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11/13/2018 - 3:01pm I think this is exactly…

I think this is exactly right. The Mason play, the DPJ play, and the 80-yard bust were all of the same type.

11/13/2018 - 2:33pm Harbaugh clearly having more…

Harbaugh clearly having more fun in his press conferences as the season goes on. Love the color on Don Brown's in-game adjustments, Tarik's injury, McKeon's ability to block even though he can't see the RB behind him, and much more. This was a good one.

11/13/2018 - 2:06pm And we'll likely see Higdon,…

And we'll likely see Higdon, Evans, and Wilson rotate snaps as they did against Rutgers.

11/13/2018 - 1:39pm Growing up in the 80s and…

Growing up in the 80s and 90s, ND was actually our #1 rival, OSU #2, and MSU #3. Because we beat OSU almost every year -- it wasn't really a rivalry game. ND, on the other hand, went back and forth every year with some epic clashes.

11/12/2018 - 2:23pm The OP forgot: Yale @…

The OP forgot: Yale @ Harvard at Fenway Park, noon, ESPNU.

11/12/2018 - 2:21pm The solution is simple: the…

The solution is simple: the B1G should learn from the SEC and do exactly the same thing.

11/12/2018 - 11:02am I believe that Brohm's $4…

I believe that Brohm's $4.4MM buyout goes down by $1MM if he leaves after Dec. 5. So I would expect movement after that.

11/12/2018 - 9:05am Nico Collins was asked…

Nico Collins was asked yesterday what he thought of the situation:

When asked if Black was frustrated with his play, Collins says it’s matter of Black getting his “groove” back.

“Not at all,” Collins said of Black. “Tarik is a great player. Coming from the injury, I feel he had to get his groove back a little bit. I feel like he’s there. He’s 100-percent. I feel like once he gets on the field he’s going to do what he’s going to do. And that’s make plays for us. We all keep each other heads up. It don’t matter, as long as we make plays. I’m happy for the next guy. He’s happy for him. This is a team sport. Just happy, Not holding a grudge against each other. Happy for him.”

11/11/2018 - 1:54pm I've been saying this for…

I've been saying this for weeks -- totally agree Comrade.

11/09/2018 - 4:23pm I wanna see Brandon Peters…

I wanna see Brandon Peters zone reads on 3rd and 2.

11/09/2018 - 2:05pm Thanks Comrade!

Thanks Comrade!

11/08/2018 - 5:40pm Hat tip to Joel Klatt.

Hat tip to Joel Klatt.

11/08/2018 - 4:27pm I'm kinda hoping they air it…

I'm kinda hoping they air it out and pull a Haskins-like 73 attempts against Rutgers. Let's see that passing game.

11/08/2018 - 2:30pm My in-laws live in New…

My in-laws live in New Jersey (Mercer County) and I always tell them that New Jersey is the Michigan of the East Coast.

11/07/2018 - 3:35pm You’re a few minutes late… You’re a few minutes late Comrade! But bang away.
11/07/2018 - 3:34pm Bang bang Comrades! Bang bang Comrades!
11/07/2018 - 8:02am Good stuff.

Good stuff. I liked the slow motion -- made it easier to follow the play.

11/07/2018 - 7:53am Echoing what others have…

Echoing what others have said -- the student-athlete workload is extremely demanding, mentally and physically. If you're not going to play, why practice, they think. Obviously, if you're not practicing, you're not getting better, but ultimately the mental break from the intensity can be attractive I'm sure.

11/06/2018 - 11:37pm So have I comrade.

So have I comrade. Except I also argued that a Bama loss to LSU would have put Michigan in ahead of them.

11/06/2018 - 8:42am Totally agree with this --…

Totally agree with this -- and that we have a lot to be thankful for to Gentry for making the switch to TE. And that's why I want him to be successful and get to the NFL at that position. To do that he will need to get better as a blocker. Rooting for him.

11/06/2018 - 6:45am I remember the year Desmond…

I remember the year Desmond won the Heisman (1991). He ran a punt back for a TD against OSU and did the famous Heisman pose in the end zone. Later that season, we played a soon to be MNC Washington team in the Rose Bowl, with one of the greatest DL performances I've ever seen from Steve Emtman. When Washington's star receiver, Bailey, scored a long TD to gain a 34-7 lead, he did the Heisman pose in the end zone to mock Howard, or rather to say "I'm just as good as you are." I didn't think anything of it at the time in terms of sportsmanship -- they were beating us, and they had earned the right to do that. 

11/05/2018 - 1:35pm Gentry's blocking is an…

Gentry's blocking is an issue. He is getting blown out by good DEs; held on the Tarik Black TD; responsible for the blocked FG. What to do about it at this juncture of the season?

11/05/2018 - 1:00pm hear hear Comrades!!!

hear hear Comrades!!!

11/04/2018 - 4:50pm Correct. Sean Scherer …

Correct. Sean Scherer (SpartanTailgate), Luke Stampini, Josh Newkirk, and Garrett Fishaw have CBs to Michigan, the rest have CBs to OSU. But the four most recent CBs are the ones to M.

11/04/2018 - 4:49pm Great news! Get better Ace.

Great news! Get better Ace.

11/04/2018 - 1:42pm How so? Can't Michigan just…

How so? Can't Michigan just delay of game again?

11/04/2018 - 1:28pm I feel exactly the same way…

I feel exactly the same way Comrade. Except that this year there's Alabama with Tua.

11/04/2018 - 11:15am Ha. Sounded like "We are…

Ha. Sounded like "We are Penn State" and that there were a lot of PSU fans in the building.  I guess not!

11/04/2018 - 11:04am Ah, good catch Comrade. But…

Ah, good catch Comrade. But hey, first team to do it in the regular season in 21 years!

11/03/2018 - 9:15pm Broken collarbones are a 6-8…

Broken collarbones are a 6-8 week injury.  He'll be back for next year no problem, and for bowl games should we need him. 

11/03/2018 - 9:08pm Shit.

Sucks for DCaf, given his contact courage. But we'll be fine.

11/03/2018 - 9:02pm Da Comrades! Ace great to…

Da Comrades! Ace great to see you back!

11/03/2018 - 3:27pm Yeah you have much more…

Yeah you have much more confidence in Nebraska's D than I do.

11/03/2018 - 3:20pm Interesting, BTW, that OSU…

Interesting, BTW, that OSU has not used a Tate Martell package in the red zone. Saving that for M perhaps.

11/03/2018 - 3:18pm Agh Nebraska should have…

Agh Nebraska should have gone for it at the goal line.

11/03/2018 - 2:39pm And Haskins doesn't even…

And Haskins doesn't even have an arachnoid cyst to blame.

11/03/2018 - 2:34pm Haskins is leaving for the…

Haskins is leaving for the NFL after this season. Will not risk injury if he doesn't have to. Hope he does the same in the Game.

11/03/2018 - 1:53pm Better that OSU loses. If…

Better that OSU loses. If they lose and we win, we're basically guaranteed a place in Indy.

11/03/2018 - 1:52pm Wow. OSU what a tire fire…

Wow. OSU what a tire fire. Crowd booing at halftime. Can't wait to run up the gut against these guys.

11/02/2018 - 6:45pm Milton was classified as a…

Milton was classified as a pro QB in high school, but he flashed plenty of running ability then (as well as in that Wisconsin game).

11/02/2018 - 6:44pm My hope is that starting in…

My hope is that starting in the 2021 class we'll move back to the more read-option types.  Between McCaffrey and Milton we have at least 3-4 years of guys who can execute the zone read, so a 2021 dual threat QB would be just in time.

11/02/2018 - 6:41pm I sincerely don't understand…

I sincerely don't understand all this love for the white pants. They're so generic. The maize pants are iconic. When Michigan wears them, you know you're watching Michigan in a millisecond.

11/02/2018 - 4:06pm Get a DVR, Comrade.

Get a DVR, Comrade.

11/02/2018 - 2:54pm Tradition > nostalgia for a…

Tradition > nostalgia for a brief window in the mid-1970s.

11/02/2018 - 2:38pm Best part of last year's PSU…

Best part of last year's PSU game was the maize road pants. Wish we did that all the time. So much better than the white road pants.

11/02/2018 - 2:34pm Hopefully JBB is 100% after…

Hopefully JBB is 100% after that MSU dirty play.

11/02/2018 - 1:57pm One question I have re…

One question I have re Harrison Bailey: if our offensive philosophy has switched to read-option dual-threat guys, why are we still recruiting a guy who is more of a traditional pocket passer? My assumption is that it's inertia -- recruiting is a multiyear process, and Bailey has been our guy.  But I hope we're not going to move away from the Patterson/McCaffrey/Milton mold.

11/01/2018 - 10:36pm This reminds me of when, in…

This reminds me of when, in the late 2000s clashes between the Red Wings and the Penguins/Blackhawks, Penguin/Blackhawk fanboy Eddie Olczyk used to constantly complain about the Wings' "subtle interference."

11/01/2018 - 2:33pm "if UM really wanted him in…

"if UM really wanted him in the class..." That's my point. Michigan didn't see how they could use a guy like Hamler in their offense. That's on M, not on the kid.

11/01/2018 - 11:13am The failure to aggressively…

The failure to aggressively recruit KJ Hamler, pride of Pontiac and Orchard Lake St. Mary's, is a head-scratcher, as Ace noted when Hamler dominated the 2016 Sound Mind Sound Body camp.

Camp settings are ideal for Hamler, whose quickness and precision make him nearly impossible to contain in unpadded one-on-ones. He was easily the quickest wideout going through the three-cone drill, and that agility and foot speed was apparent in his route-running. Defensive backs had trouble getting their hands on Hamler, who got separation on nearly every rep he took and caught everything he could get his hands on. His route-running is advanced for a high school prospect; combined with his athleticism, he's hard to slow down.

Hamler is undersized, to be sure. He makes up for much of that deficiency with his ball skills—he's got great timing and can go up and get it. That showed up as much on defense as it did on offense. Hamler took some reps at cornerback, and while he's not at technically sound there as he is at receiver, he stayed step-for-step with his marks and came away with a couple interceptions, including a spectacular leaping pick on his final rep. Hamler also showed a high level of competitiveness; he took more reps than anyone else as best I could tell, and on a couple occasions I noticed him drop to the turf to knock out a quick set of push-ups when he was waiting for his next rep.

There were a couple moments when Hamler's size hampered him. Still, from what I saw he was the best performer among the WR/DB group, and only Ambry Thomas came close to matching him. Even though Michigan took a number of quality slot-types in the 2016 class, I'll admit I'm disappointed they aren't pushing harder for Hamler. While he'd be an ideal fit in a spread, I think he could be successful in any offense.