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|13 weeks 5 days ago||Chris||
Thanks for going to Briarwood Chipotle in June 2013 so I could see your massive self and afro in person (also Strobel, Godin, R. Glasgow were there). Also thank you for being such a tremendous player and contributor to UM Football. Double-meat!
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Can we make The Playoff at 11-1?||
Another takeaway from the link is the following: If you click the button for Ohio State to win out and UM to beat Maryland, the odds for Michigan to make the playoff are STILL 25%.
But, I think something is wrong with the tool because in this scenario it still gives Michigan a 10% chance to win the Big Ten. My understanding is that if OSU wins out, Michigan cannot make the Big Ten title game (PSU could based on the HTH with OSU, but in the event of a 3 way OSU would go in so UM can't get in on 3 way).
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Sure||
In my opinion people on here are being rediculous. OF COURSE if we lose the game then AFTERWARDS people will all argue that we still deserve a spot in the CFP Playoff. Why would you not want it?
First of all home field is worth a lot on College FB, like 5 points. If we lose by 1 this means that in a neutral field we would be favored over them. It means we are actually better than them.
Second, what if 2 or more of the conference champions have 2 losses? Do you really think the committee would take a 2 loss team over Michigan? For example, suppose Washington loses a regular season game and then gets upset in the Pac-12 Championship by someone else? Michigan would have a better resume than all Pac-12 teams. Then say Oaklahoma wins the Big 12. Would the committee put in Oaklahoma or random Pac-12 South team in over Michigan or a 1 loss Louisville. Of course not.
So what we need is chaos, which took a big hit when that NC State kicker missed those 3 FGs. That hurt the chance of the Big Ten getting 2 teams in.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||11-1||
Is there any hope for an 11-1 team that is not a conference champion? My sense is not because they favor conference champions in the committee process. For this reason, I don't think our odds are very good for the playoff... we have to play in Columbus against in my opinion the best team in College FB.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Kugler should Start||
Here is my guess.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Sticking to the rules, and||
Sticking to the rules, and only considering non-starters from LY who were expected to contribute or actually contributed.
Stock Up: Newsome, Asiasi, Evans, Higdon, Winovich, Kinnel, K. Hill
Stock Neutral: Gary, Poggi, D. Hill,
Stock Down: Bunting, Wheatley, Ways, Harris, Bredeson, Isaac, Bush, Thomas
|28 weeks 5 days ago||Shelton Johnson||
I believe Shelton Johnson works at Yosemite during the summer months.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Thanks!||
Super interesting perspective and I appreciate the reponse! Per the other comment I do read your blog too.
Safety is a concern to me and I think that the Kovacs/Wilson streak has lulled fans into not worrying about the position much. I'd love to land a top safety in the 2017 class and get some bodies for depth too.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||More details||
Curious to get your take on Harbaugh's recruiting by position.
As I see it:
Light on recruiting: Safeties, DTs.
Heavy on recruiting: TEs, RBs, slot WRs.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||This is so stupid||
This is really stupid, bad move. Look at the current roster, 2017 will be a relative down year because we lose so many players after this season. But then 2018 stacks up to be an awesome team, except now they have to go on the road against all rivals and strong teams.
And this is AFTER Notre Dame ended the last series with a home game in an underhanded move. What is Warde thinking?
My going in negotiation position would be 2 homes to start, then we can alternate. Also, can we please play 2 in every 4 years instead of every single year? Would like some diversity of who we will play, with say Arkansas.
|34 weeks 4 days ago||Big Hiker||
I am a big time hiker and trailrunner but honestly don't see the point of doing the AT or PCT. I spent 3 weeks in Montana and climbed over 40 peaks. I was miles away from any other humans with only my partner. This is the kind of isolation and scenery that I prefer.
To me spending 3-4 months in Glacier National Park, Cascades, Sierras, Tetons, etc. is superior to a through hike. More isolation, better scenary and more vertical gain and peakbagging to be had.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||Format||
I hate tournaments that start with 24 teams and then play the group stages just to get down to 16, it makes the group stages boring and relatively meaningless. You play 36 games to go from 24 teams down to 16 teams. Then you play 15 games to go from 16 teams to 1 team. Makes no sense.
A better format is to go from 24 all the way to 8, so that only group winners and top 2 non-winners advance. This would make the group stages awesome and more cuttroat.
Another option would be to go down from 24 to 12 (top 2 in each group advance) and let the best 4 group winners (based on points with GD tiebreaker) get a bye. That would be cool too to introduce byes.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||Yes!||
I agree with this as well. Why does it have to be an all or nothing? Why can't we play them every other year, continuing the rivalry but then also allowing us to scheule other major matchips. A win win.
After the debacle of the last series starting AND ending with games at ND, they owe us one. Therefore I'd like the see the first 2 games of the series both in Ann Arbor. But this will never happen.
|42 weeks 5 days ago||Michigan Difference||
But as a cleaner program with better quality kids, doesn't it benefit Michigan to schedule teams which are major programs but are likely to have lots of problems? Ole Miss, come on down in week 1!
|45 weeks 5 days ago||Deyonta||
I saw this thread and assumed that it was a female basketball player who was pushing gender boundaries by declaring for the draft.
I have never heard of this person before. For this I can thank Jim Delaney for adding Rutgers and Maryland so that Michigan only played MSU one time over the whole season.
|45 weeks 6 days ago||Agree||
Unfortunately I am not too excited about this guy and it's a position of incredible need. Cavet: Obviously I hope he is awesome and want him to become a baller.
But the thing with a Kovacs or other limited athletically but sucessful safety is that these guys are 99th percentile on intelligence/field awareness. I hope Mettalus pans out but given the low recruiting rankings and general agreement on low ceiling, we have to hope that he is a 99% guy on intelligence/awareness. This is asking a lot. I wonder if this was a move to appease Bush and the Flanagan program.
|46 weeks 3 days ago||Math 597||
Definitely the easiest I took was Math 597, Real Analysis. The class is just the professor at a whiteboard the whole time doing mathematical proofs, pretty simple. Some Math PhDs were in the class but the very best had taken it already and didnt't take it at UM.
|46 weeks 3 days ago||These rankings are downright||
These rankings are downright silly. We play three top 10 teams from 2015 on the road. I am ignoring.
To be honest, I'm glad we have an easier out of conference lineup. Last year would have been a lot different if we had a cupcake at home instead of going to Utah to open the season. We would have been ranked higher throughout the season if we were 6-0, and eventually 10-2.
|46 weeks 5 days ago||Agree||
Because Glasgow was out for Spring and Gary hasn't arrived, I think they decided to go with a 2 deep to give all of the guys equal run in terms of playing time and opportunity. Probably the best move to maximize the DLine improvement/development during spring Football.
But Fall camp is less about learning/development and more about preparing for the season, so I'd imagine they may shift things around and we get the jumbo D Line that we've all been salivating about. At least this is my hope. I could see using a smaller WDE on passing downs but against the run I'd prefer the JUMBO package of 4 NFL huge guys.
|47 weeks 6 days ago||Too many Backs?||
I wonder about Harbaugh bringing in so many running back types.
On one hand, Hoke never had playmakers on offense and the more potential playmakers you get the more likely you'll end with some on the field eventually.
But, on the other hand we know the RB is larglely about the holes open and some other positions may be more important. O Line is boom or bust position (so you need a lot of "lottory tickets"), and D Line nowadays you need a solid 2 deep. We saw the value of a great secondary last season.
|48 weeks 3 days ago||Women's Ice Hockey||
It's shameful to me that Michigan doesn't have Women's Ice Hockey! It's Michigan fergodsakes, we are a cold state with such a rich tradition in the sport.
|51 weeks 6 days ago||Play-in||
This may be a controversial opinion, but I'd rather go NIT than play in one of those stupid play-in games. I refuse to watch those games or aknowledge that they even exist. Would rather see fewer teams make it.
Win the next two games and I think we can get into the real tournament (i.e. field of 64).
|1 year 1 day ago||Brain Smith||
Brian Smith is one of the most generic names in the US. I went to college with a guy with this name, he used to get stopped all of the time at airport security because it was also a name on the post 911 terrorist watch list.
Next we next a John Baker.
|1 year 2 days ago||Running||
For me it was running in the 2013 Boston Marathon which was the year of the bombings. Luckily I had finished 45 minutes prior so I was not directly impacted. But between the awesomeness of the race itself followed by the aftermath it was pretty memorable.
|1 year 1 week ago||I was a track and field||
I was a track and field athlete in undergrad at a school in a northern climate. The team went to southern California on Spring break. Going on the trip was my only chance to get a traditional spring break because my family otherwise didn't pay for me to travel during spring break in college.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Agreed||
I've been searching around on the web and mgoblog to see who has the 2016 roster all set so I can download, at least for MICHIGAN. Apparently nobody does! Super lame. I am too lazy to spend an hour doing it, I just want to PLAY WITH RASHAN GARY.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Download||
When will this Michigan roster download be available? I just downloaded from BallHawgMichigan on my PS3 and I am getting the team from 2015 Fall with NO RASHAN GARY. I must start playing a dynasty with Rashan ASAP.
When can I expect updated 2016 Rosters, at least for Michigan?? I care less about other teams.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Theo Howard||
The video was the top 5 plays for Theo Howard, please fix.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Bryan Mone||
Denard the same as Bryan Mone, makes sense right? NOPE.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Soccer is killing us||
No points at all from either Men's or Women's soccer. Disgraceful. We use the max # of scholarships and pay for top coaches, right? Then what gives? Why aren't we better at soccer?
Glad to see Cross Country contributing so much, those are strong programs right now.