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09/07/2018 - 10:44pm Not with the current OL. 

Not with the current OL. 

09/02/2018 - 12:03am Mo was a huge part of the D…

Mo was a huge part of the D last year. 

We don't get much push up the middle anymore, and that changes a lot of things . . . . 

09/01/2018 - 11:38pm Tomorrow the Harbaugh…

Tomorrow the Harbaugh apologists and true believers will be out in full force again, no doubt assisted by a few fake Mod accounts.

The fact remains:  If you can't close on elite tackle prospects, you get what we got tonight.  No offensive scheme or coaching prowess or quarterback can mitigate a consistently collapsing pocket with a 3 or 4 man rush. 

09/01/2018 - 11:32pm Even more important than in…

Even more important than in-game management or in-season management, we must talk off-season management.

We're not closing on elite tackle prospects.  We're trading on-field chances for European Vacations. 

The result is what we saw tonight. 

09/01/2018 - 11:22pm I've been patient. 

I…

I've been patient. 

I waited for Rich Rod to get things rolling--and to shore up the D.  I wanted Hoke to outperform every other stop; alas, he lucked into Denard that first year.

I tried to be calm when officials took matters into their own hands.  Even when it happened again and again in the same games, against the same teams.

Every season I tried to hold expectations in check, but secretly hoped the OL would turn a corner--and the last six or seven years, that the O would match the D.

I've been reasonable; I've taken the rational approach.  Never too high; never too low. 

But I'm really tired.  I've reached apathy.  I think I need a break. 

09/01/2018 - 11:17pm I've been patient. 

I…

I've been patient. 

I waited for Rich Rod to get things rolling--and to shore up the D.  I wanted Hoke to outperform every other stop; alas, he lucked into Denard that first year.

I tried to be calm when officials took matters into their own hands.  Even when it happened again and again in the same games, against the same teams.

Every season I tried to hold expectations in check, but secretly hoped the OL would turn a corner--and the last six or seven years, that the O would match the D.

I've been reasonable; I've taken the rational approach.  Never too high; never too low. 

But I'm really tired.  I've reached apathy.  I think I need a break. 

09/01/2018 - 2:38pm That's what I'm talkin'…

That's what I'm talkin' about!

Can't wait to see it.  Hopefully reminiscent of the OSU gameplan and play calling--now available with improved passing! 

08/20/2018 - 4:11pm Damn-- So wanted to see him…

Damn-- So wanted to see him plowing defenders for another long run.  He is the ideal person, man, and football player. 

No matter:  The death of his football career will make him more powerful than we can imagine.  As a result, he will accomplish things outside football that most football players can only dream of. 

God bless, Grant. 

08/20/2018 - 2:25pm Either we had a very anemic…

Either we had a very anemic strength and conditioning program before (quite possible), or else we've joined other programs' arms race . . . .

Either way, it's going to be damn tough on opposing QBs, RBs, and WRs.

08/01/2018 - 7:11pm Zach Harrison, come on down!

Zach Harrison, come on down!

08/01/2018 - 7:03pm Miracles still happen. 

Miracles still happen. 

Probably Meyer will again be holding the reins once the season starts in earnest.  Nevertheless, this is a far, far faster response than you'd ever see in East Lansing . . . .

Guess the unnamed random internet sources were privy to actual information this time. 

08/01/2018 - 2:47pm Count me in on the…

Count me in on the incredulity.

Also, I would be very sad to see Meyer step down at this point.  My only hope is to see M kick OSU's ass on the gridiron.  I want to see Harbaugh equalize wins with Meyer, then surpass him.  Anything less would be a disappointment to me, and endless fodder for OSU fans.

07/31/2018 - 6:11am If true, this is the best…

If true, this is the best possible hope for M. 

The longer he delays, the greater chance he could come to M:  Because that means less time living in Ohio, less time to be persecuted by Ohioans, less time for his parents to be pressured by neighbors in Ohio, etc., after committing to M.

As OP states, delay doesn't necessarily mean he's leaning to M--but delay's our best hope. 

I'll take it.

07/30/2018 - 1:51pm Great info about the biggest…

Great info about the biggest question mark position group.

It's so refreshing to get actual football info instead of the usual summertime subjects around here . . . .

06/03/2018 - 6:51pm In my younger days, we loved making our own Fight Clubs.

It appears we had no idea at what scale such activities could be enjoyed. 

 

 

04/16/2018 - 8:59pm Interesting.

$EC Speed.

03/27/2018 - 6:44pm Sam Webb, but objective!

No need to toe the P.R. line if your day job isn't based on access . . . .

03/27/2018 - 6:39pm All options are still on the table . . . .

Hope this is only done out of an abundance of caution (and not because Harbaugh has a bad feeling about the Shea transfer, or because the present competition is uninspiring).

03/25/2018 - 12:27am SO, SO GOOD--WONDER HOW "MR. MARCH" IS FEELING?

WHILE STAEEE IS TAKING IN ANOTHER PERFORMANCE OF HAMILTON, MR. CLEAN IS TAKING HIS BOYS TO THE FINAL FOUR!!!!

03/25/2018 - 12:23am "Mr. March" just doesn't have the same ring it used to:

Time for subs, it's going to be crazy!

03/16/2018 - 8:59pm Indeed. Gonna' be a cage match at QB,

assuming Shea Patterson's appeal comes through.

Better yet, the years between them set up well for development and the future. 

03/09/2018 - 5:06pm Awesome! M is going to need him.

Hope he's feeling near 100% when the Tourney begins!

03/06/2018 - 6:10pm MAAR is terribly underappreciated; after the NCAA Tournament,

he will be a household name. 

Indeed, by the end of the BTT he already started receiving his deserved accolades:  Even announcers admitted that he was a strong candiate for Player of the Tourney.

Good press will only grow as M wins games during the NCAA Tourney, and more eyeballs notice MAAR's work.  It will increase MAAR's stock with the League.

03/04/2018 - 7:22pm Hail!

To the Victors!!!

03/04/2018 - 7:16pm Yeah, let's hope the time off is 100% awesome, too.

Otherwise "wrong time" predominates.

But it can't be bad for the selection committee to have a week to process Michigan's latest BTT win!  At the very least, seeding should be fairly rewarded!

03/04/2018 - 7:11pm Swatting shots, mid-range jumpers, emphatic dunks, denying entry

passes to Hass:

He's the Big10 Center we've been waiting for!

03/03/2018 - 5:53pm Seeking schadenfreude, I read it first on The Only Colors:

It seems Staee fans are well aware of the Hitler chant for Wagner.   Some of them quite like it.

The Couch Burners' intellect is as small as their sibling status. 

03/03/2018 - 5:47pm Wow, as RUNNING BACKS coach:

Someone bought that man a ticket, and it wasn't round trip . . . .

02/13/2018 - 1:40pm Now if we can just get Louisville to vacate 2013 basketball wins

we'll be in business!

But seriously--NCAA "justice" never ceases to amaze. 

02/07/2018 - 3:20pm Mayweather would get wrecked.

It would be like the early days of the Ultimate Fighting Chapionship:  Boxer enters ring.  Takedown, ground and pound or submission, over.

Mayweather is way too smart to actually do this. 

But the man is a genius at ginning up publicity.  He'll use it to increase his payday at a subsequent boxing match (or another exhibition--perhaps with mixed rules this time?  I could see him agreeing to something like kickboxing rules). 

02/01/2018 - 8:43pm Agreed. You should not even read a synopsis of A Serbian Film

unless you want to lose part of your humanity.  A Serbian Film is hors categorie.

When it comes to disturbing films, I prefer those that make me consider my own choices and my own life and my own philosophy for days to come.  Not infant . . ., no I'm not going there.

Where it comes to morally disturbing films, I thought both

  • Requiem for a Dream
  • Ex Machina

were both effective.  Disturbing at times, but for a very good cause. 

01/24/2018 - 6:01pm Now that the NBA wants 1% of all legal bets,

One cannot expect that refs will have any less influence on professional basketball . . . .

Hope this sort of corruption doesn't trickle down to college ball, too; it seems that over time pro corruption has a tendency to influence college ball.

01/18/2018 - 5:04pm Correct: It means Drevno stays.

Let's hope that means in the role of OL coach, so he can focus on improving the OL. 

Because playcalling responsibilities obviously detract from that . . . .

01/10/2018 - 4:41pm Soooo . . . Passing Game Coordinator, or Offensive Coordinator?

Hoping for latter, but former would fulfill the letter of the law. 

Until playcalling is streamlined, it's going to be difficult for the offense to get into a flow, or to call plays efficiently (to increase tempo), etc. 

 

 

12/29/2017 - 8:00pm Sounds like J'marick (sp?) Woods may push Metellus at S.

Fantastic interview.  I agree it's obvious Don Brown loves coaching, and loves his boys on D.  I wish all coaches interviewed like this.

11/30/2017 - 3:23pm Indeed. Does Bosa even start? Dude plays less than half OSU's

defensive snaps. 

Fuckin' joke.

11/25/2017 - 5:28pm I disagree: A competent but CORRUPT official also misses that.

And that's what generally happens. 

If it were mere incompetence, that would be one thing.  Outright corruption is quite another. 

And that is what we are dealing with.  Hence the impossible disparity in calls from season to season.

11/25/2017 - 4:20pm The Universe does not wish Michigan to win against OSU.

The Universe has found the most improbable ways of torturing Michigan fans in 13 of 14 years, from late season injuries to Michigan's QBs to ridiculous calls by partisan refs.

Today the Universe allowed OSU's starting QB to go down--so that a pass-happy backup for whom Michigan was unprepared could take over and put up 17 points in 1.5 quarters to win the game.

I don't know how many more tortures by the Cosmic Vivisector I can handle.

11/25/2017 - 4:17pm Ironically, the gameplan was excellent--until OSU's starting QB

went down with a knee injury. 

It soon became clear that the original gameplan, while excellent for bottling up the run-read options with J.T. Barrett, was ill-suited to the passing preferences of Haskins.

The original gameplan has probably been in the works since the offseason in preparation for this game.  Don Brown has been honing the D for OSU's tough running attack and questionable passing attack.

11/25/2017 - 4:06pm There was a time I thought it mattered whether it was a blowout

or an honorable loss. 

That it mattered whether the playcalling was good or bad.  

That it mattered whether the execution was solid or soft.

That it mattered whether refs called the game fairly or not.

It doesn't matter anymore.  13 losses in 14 years does not a rivalry make.

 

11/18/2017 - 4:58pm Allowing bouncing punt to go for TD was a low point.

Not sure what folks were waiting for, but those sorts of fuckups are momentum altering. 

Don't watch the ball bounce. 

11/18/2017 - 4:46pm That's how it looked to me, too:

Team played like they had the wind knocked of them once Peters went down.

On the upside, the team's surrender without Peters suggests the team is led by Peters when he's playing.  Bodes well for the future. 

11/18/2017 - 4:14pm Results were solid until 1st string QB went down.

I was pleased with how well the game was going, particularly against "the #1 Defense in the country." 

Sure, the refs took one touchdown which would have been nice to have--but M was mixing in some nice passing plays, and was moving the ball far, far better than Wisconsin.  Just check the yards at halftime.

After Peters was knocked out of the game, everything changed:  Momentum, effort, pass-catching, play-calling. 

The sobriety of players kneeling and watching Peters' fate was telling.  On the upside, it appears the team accepts Peters as a leader--which bodes well for the future.

11/18/2017 - 4:08pm Coaching results were solid until 1st string QB went down.

I was pleasantly surprised with how well the game was going.  Sure, the refs robbed M of one touchdown which would have been nice to have--but M was mixing in some nice passing plays, and was moving the ball far, far better than Wisconsin.

After Peters was knocked out of the game, everything changed.  Momentum, effort, pass-catching, play-calling, on D as well as O. 

When Peters didn't get up, it appeared M resigned itself to the inevitable. 

 

11/14/2017 - 8:45pm To judge is to compare.

As this post provides some helpful comparisons, I applaud it.  It's nice to get some perspective on where Michigan is, and where we hope they'll be.

11/13/2017 - 2:01am The Michigan Man ideal lives on in Tom Brady, whether or not

the University considers the moniker acceptable.  

With reflexes undimmed by time and fate, he fights on.  And he does so with class--with a seemingly genuine honesty and a nobility of spirit rarely seen in modern professional sports. 

So proud he's a Michigan Man. 

 

11/06/2017 - 1:03am A man can hope . . . .

And reversion to the OL mean would be a good start. 

10/26/2017 - 2:18am Hopefully . . . .

When it comes to OL, we've been saying this for years now. 

10/14/2017 - 4:39pm Yeah, unless the O can get some things going in the passing game

Penn State is going to give M the Sandusky treatment--at night, in a white out, under the lights, in a prime time slot, on national TV. 

I'm not sure how likely that is before next Saturday.  The O's difficulties are sobering:  line play (but thankfully M got back to its power run game today!), dropped balls on accurate passes, not noticing open receivers, etc. 

10/14/2017 - 4:26pm And as well as the D is coached and played, it is not possible

for the D to carry the team forever.  They are exhausted. 

They are going to need more assistance from the O than some (admittedly excellent) K. Higdon runs.