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|1 day 1 hour ago||I thought the advantage of||
I thought the advantage of Warde was that he was supposed to be an experienced AD - you wouldn't think he'd need training wheels. A not really revenue sport "coaching search" with one super obvious candidate and a money cannon at your disposal is hardly high stress.
|1 day 1 hour ago||The Harbjet||
So is that the official recruiting plane now?
In the last week it's been to Birmingham AL, Fort Worth TX, Florida, southwest Georgia, Ohio, Iowa City, southern CA, Albuquerque, New Jersey, Atlanta, Missouri, and Rhode Island.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Stan Marsh||
|1 week 4 days ago||Barrett is a better passer||
Barrett is a better passer than Hurts. Barrett should not take that as a compliment.
|1 week 4 days ago||I have yet to update my iOS||
I have yet to update my iOS device to 10.2. It still doesn't work. They might be barking up the wrong tree.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||The passes were airmailed||
The passes were airmailed because Speight was backpedaling with pressure in his face. If he were able to step into the throw, that 2nd and goal play to Chesson would have been an easy completion. Speight has demonstrated decent accuracy when he has a pocket to work with - last night he mostly never had one.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Hard to execute with 2 DL in||
Hard to execute with 2 DL in your face on every play. His mechanics sucked because he was constantly unable to step into throws due to pressure. Very tough to be accurate under those conditions. Speight was a symptom - the OL's inability to protect or open any holes in the run game was the disease.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Ehhh.... The Iowa game this||
Ehhh.... The Iowa game this year was well below this team's talent level. Maybe not disinterested, but certainly very flat.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Helped that the Buckeyes held||
Helped that the Buckeyes held the crap out of multiple Wolverines on that play
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Moreover, would McCaffrey's||
Moreover, would McCaffrey's draft stock be as high without the efforts of his teammates who put their own bodies on the line blocking for him, training with him, practicing against him?
|4 weeks 2 days ago||What about his teammates,||
What about his teammates, fans, alums? They don't make money off the kid. If you really think college football is just players and the pastel suit guys, why do you watch?
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I mentioned him mostly||
I mentioned him mostly because our blog proprietors ragged on him for sandbagging so it seemed relevant here whether he actually was sandbagging or not. Then again Brian was the one doing most of the ragging, and that's consistent with his position here.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||So was McDowell totally fine||
So was McDowell totally fine for sandbagging it as soon as it became obvious that Sparty was not a good team this year? Are we cool with guys voluntarily benching themselves as long as they think they are draftable and they aren't a playoff team?
|4 weeks 4 days ago||This is their new bold||
This is their new bold strategy - force the NCAA to vacate their losses.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||The best version of Christmas Carol has Muppets.||
The best version of Christmas Carol has Muppets.
|5 weeks 15 hours ago||We won that game||
We won that game
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Khalid Hill's replacement||
Khalid Hill's replacement wasn't better at pass protection, while Smith was a clear step ahead of Isaac in that role.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||What if we crossed a McCaffrey with a Glasgow?||
What if we crossed a McCaffrey with a Glasgow?
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Best of luck Shane! Seemed||
Best of luck Shane! Seemed like a solid dude who really loved Michigan.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Sigh. I set up my flight home||
Sigh. I set up my flight home to avoid a possible bowl game on the 31st and now I'll be in the air for the Orange Bowl.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I don't think we get past||
I don't think we get past Bama either (and won't till I see it happen), but I am almost 100% certain we'd give them a better game, win or lose, than Wisky , PSU, Clemson, Colorado, or Oklahoma would.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||If you predict a thing to be||
If you predict a thing to be 35% likely, and everyone else predicts said thing to be <10% likely, and said thing happens...
That prediction wasn't "wrong". 35% likely means just that - it will happen sometimes (probably 35% of the time, in fact). Giving 6.5 points to Michigan against wasn't "wrong" - Michigan outperformed that, but that's expected variation. It's why you play the game.
But I do think 538 is underrating Michigan's chance here - they are going off of insufficient data and not weighting the particulars of this year highly enough.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||#CHAOSTEAM applies to the AD||
#CHAOSTEAM applies to the AD as well apparently.
Agree with the others - HAS to be something ugly, otherwise makes zero sense. Nobody Indiana can realistically get is going to do better for them any time soon.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||"Don't schedule second or||
"Don't schedule second or third tier sports at the same time as football, and don't schedule hockey and basketball at the same time" aren't insane or entitled requests, if it's actually feasible to avoid that scheduling.
We're not talking about WD's convenience here - no one can attend both hockey and basketball reliably, because multiple home games are on top of each other. That's going to hurt attendance for one or both, because it can't do otherwise.
And field hockey vs football? Essentially nobody who didn't give birth to one of the ladies on the team is a fan of field hockey but not football.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||It would be really nice if||
It would be really nice if they'd sell partial season tickets, or X game ticket packages, for students. It's just really tough to make every game, especially on weeknights, and as I student I could never justify the expense because I knew I'd miss half the games. Same with hockey.
Frankly they need to find some way to incentivize the season ticket holders to show up too, and/or sell more packages and fewer full season tickets. You're never going to fill the house for a crap nonconference game, but at least you can make sure the primo seats don't sit empty.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I'm not sure that 2015 MSU in||
I'm not sure that 2015 MSU in the playoffs was a "mistake" so much as that they were the B1G champion with a win (even a fluky one) over the "eye test" best team in the conference (OSU). Very hard to justify leaving MSU out last year.
It's a bit different this year - OSU is probably still the best "eye test" team in the conference, with M a very close #2. PSU has a win over OSU, but a worse overall record and an uncompetitive loss to M. Wisconsin already lost to both OSU and M - hard to put them in over either team (but a little easier to put them in over 2 loss Michigan).
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Besides the obvious||
Besides the obvious disappointment of our two losses, I find myself oddly disappointed over OSU's loss to PSU (or any of PSU's other wins), because it makes things that much tougher for us to get in.
OSU in the B1G championship would have been best case scenario from Michigan's perspective if M can't be there - a 0 or 1-loss B1G champ OSU is a holy lock to make the playoffs, and at that point Michigan would be the clear #2 in the league (worst case Rose, or first dibs at a CFP spot if Clemson or Washington lose).
Hell, in the scenario where the B1G championship was 1 loss OSU vs 2 loss Wisconsin, you could even see an outside chance at Michigan jumping both with a Wisky win.
Incidentally this is why the Iowa loss is also especially infuriating.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Why does everyone like this||
Why does everyone like this so much more than 8 teams? Seriously, what's the upside?
|7 weeks 5 days ago||"Michigan had their chances".||
"Michigan had their chances". Well, so did OSU - an INT, a bad fake punt, two missed FGs, missed nearly every open receiver they had, failed to get any big plays other than the 41 yard Barrett scramble. So by the "you made enough mistakes to make the refs matter" logic, OSU didn't "deserve" a win either.
Fact was it played out as a tight game decided by multiple 50-50 calls, and some calls that shouldn't be 50-50 at all, all favoring the Buckeyes. The zebras decided the outcome, and it took multiple bad calls for that to be true, not just one or two "could go either way" opportunites.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||In the scheme of things, was||
In the scheme of things, was the fumble that bad? Didn't it immediately precede the terrible fake punt which was effectively a turnover and resulted in a Michigan touchdown? I mean, fumbling at the 1 is not good, but the ensuing events meant there wasn't really a point swing due to it.