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11/14/2018 - 10:52am I think you could make the…

I think you could make the case for a few B1G teams to be in these spots seeming as how B1G teams have actually played quality opponents whereas these teams, outside of MS State, have faced the powder puff squad all season.

11/14/2018 - 9:57am Man I hope we absolutely…

Man I hope we absolutely wreck Haskins this year. 

  1. Payback for last year's game
  2. To shut up all the talk about Haskins and OSU's passing game

Let the nation's best pass defense unleash hell! 

11/14/2018 - 9:46am I tend to agree.

Beat OSU…

I tend to agree.

Beat OSU and win the Conference title. This, in my opinion, is the ONLY reasonable expectation to place on a team year in and year out as both are 100% within the team's ability to control...win your games and you accomplish these goals.

Anything beyond the conference championship game is bonus because you never know what nonsense the playoff committee is going to come up with next. 

11/14/2018 - 9:44am Only to some degree. Look at…

Only to some degree. Look at last season, we had a top 10 defense but we still weren't dominating in time of possession.

TOP is more about the offense controlling the clock by keeping the ball on the ground. A single good, long, sustained drive can wipe more than 8 minutes off the clock.

Gotta have a strong D, but TOP is ultimately won via a strong offense.

11/14/2018 - 9:39am Is it though when you're…

Is it though when you're throwing 70+ passes a game cause your team is incapable of running the football?

11/14/2018 - 9:37am Exactly. Murray is in an…

Exactly. Murray is in an offensive system where it's pass pass pass pass pass. On top of that, nobody in the Big 12 has any concept of what a defense is actually supposed to do. Pretty easy to rack up passing stats in that kind of environment.

11/14/2018 - 9:27am Well it's a good thing the…

Well it's a good thing the committee is completely objective then, ain't it?

11/14/2018 - 9:16am Any SEC loss IS a good loss…

Any SEC loss IS a good loss.

 

You should know that by now.

11/14/2018 - 9:14am 21 MS State
23 Utah State
24…

21 MS State
23 Utah State
24 Cincy
25 Boise

 

None of these teams have beaten a current top 25 team, and I believe the only team to actually play other top 25 teams during the season has been MS State and they've lost every single one.

HOW are these teams in the top 25??

11/11/2018 - 6:52pm Huh???

Huh???

11/11/2018 - 6:05pm FOUR points to OSU?? Where’d…

FOUR points to OSU?? Where’d that number come from?

11/08/2018 - 3:44pm "Top 20"

"Top 20"

11/08/2018 - 3:10pm Yeah mine haven't changed…

Yeah mine haven't changed since the changeover either.

 

Edit: My points actually went up. Well I'll be a monkey's uncle. I sit corrected.

11/05/2018 - 4:48pm To be fair, the limited…

To be fair, the limited amount of times that’s Peters has played in garbage time so far this season he hasn’t looked too great.

11/05/2018 - 4:44pm Exactly. Good grief people…

Exactly. Good grief people. Enough with the player social justice warrioring. Nobody berated the kid. They merely suggested that his mental state of awareness could be in question, given the fact that it’s already happened once before. 

11/03/2018 - 9:27pm LOL. Right. Have you seen…

LOL. Right. Have you seen the way he’s played this year, in garbage time no less?

”We’ll be fine” with Peters is NOT what I would call an accurate reflection of reality. 

11/02/2018 - 3:47pm Cousins game. I know what it…

Cousins game. I know what it's like to connect with distant family and want to make up for lost time. There will ALWAYS be another Michigan vs Penn State game to watch. Plus, BTN will probably re-air the game Sunday or Monday. That and it will get posted to YouTube soon enough as well.

 

11/02/2018 - 3:38pm I'm pretty sure the AD can…

I'm pretty sure the AD can cover the cost of shirts without charging people extra on tickets. They rake in MORE than enough money to hand out a cheap-ass t-shirt in order to coordinate a Maize-Out.

The fact that it hasn't happened yet means whoever is in charge of this stuff is either unbelievably cheap and stingy or terrible at executing game-day events like a Maize-Out.

Other schools do it all the time, no reason we have to look like the biggest stadium full of uncoordinated, random fans who just showed up to a game. 

Sorry but this is a personal point of irritation for me and this comment chain got me going LoL.

11/02/2018 - 3:32pm While this may not be an …

While this may not be an "issue" yet, with only the first CFP rankings out and us sitting at #5, Joel's overall point is that using the committee's flawed system, they are building in the requirements to unjustifiably favor the SEC and ACC, more so the ACC.

The thing is, these ACC teams that ARE ranked in the top 25 (far above their statistical computer ranking spots) will automatically improve the resume of any team that beats them. Even when looking at who these over-ranked teams have beaten reveals that they haven't beaten anybody worth a darn. So their ranking is over-inflated, thus boosting the ranking of anyone who plays and beats them.

Conversely, all these B1G teams that were left out (far below their statistical computer ranking spots), who actually have beaten quality teams will negatively impact the resume of any team who plays and beats them. In our case, Michigan has all these quality wins against teams like Wisconsin, Northwestern, MSU, etc. but if they aren't ranked in the CFP top 25, it makes Michigan look not as good. So at the end of the season, it's conceivable (how likely is unknown) that a Michigan team which wins out COULD (in theory) get left out of the playoff in favor of Bama, Clemson, Oklahoma, and Georgia/LSU/SEC TEAM. And this COULD (in theory) be a final end result of the committee artificially inflating the resumes of these other teams by ranking their conference compatriots in the top 25 meanwhile leaving out most of the B1G teams.

This is the point Joel is making. ACC teams are being ranked by the CFP far above what their computer and statistical ranking should be, despite beating nobody. Meanwhile B1G teams are being ranked by the CFP far below what their computer and statistical ranking should be, despite beating quality opponents or at least facing quality opponents. And all of this adds up to boosting ACC final resumes while degrading B1G final resumes. 

10/24/2018 - 12:41am As long as I’ve been reading…

As long as I’ve been reading Nick’s articles (admittedly a lot less since he moved over to Freep), he always seems to give a mostly fair take on the basketball and football programs. 

When the team sucks, he calls them out on it and doesn’t write a bunch of trash fluff pieces just to appease the fan base. When the teams truly do well, he acknowledges and praises them for it. 

I don’t mind his writing on the whole.

10/21/2018 - 1:12pm Dantonio’s such a liar…

Dantonio’s such a liar. Screw him

10/21/2018 - 12:39pm Since you’re too fucking…

Since you’re too fucking dense to comprehend what was written, I’ll clear it up for you. 

The comment was in context of that play in bad weather and wet ball conditions, not Shea’s ability to throw the deep ball and not shifting any goal posts. Damn people, learn to understand what you’re reading.

If it wasn’t raining (hard to tell on tv) then it’s just a great pass. 

10/20/2018 - 11:41pm What a game by Purdue!! Lol…

What a game by Purdue!! Lol. 

 

Total domination!!

 

FUCK OHIO!

10/20/2018 - 8:26pm Good. Fuck this lying, woman…

Good. Fuck this lying, woman abuse protecting piece of shit. All the worst to him

10/20/2018 - 7:09pm The culture of every…

The culture of every organization starts at the very top and trickles down. 

There’s a reason MSU has a culture of thugs, rape, violence, assault, cheap shots, and every other possible manner of uncouth behavior...and his name is Mark the world’s biggest pile of shit Dantonio. 

He recruits these type of players, encourages the behavior, and NEVER disciplines his players for it. He’s a complete disgrace to the B1G and all college football.

10/20/2018 - 6:26pm I try not to. 

But…

I try not to. 

But considering how many times that ball was slipping out of hands just immediately prior, it’s still amazing that nothing went wrong. You people get so bent out of shape, holy hell. 

10/20/2018 - 6:19pm Yup. That was caught on…

Yup. That was caught on camera too I believe. 

Fuck Dantonio. Fucking bag of shit. 

10/20/2018 - 6:10pm Good for coach!

I have zero…

Good for coach!

I have zero respect for Dantonio as a person. Ever since a Michigan vs Michigan State game years ago when one of MSU’s players straight up punched our guys in the head during the game after the whistle blew and a Dantonio did absolutely nothing about it. All on camera and everything. The only reason the player got suspended for a game was the B1G conference stepped in and said that kind of behavior wasn’t acceptable. 

Dantonio is a piece of shit human being. Don’t know that I’ll ever believe otherwise. 

10/20/2018 - 5:43pm A) That odd thrown in that…

A) That pass thrown in that weather IS a miracle.

B) The offense would have made me just as happy as the defense if we didn’t piss away chance after chance after chance after chance in the first half to put points on the board. I mean hell, you couldn’t ask for better starting field position than what we had. Absolutely nothing to show for it every single time. 

10/20/2018 - 5:40pm It’s not BPONE to…

It’s not BPONE to acknowledge a miracle catch in terrible weather. 

Good grief people. 

10/20/2018 - 5:13pm Considering it was in the…

Considering it was in the pouring rain, it’s pretty much a miracle the snap wasn’t muffed, the pass didn’t slip out of Patterson’s hands, and the ball was actually caught. Let alone Jones running all the way down the field and not losing his footing. I stand by my statement. 

10/20/2018 - 5:06pm Defensive Coaching = Amazing…

Defensive Coaching = Amazing

Special Teams Coaching = Solid, kickers clearly need massive help

Offensive Coaching = Uhmm, mind boggling?

Offense looks like world beaters on two drives, gets a miracle bomb TD pass on the third, and looks pathetic the rest of the day? I just don’t understand how we managed to piss away all those drives that started in MSU territory in the first half. ZERO points on ever single opportunity. 

Overall, team looks good but offense still isn’t quite there. 

10/20/2018 - 5:00pm Yup. Good but far from great…

Yup. Good but far from great.

 

This offense looked very very mediocre for a majority of the game today. I mean, how do we start almost the entire first half on MSU’s side of the 50 and fail to get points on every single attempt?? 

Solid win today but offense still has a long way to go. 

10/20/2018 - 3:29pm Holy fucking shit. How are…

Holy fucking shit. How are our coaches so fucking stupid!?!? How do you not prepare for trick plays, especially the pass to Lewerke!?!? 

Pissing this game away one snap at a time. So sick of this shit. 

10/20/2018 - 3:01pm Would it kill the offensive…

Would it kill the offensive staff to not piss away ever single golden opportunity we’ve had? I mean, we’ve virtually setup camp on mSU’s side of the 50 and only 7 points to show for it. 

Either the offense gets their head out of their ass in the second half or maybe, just maybe, Wisconsin’s defense was just really really really really really bad....

10/20/2018 - 3:01pm Would it kill the offensive…

Would it kill the offensive staff to not piss away ever single golden opportunity we’ve had? I mean, we’ve virtually setup camp on mSU’s side of the 50 and only 7 points to show for it. 

Either the offense gets their head out of their ass in the second half or maybe, just maybe, Wisconsin’s defense was just really really really really really bad....

10/19/2018 - 10:41am Is it possible that all our…

Is it possible that all our QBs under Harbaugh have had a case of the yips because our O-Line pass protection has been so shaky? If QBs don't feel comfortable in the pocket and are constantly afraid of getting drilled, wouldn't they tend to bail sooner than a QB who's confident that his O-Line will give him the time he needs?

10/19/2018 - 9:57am This.

Especially…

This.

Especially considering the fact that Michigan football teams never seem to have any idea how to defend a running QB. Seems like we get burned for at least one rushing TD up the gut every single time we play a mobile QB. 

10/17/2018 - 3:26pm I feel this thread is the…

I feel this thread is the most important thread on MGBLOG this year, more important than other threads actually. I feel it is an absolute must discuss for Michigan fans.

10/16/2018 - 10:07am Nah you're both wrong. Matt…

Nah you're both wrong. Matt Gutierrez is the backup. He's being groomed for next year.

10/15/2018 - 2:26pm Dive! Dive! Dive!

Dive! Dive! Dive!

10/10/2018 - 11:50am I think it makes sense to a…

I think it makes sense to a degree. Imagine we win the conference title then go to the Rose Bowl and win that game. We'd be sitting at what, 12, 13 wins? With a Rose Bowl victory that we haven't had in how long? How much momentum did MSU gain when they got shutout in the CFP?

Like it or not, we aren't at the level of competing with Clemson, Bama, Georgia, etc. I just don't see how our offense could keep up. So while obviously making the CFP would be a massive massive accomplishment, I can kinda understand the logic behind NOT wanting the CFP just yet.

10/10/2018 - 11:44am No.

Ohio State will always…

No.

Ohio State will always be the most important game. 

10/09/2018 - 11:47am Yeah that part left me…

Yeah that part left me wondering as well. I don't know that I've seen anyone actually say Patterson should be benched. I mean, what on earth are they watching? It's not up to Patterson on how many passes are called by the coaches. He can't just up and decide to pass more.

On top of that, he's looked really good! How many times has he rolled out of the pocket and used his legs to extend plays either by scrambling or by simply buying time to throw the ball?? I mean, he's got a what, 70% completion rate on the year? It's really tough to complain about those kind of numbers.

From what I can tell, this is the best QB we've seen since Chad Henne. Chad might have thrown a better deep ball but Shea is probably better at extending plays and scrambling. What else can you really ask for? 99% completion rate?

10/06/2018 - 9:31pm Yeah because if there’s one…

Yeah because if there’s one thing Brian’s Griese doesn’t know anything about it’s Michigan football......

10/06/2018 - 4:52pm Looks like it wasn’t enough…

Looks like it wasn’t enough. Gonna need more. 

10/06/2018 - 4:30pm This might have been the…

This might have been the best game our offense has had all season.

And props to the defense for actually drawing a couple of holding calls. 

But once again, we get screwed out of a touchdown by a bullshit holding call on the RB. Someone punch these dipshit refs please. 

10/06/2018 - 4:22pm Probably playing Fortnite…

Probably playing Fortnite. Gave their helmets, pads, and jerseys to fans cause there’s no way a quality Michigan defense gives up so many easy runs. 

10/06/2018 - 3:37pm Here’s my solution: 

If…

Here’s my solution: 

If anyone doesn’t show up by the end of the first quarter, then they forfeit their seat. 

Then sell tickets for $20 bucks or whatever at the front gate of the stadium for whatever seats are empty. 

I PROMISE you they could fill the stadium every week doing that. If people aren’t going to show up, there’s ZERO reason why those seats should stay empty all game when there’s thousands of people who would love to come watch the game. 

10/06/2018 - 11:23am The horror!!

The horror!!