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03/06/2019 - 3:30pm - Rutgers and Maryland

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- Rutgers and Maryland

- Leaders and Legends

- Went out of his way to campaign that it would be an unfair advantage for Big Ten teams to get to host college football playoff games in cold weather

- Seems like more often than not, when he's involved, Michigan has gotten the short end of the stick on scheduling and officiating decisions

- The fact that he's getting rich off his ass but is offended by the idea that the guys who are generating that money get paid at all

- Did I mention Maryland and Rutgers?

02/14/2019 - 3:04pm This is all true.  For what…

This is all true.  For what it's worth, I don't have anything against recruiting rankings.  I think they'e a valuable tool.  At the end of the day, all other things being equal, I'll take a guy that's rated as a 5-star over a guy that's rated as a 3-star.  

But, it should be pointed out that being picked in the first round is not proof of having been a better player in college than a guy picked in the third or 4th round.  

Rashan Gary is going to go in the first round because of his measurables, but who had a better career, Gary or Winovich?  The fact that way more 4 and 5-star recruits are drafted in the first round doesn't prove that each one of those guys was a better player in college than the guys that were picked later than them.  It reflects the fact that NFL scouts are judging future potential based on a lot of the same things that recruiting services are using to judge future potential - measurables and physical attributes.  So of course a lot of 5-star players are going to be drafted in the first round, but as a college football fan, I care about how well a guy plays in college, not where he's drafted.  Its not like the first round of the NFL draft is meant to be a ranking of the 32 best college football players.  Instead, the draft reflects guys' future potential based largely on their physical attributes - the same physical attributes that they've had since high school.  

If there were some way to see how recruiting stars correlate to college production, all-conference awards, and things like that, that study would be much more meaningful. 

But it would be a tough study to pull off for a ton of reasons, which is why people just use the NFL draft.

01/28/2019 - 4:47pm I'm 32 so too young to…

I'm 32 so too young to remember the Fab Five very well and then we sucked for ages after that.  So I'd have to go with Beilein's 3 wins at MSU, plus the VCU, Kansas, and Florida games from the 2013 tournament run, plus the win over State at home in 2014, plus the win over State in the Big Ten Tournament last year, and both Big Ten Tournament title games that Beilein has won.  Also the win at home over Duke in Beilein's second year.  Among other great games from this era.

01/28/2019 - 4:43pm It's incredible watching…

It's incredible watching that video that in 1993 there was apparently widespread uncertainty about how the shot clock works!  

01/22/2019 - 9:57am These articles are so cool! …

These articles are so cool!  I really appreciate the work that goes into this.  Like most Michigan fans I've looked through our scores and records from different eras but all the little anecdotes about the teams that I knew next to nothing about (any team before the mid-90s, really) are really fascinating.  Thanks Seth!  This is awesome.

12/07/2018 - 9:40am This would ruin college…

This would ruin college sports.  Please no.

09/24/2018 - 3:17pm Personally, I love the…

Personally, I love the wolverine costume!  I'd hate for this article to discourage anyone willing to dress up as a wolverine from doing it.  Plus, it makes a lot more sense than dressing up as a teletubby.  Props to that guy.  Your effort is appreciated.

09/06/2018 - 3:24pm 45-7 MICHIGAN.  Go Blue!

45-7 MICHIGAN.  Go Blue!

03/21/2018 - 5:55pm Just signed in...

Just signed in to say that this is one of the most amazing highlight videos I've ever seen.  Amazing work.  Thanks!

02/15/2018 - 5:40pm Thanks for sharing...

Thanks for sharing!  This makes me want to subscribe.  Gotta admire Simmons a lot for his attitude and his accomplishments in college basketball at Ohio and at Michigan (and hopefully with some more good games like last night's still to come).

02/10/2018 - 4:35pm Fantastic...

Fantastic username.  

02/08/2018 - 7:53pm So what's...

So what's the John Anes poop story that's being referenced in that caption?  

01/31/2018 - 9:05pm I'm truly...

I'm truly not versed in the difference beween "redneck" and "hillbilly," in fact I wasn't really aware that there's a difference.  Care to enlighten?  I'm sincerely curious.  I would love to know the difference from someone who does know.  

01/19/2018 - 7:37pm OT: but not worth starting a thread for...

Someone suggested in a thread last week that this meme should exist, so here it is.  Go Blue!!!

01/09/2018 - 11:57am Agreed.

I've been a sports fan for my whole life.  I had never thought about the point Jourdan was making, and, at a glance, I think he's got a point.

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12/09/2017 - 1:37am Embed

Every TFL from the regular season

 

12/09/2017 - 1:36am Embed

Every touchdown from the regular season

 

 

11/20/2017 - 12:21am Great...

Great post and great analysis! Thanks!

11/20/2017 - 12:12am This is awesome!!

This is post truly fantastic.  Thanks!

11/20/2017 - 12:11am In 2003, OSU...

In 2003, OSU had one loss and was ranked like #2 in the country when we beat them.  And they were the defending national champs.  That was a massive win.  The 2006 team probably was better, but 2003 was a more successful season because we beat OSU, won the Big Ten outright, and went to the Rose Bowl.  

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11/12/2017 - 3:10pm I hate this...

I hate this so much.  Why can't we for once have a Michigan - Ohio State classic rivalry game with both teams wearing their classic uniforms?  Oh well.

11/09/2017 - 11:06pm Fantastic...

Fantastic analysis as usual!

11/07/2017 - 4:22pm Haha...

Haha I'm the same way, I'm biased towards any game that Keith Jackson announced.

Thanks for the comment!

11/07/2017 - 10:12am I'm...

I'm glad you liked it! Thanks!

11/07/2017 - 12:50am 1995??

1995 Dreisbach to Hayes against Virginia?

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10/18/2017 - 11:10am The...

The 2005 last second TD and the Alan Branch hit are both two of the most notable plays from this series, but since those are both in just about every Michigan hype video, we've all seen those plays a million times.  I wanted to go with great plays that people probably hadn't seen as recently since, as I noted in the original post, it's not meant to be a top 10 video.

Go Blue!

10/18/2017 - 10:36am Thanks!

Thanks for the great comment! Yeah, Henne to Manningham is definitely one of the 10 most memorable plays from this series, but it's in just about every Michigan hype video so we've all seen it a million times.

Since this isn't meant to be a top 10 video, I decided to go with other plays that people probably hadn't seen as recently.  

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10/13/2017 - 12:19am That play was nuts...

That play was nuts.  I'm not sure how I'd rank that play all-time in the history of the series.  I definitely agree that it was the best play from that game.  I was planning on including that play next year.  I didn't want to include all the best plays from the series in the first video because then the video I make next year will be a definite step down.

10/13/2017 - 12:15am It specifically says...

It specifically states in the original post that it's not a top 10 list.  Otherwise, Wangler to AC definitely would've been #1. 

10/12/2017 - 6:37pm Already...

Already discussed above.  That's easily the #1 Michigan play vs Indiana IMO.  But this isn't supposed to be the ten "best" plays we've ever had against IU.  Just 10 great plays.

I'll probably include the AC play next year since everyone has been clammering for it.  I just thought it would be interesting to include some great plays that have probably been kind of forgotten about over the years.

10/12/2017 - 6:34pm I'm...

I'm actually planning on doing this for each game (except for maybe against Rutgers and Maryland).  I did one for Michigan - MSU also.

But I'm planning on using 10 different plays for each game next year.  

10/12/2017 - 4:56pm I thought...

I thought that he looked compitent and then some against Ohio State the same year.  

Crazy game, though.  It must've been amazing to be there.

10/12/2017 - 4:55pm Definitely...

Definitely the best play in the history of the series.  I wanted to save some good plays for next year, though.

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10/10/2017 - 4:19pm Arena isn't the answer...

Arena isn't "the answer" but he's more compitent than Klinsmann.  All we need is to get to Russia, and then if you get lucky anything can happen.

Frankly, the idea that any coach is going to be "the answer" for the US is flawed.  

Coaches in international soccer don't get to spend enough time with the team to truly be able to play a significant role in developing talent.  Even good and established players see their form go up and down depending on their club situation and health.  You might have a guy in great form for one game, and then in poor form by the time you get to call him in for your next game a month or two later (look at Fabian Johnson for example - a guy who's been really solid in the Bundesliga and for the US for the last few years, but who was left out of the team completely this time because he'd struggled for the US lately).

On top of all that, international coaches don't have the luxery of going out and buying players that fit a certain system or that fill a hole in the roster.

The point is that in international soccer, no coach is going to take the US' roster and perform a miracle (you could say the same thing for Mexico, England, and a bunch of other teams and countries).  That's not to say that the US or Mexico could never win the World Cup - they could - but it would be the result of solid play and good luck, not because the team suddenly became the best or one of the few best in the world.

All that the coaches can do in international soccer is be extremely competent, take the roster they have, and put the guys in a position to play to their strengths (basically the opposite of what Klinsmann did in a lot of cases).  Overhauling a federation, implimenting a totally different system, or developing a ton of talent way above what your country usually produces isn't possible in most cases.  

The idea that there's a coach out there that could transform US soccer into a world power is silly.  It might happen down the line anyway as our talent continues to improve (because soccer is still growing in the US while it's more or less stagnant everywhere else), but if we become a world power some day, it won't be because we implimented a way different system or overhauled our Fedration.  It will because our talent improved a ton (something that's already happening, whether or not our current team has better players than what we had 8 years ago).

Obviously the US should get a new coach after the World Cup, but nobody is going to be "the answer" the way that some (naive) people thought Klinsmann was going to be.