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01/15/2019 - 9:34pm His recruiting was abysmal,…

His recruiting was abysmal, but his coaching sucked as well.

Most of us didn't just dump on him at the end-we realized the line sucked and wasn't improving well before that.  Good revisionist history.

01/15/2019 - 9:08pm There was talk some years…

There was talk some years back about the '89 national champs playing the Fab Five in a charity game. I wish that had happened.

01/15/2019 - 7:48am Because all the teams that…

Because all the teams that throw it a lot/have creative offenses have elite offensive lines.

Oh wait--almost none of them do.

01/14/2019 - 9:53pm My biggest peeve is when a…

My biggest peeve is when a team runs a reverse and the announcer stupidly calls it a "double reverse". You almost never see a double reverse.

I can see a random fan not knowing the difference, but it kills me when a professional commentator doesn't

01/13/2019 - 10:41pm Any reason JU couldn't "get…

Any reason JH couldn't "get it" before going 0-4 vs TUOS?

 

01/13/2019 - 7:25pm How did that "run over you"…

How did that "run over you" thing work in the bowl game?

Wait a minute...

01/13/2019 - 4:58pm No more Clappy.

Will he…

No more Clappy.

Will he send concussed D linemen out to play? 

No thanks.

01/13/2019 - 10:57am Someone who can generate a…

Someone who can generate a pass rush in big games. 

So not Mattison...

01/13/2019 - 10:54am I see Clappy has lost some…

I see Clappy has lost some weight.

01/12/2019 - 8:09pm What about body blows?

Or…

What about body blows?

Or my absolute favorite excuse from the RR era-the defense sucks because the offense "scores too fast". 

01/11/2019 - 9:04pm If they bring Clappy back in…

If they bring Clappy back in any capacity, I'm out.

01/10/2019 - 8:35pm Not only can all 3 not be on…

Not only can all 3 not be on the field at the same time, but whoever is on the field has to come out after 3-4 plays because tight ends.

01/10/2019 - 8:12pm Funk was such an ass O line…

Funk was such an ass O line coach that he almost makes Drevno seem competent in comparison. Almost.

The line never blocked anyone while this clown coached them, and they never got any better year after year.

Why Clappy chose to go down in flames with this guy rather than replacing him just astounds me. Did he have blackmail on Hoke?

 

 

 

 

 

 

01/10/2019 - 8:02pm After '97, the luster came…

After '97, the luster came off Hermann pretty quickly.

His last yr (or second to last?) as DC, we had 5 or 6 games with a lead and getting a stop on defense wins us the game. The other team drove down and scored to take the lead or tie every single time. He needed to go.

01/09/2019 - 8:28pm Is the guy on the left Pete…

Is the guy on the left Pete Finebaum?

01/09/2019 - 8:24pm You think our passing…

You think our passing offense doesn't scare anyone now?

Not sure I want to see it run by Denard Lite.

01/09/2019 - 7:18pm I believe he was DC for the…

I believe he was DC for the worst defense in program history at Oregon, so there's that.  I think they were about 110th overall.

Offenses like ours were routinely dropping 40 or 50 on them.

No thanks to more Clappy.

01/08/2019 - 11:44pm Maybe he can play Wildcat QB…

Maybe he can play Wildcat QB like Peppers and keep it every single time (like Peppers).

The creativity of this staff is next level.

 

01/08/2019 - 11:38pm And for some reason they…

And for some reason they weren't ALREADY getting our best effort? Despite them winning about 80 in a row, for some reason everyone wasn't 100% focused on them?

That can't be true. If it is, time for JH to move on.

01/08/2019 - 11:04pm So you're saying the passing…

So you're saying the passing game would be about the same?

01/08/2019 - 7:27pm Mostly because he almost got…

Mostly because he almost got Shane Morris seriously injured sending him in when he almost couldn't stand up by himself. So actually, pretty well placed disgust.

And then when the idiot got fired, the infamous "it takes 6 years to build a program " excuse.  No, Clappy, it doesn't. You just suck as a coach.

01/08/2019 - 7:53am 100% agreed.

Will he send…

100% agreed.

Will he send more kids out to play with concussions?

Will it take 6 years to build a D line?

If Clappy comes back, I'm out.

01/07/2019 - 11:10pm We're not even playing the…

We're not even playing the same sport as Clemson.

Freshman WR making plays? How is that possible? I thought frosh WRs had to be useless, then maybe you could ascend to serviceable by your 2nd or 3rd year. Good coaching and an actual offense seem to really make a difference.

And a FRESHMAN QB making plays? Shea was only in his 1st year in the system is all we hear on this board. Just wait until he's in year 2, then we'll have a QB!

 

01/07/2019 - 10:38pm If you're going to hang your…

If you're going to hang your hat on Pony holding them to 55, I don't even know what to say.

01/06/2019 - 2:07pm So any good (non-1st year)…

So any good (non-1st year) QB can light up OTP Brown? That's comforting.

On the flip side, Shea will now be lighting up top ten Ds since he'll be in his second year? Looking forward to seeing that.

Or more excuses after next year.

01/06/2019 - 1:51pm Haskins managed to carve up…

Haskins managed to carve up Pony's defense in 2017, his first yr on the field.

But good excuse, though.

01/06/2019 - 7:10am And he would've had about 6…

And he would've had about 6 catches total on the season in the receiver-oriented UM offense.

01/05/2019 - 11:43pm I can only hope if you have…

I can only hope if you have his name on your jersey it's spelled correctly.

01/05/2019 - 11:30pm Anthony Carter. The single…

Anthony Carter. The single biggest reason I am a Michigan fan.

"Throw it to me, Johnny. I'll be open..."

01/05/2019 - 1:28pm I would add

E. Block a…

I would add

E. Block a defense with a pulse.

01/05/2019 - 1:18pm I would assume anyone not…

I would assume anyone not agreeing with the inept Drevno should be promoted, if anything. Awful O line coach, and in completely over his head as an OC.

Also couldn't close to save his life as a recruiter.

01/04/2019 - 10:48pm I read that when she was…

I read that when she was pregnant (with Sean, I assume) she actually had them rig up a hospital-type bed in the studio control room, then would critique them after each take and offer pointers.  I'm sure Paul, George, and Ringo were all thinking WTF?

That was the beginning of the end.

01/03/2019 - 10:30pm Anyone remember the SI story…

Anyone remember the SI story about Manute trying to dunk for the first time and actually knocking out his front teeth on the rim?

That hurts to think about.

01/03/2019 - 10:24pm Having lived through both…

Having lived through both the Rich Rocket Scientist and Clappy "It takes 6 years to build a program" regimes, I need to see a really good O line before I believe it.

I hope you're right.

01/03/2019 - 8:59pm He saw the TUOS game, and is…

He saw the TUOS game, and is likely giddy with anticipation.

And you thought they didn't play defense in the Big 12...

01/03/2019 - 8:32pm Drevno was a disaster as OL…

Drevno was a disaster as OL coach. Line never showed any improvement under him, and it was past time to show him the door.

Similarly, Funk was an atrocious OL coach, and Clappy stuck with him until the end. We didn't block anyone for 4 years, you would think getting that fixed would come before being loyal to an inept position coach.

01/02/2019 - 11:47pm 100% agree. When I was a kid…

100% agree. When I was a kid, I cut out a Chicago Tribune article about AC-headline was "Most exciting player in college".

01/02/2019 - 11:42pm Props for the use of the…

Props for the use of the word "portly". 😃

01/02/2019 - 11:37pm Anthony Carter bringing in…

Anthony Carter bringing in the play against Indiana. As they break the huddle, AC (the shy kid who never said a word, according to Wangler) says, "Throw it to me, Johnny.  I'll be open..."

Anthony Carter is the single biggest reason I bleed maize and blue.

01/01/2019 - 11:04pm Remember when they would put…

Remember when they would put Peppers in at wildcat QB and all he ever did was keep it? Everyone kept saying wait until the TUOS game, he will throw it, or there will be reverses/other wrinkles.

And all he ever did was keep it.

01/01/2019 - 10:50pm Good call. Maybe Sandusky…

Good call. Maybe Sandusky can get on a work release program where he can work the game Saturday, then goes back into protective custody Sat night.

Joe knew...

01/01/2019 - 10:45pm Other than the questionable…

Other than the questionable hands, below average blocking, and lack of physicality, he'll be a fine NFL tight end.

Or out of the league in 2 seasons. Good luck.

01/01/2019 - 2:22pm The old "right resources"…

The old "right resources" trick. JH is one of the highest paid coaches around, but Mullen taking over someone's leftovers had more resources.

Please tell me you're only pretending to be this slow.

01/01/2019 - 1:17pm Never been banned, thanks…

Never been banned, thanks for asking.

What part of giving up 62 to your biggest rival do you not get? Math is hard...

Love the irony of you calling anyone an idiot.

BTW, you're still talking with your mouth full.

Thanks for playing.

01/01/2019 - 11:25am Mattison was fairly awful as…

Mattison was fairly awful as a DC. Allowed 42 to TUOS in back to back years, and one of them he held them to 400 yards rushing. There was also the infamous 26 sec TD drive in the Penn St game (while facing a freshman QB).  

I know everyone loves Mattison as D line coach, but DC isn't his strong suit.  Might as well stick with Pony, at least he can snuff bad teams.

01/01/2019 - 10:23am Nobody knows better than…

Nobody knows better than Pony. Only allowed the most points ever vs TUOS. Only allowed 103 in our last 2.

Build him a statue already. And get Pony's dick out of your mouth-it makes you hard to understand.

12/31/2018 - 10:37pm Another thing-for all the…

Another thing-for all the bluster about pressure, negative plays, and "solving problems with aggression", Pony's defense sure doesn't seem to create as many turnovers/game changing plays as might be expected.  Taking an INT to the house against SMU is great, could we maybe do that vs TUOS a couple times per decade?

12/31/2018 - 6:43pm But will Manball JH allow…

But will Manball JH allow himself to do better?

Gotta have those inside runs into stacked boxes or you're playing powder puff football.

12/31/2018 - 5:02pm Clappy told us it takes 6…

Clappy told us it takes 6 years to build a program.  Of course, if he'd been fired after 6 years (God forbid), it would've been 8 years, I imagine.

Did Mullen not get the memo?

12/31/2018 - 4:53pm Don OTP Brown really has…

Don OTP Brown really has been exposed. I guess holding Florida to only 41 was an improvement on the TUOS debacle. Solved a lot of problems with aggression, for sure.

Particularly galling was the turtle-like Franks taking it in from 20 yards out with ease. The guy looks like about a 5.2 forty...