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01/18/2019 - 9:05pm Seriously?! Da Faq is his…

Seriously?! Da Faq is his problem?!

01/15/2019 - 6:02pm Anytime my friend

Anytime my friend

01/15/2019 - 2:06pm Well, it seems like Rivals…

Well, it seems like Rivals made a mistake...obviously.

01/14/2019 - 9:45pm Tyus Battle is still playing…

Tyus Battle is still playing for the Orange!? And he’s only a junior?!

Seems like it was ages ago that he was an M commit.  

01/14/2019 - 7:18pm Not according to Michigan…

Not according to Michigan Marc. He’s the real deal when it comes to timely news. 

01/14/2019 - 6:44pm I hope they talk about Keith…

I hope they talk about Keith Jackson’s death. Because it seems everyone missed that (happen just over the weekend FYI)

01/14/2019 - 6:35pm That’s because you needed to…

That’s because you needed to go back about 4 thousand pages. You’ll find the post there. 

01/13/2019 - 8:35pm I have a close friend who…

I have a close friend who was a baseball coach at Buffalo while Warde was AD. He thought Warde was a lazy AD. He said overall he’s a decent person just wasn’t a strong leader. 

Also, while my buddy was a coach for the Buffalo baseball team, the AD (which I believe was Warde) decided the cut the program mid season. They found out while they were coming home from an away game. Kinda of shitty way to cut a program if you ask me. 

01/12/2019 - 4:05pm I remember when I was a…

I remember when I was a junior (maybe senior) at Michigan many years ago.  My girlfriend at the time and I stuck around AA for the summer and wanted to get away for a cheap weekend somewhere.  For some reason we picked Florida, but the flights and hotels were for some reason so cheap.  When we landed in Tampa, we immediately understood why.  Yikes, I'd been to Florida before, but never in the summer.  Hot damn!

The humidity in AA in the summer is not really desirable either, but Florida took it to a whole new level.

01/11/2019 - 1:51pm You must be new here...I…

You must be new here...I mean really new here. 

01/11/2019 - 11:26am *protal

*protal

01/11/2019 - 11:08am It’s actually an interesting…

It’s actually an interesting question. I remember having this same conversation with all my Illinois fans regarding their 2004-2005 team.

Most of them said that getting a lose (or 2) under their belts would be beneficial to the long goals of the team. In their minds, the pressure of going undefeated was mounting and getting out of control. So getting that lose at the end of the season to OSU - one that didn’t impact the big ten championship and tourney seeding - was somewhat welcomed since it took some undue pressure off. 

Food for thought. 

01/09/2019 - 6:23pm Well, bitches do like bones. 

Well, bitches do like bones. 

01/09/2019 - 5:44pm Yes. Please continue. I’m…

Yes. Please continue. I’m all ears. 

01/09/2019 - 1:20pm Yes. There is definitely…

4E8B9059-0A4A-47F4-8E05-1A1774D0EC55.pngYes. There is definitely something weird because I can see when I hit reply to your post. 

Lets see if this works. I took a screenshot and attached here 

01/09/2019 - 1:17pm You’ve Got Mail is a…

You’ve Got Mail is a horrible movie and I can’t believe you had the audacity to reference it here!

and I feel embarrassed that I knew exactly what your were referencing. 

01/09/2019 - 1:13pm Still blank (at least it is…

Still blank (at least it is for me)

01/09/2019 - 1:12pm It says “quit drinking and…

It says “quit drinking and go to bed”

01/04/2019 - 4:18pm Very interesting.  Thanks…

Very interesting.  Thanks for the info.  The recruiting coordinator at a MAC school - I assume you are talking about AK.  If so, when he say "much different", I hope he means in a good way.

When you say unexpected departures, are you referring to those that are upcoming that we don't know already know about?  Or are you referring to those in the past (i.e. JH, AS, etc.)?

01/03/2019 - 12:55pm And Mr. "killing it in…

And Mr. "killing it in practice" Mark Donnal. 

So weird to see that picture for sure.

01/03/2019 - 9:11am Um...I pay my IP attorney a…

Um...I pay my IP attorney a king’s ransom for god knows what. 

Perhaps you’re doing it wrong 😀

01/02/2019 - 9:12pm I feel ya. I was there a few…

I feel ya. I was there a few days ago. But after doing my own personal UFR, I see lots of positives that should translate to beating OSU as soon as next year. 

1. Continued improvement on the OL. We lose JBB and that’s it. It was already a good line this year and it looks to improve with multi-year starters and more time with Warinner. JBB replacement is key though. 

2. Multi-year starter at QB. First time in Harbaugh era. And Mineral King...I mean Shea...is the best QB we’ve had in many years. 

3. Recruiting is with the times. I mentioned this in a previous post so no need to rehash. 

4. No more Urban Meyer.  Unless Urban gets highly involved with recruiting (which I believe is against the rules) there’s no way Ryan Day is going to keep pace with Uran Meyer. 

5. Harbaugh will continue to tinker and upgrade. Mentioned before, so no need to rehash. 

01/02/2019 - 6:20pm I can agree that there are…

I can agree that there are certainly some issues utilizing personnel.  You give some good examples.  However, if you look at S&P+ offensive rankings and associated trend (see below), it doesn't illustrate that we need a 180 degree change in philosophy.  We can split heirs and dig into every recruit from every class, but when you come down to it, this year's offense was pretty darn good.  And I think it showed on the field.  So I don't think we need to make a big change.  Tinker how you use Chris Evans in space.  Tinker how you use RPOs.  Tinker how you use your WRs. 

2015: #38

2016: #40

2017: #85

2018: #24

01/02/2019 - 3:52pm Yes. I am taking that into…

Yes. I am taking that into account. Last year’s class was a disappointment only if you look at pure star ratings. It certainly wasn’t perfect (ie WRs), but we filled some key needs on defense and OTs. Besides, looking at Harbaugh’s full view of recruiting since he got here, that 2018 class is an outlier. He’s shown more often than not, he’ll put together a great class.

As someone analyzed already on the board, our attrition rate is not materially different compared to other top programs. That’s why we take big classes, to back fill these spots when it happens. The “more bullets in the chamber” thesis used commonly on this board. 

01/02/2019 - 3:29pm No. Because we are…

No. Because we are recruiting at a level where we are reloading, not rebuilding.  Harbaugh had no choice but to rebuild after the demise of late Hoke era recruiting. That’s why 2017 happened. Those days are done. 

01/02/2019 - 3:26pm Many thanks !

Many thanks !

01/02/2019 - 3:17pm Well, if you captured the…

Well, if you captured the essence of my post, I think we are on the verge of something special for the program.  Harbaugh has only had one season under 10 wins whilst at Michigan, and that was after major senior/NFL departures.  That is why I think 2017 is "year-one" for Harbaugh.  We are recruiting better than the past 10+ years and are improving our staff every year.  

Based on this, I have no problem saying that we will dominate MSU going forward, and somewhat dominate PSU.  With the coaching change at OSU, I think things will become more even.  So yes, I think 10 wins is our floor going forward.

01/02/2019 - 3:04pm Thanks. Good to know. 

What…

Thanks. Good to know. 

What are your thoughts on why we can’t (or choose to not) run tempo?

01/02/2019 - 2:38pm Here are mine:

With all…

Here are mine:

With all things considered, I'm more or less satisfied with where we are today because I see great things in our future.  Sure, I expected more wins against OSU and a shot at the B10 championship and playoffs, but I'm satisfied because:

  1. 10-win seasons are the new floor, which is a nice improvement for the program. 
  2. I see the foundation for greater, and more sustainable, things going forward.  This means more wins against OSU and B10 championships and playoffs.
  3. Despite what the board thinks, Harbaugh is a tinkerer.  He certainly has his faults, but he does tinker, especially with his coaching staff.  I think Harbaugh is one of the better coaches with regards to replacing/improving the coaching staff.  Despite some deficiencies, our coaching staff is better today than it was 4 years ago.  And because of that, I expect changes this off-season as well. 
  4. Recruiting philosophy is modern and fits with the times.  Going after the faster, more agile recruits (i.e. "athletes") is a clear upgrade to past UofM coaches.  And because of that, Harbaugh has had to work with players that don't fit this mold in previous years.  See QB thread earlier today as an example.

IMO, 2017 was "year 1" for Harbaugh, when you started to see more of his recruits and the implementation of his system.

Despite the disappointment this year, I'm all in for Michigan and am excited to see the improvement into next year and beyond.

01/02/2019 - 12:55pm Don't get me started on…

Don't get me started on Elizabeth Holmes.  The impact from her transgressions are so deep.  I hope she goes away for life.

12/27/2018 - 2:17pm Also, from I’ve been told by…

Also, from I’ve been told by someone who went through the process, that many of these offers that are conditional require the recruit to hold off committing until they are allowed to do so by the school. And sometimes the recruit commits before this time, which is a big pain in the ass. I think the Chase Lassiter recruitment fits in this category  

 

12/24/2018 - 10:17pm You’re exactly right. 

But…

You’re exactly right. 

But just saying the word “Princeton” elicits a certain response, usually a good one. At worst, it could mean pompous. 

12/24/2018 - 10:09pm Done!

Done!

12/24/2018 - 2:31pm Unfortunately, the name of…

Unfortunately, the name of your school still holds so much weight these days. In fact, the name holds too much weight IMO. 

As an example, I had a colleage say that he was a Princeton MBA grad.  Sounds prestigious right?  It certainly got him a lot of recognition.  Well, Princeton doesn’t have an MBA program. 

12/24/2018 - 9:49am Or maybe the downvoters are…

Or maybe the downvoters are from people like me who don’t like mixing sports and politics, and are self moderating the “no politics” rule.  

You must be new here 

12/23/2018 - 9:24pm I would much prefer if it…

I would much prefer if it was Ren McCormack.  He’s so dreamy. 

12/23/2018 - 6:08pm There is an American Greed…

There is an American Greed Rumeal Robinson story. It’s free on On-Demad for most cable providers. (It’s on CNBC channel). Definitely worth the watch. 

12/23/2018 - 10:03am Shock & awe I tell you!

Shock & awe I tell you!

12/22/2018 - 8:06pm I’m curious how involved he…

I’m curious how involved he’s allowed to be in the football team. More specifically, recruiting.

Any thoughts?

12/22/2018 - 2:45pm Still trying to figure out…

Still trying to figure out what you're talking about.

Yep, still nothing.

12/20/2018 - 9:28pm Got it!

Got it!

12/20/2018 - 9:00pm Good work sir! Your effort…

Good work sir! Your effort has been logged!

12/20/2018 - 7:12pm thatsracist.gif

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12/20/2018 - 5:53pm Done!

Done!

12/20/2018 - 5:03pm Lots of potential lemon…

Lots of potential lemon eating (and otherwise) if QC comes to Michigan.

(Don’t worry, I took some screenshots)

Gonna be a fun post if in fact QC does commit. 

12/20/2018 - 4:08pm Screenshot taken!

I keep my…

Screenshot taken!

I keep my receipts!

12/20/2018 - 1:21pm Many thanks!

Many thanks!

12/20/2018 - 10:24am Ice cold!!!

Ice cold!!!

12/20/2018 - 10:18am Let me know if I missed…

Let me know if I missed anyone!

Pucker-up!

12/20/2018 - 9:09am I never asked him…

I never asked him specifically about Solomon until I heard the news.  All he said was that the staff was going to try to talk him out of it, but don’t get your hopes up. I haven’t ask him anything about the situation since.