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06/20/2018 - 9:03pm You really are a sad sack of…

You really are a sad sack of shit.

06/20/2018 - 9:02pm I'd love to know the expert…

I'd love to know the expert analysis you've employed to determine his coaching ability vis a vis his salary, but as you noted, it's not "debatable" so we are at a bit of an impasse.

06/20/2018 - 8:59pm I would agree it has content…

I would agree it has content in that is has numbers and words, but as always Bluey/Maizen isn't willing to put any work into the parts of his "content" that disagrees with the negative premise he wants.  Note he didn't mention top-100 commits by OSU in 2016.  You know why?  Because Michigan and OSU were effectively identical there (6 to 7 M-OSU, with OSU's 7th #98 and Michigan's 7th #107).  And as for 2017, picking the top-100 is just a nice round number.  Had he picked, say, the top-150, then it's Michigan 11, OSU 12.  Top 250?  Again basically the same (14 to 15).  But again, those don't fit into the narrative.  And a super-premature 2019 discussion?  We're at 3 to 5 for top-250 commits, and that's still a long way to go.

So the only point he's making is that 2018 was a down year.  This is news to absolutely nobody.  And it's a point he's made a number of times, in various incarnations of this post/username.  So it's old and tiring and because it bugs him so much, people will keep pointing out how dumb it is.

 

06/20/2018 - 8:42pm Says the guy who waded thru…

Says the guy who waded thru the second page of a post he created to find people who think he's an idiot and personally responds to each one with the same childish antics he did when he was Maizen.  

Honestly, I should probably stop calling you a troll.  You're not even that good, or that intentional.  You're just angry about something (maybe it's a fanatical attachment to the accomplishments of a bunch of college football players wearing a jersey you like, I don't know), and one of the avenues you seem to spend a decent amount of your energy venting it out is this site.  Why is beyond me, but I also don't go through my life looking to be unhappy.

So I've said a couple of times I should stop responding to these threads, but you know what?  I'm going to keep responding and pointing out when and where you are wrong and/or lazy because it bugs you so much, and since you seem to love conflict, why not douse you with a bit more gas for that fire?

06/20/2018 - 7:49pm Weird that Cowherd signed up…

Weird that Cowherd signed up for this site 2 months ago, but I guess here we are.

06/20/2018 - 7:27pm So there was another thread…

So there was another thread where you only sorta-crapped on an unname recent commit as opposed to the actual commit?

06/20/2018 - 7:25pm He's going to have to update…

He's going to have to update his charts.  That's hard when it's written in crayon.

06/20/2018 - 7:18pm I know!  That's like...half…

I know!  That's like...half of the 4-person class Michigan will take in 2020.

06/20/2018 - 6:58pm To have conclusions would…

To have conclusions would mean he'd actually care about making this a discussion, which has never been his/Maizen's goal.  

06/20/2018 - 6:57pm Feel free to find somewhere…

Feel free to find somewhere else to troll you idiot.  I mean, you seem to have immense free time on your hands and the internet is so...so vast.

06/20/2018 - 4:59pm Welcome aboard!

Welcome aboard!

06/20/2018 - 4:58pm They may have messed that up…

They may have messed that up; I honestly don't know.  But that has been a weird recruitment all along.  I remember him being everything from a heavy OSU lean to MSU to a slew of SEC teams.  Hell, Michigan was apparently a leader in the clubhouse at some point per 24/7's weird prediction trackers.  Michigan lost out on a big recruit in the state, but I don't think Michigan was ever truly a big option for him regardless of who was recruiting.

06/20/2018 - 1:11pm I agree his tendencies are…

I agree his tendencies are set, but I do wonder if he gets away with as much with a new cast of players.  He threw the ball downfield over 20 yards close to half the time last year, and even the best DSR guys might have trouble duplicating that without some of the game breakers they lost.  I think he'll be good this year, but it'll be telling about how good Franklin is as a coach if that success continues thos year.

06/20/2018 - 1:06pm He's not a bad QB by any…

He's not a bad QB by any means, but I guess I've seen guys like him go from studs to...fine when the talent around them leaves.  A good example recently was Sam Darnold, who went from being one of the best QBs production-wise in the country to being just good when he lost JuJu Smith.  

06/20/2018 - 9:56am People crap on Peters, but…

People crap on Peters, but he's a good QB who would be the preferred starter on at least half the teams in P5.  And if Patterson decisively beats him out, even better.

I might start bookmarking all these articles claiming McSorley is a Heisman contender.  PSU lost a ton from their offense and so much of his game is high risk throws down field that if he doesn't have a couple of his reliable targets getting to them, he could have one of those seasons where he leads the conference in YPC and also picks.

06/19/2018 - 10:46pm Are people really clamoring…

Are people really clamoring for a "reunion" of a team that led to massive sanctions and didn't win Michigan anything of note along the way?  And it would just be a self-serving couple of guys trying to white wash the past.

The Fab 5 was awesome on the court and screwed over Michigan for over a decade.  Yes other guys were cheating, but Michigan was dumb/unlucky enough to be caught rather flagrantly, and they were punished.  Why anyone wants to relive that is beyond me.

06/19/2018 - 10:42pm Welcome aboard Kalil. …

Welcome aboard Kalil.  Hopefully just the beginning.

06/19/2018 - 12:52pm I mean, it's been his…

I mean, it's been his backfield for two years now and yet he keeps losing it to fumbles, a series for being an idiot with his driver's license, and generally not being as good as people think he is.

06/19/2018 - 12:51pm I'm going to assume...you…

I'm going to assume...you know what, this was just a dumb statement and we should all just move on from it.

06/19/2018 - 12:01pm I like Higdon and think he…

I like Higdon and think he'll have a really good season this year, but he did pick up about 2/3 of his yards last year against IU, Minny, and Rutgers.  His biggest hurdle has been consistently generating big plays, and so it'll be interesting if he can do so this year behind, one hopes, a better offensive line with a better passing game.

06/18/2018 - 8:14pm Well, we all said we wanted…

Well, we all said we wanted Michigan hockey to get back to the way it was during the heyday, and losing highly-regarded players in the middle of the summer certainly feels like old times.

06/18/2018 - 8:13pm I found it amusing that the…

I found it amusing that the article also mentioned Warrne joining an interesting list of players who previously were favored to go to MSU, thought apparently not interesting enough to provide even a sprinkling of that list.  

Ah well, glad to see he's excited about Michigan.

06/17/2018 - 9:25am Good luck to him.  Always…

Good luck to him.  Always felt like a tenuous commit when it was made.

I will say, though, that Michigan has largely been on the short end of these multi-school commitment guys, and more times than not it's worked out for everyone involved fine.

06/17/2018 - 9:24am Absolutely true.  I did read…

Absolutely true.  I did read a couple of people comment when this came out who were legitimately concerned about their defensive line depth, though.  You tend to rotate a lot more on the line than at linebackers, so even having guys who can technically slot in means you have to rotate in other guys down the line you may not want to.

Their incredibly easy schedule will help somewhat, but this is still a big loss for them.

06/17/2018 - 9:22am Why am I not surprised that…

Why am I not surprised that the retraction/correction DIDN'T come from the useless troll who started it and then didn't spend a damn minute confirming.

Yes, he never planned an official, and because places like 247 don't feel it worthwhile to confirm about their stuff, they instead post a click-baity "correction" to a mistake they created.

I say all the time that I should stop following recruiting because it is just weird getting worked up over what high-schoolers may or may not do, and yet I get sucked into every dumb thread.

06/16/2018 - 11:48pm Also, and I don't know why I…

Also, and I don't know why I even care, but apparently he never had an official set up anyway.  He may well not come to Michigan, but this seems as much 247 being wrong about something and then a bunch of people not admitting they were wrong and instead going with the "let's drive some clicks with a salty headline" type of reporting.

06/16/2018 - 11:45pm Man, I wish we had post…

Man, I wish we had post downvotes back just so these shitposts could be driven back into the grease-stained hell they were spawn from.

06/16/2018 - 2:26pm I think the site is under…

I think the site is under construction still as they work some kinks out, but assuming that nobody cares because there isn't a post every day about site improvements also doesn't seem all that helpful.

06/16/2018 - 2:21pm I've never been particularly…

I've never been particularly crazy about the redesign, but this site never gets much traffic during the off-season so I'm not all that surprised.

 

The issues will be ironed out; it might just take some time.

06/15/2018 - 2:57pm It's funny how a day ago…

It's funny how a day ago everyone was freaking out about Michigan losing a number of close battles, then a day later they basically run the table.  It's totally how this game of Risk would play out; now it's just going to be manifest destiny to July.

Let's keep the momentum going.

06/15/2018 - 2:54pm I mean, good they are…

I mean, good they are calling for his firing now.  But at no point did this asshole make a lick of sense trying to handle this situation.  So I'm a little dubious that any of these people care all that much about the victims and are instead past the point of a number of lawsuits and figure he's soaked up all the shitty PR he could.

As always, MSU should be burned to the ground and started over with a new board and administration; glomming onto Engler when they most needed to clean up their culture showed me how little they cared about actually making changes.

06/14/2018 - 8:31pm Apparently, enough to beat…

Apparently, enough to beat OSU.

06/14/2018 - 4:46pm Unless he's bad, it just…

Unless he's bad, it just means Michigan maybe found a diamond in the rough.  Or it's an attempt to motivate other people on the roster.  I don't know, but possibly having another RB who is better than some guys who look pretty good as well is a win in my book.

06/14/2018 - 2:16pm You mean the Washington head…

You mean the Washington head coach who is one year younger than Harbaugh?  Because a 63-year-old HC doesn't seem like a great move.

I assume you mean someone else.

06/14/2018 - 2:14pm Yeah.  This team could win…

Yeah.  This team could win 11 games and if it wasn't the "right" 11 wins they'd freak out.

06/14/2018 - 2:06pm So it's a failure of a…

So it's a failure of a season, in year 4, but you're fine giving him some more time to...do what, exactly?  Do you think he'd suddenly get better in year 5, with another round of lazy writers concern trolling about his coaching abilities and nameless commenters calling him a "failure"?  

Hyperbole is fine in doses, but threads like these bring it out in buckets and it just douses every comment and waits for the hot takes to set it aflame.

06/14/2018 - 2:00pm They also went 4-0 in one…

They also went 4-0 in one-score games last year and had good turnover luck.  To me, they are a bit like MSU in that they should be tough but they won a lot of toss-up games last year and that doesn't always translate over seasons.

06/14/2018 - 1:06pm Sounds about right.  I…

Sounds about right.  I assume this doesn't include bow games.

06/14/2018 - 7:36am Yeah, that's always been my…

Yeah, that's always been my take as well.  There have been coaching issues undoubtedly, but it seems like Michigan has also just had some bad luck in terms of recruiting these past couple of years, especially since they've gone through a couple of offensive line coaches in that time who weren't complete idiots.

Like a lot of things with this team, some of their injuries are self-inflicted but a bunch also just feel like aberrations that you hope correct themselves over a longer period of time.

06/13/2018 - 6:55pm Yeah, I'd like to know as…

Yeah, I'd like to know as well.  I got into engineering when I applied and I can't imagine I'd have been even on the wait list now.

06/13/2018 - 4:27pm That sucks.  I hope he…

That sucks.  I hope he recovers and gets a chance to show what he can do somewhere.

06/13/2018 - 4:27pm That application number must…

That application number must have been goosed by the common application form.  It's been nearly two decades since I applied to Michigan, but I remember it being made crystal clear that you had to use their own forms to apply.  

06/13/2018 - 1:31pm I forgot they upped him a…

I forgot they upped him a little early, but I can see the argument that the guy just hit for the Triple Crown and you don't want to necessarily tell him "we'll pay you later."  And yeah, that contract will be a drain, but I'm sure if Detroit wants to spend in a couple of years they'll just do it, correctly assuming that a better team will fill that stadium up and raise overall revenue.  What I could see happen, though, is they just fart along for 4-5 years and Cabrera keeps sorta-playing himself into the lineup before getting hurt again.

I agree they gotta get some power in that lineup.  Victor is a black hole as well.  My guess is you see guys like Stewart up by the end of the year, though he's doing pretty well in Toledo and they not want to lose a year of control in a lost season.

06/13/2018 - 1:23pm I've been a loud proponent…

I've been a loud proponent of the old site for a long time.  This page needs to be cleaned up somewhat (especially the copious amount of wasted space), but it's here to stay so might as well get used to it.

06/13/2018 - 1:22pm This feels a bit like a late…

This feels a bit like a late-season callup in baseball, which has some strategic value especially late.  It'll be interesting to see how many coaches take advantage of it, since it would (likely) require some roster maintenance late in the year.

06/13/2018 - 9:48am The homers being down has…

The homers being down has been a trend for a bit, but the doubles were at a decent pace.  He is never going to be worth the money they are paying him, but 300/400/450 aren't the black hole you see with some of the other aging sluiggers.  It was always a bad contract, but he was coming of an MVP year and they had a window for a title.  I don't blame them for paying him what the market demanded.

06/13/2018 - 9:38am Nope, just you.

 

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Nope, just you.

 

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06/13/2018 - 8:27am With Pujols too, it seems to…

With Pujols too, it seems to be known that he liked about his age as well, so he's even further past his prime than the guy they thought they signed.

 

I don't mind guys getting paid.  Unlike the other major sports, baseball teams can basically spend what they want without limitation, and so you wind up getting this weird massive contracts because there isn't as much a ceiling on offers to elite talent.  And while not a star anymore, he was having a nice little bounceback this year.  He's not going to age well with this contract, but I could see a contender in a year or two trading for him (if the Tigers eat a bunch of his contract) at the deadline to shore up an injury spot.

06/13/2018 - 8:21am They're going to have to…

They're going to have to ride out his contract regardless, so if there is a silver lining maybe this helps get some of the younger guys some at bats.  And he's been having a fine year.  He's not a superstar anymore, but compared to guys like Pujols and Felix Hernandez at least he wasn't a black hole on the team.

06/13/2018 - 8:08am That was my read too.  Like,…

That was my read too.  Like, if he makes the roster maybe there is a scholarship for him.  But I guess of you assume you'll have a spot and it's only a 1-year commitment, it's not the worst.  I do wonder what this means for the roster going forward, since that's a buttload of QBs and not a pair of established tackles in the bunch.