Actually the exact opposite. This is the first OC brought in in the Harbaugh era. They have had passing and running coordinators in the past.
Writing on the wall with this type of move and naming an actual OC points to Pep being out.
Lljjgg yes they did not perform in the national championship. However, which part of their previous 3 games was you not impressed on with? The 50 points dropped on Auburn, 35 on Georgia, or "only" scoring 45 on Oklahoma?
For your second question, I think it is a bit of a mystery. This is the first time under Harbaugh where they are naming someone as the title of offensive coordinator. In the past, it was mixed on who would give input on the plays. From my understanding, the majority of play calls were from Pep but Harbaugh obviously had the option to change the play.
I would say 95% chance he will be back at Michigan a year from now. Would say 100% but never say never.
Did you think Patterson would throw for more yards or Harbaugh would run more of a spread offense? I ask because he is about to break the all-time completion percentage and believe as of now going to break the best TD-INT ratio ever. They don't ask him to come out and throw for 350+ yards every game but I think he has shown with his efficiency if he had to he can put up higher numbers.
Agree on everything said about Hoke. However, do a quick search on twitter or on here back when that was being said and it didn't go over to well. Some didn't care but a lot seem to not like it and say it was dumb and we're OSU and Ohio (University) is down the road.
I’m guessing Michigan -3. If I’m not mistaken this would be the first time Urban’s been a home under dog? Has OSU been an underdog at home more than twice in the last 15 years?
Harbaugh in the press conference said x rays are negative and think they’re in a good place there.
So surprised by this comment. Nope.
Wrong. When they switch a prediction it shows the team they previously selected with a trade like symbol.
The bottom of the page shows the index.
Wiltfong never crystal balled him to Michigan. Only picked OSU for him.
You stole guys that Wiltfong crystal balled to Michigan late in the year? Who?
You do realize 89% in predicting where kids go when kids change their mind all the time is really really good, correct?
Oh shit. This is a good idea. I don’t know why other teams offensive cordinators just didn’t figure out how to attack their scheme and wash and repeat.
12 hours later I would say Earthoids comments didn’t age well.
No, that was Pro Football Focus.
OSU has had success with the bend don’t break defense. 4 points yes but I would look at avg yards per play being Michigan at 3.93 and OSU at 5.67 and giving up almost 1,000 more yards this year. Unlike you, I think that is why some of the posts on here are concerned with the defense.
Definitely not healthy. Rashan Gary has been out, top WR Black has been out the entire season (expect a return for PSU),starting DT Solomon has been out the season so far (expected return soon), Evans has been out a few games but started to get worked back in against Wisconsin. I would say those are the main injuries lingering for Michigan right now. With Gary being the highest and not sure on his return. When he does return it sounds like he will just have to play through the pain.
The theory is if you keep giving up plays each week it starts to look like a trend. Then one may assume you’re liable to keep this trend going when you don’t see any improvement.
CC: Michigan’s offensive line in previous years.
@seattle Linga I’m going there next week. I’ve never been, anything you recommend?
I think they are fine where they’re ranked. You do realize they opened as 8 point favorites against Wisconsin and will be favored in the next 2 as well. You’re predicting at best they win 1 of these or lose all 3?
I’ll take that bet if you would like to make a friendly wager.
I would mostly disagree here. Probably the deepests I’ve seen Michigan on defense in years. D line, lbs, and secondary. Offense is not as deep but should be okay. The biggest depth question mark is the offensive line. With 4 new starters and by far the biggest concern at tackles not sure how comfortable they are with a few O line injuries. TE and RB depth looks solid. It’s never ideal when a starter QB goes down but this is the best QB room Michigan has had under Harbaugh. WR depth was a strong point but they have had some transfers and now the injury to Black.
D-line has the potential to make both teams very uncomfortable. Just like we’ve seen the last 2 seasons, OSU has racked up 7 and Michigan 11 sacks in this game. We may be seeing the most talented years yet on both lines.
I’ve always this argument was dumb. Harbaugh took Jake and O’Korn the same year he came in. He had no control on previous qbs. He started Jake when he beat out Shane Morris. Speight starts next and O’Korn may never have even seen a start if it wasn’t for an injury. Fast forward to this offseason where Michigan is in a better place QB depth but clearly nobody taking the lead. Yes, Harbaugh said he will accept a former 5* QB. Which coach isn’t when they don’t have a clear starter and someone who could help their team? I would be more disappointed in having a coach who wasn’t looking for the best players that can help their team win.
Check out Michigan Monday on a different site, always very well written and informative coming from a Buckeye fan in an unbiased way. By far the best takes from a rival I've seen.