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12/06/2018 - 6:36pm True. But one of the…

True. But one of the drawbacks of a small class is that you have less margin for error. If just a couple of guys disappoint or wash out that can cause some serious problems for a football program.

12/02/2018 - 6:53pm Big fish in a small pond? I…

Big fish in a small pond? I can't imagine Rutgers has much in the way of talent blocking him.  Maybe he gets enough of a chance to flash his athleticism to entice an NFL GM to use a late pick on him. 

11/29/2018 - 4:48pm The problem is that "Best…

The problem is that "Best Candidate" is highly subjective and also varies wildly depending on the office in which that candidate will be serving. The truth is that a candidate's party affiliation is going to come into play heavily more often than not. 

11/25/2018 - 11:32am Everyone wants "a national…

Everyone wants "a national caliber team", but thems the breaks. Michigan is always going to be at a disadvantage because we don't do the bagmen thing and insist on some minimum standards of academics and behavior from our players. If you're not willing to either....

A-Name a coach who can perform better than Harbaugh under those restrictions

or

B-Advocate that those restrictions be lifted

then you're really just complaining for complaining's sake. 

11/24/2018 - 4:40pm I found this puzzling as…

I found this puzzling as well. Pretty clear by halftime that the DL wasn't getting home and as a result Haskins was picking us apart. Where were the blitzes?  Yeah maybe Haskins gashes us for a bunch of yards anyway, but at least you throw some chaos in there and maybe get a turnover. 

 

11/24/2018 - 11:13am Watching at a dive bar in…

Watching at a dive bar in Saginaw. Last time I watched The Game at a dive bar in Saginaw? 2011. I would have picked the same bar but, alas, it is no more. I think I found the closest approximation of that magical bar, however. I'm not superstitious but Im also leaving nothing to chance. 

11/19/2018 - 7:11pm Yeah they have a solid class…

Yeah they have a solid class but it's small and the only big names they appear to be still in on are leaning away from them .

11/14/2018 - 8:48pm A blowout of the defending…

A blowout of the defending national champions on their home court is a hell of a thing to have on your tournament resume.

11/10/2018 - 7:59pm Amazing isn't it? We got…

Amazing isn't it? We got gashed for an 80 yard run, otherwise dominated on both sides of the ball, and people think it was somehow a let down? We didn't exactly play lights out, but, Jeebus, we won a conference road game by 35 points.

10/31/2018 - 9:31am OL is the position with the…

OL is the position with the highest wonderlic scores at the NFL combine. 

10/20/2018 - 12:48pm Yeah but it looks like there…

Yeah but it looks like there's some gaps in the radar and most of the later stuff looks to be light

10/20/2018 - 12:37pm Also helps because less of…

Also helps because less of the game will be played in the rain.

09/08/2018 - 9:35pm TAMU is trying to make it…

TAMU is trying to make it interesting

 

08/31/2018 - 10:35pm If you can't post a link,…

If you can't post a link, then just don't post anything at all, please.

 

07/01/2018 - 9:46pm Hard to argue with those…

Hard to argue with those stats and that tape.

 

05/13/2018 - 7:11pm No not really

They generally include the score of the game in most of the record books I've read

04/08/2018 - 7:29pm No, it's not

Few people want to ban guns outright and most people who oppose drug prohibtion recognize the need for some regulation. 

03/16/2018 - 11:57pm Yeah the 16 seed upset was always a matter of time

but to have the 16 win by 20?! We could be waiting a long time for that outcome to repeat itself.

03/15/2018 - 11:01am People push back because so much of the criticism

is based on ignorance and conjecture, and fueled by anger and frutration. Very little of it is thoughtful or illuminating. 

03/15/2018 - 8:30am Oh Stop

There is no "notion around here that Harbaugh is perfect and none of his decisions can be questioned". Most people here lack both the baseline knowledge of football in general and any special insight into the Michigan football program in particular needed to make an incisive criticism of Harbaugh. Pointing that out doesn't equate to demanding unquestioning approval of Harbaugh.

02/27/2018 - 3:27pm Basically

the current system sucks if you're Rashan Gary or Mo Bamba but it's a great deal for the vast majority of student athletes. I'm all for a more equitable distribution of benefits but giving this over to the unfettered marketplace would detroy a large chunk of colleg athletics.

02/23/2018 - 7:18pm Obviously take this with a massive grain of salt

since I am pretty much the definition of "Some Guy On The Internet"...But I have four "sources" with some insider-ish connection to the program and all of them reported with some certainty that Drevno was on the way out and the only way he could possibly stay would be if he accepted a diminished role going forward.  That info may have ultimately originated from the same place, but I thought it was telling since these aren't people inclined to just regurgitate message board gossip.

02/23/2018 - 6:41pm When in a leadership role in a high expectations environment

Apologizing is basically mortgaging your reputation for competence in exchange for a final chance to fix things. In you succeed, you get your rep back and get to keep your position. If you fail, virtually any support you may have had will evaporate and you are completely cooked.

02/02/2018 - 10:50pm ABC has some very good beers

They do a better job of balancing quality, variety, and price than anyone save for Founders.

01/08/2018 - 7:30pm Hey now

Don't go chasing waterfalls

01/05/2018 - 11:23pm That actually sounds kinda plausible

"Tim, you're welcome to stay and coach the O-Line and develop our run blocking schemes, but we're going to go in a different direction with our strategy and play calling. If you'd rather pursue other opportunities, I completely understand and I'd be happy to provide a reference."

01/02/2018 - 11:23am Saban is easily the best coach of the BCS/Playoff Era

and a case can be made that he's the best college football coach of all-time. Comparing any other CFB coach to him is like comparing a given basketball player to Michael Jordan or Lebron James; it's fine to use those players as a point of comparison but it's not reasonable to evaluate a player's value based on that comparison.

01/01/2018 - 7:24pm Absolutely agree and see your point

but this year's game against Penn State is pretty much the only loss that we could put largely on the D since Don Brown was hired.  Incorporating some situational zone D seems like a no brainer, but our offense is like 80% of our problem.

12/19/2017 - 9:33pm Have an upvote

for a nuanced and thoughftul take on this class. 2020 could be a bit of a down year if some of the projects or reaches don't pan out, but there's only 2 players out of 18 that I'm not really sold on. And one of them I basically like but don't view as a good fit for UM .  Like you,  I'd also be worried if this was our usual recruting haul, but if this is what we will pull in an off year with some structural things working against us, then I feel pretty good about the state of the program.

12/19/2017 - 9:04pm I'd be happy with that outcome.

That would be a solid and balanced class, particularly considering the numbers crunch and the lack of high end talent in Michigan this year.

12/08/2017 - 11:07pm This

I like to think I follow recruting fairly closely but I had to look up the name as a reminder.

12/08/2017 - 7:24pm Are you sure?

12/01/2017 - 6:48pm I'm guessing they make a strong push for Frost

but that they are also setting up a decent  "plan b" as well. Maybe a third coach as a fallback option too. They may be waiting for the coaching carousel to slow down some before they put together their best offer for Frost.

Or least I think that would be the smartest approach.

11/22/2017 - 9:39pm I'd leave it up to the player himself

assuming he is relatively healthy for the full slate of bowl practices. Redshirting gives both Black and the team more options moving forward but I wouldn't begrudge him wanting to get back to full speed ASAP to compete in a bowl game and get in some more development. He's almost certainly not going to be here for 5 years.

11/18/2017 - 4:07pm Harbaugh has earned

the chance to coach the 2018 and 2019 teams based on what he's accomplished so far. He will have two Top Five recruting classes maturing into upper classmen. If we are sitting here in late 2019 without a B1G title or a playoff berth, then we can talk about the next move.

11/11/2017 - 10:33pm Ugh...

Comment field and all that

 

11/11/2017 - 10:25pm Oh my goodness

What a choke by MSU. That one was on the coaches too

11/11/2017 - 10:25pm Oh my goodness

What a choke by MSU. That one was on the coaches too

11/11/2017 - 9:19pm This is pretty damned entertaining

So much chaos in these late games

11/04/2017 - 6:30pm OSU falling apart here

Not that I'm complaining

10/29/2017 - 6:36pm Unless you just want us to do the bagmen thing

and/or scrap any kind of academic or character standards, Michigan is always going to be at a disadvantage in recruiting. I personally like the fact that we're trying to succeed on "Hard" difficulty. There's nothing wrong with expecting a top-10 class because we'll get one more often than not, but for structural reasons we are going to see some classes that just don't make that cut

10/29/2017 - 2:36pm This could potentially benefit our recruiting

McElwain is already out. Jones (Tenn) and Mora (UCLA) are all but certain to get fired, while there are a number of other coaches at major programs (Sumlin, Riley, etc.) who could very well join them. That's going to mean a bunch of decommits and shifting preferences on all sides. I hope the staff is preparing for the potential downstream recuiting effects from the coaching changes.

10/29/2017 - 1:31pm Peters didn't play

Because our other healthy QB, a 5th year Senior, was coming off a good performance.

10/28/2017 - 7:31pm Pretty much best case scenario today for that possibility

Obviously the longest of long shots, but it's at least plausible

10/28/2017 - 7:28pm Jesus, what an absolute collapse by PSU

Players look shellshocked

10/28/2017 - 4:43pm They weren't going to start Peters against MSU

O'Korn had a good game when he came in against Purdue.  And it's entirely possible that Peters needed a couple weeks as the primary backup to get his peformance up to snuff.

10/27/2017 - 1:58pm A 2019 recruit?

LMAO. Seriously, dude.

10/26/2017 - 3:04pm Expecting national titles at this point is silly and entitled

Getting to where Michigan can challenge for the Big Ten title is really the next reasonable step. That puts us into the playoff picture and then we can start talking about Nattys.

10/24/2017 - 7:16pm Bingo

The kind of fans who mostly want to talk shit to the State fans in their social circle

10/24/2017 - 3:31pm Uh, no 6-1 teams aren't bad

Easy to look at their schedule and see three wins and losses to PSU and OSU. So will they be a "bad" 9-3 team if that happens? Just because MSU probably isn't a Top 10-15 team doesn't mean they are bad.  It's hard to take you seriously if you can't accept that Michigan State is a merely decent team with a good coach that plays above their expected level against Michigan.