rundown of Michigan's riser
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|5 weeks 2 days ago||I ate at Smokevitch's place||
I ate at Smokevitch's place in Telluride a few years ago. It is some goddamn good pizza. Especially after a day of hard skiing. Makes my mouth water just thinking about it.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Your attempt at logic||
Your attempt at logic certainly sheds some light on why you couldn't get in to Michigan, as do your inability to take a joke for what it is and your retarded tagline.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Any inkling if he's looking||
Any inkling if he's looking to get into coaching once his playing days are finally over?
|14 weeks 1 day ago||I'm giving up religion for||
I'm giving up religion for Lent.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Does the Pope still have||
Does the Pope still have eligibility? Any chance he commits this weekend?
|14 weeks 2 days ago||If anyone would like to learn||
If anyone would like to learn about the one true God, the Flying Spaghetti Monster, please let me know.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||I bet Notre Dame's||
I bet Notre Dame's embarassing loss in the national championship game has something to do with this.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||ALL HAIL LORD SATAN||
ALL HAIL LORD SATAN
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Not true. In the second||
Not true. In the second half, IU took its first bonus freethrow with 10:48 left; Michigan didn't reach the stripe in the bonus until there were 4:53 left.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Coach is right about that,||
Coach is right about that, but what he doesn't account for is that people do remember is which teams were highly ranked throughout the season. Those teams tend to get more press, hype, etc., especially when, as here, it's the first time in two decades that Michigan's been at the very top of the college basketball heap.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Homecooking reffing tonight.||
Homecooking reffing tonight. All questionable calls are going Minny's way, and some obvious calls against Minny aren't being made.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Astoundingly, a lot of ND||
Astoundingly, a lot of ND fans on the message boards seem to be buying the BS coming out of the South Bend spin machine. Can't wait to see it blow up in their faces.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||I don't see how people can||
I don't see how people can dismiss such extravagant as not a big deal, especially when the only apparent motive for lying is personal gain. That's a major character flaw. If I was an NFL owner, I'd make damn sure Te'o wasn't in my team's locker room.
|18 weeks 6 hours ago||This whole story is going to||
This whole story is going to provide hilarious ND jokes for years and years. By the time it stops being funny, scientists will have figured out a way to bring Lennay back to life. I f-ing love it!
|18 weeks 8 hours ago||What about the story about||
What about the story about Manti staying on the phone with his girlfriend all night long, while they both slept, and waking up in the morning to hear her still on the other end of the line? That's what Te'o told the media. What are the chances this fake girlfriend left the phone on for eight hours just to maintain this elaborate ruse? Makes no sense.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||No disputing that there are a||
No disputing that there are a lot of highly rated recruits in this year's class or that this year's class is good overall. The frustration I'm expressing is over the fact that Hoke and Co. are pulling in elite talent at linebacker, on the O an D lines, at QB, and at RB, but they're still whiffing on elite prospects at other key positions (particularly WR). Additionally, as I mentioned before, signing three meh CBs doesn't make much sense to me. It's spaghetti on the wall recruiting, which I don't think works in the long run.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Speaking for myself only, I'm||
Speaking for myself only, I'm not "flipping shit," but I am disappointed that Hoke hasn't pulled a single elite receiver in two (and a half) recruiting classes. Heck, he hasn't even gotten a top-25 guy to commit. Also, signing four cornerbacks, three of which are pretty meh is a bit puzzling.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||I'll give concede your point||
I'll give concede your point re: 2011 not being on Hoke. However, the jury is not out with respect to whether certain recruits were elite. They either were or weren't elite coming out of high school. We can debate what defines an elite recruit, but once that matter's settled, the issue of who is and isn't an elite recruit doesn't require waiting to see their college performance.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Listen Garth, the Jake Ryans||
Listen Garth, the Jake Ryans of the world are few and far between. And elite is not in the eye of the beholder, despite what your mother tells you. It has been well-established here and elsewhere that recruiting rankings are reliable predictors of talent.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||When speaking about recruits,||
When speaking about recruits, the only meaningful definition of "elite" is their recruiting ranking. Cullen Christian was the #3 CB to Scout and the #8 CB to Rivals. By way of contrast, Blake Countess was the #20 CB to Scout and the #10 CB to Rivals, and Terry Richardson was the #14 CB to Scout and the #18 CB to Rivals.
It doesn't take a genius to figure this out. One CB, Cullen Christian, was top-10 at his position according to the two most reputable recruiting services. Only one of the other two cracked the top-10, and he only did so on one recruiting site.
Your point about production is irrelevant.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||I hate to say it, but the||
I hate to say it, but the analogy to be made here to the recruiting battles between Michigan and Ohio is both sad and apropo. Michigan's lost out on so many recruits to Ohio over the last several years, and my general feeling each time it happens is: "Can anyone really be surprised?" I mean, many of these kids are going to the "perennial powerhouse," and that's been Ohio, not Michigan.
Here's to hoping the tide turns...
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Completely agreed. This||
Completely agreed. This staff has not recruited a single elite corner (or, for that matter wide receiver) in three classes, and the three elite corners that came in under RR (Cissoko, Turner, and Christian) all left the program well before even sniffing the end of their eligibility. To the extent that he was so good as a freshman, Countess has been a nice surprise, but the rest of the corners are like Rosie O'Donnell's rocking chair--ready to collapse at any second. They're a bunch of hard-working but middling recruits who are just okay at college football, and, still, people here wonder why the secondary remains such a concern.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Must disagree. There isn't a||
Must disagree. There isn't a single school that's offered him that should realistically compete with Michigan for his services. If Penn State wasn't sanctioned to Bolivia, maybe they could, but they're the only one. (And don't even bring up West Virginia; successful team the past couple of years, but their defense couldn't stop butter from melting in Siberia, and Tony Gibson's their new seconday coach.)
|18 weeks 2 days ago||No. In 2008, Michigan landed||
No. In 2008, Michigan landed three modestly regard recruits out of Trotwood: Moore, Roundtree, and Shaw. In the four recruiting classes between 2008 and this year, not one recruit from Trotwood signed with Michigan. To be fair, there weren't any highly-touted recruits coming out of there during that time, but the first and most-decorated recruit to emerge from Trotwood in a while, Cameron Burrows, is committed to OSU.
|19 weeks 13 hours ago||Of all the blown redshirts in||
Of all the blown redshirts in the Rodriguez era, thank goodness his wasn't one. Here's to a senior season unlike any other and a number one pick in 2014.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||The first highlight on that||
The first highlight on that Hurst video looks like the kind of play an opposing team concedes to a kid who wears a helmet off the field, as well as on it. I mean, did the O-line there just part itself like the Red Sea, or was Hurst's burst and first move what allowed him to get through?
|24 weeks 6 days ago||And not one of the WRs Hoke||
And not one of the WRs Hoke has brought in is an elite prospect, which is troubling. They may be serviceable college receivers, no doubt, but I'm not holding my breath that the next Manningham or Terrell is in the mix right now.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Agreed about the||
Agreed about the ridiculousness of the questions. The way Nik handled those guys makes me like him even more. He's totally comfortable with himself and doesn't appear offended in the least at their shenanigans. Glad he's a part of the team.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Sorry,||
Sorry, Llllllllllllllllllllllllloyd, but 8-4 is not a good season.
Losing to a marginal Notre Dame team by a touchdown is not part of a good season.
Dropping a game to Nebraska because the coaches failed to prepare the team's second best quarterback is not part of a good season.
Not recognizing that Vincent Smith can't pick up a first down on a third-and-short (something he's never been able to do) and other assorted offensive play-calling flubs are not a part of a good season.
The utter failure to establish a running game outside of your quarterback is not part of a good season.
That's enough for me for now. Now you go back to your recliner. You're retired, remember?
|25 weeks 4 days ago||At the micro level, I don't||
At the micro level, I don't think we can equate wins with coordinator capability (same goes for losses, for that matter). Last year's Notre Dame game saw Michigan win after scoring a mere seven points through three quarters of play. Michigan won the game, yes, but they won in spite of Borges's crappy play-calling and in large part because of Notre Dame turnovers and some pretty stout defense. Calling that game a "good" one for Borges is a huge stretch.