Nightly Roundup: February 17, 2020

Nightly Roundup: February 17, 2020


February 17, 2020

Mike Farrell from Rivals gives a pretty vanilla take on Michigan’s lack of production while sending a bunch of players to the NFL (LINK).

Jeremy Clark (image via The Michigan Daily)

Former Michigan defensive back Jeremy Clark made an interception for his XFL team, the Seattle Dragons:

Hit the jump for more.

This has nothing to do with Michigan, but it’s still fun to watch:

This also has nothing to do with Michigan, but it’s a great individual effort by a dude with one arm:

Alice Matos
Anna Faith Carlson
Anna Konno

12 comments

  1. Avatar
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    je93
    Feb 17, 2020 at 10:25 PM

    Farrell is only writing what many folks see

    (one of) the worst parts of the latest prison-rapings at the hands of the buckeyes is that fans forget starting 0-35 to Wisconsin, and 0-21 to PennSt. Losing to Bama was expected, but finishing 3-35 isn’t the progress hoped for in the new offense

  2. Lanknows
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    Lanknows
    Feb 17, 2020 at 11:28 PM

    Man I really wish Harbaugh could be 2-3 against Penn State and not recruit as well as them and then Mike Farrell would really be impressed.

  3. Lanknows
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    Lanknows
    Feb 17, 2020 at 11:29 PM

    Food for thought.

    https://twitter.com/Coach_Gattis/status/1229471175077748742

    I bet the 2020 schedule won’t be quite as difficult for the offense.

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      je93
      Feb 18, 2020 at 12:31 AM

      of course the 2020 schedule seems lighter than 2019. It’s still ‘unrealistic’ to expect much better

      That’s a problem

      • Lanknows
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        Lanknows
        Feb 18, 2020 at 12:05 PM

        While I agree that 9-3 remains the reasonable expectation, there is hope that the results can be better. A better team is one way to achieve it, good luck is another. Also – an easier schedule. See: PSU, Minnesota, Notre Dame, and Wisc.

        I think people around here are well-versed in how important the difference between top 5 and top 25 is. Michigan played an exceptionally difficult schedule last year. Getting out of the to 5 and closer to 20s could produce 11-2 seasons like Minnesota and Notre Dame had last year. Even if we don’t EXPECT the team to be any better.

        • Lanknows
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          Lanknows
          Feb 18, 2020 at 1:17 PM

          I don’t know why I wrote Wisc. They might not have played quite as tough of a schedule as Michigan but they still played a top 5 difficult schedule.

          Wisc was a top 10 team last year, despite 4 losses including a terrible one coughed up to Illinois and getting blown out by OSU. Of their losses 3 were tight, 3 were against elite teams, and they thoroughly trounced a couple top 20 teams in Minnesota and Michigan.

          A schedule that hard grinds down elite teams.

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    je93
    Feb 18, 2020 at 12:28 AM

    Teams that scored more than Michigan, against Wisconsin: Northwestern(!), Illinois(!), ohio, Iowa(!), Nebraska(!), purdont(!), Minnesota

    Teams that scored more than Michigan, against PennSt: Minnesota, Indiana(!), ohio

    Teams that scored more than Michigan, against Bama: SCar(!), oleMiss(!), aTm, LSU, Auburn

    It’s not just losing, it’s getting blown out and having nothing to make up for our Defense taking a big step back

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      WindyCityBlue
      Feb 18, 2020 at 6:16 AM

      Yeah, but…but…transition costs!!

    • Lanknows
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      Lanknows
      Feb 18, 2020 at 11:56 AM

      So in it’s very worst performances Michigan still did better than most teams, despite having a rookie OC.

      Teams that scored more than Michigan against ND: none. The second highest team USC got a bit more than half way there so that’s something.

      Teams that scored more than Michigan against OSU: Clemson (by 2).

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    Roanman
    Feb 18, 2020 at 6:51 AM

    Saw Pete do a clinic in Atlanta. It was pretty much the stuff on the link below.

    That vid is about half an hour, but it’s pretty fun to quick scroll through just to catch him doing his drills. The smooth quickness and dexterity in his hands and fingers was incredible. Hung around after for an hour easy. Probably in the last group to leave the gym. Size aside, this is a guy who made himself into a player by outworking the world.

    Died way too young, but went in a pickup game. The perfect way for Pete to go.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xG_U2P4I41E

  6. GKblue
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    GKblue
    Feb 18, 2020 at 6:54 AM

    Pistol Pete was amazing. Skills way ahead of his time, I recommend checking him out on youtube or whatever if you haven’t already.

    I was too young to know the significance, but I was introduced to his father Press one day. Just a couple of Serbs enjoying a few beers sitting around the kitchen table.

  7. Lanknows
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    Lanknows
    Feb 18, 2020 at 1:18 PM

    I don’t know why I wrote Wisc. They might not have played quite as tough of a schedule as Michigan but they still played a top 5 difficult schedule.

    Wisc was a top 10 team last year, despite 4 losses including a terrible one coughed up to Illinois and getting blown out by OSU. Of their losses 3 were tight, 3 were against elite teams, and they thoroughly trounced a couple top 20 teams in Minnesota and Michigan.

    A schedule that hard grinds down elite teams.

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