"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."
Unverified Voracity Ran This With Navarre
Maybe someone could help me out with this, but I swear that I saw a clip of practice footage in which it looked like they ran the speed option. Granted, it ended in a fumble.
In the play I'm thinking of, Denard takes the snap from center, runs out to the left, and then pitches the ball to the RB who drops it on the ground.
Despite the lack of success of that play, I think the Speed option is a great weapon that could make Denard & Co. even more devastating than they are currently. You can run it under center, from shotgun, with that unbalanced line we saw a couple days ago.
I really hope we can pull this off!
I saw that too, but it was the very end of the play. To me though, it looked like a fake dive then pitch to the outside (not sure what that play is called).
I saw that too and pretty sure it was Hopkins. Maybe in BTN preview? But I'm not sure if it was actually an option or not...
I know exactly what play you're talking about. It wasn't a speed option but a misdirection play (fake FB Dive handoff and quick toss out to the RB - Hopkins was the one in the video).
I happened to have it still on the DVR and just watched. Good memory. It's as you described.
I was going to post the same thing...man you're quick
I thought I saw this as well, making it the only thing worthwhile about the BTN preview show.
I have been hoping for the speed option desperately since hearing of the new regime.
Because of this I wondered if I just imagined it or dreamed it being on the BTN.
I tend to imagine and dream a lot of things about Michigan football this close to the first game
It was on the BTN show! That's right!
Is that video available online anywhere?
I'm speechless. I'm awed at the implied respect.
Welcome to the Big Ten, Nebraska. Welcome.
It's equal parts respect and uncertainty. A lor of crazy stuff can happen between now and mid-November. Besides, Nebraska fans have no idea how well they're going to fair in the meaty Big Ten, and vice versa.
It looks like the poll might have been influenced by the mention on MGoBlog.
Are polls mentioned by MGoBlog ruled by the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle? -- You can't reference them without impacting the results, thereby making any reference to the current breakdown meaningless.
As for the uncertainty principle, the same could be said for any large, motivated group of people wanting to change things in the world, even in the most insignificant of ways.
I think Mike Hart will be to recruiting what Fred Jackson is to hyperbole. The king. Can't wait to watch him with a headset on for the next 50 years, 45 of those with Michigan.
^ this a thousand times. I see it like this:
- Three years on staff at EMU
- Two years RB coach for a Big XII/Big East contender
- Three years RB coach for M, taking over for a retired Fred Jackson, who, after four straight BCS championships, couldn't see the challenge anymore
- Five years OC for Brady Hoke, directing the offense of another five BCS championships
- 25 years head coach for M, with BCS championships in years 1, 2, 3, ..., 25
- Profit? Profit.
One of my biggest hopes for Hoke, aside from tremendous domination, is that he establishes a coaching tree so that some like Mike Hart (preferably Mike Hart) can take over seamlessly. This would be ideal rather than having to conduct more "nationwide" searches and trying to determine if someone is or is not a Michigan Man.
But we have a problem running the option - we need a legit threat at tailback.
The way MSU beat us last year was on every Zone Read they made Denard hand off. They lived with whatever yards the tailback got, and figured that was better than Denard running. They were right. (ND did this incorrectly, they made Denard keep it figuring they could hit him every time, hurt him, and Win! 502 yards later...)
I like the option concepts, and oftenuse them in NCAA 12, but we're going to need a running back to step up in order for them to be effective
Sex! Aww Yeah...
The speed option is a very different play than the zone read option. In the speed option, the tailback has already gotten to the outside when he receives the pitch. He's got a full head of steam and the defense generally has to make an open-field tackle to stop him. You don't have to be a great RB to be an effective pitch guy. (You do need a very effective QB though, which we have.) You just need a guy with decent hands and some acceleration.
The ZRO asks more of a tailback. He gets the handoff from basically a standing position and has to get to the corner on his own. You've got to have a back with very quick feet to make it work.
I think the speed option is a great play. The main potential danger is the possibility of fumbling. It's a play you have to work on a ton in practice to get the timing down. And obviously, the QB has to make good judgments.
through my nose after reading how hood,Wildcats coach Pat Fitzgerald sounds.
Further proof how hip-hop/the streets has entered *mainstream* amercia...this example was simply def...
When or if it will ever happen, but the day Mike Hart joins the Michigan family once again will be the day I throw a personal parade in his honor. And just because I've been watching this multiple times as of late, I wanted to share some amazing old footage of #20 from the good ol' days:
Could that be renamed Group of Death, meaning is death an option? I hate all those teams!
Is the beard going to be a permanent fixture?
Also, no way Hart is a RB coach at Michigan before sir Wheatley (unless he steps up to a coordinator position). Wheatley knows Detroit, recruits Detroit, has several years coaching on Hart and he was a better running back. there.
I kind of agree. Mostly for the recruiting angle though. I would love to see him come here.
It may be his evil twin.
Mirror Spock wasn't that sinister compared to the others. But I wouldn't mind seeing Hoke apply the agonizer to certain "journalists." No, F that, just throw them in the agony booth.
It looks like Brady Toke is trying to remember the melody to Funky Town.
is being shown on a microfiche
and it flips you off part way through!
Brian, you'll be entering the Pick Six contest, too, right? RIGHT?
Spit my beer out when I saw the Hoke pic and Towlie right below it! He looks like one tired, tired man.
at the Wolverine.com?
because Mgoblog respects grammar.
if this shirt wasn't so awful in the first place.
Watch the center.....that should give you an idea of how athletic the heavies really are. That is a great block.
If you're into Michigan Hype Videos, check this:
Michigan Football 2011: Year of Retribution - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVvjIedxFsU
"The temporary trophy will be briefly labeled "interim" until that hurts recruiting; then it will be not interim, but not hired, either."
Is Hoke growing a goatee?
If so, is this another bright idea from the marketing department?
Focus groups show that women & small children (who have consistently been denied an adorable collegiate mascot) identify more with a bearded head football coach.
It's just the first step in tranforming Hoke INTO Michigan's mascot . . . the beloved Grizzly Adams.
Don't forget to bring a towel!
poll on Corn Nation's preview is heavily favoring Michigan to win. I wonder why that is...........
I like seeing hoke all grizzled and manly like that.
Also it's great to hear Hatch is making such progress in his recovery, being in plane crash is pretty intense, two no less.
in the 4th quater against Nebraska? Not bad. Granted, they sucked back then (5-7, with some downright humiliating losses), but not bad.
That was the year they lost to Kansas 76-39.
How one scores 39 points and still loses by 30 is beyond me.
How does one score 67 and barely win by 2? I think we can sympathize with Nebraska fans. I just hope our resurgence is as successful as theirs.