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|6 days 3 hours ago||"We'll never survive!"||
"Nonsense. You're only saying that because no one ever has."
|1 week 2 days ago||All the way back to the 70's!||
Not many QB's get multiple W's vs OSU.
Now that would be an interesting list...which UM QB's have multiple wins vs OSU? Which ones played the best vs OSU??
|1 week 2 days ago||Don't forget '97 vs Iowa||
Michigan was down 21-7 at the half after giving up a punt return TD as time expired.
In the 2nd half Griese threw for 2TD's and ran for another, preserving Michigan's only perfect season of the modern era.
|1 week 2 days ago||Such a video should include||
the last Michigan drive in the '98 Rose Bowl, in it's entirety. If memory serves, Griese converted at least three 3rd and longs, each of them by a hair, and narrowly avoiding a sack on at least one of them.
That drive resulted in no points but it burned a lot of clock. WSU ended up on their own 1 with almost no time left after a perfectly executed fake-FG-attempt-pooch-punt.
It should also include the Transcontinental Pass vs Wisconsin...
|1 week 2 days ago||Any other Michigan QB beat OSU three times?||
OSU going into The Game, '95-'97:
'95: 11-0 (#2)
'96: 10-0 (#2)
'97: 10-1 (#4)
Over that span, OSU was 0-3 vs Michigan and 31-1 vs every other team they played (regular season).
One could look at Griese's numbers in those games and minimize his contribution. But after the '97 game he left the field on his teammates' shoulders. I think that says something.
|1 week 2 days ago||You know what, maybe it should||
Because the way that guy came back from that bad decision, worked his way back onto the team as the pooch punter, eventually won the starting job, and finished an undefeated season with an MVP performance in a Rose Bowl victory makes for a pretty inspiring redemptive story.
|1 week 4 days ago||The one I remember from the 80's was||
"We've got higher SAT's! We've got higher SAT's!"
|1 week 4 days ago||OK, so he's a lousy blocker||
That is more than offset by his lousy hands
|1 week 4 days ago||I wonder what the specifics of that demand are||
It couldn't possibly mean that his players would be exempt from the normal rules that apply to every student on campus, right?
|1 week 4 days ago||Jim Harbaugh (from West Side Story)||
I've just met a coach named Jim Harbaugh
And suddenly that name
Will never be the same
We must hire a coach named Jim Harbaugh
And suddenly I've found
How wonderful a sound
Say it loud and there's music playing
Say it soft and it's almost like praying
I'll never stop saying Jim Harbaugh
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Correct||
To anyone who thinks these comments aren't meaningless, the question is: what would he have said if he were still in play?
Answer: exactly what he is reported to have said.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||He is playing hard to get||
Buy a ream of red roses, hire mariachis and get down on one knee.
Oh, and back up the Brinks truck.
On the day The One returns, The Dark Times shall end and all shall be put to right. At that time the both the citizens of Sparta and the hairless nuts shall once again know fear...
|3 weeks 15 hours ago||I'm sorry||
I don't get tsunami of negativity here.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I salute your BBQ prowess||
Can we be friends??
|3 weeks 3 days ago||That's right, I forgot about that||
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Feeling badly for Bump||
I just remember what a rush it was in 2011 to see the D take that leap from worst in the country to top 10. Could they be poised to make a leap from "pretty good" to "suffocating" next year? DL & LB quality/depth, plus Peppers et al, all points toward "maybe," right?
Then Isaac at RB, upperclassmen from TE to TE (at last!), Drake Harris hitting the field...optimism for 2015 is defensible.
Maybe Hoke will turn out to be Bump to Harbaugh's Bo, a good guy who assembled a solid roster that only his abrasive, butt-kicking successor could ultimately lead over the top.
It's not wrong to feel a little badly for Bump and his staff, is it?
The '69 epic win over OSU is rightly attributed mostly to Bo, but he couldn't have done it with a roster full of stiffs. Bump played his own part in that historic victory by having brought the talent to AA which, under Bo, would ultimately slay the monster and take back the kingdom.
Perhaps a year from now we will be able to say that Hoke & Co. played a similar part in an equally historic win, for which Harbaugh will rightly take the lion's share of the credit. In such a happy event Harbaugh would deserve every flower and every word of praise thrown his way. And yet, a grateful tip of the cap to Brady and his guys for having laid the foundation for that moment would not be at all inappropriate.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||"championships"||
No possession, no apostrophe
|6 weeks 6 days ago||You mean "alumnus," right?||
Don't think so
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Maybe I am looking at the data too superficially||
30+ years in coaching, unqualified success in all but 3 of them.
Hmmm...looks like a pretty good football coach to me.
Of course I was a Poli Sci major, never did take a statistics course...
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Yes, and also:||
Moctezuma's Headdress has spoken.
Not really much more to say than that.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Moctezuma's headdress||
tells me you will come...
...also tells me you will succeed
That is all...
|7 weeks 1 day ago||It doesn't seem odd to you||
that RRod only stunk at Michigan?
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Just awesome||
That's all I've got
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Agree. We all hate Dantonio||
but to be honest, after we planted the stake in their field, blowing us out and then running plays and scoring in the waning minutes passes the "what I hope my coach would do in a similar situation" test.
I would have absolutely loved it had we been able to that to OR in '06 after the sledgehammer in our endzone.
Hopefully not too much time will pass before we will be able to inflict such a moment on them.
|8 weeks 11 hours ago||Again, false||
That team was able to score on ND (28), Iowa (28), Penn State (31), and Wisconsin (28).
Again, the 2010 offense was severely handicapped by defense's near total inability to get off the field.
|8 weeks 11 hours ago||Exactly right r.e. the defense||
Still have nightmares about Wisconsin running on every play except 2 in the 2nd half.
Disagree r.e. the offense. They played well, but the defense could never get them the ball back. Had RRod returned for a 4th season, that offense would likely have really blown up, as we returned nearly all the starters and RRod would finally have started an upperclassman at QB.
Still no choice at that point, however...the defense had deteriorated so badly that we were probably never going to get another decent defensive recruit under RRod.
|8 weeks 11 hours ago||Love the optimism||
But there's no sugar coating the 3rd consecutive year sans TD's vs MSU
|8 weeks 11 hours ago||Just talked to my MSU grad brother||
I was stubbornly defiant.
"Positive rushing yards, HA!!!"
|8 weeks 6 days ago||One other thing||
For my part I am very happy Denard came to and stayed at Michigan.
However, just imagine how his college career might have gone in an alternate universe:
* RRod never leaves WVU
* Denard goes to WVU instead of Michigan (RRod was the only coach recruiting Denard who was willing to give him a chance at QB)
* Denard's freshman year, he redshirts as God intended, watching Pat White put the finishing touches on an historic college FB carerr
*Denard starts as a RS frosh and play for RRod all four years - on a fully loaded, firing on all cylinders WVU squad with a decent defense and no questions about their offensive identity. Oh, yeah, and with Steve Slaton in the backfield for Denard's 1st season as a starter.
That kind of frightening talent, thriving in just the right circumstances, would have been a lot of fun to watch...
|8 weeks 6 days ago||As a non X's and O's guy||
I feel like I should probably defer to your opinion. All my football knowledge is strictly fan-level.
However, a few points to consider:
* Wouldn't it be more accurate to say that his QB play was imperfect, rather than bad? Yes, he turned it over way too much, with fumbles as well as picks. But at a college level he was really deadly and caused all manner of difficulties for opposing DC's trying to prepare for him.
* Kid really carried our team for a while
* The stars never really lined up for Denard while he played at Michigan. He had a true home run threat at RB for, what, maybe half of one season that he played here? No true burners at WR to throw to? His breakout soph year he had no real threat at RB, no great WR's to throw to, playing on a team with a defense that was on the field 40 min/game, and STILL ran for 1,700 yds, passed for 2,300, and accounted for 30+ TD's.
* Kid barely played his freshman year, played at QB only half of his senior year, went through a coaching transition where the incoming staff didn't know how to use him at first, and STILL threw for more yards than all but 3 QB's in Michigan history and accounted for over 10,000 yards and 90+ TD's
Pretty impressive all things considered, wouldn't you say?