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08/31/2018 - 11:29pm I am.  Looking across the…

I am.  Looking across the board I'm very confident.  Environment aside, we have more advantages in my eyes.  Wimbush appears to be what he is, a running QB / arm punt QB, which may be able to be compensated by great WR's, but their primary weapons from last year are gone.  Sprinkle in our front 7 and them breaking in a few new starters, and Wimbush will have to play like a Heisman QB.  Atleast Patterson's track record / scouting says one of his biggest strengths is his accuracy, and I'd argue he's close to as mobile and shifty as Wimbush. Give me Patterson.  Looking at depth chart, our RB's are better than theirs, and I'd argue our TE's and WR's are as well.  Our D should be better than theirs as well, given the accolades our players are receiving, and given they were the # 3 D in the nation a year ago with so much inexperience.  Arm punt QB with limited experienced weapons vs. our D, compared to an experienced QB who was the top rated QB a few years ago with a system built for him.  Yes, I get it's his first year in the system and the line has questions, but by all accounts the line is better and I'd take our coaching staff over theirs in a hot second to maximize the game plan to limit the lines weaknesses.  Unless there is the typical ND / Mich tomfoolery and home environment, I really do not see an advantage for them.

08/26/2018 - 9:06pm I'm sure the Powell police…

I'm sure the Powell police department will do a thorough investigation and eventually find that there is a terminology change to make sure Meyer is unscathed.

08/26/2018 - 3:41pm I believe Nico could be a…

I believe Nico could be a breakout star as well. He has freakish length for a WR and has a year in the program under his belt. Outside of the obvious depth factor with Black being out, it should be ok. 

08/26/2018 - 3:37pm If it is a 6-8 week injury,…

If it is a 6-8 week injury, I think we can weather the storm.  You assume Nico Collins slides in, and given his recruiting rankings / offers, he's very talented.  If Black is back my mid-October he will still be a factor for some of our biggest games.

08/25/2018 - 4:39pm Agree, I can see a curb…

Agree, I can see a curb stomp in ND.  They do not have the offense to deal with our defense and I think Brown will have some special packages dealt up for them.  I also like the confidence I've heard from Patterson in recent interviews.  Sounds like he's very aware of the expectations and it doesn't faze him at all, he embraces it.  Some QB's you could think it's just talk, but he's a young QB who had success in the SEC, so I don't think it's lip service from him.

08/25/2018 - 4:32pm I agree that many of us may…

I agree that many of us may develop expectations which aren't balanced, but look at the pre-season All American lists to back up our optimism.  Pending injuries of course, I'd have a hard time finding a better team on paper / past few years than ours within the scope of Michigan football.  It's been well documented that really the only negative for our team the last few years has been the offense.  You bring in a 5 star transfer in Patterson who did well in the SEC with being a young QB, you have 2 dynamic RB's, great tight ends, a young WR group who flashed potential last year that masks their 4 and 5 star rankings, and an O-Line with a ton of talent / potential that now has a very respected O-Line coach who's simplified things for them.  That's why I don't think it's a stretch to think we have a legitimate shot at the national title. I mentioned in an earlier thread about the comparisons to the 2006 team, and if it wasn't for a late hit call in Columbus (sounds very familiar given the 2016 ending) we win that game and have a shot at the national title.  No reason to believe this team can't do it.

08/25/2018 - 1:46pm There's no reason it can't…

There's no reason it can't happen.  We should have arguably the best defense in the country.  Very similar in that regard to 2016, when the only thing that held us back was a banged up Speight at the end of the year.  Our QB room is much better this year and Patterson is a very dynamic QB.  I'd also argue that the WR's and RB's are better than in 2016, in terms of big play potential.  The offense just has to be ok and not make mistakes for us to win probably 9 games, if it goes to even the good to above average level, I could see this being a national championship type of team.  To me this team feels very similar to the 2006 team.  Elite defense, good offense.

08/24/2018 - 9:39pm Please someone be-friend…

Please someone be-friend Zach Smith and find a way to get their hands on his phone.  God knows he's too dumb to delete the evidence.  He probably has the lewd White House pics as his wallpaper.

08/24/2018 - 9:37pm I wish but I doubt it. …

I wish but I doubt it.  Courtney has probably disclosed what she has.  Common sense and the facts should have canned Meyer and damage OSU, but it doesn't look like it now.  The investigative committee basically said his first inclination when he heard about the situation was to delete old text messages, you have the Powell police department re-creating police reports, and OSU giving Gene Smith the equivalent of a 4 week vacation for all of this.  It's just a joke, I hope it's not over, but it's hard to believe it's not when this kind of bullshit happens.  It'd be great if there's some tech expert / journalist out there that could somehow get Meyer's old messages retrieved.  I can only imagine the pot of gold those would hold, probably enough so to bring down the Florida and OSU athletic departments.

08/24/2018 - 9:10pm Yeah, I almost think in the…

Yeah, I almost think in the national media this would backfire.  Most of those outlets have skewered Meyer because he atleast could have done the right thing at this point and apologized to Courtney, but didn't.  Now, 2 days later, when he was calculating in between his memory lapses how the common sense public would take his speech the other night, he comes out and POSTS a scripted OSU PR department apology, because they all realized what a bullshit look that was the other night.  It's unbelievable how stupid Meyer and OSU think the general public is that we're unable to see through their shit. Him and Zach should really keep talking and keep this going, because the more they talk, the dumber this sounds.

08/24/2018 - 8:54pm Yeah, I don't see many more…

Yeah, I don't see many more de-commits coming.  These are 17 and 18 year old kids and I doubt their primary focus is domestic abuse.  They see how much Meyer wins and that OSU is very successful on the football field / gets alot of kids to the NFL, and that's what they're probably focused on given most of the kids they recruit are 4 star / 5 star types that realize they have a good chance to make the league.  The parents only have so much say and they probably have two sets of parents, the ones that could care less about the moral aspect and believe it's their child's best bet to get to the league, and the ones who care about morality, but only have so much say as it's still ultimately their kids choice.

08/22/2018 - 11:46pm Shit, they're basically…

Shit, they're basically saying Meyer has selective memory?  This is actually very good news for me, with living in Ohio and having a wife that's an OSU fan, I've got the eternal get out of jail free card during arguments as I can now say I suffer from the same dire diagnosis as Urban Meyer.

08/22/2018 - 11:34pm Based on Zach's Amazon…

Based on Zach's deliveries to OSU, he really is trying to F all the Smith's, in multiple, unusual ways.

08/22/2018 - 11:19pm Still hope someone does more…

Still hope someone does more digging into the Powell police department, given what seems to be unusual circumstances with the way too coincidental timing of the police report change 3 years later.  Are the decision makers on this somehow related to the Bruce family?  Is anyone tied to Zach Smith?  Everything just stinks too bad.  If terminology change really is the reason, then there should be a full scale investigation of their "arrest" records from the last several years just to make sure some average joe isn't entitled to basically have his record cleared due to terminology changes.

08/22/2018 - 11:00pm Hopefully some journalism…

Hopefully some journalism student runs with the story of the Powell police department.  The excuse that "terminology changed" is pretty drastic to say something like, employment and background checks?  One minute you've been arrested, but all of a sudden 3 years later you're now vindicated due to terminology?  Wow.  Glad to know someone's record can flip to the good as long as your well connected in Columbus with the OSU inner circle.

08/22/2018 - 10:50pm You would think, but somehow…

You would think, but somehow OSU will come out unscathed.  What other university has 3 major scandals going on right now?  And yet, everyone will probably turn a blind eye to OSU.  It is unbelievable.

08/21/2018 - 7:53pm Not to mention he took the…

Not to mention he took the team into Columbus in 2016 with a broken Speight at QB and came within a few, questionable bullshit inches, to beating OSU in Columbus.  

08/21/2018 - 7:50pm I completely agree.  In 2015…

I completely agree.  In 2015, 2016, and 2017, Andrew Luck wasn't walking through that door.  Harbaugh won 10 games in 2015 and 2016 with average at best QB play.  Now he may have his Andrew Luck in Patterson.  How about we wait to condemn him until we see what he does with a legitimate top QB.  Just an honest question for those questioning Harbaugh after his first few years, if you feel he underwhelmed, what coach do you think we should have brought in that would have done better?  Honest question.

08/21/2018 - 7:21pm It's funny, I read an…

It's funny, I read an article somewhere probably a week ago, that said Smith was going to ask for his job back when he had his meeting.  That's a different level of arrogance when you think you're so above everything that you think you're clean enough to keep your job in a scandal, when it hasn't quite been revealed yet about your "special" deliveries and "extra-curricular" activities.  Did he really believe that being associated with Meyer / OSU would put him on some untouchable mantle?  The Meyer / scarlett and gray kool aid runs very deep.

08/21/2018 - 7:12pm I agree, he's basically…

I agree, he's basically answering to himself at this point.  I've read some articles where they've questioned his motivation against Urban Meyer.  Let's see, you dribble some information, large investigation begins.  You wait to hear how it plays out, and possibly drop another bomb after conclusion, to make a bigger story.  This is journalism, the bigger the story, the more attention you get.  Why if you're McMurphy, play all your cards at once?  Makes no sense if you have that much information and can drag it out / possibly make a bigger story, which is better for your long term reputation / career path.  For crying out loud, the Freep tried to crucify the Michigan program over extended practice times and make that the story of the century.

08/20/2018 - 8:40pm I agree, I have to believe…

I agree, I have to believe McMurphy has one more card up his sleeve.  I have a hard time believing that he would play all of his cards until he saw where everything ended up. I'm not in journalism, but would have to believe there would be nothing sweeter than dropping a bigger bombshell once OSU has done their investigation and cleared Urbz of everything or gave him a slap on the wrist.

08/20/2018 - 7:08pm Not to mention, with my wife…

Not to mention, with my wife being an OSU fan, we had a discussion over the weekend when it was revealed by McMurphy that Zach Smith was doing what he was doing in the way of the affair / white house / sex toy delivery.  I implied that this could be damning to Meyer as well and she basically implied that has nothing to do with Meyer.  My wife is pretty intelligent, so it just goes to show how deeply OSU fandom goes.

08/20/2018 - 7:01pm We should all take into…

We should all take into consideration, the "Columbus" dispatch.  Might as well be the "Powell" police report that isn't available to anyone.  I take anything within about 100 miles of radius of Columbus to err on the side of OSU as they pretty much all drink the scarlett and gray kool aid and will do anything to put a positive spin on the situation.

08/17/2018 - 10:44pm I agree and read an…

I agree and read an interesting article today.  Talking about how Warriner took Billy Price and Pat Eflein (not sure of the spelling thanks to Bud Light), who were not highly ranked recruits and turned them into good draft picks (I believe the article said Price was a defensive tackle who wasn't panning out on that side).  Whereas atleast with the Michigan line he's working with experience / alot of 4 star types who were recruited as offensive line prospecs.  Honestly, if the Defense plays even close to their potential and the O-line is even ok and Shea is Shea the last 2 years, we'll be fine.

08/11/2018 - 8:26pm She's attractive, has a good…

She's attractive, has a good personality, and is a good mother, but yes, she is a Buckeye.  Given my name, i live in Ohio so basically your only option is an OSU fan.  I did meet her in Toledo, so my initial hope was possibly she was a Michigan fan, but no such luck :(  I live about 2 hours south now and every time we get a new neighbor that's not local, my first question is if they're an OSU or Michigan fan, but so far, no luck.  We just got new neighbors from California so I'm hopeful.

08/11/2018 - 7:30pm Not to mention that…

Not to mention that supposedly some of this information was coming from an ex-mother in-law and a mother who has a estranged relationship with her daughter.  What's next, claiming Courtney stole Zach's phone to type in the responses to strangling her?  The OSU fan base will never cease to shock me.  And I'm married to one!

08/03/2018 - 9:29pm Obviously in no particular…

Obviously in no particular order like any good game show.

08/03/2018 - 6:46pm I hope there is some…

I hope there is some journalism student out there that is ambitious enough to pursue this.  I mean, just yesterday, I saw a story posted about him that now basically portrays player abuse while at Florida.  I hope some kid out there sitting in Journalism 101 right now is saying "Geez, if I dig just a little bit, I might be able to uncover the college sports story of the decade due to corruption and blatant disregard / ignorance at two of the most well know universities in the country".  The kind of story that makes your career.  If I wasn't so set in my career and turning the big 40 this year, I would seriously contemplate going back to school for a journalism degree and unearthing that gem.

08/02/2018 - 9:35pm Counterstrike source?

Counterstrike source?

08/02/2018 - 9:26pm I don't know, part of me…

I don't know, part of me wants him canned now which would be more than appropriate.  However, part of me wants OSU to hold onto him so investigators can dig further.  I've been basically paroosing the internet for anyting Urban Meyer related and I saw something today that now there are allegations of player abuse from his coaching days at Florida.  I don't know that a place like OSU, which probably realized there were some skeletons in the closet but rather opted for wins at the time, are wanting revealed now through an investigation.  Not to mention in the court of public opinion, if they keep him as coach, can you imagine the interviews he's going to face?  Plus, every up an coming reporter is now going to delve into everything Urban Meyer, University of Florida football program, and Ohio State. I'm guessing OSU has some things they don't want public and getting dug up, especially with the swimming team scandal going on right now.  OSU has probably been paying their PR department hazard pay since Tressel and alot of people are getting raises about now.

08/01/2018 - 9:28pm It's absolutely awful what…

It's absolutely awful what happened at MSU, but as sad as it is, with the NCAA, it seems like the bigger fish gets attention.  We got hit with that stupid over practice ru;e and it was everywhere because we're Michigan.  Sparty can have the biggest chip on their shoulder, but in the big scheme of universities / visibility to the NCAA, they're not on par with Michigan or OSU.  There will be much more media eyes on OSU's allegations then MSU's and public / media will keep a close eye.  I have a hard time believing OSU will be able to just sweep this under the rug like basically MSU did.  It's just awful for the victims no matter what the circumstances.

07/29/2018 - 8:52pm I get the general sentiment…

I get the general sentiment that we're not getting as much insider info, but one thing I've always loved about this site is it's free and we get pretty good insight info.  Anybody wanting to complain is more than welcome to pay to join one of the premium pay sites.  I've always been gracious for this site offering as much insight, if not more, than what you're going to get by paying for the so called inside info.

07/28/2018 - 9:12am Agree.  Not only should…

Agree.  Not only should Patterson be very good, he's got a ton of weapons and we have depth across the board.  This season for me boils down to the offensive line.  I'm optimistic considering you have experience, highly rated guys on the interior (Bredeson, Ruiz, and Onwenu) and the main question coming at tackles.  If Warriner has the same effect he's had at previous coaching stops, this line could actually be very good and give us flashbacks to the mauling days of Michigan lines.

07/27/2018 - 7:21pm This is the main reason I'm…

This is the main reason I'm so optimistic about this year compared to the last two years.  Speight was probably pretty banged up for the OSU game, and if so, probably explains some of the turnovers if he's tentative.  But his backup has been O'Korn and a very young Peters.  Fast forward to this year and you have 5 star Shea Patterson with a few years of collegiate experience in a very tough conference, his backup would probably be Peters, who was a highly ranked recruit and looked decent last year given his inexperience, then McCaffrey, which I remember reading some reports saying he's ahead of Peters, so there's that, then your fourth string is Milton, which even though a freshmen, everything I've read makes it sound like he's even in the conversation for possibly next year already.  I don't remember a recent stretch where I've felt confident in the 2nd string guy, let alone going 3 or 4 deep.

07/14/2018 - 4:04pm My guess is Holtmann is…

My guess is Holtmann is pitching opportunity.  Since he's a newer coach to OSU, he can pitch the whole rebuilding thing and that he can be a cornerstone of that.  That's my best guess, as current situations definitely point to Michigan if he wants to be a part of development, deep tournament runs, etc.

07/14/2018 - 3:38pm No way, not that I have any…

No way, not that I have any inside info, but OSU doing something sketchy with recruiting?  Surely not the same university that signed Mike Weber and his primary recruiting contact basically leaving the next day?  Blasphemy for you suggesting such from OSU.  On the other hand, they are definitely not on par with Michigan Bball and maybe hes just strictly looking for an immediate starting opportunity at a school where he will get a alot of visibility, regardless of the fact that they will probably not be very good.

07/02/2018 - 8:00pm I agree, but again, I think…

I agree, but again, I think alot has been to do the last few years with the awful QB play on the road, since we've been down to 2nd and 3rd string QB's and not much depth coming off the Hoke years.  These upper classmen are some of the first Harbaugh recruits and I'm sure they don't care about the past of losing on the road / rivalries, they are good and just want to win.  But this will be a make or break year in terms of how good Harbaugh and the coaching staff are at developing them and getting them off the hump of playing rivalries and / winning on the road.

07/02/2018 - 6:52pm IDK, personally I think any…

IDK, personally I think any more than 1 or 2 losses would be a huge disappointment.  Most people for a few years now have been pointing to this year as the year.  I don't care about the schedule difficulty, at the end of the day, if you're better than someone, you should beat them.  Even the so-called tough games, outside of OSU, I think we're better than.  This team doesn't have a glaring weakness.  The defense should be freakish good, with depth.  The offense has both very good running backs back this year, plus talent behind them.  The O-Line is presumably better, which even at just good, should be enough to win most games.  The wide receiver talent is freakish.  One of our biggest un-doings the past few years has been bad QB play once the #1 got hurt.  I'm not worried this year.  Whoever wins the battle between Patterson and Peters will be very good, and if they were to get hurt, the second guy is your backup.  Those two go down?  Dylan McCaffrey, one of the top QB's in his class, is coming off a redshirt and now 2 years in the system.  I remember reading for the past few months, from the insiders, that he was pretty close with Peters.  Special teams? Check with Nordin and the athletic talent on the coverage teams / return team with DPJ fielding punts.  Just feel like if something special doesn't happen this year, then I don't know when.

06/23/2018 - 2:36pm Bluey's going to be Bluey. …

Bluey's going to be Bluey.  Most people roasted the posted yesterday for posting a thread about ignoring him.  There's no point in getting bent out of shape at his posts at this point, he's going to post what he wants to post unless he's eventually hopefully banned.  I'm all for constructive criticism but when you basically shit on a hello post for a kid like he did yesterday then there's no hope.  I'm not giving him any more attention as that's obviously what he's looking for.  If everybody that doesn't care for him stops posting comments about him going forward maybe he'll get bored and leave, going back to his apartment in East Lansing and setting his couch on fire for fun, or go to his vacation home in Columbus, OH and poop in his cooler for fun.

06/16/2018 - 10:35pm I think alot has to do with…

I think alot has to do with name recognition too. Alabama can schedule whoever the hell they want and have it be as easy as possible, because come Selection day, they've won national titles and the committee realizes that for the CFP.  As much as I hate to say it, the same holds true for Ohio State.  In terms of national title, we haven't been relevant in a long time, so pounding Hawaii won't help you.  As hard as it is, I like the schedule this year, because if we're as good as we're all hoping we will be, then that 3rd toughest schedule in the country will come in very handy should we have a loss or two come the selection process.

06/15/2018 - 8:18pm We live in Midwest OH and…

We live in Midwest OH and have had Directv for several years.  We do get occasional outages due to severe thunderstorms.  My biggest issue with Directv is they overcharge, but tell you to "play the game" and call back every year to get a big discount to stay with them. I've been doing this for years as the only reason I stick with them is I like the NFL Ticket as I'm a Chicago Bears fan living in OH, so until I'd go to a sports bar weekly and pay for beer and food to watch a game, it'd be more than paying Directv's fee.  I think I even mentioned when I was calling about the price last year that I'm amazed how they air the commercials that say Number 1 in Customer Satisfaction, considering I have to keep a spreadsheet of my conversations with them to track how many times I've had to call and threaten to leave before getting the yearly discount.

03/24/2018 - 11:49pm Did anybody else notice that Sir Charles Barkley is an ass hat?

Did anybody else notice that Sir Charles Barkley is an ass hat? At halftime he gave us no chance to win, and when I was watching the late nigh highlights just now, they conveniently seemed to skip over his opinion regarding the second half of the Michigan game.  Did I miss something after several Bud Lights?

03/03/2018 - 7:09pm Purdue's very good, but no team really scares me with the way we

Purdue's very good, but no team really scares me with the way we're playing right now.  Based on rankings and rivalry hatred, we just beat a better team by double digits and it was fairly comfortable most of the way.  Purdue may beat us, but bring them on!

01/27/2018 - 4:05pm This past year offensively upset me as well, but a lot of people

This past year offensively upset me as well, but a lot of people, both on the board and off, pointed to 2018 as the year.  Personally myself and alot of people got spoiled when we beat some not so great teams early on and didn't think the youth aspect was an issue any longer.  It was hard to watch the end of 2017, but I still think the coaching staff as is is quality.  This is the year when I think we'll be able to tell whether they are or not.  Most of the Oline is returning and you'll have some high profile recruits (Chuck Filiaga for example) where we could field a line averaging close to what Wisconsin does, only better recruiting chops (if you look at that)  With Black coming back from injury and DPJ now having a year of experience, to me it will boil down to QB play.  If Patterson gets immediate eligibility, this could be a special year with the defense basically coming back intact.  Whoever would come out of Peters / Patterson should be very good at the least.

11/11/2017 - 7:22pm Yeah it probably does matter. The only reason OSU got into the

Yeah it probably does matter.  The only reason OSU got into the playoff in the first year is because they dismantled Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship game. Sure, they could have taken the gas off a few scores earlier too but didn't and it got them in.  Not saying taking a knee at 35-10 is that big of a deal, but it seems like we lay off when other teams don't.  I'm pretty sure it was Jourdan Lewis or one of the other defensive backs after the MSU game last year said they let up.  I guarantee Dantonio has never let up against us.  They just seem to want it more every year.  Same thing with OSU given our record against them since 2000.  Neg away but repeated history says something.

11/11/2017 - 6:54pm I sure hope they try and score. Perception is a big factor with

I sure hope they try and score.  Perception is a big factor with the CFP committee and bowl selection.  Never mind, Michigan took a knee to let everyone get a participation trophy.  Probably the same reason we lose to a bad MSU team and OSU every year, we don't have the same killer instinct and motivation.

11/11/2017 - 6:38pm I am but doesn't make it any easier. Every year the wife has th

I am but doesn't make it any easier.  Every year the wife has the same argument "why can't yo have fun watching the big football game with our friends" keeping in mind everyone else is diehard obnoxious OSU fan, not casual watching.  When I tell her it sounds like "lots of fun" she doesn't seem to like to hear it.

11/11/2017 - 6:29pm Maybe it's because I live in Ohio but this 2nd half performance

Maybe it's because I live in Ohio but this 2nd half performance reminds me of why we never beat OSU.  Maryland's down their best offensive linemen and on their 5th string QB and march down the field. I can only imagine what Barrett and OSU will do to us and another year of having to hear shit from my Ohio family / in-laws.  

09/23/2017 - 5:09pm Small sample size but we may be seeing a changing of the guard a

Small sample size but we may be seeing a changing of the guard at QB, regardless of health.  Nice pass!

09/23/2017 - 5:04pm O'Korn no doubt has talent. Hopefully he just needs to hit a co

O'Korn no doubt has talent.  Hopefully he just needs to hit a comfort level because he has talent based on what he did at Houston.  Not to mention in interviews leading up to the season he seemed to have alot more moxie.