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12/27/2017 - 2:20am For about 7 billion people

a Michigan footbal NC would be irrelevant. So does it "have meaning" or not? 

12/27/2017 - 2:13am "Meaning" can only be subjective

so it's impossible for anyone to decide what, in itself, has or doesn't have meaning. Perhaps you mean, "lacking implications I consider important."  

12/22/2017 - 10:07am Did not check the "body of work"

but that's a good way to explain it. Baseless speculation is not "opinion," and, having no basis, could just as easily be positive, but never is. Why?   

 

12/20/2017 - 11:59pm Great story

Good things happen. He's Coach Harbaugh's kind of multi-sport athlete. 

12/20/2017 - 11:57pm Nice analysis

Thanks for the input. 

12/20/2017 - 11:53pm Why should you "feel"

anything about it at all? It has nothing to do with you. Why not relax, buddha, and pull for your team?

12/20/2017 - 11:50pm That's a gentile way to put it.

Shows one can make a remark without being unpleasant, especially since a.) we don't KNOW how things will turn out, and b.) nobody on this board knows anything that isn't based on hearsay, or a clip, or some "rating service" with all their own biases. One should be especially careful talking about young people. That's basic consideration. 

12/20/2017 - 11:46pm Have you considered the "weird desperation"

may be an internal thing? 

12/19/2017 - 8:33pm "We'll never win the NC if we don't..."

Not yet tired of banging that drum?

12/19/2017 - 12:27pm Can you give an example?

I've heard this complaint before. I don't mind a well thought out argument on any subject, negative or positive, but the negative ones are virtually never reasonable. People's "critiques" claim to identify the causes of problems, but they have no concept of evidence and no data, i.e. amateurs with no background expertise about what's likely or probable in a given situation, and no first hand knowledge either. It just amounts to bitching about outcomes.  

12/19/2017 - 11:41am How any casual fan can be bothered

to get exercised about a "recruiting class" is beyond me. The coaches do the best they can. What else is there to say? Even the top recruits are still hit or miss. You have to wait till they play.   

12/17/2017 - 1:20am There's no excuse for you.

Your phony, know-it-all "but i'm an impartial observer just askin' questions" pose is nauseating. Some comment from 247 Sports? Who the F are they? If you really wanted knoweldge you'd get off your ass, stop trolling for dirt on Michigan's coaches, get in the field, or like a proper journalist, since you're so interested in other people, go ASK the coaches what they do in their job, the details of recent hits and misses, and their approach. Instead you sit there and quote some stupid website as a way to come on here and passive-aggressively bash Michigan's coaches.

12/16/2017 - 9:15pm So concerned there buddy?

Why not make a report to the board of education? It can start out, “Internet message boards say our coaches don’t’ work hard enough.” They’ll appreciate it more than we do. Maybe you can get a job as a full-time snitch.

12/16/2017 - 9:14pm No, no, he’s a concern troll.

Sits in his basement eating paste, gathering “information” in order to trash people from behind the keyboard in a slimy, insinuating way, implying people don’t “work hard,” trying to look like the intelligent concerned citizen when in fact he’s just a troll.

 

12/10/2017 - 6:34pm Isn't "just an observation"

the very definition of "passive aggressive"?

11/23/2017 - 10:40pm How great I inspired you

to read my old posts. Made my day!

11/23/2017 - 9:49pm Have you spent one minute at a Michigan practice?

Talked to a single player he has coached? Ever played or coached? Religious experience watching a Baylor game, a press conference, and hours at home surfing the internet are no basis for criticizing people in the profession. Couch jockey's like yourself used to be embarrassed to criticize people who actually do the job.

And do you actually think Jim Harbaugh hires coaches carelessly?

"I've heard nothing to suggest..." blah, blah, blah. Read enough, thanks. You think you're adding something? 

11/23/2017 - 9:26am You raise some concerns, but

you also admit you know nothing, have no experience, and are only guessing based on a few press conferences. So you can take heart knowing you're probably wrong about everything, and the rest of us can stop reading your posts.

 

11/02/2017 - 12:00am My all-time favorite avatar

Do you think he figures that crosses are normally small, so people will be fooled into thinking that his belly, next to that cross, is also small?   

My main goal in life, at this point, is not to look like this guy. :-)

11/01/2017 - 11:51pm Didn't it open up

some other stuff though...?

 

Great post on the offense, btw. 

11/01/2017 - 5:03am Mostly?

What else do you see?

11/01/2017 - 4:58am Well, that settles it.

Is this how you arrive at all your opinions?

11/01/2017 - 4:56am It's amazing

that people find time in the day to worry about this.

11/01/2017 - 4:54am Is this

meant to be ironic?

11/01/2017 - 4:52am Where does this "right to be upset" come from?

The rights fairy?   

10/31/2017 - 12:04am I'd hope your username reflects a certain self-awareness

But before spilling your guts on the internet everytime Michigan misses on a recruit, why don't you spend a week inside the program talking to people who actually do these jobs to find out if "lazy recruiting" in any sense matches reality, and spare us another know-it-all dis of the program.

10/30/2017 - 10:08pm Formally...

All morons use Twitter
I do not use Twitter.
Therefore, I am not a moron.

A very helpful form of self-assessment.

10/30/2017 - 10:50am So NFL scouts

are incapable of watching Big Ten football?

10/30/2017 - 6:26am Great comment

Would love to see the "smug moron" picture.

10/30/2017 - 1:47am Right

...but as a school, you're choosing Alabama over Michigan. Think about it.

10/30/2017 - 1:36am We're getting there

Watch the OLine play. The last game Onwenu was a juggernaut through the hole, as everybody saw. He's so big he doesn't necessarily have to block anybody; defenders either clear out or simply can't get around him. Never seen that before. And on some of those power plays, the tight ends are manhandling people. There are still some bad misses, but in general the run game is picking up.

10/30/2017 - 1:21am I guess it's in your username

But srsly, why is there always some sad sack that can take a great thing like Kalis playing in the NFL and turn it into some a-hole comment about the program. What rock are you people under the rest of the time?

10/23/2017 - 8:55pm Great coach speak imitation

But what else can he say? You keep working to get better, deal with the people and the situation you have. That's leadership. That people who have been watching sports for years are still on the "backup quarterback" issue is just shockingly stupid. "Put in the backup QB." That's the oldest cliche in sports. They have a bunch of games left and have to play the best guy.

10/23/2017 - 8:38pm Are you accountable for spelling "accountability"?

Or does it only go one way? Did you miss the irony lesson as well? 

 

10/23/2017 - 11:06am Michigan's ok

I thought the team looked fine, Penn State was just better. It's sports. It happens. Why all the angst every time Michigan loses a game? College football has turnover, so there are up and down years. Michigan's young defense got shown up, but the offense is getting better. O'Korn ran well, stepped up and hit some open receivers. Pass pro is still a struggle but the receivers got open a little this time. Still got a ways to go, but young teams improve as the season goes on. 

10/21/2017 - 5:43am O'Korn's only had three starts

I'm hoping he'll settle down. He's a bit high strung, which isn't necessarily bad, but it's not surprising he's too amped up at first. People on this board write off any chance of improvement, just as with Rudock and Speight.

10/21/2017 - 12:03am So it's not Harbaugh....

It's DREVNO!
Well, at least now we know.

10/20/2017 - 11:53pm This may be...

the funniest thing I've ever read.

10/20/2017 - 10:49pm Bread and circuses

The plebs don't like the circus. Wait till we run out of bread...

10/15/2017 - 12:08pm What post are YOU reading?

You might check the text, conveniently still posted, in which I said "he didn't cost Michigan the game," referring to the Indiana game, which is demonstrably true, since Michigan won. No picks, no fumbles. Either one of those WOULD likely have cost Michigan the game. Not great, not horrible, and Michigan won their 500th Big Ten game. And it's only his third start. No picks and no fumbles but the worst performance in Michigan history? Also demonstrably untrue. Why exaggerate? If you're an oldster you'll remember how traditionally people show some class and moderate comments about their own players since, you know, it's your OWN TEAM, and you support the players ESPECIALLY when they struggle, since you need them for the rest of the season. It's easy to sit on your couch and trash people.

10/14/2017 - 9:56pm O'Korn might get better

He's only had a couple starts and he's got happy feet, but with more playing time he may settle down. And no picks today. He didn't COST Michigan the game either, so there are things he's doing right.

10/08/2017 - 2:50am Sunshine patriots out in force today

Good experience for the guys today in a tough game and tough conditions. They'll bounce back.

01/26/2017 - 1:19pm Morally wrong? You're joking, right?

This whole melodrama was annoying last year. Coach was right to cut him.
The kid is too busy to camp once for Jim Harbaugh? Any serious athlete would bust his ass for that new staff as many times as they ask. You go to BOTH camps. You do what your coach says, period. But Harbaugh gives him the benefit of the doubt when the kid says "evaluate my senior tape instead," and then his senior year he REGRESSES, but still expects a spot? I'd expect to be cut, but the staff politely suggests in December that he look around, but he can't take hint. Does it need to be spelled out? And then it's supposed to be Michigan's fault when in January it gets to be too late to get another team, so off he goes to the press. Where's the self-responsibility?
It's shocking that anyone here would take the kid's side, much less this holier than thou attitude. Who would tell Bo Schembechler his high school summer schedule is too full to work out? Can you imagine what Bo would say? "Bye bye scholarship," is what he'd say.
"Loyal for two years" is another ridiculous point. How loyal is it not to do what your coach asks? All such offers are condtional, but he acted like he was entitled to it, even when it was given by a different coach. No offense to the kid, but at every point he revealed a basic attitude problem. Harbaugh should never take such a player.

11/07/2014 - 9:36am The Jim Harbaugh obsession is amazing...

He's obviously a great coach but let's just say, and I don't necessarily blame him for this, a "volatile situation" is created wherever he goes. Why would it be any different at Michigan? What's been his longest stay at any head coaching job? Four years? How long would he be at Michigan before he pisses everyone off? Again, I'm not blaming him for this, but his intensity, his best quality and the reason he wins, wears on people. He doesn't care if you like him or not, and he won't give the warm and fuzzy press conferences fans here seem to need.

Has he said he even wants to coach college football again? And what happens in three years when the Colts or the Bears or whoever offers him their "head coaching and GM" job? Everything about him suggests he goes for the new challenge. People have some knight-in-shining-armor fantasy for this guy, like if we only get Harbaugh we've solved our football problems forever, but there's nothing to suggest that's the case.

11/07/2014 - 8:55am What's clear about it?

A quick look at the rosters of Ohio St, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Minnesota, Rutgers, Iowa, and Northwestern shows that, on offense at least, we're a lot younger than all of them. The only team with comparable player experience on offense is, not suprisingly, Penn State, the one good team we were able to handle.

So how is it so clear that coaching, and not player experience, is the problem? 

11/04/2014 - 7:01am I definitely hope they keep him...

because another transition would be a drag. And what about when the new guy doesn't win fast enough? Fire him too? Learn to stick with a decision. Hoke's guys are still freshman and sophomores, and the defense is already pretty good. The offense will get sorted out.

10/07/2014 - 7:30am Agreed.

The "fan base" is far and away the ugliest and most discouraging thing about the last few years of UM football.

10/05/2014 - 12:02am Agree. I think Hoke is great

and people need to be patient. He's bringing in a bunch of good players, and it'll take a little time. He's only into his fourth year. That's not very long to build up a football program. He's a good man and he does things the right way. That's what matters the most at Michigan.

09/29/2014 - 9:13am Can moderators check...

...some of the bs people are posting? This is character assassination by people who saw it on TV, and who contribute nothing to reasoned discussion. Not being actually there, or talking to the parties involved, or knowing the first thing about sports, or having anything to do with it at all, grasping at straws to bolster a preconceived position. There's no basis in evidence or reasonable inference, and these "arguments" wouldn't pass essay writing 101. You people hold UM football to a high standard of play, but hold yourselves to no standard at all. I propose the blog holds itself to the same high standard of reason and argument they want to hold UM to in football. If they can't do that, they should shut up.

09/29/2014 - 8:20am People are just making things up...

Every time a guy gets hit now it's the coaches "disregard for player safety"? It's football. You get hit every play. DG got hit at the end of the ND game because he wasn't paying attention. Watch the gif. How is THAT Hoke's fault? And pulling starters in a losing game is NOT the norm. Obviously, they need the reps. And how is any of this due to "Brandon's meddling"?