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12/05/2018 - 3:57pm Perhaps you heard this too,…

Perhaps you heard this too, but JB addressed this in the post game presser. He liked the shot choices and even the shots (thought they looked good) until X/Z clanged one off the front of the rim (then took him out mentioning fatigue). Says they really don't wanna live with a PG who can't shoot it, but will if X keeps missing. Good to see Brooks make his.

11/29/2018 - 4:12pm I would have liked that…

I would have liked that shirt. Mine had basketball capital of the world with UM and the Pistons and a map. It too has disintegrated.

11/19/2018 - 2:53pm It doesn’t matter what he…

It doesn’t matter what he technically said. Twitterverse has dubbed it a guarantee, and Higdon won’t back down. Time to walk the walk. Go Blue!

11/19/2018 - 2:50pm Pressure is life-giving…

Pressure is life-giving energy.

11/19/2018 - 2:48pm 313 yards.

313 yards.

11/18/2018 - 12:24pm Please, DO NOT CLICK ON LINK…

Please, DO NOT CLICK ON LINK. Click bait regarding UM is made because of UM Nation’s large, ravenous online presence. Do not give the silly and dumb the clicks they’re pandering for. 

11/17/2018 - 11:37pm Ramsey ran for at least 5…

Ramsey ran for at least 5 FDs. Haskins May be better in a clean pocket, but he’s more uncomfortable under fire, does not escape as well and certainly does not do designed runs as well. UM saw Ramsey’s A- game and his strengths were effective. Haskins strengths are very different.

11/17/2018 - 11:33pm Sparty played dirtier than…

Sparty played dirtier than IN, or at least tried to before and during the game - as per their sad usual selves. Sparty just weren’t nearly as effective at the cheap shot as IN. That program is truly in decline.

11/11/2018 - 8:37pm It feels like OK's "who has…

It feels like OK's "who has the ball last" games are hurting them. Unless those WVU games are beat downs I'm more worried about WVU beating them twice and looking good doing it. Though, neither are much of a threat if UM wins out.

11/11/2018 - 6:52pm Oddly enough, Hoke’s last…

Oddly enough, Hoke’s last team beat them 34-10.

11/04/2018 - 11:12pm Scott Bell tweeted his…

Scott Bell tweeted his favorite D stat today. Opposing QBs are more likely to throw TDs to UM DBs than to their own WRs. That’s my new favorite stat as well.

11/04/2018 - 4:35pm WVU and OU play the last…

WVU and OU play the last weekend of the year so one of them will have 2 losses when they play in their championship game. There's no reason to worry about getting jumped by the big 12 if UM finishes 12-1 and wins the B1G. The biggest worry is ND and Clemson remaining undefeated and Bama losing a close game to GA. Their mythical status will be ridiculous by then and could make it a tough decision for the committee.

10/25/2018 - 4:00pm AL beating LSU and losing a…

AL beating LSU and losing a close one in SEC CG to 1-loss GA or FL is another problem scenario for other 1-loss teams. You then have 12-1 AL not 11-1 and the beat LSU in Death Valley. If they’re still destroying teams as they have been their narrative will reach mythical proportions. 

10/23/2018 - 10:49am Being captain should mean…

Being captain should mean something to nearly every player. Abandoning the team that elected you is not an obvious decision. It says something about him and something about the current state of the program.

10/22/2018 - 7:40pm BWat is gone and 1 or 2 of…

BWat is gone and 1 or 2 of Long/Hill likely. That's my biggest worry. I'm not sure Metellus will be leaving next year even though he's an all-B1G caliber S this year.

EDIT: if the back end loses 2/3 of the top-3 CBs and the DL doesn't take a step forward, the defense could take a bigger step back than we'd like. The D will lose it's top-3 players and 5/6 of the top-7/8. Brown is the best in the business and he'll have a challenge in front of him.

10/20/2018 - 10:56pm Forget a “defiled field” and…

Forget a “defiled field” and talk about twisting Denards helmet off well after the play, Chopping Lewan’s arms, and today Panesiuk trying to bend back Ruiz with his legs pinned under the pile. Who gives a fuck about the field.

10/14/2018 - 9:08pm TL;DR: I told ya so, and I…

TL;DR: I told ya so, and I can prove it. I told ya so, again...

10/05/2018 - 2:23pm A blowout is unlikely, and…

A blowout is unlikely, and even if one had the luxury, getting 2nd/3rd stringers meaningful snaps is far more important. 

10/04/2018 - 9:37am There are no objective…

There are no objective measures that would support UM being the 3rd best team in the B1G since 2015. Subjective eye-ball maybe, but nothing objective. Overall records, division/conf. champs, H2H, bowl records, etc..

I'm very glad JH is the coach, and I have patience, but 2015 was a big success given where the program was. 2016 was a disappointment however close the losses were. Last year was a big disappointment regardless of the youth and QB injuries.

10/03/2018 - 11:39am NW shut UM down in the 1st…

NW shut UM down in the 1st quarter not the first "HALF" and then UM won the next 3 Qs 20-0 and outgained NW 350 - 97. Good teams do that. Nobody said Cincy or Air Force were great last year. PU was a decent team last year, but regardless, a bad UM team won all those games.

ND isn't "secretly good" they're just good and maybe better than good. Many teams are looking up at PSU, but Harbaugh is 2-1 vs them.

10/02/2018 - 10:56pm I was speaking only to his…

I was speaking only to his observation. Big picture is UM has lacked OL, QB and or skill players since 2007. Harbaugh’s O requires a complete roster, and UM is close. OL is the biggest deficiency this year. We’ll see about their development. Can they answer the bell vs WI, MSU, PSU and OH? We’ll see. 

10/02/2018 - 10:50pm UM consistently gets Sparty…

UM consistently gets Sparty’s best game, but OSU has out recruited UM for a decade and easily had the better coaching staff 2008 - 2014. Every close game during that time is a testament to not getting their best game. Looking forward to over performing that week and officiating that is mostly fair (no away game there will actually be fair).

10/02/2018 - 5:50pm Your observation is that we…

Your observation is that UM didn't beat ND (the only team with a winning record). That's quite a small sample.

10/02/2018 - 4:30pm No offensive style ensures…

No offensive style ensures success, and all are variant. When done poorly each style brings it's own style of horror. I would like to see this style when there's a dominant OL, with a good QB and good skill players executing it. UM has lacked 1 or 2 of those three each year.

10/01/2018 - 4:22pm "Northwestern crowd"

You…

"Northwestern crowd"

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

09/27/2018 - 3:25pm Zoinks always seemed…

Zoinks always seemed paranoid (and hungry to me). To me, Jinkies would seem over-the-top.

09/26/2018 - 2:07pm You're crazy, Crazy. I don't…

You're crazy, Crazy. I don't know what the 50% circumstances are that he stays. It seems well known to insiders that his desire is to go so I'm curious what 50% you're thinking about. Same for Gary but even fewer circumstances make sense to me. 

09/26/2018 - 11:08am Unless the job gets finished…

Unless the job gets finished this year, of course.

09/26/2018 - 10:51am I love the academies and…

I love the academies and root for them in all games save vs. UM. That said, I'm firmly of the opinion not to ever schedule them. I think Don Brown probably mitigates my concern, but I just don't like it. 

09/25/2018 - 4:07pm So, you reject any argument…

So, you reject any argument with a rival fan that points to anything prior to 5 years ago? I get it, but I don't think many rivalry arguments are confined to such a short time. Your "I'd be a schmuck" line seems like one we cross with our rivals every time we have a beer with them (if we do).

09/25/2018 - 3:51pm Is this a comment on all…

Is this a comment on all stats or just the fancy kind? Does your point also apply to other analysis and discussion on this board? "That is why they play the games" seems to apply to all of the content here.

09/25/2018 - 3:44pm That win probability vs MD…

That win probability vs MD seems right if Temple-MD shows up. If Texas-MD shows up I think its lower. They looked a little close to Texas-MD vs MN (but MN is a bad team).

09/25/2018 - 3:42pm Please define "right now"…

Please define "right now" and how far back you think one can go before ceasing to make a "difference to what's happening right now." I assume 2014 isn't your answer, but logically it could be close.

It's good that you have an arbitrary "I couldn't care less" moment in time though. My moment in time is roughly 1969 for a couple reasons, but I care a fair amount about the history before that depending on the conversation. 

09/23/2018 - 9:39pm Prohibitive favorite at…

Prohibitive favorite at Augusta next year. Two Sunday leads this year. I think Tiger definitely has a shot at 18-19.

09/20/2018 - 1:03pm Like someone else said, they…

Like someone else said, they're always back for The Game.

09/20/2018 - 9:10am OSU (and UF before) is…

OSU (and UF before) is influenced greatly by the culture of the football program. FB runs the AD, and debate how much the AD + fan base (including donors) runs the rest of the university, but Meyer runs the FB and AD. These incidents happened within his program, not out in the university culture. He is the "one person" in this saga.

09/18/2018 - 10:26am The timing has been hard to…

The timing has been hard to swallow too. Crucial (and some not so crucial) 3rd and 10+. At 14% my brain would conclude every one of them are either the opponents first play from scrimmage (cranking up my fear of the Horror) or on 3rd and long.

09/13/2018 - 1:23pm "...but everything coming…

"...but everything coming out of camp was he was pushing for the LT spot"

This was not true for the last couple weeks in camp according to the reports on 247, WTKA and this site. Hudson was at RT mid/late-August.

09/12/2018 - 4:27pm Except for CBs the coaches…

Except for CBs the coaches rarely say anything critical or "real" about anyone in pressers. Lots of coach speak, positivity and naming the entire rotation or 2-deep when responding to questions.

From a behavior standpoint this staff has been willing to switch up starters mid-season. Ulizio, JBB, & Onwenu all lost their starting jobs last year. So did O'Korn. I don't really care what they say in a presser as long as they're willing to try and find a better guy.

09/11/2018 - 10:06am I appreciate that JH makes…

I appreciate that JH makes the team better with transfers. It's a useful tool. He's 2 for 3 with QBs. Rudock and Shea were better than the roster. JOK was not. Unfortunately, he had to rely on Rudock. Shea is a different matter and would be #1 on many teams. Given the current QB room I don't see it happening in the near future, but if it's ever necessary JH should keep doing it.

09/11/2018 - 9:54am Wait until Milton throws two…

Wait until Milton throws two passes. OP's head will explode.

09/10/2018 - 11:43am YTM?

YTM?

09/09/2018 - 10:32am What parts of the playbook…

What parts of the playbook is DMc so obviously not ready to run? Is this observation only from the two short stints we’ve seen or do you have access to some practices?

09/09/2018 - 10:29am JH has said multiple times…

JH has said multiple times that BP needs to work on his leadership and fire. He has also said that DCaff has “it”. I do not think this means BP can never earn the role. It could click for him but this is a hurdle for BP.

09/09/2018 - 10:19am It seems unreasonable to me…

It seems unreasonable to me to make such a declaration on such a small sample from DCaff and nothing from BP. 

09/06/2018 - 1:32pm People are saying this …

People are saying this "other considerations" doesn't matter.

08/22/2018 - 6:36pm Thanks UMBig11. Wilson’s…

Thanks UMBig11. Wilson’s grip on RB3 has been consistent and solid since Spring — until Turner’s recent jump. Pass Pro has been noted as a significant reason. Any opinion on his running skills vs others in competition?

08/21/2018 - 3:44pm Four AA candidates on the OL…

Four AA candidates on the OL seems as far from last year’s UM team as one can get. Hornibrook threw a lot of picks, but he was far more effective than UMs QBs. Even losing his best targets won’t drive him to those depths. Very little about their offense seems akin to UM 2017.

08/20/2018 - 2:43pm According to Sam the JBB…

According to Sam the JBB-Hudson battle is for RT and in his opinion is currently Hudson and likely to stay that way.

08/20/2018 - 2:08pm I hope so too. To be fair we…

I hope so too. To be fair we're only hearing "in the rotation" (2nd/3rd string) at DT behind Dwumfour who has little significant PT and maybe Kemp who just moved inside. This is not far-fetched for a 5th year who has seen the field some.