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|16 hours 20 min ago||Who knows what's to come, but||
Who knows what's to come, but this year's UM team looks like Canada at the Olympics compared to how bad Wisco has been in recent years. Hard to see us falling that far.
|1 week 20 hours ago||I don't think all the Alvarez||
I don't think all the Alvarez homerism in the world is getting Wisco into the playoff. I have a hard time seeing any way the winner of this Saturday's game makes it. Their best shot would be to dispatch PSU 58-0 or worse like OSU did to steal the 4 seed two years ago, though even if they did so, we still beat them head-to-head in a game that wasn't as close as the final score indicated.
|1 week 1 day ago||There is no team we should||
There is no team we should want to avoid. If a program wants to compete at a national championship level, which we do, it has to beat the best out there. If we do get into the playoff we'll play Alabama in Atlanta, and no one is going to give us a chance. But our guys won't be afraid.
|1 week 2 days ago||If things break out our way,||
If things break out our way, we are still a damn good squad with msu and osu at home next season. That lineup is a top-8 preseason team. I would say that one or more true freshman OL will play.
|1 week 2 days ago||We have no peer programs.||
We have no peer programs.
|1 week 2 days ago||FTR, the other finalists||
FTR, the other finalists happen to be:
Jeremy Pruitt, Alabama DC (IMO the only other one with a shot, but he worked with much more talent than Brown)
Brent Venables, Clemson DC
Jim Leavitt, Colorado DC (reminder we scored 45 on them)
Matt Canada, Pitt OC
|1 week 4 days ago||I think he stays. Michigan||
I think he stays. Michigan seems to mean more to him than it did for other recent early-entry possibilities. Some of that is Harbaugh to be sure, and the winning culture he brought.
|2 weeks 10 hours ago||The last sentence is right on.||
This team played literally the worst game they possibly could by a large margin. Their baseline is much, much higher than they looked tonight. So long as we come to play, people will forget about this one soon enough.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||39-10 UM||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||'Jail food' is also a load of||
'Jail food' is also a load of BS. Athletes at Michigan dine on steak, chicken, salmon, pasta, fresh vegetables and homemade desserts most nights. Don't use rhetoric to make Michigan the 'bad guy' when it's really the system you're mad at.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Trey Burke is a great player||
Trey Burke is a great player who made it through 2 seasons at UM without anyone getting to know anything about him. That is his own prerogative, but also leads to situations where he hasn't earned the benefit of the doubt when he gets himself in trouble down the line.
He had legitimate gripes with the student-athlete experience and yet chose the worst possible way to make those public, in the process sullying the program's reputation. I definitely believe that winning titles and awards over that three-year period masked some serious problems from multiple players, not just Trey.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I think behavior in recent||
I think behavior in recent weeks has told us all we needed to know about Burke. He is an all-time Michigan great but, at the time, the team winning and his individual success disguised an attitude that wouldn't fly in more trying times. No shock that attitude carries through to his interaction with former teammates.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||John Elway was offered a||
John Elway was offered a large minority share of the Broncos, 8-figure salary as an executive and right of first refusal to purchase majority rights if the team was sold, in 1998. He turned it down.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||The only Iowa commit I care||
The only Iowa commit I care about is Juan Harris. Anyone know who he's committed to now?
|6 weeks 2 days ago||In less positive news, Mitch||
In less positive news, Mitch did not make the OKC final roster. His 15 game suspension will still stand if he gets signed by another NBA team. Probably Europe-bound unless he can get it all figured out pretty quickly.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Don't care. All that mattered||
Don't care. All that mattered was winning one more game in 2013 and this doesn't change that.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||He wasn't talking about||
He wasn't talking about permissiveness. He was talking about politics. This kid had a politically/religiously conservative upbringing near Flint and made a stink during his recruitment about how Michigan didn't offer that. So he went to Tennessee. Given the DL haul we've had, he probably wouldn't have played much here anyway.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Tony Gerdeman is great, but I||
Tony Gerdeman is great, but I like him way more when we're winning
|9 weeks 15 hours ago||True. But NBA players are not||
True. But NBA players are not average Joes, and even smart ones like Nik are under a lot of pressure from veterans to spend like a big shot from day one.
Anyone who remembers videos of Nik shooting at his home in Mississauga can see he is from a family of financial means, so I'm sure he is getting good advice, I just wouldn't go so far as to say he can live for many years off of what he already made.
|9 weeks 16 hours ago||I don't know, man. Say, after||
I don't know, man. Say, after taxes and his agent's take, he's probably taken home $2-3 million so far before spending a penny. Now I'm sure he has spent some of that money already (i.e. buying a Porsche Cayenne when he didn't even have a driver's license) and you realize that he isn't set for life by any means. I'm rooting for Nik to make it in the league, he has a unique talent and is so fun to watch at his peak, but he hasn't done enough yet to live the rest of his life on cruise control.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Al Golden, book it.I think||
Al Golden, book it.
I think it's clear that PSU is no longer a top-tier job, and the best they will likely be able to do in the next decade is compete for 3rd in the division (or cross fingers that realignment puts them in an easier division). So they won't be able to get a real top choice and will likely end up with an alum like Golden who has some P5 experience and would probably run through a wall to be the head guy there.
Also, he wears a tie on the sidelines.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||No way. Didn't you read the||
No way. Didn't you read the PennLive article? Annoyed that he is the fourth-best coach in his own division (behind Franklin, Meyer, D'Antonio - in that order), Harbaugh is leaving for the Colts. He is so competitive he has to win a Super Bowl to match his brother, he doesn't like recruiting, his wife hates the cold weather, yada yada.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Nike Elite is not a||
Nike Elite is not a sub-brand, just a program they have all their top basketball schools in. You can see the name on the jocktag and the symbol at the front of the neck.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Nike ELITE program||
From the looks of the shot WD posted, we have no marker at the neck indicating we're in the Elite program (we were before switching to adidas). I used to think the requirement was that you had to have won a national title wearing Nike, but OSU and MSU have the elite symbol but haven't won titles since they've been with Nike. AFAIK, the symbol used to be your logo in a circle at the neckline but now is more of a diamond/triangle with your logo.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||They would be dumb to fire||
They would be dumb to fire Kelly but he has already exceeded his ceiling. The 2012 season saw so many breaks go their way that won't happen again. 10-2 with a good bowl matchup seems to be the best they'll do, and until the playoff expands they'll be on the outside looking in.
|13 weeks 9 hours ago||51-3 UM||
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Tom Herman||
|15 weeks 1 day ago||If Devin Gardner had played||
If Devin Gardner had played four years for coach Harbaugh, he would've been a first round draft pick. Getting him mentally prepared to play consistently like he showed in flashes (2013 vs ND, Indiana, OSU) would've made him a legend. So much raw talent there.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Most likely he ends up a||
Most likely he ends up a buckeye. He is going to have a whale of a time against the team we are assembling now!
|15 weeks 5 days ago||I usually don't eat at the||
I usually don't eat at the game. There is way better food available from the different vendors walking to the game, and if you get up to eat during halftime you usually miss some of the 3rd quarter.