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11/19/2018 - 12:21pm I don't think the…

I don't think the implication is as nefarious as that. It's just that if you choose UCLA over Michigan you might not take football as seriously as those that would choose to come to Michigan.

There are certainly worse things to be accused of, and it is obviously from a biased perspective, but I would definitely agree with Brian if that is indeed his implication.

11/12/2018 - 11:44am It's not just Brohm. He's a…

It's not just Brohm. He's a Purdue legacy that lives in West Lafayette.

11/12/2018 - 11:42am 2:1 favorite doesn't seem…

2:1 favorite doesn't seem all that high based on what you'd think the chances would be based on all the media speculation. Everything surrounding this situation you'd think this would be a done deal. That gives me a lot less confidence that Brohm is actually going to Louisville.

11/09/2018 - 4:19pm it me, bored office worker…

it me, bored office worker with too much time to click through every s&p+ team profile getting embeded on a defensive ufr no big deal

11/07/2018 - 10:49am Michigan is already up to 12…

Michigan is already up to 12 and 8 in defensive rating on kenpom and barttorvik, respectively lol.

11/06/2018 - 1:39pm I'm going to allow myself…

I'm going to allow myself the stupidity of already looking at next year because Michigan has a game coming up this week where both teams would just be better off having a bye.

QB: Year 2 Shea >> Year 1 Shea

RB: Probably the most interesting group to me. I think Evans is a good back, but I given that he still doesn't have much of a role on this team I don't think he'll be getting anything other than a plurality of the carries next year. Turner might be ready as an option, but I think the real hope here is that Charbonnet is the real deal at the one position a true freshman can really take over from day one.

Blocky/Catchy: I don't think Gentry has done enough to go pro, but if he gets a 3rd round grade I wouldn't be shocked if he left early. There's plenty of depth there anyway and the one thing really missing is probably an excellent blocker at this position, which he doesn't bring. Overall the group is probably a tick better next year with Gentry back and about even without him.

WR: Everyone back but Perry. I wonder if we see a little more of DPJ in the slot or if Oliver Martin is the one getting almost all the reps there. This group should be the most improved of any unit next year pending health and Shea's return.

O-Line: I don't know how much better this group can really get. Not having a pair of maulers on the right side may hurt. Maybe they would be able to do a little more in the screen game which could play into Evan's strengths if they are more athletic at both tackle spots next year. Could see Runyan moving over to RT if Mayfield breaks out or sticking at LT if Stueber is the better option. Losing Hudson is still confounding and sucks.
 

DE: There's enough bodies here to not have production drop off a cliff, but obviously this group won't be as good as this year. Paye and Hutchinson are good, but like honorable mention All-B1G at best for next year. I don't think Uche can be an every down player, but he will continue to be a terror on passing downs. I'm pretty much writing off Villain ever being a factor, but I hope I'm wrong. Hopefully one of the redshirt or true freshman can play a handful of snaps a game and not get blown off the ball.

DT: Hopefully Soloman is healthy and starts a true break out next year. Dwumfour beefs up a little and is able to hold up on standard downs better. Kemp seems like probably just a steady player that won't give you much more than he has this year. Jeter can hopefully hold up against the run and give you scattered snaps throughout the game. Probably more likely to see Paye bump down and get a few snaps inside than anyone else really cracking the rotation. This is a group where you hope there is solid improvement next year over this year, but I'm thinking it will probably be about the same level of play.

LB: When you lose an All-American obviously things are about to get worse, but there's enough bodies here to get you to 2016 level LB play most likely. Ross can play either spot and Gil seems fine. I don't think Hudson is leaving early at this point. I'd hope Jordan Anthony or Cam McGrone start to push from behind here, but even if they don't this won't be a trouble spot.

CB: I hope both Long and Hill don't leave early because then you have to find an entirely new group of corners. Though what the defense asks of them is not super complicated so it's really just a matter of being athletic enough and then picking the right times to get a little grabby. Ambry Thomas I have full faith in and then you hope one or two guys surface from the rest of the young guys. St-Juste is nearly in Villain territory, but I won't completely discount his chances just yet.

S: Looking at probably similar levels of play next year with Metellus taking a small step forward and Hawkins probably being about on Kinnel's level. Then you just wait to see how long it takes for Dax Hill to start stealing snaps.

Special Teams: Probably remains at this exact level next year, but you know, #collegekickers

Either way this is a pre-season top 10 type of team. I think everyone in the country will rightly give Don Brown the benefit of the doubt going into next year no matter how many starters are back. I think it's probably more of a top 10-15 defense than top 5 like this year, but it won't be noticeable against bad teams. If Shea comes back the offense could legitimately be one of the best in the country. Even if the run game takes a step back you'd be able to pass to set up the run against just about anyone in the country and running back by committee should work just fine even if no one is able to establish themselves as THE guy. Without Patterson the offense may sputter a bit, but it isn't until week 4 that they'll be tested so it shouldn't cost the team any wins.

11/05/2018 - 4:25pm Congrats to him and glad to…

Congrats to him and glad to have him on board. I hope he sticks in the class because Tim Baldwin is my brother's name and I'll get a real kick out of having him be on the team lol.

10/26/2018 - 10:57am I would like Clemson to lose…

I would like Clemson to lose a game and this week is probably the most likely game left. I agree that if Clemson loses they will probably drop to #4 in the playoff standings. That would set up Bama vs. Clemson in the first round and the two most talented teams in the country. I think Michigan can beat ND/Oklahoma or whoever else would be the #2/3 seed in that potential match-up. Having to only play one of Bama or Clemson would greatly increase Michigan's title chances.

The rest of the games don't really matter. I'd like Texas to lose because I think they are a fraud. I want Iowa to win because I respect their program ten times more than Penn State's. I want Purdue to win because Rondale Moore is cool and every win pushes Brohm closer to Louisville.

10/16/2018 - 1:43pm Brian, please consider this…

Brian, please consider this a formal question for the WTKA MGoBlog round table.

If Michigan wins the national title this year, should Mahmoud be an honorary captain for the season opener next year? I'll hang up and listen.

10/10/2018 - 9:27am Betting on Michigan +475…

Betting on Michigan +475 would win you $475 on a $100 bet

Betting on Wisconsin -1000 would mean that you have bet $1000 to win $100

10/06/2018 - 9:44pm I know at this point in the…

I know at this point in the year we are still looking at relatively small sample sizes, but Maryland entered this game as the #5 run defense in the country giving up only 2.67 YPC against FBS teams. I doubt they will finish anywhere near the top 5 in the country, but this isn't SMU or WMU by any stretch of the imagination. This is a run defense at least on par with Northwestern.

10/04/2018 - 1:58pm well shit, now I'm terrified

well shit, now I'm terrified

09/25/2018 - 1:13pm I think it's most likely…

I think it's most likely Gentry still being mad about being moved from QB to TE and now he holds a grudge against all of the QBs.

It's a major fracture in the locker room that is going to tear the team apart at some point.

09/21/2018 - 1:37pm Martinez doesn't play

Martinez doesn't play

Michigan: 38

Nebraska: 0

09/17/2018 - 11:56am Wasn't aware it was that…

Wasn't aware it was that rare, still though, a man can dream.

09/17/2018 - 11:50am Northwestern has a bye this…

Northwestern has a bye this week and there's a lot of rain in the forecast. Wouldn't surprise me if they let the grass grow extra long for this game to try to slow things down.

09/17/2018 - 11:43am As someone going to the game…

As someone going to the game that lives about an hour from Evanston this sucks. Thought we'd be able to get a noon (11 a.m. local) kick given that Northwestern just lost to Akron.

Going to miss a pretty good chunk of the first half of OSU at Penn State and probably the entire first half of Stanford at Notre Dame.

Rain is in the forecast too, but obviously that's way too far away to trust at this point.

09/14/2018 - 1:01pm CJK5H
#RememberThe5

CJK5H

#RememberThe5

09/07/2018 - 10:25am A really aggressive, but…

A really aggressive, but crappy defense is just what the doctor ordered for this game. I could see a couple early three and outs/short drives, but hopefully the offensive line can hold up and limit negative plays and we can see Patterson make quick progressions that lead to big play opportunities.

Of course I say this and now Michigan is going to score 18 points on Saturday and look like absolute ass.

08/26/2018 - 2:32pm foot injuries should be 6-8…

foot injuries should be 6-8 weeks depending on if surgery is needed or not

 

should at least be back after the bye week for penn state, but very possible he misses both the msu and wisconsin games

08/23/2018 - 11:35am Just listened to WTKA…

Just listened to WTKA podcasts and no offense to frequent caller "Jake" but I don't know how you can be pumped up for college football right now. I love college football and look forward to it every year, but it gets harder and harder to get pumped up when so many blatantly terrible things get swept under the rug (or just openly disregarded I guess) because schools can't be bothered to do the right thing.

I'd like to think Michigan is above it all, and quite possibly they are, but as B1G school after B1G school gets implicated in one awful thing after another that clouds my thought more and more.

I'll still be excited for kickoff at 7:30 on September 1st, but the whole sport feels gross to me right now.

08/20/2018 - 1:06pm Unimpeachable source imo

 

Unimpeachable source imo

 

Mike from Plymouth also broke Watergate if I recall correctly.

08/10/2018 - 1:05pm I like the part of his film…

I like the part of his film where he trucks the living hell out of some 160 pound kid. I wish his tape was five times longer than it is.

BJ Askew? I guess he was just a fat RB though.

07/13/2018 - 12:40pm Yep, up to a 90 rating and…

Yep, up to a 90 rating and the #13 TE right behind Luke Deal

07/10/2018 - 1:53pm Am I insane for thinking he…

Am I insane for thinking he could develop into an OT?

Length, balance, flexibility all sound like traits of an OT to me

06/22/2018 - 11:53am SMart WolveFan was right and…

SMart WolveFan was right and this is probably not the right post for me to bring all this up. I'm happy for the kid and it was shitty for me to be a Debbie Downer in his commitment post. I have absolutely no problem with this kid, or any other 3 star kid, committing to Michigan. I hope this kid is great and if he moves up the recruiting rankings as a result of this commitment then more power to him.

I'm just saying that recruiting rankings on the whole have proven to matter and when seemingly no one but 3 stars are committing that does not portend great things for the future.

06/22/2018 - 11:22am That someone being Bluey,…

That someone being Bluey, who I didn't know who they were until today.

06/22/2018 - 11:19am I'm glad everyone has…

I'm glad everyone has someone to rail against and I certainly wish this kid no ill will and hope he's a great player, but when was the last time Michigan got a 4 star to commit?

I don't follow recruiting super closely, but every time I see a kid is linked to Michigan or has committed to Michigan I just assume it's a three star and I honestly don't remember the last time I was wrong about that.

06/06/2018 - 9:40am I took the plunge and bought…

I took the plunge and bought a 4k TV a few months ago. For TVs I usually wait until the new models come out and buy the previous year's after a price drop. I bought the Sony 900E 55" model for $1000. I don't have the best home theater setup at my house and I sit only about 10-12' away so I didn't need a super high end TV.

I don't regret the purchase at all and would recommend the TV for a mid-range option.4k content looks great on the TV, but 4k content is kinda few and far between at this point. The TV uses Android TV and the interface is a little sluggish at times, but I don't often use the native apps. I typically either am watching cable or using my PS4.

I would highly recommend rtings.com for finding a good TV for you. If the website reviews are a little too much info they have video reviews for each TV up on YouTube where they do a great job of explaining the strengths and weaknesses of each TV for the lay person.

03/26/2018 - 11:30pm I knew he was a HS coach in Illinois, but didn't know where

I would gladly buy the man a dozen Home Cut Donuts or maybe he's more of a Chicken 'n' Spice guy.

02/27/2018 - 4:36pm PPG!

It's basically points per game above average. It is similar to WAR for baseball so it's a counting stat. Since Pool doesn't get the same amount of minutes most of those other guys got he can't put up big counting stats numbers.

01/10/2018 - 12:09am Thank you Steve Deace

I'll watch this later.

12/29/2017 - 11:54pm obvious option here is to use the Devin Bush

obvious option here is to use the Devin Bush drawing of a wolverine from memory.

11/10/2017 - 1:49pm Onwenu

Michigan Football Twitter account just posted a picture of Onwenu travelling with the team so my guess is he's playing.

Also, how close is Higdon to getting a star?

11/07/2017 - 9:02pm New Glarus

New Glarus is a world class brewery and is about 40 minutes outside of Madison, if you're driving it's not too far out of the way to stop by on your way. They're open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. so you should make that your first stop if you're able. At the very least pick some up while you're in Wisconsin and bring it back with you.

10/23/2017 - 1:40am Look on the bright side

Even if Michigan maintains its -68 point swing from 2016 to 2017 like it did against Penn State, Michigan will still beat Rutgers by 10.

10/10/2017 - 10:57am op's thoughts on msu

09/21/2017 - 5:39pm Crawford

Not to pile on and maybe this is an insane criticism, but if he even gets a hand on the CB on DPJ's screen pass that is a TD. I know the CB is playing way off, but Crawford has to know that's a screeen and I would have liked to see a little more effort to at least sheild the defender from pursuing to the ball.

Sorry, I don't know how to embed.

https://youtu.be/-ucijwgpwJU?t=1m23s

09/18/2017 - 10:27am He meant a moral decision

On whether or not to continue watching with the increased risk of brain injuries

09/08/2017 - 1:15pm I like this kinda party

Rather than embarrass myself because I don't know how to embed, here is a link.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yO1k_98QX_g

08/24/2017 - 4:10pm Shark Richt has lost control

Shark Richt has lost control of Florida

08/23/2017 - 12:51pm Finally!

Thank goodness this was put up before part three of the season preview podcast, which is definitely not crack in audio form.

08/11/2017 - 11:36am Coaches must have told him the ball was a lunchpail

because when he saw it out there he grabbed it and went to work

08/01/2017 - 1:47am well i don't know what the hell i'm doing

but i like football

06/21/2017 - 4:53pm MGoSleeper

I didn't necessarily expect Paye to be one of the MGoSleepers in this year's class, but how many other guys would even be eligible? He and Paea were the last two players on defense that were even eligible (frome what I remember anyway) and Paea might end up on the offensive line. Am I incorrect in thinking that there were typically two chosen each year with one on offense and one on defense?

04/29/2017 - 9:32pm Draft Stock: Hoke v. Harbaugh

Locks to get drafted

1. Butt - Actually gets drafted higher under Hoke since he doesn't tear his ACL in the bowl game as Michigan misses its 3rd consecutive bowl game in this horrific scenario

2. Peppers - Obvious

3. Wormley - Highest floor of any of the defensive guys

4. Lewis - Too talented to not get picked

 

Almost sure things

5. Charlton - Pretty much same category as Lewis, but somewhat more likely for his development to be bungled

6. Glasgow - Similar to Wormley in terms of high floor and great motor

 

Maybe

7. Hill - I think he benefitted from Brown's defense and being able to show off his man coverage abilities

 

Harbaugh guys

8. Darboh

9. Clark

10. Chesson

11. Gedeon (Joe Bolden petitions for a 6th year and is granted eligibilty because NCAA and Gedeon never gets a single start)

04/06/2017 - 1:04pm Hey

Leave my fat mom alone

03/23/2017 - 12:53pm YES, THIS PLEASES KENPOM

DO NOT STRAY FROM KENPOM FOR HE IS A VENGEFUL GOD

03/19/2017 - 3:01pm play them in early

play them in early January

02/07/2017 - 1:34pm Ballz currently 69% Blue

Nice