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11/16/2018 - 12:20pm I posted separately to…

I posted separately to express my admiration for Ron Johnson, but I also want to discuss which game was the best ever by a Michigan RB. I would have to go with Tim Biakabutuka's 313 yards against undefeated OSU. In my view, that was more impressive than yards against an 0-8 Wisconsin team.

11/16/2018 - 12:14pm Rest in Peace, Mr. Johnson…

Rest in Peace, Mr. Johnson. Thank you for all you did for the team and your community.

 

11/16/2018 - 9:12am There is a little bit more:…

There is a little bit more: Beat Indiana.

11/15/2018 - 9:23pm Lana Kane, voiced by Aisha…

Lana Kane, voiced by Aisha Tyler, who you might also appreciate.

11/14/2018 - 2:46pm People are skeptical that he…

People are skeptical that he would pick a school 400 miles away from home if that were the case when he could have gone to Cal. Berkeley to Concord is about the same distance as Detroit to Ann Arbor.

11/14/2018 - 2:42pm I'm not sure SkyBlue should…

I'm not sure SkyBlue should be negged for this cynical observation. If Asiasi wanted to be closer to home he could have chosen Cal.

11/13/2018 - 6:42pm Section 1.8 asked: "Was it…

Section 1.8 asked: "Was it the case that 'only Michigan slappies' doubted the Detroit Free Press' reporting?"

I replied no, lots of people doubted the Freep. I'm going off of my memory.

11/13/2018 - 6:39pm It's in the article that…

It's in the article that McMurphy's tweet links to.

11/13/2018 - 2:04pm As you know, everything that…

As you know, everything that isn't listed as "minor" is a "major" violation. Those alleged violations included excessive time spent stretching and working out during the summer (the question was whether it was voluntary). Reporters asked players at rival schools about it and they laughed.

11/13/2018 - 1:46pm My key take away was this: …

My key take away was this: "Trevon starred at St. Thomas Aquinas, which is among the nation’s top-producing high schools of college talent. Aquinas currently has 16 alumni on active NFL rosters, double more than any other high school in the country, and had 71 players sign with Power 5 programs in the past 10 years, easily the nation’s most of any high school."

It's hard to believe that IMG hasn't had more than 71 players sign with P5 schools over the last 10 years.

11/13/2018 - 1:18pm No. Players at OSU and MSU…

No. Players at OSU and MSU were literally laughing at the Freep's "revelations" that college FB players work hard.

11/12/2018 - 9:02pm It's all on IMDB.

It's all on IMDB.

11/12/2018 - 5:34pm Succinct.
The question in my…

Succinct.
The question in my mind is: was he on the travel squad? I would expect him to get a carry before Berkley Edwards.

11/12/2018 - 4:29pm I agree that Milton is third…

I agree that Milton is third string. That means he needs to be ready to go. If Patterson gets knocked out of a game for whatever reason, we're down to 2 serious options. If Peters then gets something that knocks him out for even a few plays Milton goes in. Hopefully both Peters and Milton will get significant reps against Indiana.

11/11/2018 - 11:54am Except Le'Veon Bell was…

Except Le'Veon Bell was actually good. In 3 years he ran for 3346 yards (33 TDs) and had 531 yards in receptions (1 TD).

11/10/2018 - 3:44pm They have a 6-5, 290 4* OL…

They have a 6-5, 290 4* OL. Interestingly, they also have a 6-5, 310 DT from Paramus scheduled to attend.

There is also Christian Abraham, a 3* 5-11, 190 RB/DB from Paramus who has a Michigan offer (Class of 2021, the other two are both 2020).

11/10/2018 - 2:53pm They'll be showing them that…

They'll be showing them that playing time is immediately available.

11/09/2018 - 11:19am If he's needed in any of…

If he's needed in any of those games you'll wish he had gotten as much experience as possible as soon as possible.

11/09/2018 - 10:58am Good morning. There are some…

Good morning. There are some early risers on here.

11/08/2018 - 10:33am They are charged with…

They are charged with selecting the 4 best teams. Things like W-L records, SOS, head to head results are factors that help them make that determination. Injuries can have a significant impact on how good a team is so they can give it whatever weight they want to.

11/07/2018 - 5:36pm He took the Express.

He took the Express.

11/07/2018 - 4:16pm They're working for me as…

They're working for me as well.

11/07/2018 - 4:07pm It's just a tease.

It's just a tease.

11/07/2018 - 4:05pm If ND wins out, taking 2 SEC…

If ND wins out, taking 2 SEC teams would mean that 3 conference champions were left out. I think you're right - unless the committee is trying to force an expansion of the teams allowed in the playoffs.

11/06/2018 - 5:47pm The B1G increased travel…

The B1G increased travel squads from 70 to 74 this year. Will they both be on the trip?

https://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/08/27/big-ten-expands-football-travel-roster-limit-to-74-players/

11/06/2018 - 5:31pm Unverified Voracity has a…

Unverified Voracity has a link to NW's route to representing the West. It covers various tie breakers that could apply. It may be of interest to you.

https://www.insidenu.com/2018/11/6/18065462/big-ten-west-scenarios-northwestern-wisconsin-purdue-iowa-championship-indianapolis-s-p

11/05/2018 - 10:47pm No. The first test is your W…

No. The first test is your W-L record in the B1G. In your scenario, our 8-1 would be better than their 7-2. Head to head is second. I think the third test is if there are 3 teams with the same record, you look to the division wins.

11/04/2018 - 1:21am It's like the people writing…

It's like the people writing in this thread have never watched the rivalry with OSU. They will be up for the game no matter how bad their season has been to that point. Beating us and keeping us out of the CFP would make their season. Some of my fondest memories of the rivalry are ruining their unbeaten season and costing them the Rose Bowl or a national title.

11/03/2018 - 6:29pm You need Google lens,…

You need Google lens, according to the commercial.

11/02/2018 - 10:55am "it's almost impossible for…

"it's almost impossible for everybody in a conference to suck in a given year."

If ND played in the ACC and avoided Clemson until the conference championship they would have an easier schedule than they do this year.

Pretty much the entire PAC 12 sucks this year.

The B1G West is awful.

A couple of years ago the entire SEC East was bad meaning you could play a weak schedule until the conference championship. That's no better than ND playing Michigan this year.

 

11/01/2018 - 4:06pm They scheduled UM, FSU, USC,…

They scheduled UM, FSU, USC, Stanford, Va Tech and Pitt. They also have NW, Syracuse and Navy. That's a very respectable schedule most years. You can't reasonably blame them because traditional powers are having a bad year. It's not like they're Alabama scheduling FCS teams.

11/01/2018 - 3:50pm Because a one loss Alabama…

Because a one loss Alabama would never get into the CFP.

11/01/2018 - 12:16pm Pro tip: you should lead…

Pro tip: you should lead with your best (only) point. Excluding 3 conference champions really might be too much for the committee. Alabama might lose three more games but it's unlikely. Your hopes should focus more on keeping other non-Michigan teams out and less on extremely unlikely things happening to keep Alabama out.

Also, if your first point (M goes if they win out) is true, the rest of your post is meaningless. If we don't win out, we aren't going.

11/01/2018 - 10:31am I think that means it's…

I think that means it's broken for you, just like the points don't work for some of us. Another way is to pull it up on your browser history in another tab.

11/01/2018 - 1:07am In the comment, …

In the comment, "overwhelming" doesn't mean it's an amazing accomplishment. It means the work can be overpowering because of the amount of information and its complexity.

10/31/2018 - 12:03pm A couple of things, 1) if…

A couple of things, 1) if there are other 1 loss teams in the mix, say Oklahoma and WSU, it's no longer a head to head comparison, the overall SOS takes on more importance. 2) There's a lot of balancing by the committee, HTH is important but so is when the loss occurred. In addition, M will be a conference champion in our hypothetical.

The thing that I worry about the most is UGA beating Alabama in the SEC championship. I agree that 'Bama is in because they are the best team in the country, if UGA beats them I think they would pass us.

10/30/2018 - 10:05pm If NW beats ND and is the…

If NW beats ND and is the B1G West champ, I've got to think we would be ahead of ND since we would be 2-0 against NW and one of those wins would be essentially contemporaneous with ND's loss to them. (Obviously this assumes we win out, otherwise forget it.)

10/29/2018 - 11:22am It also has notes on former…

It also has notes on former commits, which is interesting. It doesn't have all the transfers though, e.g., there is no entry for Drake Harris. Is that because Harris didn't have stats this week?

10/29/2018 - 11:15am I saw Bunting against…

I saw Bunting against Washington on Saturday. Cole and Canteen were the guys who evoked that response from me.

10/29/2018 - 11:11am I'm surprised how little…

I'm surprised how little production Asiasi has had: 1 catch for 24 yards. (It was a TD thrown by Speight).

10/29/2018 - 9:51am If you fired a guy for a 5…

If you fired a guy for a 5 loss season after he won 10 games or more the previous 2 years you might miss out on a CFP season the next year.

10/29/2018 - 9:44am And we were 0-17 against…

And we were 0-17 against ranked teams on the road.

10/28/2018 - 12:24pm Stop drinking and go to bed.

Stop drinking and go to bed.

10/26/2018 - 3:39pm I suppose you're also…

I suppose you're also thankful for Dave Brandon.

10/26/2018 - 1:34pm With Lombardi I'm expecting…

With Lombardi I'm expecting a lot of quick kicks on 3rd and long. He may catch Hart in attempts by the end of the season.

10/26/2018 - 11:35am It's nice to read the…

It's nice to read the positive comments about Jay H.

10/26/2018 - 12:43am Do you remember Denny McLain?

Do you remember Denny McLain?

10/25/2018 - 10:22am Excellent Diary. Great…

Excellent Diary. Great contributions so far. I'll be checking this every time I come to the site.

10/24/2018 - 6:23pm I think you meant "Rutger."

I think you meant "Rutger."

10/24/2018 - 6:20pm Have you read the…

Have you read the contributions by Aaron McMann, his replacement? It might give you a greater appreciation of NB.