|01/23/2019 - 9:25am||I'm not an elite player and…||
I'm not an elite player and not in his position. I wish him the best, but the fan in me is disappointed. I didn't say I blame him or that he has made a terrible decision, it's the side of me that can't overlook the emotional connection I have to wanting to see Michigan win games. Would Michigan have won with him out there in the Peach Bowl? Hard to tell.
If I'm remembering correctly, Bo said something about Michigan being a place where you played for the team, and you would never do that again after Michigan. You'll play for a contract in the pros.
It's hard to blame him based on economics, it's hard to accept decisions from the fan perspective.
|12/03/2018 - 9:58am||I live in Florida and all…||
I live in Florida and all their trashy fans are talking about how big a game this is for them. I see the writing on the wall, Michigan doesn't want this game and Florida feels this is their chance for momentum. Folks, it could be ugly. The only saving grace is that Florida is going to put up 62 or some crazy offensive numbers, that's just not where they are at yet.
I don't want to hear about Florida football being back for the next year...please Michigan, win the game...
|12/03/2018 - 9:51am||I'll support this only if…||
I'll support this only if they are buried or behind some sort of click to enter disclaimer. I don't think my weak emotional state is ready for this yet.
|12/03/2018 - 9:49am||I'd pay a lot to have the…||
I'd pay a lot to have the app back.
|11/24/2018 - 8:07pm||I’m sure this isn’t a…||
I’m sure this isn’t a popular opinion, but I think every single player who has the eligibility to come back should. This includes Patterson, who although talented, is in no way ready to play in the pros. He is fun to watch and a college talent, but his accuracy today was awful and this isn’t something that has been a strong suit consistently this season.
Harbaugh frustrates me. I’m not advocating firing him, but he can’t seem to get a rhythm offensively. I believe he was calling many of the plays today and there was some real head scratchers early on.
Im not sure any defense could stop Ohio State today. They don’t play this well against Maryland or Purdue because they are largely unmotivated for those games. Michigan they pay attention to. We are their little brother and we did a lot of talking this season. Sometimes you eat crow. Today we did. Don Brown is a mastermind, but he was way off today. My guess is this game haunts him for a year and he develops something more coherent for next season.
My rambles, neg away. We are all in bad moods and should be.
|11/04/2018 - 7:43am||I think the committee would…||
I think the committee would be crazy to not select Michigan if our only loss was week one against another top 4 team. Our schedule is stronger than almost anyone in the nation, our fan base is huge (don’t tell me money doesn’t play a factor), and we would have 12 consecutive wins. The SEC bias is big, but in no way would it be that big.
|11/03/2018 - 7:19pm||I think this is the best…||
I think this is the best team Michigan has had since 2006. I think Harbaugh has his team, has found an identity, and the running into the line was just to beat the pulp out of Penn State. I would have loved a blow out sooner, but no one can say this was not dominating. This team is so fun to watch and the Don Brown defense is the best I’ve ever watched. End of extremely happy rant!
|10/31/2018 - 8:29pm||I’m 31 and my wife is 27…||
I’m 31 and my wife is 27. She is not s big football fan, but she understands that this is my one indulgence for time. I missed one game last year and that was my choice. I preferred to go on a cruise than see the Ohio State game. I still believe that game didn’t happen.
I do make a lot of compromises and give her most weekends other than Michigan football ones. The bye week is hers and I try to do something special like go away for the weekend or something.
|10/27/2018 - 8:04pm||Uh, you know what was set up…||
Uh, you know what was set up, a 21-7 loss you punks. Engler is flat out an idiot, the only person who would attempt to defend a school of enablers is a shit human.
He called out Devin Bush, why in the hell would he want to do that? Because he’s trash
|10/22/2018 - 6:20am||I agree with everything you…||
I agree with everything you said. Mork also gets people to talk about the pregame antics rather than his pathetic team and their ineffective play.
I have zero issue with what Bush did in the context of what was happening. I’m so glad that no one apologized for this because there’s nothing to be sorry about.
|10/21/2018 - 7:57am||This is one of the most…||
This is one of the most wonderful things I’ve seen. They went full melt down on each other, Spartan tears are sweet, Ohio tears are just as amazing. Love it.
|10/20/2018 - 8:32pm||Don’t worry... couches are…||
Don’t worry... couches are ablaze...
|10/20/2018 - 6:45pm||Blaha...cause that’s a good…||
Blaha...cause that’s a good source. Spartan pussy
|10/20/2018 - 6:24pm||Anyone who is mad so shut up…||
Anyone who is mad so shut up...MSU tried to piss us off, they did, and it came out poorly for them. Fuck MSU.
|10/20/2018 - 6:17pm||They did. Score was 21-7. …||
They did. Score was 21-7. Yardage was 395 to 94.
|10/20/2018 - 5:48pm||For you bleeding hearts…||
For you bleeding hearts...remember that a couple years ago after an event by a punter that hasn’t happened to any team since, they walked out yelling “wear are the Michigan fans now”...fuck Sparty. And fuck you for caring about their damn feelings.
|10/20/2018 - 5:41pm||He can say whatever he wants…||
He can say whatever he wants. He played the game to back it up, but...I hate giving anything to Mork.
You know what, fuck me, I’m gonna neg myself for that...Go Blue! I don’t give a shit about Michigan State and their feelings.
|10/20/2018 - 5:37pm||So, I was doubting the 90…||
So, I was doubting the 90 years stat, then I looked. Michigan had 99 yards of penalities, MSU had 94 yards of offense. Mork, you can’t just excuse the fact that your team sucks...
|10/20/2018 - 5:28pm||I resisted posting during…||
I resisted posting during the game because I knew that my temporary emotion was dumb. Any victory against MSU is a good win. This folks was domination. To criticize the coaches would be a poor choice. MSU scores a TD because Evans fumbled on the 6. Other than that, no movement. The mistakes today, and there were some, were typically bad reads or mistakes by the players. I’m not ripping the players, they made far more plays than MSU, but they did make errors that cost points.
Harbaugh is a good coach, people who want to fire him are just dumb.
|10/20/2018 - 12:57pm||The only thing that keeps me…||
The only thing that keeps me from being angry is the chance that this give Brown time to make any small adjustments. I hope it takes some of the juice out of State, but I’m not sure that’s going to happen.
|10/15/2018 - 11:52am||Great, another comment that…||
Great, another comment that State can use for disrespekt...
|10/13/2018 - 11:14pm||People can say what they…||
People can say what they want, but this was Harbaugh’s middle finger to the world. He may say he doesn’t hear the criticism and complaints, but he has to be aware. This was a redemption game for him and the players.
Teams aren’t supposed to be able to run on Wisconsin, but Michigan did with success. Don Brown made adjustments and totally stopped the run game of the Badgers. This was a statement.
I’m not sure there is any realistic complaint any fan can imagine after this game. What will be telling to me now is enjoying tonight and moving onto one of the biggest rivalry games of the year next week.
|10/13/2018 - 10:20pm||This OL is borderline good…||
This OL is borderline good...let that sink in.
|10/13/2018 - 9:44pm||I went ape in my living room…||
I went ape in my living room. Tackling is somehow not holding.
|10/07/2018 - 12:29pm||Exactly. Had a guy…||
Exactly. Had a guy complaining about everything yesterday. Every flag was going to be on us before the official made any announcement. Every formation meant that Michigan was going to run, and surprise, when we didn’t he just said “guess Harbaugh decided to coach this week”. Then when the Alabama score flashed he complained that we weren’t Alabama. Man, it’s annoying to be a Michigan fan sometimes, some people make us look bad.
|10/07/2018 - 8:43am||1. It wasn’t late, so it…||
1. It wasn’t late, so it shouldn’t have been roughing the passer. In real time, it was a split second after the ball was throw.
2. His primary contact was to the chest and his arms were in front of him. His face mask made contact with the player, but his arms extended as he pushed the player to the turf. There are similarities to this play and the call on Hudson a few weeks back. This wasn’t targeting according to my interpretation, but the officials have no idea what targeting is either.
3. I believe that flag was thrown because of how hard the hit was and because Hill laid on the ground for a few seconds. Aggressive defenses are going to have a call like that from time to time. This shouldn’t have been a call, but I’d rather have a guy like Bush flying around than developing a passive attitude.
|10/06/2018 - 10:39am||NW didn’t outcoach us. Sorry…||
NW didn’t outcoach us. Sorry that you think so. The second half statistics tell a story. Yardage, points, time of possession, etc all day that Michigan made more adjustments, and they were successful, than NW made. That’s smart coaching, and let’s give credit here to the players, who also adjusted and performed well.
ND looks great, but I don’t think they have much of a schedule to fear either. Sometimes teams play poorly, it’s life.
|10/05/2018 - 7:35pm||Our coaches have assembled a…||
Our coaches have assembled a great defense and haven’t “outcoached” anyone. Ok, sure.
Who has outcoached us? ND with their prayers that were answered on every Wimbush pass? NW with Fitzgerald who forgot how to use timeouts?
|10/03/2018 - 10:03pm||This is exactly how I feel…||
This is exactly how I feel. Finebaum, the total and complete ass that he is, said today that Harbaugh is the biggest coaching disappointment. He went on to say that Harbaugh will probably have a pretty good record this season. Tell me this, what’s the most important statistic and judge of a coach and their performance (from a purely football perspective)? I’d argue wins and losses, a good record doesn’t lead to a disappointment. Finebaum of course referenced last weeks game as being “unwatchable” because it was such bad football. Clearly he missed the MOON game.
|10/02/2018 - 5:15pm||Baumgardner is by no means a…||
Baumgardner is by no means a football guru and I find his writing to be very shallow, but the criticism of Harbaughs offense is such a common thread amongst members of the blog. I’m in no way saying everyone is negative, but there are many who do this.
First, Harbaugh’s offense is “pro-style”, but I don’t personally find it to be something where I think it is too complex for the players he has. The players aren’t running around like they are confused, players aren’t throwing their hands up like they ran wrong routes, nor are the results poor. Michigan is moving the football and running well. Shea has made plays, Karan is having a good year, there’s WR participation in the game plan, and TE are generally having a good year. So, the too complex part is really hard for me to grasp. Last year was simplified offense with backup QBs it was predicatable and not successful against good teams
Second, who are we comparing ourselves to? Ohio State is a better team on paper than Michigan. They have better dudes on the offensive side of the ball. They aren’t unbeatable, but they are better at the moment. Penn State has benefited from having a once a decade talent at QB and last season having a once every few decades player at RB. It wasn’t that long ago they didn’t have anything. Wisconsin runs the football. They have a giant line, but Hornibrook is not a great QB. So, who are we comparing ourselves to?
Third, last week was an overall challenging game. The week before was heralded as great and Harbaugh was a great coach. I get many would disagree, but is it so bad to coach to a win? I don’t think Harbaugh looked at last week and said “wow, that was great execution”, he essentially coached to win, and it worked. It’s like a pitcher who doesn’t have his A game and has to grind to get a win. The NW game was a combination of Michigan playing average to bad at times and a NW team in their Super Bowl game. It was a game coached to a win, this happens in the NFL all the time.
Lastly, the playcalling at times is confusing. I’ll grant that, but I do think a huge part of that is trying to establish an identity time will tell if that is wise, but I’m going to defer to Harbaugh. Let’s not forget, he could lose games, get fired, and pick up a job in the same week. You may think that is stupid, but it’s most likely accurate.
Just my 2 centavos.
|09/30/2018 - 8:59am||The point you make about…||
The point you make about Maryland coming in off a bye week is very good. Today, NW has a scheme early that worked against this defense. Maryland will have a good scheme, and if they execute it will be close early. I fully expect Michigan to win next Saturday, but that coming in off a bye week cannot be ignored.
|09/29/2018 - 10:32pm||You’re right, the coaches…||
You’re right, the coaches need to get the team fired up for the game, but let’s give NW some credit. Clearly they were emotionally ready to play one of the biggest games of their season. It seems that we forget that for some teams, playing Michigan and beating them would be a highlight for a season. Think of it this way, NW wins and this is probably their biggest moment of the year. Michigan wins and the fans complain it wasn’t by 3 scores. It’s perspective, and I don’t think we can totally ignore that.
|09/29/2018 - 8:47pm||You mean, outcoached…||
You mean, outcoached Fitzgerald...there, fixed it for you
|09/29/2018 - 8:28pm||Listen, we can say that it…||
Listen, we can say that it was a terrible first half because it clearly was. We can complain about the play calling because it wasn’t good, especially the first half. Yet, Harbaugh and Don Brown orchestrate a win. I’m so confused as to why Michigan fans complain so much.
Lets think about this, northwestern comes off a bye week, has a star player retire early in the week, and is at home in what amounts to their Super Bowl. This clearly is an excuse, but it did play a role in the game. We escaped with a win, the coaches now have a moment to say “this is what happens when you don’t come out sharp”. Why don’t we just give some credit to the coaches and players? Be happy with the win and bitch tomorrow about how ugly it was. If there is such a thing as a ugly win, I believe every win is important.
|09/29/2018 - 8:14pm||Shut up. No one wants to…||
Shut up. No one wants to hear it
|09/29/2018 - 8:13pm||Complain all you want, but a…||
Complain all you want, but a win is all I care about. Let me enjoy it!
|09/23/2018 - 4:00pm||Clearly Nebraska was the…||
Clearly Nebraska was the best game so far. Nebraska may not be good, but they have more skill than any of our other victories and Michigan negated any skill they had so quickly. It felt good to have some very low pressure football halfway through the first quarter. Seems that it has been a long time since we had such a dominate outing against anyone (although 2016 wasn’t that long ago I suppose).
|09/17/2018 - 6:13pm||I live in Florida where…||
I live in Florida where people have to drink water constantly so as to not become dehydrated. Obviously summer months are far worse for people.
The most obvious issue I see is whenever I go to Disney World and see people on vacation and totally unprepared for the heat. Disney charges 3.25 for a 16 or 20 oz water, but you can go to any quick serve restaurant and get a free cup of water. Not to mention the numerous drinking fountains. You also can bring in sealed bottles or empty refillable bottles.
I get the university doesn’t want alcohol brought in and doesn’t want to test each container, but why not lower the price of the bottles and offer tap water to people for free?
I also think that some folks need to exercise some sense too. If it’s hot, don’t drink so much alcohol, make sure you drink water before the game, and plan on buying a water bottle. I hate to be the bad guy, but you paid some money to go to the stadium, park your car, eat food, etc, shouldn’t there be some responsibility to pay money to keep yourself alive too?
I think there’s probably some blame on each party here, but I don’t think I would go so far as saying the university openly doesn’t care about people’s health.
|09/17/2018 - 9:23am||Agreed! If no one keeps the…||
Agreed! If no one keeps the officiating accountable than what is to stop terrible calls from happening. I hate to bring this up, but we are one defender short for the first half this week because of a terrible interpretation of the targeting rule. There needs to be an ability to file a complaint on things like this. Every job has to have some accountability to a higher supervisor, when the refs are wrong, there should be a chance to reverse the decision, even if it isn't in game. Hudson is going to suffer because of a terrible call. This may affect the defense and sure as heck affects the player. Yet, I'd place a hefty sum of money that the officials are unpenalized and out there screwing over a Sun Belt team this week.
|09/15/2018 - 10:26pm||Agree with this. There’s a…||
Agree with this. There’s a huge difference with aggressive and unnecessary vs. happening in the midst of a play. The other thing I would love addressed is the ejection in the second half affecting the next game. I’d get it if it was some crazy ass brawl at the end of the game, but middle of the third quarter, come on, what at that point is being enforced. The player is ejected for the game.
|09/15/2018 - 7:52pm||Seems like Harbaughs…||
Seems like Harbaughs mentality is always to muscle up to beat teams like this. Seems like so many fans hate this approach, but the intentional design of not giving too much away was evident.
|09/15/2018 - 7:47pm||So much can happen in two…||
So much can happen in two months. So glad you aren’t a player or coach with your sterling attitude.
|09/15/2018 - 7:45pm||This is seriously how I feel…||
This is seriously how I feel. I’d much rather have a 25 point win than a one possession nail biter like last year.
We are a better team offensively. Let’s remember that Higdon didn’t play, Michigan scored often, and the pass protection was better (I didn’t say good or great, I said better). I hate reading posts about how we are going to get killed by Ohio State, predicting records, and overall acting like we lost. Man it’s annoying to not be able to enjoy a win.
Perspective like this matters.
|09/15/2018 - 7:25pm||The officiating was terrible…||
The officiating was terrible, so instead of being so disappointed in the team, I’m going to throw this game up to poor refs and an underwhelming opponent.
Some of the PI calls weren’t catchable passes, yet instead of picking up the flag they gave first downs to SMU. It was a shit show out there.
|09/15/2018 - 12:48pm||Troy’s coach must have said…||
Troy’s coach must have said a magic word because that was extremely poor officiating otherwise.
Also, Nebraska is bad. I want Michigan to beat them...badly.
|09/11/2018 - 2:57pm||I don't disagree at all. So…||
I don't disagree at all. So close to the Cup, but I've got a good feeling this year. 25 days to Hockey.
|09/11/2018 - 2:21pm||This year could be the year…||
This year could be the year for the Bolts and if so, I think we would all agree that it would be the team he built, even if he wasn't the one in the GM seat.
|09/11/2018 - 2:17pm||This is what I hear from…||
This is what I hear from every fan of the Wings.
|09/11/2018 - 2:14pm||As a Bolts fan, this is a…||
As a Bolts fan, this is a kick in the nuts. Hopefully he and his family are ok. If it's simply to go back to the Wings then that is incredible. I'd have to think that if he was leaving to go to the Wings that there would be a lot of rumblings in Detroit, seeing that Ken Holland is still employed...as far as we know.
|09/11/2018 - 9:59am||What concerns me about this…||
What concerns me about this week is giving away too much on film. I don’t like adopting the “scrimmage” mentality, nor do I think Michigan is going to be the sling it down the field type team. Do the same thing as they did last week. Dominate all aspects of the game, keep a rhythm, win, and then focus on Nebraska. Let’s not get too crazy here, win this week, then focus on the rest. If they want reps for the passing game wouldn’t it be better to do that in practice against our own defense, rather than give film to opponents?