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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 sackcarr.com 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 Epsn.com 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 last...to 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

10/12/2014 - 4:46pm I honestly forgot I was

I honestly forgot I was watching Michigan at times because of the lack of maize pants

10/11/2014 - 11:21pm T-shirt idea for Brian?

T-shirt idea for Brian?

10/11/2014 - 11:21pm T-shirt idea for Brian?

T-shirt idea for Brian?

10/08/2014 - 6:02pm I do remember reading in his

I do remember reading in his book that he already had heard the rumblings of Brady Hoke being Michigan's next coach either early in richrod's 3rd year, or sometime during or just after his second season....by all means he was correct on that account, hopefully he goes 2 for 2. I hope he found some wood to knock on after his prediction.

10/06/2014 - 10:49pm I feel that......I have found

I feel that......I have found that michigan plays better when I am standing up watching, essentially pouring out my will to the team...coincidence? Maybe. I will continue to stand during games for the board.

10/06/2014 - 10:23pm In our defense....we have

In our defense....we have only lost by a combined 6 points in 2 years with clearly inferior squads to OSU's.

10/06/2014 - 10:01pm You sound like you are part

You sound like you are part of the bandwagon clan......im a member of all these clans, depending on the hour.

10/05/2014 - 10:23pm You clearly have a low

You clearly have a low football iq if you believe Rutgers was simply allowing us to run the ball at will when we were only down 9 and then down 2 in the 4th with plenty of time to take the game away from them.

You do realize the best way to kill clock to secure a win is to get the ball back to your offense and stay in bounds while moving consistently, not allow the other team to march down the field.....and the best way to open up a passing game is to prove you can run, which is exactly what Nuss was trying to do. And it worked. We happened to get hosed by the refs. We had ample time to take that game.

I know you love to hate everything michigan does, because every post you have is pure snark... but fact is Michigan responded well in the 4th after a flat 3rd quarter, and the o line was winning battles. The d line began to do its job as well. Gas came out after the blocked field goal and the bad call. Shit happens, especially when your team is used to losing.

 The team made some strides in many areas on offense, albeit them minor ones only toward average play. These guys desperately need a win to build some confidence going forward, no matter who coaches us next year. 

To be clear....I'm not advocating for Brady to stay our coach, I want someone who can install a tough winning culture quickly and develope talent with what is available on the 2015 roster, but your comment just shows how little you know about the game. 

09/27/2014 - 9:26pm I simply have no words for

I simply have no words for the program at this moment....all positives seem to become negatives over time. I'm stunned. Some serious house cleaning needs to be done. I want to see this group of players finish here, ans succeed here. I'm speechless. As someone who has really been giving Brady the benefit of the doubt, he needs to be gone as soon as possible. 

 

Something about Devin coming in the game looking more confident than he ever has IMO reminded me of Moxy on varsity blues....playing his heart out in spite of everything around him.

 

09/27/2014 - 9:25pm I simply have no words for

I simply have no words for the program at this moment....all positives seem to become negatives over time. I'm stunned. Some serious house cleaning needs to be done. I want to see this group of players finish here, ans succeed here. I'm speechless. As someone who has really been giving Brady the benefit of the doubt, he needs to be gone as soon as possible. 

 

Something about Devin coming in the game looking more confident than he ever has IMO reminded me of Moxy on varsity blues....playing his heart out in spite of everything around him.

 

09/27/2014 - 9:25pm I simply have no words for

I simply have no words for the program at this moment....all positives seem to become negatives over time. I'm stunned. Some serious house cleaning needs to be done. I want to see this group of players finish here, ans succeed here. I'm speechless. As someone who has really been giving Brady the benefit of the doubt, he needs to be gone as soon as possible. 

 

Something about Devin coming in the game looking more confident than he ever has IMO reminded me of Moxy on varsity blues....playing his heart out in spite of everything around him.

 

09/22/2014 - 8:10pm Sounds about like Tate vs.

Sounds about like Tate vs. Notre dame. Rest is history.

09/22/2014 - 6:17pm I watch every week...just

I watch every week...just watched all the pressers....must say, these are great, competitive men we have coaching our favorite group of college kids. Add that to Belein's apparent elevator comments and I really think what this team really needs is consistency on the offensive side. Nuss said consistency was the biggest difference between bamas offense and the one he inherited here. Anyone with any amount of real football knowledge can tell the defense is getting more consistent each week since the Notre dame game. For some reason, I still have hope. I will keep watching every minute I can, because I am not a bamdwaggoner.

09/20/2014 - 10:42pm .

I'm extremely mad and can hardly fathom watching these games, but we have something very wrong with our fanbase when stuff like this is said about michigan football. Michigan has money.....go spend it. Brandon needs to figure this out or he needs to go.

09/20/2014 - 10:40pm .

I'm extremely mad and can hardly fathom watching these games, but we have something very wrong with are program when stuff like this is said about michigan football. Michigan has money.....go spend it. Brandon needs to figure this out or he needs to go.