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|10 hours 19 min ago||I kind of think the same||
I kind of think the same thing. MSU will play hard early. There will be a trick play within the first 20 minutes. They'll go all out.
They will probably wilt if/when Michigan drops the hammer. The key is: how quickly will that happen, on the road? Michigan's only other road game started slowly. The road factor is a real test, even if the opponent isn't as good as we thought it would be.
|10 hours 23 min ago||I could see 13. One decent FG||
I could see 13. One decent FG drive. One short field FG drive. One brilliant trick play (they always have one). Maybe even a close game a halftime, with State playing for their lives.
But a close game at the end would gen inconceivable. And I highly doubt they get 17 with their offense right now.
|10 hours 29 min ago||Nah, I'm not that petty. I'm||
Nah, I'm not that petty. I'm busy analyzing why we gave up a couple of first downs instead.
|10 hours 30 min ago||Looking forward to Michigan||
Looking forward to Michigan playing in a big game and commentators finally dropping lines like, "Michigan had athletes all over the field."
Our defense has so many incredible players that it's ridiculous. Maurice Hurst and Rashan Gary are on the second string! Channing Stribling is dominating everybody and he's our second corner. Chris Wormley is a destroyer of worlds and might be the fifth best guy on the field.
The defense started relatively shakey and it's leading almost every major statistical category right now. It's delightful.
|1 day 36 min ago||It's too bad that it's the||
It's too bad that it's the Bunyan. But the ending is still really, really cool.
I may have, er, watched it several more times to make sure.
|1 day 46 min ago||That's pretty cool. Except||
That's pretty cool.
Except the Paul Bunyan trophy is such a letdown of a trophy at the end.
Still, very nice.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Look at tv footage of games||
Look at tv footage of games at the Stadium now compared with 12, 15, 20 years ago. The contrast is stark--there is far more maize in the crowd now than there used to be.
You will be stunned seeing games from the 90s with how many people used to wear light colors like white and grey.
Maybe not everybody wears it, but a lot do, and the difference is huge.
|1 day 8 hours ago||2. Tennessee was not prepared||
Mike Debord has an impact on both sides of the ball!
|1 day 8 hours ago||Mark DantonioMork Dantonio||
|1 day 8 hours ago||Freshman kicker Matt||
Freshman kicker Matt Coghlin
Child actor/director to be Ronnie Howard
|1 day 10 hours ago||That can't be right. I'm||
That can't be right. I'm pretty sure we jumped OSU after beating them in '03 at the very least.
|1 day 10 hours ago||No joke, I think MSU-EMU||
No joke, I think MSU-EMU would be a good game.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Baja gets a lot of hype, as||
Baja gets a lot of hype, as the post below illustrates, but they are in fact really good. Their DL is on our level, they have athletes everywhere, and their offense is very effective. They ran for 400 yards against Tennessee, for example.
And they've scored a non-offensive TD in every game this season.
Honestly, they look like a juggernaut. If we play them we will be a substantial underdog and that won't just be hype.
But, you know, that's why they play the games.
|2 days 5 hours ago||41-8 and it feels||
41-8 and it feels average.
Michigan never dropped blowouts of this caliber with any consistency in the Lloyd era, in my recollection. And they obviously were incapable of it in the RR and Hoke days; I feel like we are watching something we've never seen. Even the 1997 team, while great, often waited until late to put lesser teams away.
Blowouts don't make teams. Bob Stoops Oklahoma teams have been notorious for dropping huge numbers on lesser opponents and coming down to earth in big games. Right now Michigan hasn't yet proven they're any different.
But there's also a higher standard than has been seen in a long time. It is something to watch.
|2 days 5 hours ago||Tech had the better of play||
Tech had the better of play last night, too.
Really, going to be hard to top last night. At all. This year. Last night was special.
|2 days 5 hours ago||What for? Did he get tossed?||
What for? Did he get tossed? It's still the first half, he won't miss any time next week for that.
|2 days 5 hours ago||Excellent. What delightful||
Excellent. What delightful reading.
This will be more relevant a week from now. At the moment many of them technically aren't far off--several suggested Sparty would have a couple of losses going into this week (so they were a bit too optimistic, yeah) and that, of course, they would beat an undefeated Michigan team.
It's still on the table, State. Come and get it.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Anyone have a link to that||
Anyone have a link to that page of Sparta pundits all predicting MSU winning this game before the season started? I feel like I would enjoy reading it at some point.
|2 days 22 hours ago||It's not video, and it's not||
EDIT: had some embedding trouble, turned out to be an emoji embedded improperly by the twitter code exporter. Fixed. Leaving this up because it's just so cool.
|2 days 22 hours ago||And that's that. Oregon||
And that's that. Oregon 2-5.
You know what's nice, though? Watching football games and knowing that our team would absolutely destroy every team we see.
|2 days 22 hours ago||Does Hoke get credit for a||
Does Hoke get credit for a goal line stand when the offense incurs 20 yards of penalties after advancing to the 2?
(Actually Cal only scored 11 points in the second half, so Oregon has kinda done something right, if you can consider giving up 52 points a positive).
|3 days 25 min ago||Tonight's Michigan Score-O||
Something is broken in the way Mgoblog is embedding the tweets. It eats most of the code. Might be twitter related.
|3 days 40 min ago||It was all three, too. Turco,||
It was all three, too. Turco, Morrison, then Legg, playing can-you-top-this. Amazing.
|3 days 42 min ago||Music, sweet music.||
|3 days 1 hour ago||Oregon with some life. Sheen||
Oregon with some life.
Sheen has come off of the offense, though. For example, that one quick tempo play after the Pharaoh Brown first down? identical formation and play. Their rampant success five or so years ago kind of obscured the fact that the playbook isn't very complex. Teams that could hang with them could exploit weaknesses; teams that could not eventually got rolled under by tempo.
It was very much an all-or-nothing thing. If they could not get the offense rolling, the games were slogs and the lost a fair share of them. If they could, the games were blowouts. Never in between.
And they still almost won the national title, behind Darron Thomas of all players.
|3 days 3 hours ago||Hard to beat a night like||
Hard to beat a night like tonight for the rest of the season. 96 team reunion, a Score-O for the ages, glorious throwback jersies, and a thrilling SH GWG in the last minute.
Money's worth for everyone there.
|3 days 4 hours ago||Getting outshot,||
Getting outshot, though.
Pretty lively evening. Score-O was, apparently, incredible.
|3 days 4 hours ago||Response has been universal||
Response has been universal on twitter. Yostbuilt, Michiganhockey.net, Adam, MnBJoe... make these permanent.
|3 days 5 hours ago||Not on the maize jerseys.||
Not on the maize jerseys. They looked great.
|3 days 6 hours ago||They're not dazzle and the||
They're not dazzle and the line weights are wrong.
Who cares, though. They look great. This should be the permanent third jersey. Best thing the team has worn in ten years. Awesome.