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buckeye phi

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Ohio State National Championships
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Comment 15 Jul 2016

So - What happened to North Carolina?  You know - his alma mater.  As I recall, the Tarheels actually won their division in the ACC last year.  Beats what Michigan accomplished. 

Or, is this association with UM just a marketing deal of some kind? 

In any case, this seems rather odd -

Comment 15 Jul 2016

As you say, Ozzy - there is a correlation - but it is by no means an absolute correlation.  The problem is - it's really the only thing we have to go on until we actually see what these players can do on the field of play. 

Gotta have faith in the coaches on this.  At least, they get to see these kids in practice -

Comment 15 Jul 2016

You've mentioned it before, Blu.Fan - and it's a good point.  Michigan isn't on the same level as Ohio State yet when it comes to depth. 

Since that 5-game stretch in which they play at Iowa, at Michgan State and at Ohio State is at the very end of the season, it's entirely possible a lack of depth could come in to play -

Comment 15 Jul 2016

I wish I could remember the writer's name - and I am paraphrasing - but he said all of the SEC coaches cheat the recruiting rules -  but most of them are doing it at about 65 miles per hour.  Freeze started doing it at 110mph.  The rest of them didn't care for that.  That's what drew all the attention -

Comment 15 Jul 2016

Agreed, Hovenaut.  I've been thinking a great deal of how our offense is going to look this year depends on Dontre Wilson's foot. 

If he's finally fully recovered, I believe he's going to get a ton of reps at H-back - plus a few at running back.  That'll free up Curtis Samuel to move around some - playing more running back, etc.  That is, at least until we see what we really have in Mike Weber on the field of play. 

This spring, UFM said he wants to get Wilson and Samuel each some reps at both positions.

That'll also allow us to do some really tricky things with Wilson and Samuel on the field together.  For instance, we could line 'em up shift them and motion them so it might be difficult for defenders to know who's at running back and who's at H.  That could create some favorable match-ups - particularly since we'll be in a no-huddle, hurry-up mode.  I did a forum topic on the subject a while back. 

Plus, think of what our starting line-up could look like at the skill positions opening day.  Barrett (QB), Samuel (RB), Brown (x), Baugh (y), Smith (z) and Wilson (H).  Suddenly, we're not looking so inexperienced, after all - are we?

Comment 15 Jul 2016

It is certainly the toughest looking game on paper, BuckIDave.  I think we should match-up with them much like Clemson did.  Clemson won that game 37-17. 

However, the Sooners should have at least some home field advantage - say, 3 points worth.  Then - factor in our lack of experience.  That could perhaps account for another 10 points in OU's favor - 5 on offense and 5 on defense. 

So I should go with something along the lines of  - Ohio State 32 - Oklahoma 25.  But I'm not quite ready to call for the upset, yet -

Comment 15 Jul 2016

Aw - c'mon, Bucknut.  That's not fair  - - - to DEs. 

That's a nose tackle if I've ever seen one.  In fact, they might have a spot for him on Oregon's defense.  I seem to remember a guy with roughly the same build getting trucked by Cardale in the NC game.  

Coach Mick would not approve -  

Comment 14 Jul 2016

Obviously, from the context of this thread, "success" would mean championships in this case.  What championships at the major college football level has Harbaugh won? 

The assumption that's being put forth is that he's going to win championships.  In order to do that, he's going to have to beat Dantonio and Meyer.  Both of those coaches have won championships.  In Meyer's case, many championships. 

There's little to suggest Harbaugh is at that level.  Therefore, I think it's one heck of an assumption. 

As you certainly must know, the NFL is a different animal, entirely.  Success in the NFL does not necessarily translate to college ball.  But even in the NFL, he was really only a flash in the pan for a few seasons before he wore out his welcome -

Comment 14 Jul 2016

Of course, I can't be certain - and I can't speak for anyone else - but I believe the majority of 11Wers think Harbaugh is a "good coach".  A lot of us draw the line, though, when some UM fans try to put him in Urban Meyer's league.  He may eventually get there (and he may not) - but he's certainly not there yet. 

I believe most of us think that should be fairly obvious.  I'm guessing some of the severly harsh criticism you see is some backlash from the outrage we feel when UM fans try to push the narrative that Harbaugh is already there -  based only on a handful of good - but not great - seasons. 

For that matter his best work was at the professional level - and as we all know, success doesn't always translate directly back and forth between college to the pros.

None of that is directed at you, BlU.FAN.  You seem like a fairly rational person.  I mean - for a Michigan fan -

Comment 14 Jul 2016

It sure seems like all of our quarterbacks have the qualities UFM is looking for.  They should.  He recruited them.

However, it'll be interesting to see exactly who our quarterbacks are this time next year.  There's a reasonable chance JT will be heading to the NFL and I've heard Stephen Collier could go the graduate-transfer route. 

That'd leave us with two dual-threat QBs (Burrow and Martell) - and two pro-style QBs (Haskins and Clark).  Even our dual-threat guys seem more like "pass-first" D-T QBs. 

I'm thinking that may be a pretty good indication where UFM is heading with this offense -