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|5 hours 50 min ago||Yeah, But...||
Yeah, but this one got off to a slightly faster start, so we'll go with this one.
One of the great things about moments like this is that being first to the news isn't the sole determining factor.
Also, congratulations to Jabrill on being named a Heisman finalist - even if he doesn't win, that's another thing for a very nice resume.
|8 hours 11 min ago||Some More Information...||
Offensive and defensive stats and rankings in FBS for Michigan from TeamRankings:
|10 hours 43 min ago||Thanks For Sharing...||
This has gone on the Friday Night viewing list - my wife is having family over on Friday, but if they are still brave enough to be around at 9 PM, they will have to suck it up and watch this, just like they've been forced to watch many games over the years when they seem to want to visit for the holidays.
Thanks for the heads up on this one, OP.
|10 hours 50 min ago||Not Going Well...||
Well, that didn't go to well.
Actual Harbaugh Nitpick: Sideline Demeanor
I don't think the board is in the mood, although this one went ever-so-slightly better.
|10 hours 53 min ago||In Ann Arbor...||
December 17th in Ann Arbor? That's a good each way bet on the weather. Getting a few of those teams to experience some Midwestern winter weather would be amusing to say the least though, as I imagining survival gear on those sidelines (actual survival gear for everyone if we have an early cold snap).
I mean, such a playoff would be interesting, but I don't know how practical this would be from a coordination standpoint, or if schools would go for such a model necessarily.
|11 hours 16 min ago||Interesting...||
For the options that Purdue realistically had - options which probably did not involve names like Strong, Miles, and a few others - this is probably one of the better hires they could make, although I don't know how well-equipped Brohm is to pull Purdue out of the predicament that it is in. I hope they are a patient lot down there - if he does it at all, it might be a while before they see results, I would think.
|16 hours 23 min ago||About Rawls...||
Watching Rawls find a role with the Seahawks - he's had 41 carries for 201 yards in the last three weeks, which comes out to 4.9 YPC, so not too bad - is another one of those things that, like others here, makes me ask a lot of "what if" about the Hoke era when it comes to coaching and a few other things. If Rawls had a better OL and better OL / RB coaching, I think he could have been fun to watch.
|16 hours 32 min ago||Goat Indeed...||
What would this be then? His 17th season? If so, that transforms 201 wins into an average of nearly 12 wins per season, which I would think definitely puts him in some rarified air when it comes to sustained success.
6th round pick indeed. That was such a weird draft, 2000 was.
|16 hours 36 min ago||Good To Hear...||
I would like to see Hurst and Cole stay personally - I think that measurably shifts the projection for next year if both of them do. From what I understand, based on what I've heard from folks, Hurst is definitely leaning in that direction anyway and it is good to hear that Cole is also leaning in that direction.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Embed For The Board...||
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|1 day 7 hours ago||Interesting Stuff...||
$5 million per year gets you fourth in the SEC West? I think I want Kevin Sumlin's job.
Only for a couple years, of course. After that, I will have paid off a few things and bought some others and they can get rid of me.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Agreed There...||
I would agree there - watching a quarterback duel of Austin Appleby and C.J. Beathard is not going to be on the "One For The Ages" list, although I think Florida might just be able to beat Iowa, at least when you look at the matchup on paper. This one will probably come on to who makes the first egregious mistake on defense, I imagine.
|1 day 8 hours ago||To Be Fair...||
Boston College vs. Maryland is the sort of game for the "day after Christmas, just returned a shit ton of sweaters, ate at Panera and now I need to sleep it off" crowd. They did get that right at least.
Auburn-Oklahoma isn't excatly compelling either - "The Rather Overrated Bowl" perhaps? "Disappointment Bowl"? It could be a lot of things.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Neither Have I...||
Neither have I, to be honest, and what I understand even less is the tendency for my family to give me the bowl gear as gifts as if there were any shot that I would wear any of it anyway. I suppose it is the assumption that - as a fan and alum - I would be open to quite literally anything with a block "M" on it, and apparently the many years of never seeing me in those shirts and hats has failed to dissuade people from buying them for me.
That being said, I do keep the stuff as discussion starters for those games when I want to relive them.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Such Threads...||
They were never disallowed, of course, but throughout this season, it has been very difficult to keep an NFL thread on the first page of threads for very long.
Also, this Lions fan wondered why people weren't creating them that whole time too, so a change of pace might be welcome.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Alrighty...||
Well, if this is how you end up owning the state of Florida, by beating its two premier teams in bowls two years in a row, then I guess that's how you do it.
Oh, and it has been said already, but bring on FSU Twitter. This should be an interesting month.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Long Enough...||
Michigan Football Fan Base Culture
I think we let this one hang around long enough, plus I keep getting DMs about leaving it up.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Now That You Mention It...||
Now that you mention it, there is a certain understated poetic quality to the idea of Greg Schiano going to Purdue, if that's what you're into when it comes to coaching hires, that is. I never quite thought about it that way before. Tell me more, not Greg Schiano's agent....
|1 day 11 hours ago||Already Covered...||
OT- Rant about the Playoff Committee.
We're good with these for the moment - choose any of the other CFP threads currently going.
|1 day 11 hours ago||You Know...||
Admittedly, we had it on in the background, the Selection Show, but the playoff rankings were something for which the whole room went silent, and when it was revealed that Michigan was #^, myself and others walked up to the screen in the family room and took turns giving the finger to Penn State's logo - it was cathartic.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Oh Wow...||
|1 day 13 hours ago||Now, Now...||
Now, now, give us a little credit here.
A thread asking an honest (albeit repeated answered question) question is fine to a point, that point being "Is there a thread for it already?".
A thread lamenting our bowl fate - again - might be in a little more danger because then you have to compete with about 40 other threads which are doing or have tried to do the same thing, so it better be quality lamenting.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Already Covered...||
Why would anyone think the top four has changed? It's over.
I think we're already covered with a couple threads on this subject. Please throw your comments in there.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Well, Well...||
Well, if I had to guess what the committee will realistically do given the results of this weekend:
2) Ohio State
3 and 4 might flip, but I don't think so. I think this order - as it was earlier in the week - is what we're going to get.
Would love to be wrong about #4, would love that to be us, but I very much doubt it could be now.
|1 day 16 hours ago||This One...||
This one should be obligatory for these threads....
|1 day 16 hours ago||A Little Cleanup...||
Hi, guys. It's me, 2014.
Tom Brady/Orange Bowl weird coincidence...
Just thinning out the Championship Saturday fallout a bit.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Certain Threads...||
Franklin vs Harbaugh...
There are certain thread concepts which - and you know I hate to say this - are simply stupid because no one in their right mind shares the opinion even though the OP seems to believe they do.
This was one of them.
|2 days 2 hours ago||The OT / Not OT Thing...||
One of the informal guidelines that they handed down to me at least when I (perhaps foolishly) took on mod responsibilities, is that items on former players, alums, and the like - even transfers - were never OT because they did in fact cross paths with Michigan at some point in their career.
I don't know if you're responding to someone on the app though, in which case, never mind me.
|2 days 4 hours ago||The Only Thing...||
The only thing we can really take away from the pregame analysis is that Dave Wannstedt is apparently a fan of The Notorious B.I.G. Actually, that might be the most important take of the night, depending on how this game goes.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Clemsoning...||
Well, if we're going to hope for Clemsoning, let's hope for something epic like Deshaun Watson lining up in shotgun AT THE GOAL LINE in that game against Florida State a couple years ago, only to have the snap sail past his head and back to the 24 or 25 yard line. That was AFTER a holding call on FSU gifted Clemson a spot mere inches from the goal line, as I recall. If they are going to do it on a big stage, let it be something like that play with the chance to go ahead in the game.