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10/18/2018 - 3:37pm Or there is this new…

Or there is this new technology called "video cameras.  You could point these "video cameras" in the direction of the Diag and it will "record' what takes place.  That might catch said perps.

10/15/2018 - 8:46am Zach has always expressed…

Zach has always expressed that he is "confused" in regards to OSU or Michigan.  I think a CB from Wiltfong to Michigan for Zach that is "foggy" is just as positive for us as if Wiltfong CB'd him to Michigan.  Wiltfong could be saving Zach a whole bunch of crap from people by just making him "foggy" instead of saying he projects Michigan is now the favorite.

10/04/2018 - 9:14am Life is funny isn't it!  It…

Life is funny isn't it!  It is the tiniest / slightest of things that occurs can completely change the narrative of a program.  Take away the punt vs MSU and give us the spot vs OSU and Harbaugh's tenure if viewed completely differently.

10/03/2018 - 11:06pm I wouldn't want anyone else…

I wouldn't want anyone else leading our team.  He bleeds Maize and Blue!  But, I also don't believe he is "worth every penny".  I think it is fair to say that Michigan has been under Harbaugh the 3rd best team in the Big Ten. 

His record vs our rivals has been poor.  His record on the road vs. ranked opponents has been poor.  He leads our team with enthusiasm, integrity, and is a great ambassador.  You could also find many other coaches who could check those three boxes.  We all know Jim Harbaugh was not hired nor is paid the 3rd highest salary to come to Michigan and do those three things.  He was hired, and is paid handsomely, to beat MSU, OSU and contend for Big Ten Championships.

I think he can right the ship, but so far the ROI on his salary has not been there. 

09/30/2018 - 6:52pm True...and their win against…

True...and their win against us could also end up looking a lot less impressive if we end up with 4 losses.

09/23/2018 - 9:44pm UMDWolve you are spot on! …

UMDWolve you are spot on!  We have beaten two teams handily that we should have.  Now lets see how we do against Wisconsin, PSU, MSU and OSU.  

09/18/2018 - 9:55am Yeah, not only are you not …

Yeah, not only are you not "Dylan", but can you imagine what your name would sound like if it only had one "L" and not two!?

09/17/2018 - 12:30pm Brutus, that is a straight…

Brutus, that is a straight up legit diagnosis. 

09/16/2018 - 3:05pm Higdon is the only back that…

Higdon is the only back that I have seen produce in a way that seems somewhat "special".  Evans seems like a solid starter, but not a real difference maker.  I don't think you lose anything going with Wilson over Evans.

09/15/2018 - 4:41pm Yes.  Its not the play…

Yes.  Its not the play calling.  You are an idiot for even declaring it could be playing calling.  All posts you have ever made or will ever made are invalid because you said "Play Calling".  It is the Execution that Michigan is sucking at.  Our offense is really bad at executing bad play calls.  Or even good play calls.  S/

09/15/2018 - 4:26pm Since we have been told its…

Since we have been told its not play calling...how can our Offense not execute against SMU?  I know its only one quarter, but we can't run or throw the ball effectively.  Especially the run game.

09/12/2018 - 7:15pm Thread topics and titles…

Thread topics and titles have been BRUTAL lately.  

09/10/2018 - 9:09pm No offense (no pun intended)…

No offense (no pun intended), but I wouldn’t worry about playing against Brandon Peters. Unless our coaching and OLine are absolutely abysmal, he isn’t going to be anything other than a game manager. 

09/09/2018 - 8:54am I will celebrate once he…

I will celebrate once he signs.  

09/07/2018 - 8:21pm No

No

09/06/2018 - 3:29pm Hey listen, I hope you're…

Hey listen, I hope you're right.  I want JH to succeed.  I want to see Michigan be Big 10 champs.  I simply would have lost my entire 401K betting that at the end of year 3 JH would have developed a competent / winning QB and a competent (not great mind you, but simply competent) OL.  Those sit squarely on JH shoulders.  So far, if we will be successful this year, he will have needed 2 transfer quarterbacks to lead us to success because he ran off the only other 10 win QB we had under him.

09/06/2018 - 3:19pm I like your post Space…

I like your post Space Coyote.  The one thing I would like your advice on is (not being snarky or sarcastic...truly curious) wouldn't bad play calling lead to poor execution?  What I mean is this, if our running game is essentially run it straight up the middle, doesn't it eventually fall on bad play calling because the defense is expecting the similar thing over and over thus making it more difficult to execute.  Wouldn't in many instances, bad play calling (predictable, not nuanced or creative) be a direct cause for bad execution?  Maybe it's a "Chicken or the Egg" useless argument.

09/06/2018 - 3:14pm I agree.  Have we sunk so…

I agree.  Have we sunk so low that we are even concerned about the score against a MAC opponent?

09/06/2018 - 2:58pm The answer to that is “Yes”…

The answer to that is “Yes”. Yes we were. You don’t pay an Executive in business the second highest salary in his / her field to be the 3rd or 4th best company in your geographic region. You also don’t pay your football coach the 2nd highest salary in the Nation to be the 3rd or 4th best team in the Big 10. 

 

Now had he he had enough time?  He has had enough time to develop a competent QB (not a transfer) and a competent OL. The fact that those two things are still issues sits squarely on JH. 

09/06/2018 - 2:54pm Don’t give actual data or…

Don’t give actual data or facts to back up your claim. Just be deluded like the others. 

 

09/06/2018 - 2:51pm Well, I would say as of…

Well, I would say as of right now, JH is overated. If you look at his results compared to his pay.  This year and next he may very well change that narrative and show us exactly how good of a coach he is  

Also, is Dantonio a significantly better coach than JH?  Is Dantonio working with far superior athletes than us?  Has he out recruited us the last 4 years?  How is it that he still has a better program overall than Michigan?  

09/06/2018 - 10:37am I think there are two errors…

I think there are two errors you can make in viewing Michigan football currently. One is saying everything is totally fine with the program and the other is saying the program is a complete disaster.

I find it curious that many Michigan fans are unable to deal with objective facts about our program. That somehow someone bringing objective data means that they aren’t a fan anymore.

The fact is, Jim Harbaugh has not done what he was hired to do.   He was hired to beat Michigan State, beat Ohio State, content for Big Ten championships and national playoffs. If anyone says differently they are not being objective. You don’t pay someone over $8 million a year to be the third best team in the Big Ten. 

It is always interesting to me that there is A segment of the fan base that believes to acknowledge these facts is to somehow not be a fan anymore.  For me, and many other Michigan fans, I’m not interested in being a glass half full, or a glass half empty. I am interested in exactly how much water is in the cup and saying it as it is.  So far, By objective results, Coach Harbaugh’s tenure has been a disappointment.  I believe he can turn it around, but he has yet to get over the hump.

09/05/2018 - 8:27pm Well, one thing that we can…

Well, one thing that we can say is we will never know if RR could have succeeded in Ann Arbor.  He was railroaded by many inside and outside the program.  That is well documented.  We can thank many "Michigan Men" for helping self destruct Michigan football in the RR era.

09/05/2018 - 8:23pm BorninAnnArbor, your post is…

BorninAnnArbor, your post is complete fabrication.  I follow Clemson and Dabo has never been on the hotseat.  Ever.  There was question initially about his hiring in the first place, but he was and has never been on the hotseat.

09/05/2018 - 8:19pm So your logic is because the…

So your logic is because the last two, and potentially three, coaching changes haven't paid dividends that we should just settle for paying a guy (what was at the time I believe the second highest salary in CFB) $8,000,000 to go 8-4 and lose to his rivals?  

What needs to stop is talking about how Harbaugh has just missed on beating teams.  The punt at home agains MSU.  The questionable spot against OSU.  The rain debacle last year against MSU.  Eventually, like Bill Parcells said, you are what you are.  You are what you record is.  JH record is that he beats teams that he should, but has a hard time beating teams that are his equal or better.  Essentially, his record says he cannot beat teams his equal or better.  

That is his record.  That is his story.  Can he change the narrative, sure as heck he can, but it doesn't look promising.  

09/05/2018 - 4:16pm No reason for JH to be on…

No reason for JH to be on the hot seat.  Only been one game.  But if he goes 8-4 this year and at the end of year 5 still hasn't beaten OSU, then he should be gone.  

 

You can pay a lot of other coaches a lot less than $8,000,000 a year to go 8-4 and lose year in and year out to OSU.

09/04/2018 - 5:00pm MGrowOld, I completely agree…

MGrowOld, I completely agree with you.  Michigan is NOT in a good place.  Nothing I saw looked like there is any reason to think we will be much better than 8 wins with losses against the usuals.  I think a potential win vs MSU is the likely highlight of our season.

09/03/2018 - 8:20pm That makes too much sense…

That makes too much sense Magnus.  

09/03/2018 - 3:38pm Don't agree with Braylon's…

Don't agree with Braylon's take.  Calling out Shea and Ruiz after one game is pretty lame.  Don't know if you want to call the program trash either after only being 0-1.  But, I will say this, our offense was incredibly predictable.  I don't care if our OL is bad.  "Lets run up the middle 90% of the time"  "Lets go spread and still try and run the ball up the middle"  "Lets run trips and the D knows no throw is going to be made deep, essentially taking one entire option off the field"

09/03/2018 - 3:31pm I think much of the…

I think much of the frustration Michigan fans have (myself included) is that we keep on losing the pivotal game.  The game that has a chance to make a real statement.  To turn the tide.  We are Charlie Brown and Lucy is forever pulling the football out from under us.  

What Harbaugh has yet to do is win "That Game"...the game that will put us over the hump.  The game that can change the narrative of Michigan Football.  Thats what all of us expected...that Harbaugh would be bring results that would change the narrative of the last 10 years.  

Hasn't happened yet.  Maybe 4 years is too little time.  Maybe this is the best Michigan is gonna be

09/03/2018 - 10:04am I agree with you Don.  I don…

I agree with you Don.  I don't understand people who think that Harbaugh was hired to "play with integrity" and "keep the tradition alive that Bo created".  Heck no!!!  Dude was hired to beat OSU, MSU, compete for B10 Titles and Playoff spots.  You don't pay a Coach that kinda dough for any other reason.

09/03/2018 - 10:01am UESWolverine....Harbaugh is…

UESWolverine....Harbaugh is giving us a "Chance" to win every game against quality opponents?  If he really is giving us a "chance" then eventually Harbaugh would get some wins against ranked opponents.  Currently, the only "chance" Harbaugh is giving us is the chance to not get blown out by ranked teams.  

09/02/2018 - 11:13pm What objective evidence do…

What objective evidence do you have to back up your statements?  You think Jim Harbaugh is a great coach and took a team to the Super Bowl.  Wonderful!  Now he is Michigan's Coach and I could give a bleep how he did at Stanford or the 49er's.

 

So far, JH tenure is a razors edge away from being labeled no better than Hoke.  Dude was hired and paid a King's ransom to beat OSU, MSU, compete for B10 Titles, win Bowl Games, and get us to the play offs.  He isn't getting paid $8,000,000 a year to beat MN or Rutgers.  Dude has only beaten teams he was supposed to beat and has yet to win a game of significance.  

09/02/2018 - 10:45pm My towel is in my throwing…

My towel is in my throwing hand, but I have yet to toss it.  After last night I can't see any way possible we will have a chance to beat any quality team.  We looked completely lost offensively.  I am leaving room for a turn around...not likely...but possible.

09/02/2018 - 7:39pm Reacher, well even by your…

Reacher, well even by your standards JH has failed miserably.  He has not put a team on the field that can compete with his rivals.  Unless you think Rutgers and Maryland are now our Rivals.  

 

Also, very few people give a crap about the standards Bo and Yost had (other than they are a part of Michigan football history).  People want to see Michigan win and win games against their rivals.  As long as they are compliant and not breaking any laws, who give a flying crap about whether they are living up to the standards of Yost and Bo.  

09/02/2018 - 7:33pm Dude, great post.  So true. …

Dude, great post.  So true.  Except for OSU, virtually every team wins and has integrity.  Clemson is a perfect example.

09/02/2018 - 3:14pm Well, Harbaugh better…

Well, Harbaugh better produce this year or next year or he should be gone. He was hired and given $8,000,000 a year (what the second or third highest coaching salary) to WIN.  Not to bring back nostalgia of Bo.  Not to play hard.  He got hired and PAID to get us to win games others couldn't.  So far he has been a failure.  And I hate saying that.  I want the guy to succeed.  

09/02/2018 - 1:09pm It truly feels sometimes…

It truly feels sometimes that JH loses touch with reality (being serious here) and that Harbaugh wants to be Bo and wants to play and win the way Bo did.  All the way to wearing the same style of glasses.  

 

His play calling was archaic.  It lacked imagination.  If you know you have an atrocious OL, then why don't you utilize like crazy your embarrassment of riches at WR and TE.  Use misdirection.  Keep them on their toes.  Our play calling allowed ND's Defense to just pin their ears back and go nutso.

 

So yeah, I you can win with a bad OL.  Go Shotgun virtually 100% of the time. utilize bubble screens, spread the field out and hit quick slants.  Roll the QB out.  Hit your TE's.  Create plays that can happen without much time for the QB.  

09/02/2018 - 12:56pm "Actually, it's the opposite…

"Actually, it's the opposite. Funnily enough, a lot of people think playcalling is easy to analyze, because of course their team SHOULD be gaining dozens of yards on every play, but they have no idea how the plays mesh together, what the call is supposed to do, and how easy or difficult it is to execute."

My critique of the play calling had nothing to do with how we weren't just tearing up chunks of the field.  It had to do with how freaking predictable our formations were and what the defense pretty much knew was coming.  There was nothing creative.  Nothing nuanced.  The entire first half particularly, looked like Michigan from 1989.  We lined up in formations that pretty much told the D what was coming and said "Cmon...try and stop us!".  That doesn't work anymore.

Now if you want to say we don't have the talent to do what Harbaugh wants to do, then that rests squarely on JH.  He has had enough time.  He was brought here and paid $8,000,000+  for no other reason that to beat OSU, MSU and be in the football playoffs.  Period.  That is the truth.  So far he has been a failure.  That isn't being harsh.  That is the truth.  Michigan could have paid another coach far less for the same results.

  

09/02/2018 - 11:36am I think the Administration…

I think the Administration gives Harbaugh this year and next year.  If he cannot beat OSU and MSU this and next year then a replacement needs to happen.  Currently Michigan is paying him $8,000,000 a year for results Hoke could have given us. 

 

Heck, take all emotion out of it.  Simply look at what Harbaugh has been able to produce with all the resources given him and his salary.  He is potentially entering shaky ground...and he deserves to be.  If any of us had the highest paid salary in our company, had all the resources in the world, and didn't produce anywhere close to significantly better than the previous man or woman in our job who was making a 1/4 of what we were we would already be fired.

09/01/2018 - 11:29pm OL play was not good, but…

OL play was not good, but how can you have watched that game and not come to the obvious conclusion that the play calling was terrible?  Seriously!  How many times did we line up in the exact same formations?  We ran trips more times than I could count with ND knowing we aren't gonna throw the ball downfield and only to underneath route?  How many effing times did we just run the ball straight up the middle?  We were huddling with less than 4 min in the game?  You clearly aren't being objective if you think the OL play was worse than the play calling.  At best they were equally horrendous.

09/01/2018 - 11:14pm If you looked at our play…

If you looked at our play calling, you would swear it was 1989.  How many times did we see trips formation knowing there is no way in Hell that they were gonna attack down the field.  Essentially you were taking two players away from the game and the defense knows it only has to worry about the underneath route.  it was pathetic and Harbaugh needs to be gone if he cannot beat MSU and OSU this year.  

09/01/2018 - 10:57pm Bo died?  I don't think…

Bo died?  I don't think Harbaugh has realized that.  He wants to be Bo.  He thinks he can run the same plays Bo did. 

09/01/2018 - 10:55pm Jim Harbaugh is the problem…

Jim Harbaugh is the problem.  $8,000,000 for what?  Run the ball straight up the middle?  The most uncreative play calls known to mankind.  No onsides kick.  This loss, not the season yet, is clearly 100% on Jim Harbaugh.  Our offense has talent and Harbaugh seemed to do whatever he could to limit that talent.  

09/01/2018 - 8:10pm For Real!  Dude, stop…

For Real!  Dude, stop running the same play with Higdon.  This play calling is so lame and and predictable.  

09/01/2018 - 6:03pm Skate for 90 minutes with…

Skate for 90 minutes with ZERO line changes and then come back and talk to me.

09/01/2018 - 4:59pm I don't think they should…

I don't think they should have called that.  

09/01/2018 - 4:58pm I will say this, I believe…

I will say this, I believe soccer players are the greatest athletes in the world.  Strength, speed, agility, stamina, incredible skill.  Most people don't realize that a soccer game is 90 min and you cannot get subbed in and out.  Once your are "subbed" you are out of the game.  You may not re-enter.  Most players cover 4-7 miles a game.  90 minutes of running.

09/01/2018 - 12:46pm There is nothing like…

There is nothing like College Football I agree.  But I can watch Premier League Football and it doesn't ruin my Weekend if my team loses.  Lots of ruined weekends over the last 10 years unfortunately.

09/01/2018 - 12:44pm 98% of the world disagrees…

98% of the world disagrees with you, but that's ok.  LOL.  Seriously though, English Football (soccer) has been the only thing to see me through the last decade of Michigan Football.  I would gladly give up watching it to see UM beat OSU.