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11/14/2018 - 2:37pm I think we feel that it is a…

I think we feel that it is a better team this year.  I don't know that most were overly confident about the OSU game that year, but this year barring any (admittedly not too improbable) flukes, we should get the win in Columbus.

11/12/2018 - 2:58pm I think he saw what he…

I think he saw what he thought was space on the outside and wanted to make a play.  It didn't work out for him.

11/12/2018 - 2:54pm Hell, if we're lucky, maybe…

Hell, if we're lucky, maybe even Quavaris Crouch.

11/12/2018 - 2:53pm Look, I appreciate the…

Look, I appreciate the analysis.  But if I can see the hole while sitting on my couch watching slowed down instant replay on the Skycam, surely a kid with a helmet partially obstructing his peripheral vision should be able to pick it out with a team of large men trying to harm him.

Also, I may get winded climbing a flight of stairs, but so HELP ME GOD if one of our backs runs out of steam in the secondary and gets caught from behind.  That really pisses me off.

11/12/2018 - 2:08pm Guess he got snapped out by…

Guess he got snapped out by Thanos...

11/09/2018 - 2:37pm Well then I guess you never…

Well then I guess you never saw FORMER OLYMPIAN Sam McGuffie.

11/09/2018 - 2:32pm I see what's going on here…

I see what's going on here and I hate it.

11/08/2018 - 5:11pm Nooooooooo.  

Nooooooooo.  

11/08/2018 - 3:32pm So you can't think of ANY…

So you can't think of ANY other instance where a seemingly healthy and prosperous slowly caved in to fascism and nationalism?  Only with hyper inflation can a population be turned against a perceived minority threat?

11/08/2018 - 9:59am You guys are both dead wrong…

You guys are both dead wrong.  I understand this is a subjective opinion, but your idea would ruin CFB.  If a 3 or 4 loss team could make the playoffs, the regular season would flat out suck.  There is a special angst that comes with being a CFB fan.  And that is any given Saturday, if the team falters, it may be over.  That means that every game is huge.  I would HATE to have a system where a large number of the teams make the playoffs.

11/07/2018 - 9:44am The SPLIT M?!?  Dave Brandon…

The SPLIT M?!?  Dave Brandon does not approve of this...

11/05/2018 - 10:14pm Congrats.  I think that is,…

Congrats.  I think that is, by far, the dumbest post I have ever seen on this site.  That's really an accomplishment.

11/05/2018 - 7:45pm So is the career record just…

So is the career record just two pick sixes? That's surprisingly low...

11/05/2018 - 12:19pm From what I understand,…

From what I understand, McCaffery's injury takes 4-8 weeks to heal.  So he MAY be available for the playoffs.  Probably shouldn't count on it, though.  The BCS title game is 9 weeks from today.

I would hope we are able to build up a good enough lead to make sure Patterson doesn't see a minute of second half action over the next two weeks.  If not, I will be stressed every time he takes a hit.  It's probably best to run the ball like crazy, and probably avoid overusing Higdon as well.

11/05/2018 - 12:10pm I think the contention is…

I think the contention is that the default is regular season only, and that the post season record is the secondary accomplishment.  I didn't see Tom Brady hugging his kids last night, nor did the refs give him a fucking plaque.  Sorry, still think that was a stupid thing to do in the middle of a game...

The opposite should be true.  The main records should include postseason, and the secondary records should be a consolation prize for those that weren't able to play in meaningful postseason games.

11/05/2018 - 12:04pm That gives me an interesting…

That gives me an interesting thought.  How badly would Rutgers beat a team comprised of the best football players from this board?  The only condition is that we would have to disqualify any current Michigan players that are lurking on this board.  So we have a bunch of guys that probably played High School ball, and a few former Michigan players that are past their prime.

Given a month for that team to train, does Rutgers still beat that team by 100?

11/05/2018 - 11:44am Any news come out of the…

Any news come out of the visit?

11/05/2018 - 11:03am I think it is bullshit that…

I think it is bullshit that the 'all-time leader' categories in major sports ignore the playoffs.  The only defense of this I hear is, "A player is not responsible for how good his team is."

Let's take it a step further.  Since it is unfair to count playoff games because Drew Brees didn't get to play in as many as Tom Brady, I think it is unfair to count dropped passes against the quarterback.  Since a player is not responsible for how good his team is, he shouldn't be responsible for dropped passes.  Let's go back and add in dropped pass yardage.  On the flip side, how can a quarterback be responsible for YAC yardage?  Let's remove that.  And since the offensive line is responsible for keeping the QB upright, let's weigh in sacks somehow.  

Why are playoff games the logical breaking point?  Barry Sanders would have had thousands more yards than Emmitt Smith if he played behind the same line.  If a game counts, it counts.  It's stupid to suggest Brady doesn't have the most yardage unless you suggest that the postseason is just an exhibition.

 

11/05/2018 - 10:55am Your request was…

Your request was acknowledged.  Unfortunately, it has not dissuaded me from my stance.  While I know that would make you feel better, I hope you can find a way to continue moving forward with your day with the knowledge that I passively dislike this news.

11/05/2018 - 10:51am Correct.  I'm arguing from a…

Correct.  I'm arguing from a place of ignorance, but it is a hypothetical argument either way.  This situation happens with other teams as well.  I guess my annoyance is that the tenor of this board is very different when OSU has a situation like this come up.

It wouldn't be even remotely surprising if there were extenuating circumstances.  The only logical conclusion that can come of this is that recruiting is a very behind the scenes and personal process, and that a bunch of grown men on a message board should not speculate over it to any degree of seriousness.

11/05/2018 - 10:47am I'm sure I will.  This site…

I'm sure I will.  This site doesn't do well with opinions that are against the grain, even if they're honest and defensible.  But to your point- I agree.  The staff seems to cast too large a net at first.  I get it, I guess.  Get in early for these guys because you have to build a relationship and nobody hits on all their top targets.  I don't know if there is a better way to do it.  What I do know is that they're putting the quality of the team above the best interests of the players.  Maybe that is just the necessary evil of fielding a championship level team, but we don't have to like it.

I think most would prefer not to know how the sausage is made...

11/05/2018 - 10:25am Right.  Harbaugh doesn't…

Right.  Harbaugh doesn't even know I exist.  But I didn't suggest that 'I' shouldn't tolerate it.  I suggested that 'we' shouldn't tolerate it, which, by definition, includes more than just me.  This is a borderline sleazy recruiting tactic, if taken at face value.  There may be more to this story, and the coaching staff is not allowed to tell their side.  The fanbase should not be cool with this tactic for our coaching staff while condemning the practice in other places.  

I never swore away my fandom, or signed some sort of petition to remove the coaching staff.  I'm not going to write a letter to the AD.  I just suggested that this was not a good look.  But hey, we're potentially playoff bound, so it's easier to intentionally misrepresent my point and immediately circle the wagons than to have a little introspection.  Good input, random internet guy.

11/05/2018 - 9:59am You win.

Reading the tea leaves, it sounds like the coaches are getting good vibes from Harrison and or Karlaftis.  If this is the case, there is no way we could possibly reject either of them.  However, I don't like this.  We get on other schools for pulling scholarships, and rightfully so.  Unless there is another side to this story, we shouldn't tolerate it.  I'm not going to sit here and suggest that I don't support the Harbaugh regime, but I wish things like this were not part of the deal.

11/04/2018 - 6:31pm I'll not too big to say told…

I'll not too big to say told ya so.  I was one of like 3 people who said this would be a good year after ND.  I got lit up on these boards and I'm not above rubbing that in your miserable faces.

 

You guys mostly all suck.

11/04/2018 - 1:30pm This kid is legit.  It's a…

This kid is legit.  It's a big pick up.

11/03/2018 - 5:39pm Shut up.  You may not…

Shut up.  You may not realize this, but you sound like a whiny bitch.

11/03/2018 - 2:02pm I've seen people on Twitter…

I've seen people on Twitter stating we have two silent 5* commits.  One is probably Hinton.  Anyone know who the other one is?

11/03/2018 - 2:00pm My 8yo son is at the game…

My 8yo son is at the game with his friend's family.  It's his first Buckeye game.  (I married into a Buckeye family and live outside of Columbus, so I lost the battle for his fandom.)  I almost feel bad for him.  He's going to be really upset if they don't pull it off.  But I'm still rooting for Nebraska.  I'd like to know after today that Michigan has the B1G East sealed up.

11/02/2018 - 1:17pm Man, it looks like 2021 may…

Man, it looks like 2021 may be a really good class for us.  We're getting in early for around half of the top 25 players, it seems...

11/02/2018 - 9:59am Indiana scares me.

Indiana scares me.

11/02/2018 - 1:36am He seems to be describing…

He seems to be describing minor infractions, which... I have to concede that PSU is very familiar with.

11/01/2018 - 12:04pm If Bama loses to LSU, and…

If Bama loses to LSU, and then Georgia, LSU, and Bama win out, then it would be Georgia and LSU in the SEC CG.  It won't matter which team wins, the winner is in the playoff, and the loser is out with 2 losses.  I really, really do not see how it would be possible for a team that didn't make it into their own championship game, that has a weak strength of schedule, and played nobody out of conference to make the playoffs.  If they put Bama in over any 1-loss P5 champion, it would be unbelievable favoritism towards the SEC.  Worse than the year they had Bama/LSU in that garbage BCS title game.

10/30/2018 - 11:31am I disagree.  They're not…

I disagree.  They're not taking Bama over Michigan if Bama doesn't even make it to the SEC championship and Michigan wins out.  Not even the slightest chance.  And if LSU and Georgia play, one of them leaves with two losses.  I don't think we really care about Bama vs LSU.  In fact, I would be more concerned about Bama winning and then losing their championship game.  If anything, we should root for LSU.

10/30/2018 - 11:25am His first sentence was a…

His first sentence was a little harsh, but he did add to the dialogue.  If he would have said "I'm not concerned with where we are ranked," instead, it would have been a fine post.

10/30/2018 - 10:23am Because our elected…

Because our elected officials are not largely old, fat, and Mexican. Neither is Engler.

 

10/30/2018 - 10:14am I'm only about 20 years and…

I'm only about 20 years and a few lbs from being an old, fat, white guy myself.  I'm pretty sure that in terms of being discriminated against, we didn't get the short stick.

10/29/2018 - 11:57pm Look... people don't just…

Look... people don't just allow low functioning, out of touch, misogynistic, old, fat white men hold positions of power.  It just doesn't happen.  That's not how it works.

Elected officials have to pass very rigorous aptitude tests, like how to fold up an umbrella when coming in out of the rain. 

I have to assume Engler at least knows how to work a fucking umbrella.  Therefore, if he feels that reducing the compliance of a state university that has a very real demonstrated history of non-compliance is within the best interests of the state of Michigan, well then... who are we to argue?

10/25/2018 - 1:53pm Really feel you guys missed…

Really feel you guys missed the boat on one thing.  Let me officially request that instead of the confusing and generic 'offense' and 'defense' designations, the naming convention for the two teams should be rutgerer and rutgeree.

10/24/2018 - 10:13am True.  But in my defense,…

True.  But in my defense, this entire thread would probably be  served to take the same advice.

10/24/2018 - 10:09am I am humbled by your…

I am humbled by your intelligence and candor.  Thank you for helping me see the light.

10/24/2018 - 8:56am Harbaugh's comments from the…

Harbaugh's comments from the presser still do not sit well with me.  I may have read too far into it, but he seemed to insinuate that Gary was keeping himself out, not that the training staff was keeping him out.  I'm not sure why he would put that out there for the press, even if that were true. 

I love having Harbaugh as a coach and was not on the fire Harbaugh kick after the ND game like half this board, but there are some times when he says things that I don't feel are appropriate.  This was one of those times.

Maybe I was misinterpreting things, but that was what I got out of it.  I hope Gary sits until he is not at risk of re-aggravating his injury, and that he comes back to kick ass against OSU and THE Rutger.

10/24/2018 - 1:21am I always thought that it was…

I always thought that it was properly spelled Busch League.

10/23/2018 - 12:26pm If anything, the guy with a…

If anything, the guy with a bunch of upvotes is the one you guys should have negged.  He is the one that speculated about Hudson being in the doghouse.  The guy getting negged simply replied to that line of thought.

I'm definitely not insinuating he was on Warriner's bad side, but if he was, I too am okay with parting ways.

10/23/2018 - 1:23am Jesus, dude.  Usually a 3*…

Jesus, dude.  Usually a 3* like that has committable offers to Bama, OSU, and Clemson, and I'm stuck wondering why the recruiting services don't see it.  This kid doesn't have big time offers or a ranking.

If you showed me that tape without any background, I'd assume it was a high 5* player.  I don't care about competition level, that dude caught anything that would have landed in a 20 yard radius and returned it to the house.  As a WR, he adjusted to the ball well.  As a RB, he was far more elusive looking than anyone on our roster.  Wow.  Mark my words, that kid is going to be playing on Sundays.

10/19/2018 - 4:50pm My point wasn't proven wrong…

My point wasn't proven wrong.  Google is still the better option. 

10/19/2018 - 3:49pm It's because Google is a…

It's because Google is a better source of information than this board.  Any feigned sincerity while casually mentioning your amazing trip to Bora Bora is like fingernails on a chalkboard to me and other people.  We see through to the true intent of the poster.

I could come on here and ask where a guy with a really well paying job, a hot wife, and unparalleled intelligence can buy a good pair of pants.  Maybe that's a little more transparent.  It's certainly has the same end goal.

10/19/2018 - 1:29pm Can we drop the pretense and…

Can we drop the pretense and just allow people to postbrag every time they get on an international flight?

10/17/2018 - 8:19pm There are a hundred…

There are a hundred potential reasons for this.  He is a real person leading a real life.  Not a football robot.  Let's not casually insinuate he's not a team player.

10/13/2018 - 11:05pm McCaffery and it's not even…

McCaffery and it's not even close.

10/13/2018 - 9:59pm I'm good with the offense,…

I'm good with the offense, tbh.