Ohio is and has always been a talent rich state. I think under Urban though, they landed guys all over the country that maybe under Cooper and Tressel they didn't get as much. Combine that with Michigan's lack of pulling away any of the top Ohio kids is a huge reason for the talent gap. I'm sure there's lots of Michigan fans that cry bagmen, that's in alot of their natures.
Is Mccarthy really the real deal though? I've seen highlights, and ya i'm impressed but I have this feeling OSU didn't regard him the same way. After all, he wanted to be a Buckeye. Idk, i'm just happy Shea Patterson is gone. I've never had this much anticipation to see what will probably be a 9-4 or 10-3 football team play just because he's gone.
Agreed. I was really looking forward to seeing Michigan start a season on the west coast against a usually pretty good Washington team, although they lost alot from last year. If Michigan looks anything like they did all last year on the road, everyone would already know they won't be making any serious noise in the conference.
Off topic but I have heard rumblings of the possibility that the Big10 may only play a conference schedule thisbseason. Way too early to predict anything, but that would suck. I was looking forward to seeing what Michigan looks like first game on the road at Washington.
Obviously the glaring differences are at QB, RB, and your depth at WR vs Michigan's lack of depth at CB after the first starter or two. It doesn't help that it looks at least to me that no assistant coaches want to stay with Harbaugh longer than a year or two other than Don Brown. Michigan can't expect to have any type of great offense with not only bad QB play, but a different system every year or two. That falls directly on Harbaugh. I understand that you guys treat The Game as the end all be all, and you should...PSU plays you guys relatively tough every year, and they aren't any more talented overall than Michigan. It's a combination of things, and if Don Brown is going to continue to be stubborn in how he covers your passing game, despite not really recruiting well enough to play man everywhere...It's going to be the same result year in and year out at least defensively. Obviously OSU has more overall talent, you guys have never lacked great talent. But talent alone can't explain Hoke 2 yards from beating OSU in that 42-41 game. Michigan is getting outcoached, out schemed, out executed every time. Frankly, i'd be shocked if Michigan even kept The Game close these next few seasons.
I suppose I can give Gattis a slight past as this was his first Michigan/OSU game. He could just leave that alone, and simply say the offense will be better/smoother next year. Don Brown has said the same stupid stuff, I guess when coaches get hired in AA the arrogance rubs off immediately. Tired of the talk, win something.
Yup I agree, I just meant as far as doing anything in the NFL, none of them really panned out. Wheatley had a decent career but nothing like college, Timmy B blew out his knee and was never the same. Jay Harbaugh to me isn't the guy you want coaching RBs. Even with the WRs...When DPJ came to Michigan, they didn't even have a real WR coach. Those are just some of the things that baffle me about Harbaugh. The only players that seem to develop some and make an impact is on the defensive side of the ball. Offensively it's been a joke as far as draft picks and doing anything. Michigan needs Gattis to be good and stick around instead of changing offensive staff every year or nothing will ever change.
I think part of it is I remember him saying he wanted to become a doctor and felt that Michigan was the better school for that. Which is silly because he left early when he wasn't ready. I guess he can always go back.
Well as far as NFL talent, you'd have to go back to guys like Timmy B, Anthony Thomas, or Tyrone Wheatley. In fairness, it's not like Michigan hasn't tried. Derrick Green was a huge 5 star bust, even after he left Michigan. Grady was the same, Baraka couldn't stay in school, several others as well. I'd like to think if Gattis sticks around these things will change. But Michigan doesn't have a Fred Jackson coaching RBs anymore, Jay Harbaugh is not even close to the quality of coach Jackson was. I think he has the better chance of developing at OSU because of the track record.
That's ok Ennio Morricone himself makes up for bad italian music.
Is that you dude?
I think The Who was probably the best rock band as far as live shows back in the late 60s early 70s. Hell, the Stones didn't even release Rock n Roll Circus because The Who blew them away and they put that concert together.
I wouldn't even consider Green Day punk compared to bands like The Misfits, Ramones, NOFX etc
Well Nugent does have a song about sex with underage girls...So there's that. Stranglehold and Fred Bear are good songs.
I've seen Primus live a few times because Claypool is awesome on bass and it's a cheap concert. Unfortunately Les won't play really any of the songs from IMO their best album top to bottom The Brown Album.
Talking Heads? Metallica before the black album?
Cmon who doesn't wanna go where the water tastes like wine? :)
Just curious why The Doors? To me they are one of the more unique bands to come out of the great music in the 60s.
Maroon 5 is definitely terrible. Especially if a guy likes them. I like all kinds of music, but I can't seem to find anything good after 2000. Which sucks because it's not like I'm that old, rock is just dead or I haven't looked hard enough. People say listen to Greta Van Fleet and ya that's cool they are from Frankenmuth(Little Xmas town in Michigan) but the lead singer sounds so much like Robert Plant that I'd rather listen to Zeppelin. It's amazing to me what sells today most of these "Artists," Pop music or otherwise can't even sing live or play instruments.
Elite athlete that didn't translate to making plays. Lots of drops including a big one for a TD against you guys. I wish him well and I hope he can make some noise in the league. Jumping high doesn't equal great reciever.
I'd be suprised if Edwards went to Michigan. The development at OSU of RBs basically since the turn of the century has been so much better than at Michigan. Maybe Gattis can convince the kid that he'll be a stud in the offense, but he can see real results at the position from OSU. Michigan hasn't had a special NFL type RB since the 90s.
Not sure how anyone can say what strengths and weaknesses either of these guys have yet. McCaffrey threw the ball well in mop up duty his first season, and then last year he barely got to throw in the same situations. Milton same way. But let's face it, these guys would have to play like Joe Burrow or any other Heisman finalist for Michigan to even have a chance to beat OSU in the Shoe. Until Brown figures a way to at least slow down OSUs offense(He won't) it's going to be more of the same.
I'd say Brady played pretty well in the bigger games at Michigan. MVP of the Orange Bowl against Alabama, unfortunately fans always want to see the more highly rated guy play instead.
I highly doubt Milton will start over McCaffrey. Harbaugh wanting Dylan to play in games that weren't decided yet tells me he was too good to sit on the bench all year, and if he didn't get the concussion against Wisconsin, he might have even took over as the starter. He needs to learn to slide or get out of bounds or he might not last a season.
Agreed, granted this hasn't been made official but it would make sense for Dantonio to turn around and screw them over. Even his press conference which he referred to as a "celebration" seemed like he was pissed off. He always kinda had that look, but this was different.