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09/19/2018 - 2:31pm Why doesn't anybody talk…

Why doesn't anybody talk about this more? 

I watched Nebraska since the '70's.  It didn't take a PhD to see what their vaunted "strength program" was about.

That they are not as good as they once were is not the mystery people make it out to be.  It's kinda simple actually.

They will never revert to their previous dominance unless they turn the clock back on, um, old habits. 

09/19/2018 - 2:26pm Well that would be upsetting…

Well that would be upsetting. 

09/18/2018 - 9:20pm Damn.  Alabama's Engineering…

Awesome!  Alabama's Engineering program is going to be so pissed.

09/18/2018 - 8:49pm Dax da facts.

 

Dax da facts.

 

09/18/2018 - 8:43pm Wait, what?

Is this…

Wait, what?

Is this September Fool's day?

I didn't even come up with my prank yet.

09/18/2018 - 12:37pm Based on the ratings (lowest…

Based on the ratings (lowest in hsitory), people are taking your advice.  They're not watching.

09/18/2018 - 12:34pm Yes, I saw this on several…

Yes, I saw this on several news sites today.  They really believe it.

Some even linked to #GOBLUE in that context, without even checking the link.

Imagine my surprise when I clicked on the link out of curiosity and it took me to . . . a Michigan page!

It is impossible to escape politics in everything, even when it is not there.  

09/17/2018 - 9:26pm A lot of people on here seem…

A lot of people on here seem to have cramps all the time.

09/17/2018 - 9:18pm Enjoy the Alabama…

Enjoy the Alabama Engineering program, Dax.

09/17/2018 - 9:08pm The dirty little secret is…

The dirty little secret is that Michigan Stadium does not actually hold 110,000 people, they just stuff 110,000 people into it.

If you analyzed the actual square feet available for seating, Michigan Stadium is not the largest stadium in the country.

09/17/2018 - 8:59pm So the answer is to go down…

So the answer is to go down to the stadium before the game, leave from the stadium after the game . . . but watch the actual game itself on TV.

09/17/2018 - 8:50pm That speaks to the quality…

That speaks to the quality of the fan experience.

09/17/2018 - 8:43pm Yeah, I watched from home. …

Yeah, I watched from home.  It sucked there too.

09/17/2018 - 8:34pm I went to my son's high…

I went to my son's high school football game on Friday night.  The quality of football was not great, but holy cow, did the game move without all the interruptions.  It felt more like a soccer match flow than what I've grown accustomed to with a college football.  It's like a completely different game.  

09/17/2018 - 12:42pm Ohio State will make him the…

Ohio State will make him the honorary game captain to highlight his courage in the face of suffering and adversity.

 

09/17/2018 - 11:19am It's not worth the MGoBlog 3…

It's not worth the effort, especially on MGoBlog 3.0.

 

09/17/2018 - 11:17am Exactly. 

The rest of the…

Exactly. 

The rest of the country does not believe him for one second . . . and the Ohio State people don't care.

There is no middle ground.

Who exactly is he talking to?

 

09/17/2018 - 11:15am The lady doth protest too…

He's selling past the close.

09/17/2018 - 11:05am Yeah, if they were Big Ten…

Yeah, if they were Big Ten refs used to working together, Michigan would have been penalized on every single play.

09/16/2018 - 9:45pm Yeah, if they played App…

Yeah, if they played App State right now, it would not get to overtime.  PSU would roll.  They woke up.

09/16/2018 - 9:42pm Yeah, it's kind of strange. …

Yeah, it's kind of strange.  To this day, after beating us 13 out of 14 times, they still hate us more than we hate them.  It's part of their DNA.

09/16/2018 - 9:34pm We do this every year . . . …

We do this every year . . . "XYZ team (who we struggled with) is really going to surprise some people."

Last year we did it with Air Force and Cincinnati.  Turned out that they were not actually very good teams.

Sometimes we struggle with teams because we are just not as good as we think we are.  

09/16/2018 - 9:19pm Let's not get too carried…

Let's not get too carried away.  We still could not run the ball, and we still had pass pro issues. 

SMU is one of the worst defenses in the country.  It's not a given that Shea has time to find DPJ on all those open routes against a real defense.

The offense was not fine, it was untested.

 

09/16/2018 - 9:14pm At this juncture, beating…

At this juncture, beating them will mean a lot, no matter what.

09/16/2018 - 9:00pm Stop hoping.  You are not…

Stop hoping.  You are not wrong.

09/16/2018 - 8:54pm That's exactly what happened…

That's exactly what happened in '97. 

Brian Griese lobbied for Michigan after winning the Rose Bowl and going undefeated "I don't know what more we could do." 

He made his own case, with class.  He never said a word about Nebraska.

But Frost came out and trashed Michigan left and right to make his case.

It left a bad taste in our mouths, and is why to this day many of us want to see his ass get kicked.  Especially since he has not changed, he's still a classless dick.

Let's roll the fucker.

09/16/2018 - 8:47pm Got it goin' on.

Got it goin' on.

09/16/2018 - 8:33pm This is correct.  If we…

This is correct.  If we somehow found a way to win the Big Ten, we would not want to be in the position where the       Big Ten Champion gets shut out from the CFP for the third year in a row.

And you know the CFP Committee is just dying for any excuse to put Notre Dame in.  We would not get the benefit of the doubt against them.

So conference strength perception matters.

It's looking more and more like a pipe dream, but if we were to win the Big Ten, we would be happy that OSU beat TCU on the road last night.

09/16/2018 - 8:29pm They damn near beat Ohio…

They damn near beat Ohio State in the Big Ten title game.  Probably did beat them if not for some Ref injustice.  They were for real last year.  This year, not so sure.

09/16/2018 - 8:26pm Paging Mr. Higdon . . . 

Paging Mr. Higdon . . . 

09/16/2018 - 8:25pm We should not count that…

We should not count that Michigan Agricultural College interloper either.

09/16/2018 - 7:19pm This^

There's a saying in…

This^

There's a saying in racing: "There's no substitute for horsepower."

Ohio State just has too much of it.  Talent in depth.  That's what happens when you recruit at an Alabama level for a decade. 

They can be beat, but it will take a perfect game.  One the other hand, they have a wide margin of error, as you saw last night.  They won big on the road at night against a tough, gritty opponent without playing anything near a perfect game.

Again, FML.

09/16/2018 - 4:54pm I went to my son's high…

I went to my son's high school football game on Friday night.  The quality of play was not great, but it was amazing how the game moved without all the interruptions.  It was a completely different game.  Quite enjoyable, actually.

  

09/16/2018 - 4:51pm We are not good enough to…

We are not good enough to just impose our will, but we are now good enough to take what the defense gives us.  The passes were there and we took advantage of them, at least after the 1st quarter.

That is actual progress.  Last year, teams stacked the box and run blitzed us with impunity.  The passes (which were there) were no threat.

 

09/16/2018 - 4:46pm Synopsis:

Offense:  We are…

Synopsis:

Offense:  We are good enough (finally) to exploit teams overplaying us on defense.

Defense:  We are not good enough to keep the exact same thing from happening to us.

09/16/2018 - 4:34pm I only watched the last few…

I only watched the last few minutes.  How well was BYU able to run on them throughout the game?

If you want to beat them, you need to be able to run on them.

09/16/2018 - 4:30pm Yeah, me neither.  And I…

Yeah, me neither.  And I really wanted to.

Ohio State makes bad mistakes . . . doesn't matter.

Ohio State gets RPS'd repeatedly . . . doesn't matter.

Ohio State loses players to injury . . . doesn't matter.

They just have too much horsepower.  Too much depth and talent.  

When they need to do it, they just tap the gas a little and they accelerate clear of trouble.

FML

 

09/16/2018 - 4:19pm The team looks better than…

The team looks better than last year, but it still does not look like a top 10 team, or a Big Ten Champion team, or especially a team that can beat Ohio State.

Since just staying at AP #19 all season is nobody's goal at Michigan, there are some quite legitimate concerns.

 

09/16/2018 - 4:10pm We should win it then, right?

We should be able to win it then, right?

09/15/2018 - 7:37pm Um, we have slightly bigger…

Um, we have slightly bigger goals than beating SMU.  Glad you're all warm and happy though.

09/15/2018 - 7:34pm If that freshman SMU QB…

If that freshman SMU QB played the entire game, we would have had some trouble on our hands.

09/15/2018 - 7:27pm People will say "Why are you…

People will say "Why would you get upset about a 25 point win over SMU?".  Well count me in as one of those people that are upset with a 25 point win over SMU.

Because OOC games like this are a barometer of where you stand going into Big ten play.

Do we even look like we are on track to beat Ohio State in Columbus?  Or even Penn State and McSorely? 

The barometer says big storm coming.

09/15/2018 - 7:15pm Exactly.  

Exactly.  

09/15/2018 - 7:14pm This crap game caused me to…

This crap game caused me to miss the finish of LSU - Auburn.

09/15/2018 - 7:10pm The Big Ten looks like crap…

The Big Ten looks like crap today.

09/15/2018 - 7:08pm Did we cover?

Did we cover?

09/15/2018 - 7:04pm What conference are these…

What conference are these refs from?

09/15/2018 - 7:04pm Don't we have any Gatorade…

Don't we have any Gatorade in Ann Arbor?

09/15/2018 - 7:00pm I'd have to say that the…

I'd have to say that the offense outplayed the defense for once.

09/15/2018 - 6:58pm TRUE.

TRUE.