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|8 hours 29 min ago||Well that's the thing. We||
Well that's the thing. We were winning when we put up that production and now, when we aren't cranking out guys like that, we don't win.
|8 hours 53 min ago||I believe there was a very||
I believe there was a very subtle trim around the numbers.
|9 hours 15 min ago||Bittersweet to watch. It was||
Bittersweet to watch. It was a great victory but tough to accept how we lost our way. We used to have a 1,000-yard rusher and 1,000-yard receiver every year and sent a series of QBs to the NFL. And the disgusting thing is that Sparty has stolen our script.
|11 hours 41 sec ago||Yeah, the shifty-eyed guy is||
Yeah, the shifty-eyed guy is the star. I also like the people who appear to be sinking in quicksand behind them ("Oh my Gaahhhhhh...!").
|11 hours 4 min ago||Man was Gallon good. And||
Man was Gallon good. And Gardner . . . wow, it's been awhile since we've seen that version of him.
|11 hours 34 min ago||But if I'm not mistaken,||
But if I'm not mistaken, Brian makes a living off this blog - it's not a hobby for him. This is dependent on the blog having a strong readership. If politics is a turnoff for a sizeable portion of that readership, he has to tread with caution.
|11 hours 39 min ago||But not all universities are||
But not all universities are as expensive as U-M. You can get a college education for less elsewhere. That's the potential danger for U-M and other flagship universities.
|1 day 8 hours ago||I find those a little hard to||
I find those a little hard to believe . . . because Brandon usually does reply (often in a hostile manner) to emails.
|1 day 9 hours ago||I believe only one sitting||
I believe only one sitting Regent is on the ballot. They serve eight-year terms and aren't all elected together.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Saying that we sucked||
Saying that we sucked offensively is different than saying the game was out of reach at halftime. It wasn't. Our D kept us in the game for three quarters but the offense didn't do its part.
BTW, I didn't mention it above but the 2008 game was also close for a long time - it was tied 21-21 after 3 quarters.
|1 day 9 hours ago||We were 4-0 going into that||
We were 4-0 going into that game and they were 1-3. I'm pretty sure we were favored.
In hindsight, that was a golden opportunity to pin Dantonio to the mat and we blew it.
|1 day 9 hours ago||All of the guys I mentioned||
All of the guys I mentioned (save Heck) were getting a ton of flack here in November 2013. The OP conveniently cuts off right at the high-water mark for the offense. We were about to have back-to-back games with negative rushing yardage.
|1 day 9 hours ago||I was at the game also. I||
I was at the game also. It was one of the last games of my senior year.
I guess we define running it up differently. To me, leaving your starters in late is running it up, but backups should be allowed to run the normal offense. If not then, when are they ever going to get that chance?
|1 day 9 hours ago||In the 2011 game, we had the||
In the 2011 game, we had the ball down 21-14 in the 4th quarter. How did we have no chance?
Last year it was 16-6 going into the 4th quarter - not an ideal situation to be in, but not hopeless. It was around that time we intercepted a pass and then went backwards.
We sucked offensively in those games, but it's not like we didn't have opportunities.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Looking at that box score, we||
Looking at that box score, we rushed 53 times and passed 31 times, and four of the passes were by our backup QB, Spencer Brinton. I don't consider it running it up the score when your backup QB is throwing passes or your 4th-string or whatever tailback (Tim Bracken) is carrying the ball. That's just giving backups a chance to play.
MSU simply quit that day.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Bullcrap. This rivalry has||
Bullcrap. This rivalry has historically been a bigger deal to them than us. When we've won our fanbase has followed the "Act like you've been there before" mantra while they've run their mouths whenever they've managed to beat us. Hart in 2007 was a rare case of a Michigan player taking the bait - and even then Dantonio made a total ass of himself after that, determined to get the final word in.
And we didn't run it up on Bobby Williams (I assume you're talking about him and not JLS) - Lloyd cleared his bench and our 3rd-stringers still scored on their awful D.
|1 day 10 hours ago||How much did the 2013 IU game||
How much did the 2013 IU game inflate these stats? Gardner threw for a bajillion yards in that game and we dropped 63 on them.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Which coaches are you talking||
Which coaches are you talking about? Funk (OL)? Jackson (RB)? Borges (QB)? Ferrigno (TE)? Maybe Hecklinski (WR) - that's about it.
|1 day 10 hours ago||It would nice to actually||
It would nice to actually link the post you're quoting.
BTW, I've seen a few references to the 2012 game as a "miracle" and I don't get it. We played them pretty evenly that day and had the lead the majority of the game. It would have been unfortunate if we'd lost. I remember us settling for a FG after Denard missed a wide-open Gallon in the endzone, so it's not like we capitalized on every chance.
|1 day 10 hours ago||I don't see the comparison||
I don't see the comparison between a bad call by the officials and random comments by a player.
|1 day 11 hours ago||We generally don't travel||
We generally don't travel well to crappy bowls though, so it wouldn't be much different than normal.
|1 day 11 hours ago||He's gone. There's been a||
He's gone. There's been a million little hints about this from the behavior of Schlissel and the Regents, and the fact that his official twitter account has been silent since September is a clue in that direction as well.
|1 day 11 hours ago||But it really doesn't matter||
But it really doesn't matter what the national population is. The poster above specifically claimed that tickets are easier to come by because Michigan's population is down, which it is not.
|1 day 11 hours ago||I was on the waitlist for two||
I was on the waitlist for two years and then got tickets in 2006. Most people I knew had a similar experience. I have no idea why it would have taken you a decade.
|1 day 11 hours ago||We're 3-4. I'm not sure why||
We're 3-4. I'm not sure why you assume we're worse than a team that went 4-8. We'll probably beat IU as well and NW/Maryland are winnable.
|1 day 23 hours ago||I don't understand why||
I don't understand why everyone keeps fixating on RichRod vs. Hoke. Neither one is the right guy for the job.
|2 days 9 hours ago||You're that impressed with||
You're that impressed with Gary Andersen? He seems pretty "meh" so far.
|2 days 9 hours ago||this is a cranky fanbase that||
I am so tired of these attacks on our fanbase. Our fans overwhelmingly supported Richrod until the losing wore us down. It's hard to stay optimistic when the team goes 6-18 in the B1G.
|2 days 10 hours ago||So . . . having sports teams||
So . . . having sports teams allows us to recruit athletes? You don't say. I'd have never guessed.
Fielding these sports teams is one thing. Dropping huge sums on brand-new facilities for them is another.
|2 days 11 hours ago||So you live in the Northeast?||
So you live in the Northeast? How many Michigan games do you actually go to?