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12/12/2018 - 1:32pm Not great...

Not great...

12/12/2018 - 11:08am So if this happens who do we…

So if this happens who do we go after? Or would we promote from within? Partridge?

12/12/2018 - 10:24am There’s no way this is true…

There’s no way this is true. There were reports last year that Mississippi State wanted Don Brown and he turned them down because he wasn’t interested in being a head coach. Now all of the sudden he’s going to go to Temple?  Doesn’t even make sense. 

12/11/2018 - 11:41am Playoffs! Playoffs? You…

Playoffs! Playoffs? You kidding me. Playoffs? I just hope we can win another game!

12/04/2018 - 5:03pm DrMantis keeps receipts!

DrMantis keeps receipts!

12/04/2018 - 5:01pm Excellent. Probably my…

Excellent. Probably my favorite recruit this cycle. 

12/04/2018 - 4:48pm Is he signing early and an…

Is he signing early and an early enrollee?  

12/03/2018 - 5:30pm Biggest myth in sports…

Biggest myth in sports. Expanding the CFP to 8 teams would not dilute the regular season in anyway, especially if you have autobids associated with the P5. 

1. Conference Championships become significantly more meaningful than they are now. 

2. it would finally allow the Committee to hold conferences accountable for crappy OOC scheduling. 

3. There is no delution of the regular season because you’re not talking about letting 3 loss teams into the playoff even at 8 teams. For instance, this year you’d be adding in an undefeated team, a 1 loss team, and 2 two loss teams. 

4. You’d be able to have the first round matchups played at the higher seeds home field which puts additional emphasis on the regular season. 

5. You’d finally get matchups of teams that you typically don’t see and force teams to play out of their comfort zone. Who wouldn’t love to see an SEC team finally have to come north of the Mason-Dixon Line and play a meaningful cold weather game? Wouldn’t you love Michigan to perform and get a chance to play a team like Georgia in Ann Arbor and see how they react to December weather?

11/29/2018 - 10:11pm I took your advice and read…

I took your advice and read up on it.  Turns out theres quite a bit to the story and Sam Ponder may not necessarily be the hill to die on in this case.  Sounds like Ponder torpedoed their ESPN gig.  Barstool said some very inappropriate things about her.  Then she claimed Portnoy said she should have aborted her child which people looked into and found to be a false claim.

 

Again, what the Barstool guys said about her was messed up but lets not try to act like Ponder was some sort of moral compass in that situation either.

11/29/2018 - 10:00pm I don't disagree but even…

I don't disagree but even Andrew Dice Clay has his fans.  Different strokes for different folks.

11/29/2018 - 8:45pm Thats a helluva thing to say…

Thats a helluva thing to say about someone.  Especially someone, I'm assuming, you've never met.  

11/29/2018 - 8:19pm Part of the issue with…

Part of the issue with Barstool (Portnoy's company) is that people take them way too literally.  They have a specific brand of satirical comedy that's mixed with sports and culture.  Some people love it and some people hate it but their concept is meant to be presented as if it was you and your friends watching a game together in your basement.  As far as Portnoy himself, he's a huge Michigan fan but I don't think he has a specific "rep" either way.

11/29/2018 - 4:45pm I’m not saying to replace…

I’m not saying to replace Pep. He would t get that job but they could find a spot. If you have a chance to get a recruiter of his caliber you try to get him on staff and figure it out after. 

11/29/2018 - 4:05pm I would actually like…

I would actually like Harbaugh to hire Tee Martin. I have no idea for what position but I do know that he’s one of the best recruiters in the country. 

11/29/2018 - 10:15am #1. 8 team playoff. Power 5…

#1. 8 team playoff. Power 5 conference champs get an auto bid. 3 at large bids. First round of the playoffs is at the higher seeds home field. 

 

#2. Require all Power 5 conferences to have an 8 game conference schedule while at the same time only allowing each individual team to schedule only 1 non Power 5 opponent. 

11/27/2018 - 1:45pm Sounds like McElwain may be…

Sounds like McElwain may be moving on too. Rumors of him getting looked at for OC positions. 

11/26/2018 - 2:41pm Where'd you see this?  I…

Where'd you see this?  I just checked his twitter and there was no mention other than a "thinking emoji" and a second tweet that said "I may end up being pretty wrong on this one."  I don't see any mention of Harrison but I could have missed it.

11/26/2018 - 1:40pm Me thinks it’s Harrison. 

Me thinks it’s Harrison. 

11/24/2018 - 5:16pm We're going to finish the…

We're going to finish the season as a top 10 team.  Since when is that irrelevant?

11/20/2018 - 12:30pm Love him as a prospect. He’s…

Love him as a prospect. He’s one of those rare backs that is abnormally agile for his size. I hesitate to put him in this category and I’m not saying he’s going to end up performing to this level but he’s got the measurables of a Todd Gurley type back. 

11/18/2018 - 10:05am Yep, definitely needs to…

Yep, definitely needs to develop some lower body strength and mass and take some of the bad weight off the top half.  He's relatively light on his feet but has terrible footwork and hand usage.  He's an obvious redshirt and probably a 3 year development project before he could contribute.

11/17/2018 - 7:03pm Isaiah Hole just tweeted…

Isaiah Hole just tweeted that his parents were being escorted to the locker room.  Typically not a great omen. 

11/15/2018 - 3:31pm Hmmmm 

Weren’t you the one…

Hmmmm 

Weren’t you the one saying Brohm wasn’t going to be leaving Purdue to begin with?

11/15/2018 - 2:16pm Yeah if Karlaftis is really…

Yeah if Karlaftis is really already in that 260 range I could see him getting up to that 285 area relatively quickly and if he keeps his quickness he's going to be a nightmare at the 3T.

11/11/2018 - 9:40pm This.  I vote this.

This.  I vote this.

11/10/2018 - 4:13pm My goodness Nordin that was…

My goodness Nordin that was brutal.

11/10/2018 - 2:45pm I like the call.  Punt it…

I like the call.  Punt it and they're a first down from a field goal which means you need a TD no matter what.  Take the safety, flip the field a little bit and try to hold them where a field goal keeps you alive but a TD wins it. 

11/06/2018 - 9:53pm Florida too.  Just brutal.

Florida too.  Just brutal.

11/06/2018 - 6:50pm From what I’ve seen of…

From what I’ve seen of Charbonnet I think he could step on campus and be a 15 carry a game back from day 1. He’s got a fantastic combination of size and footwork. I could easily him and Evans splitting carries next year. 

11/03/2018 - 5:53pm I think we're setting up a…

I think we're setting up a big PA in the next series or two.  

10/30/2018 - 9:09pm Actually I completely…

Actually I completely disagree.  If both Notre Dame and Michigan win out, both are in the CFP.  There is not a scenario that can play out in which it would not be the case.

10/30/2018 - 11:17am Every time is see the “for…

Every time I see the “for the kids” argument I puke in my mouth a little bit. 

 

If Harbaugh wants to throw a lipper in then so be it. It’s not healthy but it’s not my health to worry about. As for the “it sets a bad example for the kids” crowd, they have parents. That’s their job. Just my opinion. 

10/29/2018 - 2:26pm It's inevitable that people…

It's inevitable that people are going to put him up as a candidate but he's not going anywhere.  If I was a betting man, Lincoln Riley is in Cleveland next year.

10/29/2018 - 9:02am I have a feeling that we’d…

I have a feeling that we’d probably take both if the opportunity presented itself but I could be wrong. 

10/22/2018 - 8:39pm I get your point by Kelly…

I get your point by Kelly Bryant isn't a great example.  He was passed by of true freshman that is probably going to end up being a top 5-10 pick in 3 years.  If Bryant didn't leave his career was finished absent an injury or mop up duty.  

10/22/2018 - 7:47pm Some of us really appreciate…

Some of us really appreciate the input Umbig11 brings to this blog.  God knows I've spent to many times clicking refresh on this site hoping for an update from him.  You can choose to give his contributions credence or blow them off, I really don't care.  But I hope you (and some others) haven't ruined it for those of us that do by being, for lack of a better term, a dick.

10/22/2018 - 7:23pm Well this stinks, had really…

Well this stinks, had really high hopes for him.  Anyone know if he traveled with the team this weekend?

10/21/2018 - 11:27pm I think all of us have…

I think all of us have concerns about Nordin's kicking right now.  If I'm Harbaugh I've really got to consider giving Moody a chance on some of the shorter field goal attempts.  Nordin's FG attempt this weekend was one of the worst kicks I've seen.  Complete duck hook.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-URztHBxXo

10/21/2018 - 11:18pm Huh?  I'm just saying…

Huh?  I'm just saying Indiana could be a trap game for a team with an undefeated conference record the week before OSU.

10/21/2018 - 9:24pm If we beat Penn State, that…

If we beat Penn State, that Indiana game is a little bit scary.  We should beat them but they're one of those teams that could pull off an unlikely upset if we don't show up.

10/09/2018 - 9:57pm Tough to really get a feel…

Tough to really get a feel for the kid without taking the time to watch it.  But at the 8:10 mark I really got the sense of the chip on his shoulder:

 

Reporter: "Coach Harbaugh said he was surprised no one else offered you, were you surprised that no one offered you for football?"

Bell: (Shrugs) "Man, I don't know, every Friday, every week, I attacked high school football with everything I had cause I was trying to earn a scholarship from somebody but nobody, nobody wanted anything to do with me."

 

 

10/09/2018 - 9:39pm Thank you good sir.

Thank you good sir.

10/03/2018 - 6:45pm Harbaugh's salary has…

Harbaugh's salary has exactly zero impact on student fees.  The program runs in the black and gives revenue back to the University. 

09/26/2018 - 10:14am Not much of a blow to…

Not much of a blow to Clemson imo. Lawrence is the real deal. As good of a quarterback prospect as I’ve seen for a true freshman.

09/22/2018 - 6:08pm Completely agree.  He is…

Completely agree.  He is very advanced in both technique and size for his age.  If his trajectory keeps trending in it's current direction he'll be a 1st or a 2nd round pick.  For comparison, he's significantly better at the same age than Taco was.

09/22/2018 - 3:02pm Hutchinson is going to be a…

Hutchinson is going to be a real good player.  Very advanced for a freshman.

09/22/2018 - 12:38pm Ruiz is having a hell of a…

Ruiz is having a hell of a day so far.  Hopefully we look back to this game as the day he started to put it all together.

09/18/2018 - 6:23pm I actually agree with this. …

I actually agree with this.  I've never understood why players leave early unless they are first or early second round locks.  I imagine we're going to lose a couple to the draft but I have a hard time believing that Patterson, Gary, Bush, Hudson, Hill and Long are all early entrants.  Makes no sense unless you're an early round pick and we aren't having 5-6 first or second round picks in the 19 draft.  No chance.

09/18/2018 - 4:49pm I’m not sure why so many…

I’m not sure why so many people seem to be butt hurt about a non hot takey discussion item on a message board that’s meant for, you know, discussions. 

Whatever I guess they can just hang tight for thread #78 on how the tackles stink. 

09/18/2018 - 4:26pm I don’t really understand…

I don’t really understand this. I still have very high hopes for the team this year and think this could be a legitimate 10 win team. No where near pulling the ripcord. 

 

I, like many here, have the brain capacity to remain optimistic about this season while at the same time recognizing what the future may or may not look like.