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09/23/2018 - 7:30pm Best thing I can say about…

Best thing I can say about the Nebraska game is that it is good for the players confidence. I honestly think we could have hung 100 on them without much of a sweat.

I don’t think I ever saw a team check out after the first drive of the game before Saturday.

09/19/2018 - 10:40pm Every time I see your ugly…

Every time I see your ugly avatar I know it’s going to be a stupid take and I am never disappointed.

09/19/2018 - 10:19pm Typical idiotic reply,…

Typical idiotic reply, Especially since Crowell is actually a huge Michigan fan. Anyone who knows or been around him will attest to that.

So it is clear that you don’t know him but know he is a dick. What a peach of a guy you are.

Also you are ignoring the fact that Michigan has gotten two commits from Belleville recently. So I guess he forgot to streer those kids away.

09/19/2018 - 10:08pm I will answer the question…

I will answer the question because it is really no mystery, it was well documented, all you had to do is actually read the comments from the player and his coach.

Michigan did a terrible job at recruiting him, while other programs were putting the full court press on Dobbs, Michigan was largely radio slient. It was most likely Drevnos fault, due to the fact that other recruits voiced similar issues about the lack of communications (see former recruit EE).

Of course we are not ever suppose to say the coaches screwed up in recruiting. 

09/11/2018 - 12:12am Doesn’t that depend on who…

Doesn’t that depend on who the victim is? If someone is falsely accused wouldn’t they be the victim. We have moved very clearly into a society where an accusation is tantimount to a conviction. The public calls for immediate punishment such as suspensions, lose of jobs, or some form of ostracism without any thought of due process.

09/06/2018 - 2:01pm Right, like last year when…

Right, like last year when we finished 4th in the East and everyone was mad we didn’t finish 3rd. Some people!

09/04/2018 - 9:08am “I could see him leaving for…

“I could see him leaving for the NFL at the end of this season. This will make a lot of you happy.”

What would make Michigan fans happy is beating our rivals, winning the Big Ten, perhaps getting into the playoffs and possibly winning a NC. No one would care if your coach was RichRod, Hoke, Harbaugh or Mickey Mouse.

09/03/2018 - 7:31pm Spot on. So bad recruiting…

Spot on. So bad recruiting them that we didn’t even make it on their shorts list and were elimated early in the recruiting cycle. That is literally unheard of for Michigan and instate recruits. If you want to see where the problem is, look no further.

09/03/2018 - 7:26pm Alaric Jackson was ours for…

Alaric Jackson was ours for the taking. He was waiting for a Michigan offer on signing day, but Harbaugh and his great ability to evaluate talent didn’t think he was worth an offer.

09/03/2018 - 9:35am My favorite was when we…

My favorite was when we huddled up, down two scores and 3:40 left in the game. I couldn’t help but think, there’s Harbaugh playing checkers, while everyone else is playing chess.

09/02/2018 - 11:00pm We have to do a lot better…

We have to do a lot better job at coaching to win more than 8 games.

Our coaching in that game was an atrocity.

09/02/2018 - 7:37pm Yeah okay

Yeah okay

09/02/2018 - 5:00pm I agree with most of your…

I agree with most of your post, but get “embarrasses of riches at WR and TE” narrative has to stop. Our WR are average to sub par at the moment. Collins and Perry looked decent. DPJ has no idea how to run a route and get open. He might have straight line speed, but he has not shown the ability to get in and out of breaks. So unless you are throwing him five yard outs he is a non factor in the passing game. Both Gentry and McKeon gave us nothing yesterday. Gentry might give you a down field play from time to time but McKeon is as vanilla as you can get at TE.  

09/02/2018 - 12:38pm Why? Cause you suppose to be…

Why? Cause you’re suppose to be able to beat more than just bottom feeders

09/02/2018 - 12:26pm You can go back to the…

You can go back to the second half of OSU in 2016 and the FSU bowl game. Don Browns has defenses haven’t shut done many good teams. But we are something else against Rutgers

09/02/2018 - 11:06am He is busy planning his…

He is busy planning his spring trip to South Africa.

09/02/2018 - 11:03am So what should the…

So what should the expectation be for a coach making $7-$9 million a year and a seemingly unlimited pool of money to hire assistant coaches. Is 1-6 in rivalry games, 1-2 in bowl games and a couple of 3rd place and a 4th place finish in the Big Ten East a good return on investment?

09/02/2018 - 10:55am Can we put that ludicrous…

Can we put that ludicrous theory to rest? It hasn’t hurt Saban or pretty much every passionate guy that has ever coached football. If anything, as we saw last night, it helps your team. It was Harbaugh’s bitching at the refs got us a pass interference call.

09/02/2018 - 12:35am I think I realized that when…

I think I realized that when he thought it was a great idea to take up his staffs time doing satellite camps to secure committs from 2-star kids that he then just processed out of the class. 

09/02/2018 - 12:32am If you ever heard Harbaugh…

If you ever heard Harbaugh give a pep talk, you would understand why we come off flat. 

08/29/2018 - 10:38am Agreed, I prefer the No. 1…

Agreed, I prefer the No. 1 jersey mean something at Michigan.

08/28/2018 - 5:46pm How do you know Hudson is…

How do you know Hudson is going to get heavy minutes?

08/28/2018 - 5:45pm Sam Webb is the master of…

Sam Webb is the master of giving no info. The rumor was that someone on the line might transfer. Last I checked Hughes nor JKP played on the line. So Webb pretty much didn’t address the rumor. Way to debunk things.

08/26/2018 - 8:24pm Why would anyone question…

Why would anyone question Harbaughs recruiting? It’s not like he missed on an entire WR/RB class. Just look at all the depth Kingston Davis, Nate Johnson, Eddie McDoom, Kareem Walker, Ahmir Mitchell, Kekoa Crawford are giving us this year. 

What the apologist have fallen into now is to celebrate any good rumor, exhault any contributiion from a lower ranked Harbaugh recruit as if it were a Heisman performance. I have news for you, every team in American is getting contributions from lower ranked kids. So the question isn’t if a Harbaugh 3-star can catch a 5-yard out, it is will Harbaugh’s approach to recruiting yield championships. Last year was the first year his recruits dominated the roster and it was his worst season at Michigan. And after four years of recruiting we are still startlng two low ranked Hoke offensive lineman on a unit that needs a lot of help. Look you can celebrate Harbaugh till the cows come home, but to suggest he is some recruiting guru is not supported by the facts.

08/26/2018 - 10:43am “If you want to call a …

“If you want to call a (college) WR version of Gronk a "possession receiver" go ahead,”

Black had 11 catches for 149 yards and 1 TD in three games. Those stats mostly came from 2 catches in the Florida game. He followed that up with 4 catches for 11 yards vs Cincy and 5 catches vs an over matched Air Force team. To compare him to the biggest mismatch in the NFL is a stretched even by MoGoBlog standards. 

08/26/2018 - 10:11am Harbaugh is on record as…

Harbaugh is on record as saying Perry has had the best camp.

08/25/2018 - 10:11pm I must remember it wrong,…

I must remember it wrong, who in our two deep was injuried coming out camp last year? OL was healthy, WR were all heathy, QB healthy, top RBs healthy, top 2 TE healthy, all starting DL healthy, LB healthy, DB healthy, I remember a couple of incoming freshman and our No. 4 TE that were injuried at the start of the season. I would say that is pretty good to start a season.

08/25/2018 - 9:09pm Weren’t all our injuries in…

Weren’t all our injuries in season games?

08/25/2018 - 7:00pm “It's a little early in the…

“It's a little early in the 2020 cycle to say this guy is going to be one of Harbaugh's underrated finds”

i am still trying to find Harbaugh underrated finds. For all the talk about Harbaughs ability to uncover hidden gems, this team his built on 4 and 5 star recruits. We, just like every team not named Alabama, have a few lower ranked starters, but the strength of our team is the high ranked recruits. So if, based on Harbaugh’s own recruiting data, we get better value from recruiting higher ranked guys, you would think that is what we need more of, not less of.

08/22/2018 - 3:21pm He inherited 2 top 10…

He inherited 2 top 10 recruiting classes. Two classes that incidentally are ranked higher then his 2016 and 2017 classes.

08/08/2018 - 5:59pm That does not bode will for…

That does not bode will for Harbaugh's first full class. All the WRs and the two RBs didn't make it to their junior year. Only Chris Evans remains.

 

 

08/08/2018 - 1:35pm And we can see that approach…

And we can see that approach has worked wonders. 

At some point we have to admit that there is zero benefit from Jimmy’s approach. I would support it if we were collecting championship.  Now it just looks needless and unnessary.

08/06/2018 - 12:32pm I noticed the scheme change…

I noticed the scheme change as well, but it had more to do with going to disguised Hudson blitzes instead of the up the middle jailbreak plays that Bush was getting sacks off of.

But sacks aside, Bush went from averaging 10.5 tackles a game in the first 4 games to just over 7 the rest of the year, Drop off of three tackles per game and that includes an 11-tackle game against Rutgers.

What you’re really looking for in an LB is a guy that can shed blocks and still make the play. Or a guy that can read a play and blow it up before it starts. Not saying Bush won’t get there eventually, but there wasn’t enough of that last year, especially in the big games. 

08/06/2018 - 10:58am Bush has a great start to…

Bush has a great start to last season but he faded from the MSU game on. In fact he only had .5 a sack after getting 5 in the first four games. He certainly didn’t look like a top NFL draft pick for most of last season. I think it is way too soon to talk about him leaving early.

08/04/2018 - 4:29pm Worst case scenario is that…

Worst case scenario is that Black doesn’t take a big step forward. DPJ still can’t get open and we have a repeat of the 2016 WR class and are left with no playmakers and no depth.

08/02/2018 - 1:19pm We were ranked No. 9 going…

We were ranked No. 9 going into last season.

08/01/2018 - 4:32pm Saddest part is how far the…

Saddest part is how far the Michigan standards have fallen when the goal is just making a bowl game.

We need to get back to winning a Big Ten Championship as the beginning of the Michigan standards. Year 3 for any coach's tenure should start paying dividends. Year 4 should be an established program with little to no questions (see PSU for an example). To suggest that Harbaugh, with as much as he is making, with as much power and influence he has, with how much resources the school has given him needs to just make a bowl game to avoid feeling a little heat is ridiculous.

 

 

07/31/2018 - 7:30pm I have us at 8-4 in the…

I have us at 8-4 in the regular season. Schedule too tough, offensive line still too scary.

07/31/2018 - 4:46pm I have been hearing we will…

I have been hearing we will be fine for the last 15 years. Everything always goes according to plan.

07/30/2018 - 6:33pm How are we below the…

How are we below the scholarship count? Didn’t we have 87 on scholarship before the deparparture of Walker and presumably Crawford. Thar would put us at an even 85. What am I missing?

07/26/2018 - 5:27am Besides teams like PSU (last…

Besides teams like PSU (last year) and FSU (two years ago) that pretty much ran through our defense, OSU made in-game adjustments the last two years, which we were unable to counter.

Browns defenses are not all that sophisticated, they rely on pressuring the QB, with the Dline we have had in his tenure that has been easy to do. But there really isn’t much to figure out, you protect the pocket and pick up the blitzes, then all u need to do is execute. Easier said than done? Sure. But not like there are exotic looks that need to be dissected.

07/24/2018 - 11:33pm The reason MSU has dominated…

The reason MSU has dominated the rivalry as of late is because Dantonio lives, eats, and shits the rivalry. We are not going to take over the rivalry until Harbaugh can match that intensity and infuse it into his team.

Watching Harbaugh during the MSU week (or any rivalry week) you would think they are playing SMU not MSU. If he emphasis that game, you certainly wouldn't know it from his demeaner, attitude or pressers during that week. And watching the Amazon series, there was no evidence that the MSU week was any different than any other week. 

07/24/2018 - 1:42pm I am not sure why the words …

I am not sure why the words “unrealistic expextations” are ever invoked. That would imply that the expectation was to win 3 National Championship or even 3 Big Ten titles  entering year 4. But realistically the expextations after three seasons were:

  • Re-establish dominance in the MSU rivarly
  • Stop the OSU rivalry from being lopsided
  • Play in the Big Ten championship game.
  • Develope a top 10 recruiting program.

Not sure how that is unrealistic for a program that is as prominent as MIchigan and has literally given Harbaugh an unlimited budget to hire staff and invest in the program.

You look at where Penn State was in Year 3. A program that had a lot more to overcome than Michigan and that says it all.

We have to stop trying to find fancy ways to justify mediocrity and hold the program to the standard it deserves.

07/06/2018 - 4:36pm Nice level-headed assessment…

Nice level-headed assessment. Good job, Brian.

07/04/2018 - 11:49pm Brandon Peters was getting…

Brandon Peters was getting first team reps throughout the Spring. No coach in the history of football wastes first team reps on a QB that isn’t expected to be a big part of the offense come fall. Those reps are way too important. If he gets beat out in the fall is another story. But right now these “reports” have the same feel as the “John O’Korn has been unstoppable leading the scout team” nonsense that dominated the message boards a few years ago. 

06/30/2018 - 5:16pm What you described his poor…

What you described his poor recruiting. If you know what your doing and plan your recruiting properly, your class should never hinge on one or two guys you don’t get. 

06/30/2018 - 3:47pm Devin Bush was a composite 4…

Devin Bush was a composite 4 star (see link)

https://247sports.com/Player/Devin-Bush-Jr-38410

Gentry hasn’t beaten out McKeon yet. So claiming he is an unquestionable NFL draft pick is a stretch. But then you can’t teach 6’8” so in today’s NFL his size is intriguing.

Harbaugh also wanted to turn David Reese into a FB and AJ Dillion into a LB. Not to mention trying to turn Winovich into a TE. 

06/30/2018 - 9:56am 2016 Harbaugh took 4 WR and…

2016 Harbaugh took 4 WR and 2 RB. After two years only Eddie McDoom remains and so far he has shown little. Leaving only Chris Evans who came in as an athlete, as our only real contributor in the skill positions.

Three and a half years of recruiting and Sean McKeon is our starting TE. Not knocking the kid, but he would be lucky to be third sting on traditional UM teams. To this point QB has been a tire fire, and we still have no depth at OL (taking only 1 true lineman last recruiting cycle).

So far Harbaugh does not get the benefit of the doubt in talent evaluation. It is one of the areas of concern. 

06/25/2018 - 3:42pm This is a results game…

This is a results game. Urban has finished ahead of Harbaugh all three years they have competed. Both MSU and PSU have finish ahead of Michigan two of Harbaugh’s three years. All of those coaches have Big Ten titles on Harbaugh’s watch. So why exactly should Harbaugh be ranked ahead of any of them?

06/22/2018 - 6:30am I am not saying that our…

I am not saying that our young receivers won’t develope into a solid unit, but they have struggled. And WR was an area of weakness last year. Black looked decent for a freshman, DPJ looked lost most of the year and could never get open consistently. Our 2016 WR class is pretty much flushed down the toilet. So not sure where this feeling that we are all set at WR comes from. We would need to make a substantial improvement from last year before we can start talking about being all set at WR.