GoBlue007

January 31st, 2011 at 10:05 AM ^

Anyone know how to build one? I'm told that all we need is a DeLorean and Flux Capacitor.  

The article is correct.  Our underachievement started showing on Saturday, September 1st, 2007.  The worst day of my life. If we can somehow change it...

beenplumb

January 31st, 2011 at 10:13 AM ^

I tend to disagree. While it's pretty obvious that lately we've not had the luster of previous Michigan seasons, the article completely disregards the "decimated defense" - that is to say, it completely ignores situations like Demar Dorsey, JT Turner, Boubacar Cissoko, plus all of the other kids we've lost to transfers, injuries, etc. That makes up for a big chunk of our underperformance, IMO.

While he's not wrong, I feel like he left out a lot of important information.

Fuzzy Dunlop

January 31st, 2011 at 10:22 AM ^

"[T]he article completely disregards the "decimated defense" - that is to say, it completely ignores situations like Demar Dorsey, JT Turner, Boubacar Cissoko, plus all of the other kids we've lost to transfers, injuries, etc."

 

So, you didn't actually read the article, did you?  If you did, you would have caught this sentence:  "A combination of injuries and massive attrition undermined Michigan's continued presence at the top of the Big Ten recruiting charts under Rich Rodriguez."

TrppWlbrnID

January 31st, 2011 at 10:23 AM ^

On paper, the Wolverines ranked right alongside Ohio State as the most talented team in the Big Ten throughout Rodriguez's tenure

 

at times, UM's defense reminded me of paper in that high school football players routinely ran through it prior to football games.

TrppWlbrnID

January 31st, 2011 at 12:11 PM ^

in recruiting, in spending, in coaching, in winning, etc. and, its not just in football either.

they get their kids to the pros, they market the pros to the high school kids, they dominate in-state recruiting, they have a formula, they stick to it.

also, michigan was basically playing their very good 2008 class against OSU's very good 2005 through 2009 classes the past few years.

Go Blue Beau

January 31st, 2011 at 11:38 AM ^

It's no secret Michigan has been bad lately, along with Notre Dame. I do catch some past games on ESPN Classic from time to time where both teams were in the top 10 playing each other. Michigan was good before damn it. I seent it!

cheesheadwolverine

January 31st, 2011 at 2:34 PM ^

Totally serious, this makes me happy.  Everyone knows we've sucked recently.  All this reminds us is that we are still a national program with massive recruiting pull.  That is to say all I learn from this is that there is potential to put this back together.

LSAClassOf2000

January 31st, 2011 at 6:39 PM ^

I don't think we've spent nearly as much time in the desert,if you will, as ND, but yeah, we have underperformed for a couple years now. It looks like we're about to turn that around though.....