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MEMBER SINCE   June 13, 2015

Fan since birth. Alumnus since 1985.

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Comment 11 Oct 2019

The Heisman is the stupidest major award in all of sports.  It's supposed to be the best college football player in the country.  In reality, it goes to the QB with the best stats of one of the four playoff teams.  Ridiculous.

Comment 09 Oct 2019

Let's not resurrection the spectres of 1998.  After six games, we were ranked #1, outscored our opponents 232 to 55, and beaten everyone by 17 or more.  No one saw Michigan State coming.

Comment 09 Oct 2019

Bye weeks are always tough for us fans, but it comes at a good time for the team.  After the Michigan State game and after the Wisconsin game seems just about perfect to me.  Then the backstretch of five games (including the Big Ten title game).

We tightened our rotation for the MSU game, but I hope we can loosen it again for NW, Maryland and Rutgers, so the starters can stay fresh.

Comment 03 Oct 2019

Dobbins did make the first down.  Forward progress.

I agree the PI call was bad, but that was a 1st-and-10 play, so it's not like we would have had to (immediately) kick a field goal.

Refs also granted Nebraska a first down in the third quarter that they shouldn't have, after looking at it a long time. Replay clearly showed the runner was a foot short of the yard marker he needed for the first down.

This stuff happens in every football game.

Comment 01 Oct 2019

Watch Arnette on the first Werner play (the 4 yard gain).  He tracks out of view as he follows a receiver, then re-appears at the end to seal the inside so that the RB has no cutback.  That's impressive reading and closing speed.  Werner made a slight error on the angle, and the RB got past him, but with Arnette there it was a 4 yard gain.  Last year, this is the type of play that would have gone for 30.

Comment 26 Sep 2019

Gill plays H and Williams is probably an X.  But I agree that Gill and Harris are not advancing in their careers as their recruiting rankings would suggest they should be.  We know it's not coaching, so there must be something else.

The WRs are pretty much the only thing Michigan can hang their hat on.  I can't think of any other position group on their team that looks good.  

Comment 25 Sep 2019

Awesome analysis.  Thank you.

One thing to note: if you freeze the Chase Young strip sack video (2nd quarter 2:14) at 11 seconds, you'll see why Chase is leading the nation in sacks.  It's about one second into the play.  Compare his position to Tyler Friday - Chase is already two yards into the backfield; Tyler is barely out of his croutch.