|1 day 19 hours ago||Gastineau was a terror||
He is 60 years old now. That's quite young to be suffering from such illnesses.
He was a freaking terror of the NFL for many years. I don't know how many ProBowls he was in during the 1980s. Almost all of them.
108 sacks over 10 year career in NFL
What college did he play at? East Central Oklahoma State, 1978. WTF man. They said he had "no business playing at the NFL level". They were wrong.
Gastineau sacking Jim Plunkett.
Roids were likely an issue for the man.
|3 days 20 hours ago||Go Karts||
Let that be a lesson to us all.
|3 days 20 hours ago||Ara Parseghian||
I remember watching a recording of a classic Michigan football game from the 1970s where Keith Jackson and Ara Parseghian were announcing a football game in Michigan Stadium on ABC, Michigan was running roughshod over the opponent, and the subject of Michigan's Running Backs Coach, Tirrel Burton came up.
Parseghian shared that Burton played running back from him at Miami (NTM) and explained how Burton had "made me a hero down there".
Burton played running back in college football on undefeated and one loss teams in the 1950s that weren't invited to bowl games because of black players on the roster and southern States that hosted the bowl games didn't take to kindly to this in their own "southern social customs".
One thing is for sure, Burton recruited and coached some of the most talented running backs in college football history for one of the most run-centric offensive philosophies ever.
Billy Taylor, Gordon Bell, Rob Lytle, Russell Davis, Harlan Huckleby, Roosevelt Smith, Butch Woolfolk, Stan Edwards, Larry Ricks, Rick Rogers, Jamie Morris, Jon Vaughn, Tyrone Wheatley and many others.
He was also associated with so many great coaches and players during some of the best years of Michigan football success.
|5 days 11 hours ago||Good luck Coach "Oh, that's 6!" Wheatley||
|1 week 1 day ago||The "N" is not for Napoleon McCallum||
|1 week 1 day ago||YEAH MAN! High five!.. OH SHIIIIIIIIIIII.....||
|1 week 1 day ago||Dayymitt, he's right!||
|1 week 1 day ago||Goddamn||
That was a great 2016 Michigan defense, full of talent and snap experience.
I'm sure a lot of Big Ten opponents will believe going into 2017 "Michigan has been decimated by graduation".
It's nice to finally describe Michigan's defense as "reloading" again. Haven't heard that pleasant term much since the early Lloyd Carr era.
|1 week 2 days ago||Reminds me of when Packer||
Reminds me of when Packer games were called by Randy Cross. That was horrible.
|1 week 2 days ago||Just checking 247, on Harbaugh/Drevno OL recruiting classes||
Year - Team National Recruiting Ranking - Head Coach - OL players (stars)
2004 - 60th - Buddy Teevens - A.Smith(4), B Muth (3), A. Fletcher (4)
2005 - 25th - Walt Harris - C. Marinelli (3) (just one OL player recruited !!!!!!)
2006 - 59th - Walt Harris - A. Phillips (3), McBride (3), J.Kyed (3), Dembesky (3)
2007 - 45th - Jim Harbaugh - Hallick (3), Mabry (3), Hulamandaris (3), Bentler (2)
2008 - 45th - Jim Harbaugh - DeCastro(3), J. Martin (3)
2009 - 17th - Jim Harbaugh - K. Wilkes (3), K. Danser (3)
2010 - 25th - Jim Harbaugh - Underwood (3), Bonnell (3), Yankey (3)
Still interesting that:
|1 week 2 days ago||OL depth looks scary, but||
Michigan took three (3) OL in 2015: Newsome, Ulizio and Runyan
Michigan took three (3) OL in 2016: Bredeson, Onwenu, Spanellis
Michigan is taking six (6!!!) OL in 2017: Ruiz, Filiaga, Herbert, Hall, Steuber, Honigford,
OL still seems really thin - 15 guys even when we include returning Cole, Kugler and Beatty.
Why didn't Michigan make OL more of a priority in the 2016 class?
Another year (2018) of solid OL recruits should bolster things up nicely though for Michigan.
Also, won't 2017 also include WR 4-star recruit Brad Hawkins (2016, back from prep school)?
|1 week 2 days ago||If Drevno goes WMU, Greg Roman just left Buffalo for Baltimore||
for undisclosed role.
Would Greg Roman, former TE and offensive line coach at Stanford and OC at the 49ers, consider a move over to Ann Arbor at Michigan?
|1 week 2 days ago||"Go F*&$ yourself San Diego!"||
What a disgrace!
If you put a crap product on the field in LA or San Diego or Ann Arbor, then the results are predictable.
Los Angeles is the most apathetic city on earth when it comes to sports. The residents can barely maintain sufficient attention span for the Lakers, Trojans, Bruins and Dodgers and Angels. Adding the Chargers into the mix is just dumb.
If you haven't been to San Diego before, then I recommend that you go visit. I think it's one of the best cities in the United States. We must not be told to f#$$* ourselves!!!!
|1 week 3 days ago||Some thoughts on uniforms, not so much the fan gear.||
1. Blue chin straps were long overdue. Great addition.Never understood why it took Michigan so long (10+ years?) to change that. Made helmets even better. Much more aggressive.
2. Wasn't a big fan of the USC-like jersey numerals. I always preferred Michigan's 1971-1981 jersey numerals. But oh well. It worked.
3. The dark Navy and maize shoes were a nice change, though I prefer black shoes. I liked the blue socks for home games and the white socks for away. Worked well.
4. Hoping Michigan returns to maize britches for an away game or two next year.
5. Wolverine helmet awards were badass as always. Harbaugh!
6. Basketball uniforms sucked. Michigan should return to the 1985-1986 versions, which were freaking badass.
|1 week 3 days ago||Word around the hospital floor is that he can already throw||
60 yard outs for a first down, and run the triple option.
|1 week 3 days ago||Cal football is 550-500-31||
Best coaches were Jeff Tedford (2002-2012) and Pappy Waldorf (1947-1956).
Sonny Dykes was 20-30 at Cal in 4 years. That's not enough time in my opinion given' the situation left by Tedford.
Yes, transitioning from Hal Mumme's Air Raid over to Niumatalolo's triple option wishbone attack would take a couple years to install.
Not sure of this, but I think the last team to actually run the wishbone offense in the PAC-12 (then the PAC-10) was Jerry Pettibone at Oregon State (1991-1996). The result was no winning seasons and horrible results.
Interestingly Brady Hoke was the Oregon State DL coach under Dave Kragthorpe (1989-1990) and then Pettibone (1991-1994).
|1 week 3 days ago||The husband and wife both earn another helmet award||
Nice work you three!
It's January in Michigan so maybe strap on that little guys some appropriate head gear:
|1 week 3 days ago||Whoa. 3 helmet awards already?||
He's only a few months old!
By the end of the season his helmet is going to be loaded with wolverine helmet awards!
I have to be the one to ask: is the open cylinder on the top for his soft spot, or for the can of beer and flexi-straws?
I have a soft spot for beer too.
|1 week 3 days ago||I see the helmet awards||
Let me guess: one sack and one forced fumble, amirite?
YES! I knew it!!!!
|1 week 4 days ago||Mr. Eddie Mc...||
|1 week 4 days ago||Remember that dude went to New York too||
Michigan football fans should be very proud of him.
|1 week 4 days ago||Well done Jabrill. Thank you! See you on Sundays.||
I'm sure coach Harbaugh told him the same.
|1 week 4 days ago||Michigan's own escapades as preseason No. 1. Not great Bob.||
1981 Preseason No. 1: Michigan (loss to Wisconsin in Madison in opener, 14-21, finished 9-3)
1981 Champion: Clemson
1989 Preseason No. 1: Michigan (loss to Notre Dame 19-24 in Ann Arbor in opener, finished 10-2)
1989 Champion: Miami (FL)
|2 weeks 13 hours ago||Need linemen!!||
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||Don't know. How much is||
Don't know. How much is Hamilton and how much was Luck and how much was Harbaugh?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Elliot Uzelac or Jack Harbaugh||
That'd be fun.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||For my one wish I ask for 100||
For my one wish I ask for 100 more wishes. And then get Jabrill and Najee. Hee heeeee!
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah. Deja blue. We've been here before. It's probably Bama.||
Yeah. Deja blue. We've been here before. It's probably Bama.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Yep, it's the NFLization,||
Yep, it's the NFLization, goddamned TV timeouts, DJ Rawk minus marching bands, less video of cheerleaders, and a heavy dose of Awful Announcing.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Great player. Welcome to run,||
Great player. Welcome to run, run, pass, punt boredom and declining ratings, I guess.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||So is Don Brown. Uh-oh.||
So is Don Brown. Uh-oh.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I don't know man. Harbaugh's 3rd year at Stanford||
was an 8-5 but had some lovable moments including wins over No. 7 Oregon and the Pete Carroll "What's your deal?" 55-21 lashing of USC in the Coliseum.
Michigan may do better than 8-5 next year. But if a down year, it's nice to know we might have one or two or three of those lovable moments coming our way too.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Oh God Indiana. You are toast.||
Oh God Indiana. You are toast.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||This is good news!||
This is good news!
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Jesus. What a dumbass.||
Jesus. What a dumbass.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||"Don't act like you're not impressed!"||
"Don't act like you're not impressed!"
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Both should be charged with assault.||
She pushed him (assault) and then hit him (assault) with her right.
He then responded with overwhelming force with predictable results.
Mixon plead guilty, paid $1,200 fine, but did not go to jail, as part of that guilty plea deal.
He has a criminal record now and this is going to follow him around for the rest of his life. Good luck getting a decent job anywhere after decking a girl.
As for girls pushing and hitting guys in anger and then expecting a chivalrous response, those days appear to be over.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Interesting comments||
I'm going to see it tonight.
Thus far I've heard largely very negative reviews from different people.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Hope they all aced the exams||
Sucks to miss out on the team event and banquet, and the cute waitresses.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Welp, that happened.||
Saban just had it with that fool:
|6 weeks 1 day ago||It would be cool if Crisler would chant "Dreizehn!" for Wagner||
After his blocks.
"Dry-Tzane!" = Thirteen
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Hoke sure didn't do himself any favors||
with those post-game and pre-game interviews, man.
Goddamn, those were painful to watch:
Road loss Cal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuWxrz8SKt4
The post Washington and post Washington St. games were horrible also.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Vanderbilt stole all of the best ideas for Navy football helmet||
Regardless, Go Navy!!!
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Yep, this is gonna be big||
|6 weeks 4 days ago||It would be really interesting to see a MAC "power"||
built up in Kalamazoo that consistently kicks ass.
Great for Southwestern Michigan.
|7 weeks 9 hours ago||Well why didnt you say so!!!<br><br>O R A N G E C R U S H!!!!!!||
Well why didnt you say so!!!
|7 weeks 10 hours ago||WITF is this Clemson bullshit?||
WITF is this Clemson bullshit?
|7 weeks 1 day ago||1976 Offensive Line||
1976: No. 1 rushing offense and scoring offense in the nation, despite not having top talent offensive guard Kirk Lewis due to injury.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Kevin Wilson to Oregon. Book it.||
Kevin Wilson to Oregon. Book it.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||No That's the other guy. Mark||
No That's the other guy. Mark Dantonio? No,no, no....someone else. Crashes Harleys doesn't ride them.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Yep, that was not a good sign.||
Yep, that was not a good sign.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Had extended contract with IU||
Had extended contract with IU until 2021 @$2.55 million per year plus.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Brady Hoke!! Back to Indiana!!||
Brady Hoke!! Back to Indiana!!
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Well, the laptop is still University property, Kevin.||
Well, the laptop is still University property, Kevin.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Indiana 6-6 overall, 4-5 in||
Indiana 6-6 overall, 4-5 in BIG10. WITF are your doing, Indiana?? When you are not CHAOS you are till CHAOS? That's bullshit!
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Its been good on my end. Most||
Its been good on my end. Most have said they are relieved and still cleaning up the pile of bricks they shit on their living room floors.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Anchors away LOL!||
Anchors away LOL!
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Take out his frustration on||
Take out his frustration on opponents, run up the score. No mercy, Machiavellian shit.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Vs unbeaten Western Michigan||
Vs unbeaten Western Michigan in Cotton Bowl. Michigan wears home jerseys. Yeah.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Al Borges and Ron English are||
Al Borges and Ron English are available: http://www.sjsuspartans.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/sjsu-m-footbl-mtt.html#coaches
|7 weeks 4 days ago||FishDuck says: "How Mark||
FishDuck says: "How Mark Helfrich could allow this to happen … to not get in the face of Brady Hoke and f**cking tell him how to defend the play that Helfrich and Oregon knows better than most teams in the nation? It is beyond me."
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Also, Brady Hoke being blamed||
Also, Brady Hoke being blamed by FishDuck for Helfrich's firing:
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Urban Meyer. The west is the best and Urban remembers this.||
Urban Meyer. The west is the best and Urban remembers this.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||C L E M S O N||
C L E M S O N
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Possible that Bama gets committed ticket sales for the seats||
but then medical gray shirts them all right before kickoff.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||The income of a college football official is||
Now most college football officials do so only as a part-time vocation.
So there may be a valid argument for:
1. Taking officiating out of the control of conferences and establishing a national associaition of officials not affiliated with leagues of teams or regions.
2. Paying officials more, insulating them more from malfeasance (bias from corruption, gambling, betting, etc.)
3. Insisting on their full-time devotion to officiating work, continuous, year around, ongoing training and perfecting their skills, especially for college football games with mulit-million dollar outcomes at stake.
Officiating was a huge problem in 2015 college football too:
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah, it's pretty much un-American censorship||
Officials cannot be criticized because they are officials. If their fuck-ups are not respected by coaches, players and fans, then the whole facade of not being a money-grabbing casino operation is lost.
Jim Harbaugh is not the first college football coach to rage quit the edict forbidding criticism of officials.
Urban Meyer @Florida $30K
Mike Leach, Washington St. $10K
Jimbo Fisher, FSU $20K
Pat Narduzzi, Pitt $10K
Mike McIntyre, Colorado $10K
Brian Polian, Nevada $10K
Bill Mallory (1991, Indiana - $10K after Michigan loss)
James Franklin Penn State ($0K)
College football officiating needs to be nationalized, as the athletic conferences cannot handle it professionally. They handle officiating just like they handle criminal investigations. Poorly and incompetently.
Research indicates high levels of variation and bias in referee calls by conference, especially ACC and Big East conferences.
A national, full-time college football officials association would not eliminate bias, but it would level the field nationally and set guidelines for contentious rivalry games to go the extra mile to eliminate bias.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Pay them in pennies, coach.||
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Very cool||
Wish him great success.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah Don Brown||
Me: I gotta tell you, ST3, man. Earlier today I was really feeling shitty, man. Really down in the dumps. Lost a little money...
ST3: Hey, you know what? Forget about it, huh? Forget about it.
Me: Yeah, fuck it man! I can't be worried about that shit. Life goes on man!
Indeed. Forward and onward.
The football program is in some pretty good hands.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I don't understand why the FBS doesn't copy the FCS plan||
24 or 16 or 8 team playoff and be done with it.
It all ends up at the same destiniation on January 7th - a championship game for all the marbles. And these FCS football players are student athletes too.
The only excuse why it doesn't happen is because of corporate interests in meaningless, money grab bowl games at either sunny (Florida, California, Hawaii, Arizona, Bahamas) or depressing locations like Boise, Montgomery or Detroit.
We already pay a high price for Chic-Fil-A, Sony, Goodyear and Allstate to annoy college football consumers ever 10 minutes of programming.
It'll never happen because Delany and his ilk hates you and me and football players more than anything alive.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||What about JT Barrett returning?||
He is only a junior. He had another very good year and the team's record of 11-1 speaks for itself.
But I sense the kid left a lot on the field as well struggling the throw consistently well this fall.
Do you think he stays for his 4th year at Ohio State? I could see him deciding to stay if the NFL evaluation says so. But NFL QB talent being what it is - namely horrible - scout will probably look kindly on the entire JT Barrett package as a junior (big, fast, elusive, slippery, lethal at times short and deep with the right receiver talent, etc.)
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I take solace in the fact that Harbaugh will||
never, ever forget this.
What I expected to happen, happened.
There were comments on this blog earlier in the week regarding the refs for this game, and how that would likely not go Michigan's way, and then sure as shit....
I thought the defense would play very well, and they did.
I thought the offense would play poorly vs. Ohio State defense, and with three turnovers that gifted Ohio State 21 points, well that also happened.
Going to the Orange Bowl is great, and I'm hopeful Michigan wears the home blue uniforms when they go.
But another loss to Ohio State is more painful this time. Michigan is 10-2 and probably should be 12-0 and ranked 2nd right now. So close, and yet so far.
Next year Michigan has to rebuild most of the DL, the LBs and secondary.
The offense will have a new OL and receiver corps, but an experienced 3-star QB (Speight), Brandon Peters and Dylan McCaffery.
Future Michigan football is not going to be dull, that's for sure.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Of course, this post automatically disqualifies||
him from reffing any Ohio State football games.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Ugh||
It won't be Clemson or Louisville.
It will be a vs. 9-4 Va Tech or 9-3 Florida State.
If Clemson loses to Va. Tech, though....hmmm
|7 weeks 6 days ago||2016 Ohio State team was one||
2016 Ohio State team was one of the least experienced teams in the BIG10 and the nation this year and still finished fucking 11-1.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Yep.||
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Millions were lost yesterday||
Millions were lost yesterday because the Buckeyes failed to beat the spread.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Well, Harbaugh is probably||
Well, Harbaugh is probably going to take this out on the rest of the league. I hope he does. So if BIG10 opponents want to understand just why Harbaugh is running up the score in every game over the next 10 years, now they fucking know why.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||There was no fucking way||
There was no fucking way those refs were going to allow Michigan 1st and 10 after that Barrett run in OT. No way. They would have been murdered over the course of the next 365 days. There is a reason Herbstreit moved his family to Tennessee.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Not going to happen. Ohio St.||
Not going to happen. Ohio St. returns everyone next fall. Michigan loses a shit ton of starters. 2015 Ohio St, was gutted by the NFL and came back this year, youngest team in BIG10 and went fucking 11-1. Weakest Ohio team Michigan may see in a long time. Fuck!
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Need to be happy with 10-2, a||
Need to be happy with 10-2, a great bowl game and possibly 11-2 after an angarrrr blowout win. I'm ok with that.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Michigan lost two games this||
Michigan lost two games this year on the final play.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||http://www.cbssports.com/coll||
|7 weeks 6 days ago||http://sportshub.cbsistatic.c||
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Skycam proves 1st down Ohio||
Skycam proves 1st down Ohio
|8 weeks 12 hours ago||There was no fucking way the||
There was no fucking way the refs were going to signal 1st down Michigan. 105k ohio fans knew it. Ohio players knew it. Urban Meyer knew it. Only one who didnt know was Harbaugh.
|8 weeks 13 hours ago||Next year Michigan will have||
Next year Michigan will have one of the least experienced teams in the BIG10. Needed to make hay while sun shines. Next year will be a down year 9-3 or 8-4.
|8 weeks 15 hours ago||I'm sorry but you can't score||
I'm sorry but you can't score only 17 points at Ohio State and put all of the weight of the game on the defense after turning it over twice.
|8 weeks 15 hours ago||They had the flags at the||
They had the flags at the ready for Michigan
|8 weeks 15 hours ago||You can defeat your opponent, but how do you defeat the refs?||
You can defeat your opponent, but how do you defeat the refs?
|8 weeks 16 hours ago||You can defeat the opponent, but how do you defeat the refs?||
You can defeat the opponent, but how do you defeat the refs?
|8 weeks 17 hours ago||Why with the black helmets?||
Why with the black helmets?
|8 weeks 17 hours ago||Welp wtf man||
Welp wtf man
|8 weeks 1 day ago||What? No McDoom factor?||
What? No McDoom factor?
|8 weeks 1 day ago||All of them. Not consuming||
All of them. Not consuming things we don't need with money we don't have. Riding motorcycle instead.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Maybe sit the next few plays||
Maybe sit the next few plays out. 60% of the time Scotch works every time.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||We gon die! Again.Oh look at||
We gon die! Again.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Are fans only ever confident in their favorite teams?||
I didn't realize it was illegal to express skepticism on this blog.Learn something new every day.
Michigan will win 44-0 on Saturday!
Is that better?
|8 weeks 3 days ago||I am a Michigan fan. I want Michigan to win.||
True, my comments don't contain irrational exhuberance after witnessing Michigan play horribly at Iowa 7-4, and then barely beating a 5-6 Indiana at home by 10 points, scoring 31 points in two games against what everyone insisted were inferior opponents to Michigan.
I agree with you though that Ohio State's QB situation, plus Michigan quarterback situation plus away game at Ohio Stadium are not exactly running in Michigan's favor right now.
Hopefully Speight plays the entire game. But even if he does, Michigan has to play a perfect game against the most talented team they've ever played this year, and the best defensive team Michigan has faced since Wisconsin.
I'm hopeful. But with recent Michigan offensive performance I'm just unconvinced.
There's no way to stop Ohio State. All you can do is slow them down enough to outscore them.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||This is the best Michigan defense since 2006, hands down||
That 2006 defense walked into the Horseshoe in Columbusranked No.1 the country also.
They walked out having given up 42 points (6 touchdowns to 6 different players), 503 total yards, of which 316 yards gain passing with 4 TD passes. U
I don't know what to expect this year except more of the same.
The 2016 secondary is probably better than the 2006 secondary, I think.
But this Ohio State passing offense is the most lethal and efficient thatMichigan has faced: 64% completion rate (1st), 26 TDs (1st), 4 INTs (1st), 17 sacks (3rd least). They are already this good and very young.
I like Michigan's chances against the Ohio State OL, to reign in Weber and Samuels. But unless Barrett is under wraps this is going to be a long day.
It will probably go like OSU @ Wisconsin
I think Michigan succeeds to hold down Weber and Samuel to less than 50 yards rushing, but will not be able stop Barrett rushing and throwing for big plays.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Strength vs. Strength||
Ohio State's #21 ranked offense vs. Michigan's #1 ranked defense
Ohio State's #4 ranked defense vs. Michigans #38 ranked offense
Game is in Columbus where Urban Meyer has lost only twice in last 5 years (vs Va. Tech in 2014, vs. MSU 2015).
Michigan's starting QB is injured/not 100%.
Ohio State's defense wins their matchup against the Michigan offense (pretty much its running game) and will be able to ignore the Michigan passing attack.
Don Brown will give Ohio State plenty of fits, but over 4 quarters they will score touchdowns and probably won't have to outscore Michigan by very much to win.
I think Michigan plays very well defensively, and might even control Barrett's rushing and passing, and keep the points scoring respectable.
But so much of Michigan's offense relies on the Michigan passing attack to keep defenses honest.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Ok, whatayawant? I''ve got blitz and BLITZ.||
|8 weeks 3 days ago||I dont know but Jedd Fisch||
I dont know but Jedd Fisch needs to call the game of his life regardless.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Rosarito, Baja, Mexico||
Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
|8 weeks 4 days ago||OMG THEY ARE RUNNING THE TRIPLE OPTION WISHBONE!!!!!||
With Speight as lead blocking fullback. Awesome.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah well USC is going to trounce the Irish||
in the Coliseum this weekend.
Maybe a trifecta this weekend boys and girls!
If we could only be so lucky.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Agreed||
Barrett's rushing ability has been invaluable in big games, especially Indiana, Wiscy and MSU.
MSU last week was no exception.
It's weird to watch. He's big, fast, elusive and slippery all at once.
And Michigan hasn't really faced any QBs quite like him this season.
I'm optimistic that Don Brown will have the team well-prepared for Barrett to keep him pressured and his running under control, and force Weber and Samuel to beat Michigan with their legs and hands. Not much of choice really.
If Speight returns, I like Michigan's chances If he doesn't, well.....oh look, there's turkey leftovers, pumpkin pie and beer in the fridge!
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I think Michigan throws a lot more||
Harbaugh has already proven he has balls of brass when it comes to throwing on anyone.
If Speight plays, though I kind of doubt that he can, Michigan is going to shell shock that secondary. If he doesn't play, Michigan is toast and Ohio will load the box with great success.
Ohio State has a good rushing defense (4th in the league).
Buckeyes have only played two manballish teams: Wisconsin and MSU and were outgained and on the ropes in both contests.
In all of Ohio State's tight games, it was QB JT Barrett has destroyed the opposition with his legs and slipperness. He's a big, fast kid that just won't go down:
Indiana - 137 yards rushing, 1 TD
@Wisconsin - 92 yards rushing, 2 TDs
Northwestern - 71 yards rushing, 0 TDs, but 223 yards passing
@MSU - 105 yrds rushing , 0 TDs
Michigan is by far the toughest defense Ohio State has faced all year - rushing D and passing D. And UM kept rushing QB damage to minimum (vs. Colorado, vs. UCF, vs. Maryland, etc.) because the UM offense got the lead early and piled it on, forcing opponents to throw.
This is why Ohio State fans are nervous. It's a little different than last year.
Theire team is stocked with very high talent players, but it's a comparatively young team, they've had to throw games on the shoulders of Barrett. That has worked (except @ PSU). I don't know whether that works vs. Michigan this time around, especially if Ohio OL is holding and giving up sacks in the game.
Michigan is much more experienced across the board - lines, backers, secondary and backfield. It's just so happens that QB is the all important but most rickety piece.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||"......in my saaaaaafe||
"......in my saaaaaafe spaaaaaaace! (Saaaaaaafe spaaaaace!)........"
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Dude, there is no universe||
Dude, there is no universe where I would ever do that. If not for yourself, Jesus at least protect the children.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Right now I'm somewhere in||
Right now I'm somewhere in between "Hold me!" and abject nihilism. By kickoff I will be all sunshine, rainbows, lollipops and unicorns.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Last biggest upset of any relevance?||
Probably 1984 vs. #1 Miami (Fla) 22-14.
Then probably 1995 and 1996 wins over No. 2 ranked Ohio St.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Uranus is deeply offended||
|8 weeks 4 days ago||God I really hope we don't||
God I really hope we don't get TWISed next week.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Ohio State thinks this game is in the bag||
But they still have to line up and play the game, block, tackle, defend and score.
I don't like Michigan's chances @ Columbus, against JT Barrett and Curtis Samuels, with injured QB <100%.
Seems like deck is stacked against UM again.
But with Downtown Brown and Harbaugh, Michigan always has a chance.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Its Zach Smith. Not worthy of a response||
Its Zach Smith. Not worthy of a response
|8 weeks 5 days ago||It's actually exactly what Bo and Woody did||
for decades with surprising success. Reverse psychology 101. The classic eff you to extraordinary claims by opponents.
"Oh, so you say you're run defense is your strength, well, we're gonna run right at you, and there isn't anything you can do to stop us."
Of course, against really stout defenses, if you live by the sword, then you gonna die by the sword.
Some teams have had good success running the ball against Michigan - MSU, Maryland and Iowa for example. But Michigan usually adjusted pretty well.
I like Michigan's chances to keep the game lower scoring.
I don't like Michigan's chances on offense unless Speight is slinging it downfield to keep the Buckeyes LBs and secondary honest.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||It's not going to help.||
Does this man look like he gives one shit what you're wearing?
Either way, you're going downtown for a line up.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||In the context of chess||
the queen has got all of the moves. Except that of the knight, that is.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Stop Barrett from running||
and Michigan has a chance.
Barrett has been murder on 3rd down and short with his legs.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||John O'Neill? Yes, John O'Neill!!!! Hurray?||
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Woody HayesRay GriffinArchie||
|8 weeks 5 days ago||OSU has dismantled teams at||
OSU has dismantled teams at home who had QB issues. Only Indiana played them tough and still loss because they could not stop Barretts legs.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||16-20 at Texas is||
16-20 at Texas is inexcusable. Strong is a good DC, but Texas needs and HC.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Ohio State OL is a holding machine, so yeah, mostly the refs.||
Ohio State OL is a holding machine, so yeah, mostly the refs.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Offensive line and the refs||
Offensive line and the refs
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Rutgers needs to be||
Rutgers needs to be relegated. Bring back University of Chicago football.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Purdue was ranked 15th in||
Purdue was ranked 15th in that game, Michigan 7th. Boilermakers were unbeaten with tie to Wisconsin, but had already beaten Co-champ MSU and also Ohio State. Michigan defense knocked out QB Mark Hermann and beat them 24-6.
|9 weeks 12 hours ago||Wha happon? ND was winning that game....||
Wha happon? ND was winning that game....
|9 weeks 13 hours ago||Greg McElroy has a hard on for Michigan jeeze!||
Greg McElroy has a hard on for Michigan jeeze!
|9 weeks 13 hours ago||Its beautiful. I love you Michigan!||
Its beautiful. I love you Michigan!
|9 weeks 15 hours ago||Indiana is not good at football.||
Indiana is not good at football.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Play this same game 100||
Play this same game 100 times, Michigan blows Iowas doors off in 98 of them.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Michigan wins, just not decisively||
Prediction: Nobody here is going to be very happy about that going into Ohio State week.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Bo would say||
"You've got one helluva football play right there!"
"RIP DARK 41 ....GOTT DAMMIT!....NOW TELL HIM TO "CUT IT IN!!!"
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Hmmmm. Michigan football is Ash from Evil Dead.||
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Indiana has one of the worst pass defenses in the Big10||
(ranked 13th of 14) and in the nation (ranked 73rd). Like it or not, we're going to see Michigan throw the football a lot in this game.
Unlike prior years Indiana actually has an average rushing defense that keeps them in games.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||No.||
O'Korn is more mobile than Speight. He's faster as well. But the delta in skills sets between the two is insignificant. Both UM QBs have Howitzer arms and are more dangerous throwing than evading and running.
Even at Houston under the gunslinging offense of Doug Meacham (now co-OC at TCU), John O'Korn WAS NOT a legitimate rushing weapon for which opponents had to game plan. See below.
O'Korn is no Rick Leach, Steve Smith or Drew Henson.
So regardless of who is under center for Michigan, Ohio State needs to cover UM receivers, TE's and take on the offensive line to apply QB pressure and stop the run.Easier said than done, but a 5-4 Iowa managed to do it quite easily at home, so I imagine Luke Fickell is emboldened and confident that Buckeyes can do the same again in Columbus.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Come back here with my wins!||
|9 weeks 5 days ago||I think O'Korn will run the Harbaughffense as is||
Can't forget that while Speight won the starting job over the summer, Harbaugh said multiple times that was very pleased with both quarterback's work ethic, playbook understanding and performance in practice and preparation.
That said, O'Korn's skill set is different, which might prompt Harbaugh and Fisch to consider some nuances to the call sheet, including yes, some zone read option plays, QB draws, etc. to keep defenses more honest than they were with Speight.
But O'Korn is surrounded by a cast of very high talented players at RB, WR and TE who will be playing on Sundays.
More important than reading defensive ends and jooking them out of their jocks for a 5 or 11 yard gain on the ground will be O'Korn improving the timing and delivery on passes with Butt, Darboh, Chesson and the backs.
I'm pretty sure that timing is already there and won't need much in-game testing. O'Korn will just run the plays.
I think it will surprise people the confidence Harbaugh bestows upon O'Korn and lets that kid gunsling it downfield as if nothing changed.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Feel bad for Speight, but he's in some good company||
A lot of people are too young to know this, but Michigan has a rather illustrious history of infamous starting QB injuries, especially shoulder injuries, which affected a great many things for the history and outcomes of the football program. Hopefully Speight makes a quick recovery.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Maybe O'Korn will step up||
Glass half full?
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Michigan lost the game along||
Michigan lost the game along the line of scrimmage on both sides.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Very poor game for Michigan.||
Very poor game for Michigan. Sloppy blocking all night by the OL against ome of the most mediocre and implosion ready defenses in the land. It doomed the offense. Then stupid penalties. Iowa hung on and hung on and stayed close until the end. Harbaugh returns to Kinnick for first time in 31 years only to see the ball split the uprights again as time runs out.
|10 weeks 12 hours ago||Washington to play USC||
Washington to play USC
|10 weeks 12 hours ago||Weird but think about the||
Weird but think about the last time Harbaugh was in Kinnick Stadium.......
|10 weeks 12 hours ago||Goddammit Kirk!||
|10 weeks 12 hours ago||Jezebel Clemson! "60 minutes||
Jezebel Clemson! "60 minutes of unnecessary roughness" and you fall apart? WTF?
|10 weeks 12 hours ago||How in the eff Clemson? Jezebel.||
How in the eff Clemson? Jezebel.
|10 weeks 17 hours ago||Yes. Hands down.<br>Ever since Ray Rice graduated.||
Yes. Hands down.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Iowa is gonna die||
Yeah, my gut tells me that both Ferentz and Greg Davis will drink a 6 pack of Red Bull before kickoff and the Hawkeyes will inexplicably start out hot, drive the field and score to take an early lead 7-0, to which enough people on interwebs will be outraged, want to drop kick a puppy because this can't happen, Michigan is 9-0 and ranked No. 2.
Except this won't happen.
Like all of the games Iowa has played before this season against football teams with a pulse, it is Iowa's opponents who score first. Then opponents take the lead. Then they keep it.
Sure, from time to time, Iowa might tie things up. They might even take a temporary lead by a FG or so. But it never holds. They can't capitalize on opponent mistakes and shifts in game momentum, like a fumble. Iowa always seems to find ways to shoot itself in teh foot, let opponents back in the game and then re-capitalize.
Iowa's offensive performance should be similar to Wisconsin game.
Iowa's defensive performance will be worse.
Nathan Stanley will be Iowa's QB at the end of the game.
Michigan 41, Iowa 13
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Hardly||
Too much Gerg Davis.
But their QB Chuck Long is doing color analyst work for the Big Ten Network.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Yep like a NASCAR driver||
Left - Left - Left - Left - Touchdewwwn!
"Dammit Jim, I'm a football coach not a.....oh yeah!"
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Iowa has some great skilled position players||
in WRs McCarron and Smith, TE Kittle and RBs Wadley/Daniels. But that OL is a problem. And Greg Davis and Kirk Ferentz tends to make matters worse.
Still I would not be surprised if Iowa had a hot start in Kinnick Stadium Saturday night.
Maybe a 7-0 lead or 10-0 lead.
They won't be able to maintain it though.
In home games against better teams, Iowa rarely scores first and usually found themselves playing catch up or struggling to move the ball. They never get around to capitalizing on game momentum. Screw ups and poor offense keep competitors in the game. Iowa just can't dominate.
If Michigan gets a two score lead in this game, it's curtains.
Lastly, Beathard was sacked 29 times last year over 14 games.
In 2016, he's already been sacked 24 times in 9 games, over half of the sacks (14) took place right in Kinnick Stadium games. This just kills drives and momentum for an already lackluster offense that doesn't really score a lot.
Michigan is probably going bludgeon Iowa, and I would not be at all surprised if they shut the Hawkeyes out.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||The Marines are some tough sobs.||
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Yep, makes one consider||
the players on the Michigan Roster over the last several years andover next several years - who may venture their way onto the future Michigan football coaching staff one day:
Michigan coaching staff - 1975
That was a great, great football coaching staff.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||It's been awhile for the Hurons||
Hope they make it back to bowl. First one since 1987 season:
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Lucky devil||
All of those cute University of Michigan nursing students tending to your every need.
Mr. Newsome is a man who understand how to make lemonade.
Well played young man. Well played.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Well, Kirk Ferentz can see a light at the end of the tunnel.||
And that light is a....is uh....OMG!!!.... TRAIN!!! TRAIN!! TRAIN!!!..............................................................................................
|10 weeks 5 days ago||It's understated.||
You still have to somehow include the pervasive holding penalty non-calls on the Ohio State OL.
When you do, that's probably worth 7 pts or more.
Sorry, but you have to build that into the model. It's kind of a rule for games in Columbus.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Iowa is weird||
On the one hand, they have two outstanding running backs in both Wadley and Daniels, but they somehow only rank 12th in the BIG10 in rushing. Makes no sense. It's like their OC Greg Davis keeps forgetting to use them.
They have a veteran QB (Beatherd) and 3 starters along the OL, but unfortunately lost their best TE Vandenberg for the season. Iowa's passing offense is ranked 11th in the BIG10 as a result.
The Iowa OL is not improving. Iowa QB CJ Beatherd was sacked:
4 times @ Penn State
2 times vs. Wisconsin
3 times @ Purdue
1 time vs. Minnesota
6 times(!!!) vs Northwestern
The Iowa OL is a big problem. I mean, does anyone not believe Michigan is going to eat CJ Beatherd alive on a national TV Saturday night?
I'll go so far as to predict that viewers are going to see backup QB Nathan Stanley by the 4th quarter of this one.
And the Iowa receivers are not helping Beatherd.
TE George Kittle is a huge drop off in production from Vandenberg. Sure-handed WR Riley McCarron is a life saver. But he's their best receiver and will blanketed all night by Mr. Lewis. That leaves Jerminic Smith who is fast and dangerous, but has 19 receptions all year (30 yrd/game) and 2 TDs.
It's not going to be enough.
By the end of the PSU game, Iowa's defense was completely gassed and had nothing left in the tank. PSU left at least 10 to 17 points on the field in that game.
Ferentz always has Iowa up for the Michigan game. He breaks his broken-record bad tendencies, poor decisions and Zookisms on purpose for the Wolverines it seems.
Except this time he's not coaching against Lloyd or RichRod or Brady Hoke. There won't be a let up. There won't be punts unless absolutely necessary, which is going to be really hard for a guy like Ferentz to digest.
I could be wrong, but I believe this time Michigan might dole out one of the most humiliating defeats of Iowa in a long time at Kinnick Stadium, possibly since 1978.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||The sunset will be at 5:10 p.m. on November 19 - almost 2 hours.||
Plenty of time. Plenty of light.
Besides, with Maize Out it will look like Ann Arbor, Michigan is the sun anyway.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Ohio State's offensive line is atrocious at holding||
The Ohio State vs. Nebraska game on Saturday night showed once again pervasive, blatant holding by Ohio State's center, guards and tackles throughout the game on Nebraska's DL and pass-rushing LBs throughout the game. The officials of that game let it slide.
I don't know whether officials rotate by state and by game. I'm hoping that they already do, in order to delete some of the potential confirmation bias or other biases that might form in one's head over time.
But there's definitely something amiss her with MSU week-to-week.
Offensively, Ohio State is one of the most frequently penalized teams in the league behind Minnesota, tied with ILL, MSU and Maryland.
Let's see what happens next weekend at Kinnick Stadium. I half expect a bundge of no calls on holding, and some bullshit targeting penalty.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Really weird how that MSU win||
Really weird how that MSU win in South Bend threw everyone off. MSU is a not a football team anymore. It's now an infirmary wearing for ball uniforms. Next year they could be worse.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||What if he came back for his senior season?||
What if he came back for his senior season?
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Warshington has to go to||
Warshington has to go to Pullman for final game, where all dreams go to die in cold November sleet storms.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Sean McDonough would have||
Sean McDonough would have been better, but now impossible. Fowler and Herbstreit want to call an upset in Iowa City.
|11 weeks 10 hours ago||You can bank on it that it will be||
You can bank on it that it will be
|11 weeks 10 hours ago||This is Bama in 4th qtr. Goddamn.||
This is Bama in 4th qtr. Goddamn.
|11 weeks 10 hours ago||Still it would be awesome for||
Still it would be awesome for Michigan to have a home and home vs LSU. Wear home blue uniforms in Tiger Stadium.
|11 weeks 10 hours ago||Nebraska is w/o starting QB||
Nebraska is w/o starting QB
|11 weeks 10 hours ago||Last time Michigan was 9-0? 2006 I think||
Last time Michigan was 9-0? 2006 I think
|11 weeks 10 hours ago||Danielson was an awful NFL QB and is an awful announcer also||
Danielson was an awful NFL QB and is an awful announcer also
|11 weeks 10 hours ago||Them refs are going to Disneyland||
Them refs are going to Disneyland
|11 weeks 10 hours ago||Gary knows Nick likes a ball handler as a holder.||
Gary knows Nick likes a ball handler as a holder.
|11 weeks 10 hours ago||Yep Alabama alwayd has big run for TD in the 4th||
Yep Alabama alwayd has big run for TD in the 4th
|11 weeks 10 hours ago||No trifecta dammit!||
No trifecta dammit!
|11 weeks 10 hours ago||Too much money on Alabama folks. No way LSU wins||
Too much money on Alabama folks. No way LSU wins
|11 weeks 10 hours ago||Remember when Lane Kiffin was||
Remember when Lane Kiffin was HC at Tennesse, left, then imploded as USC. Deja vu.
|11 weeks 10 hours ago||Sabam is going to have an aneurism||
Sabam is going to have an aneurism
|11 weeks 10 hours ago||Their LBs are back||
Their LBs are back
|11 weeks 11 hours ago||Birthturd sacked||
|11 weeks 11 hours ago||Gary Danielson is unbearable. Somebody sack Gary Danielson plz.||
Gary Danielson is unbearable. Somebody sack Gary Danielson plz.
|11 weeks 11 hours ago||Welp PSU 34 Iowa 7||
Welp PSU 34 Iowa 7
|11 weeks 11 hours ago||And interception Birthturd!||
And interception Birthturd!
|11 weeks 11 hours ago||Lame Kiffin getting exposed. Saban has had it with that douche.||
Lame Kiffin getting exposed. Saban has had it with that douche.
|11 weeks 11 hours ago||LOL @ Lame Kiffin||
LOL @ Lame Kiffin
|11 weeks 11 hours ago||Screw this game man. Harbaugh is watching Iowa, and so am I.||
Screw this game man. Harbaugh is watching Iowa, and so am I.
|11 weeks 11 hours ago||There is no pass rush though.||
There is no pass rush though. Same happened for Blough vs Nebraska. And other QBs. Blackshirts are no more.
|11 weeks 11 hours ago||Are Gary Danielson and Nick Saban dating?||
Are Gary Danielson and Nick Saban dating?
|11 weeks 11 hours ago||Nick Saban reminds me of Billy Bob Thornton.||
Nick Saban reminds me of Billy Bob Thornton.
|11 weeks 11 hours ago||God why Bon Jovi?||
God why Bon Jovi?
|11 weeks 11 hours ago||Good Lord Oregon WITF?||
Good Lord Oregon WITF?
|11 weeks 11 hours ago||"i didnt call timeout"||
"i didnt call timeout"
|11 weeks 11 hours ago||Yeah wtf get going||
Yeah wtf get going
|11 weeks 11 hours ago||Head hit first but force could have affected the spine or neck||
Head hit first but force could have affected the spine or neck
|11 weeks 11 hours ago||Get well young man!||
Get well young man!
|11 weeks 11 hours ago||Goddamn man||
|11 weeks 11 hours ago||Neck||