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11/11/2018 - 8:23pm He really went out of his…

He really went out of his way to mention that we have RPO in the back pocket, even though we didn't use it much this week?  Listening, Urban?

11/11/2018 - 8:10pm And that same Big Ten alumni…

And that same Big Ten alumni base stretches south to the DC area. Heck, College Park, MD is 32 miles from downtown DC and is accessible from the DC Metro subway.

11/10/2018 - 7:56am "Well, I just looked at the…

"Well, I just looked at the chart. The chart says to go for 2 when you are up 85-0, so I just followed the chart."

11/07/2018 - 7:57am What's also nice is knowing…

What's also nice is knowing that our backups are getting exposed to some of the things that are a bit deeper into the playbook.

11/06/2018 - 6:43am Well, all we can do is get…

Well, all we can do is get Peters and Milton some snaps the next 2 weeks.  It's very doable.

11/04/2018 - 7:20pm Don't forget, the Revenge…

Don't forget, the Revenge Tour has another stop, in Columbus.

We have won some big games but we haven't won any titles... yet.  Let's win the Big Ten and then let the chips fall.

11/03/2018 - 10:03pm He has never left. When he…

He has never left. When he has the shovel, he buries the other team.  He doesn't take the foot off the gas.

Given the chance, he will win with cruelty.

11/03/2018 - 9:53pm Agreed but I hope they limit…

Agreed but I hope they limit the number of times that they call for the zone read the next 2 weeks, what with McCaffrey being out.  Callit if they need it but they probably won't.

11/03/2018 - 8:31am You might be right as far as…

You might be right as far as the difficulty of maintaining the emotional momentum. But IMO, two things help, A) the bye week that allows the team to decompress a bit and B) the "revenge tour" meme. Last year, we felt embarassed; this year, we are at home and are a far better team than last year. 

I don't think we will come out flat. And Harbaugh is not one to hit the brake when he has someone down.

11/03/2018 - 8:23am I agree.  PSU has enough…

I agree.  PSU has enough weapons that I can see them perhaps sustaining one drive against us and hitting one big play.  If we can grind out 24 points against them, we win this 

11/02/2018 - 6:21am Let's hope they defend it…

Let's hope they defend it well this week because PSU is going to use it over and over with Hamler if they don't.

11/02/2018 - 6:11am I am not as pessimistic as…

I am not as pessimistic as you, but I agree that if you are relying on open receivers who are thrown accurate passes to consistently drop the ball, that is a dangerous thing to rely on.

That being said, they are not going to be getting that wide open against us.

11/02/2018 - 6:05am If Devin Bush having a big…

If Devin Bush having a big day is the key to winning, I like our chances.

10/22/2018 - 2:45pm Heh, get ready for 4th time…

Heh, get ready for 4th time in 12 years, Captain Comb-over.  Next year will only be different because we will beat them worse.

10/22/2018 - 2:25pm After decades of them…

After decades of them complaining we don't take the rivalry seriously, now they piss and moan when we take it seriously?

10/22/2018 - 8:52am We worry about Rondale Moore…

We worry about Rondale Moore in the unlikely event that we play them in Indy this year.  Unlikely because I don't think Purdue gets there; Wisconsin should beat them.. 

Otherwise, we don't play Purdue until 2020, in AA.

10/21/2018 - 12:05pm I have no doubt that our…

I have no doubt that our team could play that MSU team week after week all year long and never lose to them.

10/21/2018 - 12:03pm They wanted this to be a…

They wanted this to be a rivalry so damn bad.

Now they are going to get it good and hard, year after year.

10/20/2018 - 11:48pm Someone started a thread…

Someone started a thread along the lines of Meyer underachieving at OSU.  Dude is sick of being outcoached week after week.  77-8 overall, 50-3 in Big Ten at OSU is underachieving, smh.

10/20/2018 - 8:27pm My thought was that one of…

My thought was that one of the reasons that the OL was able to finish the game was because Pep called enough runs early to wear Sparty out.  Our runnning plays weren't going for big yards early but they set up the rest of the game.

We won, we covered, scoreboard. I ain't complaining

10/20/2018 - 8:08pm As if those idiot Spartys…

As if those idiot Spartys need something to get them more pissed at us.  Hating us sustains them as it is

10/19/2018 - 5:50am You got that right. Piccata…

You got that right. Piccata works with chicken and veal as well and would probably work with pork too.

10/14/2018 - 7:33am I agree with you about the…

I agree with you about the necessity of keeping a few things in reserve.  For me, the important thing to remember is that these are college kids, who have a lot to learn and to then learn to execute in a few year some of them in a few months.  You make sure that you can execute the simpler things in your offense first before moving on to ask them to master more complicated things. 

Look at that "diamond" formation that we have shown, with 4 receivers split one way and one on the other side.  I am certain that there are a ton of things that can be done out of that formation, but, so far, we have yet to be very successful out of that formation.  Perhaps once we can get that formation down to the point where it's reliable, we can move on to something else.  Plus, just by showing MSU that formation and a few things that MIGHT happen out of it, that's more more thing for MSU to spend time preparing for AND one less other thing that we do that they can spend time preparing for.

10/14/2018 - 7:15am For me, Chryst's decision to…

For me, Chryst's decision to punt on 4th and 2, down 21-7 at the M 42 yardline, with 2 minutes left in the 3rd quarter was the most inexplicable. Even Dierdorf and Brandstetter were mystified. Just give the ball to Taylor.  Did we have any TFL's on Taylor?

10/14/2018 - 6:46am Come on. This is Michigan,…

Come on. This is Michigan, fer God's sakes, where we can get worried after beating a ranked opponent by four scores. /s

I agree with you.  We should smoke the Sparties.

10/12/2018 - 6:12am You should not miss anything…

You should not miss anything walking with the band, especially if you are on the east (Crisler) side of the stadium. The band plays the Victors in the parking lot on the east side of the stadium on the way in, which is always fun.

Once they get to the tunnel, you will see a set of steps that will take you up to the concourse. You go up the steps and you are in. 

At Homecoming, the Alumni Marching Band marches in about 20 minutes ahead of the student band and plays a 4-5 song set on those steps. That's almost always worth seeing.

As for their schedules, I am pretty sure they are online.

10/09/2018 - 6:10am His only sure-fire way of…

His only sure-fire way of baiting people to actually react and call is by insulting or trolling Michigan. Otherwise he doesn't get that many calls, especially from Sparty fans.

Even when Michigan is successful, he starts with "Michigan SHOULD HAVE won... but unless Michigan wins x, y, and z, their season is a failure." 

Everything is either a success or a failure.  Then again, that's the tried and true method of sports radio sucking in callers; set up a dichotomy and get callers to call in and argue.

10/08/2018 - 2:41pm I don't know why people…

I don't know why people always say that you have to win a given, fixed number of games to be successful (OK, I get that for people like Valenti it's clickbait.)  Until you watch the game and see how and why you won or lost, it's a waste of breath to try to accurately say whether you were "successful" or a "failure."

10/06/2018 - 7:01am "Furthermore, it is my…

"Furthermore, it is my considered opinion that Maryland must be destroyed."

09/20/2018 - 11:26am As long as we iron out the…

As long as we iron out the wrinkles in a win.  

09/18/2018 - 3:27pm And it's a whole day…

And it's a whole day committment, even if you don't tailgate.  Traffic is a nightmare, parking is a PITA, concession prices are high and ticket prices (plus fees) are ridiculous.  Then, if the weather is crappy, you get to sit there in the stadium, roasting in the sun or getting pelted with snow, ice or rain, while the commercials come one after the other.  And you sit there.... and sit there.

I know I'm old but I went to non-televised games where we kicked off at 1:00 PM and were done a little before 3:30 PM.  Between reviews and commercials, there's at least an additional hour tacked on now.

That extra hour gives you plenty of time to think about how comfy your sofa is, how big your home TV screen is and how nice it is to drink your favorite beer and to eat your favorite snacks.

That being said, I'm going this week anyway. I must be nuts.

09/18/2018 - 3:14pm JB almost never gives you…

JB almost never gives you the formation, who is positioned where, what type of pass route was run, what type running play was it, etc.  And that includes AFTER the play is over.

And Dierdorf never helps him.  He likes to yammer about what a great effort so-and-so showed.  Why, Dan?  Tell us what happened!!

Plus JB's voice just annoys me.  He talks like he is in a movie, trying to portray a gung-ho play-by-play guy.  He's way too forced.

09/14/2018 - 5:55am Go Blue!  Make the plays,…

Go Blue!  Make the plays, stomp SMU and nobody gets hurt.

09/11/2018 - 6:14am I did the same thing!!  You…

I did the same thing!!  You could hear the sounds from the field and the crowd noise but not Mowins' annoying voice.  It sounds like she is trying to force a southern accent, even though she is from upstate NY.

That being said, I used to mute UM TV broadcasts and listen to the radio but I've gotten away from that. I can't take Brandstetter any more.  He describes nothing, i.e. formation, type of running play, pass patterns, defensive sets.  Even after the play, he doesn't tell you what kind of play it was.  (Dierdorf is sadly no help)  Plus, he forces his voice as if he was in a movie trying to play the role of a play-by-play guy calling the last 2 minutes of a tied Super Bowl.  Just call the damn game and knock off the drama.

09/04/2018 - 11:41am That's what I saw…

That's what I saw offensively.  We moved the ball OK but left points on the board due to one disastrous play that ended each drive.  

Patterson looked good for a kid in a new offesne.  He made all the throws when he wasn't hurried and our WR's caught the ball.

09/04/2018 - 9:14am I think they will be OK.  It…

I think they will be OK.  It was Ruiz' first game as starting center and he struggled.  There's a reason that he was considered a shoo-in All American; he has talent and will improve.  Our run game will be good.

09/02/2018 - 8:35am Agreed. To me, Patterson…

Agreed. To me, Patterson looked very good, but for the OL blowing up in front of him. 

09/02/2018 - 8:33am What bugs the hell out of me…

What bugs the hell out of me is that we are projected to have more than enough talent and I think we do have more than enough talent in many positions to win consistently (WR, RB, Defense).

But it seems like the OL consistently has breakdowns and those breakdowns consistently kill drives, whether it's because of a TFL or hurry or a sack or a forced INT. Consistently.

09/02/2018 - 8:27am I'm not losing hope. The OL…

I'm not losing hope. The OL is still the biggest issue and, if we have a good coaching staff (and I believe we do), barring injury, they will improve and adjust. Good coaches' teams improve as the year goes on.  I believe they will get better.

Patterson showed me that he is a very capable QB, given time to throw and decide.  We left a lot of points on the board last night and they came back and bit us.  I'm not giving up. It's too early.

08/24/2018 - 6:52am I was thinking that SOMEONE…

I was thinking that SOMEONE should say something or brush that off of him. They probably figured that he is so intense, he'd probably lay them out for touching him.

08/24/2018 - 6:43am Finally!!! Game week is…

Finally!!! Game week is finally here.  I like our chances to be good.  Let this be the year.

08/19/2018 - 10:56am You might be right but it…

You might be right but it looks like he will have a redshirt season to work on mechanics and learning the system at the QB slot  Let's talk again next year.

08/10/2018 - 6:50am That's just it.  A receiver…

That's just it.  A receiver needs to A) get open on a route and B) catch the ball.  We are not deep enough in WR talent to be able to carry a roster spot for a guy that can only run jet sweeps.  And if you look at the numbers, those sweeps weren't that effective anyhow.

It's always too bad when a kid doesn't pan out though. I hope he has success somewhere.

06/06/2018 - 4:26pm Yeah, somehow Andre Drummond…

Yeah, somehow Andre Drummond doesn't strike me as a 5 that can shoot.  Very thankful he is staying but the Pistons would have been an awful job for him.

06/06/2018 - 10:08am Beilein leaving makes no…

Beilein leaving makes no sense to me, but then again, a lot that the Pistons do makes no sense.

04/27/2018 - 5:47pm Welcome

Great news. Let's hope he fits as well as we all anticipate.

04/24/2018 - 9:59am Well

Considering the talent level on this team, they are overachieving. 

04/24/2018 - 9:53am Don't get me started on Brandstetter

Sadly, I'd guess he quits the Lions' gig before the UM one.

Very good color guy who shouldn't be doing play-by-play.

03/25/2018 - 1:48pm I get it

I am pretty sure that was what he told his team to do. But once the best FT shooter has the ball, you either have to get the ball out of his hands fast or foul. And you need to do it quickly. What's the difference if you lose by two more points?

03/23/2018 - 10:51am True enough

But by that point, up 20+, we are very content to trade buckets. it's not like we were playing the same kind of intense defense and trying to expand the lead.