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03/25/2018 - 11:03pm In context

The article's author wants to set up the matchup as "traditional basketball power program" vs, "scrappy underdog with compelling story that everyone is is really cheering for." For that narrative to work, they call us a "blue blood".

01/02/2018 - 12:58am I don't think there's any maybe about it

Look at what Dantonio's done since he's been at MSU. He's an outstanding college coach.

10/08/2017 - 2:08pm Hm

Looked to me (and not just because I'm a U-M fan) like O'Korn lost his footing and fell into the sideline. Didn't look intentional.

10/08/2017 - 12:11pm Folks are understandably frustrated, though

I'm all for having patience, and things are looking better overall than they were before Harbaugh was hired. Nevertheless, this loss stings and it should. Michigan was at home playing a team with less talent and with even more holes to fill than Michigan had. The defense did its job for the most part (although I wonder if some of that had to do with MSU playing safe) and gave the offense opportunities to win. Michigan had a chance to win even on its very last drive, and came up short.

Yes, it's a young team, but even more experienced players struggled. Isaac and O'Korn are fifth-year seniors. Higdon's what, a junior? McDoom's a sophomore - okay, that's still a little inexperienced, but he should have been able to make that catch and he didn't.

Players didn't execute and MSU was better-coached for this game. There needs to be improvements - there's still a chance to make this a good season, but it's got to start now.

10/08/2017 - 11:50am Dantonio is a superior coach

Big Ten championships, a trip to the NC playoff - none of which Michigan has been able to accomplish since Dantonio arrived at MSU. Until U-M can match that, we can't say that Michigan's coaching is as good. It's not and has not been for years.

10/08/2017 - 1:20am At least so far

He definitely is able to get more out of medicore-to-good talent than a lot of other coaches can. You can't argue with what he's been able to achieve with that. Harbaugh may be able to surpass Dantonio at some point. Right now, though, Dantonio's been the better coach.

10/08/2017 - 12:35am I feel kinda the same way

Now, I wouldn't go quite so far as to say that U-M is cursed or that I'm less of a fan now, but I will say that I don't feel losses like this as strongly as I once did. Maybe that's a good thing, now that I think about it.

10/07/2017 - 11:52pm Undefeated? Well, no

I don't think anyone seriously expected U-M to go undefeated this season, especially having lost so many starters.

This was, or at least should have been, a winnable game. First half went poorly, then the U-M defense shut MSU down. U-M got outplayed and outcoached in a game where they shouldn't have been.

This doesn't mean that we should be calling for Harbaugh's head. But there is a lot of work to do and it looks like there's more work needed that most of us thought, I'm guessing.

10/07/2017 - 9:22pm Only down 11

With everything going MSU's way...right now. Still a whole half left to go. Things change.

10/07/2017 - 9:04pm Good coaching

Dantonio is a very good football coach.

10/07/2017 - 8:59pm Dantonio

...hates U-M. You could offer him twice what Harbaugh makes and he'd still refuse.

09/25/2017 - 8:25pm UTL 1 and 2

Were against ND. (2011 and 2013). UTL 3 was against Penn State in 2014.

09/23/2017 - 10:26pm For Sparties

Hating U-M is more important than liking MSU.

09/23/2017 - 6:51pm Bush is everywhere

Seriously. Where doesn't he go?

09/23/2017 - 5:49pm Why none of the broadcast team saw that

I have no idea.

09/23/2017 - 5:49pm Why none of the broadcast team saw that

I have no idea.

09/02/2017 - 7:20pm Loved seeing Eubanks go long

If a TE can do that, look out.

09/01/2017 - 10:34pm Finebaum

Pete Finebaum Would Have A Field Day

I would love for that guy to shut his yap about U-M once they pound Florida. My guess, though, is that he'll have something to say like, "well, Florida wasn't at full strength, so this wasn't a real test of Michigan, blah, blah, blah..." That is, if he hasn't said it already.

 

11/27/2016 - 12:18am That's a very strong claim, though

There are enough games in which one team arguably gets the benefit of poor calls such that we'd need better evidence to prove an intentional effort to give the game to OSU.

11/27/2016 - 12:10am None of that is proof, though

Which is not to say that there couldn't have been something more than incompetence or subtle bias - that's just not enough to prove that there was.

11/26/2016 - 11:55pm Fowler and Herbstreit

They were like, "It looks like Barrett broke the plane of the 15-yard line while he was still in the air." Not sure what they were seeing.

11/26/2016 - 11:49pm Occam's razor

Just bad officiating; can't say it was anything more than that.

11/26/2016 - 11:43pm Three calls

Setting aside the spot on OSU's final TD drive, there are three situations that, to me, were indicative of the disparity in treatment by the officials between U-M and OSU:

1. The first quarter mugging of Darboh. He was effectively tackled after five yards and no flag. Even Herbstreit and Fowler were surprised that the officials missed it.

2. The unsportsmanlike conduct call against Harbaugh. While I do think that Harbaugh needs to be more careful when he's upset and contain his outbursts a little more, I've seen plenty of coaches act similarly and nothing happens. The play sheets weren't thrown at anybody and there was no effect on anyone on the field at all. That was a huge gift to OSU.

3. The missed PI on U-M's final drive in overtime. The OSU defender did almost exactly what Delano Hill did, and what made it worse was that Perry had his hands on the ball (in contrast to the OSU receiver when Hill was called for PI). Even if you agree that Hill should have been called for the PI against OSU, I don't see how anyone can justify letting OSU get away with that.

11/26/2016 - 5:52pm I wouldn't have made that argument

Not until U-M showed that they could actually beat OSU. YMMV.

11/26/2016 - 5:02pm That call kinda surprised me

I've seen coaches act like that or worse and at most get a warning.

11/26/2016 - 4:39pm Defense was great

I don't put any blame on them for the loss. They needed help from the offense and didn't get it.

11/26/2016 - 4:31pm I like Fowler, but

At the end, he couldn't stop talking about the "misery" of U-M at Ohio Stadium. Wanted to punch my TV screen.

11/26/2016 - 4:29pm It may not mean much now

But if you would have told me at the beginning of this year that we'd lead most of the game and have a chance to win at Ohio Stadium in 2OTs, I'd have said no way. U-M got nuked in this game at home last year. There's been progress, even if it doesn't feel like it right now.

11/23/2016 - 12:31am Is your brother-in-law Gregor Samsa?

Is your brother-in-law Gregor Samsa?

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11/20/2016 - 6:41pm I'm not worried, really

That doesn't mean that I think U-M will necessarily win, but I don't see a blowout either way. 

11/20/2016 - 6:39pm Brian and Ace arrogant?

Far from it. They're among the most fair-minded hardcore U-M fans out there, especially considering that Brian owns, and Ace writes for, a blog dedicated to U-M sports. Get out of here with that bullshit.

11/19/2016 - 10:46pm I texted my friends the same thing

Although without the "fucking" part.

11/19/2016 - 10:42pm It's not worth endangering a player's health

If Speight can't go, then he can't go. I don't want to win over Ohio State if it means Speight gets put into a game that he shouldn't be playing in.

11/05/2016 - 11:32pm I don't wish Rodriguez ill

But after his first good year at Arizona, I got tired of the sports pundits who were all like, "maybe the problem was Michigan".

 

Sorry, nope.

11/05/2016 - 4:20pm Normally I'm not one for schadenfreude

But I make an exception for MSU.

11/05/2016 - 4:16pm Alleys

Looks like Dantonio and the Spartans are back to walking in the alleys and not the streets.

10/31/2016 - 1:46pm It's a long story

To be fair to my brother, though, he's a pretty fair-minded MSU fan.

10/31/2016 - 1:29pm In re "did you go to Michigan?"

Honestly, I don't think U-M fans need to give this question, and the inauthenticity it implies, any credibility at all. Sure, if you went to U-M, then say so, but there's no reason why someone who didn't go to the school can't be a fan of the team either.

Plus, it's not like all Spartan fans went to MSU. My brother didn't.

10/29/2016 - 9:28pm There were worse hits that weren't called

And I'm not saying they should have been roughing the passer calls either, but Wormley was clearly trying to let up a bit.

10/01/2016 - 7:09pm Gotta say I'm liking Wiscy's

Gotta say I'm liking Wiscy's chances against OSU after seeing this.

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10/01/2016 - 7:06pm Game management in last 4 minutes or so was very good.

Game management in last 4 minutes or so was very good.

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10/01/2016 - 6:57pm All. American.

All. American.

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10/01/2016 - 6:28pm Good thing I bought a

Good thing I bought a six-pack of session beers. Cause I feel like a session now.

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09/17/2016 - 10:48pm I'm fine with the snowflake threads

I like how they're organized into categories so that you don't have overly long threads, but they're broad enough that a lot of comments would be on topic.

Before, we had too many narrow "species" threads after games. Now we have "genera" threads to put those in.

09/03/2016 - 12:21pm Eh...

...I'm not a fan of the number font, actually. YMMV.

08/30/2016 - 8:48am I feel much the same way

My opinions about Kaepernick's action and Harbaugh's answer aside, I think things will eventually settle down. Frankly, the question shouldn't have even been asked in a press conference about Michigan football.

03/26/2016 - 8:29pm Passes aren't connecting

U-M looking slow now.

03/26/2016 - 8:20pm How did that get out of Racine's glove?

Looks like it bounced right out.

03/26/2016 - 7:20pm That dive was right in front of the ref

Jesus.

11/29/2015 - 12:53pm Thanks

I went to YouTube and of course the comments are mostly people hating on Harbaugh, calling him arrogant and mentally unbalanced and such.