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03/09/2019 - 7:04pm Actual tip time anyone? 

Actual tip time anyone? 

03/06/2019 - 11:49am Having a person make that…

Having a person make that much money at the expense of the players that are actually generating the revenue is the epitome of what people don't like about the NCAA.  And as the post pointed out the success of the BIG (revenue growth) isn't some great feather in his cap.  Anyone could have had similar success.  So it begs the question does it really merit that large of a salary?  Probably not.  People always getting paid exactly what they are worth is a bit of a myth in certain circumstances.  

03/06/2019 - 11:46am My thoughts exactly, even…

My thoughts exactly, even though that may not be the intent here, and the old man in me didnt want to come to that conclusion either...

 

03/06/2019 - 7:36am I have a pair of tickets for…

I have a pair of tickets for Saturday’s game in EL.  Anyone interested in trading for football tickets this fall email me!  [email protected]  

 

They aren't great seats but there’s the opportunity to walk down near the floor and watch UM cut down nets with a win! 

03/05/2019 - 12:18pm I am sure someone knows, but…

I am sure someone knows, but how does it work that he is playing on a pro team already, but still has NCAA eligibility?  Is it that he isn't getting paid yet?

02/18/2019 - 3:10pm I think 4-1 will get it done…

I think 4-1 will get it done for a share, maybe even outright, but we could easily go 5-0.  Michigan should be a heavy favorite at home now without Ward available for MSU.  @MINN, @MARY, and @MSU are going to be tough to go 3-0 but very possible.  

I think they get it either by going 5-0 but with the added possibility of getting it by going 4-1.  Michigan finishes 16-4 and wins BIG outright.  MSU and PUR both go 15-5.  The BIG regular season champion at 16-4 (especially if its Michigan with their out of conference resume) should get a 1 seed automatically.  

02/06/2019 - 7:02pm Pair of tickets for sale in…

Pair of tickets for sale in upper deck at East Lansing.  I’d go to see us cut the nets down but my wife accidentally bought these instead of tickets @UM and I’m too afraid to be there if we lose....

 

email [email protected] if interested.  

02/06/2019 - 10:08am Meanwhile in East Lansing…

Meanwhile in East Lansing.....

02/03/2019 - 10:19pm Anyone else notice old…

Anyone else notice old school football DOES still work! New England’s ability to get pressure as key on the defensive side.  But also the play of Julian Edelman, as a possession receiver.  It keeps the defense honest and opens up the run game.  Who is that guy for us?  Yea we have the vertical pass threats but we need that guy too. 

01/23/2019 - 9:26am For those who saw the post…

For those who saw the post game interview of Matthews after the game winner, am I crazy or did I detect some bitterness about hot having been given the ball on the last play to begin with?

12/10/2018 - 8:17pm There is however another…

There is however another level to this.  If you are an underdog but helping your team play above their expectations more often than you are the favorite in a close game that you were expected to win it could mean that a lower percentage is still indicative of the better coach.  

12/07/2018 - 8:28am I just laughed out lout at…

I just laughed out lout at work.  This would be a huge upvote! LLOL

12/05/2018 - 10:23pm I would have agreed with the…

I would have agreed with the take that since Beilein does more with less you could make an argument he is at or near the top.  However as many of you made clear in my post earlier “stats” prove who the best coaches are, where stats is really jjst a euphemism for wins and national titles.  So clearly JB isn’t even close to the best.....

 

 

12/05/2018 - 8:44pm Your comments here and the…

Your comments here and the one before it are the exact reason I made this post.  No one is disputing Urban has a better resume.  But all of the stats you cited are the product of a program not just a coach.  Coach is let if it but not all of it, that’s the point.  

Everyone thinks they are such a genius to say Nick Saban is the greatest coach, yea we’ll Nick was never going to have what he has at Alabama at MSU.  So all of the “stats” you are taking about couldn’t have captured that about Nick Saban unless you give it CONTEXT.  To you I’m sure that means excuses but it’s what separates people who can think from those who have asinine hot takes.  

Just answer the question then, what would the record be?  

12/05/2018 - 1:44pm oh great so the year we…

oh great so the year we finally beat OSU we will have to beat them a second time.   A new and unusual way for them to rip our hearts out, great. 

12/05/2018 - 10:54am Oh i get it you are trolling…

Oh i get it you are trolling me.....

Look, the question didn't have to be Urban-centric, but there IS a narrative that JH must not be teh coach he is cracked up to be, because 0-4.  

However my opinion and one that seems to be mostly shared is that even a coach of exaclty equal acumen to an elite coach would be 0-4 or 1-3 at best.  The hypothetical is relevant and speaks to the mob mentality, and myopic results only view people have on the program.  

 

12/05/2018 - 10:46am Totally agree. 

Totally agree. 

12/05/2018 - 10:23am Well I posted this and I can…

Well I posted this and I can tell you I haven't been watching the Urban coverage I really don't want to hear it.  

I simply look at this from the perspective of I don't think criticism of JH is warranted at this point.  I am starting to have reservations about some schematic things but more defensive than offensive.  Point is there are other variables than just coach.  So records cant be the lone factor in determining how our coach is doing.  Its very relevant, and I could have asked the same question without using Urban but I think it has more profound effect when people realize the exact same coach going against himself isn't necessarily going to be 2-2, in fact likely not.  

 

 

12/05/2018 - 10:18am Exactly right I think you…

Exactly right I think you can make a case for 1-3, but not much better than that.  And thats with a theoretically identical coach.  So when you think this way, you realize criticism, while fair to question is just too soon. 

12/03/2018 - 12:57pm Exactly right, we as fans…

Exactly right, we as fans want to go, they need to help us help them!

12/03/2018 - 12:55pm Well i didn't want to get…

Well i didn't want to get specific, but it was Valenti.  He always says Michigan fans don't care about the basketball team.  But thats not true.  It is true the stadium isn't full, but its myopic and ignorant to think its simply about how much the program is supported and followed by fans.  

12/03/2018 - 12:52pm That's a great question I…

That's a great question I usually prefer to have tickets in hand both for basketball and football so I don't know.  Good topic for ticket watch.  Do we have that for BBall?

12/03/2018 - 12:51pm That's actually a great idea…

That's actually a great idea!  Team up with the children's hospital, where all the season ticket holders that haven't sold them as of day of game 1 time per year or something give their tickets away.  

 

12/03/2018 - 12:48pm Only trolls in so much as…

Only trolls in so much as people are willing to support this team, but as outlined above if a season ticket holder doesn't sell not much the rest of the fan base can do about it.  

But yes strictly from the standpoint of how many people show up, that's accurate.  

11/24/2018 - 12:18am I think you are talking…

I think you are talking about him being in concussion protocol after Rutgers.  He subsequently played against Indiana.

11/20/2018 - 9:25pm I don’t know how but…

I don’t know how but downvote!!  Lol the mere thought exercise of this is excruciating....

11/20/2018 - 1:37pm This is encouraging but for…

This is encouraging but for as exciting as the basketball team has been so far, and as improved the outlook seems, it’s hard to get to into it with the football season hanging in the balance....

11/20/2018 - 12:16am 5-6 times is accurate for me…

5-6 times is accurate for me.  

8 on the scale even though I have tried to be less invested afterwll it’s just a game, and it’s slighlty naive to put so much into this.  

Most likely at home

it shouldn’t be but yes it’s make or break. Really all a coach can do is put you in a position to win, by building a program with players coaches culture etc.  but even if that’s done at a high level, our chances of winning this game are 60%.  That means that JH can do everything the same way and yet a certain amount of luck will control a narrative that is absolute, that’s ridiculous.  

Not sure I’d take 31.  I think we give up between 17-24.  24 to ND is still the highest total we have given.  

11/18/2018 - 12:13am All I have heard about…

All I have heard about Solomon’s injury is on this board, no mention of it here in the recap.  In fact Adam specifically says “two” players left and didn’t return.  

What do we know for sure about Solomon leaving?  What time in the game did he go out?  Was it mentioned in broadcast?  Has there been any mention of it in postgame interviews? 

11/13/2018 - 12:10pm anyone have the actual quote…

anyone have the actual quote from Karlaftis about Brohm and his commitment to Purdue?  I know it was something to the effect of the only way he would re consider his commitment is if Brohm left.   I would just like to see the quote so I can way over analyze and read into it!  Sounds fun right!?

11/13/2018 - 12:06pm This has been my favorite…

This has been my favorite segment this year.  When we are winning I actually want to read these!  

Thanks for the post!

11/09/2018 - 3:38pm Next years line will include…

Next years line will include Solomon too!  Or are we just talking about beyond the obvious?

11/09/2018 - 7:58am I remember this game well,…

I remember this game well, but by watching it on TV.  However your story telling here was very good, and along with the pictures paints a great story.  Thanks!

11/07/2018 - 2:53pm Great!  Been trying to get…

Great!  Been trying to get to 100 for years.  

10/27/2018 - 7:59pm Yea I mean not to sound like…

Yea I mean not to sound like a slappy, but I think we run away with this game.  

Mcsorley is depended upon to do way too much this year.  Hamilton, Gisicke, and Barkley were all elite talents at their positions.  All Mcsorley has to do was get it to them.  That’s not the case this year.  Miles sanders is a good player but Don Browns agressive style is perfect to stop the trace rungsme, miles rungame, and disrupt what little passing they have.  I think they are going to have a hard tome moving them ball.  

 

And on defense I don’t think they will be able to stop our run game.  Not after I saw what we did to MSU on the road.  With a bye week at home!?  Michigan - 42. PSU - 17

10/14/2018 - 10:54pm “Nebraska game 50/50” team…

“Nebraska game 50/50” team is closer to 8-4 than 9-3.  A little pessimistic but it unjustified at the time, but UMBIG11 time to recalibrate?  This team has majorly improved no? 

 

Aso the PSU Lisa to MSU more about MSU not being as bad or PSU not being as good?  I think mcsorley cant be the number one option for a team against a good defense....

10/10/2018 - 12:59pm Isles aren’t  between…

Isles aren’t  between sections theyre in the middle of them.   12 and 13 in that section should be on the left side of the aisle as you’re facing the field. 

 So if you use the SeatGeek map or any of the other maps that show where the aisle is relative to the section just know that you’re right to the left of the aisle. 

10/03/2018 - 3:01pm Its true that people,…

Its true that people, especially fans on this site, tend to be slappy, overly optimistic, whatever you want to call it.  Every year there are reasons for optimism, and even if there aren't they will find some.  UMBIG 11 and some of us more grounded fans may resent this and want to tell them that they should be more realistic.  This is true and a valid point.  

However just because someone predicts something all the time doesn't mean they wont accidentally be right.  Most of the time when we think about a prediction, we think of something based on in depth knowledge, or information others don't know.  You could say it wasn't a true prediction because they always predict it.  A broken clock is right twice a day.  

But even if we think some people are diluted in their hubris, it doesn't mean they wont be right.  Don't make the mistake of thinking a broken clock is never right. 

 

Believe it or not Michigan could go 2/2 on games that could go either way and be 10-2 or better......

10/03/2018 - 9:28am I agree with the "no thanks"…

I agree with the "no thanks".  I dont blame kids for transferring under certain circumstances.  I am not one of these people that thinks a kid should ALWAYS stick it out.  

GET OFF MY LAWN....etc

 

But in this particular case with the whole culture change happening there its at least a little concerning.  Plus he is not the prototypical receiver we are usually looking for.  And we already have a smaller guy coming in with Giles Jackson.  

09/26/2018 - 12:47pm Finally, we are at a spot…

Finally, we are at a spot with depth of QBs that we dont need this guy.  Even if Peters transfers this off season i would expect JH will stand pat with the guys he has.  Bright future for them. 

Weird that Kelley announces this mid season. 

09/22/2018 - 1:03am MSU is maybe 60/40 to win…

MSU is maybe 60/40 to win that game, at all, 6 points is a lot. 

 

09/15/2018 - 11:38pm I don’t think everyone on…

I don’t think everyone on here is smarter than the coaches.  If only they had all of you guys there to tell them they could throw on these guys.....

they were running even with the numbers  stacked against them because they know they need to be able to do that.  Also they don’t want to put all their passing offense on film.  Yes I know each game is most important, play to win the game al that.  When they had to they did go to the air and DPJ had three offensive touchdowns. Every one needs to lay off the play calling.  

 

 

08/26/2018 - 8:39am You would think before…

You would think before people post to this thread, especially if they have an important question to be answered, they would go back and read some of the 300 comments to see if it’s already been addressed.....

Gary is fine. 

08/17/2018 - 9:31pm Hasn’t it been well…

Hasn’t it been well documented that Chuck Filagia has moved inside to guard? None of the reports from players about the rotating group of tackles included Chuck.  

 

Saying that hes in the mix for OT loses him credibility to me....

08/14/2018 - 1:31am It actually sets up well for…

It actually sets up well for him to back up Shea.  See what the leadership he has evidently been lacking looks like and take over for his last two years of eligibility.  Then we would be on track with guys filling in behind, getting the chance to start in year 3,4,5 or whatever the case may be. 

08/13/2018 - 10:50pm In 2016 Dinardo was talking…

In 2016 Dinardo was talking about MSU having more talent than Michigan and us ‘closing The gap’...we sent umpteen guys to the draft and MSU went 3-9

 

yea he’s pretty much guessing....

 

08/13/2018 - 10:03pm Glen mason is a dick bag…

Glen mason is a dick bag...that is all

08/13/2018 - 9:22pm The BIG crew says it’s about…

The BIG crew says it’s about the Oline like it usually is.  I don’t disagree, and criticism on the O line in general is accurate.  However in he past it was more uniformly pass protection AND run blocking/ run plays for a loss. 

The run game part of the Oline was actually decent last year.  They point to the big games and not being able to run. Am i wrong for thinking that was more a function of teams knowing we couldn’t throw?  It’s amazig to me our rushing stats were as good as they were given how one dimensional we were....

 

thoughts?  

07/20/2018 - 12:31pm Even knowing UM will be more…

Even knowing UM will be more talented and at home, there was a time when I would be worried by that news.  Our defense is amazing and has been for a few years now, but FINALLY we also have a FAST defense.  Its a very good place to be.....

06/25/2018 - 11:36am I wondered the same thing. …

I wondered the same thing.  you have BIG teams obviously, OOC opponents for Michigan, but then Louisville?