“On the offense last year, they had great spacing. That’s what I remember. Great spacing, great shooters, like Nik Stauskas, who’s not there right now. But they always have someone to fill the roles. They have a cutting offense, kind of hard to guard.”
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|9 hours 6 min ago||A little more on your post.||
In addition to it being a copy and paste of a MLive article with incomplete stats, it also FAILS miserably to bring any insight for the following reasons:
1. It presents itself as "staggering stats backwards," but the two things the offense has made an emphasis in the off-season have both IMPROVED (turnovers and TFLs).
2. You don't care about the strength of the defenses, you really offer no valid reason, but that is how you feel. Regardless there is a HUGE statistical outlier in the two years. Seven games into last year, we had just played Indiana and had gained over 750 yards of offense!!!!, 35 first downs and 63 points!!! Crazy Numbers! But, who cares about outliers when you are drwaing arbitrary lines....or better yet, letting Mlive do it for you....right?
How do the numbers look without IU? Still "staggering!!!" as your title states?!?!?
3. Oh yeah, did we have a back-up QB start a game last year? I think that might have been our worst offensive performance. Surely, you are not comparing the two offenses and thinking that doesn't matter? Right again?
4. New offensive coordinator....whatever. Last year was year 3 of the Borgess plan.
We all know the offense has looked bad. We could all agree it looks worse than the first half of last year (which didn't last anyway).
But, to pass these off as "The Stats" and "Staggering Steps backwards" is worthy of crappy statistical use by weak journalists.
Next time tell me about the "record since Bo died" or something equally devoid of insight.
Sorry, but why would you ever think this wasn't a bad piece of journalism and leave it at that?
|9 hours 53 min ago||No fooling you with defensive||
No fooling you with defensive strength of schedule. You'll find a way to discount that. And other stats (of which there are many) are not important to you. You read MLive and, even more impressive, you can regurgitate one of their articles that starts out with the same premise you have... Down on the Wolverines. No fooling you. :)
|10 hours 38 min ago||You misunderstand again||
There are no excuses for the offensive performance.
I just meant to point out that you picked out some seemingly good and some really horrible stats to tell a story.
It turns out you just copy and pasted an article from a media outlet that had already sifted through for the worst stats.
MLive rarely adds value. Copying bad journalism doesn't really enhance anyone's knowledge here.
The offense is worse. This does nothing to tell you how much worse or why.... It's just white noise.
|11 hours 9 min ago||Weird.||
This is one of the strangest collection of stats I have ever seen. There are some broad ones (yards, points) and some important ones (3rd down coverstions, etc.)
And, then you just lump in some oddball specific ones. Like 3rd quarter scoring? Why not first, second or fourth quarter? Also, why only Gardner's rushing numbers?
Also, what's up with adding in defensive touchdowns to make a point about offense. How about the caliber of defenses we have played thus far versus the first half of last year.
I mean, use stats if you know how to use them.
Your stats are just a jumbled mess. They really say nothing other than the offense has struggled more this year early in the season than early in the season last year. Big surprise. Are these numbers supposed to put a fine point on it? Because they don't.
|6 days 19 hours ago||Buffalo||
Mid-seasoning firing for simply poor performance. That is why you are Buffalo!!! LOL!!!!!
|1 week 16 hours ago||What year is it? The Spartan||
What year is it? The Spartan defense has not looked great so far this year. I think our defense is better. As for their offense verus ours, though, that is a big advantage for them that puts them over the top versus us in terms of a predicted win.
|1 week 16 hours ago||No. Not because that's what||
No. Not because that's what we were in the 90s. Because that is what we were in the 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s. Being better from 2010-20 (if that happens over the next five years) doesnt weigh that heavily that it could flip things around to the type of dominance we enjoyed. Sorry.
|1 week 16 hours ago||Decades. It will be decades||
Decades. It will be decades of this status for anyone to legitimately consider the script "flipped." The script was Michigan pounding on MSU and the Big Ten most years for multiple decades. Many other teams have had runs of a few good years or so. But, that's just, like, the facts man.
|1 week 1 day ago||You don't think refusing to||
You don't think refusing to go a portion of a game you were going to attend doesn't also send a message to the players? Did you see the players rush the student section after the game? Do you think those players care if the student section has fans? It's shocking you can't see the relation.
|1 week 2 days ago||Good idea||
Taking it out on the players by not showing up to support them was one of the dumbest ideas ever. What type of fans are that short-sighted and self-concerned?
|1 week 2 days ago||Gardner and company.||
Boycotting some college kids game because you don't like the AD? How dumb is that? Why even think of taking away from the player?
|1 week 3 days ago||Thanks.||
I need all the help I can get this football season.
|1 week 3 days ago||In addition, I just noticed||
In addition, I just noticed (you guys may have already discussed) that Brandon's Twitter account has been inactive for 10 days. Previously, he rarely went 1-2 days without a tweet. Telling??????
|2 weeks 3 days ago||He fired coaches||
Unless they are successful? Shocking!!!! He must go!!!!
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Don't worry...||
... you guys know more about Hoke and Brandon than Beilein!!!!!!! He has nothing on what Brian tells you to think about Hoke and Brandon.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||This doesn't seem that bad at all.||
This doesn't seem that bad at all.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Meaningless post without the||
Meaningless post without the email sent to him. Was it as kind and nicely worded as your friends says? I highly doubt it. But, don't let that stop you.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||He is right.||
He is right.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||This concussion issue and the||
This concussion issue and the kids trying to get rid of Brandon would get just over 2% of the attention it is receiving now on the board. Anyone who thinks the losing part isn't the biggest thing driving almost all of this is just lying there themselves.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||What does your love of Miles||
What does your love of Miles have to do with whether he was Plan A or a home run hire for the athletic department? Answer: nothing. Your post is based on huge fundamental errors in which you think your opinion is the same as the people making decisions.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Your post is premised on a||
Your post is premised on a false assumption. There is no indication that anyone at the University thought of Miles as a Home Run hire or Harbaugh as a Home Run hire. Did we settle or get the guys we want? RichRod was a HomeRun hire, not Miles. RR had just turned down Bama and was at the top of many people's wish list.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Plus those Fresno State rush||
Plus those Fresno State rush numbers were artificially low because of sacks. The run game should work.
|4 weeks 4 days 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.
|4 weeks 4 days 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.
|4 weeks 4 days 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.
|5 weeks 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.
|5 weeks 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.
|5 weeks 6 days 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.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Hello?||
Minny is not a rival? Brush up on your history :)
|8 weeks 14 hours 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.