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|4 days 3 hours ago||Plus those Fresno State rush||
Plus those Fresno State rush numbers were artificially low because of sacks. The run game should work.
|5 days 6 hours ago||Every loss "means something",||
Every loss "means something", sure. They are all big in that way. But, the biggest game of his tenure? That is just laughable. It wouldn't be a good sign. No loss is good. But, it will only be one piece of the assessment and the Big Ten games will likely get more attention in evaluating him anyway.
|5 days 6 hours ago||Are you crazy? You don't||
Are you crazy? You don't think Hoke and others would get wind of a coaching search really quickly? You think Brandon would do that to Hoke? From a professional standpoint? Or from the standpoint of undermining the current team? Plus, the effect it would have on recruiting, etc. I can affirmatively say you are "bat sh$t crazy" if you think there will be a "behind the scenes coach search.
|5 days 6 hours ago||No. He would have to be on||
No. He would have to be on the precipice of losing his job for that to be true. He isn't. Internet message board type fans may think he should be, but he is not. Thank god we don't let the crazies from the internet run a team. That would be scary.
|1 week 1 day ago||Who knows. Akron was as bad||
Who knows. Akron was as bad as Miami (they were coming off a one win season). Also, this iteration of NDay be better. App state may not be as good as CMU though.
|1 week 1 day ago||Defense is ranked number 7 in||
Defense is ranked number 7 in total defense and assuredly high against the run. Combined with rushing, they just need to cut down on turnovers. And they are as good as anything the Big Ten has to offer.
|2 weeks 3 hours ago||Rival fans think the problems||
Rival fans think the problems at UMich are severe. Shocking. Next thing you know, casual fans will look at teams based solely on the final score and big game outcomes. The only thing that affects public perception is winning. We all know that. It is decidedly un-newsworthy.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Hello?||
Minny is not a rival? Brush up on your history :)
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I don't know you...||
But, you sound like a coward.
There really is no other way to look at it. You are not neutral about the game. You are actually taking steps to make a point that the game makes you feel bad and you will go out of your way not to watch it.
The message you are sending to Dave Brandon and other fans is "if we get upset by a little team, then steer clear of them in the future." It sounds so much like "run away" from the past.
That game must have really put fear and loathing into you. Let it go.
Buck up, little camper.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Only to point out how stupid||
Only to point out how stupid it is for a topic. Robinson can say these things.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Why can't Michigan fans like||
Why can't Michigan fans like you just keep quiet? Why do Denard's comments bother you so much? Seriously, what is the problem? You think that since MSU has enjoyed a recent run of success that all comments should be reverent? That we should all treat MSU as an equal? Seriously, why do you care?
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Pollack||
That guy has MSU number 4 and Oregon at 7 at best (not listed).
Oregon is a 13 point favorite in a few weeks over Sparty. That is similar to the. Bama/UM line heading into 2012.
That seems as equally "out there" as Desmond's prediction.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Suck it up, little guy.||
Suck it up, little guy.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Sit down||
I am not part of the down in front crowd, but standing the first ten minutes of the practice and stretching? WTF
|6 weeks 3 hours ago||Years ago||
We went through this years ago, turd.
I am not the hockey player.
|6 weeks 3 hours ago||This is me messing up some mundane detail...||
|6 weeks 9 hours ago||I saw that BTN interview too.||
It was good.
This recent Mattison piece, however, got me heigh.
The transition is over.
This is a Michigan defense.
He is really putting himself out on a limb here. A veteran coach doesn't do that lightly.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Hello?||
"Given data limited to just seeing the product on the field last year and so far this year, I'd have fired Funk a while ago."
What have you seen on the field this year?
Did I miss the beginning of football season again?
How about this gem?
"The only consistency out of this group in the last two years has been Darrell Funk."
How about tons of youth? How about that? That seems like a constant between this upcoming year and last year.
Wait, I mean this current year that already began weeks ago.
Some of you guys are really really smart.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Hard to see?||
Will these be easier or harder to see in a night game?
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Token||
Dantonio always gets a token head to head recruiting win, but loses the rest. This actually seems like the least heralded token win yet.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||You mean like||
The "no fly zone"? Stupid names like that to try to give them an identity is better than a historical identity?
|7 weeks 1 day ago||No history||
They don't have the Legends history to talk about it. Instead Calhoun spent Big Ten media days talking about making up a name for his unit. He wants a swanky moniker to make them stick out. Similar to co-opting the term "no fly zone" in their secondary in previous years.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks||
Keep hurting my chances. I bet a lot of people ignored it.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Post of the year||
This has to be nominated for worst post of the year:
|7 weeks 5 days ago||...||
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Not viable||
As I stated in my OP, in my opinion, it is not a viable complaint. I will reserve further comment since we are dealing with people who file claims I don't think are viable based on things said online.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah.||
I logged in to make this comment. He looks a lot shorter at first. But, then you look at the placement of his head against the words in the wall and he looks a lot taller. I just can't figure out the camera angle.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||What in the world||
Is wrong with your head?
|16 weeks 5 days ago||In the arms of an angel....||
...run away from here.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Records are always hard to predict||
Michigan has a lot of home games it could win and three tough road games.
Regardless of how it does in the home games, it is really the three road games that are the most important. Those are Michigan's three biggest rivals and teams that Michigan lost at the last time the played.
So, let's focus on those games. Most people here are negative and can't predict success after ast year. There is almost a stigma with predicting success over Sparty in light of the terrible loss last year. But, those EMOTIONS aside, lets look at the reasons all three of those games are winable:
1. Notre Dame - Michigan has done well against them, even in the BCS NC game year. Michigan is not intimidated by South Bend (few are). Plus, this game is early in the season and that usually favors strong defensive teams. Based on how Michigan has played ND the last few years, I can't see this as anything other than a TOSS UP at worst.
2. MSU - Michigan fans are loath to predict success after thumping chests by neighbor Spartan fans after last year andthat team beating expectations. As a Michigan fan, in order to predict a win here you have to overcome a lot of negativity and misnomers as someone who is thinking of the Carr years. But, there are reasons other than nostalgia to project a potential win. MSU only has 5 guys back on defense and their OL is a bit of a question. MSU has typically enjoyed a down year after an up year. The only exception was 2010 to 2011, but 2010 was not an especially strong squad and wasnt a targeted team the next year. The up and down years may be because of recruiting or may be because of the difficulty of playing with a mark on your back. It would be shocking if they were able to be in position to contend for another B10 title given their departures.
3. OSU - The rograms seems to be in a weird spot. It has tons of telent. ut, it appears Meyer is finally undergoing transition strains. They have to rebuild their offensive line and they will be playing lots of young guys. Meyer's teams are always dangerous, but he generally starts strong at a school but doesn't stick around. Personally, I think he got a taste of how good life can be as a TV personality, but he missed the compeition of the game. he got that back and was re-invigorated for a bit. His recruiting efforts SEEM to indicate he is not as energetic as before. It is always hard to play in C-BUS and since this is the best coach and the most taleneted team Michigan plays, it will be the toughest of the three.
If the line gets better and the defense seems a normal increase in production from the experience and depth, you can see a scnario for winning each of these games. It is not likely, and its never likely to win all your games. But, I could easily see us winning the ND game and, if all goes well, the MSU game too. If we are in a position to win the OSU game it will either be because of a phenominal season or implosion by the Buckeyes.