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|1 day 13 hours ago||Michigan 40, Penn State 13.||
Michigan 40, Penn State 13.
|6 days 22 hours ago||And Oklahoma and Florida in||
And Oklahoma and Florida in the top 10...
|1 week 3 days ago||33-23 Michigan||
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Does out-hitting us mean that||
Does out-hitting us mean that they out-physicaled us? If so, sounds like someone was out-coached to lose 51-14 despite out-hitting the opponent.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||That is likely what happened,||
That is likely what happened, but is it not possible that he looked at the depth chart at TE and talked to Harbaugh about that frankly and he came to his own conclusion.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||50-9 Michigan.||
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Yep.Winning will solve it.||
Winning will solve it. If we win out - 13-0 - I don't see Houston getting into the playoffs above us. Especially as Oklahoma quite possibly could have 3 or 4 losses by the end of the regular season taking the luster off of that win.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Easy on Lloyd. He has UofM's||
Easy on Lloyd.
He has UofM's only National Championship since the 1940s. He isn't exactly a crappy coach,
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I think it is fair to say||
I think it is fair to say that Colorado was slightly better than CSU last year.
4-9 in the Pac12 is at least equivalent to 7-6 in the Mountain West. Colorado won head to head, and computer polls like Sagarin give the slight edge to Colorado.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Michigan 37-13.||
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Mason Cole played fine as a||
Mason Cole played fine as a freshman at the LT position. Bredeson could maul a bear, he should do well too. I expect great things from him in the future. Next to Gary, he is the freshman I am most excited about, because we need to get back to controlling the line of scrimmage.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I wish RichRod all of the||
I wish RichRod all of the success possible unless he is coaching against UofM.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Hawaii looks like they will||
Hawaii looks like they will improve slighlty from that 3-10 season that they had last year.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||It sounds like the player||
It sounds like the player that would be punished the most severe was going to be injured for the first month of the season anyways.
My guess is their starters will be back in time for MSU.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah, every year there is||
Yeah, every year there is discussion about moving people around -- usually it is to get the best 5 on the field.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||In Dinardo's defense, I||
In Dinardo's defense, I remember Dinardo saying that we had big physical bodies and talent so we could compete for the conference title in 2012 and 2013. Was that not true? Hoke had the talent, Hoke just could not develop it well and put it into a gameplan (especially QB).
So you watch a practice and you see a lot of talent and size and come away impressed like Dinardo did. What is missing is that they weren't going up against another team with a coach who knew how to use his players.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||They should have just said||
They should have just said best college team so Vermont could have had a Division 2 team instead of a vacuum.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||My fandom became when I was a||
My fandom became when I was a student at UofM attending my first game vs Notre Dame in 1999. Unfortunately, I grew up a Spartan fan, but at least I evolved and got my degree from the proper school. :-)
|6 weeks 3 days ago||My wife and I bought a cheap||
My wife and I have a cheap rental duplex. As of now we intend to rent out both units and have it paid off by the time our kids are in college. The proceeds will fund their college. The problem is that the unit can go from having no issues for a couple years to a whole host of issues all at once.
We also assume that our two kids will help with the duties of owning a rental when they are older and it might instill some sort of an entrepreneurial spirit or accountability within them.
|7 weeks 22 hours ago||We don't need to reinvent||
We don't need to reinvent conferences and all of the implications that follow to create a playoff system.
In fact, I love how in CFB if you lose a regular season game it is a big deal. You lose an NFL regular season game it isn't. I don't want to water down the regular season where it is like college basketball and games are just for seeding teams with a pulse.
|7 weeks 22 hours ago||Not necessarily, flukes||
Not necessarily, flukes happen and sometimes the best team gets a post-season ban.
Wisconsin won the BigTen with a 7-5 regular season schedule just in 2012. Their OOC schedule was garbage. Beat Northern Iowa by 5, beat Utah State by 2, Lost to Oregon State, struggled against UTEP (only led by 4 points at one point in the 4th quarter).
|7 weeks 22 hours ago||So a few years ago, Wisconsin||
So a few years ago, Wisconsin finished the regular season 7-5, yet through a series of flukes went on to win the BigTen title. Their OOC schedule included beating Northern Iowa by 5 and Utah State by 2 points, losing to Oregon State and beating UTEP in a game that was within 4 points during the 4th quarter.
Would they not be undeserving to have such a limited playoff spot even though they won the conference?
|7 weeks 1 day ago||There are over 120 D1 FBS||
There are over 120 D1 FBS teams and only 6 playoff spots in this scenario. You are fine with giving a spot away to a clearly inferior team simply because they won a conference, a team that may have only lucked out due to the better team getting a post season ban?
|7 weeks 1 day ago||You say less of a chance of||
You say less of a chance of Notre Dame getting shut out from the playoffs?
Are you arguing against an expanded field?
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I think the pollsters do an||
I think the pollsters do an okay job of considering SoS.
An undefeated midmajor team rarely cracks the top 6 heading into the post season. And if we are honest, it is why the SEC has so many teams ranked.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I like it. It rewards a||
I like it. It rewards a better regular season and makes the regular season more valuable.
Typically the teams ranked 1-2, will have noticeably better regular seasons than the teams ranked 3-6.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I would prefer a 6 team||
I would prefer a 6 team playoff, but with the top 6 ranked overall.
The problem is that there are times when a 3+ loss team wins the conference.
For example, in 2012 Ohio State was banned from post season play and 8-6 Wisconsin was BigTen Champion.
In 1999, Stanford was 8-3 in the regular season, but that was enough to win the Pac-10. Etc...
|7 weeks 2 days ago||The reason I wouldn't take||
The reason I wouldn't take every conference champion automatically, is that every so often you see a 4 loss team "win" their conference championship.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I'd prefer a 6 team||
I'd prefer a 6 team playoff.
-Major advantage to be the #1 or #2 seed and get a 1st round bye, which places extra value on regular season.
-Protects the regular season a lot more than an 8 or 16 team playoff. A 16 team playoff would have years with 3 loss teams making it in. In fact, last year three 3 loss teams would have made the playoffs using the playoff rankings for a 16 team playoff.
-Every major conference champion has a chance to get in, we must admit that Stanford deserved a chance last year.
-Just take the top 6 overall.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Only a few SEC teams have won||
Only a few SEC teams have won a national title? Since our title in 1997 the SEC has had 5 schools win national titles; Tennessee, Florida, Auburn, LSU, and Alabama. No other conference is close.