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|1 year 4 weeks ago||could i get an explanation||
could i get an explanation for why this would happen? is it some sketchy aau situation, or do players just like nike better? genuinely interested.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||or "dam," as in something||
or "dam," as in something that's hard to get through...
kinda opens up the headline floodgates when they have a bad game though
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Wasn't @Indiana last year the||
Wasn't @Indiana last year the same type of game as well? Eventually brought it back, but lost it in the end?
|3 years 16 weeks ago||wait what about breaston?||
wait what about breaston?
|3 years 48 weeks ago||well, Roundtree went to the||
well, Roundtree went to the same high school as McCray, right? didn't they make an exception after Michael Floyd had some supposedly out-of-bounds interaction with Seantrel Henderson, since they were high school teammates?
|4 years 7 weeks ago||if you rearrange the letters||
if you rearrange the letters in "Rickey Green" you can spell "Braylon Edwards with a time machine"
|4 years 7 weeks ago||the SEC||
they have boats?
|4 years 21 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Dear god, don't venture into||
Dear god, don't venture into the comments section
|5 years 10 weeks ago||You're calling out people for||
You're calling out people for thinking that Boise COULD be one of the top two teams in the country. The point is, we have no way of knowing, and we're just assuming that these other teams are, because they always have been and they always will be, etc.
But then, when we have an actual example, like Utah vs. Alabama, you just say "that doesn't count." That's not really fair. That does count, cause that happened. Utah killed Alabama. Boise beat Oklahoma. These games happened, and you're telling us definitively that they'd be different now, because they have more respect? Once again, the point is that we simply don't know. Making definitive statements on either side is impossible. The only thing that can happen is for them to play, and to keep them out based on arguments like "don't even try telling me that they would win, other teams OBVIOUSLY have to try harder/do better/run faster/jump higher" is not really honest. No one knows. Might as well have them try.
For the record, I have no idea if either of those teams would beat Auburn or Oregon or even Alabama. I'm living abroad right now, so the only games I've been able to watch are Michigan games, and it's not like my analyzing powers are superb, anyway. For all I know, TCU/Boise could get destroyed if they were to play in the National Championship. But, hey, Oklahoma lost 55-18 in the National Championship game in the last five years or so. I guess that Oklahoma team didn't deserve to be there, either?
EDIT: Also, obviously, Boise doesn't factor in this post anymore, since they just lost.
|5 years 11 weeks ago||This was way better when I||
This was way better when I thought it said Robert Griffin
|5 years 14 weeks ago||Sounds like she had a||
Sounds like she had a double-move to rival Manningham's.
|5 years 14 weeks ago||1) If you were going to tell||
1) If you were going to tell us who it was, you would have already, yeah?
2) A cheerleader AND a GSI?
|5 years 15 weeks ago||He's not a nut like Mangino.||
He's not a nut like Mangino. Few are a nut like Mangino.
|5 years 16 weeks ago||We'll tell Mr. Brandon that,||
We'll tell Mr. Brandon that, before he makes any decisions about the fate of the staff, he should make sure they've proven enough to WolverineEagle.
|5 years 16 weeks ago||Maybe we should stay away||
Maybe we should stay away from making sexist comments in a thread lamenting the existence of Michigan fans who make decisions about football based on prejudice, eh?
|5 years 16 weeks ago||Did you see what happened||
Did you see what happened last year, when he wasn't a threat to throw? Teams could just not cover receivers and go all-out trying to tackle Denard. They succeeded often enough. Denard's threat to pass (which is a threat) is very important to what he's doing.
|5 years 16 weeks ago||The 3-3-5 is the worst thing ever?||
Like anyone could know that.
|5 years 16 weeks ago||I wouldn't say Tate is||
I wouldn't say Tate is "clearly" the better passer. He threw two interceptions today. Whether they were playing from behind, that's two interceptions.
Also, what makes you so sure Denard would have the same level of effectiveness if teams weren't afraid of him passing? The passes he's thrown over the heads of linebackers from Notre Dame, UConn, etc. open up some pretty significant lanes for him. He wouldn't do the same things from the running back position. Similar to Michael Vick, you have to consider his running ability to be a complement to his throwing ability, and part of his throwing repertoire, because it changes the way the defense acts around the quarterback. You can't take his running ability out of context and say he'd be doing the same things elsewhere.
|5 years 16 weeks ago||I mean. . .Oregon? They've||
I mean. . .Oregon? They've looked pretty good, and since they beat Stanford, I don't know who else is going to take them down in the Pac-10. . .
|5 years 16 weeks ago||yeah, that assertion seems a||
yeah, that assertion seems a bit off-target
|5 years 16 weeks ago||You're right, Saban is||
You're right, Saban is absolutely comparable to Rodriguez. We'd all much rather have Saban as our coach, and he'd represent this mythological "Michigan Way" in a much better fashion. He does give new meaning to the term "those who stay will be champions."
|5 years 16 weeks ago||everybody simmer down||
everybody simmer down
|5 years 16 weeks ago||Yeah, man, I yearn for the||
Yeah, man, I yearn for the days when we blew out the 1-AA/FCS teams we played! Amirite? WHO'S WITH ME?
|5 years 17 weeks ago||Tremendous.||
|5 years 17 weeks ago||We're all frustrated, and in||
We're all frustrated, and in retrospect, I was much too hard on you. You're one of the more vocal members of the Michigan fanbase on any issue (not on here, necessarily, but your blog posts do have a certain flair to them), and I probably lashed out on you harder than need be. If I'm going to talk about respect, I need to show it, too. Mea culpa.
-You say you didn't imply that the other poster was an idiot, but I mainly took issue with two statements:
"If it's not clear to you by now, it never will be.
If you've paid any attention whatsoever, you'd know what the underlying problem was."
I think this implies something about anyone who disagrees with you, even if it doesn't say it straight out, and you didn't provide much evidence.
-I'm not sure which side of the debate I fall on. I don't know much about the x's and o's. I expected more to happen when Shafer was here, and was kind of surprised he was fired so fast, because I really liked the ideas he was promoting, even though I didn't understand them much. I was disappointed when Robinson showed up, because, I mean, look at what he had just come from. Given what he's had to work with, though, I'm not all that disappointed. At first glance, it would seem that any problems have arisen from some sort of disconnect between him (or the entire side of the ball) and Rodriguez, especially in regards to recruiting. I'm not sure we can say Robinson is a great coach, what with that whole awful four years in New York, but it seems fairly clear that something at least a little out of sorts is going on here.
-I agree that the time is almost up in the blame-Carr game. Things could have been fixed to a far greater extent than they have been so far.
-Regarding my pigeonholing of you into the "fire Rodriguez" camp, I apologize. I must have misinterpreted your blog post after the MSU game. I thought you were saying that the "experiment" with Rodriguez needed to end, and he needed to be gone, replaced with someone who would know both sides of the ball.
I think we're all frustrated, and I deliberately avoided this place for a few days so that I wouldn't let the frustration get to me and that I wouldn't be participating in any arguments. Should've waited another day, I suppose.
|5 years 17 weeks ago||I don't think he was going to||
I don't think he was going to be an NFL player at Michigan, though.
|5 years 17 weeks ago||You're so convinced of your||
You're so convinced of your own superiority over everyone else here that you can't believe anyone would believe otherwise, and you talk down to anyone who dares challenge your assumptions by speaking in codes and cryptic phrasings and by insinuating that anyone who doesn't agree with you is an idiot. It was annoying when you were on my side, and I'll freely admit it's more annoying now that you're not. You're not interested in the exchange of ideas; you're interested in everyone listening to you and giving up their own opinions.
In my opinion, saying there's a "common demoninator" to two defensive coordinators who failed is a pretty small sample size. Carr had two who failed, too (in three years, in case you're going to argue about time span). You may be right, but I don't agree with your certainty or the way you're going about expressing your opinions. I really hope you don't throw away the cachet you've built up on this blog by becoming "that guy" who inserts the same opinion (in this case, that Rodriguez should be fired) into every discussion, as if it's a one-size-fits-all point and can be used over and over again. I've respected your work for a long time, and it'd be a shame to see you waste it by not treating people with respect.
|5 years 17 weeks ago||I think it would make more||
I think it would make more sense to compare them each to their historical rates. West Virginia doesn't exactly attract the same talent that Michigan does.
Also, you forgot Ryan Mundy, interestingly enough.
|5 years 17 weeks ago||Yeah, they were. Hayden Fry||
Yeah, they were. Hayden Fry was there. He did pretty well.