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Topic: Which fans had the worst year?

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MrNubbz

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Re: Which fans had the worst year?
« Reply #28 on: November 28, 2018, 08:26:02 AM »
Gotta think Michigan.  To have everything right there and then get crushed is, well, crushing.
Perhaps a big let down but over all they had a good year
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Re: Which fans had the worst year?
« Reply #29 on: November 28, 2018, 08:59:05 AM »
A team can have a pretty good year and the fans of said team can have a terrible year.

That usually comprises getting one's hopes up and having them dashed by a significant rival.

Dashed rather badly in this case.

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Re: Which fans had the worst year?
« Reply #30 on: November 28, 2018, 09:23:04 AM »
A team can have a pretty good year and the fans of said team can have a terrible year.

That usually comprises getting one's hopes up and having them dashed by a significant rival.

Dashed rather badly in this case.
But over all if you have read the M posters takes thru out - it was a good season.Sort of fun while it lasted,like tOSU in 2006
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Re: Which fans had the worst year?
« Reply #31 on: November 28, 2018, 09:47:40 AM »
Perhaps a big let down but over all they had a good year
Well MGoBlog is talking about living in actual hell this year so that's pretty bad.

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Re: Which fans had the worst year?
« Reply #32 on: November 28, 2018, 10:02:03 AM »
Logically, Michigan has had a good season.

How many fans, outside this place, are logical?


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Re: Which fans had the worst year?
« Reply #33 on: November 28, 2018, 10:35:31 AM »
I think the injury excuse is valid.
Allow me to disagree, and let me make the exhaustive case.
Assuming modest playing to expectations, UW is 9-3 minimum even with the injuries, maybe better. There's the obvious preseason top-5 to 7-5 thing, but its deeper than that.
UW coming into the season was this, good running game, secretly efficent passing game and a defense that had to reload, but we had faith a good staff would do it. Injuries derailed that last part from the start. The running game somehow got better, but then there's that passing game.
The Badgers returned Alex Hornibrook, an interception-prone passer without the strongest arm who had helped lead a really effective pass game last season. His top target was gone, and we perhaps underrated that tight end, but there were three receivers who had all showed promise (after a date rape case took out the best pass-catcher, which I guess we'll lump in with injuries), plus an awesome line coming back. There were whispers this could be one of the best UW Os in recent memory after they slung it all over Miami in the Orange Bowl.
That pass game sucked. It's around No. 100 in efficiency. Hornibrook regressed. None of the receivers have done a damn thing, and that line, that damn line, has let QBs get hit again and again. UW fell from an average pass pro team to No. 91, and some of the biggest mistakes came when someone tried to make a play under presser.
Let's run through the games. They drop a game to meh BYU where the pass game sputters and a veteran kicker biffs a 42-yarder to send to OT. They hang with Michigan for a while, as that pass game, which was supposed to be pretty good, does literally nothing.
Then comes the QB thing. You might say, Hronibrook got hurt, backup was bad, injuries. But Hornibrook had been so underwhelming, even the most rabid fans were begging for the promising backup. In UGA terms, it would be like Fromm underwhelming and Fields coming out and just sucking. Yes that's an injury, but in a lot of senses it's more. (UW still had a good division title path until that NW game, when UW was kinda game but for a mess of back-breaking turnovers)
And then came the goddamn hope. Coan finally looked OK late against Purdue. Taylor gave a superhuman effort. Danny Davis made two of the few damn plays he's made all year. All this drek could be made somewhat OK. Win against the Gophers AT HOME, salvage 8-4. I woulda been a little proud they stood tall through all that shit.
Then UW turns it over four times, gives up a punt return TD, misses a 30-yard kick (from that same senior). They can't get a big run against a defense that gives them up, get sacked four times, get 5.7 yards per attempt not counting those sacks. UW basically craps all over the field as a 10-point favorite to lose a 15-year rivalry winning streak against a team it would still probably be favored against.
I don't know if that's the worst because Louisville, but if Kentucky and Michigan can feel bad about it, this mess is right up there.

(I thought No.4 was overrated in the preseason. But 9-3 was more than doable, maybe 10-2 without the NW alligator blood. For a program that had a high floor, this stepped down through that, all owing to a disaster on the front that is the head coach's specialty)
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Re: Which fans had the worst year?
« Reply #34 on: November 28, 2018, 10:40:38 AM »
So I gotta ask, since I'm not up-to-snuff on Wisconsin's injuries - of their 4 OL on the preseason All-B10 team, how many actually warrant it now?  I thought it was lazy to begin with.
So here's the weird part, they were really, really effective vs. the run. There were moments where you saw some breakdowns, but the stats were REALLY good.
But they were bad in pass pro, with a quarterback that kinda needs at least competent pass pro. They were weirdly disappointing, but more for the schizophrenic part than anything. 

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Re: Which fans had the worst year?
« Reply #35 on: November 28, 2018, 10:40:44 AM »
That was exhaustive, and exhausting!!!  But also persuasive.


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Re: Which fans had the worst year?
« Reply #36 on: November 28, 2018, 10:43:30 AM »
That was exhaustive, and exhausting!!!  But also persuasive.


You didn't have to live it my friend. 

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Re: Which fans had the worst year?
« Reply #37 on: November 28, 2018, 10:50:50 AM »
You didn't have to live it my friend.
:iagree:  That's what I was trying to tell you when we had the John Cooper exchange 2yrs back on the old board
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Re: Which fans had the worst year?
« Reply #38 on: November 28, 2018, 10:54:49 AM »
That was exhaustive, and exhausting!!!  But also persuasive.


The man is good at this stuff.
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Re: Which fans had the worst year?
« Reply #39 on: November 28, 2018, 10:56:26 AM »
https://247sports.com/college/georgia/Article/Gus-Malzahn-close-to-accepting-changes-to-remain-at-Auburn-125449338/

I don't know if we mentioned Auburn fans, but this won't make them sing for joy.  They also started out top ten and finished 7-5 with losses to their three main rivals, and Tennessee.  I think I did mention them earlier.    The Gus Bus may be misfiring.
doesn't help that their admin consistently keeps putting sugar in the tank by going behind the hc back to gauge interest in potential new hc's.
as for the changes to the contract that gus might accept, i can see 0 reasons why he should accept it. makes no sense.

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Re: Which fans had the worst year?
« Reply #40 on: November 28, 2018, 11:12:35 AM »
President needs to let the AD make the decisions provided he is competent 
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Re: Which fans had the worst year?
« Reply #41 on: November 28, 2018, 11:23:24 AM »
Logically, Michigan has had a good season.

How many fans, outside this place, are logical?


10-2 is logically good.
10-2 that ends with another loss to OSU, and another year without even a trip to Indy is a little different.  I think if UM had already been to at least Indy, let alone the CFP, or had been close to .500 against OSU the past decade or so, this season might feel different.  But (and this is from a guy who watched UM-OSU with a full UM room in Ann Arbor), I think the universal take was that this was a wasted season, and that they still hadn't accomplished either of those things.  My dad at one point just sort of sighed, and said if not now, when?  OSU was seemingly down, MSU and UW were way down, Nebraska was way down when they played them, PSU was down from the past couple years.  Michigan had what looked like the best defense in the nation, and it ended without a meaningful postseason game or a win over OSU.
I think 10 years from now, if Michigan has a couple Big Ten titles, and a CFP trip or two, 2018 will be remembered more fondly than it is right now.  If even OSU had lost to Maryland, so UM had a chance to at least go to Indy, play for a Big Ten title, while the OSU loss would sting, it would feel like at least the team hung a banner.  That's the standard at Michigan.

 

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