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10/13/2018 - 11:02pm +1, Funny
This was perhaps…

+1, Funny

This was perhaps the most complete offensive performance under Harbaugh and Hamilton. Michigan was efficient, explosive, and was able to vary their scheme over the course of the game based on the situation. It was creative, and it was brutal.

10/10/2018 - 4:55pm Much more concerned about…

Much more concerned about our rush defense vs. Wisconsin's rushing attack, especially with the number of injuries on our DLine...

10/07/2018 - 12:45pm What the statistics say is…

What the statistics say is that we lean to slightly favored in each game, but they should all be competitive and it's unlikely we'll escape from the stretch unscathed.

09/29/2018 - 8:07pm Winovich was held where was…

Winovich was held where was the fucking flag you bullshit refs???

09/29/2018 - 7:55pm It's the same ref each time…

It's the same ref each time making these insane calls against Michigan. Who is this asshole?

09/29/2018 - 7:33pm These refs are complete…

These refs are complete bullshit. Where is the hold??

09/17/2018 - 4:04pm Anyone who has shown over…

Anyone who has shown over half of their offense at this time in the year has a small playbook.

There are only so many plays that can go in the gameplan for a given week.

09/09/2018 - 2:51am "fumbled"
i mean yes it was…


i mean yes it was a fumble but it was clearly OOB

they got robbed by the refs

09/08/2018 - 11:22pm Wimbush also threw three…

Wimbush also threw three picks against Ball State while he was dropping dimes against Michigan

It's called variance

Edit: this post was meant to be a response to the troll but I think the parent post was deleted

09/06/2018 - 7:01pm There wasn't enough time on…

There wasn't enough time on the clock to run beast mode 3 times.

The debate is (pass, run, run) vs (run, run) and between those two options (pass, run, run) is more mathematically likely to lead to a win (both choices are likely to result in a W but attempting the free pass play first increases the odds in your favor further).

A good question is why did Belichick decide not to call the time out?

09/06/2018 - 3:00pm Mathematically, no.

Mathematically, no.

The question is whether to run 3 plays (pass, run, run) or two plays (run, run).

Interceptions happen less than 1% of the time at that down and distance.

The odds of winning the game are high for Seattle either way, but they're highest when calling the 'free' pass play.

The loss was not due to the playcall, it was due to Malcolm Butler making one hell of a football play.

09/03/2018 - 12:29pm The young guys aren't…

The young guys aren't developing, Fire Warriner!!!


09/02/2018 - 2:27pm What do you expect Jim to…

What do you expect Jim to say here, exactly?

"Yeah we're really disappointed that Runyan didn't get it done tonight."

Do you really expect to hear him say that in press conference? Really?

Some people on this blog are so damn dumb.

09/02/2018 - 1:17pm I don't know any playcalls…

I don't know any playcalls that make up for the fact that you 1) can't pass block, and 2) apparently can't run block either.

09/01/2018 - 2:35pm This should be obvious to…

This should be obvious to everyone but for some reason it isn't.

08/30/2018 - 7:36pm New Gameday Sign: "Google…

New Gameday Sign: "Google Jeffrey Wadsworth Resignation Letter"

08/30/2018 - 7:31pm Congratulations Wilton!!!

Congratulations Wilton!!!

As recently as a few weeks ago, the media were (rather, weren't) talking about him as if he wasn't even in the race.

08/15/2018 - 9:20am As an engineer, this article…

As an engineer, this article makes me like Hackett even more than I already did.

The fact that Wall Street investment types don't seem to grok him is just icing on the cake. :)

08/12/2018 - 5:10pm A real piano is high on my…

A real piano is high on my list as well, Kalil.

Go Blue!

08/01/2018 - 11:37pm Meyer was reportedly…

Meyer was reportedly extremely close with Earle Bruce before Bruce passed away in April.

08/01/2018 - 6:25pm Not very often.
To my…

Not very often.

To my knowledge, this is almost always a precursor to a resignation or firing.

06/24/2018 - 2:23pm Actually, no it isn't. I…

Actually, no it isn't. I wonder, do you have a degree in mathematics or statistics? I do, so let me explain the value of starzzz to you:

Starzzzz are not the most accurate tool available for evaluating an individual recruit; not even close. Talent evaluation by people who know what they are looking at (division I coaches, for example) is the most accurate tool. It's not a perfect tool -- no tool is perfect, but it is far and away more detailed and deep than some recruiting industry once-highschool-assistant-coach-or-something analyst who fires off quick and lazy evaluations of as many kids as he possibly can.

Star rankings are simply the best tool that is available to general audiences (i.e. morons on blogs like you), but that doesn't mean they are a good predictor. If you had any degree of statistical literacy, you would understand that a star ranking has no predictive value for any individual kid. It does have predictive value when taking a sufficiently sized random sample of division I recruits at a certain star ranking, then you can expect a certain range to be NFL draft picks.

Even looking at the class in the aggregate is /not a sufficiently random sample to apply star rankings and gain accurate predictions/. The University of Michigan class contains only recruits who were offered by the University of Michigan coaching staff. It contains only recruits that were heavily interviewed and scouted by the University of Michigan coaching staff, and then offered. These kids won't be coached by random division I coaches, they won't be in random division I nutrition and S&C programs. These are confounding variables that make the sample completely non-random.

You can't use starzzz to predict the success of a kid, because statistics doesn't work that way. A single kid isn't a meaningful sample. You can try to use them to predict the success of a class, but a class isn't a random sample.

P.S. Get off the blog already. You are 1) a complete bitch, 2) obnoxious, 3) you have a complete mismatch between your level of confident and your actual intelligence, 4) you're honestly garbage, and 5) I'd be shocked if your own mom even likes you. Get off the blog already, goddamn.

05/31/2018 - 11:09am I predict we go 9-3 and our

I predict we go 9-3 and our idiot fanbase loses its mind and starts calling for Harbaugh's head.

05/27/2018 - 3:56pm Just watched the finish and

Just watched the finish and was cheering for Will Power because of the name. Had no idea Quinton Washington was on that team.

Go Blue.

05/17/2018 - 12:27am Suuuper premature.
I'm all

Suuuper premature.

I'm all in for Shea (although I feel comfortable also if BP or DM has to play some snaps) but let's see him out there running around in a winged helmet before we start awarding trophies.

Go Blue.

04/23/2018 - 12:34am To my knowledge he is a

To my knowledge he is a student in good standing at the university.

04/18/2018 - 8:47am I believe the issue generally

I believe the issue generally is not that questions were football related questions, but rather that they were just bad questions.

04/16/2018 - 7:05pm No it's not tough to argue.

No it's not tough to argue. You looked like idiots at the time and with the benefit of hindsight you still look like idiots today.

You're going to look like idiots when you start calling for Coach Harbaugh's head when we don't win the Big Ten this season, too.

04/13/2018 - 2:42pm This will be a brutal season.

This will be a brutal season. The team will be very talented, particularly if Shea is eligible to run the offense and if we can find a tackle to protect him.

However the strength of schedule is absolutely brutal. I'm predicting a 9 win season and more moping, uninformed bitching, and general obnoxiousness from fans.

04/13/2018 - 9:34am Isn't it amazing how the

Isn't it amazing how the decisions of the coaches seem to make a lot more sense when we aren't operating with only 2% of the information that they have? That's a lesson that many posters here would do well to keep in mind....

04/13/2018 - 9:32am Also he's correct that Nick

Also he's correct that Nick Baumgardner doesn't know much of anything about Football.

He literally just reads this blog and then adds a little more "Michigan must do better" spin to it. Also his editors at Mlive were trash and frankly I don't think he's particularly intelligent or a good writer to begin with.

04/12/2018 - 1:45am I enjoy these threads where

I enjoy these threads where you report neat facts. Thank you for researching this stuff.

04/03/2018 - 9:39pm Can he play Offensive Tackle

Can he play Offensive Tackle though? Hmmm, maybe 125 is a little light...

04/03/2018 - 12:08am You think he has absolutely

You think he has absolutely reached his college ceiling?

Guy can get his degree and get one more year having the experience of his lifetime. Then he can go make loads of money and never have to ask himself "what if I had stayed?"

03/31/2018 - 9:17pm I'm rooting for overtime

I'm rooting for overtime

03/25/2018 - 8:07pm If you look at the advanced

If you look at the advanced stats then whoever emerges from the right side of the bracket will be heavily favored.

However if you filter the advanced stats to include only games played on or after Feb 7th....


03/25/2018 - 7:54pm Even though this tanked my

Even though this tanked my bracket from 98th percentile to 78th percentile, Duke losing is a joyous occasion.


03/22/2018 - 12:07am Looks great without the

Looks great without the patch. That number is special enough, it doesn't need anything else. He will wear it well.

03/21/2018 - 1:51pm Thank you for sharing this!

Thank you for sharing this! Take my +1

03/21/2018 - 1:32pm Love that this thread exists

Love that this thread exists here #MichiganDifference. I was scraping possession data for NCAA hoops games from a couple years ago but they made some changes to their website which broke my method and I haven't bothered fixing it.

I am very curious to learn if there is any free possession level data that is available, since my understanding (as of the last time I looked, which was a couple years ago) was that you had to pay for it.

03/17/2018 - 11:53am I'm not so sure UMBC could do

I'm not so sure UMBC could do that again on any given night.

On so many possessions in that game, UMBC took awful shots but the ball just kept going in.

Not only were they lucky with low percentage circus layups, but they also shot 50% from downtown which means their team average for the game was higher than any of thir individual averages for the entire season. Meanwhile UVA shot 18% from downtown.

03/09/2018 - 11:48pm lol ok

lol ok

03/07/2018 - 11:49pm Yeah it's definitely a matter

Yeah it's definitely a matter of when, not if.

03/06/2018 - 4:13pm This is my new favorite post.

This is my new favorite post. Thanks for the laughs, please don't ever change.

03/04/2018 - 6:43pm POS


03/04/2018 - 1:44am The second game, even though

The second game, even though M lost, was one of the most outstanding games of basketball I've ever watched.

02/28/2018 - 10:59pm I'd like to watch the BTT at

I'd like to watch the BTT at work tomorrow, which is why I'm posting my verification code 014842... thanks!

02/27/2018 - 2:15pm There was no sham department

There was no sham department at UNC. There was a sham course within a department. I knew students that took AFAM courses and had to work their asses off. They were more pissed than anyone else about the scandal, because they worked their asses off just for future employers to say "Oh, you were in the AFAM department at UNC? LOL"

02/26/2018 - 11:23pm This is why we can't have

This is why we can't have nice things.

02/24/2018 - 12:38pm 5/7 from downtown so

5/7 from downtown so far.

It's /definitely/ because of the glasses.