killerseafood3

November 19th, 2017 at 10:52 AM ^

Hmmm... literally every poster on this board has said OL recruiting / performance has been an issue. Posting an article that discusses grad transfers, where Purdue and North Carolina are the schools listed most, was supposed to prove some point about Harbaugh in year 4. You guys need to get your head out of your asses. I know that’s going to be hard and all, but we should be stockpiling OT’s cause “OL recruiting is complicated”. Injuries happen, people don’t pan out, but hey, we got 2 - let’s shut it down for a few years. Just complete ignorance.

Squash34

November 19th, 2017 at 11:15 AM ^

Umm, this is about a 2019 lineman verbaling to Wisconsin and has nothing to do with grad transfers.
Even if it was not, no one has been assuring people that Michigan will be fine next year because of grad transfers.
I personally think they will be fine on the line because most of next year's starters will be far more experienced than they were this year. People think youth and inexperience is just an excuse. However, most truely elite lines are made up with dudes that have all been in the program for at least 3 years.

The Fan in Fargo

November 19th, 2017 at 3:12 PM ^

You can state all you want about experience and look back at last year's line and their experience. Until you start hearing reports about these guys just killing it in the weight-room, you can kiss your notion good-bye. This offensive line isn't tough. Look at guys like Cole and Kugler. Who in the hell are they pancaking because of pure domination?   NOOOO.....BOOOODDDDYYYYY!!!

Magnus

November 19th, 2017 at 12:22 PM ^

Little known fact: Jim Harbaugh also serves as tour director for our off-season trips.

Michigan football definitely doesn't have the money to hire someone to do that. I heard Harbaugh spent four hours on hold with customer service at the Red Roof Inn trying to get some Jordan Almonds to be put on the pillowcases of all the players.

His Dudeness

November 19th, 2017 at 12:55 PM ^

Poor taste would be bringing up how someone with no actual professional scouting knowledge has tried (for what is it now 5 years?) to be hired by anyone in the online scouting industry and has failed miserably because they just aren't smart enough to write anything at a sixth grade writing level.

But that would be in poor taste. So I would never do something like that.

killerseafood3

November 19th, 2017 at 12:31 PM ^

Go fuck yourself for bringing children into the mix dipshit. Every single one of us are passionate Michigan fans. Some alums, some not (WD). Insulting others, or calling people names, is the most immature thing you can possibly do. The people I insult (coaches) are paid professionals (outside of assholes like yourself or WD). Period. But if you folks want to insult family members, or call each other names when people voice their own opinion on strategy, recruiting, etc.. on an anonymous message board, well, pot meet kettle right? Continue to feel high and mighty. Doesn’t change anything, just makes you look just as bad as you think I do.

His Dudeness

November 19th, 2017 at 3:21 PM ^

Being an idiot and spewing off bullshit as fact isn't "silly." It's how false knowledge gets created and should be called out in it's infancy so it doesn't grow. Napoleon was above average in height. Rich Rod did beat some good teams in his tenure. Many top-10 teams have grad transfers making impactful plays for them right now.

And you must be new here. I'm always angry and I don't apologize for it.

corundum

November 19th, 2017 at 11:28 AM ^

He's pissed cause someone said we might take a couple grad transfers this year and he claimed major P5 programs shouldn't be doing that in year three.

Others rocked his world with factual evidence rather than feelingsball comments on how Bama had to snag a WR grad transfer from BG and Auburn's Stidham grad transferred in this year and is leading his team towards a playoff opportunity.

He should have been banned long ago. Some of his recent posting excerpts (which are in line with what had Bolivia'd other posters):

Drev and Pep. Fire them both.

Of course. This team is a year away and a Pep firing from being relevant

Fire everyone.

Harbaugh is just doing this out of spite now.

They laid down badly there. Fuck this staff.

This team is going to get ass raped next week.

Frigid

November 19th, 2017 at 1:44 PM ^

Your last comment is something that's probably true. Michigan is standing in the way of OSU making the playoff. Motivated OSU is probably 2 to 3 scores better than Michigan right now.

And you want him banned for wanting Harbaugh fired? The trajectory hasn't been upward. It's an 8 win season. NEBRASKA fired a coach for a 9-4 season. Michigan doesn't show up in big games. Harbaugh's big win is 32-23 over a 3-9 team.

Year 4 is coming up, and who of the teams that beat Michigan last year does Michigan look to be better than next year? Penn State, maybe. There's a chance for a non conference loss next year in ND, MSU is better than us and just as young... Realistically, next year is probably 8 or 9 wins which is right below Harbaugh started his tenure.

People are entitled to opinions, and it's not like his opinion is baseless.

Squash34

November 19th, 2017 at 2:31 PM ^

You can't really think michigan big win under harbaugh is a 3-9 team, can you?
Last year they played 3 teams that won their division, and beat everyone. The year before they beat another division champ in the bowl and beat a 10 and 9 win team as well.
I get that it was msu, an instate rival, but that win was maybe the 6th best of last year alone. They were bad.
As far as the trajectory, you can't use a rebuilding year to determine that he does not have the program trajectory being upward.

wolverine1987

November 19th, 2017 at 6:01 PM ^

Anyone that actually thinks this program is on a downward direction is either overly emotional or simply does not know what they are talking about, period. 

We suffered through years where we won: 3, 5, 7, 11, 8, 7 and 5 win seasons in a row--one season out of seven up to our standards. Harbaugh came and we won 10 twice and we'll win (likely) 8 this year, in a year where we are on our 3rd QB and lost a ton of starters. 

We are now back to being a perennially good team, that has been established. Yes this year is disappointing, but factually, objectively and in every other way the program is moving in the right direction.

Squash34

November 19th, 2017 at 11:43 AM ^

The guy was being a douchebag last night to several people. Telling guys they were Walmart wannabe fans like he was a moron Spartan.
Add in that everyone of his post us negitive and shits on the team or coaches in someway, and you can see why people tell him he sucks.

Squash34

November 19th, 2017 at 1:59 PM ^

Sure, you only said it to wd directly. However, when you say you are a graduate, therefore a real fan, after calling him a wannabe Walmart fan, you are taking a very RCMB stance than you can only be a true fan if you went to the school you route for.
It's funny that you choose the word pompous to describe we because the stance on fandom is pretty pompous.

Heptarch

November 19th, 2017 at 5:21 PM ^

This place after a loss IS awful.  People like you seem to take some malicious glee in shitposting about the team, the coaches, etc etc.  It's mean-spirited, childish and abusive here at times, particularly after losses.

But it also has the best damn sportswriting about my beloved Wolverines... so here I stay.