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06/24/2018 - 5:32pm Get rid of the troll. They…

Get rid of the troll. They're a cancer to the board. 

06/08/2018 - 1:30pm A young man got a degree…

A young man got a degree from a big ten university. Good for him!

05/11/2018 - 7:12pm I wouldn't be surprised

if he started a game this year. I think he's got all the tools to be one of the all time greats at Michigan.

04/14/2018 - 9:20pm They also went through

five head coaches between 1967 and 1984 and since 2000 they've gone through seven more. That's not stability, that's a new coach (and system) roughly every 2.5 years. I think my point still stands.

Also, I'm not sure why you think keeping the GM around for a long time would make things more stable, since, you know, GMs are the ones who keep replacing the coaching staff every few years.

I want to see the same players play in the same system for as long as possible. I think that's how people develop mastery at their jobs. But what do I know, I'm just a guy on the internet.

04/12/2018 - 8:59pm I would wager that the Lions, Browns, and many other

organizations regularly underperform because they frequently cave to outside pressure instead of trusting in their people (who often have long track records of success!).
Good luck having consistently positive results in ANY industry if you overhaul your system whenever it "fails to meet expectations." This seems like it should be especialy obvious in a system that is absolutely dependent on developing talent through countless reps and group cohesion. These organizations lack the leadership necessary to weather the storm long enough to reap the rewards of stability.

04/08/2018 - 1:41am It's got to help with recruiting.

Really does a great job of showing off the Michigan difference. It reflects really well on our football program.

04/05/2018 - 10:51pm Crack.

This is bliss.

03/27/2018 - 12:48pm Joe's gonna be a legend by the time he leaves.

I think he's got more pure talent than any QB we've had in a while. He's raw as hell, but he came up in the muck. Him "not acting like a freshman" is no surprise. To grow up in Pahokee and now have his level of maturity tells me he's an outstanding and resilient young man. He's got crazy physical tools AND a mindset to succeed-- even in the harshest conditions. Now give him world class coaching and football resources and you got a recipe for greatness. Devin Gardner 2.0 with a bigger arm and Harbaugh coaching him for 3-5 years? Kid's gonna be a monster. Yes please!

02/19/2018 - 7:41pm Primary for Nico Collins

Joe Milton, and Ronnie Bell. Secondary for Oliver Martin.

02/19/2018 - 7:29pm Drevno hasn't been that bad of a recruiter.

247 has him listed as the primary recruter of Nolan Rumler so far for 2019, and was previously the primary recruter for Onwenu, Filiaga, Mayfield, Honigford, and Spanellis. He was also the secondary recruiter for Bredeson, Ruiz, Gentry, and Stueber.

I get that we have missed on some big OL targets in the past couple classes, but the guy hasn't exactly been dead weight like a lot of people on here like to think.

01/27/2018 - 1:14pm Don't forget

those QBs also had a different position coach than the year previously and were likely working with new concepts. Additionally, they had very little pass protection and were throwing to an extremely young WR group that were still learning to run routes.

People want to blame coaches--and I get that, but it's still surprising that they completely gloss over other factors that contributed to the passing game struggles last year.

01/12/2018 - 7:04pm I'm in the minority on this board,

But I'd be thrilled if both Pep and Drev stick around. Give the young players another year in the same system with a dedicated WRs coach and I think the offense will take a huge step forward next year. It's crazy to me how many people disregard the impact of coaching stability and simultaneously complain about how stunted our team's development has been since coach Carr retired.

10/20/2017 - 9:58pm Love this guy's footwork.

I'm obviously no expert, but the thing that really stood out to me is his foot-speed when blocking-- watch some of those inside zone clips from his junior year. He's got that quick chopping and driving thing down. I'm excited to see how Frey develops his blocking. He seems like a natural.

10/20/2017 - 9:58pm Love this guy's footwork.

I'm obviously no expert, but the thing that really stood out to me is his foot-speed when blocking-- watch some of those inside zone clips from his junior year. He's got that quick chopping and driving thing down. I'm excited to see how Frey develops his blocking. He seems like a natural.

10/17/2017 - 12:07pm Has Michigan finally put it all together?

Up until this point, games have seemed to feature specific, glaring problems. O-line issues, QB turnovers, penalties, etc. If Michigan's offense can sustain their new found running game, lean on a dominant defense, and not turn it over-- they'll be in this game. If the passing game can connect on a few key plays, that may be all it takes. We have yet to see what this offense looks like when its not regularly derailing itself. Look out when it comes together. I trust the coaches to get us there at some point this season. Go blue. Beat Penn State.

05/20/2017 - 8:36pm The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

by Steven Pinker. It's a thick book, but well worth it. Pinker is brilliant.

02/25/2017 - 10:54am Two people were involved.

Perhaps instead of slut-shaming the woman, you could find equal shame in the man who thought it was okay to sleep with another man's partner.

01/29/2017 - 11:23pm This would be so rad.

All these guys on the same team would be fun to watch. I love how they all bring something different to the table!

12/07/2016 - 11:14pm I have a similar feeling--St. Juste is legit!

With that said, even if Thomas doesn't beat out some very solid competion at corner, he looks just as good on offense. I could also see St. Juste move to safety at some point with how big he is. This class has great talent and versatility!

12/07/2016 - 8:48pm Thanks for the embed!

Good stuff!

12/07/2016 - 8:30pm It'd be fantastic to see DPJ

It'd be fantastic to see DPJ make a name for himself at Michigan -- he's got all the tools. With the elite coaching, QB play, and support he'd get at UM, he could have a monster college career. Gotta think playing in our offense under Harbaugh would prep him well for a long NFL career, too. Hope he goes blue!

11/20/2016 - 6:08pm After re-watching

the game this morning, I came away feeling a lot better about this. During the game I was screaming for him to step up into the pocket, but the pocket didn't exist. If he doesn't bail out he's eating a sack instead. O-line was having some trouble in pass protection. Overall O'Korn looked okay and didn't do anything to lose us the game. We'll see if the coaches open things up more for him next week if Speight can't go.

10/22/2016 - 11:58pm James Franklin

just beat Urban Meyer.

10/03/2016 - 10:37pm At this point,

I think their offense should be considered elite until proven otherwise. Wisconsin has a better defense than anyone they've played so far, but I'd be surprised if they held them under 30. With that said, I hope Wisconsin beats the hell out of 'em.

09/30/2016 - 5:34pm I want to +100 this.

These kinds of comments are what make mgoblog special.

09/26/2016 - 12:55am Thanks for doing this!

What is the one thing offensive recruits consistently bring up about our program? What do defensive recruits regularly mention?

09/17/2016 - 7:25pm Peppers is a dude.

Great fight from the team today to dig themselves out of a hole! Cheers!

09/10/2016 - 1:42pm Why the hell

would they show App. State stuff? Screw the director of this game.

09/10/2016 - 1:04pm This team is so fun to watch.

Defense is saaaaalty.

09/10/2016 - 12:39pm Feels like UCF is

Playing super aggressive to stop the run, but it's opening them up to passing underneath. Running game should loosen up soon.

09/10/2016 - 12:27pm Buttdown

All Butt does is catch touchdowns.

09/10/2016 - 12:22pm This defense is legit.

So good at every level.

09/07/2016 - 6:54pm 45 - 3 Michigan

Go blue!

09/05/2016 - 11:37pm Would you rather:

Go to an FSU game and hear the braves chant 1,000 times OR sit through the constant cowbells at Mississippi State?

09/05/2016 - 10:09pm If they can settle down and

get out of their own way, I think they have another punch or two in them. They're certainly talented enough to come back. We'll just have to see if anything changes after halftime.

09/05/2016 - 9:58pm That LT just got rocked!

Great throw though!

09/05/2016 - 9:35pm Dalvin Cook

C'mon man!

09/05/2016 - 9:15pm This is about

to get out of hand. FSU needs to wake up if they want to stay in this.

09/05/2016 - 9:12pm First game and all

but FSU is looking pretty sloppy. Ole miss starting to feel it on defense, too.

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09/03/2016 - 11:35pm I feel like that

was Auburn's best chance to get back in this. Wouldn't be surprised to see Clemson get another score soon and put this away.

09/03/2016 - 10:15pm USC is collapsing.

Bama is starting to land some punches and their defense is as usual. Clemson vs Auburn looks like it could stay close. Man I love college football!

09/03/2016 - 6:57pm B1G? B1G? B1G?

Take that SEC!

09/03/2016 - 11:31am We made it!

Behold the glory, our sacred heroes return!

08/29/2016 - 2:42pm That defense chant

gives me chills. #cantwait

08/19/2016 - 1:57pm Marques Slocum agrees

Marques Slocum agrees with your animal comparison.

08/12/2016 - 3:45pm How many OL

How many OL do you think the coaches would take this class? If Ruiz, Wilson, and Slaton all want to join the class, that puts us at seven OL. Alex Leatherwood has also recently shown interest in visiting. In a best case scenario, do you think the staff would take them all?

07/24/2016 - 5:49pm UNDER 3,000 yards passing. I

UNDER 3,000 yards passing. I think O'Korn will be the starter and will scramble more than Rudock did (he went for just over 3,000 last year). Rudock was good at completing things under pressure; I think O'Korn will scramble instead.

UNDER .5 starts for Morris. He's running at least third right now. He'll probably compete for late game snaps with the other backups.

OVER 1,000 yards for Smith. I expect the o-line to be surprisingly better than last year. Second year in a complicated offense, plus Drevno, should pay dividends for the backs. Smith gets the lion's share, but the rest of the backs should combine for a good share of yards as well.

UNDER 1,000 for Cresson. Too many good receiving options will eat his yards. Gonna be a fun year with a ton of passing threats!

OVER 39.5 sacks. More blitzing equals more pressure and sacks (especially with our insane d-line this year) . We'll probably give up more big plays, though. 'Tis, the cost of doing business!

OVER 15.5 INT's. Related to above; more pressure creates more turnovers. We have some great corners, and we'll see about the safeties. Dymonte has me excited with all that speed! Hoping to see him chase down some more deep balls like he did in the spring game.

UNDER 2.5 returns for TD's. I think we're underestimating the loss of Baxter. We have the return men, but there are few opportunities in today's game. Hoping we still see some creative stuff on special teams.

OVER 408 points. We'll be better on offense this year assuming the QB doesn't turn it over. Jim Harbaugh is the QB coach; we'll be fine. Defense should be as good or better than last year as well, giving us more possessions and good field position.

UNDER 15.5 penalties on Harbaugh. He'll probably get some warnings, but I don't see him picking up more than one penalty this year, if any at all.

OVER 11.5 wins. This could be the year. I think we'll beat State, which likely means we'll play OSU for a spot in the B1G championship. If we win, I think we'll beat the west Champs (in a possible rematch) and go to the playoffs. At that point, who knows.

12/24/2015 - 4:43pm You're welcome to disagree. I

You're welcome to disagree. I just think things like the overall record, performance in games, not adjusting to a punt block formation, and getting embarrassed by Ohio State, are important factors when grading a coach's season.

Harbaugh is a great coach, overall record is not the only thing to look at when grading him this year, but I think it's an important factor.

Then again, since I have no grasp of relatively, I should just listen to you, because clearly you know what you're talking about.

12/24/2015 - 12:22pm My unpopular opinion:

This team gets a C. 75% is 75% and it was a lot closer to being worse than that than better. Minnesota and Indiana took us to the wire and if Hoke were the coach for MSU we'd all scream for his head on a platter after one of the worst plays in Michigan football history. We should have been ready for the all out block attempt; I don't think we were. Ohio State took us to the woodshed and absolutely was more prepared in the second half than we were. Slow linebackers are one thing, getting run over like that and not having an answer is something else.

Harbaugh is a great coach and I couldn't ask for anything better in the off-season. Recruting is going well and the future is bright, but the two biggest games of the season were nightmares. No way does that come close to an A for me.