Agree on MIchigan, and think 8-4 is the most likely record with 9-3 a possibility. Harbaugh is a sociopath, but he is also a damn good football coach.I also have a nasty feeling that he gets a win this year against either Sparty or the Buckeyes. I'm hoping it's Sparty, but I hate the way The Game comes on the road right after playing MSU this year.
I'm not arguing depth in this thread. I am arguing about the potential quality of the top teams. Iowa will never, ever make the CFB playoff regardless of their coach, but they don't have to for the B1G to dominate the next decade. The four teams I mentioned above can make the playoff, and potentially win it, and if they do that adds up to dominance.
Maybe the best idea that Herman has copied/stolen isn't from Urban at all but from Howard Schnellenberger and his "state of Miami" approach to recruiting. Houston is one of maybe three cities (along with Miami and LA) where you can build a successful D1 program by locking down.
Three-star Ohio guy with a chip on his shoulder and a grudge against Sparty? I'll take it!
[Michigan's] path to a National Championship just got a little straighter. We need our #1 rival to be a top ten team. It’s just how it is. Texas-Oklahoma Alabama-Auburn-LSU, Michigan-Ohio State. It’s rare that any one of these teams makes waves in the annual run at the BCS championship when their (or one of their) corresponding rivals don’t have a decent shot at 10-11 wins.
Rare, but it does happen.
Sometimes I find it best to let people struggle with difficult ideas. It allows for more personal growth.
So, you've changed your downvoting behavior since people can see what your downvoting behavior is. That's nice.
Is Ahmir Mitchell drifting away from Michigan, and if so might Gary be drifting with him?
Good job by Stoops and company. Can't be easy to get a 4* prospect out of Ohio to commit so far ahead of the '17 signing day. My guess is they're gonna have to work hard to keep him because more offers will be coming his way.
1) Not worried. Plenty of talent and experience around the new coaches to help with transition.
2) Bosa might be the better player, but Diesel might be even harder to replace. Cannot lose Washington!
3) Number one concern in my book. We might get lucky, but D Smith will be awfully hard to replace.
4) Sparty and Michigan in back-to-back weeks is going to be really tough, but I think last year's championship run taught the coaches and the players a lot about maintaining intensity and focus.
5) See number 2.
JH is likely the best coach of the bunch, but he also has the hardest path. Whereas Chryst and Riley really only have to compete against each other in the West, in the East JH has to leapfrog the defending national champs, and a Sparty team that is working on consecutive top 5 finishes nationally, as well as a rising PSU team. Given how much UM has financially and emotionally invested in JH,I'd guess he has at least four years to start showing results (beating Sparty and the Buckeyes, winning a B1G title). However. I don't know if Crazy Jimmy has the psychological fortitude to endure three years of pummelings, and he might just flame out before he can turn that program around.
She's very, uh, talented.
Sounds like dirty Jamaican slang.
Is the 2017 class going to slow down any time soon, and what impact will the early size of the '17 class have on the rest of the '16 class?
Alex Gleitman too.
Is Gavin Cupp looking for a Buckeye offer, and if so, is he likely to get one. Also, what's your take on Dantonio rescinding Cupp's offer?
The best thing you can say about Dantonio after this is that he was petty and vindictive. That's the best thing.
The problem OSU fans have with Michigan is their arrogance. The problem that they have with us is that we own their sorry asses.
Multiple posters have already posted multie exames of Sparty commits who have visited OSU and other places without getting their offers rescinded. This suggests that either Dino was looking for a reason to jettison Cupp, or there is something specific to Cupp that had Dino upset about a trip to Columbus. Waiting to get some insight from Birm.
Ohio State's schedule is easier, but adding Mississippi State wouldn't exactly make it any harder.