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|2 days 3 hours ago||I agree with and I think most||
I agree with and I think most people are going to roll their eyes at all the "conference championships" if chaos happens this weekend. At least in basketball teams are playing for seeding and for auto bids because worst case scenario is some team barely scraping above .500 gets knocked out. But the football conference games are proving meaningless except to potentially eliminate teams from the playoff conversation. I'm sure Washington and Clemson would sit this week out like OSU if they could and their opponents have almost zero chance of playing their way in. I'm not sure there is an easy answer. There isn't the parity across conferences and divisions to allow for auto bids and there aren't enough spots in the playoff to accommodate all of them anyways. You don't get home and homes against division rivals so you end up with these resumes that are next to impossible to compare. What does MIchigan's loss at Iowa and OSU mean if they don't get a home game against the two? I've always felt the debate over who is better is part of what makes college football so interesting, it's so rare to really know at the end of the regular season who is legit because you have so few data points. I like the selection committee for this reason and selfishly I think their process is good for the sport, but the conference championships seem to be at odds with what they see and for good reason.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Superfecta will happen 11/26.||
Superfecta will happen 11/26. BKFinest it.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||We have a mighty crowded backfield if true. Good||
We have a mighty crowded backfield if true. Good problems I suppose.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I thought I read on here that PSU and our squad||
I thought I read on here that PSU and our squad had their bye weeks originally scheduled earlier and we agreed to move the game up to allow for the bye to fall later in the season. This is why you are seeing conference games early in the schedule sandwiched between nonconference opponents (msu v wisconsin and also sec early season matchups) .
|8 weeks 2 days ago||My guess is that Allen||
My guess is that Allen doesn't kick a field goal on Saturday, unless they decide to use him exclusively for longer field goals due to leg strength. I think Tice has a 3 week/2 game audition before we play State to show he can do the job.
I know Brian said as much in the podcast, but there is a reason that teams have different players punting, kicking field goals, and kicking off. It's too much to practice and too much wear and tear on the leg. Kenny Allen didn't kick extra points in the second half of Hawaii and UCF, not sure about Colorado. I'm sure the coaches were trying to limit what they were asking of him and kicking an extra point is just as much wear as kicking a field goal. Switching kickers in a tie ball game to me signals the coaches acknowledging that the do it all experiment was failing, and they were probably doing Allen a disservice by asking too much.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||If you ever find yourself in Lansing one of the||
If you ever find yourself in Lansing one of the few redeeming places in the city is El Oasis. The barbacoa and pastore tacos are out out this world.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Nick Saban||
Nick Saban disagrees.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Joe Buck melodramatic? No||
Joe Buck melodramatic? No way.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||Agreed it is bad. Loved that||
Agreed it is bad. Loved that movie in college, rewatched recently and realized how terrible the acting was.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||Perfect movie night for me is||
Perfect movie night for me is Twister, Dante's Peak, and The Day After Tomorrow. Back to Back to Back.
|46 weeks 6 days ago||BKFiinest it or it didn't||
BKFiinest it or it didn't happen
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Didn't realize he was on track to graduate after||
Didn't realize he was on track to graduate after his true junior year. if that's the case then yeah he could play immediately and have 2 years of eligibility left I suppose.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||If he doesn't play he can be redshirted and gain||
If he doesn't play he can be redshirted and gain this year of eligibility back. He will still have to sit out a year if he transfers but that year sitting out doesn't effect playing eligibility.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||There are rumors about Morris. If he really was||
There are rumors about Morris. If he really was second option on this team it seemed weird to openly discuss redshirting him so early on. I think he's indicated to the staff he would like to move on to a diff program at the end of the season and the redshirt is partially his own wish so that he can have 2 full seasons elsewhere. The Rudock injury is speculation based on his throwing motion and regression from last year.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||The screen passes were removed not because they||
The screen passes were removed not because they are big plays but because they are all YAC and not a realistic indicator of how good the passing game is. They are a valid indicator of the offense but not really a good indicator of how Rudock was throwing the ball. And I don't think anyone dislikes the big plays its just that the offense struggled to consistently get first downs against Maryland. That is a problem if we can't sustain drives like we did against BYU going forward.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Absolutely couldn't agree||
Absolutely couldn't agree with this statement more. I would say that their year round selections, other then two hearted, are actually below average. And Oberon is garbage.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||You lost all credibility for||
You lost all credibility for with the "Bells is outstanding" comment.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||It did? Please explain what||
It did? Please explain what point I missed. Brand recognition matters to an extent. Winning and player development matter more. The end. Harvard has great brand recognition. That data point means next to nothing without a competent football team to go along with it. But MSU is doing pretty well for themselves on the recruiting trail as of late even without a $100 million deal from Nike.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Or we could just win football||
Or we could just win football games? That would probably be helpful.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Porchetta on the pellet smoker||
Not the authentic Italian version with a suckling pig but I'll wrap a center cut pork loing in a huge piece of pork belly and roast on the smoker for 3 hours or so. I am a huge fan of the RecTec it allows me to not be attached to monitoring my fire for 6-12 hours when bbq'ing.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Oh, and run Bayshore in||
Oh, and run Bayshore in Traverse City in the spring if the oppurtunity comes up. That is a PR course and small scale marathon put on at a very high level.,
|1 year 34 weeks ago||We've only ever stayed at the||
We've only ever stayed at the RenCen, it is close and reasonable if you book through the detroit marathon link. The course is really nice, although most will tell you the back half is a little boring (it is) and sparsely populated by fans (true as well). Mostly flat course although the bridge will take its toll later in the race if you don't check your pace. You will have evil thoughts towards Belle isle forever - bridge incline mile 19 going on and 23 going off and will run into a head wind the entire time.
I've run 5 differennt courses and Detroit on 4 occasions, I think it's a fairly hard course. Running my first Boston in 2 weeks so I'm interested to see how it stacks up in comparison.
I was almost stopped heading into Canada by border police because my bib was concealed. I carry my enhanced ID for piece of mind by it probably isn't necessary although if you are stopped you are screwed. I've never seen anyone get stopped unless their bib is covered. Ambassodor bridge sunrise and coming out of the tunnel into America is unlike anything I've experienced in a race and for the cost I recommend.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||One of those future pros was||
One of those future pros was Griese, he started around 100 games if memory serves me right. Not saying he was a pro bowler but still it takes a little talent to accomplish that.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||I have no love for Izzo, but||
I have no love for Izzo, but it sounds like he considers pre-college activity to be the source of the problem. I don't necessarily agree with his assessment but I don't think he is taking any sort of shot at Michigan. I'm also not sure how the question was asked but the part about Lavert probably get's the lead because he was a more significan player then Bess. He says identical things about both guys so he is either taking shots at himself and our coach or just commenting on the issue with no agenda what-so-ever.
I'm not sure stress factures, tendonitis, or other over-use injuries are more common now but I think he has a point about taking time away to rest the body. Most of these injuries start as something the guys can play through so they do that and the cumulative effect sidelines them eventually.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||John Clayton already gave it||
John Clayton already gave it to you. He couldn't get an offer out of another NFL team because they all recognize his terrible personality will tear apart any organization he touches. So going back to college was his only option, you see? He literally begged Michigan to hire him.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||They basically made a front||
They basically made a front page story out of Schefter's tweet. I really can't remember if there ever was any integrity or investigative skill at ESPN back in the day, but now it is nothing more then sensationalized re-hashing of sporting events and news. They have nothing to offer when it comes to actual news stories and their "reporters" are ill equipped and trained to handle breaking news - they just don't have any practice at it.
Didn't basically the same thing happen with Mantei Teo? Didn't ESPN refuse to report and acknowledge sources outside of their own? I get needing to verify sources and not just recycling the reporting of others if you can't independently verify - but the bigger problem seems that they aren't getting any information of their own. Well except for Wiley and they seem to be ignoring him.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||I thought that too but||
I thought that too but "staffers" could be any of 100 employees. Could be the water boy or it could be their anonymous league source. Or it is made up bullshit - I could go either way.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||It's been about a week that||
It's been about a week that Brian has seemingly believed that there is a better then good chance that Harbaugh was coming to Michigan right? All of that has been based on what are probably reliable sources, but he's been saying for days that his email box is flooded with credible pieces of info that point to Harbaugh returning to Michigan. So why last night does he post a front page piece stating that he is 99% sure that it's a done deal? He has been saying all along it is happening unless Harbaugh has a last minute change of heart. Yesterday's post doesn't happen because he go a 1000 more pieces of circumstantial evidence - Harbaugh could still change his mind. That post only happens because Brian has very very very good reason to believe it is signed, sealed, and delivered in writing.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Only a handful of people||
Only a handful of people would have been in that room, so his information is still second or third hand right? Credible, but there is still a margin of error in that it could be false. But my guess is he has credible information that there is a written agreement and all of the circumstantial evidence bolsters that piece of information.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Agreed||
And to take it a step further I fully believe there is a signed contract at this point. Brian mentioned that he doesn't have a picture of a contract, but I don't think he says those words and puts himself out there with 99% certainty unless there is something in writing. Even the athletic department seems to be too leaky at this point for it not to be a done deal. I think the rumor mill in A2 is in full effect because slowly more and more people who need to prepare for next week are being fed details - Hackett doesn't allow this to happen unless it's a done deal already.