Member for

8 years 4 months
Points
2939.00

Recent Comments

Date Title Body
03/03/2019 - 7:48pm Go Blue!

Go Blue!

02/01/2019 - 2:43pm Thank you.  I subscribe to…

Thank you.  I subscribe to Michigan Insider but haven't seen much of anything about NSD, just 2020 recruiting.

02/01/2019 - 1:37pm Any ideas as to who we may…

Any ideas as to who we may be signing on NSD?  Anyone other than the 2 unsigned commits?

01/21/2019 - 2:50pm Back in the fall of '67,…

Back in the fall of '67, Pete Drehman (sp?) was both a punter on the football team and a wrestler.

01/10/2019 - 4:09pm It is sad that so many want…

It is sad that so many want to question this hire after having spent the last several months bemoaning the fact that JH hasn't hired an OC.  This looks like JH continuing to do what JH has always done:  being flexible while always looking to do everything possible to secure the future success of his team.  This year, Alabama went from run-heavy to pass-heavy, and it seems highly likely that Gattis was a big part of that transition.  Great hire.  Go Blue!

01/08/2019 - 12:05pm D-line was a real problem in…

D-line was a real problem in both games.  There were explanations, but Mattison did not have a replacement ready for Rashan Gary and did not adequately develop the guys playing DT.  Washington did not have the LBs ready for Florida.  Maybe all of this is for the best.

01/05/2019 - 5:09pm Can you say why he will not…

Can you say why he will not be fired?  JH seems to be willing to let people go if they cannot get the job done, and Pep does not seem to get the job done.

01/04/2019 - 3:05pm OSU made a choice to take…

OSU made a choice to take one assistant and make him Meyer's replacement.  Since it wasn't him, it's not that surprising that he is leaving.  His peer just became his boss.

12/31/2018 - 9:15pm Happy New Year!  13-0 in…

Happy New Year!  13-0 in 2019!

12/31/2018 - 11:44am Amen on the jet sweep…

Amen on the jet sweep working and then being forgotten.  Why?  It is the exact opposite of many coaches who will keep running it until the other team shows it can stop it then give it a tweak that fools them.  It seems like we never repeat plays that work and frequently repeat plays that get stuffed (and stuffed again).

12/30/2018 - 1:58pm On the two minute drill at…

On the two minute drill at the end of the half, it looked like Patterson was trying to get the ball snapped and for some reason Ruiz just never snapped it.  He finally realized Ruiz was not going to snap the ball and called a timeout.

12/29/2018 - 11:57pm Harbaugh said, "“We’re…

Harbaugh said, "“We’re beaten by -- on those days, we were beaten by better teams. So, we have to persevere, be persistent, keep working and put it over the top.”  That is troubling.  Those better teams were all underdogs and the last two gave us the worst back-to-back beatings (drubbings?) I can ever remember happening to a Michigan team.

12/29/2018 - 5:14pm We ran a jet sweep on the…

We ran a jet sweep on the first series and it nearly went for a TD.  No wonder we stayed away from that play the rest of the game.  Amazing.  I agree with you.  It seems as if we stay away from anything that works and have pass routes that insure our receivers are covered.

12/19/2018 - 2:06pm Everyone gets to make their…

Everyone gets to make their own mistakes, and he made a big one.  He must have forgotten that it is ALWAYS great to be a Michigan Wolverine!

12/19/2018 - 8:52am I'll drink to that!

I'll drink to that!

12/19/2018 - 8:41am Bonus!  Hill comes to us,…

Bonus!  Hill comes to us, and Battle does not go to OSU.  It's a good morning already!

12/18/2018 - 10:36am So Michigan in NOT the only…

So Michigan in NOT the only program that suffers transfers!  I'm shocked, shocked I tell you! /s

12/11/2018 - 5:44pm Not only different views of…

Not only different views of the rivalry, different views of life.

12/09/2018 - 3:10pm I basically agree with you,…

I basically agree with you, but my advice, almost regardless, would be to go to Michigan.  Michigan has great coaches with NFL experience that will enable anyone who comes to Michigan to go to the NFL as highly drafted as if the player had gone to Alabama.  And there is no comparison as to academics, culture and the value of a Michigan degree.  On a personal note, as a result of making a lot of friends from Alabama at Camp Mac, a FANTASTIC summer camp in Alabama, my youngest daughter was considering Alabama, which would have given her nearly a full ride academic scholarship.  I am so happy that she is now a freshman (out of state) at Michigan, even though it is costing me nearly $60K per year more than it would have cost to send her to Alabama.  What she gets out of her four years at Michigan will be worth far more than the extra money involved.  Hill gave all this up when he selected Alabama and, in my opinion at least, gained nothing of lasting value.

12/09/2018 - 2:47pm Loved the first two of the…

Loved the first two of the trilogy but would advocate a class action for return of all funds received for those first two books due to his failure to produce the third.  It's been nearly 8 years since "the Wise Man's Fear" was published.

12/09/2018 - 1:11am Loser talk is saying that…

Loser talk is saying that Stanford will give a player a better education than Michigan.  The London Times rankings have named Michigan the best public university in the world for many years.  Even if Stanford is a hair better as an academic institution, it is such a minute difference that Michigan can give its players as good of an education as they could get at Stanford.  For that matter, Harbaugh has made it his mission to make Michigan's athletic program as academically rigorous as Stanford's program, and, from what we see with the ever increasing number of all-Academic Big Ten players, it's working.  Hill is going to Alabama because either he thinks it gives him a better chance to get to the NFL (probably wrong, as our DBs seem to get drafted just fine) or because he is getting paid or because he doesn't want to have to work at academics, and if, instead of having a great college career, he gets hurt, then he will have a worthless degree.  As an alum, I don't want us to be like Alabama or OSU.  I love everything about what Harbaugh is doing for Michigan, and the wins over OSU will come.  Go Blue!

11/28/2018 - 10:18am ND under its current coach…

ND under its current coach is 81-34, including this year's 12-0 record, a 70% winning percentage, far worse than what JH has done so far, and as many have pointed out, JH started from dumpster-fire land.

11/28/2018 - 10:15am Bo Schembechler's teams won…

Bo Schembechler's teams won 79.6% of their games.  Going into the OSU game, JH was at 76%, not much worse, and after next year he will probably be about on the same pace.  We hope he will do better, but I am happy with his standards for his players and his approach to the game.  I doubt UM could do better, and I would certainly rather have JH than Meyer or Saban, as their baggage is not acceptable.

11/27/2018 - 7:15pm He was a huge asset all year…

He was a huge asset all year, constantly improving our field position.

11/27/2018 - 7:14pm Congratulations to a great…

Congratulations to a great representative of Michigan!

11/27/2018 - 3:07pm If you know they will be…

If you know they will be throwing crossing routes, isn't it possible to have a LB act as a spy on the crossing routes so that the minute the receiver touches the ball, the receiver is creamed?

11/27/2018 - 2:30pm Disagree.  It still had a…

Disagree.  It still had a weak OL and no really top RB.  Patterson was running for his life throughout the game, even with a lot of short passes, and rarely had enough time to throw deep.  When he did, Gentry promptly dropped it.  Even with that, the offense scored 39.

11/27/2018 - 2:24pm It would have been smarter…

It would have been smarter to not immediately take Higdon out of the game for the next play, as it seems that whenever we do that we pass.  Even if it is a pass play, leave him in so you are not telegraphing your intentions.

11/27/2018 - 2:13pm Sam Webb has said he…

Sam Webb has said he believes both Hill and Long are leaving.

11/27/2018 - 12:01am All we needed were a couple…

All we needed were a couple better OL and a DT or 2.  We are heading in the right direction on both fronts.

11/26/2018 - 3:27pm Why was Gil playing?  Josh…

Why was Gil playing?  Josh Ross has seemed to be the better alternative in every single game, at least according to the UFR grading and every comment I read.  Ross is faster, Gil was obviously being targeted because he was too slow to cover and yet Gil stayed in the game.  Seemed nuts to me, but I would appreciate any explanation anyone can provide.

11/26/2018 - 3:26pm Why was Gil playing?  Josh…

Why was Gil playing?  Josh Ross has seemed to be the better alternative in every single game, at least according to the UFR grading and every comment I read.  Ross is faster, Gil was obviously being targeted because he was too slow to cover and yet Gil stayed in the game.  Seemed nuts to me, but I would appreciate any explanation anyone can provide.

11/24/2018 - 5:35pm Don Brown did not play a…

Don Brown did not play a down, did not fail to get past the OSU o-line and did not make Watson a step slower than the OSU receivers.

11/24/2018 - 5:20pm Gentry had zero catches and…

Gentry had zero catches and three enormous drops, one of which would have been a TD.  The OLine did not give Patterson a chance, as he was always running for his life.

11/24/2018 - 5:18pm Punting was awful (1 block…

Punting was awful (1 block more due to slow motion by Hart than speed by OSU and inability to get punts inside 20.  Thomas made one bad decision after another on kickoffs, the worst by far being when he caught the ball that was about to fly out of bounds, but in many other instances he elected to run back the kickoff and got stopped well before the 25.  Coverage on punts was pretty bad.  All in all, the only part of special teams that worked was Moody's FG kicking.

11/18/2018 - 8:38am Klatt said it was amazing…

Klatt said it was amazing the ref did not call a PF immediately and observed that the ref was right next to the play.  Cheap shot at a defenseless player.

11/18/2018 - 8:31am All of his field goals were…

All of his field goals were chip shots, with the longest being 33 yards.  At least two of those just barely made it inside the uprights, as did the extra point, if I recall correctly.  Does he have Nordin's range?

11/18/2018 - 8:24am Even if the ref thought it…

Even if the ref thought it was "unintentional" the proper response would be to immediately stop the clock and place the ball with the clock not starting again until it was ready to be snapped.

11/17/2018 - 8:16pm Where was JUWANN BUSHELL…

Where was JUWANN BUSHELL-BEATTY?  Is he injured?

11/17/2018 - 8:15pm Black and Gentry dropped…

Black and Gentry dropped passes in the end zone that should have been caught.  The throw to Gentry was low but totally catchable; the throw to Black hit him right in the hands.

11/05/2018 - 2:03pm "The third deep shot was a…

"The third deep shot was a touchdown to Black that got wiped off the board thanks to a (legit) Gentry holding call."  Maybe legit, but I saw much more blatant holds on Winovich and Gary that were not called.

10/21/2018 - 1:37pm Penalties:  Many of the…

Penalties:  Many of the penalties called on us looked like bad calls.  We need to have a snowflake thread to discuss them.  The offsetting personal fouls usually came when MSU was doing something that bordered between infraction and criminal act and a Michigan player did something (at worst) to protect a teammate from being injured by the misconduct.  Others - like the call on Bush at the start of the second half - were entirely invisible.  The same was true of the sequence of penalties in Sparty's last "drive."

10/20/2018 - 5:24pm MSU should give the refs a…

MSU should give the refs a game ball.  They were the only offense MSU had.

10/18/2018 - 4:54pm Anyone know why Mason did…

Anyone know why Mason did not play much?  Never saw him on the field in any short yardage situation.

10/01/2018 - 6:15pm Agree.  And I seem to recall…

Agree.  And I seem to recall that in the last preseason poll, NW was ranked about the same as us.  Before this game, NW had been underachieving, but it certainly seemed as if NW was ready to play its BEST game on Saturday.

10/01/2018 - 6:10pm There were a couple of balls…

There were a couple of balls that should have been caught that would have put him over 200 yards and over 70% complete.

09/18/2018 - 4:09pm If you have shown them that…

If you have shown them that you will beat them with passing if they keep bringing their linebackers, then the ability to practice against them when the linebackers are in full pursuit will be lost.  It may get you more points while still getting you less of the needed practice.  Coach wants us to be able to run the play no matter how well it is defensed, not for us to be able to run the play only when the linebackers are holding back out of fear of play action.

09/18/2018 - 2:37pm And we scored on our last 6…

And we scored on our last 6 possessions.  It would have been last 7 (or, in other words every possession except the first) if McKeon had come back to the ball that was intercepted at the 2.

09/16/2018 - 11:14am We stopped most of their…

We stopped most of their drives until the refs moved them along with ridiculous penalties.  The targeting was BS (their targeting of West, on the other hand, was egregious), the PI on Hutchinson was absurd as the QB's still had the ball in his hand when the tackle began, a couple of the PIs were just bad calls (one involved a ball thrown so far over the receiver's head it landed a good ten yards OOB) and their refusal to call holding on SMU was the cherry on top.

09/05/2018 - 9:59am While we all want our team…

While we all want our team to win every game, I believe that Coach Harbaugh is doing so many things to make us proud of our alma mater that the outcomes are overshadowed by the accomplishments.  I also believe we have a good chance of winning all the rest of our games, but if we fall short in accomplishments BUT NOT EFFORT, I will still be happy with the coach and the team.