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|13 hours 47 min ago||I can't believe you all||
I can't believe you all actually watched that game.
|13 hours 51 min ago||I don't understand the fear||
I don't understand the fear of LSU, I think they are a great matchup for us. We've been very tough against the run all year, with only two exceptions -- Indiana ran tempo and gassed us, and OSU had a deadly running QB and also went pretty fast. I don't think LSU can hurt us the way those teams could, even with the great RB. And I think Rudock will look good against their pass defense, which is mediocre. We win that game if it happens.
|1 week 19 hours ago||It will probably look like||
It will probably look like this year does. We have two close losses against good teams, including one on the road way out west. We are a good bounce or two away from being in the playoff. Yeah, we've had a couple down games but managed to win anyway. That's what it looks like. If you can do that consistently, you'll be one of the top few programs in the country.
It's a veteran team this year and it will take time for Harbaugh's recruits to take hold. If we keep getting more of this over the next few years, I'd be plenty happy.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Fine, but if he developed all||
Fine, but if he developed all of this "burst" and ability only after leaving the program (where very highly-paid coaches were charged with developing him) then it is still fair to consider this a datum against the previous coaching staff.
Also, we didn't see much of him in games, but the coaches saw a lot of him (and everyone else) at practice. Clearly, the kid had big-time talent, that was unrecognized and undeveloped while he was here.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Not sure if for or against||
Not sure if for or against drinking
|3 weeks 4 days ago||In fairness to Glen Mason's||
In fairness to Glen Mason's Hot Wife, alcohol is really terrible for you. It's bad for your brain, potentially causing very early dementia, and it's not so good for the other organs either. It does not compare favorably with other common (illegal) drugs of abuse for health risks.
That said, bottoms up.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Three, but I don't drink||
Three, but I don't drink during the week.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Can't commit to us as a||
Can't commit to us as a legit-top 5 or top 10 team next year without knowing who the QB is, or how well he will play. Certainly we have a chance but that position is the biggest question mark. Definitely there is a lot of potential there, but it might be more than one year before we are getting plus quarterback play.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Underrated.||
We're at least the third best team on this list, if you ask me. Predictions aren't worth much at this point, but it means a lot to have a ton of good players back and healthy and older and stronger. Should be a fun year.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||He might have already been||
He might have already been passed by Higdon though. There will be lots of options in '17.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||I dunno man, our spreads have||
I dunno man, our spreads have been doing this for weeks now. Hell, the last game it moved by something like 3 points on the very last day before the game. For someone who "follows these things", you seem unaware of recent history.
|7 weeks 13 hours ago||This is also a classic thing||
This is also a classic thing to say after you lose a recruit to save face. Nobody really knows what happened; oh well the coaches soured on him. Better optics. Not sayin' that's what's going on here, just sayin'..
|7 weeks 1 day ago||This is to win the playoff||
This is to win the playoff though, not just qualify. So the weakness of the B1G should only be a minor factor.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Your avatar is definitely not||
Your avatar is definitely not pumping the brakes!
Anyway, of course there is far to go, but this is a tangible indication of how impressive this team has been, and how impressed the smart people who bet on such things are. I mean, we have a loss and are ranked 12th or 14th. Compare us with:
Florida -- 30:1
MSU -- 20:1
TCU -- 16:1
Utah -- 15:1
Bama -- 12:1
This is just interesting from an academic perspective. This is a team that was 5-7 last year, unranked at the start of the year, and lost their opener. It's week 7. WTH. I doubt there is any historical comparison.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||It's a bad poll, especially||
It's a bad poll, especially at the top, but this really isn't bad for us. It's feels unusual (to me) that there are no ranked 2-loss teams this late in the season. A lot of good records up there right now, and that will change. There are only three teams with a loss ahead of us, and that's not too bad. We'll probably pass a couple of them this week if we win.
But yeah. College football is the only sport with this problem that last year matters. Last year's results should of course have no bearing on this year's, but there is no other way to make sense of these rankings. But maybe they don't really matter any more at all!
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I think this wouldn't happen.||
I think this wouldn't happen. Grad students, especially in science for example (like I was) get paid stipends, and also get their tuitions covered. Stipends are taxable, but tuition is not. No reason football players can't get a similar arrangement.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||This is obviously a bad list.||
This is obviously a bad list. Here's an explanation from the website on how these "grades" are computed:
They claim to have an actual person grading every player on every play. I assume they are crowdsourcing this labor on Amazon or some equivalent, to poor people in the third world. They should add a step where they check to see if the results are insane, and consider reevaluating their methods.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||This is a type of mobile ad||
This is a type of mobile ad -- Google recently announced they would downrank sites that use these ads which automatically redirect to your app / play store on mobile. I'm not sure if that's what you're talking about but they've happened to me here before, and just when I scroll the page or something like that.
I assume mgoblog is doing this on purpose but I don't think it's wise. These kind of ads cause negative user experiences and drive people to use ad-blockers.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||The movement is more||
The movement is more important. This spread rapidly dropped by ~4 points; it's now more like 8 points. That means all the early money was on Northwestern. It's not a good sign, actually. But it's still a large spread and should be fine.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Hm. Well that's good news but||
Hm. Well that's good news but since when did everybody go to reporting things this way? I guess I'm old fashioned but I'm used to seeing redshirt juniors described as such, but all the major outlets seem to just list these players as seniors. As such they are indistinguishable from fourth-year players that have burned all their redshirts.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Glasgow, Wormley and Henry||
Glasgow, Wormley and Henry are seniors.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||That fell apart as it became||
That fell apart as it became apparent the team was bad and very poorly coached. Won't be a problem in this case.
|9 weeks 5 hours ago||There was at least one||
There was at least one dropped interception..
But in general, of course he's right. It's only a few games into the season and this defense, like the rest of the team, can still improve a lot. Remember these are ~20 year olds in a brand-new system.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||I had it, too. Those 13||
I had it, too. Those 13 seconds were spent on a final refresh (from hotel internet) to make sure no one had posted it already. Damn.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Stickers are a sign of||
Stickers are a sign of achievement and respect awarded within the team. Rankings are a sign of achievement and respect awarded by bloviating writers all over the nation and/or coaches (or their assistants) that have hardly even seen the team play. No contradiction in caring only about the former.
In the long run sure, national respect matters, but that will take care of itself. If we win out, we'll be in the playoff. Book it.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Man, I dunno. Sports betting||
Man, I dunno. Sports betting isn't my thing -- I definitely can't beat the vig on a long-term basis. I guess I like Michigan, considering the matchup and the moving lines. BYU is vulnerable to the run, and I like our secondary against their receivers and QB.
But who knows. As far as this moving line, in reality I think this line has been moving since it opened. Looking closer at this I don't think the move has actually been "overnight" -- there are news stories from days ago citing a 6 point spread. I do think the money has been mostly on Michigan since it opened, but people like to bet on Michigan. I was in Vegas just before the season started and ready to put some high-risk funds on us being national champion this year, but we were only 40-1. I passed.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||It takes "big money" to move||
It takes "big money" to move lines by 2 points, at every casino. This idea doesn't hold water. As far as betting both sides, that pays off extremely rarely; this line has moved 2-3 points tops but your hypothetical has it moving by 4.5.
Much more likely this line is moving because people playing the "big money" are playing it on Michigan, right now. That's good news.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Worst part is you provide no||
Worst part is you provide no details, so if I want to know what you're talking about (I already do) I have to give it a pageview. For anyone wondering, it's certainly not worth it. There is literally nothing to see here.
|10 weeks 13 hours ago||Remember this is mostly a||
Remember this is mostly a popularity contest -- they are trying to sell video games. Michigan is a choice because we have the most alumni, and they tend to be everywhere and affluent etc. The rest of the list seems to mostly span the country geographically. If the goal of this is to appeal to as many gamers as possible, all over the country, this is a decent set of ten schools that play decent basketball.
|10 weeks 19 hours ago||Those comments were in the||
Those comments were in the context of things the team was doing well -- he was praising the offensive line and Stribling. The question about Rudock has a completely different connotation. The implication of the question is that Rudock hasn't been playing well; it's an invitation to criticize.
And he's right, there are a lot of people involved in the passing game, and Rudock is just one of them. He's been solid enough, made a few mistakes, but his receiving core hasn't helped him much either.
It's interesting that he was willing to say it isn't close. He acted like he had no idea who was gonna start the opener, so this admits deception there.