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|5 days 12 hours ago||Jarrod Wilson||
Brian, I know you mentioned Dymonte is fast, but watch that long Barkley run. The angles are tough, but I think Wilson outran Dymonte.
Also, on the play in the 4th quarter I believe at the goal line, where they ran to outside. Wilson was on an island and played the run outside perfectly. He turned on the jets to stop the runner on the 2. Great play. If we had LB there, that is a TD..
He saved two touchdowns there.
I know you have been very complimentary of him, but not sure any of us really appreciate how "boring" he is.
He is damn good and has got to be one of the top safeties in 15 year? I know he is not a big hitter, but he is pretty damn good.
|1 week 9 hours ago||Voldemort vs Darth Vader||
Who the hell do we root for!!!
|1 week 2 days ago||fair point||
That is exactly what my buddy said. I am probably overemphasizing last saturday.
Honest question, who would you rather play. Northwestern, Minnesota or IU? If I had to rank, I would put IU last. Record be damned.
|1 week 2 days ago||Funny||
I am 50 and he is 55, I am not even sure we know what sexting is!!!
|1 week 2 days ago||Interesting comment||
One of my co-workers is an IU grad. Just got off the phone with him and we talked about this game ( I did "accidently" text him early Saturday evening a GO BLUE txt) for the first time this week.
IU fans are so sick of Kevin Wilson, they want him gone. I felt weird defending the guy, but as an objective observer that guy is doing pretty good for IU. I know there record is bad, but if they can become bowl eligible, I would not want to be the team to face them.
He mentioned how they are happy with the offense but frustrated that he can't get a defense. As he was ranting about this fact, I had to interrupt him and remind of our RR days sans Jeff Casteel. Who can forget the glorious Illinois game victory 67 -65!
My point is that I think IU fans are crazy to get rid of this guy, he has not done a good job of getting DB's and LB. But it is frickin IU!!! I would give this guy time and if he gets any kind of defense they could be a solid team in the big ten for years.
THis was the main critique of RR, Michigan can and should recruit top athlets for both side of the ball.
BTW, his daughters HS just beat Brandon Peters team and he reiterated that he is the real deal. It did lead to further frustration about why IU can't get Peters, Kiel or Johnson.
|1 week 2 days ago||Oh no||
The top reference was LOTR!
I chuckled at the moria reference. Well played Brian, well played.
|1 week 3 days ago||I guess||
But do you want guys afraid of competition at our most important position? QB is not a tenured position.
Look at OSU and Alabama at RB, they get a stud every frickin year. Guys keep signing.
|1 week 3 days ago||Not really||
You give up a scholarship for one year for the opportunity to see if he can play? That is the downside. Period. Plus, you don't think he will get a medical evaluation prior to coming on board? After what we heard about Matt Falcon, I think Harbaugh looks pretty closely at that stuff.
Harbaugh loves competition. He says it all the time, he lives it ( see Grant Newsome). Guys who come here better know they earn it every year and Tom Brady could be recruited the year after you. You have to compete.
Or we could hypothetically not recruit a QB after Morris, because that was a side deal ( I don't know if it is true). How did that work out?
|1 week 3 days ago||Because there is no frickin downside||
At most he ties up a scholarship for a year, kind of like Wayne Lyons. But his upside is huge. I believe he was mentioned as a sleeper for Heisman.
C'mon guys this one is easy, if he wants to come. Hot damn.
|1 week 6 days ago||funny you mention this (not really)||
Wwill be very curious what the UFR shows, but there were numerous times Jordan ran into a pile and got hung up a second and then squirted through. I am yelling at the screen "tackle him!!" It appeared our linemen could not disengage or get their hands free, ever. Also on some of the runs off the edge, Wormley especially could not disengage.
This could be great ol coaching or holding, or somewhere in between. But it was extremely noticable.
Yes this could be sour grapes, but I have never seen it this bad. That being said IU got screwed on a lot of calls too. That offensive pass interference was a life saver for us. Terrible call.
Also on a different note, I can't remember a worse 15 minutes that the third quarter. Man it started bad and just kept getting worse, penalties, missed field goal, etc.... Terrible play call to open the second half. Just terrible. Maybe they saw something at half time, but that play took the wind out of the team and then the punt return, yeck.
One of the few times, the coaching noticably aggravated me.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Must be a joke||
Michigan has no nfl players, especially not Jourdan Lewis, Willie Henry, Chris Wormley and Jabrill Peppes (after next year). Dear nfl all of the above players suck. Do not visit ann arbor.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||No I meant Morten||
Morten kicked the winner for the saints, damn him. But Gary missed the gimme that he never should have missed.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Heartbeaking game||
Similar feeling to the O'Neill MSU game. Not the same (MSU Game was worse), but similar. All Favre had to do was fall down and they kick a field goal and go to Super Bowl.
But the 98 Vikings were LOADED. That was a heartbreaking loss. Damn Morten "Sparty" Andersen, damn him.
At least the Vikes have been to super bowls and been very good, so I can't complain to all the Lion's fans here.
I don't know how a franchise can be this bad for this long.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||DId not know||
Thanks for pointing that out.
Just watched the 30 for 30 on McCartney, man I forgot about all that stuff ( not God damn Kordell Stewart though).
He appeared to be loved by his players and also helped fight some of the racism they encountered in Boulder. But man is he out there on the continuum for religion.
What a great coach though and another in the BO tree.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||as a viking fan (long story)||
I completely agree. The NFC championship game was horrible. I know Favre does not have many fans here, but they were trying to hurt him, bad.
The shot today with the elbow was brutal. The NFL is a joke if they do nothing.
I know it will still be a brutal game, but this guy needs to be used as an example. Guilty till proven innocent.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||agree 100% on LB||
That is a huge need. We need way more athleticism back there. I personally don't put WR that high. If Cole can improve with a redshirt year and Harris can put on some weight I think our WR are above average. I would love a speed guy too, but I think the need at LB is severe.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Well played sir||
Any reference to the Malachi crunch from Happy Days gets the post of the year.
Nice write up on the game too.
|4 weeks 12 hours ago||Not even close||
He would have temp tags. I work for a manufacturer. My plates say "MFGR", a dealer plate says "DLR". Temp tags are for 30 days and that is what he would have had. If he had a loaner while his car was being worked on then he could have dealer plates, but that would be unusual, but not unheard of.
Somebody needs to find out when his car went in for service.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I agree||
However, for some of the 5 stars that may not be as academically inclined the money plus the higher standards might be tough to overcome.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||My sentiments exactly||
With all the louisville crap and Jalen's comments it is amazing how well M does to get the guys they do, especially when combined with the academic standards (ND too as much as it pains me to say).
Makes me appreciate Jabrill even more. Not just him, but can you imagine the offers he must have gotten? low six figures easy.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Appreciate the effort||
I really do, I am too chicken to start posts, but...
I don't agree. The whole point of the deep ball discussion is not that we shouldn't do it, it is that we CAN"T do it.
Most of the long ball throws are not even close to being intercepted and even if they were they would be armpunts with the opponent in bad field position.
I have seen very few arguments that start wtih "Darn I wish Rudock would not have tried to throw to Chesson when he was wide open for a touchdown" They are more related to" Darn he missed the wide open receiver again, or he underthrew Darboh by 20 yards"
You have to have this option in your offense or the safeties sneak in on every play and the short passing game is clogged up.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I love this blog||
Thanks for the summary. You should add a donate here button.
Once again when arguing with other fans, I can sound intelligent.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Ok||
McDowell, hand and Rojo?
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Absolutely no downside!!||
This is a silly argument. We take him. Yes, please.
It may say something about what is on the roster next year, it may not. He has a tremendous ceiling and you have have O''Korn and Gentry behind him.
O'korn is probably an upgrade over Rudock (maye a substantial one) and Gentry played football in NM. Not sure how ready he is at this point. He could be great, but give him time.
Harbaugh has always said he loves competition. He wants Qb's who are not afraid to compete everyday.
This would be awesome if we get him. Maybe O'korn beats him out, who knows.
There will be significant transfers from M in the QB department, it is inevitable.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||agreed||
Glad you started this thread
I could not watch replays long after game, but when they showed Harbaugh and how he handled it, I was so impressed.
He didn't shout, show anger, nothing. Can you image Brian Kelly?
His comment about steel spine. Just great.
This is the worst loss I can remember and still in shock. But other than dealing with Sparty slappies, we are in a good place.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Yes I do||
Please tell me what happens if he catches the ball and punts it? A play practiced thousands of time under intense pressure. I'll help. We win.
We can all argue that if we just get a first down, chesson stayed in to block, etc.. But the simple fact is the punter dropped a very catchable snap.
This does not mean O'Neill is bad guy or a bad punter. He is a great punter and probably a great person. He has athletic skills you and I can only dream about. He helps old ladies cross the street. But he costs m the game.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Very well put||
I think most fans with common sense are not questioning whether Rudock should play. We are just comparing him with other QB's.
He is a solid QB, but to be elite we need elite QB's. Say what you want about MSU, but Cook's throws were impressive.
He put them where only his guy could catch them consistently and he had two nice deep balls.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||What did he say that you disagree with?||
He didn't disparge the guy. He did lose the game. He catches the snap, we win. He fumbles it and falls down we win?
He is an elite athlete, playing at and elite school. We can't criticize?
Lighten up. If a poster gets personal I am with you, but commenting on his football play. Nope.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Jesus that is brutal||
That is bad. I was home alone which was bad enough. But I would not have taken even gentle teasing well.
This thread is therapeutic.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||THis is worse||
IMO. While both this and Webber's were unforced errors. We still had to score a bucket to win that game. This one required catching a snap and falling down.