|01/07/2019 - 7:31pm||WTF||
|01/05/2019 - 9:54am||Only time I ever had a coach…||
Only time I ever had a coach put his hands on me was my JV BBall coach (who was a lot shorter than me) who grabbed me by the ears to yank me down to his level and yell in my face to get my head out of my ass. Not really all that terrible, and he was right about the ass part, but I think there's a larger point - we were a really bad team trying to run Indiana's Motion Offense and I was completely clueless what I was supposed to do. I never was and never have been as confused in a sport in my entire life. We didn't practice proper boxing out, shooting form, or anything unimportant like that, but we were going to run Motion. High school coaches trying to be 'The General' was a thing back then; it wasn't enough to try to duplicate the schemes, apparently, you had to emulate the demeanor and personality, too.
I imagine football coaches were trying to be Bo, Woody, and Bear.
|12/05/2018 - 11:05pm||"...two weeks before NSD..."…||
"...two weeks before NSD..."
Exactly my first thought when I saw the headline about this.
|12/05/2018 - 1:13am||Was that when he tried to…||
Was that when he tried to take it into two defenders under the basket? That was part of a sequence he had that was not his best few minutes of basketball. Probably part of what Beilein was referring to when he said Iggy made some mistakes.
|12/05/2018 - 1:04am||This is almost exactly what…||
This is almost exactly what I feared might happen when we faced a good defensive team. Not exactly what I feared, because neither Simpson nor Matthews were on the FT line for a one and one - down a point with no time left on the clock.
|12/05/2018 - 12:59am||I really wish he'd nail down…||
I really wish he'd nail down his damned pivot foot. Seems like he gets caught on that little "footsie shuffle" thing at least once a game. But damn, does he ever have some quick hands on defense.
|11/28/2018 - 11:48pm||Yeah - 11/23 from the line…||
Yeah - 11/23 from the line. Afraid it will bite us at some point.
|11/28/2018 - 11:43pm||Kind of like someone gave me…||
Kind of like someone gave me mouthwash after the crap sandwich I was forced to eat Saturday. I still need a complete brush, floss, and dental cleaning, but it helps.
|11/25/2018 - 4:48pm||We got a couple favorable…||
We got a couple favorable spots, too, and the helmet on the ball was a catch and fumble. First time in my, let's just say more than a couple decades, of watching Michigan football when I've felt we got the calls. The Game could have been a lot worse.
|11/24/2018 - 4:49pm||What questions? I wouldn't…||
What questions? I wouldn't know where to start.
|11/24/2018 - 4:13pm||Jeebus||
|11/18/2018 - 1:35am||You think they kept…||
You think they kept offensive stuff in their pockets, but allowed Patterson to run and take hits? I did not like seeing the runs in traffic, but they saved our butts a couple times.
|11/18/2018 - 1:27am||I really don't know, but I'd…||
I really don't know, but I'd guess it's like free-throw shooting where mind and muscle are all out of whack. If it's not some sort of injury, he's going to need some down time during the off season to get it sorted out. If he hasn't blown coach's confidence: unfortunately for him, he left the door open and the competition just walked in.
|11/18/2018 - 1:21am||Perhaps, but it sure would…||
Perhaps, but it sure would've been a lot more difficult.
|11/18/2018 - 12:39am||"We got to see a competent…||
"We got to see a competent kicking game as well."
This is a pretty big deal. Knowing you've got 3 points in your back pocket changes what you can call once you get near the red zone. And you know opposing defenses were aware of those struggles, too, and what they mean you're likely to try to do to compensate.
|11/18/2018 - 12:29am||I think you're right; at the…||
I think you're right; at the same time, it was another one of those wins that felt too much like a loss. Foolishly, I was expecting it to be a lot easier. Besides the injuries, it was most deflating when Shea had to start pulling to get the first down - it meant the coaches knew that the risk to Shae was less than the risk we'd lose. I hate that it was necessary pre-OSU.
|11/18/2018 - 12:03am||I was thinking exactly this…||
I was thinking exactly this. That Stepaniak dude needs to be taken to the woodshed.
|11/14/2018 - 10:44pm||But who else does the hoops…||
But who else does the hoops team need revenge against? UNC? Beat everyone who beat us in a title game? Took out Louisville during the tourney ...
1965 - UCLA
1976 - Indiana
1992* - Duke
1993* - UNC
2013 - Louisville* X
2018 - Villanova X
|11/14/2018 - 10:24pm||The hoops team just had a …||
The hoops team just had a "Revenge Tour"(TM) of it's own tonight.
|11/07/2018 - 10:47pm||I am glad we're having this…||
I am glad we're having this discussion.
|11/04/2018 - 5:24pm||Joe Pa? Harbaugh? HELL no!||
Joe Pa? Harbaugh? HELL no!
|11/03/2018 - 11:03pm||Shit, that's SEC recruiting,…||
Shit, that's SEC recruiting, alright. I wonder how much the bag men paid for that walk?
|11/03/2018 - 10:48pm||What if Georgia catches…||
What if Georgia catches Alabama napping in the SEC Championship game? Would beating 'Bama versus us beating a 3 or 4 loss B1G team be enough for them to vault us? I would suspect so.
|11/03/2018 - 10:25pm||Not sure how important he'd…||
Not sure how important he'd be for the games themselves, but I hate that he'll miss development time for his future.
|11/03/2018 - 10:20pm||"...I think Michigan has…||
"...I think Michigan has that gear available if it needs it."
I feel you, and I sure hope needing it becomes a problem! But we still have 4 games to win before that hope becomes a real possibility.
|11/03/2018 - 10:00pm||It looks to me like they…||
It looks to me like they pretty much do the same thing all game. But the defense being so damn good forces their defense out on the field so much that the grind turns them to dust by the 3rd/4th quarter.
Then, our drives don't stall as much because we're getting larger chunks per play. They have to respond to this, making stuff available that maybe wasn't there in the first half. It builds on itself because the opponent's offense also has to start taking risks, which leads to pick sixes, and such.
I like it.
|11/03/2018 - 9:40pm||Yes. You make that luck by…||
Yes. You make that luck by smothering the run plays, locking down receivers and just generally chasing and knocking the quarterback out of his comfort zone all day. If he only has two, maybe three, chances in a game to make a big play, he's more likely to screw it up because it's completely unexpected when it happens.
|11/03/2018 - 9:34pm||No one we've played has been…||
No one we've played has been big enough to consistently run right at us, which is what you have to do. 'Bama is, LSU is. I really want the opportunity to worry about this.
|11/03/2018 - 9:29pm||It's not that he had bad…||
It's not that he had bad form on the throw to Watson; it's that he telegraphed it. I mean he totally stared him down. It could have easily been picked off by his own guy.
|11/03/2018 - 9:20pm||I'd really like to see this…||
I'd really like to see this get fixed. It feels like it's going to be important at some point.
|10/27/2018 - 1:34am||They both tried to marry…||
They both tried to marry Michigan grads, but their proposals couldn't get accepted.
|10/27/2018 - 12:37am||Well, one of the most…||
Well, one of the most enduring things Bo left us is that it's about the team. The team is 'Michigan.' Not Bo's Michigan, or Lloyd's, or Beilein's, or Yost's, and not just the sports. National Champion and All-American, or not, you forfeit all your good will in a hurry when you show the world you've forgotten that.
|10/27/2018 - 12:23am||Yup. Quit listening to him a…||
Yup. Quit listening to him a couple years ago during his 'Rays Of Light' segments with Sam and Ira. He always came off negative towards the program and very know-it-all-y. Then he started sounding like my MSU-alum brother; as in going out of his way to find and point out wrong stuff about Michigan. This bothered me, but at first I thought maybe, as someone who'd been around the game a lot more I was, he knew something I didn't. But when he started criticizing Don Brown and down-playing his success with the defense, I knew he was full of shit and maybe bitter or something. So I simply tuned him out.
|10/26/2018 - 9:09pm||Nah, it was mitigated - we…||
Nah, it was mitigated - we eventually got Harbaugh.
|10/21/2018 - 2:26pm||Yes, it's a matter of…||
Yes, it's a matter of perspective - they see themselves as/desire to be equals to Alabama and should therefore be blowing out the Purdues of the world by 40 - 50 points each week. Given that expectation, their reaction could be seen as somewhat understandable.
|10/21/2018 - 1:50pm||“That's what we tried to do,…||
“That's what we tried to do, 60 minutes of unnecessary roughness."
Lest anyone should forget: http://www.annarbor.com/sports/um-football/michigan-state-plays-dirty-but-its-michigans-lack-of-physicality-that-does-it-in/
|10/21/2018 - 1:33pm||He hitched on his approach…||
He hitched on his approach on at least one of them. That could be on the snap and hold or his timing. It's really hard to say, but he didn't look settled and it just didn't look good from pre-snap all the way through. If it isn't an injury thing, you can be sure they'll be putting in tons of reps over the next couple weeks. Really hoping it gets sorted out soon; if it does, with his range, he goes from liability to potential game-changing weapon.
|10/21/2018 - 1:09pm||With what Warriner is doing…||
With what Warriner is doing with this line, maybe we really don't have to be all doom and gloom when someone goes down (besides obviously feeling bad for the kid, of course). You have to figure he could be working up all the guys like he has JBB/Runyan.
|10/20/2018 - 11:08pm||I admit it. I came out of my…||
I admit it. I came out of my dungeon at the close of the game today and told the wife the final score. She said "I'm sorry."
I was like "No, we won!"
"Really?!? Well it sure didn't sound like it!"
|10/20/2018 - 11:03pm||I'll take it, because it…||
I'll take it, because it could be a lot worse; we all must know this by now.
|10/20/2018 - 10:58pm||I'm really hoping I just don…||
I'm really hoping I just don't know crap about play calling (which is true) and a lot of what I thought was head scratching was merely setting the stage for later success.
|10/20/2018 - 10:44pm||Instead, we covered the…||
Instead, we covered the spread. It was Michigan by 7.5, I believe.
|10/20/2018 - 9:45pm||Maybe Uche is really, really…||
Maybe Uche is really, really good in his own right and the rest of the team stepped up some when they lost Gary. Or the defense is just playing at a higher level because they're improving as they play. And it's a coincidence that Gary happens to be out while it's happening.
|10/20/2018 - 9:19pm||I know! What the hell?!? I…||
I know! What the hell?!? I was waiting for the chuckle after that; I thought surely he had to be kidding.
|10/20/2018 - 9:14pm||Well, I love how we've…||
Well, I love how we've learned to play the carom. The one to Gentry was a key play we needed to get field position back.
|10/20/2018 - 9:06pm||Yeah, it irritated me more…||
Yeah, it irritated me more than it should have when the announcer was going on as if MSU's backup QB had somehow ignited that drive! 4 straight penalties. I was like, "Put that idiot on his back and end this thing!" And what do you know? They were listening! They can hear us!
|10/20/2018 - 12:32am||Dammit! I live in Winston…||
Dammit! I live in Winston-Salem area and just figured this out (DirecTv). No Antenna Network...if I can't figure out a good stream of for this I'm going to be pretty hard to be around tomorrow.
Edit: it looks like it's available to stream through DirecTv app and web site. . .I've lived here for 20 years and this is the first time I've had this problem since before the BTN started. This Fox deal sucks.
|10/14/2018 - 5:47pm||Except for App St., PSU did…||
Except for App St., PSU did not beat up on them. Instead of being one of those 'down' games, maybe it was actually telling?
|10/13/2018 - 8:27pm||Up the middle, Up the middle…||
Up the middle, Up the middle, Up the middle, Up the middle, Load the box, end around...6 points.
|10/09/2018 - 12:16am||Well, I find it difficult to…||
Well, I find it difficult to believe he won't completely change his tune if they beat us in a couple weeks.