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|11 hours 56 min ago||"dealing with the move up to||
"dealing with the move up to the Pac-12"
So the last few years they haven't been that good because they've been too busy unpacking boxes to practice as much as they should? They should have hired the movers who helped Mizzou and Texas A&M to the SEC.
I'm aware our track record against the Pac-12 generally sucks, but I also don't at all buy the fact that we lost to UCLA 14 years ago so that probably means we'll lose to Utah. Utah wasn't even in the Pac-12 at that time. So does that even count? Not sure how this BS theory works so help me out.
You're arguing it's just a reflection that the Pac-12 is better and has been for a long time, but there are plenty more data points than Michigan. Hell, Wisconsin played the most MANBALL of football and I'm pretty sure Alvarez was 2-2 in Rose Bowls. Also, the SEC is even better than the Pac-12 and yet Carr had a great record against them, so your logic fails pretty hard there. Do you think his final win against Florida was because he was calling on the victory spirits from the past or because they decided to finally use all that talent they had on the field and Florida's defense wasn't that good that year?
|1 day 3 hours ago||"It's not like Miami was||
"It's not like Miami was doing much to scare Michigan...it was Michigan doing it to itself."
I don't get when people think Michigan making some serious mistakes isn't a problem. Just a problem with turning the ball over too much. No big deal. Turnover margin isn't relevant to a team's chances to win.
|1 day 4 hours ago||He looks like he's jumping on||
He looks like he's jumping on too many of his throws. You can see both feet leave the ground.
|1 day 4 hours ago||I don't remember him missing||
I don't remember him missing holes against App St. at all, nor do I remember anyone else saying he did.
|1 day 4 hours ago||I'd like to see him play||
I'd like to see him play against a team that's not terrible before I say that.
|1 day 4 hours ago||I will not be satisfied if we||
I will not be satisfied if we top out under Hoke as Pelini under Nebraska. OK, he's won 9 or 10 games, which isn't great but good, but he's also coaching in this shitty conference.
|1 day 4 hours ago||"No shit who cares, I just||
"No shit who cares, I just care about Michigan."
Getting annoying when people complain that there are threads about other teams. If you don't care, don't respond. Some people actually like watching other football games.
|1 day 4 hours ago||App St. did something against||
App St. did something against Carr teams. So did Northwestern. Sure, we didn't lose to every spread team we played, but it was almost always more of a struggle than it should have been.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Not sure I'd really call||
Not sure I'd really call those weird. The interception was just plain bad. Darboh needs to take care of the ball; I thought the defender smashed it out with his helmet which is understandable, but it looked like it came out when his butt grazed the ball. Marcus Ray mentioned too when he was fighting for that first down that he's still not wrapping it up while getting tackled. The short kickoff was probably a fluky kind of thing though.
But Michigan also had a bunch of penalties, some declined, during that time. I agree we shouldn't get too worked up about it, but they looked pretty damn bad for that stretch.
|1 day 4 hours ago||No way in hell a Big Ten team||
No way in hell a Big Ten team gets into the playoff even if they're undefeated the rest of the way. I'd take that up on a bet for charity like reshp1's thread.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Yeah, but he's getting owned||
Yeah, but he's getting owned by Iowa State. Shouldn't they at least be the best program in the state?
|1 day 4 hours ago||What? Over 8 ypc is good.||
What? Over 8 ypc is good.
|1 day 4 hours ago||You'll hire him on his||
You'll hire him on his honesty? Good coaching is just a bonus? lol. I don't know what makes you think he can coach anyway. The dude hasn't even won a game as an HC yet.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Agreed. I read Mattison's||
Agreed. I read Mattison's pressers. Hoke's I skip through quite quickly; just coachspeak and talking about how he won't talk about injuries.
|2 days 6 hours ago||You're white?! I thought you||
You're white?! I thought you were Brandon Graham...
|2 days 8 hours ago||He should have stuck to the||
He should have stuck to the good drugs that don't harm you, like alcohol.
I haven't done E but I know plenty of people who have used it and a good time once in a while. Gets annoying how many people are alcoholics, how prevalent alcohol is in violence, rape, and sexual assault, drunk driving (for which many people give a handwaving dismissal), etc., but then someone does a different drug and it must be that their life is spinning out of control.
If you made alcohol illegal tomorrow, people would still drink. You don't think you'd see a bunch of repeat offender drinkers in college? If you think someone is addicted to E because they did it twice, then this whole country is a bunch of raging alcoholics.
Hell, usually the biggest danger with E is getting dehydrated or the fact that it's usually impure and you could have some other substances in there that you don't want.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Only now? Researchers have||
Researchers have been using or trying to use it for therapy since at least the 70's.
|2 days 8 hours ago||I'm 30. I was spanked once or||
I'm 30. I was spanked once or twice, but frankly, I might rather be spanked than have soap in my mouth.
|2 days 8 hours ago||"Roy hasn't developed a||
"Roy hasn't developed a teaching system, and probably doesn't feel at all confident yet in pointing out problems as they're occurring."
Come on. You really are just talking out of your ass. It's amazing how much you seem to know about the details of practice and the relationship between all the coaches. You really think Manning is seeing major errors and letting them slide because he's not confident enough? We're talking about often egotistical testosterone-fueled dudes here. I doubt Manning is Woody Allen in practice. "Um, excuse me, um, coach, if I could, um, perhaps..."
"Mallory and Mattison et al. can't be over his shoulder when they've got their own units."
Again, I'd guess you have no idea what you're talking about. Surely the secondary as a whole is working together a good deal of the time. And surely Mattison can at least take a second to look at the secondary in practice, no?
I also really don't think Countess is the 2nd best cornerback in the league unfortunately. Hell, he might be 3rd best on the team at this point.
Regarding the guy who claimed to have played ball, no one knows who he is. Although with some sleuthing that I don't care to do, if he is legit, it shouldn't be hard at all to find out. He said his cousin was Amani Toomer and he talked about the positions he played. He lost me when he talked about how bad Frank Clark was since no one who knows what they're talking about who watched the tape agreed with that at all.
Having said all that, the criticism of the defense as a whole in which the entire point of the new strategy fails miserably when one guy goes down, or not adjusting quickly enough or having a backup plan, is definitely justified. But that seems to go on Mattison. And Mattison himself said mulitiple times in the presser after the ND game that he didn't really have a backup plan already in place if things didn't work.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Agreed.||
|3 days 6 hours ago||Sample||
|3 days 7 hours ago||headlines like “Meat man||
headlines like “Meat man Brady Hoke is the beef Michigan wanted.” (A small sample: “The three-year Rich Rodriguez experiment was like an avowed meat-lover going vegan because everyone says he should, until he finally spits out the bean curd and says, ‘Gimme a steak!’ … Hoke is a steak. He’s a porterhouse. A former linebacker, he is beefy in stature, beefy in voice … and beefy in Michigan tradition.”)
Good God. Embarassing writing from the freep.
|3 days 8 hours ago||Indeed troubling. What||
Indeed troubling. What happened to Darboh? Dude was getting so much hype. Seems all we have is Funchess and Norfleet.
|3 days 8 hours ago||Wow, that's a terrible cut.||
Wow, that's a terrible cut.
|3 days 9 hours ago||RBs rotate. No way Smith or||
RBs rotate. No way Smith or Green would have redshirted if Isaac was playing. Also, how do you even know he's the best back? Even if he is, it would have taken a few games to find out.
Brian didn't say it, but it sounds like he's putting it on Hoke that Hayes isn't getting more carries. But considering we were basically a spread team all game, I find it hard to believe Hoke is vetoing Hayes.
|3 days 9 hours ago||"he won't become appreciably||
"he won't become appreciably better in the next 10 games."
Don't wanna put words in his mouth but it seems his point is that he doesn't agree with that.
|3 days 9 hours ago||I think Gardner's problems||
I think Gardner's problems are a combination of the following: a new OC, 3 OCs in all during his career, a very simple passing game under Rodriguez, and a year spent at WR. People were bashing Borges when Gardner said he can read MIKEs now, but then others chimed in that the OL can do that too. Hard to say if you really wanna put more on a mediocre OL, but even though Gardner is a 5th year player, it's certainly possible to put too much on his plate in one year.
Hopefully the running backs get their heads in the game to help him out. Even looking at the UFR and the replays, holes don't look that obvious to me but I'm sure I'm just not good at reading those plays. However, I definitely noticed that massive fail when M was on their own 5 or whatever late in the game and the whole left side of the line was open. If I'm able to see a massive gap like that without the aid of replay, then you know the back really screwed up on that one.
Hopefully Nuss can adjust to what DG is capable of and we can get a ground game to support him. The offense should be much better then.
|3 days 9 hours ago||Officially? Michigan isn't||
Officially? Michigan isn't officially Michigan. It's The University of Michigan. Do you say that every time you refer to the university or the football team? The pedants are out in full force in the comments.
|3 days 19 hours ago||What about me posting an||
What about me posting an article about Mayweather being a terrible person makes you think I follow him?
|3 days 19 hours ago||Does the ad banner remind||
Does the ad banner remind anyone of SNL?
"Ladies and gentlemen, I'm just a caveman."