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10/18/2018 - 3:03pm This is so spot on. 

This is so spot on. 

10/18/2018 - 1:23pm Yeah, that just links the…

Yeah, that just links the same tweet from a Sparty Blog that I saw Sunday. 

10/18/2018 - 12:58pm TBH I thought that blog was…

TBH I thought that blog was reposting an old picture of it vandalized. That is the only picture on the internet too. Can anyone confirm that actually happened this past weekend? In the past there were other images, from other angles, and pictures of the cleanup...

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10/18/2018 - 10:57am ^^^Dear MGoCzar,

This is…

^^^Dear MGoCzar,

This is what terrifies Seth (and me, and should terrify you). These types of things happen 4 times a game for MSU, and they usually end in 7 points. You can outplay them all day, settle for FGs and all of a sudden you are only up 4 points with 10 seconds left and you are punting....

10/17/2018 - 1:47pm I just think it's ridiculous…

I just think it's ridiculous that it's supposed to elevate the hype of this game since they are ranked 24th. Had they been ranked 26th this week, would this game mean less? Had they lost to PSU, would this game mean less? If MSU loses to Michigan and every single game down the stretch, does this game mean less?

10/17/2018 - 12:36pm I think it's a nice win if…

I think it's a nice win if we win. MSU will be a 4-3 team with a couple losses to bad teams, and close games to bad teams. They will no longer be ranked (so is it really a win over a ranked team on the road?).

I think it's a huge loss if we lose. 

 

10/16/2018 - 1:31pm On the Mahmoud tweet:

 

On the Mahmoud tweet:

 

Replying to a tweet a month and a half later is....something.

10/15/2018 - 2:37pm My pessimism? 

MSU…

My pessimism? 

MSU destroyed any passion I had in this rivalry. I think it's laughable MSU still has an athletic department. I don't care about our record the past decade, MSU's knack to win games they shouldn't, Mark Dantonio's smug face, or any of the other things that pissed me off before. 

I see those colors, that logo, and all I can do is shake my head and ask how? Why? It's so much bigger than football, and I just cant get passionate enough over what in comparison is a silly game. 

There's my pessimism. 

10/15/2018 - 1:54pm Seemed like Milton was…

Seemed like Milton was SituationalQB1 but still may be QB4 on the depth chart. Maybe he passed Peters. Who knows. Here's to hoping we never find out! 

10/12/2018 - 4:13pm Haha! I didn't refresh the…

Haha! I didn't refresh the comments section to see if anyone had the same comment, my bad! 

10/12/2018 - 4:11pm Win will cause the haterz to…

Win will cause the haterz to say Wisconsin is not a good team.

Loss will cause the haterz to say Michigan can't beat good teams. 

10/12/2018 - 2:43pm This is beautiful, Seth.

This is beautiful, Seth.

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10/12/2018 - 2:40pm Plenty of time for Rogers…

Plenty of time for Rogers and the relationship with Michigan and Warriner is building finally.

Logan Brown is a Wisconsin fan.

Devontee Dobbs was a lot like Rogers, but Warriner came too late to make an impact. I get the feeling the program is prioritizing tackles over guard prospects too.

10/12/2018 - 8:49am This is the best map I have…

This is the best map I have come up with after reading Section 1's comment above, and trying to look on google maps.

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10/12/2018 - 8:24am So what's the difference…

So what's the difference between AAG&O and the UM Golf Course? I didn't realize it was split until this week.... Is it actually two different courses? Are both open to the public? Why is only one mentioned here? And where do you go for each? Do you enter AAG&O off Main St., and enter UMGC of State St.?

10/11/2018 - 10:24am They clarified that…

They clarified that statement afterwards saying that all reservations have been cancelled/refunded since the status is up in the air and they cannot promise those reserved spots. I'm guessing the decision won't be made until gameday.

I say plan for the golf course to be open, but also plan for the golf course to be closed.

10/10/2018 - 8:44am Come on OP, you left out the…

Come on OP, you left out the best part...
BABY WINGSPANS!

And what Jack said Bo would say of 6 new babies from the staff this year. 

10/09/2018 - 11:30am Your contributions to this…

Your contributions to this blog, and to my life as a fan of Michigan sports are too great to put into words. So many times I couldn't understand where I stood or how I felt about our programs and then you perfectly summed it up in a paragraph, a sentence, a word, or even a simple image. 

We are elated to have read your work, and completely crushed to see you go*. 

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*hopefully just for now!
10/09/2018 - 11:12am Harbaugh = clicks,…

Harbaugh = clicks, especially at that time. Michigan fans supply the clicks and and that article is STILL generating clicks from Michigan fans years later because we feel slighted. 

Betting Mark would write that article again if given the chance. 

10/05/2018 - 2:25pm Maryland has a pulse...

Maryland has a pulse...

10/03/2018 - 1:59pm FWIW I didn't down vote you…

FWIW I didn't down vote you. I appreciate you participating in the discussion, whether I agree or not.

I have no idea why we went so run heavy in the fourth quarter, while trailing. The first three quarters we were fairly productive against them on first down on the ground and thru the air. Are you mad we kept running? Or mad we kept running after it failed previously? I just went back and watched those first down runs. 

1st run out of shotgun, Gentry doesn't get out to the LB fast enough, and if he does Higdon is 15-20 yards downfield before he meets a safety.

2nd run out of pistol with Eubanks doing an h-back wham block. Looked like this might have been an RPO. If Higdon follows Eubanks to the hole it looks like the pass threat had the opposite safety flat footed at 6 yards. Instead he chooses the other hole and meets the safety not being optioned off.

3rd run was zone out of an ace pistol set, 7 v 7 in the box, and Runyan lost his block. 

4th run (1st and Goal from the 6) was a bad play call out of a goaline formation. Everyone executed there blocks well on an ISO play and Higdon meets a LB in the hole at the LOS. An outside zone run against the grain of the jet sweep fake probably gets the edge and a TD. RPS-1

It's not like we ran the same play, or out of the some look, and I'm pretty sure one was an RPO. 75% of them should have worked if executed properly, imo.

10/03/2018 - 11:14am Michigan is not as good as…

Michigan is not as good as they showed when they beat the brakes off Nebraska. But we CAN play that good.

Michigan is not as bad  as they showed when they squeaked by Northwestern. But we CAN play that bad. 

Michigan isn't a National Title contender, but is a B1G Championship contender. We were an inch from Indy just 2 seasons ago, and have every opportunity this year but we need to grow, and we are growing. 

10/03/2018 - 10:15am If you bash bash bash and…

If you bash bash bash and never acknowledge the other side of the argument, your argument is invalid imo. They teach you that when writing a 5-paragraph essay in elementary school...

You can be right, and loud, and be an asshole, and that is Marcus Ray.

Look at the 2nd offensive play against Northwestern. You could argue that it's the reason we ended up in a 17-0 hole. Harbaugh took the ball to go on a long drive and suck the air out of the building. Instead, going backward on 2nd and 5 stalled that drive and boosted Northwestern onwards. You can place blame on at least three different things and be 100% right, but without the whole picture you aren't doing anyone justice.

Playcalling
Argument: Got too cute. We won first down, so being conservative and getting 1-2 yards still keeps us ahead of the sticks. 
Counterpoint: Fans bitched about conservative 1st down, 1st drive, hand offs to Higdon that set downs on fire all year long. The end around is a good break of tendancy.
2nd Level: puts the end around on film and now that action allows us to have success on future iso plays as seen in Seth's Neck Sharpies.

Personnel
Argument: Ronnie Bell? When Ambry and DPJ are on the team?!
Counterpoint: Ronnie Bell is unexpected. Could have caught them thinking he was just a decoy. Another tendancy breaker fans have been clamoring for.

Execution
Argument: If Bell cuts upfield right on the handoff, he can get 3-5 yards and stay ahead of the sticks. 
Counterpoint: We don't know if he is coached to do that or not. Hard to expect a true freshman running his first live rep of this end around to have the best vision. Blame Harbaugh for Playcall/Personnel.

I mean this is how you argue. You don't pick your favorite and run with it. 

10/02/2018 - 2:02pm  On the last drive? Or the…

 On the last drive? Or the last TD drive? On the last drive I think it's hard to complain about the two instances, especially when we operated a 4 minute offense decently. 

On the last TD drive, we opened up the drive with a pass then ran everytime. The situation (us being behind) and our success passing on first down shouldn't have allowed for Northwestern to tee off against the run like they did, but idk how you argue with the results. 11 plays and burnt clock was a good strategy in this game. 

Idk, our goal wasn't to run into the back of our OL for 1 yard. Up until the 4th quarter, we only gained less than 3 yards on one first down run. 

10/02/2018 - 1:42pm 11/10 would agree

11/10 would agree

10/02/2018 - 11:42am Maryland - 100%
Wisconsin -…

Maryland - 100%
Wisconsin - 50%
MSU - 50%
PSU - 50%
Rutger - 100 %
Indiana - 100%
OSU - 45%

10/02/2018 - 8:28am Thanks for taking the time…

Thanks for taking the time to look at the plays and responding. I started this off as an mgoboard post, but it just got too long! Figured I'd give a place for people to continue to talk about both the good and bad play calling. There are definite opportunities to complain, but you look at three 2nd half drives that went 11 plays. Jack was talking on the podcast about Michigan killing them in 2nd half possession time on the podcast released this morning. I just think we did a lot of good on both sides of the ball after going down 17-0. 

10/01/2018 - 2:47pm Question on that Collins OOB…

Question on that Collins OOB play. He seemed to land heel-first, then the toe came down OOB. If we are going to review every frame of every catch, why does that not count as foot inbounds when a toe drag/tap constitutes a full foot inbounds?

10/01/2018 - 12:44pm I see (long haired) Sam from…

I see (long haired) Sam from GoT. 

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10/01/2018 - 11:12am https://twitter.com…

What on Earth does a ref have this look on his face for? 

10/01/2018 - 10:36am IMO, commercial breaks…

IMO, commercial breaks wouldn't be as bad if my twitter timeline wasn't filled with bitching about commercial breaks. And while commercial break, three-and-out, commercial break sucks, Michigan could help us out by not going three-and-out. And sometimes after consecutive three and outs you already need a cigarette. 

At the same time, football could use some tightening up. I believe the NFL has recently done a better job of this recently. IMO, college needs to strive to be shorter than an NFL game, even if the play clock stops after every first down. I've mentioned it before but soccer and college basketball are so enjoyable at 2-hours or less. Sitting there for nearly 4 hours with your nerves wrecked for a Michigan-Northwestern slugfest was exhausting to the point where I didn't have the energy to watch OSU/PSU after. 

09/27/2018 - 1:17pm No to official Mascot.

Hell…

No to official Mascot.

Hell yes to unofficial mascot!

09/27/2018 - 1:14pm No knee pads. Please escort…

No knee pads. Please escort that innocent player out of this advertisement. 

09/26/2018 - 12:37pm Or coaches look like a good…

Or coaches look like a good guy for doing so. Dabo could have waited one more week and screwed his guy over. Instead he is moving on to the next QB and he gave Bryant a shot at pursuing his dreams elsewhere.  

09/26/2018 - 12:33pm I don't see this as a big…

I don't see this as a big deal. Now he is going to miss the next 8 regular season games, the ACC Championship, and Bowl game. 10 games in total. Missing 10 Games (11 if they go to the Championship game) and ~340 days before playing for another school. In retrospect it's not much if any different as losing a job in camp and deciding to transfer. 

09/26/2018 - 9:41am Is the next counter just…

Is the next counter just following the wham block? Run Zone to the front side, Down G on the back and have Higdon follow Mason while the LBs flow the wrong way? On the play Nebraska blew up, it seems a run to the other side gets Higdon to the safties untouched again. 

09/25/2018 - 8:20am SEC, home of the 8 game…

SEC, home of the 8 game conference schedule and an FCS game. Why does the playoff committee let them get away with that?

09/24/2018 - 4:36pm The way I see things based…

The way I see things based on year to date results on the field:

Maryland > Northwestern > Nebraska.

If Neb was an 18 point spread, NW is a 10-13 point spread, then Maryland would be below that. 

09/24/2018 - 4:30pm I disagree. Ever play 21 on…

I disagree. Ever play 21 on the basketball court? If you "tip" someone, you reset their score. Jump-catch-and-shoot before you land back on the ground. If you ever accomplished this athletic feat, you would definitely agree that you possessed the ball at one point. 

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Here is a gif of the play. He even directs the 2nd throw away from the pursuit, which in my mind is a "football move". 

 

09/24/2018 - 4:16pm The replay shows the QB…

The replay shows the QB throw the ball forward a 2nd time. And a throw is a "football move" so isn't that possession right there, even if he never lands on the ground. 

Imagine a WR jumping in the air, catching and throwing the ball forward to a teammate before landing. If that isn't against to rules, then it should be. 

09/24/2018 - 3:55pm Pretty sure they were…

Pretty sure they were watching to replay for signs of concussion/whiplash. After the replay they pulled one of the kids off the field for a medical evaluation. 

09/24/2018 - 3:53pm FTFY

4: Chase Winovich (#1…

FTFY

4: Chase Winovich (#1 ND, #3 SMU), Devin Bush(#3 ND, #1 Nebraska), Rashan Gary(#2 WMU, #2 Nebraska), Karan Higdon (#1 WMU, #3 Nebraska)
2: Ambry Thomas (#2 ND), Rashan Gary(#2 WMU), Donovan Peoples-Jones(T1 SMU), Zach Gentry(T1 SMU), Josh Metellus(#2 SMU).
1: Devin Bush(#3 ND), Shea Patterson(#3 WMU)

 

When did Dr. Blitz clone Gary and Bush?

09/24/2018 - 2:23pm 100% agree mGrowOld. I don't…

100% agree mGrowOld. I don't get the insistence on looking ahead. By the time we play Wisconsin, the season will be half over! I'm not looking forward to that. I wouldn't say our performance to date has been consistent enough to project current form onto future outings either. And lastly, guessing how we will do in the Wisconsin game today would be using only 4 out of 6 possible data points that will be available to us during game week. Why dismiss 50% more data just to be the first to say "hey we have a shot"

 

09/24/2018 - 12:25pm Mash the 2016 and 2017 games…

Mash the 2016 and 2017 games together and that is what I expect. 

Close, low scoring, tight windows. In 2017 Hornibrook hit them. 2018 will come down to if Hornibrook or Shea hits more. Hopefully like the last two years, the home team wins!

09/24/2018 - 10:01am I would blame that more on…

I would blame that more on the types of ads that are being ran. As mentioned, cheeky mens underwear and oddly specific dating sites aren't going to generate many, if any, clicks. That seems to be user-wide, and not something targeted based on individual history. TBH those ads are borderline NSFW. 

09/24/2018 - 8:42am I'm just going to enjoy this…

I'm just going to enjoy this win. It was a lot of fun. 

09/22/2018 - 4:04pm Well that was fun!!

Well that was fun!!

09/22/2018 - 1:38pm **Insert Urban Meyer Eating…

**Insert Urban Meyer Eating Pizza**

09/22/2018 - 1:16pm Idk, idc. This is just fun! 

Idk, idc. This is just fun! 

09/22/2018 - 1:16pm That face said I quit. 

That face said I quit.