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Comment 11 Jul 2020

A fraud?  Took tiny USD to consecutive 11-1 records.  Then took Stanford, the Northwestern of the Pac-10, from misery to a 12-1 record, including beating USC in an epic upset and at USC's zenith.  Took the Niners to 3 NFC Championship games in a row, and a Super Bowl.   I get that Michigan is finding its way under him at a consistent 9-4 and nobody in Ann Arbor is jumping for joy about that.   But by the same token he's running a clean ship and he as to compete against OSU, arguably enjoying one of the greatest combinations of coaching hires and recruits in CFB history these last few years.  And he certainly hasn't been blessed with much good fortune of late in the random generation of bounces, calls, etc, either.  

Go ahead and 'hate' on Harbaugh, but he's no fraud.  He's proven to be a very good coach.  Not perfect, but not a fraud. 

Comment 11 Jul 2020

Other than the occasional mention of the all-time series record, relevant from time to time, when/where do you ever see Michigan making much out of the, say, the 1922 game?  I've never heard or seen it.   Michigan fans do have empathy for your Cooper years, though we miss them.  Don't forget we had a Rich Rod/Hoke combo that was probably worse than that in most respects.  Hoke in particular, like Cooper, good dudes who didn't get it done much v. a rival.  

Comment 11 Jul 2020

That Clemson v. OSU game, purely from a college football fan's perspective, was a great game.  Two excellent teams, well coached, great game plans on both sides of the ball, back and forth, it was exactly what the CFB playoffs should be.  I'm a Michigan guy but I definitely see your argument re: fumble/no-catch in that game.  I think that was a tough call but in the realm of reasonable outcomes.  That said, maybe the OSU faithful might have a little more empathy for us poor Michigan fans as we have had some very tough calls in our games against you, none more notable than the numerous calls/no-calls in the 2016 game.   So if you want some kind of cosmic justice, remember, that could be a two-way street.  

Here's to hoping we even have a 2020 season.  I was a lot more optimistic a week ago.   

Comment 09 Jul 2020

We are a football house with one son playing in college and 4 more behind him, including one getting recruited now.  There are very few in-person camps, and those are for small school stuff - D II/DIII/NAIA.  Getting interest and offers but it's weird.  And if there's no season I have no idea how we're going to finish the recruiting cycle, much less how programs like Michigan, OSU, etc. are going to do that. Maybe at some of the 7-on-7 camps?  That might be the only way to eval talent live.  Right now we have one daughter playing AAU hoops and that is proceeding pretty normal - you get checked before you go into the courts, but otherwise looks a lot like other years.   

Strange days, indeed. 

Comment 06 Jul 2020

No season at all would be the worst.  I'll take a short one versus none.

FWIW,  repeating I made in another thread, was at a live college football recruiting event last week with one of the sons.  The coaches in general were pretty optimistic about the season with two caveats:  First, schedules will be shortened and you could play an opponent more than once just to have games - imagine having 'the game' 2x in one season.  For us Michigan fans with the way things have been going in the series, not sure that's such a great idea.....  Second thing the coaches were saying was 'throw the starting line-ups out the window', meaning as various players test positive for C-19 from week to week, they'll be getting very creative with starters and having to do so on the fly. 

Comment 06 Jul 2020

Michigan guy here.  Very fair comment on our offense.  Patterson played well in spots, but cost us dearly in others.  The lack of an A+ QB has hurt us a lot these last few years.  Having a few 1-techs and 3-techs would help, also.   

Curious if there will even be a season this coming year.  Was at an in-person football recruiting camp last week with one of the sons and the coaches were pretty optimistic, but had a couple of interesting takes:  the season will be shorter and some teams could be played multiple times;  throw the line-ups out the window.  With kids testing positive throughout the season (if there is one), starters from week to week will be anyone's guess. 

Comment 22 Jan 2019

I think Brady and Montana are very similar in that neither one has/had a cannon for an arm or were physically dominant.  It was their head and heart that made them great.  

As to Brady being a back-up, that is a funny 'conspiracy theory' amongst the maize and blue.  It is alleged that Henson was continually courted by Steinbrenner/NY Yankees and that made it almost impossible to keep Henson on the bench.  The theory goes that Steinbrenner was a fan of OSU (I have no idea if that's true) and it was done on purpose to lure Henson away.  So to keep Henson there he got to play more than he might have.   Also, kids develop and that happens at all stages.  Brady didn't start when he got to the pros, either.  Heck, I played longer than most and I would like to think that I was getting better, albeit older, as the years rolled by.  

And I don't mean this snarky at all, but I don't know who Michael Thomas is.  Was he an OSU QB?  

Comment 22 Jan 2019

Homey, you might want to rethink that position.  Did you see the final two drives by Brady?  As perfect and clutch of a performance as you'll ever see.  He has done that countless times in his career and in the biggest of games. 

And while you list a number of excellent, HOF worth QB's, compare their achievements.  Montana, who is a friend of the family, was surrounded by a virtual teamful of HOF players like Roger Craig, Jerry Rice, John Taylor, Ronnie Lott, Hacksaw Reynolds, etc.  Montana also had arguably the finest offensive mind in football as his head coach, Bill Walsh.  Name the HOF'ers that Brady has played with at NE.  I'm sure there are a few, but nothing like 49'ers had.   Manning whined more than any QB to play the game and won it, what, twice?  Favre was great but erratic, to put it mildly.  Rodgers has won it, what, one time?  Elway only twice.  

Brady is greatest QB of all time.  9 Super Bowls will never, ever be repeated.  He is a mediocre athlete with an exceptional mind and competitiveness.  Call it like it is, the guy is great.

Comment 21 Jan 2019

Great, though somewhat horrifying picture.  Jesse is surrounded by probably 50,000 people, most of whom will enable the most prolific mass murderer outside of Stalin and Mao - they all sit with their heil Hitler arm up including the guy behind him.  Meanwhile Jesse salutes the greatest flag of all time and listens to our national anthem.  That'd be like listening to hymns in hell.

Comment 20 Nov 2018

McSorely played most of the game, though he was sub'd out (and back) much of the second half.  I was aware his knee was dinged up vs. Iowa the week before, but he was running pretty well.  His lateral movement may have been impacted, but his straight line running looked pretty good.  Of note, PSU did score with under 2 minutes left vs. the #2's on defense.