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06/30/2018 - 5:13pm People can't stop talking…

People can't stop talking about TW like he was a RB coach good. Yet, the blocking issue you criticize Jay for was also there with TW. However, Wheatley had Smith, who was a naturally good blocker, so people act like TW didn't have a blocking problem from the RB position when he was here. 

06/25/2018 - 7:34pm What I don't get is that…

What I don't get is that most of the online recruits are 3* types. Yet, you called it a great class. 

Do you think stars don't matter as much on the line or think guys are currently underrated? 

06/25/2018 - 7:01pm Robinson will get some…

Robinson will get some carries out of the back field. 

06/25/2018 - 6:52pm Barrett was actually ranked…

Barrett was actually ranked as an athlete... Which is why his ranking is so puzzling. 

06/24/2018 - 11:06pm Guys make more at bama and…

Guys make more at bama and Georgia

06/20/2018 - 11:57pm 2700 is nothing to invest to…

2700 is nothing to invest to insure your kids can leave Columbus and never have to come back. 

05/31/2018 - 1:43pm PSU is a shell of who they

PSU is a shell of who they were last year. MSU won by four despite a +5 turnover margin. Is it really hard to say Michigan has is a better team than both?
Wisconsin loses a bunch on defense but seems to reload their, but even with that, I still think Mich has better players.

05/31/2018 - 1:37pm So, OSU loses to Michigan in

So, OSU loses to Michigan in their last game, and Michigan wins the conference title, but the playoffs put OSU in again without them winning the B1G?
There would be no 16 type debate in this situation.

05/31/2018 - 11:50am I think Purdue may just win

I think Purdue may just win the west this year. Brohm may leave after that for a better job, however in a year or two, frost will have Nebraska giving Wisconsin a run for the West title for a very long time to come.

05/31/2018 - 11:45am I really don't get the year

I really don't get the year away logic because of what Michigan will lose in the draft. Saying 8-4 is the most likely outcome because of last year's season is effectively saying we won't get back to at least ten wins until we get another coach.

05/31/2018 - 11:32am What kool-ade were you

What kool-ade were you drinking in year one and 2? Because harbaugh smashed the expectations in both years.
I guess one year were everytime that could have went wrong did -- with the youngest team in the country, no less -- and the majority revise how bad the program was when he got here and act like Harbaugh didn't exceed the expectations of vertically everyone until last year.

05/30/2018 - 2:15am I really do not get this idea

I really do not get this idea that luck plays no role into things. Sure, you prepare to put yourself into great position to have luck not affect you however luck is very much a real thing.
For instance, Michigan fumbled 2 times verse MSU last year and MSU fumble 3 times in the game as well. Although, MSU recovered all the fumbles, and actually advanced the 3rd for a first late in the game. If your premise is true, and luck is really just being more prepared than the other team, MSU must practice stripping the ball in a way that makes it bounce right to their guys; conversely, they must practice getting the ball to bounce to the only offensive guy looking at the fumbled ball when they fumble themselves.
Teams simply have to be prepared and catch the lucky bounces to have a great year. You can say bama is the exception because they have a vastly better roster than almost everyone, however, they may not need the lucky bounce here and there, but when they do need the other team to not get several lucky breaks or they lose to teams they have no business too.

05/02/2018 - 5:01pm I can't even concentrate on

I can't even concentrate on thinking about Michigan players after reading the Farve comment. I mean, I'm not a GB or Farve fan by any means, so picking him is not what is tripping me up.
What is tripping me up is how anyone could talk about the most overrated player in NFL history and not instantly say Emmit Smith!
He played behind probably the greatest line in NFL history, particularly if you look at it from a multiple year time frame. Moreover, he also had a hall of fame QB and wr that defenses had to focus on too.
He should have rushed for at least 1800 yards a year there considering he is talked about as a top 5 type back.

05/02/2018 - 3:10am We had -5 turn over margin

We had -5 turn over margin and they scored 14 points and win by 4, why are people acting like they were clearly better?
They got lucky to win that. There is no other way to spin it. If you have a +5 turn over margin and sin by 4... You are not the better team, you got lucky to win against the better team.
A few years ago bama lost to ole miss. It was the crazy game where ole miss also had a 5-0 turn over margin. Guess what everyone said?? Bama beat themselves and ole miss got very lucky. Because you are always very lucky in that situation.
If two teams are equal but one has a +5 turn over margin you expect that team to win by about 3-4 scores. If the team is better and has that margin, they win by forty+. If the team is worse, but not drastically so, they win by less than one TD.
That game was pretty much I microcosm of their season too. Catching a bunch of breaks to win by pretty slim margins. Maybe they will be that lucky, they were in 15 too, but if the bounces break even this year they are a 7 or 8 win team.

05/02/2018 - 2:56am Anyone that watched that bowl

Anyone that watched that bowl game knows it was not a strong win. Wsu was missing pretty much all their skill position guys on offense, and the QB got hurt in the game. Their all American d tackle also missed the first half.
Oh and there were several times the announcers were outspoken about how bad the officating was. Guess how many times it favored MSU? Every single time.
They got incredibly fortunate that game, despite what the final score may have you believe... Just like they did in several games they won last year.

04/29/2018 - 8:12pm I have a cool story about

I have a cool story about watching saving Private Ryan while deployed in Kosovo shortly in 02. I was stationed in Germany and there was a program there were an American unit would have a sister unit with a comparable German unit. The unit that was teamed up with my unit was a German special forces unit that, who we would train with or against every so often.
Anyways, they were deployed in Kosovo when we were and each until spent a few weeks on each others bases. When we were in the German sector at there base we got together and watched saving Private Ryan. The movie was projected on to the wall of the tent they used for their chow hall.
They had these big fold up tables that had benches attached, much like most elementary school have. The tables were pointed at the wall so we had to straddel the bench in a line to so everyone could watch.
So, here we are, Americans soldiers on one bench and our German counterparts a few feet away on another.
The movie starts and we get to the Normandy beach scene and the Germans are going crazy as it was showing the Germans hammering the Americans. I mean, they were taunting us (in a friendly spirted manor) to the point that we were a bit confused as it if they knew how the battled turned out.
As soon as the Americans get the upper hand we errupt and start taunting them in a similar friendly manor. They quickly lose interest and beging filing out.
We take this opportunity to laugh at them. However, that was shortly lived once we started hearing the music coming from their living areas and realized they were partying. Seeing that Americans soldiers are forbidden to consume adult beverages on deployment. We found out that night that the Germans did not have the same rules.
All in all, I think that was probably the one movie watching experience I will never forget.

04/26/2018 - 1:12pm So you looked at the roster

So you looked at the roster he inherited and thought by year 3 we will have a QB that will have a very good year. Therefore, year 4 will have no question marks at QB?
The roster had zero guys on it that people thought could be a good power five QB and all of his recruits were going into there first or second year last year. Maybe your expectations were a but off.

04/26/2018 - 1:07pm This is all true. But it's

This is all true. But it's making the assumption he would have been ready to go early in the year. I mean, the line was giving up free rushers like crazy early in the year, way more so than later in the year. I don't think you can assume his stats would be padded because he played verse Cincy and AF behind that line and all the first year wr trying to figure out how to get of jams at the line of scrimmage.

04/26/2018 - 12:40pm The Milton buzz should really

The Milton buzz should really be taken from the perspective that people thought he was so raw it would take him a few years to really push for playing time. However, he is looking like he us picking up things much faster than thought. But, he will still redshirt unless there are a few injuries.

04/26/2018 - 12:34pm I mean, the series showed

I mean, the series showed that he saw they did not have a FB in right before the snap. He might not have been able to get the to before the snap anyways. I am not sure how that shows he is not good at "in game situational coaching". A FB dive or trap was not a bad call in that situation... Unless you are saying that because the wrong package was in during one play proves your point you have been trying to make for years.
Moreover, like mentioned before, that play was not the fumble that turned the tide, that happened well before.

04/25/2018 - 1:12am Not to mention, Brown is just

Not to mention, Brown is just a better recruit overall. I have never been a fan of Fobbs and like the kid from MD. Id be shocked if Dobbs is still a five star after the opening.

04/25/2018 - 1:08am He just did very well at the

He just did very well at the Atlanta opening regional as well

04/20/2018 - 5:08pm I don't think it's a

I don't think it's a completely insane arguement or anything. However, Hurts is not going to get drafted either.

04/09/2018 - 9:33pm And it is not to far outside

And it is not to far outside of what Jim has already done. He has used the backside G and T pulls on counters for years.

03/31/2018 - 11:55am The RB pass pro was bad under

The RB pass pro was bad under Wheatley too. Yet, noone questions his coaching abilities.
The truth is D. Smith has been the only RB with a plus pass pro game in years.

02/23/2018 - 12:48am Do people really think

Do people really think harbaugh is done running zone? I'm not saying it will be a huge part of the offense. However, he loves giving trams multiple looks to prepare for. I don't think he decided to give it a shot for one year and give up.

02/22/2018 - 2:56am Partridge is one of the

Partridge is one of the coaches that have Georgia as part of the region. My understanding is the regional guys are now starting contact and the position coach start their relationship a bit latter. However, if the is from Georgia, Partridge or Moore (I believe) will be listed as primary.

02/22/2018 - 2:02am So you are arguing that since

So you are arguing that since the title 9 and DA cover for athletes izzo is spared any accountability for allowing them to play after know the allegations and that one of the players basically admitted she tried to stop them?

02/22/2018 - 1:58am I mean, Harbaugh kicked LTT

I mean, Harbaugh kicked LTT off the team for taking consensual sex without telling the girl, and I believe he did so before charges were officially made.
That is far less than the MSU player admitted to on that tape, which izzo almost certainly was told about considering how informed these documents show. You don't have to wait for a discussion from a currupt DA. You can kick them off the team for breaking moral or ethical team rules. Admitting to what the kid admitted too certainly gives grounds for dismissal for that.

02/17/2018 - 1:37pm Your post is exactly why this

Your post is exactly why this fan base sucks. To many people simply have no idea what they are talking about, or refuse to take a step back and look at Jim's time here.
Either way, to think he has not done much better than hoke is laughable. He has two top ten wins, and 3 more top 25 wins. All of these were 10 win teams and 4 won at least their division. However, after a rebuilding year where they replaced 18 starters with largely first 2 year guys because Hoke left the roster a mess, and people act like Jim hasn't turned the program around.
8-5 is the floor for him, but was the ceiling for Hoke in a season like last year.

02/15/2018 - 11:51am I would not be surprised.

I would not be surprised. This last year, I did think he was walking around awkwardly. The first thought was his hips.

02/11/2018 - 9:31pm This is for the WR coach, not

This is for the WR coach, not OC. It would be a pretty big hire.

02/08/2018 - 4:24am The guy bet four division

The guy bet four division chsmps, has 5 wins over ten win teams and one over a 89 win team, 2 finished top ten, the other 3 finished top 25. Yet, people always reguritate this nonsense that he has yet to win a big game here. If beating a team that finished in the top ten us not a big game you are basically limiting "big games" to OSU.
So just say he has yet to bet OSU, because he has won big games, just not against them.

02/08/2018 - 4:15am Come on man. You can't just

Come on man. You can't just look at the record with out looking at the SOS. Michigan has had a MUCH tough schedule under harbaugh. He has two top ten wins and beat 4 division champs. I don't think hole had yep top 25 wins.
Moreover, the trajectory is absolutely not the same either.

02/01/2018 - 4:04am Funny, it looks the sparty

Funny, it looks the sparty does the same.

01/30/2018 - 6:09pm After watching he speak on

After watching he speak on otl I gotta say I have more respect for her. Not all is known more MSU fans and alum should stop acting like Izzo and Dantonio did nothing wrong by not punishing guys that were accused of rape.
I get no charges were brought. However, it seems clear that this is because the athletic department, EL police and even the DA's office clearly had a standard operating procedure of keeping them under wraps and away from the courtroom.
Nevertheless, their fanbase is all over social media and forums claiming it's a witch Hunt because no charges were made, like the two coaches couldnt kick them off the team with out charges being brought, or at the very least suspended the players -- or in one case the coach.
There is simply to much smoke to act like these coached handled things the right way. I am glad Hill had enough ethics and morals to say that it certainly appears izzo handled it the wrong way.

01/28/2018 - 2:19am This is absolutely spot on.

This is absolutely spot on. First off I think it seems pretty close to certain that every organization you mentioned did help cover-up and keep charges being filed.
Secondly, the landscape has changed since Baylor's scandal. People are simply not sitting around and tolerating scandals involving sexual assult.
I don't see how the coaches will be there much longer. Moreover, I think that people in law enforcement or the ADs office may have the investigation turned on them. Specifically, the former assistant DA that now works in MSU title IX.

01/28/2018 - 2:03am They went from "well it's

They went from "well it's just girl sports so let's take the opportunity to demand heads roll so we can claim to be better than PSU fans."
Then the stuff izzo and Dantonio have covered up started coming to light and it because "oh shit there are claims that Izzo and Dantonio also covered up sexual assults? Has to be baseless nonsense being spewed by a shameful ESPN who is using Nasser to make baseless claims to gain views!!!!"
So shamefull.

01/28/2018 - 1:52am Am I the only one that

Am I the only one that cringed that he choose to use the phrase "until we took it by force"? Does he not no that this wording is probably the worst choice considering everything going on there?

01/28/2018 - 1:17am My first thought to the

My first thought to the question was I really hope the BoT request have zero merit to the AG because if they did it would just be a dog and pony show.

01/28/2018 - 12:56am I for sure thought that they

I for sure thought that they wear going to be when he said I have been advised to not take questioned but will take two.
Then the first one was a softball, I think about retiring if I remember right.
However, the second question was directly about if he knew of the other allegations, which made he contradict his statements from last year about those sexual assult allegations being the first they have had to deal with.
So, I walked away thinking they probably were not plants

01/01/2018 - 9:56pm Looking at records alone is a

Looking at records alone is a stellar way of seeing how well the two have done. I get it year 3 was a rebuild when you wanted it to be a reload. But you can't talk about blinders while comparing hoke and harbaugh record.
The big ten is vastly better now, so the strength of schedule is much better.
By year 2 he beat 4 division champs, 2 of which were top ten wins. Home never had results close to this.
Just context bro.

12/27/2017 - 1:48pm A lot of that was the line

A lot of that was the line had not gelled yet and allowed free rushers at will. They were not perfect later in the year, but they played much better defenses and did give cleaner pockets. I know, I know, peters got hurt because of a blown twist pick up. Howevet, it the LB just does a normal tackle and not pull up on Peters hips and drive him into the ground while still driving his feet for several seconds after, he probably does not get hurt.
Basically, speight could have gotten back to pre injury form if he was healthy as the line and wr started to get there feet under them.

12/27/2017 - 1:42pm You know the injuries started

You know the injuries started well before mid October right? Speight went down in Purdue and black went down the game before, if I remember right. These were two big hit.
Do you think it's possible that we beat msu with these two? I mean, they had horrid turnover luck and the wr dropped a few fades that Black would have almost certainly caught. I think they probably pull out the win in that game with those two and would then not be put off the playoff hunt in October.
Moreover, with Peters in verse Wisconsin the whole game we probably win that. Considering that O'Korn played his worse game at Michigan and we almost beat OSU, I think it's safe to say that speight or Peters gets the win there.
So, yeah, without injuries I think 11-1 was a possibility.

12/27/2017 - 1:23pm Yes, we did have a chance to

Yes, we did have a chance to win despite it. However, you simply need to be a lot better than a team if the refs are calling it one sided in favor of the other team.

12/27/2017 - 1:19pm It is all about context.

It is all about context. People want to say Meyers is clearly better just because of champions and record. However, at every stop he has walked into a program that had a very good to perfect QB to run his system. Moreover, he had never had to do a complete rebuild of a program, outside of BG. However, again, he had Josh Harris who was a poor man's tebow. He still went 17-6 in the Mac with a qb perfect for his system.
At every stop harbaugh has walked into a full rebuild, where you have to change the culture from expecting to lose to expecting to win. To compare the two you really need to look at context and realize that they have taken over drastically different programs. Therefore, comparing them is not an apples to apples comparison.

12/27/2017 - 12:55pm We all know how they did not

We all know how they did not get in. OSU home cooking. Plan and simple.
You know it's bad when the redit forum for that game is nothing but comments talking about how one sided the calls where, and OSU fans trying to defend it. The kicker was, almost none of the comments were from Michigan fans. It was a bunch fans from other conferences talking about how Michigan was getting hosed.

12/27/2017 - 12:44pm He has 5 wins over teams that

He has 5 wins over teams that finished in the top 25, 2 of which finished in the top ten. Of these 4 were division champs.
Every single one of these games where of more "consequence" than beating a crappy sparty.

12/27/2017 - 12:34pm He took a program over that

He took a program over that was 46 and 42 over the previous 7 years and won 20 games in the first 2 years. Then had a rebuild and will probably finish 9-4.
This conversation is so premature that it is meaningless at this point.

12/27/2017 - 12:24pm So, the guy took over a

So, the guy took over a program that many called a tire fire that was pretty much a laughing stock, and had back to back ten win seasons, finishing 12th and 10th in the country... And has had crap luck while doing it.
However, he has not raised the program ceiling? Why?
Because in a rebuilding year he goes 8-4?
If you are in a rebuild in year 3 after taking over a program that was barely over .500 the seven years before you got there and you are in the toughest division in college football, you have raised the ceiling of the program having 8-4 be the absolute floor.