Seriously I hope he controls his diet and get more healthy years out of his body for the M (or any other place, for that matter).
on my iPad, he is so fast and smooth, he is just a blur on the screen. It even takes him a long time to slow down. What a special athlete.
I just noticed that too while watching the video! WOW
I didn't notice your header so when I read your comment I thought it was regarding AL Borges and I read "fast" as "fat"... Fat and smooth should be used together as adjectives from here on out regarding Al Borges
I like what he says about using Denard in the run game, but taking the load off at the same time, to keep him healthy and alive for the whole season.
"Men of Michigan onto victory, Ev'ry man in ev'ry play..."
Michigan expects our varsity to WIN! TO! DAYYYY!
gives me the sense that this current coaching staff has all the potential and recruiting ability to be as good as any coaching staff we've ever had. Considering the success Mattison and Borges have had, and the success Hoke has had turning traditional losers into winners, I think we can all expect to see UM in the national championship discussion a few years from now.
Should be Day 20, but thanks for posting.
I like how our coaches are really honest and straight to the point. That's probably why they recruit so well.
Doug Karsh is really tall, he makes everyone look short. You'd think he was a former athlete, but I don't he was. It's rare that reporters make football players look small.
Karsh maybe tall but the dude is a toothpick, I think we've established he's about 7 foot 5 150lbs. You can always count on the Karsh is tall post in the CTK thread.
coach I've heard, some now many times over, speak straight, no bullshit. They all seem balanced, thoughtful, fairly confident when discussing substance. Hard not to be confident in UM football's immediate and long term future with this crew in charge. Go Blue
Someone definitely needs to make a "Gorgeous Al Borges" sign for Gameday.
That dude oozes charisma.
And probably gravy... or syrup.
Iv never understood how football coaches can be out of shape with all of those resources at their disposal. Nevertheless, I'd rather see a confident overweight successful coach than one with beautiful hair / porous defenses....I would take it one step further, but we're just talking about coordinators here.
In many cases I'm sure they're just working too much and not eating well.
I am a high school football coach, and it is tough to get into the gym. You are constantly in meetings, and then you have a 3-4 hour morning practice, then lunch, then more meetings, then another 3-4 hour practice. I usually get in the gym 3-4 times a week, but I am young. Most of the older coaches just cant do it. Of course there is all off season for us high school coaches, but it's not a full time job like it is for the guys on the D1 level. Even though the resources are available, I can see why a lot of these guys ae overweight.
Charlie Weis is an entirely different category.
Disagree. At some point you are just a complete lard ass and you are lumped in with all the other ultra-fat fatties. I think it is when you have developed breasts. And Gorgeous Al has himself a fine set there.
Did your mommy not love you when you were a child? Might explain some things....
Nope, I just find personal attacks like the ones "His Dudeness" just made on one of our coaches a bit out of line. It's fair to be critical of his coaching tactics but I feel making fun of his appearance in the manner that he has in this thread to be tasteless.
Personal Attack? The man is fat as fuck. The man literally has breasts. If I wrote that he is bald would that be a personal attack? Jeeeeeeesus fucking christ. It isn't like I said he had sex with your sister. The man is fat as fuck. So is Smith, so is Weis, so is Hoke, so is Magee. The sky is blue and water is wet as well. UH OH! Yep, that just happened.
If you don't realize you're offensive, than I don't know what to tell you.
Saying a fat person is fat, or that a stupid person is stupid, or that an ugly person is ugly is offensive, no matter how true it is.
Rod Smith and Calvin Magee weren't exactly slim.
Words like "access healthy foods", "choose a chicken salad over a cheeseburger", and "do some cardio" belong on Oprah, not in a conversation about football coaches. As long as Borges and Hoke don't need a motorized device to move around at practice, they should be allowed to guzzle beef and bourbon until their poor tickers can't take it any more.
In the meantime, we should worry about what happens on the field and leave topics like "health" and "personal appearance" to the people who care about such things. Women.
Fans of other teams are more than welcome to crack jokes about our coaches' weight too. I'm sure they (the coaches) know they are not skinny and could give two shits about said cracks, because I assume they are men. If they want to get healthier more power to them. If they love eating or don't feel like wasting their life on a treadmill, then I think they are able to make that decision for themselves without a chorus of womanly handwringing from a bunch of strangers on the internet.
I'm not a big dude, but I've got plenty of friends who are. If I went around second guessing their eating decisions or offering unsolicited exercise advice, I think they'd be more than justified if they decided to kick me in the dick. Similarly, I wouldn't expect/allow any of them to say word one about what I (within the confines of the law) choose to eat, drink, or rub my private parts against. That would go triple for people I don't even know. I think our coaches deserve the same level of respect from their "friends"/fans.
The weird thing about Smith is that he was a former QB - and he's not even that old (mid 30's, I think). QB coaches are generally in decent shape. He must have had some kind of injury.
They are both land monsters. I hate fat people. Do you know how many years of neglect it takes to get that big?
When did you decide you hated fat people? In January of 2011? I don't recall you ever commenting on the appearance of Magee, Smith, or Greg Frey (not to mention that one gigantic GA) when they were here.
Did the mods attack your point total again?
This is just general point expiration. It's hard to gain points faster than they expire when my posting habits are typically one liners, gifs, youtubes, rants, etc. Posts that used to score me 30-40 points are now limited to just 1 point. No big deal, I've become a Captcha master. The only thing I miss is negging every single thing Bouje even thinks about posting.
After November 14th I'm probably going to start dropping rapidly, since I got about 5/8 of my points in the posbang era. I doubt I'll break 20,000...oh well. Maybe I'll add "Peak MGoPoints: xxxxx" to my signature line.
I thought bouje was behaving himself better these days. Didn't he mention that he enjoyed Organic Chemistry at Michigan recently? That's a MANCLASS if I ever took one.
What position did this guy coach?
because of our on-the-field record against him.
Denard running with the ball in his right hand? That's something he never did last year. He's gonna be running 10+ times a game we are starting to get sniffs of that from Borges.
I liked it when Bo would play a lot of guys in the first half, and then let the guy who was getting the best results get more of the carries in the second half. Usually, he had one guy who was flat-out better than everyone else, but he did it that way a fair amount of the time, too.
Different styles work better against different defenses. Sometimes, the short, shifty guy works. Sometimes, the straignt-ahead burner works. Sometimes, the bruiser works.
Obviously the main RB will be rested for some plays. Name me any position in any sport (aside from hockey) where it is productive to substantially split a position multiple ways. Mentally, a RB isn't going to be as focused, and with less game reps theyre less likely to improve when running the ball 5 times per game. Regarding their "mediocrity," let's hold judgement on that until we see them get more than 10 carries in a game and have their runs be mostly where they know they're going to get the ball, instead of the 1/4 chance the qb will randomly hand it to them based on a mid play read.
Devin Gardner throws a gorgeous deep ball
And yep, continues to sound like Borges is in fact not an idiot, and Denard will run
Can't wait to see the old Griese/Brady/Michigan roll-out with the Denard twist. Pick option of WR death, TE death (yay!), or Denard run death.
I've enjoyed hearing the promising Junior Hemingway talk on the Countdown lately. Is this foreshadowing on the next number 1 if he stays healthy?
when Denard ran at the 4 minute mark, you see Jibreel thought he had a chance to get him. Then he kicks it in another gear! Denard is so fast!
I can just imagine all the thoughts that have gone through the minds of defenders when he gets that first step on them.
Oh....... He Gone!!
I wish they had a new video from yesterday when they were in pads. This looks like it was from a few days ago or maybe one of the practices yesterday wasn't in pads?
At about the 0:36 mark, Al does mention the "third practice." It makes sense that as they get closer and closer to actually installing the new offense and defense, they'll start shutting down the info available to us.
The more I hear from Big Al, the more I like the man. He's a football guy so who gives a shit what he looks like like.
The first interview he gave, the one where he is sitting in his office, did not impress me at all. Now that he is working with the team and getting into playing football at Michigan, I am very excited about him. His speaking style annoyed me at first but I like it more and more the more interviews I hear.
As a very smart guy. And a guy who knows his stuff. Is he a genius? Who knows. But I don't think worries about him being incompetent have any basis either.