what a concept
Tennessee is not recruiting well just because they got 18 dudes
The media got a chance to talk to Michigan Offensive Coordinator Calvin Magee earlier today. Note from his press conference follow.
what a concept
If he ends up being the starter (or 1B) he will be yet another RichRod recruit who was rated at the bottom of his recruiting class, and yet won a starting position. And if you look at the bottom three of his class, it goes Omameh, Odoms, Cox. Anyone still doubt what RR is doing with recruiting?
Didn't he commit to Lloyd?
You're right. My mistake. Neg me into oblivion.
Can we neg you into Bolivian instead?
Yeah. Cox's recruitment was really interesting since he was a total whodat who showed up at camp and got an offer over instate top 100 guy Jonas Gray despite Gray running something like a 4.3 and being big as hell. Everyone panicked.
Let's not get into that again.
Did we ever find out how many Jr Days Michigan was having?
the thread, what a joke. Some people deserve sharps pains in their back each time Conway makes a catch in his Michigan career.
While widely considered top in-state RB prospect of 2008 recruiting year, he was basically ignored by Carr and his staff and only got an offer late in the summer. Committed to Nebraska before switching to Notre Dame. Fumbled in the 2009 Michigan/Notre Dame game.
Somehow I keep getting less fearful of the future. This plus the spring rumor mill posts seem almost not-apocalyptic this year. That plus some level up depth would be fantastic developments.
between last year and Year Three."
Can anybody who is good at math tell me what that would equal?
from 109th to 59th in total offense, from 101st to 41st in scoring offense.
That would be my guess.
they will be ranked above #1. It's never happened before, in case you were wondering.
we shall be 9th in total offense and -21st in scoring offense. simple as that. i can say this with confidence since i was a math major at UM
lingo...perhaps another "Shall" or possibly throw in a "'Twill". Maybe add a "Blessed"and a "Hencforth"? That way, I could not only be impressed with your math skills but also with the drama.
odd words shall be banished forthwith whilst another post which them giveth proper adulation commenceth. I bid thee it commence, my good sir.
I'm getting 32nd in total offense, and 17th in scoring offense.
But, I don't have my TI-89 at the moment, so I could be wrong.
This is right.
Total offense percentile in 2008 = 91.6 (109/119)
Total offense percentile in 2009 = 49.6 (59/119)
Change, 2008-2009 = -45.8% [(49.6 - 91.6) / 91.6 * 100]
Predicted total offense percentile in 2010 = 26.9 (49.6 * -.458 + 49.6)
Predicted total offense rank = 32.0 (.269 * 119)
Scoring offense percentile in 2008 = 84.9 (101/119)
Scoring offense percentile in 2009 = 34.5 (41/119)
Change, 2008-2009 = -59.4% [(34.5 - 84.9) / 84.9 * 100]
Predicted scoring offense percentile in 2010 = 14.0 (34.5 * -.594 + 34.5)
Predicted scoring offense rank = 16.7 (.140 * 119)
Score one for calc.exe and Post-It's.
I'm starting to get really excited about our wide receiver corps, especially Roundtree because of how he stepped up at the end of last year. I saw Taylor Lewan on campus yesterday and they are definitely not lying when they say that he is a very large human being.
Assuming the offensive improvement improves by the same percentage amount, Michigan would go from scoring 29.50 points per game (#41) to 42.98 points per game (would be #4 to last year's competition).
Offensive production on a per-play basis would improve from 5.61 yards per play (#59) to 7.14 yards per play (#2 to last year's competition).
Obviously, those would be fucking fantastic numbers.
about the competition in practice. Having quality back-up players pushing the starters will make a huge difference come this fall. If you have to fight for everything at practice then that is only going to make you better prepared to play on Saturday.
Add to that, in the unfortunate case of an injury, that the dude coming in got edged out for a spot via competition. And maybe only got edged out by a whisker. Previously it occasionally seemed that the dude coming in never had a prayer of seeing the field unless the only good guy at his position hit the deck.
that both RichRod and Magee (who impressed me in the video) seem to be all about the fun. Given the pressure that is on the coaches, keeping the pressure OFF of the kids is critical. Says really good things about the staff, RichRod esp.; he's nowhere near losing heart.
without a table full of baked goods in the background.
You gotta like this guy!
It would be a great ESPN/Hartford Courant/DN story line if Mike Cox rushes for 100+ yards and 2 TDs versus UConn. He was another one of those state players that got away from Randy Edsall, blah, blah, blah.....over to you Bill Fralic, I mean, Mark May....
that's why you see Drew Sharp inching his way over to them. See his elbow? He's about to snatch a few and take off running.
Drew Sharp seems more like the walking while wheezing type.
hey may have tried to start running but only made it a few feet before getting to that point. For all we know he may have keeled over at the door.
Elliot Mealer playing.
That is full of win.
He got some snaps in the Western Michigan game last year. There was a big Outside The Lines piece on it.
Cox in for a score
Cox is big for Michigan
Cox slides in between defenders
at least several times a game
can we get Cox going deep down the seam?
Cox hits the hole with authority.
count on Depth and Taxes.Wait, what day is it?
Can't wait for him to destroy some Huskies September 4th.
The conventional wisdom around here that Tate's shoulder has been banged up (explaining his allegedly poor play) but for some reason Magee never mentions the injury. RR didn't in his injury report, either. Either they're covering something up, or the conventional wisdom is a little off.
He'll have to go through Bob Wojonowski to get them. Wojo takes his doughnuts very seriously.
People have speculated. But I feel strongly the other way, if it was acting up I feel they would shut him down for the spring or limit what he does in practice - further we would hear about it from the coaching staff.