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12/13/2018 - 1:16pm I was just thinking that…

I was just thinking that I dont remember this kind of awesome board speculation since Harbaugh was secretly fading away from SF and coming to Ann Arbor, all while trying to save face for the rest of the NFL season. True or not, message board soap operas are excellent entertainment. Let's hope this conspiracy turns out true like the Harbaugh saga did!

12/12/2018 - 8:21pm Aaron Rodgers was an under…

Aaron Rodgers was an under 50% passer his final year at Cal, but certainly an anomaly 

12/12/2018 - 12:46pm Regardless, Don Brown still…

Regardless, Don Brown still needs a formidable zone defensive scheme when he does have to match up with teams that are going to try and do what Barrett did

12/07/2018 - 12:26pm Can the "esteemed" FBS just…

Can the "esteemed" FBS just drop their collective arrogance and do the same format as the FCS. More conferences with less teams, round robins, best records of the bunch wins each conference, winners of each make the playoff, and if playoff was extended to 16 teams like FCS, just let collective records and tie breakers decide who gets in. College football with all of its crap eye test ranking systems has been the problem all along. Never seems to be a clear cut champion, some other team always has an argument. For goodness sakes Bama claims like 23 championships or something. We claim 11 and could a couple more. Just stupid. Just level the playing field like EVERY other sport in America. 

12/05/2018 - 4:54pm Wouldn't OSU be 11-2 in your…

Wouldn't OSU be 11-2 in your scenario? Or are they both supposed to be 12-1 in the playoffs?

12/05/2018 - 1:25pm I honestly wish college…

I honestly wish college football would just drop divisions and conference championship games all together 

12/05/2018 - 1:21pm I love the idea of 2 best…

I love the idea of 2 best teams...but in this case they should just drop divisions because winning them is meaningless. Maybe even do a 10 game conference schedule and do round robin thru the years. Interesting talking point though 

12/05/2018 - 11:38am Why in the world would he…

Why in the world would he want a way out if his biggest threat to winning the B1G just stepped down from coaching his team?


12/01/2018 - 12:27pm Just go back to no…

Just go back to no conference championship games. Outright winners, drop divisions, only play a championship game if there is no sensible tie-breaker between top 2 teams 

12/01/2018 - 12:24pm Just go back to no…

Just go back to no conference championship games. Outright winners, drop divisions, only play a championship game if there is no sensible tie-breaker between top 2 teams 

12/01/2018 - 12:21pm Watch OU and OSU play close…

Watch OU and OSU play close games to Texas and NW and both win, and then Georgia play Bama equally close but lose and Georgia make the playoff. 

11/29/2018 - 5:19pm I like the way you think. To…

I like the way you think. To hell with conference championship games and just win the thing outright by your record.

11/29/2018 - 5:15pm Agree that they went above…

Agree that they went above and beyond this year in conference play, but if the conference season officially ended last Saturday, Ohio State already would have won outright and deservedly so even with indentical 8-1 records, as we beat NW, OSU beat us, but they also have the best record overall. And if anyone really thinks Northwestern is really the first or second best team in the B1G they are crazy. 

I'm simply using them as an example that these divisions and conference championship games seem dumb when one team has 4 losses and clearly plays in a lesser division. I mean, I think about 4 years ago or so it was UCLA who made their conference championship at 6-6 when Stanford (Washington?) and Oregon were clearly the 2 best teams in a much better division. I know they divide these things up because more teams than games/more money in championship games, but it seems to put more stress on a team who has already had a maginifect conference winning season a-la Ohio State or Bama. Conference title games remind me too much of the pointless conference Basketball tournaments in March.


11/29/2018 - 12:13pm No conference championship…

No conference championship games and do away with divisions. No reason for a team like Norhtwestern to be in in the B1G title game. Change to 10 conference games and do round robin style through the years, even if it meant missing OSU for us every once in a while. Total conference record wins the title, then tie-breakers, then overall record, and if all of that cannot decide it, then have a conference title "play in game" for the playoff between the two top teams in that conference. Have 2 non-con games before conference season.

This would likely keep the Northwesterns of the world from being in the conference race, and would make winning your conference outright a bigger deal. Also may force Notre Dame even more to join a conference.

I guess only problem would be one less OOC game, but would make conference play that much more competitive and would create a little more mystery around strength of conferences and leave the playoffs and bowls to decide that. 

8 playoff teams, the 5 power 5 winners and 3 at-large.


11/28/2018 - 12:56pm I would love to play Georgia…

I would love to play Georgia even if it is unlikely

10/20/2015 - 4:43pm Baylor needs to step their

Baylor needs to step their game up as they play no one OOC......I think the committee mainly looks at how impressive your wins are as far as point spread goes, your record, and lastly what you did in the last few games (osu last year). Eventually I could see a one loss team from the Big ten, sec, or Pac 12 jumping an undefeated team like Baylor some year because of a close road loss to a good team early in the year. I have a hard time ever seeing a 2 loss team jump a power 5 one loss team though.

10/18/2015 - 11:05pm Can mgostore make a "steel in

Can mgostore make a "steel in the spine" shirt?

10/17/2015 - 10:14pm Saying we may never

Saying we may never experience great highs again, especially with Harbaugh on the sidelines is just stupid, man. Also, the loss was flukey and feels awful, but if you think Harbaugh and the team are just going to go into a shell now you are crazy. This loss will motivate Harbaugh for his entire tenure at UM. This will not define him.

09/26/2015 - 3:29pm You guys was wrooooooooong!

You guys was wrooooooooong!

09/16/2015 - 9:29pm 41-3 meeechigan

41-3 meeechigan

09/09/2015 - 10:32pm 41-21 michigan

41-21 michigan

09/08/2015 - 6:47pm Sten, I have been reading

Sten, I have been reading your posts since the days, and I must say I have always loved your optimism, even if it's a bit overstated. I hope you are right, and this time I think your optimism is much more warranted. You loved Rod, you liked Hoke, but I think third time is a charm. Harbaugh!! Go blue.

08/16/2015 - 4:01pm I see you 'respected' his

I see you 'respected' his personal space. Good on you. I'm sure he appreciated it.

07/30/2015 - 5:18pm 9 year.....passed on in 2006

9 year.....passed on in 2006

05/01/2015 - 10:44pm I don't get people's issues

I don't get people's issues with Franks production. He was a force every game from mid 2013 on....maybe he didn't have tons of sacks, but he forced fumbles, and got plenty more tfl's...and he showed throughout his career that he could come up some big plays, even get into the end zone. I think everyone is overlooking his real talent because the 2013 and 2014 teams sucked. Frank was good enough to be a regular starter on a Lloyd Carr defense and if he had played under a coach like Carr on a successful team no one would be surprised with his second round selection. 

04/15/2015 - 6:05pm It's good to see someone on

It's good to see someone on this board express common sense and not play fake doctor/concussion expert.....go ahead, neg me while the topic is hot. 


Also, if we took away helmets the game would change in dramatic fashion and would pretty much become some lame hybrid of flag football and rugby. We would also lose our winged helmets which would make me sad. Call me insensitive for talking about how this would ruin the entertainment value of the sport, but at the end of the day football is mostly about its entertainment value in America. The first thing a consumer recognises in football are the helmets. Don't come to a Michigan fanblog (where tradition and football are king) and pretend you would be totally cool with ditching our winged helmets for the sake of shall I say, political correctness in sports. Sometimes I can't believe what I read here from posters.

All that bitching and soapboxing aside, we still have Jim Harbaugh.


04/09/2015 - 6:23pm If we are going for blowout

If we are going for blowout status I have to take 2002 msu game...just beauty, and 2003 OSU game would have been a blowout of not for braylons 95 yard td getting called back. As far as actually competitive games it's a toss up between 2003 comeback at Minnesota or 2004 braylonfest. Braylon was absolutely crucial in both comeback games. Such a fun player to watch. 

I was immature and 14 during the 03 minny game and I remember stomping upstairs while watching the game we had recorded earlier, so not live. I had given up thinking we had no chance. I ended up getting on to see what the final score was and all I saw was a headline reading "Michigan stuns Minnesota". I came back downstairs, quit bitching about the score and preceded to watch John Navarre catch and run in a 40 yard td untouched....haven't given up on a game since.

04/06/2015 - 11:13pm I live Lexington.....if Cal

I live Lexington.....if Cal became the coach at Michigan, I would have to eat crow for breakfast, lunch, and dinner everyday for a year for all the times I've criticised him around my friends. So I hope for that reason it is never even in the realm of possibility.

However, whenever Cal retires, I don't know what these Cats fans are going to expect. They are now so used to their current system of having 3-5 new McDonald's all American starters every year, I just don't think they could get used to someone who actually builds talent and program the way a Bo Ryan or John Beilein does....from the ground up. UK fans are very used to taking the easy path to winning by recruiting the fab5 every year.

03/20/2015 - 5:02pm My dad is class of 1975 and

My dad is class of 1975 and he always brings up stories about Fracassa and how great his teams were, and how rough he was when playing pickup basketball. Cool photo.

03/06/2015 - 4:56pm Is it just me or is Shane

Is it just me or is Shane Morris starting to sound like Ricardo Miller 2.0? He was a recruit we got early and got excited about, then he himself became a recruiter, only to have a disappointing (so far) career at UM.....Michael Ferns comes to mind too.....

I hate recruiting coverage nowadays. I miss when you had no idea until spring before the season who was signing, and hardly knew what anyone was rated. Hell, Braylon was a low 3 star and I bet most normal fans had no idea he came out that under the radar. I miss the days of letting play on the field on Saturdays determine how good a recruit you were, not some rating system that starts evaluating you and publicising your image and highlights at age 12. I don't like getting excited about recruits only for them to live no where near expectations. Remember when some were saying "Shane may start from day 1". We are now doing the same with Malzone.




01/22/2015 - 6:27pm The seriousness of the

The seriousness of the Patriot's actions are about on par with stretchgate.....should be a non story, but because of the success of those involved, it's a huge story.

01/08/2015 - 6:34pm Mallet is also 6'7" if I am

Mallet is also 6'7" if I am remembering right from his Michigan days

12/28/2014 - 5:18pm Big linemen, downhill

Big linemen, downhill running, solid qb play, lots of tight ends. Also since 2011 harbaugh teams have had disciplined and tenacious defense. Harbaugh puts tons of focus on having a top notch staff and being very disciplined. It's about time.

12/23/2014 - 6:08pm I like this potential

I like this potential nussmeier for durkin trade going on.

12/15/2014 - 7:10pm Every back shannahan had was

Every back shannahan had was a thousand yard guy.....terrell Davis,Clinton portis, and Alfred Morris can thank him. He at least has a great eye for rb talent and gets his lines gelling.

12/13/2014 - 6:58pm He was very athletic and

He was very athletic and played the 4 albeit at 6'6'. Basically until we start playing real defense, competing for rebounds, and have a legit inside presence, we will have multiple teams like this one. Why do you think izzo's teams are always good? 

I'm sorry for committing an mgoblog cardinal sin and criticizing belein while giving a nod to izzo, but it's the truth. We will rarely if ever again get another recruiting class like 2012. 

12/13/2014 - 6:51pm Until Belein starts filtering

Until Belein starts filtering in athletic big men a la mcgary or robinson iii on a yearly basis in the recruiting field....we are gonna have lots of teams like this. You simply cannot build a championship level team on 3s alone. If we are gonna play young big men, they have to be 4 and 5 star athletes that are physical, not projects like donald and Doyle. We can either do this or actually become a quality defensive and rebounding team.

All this being said, I still llike JB, but teams can defend his system when there are virtually no elite athletes on the court or people that can get offensive rebounds.

12/06/2014 - 7:07pm I believe the whole search

I believe the whole search form thing is a plan b set in motion just in case family or something keeps Jim in San Fran. Jim Hackett is doing a good job closing the doors to this process.

12/01/2014 - 9:20pm I hope his estimates are

I hope his estimates are conservative because of the spotlight

12/01/2014 - 9:20pm I hope his estimates are

I hope his estimates are conservative because of the spotlight

12/01/2014 - 8:19pm Clark would have been second

Clark would have been second team most likely with out the obvious

11/24/2014 - 7:42pm We can only hope....come home

We can only hope....come home Jimmy!!

11/24/2014 - 7:37pm At this point Gregg Henson is

At this point Gregg Henson is our best source....hmmm.

11/23/2014 - 3:15pm luckily we are in a power 5

luckily we are in a power 5 conference and not the ivy league...we also have a top 3 largest fan base in the country, Harvard does not. Something tells me our direction at some point will go closer the way of Alabama than Harvard. If Schlissel is dead set on Harvard type athletics then he will be gone soon because we will either become a perennial big10 doormat or have to move to the ivy league (which is not happening). Our fans simply won't have us becoming either kind of program or Schlissel will face the heat. Much more people know Michigan for football than academics, especially fans. We will eventually get what we want....hopefully this time.

11/20/2014 - 9:02pm I actually like Doyle's play

I actually like Doyle's play off the bench more than any freshmen right now. Very disappointed with donnal so far, and do not see the upside I do with Doyle, but what do I know. Chatman looks like someone who clearly has the tools, but he needs to keep shooting and shooting and shooting in practice. DJ Wilson is the player I'm worried about right now, he looks extremely athletic and seems to have huge upside like chatman, but he looks more lost than the other freshmen.

I still look back and remember this team lost to Charlotte in a similar kind of game last year. The defense and our toughness look better now than at this time last year though. I love our big 3 right now and think they can really carry this team early as the young guys continue to develop each game....I think they are a very gritty group.

11/08/2014 - 10:54pm Those were

Those were frustrating......but most defenses of Michigan's caliber don't have a completely inept offense to play beside. Most defenses.....even great ones....have a shelf life during games. That is where a somewhat effective offense helps out.

11/08/2014 - 4:26pm Funchess has been beyond

Funchess has been beyond disappointing this year since game 1

11/06/2014 - 10:22pm Well...his team is currently

Well...his team is currently struggling with 2-6 wake forest....sounds like a fireable offense by our standards.

10/23/2014 - 10:49pm We act like because he isn't

We act like because he isn't Terrell Suggs he's a disappointment. The guy came in at 217 lbs as a low 3 star guy, and now he is a legit power 5 defensive end making tfl's every week at 280 and he hasn't lost a step. The one consistent unit on this team is the d-line and Frank Clark is a big part of that. If he has another level of untapped potential, it will come in the nfl.

10/19/2014 - 12:50am For the love of god, the doom

For the love of god, the doom and gloom talk is getting real old.....we know we aren't good this year or act like we can never be good again is ridiculous.

Notre Dame wasn't very good before Kelly, even the first couple years with him they were mediocre. Florida State had some very average years, so have Bama, USC, Texas, Oklahoma etc...please stop saying Michigan will never field a top 10 to top 5 level squad again. We will, it may just take some time to figure it out. Blue blood programs with over 100 years of winning history don't just die in college football.

Have some perspective about these things people