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12/13/2018 - 12:09pm Maybe the culture at other…

Maybe the culture at other schools is as bad as MSU but I don't see other schools denying and papering over a massive criminal conspiracy.  I seriously doubt the worsts alternatives are anything like MSU.

Fuck MSU.  Fuck their football program. Fuck their basketball program.  But most of all fuck their fucking culture.

12/12/2018 - 6:22pm ^^^^THIS!!  Why did Michigan…

^^^^THIS!!  Why did Michigan under Hoke play so well against OSU??

12/12/2018 - 6:19pm Sorry.  I am not convinced. …

Sorry.  I am not convinced.  I am not saying Harbaugh is lying, it's just that there is a difference between doing something and making beating Ohio State (and MSU) the focal point of your season.

Bo ALWAYS wanted to win the Big 10.  So obviously he prepared for OSU as a NECESSARY win to win the Big 10 (as it almost always was).

You can even see it in the season.  OSU played much better in The Game than they did the rest of their season.  Close to vice versa for Michigan.

12/12/2018 - 6:09pm I agree with you and…

I agree with you and mGrowOld.

I think Hoke's teams played better against OSU than they did the rest of the season.

At least this year, Harbaugh's team played worse.  And I am not so sure they played better (compared to their season) in 2015 to 2017 either.

12/12/2018 - 6:01pm Username checks out

Username checks out

12/12/2018 - 5:38pm Not necessarily.  The theory…

Not necessarily.  The theory, above in this thread, makes a lot of sense:

1. Saban tells Hill that Harbaugh is going to the NFL and they really want him but don't have a lot of slots.

2. The next day reports of Harbaugh to the NFL come out.

3. Soon after Saban tells Hill, he has to have a yea or nay right away as he is out of slots.

4. Hill and family decide to flip.

12/12/2018 - 5:26pm Precisely.  I don't get all…

Precisely.  I don't get all of the Sam hate around here. 

I don't love the guy but he has been a very good recruiting reporter for us.  Sometimes he's wrong, but he is mostly right and adds a lot of valuable info. 

People, please lay off!

12/12/2018 - 5:09pm Thanks for a dose of…

Thanks for a dose of rationality.  I don't see how we would want to lose Harbaugh or Brown.  Period.  An equivalent replacement for either one will be very hard to find.

That being said, it would be great if the following happened:

1) Harbaugh assumes there will be times where the offense will have to score 50 points and puts in explosive plays that at least allow for the possibility

2) Brown starts to go more multiple and modifies his defense throughout the year so that when we play Ohio State, the defense is optimized to play against them.

Unfortunately I don't see that happening, but given the historical beatdown, at least it's a possibility.

12/12/2018 - 4:49pm Am I the only person who…

Am I the only person who thinks this is a problem with the ideal of "innocent until proven guilty"?  Or am I just naive??

I mean an accusation serious enough to get you into court can be alleged by almost anyone living with a significant other.

And  there is no need to turn a blind eye or something.  Something on the order of being suspended from the team until your legal case is resolved one way or the other seems like a much more appropriate punishment.

12/11/2018 - 12:34pm What did they show in the…

What did they show in the Ohio State game?  Were they holding back for the playoffs??

12/11/2018 - 12:34pm I would disagree highly…

I would disagree highly about Michigan's recruiting advantages:

1) Michigan has either doesn't pay players or pays them a lot less than other teams do.

2) Michigan actually expects their players "play school"

3) Michigan won't admit just any great football player, you have to meet some academic requirements above and beyond what the NCAA requires

4) Michigan doesn't have as nearly compliant local prosecutors as other schools, violent football players could  actually get charged with felonies

5) Michigan doesn't have as nearly compliant local press as other schools

I think compared to the top 25 (and definitely to the top 10) Michigan is at an even playing field in terms of recruiting

12/11/2018 - 12:23pm Did you your Grandfather…

Did you your Grandfather also say "small sample size?"

12/11/2018 - 12:13pm Dead on.  At one point I…

Dead on.  At one point I thought that Harbaugh was one of the best coaches in college football, but given the handicaps at Michigan (MUCH less cheating here than at most schools, players actually have to go to class, etc) that he might not be able to win big.

Now, I am wondering if he's just a very good, but not elite coach who can't bring a world class offense to the fight no matter the talent level.

12/11/2018 - 11:36am Wow!  So that would mean…

Wow!  So that would mean Haskins goes from being a sure thing 1st rounder / possible top 10 to a guaranteed top 10.

He would have to go then.  If Shea was guaranteed top 10 I would say Shea really should go.  Those kind of chances do not come around often.

12/11/2018 - 11:27am Why kid?  He is certainly…

Why kid?  He is certainly getting paid.

12/11/2018 - 10:56am Is there ANY NFL reporter…

Is there ANY NFL reporter who know anything about college football?  I mean they might guess right once in a blue moon, but AFAIK, they have been basically worthless.

12/11/2018 - 10:53am Viper is part of Don Brown's…

Viper is part of Don Brown's defense.  And except for a few games (three or four at the most) it's been a great defense.

It may be worth it for Brown to modify his defense to better defend against Ohio State but that is a decision for Brown and Harbaugh.

FWIW - Ohio State's offense this year matches up better than their "normal" offense with a running QB.  Not enough to explain giving up 50+ points, but there is something there.

12/10/2018 - 1:32pm I agree with you.  Though…

I agree with you.  Though more like 4 than 5 in the long run.  5 or 6 per year until we are up to 18 or 19.

I am amazed that we only have 14 oline on the team and 2 one year players and 5 two year players.

12/10/2018 - 1:23pm Bullshit!


12/10/2018 - 1:16pm A few caveats:

1) Ohio DID…

A few caveats:

1) Ohio DID play their best game of the year

2) I think they did because Urban gave his win one for me because I am retiring speech.

3) They also did because they saved up a lot more for us than they have most years.

4) I truly believe Don Brown will evolve from this, like he did from the PSU shellacking two years ago.  I think Harbaugh may actually evolve from this.  Maybe you can't just rely on a running game, time of possession, and a great defense.  Maybe sometimes you just need to outscore your opponent.

Time will tell, but things will look better before we play Ohio again.

12/10/2018 - 1:11pm I agree with you completely…

I agree with you completely M-Dog.

We are at a disadvantage, but one that can be overcome.

12/10/2018 - 1:10pm Absolutely agree.  We did…

Absolutely agree.  We did not outscheme Ohio State this year.  Doesn't change the fact that we did outscheme them the last two years.

12/10/2018 - 1:10pm Absolutely agree.  We did…

Absolutely agree.  We did not outscheme Ohio State this year.  Doesn't change the fact that we did outscheme them the last two years.

12/10/2018 - 1:06pm I am pretty sure he could…

I am pretty sure he could still enroll early after the Peach Bowl.

12/10/2018 - 1:05pm Exactly!  Facts don't matter.

Exactly!  Facts don't matter.

12/10/2018 - 1:03pm Don't worry.  Facts don't…

Don't worry.  Facts don't matter.

12/10/2018 - 1:00pm Preponderance of evidence.

Preponderance of evidence.

Majority of posts are highly negative.  Tone of voice is highly negative.

You are a troll.  Luckily for us (and you, I suppose), you are tying to hide your tolldoem some, so now at least it's more interesting that swatting a mosquito.

But you are still a troll.  Get a life.

12/10/2018 - 12:57pm You REALLY don't know…

You REALLY don't know anything about statistics, do you?

There are NO guarantees.  In just about anything.  Any one of us could get into a serious car accident tomorrow.  Almost none of us will.

Until a recruit is locked into a contract, we don't KNOW what school he will go to.  Remember how Higdon flipped at the last minute?

12/10/2018 - 12:54pm Agreed.  Most of our…

Agreed.  Most of our problems are self-inflicted.  However, there has been a LOT of bad luck.  Just not a majority.

12/10/2018 - 12:53pm Ridiculous!  Sam is…

Ridiculous!  Sam is overwhelmingly correct on national recruiting.  A few misses don't mean shit.

12/10/2018 - 9:01am It's true the Harbaugh was…

It's true the Harbaugh was outcoached in the OSU game THIS year.

He did win the coaching battle the first three years.

I am starting to wonder if this was an Urban Meyer equivalence to what Lloyd Carr did in his last game against Florida.

Break ALL the tendencies.  After all, you aren't coming back.

12/10/2018 - 8:45am Hard not to agree with that…

Hard not to agree with that.

Wish Human Element was as good at making websites as they are at making commercials.

12/07/2018 - 9:27am Really?  How do you know?

Really?  How do you know?

12/06/2018 - 9:58am You haven't been on MGoBlog…

You haven't been on MGoBlog very long.

We have duplicate threads all the time.  Each with 100s of replies.  Get used to it.

12/06/2018 - 9:56am Saban can't coach in the NFL…

Saban can't coach in the NFL.  It's too close to an even playing field.

I bet Harbaugh vs Saban in the NFL, Harbaugh wins 7 out of 10, probably 9 out of 10.

Same thing with Meyer.

BUT this is not the NFL and Harbaugh HAS to overcome the disadvantages (clearly out coach) or UM will never win against true top 5 teams.  Period.


12/06/2018 - 9:50am Wow!  I just looked at his…

Wow!  I just looked at his post history.

Whatever The Chancre is, he's not a Michigan fan.

12/05/2018 - 5:46pm Literally LOL'd!!  Would +1…

Literally LOL'd!!  Would +1 if I could.

12/05/2018 - 5:44pm He might only win 75% but it…

He might only win 75% but it is safer to assume 80%.  If can go 80% and wins the first two games against Michigan, he will be around for a long time.

12/05/2018 - 5:35pm Did you stop drinking first?

Did you stop drinking first?

12/04/2018 - 3:01pm Yeah, completely agree.  It…

Yeah, completely agree.  It is sad what people are willing to do to win something, not caring what they lose.

12/04/2018 - 3:00pm Well, he's not a liar yet …

Well, he's not a liar yet (unless that's a job requirement).  Actually he hasn't been proven to be a lying piece of shit yet, so we will have to wait.

But to get a head start, how about:  Go Away Day or You Did Say Day

12/04/2018 - 2:54pm It will be, in a couple of…

It will be, in a couple of years.

12/04/2018 - 1:22pm OSU will always average top…

OSU will always average top 10 recruiting, but they have dominated us with Meyer.  OSU under Tressel may have recruited better than us, but not by a whole lot.

12/04/2018 - 12:46pm And it will have no effect…

And it will have no effect on recruiting?  It will have no perception on UM as a top 10 program?

12/04/2018 - 12:41pm The 5 year contract thing is…

The 5 year contract thing is meaningless.  It is required if you are going to be able to recruit.

12/04/2018 - 12:36pm Agreed.  But it is possible…

Agreed.  But it is possible that Day is almost as good.  And OSU does have a big recruiting advantage over us still.  It is very significant:

Recruting ranking by year

Year    UM    OSU
 18       22    2
 17         5    2
 16        8     4
 15      37     7


12/04/2018 - 12:35pm You are really starting to…

You are really starting to troll it up.

12/04/2018 - 12:34pm Saving up all of their best…

Saving up all of their best offensive plays for us?

12/04/2018 - 12:26pm It WILL help them move up…

It WILL help them move up from 12th this year, but it's possible UM actually has a higher ranking this year.

It will definitely hurt them in the following years unless Day has zero or one loss in the B1G next year.

12/04/2018 - 12:24pm The team knew before The…

The team knew before The Game that Urban was leaving.  That is almost certainly the big difference.  OSU may have won, but not that the way they did.