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|1 day 7 hours ago||Agreed.||
They may be the blind pig that finds the acorn on a deep ball or two. The running game will be non-existent. It won't be pretty for the Spartans.
I do expect Dantonio and Co. to dial up a few gadgets that no one has seen yet. After those are gone, it's good night Irene.
|1 day 7 hours ago||The trouble with MSU starts with the O line.||
The play has been so bad up front. Machado keeps getting yanked, Keiler was moved inside initially because he's so slow, and the younger guys (Higby, Lukusa and Beedle) just aren't ready. Allen is it up front for them. I expect Don Brown to absolutely make their collective lives miserable on Saturday. Hard to see MSU scoring more than 10 points, and that may be generous.
|1 day 9 hours ago||My family has a large number of Michigan fans.||
I'm the only one with a degree (actually two) from that august institution in Ann Arbor. My family members that are non-alums are in many ways more passionate than I am about the Wolverines, and I'm pretty damn passionate about my team. They all grew up rooting for the Maize and Blue, and due to geography, grades, etc., did not attend school at UM. I still consider them 100% real fans. They love Michigan.
|1 day 9 hours ago||There is no better book than||
Fox in Socks.
|1 week 3 days ago||25-30 are Spartan heavy, including the Spartan parents. As||
you mentoin, 4 and 5 are visitor heavy.
|1 week 3 days ago||In the lower bowl,||
you'll want to be in or very near Section 4. I would look at Section 5 next, then Section 3.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Iowa fans||
Had a great time in Iowa City several years back for a game. Fans are really friendly. We were eating dinner at a local pub after the game (which Iowa lost), and still got visited by many Iowa fans coming to our table to talk. Nice bunch.
Only fans that are nicer are Nebraska's. Both Nebraska and Iowa are the gold standard for fans and their treatment of visitors.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Always overlook Pitt as a really good academic institution||
The medical school is outstanding too.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Couldn't agree more.||
Michigan has ALWAYS recruited well in Ohio. This is one thing that is frustrating me a bit with our recruiting, we seem to be bypassing Ohio for the time being.
I'm hoping Harbaugh and Co. are in a relationship building mode and waiting for those visits to bear fruit. Even Dantonio has had some success recruiting in Ohio (see LJ Scott among others), so I would expect Michigan to be able to pull a few high profile kids out of there.
|9 weeks 11 hours ago||Need a better bagman.||
The current bunch ain't gettin' the job done.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Have to love how the OL recruiting has shaped up||
I have been mighty worried about the OL recruiting. I guess that was a waste of time. Harbaugh, Drevno and Co. are knocking it out of the park. Can't wait to see the type of bulldozer OL that Harbaugh put together at Stanford.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Is Peters the guy to grab the job for several seasons?||
I'm wondering if this year's QB, be it O'Korn or Speight, can hold this kid off next season. Gonna be a battle.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||LJ Scott (RB) is an interesting omission also||
given his performance last year and how much Sparty likes to run the footbaw.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Solid suggestion||
I like it.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||MSU is in desperate need of OL help||
so Clemons being back at least gives them a guy with experience. Clark, Allen and especially Conklin were very good until Alabama got to them. I see State struggling to run the ball at all with what they have back on the O line. Glasgow, Wormley, Hurst and Co. should keep the running game bottled up, and the MSU passing game will be a shadow of it's former self. I see 2016 being a lot like 2013 for MSU - good defense (McDowell and the LBs are solid), and a poor performing offense leading to a lot of tight losses. The game vs UM will not be a tight loss, I expect a 10+ point margin of victory for the Wolverines.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||I am one who actually reads Draftageddon from start to finish||
Why? Because I love college football and watch a shit ton of B1G games every season. I feel like I actually know something about the different teams, and which players to look for. There have been several occasions where I've watched a game and saw a player mentioned in the later rounds here make (or not make) a big play. Last year's Minnesota CBs would be an example.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||We often sit around here and lament||
the lack of our team's ability to get to the rim. I like this pick up because we need guys that can create their own shots. Should be a nice add. Beilein will always have shooters on the roster. A slasher of Matthews' caliber is welcome.
|20 weeks 13 hours ago||That was my thought.||
This has to be a joke or a setup. I can't imagine any real fan with a measure of self respect doing this.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Somebody needs to stuff||
Sankey's mailbox with the list of recent SEC violations and current investigations. Copy Paul Finebaum on that same list. Unreal how these guys stand on a dirty soapbox to complain.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||I know softball isn't exactly a revenue sport, but||
was anyone else surprised at Hutch's salary, or lack thereof? I was thinking that she might be more highly compensated given her success.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||I do think||
the heads will continue to roll. The caterwauling won't stop until more moves are made. Grobe may "convince" some of the other coaches to depart and do some repair on their character.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Baruti appears to have||
some skills Beilein could work with.
Any reason to think the TOEFL is an issue? That comment struck me as odd that he needed to pass that first. Maybe it is just my lack of understanding on how these things work...
|25 weeks 6 days ago||On the cash issue,||
I cannot fault Tunsil, especially when he's asking for money for his mom's utlity bill. That is stupid pressure on a college kid to provide for his parents. Hell, the kid saw the cash at Ole Miss as a way to help his family. I get that.
That being said, it is illegal, and we've all known that Ole Miss has the absolute best bag men in the game. You can definitely see the walls crumbling around Hugh Freeze. The guy is in over his head. I'd love the NCAA to punish the living hell out of Ole Miss, but they are probably too busy busting MAC schools over impermissable ice cream cones or something stupid like that.
|29 weeks 16 hours ago||Very good points about Hollis||
He's done a great job in certain areas and has the football and basketball teams on the men's side locked in. His management of other sports is marginal. And could not agree more, the ticket office at MSU is ridiculous. I have first hand experience with how poorly they are run. Taligating rules at MSU suck too.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Grand Haven||
is awesome. Love it there.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||How wired into hockey is Warde Manuel?||
A quick review of UConn's records over the years doesn't lead to me thinking he was pressing hard to make that a competitive program.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||I'd love to make the NCAA||
just to give the kids the experience, and also for purposes of recruiting.
That being said, I don't think this is a tournament team. With what we have left, we are bereft a go to scoring option, and we just don't have the leadership and poise on the floor that provides the impetus for a comeback when we struggle.
I get so frustrated watching us fold the tent we fall behind early. I don't think this team yet has the mental toughness the weather a storm. I haven't seen it yet, and I don't know if it will happen this year.
Best option for us is to beat NW, then at least play a tight game against IU. If we beat IU, I think we can rest easy on Sunday. Lose to IU, and we might be waiting for the NIT brackets to get released.
Overall, not getting an NCAA bid is a step backward, despite the personnel losses. A top program should have enough depth on hand to at least make the tournament.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||No one cares||
who finishes 69th.
NIT is a waste of time. I wouldn't bother tuning in for that mess.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||There is no doubt a shake up of some sort||
is in order. The defense has to be addressed. The development of the bigs has to be fixed.
When you look at the offense, Beilein still has it. The inside curl game that Brian mentioned clearly had Wisky confused for the better part of the first half. Why? Because Beilein saw them cheating the 3 point line and came up with a counter attack. The guy can still coach offense.
The other big issue to me is leadership. Where is it coming from? The answer is no one. There is not a player in the rotation that steps up and confronts the rest when they are not playing well. You'd hope that someone with Irvin's experience would step into that role, but it hasn't happened so far.
Still love Beilein, and say that next year is the real litmus test for his career going forward at Michigan.
|34 weeks 4 days ago||I hate to say this,||
but we are not a tournament team. Not enough depth, inconsistent play from the bigs, poor D, etc. Caris would be a huge help, but he's not showing up any time soon.
I don't see how we make it unless we make a big run in the BTT.