good luck with that
|11 hours 21 min ago||You're confusing an||
You're confusing an aberration with an argument. Yes he was good at other places before, and has been good at Arizona after coaching at Michigan. The fact that his football decisions were awful here is confusing, and at variance with his history. But that does not change the abundant evidence that he was a complete failure here. Because something is an outlier does not mean it's not true. It just means it's an outlier.
|21 hours 17 min ago||It would have to assume a||
It would have to assume a worse QB simulation than Morris, which is difficult to believe based on his available stats.
|21 hours 26 min ago||Confused and I'm sure it's||
Confused and I'm sure it's me.
But "initial model" calls for a loss by 3.5 points. Inserting Rudock at QB flips that to a 1.1 point win, while inserting Morris has a loss, but by only 1.0 points. What's the 3.5 point intial loss based on?
|22 hours 4 min ago||I respect that it's your||
I respect that it's your opinion, it just seems incredulous to me. At some point you have to stop making excuses and perform. For football head coaches, that's from day 1. It's all on him, it's all his fault. That should be his view.
It's not Brandon's fault, it was RR's. You don't have any idea if the $1M had anything to do with the decision. RR didn't deserve a show of support at that point, and if he needed that in order to not get his ass kicked in the bowl game, it just further proves my point that he was terrible here.
We were better in 2011 because Hoke and Mattison engineered a confidence and defensive makeover. There's little evidence to believe RR could have managed the former, and abundant and certain information that he wouldn't have completed the latter. There were lots of DC's available all over college football that would have been better than the nightmares he put on the field, at whatever cost he was limited to (if he was even limited at all).
You're holding on because you invested and you probably had friends or relatives who hated him all the way through. You defended RR for a long time and were never able to concede. This is stubborn. I did the same thing as you, but I attended that disaster of a Gator Bowl and knew at that point he had to go.
He was an awful football coach at Michigan, it's OK to admit that. No you can't project some fantastical improvement - you can only project off what he did while at Michigan. It was terrible.
|22 hours 13 min ago||He wasn't a bad fit. He was||
He wasn't a bad fit. He was a bad coach here. The football decisions he made were terrible and he failed.
|1 day 15 hours ago||As stated||
I'm omitting all soft issues. None of those would have mattered if he didn't fail completely on the football field.
You want to talk about the soft issues because many of those were unfair. I won't even debate you because it doesn't matter. I'll grant all of those.
Will you grant me that GERG beaver was a disaster that had nothing to do with his treatment by a faction of the Michigan fanbase? That he changed both his defensive scheme and the positions of 3-4 players during a bye week before the Penn State game, and got obliterated by a walk-on ginger? That he played a clearly not-ready-for-B1G football McGuffie as a true freshman over Brandon Minor, who when healthy was not only leagues (light years) ahead of McGuffie, but one of the best in the B1G? Minor started 4 games and McGuffie started 6! Getting his head pounded and being in effective in all of them. Remember when Forcier hit Roundtree against Illinois and he got down to the 1 yard line. RR hands off 3 times to somebody little, on the goal line. I believe it was Vincent Smith. You figure, well, Minor's hurt and unavailable, he has no choice. Then in runs Brandon Minor on 4th down! Stuffed because now the defense is charged. Illinois, who had been actively warming up the second string QB and were to concede the game, rally and win the game. Give the ball to Minor if he's available, on 1st down and the remaining downs as needed, like any monkey would have, and Michigan wins that game. Who knows, maybe that win has the players buying in more and builds an energy his program was never able to muster. But at the least, he goes 6-6 in his second season, making a bowl. He could have changed things on his own, but he was incometent here.
This is like 5 seconds of stuff. RR was a terrible footbal coach here. I wish that wasn't the case, I was on board and committed. But he was just awful and you can't change that by invoking blue hairs.
|1 day 16 hours ago||You are choosing to omit the||
You are choosing to omit the Gator Bowl from your memory. I don't blame you. His team gave up on him. Denard Robinson - if nothing else, he was most certainly the sweetest football human to ever walk this earth - actively screamed back at him after being berated by RR for running his plays which didn't work. They quit in that game and were trampled. After weeks of practice. Outplayed, outcoached, embarassed and giving no fucks about it. When RR was fired, seemingly none of the players cared. Roy Roundtree joked about it on twitter.
It absolutely was not trending up, it was a basket case. Top in-state recruits like Royce Jenkins-Stone said they wouldn't have come to Michigan if RR was there. Recruits were bailing on him like lol. Every "hot seat" conversation began with RR and took up most of the segment. It was a complete disaster. You cannot be remembering that time correctly and have any thought that the program was trending in the right direction.
If Michigan goes 11-2 this year, I will wait for you to complain that Brady Hoke should have been retained. Because Harbaugh "won with Hoke's players."
|1 day 17 hours ago||Only if you are conciously||
Only if you are conciously omitting all of RR's football-only decisions. Forgetting about all of the softer issues (#1 jersey, swearing at practice, dismissal of traditions, etc), his football decisions were atrocious.
You are focusing on all of those softer issues and thinking to yourself, "that was really unfair, he could have succeeded without that." Not with Greg Robinson as his DC, forcing him to run a 3-3-5 when it was clear even to Brian that Gerg didn't even know where to place his MLB. Think about that alone: RR hired a coach that didn't know where to locate his MLB in a 3-3-5, and did nothing to change this fact. Even sticking with this one issue, the essence of the 3-3-5 is sending one or more of the LB's on blitzes on any given play, confusing the defense. There was none of this in Michigan's defense. How is this possible? RR was awful here.
|1 day 17 hours ago||First of all, hyperbole train||
First of all, hyperbole train running off the tracks at the end of your post there.
Second, see my post above. It's entirely possible that RR was a great coach everywhere before coming to Michigan, and a great coach after Michigan, but terrible at Michigan. It's possible and it was in fact exactly what happened.
|1 day 17 hours ago||I met RR, liked him, still cheer for him||
But if RichRod had recruited even a half-sane number of offensive lineman, any WR's besides Jeremy Gallon, or any DE's at all, Hoke would still be here. /shudders
RR was a great coach everywhere but Michigan. No matter how many times people re-assert their desire that he could have succeeded here, it will not change that he was awful at Michigan. Just terrible here. The list of offenses is too long to post. And yes he had some opposition, but he failed and it was his fault.
|1 day 22 hours ago||I assume Beamer didn't tell||
I assume Beamer didn't tell his players about the Georgia Tech thing, because he was so baffled by the encounter.
That would be great bulletin board material, which went unused because of crazy. What on earth can you do? Tell your fellow coaches, colleagues, reporters, have a chuckle... and get your ass handed to you 40-12.
|2 days 18 hours ago||Did that NW center get called||
Did that NW center get called for holding on that play with Godin? My goodness that was right in front of the ref who stared at them the entire time, didn't look like he was reaching for his flag.
Harbaugh will tear that ref a new orifice and mean it. Hoke, who always played nice with the refs and never profited from it, probably objected for a moment and relented. Harbaugh won't relent.
The MSU/OSU thing is ominous, but great analysis by Brian. I like being prepared with that knowledge this far in advance of the games. Maybe Henry gets the nod at NT for those games, and hopefully Glasgow has improved.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Bacon's reddit AMA was||
Bacon's reddit AMA was interesting on this topic yesterday. It was RichRod who asked Brandon if Les Miles would be Michigan's next coach after he'd been fired, and Brandon told him "Over my dead body."
I'd heard the story many times before, but didn't know RR was the source.
|1 week 2 hours ago||Norfleet? But you're right,||
Norfleet? But you're right, not sure how they got to only 6.
Defense seems overcounted, with us having lost Clark, Beyer, Ryan, Taylor and Countess. Clark was dismissed so I guess Ojemudia is technically a returning starter. Morgan was a starter two years ago and he's back, I assume that's the count replacing Ryan. Taylor and Beyer I can't understand.
I'm really not worried about the loss of Beyer, Taylor, or Countess (the exception to the latter is if there's a DB injury, and the loss of some nickel flexibility), but Clark and Ryan will be missed. Though it's possible Morgan makes up for the loss of Ryan's inate athleticism by having better run instincts early in the year and better coverage skills on passing downs.
|1 week 1 day ago||Need a pass rusher, need someone to step up at WR,||
Need a pass rusher, need someone to step up at WR, need a QB, need a RB who can pass block, need the OL to improve in pass blocking. I agree we'll be very pleasantly surprised with the run game (OL and RBs), TEs, and every defensive position besides SDE/pass rush. But it's still a lot of questions.
|1 week 2 days ago||" If things aren't going well they do have the||
" If things aren't going well they do have the option of moving Peppers to boundary and using Hill as a full-time starter. They clearly do not want to do that."
How does this reconcile with all of the "Hill may be the best player on the team" talk in that open practice thread? Does anyone know where that sentiment comes from - is it just one insider report from one person on 247/Scout/Rivals and it's getting repeated over and over
|1 week 2 days ago||Doesn't this follow the same rule as Rudock at QB?||
Doesn't this follow the same rule as Rudock at QB? Established power 5 starter, lost his job, played a lot of football. Brings a higher floor to the position, if Morris wins out, great, it would mean he's exceeded that floor.
Didn't happen at QB, but under that logic don't we assume Clark and Stribling have exceeded that floor? Doesn't seem like a bad thing to me, and Lyons certainly adds depth.
|1 week 3 days ago||great, thank you||
great, thank you
|1 week 4 days ago||I understand that, everyone's seen the assumed||
I understand that, everyone's seen the assumed depth chart before tonight. What I'm asking for the people who attended, did Dawson. start at LG and Bars at RT?
There has been noise that Dawson is running down Braden at LG, and if he started with the 1's tonight it would lend that more credence. If Bars is with the 1's, my first thought would be Mags is banged up
|1 week 4 days ago||well I'm an eternal optimist, but I don't see what||
well I'm an eternal optimist, but I don't see what the concern is with tonight. Injuries suck, but if Lewis dressed that's at least encouraging. If Harris and Perry really are emerging at WR, that would be an incredible addition to the team's weakest position from out of nowhere. Rudock took the job, great. Godin starting at DT is great news - we assume Hurst has great talent, Godin's pushed himself ahead. That kid can play. We're going to need another contributer with Mone out, looks like Godin's raised his hand. This all seems like good news.
But did I read Dawson was starting at LG, and Bars at RT?
|1 week 4 days ago||I'd agree with this, could be a good sign||
I'd agree with this, could be a good sign
|1 week 4 days ago||I'd allow the dubious nature of that assertion||
I'd allow the dubious nature of that assertion color the credibility of the entire post
|1 week 4 days ago||my goodness that would be a fantastic development||
my goodness that would be a fantastic development
|1 week 4 days ago||what? Marcus Ray said he was the best DB in the||
what? Marcus Ray said he was the best DB in the spring in his mind, which was a hell of a statement given everything we heard about Peppers. if Hill is better than he and Lewis (and Wilson, for that matter), let alone a guy like Jake Butt, holy crap.
|1 week 4 days ago||can you give a rationale for this? I genuinely||
can you give a rationale for this? I genuinely don't understand. He was easily the best back we had last year, in my mind. And Harbaugh loves him
|1 week 5 days ago||I dislike the work Brandon||
I dislike the work Brandon did, he was incompetent and failed and deserved to be fired. I'm glad he's gone. The vitriol here and the assignment of ill intent seems entirely unbalanced, and I see it as unreasonable. I like to attack unreasonable.
I love Brian and his writing, believe he's an immense talent. Just like you. But that doesn't mean I don't point out what I believe to be flaws. I don't read Terry Foster or Drew Sharp, don't listen to Valenti, I can't understand why anyone would. The nonsense they spew is irrelevant to me because I don't respect their work, don't care what they say, and therefore wouldn't try to point out any of their flaws or errors. This is not the case with Brian and many on this blog.
|1 week 5 days ago||No, I would have said "I||
No, I would have said "I would have loved to talk to Brandon, because it would have made a fantastic interview for the blog, and I could have challenged him on all the things I thought he was doing wrong. It would have been a long discussion."
And the groupthink here is not the disapproval of Brandon, it's the lose-their-shit-for-eight-months nature of the discourse. The demonization, the crazy extension of incompetence and failure into evil intent. The revelry in the failure. It's very reminiscent of the reaction of many to RichRod's firing. I see it as beneath this blog.
|1 week 5 days ago||There's plenty of that in||
There's plenty of that in this thread, but not in my post. What I'm saying to you above is not an argument, it's a comment that how you've interpreted what I've said is lazy.
And it's ironic that you're upset because you feel I'm trying to discredit you to further my argument. Is your original post to me not a sarcastic attack. You field both a strawman and an ad hominem up there.
|1 week 5 days ago||You can do better here. In||
You can do better here. In this thread you don't have to, sure, because everybody groupthink. But you can do better.
|1 week 5 days ago||this is a common buyout||
this is a common buyout package for ADs, it was the package the university agreed to. Your disbelief should be channeled to the amount of money flowing around college athletics, not at Brandon. He wasn't charging the fanbase exorbitant sums to fund his own demise.
|1 week 5 days ago||This is rational thinking and||
This is rational thinking and not at all mob blog mentality. I'll just continue to be the crazy one here and suggest that Brandon went to Michigan, played football for Bo, was a regent, gave up millions to take the AD job, went to so many athletic events across so many sports (meaning likely 14-16 hour days) that literally an athlete at Michigan could not be found to disparage him even though he'd clearly failed and the media was digging in every corner to find one. "He was a greedy businesspublican who lined his pockets with our money!!" Of course he was. But let's be crazy and consider HE didn't make any more money by bilking the fanbase for every dollar. He was doing it so that he could build world class athletic facilities at the school for all sports, and as soon as possible. In part for his own vanity? Sure. But probably not to fund his consumption of third world children or hammering out the shins of newborn puppies.
|1 week 5 days ago||I don't think you understand. These men hate each||
I don't think you understand. These men hate each other, it's petty and childish. The grave dancing on Brian's part has gone beyond all rationale limits of his responsibility to tell this story. It's personal, and for those who can't see that, it's only because it's personal for you too. This blog collectively, telling George Bush derp derp jokes 3 years after he's out of office. Your celebratory moment has long passed, the Hackett/Harbaugh era is here. That's the story. It's a really good one if you can leave the bitterness behind.
I'm glad Brandon's gone. When I'm glad someone's gone, I don't normally go on talking about them for months.
|1 week 5 days ago||but Brandon's statement was completely literal, he||
but Brandon's statement was completely literal, he really believes Brian is similar to a murderer of innocents.
/strokes increase in pace
|1 week 5 days ago||and Brian says if someone had tried to arrange a||
and Brian says if someone had tried to arrange a meeting with Brandon, he would have said the same thing.
mgoblog: haha, Brandon's soo stupid and childish
logic: but Brian said exactly the same thing
mgoblog: huh? /resumes masterbating on thread
|1 week 5 days ago||alternate title: Dave Brandon is a terrorist,||
alternate title: Dave Brandon is a terrorist, according to Brian Cook.
|1 week 6 days ago||I don't understand why you can't see how your||
I don't understand why you can't see how your moralistic navel gazing is grating. It is this lack of logic and critical thinking that should make you sad.
|1 week 6 days ago||Michigan too, at least some of them. They have||
Michigan too, at least some of them. They have several games down at Wayne State next weekend with some big programs - Cass Tech (Onwenu), Southfield High (Falcon), Orchard Lake St Mary's, De La Salle, even King (Corley, Hill) I believe
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||no. like the rooting for Shane thread below, this||
no. like the rooting for Shane thread below, this is a comment that could have been included in one of many threads on the board. but everyone's descending into the madness of Harbaugh so let's just enjoy it
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||Bars turning into a||
Bars turning into a serviceable back-up would be an outstanding development. I was going to do a write-up on his play during the spring game, looked at every play. He was meh, some good plays, some bad ones... couldn't conclude much.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||my goodness, +1 for the||
my goodness, +1 for the avatar
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Which is exactly what Troy||
Which is exactly what Troy is. Unless they're counting the snobbery emitted from Somerset Mall, which itself can make a case for #1.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||sounds like the internet equivalent of the drunk,||
sounds like the internet equivalent of the drunk, unreasonable trailer park guy explaining on Cops why the other guy in the trailer is really drunk and being unreasonable
|2 weeks 2 days ago||my goodness that post is||
my goodness that post is hilarious in its absolute level of wrongness
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Did anyone hear Sam Webb this||
Did anyone hear Sam Webb this morning? I tuned in late, heard him talking about Peppers playing more CB. Hill and Wilson playing great at safety, with Lyons able to play over there too. Trying Canteen and Demario Jones at CB. It sounded a little bit like a rehash of spring, but he said this was happening in this (Fall) camp.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||why? there would be at least 8 games left||
why? there would be at least 8 games left
|2 weeks 4 days ago||you should put them on the same line then, not||
you should put them on the same line then, not that any of this matters
|2 weeks 4 days ago||right. Have you heard anything to put Jones in||
right. Have you heard anything to put Jones in front of him? There's at least some anecdotal on Ways (works out with Peppers), where I haven't heard a thing on Jones since last spring.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Wormley is definitely ahead of Charlton at DE.||
Wormley is definitely ahead of Charlton at DE. Also, Jones ahead of Mays? Neither have done a thing, but at least Mays had a presence in the spring game
|2 weeks 4 days ago||you don't have to get yourself an entire twitter,||
you don't have to get yourself an entire twitter, you can just log in from your computer or get the app
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Jaron Dukes is really skinny. So much so that I||
Jaron Dukes is really skinny. So much so that I wonder how he can be in the program this long and still be that skinny - is he not working out, is he not eating enough despite the training staff recommending (I'm assuming) huge calories, something else? I guess some guys just are able to put on weight.
why am I mentioning Dukes? Because Harris is skinnier than he is. Unless he has a ton of hidden strength in that lanky frame, I'd temper expectations for at least another year.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||the OL will be there from week 1, in terms of||
the OL will be there from week 1, in terms of running the ball. pass blocking that hold up without a ton of play action? Yeah I would love to see Drevno get them right by conference play
|2 weeks 5 days ago||You can link to a Steve||
You can link to a Steve Lorenze article OP, found on his twitter. He put together the reactions of current commits and other prospects.
Though that was probably included in the 400 comment thread below. You probably cannot save yourself.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||We will run the ball quite||
We will run the ball quite well this year, if we can avoid injuries to the starting OL. If a RB emerges with the ability to make his own yards, we'll be very good. Miller was a weak spot all year, and the line began to gel at the end of the year. WR blocking must and should improve. Pass-blocking is still going to be an issue, I don't see that improving much with this group unless Drevno, and a RB emerging there as well.
DL will be a strength against the run, but I don't see much pass rush unless Marshall. There's a lot more than wishful thinking and spring game - both the OL and DL have a lot of starts, and in terms of the run game, some good performance.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||That's not the way it works.||
That's not the way it works. If he was tried and acquitted, you can't assume some level of illicit activity because he was arrested*.
|3 weeks 11 hours ago||gd it seems like he just||
gd it seems like he just broke his leg not too long ago
|3 weeks 13 hours ago||which gets Taco on the field more, who can also||
which gets Taco on the field more, who can also play. Hurts depth, and to the extent that he was ahead of the other guys, hurts performance. But the team can withstand the fall of this one dominoe on the DL. Another injury would put them in the danger zone.
Obviously still hoping it's not true.
|3 weeks 13 hours ago||Terrible for Mone if true. Football - wise, not||
Terrible for Mone if true.
Football - wise, not great. But Henry takes more snaps than planned at NT and the door cracks open for Godin at 3T. This kid can play
|3 weeks 13 hours ago||spill it big man||
spill it big man
|3 weeks 17 hours ago||This kid is jacked up, saw||
This kid is jacked up, saw him at Kid's Day. He looks like he's been in a college weight program for three years. If that's all effort, great. If he's born with it, great. He's not very tall, but he's cut to pieces.
Based on the poster who was his high school coach, the kid's work ethic is what sets him apart. If he can pick through traffic and find the holes the OL gives him (and no one else really steps up to do the same), he can absolutely play this year.
|3 weeks 17 hours ago||Dierdorf talked about this -||
Dierdorf talked about this - Bo's 1969 team was all pads all the time, hitting every day. He said they hit way too much, and Bo recognized that and scaled it back in later years.
But he said it made them tough SOB's. Games were nothing compared to the practices they endured. I can understand that. Football is a rough game, it's scary at times, honestly. You have fear - not like the fear of a test or doing poorly or failing. You have looking-into-the-eyes-of-a-lion fear. There's no problem getting up for that 3 hours, at least at an individual level. If you don't you'll get killed. You can put a lot of pain and certainly fatigue aside when faced with that supercharged flight-or-fight fear.
I think you can be flat, or lack confidence, or not care or given in. Let yourself get beat because the pain/fatigue is too much. But I don't think that happens because your body is tired in that 3 hour window. I think it happens because of a mindset. A good coach prepares and develops that mindset.
There's a lot of debate on this topic and I know coaches think about it a lot, so this could definitely be correct. I just don't see the toughness angle. I know in the eyes of this blog this makes me a bit of a blue hair, but the team wasn't tough like it needs to be the last couple of years. And I don't think a lot of contact in practice would make a team less tough.
|3 weeks 20 hours ago||This confuses me. They||
This confuses me. They didn't play like a very tough team.
"They didn't play tough because they were too beat-up in practice to play tough."
I don't think that's the way it works.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||CFL if he's going to be a WR.||
CFL or Arena League if he's going to be a WR. Learn the craft, come back in a couple years.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||He's not a couple of inches||
He's not a couple of inches taller than Dileo, unless I'm forgetting #9's measurables. He's probably exactly the same size. The lack of offers are due to size, in my mind - he's probably 5'9" (first blush seeing him on Kid's Day I would have said 5'8"; he's small).
Don't care and Love this kid. Great route running is something this team desperately needs. Even when he's not playing, seeing a technician in practice will be a great benefit to all the other WR's on the team.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Magnus keeps hinting at Gentry seeing snaps this||
Magnus keeps hinting at Gentry seeing snaps this year, so if they're going with a second QB look, I assume it'll be him. Not enough practice time for all three
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Also as as FYI for the board, Hurst was introduced||
Also as as FYI for the board, Hurst was introduced as a defensive tackle and defensive end. The others were one or the other. So Henry was a DT, as was Mone, Glasgow, Godin. Durkin called Wormley, Charlton, Strobel defensive ends, and Ojemudia, RJS, and Marshall buck LBs (but still introduced with the DL unit
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Strobel is still on defense. Harbaugh described||
Strobel is still on defense. Harbaugh described him as "available on offense", but playing defense. He was introduced with the DL at kids day
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Ray is prone to grand, dramatic statements. If||
Ray is prone to grand, dramatic statements. If you dismiss those, his analysis is pretty spot-on. He was very critical if the team at times last year, and early on said they were mediocre (even before ND).
I don't think this means anything re. the other RBs. It's been a long offseason for the analysts as well, need a couple overstatement to get them through to the first week of practice
|4 weeks 6 days ago||this is overstated. the gif is a great block, and||
this is overstated. the gif is a great block, and he's made some nice blocks and some other special teams plays in his time here. But he's also missed a ton of blocks, or at least he did last year. Going into last year the narrative was "should be good and if nothing else really good blocking", and it stuck. But didn't really pan out, needs to improve his blocking along with route running this year.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||this is a new and impressive missive brought back||
this is a new and impressive missive brought back from Imagination Land. I'm sure RichRod has won many titles for you there over the last several years.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||you miss the point, and apologies for being so||
you miss the point, and apologies for being so blunt, but I belive that evinces how little you know about leadership. CEO has a CFO, they do good work together, CEO moves to a bigger company. Can't have my CFO? Well then I'm going to suck for three years. That's a worthless CEO. You're not allowed that type of excuse.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||how about his 3rd year, when he not only changed||
how about his 3rd year, when he not only changed the positions of several of his defensive players during the bye week before PSU, but once again changed the entire scheme? Resulting total confusion and gingerpocalypse was an obvious outcome. Somehow I kept believing in the guy through the bowl game, when his players quit on him. He was terrible, terrible at Michigan.
|5 weeks 9 min ago||this matters not even a little. As a leader of||
this matters not even a little. As a leader of anything, you're not allowed to say "I couldn't have my first choice, that's why I failed." Even though the normally sensible proprietors of this site promote this theory, you've got to let it go. RR was alone responsible for his awful defense, full stop.
He was terrible here, the faults are too numerous to rehash. He was great at WV and has been great at Arizona, neither of which erase the fact that he was awful at Michigan.
|5 weeks 15 hours ago||I know he's won a national||
I know he's won a national title, but could you reallY trust your kid to someone who allows himself to go by "Jimbo"?
|5 weeks 15 hours ago||It's a long time to signing||
It's a long time to signing day fellas
|5 weeks 17 hours ago||it is a good barometer of the will and desire for||
it is a good barometer of the will and desire for reason of the American male. There's been a lot to be optimistic about recently, with the gay marriage ruling the most pronounced. I never despised those opposed to this, given it's something that's been taboo in most cultures for the entirety of human history. Overcoming that takes time, not ridicule. But over the last two decades and certainly within the last 5 years the approach has been reasoned argument: "that's not natural!" was met with scientific data that shows this prominent throughout nature; "you may as well let a man marry a dog!" or "40 year old marry a 9 year old" were met with reasoned arguments as to why these things certainly weren't the same thing; people recognized they had loved ones who were gay; finally all that was left was religion, and in the west that's not enough. Yes long overdue, but reason finally won over not-reason. I see arguments on reddit, and yes I'm sure everyone here hates reddit, but I see educated people bringing facts and sound analysis and a lot of hot takes dismissed. This blog isn't a bad example of what I'm talking about on many topics. I'm hopeful that reason is the future with a more educated population and intolerance of demogoguery. But humans have have fallen away from that before - the Persians and Greeks and Romans probably thought they were there as well.
Too dramatic for this issue? Probably. But there are clear-cut issues here that popular culture has dealt with in the recent past, there's plenty to allow the majority to object to the case's handling: the evidence against Brady is circumstantial and weak; the science, where there is any, is inconclusive or supports him; there are chain of custody issues; you have other QBs in the league admitting to over/under inflated prerences; the established fine, even if found with wrongdoing, is $25,000. The case is weak, the only way out for Godell is to rely on the lowest common denominator implication of "if he didn't have anything to hide, he'd have given up his cell phone." This is the silly 'if you're not guilty then why not let the cops search your car' argument we all moved past in high school. It's shameful and Godell should be roasted by every blogger and, yes, reason-lover on the Internet.
|5 weeks 23 hours ago||this is also a battle between continued lowest||
this is also a battle between continued lowest common denominator thinking and what's hopefully a more reasoned national consciousness going forward. It's worth the fight on that front alone. Foolish pundits across the country responded to the NFL's decision with something along the lines of "well not providing the cell phone makes me think he did it". This is asshole thinking, dumbed down, regardless of how one feels about Brady. Not surrendering the phone is evidence of exactly nothing, and to the extent the national debate hasn't yet recognized that, we're all worse off.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I won't watch a Patriots game until he returns.||
I won't watch a Patriots game until he returns. Boycott should be absolute from M and Patriots fans
|5 weeks 1 day ago||the Heisman talk really needs to stop. If Peppers||
the Heisman talk really needs to stop. If Peppers were were to be any level of all-B1G this year - first team, second team, honorable mention - it would be an outstanding achievement and great boon to the defense.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Hell yes the return of the Drakes. Watched||
Hell yes the return of the Drakes. Watched Maryland game on DVR (do you remember the roughing the kicker penalty that turned 3 pts into 7, or the dropped passes / terrible throws on simple out patterns on 3rd/4th down (including Canteen's drop in the end zone, turning 7 points into 3), or the Dever-tipped pass that dropped right into Likely's hands returned inside the 5, or the missed 39-yard FG by Wile, all in addition to the Norfleet return being called back?), and Drake was easily our best back.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Marcus Ray had some really positive things to say||
Marcus Ray had some really positive things to say about Delano Hill a little while ago on WTKA. Said he impressed most among the DBs in the spring, always making plays. Also will hit people, but wasn't sure if he was the most "cerebral". Last bit is a little worrisome for a safety, but he thought Hill could take the job away from Wilson. Talked about nickel packages, Hill would be out there with Wilson, Peppers to nickel.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Rutgers and Maryland would have been wins with||
Rutgers and Maryland would have been wins with anything other than total incompetence and lack of confidence by the team. OSU was a 7 pt game in the 4th quarter with 5 minutes to go, a 4th and 1 on Michigan's 40 yard line. Ryan almost makes the tackle. Instead it's a TD and another clown show turnover leads to another TD. No Michigan didn't deserve to win and shouldn't have won, but that was the toughest game the Buckeyes played out of their last 4. It WAS a fairly close game.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||That Leiv Onwuzurike has a||
That Levi Onwuzurike has a pretty funny twitter. It comes up automatically on 247, so no stalk.
Really need a WDE. I agree I think Murphy looks like an SDE.
On a related front, some guy from Men of the Scarlet and Gray just CB'd Donnie Corley to Michigan. Very much an outlier, I'd be curious to what that's even based on. Perhaps Corley could be MSU's "I've had them as the leader but I commit to someone other than them"...?
|6 weeks 2 days ago||The spreads surprised me as||
The spreads surprised me as well, but I assumed I didn't know enough about what they lost. This is a sobering look, but if accurate (and it appears so based on the other fans comments), I'm glad to have it.
But hey, a win will be that much better. Hopefully the interior DL makes life tough for the QB, and we get some plays from Peppers and Lewis.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Is there a link? I did||
Is there a link? I did google, but nothing readily came up
|6 weeks 3 days ago||the run blocking of the OL wasn't that bad last||
the run blocking of the OL wasn't that bad last year. Really wasn't. The playcalling was incredibly limited because our QB couldn't stop turning the ball over, and a new scheme had to be kept simple. There were plenty of holes to run through, it's just that both Green and Smith lacked the patience or vision to hit them consistently. Brian's done a good job documenting that and it was true. The OSU game wasn't anything special in terms of playcalling, it's just that Johnson found the cracks, had the patience, and accelerated when he needed to, getting most of the yards the OL provided. He missed some holes as well, but was generally very good.
He's by far the best known commodity, but the injury causes doubt.
|7 weeks 10 hours ago||glad we rid ourselves of the ladybits to make room||
glad we rid ourselves of the ladybits to make room for this
|7 weeks 15 hours ago||Asimov was right, they are||
Asimov was right, they are going to test the shit out of us, and slot us into jobs for life. Remember to keep insisting that your scores were wrong...
|7 weeks 23 hours ago||He will never do this, will||
He will never do this, will never stay out of the spotlight. He is an agitator by DNA. If things are going OK and he and his team are grinding/working, he'll become uncomfortable with that status quo. He'll blow something up. The Cowherd interview was this exactly - he can't just abide and grind, he needs to be changing/moving.
The odd thing is that pictures of his trip to Paris triggered the article. Those were really pleasant and showed Harbaugh as a just a happy guy. They were the most genuine and least troll-worthy posts I've seen. The fact that these writers used this as their jumping point is evidence that they've been waiting for an opportunity to wade into the Cowherd troll waters on Harbaugh for a little while. Get used to it, going to be a fantastic ride.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||He was fantastic, people||
He was fantastic, people forget about him too often. Constantly made plays, always figured out how to beat his man.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I'm not sure there are 5||
There are a lot of unknowns though. A lot of players could click and be quite good: Kalis, Magnuson, Cole, Braden, Chesson, Canteen, Ways, Khalid Hill, one of Johnson/Isaac/Green.
I think the downside risk is small, with much more potential upside. But in terms of what's proven, there's not much.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||It is stunning to me how many||
It is stunning to me how many people have already written Malzone off. He was on campus for about 6 minutes before being thrown into the starting QB competition as a true freshman early enrollee. For much of the spring practice period, rumors kept leaking out about how Malzone looked best and could take the job. This ahead of an Army All-American and an Elite 11 4*/5*. He apparently easily passed the former, and ended up neck and neck with the latter. The spring game comes along, he looks more poised than any true freshman deserves to be. Throws a decent long ball that Ways should have pulled in, instead ends up in Watson's hands as an INT. Scrambles out of trouble and throws a dart to Winovich who looks hopelessly unable to catch anything. Morgan makes a great play on a poor decision by Malzone. Arm isn't the strongest, sure. Throws a screen that Lewis was in the area on and everyone counts that as a pick - it ganed like 12 yards.
All along he looked in command of the huddle, knew the offense, didn't look overly confused, didn't look out of place. Sure Harbaugh said Morris won the day. But I thought it was a great start for an early enrollee QB. Understanding the offense, the defense, and knowing where to go with the football are so much more important thatn arm strength. Malzone seems to have that and poise - he can certainly be the starter here someday.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||That's contrary to what many||
That's contrary to what many say. I know Sam Webb has repeatedly said Battle committed when he did to step in front of Langford. Michigan had one spot for whoever wanted to commit first, and Battle took it. Webb hinted that Langford was very interested in Michigan and perhaps on the verge of committing, hence the action by Battle.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||At least he didn't wait and||
At least he didn't wait and Tyus up any longer with his decision
|7 weeks 4 days ago||15 minutes a day, 12 times a day, with the caveat||
15 minutes a day, 12 times a day, with the caveat that commitment or actual football minutes will turn the 15 minutes into two hours.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I see that kid as an H-back all day. A very||
I see that kid as an H-back all day. A very dangerous one: ferocious blocker, speed/moves in the flat, ability to slip into the seam and take a ball deep if the D forgets about him.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||According to this article by||
According to this article by 247, Devin Bush was measured at 5'9" at the Opening. Curios if that will affect his rating or recruiting.
Dontavious Jackson was listed as the #2 LB for the day.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Brandon Peters is getting a||
Brandon Peters is getting a lot of this. "Surprisingly athletic", "don't sell short his athleticism", "has an athleticism that will sneak up on you". I think it was Dilfer who came out and said that he's the most athletic QB at the Elite 11, without any white-guy qualifiers.
|8 weeks 21 hours ago||Ah thank you. Maybe that was||
Ah thank you. Maybe that was included in the link, but didn't see any context in the snippet. That makes sense
|8 weeks 21 hours ago||He'll have a full year of||
He'll have a full year of guard on film (last year), and this at center. There won't be any uncertainty about his ability to play both. Now to what level is the question, but again I think his performance is certainly enough to get drafted.
I don't want to bang on Miller now that he's left, because he was decent and filled his role last year. But... as we know he lacked strength and this caused consistent problems with the OL last year. In terms of draftability, I'd bet looking at the film last year Glasgow may get comments like "leaves his combo block too early" or "rounds out when pulling / slow to get to assignment when pulling". Some of this would be due to assuming Miller has his guy, leaving, and then that guy makes the tackle as Miller gets pushed down. And Miller getting plowed back into the backfield - which didn't happen all the time, but happened often enough that I think both guards subconciously stepped too far back (so they wouldn't get stepped on by a retreating Miller). That's why I say a more consistent Kalis and Magnuson on his right and left would help his evaluation. Even though I'm sure pro scouts are supposed to take those things into consideration, I'm not sure if they always do.
I'm also hoping Glasgow in the middle will be enough of a plus over Miller that couples with an improving line, that we actually see them as "good" this year. At least in run blocking. I think we'll still struggle in pass pro.
|8 weeks 23 hours ago||I'm confused on the second||
I'm confused on the second entry - another unversity's AD was commenting that Michigan was one of the most valuable brands in sports?
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Graham Glasgow will certainly be drafted next||
Graham Glasgow will certainly be drafted next year. Ability to play center and guard has a lot of value, even has game and a lot of practice reps at tackle. He's a lot better player than people give him credit for, and if he Kalis and Magnuson can play consistently next to him, his abilities will stand out more on film.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I thought it was "swoll"?||
I thought it was "swoll"?
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I do not enjoy the fact that||
I do not enjoy the fact that not only did we lose to them, but were outcoached on both sides of the ball. They were absolutely manhandled by OSU, MSU, Wisconsin, and Nebraska. This bothers me, that they are able to claim a 1-0 conference record against us.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||200 words is an odd lie, I||
200 words is an odd lie, I merely posted pithy snarks at the conclusion of each article praising Peters. Yes, I declare you spaz. But I do hope my removing them gives you some peace this evening. It was probably in poor taste, and detracted from Peters' accomplishments.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||The people, including one||
The people, including one spaz of a ghost, have spoken. I have edited the OP.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||it's all in good fun||
it's all in good fun
|8 weeks 2 days ago||certainly Hoke mentioned that. my high school||
certainly Hoke mentioned that. my high school coach talked about it, as I'm sure most do. only creepy of you're not that familiar with the game
|8 weeks 3 days ago||mother fucking Rut fucking gers||
mother fucking Rut fucking gers
|8 weeks 3 days ago||how about this||
it's 3rd and 5 against mother fucking Rutgers. 3 WR. Two of them run deep routes, the 3rd runs a square-in at 10 yards.
Yes I can't wait for Harbaugh.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||He is and was a great coach, no doubt. But||
He is and was a great coach, no doubt. But Narduzzi's on record as saying Dantonio wanted to run a scheme just like he ran at OSU, with big corners and the like. Narduzzi insisted they run his aggressive press scheme because he couldn't get the personnel they had at Ohio State. By implication that says the Sparty scheme was the brainchild of Narduzzi. They're not going to suck overnight, but a combination of losing his expertise on that scheme, replacing him with coaches who aren't quite as good, and the changes they'll be forced to make given how spread teams exposed them last year, could lead to some degradation in their performance. I think that's what people mean when they talk about losing Narduzzi, and it's a valid point
|8 weeks 5 days ago||yes, watched that recently, just a horrendous||
yes, watched that recently, just a horrendous game. speaking of WR, watch our guys in that game - they just run out and turn. where's a gd head fake or double move. rounded off routes. and poor blocking too. and for fuck's sake how many stick routes do we run on 3rd and short? all of them. how about a gd slant every now and again, I mean the guy's playing off Funchess. LB is blitzing - he's already declared by moving to the DEs butt - there is no way a slant can fail if the DB is playing off.
|9 weeks 21 hours ago||Cowherd, happy:||
Cowherd, happy: Ratings.
Harbaugh, happy: Sowed discomfort and diplayed no fucks given.
This is a win-win.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||He's visiting OSU the weekend||
He's visiting OSU the weekend just before his decision though. I'm betting Ohio State knows they have until then to land their preferred guys, and if not they'll take Mitchell. Everything I've read says he's had them as the first choice.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I think people are probably||
I think people are probably thinking the other way around: perhaps Harding isn't as desired by Harbaugh's staff and may be encouraged to move on? I haven't heard any of that, but my guess is the conjecture is just as likely on M's part as Harding's.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Still need a WDE though,||
Still need a WDE though, that's an absolutely essential need. X. Kelly and Daniel Joseph, then this kid. Need to have multiple oars in the water. I assume they'd take whoever's first.
But I'm still confused about the SDE, WDE, and Buck LB positions. We'll have an SDE position, that seems clear. Do the WDE and Buck stay on the field at the same time? If Buck is essentially a SAM who can put his hand down, doesn't that fly in the face of the nickel defense Brian and Co. have been saying Durkin will run? Nickel means Peppers as the fifth DB along with two safeties, which means two ILB's. Is that WDE the Buck LB in that scenario?
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Ace put in a ballz for him to||
Ace put in a ballz for him to M back in January. A more recent pick in June has him going to Oregon. But only 4 ballz overall.
247 does say Drevno visited him on April 30, so we're still after him, apparently.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||I like V4, much less panicky||
I like V4, much less panicky
You talk about losing mo with Xavier Kelly, but I thought he kept recruiting close to the vest. The ballz there may be even less reliable than normal. And if Daniel Joseph is really 50/50 UM vs Sparty, we should be in decent shape there. They've got two excellent WDEs and Michigan has zero and nothing established on the roster (though I have high hopes for both Taco and Marshall). Playing time should be a major sell. If we pull one of either of those two, get Mitchell, Upshur, and Gary, this is a phenomenal class
|9 weeks 4 days ago||2017, so far away. Kelly could burst or go to the||
2017, so far away. Kelly could burst or go to the NFL. Interesting news, but so much time to find an elite TE in that class
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Marcus Ray had some damning with faint praise of||
Marcus Ray had some damning with faint praise of him on Webb's show. He fit the part, passed eyeball test, big kid, good frame. Man-to-man skills were "adequate", had good feet. But overall it sounded like the kid didn't really stick out that much, other than size.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||"Studies have shown a||
"Studies have shown a majority of women know if they'll sleep with a man within 30 seconds of meeting him...
/look down at watch
"... my car's outside."
|9 weeks 6 days ago||that's what she said||
that's what she said
|9 weeks 6 days ago||who is the one quoted in the article? Agree with||
who is the one quoted in the article? Agree with everyone else, I love it
|10 weeks 17 hours ago||I forgive you Jay Harbaugh||
Welcome to Michigan Devery, great news, great name
|10 weeks 18 hours ago||Based on that alone, I'm||
Based on that alone, I'm going to say he'll reconsider before signing day. It's one thing to make up your mind the night before you announce something that will happen several months down the road. It's another when those months dwindle away, and faced with the prospect of actually moving that far away - in terms of distance and culture.
Alabama is going to add a shitload of DL between now and signing day, all probably higher ranked than Kareem. If competition at MSU was a factor, this kid will reconsider.
|10 weeks 19 hours ago||That leaves a bit of a mark.||
That leaves a bit of a mark. But we'll see if it sticks - long way to signing day.
|10 weeks 23 hours ago||Sam Webb wasn't able to go||
Sam Webb wasn't able to go gut-feeling on Kareem yesterday, he seemed to think another kid (his good friend, someone in Michigan) committing to Sparty would factor into the decision. Didn't say he was Sparty-bound, but it would affect the decision. Given Sam gave this as the response to the caller's question on Kareem, I took it as an ominous sign.
IOW, if that was something but not an overriding factor, I would have expected him to say "it'll make a difference, but M is still in good position" or something to that effect. Did anyone hear his update today (podcasts never play for me)?
|10 weeks 1 day ago||gd it who masterbated between 5 and 7 pm (besides||
gd it who masterbated between 5 and 7 pm (besides me)? Couldn't it have waited until after the announcement (no.)?
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Lorenz now tweeting about "pumping the brakes"||
Lorenz now tweeting about "pumping the brakes"
|10 weeks 1 day ago||I thought the consensus was||
I thought the consensus was that coach was a Sparty guy, didn't care for M? Totally understand that widely-accepted notion could be absolutely incorrect, but I thought that was the thinking.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||The Chaos, keep rolling with||
The Chaos, keep rolling with it. With it, In it, Through it, Around it, becoming it as One with it. This is Harbaugh. Welcome Benjamin
|10 weeks 1 day ago||The upvote is unintentional||
The upvote is unintentional friend, I tried to hit your link and missed
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Invoking 2006 really hurts your argument||
Almost doesn't count - lots of good teams almost lost somewhere along the way, but didn't. The OSU game in Columbus was one for the ages - they had a fantastic offense, so did Michigan. And USC was the best team in the country that year. 2006 was a great team.
- holy fuck that team was loaded: Henne, Hart, Long, Breaston, Manningham, Lamarr Woodley, Leon Hall, Alan Branch, David Harris, Shawn Crable (no!), Tim Jamison. They lost to two great teams, one on the road, the other a virtual road game. This was a great, great team.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||He was also 4th string at times during the spring,||
He was also 4th string at times during the spring, obviously meaning he was behind a walk-on. Harbaugh was "challenging him" to improve, but he didn't put Malzone or Morris at 4th string. He has Fall camp and plenty of time - literally years - to improve, move up, and take the job someday. But right now he's definitely the odd man out.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||this is so childish of all three parties involved.||
this is so childish of all three parties involved. none of which are Brandon
|10 weeks 5 days ago||I think you're probably||
I think you're probably right.
And I think I was incorrect - the fourth visitor Wednesday is a 2017 OL, also from NJ.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Great news. Biggest offers||
Great news. Biggest offers from Miami, Louisville, Colorado.
Always good to get more Florida
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Is it Ron Johnson, Brad||
Is it Ron Johnson, Brad Hawkins, Amir Mitchell, and Donald Stewart that are visiting on Wednesday? Stewart went to Stanford recently, called it his dream offer, and ballz have been shifting there lately.
Johnson and one of the 2 receivers are critical in my mind. Johnson and Khalid would be a great duo at DE, but maybe more SDE types. Get them in, pull another elite WDE. If we get one of Mitchell and Hawkins this summer, there's plenty of time to bring in another elite WR.
Per 247, looks like Mitchell visits Ohio State today and ND tomorrow.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||True, but you must mean||
weird-awesome. Like Lawful-good in D&D back in the day, these coaches have Weird-Awesome, or Awesome-Weird twitter presences.
I wasn't sure about Partridge - the Blue Swarm thing wasn't my cup of tea, and the constant references to Michigan Nation (like many, I grate against XX Nation anything) weren't the greatest. An Always Sunny reference though, is pretty spectacular.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||He also mentioned that||
He also mentioned that Michigan will probably be in it for EJ Price, and they've been involved for a little while.
Also also, David Reese is still committed, loves Michigan, his parents are both educators so the M degree means everything. The rumors of wavering are probably due to the fact that he hasn't been ensured he'll be a LB by M's coaches, they've said they'll give him a shot. Schools like Louisville and Kentucky are selling him on the fact that he's a LB guaranteed, so if he really wants that in college - a guarantee he'll play LB - he wants a fallback option.
|11 weeks 22 hours ago||come back for what? We don't||
come back for what? We don't build anything in the US anymore. This is a simplistic answer and I don't have the data, but anecdote-ally we're simply not creating the jobs that require traditional trade skills. Isn't that the case?
|11 weeks 22 hours ago||Your core argument is||
Your core argument is correct, but there's a very big difference between healthcare and college: healthcare costs are essentially unknown, so there's no comparison of prices between care providers. Consumers don't include price in their decision because they don't know it. Yes, for terminal cases you'll pay anything for the best care. But for a broken foot? This type of care is a commodity and prices should be known, and there should be a cost/benefit to the individual for choosing higher/lower cost of such a service. Doesn't work that way today. You either have insurance or you don't, it's either covered or it's not; consumers don't compare prices of the providers. Massive distortion of the market.
Colleges don't have that issue, prices are well known and considered. The easy loans distort the market, but consequences of that decision are known.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Sam Webb touched on it often,||
Sam Webb touched on it often, while not outright saying DeWeaver wasn't asked to stay, he made it abundantly clear that Harbaugh and staff were hotly pursuing several other QBs, and DeWeaver wasn't a focus. Remember the Eason and Peters pursuits? Then it was Peters.
DeWeaver was a commit back then, nobody hated him like they do now. Including Sam Webb (though I'm sure Webb doesn't hate him now). It wasn't a "he's no good, he's a Sparty". The kid stayed committed through that mess of a season, we loved him. It was a bit of an awkward, "he's still committed, but the coaches appear to be going really hard after several other guys."
Two QB thing could b accurate: Harbaugh may have been glad to keep him, as long as he got another guy he coveted. By the way it played out: Peters as the drop-back, the Viromantes kid as the runner/option guy, it seems clear that DeWeaver wasn't the first choice as the QB.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Separately, but Ballz-related||
Ace just went ballz for Devin Bush Jr. to Mich. He's the second prognosticator to pick M for him recently. He also went ballz for top TE target Naseir Upshur earlier this weekend, and some guy from Temple's website did the same this morning.
JC Shurburtt went ballz on Ron Johnson, 4* DE out of NJ, this weekend. Ace has been ballz on him since April.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Lookin' at you Magnus||
Lookin' at you Magnus
|11 weeks 5 days ago||USF = South Florida? He does||
USF = South Florida? He does have an offer from them, per 247. Wake Forest and Iowa State would then complete the list of Power 5 offers.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||3*||
Miami, Wisconsin, Rutgers, Syracuse, West Virginia are the major offers
|11 weeks 5 days ago||I'd guess Reuben Jones||
He's more thickly built at this point, while Johnson still needs to put on a lot of weight.
Jones looks like he can get after it today (or several months ago, when he visited).
Johnson did an interview recently where he said he's up to 235, so he's apparently bigger than these pictures will show. But still looked skinny. He looks great long term, but probably needs a RS.
Tall as balls though
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Todd Collins had a 16 year NFL career as a||
Todd Collins had a 16 year NFL career as a back-up, including 21 starts from 1995-2010. So yeah, except for him too.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Why do you see a redshirt,||
Why do you see a redshirt, just curious? Numbers are light at TE, and Harbaugh loves them. They moved a totally-unprepared-for-it Winovich over in spring, and looked at Poggi. They need TE's, and if Wheatley is serviceable he has a good chance to contribute.
They can play him at TE this year, move him to OT next year.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||the coaches saw him today at the Texas camp||
the coaches saw him today at the Texas camp
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Of course I know it's not the||
Of course I know it's not the absolute determination of an offer, but coaches invite lineman to camps, and based on their performance in that camp, some get an offer and some don't.
And there's more to watching a drill than the thing itself: foot speed, athleticism, technique, and competitiveness are all measurable from seeing them in person. And I wouldn't go so far as to say an OG never sees rusher in space - they'll see plenty on DE stunts and LB blitzes.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Hill does get beat deep||
Hill does get beat deep pretty badly in one of the skills videos above.
I don't understand why offensive line drills wouldn't be helpful from these types of camps. It's pass blocking only, seems to favor the defense, and isn't in pads, so sure there are limitations. But you get to see a player handle a defender in space, see his footwork, see his competitiveness. If evals of OL are worthless, how do kids earn camp offers from coaches when the go to college camps and do essentially the same drills? Since they do earn offers at those camps, I conclude that coaches find value in it.
Or are you saying the drills completed in college camps are different than those used in Rivals-type camps?
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Do you mean where I said I||
Do you mean where I said I believed he was better than #8? Yes, I'm basing it on the clips above.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||God Bless||
and yes absolutely, Fuck Cancer
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Lucas||
One of the top 5 performers at the Miami camp, per Ryan Bartow. Notes over a dozen offers, with Syracuse along with Minnesota. Says he was outstanding at Alabama's camp last week as well as this one. Alabama probably has 6 DEs more than they need in this class, he won't get a scholly there. Maybe he's limited in how many camps he can attend, that's why Harbaugh's idea here is genius.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||no mandate was necessary, it could simply be HS||
no mandate was necessary, it could simply be HS coaches ingratiating themselves to the local colleges ("yeah we didn't have any of our kids there, Coach Saban, we didn't think < insert joke about northern schools not being able to teach football > anyway!") He gets a smile from Saban and maybe an invite to some thing down the line.
Could also be simple bias on the part of that coach, he may realize his kids aren't M level and why not engage in a little provincialism. I think a few of us would smile if Saban had a camp and Wilcher kept his Cass kids home
|12 weeks 4 days ago||What were Magnus' comments?||
What were Magnus' comments?
|12 weeks 4 days ago||just goes to show the variability - Deweaver||
just goes to show the variability - Deweaver wasn't even mentioned by Simmons (he did mention the height - challenged TCU kid), not in the top 5 performers, apparently Dilfer loved him. Sparty fans are predictably butthurt in the 247 thread
|12 weeks 4 days ago||live blog from Simmons for anyone interested||
live blog from Simmons for anyone interested http://247sports.com/Board/30/Contents/Elite-11-Semifinals-live-stream-3...
Peters does seem to be impressing him, at least so far. Harbaugh? HARBAUGH.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||He does work at 247, it's possible he split a 6||
He does work at 247, it's possible he split a 6 pack of that new apple cider that surely must be very profitable for the liquor companies given how many are joining the market and how intensely they're going after what seems to be a Zima-like beverage with Wiltfong last night, took his best guesses and ran with them. nothing to get too excited over, but better than no prediction for M
|12 weeks 6 days ago||who's podcast? what the hell does this mean?||
who's podcast? what the hell does this mean?
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Last season was a disaster,||
Last season was a disaster, not so for Sparty.
David Dawson decommitted and recommitted. As a general rule I agree kids don't recommit, but if this was a case "go visit other places and make sure this is right for you", it may not apply here. Each case is unique.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||This is from last night. Who knows eh?||
|12 weeks 6 days ago||He visited Sparty on Wed.,||
He visited Sparty on Wed., after visiting Michigan this weekend.
I'd guess this is bad news. Sam Webb has said some of those around him weren't happy with the way Michigan was recruiting him. That changed this last weekend, he had a very good visit, family liked it, etc. Michigan improved in his eyes.
But given prior commitment to Sparty and just-improving relationship with M, it's probably not good.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Per Sam Webb's twitter, Evans||
Per Sam Webb's twitter, Evans isn't announcing tomorrow, as was the plan. He wants to visit ND and OSU camps
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Has there been a BTN "Elite"||
Has there been a BTN "Elite" program on that team yet? Because I want to see it. They finished #3 in the country, beating Florida State in the Orange Bowl. That's elite.
Watching the Illinois Basketball version of that program, the year Michigan won the National Championship was just the greatest. "Flying Illini!" romp through the Big Ten, What a GREAT TEAM!, Maybe the Best EVER?, Look at all these GUYS Certainly the BEST of the ER-- ARGGHHGHH!!!AHHLGHH!AHHH!! Wrecked by Michigan in the tournament. Not even the best on your own show.
|13 weeks 19 hours ago||"Bama... not have room" LOL.||
"Bama... not have room" LOL. alum96 you so crazy
|13 weeks 21 hours ago||They're equivalent, I agree,||
They're equivalent, I agree, though I'd pick OSU in the Tier 1 every time.
It seems like an incredible deal to me. The OSU tickets are worth $125 even if Michigan is 7-4 going into that game, just for the Harbaugh-Meyer'ness of it all. The other two at $50 each is a steal.
And if Michigan is 9-2 (or better) going into that game, the OSU tickets are worth much, much more.
|13 weeks 21 hours ago||is that a compliment?||
is that a compliment?
|13 weeks 21 hours ago||Again, I thought you said a||
Again, I thought you said a while ago that you would stop talking about him?
The parallels aren't exact, but the similarity is there between this and the RichRod/DickRod types who just couldn't let it go after he was fired. Albeit this is much funnier.
|13 weeks 21 hours ago||I'm sorry I don't understand:||
I'm sorry I don't understand: you can get OSU, UNLV, and Oregon State for $225?
Or OSU, Rutgers, BYU for the same price?
|13 weeks 21 hours ago||This is outstanding news. If||
This is outstanding news. If they do play music pre-game, which I have no objection to if the players like it, they need to turn down the volume down for Odin's sake. A big part of game day for me as a season ticket holder is talking with the friends I've made around me. I don't know how many times those conversations have been cut short over the last several years by the sudden blaring of rap/ACDC.
|13 weeks 22 hours ago||*this year. He was||
*this year. He was demonstrably awful during the spring game (I'm commenting on his play and not him as a person). There's no reason to keep him on offense. Yes, even based on one game/scrimmage. It's hard for me to believe that Poggi wasn't a better alternative in that position switch.
But I assume Khalid Hill will remove all doubts, assuming he's healthy, and even a true freshman Ty Wheatley Jr. is going to be a better option at H-back. We need reserve LB's this year and starters next, and that's where Winivich's long term plan should be. There's no reason to waste a Fall camp on offense.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Hmmm... 10 pm. Were I a||
Hmmm... 10 pm. Were I a recruit in EST, that would seem an odd time to make an announcement.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Revisionist||
His great ability was jump cuts, picking through traffic and finding the hole. He was outstanding at it, and a great, great running back for Michigan.
If you're agreeing with Purplestuff, then I'll address you both in this reply - there are a lot of reasons M lost to those teams in that era, and I wouldn't include Mike Hart anywhere on it. First, many of those games were unbelievably close.
UT and Vince Young barely beat M. Hart had 21 carries for 83 yards as a true freshman. Perhaps Vince Young's 192 yards and 4 TD's on the ground had more to do with that loss. They lost by 1 point.
USC and their all-stars beat M when the figured out Lloyd didn't have any safeties. Hart only had 47 yards on 17 carries, but the score was 32-18. Josh Booty's near-400 yards and 4 TDs mattered a lot more in that one.
Troy Smith and the Buckeyes won one of the best games of the decade in Columbus, with Henne having a great game in part because of Hart's threat. He had 142 yards and 3 TD's in that game. They lost by 3 on the road.
I'm not going back any further because wincing, but you're re-writing history to fit a narrative. Hart didn't have much of an NFL career? Neither did Vince Young. Was he good in college? He was amazing. Troy Smith flamed out in the NFL. Was he good in college? Yes, he was fantastic. Same goes for Hart.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Great write-up, thanks, and for all the informed||
Great write-up, thanks, and for all the informed posts during this run. Bandwagon was brief, but very enjoyable. I looked up Bakich's hire date in order to troll the relentless Brandon haters, given he made and outstanding hire here, and really enjoyed the Ann Arbor News write-up on him. He'd been interested in the M job for a long time, this was his destination job. Youngest BCS coach in the country at the time he was hired.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||bit of a micro bubble, um, brewing here methinks||
bit of a micro bubble, um, brewing here methinks
|13 weeks 5 days ago||How many teams make the NCAA||
How many teams make the NCAA tourney? I know I'm horribly behind on this. But the bandwagon is driving through town and I need to chase it and jump on
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Saban has a medical waiting for her when she gets||
Saban has a medical waiting for her when she gets back to Tuscaloosa
|14 weeks 12 hours ago||Rudock is likely an upgrade over our current QBs,||
Rudock is likely an upgrade over our current QBs, doesn't matter if his old team has a better option. No one is excited about being in a top 20. And a silent commit from a highly ranked player would be a positive for any team in the country. You're going to have to work a little harder to troll and/or bellyache
|14 weeks 16 hours ago||Right there with you. I||
Right there with you. I think about the last class, where there was a local 4* kid committed to Wisconsin, Sam Webb made it clear this kid was hoping to get an offer from Harbaugh. Instead they went with 2* Ulizio (sorry for the butchered spelling kid), and I thought "I wonder what this kid has that everybody else missed." Wasn't at all concerned that OMG WE MISSED A 4*!!! I would have been that once upon a time.
I'm just a little curious as to why we don't have a bunch of kids jumping in the boat right now. It seems obvious to me that Harbaugh is special, just viewing his actions close up now that he's here. He's someone who's going to effect your entire life, and well beyond football. Also curious as to why we don't seem to be going after Ohio kids. But it's curiosity, not concern, and not obsessive like I used to be.
|14 weeks 18 hours ago||Thanks. Once upon a time it||
Thanks. Once upon a time it was that way here, but I don't think every bit of M news gets posted anymore. Some combination of people feeling like it's not newsworthy enough, that they'll get beat up for posting rumor, and frankly a bit of optimism fatigue. There's been a lot of giddy happy on the board over the last several years re. recruiting or preseason projections, justifably on the former. But the results have always failed expectation and I don't think people are as concerned with every bit of news re. recruiting. Though 80+ comments and counting on this topic is proving me a liar.
|14 weeks 18 hours ago||Most people have him going to||
Most people have him going to Sparty now, but who knows. Personally, I won't count any of the local kids out until he season has played out, even if the verbally commit elsewhere. Because Harbaugh.
|14 weeks 18 hours ago||?||
A silent commit, who:
- has not committed, apparently
This does not sound like a silent commit, sir. This sounds like a silent.
|14 weeks 18 hours ago||Who do you mean when you say||
Who do you mean when you say "we"? Just curious, I assume you mean the Scout insiders board based on the body of your note.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Well there was that time that||
Well there was that time that he gave all that bullshit to the top in-state recruit with a ludicrous story about not knowing his RB coach was leaving. The kid was on the fence even the night before, reportedly told Harbaugh and his HS coach he was coming to Michigan, then saw Jimmy took another RB in the morning, and committed to Ohio State. He mentioned the other RB as something that affected him. Given that, it's a near certainty that had Meyer (or his RB coach) been honest with the kid that morning, he'd be at Michigan. But they lied to get what they wanted.
This is not murders and violence, but it's an indication of Meyer's priorities.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Jim Harbaugh, who drafted||
Jim Harbaugh, who drafted Carlos Hyde out of OSU, would like to have a word with you.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Good luck to him, I'll be||
Good luck to him, I'll be watching and I'll be cheering for him. This provides yet another reason to root against Saban.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Thanks Brandon!||
|14 weeks 4 days ago||The punctuation should be||
The punctuation should be flipped in these 2 posts
|14 weeks 5 days ago||this does increment my expectations. I'm very||
this does increment my expectations. I'm very down on our current QBs and WRs, hope I'm wrong. But I'm bullish on the OL and the ability of one of the RBs to emerge. I like Hill at TE along with Butt. Maybe Cole can emerge, and Canteen could take a step if he builds confidence early. But none of that matters much if we get another year of turnover doom (Morris) or non-threat (Malzone, though I like him long term) at the QB spot. There are still more questions than answers, but with an at least average QB there's a chance that things can develop.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Khalid Hill as well||
Khalid Hill as well
|14 weeks 5 days ago||This question doesn't bother me. Maybe the other||
This question doesn't bother me. Maybe the other kid was better, maybe they were even and you go with the younger guy. Maybe Ferentz.
As a Michigan fan, who cares? We're concerned with Rudock vs our other options, not Rudock vs. Beathard.
From what I can see he throws a good ball, has a good grasp of what's going on around him, yes he's too conservative, but that's a good thing. Very far ahead of Morris at this point. Shane has got to know the offense cold in the Fall if he's going to have any shot.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks Brandon||
|15 weeks 21 hours ago||How is this even a little OT?||
How is this even a little OT? I'd love to see a bunch of these stories in this thread.
|15 weeks 23 hours ago||Does not compute||
"As for the rest, I am a firm believer in openly mocking people who present partisanship as common sense. It's cool with me if that pisses people off."
"Of course I realize that I probably am among the most partisan people in this thread"
You must mock yourself sir. If you are OK with partisan views presented as common sense as long as they're the same as your views... well, that's weak sauce. Lot of people around to do that.
|15 weeks 23 hours ago||I'm not sure you realize you||
I'm not sure you realize you come across as the most partisan person in this thread.
|15 weeks 23 hours ago||It's a silly thing to say,||
It's a silly thing to say, and as with many of your political rants, I'm dubious as to whether it really was a joke.
You make a good point about pointless/innocent muslim deaths in the wrong country (and even in the right country), the entire conflict is a world embarassment to my mind. Ongoing for years. But there are multiple views to that side, and inevitably gets political.
Harbaugh is meeting with students who objected when he spoke out about getting a film banned. This is exactly the kind of outreach and discussion that err'body needs to open up their arms and embrace.
|15 weeks 23 hours ago||original post: FULL OF||
original post: FULL OF RHETORIC STRAWMAN ANGER NONSENSICAL RHETORIC
next post: (calmly) let's strip away the rhetoric...
|15 weeks 23 hours ago||A straw man appears||
"and it's just, like, my right to force people to become Evangelical Christians and hate gays and brown people and other degenerates is under constant attack in this country"
Neither the movie nor Jim Harbaugh promote this view. It's convenient when you make up an antogonist to shake your fist at, but it's a laughably incorrect world view.