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06/24/2018 - 8:43pm Bluey posted something…

Bluey posted something positive about a recruit. What’s next? A Browns-Lions Super Bowl?

06/24/2018 - 4:36pm Are you always this fun to…

Are you always this fun to be around?

06/24/2018 - 12:22pm Good offer sheet, but given…

Good offer sheet, but given Harbaugh’s track record with TEs and what he’s been been able to do so far with Gentry and McKeon, I trust he’ll properly develop whoever comes in the fold.

06/23/2018 - 6:57pm Just beat OSU and the big…

Just beat OSU and the big time croots will come. 

That is all this program needs to focus on right now. All day every god damn day.

06/23/2018 - 5:09pm There’s several other Ivies…

There’s several other Ivies that I think are head and shoulders above Michigan, but I’ll still take the recognition. 

No rhyme intended. 

06/23/2018 - 12:25pm I wish American announcers…

I wish American announcers were this passionate about anything....

06/22/2018 - 7:04pm Year round amazing weather…

Year round amazing weather and gorgeous CA girls have something to do with it.

06/22/2018 - 6:05pm And yet you’re giving him…

And yet you’re giving him more oxygen by posting about him.

Yes, he’s a negative nancy but the internet is full of them, and that’s not going away anytime soon. You don’t like what he posts? Ignore it and move on. 

06/22/2018 - 5:02pm They’ve all already dug…

They’ve all already dug themselves in deep by not putting Engler. What’s digging any deeper really going to hurt?

They’re a cancer. The only way you cure a cancer is to rip it out. Root and stem.

06/22/2018 - 4:57pm A few days ago, I mentioned…

A few days ago, I mentioned on a thread about Webber that I thought he’d die before he ever willingly came back to Ann Arbor.

I was dead wrong.

06/22/2018 - 12:36pm And just like that,…

And just like that, Argentina is still alive....

06/22/2018 - 11:10am It sounds like literally the…

It sounds like literally the entire population of Iceland flew to Russia for the game.

You’d think this game was being played in Reykjavik.

06/22/2018 - 11:06am Are you and Maizen the two…

Are you and Maizen the two kids sitting in the corner of the cafeteria eating your pudding by yourselves and talking about how everything in this world is pain?

06/22/2018 - 6:46am I think GRIII was a 5 Star…

I think GRIII was a 5 Star on Rivals and was pretty highly ranked elsewhere, but still, point taken.

06/22/2018 - 6:44am Jordan Poole and Charles…

Jordan Poole and Charles Matthews could make #8 and #9 next year.

06/21/2018 - 10:28pm Moe is probably a bargaining…

Moe is probably a bargaining chip for that kind of trade. But if he wasn’t traded, he’d still end his career with at least one ring. Can’t argue with that.

06/21/2018 - 10:26pm Seven first round picks in…

Seven first round picks in six years. And that’s without signing waves of McDonalds All Americans.

06/21/2018 - 7:26pm Sweetwater in Atlanta 

Sweetwater in Atlanta 

Cigar City in Tampa

Wicked Weed in Asheville

Bell’s in Kalamazoo

Goose Island in Chicago

06/21/2018 - 7:19pm Her shot was no pressure?…

Her shot was no pressure? Dude, her shots were for the right to play for a national title, and to win a national title. She made one of those shots against one of the most dominant teams in modern American sports history

Again, I love Poole and that shot he made was cold blooded. That shot means far more to me personally than what ND did. But she made the far bigger shots. And she made twice as many of them.

06/21/2018 - 6:33pm If one of those wins is OSU,…

If one of those wins is OSU, sign me up for 9 wins.

06/21/2018 - 2:58pm There's really almost no way…

There's really almost no way we get in with OSU if we also lose to them as well. The only way I could see it happening is if:

1) We beat everyone else we play, and convincingly.

2) Another tightly contested OSU game that goes down to the last player where either team could've legitimately won and both traded haymakers the entire game. Lose by less than three. 

And now the things that are completely out of Michigan's control:

3) Your Big XII and Pac-12 champs each have at least two losses.

4) OSU destroys a top-10 Wisconsin team in the Big Ten title game. Makes our loss look better. 

5) No other "convincing" 1-loss teams in the SEC or ACC, or every other team in those conferences has at least two losses. So teams like Georgia, FSU, ND or Miami would all need to have either 2+ losses, or one really bad loss late in the season.

6) No undefeated G5 teams that have convincing OOC wins, like a Boise State. 

06/21/2018 - 1:48pm Not saying I don't love his…

Not saying I don't love his shot. And his shot means more to me personally than her's did. But if I'm an unbiased observer, and disregard the fact that it's women's basketball vs. men's basketball, I'm going with the woman who hit two buzzer beaters in two straight Final Four games to win a national title over a man who hit one buzzer beater to make the Sweet Sixteen. 

What she did, in my mind, is far more impressive. 

06/21/2018 - 11:16am Poole’s shot was cold…

Poole’s shot was cold-blooded, but he doesn’t hold a candle to ND’s Arike Ogunbowale did in the Women’s Final Four. Two straight buzzer beaters, one against arguably the most dominant team in modern American sports history in UConn women’s basketball.

She earns whatever accolades she gets.

06/20/2018 - 8:20pm I immediately read this as…

I immediately read this as Michigan vs. OSU nightmares. 

Yep.....that’s how this rivalry has gone for us. 

06/20/2018 - 12:31pm Couldn't agree more. Peters…

Couldn't agree more. Peters wasn't flashy, but he kept the chains moving when the ball was placed in his hands. He did about as much as could be expected for a RS freshman thrown into the fire behind an awful OL and very inexperienced skill position players. That Wisconsin game was anyone's game until he went down. When O'Korn came onto the field, Wisconsin smelled blood in the water and everyone and their mother knew that game was over unless Hornibrook committed multiple pick sixes. 

I don't know if Peters would've beaten OSU, but I know he wouldn't have thrown up a pop-fly to OSU's secondary to lose the game. As for the Outback Bowl, yeah he didn't play overly well in the second half, but there were a lot of factors in us losing that game. That horrible call to hand off to McKeon (Harbaugh outsmarted himself), the defense falling apart on three consecutive drives that led to TDs, Higdon fumbling. The second half was a travesty for the whole team and the coaching staff. 

I do think Shea wins the job this season because of his sheer upside, but in 2019 Peters has a great chance to get the job back. Hell, maybe he surprises this season and wins the job again. 

06/20/2018 - 10:33am He also doesn't have Barkley…

He also doesn't have Barkley to bail him out anymore. But McSorely is a pretty darn good QB in his own right, and Franklin has recruited extremely well the last couple of years. They're definitely inserting some unproven guys in there at the skill positions, but I still see him ending up as one of the top 3 QBs in the conference next season, if not the best. I think he's just proven more than anyone else in the league at this point. 

06/19/2018 - 8:25pm He went to the ‘13 title…

He went to the ‘13 title game because Rose went on air and very subtly called Webber a pussy if he didn’t show up. Had Rose not done that, I doubt Webber shows to that game.

I do agree in that Webber has no beef with Beilein, the players or staff. I’m sure he wants them to do well. But he will never willingly come back to Ann Arbor. You can take that to the bank. He wants nothing to do with this program anymore. At least not on an active basis. There’s a reason he’s never done an interview about his time here, didn’t do the 30 for 30, and I’m assuming that after the UNC title game, packed up all his shit, left Ann Arbor and has never come back.

My guess is it also just brings up bad memories for him. My guess is he’s never really gotten over the UNC game and it’s still a really sore spot for him in his life.

06/19/2018 - 3:42pm Just beat OSU, man. That’s…

Just beat OSU, man. That’s all I request from Shea Patterson. 

06/19/2018 - 3:38pm Good luck ever getting…

Good luck ever getting Webber to own up to anything. That guy treats UM like a gangrene-infested limb. Sawn off, severed, done away with, and forgotten about. 

Whether Webber ever decides to be the bigger man and own up to his mistakes or not, I don’t really care. He played 25 years ago. This program is now far more than just what the Fab Five made it.

06/19/2018 - 2:45pm There isn't any way he can…

There isn't any way he can last much longer. At some point the pressure has to be so great that he is forcibly removed if he won't resign on his own.

That man is a cancer. 

06/19/2018 - 8:08am Very interesting that OSU…

Very interesting that OSU did not offer a top-250 kid who plays literally right in their own backyard. But I suppose when you know you have kids from all over the south lining up to play for you, you can afford to be picky. 

06/18/2018 - 12:13pm Yes. Because it's Alabama…

Yes. Because it's Alabama. Because Nick Saban is the best coach in the game. Guys like Saban and Meyer are going to get the benefit of the doubt. The only way you can really eliminate those guys from the discussion is saddle them with two regular season losses. With Meyer its possible that happens, but with Saban? Forget it. 

They're in the playoff discussion, and a spot for them is all but guaranteed, every single year until he retires. 

06/18/2018 - 12:10pm Exactly, and that was the…

Exactly, and that was the point I made at the end of my original post. Alabama is going to get the benefit of the doubt because it's Alabama. Same goes for OSU, and now maybe Clemson. They've all made the playoffs multiple times, and they are the only ones who have won it all to begin with. So they've earned it. 

Michigan is not going to get that kind of consideration, and frankly they don't deserve to until they prove otherwise. If they don't beat OSU, they're virtually eliminated from the playoff. Plain and simple. 

06/18/2018 - 8:04am Even if its final record is…

Even if its final record is 11-1, Michigan will almost certainly not get into the playoff if its loss is to OSU. These days you just have to assume that the road to the Big Ten title is going through Columbus. So if we lose to OSU, it's very likely to near certain that OSU goes to Indy and beats Wisconsin. So OSU ends its regular season with two big wins, while we have a loss. We'd probably end up as the #5 team and go to the Rose Bowl.

Some really weird shit would have to happen around the country for us to still get in, like multiple two-loss conference champions, other teams ranked around us would have to have some kind of bad loss on their resume (like OSU's loss to Iowa last year), and the game against OSU next year would have to be like 2016 where it goes back and forth, any team could win, down to the final play which also could've gone either way. And even then, that may not be enough. There is a precedent for it with OSU two years ago and Alabama last year, but OSU and Alabama are going to get the benefit of the doubt every single time because of who mans their programs. It's unfortunate but I get it. 

06/17/2018 - 3:57pm I admit they’ve got it…

I admit they’ve got it pretty easy compared to being in the East, but the West is upping its game with Brohm and Frost. 

Still Wisconsin’s division to lose but I wouldn’t automatically assume they’ll win ten games. 

06/17/2018 - 3:55pm Damn they’ve had really bad…

Damn they’ve had really bad luck with injuries the last few years, but they’re an extremely well-coached team so whoever jumps in will produce. 

06/16/2018 - 7:14pm Meh, this isn’t surprising…

Meh, this isn’t surprising. He really hasn’t seemed at all interested in Michigan to begin with. Best of luck to him regardless.

Losing him stinks but I’m not at all worried about our defense. We lost Willie Gay but got Khaleke Hudson. By all accounts that’s turned out great for us, and Khaleke is poised for an All-Big Ten type of season. Don Brown will create playmakers out of whoever comes here. 

06/16/2018 - 10:50am This game feels like it…

This game feels like it should be a bloodbath. Iceland hasn’t had a shot on goal or even been in scoring position for most of the game. But great defense and great goaltending. They’ve completely frustrated Messi.

Even a draw here is a huge upset for Iceland.

06/15/2018 - 7:15pm Biakabutuka - just flat out…

Biakabutuka - just flat out owned OSU. As Brian Griese said, you are judged at Michigan by what you do against Ohio State. Biakabutuka OWNED OSU.

06/15/2018 - 6:41pm It’s truly amazing how the…

It’s truly amazing how the tables have completely turned in this rivalry. We’re getting owned in football when we’ve historically owned MSU, and we’re pretty darn close to owning MSU in basketball when we’ve been historically owned by them for decades.

Thank god for John Beilein.

06/14/2018 - 6:03pm If he can run the right…

If he can run the right routes and catch the ball in crunch time he’s got my vote.

Our receiving game needs all the help it can get.

06/14/2018 - 12:43pm I don't mind that its part…

I don't mind that its part of his overall offensive strategy, but it certainly makes more sense to run when you've got juniors and seniors leading the way, guys who have been around the college game long enough (a la 2016), vs. freshmen and sophomores who are still trying to figure things out. When it's done right it can confuse the hell out of the opposing defense, as you don't really know what to prepare for. Harbaugh's last year at Stanford and best years in SF are a prime example of that.

Even this past season, I thought Harbaugh had a great gameplan against OSU. Guys were consistently open and in position to make plays, but either a third stringer in O'Korn couldn't get them the ball, or the receiver just couldn't hold onto it the few times that he did. We didn't lose because our receivers were consistently covered or because Nick Bosa bull rushed off the edge for five sacks. 

What I'd say is that there's nothing wrong with Harbaugh incorporating both zone and gap concepts into his gameplan. As long as his personnel are experienced enough to run it. If not, that's when you definitely need to simplify. 

06/14/2018 - 12:21pm If we go 9-3 but beat OSU,…

If we go 9-3 but beat OSU, most everyone here will say that 9-3 was a small price to pay. 

06/14/2018 - 12:19pm Wow that's a nice schedule…

Wow that's a nice schedule. Avoiding OSU, UM and MSU, and getting Nebraska and Wisconsin at home. 

I doubt they sneak past Penn State, but not outside the realm of possibility for them to win 10-11 games in the regular season. Of course, they could end up doing what they do most every year, fall flat on their face, and go 6-6. 

06/14/2018 - 12:16pm I'm taking the over on…

I'm taking the over on Purdue. I'm not ready to say that they'll dethrone Wisconsin yet, but they very well could. They played them extremely close last year and this year the game is in West Lafayette. They could very start their season 6-0 before OSU comes to town. 

I still say Wisconsin is the clear favorite in that division, but I won't sleep on Purdue just yet. They could legitimately win 8-9 games next season, and maybe steal one somewhere. 

06/14/2018 - 10:06am The recruiting has been fine…

The recruiting has been fine. Development?

Not great, Bob. 

06/13/2018 - 7:46pm Find a non-Spanish language…

Find a non-Spanish language to major in. You’re living in a highly mono-lingual country where companies kill for someone who knows how to fluently speak another language that isn’t Spanish.

I know this is far easier said than done, but if someone can be fluent in Mandarin, Arabic, Korean, German, or Japanese, it almost doesn’t matter what their level of business acumen is coming out of college. They will get hired, and they’ll get paid great money too.

06/13/2018 - 7:32pm Duke can do whatever the…

Duke can do whatever the fuck it wants on the recruiting trail. It’s Duke. 

Michigan could treat this kid like a king until NSD, Duke could blow him off and not offer until the night before, and I still wouldn’t think we’d have better than a 50/50 shot when he decides to make his decision. Not that it matters with Beilein doing what he does in player development

06/12/2018 - 6:37pm Daniel Day Lewis. Second…

Daniel Day Lewis. Second place isn’t even close.

Bringing up the rear are Pacino, DiCaprio, Nicholson, Hanks, and Farley. Yes, Chris Farley.

06/12/2018 - 6:34pm This school has success in…

This school has success in the rivalry, but it’s unfortunately all overshadowed by one sport that Michigan has had extremely bad runs in. Damn shame, but that’s the way of the world.