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|10 hours 41 min ago||Are you kidding?||
Seriously? Its going to be bad for whatever conference gets left out of the playoff. And god forbid you get left out of it two years in a row. Good luck recruiting after that. As fans of Michigan and the Big Ten, you should want a Big Ten team in the playoff every single year regardless of who it is.
|10 hours 43 min ago||You think?||
And water is wet. You can say that about any team.
|10 hours 45 min ago||Its B1G vs Big 12||
The Pac-12 will make it too. They are 1B to the SEC's 1A these days. And top to bottom it might be the best conference in CFB. So that leaves things as a B1G v Big 12 race and I think Oklahoma has a better shot of making it than anyone else in the Big Ten.
|11 hours 51 min ago||Big Ten is screwed if MSU gets blown out||
If MSU gets blown out, or even just loses by the line of 11, its bad news for the Big Ten's odds of getting in the CFB playoff. At that point, MSU has to win out and hope Oregon wins out or has a close loss to make the playoff. And for anyone else in the Big Ten to make it, they basically need to go undefeated. I don't think a 1 loss Big Ten team will make it this year.
|11 hours 57 min ago||You do realize...||
You do realize that if Oregon blows out MSU, the Big Ten is basically out of the college football playoff, right?
|12 hours 1 min ago||^^^THIS||
This is the one that no one is really talking about. Given Wisconsin's choke job against LSU, this game is pretty much the Big Ten's one and only shot at the playoff. If State wins, the Big Ten is in great shape to grab a slot. If they lose, its more likely than not that they will be the power five conference left out of the playoffs.
|12 hours 3 min ago||Stanford and State||
Yeah Stanford is the go to example here. Two years in a row they've upset Oregon playing the same kind of physical grind it out style State uses. It'll be an interesting game to see if State still has it defensively, or if Oregon has finally found a way to adapt to that kind of physical defense.
All that said, I'd stay far away from an 11 point line. Feels like it'll be like a 4pt difference or 3 TD difference kind of game. If Oregon cracks the defensively code, State won't be able to stop them or keep up with them.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Brazzers High||
|1 day 12 hours ago||We did though||
Michigan beat Central 59-9 in their opener and went on to beat ND 41-30. Two very respectable offensive performances. The cracks didn't start to show until narrow wins over Akron and then UConn.
I feel like the diference this year was that the offense was a lot more efficient than they were vs. Central. Only one turnover this year vs. 3 against Central. Plus we had two guys over 100 yds rushing vs App State. Against Central no one was over 60 yds.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Long runs! And more than one!!||
Watching multiple long runs by our backs...man, that was AWESOME. Felt like a high school kid at a party getting BJ'ers from multiple girls. OH MY GOD ITS HAPPENING AGAIN!!!
|1 day 12 hours ago||Competence||
I don't know how much of it was App State and how much of it was Nuss, but there was never really a moment where I was like "what the hell kinda call was that??" Which given the last three years...was odd. Seemed like anytime the offense was having trouble, they went to a strength and something that was easy to execute. Incredibly refreshing to see.
And yeah, if we could someone combine Green and Smith into one back, we'd have something really good.
|2 days 14 hours ago||^^^^THIS||
Yeah that was the part that was surprising. Not so much that college kids are going to party and get drunk, but that they were coming to practice and hungover enough that they had to sit out. As someone that's dealt with their fair share of hangovers, you have to be crazy hungover to be to the point where you need to sit out practice.
Its surprising to me that Carr, assistant coaches, and even the other players let that fly. Especially the other players. I can't imagine how pissed I would be if I was out there busting my ass on the hot practice field and someone was sitting on the sidelines because they got shitfaced the night before.
|4 days 14 hours ago||I was looking through the||
I was looking through the highlights of that game yesterday (not for fun, for work) and had the same "holy shit...this is really going to happen isn't it" feeling I had when watching the game the first time around.
Still not sure if it was good or not that game happened. Michigan had been teetering on the edge of something like that for a while with their propensity of playing down to the level of their opponent. That game exposed the rotten foundation of the program, and showed the need for change, but they've never really been able to fix it in the 7 years since.
What I wouldn't give for a typically bland 2-3 loss season again.
|5 days 13 hours ago||I also like hot dogs||
OK...I actually do like hot dogs. Especially ones from the ball park even though they are $5 and soggy.
|5 days 16 hours ago||I never know how to react||
I never know how to react when I see a proper, nice, positive comment on a story like this. Especially the first comment. I'm always expecting the worst.
|6 days 15 hours ago||And they are often full of||
And they are often full of shit.
|1 week 5 hours ago||Still fraud and not even||
Still fraud and not even close to legal though. You're using a service to mask your identity to circumvent US copyright laws. It's no different than creating a fake identity in real life and using that identity to gain access to goods and services.
|1 week 4 days ago||Well said||
I forgot Hoke only has one more year after this on his contract. That makes this a make it or break it year more than anything else. No extension is a kiss of death and even a small extension still sends a weak message.
|1 week 4 days ago||Coin flip territory||
I think if they wind up with 7 or 8 wins on the season, its coin flip territory on whether you bring him back or not. And if its coin flip territory you may as well fire him and jump back on the positivity bandwagon a new coach brings.
I will admit that like you say, its a little more complex, but eventually the results on the field tend to iron out the wrinkles of complexity. At some point, you are what you no matter what the excuses.
|1 week 4 days ago||How could I forget?!||
Oh man, how could I forget that one?
|1 week 4 days ago||No||
The term is hot seat because if you sit on a hot seat you want to get the fuck off of it ASAP. So if a coach is on the hot seat, its GTFO time for him.
And hell, in the south where its hot and humid, being on the cold seat might be kinda nice.
|1 week 4 days ago||Hoke's status||
I would venture a guess that Hoke's job status is similar to a good employee that had a major fuckup at work. Everyone likes the person, they want to see them succeed, but if it happens again, its time to go because you can no longer be seen as that promising good employee but only as the fuckup.
8-5 followed by 7-6 is the equivalent major fuckup for a coach at Michigan. If they post a similar record, it shouldn't surprise anyone that his job would be in major jeopardy.
Personally, I'd be surprised if he came back after winning 7 or 8 games this season. I mean, at that point what incentive is there to bring back a coach that wins 7-8 games a year? By then that's the trend -- and 11-2 is the aberration.
|1 week 4 days ago||Maybe a warm seat?||
Hoke's seat might not be hot (yet) but its certainly warm. And it could certainly reach a hot status midway through the season. To think otherwise is naive.
|1 week 4 days ago||A Faux Hoke account would||
A Faux Hoke account would consist of nothing but tweets saying "Well...." and "TOUGHNESS".
Also images of pointing. Lots of pointing.
|1 week 6 days 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 week 6 days ago||You could swap out Michigan||
You could swap out Michigan for Va Tech in your post and it would be pretty accurate.
|1 week 6 days 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.
|1 week 6 days 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.
|1 week 6 days 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.
|2 weeks 18 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.