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|1 week 3 days ago||Sarcasm||
Yes, it was sarcasm and yes, I've been to Berkeley. There aren't too many other cities in the US quite like that.
|1 week 3 days ago||PJ Fleck||
PJ Fleck should have held out for two more days. Kalamazoo is basically the Berkeley of the Midwest....easy transition.
|1 week 4 days ago||Yeah, but....||
Yeah, but Cleveland is in Ohio and Detroit is not. Advantage Detroit.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Fair Enough....||
....but this team probably didn't meet ANY of its goals. That's particulary disappointing given the level of experienced and/or NFL level talent on the roster (per Brian's post).
At the end of the day....we probably just have different definitions of the word "very".
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Very Good Season||
I think that I disagree with your assertion that it was "a very good season". I don't know what their specific team goals were coming into the season but I imagine that it went something like this:
1. Win East
You might throw in "beat MSU" or "beat OSU"....but that's probably more of a fan thing than a team thing. Every game is a "championship game" in the Harbaugh world.
Essentially, this team didn't meet any of its goals (except possibly for beating Sparty). It's a results oriented world and this team just didn't get them (for a variety of explainable reasons). It's hard to call that "very good".
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Drove Down From JAX||
Just got to the hotel. Should be in parking lot by 4:00. Not sure where I'm sitting yet....but I'll be there. Go Blue!
|3 weeks 19 hours ago||MIchigan Didn't Drop....||
.....because all "similar" teams also lost that weekend. If Michigan beats FSU by 10+, and OSU loses to whoever (Clemson or Bama) by 10+, Michigan will jump them.
|3 weeks 20 hours ago||Exactly||
I think that Michigan has a pretty clear path to # 3.....with #2 being a definite possiblity. It's probably best for OSU to beat Clemson in regulation (that pretty much would put Michigan ahead of Clemson), then have Bama thump the Buckeyes.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Sypniewski's Dad||
Sypniewski's dad played for WMU back in the 80's when Hoke was on the staff. That's probably the connection (and reason for scholarship). Oddly enough, Jack Harbaugh was the HC of those teams so he has a connection, too.
It just looks like JH is freeing up some roster space....nothing to see here.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||A Decade?||
I think that you could go all the way back to 2014 and find a similar recruiting profile with Leonard Fournette.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Nebraska||
I agree except for Nebraska. That's a pretty bad football team....even when compared to Tennessee (playing in Tennessee).
|6 weeks 2 days ago||2008||
....and it's not even close.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||49-10||
That's all that really needs to be said.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Makes No Sense||
That makes absolutely no sense to me. It's all (or at least should be) about Quality Of Wins and Number/Quality of losses. Penn State needed that extra game to get their second Quality Win. Michigan already had three Top 10 (going into the weekend) wins. Combine that with 49-10 head-to-head and it's a no-brainer that Michigan should be ahead of PSU.....and would probably be a 7-10 point favorite on a neutral field.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Rose Bowl||
It's my understanding that Michigan can only get to the Rose Bowl if the B1G Champ goes to the CFP.....which means Clemson would need to lose tonight.
|7 weeks 1 hour ago||Western Grad||
I'm a Western grad and can confirm that I'm MUCH more interested in Michigan's bowl scenario at this point.
I was talking to two WMU friends a couple of weeks ago (we're all in our early 50's) and one of them suggested going to the Cotton Bowl. The other guy and I were hedging to see where Michigan goes. In fact, he already has a flight and hotel for Tampa....just in case Michigan gets that far.
I'll be watching the Broncos on Friday night....but I'm much more emotionally invested in the Wolverines.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Ohio State?||
You don't think that OSU is going to be favored over Michigan next year? They'll be more experienced and Michigan will be significantly less so. This was the year to beat them. I'm not saying that Michigan can't beat OSU next year....but Michigan does not have the upper hand at this point.
Florida on the other hand could/should be a win for Michigan. Their offense is still awful and I don't expect that to be fixed until they get a QB.
Also, I'll believe that Penn State is better than Michigan when I see it.....and I'm not seeing it now (even in Happy Valley).
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Defensible?||
Personally, I don't see any defense of the 49-10 beatdown that PSU got in A2. That alone should keep them out of the CFP.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Exactly||
Clearly the officials had a bad game yesterday but this loss is on Michigan. The three turnovers amounted to a 21 point swing. The wildcat formation was all tease with no reward. The D allowed Barrett to gash them the whole second half. Michigan had a chance to put the game away (methodical drives, protect the ball...) and didn't do it. You can't leave the outcome in the hands of other people (refs).
|8 weeks 2 days ago||# 1 Draft Pick In Fantasy||
A buddy of mine (Penn Stater) picked Desmond # 1 overall in our Fantasy Football Draft circa 1997. We still like to remind him of that.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Tier 1||
The way I read this, Alabama is the only Tier 1 team. We know that they are the only team that can still lose a game and likely get into the CFP. If any other team loses another game, they are likely out (unless a bunch of teams lose another game).
Michigan is pretty much in the exact same boat as Ohio State (one loss, in conference, on the road, at night....). OSU gets the slight edge in that PSU is better than Iowa.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||EastBay||
I bought a pair of the official Michigan Jumpman shoes on EastBay this week for regular retail price ($125). Free shipping. They should arrive next week. Personally, I think the shoes are kind of ugly (leopard print-ish)......but they'll work for the football season.
|13 weeks 8 hours ago||John Harbaugh||
I think that John Harbaugh was a GA on that staff, too (and Joanie Harbaugh was in my tennis class).
My suitemate in my freshman year at WMU ('83) was a walk-on OL from Pioneer High School. He and JH were buddies growing up so Jack got him a shot at making the team.
|14 weeks 7 hours ago||Additional Research||
I did some additional research going back to 1928 (hard to Wiki some of the losing candidates prior to that). Using the "undergrad" criteria, I found one other instance of presidential candidates playing each other in football during an election year. Bush (Yale) vs Gore (Harvard) in 2000. It still looks like Navy vs. Michigan was the first time.
Another interesting note: Thomas Dewey (lost to FDR in 1944 and Truman in 1948) was a Michigan grad. Born and raised in Owosso.
|14 weeks 9 hours ago||Good Point||
I'm going back 40 years in the memory bank. It would make sense that Ivy League candidates would have their teams play each other. I'll need to look at this more closely. Maybe it was the first time at that time?
|14 weeks 9 hours ago||No Politics....||
.....but I think that the 1976 game between Navy (Carter) and Michigan (Ford) was the first and only time that the alma maters of the two presidential candidates played against each other in an election year.
That was my brother's freshman year at Michigan and I sort of think that I was at the game (was in 6th grade) but don't completely remember.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Different Perspective||
I think that my perspective has changed a bit. My first memory of Michigan football was the Ohio State 10-10 game in 1973. I was hooked! I spent my childhood drawing Block Ms and putting pictures of Butch Woolfolk on my school folders. I probably wore a Michigan jersey to school every fall Friday through elementary and middle school in Brighton.
As an adult, i don't go around wearing Michigan clothes or putting stickers on my car, but I spend an inordinate amount of time reading and researching on the internet. I follow recruiting like I never would have before (easy access to information). I haven't lived in Michigan in 22 years but I just made a week long trip up there so I could go to the PSU and Wisconsin games.
My "youthful exuberance" is gone......but Michigan football is still deeply in my blood.
|15 weeks 11 hours ago||Michigan Fan Club||
FYI....there's a Michigan fan club that meets at Whiskey Jax on Baymeadows (not the new one near the beach.....the Buckeyes go there). I think that it's called Wolverine Jax (or something like that) on Facebook. I went for the Hawaii game and it was pretty fun.
I typically prefer to watch the games at home.....but it's fun to watch with a crowd sometimes.
|15 weeks 11 hours ago||Tell That To Sandy||
Super Storm Sandy (aka Hurricane Sandy) hit New Jersery around Halloween.
|15 weeks 12 hours ago||Jacksonville||
I live in Jacksonville and we're currently expecting 70-90 mph winds at the beach. It doesn't sound good. I'm definitely hoping we have power for the game.....and that no trees fall on my house.