What do you miss (UM football related)

Submitted by Brandon Swatson on May 22nd, 2018 at 3:43 PM
What's something you miss from past Michigan football seasons? From the Carr days, I'll go with the good ole bubble screen. Also shoutout to the Borges tunnel screen, the only play that worked everytime. Edit: oh god what have I done


814 East U

May 22nd, 2018 at 3:46 PM ^

I miss knowing how many times we lost to OSU in the last few years. You could tell me we've lost 13 of 14 or 19 of 20. I would pretty much believe you no matter what.

Brian Griese

May 22nd, 2018 at 3:58 PM ^

Competent QB play
Competent OL play
Maize pants on the road
Beating MSU all the time
Watching OSU shit their pants against the good guys (Cooper).
Beating ranked teams on the road, at least on occasion.
A nationally relevant team because of the team on the field, not because of hype, Twitter zings, satellite camps, field trips or references to wins that happened decades before I was born.


May 22nd, 2018 at 4:00 PM ^

Lived here since 1987.  From then until Tressel arrived in Columbus I was HATED by the locals cause everybody knew I went to "TSUN".  Wore the (fake) letter jacket, ran the M flag up my flagpole, wore M gear to the gym and generally was loud and proud about my school.  And given that from 88-01 we generally kicked their ass and went to the Rose Bowl on a frequent basis it was a given I would be disliked by the locals.

Now?  I'm felt sorry for.  Now they look at me like I would some over the hill boxer trying (and usually failing) to recapture lost glory against a fighter much younger, stronger and faster.  Nobody hates me for being from Michigan anymore.  They PITY me and I HATE THAT.

I miss being arrogant.  I miss being damn sure we're going to have an excellent football team that will beat OSU most of the time and MSU ALL of the time.




May 22nd, 2018 at 4:03 PM ^

I miss not caring about recruiting. Recruiting didn't seem to get much attention before ~2003, and when a freshman contributed it was an awesome surprise.


May 22nd, 2018 at 4:05 PM ^

Handjobs. I miss good, old-fashioned, not-terribly-efficient high school handjobs. It's all sex, sex, sex when you're older... 

EDIT: Sorry, I missed the "UM football related" part of the OP...

Honker Burger

May 22nd, 2018 at 4:06 PM ^

How about the screen pass in general? I know Harbaugh has previously said he's never been a good screen coach. Have the o-line problems prevented us from using it effectively? It obviously can be such a weapon against the rush and to help the QB from getting pummeled.


May 22nd, 2018 at 5:05 PM ^

Bobby Williams' last game as MSU's head coach was this very game, I believe, and I was there. I am glad we were able to give him such a gracious sendoff, although I think they should have just kept Williams at least a little longer. Say, until this very day. 


May 22nd, 2018 at 4:31 PM ^

I just realized, had Brian been able to start this blog during the 80's and 90's it would have failed miserably. There would have been very little to complain about and analysis wasn't really required.

Everyone would have basically just agreed we had won yet again and moved on. There would have been three message board posts a week.

- One congratualting the team on another win

- One Haiku for the upcoming game,

-And one weekly  OT post ranging from "Best hair spray", "Most comfortable zubaz pants", and a consistent presence from a small but loyal group talking about how they had turned their Monopoly board into a college football territory board by taping colored pieces of paper over the properties.