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09/07/2018 - 7:11pm I get it but I have never…

I get it but we have never seen him practice there nor do we know what his backups look like in a rotation. I would say it is worth a shot but honestly Mattison knows so much more than we do and has undoubtedly considered it.

My gut feel is his upside is limited there compared to the downside of two less proven anchors in his place.

09/01/2018 - 10:48pm Arrogance, pure and simple…

Arrogance, pure and simple. The football team hasn't won anything of consequence in over 20 years yet it and its fans act superior to everyone else.

07/12/2018 - 3:13pm Or perhaps some of us came…

Or perhaps some of us came here for an escape from the politics that is everywhere. 

I'm done with the site. Thanks Brian, Ace, and everyone here who contributed to this place.

07/11/2018 - 10:28am This is really sad and you…

This is really sad and you are right - Josh is a good guy.

I will donate then hug my son.

07/10/2018 - 2:49pm Reading this, I thought the…

Reading this, I thought the same thing. I could have seen him go the Ryan Hayes route of TE first then OT or just bulking up and learning technique in his RS year. I don't know that his athleticism would pay off much on the OL, however,.

Margus Hunt came to mind as a possible comparison with the size and late start to football.  

07/10/2018 - 9:53am 6'4" Mike McCray was so…

6'4" Mike McCray was so ingrained in me that I remember thinking of him as that tall when I watched him play. Obvious some cognitive bias in there as I saw the photo below and knew that Taco was a legit 6'5"+.

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07/06/2018 - 11:31am 2015 MSU is a great example…

2015 MSU is a great example of a lucky team making it to the NCG despite almost losing to Oregon, Rutgers, Michigan, OSU, and Purdue. 

Their 2013 team would have had a legitimate shot against FSU or Auburn.

07/06/2018 - 9:02am As has been pointed out many…

As has been pointed out many times before: Alabama, LSU, Florida, etc. didn't win their first championships with tons of five stars. Florida's 2005 and 2006 classes were recruited by Ron Zook and do not seem impressive by the recruiting services. Neither were the 2005 and 2006 LSU classes, or the early Saban Bama classes. What about Oklahoma's 2015 and 2016 classes or Clemson's 2013 and 2014 classes?

If we are making assumptions based on this data, it's that teams under or over perform based on their perceived talent. Clemson was notorious for this. So was Georgia and FSU. Right now you may say Michigan is underperforming given its talent. Then again, it has been able to hang with OSU and its top five classes 4 out of the last 5 years. But when you look back on the classes, how many of Michigan's top-ranked recruits were responsible for that? Not Derrick Green and Shane Morris.

07/05/2018 - 7:06pm How do you or anyone know if…

How do you or anyone know if this is a good class or not?

We will only know in 3-5 years. If you mean by recruiting services, then this class doesn't look all that dissimilar to 2013 and 2014, ones that fans had high hopes for and ultimately was the basis for two straight 10+ win seasons, or even the 2016 class.

07/02/2018 - 3:55pm Atlanta for over 15 years

Atlanta for over 15 years

Pros: Growing so lots of opportunities

LOTS of good looking girls 

Cheap, direct flights everywhere

Decent food and it's getting better

 

Cons: A lot of people here are kind of dumb

Traffic is horrendous and there are few alternatives

Pop culture/trends seem to be very important and individualism is often looked at with suspicion

06/28/2018 - 9:05pm Look at Alabama's 2006 and…

Look at Alabama's 2006 and 2007 classes or Oregon's 2007 and 2008. Winning programs don't necessarily have 10 five stars each year, at least not early in their runs. Three stars are what you have to work with, so it doesn't matter if they are over or underranked.

06/26/2018 - 1:08pm No, my point is that it is…

No, my point is that it is really silly to make such judgments about teenagers, especially when people of that age are notorious for not always making the best decisions. To further call into question their character because of their choice is so far beyond what any 20 or 30+ year old rivals' fan should be comfortable concluding. 

06/26/2018 - 11:52am So based on this logic,…

So based on this logic, Saquon Barkley and Allen Robinson have character concerns? High-ranked football recruits want to get to the NFL. They will choose coaches and teammates that are compatible with their goals. 

People can think otherwise because this holier than though attitude and virtue signalling of so many fans on here is tiresome and concern trolling at best. If you feel comfortable criticizing a teenager for making their decision based on what they feel is best for them and their family because of what YOU feel is an indictment on their character, then go ahead.

I personally think we don't have to stoop to making such judgments, especially when it is not our decision and has no impact on our lives.

06/26/2018 - 8:42am You are REALLY reaching here…

You are REALLY reaching here. If a teenager finds a school that fits what they want, they don't have to be held to the sins of previous crimes and administrative blunders. 

06/20/2018 - 1:47pm What value to people get…

What value to people get from them? They aren't informative and each show seems to rely on infuriating one fanbase to drum up viewership. They seem like a waste of time to me.

06/20/2018 - 1:18pm I love sports but I will…

I love sports but I will never understand sports talk shows.

06/20/2018 - 12:49pm While it is clear that they…

While it is clear that they were joking, jokes like that get old really fast.

06/18/2018 - 1:55pm Looks nice and the post…

Looks nice and the post reminds me of when I first started on here looking for updated pics of the new scoreboards back in 2011.

06/15/2018 - 2:21pm Interesting to see Fargas so…

Interesting to see Fargas so high. Then again, he's the only Wolverine football player I can remember that was on the Simpsons.

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06/14/2018 - 2:57pm Too many people's ideas…

Too many people's ideas about Russia are skewed based on what they see in the news. The Russians I have met have been open, funny, very generous, and just want to be part of the world while knowing that they are weird. I am actually kind of rooting for them (go ahead and downvote me).

I also can't stand English soccer fans and their condescension so I always root for them to underperform. 

Iceland and Costa Rica are the two outside teams I hope do well, and France in terms of teams with an actual shot. I think Brazil wins.

06/14/2018 - 10:10am I get the feeling that Funk…

I get the feeling that Funk then Drevno had a lot to do with this as well. Compare this period to OSU:

2013

Evan Lisle 4*

2014

Jamarco Jones 4*

Demetrius Knox 4*

Kyle Trout 4*

Brady Taylor 3*

2015

Isaiah Price 4*

Matt Burrell 4*

Grant Schmidt 3*

Kevin Feder 3*

Branden Bowen 3*

2016

Michael Jordan (NTMJ) 4*

Malcolm Pridgeon 4*

Tyler Gerald 4*

Gavin Cupp 3*

Jack Wohlabaugh 3*

 

Those classes don't seem all that dissimilar on paper, other than they recruited more players.

06/13/2018 - 3:49pm Lists like this are the…

Lists like this are the laziest of lazy journalism. It seems fun to crap on places like Flint and Detroit for a lot of people, especially when the the age of the internet highlights their failures.

On the plus side, these things can change and those of us who enjoy a challenge and building things see opportunities. D.C. would have been on one of these lists in the 80s. Probably the same with Atlanta and Miami. NYC was nearly bankrupt in the 70s.

06/06/2018 - 10:40am I have a Samsung from a…

I have a Samsung from a couple years ago and it is nice but doesn't have much in the way of HDR. This is only a problem because it is in a well-lit room. Streaming 4k content is great and since it is nearly flush with the wall, viewing angles exist around the room, not just right in front.

With that said, I am looking into a screen and 4k projector for the basement to replace the TV currently in there. It is plenty dark and I like the idea of 100+ inches and setting the center channel behind the screen. 

One thing I will mention: I ordered our 70" 4k online and had it delivered. The price was cheaper but the other part was that my wife and I didn't have a big enough car to transport it. You can pay for delivery or rent a truck to do this but I would see if you can get what you are looking for from Costco, Amazon, or wherever if you don't think you have the space to move it.

05/31/2018 - 10:22am I'm not disagreeing, but

I'm not disagreeing, but wasn't Steve Kerr a color guy before he became a head coach?

05/30/2018 - 11:29am I feel the same way about

I feel the same way about Watson but everything I read on here was to the contrary. Still, I'll take a 5th year vet with experience at NB and CB any day. 

05/23/2018 - 6:52pm Edit: Deleting just to be

Edit: Deleting just to be safe

05/23/2018 - 10:25am I am not sure what QBs you

I am not sure what QBs you think are better. Lewerke has clear accuracy issues (though he is better than the guy who played in the Rose Bowl) but he is like a true Junior. Considering that Peters looked kind of frail and afraid of contact, I would probably take Lewerke given his legs and experience.

05/04/2018 - 1:07pm Good luck, Ace!
Out of

Good luck, Ace!

Out of curiosity, what are you having done for your esophagus? I ask because I also have GERD/reflux and would love to know if there is a solution out there. 

05/04/2018 - 11:01am I had no idea Browning,

I had no idea Browning, Grier, and McSorely still had eligibility. 

05/04/2018 - 10:46am That's how the whole site

That's how the whole site feels now. 2009-2012, it was fun and the content was pretty good and genuine. Then it devolved into a cesspool of bots, not so sneaky advertisers, shareblue propaganda, power-hungry mods with axes to grind, and users pretending to be gatekeepers of knowledge both incorrect and misleading. 

03/09/2018 - 9:55am Like I said, demographically

Like I said, demographically it doesn't make sense. I have no idea if that is what they actually did or not.

03/08/2018 - 5:36pm You have to go where the

You have to go where the money is. Businesses evolve or they die. U.S. Woolworth went from one of the biggest discount retailer to Footlocker. Tandy started out making leather goods and moved to computers after they bought Radioshack. Demographically, Japan doesn't seem like it would be especially profitable. If that was their strategy, I am sure it was analyzed and scrutinized.

More than Amazon or Wal-Mart killing toy stores, I think youtube did. Many kids love watching unboxings of toys more than actually playing with them. That combined with screens dominating their attention in general and its hard to compete with plastic stuff. Babies R Us seems like it should have been a goldmine and there was a lot of untapped potential.

02/15/2018 - 11:35am He fumbles a lot. That's a

He fumbles a lot. That's a big red flag in the NFL.

02/08/2018 - 8:56pm I love how Jon Jansen was 299

I love how Jon Jansen was 299 pounds and classified as a TE.

02/08/2018 - 8:53pm Good point. I guess I read it

Good point. I guess I read it more like Bell has to gain weight (harder for some guys to do) plus the lack of scouting make projection difficult.

02/07/2018 - 12:15pm Hasn't Myles Sims been on

Hasn't Myles Sims been on campus for a while? Didn't Christian Turner sign?

02/06/2018 - 7:55am I don't think his statement

I don't think his statement implies "If we were only more lenient on assault, then we would beat OSU and MSU." It's pointing out that rivalry games have not been pretty lately for Michigan football and there is no comfort in close losses.

02/05/2018 - 5:39pm While that may be true, parts

While that may be true, parts of the MLK family did and received royalties from it. I have heard some of the stories about his family fighting for rights to license and/or sell things (including his nobel peace prize) and let's just say that a lot of what happens with his stuff does not seem to fit with the spirit of Dr. King.

02/05/2018 - 1:22pm None of them did much for me.

None of them did much for me. It just seemed like they paid famous people to lip sync and dance, so not very creative or interesting to me. I also can't stand the commercials that try to act like using Crest or whatever is some revolutionary act or pretending like the commercial is "inspriational", and that seemed to be a theme this year.

01/18/2018 - 8:14pm Absolutely. The rivalry has

Absolutely. The rivalry has become a sad annual reminder of how Michigan's place in the college football landscape has changed. Us fans comfort ourselves with history and nostalgia but the truth is right there in the results and until that changes, Michigan will never come close to its full potential because recruits will look at it as a second-tier football program.

01/11/2018 - 11:16am That sounds kind of similar

That sounds kind of similar to OSU in 2014. Besides, Michigan rotated heavily at RB and it's not an acceptable to just say "well, a starter went down, so the season is in the tank." I really doubt the coaches look at it this way. Backups are expected to be ready when strarters go down. 

01/11/2018 - 9:50am Look at it this way: Michigan

Look at it this way: Michigan replaced 9-10 starters on defense (depending on how you classify Chase and Mo) and the defense didn't really look that much worse, except maybe the safeties.

The offense replaced a few guys on the OL and all receivers yet they couldn't find a rhythm all season. 

01/10/2018 - 8:19pm He has to be a WR coach

He has to be a WR coach there, right? If so, the lack of a WR coach at one of the youngest positions on the roster last year makes less sense to me. Maybe he had a bigger role with the receivers than his title let on.

01/09/2018 - 7:45am Two Things

1. Michigan would have made Da'Shawn Hand a starter from the day he arrived on campus. Alabama redshirted him and then he was a reserve for the rest of his career. That tells you how deep Alabama is and how desperate for top talent that Michigan is.

2. Despite this, Clemson beat them and Georgia was right there with them. I admire what Smart did in two years and at times watching their season felt like 2016 Michigan with good bounces but the real difference is their OL and RBs. They rushed for close to 100 yards in the first half.

01/08/2018 - 1:49pm Yup, and there's not a lot of

Yup, and there's not a lot of talent on their defense. Kyle Van Noy is a starter there after barely seeing the field in Detroit and the rest of their front seven is a bunch of young guys. 

01/08/2018 - 1:40pm Like Nick Saban, Bill

Like Nick Saban, Bill O'Brien, and Kirk Ferentz? Outside of Belichick, few directly from Parcells' coaching tree have panned out and until recently, only John Harbaugh was successful from the Andy Reid one.

01/05/2018 - 2:07pm I didn't know that. Why does

I didn't know that. Why does he hate him?

01/05/2018 - 1:44pm and go bowling with Nico.

and go bowling with Nico.

01/04/2018 - 11:59am As Michigan fans know, a lot

As Michigan fans know, a lot of that is on the OL. I don't know what their OL was like in those years or if they were rebuilding. Who knows, though. It could be coaching or RB talent.

01/03/2018 - 1:32pm Yeah, I really don't care. I

Yeah, I really don't care. I am just interested in Michigan football making (positive) history again. Nothing notable has happened in a while and each offseason thread that celebrates our history feels less comforting each year.