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|1 day 21 hours ago||Walter Cross running for 100||
Walter Cross running for 100 yards against Syracuse in the fourth quarter of a blowout.
|1 week 2 days ago||10-3 in 2016 is much more||
10-3 in 2016 is much more disappointing than 8-4 would be in 2017. I would be happy with 8-4, provided there are no blowout losses in conference play. I'm expecting 7-5, really. It's a severe rebuilding year with what looks like a very hard schedule.
|1 week 2 days ago||This is totally expected but||
This is totally expected but it still sucks. Very obviously the right decision for him, but that doesn't mean it doesn't hurt for us. He only played out sophomore eligibility and didn't play in a bowl game. Basically it's a football version of Mitch McGary. And we deployed him very poorly on offense this year. For a change, it sure would be nice to have a 5* guy who not only lives up to his billing, but who we can also get at least three solid years out of.
|1 week 3 days ago||They aren't losing anyone||
They aren't losing much though. Their entire offense with a year of seasoning is going to be great. I don't know about their defense.
|1 week 4 days ago||Considering context, this||
Considering context, this class is shaping up to be a disaster for MSU. The in-state talent was very high and so far they have pretty much gotten shut out, other than the guy whose dad played at MSU. They aren't doing much in Ohio either, and it's not because UM is hogging all of OSU's leftovers. Despite their W-L record, this should have been a very strong class for them, and it won't be ranked. Probably not even close.
|1 week 4 days ago||Another mgoblog meme is||
Another mgoblog meme is born.
|5 weeks 11 hours ago||I clicked on the video||
I clicked on the video expecting to see a violent thug picking on a defenseless woman. What I saw was a woman who was clearly the aggressor and both pushed and slapped the guy before he raised a fist in his defense.
|7 weeks 22 hours ago||Let's take that guy away from||
Let's take that guy away from Oregon. Along with about five or six other commits. Even if we don't need them. Fuck that program. God knows they have it coming.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Low standards in recruiting||
Low standards in recruiting plus an unsound strategic approach to the game that emphasizes one thing at the expense of many others.
Beilein is more level headed and he seems more capable of change and introspection than Rodriguez, but the analogy isn't a bad one.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||This isn't true. Beilein||
This isn't true. Beilein didn't shift what looks like success for the program. Success for the program has always meant winning championships, beating our rivals, and deep NCAA tourney runs. That we had such a long tourney drought under Ellerbe and Amaker says more about how shitty those guys were as coachces than it says about Michigan being a tough place to win at.
I pray to God that this lowering of standards never happens with our football program and a 25% winning percentage becomes "the new normal".
|12 weeks 1 day ago||I think that Brad Nessler||
I think that Brad Nessler might be gone? I haven't heard him this year. Blackledge is doing games with Joe Tessitore, I believe, and they are easily Disney's best pair this year.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Bob Wischusen is great but he||
Bob Wischusen is great but he is stuck doing ESPN's "D" games because he doesn't fit the modern ESPN mold of being a bombastic blowhard who has no business whatsoever doing play-by-play. Guys like Steve Levy who just suck sooo horribly.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Does this mean that Lunt is||
Does this mean that Lunt is still out?
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Our '07 win was a huge||
Our '07 win was a huge fluke. MSU absolutely outplayed us in that game until the last five minutes. It was a terrible coaching job by Carr bailed out by a ridiculous talent overload at the end.
Last year's win was a fluke at the end but before that we were only leading because of special teams domination -- i.e. Blake O'Neill's punts and Jabrill Peppers. MSU dominated us in terms of yardage, first downs, etc. They stole the game at the end but we had previously stolen it from them. Not an encouraging sign for future games.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||I have watched them play but||
I have watched them play but I don't care. I have also watched Dantonio and his staff outprepare our coaches and their staff for a decade, a trend that spans four head coaches.
The people who think that this will be an easy victory for Michigan are in for a very rude awakening. It will basically be a replay of this year's OSU-Wisky game and a coin flip in the end.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Dantonio is batting 1.000||
Dantonio is batting 1.000 against the spread when he plays Michigan.
Leveraging and betting every penny that you own on MSU to cover + whatever is the easiest money that you will ever make.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||I hope that you're wrong||
I hope that you're wrong about the QB spot. Don't get me wrong, I like Speight because of his intangibles, but next year we are going to need a lot more out of that QB spot with the amount of rebuilding that we will be doing. I just can't see the QB who went 6-13 against Rutgers being our guy for two more years with all of the talent that we are going to have on the roster.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||I get this weird bad feeling||
I get this weird bad feeling that this is one of those types of injuries that the rest of the team would rally around and play better instead of worse.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||The guy's star/guru rating is||
The guy's star/guru rating is highly incongruent with his offer list. Offers from Florida State, Miami, and Clemson, but he is a 2* on rivals.
|17 weeks 22 hours ago||It might be an overreaction||
It might be an overreaction to say that Drevno is the problem, but it isn't an overreaction to say that there is an obvious problem. What happened against Central Florida and Colorado is not a blip. We are now sixteen games into the Harbaugh era, enough of a sample size to identify a trend. In that time, which includes only 8 conference games and a bowl game, Michigan has run for 4.3 ypc. In Hoke's last month, against Northwestern, Indiana, Maryland, and Ohio State, Michigan averaged 4.9 ypc. In two years, a rushing offense consisting almost entirely of the same pieces, but with two more years experience, is averaging .6 less ypc, and we haven't even played our 2016 conference games yet. There are no valid excuses or mitigating factors that can explain away those numbers. Kalis can rave about how great Drevno is all he wants, but something isn't working. Is it scheme? Execution? Somebody needs to figure it out and something needs to change. Fast.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Who here thinks that we're||
Who here thinks that we're capable of even getting a one-score lead against OSU?
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Michigan is the first time||
Michigan is the first time that he has done double-duty as OC and OL coach at this level. If this continues, then he needs to go back to just being OL coach.
Something clearly isn't working and by now we have enough of a sample size to draw a good conclusion.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Yay. Another year with a||
Yay. Another year with a crap running game. This shit is getting really old. So far Drevno's OL has been a huge disappointment.
We're 50th in the country in yards per carry and 53rd in the country in rushing ypg. That's after the easy part of our schedule, with three fifth year seniors and a junior in his third year as a starter (albeit at a new position). If Drevno is a great coach there certainly isn't any evidence of it yet.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||I think that we'll be higher||
I think that we'll be higher than that. But if we really do end up 7th, then Beilein needs to go.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||I'd be very surprised if||
I'd be very surprised if we're not the 3:30 game.
I love me some noon games though.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Clemson ran for 229 yards per||
Clemson ran for 229 yards per game last year. That's more than all Michigan teams over the past decade save 2010.
FSU ran for 203 ypg and 5.6 ypc in 2013. Once again, more than any Michigan team in recent memory other than 2010. They also had Heisman winner Jameis Winston. I like the intangibles that Speight brings but he ain't no Heisman winner.
When it comes to making the College Football Playoff, having a great running game is not optional.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Meyer didn't inherit more||
Meyer didn't inherit more talent than Harbaugh. OSU's offensive line was an attrocious mess in 2011 and they lost three starters from that line. From a recruiting rankings standpoint they weren't better than the guys that we have now.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||So nobody else here has||
So nobody else here has noticed that nobody else ever needs to use the "they stacked the box" excuse?
Apparently the only team in the country for which the opponent stacks the box is Michigan. Nobody has ever tried this against Nick Saban, Urban Meyer, Chip Kelly, etc..
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Not in college, it isn't.||
Not in college, it isn't. All of the great programs run the ball. OSU won a national champioinship ramming the ball down Alabama and Oregon's throat. Alabama runs the shit out of the ball every year and both Auburn and Oregon made the national title games with terrific run games. If you want to be a great coillege football team, you've got to have a great running game. Period.
Expecting to win big games by running for 80 yards and throwing for 300 is a losing strategy nowadays.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||"overnight"? It's year 2 of||
"overnight"? It's year 2 of the Harbaugh era and we have a bunch of upperclassmen in almost every position that involves the running game. OSU ran for 207 yards on us in year 1 of a new system. They ran for 393 yards on us in year 2. Then with a completely rebuilt offensive line they ran for 233 yards on us in year 3.