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Old December 31st, 2016, 04:11 PM   #641
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Two of your three losses were to teams with more overall talent, one was a one-point loss and the other was a double OT game.

You'll be fine.
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Old December 31st, 2016, 04:18 PM   #642
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Old December 31st, 2016, 04:27 PM   #643
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We'll be fine after next season... Next season we'll really feel the effects of the '12 & '13 classes graduating and the lack of talent from the '14, '15 classes. We won't have a Sparty like '16 drop-off season as we have enough good talent returning and/or incoming.
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Old December 31st, 2016, 05:06 PM   #644
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Two of your three losses were to teams with more overall talent, one was a one-point loss and the other was a double OT game.

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Voice of reason coming from a Bamer.
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Old December 31st, 2016, 05:47 PM   #645
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You'll be fine.
If by "fine" you mean that we will beat OSU and win 11 games once a decade, then yeah, we're going to be totally fine. If you mean something other than watching our running backs plow into the line of scrimmage repeatedly for two yards against every good defense that we face, then you are wrong. Unless Harbaugh fires Drevno and/or redesigns his offense. In two years against OSU we have one carry over 10 yards. One. That kind of pathetic ineptitude transcends talent. Blaming this entirely on Brady Hoke is a form of denial about our current circumstances.

Like I said above, the circumstances are never going to be more favorable than they were this year. We caught just about everybody in a rebuilding year in which two great recruiting classes were all seniors. It literally does not get easier than that. OSU will not have another team this not-dominant for another decade probably.

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Old December 31st, 2016, 05:54 PM   #646
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Given how limited the playbook has been in the past two games, I'm wondering about Speight's shoulder. I don't think he was on a particularly long leash in this game.
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Old December 31st, 2016, 05:58 PM   #647
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Hannibal is right, let's fire everyone responsible for this season. Who is most responsible for the lack of talent is Brady Hoke. I thought Harbaugh could do more with the average offensive line, he did close to expectations, maybe a tad below.
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Old December 31st, 2016, 07:46 PM   #648
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Two of your three losses were to teams with more overall talent, one was a one-point loss and the other was a double OT game.

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Yep.
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Old January 1st, 2017, 01:35 PM   #649
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Partisanship aside, the Michigan - Florida State game was entertaining. We made a nice comeback but they made some plays to overcome that. The feeling when Michigan took the lead and made the 2 point conversion with less than 2 minutes left is hard to describe.

That was a classic battle...
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