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|5 days 12 hours ago||Why would any Michigan fan||
Why would any Michigan fan want to drop a stupid amount of money to own something that'll remind them of one of the worst moments in recent Michigan football everytime they look at it?
|6 days 19 hours ago||I seriously don't understand||
I seriously don't understand why any coach does this anymore. It plays out the same exact way every time. Make restrictions, get bad press, lift restrictions, look like idiot.
|1 week 2 days ago||If OSU makes the playoffs||
If OSU makes the playoffs then so should Michigan.
Officiating aside, OSU has the head to head win on us and only 1 loss, to a probably B1G champ PSU. They clearly have the inside track on us if the committee has to pick one. If Michigan didn't lose at Iowa, I would say we're on equal footing even with the head to head, but alas...
|1 week 2 days ago||Michigan would have to go in||
Michigan would have to go in front of not one, but three conference champs to get in. OSU is in the pole position as the first non-champ with a better record and head to head win against us. I want us to be in with all my heart, but it isn't right. If the reverse happened to us, we would be absolutely livid.
|1 week 2 days ago||Take out the cut and dry||
Take out the cut and dry false start and they were penaltized for 1 yard in 60 minutes +2 OTs.
|1 week 2 days ago||I've said since the beginning||
I've said since the beginning that 6 is the best number. You reward 1 and 2 with byes so it means something to win out or be close to it and doesn't dilute the regular season. It's hard to argue any given year there more than 6 teams that could credibly claim to be the best in the land.
|1 week 3 days ago||The committee values||
The committee values conference champs though. PSU winning will mean they will jump us, SOS or not.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I'm going to miss Kalis and||
I'm going to miss Kalis and Magnuson's comedy duo act. Something about two big goofy dudes that just cracks me up to no end.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I'm not convinced bad weather||
I'm not convinced bad weather favors us. Bad weather emphasizes the run game, I think that's advantage OSU. We've done ok on the ground, but stall against stacked boxes when there's no deep threat. With their spread style and running QB and +1 blocker, that's their bread and butter.
Also, if O'Korn plays, I think weather effects him more than Barrett. O'Korn needs as few additional things to fluster him so he can get out of his head and settle in. He's been very competent when the pressure is off (Spring game, mop up duty) and needs some easy completions to calm down and get into that mode.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||What makes state little||
What makes state little brother is they give a shit about what we say.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||As Brian said in the podcast,||
As Brian said in the podcast, that was about the best possible introduction to snow and Michigan winter possible. You got all the majesty and beauty of it, almost none of the face stabbing pain, the clear off 2 feet of snow off your car only to find it frozen shut, the heart attack as you're sliding 10mph down a hill slowly into the car in front of you and there's not a damn thing you can do about it.
Hopefully he feels the same way in March.
(If you can't tell, I'm getting pretty sick of Michigan winters).
|2 weeks 2 days ago||There's also the possibilty||
There's also the possibilty O'Korn just doesn't handle game pressure as well (for his first start in 2 years). He's looked plenty serviceable in back-up time with no pressure, I can see him hanging with Speight in practice based on that, but kind of locking up a bit when the game is on the line. Hopefully with a start under his belt to shake the nerves, he'll be able to play closer to potential.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||They have better athletes,||
They have better athletes, but they aren't close to 20 times better. They put up ridiculous numbers against bad teams because when they can run their offense with the athleticism they have at the skill positions, it gets out of hand fast. But their OL has struggled against good teams and it really limits their offense when JT Barrett can't get comfortable and the RBs are dodging people behind the line. They kind of remind of RR offenses actually, ridiculous talents at some key positions, but with weaknesses that get exposed against good defenses. Holding them to 20 points seems pretty realistic, as long as the offense does their part and doesn't keep going 3 and out and giving the ball back before the defense can recover.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||That play where he ripped||
That play where he ripped through the line and ran down the RB from behind for a shoestring tackle on a sweep was ridiculous. I don't think anyone else makes that play. Just a ridiculous display of strength and athleticism.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Bad execution makes||
Bad execution makes playcalling seem worse than it is, especially when it's consistently bad in a way that closes parts of the playbook and makes you one dimensional.
Only thing I don't like is how conservative we get in kill the clock mode. You can reliably easy up the clock without running up the gut every time. It bit is in the ass last year against state, and could have again today if we didn't get that late hit penalty.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I remember watching his high||
I remember watching his high school film thinking he was going to be a beast. It's hard to believe he's a senior already.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Man, he runs hard, doesn't||
Man, he runs hard, doesn't he? His vision and quickness have gotten so much better this year too.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||3.94 as an engineering major||
3.94 as an engineering major too. I couldn't manage that and my only other responsibilities were drinking beer.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Blewitt did not blow it.||
Blewitt did not blow it.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Blewitt did not blow it.||
Blewitt did not blow it.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||A lot of guys did the same on||
A lot of guys did the same on the McCray missed tackle (where Brian dinged them all -0.5). You definitely don't want to see that, but it's just human nature when you're in a not competitive game against a bad opponent. I'm not too worried about stuff like that against better teams.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Man, I appreciate a good DL||
Man, I appreciate a good DL and pass rush after reading this. Seems like if you give passing offenses enough time, they'll all find ways to put defenders into no win situations. DB play is much easier when you know you only need to cover for about 3 seconds before they chuck a prayer in your general direction.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Really glad they ditched||
Really glad they ditched SBNation and started their own thing. I've always enjoyed Jacobi's stuff it was pretty clear it really didn't fit into the SBNation mold they forced on BHGP.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I wasn't too impressed with||
I wasn't too impressed with their NT actually. Watching their game against Wisconsin, they either blew him off the ball with double teams or used his quick penetration against him by trapping him. We run pretty similar stuff with our line, so I expect we'll do well against him as well.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||It happens, just reload the||
It happens, just reload the page and things get set right again.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I don't normally expect||
I don't normally expect shutouts because so much can happen throughout a whole game that they're rare even for laughably bad offenses.
That said, I will be upset this weekend if they score.
Edit: Also, how the hell have they recruited that poorly? Not a single top 250 recruit on the entire offense?
|3 weeks 6 days ago||FB and LB are the two||
FB and LB are the two positions I think of when I picture your quintessential football player. Tough yet athletic, wears huge shoulder pads plus a neck roll, always looking for contact at full speed.
|4 weeks 9 hours ago||Penn State vs Indiana ought||
Penn State vs Indiana ought to be pretty entertaining. Buttgers vs Staee should be too, for totally different reasons.
The 3:30 slate is the problem. After that, you have our game, USC v Washington and LSU v Arkansas. Colorado v Arizona should be good too to close things out.
|4 weeks 9 hours ago||Yeah, as far as beat writers||
Yeah, as far as beat writers go, Baumgardner is actually pretty good too. His football knowledge is certainly one of the best. I like his grading feature Monday mornings as a preview and sanity check to the UFR and Brian's game column.
|4 weeks 9 hours ago||I don't know what it is about||
I don't know what it is about these games, but it seems like crazy shit happens more often than not. It's kind of like NFL vs college where a slight step down in skill really amps up the variance.