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03/17/2019 - 11:13pm With this draw, anything…

With this draw, anything short of a final 4 run might be disappointing. Duke is good, but beatable. This definitely helps with getting over the BTT quickly. We have a great shot at a National Championship. I’m not saying we will win it all but after looking at the bracket, I would give us 3rd or 4th best odds to do it.

03/17/2019 - 6:45pm I will take our draw over…

I will take our draw over MSU’s any day. The refs might screw us but the committee must love us. Final Four, here we come!

03/17/2019 - 6:37pm May we NEVER use the words…

May we NEVER use the words Revenge Tour again.

03/10/2019 - 11:54am As we saw last night…

As we saw last night...officials have way too much influence in basketball. It’s not like other sports. Calls are subjective, they can control who plays in the game, and can basically award a team points through foul shots. Not to mention what it does to a team mentally when nearly every call goes against you. The worst part is there’s absolutely nothing you can do about it. A couple of weeks ago, a terrible OSU team beat Iowa by 20 because the refs took over the game. Their coach calls the refs out after the game and he gets suspended for two games. Accept the cheating or be punished. It’s freaking absurd.

03/09/2019 - 11:21pm I was optimistic about this…

I was optimistic about this game and I was going to bet on UM until I talked to my brother. He asked me if I actually believed the refs would give Michigan a chance to win this game. He said name one time in the last couple of years when UM got a fair shake in a big game. Maybe I’m crazy for starting to believe there’s some sort of conspiracy against UM, but whatever, it saved me money tonight. 

03/09/2019 - 9:02am I’m probably an idiot but I…

I’m probably an idiot but I’m convinced UM wins this one in a blowout. I’m going to double down on the money line.

03/03/2019 - 1:29am I just checked and Campbell…

I just checked and Campbell was a solid four star and ranked 139 overall in the 247 composite. Also he was only 16 as a high school senior. He didn’t turn 17 until a couple of months before graduating. He almost certainly would have been a five star if he had another year of high school like everyone else his age.

02/27/2019 - 9:23pm I saw most of the last ten…

I saw most of the last ten minutes or so of the game and it was absurd. I really didn’t care who won (better for us if Iowa loses but hate OSU). OSU’s 17 point lead was quickly cut to ten and the next thing you know they’re calling technicals on father and son. Every close and questionable call went OSU’s way. Hell even not close obvious fouls went OSU’s way. I can’t blame the coach for saying the same thing that I was thinking because those refs were fucking cheating.

02/25/2019 - 8:04pm Seriously give it a rest. We…

Seriously give it a rest. We all know his ranking. I guarantee Ed Warriner did more analysis on this kid than any recruiting service. 

02/06/2019 - 12:54pm You were probably joking but…

You were probably joking but they did get a commitment from another top 150 guard today that they offered just a month ago.

01/11/2019 - 8:45pm Did he say he wasn’t a Big…

Did he say he wasn’t a Big Ten caliber player? Otherwise it’s not a great example.

01/09/2019 - 10:48am I guess I don't "know" that…

I guess I don't "know" that Harbaugh wasn't blindsided. I heard a rumor about it last week and I think it's safe to assume that Harbaugh, who is slightly more connected to the program than I am, knew about it before I did.

 

01/09/2019 - 10:38am Seriously? That's not at all…

Seriously? That's not at all what I said. I never once mentioned that he would be upgrading. I said he wasn't blind-sided. Hell, there was a post on here last week about Al Washington potentially leaving and Bucknuts insiders were mentioning Mattison to OSU last Thursday. If it's posted on here, I promise you Harbaugh already knows about it and already has a plan for it. Harbaugh has coached with a lot of different people and he has a lot of connections in football. I guarantee he already has a short list of people that he's interested in interviewing for a spot on his staff.

 

 

01/08/2019 - 10:17pm We could start a new trend…

We could start a new trend of hiring parents of other schools players. Ed Warriner’s son plays for State, correct?

01/08/2019 - 10:12pm I have no doubt that DB is…

I have no doubt that DB is staying, but if he wasn’t, I’m not sure a random Michigan fan at the airport would be the first person he told.

01/08/2019 - 9:09pm If your position coaches…

If your position coaches aren’t moving up, then you’re probably doing something wrong. The best way to get young, talented coaches is to get the ones you have promoted.

01/08/2019 - 7:54pm Temple has moved on from DB…

Temple has moved on from DB. They wouldn’t be interviewing other people if they felt like he was their man. It’s not an indictment on Brown. They just seem to want a young on the rise coach. I don’t think Dudek would tweet good news is coming based on DB staying. I think this is something else. It could be recruiting related, but Harbaugh wasn’t blind sided by Mattison or Washington and I guarantee he already has someone else lined up. Someone tweeted that Day was playing Chess and Harbaugh was playing checkers. Bullshit. Harbaugh brought the chess board to the Big Ten and he knew his next move before either of those guys even interviewed with OSU.

01/08/2019 - 5:57pm Having a marquee non…

Having a marquee non conference game was important when we only played 8 conference games and 4 out of conference. Now that we play 9 conference games, we don't need to Notre Dame or any other top 25 caliber team.  Hell Alabama only plays 8 conference games and they don't play anyone tough out of conference.

01/08/2019 - 4:30pm Wasn’t he fired from an…

Wasn’t he fired from an Arena League team? Being a good player doesn’t always equate to being a good coach.

01/08/2019 - 4:27pm Foote would be a great hire…

Foote would be a great hire if UM can convince him to spend the off-season and the majority of his spare time kissing the butts of 16 - 18 year old high schoolers. 

The time and dedication recruiting takes is the primary reason you don’t get a lot of successful NFL players returning to college to coach.

01/08/2019 - 1:05pm What you said “Maizen you’re…

What you said “Maizen you’re an asshole, stop posting negative shit all the time”.

What Maizen read, “you’re intellectually superior, please keep posting every thought”.

01/08/2019 - 12:18pm During the OSU game was…

During the OSU game was anyone complaining that Mattison and Washington were the problem? If they hired Don Brown as sole coordinator, I would agree with you, but they hired Mattison as a co-Coordinator and Washington as a LB coach. Both are known as good recruiters too. This isn’t the end of the world but you’re kidding yourself if you don’t see this as a loss right now. 

Also it’s been reported that both Mattison and Washington were offered raises to stay.

01/07/2019 - 4:12pm Bucknuts is reporting that…

Bucknuts is reporting that Washington has been offered LB coach at OSU and DL coach at Michigan. We should have a decision within the next day or two.

01/05/2019 - 8:56pm I’m not going to lie, I like…

I’m not going to lie, I like your style. Last year around this time I posted that I think Michigan should be going after Chris Olave. He was late rising 3 Star WR. Only a 3 star because he had to sit out his junior season for transferring high schools. Michigan never pushed for him and OSU came in late and got him.

All he did in The Game as a true freshman was catch 2 td’s and block a punt. I’m screaming I told you so at Harbaugh through the tv and of course he acted like he couldn’t hear me. I wanted to make an I told you so post, but I decided I would just mention it every time I get a chance.

01/05/2019 - 3:10pm What is so bad about having…

What is so bad about having a goal to make it to the NFL in 3 years? Obviously he`s going to Georgia to play football. That's why the school is willing to give him a free education for the next three to four years. I guarantee if he quits playing football, that scholarship will go away.

01/04/2019 - 11:49am The reason he will be…

The reason he will be granted immediate eligibility is because it was said by another student who was subsequently kicked off the baseball but not kicked out of school. Fields can easily claim that the school did not do enough and he didn't feel safe and/or it impacted his well being. Everyone knows it's about playing time, but the NCAA can't come out and say he's lying and he should have to stay at a school where he could have to attend classes with the same racist student or friends of the student.

 

01/04/2019 - 11:24am Unless of course you are…

Unless of course you are referring to Georgia. I think they made a huge mistake going with Fromm over Fields.

01/03/2019 - 9:07am Washington hasn’t been here…

Washington hasn’t been here long enough for us to gauge if this would be a big loss or not. I heard he’s a good recruiter but that’s pretty much based on a recruiting battle that we lost. Out of the Ohio recruits I believe only Rumler had a commitable offer from OSU and he was going to Michigan regardless of his coach or recruiter. 

If true, it may be a big loss but I don’t think we know yet.

01/02/2019 - 10:12pm I would be surprised if he…

I would be surprised if he leaves. He`s moving back to guard next year where he`s better suited to play and has a chance to significantly improve his stock.

01/02/2019 - 8:54pm You failed to mention that…

You failed to mention that Saban won a National Championship at both LSU and Alabama in his first four years. Success at MSU should never be a measuring stick for Michigan’s program and Swinney didn’t have half the resources at Clemson that Michigan has. They just recently started putting huge dollars into the program. Harbaugh has been good, but a gift from God? That’s going a little bit too far. 

01/02/2019 - 6:39pm Good Luck to him. He’s…

Good Luck to him. He’s definitely earned it and I think it’s important for elite recruits to see UM players reaching their goals.

He was the last player we were waiting on, right? I think everyone else has decided.

01/02/2019 - 12:48pm Before skipping the bowl…

Before skipping the bowl game, I would treat it as a spring type game. Play young players and see what they have.

Win or lose, bowls are rewarding for the players.

01/01/2019 - 11:31pm You don't have to be an…

You don't have to be an elite student to earn an athletic scholarship to Michigan. You just have to meet the bare minimum requirements. People on here act like every recruit is in the National Honor Society and we aren't allowed to recruit players that picked Ohio State. I imagine many of the OSU players had committable offers to Michigan. We are right there with OSU in recruiting and even have a better class than they do this year. 

Look at all the money spent on the football team, all the money that goes into facilities, salaries, etc., it sure looks like a win at all cost program. If not, why in the hell are they paying Harbaugh all that money? It's about winning.

01/01/2019 - 10:03pm That's what I was thinking…

That's what I was thinking. Maybe even 10. I can't imagine we would drop that much because of the teams behind us. It may not really matter, but It would be nice to claim a top 10 finish. Not a bad season if you step back and look at what we thought the season would be twelve months ago.

01/01/2019 - 4:13pm I’m not sure it would…

I’m not sure it would necessarily be a good thing if Michigan players were that pumped to be playing in the Outback Bowl against Miss. St.

12/30/2018 - 8:34pm I agree that missing on the…

I agree that missing on the OL coach was a big problem, especially for Harbaugh’s offense, but I think Speight started a second season before getting hurt. I think bringing in Ruddock his first year hurt the 2016 team. Speight would’ve started all of his red shirt freshman season and then in 2016 things may have went differently at Iowa and in Columbus. Instead of being a tested second year starter, he struggled on the road in tougher games.

 I’m not giving up on Harbaugh, but I do have some doubts now. I believe staff changes need to be made. If Harbaugh did leave, I think Matt Campbell would be a solid hire.

12/30/2018 - 4:46pm You can't blame the coach…

You can't blame the coach for fumbling the snap, but you can absolutely blame him for everything that happened afterwards. The coach should have made sure he knew to take a knee or just fall on the ball if anything whatsoever goes wrong with the snap. 

12/29/2018 - 10:56pm Maybe the captains need to…

Maybe the captains need to be guys who don’t play so we don’t run the risk of them sitting out a bowl game. Seriously though, if Michigan made the playoffs, all of our players would’ve played. This game was meaningless and it doesn’t make you a bad teammate for not risking your financial future for an exhibition. I don’t know Rashan Gary’s situation, but if he blows his knee out like Jaylon Smith and loses millions of dollars, do you think it’s okay...at least he’s a team player, right? That’s crazy. Every player who sat out this game, has given a ton to this program and they have earned their scholarships and then some for this university.

12/29/2018 - 9:24pm Good point and let’s not…

Good point and let’s not forget that half of those Rose Bowls were played on the opponents home field. I imagine the results would’ve been very different if half of those Rose Bowls were played in The Big House. Home field for USC and UCLA was a big advantage.

12/29/2018 - 9:21pm We need Shea to run more. He…

We need Shea to run more. He’s an excellent dual threat QB but we just don’t use him correctly, imo.

12/29/2018 - 7:39pm I would trade OSU’s under…

I would trade OSU’s under-performance for Michigan’s success all day, everyday.

12/29/2018 - 7:20pm I imagine Michigan is paying…

I imagine Michigan is paying it. Do you honestly believe that Aubrey Solomon turned down $250k from Georgia so he could play for nothing at Michigan? Same with Dax Hill. Is he turning down six figures from Alabama for the honor to play for Michigan? 

Michigan would be fortunate to have a top 25 recruiting class if everyone except Michigan is handing out huge paydays for commits. I love the University but my family wasn’t rich and there’s no way I would have went to Michigan for nothing if I’m being offended $250k from a better program. I know this is a fan board but you’re lying to yourself if you think Michigan is recruiting this well if they are one of the few clean programs.

I think the problem is we are only throwing out money to a dozen or so recruits (maybe less) while OSU, Alabama, Georgia, etc are paying nearly every recruit. I would believe those claims.

12/29/2018 - 3:31pm I may be lying to myself but…

I may be lying to myself but I don’t think it was on the defense today. Small mistakes and errors got out of control. This team is still developing a winning mentality. Just waiting on a breakthrough.

12/29/2018 - 12:32am I didn’t hear that, but I…

I didn’t hear that, but I did read the story about Zach Harrison’s best friends creating the livestream for his announcement. The night before the announcement he told them he was going to OSU and they were shocked because they watched The Game with him and he was wearing UM gear for it and wore more UM gear the next weekend also. I think it’s safe to say if Urban doesn’t retire, he’s picking the good guys. That’s a trade off I would make every time and I for some reason feel better about losing out on a top 5 recruit.

12/18/2018 - 10:31pm A third of Alabama`s class…

A third of Alabama`s class may be defensive backs. I believe I read they already have 5. I don't think it's ridiculous to assume that if they accept Battle, that means they are not confident with Hill. Bama is recruiting Battle as a safety so if they knew they had Hill they would have let up on Battle. 

I wouldn't be surprised if they somehow found a way to take both, but I think it's just as likely that Hill flips back. Watching CB`s tomorrow should be fun.

12/18/2018 - 12:18pm I saw a brief story on 11W…

I saw a brief story on 11W or 247 that said Haskins and Fields have the same QB coach/guru in the off-season but I don’t remember his name. He tweeted that he would want his son to play for Ryan Day. So yeah, he’s probably going to OSU.

12/17/2018 - 8:18pm He is an early enrollee. OSU…

He is an early enrollee. OSU insider, Bill Kurelic posted this information last week. He also said it’s between PSU and OSU, leaning PSU. Apparently he wants to leave the area and it would have been Michigan but something changed right before Thanksgiving. Who knows if this guy knows what he’s talking about either. Let’s hope not.

12/17/2018 - 7:35pm I don’t think there’s…

I don’t think there’s anything wrong with the program. He seemed to be unsure about his commitment from the beginning and he probably wants to be closer to home. It’s not uncommon. The bright side is we know Harbaugh must be a helluva recruiter. He managed to get a highly sought after 5 Star recruit to commit to a school that he didn’t want to play for...that’s a good thing, right?

12/12/2018 - 6:52am The meltdown on 11W has…

The meltdown on 11W has already begun. Most are accepting of the fact he’s going to Michigan. He’s not announcing until his school is basically out on Winter break, just so he doesn’t have to catch any crap. 

 

12/10/2018 - 10:10pm Haskins tweeted to their…

Haskins tweeted to their fans that it has been great being their qb. I don't think you would say it that way unless you are planning on going pro. They sell early entry to their recruits, so it's a goal from Day 1 to leave early.