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|6 hours 28 min ago||I know OSU is ethically||
I know OSU is ethically sketchy, but when it comes to winning football and basketball games, what have they done in the past decade that was remotely stupid?
|1 day 18 hours ago||Don't forget MinnesotaThat||
Don't forget Minnesota
|3 days 16 hours ago||Another vote for noneNothing||
Another vote for none
|1 week 1 hour ago||I agree with the||
I agree with the teller/teacher idea with respect to the offense but not the defense.
|1 week 1 day ago||Nah, save USC for Pasadena.||
Nah, save USC for Pasadena. Yeah, it's unfair, but it's a great challenge.
|1 week 1 day ago||Dead on. Although the offense||
Dead on. Although the offense was abysmal last year, people are kidding themselves a little bit about how good the defense was. The season numbers are skewed by a number of factors: facing only a handful of offenses above the national median, playing a broken version of Indiana, the ultra-deliberate pace of Michigan's offense (Mich averaged 30:52 TOP for the season despite all the punting).
|1 week 5 days ago||Yeah--it was the Super Bowl MVP he won for returns||
Yeah--it was the Super Bowl MVP he won for returns
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||The pressure is on Michigan.||
The pressure is on Michigan.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Despite having 12 fewer||
Despite having 12 fewer teams.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Fair points re: Hoke. I think||
Fair points re: Hoke. I think the main issue with the skill-position talent was the lack of *talent*--that is, abilities that aren't commonly possessed. Speed and quicks weren't a priority, so we have next to none. It's funny: The one RB of that sort they brought in (Drake) has looked like the best one.
|3 weeks 17 hours ago||That worked out great||
That worked out great
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Michael Taylor. QBed Bo's||
Michael Taylor. QBed Bo's last game. Appropriately, it was a loss in Pasadena, but he didn't lose a single Big Ten game his last two years.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Tony Boles--great call||
Tony Boles--great call
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Regarding what out-of-staters||
Regarding what out-of-staters pay versus in-staters: It's an interesting question. There is indeed less of a connection between the Mich taxpayer and the U than there used to be, because of decreased funding.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Agree. Not sure how well the||
Agree. Not sure how well the LBs developed--they had all kinds of trouble with dropping into coverage, no one besides Ryan became a standout (except Furman, who did so by leaving) and Mattison was a bit all over the place with what he wanted. A couple of years after bringing in Ross and RJS, two talented but smaller guys, Mattison said on signing day that Mich needed to get bigger at LB. Ross got moved just at the point when experience should've become an asset for him.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Of course 3-9 is worse. But||
Of course 3-9 is worse. But at the end of RR's Mich tenure, there were still people who wanted him to get another year. Not the case with Hoke, which says it all.
|5 weeks 19 hours ago||Walsh was an incredible||
Walsh was an incredible perfectionist. He micromanaged everything, down to personally interviewing the secretaries. People like that aren't the easiest to be around.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||This is spot on||
This is spot on
|6 weeks 1 day ago||That's an 11- or 12-man||
That's an 11- or 12-man rotation, which just doesn't happen.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Mentioned this in the other||
Mentioned this in the other thread, but I think it's obscene.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||No--because Michigan is a||
No--because Michigan is a school, not an Olympic training center.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Agreed. Aside from the||
Agreed. Aside from the obvious concerns about legacy costs and turning south campus into an Olympic park, who do these facilities benefit? Only the 20 or so people who use them, and I guess the parents who attend the games. It's just too much.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Middle of the road is||
Middle of the road is incredibly kind. In Big Ten play, Mich was 8th of 14 in yards per carry--and it was closer to 12th than 7th.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Agree with the disagreeIn||
Agree with the disagree
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed on the early entry||
Agreed on the early entry thing. Can't wait to hear a year from now how there's no talent on MSU's roster but somehow Izzo has dragged them back to the tournament.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||It doesn't have to be a||
It doesn't have to be a 5th-year guy--just someone who already has their degree. That's why QBs are increasingly planning to graduate in three years, because then you can move on if things aren't working out.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Well, Bear did win six||
Well, Bear did win six national titles. Saban is still only halfway there (at least at Bama).
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed. And I think we need||
Agreed. And I think we need to reconsider the conventional wisdom that the recruiting was that good. How good could it have been if Funchess was the only explosive player?
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I'm sorry, but that's an||
I'm sorry, but that's an awful argument. The NFL doesn't think Tebow is a QB. Does that mean he couldn't play the position in college?
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Bo, Harbaugh and Ford in the||
Bo, Harbaugh and Ford in the same shot--that's as good as it gets.