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12/11/2018 - 2:45am When did he drop OSU from…

When did he drop OSU from his list? I don't recall seeing that until now. 

12/10/2018 - 7:01am Cripes, that loss followed…

Cripes, that loss followed by the Hill decommitment was backbreaking. You see a game where the defense's major weakness is exposed, you have a guy who can plug that weakness, and that guy who pledged to Michigan due in-part to academics bails without warning to an entirely inferior academic institution. 

12/10/2018 - 2:30am I'm expecting low TV ratings…

I'm expecting low TV ratings. The fanbase and program have taken a hammering.

12/07/2018 - 10:07am It's not a matter of law,…

It's not a matter of law, exactly, but from what I understand, it's an issue of the state legislatures. 

12/07/2018 - 9:43am From what I recall reading…

From what I recall reading from similar threads on other boards, you can't get Oklahoma without Oklahoma State. And I'm not sure either are good enough academically. Texas might overshadow it all, however. 

11/06/2018 - 2:21am From his decommitment letter…

From his decommitment letter, it seems that he got processed. If true, and if there are not other important but unmentioned reasons (grades, etc.), this is wrong. There are mitigating factors (timing, etc.), but I don't think it absolves the program or Harbaugh. This is wrong.

11/05/2018 - 3:30am There is room to disagree,…

There is room to disagree, but that pretty much evaporates when you take his low-key, spotlight-averse personality into consideration. The kid is genuinely torn, especially with OSU and PSU making terrible cases right now for their program trajectories. 

11/01/2018 - 10:07am I like Ed's 'role'--an…

I like Ed's 'role'--an analytics guy. You've got Sam the insider, Craig the historian, Brian the synthesizer, and then Ed. I just don't think he's forceful enough in articulating his positions and why they're important. 

11/01/2018 - 6:28am Cowherd looks absolutely…

Cowherd looks absolutely abysmal in this clip. If I'm debating Klatt, I'd investigate the B1G's record against non-P5 teams (like Purdue's loss to EMU) or something. I don't believe Cowherd made a coherent counterpoint the entire time. 

But I also get the feeling that he's not really looking to do that. He's trying to get viewers, and I think bumper sticker one-liners (Wisco QB can't throw 8 yards, can't pay me to watch UCLA, etc.) might work better than going through the facts. 

10/31/2018 - 6:39am Agreed. I don't mean by this…

Agreed. I don't mean by this post that you took a bad course of action. I just wanted to point out that trolls end up helping the site more than anything else. My post was directed at the OP. 

10/31/2018 - 6:30am OSU, MSU, and Maryland? Does…

OSU, MSU, and Maryland? Does that make sense? You've got a program that basically sanctioned lying about knowing a staff member committed domestic abuse, a horrific sexual abuse scandal that was enabled by an administration, and a kid who died for entirely preventable reasons. In all instances, the schools let the perpetrators get off lightly. 

10/30/2018 - 11:05am I'm thinking 6th behind …

I'm thinking 6th behind 'Bama, Clemson, ND, LSU, and UGA,though I could see 5th. The SEC will sort itself out, and Michigan will be fine if the team keeps winning. 

I'm concerned about a situation where 'Bama loses to LSU, however.

10/30/2018 - 8:50am I think the joke is on you…

I think the joke is on you. Dumb threads like this actually help the site generate money. Every person ensnared in an intentionally dumb thread, and every such person who makes a response about it, isn't any less likely to come back in the long term and generates money for MGoBlog in the short term. Newbies can quickly read the responses to discern that this thread is atypical for the site and that this kind of post makes you a pariah--or gets you banned. 

10/30/2018 - 6:45am They said they don't like…

They said they don't like the matchups. They think Michigan's running game is pedestrian, and they're not convinced that the passing game will be able to make up for it. On the other hand, they think the defense is the truth, though they think the result against ND showed that it can't perform against good-quality offenses. 

10/30/2018 - 3:57am Where did you get this info?…

Where did you get this info? And while people were miffed about recruiting, it was OL improvement/performance that most have a problem with. It's at least worth exploring why a new OL coach this year really improved things where they got worse under Drevno.

10/29/2018 - 11:01am He also drops a hilarious …

He also drops a hilarious 'and stuff' every now and again. 

10/29/2018 - 10:05am This is a good point, though…

This is a good point, though on the other hand, why not make the visit? He already knew he wasn't coming to Michigan for Penn State, and there's nothing wrong with getting more info. I just can't imagine all the smoke with Meyer (scandal + health), Bosa (leaving school instead of rehabbing at OSU), and the general trajectory of the program are helping OSU's case. 

10/29/2018 - 9:03am Is this a parody account of…

Is this a parody account of some kind? I'm not sure if there's a specific target (I would've guessed Wolverines Wire, but the OP's account is too old) or if this is a generalized jab at weirdly composed recruiting updates.

10/29/2018 - 9:00am The young man already showed…

The young man already showed up to Michigan-Wisconsin, and I think he'll probably see Michigan again for The Game. 

10/29/2018 - 8:59am I wonder if the biggest…

I wonder if the biggest loser in the Zach Harrison sweepstakes will end up being George Karlaftis. Brohm ends up elsewhere and Karlaftis loses his spot because Michigan convinces Harrison. I don't believe Michigan has room for both. 

Edit: Sounds like Michigan has room for both. I was thinking this year's class had maybe 2-3 spots left, where Michigan definitely has at least one spot reserved for an OL, but I'm forgetting about departures from Hudson and Singleton. 

10/29/2018 - 3:46am Their game against Iowa…

Their game against Iowa couldn't have gone much better for Michigan. I feel like the score was high and close enough that they had to show off some of the playbook for Brown to download and destroy. They also ended up winning, which improves the quality of a potential win.

Downside is that I think their defense has really improved, based on the Iowa game. Their young players had impressive recruiting profiles, and they've matured rapidly. 

10/29/2018 - 3:23am I remember a Sam Webb…

I remember a Sam Webb interview where his parents where they were most impressed with Michigan winning at Wisconsin but described the drive from their home to Nebraska as 3 hours shorter than the drive to Michigan. I think that pretty much sealed it. 

10/26/2018 - 10:36am Hmm. Maybe he's both…

Hmm. Maybe he's both incredibly persuasive and toxic? I don't know. 

10/26/2018 - 10:03am I think Paterno's OC was his…

I think Paterno's OC was his own son--a guy who I'd don't believe had a football job since. So I don't think the analogy is a good fit.

10/26/2018 - 9:59am Oh hell, he's a Vol. 

Oh hell, he's a Vol. 

10/26/2018 - 9:37am I can't find anything saying…

I can't find anything saying this online, but boy, I would be very surprised. Tennessee looks terrible and Pruitt's rep as a toxic dude is pretty widespread. 

10/26/2018 - 9:29am Do you have a link on that?…

Do you have a link on that? Everything I've seen is speculation based on visits.

10/26/2018 - 4:49am He's a CEO-type of coach,…

He's a CEO-type of coach, which honestly isn't a terrible thing. He has been able to identify coaching and player talent, too. The one thing he doesn't delegate is in-game decisions. If he did that, he'd be just fine. However, I hadn't heard about all this stuff where he doesn't care about people when they get on campus. It sorta makes sense, I suppose. 

10/26/2018 - 4:37am I haven't seen this…

I haven't seen this mentioned in the comments, so I'll give it a shot. For the last 2-3 cycles, Georgia has landed at least one 5-star running back. I can't imagine how that's a sustainable situation. As others have pointed out, however, on its own it makes sense because the kid is from Louisiana. But the larger picture of kids leaving the class is kinda interesting. 

10/26/2018 - 4:27am Big or little, I still haven…

Big or little, I still haven't been paid for the name, so they can all go to hell. 

10/26/2018 - 2:23am This makes sense, thank you! 

This makes sense, thank you! 

10/25/2018 - 9:44am Could you please explain…

Could you please explain strength of opponent v. expected win %? I don't know much about either one. 

10/25/2018 - 8:20am I'm personally wondering if…

I'm personally wondering if Purdue emptied the cupboard for Ohio State and will have trouble showing up the rest of the way. However, given Michigan State's injuries, I think they win their next one.

10/25/2018 - 7:44am I just wanted to flesh out…

I just wanted to flesh out the 'not played anyone' thing. It's basically true. I don't know how these rankings work, but here's what I see:

  • Top 3 best teams 'Bama has played
    • 18 - Texas A&M (W, 45-23)
    • 25 - Missouri (W, 39-10)
    • 46 - Ole Miss (W, 62-7)
  • Top 3 best teams Michigan has played
    •   7 - ND (L, 24-17)
    • 13 - Wisco (W, 38-13)
    • 42 - Michigan State (W, 21-7)

Upcoming games:

  • Best teams 'Bama will play:
    • 15 - LSU
    • 17 - Auburn
    • 20 - Miss. State
  • Best teams Michigan will play:
    • 10 - Penn State
    •   8 - Ohio State

That Wisconsin win makes Michigan look 'Bama-like, but just look at how they destroyed A&M and Ole Miss, both comparable to the Michigan State game. Michigan will apparently have stiffer challenges, not including potential Championship games. However, if you take the average strength of the opponents, diluted severely for Michigan by Rutgers/Indiana, it's probably about the same, if not worse. 

 

10/24/2018 - 9:12am Glad to hear it doesn't need…

Glad to hear it doesn't need surgery. Here's to hoping Michigan will get to use him in a playoff game this year!

10/24/2018 - 7:47am Great work, OP.

Interesting…

Great work, OP.

Interesting to see other perspectives on the MSU situation and OSU's chances, no matter how incredibly wrong I think those takes are. 

10/22/2018 - 2:08am I recall seeing only one…

I recall seeing only one camera angle of the JBB thing. It looked like a terrible and dangerous injury, but from that angle, it didn't look intentional. I was honestly surprised when he walked off the field. 

10/21/2018 - 5:10am Under the right…

Under the right circumstances, someone would've murdered you over the title of this post. This is a troll job, damn it. 

10/18/2018 - 5:30am I'm bringing it up more as a…

I'm bringing it up more as a hypothetical point of discussion--how people see this influencing strategy and outcomes. But here's my latest info from Google:

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As you can see, the predicted likelihood of precipitation has actually increased since my post.

10/18/2018 - 2:26am There was one 'insider,' and…

There was one 'insider,' and he is a known hack who was recently caught lying about his sources by the source:

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And who is also a confirmed bigot:

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10/16/2018 - 2:12am Man, even the article's…

Man, even the article's timing says, "Oh crap, it's serious, now." Dude rarely gets it out before Wednesday.

10/15/2018 - 10:20am I thought that the Wisconsin…

I thought that the Wisconsin game was a replacement for Penn State. Where did you hear otherwise? 

10/15/2018 - 5:48am I think it was a very safe …

I think it was a very safe 'default' option. OSU has incredible success getting production from the DL, perhaps rivaled in the B1G only by Michigan, and the kid is literally less than a 15 minute drive from campus. He should've been the lockest of locks, but it seems like he is really considering other programs.

10/11/2018 - 11:40am Great stuff, thank you. That…

Great stuff, thank you. That makes sense.

10/11/2018 - 10:28am Magnus, why the supposition…

Magnus, why the supposition that Crouch is delayed for the red carpet but not Harrison? Is this a reflection of the staff's view of those guys? 

10/11/2018 - 7:10am Why are these mutually…

Why are these mutually exclusive? 

10/11/2018 - 4:51am This is awesome, thank you.

This is awesome, thank you.

The 'restriction' bit is a real eye-opener. If a dude is strong enough that he doesn't appear to be restricted, then it's not called. But the idea that he's going just as fast as he would without the jersey tug is pretty much impossible, so isn't this, by definition, a restriction? Maybe I'm not understanding what he means. 

10/11/2018 - 4:45am I've heard a range of things…

I've heard a range of things, though most are honestly in favor of PSU and OSU. The most telling was that if PSU were closer, he would've already committed. I think that was Lorenz, but I'm not sure. His mum seems to have backed off the emphasis on OSU, however. 

10/11/2018 - 3:18am I could get behind that,…

I could get behind that, especially if Harrison joins Crouch (though I heard he won't show). I mean, if Nolan Smith also came by, how crazy would that be? Assuming that Harrison really is coming, and Smith is interested, it just doesn't make sense, though. They're both WDEs. 

On the other hand, I really enjoyed the elegance of Harrison visiting for PSU-OSU, M-PSU, and OSU-M, seeing all three teams twice in three games. I'll take a commitment over elegance any day, of course.

Edit: I'll be damned, but Smith has announced that he's taking all his visits. However, 'Bama is the only named school. 

10/11/2018 - 2:32am Yeah, this is really…

Yeah, this is really troubling. The dude is just a suit:

“unfortunately a third party did not agree” with the call. That “third party” was Pac-12 general counsel and senior vice president of business affairs Woodie Dixon, Yahoo Sports sources have confirmed.

Dixon oversees football for the conference but is not a formally trained official. Dixon telephoned in his opinion that the play wasn’t targeting, sources said. According to the report, his opinion overruled both the trained officials in the stadium replay booth and in the league’s command center.