- They ran Gardner 20% of the time for 9.1 yards per play
- They threw 31% of the time for 15.1 yards per play
- They ran Toussaint 43% of the time for 1.8 yards per play
|07/03/2018 - 2:45pm||Thanks! Given the recent…||
Thanks! Given the recent changes (no mobile app, my impression of general DGAF-ness - how long upgrade took/what you think of it/politics on main page(!)). I can't be the only one thinking it, right?
I'll lurk here for the Game Recaps, Previews, and UFRs, but Wolverines Wire may bump to my most oft-refreshed source of M content.
|06/07/2018 - 4:39pm||Unsurprising. Just look up…||
Unsurprising. Just look up Gilbert Levin and his Labeled Release experiment from the original Voyager probes.
|12/08/2017 - 10:11pm||Beware...||
I'm waiting for them to make good. I ordered (and was charged) for 2 on 10/30. Fulfillment 11/18. Will have by 12/01.
That changed to fulfillment by 12/01 will have by Xmas.
Called & Spoke w customer service Monday. Will have and ship out this week.
Here I sit Friday night and still says "awaiting fulfillment"
|11/18/2017 - 6:01pm||(in my best 30 for 30 voice)||
What if I told you Cardale Jones only threw 3 passes vs Michigan in his career?
|10/22/2017 - 8:24pm||JFC. This horse isn't dead yet?||
Night games are hype games and two full recruiting cycles aren't enough for Harbaugh to overcome 8 years mediocre Michigan teams. Night games are when good teams play. Michigan is not yet a consistent good team.
I wonder what all these people who just want noon kickoffs going happen when Michigan IS good enough to make the CFP. You think they'll just have the Michigan semifinal at noon?
|10/08/2017 - 11:55am||This. All of this.||
There were two or three 'coverage sacks' in the first half when the offense had no momentum. Isaac fumble was an absolute killer, and O'Korn in the second half lit hhen offense on fire. But the receivers can't seem to get ANY separation.
|03/18/2017 - 9:57pm||Take This Job...||
Wasn't a really good read and was very poorly edited, but some stories were great. Especially the one of a 10 year old Jimmy knocking himself out cold at Michigan Stadium playing on the steps, but getting up and firing the football back up 50 rows to the thrower.
|02/01/2017 - 12:44am||GOAT approved||
|11/08/2016 - 6:53pm||I can't unsee it. Holy hell.||
My eyes. They burn.
|11/06/2016 - 12:46am||Overcoming marginal offensive PI...||
Setting up 2nd and 34 which Evans turned into a (near?) TD. Shamefully that play was not ruled a touchdown, but 2nd and 34 no big deal w today's offensive dominance.
|11/05/2016 - 8:13pm||This was truly a dominant first||
Performance for the first three drives... Over 265 yards of offense, 8 players running for a combined 110+ yards, Speight was 8/9 for 166 yds, as a team we had 14 first downs, and had faced only one third down.
This team is scary good and I'm enjoying every damn minute.
|11/01/2016 - 8:01pm||From someone who just||
named their 2nd born Charlie Woodson you have my support.
|10/30/2016 - 12:30am||Hands down||
Peppers returning that 2 pt try to finish Sparty. Dantonio sucks, and got precisely what was deserved for that 2 pt attempt.
|10/28/2016 - 12:52pm||Love Wetzel from his book Death to the BCS||
Quick, good read IMO
|10/27/2016 - 9:17am||Looks like TV on mute with WTKA on ...||
Brock Huard is an asshat, plain and simple.
I remember vs PSU last year he kept advocating Hackenberg scramble in space vs Peppers. Sounds like a man who did his research.
|10/23/2016 - 1:16am||Amen||
For those in the Chicago area this pissed me off to no end. Local anchors cutting to reporters interviewing drunks in Wringleyville... On 7 different channels.
|10/23/2016 - 1:15am||The stat about Michigan||
Leading all of FBS with 6 first half shutouts this year. It amazed me so I went back through the games, and sure enough, except for the Colorado game, Michigan is out scoring opponents 178-0 before halftime this season.
|10/06/2016 - 1:49pm||True story||
Dude had been to jail for DUI and assault charges. Ah, the good old days when anyone could coach kids.
He was a big reason why I didn't keep playing football and took up golf (another HS fall sport for boys) instead.
|10/06/2016 - 1:29pm||The article||
Clearly says the players came forward and decided to forfeit.
As a parent, I can't imagine seeing my son go up against someone that much larger (article says 117lbs on the same field as a 6'5" 300+ linemen).
HS ball is subjective - it's a big deal for some schools / regions and not so much elsewhere.
I played in Jr high and high school and got destroyed more than a few times, and I wasn't small in high school. Some schools just have players that will do that. In 6th grade our coach had us scrimmage a HS freshman team and it was a nightmare. Boys between 14 and 18 make this more of an issue.
I have no problem w the forfeit.
|10/02/2016 - 12:30am||Yards allowed by quarter today||
1st - 70 (42 on 1st drive)
|09/10/2016 - 4:40pm||Well done||
If anyone doesn't get that reference may God have mercy on their soul.
|09/06/2016 - 12:06pm||Who is banging down the door to hire Ferentz?||
Under Ferentz, Iowa has lost two or more conference games 14 of 17 years, and finished with a conference winning record less than 50% of the time. Even with last year's 8-0 run, he is 76-60 (.558) in the Big Ten.
He's equally average OUT of conference (52-27, .584 winning pct).
And he is 5-7 in bowls (0-4 since 2010)
And I'm terrified of Nov 12
|09/01/2016 - 12:57am||He wrote a book...||
Pilots Also Pray, which is (understandably) out of print. I've had it on my list for a few years but struggle to drop over $100 on an unknown. Anyone here read it?
|07/02/2016 - 11:42pm||Thanks...||
I justified a large purchase based solely on this discount.
But this is too good not to own:
|07/01/2016 - 4:14pm||Ohio and Florida||
Both states, even if their drivers are in other states, seem to piss me off the most.
|03/18/2016 - 12:17pm||Wasn't too bad, I didn't think...||
I run a pool of 25. Yes, 3 brackets are busted due to Baylor and Purdue. Overall though, most people had Purdue losing before Elite Eight, and about half the field have all 8 Elite Eight remaining and 15 of 16 Sweet Sixteen. Only 4 of 25 are missing more than 1 Elite Eight team.
|02/02/2016 - 1:49pm||50% of the way in ...||
Go for it & stick with it. I'm hooked now.
Via Audible.com. Narrator is great. Plot is there. Took me probably until about 25-30% of the way into the book to see where plot lines start to converge.
Dialogue is really good and so is character development, hardest thing for me was figuring out what was important to the story and what was just a ridiculously high level of detail.
|10/09/2015 - 4:58pm||Ghostbusters||
My 4 year old is going as a ghostbuster. I found an inflatable Stay Puft Marshmallow Man costume.
|10/02/2014 - 1:19pm||I must have ...||
I missed the chapter in Bo's Lasting Lessons that outlined how to act like a complete scumbag like this. /s
How does someone figuratively give the finger to every one of his critics so effortlessly?
|09/30/2014 - 2:03pm||It Makes No Difference|
|09/11/2014 - 1:39pm||The big difference is the NC||
The big difference is the NC coaches made an immediate impact at the school where they took over
Unlike at Michigan after Carr '06-07 and Rich Rod, these coaches didn't have a roster to rebuild AND system to install:
Mack Brown (Texas 2005)
@ Texas he was 70-19 in the 7 years before they won it all
Urban Meyer (Florida 2006 & 2008):
@ BG he was 17-6 in 2 years, then 22-2 at Utah. He went 9-3 at Florida before winning it all
Les Miles (LSU 2007):
Nick Saban (Alabama 2009, 2011, 2012):
@ MSU he was 34-24 in 5 seasons. @ LSU he was 48-16 in 5 seasons with a championship in 2003. @ Alabama he went 7-6 then 12-2 before reeling off 3 titles in 4 years
Gene Chizik (Auburn 2010):
He's the exception. He went 5-19 in 2 years at Iowa St, then 8-5 in his first season at Auburn before going 14-0 behind Cam Newtown and some booster cash.
JimBo Fisher (see what I did there?) (FSU, 2013):
31-10 in 3 seasons at FSU prior to 2013 championship
|03/11/2014 - 1:05pm||THANK YOU||
I took them at 30:1 last fall.
After the 8-4 start and McGary going down, I forgot all about that bet :)
|03/10/2014 - 2:02pm||The stats put out||
On 2FG% and offensive efficiency are ridiculous.
I was shocked last night watching BTN's Basketball & Beyond last night, I was surprised to learn we gave Nebraska their only home loss.
UM went 5-0 @Minn, @Neb, @MSU, @Wisc, and @osu
Those 5 schools went 73-9 otherwise at home.
Neb played MSU and Wisconly once (2-0) & MSU and WISC played each other only once
MICH's one-plays had a .377 leage winning pct. MSU's had .466, WISC .488
UM played the other top 7 teams at least 2x, save for ohio state, whom we played once (on the road)
|03/10/2014 - 1:57pm||Thought the cosmic calendar was well done||
Even though I knew the entire 'mankind is only a few seconds in relation to the universe', I thought it was well done, especially the inclusion of the asteriod which caused the dinosaurs to go extinct. I thought the cartoon was longer than it needed to be, though I appreciated learning of the individual between Capernicus and Galileo. The scalability of the observable universe is always fun to see, especially the tease NDT did with multiverses.
Really enjoyed the sentiment at the end with NDT meeting Sagan in the 70s and Sagan inspiring him to be the person he is today.
|03/10/2014 - 1:11pm||Seth Davis had us dropping 1||
Seth Davis had us dropping 1 spot this week.
|12/30/2013 - 1:27pm||I'm enjoying||
The irony of your post, which criticizes a) statistics and b) regurgitation of opinions put forth on this site, and is then backed up with statistics and blaming youth.
Intentional or not, well done sir.
|12/30/2013 - 10:58am||Dave Brandon||
IMO, was guilty of this in 2010/2011. Waiting solves nothing. Once you know that what you have isn't cutting it, take action.
Brandon could have let RRod go after osu 2010 and aggressively gone after Harbaugh (SF didn't offer him until late Dec), etc.
But he waited. And part of our underachievement this year can be attributed to the makeshift 2011 recruiting class which resulted.
|12/25/2013 - 12:22pm||Best gift ever||
I suck at embedding pictures ... but my bother put together a promo event with Desmond Howard and Jalen Rose for the Notre Dame weekend. He had them sign this and gave it to me for Christmas:
|11/03/2013 - 11:55am||Thanks LSA ...||
Appreciate the additional insights.
I do undestand the limitations of statistics ... my genesis here was literally the thought 'we never used to not score TDs, right?"
It's one thing from the RRod era to realize we were inept due to personnel and execution.
This seems to be a new direction - I can recall many games in the past two seasons where we come out, the opponent stops what we're trying to do, and we just keep doing it anyway. That 3rd and 2 QB option from Staae's red zone was a horrible play call. I don't think we tried to roll out Gardner until our penultimate drive.
Running into a brick wall over & over again (no pun intended) isn't going to weaken the brick wall.
|11/03/2013 - 11:06am||Misrepresenting stats?||
So you're telling me if I dig through the PREVIOUS 42 SEASONS, I won't find one other stout defense?
Law of large numbers .... the fact that we have not scored a TD in 4 of our last 18 games when we failed to do so a total of 11 times going back to 1968 speaks for itself. We don't make adjustments. We come out and broadcast what we're going to do, and when the opponent makes adjustments, it gets ugly.
I noticed a trend. I looked back to previous results and the trend I noticed is supported as something that didn't use to happen often at all. There was no agenda, just the thought of 'how often did we used to fail to score a TD?'
|10/21/2013 - 11:35am||The difference / contrast:||
MISSOURI has gone from 40ish to #5 in a few short weeks with consecutive wins over SEC schools.
Northern Illinois, Texas Tech, and Fresno St have not moved up in the polls more than marginally with consecutive wins over non-SEC schools.
|10/21/2013 - 11:33am||The point I was trying to make||
Was simply that Missouri plays in the SEC, beats SEC schools, and shoots up in the polls.
This does happen every year it seems (conference major, unranked, starts out 6-0 or 7-0, shoots up in the polls).
However, I think too much is being made (as is usually the case) about "quality wins" over SEC competition. You could easily frame an argument the SEC this year is not deep, is not cannibalizing itself, and is simply top-heavy with mediorcre teams. A stigma that has plagued the Big Ten for many of the recent seasons (present season not included).
I am not commenting on the strength (or lack thereof) of the Big Ten this year at all. I am only trying to present facts / results that point to the teams that play in the SEC this year, in a vacuum, away from the "SEC" label, are no different than other conferences.
|10/16/2013 - 12:15pm||That said, 2019 sets up nicely||
@ Wisc, bye, Iowa/@ Ill
Division slate: @ PSU, RUTGERS, @Maryland, BYE, vs MICHIGAN STATE, @ Indiana, vs OHIO STATE
|10/16/2013 - 12:08pm||So the MSU/osu home/home or away/away is permanent?||
|10/12/2013 - 10:59pm||1st down||
Michigan ran 35 1st down plays Saturday.
|10/12/2013 - 10:26pm||Two things:|
|09/23/2013 - 3:37pm||I saw that||
And laughed. Chantel Jennings recently joined their Big Ten Blog network at the Worldwide Leader, and I've been very unimpressed. She was linking to Drew Sharp almost every time she did the lunchtime links (hasn't since I emailed Adam and Brian ... hmmm), and her game wrap was a joke.
"Gameball goes to: Whitmer. Coming into the matchup with the Wolverines, Whitmer had thrown only three touchdown passes all season. Against Michigan, the 6-foot-1 signal-caller threw for 159 yards and two touchdowns with just one interception while picking apart the Michigan defense."
She also cites the numerous big rushing plays our defense allowed:
"a defensive line that gave the Huskies huge holes to run through time and time again."
I looked at the play-by-play. 78 yards on 21 attempts. 11 of those 21 attempts went for 2 yards or less. Yes, in the 2nd quarter we allowed 12, 10, and 16 yards within 5 rushing plays. Outside of that, nada. The entire second half they ran for 12 yards on 7 attempts (before picking up 13 on draw plays when we went to prevent).
|09/23/2013 - 1:22pm||I heard||
A stat once, and can't back it up, but some talking head noted that for NFL games, if a team scores a defensive TD they win a ridiculous amount ... like 75-80%.
If that's the case, our 4-0 record is quite improbable. Maybe that's my take-away from this team. They're improbably good.
At some point in the first half, I realized that our offense was Maverick from Top Gun after Goose dies. The shitty Maverick who can't engage. It seemed apt at the time ...
|09/08/2013 - 7:41pm||Drew Sharp ...||
Belives "Voting isn't an objective act. It's all subjective" and "he Big Ten remains a competitive embarrassment and, as a result, I devalue the conference"
His words, not mine.
|04/10/2013 - 2:14pm||Re: #5||