November 26th, 2018 at 11:46 AM ^

It is NOT ZH.  Not saying he will not come to Michigan, but MattyD is talking about someone else.  Some late offers went out last week, and 2 of them want to come to AA.  

I had it on great authority the first week of Jan 2018 that Pep was gone.  In fact, I believe a firm handshake was the intention, but somehow he did not get let go.  Therefore, I'm not going to put foot in mouth again this year until it's official.  






November 26th, 2018 at 10:48 AM ^

I agree that people are overreacting to this game because of too much confidence going in. OSU is the second most talented roster in the country, had a top 5 offense playing at home where they have lost all of once under Urban and were still 10-1 and a top 10 team. It got out of hand because both the coaches and team quit but we faced a talented team that had shot itself in the foot all year on a day when they didn't shoot themselves in the foot. If Haskins goes pro I bet we win next year at home.

Crisler 71

November 26th, 2018 at 11:07 AM ^

Still think that the reason OSU had so many close games against inferior teams is that they spent the last 5 weeks prepping for Michigan rather than the team they were about to face.  They were sure they had enough talent to beat Purdue, Maryland, Nebraska and Sparty without spending too much prep time on them.  That's why Haskins always knew M's blitz packages and secondary defense on sight and why for most of the season their defensive backfield looked lost. You don't pick up coverages like that up in four days.  Bo used to devote part of every practice to OSU.  I would be surprised if Meyer didn't do the same.

Moonlight Graham

November 26th, 2018 at 12:09 PM ^

Ohio State is always Lucy pulling the football out from under Charlie Brown at the end of our season. OSU lulled us into thinking that they were going to hold the football this time, with the Zach Smith troubles, no Bosa and a generally weak-looking season compared to our strong showing. Charlie Brown ran at the ball with even more reckless abandon than usual (our over-confidence) expecting to make contact, and whiffed even more spectacularly. 

That's all I got. 


November 26th, 2018 at 12:11 PM ^

What exactly about this team gives you confidence in that game next season? The defense we played against is probably only losing Dre'Mont Jones, and we only put up 19 points (6 of which were 90% due to OSU making an unforced error) while the game was still competitive. OSU's offense, while it likely wouldn't be as pass-heavy without Haskins, will still heavily rely on athletes in space, which Michigan couldn't defend one bit, and also there won't be any Bush, Gary, or Winovich on next year's defense.

Unless you're banking on Martell being a total bust, along with Meyer retiring and being replaced with a coaching staff inexperienced with running a spread offense, I see no reason to think next year will be any different.


November 26th, 2018 at 10:57 AM ^

It's the immediacy that I respect. The 10-2 record is going to persist over time, but the hangover from that OSU game is still going strong. 

Like I said, anyone who commits in the aftermath of that game is obviously a strong believer in Harbaugh/Michigan. 


November 26th, 2018 at 12:05 PM ^

"Cool. Now can you do me a favor and explain why the former #1 WR was sitting on the bench so a walk-on could get snaps? What about that highly rated guy Josh Ross? Why isn't he seeing the field more?"

Michigan needs more high-quality players, but the coaches need to be smarter about how they use the ones that they already have. 


November 26th, 2018 at 10:37 AM ^

good news but i’m too deflated to care. never really thought this before but i think football season is done for me. won’t be watching conference championships, bowl games or the playoffs. 


November 26th, 2018 at 11:57 AM ^

You certainly care enough to read the board and post emo in this thread.  Your fandom is fine.  You just want your misery broadcasted and you want us to pick you up.  Read some of the optimism here, it's real and the team will be fine. 

BTW some people will react negatively to your post and others like it.  The reason is simple - you've got to get back to center on your own.  We're all hurting (to the extent that fandom should be affecting our lives in any real way) after that game, we're working to get ourselves back.  Not our job to keep helping others back up the hill.  And if you're going to stay down, CYA.  I'm not going back in the firefight to drag a dead body up.