Turning the Corner

Turning the Corner

Submitted by Ziff72 on November 26th, 2010 at 6:06 PM

One of the things I don't think most fans appreciate and I know the MSM doesn't even understand is the difficulty Michigan faces in turning the corner.  

We were still every teams Super Bowl this year despite all of our struggles.  Teams are even more excited top play us because they see a great chance at victory as well.  Ohio st is the only other team that gets this treatment in the Big Ten, but while those teams "get up" for OSU deep down they know they don't have much chance so you see a lot of teams implode once they get down.  We might have been 9-2 or 10-1 right now if this exact team was dressed in green and white.  

Once we get up and rolling in terms of overall talent and teams fear us again we should have an easier time. but getting there is going to be that much tougher, because of who we are.

There are a lot more factors other than playing Michigan but look at some of the teams that we played this year.

UConn- After we beat them down they spiraled out of control, but they have since gained their footing and lead the Big East

ND-They spiraled out of control as well before their late surge to get bowl eligible.

Ind- Lynch was "All In" against Mich after that they have been even more awful than usual.

MSU- They have continued on, but they were terrible the week after against Ill and haven't played well since then

Iowa-Eh they've been all over the map.

Penn St.-They've been ok but they did fall down 21-0 to NW the week after.

Ill- They tanked against Minn enough said

Pur- D. Hope can coach because they kicked the Spartans ass before imploding.  I lost a lot of money on the assumption they were all done and couldn't score anyway.  Quite an impressive performance considering their injuries.

Just a thought when you get depressed about our lack of progress.  Our progress is going to come in chunks not little bites.

 

Danielson Hangs On

Danielson Hangs On

Submitted by Ziff72 on November 26th, 2010 at 5:18 PM

I just get the biggest kick out of Danielson hang on to his spread meme.  

So Danielson is downright giddy as Alabama proves the "spread is dead" early on as he takes subtle jab after jab that he hasn't been able to use all year long.  He isn't stupid enough to say the spread is dead, but he continues his platform

"This is why this offense will never work in the NFL"

" A lot of people were wondering what would happen when Saban who was coaching in the NFL 5 years ago would come up against Malzhan who was a high school coach 5 years ago"

"You need to attack these spread  qb's and not allow him to stand back there making reads.  I've been saying this all year."   ( This was after a nice blitz by Bama so Gary could claim he and Saban  were the only ones to figure out this gimmicl offense.

So this is all done after Bama has 2 weeks to get ready with one of the best defensive minds in the game,  at home, in a rivalry game......all the while Bama is shredding Auburn using mostly......a spread/pistol attack.

Give it up Gary.  You are a pretty good announcer.  Don't embarrass yourself just because you were a statue that couldn't move.....oops Auburn just scored again....

 

Sometimes in the morning

Sometimes in the morning

Submitted by JonSobel on November 26th, 2010 at 4:10 PM

I am petrified and can't move, awake, but cannot open my eyes

And the weight is crushing down on my lungs I know I can't breathe and hope someone will save me this time.

And your mother's still calling you insane and high swearin' it's different this time

And you tell her to give in to the demons that possess her, that God never blessed her insides.

And you hang up the phone and feel badly for upsetting things, crawl back into bed to dream of a time

When your heart was open wide and you loved things just because like the sick and the dying.....

And sometimes when you're on, you're really fucking on, and your friends they sing along and they love you

But the lows are so extreme that the good seems fucking cheap, and it teases you for weeks in its absence

But you'll fight and you'll make it through, you'll fake it if you have to, and you'll show up for work with a smile

You'll better and you'll be smarter and more grown up and a better daughter or son and a real good friend

You'll be awake. You'll be alert. You'll be positive though it hurts. And you'll laugh and embrace all your friends

You'll be a real good listener you'll be honest you'll be brave

You'll be handsome

and you'll be beautiful.

You'll be happy

Your ship may be coming in. You're weak but not giving in to the cries and the wails of the valley below.

Your ship may be coming in. You're weak but not giving in, and you'll fight it.

You'll go out fightin all of em.

Go Blue!  Be brave!  Be beautiful!  Beat Ohio State!

Latest Henning Article

Latest Henning Article

Submitted by fatbastard on November 26th, 2010 at 3:51 PM

is here:  http://www.detnews.com/article/20101126/OPINION03/11260389/1131/sports0201/Enough-is-enough--Michigan-should-make-the-change

And to avoid the necessity to click this, here's what he said (sorry I didn't put this up the first time):

A couple of radio interviews early this week in which I said something that had been written a few times before — a personal opinion that Rich Rodriguez will be fired as Michigan's head coach and replaced by Jim Harbaugh — led to alarmed Tweets and a late-night phone call from the Michigan Daily.

Supposedly, I was "reporting" that Rodriguez would be gone by Monday. That's eminently different from thoughts and expectations that Dave Brandon, Michigan's new athletic director, will have seen enough to justify making a change in Michigan's football program — which, in fact, is what I believe will happen after three seasons of substandard football in Ann Arbor.

There was never any "reporting" that this would be done. It was made clear on those radio interviews — in response to direct questions — that this was an opinion and that I could be dead wrong.

I guess his article is supposed to be an apology for reporting an announcement on Monday when it was, ohsoobvioustonanyone, that it was simply his opinion that RR would be fired Monday. . . . .  Lynn Henning, You Sir, are a jackass. 

I don't even disagree with your statements about Harbaugh.  I think Harbaugh would be good coach here.  He could have been considered 3 years ago but wasn't.  But, that 's not the point.  Lynn Henning, You Sir, are a horses' ass.

The point here is that Rodriguez did look like a good hire.  He has transformed the offense.  If Michigan could play defense and get more consistency from the offense, they look very very good in the next couple of years.  Those are big "ifs".  But the one year that it will take to complete the evaluation, could reap huge dividends.  Our offense is looking more and more like Oregon's.  How are they doing this year, Lynn?  You'll complain about the defense, correclty so, and I will be  the first to say we need a change in strategy, older and more quality players.  If those changes are made, what is the reason to fire RR?

Oh that's right, you're merely trying to cover your ass after Brandon called you out for  your ridiculous statements made as though you had inside information from Dave Brandon.  Lynn Henning, You Sir, are simply an Ass.

Michigan Over a BCS Team?

Michigan Over a BCS Team?

Submitted by RONick on November 26th, 2010 at 3:26 PM

With West Virginia beating Pittsburgh today in the Backyard Brawl, UConn, of all teams, now controls its own destiny to get to the BCS.  This is due to their two victories over the above referenced teams.  Now, I know that we all expected UConn to be a decent team this year, but after their showing in Michigan Stadium, did anyone really expect this?

The Big East is a joke and doesn't deserve an automatic BCS representative.

SEC has it right

SEC has it right

Submitted by MaizeyBlue on November 26th, 2010 at 3:00 PM

As we sit ready to watch the Iron Bowl its just making think that Big Ten has hurt our rivalry with ohio state.  I know that in today's game Auburn already has the SEC championship game locked up, but it just seems like we should be playing ohio state to see who will go to the Big Ten championship.

I know it would be amazing, but say we have a season like 2006 and both teams are 11-0 (7-0) and we lose to ohio state, then the very next week we beat them on a neutral field.  Now both teams are basically out of a national championship with losses that late in the season.

It also puts both teams at a tremendous disadvantage having to play the top team in the cross division rival.

Its Michigan and Ohio State.  It should be once a year.  Including this season I believe that 35 of the past 42 seasons has had the Big Ten championship decided by this game.  In a 6 team division including both Michigan and Ohio state and playing the last game of the season would be incredible.  Just like Alabama v. Auburn.  Only one team makes SEC championship game.  If it was between UofM and osu no other teams would even get to play!

I know that it would be amazing to beat them twice in the same season, but more than likely if that possiblity occurs the teams would be pretty evenly matched and a split would occur.  Or could you imagine both teams already have their divisions clinched and the national championship was out of the picture?  "The Game" would turn into a practice for the following week to determine who played in the Rose Bowl.  Just that thought that playing a game against ohio state could mean nothing worries me greatly!

I don't like moving the date of the game, but I think that if both teams remain in opposite divisions, I think they might have to, just to make sure the game continues to have meaning.  It hasn't worked with Miami and Florida State.  I guess only time will tell, but I think if we were to follow anyones lead it should be Auburn/Alabama (IMO the next best thing to Michigan and Ohio state) This is what its all about!

OT: Hate to Disappoint You R. English Fans

OT: Hate to Disappoint You R. English Fans

Submitted by Mr. McBlue and… on November 26th, 2010 at 1:46 PM

I hate to dissapoint all of you Ron English Fans, HOWEVA, Mr. English will be returning to coach the EMich Hurons, doh, Eagles next fall:

 

"Absolutely, he'll be back," Gragg said. "I like the direction the program is going. Ron is one of the most resilient people I know."

 

Source: http://www.detnews.com/article/20101126/SPORTS0203/11260391/1361/EMU-football-coach-Ron-English-will-be-back-in-2011.

High School Football State Championship games today/ Open Thread

High School Football State Championship games today/ Open Thread

Submitted by Young Pretty a… on November 26th, 2010 at 12:41 PM

Mt Pleasant Sacred Heart wins versus Saugatuck 42-21.

Friday game schedule

1pm Lowell vs Farmington Hills Harrison (Game of the day)

4:30 Ithaca vs Monroe St Mary Catholic Central

7:30 Grand Rapids Catholic Central vs Williamston

Good luck and remember

Good Sports Are Winners!