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|7 hours 13 min ago||It was a good job. But Harbaughs staff is doing an||
It was a good job. But Harbaughs staff is doing an even better job. The defense last year was good and this year they're elite. Also, it helps that we barely lost anyone on defense. Even with last year's staff, this D would have improved. Just not this much probably
|11 hours 12 min ago||Well, he did say "much". Vague, but I'd still call||
Well, he did say "much". Vague, but I'd still call that accurate. This blog isn't that old.
|1 day 12 min ago||Ah you're right. On wikipedia||
Ah you're right. On wikipedia it listed his tenure as starting in 2000, so I assumed that was his first season but he didn't get hired until mid-December of that year.
Another thing I didn't mention though (not as a reply to the above poster), is that it just would look awful to fire a coach less than a year and half into his tenure. You don't need to go to Texas to win big. Who would want a job with a leash that short? They at least have to be perceived as giving Strong a shot, whether they think the writing is on the wall or not
|1 day 17 min ago||Seriously. No, they didn't||
Seriously. No, they didn't play great, but looking at this and the snowflakes thread, it's amazing how much doom and gloom there is out there for 4-1 season in which our defense is elite and our single loss came on the road to a really good team.
Not to mention how much better off we are compared to the last 9 years.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Yeah, he's really tearing it||
Yeah, he's really tearing it up. Doesn't look over the hill at all.
|1 day 2 hours ago||"The criticism of Pete||
"The criticism of Pete Carroll became louder when Carroll's first USC team opened the 2001 season going 2–5"
That was Carroll's second season. I don't think you have to give a guy 4 years, but canning Charlie after 2 years would be a mistake. A lot of elite coaches do well quickly, but not all situations are the same. Besides which, I don't know Strong's contract details, but I'm guessing there's still a hefty buyout after year 2.
Also, to the poster above, giving a coach 4 years didn't become a thing. Programs used to have way more patience with coaches than they do nowadays.
On another note, I didn't see the game but saw in that short little clip that another punt sailed over the punter's head. Jesus. Their special teams coach might be worse than Dan Ferrigno.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Your avatar is a dog in a top||
Your avatar is a dog in a top hat...
|1 day 4 hours ago||I believe he meant dropping||
I believe he meant dropping the rainbow part was homophobic. I assume they dropped the rainbow part because of worries about gay people, but I don't remember any specific statements about that.
EDIT: JamieH explains below.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Um, no they probably don't||
Um, no they probably don't cover themselves in rainbows, because they're soldiers and not a football team. Are you under the impression that the US Army doesn't have standard uniforms but instead does Oregon-type uniformz for each division?
|1 day 12 hours ago||But you're totally going to.||
But you're totally going to. Right, brah?
|1 day 20 hours ago||Seriously, what's going on||
Seriously, what's going on with this? It just cut out a few times. I haven't seen anything but a second of game time since about 15 minutes ago when the 1st quarter ended. Is it happening on the regular broadcast?
|2 days 10 hours ago||Agreed. Loved to hear about||
Agreed. Loved to hear about how Beilein feels great about all the possibilities on offense and is going to throw a lot at them and see what they can handle. So excited for this season.
Maybe it was a UMhoops article I read before, but they also mentioned how Michigan could put out a very long lineup at times that could be really tough using the 1-3-1.
|3 days 5 hours ago||Well, they were getting||
Well, they were getting competent in the running game. The passing game...not so much. Not saying Nuss was a huge problem last year. It's impossible to say because obviously the whole thing needed to be scrapped.
Agreed on Harball. Yes, Michigan is a tough team and that helps, but all the pundits I hear just think Michigan is doing well because they're tougher and meaner than the other team, and we're just Michigan, fergodsakes.
|3 days 12 hours ago||I think it says Detroit isn't||
I think it says Detroit isn't far from the east coast and has an indoor stadium lol
|3 days 22 hours ago||Well done, sir. The Matrix||
Well done, sir. The Matrix one is my favorite.
|3 days 23 hours ago||"A mother of children"||
"A mother of children"
|4 days 13 min ago||Wow, hadn't thought of that||
Wow, hadn't thought of that but off the top of my head I can't tell who else is up there. Who else would be close?
Closest I could come up with after thinking a minute actually was Wisconsin. Maybe the B1G has the top 4, although Wisconsin is slipping in football and basketball this year.
|4 days 11 hours ago||I think to say no one should||
I think to say no one should see that ever is a little over the top, but I agree it seems pretty gratuitous showing a gif of it so it just replays over and over. That's one of the worst football injuries I've ever seen.
|4 days 22 hours ago||Certainly fair to be||
Certainly fair to be skeptical, but then what would be your theory as to why he took a giant step back in year 2 at Houston?
|5 days 5 hours ago||1. Caveats aren't supposed to||
1. Caveats aren't supposed to correct it. They're there so we don't take it as seriously as we'd like. It's not a matter of being usable or not. The question is how usable.
2. Why wouldn't they be so low? They did absolutely nothing offensively against UCLA and Michigan. The stats adjust for opponent strength, so even if FCS teams count, blowing them out doesn't count for a whole lot.
|5 days 5 hours ago||Awesome. Thanks for that.||
Awesome. Thanks for that. I've been clicking the mgoboard site, which lists a few more topics than what fits on the sidebar of the main page, or clicking recent to see some on the 2nd page that have gotten bumped, or just looking it at on the mgoblog app, where I can see everything.
|6 days 10 hours ago||I'm not interested in||
I'm not interested in watching people bloviate on ESPN, but come on, predicting a college football season is a total crapshoot. Seriously, how many of us expected Michigan to just absolutely annihilate BYU by the end of the first half? I felt pretty optimistic about the game, but no one can even predict what will happen in the next week, let alone over the course of the season.
|6 days 10 hours ago||Ugh. Thinking about poor||
Ugh. Thinking about poor Devin makes poor me and poor every Michigan fan.
|6 days 23 hours ago||Wow dude. Epic septuple OP.||
Wow dude. Epic septuple OP.
|1 week 11 hours ago||"Put through hell" is also a||
"Put through hell" is also a bit of an exaggeration.
|1 week 11 hours ago||"What's so wrong with a||
"What's so wrong with a handshake?"
What's so wrong with locking hands?
|1 week 11 hours ago||6 downvotes? Some people are||
6 downvotes? Some people are really touchy about Jeter I guess haha.
|1 week 11 hours ago||He played in games. I'm||
He played in games. I'm pretty sure playing makes you a player. I could be wrong though.
Also, I don't know all the celebrities and former players who were down there, but I hope Hackett charged them good money for sideline action. This ain't no charity. #BLL
|1 week 23 hours ago||"Let's see how Rudock would||
"Let's see how Rudock would have fared against them at the spring game."
LOL. Yeah, Rudock is only starting because he wasn't in the spring game where he surely would have looked bad. I suppose in fall camp Rudock just played against stationary tackle dummies, right?
|1 week 23 hours ago||Rudock is definitely not||
Rudock is definitely more than mediocre at best. And I'd bet money any of the other QBs would have performed worse than Rudock if they had been in there. I don't even get your point about the defense. How did that help Rudock? BYU punted a lot so that's why Rudock made some good plays scrambling for TDs I guess...