The nutty Michigan coverage isn't so much about Harbaugh as it is a signal to the Big Ten that Fox wants to party.
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|37 min 5 sec ago||I didn't expect anything||
I would have been fine with a thread titled, "let's be fans and acknowledge the good things our team did." I don't praise losing efforts. Like I said, I reserve that for youth sports. This is big-time college football. That said, there were many, many positives to take from this game (Butt, Darboh, Rudock's completion percentage, Utah totaling 3 yards in TFLs against us. The defense looks the same or better as last year.)The team will get better, but I'm frustrated and I'm not praising anybody today. Give me 24 hours to digest this.
If I have to be honest, I was likely influenced by The Mathlete's post showing us 2nd overall in his talent plus experience metric. As such, I was hoping for a win. And we would have won if we were neutral in the turnover margin.
|53 min 4 sec ago||Section 1||
I always imagine him looking like this:
|57 min 33 sec ago||Praise?||
Sorry, I don't give participation trophies to college students. I reserve that for 3rd graders.
|12 hours 20 min ago||Rudock / Morris||
To those arguing that Morris should have come in the game, you do realize that you are on the same side as Colin Cowherd and David Brandon.
|21 hours 41 min ago||MSU overratted?||
I used to live in East Lansing, and my recollection is that East Lansing has a normal population of rats for a city it's size.
|21 hours 56 min ago||Desperate need to win level||
increment by +1. UofM is 1-7 in our last 8 games against PAC teams. That has to stop. It's time to end that nonsense.
|1 day 16 hours ago||"lack of effort"||
I think it was either the injured ankle or Gardner leading him into getting lit up on crossing routes one too many times. I remember Utah just teeing off on Funchess several times. I think my level of effort would suffer under similar circumstances.
|1 day 21 hours ago||Funchess||
was also injured for most of last season. A healthy Funchess is >>> than Chesson or whatever Brian wrote, but Funchess was not healthy last year.
|2 days 39 min ago||Plus ones||
for all the license plate photos
|2 days 14 hours ago||Others from '11||
Lewan, Molk, Martin, Kovacs, and probably Hemingway would start on the 2015 team. Omameh and Kalis would be the guards. That 2011 O-line paved the way for two 1000 yard rushers.
|2 days 17 hours ago||10-2, 11-3||
I agree with The_Knowledge. If you want more details on this season, keep reading. This is from my annual prediction I email my brother:
M 17, Utah 6: Michigan comes out looking strong and convincingly beats a good Utah team, controlling them better than the score indicates. M fans get over-irrationally hyped about the coming season.
M 27, OSU 3: M overpowers a weak beaver squad
M 57, UNLV 14: UNLV gets a couple late scores as you and Anna (my brother and niece) get in the game as part of the 7th string defense
M 17, BYU 27: Expectations are brought back down to earth as M has trouble handling the BYU offense
M 21, M 20: Michigan squeaks by the terrapins
M 31, NU 16: puts to bed the M00N references
M 19, MSU 13: Cook is good, but Stribling makes his case for all-Big 10 honors with 2 picks, Peppers houses a return, the d-line is able to hold up against the sparties for the first time in ages. Taco Bell unsung player of the game is Wormley.
M 27, M14: The gophers don’t scare me this year. Last year was their year. Harbaugh >>> Kill.
M 45, R 7: payback for last season’s Gary Novapocalypse and the reffing blunder at the end. Darboh catches 13 for 130 yards.
M 44, IU 9: Rudock is really rolling now…
M 13, PSU 14: until he runs into Anthony Zettel. Losing him to PSU was a Uge transition cost going from Rich Rod to Hoke.
M 28, OSU 27: What’s your deal, Urban? Drake Harris has M fans salivating over what will be next season, but who will be throwing him the pigskin in ’16?
So that’s 10-2 and 7-1 in the conference. M and OSU both finish 7-1, but UofM gets the head-to-head tiebreaker.
M 31, Neb 10: Neb goes 5-3 in the west and wins a convoluted 5 way tiebreaker with Iowa, Minny, Wiscy, and Purdue. The west sucks and Neb proves it in the championship game. (remember OSU 59-0 over Wiscy last season?)
Michigan rises to #5 in the polls, but has too much ground to make up and misses out on the Final 4. We go to a NYD bowl and lose that because Harbaugh is bringing back Bo’s Michigan.
11-3 overall. If you think that’s farfetched, remember Hoke went 11-2 his first season. Harbaugh has better talent than Hoke had (except Denard) and is a much better coach. It could happen.
|3 days 1 hour ago||You are||
|3 days 21 hours ago||Winter is coming,||
if he ever gets around to FINISHING THE DAMN BOOK!!!
|3 days 22 hours ago||Another waste of money for no discernable benefit:||
I don't mind the National Anthem so much, but I think singing America the Beautiful or whatever it is they sing during the seventh inning stretch nowadays is overdoing it.
|3 days 22 hours ago||pom poms and stuff||
I went to an Angel playoff game a few years ago where they gave out thunder sticks. Imagine having to listen to the person behind you (and 40,000 others) bang those things together for 3 hours. Talk about a migraine.
|4 days 1 hour ago||Minnesota||
I was one of the biggest Minnesota boosters on the board last year. That said, I think all the BTN talking heads are a year late to the party and Minnesota is not going to meet expectations this year. Losing Maxx and Cobb is going to hurt them this season. Leidner is losing his security blanket and will be exposed this year as a mediocre QB. Kill's the best of the ex-MAC coaches in the B1G (not including Urban Meyer since he only coached 2 years in the MAC many years ago,) but he's no Harbaugh.
|4 days 1 hour ago||no sic needed||
When Utah joined the Pac-12, there were only 10 teams. Therefore, I don't think it's erroneous for him to say Whittingham took them to the Pac-10. That's what they were, until Utah and Colorado joined.
|6 days 14 hours ago||so what||
why does ABC/ESPN get to dictate our schedule? I mean, besides the gobs of money they throw at us?
Although I have to admit that the 12 noon start works fine for me on the west coast. Roll out of bed, have some breakfast, watch the game, eat lunch. If we win, see what the next game is. If we lose, crank up the Smiths and wallow in misery for the rest of the weekend.
|6 days 21 hours ago||two bold predictions||
One, during an unseasonably warm non-conference game, Ian Bunting calls timeout, takes two eggs out of his uniform, cracks them, and proceeds to fry them on his skillet hands on the 50 yard line. Yes, I just got done reading Brian's TE preview.
Two, the first time I hear Beth Mowins pronounce Jake Rudock's name, I will have a seizure a la Kramer listening to Mary Hart speak
|6 days 21 hours ago||From there||
we head straight to the Olympics and win all the medals
|6 days 21 hours ago||Possible new coach||
It might be considered a long shot, but I think their next coach could be none other than Chuck Long. He played at Iowa, was raised in Illinois, and has head coaching experience at San Diego State, on second thought, scratch this idea.
|6 days 21 hours ago||Mike Thomas (NTMTOTMT)||
To me, he will always be Illinois AD Mike Thomas (NTMTOTMT). He's not the OSU WR or my brother.
|6 days 23 hours ago||Science||
|1 week 2 hours ago||Ridiculous?!?||
Try telling that to Anthony Carter. OK, maybe you have a point.
|1 week 2 hours ago||There ain't gonna be no QB||
I have it on good authority from my brother's neighbor's best friend from middle school, that Harbaugh is serious about getting his best 11 players on the field. That means two TEs with Butt and Bunting, Harris at wide out and the three RBs in a modified, hybridized version of the old single wing formation combined with the wishbone. That's right, they are going to run the T-Bone.
|1 week 18 hours ago||experimenting with packages featuring all 3 healthy tailbacks||
The most "Bo 2.0" thing for Harbaugh to do would be to go in submarine mode and emerge with a wishbone attack.
|1 week 23 hours ago||We're starting with QB?!?||
This is the most surprising development of the off-season.
|1 week 1 day ago||can't do it (for a front-page post)||
buy a t-shirt instead or send some beveled guilt his way
|1 week 1 day ago||I've been waiting patiently||
this signals the dam has broken and we get 2-3 major preview pieces every day. I was wondering when this would start due to the early Thursday start.
|1 week 1 day ago||I have||
a best of Bob Ufer on 8-track.