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|18 weeks 3 days ago||I think 6 is probably the||
I think 6 is probably the best option. That way, hypothetically, if all 5 Power 5 conferences have a team go undefeated, they could all get in... And you could still have a mid-major as an at large if they qualify(or a co-champ/runner up). 8 teams would be too many. The main issue with 6 instead of 4 or 8 would be that the top 2 teams would have to have a bye. Granted, most years probably won't be as controversial as this year, and in general a 4 team playoff will probably work just fine(or at least less controversial than the BCS)
|20 weeks 2 days ago||You mean Barrett is still on||
You mean Barrett is still on the team? I thought with Urban's "no tolerance" policy, Barrett would have been kicked off the team for *allegedly* beating the sh*t out of his pregnant ex-girlfriend...
|20 weeks 2 days ago||He went to the to rehearsal||
He went to the to rehearsal presser where I'm told they practiced really hard, but didn't bother to "show up" when it mattered.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||That stat is misleading too,||
That stat is misleading too, considering that every carry he had, went for a TD! If he had more field in front of him, his YPC could be substantially greater!
|1 year 8 weeks ago||*Michigan State 3-0. You||
*Michigan State 3-0. You didn't take into account that all of their losses this year don't count because they had injuries...
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Cal||
Not sure about Fresno(you're probably right, I just haven't watched them to know) but Cal did that against Ohio.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||We're repeat offenders too||
We're repeat offenders too 2011... 2010... 2009... We're screwed!
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Iowa||
If the question were "Which win has meant the most to the TEAM in Michigan's 2012 season so far", the answer with out a doubt should be MSU. It's a rivalry, and their streak was much longer than it should have been.
However, with the question worded the way it is, the win that meant the most important to ME, was Iowa. The reason for this is because up until this year, Iowa was the ONLY B1G team I had not seen Michigan beat in person, and I was at the game. I have now seen Michigan complete the cycle(for a couple more years at least). I have now witnessed Michigan beat live, Iowa and Nebraska once, OSU twice, Wisconsin 3 times, and the rest of the B1G anywhere from 4-6 times. I am also from Ohio, so I don't really run into any Sparty fans for that to influence my answer.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||I noticed that too.||
I noticed that too. Interestingly enough, he was also a DL coach at Oregon St and Western Michigan. Already beat Western and San Diego St(granted they were on the schedule before he was hired) and now have Oregon St and Ball St on the schedule
Look out Toledo and Grand Valley St, Hoke is coming for you next!
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Yes, although McFarlin was||
Yes, although McFarlin was before my MGoTime, so I don't know a lot about him. I have seen him mentioned before, and someone explained who he was in the offseason I believe, so I know a little about him!
|2 years 30 weeks ago||C'mon, you guys need to up||
C'mon, you guys need to up your RCMB trolling if you don't know the story behind "nucky" lol! But yes, they are referring to Nucky Thompson from Boardwalk Empire
I am only a mild troll there, so I don't know the whole story either, but what I have learned is that there used to be a guy who posted on RCMB under the name Nucky Thompson, or maybe just Nucky even. Apparently he was an obvious troll, so they banned him. The only problem with that is when you get banned, you can just create another account using a different email address. So now, anytime someone posts something against popular belief at RCMB, they automatically assume it is him posting under a different name.
In the offseason, they had a thread predicting how many wins they would have this season. Just about everyone said they would be between 10-12 wins and would have a cakewalk to at least the Rose Bowl. I went on there, and trying to be realistic, I told them I thought they would drop down a little bit, and would be no better than 9-3, but no worse tha 7-5. All of them responded "fuck off Nucky", and then I got banned for "trolling". They even have a topic called "Nucky spotting", which they say is like a "where's Waldo for Nucky". Thread just got bumped because they think poster Nucky is trolling under the name "ThoseWhoStay". Is that anyone on here? lol
|2 years 30 weeks ago||C'mon, they don't have||
C'mon, they don't have "fans"... only students or alumni!
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Miami would be pretty good...||
Miami would be pretty good... except who would their QB be?! They don't have an active QB in the NFL, and I'm not really sure who they have had recently to call up. The only one I can remember playing is Ken Dorsey, and not only has that been a while, but he was a bust. There may be a couple since him, but can't think of them being starters or anything. They would have an awesome defense to keep them in games, and then Frank Gore too, but without a QB, they might find trouble.
Texas' only QB in the NFL is McCoy, who is a backup for the winless Browns. He might have enough talent around him to get the job done though.
USC has Palmer, Sanchez, and Cassel, but not sure who they would throw too. Brady gets it done with lesser known guys, so its not that big of deal. They would have a pretty good defense, so they might be the team we would have to worry about the most.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||I've thought about this too,||
I've thought about this too, but mine was more of how would our alums in the NFL do against other schools' alums in the NFL, rather than against current NFL teams. If you're just doing active players or people who could be called up and play today(sans injury) I think we would be one of the better teams.
The most important position is QB so you have to have a quality QB to build around. We would be fine there, and would give us an edge. Look at some of the other starting QBs. Roethlisberger-Miami(OH), Flacco-Delaware, Romo-Eastern Illinois. Even Ryan-Boston College , Rivers-NC St & Brees-Purdue would probably have a tough time being able to form a full team to be competitive.
OSU sends a lot to the NFL, but even they would have a hard time competing. For QB they would pretty much be limited to Troy Smith, and .............PRYOR! USC would have some depth at QB: Palmer, Cassel, Sanchez, and would have a solid LB crew + Polamalu, but the QBs wouldn't really have anyone to throw to.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Just add that to the "Great||
Just add that to the "Great things said by an OSU QB!" list.
BTW, did anyone else notice he spelled his name wrong too? It's listed at the top as cArdel, but then below that for his twitter handle he has it as cOrdel... Also his twitter handle is @cordel 10, when obviously by his picture he is 12. Granted he wore 10 in HS, so that one is semi-excusable. His whole twitter account is full of fail!
|2 years 34 weeks ago||2016 needs a marquee home||
Wouldn't this more than likely mean 2015 will be filled with a cupcake or middle tier team then? We already open the season @ Utah, and now our opening is the following week. Would we really open the season with back-to-back away games, against a respectable Utah team and then a marquee team no less? That would be brutal. With Notre Dame being home, going to Utah to open the season wasn't a big deal. Like you said though, 2016 needs a marquee home game now, with Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Ohio all being on the road. We don't want to fill our bye week during Big Ten play with a marquee opponent either, given that it is sandwiched between @Illinois, and Nebraska home in 2015
So we fill 2015 with a cupcake, then start a home-and-home with a marquee opponent at home in 2016, then travel during 2017 when we have we have Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Ohio home.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||I've said this in a couple||
I've said this in a couple other similar threads. Although they already have Notre Dame scheduled, that really shouldn't be a factor looking at their past and future schedules. For example, this year they had/have USC & Missouri, as well as Northwestern & Minnesota.
Which brings me to my next point. As of recent, they have been scheduling 2-3 Big Ten teams a season. As mentioned above 2012- Northwestern & Minnesota. 2009- Northwestern, Minnesota, & Penn St. 2008- Northwestern & Penn St. Future years they have some Big Ten teams scheduled as well. 2019: Northwestern; 2020 & 21- Penn St. No Big Ten teams scheduled for 2014-2017 yet.
Also, Brandon likes scheduling teams that have beaten us for a revenge factor: App St, Colorado, Utah... 'Cuse beat us in '98, even though we won on the road the following year. Also, they fired their HC Greg Robinson so RR could hire him as a DC.
So in review: 1)Not afraid to schedule more than one traditional powerhouse, 2)regularly schedules multiple Big Ten teams and none currently on the schedule, 3)revenge factor, 4)a team who we could realistically beat home or away, and 5)establish a NY market like you mentioned (which is something that was discussed before, that's why Rutgers was mentioned during the Big Ten expansion before we landed Nebraska). With all that, it seems like a no-brainer to me. Even if not in 2015, I think we could end up scheduling them on a future schedule, maybe in place of a MAC or Mid-Major and still possibly having a marquee opponent.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||I think TheGhostOfYost should||
I think TheGhostOfYost should recieve a 1 week vacation to Bolivia. He is CLEARLY the one at fault for Denard's performance since he started the "Worst QB Performance of All-Time" thread during the Buffalo game...
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Unrelated Question:||
Who was #5 at SMU when Craig James was there, and did he change his number?
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Think of it this way: When||
Think of it this way: When we played Delaware St. 3 years ago, we basically had our 3rd string in halfway through the 2nd quarter with the score 42-0. We still finished the game with 63, and they couldn't stop us even when we tried running the clock out. And we finished the game with the ball (just barely) on their side of the field. Our 5-7 team put up 63 points and had there been a couple more minutes left, possibly 70. #16/#18 Okie St. just beat them 84-0, so I think a 70.5 spread is pretty realistic for #6 FSU (even though rankings don't mean much this early in the season).
I wouldn't touch this game either way though...
|2 years 37 weeks ago||I wouldn't be suprised if it||
I wouldn't be suprised if it were Tennessee. 2013 they play @Oregon(return trip from their home game in 2010), 2014/15 they have a H/H with Oklahoma, in 2016/17 H/H with Nebraska, and have a H/H with USC in 2021/22. Nobody for 18/19 right now as they had a H/H agreement with Ohio, but Gene Smith pulled out since we were supposed to have a 9 game conference schedule by then. We have only faced them once and they destroyed us, and DB likes revenge games for the "wow factor".
Mississippi St doesn't appear to have any conflicts yet if he is looking to avenge the Gator Bowl loss. Other SEC teams not mentioned above include: Missouri only has @Wyoming for 2018, and is open is 2019; South Carolina open for both '18/'19
Although not SEC, I wouldn't mind seeing Syracuse, in place of a MAC or FCS team. Not gonna lie, that's more for personal reasons since that was my first loss that I saw live at the Big House. They also schedule big name opponents(USC &Missouri this year; Notre Dame from '14-'17) and its been 14 years since this loss, even though we beat them the following year on the road. Also, they gave us Greg Robinson...
|2 years 38 weeks ago||I read an article* that had||
I read an article* that had said Michigan approached Oklahoma trying to schedule them, but they said "no thanks". The article didn't specify what year though, and DB has said multiple times that we have a contract to play Uconn, so Michigan is going to play UConn because Michigan "doesn't buy-out of games, they honor their contracts".
I also know that Oklahoma already has a home and a home scheduled with Ohio for 2016 & '17, so that could be why they said "no thanks" to us(or they are just scared of us, yeah that's it!)
*Sorry, I can't link it because it was an Insider article where you need a subscription that I don't have so I don't have access to it myself.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||And they didn't even come up||
And they didn't even come up with the idea themselves, it was just a copycat...
|2 years 38 weeks ago||If I answer No/Yes/Yes, may I||
If I answer No/Yes/Yes, may I please be forgiven for this terrible post?! If not, at least it has pretty much turned into a Posbang Thread for everyone commenting!
|2 years 38 weeks ago||but walking up to one girl||
but walking up to one girl and asking her to have sex because she knows you are a football player is a little more discreet than just yelling you "does anybody want to have sex". The latter is obnoxious
|2 years 38 weeks ago||I agree that it goes on||
I agree that it goes on everywhere, including Michigan. I did say that no matter how you twist and turn it, it can be made into a violation either. But I guess the point I was trying to make is how he went about it. It's one thing to walk up to someone and ask if they know who you are, and then have sex with them. It's another when you are obnoxious about it and just yells out "who wants to have sex with me? For some reason I can't see Denard handling it the same way.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||YES!!! We need to publicly||
YES!!! We need to publicly humiliate them in Prime Time for hiring Tressel... as "Vice President of Strategic Engagment"(don't worry, I had to google his title)!!
|2 years 39 weeks ago||I don't think you can rule||
I don't think you can rule out ND just because it would be 3 years in a row against them. Brandon wants an annual night game at the Big House, and it won't be in November. Not every year do we schedule marquee opponents like Bama(sure we'll throw in many respectable opponents like UCONN, Utah, and San Diego St, among others), but often times Notre Dame will be our best OOC opponent. That generally only leaves you with one or two other options. For all we know, Brandon could be working with their AD to make this an annual night game to build off of the tradition of this rivalry. Maybe that was why ND happened to schedule it as a night game this year dispite it being a night game last year.
Just speculation though, and if that's NOT the case, then it will more than likely be the Minny game for the LBJ. Nothing wrong with that, it will just bring back memories of the Friday Night game in '03
|2 years 39 weeks ago||Oh great, you listed "Sparty||
Oh great, you listed "Sparty troll" before "Buckeye troll" and "ND troll". Now all the Sparty trolls are going to use that as "evidence" that they are our #1 rival and we just downplay them!
|2 years 40 weeks ago||Why would YOU go to Bama v.||
Why would YOU go to Bama v. LSU? Are you RDT?!