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10/18/2018 - 3:49pm It's not ridiculous at all…

It's not ridiculous at all. Cook's college stats aren't much better than Christian Hackenberg despite having a ton more talent and Cook missed lots of short throws but looked like a savant throwing back shoulder fades. That's about all he could do.

10/18/2018 - 2:22pm I see people saying this but…

I see people saying this but he had a declining completion percentage each year and every game seemed to have four or five bad throws into coverage that he was lucky weren't picked. Lewerke has some of the same shaky decision making but can also run and has a higher completion percentage with worse receivers. 

10/18/2018 - 1:58pm I actually think he is much…

I actually think he is much better than Connor Cook but doesn't have any supporting cast, especially on the OL. We all saw what that looks like last year.

10/17/2018 - 2:43pm I'd much rather lose OOC…

I'd much rather lose OOC games than B1G games in your scenario.

10/17/2018 - 2:21pm Exactly. Ryan Hayes is…

Exactly. Ryan Hayes is listed at 252 on his 247 page and will probably end up playing between 305 and 320. Beyond bone structure, I am not sure how anybody can project that kind of growth and how it will work on an athlete.

10/17/2018 - 1:45pm Just glancing through their…

Just glancing through their recruiting classes, it appears that Wisconsin, like Iowa, tend to get a lot of undersized guys and then bulk them up. Benzschwazel is listed at 240 in his 247 profile, for example. These guys are often ranked lower since they aren't "college ready" in terms of size.

10/16/2018 - 11:36am I am not sure why you were…

I am not sure why you were downvoted. Look at their opponents (ranking is YPG):

USU - 41st

ASU - 65th

CMU - 101st

Indiana - 93rd

NW - 129th

PSU - 12th

 

Most teams they played aren't good at running the ball and even the teams good at running the ball put up those numbers against Kent State and New Mexico State. I don't think they are bad against the run, just that they may not be as good as their stats say and I have seen their DL get pushed around quite a bit.

10/12/2018 - 1:12pm They're goals and having and…

They're goals and having and working on achieving goals is a good thing. 

10/10/2018 - 12:21pm While I agree, any…

While I agree, any punishment in the past does not seem to have worked to get him straightened out. Weak punishment seems to be a big part of MSU culture.

10/05/2018 - 1:55pm This, and why would the…

This, and why would the coaches put a 4th stringer in even if they can redshirt later?

10/05/2018 - 11:47am I have no idea if you are…

I have no idea if you are responding to me but these childish accusations of cheating all the time sound pathetic. Maybe they are cheating but the state of Georgia is stocked with talent and has always recruited well. 

People were questioning how Harbaugh was able to recruit so well in 2016 and 2017 - does that mean he was cheating? Or does that only apply to people who you have deemed "shady"?

10/05/2018 - 10:26am There are pretty girls down…

There are pretty girls down there and Athens is a nice town. The school is okay, on par with like Indiana or MSU but being in the NC game and playing in the SEC can be a big draw, especially for a defensive guy.

10/04/2018 - 2:01pm At the risk of sounding…

At the risk of sounding sexist, women don't tend to be big football fans and Alabama's female enrollment has been climbing for decades, now 56.5% female and 43.5% male. Plus, they have been trying to get out of state students rather than in-state ones because it looks more diverse and brings in more cash. I think this may have something to do with it, combined with the other factors listed here.

10/02/2018 - 8:20pm How is it meaningless? Iron…

How is it meaningless? Iron sharpens iron. Beating a conference of crap teams is boring and is of no use in the playoff age.

10/02/2018 - 8:10pm jMy impression of Harbaugh…

My impression of Harbaugh teams is that defense and special teams play a big role in strategy and how aggressive a game is called. What seems missing from late 2015/2016 are the chunk plays where Michigan would start inside it's 20 and two plays later be at mid field. The McKeon drop would be kind of an example.

In all honesty I really only care about limiting turnovers at this point. You have to score points, yes, and yet I feel these coaches come up with creative ways to do that each week, even if they are not unveiling some novel offense. What killed Michigan football for years was turnovers, often at the worst times, and too regularly in droves. If they can just stop that and play great defense and ten wins is the floor.

Oh, and with the playoff, matchups and multiple formations and schemes are essential. What Harbaugh is trying to do here is special and could get even crazier as these receivers and tight ends mature. 

10/02/2018 - 2:07pm I get wanting to pick up a…

I get wanting to pick up a recruit however I don't get wanting Brohm or any other seemingly good coach to leave for another school, especially one like Louisville. It seems like not long ago many were upset that Purdue was not using the B1G money on good coaches and facilities. Please keep the food coaches in the conference so we can have exciting, meaningful games instead of crap low to middle end of the conference where everyone is snoring by the start of the 2nd half in a conference game because the opponent sucks.

10/02/2018 - 11:48am Really? He just seems tall…

Really? He just seems tall and not very dynamic. He also doesn't seem to hold up well against man coverage.

09/28/2018 - 3:17pm Don't worry about the…

Don't worry about the children as most people don't bring kids to games anymore because it is too expensive. 

09/28/2018 - 12:06pm Next he'll get him hooked on…

Next he'll get him hooked on alpha brain, kettle bells, and kale shakes.

09/28/2018 - 10:39am I had no idea that it made…

I had no idea that it made the other more likely to tear. Do we know why that is?

09/26/2018 - 3:18pm I have not been impressed…

I have not been impressed with Gilbert in anything from his hires to his drafts. The comic sans memo pretty much says it all and the very fact that LeBron was not only the reason they won a title but were even competitive is pretty daming. 

The best owners seem to be the ones who make great hires and let their people do what they do. He doesn't seem like that kind of owner, and I am not sure he has the resources to spread over an NBA and an MLB team.

09/25/2018 - 3:48pm I guess so. Just like how…

I guess so. Just like how everyone described Entourage as Sex and the City for men.

09/25/2018 - 2:45pm Was it ever good? I tried…

Was it ever good? I tried early on but it just seemed like Entourage with athletes.

09/19/2018 - 1:06pm I think 538 can be…

I think 538 can be interesting at times but stuff like this misses on so many levels. FSU changed coaches and won a NC five years ago. Florida won titles in the last decade and has had ten+ win seasons since. Tennessee has been bad and you could probably argue that it's been getting better than the Dooley days. You know who else was successful in the 90s? PSU, OSU, Alabama, Washington, Virginia Tech, Syracuse, and many more. Just pointing out the ones who have underperformed since shows too many biases for usefulness.

09/18/2018 - 11:24am Those comments don't sound…

Those comments don't sound insidery at all, they sound like Mgobitching.

09/17/2018 - 3:54pm Your last point may have…

Your last point may have something to do with it. For me, I only have so many hours in a day to watch games and the technology is there to avoid the dead time between plays, commercials, time outs, etc. 

If I lived closer to Ann Arbor then it may be different, though I can still see the whole thing being prohibitively expensive for a whole year for the family. 

09/17/2018 - 3:35pm Same. I pause the game and…

Same. I pause the game and watch at my leisure and don't miss not seeing it live. The networks have made the games unwatchable live so I have made their ads unwatchable to me.

09/17/2018 - 12:35pm Why doesn't OSU order him to…

Why doesn't OSU order him to stop speaking out like this? He's making it worse on himself and the school by releasing these things. "My time away from the program in August gave me a chance to reflect and it gave me a chance to learn a great deal from these events." Did he learn about how to fight back against VERY lenient punishment or how to further lie about not knowing of the situation? 

Saying that he will "never will condone domestic abuse" just shows that he doesn't get it.

09/17/2018 - 9:37am This. The guy's entire…

This. The guy's entire posting history is a sad glimpse of someone with so much time on their hands that they spend it posing as a fan on a rivals' message board. It's pretty pathetic.

09/14/2018 - 1:19pm Wait, didn't you think…

Wait, didn't you think something different in the OP?

09/12/2018 - 8:46am I see this argument all the…

I see this argument all the time and can't disagree more. Every bad post during the season just buries potentially relevant and interesting ones on the board, lead to no quality discussion, and encourage others to post similarly pointless topics. Telling people to not read it just results in them less likely to read anything there in the future and seek out places with the content they want.

With that said, I like WD and believe this would be a great topic for May or June.

09/07/2018 - 3:27pm I think we trust Mattison on…

I think we trust Mattison on this one.

09/06/2018 - 12:55pm I watched a lot of the MSU…

I watched a lot of the MSU game and Bachie is good but man, he tired easily. He looked gassed and I have to believe any gameplan against them will have to involve making him move laterally and work on blocking them low/redirecting  when they attack because their LBs do a good job of dropping their hips and avoiding blocks.

09/05/2018 - 1:42pm I know the ideal tackle for…

I know the ideal tackle for UM is the bulked up TE, not the blocky immovable mountain, but how is it possible that there is nobody else on the roster capable of competing there? Are Spanellis, Honigford, and Filiaga only practicing at guard because they are not athletic enough to play tackle? It seems like a lot of former tackles were guards and 6'5" OTs are more the norm than the exception. 

Also, I think Runyan and to a lesser extent JBB deserve some time to show improvement but should they not improve, at what point to you go with the younger, higher upside guys? 

09/02/2018 - 10:29am This board can be a bit much…

This board can be a bit dramatic after losses. I think that was about how I expected a loss to go. A win would have been Hawkins making that pick, no fire on the 2nd FGA, and a heroic defensive stand at the end. It didn't work out that way. I wish we could can the dark cloud and Harbaughceutical talk. More than anything this loss to me feels like Utah 2015.

08/30/2018 - 10:51am Wasn't former UM commit Matt…

Wasn't former UM commit Matt Falcon on WMU?

08/29/2018 - 2:36pm Steve Addazio is an OL guy…

Steve Addazio is an OL guy and their line was/is all upperclassmen. Dillon is still a beast and best of luck to him. 

08/24/2018 - 8:52pm  Anyone who's committed to…

 Anyone who's committed to going there is probably the same type of person.

This seems like pretty harsh judgment for a teenager. How on earth do you know what type of people they are? 

08/24/2018 - 8:45pm Guys, go easy on him. His…

Guys, go easy on him. His memory medication probably has side effects plus he may have been tired from working hard educating everyone on the seriousness of relationship violence. He may not have brought his A game to the press conference.

08/24/2018 - 10:44am Is he going to detail making…

Is he going to detail making Comanaprosil jungle juice for Limp Bizkit conerts or the finer points of dildo craftsmanship?

08/23/2018 - 1:08pm This doesn't change my…

This doesn't change my Michigan fandom. It does make me think that a lot of these issues are too big for most institutions to handle and since it touches on everyone from the athletic departments, schools, the NCAA, police, federal law, state law, local law, the conference, plus many groups without authority like alumni, fans, media, boosters, etc. there are too many layers and too much room for interpretation and appeasement.

Urban Meyer can delete texts, lie about having memory problems, throw others under the bus, and make his wife lie and yet still have the balls to push back on any suspension. How can he feel so empowered? Isn't that strange? 

As embarrassing as this is to OSU, they probably feel confident that this is over and behind them but with all of the problems he's had personally and with his players, isn't it just a matter of time before something like this happens again?

08/22/2018 - 3:20pm They aren't going to make…

They aren't going to make her the fall guy, are they?

08/22/2018 - 11:20am I think it's best not to…

I think it's best not to worry about the victim here or proper protocol, just like OSU. 

08/22/2018 - 10:49am Weren't there reports that…

Weren't there reports that Urban pushed back on more suspension? I get the feeling the board will take his suggestions seriously.

08/21/2018 - 12:27pm I agree but I think the…

I agree but I think the story has changed from Zach Smith is scum to Urban Meyer is harboring scum and in dereliction of duty as an employee of a public university. For it to evolve further is not a stretch and if he has info that the board does not, I think that is pretty clearly a bad job done by the investigators. If it is outside of the main story, something like paying recruits or players then I agree that is outside the scope of the original focus and sitting on a vetted story like that does seem vindictive.

08/21/2018 - 11:26am Take Lyft on recruiting…

Take Lyft on recruiting trips.

08/21/2018 - 11:25am Is it sleazy if it exposes…

Is it sleazy if it exposes OSU's investigation as a sham? 

08/17/2018 - 2:15pm Saban reloads with players…

Saban reloads with players and coaches. I do think that Georgia and maybe Florida getting better may pose a challenge but that was not a big issue when Meyer was at Florida and LSU was successful. 

08/16/2018 - 9:29am IF they did however I…

IF they did however I thought only S&C coaches were allowed to work with athletes before camp started. Maybe Durkin had a hand in that. Maybe they don't like him because he swears and belittles his players. I am not sure the latter is unique in college football.

08/14/2018 - 12:36pm They already named Canada as…

They already named Canada as acting HC.