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11/14/2018 - 1:10pm Any ideas why Long and Hill…

Any ideas why Long and Hill are not higher on the list of CBs? Is it size? They are both under 6', but that is the only knock I can see against them. They have been excellent coverage corners, and haven't shown hesitancy in stepping up to make tackles against the ground game.

11/14/2018 - 1:07pm Agreed here. Can't overlook…

Agreed here. Can't overlook Indiana (I see you, 2016 Iowa game), but if UM takes care of business on Saturday...man, huge implications for the OSU game.

11/13/2018 - 3:59pm FYI, my uncle is 6'4" and…

FYI, my uncle is 6'4" and had a long career in the Air Force. He flew F16s for a while, as well as A-10s. It's more about your sitting height than your total height.

11/02/2018 - 10:21am That's way too friendly…

That's way too friendly looking. The only killing that wolf is doing is with kindness.

10/31/2018 - 4:13pm I think a more likely…

I think a more likely scenario is McSorley dropping back to pass, having nobody open, getting pressured from the edges, but then having a gap open up in the middle to run it. We need to figure out a way to prevent that, either with Hudson or Bush (or both) hanging back to shut down the middle. If we can figure out a way to contain McSorley though, especially on third downs, I see a big win over PSU.

10/23/2018 - 2:35pm Great discussion questions. …

Great discussion questions. 

  1. I am leaning toward him coming back. I don't think he has put up gaudy enough stats to gain the recognition he needs. He has also looked hesitant and inaccurate at times.
  2. I'm too lazy to look this up myself, but I would be interested to see a size/measurables comparison of Uche to Winovich at the same age.
  3. Shea for the first half, DCaff for the second. Milton in the 4th if it's really out of hand.
  4. Fleck. Nebraska has tradition and expectations; the fanbase will get restless real quick with losing seasons.

How about a fifth question: of the draft eligible or draft likely players, who on Michigan's current roster gets picked first in the 2019 draft? I would say Bush.

10/23/2018 - 1:32pm Karan has been fantastic…

Karan has been fantastic. Lot of fun to see his emergence as the top RB.

I've been contemplating putting together a board post about this, but how do people see Karan transitioning to the NFL? Does he have a future there? Any comparably-sized/skilled players who have stuck?

10/22/2018 - 9:32pm Get off it man. Situations…

Get off it man. Situations changes. It's not like things progress in a perfectly linear manner. Umbig has proven the validity of his information multiple times. He has nothing to gain by feeding us false information.

He has proven himself trustworthy, so unless you have clear information to prove he has been lying or making things up, you should just stop.

10/22/2018 - 8:40pm I'm genuinely curious how…

I'm genuinely curious how you haven't been banned yet.

10/22/2018 - 8:38pm Half the things you…

Half the things you mentioned were the man's opinions on things. The other half you claim as "wrong" and definitively not due to fluid situations...well, how do you know? Are you privy to inside information that conflicts with his reports? Do you know who he is? Who he is connected to?

I'm guessing you don't know anything, and are just jealous of umbig's access. 

10/22/2018 - 8:32pm Just to add, I appreciate…

Just to add, I appreciate the information you've brought to the board. You're the only user I've bookmarked and proactively check to see the things you've posted. 

10/22/2018 - 11:24am This is actually fascinating…

This is actually fascinating. Pure gold.

10/21/2018 - 10:05pm Well this team has already…

Well this team has already surpassed my expectations. Going into the season, I was going to be happy to win 1 out of 3 in this stretch of the schedule. Now, with the way we have played Wisconsin and MSU, and having a bye week to get healthy and prepare for PSU...well, my level of optimism is quickly increasing.

OSU will still be a tough game, but definitely looking more and more winnable.

Just take it one week at a time.

10/21/2018 - 8:22am Since you're so interested…

Since you're so interested in making yourself out to be the victim here, I'll give you the benefit of explaining why everyone is piling on.

When I saw this post title from the board, I thought "hey, this post is titled similarly to posts when a guy commits. But there's a question mark so he probably hasn't committed...but maybe there's some insider information that leaked based on yesterday's results! I've seen posts titled like this in other cases!"

Then I read the post. And it was nothing but empty conjecture. Now I feel like this OP was just trying to get attention. Poorly titled, weakly written OP.

Now, that in and of itself is not the end of the world. You wrote a bad OP. Everyone has done that. But then you doubled down and not only defended yourself, but tried to frame it in a way that everyone else is just wrong and mean, and poor you is just getting unfairly piled on. That is the kind of attitude that brings on the negs.

I don't know who you are, or what your history is with this board. But I'll tell you the same thing I told the person who got caved a little while ago, when he responded the exact same way to justified criticism: take your lumps, be humble enough to move on, and respect yourself enough to recognize that making a mistake is not the end of the world. Learn from it and move on; doubling down and trying to turn the tables is manipulative and unhealthy.

10/21/2018 - 8:06am If a bunch of people all…

If a bunch of people all independently come to the same conclusion, that's not group think.

10/20/2018 - 9:45pm Something's up, no doubt. He…

Something's up, no doubt. He's been so bad the last couple weeks, I am leaning toward an injury being the root cause. It could be mental, but I don't think guys in their head look that bad. Agreed that the bye week is coming at a good time. Get some rest, get some treatment if he truly is hurt, then get ready for PSU.

10/20/2018 - 9:37pm Watched that three times in…

Watched that three times in a row. So fun to see those guys having the time of their life. Can't wait to see the celebration after we take it to OSU in November!

10/18/2018 - 1:27pm It was the 2016 Finals, game…

It was the 2016 Finals, game 7. I believe it was the play that led to Kyrie's game winning 3-pointer. Golden State had a breakaway and LeBron chased down the GS player from behind (I can't remember who...think it was Iguodala?) and blocked the layup/dunk against the back board. A huge moment in the game, as 2 points for GS there would have won it.

10/18/2018 - 10:14am Site note: I tried embedding…

Site note: I tried embedding the Wikipedia link into text, but whenever I did, I got a message saying "The form has become outdated. Copy any unsaved work in the form below and then reload this page." Anyone see that before? The steps I followed were:

1. Type out text.

2. Highlight text.

3. Click link icon.

4. Paste URL into the box.

5. Click save or preview. 

Saving my work and reloading the page didn't help. The only thing I could do that allowed me to save was to just paste the URL as plain text.

Edit: I also got that message trying to save this post. The offending text appeared to be something I put in parentheses. Once I removed the parentheses, the post saved.

10/16/2018 - 1:23pm WITH THE RUNNER!!!!!

WITH THE RUNNER!!!!!

10/15/2018 - 10:44am Not sure if you will see…

Not sure if you will see this Shredder, but I don't think it's worthy of a post to ask you. I would be interested if you could get your ref friend to give his opinion on the roughing the snapper penalty in the 3rd quarter. It really was a turning point in the game, and I would be interested to hear an objective/well-informed opinion on it.

10/08/2018 - 3:20pm I am not the one to advocate…

I am not the one to advocate head hunting or dirty play

That's very admirable of you, good mindset.

but

Uh-oh, but what?

I really hope we blow someone's knee out this weekend

You just...cumong man.

10/07/2018 - 7:53am I wouldn't say it was bogus…

I wouldn't say it was bogus. I knew it was roughing as soon as Bush hit him. 

10/06/2018 - 4:38pm I'm happy with the way the…

I'm happy with the way the offense performed. Good balance. Biggest thing I noticed was the oline seemed to get a pretty consistent push on running plays - not something I've seen in a while.

Question for those who know: on the long pass play to Higdon when DPJ got called for the block in the back, and the Maryland guy got called for targeting: why did the offsetting penalties send the ball back to the original LOS? I thought Higdon's gain would at least stand, since the penalties were down field. Also, the ref's call before they added targeting was the penalty on DPJ from the spot of the foul, but the play still resulted in a first down.

10/01/2018 - 8:57am Thanks for aggregating this…

Thanks for aggregating this information, good post.

I do think you overstated the comments about Crouch being down to Michigan and Tennessee though. Per the article you linked in a previous comment, this was the comment from the analyst, back in July:

When push comes to shove, it could end up being a two-way race between the Michigan and Tennessee, but it is tough to tell with a prospect who does not often talk with the media.

To me, that does not constitute a "report about Crouch being down to Michigan and Tennessee". At best, that is a vague projection with no stated reason. Also, this was back in July, from an article that also said Crouch wanted to make a decision before the start of his senior season (which hasn't happened).

Not trying to crap on you, but this information, plus the fact that all crystal balls are pointing everywhere except Michigan and Tennessee (Michigan not in top 3, Tennessee trailing Clemson and USC), leads me to believe that Michigan has zero shot at this guy.

I do appreciate the effort you put into the post. Keep doing it.

09/29/2018 - 11:58pm Agreed, execution is lacking…

Agreed, execution is lacking. Also agreed that they adapted well; that was great to see.

Regarding gamelan though, how many times has Michigan started the game on offense now? Off the top of my head, I think they've had the ball to start in all but maybe one game. And of those, has Michigan done anything more than a three and out? I don't have the data right now, but off the top of my head, it seems like Michigan has come out really conservative/vanilla, and just gotten stuffed on their opening drives. Almost like their only objective is to "ease into" the flow of the game. If that's correct, then I would say that is poor gameplanning.

Again, I'm not saying that based off data (I'll take a look when I have more time, and I'll gladly eat crow if I'm wrong). I also still fully trust the coaching staff, but I think it's clear that either from gameplanning or execution, we need to get off to better starts. 

09/29/2018 - 9:22pm I came to this thread to say…

I came to this thread to say just this. Gary is clearly not right, we need to sit him out so he can get some rest and rehab on his shoulder. He's such a beast when he's healthy, but he's clearly hampered right now.

09/29/2018 - 9:18pm Have to do something about…

Have to do something about these slow starts. That falls to coaching, in my opinion. Having a good game plan ready to execute right out of the gates. As we saw against ND, getting into a quick hole is almost impossible to dig out of.

Penalties are also concerning. Some was bad calls by the refs, most were deserved. Just a lack of discipline.

09/29/2018 - 9:14pm I think this is a homer take…

I think this is a homer take. I only heard the announcers comment about that with the phantom holding call on Higdon...which came right after Long got away with a defensive hold.

09/26/2018 - 8:30am Huh, this guy's really been…

Huh, this guy's really been everywhere.

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09/24/2018 - 1:18pm Wait what? This past…

Wait what? This past offseason? You being serious?

09/22/2018 - 9:04pm Speaking of classy. 

Speaking of classy. 

09/22/2018 - 8:58pm Delvin Bush played pretty…

Delvin Bush played pretty good too. Also like the play from Michigan's center, Riuezz.

09/22/2018 - 8:05pm I was not there, but watched…

I was not there, but watched the game on TV. I ageee with everyone above about the missed calls. I was yelling at the TV like a maniac. I just don't understand the singling out of O'Neill. I don't have anything for or against him, but you can't expect one person to see every call. Missed calls happen. 

I don't know. Not trying to defend the guy, I guess I just don't get how you can pin every missed call on him.

09/22/2018 - 3:50pm Good game, exactly what was…

Good game, exactly what was needed. 

09/22/2018 - 3:49pm My thought there was for…

My thought there was for conditioning. Sure, the outcome wasn't in question, but the guys still need the experience of playing deeper into the game so that they don't get winded against the better teams on the schedule.

09/22/2018 - 3:48pm What makes you say this? I…

What makes you say this? I thought he did ok.

09/19/2018 - 10:16am What are you using as the…

What are you using as the basis for the conclusion you've drawn? I've lived in Ohio for about half my life now, and I don't know what you're talking about.

09/17/2018 - 6:58pm Um. So. I hope this guy…

Um. So. I hope this guy chooses UM and goes on to have a long and successful career in Ann Arbor.

But can we talk about the fact that op is apparently salivating over a high school person? I know fandom and recruiting and all brings out the worst in people, but that's just weird. Really weird. Please choose better words next time.

09/14/2018 - 11:29am You must not hate Michigan…

You must not hate Michigan State.

09/14/2018 - 11:04am Uhh, can't edit an OP, but…

Uhh, can't edit an OP, but to avoid confusion: Devin Bush was ON a radio show this morning...

09/13/2018 - 8:36pm Man, BC's score to go up 41…

Man, BC's score to go up 41-27 was a beautiful pass/catch to the receiver. QB put it up in the air before the CB turned around and the WR just went up and got it. I'd love to see Patterson do that with DPJ or Collins. Both of them are athletic enough to just go up and get the ball and make a play after the catch.

09/13/2018 - 1:42pm Dude, just drop it. There…

Dude, just drop it. There are other places you can go and talk Michigan football if you want. You've worn out your welcome here.

09/13/2018 - 8:07am Are the mods able to…

Are the mods able to determine if this multiple account person is actually one person with multiple accounts? It's reaching a point where it would be helpful to get some decisive clarity: either it is one person with multiple accounts, and he needs some help...or it's not, and these people are getting unnecessarily bullied, and that should stop. I don't know what information is available to the mods, but it would be helpful to get some clarity on this.

09/12/2018 - 4:26pm Not sure why you're getting…

Not sure why you're getting downvoted, but I agree. This board doesn't exist as just a link-dump to other places. I certainly appreciate content from other places, but it's a lazy op to just drop a link to somewhere else with literally no commentary.

What stood out to you from the article? Why did you link it? Why should I click it? A little bit of effort is all it takes to create a quality post.

09/11/2018 - 12:21pm Very interesting the way…

Very interesting the way Harbaugh talked about Mayfield and Hudson, unprompted. The question was about o-line play in general and how it improved from last week, and he responds by calling out Mayfield and Hudson. To me, that's a strong indicator that they want Mayfield and Hudson in the starting lineup, but they're not quite there yet. Reading the tea leaves, I would guess Hudson is closer to breaking through than Mayfield.

09/08/2018 - 7:34am Ah, but don't you see? You…

Ah, but don't you see? You are responsible for the outcome. If you had gone and held the banner, UM would have won. It's all your fault. It always is.

 

09/07/2018 - 2:10pm I'll be the first to admit I…

I'll be the first to admit I don't know what I'm talking about, and have no feel for what should be done or how plays are designed. I'm just talking from what I observed, and am genuinely curious.

I get that receivers are asked to make blocks all the time...but in theory (and in practice with McKeon and DPJ), tight ends are better blockers than receivers. So on a play when you have your receiver and tight end lined up next to each other, and you ask your tight end to run a longer distance to block someone that he is over-qualified to block (TE vs Safety), all while leaving your WR to block someone he is underqualified to block (WR vs LB)...it just seems like you're asking for trouble. Especially when you're relying on that LB being blocked to seal the edge for the run.

I'm not trying to delve into the "coaches are calling bad plays" argument. It just seems to me that play could have succeeded by just switching McKeon's and DPJ's blocking assignments. Is that an over-simplified or naive take?

09/07/2018 - 1:46pm Yikes. That was intentional…

Yikes. That was intentional. That's how option plays are supposed to work. You leave the one guy unblocked so he has to make a choice: either go for the QB or RB. When the play works, the QB pitches to the RB only after the defender commits to the QB. Or, if the defender commits to the RB, then the QB tucks it and runs.

As the OP pointed out, the failure on the play was on Patterson and Evans, because they were too close together. So the defender was able to essentially cover both of them without over-committing. Better spacing (and better patience from Patterson), could have made that play work.

09/07/2018 - 1:32pm On #4, why wouldn't you have…

On #4, why wouldn't you have McKeon execute DPJ's block, and have DPJ go out on the safety that McKeon blocked? It just seems to me that the block DPJ was asked to make was so critical, so why are you asking a WR to do that? Leave the critical block to someone who is going to be a better blocker.