if you seek an image of the most Wisconsin OL ever, enter here
I searched for an answer to this question on MGoBlog but didn't find anything...
It really bothered me that Ohio State was able to walk up to the line of scrimmage and call plays based on Michigan's defensive formation in the 2012 edition of The Game. Ohio changed plays numerous times even after Michigan made adjustments and/or froze our sub-optimal alignment by having Braxton Miller go under center immediately and then stand there for the entire play clock.
Is this a common tactic? I don't remember seeing a team run this as painfully effectively as Ohio did last year. This wasn't a simple huddle, walk up to the line, then audible. They literally saw the entire defensive setup, then adjusted their play at will for what seemed like the entire game. Obviously you can only do this at home, and not on the road.
Any further thoughts about how to counter this move? Ever see another team do this? Wanted to ask before the 2013 season started.
Hoke: Referenced the 3 J's (Jeremy + Joe + Jehu) as rotational replacements at WR for Darboh. Has no problem with rotating. #Team134Camp— Michigan Football (@umichfootball) August 22, 2013
Hoke: Starting center still not determined #Team134Camp— Michigan Football (@umichfootball) August 22, 2013
Hoke: Shane Morris participated in scrimmage today with 1's and 2's. He will backup Devin Gardner. #Team134— Michigan Football (@umichfootball) August 22, 2013
Also from today, Brady Hoke says Dennis Norfleet will be Michigan's primary kick and punt returner.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) August 22, 2013
And MGoBlog rejoiced.
I did not see this in the comments to the other post and if it is not "post worthy" fell free to delete.
Here is a BTN highlight video of "Tommy" Brady addressing the Michigan team:
(someone else has to embed I guess)
Here is the full speech with Hoke introduction - UM approved version: http://www.mgoblue.com/allaccess/?media=400277&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=tweets&utm_content=twitter_1377197787
Highlight? - His single greatest football achivement? Being Voted Michigan Captain.
While making a rude joke about mGrowOld's age yesterday*, I found myself wondering about the demographics of the blog. I also wondered about this in the last day or two when a number of people said they were at Michigan in the late part of the last decade, which struck me as not too long ago to have still been in college...So, do we have information on the age, sex, place of residence, school (Michigan or other), hand orientation (left, right, amphibious), preferred pagan god, etc. of the average Mgoblog reader? I vaguely remember something that Brian posted saying that we're a bunch of men, but I don't recall much beyond that.
EDIT: See Seth's post below. One snapshot of the readership showed us to be, speaking very generally, a group of 30-something Eurasian men. We were reasonably diverse in terms of age, race, income, and having or not having kids. In terms of gender, we were...not so balanced.
*If it makes you feel better, mGrowOld, you have a lovely wife, while I am left in the same place as Mexican Milhouse.
It’s been over a day now and I’m still really freaking out about Michigan’s WR situation since Darboh went down. I mean, I can’t even get any work done anymore. How has Michigan been so unlucky this offseason with injuries, position switches, everything? I mean, the coaches are still switching people’s positions two weeks before the season! Gah! Anyway, I’ve looked over the WR core again and again on mgoblue and I just didn’t see anyone that could be that big bodied WR like Darboh could. I mean, I know Darboh probably wasn’t going to be Braylon this year, but he was primed to help take Michigan’s passing attack to the next level.
But then I got to looking, and I couldn’t believe no one had brought it up yet. Scanning over the entire rosters, there is one person that can be a similar, probably even better WR than Darboh would have been this year: Devin Gardner. Gardner showed great flashes of being a capable WR in high school and early last season. That sort of playmaker would garner huge success for this offense IMO. The obvious solution is to put DG at WR.
Why not just throw Morris into the fire. Morris has a high ceiling and a really strong arm. He’s a lot like a freshman level Chad Henne. It worked great back then with him and Braylon, and I’d expect similar results this time around. Morris to Gardner, I think that’s the answer. So, fellow MGoBloggers and Michigan football crazies, what do you think of moving DG back to WR and throwing Morris into the fire?
the article says that Gardner didn't have enough attempts to qualify for their QBR ranking. however, if he had, he would've lead the nation, with a tenth of a point higher than manziel. also talks about the emergence of gallon. nothing we don't already know, but just another way to measure his success last year.