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|1 week 1 day ago||Congrats||
A nice accomplishment and another first achieved this year. Hats off to JP and the assistants on a job well done. I've been impressed with the progress the defense has made this year. That was the big item that had yet to develop last year.
The Big10 schedule will be brutal though, which is a good thing. Possibly the top conference in the country this year. I've been really impressed with Rutgers and watching the OSU game yesterday they were completely shutting down Denver. Having PSU, OSU and Rutgers all in the big house this year works out well for us.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Yep||
Couldn't agree more. It seems like we have a lot more players who can score multiple ways and play multiple roles. Playing faster and defense looks a lot more sound. Only complaint I have so far is the number of penalties. Hopefully that is something they can clean up.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Nice win||
I continue to be impressed. They have definitely taken a step forward. 4 games against teams that a decent team should beat, and 4 convincing wins including 3 on the road. 13 wins the prior 3 years with 4 being on the road, but none of those 4 were as convincing as any of the 3 road wins this year. There were some convincing wins in Oosterbaan the past couple years, but we all know how much of an advantage that is for Michigan.
The rest of the year will tell us where this team shakes out. I wouldn't declare them ready to win the big ten yet as the schedule has been too weak to know what we really have, but I definitely think we have taken another step forward. I'm looking forward to where this season is going.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Schedule||
One bonus to playing now is the HS kids are not in season and can attend. If you played this in April, the season is in full swing, and a lot of the lacrosse fans in the state may not be available. I'm ok with this date as long as it's indoors. There are no other sports I would watch now and it's too cold for me to go outside and do something.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||They definitely didn't||
They definitely didn't disappoint but still lots of work to do. It's good to see them step In the right direction and nice to see the new players stepping up. Excited to see how they develop the rest of the season.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Glick||
Glick also has large glass windows that are not shatterproof.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Home games||
Once again they have Maryland/Hopkins on the road, and OSU, PSU and Rutgers at home. 2 Years ago they had the same conference schedule, which helped them beat Rutgers and almost beat Penn State (falling by 1). Last year at home they almost beat Maryland, so perhaps the home schedule can work in their favor in conference this year.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||My feelings exactly||
He is the recruit I'm most excited about, and could have the potential to be a superstar back for us. He will definitely have the opportunity to get in the rotation, as RB is much more about physical skills and vision than it is experience.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Miami||
Or in Miami where you can lease it to the dolphins for their practice. Maybe steven ross can pay for it in exchange for collecting the future rent, but have the university legally own it.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||One step ahead||
Imagine the headlines if harbaugh were to announce this years destination tomorrow and it happened to be to someplace that emphasized education and benefitted student athletes...
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Fumble||
Didn't Jabrill recover a fumble at the end of the msu game? It wasn't considered a pass because it would have been blown dead...
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Osu||
I think Sparty has a chance of beating osu as well. They get osu at home and they seem at least as good as psu if they play like they did yesterday. They've also done a nice job slowing down osu's offense, so they should have a shot.
|22 weeks 17 hours ago||Upcoming Games||
With the games upcoming, we might basically lock in historically great season stats before we even play OSU. 7 games in and we are still only giving up like 12% on third downs. 24% was the record. If we averaged 36% over the next 5 games, we'd still likely set the record.
And with games coming up against a sparty team that can barely put up points, Maryland, Indiana, and a struggling Iowa team, we could really put up some amazing numbers. It would surprise me if any of those teams put up more than 14 points, and I'd expect we can hold all of them to under 10.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Evans||
I think he's the best of our RB's when he gets into space, but in a game like Wisconsin where you need to break tackles and run inside and push the pile, he's still probably a year in the weight room from being ready. But once's he's ready he could be really really good.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Defense||
Our defensive S&P rank is just astonishingly good. A few more weeks of this and we may set a record for defensive advanced stats.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Mack brown||
I wonder if they are not actually in attendance but calling the game remotely. He said it multiple times, and even Ron Zook wouldn't punt from there.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||I mostly agree||
I would normally agree, however I expect we will get good field position due to our defense and special teams. Given a short field, I expect more than 17 points.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||Alignment||
I got the feeling last week that our alignment was the issue on the play action inside slants that were run rather than being tempo'd. Colorado hit those passes regularly in the first half, and some were wide open. I think one went for ~50 yards after the safety missed the tackle.
But in the 2nd half it felt like the window over the middle was much smaller, and the throws were more difficult. I'm sure this was partly due to the line getting pressure.
But UCF ran the same play multiple times with success, so I'm sure PSU will be testing us as well.
|28 weeks 8 hours ago||Agreed||
This to me seems like clean fun, and I thought it was kind of funny and interesting to read all the people who seem to have some relationship with Colorado.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Jabrill||
I have seen Jabrill's stat line a few places, but they don't seem to mention his forced fumble anywhere (including here). Is there a reason that stat doesn't count? He pretty much ran straight throught the QB forcing him to drop the ball.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Hmm||
I wonder if Duke lacrosse would agree with this or not...
|36 weeks 5 days ago||Peppers||
Peppers did play a few games in 2014...
|37 weeks 5 days ago||Schedule||
Given that schedule, I suspect I will let my season tickets lapse, and go every other year. If I had to guess, Manuel would only have done this if he knew he was going to be able to flip the MSU series somehow, but just isn't able to announce it yet. Notre Dame only has 10 games on the schedule yet for 2018. MSU only has 2 non-conference opponents, and both teams have an opening on Sept 15th, 2018.
Maybe we get lucky, and somehow convinced MSU to flip home games with us, and in exchange they get ND at home in 2018 rather than Michigan. I would be Ok with that since it restores order in the long run.
|38 weeks 5 days ago||Definitely||
I definitely see a slip in baseball since I was a kid. Other sports (mostly soccer) are taking away from baseball. Additionally it is a very slow paced game. Kids just don't often have the attention span to be interested when a game on tv takes 3 hours to play. I remember watching the tigers play regular season games as a kid, but I won't even turn on the World Series unless the tigers are in it.
|39 weeks 1 day ago||Danny devito||
Yeah but Danny Devito has the ever elusive good pad level, and would make a killer fullback.
|40 weeks 4 days ago||NBA||
Interesting observation on the NBA. I would counter that I think the NBA is so much about skill (hand/eye coordination) that doping won't help like it would in the NFL, cycling or Track. You need to be tall (so HGH until you are about 6'6) but after that, it's about being skilled.
In the NFL, you can fully exert your muscles on just about every play if you are along the line. For cycling/track it's about pure endurance or pure speed. In baseball it's been about hitting a ball as hard as you absolutely can, or pitching over 100 MPH. You don't see NBA players at a true full sprint for more than 20 feet at a time, and given the "no contact" nature of the game, you aren't going to be using your full strength very often either.
I'm sure it happens some in the NBA, but the success of people like Curry make me think there isn't as big of an edge to be gained as in other sports.
|41 weeks 16 hours ago||UFR||
This is where it would have been nice to have UFR's for the last couple of games of the year, especially the bowl game. You could see trends and how people improved over the course of the year, along with who did well against top opponents vs. who struggled.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Lewis||
Interesting that they said Lewis was 1st team big ten last year, but should make a big jump his senior year, almost as if last year was a disappointment for him. Not really sure a big jump is possible, he was already extremely dominant.
|42 weeks 6 days ago||Camps||
These camps happen in other sports all the time and are not considered a big deal. It's just that the southern coaches don't want to have to work a little harder, and don't want others getting to see their recruits.
|43 weeks 15 hours ago||Offsides||
Been saying this for years. Offsides should go away once the ball is in the 18 yard box. Will increase scoring slightly, and make the game a little more exciting. I think there are also valid goals that are called off because someone is found offside while the ball basically bounce around in the box. I don't think that was the intent of the rule, and honestly, if the offense gets in those positions to score, they deserve the goal anyway...