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|31 weeks 1 day ago||This guy||
Really loves sharing music with folks.
|40 weeks 1 day ago||I guess it comes with the territory||
But are we going to get asinine posts like this before every game? Without a doubt I expect some silly fan to make the same post before the OSU game. The answer is a clear and resounding NO! Not a chance. He needs to be fired and we need a homerun hire to bring the program back to greatness as soon as possible and before more damage is done. Hoke has proven he is not an elite coach time and time again, both before he came to Michigan and now at Michigan. So the answer is, if you're ok with underperforming and mediocrity and maybe having a "good guy" as coach and you don't care about winning and player development, then yes, let's keep the guy. I, for one, am not ok. Why is there so much stupidity in the fanbase these days?
|43 weeks 4 days ago||Mack Brown has been mentioned||
Mack Brown has, in fact, been mentioned plenty of times - as a definite "do not want" candidate.
|43 weeks 6 days ago||Finally...||
The feeling of hope returns.
|43 weeks 6 days ago||Logged in||
To downvote. I hope the OP loses all of the points.
|48 weeks 3 days ago||Dymonte||
No mention at all of Dymonte Thomas in the preview, although he does appear in the mgodepthchart at nickel. Has not been hyped since his recruitment and likely since after his blocked punt vs. Central last year. Should have redshirted last year, maybe he gets a redshirt this year? I still have hope.
|49 weeks 4 days ago||With sincere honesty||
|1 year 8 weeks ago||This was stupid||
No doubt. But I just want to remind everyone that I'm sure all of us have done dumb things from time to time, especially while in college (although, debatably, maybe not that dumb). Let us remember what a wise man once said: "those that live in glass cielings shouldn't throw the first eggs."
|1 year 18 weeks ago||I think....||
It's just a good and common example of anonymous message board posters and this social media side effect of "hey everyone, I have an opinion and here it is. Doesn't matter that I hardly have any facts to base this opinion on. I'm going to pretend I know the whole story."
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Signing day||
What the hell does not signing on signing day have to do with anything? Signing day is an arbitrary day that fans think prospects should sign since most recruits sign that day. But it is only the first day athletes are allowed to sign an LOI.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||This is what bothers me||
I may be in the minority here, but I think this is partly what is wrong with recruiting. I mean no offense to the poster I am responding to, but who are you or who are we to say that he needs to do anything. We are mere observers, mere onlookers and fans with the privilege of watching these players make their real life decisions. These kids owe us nothing at this point. There is no rule that says someone has to sign on signing day. It seems like people think just because most kids do means that they all should. He's making a decision that will literally affect him for the remainder of his young life. We have nothing to say in the matter, and, frankly, no right to say it. He needs to do what is best for him and his future. If he needs more time that is his prerogative, not ours.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Bidet||
I prefer the bidet myself.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Look at his username||
He's a theme commenter.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Winter is||
Winter is cu... never mind.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||"in the weight room and . . . "|
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Here we go||
|1 year 35 weeks ago||I hardly post...||
Like most places on the internet, there is an annoying dose of nitpickyness and condescension on this blog among posters and it's the main reason I don't post much. But I've been reading this blog for years almost religiously and I personally consider it the definitive word on Michigan football, a topic I am very passionate about and have been since I was old enough to understand the game while watching Michigan play on Saturdays with my dad 20+ years ago.
I don't feel closure until I read Ace's wrap-up and I don't want to jump to any conclusions until I read Brian's analysis and UFRs. I don't always agree, but I agree a great deal of the time with Brian's perspective. This blog is, dare I say, revolutionary in sports journalism and I sincerely appreciate what Brian and the rest of the contributors do here, as I am sure so many of us silent supporters do.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||The decision...||
There is no doubt in my mind that the decision to go for two was correct. I'm sure Brian or someone else will analyze that in due course.
The only thing that I think reasonable minds will be able to debate is the play call itself. To come to a reasonable conclusion, I think someone will have to look at their two point conversion plays for the season and every play they ran from that trips formation in this game and see if they had run that play before (in order to see if this call was predictable). I could be wrong, but I thought that they had run the wide receiver run from that formation, and the option a couple times. I'm not sure if they had passed out of it. So for that reason, it seemed like it may have made sense, assuming they haven't run that pass variation out of that formation.
However, my problem with it was that OSU called timeout and Michigan came out with the exact same formation and ran Dileo (?) in motion to the right after OSU had already seen the formation and the motion by the receiver. Michigan should have changed the play call instead of going back to the same formation and same playcall. That's just my two cents, but I absolutely defend the decision to go for two beyond a shadow of a doubt given the way the game was going and considering the strength of the two teams. Going for it gave us the best chance to win.
Hoke has balls, I like his game theory calls. It's sad to me that a lot of them haven't worked out because I hope he doesn't change when it comes to him making those hard decisions that give us a mathematically better chance to win than the "conventional wisdom"/play it safe mentality.
My opinion is that Borges still has to go and probably also Funk and Jackson. As to Borges, you can't have a 20-25% hit rate as far as good game planning and expect to keep the job. This game just showed that they have been underperforming for the talent level that we have on offense and that's unacceptable.
Proud of this effort though and this game reeled me back in and reminded me why I love Michigan football and this rivalry.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||My thoughts...||
I don't care if Borges puts up 75 and wins, I still think he needs to go. You can't have one good game plan every five games and keep your job at Michigan. If anything this game shows that Michigan's offense is capable of scoring points with the personnel they have and they haven't been.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||If 98 was being worn by the best player...||
If 98 was being worn by our best player wouldn't it clearly be worn by Taylor Lewan?
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Dr. Harris||
So when Damien Harris and Drake Harris play together two years from now will Drake Harris' jersey read Dr. Harris?
|1 year 47 weeks ago||I knew this would happen||
Haha, iPhone autochange and I failed to proof before posting. I then saw it after posting and was just thinking "here we go, I guess I won't get a serious answer to my question."
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Eligibility||
Hoping for a quick physical and mental recovery for him.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||D. Smith||
Wow, absolutely no love for D. Smith at RB. Redshirt and wait until Fitz is gone?
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Not sure if serious...||
Either way, why does everyone overlook Deveon Smith? He was a solid four-star guy and had great film. He could contribute early. Maybe he redshirts, but he's an exciting RB too.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Thanks||
Thanks for the response. I figured that is what he was talking about, especially after listening to the Podcast. I also have to agree with Brian's sentiments. We know Hoke isn't Lloyd. I just hope he is more distinguishable than just not punting from your own 40.
I was really discouraged by his answers in the press conference today. He really seems to believe that their playcalling was not predictable, even going as far as saying they were the right calls. Hoke has done much correctly but he would do better to acknowledge, or at least realize, that their third and fourth quarter playcalling will not lead you a victory against Ohio.
John L. Smith's "the players are playing their butts off and the coaching are screwing it up" was running over and over in my mind the entire second half like a broken record.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Regarding the Hoke Hire||
There are two ways in which those concerns have been true, one tiny, one large. The tiny one is the spread punt. You've seen the coverage, seen what everyone else is doing, heard me complain about it, etc.
Did Brian ever say what the second, large concern was that has been true? Is it using the huddle?
|2 years 37 weeks ago||If you look....||
If you look only from their ears on up, Mattison and Borges look exactly the same. Just a silly observation because I was trying I figure out which video was which on the iPhone.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Deleted||
Rated as Flamebait. Not sure why, but since it was I am embarrassed to keep it up.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Right...||
Plus his name is Anzalone. Coincidence?