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11/11/2018 - 9:28am For a little perspective,…

For a little perspective, Oklahoma gave up 501 passing yards yesterday. In one game.

11/04/2018 - 2:55pm The one thing they don't…

The one thing they don't have this year is a running QB.  I don't think people quite realize just what a huge advantage that's been for them for a long, long time.

11/04/2018 - 2:52pm Can we please stop being…

Can we please stop being obsessed with the idea of "slot" receivers?  They're just receivers.  They do nothing in our offense that other receivers don't do.   I hope this guy turns out to be a productive player, but we've failed to effectively use guys with his purported skill set pretty much without exception.  So let's just make him a "receiver" and leave it at that.

11/03/2018 - 11:09pm LSU is horribly overrated at…

LSU is horribly overrated at #3. They have nothing.  They are a classic example of why there should be no polls until October.  Their ranking got a huge boost from beating Auburn and Miami early (when they were both still top 10 teams), before it became obvious that neither of them was that good.  

Fortunately, they are out of the playoff picture for good.

11/02/2018 - 12:49pm Penn State has some players,…

Penn State has some players, but they just don’t pass the eyeball test as a strong team and a stern test for us. I think we lay a bad day on McSorely and win by at least a couple TDs.

11/01/2018 - 7:09am So who exactly does Klatt…

So who exactly does Klatt think the committee included in the top tier that is horribly undeserving?  The committee is never going to satisfy everyone, but they are trying to differentiate teams based on very scanty information, the most obvious deficiency being that many of the teams being considered either won't play each other at all.  Even if you expand the playoff, there will always, always be gripes about the last teams in and the first teams out.  

10/29/2018 - 4:31pm We were in so much trouble…

We were in so much trouble that we won the Big Ten tournament and went to the NC game.  If Simpson puts us in that kind of “trouble”, I’ll have some more, please.

10/29/2018 - 10:32am What he most needs to do is…

What he most needs to do is improve his free throw shooting. Big disadvantage at the end of close games to have your primary ballhandler such a liability at the line. A bump up on 3 point shooting would be nice, too. Even if he’s only hitting 33-35%, that’s enough that defenses need to pay attention to him.

10/28/2018 - 7:06pm Have to think that line will…

Have to think that line will see an adjustment in the real world of betting, but on the field, Penn State does not pass the eyeball test for a strong team.  I will not be surprised if we beat them by quite a bit more.

10/27/2018 - 9:51am Question 1- Hard to say, but…

Question 1- Hard to say, but definitely not Sanders. Probably Aikman, but any of those other guys are at positions I would also spend a high #1 pick on. 

Question 2-Obviously not Mandarich (sorry Packers). Maybe still Aikman, and in 1989 maybe Sanders. Today, definitely not Sanders.  The NFL is just too pass-oriented any more. You don't need a great running back to be succcessful in the NFL these days, and using a high pick on one is overspending, even for a generational talent. 

10/27/2018 - 9:42am Or put it a little…

Or put it a little differently...and more hypothetically...suppose you're an NFL GM, and you can either draft a guy you know will have the career of a Barry Sanders, or a guy you know will have the career of a Tom Brady. Which do you take?

 

You take the QB in a heartbeat,100 times out of 100.

10/24/2018 - 3:16pm Still a little skeptical…

Still a little skeptical about whether Gary will ever be back. If this were just an ordinary injury hiatus, with a reasonably likely duration, why have the coaches been so cagey about his status?

10/21/2018 - 9:33am The committee won't give any…

The committee won't give any consideration to how our defense is ranked.  They are looking at game results, not stats.  And our schedule may turn out not to be as tough as it looked when the season started.  Certainly neither Wisconsin or MSU are as good as expected, and probably not Penn State either (not after we take them behind the woodshed in two weeks).  That's one of the main reasons why they don't release rankings until the end of October, when they have a better idea how good teams really are.

10/21/2018 - 8:21am No need to report that…

No need to report that beating, Urban..the whole country saw it

10/20/2018 - 9:33pm I have the feeling we won't…

I have the feeling we won't see Gary in a Michigan uniform again. His injury will still take a long time to truly heal, and he's not going to risk his draft status just to play 1 or 2 games.

10/19/2018 - 9:15pm Well, we'll know by about 3…

Well, we'll know by about 3 PM, won't we?

10/18/2018 - 2:03pm They made plays on that last…

They made plays on that last drive. Throwing and catching. Penn State didn’t. Penn State made mistakes. Everything that happened on that last drive was controllable by one team or the other. That’s not “luck”. 

UTL I- Robinson to Gallon. Was that “luck”?

10/18/2018 - 1:46pm No, they didn’t get “lucky”…

No, they didn’t get “lucky”. They did a better job making plays that mattered than Penn State. The fact that something is less likely than average does not mean it’s “lucky” when it happens. 

10/18/2018 - 1:42pm The dropped INT was not …

The dropped INT was not “luck”. Catching balls or not catching them is a matter of skill and talent, not “luck”. 

10/14/2018 - 2:13pm If our Oline can give our…

If our Oline can give our RBs decent room and protect Shea all day, and if they can grind out first downs with a lead in the 4th quarter, then I'll be willing to call them at least good.  So far, we've played only one legit defense, and we didn't get the job done then.  

And how many times have we been better than MSU "on paper" and lost?  A few.  

10/14/2018 - 10:11am Franklin did the same dumb…

Franklin did the same dumb thing we did three years again. Tried to drain the clock with nothing but run plays against a very good run defense, got stopped on downs and had to punt. Every coach in creation seems to get a tight sphincter at the prospect of throwing a pass to get a first down in that situation, 'cause OMG if it's incomplete, the clock stops and I'll get second guessed! I have seen SO many games, college and pro, lost by that kind of conservative play with a lead at the end of the game.

10/14/2018 - 9:20am Blanket Felton Davis. They…

Blanket Felton Davis. They will need him to have a huge game in order to win. Do that, and get pressure on Lewerke in spite of all the holding they will do, and we'll win comfortably.

10/11/2018 - 6:52pm Winovich is an elite pass…

Winovich is an elite pass rusher.  How many better have you seen this year?  That alone may get someone to spend a first round pick on him.  Second round at worst if he keep playing this way against better competition.

10/08/2018 - 10:38pm People have this delusion…

People have this delusion that trickery is more important than talent and execution, but it just isn't.  We really, really don't have a whole stack of plays that we're holding back that opposing DCs have never seen before.  There is also a big difference between being deceptive on any particular play, and simply not being predictable on down and distance.

10/08/2018 - 10:31pm Except that all of that…

Except that all of that supposed cunning has never worked.  Harbaugh has yet to win a big game against a favored opponent in 3 1/2 years.  

10/07/2018 - 3:13pm Since we haven't played a…

Since we haven't played a quality opponent since week 1, it's a little hard to tell if we're actually "getting better week by week".  We're getting solid wins against teams that are nothing special, but we still have done nothing against high quality opponents, especially on the road.  Still in wait and see mode.

10/07/2018 - 3:10pm No, the late season losses…

No, the late season losses that have been a hallmark of Harbaugh's tenure are not the result of "dumb luck" (whatever the heck that even is).  Very little in college football is a matter of luck.  It's a matter of doing controllable things better than the opposition, and we haven't done that when it's really mattered.  It's only when you don't do those thing and end up losing that you call it "luck".

10/06/2018 - 8:12pm That's what happens when you…

That's what happens when you keep having to play your starters deep into the 4th quarter.

10/06/2018 - 8:11pm Bottom line, if not for the…

Bottom line, if not for the pick 6, it would have been 35-21, and possibly 35-28.  Our intensity slacked off unacceptably in the 4th quarter.  And if it didn't matter how much Maryland scored in the 4th quarter, why were guys like Bush still out there playing and risking injury?

10/06/2018 - 4:53pm They did start slow. …

They did start slow.  Patterson killed our first three drives with poor third down passes.  If he hit those guys in stride, those drives continue.

10/06/2018 - 4:20pm Defense just fell apart…

Defense just fell apart completely in the 4th quarter.  They played a great game up until then, but wtf do we keep taking our foot off the gas?

10/06/2018 - 3:54pm Yardage doesn't matter…

Yardage doesn't matter...only points.  And Maryland is right in this game with a chance to win.  All it would take is one mistake.

10/06/2018 - 3:52pm Great...had their offense…

Great...had their offense stuffed all day, and then we go to sleep and let them right back in the game.  Our banged up starters are going to have to play 60 tough minutes.

10/06/2018 - 3:49pm Kinnel is terrible on pass…

Kinnel is terrible on pass coverage.  He got gashed last week, and again this week.

10/05/2018 - 6:25am He had one catch for 3 yards…

He had one catch for 3 yards all year.  I doubt they'll miss him, since they have an actual offensive line.

10/02/2018 - 6:40pm "Everyone knew"?  At least…

"Everyone knew"?  At least two years ago, lots of people here were confidently predicting we'd contend for a national championship in 2018, and that was before we got Patterson.  Not sure who this "everyone" is.  

09/30/2018 - 3:08pm And you think teams aren't…

And you think teams aren't game planning around Winovich?  Seriously?  And yet he makes far more plays than Gary.

09/30/2018 - 12:29pm It's all well and good...for…

It's all well and good...for what it is.  But we saw last year how far a really good defense takes you in college football these days.  Not far enough.  Especially when you can't get it done against the tough teams on your schedule.  

09/30/2018 - 11:21am So what did Akron do on…

So what did Akron do on offense that we can't?  And why can't we?

09/30/2018 - 11:17am We scored 20 points against…

We scored 20 points against a team that gave up twice as many to..excuse me...Akron??  What was Akron doing that we can't?  We put ZERO pressure on their defense.  Lousy execution just made it worse.   

09/30/2018 - 11:11am Show us the last time a…

Show us the last time a Harbaugh coached Michigan team was "ready" for a tough game on the road.  How many times has Dantonio NOT has his team ready to play Michigan?

09/30/2018 - 10:26am Our offense does absolutely…

Our offense does absolutely nothing to make things difficult for opposing defenses.  We are slow, plodding and utterly predictable.

09/30/2018 - 10:25am And when do you project us…

And when do you project us making the playoff?  3 more years?  4? 5?  How much more talent does Harbaugh need to do better than 9-3ish?

09/30/2018 - 10:24am Straw man.  He's stating the…

Straw man.  He's stating the obvious, but it's something that a lot of Michigan fans still haven't accepted.  People who think this was a "good win", people who like the way this team is "growing", people who think we'll beat MSU and Wisconsin playing like this.

09/30/2018 - 8:50am You mean the Clemson that…

You mean the Clemson that had to bring their third string QB cold off the bench to win against a 4-0 team?  Yeah, just like what happened to us, dude.

09/29/2018 - 11:41pm It's all very well to gush…

It's all very well to gush about "adjustments", but why were they necessary in the first place? Preparation was horrible. Northwestern came in ready for us, and we weren't even close to being ready for them.

09/29/2018 - 5:16pm Sheesh...this against a team…

Sheesh...this against a team that only scored 7 against Duke the whole game!

Harbaugh is having his khakis coached off.  Why is he great again?

09/29/2018 - 4:58pm Michigan won't call big…

Michigan won't call big plays.  Wouldn't be surprised if they get shorts gains on two bland runs next series, then an incomplete pass on third.

09/29/2018 - 4:56pm Typical.  Every one of our…

Typical.  Every one of our plays was bland and totally predictable.  We had no idea what Northwestern was going to do on any snap, and they executed well every time.

09/28/2018 - 8:53am Nebraska is not “sneaky good…

Nebraska is not “sneaky good”. They are not and will not be any kind of good this year.