For those of us who were unable to attend, how was the clinic? Give us some info...Hoke, Mattison, Fred Jackson hyperbole, etc.
"...don't believe something because an "expert" is saying it. Believe it because of the evidence."
if you can stomach the ramblings of ERoc, CoachBT, MaizeMan and that cast of characters, GBMW has quite a few write ups from the weekend. You may have to register to read the message board.
I think their goal is to make each sentence truly excellent, which is a recipe for failure regardless of who's doing the writing.
I wish their goal was to write in English first. Baby steps to excellence.
Anyone want to copy/paste some of the info? I tried signing up, but I guess they have to manually accept you as a forum member to see the message board.
i ain't joinin another message board this year. thanks in advance.
Even after joining I somehow don't have permissions to view the forums, so I can still only see the forum titles and who started them.
Sweet. A blog you must register for yet still don't get to read/participate. What next? Cars you must fill up with $4/gallons of gas that you aren't permitted to drive?
they have to manually approve you after you have registered. I was approved the next morning after I registered. There is one really good, although long, write-up about this weekend's practices. It sounds like the defense is starting to pick it up a bit. Big Will sounds like he is gaining some confidence.
If you can stomach the MANBALL vibe, here's a Freep account:
You might get the impression that the prior staff spent most of its time insulting Michigan HS coaches. :)
GBMW has taken a lot of deserved grief over the years. However, they have an editor now, and frankly their eyewitness accounts of practice have been outstanding.
There also is a poster over there who provided comprehensive information about the entire coaches' clinic and practices from last Thursday-Saturday. it's the longest post I've ever read on a message board (took about 10 minutes), but it's outstanding and "non-partisan."
I would recommend registering. The information is worthwhile if you're a Michigan football fan.
Very much agree. From what I can tell there hasn't been anything of comparable substance posted on this blog this spring, so beggars shouldn't be choosers when it comes to great information and insight.
We was at the practice.
We was not drinking the koolaid and some of the players looked good and some not so good and others as well did to or not.
Some of the players was excited about practice again after being not so excited with the previous staff and others was excited to.
Even though we at GBMVTRCVTWolverine was at the practices last year and we thought it was pretty good, this year it felt different than when RR and staff was there. Listen we don't drink the koolaid so if you want all of the information we give you to be roses and lollipops, you can go to other sites where they have an agenda unlike we have not to have.
Devin Gardner isn't giving up easy he still has a fight in him and even though Denard is the number one quarterback don't expect the job to be just given to him either. We was there and seen what we seen so maybe you like it and maybe you don't but if you was there you would know we was there.
Wait. Why are you posting this here instead of on GBMW's front page?
Thanks for the insight but remember the rules regarding paywalled info.
Clinic was awesome. There is a big difference between this defensive staff and last year's defensive staff. Spent some time with coaches on both sides of the ball. Through the first two days of practice, thursday and friday, the D looked overmatched and undertalented, but on saturday they showed up big time. At the clinic last year I don't believe the 1st D ever stopped the 1st O. During saturday's scrimmage, the 1st D started with two big interceptions(great plays by Cam Gordon and Carvin Johnson). They also stopped the offense on the next two possessions. I was really impressed.
Players who were standouts during practice and scrimmage:
Defense: Gordon, Johnson, Martin, Roh
Offense: Roundtree and the rest of the WR group, no one back was great over the others, and the OLine had a lot of trouble protecting the QB