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11/28/2018 - 10:45pm Meyer obviously has the…

Meyer obviously has the upper hand because he's been winning the head to head but one could argue he got outcoached by Harbaugh the last two years.  If it wasn't for biased officiating the one year and a QB who was a nice enough person but was deer-in-the-headlights on gameday last year, we win both those games.  Harbaugh had the better schemes and gameplans IMO.

And I'm convinced Meyer knew it.  He realized he dodged two huge bullets and prepared his ass off for The Game this year.  He needed to because his highly talented team played like garbage most of the year.  You have to take that into account as well when you evaluate their respective performances.

Then you factor in the nature of competition.  OSU knew they needed their very very best game to have a chance against us.  And maybe we looked at their tape, weren't as impressed, saw some things we thought we should be able to exploit, we had been on this long win streak...recipe for disaster.

I have't bothered to read any X's and O's stuff about their underneath mesh routes because frankly, the whole thing has been very upsetting.  This was the year we were supposed to avenge the last two years that we played well enough to win (except at the QB position last year).

Anyway I love Harbaugh, Brown, Warriner, I believe we have an elite staff and I believe they will figure out how to stop that offense by next year.

11/25/2018 - 2:52am Resurrection coming

Spring…

Resurrection coming

Spring football, hopes rise again

Learn from all mistakes.

11/25/2018 - 2:48am Hope will yet arise

Proper…

Hope will yet arise

Proper perspective vital

More to life, the cross

11/25/2018 - 2:43am So many needy

Sighing…

So many needy

Sighing Crying Dying Folks

Hopeless Humanity

11/25/2018 - 2:38am I've been delivered

Time…

I've been delivered

Time now for other pursuits

It was just a game

11/25/2018 - 2:36am Kids tried really hard

No…

Kids tried really hard

No answers from the coaches

Back to drawing board

 

I think they'll have some answers next year in the Big House.

11/25/2018 - 2:32am Hope had arisen

Michigan…

Hope had arisen

Michigan Football was back

Just a bad, bad day

11/25/2018 - 2:30am Went to Columbus

Got our…

Went to Columbus

Got our asses kicked, big time.

Hearts devastated

11/23/2018 - 3:57pm Attack and attack

Solve…

Attack and attack

Solve problems with aggression

'Til clock reads zeros

11/23/2018 - 3:08pm Totally awesome post.  It…

Totally awesome post.  It does nothing to diminish the sacrifice of those brave soldiers, sailors and airmen but gives us an opportunity to remember and honor them again.

That letter from Ike is a classic in World History and your parody is entertaining and actually uplifting.

Well done.

11/23/2018 - 8:55am Finally Jim has

a…

Shea P. is the man,

Bucks D will be shreded, go

Hard to the whistle

11/23/2018 - 8:33am Sing It's great, to be,

a…

Sing It's great, to be,

a Michigan Wolverine

It's great, to be, a...

11/23/2018 - 8:32am Years of frustration

Years of frustration

Expunged by dominant win

Hail Victors Valiant

11/23/2018 - 8:14am Revenge Tour Climax

Revenge Tour Climax

Bucknuts crushed in Columbus

Order is restored

11/15/2018 - 10:59am Can't afford trap game

Can't afford trap game

Before upset-minded Bucks

If we're playoff bound

11/15/2018 - 9:16am Revenge means no mercy

Revenge, no mercy

Playoff requires statement win

Wolverines unleashed

11/15/2018 - 9:12am Brown's Beasts will smother

Brown's Beasts will smother

Warinner's Line will smash mouths

Next The Game, Revenge

11/09/2018 - 5:28pm Like others have said, kudos…

Like others have said, kudos for a former HC with no drama / ego this year.  Kind of hard to judge the receivers because of the emphasis on the run game.  It was the low hanging fruit based on our OL's capabilities in the spring.  As has been repeated ad nauseam but still worth mentioning because of the dramatic improvement, Warinner is THE MAN.

Speaking of which, what a staff!!!  Harbaugh, Brown, Mattison, Warinner, Zordich, absolutely elite, world class.

OK, enough rambling...my point is I believe we're about to see a huge jump in our aerial attack as Shea begins to see the field better and our OL improves in PassPro.  We haven't been one dimensional but we've been run heavy.  I think we're going to see more balance and this offense is really going to break out in Columbus.

11/07/2018 - 2:37pm For the record, I, like the…

For the record, I, like the committee, love UM's stifling, smothering D

10/27/2018 - 1:37pm Great content, thx umbig11.

Great content, thx umbig11.

You are worthy of your point total.

10/27/2018 - 1:30pm Great question.  Not sure I…

Great question.  Not sure I know for sure but this is the web so I'll share my opinion.

The second part of your question is kind of a two-edged sword.  While he would have more practice time, the clock to obsolescence also starts ticking.  There's a proficiency window you must hit where teams in the League are willing to give you starts and game reps but if your don't get on top of that learning curve in short order, they're going to try someone else.  It's the most critical position on the team and the head coach's livelihood is dependent upon the W's and L's, and that also is time critical.

The more prepared you are leaving college, the more highly esteemed you are, the longer your leash will be in the League to catch on.  So many good ones couldn't make the leap.  Matt Leinart, 4 years in college, Heisman winner, 2x National Champ, 2x QB of the year in college.

In the League?  Bupkis.

10/27/2018 - 12:23pm Shea should really stay. …

Shea should stay.  Looking at his play so far this year, he would really benefit from another year.  The learning curve for QB rookies in the NFL is so steep and he still has many areas to improve on at this level.

With or without him next year we're loaded.  Solid D and our issues at QB and OL resolved, it's starting to look like the way Michigan is supposed to look...dominant.

What a coaching staff as well, Brown, Mattison, Zordich, Warriner, McElwain on receivers?.

You look at the 2 deep, the coaching staff and the enthusiasm in that locker room after the MSU win....  For those of us passionate fans who have really suffered the past couple of decades, the future looks very promising.

08/28/2018 - 7:01pm "With Shea Patterson, a…

"With Shea Patterson, a simplified and spread-friendly yet still downhill blocking scheme, and the pro-style talent that’s already assembled in Ann Arbor, this Michigan team could potentially put it all together in a magical way this coming season."

Yes, Lawd Yes!

07/14/2018 - 2:05pm I'm with ya on Serena.  I…

I'm with ya on Serena.  I don't know why but I have a tough time cheering for her.

Congrats to Kerber.

07/14/2018 - 2:02pm Way to go Djoker!!!

Way to go Djoker!!!

07/11/2018 - 7:27pm Nadal a slight favorite…

Nadal a slight favorite Friday. Novak has looked better and better. Should be a classic. Agreed stephenrjking, the del Potro match today was excellent.

I have a 4.0 match before work Friday. I'm probably a slight underdog too.

07/11/2018 - 3:38pm Not a fan of the butt-picker…

Not a fan of the butt-picker, finger-smeller.  Love his compete level but hate his crude ritual.  Can't imagine a quarterback sticking his fingers in his butt before every snap.  Then again he does stick his hand in his center's crotch when not in the shotgun so there's that.  Or how about a pitcher digging deep before every pitch?

Fed's out so now rooting for the Djoker.

03/27/2018 - 9:05am Great read

Thx for posting.

03/23/2018 - 9:56am And defense wins

And defense wins championships.

10/24/2017 - 12:36pm Word

Word

10/06/2017 - 9:27am Amen

to the speed on defense.

Great music in the vid.

Thanks for posting.

08/29/2017 - 2:03pm Thanks for posting.

Thanks for posting.

12/04/2016 - 12:07am Wish

There was an 8 game playoff.

11/22/2016 - 4:15pm my idiot friend had a

my idiot friend had a bullhorn and was shouting anti-Buckeye things with this bullhorn across campus.  People were very pissed.  We narrowly got out of that situation alive.

Hilarious.  I doubt you could do that today without getting hurt.

10/26/2016 - 12:43am I approve

of this Defense.

10/12/2016 - 1:02pm Thanks

Thx for the suggestion WCB.

I upvoted you...thought I would help you dig yourself out of that little hole you're in.

01/04/2016 - 3:14am From Pagano's Perspective

If you think about it, the NFL head coaching gig is quite the grind.  Typically, you've had to prove yourself as an excellent coordinator, a top ten practitioner of your craft in the entire world.  Then you get to compete with 31 other top-ten-in-the-world-coordicator-types and roughly two thirds of you will be considered failures because your team didn't make the playoffs.

Which means there are some excellent, excellent football coaches, some of the best in the world, who "fail" every year.  (John Harbaugh, Sean Payton, Tom Coughlin, all Super Bowl winners, all out of the playoffs this year.)

Taking a postition as a defensive consultant at an excellent school like Michigan with a Jim Harbaugh coached staff to me sounds like an ideal situation.  Pagano could take his time reviewing the NFL landscape and make sure his next move has an environment that will favor his success.  He'd be paid low 6 figures with no pressure, doing what he loves with the daily entertainment of Harbaugh.

Win-win

12/22/2015 - 6:25pm Great Memories

Great tribute.

Great piece Ace

10/30/2015 - 5:05pm ^This^

Take one and only one...

10/11/2015 - 11:03am Thoroughly Enjoyed The Post

OSU schadenfreude at its finest.

Thanks for posting The Team 16.

09/28/2015 - 11:21pm Embed Fail

Probably because the video was in the MLive article and not Youtube.

http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2015/09/byu_shell_shocked_in_…

09/28/2015 - 11:19pm Tentative > Decisive

Yup, the players talked about being too tentative in the earlier games, which comes from getting used to new schemes.  Sometimes it's nerves.  Sometimes it's the brain trying to process all of the coaching they've been getting for the past 5-7 weeks or so.

I think what we saw last weekend was the players starting to "get it".  All of the coaching started to sink in, they weren't thinking out there, they'd had enough good reps so they were just playing football.  The BYU coach said as much in his post game presser, that UM was more prepared, more physical, super-sharp, disciplined, precise execution (with a few minor exceptions like the fake punt).

http://video-embed.mlive.com/services/player/bcpid1949050400001?bctid=4…

Perfect practice (good reps) > good precise execution > dominance

Man was their coach humbled.

09/11/2015 - 9:28am Level 5

One of the attributes of Collins' Good to Great Level 5 leaders is to accept the blame when things go south and credit your subordinates when they go well.

"Players win games and coaches lose them."

Belichik is a classic Level 5.

09/02/2015 - 12:06am Force of Nature

That was a great piece, thx OP for posting.

My favorite quote:  WHAT YOU VIVIDLY IMAGINE, ARDENTLY BELIEVE, AND ENTHUSIASTICALLY ACT UPON WILL INEVITABLY COME TO PASS.

Our coach is a force of nature.

08/11/2015 - 4:05pm User

"Flashes shock and violence in his punch." IK Enemkpali 2014 draft profile:

08/11/2015 - 4:03pm Michael David

In college IK Enemkpali was convicted of battery on a police officer. Jets drafted him anyway, but cut him for battery on a quarterback.

08/11/2015 - 4:02pm User

Word is Geno Smith put his finger in the face of IK Enemkpali’s during and argument that wasn’t getting difused. Then came the punch

04/30/2015 - 7:34pm Jesus & Dr. Seuss
If anyone loves Me, he will keep my word and My Father will love him and We will come to Him and make our home with Him.  Jn 14.23
 
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.  Dr Suess
02/17/2015 - 6:47pm A Classic Case

of when 1 upvote is simply not enough.

02/07/2015 - 10:58pm Isn't it obvious?

Deceit, bait & switch.