His Dudeness

November 20th, 2017 at 12:27 PM ^

Something is up with this line .

Started -13. Dropped to -11.5

I thought it would go up, not down. I would assume some other good news coming. Peters probably plays if I'm guessing.

I did put down $100 on OSU -11.5 though.

JHumich

November 20th, 2017 at 5:23 PM ^

It's always irrational to put yourself in a situation where part of you doesn't want us to score or win.

I certainly hope you bet that money as a form of sacrifice: intending to desire that you would lose it as a demonstration of the greatness of your loyalty.

Hard-Baughlls

November 20th, 2017 at 2:23 PM ^

However, after reading "can a coin always land on tails" from the diaries up top - (Thanks Swayze) - I have to believe at some point, at some time, some absurd luck will go our way in a big game.

We've been fielding meh to mediocre teams the last 15 years, sprinkled in with a couple really good to elite squads like last year and seemingly never get that "lucky bounce" or "wtf ref game" on our favor.

From the punt 6 against MSU to this year's 14-10 , 5 turnover loss to MSU, to last year's ref robbery, I just think at some point we are due for a fucking lucky win.  The last game I can think of where UM was thoroughly outplayed but lucked into a win was Hoke's first year when we beat VT in a BCS game.

Are we not fucking due for a 4 turnover OSU game? - Particularly with a defense as aggressive as ours?  Can we not get lucky for once in 15 years?  

I know luck isn't a strategy, but you have to believe that at some point we might just fall into a win like MSU or so many other teams do when they are clearly the inferior team on paper.

ijohnb

November 20th, 2017 at 12:34 PM ^

really don't think Peters is playing, like at all.  He took a hit against Minnesota where his head bounced and he remained down for a minute, was slow to get up against Wisconsin in the first quarter where his helmet came off, and then suffered a head injury in which he was knocked unconscious and carted off the field after like 10 minutes.

I would like Michigan to win this game, but I really don't think it is a good idea for Peters to play.  Perhaps the doctors think something else but that would really surprise me.

carolina blue

November 20th, 2017 at 12:30 PM ^

This is great news. Also, looking ahead to next season… it is scary to think how great this defense could be. With all of these guys coming back next year, we may not let even one single team put up any more than 14 points. If the offense is even moderately serviceable, there is no reason next year can’t be one hell of a year. (Don’t @ me with the “wait til next year” shit....that’s not what I’m saying. I’m just loooking ahead is all)

ijohnb

November 20th, 2017 at 12:48 PM ^

is just really far fetched to me.  Head injuries are a big deal right now, and this was a pretty ugly one.  Michigan botched a concussion situation a few years ago.  Different staff, I know, but people remember.  I seriously cannot imagine Peters playing this Saturday.

nappa18

November 20th, 2017 at 2:09 PM ^

Not to repeat my earlier post, but tjohnb is right on. Simply not worth the risk. Imagine the shitstorm if Peters is hurt similarly. National news story. Horrible for Harbaugh, our doctors, the program. Even if we win the game, we would lose big time. Let Peters sit. Would be shocked if he plays.

Cranky Dave

November 20th, 2017 at 12:47 PM ^

if having Lavert against Wisconsin would have made a difference on a couple of those long passes in the second half. 

 

it will certainly increase our odds of winning Saturday 

DomIngerson

November 20th, 2017 at 12:48 PM ^

If Peters or Speight can’t go, I’d give Zach Gentry a shot at QB. He knows the TE and at least some of the WR route trees.

This is an ignorant fan #hawttake of course but I sincerely think it gives us a better chance than our O’ther option.

Probably never going to happen but we are in a very, very, very bad spot without Peters or Speight.