|01/17/2019 - 7:29pm||You don't see us as a…||
You don't see us as a playoff contender? I understand if you say Michigan won't make the playoffs, though thats debatable, or if you said they aren't a contender to win the NC (Clemson is gonna be really good). However, saying they won't even be a contender to make the playoff seems absurd.
What does it take for us to be a contender? Basically, we need to lose 1 or fewer games next year. Who is a real threat to beat us next year (by that I mean, who has more than say a 20% chance to beat us)? In my opinion, that list is at most 4 teams. Wisconsin, Notre Dame, Penn State, and Ohio State would all have a realistic expectation to beat us next year. However, I'd say we'd be clear favorites over Penn State and Wisconsin. So, if we can beat the teams we're supposed to beat, we'd probably go into the Ohio State game with a place in the Big Ten title game and the playoff on the line. That would make us contenders, would it not?
|01/10/2019 - 12:25am||Jesus this is the most…||
Jesus this is the most boring of boring takes.
A football program that was the second best in the Big Ten, while winning 10 games is grossly underachieving? How do you define grossly? How about underachieving? I do not think those words mean what you think they mean.
Mildly disappointing? Absolutely. I really want to beat Ohio State and make the playoff. However, grossly underachieving is what we were under Rich Rod.
Last of all, before you continue whining, remember that many people here wanted Beilein fired a few years back as well. He couldn't adapt to the modern game you see!! Literally the exact same whiners whining about the exact same things.
|01/08/2019 - 9:48pm||It is? We just won 10 games…||
It is? We just won 10 games and had a top 10 recruiting class. I think you need to look up the definition of floundering. Are there problems with the program? Of course!! Unless you are a Clemson or Alabama fan (I even saw someone on this board saying Alabama is "done" now), that is true of every program in the country. However, compared to where we were under Hoke and Rodriguez, things are wonderful these days. I want to beat Ohio State and to win the Big Ten as bad as anyone, but what I don't want, is whiny babies complaining that we are just very good instead of elite.
|12/28/2018 - 12:37am||The SEC is overrated and…||
The SEC is overrated and Alabama is overrated are two entirely separate statements... That seems obvious and something I didn't need to point out, but apparently I do. Alabama are consistently excellent. That does nothing to change the fact that they benefit from the current system.
|12/27/2018 - 6:05pm||Of course he does!! The…||
Of course he does!! The current system benefits him. Since the SEC is terribly overrated (and has been since Urban Meyer left Florida), Alabama could go 0-11 and still probably be in the CFP top 25.
|08/07/2018 - 1:34am||That's true, when have any…||
That's true, when have any of those teams relied on a walk-on to win a national championship? *cough* Hunter Renfrow *cough*
I am not making the argument that we can have a team full of walk-ons and compete at the highest level, we can't. However, the idea that having a walk-on receiver contribute significantly is some impediment to winning national championships, is directly contradicted by VERY recent evidence.