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12/17/2018 - 6:42pm Did you create an account…

Did you create an account today just to make that asshole comment?  

12/17/2018 - 4:48pm These tweets remind me of…

These tweets remind me of the stuff parents say in our youth competitive soccer league when the kids get moved down a team or don't get much playing time.  And I'm one of those parents.

12/17/2018 - 3:28pm How cow are you insufferable…

How cow are you insufferable... the conclusions you reach and shit you spew are impressive.

12/13/2018 - 9:30pm Oh boy... the "He gone" bit…

Oh boy... the "He gone" bit.  I was wondering when someone would muster up the wit for that one.

12/06/2018 - 2:27pm I'd take that for my kids…

I'd take that for my kids any day over *actual* minecraft.

11/29/2018 - 12:31am He did come back his…

He did come back his sophomore year.  He was injured most of it.

11/28/2018 - 3:32pm I'm guessing you have a…

I'm guessing you have a Chicago accent.

11/28/2018 - 1:36pm Dan?

Dan?

11/27/2018 - 4:09pm Last five years prior to…

Last five years prior to 2015, huh?  That Florida number is interesting.

 

11/27/2018 - 2:58pm That deserves the banhammer.

That deserves the banhammer.

11/27/2018 - 2:56pm I like the preemptive…

I like the preemptive comeback against the inevitable trolls.  Nice touch OP.

11/27/2018 - 2:53pm Sterling Manley on bass,…

Sterling Manley on bass, Leaky Black on percussion, Seventh Woods on vibes.

11/27/2018 - 2:41pm Nailed it.

Nailed it.

11/27/2018 - 2:26pm That frigging brain cyst…

That frigging brain cyst story is the dumbest thing I've ever heard.  That guy simply refuses be held accountable for anything negative.  The simple truth is that this is an obsessive guy that - while a great coach - chooses professional success over just about any other competing priority.  Every one of us makes those trade-offs every day and we deal with the results.  But he has to spin the consequences of his choices in a way that makes him a VICTIM - it's a cyst that flares up under stress... it's a disease.  Give me a frigging break.  No, Urban, it's your conscious choices to blame.  Nothing else.  

11/27/2018 - 1:51pm I was angry about that at…

I was angry about that at the time as well with 20/20 hindsight.  But we often use 2nd and short as a "dealer's choice" type down.

11/27/2018 - 1:46pm Urban Meyer's halfway house…

Urban Meyer's halfway house for coaches.  Quite literally.

11/27/2018 - 1:04pm I can understand the…

I can understand the frustration, but I think you're suffering a bit from the outcome of the last game and ignoring all of the other data points from his tenure.  JH is pretty clever and innovative in terms of how he tweaks his brand of smash-mouth and pro concepts.

11/27/2018 - 12:51pm You stay out of this.

You stay out of this.

11/27/2018 - 12:48pm In theory, its due to the…

In theory, its due to the advantageous matchups.  And the scheme generally worked, Gentry just had a bad day. 

In addition, I'm not sure we mostly threw to TE... feels to me that the primary receivers were pretty balanced between WR's and TEs.

11/27/2018 - 12:40pm To a degree, yes.  Also, I'm…

To a degree, yes.  Also, I'm sure that the game plan called for the body blows, however ineffective, early in the game for the payoff in the second half.  It was a ball-control, grind-em-out game plan that did not anticipate a defensive collapse.  

11/27/2018 - 12:33pm 11 = 1 back and 1 tight end

11 = 1 back and 1 tight end

12 = 1 back 2 tight ends

11/27/2018 - 9:58am Meyer is tough to beat when…

Meyer is tough to beat when he has a good team and he's dialed in.  But somehow he's managed to drop at least one clunker a year (he almost had a few this year).  Great coach, but he obviously has some issues that impact his inconsistency.  Saban doesn't have those same issues, and so far, Harbaugh's teams seems to have a lower standard deviation from their mean.

Unfortunately, he's especially dialed-in against us, especially at home and as a dog.  We are always going to get 100% of his attention and 12 weeks of his preparation.  We will always have an uphill battle as long as he's there.  Fortunately for us, all of those traits that make him a great coach are eating away at him from the inside out.

 

11/26/2018 - 5:27pm You'd be getting more negs…

You'd be getting more negs if people could actually comprehend what the hell you just wrote.  Your troll game needs some work.

11/26/2018 - 5:18pm The fact that I'm reading…

The fact that I'm reading this in Plankton's voice makes it all the better.

11/26/2018 - 4:02pm And his profile picture is…

And his profile picture is sideways.  FAKE NEWS!

11/26/2018 - 3:17pm No worries.  You could hire…

No worries.  You could hire quite a few posters here that evidently know exactly what to do.

11/26/2018 - 3:02pm Just a thought, but perhaps…

Just a thought, but perhaps that was because he always drew double, even triple teams that allowed easier 1-on-1 matchups for his teammates.  

11/26/2018 - 2:52pm What does that even mean... …

What does that even mean... "he didn't deliver" ??  A single player can't deliver anything other than their own level of effort, preparation, and leadership.  By those standards, he delivered just fine.

 

11/26/2018 - 2:49pm Farewell to a great Michigan…

Farewell to a great Michigan Man.  He'll leave a huge huge void to fill and it will be sad to see his skill and leadership go.  I know it's in his best interest to never play another down, but man... it would be so nice to see him shine one last time in a bowl game that will still mean a lot for the program.  

The "sitting out of the bowl games" thing is understandable in an age where it makes financial sense.  But man, it really is a buzz kill for fans of the college game like me who view pro football as a mere pastime.

11/26/2018 - 2:25pm To be fair, that strategy…

To be fair, that strategy seemed to work well for Tressel and Dantonio.

11/26/2018 - 1:50pm Excellent, excellent post.  …

Excellent, excellent post.  "A ++" to use a Harbaughism.  Actual non-emotional analysis from someone who knows what they are talking about is the perfect antidote for my soul from the dipshit fit-throwers on this blog.  Well done.

11/26/2018 - 12:53pm True, but in 1995 we would…

True, but in 1995 we would have come into this game with 3 losses.

 

*meant as a reply to MGrowOld

11/26/2018 - 12:37pm There are certainly…

There are certainly questions, but IDK... 39 points should be enough for a W on the road.  Don Brown gets 80% of the fisking in my book.

11/26/2018 - 12:34pm Very good points.  Truth is,…

Very good points.  Truth is, assuming our bowl game goes well, this season will be, historically, one of the best in program history.  It's possible that OSU will go to the playoffs, making our only losses to top 4 teams.  No collapses to bad teams, which was a staple of Bo, Mo, and Lloyd.  The loss to OSU stings, but that team could have beaten Alabama last Saturday.

 

11/26/2018 - 12:25pm And OSU lost to a shitty…

And OSU lost to a shitty Purdue team and almost lost to Maryland... who beat Texas... who beat Oklahoma... 

whatever man, don't let me interfere with your negativity.

11/17/2018 - 3:49pm LOL... Maryland can't find…

LOL... Maryland can't find it's own ass, and they're still somehow in shootout with OSU.

 

11/09/2018 - 9:03pm I could ask his dad.  I’m…

I could ask his dad.  I’m standing about 20 feet from him right now.  Unfortunately he’s coaching a football game.

10/18/2018 - 5:57pm I'm getting a little too…

I'm getting a little too excited about the prospect of having DCaf another 3 years.

10/18/2018 - 2:35pm He's not the only one going…

He's not the only one going hard.

 

Sorry.

 

 

10/16/2018 - 12:42am Totally agree with this.  I…

Totally agree with this.  I really don't care how MSU looks on paper, how their injury report reads, or what their record is.  Dantonio is a disciple of Tressel and has taken his mentor's ability to win games he shouldn't to a new level.  He can level the playing field with a combination of cojones (fake field goals in OT, 60-yard bombs on 3rd and inches, etc), over-preparation (see: losing games he really shouldn't when he sacrifices focus on an opponent he underestimates), killing clock, QB draws, etc.  Lots of tricks that seem almost outside the unspoken rules of the game; guerrilla football, if you will.  While we can match the preparation, I'm not sure that many coaches can match his risk tolerance - and that gives him an advantage. 

I'm not ballsy enough to make any predictions.  This game always feels like a coin flip to me regardless of context.  If Brian tempts fate by predicting some crazy-ass UM blowout victory, I'm going be upset.

 

10/07/2018 - 2:07pm Well, nice to see the self…

Well, nice to see the self awareness.  I'd be lying if I didn't mutter some stuff to myself in the privacy of my living room.  But I think people are way too quick to hit the send button on some of that stuff like they're in a private chat room; not really thinking about the fact that kids/parents/recruits are reading this stuff.  You can bet your ass they're reading it and being influenced by it.

I'll reiterate again that I feel that game threads should be nuked at 0:00 on the game clock so that content like the OP collected is not persisted.  

 

 

10/07/2018 - 12:21pm Game threads really, really…

Game threads really, really should be nuked the second a game ends.  I really hope management considers this idea.  90% of game thread content is just embarrassing, win or lose.  So many cockroaches come out in those threads.  Even "regulars" are in their worst form.

09/30/2018 - 6:11pm We are getting MUCH better…

We are getting MUCH better at the read option.  It's moved beyond what felt like something practiced for only a few reps last year into something we're actually decent at.  I think this could provide a major wrinkle if teams are worried enough about a QB keep that they can't just crash the fullback.   Awesome development there.

09/18/2018 - 5:52pm This jibes with the sideline…

This jibes with the sideline reporter who claimed that the OL players were complaining about the over-aggressive play from SMU linebackers blowing up the blocking schemes.  Ed Warriner's response to the players was, paraphrased, "you need to learn how to deal with that." 

09/18/2018 - 4:47pm You and your big words...

You and your big words...

09/11/2018 - 2:06pm Perles forced Ludwig to…

Perles forced Ludwig to return the video, resign and sign a non-disclosure agreement, according to the lawsuit.

Wow.  Not only did Perles bury the charges, he buried the coach trying to defend her player.  What a dirtbag.

09/09/2018 - 12:11am uh.. they're not exactly…

uh.. they're not exactly tearing it up tonight.

09/05/2018 - 12:17pm Isn't it a fair assumption…

Isn't it a fair assumption that JH will perpetually be high on list of people to call when any NFL HC seat is warm?  Regardless of how you perceive his performance at UM, his NFL tenure speaks for itself.  And in a league full of mediocre retreads and teams desperate for immediate success, he is a golden god.  

 

You know, we can probably create a template for these posts so that you only need to fill in the team's name to make things easier.  Make it a sticky.

09/05/2018 - 12:56am Wow.  Good stuff.

Wow.  Good stuff.

09/05/2018 - 12:51am 13.  Mix it up with a little…

13.  Mix it up with a little *razzle dazzle* to keep 'em off balance.  

14.  Unless that doesn't work - why would you waste reps on that nonsense, duh?