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|10 hours 48 min ago||Kobe!||
Kobe is a hardworking guy and a competitor. He is also, by most accounts, a colossal a$$. Very self-absorbed. Could be that there are other reasons guys avoid him, eh?
|3 days 14 hours ago||prolly||
Yes, seriously. That's one of my least favorite WWW words. It reminds me of another one ("hella") that I find annoying (doesn't mesh with other words well, sounds too much like the adjectival expression "hell of", is often used by annoying SF Bay types, etc.).
|4 days 14 hours ago||OT: Dymonte||
I have this pleasant vision of the new staff (Durkin et al.) taking Dymonte's bundle of athleticism and turning him into an awesome "hybrid space player." I think Seth mentioned him alongside Peppers in a column. Middle-class Jabrill, if you will ... I hope it maps to reality.
|4 days 16 hours ago||11, 17 ....||
It's not just you; I wondered about that, too.
But, we're in a country where Web sites covering NBA drafts feel it necessary to list, for each prospect, height *and* height with shoes.
Lots of people aren't good at math.
|1 week 9 hours ago||aside||
Somewhat OT: Why did Ondre have to talk to ESPN? Why enrich those @#$%s? Only the Freep would be worse.
|1 week 9 hours ago||full circle||
Funny, isn't it, that it was the only remaining RichRod recruit that stepped in on this issue?
Kidding! (Not about Morgan's time of entry into the program, just the other part .....)
|1 week 18 hours ago||suggested plan||
1. Teach him to sing the UMich fight song.
2. Post a video of him singing that song on MGoBlog.
3. Check the comments after a couple of days.
|1 week 5 days ago||testing||
Agreed. Processing speed and logic (what Wonderlic appears to measure) are important, but what about (for lack of a better word) bandwidth? They need a way to measure how quickly a guy can assimilate a bunch of information in the playbook.
|1 week 5 days ago||we have a winner||
You just might win the Internet today.
|1 week 6 days ago||save a step (one sample)||
Why do you think you can play immediately?
"I have the physical tools to do it. I've gained a lot of weight, kept my speed up, still running fast and I have a big frame. The big thing for me or any quarterback coming in is just the mental aspect of the game, getting the plays down, the coverages, the checks, everything like that. The one thing I really need to hone in on is the mental part."
What sold you on Michigan?
"It was quick (committing to U-M on his visit, just days after decommitting from Texas). It was weird because it had taken me so long to commit to Texas long ago and I didn't visit a lot of places. The Michigan commitment was just using my head and heart. When I was visiting, my honest plan was to visit, come back to Albuquerque, sit down with my family, maybe take another visit or two to places and talk about it. There was something about the atmosphere and the coaching staff."
Why is Harbaugh so good with QBs?
"That excites me because he can take big-bodied, strong-armed quarterbacks and turn them into what he wants them to be, regardless if they're raw or not. He's got a plan for everybody."
Who are you like in his history?
"Everyone likes Andrew Luck, but I personally think that I compare mostly to Colin Kaepernick. He's tall; he has a solid frame. He's mobile; he can throw the ball. Hopefully, I can kind of simulate that a little bit. I know something I got from college coaches is Ryan Mallett's arm, but can run, so hopefully somewhere in there is what I want to do."
Have any Michigan memories?
"Chad Henne, I grew up watching him in the mornings here. One thing that's cool, my earliest college football memories watching were Michigan games, because Michigan Stadium didn't have the lights so they always played at 12 o'clock and here it was 10 o'clock so I'd wake up early, watch "GameDay" and those would be the first games on."
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||Fr**p||
In the newspaper that shall not be named, everyone's favorite numbskull and one-trick pony Drew Sharp suggested that drafting Winslow/Johnson would be a big mistake for the Pistons.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||smart wolverine fan||
I don't think your avatar name matches your post very well.
Where to begin?
1. Do "burly plow driver" linemen exist only in Michigan? Only in the Upper Midwest? Is there even such a thing? Seems to me that Alabama has had plenty of "burly plow drivers" .....
2. Did you notice that three of the recruits from the '08 and '09 (Omameh, Schofield, and Lewan) are playing in the NFL? They do some "burly plow driving" in that league.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Facts?||
You can trot out all kinds of facts. All I know is that DickRod let Dantonio TAKE OVER THE STATE.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||-1: useless||
OP: Tell me something I don't know. What is the point of posting the status quo?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||future||
In the hallways of Dwight E. Beach Middle School in Chelsea, there's a football player who's destined to be a 3-star recruit that will be excessively debated on MGoBlog.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||third picture||
Clark was consistently listed at 6'6". Johnson (listed at 6'5") looks taller than him there. Let the (height) speculation begin.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||promises||
"..... because he felt he was promised something that turned out to not be true ...."
Low risk, I believe, with this regime.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||data, conclusions||
Thanks for collecting the data.
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With all respect, I see significant flaws in your reasoning.
Look at the awesome numbers in '04, '05, and '06. One would expect Michigan to do well in the prime (4th/5th) years for those guys, right? Not so much -- look at what happened in '08, '09, and '10.
Obviously coaching (especially on defense) had something to do with that.
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To put it another way, the success/failure of a recruiting class has little to do with the product the following autumn. There's lag time to consider.
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Finally, correlation does not equal causation (overused, but appropriate here). Would you trade a bunch of out-of-state 4/5-stars for some Michigander 3/4s just to improve your Michigan numbers?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Carr, etc.||
If you're referring to the end of the Carr years, yes, I can see the contradiction. Elsewhere:
"... he's had plenty of high star players as well."
No, he hasn't. Look at his class rankings relative to Michigan's. I mentioned Dennard and Bell. Look, also, at the two 3-star QBs. One was a 4th-round pick and the other (at least according to the self-appointed draft experts) is projected to go early next year. The list goes on and on ... Calhoun was a 3-star, too. Players like Gholson and Thomas have, until recently, been the exception rather than anything close to a rule.
"He was able to avoid a bunch of games against OSU and won games against Michigan that he would have likely lost if Michigan were typical Michigan."
Agreed -- he has had good schedule luck.
"Zero chance MSU football is where it is without the RR and Hoke years. Zero."
Zero? :) You're taking an extreme position there. They've won two straight relatively high-profile bowl games. Am I to understand that's entirely because of Michigan's run of mediocrity? There's no reason that the teams can't be good at the same time. Several of Sparty's important players the last few years didn't even have UMich offers. They've developed underrated talent as well as anyone in the country.
"Really think he (Izzo) would have recruited as well as he did but for Michigan being busted (for the same stuff that was happening at State)?"
Not as well, but diminished by how much? Which players from his recent Final Fours go to UMich instead of MSU? Dawson? Trice? Valentine? Going back to 2009 and 2010, I'll give you Draymond Green. Keep in mind that MSU once successfully recruited players like Magic Johnson and Steve Smith. It's not like there wasn't a shred of tradition there.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||history||
Dantonio's rise has been somewhat independent of Michigan's stretch of mediocrity. He has twice (at least) turned no-name (Bell, Dennard) recruits into high NFL draft picks. Neither guy had a UMich offer. Of course Michigan's stumbles have helped, but I don't think it's reasonable to argue that Sparty would still be mediocre if, say, Lloyd Carr had never retired.
I may as well add that I find the Izzo argument largely unconvincing, too. I'm referring to the one that says all seven of his Final Fours wouldn't have been possible without the Explorer rollover accident. Right -- he's just a lucky scrub.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||duplicate||
|3 weeks 3 days ago||myth||
Jordan was not cut from his HS team:
He was a McDonald's All-American his senior year. By no stretch was he ever a gritty nobody that got to the top through mostly hard work. He had a lot of natural talent.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||1982||
Dating myself here, but I remember seeing ET in that very theatre. I don't remember the footbal player in the Vega, though. Fortunate timing, I guess.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Me, too.||
Far from a great movie, but it had some moments:
And, of course:
|4 weeks 1 day ago||ess-ee-see||
Poor SEC! Goodness forbid that those cheating #$%^s would have to work a little harder to recruit.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||18 months||
To put it mildly, there were other "incidents" in Richie's life. He's a bad apple. Your defense of him looks a little ridiculous.
|5 weeks 5 hours ago||ID||
Who's the guy crouching in front?
|5 weeks 11 hours ago||awesomeness||
"Some dudes are awesome at navigating this."
It reminds me of something someone's mentor once told them ("Some people thrive in a bureaucracy.") It sets up false equivalency.
Would you *really* want to be someone who immerses him/herself in dysfunction to get ahead? (I have no interest in setting up a false dichotomy. I realize that it's possible to achieve great things through intelligence and hard work. But, I don't generally admire people whose rise is due mostly to Machiavellian maneuvers.)
|5 weeks 12 hours ago||paths||
It's funny -- I bailed on two careers that others here love. (I'm not going to say which ones.) I'm happy with what amounts to my third career.
|5 weeks 12 hours ago||choice||
I would've angled for the Stonecutters.