn. End of 83 season I believe.
|2 years 3 days ago||I think all the teams in the Division are central time except||
Detroit and Columbus.
|2 years 3 days ago||Can you really diminsh Indiana's brand any further?||
I mean, Indiana has ranged from really bad to mediocre for 40+ years.
|2 years 1 week ago||I think the offense can only get better.||
But Van Bergen and Martin will be missed.
|2 years 1 week ago||Are you sure?||
Wikipedia shows 8 home wins in 1902.
|2 years 1 week ago||Great point||
This team has gone through a lot. Way to go
|2 years 1 week ago||Michigan had a great season||
Overall record improved by 3 games to 10-2. Way to go Hoke.
Defense improved by a magnitude of google. Way to go Mattison.
Offense did very well even with a quasi-transition. Way to go Borges.
Special teams were much better even though they have a ways to go.
We were 2-1 against our rivals for the first time since 2007
8-0 at home, I think the first time since 1902
We put up 40 points on Ohio, a team that had not given up more than 34 points to anyone, to end a 7 year streak.
Even our last coach, who many on here have loyalty to, has landed on his feet at a BCS school.
We have a great recruiting class lined up.
We are likely to get a BCS bowl bid.
I think you have to feel good about the season and the future.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||BEAT OHIO||
Really got to beat Ohio. Their team is in disarray. They are 6-5 overall and 1-3 on the road. They start a inexperienced QB.
While this season has been a success for Michigan, losing to Ohio would put a big stain on it. Win and we vanquish the demons and likely return to a BCS bowl. Lose and we end up in the Outback bowl and have to go to Columbus next year to try to break the streak.
Go Blue, Beat Ohio!
|2 years 2 weeks ago||I still like NW for Northwestern||
I know it doesnt really make sense but it is often used and everyone immediately recognizes it. Why wouldnt it be UN for Nebraska? Arent they they University of Nebraska? I have never seen Michigan as MU.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||The win against PSU in 2005 was one of the best of the decade||
While it was on the last second play of Henne to Manningham so it wasn't a dominating win like yesterday, PSU finished 11-1, beating Florida State in the Orange Bowl in 3OT.
Actually, the win against PSU in 2007 was pretty good to. They finished 9-4 that season and we did it with Mallett at QB.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||I think so.||
There was a women near me yesterday in the stadium that had crutches with her. There are also golf carts that drive people to the stadium. I saw an older man yesterday flag one down as it was coming by. It seems like it is always old people on them but I am sure they would take a person on crutches. The seem to run from where the practice field is to the stadium.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Thanks||
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Not a problem today but not a strength||
The Nebraska kicker hit a 50 yarder into the wind that looked like it could have gone 55+ although the wind lulled during the play.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||It is tremendous.||
The defensive improvement is damn near unbelievable.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Northville High vs. Novi High?||
Battle for the Baseline Jug...........
|2 years 3 weeks ago||I dont recall it in the book||
From my read, the book paints Carr as being essentially absent after being initially a negative when he was supportive of players transferring.
Even living through it, I cant personally recall Carr coming out and being supportive although I also dont recall anything negative. As a fan, I feel like he could have done more.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||After just finishing 3 and out||
It is hard not to feel a little negative towards Carr. And I was a big fan of his, I even have a picture standing with him when I ran into him at the Detroit Auto Show a few years back. He definitely did a lot for Michigan football, the University and several prominent charities in the Ann Arbor area but he also chose not to help RR for some reason so I understand the idea of being conflicted.
For some reason, any opposing view on this site now gets marked flamebait so I guess this will as well, even though I am an alumn, a long time season ticket holder and lifelong M fan.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Well Bo yelled quite a bit||
And his teams did pretty well.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Well, first time in 109 years would be cool||
But we gotta beat Nebraska first.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||It's time to be greedy though. Let's win them both.||
I wonder if we have ever won 8 home games in a year. We won 7 in 97 and 06.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Yes. Just conference games.||
I did that as a shoddy attempt at levelling out the opposition. But Nebraska has played a tougher conference schedule so far. They have played Ohio, Wisconsin and Penn St. compared to us playing Purdue, Illinois and Iowa. Against common opponents, Minnesota, MSU and Northwestern; Nebraska has given up 45 compared to our 52. But I think the sample size is too small at this point.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||I didnt mean top as in best in the country||
But within the Big Ten teams that we play, in terms of points allowed, Nebraska is 2nd behind MSU. Iowa, Illinois, MSU all have allowed 121-143 points where our other opponents have allowed 175-238. We did well against Illinois but obviously struggled against the other two.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Point differential is amazing||
We have given up only 104 points in B1G play compared to 229 points in our first six games of B1G play last season. Its a shocking improvement, less than half.
On the offensive side we took a step back, hard to say how much. From a points standpoint through the first 6 games of B1G play, we have 197 this year versus 212 last year (22 points in OT). But as Mgoworld points out, much less pressure on the offenses and also better field position, etc.
The hypothetical would be awesome. But once Borgess gets his style of guys, and Mattison gets the defense even better, we could become really dominant.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||It's not just service folks||
Ticket packages were available thought both schools. 3500 are military. I think about 2000 are for the schools and the other 1500 are for the sponsors.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||My guess is that it is an annual event.||
They are saying UConn and Arizona next year.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||The weather is iffy||
It is currently supposed to be upper 60s at game time but with a chance of rain. If it rains it sucks because they play below deck. Wind is forecasted to be low.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||M 35 Iowa 24||
|2 years 4 weeks ago||How is this trolling btw?||
Questioning the Nickelback backlash is trolling? I get this less than the backlash to Nickelback.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||What's up with all the nickelback backlash?||
While I am not a huge fan, I dont feel like this is having Tressel give a speech on ethics at halftime. I just looked on Wikipedia and the band sold 50 million albums and their last album from 2010 went double platinum. Its just a regular season NFL game fergodsakes.
Am I missing something?
|2 years 5 weeks ago||28 has been mentioned numerous times||
Not sure how you get there but I believe it is early enrollees and also being below the limit of 85.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Yes he is retarded||
Mattison's resume is damn impressive. DC at Michigan, ND, Florida, Baltimore Ravens and back to Michigan. Those jobs dont fall in your lap if you are not a good DC.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||I think the dline could be a problem||
Losing Martin and VanBergen is big.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||So this?||
Pretty much the same, 1 less upperclassmen and 1 less 4 star.