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05/28/2018 - 11:57pm So sick of dumb

So sick of dumb people.

Speight was involved in an offense that returned something like 9 starters and was backed by a legitimately great defense. He was bad to okay until a three game stretch against the worst part of the schedule. He then reverted to bad to okay after that. 

Comparing that situation to the roster of Ole MIss is absurd and not the same. 

05/28/2018 - 5:18pm Up until last year, the

Up until last year, the handling of Peppers in 2016 was the only knock anyone could really have on Harbaugh. 

05/28/2018 - 5:16pm He didn't have nearly the

He didn't have nearly the team that Michigan had in 2016. Even the other weakest part of the 2016 team (OL) was superior to what Ole Miss was throwing out there. 

05/28/2018 - 12:09pm Speight was fine. When he

Speight was fine. When he started getting all kinds of praise came after the weakest portion of the schedule (Maryland, MSU, Illinois). Then he melted down against Iowa (pre-injury) and mixed nice throws with disasters against OSU. 

I would expect Patterson to be much better, but who knows. I thought Peters was going to take the starters job during the bowl game and that obviously didn't happen. 

05/21/2018 - 10:46am 8-4 if disaster strikes, 10-2

8-4 if disaster strikes (Patterson injured!), 10-2 is the floor with a normal season (no crazy MSU 2015 losses), 12-0 is entirely possible if Michigan wins the one or two games that will come down to a lucky break (which they didn't get in 2016). 

BTW, the take on Swenson is atrocious. The real disaster was losing Hamilton to Stanford. Swenson would have been as much of a turnstile as anyone on the roster last year. 

05/21/2018 - 9:57am Someone, anyone on the

Someone, anyone on the offensive line. 

05/06/2018 - 7:56pm I think this year is

I think this year is particularly frustrating because the state of Michigan (at least according to the gurus) has a number of highly rated players at the biggest position of need. Seeing UM behind on almost all of them feels like a missed opportunity that won't always be there in the future.  

It'd also be a nice rebound after the disaster that was the second half of last year's recruiting cycle to clean up in-state in similar fashion to 2017. 

05/03/2018 - 11:58am Wasn't it in 2013 where

Wasn't it in 2013 where someone was comparing the OL to Alabama's OL?

05/03/2018 - 11:57am Been hearing it every year

Been hearing it every year since 2013. 

2011 was the last time the offensive line appeared to be consistently good for a whole season.

05/03/2018 - 11:55am I'm starting to think maybe

I'm starting to think maybe the 2016 hype was just hype. Seems to be very little reason he wouldn't be considered there if there are two viable guard options in Onwenu and Spanellis. 

05/03/2018 - 11:51am Cut what out? 
Racism is now

Cut what out? 

Racism is now something you have no control over. Just by being white you are taking advantage of a white supremacist system that is to your advantage (according to critical race theory). What else could you call someone who uses a racist system to their advantage because that system is built to benefit their race other than a racist? 

For instance, you may think you aren't racist (if you're white). But do you have a job? How'd you get that job? Do you live in a house? How'd you get that house? What's your net worth? How'd you get that net worth? All through a system built to benefit you. And you accepted it. You are a racist. 

I suppose the only way a white person could truly not be racist in 2018 is donating all their worldly possessions to some entity that is entirely comprised of people of color so nothing is left to their privileged heirs and then killing themselves. 

 

05/03/2018 - 11:43am Sure man. Everyone gets their

Sure man. Everyone gets their news from a "variety" of sources behind their screen name, but somehow end up having the same positions as someone who reads exclusively from HP, Mother Jones and watches MSNBC. And you could of course say the same about the counters to that. 

05/03/2018 - 11:38am I think I asked this once and

I think I asked this once and maybe never checked back on it cause I don't remember the answer: Why is Bredeson not being tried at tackle? 

If he was considered to be neck and neck with Newsome in 2016, why does he seem to only be considered at guard? Especially since it seems like Spanellis and Onwenu are pushing one another for the other guard spot. Seems like you could throw out a 5 of...

Bredeson

Onwenu

Ruiz

Spanellis

Runyan/JBB/Hudson/Newsome/whoever

...And be okay?

05/02/2018 - 5:04pm It's hard not to be racist in

It's hard not to be racist in 2018. In fact, if you're white, its literally impossible. 

05/02/2018 - 5:02pm Because anything "male only"

Because anything "male only" is deemed as bad. Sports teams honestly seem to be the last thing untouched by this. 

Of course, "women only" spaces are progress. 

05/02/2018 - 4:58pm The problem with your

The problem with your analysis is "being inclusive and understanding" is always a one way street with zero end in sight. 

 

05/02/2018 - 4:54pm When you say society, do you

When you say society, do you mean just about every single society that has ever existed? 

05/02/2018 - 4:52pm Yeah, in regards to declining

Yeah, in regards to declining membership, the real issue is that Boy Scouts isn't cool. Even when I was in them 15-20 years ago, it wasn't something you bragged about at school or anything. 

05/02/2018 - 4:50pm There's a 0% chance you've

There's a 0% chance you've ever watched a full episode of any show on Fox News and almost assuredly your only interaction with the channel is through carefully curated clips from other sources (Late Night shows, left-leaning websites, etc.) designed to appeal to your sense of outrage. I say this as someone who doesn't watch any cable news. 

For example, the night Tucker Carlson gave a great monologue regarding our pointless intervention in Syria (something the left in this country used to be against) did left-wing sources give him any credit? No, instead they played clips of a lighthearted segment from the show regarding pandas to discredit him. 

But please, pretend you're getting news from a non-partisan source when you read Huffington Post and watch MSNBC. It's heartwarming that someone as naive as you exists. 

04/19/2018 - 11:22am There's no logical reason why

There's no logical reason why he shouldn't be eligible.

However, combine the NCAA with Jim Harbaugh's luck thus far at Michigan, can't rule anything out. 

04/17/2018 - 1:47pm Conference Champs and Playoff

Conference Champs and Playoff Berth. Book it. 

04/15/2018 - 3:01pm Appreciate the response! Did

Appreciate the response! Did not know this, so thats great news. 

04/15/2018 - 1:38pm Good news.
Then I go to the

Good news.

Then I go to the 247 site and realize that the 9th ranked recruit overall (and number 1 OT in the country) is from Michigan and Michigan is nowhere near grabbing him...and I feel sad. 

04/14/2018 - 9:23pm If Patterson is eligible

If Patterson is eligible there isn't anything to worry about. This team will be good and it will go at least 10-2 in regular season play. The real question is, will Michigan finally find anything that resembles reasonable luck? If so, then Michigan has a chance to win the Big Ten and make the playoff.

2016 could have been that. It was not. 

If anything, you should be more worried about the 2020 or 2021 season if recruiting does not pick up.  

04/14/2018 - 4:22pm I still can't get over the

I still can't get over the level of luck its taken him to get to that point. 

If Michigan had even reasonable luck during those 6 games, it'd be 2-4. 

03/29/2018 - 6:58pm "A rough spot". You mean 2.5

"A rough spot". You mean 2.5 years of poor play, poor recruiting and seemingly no player development? 

BTW, my point isn't comparing the two coaches and their abilities, its comparing the spot they were in. After that OSU game, you would have thought I was crazy if I said Michigan was going to win the BTT. Just as crazy as if I said Michigan was going to win the Big Ten and beat MSU and OSU in 2014. 

03/29/2018 - 6:56pm Yeah, no. Injuries would be

Yeah, no. Injuries would be an excuse if the team hadn't been losing to NJIT and Eastern with Caris Levert.  

The fact is, the team had performed poorly for 2.5 seasons (even if you want to factor in injuries) and looked to be incredibly disappointing. And you emphasizing a slump ignores the extended malaise the program was in. 

So no, the argument after that game was not easy. Its based entirely on hindsight, which is why the current run is so incredible. 

03/29/2018 - 3:13pm Michigan by 14. Wagner has

Michigan by 14. Wagner has 30. 

03/29/2018 - 11:04am Okay, make the case post Ohio

Okay, make the case post Ohio State game. 

You have a coach on the brink of missing his 2nd tournament in 3 years (and barely squeaking into the one he made), who is 4-6 in the Big Ten and just lost a terrible game at home to a rival. His team has shown no development and appears to have regressed. Recruiting is abysmal. 

Now you go. Make the easy case for Beilein at that moment. 

03/29/2018 - 10:26am Right. Because Beilein was

Right. Because Beilein was able to get up off the mat and turn the program around. Hoke was not. 

Given where each team was, its somewhat miraculous that Michigan basketball is where it is right now and not closer to where Michigan football was in 2014. 

03/28/2018 - 7:49pm Beilein after that Ohio State

Beilein after that Ohio State game is like if Brady Hoke really had won out after the Minnesota game in 2014. 

Its tough to argue that the people (myself included) were really all that wrong. It looked incredibly grim. 

Its been a remarkable run ever since. 

03/11/2018 - 11:15am Honestly, I find the

Honestly, I find the doomsaying eye-rolling, but am intrigued by your methods. 

03/11/2018 - 11:14am We've hung what, 5 banners

We've hung what, 5 banners since 2012 in basketball? 

Haven't won anything in football since 2004. 

03/09/2018 - 8:43am Because he's one more guy who

Because he's one more guy who has experience who can compete for a starting spot at our weakest position group. Even if he isn't great, its possible he might be an improvement on the alternative. 

03/09/2018 - 8:27am Should be an easy decision.

Should be an easy decision. Gets to go up against better defenses while playing on an experienced team that should compete for the conference and possibly more. If he's good enough, he's got "missing piece" potential. 

So of course he'll go to Texas. 

03/06/2018 - 4:32pm Obviously, it would be best

Obviously, it would be best if everyone were judged as individuals. For the most part, this is what happens.

Stereotypes may be unfair, but that's life. I also believe that there are opportunities out there for players who may be unfairly judged. For instance, Florida wanted Denard to be a non-QB (forget what exactly). He was able to come to Michigan and play QB. 

03/06/2018 - 4:18pm What kind of monster negs

What kind of monster negs this post? 

03/06/2018 - 3:15pm Yeah, but we are just talking

Yeah, but we are just talking about pure speed. 

Its blindingly obvious to anyone with a functioning brain that the pool of fast black people greatly outweighs the pool of fast white people. Does this probably cause a few white guys to slip through the athletic cracks because of stereotypes? Sure. But overall, the stereotype holds true and that is why most CBs, WRs, RBs, etc. are black. 

Of course, MGoBlog is not the place for discussion when it comes to other stereotypes that are equally as obvious that people go hard out of the way not to see to the point of detriment to society. 

03/06/2018 - 3:10pm .

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03/06/2018 - 11:49am The fact that its surprising

The fact that its surprising that one white guy runs a 4.35 is the exception to the rule, proving why the stereotype exists. 

 

03/03/2018 - 11:42am You say you are a realist but

You say you are a realist but you pick MSU to win by 20 over Michigan? 

I mean, sure anything is possible, but realistically you'd expect this game to be fairly close. 

03/03/2018 - 9:24am Sadly, I think MSU pulls it

Sadly, I think MSU pulls it out. 

MSU 73 UM 68

Purdue rolls over Penn State

Purdue 81 PSU 63

02/21/2018 - 11:16am Our predictions are often

Our predictions are often based on the same metrics everyone else uses for predictions: Talent, experience, coaching and schedule. 

Take next year for instance:

Michigan should have one of the most talented teams in the Big Ten (probably only 2nd to OSU).

Michigan should have one of the most experienced teams in the Big Ten. 

Michigan has one of the best coaches in all of football. 

Michigan does have a very tough schedule. 

Given all of that, 10-2 seems like a fair assessment. We should win all our home games. We will probably drop a couple of tough road games. 

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What this doesn't account for is how things change given how a season progresses. Taking 2017 as an example, no one expected the defense to be as good as it was, so most pre-season predictions had us at 8-4, 9-3. Which was fair. But then the season actually starts and the defense looks like it hasn't lost too much of a step and suddenly its just a matter of fielding an average offense....and instead we field one of the worst offenses in college football. One that can't even come up with the 15 points necessary to win at home against MSU.

02/21/2018 - 8:42am I think you're probably

I think you're probably right, but Speight probably had the best chance. Maybe Peters if he had been second string from the beginning. 

02/21/2018 - 8:39am repetative?

repetative?

02/21/2018 - 8:38am It does feel like had

It does feel like had Michigan gotten average quarterback play, wins were there against MSU, OSU and South Carolina, but who knows if Speight would have actually gotten there. He was looking worse by the week. 

02/21/2018 - 8:14am Jim Harbaugh's

Jim Harbaugh's success/failure image at Michigan has hinged mainly on luck outside of his control (less so in Year 3, but still up there). 

 

02/20/2018 - 3:22pm But were they actually better

But were they actually better in 2000? 2004? 2007? 2012? 2016? 

02/20/2018 - 10:28am How wrong will Brian end up

How wrong will Brian end up being about McElwain?

02/19/2018 - 12:17pm If MIchigan has the season

If MIchigan has the season they should have given their talent level and experience, then the recruiting will follow. 

Right now Michigan is in the traditional year three malaise that has plagued RR, Hoke and Harbaugh. It's up to Harbaugh and co. to fix it.