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Is it just me or is every UM player a shrimp? Except for minor today, I have seen nobody fall forward while getting tackled. I have seen nobody blow anyone up on a block. They are an absolute joke. They don't have a prayer to compete if they keep recruiting this kind of player. This isn't the Big East.

Derek you need to stop being a fair weather fan. We have a bad season, and you wanna bash this whole program, this is not the time nor the place. And when they get the proper recruits in here, and start playing well again, you'll all of the sudden love these little guys.
Maybe he's fair weather, but he's not making that up.
I guess Florida, and LSU should listen to DEREK then huh?
I'm commenting mostly on what he's seeing today. I'm seeing the same thing. They aren't breaking tackles, they aren't falling forward, they are getting popped around.....that's all.
And u are a completely unbiased viewer...These guys are supposed to be athletic, but making mental errors that cost them plays, drives, and games...they are supposed to be looking like a bunch of Citadel players out there just gettin outphysicalled. That was not the excuse coming into the season, but it sure as hell needed to be. These guys blow.....hard.And I say all of this as the most hardcore Michigan fan that I know. I haven't missed a game in about a decade. I love every single thing about them. But this isn't Michigan football, and it is embarrassing.
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Is it just me or is every UM player a shrimp? Except for minor today, I have seen nobody fall forward while getting tackled. I have seen nobody blow anyone up on a block. They are an absolute joke. They don't have a prayer to compete if they keep recruiting this kind of player. This isn't the Big East.

Derek you need to stop being a fair weather fan. We have a bad season, and you wanna bash this whole program, this is not the time nor the place. And when they get the proper recruits in here, and start playing well again, you'll all of the sudden love these little guys.
Maybe he's fair weather, but he's not making that up.
I guess Florida, and LSU should listen to DEREK then huh?
I'm commenting mostly on what he's seeing today. I'm seeing the same thing. They aren't breaking tackles, they aren't falling forward, they are getting popped around.....that's all.
And u are a completely unbiased viewer...These guys are supposed to be athletic, but making mental errors that cost them plays, drives, and games...they are supposed to be looking like a bunch of Citadel players out there just gettin outphysicalled. That was not the excuse coming into the season, but it sure as hell needed to be. These guys blow.....hard.And I say all of this as the most hardcore Michigan fan that I know. I haven't missed a game in about a decade. I love every single thing about them. But this isn't Michigan football, and it is embarrassing.
Die hard OSU fan. I just call it like I see it. Would say the same thing if it was reversed.
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Nice. Your biggest tradition is actually a MI invention. That's gotta sting.

Michigan didn't perform Script Ohio. They just formed it by having every band member go to a spot on the field and stand there. If you've actually seen the Ohio State band perform Script Ohio you'd understand the difference.
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Nice. Your biggest tradition is actually a MI invention. That's gotta sting.

Michigan didn't perform Script Ohio. They just formed it by having every band member go to a spot on the field and stand there. If you've actually seen the Ohio State band perform Script Ohio you'd understand the difference.
Now you're bragging about the Ohio State band. :thumbup: Who the #### cares? Seriously? :thumbup:
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Nice. Your biggest tradition is actually a MI invention. That's gotta sting.

Michigan didn't perform Script Ohio. They just formed it by having every band member go to a spot on the field and stand there. If you've actually seen the Ohio State band perform Script Ohio you'd understand the difference.
Now you're bragging about the Ohio State band. :lmao: Who the #### cares? Seriously? :lmao:
So UM fans expect it to sting, but then when it's pointed out that it wasn't true it's not worth carrying about?OK, got it! :) Wait, no I don't. :unsure:
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Nice. Your biggest tradition is actually a MI invention. That's gotta sting.

Michigan didn't perform Script Ohio. They just formed it by having every band member go to a spot on the field and stand there. If you've actually seen the Ohio State band perform Script Ohio you'd understand the difference.
Now you're bragging about the Ohio State band. :lmao: Who the #### cares? Seriously? :lmao:
So UM fans expect it to sting, but then when it's pointed out that it wasn't true it's not worth carrying about?

OK, got it! :goodposting:

Wait, no I don't. :unsure:

I don't plan to carry it anywhere. :shrug:

Where are you gonna take it?

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Nice. Your biggest tradition is actually a MI invention. That's gotta sting.

Michigan didn't perform Script Ohio. They just formed it by having every band member go to a spot on the field and stand there. If you've actually seen the Ohio State band perform Script Ohio you'd understand the difference.
Now you're bragging about the Ohio State band. :lmao: Who the #### cares? Seriously? :lmao:
So UM fans expect it to sting, but then when it's pointed out that it wasn't true it's not worth carrying about?

OK, got it! :sarcasm:

Wait, no I don't. :wub:

I don't plan to carry it anywhere. :shrug:

Where are you gonna take it?

I'm going to take the most lopsided victory in the series since 1968 and carry "OSU 42/Michigan 7" around for the next 364 days.

Go Bucks! Beat Mich AGAIN!

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Rivalry games are always better when one team does not dominate.

When Michigan won 10-11 before Tressel I did not like that either. At one point I was almost hoping for OSU to win so it would fire us up for the next year. Todays game had zero luster.

And there could be a couple more of games like today before Michigan gets better. They will be way too young next year.

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Nice. Your biggest tradition is actually a MI invention. That's gotta sting.

Michigan didn't perform Script Ohio. They just formed it by having every band member go to a spot on the field and stand there. If you've actually seen the Ohio State band perform Script Ohio you'd understand the difference.
Now you're bragging about the Ohio State band. :goodposting: Who the #### cares? Seriously? :(
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Nice. Your biggest tradition is actually a MI invention. That's gotta sting.

Michigan didn't perform Script Ohio. They just formed it by having every band member go to a spot on the field and stand there. If you've actually seen the Ohio State band perform Script Ohio you'd understand the difference.
Now you're bragging about the Ohio State band. :( Who the #### cares? Seriously? :lmao:
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Nice. Your biggest tradition is actually a MI invention. That's gotta sting.

Michigan didn't perform Script Ohio. They just formed it by having every band member go to a spot on the field and stand there. If you've actually seen the Ohio State band perform Script Ohio you'd understand the difference.
Now you're bragging about the Ohio State band. :( Who the #### cares? Seriously? :lmao:
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I forgot the D. Fixed, now including linkage. ty Edited by Bobcat10
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Better answers expected soon from Rodriguez

by Pete Bigelow | The Ann Arbor News

Saturday November 22, 2008, 8:09 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Somewhere amid the mess, Rich Rodriguez found a glimmer of hope.

The first-year coach had just completed a three-win season that fell far below expectations and invited a mountain of skepticism with a newfangled offense that often seemed out of sync.

Given time and patience, he said, his plan would work.

It did not take long. One year after that low point at West Virginia, Rodriguez enjoyed six straight seasons that resulted in bowl appearances, a string of seasons in which he never won less than eight games.

Now he's asking Michigan fans to believe he can do it again.

Somewhere amid the mess in Columbus on Saturday, where another Rodriguez-coached team with three wins mercifully ended a dreadful season, he again insisted that given time and patience, his plan will work.

It had better start working soon.

There are two things to take from Rodriguez's first season at Michigan. One, he gets a free pass despite the problems - he arrived just in time to find the talent level at tradition-rich Michigan had considerably diminished.

Two, the honeymoon is finished, and it's been shortened by his own hand.

On and off the field, on issues large and small, it would have been hard to script a worse for year for him than the one that unfolded.

On his watch, the Wolverines careened to the worst season in their 129-year history, ended 33 consecutive years of bowl appearances, and lost to a Mid-American Conference team for the first time in 24 games.

And Saturday, the Wolverines lost their fifth consecutive game to Ohio State, the worst all-time slide against their rival.

Rodriguez didn't particularly like a question about that last lowlight Saturday, snapping, "I've been here for one of them. So that's the only one I can really comment on. They've got one in a row on us, from what I've seen."

But it's the sort of answer that, for better or worse, again shows Rodriguez consciously separating himself from Michigan's past.

He tried to give away the No. 1 jersey to a freshman, and did away with captains for the entire season. Those are things of minor importance. But when the team is losing to the likes of Toledo and suffering through the roughest season on record, it is foolish to exacerbate the angst by tweaking the small traditions some people have come to enjoy.

Some of the more serious problems, the ones that set a tone for the season, are also of Rodriguez's own making.

Once his shotgun marriage to Michigan was complete, he forged ahead with an ill-advised lawsuit against West Virginia to try and wiggle out of his $4 million buyout at the school, a legal misstep that was a spectacular failure and major distraction.

Even when he did things that were well-intentioned, they blew up in his face. Last week, Rodriguez said that fans who made mean-spirited, personal attacks on message boards needed to "get a life."

He's right, of course. But he also had to know that passionate fans of all kinds would bristle at the comments.

He had another comment after Saturday's game that won't get nearly the run that his "get a life" sound-bite did, but one that deepens the disconnect that still resonates between him and Michigan fans still leery of his credentials.

Asked what he learned through the tribulations of this season, he said:

"That probably being quieter is better. Coach Tressel and I talked about that before the game. I said, "Coach Tress, the quieter I am, the less drama I have to deal with."

Rodriguez made a similar comment a few weeks ago, expressing disbelief that every word out of his mouth would be heavily scrutinized by fans and media members.

Well, yeah.

This isn't Morgantown.

Did he not get that straight from his first day on the job? Does he get it now? While his forthrightness and sincerity have been a much-appreciated change from the previous U-M regime, he's got to realize that, yes, what he says matters. Quite a bit.

All of the time.

That comment also was a bad answer to a good question, one in which he could have alternatively offered any number of insights on a season gone awry or one in which he could have detailed a few improvements he plans for next year.

The only real glimpse he gave Saturday for next year amounted to him saying don't worry, don't panic. This is only the first year. He's been in this situation before and he'll pull through it again.

That's the basis of the faith in Rodriguez. Track record is a powerful currency.

It's reassuring in some ways to see that he has maintained that perspective, that a brutal season did not crack his confidence.

But he should acknowledge - at least to himself - that the problems this season were much more than just ones found in a typical rebuilding year, that he's responsible for creating many himself, and that his track record is the one glimmer of hope even his strongest supporters can find this morning.

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Forcier's promise provides intrigue

The Columbus Dispatch

November 16, 2009

From the mouth of a freshman comes the kind of spark that could rekindle the flickering flame of The Game.

Ohio State heads to Michigan this week, and unlike in past years, relatively little will be at stake. The Buckeyes (9-2, 6-1) already have clinched a share of the Big Ten title and accepted the conference's invitation to the Rose Bowl. (Barring some cataclysmic event, the Buckeyes will not play in the national championship game.)

But after Michigan's loss to Wisconsin on Saturday, which dropped the Wolverines to 5-6 (1-6 Big Ten), quarterback Tate Forcier had this to say:

"I am going to get (my teammates) to a bowl game," he told the Detroit News. "If it means spending 10 hours in film this week, then I am going to do it. But we are going to get them to a bowl game."

Michigan has to beat OSU to have the requisite six victories to be bowl eligible.

OSU players were unaware of that remark Saturday immediately after their 27-24 overtime win over Iowa. But they already had their own motivations in mind.

"To win (the Big Ten) outright, we've got to win up there," senior defensive tackle Todd Denlinger said.

The Buckeyes have won 34 Big Ten titles, including five straight. But only half of those (17) have been outright championships. Of coach Jim Tressel's five previous titles, just two were outright -- 2006 and 2007.

Even the 2002 national-title team had to share the conference championship, with Iowa.

"For the senior class to go out as outright Big Ten champions is huge," Denlinger said. "There haven't been nearly as many outrights. It's a lot harder to do."

Under Tressel, Ohio State has won seven of eight games against Michigan, but it seems the stakes have been diminishing in recent years.

The Game can never be any bigger than it was in 2006, when for the first time, it pitted the nation's two top-ranked teams (OSU was No. 1).

In 2007, victory at Ann Arbor was necessary to clinch a Rose Bowl spot, although the Buckeyes wound up in the national championship game. Last season, despite Michigan's 3-8 mark coming in, OSU needed a win to claim a share of the Big Ten title and keep its hopes alive for a Bowl Championship Series at-large spot.

This year, the only drama remaining in the season is watching the Pacific-10 to see who Ohio State will meet in the Rose Bowl.

Of the four teams in the hunt, Oregon is the only one that controls its own fate. If the Ducks beat Arizona and Oregon State, they will be heading to Pasadena.

Oregon State might have the next-best shot, followed by Stanford and Arizona. With its third Pac-10 loss Saturday, Southern California was eliminated from contention.

Ohio State will be shooting for its fourth win in Ann Arbor in the past five tries. The Buckeyes won there in 2001, 2005 and 2007.

The Wolverines have lost six of their past seven games after a 4-0 start.

But when it comes to The Game, players quickly dismiss the numbers.

"There's always so much on the line at Michigan," receiver Dane Sanzenbacher said. "It's its own season in itself. We never take the importance off that game."

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two of the red shirts in the stadium will be the people to whom i sold my tickets in disgust.

I was at the Purdue game and I heard a LOT of people talking about this. A couple of guys just said they were giving them away.
:excited:This is disappointing.
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