Sounds pretty solid to me.
Time to name Michigan's all decade team (2000-2009)
I would make an argument for Avant or Arrington at receiver instead of Walker.
third reciever was the toughest call. it was between marquise, manningham, avant, and breaston, however...not arrington.
for a minute i was thinking about going with the best slot reciever, but instead decided to go with the best overall reciever.
if marquise wasn't lined up across from terrell for 3 of his 4 years here, i think that he would have been more appreciated by michigan historians.
if you're asking me whether i would take #4 over manningham, avant or breaston on a hypothetical college team, its #4. but that's just me, obviously a debatable topic.
I have to agree. No one seems to remember this catch.
He had many more like that one. I know that it doesn't really speak to his receiving skills, but he had several punt blocks as well which says what type of all-around player he was.
Where does Tacopants fit in there? I'm sure he has a spot on this team. He had a couple of really good seasons in the Henne era.
edit: Ian Gold was drafted in the 2000 NFL draft making him inelegible for this team.
oops, i guess you are right. graham and warren will be selected in the 2010 draft. i'll change that.
Ian Gold went to Michigan 1996-1999 so I don't see he how he makes this team...while BFG and D-war actually played in the decade in question...
I would make an argument for Avant or Arrington at receiver instead of Walker.
My my, what an unfortunate choice of name you have made.
It would be even funnier if I wasn't sitting here married with two c*ck blocks...I mean kids.
Jason Avant was awesome...so was Manningham
I'm with mgoblueballer, except I would take Manningham.
1. Make the threads stop
2. Where are KR/PR? Charles Woodson and Stevie B for those spots
1. Agree with you there.
2. It's all decade my man so no Woodson, but yeah, why not just take Stevie B for both because there is no one that comes close to him as a returner this decade.
Forgot that Woodson wasn't in the last ten years... *sigh... It's been a long time...
It seems hypocritical to tell someone to stop making threads when you are going to discuss the thread anyway. Yeah, some of his threads are overdone, but on ones that could spark some decent talk, those aren't the ones you tell him to stop making.
Just my e-thought.
I haven't responded to any of his threads so I figured I'd air my grievance here.
I find it funny that you did the depth chart like a pro-style team (Makes sense, just saying).
well, we ran a pro-style offense for eight of the ten years in this decade...and martavious odoms didn't quite make the cut.
I would change up the Defensive Backfield:
CB: Leon Hall
CB: Marlin Jackson
FS: Cato June
SS: Jamar Adams
i respectfully disagree. i think that warren has been a better player than adams was. just my opinion though.
I think you have to put Jackson at CB. He was a much better as a CB than as a safety.
or individual seasons?
If going year by year:
QB: 2000 Henson
RB: 2003 Perry
WR: 2004 Edwards
WR: 2000 Terrell
ill agree with henson. henne may hold all the records but henson will always be my favorite. i got to meet him when he was still at brighton. he came to our school and talked at some dare presentation. i would have went to same high school if i didnt move. stupid parents.
i guess its sort of a combination. henson had the best single season. but henne had 4 very solid seasons.
the tipping point for me was that one of these qbs left us with sophomore john navarre at qb to play AA baseball
What, wrong sport?
I also have to say that despite a somewhat disappointing career (at least in proportion to the star rankings and hype that surrounded him) Prescott Burgess might get the edge over Hopson.
Also also, DWar over Marlin Jackson? I don't think so.
people forget how good hobson was because its been so long, and he was surrounded by such great lb's throughout most of his career, but he was the senior captain of his defense and a second round pick.
i put marlin jackson at fs (he played one season there), because i thought the lineup would be better with warren at cb than with drake or adams at fs.
Jamar Adams was a pretty solid FS.
thats is all
I agree with you that he definitely deserves a spot on this team. I just think Prescott is right there with him. Hobson did have some weaknesses in pass coverage and was more of a downhill type player, whereas Prescott was more balanced, but Hobson was a very good choice.
As far as Jackson goes, he was not a very good safety but an excellent corner, and he played most of his career at corner. The only reason he played safety for one year was because our secondary was decimated by injuries.
A quick point. If you're going with an "all decade" team then you have to play the best players at their respective positions as opposed to building a fantasy team where each player plays whatever role that makes for the best team.
put your all decade team together however you want to, but don't tell me how to put together my "all-decade" team like you're some kind of elected authority on the matter.
if i was to put together an all-time all michigan team with everyone at the exact position they played...i would have a lot of backup LT's that were better than the starting RT...and thats no fun, imo.
regardless, i would take marlin in his one season at fs over shazor/drake/adams at fs, and i would rather have warren on the field than any of those players as well.
same goes for bass at center (played most of his career at lg), and williams at right guard (played his best years at rt).
Point taken. Its just if I were putting an all decade team together I would feel a little disingenuous starting Marlin Jackson at safety. It would be like playing Chris Perry at fullback because he lined up in a splitback or at the fullback once or twice just so you could get he and Hart out on the field at the same time.
but otherwise its a solid team, just add SB as KR/PR and your good...Just dont start a new thread to do it
for the sig lol
Ernest Shazor was good for a year.
Did he really just say "eh-v-ANT"?
Does anyone else miss announcers butchering the pronunciation of Avant's name? I know I do.
I actually think that it was in the media guide with the ehVANT pronunciation for a couple years and that's how Jason says (said?) it, but after 90% of people wanted to pronounce it the other way, he changed it. Tried to look it up, but couldn't find it of course.
Sorry trying to edit this to start at 7 min mark, but for some reason it is not letting me edit. Anyway, drag to the 7 min. mark and watch the BOOM SHAZOR'D!
angry Michigan running back hating God figure in?
I met Drew Henson when he played AA ball in the Yankees farm system, 1/2 from my house, when i was 8 i went to go see him play and had him sign a baseball a couple of times
You can't go wrong with Henson/Henne at QB
From Larry Foote's Wikipedia page, which sums it up pretty succinctly:
"As a senior in 2001, Foote was a first-team All-American selection by Football News and a second-team selection by The Sporting News as a senior and was a consensus All-Big Ten Conference first team honoree and Defensive Player of the Year; he received the Roger Zatkoff Award, given to the team's top linebacker..."
Oh yeah, and he was the most ferocious hitter Michigan has seen in the lifetimes of most MGoBlog members. Maybe the most ferocious hitter the Big Ten had seen since Jack Tatum.
that was a tough call. i sort of forgot how good he was. but who should i leave out? harris, hobson and gold were all great players in their own right, and all were second round picks as well (foote-4th).
...i'll just add a 4th lb. we did run the 3-4 for a year or two in there.
Since you need 2 KRs they should be Breaston and (this might be a bit premature) but I honestly cannot remember anyone else as explosive as Stonum (when he was healthy).
So I'd also say that he should be added.
Stonum would be #2. It's rarely noted, but he has, as measured by return average (with a minimum number of 20 returns on the year) the 3rd best season for a Michigan returner ever - beating all but 1 year of Breaston's (making Breaston #1) and all but one year of Desmond's (who wasn't in this decade).
I would put Epstein/Rivas for kicker
Yeah, that was one I considered switching as well. Rivas spoiled me during my years on campus.
both were great, to be completely honest, i just went with epstein because he got drafted.
right, this comment should be negged 4 times, completely out of line.
Voting for "Most Overbearing and Annoying New Thread Starter In November / December 2009" really doesn't need to start, does it?
Can you blame him? Who doesn't want that M-Go-Award?
Half of the team played during the 2006 season. The half im talking about is the defensive side of the ball
Shawn Crable at LB? He was great his Jr and Sr seasons
i dont think he was as good as harris, hobson or foote though. maybe the 4th guy. the backups would be him, burgess, and dhani
THE CONE MAN!
You're right....you got negged a bunch of times for no reason!
That's a great list.....but I'd make a few changes.
RB Perry - Thomas only played one season in the decade so it's hard to give him an "all decade award". Perry played four years in the decade and won the Doak Walker.
WR Manningham - Terrell only played one season (see above) but he was probably the best receiver of the whole group. Mario's games against Penn State ('05) and ND ('06) were priceless.
WR Avant - Walker was great but Jason did a lot of 3rd down dirty work and was so easy to like.
just so you know before I say anything I have not negged you on any comment nor do I think you deserved one at any time in this post. That being said complaining about getting negged or your mgopoints is a sure fired way to get negged more. It is sort of an unwritten law around these parts. Yes, some people are jerks and because of recent events you have made some enemies but talking about your points for now the second time today is not a good way to stem the problem.
so...i guess you should get negged for posting about not talking about talking about negs, right?
ps - thank you for not being a dick, seriously.
RB: Chris Perry
FB: Kevin Dudley
That is all.
David Harris was a middle linebacker, not an outside.