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11/11/2018 - 10:36am This looks rather innocuous…

This looks rather innocuous.   Now I wish I could have seen the original title.  Guessing he didn't put "John" in the original title?  

11/01/2018 - 11:37am Bama is in unless they lose…

Bama is in unless they lose twice.  And even then, the committee finds a way to get them in.  If Bama loses to LSU and LSU wins the division and the conference, one loss Bama gets in due to the Alabama Exemption.

 

You might as well cheer for Bama to keep on winning.

10/31/2018 - 10:04am Can they make this decision…

Can they make this decision retroactive by about 15 years?

10/26/2018 - 10:52am They have already started …

They have already started "slipping."  May they go into free fall starting with the Michigan game.

10/23/2018 - 4:12pm Urban Meyer is the Billy…

Urban Meyer is the Billy Martin of college football.  He's great for a few years, but then self-destructs by making everyone around him hate his guts.

A savvy AD would hire him to win an NC and fire him after the next year if he doesn't win again.

10/18/2018 - 8:22pm I hope Michigan finds a way…

I hope Michigan finds a way to pay Warriner what he deserves while using a nebulous title of some kind to make it sound like they gave him more duties and responsibility.  I would make a suggestion, but I am just not that creative.

10/12/2018 - 1:42pm Hoke was a great recruiter…

Hoke was a great recruiter who was overwhelmed as the HC of a major program.  SDSU was his ceiling; he was done in by the Peter Principle.  But it was a significant stretch to hire him, especially when so many good spread coaches were available and the personnel was set to succeed as a spread program.

If David Brandon had been remotely intelligent, he would have brought in a spread coach and Denard would have won at least one Heisman.  Michigan may have won a National Championship with him.  Hoke did what he was hired to do.  David Brandon was the real villain.

It is David Brandon's fault that OSU and PSU are dominating the Big Ten with spread offenses that, according to the alums who make decisions concerning Michigan football, "won't work in the Big Ten," while Michigan is still rebuilding from the David Brandon Debacle.

 

10/09/2018 - 10:59am If Sparty fans hadn't proven…

If Sparty fans hadn't proven they are even more insufferable as winners than they are as losers, I would almost feel sorry for them.  They still think their team has plenty of talent and is just playing bad or getting bad breaks.  They still have no idea the only reason they had their brush with quasi-elite status is because Michigan self-destructed for eight years.

This year has been predictable.  They are paying the price for five years of too many recruits with offer sheets from MAC and lower BT schools.  Their depth players would be a decent MAC team, but have no business playing against better Big Ten teams.

And it is only going to get worse for them.  They will be a 7-5 or 6-6 team for the foreseeable future.

10/03/2018 - 7:25am If a smallish slot guy can't…

If a smallish slot guy can't thrive in the spread, how is he going to even compete for playing time in a pro-style offense in a top 20 program?  There are plenty of MAC, MVC, etc teams that could give him playing time.

10/02/2018 - 11:06am They are a team whose…

They are a team whose primary goal when they play Michigan is to injure the QB.  I am sorry for White as a human being because he deserves compassion, but not for Sparty.

10/02/2018 - 11:04am Michigan should be favored…

Michigan should be favored against everyone but PSU and OSU.  If the results are "chalk," it works out to 9-3.  Not 7-5 or 6-6.

10/01/2018 - 4:19pm I agree with this, Joe. …

I agree with this, Joe.  Michigan plays from five to eight games a year that are "rivalry games" for the opponents.  They really have to play at near-rivalry game intensity every week to have a great year.

09/25/2018 - 4:21pm Yep.  The idea is still…

Yep.  The idea is still great and could be done very well under a different name.  But it has to be done right, with the most vitriolic and/or funny fan posts available.

09/25/2018 - 11:33am I would rather have the guys…

I would rather have the guys who want to get paid in college DQ Michigan right away instead of keeping them hanging before signing with a dirty program.

09/25/2018 - 11:31am When 98% of NFL players…

When 98% of NFL players tested after death show CTE, "we" aren't "overprotecting" anyone.

09/25/2018 - 11:28am tl;dr

tl;dr

I'm sure it was a wonderful diatribe, though.

09/23/2018 - 10:03am That is exactly how a good…

That is exactly how a good coach speaks.  No bulletin board material for the other team.  I am betting he reminded a few of his players about that after their part of the presser.

09/19/2018 - 10:46pm Hopefully, the Rocky thing…

Hopefully, the Rocky thing lasts for about one half.

09/18/2018 - 10:19am I thought Nebraska had…

I thought Nebraska had decent talent and that Frost, our "hate" for him notwithstanding, would turn them into a dangerous team this year.  I am very glad to be wrong so far.   Michigan has enough tough games coming up; I hope Nebraska continues to play badly.  Martinez is better than his backup, but he was far from perfect against Colorado.

As for Sparty, I still think they are regressing toward the mean and won't be as big a threat as they have been.  The last three or four years of signing guys with offer sheets like Purdue, Illinois and various MAC schools is starting to show.  Four of their victories were gifts last year.  Those gifts usually balance out.  I am only putting them fourth because the Michigan game is their Super Bowl.

OSU 

PSU

Wiscy

Sparty

NW

Indiana

Nebraska

Maryland

Rutgers

09/16/2018 - 6:50pm I know it's really against…

I know it's really against the "code" to quit at the half, but it was so Bills that I can't help but want to congratulate him.

09/16/2018 - 6:48pm Well, to be fair, at least…

Well, to be fair, at least nobody "retired" at halftime for the Lions today.  That's the most positive thing I can say.

09/16/2018 - 6:41pm Take the win....

Take the win....

09/16/2018 - 1:46pm I think Harbaugh will…

I think Harbaugh will continue to make the best decisions for his depth chart.

09/16/2018 - 1:44pm I disagree with the OP. They…

I disagree with the OP. They should keep Meyer in front of the cameras and let him keep exposing himself as an enabler of domestic violence.

09/07/2018 - 10:16am "Reload?"  Michigan is one…

"Reload?"  Michigan is one more season away from the "reload and develop" phase.   Sometimes it seems like a lot of people don't remember just how much of a clusterfuck the program was under David Brandon.  A full five year rebuild was necessary.  This is only the beginning of year four.

At this point, I agree with Brian.  The OT position is still toast.  And it is one of the most important positions on the team.  I am hoping it is at least tolerable by next year. The ND game may have sucked, but they really aren't that far away and ND could turn out to be a playoff team this year.

If ND does make the playoffs, a seven point loss in the first game isn't going to look all that bad in retrospect.

09/05/2018 - 3:56pm It's a sad day when someone…

It's a sad day when someone even asks this question.  Harbaugh will outlast Urban Meyer, who comes off as the Billy Martin of college football.

09/05/2018 - 3:55pm One has to really be…

One has to really be searching for negativity to find this stat.

09/05/2018 - 7:47am This is what happens when…

This is what happens when you combine too much money, too much fame and too many head shots.

09/04/2018 - 11:38am I can't imagine watching a…

I can't imagine watching a replay of a loss. Not into masochism....

09/03/2018 - 11:20am RR's tenure was sabotaged…

RR's tenure was sabotaged from the beginning, when LC was passing out transfer slips like crackerjack prizes after his last bowl game.

It's obvious that the rebuilding process is going to take a full five years thanks to the buffoonery that would follow after the initial sabotage of RR.  And the biggest part to rebuild, as Brian has mentioned numerous times, is the OL.  

In the meantime, this team can still recover and win the next five.  5-1 going into the Wiscy game isn't a bad position to be in.

09/02/2018 - 11:07am Brian was 100% correct in…

Brian was 100% correct in his assessment of every OT on the team.  Either that, or every DE playing for ND is a top ten draft pick.  I am leaning toward the former.

09/02/2018 - 10:57am The media love to build…

The media love to build people up and tear them down.  It's sorta pathetic, though, when a seven point loss to a soon-to-be top ten team that was given their third TD by shoddy officiating is enough for people to make a negative macro-judgment on the coach's ability to do his job.

08/30/2018 - 11:01am Play fake to Higdon up the…

Play fake to Higdon up the middle, TD pass to a wide open DPJ.  Like that's ever gonna happen at Michigan on the first play of the game.

08/30/2018 - 10:58am Sorry, UMx, but when…

Sorry, UMx, but when Michigan is 69-36-5 against a program and that program's success usually depends on whether Michigan is up or down, it is entirely reasonable to expect regression toward the mean, no matter how many stats are cherry-picked to include Michigan's eight year path of self-destruction.

08/27/2018 - 8:33pm They are now even thinner at…

They are now even thinner at QB than Sparty, who are Lewerke and a bunch of guys who may not be good enough to start at EMU right now.  If Martinez can execute Frosts offense and stays healthy all season, Nebraska could win nine or ten games.

08/26/2018 - 12:49pm I think a lot of the media…

I think a lot of the media may be missing the boat on Nebraska.  They have good personnel there and a coach who is already one of the best at getting the most out of his players.  The division isn't all that strong.  Nebraska concerns me more than Wiscy, Sparty or even PSU at this point.

This development obviously means he is going toward his preferred spread offense but with the kind of QB who traditionally gives Michigan fits.  I don't like Frost at all, but I do respect his ability to win.  

Here's hoping Don Brown's defense is up to the task against them.

08/23/2018 - 7:29pm I hope there is a…

I hope there is a demonstration at every OSU road game this season.  They are counting on this to all blow over.  But if it catches enough momentum, OSU will be a poster child for domestic abuse.

In their attempt to cover everything up, they may be creating more awareness.  I'm sure the irony would escape them...

08/13/2018 - 4:55pm I would be surprised if more…

I would be surprised if more than one active player sold his shoes.  And it could still turn out to be all transfers and support personnel who sold theirs.

08/13/2018 - 4:51pm I am still trying to figure…

I am still trying to figure out why the media are so high on ND.  They have gone from a school that used to get "The Luck of the Irish" whenever they needed it to a team that enters each season highly ranked and "shoots itself in the foot" whenever they have a shot at greatness.

08/13/2018 - 10:46am He got plenty of …

He got plenty of "opportunity" at Michigan.  He just failed to take advantage of it.  Hopefully, someone steps in and tells him he needs to filter that opinion a bit and take personal responsibility for his own failings.

08/12/2018 - 9:53am Sky Pahther writes: "Rich…

Sky Pahther writes: "Rich Rodriguez never made sense as a coach at Michigan."

Sure.  "The spread won't work in the Big Ten." Yet Urban Meyer is killing the Big Ten and has won three NC's with RR's offense.

When RR screwed around on his wife, he became sorta "dead to me."  But he made great sense as a hire. Unlike at OSU, there wasn't anyone around the program who was strong enough to get those resisting the hire to get behind the program.

08/12/2018 - 9:50am Hagerup is on Linkedin .  He…

Hagerup is on Linkedin .  He is listed as working for Fox Networks Group.

08/12/2018 - 9:31am It is obviously fake.  Maybe…

It is obviously fake.  Maybe this means LSU Freek is back.  It would be a great way to reappear.

08/08/2018 - 11:06pm It's really difficult to do…

It's really difficult to do comedy.  Things that sound funny around the bong can fall flat on a public forum.

08/08/2018 - 1:06am The entire national media…

The entire national media have turned on Meyer.  The troglodytes in Columbus won't, but hopefully the "investigators" will see how untenable the position of keeping him is.

08/07/2018 - 9:20am I wish other coaches felt…

I wish other coaches felt this way, especially at MSU and OSU. They have now joined Baylor and Tennessee as "schools where it's not safe for women to attend."

08/05/2018 - 11:01pm I don't know how …

I don't know how "independent" you can call the board "investigating" the Meyer case.

08/05/2018 - 10:52pm This sucks.  It means they…

This sucks.  It means they are going to get him back on the field in time for the first game.  They are even better at stonewalling and being obstinate than MSU.

08/04/2018 - 8:09am I want to sell swamp land…

I want to sell swamp land via network marketing.  Can I hire Meyer's PR guy?  That was some great sales copy.

08/04/2018 - 8:07am The Ed Martin scandal…

The Ed Martin scandal happened more than 25 years ago.  PSU was more recent but they have rehabbed nicely.  MSU and OSU have yet to be fully punished for what is going on at their schools, so they have to be considered current.