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Mdot21

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Re: 2018 Michigan Off-Season thread
« Reply #70 on: December 01, 2017, 01:21:48 PM »


PFF graphic for national leaders in passer rating against. ACC has 3 of the top 4. Long at #3 and Hill at #8 in the country.

Only pet peeve. Utah State shouldn't be included. P5 stats only please. Yes, I am a snob. I want to do away with the group of 5 and FCS opponents. Build up the P5 and play each other and only each other.
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Re: 2018 Michigan Off-Season thread
« Reply #71 on: December 01, 2017, 02:38:53 PM »
very likely we'll see Michigan vs. South Carolina in the Outback bowl in Tampa. Per college football reporter Brett McMurphy- formerly of ESPN - until they fired him in those huge rounds of layoffs last year. Still breaking stories despite being unemployed. Impressive.
Apparently UM resisted the Harbaugh/Shaw thing, if USC loses tonight, there's still a chance at it, but it sounds like the Big Ten and TV partners backed down from what they initially wanted.  Being on NYD is better, but playing Stanford in the Holiday is a million times better than South Carolina in the OUtback.
That's the problem with the current bowl alignment in the Big Ten; the Citrus, Outback and Holiday are all treated equally, but because the Holiday is off NYD, it doesn't feel like it.  I think teams in that top group are always going to resist it.
MSU-LSU in the Citrus seems most likely.  OSU or PSU not getting a NY6 bowl throws a wrench in the whole thing though.

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Re: 2018 Michigan Off-Season thread
« Reply #72 on: December 01, 2017, 02:46:47 PM »
I'd rather play South Carolina. I feel like Michigan owes them payback for that game with the Clowney hit on Vincent Smith.

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Re: 2018 Michigan Off-Season thread
« Reply #73 on: December 01, 2017, 02:52:56 PM »
I'd rather play South Carolina. I feel like Michigan owes them payback for that game with the Clowney hit on Vincent Smith.
They are also pretty awful.  More beatable opponent?  Easily.  UM-Stanford in Cali with Harbaugh-Shaw has some juice.  UM-South Carolina in Tampa?  Blah

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Re: 2018 Michigan Off-Season thread
« Reply #74 on: December 01, 2017, 03:01:28 PM »
They are also pretty awful.  More beatable opponent?  Easily.  UM-Stanford in Cali with Harbaugh-Shaw has some juice.  UM-South Carolina in Tampa?  Blah
we owe them pay back, want an easier game. It's meaningless bowl. Don't need a slobber-knocker with a physical Stanford team. Those guys need to be healthy going into spring ball.

Plus a trip to Tampa would be more beneficial for recruiting. They are recruiting more kids from that area in this 2017 class. Lot of extra time they'd get to spend around 5* OT Nicholas Petit-Ferire- who is from Tampa Bay area and I believe the head coach at his high school is former Michigan kicker Garrett Rivas. He just took his visit to Michigan for the Ohio State game and they were in-home with him last night. They've got a shot but it'll be a battle. Wouldn't hurt at all if Michigan was in Tampa and he got to come to the practice and attend the game. Wouldn't hurt at all.

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Re: 2018 Michigan Off-Season thread
« Reply #75 on: December 01, 2017, 03:10:02 PM »
I'd much rather see my team in the Holiday, unopposed on TV, than in some NYD game against an SEC-E also-ran.
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Re: 2018 Michigan Off-Season thread
« Reply #76 on: December 01, 2017, 03:29:57 PM »
I'd much rather see my team in the Holiday, unopposed on TV, than in some NYD game against an SEC-E also-ran.
well I don't really give a rats ass about bowl games unless it's the Rose or a playoff, so I'm all for going to Tampa. That 5* OT Petit-Ferrire who lives down the street in Tampa will be able to hop in the car and attend Michigan bowl practices and get passes to watch the game. That little extra recruiting bump is worth it alone if you ask me.

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Re: 2018 Michigan Off-Season thread
« Reply #77 on: December 01, 2017, 05:25:10 PM »
we owe them pay back, want an easier game. It's meaningless bowl. Don't need a slobber-knocker with a physical Stanford team. Those guys need to be healthy going into spring ball.
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Re: 2018 Michigan Off-Season thread
« Reply #78 on: December 01, 2017, 09:48:47 PM »
Ok....so the Shea Patterson to Michigan transfer is picking up huge steam according to Sam Webb. According to him they weren't interested previously but with Speight leaving they'd take him- but they'd probably only take him if he can get a waiver from the NCAA to play right away. Right now he's not eligible to transfer without sitting a year.

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Re: 2018 Michigan Off-Season thread
« Reply #79 on: December 01, 2017, 11:10:35 PM »
Not a lot of faith in Peters

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Re: 2018 Michigan Off-Season thread
« Reply #80 on: December 02, 2017, 01:01:54 AM »
Not a lot of faith in Peters

Patterson and Eason both had interest in transferring to Michigan. Michigan didn't really pursue either. That's all changed in the past couple weeks. In regards to Patterson. Still not likely to talk with Eason. 

They just lost 2 scholarship QB's. Malzone was sort of expected, but Speight was out of left field.

Speight was told he was going to have to compete with Peters for the job, he felt it should be his, didn't want to do it. He wants a guarantee start, it's his last year and he has NFL pipe dreams.

McCaffrey is going to be a good one, but he's still rail thin. He's realistically still probably another year away physically. He came in at 174 pounds. He is 6 foot 4 plus. That's rail thin at that height. He's added size but he's still got a lot more to add.

They'll go after Patterson but only if he can get a waiver to play right away. Open comp between he and Peters and may the best man win, loser is the back-up.
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Re: 2018 Michigan Off-Season thread
« Reply #81 on: December 02, 2017, 01:24:52 AM »
Not a lot of faith in Peters
4 scholarship QBs for 2018 as it stands now. I don't think Harbaugh thought Speight would leave. Malzone was 4th string next yr behind Speight, Peters, and McCaffrey had Speight returned. I think it was expected he'd leave.
Peters, RS Soph
McCaffrey, RS Frosh
Joe Milton, Freshman 
Kevin Doyle, Freshman
They are redshirting those freshman. Harbaugh doesn't like playing true freshman QBs. They almost need another guy for depth. If Patterson wants to come and gets a waiver, how do you turn him down? 
Kid grew up a huge Michigan fan too, his dad used to have season tickets. Amazingly Harbaugh didn't recruit him once he got Peters.

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Re: 2018 Michigan Off-Season thread
« Reply #82 on: December 02, 2017, 09:12:45 AM »
I think they should stop with the transfer stuff and just develop a QB they already have. Why use up snaps on a transfer who might not pan out?

Ever since Russell Wilson, schools are trying to find the next one. Hell, even mine tried it again and we know how that went.

UW has 4 scholarship players at QB right now; A Sophomore (starter), a RS Fr, and two true Fr. One more recruit is coming for next year.

I don't want them to even thing about a transfer, unless it's Keller Chryst (grad transfer) from Stanford, who could somehow develop into a QB coach or something. I think that runs in his blood.
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Re: 2018 Michigan Off-Season thread
« Reply #83 on: December 02, 2017, 09:25:20 AM »
5 ships is plenty in the QB room

but, if that's what it takes to get a great one, ya gotta do it.
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