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|1 week 4 days ago||Ohio State could have five||
Ohio State could have five losses and Michigan in the same position and I would be nervous as hell about this game.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Louisville is getting exposed||
Louisville is getting exposed as a pretender. Look at the teams they have played. Besides an okay Florida State team and a Clemson team they lost to.....not that great of a team.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Unsurprising but||
Unsurprising but disappointing. Still, O'Korn has not looked out of his depth in his backup time. I may be doom and gloom if he is horrible against Indiana but I don't really see that happening.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Thank you for not||
Thank you for not overreacting. Our defense did not feel invincible, yet gave up only 12 points. Offense was an absolute mess from playcalling to quarterbacking to failed receiving.
I am hoping this is our Ohio State-Michigan State 2015 Urban Meyer wtf were you thinking reckoning where the entire staff reevaluates and corrects all their deficiencies and goes and smacks down its remaining opponents the rest of the year.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||To David Pollack..."It||
To David Pollack..."It doesn't matter what you think!"-The Rock
If we win the national championship beating whoever gets there ESPN will be salivating all over us until the end of Harbaugh. Every strength will become the greatest in the nation and every weakness will be glossed over with trust in Harbaugh or "these are highly talented guys they are just young and need to learn Harbaugh's system" to explain away early losses.
Alabama and Ohio State deserve ESPN's slobber based on results in previous years...which will be annoying if they win and it seems to confirm their point.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I enjoy these ever so much||
I enjoy these ever so much especially since TWIS doesn't exist anymore.....but can we stop with the little brother/little sister garbage?
|5 weeks 2 hours ago||I will question a bit why we||
I will question a bit why we gave up being creative on offense.....but at least there was no disrespekt to be had!
A win is a win. Yay muppets!
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I vividly remember in||
I vividly remember in preseason 1997 asking my dad (I was 11 at the time) if he thought Michigan had a chance this year at winning it all.
He said eh Michigan's good but they have a really tough schedule so I don't think so. Coincidentally, my brother was saying the same to me preseason this year so I am hoping history repeats itself.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Secret||
You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||This is exactly how Rich||
This is exactly how Rich Rodriguez lost me. It pissed me off watching him berate Tate Forcier on the sideline during one of the games and then Tate slunked his shoulders. A coach is supposed to be Raising You Up! (wink)
I highly doubt Kelly gets fired this year even if they go winless the rest of the season. He has a good winning percentage and did get them to the national title game a few years back. Also won ten games just last year with their consistently difficult schedule. I put him in last year Les Miles territory if they lose out or go 1-5 or something. Very hot seat but bring him back unless next year goes badly.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||This was amazing. Thank||
This was amazing. Thank you!
Very much hoping I get to read two more of these threads from Michigan State and Ohio State this year.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I got this notice and was||
I got this notice and was texting other friends who work there asking am I supposed to not be laughing at this??
|11 weeks 2 days ago||I really liked the insight||
I really liked the insight about the linebackers watching a pulling guard and sucking up thinking run because of it. I know about play action of course but I don't think I had ever been looking for the O-line to fool the defense like that.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||45-12 UM Was not patient||
Was not patient enough to see if someone guessed that yet.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||We are beating Ohio State. We||
We are beating Ohio State. We faced an absolutely loaded team last year while employing a terrible defensive gameplan and we still hung with them for a half. This year we get a middle of reloading team....a team who will probably be a monster next year. Yep, they have a season to improve, but so do we. Look at our team from Utah to Florida last year and it's night and day. Be afraid of us. Excuse me while I run through this wall.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Yup, and it's about an||
Yup, and it's about an opponent so it's not OT
|13 weeks 3 days ago||No joke...this was my haircut||
No joke...this was my haircut for the first 15 years of my life. Yes, I was made fun of a lot for it.
Where was Tom Brady then when I needed him as a positive hair model?!
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Next on mgoblog. Clinton vs.||
Next on mgoblog. Clinton vs. Trump 2016 Punt-Counterpunt
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Exactly! On this site of all||
Exactly! On this site of all places. Not shocked by the hypocrisy ("Don't tweet at recruits guys.....unless you write for this website!" comes to mind) but c'mon. Why is this necessary?
|13 weeks 4 days ago||I almost always hedge my bets||
I almost always hedge my bets when talking about Michigan.....and I'm saying we go 12-0 this year.
I feel we HAVE to win in Columbus this year because I don't know if I see it happening again anytime in the near future with the ridiculous talent they are bringing in and how much they lost in a year.
Nice to see your predictions though.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||This is not a big deal. If we||
This is not a big deal. If we have the season we have the potential to have players as good or better will come back, hopefully including these ones.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Exactly! This makes it a much||
Exactly! This makes it a much tougher decision for me. Not everyone can train in an Olympic pool but anyone can run. For Bolt to be the fastest person at running for 12 years is incredible. I still probably say Phelps but it's close.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Yikes. I looked up another||
Yikes. I looked up another successful massive human being I could think of in Dontari Poe and he's "only" 346
|15 weeks 4 days ago||A best and worst column??||
A best and worst column?? Must be my birthday!
Neither MSU or OSU is going off a cliff.....but they just HAVE to be worse right? I just do not believe you can lose that much talent and be as good. I think we might be underestimating the talent of the players these teams lost due to being shell shocked from getting relatively hammered by both schools in the last ten years (especially in years we were supposed to improve!).
Connor Cook is the best Michigan State QB ever. EVER. Burbride is a pretty great WR too. All that talent lost from the trenches. Barring a near miraculously bad play by Michigan we BEAT a team with those players. A team we played to an even game got worse and we should be better.
And Ohio State I get it. They reload. But no one reloads that much that fast. They have the least returning starters in the country! I'm expecting a sophomore Tim Tebow at Florida season from them. Ridiculous young talent all over the place not quite ready for that big jump yet (and luckily they were also a team that lost to Michigan, woot). Ezekiel Elliott is a punishing force we no longer have to see. Joey GD Bosa is gone. Hell, like half of their starters were drafted.
JT Barrett is worrisome and I will get nervous if they can find a RB close to Elliott. And always playing them late in the year when they have had a chance to gel is tough...but this is Harbaugh and staff coaching. This is the year we appreciate how good this staff is because they make progress with the returning players unlike the regression under Hoke.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Lots of great answers so far||
Lots of great answers so far so I'm going recent.
Unless I'm mistaken, didn't Alabama have a few years back Mark Ingram, Trent Richardson, and Eddie Lacy?
They haven't had quite the success in the NFL, but that's an incredible trio for college.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Every year I get so stupidly||
Every year I get so stupidly angry about pundits and coaches solely judging last year for this year. It's infuriating how often the national championship contenders/winners of the biggest bowls of last year are ranked at the top of next year's preseason polls regardless of who they bring back.
I get it a bit if they bring back a big QB because that does cover up a lot of holes but....Alabama! I firmly believe this year we have the kind of talent and depth they have had in years when Bama did not bring back their starting QB and won the national championship.
Cannot wait for football to get here and see who is right.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||If you are using the criteria||
If you are using the criteria you seem to want to use to include Carmelo on this list then you cannot include Biles. So far, Biles has won team all around and individual all around gold and that's it. Yeah if she adds in something crazy like a gold sweep of all the rest of the events she is in I get it. HOWEVA, if you are saying she's been the best gymnast ever including her world championship gold dominance then....yes?
....but then you have to take off Carmelo from this list. Scoring the most points in Olympic basketball is a great feat but I probably would not include Carmelo in a list of the top ten basketball players right now. That cannot equal GOAT Olympic status.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Terrible to hear. My dad died||
Terrible to hear. My dad died of ALS and I lived with and helped take care of him through it. It was hell and the worst time of my life. I wish Scott and his family the best.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||I strongly disagree about the||
I strongly disagree about the conference championship game not giving a clear benefit besides the money. I think last year Oklahoma making it in the fashion they did was more the deviation than the trend.
In a tie break, the number of games played is going to be a huge factor. If the other four conferences all have an undefeated winner, they are going to go over an undefeated Big 12 team because the number of games played. Not only that, the Big 12 team will put itself at risk of being passed up by Notre Dame which almost always plays a tougher schedule than anyone and maybe an undefeated team from a non power 5 conference if the Big 12 winner has one loss.
Yes, it has not happened yet, but it's the easiest and most sensible out for the committee to say.....well yeah you have the same amount of losses but you played one less game.
Don't forget the recency bias that plagues wayyyy too many people. A win in the last game of the season over a high quality opponent is counts (though it shouldn't) much than an early season win over that same team. With a conference championship game you are guaranteed a quality opponent in the season finale.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Okay I guess. Notre Dame is||
Okay I guess. Notre Dame is take it or leave it for me if we can replace with a similar quality opponent.
Notre Dame's fans are probably my least favorite in the entire country (God's on their side!!) so getting a break from talking to them has been nice.