Mike Lantry, 1972
For those not quite over MSU loss - a list of some little brothers who had 15 minutes of fame, then back to the lower bunk.
King Richard and Prince John – Richard “the Lionheart” and “bad King” John
Albert Brooks and Bob Einstein (Super Dave Osborne)
Jimmy Carter and Billy Carter
Sly and Frank Stallone
The Gallagher Brothers (The one that smashed watermelons and the one that copied him)
Charlie Sheen (Wall Street, Platoon) Emelio Esteves (Mighty Ducks)
New hints from the Recruiting Roundup this morning lead me to believe (HOPE) that the mystery guest is Trey DePriest. "renewed interest".... "Michigan hasn't been very pertinent for him on the surface for quite some time"....."now he's giving them another look".
Trey was a life-long UM fan who never visited and then committed early to Alabama... fits Sam's narrative.
First, let me say, I am far from an offensive coordinator. There are times when I cannot effectively coordinate a bowl of cereal. I am puzzled somewhat at times, however, as to how "predictable" that Michigan's offense seems to be. Don't get me wrong, I understand that the entire offense is one giant innovation, I am not critizing the offense, it is an incredibly effective offense given the right personnel. If ran correctly by a quarterback who understands the system, it looks like a nightmare to defend.
However, has anybody else found a surprising lack of imagination with regard to the overall offensive playcalling out of our base sets. There seems to be very little motion from wide receivers, no use of the wide receivers in the back field, scarse use of the backs in the flat, and really not much to threaten a defense on the outside. When Michigan got into the redzone against State, it looked as though State knew what was coming, and Michigan's attack was very vanilla, kind of a cooler looking version of Lloyd's "handoff-handoff-fade" that produced so many memorable field goals (and touchdowns-I understand that it can be all that is necessary if you have the superior personnel).
I guess from a coach that I look at as a true offensive innovator, I thought that there our offense would look a little more dynamic in terms of the number of threats we have on the field and the way/extent that they are utlized. It would seem that we have the offensive personnel to keep the defense guessing, but instead we are feeding them the answer. Has anybody else felt this way on occassion? Is there more to come in terms of offensive versatility?
We always seem to do so much better with the noon starts. When it is a home game, don't we have the final say in the start time?
I submit that the average temperature for a noon start is significantly higher than a 3:30 start, therefore we should ALWAYS prefer the noon start.
I don't have access to the database that the mathlete has, but at least from my memory I'd be willing to bet an arm and a leg that we have a much higher winning percentage with noon starts (at Michigan Stadium). Maybe the Mathlete or Misopogon can put this theory to the test. This data (and my memory) could be biased by the fact that we schedule most patsies for noon starts though.
If you were wondering IOWA is a 3:30 pm start tomorrow :(
According to the game article (http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/highschool/football/os-hs-dp-evans...) Dee rushed for 178 yards on 8 carries and had 3 TD's. Some pretty nice runs on this video:
I love how defenders just seem to fall off of him. Looks like a pretty strong kid especially for a high schooler. Can't wait to see him in maize and blue.
Just wondering if anyone had any news on Furman or MRob. They are intriguing to me personally due to their athleticism, but I can't find any information regarding how they are both progressing. Usually you hear something regarding how some of the new guys are doing e.g. "player x has been really picking it up and looks like he will be a future stud" or something like that. Maybe the overall play of the defense is drowning out some of the usual news that trickles out of the program.
Spoiler Alert: I am not looking for an answer of "they are not ready to play", just an update on progress since I really liked both additions to our last class. No need to draw knives...