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|4 hours 48 min ago||To be clear, I've been saying||
To be clear, I've been saying 8-4 is my expectation for quite a while. I just think that going higher than that is a lot more likely than ending up worse than 8-4. So while I don't think wojo is wrong saying that 8-4 is reasonable, I would also say that 8-4 should pretty much be the floor of reasonable predictions.
EDIT: I am basing a bit of my expectations on the 2011-2012 turnaround of OSU. That is a prime example of what coaching can do in terms of turning a talented team around. The obvious difference is that OSU had a future all American QB, but I don't think the comparison is far off other than that.
|5 hours 33 min ago||Maybe I have my homer glasses||
Maybe I have my homer glasses on, but anyone who is saying 8-4 is "reasonable" is being very conservative. We have one of the most talented teams in the conference (granted, they have yet to show it) and one if the best coaches in the country. 8-4 is not only reasonable, it's pretty much expected and anyone who knows how good the defense should be and the potential of the OL and running backs should know that higher than 8-4 is a very good possibility.
|5 hours 47 min ago||I think the evidence points||
I think the evidence points to the previous staff being an absolutely terrible offensive staff (which, duh). The guys on the offensive line who were coached under Rich Rod were able to produce results in 2011 and 2012, and after that the wheels came off. What could have been indeed, had we had a competent OL coach and offensive coordinator. In retrospect, Hoke and Rich Rod were dichotomous in that they both fielded very good teams on one side of the field, and absolutely terrible on the other side. That was their fatal flaw, they had an incomplete coaching ability on their staff.
|1 day 3 hours ago||That was.... Actually way||
That was.... Actually way more informative than I thought it would be.
|1 day 4 hours ago||I'm sure many informations||
I'm sure many informations will be had.
|3 days 1 min ago||Ditto, and Rich Rod as well.||
Ditto, and Rich Rod as well. Actually I quit on Rich Rod around the Wisconsin game in 2010 and I quit on Hoke around Maryland. But close enough.
|3 days 3 hours ago||Why do we even bother with||
Why do we even bother with pressers? They never reveal anything interesting or informative.
|4 days 38 min ago||I've read Three and Out, and||
I've read Three and Out, and the only thing I can remember Carr doing to "undermine" Rich Rod is telling players he would support them if they chose to leave the program. And like I said, had a couple more players stuck around, it wouldn't have made a whole hell of a lot of difference in 2008 anyhow. Ryan Mallet would not have stuck around either way, and he was the biggest key to the season.
Is there anything that I'm forgetting that Carr did that directly affected the football team?
|4 days 2 hours ago||The overall conclusion here||
The overall conclusion here should be that we should have hired a competent AD in 2010, who then would have hired Harbaugh. Or hell, we should have hired Harbaugh in 2008. If we had done that, he may have moved on by now, but the last 7 years would have gone much smoother and we'd be in a lot better shape than we are now, regardless of who the coach in 2015 would be.
|4 days 2 hours ago||While I agree that Carr was||
While I agree that Carr was less than accepting of Rich Rod's tenure, what in the hell would support from Carr have done for Rich Rod? Would we have won more games? Probably not. Would Rich Rod have been given another year or two? Probably not, since Dave Brandon was the AD and Dave Brandon does what Dave Brandon wants. Would the administration have given Rich Rod more money for a DC? Maybe, but I have my doubts.
I guess that the point I'm trying to make is that Lloyd had no part whatsoever in Rich Rod's demise. Maybe the attrition would have been slightly better had he been supportive, but that wouldn't have saved that 2008 season and didn't matter after that.
|5 days 9 min ago||They were 11-3 last year,||
They were 11-3 last year, lost by 2 to Florida State in the ACC championship game, and convincingly beat Mississppi State in their bowl game (who had been ranked top 10 all season). Not sure what they have in the way of returning starters, but they were a top 15ish team last year, so seeing them that high is not surprising.
EDIT: Oops, this was meant as a reply to the guy above who asked what Georgia Tech's deal was.
|5 days 6 hours ago||Didn't you say you were on||
Didn't you say you were on vacation? Get off mgoblog and go to the beach!
|5 days 19 hours ago||New Belgium Trippel. 8% and||
New Belgium Trippel. 8% and it tastes so gooood
|1 week 1 day ago||I've seen Michigan anywhere||
I've seen Michigan anywhere from 26 to 64, and Utah in that same range. No one knows anything at this point.
|1 week 2 days ago||That'd be OK with me, as long||
That'd be OK with me, as long as it's not 2009 again.
|1 week 2 days ago||That's it guys, we're winning||
That's it guys, we're winning the natty. You heard it from BTN first.
|1 week 2 days ago||My fiance has already had to||
My fiance has already had to send her less than yr old Macbook in for repairs, twice. Meanwhile, my laptop with superior specs and less than half the cost purchased 6 months before hers is running fine.
|1 week 3 days ago||Unrelated to your particular problems, but it may help others:||
I had a problem with the background process "Runtime Broker" hogging CPU constantly. Long story short, I did a "Windows Reset," which reinstalled Windows while keeping all of my files. It ended up working. I later figured out that it was due to a few of the default apps on the start menu not being able to download their information from Microsoft's server for whatever reason, which made some sort of infinite loop run in the background.
|1 week 3 days ago||To think that Apple nowdays||
To think that Apple nowdays is "different" is deluding yourself.
|1 week 4 days ago||Jason Segel used to hang out||
Jason Segel used to hang out at The Arena during shooting for The Five Year engagement. I was working next door at Blue Tractor at the time. I never got to talk to him, but one of the girls that worked there said he was nice but really boring.
Also when I was very young (10 or so) I THINK I saw George Lucas at some hotel in Chicago, but never was able to verify if it was actually him. My 10 year old brain probably wasn't spot-on for recognizing people at the time.
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||This seems like an excellent||
This seems like an excellent use of 1.85 billion pounds. Renewable energy? Nah. Cancer research? Nah. I just want a badass place to do my Larping.
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||I guess I just don't get it||
I guess I just don't get it then. I don't care who offered his logo. Basketball on a football uni is dumb.
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||So what? This is more stupid||
So what? This is more stupid than alternate uniforms, if you ask me. Put it on the basketball team, fine, but on the football team? That doesn't make sense to me. Yes, I realize that the Jordan brand is in golfing, racing, and baseball, but it doesn't belong on a Michigan football uniform.
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||Unique does not equal good.||
Unique does not equal good. A basketball logo on a football uniform is just stupid.
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||That's just.... stupid. Not||
That's just.... stupid. Not sure why people are so receptive of this here. Why put a basketball logo on a football uniform?
Other fans are already saying "Michigan's football team forgot what sport they play." And yeah, given the last few years, I think that's true.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||We do have bodies on the OL||
We do have bodies on the OL though, more than we've had since probably 2011. Most of it has been really young, which has been the problem. We don't lack talent at OL. And really, they weren't bad last year. Improvement into the "fairly good" territory this year is to be expected.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I have no doubt that he will||
I have no doubt that he will - eventually. I'd put our chances of winning the B1G this year at about 1%.
OSU is just too good, and MSU will be a challenge. Things have to go extremely right for us to knock off one of those teams, much less both.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||At this point, we should be||
At this point, we should be expecting this stuff before the season. It sucks, but it happens just about every year, at least to us because we can't have nice things.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Sad thing is, that was the||
Sad thing is, that was the second best season we've had since I became a fan in late 2006 (I don't count 2006 because I started paying attention right around the OSU game)
|2 weeks 2 days ago||So close, and yet so far...||
So close, and yet so far...