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10/21/2018 - 12:19am A mediocre to decent coach…

A mediocre to decent coach don't win multiple national championships.

10/21/2018 - 12:06am They lost their DB coach,…

They lost their DB coach, Kerry Coombs, to the NFL when Mike Vrabel hired him to coach his DBs. Coombs is a bigger loss because he has developed NFL DBs like Lattimore, Ward, Conley, Hooker, Bell, etc.

I remain unimpressed with their LB coach who has been bad. The only good coaches on the defensive side is the DL coach, Larry Johnson. Larry Johnson is a great DL coach who can identify and develop NFL talent.

10/18/2018 - 8:11pm Well typically OL coach are…

Well typically OL coach are run game coordinator which in this case, Warriner is it. NFL OL coach is the run game coordinator so I have to imagine that Harbaugh allowed Warriner a huge leeway on designing run plays.

10/18/2018 - 8:10pm We'll have to see in pass…

We'll have to see in pass pro against actual pass rusher because the only time he faced one was ND and it was bad.

JBB might need to move to OG if he were to have a chance but that's a different position that he's used to playing.

OSU game will be telling because they have elite athletes lining up across him and we'll see how he'll fare against Chase Young.

10/17/2018 - 8:24pm Also ignoring the fact that…

Also ignoring the fact that Gary has freakish athleticism at his size which means that size shouldn't matter at this point. The biggest problem with Gary is he lacks the pass rush moves and countermoves to be effective. Watch both Winovich and Gary and you'll see a stark difference in ways they use pass rush. Winovich wins with his moves and countermoves while Gary has one move and doesn't have a pass rush plan to set up the OT.

This is part of the reason why NFL are looking at him as a 3T because it removes the need to utilize pass rush moves and his explosive 1st step will cause problem against the IOL.

10/17/2018 - 8:18pm It's a deep DL class. NFL…

It's a deep DL class. NFL are looking at him as a DT. I know some has him as the 7th best DL in the draft which speak to how deep it is. It's a great year to be looking for DL at both edge and DT positions. Gary will be drafted at 1st round because of his physical gifts. Ultimately, it'll be his medical evaluation that will determine where he'll be drafted so better hope that his shoulder is okay or he'll be a draft day fall.

10/17/2018 - 8:12pm One thing that played into…

One thing that played into Michigan's favor is Chryst refusal to give the ball to Taylor more. I just don't understand why he refused to give one of the best RB in the country the ball. They took him out of the game quite a few times which is puzzling considering he has gashed Michigan repeatedly with his strong running. If Wisconsin stuck with him, it would've been more of a game but still be a Michigan win in the end anyway because Hornibrook is awful.

10/17/2018 - 4:42pm Shea isn't going to be a 1st…

Shea isn't going to be a 1st round pick. Only two who are locks to be a 1st round picks are Herbert from Oregon and Haskins from OSU. Drew Lock could be in it but he has been too inconsistent. Patterson isn't anywhere near top 5 which means he wasn't being looked at as a potential 1st round pick. Everything I've heard points to him being a day 3 pick

10/17/2018 - 11:45am Wisconsin was out half of…

Wisconsin was out half of the defensive starters against Michigan especially the DEs. Yes, Michigan was supposed to win big because they were a double digits favorite to win this game.

MSU is expected to be closer. They still have a strong run defense though they have allowed a couple of big runs. If Michigan offense were to be successful, it has to go through the air.

Dantonio will pull out a couple of goofy plays that he saved for the Michigan game that might result in a touchdown like they did last year with the misdirection play.

Whether if MSU beat PSU or not, Michigan wouldn't (and shouldn't) be sleeping on MSU considering they lost to them 8 out of 10 times.

10/17/2018 - 9:54am Everything I've heard about…

Everything I've heard about Jayru has been positive. He has been 100% clean since his last arrest and was a team leader at Garden City and Ferris. D1 schools showed interest but were ultimately deterred by his past arrest especially with the DV in his record.

10/15/2018 - 9:13pm Michigan is technically out…

Michigan is technically out of spot for the current recruiting class but JB continues to recruit 2019 kids so take it FWIW.

Bajema took Girard's spot the moment he committed to Michigan and Bajema is a better player.

10/15/2018 - 8:57pm Especially with Greedy…

Especially with Greedy Williams being looked at as a 1st round pick. Delpit is a potential 1st round pick in 2020 draft. The funny thing is the other CB, Kristian Fulton might end up as the best CB of the bunch and is getting serious notice by the NFL people.

LSU is loaded at the secondary which is why they shut down UGA passing attack.

10/11/2018 - 10:23pm Want to go with tempo…

Want to go with tempo instead?

2017: Bama (normal) vs. Georgia (normal)

2016: Bama (normal) vs. Clemson (tempo)

2015: Bama (normal) vs. Clemson (tempo)

2014: Oregon (tempo) vs. OSU (tempo)

2013: FSU (normal) vs. Auburn (tempo)

2012: Alabama (normal) vs. ND (normalish/tempoish)

2011: Alabama (normal) vs. LSU (normal)

2010: Auburn (tempo) vs. Oregon (tempo)

That's basically half of the teams playing in the championship in this decade. Current top 4 teams have two teams who play tempo.

I'm not sure I'm seeing your point because huddled pro-style offensive certainly isn't the best way to contend for the championship

10/11/2018 - 2:08pm Underwhelming? OSU has Chase…

Underwhelming? OSU has Chase Young and Dre'Mont Jones. Chase Young is on the early list for a 1st round pick for 2020 draft and Dre'Mont Jones has been playing well to the point where he has improved his draft stock to possibly on day 1 but day 2 seems likely considering his athleticism and pass rush skills.

OSU is the team to fear the most because their DL is elite.

10/11/2018 - 2:04pm Sack rate aren't necessarily…

Sack rate aren't necessarily on the OL. It could be on the QB for holding onto the ball too long or the WRs/RBs/TEs failing to get open or there's a free rusher that is more than the OL is capable of blocking one on one or on the QB for failing to gain proper depth in drop back or etc. There are numerous factors that goes into determining on how well the pass block unit than just sack/pressure rate. Does it tell a story? Yes, but it doesn't tell the whole story about the OL as whole.

10/10/2018 - 10:59pm The OL coach are also the…

The OL coach are also the run game coordinator because the blocking scheme has to sync up to the overall offense so OL coach has to work with the OC in order to make the scheme successful.

Not sure if it's true with Harbaugh but I know for a fact that the NFL does it quite often which is why a good OL coach is just as important as having a good coordinator especially when you consider the lack of quality OL in the league.

10/10/2018 - 10:52pm Let's look at the recent…

Let's look at the recent National Championship games:

2017: Bama (spread option) vs. Georgia (pro-style)

2016: Bama (spread option) vs. Clemson (spread option)

2015: Bama (spread option) vs. Clemson (spread option)

2014: Oregon (spread option) vs. OSU (spread option)

2013: FSU (spread pro style) vs. Auburn (spread option)

2012: Alabama (pro style) vs. ND (spread)

2011: Alabama (pro style) vs. LSU (pro style)

2010: Auburn (spread option) vs. Oregon (spread option)

In this decade, 5 out of 14 teams are pro style and the rest are spread offense. The current top 4 teams are all spread offense except for Georgia.

10/10/2018 - 4:12pm It was mainly because all…

It was mainly because all thought that he's playing D1 Basketball since he committed to Missouri State.

10/10/2018 - 4:10pm If JB ever sniff any…

If JB ever sniff any potential money exchange on a prospect, he will stay away from them. He doesn't want to play the dirty game and I have zero reason to believe that Poole is one of them or otherwise, he wouldn't be recruited.

10/09/2018 - 8:32pm Except that Bama won it all…

Except that Bama won it all so they were the best team in the country and always has been.

10/09/2018 - 5:05pm Thing is most of the TEs…

Thing is most of the TEs ranked ahead of Gentry don't have the production either.

NFL is both production and athleticism based. That being said, Gentry isn't anywhere close to being a 1st/2nd round pick type of prospect.

10/09/2018 - 5:02pm Now you're moving the…

Now you're moving the goalpost of your argument.

Big name teams won't schedule good G5 team because there's no point of doing it.

10/09/2018 - 5:00pm Why was it bad that Bama to…

Why was it bad that Bama to be selected to the playoff last year when they won it all? If any, it would've been bad for CFP if Bama lost in the semi-final.

A&M and LSU game wasn't as close as the score indicated. The outcome was never in doubt. The only game that was close was the Mississippi State. Other than that, Bama dominated in every game.

10/09/2018 - 4:58pm Why was it bad that Bama to…

Why was it bad that Bama to be selected to the playoff last year when they won it all? If any, it would've been bad for CFP if Bama lost in the semi-final.

10/09/2018 - 3:59pm You're blaming UCF for not…

You're blaming UCF for not scheduling harder teams because top teams aren't willing to play them? What the hell are you talking about? It's not on UCF for not being able to schedule top teams.

I, for one, really don't give a shit if Michigan schedule cupcakes because strength of schedule do not matter for CFP. Just go undefeated and they're in regardless. What incentive does the top P5 teams have for scheduling teams like UCF who are ranked? Zero.

10/09/2018 - 3:40pm Maryland isn't a G5 team,…

Maryland isn't a G5 team, they're a P5 team. There's not much of a penalty for a P5 school to schedule a bad P5 team as opposed to scheduling good G5 team. That's a sad reality.

I guarantee you that Michigan ducked a lot of quality G5 teams because they rather face a baby seal or bad P5 schools as opposed to facing a good G5 team.

I also know for a fact that UCF last year has been looking for a top P5 team and is willing to travel without P5 school paying to play them.  They said no thank you. UCF proved that they belong by beating Auburn on a stadium that is an essentially home game for Auburn.

10/09/2018 - 3:37pm The eye test and the…

The eye test and the advanced stats pretty much had Bama as the four best team. It's not about the most deserving spot, it's about the best team.

Bama may not deserve to be in the playoff based on resume (while everyone ignore that they blew out every team they played in the regular season which matters), but they are the four best team in the country. They proved the committee right. Bama was the best team all year long and just had a bad game against Auburn which is a rivalry game.

10/09/2018 - 2:37pm That make zero sense that a…

That make zero sense that a tall QB makes you less mobile. Zero. Gentry wouldn't move to TE if he wasn't athletic enough to play there as a receiving TE.

Truth is Gentry isn't likely good enough to be a D1 starting QB so that's why Harbaugh moved him to TE immediately or otherwise, he would've kept him at QB considering the QB problem he had when he took over the program.

10/09/2018 - 2:11pm Everything I've heard from…

Everything I've heard from Gentry points to 3rd/4th round pick. It's a pretty loaded TE class with Noah Fant, Dawson Knox, Irv Smith, Issac Nauta, Albert Okwuegbunam, Kaden Smith, Caleb Wilson and to name a few are all considered to be better prospects than Gentry.


Only reason why Gronk was picked at 2nd round is because of medicals. He had a back injury that sidelined him his final year at Arizona and wasn't healthy enough for the combine. Otherwise, he would've been a top 10 pick.

10/09/2018 - 2:05pm Thing is they are willing to…

Thing is they are willing to schedule with a top P5 teams but the top P5 teams won't do it because they don't want a possible loss to a quality G5 teams. That's a big problem with top G5 teams who are looking to schedule big time team because an upset will knock P5 team out of the playoff.

I know a few people who works at a G5 schools and they said they had problems with trying to schedule top P5 schools. B1G, ACC, Pac-12, SEC, and Big 12 don't want to play them in fear of losing to them.

It's a different case for Basketball where top P5 schools are more willing to play them as long as it's at their venue.

10/09/2018 - 2:04pm Should not been there yet…

Should not been there yet they won it all?

Sometimes, there's case where the top 4 teams can have two teams from the same conference. You're looking for the 4 best teams, not the 4 most deserving teams because team that deserves to be in can be worse than the team that doesn't have a conference championship to their resume.

10/09/2018 - 2:02pm The committee are consistent…

The committee are consistent with putting out the 4 best teams, not the 4 most deserving teams. Bama got in because they are the 4 best teams in the country and won it all which justified the committee's decision.

10/08/2018 - 5:40pm I guess what Darius Slay did…

I guess what Darius Slay did to David Bakhtiari when he dove low at him is dirty but that's a standard play by a DB because they're being coached to do it when the OL are pulling to the outside. Why would the DB take on OL head on when the OL outweigh them by at least 80 lbs?

It's just unfortunate that Newsome got hurt on a standard play

10/08/2018 - 1:28pm yes, he's a RS Sophomore. He…

yes, he's a RS Sophomore. He's eligible for 2019 draft

10/07/2018 - 11:08pm QBs that are likely to get…

QBs that are likely to get drafted ahead of Patterson are:

Justin Herbert

Dwayne Haskins

Drew Lock

Jarrett Stidham

Will Grier

Tyree Jackson

The three QBs are about the same tier as Shea. I've been told that Montez has a chance to climb up to 1st round but we'll see.

Steven Montez

Jordan Ta'amu

Ryan Finley

10/05/2018 - 5:38pm No. If there's a blowout,…

No. If there's a blowout, Michigan will put in McCaffery and maybe Peters in before putting in Milton for the mop up duty.

10/05/2018 - 11:21am Anticipation passes are the…

Anticipation passes are the type that either you get it or you ever don't. Shea is a see it and throw it QB and always has been since Ole Miss.

10/05/2018 - 9:32am That's the biggest complaint…

That's the biggest complaint I've heard from the NFL people on Patterson. He doesn't trust reads and is a slow processor. They said they saw the same thing last year at Ole Miss. Ole Miss offense was better with Ta'amu at QB becauase Ta'amu trusted his reads and get the ball out quicker.

10/05/2018 - 1:46am Biggest criticism I've heard…

Biggest criticism I've heard regarding Shea Patterson is he is not an anticipation passer(throw WRs open), tends to hold onto the ball too long and his processing speed isn't up to where you like a QB to have. It showed against ND and NW game which coincidentally have good defense.

Compare it to McCaffery albeit on a limited snaps. You can see a clear difference between the two QBs in how they process the play mentally. McCaffery was more decisive and can anticipate passes.

That being said, Shea has good legs and can get out of the pocket. He's accurate on the run and has strong arm.

10/04/2018 - 8:28am FSU OL has been a tire fire…

FSU OL has been a tire fire for a long time and it'll take a lot longer to fix it than Michigan OL. They're basically at Hoke level with OL unable to block anyone. It'll take a lot of recruiting and coaching up to fix this issue.

10/03/2018 - 10:33pm Nope, NFL aren't as high on…

Nope, NFL aren't as high on Winovich like you think they are. Winovich is a great college player but has limited upside. He doesn't have that explosive first step, a bit tight on the hip and lacks the power to jolt OT backward with his hands like Gary and Bosa is capable of.

Bosa is considered to be among the top prospect in the draft and Winovich is likely being looked at as a day 2 pick. That's a pretty significant difference between the two in how NFL viewed both players.

10/03/2018 - 9:38pm Chase wouldn't have been an…

Chase wouldn't have been an early draft pick. DE class is pretty deep with talent. You have Chubb, Landry (who fell due to medical issue), Davenport, Sweat (who fell due to medical issue), etc. Winovich would likely have been a 3rd round pick which is still day 2.

Winovich isn't being looked at as a top 10-15 pick. End of 1st round? Maybe. He has elevated himself into at the very least top of 2nd round pick. He lacks the elite athleticism that some of the top DE/OLB has in spade.  Beside DE/OLB will be the deepest. You have Bosa, Ferrell, Sweat, Jelks, Burns, Polite at EDGE. Then you have DT with Oliver, Gary, Lawrence, Simmons, Davis, Wilkins, Tillery, Jones, etc.

It's hard to tell the landing spot for Winovich due to the DL depth. Winovich is being looked at as a DE or stand up OLB depending on the team.

10/03/2018 - 1:16pm I literally told my friends…

I literally told my friends that just wait til Michigan get a negative yardage and settle for a FG. Needlessly to say, I was right. It was that kind of year for Michigan

10/02/2018 - 5:20pm Here's the secret, teams…

Here's the secret, teams know their playbook and scheme. It doesn't matter if they hide it or don't show it because they have years of game film of it in hand. What matters more is the Jimmy and Joes and the execution of their scheme.

You look at the elite programs. They pretty much have coaches who knows how to coach and players who are NFL bound from top to bottom. Michigan has that in spade on defense, but not on offense. They don't have the horses to be a dominant offensive team.

Look at OSU. They have NFL type players on both side of the ball. They have good coaches coaching them. My criticism for OSU as of now is their LB coaching sucks and they relied too much on man coverage like they expect their CBs to be like Conley, Apple, Lattimore, etc.

10/02/2018 - 3:35pm Ah you're right. I…

Ah you're right. I misremembered it but given that OSU has struggled to move the ball, it's not unreasonable to think that PSU had a good chance of winning this game.

10/02/2018 - 2:37pm It was high percentage…

It was high percentage because

1. PSU was up double digit and they're not a cupcake team

2. OSU was inside their own 10 which give credence to the low win probability for OSU


OSU won because PSU couldn't stop their screen game all night long and their RB screen to Dobbins pulled them out of their own 10 to close to midfield which is a huge swing of win probability for OSU on that play.

09/28/2018 - 10:04pm I thought Michigan playing…

I thought Michigan playing at Iowa have all kind of weird stuff that Iowa somehow find a way to win games despite being the underdogs?  I mean Michigan hasn't won at Kinnick since 2005 and lost to them 5 of the 7 times in this century.

09/27/2018 - 11:15pm If they're not in the…

If they're not in the playoff, the bowl games are meaningless and doesn't affect the upcoming season at all. No one gives a shit if Michigan win the Outback Bowl game because it doesn't affect the season result. It's essentially an exhibition game only it counts towards the W/L records

09/26/2018 - 4:37pm The Ford Family wants to win…

The Ford Family wants to win and spend money to do it. They're a pretty hands off owner which is a rarity.

09/26/2018 - 3:06pm No thanks to Gilbert. He's…

No thanks to Gilbert. He's an incompetent owner and a meddler. If it weren't for LBJ, the Cavs would be a laughing stock of the league.

Rather have someone else who can spend money and stay the hell out of the way unless the GM is incompetent