"What (Michigan coaches) told me is that they're focusing on point guards right now, but if anything opens up, they'll definitely come back on and recruit me as hard as they were," said Towns
Just because we like to kill newspaper memes around here, I did a short analysis concerning the assertion that Brady Hoke's foreknowledge of the words to "The Victors" would translate to wins:
M head coaches who needed to be taught the words to "The Victors" on attaining the job:*
|Yost, Fielding H.||204||165||29||10||0.833||10||6|
|Schembechler, Bo †||247||194||48||5||0.796||13||0|
M head coaches who already knew the words on assuming the reigns:
|Crisler, Fritz ‡||90||71||16||3||0.806||2||1|
Needed to be Taught: 381-101-16 (79.05%), 6 national championships
Knew Song Already: 412-178-17 (69.83%), 5 national championships
Conclusion: It probably doesn't make a difference.
* Didn't count guys pre-1899 since song wasn't written yet
† Bo knew the song from his days as a grad assistant at OSU, but famously needed Revelli to walk in and teach him the correct words and tone. "It really sucks if you don't sing it right."
‡ Crisler heard it played many times while coaching at Chicago and Minnesota - I couldn't find the link but I'm basing this off an anecdote
After today's press conference I couldn't help but think of the potential this team has to be the next 1969 team. In both cases, after about a decade of consistently losing to Ohio, we bring in a coach that was raised there. The Game will also be played in Ann Arbor. Much like the 1969 team, this 2011 team will also have the talent to compete. Here's to Hoke and THE TEAM! Let's Go Blue!
per halftime interview.
met with him today and will meet with him again tomorrow.
Just curious who the players that made it to the presser were, anyone have any idea? I wish the cameras would have panned the room, I would have liked to see how many people were there. Side note: MBB is looking great right now!!
Hoke has said that he is against zone blocking being an offenses main blocking scheme. I hope he realizes that that you can run power football out of spread formations. Nevada does it out of the pistol and Auburns base running plays are the power and counter, which are used by all pro style teams.
Here is a link on Auburns offense http://offensivebreakdown.blogspot.com/search/label/Gus%20Malzahn
I hope that Hoke and Borges decide to incorperate some spread power running game into their offense, so we can increase our chances of keeping Denard.
I know it is early, but I would like to hear some oppinions. I was just playing NCAA Football 11 in dynasty mode (Using Michigan of course, but under SDSU playbook.) I'm starting Stephon Hopkins at runningback, and I personally think he would be a great option for starting runningback next year because of the power he would bring to the spot. Any thoughts? What other postition changes might we see in the roster with the CC?