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10/14/2018 - 4:35pm "Thoughts ?" is not a…

"Thoughts ?" is not a helpful title, please put something informative such as "Mgoczar's bragging thread" so i'll know not to click on it next time. 

09/25/2018 - 10:48pm Do you have any inside info…

Do you have any inside info or from press conferences and such do you just feel like Gary is more than kid of guy? I just don't see why you would assume Bush would go while Gary would come back, unless they've said things I'm not privy to. 

09/18/2018 - 6:20pm Saying that DCaf looks…

Saying that DCaf looks better than Shae based on what we’ve seen this season is one of those things that will make me never take a poster seriously again this season.

09/17/2018 - 3:44pm I always enjoy how short…

I always enjoy how short people’s memories are on this board. We ran for like 300 yards last week. 

09/11/2018 - 10:25am Do you think Its easier to…

Do you think Its easier to catch a ball over the shoulder running at full speed close to the back of the end zone, or facing the ball and without worrying about foot placement? Situational placement, why make a throw harder than it has to be? This comment shows how little you know about football. 

07/26/2018 - 5:30pm Nice try THE_KNOWLEDGE

Nice try THE_KNOWLEDGE

05/27/2018 - 11:19pm The way I see it:

Patterson (hopefully) >> Speight

Running backs >> Younger Backs 
Older Evans and Higdon, plus hopefully the emergence of one of the younger guys

Daboh/Chesson > DPJ & Black 
At least at the beginning of the season I give the edge to the seniors, but I expect this to change. 

Magnuson/Braden >> Our starting tackles.
They weren't elite, but they were servicable, which unfortunately is more than we can say right now. 

Bredeson-Ruiz-Onwenu > Kalis-Cole-Bredeson
Three potential all-big-ten caliber players on the interior (although likely next year is when we'll truly have an elite inside line) 

Butt > Our tight ends now
We have some great tight ends, but none nearly as complete as Butt. We have a deeper stable now though

 

Charlton == Winovich
Tough call, but going with Charlton for his elite run defense. 

Dwumfor << Glasgow
Until Dwumfor actually shows this elite talent he has to be considered a big step down from Glasgow, who was elite as a nose tackle. 

Hurst > Solomon 
Sophomore Hurst was already a monster. Solomon has flashed some potential, but still has to earn an equals sign. 

Gary > Wormley
It's easy to forget it, but Wormley was absolutely elite on our D-line. However,  Gary should have much more pass-rushing success. Sky's the limit for him. 

Lewis/Stribling = Hill/Long 
Lewis is the best of the four, but I'd take Hill and Long over Stribling, as they are stronger in run support and were as elite in coverage last season .

Peppers >> Hudson
I know some people disagree with this, but I find that too optimistic. Peppers shut down a side of the field in a way that Hudson doesn't have the speed to be able to do. Hudson's very good, but Peppers was a gamechanger. 

Bush/LinebackerX == Gedeon/McCray
Bush is likely the best of the four, but Gedeon and McCray were both very solid (if exploitable). Until our last linebacker emerges, I can't give 2018 the nod. 

Hill/Thomas > Metellus/Kinnel
Not much to say here. 

 

In all, that gives me three more > in favor of 2016, which passes the eye test to me. However, that's my preseason ranking, and I expect the 2018 team to improve considerably. By the end of the season, I expect every unit except the tackles (sigh), and likely the D-Line to be better than 2016. 

05/25/2018 - 11:10am I get where you're coming from

But you can't actually believe that growing up in a family that provides lots of opportunities isn't hugely important for success. Hard work and dedication are important, but acting like those are the only factors and genetics and environment are trivial is incredibly naive. 

05/21/2018 - 3:00pm Hate to be negative

but 10-2 is the floor with a normal season? The reasonable floor  if the tackle situation doesn't pan out is losses to ND, MSU, Wisconsin, PSU, OSU, and one of Northwestern/Nebraska/Maryland. We have an absolutely brutal schedule. Last years team (with last years bad luck) probably goes 7-6 this year. 

 

That being said, I think 9-3 or 10-2 are our most likely options barring major injuries. But in no way are they the floor. 

 

05/16/2018 - 10:19am Lol

He was out of bounds

05/10/2018 - 11:20am Seriously?

You didn't see people working on their shots until Curry? There's a reason the 3-pointer is more dominant by far now than it's ever been before - its been the hot shot for years. Curry is a product of his time, not vice versa. 

05/10/2018 - 11:06am In defense of Lebron

Lebron in Cleveland lately has been doing more with less. The East is pretty weak, to be sure, but Lebron has been carrying a team that can do little to nothing without him. The Cavs without Lebron don't make the playoffs. Most Championship Bulls teams without MJ would make the ECF. 

05/10/2018 - 8:15am General Thoughts

There's some hidden selectivity in that a lot of the required courses for a CS major fill up. Signing up for those classes immediately and/or being willing to ride the waitlist for a couple weeks give you a great shot at getting them, but it can be a bit inconvenient. As for getting A's, it's extraordinarily difficult to get above a 3.8 in most engineering majors. The classes are curved to around a 2.8, and you'll be competing against a lot of bright and hardworking students. If you use your time well though, you should be able to manage picking up some extracurriculars on the side. 

05/09/2018 - 4:01pm Wanted to downvote

For being a dick, but god I miss football. The softball content has been nice, but nothing is the same

05/07/2018 - 10:39am Just tagging in

I too would like to hear an explanation for why Esterhaus thinks responding to a "Ferguson style" riot or insurrection with overwhelming deadly force is appropriate.

 

Who's downvoting??

04/26/2018 - 11:01am Eh

Those three things are also the options for traded players. 

04/12/2018 - 10:19pm He's got a season of evidence

He's got a season of evidence - you've got four games. No-one will know how he would have finished the season, but this isn't a situation where you''ve got the logical take and his is delusional. Speight bounced back from some rough games in '16, he may have done it again. Get out of here with that baseless negativity. 

03/06/2018 - 11:21am Not sure what you're saying exactly

But to be honest, Sanders is just keeping it real here 

01/25/2018 - 2:37pm In case you were wondering

You're being downvoted because your comment was irrelevant. 

12/15/2017 - 11:26am OSU Game

Did you watch the same Ohio State game I did? Definitely don't think that Drevno is a perfect coordinator but A. he had very little to work with this year, and B. he doesn't call the plays, it's done as a unit. 

12/12/2017 - 12:03pm You heard it here first

Patterson and Peters both declare for the draft after this season!

 

Edit: /s

12/03/2017 - 3:17pm Fair Point

Good call, I didn't consider that. I will say however that their early departures were also at a unique time due to Carr's retirement. 

12/03/2017 - 11:42am Historical Precident

We've only had one receiver go pro after 3 seasons since David Terrell in 2000 (Manningham). He's young and has a ton of potential, but lets just pump the breaks a bit. I think it's relatively rare to have a freshman who's a lock to go pro early, especially after a season ending injury. 

12/03/2017 - 11:18am Five yeara

You’re saying this based on a promising first few games of the season? He has 11 receptions for 150 yards. I’m not saying it’s impossible or even unlikely he goes early, but it seems premature to act like that’s a forgone conclusion.

11/01/2017 - 8:19am 2 loss OSU

The scenario is that they lose to Wisconsin in the championship game, making them a two loss conference champ. If Wisconsin loses to us, the committee may put in Penn State over Wisconsin

09/06/2017 - 12:49pm Zingerman's Roadhouse

Frita Batidos for lunch

I'm partial to the broken egg for breakfast

08/20/2017 - 3:15am Procedural question

As a matter of procedure, do negs incurred by somewittyname on this post count? It's definitely an extension of the previous thread, although it is on a different post. 

11/25/2016 - 11:45am Driving down tonight with some friends

First game at a stadium that isn't The Big House, but I felt venturing into the lion's den was a fitting end to almost 22 years living in Ann Arbor. 

Any area in Colombus that UM fans typically congregate to tailgate?

11/25/2016 - 11:45am Driving down tonight with some friends

First game at a stadium that isn't The Big House, but I felt venturing into the lion's den was a fitting end to almost 22 years living in Ann Arbor. 

Any area in Colombus that UM fans typically congregate to tailgate?

10/06/2016 - 12:32pm I agree

I only wish injury on people < 15 and > 30

08/09/2016 - 6:50pm What

why?

08/01/2016 - 12:08pm Not trying to add some negativity to my positivity

But aside from the odd omission of the rest of our D-line, is anyone else surprised at how consistently Magnuson is highly rated? To have him only 40 spots below Cole and above the rest of our D-line seems insane to me.

07/26/2016 - 9:17pm Seriously?

Those results are not as favorable as I expected

1. Best helmet? Michigan by far, Maryland very low down

2. Yes, even once a season on UM

3. BTfav? OSU

4. Mascot? Purdue Pete

5. Loudest Stadium? Happy valley, but I've only been to UM, MSU, and PSU

6. N/A to NCAA '06 players such as myself

7. Harbaugh, then DJ Durkin

8. social media? Would be twitter, but I don't consider it much of a social media site anymore as much as a news source, so snapchat.

9. pre-game music? The legendary stylings of Rick Ross and/or Waka Flocka 

10. Pokemon go? An embarassing amount

 

07/24/2016 - 3:38pm I'll try it

1. Over, because great receiving and Harbaugh

2. Under

3. Under, too much committee

4. Under, too many good receivers, plus blowouts benching him

5. Over, Don Brown brings more pressure plus we have an easier schedule

6. Over, more or less same reasons

7. Over, peppers chesson and lewis are all great returners

8. Over, easier schedule plus lots of returning starters 

9. Under

10. Over, because I'm a homer

07/18/2016 - 3:07pm I see your point

But Harbuagh only had one 10+ win season at Stanford, and two winning seasons. Dantonio has 5 in the last six years. I agree with your speculation about Stanford if Harbaugh stayed, but he didn't, and as such hasn't proved himself in the same way. 

I'm definitely not saying Harbaugh won't prove to be the better coach, but what-ifs and Shaw wins don't outweigh Dantonio's actual direct success. 

07/18/2016 - 1:40pm Attempting to be honest

I know that a good deal of homerism is to be expected on a UM board, but the fact remains that both our rivals have elite coaches who have proven more in CFB than ours, and have had a lot of success against us lately. Further, not giving our rivals their due as tough opponents lessens our accomplishments in past seasons and undermine the importance of wins against them this season.

I don't really understand the "we can't say anything until we beat x" crowd though, as its summer on a UM forum and all we really have to do is speculate.  

04/30/2016 - 1:22pm huzzah!

huzzah.

04/14/2016 - 8:01pm Speaking as a 22 year old

Speak for yourself

02/19/2016 - 11:56am To be fair

It's a player who is going to be a redshirt senior, and is probably one of the top 3 players off the bench at his position. Not a big contributer, but definitely somebody who could see a decent amount of time on the field. He said he was speaking for a large portion of the team, as well. He also said though that while people were disappointed, they were not surprised or badly demoralized. 

02/19/2016 - 11:14am For what its worth

And I hope I don't get negged for this, but I heard from a senior on the team that the team was as a whole pretty disappointed they didn't get a spring break. I don't think its enough to call the whole trip unethical, but there is actually some truth to the argument that this isn't what the student atheletes want.

12/28/2015 - 7:16pm Are you sure?

what about 2008 Wisconsin, they were ranked #9

12/28/2015 - 4:41pm I like the comment

but paragraphs, wolfman!

12/09/2015 - 9:55pm Cam Newton

I believe it's Cam Newton's trademark celebration. He just does exactly what Harbaugh did, only more coordinated-like.

12/02/2015 - 5:56pm Check the diaries

or just site search

11/24/2015 - 12:54pm Come on

People refer to their sports team as 'we' all the time, you and I both know this. Don't be a smart-ass

10/22/2015 - 4:30pm Hate to be that guy

But doesn't this belong on the board?

10/15/2015 - 5:06pm round 2

Came back to post again?

10/15/2015 - 6:20am Generally civil

I think people are generally nice to first time posters, but every now and then you see them get hit with something along the lines of "That's why we need to raise the points threshold" or "I wish he would post a comment so I could neg him to Bolivia"

10/15/2015 - 1:15am Embed?

10/14/2015 - 2:30pm I'm picking up what you're putting down

Additionally, said statistical wizard could analyze which of these many different statistical models has been the most accurate year in and year out. Until that happens, we can just assume it's whichever model has us highest.