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11/14/2018 - 7:00pm This defense is legit. That…

This defense is legit. That’s not a surprise, but everything is contested, every pass is made difficult. If they can get Poole and Iggy to be able to knock down 3s consistently, they’ll be good.

11/14/2018 - 3:22pm QB-Rumors seem to indicate…

QB-Rumors seem to indicate Shea is coming back although if Michigan ends up making the CFP (and please Lord, win the whole thing), he might be gone. Would be okay with McCaffrey taking over, though.

TE-I see Gentry staying and ending up a 2nd Round pick after next year.

DL-Gary is gone.

LB-Bush is probably gone too. Hudson stays, though. Maybe tries to slide into Bush's spot and turn himself into a LB at the pro level?

CB-I really, really hope one of Long or Hill stays. This is potentially the biggest weakness on next years team if Long, Hill, and Watson are all gone.

11/12/2018 - 9:20pm Yeah, I’d put money on…

Yeah, I’d put money on Columbus (assuming both teams win this week) followed by Bama-Georgia.

Of course, I thought they’d end up at Yankee Stadium this weekend because ESPN stuff. Shocked me by going to UCF.

11/12/2018 - 7:35pm Though Stan didn’t invent…

Though Stan didn’t invent the modern comic, he certainly perfected it. 

Excelsior and never stop believing in heroes. 

I’d imagine Stan would want it that way.

11/10/2018 - 5:45pm I get the sense that up 3…

I get the sense that up 3 scores, Michigan is content to keep the clock moving and the car in the garage so to speak.

We might want them to run up the score, but Harbaugh’s job is to win this game and make sure they’re in a place to win the next 2+.

11/10/2018 - 5:37pm LOL how is that roughing the…

LOL how is that roughing the passer?

11/10/2018 - 5:32pm From what I can tell,…

From what I can tell, Michigan isn’t really showing anything besides their standard running plays meaning Rutgers can just tee off on it.

 

11/10/2018 - 4:36pm Just need the D to wake up…

Just need the D to wake up. A pick six or something would ease everyone up a bit. 

11/10/2018 - 4:32pm Jesus this team is…

Jesus this team is sleepwalking. 

We all joked and thought it would be a laugher, but apparently Rutgers didn’t get the memo.

 

11/10/2018 - 4:24pm They are definitely sleep…

They are definitely sleep walking and Rutgers has some plays scripted for this one. 

Once that runs out, they’ll be toast.

I’m trying not to panic.

11/10/2018 - 4:19pm What the flying fuck?

What the flying fuck?

11/10/2018 - 12:39pm Man I hate MSU, but Willekes…

Man I hate MSU, but Willekes is legit.

 

11/10/2018 - 12:38pm “Prince has trouble with…

“Prince has trouble with speed rushers”

”Haskins doesn’t look great when pressured”

That seems to bode well.

11/03/2018 - 9:02pm 2016 was really good. That…

2016 was really good. That team destroyed everyone before running into the jinx that is Kinnick and some shadiness in Columbus.

Harbaugh has had two teams worthy of being Big Ten champions and included in the CFP. One fell a few inches short. I’m optimistic this one won’t.

 

11/03/2018 - 6:46pm My God, this team is just…

My God, this team is just amazing at this point. 

Win with fucking cruelty.

11/03/2018 - 6:25pm Michigan is officially a…

Michigan is officially a counter puncher I think. 

They start off fast, then settle in and just go to the body knowing you can’t land anything, and then when the time comes go for the knockout. 

11/03/2018 - 5:53pm Penn State is balls to the…

Penn State is balls to the wall on the run. I think the wind (I’m not there) has something to do with their reluctance to open things up. Or is it just a confidence that 14-21 is gonna be enough?

11/02/2018 - 3:19pm So, here are some Michigan…

So, here are some Michigan at home things under Harbaugh:

In almost 4 years, Michigan is a combined 22-4 in Michigan Stadium under Jim Harbaugh.

Those 4 losses include:

- 2015 vs Michigan State (we don't need to rehash it)

- 2015 vs Ohio State which is 1 of 2 true blowouts suffered under Harbaugh

- two peak performances by John O'Korn last year 

When it comes to facing "good" teams, Michigan has played 10 games against opponents ranked at the time of the meeting or who finished the season ranked.

They are 6-4 in those contents (same 4 losses as above). They shut out BYU and Northwestern in 2015, beat Colorado by 17, Penn State by 39, and Wisconsin by 7 in 2016 (that Penn State team with McSorley and Barkley and Moorhead won the Big Ten if you remember), and beat Wisconsin this year. 

So, it's hard for me to imagine a scenario in which a good, but not great Penn State team marches into Michigan Stadium and beats Michigan. This is a team that got outgained against Indiana, could've and maybe should've lost to App State at home, and lost to the MSU team we just demolished (yes, that was due to some poor fumble luck).

I'm guardedly optimistic about this Michigan team and it's CFP chances, but that has more to do with going to Columbus than this Penn State team.

28-13 Michigan

10/27/2018 - 1:30pm On the MSU broadcast, the…

On the MSU broadcast, the announce team gave their playoff picks. Mark Jones has Texas and UCF ahead of Michigan. 

Yes, Texas who lost to a MD team that Michigan crushed. And UCF who has played zero teams with a winning record.

10/26/2018 - 1:26pm My thoughts on each:

MLB -…

My thoughts on each:

MLB - Eh. The average baseball game just isn't that enjoyable to watch and the "three true outcomes" increase has made it so fielders barely come into play anymore. 

NFL - To echo somebody's thoughts above, I prefer college because of the diversity. Every team seems exactly the same and outside of 1-2 really good teams and 1-2 really bad teams, each game is basically 50/50. 

NBA - Love the changes. Increase in pace, scoring, etc. I know people like to wax nostalgic about the NBA in the 90s and 00s, but I'd rather watch a 130-128 game than a 76-74 rock fight. There's more motion, more ability, more everything.

NHL - Similar to the NBA. The days of 2-1 games where the action is basically in the neutral zone are gone. 

 

10/20/2018 - 11:15am Yeah if that’s the case,…

Yeah if that’s the case, then whatever. 

10/20/2018 - 9:13am That crowd is unreal. 

That crowd is unreal. 

10/18/2018 - 12:25pm If John O'Neill's crew is…

If John O'Neill's crew is the one assigned to this game, Warde Manuel should march into the B1G office with Murderwolv in tow and just annihilate Delany. 

10/17/2018 - 3:54pm Based on projections I'm…

Based on projections I'm seeing, I think Gary (obviously), Bush, Hill, and Hudson will go. Shea might be 50/50 right now. Long stays. 

10/15/2018 - 3:30pm I can see us having a tough…

I can see us having a tough time running the ball against the Spartans and if Patterson is bugging out of the pocket because of pressure or time, Michigan could struggle to score.

But, it is really hard for me to see MSU's offense doing much of anything. They can't run the ball and can't protect the passer. Best bet might be what the State fan suggested: chuck it up to Felton 20 times and hope he pulls down 50% of them. 

10/13/2018 - 9:26pm Stop that’s on Higdon. He…

Stop that’s on Higdon. He has the first easily if he just turns it up.

10/13/2018 - 9:26pm Higdon needs to thank that…

Higdon needs to thank that dude. Idiot didn’t turn it up.

10/11/2018 - 11:54am It means you're skipping arm…

It means you're skipping arm day, bro. 

10/09/2018 - 2:45pm Get well soon and we’ll miss…

Get well soon and we’ll miss your content. 

 

10/09/2018 - 11:50am Blue2000 has something to…

Blue2000 has something to say.

He doesn't care if people are offended by his profanity. In fact, he relishes in it. 

It's one of those things he can't help speak out about. When writers have to use one-sentence paragraphs to make sure readers know that this is serious business, it's gnaws at the very fiber of his being. 

10/08/2018 - 12:12pm It's going to be like a…

It's going to be like a cricket match. 

Gus: Back here at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing for Day 3 of this game. 12:15 left in the 3rd Quarter, Joel, and the Spartans really searching for answers.

Joel: Michigan kicking off in just a moment here after this word from our sponsors. 

10/07/2018 - 8:09am Maryland's yardage by drive:…

Maryland's yardage by drive:

30, 2, 6, 10, -11, 3, 75 (TD), 20 (Pick 6), 78

Outside of the one drive where the D let up (and even on that, the crucial 3rd down conversion was on JKP getting smoked, and he's not usually in there), Maryland didn't do jack all game.

Michigan's yardage by drive:

40, 56 (downs), 39, 2 (INT), 95, 64, 43, 43, 81

You might recognize that as a complete destruction.

10/06/2018 - 8:24pm I think there has been…

I think there has been noticeable improvement in the OL. Cowart and the guy whose name I can’t spell are really solid ends. A week after they held The Gaz in check.

 

10/06/2018 - 8:11pm I wish we could change our…

I wish we could change our user names so I could change mine to The One-Armed Man.

10/06/2018 - 4:35pm This will be an unpopular…

This will be an unpopular hot take, but comparing the two holding calls against RBs is wrong.

The Higdon play was literally incomprehensible. At least with Wilson it looked like he reached out and sorta touched the guy as he was going by. It wasn’t holding, but full speed I can maybe see how you miss it.

I don’t even think they started slow. Just got stuffed on 4th and 1. Opening drive was McKeon being unable to keep his feet. Other than that, no complaints.

10/06/2018 - 4:22pm That was a rough drive for…

That was a rough drive for Reuben Jones. 

10/06/2018 - 3:50pm There’s still a lot of time…

There’s still a lot of time left, but this feels like that one drive where somebody strings together some stuff.

Also, Jaylen Kelly-Powell is not good. 

10/06/2018 - 1:56pm Michigan outgained MD 132-21…

Michigan outgained MD 132-21, averaged 5 ypc and 7.5 per attempt and somehow losing at the end of the quarter is the most Michigan thing ever.

10/06/2018 - 1:42pm Lack of big time playmakers…

Lack of big time playmakers. Michigan has to work hard on drives because they don’t have anyone besides Higdon against quality teams that can bust a big one.

10/06/2018 - 1:23pm Be nice if Kinnel could ever…

Be nice if Kinnel could ever make a big play.

10/06/2018 - 10:50am This is based on whether…

This is based on whether they were ranked at the time of the matchup.

10/06/2018 - 9:33am In 3.5 years, Michigan is 15…

In 3.5 years, Michigan is 15-1 against unranked opponents at home.

The 1 was last year’s game against MSU. 

Of the 15 wins, zero have been by one score, and only three of them have been by 20 points or less (2016 Colorado, 2016 Indiana w/ O’Korn in the snow, 2017 Air Force).

I could see this being like the 2016 Colorado game where MD gets a few big plays early and runs out to a 17-7 lead, but Brown adjusts and Michigan ends up winning by like 38-17.

10/03/2018 - 3:09pm S-Town is amazing. I…

S-Town is amazing. I listened to the whole thing believeing the characters to be fictional, but they aren’t. (It’s not a twist, it’s just the characters are that absurd)

09/29/2018 - 11:05pm The Higdon call was…

The Higdon call was inexplicable, but this takes the cake simply because somebody watched replay after replay of it and still decided to be incompetent. Also, it’s how I know who John O’Neill is. Because he’s the one who performed that egregious act.

09/29/2018 - 8:05pm Ruiz should’ve jumped there…

Ruiz should’ve jumped there. Damn it.

09/29/2018 - 7:40pm We had an innovative play…

We had an innovative play last drive. that went for 20 yards and it got called back on a phantom hold.

09/29/2018 - 7:33pm Have we figured out who that…

Have we figured out who that holding penalty was on?

09/29/2018 - 6:58pm If I was an opposing OC, I’d…

If I was an opposing OC, I’d just call slant after slant because we can’t defend them. There’s no reason to do anything else. I love Don Brown, but he has to adjust.

09/23/2018 - 3:15pm You are correct. It also…

You are correct. It also minimized garbage time and is predictive. Basically, it doesn’t care who won and lost because it’s based on play-by-play. It’s also better as the season goes along and it takes more data into account.

09/23/2018 - 1:20pm It was 2 years ago when #9…

It was 2 years ago when #9 Wisconsin came to Ann Arbor and we beat them 14-7 whole outgaining them 3 to 1. It was the Jourdan Lewis INT game.

On the road is where we’ve had issues.