|12 hours 30 min ago||RIP Mr. Sharp||
Condolences to his family. This is a sad day.
I did not agree with Mr. Sharp's opinions about Michigan football, but I appreciate his passion and his right to express them openly, in the face of a great deal of criticism and even at times, outrage.
No ones feelings are mixed when some passes away so young. Dying young is tragic.
All you need to do is run a simple search on this blog for the terms "Drew Sharp" and you will find very interesting observations of his writings from a different perspective.
Like this open letter to him in February 2010, around signing day about Drew Sharp's Demar Dorsey article:
|19 hours 32 min ago||I have so much fucking work to do! I hate being behind.||
I have so much fucking work to do! I hate being behind.
|19 hours 33 min ago||Good job man.Vasalgel is||
Good job man.
|21 hours 49 min ago||You forgot sissy sliding||
You forgot sissy sliding quarterbacks and dumb conventional jersey number rules, its nonprofit status and how different football is when you play for pay vs pay for school, nickname, colors, pride and state.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Illinois is definitely getting "Caahlton Fisk'd" this weekend||
Yes, American verb.
Definition: Bostonian expression for a brutal, merciless beat down. Much like Red Sox hitter Carlton Fisk treated baseballs thrown his way.
etymology: south Boston
Example: "Maahk when you paahk ya caah like dat it's all I can do not to Cahlton Fisk ya head wit dis bat over heeer"
Application & use: Any football game with a Don Brown coached defense.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Illini gonna die?||
Yes, Illini gon' die!
|3 days 7 hours ago||Cats, Locomotives and brawny sweating men smiling with hammers||
I don't know, Ron.
That sounds kind of crazy.
Let's ask Taylor Martinez:
|3 days 11 hours ago||Agreed, but let's just remember||
Schembechler, Moeller, Carr, Rodriguez and Harbaugh are no saints either in this regard.
You are completely kidding yourself if you believe that their verbal ass chewings, swearing tirades, prolific expletives and insults were reserved only for the refs on Saturday afternoons.
Football players are verbally abused by their football coaches. It's that simple. High school, college and pro. Michigan football players are not immune to it either.
The same happens to grunts in the U.S. military as well, at least until the tidal wave of political correctness principals showed up. It serves a purpose and, if done properly, can yield some incredible results in compliance, alignment and performance. When done incorrectly, it creates resentment, fear, anger, hopelessness and failure. Best example of this is the 1980 Michigan team that started out 1-2. Schembechler eased off the vitriol and let the team gel into a powerhouse by year end.
The worst thing about Brian Kelly is this: After the Duke loss he threw the entire team under the bus, and blamed them for the defeat on national television. That's horseshit. You never do that as a leader or as mentor and coach.
Notre Dame is already 2-5 with a heavy, back-loaded schedule.
I say they are going to finish 3-9. Probably 2-10 if Army wins.
Kelly will not lose his job though.
|3 days 14 hours ago||Wait...why in the world would he decomm........oh yeah :/||
|3 days 15 hours ago||We've got Brian Kelly on the line. What do you think, Brian?||
|3 days 15 hours ago||Spell check please||
I think you meant to write "Charles Woodson Continues to Amaize ".
|3 days 15 hours ago||No!!! You add in Marquette University Football to the MAC||
I've thought about this one long and hard, man!
Marquette (Milwaukee) changes their nicknames back to the Warriors and don these football helmets:
Then they join the MAC.
Northern Illinois leaves the MAC, joins the Big 12 along with Houston.
And there you are!
|4 days 13 hours ago||Que ridiculo!||
Dios mio man!
|4 days 13 hours ago||Bob Stitt: Please, Purdon't Do It||
I don't want this to happen. I really don't. And neither do you. The planet will collapse in on itself if there are three chaos teams in the state of Indiana.
Stitt's Montana Griz are 5-1 and absolutely clubbing opponents with 60pts a game,etc.
That Montana @ Eastern Washington game is the same weekend at Michigan @ Michigan State. Should be a barn-burner.
They will probably finish 9-2 or 10-1 before post-season.
The good thing is this: why would anyone in their right mind leave Montana for Indiana?
|4 days 15 hours ago||Let's check in with Brian for his reaction...Brian?||
|4 days 15 hours ago||WTF man!?||
"Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl"
The overt commercialization of college football bowls is an abomination with seemingly no boundaries.
I know everything is for sale, and I know I'm just a consumer of college football, but can they at least pretend to not shove it down my throat? Can they use ether first?
|4 days 15 hours ago||Nov 5 @ Illinois||
MSU takes on Chayce Crouch
|5 days 6 hours ago||Illini gonna die||
Illini gonna die
|6 days 3 hours ago||I have to piss so bad right now.....||
I have to piss so bad right now.....
|6 days 3 hours ago||LOL Ohio does not leave||
LOL Ohio does not leave Madtown unbeaten this time bwahahahahahaha
|6 days 3 hours ago||Got to stop them here||
Got to stop them here
|6 days 3 hours ago||M U S S O!||
M U S S O!
|6 days 3 hours ago||Watch the OSU offensive||
Watch the OSU offensive tackles. Fucking holding festival out there
|6 days 3 hours ago||Camp Randall loud as hell||
Camp Randall loud as hell
|6 days 3 hours ago||Tuna day?? Goddammit||
Tuna day?? Goddammit
|6 days 3 hours ago||That was an 80 yard drive||
That was an 80 yard drive
|6 days 3 hours ago||'Scanscin 23 OSU 20||
'Scanscin 23 OSU 20
|6 days 3 hours ago||M A N B A L L !||
M A N B A L L !
|6 days 3 hours ago||Badger offensive line is kicking some ass||
Badger offensive line is kicking some ass
|6 days 3 hours ago||Manball||
|6 days 4 hours ago||I told you guys.....||
I told you guys.....
|6 days 4 hours ago||Ice water man....||
Ice water man....
|6 days 4 hours ago||Yes Wisconsin might still win||
Yes Wisconsin might still win
|6 days 4 hours ago||Welp. That happened||
Welp. That happened
|6 days 4 hours ago||Yay Mike Leach to finish the weekend!!!||
Yay Mike Leach to finish the weekend!!!
|6 days 4 hours ago||Irish are 2-5? Holy illegal procedure Jesus!||
Irish are 2-5? Holy illegal procedure Jesus!
|6 days 4 hours ago||Stanford plz hang on||
Stanford plz hang on
|6 days 4 hours ago||Ahahahahahahahahaha Notre Dame||
Ahahahahahahahahaha Notre Dame
|6 days 4 hours ago||This is ball game for ND||
This is ball game for ND
|6 days 4 hours ago||Christ is fucking drunk||
Christ is fucking drunk
|6 days 4 hours ago||Jesus Christ Notre Dame sucks||
Jesus Christ Notre Dame sucks
|6 days 4 hours ago||WTF is wrong with Stanford?||
WTF is wrong with Stanford?
|6 days 4 hours ago||Ole Miss is in big twubow.||
Ole Miss is in big twubow.
|6 days 4 hours ago||Hugh Freeze just crapped his pants||
Hugh Freeze just crapped his pants
|6 days 4 hours ago||Wisconsin is falling apart here.||
Wisconsin is falling apart here.
|6 days 4 hours ago||Hahahahahaha Tulsa||
|6 days 4 hours ago||Tulsa and Houston in a shoot out||
Tulsa and Houston in a shoot out
|6 days 5 hours ago||Wisconsin 313 yards, Ohio Stat 161 yards||
Wisconsin 313 yards, Ohio Stat 161 yards
|6 days 5 hours ago||Defense||
|6 days 5 hours ago||Defense wins championships||
Defense wins championships
|6 days 5 hours ago||I said it before. Madison is||
I said it before. Madison is where high ranked Ohio teams come to die.
|6 days 5 hours ago||Wisconsin QB has ice water in the veins man||
Wisconsin QB has ice water in the veins man
|6 days 6 hours ago||So lucky||
|6 days 6 hours ago||Madison is a tough place to win||
Madison is a tough place to win
|6 days 8 hours ago||Uh oh MSU LT Beedle out with knee injury||
Uh oh MSU LT Beedle out with knee injury
|6 days 8 hours ago||What a story Mark!||
What a story Mark!
|6 days 8 hours ago||What a story Mark! lOL||
What a story Mark! lOL
|6 days 9 hours ago||WITF is goin on Mork? Goddammit!||
WITF is goin on Mork? Goddammit!
|6 days 9 hours ago||Next week Eastern Michigan||
Next week Eastern Michigan 5-2 vs Western Michigan 7-0 !! Dogs and cats, living together! Mass hysteria!!!! Holy shit balls, people!
|6 days 9 hours ago||WITF MSU???||
|6 days 11 hours ago||FG kicker was 1-4 on the day. Jesus Christ man.||
FG kicker was 1-4 on the day. Jesus Christ man.
|6 days 11 hours ago||Ice the kickaaah!||
Ice the kickaaah!
|6 days 11 hours ago||Nc state is going to win||
Nc state is going to win
|6 days 11 hours ago||NC State is grinding down the clock real good. Real good. Hehe||
NC State is grinding down the clock real good. Real good. Hehe
|6 days 11 hours ago||Why in the hell doesnt||
Why in the hell doesnt Michigan schedule home and home vs Clemson?
|1 week 15 hours ago||Worth noting that OSU RS Sr. WR Corey Smith (starter)||
is out for Saturday night game vs. Wisconsin (sprained wrist), and LB Dante Booker is questionable (knee).
|1 week 16 hours ago||Normally Buckeyes win||
But it's a night game, 7:00 pm CST kickoff. Camp Randall Stadium. Thunderstorms in the forecast with 10 to 15 mph winds.
Ohio State 13
|1 week 3 days ago||Give Larry some helmet stickers! Congrats man!||
Give Larry some helmet stickers! Congrats man!
|1 week 4 days ago||All the best to you Mr Lasiter||
All the best to you Mr Lasiter
|1 week 4 days ago||No||
|1 week 4 days ago||You have to outscore Ohio State||
Badgers lack the tools to do that. Vince Biegel is still out.
Madison is not an easy place for Ohio St. to win though.
Ohio State 38
|1 week 6 days ago||RU punter Cintron 14 punts for 585 yards||
RU punter Cintron 14 punts for 585 yards
|1 week 6 days ago||The girls of Jersey. They are||
The girls of Jersey. They are not all like Snooky, let me just say that.
|1 week 6 days ago||If it werent for bad luck.....||
If it werent for bad luck.....
|1 week 6 days ago||That Rutgers sportswriter will soon be on suicide watch.||
That Rutgers sportswriter will soon be on suicide watch.
|1 week 6 days ago||Awww WTF Sparty? Dammittall!||
Awww WTF Sparty? Dammittall!
|1 week 6 days ago||Yosemite Sam in 3, 2.....||
Yosemite Sam in 3, 2.....
|1 week 6 days ago||NC State implodes||
NC State implodes
|1 week 6 days ago||Nc state is going to win the soup game||
Nc state is going to win the soup game
|2 weeks 12 hours ago||Dont forget. A real||
Dont forget. A real University of Michigan Wolverines football helmet. Covered in stickers, coach!
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||Well done Jim Harbaugh||
Well done Jim Harbaugh
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Ohio State gave the double birds to the "Savannah State" Rule||
when crushing Rutgers 58-0.
And there is no way freaking in hell that Jim Harbaugh agrees to shorten on second off a game of manly competition of college footbaugh!
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Rutgers gonna die. Again.||
|2 weeks 1 day ago||The NFL sucks. College||
The NFL sucks. College football is a million times better. And everyone knows it. Sissy sliding NFL quarterbacks play like their paid. College quarterbacks sacrifice their bodies for glory.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Rutgers is bad at football. The end.||
Rutgers is bad at football. The end.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||It looked hyper extended and||
It looked hyper extended and Napoleon McCallum-like. My heart sank to my heels for the guy. Goddammit. So grateful for modern medicine and uofm expertise.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||UofM medical doctors are the bees knees man||
UofM medical doctors are the bees knees man
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Very interesting||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Also, Earle Bruces coaching tree - holy sh#%||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Great article on Earle Bruce from December 1986, SI||
A week after Bruce's close loss to Michigan with Harbaugh's guarantee.
I don't believe Columbus ever had a love affair with Earle Bruce, even after a 11-0 first season. By the time the article was written, Buckeyes started to turn on the man.
He'd be fired during the 1987 season before kickoff of the Michigan game.
"Bruce, arguably under as much pressure as any college football coach ever, took a team that had finished 7-4-1 in Hayes's last year to within two points of 12-0. Since then he has put together six straight 9-3 seasons and a 4-2 record in bowl games. He also has won half his games with Michigan.
Such success would please most rational fans (and you know who you are). But Bruce has had a debilitating problem—his personality. He doesn't bother to sell the steak or the sizzle; he just cooks. "Despite the kind of record he has, people just don't rush to his support," says Dan Heinlen, director of alumni affairs for the Ohio State Alumni Association. Bruce is easily caricatured (along the lines of both Crazy Guggenham and Elmer Fudd), is hardly debonair and has never had a knack for the clever quote that disarms a confrontational press. Not that Bruce, 55, hasn't tried. At downtown smokers he would attempt to crack wise, but his repertoire was so thin that his assistants would keep track of how many times he told the same old jokes.
Although Bruce may lack style he holds his own in substance."
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Agreed. Dantonio would love nothing better than||
to spoil a perfect season for Michigan, or for Ohio State.
They play both teams in East Lansing toward the end of the season.
With 2 losses already, they are probably not going to the BIG title gamen or the Rose Bowl, so ripping out Michigan's heart would be a nice consolation prize.
But with all of Dantonio's disrespect, anger, resentment and brooding chips on the shoulder, you still have to line up and play football. This means not wasting timeouts in a tight game. This means not missing blocking assignments, throwing interceptions, allowing sacks and getting charged stupid penalties.
Michigan State is 3rd in the league in penalty yards lost, and one of the worst teams in the league in both 3rd down and 4th down conversions percentages.
In short, I don't really care how angry or motivated they by hatred of Michigan. I don't necessary care how healthy they are either. They have some great players. What's more important is can they calm down and execute their plan? Dantonio is frustrated because obviously with September done MSU is a flawed football team, and has a lot to correct.
I serously question whether they can pull it all together before Michigan comes to town.
I still think MSU has what it takes, warts and all, to win 8 + games.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||The biggest stumbling block is team health||
MSU is not the same team without their LBs (Bullough, Reschke and Frey) and secondary (Hicks) healthy and DL (Raekwon Williams and Malik McDowell). LJ Scott has not been 100% all season and is doubtful for BYU. Will some of the wounded Spartan players return back to full health for the Michigan game? Probably. MSU path to Michigan is BYU, Northwestern and @ Maryland. All lightweights.
Wisconsin is not the same team without Vince Biegel.
Michigan was not the same team without Jourdan Lewis.
Ohio State just lost its best backup center and right guard in Demetrius Knox for the year.
Despite the losses of LT Newsome and DB Clark, Michigan has been fortunate regarding team health. The only team luckier than Michigan right now in terms of injuries and depth thus far is probably Maryland.
And Maryland is probably in for a reality check this week at Happy Valley, a place they have won only once since 1917. Maryland's past 4 opponents: Howard, Florida Intl, UCF (OT) and Purdue.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||MSU is not healthy, Iowa is not healthy||
Michigan is comparatively healthy, but just lost it's starting LT for the season.
Not good Bob.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||He protested to his own coach, Paul Chryst, for PI||
But if you read Coach Chryst's lips he responded to Rushing, "He's going for the ball!"
As long as the DB has head turned and eyes on incoming ball, dude, it's literally up for grabs.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Could it be that Tom Herman||
becomes the highest paid college football coach in history next year?
For all of Herman's offensive genius at Rice, Iowa State, Ohio State and now Houston, the Cougars are only ranked 19th in total offense nationally.
It is the Houston Cougars defense that is ripping opponents to pieces, ranked 6th in total defense behind Michigan (only 250 ypg).
|2 weeks 5 days ago||MSU targeting penalty. Not||
MSU targeting penalty. Not that it was a good call, just that reminded me of the "60 minutes of necessary roughness" stuff that framed the program.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||They way things are headed should be plenty of seats.||
They way things are headed should be plenty of seats.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Rutgers is bad at football, and basketball too.||
Rutgers is bad at football, and basketball too.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||The way Dantonio turned back||
The way Dantonio turned back to glare at his team after the kick was made, "You see now? See what happens when you fuck up royally!?"
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Oh Indiana!||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Looks bad for newsome||
Looks bad for newsome
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Wtf student section again!||
Wtf student section again!
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Thank God Texas has all their time outs down by 18||
Thank God Texas has all their time outs down by 18
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Goddammit! Jetskis!||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Iowa just ate a turd sandwich||
Iowa just ate a turd sandwich
|3 weeks 7 hours ago||Survive da weekend wid all dem 'Scansinites in da stands!||
How to Speak 'Scansin: http://www.folklib.net/history/scansin.shtml
Some might confuse the Harbaugh Michigan #4 jersey's for Brett Favre.
You've been warned, I tells ya.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Wisconsin has the best rushing defense in the league||
Michigan will not be able to run the football against the Badgers with consistent success, as they'll just load the box once more. Michigan's OL has not been tested all year long. Hawai'i, UCF, Colorado and Penn State all featured horrible defensive football teams that still managed to pressure Speight and sack him. Wisconsin's defense is way better than any of them.
This game is going to rest solely on Michigan pass protection ability (blitz pickups), Speight's arm, calm and good judgement, and whatever the UM defense can manage to force, or receive as gifts.
I predict both QBs (Hornibrook & Speight) are going to make a a lot of drive-killing, fatal mistakes (INTs, pick sixes, fumbles, sacks for losses). Expect both QBs to "freaking out" a lot, try to escape and pay the price - ingesting lots ground up tire bits after sacks, etc. all day long.
Wisconsin's OL is not very good, so any running game they try will be a slobber-knocker failure on both sides.
Also, it's supposed to rain.
So that leaves special teams, which I guess kind of favors Michigan. I think.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Somebody make this their avatar.||
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Is a vote of confidence from the AD a good thing?||
Wait...you're not the athletic director!!!! AhhhhhHHHhhhhhHH!!!!!!
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Just be as strong as you can||
Just be as strong as you can be. For yourself, and for those around you. All the best.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Yes.||
Wisconsin is the best team Michigan will play at home for the rest of the season. In my opinion, they are way better than Indiana.
The thing about Wisconsin is that their LBs are awesome, their DL does a great job of keeping them clean. Offensively Wisconsin has a questionable QB, solid OL, good RBs and TEs and WRs that consistently overperform in big games. In this big games, UW QB tend to overperform as well.
Michigan is kicking ass, scoring 50 pts per game, shutting down teams defensively, but has not been tested for a full 60 minutes by a legitimate football team. That's bad.
I would not be surprised to see Wisconsin pull an upset over Michigan on Saturday. but even if they did, it would not be the end of Michigan's season if the Wolverines beat MSU Indiana, and Ohio State and win the north division.
Iowa and MSU previously were major worries at season's start. Now both teams seem to be debilitated with injuries and some other major flaws that may or may not get any better.
The season is long - 8 more games. To me, team health is the greatest threat to Michigan's success in 2016 because the Wolverines' schedule is weighted so heavily in late October/November. (@MSU, @Iowa, Indiana, Ohio State) and team depth is not a strength at key positions (namely OL, QB and secondary).
That Indiana game falling a week before OSU is also worrying.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Alvarez also had to undo a||
Alvarez also had to undo a roster running veer option by Don Morton for several years. It took ages.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I remember Alvarez during the||
I remember Alvarez during the shit years when his best player was a DB Troy Vincent. I went to a 1992 UW-Ohio St game in Madison which they won. He turned the program around in that game and only then did people take UW seriously.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||LSU needs a bad boy, not some||
LSU needs a bad boy, not some cartoon character of righteous indignation. Brides, Chip Kelly or Herman.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||She is shit testing you. Let||
She is shit testing you. Let it roll off. Stop trying to win her over. For now, just be there for her, show her you are a good dad and a good husband to her mom. She may never like Michigan, but may one day like them because that fight song reminds her of you (her step dad). Some of what you are looking for in her you may never witness or see firsthand. But it doesn't mean it isn't there. Let it roll man.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I hate to say this, but it's||
I hate to say this, but it's almost as if the favorite college football team of everyone in Pennsylvania got wished into a cornfield by a little kid.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||This is why husbands need to||
This is why husbands need to learn to use the word "No!". Frequently and decisively. There is no way you could pry me out of my seat of a game at Michigan Stadium no matter how fed up she might be. If my wife did that would tip every usher I could find to have her removed.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Minnesota is going to tear||
Minnesota is going to tear their hearts out in Beaver Stadium next week. Stay off the roads.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Notre Dame joined the ACC for this? LOL||
Notre Dame joined the ACC for this? LOL
|3 weeks 5 days ago||"We need to leave the Big Ten||
"We need to leave the Big Ten now!"
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Dumb decision. And||
Dumb decision. And unprecedented in LSU football history to fire coach in mid season. LSU has hired some crap coaches in the past, but Miles is not crap. He is a weirdo, but has the highest win pct of modern LSU coaches, two national title games, one national title.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||After PSU's delusional half||
After PSU's delusional half time honor show, a 49-10 thrashing was called for. I hope there are many, many more this year for PSU. They effed up.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||James Franklin post game||
James Franklin post game interview: https://youtu.be/3VORvsT78c8
|3 weeks 6 days 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.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Oregon has a real problem on defense.||
Oregon has a real problem on defense.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||One thing is for damn sure,||
One thing is for damn sure, Harbaugh will have them up and ready for Wisconsin.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Clapping doesn't work at it West either.||
Clapping doesn't work at it West either.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Glad the game vs Wisconsin is in Ann Arbor||
Glad the game vs Wisconsin is in Ann Arbor
|3 weeks 6 days ago||How does ND recruit like that||
How does ND recruit like that and still play so poorly. Their def coord. Is toast.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Duke 14 Fightin Kellies 14||
Duke 14 Fightin Kellies 14
|3 weeks 6 days 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?
|3 weeks 6 days ago||That Pitt v UNC game oughta be a good one...||
That Pitt v UNC game oughta be a good one...
|3 weeks 6 days 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.....
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Scansin was Scansinon that one, der too yet dontchaknooah Chri!||
Scansin was Scansinon that one, der too yet dontchaknooah Chri!
|3 weeks 6 days ago||The SEC looks really bad. Jeezus.||
The SEC looks really bad. Jeezus.
|4 weeks 10 hours ago||Expect a cloud of expletives and interjections||
|4 weeks 12 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:
|4 weeks 14 hours ago||I'm getting all verklemmt. That young man stayed and....||
|4 weeks 14 hours ago||Yay Bacon!!!||
Identical signage in the School of Cardiology, but with text "DANGER! BACON!"
|4 weeks 16 hours ago||"Han, we need you!"||
|4 weeks 17 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.
|4 weeks 1 day 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.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||They can't hear you guys. Heisman trophies in both ears.||
|4 weeks 1 day 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.
|4 weeks 1 day 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.
|4 weeks 1 day 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.
|4 weeks 1 day 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.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Good ole "Take 'em Downtown!" Brown||
Michigan has a fine defensive coordinator in that man.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Read the damn manual USC!||
|4 weeks 3 days 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 weeks 3 days 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 weeks 3 days 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 weeks 3 days 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 weeks 3 days ago||"Those creeps can roll, man."||
|4 weeks 4 days 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?"
|4 weeks 4 days 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.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Dave Brand-On. So much of work left undone.||
|4 weeks 4 days 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:
|4 weeks 4 days 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.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Nice job||
There are some very kind people under those mean looking helmets and dark blue jerseys.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I'm glad you asked||
|4 weeks 4 days 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.
|4 weeks 4 days 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.
|4 weeks 4 days 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
|4 weeks 5 days 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.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Barkley should be 100% for Saturday at Michigan.||
Barkley should be 100% for Saturday at Michigan.
|4 weeks 5 days 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.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Louisville should be #3. They earned it.||
Louisville should be #3. They earned it.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Summabitch I hate 3:30 starts. Stop it!||
Summabitch I hate 3:30 starts. Stop it!
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Big Ten is a gauntlet. No one finishes unbeaten this time.||
Big Ten is a gauntlet. No one finishes unbeaten this time.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Phil Steele is an idiot||
Phil Steele is an idiot
|4 weeks 6 days ago||OU 17 Ohio st 42.||
OU 17 Ohio st 42.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||The ND DC is toast||
The ND DC is toast
|4 weeks 6 days ago||MSU Can just grind it out now||
MSU Can just grind it out now
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I dont know man. Kizer is a fucking surgeon now.||
I dont know man. Kizer is a fucking surgeon now.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||And Maryland freshman QB wins it. Haahahahah Scott Frost||
And Maryland freshman QB wins it. Haahahahah Scott Frost
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Welp Perry Hills is knocked out now.||
Welp Perry Hills is knocked out now.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Hahaha UCF game camera||
Hahaha UCF game camera shaking cause of the aluminum frame of the stadium bleachers.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Wtf why is Durkin smiling?||
Wtf why is Durkin smiling?
|4 weeks 6 days ago||UCF got hosed. PI should have been called||
UCF got hosed. PI should have been called
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Is Oklahomas fight song for real? Goddammit||
Is Oklahomas fight song for real? Goddammit
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Yep thats a Kliff Kingsbury offense||
Yep thats a Kliff Kingsbury offense
|4 weeks 6 days ago||LOL at ND shitting the bed||
LOL at ND shitting the bed
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I see why ND fans hate their DC||
I see why ND fans hate their DC
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Kelly Yosemite Sam in 3,||
Kelly Yosemite Sam in 3, 2...doesn't matter. He's lost the team.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah but ND recruiting....wtf Kelly?||
Yeah but ND recruiting....wtf Kelly?
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Missouri 27, Georgia 21 WTF man||
Missouri 27, Georgia 21 WTF man
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Mayfield is sick as hell man. damn||
Mayfield is sick as hell man. damn
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Yes. I recommend beer. Then some tylenol night time.||
Yes. I recommend beer. Then some tylenol night time.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Strange. He was absent from class again.||
Strange. He was absent from class again.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||No. Notre dame made too many unforced errors.||
No. Notre dame made too many unforced errors.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Reminds us that Stanfordization of Michigan: Incomplete||
Reminds us that Stanfordization of Michigan: Incomplete
|4 weeks 6 days ago||OSU getting Texas Tech'd by Mayfield||
OSU getting Texas Tech'd by Mayfield
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Brian Kelly has no excuses.||
Brian Kelly has no excuses. Good God look at their recruiting classes.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Lots of mental errors by the Irish. Sheezus.||
Lots of mental errors by the Irish. Sheezus.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||So fucking lucky.||
So fucking lucky.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Holy Shit MSY changes QBs aleady||
Holy Shit MSY changes QBs aleady
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Colorado gets ball for 2nd half||
Colorado gets ball for 2nd half
|4 weeks 6 days ago||The curse of Matt Millen||
The curse of Matt Millen
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Estos Caballeros son locos! Vamos Lobos! Y Vamos Azuuuuuuul!||
Estos Caballeros son locos! Vamos Lobos! Y Vamos Azuuuuuuul!