is there such a thing as an etsy genuis? if so, this is it.
As UM fans we have grown up under the mantra of toughness and hard work as taught to us by Bo Schembechler. It has been very good to us, but I thought it interesting when I heard about Oklahoma St only using half of their alloted practice time during the year. It made no sense to me and I thought it must have been a mistake but this latest article seems to indicate the same thing and it also says they never tackle to the ground. Obviously Oklahoma St is out performing their talent so it has worked for them, but it just seems so crazy.
I give him credit for out of the box thinking, but I won't say he's built a better mouse trap until he fixes that defense. Maybe offense works with minimal hitting, but defense doesn't? I don't know and we won't be finding out at Michigan anytime soon. I think Heiko should ask Hoke if he thinks tackling is a waste of time.
What do you make of this?
BREAKING: Pac-12 and Big Ten enter scheduling agreement. All 12 teams playing an inter-league football game starting 2017.
More information sure to be forthcoming but this has been picked up by a lot of people and could very well be the big news expected today.
Personally I think this is a great move for both conferences to get some high-profile home/away games going in a B1G-ACC Challenge type format.
Edit: Link for more info. Big items:
- Cross-Promoting each other's stuff on the conference tv networks
- Football not the only sport to be involved
- May keep B1G at 8-game conference schedule, per Delany
Of Michigan interest:
Adam Breneman up to #32
Logan Tuley-Tillman from unranked to #38
Shane Morris stayed at #12
Dymonte Thomas moved down a spot to #36
Laquon Treadwell checks in at #68
Scroll down on the link to find team-by-team schedules. I post this mainly to point out how much A&M and Missouri are going to dillute the SEC brand. For example, Florida's schedule:
Sept. 8: at Texas A&M
Sept. 15: at Tennessee
Sept. 22: KENTUCKY
Oct. 6: LSU
Oct. 13: at Vanderbilt
Oct. 20: SOUTH CAROLINA
Oct. 27: vs. Georgia (Jacksonville)
Nov. 3: MISSOURI
There are probably three teams on that schedule that will finish with eight wins and five doormat to meh level teams. I really hope the Big 10 doesn't make the same mistake and add a couple of teams that don't enhance its brand just for the sake of addition.