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12/11/2018 - 5:06pm Fair enough. We don't live…

Fair enough. We don't live in the 20th century anymore; fans and media organizations are reporting on what I think is a dumb tweet from OSU. What do you think people will see? You may think my idea is dumb but it is time to expose the narrative of Ohio State football. They are clinically obsessed with us to the point that certain ethics fly out the window in pursuit of a victory over our football program.

Easy to respond to the sour grapes argument by claiming that it is indefensible for a coach to protect a staffer who beats his spouse.

12/11/2018 - 4:50pm You have a problem with the…

You have a problem with the rich history of Buckeye football?

As far as I am concerned if they want to keep the history of  the 2018 game front and center then we should keep their history front and center.

12/11/2018 - 4:34pm I didn't want to create a…

I didn't want to create a snowflake thread for this post so apologies for doing some thread hijacking.

 

Someone with the ability needs to create a counter video... 

Video should be entitled "Ohio's Reality"

Scene one shows Woody Hayes punching the Clemson athlete, Charlie Bauman, and then refusing to resign.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=25&v=HmoIjMr1BZs

Scene two should show a picture of a hand exchanging memorabilia for cash and then followed by Jim Tressel denying any wrong doing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3D5or2qhYw

Scene three should fade to black with a woman screaming "No Zach, Stop it" (Presumably Shelley) with a scene following with Urban Meyer denying he knew anything.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEccAVs2tF0

Final scene "Celebrated men in Columbus, an Ohio reality!"

YES I AM ANGRY. Someone produce this please and let's circulate it. Let's make that the focus instead of the 62 points.

12/11/2018 - 4:28pm Someone with the ability…

Someone with the ability needs to create a counter video... 

Video should be entitled "Ohio Reality"

Scene one shows Woody Hayes punching the Clemson athlete and then refusing to resign

Scene two should show a picture of a hand exchanging memorabilia for cash and then followed by Jim Tressel denying any wrong doing

Scene three should fade to black with a woman screaming "No Zach, Stop it" (Presumably Shelley) with a scene following with Urban Meyer denying he knew anything.

Final scene "Celebrated men in Columbus, an Ohio reality!"

YES I AM ANGRY. Some produce this please and let's circulate it. Let's make that the focus instead of the 62 points.


Would love it if someone like Mello could do this.

12/09/2018 - 1:17pm Wonder what Ole Miss would…

Wonder what Ole Miss would look like today if it were a blue blood program with history like Alabama. They surely were well on their way to becoming an NFL factory.

12/09/2018 - 1:09pm After reading through three…

After reading through three pages of thoughts on bagmen, I am astounded.

Arguments were presented as follows:

1) If cheating was rampant then you would hear about it more
2) Michigan has bagmen too
3) Alabama offers the chance to win championships and go to the NFL
4) We gave up 62 points to OSU

First, cheating IS rampant. We learned of a federal investigation this summer of involvement by Adidas (A major US company) to funnel players via payment to specific programs. This had gone on for YEARS without any of those players saying a word. North Carolina was delivering paper classes for decades to players. I could go on but it is stupid to think programs don't cheat because "if they did players would talk."

Second, Michigan does not have bag men. If Michigan did then Alabama couldn't touch them. Yeah Alabama would get some prized recruits but Michigan would be ranked #1 in recruiting if they decided to pay players. We don't and that is why we lose players like Laquon Treadwell not to Alabama but to Ole Miss.

Third, Michigan offers players just as much a chance to succeed and move onto the NFL as Alabama. Michigan is one of the few programs that can boast of a coach who has succeeded in both leagues and has a brother currently coaching in the league. Yeah Nick Saban has National Championships in a format that is tilted toward blue blood programs but he failed in a league that has parity. This is not to say that Saban is a horrible coach but to say that Harbaugh is a better one (anyone who thinks that Harbaugh can't win National Championships with Bama's talent is a fool).

Last, the 62 points given up to OSU hurts in the short term. Michigan just needs a win or two over OSU to start and then more of those five star athletes will come. Michigan had an amazing class after winning the 97 national title and would have had a second NC in 99 if it weren't for Drew Henson. Michigan gets to one playoff then their star will rise. No they are not a tier 2 program, they just have a lot of negative publicity because of the need to dig out of a hole caused from two bad coaching hires.

The last game sucked but Michigan with Jim Harbaugh will win championships.

 

11/24/2018 - 5:48pm Now that I can't argue and…

Now that I can't argue and its possible that our record versus OSU would be different as well since the matchup would have been Harbaugh vs Tressel for the start of that decade. Alas, we did not see Harbaugh coach the Michigan sideline for those beginning years and the nineties are arguably better because of it.

11/24/2018 - 5:34pm Simple explanation for the…

Simple explanation for the loss is Michigan got owned in the trenches on both sides of the ball.

11/24/2018 - 5:32pm Three of those years had…

Three of those years had outright Big 10 championships. Seven of those years resulted in victories over Ohio State. One of those years resulted in a national championship.

Sure the number of 10 win seasons this decade has been similar but we would have only snuffed one co-championship in that time and one victory over Ohio State.

Sorry but 90s > 2010s

Also, I realize there is still one year to go and Michigan could very well win the national championship but until that happens the 1990s were a far superior decade.

11/24/2018 - 5:23pm Ohio State considers their…

Ohio State considers their season to be one game long.

11/24/2018 - 5:11pm I get called a [email protected]$ and…

I get called a [email protected]$h and respond with the word scrub and you call me an immature asshat?

I can only imagine the contempt you have for Coach Harbaugh's demeanor. I am entitled to my opinion and that opinion was drilled into me by historical expectations of men far greater than you.

Now go enjoy your 10 and 2 along with a side loss of 62 to 39.

11/24/2018 - 5:06pm Check Michigan's record…

Check Michigan's record versus Wisconsin. A successful season for Michigan will never be determined by what it does against Wisconsin and it never will.
 

You are probably a young fan which is fine but talk to anyone over the age of 35 including any Michigan football athlete and they will correct you on expectations.

11/24/2018 - 4:59pm The one who began as a…

The one who began as a Michigan football fan in the 90s scrub.

Michigan won several Big 10 championships then and barely lost to OSU. Michigan hasn't won a Big 10 championship since 2004 and has only beaten OSU once.

Michigan's season is measured by two goals: Winning the Big 10 championship and beating OSU. We did neither and thus the season is a failure.

11/24/2018 - 4:56pm NO WE DID NOT!

NO WE DID NOT!

11/22/2018 - 11:25pm We need this so we can have…

We need this so we can have some new victory footage for you to post.

11/04/2018 - 8:25am Spot on. 
I would like to…

Spot on. 

I would like to add that Michigan was actually an incompletion and a penalty from surrendering 14 points in the first half which makes taking points when you can all the more crucial. Penn State thankfully screwed up their opportunities but Alabama won't.

11/04/2018 - 8:08am The issue is being in field…

The issue is being in field goal range while both refusing to go for the field goal and going for it on fourth and short. If you desire to gain some points from the drive then a field goal would be optimal. I am unsure if Coach Harbaugh lacks the confidence in Nordin making the kick why we can't try someone else to make an attempt.

The way in which Michigan is pigeonholed into punting on a stalled drive between the 35 and 45 will eventually hurt them.

11/02/2018 - 7:16pm Brian needs to drop some LBs!

Brian needs to drop some LBs! That is a horrible picture of him.

11/02/2018 - 8:54am The national championship…

The national championship will always be mythical. You cannot have a 100+ team league which is what College Football is and have a true "national champion." 

If you have a resume equal to the CFP winner and get voted by a selector for a national championship then you should claim it. Doesn't matter what the CFP committee says.

10/31/2018 - 8:33pm Bo disagrees with you.

Bo disagrees with you.

https://www.sportsforthesoul.com/bo-schembechler-emphasize-execution-not-innovation/

 

Now I have to admit, there was a time when I doubted if fundamentals were still enough to produce top-notch football teams. I even wondered if the game had passed me by.

This crisis of confidence occurred after our infamous 1984 season, when we finished 6-6. In the offseason, I went to one of the national coaching conferences with a few hundred other coaches, and they had some hotshot young high school coach from California explain his new whiz-bang system of defense.

That really caught my eye. I’m thinking, Maybe our approach at Michigan is just too simple to succeed in the modern era. Boy, that was an awful feeling.

But after this guy finishes his slide show, someone in the audience asks, “If your defensive schemes are so great, then why did your team give up 400 yards a game last season?”

The hotshot replied—and I will never forget this—“We were just a poor tackling team.”

Well, hell! That tells you all you need to know! You throw out 50 percent of that fancy stuff, and spend 15 more minutes every day practicing the most basic thing in football: TACKLING. That’s all!

I walked out of that auditorium, and I knew what we were going to do: Get back to basics! Get back to Michigan football! And I was determined that we were going to do it better than anyone else.

 

10/31/2018 - 4:26pm Bo ran an odd defensive…

Bo ran an odd defensive scheme and we can see his record. Bo was also a student of the game and I forget where but he mentioned going to a conference where they talked about the latest fancy defensive scheme and Bo asked a couple questions on fundamentals and results. The speaker didn't have adequate answers and this reassured Bo that fundamentals trumped scheme.

10/31/2018 - 2:25pm Get out of here. He is…

Get out of here. He is highly entertaining and a welcome break from your typical presser.

10/30/2018 - 8:38am I would rather have heard…

I would rather have heard Coach Harbaugh talk about his thoughts on World War II or some non-football related topic that matters to him.

I don't blame him for the answers; I blame the press for uninformed lazy questions. "Can you talk about..." NO!

10/26/2018 - 12:38pm Sure because you can't…

Sure because you can't easily observe those players taking two to three steps without a dribble in their drive.

I will gladly take the negs as any fool can carry a basketball.

Oh I will see your dumb and call you an idiot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjM4z-M7gcA

10/26/2018 - 11:44am When those freak athletes…

When those freak athletes can learn to dribble the ball without traveling while progressing to the hoop then I will watch again. The lack of officiating has allowed the skill level in the NBA to drop considerably.

10/26/2018 - 2:06am I think his point its not…

I think his point its not just the idea that SEC is paying players it is that they are doing so against the rules. You don't like it then figure out a way to force the NCAAs hand. If you are fine with it then realize that our wins, titles, and championships don't mean jack squat.

10/26/2018 - 1:50am This assumes they do not get…

This assumes they do not get excited new blood and the OP says that Franklin can recruit. The major issue that the PSU coach has right now is the loss of Moorhead. Moorhead was an offensive genius and someone I wish was Michigan's offensive coordinator. Think of all the national championships we could win with him and Don Brown? Drools!

10/23/2018 - 8:37am Apologies if this seems…

Apologies if this seems after the fact or if my exuberance for an idea seems over the top but I think we all can see a dramatic increase of after the play incidents coming from MSU and I wonder if charted information would be helpful. I don't see the number of incidents declining and I think eventually this is going to result in a serious injury to a Michigan player.

For everyone who has stated that MSU week is over, it is over for the players; we fans can focus on MSU at any point in time. I know some of you on this board have a lust for analyzing game film and thought it might be something to look at.

10/21/2018 - 8:09pm Just saw the replay and…

Just saw the replay and Coach Harbaugh point at his head for the players to "be smart" but he was working off of incomplete data. In my mind Onwenu was playing smart for if that Spartan was allowed to continue he could have seriously hurt Ruiz.

Good job Onwenu with protecting your teammate.

10/20/2018 - 11:22pm Iowa last season

Iowa last season

10/20/2018 - 7:01pm Tweets for you!


“Sometimes…


Tweets for you!

“Sometimes your little brother starts acting up, and you just gotta put them in place.” - Chase Winovich on FOX after Michigan beat MSU. pic.twitter.com/3DtCxvjOAy

— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) October 20, 2018

 

I’d like to take this moment to apologize... FOR ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! Go Blue!

— Chase Winovich (@Chase_Winovich) October 20, 2018

 

10/04/2018 - 6:39pm I could touch on many of the…

I could touch on many of the points already addressed but I have a solution. Why not just package the tickets to the games that students want to attend (IE Penn State, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Ohio State) and sell them for the same price as a season ticket? The rest of the uninteresting or "cream puff" matchups sell all those tickets to the general public.

Same goes for Alabama and their students not attending easy games dilemma.

I am sure a quick survey can be done to gauge interest from the students prior to the sale of tickets. BONUS: You still provide students an experience they desire to cement their love for the university while offering the public more opportunities to attend and still make profit!

08/27/2018 - 5:43pm I would prefer to think of…

I would prefer to think of it as making sure he doesn't create controversy in the Michigan program when none exists.

Although I would preferred him to answer the question on Durkin's actions while coaching at Michigan. Those actions I guess are irrelevant as Durkin hasn't been at Michigan in over two seasons.

08/26/2018 - 1:35pm Your first paragraph is spot…

Your first paragraph is spot on. I realize 2.5 million is a small figure to ESPN but even money making machines can fail. The network should have sent her packing with nothing just like CEOs who destroy companies should get paid nothing to leave. I never have understood the need to pay millions for failure and I never will.

If the contract did not have a performance clause and thus the reason for the payout then ESPN should alter their future contracts with on-air talent.

08/26/2018 - 1:28pm Those who enjoy professional…

Those who enjoy professional sports programming care. Professional and sports were two areas in which Jemele failed. ESPN has decided to focus on those two areas again so they cut Jemele.

08/26/2018 - 12:57pm This will go well. In fact,…

This will go well. In fact, this is a pos-bang! We need positive representatives from the state of Michigan. Jemele Hill is not one of them.

08/26/2018 - 12:56pm 2.5 million dollars to be…

2.5 million dollars to be fired. Hopefully ESPN learned their lesson.

08/23/2018 - 8:51pm This post was so awesome to…

This post was so awesome to read! I expect us to have the tactical know how to get the operation completed quickly. We don't want a long drawn out war to conflict with the football season.

08/23/2018 - 8:38pm This is what I am talking…

This is what I am talking about!

08/23/2018 - 8:29pm Perhaps.
You have seen the…

Perhaps.

You have seen the response. Chanting profanities against Michigan following the ruling. Zach Smith's lawyer blaming the victim. Those that want to kill the messenger McMurphy.

Even in the "punishment" doled out by the University much of the response has been centered around their obsession with us.

08/23/2018 - 8:24pm It would be much simpler to…

It would be much simpler to to sign a phony peace treaty, send a special force team to capture a nuclear missile site, and just nuke the entire state from orbit. 

 

The Michigan difference! We have 1,000,000 strong with firearms training. Can I count on you to rally the Minnesota faithful? I mean we can put aside dispute over a water jug to take out a common enemy.

Also, I like your quick reply which reveals that you have already thought about this extensively. Perhaps we can draft you in as a general? :D

08/23/2018 - 8:20pm Don't you go soft on me…

Don't you go soft on me soldier.

08/23/2018 - 8:14pm HAHAHA!
I am still bitter…

HAHAHA!

I am still bitter over this decision. Forgot to add how the Big 10 gifted Ohio State a trip to the 1974 Rose Bowl against established practice. Could include the 2016 crock of a contest as well.

The Buckeyes have long since developed a history of outside interference to aid them. What President of a University passes off disciplinary action of a head coach in an ethical issue to the Board of Trustees?

I am certain we could take them!

08/20/2018 - 11:11am Pete Finebaum has integrity…

Pete Finebaum has integrity issues; that much was clear when he labeled Harbaugh a cheater despite the rules being followed. We should not care what Pete thinks about OSU.

Also, does the Big 10 have a PR machine similar to the SEC?

08/17/2018 - 4:28pm They most certainly are…

They most certainly are ducking quality teams in a road atmosphere.

08/17/2018 - 2:26pm Alabama's dynasty will be…

Alabama's dynasty will be secure for quite some time for the following reasons.

1) Talent disparity. If you have the better talent then you will win the bulk of your games in college football. This is much of the reason Michigan has the best winning percentage and overall victory lead. A program like Rutgers may have been around longer but Michigan has had the better talent throughout the years.

2) Clever scheduling. Alabama always schedules a bye or a cupcake right before a tough test. This effectively gives them two weeks preparation for the LSUs and the Auburns of the world. They are also aided by the fact that the SEC only plays eight game schedules whereas the Big 10 plays nine game conference schedules. This allows Alabama to work in those weeks off prior to big matchups.

3) No road games. The last time Alabama played a true road game against a traditional powerhouse team out of conference was 2011! You read that right; seven years ago. Alabama will play difficult games out of conference but it is always in neutral territory (IE: Dallas, TX against Michigan).

4) Alabama is offered advantages that other teams are not. They won the National Championship last year despite not winning their conference. A previous national championship was won against LSU despite losing to LSU in the regular season. This same opportunity was not offered to #2 Michigan in 2006 after losing to OSU on the road by three points. So Alabama has won two of their five national championships without winning their conference. I don't know of any other team in the modern era that has won a single national championship without winning their conference let alone two.

Remember Nick Saban was a failed NFL coach and a middling Big 10 coach. It was only after he started gain advantages that weren't available to him in those leagues that he started rising to the top of his profession. Alabama's AD and the SEC work hard to keep them on top. Our athletic director does a good job but we have higher standards at Michigan and the Big 10 commissioner is not working to give its conference a competitive advantage.

Look at it another way; do you think the SEC was going crazy over Harbaugh's camps and trips for no good reason? They realized quickly that if he were to continue this effort it would give Michigan an advantage in the recruiting battle. So the SEC furiously petitioned the NCAA and effectively worked to put an end to most of it. We have a brilliant coach.

08/16/2018 - 12:56am I am going to watch all of…

I am going to watch all of these! The season is SO CLOSE!

08/15/2018 - 12:08am Also, you can have the rest…

Also, you can have the rest of the posts, I know you enjoy it. I just wanted to have a little fun in competition.

Thanks for building the excitement in what we hope will be a national championship season.

08/15/2018 - 12:05am I previewed the post once at…

I previewed the post once at 11:54. I didn't click post until 12:00 midnight.

If you want to call that cheating then I accept the loss.

08/15/2018 - 12:01am The Full 1999 Presentation…

The Full 1999 Presentation of Michigan vs. Notre Dame starring freshman Larry Foote and also a Michigan legend at Quarterback