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12/06/2018 - 3:03pm It’s gotta be no. We’ve been…

It’s gotta be no. We’ve been to the NC game in MBB twice during the Beilein era which is great and shows we have a high profile team but we haven’t even won our own conference in how many years in football?

You’ve also have to figure it’s harder to win the NCAA tourney with 5 elimination games just to make the NC game. This year if you beat OSU like you’re supposed to, take care of mediocre NW and you’re in the top 4. 

12/06/2018 - 10:39am While I agree Pliny the…

While I agree Pliny the Elder is harder to find than the year-around availability of Bell's, that still doesn't mean it's easy to find for some people. Up until a month or two ago you couldn't find Bell's or Founders here in Colorado. 

12/06/2018 - 10:36am Tipsy's off of C-470 near…

Tipsy's off of C-470 near Ken Caryl Ranch. They have a cold cellar room for rare beers. They even have a more secrety "beer cabinet" where they keep those bottles. I also don't think they advertise it unless someone asks. 

12/05/2018 - 5:08pm You really spent "much of…

You really spent "much of the year" wishing we had other players on defense when we completely destroyed most of our opponents and statistically had one of the best defenses in the country? I'd hate to get you for white elephant gift exchange. 

Besides the OSU blunder and maybe ND, we kicked everyone in the dick.

12/03/2018 - 8:55am All it takes is one upset in…

All it takes is one upset in the CFP for everyone to change their tune. 

While obviously upsets in football are much more rare than say basketball, the NCAA tourney and even the individual conference championships show how when teams have a little time to prepare and play on a neutral site, a lot of weird stuff can happen. Not saying UCF or an unbeaten WMU should be automatically given a spot but if they did expand the playoffs to 6 or 8 teams, I think a couple of those teams deserve a shot. 

12/02/2018 - 12:02pm Not sure why you have to…

Not sure why you have to mention their backup QB when he could easily start for just about any P5 team.

11/29/2018 - 10:59am Right... because our S&C…

Right... because our S&C coach has the final say how much they run the week before the biggest fucking game of our HC's tenure.

11/28/2018 - 10:42am You're right. I don't see…

You're right. I don't see why it matters losing to Eastern fucking Michigan @ home or the anemic offense of MSU and getting smoked by... Minnesota!? 

I'm saying just because someone beats OSU 49-20 doesn't mean they deserve a hall pass when they lose to the gophers 41-10.

11/28/2018 - 8:08am So the guy wins one high…

So the guy wins one high profile game at home to a team that had been severely mediocre and now we need him to replace our OC staff? Yeah, no. I'm ok with people touting their big wins but you'll have to include your losses too.  

11/26/2018 - 2:47pm The problem I think for most…

The problem I think for most is that all season long this type of outcome couldn’t be rationalized or if put into some type of statistical theory would’ve been an outlier. Hard to plan for such anomalies but even on Michigan’s worst day and OSU’s best, I’d have to think it couldn’t possibly gotten any worse. The only equalizer I see for most well-coached teams are HT adjustments and the ability to recalibrate based on in-game expectations.

Those were nowhere to be found as evidenced when my girlfriend whose not a real “sports whiz” mumbled something like “can’t they tell when they’re going to run the same little short pass play to the fast guy”? In all of my fury, I could only answer no as it was then she knew she was right. 

11/13/2018 - 10:44am Maybe they should ban Urban…

Maybe they should ban Urban Meyer as well? /s You know, the guy who boldly lied when asked about the situation pertaining to shielding a alcoholic domestic abuser. Same guy who disgraced that entire fan base and had to be reprimanded through suspension and made a half-assed apology that made him look even less contrite. But who wants facts when you get your ass kicked by Purdue and slog your way through the rest of the B1G. 

11/13/2018 - 10:37am I'm calling the ungrateful…

I'm calling the ungrateful bi-otch hotline as we speak to complain.

11/13/2018 - 10:35am Should Urban be held…

Should Urban be held accountable for all of Zach Smith's actions during Smith's coaching tenure? The answer is yes. But since Urban has distanced himself from Zach Smith and admitted that he should have never had him on staff, nothing will come of things like this from a disciplinary standpoint which is complete crap. 

11/12/2018 - 11:43am Win out and we’re in. It’s…

Win out and we’re in. It’s that simple. Georgia could possibly jump us but nothing has led me to believe anyone is going to be beat Bama short of the NC game. 

11/12/2018 - 10:49am Lots of stuff to work on…

Lots of stuff to work on this week. The offense should really work on 4th down offense and maybe a goal line situation or two. The defense got gashed for like an 80 yard run in the 1st quarter that's sure to piss D Brown off something fierce. Think we shut IU down rather quickly and practice in-game situational football for most of the 2nd half with lots of subs. It'll be crazy.

11/12/2018 - 8:15am Yeah there's no reason to…

Yeah there's no reason to stoke the fire when Smith has literally blown up the entire town. Funny thing is it sounds like Zach is trying to make himself a holy martyr in this case but paired with his previous exploits, he comes across as insanely unhinged where even his former rival fan base is worried for his well-being.

It's a very, very mad world.

11/12/2018 - 4:58am Why is the arsonist in an…

Why is the arsonist in an office setting? Further yet, did he just walk in with gasoline all nonchalant? Also who would stand there and watch him play with those things together? There’s a lot of holes in your hypothetical analogy.

11/12/2018 - 4:47am Very bad thread title...

Very bad thread title...

Reads like the 42 year old reporter is still in HS ala a Never Been Kissed scenario.

11/11/2018 - 10:13pm While it’s obvious they’re…

While it’s obvious they’re both uber competitive, I don’t think they’re as petty as what most sibling rivalries are. I’m sure if John had interest in helping Jim, he’d welcome him with open arms.

11/11/2018 - 10:08pm No way in hell John H goes…

No way in hell John H goes to Maryland from the Ravens but I think with the right coaching staff, someone could turn that program around quicker thank you think. All Durkin had to do was not be an asshole and show compassion towards his own players while going 6-6 every year. Didn’t work out that well.

As speculated by most he’ll either get another shot in the NFL after this season or take a year off and survey his options. 

11/11/2018 - 9:56pm How can somebody have so…

How can somebody have so little self-awareness after being disgraced for over a month by every national sports media outlet? I mean after the dust settled (quickly glossed over by OSU and UMeyer) he had the perfect chance to fade away into douchey-loser oblivion. Doesn’t sound like Tom H is a great guy either but this vendetta doesn’t have to be this public.

11/11/2018 - 9:45pm Given the quote and scenario…

Given the quote and scenario you laid out, wouldn’t Tom Herrman be considered the snitch? I mean Zach Smith is not being forced to divulge any of these accusations and therefore wouldn’t say he’s “jammed”. 

11/11/2018 - 9:38pm It was in high school circa…

It was in high school circa 2004. Somebody’s older brother would buy the group a bottle of cheap vodka and we’d each drink 1/4th of our own Gatorade and pour it in. I want to say Glacier Freeze!? Called them gatorbombs and they paired nicely with old menthol cigarettes left out by the pool of my sister’s bf. 

Oh those were the days...

11/08/2018 - 8:11am Plus you can fiddle with all…

Plus you can fiddle with all of the volume controls on the electronics. That's a highlight of my youth.

11/07/2018 - 4:13pm Is the light blinking orange…

Is the light blinking orange? Because if so, it should be solid green.

11/07/2018 - 10:29am Pretty sure we have to beat…

Pretty sure we have to beat Rutgers first...

EDIT: Didn’t think I needed to add the /s in there but I see the board is a little sensitive this Wednesday.

11/05/2018 - 8:35am Compared to how MSU looked…

Compared to how MSU looked after losing to NW, I'd say a trip to the Rose Bowl is pretty remarkable. This is not a compliment but rather an observation. I wanted to make that clear.

11/05/2018 - 8:30am As a general rule of the…

As a general rule of the board, it's best not to hypothetically discuss possible transfers until someone close to the situation were to break actual news.

With that said, the writing seems to be on the wall for Peters to make that move after the season if that's what he wants to do. Crossing my fingers that Patterson doesn't get injured (as I believe the drop off from him to any of the other qbs is significant) but if Peters were to be thrust into the offense, I believe he would look at it as another audition for next year. I'm sure JH is preparing both he and Milton to take snaps over the next two weeks.

10/30/2018 - 3:44pm Eeeww. That's the only way…

Eeeww. That's the only way to describe this situation.

10/30/2018 - 3:42pm Maybe that's the point of…

Maybe that's the point of changing the status quo from Quinn's perspective.

I love Golden Tate (the only jersey I've ever worn) but the smart move says we weren't going to resign him based on the market for similar WRs and he's been very vocal about future contract expectations. Get something now, drop whatever you were willing to pay him on the abysmal defensive front 7 and consider moving some pieces around to fill the slot in the future (Riddick, Powell, FA). Hell, Kerryon Johnson has been very good catching the ball out of the backfield as well and creating his own YAC.

10/30/2018 - 3:33pm I mean crazier shit has…

I mean crazier shit has happened... like them already beating GB and NE who most wrote predicted the Lions would lose to. Losing to upstart Seattle, who now look like the Seahawks of the most recent past, really took the jam out of their doughnut. If the Lions can squeak out a game or two against CHI and MIN, they'll be right in the thick of a division where everyone is taking each other out essentially. 

10/30/2018 - 3:26pm You do know you don't need…

You do know you don't need to have a "possession" WR to possess the ball, right? Riddick is a decent RB with pretty good hands who could definitely help on 3rd down to move the chains and "possess" the ball. Also feeding Kerryon 25+ a game will help with possession. Blount can move it too on 3rd and short.

Speaking for a lot of fans, including myself, I will miss the YAC he brought to the Lions. Hoping the rookie Powell can channel some inner Tate. Who knows, maybe after the season BQ can gauge the market for him and if the cap space and need is there, we can bring him back (wishful thinking).

10/29/2018 - 2:47pm You ever take a bite of a…

You ever take a bite of a sandwich and it’s just awful? You’re so hungry so you convince yourself the next few bites have to be better than the first. You really don’t want to look around and pay for another sandwich so you say fuck it even though you know you’re gonna throw it away soon. You take a few more bites and you realize you should’ve just quit after the first...

Thats Hue Jackson. A really bad sandwich. Probably Arby’s.

10/26/2018 - 3:21pm He's really just taking his…

He's really just taking his cheap shots while he can. If you think about it, what's the drawback from his perspective? He can talk shit to remain in some sort of weird relevancy and if UM comes up short on the field, he'll just point to the '97 team as the pinnacle of UM football.

It also leads me to believe that the direction of this program heading in the right way exponentially and people are really taking notice.

As with most former players with an axe to grind, it's best to let them fade away on their own. 

10/24/2018 - 5:30pm Since it’s a Detroit sports…

Since it’s a Detroit sports related post, I think we’ll survive without the OT.

No need to be a board-nazi, especially during the bye week.

10/19/2018 - 12:08pm I agree 100%. 

I love…

I agree 100%. 

I love calling soda “pop”, especially in public. It’s basically like announcing to the rest of the world you’re from Michigan. 

On a recent trip back to Michigan I purchased an Faygo Arctic Sun and just about jizzed my britches.

10/19/2018 - 8:09am Mountain dew is the best…

Mountain dew is the best soda of all time.

09/07/2018 - 8:54am Cheers to Bell’s and…

Cheers to Bell’s and Founders announcing they’ll start selling in Colorado! How I’ve waited for thee...

09/06/2018 - 3:22pm Oh I didn’t say a 31-14 win…

Oh I didn’t say a 31-14 win will shut the fan base up.... In fact I think until we find a rhythm on offense, we’ll struggle to produce points and the collective sigh will get louder.

I’d also bet our foes are using this most recent loss as a chance to rally their teams behind the “wounded giant” mantra. I sincerely hope we start beating the shit out of teams by 40+ points. But I’m not sure when that will happen.

09/06/2018 - 2:44pm 31-14. 

The o line tricks…

31-14. 

The o line tricks us into forgetting about them for a couple weeks but the problems are only a bandaid against WMU and SMU. 

Side note: I thought DMC looked much more comfortable stepping up in the pocket than Shea. Now if he didn’t have the physical make up of a 6’4 coat rack, I’d say give him more time.

09/06/2018 - 9:55am What if the moon was made…

What if the moon was made out of spare ribs?

09/06/2018 - 2:33am Does anyone know if they…

Does anyone know if they allow serviceable left or right offensive tackles inside the stadium? Asking for my friend Jim...

09/05/2018 - 8:57pm I’d like to know too…

I’d like to know too. Coaches need to gameplan to establish a rhythm and add in a few wrinkles when the time comes. Better yet, it should primarily be one coach calling the plays and if someone in the booth recognizes a mismatch, send it down to the field. 

Instead it sounds like 3 or 4 coaches are busy taking turns at Madden and nobody knows who should hold the controller.

09/05/2018 - 8:24pm You can run a clean program…

You can run a clean program and win big games by year 4 of your tenure. I know we only have one game so far this year to base this off of and improvements will be made but the hype train has definetly been derailed at this point, if not hijacked. 

09/05/2018 - 2:22pm Kind of stretching your…

Kind of stretching your extrapolation here. I mean, yes, we did lose 24-17 but anyone watching that game can you tell you it felt much more like a safe 2-3 score lead by ND than anything. It was like the offense did not play with any urgency or emotion until let's say... 4 minutes left in the game.

09/05/2018 - 2:10pm I hate this. Maybe I'm just…

I hate this. Maybe I'm just so outside the loop of what it means to be an offensive coordinator in college football but how many cooks do you need in the kitchen?

On the flip side, does Mattison call DLine changes or Zordich call DB blitzes on his own? I'm pretty sure it's just D Brown calling everything.

09/05/2018 - 5:21am I’m surprised so many highly…

I’m surprised so many previously highly rated recruits go straight to the CC football route without investigating MAC, MWC, or one of the G5 conferences where competition is still competitive but more importantly a four year degree goes a lot farther. I understand many transfer that route due to poor grades, behavioral issues or legal stuff too but that’s such a drop off in my opinion. Even if they are featured on a Netflix documentary or whatever.

09/04/2018 - 10:43am Concerning the snap count:…

Concerning the snap count: Weren't Patterson and Ruiz on the same team in HS? Obviously there's been a break in the action for them but they should feel pretty comfortable with each other. It looks somewhat similar to RR's offenses in that there's pre-snap cadence that seems to take 4-5 seconds from when Shea makes the call for the ball and when Ruiz finally snaps.

09/04/2018 - 10:33am "I didn't get to finish my…

"I didn't get to finish my thoughts on this."

Probably should post this in the diary section but who cares... the sky has fallen.

09/02/2018 - 11:31am Based on last night’s game,…

Based on last night’s game, I see us losing again to UW, MSU and OSU. Call it a hot take if you must but I just think our cap right now is beating the teams we should and losing against teams we’re even with or not as good as. The rhetoric of being a horrible road and losing to our rivals seems be more true now than ever. Wonder how long that can last?