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Comment 20 Oct 2016

Alright, I guess that means I need to step up my 11W game since you didn't mention this site.  I don't want you to feeling you are missing out here.  Congratulations!  You just earned yourself a new 11W Michigan stalker.  ;)

Comment 17 Oct 2016

Harbaugh got called for the same penalty earlier in the year. I didn't get pissed at the call, I was annoyed that he got called when he had already been warned. Is this rule really too hard for coaches to be expected to follow it?  It doesn't seem too much to expect from them.  

The refs deserve to have the proper space to do their jobs, especially given all the people that get pissed at these calls will also be the same people that will be pissed if they miss a call because the ref is needing to look away to make sure his sideline path is clear.

Comment 17 Oct 2016

No, I'm not saying that it is worse than holding, but if you look at all of your 15 yard penalties, they typically are tied to safety.  Also, if this penalty was less than 15 yards, there would never be any hope of it being followed.  Is it really too hard to ask a coach to stay out of that area?  Give me $1 million a year and I would be highly motivated to follow the rules.

Comment 17 Oct 2016

I disagree with it being a cheap call.  It is a safety rule by design.  The refs need to be able to work the sideline without interference so they can stay focused on the game.  tripping over someone or a collision could lead to an injury for them.  The fact that it is a 15 yard penalty and coaches still routinely ignore it only reinforces that it needs to come at that cost to have any hope of being followed.  The accountability needs to be on the coaches.  They absolutely can stay out of that area if they choose too and it is simple enough to do.

Comment 12 Oct 2016

You are right about the 90's.  My car was keyed and a bunch of obscenities were yelled at us throughout the day.  The obscenities didn't bother me too much, but my car getting keyed pissed me off.  There is no excuse for that kind of stuff.  I haven't been back to Columbus for a game since.

Comment 09 Oct 2016

Hove, Harbaugh pulled the starters at halftime and it was all 2nd and then third string for most of the second half.  They only threw the ball three times.    A third string safety ended up leading the team in tackles, and a walk on fullback was running all over Rutgers at the end.  At some point there has to be accountability on Rutgers.  They loaded the box with 9 and still couldn't stop Michigan's 3rd/4th string running game.  The only thing that they could have done was start kneeling from the beginning of the 4th quarter, but I think everyone would admit that would have been more insulting to Rutgers.

Don't blame Harbaugh.

Comment 09 Oct 2016

With regards to the 2 point conversion, With the FG struggles, im not surprised we saw a fake.  Harbaugh said they saw something they could exploit and it was called for the first three as well but they backed out because Rutgers didn't line up the way they had seen.  Ran it once they saw it.  My biggest opinion is that it was meant more for future opponents.  Now other teams will have to plan for it, and it might mean less of a rush to block the kick if teams are protecting against a fake.  That could make a difference in a low kick getting blocked or not.  I could be wrong though.

Comment 09 Oct 2016

Everybody keeps commenting that Harbaugh wanted to score more than tOSU on Rutgers.  I understand probably most people on this site didn't watch the game, but if you did, you would realize they didn't really attempt to run it up.  Michigan's starters only played the first half.  The second string started the second half, he went into the bottom of his bench early enough for the leading tackler to be a guy that is  buried so deep he might not see the field again this year.  A walk-on fullback got a number of carries.  They only threw the ball three times in the second half.  Maybe you can say that Michigan's bench players came in and played hard, but they should.  No coach is going to tell his players to go in and play half speed because that is a recipe for getting hurt.  Also, when a team is only running the ball, at some point there has to be accountability on Rutgers to load the box and stop them.  They didn't.

Comment 09 Oct 2016

In all fairness, Harbaugh put in his second string at the start of the second half, they only threw the ball three times, and they had third string in early as well and still scored 35 points.  What else was he supposed to do?  I guess they could have just started driving to the one and then go into victory formation, but no program does that, and that would probably be even more insulting to Rutgers.  Not much you can do when one team has no pulse.

Comment 07 Oct 2016

It is the coaches and recruit's job to determine fit.  It is the fans job to think every prospect should want to go to their school, but respect the recruit's decision.  That is why you will never hear me say I hope a recruit goes to another school because it is a better fit.  To me, Michigan is the best fit.  I'm not going to tweet them about it though, and I'll move on if they don't pick Michigan, because there is no need to hold a grudge.

Also, you can respect Urban and tOSU without complimenting them in every post.  You can make a comment about Michigan without always circling back to tOSU.  Trust me, they won't kick you off this site if you aren't constantly complimenting Urban.

Comment 06 Oct 2016

I'd rather DPJ go to OSU if it is the right school for him.

Just no, as a Michigan fan, that would never come out of my mouth.  I think Michigan will always be the right choice for any kid, and has a lot to offer from an academic and athletic standpoint.   I just won't begrudge them if they choose to go somewhere else.  It is their choice after all and I will admit my bias.  This  comment was a tipping point for me though, I am now also thinking that you are actually a tOSU fan.  Nothing wrong with that, I just feel a lot of your comments favor them over the team you say you root for.

Comment 05 Sep 2016

I think this would be a good spot for this question.  What is the criteria required to put someone on a coach's tree and can a coach be put on more than one tree?  Mike Young's basis seems to be the person's last assistant position before getting their first HC gig.  So as an example, If that is the case, then Durkin can't be considered on the Meyer tree.  To go a little deeper with Durkin as an example, then maybe you go by most years as an assistant with a HC.  If so, he was an assistant coach for Harbaugh for 4 years and only 1 year for Meyer.  So from there, if we decide they can be on multiple trees, is there a minimum time requirement to make the tree?

In the end, I think  a coach only makes a tree if they are successful and can be on multiple trees to fit a storyline.  Anybody else have any thoughts?