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Michigan lost 80% of their best players on defense? do tell...
Wait, so MSU is a fat girl at home on prom night???
"Leave the gun.....take the cannoli"
"It's not your job to be as confused as Nigel."
Let's see, Out of Michigan's 5 "good" defenders, four are gone, you can do the math. The other "good" player is coming back from a catastrophic injury.
1. Ryan- Blown out ACL
5. Frank the Felon
6. Countess Coming back from blown out knee
Don't think anyone else can be qualified as having been a good player on the collegiate level. Floyd and Campbell were average and are gone. Washington and Black average at best. A few other average guys coming back in the back 7. Couple other guys showed some flashes, but hardly are proven good players. Face it, the entire scUM fanbase is relying on recruiting stars to man their defense. Not a lot of proven performers at this level coming back.
Not always...remember when we played WMU a few years back...but I can't remember the last time Michigan played Ohio the last game of the season. Was it before Frank Solich?
I my opinion however, the only significant loss is Kovacs and Ryan who will most likely miss half of the season.
Washington was better than Campbell
Black and Roh were on the same level
Demens and Morgan were on the same level (Ross has more potential than both of them combined)
Countess as a true freshman was easily better than Floyd
Given that players like Bolden, Ross, Taylor, Pipkins, and Clark should naturally improve with a year of seasoning, I expect Michigan to have a deeper and more athletic defense than they had last year... just my 2 cents.
But but but.. they have 4-5stars replacing their 4-5 stars
ITS MICHIGAN FERGODSSAKES
UM will be fine on D next year. They won't be as good as MSU, or probably tOSU, but they'll be up there. Outside of ND, they have a fairly easy early schedule to get their LBs acclimated, kind of like MSU in 2011. Again, that's going to hurt them against the Irish, but anyone hoping that their D implodes is going to be disappointed, barring more injuries.
Michigan State does not and will not run the 3-4 defense.
actually, Walter Camp - you know, the guy who invented the game - taught Notre Dame how to play football in the early 1890s. you can buy a reproduction of the letter the ND Dean sent to Yale asking for help.
And ND adopted the Irish nickname in the 1920s in response to the vicious anti-catholicism the Klan was fomenting in Indiana and their big games with the service academies - which is what put them on the Map. Michigan has Zero to do with the history of Notre Dame football.
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Yeah, but remember, Michigan rewrites history to suite their own convoluted narrative. It's what they do.
Signed winged helmets, 1817 founding date, maize being a color, regular national champion contender, etc....
Not quite true...there is the little fact that once the Irish beat UM in 1909, Fielding Yost refused to play the Irish again, and the two teams didn't again meet until 1942. Yost also strong-armed the Western Confernece (precursor to the Big Ten) into denying ND admittance (a tactic that UM would again use about 40 years later when a little agricultural school in mid-Michigan sought to join the Big Ten....)
on its way 'back' to what, exactly?
'Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable'
- President John F. Kennedy
I can't speak directly for tithe guy who said that. Maybe he meant back to going to the Rose Bowl 40% of the time like UM did from 1970 to 2000.
And getting a Bama size azzkicking in their bowl games every year till MSU showed them how to win a Rose Bowl.. there are a lot of teams in front of uofm in the big ten now and their one nc in 50+ making them even less relevant with the passing of every year.
OK thanks. I thought he meant relevance in the national title picture...
UM.... National program.....
FIRE NARDUZZI- tanfan
Just dropping in to tell the wolverine fans that love to frequent our board hello and also add in an unfriendly kiss my ass.
I am pretty sure for the first 20 years of ND football, ND played Hillsdale, Albion and Kzoo more often than Michigan.
I'm sure Coach D takes shots at SCu-m, but do you think he says stupid shit like "they are chicken" when he knows it isn't true? Is anyone really afraid of SCu-m anymore?
There's a time and a place for everything and it's called college.
There were some reactions to the new divisional alignment on here that made it seem like a lot of ppl are afraid of UM.
More like people are more worried about OSU. Why don't you just go on your normal account, CoachCarr? We all know it's you with a terrible shtick account.
More people are afraid of tO$U and maybe PSU down the road. Why would anyone here be afraid of u-m when we have dominated them for years?
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