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11/16/2018 - 1:39pm  

 

11/16/2018 - 1:32pm If it is, my apologies. …

If it is, my apologies.  Have a Belly Rub.

 

11/16/2018 - 1:10pm via GIPHY

via GIPHY

11/16/2018 - 12:39pm Looking forward to Higdon…

Looking forward to Higdon getting 400 yards against the Buckeyes.

11/16/2018 - 10:20am Senior Day!  Send the…

Senior Day!  Send the seniors out with a bang.

11/15/2018 - 11:33pm The essence of The Game.   …

The essence of The Game.    I long for a good old-fashion ass-kicking and a nice new photo of sad Urban Meyer all alone eating cold pizza after the game .

11/15/2018 - 11:00pm Blowout?   An Oldie but…

Blowout?   An Oldie but Goodie...

 

11/15/2018 - 9:47pm Time to change balls from…

Time to change balls from blue...

 

 

 

11/15/2018 - 2:29pm I must ask question
Who's…

I must ask question

Who's your daddy Indiana?

It is Michigan

11/15/2018 - 12:29pm Tom Mars for President

Tom Mars for President

11/15/2018 - 12:12pm Hilarious as always.  Thank…

Hilarious as always.  Thank you.

11/14/2018 - 1:08pm Looks like 6 opportunities…

Looks like 6 opportunities for another team to take on the mantle of "The Horror".   Although in fairness to App State, they were pretty good.

11/14/2018 - 12:40pm  

 

11/14/2018 - 12:36pm I think that is a great…

I think that is a great question.  I didn't do a great job articulating it, but I was trying to say the combination of the strong defense (force the air oriented team to make some mistakes), TOP (don't give them many extra chances to make up for it, and 3rd down efficiency (consistently getting us into good field position and wearing down their defense) is the key.

TOP on it's own isn't enough as evidenced by the other teams in the list.

Also, at least in the Big 10 that air oriented team tends to have some trouble with the weather in these November games (more mistakes to take advantage of).

If you believe this, then the path through Indiana and OSU looks pretty promising.

If we were to play Clemson, the key might be to get ahead early and force the very good but young quarterback to carry the team against our defensive front and corners.  Need to get some early hits on him.

Alabama?  I have no idea how to beat them.  But, I know we don't want to get behind.  They can play the same game we do.   This is the game I want to see though.



 

11/14/2018 - 10:30am +1 for "hitch in the giddy…

+1 for "hitch in the giddy-up"

11/14/2018 - 2:23am It's fun to speculate, but…

It's fun to speculate, but as far as I'm concerned, the CFP is all gravy.   Beating OSU is the real prize this year.   The two just happen to be interlinked.

It's been a long, long time since I've felt like we have the edge going into the game.    If the team avoids mental mistakes and turnovers, we likely win.  They don't have to play above their normal game.  Just execute and play an efficient game.

If we get to Alabama?  Not so much.  Using the snake analogy...   they are more of a genetic combination of a King Cobra and Anaconda...  quick strike, shoot you full of venom and then squeeze you some more after your dead just to make sure. 

Beating them would be like Bo beating OSU in 1969.   That's why I hope we get to play them.    People would be talking about this team for decades if we knocked them off.

11/14/2018 - 12:49am That seems to fit what I was…

That seems to fit what I was seeing  We give them death by 1000 cuts on offense, make defensive adjustments, and suffocate them.   This team is a python.  



 

11/14/2018 - 12:28am With respect to Alabama at…

With respect to Alabama at least, that has some merit.    They are 3rd in 3rd down conversion %, have a good defense and still only 31st in TOP.   It's a scary team.  To beat them, we would have to disrupt that offense and have a great day offensively ourselves.

For Clemson, it seems like we could play our normal game and be very competitive.

 

 

11/14/2018 - 12:10am Yea, but look at Clemson and…

Yea, but look at Clemson and Alabama.  Alabama is 31st in TOP and Clemson is outside the top 50.  I was surprised by that.

 

11/13/2018 - 10:59pm Shea, you're only #3.  You…

Shea, you're only #3.  You need to stay one more year.

11/13/2018 - 4:19pm Ideally, Alabama wins,…

Ideally, Alabama wins, Clemson loses, and both Notre Dame and Michigan win out.  Then we can settle the issue of who is currently better with the Irish.

11/12/2018 - 10:23pm I want them to stay to be…

I want them to stay to be able to boo their team off the field.   The halftime boos were raining a couple of weeks ago so they are primed.

11/12/2018 - 8:32pm He was the kid playing video…

He was the kid playing video games.

EDIT:   Obvious... but I didn't want anyone to actually have to imagine this guy as a parent.

11/12/2018 - 8:05pm Dear Crowley,
Get used to it…

Dear Crowley,

Get used to it.

Sincerely,

Karma

 

11/12/2018 - 7:58pm When we beat OSU by 3…

When we beat OSU by 3 touchdowns, the rest of the percentages should go up nicely.

11/12/2018 - 1:56am Great to hear.

Regardless…

Great to hear.

Regardless of what the reporter thinks, I'm glad the kid is coming to Michigan.  I look forward to him running through, over, and around our rivals for the next 4 (well maybe 3) years.

Also, I've noticed a lot of the Jay Harbaugh nepotism comments have gotten a lot quieter.  Jay seems to be earning his keep just fine.  The backs are getting better and we're reeling in top recruits. Call me crazy, but that looks like some signs that he knows how to coach!

11/12/2018 - 12:29am No, we should be buying him…

No, we should be buying him some coffee and introducing him to a therapist.

Zach is what he is, but the fact that Urban Meyer clearly knew what this guy was like and provided cover (at Courtney Smith's expense) should be all the dirt that is really needed.   It's like watching an arsonist play with gasoline and matches and closing the office door and saying nothing to see here.

11/11/2018 - 10:30pm No.

No.

11/11/2018 - 10:24pm Urban Meyer Core Values…

Urban Meyer Core Values...

DECISIONS

LIE?
TREAT WOMEN WITH ABUSE OR PAY THEM FOR SEX?
DRUGS?
STEALING?
WEAPONS?
WHICH SHOULD I PICK TO WIN THE MOST GAMES?
WHEN I'M CAUGHT SHOULD I PLAY THE VICTIM?
WHICH DATA DELETION METHOD IS MOST COMPREHENSIVE?

...  I can't decide.  It's making my head hurt.

11/11/2018 - 9:58pm Time to start working on…

Time to start working on refining all of the media questions for Urban Meyer for the week of The Game. 

"Coach Meyer...  given that sex toys were being delivered to the OSU athletic offices did you also know your staff was getting happy endings on recruiting trips?  Were any of these expenses reimbursed by OSU?"

"If I could follow up...  could you remind us what the core values of  your program are and whether they have changed in light of recent events?

"Coach Meyer, have you ever visited an Asian Massage Parlor on a recruiting trip?"  

"Coach Meyer, could you describe the role of recruiting girls and are they involved in OSU recruiting?"

"Coach Meyer, does OSU offer IT classes in how to erase records from electronic devices? Do you think it would be useful to have this as mandatory training for your coaching staff?"

 

11/11/2018 - 8:22pm Better yet an inmate at an…

Better yet an inmate at an Ohio state penitentiary.

11/11/2018 - 7:54pm I guess I'm just not seeing…

I guess I'm just not seeing Georgia becoming Alabama's kryptonite.  

More likely and worrisome is Oklahoma getting 2 wins over West Virginia and only having the one close loss to Texas.

 

11/11/2018 - 7:25pm My heart and recent memory…

My heart and recent memory say beware of the trap.  But, the ingredients seem to be there for a massive senior day blowout at a good time to get some style points with the playoff committee.

Also, this defense hasn't recorded a shutout.   I think they are pissed off about that.  Happy if they save that for OSU though.

11/11/2018 - 7:08pm My first reaction is that it…

My first reaction is that it's a lot of points.  But, then I remember that nobody can score on our defense.

Indiana offensive S&P+ is ranked 82nd and most of their offense is coming in the air. (255 yards per game).   That's not a good place to be heading into Michigan stadium in November.

Indiana defense is giving up 414 yards per game with 181 rushing.  Last 5 games they've given up 33-49 points per game.

Mother nature, turnovers, and backup quarterbacks playing early are only things that would keep us from covering.  

I see another 30+ point beatdown.  



 

11/11/2018 - 2:07am  

 

11/10/2018 - 10:00pm ... and now Beamer is on the…

... and now Beamer is on the Playoff Committee.   Hopefully he doesn't confuse Michigan with Oklahoma.

11/10/2018 - 7:50pm Northwestern deserves some…

Northwestern deserves some credit...

road wins  @Purdue, @Michigan State, @Iowa
beat Wisconsin handily
close losses to Michigan, Notre Dame

down year for the division and all, but they didn't fold early in the year and won some tough games.

11/10/2018 - 7:37pm In honor of the Cats...
 


In honor of the Cats...

 

 

11/10/2018 - 6:15pm Was hoping he would get some…

Was hoping he would get some "easy" big yards today, but not to be.   Hope he gets some rest and gets them back against OSU.

Great season, Karan!  Thank you!

11/10/2018 - 3:04pm Big recruiting weekend for…

Big recruiting weekend for Sparty!   

11/10/2018 - 2:48pm  

 

11/10/2018 - 2:34pm This is the Turd Bowl... for…

This is the Turd Bowl... for so many reasons.

11/10/2018 - 1:56pm Sorry... I didn't think the…

Sorry... I didn't think the word would trigger the same reaction on a Michigan blog.  Let's test to make sure.

Biakabutuka
Biakabutuka
Biakabutuka
Biakabutuka

11/10/2018 - 1:28pm Combined rushing yards for…

Combined rushing yards for OSU-MSU...  27

11/10/2018 - 1:16pm He did make the list.  I…

He did make the list.  I didn't list the guys tied for 6th with 8 100+ games....

Gordon Bell
Rob Lytle
T. Biakabutuka
Chris Perry

Not a bad list to join if Higdon gets 100 today.

11/10/2018 - 1:42am  

 

11/10/2018 - 1:37am Biakabutuka is may favorite…

Biakabutuka is may favorite word to say to Buckeye fans.   It causes an immediate short circuit with reactions that range from silence and blank stare with drool coming out their mouth... all the way to and immediate and reflexive poop in a cooler.

Of course you have to carefully diagnose since it can sometimes resemble "normal" Buckeye behavior.

 

11/09/2018 - 10:30pm I'll have a cupcake while…

I'll have a cupcake while mulling that 39 point spread.

 

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11/09/2018 - 7:58pm I never had fund with…

I never had fund with anagrams before now...

Bob farts start = boB starts fart

This is fun!

11/09/2018 - 7:46pm Ben Mason scores a 99 yard…

Ben Mason scores a 99 yard touchdown...    walking with 11 Rutger players on his back.