FWIW. Michigan doesn't seem inclined to get re-involved.
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|29 min 23 sec ago||Side note: Michigan has the||
Side note: Michigan has the 18th ranked class on Scout, but ties with Alabama for first with average star ranking.
|1 hour 2 min ago||I just got done watching the||
I just got done watching the highlights from last year's version of The Game. It gave me a lot of hope for this season. We were evenly matched with a team that had won 23 straight games, even with our broken offensive line. We lost less key players than they did.
We know what this team is capable of when firing on all cylinders, which Nussmeier will hopefully help us do more often. Our defense will be among the best in the conference. None of this is revolutionary perspective, but if our offensive line becomes even serviceable, we have a stable of talented backs and recievers that can make this offense very dangerous as well, not to mention a pretty decent QB. Fix our offensive line, and we have a contender for the Big Ten title, and an outside shot at being a contender for a national title.
The problem being, fixing our offensive line is easier said than done. But if we have a pretty decent season this year (9+ wins in the regular season), that will be a huge springboard for next year, when our roster should be loaded and deep nearly everywhere, along with an experienced and veteran offensive line. The future is bright, my friends.
|1 day 21 hours ago||"Like maybe Michigan should||
"Like maybe Michigan should have tried to keep doing the zone stuff they were good at."
I don't disagree, but isn't this site's stance also that Rich Rod was right by running the spread in 2008, even though that's not what we were "good at?" Why does Rich Rod get a pass for doing this and installing his system from day 1 and Hoke does not?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I don't care if they play||
I don't care if they play pissed off. I just want them to play well. I did not feel like there was a single game last year where I came away feeling like "man, the team did outstandingly well today!" Aside from possibly Notre Dame.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I'm guessing that 95% of the||
I'm guessing that 95% of the people here don't care about this, but whatever. I'm happy.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Well, happy birthday to me!||
Well, happy birthday to me!
|7 weeks 2 days ago||But really though, 2006||
But really though, 2006 defense for $2? Sure, they weren't perfect but if I remember correctly they had the #1 rushing defense in the country that season with ~40 yds given per game. That's a steal, in my book.
I'd take the 2010 offense, 2006 defense, Denard, the '85 schedule and Bo.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||"Lucky" What makes you think||
What makes you think they even care if people show up? It's free, and it's a practice (coaches have said this many times over). I don't know why people are acting like it's a benefit to the program or it makes a big difference one way or the other. I mean, sure, I would like it if it were more interesting and a game-like atmosphere, but that's not really what they're trying to do with it, so why be mad about it?
|16 weeks 5 days ago||This is why i don't like||
This is why i don't like basketball as much as football. If it's a great game in football, it's entertaining and terrifying. This is just terrifying.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Is it just me or are our guys||
Is it just me or are our guys getting mugged and as soon as we touch one of them it's a foul?
|18 weeks 5 days ago||What good is a national||
What good is a national championship that isn't hard to earn? It'd be like "earning" a degree with someone else doing your school work.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||I can totally see why you||
I can totally see why you felt the need to provide this comment on it then.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||Objectively, where have we||
Objectively, where have we "lacked development" anywhere besides the OL? Replace the 2013 OL with the 2011 OL and I think that we win 10 games in 2013. The rest of the team was competent to pretty darn good. The OL just overshadowed everything. We had a dangerous QB/WR combo that didnt always show through because of the OL. Our defense was pretty good until asked to stop drive after drive on short fields. If the OL last year is even average, Michigan is a top 15ish team in all likelihood.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||For the record, I graduated||
For the record, I graduated in 2011. I cared zero percent about WiFi in the stadium. Is it really that different now?
|22 weeks 4 days ago||This is a bit get off my||
This is a bit get off my lawn-ish, but can people really not go to a game and ignore their phone for 3 and a half hours? It was annoying to not be able to text friends and relatives about the game but the last thing Michigan Stadium and humanity needs is everyone staring at Facebook in the stands.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||However much you think||
However much you think Comcast sucks, Time Warner tops their suckage by a wide margin. I've had experience with both, and Time Warner is by far the worst company I've ever had the misfortune of dealing with. You have to try to have as terrible of customer support as they do.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||I'm more concerned about||
I'm more concerned about post-post-Mattison, myself. Who is going to fill in after Mattison's successor retires?
|24 weeks 4 days ago||I will say this: the man||
I will say this: the man knows his audience.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||I would love a 9-10 win year.||
I would love a 9-10 win year. We do have a lot of potential losses though (@ND, @MSU, @OSU) not to mention a couple of potentiall rough games at home. This whole season hinges on if the OL can get any better while losing two NFL tackles. IF the line gets to average, I see about 9 wins. But I think that's a fairly large if.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||I had Huyge in a few of my||
I had Huyge in a few of my classes. He seemed like a cool guy.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||Much like Big Ten transplants||
Much like Big Ten transplants Saban and Miles dominate the SEC?
|27 weeks 1 day ago||You were always a man of||
You were always a man of words.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||I hear James Winston prefers||
I hear James Winston prefers the rapier
|27 weeks 4 days ago||The line doesn't appear to be||
The line doesn't appear to be much stronger... for 2014, when none of these potential recruits will see the field or be on a college campus. Once those top OL classes that Hoke signed when he got here mature, the line SHOULD be one of the best in the nation. Combine that with Nussmeier. That's what we should be selling recruits.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||I just recently moved to the||
I just recently moved to the area and I haven't really seen or heard much of anything about the rivalry. It definitely seems like less of a big deal to everyone around here than the michigan-osu rivalry.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Is it just me or is GRIII||
Is it just me or is GRIII really turning it on this year? Sorry if this is a late observation, I haven't really been paying too much attention to shootyhoops.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||What's the beer of choice||
What's the beer of choice tonight? I've got The Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Worst outcome 10-2? Boy, I||
Worst outcome 10-2? Boy, I hope you're right. I do think next year will be better than 2013, but there are still plenty of losable games on the schedule. I'm going to set my expectations for an 8-4 year.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||I assume you're talking about||
I assume you're talking about 2011? I hate to break it to you, but exactly zero linemen from that game will be on the team next year. So in essence, that was already building toward "absolutely fucking nothing."
|29 weeks 1 day ago||Perspective||
Dantonio didn't look all that great after his third year, going 6-7 after 7-6 and 8-5 seasons (actually, not bad for MSU standards). He didn't start putting it together until the 4th season and beyond, and it remains to be seen what Hoke can do from here on out. I don't think Hoke will have a 10 win season next year, but the trend will almost certainly be up. We still have an extremely young team, and as it matures we *should* get a lot better with the talent level of the last few classes, if these coaches are worth half their salt. Dantonio has a good thing going, obviously, with less than stellar recruiting classes, but that doesn't mean that Hoke is dead in the water.