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10/20/2018 - 4:26pm 357-87 in total offense…

357-87 in total offense. State deserves nothing. They suck. Fuck them. Win the game.

08/13/2018 - 9:50pm I read the first three…

I read the first three sentences and felt very excited, then stopped there to scroll down to the comments, most of which confused me. Then I went back and read the rest...Lesson learned.

08/10/2018 - 10:56pm "Joe Milton throws the…

"Joe Milton throws the hardest ball...of all time." :)

05/28/2018 - 11:23am Damn, I've always sucked at

Damn, I've always sucked at this game, haven't I?

04/07/2018 - 10:39pm Towards the end of episode 3.

Towards the end of episode 3.

03/31/2018 - 9:28pm Nova 10-18 from 3 in first 13

Nova 10-18 from 3 in first 13 minutes...wow.

03/24/2018 - 10:57pm Reggie Miller said Duncan and

Reggie Miller said Duncan and Teske aren't good defenders...

03/22/2018 - 8:32pm The balls that you

The balls that you have BlueFront

03/18/2018 - 12:33am Looking back to how our

Looking back to how our tournament ended last year...oh, the irony. I love it!

03/03/2018 - 6:58pm There's no point celebrating

There's no point celebrating a conference championship if you can't beat every team in the conference. Z vs C. Edwards will be the key.

03/03/2018 - 3:52pm It goes back to the "White

It goes back to the "White Collar" thing. Beilein still brings that up all the time in pressers. That State game at Crisler last year was the turning point.

03/03/2018 - 3:04pm We chucked up 18 fucking 3's

We chucked up 18 fucking 3's in one half...and made 4.

03/01/2018 - 5:03pm How can we be 3-19 from 3,

How can we be 3-19 from 3, yet we have a higher field goal percentage? lol

02/18/2018 - 2:35pm Tate has 13 rebounds and not

Tate has 13 rebounds and not even halfway through the 2nd half

01/18/2018 - 9:50pm He did field goals, kickoffs,

He did field goals, kickoffs, and punts.

01/18/2018 - 9:49pm Go Mustangs!!

Go Mustangs!!

01/15/2018 - 2:27pm So, wait...
MSU (16-3) hasn't

So, wait...

MSU (16-3) hasn't had a credible win since November, loses 2 of their last 3, and are at #9.

Michigan (15-4) has several credible wins, was 1 point short of beating two top 5 teams in the same week, and they appear 14 spots below the team they just beat on their home floor...wtf?

01/13/2018 - 4:45pm If I'm not mistaken, the best

If I'm not mistaken, the best player on the floor today wasn't even 100% recovered from injury, and go figure he was on the team that won. What do you know about "toughness"?

01/13/2018 - 2:03pm So Livers gets wrapped up

So Livers gets wrapped up coming over the screen to contest the 3 and no call, but that ticky tack nonsense defending the post is a foul on the next possession. Fuck this

01/13/2018 - 1:34pm Omg everytime Jim Jackson

Omg everytime Jim Jackson says "you have to wonder how Michigan is still in this game". Like no fucking shit, Michigan is good at basketball too.

01/13/2018 - 1:11pm Gotta love this media

Gotta love this media halftime narrative.

1.) "Is Purdue the biggest threat to Michigan State?"

What a spit in the eye for the game we played earlier this week, its outcome, and the game we're playing against MSU right now.

2.) "MSU 57%FG, UM 37%FG...yet UM only down 3."

We missed bunnies at the rim, which were good shots, and a few of MSU's misses drew fouls (illegitimately) which redact the misses from their field goal total. Ntm, we were leading for almost the entire half up until the 8-2 run that last two minutes.

3.) "Michigan shooting 5-12 3pt"

The classic Beilein cliche, that Michigan is only as good as they shoot 3's. We have only three more made 3's than MSU, so a total of 3 extra points if the shots weren't behind the line.

We're dominating offensive rebounds and the turnover margin, but missed bunnies at the rim. Don't even get me started with the officiating hypocrisy for moving screens and calls under the basket.

12/22/2017 - 5:53am Tedarrell Slaton at Florida 

Tedarrell Slaton at Florida 

12/21/2017 - 12:05am If you're talking about high school kids in general...

Avg high school GPA of 3.9, avg SAT 1340-1500+, Avg. ACT, 29-34, 28% acceptance rate...those aren't high standards?

12/16/2017 - 4:48pm Jefferson's not coming. I

Jefferson's not coming. I think Sam said it earlier in the week.

12/15/2017 - 3:51pm I heard back last year on the

I heard back last year on the 21st. I remember everybody at my school was terrified about the alleged Christmas Eve deadline, but I wouldn't worry about that, my guess is it's a standard measure of time they purport every year. Everybody hears back at the same time, whether you're accepted or deferred (or declined if they still actually do that for EA). Good luck, and Go Blue!

12/13/2017 - 9:35pm From the UM Transfer Students

From the UM Transfer Students page for requirements of a successful transfer:

"Has earned sophomore (30+ credits) or junior standing (55-60 credits) with transferable credit earned at a community college or another two- or four- year college or university."

The minimum amount of credit hours per semester for most universities is 12 credit hours, but UM requires that transfer students have about 15 credit hours per semester. Not all schools do that, for example MSU only suggests 28 credits for "competitive" transfer students, and schools like Western Michigan and Eastern Michigan require no certain amount of transferable credits at all. It's possible either Anderson didn't have enough credit hours for standing as a sophomore in his winter semester, or that he had literally zero transferable credit...or, that he dropped too many classes which he did poor in that now he has too few classes.

I also wouldn't be surprised if UM has a policy which requires a major to be chosen by a certain amount of credit hours. It is understandable since UM is such a competitive school that more students now enter with sophomore standing due to AP/IB credit from high school and have already selected a major, so extending enrollment to 6 years is probably undesirable and a poor indication of the student's success after school. For example, I know that Ross (School of Business) is outspoken about only admitting high school students and incoming sophomore transfers. Otherwise, I guess Harbaugh could encourage the Office of Admissions to bend the rules for any athlete, let alone for Anderson, but it's good to know that we aren't doing that.

Imo, the big hurdles for Anderson were that 1) He is not a graduate transfer 2) He was trying to transfer out-of-state 3) By default of being an underclassman, he was among the last to select his classes his past three semesters, so it would have been more difficult to choose the few UM classes to transfer after most classes fill up even if it was his intention.

12/13/2017 - 8:02pm In Anderson's defense, it prob isn't cuz of his grades.

Remember, none of the three guys who visited are potential grad transfers, so they can only transfer to colleges which recognize classes they have taken, whereas incoming graduate students could be accepted without being restricted by their courses after already having earned a bachelor's. 

 

It really is true that undergrad students have limited freedom for schools to transfer to, especially if out of state. For example, Ole Miss Sports Rec & Admin. students (typical major for student athletes) are required to take 24 credit hours of "general education" courses as well as 45 credit hours of SRA courses before receiving their diploma, but only 2 among any of those classes, or total 6 credit hours, are recognized by our School of Kinesiology. In fact, only 43 classes overall from Ole Miss transfer to UM that aren't Department credit, and only 18 of those don't require prerequisites which are the classes that sophomores have mostly taken. To put that in perspective, as sophomores entering the winter term, these players have taken 12-15 classes to this point.

 

Of course, it's hard to say without knowing exactly what showed up on Anderson's transcripts and all, but I expect the problem had more to do with the transferability of classes than his grades, and I'm almost certain that Anderson signed his letter of intent to Ole Miss without anticipating having to transfer down the line, so he had no way of knowing not to take classes which discouraged transferring out. 

 

After doing this little research, it makes me think that Jefferson prob won't be able to transfer over either, and that both Anderson and Jefferson will likely find schools to transfer to somewhere else in the south. And, lastly, I think knowing this would bring silence to the rumor that there were 7 Ole Miss players looking to transfer here.

 

Honestly, I'm more surprised that Patterson made it through. Who knows, him being a life-long UM fan and all, maybe he planned ahead...

 

(btw, all of this can be found easily on the UM transfer equivalency page and the Ole Miss course list online.)

11/21/2017 - 4:45pm Well, there's really more

Well, there's really more reason for our defense to be as good next year as it was in 2016 than it had in 2017, yet they debatably are. If anything, this year was the step back in having to replace 10 starters, but next year we're only replacing 2. Ntm, it's another year of developing depth, so that helps w replacing guys w injuries. I don't see a reason to expect a step back in defense.

11/05/2017 - 3:35pm Your argument is that the

Your argument is that the last two games are going to be "brutal for this young team" because we have yet to prove ourselves with a victory over a .500 team, yet Wisconsin to this point has an arguably less impressive collection of opponents whom they've beaten. Ntm, Wisconsin's improvement has been minimal since the beginning of the season, while ours has been far more drastic based on the learning curve of our young players. I'm not going to count us out in Camp Randall.

11/05/2017 - 7:15am He was referring to total

He was referring to total defense, not the S&P+.

11/04/2017 - 7:11pm Clemson

Clemson

10/21/2017 - 9:35pm Take away those fades and the

Take away those fades and the defense is looking just fine. Give it up to McSorley. #2ndhalfadjustments

10/17/2017 - 10:29pm https://247sports.com/Player/

https://247sports.com/Player/Maurice-Hurst-16712/high-school-27637

From Xaverian Brothers in Westwood, Massachussetts. Low 4*, recruited by Curt Mallory. The top recruit in that class was Derrick Green...

10/14/2017 - 4:10pm Hard earned, and Amen Karan

Hard earned, and Amen Karan Higdon. #24HourRule

10/14/2017 - 1:08pm Half of yall don't even sound

Half of yall don't even sound like Michigan fans today. At least a redzone TD on a cutback should make you feel better.

10/14/2017 - 12:53pm If we can get through this

If we can get through this quarter without IU scoring, I think this game's a shutout.

10/14/2017 - 12:26pm Three inaccurate throws, two

Three inaccurate throws, two of which in the red zone, halt offensive flow. Otherwise, no problems so far other than 4 lost points.

10/14/2017 - 12:26pm Three inaccurate throws, two

Three inaccurate throws, two of which in the red zone, hault offensive flow. Otherwise, no problems so far other than 4 lost points.

10/12/2017 - 10:34pm Oh, c'mon.1.) He has top-10

Oh, c'mon.

1.) He has top-10 overall talent in the sense that his only two recruiting classes (really only one to himself) were top 10 classes, but they're too undeveloped. It's not like Alabama or OSU where they've had top classes for the past five years and each year's starters go in with the same cumulative experience as the previous year's. This is how the adjustment works. Honestly, the standard that Don Brown has held this defense to since last year is a miracle in and of itself, so we should just be grateful for that.

2.) The offense is in the midst of three assistant coaching changes and are without their three best players at each's repected position (Speight, Black, Newsome). It is what it is.

3.) You damn well know the first MSU game and last year's game in Colombus were flukes, so don't even try that.

Nobody should in any corner of the world be thinking Jim is on the hot-seat, and it shouldn't even be put to language to even have to refute. It's ridiculous. The last two offenses were better than the most recent, but that's for a number of reasons, none of which include Jim's coaching pedigree. Don't forget which team had the most players picked in the NFL draft this past year...

10/12/2017 - 9:59pm Michigan's playing in the

Michigan's playing in the hardest division of the best conference in the country, with the hardest schedule of the best B1G teams, and doing so with the least time since their last head coaching change. That being said, no excuse for the offensive performance and playcalling last week, but they are without their three best offensive players (Speight, Black, Newsome) and are otherwise almost all new starters, and the defense's performance to this point in the season when considering the lost talent is not much short of miraculous, so it's unfair to expect the same level of the offense imo. So, it is not unreasonable to say Harbaugh isn't underperforming by not winning the B1G chamipnship in year 3 when considering the context, which is something UM fans have forgotten to do this past week. If we have the power to feel satisfied setting such high expectations on so many unknown factors like we did before this season started, then I have no doubt we'll have the same satisfaction in our expectations next year when the young team develops and another recruiting class manifests. All we're doing is watching anyways, so just appreciate what you have. It's Jim friggin Harbaugh, who else are you asking for?

10/09/2017 - 3:15pm Never lose at home.

Never lose at home.

10/08/2017 - 3:03pm I mean, are we gonna just

I mean, are we gonna just ignore that we all love Don "I don't play quarters" Brown for his complex schemes? We don't bitch about it cuz it works. That's the thing, of course it can work, but it isn't, and you'd think these NFL coaches with these 4/5 star guys, or the older 2/3 stars starting over them, would make it work after three years, but it hasn't. And, I'll tell ya, the last thing I want is for some big coaching changes to massively alter the offensive scheme again. Granted, I don't think Jay Harbaugh should be coaching running backs, which is much less a case of over-complication as it is just provable incompetence.

10/08/2017 - 11:07am ...plus several other drops,

...plus several other drops, not deciding to go for 2 on the TD, and generally inferior playcalling, and Michigan probably wins this game. But, this is Michigan, get used to things never ever going our way, even when we're more talented and out-gain the other team. It's our job to win the game for ourselves, especially with six straight 3 and outs by the defense. No excuse.

10/08/2017 - 10:55am Well, the emotional reaction

Well, the emotional reaction to this happens in two ways: dealing with the game itself, and our prospects going forward.

First off, the State loss just sucks. How many more surreal games can we find a way to be the punchline of another ongoing ESPN narrative? That makes me sick. While I'm at it, I absolutely hate that the team with less overall yards and talent and got away with multiple blatant unsportsmanlike conducts and late hits are credited as 'outcoaching' or 'outclassing' Jim Harbaugh in his third year (with two weeks to prepare, on his home turf).

But, evaluating the team overall, to start, the defense was great, and will be great, no question. Field goal game is great, punting is solid, eventually we'll block a punt cleanly, and kickoffs are proficient. DPJ is still a little sloppy but did everything fine, although I hate thinking that our best kick returner is Kekoa. These are all things we know. O'Korn made some good plays...but he was bad. Running game had some good plays...but it wasn't great. Receivers, uh, I wish we somehow had even more tight ends, and no more matter who it is needs to hold on to the damn ball. Pass-pro, and really the O-line overall, is poopoo. I mean, just, what the fuck? An alleged All-B1G LT, two 4.5 star OGs, and a 5th year senior, coached by an NFL o-line coach, and they are just putrid.

At the end of the day, we need to pull off a Penn State. Beating three top 10 teams, two of which on the road, would indeed avenge this loss on our resume. Fine. Still, that's not gonna happen. But, it is possible. Next year, if you can believe it, everybody on the defense comes back, then Solomon replaces Hurst and maybe Singleton replaces McCray, and possibly add Tyler Friday...Woah. Still will have the same punters and kickers for awhile going forward. So, what the hell is gonna come of the offense? Who knows. The o-line will prob be Newsome-Bredeson-Ruiz-Onwenu-Filiaga, which isn't even worth being optimistic about at this point.

Overall, we will be fine, but continuing to say that will mean less and less until something is fundamentally changed about the development of this o-line. And, let me ask, why is Jay Harbaugh a running back coach? Fix that, and pray to God we can get Quaveris Crouch, but maybe that's looking a bit too far forward. And, so, I ask: what else is left to be optimistic about?

10/08/2017 - 10:08am Exactly. Here's how it goes:

Exactly. Here's how it goes: TOUCHDOWN...3 AND OUT!!!...interception...3 and out...interception...3 and out...interception...3 and out...dropped pass...3 and out...dumb run on 3rd down...bs roll over center, but holding setting up miraculous opportunity to score with 40 sec left...dropped pass in redzone. Give me a fucking break!

10/08/2017 - 2:02am Catch the fucking ball,

Catch the fucking ball, McDoom

10/08/2017 - 12:53am and Mattison, and Partridge,

and Mattison, and Partridge, and Zordich, and Smith. But, the other coaches...

09/24/2017 - 4:56pm How does the NFL design a

How does the NFL design a rule entirely that bases the outcome of a game by the referee judgement on the field? If they don't call TD, then no review, no run off. Of course then it'd have to somehow take less than 8 seconds for the refs and the players to set up again for the next play, but then to avoid all of these non-football related things deciding the result of a game, DON'T HAVE A FUCKING RUN OFF. How about if there's 10 or less seconds in the game, the clock goes to 0:00 and the offense gets one play. The timing to spot the ball is not the players' responsibility, so in any case what's most "fair" is to give the benefit of the doubt to the players and not the refs.

09/24/2017 - 12:01pm Btw, #1 in sacks as well...

Btw, #1 in sacks as well...

09/23/2017 - 7:09pm No doubt, especially

No doubt, especially necessary going into a bye week.