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|3 hours 54 min ago||It's even worse...||
Ace Williams claims an an undergrad degree from Yale and an MBA from Michigan.
So, either he is a liar or someone with degrees from two prestigious universities who still finds a way to write like a 14 year-old. Neither option is very attractive.
|4 hours 40 sec ago||Imagine||
Imagine Drake Johnson in an offense where everyone on the defense doesn't know exactly where he is going. One way or another, it is going to happen.
|7 hours 54 min ago||You will be frustrated with his offense||
Les Miles loves to run the ball until the other team gets "tired." At LSU, Miles owns Louisiana, which is a very good state to find talent. He also pulls in a few from TX and a few from FL. His incoming recruiting class was ranked 19 by Rivals. Since then, every class has been ranked in the top ten, including 2014, which was ranked #2 by pretty much everyone, second only to Alabama.
We all know that oversigning contributed greatly to his success until the SEC decided to reform the practice and only allow 25 LOI's per year.
I am not concerned with "past transgressions" as much as I am the feasibility of his offense if he doesn't recruit legitimate top ten classes every year. He is at the point where his age will soon be used against him in recruiting, which could make it tougher. Add in an offense that will frustrtate fans immensely during losses, questionable clock management in close games and bizarre playcalling: it all adds up to "more disappointment" to me.
That being said, if he does end up at Michgan, I will be a big Les Miles fan, becauase Michigan...
|8 hours 12 min ago||Good work||
I love it when a conspiracy comes together...
|23 hours 3 min ago||Quandry||
A writer known for his integrity is now working for a company whose news division is often referred to as "Faux News." So, whose record do you trust: Fox's or Feldman's?
|1 day 3 hours ago||Inaccurate||
Harbaugh doesn't play the kind of MANBALL that spread people hate. Harbaugh actually outthinks opponents instead of just trying to push people up and down the field. I sorta see it as the "Harbaugh Hybrid."
|1 day 6 hours ago||Funny||
People have a lot of divergent opinions here, but I have never heard anyone disagree with the assertion of "gopoohgo" that "Cowherd is a jackass." It may be the only opinion that everyone here agrees with.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Agree with Don||
I agree with Don and will take it a step further. After the "infinity" comment, Lochmann should be fired for failure to speak English in a manner that represents a top-25 university.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Hybrid||
My knee-jerk reaction is "all of them," but Brandon may have actually hired a few people who are capable of doing a good job. Ultimately, I have a feeling that everyone hired by DB should be updating their resumes soon.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Right||
Sorry, but LC started "our collapse" when he encouraged so many his former players to transfer and his "supporters" started telling HS coaches not to send their players to Michigan.
Infighting threw the program into the ditch for seven years. Hopefully, the "factions" have learned their lesson and will pull behind whoever is hired.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Sure...||
Uh, gee: must be correct, becauseTodd McShay is THE AUTHORITATIVE SOURCE for all things NFL draft.
Sorry, but Funchess' performance this year doesn't rate first round consideration. I truly doubt that any NFL GM is going to risk his first round pick, especially one as high as 15, on "potential." I'm more amused that a guy who does this for a living rates Funchess 15th in what is supposedly a good year for the draft.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Exactly what should have happened here||
The spread creates a lot of mismatches and wide-open receivers. When you have a spread coach and that coach gets all of the support that a coach is supposed to get from everybody involved with the university, a competent QB is going to look great.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Easy answer||
Why would Patterson or Briles go anywhere? Because 11-1 and a co-championship gets them a seat in front of the TV for the playoffs. Stoops would leave because he may be feeling a tad underappreciated at OK.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Two weeks...||
If Harbaugh quit before the season was over, he would get the Bobby Petrino treatment from the NFL segment of the national media. If you want to see the power of a label like "quitter," years later, Google "Bobby Petrino q" and watch Google Suggestions complete it for you.
My point: unless Harbaugh is fired, which would guarantee him a buyout, he won't be in Ann Arbor until SF finishes out their schedule.
|2 days 21 hours ago||This has nothing to do with political party||
This is not a "my party is great and yours sucks" issue. My main fear is what happens if a few states pass stupid-assed laws like this one, others don't and then a national union is created. The states whose players can't join are not going to have much luck recruiting anyone.
My opinion is the same as it has been for close to twenty years; let players take whatever they can get from outside sources. Imagine this year's team with Trey Burke, Nik Stauskas and GRIII on it because they are more marketable as high-profile college players than as rookie NBA players.
|3 days 3 hours ago||Well-played...||
|3 days 3 hours ago||Waiting||
I think he's waiting for Urban to have more "health issues."
|3 days 8 hours ago||Irony||
In the irony of ironies, the TV cameras panned to a Bears fan with a bag over his head while they were losing to the Saints.
|3 days 18 hours ago||Why not?||
Gruden would be a great "catch" for any college. He is a lot like Harbaugh: a fiery coach whose message goes "stale" on NFL players in five years, but would be perfect for college. He is a brilliant coach. He is also a "poster child" for why not to trade two first rounders and two second rounders for a coach.
After Tampa Bay won their Super Bowl, they not only had to sustain the damage of everyone's market value going up by a million a year and destroying their cap number, but they couldn't restock with enough good, young players.
If someone wants to toss $8 million at Gruden to coach in college, he would leave ESPN. I am also confident that he would be able to win a lot of games.
|3 days 23 hours ago||Grrr||
I am really beginning to hope that Harbaugh comes in and poaches recruits from MSU and OSU. Dantonio, especially, seems to have offered every single Michigan commit from this cycle as soon as it became obvious Hoke was gone.
One thing for sure: if it is Harbaugh, hatred won't be a one way street in either rivalry anymore.
|4 days 3 hours ago||Dissenting view||
So, what if Nussmeier's offense, filtered through David Brandon's micromanaging, was such a POS that it made the QB's look much worse than they really were? I would be willing to bet that Harbaugh or an air raid coach could make Morris or Speight look much better than anyone looked this year.
|4 days 8 hours ago||Hey...||
As Yogi Berra once said, "It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future."
|5 days 16 hours ago||Too early||
Until this team becomes more comfortable with their roles for this year, it is too early to downgrade Caris from what he was perceived to be last year. If he is the only option on the team, as it has seemed at times during the streak, it is too easy to double-team or triple-team him.
As soon as the rest of the team settles into their roles, we will see Caris average close to twenty points a night. That should get him comfortably into the first round.
|5 days 20 hours ago||Liked #1||
I liked it when they replayed the original, which is now sorta "Part 1." It goes to show that a floundering program can be taken to a National Championship in five years if it is done right. The whole thing about "recruiting the State of Miami" was brilliant. I know Michigan doesn't have anything close to the treasure trove of talent within 150 miles that Miami has, but it is still possible to build a great team.
|5 days 21 hours ago||Muschamp||
Muschamp is saying that he didn't get an offer from Houston:
"At the end of the day, that's the only job I've been offered."
|5 days 21 hours ago||It isn't over yet...||
I am not going to worry yet. This team is going to have to grow and find its identity. Almost everyone on the team has new responsibilities. It is going to take longer than we like, but I still think they will be fine by February.
The "silver lining" here is that JB has plenty of coachable moments from the last three games. I think this team's learning curve is about to accelerate. The obvious sticking point is that if they don't take a few steps soon, they are going to dig an almost impossible hole for the NCAA Tournament.
I still think they are going to make it.
|6 days 6 hours ago||Upsets happen||
John Belien knows how to "fix" situations like this better than any coach in college basketball. I am guessing that everyone is now going to play a 2-3 zone against Michigan until they prove they can beat it again.
Ultimately, I think this is a young team playing up and down to the level of competition. I look for them to play "up" today. I also look for them to be a very good team by the middle of February and find a way to play over .500 in the Big Ten.
If they are playing like this in February, I will start to worry. Until then, I am putting last week in the "shit happens" bin.
|6 days 7 hours ago||I concur||
The thought of Auburn with an elite defense is scary. I am betting Bama fans aren't very happy right now.
|6 days 7 hours ago||College All Star Game||
From 1934 to 1976, there was an exhibition game in Chicago during the summers in which a rookie team called the "College All-Stars" would play against the defending NFL Champions. The "All-Stars" were draft picks from that year's draft.
The games were fairly even until Vince Lombardi became the first NFL football coach to have mandatory weight training. Ironically, it would be Lombardi's 1963 Packers who would sustain the NFL's last loss, 20-17. The NFL team would win the last twelve games of the series, which ended in 1976. If the math doesn't work, it's because a players' strike caused 1974 to be cancelled.
The idea of college players against an NFL team is absurd now, but from 1934-1963, it was possible for a pre-season rookie all-star team with no NFL experience to beat the defending champions in an exhibition game.
|6 days 23 hours ago||But they won't...||
This is a young team. Young teams tend to play up and down to the opposition's talent level. I think this game will be close. I don't see a blowout happening here. Nine points is reasonable; five for being on the road and four for it being Arizona.
That being said, an upset wouldn't surprise me very much, either. This team is going to grow in fits and spurts. It may take until the middle of February before we see the level of play to which we are now accustomed.
That being said, I think this game goes down to the last possession either way.