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Jabes0623
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Your predictions for the '14 season - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:45 PM
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Ok gentlemen time to put our $ where our mouths are. It's prediction time. Wins & losses, Bowl game matchup & results & any weird prediction you may have bouncing around in your head. I'll start.

Overall Record: 8-5 Losses to ND, MooU, NW, pO$U, & bowl opponent.

Speaking of bowls: Gator Bowl opponent Ole Miss final score OM 24 UM 17.

Bold prediction: Peppers returns a punt for a TD against Rutgers in the 4th quarter saving the game as we pull out a 21-17 victory.

Crazy prediction: In homage to Woody Hayes Nuss sucker punches Hoke on the sideline during the Gator Bowl & stands over him screaming quit $&@?!%# clapping when bad &@"? happens!!! And wear a $&(@"!?$& headset!!!!!
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Re:Your predictions for the '14 season - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:56 PM
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Can't tell if I should take that post as tongue n cheek or not......


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Re:Your predictions for the '14 season - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 3:35 PM
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Just the last paragraph jsj. Perhaps more wishful thinking than tongue in cheek:)
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Re:Your predictions for the '14 season - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 3:48 PM
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Prediction: I will love and hate this team to varying degrees at different points throughout this season depending upon their play.
"We have to work harder."
-Brady "BRadio" Hoke during any post-game press conference in the last year.

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Re:Your predictions for the '14 season - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 4:01 PM
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If we lose to ND, sparty, and osu, I just don't see how we can keep Hoke around any longer.


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Re:Your predictions for the '14 season - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 4:12 PM
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WolvyMike


If we lose to ND, sparty, and osu, I just don't see how we can keep Hoke around any longer.

...and if we need a 4th quarter TD to edge Rutgers, I may need to cash in my chips.
 
This program used to have trouble traveling to the west coast, but struggling to win in Connecticut and Jersey in successive years would be a joke.
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Re:Your predictions for the '14 season - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 4:13 PM
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Expectations should be high. NW lost Venrick Mark, pOSU lost Miller, ND lost 4 players, Penn State is still not very deep, and the rest of the home schedule is softer than warm butter. Expectations should be double digit wins, however.....
 
My prediction is 8-4. Losses all on the road MooU, NW, pOSU, and Rutgers. For whatever reason, we have been pretty bad away from the Big House during Hoke's tenure (7-10) and with the OL still a big question mark I cannot predict those double digit wins.

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Re:Your predictions for the '14 season - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 4:39 PM
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Maize927

My prediction is 8-4. Losses all on the road MooU, NW, pOSU, and Rutgers.

Very possible, and the absolute worst thing that could happen to this program IMO.  The Hoke sack-riders and DB could say Hoke improved--completely ignoring the soft schedule--and deserves another year, while those with actual expectations could say the team lost to its 2 biggest rivals AGAIN, and is only 1 win better than the program Hoke took over 4 years earlier, so essentially stasis is all he would've done. 
 
Either improve markedly and keep moving up, or see the team quit AGAIN and let a new regime try to put the pieces together.
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Re:Your predictions for the '14 season - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 4:53 PM
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I predict we win all of our regular season games and lose both of our post season games (B1G championship and bowl game).
Good luck RR! Go Hoke! Go Blue!

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Re:Your predictions for the '14 season - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 5:52 PM
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10-2. Not sure about bowl. We won't sniff the playoffs but we'll be right there for BIG Champs. Beat Ohio, lose to MSU and someone we're not supposed to lose to on the road. 

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Re:Your predictions for the '14 season - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 5:52 PM
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I think we are in for a nice surprise , I believe we match up to any team we have on the schedule. Only loss might be a bowl lose if we face oregon.
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Re:Your predictions for the '14 season - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 6:21 PM
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8-4 or 9-3
Just because I live in Columbus, Ohio I am not a fool...


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Re:Your predictions for the '14 season - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 6:26 PM
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Wow some of you guys are incredibly optimistic.
 
I wont say its impossible that we get to 10 wins, but that would take some luck & vast improvement across the board from coaches & players.
 
However I would bet my 1st born son that we don't make it through the regular season undefeated nor will we play in the B1G Championship game.
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Re:Your predictions for the '14 season - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 7:34 PM
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I'll say 9-3. Lose to Sparty and Ohio, and Michigan has always been good for a loss it has no business losing-probably Rutgers. But I think 10-2 is very manageable and wouldn't be at all surprised if that's what we get to.
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Re:Your predictions for the '14 season - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 10:25 PM
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Im with BHF 9-3 IF we go 10-2 we beat either Moo u or tsiO at their house. Id really love to go take back our mojo in the ohio rivalry, only way to do that is to go to their house and take it back!
 
If we go 10-2 I predict a trip to the BIG champ game, which we lose....Not sure to who.
 
But we rebound and win the buffalo wild wings bowl, or some other crap bowl. Soooo....Whats that like 10-3 or 11-3
 
 
 
 
Not gonna lie, Im pouring a cup, not a big cup though......

Every year I get suckered into drinking a sip, always regret selling out later on, hopefully this is the year I dont regret it!!

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Re:Your predictions for the '14 season - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 10:44 PM
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Appy St. - W
@ND - W
Miami (OH) - W
Utah - W
Minnesota - W
@Rutgers - W
P$U - W
@M$U - W
Indiana - W
@NW - W
Maryland - W
@O$U - L
Big 10 Championship (Wisky) - W
Rose Bowl - W
 
13-1
 
Go Blue!!
 

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Re:Your predictions for the '14 season - Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:44 AM
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Overall record: 10-2 
 
Bowl game: Fiesta Bowl v Auburn...27-20 win, ending with a defensive stand on a Peppers' INT!
 
Bold prediction: we win 2 of our 3 rivalry games on the road!
 
Crazy prediction (at least, in most eyes): OL gets better & better and Derrick Green rushes for 1,000+ yds!
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Re:Your predictions for the '14 season - Wednesday, August 27, 2014 8:11 AM
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My heart says 11-1 with a loss @Michigan State. Ohio State without Miller and a shaky O-line/secondary are primed to be beaten and with four of their best players likely out with academic issues, ND becomes a win.
 
My head says by the time we hit game 12, Ohio State will have figured out it's O-line and have a QB up to speed. There's also the customary loss to a team we have no business losing to.
 
I`ll go 9-3 with losses @OSU, @Mich St, and some other team TBA (Penn St, Maryland, NW are the likeliest candidates).
 
Possibility for 10 wins depending on the bowl opponent.
 
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Re:Your predictions for the '14 season - Wednesday, August 27, 2014 8:19 AM
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DAAAAANG SD!

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Re:Your predictions for the '14 season - Wednesday, August 27, 2014 8:23 AM
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Maize927

My prediction is 8-4. Losses all on the road MooU, NW, pOSU, and Rutgers.

Very possible, and the absolute worst thing that could happen to this program IMO.  The Hoke sack-riders and DB could say Hoke improved--completely ignoring the soft schedule--and deserves another year, while those with actual expectations could say the team lost to its 2 biggest rivals AGAIN, and is only 1 win better than the program Hoke took over 4 years earlier, so essentially stasis is all he would've done. 

Either improve markedly and keep moving up, or see the team quit AGAIN and let a new regime try to put the pieces together.

Moving on doesn't appear to be a viable option if the Wolverines plan on winning on the elite level any time soon.
Brian at MGoBlog says it clearly here:
 


How do we get away from here?

Many of you aren't going to like my answer to this. It is: hold on to what we have and hope like hell. Transitions are awful. Michigan has suffered through two consecutive botched ones that left the roster in a state of strip-mined mid-majordom for the better part of a decade. The next one will either be run by Dave Brandon or an unknown person who has just arrived. With nothing approximating a terrific idea out there after Texas snapped up Charlie Strong, with zero reasonable, available Michigan Man™ options out there, the move appears to be to sit tight and hope.

 

If the winged helmets are to indeed rise again, the clearest path appears to be behind Brady Hoke. Another shift in power will almost certainly include another unwanted step back.

 

This Team will go 10-2

L's @Rutgers: after a 5-0 start and the week before the highly anticipated PSU night game in a conference road game played at night. Perfect recipe for a trap game upset.

@Michigan State, Sparty will reap the benefits of consecutive home games. Michigan will end the losing streak in the Horseshoe this season and the Bucks will beat MSU, but the Wolverine's upset loss against Rutgers will cost them a spot in Indianopolis. The Selection Committee will put the 10-2 Wolverines in the Cotton Bowl.

 

Which will set the Maize and Blue up for a huge 2015

 

Those who stay...

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Re:Your predictions for the '14 season - Wednesday, August 27, 2014 8:23 AM
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osu fired Cooper for consistently losing to their rivals.  Is that a path we are on?  I don't know.
 
Appy St. - W
@ND - W
Miami (OH) - W
Utah - W
Minnesota - W
@Rutgers - W
P$U - L
@M$U - L
Indiana - W
@NW - W
Maryland - W
@O$U - W
 
10-2, but could easily be 8-4.  So many questions about this team that need to be answered.
 


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Re:Your predictions for the '14 season - Wednesday, August 27, 2014 9:03 AM
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this season is very reminiscent of the 2011 season going 11-2. Low expectations not sure of positions and coming off a lackluster year. With that said the only prediction I am willing to make is that the offense will look better than last year. Like I said in a previous post wouldn't be surprised at 8-4 or 11-1.
 
 

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Re:Your predictions for the '14 season - Wednesday, August 27, 2014 9:24 AM
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AllIn4Michigan

Moving on doesn't appear to be a viable option if the Wolverines plan on winning on the elite level any time soon.
Brian at MGoBlog says it clearly here:


How do we get away from here?

Many of you aren't going to like my answer to this. It is: hold on to what we have and hope like hell. Transitions are awful. Michigan has suffered through two consecutive botched ones that left the roster in a state of strip-mined mid-majordom for the better part of a decade. The next one will either be run by Dave Brandon or an unknown person who has just arrived. With nothing approximating a terrific idea out there after Texas snapped up Charlie Strong, with zero reasonable, available Michigan Man™ options out there, the move appears to be to sit tight and hope.

That's just an opinion like anyone else's, and it isn't particularly new or wise.  Maybe Hoke is the right guy, but if so we haven't seen the proof yet.  You don't keep the wrong guy just because you're afraid of growing pains. This year should be his make or break.
 
Appy St. - W
@ND - L
Miami (OH) - W
Utah - W
Minnesota - W
@Rutgers - W
P$U - W
@M$U - L
Indiana - W
@NW - W
Maryland - W
@O$U - L
 
9-3, but the ND game is very close.  The only reason I went L is because it's a roadie, and its the last in the series for at least a while, so bragging rights are involved.  The next time Hoke comes out on the winning end of a big road game will be the first.  It should be an early referendum on how much this team has improved and if the new OC has been able to undo all Big Al's "work".  Can't even begin to project a bowl match-up in August, but 9-3 would probably mean Capital One or Outback, which is better than BW3, but also means a better opponent.
 
Like most, I wouldn't be surprised to see 10-2, or 7-5.  The only scenarios that would surprise me would be beating either MooU or tOSU on the road, or the wheels falling completely off and the team not qualifying for a bowl game. 
"We have to work harder."
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Re:Your predictions for the '14 season - Wednesday, August 27, 2014 10:20 AM
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http://espn.go.com/blog/b...-records-and-standings
 
ESPN bloggers throw in their 2 cents...
 
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Re:Your predictions for the '14 season - Wednesday, August 27, 2014 11:04 AM
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Austin Ward is an idiot.  The rest of the predictions I would say are about the norm.
 
 
 
Don't sleep on Iowa though.


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Re:Your predictions for the '14 season - Wednesday, August 27, 2014 11:17 AM
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Desmond seems to think we are a top 5 team. Lets hope he's right.
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Re:Your predictions for the '14 season - Wednesday, August 27, 2014 11:47 AM
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The only question mark on this team is the OL. And they can't be much worse than last year. Every other unit will probably be better than last year. If the OL is better than expected, watch out!
Good luck RR! Go Hoke! Go Blue!

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Re:Your predictions for the '14 season - Wednesday, August 27, 2014 11:57 AM
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Appy St. - W
@ND - W
Miami (OH) - W
Utah - W
Minnesota - W
@Rutgers - W
P$U - W
@M$U - L
Indiana - W
@NW - W
Maryland - W
@O$U - W

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Re:Your predictions for the '14 season - Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:20 PM
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wolverinefanalways


Desmond seems to think we are a top 5 team. Lets hope he's right.

 
I laughed so hard when I heard that I sharted myself a little.

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Re:Your predictions for the '14 season - Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:30 PM
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I'm gonna give my shock of the year prediction right here right now.....I'm not just prediciting a win in ELansing this season, I'm calling for a blowout! BOOM!
PUT THIS IN YOUR SAUSAGE PIPE AND SMOKE IT, ZJ!

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Re:Your predictions for the '14 season - Thursday, August 28, 2014 1:03 PM
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If our defense is as good as expected, then opposing offenses should be doing a lot of punting this year. And they'll be punting to... :~)
Good luck RR! Go Hoke! Go Blue!

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Re:Your predictions for the '14 season - Thursday, August 28, 2014 1:46 PM
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LBC-blue


If our defense is as good as expected, then opposing offenses should be doing a lot of punting this year. And they'll be punting to... :~)

 
a guy with a squiggly nose?


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Re:Your predictions for the '14 season - Thursday, August 28, 2014 3:26 PM
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WolvyMike


LBC-blue


If our defense is as good as expected, then opposing offenses should be doing a lot of punting this year. And they'll be punting to... :~)


a guy with a squiggly nose?


Yep!
Good luck RR! Go Hoke! Go Blue!

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Re:Your predictions for the '14 season - Thursday, August 28, 2014 8:02 PM
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LBC-blue


WolvyMike


LBC-blue


If our defense is as good as expected, then opposing offenses should be doing a lot of punting this year. And they'll be punting to... :~)


a guy with a squiggly nose?


Yep!

Ahhh early days of Fall are near....Football in the air, beer and brawts in the belly, UM football on the tube, and of course GM on the sidelines doing this......
 


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Re:Your predictions for the '14 season - Thursday, August 28, 2014 8:21 PM
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either he's related to John Holmes or he has one hell of a way of shooting craps.
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Re:Your predictions for the '14 season - Thursday, August 28, 2014 10:05 PM
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jsj_297


I'm gonna give my shock of the year prediction right here right now.....I'm not just prediciting a win in ELansing this season, I'm calling for a blowout! BOOM!
PUT THIS IN YOUR SAUSAGE PIPE AND SMOKE IT, ZJ!

31-13 MEEEEEECHIGAN!


 
I hope I'm wrong, but I just don't see the Michigan D holding Sparty to 13 points while also scoring 4 defensive TDs.
 
 
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Re:Your predictions for the '14 season - Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:23 PM
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zjgm02


jsj_297


I'm gonna give my shock of the year prediction right here right now.....I'm not just prediciting a win in ELansing this season, I'm calling for a blowout! BOOM!
PUT THIS IN YOUR SAUSAGE PIPE AND SMOKE IT, ZJ!

31-13 MEEEEEECHIGAN!



I hope I'm wrong, but I just don't see the Michigan D holding Sparty to 13 points while also scoring 4 defensive TDs.



That gif just made me giggle hard as s#!t.
Good luck RR! Go Hoke! Go Blue!

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Re:Your predictions for the '14 season - Friday, August 29, 2014 11:11 AM
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That's why I considered it a "SHOCK" of the year prediction. Almost go as far as to call it
A "bold" prediction........

+2 on the gif was funny

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Re:Your predictions for the '14 season - Friday, August 29, 2014 12:10 PM
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App St. - W
@ND - W
Miami (OH) - W
Utah - W
Minnesota - W
@Rutgers - W
PSU - W
@MSU - W
Indiana - W
@NW - L
Maryland - W
@Ohio -W!!!

We stub our toe at Northwestern! Hopefully not!
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Re:Your predictions for the '14 season - Friday, August 29, 2014 2:26 PM
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no major injuries and the o line improves: 11-1 or 10-2
 
o line still sucks and/or there are some major injuries: 8-4 or 7-5
 
shocking 1st week loss: everything goes to hell in a hand basket and they finish 3-9
 
really hard season to predict, mainly because of the o line being a big unknown.
 

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