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|1 day 15 hours ago||Lost||
Lost in all the ridiculous whining about Michigan scheduling a heavyweight game to play, is discussion on how many TD passes Wilton Speight will toss to Drake Harris in this game. I set the O/U at 1.5. Place your bets. I am going with Over as he Drake launches his Heisman campaign
|1 day 15 hours ago||I||
I agree. Drinks are on me in Dallas in 2017
|1 day 15 hours ago||You||
You are more than welcome to give up whatever tickets you own as protest. I, however, will not be doing that. I like the 2015 home slate with BYU and Oregon St, not to mention MSU and OSU coming to town. Next year's home slate is one big woof, but it is what it is. I like most of our schedules going forward after that.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Agreed||
Agreed, one hundred percent. I also dont know if most folks realize the high end home and homes UM has from 2018-2023 too. As I see it, it's either this game or a crap MACrifice to start 2017. I prefer this
|1 day 16 hours ago||UM||
UM has done this. Home and homes with Arky, Va Tech (like OSU) and UCLA from 2018-23. Michigan has a single scheduling hole to fill from 2014-18 and this is what they chose to do. The choise wasnt do we play one nuetral site game with Florida or a home and home with them. Rather, the choice is what to do we do with this single opening. As a season ticket, I prefer what we've done over the strong liklihood of dealing with a crappy game like Eastern over Labor Day weekend, which annually are the hardest games for me to find anyone to travel up from Ohio with me to go.
|1 day 16 hours ago||UM||
UM has true home and homes with Arkansas, Va Tech and UCLA on the docket from 2018-2023. They have one scheduling hole from 2014-2018 left to fill from the demise of the ND series. As a season ticket holder, I am way more excited about a 2017 game vs Florida in Dallas than a tomato can home game vs Eastern or something. Those games, especially on Labor Day weekend, suck all around. My brother and I had a blast in Dallas for the Bama game, despite the outcome. We will have another blast, hopefully with better results in 2017. I crack on Brandon a lot on my twitter feed, but this is a better good scheduling get, and gives UM a great shot at a pretty good resume if they're in playoff contention that season.
|3 days 13 hours ago||You||
You misread. This is a post about heartbreaking outcomes and if it was one of the most heartbreaking years for UM. It has nothing to do with if this was literally the worst year. I'd like to hear a counter argument for another year more heartbreaking, instead of the usual dreck aimed at making people who post here feel like shit for doing so.
|1 week 1 day ago||Well||
Well, they have won 11 games three times in the last 4 years, so their sustainability is off to a pretty good start
|2 weeks 2 days ago||As||
As somebody whose suggested they expand the podcast and get Magnus (and other notable posters/bloggers) on there, I am hurt you havent listened to the podcast before........I need a hug
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Why||
Why do we put more value on what these guys say? Because they are former players? That really doesnt qualify as expertise. Dont forget former player Jalen Rose likes to say UM Hoops is back because our recruiting is now focused on Detroit. This just smacks of not needed player assassination
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I||
I dont know if that's true about UM defensive players and the draft. In the 13 drafts from 1996-2008, Michigan had 19 defenders chosen and in nine of those drafts it was just 1 or 0 UM players on D being picked. In 13 years, there were 8 guys picked in either Round 1 or Round 2. That's pretty good, but it's hardly spaced out. Half of those guys were selected in the 2007 draft off that killer 2006 D. Only 4 of those 13 drafts involved a UM defender being picked higher than the 3rd Round, with three of those just being 1 player. If you include drafts with a UM player picked higher than the 4rth Round, you only add one more draft. Michigan had a TON of players picked during this stretch, but a vast majority were on offense. Other than the 2000 draft (Gold, Williams, Dhani, Renes) and the 2007 draft (Hall, Branch, Woodley, Harris and Prescott) most draft days went by without much say from the UM Defense
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Uh oh||
Uh oh. The dreaded vote of confidence. Time to work on odds for the eventual Hoke firing date......
|5 weeks 16 hours ago||In||
In my warm, cozy TV room. Mostly so I can watch other games when UM is on offense
|5 weeks 2 days ago||BOOM!||
BOOM! Lock the thread. No really, this is taking forever to read and keep up with.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Ronnie||
Ronnie Hillman emerging as a future NFL TB as a freshman in their second season at SDSU turned it all around. Kudos to them for recruiting him and putting him in the lineup ASAP. I wonder if Hoke is even at UM right now if it took even a half season for that frosh stud to emerge
|5 weeks 2 days ago||It's||
It's clear from reading both Brian and SC that everything is terrible. Bang up job, Michigan
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Anybody||
Anybody and everybody from Stanford. Even David Shaw. Replace Hoke with him
|6 weeks 16 hours ago||Stanford||
Stanford might own Oregon now, but dont forget the Ducks waxed the last 2 Andrew Luck teams. This is how a real rivalry works. Back and forth..............
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Michigan||
Michigan has gone six straight road quarters in Rivalry Games with a touchdown
Michigan has been held without a TD in 10 of its last 12 road quarters in Rivalry Games, 12 of 16 overall under Hoke/Borges. If you want to include last year's Nebraska game--as like this year's MSU game, it's the decisive swing in UM's division chase--the number is 0 touchdowns in 16 of the 20 most important road quarters Hoke/Borges have coached at Michigan 8 straight quarters on any field without a TD vs MSU. Only 2 TDs scored in 3 years against those guys This is more than just a trend at this point. It's become the expectation.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Hey||
Hey 14 for 4 sounds like the best lap dance deal ever!!
|8 weeks 1 day ago||The||
The 3 years before Hoke's arrival, Michigan had the 10th best league record out of 11 teams. I'm not sure you can say he inherited that much better of a situation vis a vis his competition than Harbaugh did. Both had to climb their programs out of the bottom
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Wrong||
It's not built just on hope and faith. It's built on the fact the since he got here, Michigan has the best overall record in the B10. Compare that the previous four years combined when they were a bottom 3 team in the conference. And he's dealing with a short handed roster with a team who will be more talented going forward than the teams he has had. You accuse us of resting on hope and faith, while you have "evidence." All you have is panic, the result of one loss
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Good grief||
Good grief, with the Hoke ceiling talk. Sometimes I wonder about our fanbase
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Who||
Who is Brady Hoke?
|9 weeks 12 hours ago||It||
It's not even close to being one of the top 10 worst losses in program history. Bacon needs a history lesson. Or he needs to stop admiring RR's calves. Probably both
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Things||
Things were great in the second half, once they stopped their fanatical devotion to running into a stacked wall. In fact, Devin's second half numbers are really good passing and as the 'lead' ball carrier the last 2 road games. They should probably just start with that strategy. The First OT wasnt about play calling, per se, but the strategy of being OK with going backwards to set up a FG. Gibbons isnt even a career 50% kicker from that distance, so playing for a FG there while eschewing your best plays that can move you forward is a little short sighted. But is that even Borges final call? Hoke should have a larger say in OT strategy if he doesnt already.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah||
Yeah, baby here come the Hoosiers!!!
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Speaking||
Speaking of the rest of the schedule. Here it is, with current betting lines, per sportsbook.com
UM +1.5 at MSU
UM -5 vs Nebraska
UM pick 'em at Northwestern
UM at Iowa, no line up
UM +4.5 vs OSU
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Wait||
Wait, are we saying that 10 yards on 15 carries on first down isnt a lot of value?
|10 weeks 15 hours ago||Too||
Too bad we dont have any Gardner stats from at Nebraska last year to add into the mix............