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01/07/2017 - 7:09pm Check Out

I want to, but I can't stay away. I just hope Brown and Baugh can finish the job with these top recruits. I just want to beat Ohio and players like Harris and Solomon will help us get there.

11/01/2016 - 3:47pm PoSU

I hate PoSU and I'm surprised I'm not seeing their name riddled all over this post!

10/25/2016 - 9:18pm Texas

Big 12 is weak and even if it ends up falling apart the SEC or B1G will take them in with open arms. Tons of in-state talent and you know you're going to get PAID!

10/19/2016 - 4:13pm Agree

I don't disagree with that. I was trying to get across that as long as Michigan wins, they'll be in. I know that's a "duh" statement. If they don't, they're going to need some major teams to somehow accrue two losses.

10/19/2016 - 4:09pm Past

I really don't think a team's past should be factored in, not when it comes to the CFP anyway. I know it's hard not to at least think about it when ranking, but the comittee should do their darndest to strictly look at this season's performance. We're all human, we're not perfect, but kust because Ohio has had four solid seasons before now shouldn't factor in to their CFP ranking this year. My point is that the winner of this game won't have to worry about a darn thing. They'll be in. Any Power 5 team that goes undefeated theough their regular season and conference championship should be in the CFP. The only time that wouldn't be the case would be if there were multiple undefeated teams, which rarely happens.

10/19/2016 - 4:04pm Rematches

I want to see the best four teams play for a National Title, period. If Michigan is undefeated by season's end, there is no doubt that they will be viewed that way. If we have one close loss to one of the top four teams in the nation by that time and we don't get in, I'll be pretty shocked honestly. But the success and failure of other teams by that time will also factor in. The CFP system is far from perfect, but I know they're working on improving it every year. We'll see how it all turns out.

10/19/2016 - 3:18pm Undefeated

Ultimately, the most important thing when it comes to getting into the CFP is to go undefeated. I know there's a chance Michigan still gets in with a tight loss to Ohio. But if Michigan wants to guarantee a spot, they "simply" need to go undefeated. With this defense and the competent offense, they have a solid shot at doing just that.

10/19/2016 - 12:24pm Breakdown

I think one of the writers for this site did a breakdown once and claimed that Scout appeared to be the most accurate in terms of rankings. They've all got their pros and cons though. I prefer to use 247's composite rankings as a guide.

10/18/2016 - 1:26pm "Bastard"

I love that you called your own child a bastard.

10/13/2016 - 3:56pm Coaches

Brian made some solid points about coach-poaching. To add to that, even if Drevno or Fisch were to take another job, I wouldn;t be too concerned.  If both were to leave at the same time, then I would be worried. Like Brain said, I don't think Brown is going anywhere.

10/12/2016 - 12:37pm Ohio

I love that I can look at the schedule and only slightly cringe at one game. I am confident that this defense will hold strong and we will have a legit shot at the CFP.

10/11/2016 - 12:14pm Interesting

I've been a fan since I was twelve (so eleven years) and I'd say it's grown or been maintained. I pay a crap load of attention to recruiting, which I didn't do until five years ago. If I can't watch a game live, people know to not give me updates, as I watch a replay the moment I get a chance. I don't have much passion for any other sports. I'll watch basketball, but don't really enjoy it and the same can be said for hockey.

My fiance made an interesting comment recently, however. I am also a fan of the Indianapolis Colts, my family is originally from Indiana and I sure as hell was never going to cheer for the Hoosiers or Boilermakers (fuck Notre Dame), and my fiance says that I am clearly more passionate about UM than I am about Indy. She says that my attitude is drastically affected by the result of Michigan games. If the Colts win or lose, I guess I'm just kind of "meh" either way. She also said my passion has only increased since Harbaugh took over. So overall, I guess my fandom has grown, but I expect things to change a bit once we're married and start our family, but I hope to maintain a decent level of fandom.

10/07/2016 - 11:58am Demon

He sounds like he was possessed by a demon when he says "AGAAAIIN." I couldn't stop laughing.

10/06/2016 - 2:28pm Simple

Take off your costume once you leave the party.

10/06/2016 - 2:04pm Glad somebody did!

Glad somebody did!

10/06/2016 - 2:03pm Agree

That's been my concern about this. Someone is going to defend themselves because they are so frightened by the encounter and be prosecuted because the clown was unarmed or something. It's all just dumb and dangerous.

10/06/2016 - 1:58pm Dumb and Dangerous

I don't know if these bozos realize how dangerous their actions are. They are causing so much concern and fear that people honestly see them as a threat. If someone is armed when they leave their home, and one of these clowns "pranks" them, people could very easily be harmed or worse. Hopefully this all just goes away after Halloween.

10/05/2016 - 3:09pm Two for Me

In terms of what game I will enjoy watching because of how close it'll be, that's Maryland at PoSU.

I am also looking forward to seeing if IU can do something against Ohio.

10/05/2016 - 11:27am You are most certainly not

You are most certainly not wrong.

10/05/2016 - 11:15am Opinions?

I really don't care when games are played. Night games often have a special atmosphere and vibe to them, but that's about it. Why are so many people saying "this is how it should be" and the like?

If I recall correctly, The Game has been played early almost every year that I have watched, but I don't really care about kickoff time as long as I get to watch it.

10/04/2016 - 10:05am I would just chalk all this

I would just chalk all this up to having a couple of classes that had solid talent and now those players are gone. Their entire team isn't very good this year, not just the defense. Their O-Line is bleh, their D-Line is bleh, their QB is bleh, their linebackers are hurt, etc. I am skeptical of pointing at one single part of the game as THE reason a team is struggling.

10/04/2016 - 9:47am Down Year

I just think it's a down year in general for them. They are struggling in multiple areas and facets of the game, no one weakness is contributing to their record thus far. When you have success at the level that they did a drop off, whether it be mild or severe, is inevitable. In Ohio's case, Urbz "down years" consist of one or two losses. In MSU's case, Dantonio's down years are three or four losses. I think MSU could very well be 7-5 give or take a win this season, but I don't think it's the end of MSU's success.

10/03/2016 - 1:25pm Could not agree more.

Could not agree more.

10/03/2016 - 1:24pm Herman

If Texas gets the jump on this, they can put themselves in a solid position to land Herman. He has loads of connections in the state and was a GA there. I know Lousiana isn't far from Texas, by any means. But I imagine that that would be the place Herman would choose to go if he leaves Houston.

10/03/2016 - 9:32am Ehhhh

Our offense has a lot of question marks too. I'm not so sure I'd take us over them as of now.

I'd say the CFP rankings, as of now, would be 1. Ohio | 2. Clemson | 3. Bama | 4. Michigan. Houston, Washington, and Texas A&M are looming though.

10/01/2016 - 3:40pm MGoVideo typically has it up without the score the night of or the next morning.

09/30/2016 - 2:41pm Someone mentioned earlier

Someone mentioned earlier that they think it will look less awkward once we actually see them on players. That very well could be the case.

09/30/2016 - 2:30pm I was thinking more toward

I was thinking more toward the right side along the waist line.

09/30/2016 - 1:58pm Jumpman Logo

The Jumpman logo on the shorts looks out of place. A very odd location, to me.

09/30/2016 - 10:41am Sparty Folks

I don't have any Wisconsin frands, but some Sparty pals are doing the trash-talking for them. I've been told that Michigan is going to be dominated by the Badgers and they keep pointing to last week's game as the evidence. I don't think Sparty fans realize how mediocre their QB is.

09/30/2016 - 10:41am Disrespect Compounds if...

they're Lions fans too. They all think the world (especially referees) is out to get them.

09/30/2016 - 10:21am Weather

I keep hearing all this crap about bad weather and it concerns me a bit. Even if it becomes a muddy mess, I can see us putting up 30+. Their offense is THAT mediocre and our defense is THAT good.

11/25/2014 - 11:23am 4 years

Record wise, I would be happy to see slight imporvement and then mildly sustained sucess.

2015: 7-5 / 8-4     2016: 8-4 / 9-3     2017: 9-3 / 10-2     2018+: 10-2+

I told people that we needed to give Hoke four full recruiting classes, in my mind we gave him three, but he doesn't deserve another year. Giving a coach a chance to bring in four FULL classes of players that he recruited gives him the best chance to have success. I see Harbaugh being like our Bob Stoops, except a little bit of a slower start. Consistently winning 9+ games every year and being in playoff contention more often than not.

Culture wise, I just want to feel like I can go to a game and enjoy it. My first game was in 2009 when I was 15. I had such an amazing time and I wanted to go back as soon as possible. I've been to a number of games since, and it hasn't felt the same at all. I don't like going to games anymore and I want to get back to the point where I am willing to shell out to go to a mediocre matchup.

11/17/2014 - 2:26pm Prayers and Stuff

Hopefully Frank figures himself out and gets his priorities straight. Something like this will more than likely kill his draft stock, seeing as how domestic violence is a huge problem for the NFL right now.

Hopefully the victim is okay and is able to get the proper healing she needs.

11/17/2014 - 2:11pm Graham Or Bust

I'm telling you guys, Harbaugh is a 99 to 1 shot. I like Graha, and I'd say he's a 5 to 1. Go Graham!

10/28/2014 - 1:56pm Realistic Options and One Unicorn

I am going to list candidates that I feel are legitimate and Michigan can actually get. Many of the coaches I've seen on here (Gundy, Patterson, John Harbaugh, etc.) are virtually impossible to get because of their current situation or the fact that they are coaching at their alma mater.

1. Jim Harbaugh

Almost impossible, but the rumors are giving me some optimism. His track record speaks for itself.

2. Todd Graham

Everybody seems to hate him because of his "job hopping." All of his moves were understandable in my mind and if he came to UM there would be no reason for him to leave. We are a final destination job, we fire you or you retire here. There is no leaving.

3. Dan Mullen

This year has made him look amazing. I'm sold on him, but I am not fond of the fact that he currently employs the oversigning system where they cut kids if they suck and don't guarantee their scholarship for all four years. I don't like that, but he's a solid coach.

4. Jim McElwain

He's turned Colorado State into a solid program in just three years. His track record as an OC is great as well. I feel like he and Mullen are on the same level.

5. Tom Herman

He'd come here in a heart beat and he has been learning under Meyer, who I believe is a top three coach. He's also a great recruiter.

6. Les Miles

He's old, but his track record is solid and I think he could stick around for a solid ten years and hand it off to an assistant.

7. Pep Hamilton

Colt's OC. He has college experience (Stanford) and he is currently running a top five NFL offense. He'd be very risky, but I have faith in him.

Unicorn: I am a huge Colt's fan and I know he has a few more years until he retires from playing, but Peyton Manning. Every OC who has ever coached him has said that Peyton is the REAL OC, not them. Peyton is playing the best football of his career, but if he were to randomly retire, I would love to see Michigan make a run at him.

10/21/2014 - 12:55pm Peyton Manning...

...for HC.

10/07/2014 - 4:31pm Go Rams!

I am all for Jim McElwain.

1. Jim Harbaugh

2. Todd Graham

3. McElwain

10/07/2014 - 4:28pm Struggling in Big Games

My guess is that he feels they struggle offensively in big games.


FSU 51-14 | S Carolina 31-17

Not a ton of evidence, but that's my best guess.

I think he'd be a solid HC.

10/07/2014 - 4:19pm Graham is My #2

...behind Jim Harbaugh. The "mercenary" stuff is overblown. Michigan is one of those jobs that you don't leave unless you alma mater is Texas, FSU, USC, OSU or Bama. He would be at Michigan for a long time assuming he has succes.

10/01/2014 - 3:39pm Paul Johnson

I am mildly surprised that no one has mentioned Paul Johnson (Georgia Tech) as a potential candidate. He's done a good job at Tech and Navy before that. His offense is fun enough and he's apparently good at developing talent since he get scraps in comparison to other teams in the south east. Imagine what he could do with talent here. In recent years he hasn't done as well as he did in the past, but he's got some solid seasons under his belt.

If we're taking an NFL caliber coach, I want Harbaugh (highly unlikely). If we're taking a college head coach, I want Todd Graham. If we're taking an assistant coach, I want Chad Morris OR Josh Heupel (Oklahoma offensive coord). Josh is really young and has fielded great offenses these past four years. I would gladly give him a shot.

12/05/2011 - 12:36am Brown

So is there absolutely no way Brown can get back on the list?

12/02/2011 - 10:03pm Commitment Status

Rivals and Scout say he's a "soft verbal" in other words he's not sure...

12/02/2011 - 9:31pm Diggs

He's more versatile. He could honestly pull a Woodson (I know it's semi-blasphemous to say this) and play both sides of the ball, even special teams!

12/02/2011 - 9:24pm Dunn Should Not Be A Priority

Even if we don't get Dunn I think we're set at running back. I really want Payton at receiver, Banner and Garnett on the line (especially Banner), and hopefully Phoaroh stays on and is "allowed" recommit. To me we need a receiver or two more than we need another running back, even though it'd be great to get him. I honestly think that Tom Rawls is the future of Michigan football and could easily win/compete for the Heisman his senior year.

12/02/2011 - 9:13pm How About This?

If you watch footage from Lloyd's last year you can see glimpses of the "spread" especially in the Capital One Bowl. And I can think of a few times where Michigan designed plays for Mallet and Henne to run, there rare but they're there. Who's to say Borges won't try somethings with Morris? I personally prefer Pro-Style but it would be interesting to see what he could come up with...