alternate headline: man does job
The best (only.) job types applicable to this board: A job at the University of Michigan Athletic Department.
The Athletic Communications Coordinator serves as the communications specialist for the football program and works directly with the U-M administrators, coaches, and student-athletes. [...] This individual has a range of responsibilities that includes writing, editing, designing, archiving, event management, facilitating interview requests and suggests story ideas to various media outlets about the football program.
There are qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, public relations or related field.
- Minimum of 5-8 years related experience in communications and sports information/media relations.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Able to handle difficult and challenging issues/situations immediately.
There are other prefered qualifications as well. Good luck to those interested.
Scott Draper, former U-M Assistant AD and Dir. of Football Ops and mentioned in the same regard that I am on this board here
has apparently left the program. Been rumored for a long time and apparently happened tonight.
Regards from Bolivia.
However, there IS somebody I am reminded of when I think of Denard playing in a Pseudo Pro-Set West Coast...
Except FASTER, and with a stronger overall arm.
I know that sounds heretical, but just remember the FITS he gave us for years. Denard could be our Troy Smith in a west coast, but so much better. Tell me that would be bad.
Good to see y'all again. 3 star DE/TE from right outside Columbus.
**He's deciding tomorrow**
From Allen Trieu: Keith Heitzman from Hilliard-Davidson, a Vanderbilt commitment. I saw it posted elsewhere that he was committed. That is not the case yet according to my sources. He has been offered though and is interested. He could play tight end or a defensive end. I tend to think with the new offense, getting a TE commit is important so my guess would be there.
The following article appeared on TheWolverine.com. Most of it is just fluff about a current Ball State player who is positive and Hoke and Kecklinski (WR Coach).
The part that I found interesting was the last 2 paragraphs:
Orsbon also shared a little scoop on strength and conditioning coach Aaron Wellman while noting that BSU's current strength coach, Mark Naylor, is leaving his current position to join Wellman at Michigan.
"He's not a huge Olympic lifts coach," Orsbon said. "They stress squats and bench press but it's a lot of controlled lifts and heavy sets. They want to get you bigger, stronger, tougher and more explosive to help with your speed."
What I find interesting about this (but only because I am a weight lifter) was that Wellman is not all that into the Oylmpic lifts. This seems to be diametrically opposed to the Barwis philosophy, in which Olympic lifts were the focus. Both Wellman and Barwis are highly respected, but they appear to employ very different styles. My own personal opinion is that both styles have their merits.
My personal opinion (and while I am pretty into this stuff, nobody is lining up to pay me $250,000 a year to do run their S&C program) is that the Olympic lifts work best for O and D linemen. Why? These position players primarily rely on an initial burst of speed/power. This is most directly mirrored by the Olympic style of lifting.
Wide receivers, RBs and defensive backs, on the other hand, require a more sustained burst which certainly benefits from Olympic lifting, but also benefits from controlled, heavy sets. I could go into a discussion of type A / type b muscle fibers, but it would inspire a round of "tl/dr" replies.
Anyone else have any thoughts on this?
In a recent interview, Mattison mentioned he was going to watch a bunch of film to see how our guys play defense. When I thought about that comment, I realized that they should probably hide the sharp objects when this activity occurs. I sort of imagine some Raiders of the Lost Ark face melting happening as he observes the missed tackles, crazy alignments for down and distance, blown assignments, etc.
Since I am going with some old school face melting, what does the board think will happen?