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- OSU - Only team in the B1G more talented than UM
- Michigan State - Pathological hatred for UM outweighs talent difficiences on offense
- Northwestern - Offense that UM usually struggles to contain; no real home field adv.
- Nebraska - Very good offense, very "meh" defense; home field for UM gives them adv.
- Penn State - Still won't be as bad as many predict but not all that great either; home field adv is all they have going for them in this one
- Iowa - bad team but they have some funky "juju" over UM in Iowa City
- Indiana - good offense, lousy defense; still not that talented; home field for UM
- Minnesota - bleh
|1 day 15 hours ago||And incredibly ironic given||
And incredibly ironic given that Star Trek, as originally conceived by Rodenberry, was a vehicle for positive social change with its multi-ethnic cast and storylines which often dealt with social issues of the day.
|1 week 3 hours ago||Thanks. Also signed up for 2||
Thanks. Also signed up for 2 years.
"They're sitting out there waiting to give you their [magazine]. Are you going to take it? Are you man enough to take it?"
|1 week 14 hours ago||Please, for the love of||
Please, for the love of [insert preferred deity-like figure here], can a mod neg this guy so hard that he can't post anymore? He is an unabashed TROLL.
|1 week 1 day ago||I think the Domers will beat||
I think the Domers will beat USC for 3 reasons:
1) Lane Kiffin
2) Game is in South Bend
3) Lane Kiffin
|1 week 1 day ago||We will never forget when||
When did that happen? I thought I remember Brandon Graham chasing a Sparty down once. Am I confusing this with Crable?
|1 week 2 days ago||That third play when he||
That third play when he reversed field after charging towards the QB on the screen pass and then hauled a** to catch the WR from behind was pretty impressive in terms of speed and tenacity.
As Magnus points out in his report, his lack of mass leads to some less than impactful tackling and the obvious concern would be if he can maintain his speed after putting on the 30-40 lbs necessary for him to play in college.
Still, he looks like a pretty good SLB prospect given a few years in a college S&C program. Coach Brown over at the M Block is still pretty confident UM will land Winovich; hopefully, he is correct.
|1 week 2 days ago||Beaten to the punch but you||
Beaten to the punch but you added vital new information: MAGNUS IS SAM WEBB!!!!!!!!
(Let's see if this ends up becoming one of the internet rumors a la Craig James vs. Hookers)
|1 week 2 days ago||Why does the link send me to||
Why does the link send me to Sam Webb's Detroit News article about Winovich?
|1 week 2 days ago||What are you setting the line||
What are you setting the line at for "Well..."?
|1 week 6 days ago||There is no way in h*ll that||
There is no way in h*ll that the class will only have 14 signees in it. No way. Expect 18-20. As far as the Florida WR's (Scott and Holmes, I would guess)...don't hold your breath.
|1 week 6 days ago||Just an||
Just an observation/wonderment: Anyone else find it odd that a guy who supposedly had 4 INT's (while playing on the DL, no less) didn't include one on his highlight reel? Weird.
|2 weeks 3 hours ago||Shouldn't Brian place himself||
Shouldn't Brian place himself on this list as "pushing from behind" for the PK job if, as he suggests, length of hair is a contributing factor to success? Or is Craig Ross correct and is Fearless Leader's glorious mane just the world's best toupee?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I don't think that it is||
I don't think that it is inconceivable that UM could lose to OSU but beat everyone else on the conference schedule and end up winning the Legends. Unlike last season, where UM faced OSU and Nebraska on the road, UM doesn't play a single team on the road who is actually better than (or even equal to) UM in my opinion.
My rankings for difficulty of conference games for UM (this takes both the strength of the opponent and where the game is played into consideration) from hardest to easiest:
I think IU and Minny are "auto wins" for UM while every other game is a "tossup" with UM's chances of winning any of those games ranging from 40-65%. Much greater variance in possible outcomes for UM in 2013 than in 2012 where 8-4 was the most likely result...and was exactly what happened. In 2013, I could see UM finishing anywhere from 6-6 to 12-0 as there isn't a single game that is unwinnable (or even very unlikely to win) like 2012 with Bama, @ND, @Nebaska, @OSU but there also fewer "auto wins" on the schedule as well.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Sort of a "Clockwork||
Sort of a "Clockwork Orange"-vibe going on in that one with the bowler hat. The placement of the buckeye in the groinal region is also...interesting. Definitely the creepiest of the iterations displayed in this feature.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Wait, I'm confused does FSU||
Wait, I'm confused does FSU stand for Florida State or Ferris State?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||One minor correction: a team||
One minor correction: a team doesn't have to get down to 85 scholarship players until fall camp not "summer practice" as you mentioned. So UM stll had a long way to go (over 3 months) until they needed to get to 85.
This is obviously hearsay, but I had heard several months ago that two of the young LB's who were injured last year were both likely to end up being placed on medical scholarships. Ringer was one of those two; so, yes, it has been known for some time that Ringer was not likely to end up on the Fall 2013 roster.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed. UM has Ojemudia||
UM has Ojemudia (Sophomore) and Charlton (Frosh) already. Two good, young WDE's which makes getting another good WDE in this class less of a priority. It's always nice to get a good player at every position in each class but I think UM could survive if they had to "settle" at that position in this class.
|3 weeks 4 hours ago||Isn't Nebraska the||
Isn't Nebraska the "University of Nebraska (at Lincoln)"? Wouldn't that make them "UN" rather than "NU"?
|3 weeks 20 hours ago||I'd move Northwestern to||
I'd move Northwestern to "tossup" but other than that minor quibble, I agree with your assessment. I'm usually pretty pessimistic and I am currently predicting a 9-3 season as being the most likely for UM with a decent shot at a 10-2 regular season. Whatever model they are using for this prediction seems...faulty.
NOTE: All bets are off if Gardner gets injured and misses significant time because UM would be proper f*cked if that happens.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I was a premium member at the||
I was a premium member at the UM Scout.com site at that time and it was intimated that Daniels and his family asked for a "little something extra" besides the full ride scholarship to UM and Michigan stopped recruiting him at that point.
Yes, I know those kind of accusations are completely unprovable but it wasn't something that was leveled at every kid who turned UM down and it's not like Daniels was some elite recruit which would lead to an unusual amount of butthurt at missing on him. Likelihood of rumor being true? I'd guess, pretty high.
Personally, having cursorily watched his college career at a distance, I'd say UM lucked out big time.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Re: Big Ten Recruit Name of||
Re: Big Ten Recruit Name of the Year...I'll see your Dimonic McKinzy and raise you a Tito Odenigbo.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Peppers == True Hand == False||
Peppers == True
Hand == False (Va Tech)
Bars == False (Domer)
McDowell == True
Holmes == False (??? not UM)
Scott == False (??? not UM)
Westphal == True
Watson == False (Winovich will commit before Watson's scheduled visit on 5/20)
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Just because you disagree||
Just because you disagree with it doesn't necessarily make it "bad", either.
I know a lot of people get into insanely heated debates about the reasoning behind Top 25 polls but I happen to fall on the side of those who feel you should vote on who you think will have the best seasons not who you feel are the best teams.
Trying to determine who the best teams are is a futile exercise as teams only play 12-14 games against a wide range of opponents of vastly different qualty so it ends up just being an opinion poll. Whereas, voting on who will have the best season (e.g. your #1 team will win the MNC) can at least sort of be proven by the results on the field. Ergo, I have no problem with his reasoning.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I'll eat a lemon-flavored hat||
I'll eat a lemon-flavored hat (or a hat-flavored lemon, your choice) if UM's class is only 16 for 2013.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I'm not saying the||
Schlabach made his reasoning clear in the introduction and I don't disagree with him. OSU's schedule is Charmin soft for 2013. I could probably lead OSU to a 10-2 record with their schedule next season.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Nebraska's conference||
Nebraska's conference schedule makes them the early favorite to repeat as Legends division champs IMO.
Nebraska's 2013 B1G schedule:
Home games: Illinois, Northwestern, Michigan State and Iowa
Road games: Purdue, Minnesota, Michigan, Penn State
If they hold serve at home (they should) and beat the two doormats they play on the road (Purdue and Minnesota), that leaves just two difficult-ish games for them -- road games at UM and PSU. So, 6-2 is probably a worst case scenario for the Huskers in 2013.
Meanwhile, UM has to play MSU, Northwestern, Iowa and PSU on the road and faces Nebraska and OSU in AA. The easiest road game for UM will probably be Iowa and UM has a history of struggling against the Hawkeyes in Iowa City, so I will be actually pleased if UM goes 2-2 in their conference road games. If that happens they will have to win out at home to get a tie with Nebraska (which would give UM the division)...assuming Nebraska's likely worst case scenario comes true.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Matt Millen just called and||
Matt Millen just called and asked to see some film on your cat.
|4 weeks 5 hours ago||Calling him an asshole was||
Calling him an asshole was uncalled for, but I agree that he does tend to showboat a little too much for my taste. He almost got Leon Lett'd on that long TD run where he slowed down at the 10-yard line and looked back at the DB who nearly caught him.
Doesn't make him a bad kid (and certainly not an asshole), though. He just needs to be sat down and told to play hard until the play is over. Then you celebrate.
|4 weeks 23 hours ago||Why does anyone need three||
Why does anyone need three favorite teams? Isn't that just beeing greedy? Pick a team and stick with 'em fergoshsakes!
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Wait...just let me get a pen||
Wait...just let me get a pen so I can write their info down. This is totally legit, right?