in town for free camps
Tennessee just left adidas and will officially begin with Nike tomorrow.
Their alternate uniformz have leaked and uh....yikes
Hopefully this isn't in violation of the MGoUniformzOrdinance code. But since tomorrow is the day and Tennessee is back in Nike.....
The entire 1986 michigan replay is now up. Hard to believe that Michigan was 4 points away from going a perfect 12-0. Enjoy.
Received an email from the Alumni Association today regarding ticket and travel packages to the Utah game from Sept. 2-4. Pretty pricey at $2,289.00 for a single.
It's been a while since I've updated people on what I've been doing lately. Today is seeming to be a slow day what with the holiday weekend approaching, and yesterday was extremely slow as well, so figured it was a good time to put up some football content.
I've done a few posts regarding technique. The first is about press technique at a high level. Michigan and MSU do things a little bit different than Ash does at OSU, but at a high level they are very similar (both Durkin and Dantonio come from Saban lineage, and their approach is slightly different at times and given certain situations, but the basics are the same). I try to break it down based off a coaching clinic video from Chris Ash in his time at ISU
I also look at the difference between form tackling and rugby tackling. Rugby tackling is the new rage with the Seahawks using it and now OSU. I think both can work, and it's the extra attention paid to be fundamentally sound that truly helps defenses. But I break down how to do both and make them safe.
I posted a link to Minnesota's basic offense, which features the RB between the tackles, slots and WRs on jet sweeps to get outside, and play action off of these looks to threaten deep. It's a simple but sound approach and is difficult to defend because of it.
I also looked at Michigan and OSU and how they utilize a tunnel screen package. Harbaugh prefers bubble screens but will on occasion run a tunnel screen; however, he prefers traditional RB screens as far as slow developing screens are concerned.
I've also started my look into the Cover 4, starting with the basic cover variations that defenses will use. For instance, while MSU primarily runs MEG coverage, they will on occasion switch it up and run MOD or another type. Worth a look if you're interested on how you can give the same look but confuse the QB. In the coming week or so, I plan on looking at how defenses can use box defenders in different alignments and with different leverages to help the coverage because getting into how the back 4 can change their width and depth to help mitigate some of the issues they face. This will culminate in a look at how MSU may adjust their defense against spread oriented teams to help their safeties cover the slot.
Lastly, I looked at most of the B1G Spring Games, and did some coaching points to focus on some of the strengths and weaknesses I saw. The spring games are nice because they give you a rare glipse of some of the depth of other teams, though they are time consuming to look at both sides of the ball simultaneously and break it down.
5 minute interview from Maize & Blue News
Harbaugh and Durkin were on an official visit to recruit Connor's older brother Trent to Stanford in 2009. The boys' mother went into labor and so Harbaugh and Durkin stayed behind to babysit while mom and dad went to the hospital.
They were there for several hours babysitting six kids, including then 8 year old Connor. They played chess and drank milk.
Connor is now a 4* WDE.