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11/05/2018 - 3:35pm What if Rutgers Fences The…

What if Rutgers Fences The Garden again?

10/23/2018 - 3:03pm Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers

10/23/2018 - 11:10am "His statement on this…

"His statement on this matter should have simply read:21-7. "

We'll be laser focused on this 21 hours a day, 7 days a week, 94 weeks a year

10/23/2018 - 10:17am Meh

I don't want read…

Meh

I don't want read option at Michigan

10/21/2018 - 9:14am Thanks guys!

Thanks guys!

10/20/2018 - 8:05pm Is 94 the new 3 and 9?

Is 94 the new 3 and 9?

10/20/2018 - 5:41pm No, not worth the wait

No, not worth the wait

10/20/2018 - 11:17am Spartan's gameplan to kneel…

Spartan's gameplan to kneel three times and punt out of bounds on every drive.  The one return UM gets, the earth opens and swallows DPJ around midfield before slamming shut.  Insult to injury, UM is called for a hold on the play

UM's offense ineffective against a raging monsoon that kicks in every time they start a drive.  Nordin's two short FG attempts in the game are caught up in gale-force gusts and the ball carried back to midfield

MSU's lone offensive drive constitutes a roughing the kicker and targeting penalties on Bush and Winowich.  A successful FG as time expires by Coghlin

Final:  MSU 3, UM 2

 

09/26/2018 - 8:35pm It's roughly a million times…

It's roughly a million times more nuanced than that. 

It is more nuanced.  I think the thing that chaps most peoples' collective ass though is Meyer hiding behind his own piety.  He has a long track record of poor associations, not so much at OSU but they are still there.

Likewise, OSU has its own track record of dubious behavior, both within the football program and in other parts of the athletic department

Combining those things it is terribly difficult to give Meyer any doubt benefit, particularly considering his ongoing evasions, victim blaming, and excuses.

So sure, there is a lot that happened here, and ultimately it does only come down to Meyer not firing a bad dude early enough.  Regardless the optics are terrible and it is easy to believe that there is much more that we don't know and that we will never know, and that through it all Meyer is skating free

09/22/2018 - 12:31pm Memo to Nebraska's Offense:…

Memo to Nebraska's Offense:

I do not recommend attempting to pass

I also do not recommend attempting to run

Other options remain open (for now)

09/22/2018 - 12:15pm I want to see Mason get…

I want to see Mason get about 30 carries today.

Really nice push so far

08/04/2018 - 8:00am I'm starting to wonder about…

I'm starting to wonder about contagion

Maybe the question isn't 'is it Urban or Gene who gets thrown under the bus', but rather 'in addition to those two, who else knew?  Broom them all!'

Maybe Day was selected to coach because he is the least likely to be infected among the staff.  

I hope this is the case, and if so I applaud Drake's prescience

08/02/2018 - 6:33am Thanks for posting here…

Thanks for posting here chill

Reading responses at 11 Warriors I am a little bit happy about the maturity and gravity of most of the responses.  Yeah, there are a few 'you can prove it and even if you can she deserved it' neanderthals, but you'll get those everywhere

I have a few friends, including one very good one, who are PSU alums and the denial from them was incomprehensible to me.  I would urge them 'forget what can be proven, look at what we know.  We know that this criminal was allowed to operate for decades under Paterno's watch.'

The degree here is different, I think, but the scope similar.  Either Meyer knew or he didn't know.  Either way, he should be fired.  If he knew, then for obvious reasons.  If he didn't then because he's still responsible for what happens with his team and staff.  It is pretty clear that multiple people around the program knew about this.  It is his obligation to require this knowledge

Finally, Zach Smith hasn't spoken and now there is really no reason for him to remain quiet.  If OSU keeps Meyer then they will be operating under this sword of damocles.  OSU football will be just fine without Urban Meyer.  They will rally and regroup.  They didn't need him for success in the past and they won't need him in the future.  The program will suffer a serious blow though, if they elect to keep him and we later learn that this is only the tip of the iceberg

06/22/2018 - 5:33pm 1989 is a pretty cherry…

1989 is a pretty cherry-picked starting point since that team had four first rounders on it. 

 

WW  LSA '89

06/06/2018 - 7:40pm @Crosley: Baton_Sinister

 

@Crosley: Baton_Sinister

 

 

03/29/2018 - 6:50am "As an example, I would have

"As an example, I would have loved Mo Bamba, and Luke Kennard before him. But I'm wondering if it would be worth it to have them for a year, and then have them go to the NBA. Mind you, if a kid is projected as a lottery pick, they almost have to go to the NBA. But it seems to me that they don't have the experience and savvy to lead a team to win the championship."

 

I think this is probably true but that doesn't preclude a program (like Michigan's) from following the Beilein philosophy while still incorporating 4* and 5* one or two and done players.  I think the major flaw in Beilein's system is that there are going to occasionally be low nadirs when a group of players who mature together all leave together.  We've already seen this.

Bringing in a highly talented, highly recruited freshman every year or two would raise those floors substantially.  You just don't ask - or expect - these players to lead

But all that said, I too am very happy with Beilein.  Not sure that playing with fire is worth it

11/18/2017 - 11:20am Flawless Prediction

Michigan's first offensive play is a Peters play action to a streaking DPJ for an 80 yard score

 

shhh ... don't tell Paul Chryst!

10/15/2017 - 10:38am Speight >> O'Korn

Not sure how this is debatable.

This team misses Speight terribly.  Probably cost us the MSU game.

Speight does exactly what Harbaugh wants; not make mistakes.  He isn't prolific, and hardly one of the better QBs in the conference right now, but definitely heads and shoulders above O'Korn who neither plays with Speight's decision making nor display's Speight's football IQ

03/12/2017 - 6:59pm I'm predicting Sparty to

I'm predicting Sparty to polish off KU for us.  Typical Izzo move

10/28/2016 - 1:36am I Think It Will Be Fairly Close

The smart play is to start conservative and grind down State, with occasional shots downfield. By the end of the Maryland game, the Terps were shoving Sparty out of the way and going for 5-6 right up the gut. Michigan has a much better offensive line and running backs. State will push back early and might even grab a lead but they don't have the talent or depth to grind with Michigan this year.

10/26/2016 - 1:10pm How bizarre?

Maybe it's a recency thing.  As decades pass my identity is much less tied to UM than it once was.

When people ask me where I went to school, it is almost always code for "where did you get your doctrate", and prelude to by what degrees we are separated.  No one would particularly care that I got my undergrad 25 years previously at UM.

10/26/2016 - 1:03pm It's round

Round!

Any real fan would know that.

10/26/2016 - 9:33am No it's a run-on

With a lot of random punctuation marks scattered around.

Well done!

10/26/2016 - 4:47am Yeah, that was a bizarre

Yeah, that was a bizarre claim.  I don't know of anyone who runs around stating their bonafides like Name, Rank, Serial Number.

I only rarely mention that I did my undergrad at UM since my professional degree (at a different university) is much more relevant to my career.

~

I read Dizzo's thread in realish time and thought it was fine.  Not sure why Gameboy has a bone to pick here

10/09/2016 - 7:59am And then drop kick the extra

And then drop kick the extra point

10/09/2016 - 7:55am MSU Game Will Be Close

Rutgers was a special case.

I'd guess there's only about a 40% chance the Wolverines paste 78 points on Sparty

09/04/2016 - 8:13am Even if this kills his

Even if this kills his football career he'll have that high quality Buckeye education for fallback

10/18/2015 - 7:42am RUN!

Hindsight being 20/20, I've thought a lot about this and punting was a terrible decision.  MSU was much more likely to be able to return a punt or block a punt than to succeed on a Hail Mary from that part of the field.

Run a toss sweep.  Maybe you get the first down, probably you don't.  UM wins the game either way.  Running a high leverage play instead was just asking for trouble.

10/03/2015 - 5:29pm 1985 All Over Again

Everyone thought Michigan would suck?  Check.

Prodigal Harbaugh returns to save the team?  Check.

Shutouts against a ranked opponent and then Maryland?  Check.

 

Next up, shutout the Spartans too.

 

Wish there was a thumping of Notre Dame in here too.  Beggars/choosers.

 

11/03/2013 - 6:46am Say what you wish, Michigan

Say what you wish, Michigan needed this outcome.  Now there are no illusions about the progress of the program.

Pretty sure Hoke knows exactly what lessons there are to learn here.

08/30/2008 - 10:27am Presser

Interesting.  From the pic, the only electric media coverage of the Schembechler hiring came from the four local tv stations.  With Rodriguez the national media pushed the local guys to the walls.