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01/20/2019 - 1:42pm Ugh, I'm supremely annoyed…

Ugh, I'm supremely annoyed with the way the loss transpired. Wisconsin is annoying as fuck and a disgrace to the game. But Michigan has been sliding for a few weeks and its only a matter of time before they dropped one. Just wish its wasn't against those punk ass badgers. The fact that no one could hit a damn shot was also supremely irritating.

But the good news is that they seem to be only capable of losing a game when they play absolute dog shit. After playing a pretty terrible game and before a weird bogus call from the refs, they were still only down 3 with a minute to go. Last year this team dropped two games to Purdue in which they played very well. They have a much higher floor this year.

But, ultimately I don't mind this - get it out of the way and let's kick Minnesota and Indiana's ass.  And everyone is all over Michigan State's nuts right now. That's fine, too. Let them get ahead. I think Michigan plays much better against them when they're disregarded and disrespected. GO BLUE.

01/18/2019 - 4:08pm I'm a little annoyed by this…

I'm a little annoyed by this, seems pretty stupid. But if it could somehow bring enough money that other athletes could get paid, I'd maybe consider it. This is basically the NCAA eyeing new markets and testing the waters. 

But, I would prefer they promote other sports more and help others expand before they add esports. I feel like the NCAA does little to promote soccer, baseball and softball; they're actually decent products but get little coverage. I would also like to see them work to expand other sports, particularly ones that are primarily regional - hockey, lacrosse, volleyball and wrestling. They are all pretty good spectator sports (maybe wrestling not as much but its competitive and intense) but they're only played by a handful of schools. Athletic programs around the country should be adding sports, not cutting them. And they shouldn't add esports when there's more they could do with their current menu of sports. 

01/16/2019 - 3:49pm I would like to see an…

I would like to see an objective, unbiased analysis of officiating following a game, or at least the major calls. 

The incompetence of college officiating in football and basketball makes it a fascinating topic. Maybe I'll try to whip up a quick diary post after each game going forward...

01/15/2019 - 6:03pm Yeah they seem to be really…

Yeah they seem to be really be having a good time. What a scumbag.

01/15/2019 - 1:04pm Weird question: Is Teske…

Weird question: Is Teske playing too many minutes?  The team is undoubtedly better when he's on the court but I'm concerned that he's putting in a ton of work so far. Mostly, I'm worried because Davis hasn't come along so well (I think that brief injury threw him off course) and Johns hasn't gotten a lot of solid minutes. Also, that end of OOC play didn't go as smoothly as we thought and Michigan didn't blow those teams out early to get those guys minutes.

 I'd also like to see DeJulius get more minutes and more confidence in Brooks to run the offense for significant stretches to take some of the burden off Simpson. 

For such a great team and one that rarely plays close games, they do not have much of a rotation. And now the schedule gets tougher and there will likely be less opportunities to work the bench guys into meaningful but safe game action. I LOVE this team, I just hope they don't get burned out come tournament time. 

01/09/2019 - 2:18pm Good point, both of you. I…

Good point, both of you. I think offensively, M has its head up its own you-know-what too much. It is focused so much on establishing the run to set up other plays, that it doesn't realize or adjust when shit is going wrong and those runs are predictable and ineffective. I know they want to run an old school offense but goddamn, if everyone knows your opponent can't cover in space, exploit that - spread them out and throw the ball. You have to be able to adjust when its necessary, it's very simple. Don't run into the teeth, into the strength of an opponent's defense. I mean, shit, Maryland  figured this out - that goddamn game looked like a track meet in helmets and pads. 

 

01/09/2019 - 2:02pm Except Alabama is Alabama…

Except Alabama is Alabama and this is the first off-game they've played in like 10+ years. They might have been finally due for a bad performance. Plus, Clemson was remarkably good. 

But, Michigan had a chance to finally beat their hated rivals who have tormented them for over a decade. And win a trip to the Big Ten championship and win the first conference title since 2003. And go on to play for a national championship. Instead they came out and played the worst game in program history. Not a single guy on the team had a good game. And the coaching staff was significantly worse.

So, no, the loss does not look better. It would be more excusable if Michigan had a track record similar to Alabama's or at least hadn't gotten embarassed by Ohio State so many times recently.  This loss will never look good. 

Sorry that was harsh, but its true. I believe in Harbaugh and this program but - holy smokes- do they need to turn it around.  And as fans, maybe we should stop looking for ways to say 'it's not so bad'. Let's not sugarcoat it any more.

01/08/2019 - 12:12pm Is it unusual for members of…

Is it unusual for members of the coaching staff to move to your archrival? It makes me think, again, that Michigan isn't taking the Ohio State rivalry seriously enough.

Hopefully they're going in as double agents and its all a fiendish plot by Harbaugh.

01/08/2019 - 10:32am Exactly, I don't think its a…

Exactly, I don't think its a move of desperation but rather a punk-ass move by Ohio STate to mess with Michigan's heads. They didn't need to do this, I mean, aren't we the desperate ones at this point? 

01/04/2019 - 12:15pm Yeah it wasn't a great game…

Yeah it wasn't a great game and they didn't play 100% up to their potential but its hard to do that every game in a long season. Plus you still saw flashes of what they're capable of and forced a ton of turnovers. Penn State might not be talented but are tough and will probably give a lot of teams problems this year. 

Wasn't a great game for M, but it was still a pretty comfortable W. BEAT INDIANA.

01/02/2019 - 1:46pm That end of half disaster…

That end of half disaster enraged me. Told me what type of game it was going to be from then on. Didn't really pay attention after that. 

01/02/2019 - 11:53am It 100% sucks now. I was…

It 100% sucks now. I was going to write a long, angsty post about it  but you beat me to it. Well done.

I'll add a few points: the corruption. The money in college football continues to grow, enriching universities, coaches, NCAA execs, networks and even crooked bowl officials, but the players get none of it. There is also little to no accountability for any of the grown-ups involved. Programs are plagued by their lack of leadership and poor decision-making and often times coaches skate with little to no punishment but with a massive buy out to boot. Major programs like Penn State, Michigan State, Ohio State, Florida State, Maryland and Baylor have suffered truly disturbing scandals in the last few years, almost all of which were the result of adults putting winning before doing what's right.

The cheating: its widely believed that the top programs, especially the southern teams, engage in illicit activities to win recruits, illegally pay players and help them skirt academic requirements. Again, the NCAA does nothing and is likely afraid of doing something about it (also the networks are incredibly powerful and likely don't want these dynasties to break up). Alabama seems impossibly, suspiciously good and I would be shocked to learn if they do everything by the book (I think Saban = early 2000s Bellichick, undoutedly a superior coach but his past teams were never this good)

Rival success. Between them, Michigan's two biggest rivals lost one game in the regular season, and M played awful against them, including what might be the worst game in program history. ND finishes undefeated with a trip to the Playoff and Crooked Ass Urban Meyer ends his career with a B1G championship and Ohio State wins the goddamn Rose Bowl. [BARF] Someone kill me.

I love college football more than anything and have been following it since I was 10 years old. But, this is definitely the worst and least interesting season I can remember.

01/02/2019 - 11:21am There's no team that's more…

There's no team that's more mentally messed up than Michigan - from the head coach to the fan base. We're in our own heads so bad.

12/30/2018 - 3:57pm 34-5 in the 2018 calendar…

34-5 in the 2018 calendar year.

Losses were to Purdue (twice in wild games), Nebraska and NW on the road (Neb was after an awful stretch of B1G scheduling) and in the championship game to an excellent Villanova team. Pretty good.

12/30/2018 - 2:55pm This is bullshit. Thousands…

This is bullshit. Thousands of people in our generation went to college and took out loans to go to expensive schools like Michigan because we were told it would pay off in the future. Michigan was better and would give us an edge in the job market. We were told to go to the best college we could go to and the loans wouldn't be a big deal because they would be well worth the high paying jobs we'd get once we graduated. That has not been the case. I guess our generation's biggest mistake was listening to every parent, teacher, administrator, politician and future employer who told us an education, even with loans of student debt, was the ticket to a successful future.

College tuition is too high and the loans are wreaking havoc on our generation. These are not complaints, they're facts. Our generation was given a raw deal.

Get off this old man bullshit. It's flat out wrong. 

12/24/2018 - 2:43pm Princeton. Hands down…

Princeton. Hands down. Michigan is great and everything and so is Michigan Engineering but Princeton is the better school. It will give her a remarkable education and open far more doors for her. If I had my choice to go anywhere, it would be Princeton.

Also Michigan is great but it doesn't really have the rep we think it does. Most people don't know its a top school. On a number of occasions, someone asked me where I went to college and I said "Michigan" and they say "Oh Michigan State?" and then I have to explain they're different.  I mean, in almost all these cases, the person involved was an idiot, but still, I don't think someone would get mixed up if I told them I went to Princeton.

 

12/18/2018 - 2:34pm Hell yeah man good for you! …

Hell yeah man good for you!  You'll have to give me some tips on getting a novel published (guess I should finish 'em first though!).

12/18/2018 - 10:59am Well put, I hope there isn't…

Well put, I hope there isn't something odd going on. And that there wasn't something odd that happened that set the program on this troubling trajectory.

But, you pointed out a number of weird things (I find the Milton thing pretty perplexing) and I'm wondering if Harbaugh is not a good roster manager. Dealing with a college team made up of  kids with a short, finite, unpaid career (and that is a stop to somewhere else) is different from a pro team that you can stock with highly paid established players and free agents. For college players, many of whom came to your school for a shot at the NFL, early playing time matters to them, and they need some level of trust from their coach that he won't jeopardize that chance by either 1) forcing them to play through injuries or 2) totally voiding their starting position in favor of someone else once they do get hurt. Plus, kids transfer so quickly and frequently now,  the staff has to consider and be aware of it. And I think this might have caught Harbaugh off-guard. The transfer landscape is so much different from when he was a college player. Even since he was at Stanford, it has drastically changed. 

It sucks, but managing a roster is so much trickier now. You have to keep a lot of people happy.

 

12/16/2018 - 1:50pm True, and I guess Syracuse…

True, and I guess Syracuse has a hard lock on the top talent coming out of there. And the only program to cut into that territory lately has been Albany. You rarely see kids from there at ACC schools. I'd like to see Michigan poach talent from that area but you're right - its easier said than done.

12/13/2018 - 4:41pm Lacrosse game vs Penn State…

Lacrosse game vs Penn State is scheduled for that day too. But I'm guessing they are no longer going to play in the Big House before the spring game anymore because they have their own stadium now. But I liked that tradition, would be cool if they kept it going.

12/11/2018 - 5:18pm That's disgusting. if a…

That's disgusting. if a Michigan fan said that to me after THAT game I would have barfed all over their Michigan jerseys/memorabilia so they can't wear it again, because they don't deserve to wear it. That's loser talk.

12/11/2018 - 5:09pm Are you serious? Talent,…

Talent, execution and game plan are important of course but intensity and focus are absolutely major factors.  

Do you think two INTs in 2016 are the result of being focused? One of them was an awful decision. At critical moments, Michigan had opportunities to make plays that could have put the game out of reach but they didn't. Michigan played well in that game, well enough to win, but Ohio State wanted it more and came back and took it.

And you think they were focused in 2018? Are you serious? Not a single player on the team had a good game (seriously, can you think of anyone?) and the coaching schemes were glaringly awful. This all goes back to focus and intensity, what Charles is talking about.

Ohio State plays like their lives depend on it. Michigan doesn't.

12/11/2018 - 4:40pm I disagree, I would say that…

I disagree, I would say that maybe its the coaching approaches to the the game that are the difference. I don't follow recruiting all that closely but I don't think at this level, and for this game, the total number of stars for recruits is the difference. There are a lot more factors that go into but for the most part I think its: Ohio State gets up for this game and Michigan doesn't. 

12/11/2018 - 2:35pm I like where you're head's…

I like where you're head's at. Yale will be great but not as good as last year (plus if I remember correctly, M played them very tight into the 4th last year before Yale pulled away). 

The only thing I'm worried about is that that game is the third of four straight games on the road for M. They go to Jaxville, then to Queens to play St. John's and then to Atlanta. And that's followed by a trip to Marquette. That could be a tricky stretch for this team (or any team for that matter). 

And I'm a little annoyed that ND is on a Wednesday (again), at 4PM (again). I caught it last year because I was home during a snow day but otherwise that is terrible scheduling (a symptom of lacrosse's overall problems with scheduling). But, ND is erratic these days, M could get 'em again.

12/11/2018 - 2:10pm What are "sweetLax" and …

What are "sweetLax" and "Laxachusetts" are those their 'club' teams? God, lacrosse is awful now.

12/11/2018 - 2:00pm Yes, true, but teams don't…

Yes, true, but teams don't have to exclusively rely on east coast pipelines to recruit talent anymore. It's possible to build a championship-level program built on players from all over the country.  A few years ago Denver had a Final 4 team without a single kid from New York or Maryland on the roster. That's an extreme rarity but it can be done (Tierney relied heavily on dudes from Canada). 

I think a lot of people (incl JP) thought that Michigan would become a magnet for east coast talent because of Michigan's strong academic profile, but, I think he relied a little too much on the east coast's 'snob element' to recruit. He went too hard in the prep schools (which I think produce underwhelming and overrated players) while neglecting Long Island and upstate NY public schools which are loaded with talent. And I think he missed out on some of the best in-state players.  He did get good Canadians though.

I think it's good to have Conry onboard now. He's a good recruiter and he's from LI. Plus, he played and coached in the state of Maryland for a long time so that should help them build talent for the future. But there is talent all over the country that he can pick from now.  

12/10/2018 - 12:31pm I think one thing is for…

I think one thing is for sure though: teams will be coming for Michigan. Michigan will likely keep climbing and winning but it seems like teams are getting psyched out of their minds to take out a top-5 Michigan team. And it will get more intense the higher Michigan goes in the polls.

Purdue played pretty well but Michigan was so hot it didn't matter. Northwestern put in a huge effort and caught Michigan off-guard for several minutes in the second half. South Carolina played above their ability and played their best game of the year. Michigan should expect this from every opponent from here on out. 

I hope Z and Matthews recognize this. Those guys are serious competitors and the team leaders. And I think if they get in the right mindset to fend off each team's best challenge, this team can be insanely good.

12/09/2018 - 5:10pm Meeting the Pope is amazing,…

Meeting the Pope is amazing, dude. 

(I don't even go to church anymore and I'm very aagainst the Vatican these days for a lot of reasons but I still like this pope a lot and think its a remarkable opportunity and experience. That's a billion times better than getting a few grand from some crooked booster and its probably worth dropping a few games a year, as weird as that sounds).

12/09/2018 - 4:55pm His teams are amazing but I…

His teams are amazing but I can't help but think something is going on. His teams are suspiciously good, whether that's from alleged sordid/illegal activities or from his superior coaching ability

I'm also suspicious because he was a flop in the pros. And his teams at Michigan State and LSU were good but not this dominant. It reminds me of how Bellichick was shit when he coached the Browns but has somehow now led the Patriots to a million fucking Super Bowls and is the greatest of all-time. And then you realized 'oh yeah, he was cheating.'

I think Saban and Bellichick are excellent coaches and probably the best in the game. But I think they share a certain type of cunning and sneaky attitude that leads them to bend and break the rules (and I think the NCAA and NFL have let them get away with a lot).  

I'm not sure what it is exactly but I don't trust that Saban has built this dynasty in a squeaky-clean fashion. And I wouldn't be surprised if years from now all these championships are vacated.

12/07/2018 - 1:35pm I don't understand the point…

I don't understand the point of having a conference that big and powerful.

12/06/2018 - 2:51pm Yes, somehow I've become…

Yes, somehow I've become more of a Michigan basketball fan than a Mich/igan football fan over the years. Beilein is an incredible coach and the NCAA tournament is the best. 

While it's incredibly difficult to win a championship in football, I think its much more difficult in basketball. The champ has to make it through an entire season, conference postseason and then a 64 team national tournament to win. The talent is more evenly distributed among the top teams than it is in football and there is a lot of variation that teams have to overcome to win a tournament title.

Football is more of an exclusive cartel of programs that are selected to compete for national championship. I would argue that in any given year, you might have 10-12 basketball teams that could legitimately contend for a title (a group that can be crashed by the likes of Loyola-Chi and Butler who came close), football is a much tighter club (why UCF doesn't get a chance). It is even more restrictive now that Alabama has been so dominant. While I would argue Michigan is usually a member of this elite group in football, they typically underperform (and certainly in the prime Carr years 98-04) and rarely take advantage of its position.

I feel like Michigan has a greater advantage in football and the basketball team would have to overcome more to win a national championship. Does that make sense? Or am I nuts and thinking too much?

12/05/2018 - 3:06pm Disgraceful Northwestern…

Disgraceful Northwestern basketball coach Chris Collins literally looks just like disgraced New York congressmen Chris Collins (younger of course).

 

12/04/2018 - 11:14am I love Iggy but this is…

I love Iggy but this is pretty dumb (and somewhat trashy). Plus its cliche and outdated. When did the Pacman Jones 'make it rain' thing happen? LIke 2005 ? (I wouldn't be surprised if its not Iggy)

12/04/2018 - 10:31am For real, I wanted to beat…

For real, I wanted to beat him more than anything. I'm annoyed and pissed off that none of the coaches at Michigan, especially, Harbaugh could've beaten him. He's a complete scumbag. 

For me (while it's not really the same) its like if Trump decided to retire and not run for reelection. You want to see him get his comeuppance and go out in shame. Michigan had a perfect opportunity to end his career with a fitting victory but instead found themselves on the wrong side of a beatdown. Incredibly disappointing.

 

11/30/2018 - 2:55pm I'm glad that there's…

I'm glad that there's accountability for these grown-ass men who are supposed to be leaders and role models for their players.  Get fired for some blatantly illegal shit, take a year off, then get another big-time gig where you'll be overpaid. And probably do the same dirty shit as before. And probably get fired again. And get a huge buyout!

11/29/2018 - 12:22pm Hopefully if they continue…

Hopefully if they continue blowing out teams like this he can get them work in real games but in non-pressure situations.  

If I recall correctly, doesn't Beilein usually keep the rotation tight early on in the season? And then opens it up to new guys later? No sense to rush them in now. They got time and plenty of talent in the Starting Seven.  Would be nice to see some other guys get some run so the rotation can get up to 9 or 10 later on and to build for next year. 

11/29/2018 - 11:48am And they play HARD.

This is…

And they play HARD.

This is extremely important for this team. They play with a lot of attitude right now and that is powered by Matthews. I don't know if Michigan has had a better in-your-head trash talker since Jalen Rose. 

The last few years, Michigan has been sluggish early in the season and then when they started to play well they didn't quite believe in themselves. They would look flat in big, close games and like they didn't necessarily care if they won or lost.  Two or three Novembers ago against Virginia Tech or South Carolina, no one would've dove on that ball on the floor at the end of the half. Now, Teske went down hard for it and got it out to Simpson who pushed it up the floor. 

If they play like this all year they will be extremely hard to beat.  

11/29/2018 - 11:39am I'm glad Beilein has now…

I'm glad Beilein has now added Jay Wright and Roy Williams as notches in his belt. I know a lot of coaches out there have won against these guys at some point (and might even have better records against them) but look at the number of legendary coaches Beilein has now beaten:

Izzo, Billy Donovan, Pitino, Coach K, Jim Boeheim, Painter, Bill Self, Bo Ryan, Jim Calhoun and  a lot more. Pretty impressive. And this might be his best team. Keep it up, Coach. GO BLUE!!!

Michigan has now beaten the last three national champions.

11/28/2018 - 7:54pm I like that switch in the…

I like that switch in the schedule, splitting home-and-homes with Maryland and Hopkins so they're not both on the road or at home in the same year. 

 It would've been cool to see Michigan play Utah in the first game this season. In the last few years they've taken on new programs in their inaugural games (that's how Cleveland St got on the schedule and I think there were others as well but its been a while since a new team joined Div 1). I would like to see Michigan make a tradition out of that. Utah is the biggest addition since Michigan. 

I would also like to see more games in the NY/NJ region to get kids in those areas. They should be scheduling more games vs teams in the NYC area: Hofstra, Stony Brook, St. John's. And while it would likely result in L's, it would still be fun to see them play Syracuse and Albany, might even help them get some recruits from those areas as well.

11/28/2018 - 6:07pm WInning that Penn State game…

WInning that Penn State game was a nice cap to the season, gave them some good momentum and something to build on this year. Hopefully its the leg up they need to get the B1G hump this season.

Schedule looks pretty favorable for a program that could make a leap this year. Those out of conference games should be W's (with the exception of Yale). They weirdly have to get the Rutgers monkey off their back - they really have Michigan's number and blew them out last year. And they have to get their shit together against Ohio State; they were down last year and Michigan blew an opportunity to beat them. Weirdly I think they're going to beat Hopkins one of these days.

GO GET EM CONRY!!! GO BLUE!!

11/28/2018 - 3:57pm Is it me or is Luke Maye…

Is it me or is Luke Maye like the ugliest dude in the world? Thank God Joel Berry is gone because having both of those ugly-ass motherfuckers on the court at the same time was a little too much to handle. Those two were Serge Zwikker-level ugly. Also, is this Maye's 8th season? He's in the running for the Jacque Vaughn-Aaron Craft 8th Year Senior All-American Award.

11/27/2018 - 11:52am I didn't even read the whole…

I didn't even read the whole thing but this is horseshit, dude. Get your act together, this really makes Michigan fans look pathetic. 

First of all, do we know for a fact that Ohio State and these southern programs actually pay the players? I mean, I highly suspect they do and its very likely but it hasn't really been exposed yet. Also, are we totally 100% sure that Michigan doesn't do this?  I like to think our program has integrity and does everything by the book, but I don't know everything that goes on behind the scenes. I pray that Michigan doesn't suffer a scandal like PSU, MSU, OSU, ND, Maryland, but its so widespread now that I fear it can happen to anybody.

Having a lack of ethics doesn't make you an elite program. So if we assume paying players and academic fraud is rampant among southern teams, why are they not elite? Don't weaker, non-elite programs like Auburn, FSU, Ole Miss, LSU, Florida run dirty programs as well? Don't they get 5 star players? This hasn't made them elite. FSU's program is out of control and has been for years (a few years ago their players were raping students, getting in brawls, stealing stuff and joyriding cop cars, I don't think that's what we want for our program).

And assuming Michigan is clean, why would you sacrifice the program's integrity to win games? ISN'T THAT WHAT URBAN MEYER AND OHIO STATE DOES? And Michigan State? And Penn State?  At the end of the day, the one thing that Michigan can hang their hat on is that they HAVEN'T had a major, embarrassing scandal like this (and they STILL win a lot of games). 

THERE ARE MORE IMPORTANT THINGS THAN WINNING.  When Michigan does figure out how to win these games, it will be all the more satisfying. The reason they continue to lose to Ohio State is that they take it more seriously than Michigan. And the sooner Michigan figures that out, the better.

Michigan is on the precipice of being elite, being sleazy isn't going to push them over the edge.

11/27/2018 - 11:29am I thought the same thing:…

I thought the same thing: Goddamn, Michigan fans are holier-than-thou and entitled as hell. 

11/26/2018 - 12:53pm Please beat UNC. Beat em up…

Please beat UNC. Beat em up good.  GO BLUE!

11/26/2018 - 12:44pm I'm a little annoyed that…

I'm a little annoyed that all year they said they were treating every game like it was the Ohio State game. Then they come out and do that.

The Ohio State game isn't a game its a season in itself. It's a one game season. If you win, its a success. If you lose, its a total failure.

11/26/2018 - 12:17pm I'm weirdly rooting for them…

I'm weirdly rooting for them to make the playoff because I want them to suffer maximum pain. I would love it if they got in and just got fucking annihilated by Alabama. I hate Alabama's guts but I would love to see them as the Angel of Death and we can live vicariously through them as they carry out the revenge tour for Michigan. I would love to see them beat Ohio State and ND by a combined score of 200-0.

11/26/2018 - 12:09pm Yes, but in a lot of ways…

Yes, but in a lot of ways this is worst-case scenario for Michigan fans. The program brings on the hottest coach in the game and he turns the program around from what had been a horrible stretch of seasons. They immediately improve and start winning ballgames. But, through bad luck or whatever you want to call it, they drop a few - to Michigan State, ND, Ohio State. Then a pattern emerges - they can't beat their rivals. And now - here they were - with the better team and best chance to beat their rival in years AND play for a conference and national championship. And they didn't just lay an egg- they played the worst game in program history. 

I'm beginning to despair now. If they can't beat Ohio State next year I won't know what to do. It's exactly like Brian says - we're paying for  unknown sins. We made a Devil's Bargain in the past and this is how we are cruelly punished, existing perpetually in this Twilight Zone.  Yay we win 10 games a year but we ALWAYS lose to those motherfuckers in South Bend/E Lansing/Columbus. That sucks and is deeply unsatisfying.

I know Harbaugh brought the program back from failure but why is it so hard (and so much to ask) that he push them over the last hump? Also - the Hoke/RR eras were outliers and shouldn't be how Michigan is judged. I don't think they should be expected to win very national championship either. But, I think the standard for this program should be the peak Lloyd Carr years: win at least one national championship and compete for others, win a few B1Gs, beat State all the time, ND most of the time and Ohio State at least half the time (preferably all the fucking time). 

 

11/26/2018 - 11:46am For real, this universe is…

For real, this universe is bullshit. Fuck this simulation. You have to think justice/karma has to swing back the other way. But how? And when? Maybe this is the end because its always darkest before the dawn. I mean they have to do it next year, right? Right?

11/25/2018 - 3:28pm But our shenanigans are…

But our shenanigans are cheeky and fun. There's are dark and tragic. Evil shenanigans.

11/25/2018 - 3:08pm I agree. This was the first…

I agree. This was the first time in a long time Michigan actually came into the game with no key players injured. And they played pretty bad. Most of the injuries came when the game was already starting to get out of hand (Gentry had dropped two first down balls before his injury, and by the time Bush and Long went out the D had already ceded well over 200 yards and plenty of points). Even if those guys didn't get hurt this game, Michigan was still going to lose this game.

No one played well. And the coaching schemes were terrible.