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06/01/2018 - 3:27am I hate all Ohio pro sports teams with a burning passing.

So naturally I am ecstatic whenever any Ohio pro team loses or gets fucked.

Fuck all Ohio pro sports team forevermore. Amen.

06/01/2018 - 3:23am Those would be incredible stats for the season.

I would take that every day of the week and twice on Saturdays.

05/30/2018 - 8:55pm Wow.

Judging by 247's Crystal Balls feature, we just pulled the rug out from under Clemson.

https://247sports.com/Player/Zach-Carpenter-46038793

05/14/2018 - 5:41pm I could be confusing my Michigan boards...

...but there is certainly a sizable (or vocal) minority that thinks Wilson is undeserving of his 5 star status - an opinion I very much disagree agree with.

And I prefer McDaniels over Wilson as well but I don't see it as an either/or.

I want Carton as our guard. And then I want some combination of Weems, Wilson, McDaniels, WIlliamson, and the guy from Cali.

05/14/2018 - 5:09pm I don't understand why fans are so down on Jalen Wilson.

The obsession with his lack of elite, jaw-dropping athleticism is baffling.

He does most everything well on a court; he has one notable weakness: doesn't shoot 3s at 40+% and that can be improved with dedication and consistency. He's the type of do-it-all player that's difficult for opponents to guard because he's not one-dimensional. Take his midrange jumpshot away and he'll get to the basket. Build a wall to stop him from getting into the lane and he'll create for teammates with his gravity.

Look at UNC's Justin Jackson. Was a 5 star and didn't have awesome athleticism. But he stuck around for 3 years and helped UNC to 2 Final Fours which yielded 1 National Championship.

I actually like that Wilson isn't a super-bouncy athlete. It means he'll likely be a 2-3 year player. And you need experience to win the Final Four.

Yes, Duke and Kentucky get headlines for all the 5 stars they recruit in every class. But given all the talent those programs have amassed, they've struggled in recent years during the NCAAT.

Teams that have experienced players are the ones who do well. Every year, Duke and Kentucky get Final Four hype but you'll see the "experts" rhetorically ask "can they overcome their inexperience." In the early part of the decade, the answer was yes. Now? The answer is no.

05/14/2018 - 4:57am Wins & Losses but...

Recruiting succss mostly comes down to win and losses.

That said, I've heard some disturbing things about how unorganized our recruiting operation had become behind the scenes. From what I've gathered, it seems Chris Partridge in particular was quite annoyed and voiced his concerns. It's no surprise that Harbaugh went out and got 2 excellent recruiters in Al Washington and Sherrone Moore.

Sidenote: Jay Harbaugh has mostly escaped criticsm on this blog despite our RBs struggling with blocking and fumbling. But he also hasn't been able to replace Tyrone Wheatley Sr. on the recruiting trail. Remove Jay's last name and look at the recruits he has brought in. (You won't be impressed when you compare it against Wheatley's commit list.)

Furthermore, it also doesn't help that we have McElwain who sucked as a recruiter at UF. (Contrast that with Jedd Fisch who was well-liked by players and recruits.) Even when McElwain was winning division titles, there were alarming stories from a number of recruits about UF's poor/alienating recruiting visits under his lax leadership. But McElwain was brought in for his coaching exerptise so we have no illusions about him.

05/11/2018 - 6:27pm The 's' didn't register while I'm typing on my phone...

So the poster above didn't know which year Peters is in.

Meanwhile I missed a "s" at the end of Peters because I'm typing on my phone.

 

It reflects poorly on you and your mental capacity for discussion if you think the two mistakes are the same.

And I doubt you care but I have the 3rd post in this thread. I typed BP's name correctly.

 

In any case, carry on with your petty imitations.

05/11/2018 - 6:09pm it was his 2nd.

He was a redshirt in 2016 and a redshirt freshman in 2017.

It's difficult to take your opinion seriously when you don't have the facts straight.

I don't know if Peter will or won't develop into a quality QB but I do know that less than 6 full games with (1) an OL which struggles at pass protection, (2) a WR group that didn't even have a dedicated full-time coach, and (3) questionable offensive playcalling isn't a good indicator of a young QB's ability.

05/11/2018 - 5:51pm Giving up on Brandon Peters already eh?

It's people like this that I criticized a few weeks ago. They're the same people who thought Zavier Simpson would never be a contributor here based on his freshman season.

05/10/2018 - 12:20am "How would you isolate the impact of the camps?"

How about before and after?

How many of our 2016 and 2017 commits were the direct result of satellite camps?

My guess: exceedingly few as to be neglible.

But in my firm opinion, people are overthinking this.

It always comes down to win and losses. Our 2016 season ended badly and our 2017 season was torpedoed by a number of issues including injuries.

Since that loss to Iowa in Kinnick, Michigan is 9-8 under Harbaugh. Yes. It's true. There's your explanation.

05/08/2018 - 3:36pm I'm starting to think...

...Half-Life 3 will be released sooner than this site is re-launched.

/Prove me wrong MGoBlog.

05/06/2018 - 3:37am "A defensive specialist"

Zavier Simpson defensive specialist that averaged 9 ppg and 4 apg once he became the starter as a sophomore (around the @Iowa game). Given that he's unquestionably an elite defender, perhaps you're underestimating his impact.

Also, many posters on this board thought Zavier Simpson wouldn't amount to much based on his freshman season. I'm sure if we went back and looked at post-game (snowflake) threads from last season, we would find many examples of that.

I would remind those same idiots (you know who you are) to keep that in mind before talking shit about Brandon Peters. Players improve over time (duh). Regardless of sport, it takes some longer than others to climb the steep learning curve.

05/06/2018 - 3:28am So posters can only discuss or criticize player inadequacies...

...when the team does poorly?

That's a dumb take.

05/03/2018 - 11:28pm Exactly.

Since Tom Brady began his march toward GOAT status, how much has that tangibly benefited Michigan?

I want to see us fucking win rivalry games, conference championships, and national championships.

If our players go on to be beastly NFL players, then awesome. But NFL success means little if the program isn't accomplishing its primary goals.

04/28/2018 - 8:51pm He's slowly but surely building the program...

A conference regular season title and a 2nd straight 40+ win season would be proof of this...

04/26/2018 - 6:36am Because players don't improve?

Besides, if our HC (who is supposedly a QB guru) can't get competent play out of a QB who has been in his system for 3 years then what does that say about his reputation? Is it undeserved?

Harbaugh's reputation as a QB guru is built largely around the success of Andrew Luck and then reforming Alex Smith in the NFL. (Yes, I know about Josh Johnson from Harbaugh's USD days.)

Colin Kaepernick balled out in the NFL as a rookie starter in 2012 but then struggled after defenses adjusted to his abilities by 2014.

"2nd half Jake Rudock's greatness" is romanticized. Look up his game-by-game stats. Outside of the Rutgers, Indiana, and Florida game, Rudock's stats weren't impressive. And 2 of those 3 teams aren't quality teams.

Wilton Speight was much improved in 2016 but inconsistent. How much of that was injury in the final few games?

But what was Wilton's problem in 2017? Why was O'Korn so terrible throughout? Why wasn't Peters the back-up ahead of O'Korn despite being clearly better? Was that

For a coach with a reputation for generating great QB play, Harbaugh has been underwhelming at Michigan.

Consider this: Michigan has had a top-10 defense EVERY year under Harbaugh despite changing coordinators and then a mass attrition.

But in those same 3 years, Michigan has yet to have a top-35 offense in S&P+.

Things that make me go "Hmmmm..."

04/26/2018 - 2:12am "If you have a competition at QB, you don't have a good QB"

O RLY?

Steve Young would like to have a word with you.

04/18/2018 - 10:22pm I can confirm the story about the students at Union Subway.

They were very generous and I thank them for it.

04/17/2018 - 9:55pm LOL at MGoBloggers getting baited...

...into responding by a concern troll like HailHail47.

04/17/2018 - 4:17pm How is Shea Patterson "locking down the job" when...

...he's running the 2nd team offense versus the 2nd team defense?

Dafuq?

04/14/2018 - 6:08pm Almost everyone.

We have a few Hoke recruits remaining like Chase Winovich, Bryan Mone, and JBB.

04/13/2018 - 8:56pm We have a new head coach.

The previous guy wasn't cut out for this level and, therefore, was fired.

04/10/2018 - 11:16pm That's a good way of Davis telling some MGoBloggers to STFU.

Some MGoBloggers have a well-documented history of writing off players who aren't major contributors as freshmen.

From this year's National Runner-Up team, there were people who believe Zavier Simpson and Jon Teske would never be important players based on the 2017-18 season.

"Oops."

And now some of those same fans want to write off Eli Brooks or Austin Davis or Ibi Watson.

04/08/2018 - 6:11pm Interesting.

I'm hoping we keep pursuing the Polynesian Cam Newton from California.

04/07/2018 - 8:42pm The "Pep knows his shit" stuff is funny and kinda revisionist.

1. It's not how much Pep knows. It's about the players know and can execute accordingly.

2. It's like some of you have forgotten about some of the very dumb situational calls our offensive coaches dialed up. Who else remembers the 4th quarter play call against PSU?

04/06/2018 - 6:26pm I can see 2018 Michigan defense being as effective or...

...even better than the 2016 Michigan defense.

This could be an all-time Michigan defense. We have the right combination of talent, experience, depth, and coaching.

04/06/2018 - 1:49pm I hope we can build our version of the Villanova model...

Try to get the best players and have them stay 2-4 years. Continuity is important.

You need more than just talent to win. You need experience.

 

I don't like the Duke/Kentucky model where it's a new starting 5 almost every season

04/05/2018 - 6:17pm I see.

In that case, I'll hope for 4.

But, by that logic, don't we also hang a National Runner-Up banner too (for 2013)?

04/05/2018 - 6:03pm Hopefully, in 2019 men's basketball will raise 3 banners...

1. Big Ten regular season championship

2. Big Ten conference tournament championship

3. Final Four + National Championship

 

All 3 in the same season would be a program first.

04/04/2018 - 1:56am Uh...maybe not having a dedicated WR coach...

...had something to do with the regression.

It's like coaching matters, ya know? Who woulda thought...

04/03/2018 - 4:58pm I see a number of posters...

...underrating the players we have returning and replacing them with freshmen in their projected line-ups for next season. Idiots had already given up on Zavier Simpson and Jon Teske after their freshmen seasons but they'll be integral players going forward after productive sophomore seasons.

The 2012 class was special in that it wasn't filled with 5 stars (like a Duke or Kentucky class) but contributed heavily as freshmen. In retrospect, it's easy to see why - they were future pros so their floors (and ceilings) were higher.

That said, the 2018 class does have a number of players who can contribute early and sustain it. The latter is important because Livers hit the freshman wall hard. Meanwhile, a player like Eli Brooks would've redshirted at Villanova. (Villanova redshirted Mikal Bridges, Donte DiVincenzo, and Omari Spellman.)

04/01/2018 - 11:46am Hello...

Who dis?

03/31/2018 - 11:28pm We need at least 75 points in my opinion...

Let's see...

03/30/2018 - 1:33pm He can make sure that happens IF...

- Wagner helps Michigan win the 2018 National Championship.

- Wagner returns to Michigan for his senior season, becomes an All-America, wins B1G PotY, and helps Michigan repeat as National Championships.

03/29/2018 - 12:17pm Horrible opening post. It deserves to be negged to Bolivia.

I do not find OP's ideas intriguing and do not wish to subscribe to his newsletter.

03/29/2018 - 1:32am I recommend watching the video where all these quotes...

...can be seen and heard.

Interesting comment by Don Brown about the Josh Metellus haters. He basically tells them to STFU because they don't know diddly squat.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtcK4ce3ygc

03/27/2018 - 2:18pm Not sure why people think he wouldn't fit...

...given the role Duncan Robinson plays for us.

03/27/2018 - 2:09pm Is OP a concern troll? Sure seems like it.

Btw, I want OP to tell me how many OADs there are at this season's Final Four.
 

It has been demonstrated conclusively that most Final Four teams usually have upperlcassmen cores.

Sure there are exceptions like 2011 Kentucky, 2012 Kentucky, 2015 Duke, and 2015 Kentucky, etc. because those coaches are able to get absurd amounts of talent. But they make up less than 20% of all Final Four teams.

Experience matters in key moments. With the exception of 2 teams (2012 Kentucky and 2015 Duke), every team that has won the National Championship in recent seaons had mostly juniors and seniors. Even the 2 exceptions I mentioned had an important senior. For instance, Duke had a senior Quinn Cook who provided invaluable leadership to freshman Tyus Jones.

03/27/2018 - 2:01pm Not sure why it's so difficult for our fans to...

correctly spell's Ed's last name.

It's 2 words ("war" and "inner") joined together to form Warinner.

03/27/2018 - 10:18am "We would need to be up by about 40 points [on Rutgers]."

Hmmm...so around the middle of the 3rd quarter then?

03/26/2018 - 3:22am Your post got me excited until I double checked...

1964: Michigan went 9-1, beat Ohio State in Ohio, won the conference outright, and won the Rose Bowl.

1992: Michigan went 9-0-3, tied with Ohio State in Ohio, won the conference outright, and won the Rose Bowl.

1993: Michigan went 8-4, beat Ohio State in Ann Arbor, tied for 4th, and won our bowl game.

Our combined record was 26-5-3. Not bad but not as superduper awesome as you said (28-3-3 and a conference title won outright each season).

03/25/2018 - 1:03am "Say Less, Do More"

- Michigan's 2018 Men's Basketball Team

03/22/2018 - 5:24pm Dylan McCaffrey

I'm hoping he'll be in the 210-215 range for his redshirt freshman season. He's tall guy so he'll still look lanky but he has added weight.

03/13/2018 - 7:03pm But what about CORCH Sean Miller in the NCAAT?

If you don't know what "corch" means, here's a good link.

"A particularly inept coach, especially one who manages to evade firing by having talented players on his or her roster. As a coach becomes more and more useless, the "a" slowly morphs into an "r."

Alternately, "Corch" may be used as a verb, as in, to "Corch" a kid up.

Inadvertently coined by U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown on the House floor (in reference to "Corch Irvin Myers" of Florida)."

Example:

ESPN Analyst #1: How did USC go from pre-season #1 to a middle-of-the Pac football team?
ESPN Analyst #2: Lane Kiffin is one helluva Corch.

03/12/2018 - 9:07pm ...

"Surely you can't be serious."

03/11/2018 - 11:15pm He's being a homer for OSU because his son plays for OSU.

IIRC, last season he picked us to win it all.

03/10/2018 - 12:25am SWAGGY POOLE FTW!

I can see him being one of the breakout stars of the NCAAT who goes on to become a household name...

Kid has lots of personality to match his game...

03/08/2018 - 7:22pm Yes!

I love that Swaggy Poole has his own section! Keep balling and winning!

03/08/2018 - 12:18am Beilein recently turned 65.

I think Beilein has 7-10 years left in him. Just my opinion.

03/08/2018 - 12:10am Yep.

This is good stuff. (Saved me some research.) Thanks Wolverine Devotee.