|12/02/2018 - 8:00pm||Reading through these…||
Reading through these comments is interesting. I didn't start watching this game until right around the time the Georgia kicker missed a chip shot field goal.
Alabama. Maybe that is the offense Michigan fans should be running. Both Tau and Hurts were looking to push the ball down the field.
|11/30/2018 - 8:44am||It was Lewis who was beat by…||
It was Lewis who was beat by Murray for the winning TD in the Orange Bowl though.
|11/30/2018 - 8:38am||It was a greatinterception…||
It was a greatinterception but Lewis should have knocked down that 4th down pass and given Michigan 1st goal.
|11/29/2018 - 8:44pm||It does seem odd that you…||
It does seem odd that you would say that. There were a number of stories about the Michigan shoes for sale in early to mid August of this year and you posted a couple of times in other posts during that same time frame. Now it is possible that you just didn't click or see the shoe stories but you also can't blame people for questioning how you missed the multiple stories about shoe sales yet managed to post in other topics during that same time frame. The possible shoe violations was a big story in August because of what had happened at UNC.
|11/13/2018 - 9:02pm||You have players like…||
You have players like Johnnie Dixon, Parris Campbell, and Austin Mack all tweeting that they were present for the Smith/Grimes verbal dust-up and are saying the n-word thing never happened. Those players make it sound as if it had happened, then there would have been a bigger exodus from Columbus. The story should not have been reported by McMurphy.
|11/12/2018 - 6:23pm||IF Brohm were to jump to…||
IF Brohm were to jump to Louisville, he is going to want to get moving on his Louisville recruiting class and I see things moving sooner rather than later for that reason.
|11/11/2018 - 5:04pm||At the time of the Maryland…||
At the time of the Maryland and Rutgers addition, all of college football was going through a kind of super expansion. There were concerns that the Big 12 was going to cease to exist. The B1G looked to expand it's footprint East and locking down the NY and DC markets was a good move on their part. I don't think anyone thought that Rutgers football would be this bad (they do have a win against Michigan),more likely, Northwestern every once in awhile rises, so maybe Rutgers can as well. It is still good to have that East coast market share. I think the B1G would love to pick off Virginia and North Carolina from the ACC to boost their East Coast footprint but that is a ways off.
|11/06/2018 - 9:09pm||Whenever anyone mentions a…||
Whenever anyone mentions a revenge tour and Indiana all you have to do is say, Lee Corso, John Wrangler and some freshmen kid named Anthony Carter.
I don't think IU will ever recover from that loss.
|11/06/2018 - 9:02am||When out and about because…||
When out and about because of the kids sports, I will listen to the games on satellite radio and then pull it up on my cell phone to watch it live. Radio is usually a play to a play and a half ahead of the television.
|11/05/2018 - 1:16pm||"and there's a good chance…||
"and there's a good chance we hold on to beat Wisconsin, too if he isn't injured."
That and if a B1G reply official actually looks at the television camera on the touchdown review to see the difference between a left foot coming down first versus both feet coming down simultaneously.
|11/05/2018 - 1:04pm||A lot of people have already…||
A lot of people have already answered this but I would add that Hamler in quite a few games has really put a spark in the Penn State offense with some electric returns. (I know already covered.) Michigan was kicking into the wind, they had just sprinted down the field so they are going to be a bit tired and they are backed up a couple of more yards.
|11/02/2018 - 8:49am||I think there are many more…||
I think there are many more articles out there which give a better overview of the Durkin firing mess. The heart of the matter is that UMD commissioned two investigations, one into the UMD football program and a second into the death of Jordan McNair. In both reports, the blame was directed to the training staff. Durkin may not have been without blame in either report but a lot of the blame was qualified and Durkin was not portrayed as having violated his contractual obligations. Things in the report made Durkin look more like a douche but the truth is that if you ripped the lid off of most FBS football programs you would probably see a lot of similar practices.
With a McNair lawsuit coming and who knows if Durkin isn't planning his own lawsuit, this mess isn't over yet for UMD.
|11/02/2018 - 7:54am||The Maryland and Rutgers…||
The Maryland and Rutgers entry into the B1G was a result of conference expansion, television revenue and basic conference footprint. Rutgers was never known as a strong sports program but the hope was that Northwestern has shown signs of life from time to time so maybe Rutgers could as well.
|10/29/2018 - 3:33pm||More like, "Ok, which…||
More like, "Ok, which Assistant is covering Franklin to stop him from using a timeout?"
|10/29/2018 - 11:43am||Purdue was on the road…||
Purdue was on the road against one of the country's best defenses and with under 2 minutes to play they were a blocked field goal away from tying the game and that is middling-to-poor?
|10/24/2018 - 8:06am||A lot of people have already…||
A lot of people have already hit on the names, but if you don't think taking a walk-on (Jack Conklin) and turning him into a #8 overall draft pick 'is overstating it quite a bit' then you have luckily cleansed your mind of the @$$ kicking's Dantonio handed out for a couple of those years. The authors did a good job on talking about the changing Spartan program players but don't get it twisted, during that 2011 to 2016 time period, Michigan was looking up to the talent in East Lansing.
|10/22/2018 - 8:14pm||Corey Malone Hatcher…||
Corey Malone Hatcher medically retired because of an Achilles injury.
|10/15/2018 - 8:24am||I wonder what Braylon…||
I wonder what Braylon Edwards thoughts are on the offensive line?
|09/25/2018 - 2:30pm||I wonder how Greg Mattison…||
I wonder how Greg Mattison felt about the beat down Michigan gave to Nebraska in regards to Daishon Neal?
|09/17/2018 - 8:21am||Sometimes those games are…||
I guess someone has the second sight.
|08/26/2018 - 9:55am||Years ago my wife and I who…||
Years ago my wife and I who had been married less than a year were traveling through the South Bend area on a Notre Dame game weekend. We were both tired and were looking for a hotel room. Using the phone book (remember those?) we started in St. Joseph/Benton Harbor, worked our way down to Niles and was into the R's in South Bend when we came across 'The Ritz.'
|08/24/2018 - 7:10am||"When the goal is to get to…||
"When the goal is to get to the NFL his track record is good at every position but QB"
|08/24/2018 - 7:00am||I always cringe at the 9…||
I always cringe at the 9 touchdown pass number and think back to the Florida game where Speight hit Crawford for a TD pass on a 4th down play which was called back and turned into a field goal because of the ref mixing up which TE was downfield. Also, the Wisconsin game where the ref, as well as the replay official, couldn't see DPJ gt his foot down in the end zone. It's not like there is a big difference between 11 and 9 but those were two touchdown passes taken off the board which should have counted.
|07/21/2018 - 11:21am||That might make some sort of…||
That might make some sort of sense if State were still playing in the Legends Division as they were on two of those trips and they could schedule 4 out of conference games. Even in the 2015 season there were 4 out of conference games. The 2015 season will not have any relevance to what happens in the 2018 season.
|06/15/2018 - 10:00am||Speaking of walk-ons, I…||
Speaking of walk-ons, I wonder if Matt Brown is going to pan out? He was a preferred walk-on who was the Ohio defensive player of the year in 2017. Early in his high school days he committed to Quinnipiac for LAX and then sort of exploded his senior year in football and last year took a preferred walk-on at Michigan.
|04/15/2018 - 8:29am||In 1987, Bo lost in that same||
In 1987, Bo lost in that same stadium to IU and the following year won a Rose Bowl.
|04/15/2018 - 8:15am||If Michigan had even||
If Michigan had even reasonable luck it would be 3-3.
2013 and Gardner's broken foot 2 point conversion attempt.
You could even throw in the 2012 game with Michigan leading 21-20 at the half and then losing 26-21 and unable to cross the 50 for the whole second half.
Sometimes it's better to be lucky than one of the good guys.
|04/15/2018 - 8:01am||The Wilton Speight myth||
The Wilton Speight myth continues about the fumble at the 1 yard line. Yes Speight did fumble but Ohio State marched all of the way out to the 19 yard line and on a 4th and 6, Ohio State punter Cameron Johnston tried a fake punt and was stopped 3 yards short of a 1st down. 5 plays later Speight hit Khalid Hill for an 8 yard TD pass. That fumble didn't change anything.
|09/03/2017 - 6:18pm||Scenic Route||
I love the scenic route as much as the next guy but when you turned down Dombrowski memory lane you definitely made a wrong turn. If there is one myth that Tiger fans hang onto it is the Doug Fister great pitcher myth.
After leaving Detroit, Fister had another top season in 2014 posting a 16-6 record, a 2.41 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP. From there it was all downhill. In 2015 he was 5-7 and in 2016 there was an attempt of a comeback with the Astros followed by the next season of a minor league deal with the Angels.
What did the Tigers get back in return? Steve Lombardozzi a utility infielder who most likely resembles that stale bag of BBQ potato chips, Ian Krol a below average relief pitcher and a young left hander named Robbie Ray. Because Ray didn't develop as fast at the Tigers liked he was shipped off to Arizona for Shane Greene. Ray made the All Star team this year from Arizona.
Had Ray been allowed to come along slowly his left arm would be a great in the Tigers rotation. Instead because he wasn't ready as fast as everyone wanted him to be he was shipped out.
The Tigers did have a great rotation but there is no way the Tigers could have afforded Scherzers 7 year - $210 million deal, plus David Prices 7 year - $217 million deal. Remember the Tigers did try and hold things together giving Anibal Sanchez 5 years and $80 million.
Dombrowski was right with Fister, he bought low, sold high but the win now mentality moved Ray out to soon.