Les Miles: Hindsight is clearly 20/20

Les Miles: Hindsight is clearly 20/20

Submitted by BKFinest on October 4th, 2010 at 8:44 AM

Man, after watching this, I am so grateful that we have Rich Rod and the whole Les Myles fiasco turned out the way it did with our school. This man is the head coach of a top SEC school. Scary. I know he's all Blue, but that didn't compel him to come coach here. And after watching this, thank the good Lord he didn't:

When do we start counting?

When do we start counting?

Submitted by Blazefire on October 4th, 2010 at 8:43 AM

Does anybody remember when Michigan was unquestionably good? When a fast start didn't lead to questions of when we would fail, but how long we would succeed? It was not that long ago. Why, in 2006, on a different forum I was a member of, started creating a record signature image at 3-0, fully expecting to see it reach at least 9-0 or 10-0 before I had to add a 1 to the other column. And guess what? It got to 11-0 before I had to do so!

It has only been three full seasons since then. And now, like then, we are undefeated, and my signature should read 5-0. But I won't do it. I'm afraid to jinx it. It's like uttering anything that even sounds like no-hitter before the 7th inning of a baseball game. You just don't do it. But in 2006, I wasn't afraid to do it.

So my question is, when can we all stop holding our collective breaths, and finally begin to believe that Michigan is no longer pretending, but is once again Michigan and can be reasonably assumed to have a good, if not great chance to win any game on the schedule?

Next 3 games -- make or break

Next 3 games -- make or break

Submitted by Red is Blue on October 4th, 2010 at 8:30 AM

The next three weeks will go a along way toward determining the future of the program.  Most everyone thought we'd get to this point of the season with M at 4-1 or 5-0.  Over the next three, if M goes 2-1 or 3-0 it will almost certainly be viewed as a successful season and the RR era will definitely be exanded.  It think going 0-3 would likely mean the end of the RR era as most likely the team would end up between 5-7 and 7-5 inclusive, but would have gone 1-7 to 3-5 in the Big Ten and ended the year with a 0-7 or 2-5 record over the last seven games.  That is simply not good enough. 

If M goes 1-2 over the next three, that marks a middle ground and the future of the RR era will depend on the performance over the last four games.  Given how well the offense has performed, unless the wheels come off in the final four games I think this will be good enough to continue the RR era.

Where Michigan Ranks on Team O and D

Where Michigan Ranks on Team O and D

Submitted by bluebyyou on October 4th, 2010 at 7:42 AM

Below is a summation of team offense and defensive ranking stats (based on 120 FBS teams):

http://www.ncaa.com/sports/m-footbl/stats/ncaa-m-footbl-stats-index.html

Rushing Offense          3

Passing Offense           38

Total Offense                 2

Scoring Offense             9

Rushing Defense          37

Passing Defense          120

Total Defense               102

Scoring Defense            73

Lost my tickets Saturday, question for the forum

Lost my tickets Saturday, question for the forum

Submitted by WoodleyIsBeast on October 3rd, 2010 at 11:09 PM

I had extreme jubilation when my good friend called me a few weeks back to let me know that I would be coming with him on Saturday.  They are his parent's seats and they are nice and close to the field. 

Well, he called me tonight to let me know that his parents now want to go to the game(not that I blame them) and the two of us are the odd men out.  I'm looking into tickets right now, but if I don't go that route, I want to at least make sure I'm in AA during game time.

The thought of being there and not being inside is killing me right now, but I'm wondering if there's another place around the stadium that would be a good place to view it.  I know at Pioneer they have the big screen, are there a lot of people around there?  I've been to many games, I always make sure I'm inside. 

Any guidance for a disappointed wolverine would help, thanks guys........

Any way I can watch the Ohio State game in Bombay?

Any way I can watch the Ohio State game in Bombay?

Submitted by I Miss Bursley on October 3rd, 2010 at 10:26 PM

So I just realized that I will be in India during the Ohio State game this year. My sister is getting married there so I don't really have an option. Obviously, I tried to get her to rescind the invitations, break up with her fiance and/or have the wedding in Ann Arbor but nothing has worked so far.

I have also written multiple letters to Jim Delany asking him to move the game to an earlier point in the season because that seems like a reasonable solution and Jim Delany seems like a reasonable guy. (/too soon?)

This too seems unlikely.

Any Indian mgobloggers have solutions that ideally don't involve live streams?

MGoScout - msu offense vs. wisconsin every snap

MGoScout - msu offense vs. wisconsin every snap

Submitted by karpodiem on October 3rd, 2010 at 9:25 PM

1st half - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dw2HSmF4Ga0

2nd half - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=at-mETQ4zRc

try and pick up something interesting, if you can. could be as trivial as how one of their lineman holds their hand for a certain play. 

high ticket prices this weekend = more Michigan fans?

high ticket prices this weekend = more Michigan fans?

Submitted by karpodiem on October 3rd, 2010 at 9:20 PM

can't help but think we're going to price some sparties out of this one. 

sure, we have our walmart wolverine foot soldiers (yes, they do exist. walk outside of the student section. they are hilarious to watch when they get into it with opposing fans.) making a decent buck flipping them, but I like the matchup between Michigan grad vs. a state grad in open market pricing.

I'm guessing 80/20 divide.

Dee Hart to announce on Friday

Dee Hart to announce on Friday

Submitted by BKFinest on October 3rd, 2010 at 8:35 PM

As per Rivals, this upcoming Friday. No press conference. No frills. Just going to text his decision to coaches that recruited him. Would be one hell of a coup for us. Hopefully he brings HaHa here with him. Both would be starters next year. Imagine Denard with Dee Hart in the spread offense? Nightmarish for opposing defenses....enough dreaming until Friday.