"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
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|1 year 11 weeks ago||Agreed that was my main||
Agreed that was my main takeaway as well.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||They would both kick so much ass in that offense.||
They would both kick so much ass in that offense. Spread PnR ftw.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||I was just about to post||
I was just about to post this. Chris Paul's Wake Forest Team in 2005 (124.0) and the Missouri team from a couple years ago (123.9) are close to us. Could the rating go down between now and the rest of the season based on the results of the final four? I'm not too familiar with how the rating system works. I feel like a lot of "great offense, bad defense" get upset early in the tourny which is just another reason why this team is awesome.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||#1 Offense||
#1 Offense In Kenpom two years in a row! Unless Wisconsin goes crazy in the final four. That made me feel a little bit better when I saw it. This team kicked so much ass, gave the fans a great ride and was probably the best team to watch as a neutral observer since we scored so much and were scored on so much.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||#savethepick||
I am still worried about the inevitable late season winning streak that puts us in the 9 slot instead of the 8. It seems like the pistons like to go on meaningless late season winning streaks that hurt our draft position the past few seasons. The stakes are higher this year though because that pick is gone if they finish 9th or higher. Please keep losing guys.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Thank you!||
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Anyone have a Stream?||
Both Firstrow and Vipbox say the video is not available yet.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Favorite memory||
from the dark ages was losing my voice screaming at Crisler after Dion Harris hit a fadeaway 3 in double OT to beat Notre Dame in the NIT. My second favorite memory was spending less than $15 for tickets to the msu game at Crisler the day before the game. I haven't been to Ann Arbor since 2006 but I am guessing tickets a bit more in demand these days...
|2 years 8 weeks ago||WRs||
Where does this group of pass catchers rank all-time? The combination of Thomas, Decker, Welker, and Julius Thomas is just not fair. Very talented group that compliment each other very nicely.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||UCF is kinda good||
Didn't they play OSU really tough last year? They already beat Penn State this year and they beat Akron 38-7. They will be the only team to test Louisville until the bowl probabaly.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Agreed||
Should have thrown decision making in there as well. Devin still has made at least one very bad decision in every start so far so he needs to improve in that regard as well. Staying one more season will help him improve there. If he stays one more year he will enter the 2014 season as the top QB prospect. Of course, that only leads to everyone picking your game apart like crazy so it isn't always the best position to be in lol.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||#1||
Is there an argument for Devin as the #1 overall QB in this class? I think so.
Teddy is more accurate, has better mechanics, and throws a better touch pass, but Devin is a little bit bigger, a better runner, and has a stronger arm. His accuracy and mechanics have gotten much better since he first took over and he still only has seven starts under his belt. Devin also has those lanky arms (like Colin K.) which make his play-fakes look more convincing. I think Devin has more potential than Teddy or Boyd, with those guys being more polished.
Crazy to think that 7 starts after switching from WR to QB Devin is a top 16 NFL prospect. I can't wait to see what else they add to his game, the ND game showed he can run pretty much any type of offense you want.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Feel a little bad for OSU||
While I find these stories interesting because it is cool to get an inside look at what was happening the past decade at OSU, I kinda feel bad for the OSU fans. Cash, girls, drugs, and academic fraud all sound bad and make for a good story, but all that stuff is common in bigtime college football. When I read part 1 yesterday, it felt like one of those scenarios where OSU isn't supposed to be good because they are not a traditional power, and some pissed-off OU or Texas fan tried to bring them down. Then today I find out that one of the main reporters for the piece is a huge OU fan who went around to disgruntled ex-players who had an ax to grind with the school digging up dirt.
I am too young to remember the SMU scandal, but this reminds me of that story. A non-traditional power that became too good too quickly and started ruffling the feathers of the big boys. Obviously like SMU, OSU is in the wrong here, but it kinda sucks for their fans that they are the ones being punished while other schools have gotten away with similar practices for much longer than 10 years.
In the end I don't really care what happens to OSU, but it seems weird that they are the ones being dragged through the mud this week when there are probably bigger fish to fry in terms of football scandals.
I also can't help but think there is an Ole Miss version of this story coming out in a few years after they start beating some of the SEC powers.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||downloaded the book yesterday.||
Love it. Not going to class today.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||More confident after yesterday||
Ohio- Watched the game and paid attention to about half of it. I haven't seen this mentioned yet here, but the Buffalo game was closer than the score indicated. Buffalo had a fumble recovery negated by a personal foul penalty in the third quarter that woud have given them the ball inside OSU's 10 yard line with a chance to cut the lead to 3. OSU scored a TD on the drive so that penalty turned into a 14-point swing that killed Buffalo's chances. Not an impressive first game for the #2 ranked team in the county.
I didn't watch much of the other big ten teams but nobody did anything particularly impressive. Michigan looked like the best team in the B1G week one. Not that being the best team in week one means anything, but I feel decent about our chances to end our B1G title drought.
NW still scares me because that offense can catch fire. Nebraska too for the same reason but to a slightly lesser degree. Penn State doesn't really scare me nor does Sparty except for the fact that those are road games.
Ohio is still a toss up, but I thought we were better last year and we could have beat them in their place with a less unpredictable offense. Their biggest advantage over us from last year (Hankins vs. our Interior line) is gone and we no longer have an offense where you know if its a run or pass based on which QB is in.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||2 Bigs||
Its a good thing that we are playing two big men next year considering Arizona has tons of size/talent up front. GRIII does not want to guard/rebound against Gordon/Ashley.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||love it||
I tell my friends out here all the time that if Ann Arbor had San Diego's weather it would be the best city in the country bar none. It still probably is, second time recently MGOBLOG has made me really homesick haha.
(The other time was when I saw the video of fans greeting the bball team on their return to A2, I wished I was there so badly).
|2 years 32 weeks ago||PIstons||
Burke's stock has exploded in the past couple weeks, he might not even last long enough for the Pistons (who will most likely draft between 5-7) to take him. I really hope the Pistons get him though, Burke + Drummond pick and roll would be awesome and Knight seems more like a sg at this point. Can't wait to root for him in the NBA regardless of what team he plays for though. Good luck Trey!
|2 years 33 weeks ago||UM > UL||
Unfortunately I did not get much of anything else right. I felt great going into the sweet sixteen until Syracuse and Witchita State busted my bracket. I figured in a year when nobody was dominant, go with the most talented team and my maize&blue tinted glasses made UM an easy pick. I don't take filling out a bracket too seriously so I was taking the best Michigan team I can remember no matter what. I liked us against pressure then and I still do now. Even though their physicality makes me nervous.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||MCW||
Does anyone have MCW's numbers being guarded by a small guards vs. bigger ones? He seemed to dominate early when they were playing teams with small guards and his numbers dipped when he got into conference play. Syracuse's most impressive win was the one against Indiana and the Orange were a matchup nightmare for Ind for obvious small guard reasons.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Stauskas||
Is back to shooting > 50% from 3 for the season!
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Stream?||
I am having trouble finding a good stream, both Firstrow and VIP do not have the game up yet.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Just got out of class||
In time for the second half :) Even though I would never watch it on mute during a lecture...
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Lillard||
will probably be ROY unless Dre gets more PT. I think Drummond is the best rookie this year but Lillard is making a bigger impact (which happens when you play 38 minutes compared to 20). However there was a 2012 a re-draft I could probably be talked into Dre at #1 over Davis. Most likely taking him at 2, maybe at 3.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Understatement of the year.||
Drummond needs more PT. I understand why Frank wants to bring him along slowly (kinda) but he is just so damn good.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||I think VS never really had||
I think VS never really had possession of the ball in the first place, initially I thought the same exact thing, that he should have been ruled down in the air when his helmet flew off and no fumble, but he never really got the handoff. As for the head-to-head thing, that is just for qbs and defensless recievers I think.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Rookie wage scale||
It might not be that hard to trade down. Teams are more likely to trade into the top 5 to grab a guy like Julio Jones who isn't necessarily a franchise changer but still an elite prospect. The fact that they don't have to pay them like they did before the new rookie wage scale greatly reduces the risk of taking a guy in the top 5.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Warmack||
Take Chance Warmack at 5 and Barrett Jones in the 2nd. Take some DBs and maybe a DE after that. This team needs a running game, they have two solid power backs but don't have the oline to support a consistent running game. If they aren't able to run the ball and keep up this pass-happy offense with the current oline Stafford is not going to last as long as we want him to.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||I will always remember...||
The Northwestern game, so much elation when Tree snagged that pass. I will also always remember the Purdue game, mostly because of the announcer but it was one of the more pleasant/funnier Michigan game viewing experiences. The Nebraska loss will forever enrage me. Thanks for the ride Team 133.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||JJ Redick||
went 11th overall. Stauskas is bigger, longer, has better handles and is more athletic. I'm not saying he is as good as a senior JJ Redick but he has more potential. Are we sure Stauskas isn't a lottery pick right now?