Yeah, man. Realistically, best-case scenario for UM is contending for the B1G in three-ish years. They're literally gonna go 15 to 20 years between titles, which is equally amazing.
You realize Ohio State has vacated a B1G Championship more recently than they've won one? It's something that obviously has nothing to do with 2014, but it's kinda amazing nonetheless.
Well, Conner freakin' Cook & the best defense in the country.
Just look at the B1G West, and you'll definitely see it.
There's obviously no way to prove this, but I'd bet a mortgage payment that...
QB Denard + OC Urban >>> QB Braxton + OC Al Borges
Braxton Miller: 0 B1G Championships, 0 BCS Bowl wins, 2 Silver Footballs, 2-1 vs. UM as a starter, kinda injury prone
Denard Robinson: 0 B1G Championships, 1 BCS Bowl win, 1 Silver Football, 1-1 vs. OSU as a starter, kind injury prone
Stanley Jackson would've gone 3-0 against the three UM teams Pryor played against...
"Little bit of a talent problem" is the understatement of the day. The fact that they've gone 1-2 (and been competitive both losses) against OSU's roster full of 5-stars the past three years is nothing short of amazing.
Devin Gardner threw 14 TD's against 3 picks in B1G play a year ago, and he didn't throw a pick in their last four games. Don't confuse the conference's worst interior offensive line with bad QB play...
Why not have an additonal ref who only watches the monitors and is dedicated to replay...
Take your logic elsewhere. It has no place here.
~ the NCAA
"I can't believe UM fired Al Borges! Dude was a genius!"
The NBA absolutely cares about defense, just not when played by 6'2" dudes who can't shoot whatsoever.
Don't know if it was mentioned above, but a ton of the anti-Craft sentiment's gotta come from the verbal fellatio he receives from play-by-play guys. Every. Single. Game. The "Brett Favre Effect," if you will.
UM winning the B1G outright for the first time since 1986 on Brady Hoke's favorite unofficial "holiday?" Fitting, that.
Of all the ways to burn UM fans, a jorts competition might rank dead last on the list...
On the positive side, if "Rock Bottom II" is 22-7 (9-7), shit can't be all that bad, right?
After we win, I can't wait to hear ESPN stuttering and listen to the wild and crazy excuses.
I'm well aware that the mystique of "ALABAMA" is much better than actual Alabama, but OSU's two best wins last year were Wisconsin in Columbus and... uhh... at Michigan? Maybe Iowa in Columbus? I think one of Ramzy's points was that while Urban's obviously a great coach & recruiter who has them headed in the right direction, OSU's 24-2 the past two seasons is just about as empty as 24-2 can possibly be.
ESPN's been referring to MJD as that for years...
Brady Hoke & Urban Meyer have combined for as many B1G Championships as me. Impressive stuff, that.
Unlike the Buckeye coaches, who developed Bradley Roby into a 1st Rou... uhhh... nevermind.
The South will rise again!
~nobody intelligent, ever
I never even considered Title IX-related ramifications. Two things...
A) I can't believe a sport that almost solely exists to produce revenue and uses 85 full scholarships has to be balanced out on the female side. Amazing.
2) As someone who played a non-revenue sport in college, I had absolutely nothing in common with football players & just about everything in common with 90% of the female athletes on campus. Yet, according to equality-type stuff, I'm essentially a football player. Again, amazing.
Much like 99.9% of everything the NCAA does, the current 85 scholarship limit is outdated & completely broken. It practically invites attrition, which is idiotic; retention should be the goal. Don't remember where I read it, but why not institute a hard cap of 25 scholarships per class with no overall max? Kids benefit in that more of them get a "free" education, and they can't get their scholarship yanked for oversigning-related bullshit. Coaches benefit from getting a larger roster. What's not to like?
The problem with this is that preseason rankings are based on a school's reputation more than anything. Ohio State, Michigan, Notre Dame, Alabama, Texas, USC, etc. are ranked EVERY year in the preseason simply because they're Ohio State, Michigan, Notre Dame, etc. Michigan will go into 2014 ranked somewhere in the 20's despite a two-year stretch of 15-11. Voters don't watch them play, they just see "Michigan" and write them down somewhere using the logic, "Oh, Michigan, they're good and stuff." Same with every other "blue blood" program.
In other words, OSU basketball = UM football?
"This totally worked in 1995, yo!"