|3 years 14 weeks ago||Maybe the math dictates he||
Maybe the math dictates he didn't make the chart, but I would think Aaron Burbridge will be a handful for any B1G secondary for the next few years. I'd have more concern over him than Mumphery at the very least.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||you have footage of the hit that caused him to not||
you have footage of the hit that caused him to not have legs? when I saw it live I thought he stepped on a broken stick, but he had his bell rung.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Maybe he gets two in the bowl||
Maybe he gets two in the bowl game?
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Merry Christmas and go Blue!||
Merry Christmas and go Blue! Bourbon.
|4 years 5 weeks ago||Fictional +1 for the Binny's||
Fictional +1 for the Binny's reference. Big fan here, big fan...
|4 years 5 weeks ago||An Evan Williams single||
An Evan Williams single barrel bourbon special from Binny's (yea, if you're from Chicagoland you know the glory that is binny's), and after that, everything in the fridge.
Only question, is what succulent meat do I pull from the freezer to grill tomorrow? Decisions, decisions....
|4 years 7 weeks ago||One other thing working||
One other thing working against Cabrera is the league leading number of double plays he's hit into. Cabrera is probably the most feared/respected hitter in baseball right now, but Trout is having a fantastic all around year.
Still time for MIggy to make up some ground, or for Trout to fall off though. Would love to see Cabrera win it.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Bulleit bourbon,and it's||
Bulleit bourbon,and it's fantastic
|4 years 33 weeks ago||Not impressed with Beileins||
Not impressed with Beileins offense this big ten season so far. Still doesn't have a counter to teams hedging the high pick and roll, not executing on any backdoor plays his offense is supposedly known for. Just very disappointing offense.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||
Nice choice. Sam Adams Latitude ipa... Was on sale and i'm a bargain shopper
|4 years 35 weeks ago||it sucks that Ohio didn't get||
it sucks that Ohio didn't get hit harder by the NCAA sanctions, but with that said, it's better for us and the big 10 to have Michigan and Ohio strong. Nothing better than beating a great Ohio team in the game. Having both teams strong and relevant nationally is needed to battle the SEC as a top footbaw conference.
And as somebody else stated above, he's flipping recruits from MSU and PSU. If he starts beating Hoke head to head for recruits consistently I'll worry, but it seems like Hoke and staff can handle their business very well so at this time, no concerns.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||O-Line depth (lack of)||
Molk leaving, no o-line depth, and playing Bama 1st game of next year. Outlook is grim for that game.
|4 years 49 weeks ago||
Didn't miss anything. My point is you make teams pay for stupid penalties and they won't continue. Let them get away with it and they own you for four years. I have faith Hoke remembers this next year and the team will be better for it in the long run.
|4 years 49 weeks ago||
Everyone stop whining. We could have taken advantage of the numerous 15 yd personal fouls but we couldn't. The team needed to man up and make sparty pay and they couldn't do it. On to the next one.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||"Hoke carries a big gun"||
That's what she said?
|4 years 52 weeks ago||Don't be too concerned. With||
Don't be too concerned. With another year of quality coaching, Ash, QWashington, BWC will all be better. Even though none will be the equal of Martin, having depth will balance it out. Also, improved linebacker play as well as deeper depth in the secondary along with more familiarity with Mattison's scheme, the D will be fine.
|5 years 3 days ago||Costco Bourbon. Not bad, but||
Costco Bourbon. Not bad, but not great. Happy to be 4-0, but have a feeling that B1G play will be reminscent of the last 2 years.
|5 years 3 days ago||But, if people can't be||
But, if people can't be ridulously over reactive on the inter-webz, where can they be?
On the serious side, I don't disagree with your sentiment, but c'mon, you don't expect to get anywhere with logic on a blog do you?
|5 years 3 weeks ago||Yea, FUGLY doesn't begin to||
Yea, FUGLY doesn't begin to describe how bad Georgia's uni's are...
|5 years 3 weeks ago||Leinei's October Fest.||
Leinei's October Fest. Nothing too special, but still good.
|5 years 3 weeks ago||Next time hang the misteltoe||
Next time hang the misteltoe from your beltbuckle. Much classier, and with a better upside.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||Anyone notice how Fred||
Anyone notice how Fred Jackson told the other backs to watch V Smith to see how it's done during the footwork drills? I'm betting there is still a role in this offense for Smith (just please don't be short yardage, please don't be short yardage, please...).
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Let's be honest...||
That could be the best response to a media question that I've ever heard. Fantastic.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||I stand corrected...||
I stand corrected...
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Yes, you most likely are.||
Yes, you most likely are.
|5 years 9 weeks ago||
Which thread hoss? This one doesn't spell it out chief. You referencing the deleted thread that nobody can reference anymore pal? Just curious what you're getting at bud....
|5 years 10 weeks ago||Dump Rayburn and Inge.||
Dump Rayburn and Inge. Addition by subtraction...
|5 years 10 weeks ago||Thanks - I actually just||
Thanks - I actually just called their ticket office and single game Big Ten Conf games go on sale 8/22.
|5 years 10 weeks ago||Anybody know the best way to||
Anybody know the best way to purchase tix for the Michigan away games? I'm looking to get tix to the Northwestern game in Evanston. N'Western's website isn't clear on when they release their single game tickets for sale. Can we buy them from the UM Box Office?
|5 years 11 weeks ago||
Just got it using chrome. On my android phone to post this...
|5 years 15 weeks ago||Only think worse than wearing||
Only think worse than wearing these uniforms would be losing in them. Win, and they'll be SWEET!
|5 years 22 weeks ago||
|5 years 22 weeks ago||
It's partly power and partly Verlander being stubborn and trying to k every batter. Getting his fastball down may not help his k total but would induce more groundouts and lower his pitch counts.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||
Hawk is the worst announcer ever. Dude is a homer to the extent that he can't call an honest game.
|5 years 26 weeks ago||I'm currently living in||
I'm currently living in Chicago, and Cubs fans have been saying "maybe this year" for many years now... Don't get your hopes up. I would hope he'd break through, but he may be a guy destined to be at 3 or lower on the depth chart his entire career.
|5 years 28 weeks ago||Goose Island Honkers Ale. A||
Goose Island Honkers Ale. A solid beer and it was on sale at the Jewel - Osco...
Oh, and Michigan is going to the tournament bitches, so I'm going to keep on drinking em!!!
Cheers to Muppets!
|5 years 33 weeks ago||Now What????||
What the hell am I going to do with myself now that signing day is over? Hitting F5 while at work was literally the only thing getting me through most days over the last month.
Spring practice just can't get here fast enough...
|5 years 35 weeks ago||Kirkland variety pack... Good||
Kirkland variety pack... Good beer at a great price
|5 years 35 weeks ago||Catching the ball, holding||
Catching the ball, holding the ball... being able to run the ball consistently with anyone not named Robinson.
Don't get me wrong - I liked the RR offense. But to state that there wasn't room for significant fundamental improvement is just not accurate - IMO.
|5 years 36 weeks ago||Height can be an issue from||
Height can be an issue from the pocket, but with Denard if you can put him on a roll out with run/pass options in space.... it's a defensive nightmare.
|5 years 36 weeks ago||Classy move by RR . I wish||
Classy move by RR . I wish the guy well in the future. it seems the cards and alums were stacked against the guy from the start in ann arbor.
I'm behind Hoke and the team, but RR always represented michigan well during his time here and I wish him the best.
|5 years 36 weeks ago||We'll be a better offense and||
We'll be a better offense and team with Denard's carries going down from a sheer attempts standpoint. For lack of a better analogy I'll go with the quality over quantity meme. I'd like to see Denard refine his passing skills so that when he does carry the ball it's not solely the QB draw/dive over tackle that gets him beat up.
I'm not saying we don't run the pure QB draw any more, just saying if he's more of a passing threat the more he can exploit defenses when they drop back in coverage and he scrambles for HUGE yards.
Part of Denard being able to cut down on carries is improvement from the running game via the RB's. If Hoke's Offense can get a good down hill running game going the sky is the limit with Denard in the backfield. His personal #'s could decrease, but over all productivity of the offense would see huge gains from more balance.
|5 years 36 weeks ago||Last I remember reading on||
Last I remember reading on here was there were questions regarding Rawls being able to qualify academically. Has anyone heard word on whether that has been resolved? I was under the impression that was the only item holding up his offer.
|5 years 36 weeks ago||Hoke needs to keep the||
Hoke needs to keep the pipelines open to TX and CA, however if he doesn't have in roads to FL he needs to get on it ASAP. There is just way to much talent down there to not recruit it.
Under Bo, Mo, Lloyd (and even RR pulling Lewan from AZ) - Michigan always recruited nationally, and needs to continue to do so.
|5 years 36 weeks ago||I'd love to see at least one||
I'd love to see at least one DT in this class. I'm not saying we don't need other positions shored up as well, but I was concerned about the lack of DT recruits under RR and I still am.
Regardless of coach or philosophy, the team that can dominate the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball stands a better chance of winning, and I'm concerned about our D line depth over the next few years if we don't start landing some guys .
|5 years 36 weeks ago||It's not your TV||
It's not your TV
|5 years 36 weeks ago||Compared to Denard, yea Luck||
Compared to Denard, yea Luck is lumbering. But compared to other quarterbacks not named Denard, Vick, or Young, Luck is pretty damned athletic - with an arm cannon to boot.
|5 years 36 weeks ago||I wasn't trying to imply "rr||
I wasn't trying to imply "rr recruited small players". I'm sure you heard Speilman's comments either in the game or rehashed here on the blog. He basically said nobody on our D would start on another Big 10 school - outside of Martin.
There was some additional comments, but the basic premise was that Michigan used to pump D talent into the NFL, and nobody currently playing on M's D was at that level.
Maybe some of the freshmen grow into that, maybe they don't, but our current talent/production was what he was speaking to, and that's what I was referencing in my post.
|5 years 36 weeks ago||Is Darren Kitchen (kid we||
Is Darren Kitchen (kid we were dangling an offer on from Louisiana) still available? Word early on was he wanted to commit to Michigan but the offer wasn't extended because Michigan was in on a few more highly rated prospects.
Well - we have plenty of room now to take a few lower rated prospects in an attempt to salvage/fill out the class.
|5 years 36 weeks ago||Based on the initial comments||
Based on the initial comments in this thread, I'm guessing this isn't a popular idea. I'm not sure why it would be totally shot down. Bama runs a "pro style" offense, and they had many offensive sets that utilized the pistol formation, with decent to great success.
I'm not sure it needs to be a base formation, but there's no reason not to use it as a change of pace.
Personally I'd like to see Pistol, shotgun, under center I formation, double tight end packages, etc... As long as execution is solid the more that we can throw at opposing defenses the better.
|5 years 36 weeks ago||One of these things is not||
One of these things is not like the others.... Leinies makes some decent beer, but is definitely not craft beer.
|5 years 36 weeks ago||I didn't see Dierdorf's||
I didn't see Dierdorf's comments, but Spielman summed up our recruiting and current talent level very well during the Wisconsin game. It hurt to hear it, but I couldn't find fault with anything he said.
|5 years 36 weeks ago||Yet his big wins came at WVU,||
Yet his big wins came at WVU, so who really cares?
|5 years 37 weeks ago||Tom Hammond looks like an 80||
Tom Hammond looks like an 80 year old woman. He may have skipped wardrobe, but dude is always wearing serious make-up.
|5 years 37 weeks ago||The site can always use some||
The site can always use some new blood. Your schtick is a tired one...
|5 years 37 weeks ago||Not a good business decision.||
Not a good business decision. He can always complete his degree in the off season or via Online courses (if available), but the $$$ that goes along with being the consensus over all #1 pick may not be.
That said - it's obviously his choice, just hope it's not one he regrets.
|5 years 37 weeks ago||So you're in full support of||
So you're in full support of a drawn out, in depth national coaching search beginning on January 5th? That's moronic...
|5 years 37 weeks ago||I think every day that goes||
I think every day that goes by and we don't have a coach, both UM and DB are EPIC FAILS.
|5 years 37 weeks ago||The SDSU linebacker actually||
The SDSU linebacker actually diagnosed a mis-direction play and had a TFL. Color me impressed.
If DB can't lock in a bigger name in 24hrs, get hoke in here. We need someone in place to try to salvage what we can from this years recruiting class as well as minimize the inevitable attrition that will happen.
|5 years 38 weeks ago||Keeping RR should not be an||
Keeping RR should not be an option at this point.
|5 years 38 weeks ago||after Carr retired, we had to||
after Carr retired, we had to settle on our 3rd (possibly 4th choice) and hire RR. What makes anyone think that someone better is out there and would want to come to this mess?
Oh yea, "Cuz we're Michigan, rah rah rah".... We're actually a joke right now, and if Harbaugh doesn't come we'll be in the middle of yet another drawn out coaching search.
|5 years 38 weeks ago||JH would be the obvious #1||
JH would be the obvious #1 choice, but since it doesn't look like it will pan out, Hoke seems to be a solid backup plan.
Just about any coach will be a vast improvement over the current albatross of a coaching staff and the complete shambles the program is in.
Just wish our AD would get on with the "process" and end all of this freaking drama. Show RR the door so we can get someone in and move on with recruiting.
|5 years 38 weeks ago||Based on early returns, one||
Based on early returns, one could say the same about the Big 10.
|5 years 38 weeks ago||Brady Hoke would be an||
Brady Hoke would be an upgrade. N.o sarcasm at all
|5 years 40 weeks ago||We need at least one dt in||
We need at least one dt in this class. Hopefully the staff can get a late push on some guys.
|5 years 40 weeks ago||Oak Aged Arrogant Bastard Ale||
Oak Aged Arrogant Bastard Ale by Stone Brewery. It is excellent.
|5 years 40 weeks ago||I was at that game, and I||
I was at that game, and I still feel no better about it... But - along that line of thought they are probably an upper tier MAC team if they were in the MAC this year.
|5 years 40 weeks ago||In regards to Time of Possession||
If the D could stop anyone, they'd get off the field sooner. They couldn't stop ANYONE and were therefore on the field all game long.
Just as an offense can score quickly, some Defenses actually force these amazing things called 3 and outs, where the opposing offense has to use a player called a "punter", and your offense gets to go back on the field with the ball, allowing your Defense to go to the sideline.
|5 years 40 weeks ago||Blakes a great get, happy to||
Blakes a great get, happy to see another commit, especially a highly ranked one.
Now..... NEED D LINEMEN.
|5 years 40 weeks ago||I'd rather win on the field||
I'd rather win on the field than in the hypothetical recruiting rankings, and MSU has won 3 in a row now, so I'm guessing he doesn't care that M just pulled in a highly rated DB.
|5 years 41 weeks ago||Where are the DT commits?||
Where are the DT commits? Football games are won and lost in the trenches, and I'm fearing that this part of the team is extremely lacking.
We're losing some seniors from what wasn't a great line this year, and replacing them with Redshirt freshman and a position switch player in Q Washington. Martin and RVB will be great and solid if healthy, J Black looks promising, after that...
We're basically an angry michigan DL hating god tantrum away from next years DL being equivalent to this years secondary.
|5 years 41 weeks ago||Good points. Was just curious||
Good points. Was just curious (hoping)...
|5 years 41 weeks ago||Any chance he's an early||
Any chance he's an early enrollee? Just curious based on the stated gpa.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||Another great recruiting||
Another great recruiting update. I really wish we were in on more DT / DL prospects. I know we got Ash and Talbott last year but I still feel like we need more size up front on D to complement the likes of Martin / Van Bergen, as well as create depth. Hopefully some of the guys on the list (Jernigan) come through on signing day.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||Please tell me you meant this||
Please tell me you meant this as /s....?
Please no Pam Ward.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||Why not some Rotel or||
Why not some Rotel or Velveeta signs?
|5 years 43 weeks ago||I wouldn't be upset to see||
I wouldn't be upset to see him go. After 3 years the program isn't where it should be. There are valid arguments for how it got so bad, but he's had enough time to show more progress, and he hasn't.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||Cool! Maybe RR can go back||
Cool! Maybe RR can go back to WVU....
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Doubt it. I think he was||
Doubt it. I think he was just providing an honest assessment of the D. Very accurate assessment as well.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||I think for our Offense to||
I think for our Offense to duplicate what they did in the IL game, we need OSU's D to impersonate the IL D...
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Agreed on your comment about||
Agreed on your comment about the 90's. The one thing with OSU in the Cooper years though is that they won just about every game except the Michigan game. RR can't say the same with his sub-par Big Ten record.
Would love to flip the script Saturday, but I think it would take a miracle...
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Losing 6 in a row doesn't||
Losing 6 in a row doesn't make a rivalry. I understand the historical value of the game, but it's not even a competitive rivalry right now.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Prediction:||
Michigan Wins when:
Michigan loses when:
|5 years 44 weeks ago||All of the "losses" that the||
All of the "losses" that the OP notes are just standard turnover for those teams. They are all established programs at this point, especially OSU, so they simply reload. Michigan used to do this as well, going from the likes of Rob Renes, to Gabe Watson, to Alan Branch, and Lamar Woodley to Brandan Graham.
Now, we go from Brandon Graham to Greg Banks and Jibreel Black. Whether RR or Gerg stay long term, or a new regime comes in, the program has a long way to go to get back to solid footing.
Footnote - Jibreel may end up being a stud, but freshman Jibreel does not equal Jr. or Sr. B. Graham.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Only losers take offense to||
Only losers take offense to these type of comments. If IU didn't like getting rolled with 83 points, field a D and slow them down. If MI didn't like getting trucked for over 300 yds on the ground, field a D that can stop it. But when you can't stop it, the team and the fan base should just accept it and try to learn from it, not whine and complain about it.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Yea, Denard is great and what||
Yea, Denard is great and what he's been able to accomplish in this offense is amazing. However he's still arm punting quite a bit even though that should improve.
The main problem with the team though is that there are 3 phases to a football team and Michigan is absolutely HORRIBLE in 2 of them. The D and Special Teams are plain bad. RR in his 3rd year should have a better handle on both and people still want to make excuses about attrition and bare cupboards. I'm not jumping up and down saying he needs to be fired, but I have serious doubts that he can turn this thing around and get the D going. Brandon is going to have to make a tough decision on whether or not RR can learn from his mistakes (and possibly part with some loyal D staff) to get this team back on track.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Thanks Boyz for posting||
Thanks Boyz for posting these.
I liked how Brandy got all poetic in the intro - "...and in the gloaming of an Indiana afternoon, Michigan was victorious."
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Buffalo Trace Bourbon - on||
Buffalo Trace Bourbon - on the rocks. Possibly a few Leinie's later on (Winter variety pack in the fridge).
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Yea, cuz you've seen Dee Hart||
Yea, cuz you've seen Dee Hart make other HS kids look dumb, so you have all this proof that he would've taken that carry to the house.
Kids a talent, but let's see him in camp next year before we start claiming he's better than our current stable of backs...
|5 years 44 weeks ago||I understand your point, but||
I understand your point, but at the same time it appears that Demens was a clear upgrade over Ezeh at MLB, which means the D staff had 2 guys playing out of position so to speak.
Not saying I know more than Gerg, just saying that Gerg may have missed on these positions.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Better late than never, but||
Better late than never, but if he looks good there again next week it'll make us wonder even more if Gerg and the staff can put the players in positions to succeed.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Also - if a playoff was in||
Also - if a playoff was in place for the 1997 season (1998 Bowl Rose Bowl) we wouldn't have had to endure the Tom Osborne going away present and split the national title. We would have had the chance to beat their asses on the field.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Screw the BCS system. It's a||
Screw the BCS system. It's a joke. Every NCAA division championship is settled on the field via a playoff, except the one division of football that anyone cares about.
16 team playoff, utilizing conf champions and a few at large bids. Regular season games still matter because teams need to win their conference in order to get in.
Latest issue of SI had a respectable bracket format/proposal. I'm not opposed to other bracket proposals, but for god's sake, settle it on the field.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||I agree with you whole||
I agree with you whole heartedly. I'd like to see us score more points than Wisconsin this week, and then 2 weeks from now, score more point than osu.
Simple request right?!?
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Some mis-direction off of our||
Some mis-direction off of our prime running play - Denard left / Denard right would be awesome. I think (and i'll be the first to admit that I'm not of coaching caliber) that Michigan has to open the play book on O and D against wiscy and OSU to have a chance. I just don't think we measure up to either team yet...
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Hopefully a coaching search||
Hopefully a coaching search isn't required in the near future, just saying I feel much more secure with DB at the helm of of the athletic dept than Bill Martin.
Martin may have been the architect of the Big House renovations, but his coaching search after Lloyd Carr retired was a complete cluster f*&K.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||It's been getting away from||
It's been getting away from him a lot lately. Folks can blame it on the rain if they want (maybe it even played a role yesterday), but he's also been having major brain cramps in big 10 play.
He's still a sophomore and should improve, just hoping the learning curve speeds up for the next 2 weeks because similar performances as Purdue and IL going against WI and OSU will be doom.
So tired of losing to OSU - please be the year, please be the year, please be the year...
|5 years 45 weeks ago||We'll see if the light stays||
We'll see if the light stays on against Wiscy next week. Purdue's offense is a joke.
Hopefully the win builds some confidence for them though.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||So you're saying there's a||
So you're saying there's a chance?
|5 years 45 weeks ago||I'm sorry - what did you say?||
I'm sorry - what did you say? I'm too busy looking at your avatar... mmmm boobies.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Neither||
I'm happy as hell that Michigan got to 7 wins, but haven't seen anything from them to show me that they can hold up against the top tier of the big 10. I'm hopeful for good results, and will be watching both games, but my expectations are that we'll see similar games as the MSU, PSU, Iowa debacles.
I always say if they don't turn the ball over they can compete, but they ALWAYS turn over the ball.
Regardless - we're 7-5 and going to a bowl. 2011 expectations will be higher with more experience across the board (and hopefully a decent kicking game?).
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Kinda funny. But at the same||
Kinda funny. But at the same time, he's majoring in football, so did you really expect anything different?
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Great point||
I was thinking the same thing. After moving to Chicago I see random McMahon stories in the media here and all the guy does these days is golf and drink (great life in my book!). Howeva - one would think that all the boozeing can't help any brain injuries he received while playing.
Interesting side note - I read a story about him golfing in all these celebrity golf outings and fund raisers. Apparently he golfs barefoot. He's living the dream in his retirement.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||Calm down and enjoy the||
Calm down and enjoy the humor. I'm laughing my ass off at work - don't try to ruin this for me please.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||Agreed. I began to chuckle||
Agreed. I began to chuckle at my desk upon reading that portion as well. At least I'm not the only one.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||"They got us rubbed off||
"They got us rubbed off pretty good, but the pressure got to him first."
-- That's what She Said.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||watching the replay it looked||
watching the replay it looked like Q Washington played in the goal line package. I didn't notice that when I was watching live. Will be interesting to see how he did once the UFR comes out...
|5 years 46 weeks ago||Agreed. Pelini seems to have||
Agreed. Pelini seems to have them on the right track.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||I'll be happy if no true||
I'll be happy if no true freshman DB's play next year... Not trying to be an ass with this reply, just stating that I truly hope all the current freshman and red-shirt freshman actually stick with the program, hit the weight room, study film, have a great spring/fall camp, and take all the positions next year as sophomores so we can finally start fielding a real D.
I don't think I could take it if we have to depend on true freshman in key spots again next year.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||I would venture to say that||
I would venture to say that over the past 2 years Sparty has gained control of in state recruiting, and they look to have a lead over us for 2011 as well...
|5 years 47 weeks ago||I agree it was funny, but||
I agree it was funny, but then I thought how much longer until the Michigan fan base says the same about the OSU game?
And then I just got sad...
|5 years 48 weeks ago||Hey - how did Mrs.||
Hey - how did Mrs. Doubtfire's head get up in the sky like that?
|5 years 48 weeks ago||I would hope that RR is still||
I would hope that RR is still here for that game, as that would mean we made it though this year and probably turned the corner so to speak in 2011. However, from what I understand (mostly what's been discussed on this blog) of Dave Brandon, I don't believe for a second he'd hold back on an organizational change if he thought that the person in place wasn't getting it done, regardless of our schedule, or what a change would impact on a short term basis.
Again - hopefully this is all a moot point once we have a great bowl win this year and move on to higher expectations and results in 2011 and beyond!
|5 years 48 weeks ago||I'd like Inge as a utility||
I'd like Inge as a utility player, but as an everyday 3rd basemen he's just another hole in the Tigers lineup.
I didn't see the $$ values in the article, but if it's at a discount from his previous contract it could be a decent signing. He was overpaid for the production he had for his previous deal - just my opinion.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||Wow. Not sure what was||
Wow. Not sure what was funnier to me. The content of that post, or the antique 1994 feel of that blog. What a painful user experience for those poor ND fans.
Makes me appreciate the MGOBLOG even more - if that's even possible...
|5 years 49 weeks ago||Actually, he did it twice.||
Actually, he did it twice.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||I love Shaw's blocking and||
I love Shaw's blocking and straight line speed, but it seems he often dances behind the line too much if there isn't a huge hole available. In the Iowa game it seemed like RR got on him after a run like this when he kept moving laterally instead of taking the 1-2 yards available and living to fight on another down.
I'm really hoping to see more of Hopkins as well. If its the blocking assignments that are keeping him from getting more playing time, the bye week can maybe help address some of those issues. I like having a larger back to platoon in regularly to beat up the opposing teams front 7, especially since we've been dependent on longer scoring drives in Conference play (aside from the long Denard run against the Hoosiers).
|5 years 49 weeks ago||Knowledgeable as in the tripe||
Knowledgeable as in the tripe you just posted? Pot - meet Kettle.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||I don't feel as though I'm||
I don't feel as though I'm ignoring the reality of the situation at all. I just refuse to think of it as an acceptable situation for Michigan football to be in.
There are a long list of excuses for this staff, but they've had 3 years and and we're still seeing the same product in conference play. I hope that they use the bye week and right the ship, but I have no reason to believe that this team is any different than last years based on what we've seen to date.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||all the players were admitted||
all the players were admitted to Michigan, so I'm guessing they don't have a learning disability. Which unfortunately means their coach is the one that's clueless...
|5 years 49 weeks ago||I'm stating that in 3 years||
I'm stating that in 3 years he hasn't fielded a competent team that plays sound fundamental football. I'm not inferring anything, proof is in front of a national tv audience on Saturdays in the fall.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||Some will take the positives||
Some will take the positives out of any loss. However, the things that beat this team today were TO's and penalties. Both are attributable to poor coaching.
Not to mention that half of our defense can't tackle without grabbing the opposing teams facemask. How many 3rd and 9+ will we give up this year? No improvement from last year, and anyone who says differently needs to remove the tinted glasses and look objectively at the product on the field.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||How many of those yards are||
How many of those yards are attributable to Iowa being content to work the clock? Regardless of your thoughts on that question, an L is an L, and this team looks the same as last years. Big games, big moments, against good teams, and they shit the bed...
I guess we'd be undefeated in the MAC or Big East, but there are good teams in the Big 11 and we don't measure up.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||Decent Defenses are forcing||
Decent Defenses are forcing Mich to work it down the field, and without the big play RR's offense seems to stall.
Not to mention the fact that he seems to constantly go away from things that work, like pulling hopkins for smith. Also on D, Demens was in for first 2 series, then in comes Obi getting pancaked in the hole by a pulling guard.
It's so frustrating watching Michigan football not even be competitive with the upper echelon of the Big 10 (which now includes Sparty).
|5 years 49 weeks ago||Michigan is a poorly coached||
Michigan is a poorly coached team. Nobody knows to cover a blocked FG? How many penalties? Also, apparently our coaches teach our players to tackle via grabbing the opposing teams facemask.
2010 is looking a lot like 2009. Bring on the Harbaugh rumors and another 3 year rebuilding effort.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||If Michigan's D could||
If Michigan's D could understand how to defend a 3rd and 16 as comprehensively as I understand the points system, I'd feel better about today's matchup.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||I'm going to go out on a limb||
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say neither...
Need to outscore everyone this year - that's the only way we're going to beat anyone.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||I knew Buffalo was MAC, but||
I knew Buffalo was MAC, but had no clue on Louisiana-Monroe. Was more of a general comment though that I really hope we no longer schedule any 1-AA teams. Nothing to gain by it, and everything to lose...
|5 years 49 weeks ago||Please - no 1-AA schools. We||
Please - no 1-AA schools. We don't need that level of letdown after the team is jacked to play Bama (on national tv) then come home to a similar team as UMASS was this year.
Could be disaster...
|5 years 49 weeks ago||I'm excited about adding Bama||
I'm excited about adding Bama to the schedule, but 2012 is shaping up to be a BRUTAL schedule:
Hope Michigan can figure out how to play Defense by 2012 or it will be a painful season.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||Is it really considered depth||
Is it really considered depth if they're all just mediocre? I'm saying mediocre because some players are just not great, others have high potential but need develop.
Hope I'm wrong in my assessment, but I'm thinking it's going to be another rough year.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||It's great to hear he's||
It's great to hear he's taking accountability for the mistakes - he's just a sophomore QB and a bad game was due. A true leader backs up his words though, so we'll see how he handles things against Iowa. I'm expecting their D to pose more problems than MSU's, so he's going to have to be on top of his game.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||My signature holds an||
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|5 years 50 weeks ago||Would be interesting to see||
Would be interesting to see if they could get a JUCO through the admissions office. Michigan hasn't been able to go the JUCO route very often.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||A LB that Bama is recruiting?||
A LB that Bama is recruiting? If he's good enough for Bama's D, he could probably start on ours right now.
In all seriousness though, RR needs to get in on more impact players on D, as has been rehashed here on the blog frequently.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||Recruiting news has been a||
Recruiting news has been a complete let-down recently. At lease there haven't been any transfers lately...
|5 years 51 weeks ago||Thanks for the embeds.||
Thanks for the embeds. Always amazed at how LARGE Mike Martin is.
|6 years 1 day ago||I'll be worried the entire||
I'll be worried the entire Big 10 schedule because our Defense is putrid. Gerg needs to perform magic to make me believe he's earning his paycheck. If we see progress from a tackling, gap responsibility, and coverage standpoint I can deal with the breakdowns. However, I've seen nothing to date that alleviates the puckering of my arse every time the other team has the ball....
|6 years 1 day ago||Why would you want Michigan||
Why would you want Michigan to get a good to great record beating up on the likes of Minnesota? I am hopeful they can make major strides this year and make a bowl, but in all seriousness if they don't start beating the likes of Wisconsin, Iowa, Sparty, and most importantly OSU, then who cares what the overall record is...???
|6 years 1 day ago||Was that 2-way player||
Was that 2-way player Marecic? Great article on him in SI this week. Plays fullback and MLB for the Cardinal. Sounds like a guy that any program would be proud of having.
|6 years 1 day ago||Not specific to this play,||
Not specific to this play, but I noticed in this game that WVU is using the huddle, as opposed to the RR no huddle spread. With the tools at his disposal (Noel Devine, etc...) why change Offensive philosophy?
|6 years 1 day ago||If you got em burn em. No||
If you got em burn em. No rule against using your time outs....
|6 years 6 weeks ago||Kordell Stewart and Beanie||
Kordell Stewart and Beanie Wells breaking off yet another between the tackles TD run...