The nutty Michigan coverage isn't so much about Harbaugh as it is a signal to the Big Ten that Fox wants to party.
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|17 hours 19 min ago||Five Thoughts||
1) Rudock is a sizable upgrade over Gardner. Perry ran the wrong route on one INT, one was a really terrible pick by Rudock, and the other was a 50/50 culpability split between Rudock and Grant Perry. Gardner does not make that pass to Butt for the lone touchdown, nor does he thread the needle with a few of those passes to Darboh. You'd still get the INTs though, but at least we can move the ball through the air this year. That's big.
2) The OL is going to struggle against MSU/OSU. This Utah game is a template for what you can expect from your run game in those rivalry two games. Jim needs to tweak the scheme and play-calling for those games, something more creative - running up the gut against teams with strong defensive fronts is not going to work with this group. How does Michigan respond? Time will tell.
3) Devin Smith was plodding. Really hoping Drake Harris gets healthy - we need a guy that can add a few more yards.
4) Defense looked okay. Still got gashed for a bunch of yards on the TD drives Utah scored - seems like they gained yardage in huge chunks with drives they scored TDs on. Holding Utah to 17 was a positive though.
5) BYU is going to be a really interesting game. They play Nebraska, Boise Sate, and UCLA before they play us for their fourth game. That is pretty grueling. My hope is that some of the wind gets knocked out of their sails in at least two of those games, and we execute like we should have against Utah yesterday, to win that game. To go 5-1 into the msu game would be great momentum.
|1 day 7 hours ago||10-2||
|2 days 7 hours ago||Harbaugh||
|5 days 4 hours ago||this||
|5 days 16 hours ago||nike construction/materials are better||
also - you're sad.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Just trolled Valenti on why Michigan will go 6-0||
1) Michigan outgained Utah last year, 301 yds vs. 280yds. Gardener threw 3 interceptions, there was one fumble
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Eh, whatever. Not crazy about||
Eh, whatever. Not crazy about it, but it's pretty subtle so it's rather innocuous.
|3 weeks 4 hours ago||They're fine, I have no issue with them.||
They're fine, I have no issue with them.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Harbaugh!||
|3 weeks 2 days ago||yeah, no.||
there are some things that don't need to be verbalized or written on message boards - this would be one of them; the subtext is enough.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Bummer||
|3 weeks 2 days ago||How about you get IP banned?||
and you let us know how that works out?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||YESSSSSSS||
Looks like the NFL is about to lose in Federal court based on the tone of questioning. F-Yes. #FreeBrady #Harbaugh #GoBlue
|3 weeks 2 days ago||All the better||
When Michigan wins.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||shrug||
maybe for one or two plays. I've seen worse ideas the last eight years.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||hey smartass||
I'll answer the question for you - no charges were filed.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||can we stop this bullshit||
unless charges are filed, it's her word against his. There may be some compelling evidence, but these are allegations, not charges. This is a criminal allegation, handled by police. It stayed as an allegation.No charges were brought against either of these players.
The dismissal from the team is a judgement call, made by the person making that judgement. But that does not make any sort of legal judgement, which is the judgement which matters most.
It's reprehensible that a person on the football team would even be in a situation where this was alledged, but I'm really sick of this things being thrown around without the full context of the situation (a lack of charges being brought)
|6 weeks 3 days ago||this shit is laughable||
Williams? Swarthmore? Pamona?
lol. And don't give me this "they're great schools!" nonsense.
These Forbe articles are nothing but an open hand from Forbes to have these smaller schools get advertisement and for Forbes to get some back door money - enrollment at small liberal art schools has been in decline since the last recession. Gee, I wonder why?
They're paying to have articles/rankings written like this so they can try and reverse the declining enrollment.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||From a game theory/negotiation standpoint||
In order for us to move the contract needle in 14 years, it may need to be a tick (Nike) / tock (somebody else) to get these big bumps.
It will be interested to see what college football looks like in 2031.
|8 weeks 12 hours ago||everybody has to start somewhere||
why not here, and why not now? Also, who are they lining up against that has you worried so much prior to October 17th and the last Saturday in November? Do we not have the coach that can actually take talent and develop it? Is the talent and coaching we face outside of two Saturdays really better? In my estimation, it's not.
Last time I checked, our current guy has done that better than anyone else in the country.
|8 weeks 12 hours ago||tired of the defeatist bullshit here||
which is not based on any forward looking realistic projection. Yes, the past was bad. Really bad. The talent _is there_ though. The coach sucked. He was a talent and food black hole.
If you don't think there will be a marked improvement from the WR group (admitedly, it wouldn't take much) then I would love to hear your thoughts on how Harbaugh must be coachspeak bullshitter with respect to his comment on how he expects this group to compete for a national championship.
|8 weeks 12 hours ago||...||
with a guy who couldn't coach his way out of a paper bag.
Look, there's a reason why Harbaugh said he's looking to win a national championship this year and it's not just coachspeak - the dude knows the hand he has relative to the schedule he's playing; he knows it can be done.
|8 weeks 12 hours ago||have you not read brian's posts or watched the tape?||
Rudock is good. Not great, just good. He actually limits his mistakes and has shown he can thread the needle in the few moments that Iowa asked him to that, which wasn't nearly as often as it should have been, because Iowa.
WR 1 - Chesson
WR 2 - Darboh
RB1 - Johnson
No I don't know the future, but based on what I've seen/heard, that's what I'm going with.
|8 weeks 13 hours ago||I don't see the OOC part as being very tough||
Utah is missing some key personnel where we would definitely benefit from - for our passing game to work on Game 1, we definitely need some help there. And we got it - Ruddock + their two CB's graduating/replacement CB being dismissed from the program.
BYU - tough, but at home. Offense/Defense should start hitting their stride by this game.
Oregon State - win
UNLV - garbage.
Maryland - might be difficult, but we have a talent/coaching advantage.
It's the Minnesota/PSU games that are a bit tricky - playing at night in Happy Valley is never easy. But their OL (still) sucks. We can win that.
sparty - hand to hand combat
ohio state - war
if we can break through and beat sparty, this team gets a huge shot of confidence and is entirely in control of their destiny. And anything can and does happen in games against ohio state.
|8 weeks 14 hours ago||lol at them thinking Michigan||
lol at them thinking Michigan won't be great this year. Uh, guys - Utah is very much looking like a win since their two CB's aren't there/new DC. msu game is the fulcrum - we win that, and it's for all the marbles when osu comes to town.
|8 weeks 17 hours ago||yep||
Golden era was late 90s/early 00s ABC College Football.
God, I miss those days. I can still hum the theme music.
|8 weeks 17 hours ago||I get ESPN||
In 17Mbit from Comcast in MPEG-2. BTN is usually 12-14Mbit. WXYZ Detroit broadcasts in 12mbit.
It may be marginally higher, but not by much.
|8 weeks 17 hours ago||$45/person||
my girlfriend and I pay $50/month for 25mbit down/5mbit up Comcast internet, and $40/month for the TV service via the Slingbox.
So $90 total. I never have to chase down a low bitrate stream, I watch things in 720p @ 60fps, it's legal, and half the price ($180) of the comparable package for other services.
|8 weeks 17 hours ago||yep||
similar thing here - I've got two Slingboxes at the 'rents place with 20mbit upload. Sister lives in Chicago - we pay them $40/month each, capping their bill at $100 (total bill is $180)
|8 weeks 17 hours ago||Sling?||
has ESPN and ESPN2. No BTN though, probably will never have BTN (BTN exists solely to suck money from basic cable subs in footprint) - https://www.sling.com/package