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|1 day 17 hours ago||They, like many others, peg||
They, like many others, peg Michigan as an 8-5 maybe 9-4 type team. Which puts you right on the edge of the poll. Which is right where Michigan is ranked.
|1 day 17 hours ago||You could swap out Michigan||
You could swap out Michigan for Va Tech in your post and it would be pretty accurate.
|1 day 17 hours ago||We get the appropriate amount||
We get the appropriate amount of respect a team that wins 7-9 games a season deserves. Respect is earned.
|2 days 2 hours ago||Wouldn't surprise me||
Wouldn't surprise me given our athletic department. Either that, or they are trying to get the home-and-homes sponsored so it can be the Kraft Macaroni Michigan-LSU Cheesy Challenge brought to you by Valvoline.
|2 days 2 hours ago||Wouldn't be THAT soon||
Considering they are announcing series in the mid-2020's if Notre Dame were to come back at the back half of that decade that really wouldn't be that soon. Neither of these home-and-homes will probably happen in the next 10 years.
|3 days 3 hours ago||Missing||
Only Texas town on the list was College Station at #21. They are also missing places/schools like UCLA and Northwestern and they have Athens, GA at #39 which is WAY to low.
|3 days 4 hours ago||Hartford at #17???||
Whoa, whoa, whoa...they have Hartford, CT as the #17 best college town? As someone who lives near Hartford I strongly object. And they have it as the home of UConn....which, lol. Hartford is the home of UConn like Detroit is the home of the University of Michigan. UConn is in Storrs, CT which is a good 30-40min from Hartford (and in the middle of goddamn nowhere).
|3 days 4 hours ago||At least they didn't have||
At least they didn't have Michigan being in West Ypsilanti.
|3 days 4 hours ago||Motion: I don't care||
Motion: I don't care. All in favor?
But seriously...we're two weeks away from the season. New offense, new line. Are they going to be awesome? Probably not. Are they going to be good? Also probably not. But they are young, so even if they are mediocre this year, we still have two more years of basically the same line so they should be much better going forward.
Let's just shelve the debate until the season actually starts so we have some real world results to go off of instead of conjecture.
|4 days 22 hours ago||$65 would also get you a pair||
$65 would also get you a pair of sweatpants, a beer, two lapdances, and some shame.
|5 days 1 hour ago||No snap(s)||
|5 days 1 hour ago||No snap(s)||
|1 week 1 hour ago||Who's the dickbag reporter ...||
Who's the dickbag reporter that kept baiting him into trashing Michigan's talent level compared to Alabama?
|1 week 1 day ago||So if Michigan v Michigan||
So if Michigan v Michigan State was played at MetLife stadium to reach all of the alumni in the NYC/New England area, you'd be OK with that?
|1 week 1 day ago||Why you would ever take a||
Why you would ever take a game between two in-state teams and play it out of state several hours from either schools campus, is beyond me.
|1 week 1 day ago||What if its part of my job?||
What if its part of my job? Kinda tough to ignore it then, huh?
That guy's sarcasm or not, its a little hard to not be disenfranchised with Michigan's recruits to field prowess as of late. Hoke has had three classes of recruits play for him, and out of all of those kids really only Funchess has stood out. That's not giving myself false expectations, that's just seeing poor results. And yes I'm aware that these kids are all freshman, sophomores, and juniors, but its not like we've been a talent heavy team. So the fact that almost none of them have been able to stand out is a bit alarming.
So maybe I -- like a LOT of others -- got caught up in the Hokemania recruiting excitment and now when I read about the latest 4/5 star kid that's interested in Michigan, there's a large part of me that now thinks "who gives a shit" because if and when he ever makes it on campus, it's going to be a long time before he ever contributes to the team. If he contributes at all.
Recruiting is really only interesting when you're after immediate impact players. That's why Peppers is excited. But he's a rare, rare expception for MIchigan in that respect.
|1 week 1 day ago||^^^^THIS||
This is what's killed my recruiting interest the last couple of years. We've signed a bunch of heralded recruits the last few years, and none of them have amounted to anything as of yet. So why should I care about the next batch of incoming freshman or recruits (outside of Peppers of course because SWOON) if we can't seem to get anything out of them?
And its really this more than anything else that doesn't make me optimistic for the future of the Hoke era. He's got a definite Ty Willingham stink to him. Good recruits, no results.
|1 week 1 day ago||Set expectations to dumpster fire||
I've set my OL expectations at complete shitshow and dumpster fire. Hopefully they can exceed them and just be meerly terrible or godwilling, sublimely mediocre.
|1 week 3 days ago||You forgot they put an "M" on||
You forgot they put an "M" on the front on the helmets.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Maybe don't ask for||
Maybe don't ask for "thoughts" if you're going to get all sensitive about things.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Michigan fans like to vote||
Meh, whatever. Michigan fans like to vote and skew online polls like this, so whatever. It'll be interesting to see how the Woodson/Michigan fan base v. V. Young/Texas fan base vote works out.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Shocked?||
I don't know if we will all be *SHOCKED* by the improvement under Nuss. I mean, we all kind of agree that it can't be any worse right? And that we will almost improve by default? So what would really qualify as shocking?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Yup. Nothing else matters||
All of the other things the OP mentioned are nice and all, but if we can't protect the QB and run the ball none of them really matter. Another terrible OL will kill the offense, and put a lot more strain on the defense. Simply being mediocre would be a big improvement.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||In games, sure||
I don't know or remember about the lockeroom stuff with Hutch, but in games, yeah he was a dick. The difference is that when teams are winning, being a dick in games is called a "nasty streak" and its lauded by generally everyone. Early on in his time in the program, Lewan was praised for having that nasty streak. But as things fell apart, "nasty steak" turned into "hot head" and "loose cannon" and "bad leader."
If Michigan finishes off Lewan's career with a great season, he's probably praised for providing a tough nosed mentality that the team needed. Instead, he's called a dick and then stories come out of the woodwork about how he was a bad influence in the lockerroom. As Brian said, that doesn't happen when you're winning.
|3 weeks 3 hours ago||Should've just raised a middle finger||
Can't imagine a grown man telling me not to post something on the internet. This ain't China bitch. I can do what I want. If you don't want your precious premium content outside of a paywall, maybe don't tell it to a room full of people.
|3 weeks 17 hours ago||I'll make a note of this so I||
I'll make a note of this so I can remind you when Fournette is one of the top rushers in the SEC a few months from now. I'd argue that #93 is too low for him. LSU only has Terrence Magee and Kenny Hilliard coming back this year. Fournette will at least be the #2 back at LSU, and by the end of the season I'd bet he's at least splitting carries with Magee if not starting.
|3 weeks 22 hours ago||Treadwell was a true frosh||
Treadwell was pretty impressive for a true freshman playing in the SEC. Yes, he never had a 100yd game, but he finished with 72 catches which was good enough for 41st nationally. Its a pretty reasonable assumption to expect that he's going to have a much better year.
Funchess on the other hand only had 49 catches, good for 140th nationally. And he's already had two years to adapt to college football. So if you're expecting both guys to blow up this season, it makes sense for Treadwell to be higher ranked since he'll likely wind up with the gaudier stat line at the end of the year.
|3 weeks 23 hours ago||Don't think so||
There's quite a few good receivers out there I'd put ahead of Funchess. You've got guys like Coates, Treadwell, and Agholor out there, plus a handful of other ones I'm forgetting to deserve to be ahead of him. And 85/1200/11 was good enough for 15-20th nationally last year. Deontay Greenbury from Houston finished with 82/1202/11 and that 17th in the country. Not 1st or 2nd team AA material.
I mean, he was great for us last year, but he didn't even crack the top 100 in yards receiving nationally. Plus there's only four 1st/2nd team WR slots, and Funchess would have to have a hell of a year to crack the top four. It would take something more along the lines of 105/1500/15 to be an All-American.
So with all that said, #72 is probably like the #10 WR which I think is fair.
|3 weeks 23 hours ago||I doubt he makes it||
I really doubt Peppers makes the list at all. The had Fournette at like #93 which I think is low for him since he'll probably wind up as LSU's main back. So if Fournette is only 93, Peppers isn't making the list.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Do you though?||
Just because you went to an Ivy doesn't mean you got a better bang for your education buck. I work with someone that went to Cornell. We have the same job, but a year of tuition at Michigan is $13k in-state and $40k out-of-state, and Cornell is $30k/$47k. She lived out of state as well, so her education cost 3.6 more than mine did. And yet, we have the same job. I think things like that should definitely be factored into rankings.