"What (Michigan coaches) told me is that they're focusing on point guards right now, but if anything opens up, they'll definitely come back on and recruit me as hard as they were," said Towns
Jake Ryan 2nd team media, HM coaches
I don't know what season these people were watching
Blame it on the legend jerseys. Media got confused obviously.
I'm leaving the coaches off the All-Paying Attention Team this year
That is shocking. He played his best ball during conference play. Hm.
Patrick Omameh gets first team honors from the coaches.
That makes sense how, exactly? Voters are strange...
What a joke, lost all credibilty. Who were the guys that made it over him.
I blame Borges. /s
Wow, are you sure this is Jake mother fucking Ryan? As opposed to some regular Jake Ryan?
The Big Ten was afraid to put "Jake mother fucking Ryan" on a trophy. Chickens.
Who got it? I'm guessing Ryan got screwed because he was a sophomore.
No excuse for Kovacs not to receive anything though.
I find that hard to fathom honestly, that he would merely get an honorable mention from the coaches. Ryan literally accounts for about 10% of the team's total tackles, as well as 20% of all TFL and about the same percentage of sacks. He is undeniably a presence out there.
What a joke....
Obviously it's flow jealousy
Barf on this shit. Dude was immortal.
I heard coaches say he was like a mix of Woodley and Thor.
Stop talking to Fred Jackson.
Way to snub a guy who has two more years to dominate you, coaches.
But this is the type of stuff that can motivate you for the entire offseason. That makes you better in the long run. Can't wait to see his play in 2013.
Can someone tell me who got it ahead of him? That's an important piece here.
OK, I was good and pissed about JMFR not getting the accolades we all believe he deserves, but then they insult my intelligence with Micah Hyde, not only first-team coaches and media All-B1G, but he wins the DB of the year? I think Hyde got torched constantly this year, but more importantly, he had one (1) INT!!!!! So confused. I like Micah -- he's a good kid, but wtf?
I would've thought that one of the MSU DB's would've won this award.
In Iowa also. What a terrible selection. Good kid (for all intents and purposes and for all I even know), but on the field he was nooooooot good, let alone All-Conference worthy.
We all know it's "intensive purposes"...
This is ridiculous. He was an absolute animal all season. I thought his performance against Ohio would secure him on the first team
for those saying "who finished ahead of Ryan & Kovacs?" ...
1st - Bullough, Mauti, Borland
2nd - Compton, Shazier, Hodges
HM - RYAN, et al.
1st - Hyde, Roby, Dennard, Adams
2nd - Stafford, Bryant, Allen, KOVACS
1st - Shazier, Mauti, Taylor
2nd - Bullough, Hodges, RYAN
1st - Hyde, Stafford, Howard, Roby
2nd - Adams, Dennard, Johnson, Smith
HM - KOVACS, et al.
1st - Omameh, Lewan
2nd - Roh, Kovacs
HM - Floyd, Gallon, Gibbons, Hagerup, Roundtree, Ryan
1st - Lewan, Hagerup
2nd - Ryan
HM - Campbell, Floyd, Funchess, Gallon, Gibbons, Kovacs, Omameh, D.Robinson, Roh, Roundtree
They are "Bull" and "Shit."
Just kill 'em all next year Jake, kill 'em all.
Just another chance for the B1G coaches to look bad when he makes one of the All-American teams.
If Neb and MSU and OSU and PSU have 50-100% more stars than UM, then Hoke must be the best coach to keep us competitive. I'm looking for Denard among the running back as he out rushed some and Jake Ryan was annointed king.
I'm being halfway sarcastic as these lists are a joke.
This is bullshit
Pretty much no one watches the games and just got by pre-season talk and who are seniors and what not. It has always been this way. The year you blow up and have maybe your best year is the year you don't make 1st and 2nd teams. Next year he will be all over it. Its pretty dumb.
There are honestly no words...
The only explanation is people didn't watch any Michigan games this year. If they had they would know Jake MF Ryan was a beast the likes of which has never been seen.
Ryan should have at least been second team across the board, at the very least (I realize the media voted him 2nd team). Kovacs got shafted too. They definitely seem to put a lot of weight into seniority, and trying to spread the picks out evenly across the conference (not sure what the rules are there).
Is he really all conference worthy as a db? He basically plays linebacker. There were games where he missed quite a few tackles and took some poor angles. He isn't a difference maker on defense, he is a leader though. He doesn't really have ball skills as a safety either. Jamar Adams was probably a ether prototypical safety.
He's definitely a difference maker. How many guys have ran past him for a long touchdown?
But will say it again here. The B1G is loaded with very good LBs. While I think Ryan is at least a second team B1G player, it's not nearly the snub people are acting like because of the quality around Ryan. This really speaks to the quality of LB play in the B1G more than anything else.
Johnny Adams was a but exposed this year and got first team based on reputation and how good he was last year. Don't get me wrong, the guy can play and has the talent, but he didn't play like a first team all conference player this year.
It's just more tackling fuel, just more tackling fuel