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|18 hours 14 min ago||Possibly? I'd really like to know what was worse||
Possibly? I'd really like to know what was worse
|1 day 13 hours ago||To be fair, despite how||
To be fair, despite how mediocre the Hawks were last year, they probably would've beaten 2 of those 4 teams.
|1 day 13 hours ago||It speaks to the program's||
It speaks to the program's culture. If you have an environment where no one behaves that way, then no one will behave that way.
|2 days 1 hour ago||On every punt? So demanding||
On every punt? So demanding
|2 days 20 hours ago||Depends. The younger crowd||
Depends. The younger crowd may indeed be super happy with a consistent 9+ win team, since that's U-M's apparent ceiling to them, but I'd bet the older crowd would feel differently.
It's hard to fathom now, but U-M used to lose once or twice a year, and those one or two games were death. When QBs graduated, people were never like, well, hopefully we can make a nice bowl; the expectation remained the same. After the '89 season, U-M lost its coach, starting QB and top tailback, and had to play at #1 Notre Dame to *start* the next year...and still people were despondent that they didn't find a way to win that game.
That is what U-M was. OSU has returned to that level and there really is no reason U-M can't, now that they're truly trying again. With a top staff and (eventually) top talent, it would be disappointing if U-M didn't become what it used to be.
|3 days 3 hours ago||If you remember, that was||
If you remember, that was done at a time when ticket sales were looking grim. It was completely out of character for the program and the coach, which otherwise played everything close to the vest.
|4 days 1 hour ago||Sorry, but unless DA could've||
Sorry, but unless DA could've played defense, we weren't staying in the FSU game.
|4 days 20 hours ago||?||
We've lost the last three to them, all by double digits (one in OT, granted). Even by the most charitable timeframe (since 2011), we're 6-5 against them, with several of our wins by a whisker and several of theirs by blowout. Where does this idea that we own them come from?
|5 days 4 hours ago||Co-signedThe competition is||
|5 days 19 hours ago||(Was replying to Bodogblog)||
(Was replying to Bodogblog)
|5 days 19 hours ago||What difference does it make,||
What difference does it make, though? The IU @ OSU game the week before was similarly close. (IU was down 8 with 5 min. left.) Does that mean IU is better than people realize? Or do we ignore that one because OSU was "looking ahead"?
|6 days 4 hours ago||BYU desperately wants in a||
BYU desperately wants in a conference. Their AD Holmoe is on the record saying their objective is to join a Power 5 league. The Sunday issue makes them problematic for others, but they don't intend to stay independent at all.
|1 week 14 min ago||AgreeWhile it's obviously||
|1 week 2 days ago||@BlueinLansingThat's a bit||
|1 week 2 days ago||Magnum nailed it. When the||
Magnum nailed it. When the entire returning roster hasn't a single standout player, you have a systemic issue.
|1 week 2 days ago||To be fair, Minnesota wasn't||
To be fair, Minnesota wasn't on Gardner. We gave that one away at the start with the QB choice.
|1 week 2 days ago||Seconded||
|1 week 3 days ago||It's an interesting question.||
It's an interesting question. It kind of boils down to how you define success.
|1 week 5 days ago||Clearly development has been||
Clearly development has been disastrous. But the quality of Michigan's recruiting classes even at the time was also a bit illusory.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||One other thing about Bo the||
One other thing about Bo the strategist: There's a fascinating video on YouTube (assume it's Wolverine Historian) in which Bo talks strategy with Paterno before one of the mid-90s games. In it, Bo essentially predicts the sport's return to option-style principles.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||This is great stuff. Another||
This is great stuff. Another thing about Bo that the original post flicks at is the lack of preoccupation with the NFL approach. He did what worked for him.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||It doesn't, but sadly it does.||
It doesn't, but sadly it does.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Realistically, I don't know||
Realistically, I don't know how much we can expect out of the offense.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||The university (not the AD)||
The university (not the AD) has specified exactly what maize is: https://vpcomm.umich.edu/brand/style-guide/design-principles/colors
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Hope and pray? Necessary||
Hope and pray? Necessary controls? Are we discussing Bobby Knight?
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Maybe, but that's assuming||
Maybe, but that's assuming Michigan's Treadwell would've been the same as Ole Miss's. A mountain of disappointing high-level recruits here suggest you can't make that assumption.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||The point about a lack of||
The point about a lack of planning is dead-on. Richardson and Ojemudia also were played early in their careers, only to have the staff later say they're too small.
|5 weeks 6 hours ago||Interesting that it was the||
Interesting that it was the first game against Eastern in 67 years. Unfortunate that we (and the rest of the Power 5) play such opponents all the time now.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||OjemudiaNot to pick on Alex,||
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Here's the thing: What do you||
Here's the thing: What do you mean by talent?