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09/24/2018 - 1:18pm I see a bit of shootout…

I see a bit of shootout. Both offenses are elite and both defenses give up big plays. Ohio State wins because they always do. Eat at Arby's. 

09/24/2018 - 12:01pm NU doesn't have nearly the…

NU doesn't have nearly the the dynamic players in the front 7 that ND does and NU typically plays a more passive bend dont break defense and ND creates more havoc. NU is a fringe top 25 defense and ND is a fringe top 5 defense. That is a big gap. All that said, Michigan will probably run the ball fine, but not quite at the level of the last few weeks.

09/24/2018 - 10:00am It is a predictive model…

It is a predictive model based on yards per play. It usually spits out lines similar to Vegas. 

09/24/2018 - 9:31am I saw this open at -9 and…

I saw this open at -9 and shoot to -13. S&P+ would favor UM by 22 on a neutral field and then with home field -19. So the spread was and is not generous enough. 

09/23/2018 - 7:33pm I signed in just to say this…

I signed in just to say this. I am so fucking sick and tired of threads titled "Perspective" by some sanctimonious shit that thinks they know better than everyone about what really happened. Every goddamn year we get 2-3 of these fucking things. Usually after a loss. If we have start dealing with these bullshit threads after wins now too I will burn this fucking blog to the ground and piss on the ashes. Fuck everyone that has ever made a thread titled "Perspective". I hope you stub your toe really hard every morning for the rest of your life. If it was up to me everyone that makes a "Perspective" thread would be auto-banned. I hope you have a shitty Monday. 

Everyone else, have a good week.

09/23/2018 - 11:28am We always project the…

We always project the schedule and lump games. OP is already talking about 10-1 going into the Ohio State game. PSU, Wisconsin, and MSU are not gimmies just because we throttled Nebraska. Northwestern will pose some challenges as will Maryland. 

09/23/2018 - 11:10am Let's stop doing this. Just…

Let's stop doing this. Just beat NW. Then worry about Maryland. 

09/21/2018 - 4:49pm BANG ME!

BANG ME!

09/21/2018 - 1:06pm 27-17 Michigan

27-17 Michigan

09/21/2018 - 12:40pm I love how expectations warp…

I love how expectations warp our perception. The defense might only finish 7-8th in S&P and we are disappointed. The offense manages to not throw up on its self for one game in pass pro and we are giddy.

09/20/2018 - 12:09pm The issue is 3rd down…

The issue is 3rd down. Michigan is forcing a lot of 3rd down and longs and letting the opponent convert. So we are witnessing long drives and it makes it feel worse than it is. For example a team is in 3rd and 8 and converts by a yard it works out to 3.7 ypp (11/3). To the fancy stats it is an elite defense but the offense is still on the field. We need to take advantage of the 3rd and longs forced and get the offense off the field. 

09/20/2018 - 11:50am Michigan is #7 in defensive…

Michigan is #7 in defensive S&P+. They are a top 10 outfit. 

09/20/2018 - 10:14am Agree. Saturday is supposed…

Agree. Saturday is supposed to be in the Mid-60s with dew points in the low 50's. If they have a cramping issue in that, then it is a problem.

09/19/2018 - 1:06pm That seems optimistic…

That seems optimistic. Nebraska is 11th in sacks and top 20 in run defense so they match up well to slow our supposed strength and exploit the greatest weakness. I think Michigan wins but does not cover if Martinez plays. If he doesn't then yes they cover because Nebraska wont be able to move the ball. Im thinking more of a 28-17 type game w/ Martinez and a 31-7 type game with Bunch. 

*Replying to HarbaughFever not LeonHall. 

09/19/2018 - 9:52am So, he's too much of a…

So, he's too much of a trouble maker for an NFL team but Urban kept him on his team because he's good? Sound's like that hypocritical parent line of, "Do as I say, not as I do."

09/18/2018 - 1:40pm Top notch pearl clutching…

Top notch pearl clutching. They could pay the athletes and still make big bucks, for this reason they would continue their athletics. 

09/18/2018 - 12:14pm No, he wasn't. He was dinged…

No, he wasn't. He was dinged against Minnesota but in the two games prior to OSU he lit Indiana on fire and beat a decent Penn State team 28-16.

09/18/2018 - 12:13pm Turn him loose. Shea is…

Turn him loose. Shea is going to have to pass 30-35 times against the meat of the schedule and probably Indiana too. Harbaugh teams struggle to run against good or better defenses.  You need to get to 'The Game' with stakes and if throwing more means that, then throw it around. 

09/18/2018 - 12:12pm Rudock was healthy for 2015…

Rudock was healthy for 2015 and was knocked out when the game was well in hand.

09/18/2018 - 10:24am They tweeted out yards per…

They tweeted out yards per play for offense and defense (min. 3 FBS opp) and Michigan was 1st on defense (3.99 ypp) and 9th on offense (6.5 ypp). 

09/14/2018 - 1:52pm I would guess that McSorley…

I would guess that McSorley and Haskins are locks for a star and Lewerke is a maybe. 

09/14/2018 - 11:21am SBNation says it is on CBS…

SBNation says it is on CBS Sports Network. 

09/12/2018 - 12:12pm That is why there is a "thru…

That is why there is a "thru 2 weeks" caveat Kyle. 

09/12/2018 - 11:41am Thru 2 weeks what is better,…

Thru 2 weeks what is better, what is worse, and what is about the same as you preseason expectations of the team? 

09/11/2018 - 3:54pm It may take awhile. There is…

It may take awhile. There is a steep Lenin curve. 

09/11/2018 - 3:40pm One of Pat Fitzgerald's…

One of Pat Fitzgerald's odder re-Marx. 

09/11/2018 - 9:49am Agree. The ball flutters too…

Agree. The ball flutters too much for my liking. Needs to tighten up that spiral. 

09/10/2018 - 1:09pm #9 in the S&P+. This could…

#9 in the S&P+. This could be a team the computers love because they will hammer lesser opponents and lose close to good teams.  

09/10/2018 - 11:46am I saw yesterday on twitter…

I saw yesterday on twitter this opened at 35.5. So someone is hammering SMU hard. 

09/07/2018 - 11:36am It's not that complicated…

It's not that complicated. They can redshirt every offensive lineman that enters the program and throw them in an incubator for 3 years before they ever see the field. We have not been able to do that in forever. 

09/06/2018 - 1:05pm 27-13 Michigan. People here…

27-13 Michigan. People here are MAD afterwards. 

08/31/2018 - 10:51pm I’ll be the contrarian here…

I’ll be the contrarian here. Usually when this happens they still win by double digits, not hanging on after a late TD. More important distinction though is they usually have their vanilla offense get bogged down. Tonight their defense got ripped up. Could be more red flags than their usual sandbagging. 

08/31/2018 - 11:40am Win will cause me to: We…

Win will cause me to: We Want Bama!

Loss will cause me to: Be angry online

08/31/2018 - 11:35am This is the most *tents…

This is the most *tents fingers* preview of them all. Should be a true no-fly zone. 

08/30/2018 - 10:55am S&P+ has Western as an…

S&P+ has Western as an underdog in 6 games. It is the MAC so they are still coinflips. But I would not expect much more than 7-5 from WMU. 

08/29/2018 - 3:03pm Sometimes the hourly…

Sometimes the hourly forecast lags behind what the actual radar is saying. That is the only plausible explanation. 

08/29/2018 - 3:02pm Honestly I don't mind the…

Honestly I don't mind the weather updates as long as there is only one per day. Like it or not, rain/wind plays a huge factor in the outcome of games. We have the better passer and worse punting unit so we stand more to lose from adverse conditions.

08/25/2018 - 2:09pm Not trying to put the cart…

Not trying to put the cart before the horse but if this team can reach the playoff, they are good enough to win it, full stop. Reaching the playoff means winning 5 of the following 6 games. @ND, @MSU, @OSU, Wisconsin (x2), and Penn State. 

08/25/2018 - 11:06am Drew Henne days.

Drew Henne days.

08/17/2018 - 1:38pm As far as vulnerability goes…

As far as vulnerability goes, Earth has had some close calls with meteorites the last few years. I guess that's the closest the Alabama dynasty has come to ending.

08/16/2018 - 3:43pm Early in the game I am…

Early in the game I am watching the LOS. Can Team A block Team B and vice versa, because none of the other shit they are trying to do is going to matter if that is a bloodbath. As the game wears on I go into management mode thinking. IE down and distance, situational football, etc. 

08/15/2018 - 1:13pm I kind of think of them as…

I kind of think of them as the Mattison/Hoke defenses we saw here. Sound, simple, and efficient (Like top 30 in fancy stats). Where they lack is the athletes to get it done against other elite athletes/scheme.

08/14/2018 - 4:52pm Best case scenario you get…

Best case scenario you get to see an offense that is truly multiple. Ability to spread you out as well as hurt you with 12, 21, and 22 personnel. Using TEs vertically in addition to high percentage west coast principles. Be able to use a fullback and go 4 WRs. Creating an offense that can be a matchup nightmare for any defense. 

Worst case scenario is a Cheesecake Factory offense. 

It will probably be at some point in between. 

 

08/14/2018 - 3:27pm I dont know why but this…

I dont know why but this thread just reminded me that Brent Musberger used to call Jason Avant by the name of Anthony Avant in every game. 

08/13/2018 - 4:53pm Telling myself Brandon…

Telling myself Brandon Wimbush is just a less good JT Barrett is making me feel a lot better about this game. 

08/12/2018 - 7:58pm #defenseplusquarterbackthati…

#defenseplusquarterbackthatisnotaturnovermachineandanoffensivelinethatisnotasievewinschampionships

 

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08/10/2018 - 8:26pm He is not that undersized…

He is not that undersized. Clemson is returning a first team All ACC LT who is 6’5” 305lbs.

08/10/2018 - 10:32am First: OPs, this is how its…

First: OPs, this is how its done. Informative title, nice summary, and a working link. Symbolic +1 to you sir. 

Second: Good to hear the freshman look good. Someone is going to need to step in and be a scorer because outside of Matthews and Poole (we assume) there isnt much offense returning. 

08/09/2018 - 1:02pm I have always hated the 'I…

I have always hated the 'I'll believe it when I see it guy' but it this case he would be totally correct. So, I'll believe when I see it. 

08/08/2018 - 11:57am This is largely a result of…

This is largely a result of schedule. Their 2 most difficult games are at home against teams that each lost 5 games last year.