A little mgoblue.com video action of Doug Nussmeier touring the facilities with a couple of player cameos from Gardner, Funchess, Ryan and what looks like Hagerup in Glick Fieldhouse. Usually Karsch finishes these sort of videos but instead we have Eli Zaret. Enjoy!
mgoblue.com video with Doug Nussmeier touring football facilities
Devin still has crutches. Would be really great to have him ready for Spring Ball.
Most of the articles that I have seen since Gardner's injury came to light, or at least the extent of what it was, have him pegged as fully functional by spring practice, so hopefully that's what turns out to be the case.
As for the video, the more I see, the more I really do like about Nussmeier and the energy that he seems to have, and I like that he is eager to get started here. With each passing moment, this seems like an excellent move.
I'm pretty sure it's a boot on his left foot.
(Hard not to be when Alabama is your last job) but says the right things so far. I hope we have a great run with this change!
Doug Karsch not doing this video clearly signals a hint towards our new play by play guy. No idea what, but I'm convinced.
I was thinking the same thing and seems so strange to see Eli Zaret in there
and I haven't lived in Michigan for quite a number of years and Eli was the Channel 4 sports guy, I think, when I was a kid. Thought he'd have retired by now...
Care to speculate out loud? What sense do you get?
FWIW ... I like Karsch, but I think his voice is a bit harsh for the broadcast booth. It works well for those short-duration profiles, but 3 hours of it in the booth would be a stretch.
How about Brian Cook? He sounds very radio-like on the podcasts. :-)
With Karsch being the sideline/on the field part of the radio broadcast it just seems like he would be the next in line...kinda like a natural progression type deal, however, I am not sure he has any experience calling a game. It's just what came to mind when Eli showed up at the end of the video.
Michigan has not revealed Beckmann’s successor. IMG Sports will make the hire, but Beckmann has a favorite — if he had a say. “I hope they give it to (Doug) Karsch,” Beckmann said of the local radio personality who is sideline reporter for the Michigan radio broadcasts. “He knows the game inside and out. He’s passionate about it. He knows Michigan so well.
So Frank Beckmann publically stated in the article that he wants Karsch to take over for him. Karsch's absence from his regular job is....telling
Perhaps there's more to this after all.
That's interesting. Beckman knows radio, and would know how a voice would carry or not. We'll see. Whoever it is, I'll get to listen to it here in Tucson in Sirius radio. (When games aren't on TV I'll get on the motorcycle and set the satellite radio to Michigan Football and ride all over Arizona listening to the game.)
Brian seems like he might be a little too likely to go into fits or rage and despondency for pbp.
Actually I would kill to hear Brian do the color commentary. Especially with a Borges-coached game. Tee-hee
At least he would not have to try to pronounce Taylor Lewan properly anymore.
FWIW, I don't think Bob Ufer had the most supple voice either, but when the voice and the commentary and the flow of the game all come together, you'll feel it fits. Hope to hear whomever it is doing lots of Championship broadcasts.
Makes sense. This ( these kinds of MGoBlue features) also happens to be an excellent use of Michigan grad Eli Zaret. I'm a big fan of what Doug Karsch has done; but Eli might acutally be better at these featurettes than Karsch. Eli Zaret, much more than Karsch, is a pretty accomplished writer and producer.
I really liked Zaret on this, he has the voice for it and it was smooth and informative.
That said, Karsch was also very good at these, but I wouldn't want to go 3 whole hours. These shorts were perfect for him.
I like them both for these types of features.
Nussmeier gets to choose his own play by play guy that fits his offense.
they dusted off Zaret for what used to be Karsch's gig. . .
and think he would be a great replacement.
This tour is obviously a response to MSU's Rose Bowl.
who will be a head coach someday without a doubt.
Serious question..... Can our contract preclude him from say, being hired directly by MSU for head coach ??? That is, directly from us?????
If limited to just MSU/OSU/Big Ten, probably yes. But, why would he agree to that (is another question)?
I like him already. :-)
The man doesnt sport a Full Windsor. goes with the half. Unacceptable. Get him out of here.
He just came from Alabama. We should probably be glad he's not wearing clip on ties.
As he learns to be a Michigan Man(TM), he will learn to sport the full windsor
90% Rayon -- Very nice!
Balthus is what the big boys wear.
Are just too fat for the full. If you the tie the half right, it can look just as good.
Actually, I almost wonder if he had a four in hand...which is unacceptable.
but I think his voice is better suited to color commentary and sideline stuff than play-by-play.
Never realized we were 11 points from 11 wins. Interesting
11 sounds better than 15. I see what Nuss did there. Like him even more
PSU 40-43 (but a multiple Overtime game, so 1 point more in regulation and its is a W)
NEB 13-17 (5)
Iowa 21-24 (4)
them 41-42 (2)
So I'd argue 12 pts but who's counting.
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and a last-second Dileo slide from going 4-8. . .
Eli Z has been around for a long time....
for the Bless You Boys 1984 Tigers?
Loved hearing George Kell starting every broadcast with, "Thanks, Eee-la" in his wonderful Arkansas accent.
And, broadcasting talent is like football talent. Large swaths down south. Kell, Ernie Harwell, Keith Jackson. Love listening to the "folksie" conversations.
Different tone than Borges: it's up the coaches to give the players a platform to succeed. It just sounds different (and how a coach, especially a COLLEGE coach, is supposed to talk).
Get ready for someone to create a Doug Nussmeier's Hot Wife account.
why LSU was not in play.
I think he's going to do good things here in AA, my only hope is we can keep him here for more than 2 years. If he works wonders with this offensive unit, his stock to become a HC goes through the roof.
you just might see a drastic change in how coaching salaries are handled. Head coaches make less and the coordinators more. . .
Start at 00:31
the only one who noticed his, shall we say, "easy on the eyes" wife, right?
and I'd have to say that's a very good looking family all together. As a married man, I'd be careful going on and on about her. Just my two cents.
were all decked out in M gear!
no waterfalls inside the facilities in A^2.
and sense of humor. Huge upgrade and a great hire.
This is sort of surprising. No Doug Karsch, which could signal any number of things. As far as replacing Beckman with Karsch, not sure his voice is up to the task even if he does have the background and knowledge. I mean he has a daily show on the radio, so clearly he is capable. Just not sure his voice is resonant enough for the job.
The players sure looked happy, especially Devin.
His offense is "tough", "physical", and "explosive"? I'm in.
And if he does well with the offense and leaves after two years, that's fine with me because:
- Presumably, it'd mean we had two good or great seasons
- Expands Michigan and Hoke's coaching tree
- Potential HC after Brady?
- Who says we can't get another home run hire?
That said, if he wants to pull a Narduzzi and field successful offenses at Michigan for a few years, I'm all in for that too. Good things all around with him, so far.