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10/22/2018 - 11:56pm Lost in some of the …

Lost in some of the (understandable) hand wringing over Hudson's abrupt departure is the fact that stud, NFL level offensive linemen, and in particular tackles, are built not recruited. In other words: stars mean little in the position block. Scouts know very little about the potential of a kid going on to play oline but coaches like Ed can make a huge difference.  Player development and moving guys into different positions to maximize potential is the mark of a good college coach.

10/22/2018 - 11:51pm Lol!!!! Hey but he's trying…

Lol!!!! Hey but he's trying to give that guy his due...

09/23/2018 - 10:57pm NFL is weird. Any given…

NFL is weird. Any given Sunday. Plus every game matters. This is why even on worst days a random NFL matchup is better then NFL or MLB (regular season).

09/23/2018 - 10:53pm These are great. Possible to…

These are great. Possible to get permission to use Turner photo on my football/recruiting blog? He's one of several freshmen to highlight in big ten.

09/22/2018 - 3:32pm They would give many teams…

They would give many teams in big ten a tight game. Solid offense and smart playmakers. 

They'd put up points on many big ten teams.

09/22/2018 - 1:29pm Time to give O'Maury some…

Time to give O'Maury some shine too. Backups galore!!! What a domination!!!

Some ppl on here called for a 10 pt Michigan win lol.

09/22/2018 - 1:27pm Michigan destroyed them from…

Michigan destroyed them from the opening Metellus pick. 

Will Ben Mason get the UM record for TDs in a game?

09/15/2018 - 11:39pm You were the guy that picked…

You were the guy that picked the Iowa over osu upset last year right?

To say we aren't in their league is ridiculous. We are. It just requires more precision and execution then the past 3 seasons. Is it likely? Maybe. Is it impossible or implausible? No. 

And Shea is better then any QB we've had last decade or more.

09/15/2018 - 7:27pm He's the best pure passer QB…

He's the best pure passer QB in maybe a decade at UM and HE HAZ RUN Threat.

09/15/2018 - 7:26pm Agree sometimes we need to…

Agree sometimes we need to get creative on down and distance plays like 2nd and 3 or 3rd and 2. Get creative. Smu showed how today. 

09/15/2018 - 7:16pm Agree 100%. Pill of chill…

Agree 100%. Pill of chill needed for these "fans". We were C level against s spirited opponent. Sometimes that happens. Still a good defense.

09/15/2018 - 7:07pm Ppl need to take a pill of…

Ppl need to take a pill of chill. Defense was solid the QB made amazing throws. When you play basketball and someone makes a jumper with a hand in their face, what do you do? Its great offense sometimes. Refs were awful as well.

09/15/2018 - 7:04pm Ummm but they're solid.  Why…

Ummm but they're solid.  Why can you not accept that he's a good QB? I mean honestly? Smu isn't garbage they've lost games but they are competing. I don't get this idiocy.

09/15/2018 - 7:01pm Agreed how refreshing it is…

Agreed how refreshing it is to have an actual RUN threat QB???

09/15/2018 - 7:00pm He does. More seasoning he's…

He does. More seasoning he's going to be good.

09/15/2018 - 7:00pm This is so idiotic. So week…

This is so idiotic. So week 3 you can definitely say this? Any given Saturday. Chill the check out, we scored 45. Good offense 6 straight Td and defense learning, Damn.

09/15/2018 - 6:58pm Patterson is the best QB we…

Patterson is the best QB we've had in like 10 years potentially.

09/15/2018 - 6:58pm Lets go Samuels!!!! Great…

Lets go Samuels!!!! Great run. Good to see him out there.

09/15/2018 - 6:55pm Huzzah a mobile QB at…

Huzzah a mobile QB at Michigan hell yes!!!!

09/15/2018 - 6:54pm Metellus was big this game…

Metellus was big this game as was DPJ. Met' was a beast he just sometimes needs to get a little less aggressive but good games all around.

09/15/2018 - 6:51pm Wow that's huge. Amazing win…

Wow that's huge. Amazing win by BYU!!!!

09/15/2018 - 6:48pm Agreed good stuff Quin!!!

Agreed good stuff Quin!!!

09/15/2018 - 6:48pm Agree. Any given Saturday…

Agree. Any given Saturday. Win each game a week at a time and be happy. These fans need to take Xanex. We have a more complete team then last 4 years.

09/15/2018 - 6:44pm Dude is really impressive…

Dude is really impressive good vision solid burst.

09/15/2018 - 6:43pm Look at ruuuuiz!

Look at ruuuuiz!

09/15/2018 - 6:41pm Disagree. Good playcalling…

Disagree. Good playcalling by smu and great QB play.

09/15/2018 - 6:40pm Ppl hyper ventilating here…

Ppl hyper ventilating here. We have a balanced team. Defense not as good as ppl think. Offense not as bad. A balanced team is what we NEED.

09/15/2018 - 6:37pm Good coach but we absolutely…

Good coach but we absolutely have to mix in zone. Have to. The blitz on 3rd and 10 too predictable.

09/15/2018 - 6:35pm Dead on. Agree they have an…

Dead on. Agree they have an accurate QB.

09/15/2018 - 6:34pm Agreed we do not play or mix…

Agreed we do not play or mix in zone on defense when we should. But, some of these throws have been amazing got to give credit where its due. Dude has been accurate. Good prep for OSU.

09/08/2018 - 4:12pm Purdue needs to upgrade more…

Purdue needs to upgrade more then just the visitor locker rooms and medical rooms it seems!

09/08/2018 - 4:00pm Watson has really improved…

Watson has really improved. Stride for stride with the guy from wmu. I think Watson might be most improved in secondary so far.

09/08/2018 - 3:53pm 9-3 with a win over MSU at…

9-3 with a win over MSU at MSU would be OK. Not great not memorable but acceptable.

Think this team can hang with anyone. Can they make the 5-6 big plays to win though?

09/08/2018 - 3:47pm Hudson with a great punt…

Hudson with a great punt block. He's got a nose for it. I thought there was good coverage overall on kicks. Anyone remember the ATROCIOUS special teams coverage under Rich Rod?

Nordin has GOT to be automatic within 45. Otherwise go to someone else or recruit someone else. Kind of ridiculous to be that hyped and miss a 40 yarder.

09/08/2018 - 3:42pm Don't think that's fair. He…

Don't think that's fair. He's got solid, big ten level speed, good tackler. Plays with a lot of aggression... Over aggressive at times. He was solid I thought Hudson was really playing well at times too. Can they do it in big games though?

09/08/2018 - 3:34pm Hawkins is quick, athletic…

Hawkins is quick, athletic. He's good in read and react and coming down for screen or run support. Key will be for him to be the ball hawking safety we need in pass game. 

Josh Ross arguably the best performance. Bush is marvelous as usual.

09/08/2018 - 3:31pm I believe Singleton got his…

I believe Singleton got his first career sack. 

Josh was all over the field really looks like a good LB. The defense played well outside of some penalties.

09/08/2018 - 3:24pm I thought the starters were…

I thought the starters were kept in a bit too long but overall not shabby. Also question some of the early playcalls on O.

Defensively what a great tackling team. Really can see the reps there and the depth looks really solid.

09/08/2018 - 3:21pm Great to see Tru Wilson with…

Great to see Tru Wilson with some hard running. McCurry with a TD! He a walk on? What a highlight for him. 

Starters were solid and love Shea but he does need to get better at throwing it away when the internal clock hits 4 seconds and there's no running to be had.

09/06/2018 - 7:28am Michigan football needs to…

Michigan football needs to be hype-less. Understand that every team wants to beat and humiliate us. Literally every one. Our rivals hate and taunt us. No more hype videos no more individual award predictions shut off PFF shut of Twitter just go in with vengeance. Believe, even if you're a 5 star recruit, that literally nobody wanted you except the Michigan family. 

Results now. No hype.

09/05/2018 - 9:18pm We need a win and badly…

We need a win and badly. Need a blowout and need to see some Michigan TDs on Saturday. Not FGs. Big play TDs. Will help a lot with general mood of the fan base.

 

09/03/2018 - 10:47pm Watching this fsu game vs VA…

Watching this fsu game vs VA tech, our offensive line could be much much worse. 

Tech consistently getting pressure with 3, 4 and 5 man lines.

09/03/2018 - 7:47pm We have some offensive line…

We have some offensive line talent coming in class of 2019 but maybe more interior linemen not the outside tackles at this point but still early.

What often works for stud, top level NFL LTs are guys who come in as jumbo TEs then grow into the position. Could've been Wheatley and might be Hayes. Which is great. I'd be fine taking 1-2 of these kinds of athletes every year regardless of "star" ranking because sometimes you really hit on a homerun. 

09/03/2018 - 9:56am Great post OP. Our fan base…

Great post OP. Our fan base needs perspective. 1st game of college football is flukey and really kind of like a preseason game. I've said this 100s of times but I really wish colleges could do a spring scrimmage or spring game against other teams.

09/02/2018 - 7:21am Huge play for sure and I was…

Huge play for sure and I was screaming at the TV. But arm punt balls like that are 50-50 or 60-40 at worse. It's basically backyard toss it up football.

The winovich point swing was completely unjustified, unnecessary. The FG flub was freakish. Again all things being equal without these confounding plays, it is 20-20 at end of regulation or maybe ND gets last second FG to win after recovering Shea fumble.

09/02/2018 - 7:06am Not rationalizing anything…

Not rationalizing anything. This is just the knife's edge between winning and losing. Harbaugh didn't cause these things, unless he's seen the late hits in practice and isn't correcting. One was a fifth year senior just being undisciplined. Does winovich do that late hit crap in practice? Why is he doing it here?

Why did Michigan drop the snap on FG attempt? Again, just a freak mistake.

Bottom line is we are 0-1 but I'm seeing posts that make it seem like we were out-classed or out-coached by a purple faced genius...simply not true. Two plays were the literal difference.

08/13/2018 - 2:33pm Some of the fanbase doesn't…

Some of the fanbase doesn't want to hear this but... we are becoming more "Spartan-esque" in recruiting and that could be a good thing in the near term. 

What I mean by that is... we are identifying guys who are from the Big Ten or Michigan footprint that fit needs and test well or at least camp well in the summer in front our coaches, but maybe aren't off the charts based on the (consolidated) recruiting industry rankings.  But maybe these young men are hungrier, nastier, and just love football more.  I do think you can judge someone's "love" of the game.  I know "love" of the game doesn't equate to more wins... but I'd rather go to battle with someone who's all-in versus a supremely talented individual who is going to bounce as soon as the going gets tough. 

Anybody watching season 3 of "Last Chance U"?  The QB, Malik Henry, is a perfect example of this.  Every high school accolade and star (5 star) imaginable.  But he doesn't seem to love the game... at least not playing it.  

Extreme example but basically what I am saying is: we need more "dogs"... all around.  Probably have 'em on offense but we need to be stocked, like MSU.  Definitely need "stars" but we also need "dogs".  

08/07/2018 - 1:50pm Exactly right.  Brian, Ace…

Exactly right.  Brian, Ace and company have done a great job of discussing the state of the current recruiting/scouting industry.  Particularly as it pertains to football, it is consolidated and hyper-focused on just a few camps and a few all-star events and shoe company showcases.  "Underwear football" is how many guys are judged, not the actual body of work in pads, etc.  

https://www.3starsleepers.com/2018/05/27/return-of-the-sleeper-croot-recruiting-industry-consolidation-will-mean-more-athletes-going-under-scouted/

04/29/2018 - 4:30pm Not "dumb" at all

Intelligent. Yeah winning at ND is great. But, remember Florida last year? 4-8 Florida? Preseason ranks mean ZILCH. If we beat MSU, at MSU, to get to 7-1 or 8-0 then great. I'll take a win over msu midseason vs a close loss at nd because it matters how you FINISH not how you start.

So tired of the hype tribe. I'm a blue blood. Show me something real and on the road and I'll join the champ or bust train.

04/29/2018 - 3:14pm Agree

Some of blind homers here are hilarious. Perpetual hype machine. For sure we will be better if everyone (expected to start) stays healthy. But so will msu. So will osu. Bottom line is we have to beat 1 or both to have a prayer of getting to b10 champ game.

We have NEVER been to even a b10 champ game folks! Pump the Damn brakes...