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09/19/2018 - 1:54pm Move along.   Garbage…

Move along.   Garbage article.    You aren't going to get 100 guys to all buy in to anything 100%.   It's a good media narrative.   Just like the Lions with Patricia.   Any time you have losing you will find a media guy with this story.   You can always find a guy or 2 that are disgruntled and will give you a negative quote.   If not you can just make it up now it's 2018.

09/19/2018 - 12:56pm I get your thinking but…

I get your thinking but Frost has a lot of things on his plate right now and throwing the kitchen sink at Michigan when he has an injured QB and a young team just learning his system may not be the best course of action.  I think next year at Lincoln in his 2nd year is when we see the "all in" gameplan to announce Nebraska's return to the national stage.   

It will be interesting to see if he takes the same approach he did when he was at UCF and they went all in.  

My bet is no.

09/18/2018 - 3:17pm LOVE!!   This.

LOVE!!   This.

09/16/2018 - 12:56pm More lies and hyperbole.  …

More lies and hyperbole.   When we had RIchRod we had people on here saying all they wanted was a Michigan defense back so we could win 14-10.  

Until we win every game by 30+pts there will be constant bitching by a segment of the fanbase. 

Look around college football.  You would not have included Alabama's offense until this year.  Georgia fans would laugh at you.  They've bitched about their offense endlessly.    

 

All your asking for is the best offense and defense in football while maintaining high academics and not cheating in a state that has limited in state talent on a year to year basis.  Seems like a good way to always be miserable.  

09/16/2018 - 12:46pm Can't blame the coaches, all…

Can't blame the coaches, all the posters said he was a 3 star and sucked.  Don't we want them to listen to us?

09/13/2018 - 1:27pm Agree.   Timaaaaayyy please…

Agree.   Timaaaaayyy please explain how this is so easily detected.  Seems near impossible to me.   Other than Maizen and trying to tie him to some other negative account I don't see how it's possible.

09/12/2018 - 9:43pm Mods delete this fucking…

Mods delete this fucking garbage troll post

09/10/2018 - 5:59pm It seems like the recruiting…

It seems like the recruiting services constantly under rate these guys even though they have a huge impact on games.  

09/10/2018 - 1:13pm Did you get laid today?  …

Did you get laid today?   You still lead with the negative but you let a little bit of sunshine sneak thru the clouds.   This is down right optimistic.

Made my day.

09/06/2018 - 1:00pm These are great.   I've cut…

These are great.   I've cut off almost all internet, talk show yelling, because it's almost all depression or yelling.   This is so refreshing.   Good straight forward analysis that we can talk about.   

I have rewatched the game several times and my main takeaway is that Shea blew this game not the line.   I could see the line was not good in pass protection, but it didn't seem to ruin the play very often.   This post helps make sense of that opinion.

I liked what I saw out of Shea but he had some bad luck and every poor decision was punished mercilessly by the football Gods instead of cutting him a break.    I think we use the next few weeks to figure out what we do well and perfect those and we see the offense take off as we get ready for the Big Ten season.  

09/05/2018 - 1:37pm Pretty easy actually, Mckeon…

Pretty easy actually, Mckeon fires out straight and tries to "accidentally" pick Mason's guy and Patterson hits Mason for a 3 yd TD.   The problem with the play is that Patterson held the ball.  It's a 1 read play.  Throw it away!

09/03/2018 - 2:50pm Runyan was bad but most of…

Runyan was bad but most of the pressure was Patterson's fault not the line . He drifted into pressure instead of stepping up into the pocket.

08/31/2018 - 9:42am Watch the ref in the end…

Watch the ref in the end zone.   Is there a chance he's an alumnus or lived in Saline?   

08/31/2018 - 9:41am Watch the ref in the end…

Watch the ref in the end zone.   Is there a chance he's an alumnus or lived in Saline?   

08/31/2018 - 9:38am Every time I see the clip of…

Every time I see the clip of AC I think.......WTF is Lee Corso thinking with that defensive strategy for the last play of the game?      Football sure has come a long way.  

08/25/2018 - 10:01am Also if you saw the Quintel…

Also if you saw the Quintel Kent TD yesterday.....WOW.

If u told me he was the #1 WR in class I wouldn't doubt it for a second.  All the usual caveats apply about a clip from a high school game but this isn't a 2 star.

08/21/2018 - 1:15pm Good Example of what's…

Good Example of what's annoying with Spath.  He's pretty good for the most part but he has a burr in his ass about Harbaugh and instead of taking reasoned stances like he does with the basketball team he goes Valenti and goes hot takes with the football team instead of actual analysis.   Taking extreme stances with no nuance is annoying and coming from a Michigan station it's infuriating.   

Prior to the bowl game he was proposing benching half the team to let the young guys play to get ready for next year because it didn't matter.   Michigan of course didn't do that but because of injuries they ended up playing a bunch of young guys.   It went poorly obviously and he has been in a meltdown ever since.   He's stabilized the last few weeks but it's still go t a negative tone to it.

08/20/2018 - 3:52pm So Sitkowski rode the bench…

So Sitkowski rode the bench at IMG and the guy that beat him out walked on ?   That's pretty bizarre.    

08/20/2018 - 3:45pm Using anonymous sources to…

Using anonymous sources to tell a bunch of stories about how football culture has bullies in it is ok I guess,  but linking them to a story about a young man dying is manipulative.

Stories about guys getting their lunch thrown on the ground are stuff of legend if told 20 years from now if Maryland shocks the world and wins the Big Ten.   It has nothing to do with the young man dying.

Have you ever heard the story of Bo Schmebechler grabbing Dan Dierdorf by the stomach and saying he was fat and he was his?   Dan Dierdorf looks back on this fondly.   If that exact story was in the Maryland piece it would be vilified.   

Again,  to be clear I'm not judging if it is right or wrong.   I'm just saying that's how football is in general not just at Maryland.   

 

08/20/2018 - 3:28pm Plaintiff's attorney is the…

Plaintiff's attorney is the key phrase.    If a guy was dying and the trainer forced him to keep working per the instructions of the head trainer then yes you could send the trainer to jail.

Do you really believe that is how it happened?   Does that seem plausible that all his teammates watched this happen and did nothing and continue on?

 

08/20/2018 - 3:22pm Agree.   There is no upside…

Agree.   There is no upside to commenting on this.   His comments have no bearing on the outcome so why should anyone care.   He can't save his job by saying he's great and he would be firing himself if he said he was a lunatic.      All his comments will do is stoke the fire of the internet one way or another for 3 days. 

08/20/2018 - 3:18pm Because we don't have…

Because we don't have evidence his approach lead to death, but he has already been convicted.  How many of these stories have to be retracted before people pause before stoning the accused to death?

I believe the toxic culture stuff is bullshit and goes on almost everywhere.   It's football culture which may be bad in your eyes but talk about it as a whole.

The Mcnair facts are coming from the family's lawyer.  

I have no idea how Maryland has handled this, but I would be shocked in this day and age that after his death there was not a full investigation that was already done or still being conducted.   If they didn't then surely the Mcnair's have every right to get one and sue the living shit out of Maryland if they acted wrongly.   

 

08/20/2018 - 2:34pm Just to balance the…

Just to balance the reporting.

"These accusations are false," Junior Punter Wade Lees told CBS affiliate WUSA-TV. "I really hope coach Durkin comes back to coach us ... because he's done all the hard work to getting us so close to succeeding."

Turner said he continues to support the university's football program.

"The program is not toxic," he told WUSA-TV, and mentioned that his son has not complained about anything to him. "It's a tough game and you gotta be tough."

"I'm behind Coach Durkin," Turner added. "Durkin did a lot to help bring my son up to be a man."

08/20/2018 - 2:31pm Word gets around to high…

Word gets around to high school coaches and players especially with the internet nowadays that stuff is hard to contain.   If I still concede your point wouldn't they all leave once they got there?

Their record sucks, nobody would blame them for leaving.   

08/20/2018 - 2:26pm So you are allowed to send…

So you are allowed to send your players to the hospital but if you craft your apology well you are a great guy? 

It's ok to think football's culture is barbaric and a little nuts but it's the choosing of sides between heroes and villains based on the slightest of differences that has me perplexed.   

08/20/2018 - 2:20pm Durkin should go to jail…

Durkin should go to jail because the whole industry operates one way and his own President turned down the proposal you speak of?   

Tough standards there.

 

08/20/2018 - 2:17pm I'm a little surprised after…

I'm a little surprised after the whole  Free Press stretchgate thing that Brian is taking some shaky reporting and giving it full weight.  I guess we will see.

The Mcnair situation willl play out with actual facts.  No need for anyone to speculate.

As to the toxic culture and Durkin is a huge dick.

1. How come Durkin's recruiting was going better than their record?   If the staff is full of dicks they couldn't recruit without success on the field.   The players would give the scoop to recruits.   If they did manage this large conspiracy to keep their dickness quiet then.....

2. Wouldn't a team with a "toxic" culture suffer massive losses in transfers?   I've heard nothing to suggest a problem before.

We continue to have this clash of cultures.  Football is brutal and when things don't go well you will have people with stories to tell.   Coaches like this are romanticized when things go well and demonized when they don't.   

Durkin coached under some of the biggest names in college football.  You think he's doing anything that drastically different then what he learned.  I'm pretty sure Alabama is not all sunshine and roses in the conditioning room.

Brian uses Frost as an example of how to handle it, but Frost is one misstep away from being with Durkin if one of those players had died. 

It's good to hold these coaches to a high standard to protect the health of the kids but some perspective is needed.  ESPN can target any team in the country and find ex players or staffers willing to give dirt on the team and spin it ugly.

 

 

08/17/2018 - 1:36pm Delete.

Delete.

08/17/2018 - 1:35pm Still a little skeptical of…

Still a little skeptical of MSU's defense.   Much like Michigan they benefited from some horrible offenses and some horrible weather.   

OSU shredded them.

ND shredded them

PSU was shredding them before monsoon

NW shredded them.

It was an impressive turnaround and they may be really good this year just feel they may be overrated due to the weather and some turnover fortune last year.

 

08/15/2018 - 8:50pm With 3 seconds of googling…

With 3 seconds of googling he could find out that Michigan is favored.....on the road.

08/14/2018 - 3:46pm After he blew up everyone…

After he blew up everyone wanted him, but when he committed the star guys were losing their minds.  

08/14/2018 - 2:28pm Don't you think these…

Don't you think these interactions are shaded one way?   I always read these stories with a grain of salt since the coaches can't give their side.

I think about Bo grabbing Dierdorf by the gut and wondering if he would be fired today for that.

Knocking over some kids food and calling him a pussy is nothing and window dressing.  The only question in this case is did they take proper precautions and care with the kid who died.   If they didn't they should be fired, if not there is nothing to see here.     All the rest of this is Rich Rod stretchgate bullshit.

   

 

08/14/2018 - 2:20pm AJ Dillon was the other guys…

AJ Dillon was the other guy everybody was asking WTF............so we have that going for us.

08/10/2018 - 9:48pm If Mayfield starts does that…

If Mayfield starts does that mean we like the recruiting class now?     #circular

08/08/2018 - 2:32pm I think even our own homer…

I think even our own homer bloggers are forgetting that picking up stunts is only a portion of the skill set needed to play OL and that Michigan's line actually blocked pretty well running the ball.

I can't guarantee great pass protection this year but we are going to maul people.

Let's look at things that help or hurt pass protection and see if we get better.

Actual Oline skill- 4 returning starters.  Better

RB Blocking-2 returning starters.  Better

TE Blocking- Mulitple returning players.   Better

Ability to run ball- See above.  Better

QB mobility- Better

QB Awareness-  Better

WR ability- Better

I don't see how anyone can argue any of these points but still people still like thinking...disaster!!!

This doesn't take into account a possible Warriner effect.

Everyone channel their inner Aaron Rodgers and RELAX!

 

 

 

07/30/2018 - 12:29pm So you are choosing to…

So you are choosing to ignore Hudson and  Mayfield who are prototype LT because???

07/25/2018 - 1:35pm I believe you missed the…

I believe you missed the sarcasm

07/25/2018 - 10:19am Relax, apparently Hassan…

Relax, apparently Hassan Haskins is a 5 star.   

07/24/2018 - 1:47pm So if 1 is Yoder and 10 is…

So if 1 is Yoder and 10 is UMBIG11.   Where does MK rank as a reliable insider?   Those are some rather interesting,  hot takes when nothing has happened.   

1. Hudson as starter- typical internet hope for the young guy over the older guy with mixed results.  Possible

2. Don't sleep on BM- Many reports agreeing with this thought in the spring.  Very talented player.   Very Possible.

3. Grant Perry behind Martin-   Perry has had an up and down career at Michigan.  Martin has been hyped pretty hard.    Possible

4. Dylan is QB 2-  Insiders have reported Peters is QB2 breaking camp.   What could have changed in June?   Questionable

5. Brad Robbins has improved-  Ok I'll buy a freshmen has gotten better.  Very Possible.

6.Kurt Taylor should stop being overlooked-  Not sure if this is a height joke but he has received zero buzz from anyone.   Doubtful

 

 

 

07/06/2018 - 7:16am Sam said Karlaftis was a…

Sam said Karlaftis was a beast at The Opening.

07/05/2018 - 8:37pm Lighten up Francis.

 

In…

Lighten up Francis.

 

In all seriousness many of the playera are going to get a bump in ratings so it might be higher than you think.  

07/05/2018 - 1:29pm Brian is inching toward…

Brian is inching toward being back to his old self.    This offensive recruiting class is very good.   

I don't think until we win at ND will he be all the way back but he's getting close. 

07/05/2018 - 11:12am My bad.  On a positive note…

My bad.  On a positive note that means the goon squad sweep possibilities are even stronger.    

07/05/2018 - 7:20am Trust the pic.  Goon Squad…

Trust the pic.  Goon Squad 19 had 8 players in it.  5 of them are committed.  3 left.  Dax Harrison, Dicosmo.   It's a lock.  Counterstrike.  Out.

07/01/2018 - 6:46am The eye test tells you these…

The eye test tells you these results look pretty random.

As a Michigan fan I thought Hoke would be near the top as he seemed to win games we had no business winning.  Lloyd and Jim make sense as they lost games they had no business losing and RR games were so crazy who the hell knows.

06/26/2018 - 9:42am I thought we were in pretty…

I thought we were in pretty good shape for Dax and Cine?

06/26/2018 - 9:18am You are correct except that…

You are correct except that it is true for every program not just Michigan.

06/25/2018 - 4:51pm I must have missed Dantonio…

I must have missed Dantonio and Franklin in the Super Bowl.

06/25/2018 - 2:01pm His agility seems way better…

His agility seems way better than Zach Charb(he's probably 20-30 lighter so he better be) .  He got out of some tight spots like Houdini.   

The rest of the responses seem to be more in line with the rankings and your opinion so I'll take my maize colored glasses off and rewatch the tape.  

 

06/25/2018 - 1:08pm I could see that if he wants…

I could see that if he wants to be a QB.   He probably shouldn't come here though.   If he wants to be a QB I'm sure there are a ton of mid level programs that would love to have him at QB.   He looks like a Rich Rod guy.     Georgia Tech is probably sick he's not coming.