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12/11/2018 - 1:06am Wrong. Rudock's production…

Wrong. Rudock's production was very similar to his junior year Iowa and senior year here. Speight's production his junior year here also is very similar to his senior year at ucla.

12/07/2018 - 11:55am Dude you can't even see the…

Dude you can't even see the receivers 80% of the time the way the TV cameras are set up. These WIDE OPEN receivers you speak of must have came from Chris Carter's "source."

Also if every single QB we have can't find their target then hmmm I don't know...simplify the system!

12/03/2018 - 7:16am Well at least he gets to…

Well at least he gets to play right away transferring to a D2 school.

12/02/2018 - 11:13pm I thought he left cause he…

I thought he left cause he kept getting caught on PEDs.

12/02/2018 - 11:11pm Who are our explosive RBs in…

Who are our explosive RBs in waiting?

12/02/2018 - 12:43pm I'm not against a Roundtree…

I'm not against a Roundtree hire but wonder how half the people here say Hart isn't qualified to be RB coach here and Roundtree who's resume doesn't even compare is ready to be our WR coach.

12/02/2018 - 12:37pm Freshmen WRs tend to make…

Freshmen WRs tend to make big jumps from frosh to soph years. We may never know how improved Jim M made our WRs compared to their natural progressions.

He was not a hot shot on the recruiting trail though.

11/27/2018 - 11:21pm And why didn't msu get…

And why didn't msu get torched by osu when they only sacked Haskins twice? The talent gap there is gargantuan. According to their high school player rankings Haskins should have thrown for 800 yards. 

osu exploited mismatches by getting speedsters matched up with slower dudes against a terrible Don Brown game plan. And also Brown's refusal to put more speed into the game (Ambry Thomas).

11/27/2018 - 11:12pm Nope. Speed gap. Long and…

Nope. Speed gap. Long and Hill were always known for speed and quickness. 

You just named very fast osu players vs slower Michigan players. Watson has talent. He has proven that DESPITE his ranking you're stuck on. He does not have speed/quickness. He has also proven that.

11/27/2018 - 11:02pm We had zero sacks against…

We had zero sacks against butgers, 2 against Indiana, and zero against osu. 2 total in our last 3 games combined.

It wasn't just osu we struggled to get to the QB but it was the worst.

11/27/2018 - 10:37am We lost 7 straight years to…

We lost 7 straight years to them. But as long as you are here explaining that "we should of" this or "if" that I feel oh so much better now...

Quit treating these losses as moral victories and blaming them on excuses. 

11/27/2018 - 9:22am This is a terrible take. So…

This is a terrible take. So if we played the Citadel instead of ND week 1 our players would of been more mentally and physically prepared for osu?

If you can't "get up" for THE GAME then then you have no business playing in it or coaching it.

11/27/2018 - 9:14am I believe the late DL…

I believe the late DL movements started when Greg Mattison got here. You couldn't ask for a better DL coach but I do wish we could eliminate the late set ups.

11/27/2018 - 9:09am So much this^

So much this^

11/27/2018 - 9:03am And 3 of our 4 starting DBs…

And 3 of our 4 starting DBs were ranked highly. Long, Hill, and Kinnel were 65, 132, 189. Two of which will get drafted this year or next.

11/27/2018 - 8:57am Watson has been pretty darn…

Watson has been pretty darn good for 2 years and Metellus is our best safety this year. They both are known quantities and better than their HS rankings you presented.

The real gap was in speed and scheme. Brown foolishly believed Watson could keep up in a foot race against players much faster than him in man to man over and over again. You don't have to be a highly ranked HS player to out-quick a slower corner back.

You say they didn't play to their potential for essentially the whole season of course right up until they played us. I say our coaches had terrible gameplans. Why didn't we watch what worked against osu from Purdue, Neb, and Maryland. And then sprinkle some of those ideas into our offense? MSU has slower dudes all over the field and did really good against osu's offense. Why didn't we review those schematics in case we needed to tweak things? Why wasn't Ambry Thomas, who I read is the fastest player on the team, in when our biggest deficiency was speed and the player ahead of him was burnt toast?

We were over confident in what got us to the game ranked 4th and thought doing everything the exact same was a good idea. Last year, offensively we did well against osu because we broke tendencies and used tons of counters and misdirection all game. 

11/27/2018 - 8:30am This is exactly what I told…

This is exactly what I told my brother. osu's 2 minute offense against PSU was all screens and drags. By no means should that have ever worked. That is basically their whole offense. Then about 1 every 10 balls they take a deep shot. They did not do a single play against us where I thought wow what a unique play. 

11/27/2018 - 8:19am The cramping issues are…

The cramping issues are directly connected to our strength/conditioning coach and nutritionist.

11/27/2018 - 8:16am I can't get behind any…

I can't get behind any talent gap reasoning. Last year Iowa and this year Purdue destroyed osu despite a massive talent gap. PSU, Nebraska, Maryland all could have beat osu despite another large talent gap. If all these different teams were put in a position to beat osu in the 4th and we already lost by the 3rd, then all of our coaches failed us miserably.

If you believe we have to out recruit urban to beat him on Saturdays then we will be winless against him for all eternity. 

11/26/2018 - 7:45pm My condolences brother. 

My condolences brother. 

11/26/2018 - 7:41pm I think it is simple. Urban…

I think it is simple. Urban is an A+ OC and Jim is a B or B- OC. They can both fixate on winning the game the same amount but one coach knows how to coach an offense a whole lot better than the other. Hence, we need a big time hire in place of Pep.

11/26/2018 - 7:34pm I don't think their game…

I don't think their game plan was surprising or unique by any means. They ran the same plays I've seen from them in other games I watched this year. I, as a fan, fully expected tons of crossing routes and short quick passes. It's a core concept of their offense. So there is no way our coaches were caught off guard by their play calling. I believe we just over estimated some of our players abilities. I think Brown was 100% confident in Watson being able to hang with their speedsters in man to man. Our LBs on RBs in coverage is just a weakness by design in Brown's defense. People here use to always complain about McCray on RBs too. It's just a natural mismatch.

I am surprised Jim thought the same offense that we had all year was going to be enough this game. We tweaked minor things for this game but had absolutely nothing hidden up our sleeve. We have no creativity on our offensive staff. Last year we abused the osu D with counters and misdirection. Where the hell was that this year? 

Why wasn't Watson and Gil pulled for Ambry and Ross while at the same time Tru is taking carries away from Higdon and McCurry is taking targets away from DPJ, Collins, or Black? These substitutions and lack there of literally helped osu, not us. Is our staff over thinking things or what?

11/26/2018 - 9:41am Did you watch Speight play…

Did you watch Speight play this year or just look up his passing yards for his last game and conclude that? His last year here he threw 7.2 yards per attempt and had 3 TDs to 2 INTs. This year he threw 7.3 yards per attempt and 6 TDs to 6 INTs; extremely similar seasons. He has shown he is the same dude who peaked in 2016 that a few here thought he was.

I was only able to watch about half his snaps at UCLA but he was asked to do a ton of dink and dunk passing from what I saw.

11/26/2018 - 8:55am You never have "no choice."…

You never have "no choice." He could of easily just said we have been practicing great and are confident going into the game. Or any cliche football jargon similar to that. He was not forced.

11/26/2018 - 8:49am Weird. I remember reading…

Weird. I remember reading front page posts on here about Brown and his defense were brought here specifically to stop the spread. And now this year his D gets completely embarrassed and more standard base D's held up much better. What kind of bizarro world am I living in?

11/26/2018 - 8:44am When Rudock was here he was…

When Rudock was here he was excellent at getting the ball out quick. I believe the slow ass long developing plays really became a thing when Pep and Harbaugh were crafting offensive scheme together after Jed left.

11/26/2018 - 8:36am 80%+ of their passing…

80%+ of their passing offense was drags and wheel routes. Definitely not an air raid offense.

11/26/2018 - 8:32am I thought the offense looked…

I thought the offense looked very similar as last year. Just some more QB runs and literally a handful of new RPO's this year. Everything else... same.

11/26/2018 - 8:20am Do we even have an up-tempo…

Do we even have an up-tempo offense? Re-watch the end of the ND game. Our 2 minute offense was geriatric paced. I have not seen up-tempo on offense in the last 2 years. 

11/25/2018 - 7:43pm So all our players got the…

So all our players got the flu but all osu players didn't because...? The flu only exists in Michigan?? 

11/25/2018 - 7:38pm Harbaugh doesn't want our…

Harbaugh doesn't want our best plays to be on film for the first 4 years. You just wait till these next 4... they'll never see what's coming!

*sad sarcasm

PS can we officially retire the 'saving our playbook for osu' crock of shit we say every season now?

11/25/2018 - 8:22am Isn't that part of the…

Isn't that part of the problem? Pep is getting 1 mil a year and no one knows what he even does? The people who aren't calling for his head don't know what he does either.

11/24/2018 - 9:53pm Florida's offense was…

Florida's offense was garbage until they fired McElwain. Now they look way better without him. We need a new OC but Jim M would be a poor hire.

11/24/2018 - 2:00pm Osu is doing the same things…

Osu is doing the same things they've done all year. No reason we aren't doing better defensively. Watson obviously was a strategic target they are picking on.

11/20/2018 - 6:36am Just cause one turd floats…

Just cause one turd floats it doesn't mean it shouldn't be flushed down with the rest.

11/19/2018 - 11:28pm His face is up and implanted…

His face is up and implanted into the shoulder area of Edwards. If his head was 6 inches lower towards the abdomen of Edwards this would of been a clean hit even by today's rules.

11/19/2018 - 11:26pm (No subject)

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11/19/2018 - 11:23pm The definition of the crown…

The definition of the crown of the helmet is literally the top of the helmet. Look it up. Did you just make up everything you came up with or actually find that somewhere?

11/19/2018 - 8:41pm When the going gets tough,…

When the going gets tough, urban gets health problems.

 

11/19/2018 - 12:52pm Come on man. This is not an…

Come on man. This is not an accident. He never lost balance. He put all of his weight on the lineman's ankle with his cleats. Maybe the sun was in his eyes and a strong wind gust suddenly pushed him to step and walk on the dude's leg?... 

It was a dirty play. End of story. I'm a die hard Michigan fan but good lord man have some balance to your perspective.

11/19/2018 - 12:35pm When Michigan players commit…

When Michigan players commit legit targeting or late hits do you react the same? Or only when the shoe is on the other foot?

11/18/2018 - 5:14pm The crown of the helmet is…

The crown of the helmet is the very top point. The player did NOT lead with the crown. If he did he probably would have hurt his own neck. Nor did he launch as his feet never left the ground. Learn what those terms mean and re-watch the play. The center point of contact was the shoulder, not the chin. Which by rule I would consider the "neck area"

But I agree this could have been on any play. KO should not be banned. They are close enough to extinct already.

11/18/2018 - 2:18pm The Indiana player lead with…

The Indiana player lead with his hands and face mask not his crown, planted his face mask in the upper chest/shoulder of Edwards, not direct head to head. And he finished the play extending his arms out, not driving his helmet through Edwards. It was also face to face contact, not a blind side defenseless player hit. 

Bush's hit against MSU was much "dirtier" than this. Let's not be the 'its ok when we do it but when other teams do it its wrong' fans. Any celebrating hurting a player or obvious intent to injure is disgraceful and should be shamed but let's not forget this is football and hitting is the name of the game. Do we not preach to our own players to solve their problems with aggression?

11/18/2018 - 2:06pm (No subject)

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11/18/2018 - 2:00pm Let's get off our high horse…

Let's get off our high horse here and quit acting like Indiana is all of a sudden a dirty evil program and we are sanctimonious the way we hit people on the field. 

11/18/2018 - 1:56pm https://m.youtube.com/watch…

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=k_DoQaXY7ZA

11/17/2018 - 11:09pm Fantastic tradition!

Fantastic tradition!

11/15/2018 - 9:21pm Best coaching this year in…

Best coaching this year in order:

1. Warinner. 2. Brown

3. Jim Harbaugh 4. Mattison

5. Zordich 6. Moore

7. Washington 8. Partridge

9. Jay Harbaugh 10. McElwain

11. Pep

11/11/2018 - 10:41am He must be amazing at them…

He must be amazing at them in practice? He now has 5 rushes for a grand total of -2 yards. It's been a wasted down on every one of his tries so far. Definitely would like to see another player get these attempts.