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01/18/2019 - 9:13am Yeah can you get me one of…

Yeah can you get me one of these?:

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01/17/2019 - 3:46pm However, if the author meant…

However, if the author meant this guy will be better than Mattison was in his prime, well i just hope that is not what the author really meant.

I'm more inclined to believe Brian meant that Nua will be better in 5 years than Mattison is now.

 

01/11/2019 - 1:51pm The Fly...remember The Fly...

The Fly...remember The Fly...

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01/09/2019 - 12:27pm Would I love things to melt…

Would I love things to melt down there? You bet, but it hasn't happened yet.

If the Swinney mobile keeps rolling in Death Valley you might get you wish.

01/08/2019 - 5:18pm I read this as JPC referring…

I read this as JPC referring to the initial hiring decision not the game plan decision.

01/07/2019 - 9:13am My iPhone logs me out all…

My iPhone logs me out all the time. 

01/04/2019 - 12:15pm Why can't we celebrate Frank…

Why can't we celebrate Frank? Because he stole a laptop? The domestic abuse was clearly addressed in the video. It was a big misunderstanding between Frank and his girlfriend about someone in his life she didn't care for. He never raised a hand to her and she says so in the video. This is the same woman who currently lives with him in Seattle as they raise their daughter together.

I think Frank's a great guy and an asset to his team and his family. I'm so glad my Seahawks took a chance on him, clearly they both have benefited from that decision. I think we should celebrate his perseverance and his success. 

01/02/2019 - 11:35am Being down Bush and Gary on…

Being down Bush and Gary on D and then losing Dwumfour and Gill in the first half to injury makes it really tough to compete with a team like Florida.

01/02/2019 - 9:42am Being critical of the OSU…

Being critical of the OSU loss is fine but I can't believe there are people on this board that honestly thought that this team would beat Florida after we lose 3 key starters to the NFL draft and 2 more to injury in the first half. That's a lot of talent to replace on a team that doesn't have a lot of depth.

12/31/2018 - 9:00am Don't get me wrong I love…

Don't get me wrong I love Simpson and the attitude he brings but with a stat line like that Irving would destroy him.

I guess I just wish Simpson was a little more consistent with his scoring. He's had 9 games this year with single digit scoring and of those nine 6 were 5 points or less, with one being a 0 (Holy Cross??). I'd be more comfortable with him in the 5-10 point range more consistently. 

 

12/31/2018 - 8:44am Did you honestly think that…

Did you honestly think that losing Higdon, Gary and Bush to the NFL and then Gil and Dwumfour to injuries in the first half was going to translate to a win over Florida??? 

We don't have that kind of depth yet.

12/21/2018 - 3:03pm https://twitter.com…

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12/21/2018 - 1:27pm https://twitter.com…

https://twitter.com/tremendousum/status/1075919039069859840?s=21

12/21/2018 - 1:23pm https://247sports.com…

https://247sports.com/college/michigan/Article/Michigan-Wolverines-2019-four-star-athlete-Quavaris-Crouch-126699028/

12/21/2018 - 1:02pm Lorenz is tweeting he’s…

Lorenz is tweeting he’s going Blue. 

12/19/2018 - 9:20am (No subject)

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12/17/2018 - 9:47am Looks like the username…

Looks like the username checks out, should we get off your lawn now?

12/17/2018 - 9:15am I'd go upstream a little…

I'd go upstream a little further. We had the amazing misfortune of Lee Bollinger hiring Bill Martin and Mary Sue Coleman hiring Dave Brandon as AD's.

12/13/2018 - 12:01pm Isiah Hole's Locked On…

Isiah Hole's Locked On Wolverines podcast is saying this as well. He says that Harbaugh going to ESPN to get on record that he's not leaving UM happened when it did for a reason. 

https://wolverineswire.com/2018/12/13/locked-on-wolverines-podcast-daxton-hill-michigan-football-questions/

Reading between the lines it looks like someone...*Bama* *cough* *cough*...used the bogus reports from Carter, et al to flip Hill forcing Jim to set the record straight on ESPN. Now Hill is stuck between the two schools.

If I was him I'd be pissed at whoever tried to use that BS on him.

Isiah Hole also said DB isn't going anywhere.

12/06/2018 - 4:11pm I was happy in the haze of a…

I was happy in the haze of a drunken hour
But heaven knows I'm miserable now

12/04/2018 - 3:47pm Comparing Shea to Speight?…

Comparing Shea to Speight? Are you fucking kidding me right now??

In Speight's abbreviated 2017 season (3 games) against the poorest competition on the schedule Speight was 44 for 81 (54.3%) and 581 yards and a QBR of 22.9.

2016 (12 games) Speight was 204 for 331 (61.6%) and 2538 yards and a QBR of 75.1

Patterson was 188 for 289 (65.1%) and 2364 yards and a QBR of 84.1 in 2018.

Speight's passing efficiency 2016-139.8 (2018-126)

Patterson passing efficiency 2018-154.3

Speight was never the same after Iowa and Patterson is even better than pre-Kinnick Speight.

12/04/2018 - 2:33pm This was my thought as well…

This was my thought as well. They knew they should fire him but instead decided to end the relationship in a more "honorable" way with a gentlemen's agreement to part ways after the season. So they suspend him for 3 games to give Day a test run with the intent that once the season is over Meyer will move on. 

12/04/2018 - 1:46pm WTF are you talking about??…

WTF are you talking about?? I'm starting to think you're a troll. They won in 2003 and 2011. They were also "competitive" in 2016, 2013, 2006, 2005 and 2001 losing by a combined 20 points.

12/04/2018 - 1:40pm Day was actually co…

Day was actually co-offensive coordinator in 2017.

12/04/2018 - 1:15pm Purdue is significantly…

Purdue is significantly better than perennial Pac12 doormat Oregon State and perennial B1G doormat Rutgers, TCU is clearly not nearly as good as many thought when OSU beat them. 

I never said I thought OSU is going to take a "major step back" I said it's possible it may cause recruits and more importantly their parents to hesitate on their decision as he is a bit of an unknown as head coach. If you don't think that's possible then your'e the one who's naive. 

12/04/2018 - 11:48am Losing one of the greatest…

Losing one of the greatest coaches in the history of college football (threw up a little in my mouth) has to give any recruit or parent pause unless they're die hard buckeyes. It's not hard to look good against OSU, Rutgers and TCU with the talent they have.

12/04/2018 - 11:45am "When he got the breaking…

"When he got the breaking bad role he became one of the greatest actors of his generation."

 

FTFY

12/04/2018 - 11:24am The game is often in the…

The game is often in the refs hands when it comes to rivalry games that are close and hard fought. However even with Speight's bad choices, Michigan was still in a position to win that game and the refs took it away.

12/04/2018 - 8:22am I was referring only to the…

I was referring only to the last and most egregious call and that buckeye loving refs have no business being a part of that game. 

12/04/2018 - 7:55am As far as I’m concerned he…

As far as I’m concerned he did in 2016. It took a bunch of bucknut refs to pull that one out of the jaws of defeat. 

11/30/2018 - 11:47am Our QB was under pressure…

Our QB was under pressure all game and that is clearly an Oline issue. JBB not playing didn't help matters but that doesn't explain away all the protection and blocking issues. However, 39 points should have been enough to beat OSU.  The defense simply couldn't create any pressure upfront. Winovich and Gary had no sacks and no QB pressures. Brian mentioned on the Podcast that M wasn't even blitzing. You give Haskins that kind of time back there and he's going to kill you. Shea could have done the same with that kind of protection.

11/29/2018 - 3:59pm I'd agree they may not be…

I'd agree they may not be with only 2 tournament wins in the last 30 years.

11/29/2018 - 3:09pm One tournament win in the…

MSU's one tournament win in the last 20 years does not make them a blue blood.

11/29/2018 - 2:42pm I would agree with this…

I would agree with this characterization of their program and description of blue blood status.

11/29/2018 - 2:40pm If that's the criteria for…

If that's the criteria for blue blood status then what about Florida's back to back wins in 2006 and 2007?

11/29/2018 - 2:09pm Is Nova really a blue blood?…

Is Nova really a blue blood? Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, UNC & UConn are who I think of when I think NCAA Bball blue bloods.

11/29/2018 - 10:17am I'm sorry but nothing makes…

I'm sorry but nothing makes that stale routine enjoyable. 

11/29/2018 - 9:46am Such a glaringly irritating…

Such a glaringly irritating Achilles' heel, 47.8% from the line is really bad. I wish they could get that to a more consistent 70% like they did against Chattanooga. Last night was their worst FT shooting since the first game of the year when they only hit 44.8% from the line. Their best so far was their second game against Holy Cross, they shot an amazing 81% form the line. 

11/29/2018 - 9:34am If UM beats Purdue they…

If UM beats Purdue they could be 17-0 before they face their next ranked opponent (Wisconsin 1/19/19). Over the next 10 games the only teams that would seem to represent any kind of challenge for UM are Purdue and Northwestern (x2) and Northwestern really hasn't played anyone yet.

Unfortunately the last 14 games in the schedule are going to be tougher with 8 of them against currently ranked teams (3 teams x2 + 2 one offs). 

This Bball season is shaping up to be really fun. 

What I really want to know is what Black said to Simpson that got Matthews all up in his grill.

11/29/2018 - 7:46am 39 points should have been…

39 points should have been enough to win this game. The defensive game plan was woefully insufficient. I still don’t understand how Gary and Winovich, two of the best DE’s in the country, got 0 sacks and 0 QB hurries. 

11/29/2018 - 7:42am If BWat has better technique…

If BWat has better technique but isn’t fast enough to get in position to apply it but AmT has questionable technique and is fast enough to get in position to apply it then how is this even a decision?

11/27/2018 - 11:57am Nebraska and MSU games weren…

Nebraska and MSU games weren't exactly spectacular for Haskins.

11/27/2018 - 11:40am This was my observation as…

This was my observation as well. Yeah BWat got exposed for his lack of speed but if you give Haskins that much time to throw, man coverage is going to breakdown anyway. Conversely Patterson missed some dump offs, failed to sense pressure or bailed too soon but he was under pressure pretty much all day long. 

What I don't understand is why the coaching staff didn't recognize this possibility and have some plan for it. I get that confidence in our defense was high but after the IU game there should have been some concern. OSU was watching. Might make sense to have something in your back pocket just in case. Why weren't we blitzing? Why not replace BWat with AmT? Why not run zone coverage? Something?

11/25/2018 - 10:57am I agree, this was the main…

I agree, this was the main issue. Haskins had all day to throw and Shea barely had 2 seconds. You give any QB with a decent arm that kind of time to throw and he's going to carve you up.

11/23/2018 - 2:02pm Unless it's a complete rout…

Unless it's a complete rout I don't see 3rd stringers getting any kind of playing time. I doubt it's going to be a rout.

11/21/2018 - 5:54pm I’ll never understand how…

I’ll never understand how big tough football players can be afraid of a little cold weather but hey it’s his life. 

11/21/2018 - 1:08pm I think you may have…

I think you may have misinterpreted my point. What I am saying is that Yost's success, and thus his coaching win percentage, was based on a very different set of variables that don't exist today but that other coaches in his day had as well, like Knute Rockne. Variables that consisted of things like an understanding of the rules, an aptitude for innovation and university resources.

One important variable was the newness of the game which left it wide open to improvisation and innovation. Yost was the first to use a hurry-up offense that made his team nearly impossible to beat for years, they called him "Hurry Up Yost". Yost invented the spiral pass. Yost had trick plays like his favorite "The Old 83" that involved concealing the ball, a play that is illegal today.  He had a superior understanding of the rules of the game which allowed him to innovate more than his opponents. 

Since the days Yost paced the sidelines of a gridiron there have been many coaches over the years that I'm confident could have traded places with Yost and been similarly successful. The question is could Yost be as successful a coach today as he was in 1905? The things he devised in 1905 that gave him an advantage are things everyone is doing now or stopped doing years ago because they are no longer effective or legal. These truths would make any cross-era comparison ineffective.

11/21/2018 - 12:11pm Regardless of who's…

Regardless of who's authority was invoked the result was the same, the Big Ten went from 10 games to 11.

11/21/2018 - 11:45am Winning is winning, success…

Winning is winning, success is success. It's already era adjusted. Yost's success in the 1920's was based on the game at that time, Harbaugh's based on the game we enjoy today. Yes the game has evolved but both won relative to the game at the time.

If you're point is that today's game is more sophisticated and thus harder to be successful like Yost was, I would agree. Coaches didn't have the benefit of decades of experience with multitudes of strategies like they do today, so the game was fertile ground for any new strategy.

 

11/21/2018 - 9:41am Lest we forget, and not to…

Lest we forget, and not to take anything away from coach's accomplishment, the Big Ten hasn't always had 11 game seasons. When Yost was coach they had some seasons they played 11 games and others where they only played 5 games. At the end of Yost's years as coach of the Maize and Blue the Big Ten had settled on 8 game seasons. That lasted until 1942 when the Big Ten went to 9 game seasons. When Bo was coach the Big Ten went from 10 game seasons to 11 in his third year.

So some Michigan coaches like Kipke would never have a shot at a 10 win season while others only had a shot if they went undefeated. Crisler didn't have a chance until his last year as coach (1947) when UM went to their first Rose Bowl game (1948) and destroyed USC 49-0, finishing off a perfect season at 10-0. Sadly Oosterbaan was denied his only opportunity at a 10 win season the following year when his 1948 Michigan squad went 9-0 but was denied a Rose Bowl appearance in favor of the 7-2 Northwestern Wildcats, who lost to UM 28-0, that beat the Cal Bears 20-14 (1949).