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01/29/2019 - 11:49pm I was a Freshman in HS that…

I was a Freshman in HS that year. Remember that blizzard well - still the record low barometric pressure for Detroit. That, I believe, was the last day UM cancelled classes for years due to some dweeb wanting his 1 or 2 days of tuition back. 

01/29/2019 - 11:46pm I was at UM from Fall 81…

I was at UM from Fall 81 thru Fall 85 - remember this story well, even as a frosh. The story is the Blizzard of 1978, which was a super nasty historic storm that shutdown the state, caused UM to cancel classes. Yes, the rumor (maybe true) was that a law student or group of students sued for a "refund" for the missed day or two.

The winter of 1981-82 was not only super cold but record snow for the time. Luckily I was in South Quad and had all my classes on main campus. That winter, the Chargers played at Cincy for the AFC Championship in -59 below wind chill (-50 by the new formula). We all knew as students there was no way class would ever be cancelled, thanks to the lawsuit or threat thereof. 

Some of the laws have been reformed to prevent BS like what happened in 1978, so glad to see safety is not compromised. 

That said, would have been quite trashed by this time of night if I had been a student at the OSU game knowing classes were cancelled. 

01/08/2019 - 11:29pm The UNC win should look…

The UNC win should look better and better as the season progresses.

And Nova seems to be getting things under control - Jay Wright has won 2 of the last 3 NCs and is a fricking 136-16 with the two NCs from 2014-15 thru 2017-18.

Just hoping we pull off the regular season and BIG 10 Tourney wins going into the real season. 

01/08/2019 - 11:23pm The fake punt vs. Bama, and…

The fake punt vs. Bama, and the lousy play call on that fake, were Kirby's downfall this year.

If you have the snap on the fake to a guy who want to transfer to OSU, not a wise call. Blew up in his face and Kirby is no better off (10-3) than we are. 

01/08/2019 - 11:21pm Great point. We both ended…

Great point. We both ended 10-3. They beat UF, we beat MSU - the "rivals" nearby. 

We stunk in our bowl, but no way did I see UGA getting beat by Texas and needing to rally to make it close. 

UGA also lost the best QB in their state to Clemson, and the QB beat Nick by 28. 

01/07/2019 - 10:48pm I liked Greg, but he wasn't…

I liked Greg, but he wasn't a savior. We had a great bump from GERG to Greg in 2011, but I don't recall anything that great in 2013-14 from our D. OSU torched us in 2013 and 2014 too. MSU got a lot of points and yards. Gary Nova beat Greg's D for 400 yards passing in 2014! He is not Bill McCartney circa 1980 Michigan. 

I'm hoping DB stays and YES Brady Hoke comes back as DL coach if Washington goes to OSU. 

01/07/2019 - 10:41pm I think he'll be here well…

I think he'll be here well into his 70's. Great situation. Fans know exactly what we have now and fully appreciate him. No more of the dump Beilein from 3 years ago. Would love to see if one of his assistants can be groomed like Izzo was under Jud. Like Frieder and then Fisher under their HC. 

If JB knew he was grooming one of his assistants for the HC job one day, I think he'd be fine and would still coach for years. 

p.s. please don't go after Steve Alford 

01/06/2019 - 7:24pm George Lilja, starting C and…

George Lilja, starting C and co-caption of the great 1980 team that gave Bo his first RB win, is also a Sandburg High grad. 

01/03/2019 - 5:31pm The line and the line play…

The line and the line play finally got us to where we could run thru Wisconsin (300+ yards rushing) and handle our own again the teams we used to struggle running against like Air Force and Cincy in 2017. 

I'd love to see an A Train kind of back next. That would go well with a pretty solid line. We didn't get our QB killed this year - another big plus.

The S&C coach may also have been a great add. We've only had one year with this guy too.

01/03/2019 - 1:43am When I was a senior, loved…

When I was a senior, loved going to a place now closed - Thano's Lamplighter pizza on Liberty. AWESOME deep dish Sicilian Pizza. 

Remember Frieder liked going there along with some of his team. Still remember fall 1985 seeing Mark Hughes, Loy Vaught (both were redshirting I think) along with Glen Rice pass by our table. Told my college roommate - if we have three players like that - big and strong - and don't win a National Title, something is wrong. Thankfully, 3.5 years later, Fisher as interim coach guides us to the NT and those three guys were a big part of it. Just HUGE physically imposing players. 

01/03/2019 - 1:36am Anecdotes.

1. Rum and Coke…

Anecdotes.

1. Rum and Coke Zero after midnight

2. Watching my favorite UM wins YouTube favorites (1980s and 1990s wins vs. OSU and Bowls, just about any JB hoops game in March)

3. Combined 1. and 2. above is best

4. You Tube replays of key plays for UM games I was at: 1979 Wangler to Carter (was a HS JR), 1991 Desmond PR TD and Heisman pose in my EZ, 1997 Woodson PR TD right down the sideline watching the game with my sister, Denard 2011 vs. OSU, etc.

01/03/2019 - 1:31am Liked the Kentucky-PSU game…

Liked the Kentucky-PSU game perhaps the most, followed by Texas-Georgia. Both had fans from both teams, mostly full stadiums, belated and failed comebacks by the favorites, and overall pleasing to watch.

Also watched the Iowa-MSU game. Good game. Was shocked the crowd size was done. Two teams that should travel with 20-30 thousand fans plus enough locals to fill the place. That was an 80-degree sunny day too. 

01/03/2019 - 1:19am Glad for him. Would have…

Glad for him. Would have loved him coming back - but he is very solid.

With both Hill and Long, the key will be learning how not to get called for the quick grab of the jersey off the line. NFL will flag that 50+% of the time. CFB it depended on which B1G crew we had.

Still...played the bowl game. Thank you for that. 

I also appreciated Zach doing the same but think HE was a guy who could have made more coming back next year (assuming JH perks up the O with a more prolific passing game). 

01/01/2019 - 10:02pm He first got diagnosed with…

He first got diagnosed with cancer as a 16-year old. And lived to 20, even with the chemo.

Can't imagine going thru what he did - he was an amazing inspirational guy. God Bless!

 

01/01/2019 - 9:59pm Either 14 or 15, depending…

Either 14 or 15, depending on if Texas beats Georgia.

Finish behind some 4 loss team (Texas if they beat UGA, Washington). Kentucky also jumps us as 10-3.

It would have been hard to finish in top 10 even if we lost close games to OSU and UF - but blowouts and the blah around the program after the last 6 weeks drops us more. 

We really need some strong leadership during the offseason to erase the malaise that happened starting with the prep week for IU. Next year's captains need to start proving themselves next week in the weight and film study rooms.

I think the captains will be Shea and Ben from the O and either Mettelus or Hudson on the D. But whoever it is, please go on record and commit yourself to the team to play the bowl game period. 

Kentucky had a 4-yr RB who is at least as good as Higdon if not better play today and led his team to victory. Plus a top 5 pick DE played and went back into the game with a dislocated finger taped up and got a sack. That's being a leader, not what we saw after the OSU game this year. 

 

 

12/30/2018 - 11:52am My expectations were 9-3…

My expectations were 9-3 with a win at MSU. Didn't see winning at ND or OSU and wasn't sure about the bowl game, so 10-3 or 9-4.

This team has me feeling like the 2006 team that was so close, but ended with a flop loss vs. USC. 

I'm not ready to label JH as our John Cooper just yet. If he goes with 9 or 10 wins the next few years and doesn't beat OSU and loses 2 or 3 of the bowl games, OK than it's a fair label.

Perhaps none of us like to remember the 2005-2014 era - but the last 3 years of Lloyd, the RR and Hoke eras brought us 73-53 (42-38 in B1G). JH has 38-14 (26-9 in B1G). 

No doubt I expected more faster, but maybe this program really needs time to build to being great. The wait sucks. Even if Wisconsin and PSU were down this year, I was at those games and loved the atmosphere and combined 80-20 score. To say that progress hasn't happened ignores those kinds of games. We struggled to beat Miami OH, UMass, Akron, UConn, etc. during the years before JH. Lost to the Zooker twice, Danny Dope, Rutgers, Maryland, Minnesota, etc. And Lloyd lost to a FCS team. 

12/30/2018 - 11:37am On offense, we need more of…

On offense, we need more of the element of surprise and using athletes in space. Not every down but the threat must be there and used enough so that teams can't sit around knowing the play-calling. JH is trying to play Tressel Ball but the game has changed and Tressel Ball doesn't work vs. the big and fast teams (remember when OSU got smoked back to back by Florida and LSU). 

Not sure what we can do about the interior of the DL - that takes recruits, strength conditioning, and drive. Hurst was the epitome of greatness there. Solomon didn't show any serious drive.

12/30/2018 - 11:31am Other than Chase and Bush …

Other than Chase and Bush (when he played), we didn't have much leadership during the tough times. When guys like Gentry are talking about NFL after the disaster he had against OSU, that's a me-first mentality. At least Shea realized he wasn't NFL ready and put it to rest before the game.

I remember Andy C. and the 1980 team - that team started 1-2 with two close losses, and were coming a 1-5 stretch (dating from the previous season) before finally getting it rolling and winning the last 9, including win at OSU and BO's 1st RB win.

Sadly, if the 1980 team had the same player chemistry this team has shown (and selfishness like Higdon), that team would have finished 6-5 and no bowl (back in those days).

With Bush gone, we're missing the kind of heart and soul from the great players that Woodley and David Harris had. 

JH needs to show some tough love (replacing Pep for starters) and also mold a few leaders in the locker room that put the mindset of "no F-ing talking about the NFL until after the bowl WIN" 

12/29/2018 - 11:38pm For the few of us leftovers…

For the few of us leftovers from the 1970s as historians, this offense is today's equivalent to Bo's running the option in the 1970s vs talented and FAST USC and UW defenses in the Rose Bowl losses. It worked until the Rose Bowl then failed like our offense today. It finally took the return of Gary Moeller from a 3-year failed assignment at Illinois to convince Bo to use the forward pass and a guy named Anthony Carter to jolt the offense. That led to Bo's 1st RB win and an impressive one at that.

 

 

12/29/2018 - 11:30pm That should have been the…

That should have been the sign to stay away, but the Bill Martin boat experience made it a reality.

I wanted Les in 2007, but realized he'd frustrate us often but would find a way to beat OSU once or twice a decade. 

12/29/2018 - 11:28pm Good teams knew they could…

Good teams knew they could play keep-away from his offense by running it down his throat. I also realized he wasn't the genius when his team couldn't light up a lousy Illinois D and lost 38-13 to the Zooker in 2009. That was the end for me.

12/29/2018 - 11:20pm Every team has seniors who…

Every team has seniors who are, at best, marginal NFL players but really good and hardworking college players. I don't think Higdon is going to be around very long in the NFL (a grinder but not good speed and not a great receiver) - this is the kind of guy who should have given it all on his last game. We lost for a lot for a lot of reasons today, but the lack of leadership, sans Chase and perhaps Ben, didn't help during the practices.

Next year perhaps Mettelus, who played much better this year (today not so well), would be a guy. Chris Evans, I hope has a good off-season and sees what it should be like to be a leader. Limit it to 2 captains. And yes, make it clear - don't ask to be a captain if you can't commit to playing the bowl game.

 

12/29/2018 - 11:11pm Though I'm horribly…

Though I'm horribly disgusted with the lack of effort and preparation today, I'm not ready to shovel the dirt onto JH just yet. Given the 15-22 RR and 31-22 Hoke days (a combined 24-32 BIG record in 7 years) - I think JH needs to know that he is not entitled to job-for-life here, but rather needs to know he can way more chances with his O. Too much wasted talent.

Let's not forget Lloyd's last 3 years (7-5, 11-2 with two painful losses at end of year, and 9-4 - with only saving grace win vs Urban and Florida).

So...pre JH, 2005-2014 (10 seasons) we went 73-55. A 57% winning %. Under JH, 38-14. A 73% winning %. 

Yes I expected and wanted WAY MORE by now, but didn't realize what a mess (soft players, lousy tackling, etc.) we had endured under 3 coaches for 10 years.

The real question to me is this...is JH our version of Kirk Ferentz post-early years when he won a lot of games. In other words, 9-10- maybe 11 wins one year. Iowa wins 7-8-9 games most years. Or another Dabo, who lost 19 games in his 1st 3.5 seasons then finally clicked and 84-11 since?

12/29/2018 - 10:52pm Agreed - looking for the…

Agreed - looking for the 2017 Hudson to return next year and be a stud.

Felt bad for Shea - he won't question the coach, but not using our 3 WRs and TE to spread the field like Lloyd did vs. Urban in his last game was a shame. Yes...the long bomb INT was a terrible throw but that's also why Shea needs to come back like he announced. 

We have the 3 best WR combo since Edwards-Breaston-Avant and yet find a way to let Florida off the hook. 

12/29/2018 - 10:45pm I don't have a beef with…

I don't have a beef with Bush sitting out - if he was somewhat hurt and not 100%, given his NFL potential.

This game was the 1st time I saw some of our own players, like Chase, admit what some of us saw vs. OSU. The opposition has figured us out. When the talent gaps is in our favor, we can manage. Florida probably has as many future NFL draftees as we have. 

Strip Higdon of his captaincy and give it to Chase. I only hope next year and forever beyond, JH lays down the rules. Do not run for captain unless you 100% commit to play every game, including the bowl. 

12/27/2018 - 11:17pm Very hard, in CFB, to adapt…

Very hard, in CFB, to adapt in one week for an offense with OSU's speed and athletes. This is going to require an off-season adjustment. NFL teams can adjust, but 18-22 year old guys are not that adaptable. 

It killed me to see the OSU kill us, but realized DB needs time to fix it off-season. 

12/27/2018 - 11:15pm Some historical perspective…

Some historical perspective would be helpful here:

1. 1978 Rose Bowl, an then unknown Warren Moon torches a Michigan D with his running and passing. Michigan finally answers offensively but not enough to overcome a 24-0 deficit.

2. 1978 MSU rolls up about 500 yards in a stunning win at UM 24-15. Thankfully, Sparty is on probation and Michigan goes on to lose the Rose Bowl (the infamous Charles White non-TD).

3. Michigan D gets nickeled and dimed to death in 3 season closing losses in 1979 to Purdue, OSU, UNC.

4. After a sloppy start in 1980, the D rallies to hold the last 6 opponents (in the final 5.5 games) to a total of ZERO TDs and 3 FGS.

5. The DC: a fellow named Bill McCartney. He devised the famous all-game dime defense (4-1-6) to shut down Mark Herrmann and Purdue (26-0, with ZERO 2nd half 1st downs). Then held Heisman trophy eternal Art "bet on everything and anything" Schlichter to one FG. Then delivered BOs 1st ever RB win (23-6).

So...DB is a lot older than Bill Mac, so I don't see a change in jobs. But I do see a guy who will adapt. Give him a chance!

12/27/2018 - 12:33pm Would definitely be good to…

Would definitely be good to see a 8-team playoff and every BIG 5 school conference champ guaranteed a spot - period. Like NCAA Hoops. Then limit the other 3 opening such that no conference gets more than a 2nd. 

In that scenario, we would have made 2 of the last 3 playoffs. 

12/27/2018 - 12:28pm I've been to one bowl game,…

I've been to one bowl game, the 1991 Gator Bowl, after the 1990 season. We whipped Ole Miss and the Rebel Flag crowd something like 35-3. It was the opening game, in essence, for Desmond's Heisman trophy season. Definitely a great atmosphere that day - a cool front had moved thru Jacksonville, so it felt like October football back in the day when UM-MSU was always about the 2nd weekend in October.

As for these bowls, clearly teams are NOT winning (even with the extra practices) when they get stuck with the tickets that are given away. It's also not a great feeling losing bad to a rival on the last game of the season and then going bowling. I think that is part of the reason why people haven't bought our allotment. 

The one expectation I'd place as a coach is that ANY captain MUST agree in front of their teammates to play the bowl game, even if a lousy bowl in Shreveport. Don't commit to be captain unless you agree to play 13. 

On Saturday, I'll probably go about my usual weekend errands and check in on the score. Perhaps watch the 2nd half if we are doing well. I go to most home games each year so not as excited about a bowl game unless it was against a new team like LSU, that we haven't played before.

I was a freshman in the MMB in 1981 when we went to the Bluebonnet Bowl in Houston. As we had something like 350 band members for 248 spots, didn't make the bowl game cut but remember watching it on TV. That 1981 Team may have been Bo's biggest underachievers (home losses to Iowa and OSU) but at least finished with a bowl win. We were ranked #1 before losing the opener at Wisconsin. 

What really needs to happen is the bowls that can't show a profit (from the teams selling most/all of their allotment) need to be placed on probation after a few years and risk losing their spot. 

p.s. congrats for going to so many games. The worst ones I recall on TV were the BWW blowout under Hoke, RR's only bowl game and blowout, Lloyd's rout loss to UTenn after we choked the Big10 title with a home loss to Tressel in 2001, etc. 

 

12/26/2018 - 1:33am Had Upper Deck kept the…

Had Upper Deck kept the controls on the printers, they may have kept better value in the early years. For that set at least. They set the trend for nicer cards. 

UD got greedy and started printing more than the market could handle. 

12/26/2018 - 1:31am About the mid-1980s, moms…

About the mid-1980s, moms starting hearing about BB card values and quit taking their kids cards to the curb in paper bags at the end of the season.

I must have been 4-5 when my mom gathered the older brothers cards one morning in a paper bag and took them to the curb - probably a few nice Kalines, Clementes, Ryans, Aarons, Mays, etc. in that late 60s stash. 

12/26/2018 - 1:27am I can count my "worthless"…

I can count my "worthless" cards by the pound in my basement. Lots of 1986-1992 Topps, Donruss, etc. Like you cant bear to toss them but also realize if we had a fireplace or fire pit, some of those cards of such Tigers "studs" as Doug Strange, etc. from the late 1980s would serve well as kindling. 

Luckily, I kept my childhood cards starting with 1975 minis and put a lot into buying cards back into the 50s and 60s that I'm OK with some of them. 

12/26/2018 - 1:22am As for mags, Becketts has…

As for mags, Becketts has the most reliable pricing, but realize that the going price may be 50% of Beckett HIGH price unless it is a hot card. 

12/26/2018 - 1:21am Some interesting history on…

Some interesting history on Sports Cards and the evolution of the trade.

I've been a collector since childhood and have a pretty thorough collection. 

Until the late 70's, people could treat cards as assets for the IRS if they ran a business (big dealers, etc). This allowed people to claim losses, in theory. An IRS ruling changed this to make it harder and the business hit a slump in the early 80s for a few years.

Beckett came out with the monthly price guides for Baseball in November 1984. That seemed to jump start things and interest in collecting. 

Card shows were in full sonic boom around 89-90 with even small towns having shows and 2-3 card stores.

The peak year for card sales was 1991, with over $1 Billion in sales in new cards that year. The peak was also the glut, as things began to slide after that.

The 1994 baseball strike really hit the hobby hard, not just baseball, but other sports too.

Insert cards began in the late 1980s with Upper Deck and then others - this became the fad - I remember going to a card store in the early 1990s, and kids came in and bought packs - if the packs had no inserts or stars, they left the cards on the desk counter. You would never see this pre-1990. 

Other than sex, and perhaps booze and cigars, too much of a good thing is not for good. 

 

12/26/2018 - 1:12am Card prices are really…

Card prices are really divided into a few eras.

Anything prior to the early 1970s, it has a market (you may have to be patient and find a buyer) as long it is in Ex+/NM condition via Beckett's grading guide.

Early 70's to mid-80s, decent market, especially for certain players (rookie cards, etc.). Overall, some one will buy these if the condition is Ex/NM or better. Be patient again, 

Late 80s and into 90s' - the only market is for inserts (autographed insert cards, etc.). I remember a big set was the 1992 Bowman with Mariano Rivera rookie, etc. At one point in time, it would cost you $200-$300 for the set. I bought it a few years back on EBAY for $40-$50 just to have the set - since cards and photos and nice rookie selection, but even it has been on the downturn.

Anything 2000+, unless you got lucky and got a Brady, Mahomes, etc. autographed insert, not much to own here. Card quality is very nice but at $5 per pack with 8 cards, sorry.

 

 

12/26/2018 - 1:05am Starting with the mid-80s…

Starting with the mid-80s sets, I took my cards out of binders and sheets and put them back in 800-count boxes. The good stuff is 70s and back, before the printing presses took off. 

12/26/2018 - 1:04am The 1st glut started in the…

The 1st glut started in the mid-80s when baseball had Topps, Donruss, and Fleer - still some decent prices until about 86 or 87. Then the flood got worse in the early 1990s. 

12/26/2018 - 1:02am I was 12 when the 75 topps…

I was 12 when the 75 topps set came out. In metro Detroit, we got the minis. Yes...the Brett and Yount rookies are the key but the set is somewhat desirable. Nice rookies Like Gary Carter, Jim Rice, etc.

12/24/2018 - 9:50pm Denard - last guy to beat…

Denard - last guy to beat TSDS since Navarre in 2003. 5 TD game.

My favorite all-time is Anthony Carter - he showed Bo that the forward pass was a weapon. With Wangler and some fine Rbs and great OLINE play - Bo finally won a bowl, and a big one 1981 Rose Bowl. 

12/18/2018 - 11:18pm We need someone with more…

We need someone with more tech savvy than I to insert the Rodney Dangerfield fart from Caddyshack 

12/18/2018 - 11:15pm The good news is SPEED -…

The good news is SPEED - that can't be taught. I loved Watson as a team player but his lack of speed vs. OSU wasn't his fault but got exploited all day long. 

Hudson has speed as does Bush while we have him for 1 more game. 

12/18/2018 - 11:12pm I always like Countess - not…

I always like Countess - not sure what really happened there with his transfer but we weren't bad at CB when he left. 

RB depth and the lack of what-could-have-been with a guy like Kareem Walker is more concerning than losing a DT

12/18/2018 - 11:09pm Seeing the list of mostly…

Seeing the list of mostly underperforming players keeps this sane.

I'm bummed about the most recent transfer but two questions come to mind:

1. What was this guy like in practice? Motivated? Focused? A Chase clone? 

2. He'll have two years to prove himself elsewhere - if he ends up a so-so player then the real loss will be depth in our D Line - not the greatness that could have been had he stayed.

I'm most bummed about what Kareem Walker could have been, going into 2019. From what little I saw of him in 2017, he looked like he had Evans speed plus more size. 

I was bummed when guys like McDuffie left - but later shouldn't have been. 

12/14/2018 - 12:14am I'm hoping Matthews becomes…

I'm hoping Matthews becomes a starting version of Vinnie Johnson, ala 1980s-90s Pistons. VJ could have stretches of blah followed by games when he could not be stopped. 

CM has that kind of potential

12/11/2018 - 11:33pm My favorite three plays …

My favorite three plays (while at a game in the Big House), in no particular order:

1. 1979 Wangler to Carter

2. 1997 Woodson PR TD

3. 1991 Desmond PR TD - with the pose

All three were scored in my EZ area.

But my last game as senior - 77 yd bomb from JH to Kolesar - WOW, that was a dagger and the place was as loud as anything I've ever heard. OSU fans somehow sitting behind my friend and I in the student section for seniors at the UM40 yd line. Still remember going on the field afterwards (when the field was only a 3 foot wall from accessing it). 

Let's hope next year we can fricking win The Game and fans are invited onto the field to celebrate.

12/11/2018 - 11:27pm I liked Bobby in the 70s and…

I liked Bobby in the 70s and 80s - graduated players, clean program, some BIG F-ing wins. From 76-89, the BIG won 5 titles (IU 3, MSU 1, UM 1) in 14 years. We've won ONE since (MSU 2000).

He was still a dick back then, but gave him the benefit of the doubt.

Starting strongly disliking him the 90s - when he became an out of control A-hole. It seemed the more his team struggled, the bigger jerk he was to everyone.

He should have been canned before the student incident, but even IU fans I know thought he was no longer God.

His behavior toward IU since then, skipping out on reunions, etc. shows the true character.

 

12/09/2018 - 11:57am The consequences for UM, PSU…

The consequences for UM, PSU, Texas, etc. - programs not built with 4+5 stars throughout like OSU, Bama, etc. - is that you can't miss on too many recruits at one position - either from injuries, transfers, Ondre Pipkins and Derrick Green syndrome of injury/underperformance.

Guys like Rondale Moore probably end up at OSU or UM and not necessarily a Purdue. Rutgers had Grant, who was a great athlete - may have been at a big school.

I first noticed this when you started having guys like Darnell Autry at NW when they went to the RB - in the 70s or 80s those guys ended up at OSU, UM, PSU, etc.

12/09/2018 - 11:51am Must wonder which coaches…

Must wonder which coaches are playing this game - Urban probably was, Dicktonio and Franklin for sure, Saban? Dabo? Jimbo?

Probably that pederast Finebaum too!

Every one is a suspect but Ferentz and Fitz. 

 

12/09/2018 - 11:47am Brady would still find a way…

Brady would still find a way to blow a few games even with the 2001 Miami team. He's been fired from his last four field jobs in 5 years.

12/09/2018 - 11:46am It's hard to replace a guy…

It's hard to replace a guy who went 82-9 and 7-0 vs. his rival.

It's hard to find a program since the 1990s that has done that.

I'm just glad the game is home next year and we have plenty of motivation from The Embarrassment. 

The real challenge for Day will be if he struggles (10-2, 9-3, with a loss to UM) - the fans will be howling in Columbus. Heck, Urban got a lot of crap from the fans after 31-0 vs. Clemson, the Iowa and Purdue beat downs the last 2 years, etc.

Lloyd looked great until Cooper was replaced by Tressel. The same may happen in reverse here.

Lost in all this is that I think we've finally ended the 8-2 record "it'll never be over" losses to Dicktonio. That was far more annoying living in the state than the OSU losses.