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02/21/2018 - 8:41am So, to sum it up........

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02/21/2018 - 8:41am So, to sum it up........

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12/08/2017 - 1:24pm Nickle

I know there are 5 cents in a N-I-C-K-E-L, but there is no sense in a man who claims to be a lawyer and his work isn't worth a plug nickle.  

11/19/2017 - 9:10am Coaching errors

All this griping about coaching has been adequately proven to be misguided thinking by later posts in this thread, but here's my two cents: I don't know who I would want to even consider to replace Harbaugh and his staff as a whole.  Yes, Drevno should be on the hot seat, and perhaps less is more if you eliminate him from OC responsibilities and put him simply as OL coach.  Otherwise, this team is severely plagued by injuries and no senior leadership on the OL or QB.  I know this is so anti- 21st century college football, but this program and this staff need time to sort this out.  We'd be foolish to scrap it and repeat the past 10 years all over again.  Although, John Bacon would have more writing material......

11/19/2017 - 9:10am Coaching errors

All this griping about coaching has been adequately proven to be misguided thinking by later posts in this thread, but here's my two cents: I don't know who I would want to even consider to replace Harbaugh and his staff as a whole.  Yes, Drevno should be on the hot seat, and perhaps less is more if you eliminate him from OC responsibilities and put him simply as OL coach.  Otherwise, this team is severely plagued by injuries and no senior leadership on the OL or QB.  I know this is so anti- 21st century college football, but this program and this staff need time to sort this out.  We'd be foolish to scrap it and repeat the past 10 years all over again.  Although, John Bacon would have more writing material......

10/11/2017 - 6:16pm Hope MSU has a good video editor

Otherwise, the NCAA is going to get confused whether the tape is about Bush or  "captain" Brian Allen's constant cheap shots at Bush.   It was more than one time. 

10/10/2017 - 11:58am Turnovers make things look ugly

5 turnovers against MSU can make even Kate Upton look ugly ...... well, that might be a stretch, uh, maybe, it would depend on- ......anyway, I digress. 

Michigan rushed for over 100 yards, and Higdon looked like he could have done more.  Easy fix:  HIgdon gets more carries.    OKorn had 198 yards of passing.  These are not stellar numbers, but considering 5 drives got cut short with turnovers, they aren't ugly.  What was ugly was that he overlooked wide open options and wide open field in front of him in order to opt to  throw to harder targets.  Easy fix: OKorn keeps drives going with his feet.  

On the two drives where they fumbled, they looked like drives that were going to score points.  My take from these interviews is a team that knows their offense is not as bad as 5 turnovers made them look, and those 5 drives can get fixed and more points are there to be scored.  Go Blue!

09/19/2017 - 11:27am Let's look at the facts

Remember how disciplined and focused you were about doing a job perfectly under the pressure of a national fan base and media?  Me neither.  

09/19/2017 - 11:24am Let's look at the facts

Harbaugh and the coaching staff have a long track record of winning games they should and showing up prepared.  I don't like the offense in the red zone right now.  That is about the only gripe you can have about this team, and my money says Harbaugh and staff will fix it.  

03/27/2017 - 11:47pm Oh good

I thought we were going to get suckered into a 6'9" 250 pound workhorse who can defend, block shots, and rebound. 2017 will find us looking for a point guard and someone to get a stop and/or a rebound.

01/18/2017 - 8:03am Surely we've come to the point

in the modern era of sports where we realize that a team has to overcome poor officiating as well as overcoming the opponent.  The last thing this team needs is to be embraced by the "we got srewed by the refs" mentality.  Michigan was on their way to a surprisingly gritty win through good defense and hustle until Donnal let a FT rebound drop right in font of him which Wisconsin took, hit a three, and never looked back.   I've heard repeated comments about how Wagner and Wilson spent the summer at Michigan working out, but I've never heard any such comments about Donnal.  Judging from appearances, I wouldn't guess it either.  Nice kid.  Not doing much with what he has athletically.   Wagner and Wilson have to learn to avoid mental meltdowns that lead to poor shots and fouls. 

01/18/2017 - 8:01am Surely we've come to the point

in the modern era of sports where we realize that a team has to overcome poor officiating as well as overcoming the opponent.  The last thing this team needs is to be embraced by the "we got srewed by the refs" mentality.  Michigan was on their way to doing both through good defense and hustle until Donnal let a FT rebound drop right in font of him which Wisconsin took, hit a three, and never looked back.  I've heard repeated comments about how Wagner and Wilson spent the summer at Michigan working out, but I've never heard any such comments about Donnal.  Judging from appearances, I wouldn't guess it either.  Nice kid.  Not doing much with what he has athletically.   Wagner and Wilson have to learn to avoid mental meltdowns that lead to poor shots and fouls. 

01/15/2017 - 9:34am This is a lot of talking about what we don't know

 If you're Harbaugh, then you need to wring hands and get ahead of these things.  If somebody wants to send $10 mil my way, I'll split it with all of you and we can all wring hands together and worry about whether this is true or not. Since Webb has never stated a gut feeling for any of us to get $10 mil, how about we wait until Mr. Wheatley makes a statement or move.  At that point, we can declare the sky is falling.  Any more of this nonsense, and  I'll start sending your names to Coach Brown and tell him you shared his defensive schemes.   

 

12/04/2016 - 8:53am P.S.

I know it will never happen on a Beilein team, but would it be so wrong if we had one big man who just wanted to rebound, send your shot to the 5th row,  and kiss your girlfriend while he dunked on you?  

12/04/2016 - 8:53am P.S.

I know it will never happen on a Beilein team, but would it be so wrong if we had one big man who just wanted to rebound, send your shot to the 5th row,  and kiss your girlfriend while he dunked on you?  

12/04/2016 - 8:50am Tech vs. strength

From the video evidence, it appears that Donnal has the edge with technique, while Wagner has an edge in strength.  Donnal seemed to give too much ground in the second half.  Wagner just seems to go mentally blank sometimes.  Maybe if Donnal had stayed to bulk up with Wagner through the summer...... maybe if Teske does so next summer.....sad, I'm already in "next year" mode.   Overall, I'd say they are underachieving while exceeding expectations.  I'm not sure what I mean.  Still burned out from football. 

11/27/2016 - 11:23am Let's clear the air

Neither team was shining in this game.  Speight 3 TO's and  OSU with 1 pick and 3 special team gaffs.    

So, when that happens, you're left with officiating and the result shouldn't have surprised us.  In games with the 3 other contenders in the Big Ten (PSU, OSU, and Wis), opponent penalties were 2, 2, and 3 respectively, while ours were 7, 6, and 7 respectively.  We have the most dominate defensive line in college football, and it drew 0- count them- 0- holding penalties all season ( our defense drew 3 total- 1 declined).    Contrary to Blaha, UM definitely does not own the Big Ten, and it appears to be the red-headed stepchild to its officials. 

11/15/2016 - 7:27pm Missed tackles started coming when...

....the holding calls stopped. This has been called by so many sources the best D-line in America. Tell me the last time they were the beneficiaries of a holding call? I'm not denying we have a line backing deficiency that has been exposed against two good RBs (MSU and Iowa), but watch some tape and the lack of respect for this line by officials is just as glaring. Getting held lets more blocking get to the LB level, and to me, it's becoming more obvious.

09/08/2016 - 9:03am Michigan wins

UM wins 38-13

09/07/2016 - 11:55am Couldn't agree more

I couldn't agree more.  My first reaction while watching the game live was "this color commentary guy seems to really have something against Michigan" for all the reasons and evidence you mentioned.   After hearing Harbaugh's comments post-game, I went back to listen to the game again because I didn't remember anything that stuck out in my mind.  Cunningham makes multiple attempts to get to a Lewis discussion and it appears he really wants to make a statement.  Even after being cut off and more relevant topics surface- including the continuance of the game, he persists in getting back to the Lewis issue multiple times until he is able to make a comment about disciplinary issues.  The conversation regarding Lewis immediately dropped until Dr. Punch comes in with a comment verifying that Lewis is indeed injured.  Awkwardness ensues.  There is no further discussion about Lewis and no apology either, which I believe there should have been at that point.  You've accused a young man of violating team rules and now it has been shown to be otherwise.  You apologize unless your focus and goal is on being the first to break a news story even if it means false accusations. There, now you shouldn't feel so bad about your long post.  Go Blue!

04/20/2016 - 2:49pm Just Defense

That's all I want for Christmas (in November).  Just defense.  

08/12/2015 - 12:52pm Stats don't lie

The final line on Norfleet:  94 returns for 2,203 yards, becoming the program's all-time leading kickoff returner, and hauled in 15 passes for 111 yards last season- 0 touchdowns...... ever.    When you set the record for most return yards, that only means the other team kicked off to you- alot.  If he had been Michigan's all-time punt return leader (see Steve Breaston), then we might be looking at something different. 

 

08/12/2015 - 12:11pm All show and no go

On the personal side, I am wishing Norfleet all the best.  I hope his decisions will improve his education and future.  

On the football side, there just wasn't enough production by Norfleet to warrant a lot of weeping and wailing about his exit.  On top of that, if he was offered a chance to stay with the team (and I'm assuming earn his way back on), and he turned it down, then all I can say is best of luck to you Denny boy.  

09/18/2014 - 10:37am What's with all this whining?

So much whining.  When did so many State fans switch over to being Michigan fans?  Maybe we need to revisit the "The Team" speech: "if we think that way, all of us, everything that you do, you take into consideration what effect does it have on my Team? Because you can go into professional football, you can go anywhere you want to play after you leave here. You will never play (or cheer) for a Team again. You'll play (and root) for a contract (or wins or a high national ranking or bragging rights over your friends and co-workers). You'll play (or cheer) for this. You'll play (or root) for that. You'll play (and whine) for everything except the team, and think what a great thing it is to be a part of something that is, The Team.....We're gonna believe in each other, we're not gonna criticize each other, we're not gonna talk about each other, we're gonna encourage each other. And when we play (and be fans) as a team, when the old season is over, you and I know, it's gonna be Michigan again, Michigan."