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|3 weeks 4 days ago||Notre Dame has one of the most overrated schedules||
Notre Dame has one of the most overrated schedules every year. It's because they always schedule brands and/or big name teams. However, when you only do home and homes, teams will vary massively when you face them. They don't take a team in good times and bad, just whenever that home and home ends up occurring.
I mean, look at Texas. They get credit all offseason for scheduling a big name, but Texas is trash.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Until LSU shows it can put together a decent||
Until LSU shows it can put together a decent offense, I have no idea why they get so much hype. They were not good last year and will probably go 8-4 this year too.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Seriously? It's game week and you WANT to discuss||
Seriously? It's game week and you WANT to discuss Rich Rod??
|8 weeks 3 days ago||I hate neutral games, but this might be the one||
I hate neutral games, but this might be the one time it's necessary to fix the problem. For better or worse, I'm not sure MSU is gonna be cool with playing in AA twice.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||How are you "technically" a student? You either||
How are you "technically" a student? You either take classes or you don't. If you somehow demand a guy has to graduate to count, I hope you don't count all the people who went pro early like Trey Burke.
Phelps doesn't fit the normal form of a Michigan athlete, but he did basically everything but swim for the varsity team. Asking more is putting an extra standard on him that hasn't been applied to others.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Agree with just about||
Agree with just about everything you said. I think we're overrating the impact of the ND scheduling on Warde's overall performance due to recency bias, but that was a bad deal.
Also, wanted to throw this out as well based on some your 2018 comments: The only team in the last 10 seasons to make the Playoff or Title game with three road wins over top 25 opponents (final rankings) was last year's Oklahoma team. Seriously, go back and look. Even during Saban's incredible run, Alabama has never done that.
Maybe that changes with a few more years of the PLayoff and more expansive conference slates, but realistically, Warde dealt a massive blow to Michigan's 2018 Playoff chances and we're still two years out (!) from that season. I really hope that Michigan's good enough that a tough road slate won't matter, but that's a rough move, especially when you consider that the home slate (partiularly 2018) is getting nailed too.
Seriously, if you actually sit back and look at what season ticket holders have gotten (and are getting), it's been pretty frustrating. Both 2012 and 2014 were more than underwhelming slates, 2016 likely has no marquee home opponents (barring a PSU or UW surprise), Brandon gave away a 2017 marquee non-con game to Dallas, and 2018 looks baddd.
No joke, Michigan will have gone from 2012 to 2019 with just one marquee non-con opponent (ND in 2013). And remember, it's also probably killing the team's 2018 chances too.
Yeah, not worth Notre Dame to me.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Interesting thing is that if PSU wasn't so great||
Interesting thing is that if PSU wasn't so great at home (they completely outperform their average), they would barely be bowl eligible the last two years.
But yup, gonna beat a top 10 team on the road.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Charles Woodson only came||
Charles Woodson only came here for Lloyd Carr and then left early, so he's probably not "technically" a Wolverine athlete either.
The guy was enrolled in the school, he's a Wolverine.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Never was a "die-hard" fan of||
Never was a "die-hard" fan of 105.1, but was nice to at least have some choice on talk radio, especially since I've commuted for over an hour for about two years.
As far as what caused their demise, really think it was the lack of a long-term vision. To start, the constant shifts in programming didn't do them any favors. There had to be at least three major lineup shifts in the last year and a half, which is never a good sign.
On top of that, they had way too much NBA discussion and too many bland personalities. Should have tried some shots in the dark on some wildcards instead of hiring a whole bunch of people who just recycled national hot takes.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||He'd been discussing leaving||
He'd been discussing leaving for quite awhile within the program and I guarantee he's already reached out and communicated with other programs before his release, either himself or through a third party.
If I'm Michigan, I still recruit him anyway though. This team desperately needs another wing and he's not only the best wing out there, but the best transfer available. He's also a great shooter with length that can play both ways too. Perfect fit for what Michigan needs most.
May not be the prettiest recruitment, but if I'm Michigan, I recruit him as hard as I can.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Uh, there are plenty of spread teams with good||
Uh, there are plenty of spread teams with good defenses. OSU is a perfect example. alao, teams like Clemson, ND, and even Bama use some spread concepts.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Always amuses me how much||
Always amuses me how much love Hollis gets despite inheriting both Dantonio and Izzo. Yes, he probably played a role considering he was with the department for the last two decades, but it always makes me laugh about how much he's lauded, despite having made no major hires since taking over. He's done a fine job, but think he gets a bit too much praise for his role.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Believe his premise was with an injury and that||
Believe his premise was with an injury and that scenario isn't that insane.
And btw, if Wilson was better than Chatman he'd already be playing.
|19 weeks 5 hours ago||Honestly, I want the rivalry||
Honestly, I want the rivalry back because the season just doesn't feel right without it. I just don't like going through September without facing Notre Dame.
Having said that, this thought totally went through my mind. Notre Dame is still a national powerhouse, but haven't they kind of felt like an afterthought since the Playoff? I know they were in contention last year, but I still feel like they're getting way less exposure than the rest of the nationally relevant teams. Maybe it's just me, but that's how I feel.
I'm sure it was satisfying for them to act like they were better than us by backing out at the last minute, but they gave up a huge nationally relevant game for ACC games. Don't think that's a good move long-term.
|19 weeks 7 hours ago||Regardless of how stupid the end was, this just||
Regardless of how stupid the end was, this just makes sense.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||One thing to add for 247 is that you get the||
One thing to add for 247 is that you get the network, which continues to get bigger and better. Not sure Rivals and Scout are heading in the same direction.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Agree. Everyone keeps citing Riley, but has he||
Agree. Everyone keeps citing Riley, but has he done anything to imply he belongs anywhere near a discussion with Harbaugh and Meyer?
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Yay a 3:30||
Yay a 3:30 game!
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Just to clarify, are you||
Just to clarify, are you talking his AP projection or his rankings? The AP projection is just how he thinks the teams will actually be ranked after talking to voters.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Ah, the logic of Penn State. Where as long as||
Ah, the logic of Penn State. Where as long as something is just "alleged," then all is good.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||I remember him saying "I should have done more."||
I remember him saying "I should have done more."
Seems pretty clear to me where he stood.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||These standingd were voted on by a panel.||
These standingd were voted on by a panel.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah, but the point with a team like Alabama is||
Yeah, but the point with a team like Alabama is that a championship is infinitely more valuable than a Playoff appearance. The Red Wings have been crazy consistent for a long period of time and are right up there, but if you weigh the performances once there, it's certainly close with a lot of those teams.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||I don't support reconfiguring because I think you||
I don't support reconfiguring because I think you would run into the issues with poles and obstructed views. Always, love the classic look.
That said, I don't mind the idea of putting something on the sides of the scoreboards to keep sound in. Just not sure how that would work.
|29 weeks 57 min ago||Last year, they told me everybody on the interest||
Last year, they told me everybody on the interest list got tickets. My guess is no change this year.
|30 weeks 22 hours ago||The game does make the game||
The game does make the game and the atmosphere and home field advantage for night games is undeniably better. I just don't think it's that unreasonable to want more than two night games in six seasons.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||He specifically addressed||
He specifically addressed grad transfers, but one thing worth mentioning. You may want the NCAA to ban or change something, but are still willing to engage in it until the NCAA actually makes that change.
For me, I think the NCAA does need to do something regarding transfers, but until they do so, there's no reason Michigan should limit itself.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Two things on this. First,||
Two things on this. First, you need to change "decent" to great or elite. Otherwise, that statement is just wrong. BYU, Florida, and Northwestern were all certainly better than "decent" and three other Michigan opponents (IU, MINN, PSU) did make bowls. None of those wins make you a national power, but it's not like Michigan played Oregon State nine times.
The other thing I wanted to throw out is that you also need to look at who you played, how you played them, and when you played them. Wins over BYU, Northwestern, and Florida weren't just wins. Those were complete blowouts from start to finish. That's why Michigan was so high on the advanced stats, despite not having any huge wins.
Additionally, if you took the Citrus Bowl version of Michigan and let it play the same schedule, it probably goes 11-1 in the regular season. That's a pretty big factor when you're looking at where a program is going.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||LOL||
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Maybe I'm in the minority||
Maybe I'm in the minority here, but honestly, I don't have a big problem with how the divisions are currently situated, especially considering the move to nine game conference seasons. Yeah, it sucks that the Big Ten East teams have a tougher route, but I think from a long-term perspective, it's better to have a bunch of relevant regular season games than a big time title game matchup. After all, the SEC's title games are usually garbage and their conference is doing just fine.