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|4 hours 45 min ago||The state of Ohio just got||
The state of Ohio just got less shitty. Damn it.
|1 day 4 hours ago||You might not want the first||
You might not want the first few words of the title to be J. Wilson suspended. For those of us MGoBloggers on our phones, we might take a look at that, assume it's Jarrod Wilson, and proceed to vomit with rage.
|2 days 3 hours ago||So you would not care if they||
So you would not care if they lost to MSU and OSU? I sure as hell would, and I'm guessing most people here probably would feel the same way.
There are few, if any, moral victories in football. When you lose, you lose. So, I wouldn't necessarily be happy if I was competitive against MSU and OSU and still lost. It might just suck a little less than if we got blown out by them.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Until Hoke proves me wrong, I||
Until Hoke proves me wrong, I just don't see us winning on the road at places tougher than Purdue and Illinois. Especially not in places like East Lansing, South Bend and Columbus. I'm really hoping Hoke can prove me wrong here, but until then, I think this year we're a 9-3 team at best, more than likely a 7-5 to 8-4 team, where we inexplicably trip up against a team like PSU, Utah or Rutgers.
There's enough talent on this roster to where there isn't a team on our schedule that we can't beat, but I really remain skeptical of its ability to do so. We seem to consistently be out-coached, out-schemed, and completely out-physicaled. When the UConns and Akrons of the world are piling up sacks and TFL on you, there's a very big problem there. When frickin' Bo Pelini is out-coaching you, on your own turf, that's a problem.
I still have to think Mattison knows what he's doing, but Nuss needs to be able to get this offense, and particularly the O-Line, back on track. I'm not expecting an Alabama O-Line out there, but something serviceable. One that can generate at least some push on a regular basis.
Bottom Line: this team absolutely has the ability to beat anyone on its schedule, but until Hoke proves he can win road games, and until our coordinators prove they can field good, or in the offense's case, competent units, we're not much better than 8-4 and probably yet another loss to an SEC team in a bowl game. Sorry, but Hoke has yet to do anything to raise my expectations further than that.
|3 days 20 hours ago||I hope this is the year Clark||
I hope this is the year Clark can finally put it all together. He's steadily progressed each year, and I think he'll continue to do so again this year, but he hasn't had that dominant year we've all been looking for.
|4 days 3 hours ago||Number 3 is easily Notre||
Number 3 is easily Notre Dame. We've made Notre Dame our whipping boy for the past decade, no matter how mediocre both programs have been. How many times have they come into the game, supposedly the better team, and they get sent home with a loss? If we lose to them this year, it'll definitely sting, especially since its the last game in the series, but I can live with it. We've won 6 of the past 8 if I'm not mistaken.
MSU and OSU are pretty interchangeable for the top spot at this point in time, but I still have to give the slight edge to OSU, just because they are THE rival. If we lose to MSU and still beat OSU, then the MSU loss is just an afterthought to me. I really just say to myself "I'll let them have it, because I got what I really want."
If we beat MSU, then I'm a happy man. If we beat OSU, its pure euphoria. Multipled by 50. We haven't beaten a good, non Luke Fickell-coached OSU team in over a decade. Over. A. Decade. And I was jumping for joy when we beat them in 2011, when their team was a heaping pile of Bauser-bomb dog turd. I can't imagine what I would've done had we pulled out the W this past year. They were never good enough to play for a national title last year, but I was praying we'd be the ones that got to lay that fact out for them.
|5 days 19 hours ago||Good Luck at Illinois. Wish||
Good Luck at Illinois. Wish you all the best, but I have a feeling we'll be in touch next year after Beckman gets fired.
|1 week 6 hours ago||This team has got an||
This team has got an abundance of talent. If Hoke can find a way to put it all together, we could be in pretty good shape.
|1 week 17 hours ago||Recruit rankings mean nothing||
Recruit rankings mean nothing to Beilein. Caris LeVert was a complete unknown to anyone 2 years ago. Now he's a projected lottery pick for 2015.
|1 week 1 day ago||Maryland has no one but a||
Maryland has no one but a kicker on the first team? That's awfully surprising. If Stefon Diggs can stay healthy this year, he could tear this league up. The B1G doesn't really have much star power at receiver right now. At least not proven star power anyway.
|1 week 2 days ago||Meh, we've got Jabrill||
Meh, we've got Jabrill Peppers. Besides, we should all be used to recruiting disappointments by now.
|1 week 2 days ago||Not really a fan of the white||
Not really a fan of the white helmets, but recruits love these, so what do I know?
|1 week 2 days ago||And just like that, 300||
And just like that, 300 million people go back to not caring about soccer.
|1 week 3 days ago||Is it possible to live at||
Is it possible to live at Rick's?
|1 week 5 days ago||Jabrill Peppers. He's barely||
Jabrill Peppers. He's barely been on campus, but he already looks like he is all that is man.
|1 week 6 days ago||Normally I'd say basketball||
Normally I'd say basketball because we have great talent and great coaching, but it's so damn hard to win a national title in college basketball. The tournament is a crapshoot, and you could lose and end your season on any given night. But I'd say we'll get a NPOY in basketball before football because Beilein has been churning out first round picks left and right. He's already proven that he has the ability to get his players to that level. Hoke, to date, has not.
|1 week 6 days ago||I know I'm late to the party,||
I know I'm late to the party, but you've got to do Petoskey and Charlevoix. My family and I used to vacation up there for the summer, and there aren't too many better places in the country that time of year.
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||Correct me if I'm wrong, but||
Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't he play out of his natural position for the past 2 years? I thought Beilein told him he'd be moving back to SF this year, but he played more of the PF role this year instead.
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||We don't just have a damn||
We don't just have a damn good basketball coach. We've got the right coach too.
|2 weeks 23 hours ago||Pure player talent? Maybe||
Pure player talent? Maybe not. Coaching? Uhh, until I see otherwise, I give MSU an edge.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||If this was a "what have you||
If this was a "what have you done for me lately" kind of achievement recognition, vs. what will undoubtedly be a lifetime achievement award with #1 reserved for Coach K, Beilein would EASILY be top 5. Potentially #1 or #2 behind either Pitino or Calipari.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Here's the real||
Here's the real question:
|2 weeks 3 days ago||The Texans promised RVB a few||
The Texans promised RVB a few years ago that they'd use their 6th round pick to grab him and they never did. I know, I know. Different sport, different circumstances, but I doubt this promise really means much.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Competitive might not have||
Competitive might not have been the right word, but its undeniable that we are not on par with the Brazils and Germanys of the world. And truth be told, unless football and basketball go the way of the dodo in this country (although with the way football is going with concussions, you never know), its likely we won't ever be.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Wait around until Boardwalk||
Wait around until Boardwalk Empire comes back. September can't get here soon enough.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||My knowledge of soccer is||
My knowledge of soccer is slim to nil, but here's my opinion on the matter:
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Yep. Now we have to at least||
Yep. Now we have to at least draw with Germany.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||This is going to be a very||
This is going to be a very long 10 minutes.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||MURICA!!!!!||
|2 weeks 4 days ago||That was absolutely painful||
That was absolutely painful to watch.