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09/11/2018 - 1:26pm I'm assuming he's the player…

I'm assuming he's the player most affected by the "they're attributing much of Michigan's success to WMU dorfs" factor.

09/07/2018 - 8:50pm I see the action at the top…

I see the action at the top of the screen, but there still seems like there's something suboptimal going on if the correct read on an RPO results in a run up the middle when there's more defenders in the box than blockers.

09/17/2015 - 5:13pm Formation Notes

You should call that one goal line formation Wing T.

08/07/2014 - 5:51pm Maybe he got tired of beating a dead horse? While

Maybe he got tired of beating a dead horse? While his points are valid, what can he possibly say that we haven't heard ad museum already?

01/31/2014 - 1:56pm Calling him a sniper may be a tad generous

But that doesn't mean he wouldn't be a vast improvement over the collection of bricklayers the Hoosiers have on their roster now.

11/30/2013 - 3:46pm Like it

There was no way they were stopping Hyde in OT. Try for the win there and keep it out of his hands.

09/06/2013 - 2:00pm RE: 2003

I was a student for that game. Yes, that cheer happened. Houston was capable of scoring points on Michigan's defense.

08/02/2013 - 9:44am

07/30/2013 - 11:29pm All these ideas...

And not a single mention of Naked Guy yet? 

02/08/2013 - 10:34am For people with a kenpom subscription

This is amusing.

01/28/2013 - 9:45pm I may be in the minority here,

but I hope that doesn't happen. Don't get me wrong, I love KenPom's system as a method of evaluating the true strength of teams (won my tournament pool last year by picking the team ranked higher in KenPom to win), but I think the attributes he uses to rate teams differ from what the selection committee should use to determine tournament-worthiness. The committee should be evaluating teams based on who they played, where they played them, and who they beat, not the per-possession efficiency of a team.

01/18/2013 - 3:50pm I know, right

I swear I saw a tear in Morgan's replacement jersey as well. Thought they might run out of extras.

12/11/2012 - 3:37pm Are tickets already available

Are tickets already available for these games? If so, I bet a ton of Spartan fans have already purchased them in anticipation of MIchigan State playing there. I'm sure their favorite pastime (cheering against Michigan) would be a perfectly acceptable consolation prize.

11/04/2012 - 9:19am We landed on the moon!

We landed on the moon!

10/17/2012 - 11:03am 17-7 Michigan

17-7 Michigan

10/16/2012 - 1:54pm That isn't what Dave asks.

That isn't what Dave asks.

09/04/2012 - 4:26pm He's only "blocking Hopkins"

He's only "blocking Hopkins" in a sense that, once Hopkins hits him, they're engaged and there's no way of him getting out to another defender. Hopkins could have avoided right off the bat, but chose not to.

09/04/2012 - 4:05pm So you're saying it's

So you're saying it's possible that Michigan was spending a blocker on a guy who was ignoring the running back in an effort to  contain Denard when there was no chance that Robinson would keep it? That's even better!

08/30/2012 - 10:58pm And they just got swept by

And they just got swept by the Royals.

08/20/2012 - 7:16pm (No subject)

07/16/2012 - 12:26am (No subject)

07/13/2012 - 2:16pm I don't think that's the

I don't think that's the point is to dismiss Paterno's accomplishments as much as the arrogance that accompanied it. The whole Grand Experiment idea reeks of the belief that they were the only program to do this. Eliminating Penn State would've reduced the number of opportunities, but it wouldn't have eliminated all of them.

05/18/2012 - 3:56pm He's been

He's been there:

05/17/2012 - 11:48am I'd love to have you say that

I'd love to have you say that to a current or former player and see what their reaction is.

04/21/2012 - 10:34am It's not a true home game,

It's not a true home game, but to treat this as the same thing as the trips to Oregon or Washington is disingenuous as well, as Michigan is giving up a home simply because Jerry Jones was willing to give the athletic department a huge amount of money.

04/19/2012 - 5:20pm because the game is not a

because the game is not a typical road game


04/11/2012 - 1:48pm ND fans are delusional?

You don't say.

03/12/2012 - 8:22pm I'm sure there will be a

I'm sure there will be a legal challenge and I'll be interested to see how it turns out, but I'm pretty sure the NFL is going to argue that this is about the way the contracts are structured, not the amount they are for. There was no collusion to curb spending that year, but  Dallas and Washington treated it as a loophole to circumvent any future cap. 

03/11/2012 - 11:57am They normally try to place

They normally try to place the #1 seeds in the regional closest to their campus, with overall #1 getting placed first and overall #4 getting what's left at the end (unless one of them is a host). From there, they generally try to maintain bracket integrity (overall #1 with #8, #9, and #16, etc.) as best they can while following the rules that:

  • Host teams must be placed in their home regional.
  • Avoid interconference matchups in the first round.

Given those statements, I kinda sorta disagree with mfan's belief that they'd put Michigan in St. Paul. I think they'd place Michigan in Green Bay since it's closer. That would then allow them to place Duluth in St. Paul, which is a much shorter trip for their fan base.

03/01/2012 - 2:11pm I imagine it means that they

I imagine it means that they were given an ultimatum of sorts. Something along the lines of "Commit or we're moving on to the next guy."

02/08/2012 - 9:45pm How the fuck did Nebraska win

How the fuck did Nebraska win three conference games?

01/30/2012 - 1:30pm His standings are correct

He's been using that format, which accounts for the difference in games played, for a while now.

01/16/2012 - 5:32pm It's called "all the other

It's called "all the other games they played this season." They often have they ability to outweigh the results of a single weekend. We've spent considerable effort on this site trying to explain that to Michigan State fans lately.

01/05/2012 - 2:23pm Stonum needs an understanding

Stonum needs an understanding brunette to wake up at 6 with him.

Don't we all?

12/17/2011 - 9:45am

That's what I thought.

12/02/2011 - 5:45pm 215


11/29/2011 - 6:18pm Minor correction

Wisconsin did make a return trip to Arizona. It was a mess of a game played in a downpour with a significant lightning delay, but the Badgers won 9-7.

11/25/2011 - 12:17pm Because it's lazy. He's

Because it's lazy. He's asking everybody else to do the work for him and then give him the results.

10/27/2011 - 1:51pm If anybody asks what your

If anybody asks what your costume is, just say that you are a junior high school, no class asshole.

10/19/2011 - 10:37pm So, you think they take

So, you think they take advantage of it... twice as much?

Anyways, I know this statement is going to annoy certain groups of people, but still: given all the obsessive focus Dantonio (and, by extension, the rest of the team) has had on Michigan ever since he got there, isn't it to be expected that Michigan State is the team that is best prepared to exploit whatever tendencies the team has?

10/19/2011 - 7:11pm State has had the same

State has had the same coaching staff for five years now. Michigan has been changing quarterbacks or offensive systems for four consecutive years. Guess which team can do all sorts of fancy stuff and adjust on the fly and which team has trouble doing anything it didn't explicitly spend practice time on that week.

10/05/2011 - 10:47am It's not Yost, but it's about

It's not Yost, but it's about the best they could do otherwise. Guaranteeing that they get to play in the state is a pretty good situation.

09/30/2011 - 4:42pm I have to be honest, Brian:

I have to be honest, Brian: you're completely wrong if you think the core customer isn't the players. The athletic department knows that people will continue to donate money and buy tickets and merchandise no matter how much bitching is done on the Internet. A majority of their focus is on determing how to convince 17 year olds with very fickle tastes to come to Ann Arbor.

09/15/2011 - 1:25pm Did you actually read the

Did you actually read the entire article and enter your picks at the place he linked, or did you just skim the second half and think posting a comment would suffice?

09/12/2011 - 3:51pm Yes

I tagged myself earlier, but now the tag has disappeared. I never get a confirmation email in any of my new attempts. I think the system has been overwhelmed.

09/12/2011 - 3:23pm Neither

Do we have to root for one or the other? Can't we just watch without any concerns, knowing that the fanbase of the losing team is guaranteed to melt down in spectacular fashion?

09/07/2011 - 11:13am The message gets even more

The message gets even more pathetic when you remember that they dropped several other Texas schools without any remorse when they joined the Big XII. I can only imagine how much TCU and Houston fans laugh as they read that page.

09/05/2011 - 5:32pm This

I've read enough Jamie Mac to know that being the underdog in this game is a good thing.

09/03/2011 - 12:44am Whoa. We don't want to be

Whoa. We don't want to be accused of spreading ridiculous rumors around here, so let's stick to what we know for sure and leave the tire irons out of it.

09/01/2011 - 7:38pm The insider chatter keeps

The insider chatter keeps mentioning the doghouse, and eagle-eyed observers of the season preview of Inside Michigan Football caught him doing something called "log rolling," which I thought was when you tried not to fall off a log into a lake. It turns out to also refer to a punitive activity people inflict on football players. Hopkins is doing it.