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10/22/2018 - 10:35am I can't believe we had fans…

I can't believe we had fans saying that Harbaugh doesn't care anymore in the off season and that he has checked out. He looked beat up more than anything to me, but I never believed that he didn't care anymore. 

10/20/2018 - 5:02pm It has been 5 minutes since…

It has been 5 minutes since Michigan beat a ranked team on the road. 

 

10/18/2018 - 10:20am Any win is acceptable. 

Any win is acceptable. 

10/17/2018 - 1:52pm I would imagine he would not…

I would imagine he would not try OC again at a bigger program as he saw what happened at OSU. I tend to agree with you, that if it isn't broke, don't fix it. Warinner, as with many other coaches probably wanted to try bigger and better things than being an OL coach. It is the reason we see guys like Chip Kelly leave great things to pursue the NFL. I am sure ego played a part in it, and Meyer may have allowed him to take over OC because Warinner had that desire. If it was a choice between keeping Warinner or losing him to somewhere else that had offered him OC, I can see why Meyer had kept him and allowed him to do that. 

10/17/2018 - 1:03pm He was previously at…

He was previously at Minnesota and I don't think we can question why he would leave Minnesota to come to Michigan. He lost his job at Ohio State because he had been promoted to OC and that did not work out. Seems that he is a great OL coach but couldn't have the same success as an OC. Most coaches are not going to take a demotion within a program. 

Prior to that, I know that he spent some time as MSU (when they were terrible) as well as Kansas and I am not surprised that he left those situations. 

10/17/2018 - 12:49pm Oh it will still be a win…

Oh it will still be a win against a ranked team on the road. A lot of other teams get to beat their chests about beating a ranked Michigan team, when by the end of the year they are 7-5 and un-ranked. This will absolutely count. 

10/16/2018 - 10:38am I understand the excitement…

I understand the excitement aspect but not every play deserves the same bravado. Last year, if you recall, he kept yelling JT BARRETT over and over again as barrett ran down the sideline. Only problem was, barrett had run out of bounds 20 yards earlier. But like was said before, to each his own.

10/16/2018 - 10:17am I agree with you on Griese,…

I agree with you on Griese, and really I don't like many play by play or color guys. I do like Chris Spielman and wish that he would do college games too. Joel Klatt is good on color though. 

10/16/2018 - 10:07am I can't get my head around…

I can't get my head around why people like Gus Johnson. All he does is yell over and over again and refer to Joel Klatt as "partner" 100 times. I don't need to hear "DELIVEEEEEEERRRRSSSS!!!!" every time Patterson or Lewerke make a throw. 

10/11/2018 - 10:24am They play in the West…

They play in the West. Looking at their schedule from last year, I honestly believe that Michigan wins 10 or 11 games with that schedule, and yes I am referring to last years 8-5 Michigan team.

Here is their schedule from last year.

Home vs Utah St

Home vs Florida Atlantic

Away vs BYU

Home vs NW

Away vs Nebraska

Home vs Purdue

Home vs Maryland

Away vs Illinois

Away vs Indiana

Home vs Iowa

Home vs Michigan

Away vs Minnesota

 

That is about as weak as it gets honestly. Fast forward one year and they have already lost to BYU, and I happen to think that they will lose to Michigan and at Penn State. They will be looking at 9-3 assuming they win the rest of their games, and they should. The fact of the matter is, if they were to play in the east they would be a 9-3 or 10-2 each year and probably would not have been to a big ten championship game since Urban's second year. Still solid, but really not much better than what Michigan has been since Harbaugh's return.

 

10/02/2018 - 11:49am I <3 neck sharpies

I <3 neck sharpies

09/25/2018 - 4:46pm I would say anything going…

I would say anything going back further than 5 years really has no relevance to what is going on today. I just simply avoid any arguing or debating with rival fan bases unless we have won, and currently I would not want to try to because we really don't have a leg to stand on. 

The exception to this would be having a discussion or argument about something like the Spartan Bob game in 2001. It clearly has no impact on the rivalry today and the potential outcome of the game in October, but it can be fun to discuss.

For a future example, you can always look back on the 2016 spot against Ohio State and argue that, but 10 years from now, that spot will not have an impact on the trajectory of the program at that time (in 2028). That probably had an impact on the trajectory going into 2017, this year and a few years to come. A win at OSU at the time in 2016 would have been huge for this program and probably been a springboard into something much greater, but in 2028, that spot really will not have mattered IMO.

Hopefully this makes sense, as I know that it is an example of something 10 years from now.

09/25/2018 - 4:01pm As far as relevance to today…

As far as relevance to today, I would say that you can go back as far back as 5 years and no further. The only reason I say 5 years is because it is possible that you have someone on your roster that was a part of that. Other than that, it is a completely different team from the leadership on down. 

 

As far as what I care about, it is hard for me to have an emotional reaction to anything that I don't remember, however I do appreciate the history and tradition of Michigan football. 

09/25/2018 - 2:16pm My original response saying…

My original response saying that I don't care what happened in the past was in response to Squad 16

I mean, by the same token, our dominance over them still counts in our eyes from 1970 to 2007 even though most of their teams then were mediocre. 

I was simply saying that I don't really care about that dominance because it doesn't make any difference to what is happening right now. . 

 

09/25/2018 - 2:04pm I love Saturdays in the fall…

I love Saturdays in the fall, the cool crisp air and the sound of "The Victors" as the team runs out and touches the banner. Michigan football was as important to me as anything growing up and I love watching film of the old teams to get an appreciation of the players that I would otherwise not have, but why should I care about what the record of Michigan football was 1976? That has absolutely no bearing on what the team is like now. To bring that up in an argument against a rival fan base would, in fact, make me a schmuck. 

09/25/2018 - 1:23pm I really couldn't care less…

I really couldn't care less about what happened in the past. I was born in 1990 and really only remember from about 2000 and on. My first vivid memory of Michigan football is Anthony Thomas inexplicably fumbling against Northwestern.

I will not reference an overall record against an opponent, and couldn't even tell you what it is. 

09/25/2018 - 1:18pm Of course not. That only…

Of course not. That only would have mattered if it was against a ranked opponent, on the road, and at night, until Michigan finally wins one of those games, then the parameters will change again. It is a constant moving target for the Wolverines. 

 

Edit: it does mention winning in 2016 over PSU, but nothing about them being the eventual big ten champs.

09/25/2018 - 12:43pm "Even two of the wins…

"Even two of the wins against rivals only sort of count. One was against a 7-6 Penn State team in 2015, and one was against a 3-9 Michigan State in 2016."

This is the stuff that really bothers me about the statistics people use to make their hot takes and opinions. Why does it only sort of count when a Michigan team beats a bad opponent while 6 of Dantonio's 8 wins come against the following Michigan teams: 3-9, 5-7, 7-6, 7-6, 5-7, 8-5?

 

09/24/2018 - 4:07pm To this day, I still cannot…

To this day, I still cannot fake vote on 3.0. I have yet to see the up vote/down vote buttons.

09/19/2018 - 2:53pm Really hoping that Evans is…

Really hoping that Evans is really just a cramp. The way he pulled up looked more like a bigger issue than cramping. If that is the case, it could be a long, tough year for him with a nagging hamstring.

08/10/2018 - 9:49am So far I have liked it. I…

So far I have liked it. I had family over last night, and we had a preseason football game on in the background, and while we weren't really paying attention, I noticed that it streamed with perfect HD the entire two hours it was on. I had Playstation VUE when it first came out but realized that would not be an option for me because I could not watch the local channels live. I am not sure if this has changed since it has been about two years since then. A buddy of mine told me that Hulu Live does not offer live local channels either, but I can't confirm this. 

08/10/2018 - 9:46am This is old news and there…

This is old news and there really hasn't been any updates to this story. As a result, I preemptively switched to Youtube TV and dropped the cable package. Unfortunately, I have to keep them as the internet provider because I live in Indiana in a place with no good internet options outside of Xfinity.

08/09/2018 - 11:01am After his first few holes, I…

After his first few holes, I think 50/50 is fair haha!

08/09/2018 - 9:18am I don't see Tiger winning,…

I don't see Tiger winning, but I think 50/50 on making the cut is low considering he's been playing very solid lately. 

08/02/2018 - 4:00pm The issue for me is that he…

The issue for me is that he is obligated to report it if he knew, simple as that. If he didn't know, he isn't doing his job well enough in my opinion. 

Should he have fired Zach Smith a long time ago? My answer is yes. Should he have reported the abuse if he had knowledge? His contractual obligations say yes. 

For reference:

http://titleix.osu.edu/sidebar-resources/what-is-title-ix/definitions.html

Under domestic violence it reads "Conduct that would meet the definition of a felony or misdemeanor crime of violence committed by the complainant’s current or former spouse or intimate partner, a person with whom the complainant shares a child in common, a person who is or has cohabitated with the complainant as a spouse or intimate partner, or individual similarly situated to a spouse under domestic or family violence law, or anyone else protected under the domestic or family violence law of the jurisdiction in which the offense occurred. An individual need not be charged with or convicted of a criminal offense to be found responsible for domestic violence pursuant to this policy."

08/01/2018 - 2:50pm If this is true, and I am…

If this is true, and I am not ready to believe it, then there are far worse things that have yet to come out. I just can't see this being enough to take him down. 

Although with how willing he was to step down at Florida to save face, I guess this could be true. 

07/25/2018 - 11:34am Give me a break. This is the…

Give me a break. This is the dumbest take anyone ever has about Michigan/Michigan State. Dantonio dominated the rivalry the last 10 years because he was coaching against inferior coaches. If you honestly believe that "bulletin board material" or "chips on shoulders" matter over the course of 10 years you're just plain stupid. Dantonio is just far and away a better coach the RichRod and Hoke were. I think he and Harbaugh are about the same when it comes to coaching which is why it has been tight over the last three years in each game. 

But maybe you're right, and Harbaugh's lack of emphasis and energy about that game specifically is the only reason the offense scored 10 points. It couldn't possibly be because Michigan had 5 turnovers.

07/18/2018 - 9:27am I'd neg, but I still can't…

I'd neg, but I still can't vote.

07/03/2018 - 12:07pm I agree with a lot of what…

I agree with a lot of what you are saying, but there are so many factors when it comes to a football season and how a team finishes, so to only measure this season by wins and losses is probably going to get you a good kick in the balls. I for one have not been pointing to this year being the year for the last few years. 2016 was the one year I thought that would be possible, but even then you had Speight starting for the first time, so even then my expectations where a little lower. I don't know how anyone could look at the turnover from 2016 to 2017 and think that team had a legitimate shot at winning a big ten title but that is just me. 

As for this season, I think the season needs to be measured on if there is substantial improvement at our key positions that have been lacking for some time, or just last year. It really doesn't need to be stated, but the OL needs to show significant improvement, and only time will tell if Warriner is the guy to make that happen. WR needs to see a major improvement, because as much as we like to blame the QB spot for last year, a lot of times the WRs had a hard time creating separation. Both of these issues have been addressed by JH in the off season and we will see if they pay off. I do believe that whether it be Shea, DM, or Peters in the lineup, you will see a QB who has been prepared and will be better equipped to succeed.

All of these can show tremendous improvement, but at the end of the day, Michigan still has 3  tough road environments, and 2 tough opponents at home. Throw in a rejuvenated Nebraska squad that will be motivated and a potential tough road game with Northwestern (you just never know about them) it is very possible and probable to see 3, maybe even 4 losses with an improved team. 

 

06/29/2018 - 2:09pm I don't really understand…

I don't really understand why this has turned into such a big deal (not necessarily here). If Michigan did back off it is one of two things: 1. They really were not that interested after evaluating him further. 2. He simply fell through the cracks during the Drevno saga. Either way, he went where he is most comfortable and why people are getting so bent out of shape about what he said confuses me. 

06/11/2018 - 2:57pm I am trying to figure out…

I am trying to figure out how to upvote/downvote. Are others still not seeing this or am I just stupid? 

 

Also cannot seem to find a place to edit my profile, again, maybe I am just missing it.

05/24/2018 - 2:21pm If he was ever going to leave

If he was ever going to leave MSU for another Job this would be the time. Get out of MSU on your own terms, and get some NBA money for a few years before retirement. The Magic have very little expectations. I don't see him leaving, but considering what has happened the last two years for him and his teams, it would be a very appealing offer if I were him. Florida over the winter and he can walk away from any lingering issues at MSU.

05/23/2018 - 10:47am Unpopular opinion, but I

Unpopular opinion, but I think MSU would have won 7 games in 2016 if Lewerke would have played. Dantonio was incredibly stupid to keep trotting O'connor out there. You could see the difference that Lewerke made in short time against Michigan until he got hurt. 

05/17/2018 - 9:33am It seems that most of the

It seems that most of the fanbase gets their talking points from the media and rival fanbases. 

05/17/2018 - 9:31am I love the all whites as

I love the all whites as well. My only problem with the uni's as they are now is having the stupid BIG logo on the front. I would love for Michigan to go back to the plain swoosh on the chest and nothing else. 

05/16/2018 - 9:40am I was hoping for the Gardy

I was hoping for the Gardy hire after Leyland was gone. He always seemed to lift Minnesota to another level than what they had.

05/10/2018 - 4:09pm The amount of false starts by

The amount of false starts by the ole miss O line is staggering. 

05/10/2018 - 12:51pm We can just agree to disagree

We can just agree to disagree on the quarterback front as well as the recruiting success so far. Every year, every program misses on some of their biggest targets. Peters played how you would expect a quarterback to play in their first time. He managed the games well and had one poor game against South Carolina. 

One point that we can find common ground on is that coaches in a program have a bigger impact on recruiting than the satellite camps would have. In my original response to the OP about it having some effect, I was in no way saying that it is more important than the recruiting that the coaches do on a day to day basis. 

05/10/2018 - 11:03am How do you know that Speight

How do you know that Speight is better than any of the QB's that Harbaugh has recruited? or are you just good at regurgitating what rival fan bases spew out? Harbaugh's first QB recruit from a full cycle was Peters who has played in 5 games, which to me is a little premature to say Speight is clearly better. 

I actually don't think that any of the coaching decisions had anything to do with recruiting and everything to do with coaching what they were brought here to coach. While recruiting is part of what every college coach does, I think Harbaugh has been pretty happy with the recruiting that he has done thus far and his main recruiter is Partridge anyway, not Warriner and not McElwain.

05/10/2018 - 9:17am "hoke left harbaugh with a

"hoke left harbaugh with a team that provided him with his best season" while for the most part this is true, I think you are over looking one position, which is also the most important. Hoke left Harbaugh with Speight, Morris, and Malzone. God only knows what the 2015 season would have looked like with Speight or Morris under center. And lets not pretend that hoke left harbaugh with all polished players at the other positions. 

 

As to the original question, I am sure that there is some impact that the lack of camps is and will have on recruiting but I would be hisitant to say that it is a major one. If you can't get in front of players, it can be difficult to recruit them, and it was clearly an advantage that Harbaugh had because the other coaches obviously did not want to put in the time to do something similar.  

05/04/2018 - 12:52pm Could it simply be that True

Could it simply be that True Freshman QB's are actually getting a chance to play now and thus having "better success"? How many true freshman QB's even had an opportunity 30 years ago? That is a genuine question for those who may know more on the subject than me.

05/02/2018 - 4:56pm The NFL game is much

The NFL game is much different than college. While QB is still the most important position on the field, they can't completely take over the game in the same way. That is why you see so many great college QB's flame out in the NFL. Matthew Stafford has been great in spite of an organization who has a revolving door of coaches and a history of ineptitude when assembling a team.

05/02/2018 - 4:52pm That is because Lebron is an

That is because Lebron is an arrogant prick. Great player, bigger douchebag.

04/27/2018 - 12:21pm Should have just called it

Should have just called it nothing because there was certainly a whole lot more nothing than all!

 

/s

04/26/2018 - 9:36am My only concern is watching

My only concern is watching some of the highlights from last year. They have a lot of quick hitter throws that could neutralize Michigan's front 7. With an offensive style that ND runs, it only takes a missed tackle from a corner or safety and they are in the redzone or the endzone. I would imagine that ND will try to run some tunnel screens against Michigan as well, which seemed to give them fits. I trust Don Brown, but I am not sure there will be enough time to get to Wimbush.

04/17/2018 - 11:11am I would be good with a

I would be good with a compromise, which is why I mentioned that at a minimum it should be modified. I am a younger guy (27), and it probably has to do with the fact that I am a huge baseball fan, but I have always been a traditionalist with sports. I don't think that the game would really suffer all that much if we were to eliminate replay, but I do like th idea of capping the maximum time of replay. 

I would also like to see the replay time used towards a TV timeout. 

04/17/2018 - 11:02am Replay

This is an unpopular opinion but I would like to see replay taken away from all sports or at minimum, modified. Honestly, I still think they get the call wrong half of the time because it is not "indisputable". So we are supposed to defer to the referee's call on the field who saw it at full speed instead of making the call based on the 3 or 4 camera angles that we have in super slow motion. I just think, if you are still getting the call wrong don't have it at all, especially because some of these reviews take way too long.

04/06/2018 - 1:16pm JOK is wrong.

JOK is wrong.

04/06/2018 - 12:56pm I have now watched through 3

I have now watched through 3 episodes. I am not sure if I have the heart to watch the State game again.

04/05/2018 - 9:38am I pay for PGA Tour Live and

I pay for PGA Tour Live and the fact that they will show featured groups on the masters app for free is awesome. I pay for the same service for the rest of the tournaments so the fact that the masters doesn't charge anything is refreshing. Tiger is going to be in the featured group too so can't complain about anything.