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- They have superior coaches
- They always play Michigan tough (even when they were terrible they did)
- They are better than Michigan at offense, defense and special teams
- They are playing at home
- They are looking for a spot on the playoff
- We do not have a significant road win in 4 years under Hoke
- Penn State
- Don't call it at all
- Call it immediately with ~25 seconds left, Penn State likely punts and you've got a chance to return it or take a couple shots at the endzone yourself
|1 day 19 hours ago||I think Dan Mullen was being||
I think Dan Mullen was being pressured towards the exit door last season (he finished 7-6 (3-5)).
Now look where he's at.
|3 days 18 hours ago||There is no reason, outside||
There is no reason, outside of the "rivalry game, throw the records out the window" line of thought, that Michigan should win this game:
|4 days 11 hours ago||This is going to be a 21-28||
This is going to be a 21-28 point win for MSU, our defense may keep it from getting entirely out of hand but there's no way our offense puts up more than 10.
Our only hope is to pull a Missouri and score on a kick return, punt return, fumble recovery for a TD, and pick six.
|4 days 15 hours ago||Holy shit this just became||
Holy shit this just became amazing. It's an interesting paradox though, because even if the Lions score the TD, NO will have plenty of time left.
|4 days 15 hours ago||It's intresting to me that||
It's intresting to me that we've scored fewer and fewer points against them each year for the past decade.
It's going to irritate the hell out of me when we don't even sniff the red zone against them yet IU was able to put up 17 points.
|4 days 15 hours ago||Penalties abound. Jesus,||
Penalties abound. Jesus, this is terrible to watch.
|4 days 15 hours ago||I wanted a break from wathing||
I wanted a break from watching a tire fire of an offense, tuning into the Lions game was a mistake...
|4 days 21 hours ago||There are still people that||
There are still people that long for the big ten of old? Michigan is playing like the big ten of old and how is that working out for us?
|5 days 6 hours ago||10 <> 20, I guess I have no||
10 <> 20, I guess I have no idea what you're trying to say with this.
|5 days 9 hours ago||This ND/FSU game is making me||
This ND/FSU game is making me sad. I really hope we don't have to do 20 years through the college football wilderness a la Notre Dame.
|5 days 9 hours ago||Muschamp has got to go after||
Muschamp has got to go after this, right?
|5 days 11 hours ago||Let's play who is worse than||
Let's play who is worse than us in the conference.
At absolute best, I think we are the 5th worse team in the weakest (or 2nd weakest) "Power 5" conference.
Yeah, that's pretty bad. Let's have another drink.
|5 days 11 hours ago||I'm inclined to say so as||
I'm inclined to say so as well, but even the 24-0 juggernaut OSU was Hoke's teams played close (loss by 5 in Columbus and loss by 1 last year). I don't think it will be that out of hand.
|5 days 13 hours ago||At the risk of sounding like||
At the risk of sounding like I'm fellating MSU, Dantonio coming over to Coleman and having a conversation / congratulating him was pretty cool to see.
|5 days 13 hours ago||I wonder if MSU will score||
I wonder if MSU will score 21-28 points in the 4th Q?
As soon as ESPN flashes the graphic "No offensive TDs in the 4th in the past 3 games and MSU has been outscored 33-7" they punch it in. Damn.
|5 days 13 hours ago||Man, if Nate Sudfeld were in||
Man, if Nate Sudfeld were in this MSU/IU game may have been alright.
|6 days 10 hours ago||We were all so blind by||
We were all so blind by basketball
|6 days 10 hours ago||I haven't seen any of the||
I haven't seen any of the game, but catching on the posts it looks like we're getting throughly dominated.
|1 week 8 hours ago||Why not? Why don't people||
Why not? Why don't people care about professors but, for whatever reason, care about coaches? Let's be real here, are there blogs dedicated to Michigan academics a la MGoBlog? No, absolutely not. 7 of the Ivy League schools coaching positions are endowed. Stanford, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, Duke and Boston College have endowed coaching positions.
Michigan State, Rutgers, Duke and Texas Tech are looking for sponsors for theirs.
Let's not pin this on Dave Brandon.
|1 week 8 hours ago||This is what happens when||
This is what happens when you're against a person and not their position on issues. For a significant portion of the fan base there is nothing DB can do to win them back, no matter how much he capitulates to them, no matter the circumstances. They're against the person and have lost sight of what they seek to achieve.
For me, I don't fucking care if DB is the athletic director as long as the fans get what they want.
|1 week 8 hours ago||Endowment is not new and not||
Endowment is not new and not unique to Michigan at all. This is not something to be enraged about.
|1 week 16 hours ago||Nothing will happen today,||
Nothing will happen today, I'm quite sure, but it is good to know it is at least being discussed
|1 week 17 hours ago||May have been discussed||
May have been discussed already, but what incentive do varisty coaches have to not publicly say they support DB? He's their boss, after all. I'm sure they value their jobs.
I suppose they could really like him, our non-football sports do seem to be doing well, so that is definitely an option as well.
|1 week 18 hours ago||Been using the blog for||
Been using the blog for years, and have never had an issue I can trace to MGoBlog. I use a Mac though and people (so far) tend to not make viruses for Macbooks, at least not yet.
|1 week 1 day ago||This is exciting, but I am so||
This is exciting, but I am so depressed about the state of the AD and football. A firing doesn't automatically mean things get better, so I suppose cautiously optimistic is the best way to describe how I feel.
What if we get a bad hire at AD who hires a bad football coach? Just more years of crap. I don't know. /sighs
|1 week 1 day ago||5th? I mean, I know we have||
5th? I mean, I know we have a lot to replace, but we did just post a more efficient offense last year when having to replace Burke and McGary. I have faith.
|1 week 2 days ago||I fret over the Rutgers game.||
I fret over the Rutgers game. It's a very different story if we are 2-1 in the conference instead of 1-2. *Sigh*
|1 week 2 days ago||People seem to assume that OP||
People seem to assume that OP means that we're good, when really, I think s/he means we're just maybe not quite as bad as we thought. Of course, debating between possibly going 3-9 and 6-6 is, well, I'm not even sure if it's worth it.
|1 week 2 days ago||Oct 25th against MSU would be||
Oct 25th against MSU would be prime for him to break a return for the TD.
|1 week 2 days ago||There are two||
There are two options
Calling it with 3 seconds left gives Penn State a Hail Mary shot and Michigan virtually nothing (remote possibility of a pick six)