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- we won't be playing ND for the foreseeable future, so for all intents and purposes the programs are mutually exclusive
- with the new divisional allignment the most important games on the schedule are 1) OSU, 2) MSU 3) PSU 4)OSU again 5)MSU again. Those 2 programs will be the competition for the division with PSU slowly coming back next year and the year after.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Why do limes NOT have seeds,||
Why do limes NOT have seeds, but lemons do?
|1 day 9 hours ago||I thought we were playing the||
I thought we were playing the Lemons this week?
|1 day 12 hours ago||FYP||
* regional rivalry
|1 day 15 hours ago||christ, that makes me feel||
crist, that makes me feel even worse about last years OL.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Doctor, eh? Heh he... Ehh glad I'm not sick...||
Doctor, eh? Heh he... Ehh glad I'm not sick...
|3 days 1 hour ago||OH YEEEEAAHH!!!!||
|3 days 3 hours ago||Antonio Bass||
|3 days 3 hours ago||I really likes Smith b/c||
I really likes Smith b/c Green still goes down with an arm tackle at the waist and still gets turned around at times (not square to the LOS). I think the line opened up big holes for both, but expecially for Green to start the 3rd QTR.
|3 days 3 hours ago||Both had good holes at times,||
Both had good holes at times, but I really thought the opposite. The tape has the true story.
|3 days 8 hours ago||seemed like a really bad call||
seemed like a really bad call to me- he just jumped over the guys and got flipped.
|3 days 8 hours ago||DG98 had a great line, but||
DG98 had a great line, but he's shown that capability before. Still, it was nice to hear about the Qb position being coached up over the last few months and it's nice to have a 5th year guy at QB with his athleticism. I like that we have a QB coach on the sidelines.
I didn't like the QB keeper in the 3rd QTR, but overall a well called game: pass and spread it around to set up the run in the 2nd QTR. Given our strengths and experience, that's the way to go.
|3 days 8 hours ago||Middle of the DL seemed like||
Middle of the DL seemed like a weakness and JMFR at MLB still seems like a giant ?, but overall VERY encouraged.
|3 days 8 hours ago||terminal boneitis?||
|3 days 8 hours ago||Let the debate begin: Gardner||
Let the debate begin: Gardner or Morris?
Srsly: I liked Smith more than Green- Green had holes the size of a small moon, Smith can take a hit and keep going. Green still goes down on 1st contact. I liked the cuts smith made more, but Green did have a solid opening series in teh 2nd half.
OL was encouraging, IMO a few major mistakes but they controlled the LOS. The M D is OUTSTANDING.
|4 days 8 hours ago||yep. I'd like to sumit a||
yep. I'd like to sumit a request to NOT have spiders on the front page. If I want the heebie-jeebies, I'll just read the OL preview again.
|4 days 8 hours ago||NEED CONTENT. FEED ME MOAR||
NEED CONTENT. FEED ME MOAR CONTENT.
|4 days 10 hours ago||I agree re: Borges. It was||
I agree re: Borges. It was baffling how transparently bad it was- much like GERG a few years ago.
As a result, I also have to question Hoke's ability to get people under him who are truely great coordinators/coaches. We all know Hoke is a CEO-delegator type coach. the polar opposite of the Saban-like micro manager. Clearly, his best qualitites are his dedication to his players, staff and Michigan and his ability to gain support from the program alums, boosters, etc (something that is completely overlooked in all HC hiring decisions, IMO). But if he's gonna be the delegator-type, he better damned well hire great coordinators and position coaches and KNOW when they are fucking up. He's so far 1 for 2 in the coord. dept, and seems to be doing well getting good position coaches (the DL guy who went off to OU, the whole defensive staff apparently, but who knows about Funk, Jackson at this point in his career, and the other staff now working under an OC they likely don't know from Adam).
I think it's a big year for the program partly b/c the schedule isn't that difficult- it's just polarized with little toss ups. The 3 road games make the schedule seem brutal, but the other 9 and very very winnable. 9-3 should be the floor, unless DG98 gets injured. Maybe they go 0-3 in the big road games, maybe 1-2 but lose a home game to PSU or Maryland.
|4 days 10 hours ago||I can't imagine having a||
I can't imagine having a better punting situation than what we have now- an A punter in Haggerup who is a 5th year SR and a capable, reliable and consistent back up who did a solid job last year in Wile.
And a 4 at FG is a bit much for an unproven guy at FGs under 35 yards.
I also thought 5 was a bit much at QB, but whatevs/
|4 days 11 hours ago||who is broadcasting the||
who is broadcasting the "event" and who is saying there's a ton of suspense?
|4 days 13 hours ago||FOOTBAAAAAWWW||
|4 days 15 hours ago||All true, but also on par||
All true, but also on par with most cfb teams at a few position groups every year.
|5 days 14 hours ago||Necessary Rougness and||
and that one with Robin Wiliams and Kurt Russell from like 1983
|2 weeks 1 day ago||BEST AVATAR EVER||
BEST AVATAR EVER
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I know where you're coming||
I know where you're coming from- historically there is no other teams I'd rather beat than 1) OSU 2) ND
but the facts of the matter are these:
the MSU game is 1000 times more important than any other game except OSU and PSU going forward.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I was about to post the exact||
I was about to post the exact same thing. Given 1) the OLs amazing amount of youth 2) they seem to have a decent amount of experience (it, more than ZERO) and 3) the new OC with new philosophy etc, we should see significant improvement as the year wears on.
The biggest thing, IMO is that they have 2 more MONTHS before it gets Real (TM). The season schedule sets up nicely- ND doesn't really matter and we have @ Rutgers and Minn before the UTL III vs PSU- then the BYE before @MSU on 10/25- that's about 10 weeks.
Given the division allignment, all that matters is beating MSU and OSU to get to the Title Game. 10 weeks to get the OL's shit together for the MSU game.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Ambiguous thread titles make||
Ambiguous thread titles make me nervous, but I rolled the dice and it came up SFW.
Everythings coming up Milhouse tonight!
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Brandon is NEVER going to||
Brandon is NEVER going to fire Hoke, never ever. Why?
b/c he's the guy who hired him. how many ADs get to hire a 2nd coach in their tenure after firing the guy he hired? IOW, if Hoke gets shitcanned, I kind of doubt DB will be trusted to make another hire. but yeah, I agree with you.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||don't jump down the guys||
don't jump down the guys throat- he just wants to know how the OL pieces are fitting together.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||1991 LT Greg Skrepanek||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Sounds like Dymonte Thomas||
Sounds like Dymonte Thomas RSing was a good idea then?