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09/22/2018 - 1:20pm God Mettelus sucks. Only…

God Mettelus sucks. Only tackling him for a 1 yard loss.

09/22/2018 - 12:24pm I think Higdon is a good RB.

I think Higdon is a good RB.

09/21/2018 - 12:29am Wanted to add the link in my…

Wanted to add the link in my second post. Why I replied to myself and didn't edit? No real reason, just did.

09/20/2018 - 10:51pm Yeah it needs to be gone. So…

Yeah it needs to be gone. So does aaamichfan. Just pretty disgusting/sad stuff like this.

09/20/2018 - 9:40pm The Harbaugh assistant…

The Harbaugh assistant thread is already bad and getting worse.

09/20/2018 - 11:35am After this last game, facing…

After this last game, facing this offense without Hudson for a half scares me. I think we may gave up some points.

09/19/2018 - 11:29pm Never thought I'd see that…

Never thought I'd see that day...that being said lets see it against good competition or in a week that wasn't historically bad for the B1G.

09/19/2018 - 1:40pm Relatedly, as it says in the…

Relatedly, as it says in the article link, OSU's investigation didn't even attempt to recover deleted texts. What an "investigation".

09/18/2018 - 8:43pm And if 247 bumps Charbonnet…

And if 247 bumps Charbonnet up enough it could be 5.

09/18/2018 - 8:39pm Still in it for Crouch, Ford…

Still in it for Crouch, Ford, Harrison and Karlaftis. If we could get one that'd be awesome, 2 would give us a whopping 4 5 stars in this class.

09/18/2018 - 12:45pm I'd worry about winning the…

I'd worry about winning the games before OSU before worrying about beating OSU

09/18/2018 - 1:26am Second link isn't time…

Second link isn't time stamped properly, here it is. Play occurs at the 1:30:48 mark, time stamped there with 2 replays shown. Link

09/17/2018 - 1:37pm Probably Chase Young. So who…

Probably Chase Young. SO who's a former top 10 player out of MD. Still a really really good player, but a drop from the #1 player in the draft for sure.

09/17/2018 - 11:46am Through 5 weeks Michigan…

Through 5 weeks Michigan will not have played a single game on an ESPN affiliate. Not important but pretty interesting to me.

09/16/2018 - 2:50pm I think it's an NFL penalty,…

I think it's an NFL penalty, not college. But I may be wrong.

09/16/2018 - 11:45am Evans is a bad pass pro back…

Evans is a bad pass pro back. He's clearly better than Wilson in every other way. The only reason he struggled so much yesterday was our play calling. As Seth said in his preview, SMU jumps at run at the first sight. With Evans in we were very predictably running the ball up the gut on any non passing down. Even when the OL blocked well, SMU was sending 7/8 to our 5/6 blockers so there wasn't much room.

Wilson started gaining yards because the play calling opened up. When he was in SMU expected pass, meaning the run was more open. Also most of his yards were in the 2nd half when we had shown that SMU needed to respect our passing game.

Evans is the #2 back. It's the same story as last year when he bad stats early but it wasn't reallyhis fault.

09/16/2018 - 11:39am I'm sure that's part of it…

I'm sure that's part of it. I'd be very surprised if you guys didn't get better as the year goes on. I still don't know how much you'll improve. Fuller was on the field yesterday. Borland played in the first two games and played yesterday. Those issues were still there. The Borland thing I can buy a little more because he's on a snap count, but Borland isn't some athletic freak. Against athletic/spread teams who play to the perimeter, Borland isn't as much of a game changer. He's a great old-fashioned LB but is limited athletically and those teams can take advantage of him, healthy or not.

Also I'd be more willing to buy all of this if you didn't have the same issues last year. Your back 7 was bad last year, it still looks bad this year, and this year you don't have Coombs or the DL (maybe Bosa?) to compensate the same way.

09/16/2018 - 11:21am I have mixed feelings. Our…

I have mixed feelings. Our play calling and OL are still huge issues to me. I did think the pass protection was the best since pre-Iowa 2016, granted that's an insanely low bar to set against an awful D. And the penalties/inability to cover the slot on D is worrying. We're not nearly as good as we hoped we'd be this year.

That being said I think the rest of the B1G minus OSU is down too. I wouldn't be surprised if we had 1 loss going into OSU or 4.

09/16/2018 - 11:16am A few of those were busts by…

A few of those were busts by the OL, I remember one where Onwenu/JBB had a big miscommunication and let a guy through untouched. One I remember being Chris Evans whiffing on a block and completely missing a chip on his guy. But a lot of them were just SMU sending too many numbers (LBs delayed blitzing after realizing it wasn't a run). On those there's not much you can do besides the evade the blitz or get the ball out quick to the open guy, which I think we generally did. It was relatively good pass pro, relative to our previous levels of incompetence.

09/15/2018 - 10:31pm OSU's defense is hot garbage…

OSU's defense is hot garbage. They couldn't stop spread Oregon St. or TCU. I anticipate them struggling with PSU and this year with Shea, our WRs and a terrible OL a quick passing game spread offense would seem to be the logical move. We run best out of the spread and OSU can't defend it.

09/15/2018 - 10:23pm Holy shit Mack is garbage

Holy shit Mack is garbage

09/15/2018 - 8:18pm Penn St. is very beatable…

Penn St. is very beatable. They got outgained by App St and almost lost and only outgained Pitt by 90 yards. That game was close until weather and shitty special teams play by Pitt. They're very beatable, granted so are we.

09/15/2018 - 7:24pm We still can't cover the…

We still can't cover the slot. That will cost us a game if it isn't fixed soon.

Penalties were annoying/dumb but a lot of those I feel like won't be called consistently all year. It's a concern, but not as big as the slot IMO.

09/15/2018 - 7:23pm Pass pro looked solid. Not…

Pass pro looked solid. Not amazing but better than it ever did last year. Granted that probably doesn't mean much against good teams but it's a start.

Run game struggled but I put most of that on the play calling. It was awful. Seth's preview even said the LBs jump to run on the first site of a run play. Then Harbaugh/Pep started banging their heads against a wall trying to run out of a goalline set on second and 8. Once we started throwing it, we actually looked good and opened up the run game a bit.

DPJ looked amazing.

09/15/2018 - 6:00pm Once again we have no idea…

Once again we have no idea how to defend the slot.

09/15/2018 - 5:43pm Vandy down 5 with the ball,…

Vandy down 5 with the ball, 4 minutes left vs ND

09/15/2018 - 5:22pm Hicks is a pin point passer…

Hicks is a pin point passer who had a QBR of 1.3 against North Texas...

Maybe we're just getting unlucky. But short slants have been open all game. We're still struggling to cover the slot. And oh yeah, the TD.

I'm not saying the secondary's bad. But compared to its elite expectation it has disappointed this half.

09/15/2018 - 5:19pm Illinois just kicked a 53…

Illinois just kicked a 53 yarder to go up 16-7 at the half over USF at Soldier. Maybe they're not complete ass this year?

09/15/2018 - 5:07pm Playcalling and secondary…

Playcalling and secondary leaving much to be desired. I can't get mad at the run game when SMU has 8 in the box run blitzing every play. Pass pro has had 1 big bust but looked okay beyond that.

09/15/2018 - 5:03pm Perfect timing from Metellus

Perfect timing from Metellus

09/15/2018 - 5:03pm Lol

Lol

09/15/2018 - 5:03pm Welp at least no one from…

Welp at least no one from the secondary should be an early entrant this year...

09/15/2018 - 4:49pm Huge bust there by Hawkins…

Huge bust there by Hawkins. Terrible D

09/15/2018 - 4:18pm Why the fuck are we running…

Why the fuck are we running out of goalline with Wilson on 2nd and 8...

09/15/2018 - 3:05pm I wish neg bangs were still…

I wish neg bangs were still a thing

09/15/2018 - 1:02pm What a play by the ISU…

What a play by the ISU receiver. Tied with OU at 10.

09/15/2018 - 12:57pm So 2 of our next 3 opponents…

So 2 of our next 3 opponents, Nebraska and Maryland, both looking bad early. Nebraska will either be starting this walk-on QB or a true freshman coming off injury in his first career road game with less than 1 career game played against us.

09/12/2018 - 6:34pm True freshman WRs almost…

True freshman WRs almost always suck. He also had the worst QB play in Michigan history his freshman year. It's now 2 games into his sophomore year. So no, not worried that he's just a "contributor".

09/12/2018 - 5:38pm No

No

09/11/2018 - 11:54am I'm not really following…

I'm not really following recruiting but from what I do know Brown seems set on Wisconsin, I don't know that there's reasons to think he may flip. The better bet may be George Karlaftis. He's from West Lafayette but Purdue is 0-2 and may not make a bowl and Karlaftis has said he's still considering Michigan. He's #70 in the composite but top 10 in 247s rankings.

09/11/2018 - 9:14am I agree for the most part,…

I agree for the most part, but North Texas actually has one of the best QBs/passing games in the country. Mason Fine is a better QB than 95% of college QBs.

09/10/2018 - 2:39pm Not an A is a nice way to…

Not an A is a nice way to describe the F--- that are our tackles. Not being an A is one thing, being flat out awful is another. Bragging about the RT being equal to last year when it was pathetic last year isn't a good thing.

I'm not focusing on the two spots that "may not be A's". I'm focusing on the major reason why we just lost another rivalry game on the road where we put up 10 offensive points and 58 rushing yards with god awful pass protection.

09/10/2018 - 2:36pm Well luckily in football you…

Well luckily in football you don't need to finish the game.

09/10/2018 - 2:10pm "The collective BAWWW would…

"The collective BAWWW would have set off seismic detectors across the state if Michigan had entered the fourth quarter up 24-14 or 19-13, as they did against Cincinnati and Air Force last year."

...as it should have? If we were only up on Western 19-13 going into the 4th how could you not be at peak "BAWWW"? It would be a year removed from the terror that was last year and we would have been equally bad if not worse. If that happens and your response is whine about people complaining, you're either a massive homer or someone whose only goal is to complain about people complaining.

End post complaining about people's complaining.

09/10/2018 - 1:42pm Pretty sure the Harbaugh…

Pretty sure the Harbaugh wants it so much vs a rival line has been used before every rivalry game since he got here. The only team we beat was 3-9 MSU. I'll believe it when I see it, that line is played out.

09/10/2018 - 1:40pm Or our OL self destructs and…

Or our OL self destructs and we can't move the ball at all. We turn the ball over a bunch/keep putting our D in terribke situations. Which at this point to me is likely.

When we're on D, Lewerke can break runs. Our DTs can continue to struggle giving MSU easy running lanes. Lewerke can continue moving the ball in the air. We can continue to be overly aggressive and give a bunch of free penalty yards.

People said the same stuff about ND and Wimbush. They put up 21 in the first half and it wasn't because of Wimbush scrambles. It was part of the reason, but not the big issue.

09/10/2018 - 1:24pm I'll pick up the slack then…

I'll pick up the slack then.

In my mind there's 0 way we win @MSU. As we just saw against ND, we can't beat good teams on the road. And even if MSU isn't as good as their record was last year (which they probably aren't), they're still probably an 8-4/9-3 which is top 25.

Relatedly early returns on our DTs aren't great. I have little faith that group holds up all game long vs Wisconsin. And I have 0 faith in our OL(OTs) against any half decent team. So I'm struggling to see a win there as well.

09/01/2018 - 4:00pm Jamel Dean with a pick for…

Jamel Dean with a pick for Auburn. He was #processed by OSU years back, being told he wouldn't have a scholarship because he'd never be healthy enough to play D1 football. Looks like OSU could use him in the secondary now. Whoops...

09/01/2018 - 3:38pm OSU's back 7 looks like…

OSU's back 7 looks like trash. O looks good but it always has looked good against god awful D's, lets see them in a few weeks vs TCU.

09/01/2018 - 11:49am You switched NU and NW. It's…

You switched NU and NW. It's @NW, vs NU.