further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
With the plethora of offers going out I hesitated to single this one out for a post, but the kid's highlights are really impressive and we are by far his best offer to date.
According to Sam Webb this morning Rakeem already has a great relationship with coach Wheatley.
In Football, Stigma of Concussion Creates Incentives to Hide It - March 2nd Article in Chronicle of Higher Ed
March 2, 2015 - The Chronicle of Higher Education
By Brad Wolverton
This is an interesting read on concussions featuring a lead interview of Jeff Kutcher - photo below, Associate Professor of Neurology and Director of Michigan Neurosport.
Courtesy of Jeffrey Kutcher
After football players at Virginia Tech take big hits during games, the university’s medical staff performs a series of concussion tests on the sidelines, says P. Gunnar Brolinson, the team’s head physician.But before evaluating for concussion, he says, his staff members often look as well at a player’s shoulder, knee, or back, even if the player did not appear to suffer an injury there.
College athletes are intuitively at a greater risk for concussion than in HS due to the higher magnitude of impacts but this is not reflected in the historical incident data. That is changing if only incrementally. This article gets at some of the root cause for what might be an under reporting phenomenon due to the "toughness" culture, damaged goods concerns from players and hysteria from the media and fans.
This came up on my feed... thought I'd share.
Screw it, I'm posting this. Gregg Henson had a few "insider tips" from how practice has been progressing so far. I don't want to quote the whole thing and swipe clicks that I feel he deserves, so I'm going to link to it here:
Well, there. The stuff is pretty good.
Well, he did a nice thing by helping someone out:
Police: Jim Harbaugh helped a woman who crashed on I-94 today in Ann Arbor. He helped her out of her wrecked Jeep and gave her a coat.— Halston Herrera (@ClickOnHalston) March 3, 2015
PS He also really likes Judge Judy:
Big Congrats to Judge Judy on signing her contract extension thru 2020 from a Devout Fan!— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) March 3, 2015
Seems like a slow news week, so here's a short M-Live piece about the offensive side of the game.
Re: Methodical drives...
"In 2010, with Harbaugh running the team and Drevno coaching the offensive line, Stanford ranked third nationally in this category -- as 22 percent of the team's drives qualified as methodical.
That group also finished the year No. 2 nationally in offensive efficiency, running the same basic principles Harbaugh will install at Michigan."