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01/16/2019 - 8:39am kids really can get screwed…

kids really can get screwed in recruiting.  Tate would have been perfect as a successor to Barrett if the Ohio State offense had remained what it was.  Sort of like the QB who transferred in to Michigan (drawing a blank on his name)  who would have been fine in Lloyd’s offense, but suddenly Rrod was running the show.  A good reason not to get upset when someone transfers out for whatever reason, recruits need to look out for themselves.  That said, would be super sweet if Fields is not declared eligible to play this year.

01/15/2019 - 12:08pm True, but you can go further…

True, but you can go further.  The backup QB is the fan favorite player for any team at any level that isn’t dominating offensively.

01/12/2019 - 7:37pm Wow, it is always a great…

Wow, it is always a great day when Ohio State loses, whatever Duke may do.  Excellent.

01/12/2019 - 3:16pm To each his own.  I remember…

To each his own.  I remember the first time I was in Florida in June a long time ago.  Got off an airplane before the days of air conditioned jetways. I immediately broke into a sweat.  Got my rental car and let the air run about five minutes before I could get in and drive.  And I wondered, “how can anyone stand to live in this weather?”  Yeah, there is air conditioning, but there is heating up north too.

01/12/2019 - 3:12pm Alabama tried to hire…

Alabama tried to hire Partridge away from us a year or so back.  Poking them isn’t going to change how they act, they will do whatever they want.  We should do the same.

01/10/2019 - 6:49pm Well, just so long as…

Well, just so long as Rutgers doesn’t come and poach him to run their defense after a year.  

01/10/2019 - 3:51pm Ohio State wants to raid our…

Ohio State wants to raid our staff?  Hell, let’s raid Alabama’s.  Seriously, sure hope this guy brings a wide-open mindset, and is given the authority to implement it.

01/10/2019 - 2:23pm Seems absurd that he would…

Seems absurd that he would gain immediate eligibility, but he has the same lawyer Shea had, and the guy, who is a serious lawyer from a good firm, says he expects him to gain eligibility and there is more to the story than has been reported, so maybe he succeeds.

01/10/2019 - 2:19pm Joe Burrows would have been…

Joe Burrows would have been smart to get out of Columbus earlier than he did.  Maybe Tate just learned from watching how that played out.

01/10/2019 - 2:06pm Interesting.  Even if he…

Interesting.  Even if he stays, you have to wonder what his teammates will think of this.

01/10/2019 - 1:11pm He should talk to Drew…

He should talk to Drew Henson about this.  And ask himself if he is confident he will be able to hit a major league breaking ball.

01/09/2019 - 5:33pm Maybe he’s waving goodbye to…

Maybe he’s waving goodbye to Mattison and Washington?

01/08/2019 - 2:43pm If Day is making staffing…

If Day is making staffing decisions based on what will please the irrational fan base, then he is an idiot and will fail as a coach.  I suspect he is not an idiot.

01/08/2019 - 2:39pm You don’t become a…

You don’t become a championship team by hiring coaches to spite your rivals, and I find it difficult to believe that is what OSU did.  You hire the best qualified guy you can get.  Seems they must have felt having Mattison with an NFL guy as co-coordinator for a couple years was right for them.  We’ll see if they were right or not.

01/08/2019 - 9:45am Yeah, Alabama could have…

Yeah, Alabama could have used our cornerbacks last night.  Also could have used Dax Hill.  

01/08/2019 - 9:43am Wojo wrote a similar article…

Wojo wrote a similar article a couple days ago.  I imagine we will see more of the same, using different words, in the months to come.

01/07/2019 - 10:48pm Yeah, if you have a great…

Yeah, if you have a great talent at QB.

01/07/2019 - 10:46pm Just checking the highlights…

Just checking the highlights from time to time,  I understand why Alabama felt it needed Dax Hill at safety.

01/07/2019 - 3:21pm I don’t think Urban is…

I don’t think Urban is coaching there any more, is he?

01/07/2019 - 3:20pm Ah, but next year, when we…

Ah, but next year, when we open up our offense and throw the ball to our playmakers in space, GM will be befuddled because he will never have seen Michigan do that!

01/07/2019 - 3:10pm This is just really, really…

This is just really, really weird.  On the other hand, at 70 it seems as if your shelf life in college football as well as your ability to relate to 18 year olds is questionable, so I am not getting too bent out of shape over it.

01/07/2019 - 12:31pm I noticed TNT is showing The…

I noticed TNT is showing The Edge of Tomorrow tonight at 8.  Sic-fi movie (for those who have not seen it) where Tom Cruise acquires the ability to re-set the date as a result of being covered with the blood of some alien that he kills who has this power.  The battle against the aliens goes on over and over, with it starting anew every time Cruise is killed and the story begins again.  I wondered if someone at the station with a sense of irony decided to put it across from the Alabama-Clemson revival.  

01/04/2019 - 5:48pm Does this mean Greg Schiano …

Does this mean Greg Schiano  is leaving too?  Perhaps the chance to be the sole defensive coordinator instead of co-coordinator was a bigger factor?

01/04/2019 - 10:03am Given the hype Anthony and…

Given the hype Anthony and McGrone came with, and the underwhelming overall performance by Gil, I will be really disappointed if one of them does not step up and take the second LB spot.

01/03/2019 - 9:59am I agree.  I just don’t see…

I agree.  I just don’t see Evans or Wilson as your lead back.  Evans used properly is a valuable resource, but he can’t carry the load Higdon did.  Wilson is a tough runner, but there is a reason why he was a walk on.

01/03/2019 - 9:53am He had an opening,it was his…

He had an opening,it was his old job.  He surely had been thinking about how to fill it since he was appointed head coach.  Harbaugh is doing, I am sure, his own analysis of the coaches’ performances right now, but he doesn’t have an opening yet.

01/02/2019 - 3:55pm Wow, losing a lot of next…

Wow, losing a lot of next year’s seniors to the league.  I always liked Long best of our corners, but there wasn’t much difference between him and Hill.  Teams seemed to avoid him more, I thought.  Both great players.  Happy to have one back, and best of luck to Long.

01/02/2019 - 1:26pm I really don’t think ND…

I really don’t think ND would hire him with his track record.  The school (rightfully) cares too much about its image, which would take a huge hit.

01/02/2019 - 1:12pm Damn, I was looking forward…

Damn, I was looking forward to a senior Gentry and a junior Asiasi teaming together to give us a dominating TE combo.  Well, next man up as they say.  Best of luck to Zack.

01/01/2019 - 7:18pm Any interest I might have…

Any interest I might have had in today’s games was effectively extinguished by our Peach Bowl performance, which soured me on the balance of the college football season.  That and having to watch Alabama and Clemson again (which I won’t).

01/01/2019 - 1:19pm This is absolutely the right…

This is absolutely the right advice.  You need to be able to prove some injury and damage.  If your mother’s injuries are de minimis, let it go and be happy she was not hurt badly.  Lawsuits are also huge hassles, and not worth involving yourself in for peanuts.

12/31/2018 - 1:40pm Have you never watched a…

Have you never watched a Belichick or Saban press conference?  They aren’t much different when things turn out poorly.

12/31/2018 - 10:36am Because we are all…

Because we are all competitive and we want to win, whether it is something we are doing or something our school or home town team is doing. And because we don’t like it when people talk trash to us when we lose.

12/30/2018 - 9:01pm Don’t forget Mazi Smith at…

Don’t forget Mazi Smith at DT, I think he has an equal chance with Hinton to make an impact his freshman year.

12/29/2018 - 8:04pm We need Oklahoma to win to…

We need Oklahoma to win to save college football from another Alabama and Clemson final.

12/29/2018 - 5:03pm Not having Bush in the…

Not having Bush in the middle hurt on numerous plays, QB draws and the third and 20 run.  Of course, we won’t have Bush in the middle next year.

12/29/2018 - 2:27pm Our play calling rarely…

Our play calling rarely seems to have any flow to it, rather it seems like random plays strung together most of the time.  It really is time to get a first rate offensive coordinator in here and let him run the offense without meddling for a host of other coaches.

12/27/2018 - 6:52pm Yes, if recruits want to be…

Yes, if recruits want to be in the playoffs, and eight teams make it, they will have a wider array of likely participants to consider.  The smaller the playoff, the better selling point a consistent participant like Alabama has.  Not to mention, the chance of an upset increases when you have to play more games.  Saban’s take is all about Alabama and Saban self interest.

12/27/2018 - 2:33pm Amen!  It was cool to see…

Amen!  It was cool to see the Big Ten-Pac10 Rose Bowl matchup every year.  And the SWC in the Cotton Bowl, SEC in the Sugar and Big 8 in the Orange.  There were usually good matchups in those other games too with a ND or FSU or Miami from another conference.  Then people could argue about who was no. 1. And all those games seemed to matter.  Times change, but not always for the better.

12/24/2018 - 9:11pm Jim Harbaugh, for calling…

Jim Harbaugh, for calling his shot against OSU and then backing it up with a clutch performance.  And then coming back to restore order to the mess left behind by RR and Hoke.

12/24/2018 - 2:36pm Things to ask yourself: What…

Things to ask yourself: What sort of person is your daughter?  Down to earth?  Michigan is going to be way more so than Princeton.  How obsessive is she about being at the top of the class?  I know a guy who told me the number one kid in his HS class went to Princeton, and did ok, but was destroyed by the fact there were lots of obviously smarter kids.  Bigger group at Michigan, has to be easier to avoid that feeling.  Does she care about things such as football?  No comparison.  Is she someone who will want to come home frequently?  Or will she go off, and come back at Christmas break, and head south over spring?  Geography matters.  If she had aspirations to be a federal judge or Wall Street type, I would say Princeton.  But an engineer?  I don’t see a Princeton degree giving her greater access to anything than a Michigan degree would gain her.  Not sure how individual class sizes vary, but if she learns better in a small class environment and there is a major difference in class size, that would be a consideration.  Does she think she might want to go to grad school?  If so, send her to Michigan, bank half the difference in cost, and give it to her for grad school.  Win win.

12/24/2018 - 11:44am Unless someone holds a gun…

Unless someone holds a gun to his head and tells him that either his signature or his brains will be on the contract, I just can’t see him leaving for the Jets.

12/24/2018 - 10:12am I’m tired of the incompetent…

I’m tired of the incompetent governance by the NCAA of college sports.

12/22/2018 - 2:10pm Did Saban retire or…

Did Saban retire or something?

12/22/2018 - 11:53am There was talk somewhere…

There was talk somewhere about moving Mike to NT given our shortage there and the relatively high number of decent to good interior offensive linemen we have.  If Filiaga or Spanellis was steps up or if Rumler is that good, seems like it might be worth a shot.  Also, I think Justin Boren (may he be accursed forever) started as a freshman and played well, so it is not unheard of.

12/21/2018 - 4:53pm Not so sure it will die that…

Not so sure it will die that easily.  Harbaugh was a very successful NFL coach, Saban was not.  The Harbaugh brothers are super competitive and John has his Super Bowl win.  I don’t think Harbaugh is going anywhere until he beats Ohio State at least a couple of times, because I don’t think he would want to be known as a guy who couldn’t do that.  But I can see how Harbaugh to the NFL rumors are more likely to recur than the Saban to the NFL rumors.

12/21/2018 - 1:19pm Bowing don’t mean crap…

Bowing don’t mean crap unless you gave him the sacrificial rum.

12/20/2018 - 12:40pm As a Browns fan, I have not…

As a Browns fan, I have not watched pro football for years until this season.  Having hope that things are turning around makes sports much more interesting.  I never miss a Michigan game, but during the Richrod years, I did abandon the games at times before the final whistle.

12/20/2018 - 12:20pm There is no reason for a…

There is no reason for a draft eligible player who has established his reputation at a high level with the pros to play in any bowl game that is not part of the playoff.  Expand the playoff to eight teams, and more guys on those teams will play.  Of course, the playoff has killed the bowl games already and may be killing college football if talent continues to concentrate in fewer schools.  I am getting tired of Alabama, Clemson, and Georgia more recently in the playoffs.  If you had each conference champion assured a spot, perhaps more guys would go to the Pac12 or whatever it is called these days, knowing winning the title gets them into the playoff.  

12/19/2018 - 11:48am Not sure Penn State and Pitt…

Not sure Penn State and Pitt deserve to be ranked as “high academic schools” with the others on that list, but the others certainly comprise the bulk of the universe of football + high academics institutions.