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05/17/2018 - 7:32pm QB Play

While I think it might be true that UM would have won The Game had we competent QB play, it is also the case the OSU schemed against us on the assumption Michigan would not have competent QB play. Some of the things that were open, were open precisely because the OSU staff believed, rightly as it turned out, that O'Korn couldn't make the play. Defenses have to pick their poison, and opposing defenses last year had the enviable option of daring one of our QBs to beat them. With any luck, it will be different this year, and that will put a lot more pressure on the opposing defense.

05/11/2018 - 2:10pm DJ Carton

Carton, on the other hand, is a Nike kid, so we have a shot at him.

05/11/2018 - 2:08pm Jalen Wilson

Is an Adidas kid. He will end up at either UCLA or Kansas.

04/01/2018 - 7:48pm DC

Is Buffalo Billiards still the spot, or are there others (that hopefully have a better tap list and food than BB)?

01/29/2018 - 2:18pm Rankings

Most college rankings are pretty stupid, but it makes no sense to include the service academies in this list. 

01/02/2018 - 3:48pm Whatever

Sports should never be more than a diversion, and its glory as well as its anguish is always fleeting at best. Still, it’s an odd entry for a person whose job it is to write a blog largely dedicated to the game of football. You’re not exactly inviting engaged readership with this post.

10/25/2017 - 9:38am Excuse me?

You think the coaches aren’t trying to develop Peters and McCaffrey? That’s ridiculous. Development is not an exact science.

10/24/2017 - 9:53pm Yep

Completely agree. People underestimate what serious disrepair this program was in when Harbaugh took over. In three years we’ve suffered only two blowout losses while in the previous seven years they were routine. An inch here or there, a ref’s call here or there, a bad bounce slightly altered here or there and things look very different. Like everyone I’m especially disappointed in the OLine, but I still believe things are on the up.

10/20/2017 - 5:05pm Yeah

The bye week did us a hell a lot of good. Let's hope it's no better for them.

10/15/2017 - 8:13pm All that...

... but, a night game in Happy Valley is a nightmare. Ask OSU how they have fared in white-out games. Brutal environment for a team that is hitting on all cylinders. And we're not exactly doing that.

10/07/2017 - 6:06pm 22-13

Good guys.

09/27/2017 - 10:01pm Perry gif

My favorite one, if you had it, was after the Isaac TD when Grant Perry runs over to pick up the ball and hand it to the ref. I guess he's working hard on changing his habits!

09/17/2017 - 1:24pm Bingo. We have a winner.

Bingo. We have a winner.

09/17/2017 - 9:32am Amen.

Amen.

09/16/2017 - 8:31am UM wins

34-16

09/10/2017 - 6:15pm Well...

... not having a voice for play-by-play is a little like not having a body for modeling or the athletic talent to play a sport. It's pretty essential to the task.

JB is bad, and he's not getting nor going to get better.

09/10/2017 - 6:11pm You are correct sir.

You are correct sir.

09/10/2017 - 12:18pm Good point

That's a valuable addendum: variations in how they interpret what they see, and how they believe the rule applies. For that matter, try to get fans together to do the same experiment, especially if they're not all rooting for the same team. There's plenty of reason to suspect the average fan is more biased than your average official when it comes to interpreting what they see. That's one reason why complaining about officiating is pretty pointless.

09/10/2017 - 11:51am Bad officiating?

The problem is twofold: there are too many "action points" in a football game to be sufficiently covered by the human eye in real time. Six officials are only going to be able to see about a quarter of the action. The second is the speed of the game, and the expectation the officials make split-second decisions. The result will be a fair degree of randomness in assessing penalties. It's possible some bias will sneak in - studies on home-field advantage indicate that it's affect in officiating is probably significant - and that certain coaches may not get the benefit of the doubt. Then, too, officials are human and make mistakes, as do players and coaches. Fans need to accept that randomness in officiating as part of the game. In any case, one game is not much of a data set.

In my opinion officiating only needs to be good enough to keep players and coaches within tolerable parameters. It's silly to expect it to be perfect, or even very good.

09/09/2017 - 9:29am Preach it

Amen brother.

09/08/2017 - 2:26pm I can't gainsay the claim

I can't gainsay the claim it's on-purpose, even if I don't think the benefits outweigh the costs. In a game as fast as football, and the leverage needed, it would seem to me that getting into the opposing lineman quickly is more beneficial than staying down and getting a read.

09/08/2017 - 1:34pm Gary

Even on that play where he rips Ivey, he is quite slow off the snap. Others have commented on this as well, but it is a little alarming he isn't quicker out of his stance.

09/06/2017 - 10:36am Review

Definitely interested in seeing what he says about the right side of the O-line, but have to confess that I'm most interested in how Gary grades out.

And - dammit! - I don't want to wait.

08/31/2017 - 7:09am Michigan wins

37-10

10/25/2016 - 7:49pm Have you seen Sarah Harbaugh?

Have you seen Sarah Harbaugh? What man would hang out with recruits at midnight instead of being at home in bed?

10/21/2016 - 11:12am Score

58-3, Michigan

09/28/2016 - 10:49am Score

25-10 Michigan

09/24/2016 - 7:46am Score

41-6 Meeecheegan

09/15/2016 - 9:43am Score

48-16 Michigan

 

09/08/2016 - 9:46am 49-3 M

49-3. Go Blue!

06/07/2016 - 1:36pm Who is the woman at the 10:35 mark?

Who is the woman at the 10:35 mark?

11/27/2015 - 6:08pm 37-20 OSU

37-20 OSU

11/19/2015 - 8:40am Score

23-21 PSU. Alas.

11/12/2015 - 8:02pm 34-17 UM!

34-17 UM!

11/12/2015 - 8:01pm 34-17 Blue!

34-17 Blue!

11/06/2015 - 10:33am Score

34-3 UM!

11/04/2015 - 1:15pm Grantland

Grantland's biggest problem is that it was run by an addled adolescent whose writing style can best be described as "drunken frat boy." Simmons was a hack whose sole talent was an ability to engage the limited imaginations of 19 year old boys, and tap into generational nostalgia, such as it was. But even nostalgia isn't what it used to be. He did, however, marshal some fine talent. Andy Greenwald had a keen eye and a sharp pen. I thought Greenwald surpassed Tom Shales as a TV reviewer. I'll miss Grantland, but losing Simmons was addition by subtraction. As for ESPN: a pox on its house.

10/29/2015 - 6:22pm 38-3 Michigan!

38-3 Michigan!

10/14/2015 - 4:48pm 23-13. Go Blue!!

23-13. Go Blue!!