This is maaaaybe premature there, ESPN. Maryland #1 FWIW.
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|1 hour 2 min ago||Beilein is something like||
Beilein is something like 13-1 against Minnesota since his second season, and the one loss was at Crisler.
|5 hours 21 min ago||Man, I'd better buy season||
Man, I'd better buy season tickets now. Gotta make sure I still have my seats when the big year arrives.
|5 hours 24 min ago||A poster named Raback Omaba||
A poster named Raback Omaba (or something along those lines) used to post bold recruiting predictions, claiming inside info. I think one came true.
|5 hours 23 min ago||"Natty"?||
This thing, I do not like.
|5 hours 37 min ago||They did also vacate a||
They did also vacate a season, had some players suspended for part or all of 2011, and lost a few scholarships. Firing Tressel probably spared them some additional punishment, but it wasn't a total slap on the wrist. It just seems that way because they hired Meyer right after. That's the real issue - finding a good replacement coach for the one you fire over the NCAA violations. We didn't do that after Fisher. USC hasn't after Carroll either.
|7 hours 54 min ago||It's interesting that this||
It's interesting that this story not only compelled you to not only register but suddenly become one of the most active posters on this site. 2800 points in five weeks is quite impressive for a brand-new poster.
|1 day 1 hour ago||That uniform was perfect.||
That uniform was perfect. Adidas should have never deviated from that design - and the NCAA shouldn't have allowed conference logos and brand names to appear on the front of jerseys.
|1 day 5 hours ago||I'd put us from 8-10, 3 is||
Who are the seven to nine teams that should be ranked higher?
|1 day 5 hours ago||Too high I think. I don't||
Well, that's the thing. ESPN presumably does know about other teams and has projected that we should be better than most of them.
Given that one of our QB options is a guy who's already started a year and a half, QB isn't really that big of a question mark. If O'Korn doesn't win the job, whoever does must be pretty good, to beat out a player that experienced.
That leaves one position group (LB). That's not bad. Most teams have more questions than that.
|2 days 42 min ago||That's where LeVert's absence||
That's where LeVert's absence just kills us. We need that guy who can break down his man when nothing else is working and can get to the rim for a bucket or FTs. He also seemed to have great chemistry with Duncan Robinson, consistently finding him off penetration.
|2 days 1 hour ago||O'Korn looks like Jim Carrey||
O'Korn looks like Jim Carrey in that photo.
|2 days 1 hour ago||I feel we do deserve an||
I feel we do deserve an answer to the Istanbul question.
|2 days 2 hours ago||Yeah, by the time it rolls||
Yeah, by the time it rolls around I wouldn't be surprised if we were 7-0 and they were 5-2 or thereabouts.
|2 days 5 hours ago||We have the two rival game as||
We'll be favored in most of our games, but that says more about our team than our schedule. Top ten teams are usually the favorite when they play.
I don't think it's particularly easy. Probably six or seven of our nine conference games will be against bowl-bound teams, including three road games (OSU, MSU, Iowa).
|4 days 4 hours ago||Maryland was a terrible team?||
Maryland was a terrible team? Texas?
Don't write them off today.
|4 days 4 hours ago||People need to chip up a bit.||
People need to chip up a bit. The IU game was terrible, but it was one game. That one performance doesn't necessarily tell the tale for the rest of the season. Thus far this season we've had the occasional stinker and have consistently bounced back. I do expect a better effort today.
|4 days 4 hours ago||And at that point it made||
And at that point it made complete sense. The Pistons won the 2004 NBA championship, reached the seventh game of the '05 Finals, and had the best record in the league in the 2006 regular season. It was a painful descent after that, though.
|5 days 57 min ago||Important distinction:||
Important distinction: Beilein's teams tend to improve as the season goes on, unlike Amaker's when he was here. And of course we are expected to get our best player back from injury soon.
|5 days 1 hour ago||February was never a kind||
February was never a kind month to Amaker's teams.
It's also interesting how, as of this column, Joe Dumars was still very highly thought of as a GM (check the next-to-last paragraph).
|5 days 1 hour ago||You must be pretty young.||
You must be pretty young. Michigan's been in four national title games in my lifetime, and I'm in my 30's.
|5 days 1 hour ago||I've always thought that was||
I've always thought that was staged. For an enraged man, Everett seems to be going through the motions during the "fight" at the end.
It was a great publicity stunt for Rome and ESPN2.
|5 days 1 hour ago||I don't know if he had any||
I don't know if he had any individual episode as memorable as the "Quit drinking and go to bed" emails, but his tenure was quietly a train wreck in its own right.
|5 days 2 hours ago||It's a reply to Dantonio's||
It's a reply to Dantonio's boast that MSU was "selling results" while other programs were "selling hope."
|5 days 2 hours ago||Temperatures were around||
Temperatures were around freezing for the 2014 PSU night game, in early October. October is weird.
|5 days 5 hours ago||So, you're in the Carolinas?||
So, you're in the Carolinas? It's always seems to be the out-of-state people who like to lecture the actual ticketholders on this topic.
Night games are fun, but also inconvenient for a lot of people who drive long distances to go to the games. I think it's OK to have one once in a while, but they shouldn't be held too often, and should be early in the season when it makes sense, weather-wise.
|5 days 5 hours ago||I like the humble Star Wars||
I like the humble Star Wars ad just below. "A hell of a lot of fun . . . brims with adventure . . . I loved it." Sounds like a description of a generic action picture.
|5 days 19 hours ago||That might be true for say, a||
That might be true for say, a professional author with several books under his belt. But for a guy who has a full-time NFL job and wrote this book on the side, I think it's more likely he just based it on his own experiences.
I mean really, what's the alternative? That someone else in the league has a particularly nasty grudge against Molk, and wants him blacklisted? (From what others are saying, it sounds like this book is going to burn a lot of bridges between the author and the NFL.) That seems farfetched.
|5 days 23 hours ago||I haven't read the book but||
I haven't read the book but I'd bet most of what's in there is real, with details only slightly changed. I don't think he'd invent a bunch of stuff out of thin air.
|6 days 43 min ago||I can fully understand why an||
I can fully understand why an active player writing a book bashing the NFL wanted to remain anonymous. What I don't understand is why he seemed to give himself away the way he did.
|6 days 5 hours ago||When you witness EUTM each||
When you witness EUTM each day, it is contagious.