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|7 hours 7 min ago||Who's going to tell Harbaugh not to bring in recruits||
to save a few bucks? Not going to happen here. There are better reasons not to bring in someone you don't have much of a shot with. There's a cap on how many OVs the NCAA allows and the coaches don't want to waste their own time. Obviously, they had reason to thnk that wasn't the case.
|7 hours 14 min ago||I believe you're correct, but there could be more spots||
available. We'll have some seniors who are graduating in December or have already. They probably won't be back if they're out of eligibility..
|7 hours 28 min ago||Not surprising coming from Cris Carter,||
but isn't he just contradicting himself?
|9 hours 40 min ago||Drake has been moving up the depth chart||
as he's been able to do more. If he had entered fall camp 100% healthy, I think he would have started the season at least where he's listed now. Rather than looking at the new chart as Isaac being demoted, consider that Johnson is just finding his proper place.
|9 hours 48 min ago||I'm unconvinced, They have Minnesota ahead of OSU.||
Minnesota has 3 wins against Colo St, Ohio and Kent St, all by 3 points. A 27-0 loss to NW (who's also behind them) and a close loss to TCU. They have OSU as a 3 point favorite at home. If that game was this week, I'd add at least 14 points to the line.
MSU is #34, which is good for 9th in the Big Ten.
Maybe late in the year, their predictions may line up with Vegas lines. For now, I don't believe they're anywhere close.
|10 hours 14 min ago||Removing Ojemudia is the first and only change||
in the defensive depth chart all season. Remarkable stabilty.
|1 day 1 hour ago||I didn't take your statement literally.||
I can think of plenty of reasons to dislike Whitlock.That he supported a former coach of his alma mater is not one of them.
|1 day 3 hours ago||BC has played two FCS schools.||
They look to have a very good defense, but I don't see the value in counting the stats from games vs FCS opponents.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Pretty much the dumbest reason I've ever seen for hating||
|1 day 3 hours ago||Hill was back out there near the end of the game.||
Thomas played early in the game too. He got more time with Stribling out.
|1 day 6 hours ago||I don't think we actually know what weaknesses this defense||
has. The opposite side corners have been tested and look just fine. We've played a ton of dime and no one in the secondary has been exposed. Going into the season, we probably would have said secondary depth and the pass rush were the main weaknesses. This defense may not be elite, but they've played like they are since the first game. And they only gave up 17 points to a very good team on the road even then.
|1 day 7 hours ago||I don't think it's the same. They've only played one conference||
game and the teams at the top have played two of the toughest non-conference schedules in the country. Aren't we at #1?
|1 day 13 hours ago||Sagarin is frequently an outlier.||
He's either better or worse than most of the other polls. Take your pick.
|1 day 14 hours ago||I'm confused too. Statistics from a win are compared to||
statistics from a loss to show a team has improved? I suppose the numbers are interesting, but aren't the results more than enough to show Northwestern has improved? They're more convincing that a tenuous comparison of Minnesota to us last season.
|1 day 16 hours ago||It was actually two weeks after the OSU game.||
It was a great idea, imo. How often have we heard that that the Big Ten was at a disadvantage in bowl games because their season ended earlier that other conferences? And you don't think a trip to Hawaii was appreciated by the players?
|1 day 22 hours ago||Why? I don't get that logic.||
They make exceptions when someone has barely played, but participated beyond the cutoff. It's expected that the injury is serious.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Blake Bars as a 6th year SR?||
Stribling should be gone as well.
|3 days 2 hours ago||Caris doesn't need to carry this team, far from it.||
This is team is going to be less reliant on a single player than any we've had in a long time.
|3 days 4 hours ago||Your only starter from the class of 2016 is Richardson?||
That seems odd as does having a 3 man DL that includes a Buck. That's a tiny defense. It seems that predictions should be just that. Not something constrained by arbitrary conditions.
|3 days 4 hours ago||That's true. But have a down year or two, or lose out on||
a few prized recruits and there's more temptation to stray from the rules. Especially if you suspect something fishy in how you lost those recruits.
|3 days 9 hours ago||Low expectations?||
|3 days 12 hours ago||There's always a small number of posters here who are quick||
to resort to insults and name calling Their names change as they never stay for long. This is in stark contrast to their prevalence at most sports forums. Perhaps that's due to those fake internet points, perhaps the philosophy of the mods, maybe people just tend to conform to the tenor of the discussions. Probably it's a combination of all three. Whatever the reason, the civility of the discussions is a major part of MGoBlog's image.
|3 days 14 hours ago||MSU scoring streak||
They were under 30 twice last season; Nebraska and Oregon
|3 days 16 hours ago||I haven't negged your other comments, but you're digging||
a big hole for yourself. Are you seriously suggesting that waiting until the day of the game to cancel it is comparable to moving the starting time with more than two days warning?
That's just crazy. There would be no comparison in the level of inconvenience involved. Not only would you have fans, our team and others already in town for the game, but rescheduling it would be difficult.
Acting when they did increased the chance that moving the game time was unnecessary. That's the nature of severe weather patterns. Waiting entails the real risk of leaving no good options. In this case, it would just have been irresponsible.
|4 days 6 hours ago||The NCAA can give waivers when there are extenuating||
circumstances. There were in Bosch's case, so they did.
|4 days 13 hours ago||To add, she wasn't particularly interested in having the||
meeting. Figured it was just for show, but she was very impressed after meeting him.
|4 days 14 hours ago||Playing in big piles of leaves was a lot of fun growing up.||
Raking them now, not so much, but it brings back memories.
|4 days 14 hours ago||Not Wisconsin, I'd put them a tier below.||
Paul Chryst wouldn't make anyone's list of top coaches yet. Same with Florida, Kentucky and ND.
I think the top group is UM, OSU, MSU plus Duke and UCLA.
A few I'd rank a notch below are Texas (despite the rocky start for Strong), Louisville (scumminess aside) and Arizona (not trying to restart a debate). Then the group including Wisconsin. Oklahoma probably belongs in the conversation too.
|4 days 16 hours ago||He's a coach. That's a lot different that being a fan.||
But, even as fans, how much do we know about non-Michigan players from before we were born?
Of course, he got his foot in the door because he's Jim's son. Let's cut the BS. Why would you even ask that? Would he have gotten the job if Jim didn't think he would be successful? Would he be any less demanding of Jay than his other coaches? How does he look so far? I think we know the answers to those questions, too and they make yours irrelevant.
|5 days 3 hours ago||The atmosphere wasn't going to be great with the weather||
that was forecast. As an aside, people keep talking about night games like the home team has an extra large advantage. I've never seen any evidence that's true. Has anyone else? I'd think if it was, there would be a lot more night games.