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|5 years 44 weeks ago||Good point. I think Jonas||
Good point. I think Jonas will be hard to keep off the field.
Also, I've been wanting to +1 you for your avatar for a long time now and finally have the mgopoints to do it. So...there you go. Nicely done.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||While I agree that Lewan has||
While I agree that Lewan has proven himself to be an upgrade over these guys, I feel a lot less nervous about having him out than I would about a lot of other positions. Our O line finally has some depth, and we were doing quite well there before Lewan broke into the starting rotation. Also, while Lewan is a beast, he has also made some mistakes that have stalled drives. If his head is affected, his judgment will not be improved. Letting some experience guys get the start if Lewan is questionable is fine by me. I want him ready to ride some buckeye donkeys.
That being said, if he's good to go there's no reason not to have him in there.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Meanwhile, Don has admitted||
Meanwhile, Don has admitted in other posts on this site to be not-as-freshly-out-of-college, and he doesn't seem to have a problem with it. I'm been out almost a decade and I'd be fine with it, too.
Look, if some drunk kids who've had to watch some terrible years at the M decide to jump on the field IF (please let this be "when") we beat Wisconsin, I certainly will not judge them for it. Others may say it's silly or whatever, but I say let kids be kids and have a good time...especially if it means they (read: we) have something to be happy about on Saturday.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||If only a punter could truly||
If only a punter could truly deliver us and "shorten the way" to the national title game. I guess if he keeps putting that crazy spin that caused Purdon't to drop that punt in the beginning of the second half it could all work out. I'm pretty sure if our offense had Illinois like field position all day against anyone we would score 83 or more.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||That's a great avatar. Did||
That's a great avatar. Did you make that up yourself or did you get it from somewhere (possibly this site?)? Brilliant, either way.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||I think I...||
...see what you did there. I really hope their coaches aren't doing their jobs as well.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Based on those stats, he's||
Based on those stats, he's actually currently 1-3. 1-1 currently at Michigan. And last time we beat them they were also in the top 10 and we were way worse than we are this year. Of course, so were they...as it turned out...as their ranking was largely a pre-season one, but hopefully you get my point.
After this weekend, he will either be 1-4 or 2-3. I'm hoping for the latter.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||I could definitely go for||
I could definitely go for Superman. As in mistake-free 500 yards of offense Denard.
Let's stay away from the Rocky Road though, okay?
|5 years 45 weeks ago||"After seeing Mark Moundros||
"After seeing Mark Moundros trying to fill Mouton's spot for one game – a game by the way that featured the statistically best defensive performance of the year – I'm ready to go back to Weapon X."
Put me in, coach!
|5 years 45 weeks ago||I was scared, Cosmic. But||
I was scared, Cosmic. But then again, MSU and Iowa really look to be better teams. PSU's walk-on appears to be better than we thought and their whole team seemed to step it up and we still almost came back in that one. I am tentatively hopeful that we come out and execute in all 3 phases.
Take a look at this random and statisitcal but truly indicative of nothing info:
We have played 2 previous games in Indiana this season: they were both thrilling victories.
Against b10 opponents whose states border ours (IL, IN) we are 2-0.
Against b10 opponents who we do not share a border with or are inside our border (IA, PA, MI) we are 0-3
Based on this "data," I predict that we win out!!! Ohio and Wisconsin share borders with Michigan, too!! We can extend this for the whole season if we include New England in the teams that we beat. It's foolproof. Sadly, I am more than a fool for Michigan football.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||A near-perfect metaphor. The||
A near-perfect metaphor. The original pain was too great and the memory too fresh. "Medical technology" can tell us all that it wants, but we're going to have be be able to run on this thing for awhile before we can even hope to trust. Let's just hope those doctors were right about our knee being ok...
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Definitely agree with you||
Definitely agree with you about taking the over.
However, I think that because I seriously see this O churning along to the point where we score close to 61.5 all by ourselves. I hope I am right.
Generally, if Purdue scores any points at all (inevitable) the over should be attained. I actually at least want to believe we can really put a hurting on Purdue. I mean, shouldn't we have just one (PLEASE!) comfortable win over a big ten opponent that isn't Minnesota 2008 when Nick Sheridan played the one (and only) good game of his life?
But yeah, just win...and I'll be mostly happy.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Rod Smith||
Our QB coach's name is Rod Smith. Based on what I have seen in the development of players that actually have talent and stick around (granted, I only have Tate and Denard for reference) he seems to have a decent idea of what he is doing. Obviously, Denard put in some work on his own, but also obviously, he's considerably better than last year. I expect to continue to see this kid get even better, at least in the passing game, and hopefully with some of his decision-making.
That being said, the level at which Denard performs and his running ability are already more than I could've hoped for out of this season. Our O is a juggernaut. If we get a D, we will be soooo good.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Disagree...||
While logic says that you are right, Mouton should not make or break tomorrow's game. Either we come out swinging, or we are in trouble.
On the other hand, I believe we can score against Wiscy/OSU which means that our best chance is to get big plays/turnovers against those teams on D to give ourselves a chance to outscore them. Mouton and his ability to MAKE PLAYS (some good) could give us a legitimate shot at them...but not if he aggravates an injury against the boilers.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Help me, Tessel-ball be||
Help me, Tessel-ball be wan-Kenobi, you're my only hope.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||I appreciate both you and the||
I appreciate both you and the poster you are replying to risking the massive neg bang to tell how you really feel. I admittedly don't have nearly the football knowledge or experience to understand this, but it's nice to see that Brian's word is not merely taken as truth and is at least questioned.
While I watch the struggles on Defense, I find it difficult to know who to blame. I think there is certainly culpability on the coaching staff for much and likely the majority of the issues, but I also think that sometimes we want to point to the coaches as utter failures because this also gives us hope that by switching the coaches all will be made right in the world.
Clearly, there are many factors that affect the defense. One that we have been hearing about all season long is youth compounded by injuries at positions of no depth. This is still a factor and worsening. However, other issues are clearly there with scheme or lack thereof or change of scheme. It's all been a real shitshow, but it's not just one thing and it's important we're careful not to believe that there is a quick fix.
Still, I am hopeful for the future for the defense as when combined with our offense we can truly be a force in NCAAF. I can also understand that GERG will likely be a casualty of our defense's failings who is also likely deserving of being said casualty.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||"An offense at this level||
"An offense at this level plus an average defense in the Big Ten will probably mean at least nine wins. If the defense makes an average bad defense improvement, it will probably be more like 9 wins."
Umm...I'm confused. Are these things co-eval, hence nine wins? Or did you mean to say a different win total in one of these cases?
|5 years 46 weeks ago||I believe that we had a||
I believe that we had a player suspended after Weis complained about something that happened in ND last year. It was basically a non-call in the game or at least not being hit with a suspension, but then our guy was retroactively suspended.
Rich then came back and said that if we are going to be doing this sort of thing for one play, that more plays should be looked at. The result was some Purdue player being suspended for a game for something he did that was originally not called or whatever.
Forgive the lack of specific detail above, but hopefully you get the point.
Anyway, after last year's game Hope goes to shake Rich's hand and says "Hey Rich, here's the guy you kept out of a game with all your whining earlier this season...asshole," (this is a paraphrase) and puts him in a really uncomfortable position. There a fair bit of talk about this confrontation, and most believe it has left a rather bitter taste in Rodriguez's mouth for Purdue. There was also some "snake oil selling" that Hope accused Rich of when Roundtree de-committed from Purdue to come to Michigan.
So yeah...there's some bitterness there.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||Not just top 20. I believe||
Not just top 20. I believe they finished in the top 10 each of his final 3 seasons at WVU. I miss finishing anywhere near that spot and hope it happens again soon...
|5 years 46 weeks ago||This sad but true fact makes||
This sad but true fact makes me truly sad.
Damn you and your logically logical logic! I had almost been convinced we could win this weekend. I guess we still could. I'll let you guys know if I see any pigs drinking redbulls.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||A fine speech. If not for||
A fine speech. If not for the fact that you make specific references to the season and the game, I would think that you were quoting an actualy pre-game speech from the glory days. I got tingles.
I am both so scared and so excited for this game. I guess that's what fear/paranoia level is about!
I would +1 you if I had the mgopoints to be allowed to do so.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||I mostly agree with this,||
I mostly agree with this, other than the fact that our defense manages to make me scared of ANY quarterback, concussed or walk-on or otherwise.
That being said, I'm less scared of all of PSU qb's than I have been of the last three we have faced. Of course, I wasn't very scared of UMass's qbs...
So...I guess I'm saying I'm pretty scared, but not AS scared as I could be.
Definitely nothing wrong with going after whatever quarterback a football team puts in pads and a helmet and marches out onto a football field.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||I also have and ND dad (and||
I also have and ND dad (and an ND little sister). I was raised on ND and I think that there tradition, fight song, etc. actually helped me to be a better Michigan fan.
We sat together at this year's game (along with my mom who prefers ND and whose birthday it was), and while I cheered when we scored and (especially) when we won, I also showed respect to their fans and my family. I even sang their alma mater with them as is their tradition after the game. I may get neg-banged for saying it, but I still love those Domers 364 days out of the year.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||I have just returned to work||
I have just returned to work (and hence, MGoBlog reading) from a nice out-of-town trip for the bye weekend, and discovering this has been the high point of an otherwise horrible realization that I'm...back to work.
This truly rivals even some of Brian's best stuff. Kudos to you, sir.
|5 years 48 weeks ago||Agreed. While anger is||
Agreed. While anger is justified, anger born of ignorance is more frustrating than the difficulties we have had defensively (that have only cost us two games, to date no less).
In this case, ignorance is not bliss. It's just something that makes me even more angry (when people start talking about how Rich needs to go at half time of a game that we haven't even lost yet (Iowa) that if we lose it will make us 5-2) than my frustrations with the product on the field. Of course, part of that is because I actually follow the team, know what it is struggling against, and realize that I shouldn't be that frustrated with it...or at least not that surprised given those struggles and given that knowledge.
Stupid people who follow Michigan only because they were the team in the state that wins all the time, are really mad when that team isn't winning anymore...or at least not as much. And they don't bother to look at why the team isn't winning as much, just who's been in charge while it's been happening.
|5 years 48 weeks ago||I also got it. But I've||
I also got it. But I've heard that's more of a post-marriage thing than a smart thing. Still, pretty funny.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||I'd like to believe that, but||
I'd like to believe that, but worry about the ten points Indiana scored against OSU.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||I hate to agree with you, and||
I hate to agree with you, and give Sparty any credit...but there is some truth to that. Sparty has not been great, but they have been decent enough to win some football games the past couple of years. We, on the other hand, have been abysmal. This is our first time in three years where we had a team that (we think) is even good. And they have a team that looks like it should win almost all of their football games, looking at the rest of their schedule. Iowa is the toughest game they have left. The rest is largely against the bottom of the big 10. Now, they may have their usual post-Michigan meltdown, but they may not.
If they get past Purdue, Minnesota, Illinois, Northwestern, and a very weak-looking Penn State and still lose to Iowa, that could be an 11-1 Sparty. That would be one of the best Sparty teams in a long time. I'm not really hoping it would happen, but it does shed a little light on the possibility that we got beaten by a better team. It's sad to think that MSU would have a better team than us the past 3 years, but that may be the reality of transition and attrition. It's frustrating to be a Michigan fan and have these things affect you, but..hey, Denard.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||While I agree with most of||
While I agree with most of what you say, I would say it was a good day statistically...only if you look only at yards and not at that INT stat.
I don't think it takes away anything he's done already or drops him out of the heisman race, but the 3 picks are a statistic that cannot be ignored and is never good for anybody.
I still think Denard has shown considerably more good than bad and is the best player in the country right now. The fact that he still helped gain as many yards on an off day is encouraging, and had he connected with non-spartans on a couple of those picks we could've still lost and the hype machine would've kept building. As it stands, a small wrench was thrown into the works of said hype machine, but I'm hoping that when the wrench gets removed the machine starts working even better than before.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||I do think that referring to||
I do think that referring to Denard as Dreadlock Jesus over and over again is pretty funny. Other than that, you can clearly see the bias...but then again this is to be expected. There is clearly bias/hope on Brian's part as well...but this guy seems to be pushing it a bit more.
I guess we see what we want to see. Hopefully tomorrow, this holds true, and we all see Denard/Dreadlock Jesus run for 400 yards and pass for 600...yep, I could go for a 1,000 Den-yard day.