I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|2 days 5 hours ago||Jason White||
I forgot he won the Heisman.
|2 days 5 hours ago||Robert P. Ufer Spirit Award||
I don't know if it has to go to a senior, but if he did a lot of great work off the field, that would sound like a better reward as opposed to an on-field award.
|2 days 17 hours ago||That Sugar Bowl...||
...was painful to watch. That game made me realize how much we were going to miss Molk. That offensive performance after he left the game was enough to make me want to revote him as offensive MVP that year.
|2 days 17 hours ago||You know who was jobbed?||
PSU in 1994. But that's a different discussion. I don't feel jobbed, especially since most people in 49 other states and however many other countries there are thought we were the true best team in college football.
|2 days 17 hours ago||There were more conferences in 1997||
Big East (YTM, Va Tech, etc) was still around and the ACC had FSU, UNC (Dre Bly squad) and others. Now it's like five legit conferences and a bunch of mid-tiers.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Maybe ACC as well||
Clemson, FSU, Miami is a pretty good trio. And I don't know if the bottom of their conference is as much of a tire fire as ours.
|2 days 17 hours ago||This is not the CFL||
This is not the CFL
|3 days 3 hours ago||Who knows||
But Nebraska did stomp Tennessee by 25 points and many coaches changed their vote after the poll. And we barely beat WSU. And the B1G sucked in the bowl games. I just don't think it was a "retirement" gift to Osborne.
|3 days 4 hours ago||Outside of 1999 and 2006||
He's somewhat correct about being in the MNC conversation. And even in 1999 we lost back to back games in mid-October to put us out of the picture. The pattern was start the season ranked high, lose a game in September or early October, win a couple games to be on the fringe of the MNC conversation, then stumble again and completely fall out of the picture. I noticed that trend in Moeller's last year (1994).
|3 days 4 hours ago||Same could be said for 1997||
"Their close loss to OSU looked a lot worse after the BCS championship game."
I still think the reason we only got a split MNC with Nebraska is because the B1G stunk in the bowl games. 2-5 and the only other win was Purdue, a team we didn't face. People cry about Osborne getting a going away gift, but the fact remains that our conference did us no favors that bowl season. Our wins did not look as good.
|3 days 4 hours ago||The competition in 1994-1996||
That competition was better in comparison to what we're playing against now. The B1G was one of the top 2-3 conferences. If not for us screwing OSU's season in 1995 and 1996, the B1G may have had two MNC's. And PSU should've won at least a share of the MNC in 1994. So you're looking at 2 maybe 3 MNCs in that period. That tells you how strong the conference was.
Being B1G good doesn't equate to national success, but I think we'll probably be at least that good.
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||UCLA game||
We had a 10 point lead in the 4th quarter. In believe we had double digit leads in the 4th Qtr in all those games. That team should have played for the MNC.
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||Henson was from Brighton||
But to add to your point, we've been really good at recruiting nationally since I've been following them in the mid-80s. Toomer, Hayes, Todd Collins, Jarret Irons, Griese, Brady, and on and on and on. I don't think we have the success of the 80s, 90s and early 00s without those guys.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||3 out of 12 years||
And we didn't win the Rose Bowl in any of those years. We also lost to OSU in two of those seasons. This isn't Purdue or Illinois. That's not good enough.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||1996 was comparable||
In 1993, we had a couple very close losses, but were coming off a couple blowout wins. And the 1995 team lost some close games, but we knew Biakabutuka was a beast and we still had Toomer and Hayes, not to mention Jarret Irons and a pretty good defensive line.
But that 1996 game @ OSU? I stayed in my dorm room and watched it by myself. We played so horribly the week before at home against PSU, not to mention the egg we laid at Purdue. I thought the game would be over by halftime. There was little to no confidence Griese. That's probably the best comparison out of the years you mentioned.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||At least those were to good teams||
Wisconsin went to the Rose Bowl, Ohio State the Sugar. And that OSU game fell apart because of our turnovers. We were moving the ball at ease in the first half of that game and it should have been a lot closer going into halftime. The bowl game I blame on the guys playing for a lame duck coach.
This year, we're losing to mid-pack B1G teams. It makes a difference in my mind though I see your perspective.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Would've had 12 wins||
If Borges didn't go all Borges in the Iowa game and forget that we had Denard in the backfield.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||For Hoke to get 2 more years||
He needs to do a better job from here through next season. There's only so much blaming the other guy that you can do. And there's only so much blaming the youth that you can do. The players have to show improvement and another 4-5 loss season is not good enough in this dumpster fire of a conference.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||24-17||
Yes, you may have been too drunk
I think we got the go ahead touchdown late in the game.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||What's the difference between him and RichRod?||
They're both spread guys right?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I thought this was Cooper's best coaching job...||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||They should've beaten us||
We played like crap most of that game. But a win is a win over OSU I guess.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I won't ask your age||
But do you know the difference between those Michigan teams and seasons and this one? We had All-Americans at skill positions and future NFLers on the lines. Biakabutuka was a first round NFL pick. We don't have any of those running out of the tunnel Saturday. Oh, we also had Woodson on that 1995 team. And Amani Toomer. And Mercury Hayes.
In 1993 you had Wheatley and Todd Collins. I'm sorry, the difference in talent is wide. Those teams would smash this team by 20-30 points. These are kids and anything is possible, but those teams that you reference for your hope had a lot going for them heading into The Game.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||OSU just needed a tie for the Rose Bowl||
Good job Coop!
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I doubt this game is over by halftime||
Our D does not suck, so they should be able to keep it respectable going into halftime. But I doubt we have many extended drives and the D finally gets gassed in the second half.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I sorta wish they'd wait a couple weeks to visit||
Wait until December when we're not getting the doors blown off by OSU. If anything, those kids may come away more impressed with OSU.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Are you assuming year 4 is a bounce-back year?||
If we are asking the same questions about this team next year, then Hoke is probably done. That would be three consecutive years of mediocre results. Also, isn't Hoke the DL coach? The position he coaches isn't doing that great either and needs to perform at a higher level in 2014.
I don't think any coach should be fired after three years. I thought firing RichRod was a poor move and I think this would be the case as well. You can keep a guy around just because he's winning National Signing Day.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I still support the team||
But now I find more productive things to do on my Saturdays. I'll still buy my Michigan clothes, probably watch whatever bowl game they're in as long as it's not on NFL Network and keep a glimmer of hope that OSU forgets how to move forward with the ball on offense.
But now I'm more interested in what the offseason brings.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Bowl games are not about fairness||
It's about taking the team who will sell tickets and get people watching on TV. Plus, Sparty probably will not qualify it they fall out of the BCS top 14 after losing the BTCG.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||B1G Schedule||
RichRod's main struggles were against Sparty, Wisconsin, PSU and OSU. Those are the four most successful programs in the B1G the past 5-10 years.
Lloyd hasn't faced Wisconsin in three years, and this year was the first year we've played PSU (Loss). Our B1G schedule has been easier the past three years. We should be better in conference.
Swapping out Wisconsin and Penn State in 2009 and 2010 probably makes us bowl eligible in the former year and an 8-9 win team in the latter year.