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12/04/2018 - 11:06pm Didn’t think anyone could be…

Didn’t think anyone could be more obnoxious than Fitzgerald, but here we are.

12/04/2018 - 11:04pm 1) Great kudos to the team…

1) Great kudos to the team for re-grouping. 

2) I 100% thought Death to Backboards was going to happen.

12/04/2018 - 10:57pm Poole taking control of the…

Poole taking control of the game when his presence was needed the most. 

12/04/2018 - 10:48pm Absolute collapse in the 2nd…

Absolute collapse in the 2nd half. Finally started building a lead again, and then Zavier chucks 4 threes and Michigan goes on another multiple-minute scoring drought.

12/04/2018 - 10:46pm Stop taking threes!

Stop taking threes!

12/04/2018 - 10:46pm Stop taking threes!

Stop taking threes!

12/04/2018 - 10:46pm Stop taking threes!

Stop taking threes!

12/04/2018 - 10:46pm Stop taking threes!

Stop taking threes!

12/04/2018 - 10:46pm Stop taking threes!

Stop taking threes!

12/04/2018 - 10:46pm Stop taking threes!

Stop taking threes!

12/04/2018 - 10:46pm Stop taking threes!

Stop taking threes!

12/04/2018 - 10:32pm Absolutely collapsing. 

Absolutely collapsing. 

12/04/2018 - 10:25pm The refs are going to make…

The refs are going to make the second half last forever, aren’t they?

12/04/2018 - 9:55pm The other team making a…

The other team making a garbage three at the halftime buzzer is giving me bad flashbacks.

12/02/2018 - 2:37pm Maybe it’s just me, but I…

Maybe it’s just me, but I wouldn’t want to “raise the banner” for just winning the B1G East, co-champ or outright. Either you win your conference or you don’t. 

12/02/2018 - 3:48am ESPN's attempt to generate…

ESPN's attempt to generate controversy so that their ratings tomorrow don't suck has been really pathetic to watch.

12/02/2018 - 3:48am Smart and SEC Nation are…

Smart and SEC Nation are arguing that because at one point in one game Georgia had a lead against a certain team that they lost because they gave up 21 unanswered points over the final 27 minutes of the game that this two-loss non-conference champion should be in the playoff over a one-loss conference champion with the best offense in the country so that we can see a re-match of a game we just saw. And Herbstreit is hysterically arguing that Georgia should actually jump an undefeated Notre Dame because of that game. 

12/01/2018 - 5:48pm Jesus, dude. It's a sign. 

Jesus, dude. It's a sign. 

12/01/2018 - 5:20pm If there's any nitpicking in…

If there's any nitpicking in a 19-point win over a ranked B1G team with one of the best players in the conference, it's those multiple multiple-minute dry spells. Seemed like the lead ranged between 12 and 20 for the final 30 minutes of the game. The superb defense prevented Purdue from truly taking advantage of this, but this is obviously something they can't do in a close game against a team better than Purdue and hope to win. At least this gives Beilein something to work on so that the team won't get too big of a head after multiple blow outs.

12/01/2018 - 5:00pm Maybe don't get so hung up…

Maybe don't get so hung up by a sign in the Maize Rage?

12/01/2018 - 4:57pm There have been multiple…

There have been multiple times in this game when Michigan had the opportunity to end it and the offense has responded by just shutting down. When they had a 20-point lead and Purdue couldn't do anything offensively, if Michigan could have just made a couple of buckets, the game would have been done. Instead, they go 6+ minutes without a field goal and Purdue now has an opportunity to make this a game again. 

Edit: Thank you, Teske.

11/28/2018 - 11:37pm This team is unreal. Credit…

This team is unreal. Credit to Beilein, Yaklich, and all the players. They play with so much intensity and passion. This could be a very special year, especially if Poole could play the entire game like he did in the 2nd half.

11/25/2018 - 4:30pm Oklahoma was the 2 seed last…

Oklahoma was the 2 seed last year. They went 13-1, won their conference, and beat OSU in Columbus earlier in the year. Alabama got the "benefit of the doubt" over OSU.

11/25/2018 - 4:22pm UCF just lost their QB for…

UCF just lost their QB for the season.

11/25/2018 - 4:09pm I would much rather have…

I would much rather have Michigan play Washington/Utah in the Rose Bowl and the team have the opportunity to get Michigan's first Rose Bowl victory since 1997 than either:

1) Florida for the third time in four years,

2) A qb-less UCF, which means Michigan would either get no credit for a victory or humiliated in a defeat, or

3) Mike Leach salivating to what he could do to Michigan's secondary.

11/25/2018 - 2:17pm This year was Michigan’s…

This year was Michigan’s best chance to reverse the trend — a program defining moment — and Michigan failed to capitalize on it. Just as in the past, that failure will define the program.

I think this is the reason why one game can be the difference between a good and a great season. This game meant much more than just one game. Not accomplishing these things as a result of what happened yesterday prevents this season from being called great.

11/25/2018 - 11:05am We just saw what happens…

We just saw what happens when a B1G defense goes up against a Big 12 offense. Why anyone wouldn't want the offense to perform at the highest level possible is beyond me.

11/25/2018 - 10:44am Also, if he can be durable…

Also, if he can be durable enough for this role, I would love seeing Michigan utilize McCaffrey next year like the Saints utilize Taysom Hill. A guy who is a threat to throw but can also run for 20+ yards in a blink of an eye. 

11/25/2018 - 10:40am Considering that even the…

Considering that even the pros are increasingly adopting collegiate-type concepts and schemes, and to much success, I think there's no question a change is in order. Get the ball in the hands of your athletes with space to make something happen, not, as another poster put it in another thread, in the hands of your second-string blocking tight end. 

11/25/2018 - 12:10am If the beat down OSU gave to…

If the beat down OSU gave to Michigan changed the narrative of their team so much that they make the playoffs and Michigan is able to beat a middling Pac 12 champion (most likely Washington) in the Rose Bowl for their first Rose Bowl victory since 1997, the season will definitely be a success and the outlook will generally be positive heading into Patterson's second season with all rivalry games happening in Ann Arbor. 

But there's no way that anyone can, right now, say that a year Michigan came in second in the division because their "top5 defense otherwise" gave up 62 points to a OSU team that had been on the verge of collapsing themselves over the last couple of months with so many questions remaining for the offense, especially regarding the play calls, was "great." Beating up on bad B1G teams and beating Penn State, Wisconsin, and Michigan State does not so make up for today's performance that anyone can call their regular season "great."

It was a good season that could have been great but wasn't because Michigan being pantsed on national television by our biggest rival made more than clear that Michigan will never win the B1G so as long as Meyer is OSU's coach. 10 wins and a "top5 defense otherwise" doesn't change that.

11/24/2018 - 11:43pm Before today, why did the…

Before today, why did the season feel so successful/great? Beyond the wins themselves, it was based on the trajectory of the team appearing to be that they would routinely have one of the best defenses in the country and an offense whose pass game and offensive line would eventually develop to make Michigan a legitimate contender for not just a B1G title, but a national championship.

Now, after the offense (outside of DPJ and Collins) regressed to how they played against Notre Dame and the defense, who's losing many starters after this year, was absolutely ripped to shreds by a struggling OSU team whose narrative was that they were collapsing and this would be Michigan's best chance to beat them, it's clear that Michigan's ceiling is a 2nd-place finish in the division and a loss to those assholes as long as Meyer is their coach. Hard to quantify a season that ended with that revelation as "great."

11/24/2018 - 11:18pm Not to mention that seasons…

Not to mention that seasons are also measured by how the team performed relative to their rivals. Now OSU is going to win another B1G title and possibly play again in the playoffs. Over the next month, sports media will be saturated with praise for OSU and Meyer and we're going to be absolutely gaslit on what happened relative to Zach Smith. B/c of this one game and that horrible performance, the narrative about OSU has completely changed and *they* just finished a great season. Add to the fact that Notre Dame went undefeated and is also going to the playoffs, and this definitely takes away from anything Michigan did this season. 

11/24/2018 - 11:10pm "Great" is a relative term…

"Great" is a relative term. If you wanna define it based on how the team did against how people thought they would do before the season or entirely on their record, then fine.

But both require you to forget about what happened over the course of the season and what happened in the last game. You can't convince me that after the team laid such an egg in such an important game against their biggest rival that the season was "great." 

Michigan had the chance at a great season. They were playing a deeply flawed OSU team that had played horribly for months in supposedly the most winnable game for Michigan in this rivalry in a while with a chance not just to win their division for the first time and play for their first B1G title since 2004 and their first appearance ever in the CFP, but they also had a chance to validate everything we've seen since the Notre Dame game as well as reset the narrative about the program, how they perform against top teams/OSU, and where they're headed.

Instead, they got humiliated on national tv and that "top5 defense otherwise" allowed 62 points. Michigan is 1-14 against OSU since 2004. 10-straight losses in Columbus. The problems with the offense (offensive line, qb play, play calling) reemerged as if they'd never gone anywhere and a defense that is going to lose a lot of starters after this year played like absolute crap. The secondary was killed and Gary and Winovich were invisible. 

After that game and how Michigan collapsed, you can't say that the trajectory of this team is up. It's better than it was after last year, but Harbaugh and his assistants aren't getting paid millions to have 2nd place in the division as the team's ceiling. And with that game against such a poor OSU team, it makes me doubt if the team will ever be able to put 60 minutes together and beat OSU as long as Meyer is there. And that revelation definitely prevents this season from being called "great."

11/24/2018 - 5:06pm But other than that, Mrs…

But other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?

11/24/2018 - 5:06pm "also had a top5 defense…

"also had a top5 defense otherwise."

That "otherwise" is doing a whole lotta work.

11/24/2018 - 4:45pm Can someone please tell…

Can someone please tell Thomas to stop catching balls that are flying out of bounds without calling fair catch? 

11/24/2018 - 4:26pm Oklahoma would have given a…

Oklahoma would have given a more inspired performance.

11/24/2018 - 4:17pm The offense deserves a lot…

The offense deserves a lot of criticism. Should have done a lot more in the first half against a bad OSU defense. Coaching changes are needed. With that said, 30+ points should be more than enough when you supposedly have the best defense in football. The offense wasn't the reason why Michigan lost.

11/24/2018 - 4:13pm Michigan’s the better team,…

Michigan’s the better team, they were playing for everything, and they almost gave up 70 points. Pathetic. The program has never been more humiliated than they just were. If you told me that they were purposefully allowing OSU to run up the score so that they can make the playoffs and Michigan goes to the Rose Bowl, I would believe you.

11/24/2018 - 4:04pm Harbaugh must realize the…

Harbaugh must realize the only hope Michigan has to go to the Rose Bowl is to let OSU look as impressive as possible. Pathetic.

11/24/2018 - 4:02pm Does Harbaugh like to be…

Does Harbaugh like to be humiliated? Is he a masochist?

11/24/2018 - 4:00pm Don't fucking kick an onside…

Don't fucking kick an onside and give them the ball in our territory. Do they want OSU to put up 70?

11/24/2018 - 3:49pm Michigan has never been more…

Michigan has never been more humiliated in their 139-year history than what's happening right now. They're going to put 60 up. The entire team and coaching staff better be walking back from Columbus.

11/24/2018 - 3:45pm I've never seen a more…

I've never seen a more listless performance by a defense. Can't stop them to save their lives. How fucking overrated were these guys? Oklahoma's defense would have done better than this. How fucking pathetic. 

11/24/2018 - 3:41pm And a mobile qb is still…

And a mobile qb is still running for first downs. This defense has been an absolute joke. Finally played a real offense and crumbled. Offense put up more than enough to win this if the defense even played up to half their reputation. Pathetic.

11/24/2018 - 3:37pm Because the linebackers and…

Because the linebackers and secondary played so well? Not to mention that the defensive line is on the defense...

11/24/2018 - 3:32pm Am I crazy for wanting…

Am I crazy for wanting Milton? Game's over. He still has 2 games to spare. Michigan only has one more game after this. Might as well see what he can do. 

11/24/2018 - 3:27pm So much for "Harbaugh…

So much for "Harbaugh finally has his quarterback." Wide open players being missed. No one was near DPJ and he still fails on the throw. I want McCaffrey starting next year.

11/24/2018 - 3:26pm Shea's been throwing…

Shea's been throwing wobblers all fucking game. What the fuck is wrong with him? 

11/24/2018 - 3:23pm Didn't seem to matter to…

Didn't seem to matter to Maryland at all. Or TCU. Or any of the other teams that almost beat OSU this year.