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|1 day 5 hours ago||Michigan 13, NW 3||
UM scores a TD on some kind of trick play. Apart from that they win the FG battle 2-1
|3 days 10 hours ago||Quietly?||
|3 days 10 hours ago||Only now, at the end,||
do you finally understand
|4 days 2 hours ago||Concur||
Against MSU and OSU, toss out the rankings and advanced statistical analysis. It will come down to match-ups and the chess match between the coaches.
However we no longer need fear ANY team. Win or lose, this team will not be embarrassed. They will be prepared and they will fight to the death.
It is sweet to look at the toughest games on our schedule and feel optimism, rather than simple despair.
|4 days 2 hours ago||Agree||
Statistical analysis is all fine and good but specific match-ups matter. MSU's D has struggled, but will we be able to take advantage of their awful secondary? Will they stone our running game with 8 in the box?
Right now it feels like we ought to beat them. How is the #86 offense in the nation going to move the ball on us?? C Cook will have to face the #2 D in the nation...while playing behind a patchwork OL.
Optimism is certainly warranted. The last couple years it felt like we had no chance to beat MSU, or even play with them. Whatever happens in that game this season, it's awesome to not feel hopeless, to wonder how long we can hang with them before they pull away, etc. This is no "puncher's chance" we have. We can feel legitimately confident heading into that game - and every other one on our schedule. Happy times!!
|6 days 6 hours ago||Purdue, 3 consecutive TD drives||
A 4th means a big upset
|6 days 6 hours ago||They are in our conf||
and on our schedule
|6 days 6 hours ago||One way or the other||
the aura of invincibility is kaput
|6 days 6 hours ago||Wow||
Purdue is on 21-3 run
|1 week 1 day ago||"And when I say you are a coward, it is only because||
you are the slimiest weakling ever to crawl the earth!"
"I WOULD NOT SAY SUCH THINGS IF I WERE YOOOOOUUUUUU!!!"
|1 week 1 day ago||They are deceived||
The devil has his corporate offices directly underneath the Horseshoe, and the Buckeyes are the Hideous Minions of Evil.
(I have a seminary degree, so you can take that to the bank)
|1 week 2 days ago||No possible scenario? Strong disagree||
*NW has impressed...but not on offense. How will they move the ball on us?
*MSU: #77 D, #107 passing D. 9th in B10 in yds/play allowed - behind IL & just in front of MD!
*OSU will likely be rolling by season's end and favored to beat us. But we've played them close in all three games vs Urban, and now Peppers could be the difference vs his spread attack.
*Every other team on the schedule looks like a "should win" right now.
|1 week 3 days ago||That game was an exorcism||
It also served notice that Michigan's D would be a fearsome unit that season
|1 week 3 days ago||LEADERSHIP||
and MANAGEMENT SKILLS
|1 week 4 days ago||Dilithium||
Always an excellent choice!
|1 week 4 days ago||It won't be easy vs MSU||
but if I were an OC -or an offensive player at any position- I'd much rather face MSU's defense than ours right now.
Wow, that felt really good to write...
|1 week 4 days ago||MSU defense: a formidable challenge||
UM defense: an impenetrable brick wall wrapped in razor wire sitting in front of a no-fly zone
Which offense faces the greater challenge in that game?
I like our chances
|1 week 4 days ago||Once while walking along the beach with our entire fanbase...||
I looked back to see and reflect on where we had been. I noticed that during the Denard years there was only one set of footprints in the sand.
It was then that he had carried us.
|1 week 4 days ago||Point taken, but from a fan standpoint:||
heroin is something that makes you feel good but is bad for you
De'Veon's 60-yarder is something that makes you feel good and is good for you
|1 week 4 days ago||Perhaps the biggest benefit of that over time||
is opposing defenses becoming tentative and playing with less confidence. They have to really wonder what's coming on every play, no matter the field position, formation or game situation. That should make our base stuff even more effective.
|1 week 4 days ago||Except that||
heroin is bad for you
|1 week 4 days ago||r.e. Harbaugh-themed award||
|1 week 4 days ago||Whoa||
MSU comes in just behind Illinois and just ahead of Maryland?!
I know we shouldn't get ahead of ourselves, I know that NW will be tough, I know we still need to break the string vs our rivals, I know I know I know
With that elite D, with Peppers to throw at Urban's spread, with that OL coming together, with Rudock playing better, and with that coaching staff leading the way...it's getting a lot harder to not dream big for THIS season
|1 week 6 days ago||Shock waves, baby||
Throughout the B10
|1 week 6 days ago||Reminds me of an old Chicago tune||
"I'm so happyyyyyy
|1 week 6 days ago||Holy crap||
EVERYTHING is working vs a top 25 team
|1 week 6 days ago||INVINCIBLE WRECKING MACHINE OF DEATH||
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Is it a PAC10 crew?||
Thought for sure I saw Spartan Bob among them...
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Their running game has been shut down||
Apart from that 62 yard run to open the game, Madre London has averaged < 3.0 YPC
|3 weeks 5 days ago||This||
MSU's secondary could be their only defensive weakness. If Rudock and his receivers aren't on the same page by then it will be another painful experience vs Sparty