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11/18/2018 - 12:01am Yeah.  Poor clock management…

Yeah.  Poor clock management at the end of a half isn't something new for this staff.

11/10/2018 - 11:33pm I don't think that would…

I don't think that would change the competitive imbalance between the east and west.  Hopefully Frost can get the Huskers back to being a solid program.

11/06/2018 - 8:41pm I get that Evan's might not…

I get that Evan's might not be the pound it between the tackles every down type of back, but if Warriner stays around the oline could be downright nasty next year.  You get Evan's behind a stud oline where nice size holes are fairly common and he could do some damage.

11/04/2018 - 6:37pm In the immortal words of Obi…

In the immortal words of Obi-Wan Kenobi:  "Ohio Stadium.  You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy."

11/04/2018 - 2:29pm It was another week where…

It was another week where almost half the top 25 lost - LSU, Kentucky, Texas, Florida, Houston, Utah, Virginia, A&M, Iowa, PSU.  If a team was ranked in the lower part of the top 25 they were going to move up.  

11/03/2018 - 10:40am Not sure why so many people…

Not sure why so many people like Notthwestern.  I think ND wins fairly easily.  

10/29/2018 - 11:13pm Not just you.  Happened with…

Not just you.  Happened with me too.

10/27/2018 - 10:31pm Nice week for a bye.  Looks…

Nice week for a bye.  Looks like about half the top 25 is going to lose.  Granted most of them are in the bottom half of the 25, but it'll be a big shake up in the rankings.

10/25/2018 - 1:00pm LSU lost to Florida.

LSU lost to Florida.

10/23/2018 - 10:22pm I forgot how stellar Kelly's…

I forgot how stellar Kelly's reputation was before ND hired him.

10/22/2018 - 11:04pm Do you realize how much time…

Do you realize how much time these guys spend in, around and with the football program?  If he's unhappy, it's probably good that he left.  

These guys aren't putting in 20 hrs a week with the coaches and then a game on Saturday.  A huge chunk of the time they are awake is spent with the football program. They are putting in 50, 60+ hours a week with the football program. If you get 20 hours of coaching contact a week minus the game, that's 3.5 hours a day Sunday-Friday.  The catch is though if practice starts at say 2:30, in order to get taped, all the equipment on and stretch to be ready to go for practice they are probably getting to the facility around 1:30.  Practice ends at 6 but then you might have to ice, get all your equipment off and shower.  They probably aren't leaving the facility until 7ish and then it's off to the training table with the team.  On Fridays from the time they show up at the facility until after the game on Saturday, they are with the team and coaches.  

Why would someone, whether they are a college kid playing football, and adult in the working world, etc. do something where they spend the vast majority of time awake in an unhappy situation?

10/21/2018 - 1:08am Agree.  Starting in 1987,…

Agree.  Starting in 1987, this is only the 3rd time Michigan has won by double digits in East Lansing.  The other two times were in '91 and '97.

10/20/2018 - 6:28pm Part of that is on Shea.  As…

Part of that is on Shea.  As Brian pointed out in the UFR this past week and Klatt pointed out during the telecast today, there are times when Nico and DPJ are one on one and Shea won't throw it.  Give your guys a chance to make a play.  Heck, on the 3rd down play where Shea was sacked and then Nordin missed the FG, DPJ was open in the endzone.  On the replay you could see that as soon as he was going to make his cut to the sideline he was going to be open.  

10/15/2018 - 12:13am I realize this is more about…

I realize this is more about Sparty fail images but how the heck is Woodson's interception not in the OP's post?

10/15/2018 - 12:07am I don't know if an 11-1 ND…

I don't know if an 11-1 ND team would need a lot of chaos to get into the playoffs.  There are a ton of games left between teams with 1 loss.

West Virginia still has to play Texas and Oklahoma.  Then the top 2 teams in the Big 12 play in the title game.  The Big 12 champ could be a 2 loss team.

Georgia and Florida still have to play each other and then the winner will more then likely play in the SEC title game.  LSU and Alabama still have to play each other as well as one of them probably playing the SEC title game.  

In the ACC, unless NC State has an historic season, their hopes for a berth are resting entirely on Clemson's shoulders.

In the Pac-12 you have 3 one loss teams left - Oregon, Wash St and Colorado.  Oregon and Wash St play this weekend, and Wash St and Colorado play later in the year.  Both Wash St and Colorado still have to play Washington.  If Oregon doesn't win the Pac-12, it will almost assuredly be a team with 2 or more losses.

By the time the dust settles after the weekend of the conference championship games, there will probably be very few teams with 0 or 1 loss.

10/14/2018 - 10:57am That's the best all around…

That's the best all around game Michigan has played since 2016.

10/01/2018 - 3:47pm The reason UM doesn't many…

The reason UM doesn't many upperclassmen wr's on the roster is because the young kids beat them out and the upperclassmen decided to transfer.

09/30/2018 - 12:59pm Fox sucks for college…

Fox sucks for college football because they treat their telecasts like an nfl game.  After a  score Fox goes to a commercial break, come back for the kickoff and then goes to another commercial break.  It's awful.  Pretty sure ABC was not doing that with the PSU/OSU game.

09/22/2018 - 2:14pm That's some good comedy.

That's some good comedy.

09/22/2018 - 8:33am I tend to agree.  Brown's…

I tend to agree.  Brown's defense usually does a pretty good job of containing mobile quarterbacks on designed running plays. Where Brown's defense has struggled with mobile quarterbacks is when they scramble out of the pocket on passing plays.  A lot of teams struggle to contain mobile quarterbacks scrambling out of the pocket on passing plays but the man to man coverage michigan plays often leads to the quarterback scramble picking up chunks of yardage.

09/05/2018 - 11:45am Same.  I was getting a lot…

Same.  I was getting a lot of 502 Saturday night.

09/04/2018 - 9:50pm I'm pretty sure Illinois…

I'm pretty sure Illinois counts as a rivalry game too!!!!!!

09/03/2018 - 5:48pm The catch is if it wasn't…

The catch is if it wasn't Runyan, it would be someone else getting the heat.  It didn't help that a good chunk of the oline talk from the Fort was how Runyan had locked down one of the tackle spots well in advance of the season.

09/03/2018 - 10:26am Sure it's been practiced…

Sure it's been practiced many, many times in camp.  But in camp there isn't 80,000 fans screaming while the oline is trying to read the defense and make their oline calls and then listen for the clapping of the QB.

09/03/2018 - 12:55am You forgot the delay of game…

You forgot the delay of game penalty by the offense on the first play of the second half.

09/02/2018 - 1:02am HIs last UM team won a share…

HIs last UM team won a share of the Big Ten title.  In fact, his last two teams won an outright title and a share of the Big Ten title.  Michigan hasn't won a Big Ten title since Braylon's eligibility ended.

09/02/2018 - 12:49am If you're going to thrown it…

If you're going to thrown it, why not a jump ball to 6'4" Collins or 6'2" to DPJ who's box jump video had us drooling a couple years ago?

09/02/2018 - 12:46am 3 of the first 4 ND drives…

3 of the first 4 ND drives went 75 yds for a TD, 96 yds for a TD and 75 yds for a TD.  I'd say that's more then a couple big plays.

09/02/2018 - 12:34am I don't think it's Ward's…

I don't think it's Ward's fault.  Harbaugh wanted this game.  Warde wasn't going to say no.

09/02/2018 - 12:18am Agree.  3 of the first 4…

Agree.  3 of the first 4 drives of the game for ND went:  75 yds for a TD, 96 yds for a TD and 75 yds for a TD.  I think most realistic people expected this to be a low scoring dog fight.  Being down 21-3 halfway through the second quarter was a hole to big for the offense to overcome.

09/02/2018 - 12:13am 3rd and 18 in your own end. …

3rd and 18 in your own end.  ND goes with the conservative play call, a QB draw and they get the first down.  Why doesn't Brown just concede a 5 or 10 yd play and get off the field???

09/01/2018 - 11:41pm "Such a fail on Michigan's…

"Such a fail on Michigan's part"

Unfortunately, that's becoming the standard with the football team.  You could say this about the vast majority of losses in the last few years.

09/01/2018 - 11:29pm "Such a fail on Michigan's…

"Such a fail on Michigan's part"

Unfortunately, that's becoming the standard with the football team.  You could say this about the vast majority of losses in the last few years.

09/01/2018 - 11:00pm I don't know how to upvote…

I don't know how to upvote the OP, but if I did I sure would.

09/01/2018 - 10:57pm The worst 3rd down…

The worst 3rd down conversion was the 3rd and 18 and ND runs a QB draw to pick up the first down.  WTFF??????

09/01/2018 - 10:55pm The catch is we're in year 4…

The catch is we're in year 4 of Harbaugh.  That's 3 legit recruiting classes and we're still waiting for an OT.

09/01/2018 - 9:10pm I thought Wimbush wasn't…

I thought Wimbush wasn't good at passing.

09/01/2018 - 12:31pm Agree.  If the coaching…

Agree.  If the coaching staff thought Kugler was as bad as Brian does, I can't believe they would have brought him back as a GA Coach.

08/29/2018 - 10:58pm Agree on both offense and…

Agree on both offense and defense.  I'm hoping to see an improved offense Saturday but at the same time I'm expecting them to struggle.  ND will probably have a stout defense and UM is mixing in a lot of new parts with the oline and QB.  Like you I'm hoping we see flashes of what this offense can be but I'm not expecting a well oiled machine out of the gate.

08/28/2018 - 11:13pm I like the all white.

I like the all white.

08/23/2018 - 11:49pm Are you thinking of Cooper? …

Are you thinking of Cooper?  Bruce was 5-4 against Michigan.

08/23/2018 - 12:07am I'm going to guess though…

I'm going to guess though the medication never effects his ability to remember the game plan or scouting report of an opponent for a game.  

08/21/2018 - 11:35pm It works both ways.  One of…

It works both ways.  One of the reason Terrell, Edwards, Walker, etc. didn't put up much stat wise their freshmen year was because they usually were behind really good receivers who were veterans and experienced.  With all due respect to the guys who have left the program, DPJ didn't exactly have a couple of studs ahead of him on the depth chart.  

08/21/2018 - 11:29pm Maybe times have changed but…

Maybe times have changed but when I played basketball years ago, 'voluntary' workouts were generally anything but voluntary.  Unless you wanted to be in the coach's dog house, you were attending the 'voluntary' work outs.

08/21/2018 - 8:03pm I'd say the oline's pass…

I'd say the oline's pass protection was a bigger problem last year.  The QB Injuries hurt but the injuries were pretty much a result of the awful pass protection by the oline.

08/20/2018 - 2:51pm Cupcakes no, but USC and ND…

Cupcakes no, but USC and ND both went 8-5.

08/13/2018 - 9:54pm The sad thing is UM's online…

The sad thing is UM's online was probably a close second in that category last year.

08/13/2018 - 9:19pm Yeah.  Considering the…

Yeah.  Considering the almost complete lack of a passing attack in most games last year, the run blocking last year wasn't bad.

07/17/2018 - 1:01am The least talked aspect of…

The least talked aspect of Brian's post is the quality of the talent coming out of the USDA academies affiliated with the MLS clubs.  It's a game changer when it comes to the US and soccer.  

The quality of the youth players the US is producing is increasing every year.  We'll start to see the fruits in 2022 but come 2026 and especially in 2030, I fully expect the US to be a major player in international soccer. 

07/17/2018 - 12:47am In regards to the answer to…

In regards to the answer to your question, if just a decent percentage of players that go into basketball and football went into soccer the US team could have 11 players on the field with the speed and athleticism of Mpape (sp? - it's late and I'm drunk). 

As Brian mentioned with the MLS academies, it's coming.   We just need to be patient.