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|1 week 1 hour ago||Well...||
With the new reach in and hand check rules, Craft may no longer be at a defensive advantage. I see a lot of fouls in his future.
|1 week 1 hour ago||Wow||
I prefer not to wait that long...
|5 weeks 22 hours ago||Gif #5||
Ondre Pipkin's worst nightmare: Lewan/Braden combo block.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Too bad||
If he played football for OSU he could have just claimed it was his mom's weed and walked free.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Can has||
all my nopes
|10 weeks 5 days ago||True||
It was Hoke.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Amazing kid||
Ron Dayne thanks you for being a quarterback. #norushingrecordsafe
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Ha||
You lost me at "reliable source" from MSU.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||No...||
The only thing that stopped our offense in 2010 was the lack of an offense capable of scoring when in the red zone. We couldn't make field goals and we couldn't operate within a shortened field. Rich Rod was not a spread "throw it around" guy. He liked to run the ball from spread formations. It just never worked for us. We were better off never getting inside the 20 yard line. It was by no means on Denard's arm that we were unsuccessful. Turnovers never helped us that year either, or a defense that was about the worst in Michigan history.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Just leaked...||
They're no longer only serving fish on Fridays at training table during Lent.
|14 weeks 11 hours ago||Shit the bed||
I need some alcohol. About a shot per eye should do it.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||So is he...||
So is he...
|17 weeks 1 day ago||I'm curious||
What in the world are you talking about? For one, paying cab fare for a kid on an unofficial visit is low-level, Tatgate was way beyond a tiny offense. A coach and the administration knowingly covered up violations numerous times. Miami will be punished. Don't worry. Who cares how long it takes the NCAA to investigate, as long as they just don't let Miami say "nothing to see here" like they did with Ohio.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Uhhh||
Early enrollees all have to sign an LOI. We have six.
EDIT: And mid-year JUCO transfers can sign as early as mid-December...
|22 weeks 20 hours ago||What?||
This isn't where I parked my car...
|22 weeks 4 days ago||Makes zero sense||
Conley committed to them as a WR primarily IIRC.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Not Sandusky HS||
Fremont Ross HS
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Funny...||
I've never seen Denard caught from directly behind while running full speed. I've seen Martinez caught from directly behind, running full speed, over a half dozen times...
Result: Narduzzi is an ASSHAT
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Well||
If Ohio is 11-0 when we play, history is on UM's side since the Buckeyes enjoy cocking up a perfect season.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||More than likely...||
it was when we laid an egg in Lincoln. Our inablility to get to the Rose bowl is on us, not on State deciding to pull a Staee.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Did they change it?||
The one I'm looking at says Michigan is #5.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||To be clear||
I do not believe your issues are the result of poor recruiting. All of your defensive players that committed were highly ranked and coveted by everyone. Busts happen, but many times it can be attributed to things that cannot be measured, such as a player not picking up on the defense, not transitioning well to the rigors of college, unforseen outside influences, etc. You have plenty of talent on your team.
As far as depth issues over the years at Michigan:
2008 - Three o-lineman graduate and one jumps ship to play for Ohio. Best WRs both leave early leaving us with 1 wide receiver with any meaningful playing time. Quarterbacks were non-existent once Ryan Mallet transferred out. Only options were a Georgia Tech transfer and a walk-on...
2009 - Most underclassmen on the two-deep roster in the nation. Nine true freshmen or red-shirt freshmen starters, including a walk-on. Linebackers were made up of converted safeties and receivers weighing 210 lbs. Middle LB backup was air.
2010 - Starting safety and corner injured, forced to play freshmen converted quarterback and receiver.
2011 - Two walk-ons on our d-line rotation. Couldn't run 2 TE sets unless we used a converted DE.
Also, terrible defensive coaching and zero player development of our back 7 for three years to boot. We went 3-9, 5-7, and 7-6 in those three years. Your 9-0 record after a coaching transition does not compare.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||Two cents:||
I truly believe that 90% of our rushing issues this year is on the lack of execution by the o-line from a standpoint of improper reads and missed assignments. This cannot be placed on Borges as the play calls seem pretty sound. I've found myself saying about a dozen times per game all year "if only X player would have executed properly, that play would have netted 20+ yards." This is why Hoke always stated that Will Campbell was not in a position to be on the field last year. A player needs to be consistent and execute on every single play, not just make a couple good plays here and there. We are not consistent in our line play right now...
That being said, where I do not give Borges a free pass is in some of the plays drawn up given the personnel we currently have. Denard can not make a competent pitch to a back to save his life. In the few occurrences he has pitched a ball, either Fitz or Smith have made great plays to control an errant pitch. Why design a play that has a pitch fake that no defense will ever have to respect? Why implement slow developing pass plays that ask Denard to make reads he isn't very good at making? All the plays are schemed beautifully, but are unable to be executed properly due to players lacking the needed skill-set. See Jeremy Jackson: large bodied kid who is brought in to block or go up for a ball, neither of which he does even remotely well. Yet on crucial third downs he was in the game more than Dileo and Gallon, arguably our most reliable pass catchers.
Hopefully we get it sorted out yesterday. We can't afford to lose a game in year one of Meyer. I already can't take all the garbage from Buckeye fans around here...
|29 weeks 1 day ago||I must be crazy...||
You in no way, shape, or form had crappy recruiting on defense in the last 10 years. Offensive line, yes, but defense, no way.
2008: Williams, Sweat, Sabino, Mobley, Johnson, Howard, Goebel, Rowell, and Wells. Six of the nine are 4-star players. Your class that year was small, but it also had some of the most heralded offensive prospects in recent recruiting years. When that happens you tend to sacrifice some on the other side of the ball.
2009: Barnett, Bell, Bellamy, Brown, Clarke, Fellows, Klein, Newsome, Simon, Whiting, and Wood. Stacked with 4-star and 5-star talent.
2010: Baldwin, Bryant, Durham, Hagan, Hankins, McVey, Moore, and Turner. By far the weakest defensive class Ohio has had in 10 years...
2011: Bennett, Cash, Crowell, Farris, Gambrell, C. Grant, D. Grant, Hale, Hayes, Miller, Price, Shazier, and Tanner. Seven 4-star players, five on the verge of 4 stars, and one low 3-star player. That more than makes up for the prior year's class.
Sorry, but your argument that as a team your talent was as lacking as what Michigan was during a coaching transition is baseless. You guys talk about how you have depth issues at OL, yet you have taken 15 OL in 4 years. Not great, but by no means scary bad. We took 8! DBs in 4 years and only 4 were highly rated at 4 stars. Two left early before the coaching transition and one was forced to transfer because of an ineligibility error. That left us with 5 true DBs on our 2008 roster. Over the same 4 years, we only had 13 OL commits, 6 DT commits, 3 TE commits, and 10 LBs (most of which were middling 3-star players). Not to mention all the 4-star talent that up and left the team.
Bottom line: you are nowhere near close to feeling our pain.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||So they have us down this year....||
until we throw some more knuckleballs at them.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||24-9||
UM - 24
|29 weeks 6 days ago||That's odd||
Ohio fans claim the modern era of football started in 1950. Football before that year was not football (except in 1942), but more a club sport with no real way of selecting the best team in the country. And if you really want to get technical, Ohio only recognizes 1951-1987 and 2001-2010 as countable years. Hmmm.... I wonder why that is?
On another note, for all the grief they give us about a split title in 1997 they sure won't ever discuss the following:
1942 title: AP Poll #1, Georgia #1 in all other polls. Ohio had 1 loss and didn't even go to a bowl game; Georgia won the Rose bowl
1954 title: Coaces Poll #2, AP Poll #1 shared with UCLA
1957 title: Coaches Poll #1, AP Poll #2 shared with Auburn
1961 title: Coaches Poll #2, AP Poll #2 finished behind Alabama in all polls
1970 title: Coaches Poll #2, AP Poll #5 finished behind Nebraska and Texas in all polls
Their only unanimous titles were in 1968 and 2002
|30 weeks 6 days ago||Mich 37- Sparty 12||
Michigan - 37
MSU - 12
|31 weeks 21 hours ago||In our defense,||
Last year was the first good team we fielded in four years and the game was in East Lansing against a team in their prime. Intensity will not be an issue this year.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Or Texas?||
They are 4-2 just like us. They beat Wyoming (107), New Mexico (67), Ole Miss (55), and Okie State (34). They lost a close one to the #8 team and got curb stomped by an untested #13 Oklahoma (yes, I said it, wins over UTEP and Florida A&M while losing to K State means nothing). Yet Texas is #25 in the BCS with almost half as many coaches votes.
I'd call it Notre Dame with a point.