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12/05/2018 - 4:44pm Makes sense if the CFP…

Makes sense if the CFP changes format to 6-8 teams where the champ is automatically in - but also may have gotten Michigan/Ohio State in over Oklahoma this year, due to the quality of the win.

12/03/2018 - 2:53pm Beat Nothwestern!

Beat Nothwestern!

12/02/2018 - 8:56pm Rocket science.

Rocket science.

12/02/2018 - 8:53pm Don't think that's true …

Don't think that's true (though I did hear the Peach Bowl chair didn't want UCF back for a second year in a row - can't confirm or deny), but even if it was true, I'm guessing Michigan, Florida AND LSU fans would all have preferred UCF-Florida in the Fiesta Bowl, and Michigan-LSU in the Peach Bowl.

12/02/2018 - 8:48pm If they really wanted the…

If they really wanted the best ratings, they should've had a clue what the fan bases thought.

12/02/2018 - 8:42pm Even if Michigan-LSU was…

Even if Michigan-LSU was Peach Bowl instead of Fiesta Bowl, the guess is that it would have generated MUCH more interest from the Michigan fan base than another Florida matchup.

12/02/2018 - 8:40pm The LSU tigerdroppings…

The LSU tigerdroppings website agrees.  You know, if you really want your  'New Year's Six' to maximize its potential, you might want to have some idea what your fans think...especially when it's so easy.

11/28/2018 - 12:45pm Likely Florida in the Peach…

Likely Florida in the Peach if all the favorites win this weekend...

"Three days ago, LSU was ranked higher than Florida and looked to be on its way to the Peach Bowl. That has now changed with the Gators pegged to play in Atlanta on Dec. 29 against an at-large opponent and the Tigers likely needing to travel out to Arizona for the Fiesta Bowl against the Knights."

http://www.onlygators.com/11/27/2018/bowl-projections-florida-gators-will-earn-new-years-six-bid-after-new-cfp-rankings/

11/26/2018 - 8:33pm Check that.  Could happen,…

Check that.  Could happen, because Georgia would likely make the CFP even with a loss, and Florida or LSU would jump Michigan because of the Sugar Bowl auto berth.  Still put the likelihood of all three upsets happening at less than 2-3%...

11/26/2018 - 12:50pm Michigan plays a (likely…

Michigan plays a (likely ranked) Penn State team in Happy Valley the week before Notre Dame.

11/26/2018 - 12:48pm Not ineligible.  Just can't…

Not ineligible.  Just can't go more than twice in a certain period of time - so far have been in each once.  Still don't see Michigan dropping out of an NY6 bowl.

11/25/2018 - 9:17pm Agree - hard to see it…

Agree - hard to see it happening even if Northwestern, Pitt and Texas all win - unless Michigan falls behind Florida or Penn State in the CFP rankings this week (which seems unlikely to me).  Michigan could move down to one of the last teams in the NY6 bowls if all three of the upsets happen, but I think would still be in the Fiesta or Peach Bowl.

11/25/2018 - 4:18pm Yes, but the guess is that…

Yes, but the guess is that Georgia at 11-2, even being blown out by Alabama, would then get in over 10-2 Michigan.

11/25/2018 - 4:06pm Nope.  Texas, WVU or Iowa St…

Nope.  Texas, WVU or Iowa St. would then go to the Sugar Bowl.

11/25/2018 - 4:05pm A major bowl win would take…

A major bowl win would take a little bit of the sting out of yesterday, when we look at the season in retrospect - hope Michigan will be motivated and have a good game plan.

11/25/2018 - 4:00pm Agree.  Would rather play…

Agree.  Would rather play someone else. 

Washington State would be interesting (to see if Michigan could adapt) if that one happened, because the are the only team in the country with more passing yards than Ohio State (though they have the second fewest rushing yards in the nation).  WSU also has a decent defense.

UCF also has a top offense.  Washington, Utah and Florida are a little better than mid-tier offenses with pretty good defenses.

11/12/2018 - 10:56am Rudimentary, but here's the…

Rudimentary, but here's the graph per season:

Book5.jpg

 

11/11/2018 - 1:26pm Eh - mods please delete. …

Eh - mods please delete.  Already off the board on the main page.

08/21/2018 - 3:25pm It should be full now.

It should be full now.

03/29/2018 - 5:09pm 7 Home Games Per Year

A.D. Manuel has said he wants seven home games a year.  Because of 5 away B1G games in 2021, there are three home slots needed in the Non-Conference portion of the schedule (Washington is already one of those three).

03/11/2018 - 9:12pm Full Schedule

Full first round tv schedule now up at:

https://www.ncaa.com/interactive-bracket/basketball-men/d1

Hey - could be worse - Florida has to play at 9:57pm... :)

 

03/09/2018 - 9:56pm Just don't put Michigan at a disadvantage

I've seen some brackets this week that included having Michigan in Nashville along with Kentucky or in Dallas along with Arkansas.  That seems like the opposite of a higher seed advantage...

01/13/2018 - 6:52pm Beat Maryland!

Great win, and like the move up on the Kenpom board, but Michigan has a quick turnaround game Monday night at home against Maryland.  Maryland has won 5 of the last 6 in the series.

12/22/2017 - 9:56am Called Bo's first Rose Bowl Win

1981...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7fG9SKjIjY

 

12/07/2017 - 7:10pm Certainly Possible

White I agree with the poster who said that NFL first rounders are a small percentage of the total number of players, postseason games still have an impact on a program's prestige, and those are the guys who can be absolute game changers.

12/03/2017 - 3:43pm Also official...

...on Official site:

 

http://www.outbackbowl.com/

 

10/24/2017 - 1:19pm One of the reasons...

I think one of the reasons for the disappointment, in spite of the loss of players, etc... is Coach Harbaugh's track records in year three at previous locales:

 

2006 San Diego, repeats the previous year's 11-1 record, goes undefeated in conference

 

2009 Stanford, win total increases by (from 5 to 8), and increases by 2 in conference

 

2012 San Francisco, win total increases by 0.5, from 11-4-1 to 12-4.

 

If Michigan wins less than 10 games this year, it will be his first decline in year 3 of a program.

 

I'm not saying that should necessarily have been the expectation with the number of starters lost, I'm just sayin' (also, I think Michigan fans might have been a little more understanding, if it hadn't been the OL - the raw wound that fans may have most wanted to go away - that was the biggest disappointment).

10/23/2017 - 12:56pm Silver Lining

Hang in there!  Because there's this:

In 2019, we play Notre Dame on October 26th.  Given that Penn State-Ohio State is an *afternoon* kick this weekend (the final weekend in October), presumably because of the World Series, we may have at chance to at least get *that* 2019 game played during the day...

 

10/22/2017 - 8:17pm Not the Holiday Bowl

Stats like these make me want to root for a daytime bowl game...

10/19/2017 - 6:18pm Interesting

He was the guy I initially thought of - but I have also heard thought that the Tigers should go with someone who is more into today's analytics, whereas Ron Gardenhire might be thought of as more 'old school'.

 

10/19/2017 - 6:18pm Interesting

He was the guy I initially thought of - but I have also heard thought that the Tigers should go with someone who is more into today's analytics, whereas Ron Gardenhire might be thought of as more 'old school'.

 

09/15/2017 - 4:51pm Ann Arbor Torch and Pitchfork...

...nice... :)

09/12/2017 - 6:10pm Six Road Games

Even cancelling Washington would still result in at least six road games in 2021, unless VT was amenable to a swap.  I know the new AD wanted 7 home games minimum per year.

(P.S. I said 7 straight years of Wisconsin in a prior post; that should say 6)

09/12/2017 - 3:21pm Wisconsin?!!!?

Michigan plays Western Division WIsconsin again both years?!  That'll be SEVEN years in a row!  How is that balanced?

Also was really hoping the MSU/OSU imbalance would have been fixed.

09/08/2017 - 2:10pm Go Army and Vanderbilt!?

Number 3 and Number 7.  Wow.

09/01/2017 - 1:54pm Do we know whether the dome will be open or closed?

Not supposed to rain, but have to think the heat will be more to Florida's advantage if the roof is open.

07/17/2017 - 3:35pm Well

Mich St and Wisc road only hurts.  Rugers home only hurts.  Indiana home only is nice.

07/17/2017 - 3:32pm A couple observations

Riverside being on the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend is interesting.  Michigan did go with the standard 13 game Non-Conf schedule (there was some speculation it might only be 12).

If my math is correct, even with the two B10 conference games in early December (i.e. on Dec 2nd and 6th), in order to play the other 16 conf. games before the early BTT tournament, Michigan will have *no* mini-bye's in their Jan-Feb schedule.  2 games per week over 8 weeks.  It will be interesting to see if they can avoid games with only a one day break (i.e. a Sun-Tue, or Thu-Sat pairing), as Michigan has avoided those well recently.

 

07/17/2017 - 3:17pm New Tournament criteria

Based only on LAST YEAR's RPI's, and the new column criteria by the selection committee (see: http://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/ncaa-tournament-commit…), here is how Michigan's Non-Conference schedule shapes up:

Column 1 opponents: 2 (UCLA, NC)

Column 2 opponents: 0

Column 3 opponents: 1 (Texas)

Column 4 opponents: 7 (everyone else, other than MAUI invitational opponents)

TBD: Maui Invitational Opponents (Column 1 - Notre Dame, VCU; Wichita St.; Column 2 - Marquette, California; Column 3 - LSU; Non D-1 - Chaminade)

Of course, the Big Ten Schedule will help tilt that more toward the top.

 

 

07/01/2017 - 9:46pm Mostly Positive for Wings

Most of what I'm reading projects Daley as a good move, though I'm not seeing a lot of love for Witkowski.

I'm pretty ok with it overall.  The Wings didn't go overboard with the Daley contract, and Witkowski is not costing them a lot of money, whether he works out or not.  Sounds like also left room to sign Tatar, Athanasiou, and Ouellet.  

Can't complain - I'm most happy the moves aren't a long term burden for the team, while potentially providing some short term benefit.

06/20/2017 - 3:59pm Ok

Glad it wasn't Donlon or Washington.  Be nice to have some continuity this year.

Meyer was with Michigan quite a while though...

06/14/2017 - 2:25pm And what are the athletes giving in return?

Like, not being able to skip a bowl game perhaps?

06/09/2017 - 3:21pm k

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06/02/2017 - 2:24pm NFL

...with players skipping bowl games now, I wouldn't mind seeing draft and follow extended to the NFL too...

05/31/2017 - 5:29pm Yay - day games

More please!

05/16/2017 - 10:49am Sounds like a winner!

1983 and 1985 (non-ABC) were both at home, and both winners.  Let's make it 3 in a row!

05/15/2017 - 4:05pm Good argument

That is definitely a negative...

05/11/2017 - 12:41pm If he already has a taker

This would make sense if he already has a team that wants to take him, and he wants to go to.  But then why not hire an agent?

05/09/2017 - 5:00pm SEC can't have supported this

The SEC can't have supported Dec 20-22; after all, it's during high school students winter break.

05/08/2017 - 12:48am Um, none of those schools

Um, none of those three schools have ever been in a Power 5 conference...

(If you include Notre Dame as a "Power 5" team, and if I'm counting right, there are 65 teams that would currently qualify as Power 5.  I find it hard to argue when you say none would want to leave - I wish I had a good plan for 65 teams.  65 is divisble by 13, but that doesn't help much either...5 conferences, 13 teams, but what then?  That still seems like too many teams without splitting it further.)

Regardless, I'd still love to see a workable system (mine may need tweaking, but I'd love to hear other suggestions) with a 16 team playoff that started on Thanksgiving weekend. And that athletes may now follow what McCaffrey and Fournette did this past season, and not help their teams in bowl games, is very frustrating from a fan standpoint - plus it doesn't help the bowl system much.