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|3 years 51 weeks ago||PANIC! The game is today? October 5? I missed it? NO.||
The game is tomorrow, Saturday, October 6th @ 4pm.
|4 years 47 weeks ago||Latvia == Dong||
What? Did you seriously just compare Coker's manly bits to Latvia? As a Latvian I take great offense to that bit. Not cool, man. Not cool.
|5 years 39 weeks ago||Tate! WTF? Dude, c'mon...||
|5 years 43 weeks ago||True||
The buyout is $2.5M after January 1st as opposed to $4M before. I don't think that amount of money plays into DB's decisionmaking process though.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||Some Thoughts...||
1. The fact that we have not won against a ranked opponent is ridiculous. You must win games like this in the big ten. Wins over Indiana, Purdue and Illinois are good but those teams are perennial bottom half teams. Michigan is better than that.
2. I realize we have a lot of youth on defense, but I have to believe that RR has done the unit a great disservice. He clearly was not engaged enough with the D in the last three years and we're paying for it. It has to get better. I expected a loss given the play of that unit, but not a whipping. At a minimum, the ENTIRE defensive coaching staff has to be replaced. David Brandon must insist on this. Further, he must insist that the new hires be cleared through him. His way or we pay the buyout and it's the highway for RR. The episode during the Penn State game when RR had to step in front of Greg Robinson in the huddle to fire up the defense sealed that deal for me.
3. While I think momentum and rhythm play into any offensive gameplan, I've heard RR rely on that far too much as an excuse over the course of his tenure. The penalties that cause a loss of momentum are stupid. I'm tired of hearing about that crap. That comes down to discipline and coaching. It's a big concern (at least for me.).
4. Along those same lines, the best teams fight through momentum shifts and penalties. Michigan hasn't done that.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||Holy crap, that's it! LOL||
Holy crap, that's it! LOL (No offense Tim.)
|5 years 49 weeks ago||Thank you...||
...for saying that. I have complete confidence Courtney will grow into a fine CB but right now, given any other choice, he shouldn't be on the field. IMO We're hamstrung into playing a true freshman right now. Not his fault. There are few that could do better than him given the very unfortunate circumstances.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||This was the precise moment I...||
...screamed TAAAACKLE so loudly that I nearly busted 3 veins in my head and lost my voice for much of the week. This precise moment. In a related event, my wife took it upon herself to disassociate herself and our children from me by telling everyone who would listen, "He's not with us. Never met him." Overreaction? I don't know. It seemed appropriate at the time.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||I'm not happy...||
...about this, at all. Aside from the defense, this team has a ton of issues to correct going into the rest of the season. Special teams are abysmal. The fact that the team didn't know the ball was live after the blocked FG is purely a coaching issue. C'mon guys, there are too many loose ends. I'm rambling now...
|5 years 50 weeks ago||I certainly...||
...hope so. He's the spark and the flame in our offense. Here's hoping last week was just a bump in the long road. Bring it! Go Blue!
|5 years 50 weeks ago||OT: Did anyone else just hear Herbstreit just...||
...call out Mallet on the GameDay broadcast? He was talking about the Ark/Auburn contest. They were talking about Mallett's play and he said something to the effect of, "...when things aren't going right, stop looking at your coaches, stop looking at your offensive line, stop looking at your receivers and go make some plays." I don't much care for Herbie but I think he was right on here. I never cared for Mallett that much - he had a chip on his shoulder that he hadn't earned, IMO.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||As long as we....||
...win the turnover battle, Denard makes good on his promise to the team never to play that poorly again, Demens brings out his inner-DEMON, the secondary doesn't play craptacularly, Ezeh is in full-on bench splinter-getter spectator-only mode and the jackass behind my seats keeps his jackassardly Michigan fair weather fan trap shut on gameday, we'll win. The last bit about the dummy behind me won't happen and we'll lose a close one, 28-34. NO WAIT, the dummy behind me is just that, a dummy, and will have no bearing on the outcome of the game! Therefore, we win 35-31! Rejoice everyone!
Well done, Brian but I repectfully disagree with your final prediction.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||Tuber....||
...culotic. Time to break out the chronic...
Kinda ugly folks, and I'm not hopeful for IA. While I agreethat we can probably handle the IA run, that'll make Stanzi beat us with his arm. If what folks are saying is true - that IA and MSU's passing cames are comparable - look out. It could be another long day in the BH.
Kovacs may be "wierd" but I like him. Great story.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||The pain is...||
...subsiding. Nearly everything I see here are correctable mistakes. The dropped balls, especially late in the game were absolutely unacceptable. Two in a row by Roundtree? Ridiculous. They'll be better for this game moving forward. I'm confident in that. If they aren't, its a coaching issue IMO.
I also agree with the assessment that the interior OL will be able to manage the IA DL on Saturday. I think we'll see some special things from Denard and the hopefully a healthy Shaw, Smith and Hopkins (we need the latter to rage.)