i would find this more credible if it was about Tom Crean
ESPN posted an article highlighting some of the rules changes that have been proposed by the NFL's competition committee. At the top of the list:
Significant changes to the use of video replay, including reviewing all fouls called by game officials, will be proposed by the NFL's competition committee at next week's owners meetings.
The committee is presenting a proposal by the Detroit Lions that would permit the instant replay system to correct an officiating error. That would include such controversial calls as pass interference.
To which I say, "no thank you". Can you imagine, after every penalty flag is thrown, having to wait for a replay to verify that the correct call was made? The game would be insufferable to watch. There would hardly be any flow at all. Terrible proposal, Detroit.
Other changes mentioned in the article:
- Placing fixed cameras on all boundary lines (proposed by the Patriots). I think this makes sense, and am surprised it's taken this long to be suggested.
- Moving the PAT to the 15-yard line
- Guaranteeing both teams a possession in OT, even if the first team scores a TD.
- Give teams that successfully convert a 2-point conversion the chance to immediately add another point from midfield. I have no idea what this means.
This morning, Sam Webb talked with Marcus Ray for almost an hour on Michigan's spring practice. They discussed how practices were run, including the differences between this year and what was done under Hoke, and then did a position by position analysis, including going into a great deal of depth of the three QB's, Morris, Speight and Malzone.
These are on today's WTKA podcasts at this link:
Look for "Marcus Ray In-Studio (and a segment number).
Marcus Ray hopes to be able to announce the spring game and has attended practice to become familiar with the team. This was by far the most informative piece I've yet to come across on how Harbaugh does things, player development and where the team is headed. I was very encouraged by what I heard.
Here is an interesting article in Slate about a lawsuit against Pop Warner.
After reading the article I don’t think she can win though it is an interesting legal argument. If she did win Pop Warner would likely be done in the next few years due to skyrocketing insurance cost. Regardless of the outcome of this case more legal action against football is likely to occur in future years. This makes me wonder when youth and high school football administrators will come to the conclusion that it’s not worth it due to the liability risk.
Do you think our grandkids will wonder what football is as they attend the big lacrosse match at Michigan Stadium?
The first step in fixing a problem is realizing you have a problem. Coach Baxter seems to be horrified by Michigan's special teams play and aims to fix it.
Didn't see this on the board. Posted mainly because we don't hear much from Baxter or about special teams in general.
Last episode of the season covers the teams run in the big ten tourney against Illinois and Wisconsin. Some info on spring practice with the QBs and WRs. Interviews with Chesson and assistant coach Jedd Fisch. There will be a spring football epsiode next week. Enjoy and always GO BLUE!!
Drink up MGoBloggers. Your video for St. Patrick's day is here.
- Showed pretty even snaps for the quarterbacks in the clips. Deveon with a nice truck. Malzone with a nice roll out and chuck to Norfleet.
- Little spotlight on O and D lines.
- Grbac and Carr highlighted. No interviews unfortunately.
- Of note to headgear enthusiasts/WD, Harbaugh is now sporting the adidas version of the Bo hat:
- Really too short of a video. Give us some more footage Ed!
I'd follow Mama G Bush on Twitter, she had some pictures from practice today up.
Edit: Angelique posted some video of Baxter's interview. Talks about the academic gameplan. Hope we get to hear more about the Bomb Squad.