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01/02/2018 - 9:16pm What's that smell?

I'm fairly new to this board, but is this Brian guy a self-justified ass hole, or what?

01/01/2018 - 8:01pm Too much like Hoke's second year

Only won games we were supposed to win as favorite.   Never won as a dog, and lost some we were supposed to win as favorite.   Blew a winnable game against the Gamecocks.  No killer instinct.  No big performance.  Bad memories.  Ghosts of Hoke.

01/01/2018 - 7:58pm Glad the season is over

totally wasted and forgetable

01/01/2018 - 7:56pm Time to win the close ones.

If you think about the 'rivalry games', we are 1-5, but could just as easily be 5-1.  Two - one W and one L - weren't close.  The 4 others came down to the last drive, or even play.  And the luck/breaks, and in in one case, call, went against us.  

Time to start making our own breaks and coming up with tht big play that decides the game.  That's what great teams do.  And....they  run the GD ball.  We haven't had a running back since Michael Hart.

01/01/2018 - 7:37pm Pep Hamilton

He turned out to be a terrible coach.  Send him packing.  I wonder abut the conditioning too.  The great SEC defenses we saw a few years ago could play for 4 quarters no matter how bad the offense was - LSU especially.  But ours plays great and then gets burned in the end.

01/01/2018 - 6:59pm Thanks!

Thanks!

01/01/2018 - 6:47pm Way too reminiscent of Hoke's 2nd year.

Kind of a throw away season.  Didn't win a game as an underdog.  Lost games as a favorite.  Blew a game against the Gamecocks in the bowl.  Brings up bad memories.

01/01/2018 - 6:43pm Injured OL?

3 OL out by halftime?  I was on the road and missed that.  Hurt?  What happened.

01/02/2017 - 10:26am The NFL scouts were watching

SB Nation released a mock draft for the first two rounds, and Lewis wasn't on the board.  I think the Orange Bowl hurt him.

01/01/2017 - 9:22pm What news of Solomon?

What news of Solomon?

01/01/2017 - 1:13pm We used to have 2 or three

We used to have 2 or three backs better than anyone we've had in the last 8 yrs.  they'd even be in the backfield together because someone who would be a tailback now would play fulllback back then.

We had Russel Davis and Rob Lytle in the same backfield and Harlan Huckleby on the bench.  Poor Roosevelt Smith was next and he never got the chance to start, but even he was probably better than recent three year starter Tip Toe Toussaint.

Or there was the time Allen Jefferson looked like a star, and got hurt.  So Tony Boles came in and led the conference in rushing, with Leroy Hoard in the same backfield, at fullback.  

Michigan was known for having a stockpile of  great backs.  It's been a long drought. And it was by far the number 1 problem in the Rodriguez/Hoke dark days; couldn't run the ball.  It's better now but we still lack the stud(s) at RB.  

12/31/2016 - 9:45pm Best conference?

Ohio State is getting their ass handed to them by Clemson.  It looks like the ACC, believe it or not, is the best conference in the country.

12/31/2016 - 6:25pm Anybody seen HIgdon lately?

For a while this year it looked like Harbaugh had found a sleeper in Karan Higdon, who appeared to be blossoming into a top back.  But after his second 100 yd game, he disappeared.  Can hardly get back to the line of scrimmage.  Pulling a Toussaint.

Next year Evans looks like he'll be the only experienced back that's any good.  And that won't be enough.  Hopefully Walker will do something.  If not, it'll be a long year, and, once again, we won't be able to put a first down or two together in crunch time to protect a lead.  We've lost too many games because of that.  It's more than the same old same old annoying inability to run when you need it.  It's going on 10 years of this. 

12/31/2016 - 1:39pm Yes, I liked what I saw too.

Yes, I liked what I saw too.  Pencil him in for '07.

12/31/2016 - 11:49am Read the Free Press article

Read the Free Press article on him.  He's been making politically and racially charged comments and tweets all fall.  BLM, Kapernic, said he's moving to Canada, and this gem:

“But real question... when was American great? Let's be honest, from my perspective it has never been.”

http://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/wolverine…

 

Big mouth.  Got burned and cost his team the game.

 

 

12/31/2016 - 9:59am Biggest problem surfaces again

We couldn't run the ball.  We haven't had a stud running back since Michael Hart.  Smith is a tough guy and a fighter, but not you star, main back.  Toussaint was a disaster.  Watched ESPN classic Rose Bowl the other day and saw Leroy Hoard and Tony Boles in same backfielld.  Haven't had anyone like them in years.  Hoard broke a tackle by Junior Seau - nowdays something like that would be as rare as a Bigfoot sighting.  In the pre-Richrod era that's how we used to play ball and that kind of thing did happen.  Harbaugh has to get that back.

12/31/2016 - 9:51am Jourdan Lewis

The AA got burned badly twice.  Seemed like he got the big head and started to think he was a celebrity or something.  Talked too much, like some kind of Hollywood actress.  Should just shut up and play football.

12/29/2016 - 9:44pm I'll be glad he's gone

Don't forget it was his low snap that started the series of events that led to the most disastrous play in Michigan Football history.  The punter still should have handled it, but the low snap in a pressure situation gave the punter just one more thing to deal with.  If Snypiewski had just pumped it in at the right  spot at the end of the MSU game last year, the punter would have routinely and easily handled it, and we would have won the game.

Sometimes in a pressure situation, one mistake starts it, and it leads to another. 

 

 

11/27/2016 - 10:18am 3 big games lost because of late three and outs

I agree with those who say we can't kill the clock with a running game.  We have lost three big games in the last two years because we went three and out late, and couldn't grind out a single first down - MSU last year before the infamous punt, Iowa this year, and now OSU.

Smith doesn't quite get it.  Higdon looked promising, but mailed in the last half of the season and hasn't done squat since the back to back 100 yard games - now he looks as bad as Tip Toe Toussaint did. 

11/27/2016 - 10:08am Another post from someone who doesn't understand line of sight

One more time.  That shot was taken from behind the action, so, from that angle, a ball above the ground will line up with a point on the ground further downfield than the point directly below it. 

11/27/2016 - 9:54am That's not an over head shot. See the sloped field.

I explained this in an earler post.  Quit making a fool out of yourself.

11/27/2016 - 9:49am Check the angled hash marks

That's not a direct overhead shot.  It's an angle shot taken from the offense side of the first down line.  From that angle, when the ball is above ground, in the line of the shot,  it would be lined up with a point further downfield from the spot where it is actually lined up vertically.  Sorry you're too stupid to know this.