|11/21/2018 - 5:13am||Hopefully, when all is said…||
Hopefully, when all is said and done Harbaugh will have a higher win percentage than all his previous Michigan predecessors.
But what's in the past can't be changed. However, it can be improved upon. And beating Ohio State this Saturday would be a giant, affirming step.
|11/19/2018 - 5:31pm||The number of Michigan fans…||
The number of Michigan fans who still misspell Warinner's name pisses me off.
That said, I think highly of Warinner and think he has a beat on Ohio State's tendencies. I'm glad he's on our coaching staff now.
|11/14/2018 - 11:35pm||I prefer Bart Torvik.
I prefer Bart Torvik.
|11/09/2018 - 1:51am||Joel Klatt will be a hoot…||
Joel Klatt will be a hoot next week. He'll use this defeat to point out NC State was grossly overranked.
|10/22/2018 - 11:47pm||Kid is a BEAST. I highly…||
Kid is a BEAST.
@MGoBloggers, I highly recommend watching his tape.
I had the same reaction after watching Sainristil's tape as I did when I saw Khaleke Hudson's tape: "LOLOLOL, that's not a 3 star. WANT!"
|10/22/2018 - 5:36pm||WTF OP?
It's not an either…
|10/19/2018 - 6:42pm||75%?
I want it to be…
|10/19/2018 - 11:11am||I will never understand why…||
I will never understand why it's so difficult for Michigan fans to spell his name correctly. It's a combination of "war" and "inner" to form Warinner. He's the new Jake Rudddddock.
And while Michigan fans didn't like Harbaugh not naming an OC, this is an instance where it helps to have "collaborative playcalling" because everyone has input and shares the praise when the offense does well. It also protects any individual from being scapegoated by fans when things don't work out.
|10/15/2018 - 8:01pm||Have you watched LSU games?…||
Have you watched LSU games this season? If so, how many and which ones?
|10/13/2018 - 1:52am||FYI: The tweet was from…||
FYI: The tweet was from Tarik Black's personal account.
Yes, LetmeRockk_ is Tarik.
|10/10/2018 - 9:24am||I'm surprised Goodyear's…||
I'm surprised Goodyear's colors look suspiciously like Maize and Blue given that it was founded and is still headquartered in Ohio.
|10/07/2018 - 11:04am||2 of those 3 ranked…||
2 of those 3 ranked opponents are now 3-2. Hence, they're not ranked anymore.
At the end of the regular season, we'll have the benefit of hindsight and see how many quality wins each ranked team has.
|10/04/2018 - 11:29pm||Will he be a Trevon Grimes…||
Will he be a Trevon Grimes type nightmare, a Dontre Wilson/Jalin Marshall type nightmare, or a Percy Harvin type nightmare?
|10/04/2018 - 7:10pm||While I agree with your post…||
While I agree with your post, I think Keith Washington shouldn't mentioned in the same sentence as Kingston Davis and Alex Malzone. Washington is now the starting QB for a ranked team.
If anything, I count Washington as another recruiting positive for Harbaugh's staff. I think of it as "Harbaugh and his defensive staff assembled such a loaded group of DBs that the younger guys passed up an older guy who is now doing well at another place."
|10/04/2018 - 7:05pm||Uh, we already have 23…||
Uh, we already have 23 commits and the coaching staff is recruiting like it expects to take 30.
- RB/LB/ATH Qauvaris Crouh
- DE George Karlaftis
- WR Kyle Ford
- OL Bryce Benhart
- OL Trevor Keegan
- WR Jayden Ellis
- CB/ATH Mike Sainristil
|10/03/2018 - 5:24am||There were a lot of current…||
There are a lot of current Michigan fans who were not Harbaugh fans because of his comments about M's academics.
How times have changed...
|10/03/2018 - 5:24am||I will never forget Marcus…||
I will never forget Marcus Ray saying Butch Jones is a better coach than Jim Harbaugh.
|10/03/2018 - 3:51am||Because I'm responding to…||
Because I'm responding to your decidedly biased post. I wasn't taking a stand for Pep. I didn't like the hire and I'm not a fan of Pep. I thought Harbaugh could have taken a risk by hiring someone from lower levels (FCS) rather than take someone familiar.
|10/03/2018 - 3:47am||Sure. Let's focus on the…||
Sure. Let's focus on the play you gave as an example:
...every system has a version of the play. It's why there is no longer a clear distinction between "pro-style" and "spread" in the NFL anymore. It used to be that fans could tell what system a QB was running in the late 2000s/early 2010s by looking at whether a QB was under center or in shotgun. That's no longer the case. The system have been combined and there is now a hybrid system in the NFL. That's because NFL coaches, for all their faults, are great at quickly adding and subtracting plays in a "copy cat" league. Look at the proliferation of "college plays" that is suddenly the rage in the NFL. Example: The Chiefs used a play against the Patriots to great effect in week 1 (of the 2017 season) to shred New England's usually stout defense. In week 2, the Patriots used that same play (after film review) against the Saints in week 2. Brady confirmed it when asked about it.
|10/02/2018 - 10:05pm||"Nick is by far, the best…||
"Nick is by far, the best MSM football guy. Maybe that's not saying tons, but it is something."
|10/02/2018 - 10:00pm||This is a very disingenuous…||
This is a very disingenuous post.
"Jedd Fisch is in the pros now. Pep Hamilton did not do well in the pros."
Jedd Fisch was fired as Jacksonville Jaguars OC. You either don't know this or conveniently left this out.
And Fisch is now an offensive analyst for the LA Rams. He's not a full-time assistant coach on Sean McVay's staff.
|10/02/2018 - 9:58pm||You do remember that Fisch…||
You do remember that Fisch was our PGC when the offensive shitshows happened at Iowa or against FSU in the 2016-17 season, right?
|10/02/2018 - 9:43pm||Ah, yes...
The typical anti…
...The typical anti-academic/anti-analytics take that has become so popular within a particular demographic in recent years.
So let's review.
- build advanced systems which can simultaneously keep real-time, tracking profiles of billions of humans
- create a network that can send a digital object (i.e. email with attachments) from one side of the world to another in the blink of an eye
- build algorithms that can successfully identify and control outbreaks/diseases
- perform impossibly long computations of many variables
But according to you, math is incapable of more accurately explaining or predicting why a set of 11 humans in colored uniforms excels or struggles to move an object from point A to point Z in a rectangle-shaped space against another set of 11 humans in different colored uniforms.
I've often wondered: we know a smart person is aware of his or her intelligence. But does a dumbass comprehend the depths of his or her stupidity?
|10/02/2018 - 9:37pm||Didn't Bill C say that he…||
Didn't Bill C say that he wouldn't totally phase out the pre-season data starting this season because he retroactively found that using pre-season expectations actually improved accuracy?
Edit: Zenogias made the same observation a few posts above.
|10/02/2018 - 9:32pm||No.
Others may get caught…
Others may get caught up in semantics but I can articulate a clear distinction.
"One game at a time" is sequential. It means not looking back and not looking ahead. Just focus on the present.
"Preparing for opponent a, b, or, c like we're playing Ohio State" means doing your best to prepare comprehensively and effectively for the current opponent.
|10/02/2018 - 8:31pm||Haskins put up 31 points on…||
Haskins put up 31 points on us? You sure? I recall Barrett scrambling for a TD on a play where Hurst was clearly held.
|10/02/2018 - 8:23pm||Help me understand: what…||
Help me understand: what system doesn't require every single player to do its job correctly?
Triple option? lol
|09/27/2018 - 6:40pm||It's as if he, his staff, …||
It's as if he, his staff, and - specifically - Don Brown know exactly what they're looking for at different positions.
Shocking stuff, I know...
|09/23/2018 - 8:21pm||Many Americans also love…||
Many Americans also love bandwagoning on to winners. Ex: Patriots, Yankees, etc.
|09/23/2018 - 8:17pm||You're either trying to…||
You're either trying to crack a joke or incorrect.
Bama has played Louisville (2-2), Arkansas State (3-1), Ole Miss (3-1), and Texas A&M (2-2). 3 of those 4 are Power 5.
|09/22/2018 - 5:24am||"Elsewhere"
|09/22/2018 - 1:28am||I remember when know-it-all…||
I remember when know-it-all MGoBloggers here thought McSorley was only good for arm punting (as they liked to say)
That said, I want to see us smash Penn State this year.
We'll be coming off a Bye week.
|09/21/2018 - 4:27pm||Yes, I consider PSU a rival…||
Yes, I consider PSU a rival.
|09/19/2018 - 6:05pm||Word to the wise: just…||
Word to the wise: just ignore DeepBlueC.
He thinks he knows. He knows very little. But he has no problem pretending to know.
|09/12/2018 - 2:29am||You're using height to…||
You're using height to assume he'll be a slot. He may or may not be. Lots of outside WRs are 6'-ish.
In any case, we need playmakers regardless of height. A team can never have enough playmakers.
Odell Bekcham Jr. is 5'11. No one categorically calls him a "slot WR" because he's not. He plays inside and outside because he's a playmaker that is very difficult to cover regardless of where he lines up.
Now, I'm not saying Ellis is the next OBJ. But I doubt we'll care if Ellis is 6' if he consistently makes plays in a Michigan Winged Helmet.
|09/12/2018 - 1:48am||It if my firm opinion that…||
It if my firm opinion that Gary Moeller getting fired is one of the worst things to happen to Michigan Football.
Moeller was doing a number of things:
- most notably, he was trying to recruit lots of speed from Texas and California because he wanted a more dynamic passing attack alongside the powerful rushing attack
- he was more aggressive as a playcaller; Moeller also has the ultra-rare distinction of being a great OC and DC. (Young fans probably don't know this. He coached both sides of the ball at Michigan and was damn good at both.)
I think Moeller would've adopted something closer to the Purdue passing attack of the very late 90s and early 2000s because he would've encountered the spread while vigorously recruiting Texas. (That's basically how Purdue found the spread. When recruiting Drew Brees from Texas, Purdue OC Jim Chaney learned about the spread and was the earliest major adopter of the spread.)
|09/06/2018 - 3:33am||Uh, I think that might've…||
Uh, I think that might've been more about Nussmeier being dogshit.
|09/05/2018 - 7:45pm||Exactly.
What does that…
What does that tell you about our passing game considering our program's history?
|09/05/2018 - 2:33am||Uh, wut?
Ohio State's 2013…
2016 OSU (which had an anemic offense compared to the 2013 and 2014 OSU offenses) embarrassed Oklahoma in Norman.
Rich Rod was a scrub. He didn't emphasize defense and he didn't add power to his spread. The spread offense is now far more varied and complex than the stuff he ran at Michigan. The game evolves. Don't think so? Look at how many spread teams are now in the SEC.
We hired the wrong spread coach and he turned out to be the human death penalty.
|09/05/2018 - 2:20am||He's a douchebag and a troll…||
He's a douchebag and a troll.
The join date alone is a dead giveaway. (Cue GIF of guy saying "Deaaaaaad Giveaway.")
But then the bullshit content and sardonic tone of his posts is proof that he's not a Michigan fan.
|09/05/2018 - 1:40am||Brady Hoke is an example of…||
Brady Hoke is an example of nepotism.
No blueblood would've hired him with his resume. He was only hired because he was a former Michigan assistant.
|09/05/2018 - 12:56am||3rd generation Wolverine…||
3rd generation Wolverine with a MGoBlog join date of 09/04/2018, eh?
You're not fooling anyone.
|09/05/2018 - 12:17am||Fisch was a good coach …||
Fisch was a good coach (certainly better than what we've had the last 2 years). But let's not forget that he was also the OC when we laid stinkers at Iowa and struggled mightily against FSU in 2016.
|09/05/2018 - 12:15am||You have to be a fucking …||
You have to be a fucking (concern) troll if you post garbage like this. Thanks for exposing yourself.
Michigan fans want to win. We're tired of fucking losing. We want to win championships. Plural.
When Alabama (arguably the most staunchly tradition heavy of all schools) adapts to the spread (and recruits dual-threat QBs) because Saban sees its overwhelming advantages (after getting repeatedly beat by power spread passing teams), then you know times are changing.
|09/05/2018 - 12:07am||You don't think the UM…||
You don't think the UM fanbase wants an offense like Oklahoma's that combines spread with power?
Do the math.
The "60 pass attempts per game" is a myth with regards to OU's offense. Yes, some pass-happy spread offenses throw 40 or even 50 times a game.
|09/05/2018 - 12:00am||What was the last Michigan…||
Who was the last Michigan QB to throw for 3,000+ passing yards and 30+ TDs in the same season?
Hint: You'll be surprised and quite disappointed. The list is...well...I'll let you find out for yourself.
FYI: 3,000+ passing yards / 30+ TDs in the same season are pedestrian numbers by today's standards considering USC, OU, and Big 12 QBs do that plus waaaaay more on the regular now.
|09/04/2018 - 11:54pm||I hire an innovative coach…||
I hire an innovative coach who runs an aggressive, creative college offense that squeezes every ounce of talent out of our players - heralded or not.
A truly great coach/coordinator adapts to his players and gets the most out of them.
Compare Baker Mayfield's Texas Tech stats to his Oklahoma stats.
Compare Kyler Murray's Texas A&M stats to his Oklahoma stats.
What does Occam's Razor say?
It tells me Oklahoma's offensive system has a way of transforming and elevating misutilized players into stars who would have otherwise been relegated to JAG (just another guy) status and, therefore, been forgotten.
I recall TCU's Gary Patterson hiring away Sonny Cumbie from Texas Tech after the 2013 season which marked a clear philosophical shift from the pro-style offense to the air raid offense.
No coach or player is bigger than the team/program, right?
I'm willing to give Harbaugh this entire season to prove he can win his way on offense. If he does not demonstrate tangible improvement in the win column against a fierce schedule, then he must relinquish control of the offense and recruit the best available coach - young or old - to run the unit. I realize that Lincoln Riley-esque geniuses don't grow on trees but I'm sure there are young, talented, innovative coaches who would crawl over miles of broken glass to coach at Michigan. They merely need the opportunity to prove themselves.
|09/04/2018 - 1:42am||Uh, he did.
Did you miss…
Uh, he did.
Did you miss the following line?
|08/28/2018 - 9:52pm||Hopefully Dienhart is taking…||
Hopefully Dienhart is taking a well-earned vacation in Bolivia.
|08/28/2018 - 7:33pm||Nope, not interested in that…||
Nope, not interested in that scenario.
I'm quite fine with Michigan going 13-0 and Wisconsin finishing 11-2 after the Big Ten Championship.
I've grown to hate Wisconsin after the injury to Grant Newsome and then the injury to Peters. I hope Harbaugh dominates Paul Chryst going forward.