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|1 day 12 hours ago||You're right. Jonathan Allen||
You're right. Jonathan Allen was a trash football player...
|1 day 12 hours ago||Devin Funchess, is that you?||
Wins and losses is just a stat man.
|1 day 13 hours ago||OP kinda contradicts himself||
OP kinda contradicts himself at the end by bringing up experience and depth for EMU being the key to their third year bump. Michigan doesn't really have either of those.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Don't think I'd call it luck||
When it comes to hitting on guys like Bosa and Elliott, I don't think I'd call it luck. Its more of the law of averages than anything. If they had three blue chip players and all three turned into first rounders, sure maybe that's luck. But Ohio State brings in a shit ton of blue chippers, so hitting on a few is the norm instead of the lucky abberation.
|4 days 18 hours ago||He also lost confidence in||
He also lost confidence in his shot. Right before he sat for good, he passed up a couple of looks that were open for a second. As bad as his shot was that night, if he himself no longer confidence in it then sitting him was the right call. A tough and gutsy call, but the right one.
|6 days 14 hours ago||Complaining fuels Saban's||
Complaining fuels Saban's soul.
|1 week 6 hours ago||I stand corrected. Turns out||
I stand corrected. Turns out my degree from the Billy Madison school of law is not very good.
|1 week 13 hours ago||If she's grabbing at his leg||
If she's grabbing at his leg as he's trying to leave, she's also guilty of assault.
|1 week 13 hours ago||Really?||
Or, considering it was 1am and she got super heated over a light being left on, maybe she came home drunk, started a fight, and Lewis got the raw end of the deal because she called the cops on him because she was actively harrassing him and grabbing him (which is also assault, BTW) as he was trying to leave. Both her and Lewis say she was dragged on the floor because she grabbed onto his leg a la Jeff Van Gundy on Alzono Mourning as he was trying to leave. She doesn't even remember how she wound up on the floor in the first place.
I try and view all of these situations impartially, and this one feels far from "bad stuff" and feels very much like a drunk girl that went nuts on a guy and the guy is being punished for it because she called the cops. In almost all of these cases the male never gets the benefit of the doubt.
|1 week 6 days ago||Yeah for as great as the||
Yeah for as great as the other players behind Darko wound up being, none of them would have been a good fit on that team. They didn't need Wade because they had Rip and Chauncey, and they didn't need Bosh because they already had a tall skinny big man in Tayshaun. Tayshaun would have presented playing time problems for Carmelo too, not to mention that Carmelo and Larry Brown would've been a bad fit.
The one thing that team didn't have was a solid big man. So going after Darko was as no brainer as no brainer gets.
|1 week 6 days ago||I also remember reading at||
I also remember reading at the time that Darko didn't even start or play that much for his Euro team. Which also seemed like a giant red flag. Like if you're supposed to be a transcendent big man, shouldn't you be playing and dominating against Euro players?
|1 week 6 days ago||He was like the Rick Ankiel||
He was like the Rick Ankiel of basketball GMs. Shined brighter than almost anyone for a few years, and then turned into a total shitshow.
|1 week 6 days ago||I got a kick out of that too.||
I got a kick out of that too. And from reading all of the people freaking out about what he said -- like you have to be inducted into some secret order of BBQ to be able to cook meat at a high level of quality. If you know what you're doing, and have the right equipment you can cook almost anything at a high level. Now you might not be able to replicate the type of great BBQ at Franklin's or the Pecan Lodge or any other BBQ mecca due to lack of equipment/secret combo of spices, but can you get 80-90% of the way there? Hell yes. And that will still be some damn tasty food.
Its not like BBQ is like molecular gastromomy. Its good meat, seasoning, and time. Not hard.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||FUN FACT||
FUN FACT: Last 6 seed to reach the Final Four was the Fab Five back in 1992.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||My understanding is that good||
My understanding is that good tackles are always hard to find --- which is why they earn a premium in the NFL. Mediocre tackles can always slide inside though and play guard and be succesful there.
Take Kyle Kalis. He was recruited as a tackle, couldn't hack it there, moved inside to guard and started 43 games there for Michigan.
But you also have mini planets like Mike Onwenu who are never going to play tackle and can only play in the middle.
So a good rule of thumb is to recruit a lot of tackles, let the cream rise to the top and move the rest inside. That way you don't get stuck in a spot like Michigan is in this year where the middle of the line will be filled fine, but tackle is a bit of a mystery. Which is never a good thing.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I think the DBs will be fine||
I think the DBs will be fine but the offense is going to need to undergo some changes to help that OL out. Play calling did them no favors last season. Potential is high, but expectations are low.
But hey, like you said, expectations for the LBs were low too at this time last season and they turned out fine. OL and DB are a whole lot more unforgiving than LB though.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Along with patience (the best||
Along with patience (the best RB ability IMO), there's also run blocking. And catching the ball. And holding on to the ball. And a host of other things. If it was all about speed, Denard would be slaying it as an RB in the NFL. Straight line speed might be the least important RB trait.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Gronkless Pats||
I think you're right with a Gronkless Pats expectation. They don't have an established OL or any sort of proven workhorse at RB, but they do have a lot of young weapons at WR and some good situational weapons in the backfield. Going situationally quick tempo and throwing lots of weapons out there and deploying crazy Harbaugh formations could prove to be pretty successful.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I'd take solid OL play over||
I'd take solid OL play over solid QB play any day. I'd probably also take solid OL play over mediocre QB play.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Outside of maybe QB, those||
Outside of maybe QB, those are pretty much the worst two things to be concerned about for a team.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||This is why I feel like it's||
This is why I feel like it's much more of a wide open race at RB than it seems. Would not be surprised at all if Evans remained a situational threat and someone else took the bulk of the carries.
|5 weeks 12 hours ago||I'm all for the magazine||
I'm all for the magazine style setup. The current look/style is actually limiting to the amount of content you can publish in a day because every new item you publish buries something else. Publish three things before 2pm or so and there's a good chance a solid chunk of people miss the first post.
|5 weeks 12 hours ago||I've done more than my fair||
I've done more than my fair share of bitching about the site lately, so A) thank you for giving a revamp a third go, and B) thank you for addressing the coming changes. Very much appreciated.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I'll be fine||
There's Twitter, /r/cfb, other blogs....I'll be fine -- and so would anyone else that wanted to leave. Killing the app and the general disdain for the overall readership here has just really rubbed me the wrong way.
I've said it before that I enjoy the content on the main page during the season, but the only way we really have of getting Brian's attention to actually do something is to cut down on the traffic that comes to the site. The majority of which is spawned by the message board.
So if I can do something like unfollow the MGoFeed on Twitter, and just generally cut down on message board visits, and others do it as well....maybe things will get better. Not likely given Brian's disposition towards change, but hey, its all we can do.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Shocking||
I'm genuinely just about done with this site. Axing the HD app has made it pretty easy to drop it altogether since I no longer cehck the site at night or on the weekend. If I didn't follow the MGoFeed account on Twitter, I probably wouldn't come here much at all during the weekday.
Its just poorly run, and I'm tired of supporting a bad product.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I know the losses were close.||
I know the losses were close. Just saying 2, 3, 4, 5, 10 years down the road I think we'll look back at the 2016 season as a major missed opportunity. Like in a "how the hell did that team lose 3 games?" kind of way.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Yup||
Yeah, the 2016 season is not going to age well. Not great when your best team in a decade that's absolutely littered with NFL talent can still only manage a 10-3 season.
Bad OLs man...they are a hell of a thing.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||He can also do some of the||
He can also do some of the non-running/jumping drills like the bench press.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Who said I loved Notre Dame?||
Who said I loved Notre Dame? I just said they were essentially the same as Michigan in terms of being a "top program" which apparently most of you disagree with.
Michigan fans like to think of the Wolverines like they are a top 10 or top 5 program, but when it comes to winning and losing games (the things that actually matter), they've been more of a fringe top 25 team for the last two decades -- the time frame that actually matters to the kids they are recruiting.
I've done the research on this for a project for work, and their 64.2% winning percentange from 1996-2016 ranks 22nd. Right below Iowa, tied with BYU, and one spot better than Nebraska. Ohio State is 2nd, Wisconsin is 9th, Penn State is 20th, Notre Dame is 28th, and MSU is 30th in case you're curious.
And there's no good way to look up recruits Michigan has flipped without spending some serious time. Quickest way was to ask the board and the hivemind.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Is the bottom where the truth||
Is the bottom where the truth is?