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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.

07/10/2018 - 11:36pm Not just posting frequency…

Not just posting frequency but also the frequency with which I check the site.

07/01/2018 - 7:30pm I say do something similar…

I say do something similar to hockey.  If the game is still tied after the first extra 15 minutes, the second 15 is 8v8 or 9v9.  

06/29/2018 - 12:53am The group stage with 48…

The group stage with 48 teams is going to be severely diluted and you're probably going to see a lot of these really bad teams completely park the bus and try to get out of the game with a 0-0 tie.  

06/29/2018 - 12:48am The other catch with doing a…

The other catch with doing a secondary draw after the group stage is how much time off a team might have.  If they did a draw Thursday evening/Friday morning there would almost have to be some sort of stipulation where the teams that played Thursday wouldn't have to play a game for a couple of days.  It would be a huge disadvantage for a team that played Thursday to get drawn into a Saturday or possibly even a Sunday game. 

06/29/2018 - 12:40am Curious about Portugal being…

Curious about Portugal being underwhelming?

They are a good team but I wouldn't say anything great.  I don't think the team as a whole scares the better teams but the fact that Ronaldo could carry Portugal to victory scares teams.  

In the 2016 Euro Cup they tied all 3 games in group play, won 1-0 in the round of 16 on a goal in the 117th minute, won on PKs in the quarters, beat Wales 2-0 in the semi's and then beat France 1-0 to win it.  Props to them for doing what they had and needed to do to win the Euro Cup but it wasn't anything close to a dominating run to the title.  

06/18/2018 - 12:37am What do you expect teams to…

What do you expect teams to schedule in non-conference play?  OSU usually has one solid to really good non-conference game every year.  They've done home and homes with USC, Texas, Oklahoma, VaTech, Miami (FL) and they've got a neutral field game against TCU this year.

Of course they're going to schedule a couple of Ws in the other two non-conference games.

06/08/2018 - 1:31am Part of it might depend on…

Part of it might depend on when you are thinking of starting a family.  For a couple with no kids, I'd say live closer to downtown.  Wash Park (Washington Park), South Broadway (South of downtown) are a couple of really nice areas in Denver where your commute to DTC wouldn't be too bad.  

If you're moving from CA housing prices shouldn't shock you.  Denver housing has exploded in the last decade or so.  Not sure what you mean by 'Amazon City' but we've lived here for 17 years and Denver has changed a ton over that time.  

06/03/2018 - 9:45pm Frey

did a damn good job with the olines he had at IU.  I'm guessing there were too many cooks in the kitchen last year.

06/01/2018 - 2:37pm Difficult schedule?

It doesn't look that bad to me:

Utah St

@ Arizona St

@ Indiana

CMU

Northwestern

@ PSU

Michigan

Purdue

@ Maryland

OSU

@ Nebraska

Rutgers

 

They have a couple tough back to back games (@ PSU, Michigan and OSU, @ Nebraska) but the rest of the schedule doesn't look that difficult.

06/01/2018 - 2:23pm Just a guess

but there was a quote from Kalis (I think) early in Harbaugh's tenure where he said he wished he would have had Drevno as oline coach his entire career at UM.  I'm guessing that Deveno was an upgrade in the oline's eyes compared to who was coaching them in '14 (and possibly '13).  The improvement Drevno brought (whether it was technique, attitude, football IQ, etc) might have overshadowed the complicated nature of what he was asking of them.

I know it's fun to pick on Borges but the offense under Nuss in 2014 was a disaster, much worse then anything Borges put on the field.  The oline might have been willing in 2015 to embrace any change after having endured the 2014 season.

06/01/2018 - 12:32pm Finally

can't believe it took this many posts for someone to say Everitt.  Dude played the 1991 season with a broken jaw.  2nd team All-American in '92 anchoring the line that was opening up holes for Wheatley.

06/01/2018 - 12:26pm In 2001

he was pretty much the main contributor on offense.  He had some blocked kicks on special teams that year too.

06/01/2018 - 12:12am Yup

that was probably the series right there.  Cavs had a chance to win it and blew - missed the 2nd free throw aand then JR pulling the ultimate bone headed play.

06/01/2018 - 12:10am Maybe but

for the NBA refs, that is their job.  They aren't working another job the rest of the year like college refs.  No one's going to be perfect but man, if these are the best the NBA can trot out to ref the Finals, it doesn't say much about the NBA refs that were sitting at home tonight.

05/31/2018 - 8:19pm Jimmy Johnson

Is the closest I can think of. Left the Cowboys after back to back super bowls. They had so much talent they still won a super bowl afterwards with Switzer as the head coach.

You could probably throw Bill Walsh in there too. Left the Miners after back to back super bowls (and something like 3 in 5 or 6 years).

05/31/2018 - 7:58pm Grbac didn't have a lot of luck in South Bend

1992 was a day game but a Grbac int sealed the tie. Michigan was driving late in the game in ND territory when Grbac threw an int over the middle. Holtz didn't bother trying to move the ball and possibly get into fg range. He played it conservative and made sure ND got out of the game with a tie.

05/31/2018 - 12:46am 2016

Josh Hart from Villanova. Mathews didn't average 15 pts/ game. He averaged just under 14.

05/31/2018 - 12:31am And

First year players tend to take a little time getting comfortable with Beilein's offense. There are exceptions. This nice thing is with Mathews coming back is the freshmen can ease I to their roles.

05/30/2018 - 11:57am You know it's the dog days of summer

when the front page posts by the staff are defunct michigan blogs and reliviing the horror that was Brandon.

05/29/2018 - 11:33pm I'd argue

Clemson has probably done better then OSU during Meyer's time in Columbus.