was at the Michigan State game last year with Woodley.
was at the Michigan State game last year with Woodley.
Was he? Figures I don't remember it. I blocked out most of what happened right after Denard threw that end zone interception on our first drive.
The only other time I remember Brady on the sidelines was at the 04 Rose Bowl.
It was during one of the commercial breaks or end of a quarter - but the PA announcer directed people to the north endzone where he introduced Woodley and then "some QB who played here a little while ago" and it was clearly Brady (I had really good seats), but the PA announcer never said "TOM BRADY".
Ya, I don't remember much after that first drive either. However, that may be more due to the substantial amount of alcohol that was necessary to deal with that game...
Any word on what receivers? And i'd assume they're moving to DB. Please....no more Teric Jones's
Saw him play in high school in Louisiana. He's just a battling, get-it-done ballplayer. Excellent hands, BCS speed, runs great routes, is a smart player who really works on understanding the offense and where he fits in. And he's tough. Michigan needs a Wes Welker clone. I am not at all surprised he is turning heads. He's fearless. I can see Borges and Hoke loving this guy.
I'm rooting for him hard. There was lots of wailing and gnashing of teeth around here when he was brought in. It was not a very enthusiastic welcome.
hmmm is it that time of year?
I'll get working on somthing.
If I remember correctly from last year - yes please.
I get so excited to see you posting, it's almost sad... almost.
I was beginning to wonder when you'd show up again. Can't wait to see what you have to say!
I call shenanigans on that one.
One of the Laws of Summer Hype is that each year, the strength and conditioning coach has the players working smarter/harder/more efficiently than the year before, and that it will "show on the field this year."
In reality, most (if not all) college S&C coaches are probably interchangeable in terms of quality.
They are just not interchangeable in terms of the ability to incite those unreasonable expectations by way of long strings of gravelly-toned rapid-fire abstractions.
Who says Barwis wasn't doing the job? He was doing his job to the T! Rodriguez wanted smaller, faster players, and that's what he did. Now Hoke wants bigger, stronger guys, albeit slower. That requires a different weight routine that Wellman is instituting. Different weight routine + 5000 calories a day (a la Craig Roh) = JACKED!!. Two of my friends on the team have both said that especially the O-Line is getting huge...
I'm not sure Hoke would agree with the implication that he'll willing to have players be any slower. For that matter, as much as we heard that RR wanted more speed, other than at QB (obviously) and perhaps the OL, I don't think we really saw it. Our defense was not fast by any stretch of the imagination, and our tailbacks and receivers weren't necessarily burners, either.
At the skill positions, the guys that come in usually come in with much less variability to their speed changes due to weight gain because their weights are already where they can run optimally quickly. You won't see that much variability in the speeds of DBs/WRs. But for O-Line, a lot of the designed QB runs involved pulling and hitting guys at the 2nd level... all of which requires a lot of agility given their size. I think you'll see a lot of sub-300 guys hit 300 at least given the shift from olympic lifts (Barwis) to powerlifting (Wellman). The trade-off is agility, but that's fine in a man-blocking power-running game.
As for the linebackers, they were criminally mismanaged as a group, as Brian has pointed out numerous times. Years of poor recruiting and mismanaged schemes. Roh as a linebacker? Come on. Demens as a midseason revelation? Really. Mouton was the only okay player and would have fit much better in a 4-3 where he was recruited. Most of our players were recruited to play in a 4-3 under and have already played this way in high school, keep in mind, and this 4-3 under given a poor coaching staff still managed to give us a 66nd defense in the country which would have been a godsend last season.
Of the 4 remaining position groups, one was faster? I don't know that Barwis was to blame (or credit), but recruiting wise we got a lot of guys who were smaller AND slower (including the skill guys). The idea was to offset size with speed. We gave up the size, but never really increased (maybe decreased) the speed outside of 1 QB.
Yeah I would agree with all of that except maybe the OL. I felt like the OL was a lot more mobile than I had seen from the preRR era. All I was trying to say was that the difference between 300 and 280 is a lot more than the difference between 200 and 180 speed wise.
Brunch/Breakfast at Zingerman's.
A stroll down to Sam's Store for the bandana of the day.
Walk down Hill Street and State Street to check out the frat's.
Drumline show is great, when there is time.
check out the new commemorative bricks.
Say a prayer for Maize 'n Blue, then head on in to find our seats and check out pregame warm-ups.
Please ignore the other side until it matters!
Rumor: Brady Hoke literally craps gold nuggets.*
* This statement is just as credible as anything Ace Williams says. I have "pals" who are friendly with the Michigan coaching staff who have witnessed this.
I know this is off topic but i am a newbie and cannot post yet. Story about ten recruits to look for in 2013. Shane Morris is one of those 10.
I know its Bleacher Report but still out of all the recruits in the country the recognized him as one of the 10.
Bleacher Report - as its name implies - is nothing more than a fan site, where anyone can post anything. It's not a professional media outlet.
I haven't seen one report from him that I couldn't have written. He reads message board chatter and makes optimistic predictions or posts "rumors" that are little more than a regurgitation of that material. He is just relying on the fact that people are suckers for positive news about their team to become of voice of relative authority around these parts.
I run the Spread/Manball O in NCAA 12
I run the 4-3/4-2 D in NCAA 12
UM FG kicking is scary and I quit trying to make them.
I kicked a 41 yard field goal, doesn't seem that bad. That's on ps3 of course. Those x boxes are a little to green for me.
Should have just called this thread "MGoBlog". I hope you're right about Dileo, I'm excited to see what this guy becomes in our offense. I also hope we start getting a lot bigger, especially at the LB positions. I want to see some fireworks out there this year.
"Players are getting JACKED up in the weight room. The problem with Mike Barwis’ methods is that he didn’t prep guys to take on a 335lb Wisconsin o-lineman." - rumor
They are keeping plenty of surface wipes handy, I hope.....
Billy likes to drink soda.
Miss Lippy's car is green.