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08/30/2018 - 8:14am (No subject)

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08/29/2018 - 11:05am (No subject)

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08/29/2018 - 8:23am Regarding Penn State last…

Regarding Penn State last year, I think that game exposed our aggressive defense's primary weakness. Namely, by playing an attacking style, it exposes us a bit to crossing routes and intermediate-length pass plays, which also was exhibited during the OSU game when they changed QBs and were able to connect on some of those. 

Fortunately, NDs QB hasn't shown the ability to reliably connect on too many of those, at least historically. 

Should be a very interesting game. I still think we manage to overcome slanted officiating and walk out of South Bend with a narrow victory.

08/28/2018 - 12:35pm (No subject)

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08/28/2018 - 9:57am Tough game to win on the…

Tough game to win on the road. All things being equal (which they aren't) we win this game. The challenge we face is that it's a night game on the road with refs that will likely favor the home team. Sadly, I think the refs will play an unfair role in this game and keep it closer than it should be. 

Watch the penalties and how many holding calls are made against NDs O-line. They will have to hold on nearly every play to keep our D-line at bay.

That said, I think we still manage to win by one score. M-21. ND-17.

 

08/24/2018 - 1:57pm When you sit as high in the…

When you sit as high in the firmament as D1 college football coaches and their associative ADs, there is a far more lenient standard from which they are judged and to which varying degrees of "punishment" is meted out. Same with our national politicians. It sucks, but it's true.

That said, it's time to move on. I'm sure Myer's embarrassment (aka "punishment") of being held out of three games is weighing heavily on his conscience!    /s

 

 

08/23/2018 - 9:51am As we've seen repeatedly,…

As we've seen repeatedly, universities are their own little fiefdoms with their own set of guidelines and rules that they choose to enforce only if and when it serves their purposes. Sadly, even local and federal authorities often look the other way to placate these people and protect the institutions. 

Politics at its worst. 

08/22/2018 - 1:07pm I think he makes an…

I think he makes an interesting argument. That said, I think attempting to rank coaches (and even players) is rather pointless. 

08/15/2018 - 6:39pm Probably not looking back…

Probably not looking back... However, I think he's inferring this year in his analysis, which suggests either a bias or ignorance of the current rosters. I'm not totally objective, but I would think even a casual observer would have to say that our roster is a bit superior to Staee's. 

08/15/2018 - 5:19pm (No subject)

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08/15/2018 - 5:07pm As disappointing as recent…

As disappointing as recent years have been, I have a hard time getting past Rich Rod's first year here. That was abysmal. 

08/02/2018 - 7:10am So... I've been a little out…

So... I've been a little out of the loop on this whole thing, but all of this stems from a domestic violence claim of which the police are already aware. Maybe I don't get it, but why should anyone except the accused be under scrutiny? This sounds like a weird witch hunt to me.

07/19/2018 - 8:55am I don't like the "glam"…

I don't like the "glam" chrome effect. 

07/16/2018 - 4:08pm I had him come in around 51…

I had him come in around 51 flat. Not bad at all. 

07/11/2018 - 9:54am (No subject)

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07/11/2018 - 9:51am (No subject)

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07/11/2018 - 6:48am Harrison may be a quiet kid,…

Harrison may be a quiet kid, but, as they say, still waters often run deep. If the article is accurate, the parents are a likely source of anxiety for him preferring a "neutral" third party to the "place up north." They may have other friends/associates who are OSU fans and are thinking about those relationships. For Zach, it comes down to making the easy local choice and pleasing others, or following his own road. What was it that Ricky Nelson once sang?... "You can't please everyone, so ya... got to please yourself." Let's hope he makes HIS choice, whatever that honestly is.

06/29/2018 - 1:00pm Sounds a bit like Bill…

Sounds a bit like Bill Belichick (who, rumor has it, is a fairly decent coach).

06/08/2018 - 5:09pm I'm very impressed with this…

I'm very impressed with this run. He looks incredibly fresh after crossing the line. 

06/08/2018 - 4:52pm Could be a special season if…

Could be a special season if the stars align and, as Harbaugh would say, "the creek don't rise".

05/30/2018 - 11:42pm His 247 comments are very telling...

..."It really gave me an idea of what Coach Harbaugh was like and how involved he is with the program," Carpenter told 247Sports following that visit. "Getting to meet and know Coach Harbaugh was probably the highlight of my visit. My parents and I have the utmost respect for Coach and what he's about after taking this visit. The time he invested in us during our conversations was more than any head coach has done at any school we’ve visited to date. We truly feel like he treated us like family and are grateful for his transparency and honesty (during the visit)."

05/12/2018 - 8:52am Okay...

...I'm going to say it...
On several of those runs, his vision, balance, cut-backs and burst was reminiscent of a young B. Sanders.

He seems to be a good all-around player.

05/12/2018 - 8:48am Okay...

...I'm going to say it...
On several of those runs, his vision, balance, cut-backs and burst was reminiscent of a young B. Sanders.

05/02/2018 - 4:29pm I think...

...he meant marinade. 

04/27/2018 - 8:23am My avatar...

...can't stop singing the happy song.

 

04/25/2018 - 10:04am I'm old school...

... and likely few would agree with me, but I think if a player is offered an increasingly valuable scholarship at a major university he owes that University his best effort at obtaining a degree and remaining there as part of the bargain. Conversely, if a player is good enough out of high school to go directly to the pros, they should be allowed to do that. I think it should be either or. You're good enough to play pro ball? Then go for it. You need additional experience? Here's the collegiate offer. I hate the one and done policy.

04/21/2018 - 7:10am Don't fret...

...I'm sure they'll find the rascal that stole the turf and hold them to account.

04/12/2018 - 11:22pm He does deserve....

...our well wishes. He will always be a good ambassador for UM. That said, every time I watched him on the field, his play reminded of a less accurate version of Ryan Leaf.

04/12/2018 - 10:06pm Agreed.

I watched a few episodes and felt the show was a distraction. That said, I'm not sure our record would have been any different without the cameras, but I think knowing they're on you naturally alters behavior, which could easily alter performance in a negative way.

 

 

04/10/2018 - 2:01pm Taking this whole thing one step further...

...is the potential "can of worms" the NCAA is considering here. Subsequent claims of having been "misled" could cause other players down the road to submit transfer waiver requests even for the most specious of reasons. The NCAA may be weighing that as a possible, if not probable, outcome in the event they grant these waivers.

For instance, "Coach X said during my recruitment that I would play on offense, and they moved me to defense. I was misled and want to transfer and become immediately eligible to play offense somewhere else."   

Of course, I think players shouldn't be required to sit out a year anyway. It's a stupid rule as far as I can tell and only marginally protects institutions while greatly harming players, IMHO.

Time will tell... C'mon NCAA. Do the right thing and grant the waivers. 

04/06/2018 - 1:52am (No subject)

04/02/2018 - 12:58pm Well...

... like many teams, I think Michigan tends to play to the level of their opponent. Let's hope that happens tonight.

03/23/2018 - 7:40pm Well...

...it could be 'roid rage!

/s

03/23/2018 - 11:13am (No subject)

03/14/2018 - 9:55am I can only say...

YIKES!

What the hell happens to so many of these people who have cushy jobs and Bright Futures? I just don't get it.

02/23/2018 - 5:55pm (No subject)

02/13/2018 - 3:43pm The bigger question...

...is how in the hell is a word that's spelled "Paczi," pronounced "Poonch-Key???"

02/13/2018 - 3:41am Of course...

...this wouldn't necessarily preclude someone from using any other tent concept as long as it doesn't violate the patentable portions of this structure.

02/08/2018 - 11:43am (No subject)

02/08/2018 - 9:23am (No subject)

02/08/2018 - 9:08am The author of the article...

... is a Maryland grad. He doesn't like Harbaugh making turtle soup out of his Terps every year. Obviously a grudge there.

02/06/2018 - 3:58pm That landing...

...looked too smooth to be real. If real, I'm impressed. 

02/01/2018 - 4:48pm So...

...he gets to keep his stapler, too, eh?

 

01/31/2018 - 5:32pm Cool Guy...

...is probably referring to TB not sending him any $. That's a real A-Hole thing to do!

/s

 

01/29/2018 - 8:24am I dunno...

... I guess I'm old school. I don't understand why there needs to be 10 (or more) coaches in the first place. Seems like too many to me. I realize we live in an age of specialization, but can specialization become a double-edged sword at some point? Do players receive marching orders from their position coaches and the head coach is on staff in a secondary (motivational) coaching role? Seems like to many chefs in the kitchen to me. 

Then again, I don't know much about coaching in the first place.

01/27/2018 - 1:53pm Ya know...

...it's hard to assess bad play calling vs. bad play on the field. It may be more a function of poor execution by our players. Hard to say.

01/26/2018 - 6:08pm What was it...

...that Shakespeare once said?  Oh yeah... "Things without all remedy should be without regard."

01/12/2018 - 1:57pm Easily solved...

...with elevator cleats.

 

01/10/2018 - 5:44pm Aw hell...

...I'll be their HC for half of Caldwell's contract amount. I can coach them to mediocrity year in and year out, too.

 

01/10/2018 - 3:54pm Well...

...No Enos envy among staffers, to be sure.