|7 hours 9 min ago||James Franklin post game||
James Franklin post game interview: https://youtu.be/3VORvsT78c8
|7 hours 10 min ago||Speight has not been tested.||
Speight has not been tested. Next weekend he will be. Wisconsin has a good DO, very good LBs and a decent secondary. Also, UM's OL makes or breaks it next weekend.
|8 hours 57 min ago||Oregon has a real problem on defense.||
Oregon has a real problem on defense.
|8 hours 59 min ago||One thing is for damn sure,||
One thing is for damn sure, Harbaugh will have them up and ready for Wisconsin.
|9 hours 4 min ago||Clapping doesn't work at it West either.||
Clapping doesn't work at it West either.
|10 hours 17 min ago||Glad the game vs Wisconsin is in Ann Arbor||
Glad the game vs Wisconsin is in Ann Arbor
|11 hours 19 min ago||How does ND recruit like that||
How does ND recruit like that and still play so poorly. Their def coord. Is toast.
|14 hours 19 min ago||Duke 14 Fightin Kellies 14||
Duke 14 Fightin Kellies 14
|16 hours 18 min ago||Boy...Notre Dame must be awful then. Will they lose to Duke?||
Boy...Notre Dame must be awful then. Will they lose to Duke?
|17 hours 17 min ago||That Pitt v UNC game oughta be a good one...||
That Pitt v UNC game oughta be a good one...
|17 hours 21 min ago||I wonder how the "drinking||
I wonder how the "drinking for charity" is going? Lets find out. Over to you in the UM hospital emergency room, Jane.....
|17 hours 24 min ago||Scansin was Scansinon that one, der too yet dontchaknooah Chri!||
Scansin was Scansinon that one, der too yet dontchaknooah Chri!
|17 hours 28 min ago||The SEC looks really bad. Jeezus.||
The SEC looks really bad. Jeezus.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Expect a cloud of expletives and interjections||
|1 day 16 hours ago||Expecting to see a shovel pass or two to address UM overpursuit||
Moorhead is a good OC. And Saquan Barkley could be lethal in that setup:
|1 day 18 hours ago||I'm getting all verklemmt. That young man stayed and....||
|1 day 18 hours ago||Yay Bacon!!!||
Identical signage in the School of Cardiology, but with text "DANGER! BACON!"
|1 day 20 hours ago||"Han, we need you!"||
|1 day 20 hours ago||Curious why Speight doesn't have a red circle too.||
He got dinged up last weekend.
He is not going to be 100% this Saturday.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Unfortunately, Like Rudock,||
Unfortunately, Like Rudock, Speight will be lucky to finish all 12 games healthy unless the veteran OL starts to finally get it.
|2 days 12 hours ago||They can't hear you guys. Heisman trophies in both ears.||
|2 days 12 hours ago||No||
Michigan has been down CB Lewis, DE Charlton and DT Mone on defense. Get some of these stars back and the tone of games played starts to change.
The disappointment in the 2016 Michigan OL though is justified.
Phil Steele is wrong about a great many things, not just Oklahoma football. But the man can definitely count: https://www.philsteele.com/Blogs/2016/JUNE16/DBJune13.html
In 2016 Michigan has the most career starts of any BIG10 offensive line (105). The next closest is Penn State's pathetic unit with 91 starts. Typically that's fantastic news, but we seem to forget that in even 2015 Michigan (10-3) finished 9th in the Big10 in rushing (153 yds/game). How much better could they really get in rushing?
The worst thing is to watch a guy like Ed Warrinner take one the least experienced OL's in the country (9 career starts) and watch them shred all opposition into ribbons, leading the league in rushing yards by a significant margin after just 3 games.
I don't know.
Against teams like UCF and Colorado, one would have expected Michigan's experience OL to have blasted them all off the ball repeatedly. Didn't happen. And now mental errors that should have been eliminated last year are somehow popping up against substandard competition. That's bad.
I think WYSIWYG on this UM OL. It's the best it's going to be. There are no better options, which says to me that any injuries to the OL would be a major problem.
I do think Michigan will play a lot better defensively with the return of the injured players, which should lighten the load for the offense.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Opportunity for UM OL to assert themselves||
and make a statement.
Penn State is going to load the box with 8+ just as UCF and Colorado did and force Michigan to throw against their secondary.
Michigan needs a big day from the OL and RBs Smith, Evans and Isaac.
Hopefully they run the ball with some authority this time.
|2 days 13 hours ago||The Stanfordization seems to be taking a backseat||
Just when you say the OL needs tons of work, especially on blitz pickups on passing downs, I think the Penn State game is going to have to reveal a return to basics for Drevno and Harbaugh, namely:
Running the goddamned football!
Three games in, Michigan is a middling BIG10 rushing team right now, which in terms of Stanfordization, Noooooooo!
Chris Evans and DeVeon Smith need to be given the football a lot more, IMO.
|2 days 14 hours ago||WTH?||
Have you noticed Chip Kelly's new employers?
It's Jed York and Trent Baalke.
Maybe not a circus, but definitely the ambiguously dumb duo.
I'd choose working for Lynn "Hey, I'm down on the sideline you guys!" Swann any day versus those two dolts.
|3 days 12 hours ago||Good ole "Take 'em Downtown!" Brown||
Michigan has a fine defensive coordinator in that man.
|4 days 14 hours ago||Read the damn manual USC!||
|4 days 14 hours ago||Well, the good news is Lynn Swann is in charge||
as the Athletic Director and he will soon put everything in Troy back to rights.
Hmph, surprised you guys didn't know that.
|4 days 14 hours ago||Because Iowa was not ranked No. 5||
in the nation.
Also, Iowa did not have 4 heisman trophy candidates and an outland trophy candidate on the roster.
QB Chad Henne - 5 star quarterback, senior, 4 year starter
TB Mike Hart
OT Jake Long
WR Mario Manningham
WR Adrian Arrington
Just about the only thing similar between 2016 Iowa and 2007 Michigan is the offensive coordinators:
Mike Debord vs. Greg Davis.
In a matchup, neither would win. We would all just lose.
|4 days 18 hours ago||Michigan better be able plow through Penn State on the ground||
Of all of the teams on the BIG10 slate this year for Michigan, Penn State has one of the worst rushing defenses right now:
|4 days 18 hours ago||Dude there's nothing to suggest burn out by Urban Meyer||
He's lost one Big Ten game in his first 4 years.
That's never happened.
For 2017 recruiting Ohio State is kicking Nick Saban's teeth in with 6 (SIX!) 5 star recruits already and it's only September.
At this point, Urban Meyer could probably coast to 11-1 or 12-0 over the next 3 years while doing little more than ordering Domino's pizza during Saturday games and riding laps around the football field of Ohio Stadium on tricycle and handing out lollipops to local kids.
Harbaugh has to make hay while the sun shines this year with all his seniors and experience, but the game is in Columbus. Tall order despite more team starts.
Ohio does not have any talent deficit to Harbaugh's Michigan, even this year.
Harbaugh will get his, but I question whether Michigan can expect 50% wins over the next 10 years unless recruiting dramatically improves.
FWIW OSU just finished blasting Oklahoma out of their home stadium while Michigan struggled to put down a perennial PAC-12 and Big 12 basement dweller. Ohio's quarterback threw only 20 passes Saturday night. 4 of them were caught in the end zone.
More of the same, and it's obscene.
I know what you're trying to say. But wishful thinking about Harbaugh just doesn't cut it.
|4 days 19 hours ago||"Those creeps can roll, man."||
|5 days 14 hours ago||I wish Brian would do it.||
Even if he brought back some of the great morsels like this one:
"Daddy, was Notre Dame ever good?"
|5 days 16 hours ago||Also||
becoming an Admiral walking the bridge essentially because all of your superiors (Ozzel, Veers, etc.) got Force-choked to death by The Sith HR Department doesn't always pay off in the end.
|5 days 16 hours ago||Dave Brand-On. So much of work left undone.||
|5 days 16 hours ago||Yeah, well I've written enough below but if you're going||
to the game this Saturday, then be ready for more of this horseshit behavior by PSU fans:
|5 days 16 hours ago||Paterno's name is repeatedly mentioned because||
1. Joe Paterno was the authority of the program for 46 years. Paterno WAS Penn State football. In fact, few people alive today even know or remember the name of his predecessor. A walking legend, and revered and worshipped by Penn State as such.
2. Joe Paterno's family, especially his wife and son, did more damage to Joe Paterno's legacy by trying to invent a narrative about what happened related to the child rapes and his obstruction of justice, minimizing Joe Paterno's poor judgements and enablement of criminal acts (child rape, sexual assault, etc.), and maximizing his gridiron achievements. To continue to do this in the wake of the trial results and the legal outcome, and in the faces of rape survivors is just too obscene for words.
3. Even when the shit went down to the wire, and the facts of the case had been released to the media, and Sandusky on trial, Joe Paterno himself refused to admit to any wrong-doing or apologize to the victims for this sexual violence. He did not acknowledge that it even happened.
4. Joe Paterno and his family wanted to preserve the status quo and his prior legacy, even when that was not longer possible.
Paterno didn't molest anyone, but he knew child rape and sexual assault was taking place under his watch and by whom, and he did nothing to report it. In fact, he and at least three of his assistant coaches knew about it dating back to 1976, and again did nothing.
Paterno hired all of these men, including Sandusky, Bradley and Schiano. They were under his charge. He was directly responsible and accountable for their performance. One could argue Paterno was NOT responsible for their conduct (Sandusky's). Normally, I would agree, if Paterno did not know Sandusky was a secret pedophile. But Paterno did know. And he still did nothing. In fact, the university officials knew as well. And they did nothing. Assistant coaches knew, and they did nothing.
That current players, students and fans must suffer and serve as an example for the world of how not respond to sexual predators (I can't believe this needs to be explained) might be unfair, but life is not fair. And neither is getting introduced to Penn State university employee-sodomites in positions of power while you are a vulnerable, fatherless, helpless and innocent child seeking approval and guidance.
|5 days 17 hours ago||Nice job||
There are some very kind people under those mean looking helmets and dark blue jerseys.
|5 days 17 hours ago||I'm glad you asked||
|5 days 17 hours ago||It really depends on Millen||
Yes, there is the CU game example from Saturday where he did relatively well.
But then there is also the Michigan @ Maryland game last year where he took every single down as an opportunity to go out of his way to verbally praise Maryland, Edsall and their schizofrenic quarterback play, and to minimize or deprecate Michigan, even though the Wolverines were quite obviously and literally throttling the Terps on national television, while Maryland was also self-destructing with forced and unforced errors.
Millen had God knows how many concussions during his playing days at Penn State, Oakland, SF and Washington. But he knows exactly what he's doing.
When he's announcing Michigan football games, there's always a tiny gremlin inside Matt Millen's brain that knows that millions of viewers actually agreed with signs like the ones below, and so he is going to continue to take periodic stabs in their hearts whenever he feels like it. He knows he effed up the Lions royally. But it's cathartic medicine for him.
|5 days 17 hours ago||About CU's corners, FWIW Gary Barnett's chimed in||
Barnett said he was talking to NFL scouts who were at the game on Saturday.
The NFL scouts apparently told Gary (regarding CU's cornerbacks): "Those kids can play."
CU's analysis of Michigan game loss here on Youtube w/ former CU coach Barnett:
It's worth seeing Barnett's disappointment in the outcome, the preparedness of the CU back up QB and not looking forward to Oregon next week.
Also, three game caveats obviously apply, but Colorado's pass defense is currently Top 10:
In fact in total defense, CU is currently 4th, well ahead of Michigan after 3 games.
Oregon might change this dramatically by Sunday morning.
|5 days 18 hours ago||The constant fight to divorce Joe Paterno from Sandusky||
will never work. Sue Paterno will go to the grave a loser in this quest.
Joe Paterno WAS Penn State football for 46 years.
I read this other article too (see link), where you have former PSU players like Lance Hamilton who simply cannot acknowledge nor accept the fallibility of his head coach:
“It’s been very hard on me, because I see a man in Joe Paterno, whose reputation was stellar, be sullied and dragged through the proverbial mud,” he said. “In the sense that he was never given his opportunity to speak before he passed ... It seems there has been a large segment of society, of the media who has rushed to judgment where Coach Paterno was concerned.”
This is a former player who will not accept the facts of the case, and somehow must rationalize 36 consecutive years of Paterno's silence and inaction as acceptable.
So that answer is "No". A significant number of Penn State fans, alumni and former players WILL NEVER fully accept or acknowledge the truth of what happened over a period 40+ seasons at Penn State. Especially not the former players. They cannot come to grips with the fact that Paterno harbored and protected a known child rapist FOR DECADES.
Add to that new student athletes, coaches and alumni of Penn State who will always operate from the function of "having nothing to do with any of that".Yet, PSU officials want such anniversary events to focus on the such new players, their achievements and scholarship.
Nobody is going to forgive this.
Speaking of forgiveness, it remains very difficult to reconcile the preposterous double-standards of the NCAA. The very notion that SMU football would receive the "death penalty" in 1986 over the payments to players, the flicking of $100 bills by boosters, restaurant checks paid, free leased camaros and Dillard's shopping sprees, while Penn State got pretty much NOTHING (everything reinstated) for institutional harboring and protection of a serial child rapist is a disgrace on such an order that cannot be quantitied and should never expunged.
In my opinion, Penn State should not even be playing college football, let alone be a member of the Big Ten conference anymore.
That Ohio State would employ, and keep employed, a coach like Greg Schiano, who also knew of the sexual abuse at Penn State, and also did nothing to stop it or report it, FOR DECADES and to this day, only adds to scandal.
Joe Paterno was a successful football coach AND obstructed justice for dozens of helpless victim of rape.
All Michigan fans can do is protest Paterno public veneration by the religious zealots in Happy Valley, and say "No" to Penn State's solipsism.
After that all the UM community can do is hope to hell nothing even remotely like this ever happens in Ann Arbor, but that if it did, the university would handle it differently and decisively
|6 days 6 hours ago||Yeah, we need to consider the||
Yeah, we need to consider the opponents. If the punt blocks and FG blocks and punt return TDs continue well into the BIG10 regular season, then we can commence with the circle jerk. Hawaii, UCF and Colorado are all going to have awful football teams and records in 2016. And all had special teams as a marked red flag coming in.
|6 days 13 hours ago||Barkley should be 100% for Saturday at Michigan.||
Barkley should be 100% for Saturday at Michigan.
|6 days 13 hours ago||Based on the Colorado game I||
Based on the Colorado game I can foresee PSU WR Godwin having another big day. Also PSU is yet another spread option team which UM D hasnt proven it can slow down, let alone shut down decisively.
|6 days 17 hours ago||Louisville should be #3. They earned it.||
Louisville should be #3. They earned it.
|6 days 17 hours ago||Summabitch I hate 3:30 starts. Stop it!||
Summabitch I hate 3:30 starts. Stop it!
|1 week 7 hours ago||Big Ten is a gauntlet. No one finishes unbeaten this time.||
Big Ten is a gauntlet. No one finishes unbeaten this time.
|1 week 7 hours ago||Phil Steele is an idiot||
Phil Steele is an idiot
|1 week 7 hours ago||OU 17 Ohio st 42.||
OU 17 Ohio st 42.
|1 week 7 hours ago||The ND DC is toast||
The ND DC is toast
|1 week 7 hours ago||MSU Can just grind it out now||
MSU Can just grind it out now
|1 week 7 hours ago||I dont know man. Kizer is a fucking surgeon now.||
I dont know man. Kizer is a fucking surgeon now.
|1 week 7 hours ago||And Maryland freshman QB wins it. Haahahahah Scott Frost||
And Maryland freshman QB wins it. Haahahahah Scott Frost
|1 week 7 hours ago||Welp Perry Hills is knocked out now.||
Welp Perry Hills is knocked out now.
|1 week 8 hours ago||Hahaha UCF game camera||
Hahaha UCF game camera shaking cause of the aluminum frame of the stadium bleachers.
|1 week 8 hours ago||Wtf why is Durkin smiling?||
Wtf why is Durkin smiling?
|1 week 8 hours ago||UCF got hosed. PI should have been called||
UCF got hosed. PI should have been called
|1 week 8 hours ago||Is Oklahomas fight song for real? Goddammit||
Is Oklahomas fight song for real? Goddammit
|1 week 8 hours ago||Yep thats a Kliff Kingsbury offense||
Yep thats a Kliff Kingsbury offense
|1 week 8 hours ago||LOL at ND shitting the bed||
LOL at ND shitting the bed
|1 week 8 hours ago||I see why ND fans hate their DC||
I see why ND fans hate their DC
|1 week 8 hours ago||Kelly Yosemite Sam in 3,||
Kelly Yosemite Sam in 3, 2...doesn't matter. He's lost the team.
|1 week 8 hours ago||Yeah but ND recruiting....wtf Kelly?||
Yeah but ND recruiting....wtf Kelly?
|1 week 9 hours ago||Missouri 27, Georgia 21 WTF man||
Missouri 27, Georgia 21 WTF man
|1 week 9 hours ago||Mayfield is sick as hell man. damn||
Mayfield is sick as hell man. damn
|1 week 9 hours ago||Yes. I recommend beer. Then some tylenol night time.||
Yes. I recommend beer. Then some tylenol night time.
|1 week 9 hours ago||Strange. He was absent from class again.||
Strange. He was absent from class again.
|1 week 9 hours ago||No. Notre dame made too many unforced errors.||
No. Notre dame made too many unforced errors.
|1 week 9 hours ago||Reminds us that Stanfordization of Michigan: Incomplete||
Reminds us that Stanfordization of Michigan: Incomplete
|1 week 9 hours ago||OSU getting Texas Tech'd by Mayfield||
OSU getting Texas Tech'd by Mayfield
|1 week 9 hours ago||Brian Kelly has no excuses.||
Brian Kelly has no excuses. Good God look at their recruiting classes.
|1 week 10 hours ago||Lots of mental errors by the Irish. Sheezus.||
Lots of mental errors by the Irish. Sheezus.
|1 week 10 hours ago||So fucking lucky.||
So fucking lucky.
|1 week 10 hours ago||Holy Shit MSY changes QBs aleady||
Holy Shit MSY changes QBs aleady
|1 week 13 hours ago||Colorado gets ball for 2nd half||
Colorado gets ball for 2nd half
|1 week 14 hours ago||The curse of Matt Millen||
The curse of Matt Millen
|1 week 17 hours ago||Estos Caballeros son locos! Vamos Lobos! Y Vamos Azuuuuuuul!||
Estos Caballeros son locos! Vamos Lobos! Y Vamos Azuuuuuuul!
|1 week 1 day ago||Prepare yourselves mentally for rain/lightning delay||
Any lightning within 10 miles of the Stadium means game is shut down and delayed.
|1 week 1 day ago||The cool thing about opponents like Colorado||
is that we probably get to see some new offensive plays we haven't seen before from Michigan.
I do think running spread and shred and Texas Tech air raid stuff in the rain will be fun to watch. I'm not saying Colorado can't do it against Michigan, because Montana and Eastern Washington do the same wacky stuff every year, right on through ice cold monsoons and blizzards with very interesting outcomes.
In my estimation Colorado is anything but a body bag game.
|1 week 1 day ago||LOL spread and shred vs. TEs and Fullbacks||
in da rain doh!
|1 week 1 day ago||"LET IT RAIN!!!!".......also||
I just sharted.
|1 week 1 day ago||Injuries? - Buffs SS Tedric Thompson #9 questionable for Sat||
due to whiplash and concussion.
|1 week 1 day ago||It's going to be close folks||
Colorado is a different team, and Luifau is a wildcard.
Two Colorado TDs and 3 FGs
|1 week 2 days ago||"He's skiiing on one ski!!!"||
|1 week 2 days ago||I like this gif the best....tried it on the girlfriend||
She's still not speaking to me.
|1 week 2 days ago||Down to Colorado's OL||
The Buffaloes are much improved vs. last year, but their OL is not experienced (ranked 5th in the PAC-12 in career starts, 34th nationally.
Michigan must control the escape lanes and time to throw for CU QB Luifau.
|1 week 2 days ago||Competition and only 2 games caveat applies but||
thus far on third down playing Michigan, "you're gonna have a bad time".
|1 week 2 days ago||Interjections||
"Holy hell you're terrible!": Penn State, @ Rutgers, Illinois, Maryland
"How can we trust that you won't kill us?": Colorado, Indiana,
"Go $*ck yourself San Diego!": @Ohio State, @Iowa, Wisconsin, @Michigan State(?)
|1 week 4 days ago||You can give to both and still win.||
You can give to both and still win.
|1 week 5 days ago||Simulating Michigan in practice cant be much fun these days.||
Simulating Michigan in practice cant be much fun these days.
|1 week 6 days ago||Exiting a sales meeting with||
Exiting a sales meeting with a client. My Dutch colleague called crying "what the hell is happening in your country!?"
|1 week 6 days ago||UCF was awful a year ago.||
UCF was awful a year ago. Frost is a good coach, and UCF is right there in the thick of players like Anthony Carter and Denard Robinson. They will do well.
|1 week 6 days ago||Mark it Dude!||
Mark it Dude!
|1 week 6 days ago||And still the UM band remains||
And still the UM band remains unmic'd
|2 weeks 13 hours ago||It was a decisive win. Yes,||
It was a decisive win. Yes, fans wanted to see Michigan demoralize the weaker opponent with punishing runs. Fact is UCF's DL played well and their LBs were physical, but they were also undisciplined and Speight broke out the cutlery and carved them to pieces through the air.
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||Was at the game||
Harbaugh went enthusiastically to shake the hands of the UCF players.
Frost did the same to UM players.
They missed each other.
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||T. Boone Pickens is mad enough||
to chew nails right about now.
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||Holy shit balls||
I am a man! I'm 40!
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Weekends like these, eh Gary?||
We end up starring at a screen with highlights of Iowa inexplicably losing to cross-state rival Iowa State at home.
And then some other team end up shitting the bed until the final seconds.
But I'm happy!
Michigan vs. UCF Wooo-Hoooo!
|2 weeks 1 day ago||"Not in the face!"||
"Not in the face!"
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I think it would be a mistake||
to assume that Jim Harbaugh hasn't changed personnel since 2007. I think he has. I also think he has improved and learned many things from those comments, and later on while at San Francisco as well.
As far as I'm concerned, it's all "water under the bridge".
However, what is interesting is to read the articles and tone on the blog at that time - August 2007.
I don't think anyone could have imagined the chronology of unfortunate events that would befall the football program a few weeks later, and the 8 years of circling the drain that followed.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Yes! AMERICAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!||
They look sweet!
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Same stickers as last year.||
Same stickers as last year.
|3 weeks 8 hours ago||Well done Huskers and Bulldogs. RIP young Mr Foltz||
Well done Huskers and Bulldogs. RIP young Mr Foltz
|4 weeks 17 hours ago||Welp, the dude has an effortless Howitzer arm||
Not much mobility at all, as he's statuesque, but he doesn't have to be.
He's got some great receivers, TEs and great RB options.
QB was a question, but not a concern for me I guess.
Whoever can pass the Jim Harbaugh litmus test, well dammit, who do you think you are to question it given his track record?
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Good Lord||
Washington is going to annihilate Rutgers in that season opener up in Seattle.
RB Miles Gaskin returns for Huskies, 1,300 yards last year.
They return 4 starters on the OL and intend to run a lot more this fall.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||This is the best comment on the thread||
I highly recommend the Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments by Ali Almosawwi for kids and adults.
If people would take just 20 minutes to understand some of the common major fallacies of argumentation and debate, they would spend a lot more time listening and actually understanding the arguments of others, and less time making complete fools of themselves.
What we have today is an uncivilized, talking head culture where as consumers of media we seem more and moer desperately obsessed to witness and digest the ownage, humiliation and disqualification of others ideas and views before any constructive discussion can take place.
What was once called debate and argumentation, I think, has been largely forgotten, like "an elegant weapon for a more civilized age".
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Well, here's a toast to:||
A Michigan defense that is a one collossal, consistent MACRO AGGRESSION on Saturday afternoons all season long, and that they are never a microaggression.
That Don Brown gives ZERO TRIGGER WARNINGS to opponents for his defensive coverages and violent blitzes.
That there are NO SAFE SPACES for 60 minutes for opposing quarterbacks, running backs, receivers or kick returns until after the game.
That someone on the coaching staff for one game, just one game, shows up dressed as Reality character from South Park.
Well, ok that's maybe taking it too far...
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I think it will be O'Korn||
Both QBs have Howitzer arms, but only O'Korn has the footspeed and mobility and is proven to be able to thread the need on the run and under pressure consistenly. He also has a lot more game experience than Speight.
If leadership, making all the throws and not making f-ups are equal among the candidates, then QB mobility and speed will be one glaring contrast.
In my mind, that signals O'Korn over Speight.
I could be wrong.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Things is, Harbaugh is just getting started.||
It will be interesting to see how things are around Ann Arbor in year 3 and 4.
People often understated the following: It took Harbaugh 3 years just to bulldoze and contain the tire fire that was Stanford football. By year 4 though, the foundation was completely torn down and rebuilt.
To this day the Stanford football program is kicking the shit out of people and is a major favorite in 2016 in the PAC-12. Stanford has not fielded a football team that didn't finish ranked and with less than 8 wins, usually achieving 11 wins.
That is literally unbelieveable in and of itself, if you watched any previous PAC-10 football over the last 20 years, and Stanford football in particularly.
David Shaw deserves a ton of credit for Stanford football achievement today, the continuity its deserved splendor. It's a West power now.
But Harbaugh was the brilliant visionary, excavator, architect & designer.
Aside from all the media attention and criticism of Harbaugh's methods, Michigan football's finest days are still ahead.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Oakland still in playdoh||
|4 weeks 2 days ago||YES!!! Two Orange County California behemoths clash Friday night||
Michigan WR Kekoa Crawford's Rancho Santa Margarita Eagles at Mission Viejo High School Diablos
RSM's center is Brett Neilon, a Michigan target for 2017, I believe
Santa Margarita has a student section – “The Eagles Nest” – that is one of the most passionate in the county. Santa Margarita’s students will probably fill up a good portion of the visitor’s half of the stadium Friday when the Eagles play at Mission Viejo.
That’s an unusually high-quality matchup for opening week. Coaches sometimes prefer a less-challenging first game, given that these are high school kids and coaches are never certain what they’re going to get.
On one side of the field at Mission Viejo will be Bob Johnson, who has coached county football since the 1970s and has 315 career wins. He coached the Diablos to CIF-Southern Section and state championships last year as the team finished 16-0. On the other side of the field will be Rich Fisher, making his Santa Margarita coaching debut after many years as a college football assistant coach.
Mission Viejo is No. 2 in the Register’s Orange County preseason rankings. Santa Margarita is No. 4. (Those rankings will be part of a 16-page high school football preview section, “Kickoff 2016,” that will be included in the Register on Thursday.)
Mission Viejo is one of four O.C. teams that won CIF-SS football titles in 2015. Canyon, La Habra and Saddleback Valley Christian are the others.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||And just where the hell are the Wolverine helmet awards?||
Just kidding bro.
Helluva job. Very nice work!
I bet you could sell these on ebay.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Kenny Demens and The Beav||
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Ohhh fffffffffffuuuuu....||
"Only I didn't say fudge."
|4 weeks 3 days ago||"I am talking about unchecked aggression here...."||
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Rutgers, you're gonna have a bad time.||
Rutgers, you're gonna have a bad time.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||What a douchebag. I knew a||
What a douchebag. I knew a guy just like that back in high school. Picking up your teeth with a broken hand is sad, just sad, man.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||"They called it San-Dee-Yahgo, which of course in German means"||
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Those blue chin straps look sick||
Very different look
They eliminated all white labeling from the Michigan helmet it seems (no more white chin straps, no more white riddell or air neck border rim.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Gerry DiNardo||
went 59-76-1 coaching college football.
Beano Cook was a better prognosticator picking Notre Dame to win national championships every year.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah, well Ohio State just reloads on DL this year||
DE Sam Hubbard - 6 - RS So. 5 star No. 2 OLB
DT Michael Hill - 77 - RS Jr. 4 start No. 16 DT
DT Tracy Sprinkle - 93 - RS Jr 3 star No 38 DE (suspended in 2014 for cocaine possession, back on the team in 2015 and 2016)
DE TyQuan Lewis - 59 RS Jr 4 star DE / Jalyn Holmes -11 RS Jr 4 star DE
|5 weeks 5 days ago||"The Wreck of the Brady Hokegerald...."||
The sardonic quote for our times. May they forever be behind us.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah but when was the last time 9 different||
Michigan running backs scored multiple touchdowns?
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Goddammit!||
So THAT'S what all the steak and chocolate milk are for!
|5 weeks 6 days ago||What are you saying?||
You mean to tell us that if you ban hand guns then criminals will still be able to get their hands on them? Oh My God!
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Holy shit||
That is going to be one beefy goal line defense.
|6 weeks 16 hours ago||Novembers in Michigan as a kid||
Gray cool Saturdays. Coming in from playing outside. Parents turning off the volume on the TV and turning on the radio to listen to Bob Ufer do the play by play.
We had black in white TV so Michigan looked to me like they were wearing black striped helmets, black uniforms, black taped shoes. It was cool.
In those days you could hear the band and crowd chanting "Let's Go Blue!" on the radio.
I asked my mom why is the announcer crying like that (his voice was cracking)?
"Because he loves Michigan".
I've never been the same.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Have a nice flight, Hope||
You had 90 minutes and failed. Own it.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Always reminds me of Dennis Farina||
"Let's bring 'em all downtown and put 'em in a line up!"
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Kevin Sumlin at Purdue?||
Holy crap, that would be awesome.
Let's think about this first you guyz....
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Nebraska||
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Reaction reminded me of||
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I was hoping for a reaction like||
Maybe we should give it a few years.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Palpatine called and he said:||
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Say what you want. Purdue is scary.||
The kind of team that loses to Marshall and Bowling Green, almost destroy MSU's dream season and then take a giant dump in Mike Riley's picnic basket, and causes ranked Northwestern and Iowa teams to shit themselves.
I don't trust them, especially against decent opponents.
They have like 8 starters back on offense and 8 starters back on a horrible defense.
They're probably going to be better than last year.
Starting 3 games are against EKU 6-5, Cincy 7-6 and Nevada 7-6. All at home.
Plus they don't play Michigan, Ohio State nor MSU this year.
Purdue Offensive Coordinator this fall is Terry Malone, of Michigan fame. In other words, Purdue fans should mentally brace themselves for plenty of telegraphed quick hitch passes to a flanker in the flat for no gain.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Played hockey for Western Michigan - #6||
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Very sad day. RIP Mr. Saunders||
Condolences to your family.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Welp, that happened||
|6 weeks 4 days ago||LOL It's happening!||
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Obligatory||
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I was totally thinking Eastbound and Down||
Relieved when someone else already posted Kenny Powers pic.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||OMG Not Enough Fullbacks!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!||
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Ready.....Set......GO!||
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Stay at high-altitude - about 6,500 ft above sea level||
You'll be just fine.
Go below it and the risk is considerable in certain countries.
CDC Warning for Mexico:http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/alert/zika-virus-mexico
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Aww jeeze!||
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Agreed. Colorado went 4-9 last year but has 17 starters back||
Including 8 on offense and 9 on defense.
They also have QB Sefo Luifau who reminds me of Oregon's Marcus Marriota. Can run well and has Howitzer throwing arm. Great tailback in freshmen Beau Basharat and JC transfers at WR Juwann Winfree.
Spread option offense and a nice test for Michigan's defense early.
They are not PAC-12 conference contenders, but it's also not the Colorado push-over teams of Dan Hawkins and Jon Embree. Mike MacIntyre is doing a good job bringing back talent and competence.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah me too||
Though I think we all just know some poor bastard has a wedding to go to that same weekend. Ugh!
|7 weeks 2 days ago||(No subject)||
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Center Walt Downing's helmet from 1977||
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Wrong. Lil' Wayne will have you judged before Cheese-Us.||
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Also chin straps are wrong color||
Michigan's chin straps are now going to be dark blue.
Way to go Riddell.
Schutt has always kicked Riddell's ass in terms of helmets.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Damn. September 17th is a huge weekend in college football||
Lots of interesting and ranked matchups:
Ohio State @ Oklahoma
Michigan State @ Notre Dame
North Dakota State @ Iowa (!!!)
Oregon @ Nebraska
Alabama @ Ole Miss
USC @ Stanford
Pitt @ Oklahoma State
Georgia @ Missouri
Texas A&M @ Auburn
Gonna lay waste to that coaches poll.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Healthy dose of reality probably comes in Norman||
That night game at Oklahoma on 17 September is going to be a really good one.
I think Oklahoma will prove to be the decisively better football team in that game.
That probably creates a "chip on the shoulder" story again for Ohio State football with something to prove, etc.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||You're welcome.||
Here's where I found the data:
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Ed Shuttlesworth||
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, it's about damn time for Blue chin straps.||
It darkens the entire helmet that much more.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, it's about damn time for Blue chin straps.||
It darkens the entire helmet that much more.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Dumb||
One can dislike Mark Dantonio, but you can't argue with his record, which speaks for itself: 87-33 over 10 years at a BIG10 school that had been circling the drain since 1987 and since 1978 before that. He really has achieved the impossible there and more.
He hates Michigan, and I'm fine with that.
The Fox Sports interviewers were both royal douchebags. They're not even journalists. Any self-respecting man would have hung up on them as well after receiving the same questions.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Happy Little Cloud||
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I was there last week||
I now have a freaking cold from the repeated 80 degree temperature changes from Potomac Swamp to Artic Blast Office AC. Cheese Us.
Beautiful city though. Damn.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||By week three a blue matte UM helmet won't make no nevermind||
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Yes, interesting, but not completely foreign||
|7 weeks 4 days ago||My sublime reaction goes something like this...||
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Just when I think the whole thing couldn't get any dumber...||
YOU TOTALLY redeem yourselves!
|7 weeks 4 days ago||If the OL plays well, then holy crap.||
Sure, the main question is QB and probably OL. UM's lineup of John O'Korn, Wilton Speight, Shane Morris and true frosh Brandon Peters seems a bit rickety, but in great hands with Jedd Fisch and Jim Harbaugh.
Wolverines' LB crew can get by with being average because of attacking style of DC Don "Take 'em All Downtown!" Brown at DC.
Otherwise holy crap, probably this might be Michigan's most solid overall team since 2007, including special teams.
The one thing that could derail it all, as it did in 2007, is injuries. Let's face it, Michigan was fortunate last year not to have to have lost QB Jake Rudock to injury.
I think O'Korn wins the UM starting role decisively and improves upon his 2013 UH form of 3000 yards, 30 TDs and 10 INTs. But if Harbaugh's comments are to be believed, if O'Korn goes down or out, it's probably going to be Wilton Speight at QB.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Got a 2000 Honda Civic DX, 95K mi||
Almost 100% of that mileage was prolific start-and-stop city driving.
Most people cannot comprehend the kind of wear and tear that city driving takes on their vehicle, especially brakes and transmission. So those 95K mi. are "hard core", southern Cal traffic miles. 16 years and paint on top has been sunbleached clean off. What a great, trusty car.
I just bought a 2005 Cadillac Deville with 20K mi. Awesome car. Taking delivery in a few weeks. Total bad grandpa material.
V8 engine. Cooled seats for me. Heated seats for her. Drive on the column. Plenty of room to mess around, not like that damn cramped Civic.
Will drive the Caddy like Judge Smails and trade it in on my next - a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, metallic brown. My dream vehicle:
|7 weeks 5 days ago||The good news is that Rutgers fans will not have long to wait||
to realize if they're any good or not.
By October 9, it should be abundantly clear that 10-2 ain't happening in 2016
|8 weeks 14 hours ago||Suck. 1980 font was best||
Suck. 1980 font was best
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Don't||
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Black shoes and dats it. Done.||
Black shoes and dats it. Done.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||No.||
First you attend the seminar, which costs $500.00 cash. No refunds.
Second, you buy the book with the step-by-step money-making secrets.
Third, you make your first sale
Fourth, you build your own clientele network.
Then you can have an Apple laptop.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Stanfordization Download Complete.||
Prepare Opponent Annihilation Phase....
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Heartbreaking. Good Christ! RIP Young Men.||
Heartbreaking. Good Christ! RIP Young Men.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||A great man. RIP Coach.||
|9 weeks 2 days ago||I don't know. Dave, what do you thin.....||
|9 weeks 2 days ago||I don't know. Dave, what do you thin.....||
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Because we would run out of||
Because we would run out of jersey numbers and we would have point guards wearing No 69 and ridiculous crap like that. The General and Joubert and Rockymore were all the bees knees yo. Agreed.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Will be relying on the "disrespekt" and "chip on the shoulder"||
Still, for a team with 4 returning starters on offense and 6 on defense, MSU appears to be poised for a good season, mainly because of defense, but also solid TB, WRs corp and 3 starters back on the OL (effectively).
|10 weeks 2 days ago||What is Jim Harbaugh's response to such things?||
"That would have killed a lesser man!"
Or something to that effect, right?
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Matt Millen IS...||
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Burst appendix 1 day prior to boarding flight to Malaysia.||
Had burst 1 day before departing on 20 hour flight to Malaysia meeting.
Was ill for a few days leading up to trip. Finally said eff it and went to emergency room day before trip.
Had I not done that, Dr. said I'd probably be irrevocably screwed or dead.
I suffered two abdominal abcesses post-operative as a result of my typical male stubborness about pain, etc.
But honestly I didn't even know my appendix burst. No fever. Nothing.
Surgeon said it was one of the most serious cases he had seen.
"Sometimes you eat the bear, othertimes the bear eats you."
|10 weeks 3 days ago||It's worth noting that in 1977 pass blocking rules changed||
The NCAA permitted more-effective pass protection in 1977, allowing offensive linemen a ''half-extension'' of the arms. Previously, linemen had to keep their hands against their chest while blocking.
By any standard, the majority of Big Ten coaches were very slow to adjust. Jim Young at Purdue (Mark Hermann, 2400 yrds) and Darryl Rogers Michigan State (Ed Smith 1,731 yrds) capitalized on the rule change immediately. Michigan's Rick Leach was a distant third (1,109 yrds passing). The remaining QBs in the league were putting up high school passing numbers.
Meanwhile the seven starting quarterbacks of the PAC-8 that year ALL had 1,000+ yards passing. Warren Moon was not even the best in class that year
During the 1970s regular season Michigan didn't face "west coast" passing offenses very much.
This frequently worked to their disadvantage in the Rose Bowl.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||McCartney was a great defensive coach, but this attitude||
does explain how a 10-1 Michigan team could get lit up by a 7-4 Washington Huskies squad that was fortified with "OMG BIG PLAY!" players like QB Warren Moon, WR Spider Gaines and TB Joe Steele to the tune of 24-0 lead by the 3rd quarter of the Rose Bowl game that year.
It didn't help matters that Michigan ran a meatgrinder, clocking-sucking, Option I offense trying to play catch up in the second half. If it hadn't been for Don Nehlen's installation of several true play-action passing formations and plays that season, Michigan probably would have lost that game 27-7 or worse.
Against inferior Big10 opponents, most of whom were also running run-centric, time-wasting and less effective, option offenses as well, this "prevent the big play" strategy became a self-fulfilling prophecy. I mean what would be a big play? A fullback getting tackled by a safety for 9 yard gain? A tailback taking an option pitch around left end for 12 yards? The only team running a pass centric offense in the Big Ten that years was Darryl Rogers Michigan State (QB Ed Smith).
McCartney's secondary and linebackers were in zone coverage for 60 minutes of most games, despite having All-Conference and future NFL stars like Dwight Hicks, Jim Pickens, Mike Jolly and Derek Howard. Had these dude played man coverage on Spider Gaines and spied Warren Moon, man who knows. Michigan might have won a share of the national title that year.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Meyer||
Yes, he has nuked Big Ten opponent recruiting from orbit since he's been in Columbus, and most Power 5 teams would just kill to have his 3 deep roster at any position.
But could 2016 might be one of those "off" years?
By "off" I mean 9-3 or 10-2 instead of 11-1 or 12-0?
The Buckeye schedule looks tougher this year with 10 opponents who made it to post-season, including 5 ranked teams.
That matchup at Oklahoma (11-2, with 9 starters back on offense, 7 starters on defense) is going to be the toughest regular season non-conference foe Urban Meyer has ever coached against - and I'm including his coaching stints at BGSU, Utah, Florida and Ohio St.
@Oklahoma, @Wisconsin, @MSU @Penn State
Home games vs. Indiana, Nebraska, Northwestern and Michigan
Their offense will not be an issue. If anything is going to bring Ohio St. down in games this year it might be defensive performance. Despite low game experience, that is one talented defensive unit regardless.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||James, just a tip:||
It's only going to get a lot worse.
This horror story will never end. And it probably shouldn't.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Post now up at Eleven Warriors. Understandably upset.||
Quite a few commenters saying he should resign.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Why did SMU football get the NCAA "death penalty"?||
Answer: Because of coach Ron Meyer, lack of institutional control and for paying football players paltry sums of cash against NCAA rules.
Meanwhile, Penn State football coaches intentionally cover up numerous counts of felony crimes by a pedophile on the staff and no problem, all is forgiven by the NCAA. Everything continues just hunky fucking dorry.
Fuck you NCAA.
And fuck you Penn State.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Can one not quantify how many victims might have been spared||
had these human degenerates - Paterno, McQueary, Bradley and Schiano, and Mr. Dumb Ass PSU Janitor- done things differently and just gone directly to the police to report a sexual assault/child rape?
10 victims, 48 counts (proven guilty of 45).
The thing people at PSU still don't seem to grasp is this:
Those 10 victims are the only ones that came forward and agreed to get annihilated in court and the press. How many other children in The Second Mile charity were sexually abused by this monster while PSU coaches had their arms folded? Those victims exist, and are still silent today?
We will likely never know.
That is why this horror show WILL NEVER BE OVER for Penn State.
This is why you don't get your wins back.
This is why you don't deserve an apology from the NCAA or Big Ten or ESPN.
This is why you don't sell books or beer or eye glasses trying to capitalize on a lie.
This is why you don't petition to re-erect a statue of an enabler of a callous, cruel pedophile.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Yes, if that too happened, then it would explain a lot||
Threat of disclosure of one's own improprieties (sexual, criminal or other) would be a very powerful deterrent in keeping the truth battened down and preventing the report of other crimes.
Did Bradley and Schiano have skeleton's in their own closets? Don't know. But even if they did, I would like to think they would have had the adult conviction to do what is right and to not allow such a vile monster to continue destroying children unabated.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Unbefuckinglievable||
Why the fuck did these adult men not go directly to the police and file a report of the crime?
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Yes, there are lot of parallels||
If something like this can happen over a period of decades at a prestigious, successful university like Penn State, then inevitably you arrive at the question whether such a horror show could ever take place within your own hallowed halls? I would like to think "no", impossible, or it's different here or different there because of x and y and z.
But human behavior and response of those in positions of authority to such matters has been decisively shitty.
The other thing I think about is that these victims are not numbers. They are people with lives, careers, families, children, etc. As more facts are released, it sometimes feels like they are going to be dehumanized all over again in the media because of the very thing they loved the most (Penn State football).
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Home and homes vs. LSU and Clemson||
Also make sure Michigan wears home jerseys @ LSU.
Let's make it happen.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||It's good. But I get the bad||
It's good. But I get the bad feeling that a home and home vs Clemson, LSU or Georgia will probably not happen. Teams Michigan has never played or not since the Kennedy administration.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Breaston flipped off by ND fan||
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Great news! The Return of Yosemite Sam||
My favorite: "You f%$#ng idiot, Mike!"
|12 weeks 2 days ago||WTF in wrong with Sparty? 13-1, 11-2, 12-2 last three years.||
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Make sense. Game is played in Coliseum||
Both are simultaneously the HOME TEAM.
What would be really funny would be the Michigan Wolverines waltzing into Spartan Stadium in Lansing with the home navy jerseys on.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Easy||
What play are we gonna run?
a.) Power I 38 belly option.
b.) Power I 36 tackle trap
c.) Emtpy marmalade spread, Z out, F shallow Denver.