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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.

07/31/2018 - 11:20pm Has anyone noticed how the…

Has anyone noticed how the media have turned on Harbaugh a bit this year?  It seems like every photo of him that shows up anywhere is the least flattering photo they can find.  It reminds me of a catcher "framing" his glove to try and expand the strike zone.

05/26/2018 - 9:07am Money

Look at his list of schools.  Two of the documented dirtiest programs in football and a bunch of SEC teams.  A clean program isn't going to get a kid like this.  It's just the way it goes.  MSU is probably only on the list because of what appears to be a nice little "Belleville pipeline" for MSU.

That is a major reason why I wish the NCAA would just let the kids take money from boosters and endorsements. I would love to see Michigan compete on a level playing field with dirty programs.

03/23/2018 - 12:48pm Not in my book

The Pac 12 is still seen as a major conference and their fans are ardent in their belief that they are the best.  So are a large portion of their media.  Arrogance is alive and well in the Pac 12.

03/23/2018 - 12:28pm Izzo is on the run

Izzo knows the shadow of conseqences is looming closer over him than it ever has.  No wonder he is becoming "unhinged."

03/23/2018 - 12:26pm Perfect

Hoke has been called a lot of things, but "subtle" isn't one of them.

03/23/2018 - 12:17pm Regression Toward the Mean

I often use "regression toward the mean" when talking about sports.  For this game, I said on a few forums that if both teams regressed toward the mean, Michigan would win.  The "flip side" of this for Michigan is that they averaged 37% from the three point line this year.  That makes it highly unlikely that we will see 58% again this tournament.

Luckily, they still would have won if they had shot 9/24, or 37.5% from the three point line.  A team with this kind of defense is going to win a lot of games, especially in the NCAA Tournament where it is usually harder to score.   

They had two bad shooting games and one great one.  I am hoping they settle in at 37-40% for the next three games.  It should be enough.

03/23/2018 - 12:09pm RAVEN

RAVEN: Remember Affect Verb Effect Noun.

03/20/2018 - 11:54pm Victim of his own success

Dumars was so successful early that nobody in the league wanted to make him a bona fide trade offer in his later years.  They were all afraid of getting the short end of the trade.  I think the disaster with Darko was what made everything fall apart.  They would have won at least one more NBA Championship if they had drafted 'Melo instead.

I think Chauncey would be solid.  But while we're bringing people back, I vote for bringing Stevie Y home to the Wings.

03/11/2018 - 6:39pm Bahaha

I am guessing it might be more relevant to ask if Barkley ever goes on TV without drinking...

03/09/2018 - 11:13am Ugh

Brandon almost killed Domino's.  He almost killed the University of Michigan athletic department.  Finally, on his third try, he "succeeded."  He killed Toys R Us.  

I know there were plenty of outside factors, but when everything falls down around an executive everywhere he goes, sometimes you have to hold that executive at least partially responsible for the outcomes.

02/19/2018 - 3:03am Hmmm

And now Michigan and OSU have the same overall records this season: 22-7.  Maybe the oddsmakers and gamblers had OSU figured out before the media did.  I wonder if Michigan will be ranked over OSU? 

The media and coaches can't use Big Ten "weakness" as an excuse for criticizing the Big Ten and then give OSU the nod over Michigan for a "better conference record."

02/07/2018 - 10:04am Why bother?

I don't hear anyone at Michigan saying "this is the hire that puts us over the top."  Why should anyone here bother to "say" or prove an irrelevant concept?

02/05/2018 - 3:12am Fait Accompli

This was a fait accompli the second Patterson signed with Michigan.

02/05/2018 - 3:09am Terrible headline

He's just a guy who bowls in a league and has one series over 700 with a 195 average.  This is on what is known as a "house shot," on which professionals who actually make money average at least 235 and closer to 245.  That is a 700 series pretty much every time they bowl.  He's not bowling in any tournaments.

He's a "pro bowler" like French Fries are "French."

01/29/2018 - 2:03pm I agree

I agree with TruBlu, and I'll go a step further.  I will be stunned if the MSU administration are obstinate, arrogant and ignorant enough to keep Izzo and Dantonio for another week.

01/29/2018 - 1:23am Don't: just don't...

Don't try to normalize the Culture of Sexual Assault at Michgan State University by insinuating that it "happens at other schools."

While some other schools may indeed do this, it is not "business as usual," nor is it commonplace.  What happened at MSU is very, very wrong and is the biggest sexual abuse scandal in the history of sports.  

Nothing of this scope is happening anywhere else or there would be some obvious signs that something was going on.  You know: like the signs the media and the MSU administration ignored during the reigns of Nassar, Izzo and Dantonio...

01/29/2018 - 1:17am Me, too

I "vote" for 1968.  A lot of people don't remember that the Tigers almost won in 1967, too, losing to the mighty Yankees on the last day of the season to lose the pennant.