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In the past, you may have heard Paul Finebaum talking about how Michigan fans think higher of their program and Jim Harbaugh than they should, well....... facts are facts.

 

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In the past, you may have heard Paul Finebaum talking about how Michigan fans think higher of their program and Jim Harbaugh than they should, well....... facts are facts.


Last I saw Michigan they were getting royally hammered by Felipe Frank's Florida led team. Let that soak in. I think the only reason they still have a national heartbeat was the recruiting class that I believe benefited immensely by the idea that Urban Meyer was finally gone. I think the Wolverines are one more loss to Ohio State from cutting ties with Harbaugh.
 

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And really. What has he done to be worth that money @TUSKtimes
Mouthy.....talks a good game.... Michigan fires him and he comes work for nick...lol
 

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Beyond overrated,,,,they love to bark about having the most wins....Championships are the barometer of the most successful programs.
 

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I consider them a blue blood, but they are the most overrated program in college football history with the Tejas Longhorns right behind them. One national championship in 50+ plus years and most of their titles were won back when Russia was ruled by the Tsar. At least Notre Dame won multiple titles in the last 60 years. Bo Schembechler is the Marty Schottenheimer of college football as well.

I will give them credit for being one of the more consistent programs in the last 50+ years for they have probably averaged about 8-10 wins a season since the 60s, but they have very little to show for their success outside of a split title with a Nebraska team that probably would have beat the shit out of them in 1997.
 

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tOS is his Daddy!
 

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My takeaway from that article - Bama is really really good:)

Looks to me like Michigan and the barn are about the same. I have never viewed them that way but the data makes it look that way.
 

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Back in the day, the Big Ten had a saying, Big 2 little 8. Meaning back in the day the Big Ten was really a bad football conference. It was easy for Michigan to shine in comparison. But through it all, way back to Woody Hayes, Ohio State has been collecting all the trophies that matter.
 

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they are the most overrated program in college football history with the Tejas Longhorns right behind them.
Really....may be ONE of the most.
But UGA is got to be the most in modern day football....
Never considered them over rated...or Texas... but could make a believer out of me...... but i will stick with UGA
 

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A blue blood that has really lost its luster. They haven't been ELITE in 20+ years. OVERRATED!!!!
 

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Even Bama.....from BEAR to Nick.....had a lot of success...and down time with the probations....
Stallings 92 NC...And at the near top in 91-94... others had Bama also winning and in top5-10...
That damn probation was the low of the low....
 

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Watching an elite Alabama team lose by 28 points in the CFP Championship game prevents me from commenting further ;)
 

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Looks to me like Michigan and the barn are about the same. I have never viewed them that way but the data makes it look that way.
Depends on which data you're perusing. As example, between '47 and '97 Michigan spent either 34 or 37 weeks ranked #1 in the AP poll. In Auburn's history they've spent nine weeks there.

(Side note: I believe Bama is at 118 or 119 to date.)
 

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Depends on which data you're perusing. As example, between '47 and '97 Michigan spent either 34 or 37 weeks ranked #1 in the AP poll. In Auburn's history they've spent nine weeks there.

(Side note: I believe Bama is at 118 or 119 to date.)
I was stating it based on the stats from the article: 1 loss seasons, championships, and 10 win seasons. But as I stated, my perception is/was that those two programs are not even in the same class. Still do not think so even though the data from the article has them about the same.
 

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@mando Do you happen to know how many back to back 10 win seasons Michigan has had over their years? I've never looked.

,they love to bark about having the most wins
What's crazy to me is if you think that their football fan base loves to bark, you should hear their softball fans. Their program is 20 years older than that of the Tide and you'd think they'd won the WCWS as many times as one of the PAC schools.
 

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But as I stated, my perception is/was that those two programs are not even in the same class. Still do not think so even though the DATA from the article has them about the same.
Lol...if you dont base it on data..... what would you base it on...perception is data based i would think.....
I don’t necessarily agree or disagree......but being rational...data would give you the answer
 

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..perception is data based i would think....
That reminds me of a great cliche' I came across.

There's a HUGE plot hole in reality: Every person carries around a device with access to the totality of human knowledge and yet people are constantly wrong about everything.
 

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