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Comment 29 Dec 2019

I think there's ample depth on the d-line. There's no chase young there, but they're talented throughout. Smith, Harrison, Friday, Jean-Baptiste, Cooper, and Stover at DE is plenty. Togiai, Vincent, Garrett, Jackson, Cage could all fight for starting positions at DT.

The only linebacker i expect to lose is Malik Harrison and while thats clearly a huge loss, I think there's talent in that room as well. Hopefully Browning or even Hilliard could fill that role while Mitchell steps up in the middle to rotate with Borland.

Comment 29 Dec 2019

The only positions I'm really concerned about next year are corner and runningback (ironically the positions we've had "trouble" recruiting the past 2 cycles). I think the corners are good, but they'll be inexperienced as starters and it'll depend who's coaching them. As far as running back I just don't think Master Teague is the answer there as a bell-cow back, whereas he's a great backup to spell your workhorse. You could see the difference when J.K. went to the locker room. I don't think anybody expected him to be J.K. but he cant seem to find the holes/cutback lanes nor move laterally with any quickness. He's big and fast, but that doesn't matter if you can't effectively get to the second level consistently. 

Comment 28 Dec 2019

Every time Sean Clifford touches the ball without handing it off it’s a guaranteed negative play lol. Just run the ball every play they haven’t stopped it yet. 

Comment 28 Dec 2019

I’m fine with Bama winning a meaningless bowl game. The only circumstance I would ever want to see ttun win is if them winning breaks some kind of divisional tie that helps us win the B1G. 

Comment 15 Dec 2019

I understand his point though, Akers has largely had a disappointing career considering his ranking whereas J.K. Dobbins just finished 6th in the Heisman voting. Cam Akers would have dominated here no question. 

Comment 10 Dec 2019

Yeah i think an explanation could be teams that perform well in these categories were heavily dependent on being successful in these categories against lesser competition, whereas the teams that performed worse in these categories didn't need a turnover margin/penalty yardage advantage to win their games in the regular season. Once talent is equated the teams that can win in less than ideal scenarios could be more successful. It reminds me of the College Football Nerds model. They often explain that their model adjust for teams that dont necessary depend on efficiency and their model predictions are often wrong because the model often expects certain teams (such as Georgia, Florida, Auburn, etc.) to be able to score points in inefficient low yards per play performances when placed in defensive slugfests, since their offenses typically have less to work with on a every game basis. 

But the sample size is super small, so these numbers will probably look completely different in 50 years 

Comment 09 Dec 2019

Yeah I understood Mullens's explanation when he stated the committee had OSU #1 because they were the most complete team, but LSU's defense the last few weeks made them reconsider and view LSU as a complete team as well. I was able to accept the idea that LSU's defense had improved the last few weeks (against terrible offenses) but then he stated LSU's resume was also better which was the original argument when they jumped us the first time and that's a blatant lie. Their resume is great but we have 3 top ten wins on our resume. 

Comment 04 Dec 2019

Michigan hates online classes because all of their accomplishments predate the internet

Comment 02 Dec 2019

I think it may be because they obviously needed to make changes, and there would be even more questions if he went out and hired a new OC/QB coach without even addressing Tim Beck's future, that would make everyone just assume Beck is gone 100%. This atleast "tells" recruits he will "still be on the staff" as opposed to a giant question mark by saying nothing.

Comment 28 Nov 2019

No i contend that he played running back in high school, and needed to add more weight to play running back in the big ten like most high school running backs would. Ohio State currently lists him at 194 pounds up from 182 on his 247 profile, so he's obviously added weight but I'm sure RBs and WRs have different diet requirements and workout regimens due to the amount of hits the running backs take. So your snark was unnecessary. 

Comment 28 Nov 2019

We already have a 5 star running back on our roster. In a perfect world we would've packed 10 pounds on Jaelen Gill and let him play running back instead of letting him waste away on the bench this season, and we wouldnt even need to recruit a rb this year. We could've moved Steele Chambers to linebacker, let demario mccall stay at H back to back up KJ where he already was and have Mookie Cooper back him up next year turning the position into a true slot receiver role like it looks like it'll be after mccall leaves. We'd have thunder and lightning with Teague and Gill. Gill could be the best running back in the Big Ten next year if given the opportunity. Atleast he's gonna make alot of noise next year in the slot. 

Comment 27 Nov 2019

Exactly what I yelled out when I was watching earlier. Many literal laugh out loud moments in this video. He opens the video claiming Michigan was going to win The Game with Bo beating Woody in 1969 as his sole reasoning. Deep analysis. Later on, his guest tries to spin the idea that them losing to us so many times recently is actually an advantage for them somehow. Hilarious.

Comment 27 Nov 2019

I think an additional detail that is being overlooked is that in the last five games (the same sample size of games steve deace claimed the two teams were equals in according to analytics in the video posted above) both teams had 4 blowouts and a close game to PSU, Michigans avg. points diff. is 22.8 points vs Ohio States 37 points, but the difference in those 5 games is stark. Over those 5 games Ohio State's starters have blown the doors off of teams in the first half and sat most of the 2nd halves or the 4th quarters at the least, whereas Michigan fans are complaining that the Michigan backups (quarterbacks specifically) haven't gotten any reps at all this season. This shows you that not only does Michigan lack quality players in backup roles, but those games didn't truly become blowouts until the late 3rd/early 4th quarters due to Michigan adding empty points to make wins seem more convincing than they actually were. In the notre dame game specifically I remember Shea patterson throwing a deep TD late in the 4th qtr when they were up 20+ points already. This tells me they've been able to wear down weaker teams over 4 quarters because they've played their starters for entire games and their starting lineups have generally been better than their opponents. That won't be the case here. Our starters are better, and we're deeper. They will probably be the team that gets worn down like they have the previous 6 games.

Comment 23 Nov 2019

Doubtful, according to the Buckeyetalk podcast, this has happened before, (I believe it was the Maryland game) where they had to ask sports information whether or not his absence was due to an injury and they said that it was not.

Comment 23 Nov 2019

The D only gave up 99 yards total rushing at 2.7 yards per carry. Obviously sacks make those numbers look better, but the defense played a great game. They have to take better care of the ball. Playcalling was suspect for stretches as well. Probably Should've taken more shots down the field once the offense line settled in in the second half. Gotta clean up the reads on the zone reads as well. Should've been a 42-7 type game. 

Comment 21 Nov 2019

I think it's possible, but we'd need help. The easiest path would be for Wisconsin to win out and win the Big 10 championship game vs Penn State, as I believe we'd easily get in over the 2 loss Wisconsin team we blew out as the Big Ten representative. If Penn State or Minnesota win the Big Ten championship then at the very least we'd need LSU to beat Georgia ensuring Georgia gets eliminated (Bama losing to Auburn wouldn't hurt either). If 2 SEC teams get in then there won't be 2 big 10 representatives. Penn State would obviously be in, and although our chances are much better against a 1 loss Big Ten champion Minnesota team, I will never feel confident again leaving our fate up to the committee. Assuming nothing unexpected happens we'd have a 1 loss Ohio State vs. 1 loss Alabama, 1 loss Pac 12 champion Oregon/Utah, and 1 loss Big 12 champion Oklahoma/Baylor all vying for the final playoff spot. I think we'd have an argument, but the committee has burned us way too many times to be sure. One completely unrealistic scenario and only real chaos opportunity would be if Clemson lost in the ACC championship, then all bets are off and I think we'd certainly get in with a loss in any of our remaining 3 games.