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|1 day 21 hours ago||We don't need an iconic moment||
We need a win. And then another. And then another. We need to flip the script on this game, and the iconic moments will come naturally.
|2 days 15 hours ago||I vote Sparty to win if we lose||
I would much rather MSU went to the championship game than OSU, should we lose the Game. Maybe it depends on where you live, but being in Ohio there is nothing more nauseating than listening to Buckeye fans constantly crowing about how great their second rate institution is because of its football team.
|3 days 19 hours ago||Yes, but||
All year long people having been waiting for that "excellent play" by the Bucks to show up. And they haven't really dominated aside from against crappy teams. This season they just don't seem to have jelled for whatever reason. While they could play great, I think we are more likely to see the same underperforming group we have seen all year. That doesn't mean we automatically win, they have great talent, but if they were going to be a great team this year, we would have seen it by now. Maybe if they had gone with Barrett all year, they would have been great; but I don't see it happening overnight.
|3 days 21 hours ago||Disheartening?||
I don't follow why it was disheartening that the coaches went away from the run when they relaized the futility of trying. To the contrary, it showed an ability to adapt to a situation that we had not seen much of the last few years under Borges/Hoke. They went to something else that worked! That made me feel very "heartened." Nice write-up, by the way.
|3 days 21 hours ago||I think you hit it||
Michigan could not throw long effectively back then, and Ohio State--who knows what was up with them on Saturday, but they didn't try. It has been amusing to watch all the Buckeye fans tear down the coaches because of how the game was called--suddenly, those coaches are idiots after one loss in two years. I would love to play MSU right now the way Rudock has been playing the last month. Those yardage numbers would be a lot higher this time.
|6 days 21 hours ago||I have a better solution||
MSU beats Ohio State (I never want to see the Bucks win anything), then loses to Penn State the following weekend. Michigan wins out. Problem solved.
|1 week 18 hours ago||HUH?||
I don't know about you, but I always root for OSU to lose any and every game they play, whatever the consequences.
|1 week 18 hours ago||Nice analysis||
One quibble, however. You mentioned several MSU and OSU players would "graduate." I think you meant to say they would exhaust their eligibility. Don't want to assume too much, some of them did not go there to play school.
|1 week 19 hours ago||Interesting||
After last week, I sort of figured we would have trouble with their run game. Interesting that Black Shoe doesn't think they will be able to exploit our run defense. Sure hope they are right.
|1 week 22 hours ago||Everitt was awesome||
Broke his right hand one year at Michigan, and learned to snap with his left so he could continue playing. Wore a Browns' head scarf under his helmet after Modell took the team to Baltimore in a nice "F you, Art" move. Always liked the guy. Four year starter at C at Michigan too, IIRC.
|1 week 1 day ago||Not if he starts||
It's only a waste of a schollie if he doesn't contribute. If he transfers in and wins the starting job, then it's a brilliant move. If Harbaugh thinks enough of him to extend a scholarship offer, I suppose I will have a bit more confidence in his judgment as opposed to anyone on this board--which doesn't mean Harbaugh can't be wrong, but he seems to have nailed it with Rudock and most everything else he has done.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Per Dan Rather||
If a frog had sidepockets, he'd carry a handgun.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Can't stand Millen||
I don't care about the Lions or what Millen did while there, but I find him hard to listen to in the booth. He was so bad in one game I almost killed the sound after hearing "follow the FB" about 20 times. Someone needs to put him on a pitch count of sorts where he can only say the same thing oh, maybe 7 or 8 times a game.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Love Bush!||
At least I loved him when he pushed Leinert (I think) into the endzone to beat ND. Don't care what he did or did not do for the Lions, we'll always have the Bush Push.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||If we don't beat these guys by 3 TDs||
then I will start to get concerned about the rest of the season. MSU was a fluke. MN was a combination of a road game, great emotion on their side and fluky plays making it a nail biter. We should beat Rutgers by plenty at home, especially after last year's debacle.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Had a big weakness||
His Lyon eyes. They couldn't hide it.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||fire emoji?||
What we really need is a tire fire emoji or maybe a dumpster fire emoji to express ourselves more clearly. Maybe the next upgrade?
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Great, but||
How about Cleveland, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, New York, Washington? Any of those cities has the facilities to host and could make as good a case for hosting as the ones you name. Why would OSU agree to play in Detroit, but never in Ohio? Why go to Pittsburgh which is in the far east of the footprint (only three schools to its east) and not go to NY or DC where Rutgers and Maryland are located? The nice thing about Indy is that the Indiana teams always suck, so no one ever plays on his "home" field. I would guess the reason there is no rotation is that it would cause too many arguments about who was being advantaged by the sites selected. But we don't have to listen to people complain that Purdue or Indiana got an advantge in the championship game ever.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Maybe not||
We don't know what Morris's issues are. If he fixes them, he could move back ahead of Speight. Most of this board just 3 weeks or so back had Morris v. O'Korn for QB next year, with Speight transferring. People improve, things change. Dymonte Thomas finally seems to be playing better (if he would just catch those balls). Taco has been around and seems to be more of a contributor this year. Maybe Morris catches fire after a year in Harbaugh's system. We'll see.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||He also said||
That Speight moved ahead of Morris two or three weeks ago. So why wouldn't he play Speight first in that game, whether or not he is trying to save a redshirt for Morris? I don't have a dog in the backup QB fight, but it sure sounds as if Harbaugh is saying Speight is playing better now and is No. 2.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Not saving a redshirt||
Harbaugh said Wilton passed Shane on the depth chart. It's that simple.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah, maybe||
But if the worm had had a gun, that wouldn't have happened.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Depends on how the season goes||
If we finish strong, and other teams in the race for some of these guys implode (like we did the last two years), I can see some of the top guys falling to Michigan for a change. If we stumble, that takes some of the shine off the team, and it'll be like the last two years. So just win the next game, and then the next, and then . . .
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Kung-fu||
Like Caine, he is going to walk the Earth. And have adventures.
|5 weeks 19 hours ago||Long term Harbaugh||
I think Harbaugh will stay at Michigan for the rest of his career if he is happy with the job. It was good enough for Bo, and I think he will think it is good enough for him too. Now, if the administration or the fans or the ghost of David Brandon screw with him to the point he decides it sucks, he'll go. But I don't think he will go just to scale new mountains. 50 years from now, there is little chance he will be remembered as a legend in some NFL city even if he wins a Super Bowl or two; things fluctuate too much unless your are NE and have Tom Brady. But 50 years from now, he can be remembered as Crisler or Yost or Bo if he stays at Michigan. Either way, he'll have more money than he can reasonably spend, so why leave?
|5 weeks 21 hours ago||Also defensive backs||
Last year, we started out trying to play man coverage. Didn't work too well. This year, with the same guys (adding a healthy Peppers for the entire season and subtracting Countess), it seems to be working out kind of great.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||It may be his job to offer an opinion||
But Harbaugh was so gracious in deflecting potentially negative things he could have said about what Hoke did with the program, one would expect to see that graciousness reciprocated with something more along the lines of "well, it's a tough call. Not sure what I would have done had I been in the situation. I may have been tempted to run the ball etc. . . . But it's all hindsight now, and given how well the special teams had played, I don't see how anyone can fault the decision." Or whatever.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Not necessarily||
You ignore the possibility they heave it 40 yards, the zebras call pass interference, they get one more play and kick the FG.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Lest we forget||
Hoke was the genius tactician who opted to go for 2 against OSU (smart idea), but then came out in the very SAME FORMATION and ran the SAME PLAY after OSU called a time out to talk about what Michigan was going to do. Now he takes a shot at Harbaugh because of a fluke play on what was probably the right call. Come on, Brady, STFU so we can all continue to think you were a nice guy who got promoted over his head and not a jealous dick.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Especially against Sparty||
Spartan Bob and the clock, which was simple cheating that led to the Big Ten installing league timekeepers, IIRC. This goat rodeo, which is hard to categorize. I think there was another flukey loss I can't recall right now. How about giving NW a break, and crushing Sparty some time when we play them, o football gods?