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09/17/2018 - 1:07pm Okay, because I think things…

Okay, because I think things are getting lost in the entirety of the comments...

- This was not a Sun Belt crew. It was a B1G mixed with MAC crew. 

- The poster below is probably correct in that the official was telling Bush to get off the field because of a kneepad violation (which is apparently a point of emphasis this year). That said, this is 100% incompetent. If the ref is that concerned, he needs to stop play and tell Bush to leave, allowing M to substitute. 

- To the person who posted the video from the '16 Ohio State game, I hate you, because it reminded me of how egregious the officiating was in that game. 

09/15/2018 - 5:04pm This aged well.

This aged well.

09/15/2018 - 4:56pm Here’s my problem with the…

Here’s my problem with the coaching staff. You know it’s a close call. Hurry up to the line and fucking run a play. 

09/15/2018 - 4:50pm JFC what is with this team? …

JFC what is with this team? 

I feel like everything is too cute. Let’s rotate the safeties! Hawkins gets burned.

09/15/2018 - 4:38pm Goalline - HB Dive repeating

Goalline - HB Dive repeating

09/15/2018 - 4:29pm Uh, what? SMU has hit some…

Uh, what? SMU has hit some quick slants and some misdirection. The DL has been fine. 

09/15/2018 - 4:23pm Either WMU is straight trash…

Either WMU is straight trash or the coaches and players phoned this shit in. 

09/15/2018 - 4:21pm I’m not one to criticize…

I’m not one to criticize play calling, but lord this has been ugly.

09/15/2018 - 4:00pm It looked like DPJ was wide…

It looked like DPJ was wide open as Shea moved in the pocket. He seems to be off so far today.

09/08/2018 - 7:35pm I've read a lot of crap…

I've read a lot of crap comments on this board, but this might be the crappiest.

09/08/2018 - 3:40pm Defense was good. I think…

Defense was good. I think people are underselling Kemp. I was trying to pay attention to him and it seemed like he was holding up at the point of attack and pushing guys backwards. 

Glad to see Gary get a sack. 

I think you downgrade from Top 2 defense to Top 10 defense, but should be enough if the tackles learn to pass block.

09/08/2018 - 2:55pm 2nd Team OL is:

Mayfield -…

2nd Team OL is:

Mayfield - Filiaga - Spanellis - Honigford - Hudson 

Ronnie Bell on the field as well.

09/08/2018 - 2:28pm Dwumfour got held bad on…

Dwumfour got held bad on that QB scramble.

09/08/2018 - 2:23pm That was my impression as…

That was my impression as well. We did, uh, not have that last year.

09/08/2018 - 1:55pm Last year’s team was close…

Last year’s team was close with Cincy and AF. If Runyan can improve or they can get Stueber/Mayfield up to speed, they have the talent to make an impact this year.

09/08/2018 - 1:11pm JFC Metellus needs to chill…

JFC Metellus needs to chill.

Looks like Hawkins is in.

09/08/2018 - 1:08pm Why do you even watch…

Why do you even watch Michigan football if all you’re going to do is obsess about this meaningless stat.

09/08/2018 - 12:48pm This is way more fun. 

This is way more fun. 

09/08/2018 - 12:38pm It’s a good play when the…

It’s a good play when the Center pulls and has zero people to block. Bredeson got a two fer on the edge.

09/08/2018 - 12:17pm They need a TD here badly.

They need a TD here badly.

And, I don’t think you can keep throwing Runyan out there. He can’t pass block.

09/07/2018 - 10:04pm Would love to see him back…

Would love to see him back on the field this year.

Man, this program can’t catch a break. 

09/07/2018 - 7:49pm I'll agree with you because…

I'll agree with you because I remember watching this game:

http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2013011201/2012/POST19/[email protected]#menu=gameinfo%7CcontentId%3A0ap2000000127458&tab=recap

09/07/2018 - 6:01pm Based on this week’s UFRs,…

Based on this week’s UFRs, we should be worried about EVERY team on the schedule. 

09/07/2018 - 5:20pm I’m not sure how you ended…

I’m not sure how you ended up at that conclusion. Brian comes to the exact opposite of that.

Runyan is okay on the ground and a disaster in pass pro. JBB is bad. The rest of the line did fine. 

09/06/2018 - 7:42pm The only real concern out of…

The only real concern out of this is the DTs as Brian mentioned. Seems like each corner got beat once, but ND knew not to try and keep going to that well. 

I’m wondering if Dwumfour is boom or bust type. He’ll get shoved out of a ton of plays one game and the next he’ll end up with 2 TFL and be a disruptive presence. 

Solomon needs to get back on the field and flash pronto. 

09/05/2018 - 9:22am And then you look at…

And then you look at Harbaugh’s record in one score games at Michigan. 4-8. And pretty much every statistical analysis says that metric is largely based on chance and evens out to .500 over time.

There’s a lot to suggest he’s been more unlucky than mediocre. That said, they lost those games and you make your own luck to some extent. 

09/05/2018 - 7:30am That's the most quoted stat…

That's the most quoted stat so I went through and did that research (since 2007)...

MICHIGAN STATE

Record: 5-10

Wins: 2010 @ Michigan, 2015 @ Michigan, 2015 @ Ohio St., 2016 @ Notre Dame, 2017 @ Michigan

NOTRE DAME

Record: 3-14

Wins: 2012 @ MSU, 2012 @ Oklahoma, 2015 @ Temple

OHIO STATE

Record: 14-4

PENN STATE

Record: 2-11

Wins: 2008 @ Ohio St., 2013 @ Wisconsin

WISCONSIN

Record: 3-8

Wins: 2008 @ Fresno St., 2010 @ Iowa, 2016 @ MSU

09/04/2018 - 12:20pm From the ESPN box score that…

From the ESPN box score that's up right now, we did outgain them in this game too FWIW.

This loss is 100% about the narrative and tackles. People saw how Runyan and JBB performed and are assuming that the season is lost (which, may end up being the case). The narrative is the idiotic "Harbaugh can't win big games" argument. 

Florida sucked last year, but it was a Top 25 matchup to start the year on national television. That was a big game. How about beating a Top 10 Wisconsin team in 2016? That seemed like a big game, too. 

At the end of the day, we're talking about two damn plays. If Blake O'Neill doesn't fumble the snap against MSU in 2015 and JT Barrett is marked short (whether he was or not is a debate), then Harbaugh made the playoffs in 2016 and is 3-4 against ND, OSU, and MSU and nobody is giving HAWT TAKEZ calling for him to be fired. 

09/04/2018 - 10:12am Watched it live and despite…

Watched it live and despite the loss, I didn’t think it was that bad of a performance. The OTs struggled badly and we couldn’t get anything going on the ground, but the offense was at least able to move the ball. They had only one three and out IIRC. Defense wasn’t lights out, but they got him with a few armpunts and some Wimbush scrambles and that was enough. Total yards were close which is usually a better indicator of how the game actually went. 

09/04/2018 - 10:08am Screw it, I’ll say my…

Screw it, I’ll say my Chicago Bears. Might as well make it a two-fer with my football teams being massively disappointing.

09/03/2018 - 4:14pm Let’s put a little later.

Let’s put a little later.

February 2017:

Michigan loses at home to a trash OSU team and looks like they aren’t going to make the tournament. People think John Beilein should be fired.

Jim Harbaugh is coming off back-to-back 10 win seasons with 2016 ending up poorly after the team loses 3 games by 5 points with sketchiness or fate intervening in each. The future is bright. Harbaugh is the coach we’ve been waiting for. 

Can we just wait to see how things play out before chucking another coach to the curb because we lost a game? Maybe give him some more time. Hiring and firing coaches over and over is how you end up permanently crippling your program.

09/03/2018 - 3:45pm It’s almost like the dude…

It’s almost like the dude who has been a good coach every where he’s been didn’t suddenly forget how to coach. 

I posted this in a board topic, but Michigan put together legitimate drives in this game, something they didn’t really do against good teams last year. They had one three and out. The defense got beat on a couple of plays and had some mistakes and that was all it took.

This program and a majority of its fan base is broken. I understand why, but the idea that it’s no different than 2014 is completely wrong. We outgained ND. We didn’t need a goalline stand to beat Akron at home.

09/03/2018 - 11:46am I’ll just add this in:

I’ll just add this in:

Michigan had 10 real drives in this game. They went as follows:

DRIVE 1: 6 plays, 22 yards into ND territory. Stalls out and punt from ND 40.

DRIVE 2: 10 plays, 41 yards into ND territory. Patterson takes a bad sack that takes them out of FG range.

DRIVE 3: 11 plays, 31 yards. Bad play call on 2nd and goal from the 2 leads to a FG. (Started in ND territory)

DRIVE 4: 6 plays, 48 yards into ND territory. Hart drops the snap.

DRIVE 5/6: 4 plays and 3 plays for 6 yards each. One ends on downs after the INT and one ends with a punt.

DRIVE 7: 4 plays, 23 yards. Patterson INT after a blown blitz pickup. 

DRIVE 8: 14 plays, 52 yards. Get out from their own 4. Ends on downs on ND side of the field.

DRIVE 9: 7 plays. 80 yards. TD.

DRIVE 10: 4 plays, 10 yards. Fumble.

They moved the ball here and there, but just couldn’t close, which is certainly a problem that’s carried over from last year. I’m not saying it was great, but it wasn’t a complete disaster either.  

Now, let’s look at the defense.

DRIVE 1: Not great. Two big pass plays and the TD run.

DRIVE 2: ND starts from their own 4. Furbush gets beat on a fade route. Metellus gets ejected. Wimbush connects on the Hail Mary over Hawkins. Wimbush scrambled for 7 yards and a first right before that.

DRIVE 3: 3 and out.

DRIVE 4: Legitimate drive by ND. Should end up with a FG, but Winovich PF extends it.

DRIVE 5: Two firsts to midfield and a punt. 

DRIVE 6: INT

DRIVE 7: 3 and out.

DRIVE 8: FG after Wimbush scrambles for a first on 3rd and 18. 

DRIVE 9/10: 4 and out followed by a 3 and out. 

ND got three things to work well: Wimbush scrambling, armpunts that either landed or resulted in a penalty, and Chase Claypool in the middle of the field. 

Lasty, Michigan outgained ND. It’s true. I just checked.

09/03/2018 - 10:57am Jesus, this board is toxic…

Jesus, this board is toxic as hell.

We went on the road in the first game of the season and lost to a fellow Top 15 team by one score. Top 10 Miami just went into Baton Rouge last night and got waxed. Penn State and MSU needed last minute TDs to beat G5 teams at home. Washington did jack against Auburn in what was a road game with a senior QB.

This fan base loves to believe that before 2007, we were Alabama or something. You know how many seasons Michigan won 10 games from 1990-2014 (25 seasons)? 8. That’s it. There’s a lot of 8-4 and 9-3 seasons mixed in there.

There is legitimate criticism to be leveled at Harbaugh’s tenure so far, but failing to beat a good team on the road in the first game of the year isn’t the end of the world. 

9-9 in their last 18 conveniently ignores several things. That, they were 20-3 before that. Or that of those 9 losses, six have come by one score or less. They lost by 1, 3 in OT, 1, 4, 7, and 7. Only one of those games was at home. In fact, of the 12 losses during Harbaugh’s reign, 8 of them fit into that profile with only the two MSU games coming at home. 

I mean if you’d prefer, we could go back to barely beating Akron and UConn and getting killed by ND by 31? He’s 5-8 against the AP Top 25. Not great, but not atrocious either. 

I get it. I do. But, if you fire Jim Harbaugh, you risk becoming Nebraska. A faded power who got rid of a good coach because he won 9-10 games every year. Then, you lose to NIU at home. 

09/02/2018 - 6:45pm You mean the year we started…

You mean the year we started with a transfer QB in a hostile environment and lost 24-17 after looking lost on offense for most of the game and a defense that got hit for some big plays and couldn’t stop a Mobile QB?

That year? The one we should’ve finished 10-2?

Also, it’s not like we needed last second drives to beat unranked G5 teams at home. 

 

09/01/2018 - 10:53pm Hart doesn’t drop the FG…

Hart doesn’t drop the FG hold and Winovich doesn’t commit a dumb PF and it’s 20-20. Two damn plays.

09/01/2018 - 10:48pm Maybe I’m drunk, but I’m not…

Maybe I’m drunk, but I’m not as pessimistic as some people here. They just need OTs.

09/01/2018 - 10:39pm Jim Harbaugh has been a…

Jim Harbaugh has been a success every stop before this one. 

Are we just cursed? I feel like since Bo’s death, this program has been miserable.

09/01/2018 - 10:32pm Dylan McCaffrey seems okay.

Dylan McCaffrey seems okay.

09/01/2018 - 10:28pm If we get fucked again on…

If we get fucked again on this shit, I’m going to scream. 

09/01/2018 - 10:27pm Review that. Has to be. 

Review that. Has to be. 

09/01/2018 - 10:23pm Hahahaha.

Michigan football…

Hahahaha.

Michigan football: If something can go wrong, it will.

09/01/2018 - 10:21pm I think the defense will be…

I think the defense will be fine. They caught some unlucky breaks in the first half (Hawkins TD and Chase PF). Some arm punts that landed. 

09/01/2018 - 10:15pm Can we just have...

We have…

Can we just have...

We have no OL

...as the official motto of this programs?

And that’s a generous spot.

09/01/2018 - 10:10pm The more I think about it,…

The more I think about it, the more this game points out two crucial issues with this team:

No Mo Hurst and no OTs. 

Seriously, Runyan and JBB are so bad they affect the play calling. 

09/01/2018 - 10:08pm Two scores is like ten…

Two scores is like ten scores with this offense. 

09/01/2018 - 10:03pm Fuck this team. Straight ass.

Fuck this team. Straight ass.

09/01/2018 - 10:01pm Why is this team such shit?

Why is this team such shit?

09/01/2018 - 9:59pm What are you talking about?…

What are you talking about? He’s been fine. 

09/01/2018 - 9:58pm Seriously, I’m sticking this…

Seriously, I’m sticking this out. They aren’t going to win, and that sucks, but I need to see some fight.