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11/24/2008 - 1:04pm We can hope that the majority of

fans, alumni and boosters think about it this logically, but I'm willing to bet they won't. I'm afraid the uproar resulting from anything less than 7 wins and a BCS in the next 2 years will set into motion RR's departure, involuntarily or otherwise.

10/23/2008 - 2:49pm My fellow Mgoblog readers may hate me ...

for saying this, but Brian, when are you going to stop giving this site away!  Just kidding - that's what the paypal link is for!.  Picture pages is awesome.

08/26/2008 - 9:53am I do think there is something to the SEC speed talk ...

One commentor noted that fast guys look slow when they don't react quickly enough and get to the right spot on time, i.e., speed can be coached to some extent.

I think there is something else contributing to the notion. Clearly, other conferences have guys who are every bit as fast or faster than anyone in the SEC (see MFT and Ginn examples noted above). But I think SEC teams, more than anyone else, have emphasized speed in selecting athletes in the past 10-15 years at every other position. Their skill guys are no faster than our skill guys, but the LB's, d-linemen and o-linemen (and even safeties) tend to be smaller, quicker, faster guys. I think we have been witnessing a shift nationally to that way of thinking for the last several years. We are certainly beginning to see it at Michigan with RR.

I know the SEC speed thing is way overblown, but I do not think it's an absolute falsity.

08/20/2008 - 10:15am I expect nothing less than ...

a ferocious effort from Michigan. If we get that, the rest will take care of itself. We need some offensive experience and a vertical passing threat to beat a Mountain West team by 20, but I think a W is attainable with nothing more than a solid rushing attack and effective defense.