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Old January 4th, 2016, 10:44 AM   #21
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Backup QB is really important. Fortunately, Speight pulled the Minnesota game out for us, and Ohio State was already lost by the time Rudock went out. Hard to believe that Gentry is out of contention after < 1 redshirt season.
True. Although I think at this point, Harbaugh has got to start trimming the field. I think he can realistically tell three or four guys (at most) that he will give them a shot at the starting job next year. O'Korn is reputed to be the best QB on the roster right now. Morris is the oldest (I think) and has a few obvious physical gifts. Speight is the most experienced in Harbaugh's system and Peters is arguably the most talented. None of those guys will be seniors. Between those four guys, I think that you have at least one solid starter plus one solid backup. Plus, you've got Malzone, although I wouldn't be surprised if he leaves. Gentry seems like he will be the odd man out to me. Maybe give him one more spring, but if he's not the starter or the backup by fall, he seems like too much of a physical talent to spend on the bench if he can perhaps be a big impact player at tight end. And with Wheatley potentially moving out of that area there's a little hole to fill there.

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Old January 4th, 2016, 10:54 AM   #22
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I have said it but it bears repeating. Rebuilding teams in East Lansing and Columbus plus a cupcake OOC schedule plus a massive senior class with talent means nothing less than 11-1 and a sweep of conference rivals can be considered success. Anything less is unconditional failure. "If not now, when?" should be the team slogan for 2016. You haven't beaten MSU in East Lansing in nine years and you haven't beaten OSU in Columbus in sixteen years. If you don't beat OSU in Ohio next year then you will watch that streak grow to eighteen, twenty, and beyond. Meyer has had four consecutive 11+ win regular seasons. Dantonio has had three 11-win regular seasons at Michigan State so far this decade. It's time for us to have at least one. MSU swept OSU and UM on the road this year. There's no excuse for us not doing the same thing to MSU and OSU on the road next year.

The moment that we have been told to patiently wait for ever since the 2012 and 2013 recruiting classes started piling in has arrived. Next year we'll have seniors Darboh, Chesson, Butt, Kalis, Braden, Magnusson, Henry, Wormley, Glasgow, Gedeon, Hill, Thomas, Stribling, and Lewis as starters. That's a fantastic senior class, plus Peppers in what will likely be his last year in a Michigan uniform. The future is now. It's time for some fucking results.

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Old January 4th, 2016, 11:02 AM   #23
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Yes, absolutely! No excuses. It's time to go beat those bastards.
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Old January 4th, 2016, 11:06 AM   #24
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A-fucking-men. 100% agree with every word.
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Old January 4th, 2016, 11:14 AM   #25
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Michigan should have no problem starting 3-0. Hawaii (lol), Central Florida (0-12 last season), and Colorado (worst PAC12 team).
I think they easily start 7-0 and then run into at MSU.

Michigan will probably be ranked around 15 to start the season. Based on that schedule, they'll be ranked around 6 or 7 by the time they are 7-0 and play MSU (prediction).
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Old January 4th, 2016, 11:30 AM   #26
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Hanni...you got me fired up....
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Old January 4th, 2016, 11:34 AM   #27
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I'm onboard too!

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Old January 4th, 2016, 12:08 PM   #28
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On board except Peppers ain't leaving after 2 years on the field.
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Old January 4th, 2016, 12:30 PM   #29
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Cody, I expect Michigan to go into the season ranked in the top 6-10. When they are 7-0, they'll be top 5. They should finish this season around #12 and return 3 All-Americans and 18 starters.
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Old January 4th, 2016, 01:19 PM   #30
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Article in the Detroit News today on UM QB situation. O’Korn is early favorite to quarterback UM in 2016
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John O’Korn, a transfer from Houston who sat out this season and led the demonstration team in practices, has the most experience and has been penciled in by many as the favorite to win the job... Shane Morris, the left-hander from De La Salle, said last week before the Citrus Bowl he intends to be back at Michigan competing for the job... Also competing for the job when spring practice starts will be Wilton Speight, who was Rudock’s backup this season and led Michigan to victory at Minnesota after Rudock left the game with an injury to his ribs; redshirt freshman Alex Malzone (Brother Rice); freshman Zach Gentry, who dabbled at tight end during bowl practices and might stay at that position; and incoming freshman Brandon Peters, who will begin taking classes this month and will participate in spring practice.
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Old January 4th, 2016, 01:19 PM   #31
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On board except Peppers ain't leaving after 2 years on the field.
I'd be shocked if he doesn't unless he's injured.
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Old January 4th, 2016, 01:41 PM   #32
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i am also on board, its CFP or Bust. I think HARBAUGH realizes this as well.

.... but best laid plans of mice and men.

If we fail, I don't think it will be because we have the wrong coach in place.
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Old January 4th, 2016, 05:21 PM   #33
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Hanni is definitely winning me over.

The time for excuses is done. Its time to win.
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Old January 4th, 2016, 06:09 PM   #34
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I think Peters walks into Ann Arbor with a red jersey on and it doesn't come close to coming off.

Echo all of Hannis thoughts.
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Old January 4th, 2016, 06:57 PM   #35
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Cody, I expect Michigan to go into the season ranked in the top 6-10. When they are 7-0, they'll be top 5. They should finish this season around #12 and return 3 All-Americans and 18 starters.
If that's the case, then yes, top 5 by the time they are 7-0 and play at MSU, which will be exciting.
I do doubt MSU will be undefeated because of their tough schedule. I think MSU has at ND and a few other tough early games.
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Old January 4th, 2016, 09:53 PM   #36
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It looks like our long national nightmare is over!

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...-new-contract/

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Old January 4th, 2016, 10:18 PM   #37
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Could Ty Isaac get back into the mix at RB?

http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/inde...rt_river_index
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Old January 4th, 2016, 10:24 PM   #38
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Ahmir Mitchell is choosing to wear some large shoes this year....

http://www.maizenbrew.com/2016/1/4/1...-2-at-michigan
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Old January 4th, 2016, 10:58 PM   #39
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Oh good. I worried as soon as I saw the link, but #1 has to be saved for DPJ. Sell the tradition of the number.
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Old January 5th, 2016, 05:05 AM   #40
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I'm all for setting that number aside like UM does for #1. Gotta earn it. Having one number on each side of the ball that says I demand excellence would be cool.
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