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12/18/2018 - 4:40pm Something fake Marcus can…

Something fake Marcus can agree with...”if you aren’t first, you’re last”.  M wasn’t first this year and the bowl doesn’t change that.

For better or worse this allows M to prepare the young men who will be essential to the success of the team NEXT year.  Bowl win is great — definitely soothes the fan base - but doesn’t serve much of a purpose overall.

12/17/2018 - 12:42pm This.

I think Isaiah was…

This.

I think Isaiah was plugged quite well from his 247 days - think he will be less-so going forward as that doesn't seem to be his main focus at the new site.

12/16/2018 - 6:11pm Not sure how many Michigan…

Not sure how many Michigan was allotted but I do remember hearing that the bowl was “essentially sold out” even before teams were announced.

The bowl apparently made it mandatory to buy tickets for this year’s game For people wanting to get seats at the NC game at the venue next year.

12/14/2018 - 9:16pm Not sure......  Do they have…

Not sure......  Do they have room on their staff for HIS coach?  

(Too soon? — did Wilson play for UGA this year?)

12/11/2018 - 5:26pm I don’t disagree with the…

I don’t disagree with the sentiment, but I do think that outside of the true stars or combine specimens —- where you go to school or your coach’s connections do matter.

Name recognition from M or a good word from JH (etc.) might equate to a late round pick or camp invite for a UDFA for players on the margins.

I think of it like a M degree on your resume.  It won’t get you a job, but if it gets you the interview you have an infinitely better shot than those who didn’t.

12/05/2018 - 5:39pm This is because M players…

This is because M players take “fake” majors or are undeclared... unlike the serious scholars at MSU.***

 

 

 

***This is from the official RCMB excuse book and comes up every time these stats come up.  (For those who own the book, It is right before the “RR era didn’t help Dantonio’s success” section and right after the “bring up Lewan and Gibbons as a valid equivalent to any Nassar-level situation” section.)

 

PS- Serious props to those on the team earning this honor.  I probably would never have qualified and I didn’t have the equivalent of a full-time while attending M.

12/04/2018 - 11:20pm Good teaching opportunities…

Good teaching opportunities for coach B.  Team was really lackadaisical on the offense end for stretches - particularly during that NW run - with unsound lob passes etc.  

It was kind of the anti old-school Beilein teams in the 2nd half, almost no 3s  -- except for Z and Teske.  Guessing Z just tilted a bit out there during the repeated 3 sequence?

Long term this is a good learning and character-building experience.

12/04/2018 - 9:27pm Most seem pretty easy…

Most seem pretty easy compared to the ones that M's defense gives up - so it is a relative thing.

12/04/2018 - 9:23pm Love this team but they miss…

Love this team but they miss more "easy" layups than I can ever remember.  If we made them our average margin of victory would be over 20.  (#spoiled)

12/04/2018 - 9:09pm Doesn’t Canada have a rep…

Doesn’t Canada have a rep for being kinda of a dick?  I thought I heard something about him having a short shelf-life after his LSU stint — maybe that was just LSU / SEC spin...

12/04/2018 - 3:22pm MSU - this weekend.  Are we…

MSU - this weekend.  Are we still talking hoops?  (/s)

12/01/2018 - 10:07am WOW.......Just wow!!

 

You…

WOW.......Just wow!!

 

You must be a huge hit at parties.  You take a news blip about a new hot recruit - one that fits the mold of a kid we have been told we are losing for weeks - and turn it into a thought that maybe we are losing another recruit?  A soon to be 5-star that plans to enroll in a month and has been rock-solid?  Maybe Zach is suddenly enamored with the non-existent run game and excellent O-line that a Kingsbury-Drevno combo will offer at USC?

11/30/2018 - 5:18pm Fire up Chimps!!!

(see…

Fire up Chimps!!!

(see thread from last night if this post seems wrong to you....)

11/30/2018 - 2:07pm Haskins should be gone this…

Haskins should be gone this year.  I am not sure how much higher his stock can go and the conventional wisdom is that this year’s QB draft class is much weaker than next**.

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**Not applicable for QBs playing for teams with a Murderwolf mascot (if you are reading this Shea).

11/29/2018 - 7:58pm To be exact, lying and…

To be exact, lying and trying to cover up these offenses by OSU players is what got Tressel.

11/29/2018 - 7:31pm You weren’t on the Blog…

You weren’t on the Blog during the huge UNC shoe fiasco this Summer and inferences that M might have had players involved?

No current M players were involved.   It is a violation as a current player - hence the huge number of UNC players suspended to start the year.

I would guess if a current player was involved with this item, they would not only get a School/NCAA penalty but also a boatload of stair runs for being a moron for doing this so soon after getting re-educated on these rules.

11/29/2018 - 1:06pm Maybe UT is going to hire…

Maybe UT is going to hire Pep as their new OC?

11/29/2018 - 12:05am I can summarize. (I often…

I can summarize. (I often prefer their game threads to ours — at least if THEY are being whiny bitches it is something I will be pleased about.  Shout-out to the poster in this thread complaining about missed layups while up 20+ points on the #11 team...)

Pretty much all MSU fans like/respect JB but feel that our players are whiny/ugly/foul machines for the most part.  Their is a big feeling that M is probably the better team ...at this point.  Many are jealous of our offensive style and a coach that doesn’t scream at players.

There are always incorrect or bad/idiotic takes. (MSU fans wont know M team like we do.). “Highlights” — M is seriously lacking depth.  (Demonstrated by only going 7-deep).  UNC was tired after Vegas tourney whereas M has been “resting” for almost 2 weeks.  M gets away with a LOT more than MSU in terms of physicality.  Personal favorite is the “M plays zone with the occasional man possession” - though that guy was promptly called out.

11/28/2018 - 10:47pm That last stop on the PG…

That last stop on the PG Drive was a perfect example of what has changed on our D.  Simpson was beat and that would have been a layup 2 or 3 years ago.  Instead Teske and Iggy(?) helped and forced the miss.   Man I love this team!

11/28/2018 - 10:40pm Early season/ halftime…

Early season/ halftime thoughts.

As many have said - this is going to be a fun team to watch win or lose.

Seems like Poole may be our “worst” defender of the starters.  Still good in a team sense imo, but the one player teams try to take one on one.  Teske really stepping up on D even from last year.

Poole also seems to be the most “work in process” of the starters on offense.  Definitely trying to build his distribution and driving skills but doesn’t seem completely comfortable yet.  Nice to see Iggy offering an alternative to Matthews on late shot creation.  I apparently do not know enough about the game to understand Simpson.  It seems like he can score at the rim “at will” but doesn’t push for that often.  If Teske ever gets the 3-point stroke to work in a game situation...watch out!

FT woes still a mystery to me.

11/28/2018 - 7:59pm I see “number 1 ranked” OSU…

I see “number 1 ranked” OSU is in a bit of a tussle early on versus Syracuse.

11/27/2018 - 11:26pm I agree.  (FYI I saw about a…

I agree.  (FYI I saw about a half dozen threads over there focused on M or specific players this weekend..almost as many as the Fire Coach X threads.)

i will happily accept these threads if forced to choose between them and the Snowflake Harbaugh/Brown threads this week.

While we are at it, I am disappointed with the gradual reappearance of the “Sharty” and “O$U” in our threads..bleed over from M Live?

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(Get off my lawn)

11/19/2018 - 7:58pm I am not sure that is a true…

I am not sure that is a true “Rutger”.

On a larger note, I refuse to believe this.   I know for a fact that the best team/freshman class EVAH!! (Since fab 5 at least) did not beat EMU as soundly.  Hence it is absurd that Rutger could do better.

 

11/18/2018 - 8:51pm Gotta love Scott Bell on…

Gotta love Scott Bell on Twitter.  I also enjoyed the one about Jake Moody outscoring MSU and NU combined this weekend.

11/18/2018 - 12:22pm And Matty D. Tweeted the…

And Matty D. Tweeted the commit signal (don’t know how to embed..don’t care to learn)

11/17/2018 - 8:12pm Case in point — I was…

Case in point — I was watching the OSU game during one of McFarlin’s long runs and thought..”Great effort by that OSU DL to keep running after the play but he is way too slow to do anything.  Then I noticed that it was Tuf Borland, his body just looks like that of a D-lineman.”

11/17/2018 - 8:03pm We broke them.  Isn’t it…

We broke them.  Isn’t it obvious?

11/17/2018 - 4:32pm Select “newest first” and…

Select “newest first” and hit the “read more” button instead of refresh.  Not saying it isn’t a bit clunky but it works..

11/15/2018 - 3:47pm That is really disappointing…

That is really disappointing seeing as they have long held that Gary isn’t very good to begin with!!!!!!

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11/15/2018 - 3:44pm Insiders are saying as high…

Insiders are saying as high as 30-31 is “possible”.  And yes - I have no idea how that is the case.

11/15/2018 - 3:40pm I also do not have premium…

I also do not have premium access....BUT one of the teasers I saw for that story was “One main question about/to Warner for Keegan was answered this trip.”

The only question that makes sense in that context is “Will you still be here to be my coach if I commit?” And if he liked the answer that is good news on TWO fronts for M.  #glasshalffullguy

11/15/2018 - 3:31pm Steve Lorenz (among others)…

Steve Lorenz (among others) has been making the podcast circuit and the numbers I have been hearing are as high as 30-31.

No one has explained where those spots are coming from, but I am sure the coaches have a pretty good idea.

11/15/2018 - 2:23pm 3: 2019 5-star DL also has a…

3: 2019 5-star DL also has a younger brother tracking toward 4-star plus level for 2021....

11/14/2018 - 11:38pm FYI - saw on Twitter (Zach…

FYI - saw on Twitter (Zach Shaw from 247 Michigan site) that ‘Nova scrimmaged UNC two weeks ago and beat them by 10 fwiw.

11/13/2018 - 9:16am I agree.  I was attempting…

I agree.  I was attempting to root for MSU this past weekend but found myself audibly cheering during every “Sparty No!!” moment...... 

11/12/2018 - 9:11pm His site is affiliated with…

His site is affiliated with USA Today's attempt at a CFB network - though I am not sure for how much longer based on above.

I wonder how Isiah Hole from Wolverines Wire feels with a Dickwad like this guy as his "peer" on a (little) brother site......

Post MSU game I went over to the site -  it doesn't allow comments unfortunately.   If you ever wanted to see the perfect example of "little brother" all you needed to do was read his articles leading up to the game..

11/12/2018 - 3:28pm Obligatory “Bad thread title…

Obligatory “Bad thread title” yada.. yada.. yada..

You get what you earn on this team.   We also had a limited travel roster so maybe Samuels didn’t make the trip?  I know Tru Wilson doesn’t get much credit on the board,  but he beat out all the other backs on the roster except maybe Turner (pre-dinged up) for the RB3 spot and deserves to get the carries accordingly.

I am also excited to see what O’Maury can do if he gets on the field and hopes he sticks things out until his time comes.

11/12/2018 - 1:18pm The primary projection part…

The primary projection part on OL is on the physical side - keeping athleticism while adding weight and strength.  There is not much to project anymore for Dobbs (unless he grows 3”) so people are focusing on attitude and effort.

Something was definitely a concern with M coaches (at least during the Drevno period) as Dobbs was never as big a focus as you would expect for an in-State 5-star.  Also Dobbs is most likely NOT a tackle on the next level — though much like Mason Cole, he might be the best available at MSU and should do OK if left there.

Projecting OTs seems to be the biggest crap-shoot in the recruiting game.  Despite recent stories that most NFL drafted tackles were not 300# in HS, most of the top rated recruits are well over 300#.  A good example is M-commit Trente Jones.  Per Steve Lorenz from 247 Sports, many down in GA are saying that Trente is the best OL on his team but is rated 291 spots lower that his teammate fellow-tackle, Wanya Morris.  Morris is 6’5.5” and 311 while Jones is 6’6” and 282.  (Steve is not the hype-man type so I tend to believe he is reporting what he is hearing vs. pumping up a M commit for our sake.). 

11/11/2018 - 8:43pm I was actually fairly…

I was actually fairly impressed with Rutgers.  You can see the emergence of “some” talent but my biggest takeaway was the effort they showed.  There was no chance they were going to beat Michigan but they never seemed to give up - something that would be easy to do in a 1-9 season.

I thought I saw more “want to” from Rutgers than I saw from tOSU in East Lansing this weekend.

11/10/2018 - 6:20pm I realize midwesterners are…

I realize midwesterners are new to this legalization thing.  Two points:

It is NOT legal until the MI government sets up all the laws on sales, taxation, growing, and distribution etc.  This has taken as long as a year in other states.  (Not sure how enforcement will change in the interim.)

Any employer or organization (NCAA) can ban use by their employees/members.  You will still get fired if you are drug tested by your employer.  (Not a lawyer so not sure if this is a inherent right of organizations or just the fact that it is still illegal in the USA even if states choose to ignore it..)

11/10/2018 - 4:44pm Considering he was one of my…

Considering he was one of my picks for “non-renewed 5th year” in the Spring...........I say yes on the most improved.  He should at least get a practice-squad look at the next level at this point.

11/10/2018 - 4:34pm You have to hit “read more”…

You have to hit “read more” to get it to refresh

11/10/2018 - 4:30pm It’s RUTGER.  Mixing these…

It’s RUTGER.  Mixing these guys in is better than dumping the entire 2nd team in during the second half imo.

11/10/2018 - 3:32pm Meh...just talking up OSU as…

Meh...just talking up OSU as they have “the game” in a few weeks.

11/08/2018 - 12:31pm Heard on one of the WTKA…

Heard on one of the WTKA shows this AM that M’s interest in Sitkowski diminished once he came in for a visit and threw for them.

Not bashing the kid - nobody deserves the beating he is going to get this weekend - but he probably isn’t a top P5 QB and certainly wasn’t going to be ready as a true Frosh in the B1G East.

11/08/2018 - 11:16am Just to dump on Rutger a bit…

Just to dump on Rutger a bit more....

I am pretty sure Sitkowski LOST the starting  job at IMG to the walk-on kid that won the job at Minnesota.

11/05/2018 - 1:10pm Peters might very well be…

Peters might very well be planning to transfer at the end of the year.  Assuming that is true AND the M staff knows it....

To end up at the best school BP needs to show off his skills. 

This game has been circled ALL year as THE game that he would get significant time (whether as 2nd or 3rd string) so I am sure he has been getting ready for it. 

It also behooves M-recruiting/Harbaugh that his "cast-offs" succeed elsewhere post-Michigan, so I am sure they have been pushing him to stay sharp as well.

Prepping for time to show-out as a potential transfer is no different than normal game prep as far as I know.  Number of reps with the Ones would vary based on depth chart but now that he is the nominal backup he has 2 weeks before OSU to shake off any rust.

We will be fine.  We aren't guaranteed an L against OSU with either backup imo.  However, we have very little chance versus 'Bama even with Shea.  Chances approach zero with anyone else.

 

PS - It's "Day and Age"

11/05/2018 - 10:52am I am always excited for any…

I am always excited for any player that commits to M, but noticed with Denver that his (admittedly early) player ranking had been sliding from high 4-star to 3-star before he even committed.  Maybe he was one of those early developing kids?

11/04/2018 - 10:31am Fans were shouting “We Own…

Fans were shouting “We Own Penn State” FYI - there is video of it from the stands if you look around.  (I can’t relocate it but believe I saw it on Twitter or Instagram via Twitter)

11/03/2018 - 4:38pm Ball don’t lie....

Ball don’t lie....