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10/11/2018 - 1:25pm Yeah except that isn't the…

Yeah except that isn't the point. Adding Rutgers wasn't about ratings, which is the focus of the this comment, but adding cable subscribers. Rutgers has been the reason for increased cable subscribers in NYC and that is what drives funds.

10/11/2018 - 12:05pm Only Kemp out of those 3 has…

Only Kemp out of those 3 has a chance to play a meaningful number of snaps. Solomon just started practicing and Dwumfour isn't playing this week.

10/11/2018 - 9:59am This is a bad week to have…

This is a bad week to have DT injury issues. I'm pretty nervous they are going to be able to get a few 10 play 7 minute drives that turn this into an extremely low drive affair.

10/10/2018 - 3:35pm Unless you know something…

Unless you know something about Michigan's interior dline injuries the rest of us don't I'd be thrilled with keeping them under 4 yards per carry playing Lawrence Marshall and a walk on for real snaps.

10/09/2018 - 4:46pm The NBA has set attendance…

The NBA has set attendance records for 4 straight years and is seeing better tv ratings as well. The NBA is considered by many people to be the best positioned league going forward because it lacks the negative physical impacts of football, is much more exciting and shorter than baseball, and has a ton of star power and potential international growth.

https://www.si.com/nba/2018/04/12/nba-sets-all-time-attendance-record-fourth-straight-year

10/08/2018 - 7:52pm There is a zero percent…

There is a zero percent chance Solomon is ready to go in a meaningful way Saturday. Big guys that can’t condition due to leg injuries don’t just come back full speed after 6 weeks like nothing happened. 

A best case scenario for Dwumfour is seemingly a sprained ankle which would easily take him out this week. It’s better to be realistic about injuries and recovery, just like Evans was clearly a hamstring no matter what the coaches claimed about week to week.

10/08/2018 - 3:00pm The offense is going to need…

The offense is going to need to do some work. That running game is going to eat up some long drives with our DL issues. Mone is going to have to have a huge game and even still there will be some holes up the middle.

10/07/2018 - 10:33am Texas will likely jump us…

Texas will likely jump us. Good wins are more valuable than avoiding bad losses. We haven't beaten a team that is likely to make a bowl game yet. Beat Wisconsin and we are probably in the top 10.

10/06/2018 - 4:26pm No and this a bad thread and…

No and this a bad thread and you should feel bad

10/06/2018 - 2:00pm It’s pretty clear at this…

It’s pretty clear at this point this offense isn’t anything better than mediocre.

10/06/2018 - 1:51pm Kicking it not out of the…

Kicking it not out of the back of the end zone is just so stupid.

10/06/2018 - 12:49pm It’s lightning in the area…

It’s lightning in the area and a period of time from the last lightning. So if the players can’t come out onto the field until 30 minutes after the last strike, and they get 30 minutes to warm up the earliest it could start post the storm moving through is an hour later. It’s not stupid, it’s respecting player safety 

10/05/2018 - 6:06pm Michigan fans suck but so do…

Michigan fans suck but so do literally all college football fans and Marcus Ray has outed himself as trash that can fuck off about the Michigan football program.

10/05/2018 - 4:26pm Its weird that you are not…

Its weird that you are not more worried about Michigan's hyper aggressive defense not getting out of place on weird motion and screens since its been a problem in the past. I think MD gets a couple big plays and the big question is whether those plays get them from one 20 to another or into the end zone and will determine the angst during this game. Michigan has also been a weirdly bad red zone defense this year, so even against bad offense long plays into the red zone are turning into touchdowns and not being limited to field goals.

10/05/2018 - 12:32pm Michigan will be playing…

Michigan will be playing guards at tackle for all of eternity at this point.

10/05/2018 - 12:16pm Probably but its not like…

Probably but its not like Michigan's recent track record of success would convince anyone even it was a straight up battle.

10/04/2018 - 12:22pm Yoder obviously sucks but…

Yoder obviously sucks but the staff is definitely recruiting like a number of people are going to be transferring out.

reasonable projections of nfl draft entries and 5th year handshakes gets this to like a 21 person class.

10/03/2018 - 4:47pm But they do it in a rotation…

But they do it in a rotation. Our next 6 team crossover is Nebraska, which was identified pre-Frost and Ohio State's next 6 year opponent is Wiscosnin and they had Nebraska for the last 6 years. If we keep the same divisions and same conference we will probably get Minnesota or Iowa next and will keep rotating through the other division.

10/03/2018 - 4:42pm But with a tiny sample it…

But with a tiny sample it doesn't take much random variability to get to an outlier. And there can be other factors. Michigan blitzes its linebackers a lot from weird places. Don Brown is fantastic at getting free running linebackers in for sacks but those plays are never going to generate a hold. On the flip side the defensive ends are asked to do more and we haven't had a true edge speed rusher who is most likely to get a hold call against. Taco, and Wormley, and Gary are all incredible football players, but they are a different type of defensive end than joey bosa is for example. When you are talking about 2 penalties per year and you are shifting 10% of sacks from the dline to linebackers that explains part of the difference already. 

10/03/2018 - 3:34pm Its coincidence. Michigan…

Its coincidence. Michigan fans harp on the negative and forget any times they've been the beneficiary from questionable officiating and results. Yes it sucks the 2016 OSU game was poorly officiated but because its a big game it stands out more in people's memory than when we benefited from a questionable call to beat northwestern or indiana.

10/03/2018 - 2:39pm None of those are compelling…

None of those are compelling arguments. Dave Brandon is no longer the AD. We don’t steal Iowa recruits, 2/14 teams isn’t enough to creat a bias, the rest is just weird homer things about your love for harbaugh.

the scheduling is a rotation, not bias, the back to back away games were Dave Brandon’s fault, 1 wrong call they admitted was wrong means literally nothing and neither does another poorly officiated game 

10/03/2018 - 2:32pm Holding and sack calls are a…

Holding and sack calls are a tiny sample size even over multiple years. Holding is pretty rarely called generally and over 130 teams with a tiny sample size stat you wouldn’t be surprised by a random outlier, it just sucks it’s Michigan.

on reddit this graph was updated with all power 5 teams and bama was also getting fucked and an extreme outlier. It just happens with tiny sample sizes sometimes 

10/03/2018 - 2:15pm The graph is very real but…

The graph is very real but its also a tiny sample size per year. In 2016, our best year defensively we averaged about 3.5 sacks per game. Literally 5 extra hold calls over the entire year would have brought Michigan back into the pack I think. Bama has had the same bad luck, is their an institutional bias against Bama football?

10/03/2018 - 2:01pm Can you present one logical…

Can you present one logical argument for why there would be an institutional bias against Michigan football? Conspiracies don't just happen to make you mad, there would have to be someone getting something out of it.

The big ten makes the most money and is perceived the best when Michigan and OSU are playing top 5 games at the end of the year. The big ten in fact has every incentive in the world to have a bias against other teams playing Michigan.

10/02/2018 - 3:38pm Our man coverage didn’t…

Our man coverage didn’t exactly hold up great against a big physical wr against Nd.

10/02/2018 - 3:38pm Our man coverage didn’t…

Our man coverage didn’t exactly hold up great against a big physical wr against Nd.

09/30/2018 - 2:19pm I love when people have no…

I love when people have no concept of what it is measuring say things like this.

its not only not ridiculous it is consistently one of the strongest predictors 

09/30/2018 - 11:13am Lewerke is better than…

Lewerke is better than Thorson and their front 7 is better. It’s also their super bowl so every trick they have they will use.

09/30/2018 - 10:06am We have zero evidence that…

We have zero evidence that Michigan is better than Iowa. Wisconsin should be favored in our game. 

If we play like yesterday we lost to Wisconsin, psu, msu, and osu

09/29/2018 - 5:07pm You mean how it looks every…

You mean how it looks every time it plays a top 30 defense? I don’t know why people thought whooping on bad teams changed that much from what we saw at Nd 

09/29/2018 - 1:57pm Because he was honest with…

Because he was honest with Bryant that they saw Lawrence as being their real starter and best qb and did it after 4 games rather than waiting until the 5th week 

09/29/2018 - 1:28pm Why? Is getting to play the…

Why? Is getting to play the second half of this game worth a season of starting somewhere else and having a chance to prove you belong to the nfl rather than getting spot duty when another guy gets injured?

09/29/2018 - 1:04pm People crowing about a…

People crowing about a quarter of bad play just look so desperate 

09/25/2018 - 3:44pm Don't know why are getting…

Don't know why are getting down voted for just stating facts (well I do but it doesn't make it less dumb) but I think there is a chance to flip that. The 2018 football year was a complete failure, they failed to replace key recruiters like Wheatley and instead tried to have turd Drevno step in and it completely failed but Harbaugh learned his lesson and got Moore and Washington rather than going after NFL guys again this off season. Hopefully it pays off in time for 2020.

09/25/2018 - 3:35pm Well that story would be…

Well that story would be innaccurate 

09/25/2018 - 12:08pm I didn't say he was clean, I…

I didn't say he was clean, I said he's a good basketball coach. Those two things are not mutually exclusive. 

Calipari cheats to get players and keep them eligible. He is also a good basketball coach.

09/25/2018 - 11:22am He went to a final four with…

He went to a final four with umass and turned memphis into one of the best programs in the country. He coaches defense extremely well. Its easy to tell who doesn't follow college basketball closely from people saying he isn't a good basketball coach.

09/25/2018 - 11:18am Shaka Smart is a well…

Shaka Smart is a well respected coach who works with USA basketball and due to that has connections with a lot of these kids that goes beyond just recruiting?

09/25/2018 - 9:08am The overconfidence from…

The overconfidence from beating 3 bad teams is astounding. When is the last time Michigan beat a good team on the road comfortably? ND might not be a top 10 team but they are at worst a fringe top 25 8-5 team with a top 20 defense. Last time we played a team like that with a supposedly superior team was at Iowa. And even if you want to say we lost due to flukes it was never close to comfortable 

09/25/2018 - 9:00am We haven’t done it because…

We haven’t done it because our tackles still can’t pass block and there’s no need to get your qb killed in these games

09/24/2018 - 2:04pm App State isn't bad. They…

App State isn't bad. They certainly appear better than any team outside of ND Michigan has played. Outside of pushing PSU to overtime they we've games 45-9 and 72-7. Obviously against weak opponents, but they seem pretty solid, especially on offense.

09/24/2018 - 1:56pm On the Ronnie Bell redshirt…

On the Ronnie Bell redshirt I think its also a realization from coaches that elite teams don't really have 5th year seniors at skill positions. At positions where being an athlete has a big impact on success really good guys wind up in the nfl before a 5th year and underclassmen can make impacts.

09/24/2018 - 12:34pm JT, Hornibrook, and their…

JT, Hornibrook, and their offensive line have a longer record of success than anything in our offense. You are liking our offense against their defense more because you are a homer, which is fine. Its probably about a 50-50 game that leans Michigan's way for being at home. I would predict like a 20-14 win for Michigan right now, but it would only take a few bombs to start the game like ND got for us to lose 24-17 too.

09/24/2018 - 12:23pm Their defense is likely to…

Their defense is likely to do bad things to our offensive line.

09/24/2018 - 12:02pm Its actually generally more…

Its actually generally more right relative to Vegas earlier in the season. Early season lines are generally skewed by off season hype and over rating teams which impacts vegas betting lines but not S&P numbers (i.e. ND and Michigan are always over rated by their fans, etc.). By mid to late season Vegas and the bettors have honed in on team quality and spreads are more reflective of reality which reduces the success rate of S&P.

09/24/2018 - 11:51am I don't remember the whole…

I don't remember the whole game so its possible other targeting calls were missed, I just don't think this was an egregious call and so far all the Michigan coaches, along with the announcers, and refs agree with that take and only Brian and Michigan fans have a problem with it.

09/24/2018 - 10:27am I don't think its true that…

I don't think its true that flipping a coin would consistently beat the spread. You would some years, you wouldn't others. S&P does it consistently. I guess the point is that S&P spread projections are relatively accurate predictors of team quality.

09/24/2018 - 10:13am I just don’t think this was…

I just don’t think this was actually that tight. It’s a hit on a qb which gets more scrutiny, there were no other players around to block a view or that were mitigating factors, and it is incredibly clear the first thing to make contact is the top of Hudson’s head. People associate targeting solely with hits to the head. The idea of it is also to protect tackles that are dangerous for the tackler so its also about head position when hitting any part of the body. Hudson's targeting is just what used to be spearing because he led with the crown of his helmet, where he hit the QB is immaterial to the penalty.

There is a reason none of the coaches on the Michigan sideline were upset at the time or after the game.

09/24/2018 - 10:07am Actually it beats the spread…

Actually it beats the spread by about 51-54% per year and was at like 57% through 3 weeks this year. So yes it is.

However I've seen too much weird shit between Michigan and Northwestern and NW is coming off a bye so I'm not touching that bet even if I did bet.

09/24/2018 - 8:49am Brian’s obviously didn’t…

Brian’s obviously didn’t watch the play. Hudson didn’t put his face into the qbs chest, he put the top of his helmet into the guys chest. His eyes are looking straight down at the ground rather than at what he’s hitting.

just replace targeting with spearing in your head and nobody would have a problem with the call.