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- Kept fumbling snaps (one of which Mike Hart picked up and ran for a first down)
- Was frequently fighting with the receivers and coaches on the sideliens
- Didn't make any decent plays of note in the time he got
- 1986 - 6-5
- 1987 - 6-6
- 1988 - 7-5
- 1989 - 7-5
- 1990 - 9-2
- 1991 - 10-2
- 1992 - 9-4
- 1993 - 11-2
- 1996 - 3-8
- 1997 - 4-8
- 1998 - 5-6
- 1999 - 7-5
- 2000 - 13-0
- 2001 - 11-2
- 2002 - 12-2
- 1998 - 8-5
- 1999 - 6-6
- 2000 - 5-7
- 2001 - 6-6
- 2001 - 6-6
- 2002 - 11-2
- 2003 - 12-1
- 2004 - 13-0
- 2002 - 8-5
- 2003 - 8-5
- 2004 - 7-5
- 2005 - 9-3
- 2006 - 13-1
- 2007 - 9-4
- 2008 - 13-1
- 2003 - 4-9
- 2004 - 6-6
- 2005 - 10-2
- 2006 - 6-7
- 2007 - 7-6
- 2008 - 12-2
- 2009 - 14-0
- 2010 - 10-3
- 2011 - 11-2
- 2012 - 8-5
- 2013 - 7-6
- 2014 - 5-7
- 2015 - 9-3*
- Carroll - 0%
- Saban - 8%
- Stoops - 13%
- Meyer - 17%
- Spurrier - 23%
- Harbaugh - 33%*
|1 day 20 hours ago||DPJ Tweet||
Unfortunately he also tweeted something similar about Urban Meyer.
|1 week 17 hours ago||Yep||
That was the first name to come to mind for me. With Jarret Irons second.
|1 week 2 days ago||Ty Law?||
Has the frosty relationship with Michigan thawed?
|1 week 3 days ago||This is dumb, but...||
...have you been to Clemson? Absolutely beautiful campus. Crazy (loud) fans, Gorgeous women. Better weather. Unique traditions like Howard's rock and The Hill. Oh, and they nearly won the national title last season.
You're taking one quote from Dabo (who does appear to be quite the gomer) and you think that one quote is going to counter all of the above. Apprecaite you putting your thoughts together, but you've overanalyzed one data point.
And furthermore, it's out of our hands, so just relax and take in the news.
|1 week 3 days ago||Yeah, good idea||
Probably should bring up his problems with alcohol. That'll show him!
|1 week 4 days ago||Did you see it at the State Theater?||
I just assume it's still showing there.
Also, how on earth did you not see it before? And how on earth on earth could it possibly be boring? Maybe it's because so many have copied its style since then that, though it was groundbreaking in 1994, it now seems totally played out.
|1 week 4 days ago||Nah, he flipped||
Went over to Supergirl for some strange reason. I suspect the involvement of a bagman.
|1 week 5 days ago||Impedance||
Did you mean impetus? Just asking.
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||That's the hope||
Hardman would be a huge pickup, but just seems too unlikely.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Ah, very good||
I recall my first trip to some LatAm regional meetings in 2002, and my colleagues asked me "Hey Andrew, how is the Spanish going?" I said I was doing OK, but felt bad because I could not undersatnd our Chilean team member veyr well. They all laughed and said in near unison "He's Chilean, none of us can understand him!" Good for you to be able to manage it well!
Argentinean is definitely a unique challenge, but after living there I quickly came to love it. The y/ll is fun and the "vos" makes the verbs more aggresive which, though at first offputting, becomes simply spirited after a while.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||We went with Victoria||
...and thought that was pretty good. Yours is great!
FWIW, her first words were "Go Blue."
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I would prefer||
...MGOpinion. Just a question of taste.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Yikes!||
Nobody can understand Chileans. Even my Argentinean wife can rarely undrestand what they're saying on business calls.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Places I've seen Michigan gear in recent years||
Buenos Aires (mostly on me, but not exclusively)
Various places in Italy
Various places in Switzerland
|2 weeks 4 days ago||It's not fair at all, but...||
...my initial thought was, "Sounds great. Former Michigan football player, so that's a major plus." Then I remembered that the same applied to DB Dave Brandon. Apples and oranges as Manuel is clearly an experienced and competent AD. Still not over DB DB I guess.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||They were in a hole and...||
...needed to stop digging.
Non-Brady rushes: 14
Non-Brady rushing yards: 31
Non-Brady ypc: 2.2
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Indeed||
That is weird.
|3 weeks 23 hours ago||Was going to say this same thing...||
...shouldn't it be F the Trib and Greenstein for publishing clickbait?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I feel like I'm polluting||
...but here goes:
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Yes, but he also sucked||
He was a freshman, so that stuff can be expected. But he would not have helped in the OSU game.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Occam's razor||
That was my interpretation as well.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Surely you all recall||
That there were rampant rumors that he was leaving even before Carr announced his retirement.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Mizzou correction||
Mizzou would have been invited to a bowl at 5-7 based on their APR (second among the 5-7 teams after Nebraska), but preemptively said they would not accept a bid:
Thanks to this decision, San Jose State qualified for the Cure Bowl.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||OSU game - To be fair||
Hart and Henne were both badly injured in that game, but did their best to play as neither had a viable backup. Henny couldn't get the ball 15 yards downfield and Hart was not very mobile. As evidenced by the following year, the cupboard was bare.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Good point||
And it probably didn't help that he was followed by Belicheck who immediately went on an improbable run to win the Super Bowl with a rookie QB.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Let's get more data||
Basketball turnaround may be worhthy to reference from a feelings standpoint, but let's keep it focused on football. Citing a Michigan Rose Bowl year as the "pre" period doesn't help us too much. That's not where we've been. So let's talk about football programs who were also in the wilderness before someone who could truly stabalize the program.
Here are some additional data points:
Florida Galen Hall
Florida Steve Spurrier
Oklahoma John Blake
Oklahoma Bob Stoops
USC Paul Hackett
USC Pete Carroll
Florida Ron Zook
Florida Urban Meyer
Alabama Mike Shula
Alabama Nick Saban
Michigan Brady Hoke
Michigan Jim Harbaugh
The gigantic caveat is that these are the success stories. In all cases National Championships were achieved during the years listed above or very soon after. We should keep in mind that Ron Zook also took over for someone else and you see his performance above. But based on the evidence in his career we have reason to believe he belongs with this group rather than with the Zooks until proven otherwise.
So where does this year's turnaround stand compared to those above? Looking at the change in first year win % from worst to best:
Now, it is likely that Hoke's last team underperformed, but even if we kindly grant them one additional win, Harbaugh would still top the list at 25%.
We have every reason to be excited about the future, especially if the recruiting season ends up with the anticipated positive momentum. Assuming this is one of those turnarounds, there seem sto be evidence that Michigan is ahead of schedule.
*Pending bowl game result
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Another good post||
Thanks for all of these, man.
FWIW I've met Big Nut and he seemed like a very nice, pleasant fellow. Especially for a Buckeye.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||These reffing refs||
And by far the worst call of the game was the drive-killing "blocking below the waist" penalty for a block in the shoulder. A rarely called penalty that couldn't have been seen in this case because it obviously didn't happen.
And none of this compares to how Wisconsin got jobbed. The league needs to take significant action this offseason. I don't remember the refs in this league ever being this bad. There must be some reason for the constant failure.
Also worst: this announcing team. I assume we won't have them next week again!
|12 weeks 23 hours ago||That would help||
...particularly if Rudock continues to shine. Then one could argue that the current Michigan team is a very differnet one.
Also bear in mind Utah would have wins over UCLA and Stanford in this scenario.
If in the end they consider all else equal, they would put Utah forward.
Regardless it requires a lot to fall into place.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||But still in play for Oakland, right?||