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01/12/2019 - 8:22am It was after the "attempt to…

It was after the "attempt to deceive" call that I became fully convinced of the bias against M and Harbaugh by officials and the deep state. 

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01/07/2019 - 2:01pm I really don't think he…

I really don't think he needs a job at this point in his life. I'm sure his bank account is plenty healthy.

01/03/2019 - 8:35am Good question. The scheme…

Good question. The scheme has to fit the players collective skill set, too. Plus, as we frequently saw under RichRod, if you use a fast-paced spread offense and score too quickly, the defense doesn't have time to recuperate and you end up with basketball scores on turf. 

As with any system, it comes down to individual players and how they execute as a unit. Ideally, I'd like to see a more hard-to-predict offense that tends toward longer, sustained drives using effective run/pass mix. Those 5-7 minute drives demoralize opposing defenses.

I'm certainly no expert, but I think this year's biggest problem was two-fold:  1. Not getting our uber-talented wideouts enough touches with quick hitches and slants, and 2. Being too damned predictable with our play calling vis-a-vis our formations. If effing Indiana and OSU can get their wideouts and slot receivers one-on-one against linebackers, why can't we?

12/29/2018 - 11:37am I'm moderately concerned…

I'm moderately concerned that an offensive road map (aka: crossing route frenzy) from the Indiana and OSU games was handed to the Gators and that we might not have a defensive answer for it. 

That said, I still think we win by one score... somehow. 

12/21/2018 - 12:44pm If he picks Tennessee, it…

If he picks Tennessee, it would be a real head-scratcher, unless, of course, we're talking Tenne$$ee.

12/21/2018 - 9:27am Not entirely certain, but I…

Not entirely certain, but I think he has expressed interest in switching to defense for better marketability at the next level.

12/21/2018 - 9:25am He changed his last name to…

He changed his last name to Alai and switched sports.

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12/19/2018 - 2:39pm The Wisconsin lineman looks…

The Wisconsin lineman looks really slow. Do not want.

12/18/2018 - 4:05pm Yeah. Better to offer…

Yeah. Better to offer something like, "six chances in ten."

12/18/2018 - 11:30am Eventually, yes. I…

Eventually, yes. I occasionally wonder how kids these days are making their decisions. If they are "elite," it really won't matter which Power Five program they attend. Put in their shoes, I think I would base my decision on three criteria:  1. Can I get good coaching to enhance my potential, 2. Is there an honest opportunity to play sooner rather than later (and possibly jump start a pro career early), and 3. Can I get a quality education with an ample alumni support system in the event an unfortunate, career-ending injury occurs. 

As such, Michigan should be at or near the top of any kid's list, assuming they can meet the admissions standards. These standards, of course, raise another issue that likely affects the competitive recruiting landscape. As in, "I'm a good player, but my grades don't meet Michigan's standards. However, I can be admitted into any number of other P5 programs..."

 

12/18/2018 - 11:14am Not sure the logo with a…

Not sure the logo with a downward arrow is a positive image enhancer, but WTH.

11/28/2018 - 10:22am College football has become…

College football has become a quagmire, to be sure. It's difficult to determine the top 4 this year. That said, I would prefer to have beaten Ohio State this year and lost in the B1G championship game to NW, and I'm sure most would concur. 

There's always next year!

11/24/2018 - 1:19pm Nope.

Nope.

11/21/2018 - 8:35am In the same vein, what about…

In the same vein, what about Chalupas?

11/20/2018 - 3:42pm Why is Tiger Woods in that…

Why is Tiger Woods in that blue ball??

11/20/2018 - 3:40pm All Urbz can do is watch… All Urbz can do is watch while choking his chicken.

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11/20/2018 - 10:46am Had the same login problem…

Had the same login problem earlier today.

 

11/13/2018 - 4:08pm Yeah, I think the head-to…

Yeah, I think the head-to-head will carry a bit more weight to the committee. As such, if all goes according to your scenario, I still see us ending up #4. 

Having said all that, I think we now could beat ND by a comfortable margin if the game were played today.

 

11/13/2018 - 9:51am That's probably why Bo had…

That's probably why Bo had the philosophy that when you throw the ball, three things can happen -- two of them bad.

 

11/12/2018 - 8:02pm Probably needs more work in…

Probably needs more work in the weight room.

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Er... uh... maybe not.

11/09/2018 - 7:56am (No subject)

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11/07/2018 - 10:52am That's why we need to expand…

That's why we need to expand to eight teams my humble opinion. While it won't necessarily remove SEC bias, it will ensure other teams and conferences have opportunities they don't currently.

11/05/2018 - 4:17pm Not a sticker fan. One man's…

Not a sticker fan. One man's opinion.

11/05/2018 - 9:31am Uh... Papa Smurf?

Uh... How about Papa Smurf?

11/05/2018 - 8:46am Yes, nothing is inevitable,…

Yes, nothing is inevitable, especially when it comes to college football. One or two crazy plays (as we well know) can determine the outcome. That said, go blue!

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11/02/2018 - 7:24am Obviously, Franklin is…

Obviously, Franklin is attempting to send a message to the officiating crew. 

10/30/2018 - 11:51am Picking a national champion…

Picking a national champion from among only  4 teams has always been a problem, to me. I have never understood why they didn't Institute a system in which the power 5 Conference champions plus 3 at-large teams played for the championship. The current system leaves too many unanswered questions.

10/26/2018 - 7:31am ...'nuff said?



 

...'nuff said?

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10/24/2018 - 9:17am Now that the speculation is…

Now that the speculation is over, I can almost hear the O-Lines of the remaining teams on the schedule groaning with the possibility of staring across the line of scrimmage at Rashan & Company. 

10/24/2018 - 9:03am Injuries are a tricky thing…

Injuries are a tricky thing. While medically a player might be cleared to play, the pain factor is really up to the player to determine and on which to take a decision. We're fortunate we're deep enough on the line this year to have kept the winning train rolling without Rashan. He will be needed if we're going to have any shot at winning out and making the playoffs, IMHO.

10/24/2018 - 8:47am That's encouraging, indeed…

That's encouraging, indeed. Heal quickly, Rashan! The bye week is coming at a good time, too.

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10/24/2018 - 6:09am Football is a game of…

Football is a game of constant, high-speed collisions. Part of the problem with targeting is that it tries to measure, judge and penalize player intent. Egregious, personal "Gholston" fouls are one thing. Incidental helmet-to-helmet contact at full game speed is quite another. 

10/23/2018 - 2:24pm He seems very "Hart-like" to…

He seems very "Hart-like" to me in terms of skill set and running style. As such, he could land on an NFL roster as Hart did, but I'm not sure he's starter material. I'd love to be proven wrong. We shall see.

10/23/2018 - 10:13am This crap is over the top…

This crap is over the top and Dantonio is ultimately responsible for keeping things on the up-and-up on the field. That said, Onwenu and Runyan's responses were golden.

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10/23/2018 - 9:37am Hey Warde, I'm just curious…

Hey Warde, I'm just curious... Have you been paying attention to the egregious play by MSU players in recent years?

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10/22/2018 - 6:51pm Those who stay... 

That…

Those who stay... 

That said, we increasingly live in a world (sadly) where instant gratification has become the norm and the expectation.

10/22/2018 - 1:12pm I have a feeling Gary is…

I have a feeling Gary is wrestling with this whole idea. I can't imagine that he would sit out the rest of the year if he's at all able to play and participate in what could be a B1G championship run... Possibly a playoff berth as well. My quarter says if he is physically able to play, he will play this year. 

10/22/2018 - 8:12am This was egregious and…

This was egregious and inexcusable. He could have broken Denard's neck. 

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10/20/2018 - 10:07am Not making the trip? Not…

Not making the trip? Not even to cheer on your teammates? I'm not sure I understand. Coach's decision, I would think, but why? Is that standard protocol?

10/19/2018 - 1:01pm We're all excited and…

We're all excited and nervous for the game and just want to chat. The weather is always something to chat about when it comes to football. It's that simple. 

10/19/2018 - 12:32pm It's density... er, uh…

It's density... er, uh... destiny... 

10/19/2018 - 7:45am True 'dat. That said, one…

True 'dat. That said, one guy's response to the forecast would seem to indicate a wetter preference:

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10/19/2018 - 6:32am (No subject)

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10/19/2018 - 6:15am (No subject)

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10/19/2018 - 6:06am (No subject)

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10/19/2018 - 6:02am (No subject)

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10/19/2018 - 5:57am Gotta dance to 'dat tune!

Gotta dance to 'dat tune!

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10/19/2018 - 5:46am I agree with the NBA…

I agree with the NBA sentiment. It's just not fun to watch any more.

10/18/2018 - 8:40pm Well, when it comes to MSU…

Well, when it comes to MSU quarterback's depth, I'd say he's in so deep that he's up to his neck in trouble Saturday!

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10/18/2018 - 2:36pm (No subject)

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