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12/08/2018 - 2:02pm why is it so difficult for…

why is it so difficult for these networks to find guys to call games that are actually good at their job?

12/05/2018 - 3:34pm Obviously I see Matthews…

Obviously I see Matthews going, but I just don't see where he has sustained success in the NBA. He is so limited on offense, which is unfortunate given his athleticism. The reality is he can't knock down an outside shot with consistency and his ball handling is less than stellar. Unless he can really lock down the 1-4 at the NBA level, and to this point we have no real reason to believe that he can do that, I don't see a future for him long term there. Hope I am wrong. 

12/04/2018 - 8:10am Forgive me because I can’t…

Forgive me because I can’t remember the article written, but I believe something was posted here a few months ago that Ohio State recruits were promised urban wasn’t going anywhere. I can’t imagine that will help them in this class alone. 

12/03/2018 - 4:09pm I thought about posting…

I thought about posting something similar to this, however, I did not want to take a lot of time defending my point so I will give you the short version here. 

My thought is to remove the playoff system as it is and the CFP rankings and the dumb show that comes with it.

The CFP has ruined college football in a lot of ways, because bowl games, even the top tier games have become obsolete. I would be in favor of going back to a regular poll, so that the bowl games that are more important match ups will still be important, ie. Cotton bowl, Rose Bowl, Fiesta, Sugar etc. After all of the bowls have been wrapped up, the polls select a consensus top 2 that would play for the national title. This year, in the current format, the Rose Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, and Peach bowl are after thoughts.  

In my scenario, you would remove the conference championship game and take the regular season champion for those tie in bowl bids. I think that eliminating the CFP would keep the elite bowl games special and would possibly encourage guys going to the NFL to play. For example, let's say Bosa was still healthy, he probably sits out the Rose Bowl, but if they still had a chance to be selected as the top 2 after the bowl games are played, it is possible he would play (I am all for players choice to sit out by the way). This would turn the new years six into pseudo semifinal games. Obviously teams like Florida, Michigan, LSU all would be unlikely to be selected in the top 2 in a season like this, but some of the other fringe teams could still play for something other than pride.

This could also fix your situation of a team like Notre Dame who has been scrutinized for their schedule this year and doesn't really seem to be a team that anyone thinks can actually win a national championship. This would allow voters and the rest of the country an opportunity to see them play a big time game against a big time opponent.

11/25/2018 - 8:13am That is literally what…

That is literally what scheming is in college football.... you design plays to get the matchup you want. When they wanted a deep shot they isolated Watson on the outside. When they wanted to hit the running back they would run a rub route and force the linebacker inside to create separation for the wheel route and at that point Michigan’s linebackers couldn’t keep up. It was absolutely scheme. 

Even if Michigan wanted to run a zone, they can’t. They aren’t coached to do so, so when they do (and they did some yesterday) they look lost. Don brown needs to evolve some or Daxton Hill needs to be a complete game changer that can do anything on Defense. 

11/14/2018 - 7:19pm Love being wrong about this…

Love being wrong about this game so far. Keep it up in the second half boys. 

11/14/2018 - 4:22pm I think there are three…

I think there are three major factors in this:

1. This was touched on by Beilein, but these teams are completely different teams than last year.

2. Game is on FS1 so we don't see constant advertisements for it.

3. The reality is, sadly I don't think most of us believe that Michigan has a real shot in this game. I would imagine this could be different by the end of the year because of Beilein's ability to coach the guys up, but from the shooting we have seen thus far, it could get ugly tonight, so it is hard to get really excited. 

That said, I will be watching the game tonight as I am one of the people who watches basketball religiously as well as football.

Go Blue!

10/31/2018 - 11:39am Unfortunately, I think you…

Unfortunately, I think you underestimate the amount of people that would genuinely take joy out of a situation like that. When things like this happen, most of the comments on social media or boards like this are from the lowest of a fan base that want to be the funny guy or truly have so much hate that they can’t separate football and real life. 

When I saw the story I have to admit I was a little skeptical and even thought to myself that the timing does seem convenient given the way everything is playing out. I do not wish any ill will on urban Meyer and find no joy in his pain. 

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.