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|11 hours 30 min ago||The OSU game just showed how far we have to go:||
a long long way.
We're going to struggle for a long while - stuck with the same line / no running game and a new QB next year. Then a new line the following year. LBs will be new next year. etc.
Seems to me we are dependent on (injury) luck, duct tape and bailing wire for the foreseeable future. If we even sniff the BTCG or playoffs it will be a Notre Dame 2012-like season - not a Bama or OSU like event.
The question is when does that end?
|13 hours 49 min ago||Plus a million brother!||
|1 week 7 hours ago||The crowd cheered very loudly||
anytime JoePa was pictured in their intro video. Those embers still burn just under the surface.
|1 week 7 hours ago||Agreed - I was at Maryland||
and Penn State. The band at Maryland would have been fun because the crowd was full of Michigan fans. Penn State or Minnesota were probably the games with the most potential.
|1 week 8 hours ago||Similar experience to those above||
The fans behind us were vocally annoyed at the Zettel targeting call, but I assured them it was being reviewed, and no such call in Michigan's favor had been upheld the entire season. We proceeded to have a debate about who was screwed by the refs more, and wound up agreeing that the O'Neill crew had to go. Like Brian on the main page: in hind site I am glad Zettel is playing this week.
The concensus was they used to hate us and don't like Lloyd Carr, but now really hate Ohio State, Urban Meyer's cheating ways, and especially Ohio State fans. In contrast, we apparently treated Penn State fans well last year, though our night games are quiet compared to Happy Valley.
Franklin recieved much criticism, especially with timeout mis-usage in the second half, and there was at least one guy who wanted Hackenburg pulled (sooo last year in Wolverine fan emotions).
It was a good trip, and I would definitely do it again.
|1 week 9 hours ago||As a dad||
that picture, straight to the heart. It hurts just to imagine how the Carr family feels. Especially at Chad's age.
RIP brave young man, with a strong brave family.
|1 week 3 days ago||How f*&$ed are we now?||
The Pacific - Happy Birthday
|1 week 6 days ago||They need to drop the butt hurt disrespek thing||
Think about it for a moment, Michigan - MSU would have been an ESPN2 game 10 years ago that may not have even been televised in some parts of the country.
This year College Game Day came to Ann Arbor for the nationally televised game of the day, AND College Game Day is going to Columbus for the MSU - OSU game this week (not to mention Game Day in East Lansing for the Oregon game).
Has anyone else had Game Day three times this season? (They've been to Tuscaloosa twice.)
|2 weeks 8 hours ago||Hats off to Jake||
I was concerned about keeping up if this melted into a shoot out. Jake Rudock was slingin'.
I think Indian stopped the run as part of their strategy to keep our defense on the field.
|2 weeks 12 hours ago||Yeah, and you have to bring up Twitter||
to see if anything calamitous has happened.
|2 weeks 12 hours ago||I see someone is upset about losing their avatar||
or Dave still has his account and is negging Brian every chance he gets.
What about Stephanie Seymore? Is that OK?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||They might as well change the rules||
Because holding never gets called anymore.
I get agitated about it all the time, and my son (who plays DE in high school) tells me to let it go. They just won't call it, and every defensive player is coached to play through it, no excuses.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I saw the spot on your son||
My son goes to Bama, and I was watching both games, so when it came up in PiP, I switched over.
He did a nice job, a natural flinch, but smiles after, and looked sharp in cammo. I hope his marrow transplant goes well and is effective.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Well he can recruit anyway|
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Not sure if serious||
or sarcastic for the sake of reasons for Lewis to stay?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||While rushing the field at the end of the game||
In my avatar I had the chance to pat Mark Messner and Mike Hammerstein on the helmet as they waded through the crowd heading to the tunnel. I remember both helmets were absolutely full of stickers.
I cannot recall if there were any inside the wings, but I'd bet on Jim having a very similar set of criteria to Bo's system.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Might?||
I'm pretty sure they did already. I'd be quite happy to swap O'Neill officiated losses with MSU.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I negged you Phork for the Troll Statement||
but did so laughing: well played sir.
ND still has a game or two to play yet, in particular Stanford in this scenario.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah - I seem to recall Rich Rod's line didn't practice||
with sleds comments when Hoke came in, yet Count Down to Kickoff videos showed them using sleds. Maybe it wasn't enough of the right kind or something.
I tend to think there is limited time to coach, and each staff has particular points of emphasis for each player based on how they are fitting the puzzel together and what their overall scheme is.
That said, it is great the De'Veon has progressed in this area that has really been a gap since Mr. Smith moved on to community awesomeness.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I think Mr. Smith said||
Fred Jackson coached him a lot on pass blocking. (And Vince was awesome at it.)
Also, I read somewhere that De'Veon said he gets 8 minutes attending the OL meetings that other RBs don't get because they are in the Special Teams meeting.
I am wondering if it was a limited time focus thing.Was De'Veon on special teams last year?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Right||
and I am not letting my kids play soccer. It is too dangerous. They can play a nice safe sport like lacrosse instead .... /s
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I love how many people on here||
cab get by without cable by using someone else's login.
I switched to Sling TV when first came out. The service was good with a Roku3 and cable broadband but you are only buying one stream, and most shows are not available for playback and there's no DVR.
So we figured out we needed two streams and three Rokus, and we still had no way to watch some shows we missed. Plus I usually get over the air local HDTV stations pretty good. When it works over the air HDTV is better than digital cable, however sometimes the signal strength drops - particularly when the leaves are on the trees.
So I was hearing occasional hey you stole my sling, and NBC isn't working and my show is on.
Then football season came around. And I am back on cable and it costs about $10 a month more with the sports package over the two Sling TV subscriptions.
One thing I figured out: the basic digital channel tuners DTAs are fine for most rooms and cost $1 a month, so I have one DVR cable box only and that keeps the subscription cost down.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||They Rutgers'd the game sure,||
but they played State to the wire, not to mention the beat us last year. Also, everyone was so pffft Minnesota last week and we were lucky to escape that one.
So lets hope we see BYU/UMD/NU Michigan take care of business.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I would imagine there are plenty of kids||
who's family would gladly pay for a semester or two at Michigan for the opportunity to compete to play football at Michigan and get a scholarship for the remainder.
The key, as Carcajous says, is to do this ethically - such that the family understands the implication of gray shirt up front.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah - I've read elsewhere it was||
"torso / rib soft tissue" related. Which that is the area he seemed to be favoring after the hit, but the trainers were probing his left shoulder and neck / back area.
Minnesota nice doesn't apply to hitting Michigan quarterbacks I guess.
|4 weeks 10 hours ago||According to this||
In Ohio he can drink at home or on alcohol selling premises with his parents if they give consent, or for religious purposes, or for medicinal purposes.
|4 weeks 16 hours ago||I thought it was funny||
On TV the team grabbed the jug, and were celebrating: maybe be a little recklessly. Then Big Jon appears with his arms out spread and a sobering look on his face. The players get a little more careful, and everyone smiles.
The protector of the jug returns!
|4 weeks 1 day ago||He needs to trust his pocket more||
a couple times early, if he had just stepped up, instead of rolling out, he would have been fine.
I think Speight may have the better are, but Rudock is more comfortable and a lower risk. The problem we have is MSU, and Minny just showed that if you stop the run, you limit the offensive production. That is where we have a problem with Penn State, and Ohio State.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||My sons bring this atomic bomb BS home from social studies now||
I have them read about what the Japanese did in all their conquered territories, as well as to the captured POWs, and then how every Japanese person on Okinawa fought to the last person, not to mention the mentality of the Kamakzis raining down on the fleet. If we hadn't dropped those two bombs way more people would have died period.
Besides, as horrible as firebombing seems in todays world, in both the German and the Japanese case, if you don't want your people killed, don't start a war and kill other countries civilians. They brought total war upon themselves.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I thought 20 yards||
Didn't Brian say 20 yards during the roundtable? Are we ceding 20-29 yard passes Brian?