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10/05/2018 - 1:14pm Holy shit, he did . . . not…

Holy shit, he did . . . not dominate in those clips.  After 30 seconds, I started to almost feel bad for the kid.  He got beat with speed, he got beat with power (including getting tossed on his ass) . . . what, exactly, is he supposed to be good at? Did he have mono at The Opening or something?

12/06/2017 - 9:09am Henson

Drew Henson was a Gary-like generational talent at QB. Patterson is probably the highest ranked since then, though.

12/06/2017 - 9:07am Oh dear

Probably the 60s?

11/11/2017 - 2:30pm Just goes to show

Man, tastes in announcing are truly a question of personal taste. Like, I actually like Matt Millennials as an announcer, but I thought Brando was unequivocally bad. Still better than whoever the assclown color guy was, but bad.

10/28/2017 - 6:12pm Gotchya

Thanks for clearing that up.

10/28/2017 - 4:11pm Insider jealousy

I'm not on the boards all that regularly, so correct me if I'm wrong, but is MichiganMan14 the guy whose connection is a buddy who's a janitor for the athletic department?

10/14/2017 - 11:49pm I'm impressed

Y'all can really read a lot from that one carry.  

There's "trust the coaches," and there's "trust that the coaches know more about the running back you've seen carry the ball exactly once in a meaningful situation."

10/14/2017 - 4:50pm It's really hard to be

It's really hard to be creative when you can't trust your QB to do even the simplest things well. Even if he could throw accurate quick throws to the sidelines or screens, even a good OL has trouble executing those when the defense knows it doesn't have to worry about intermediate or deep passes. And our OL is ... not stellar.

10/14/2017 - 4:46pm This is largely true

Cult members make loud fans.

10/14/2017 - 4:40pm EXACTLY

They kept handing it to that fucking Higdon schmuck instead! WTF?? #freewalker #fireharbs #UNACCEPTABLE #hottesttake

10/14/2017 - 4:36pm I dig your style

It's subtle, but picking Caillou as your avatar and then being a grating turd in the comments is an A-level shtick.

10/14/2017 - 4:32pm Well,

You tell me what third down play you feel comfortable handing over to Johhny O and the Glaucoma QB Experience. They did draw up a pretty sweet fake toss shovel pass play, which the offense couldn't quite initiate before the play clock ran out.

10/10/2017 - 8:12am Reader71

Part of me wants to hug you for being consistently reasonable, but part of me hates you because posters like you provide just enough sanity for me to decide to visit the comments and come face to face with the whiny irrational bullshit that will give me a stroke one of these days.

10/10/2017 - 8:08am And just like that, the

And just like that, the Wolverine Liberation Army has been resurrected! I've truly missed the preening nihilism and contrarian self-loathing that gabg brought to the table.

10/10/2017 - 8:00am Honest to god

I used to think that the miserableness was because everyone had simply gotten a little spoiled and complacent under Lloyd, and then understandably frustrated by the successive shit sandwiches of Rodrigues and Hoke. But nope, the fan base is just fucking unbearable. Everyone has forgotten how quickly Harbaugh turned everything around in his first fucking year, how Jake Rudock became an NFL fucking QB, how Wilton goddamn Speight looked like a killer at times last year, how we fucking outplayed OSU in the Shoe last year and would have beaten FSU without a miracke kick return. He's clearly lost his touch, because the offense is shit this year. Maybe we can hire Brohm! I HEAR GRUDEN'S AVAILABLE.

And now this! Harbaugh seems really pissy after a painful loss to MSU, and the press goes after him, and maybe he's going to up and leave? Jim "I bought a house on Bo's fucking street" Harbaugh is going to tuck tail and run while he has that 1-4 record hanging around his neck. Fuck off. Just fuck right off.

Some people just love to feel like being OUTRAGED is somehow going to help, and they are too fucking fragile to handle the fact that there are going to be ups and downs. I would like to humbly ask that they fuck right off and just go inhabit some Real Madrid and Alabama fan sites. Site traffic might be cut by a third, but that's some serious addition by subtraction.

09/09/2017 - 4:41pm Worse than Funk?

All right, I can see you don't want to be cheered up here, Dude. Come on Donny, let's go get us a lane.

07/12/2017 - 12:26pm Amway was not found to be an

Amway was not found to be an illegal pyramid scheme.  But it's still a pyramid scheme and a scam.  

07/12/2017 - 12:23pm Regardless of the family

Regardless of the family income (do we actually know if the Forciers were rich?), it always seemed to me that Tate was raised by a near-sociopathic helicopter dad.  A helicopter dad so lacking in self-awareness that he had his Raised from Birth to Be a QB kid trained by Marv fucking Marinovich.  I'd imagine that probably had a lot to do with his immaturity and stupid decisions at school.  I don't envy his upbrining one bit.  

All that notwithstanding, you really make yourself sound like an asshole for acting like you know exactly what's wrong with Tate Forcier as a human being--and can condemn him for etnernity because of his behavior as an undergrad--just because you're a fan of his former football team and you read a fucking blog about it. 

11/14/2016 - 1:18pm We do know this (or should)

Smith is an absolute beast in pass pro. At least once in the Iowa game I saw him stone a DT when Bredeson on took on a blitzing LB. There are several times each game where I notice him picking up a free rusher and stopping him in his tracks. The other backs are either not big enough (Evans and Higdon) or not physical enough (Isaac) to do the job nearly as well.

08/20/2016 - 4:01pm Revisionist history

If an offense can move the ball but can't score, whether because of turnovers or mere red zon ineptitude, it's not a good offense. 


They did put up 21 non-garbage-time points against Wisconsin, ranked 43rd in DFEI that year. But they were humiliated by the DFEI 40th MSU defense.  

Overall, the 2010 offense had very good games against a good-but-not-great UConn defense, a very good ND defense, and a surprisingly good Illinois defense. They put up big numbers against horrible BGSU, IU, and UMass defenses, and they looked fairly good against middling Penn State, Purdue, and Wisconsin defenses. 

They looked bad to bed-shittingly bad against a mediocre MSU defenses and very good/elite Iowa, OSU, and Miss. St. defenses.

That's a mixed goddamn bag if I've ever seen one, and it shades closer to mediocre than good in my opinion.

Claiming 2010 as evidence of a Rodriguez offensive juggernaut is what's revisionist.


Points, DFEI rank (standout performance)

UConn: 30, #39

ND: 28, #11

UMass: LOL

BGSU: 65, #92

IU: 42, #102

MSU: 17, #40

Iowa: 28, #16 (14 points garbage time)

PSU: 31, #48 (7 points garbage time)

Illinois: 67 (45 in reg.), #18

Purdue: 27, #47

Wisconsin: 28 (7 points garbage time), #43 

OSU: 7, #2

Miss. St.: 14, #14

05/18/2016 - 2:19pm Great news on McDonough

McDonough is a smarmy little fuck who sure seems like he can't stand Michigan.  There is literally no announcer I would be happier say SEEYA too. People bagged on Spielman because they were ready to see bias in him no matter what, but I thought if anything he was pretty soft on Michigan (and a great commentator).  McDonough would often disagree with Spielman whenever he got too complimentary about Michigan.  I cannot fucking stand that little shit. 

04/14/2016 - 12:22pm Dibella's

That's a criminally underrated establishment.

04/13/2016 - 8:08am From the start, your argument

From the start, your argument about wedding cakes is a non-sequitur, because it has nothing to do with what HB2 actually does. It does not limit the right to refuse services relating to gay weddings or to any other narrowly defined activities. It alllows discrimination, full stop.

Second, you actually do appear to state an (admittedly somewhat flaccid) endorsement close to the segregationist states' rights argument which I lampooned in my original post. ('I sure wish people didn't feel that way, but I still don't think the government should get involved.')

To take the wedding cake example further, would it be right and proper to defend a bakery that was just fine with birthday cakes for black customers, but wouldn't cater to an interracial wedding? Before you reply that the difference is some notion of 'religious beliefs,' be aware that many devout Christians did believe segregation of races to be ordained by God. Many white supremacist groups today believe the same - should they be allowed to refuse services to non-white people?

Finally, re: trans people. Perverts gonna pervert, trans or not. What's currently stopping male deviants from men's rooms, or female deviants from women's rooms? And regardless, is it fair to discriminate against trans people because non-trans, heterosexual creeps might do some ill shit?

The law is hateful. If it was based on such ostensibly high-minded principle you say it was, explain to me why was it passed with such stealth and secrecy.

04/12/2016 - 10:54am Totally on board

Just like how Woolworth's should have been able to refuse service to those colored folks they thought were antithetical to civilized society. Goddamn federal overreach is what it is.

Also, the completely fictitious scenario of trans people creeping in bathrooms.

03/07/2016 - 3:28pm You're moving the goalposts

You're moving the goalposts here. The argument is not whether Smith will bring Illinois to the level of Saban or Carroll's programs. The argument is whether he will outperform what he did in the pros considering the nature of the job he has. If Smith can make Illiois a perennial division contender in the B1G West, that's impressive considering the long-term state of that program. Anyone who expects him to do what Saban or Carroll did is bananas.

02/18/2016 - 8:43pm Nah.

Suge killed 'em both.

02/05/2016 - 11:19pm What the fuck?

Uh, why? He do something to you?

You know that's not Mike D'antonio, right?

01/06/2016 - 7:36am I think you're giving Ole

I think you're giving Ole Miss too much credit. A quick glance at the teams' Wikipedia pages shows a pretty comparable oedigree. Also, Houston Nutt and Ron Zook are basically the same coach.

01/06/2016 - 7:31am This is the first I've heard

This is the first I've heard about LSU running a tight ship. Les certainly didn't do so at Oklahoma State. If anything, I'd bet LSU is like Ohio State -- they run a tight ship in that no one in the state is going to say a solitary word to the NCAA about any violations.

12/11/2015 - 3:04pm I have no idea on this one

Being sarcastic, or not?

Straight guy here, so not an expert, but I'd be surprised to hear ladies say Schiano is a particularly good-looking dude. Unless they're into the whole Nick Lachay but more simian thing.

12/06/2015 - 12:42am I was struggling to describe them

And you nailed it. They look like shit that was airbrushed on the side of a van. In terms of design, those are deeply silly helmets.

10/22/2015 - 12:49pm Crootin'

He won't get the same tyle of classes at, say, Rutgers, of course. But he's still a good recruiter He certainly 'sold Michigan' better than Rodriguez did.

10/22/2015 - 12:42pm Let me be clear that I think

Let me be clear that I think Hoke needed to go.

But I don't know why people keep trotting out the 'one year less experience in the OL' stat as condemnation. One whole year less across the OL, the position where experience matters more than any except maybe QB, seems like kind of a big deal to me.

10/22/2015 - 12:31pm Popcorn!

What an insightful and creative contribution!

10/15/2015 - 4:39pm Breaston

Pre-foot injury Breaston was about as fast as anyone I've seen for Michigan, except for maybe Denard. He lost a step after that, though.

09/25/2015 - 11:06am Nuclear icebreaker

If there's one thing Smith doesn't have trouble with, it's running through the tackles of defenders under 250 lbs.

09/25/2015 - 10:46am Just wondering

At any point, did anything about posting this picture in a discussion about a 17 year-old boy strike you as maybe, I don't know, a little weird? Creepy even?

09/23/2015 - 6:27am I really think Gary is a

I really think Gary is a special talent - better than McDowell or Hand. If his high school tape reminds me of one player, it's Ndamakong Suh. He has the choice of either depositing lineman behind the line of scrimmage OR beating them around the edge.

09/20/2015 - 1:24am doing this right?

I wrote about how I have dreams about being a woman on him and hid him under my mattress.

Also he's really good at press coverage.

09/20/2015 - 1:20am Can't tell if serious

But if so, here's how I know you're wrong: you're the only one putting this explanation forward in this entire thread.






09/20/2015 - 1:11am !

I'm excited too!

09/20/2015 - 1:09am Word

This post feels more like a backdoor way to slam Gardner than anything else. I'd fucking love to see Gardner be here for a coherent offense coached by top-shelf talent.

Don't care how long you've been around, bruh, you're saying nothing of value here.

09/20/2015 - 1:05am No one is worried that it's impolite

It's just fucking stupid. It's the goddamn Early Season Bart Simpson of cheers.

'See ya,' by contrast, is 18x more obscene, but it's original and funny.

Dickhead first graders say 'you suck.' Using it as a chant is a vociferous declaration of being an unimaginative dickhead.

09/20/2015 - 1:01am Conflating two things

I knew the dudes who were the weirdo claw zealots. They were trying to replace the standard 'first down' motion, which they thought looked like the FSU/Atlanta Braves chop thing. Had nothing to do with 'you suck' - which does, after all, consist of words and not an arm motion, and did not exist until at least 2005.

09/20/2015 - 12:58am No

Absolutely did not happen to any significant degree in 2003, nor 2004.

09/18/2015 - 7:20am Spielman also said that, with

Spielman also said that, with Harbaugh, the days of OSU's recent dominance are over, and that the programs will be even once again. Pretty bold statement considering OSU's record the past 3 years.

People who think Spielman is biased these days are going into the game looking for any example they can get, and ignoring all the complimentary things he says - when warranted - about Michigan.

09/18/2015 - 7:14am I think it's funny when

I think it's funny when people complain about Spielman's bias - he all but gave Michigan a tongue bath in this game.

Sean McDonough, on the other hand, is a mkserable, shaved fucking rat who clearly hates Michigan, and also visibly bristled when Spielman knocked the SEC.

08/13/2015 - 12:15am I think there are two factors here. First, I think

I think there are two factors here. First, I think the players genuinely like and respect Hoke. But I'm also starting to get the sense that they were advised quite strongly that if they'd like to do anything in Michigan Stadium beyond running stadium steps they won't say anything negative about the previous staff.
The Harbaughs are tight with Hoke - remember that one of the first conditions Jim gave Hackett was to treat Hoke with respect throughout the process.

08/12/2015 - 10:26am NOBODY knows

But its provocative - it gets the people going!