Not sure what's up with the crappy interlaced video from mgoblue the last two days. If it's like that tomorrow I'll deinterlace it myself.
this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
Different music for the intro
change is refreshing, i guess, but i'm not a fan. this one sounds whiny. ew.
Yeah, that music sucks. It made me feel like bad news was coming.
I was in a calculus 2 homework group with Mark, he's a great guy.
Here's to hoping he destroys on the right side this year!
Holy cow, he's majoring in naval architecture and marine engineering?! AND starting tackle?
I had Mechanical Engineering 240 with him a couple summers ago. Quiet kid in the classroom and I never mustered the nerve to talk to him, but he seems like a smart guy.
Granted, it was only for a single session, but he knew the material well enough that he didn't really need my help. It's nice to see former students make great things of themselves.
I tutored him for Calc III and DiffEQ. Not that he's dumb or anything, but yeah...he needed some help with those classes.
Needing help in DiffEQ does not make you dumb. Hell, failing DiffEQ doesn't make you dumb.
and I didn't realize it until the day of the final exam when he was talking about the upcoming bowl trip. Here's hoping he makes it 2 straight!
Partial diff eq sucks so bad. One of the hardest classes I have taken here so far at Michigan. But Mark seems like the man, he is playing right tackle I am assuming. Do you know if our starting o-line is Lewan, Omameh, Molk, Barnum, Huyge? What happened to Rocko Khoury?
I love the power play, and I hope we see it a ton this year. Sprinkle in some play action and such, and we might not even need to run Denard very much the first few games. I really think we could get a good power game going and dominate people at the LOS. We've got an experienced O-Line that made things happen last year.
Big expectations for the offensive line this year. I think they should be the best group in the Big 10.
I never know how to feel about the DL stuffing those power runs. I want to be excited that our DL looks impressive, but then I want to be sad because our running game is failing.
Just be happy that if the DL is stepping up, it will only make the OL better in the end. And vice versa. It's a fruitless effort at this point to judge. We'll have an answer to how good each unit actually is in the near future.
in nomal times, the defense should always be stronger at this point in camp. DL things to do: tackle guy with ball, look out for screen OL things to do: read defense, learn lanes, find guy to block, complete said block, running back finds the hole you've created. Much higher learning curve on the OL. We'll be fine.
Without going back to look, I believe a couple of those power runs getting stuffed were starters and rotation players going against practice team-level players. So that might be part of it.
Based on last year, I'd rather see the defense stuffing the run.
I would guess we'll allow more sacks than we did last season, but I think this will be Michigan's best offensive line in the last five or six years.
I disagree, it's a very good game, but I think Donkey Kong is the best game ever.
Mortal Kombat for Sega Genesis is the best game ever.
Good to see Hawthorne (and one other I couldn't tell who) step up and make a nice hit on Hopkins.
So ends my own internal debate as to how this guy's name is properly pronounced. Whenever Brian has said Huyge's name on the radio, he's always said "HI-gee." That always struck me as something that couldn't possibly be right.
In Dutch last names, the vowel combo of ui or uy is pronounced like a long i. For example, I had a friend in hs whose last name was Bruinsma, pronounced "brines-ma." Its also common for Dutch last names to end in "huis" pronounced like "hice." I don't know if Huyge is Dutch, but he's from GR so it's highly likely.
Great explination. I never thought twice about how to pronounce Huyge's name, but, my last name is Dutch.
"Yeah, it got a little fiesty there in the one-on-ones". Yeah, baby!
Gets my morning off to a good start!
I like how the guys are battling up front...even got into a little shuffle...the funny thing about that is the Lions had a scuffle in practice yesterday as well ....so I guess are guys are like NFL lineman
I know this has been brought up on other count down to kickoffs but it really seemed like Mark Huyge was taller on the video today. Is our offensive line that big or is DK really not 17 feet tall?
I hate to say this but his mannerisms/laugh reminds me of Seth Rogan... anyone?
a little bit like a giant version of seth rogan. seems like a good dude though!
Karsch and Huyge confirm that all weight gain/loss is good. I like. Also, I was surprised to hear that Molk is a jokester. I always imagined he would eat your face if you weren't fucking hitting people at all times.
Hopefully Huyge's comment about most of the plays are very similar to last year will calm the people who are worried about what Borges is doing.
Can do it, AND are willing to do it to show us the video easy-peasy, deserves a +1.
Yeah man you should start a thread and teach us mere mortals on how to embed so well.
Omameh is a fast dude when he pulls.
but that's what she said.
Doug Karsch must be a midget; Huyge dwarfed him.
I don't have enough points to start a new thread but figured people would want this bit of info. The university released today that their lots will open at noon, along with Pioneer and the Ann Arbor Golf and Outing. I had emailed the people that run the Pioneer lot and they had stated it would still open at 6 am. Sounds like the University pulled some weight and got them to push their opening time back. I have since resent an email to confirm this new time. I will post what they reply back.