|01/17/2019 - 7:06pm||Doesn’t he have an Associate…||
Doesn’t he have an Associate Athletic Director title at OSU now? Is that not an insane conflict of interest? No Big Ten will be okay with Meyer coming around their facilities.
|01/16/2019 - 12:58pm||He’ll probably compete at…||
He’ll probably compete at both with maybe more chance to play at G until Ruiz leaves and then he’ll take over there.
|01/16/2019 - 12:17pm||Lmao at Rumler falling after…||
Lmao at Rumler falling after being one of the best OL in the UA game - he’s going to have the career of a top 50 recruit
|01/15/2019 - 2:18pm||I’m aware that it’s always…||
I’m aware that it’s always been this way - that doesn’t make it any less crazy.
|01/15/2019 - 2:05pm||Oh my God stop this bullshit.||
Oh my God stop this bullshit.
|01/15/2019 - 9:16am||Have to at least split by…||
Have to at least split by winning that home game first. Those two games will probably(?) decide the conference, unless Maryland can pull an upset or two.
|01/15/2019 - 8:29am||As long as we get a 1 seed…||
As long as we get a 1 seed in March, any institution can give us whatever ranking suits them right now. Among the other top teams, I really don't fear a Rick Barnes or Tony Bennett team in the tournament. Get us the 1 seed and, if we can get to the finals, I like us against pretty much anyone other than Duke. Yes, Duke just lost at home, but they have so much talent, and Coach K is so great, that I really don't want to see them in the Final Four. If they make it out of the second round they usually are playing on the last weekend.
|01/10/2019 - 4:38pm||5. Modification of NCAA…||
"...health, safety, and well-being...". Sorry to piss on your parade. He'll probably get eligibility because the NCAA has the backbone of a jellyfish and it's Ohio State, but his case is extremely weak given the letter of the regs.
|01/10/2019 - 2:25pm||The NCAA can both be…||
The NCAA can both be sympathetic to a bad, isolated incident, as well as rightly unwilling to set an insane precedent for what constitutes “unsafe” or “dangerous”.
|01/10/2019 - 2:08pm||Exactly, I forgot to mention…||
Exactly, I forgot to mention that, thanks. That’s kind of a kneecapper to his case too.
|01/10/2019 - 2:04pm||6’5 285 4.6 40 sets the edge…||
6’5 285 4.6 40 sets the edge like the goddamn Hulk....the things that make you a top five pick.
|01/10/2019 - 2:02pm||Yes he’s going to claim that…||
Yes he’s going to claim that the environment at UGA was a harmful/unsafe one. That language is in the immediate eligibility guidelines, but I think it’s a hard case to make because: 1. the person who called Fields a racial slur was a single individual on a different team at Georgia. Not in the football locker room, and an isolated incident. 2. The university quickly expelled the kid.
It wasn’t an environment of prejudice/intimidation/threats of violence, but one lone asshole that UGA booted from campus. I don’t think there was ever any unsafe environment, but even if there was it was fleeting and isolated and UGA cured it.
|01/10/2019 - 1:58pm||That was my first thought. I…||
That was my first thought. I’d honestly be shocked if Fields was eligible, so I’m assuming Tate will just stick around with his name in the portal until he knows Fields’ fate. If Fields is eligible, Martell will bounce to a school that can now recruit him. If Fields is ineligible, Martell will stay and start.
|01/10/2019 - 11:45am||Trade Rosen to the whoever…||
Trade Rosen to the whoever in the top ten draft picks wants him for that top ten pick, then take Murray and the best available DL. That's a stellar 1st round, if Murray works out.
It's still insane to me that Murray would choose to play football over baseball. I say that as someone who believes no other sport can hold a candle to football...but the baseball money and injury/long term health rates gives you a different quality of life that football probably won't.
In other draft speculation, CBS' latest mock has Gary 2nd and Bush 5th. Two franchises that I could hardly care less about, but two top five picks is damn good recruiting material.
|01/09/2019 - 1:54pm||I know the person who sent…||
I know the person who sent this - he’s an idiot who knows nothing about football. The worst Michigan fan I’ve interacted with. It’s exactly the person you think would think “I should email this article to Jim Fucking Harbaugh, I’m sure it would enlighten him.”
|01/06/2019 - 9:30pm||Alabama 28
Clemson’s DL will absolutely give Bama’s OL fits, but I think Bama’s passing game will carry them for most of the game and Bama’s D will get off the field enough.
|01/03/2019 - 11:05am||Ambry catching the kickoff…||
Ambry catching the kickoff that was headed out off bounds and then going out of bounds inside our own 10 was the straw that broke the camel's back for his kick return duties.
|01/02/2019 - 5:23pm||lol man I wish he could get…||
lol man I wish he could get down to like 330. Down to 330. That's an insane thought.
|01/02/2019 - 3:18pm||Weirdly, we ran it fairly…||
Weirdly, we ran it fairly effectively on the last drive of the half in the bowl to lock Florida's defensive personnel on the field for a while.
I'm assuming it just comes down to philosophy and what they practice. I think that's something philosophically Jim can/should/will change. I think clock management has been the most fair criticism of Jim's tenure. I don't blame him for not wanting to be a high tempo team, but I hope that series against Florida shows a new willingness to go tempo randomly for spurts to catch the defense off guard or to lock their personnel on the field when we have something we like.
I think there are a lot of advantages to huddling and not normally being a high tempo team if you have the ability to catch the defense off guard every once in a while and rush to the line with another quick play.
|01/02/2019 - 2:49pm||He was there to learn how to…||
Correct, thank you. Turns out learning how to be a coach from the highest level of the professional ranks gets you jobs. Weird.
I literally never did this - you compared Jay to Marrow, not me. Decent strawman, I guess, IDK I've seen better. Additionally, I can't help but laugh at pointing out the fact that Jim actually called and tried to hire a guy with a better resume before calling Jay. Wouldn't have been my game plan if I was trying to paint Jim as a nepotistic manager.
|01/02/2019 - 2:40pm||Yes, there's a committee…||
Yes, there's a committee that gives input, then one guy calls it.
|01/02/2019 - 2:39pm||Everything that you wrote…||
Everything that you wrote happens, and that is how Michigan operates.
Jim listens for multiple inputs - mostly Pep and Ed - and then Jim calls the play himself.
There's multiple inputs before each play, then one guy calls it. Sometimes he might totally defer and take a suggestion, sometimes he might allow an input to inform his decision, sometimes he makes the call entirely by himself. That's how every program runs their offense, I promise.
|01/02/2019 - 2:26pm||By committee. OSU, Bama,…||
By committee. OSU, Bama, Clemson, everyone.
|01/02/2019 - 2:24pm||I was going to say Texas…||
I was going to say Texas. After winning 10 games they will be a popular pick next year, but their schedule really does set up nicely. They get LSU at home for a signature win early, and there's not much treachery on the rest of their schedule outside of the obvious OU game. Have to go to Morgantown but that will be a WV team with a new coach and new QB. Have to go to Ames, which has traditionally been a little tricky, but there's still a chance that Campbell is hired away too.
|01/02/2019 - 2:21pm||Everybody does #11 that way…||
Everybody does #11 that way. Like, literally every program in football.
|01/02/2019 - 1:28pm||He worked with TEs and STs…||
He worked with TEs and STs for the Ravens, whose coach is a ST specialist and who won a Super Bowl in his time there. He was hired here to coach the TEs and work on STs. His resume on a person with a last name other than "Harbaugh" is not one that leaves nepotism as the only explanation as to how he could be hired. Guys who are NFL assistants become college position coaches all the time, especially if they're young and likable.
Did Jay get the first call because the HC had a connection? Maybe. Does it necessarily mean that Jim only hired him because he is Jay's father? No. Jay has a resume commensurate with college position coaches. That alone disproves that "he 100% got hired due to nepotism". That's an impossible claim to backup.
|01/02/2019 - 12:58pm||The “Jay is only here…||
The “Jay is only here because his dad is the coach” takes are so bad and lazy and tired. He’s one of the top few recruiters on staff, and his position group (with the current one’s success being mostly based on recruiting) has always been a strength. The man has a super bowl ring. His success in recruiting and time spent in winning organizations is undeniable, and his position has never been a weakness. Jay is such a weird boogeyman for this fanbase.
|01/02/2019 - 12:29pm||“This point that has been…||
“This point that has been true multiple times before isn’t true now because I don’t want it to be” is not a great plan of attack in a debate.
Also, when does a kid stop being a Midwest/Toledo kid? When he’s lived in Texas for 5+ years? When he’s lived in 4 different Gulf states for 8+ years? When his time spent outside of Ohio made up all of him formative years and has nearly equaled time spent in Ohio?
|01/02/2019 - 12:06pm||Chip Kelly’s success in…||
Chip Kelly’s success in college football is undeniable. Patterson lived in 3 different states growing up and was once committed to Arizona. Acting like we haven’t lost high level recruits to UCLA before, or that Shea was averse to going to the southwest/PAC 12 is silly.
|01/02/2019 - 11:46am||Your ignorance of the other…||
Your ignorance of the other teams who recruited him does not mean there weren’t many. He was the #1 QB in his class, dozens of schools reached out. I know UCLA finished 2nd.
|01/02/2019 - 11:33am||I understand your last…||
I understand your last paragraph/take there. I think an issue that plagues Pep is some stubbornness in shifting his mindset from the NFL passing game to a college passing game. You can run route concepts in the NFL that you really shouldn’t ask of college players due to increased practice time, talent level, etc. I think Pep still has a lot of NFL-level asks of our WRs and OL in the passing game.
|01/02/2019 - 11:28am||That’s a strong recruiting…||
That’s a strong recruiting pitch.
|01/02/2019 - 11:17am||I don’t want to kick up a…||
I don’t want to kick up a shit storm here, but our best offense under Jim was this year’s. 24th in S&P+ is better than either Fisch offense. The offense made a massive jump after a year in which I don’t think Sean McVay could have fielded a top 50 unit.
I’m still in the “jury’s out” camp with Pep. He had an unwinnable task last year. The offense improved immensely this year. It still has it’s flaws, mainly the long-developing routes. The question you need to answer to evaluate Pep is how much of our improvement this year was due to his coaching vs. how much was due to Shea, older WRs, Warinner/better OL, etc.
I just don’t know that I have all of the information I need to say “Pep is bad” or “Pep should stay”. The offense was going to improve this year no matter what, but 60 places in S&P is absurd and indicates more factors than just Shea or Ed Warinner.
|01/02/2019 - 11:09am||Lol so true||
Lol so true
|01/02/2019 - 11:03am||I guess this assumes that…||
I guess this assumes that Shea Patterson made a blood oath when he was 7 that, if he ever transferred from his first school in college ball, he had to go to Michigan, or else face the punishment of death. Otherwise people would wrongly think that after he left Ole Miss he was a free agent that schools had to recruit.
|01/02/2019 - 10:58am||Probably, but I also don’t…||
Probably, but I also don’t think Brown is going anywhere.
|01/02/2019 - 10:51am||Counterpoint: he has a…||
Counterpoint: he has a longer history with Don Brown, who is the reason he took this job in the first place.
I get the hometown angle, but I’d be surprised if he took a lateral move.
|01/02/2019 - 1:05am||Can't think of anybody else…||
Can't think of anybody else that has a decision.
|01/01/2019 - 7:00pm||yes||
|01/01/2019 - 6:59pm||If you're calling Harbaugh a…||
If you're calling Harbaugh a miss, I'm not going to continue this conversation - it won't be productive.
|01/01/2019 - 6:48pm||In fairness, Zach Smith had…||
In fairness, Zach Smith had to beat a woman multiple times before he was replaced with a competent receivers coach.
|01/01/2019 - 6:47pm||Their only "deals with the…||
Their only "deals with the devil" are head coaching contracts. They don't miss. Even the ones who couldn't beat us regularly won the rest of their games at a great clip.
|01/01/2019 - 6:20pm||Either Anchor or 3T, but I'm…||
Either Anchor or 3T, but I'm sure his future at Anchor will be determined by 3T depth and the development of other Anchors.
|01/01/2019 - 6:15pm||See comment below.||
See comment below.
|01/01/2019 - 6:09pm||Hard to say, probably not…||
Hard to say, probably not though. The staff just takes big athletes and figures out their positions later. Welschof, Upshaw, Morris could all be DTs as soon as spring. Dwumfour, Kemp, Smith and even Hinton have some 3T/NT versatility too. We should be good.
|01/01/2019 - 6:05pm||We will see, he'll have a…||
We will see, he'll have a chance. I thought Smith would be more college ready, but the clips of Hinton that I've seen this week look good. Dwumfour, Kemp, Jeter, Smith, Hinton will probably be the 5 main guys vying for a 4-man rotation in the interior. I'm hoping Jeter can take a big step and start at NT. I'd be comfortable with Dwumfour and Jeter backed up by Hinton and Smith.
|01/01/2019 - 5:51pm||Mazi will be in the two deep…||
Mazi will be in the two deep next year for sure.
|01/01/2019 - 1:57pm||Spath is a dumb asshole…||
Spath is a dumb asshole. Stupid and makes things up. No idea where he’s pulling this from, but I dismiss everything he says on principle.
|01/01/2019 - 12:20pm||Well unlike you tubes in the…||
Well unlike you rubes in the flyover states, JPC lives on the coast and I’m sure is dripping with money.
|12/31/2018 - 6:56pm||I told my Florida buddy in…||
I told my Florida buddy in Georgia that this would happen - just felt like the inverse of the 2015/6 Citrus Bowl to me where we had overachieved and we’re looking to cap a great year and Florida didn’t really want to be there.
I don’t put a lot of stock in the bowl game, and it didn’t change my thoughts on the team/coaches/season at all. When Shea threw the INT in UF territory with the chance to take the lead back, I knew the game was over. Nothing to do with talent or coaching, IMO, and everything to do with mental edges and the guys we were playing without (an excuse, sure, but Florida isn’t running on us like that if Gary and Bush are out there).
I think the offense will be great next year. 24th in S&P this year, I’d expect it to be too 20 next year. Most important thing is the OL taking another step. If Warinner can get that done, the offense should be playoff caliber. Honestly my only wish is that we implement or call more short, 5-10 yard routes. I think the changes in the run game were good this year and should get better with the OL all returning. I think pass pro was better this year, but could still improve. My only real complaint is too often running very long routes, which allows the D to key on that and blitz, especially with delayed blitzes, against a still-developing OL. You don’t have to eliminate those route combos from the play sheet, but you need to call enough quick hitting pass plays that the defense can’t key on the longer ones.
Ultimately I still think execution is the issue with this team. DL and CBs didn’t get it done against OSU and the OL and TEs struggled as well. Shea throws the pick against UF and was just kind of off. Metellus makes a freshman mistake to blow bracketed coverage and give up a 3rd and 12. The botched coverage handoff that gave up the other 3rd and long. The last two games have really come down to a couple botched plays that swing the momentum and then the team lost their mentals, and it snowballed. We’re not 23 points less talented than OSU and we have more talent than Florida. We don’t have inferior coaches - we’ve seen this staff out coach OSU. There’s no room for error against elite opponents, and you can’t lose your focus or give up with some adversity. I don’t know that everyone that started for us this year has the mental game of champions.