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11/14/2018 - 4:28pm The whole Ross/Gil playing…

The whole Ross/Gil playing time thing reminds me of how Khalid Hill and Henry Poggi split snaps down the middle the last couple years when Hill was clearly the better option of the two. 

11/11/2018 - 9:44pm I wish I could upvote this…

I wish I could upvote this idea 1000 times.

11/11/2018 - 8:50pm Will be the third of five…

Will be the third of five straight 42-7 victories. 

11/11/2018 - 1:37pm You called dinner supper…

You called dinner supper. https://www.dictionary.com/e/supper-vs-dinner/

11/09/2018 - 7:26pm Why exactly do arms need to…

Why exactly do arms need to bend “identically” anyway???

 

11/08/2018 - 8:50am If ND loses a game and UM,…

If ND loses a game and UM, Alabama and Clemson win out, I think ND drops below a one-loss team that also wins out such as Oklahoma (first up), Washington State (second up) or WVU (third). 

In any scenario, an ND loss is good for us at this point. They're gonna wish they were in a conference.

11/07/2018 - 5:21pm I'd love to play ND in the…

I'd love to play ND in the semi. I think the only way that happens is 1. we of course take care of business and 2. Clemson loses to Syracuse this week and either falls to 4 or Oklahoma wins out and moves up to 4 ... or the next-in-line 1 loss team (Washington State, WVU if they win out instead, Alabama if they lose to Georgia). It could happen. 

Returning to The House That Harbaugh Built would be awesome. The only reason that stadium got approved was that the Niners looked like they might start winning again under Jim. 

11/06/2018 - 6:04am I’d like to first comment…

I’d like to first comment that all of these comments wer made between 1 and 6 am. Are you all overseas or just insomniacs like me? 

Anyway, I agree that I would definitely want Brandy to stay on as the color guy and have Dierdorf be the third man ... lots of teams do it. 

What about Mark Champion (Pistons radio) or Dan Dickerson (Tigers radio)? Both have enough football pedigree and Dickerson has subbed in on Michigan football in the past. I’ve never understood why they don’t get one of those guys but I’m sure it has everything to do with contracts and money $$$.

And somebody dogging Blaha just needs to stop. He is a professional at this and worlds better than Branstatter and he’s banked a lifetime of goodwill for his work as the Pistons TV guy going all the way back to the Bad Boys days. He’s a legend and when I want to catch how the Sparty game is going on the radio I enjoy his work just fine. 

11/05/2018 - 8:49pm Yeah there's really no…

Yeah there's really no question, root for MSU. If we have literally nothing to lose, we'll play even better against OSU. We'll know that we're going to Indy and will likely win and go to at least the Rose Bowl. 

11/05/2018 - 8:44pm If I watched the game on TV…

If I watched the game on TV on Saturday I DVR the BTN Football In 60 on Sunday and watch "every snap" in about 40-45 minutes, fast-forwarding through the commercials. 

If I go to the game, I watch the full DVR so I can hear everything that was "said" during the game in terms of color commentary, which gets cut out of the Football in 60. 

It's a great time to be alive. 

11/05/2018 - 12:38pm Even if the collar bone…

Even if the collar bone heals in 4-8 weeks, doesn't it take some time to build up strength in the upper body/throwing arm? I don't know how those injuries work. Maybe it's 4-6 to heal and another couple to get strength back. 

11/05/2018 - 12:36pm I think we have to give…

I think we have to give Brandon hte benefit of the doubt that he's been putting 100% effort into practice and that he knows the offense and has improved over this point last year and will be behind a more reliable line. He may not have Shea or Dylan's wheels, but Foles and Wentz are not exactly speedsters either. Peters may not be able to make it 81 yards downfield like Shea's Wisconsin run but he could do some keeps and RPO's. This would be his chance to make an incredible contribution to the team, and if he is going to transfer out he can show some good programs what he can do while helping his current school. 

11/05/2018 - 10:26am This has to be a good sign…

This has to be a good sign for Harrison, paired with Wiltfong's CB. As a 4 star Warren must want to play right away and do the 3-and-out Rashan Gary thing. If it looks like he won't see the field that much in 2020 and could potentially redshirt, that means he'd need to prove himself an NFL prospect in just 2 years. 

11/04/2018 - 9:33pm Maybe that’s what is messing…

Maybe that’s what is messing with the look ... It’s like at a lower frame rate or something. 

11/04/2018 - 8:40pm Why do NBC’s cameras look…

Why do NBC’s cameras look like we’re watching an NFL Films documentary and not a live game? 

11/04/2018 - 3:31pm Has anyone put down a …

Has anyone put down a “deposit” using the ShooWin.com site that the B10 is partnered with? They advertised it as being able to put down “as little as $10” to reserve tickets “if your team goes.” But now it looks like it’s $50 since Michigan’s odds are better. So you’d put down $50 a ticket, if UM goes to the game you get the tickets at face value, but if they don’t go, then you lose $50 a ticket. 

Anyway, I’m not going to do it but was curious if anyone else has. 

11/04/2018 - 11:29am Exactly?

Exactly?

11/04/2018 - 10:05am That’s an excellent question…

That’s an excellent question. I think you may be right actually. I was just thinking can a 4-loss team make an NY6 bowl but yeah the Rose Bowl probably does have rule. Northwestern vs Washington State yay. Our floor would still be another NY6.

11/04/2018 - 9:20am I would find it only 1…

I would find it only 1 degree less satisfying to win the Big Ten Championship game, and then go to the Rose Bowl instead of the playoff. We would see the Maize and Blue in the B1GCC where we’ve never seen them before, and in the Rose Bowl where we haven’t seen them in over a decade. Two places where the M belongs more frequently. As far as meeting Alabama in JerryWorld for a semifinal, I think our defense would keep it competitive but it’s probably a tough climb. But getting Washington State again the the Rose Bowl would be kind of sweet, and we’d likely win. 

The floor for this season (likely win next two, possible lose to OSU and miss the B10CC) is still a visit to the Rose Bowl at this point, unless no B1G team makes the playoff in which case OSU would go to the Rose Bowl but we’re still a lock for a NY6 bowl. 

11/02/2018 - 4:15pm This is why I questioned why…

This is why I questioned why Harbaugh would do this now, for this game. Why not against basketball rival Indiana at the end of the year? If there were some boos before the Indiana game it wouldn't be as big a deal as before a much better opponent with an army of top-level recruits watching. 

Having said that, I expect there to be mostly cheers anyway. I'll cheer really loud in the spirit of the game that's about to start, even though I'm pretty done with Webber. 

11/02/2018 - 12:37pm I don't know, part of me…

I don't know, part of me doesn't want to think about what happens if Tommy Stevens comes in and goes all McGloin on us. Look at the Mullens kid for SF last night against the Raiders. Weird things happen with oddball QB's in oddball situations. 

11/02/2018 - 12:28pm DPJ had the two best TD…

DPJ had the two best TD calls of the year. I'm not sure which I love more: 

His TD against Maryland after he was just being checked out for a concussion (Steve Levy): "It's  Peoples-Jones!!! I guess he's fine!! Donavan Peoples-Jones! Touchdown Michigan!"

The dagger against MSU (Gus): "Peoples-Jones!!! Dahn the sahd-lahn!! Peoples-Jones! Touch-dahn Wolv-ah-rines!!"  

10/31/2018 - 3:17pm Shouldn't Minnesota-Duluth,…

Shouldn't Minnesota-Duluth, St. Cloud State, Providence, Gonzaga, Duke, Virginia, and so forth round out the top 25? Doesn't change Michigan's #2 ranking but aren't we cherry-picking all football for the rest of the "TOTAL" rankings list? 

10/29/2018 - 9:50pm Bush? Recorded in black and…

Bush? Recorded in black and white? Earlier this summer? For 30 seconds? In front of 12 people?

10/29/2018 - 6:18pm I would have waited until…

I would have waited until Indiana (more relevant to basketball) and in the meantime I would have hoped that he would make some sort of statement. Probably an apology or remorse or something. Then if Harbaugh wants to do this, more power to him, he's kind of the emperor. In case you can't tell, my enthusiasm about this is pretty low. 

10/29/2018 - 1:42pm I think this game will go…

I think this game will go similar to Wisconsin. Feel each other out, we score first, they score almost immediately, it gets tense for a minute, but then our home field and defense gradually smother them into submission. Maybe no McCaffrey run at the end but I could see a pick six. 

I also believe that the combination of a bye week + it being Penn State will help Nordin. Supposed to rain a little but low wind. Maybe he can get us 3-6 points we normally wouldn't have gotten in the last couple games. 

27-21 with the game being well in hand at the end with little risk of a go-ahead score. PSU's final TD comes pretty late.  

10/23/2018 - 3:35pm If we win out, our…

If we win out, our consolation prize would be the Rose Bowl. What sucks is that if we were to lose in Columbus to a now 1-loss team rather than undefeated OSU, there was still a good chance the Rose would take us as the "second best" B1G team, and 12-0 OSU would go to the playoff. But with that Purdue loss, 11-1 OSU gets the Rose Bowl and no playoff.  

I also think we're guaranteed at least a NY6 bowl if we win the next 3. 

So, anyway Bacon is right ... but our floor is rising, too. 

10/23/2018 - 7:14am The Science Channel has some…

The Science Channel has some good shows. I like Mysteries of the Abandoned.

10/21/2018 - 8:42pm Nick Holt!

Nick Holt!

10/21/2018 - 7:48am So by “beat the only team to…

So by “beat the only team to beat them” you mean they’d beat Texas in the B12 championship game? 

That’s conceivable, and that’s where as much as we loved watching OSU get its ass handed to them last night, it would be better to beat them when they’re still undefeated. I think if OU were to get revenge on Texas convincingly, our win over OSU might not look as good now. 

There’s also the possibility that USC beats ND or something like that, lessening the value of that “loss.” 

And in the “We’re getting WAY ahead of ourselves” department, we still need to beat PSU and take care of a decent-looking Indiana.

If we go into OSU at 10-1, our worst-case scenario consolation prize is an NY6 bowl and depending on who wins/loses the B1GCC, probably the Rose Bowl. OSU wins the B1GCC, the West champ won’t get the Rose Bowl over us. If OSU loses, either team might go to the Rose over us but we’d still go to Glendale or Atlanta. 

10/20/2018 - 11:51pm And Pistons

And Pistons

10/20/2018 - 11:46pm Did we just become the best…

Did we just become the best team in the Big Ten???

Yup!!!

10/20/2018 - 11:13pm This is so fun. 

This is so fun. 

10/20/2018 - 11:03pm I don’t feel badly for any…

I don’t feel badly for any of these OSU fans at all. 

10/20/2018 - 10:38pm So is Blough doing his best…

So is Blough doing his best Shea Patterson or should we just be glad Shea is fully capable of doing his best David Blough against OSU? 

10/20/2018 - 10:37pm Looks familiar

Looks familiar

10/20/2018 - 10:16pm Nick Holt!

Nick Holt!

10/20/2018 - 9:55pm Michigan-Purdue in the Big…

Michigan-Purdue in the Big Ten Championship Game? Who’da thunk it?

10/20/2018 - 9:53pm Ohio State can lose any time…

Ohio State can lose any time they’d like. 

10/20/2018 - 8:32pm I do. 

I did.

10/20/2018 - 5:49pm I loved DPJ’s “Paul Bunyan…

I loved DPJ’s “Paul Bunyan pose” after the long touchdown catch.

10/07/2018 - 2:52pm An undefeated West Virginia…

An undefeated West Virginia vs. Clemson in that scenario (in the committee’s mind for that fourth spot, I mean), would be an interesting comparison. Then also the fact that both of them would have won their 12th game in the conference championship (WVU beats Texas, Clemson beats Miami) vs. Notre Dame with no 12th game. 

10/07/2018 - 2:47pm Yeah you need to use the…

Yeah you need to use the transitive property at least to some extent when ranking these teams. There are six top-shelf undefeated teams. The next ranked one-loss teams should be any of those who lost to one of the top six. In this case, Michigan should be 7 based on thier only loss being AT #5 ND, and Penn State #8 based on their only loss being to #3 at HOME. Then Texas for beating the former #6 team I guess, then Oklahoma and THEN Washington. 

10/06/2018 - 1:39pm Griese just is not a big…

Griese just is not a big Harbaugh fan. 

10/05/2018 - 3:50pm That's not a good sign. 

That's not a good sign. 

10/03/2018 - 1:46pm I have the BTN Football in…

I have the BTN Football in 60 DVR'd if you want to come over and watch it. I'm in Iowa ... for a little while. 

09/26/2018 - 9:20pm You seem on the fence about…

You seem on the fence about trying this yourself. 

09/20/2018 - 3:33pm I'm not looking, and…

I'm not looking, and certainly not now. 

09/14/2018 - 4:38pm They get a touchdown and…

They get a touchdown and extra point, then get a safety taken away from them. 

09/13/2018 - 1:34pm Maybe this isn't the exact…

Maybe this isn't the exact right thread to ask this question in, but I've seen only limited talk so far of moving Bredeson out to LT. We did that with Braden in 2016 and I recall that it went at least ok. This would allow for a Onwenu-Spanellis-Ruiz interior (with either Span or Ruiz at C). Then you'd just roll with whoever between Hudson and JBB (or even Runyan) seems to be "the guy" at RT. When you then look at us having Steuber and Mayfield, plus Runyan and Hudson/JBB coming off the bench, man it seems like we have decent depth on the OL. 

This is all predicated on Bredeson sufficing at LT. I'm envisioning a floor-ceiling somewhere around freshman Cole/senior Braden.