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11/23/2018 - 7:15pm I feel like I did election… I feel like I did election eve 2016.
09/20/2018 - 1:55pm IIRC it was calculated that…

IIRC it was calculated that some coaches actually ranked Michigan #3 in order to insure Osborne his gift. 

08/23/2018 - 8:40pm QB will be adequate, at…

QB will be adequate, at least.

Only concern: OL. And really just OTs. Hard to be a champion without all positions solid. We are in the “maybe zone”. Champion teams need to be 2 deep everywhere.  Or be lucky. We are neither. 

Sorry. Truly I am. But Runyan and who? And #3 OT is a freshman?!!?

I’m totally excited for the season but I don’t know. It’s a big hole, the OT, and a lot of what ifs. Top teams don’t have any holes in their OL. We do have a top D everywhere. We do have very good rbs and receivers. Probably good to very good qb. Having all that is required, but not sufficient (without OL quality and depth), for being elite. 

But I could be wrong. (Hope so.)

but I love this team and can’t hardly wait to watch them. 

08/21/2018 - 12:31pm Wouldn’t Gerald Ford be most…

Wouldn’t Gerald Ford be most presidential?

07/03/2018 - 2:46am Actually Ford had an…

Actually Ford had an illustrious college career, two national championship teams, mvp, all star game, and nfl opportunities afterword. 

He was a great football star. 

Also the Ward affair. 

12/08/2017 - 4:38pm Coupon not good on Saturday!!?

Coupon not good on Saturday!!?!!

11/23/2017 - 5:57pm Brady

Agree. Was first thinking Montana. Then I thought, wtf, not even Tom MF Brady could beat Osu with this line. Doom.

And all these concussions that we casually discuss as if routine, are cumulative and likely result in permanent brain damage (cognitive and motor deficits , behavioral changes, etc. ), to these young Michigan Men. What the fuck are we doing? Remember: a brain is a terrible thing to concuss.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Beat Ohio state!

11/22/2017 - 5:34pm O-Line

A competent and deep oline is really what’s missing. Until we have that qb quality is moot.

11/15/2017 - 10:54pm Drills

I like what you did there.

10/25/2017 - 6:57pm Casper

We love ours. Free trial.

10/07/2017 - 2:14pm 42-10

42-10

10/07/2017 - 2:12pm Help!

I'm in Provence France and jonesin' for the game. Can anyone please help a mgobrother out and suggest how I might stream the game?

Desperate Cazzie

09/30/2017 - 3:25am CAZZIE

Agreed.

cazzie

08/18/2017 - 10:41am Brian Griese

He walked on and later started, iirc.

04/25/2017 - 11:39am sports medicine doctor here

first, the hit was dirty and the blocker must have been aware that he was about to seriously damage the player. if legal it shouldn't be. it can be as crippling as spearing head to head. the player that threw that block intentionally damaged newsome severely, and that type block to the knees can only result in severe knee/leg injury. it should not be allowed. defensive backs must be coached to not throw these blocks and linemen must be trained to avoid being hit like this. like head to head spearing, this should result in ejection, at a minimum.

the potential loss of limb, would have resulted from damage to the neurovascular bundle, depriving the leg of oxygen and nervous impulse. infection could also potentially result in amputation.

the hit sickened me then and does to this day, sealing the fate of Grant, and our season.

cassie, md'75

02/27/2017 - 10:43am first 9 minutes?

does anyone have? was on espn3 i think?

02/26/2017 - 8:47pm if still available

[email protected]

02/13/2017 - 5:14pm makes you wonder

if jerry sr. wasn't also abused as a child.

and his father before him...

ad nauseam

12/06/2016 - 11:38am Pissed

I'm pissed off too, over being robbed by those no-call ohio homer refs. Hoping the BIG makes a rule change  this off season that refs with ties to teams, are sent to other games where they can be neutral. The sport, the fans, the players deserve to be spared even the appearance of bias. That crew of ohio fans officiating the Game was a travisty.

As far as taking a step back next year, probably. We are losing a ton of starters. But we take a step up at QB and i believe on the O-line. RB should be good, or better. WR/TE will hold. Defence will be a different story. Hard to match the level of play this year. But they will be great just the same. So 2017 i think we will be deeper and better then 2016.

And beyond? Faggeddabodit!!!

12/06/2016 - 10:54am Done in by (reply to #3)

I think they were done in by a lack of depth. A championship team has a two-deep full of starters at each position group. We had this at the D-line, for sure. But the O-line only had a freshman to come in when Newsome went down. Our QB got dinged and we only had O'Corn. When Harbough has 3-4 recruiting cycles with top 5 classes, we will have the depth necessary to win it all. This year we could have "fallen upwards" as you aptly say, but didn't for all those reasons you listed. But truth is, we didn't over or under achieve. With Newsome healthly, or better depth (and talent) at O-line, we beat Iowa. With a healthy Wilton, or a solid backup QB, we beat ohio, even with ohio biased zebras.

Next year, and in the coming years, we will have all the depth necessary at every position to win championships, even with bad calls, key injuries, occasional dropped receptions, and even (mostly) without relying on luck. 

Our furture couldn't be brighter. Things are lined up for us to excel. It's great to be a Michigan Wolverine!

11/28/2016 - 3:27am Perhaps. I don't know enough

Perhaps. I don't know enough to know a great line coach But Sparta and Wisky don't beat OSU either and they sure as hell don't roll the Tide. I'm just saying that having quality depth on the OL, assuming good coaching, would make all the difference. And we will have that soon. And having a competent backup qb will make a big difference. And we will likely have a very quality 2 deep at all positions, like we do now at DL.

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11/27/2016 - 5:51pm And beats Bama

And beats Bama

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11/27/2016 - 5:49pm Agree completely. If our

Agree completely. If our offense, (line, rb, qb), was just a little bit better. Just a little bit deeper, to better absorb an injury or two (Newsome, Speight, and Clark on D), and we would have put this game away when we had the opportunity(s). In a couple more seasons Harbough will have the depth of 4-5 consecutive top 5 recruiting classes and wins this game. And Iowa. And hammers MSU.
To have nice things, it takes time.

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11/20/2016 - 6:48pm And 6 and 7...

And 6 and 7...

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11/20/2016 - 3:07pm Third positive: W

Third positive: W

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11/04/2016 - 9:33am Wish I could be there.

Wish I could be there.

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10/23/2016 - 1:31pm concussion

excuse me, but there is nothing good, in the long or short run, about blacking out when getting hit.

sorry, but he's mistaken.

otherwise Harbaugh!

(MD '75)

10/15/2016 - 10:13pm No worries mr king. We beat

No worries mr king. We beat Wisconsin a second time. We are still better than them. There is only one question. Can we beat Alabama?

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10/14/2016 - 4:51pm Exactly correct. He's doing

Exactly correct. He's doing great now and will certainly improve each week for the next 5-6 weeks. By the game he will be our late season Rudock. But fast. A wonderful team we have.

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10/11/2016 - 12:11pm 65+

i've been a fan since coach Bump MF Elliott!! 

while always the avid fan, over the last couple of decades, my fandom has become more and more ridiculous. 

sleepless friday nights; reading this and other blogs many times a day; stressing over the decisions of 17 y.o. recruits; rewatching games multiple times. not just this season's games. I have a dvd collection of our games going back to the 60's

i'm in honolulu so a noon kick off is a 6 am deal.

and it's a thing, not just me, and not rare. i think that it is a senior phenomenon. a few of us here ages 60, 70, 80. we are more obsessed now than ever. for some it has become an affliction of sorts. 

and it's not for lack of what to do. i'm not retired. I practice sports medicine (MD '75), surf, bike, make art, hike, have 4 grown children and 2 grandchildren right here with me.

BEWARE! proceed with extreme caution. great danger lies ahead!

 

09/27/2016 - 3:34pm 38-17 M

38-17 M

09/25/2016 - 9:59pm It's a thing of beauty.

It's a thing of beauty.

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09/24/2016 - 9:18am 41-3 M

41-3 M

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08/29/2016 - 7:45am Lim k<br>L

Lim k
L

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07/03/2016 - 10:23pm Sayers was a magician. A

Sayers was a magician. A marvel to watch. Poetry in motion. None like him before or since. (Except maybe Barry?)

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12/09/2015 - 9:29am blocking out

you don't need to be a big time recruit to be able to block out. our bigs are not coached to take a guy, put their butt into them and face the basket and stay with him. my old coach would tell us, you can block out anyone for the rebound, no matter how big or athletic they are. just stay in front of them. i don't even see our guys moving in front of players to attempt to block out.

blocking out and getting the defensive rebounds is a coaching, not a recruiting, problem. it's pathetic what we saw last night.

anyone can block out anybody, or be fouled.

11/22/2015 - 5:14pm Non n know no k

Non n know no k

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10/08/2015 - 5:02pm De'Veon Smith

do we know if he is playing sat.?

05/06/2015 - 11:28pm My exact thought. Hank. I was

My exact thought. Hank. I was at every game. Unstoppable is precisely the word.

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04/10/2015 - 3:49pm cazzie

i approve of this choice.

01/08/2015 - 10:43pm Once we were great.

Once we were great.

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12/27/2014 - 2:08am XXVIII

What happened to searchbits 28?

 

10/22/2014 - 4:02pm cazzie

mine too!

09/06/2014 - 5:04pm Mustard isn't yellow. It's chicken.

Mustard isn't yellow. It's chicken.

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09/06/2014 - 10:42am 47-21

i really like your prediction of 47-21. that is just what i have been feeling. domination. good call.

08/21/2014 - 11:20pm h.s.

bunch of short, stiff white guys. I've seen better high school teams. nice to see our team with so much talent and size. looks like happy days are here again and for some time to come.

/smiley face

06/12/2014 - 4:45pm thanks

i'll check it out.

06/12/2014 - 11:26am I especially love this.

Cazzie was my first Michigan super-hero when i was a kid. my big brother took me to Yost to the games. the place rocked. literally.

 

05/02/2014 - 7:57pm washington

weren't we about to play univ. of wash? , jimi's home town team in Seattle? that's all it was. pure, american sports rivalry. he wasn't a super druggie, as many now believe. and he was a musical genius. once in a generation type of guy. a little respect here please.

01/24/2014 - 10:35pm Cazzie

Russell