I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|4 weeks 3 days ago||The Process, Part II||
For me it was in the aftermath of the Process, Part II. There was absolutely no tolerance for even a slightly different viewpoint / criticism valid or not was smothered with terrible rhetoric. Even good posters were serious assholes at that time. You can see it today.
Negbangs need to come back like whoa. I understand the need/desrie to limit their magnitude becuase some reasonable comments get sent to Bolivia for no reason other than the fact that they are not mainstream opinions.
Posbangs should be unlimited.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Tell me about it||
If you're afraid of a QB getting dinged up period, then bench him because that's going to happen anyway. Most of the time people say "we can't afford lose our QB1." I took the word lose to mean you want QB1 healthy enough to play. If that means he plays injured go for it. That happens regardless of playing style. How many games did Chad Henne play while he was injured? I'm not sure but I suspect it was about the same number as Denard. Certainly more than 0.
Look, Michigan's interior line is playing poorly. This stupid scheme the staff is trotting out is getting Devin blindsided because AJ Williams is not a Left Tackle. I'm not a coach, so I can't be certain, but I'm pretty sure about that. So to me the question is--what's Michigan's best option: running Devin or putting him behind a weak o-line and absurd scheme? Again, not a coach so we can't be sure the line is weak and the scheme is garbage.
I value your opinion, lay it on me. Which of those two options is better?
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Been saying this since the||
Been saying this since the summer: Indiana's offense ain't nuttin to f*ck with. /wutang
I'm not sure if breaking down Indiana's game vs the best defense in the B1G (Michigan State) is fully transferable to Michigan's expectations. I think M's defense is pretty good but it's not where MSU's is.
IU popped Sparty for the most points they've given up all year.
IU scored as many points on Mizzou as Georgia.
IU scored as many points on Penn State as Michigan (yes, Al Borges is a nimrod, but only because he stops doing things that work in favor of things that don't work.)
|7 weeks 1 day ago||phew...||
Feels like there's absolutely nowhere for Funk to hide. Everybody, all of the bodies, are talking about the o-line issues and I don't buy the comment "something, something, youth, something." Indiana has a young line also and they've suffered injuries to boot. We have the requisite talent to do better than we've been doing.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||sort of||
The problem is that coaches aren't forthcoming with honest inury information, see Hoke's "It's just a boo-boo" comment every single time he's asked about injuries. As you say, many players play with some level of injury so, what consititutes an injury? I didn't want to get into the arbitrage of "this counts, but that doesn't" and so on...
The only objective and reliable criterion I could come up with to "proove" a guy was actaully injured was if he lost at least 1 full quarter of playing time. I actaully tracked both games lost (thinking it could be a measure of severity) as well as a simple Y/N to the question "did he get injured?" So, the column listed as "% Injured" represents the how many of the players in a given category got injured whith any level of severity. Concussion, cramp, diarrhea, amputated leg; didn't matter. This was the information I used to try to answer the question, the simple yes/no.
The idea that "getting hit more often can't be good" is completely logical and reasonable, I just can't find any data to support it. Given the number of programs that have moved to running the QB more often since 2009, it seems like a lot of coaches agree. Devin Gardner is not a flower, he's a football player. He can take a hit.
|8 weeks 19 hours ago||click the link||
if you saw it, you'd remember.
|8 weeks 20 hours ago||Daydrion Taylor||
Still don't think I've seen another hit that devastating.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||35 - 17, Michigan||
|8 weeks 6 days ago||35 - 17, Michigan||
|9 weeks 2 days ago||blue, blue, blue....||
You're cracking me up. You talk about viewing things "with maturity" while at the same time acting as if you're part of the team. I'll remind you that fans dont beat football teams, football teams do. Fans dont 'earn the right' to formulate opinions, we just do.
Yep, there is conflicting information when you look at UConn's track record not just this year but in previous years as well. If you have trouble resolving those conflicts, then deal with it however you see fit. I look at that record and conclude that the program is not one an A-list candidate should be lunging for. Or more succinctly: it's trash.
Feel free to disagree and I'd like to discuss it with you, but if all you've got is "we need to win pretty against a team before we assess the relative merits of that opportunity for an aspiring head coach" then I don't know what to tell you except for "no we don't." That's not actually what you said but I'm trying here...really really hard.
You act as if I made my comment in a vacuum.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Oh, please||
Our struggles in that game say nothing about their quality as a program. Allowing a team to crawl back from 4 turnovers says plenty, brother.
What exactly do fans do to "earn" the right to comment on other programs anyway? I'd like to know....
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Duzzi's best bet is to wait||
Duzzi's best bet is to wait for Charlie Strong to bolt and take over at Louisville; that should happen this year. Program has a solid footing so then you just have to prove your chops for an offer from big time program in 2-4 years.
UConn is trash.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Nice try, fellas||
35 - 17
|10 weeks 1 day ago||If a picture is worth a||
If a picture is worth a thousand words, this GIF is worth all of them.
perfect and I cant stop laughing.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||The defense is not great||
The defense is not great obviously but it's good enough to win a lot of games as long as the offense does most of what it's capable of doing on a consistent basis.The game went from frustrating/annoying to oh-God-no! on Devin's pick 6. Might have won it going away if not for that.
It's hard not to be salty as a mofo after that game but I take comfort in the fact that Michigan still won that game despite how crappy they looked. That counts for something in my book. To be in a coin-flip situation with a team that enjoyed a +2 TOM in the boxscore suggests you're better than them by a fair degree. Having said that, Akron has been pretty bad for a while. Maybe they're better this year but, they aint average.
If Devib gets a grip on his turnovers, the team will be fine.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Missing Totals||
O/U on MSU is 40 - that's a good number, pass.
O/U on Minnesota is 45' - over over over
|11 weeks 6 days ago||I agree that Mattison wasn't||
I agree that Mattison wasn't necessarily forced to be conservative against ND, but killing the clock defensively with the lead and with Devin slaying them made sense I think. Seems like Mattison got much more aggressive in the second half when the offense was going through its rough patch.
NW will be no pushover but I still don't understand the handwringing over them. Their offense is solid but their defense is flat out bad with no upside in sight. Devin should devour them.By the time Michigan plays NW, we'll have faced the full gamut of offensive styles NW can put out there: Nebraska, Indiana, and Penn State. We'll know what they can do and how we do against each style. Secondary is doing well so far. Jake Ryan should be back in the saddle by then.
I guess we'll see but I think M should beat NW without too much drama. We'll have to work for it, sure, but I dont think we struggle to pull it off.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||...name the last "dual||
That is irrelevant. How many Michigan QBs have won a Super Bowl? How many have even pro-bowelers? Tom Brady, then...? I'm sure there are others but my point is that NFL success has little to do with collegiate succes. Let's go after the Trent Dilfers of the world then...
Dual Threat QBs with great accuracy are an asset that Hoke and Co should absolutely try to get on campus.
Daryll Clark, Troy Smith, RG3, Tahj Boyd, EJ Manueal, Johnny Manziel, etc. I have no idea whether they would go after guys with that skillset or not but they definately should.
|12 weeks 2 hours ago||IMO, its kind of all of the||
IMO, its kind of all of the above but I think I'd give the running game a pass; that has been OK.
QB situation is a nightmare, WR's still cant catch, OL is spotty. Game Plan is weak to say the least.They have a long way to go.
|12 weeks 14 hours ago||Dont worry about it||
its a personal inside joke
My kid said That's Carmen to my wife after she stubbed her toe when putting him in time-out when he was not quite 4. Cracked me up. /csb Having said that, I have no idea why I threw an h in there.
|12 weeks 16 hours ago||My brothers in law are both||
My brothers in law are both Spartan grads and have loved giving me crap over Denard's passing issues over the last three years.
Ahhhhhhh, Kharman is a bitch.
|12 weeks 16 hours ago||I'm all in, B||
Devin is so so so so so damn good. If Jake Ryan can come back as he was and things shore up over the next month...yo. Don't want to get ahead of myself as is my way but damn, I can see big things this year.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||He deserves respect||
but Syracuse, man. That's not exactly a plus defense. NW has a maybe slightly above average offense on the whole and a probably crappy defense. Trevor can do his thing and the Wildcats could still be in jeopardy.
If you still find yourself worrying I have two words for you: Devin Gardner.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Not sure if that's sarcasm or||
Not sure if that's sarcasm or not but regardless, I dont want a rival. I want a bigtime matchup for future UTL games. The exposure and street cred we get from playing high profile games early in the season is invaluable.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||That's pretty sweet||
Brandon gets a lot of grief around here, and I'm no stranger to criticizing him from time to time, but this account is a testement to his marketing accumen.
UTL2 looked and sounded awesome on TV and I'm thrilled to hear it will be an annual thing.Hopefully we can line up some premier competition going forward to make it a kick-off classic type of thing where we get to keep all of the money.
I suspect there may even be a positive business case to offer some kind of a cut to big time opponents to attract them to sign up for a one and done ala the Jerry World experience, only better(doubtful but who knows). That may be a little unorthodox but I think it'd be a great way to replace ND and stick it to em a little bit.
Stanford or USC would be killer.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Gimme back Auburn, OK State,||
Gimme back Auburn, OK State, and Clemson and you've got a deal.
I also think it would be cool to go to Atlanta for Georgia Tech, but I understand.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Devin Gardner is a m---f---ing monster||
I shoot the lights out / Hide 'til it's bright out / Oh just another lonely night / Are you willing to sacrifice your life?
Devin Gardner is a m---f---ing monster...
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Dont be a Chicken||
Hoke said it best, don't be afraid to play anybody. Set up a home and home with any team that should be tough for a good team to beat:
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, the Devin Gardner, Tahj||
Yeah, the Devin Gardner, Tahj Boyd, EJ Manuel guy would be the ultimate prototype I would pick but I think a Colt McCoy and even Tate Forcier would proved enough athleticsim to provide a schematic change-up when necessary. I'd hope that Morris and Speight could do at least a little damage with their legs.
The ability improv and scramble however is a different deal altogether.We wont get that unless we go after more new 98s.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Break it down however you||
Break it down however you want, brother. In the long history of the NFL, no one has accomplished more than Tom Brady. If we're talking mental aspects of the position, you can't get to Brady's level without it. And Gardner clearly has a ways to go. Virtually all of his mistakes are mental. Seven games as starter or not, those are pretty bad decisions.
Again, LOVE Gardner. Been on the hype train tooting the horn and everything, but...we dont need to say things like he can be better than Brady.