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11/16/2018 - 5:05pm A player with a year in the…

A player with a year in the system that hasn't thrown a college pass yet isn't "good depth" when they would be the backup. It's an unknown at best. I have alot of optimism regarding Milton as all the talk has been about how much he loves the game and how great his work ethic is, still, it doesn't mean he will be ready in year 2. Harbaugh may go after a grad transfer. He may not get a grad transfer. Or may not get a quality one. We could have good depth at Qb next year. We probably won't unless a couple things happen. And those are an unknown at this point. 

We all expected Shea to leave and yet, that has nothing to do with any point made. 

11/16/2018 - 2:13pm Obviously, I'm just…

Obviously, I'm just critiquing the idea that our depth is fine even if Shea leaves. It probably won't be. 

11/16/2018 - 1:15pm I would prefer Shea to come…

I would prefer Shea to come back, mostly for Qb depth. I wouldn't be surprised to see Peters leave after the season. If both him and Shea leave, we will have McCaffrey and Milton and McNamara. That is not good depth. One will be coming off a broken shoulder, the other hasn't thrown a D1 pass and the other is a true freshman. I have alot of faith in McCaffrey, but we're not in position to be ok if our top Qb or top couple Qbs go down with injury. 

11/16/2018 - 12:02pm Bell will get paid and…

Bell will get paid and rightfully so. He's also not going to get as big of a contract as he would have gotten had he played through the entire year healthy and been as productive as he's been in the past. But he's going to get more than he would have had he blown out his knee. He is holding out because he wants a long term contract. It's probably his last chance at a long term contract. May not have agreed with the decision, but there's really nothing wrong with what he did IMO. I think his teammates would have liked some clarity early on whether he would actually come back or not, but he's looking out for him and his family. If he gets that next big contract, they might not have to worry about anything the rest of their life. I think alot of people would make the same decision. 

11/16/2018 - 11:44am Eh, seems overblown to me…

Eh, seems overblown to me. Applewhite downplayed it and I think its much ado about nothing. I'm sure he'll get asked about it and his response in those interview will determine if its a factor. But Everyone wants to pile on Oliver or Applewhite and I don't think either are real concerned about it. 

11/13/2018 - 6:17pm I’m not going off emotion. I…

I’m not going off emotion. I’m saying that OSU players defending OSU doesn’t really mean anything to me. People within institutions often protect institutions. That’s not uncommon. I never said I believed the story either. 

11/13/2018 - 1:00pm OSU players denying this…

OSU players denying this doesn't really move the needle for me. They still don't believe anything McMurphy said about Urban Meyer this summer. They don't think Urban would tolerate that? Did they not read anything this summer? 

That isn't to say he said a racial slur. He could have said it under his breath so that only Grimes heard him. Or he could have said something that sounded similar to a slur but wasn't. Or it was just an altercation and no slur was said. Or the kid told his dad that Smith said a slur as an excuse to leave and now that it's getting attention, he's not repeating that story. 

Either way, I think its an indictment on Meyer (and Smith obviously) that this story is believable. If Meyer had a history of being an upstanding person, most would not believe this. Just like how few OSU or MSU fans would believe a story about JB and recruiting violations. 

11/13/2018 - 12:47pm What is the reason for…

What is the reason for Hinton's slide down? Is it that he might move inside at the college level?

11/11/2018 - 7:18am He’s 2-2 against us. He was…

He’s 2-2 against us. He was a freshman in 2015, so he’s been around as long as Harbaugh. Scored 2 TDs against us in the punt game. 

Edit: He was injured for our game against them last year, so 1-2 in games he’s played in against us

11/06/2018 - 8:13pm Winston is going to have a…

Winston is going to have a hard time getting going against good teams. He’s a better spot up shooter than off the dribble but nobody on their team can create other than him. He will rack of the assists but won’t score as efficiently as he did last year 

11/05/2018 - 12:56pm I'm only uncomfortable with…

I'm only uncomfortable with it because I hate losing players along the lines. 

11/05/2018 - 12:54pm You truly are the human…

You truly are the human embodiment of turds. 

11/04/2018 - 5:23pm I don’t think anyone was…

I don’t think anyone was concerned about the interior too much. Most thought the interior would be fine and potentially even very good. The bookends were where the worry was at and the starters at those positions, coming into this year, didn’t have much of a track record. JBB was always fine in the run game but struggled in pass pro. Runyan couldn’t crack the OT spot last year when it was a weakness as well, so many assumed he would be below average and I think that’s completely justified based on what we knew of him coming into the season. 

10/28/2018 - 7:54am If you like Game of Thrones…

If you like Game of Thrones or Harry Potter, I would give Binge Mode a whirl. It’s by the Ringee and it’s great if your a big fan of whatever they’re covering. They started out doing every GOT episode. Now they’re onto Harry Potter series

10/27/2018 - 11:35am I feel for the faculty and…

I feel for the faculty and staff, and many alums, that hate having this guy in charge of their university right now. Fuck the admin and BOT

10/25/2018 - 4:37pm It’s like when OSU came out…

It’s like when OSU came out with a report that Urban Meyer didn’t lie but acknowledged that he told some lies. 

10/25/2018 - 12:58pm I think it's fine that they…

I think it's fine that they're ahead of us. They've played a pretty tough schedule and have a couple good wins. Our only good wins are Wisconsin and MSU and neither are world beaters. LSU has about 4 wins on par with our MSU win and a couple superior to our Wisconsin victory. Florida isn't a bad loss either. 

10/24/2018 - 12:04pm I went to a school in the…

I went to a school in the TAAC as well and am pretty surprised he's there. Then again, most kids get evaluated and improve based on AAU. HS is secondary at this point. Most kids play pretty poor competition in high school unless you go to one of the massive prep schools. 

10/24/2018 - 12:02pm His school has a pretty…

His school has a pretty interesting curriculum. It's a very expensive private school. I think he should be fine at Michigan. 

10/23/2018 - 9:25pm Still crying about being a…

Still crying about being a victim. Says he misses his players. Funny, I’ve yet to see one of them say they miss him. Those kids are better off without him

10/23/2018 - 7:10pm Holtmann is a pretty good…

Holtmann is a pretty good coach. I was kinda hoping he’d still be at Butler when JB retired. They’ll be solid as long as he is the coach IMO

10/23/2018 - 7:07pm I work less than 5 minutes…

I work less than 5 minutes from his HS so I’ll be able to see a decent amount of his games over the next two years. 

10/23/2018 - 8:41am Wouldn’t you? The players…

Wouldn’t you? The players all probably know that Zach Smith was an asshole. I doubt anybody truly liked him after they got to know him. And then you find out that your HC was letting him get away with all kinds of shit over the years? After all the sanctimonious preaching he’s done? How could everyone on the team want to play for a guy like that? 

10/18/2018 - 1:13pm In the short term, there’s a…

In the short term, there’s a good amount of risk. However, once a couple prospects are successful going this route, it’ll become more viable over time. It doesn’t have the same culture barriers that playing overseas would. 

10/16/2018 - 9:55am Love Johnson and Kmart. Hate…

Love Johnson and Kmart. Hate Fox. 

10/15/2018 - 12:28pm Go 1-1 against MSU & PSU and…

Go 1-1 against MSU & PSU and we're still likely to be battling OSU for the division on the final week. Can't see MSU beating OSU as they don't have the athletes to keep up with OSU's receivers. PSU already has 2 conference/division losses, so even if we lost to them, it's pretty irrelevant to the division race.  

10/13/2018 - 5:46pm ND has one of these insanely…

ND has one of these insanely lucky seasons every 5 years or so. All the breaks go their way when they’re not even all that good, only to get exposed in bowl games

10/13/2018 - 5:42pm Pitt had this game on a…

Pitt had this game on a platter and somehow they’ve completely botched it. 

Edit: was supposed to be separate comment, not a reply 

10/13/2018 - 12:09pm ESPN app, maybe? 

ESPN app, maybe? 

10/13/2018 - 11:57am Have any other celebrity…

Have any other celebrity pickers been booed this much? 

10/13/2018 - 11:45am All their other celebrity…

All their other celebrity pickers are fans of the team hosting game day. Or alums. Chainsmokers paying ESPN for publicity? 

10/13/2018 - 11:44am How did they settle on the…

How did they settle on the Chainsmokers? We have a ton of famous alums. Plus a ton of former players. Seems like here are several dozen better options. And I don’t even know their ties to UofM

10/10/2018 - 12:46pm Nope. OSU game this year. We…

Nope. OSU game this year. We could lose to Wisconsin, go 1-1 against PSU and MSU, but if we beat OSU, that's a big momentum game. 

10/09/2018 - 6:41am Ah, yes. I forgot that the …

Ah, yes. I forgot that the “stoolies” are paragons of independent thought. 

10/08/2018 - 9:47pm And a serial harasser and…

And a serial harasser and not good guy? 

10/08/2018 - 8:05pm Is there any other kind of…

Is there any other kind of person that represents Barstool? 

10/05/2018 - 11:28am Want students at games? Make…

Want students at games? Make it a more enjoyable experience. Right now, attending football games is like a chore, not an escape or entertainment. 

I can go to every single DCFC game for the cost of a shitty seat at Michigan Stadium. Food and beer is cheaper too. I know student tickets are not all that expensive, but hardly seems worth the time or effort. I imagine a ton of students tailgate and then go home. 

This is like the articles headline “millenials are killing Applebee’s” or some other place that can’t keep up with changin demands. 

10/03/2018 - 8:03pm Gus Johnson’s “wow” > Owen…

Gus Johnson’s “wow” > Owen Wilson’s “wow”

09/29/2018 - 8:44pm Phantom foul on Laimbeer in…

Phantom foul on Laimbeer in 88. 

09/28/2018 - 10:46am First time the SEC has tried…

First time the SEC has tried to punish anybody. Can’t believe I’m siding with that conference

09/26/2018 - 9:24pm He is one of the most hated…

He is one of the most hated men in two states. Hard to get Michiganders and Ohioans to agree on much, but he is one of them. Fuck that dude. 

09/25/2018 - 10:02pm It’s mind boggling how many…

It’s mind boggling how many supporters they have. They don’t really provide any sports analysis. So I don’t really understand the appeal other than a bunch of men really into mysogyny. 

09/25/2018 - 1:50pm Eh, that just seems like bad…

Eh, that just seems like bad luck. Could happen on any sudden cut you have to make on the field. 

09/25/2018 - 12:39pm It seems that most of the…

It seems that most of the issues with the neck, spine arthritis are a result of the scrum, where players have their heads down and use their necks The concussions are a result of tackling, like in football. There isn't really a time in American football where players would need to be using their neck how they do in rugby. The latter also has many more tackles per match, resulting in more injuries. I wonder what the rate is, so we could see what sport has a higher rate of tackles per concussion or other injuries. 

It's hard to decide what would work best. Most concussions and severe injuries result from tackles. How players tackle has to be changed. Otherwise, the sport might be in trouble. 

09/25/2018 - 8:57am But the better equipment…

But the better equipment allows players to use their bodies as weapons even more just as much as it would protect players. That’s what we’ve seen over the years. 

If we can’t protect players, then maybe the nature of the game needs to change. Does rugby suffer from the same issues? I honestly don’t know. It’s obviously not exactly the same, but still incredibly physical. 

09/25/2018 - 8:29am It’s a sport where you have…

It’s a sport where you have men that weigh 250 pounds and can run 4.6 40s hit each other. Players are so big that it requires so much force to take ball carriers down. You can’t protect players without sacrificing part of the nature of the game. That’s what is happening here, and with targeting. Players continue to get bigger, faster, more skilled. I don’t know if there’s any way to avoid increased injuries other than experimenting with calls like this. 

I’d be curious what would happen with football if we started taking equipment away. Smaller pads, no more rock hard helmets. Players would stop using their heads and shoulders as weapons (not to blame them, like I said, it takes a lot of force to take down ball carriers nowadays). Would going more rugby style help? Hurt? I honestly have no idea. 

09/23/2018 - 3:47pm It’s hard for me to watch…

It’s hard for me to watch any NFL game intently. The number of penalties called is insane. It slows the game down so much.

09/20/2018 - 1:50pm Yes, I do agree it’s…

Yes, I do agree it’s different and Meyer is more directly responsible than Cuban. However, I just think we need to be wary of looking at billionaire owners as people just having a side gig. This was happening for a significant amount of time under his watch - whether he is there everyday or not. If he’s going to own a team, he needs to set it up in a way in which lower level employees feel comfortable to come forward. If he didn’t set it up that way, a lot of blame should fall on his shoulders. 

Fortunately, he appears to be taking the criticism to heart in a good way and not in a defensive way. 

09/20/2018 - 10:25am I don't think it being hot…

I don't think it being hot is new as we've had plenty of Septembers where the temps are still in the high 70s. However, the humidity is not something I recall too often. It's been sticky and gross. 

09/20/2018 - 9:17am We can't look at it like…

We can't look at it like that. It absolves him of any blame for many issues in his organization. If things are happening under some of the executives he hired, that's still on him because he hired those executives that were either committing the transgressions or sweeping them under the rug. He may not be in the office every single day, but he's around enough to be able to have an idea of what goes on. I work in a small non-profit but there is a clear heirarchy. But there are clear guidelines, that we thoroughly explain to every new employee or intern, about who to go to if Person X, Y, or Z is harassing you or wronging you in some way. Even if it's the director, we still have contact information available for who they need to go to. I'd like to think we've created an environment where someone would be safe and comfortable if they were coming forward with an allegation. If billionaires aren't creating that kind of environment in their organizations, that's on them.