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|1 day 16 min ago||I don't get why there are||
I don't get why there are still people who doubt Beilein. Auto bench may suck sometimes, but if other players don't step up it wouldn't matter anyway. Caris can't do it by himself and he still has a long way to go in learning how to make his teammates better.
|2 days 1 hour ago||So close.... If we win||
So close.... If we win Saturday, Penn State pulls a pearl out of their ass, and then we beat Iowa that takes care of 3 of the 9 teams in front of us.
|2 days 23 hours ago||How was Ohio State week||
How was Ohio State week different? They won. A tradition I hope to see restored Saturday.
|5 days 4 hours ago||Wow, there are a lot of||
Wow, there are a lot of negative attitudes around here. MSU coming off an emotional win thinking they have it wrapped up could definitely lose. Anything can happen.
|6 days 10 hours ago||I get that.||
I know our line is not a world beating line, so I guess my question is more in regard to the future. It's also about perception. Having backs who make plays and have great vision can cure a lot of perceived wrongs. I also wonder if the struggles are cyclical. For example, when backs repeatedly miss cuts and holes in the line, it doesn't give the line an opportunity to wear on the defensive line or build chemistry. I don't think we have a great line, but I think better backs would make them better. I guess it also doesn't hurt that I've seen how far some of these players have come from the tire fire that was the Hoke/Borges running game. If the running game gets good next year the offense could be nearly unstoppable. I also think we underestimate the difficulty of running into loaded boxes. Rutgers and Indiana were willing to put the game on Rudock's shoulders, which wasn't a bad idea two weeks ago.
|6 days 10 hours ago||Yes please! Michigan needs||
Yes please! Michigan needs athletic LBs, or just solid LBs........(looks at next year's depth chart)...........or any LBs.
|6 days 10 hours ago||Anyone who mocks you for||
Anyone who mocks you for rooting for a Big 10 Championship shot which can only happen by an OSU win is an idiot, and believe it or not there are a few Michigan fans who don't seem to understand what's at stake. OSU ending the Sparty facadde and Michigan subsequently ripping the heart out of the trucker state is just the karmic ending all of the programs need. With that said, I'm nervous about Penn State let alone The Game.
|6 days 11 hours ago||Honest question for Brian||
or anyone who feels they can answer it. Obviously the running game has been a struggle going on years now. I know the line is far from being mashers, but each week we see our backs leaving tons of yards on the table. Would the impressions of our line be different if we had a game breaker at RB? I think back to the one year OSU had Clarett and their running game was great with him and a tire fire without him. Couldn't think of a Michigan example.
|1 week 3 hours ago||I mostly do shut down when UM||
I mostly do shut down when UM loses, with the exception being when the hope of having a competent team was lost. This year the first game was on a Thursday so it didn't kill Saturday, but the MSU debacle ruined my weekend along with my dad and brother's, and that was definitely bad since my dad is able to keep sports in perspective almost all the time. Only twice do I remember him being depressed for an extended time after a sporting event: When Kobe hit the game winner in Game 2 of the 04 Finals and this year's MSU luckfest.
|1 week 3 hours ago||Don't care. Just win.||
Don't care. Just win.
|1 week 3 hours ago||I'm not going to argue||
I'm not going to argue whether or not the play call was dumb, but the INT happened because the play action didn't deceive as much as it would have in a situation where a run is more likely, like 1st and 10 or shorter distances, and the fact that UM had been struggling to run anyway didn't help matters. Once Harbaugh gets the run game going like he wants it, this offense is going to be very hard to contain.
|1 week 1 day ago||How about we just call it||
How about we just call it "Get out of the Big 10."
|1 week 1 day ago||Not only is Donnal a||
Not only is Donnal a defensive disaster, he has flat out missed open layups. If you're going to be terrible defensively, you'd better be Jordan Morgan offensively. Man do I miss having someone like that.
|1 week 3 days ago||If Mone can make any kind of||
If Mone can make any kind of impact I say you play him. The Ohio State line and Barrett and Elliott are coming to town, and regardless of outcome they need all the bodies against them. Not being able to stop the run is my worst nightmare, especially since I trust the secondary to fight at this point, but the front seven has to give them a chance.
|1 week 4 days ago||They were going to rush the field?||
Ugh. Thank God Jehu made that catch. Here's hoping we can duct tape our defense together enough to close the year out in spectacular fashion. I think Indiana presented a challenge on offense with a healthy defense, let alone with our decimated line, and our injuries have me worried about the Buckeyes.
|2 weeks 8 hours ago||You spelled Mike Dantoni's||
You spelled Mike Dantoni's name wrong.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||If The Game were happening||
If The Game were happening this weekend, Dave Brandon would be behind it, somehow.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||CTC is great, but I'm also||
CTC is great, but I'm also fond of PB Crunch and Corn Pops.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||This. Again and again. I||
This. Again and again. I know Dantonio deserves credit (I feel dirty now), and I ,don't think the program will be terrible after this year, but they obviously miss Narduzzi and their secondary recruiting hits have been replaced by (so far) misses. I know we all have reservations about calling our shot, but this could be the worst team Jimmy fields from a talent perspective, and we've seen what he does with middle of the road recruits, let alone a top ten (maybe top five after it's all done) class. I just don't see MSU keeping up with Michigan, but they may hold steady in the 3-4 spot in the division.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||You're not wrong...||
......but it helped a lot that he facilitated systematic cheating going back to his YSU days.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Bert is a troll and every day||
Bert is a troll and every day he loses a game is a good day as long as Michigan wins.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||No clue if this will show up,||
No clue if this will show up, but classic Sparty.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Normally I'd be with you, but||
Normally I'd be with you, but since them losing, and in the manner they did so, helps Michigan have a shot at the conference title I think them losing deserves more celebration than a "whatever." If we can take care of business this year and pound them next year, I can go back to the blissful "whatever" attitude when it comes to MSU.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Here's the thing: MSU's||
Here's the thing: MSU's secondary is, like their program and especially their fanbase, trash. There is no way of knowing that Nebraska still wouldn't score in spite of the call, but I'm glad the refs screwed up on them. They deserve it. Their coach is a dirt bag. Their program and fans are unbearable assholes. Fuck them from the bottom of my heart. I just hope the Buckeyes take them to the shed and we win out so I can go back to smugly ignoring the fuck out of them.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Grantland was amazing....||
......Mgoblog is still the best sports blog on the internet. SB Nation is meh at best and no one else has perfected the format that mgoblog has here. Oh, and if you have the itch to write something and you do it well, it can be front paged!!!! Kudos to Brian and the past, present, and future mgoblog editors/moderators/contributers, because life would suck without this site.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Like Brian mentioned, when||
Like Brian mentioned, when other teams beat UM they act like they won the Super Bowl and/or act classless. No matter what success they have, MSU lives into their petulant little brother complex; taunting the student section, fans acting classless, etc. Minnesota giving the jug a statewide tour, etc. Michigan with few exceptions acts like they've been there before. In '06 when they won the jug back I remember Henne saying they wanted to be intentionally professional about it, and if anyone else remembers the players locked arms and had a somewhat subdued celebration. I know they celebrated emotionally this year, but I think that's more how the game went then being classless, and in fact everything after the initial outburst seemed classy. It's good to have a program that's mostly above the bullshit.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I agree that Rudock should be||
I agree that Rudock should be the starter if healthy, but I also am intrigued to see if Speight could add a deep element to the passing game. I don't think he has the short to medium accuracy or overall awareness yet, but I wonder how much he could grow. Time will tell I guess. Hopefully this defensive performance was a once a year aberration, because I think every game left is winnable.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Dear God: Please let Sparty||
Dear God: Please let Sparty shit the bed in Lincoln.......
|3 weeks 4 days ago||No. Karma will be the next||
No. Karma will be the next decade when UM pummels Sparty so badly they'll wish they were in a position for a fluke play to make a difference.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||The NCAA needs full time||
The NCAA needs full time officials. There also needs to be more transparency in who officiates, especially after the MSU clown show. And astoundingly, the review officials are worse than anyone. Sometimes I think my eyes deceive me because the obvious isn't obvious anymore.....