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|17 hours 29 min ago||Does anyone keep a running||
Does anyone keep a running tally for UFR points per player?
I feel like I want to see the week-to-week competition on the DL.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Michigan 30 - Wisconsin 20||
Michigan 30 - Wisconsin 20
|1 day 22 hours ago||The real question becomes which ends in a higher||
The real question becomes which ends in a higher total, redshirts burned or couches burned in East Lansing this season? The true gauge of program success.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Kid's a dude. Hope he can||
Kid's a dude. Hope he can recover quickly. He's a total ballhawk and has deceptive SEC speed getting sideline to sideline.
|2 days 14 hours ago||The :20 and 1:45 were||
The :20 and 1:45 were probably his best throws, due to him being under pressure when throwing.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Every Throw in the 1st Half||
:20 second mark: MSU brings 5, QB gets hurried/hit but makes DO throw to open receiver.
Gets hurried/hit 3 times, and stepped up into pressure 2 other times
Wisconsin simply outcoached MSU this half (and game). To have a wide open receiver this often, and your QB only gets hit 4 times on passing plays (1 sack+fumble, 1 sack, 2 hits after throws) is domination over an opposing defense.
Wisconsin is a very well coached team, this QB made all the right reads, and made every throw he was asked to make.
I don't think he'll be as comfortable in the pocket against Michigan, nor will there be so many open targets to throw to.
His ball floated a bit, but maybe it's because there was no defender nearby to break up the pass...
|2 days 19 hours ago||I Agree 100%||
Wisky outcoached MSU in that game, and it was evident that the road team came in with more energy and preparation.
I think the biggest match-up in the upcoming Michigan/Wisconsin game will be Wisky's front 7, but more importantly their edge rushers/OLB/hiding blitzers vs. our OL's ability to recognize blitz/block responsibilities and keeping Speight clean.
|2 days 21 hours ago||I watched the entire||
I watched the entire MSU/Wisky game, and even when MSU brought pressure, I don't remember the QB getting hit/hurried very often.
The fumble/fumble recovery early in the game, Hornibrook stepped up into the pocket, and was unaware of the DT right next to him. And I remember a sack early in the 2nd half.
I'm looking forward to watching the "every snap" from that game, to really see how Wisconsin attacked MSU (and how weak MSU really is on the DL and secondary)
|3 days 11 hours ago||Obvious Hot Takes||
|5 days 6 hours ago||Michigan 55 - PSU||
Michigan 55 - PSU 0
|5 days 20 hours ago||Brandon Peters Najee||
Donovan P. Jones
|5 days 21 hours ago||I think you're selling MSU short||
Wisconsin has literally no offense if Clement doesn't suit up. Expect the field to tilt in favor of MSU early and often.
Short drives will be the reason MSU's offense looks good against a strong(?) Wisconsin defense. MSU goes up 17-0 in the first quarter and never looks back, winning 31-10.
|6 days 15 hours ago||Possible Game Outcomes||
1) We win convincingly, rush for 200+ yards, pass for 200+ yards, cover the spread, and get a shutout on defense. (Michigan wins 55 - 0)
2) We win in a similar style to Colorado and UCF. We give up 4 big plays for scores, and struggle to get much going on the ground, but still win comfortably due to winning the TO and Special Teams battles. (Michigan win 38 - 24)
3) We struggle even worse than we did against Colorado, and win a tight one. Confidence hits an all time low, as our OL, QB, and S all look like glaring weaknesses, with no optimism for improvement. (Michigan wins 21 - 20)
4) We lose, and everything burns to the ground. (No prediction; not possible).
|6 days 18 hours ago||Past years' results mean||
Past years' results mean nothing to me.
It's all about what we've seen through 3 weeks. Wisconsin has no QB, no RB if Clement is injured. PSU has an offense with a pulse.
It'd be a close game right now between PSU and Wisconsin.
|6 days 20 hours ago||Michigan 55 vs PSU 3||
Michigan 55 vs PSU 3
|6 days 21 hours ago||I don't think you can write||
I don't think you can write off Nebraska so quickly. I think bad-Tommy has left the building, and he's not just an arm-punting QB anymore.
They have serious WR threats, and a pretty good offensive gameplan. At this point in the season, I would predict these results:
Michigan 24 vs OSU 45
OSU beats everyone easily. Michigan/MSU/Nebraska would all be toss-ups.
After seeing Kizer mount a comeback vs MSU, I think JT Barrett would roll through that defense. We have no answer to stopping OSU's offense (we might, but we haven't seen it yet). And Nebraska definitely doesn't have the defense to stop OSU.
|6 days 22 hours ago||Week 3 B1G Tiers||
Tier 1: OSU: Unreal talent, unreal coaching, veteran leader at QB. No obvious weakness.
Tier 2: Nobody. I don't think any team deserves to be close to OSU right now.
Tier 6: Who cares?
|1 week 18 hours ago||Wow. Their OL is||
Wow. Their OL is terrible. We could break our UFR high score this game. Our DL will destroy this OL.
Great welcome back party for Taco!
|1 week 18 hours ago||I bet you'll se that at some||
I bet you'll se that at some point in the game as we rotate in and out. But I think starting Hurst and Glasgow in the middle works, then bring in Gary and slide Worm inside.
It's a can't lose scenario either way. With PSU's OL, we could rival UFR scores from the Hawaii game.
|1 week 19 hours ago||*When we get at least 4 wins||
*When we get at least 4 wins of those 6 games, we will be on the inevitable path to being Big Ten Champs.
|1 week 1 day ago||Glasgow/McCray meeting at the QB.||
Glasgow/McCray meeting at the QB.
It's 5 Michigan defenders vs 6 Colorado blockers (5+the running back). Gary and Wormley destroy the edge of the pocket, forcing the QB to step up. Only problem is that Hurst and Glasgow destroyed the inside and closed the pocket from the inside. The only escape lane is swiftly filled by McCray. Nobody open, and nowhere to run. This defense is fun to watch when they execute.
|1 week 2 days ago||From what I've seen so far,||
From what I've seen so far, Don Brown has had some boggling assignments on WR trips, screens, and slants.
Having McCray cover any slot receiver is a loss. Having 1 defender cover 3 is a loss. Having 2 defenders cover 3 is a loss.
Having Thomas or Hill cover a slot receiver one v one is a loss. Having deep safeties taking bad angles, misreading plays, and missing tackles is a loss.
If we faced any of the teams I've listed as deathly afraid of, our defense likely gives up 50+ points.
No way could I see us stopping Louisville, Houston, Clemson, OSU, etc, etc, etc. in weeks 1-3. Maybe by week 10 we'll be ready; but right now, no way could we stop them.
|1 week 2 days ago||I think I may suffer from||
I think I may suffer from PTSD; my entire life we've been unable to slow down mobile QB's (minus the Tebow team but he's more of a FB/QB, not Athlete/QB).
It's one of those "I need to see it to believe it" situations.
|1 week 2 days ago||Can Kizer run? He's a threat||
Can Kizer run? He's a threat to us if he can scramble and throw on the run.
|1 week 2 days ago||OT||
Offtopic, but looking at what kind of offense the rest of the teams in the Top 10 run, how many do we think Michigan could stop?
Offenses I'm deathly afraid of:
Alabama, Ohio State, Louisville, Clemson, Houston
Offenses that will score on us, but not every possession:
Stanford, MSU, Washington, Texas A&M
Other offenses outside of the Top 10 I'm deathly afraid of:
Florida State, Baylor, Ole Miss, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Oregon, Texas Tech, Arizona, and Texas.
Hint: I'm deathly afraid of uptempo and/or mobile QB offenses...
|1 week 2 days ago||MSU LB's||
I think MSU's linebackers, and front 7 in general, are what separates them from being a 1-loss B1G Champ contender vs a 3-4 loss team.
Great coaching, and being able to win the line of scrimmage will get you into 1-loss consideration every year. This year is no different for MSU. Albeit against a wounded and thin ND defense, MSU dominated both sides of the ball.
I think the MSu game will be the 2nd hardest on our schedule, 2nd to OSU.
Their LB's could be the best unit in the Nation. They can rotate 5 players and not miss a beat. Dangerous when OL can't make the correct reads on blitzes, and QB's can't recognize pressure.
|1 week 5 days ago||I like it||
WR1 - Should probably remove Mitchell.
LG - Maybe have Bredeson backing up Braden.
|1 week 5 days ago||Suggested Reading||
It will be interesting to see if he looks like a completely different player next year. Instead of spending an offseason getting stronger and more athletic, he was sidelined, and as a result, his progression plateaued. You evidently can be an NCAA Tournament-level team with Irvin as your top option, but the ceiling didn’t seem to be that much higher. With Irvin (and Walton) slated to lead the team again in their final go-round as seniors, I really wouldn’t be surprised to see Zak look quicker. The biggest question is his three-point shooting: if he can get up a ton of jumpers this summer and correct his form to the point where he’s shooting even a middling percentage, he’d be a strong candidate for a breakout season as a senior.
Walton seems to be a player who’d thrive best in particular sets of circumstances. When he was a freshman, he was allowed to be mostly a spot-up role player as Nik Stauskas and Caris LeVert handled primary ballhandling duties. It might not be possible for him to fit neatly into that role again as he’s taken on the leadership of being one of two four-year contributor seniors on the team, but Derrick is a player with very specific strengths – namely rebounding and passing (he did get a triple-double last year) as well as shooting from distance – and one tricky weakness, an inability to shoot well within the arc. That’s disappointing after a freshman year in which he shot twos well, but Walton’s still a very good player despite it. A year of proper appreciation of his defensive efforts beckons, and if he sees another jump in efficiency (like he did from his sophomore to junior season), he might be the best point guard in the Big Ten.
|1 week 5 days ago||So how would you classify a||
So how would you classify a healthy senior version of Irvin and Walton?
I'd say they are both sitting at a B+, with the potential to break out into an A-/A+ players.
They are definitely "good" basketball players. And I think we'll see them be the best duo in the B1G this year.
|1 week 5 days ago||National Champs: Seniors vs Freshman||
National Champs 2009-2010 to Present:
Duke in 2009-2010- Led by SR Jon Scheyer, JR Kyle Singler, JR Nolan Smith, and FR bench player Mason Plumlee.
3 upperclassmen, 1 freshman. ADV Upperclass
UCONN in 2010-2011- Led by JR Kemba Walker, SO Alex Oriakhi, FR Jeremy Lamb, FR Shabazz Napier.
1 upperclassmen, 2 freshman and 1 soph. ADV Freshman
Kentucky in 2011-2012 - Led by FR Anthony Davis, FR Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SO Doron Lamb
2 Freshman, 1 soph. ADV Freshman
Louisville in 2012-2013 - Led by JR Russ Smith, SR Peyton Siva, JR Gorgui Dieng, FR Montrezl Harrell.
3 upperclassmen, 1 freshman. ADV Upperclass
UCONN in 2013-2014 - Led by SR Shabazz Napier, JR DeAndre Daniels, JR Ryan Boatright.
3 upperclassmen. ADV Upperclass
Duke in 2014-2015 - Led by FR Tyus Jones, FR Jahlil Okafor, SR Quinn Cook, and FR Justice Winslow
1 upperclassmen, 3 freshman. ADV Freshman
Villanova in 2015-2016 - Led by SR Daniel Ochefu, SR Ryan Arcidiacono, JR Josh Hart, FR Jalen Brunson
3 upperclassmen, 1 freshman. ADV Upperclass
4 teams were upperclassmen dependant