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09/17/2018 - 1:46pm Safeties - maybe I missed it…

Safeties - maybe I missed it, but I’m surprised Metellus didn’t even get a shoutout for a pick 6. Seems like the safeties at least had one positive in the game...

09/17/2018 - 11:24am Urban Meyer: tragic hero.

Urban Meyer: tragic hero.

09/16/2018 - 1:27pm Ok, so all the hate for the…

Ok, so all the hate for the offense has to do with 1 drive?

09/16/2018 - 12:56pm I’m trying to understand…

I’m trying to understand this. Outside of the first drive or two, where maybe our coaches weren’t expecting continually aggressive run blitzes and then shortly after that adjusted, it seemed like a pretty good mix. 

Box score shows 18 passes to 41 rushes. 6 rushes wee Shea’s, so some of those were called pass plays. Do you expect 50/50 in a game where we’re up by multiple scores for the whole 2nd half?

 

EDIT: damnit, this was meant as a reply to username03 above 

09/16/2018 - 12:32pm Isn’t there a finite amount…

Isn’t there a finite amount of time to practice?

09/16/2018 - 12:08pm Good Q’s OP. I’m really not…

Good Q’s OP. I’m really not understanding where all the hate is coming from wrt the offense. They’ve shown clear improvement week to week. Likely even when taking into account the opponents. They scored on, what, 6 straight drives to end the game?  What’s wrong with that? 

It’s odd, out of one side of their mouth people want the playbook opened up to bomb the tomato cans at the beginning of the schedule, and out of the other side they want a tressel or dantonio style game plan just for the divisional foes. You can’t have both with this team.

09/11/2018 - 3:27pm Eh, I’m thinking Nike is…

Eh, I’m thinking Nike is about selling product, like they’ve always been. If they think taking this on with increase the price or volume of shoes they can sell, they’ll do it.

09/10/2018 - 9:50pm Wow. 48-17. Can’t say I saw…

Wow. 48-17. Can’t say I saw this coming 

09/10/2018 - 9:32pm LOLions!

LOLions!

09/10/2018 - 9:32pm Since we have some of the…

Since we have some of the legal experts replying to questions, I have been genuinely curious about something:

have there been any examples of men accusing women of sexual assault under these title 9 proceedings?

09/10/2018 - 8:27am There isn’t much to complain…

There isn’t much to complain about with the defense over the past 3 years, although some would say safety has been a weakness.  One thing for sure, these safeties aren’t afraid of contact (little too much in Metellus’s case)

09/09/2018 - 7:06pm I noticed Honigford…

I noticed Honigford specifically had a really nice block on one of the Wilson runs.

09/08/2018 - 3:45pm I consider Duke and NW…

I consider Duke and NW football peers. I don’t think that loss is overly embarrassing for NW or the conference. 

09/08/2018 - 3:40pm NW defense at least has a…

NW defense at least has a pulse. We should learn some about our O that game.

09/08/2018 - 3:23pm Unbelievable play by…

Unbelievable play by Michigan’s offense today.

-d’marco 

09/02/2018 - 4:01pm Interesting comparison. Didn…

Interesting comparison. Didn’t Penn State lose in week 2 to Pitt that year. Then got mauled by Michigan on the road In late September? 

So, what you’re saying is losing to ND to start the season should be expected this year?

09/02/2018 - 11:33am Was thinking a bit about…

Was thinking a bit about this. I think the nature of our defense makes it more likely for opponents to be put in 3rd and long situations (tough to dink and dunk), but also more likely that they convert 3rd and long (high risk reward, blitz happy).  Therefore, by compounding probabilities, we’re better off if the opponent requires more 3rd down conversions per drive (I know this is obvious, but it’s important).  The point here is that 15 yard penalties on our defense that move the opposing offense right up the field without having to earn the yardage is extremely painful. Really goes against the entire model of our defense and offense (we can’t score quickly and need field position gains).  We really need to cut down on those errors.   

09/01/2018 - 5:00pm At least the UNC players…

At least the UNC players will have a great education to fall back on. 

09/01/2018 - 4:04pm Woot! John O’Neal crew doing…

Woot! John O’Neal crew doing auburn vs Washington. That means not the M game!

08/31/2018 - 5:10pm Those Flanagan boys can…

Those Flanagan boys can really play. I’m wondering if Michigan has ever had as impactful single HS class (same school) before?

08/30/2018 - 1:58pm Solid field. That tourney…

Solid field. That tourney typically sucks though (facilities and crowd). Maybe the teams involved in 2019 will improve that. 

08/30/2018 - 11:13am Maybe I don’t understand,…

Maybe I don’t understand, but one thing I don’t like is the kid is getting paid for future pro value, not for the actual value produced in college. Obviously they’re correlated, but there are plenty of example otherwise and those are really the guys that need to be getting paid in college.

08/30/2018 - 9:21am I prefer “Urban Enabled”. …

I prefer “Urban Enabled”.  Goes beyond having knowledge and not acting. He actively covered for ZS.

08/24/2018 - 7:32pm Tragic hero, in so many ways…

Tragic hero, in so many ways...

08/24/2018 - 2:30pm I agree with this take.  In…

I agree with this take.  In the absence of athletes making actual money (like they should be able to), it seems reasonable that they do get access to non-monetary benefits that other students don’t. Legal council seems like a good one. As far as I know, even men accused of sexual misconduct still have the right to a professional legal defense. So I’m not sure why there is any #outrage at all over this.

08/16/2018 - 1:42pm Mettelus?  Did I miss some…

Mettelus?  Did I miss some news or a departure?  Wouldn’t he be expected to get a lot of run, again?

08/15/2018 - 9:09am Ok, so that opinion is…

Ok, so that opinion is formed by more than what is in the article. 

So basically, you have a negative opinion of Hackett/Ford, and the article had certain themes that seemingly validated that opinion for you.  Fair enough. 

08/15/2018 - 9:06am I just read the article. It…

I just read the article. It didn’t come across as unflattering to me. It emphasized that he does things in a different way and the executives are still feeling him out and adjusting.  There were several anecdotes in the article that reflect positively on him.  For example, giving his reports more decision-making authority.  Not sure why OP is so negative, unless that opinion is formed by more than just the article posted. 

08/13/2018 - 8:39pm Hopefully this comment…

Hopefully this comment applies to fball and b-ball. Anyway, great to hear. 

08/13/2018 - 8:37pm smith’s motivation? Is there…

smith’s motivation? Is there a chance that he has financial incentive to cover for Urban? Like some promise from a bagman donor or something? Otherwise his interviews make no sense from a self preservation perspective. 

08/04/2018 - 7:36pm Typically not supposed to…

Typically not supposed to make a post like this, only upvote, but I want to congratulate you on a great pull.  I will now think of Tone-Loc everytime Cole takes the floor.

08/02/2018 - 7:59pm Did he talk about giving her…

Did he talk about giving her 6 figures for her story? Asking for urban.

08/02/2018 - 7:31pm Pretty easy to verify: ask…

Pretty easy to verify: ask McMurphy how much he paid for the story.

 

that and ask the police department of it’s normal to catch a drunk driver and let her off.

07/17/2018 - 12:24pm I was at home with my family…

I was at home with my family, and I had forgotten that it was St patty’s day. Some of those bar scenes were great.  I’ll bet that was a lot of fun. 

05/16/2018 - 6:35am Formula for success

1- win shitty division with hot pitching down the stretch
2- listen to Bos or NY whine about archane division structure and the best team not winning a playoff series
3- ????
4- profit

05/15/2018 - 1:54pm Road rage

Hmm... makes me wonder if this was a road rage incident. Complete speculation.

05/14/2018 - 11:00am Cost vs quality

I’m curious, is this really as simple as a cost vs quality issue? The implication is UM needs more revenue from OOS students to fund an ‘uncommon’ education. Would UM’s undergraduate experience and education quality be negatively impacted by incremental cost cutting? I’m sure a lot of universities are considering this question.

Also, what is UM’s responsibility wrt instate education? Does the lowering % of state support lower the obligation the U has to the state? Interesting topics to think about.

05/11/2018 - 2:00pm Congrats Austin!

I think I remember from the espn piece that he’s marrying a former M volleyball player. Their kids will be tall.

04/16/2018 - 8:36am Hit machine

Hopefully our D Jeter also gets to 3000 hits

04/14/2018 - 3:58pm Meh

It’s spring football, and he’s giving his fan base some red meat. If harbaugh tweeted something like this about OSU we’d all be patting each other on the back.

04/14/2018 - 11:13am Thanks for the memories

Hope to see a lot of Mo in the NBA

04/13/2018 - 4:33pm Comparison

Let’s compare the job that Engler is doing in a time of crisis/transition vs that of Hacket. I know it’s not the same job or situation, but the leadership style differences are stark.

04/13/2018 - 7:07am Disagree

That’s kind of like saying bumping the football scholarship limit to 100 won’t make a team better bc only 11 players are on the field at once.

03/30/2018 - 12:13pm Don’t understand the argument

I don’t understand the argument here. Basically, you’re asking why Beilein shouldn’t have been fired mid-season? Bc after the season, he obviously shouldn’t have been fired.

How about this, you don’t fire a coach midseason that has (1) run a respectable, clean program, (2) took a team to a championship game, (3) won multiple conference titles. That’s not something that attracts good coaching candidates in the future. Dumb argument all the way around.

03/27/2018 - 7:10pm 30 vs 24 second

The shot clock comment on college vs NBA reminded me of a thought I had during the game. I wonder if Hamilton’s strategy of the soft press shortened the effective half court shot clock enough to hurt Michigan offensively, especially in the 1st half. May be something we see again this weekend.

03/26/2018 - 9:57am Sister Jean

Is backing the wrong horse in the FF. It’s not too late to go blue!

03/25/2018 - 10:38am EE Saturday advantage

I wonder if there is an advantage in playing the Saturday EE games bc the winning teams’ fans can scoop all the tickets from fans of teams that have lost before the Sunday games even occur.

03/25/2018 - 8:56am Can’t wait

Driving over next weekend, will be my first b-ball game since the Illinois game where Harbaugh was announced as coach.

03/20/2018 - 6:22am Not a competition

I just don’t see why we need to be Rankine the different units of temperature measurement. It’s not a competition.

03/18/2018 - 11:50am I caught that too

It’s funny, I’ve heard coach B call him Rahk, so I figured that was it. The site has been calling him MAAR since he arrived, I thought maybe they knew something.