this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Yes. They are brothers.||
Yes. They are brothers.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||I think we need one||
I think we need one regardless of win total for all the pairs of recruits!
|4 years 12 weeks ago||I'm pretty sure gay people||
I'm pretty sure gay people like having sex too...
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Well, for starters, I clearly||
Well, for starters, I clearly state that I wasn't huge on the pick, so I have no idea where you are getting "happy" from. As to your point, I'm not suggesting we use that standard, just refuting the post's assertion that wealways do poorly in free agency. While Matt Millen was GM, he didn't do anything well, which includes both the draft and free agency. The original post suggested that because of said free agency problems (under Millen), we shouldn't/can't succeed doing that now (with Mayhew). I think that is completely incorrect.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Yea, because our round 1 and||
Yea, because our round 1 and 2 cornerbacks have really worked out, right? I sure loved Terry Fair getting burned every play. Or how about Bryant Westbrook leading the league in pass interference calls against? I'm not huge on the pick, but if we had him ranked as the best player, I'll give Mayhew credit for not reaching on a CB who he had lower on his list.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||I think that making players||
I think that making players stay in college for three years would improve the quality of play in both college and the NBA. As of right now, players with lots of potential are bolting early before they develop and before they are ready for the next level. And while it would possibly minimize mid-majors, I think it would make the power conferences deeper because Kentucky and Duke could no longer pick up 2-4 top 25 players, since they wouldn't be able to find playing time for everyone.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||The Hangover is absolutely||
The Hangover is absolutely hysterical, IMO. Old School and Dodgeball are also very funny.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||This post was awesome. It's||
This post was awesome. It's also comforting that people who know much more about football than me also feel encouraged by the progress being made on the defensive side of the ball.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Manningham and Arrington||
Manningham and Arrington still had eligibility left. McGuffie and Mallet transferred. The amount of attrition during the RR years was absolutely ridiculous. . And while people will argue over who was to blame for the mass exodus, Lloyd Carr cannot possibly be blamed for it, IME.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||That's great news. I actually||
That's great news. I actually have pretty high hopes for both Michigan and the Lions this year.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||My guess is that they are||
My guess is that they are actually rewarding us for finally beginning resemble an NFL football team. (though I'm sure the MInnesota thing didn't hurt)
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Wow, you are a douchebag. I'm||
Wow, you are a douchebag. I'm pretty sure that is something both pro- and anti-RR factions could agree on.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Like I said, I agree Carr||
Like I said, I agree Carr that Carr lost his edge by the end. But declining as an in-game coach and torpedoing the program are two VERY different things. You seem to be forgetting the venue in which we were playing USC that year. Oh yea, it was the Rose Bowl. A bowl game we frequented during Carr's tenure.
By the way, you might also recall Mississippi State players talking about how they knew all of our plays in the Gator Bowl this year too.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Saying that Michigan was run||
Saying that Michigan was run into the ground by Lloyd Carr is even more ignorant than believing a "Michigan Man" is necessary to win at the University of Michigan. Sure, Lloyd had a bad final season (which also happened to be one win better than RR's best season) and had clearly lost his edge. However, the year before, we were literally a very questionable late-hit call away from playing for the National Championship.
|4 years 15 weeks ago||First of all, the fact that||
First of all, the fact that you are actually comparing SDSU's performance against top 25 teams to Michigan's is just another indication of how far the Michigan program has fallen in the past 3 years. As for our offense, touting how many points we put up against one top team who was playing a borderline prevent defense when we scored said points doesn't exactly strengthen your argument. I'll admit, I wasn't thrilled about the Hoke hire. That being said, I feel better about the direction of the team and am looking forward to not being embarrassed against good Big Ten teams.
By the way, you must be so proud of yourself by taking an (annoying) meme, and turning it into a noun. Congrats, you're awfully clever.
|4 years 15 weeks ago||This||
People continue to allude to this unstoppable offense of a year ago which simply did not exist against top 25 teams.
|4 years 15 weeks ago||The offense will be fine. We||
The offense will be fine. We have too many playmakers not to be well above average by the time September roles around. And, did you notice the defense? For starters they actually made tackles AND were able to bring some pressure up front. Maybe we won't consistently be down three touchdowns at halftime against top 25 teams next year.
I would be shocked if we didn't win at least 8 games (not including the bowl).
|4 years 15 weeks ago||Seeing as our defense||
Seeing as our defense routinely made opposing teams look like offensive juggernauts last year, using Michigan's performance last year in the Spring Game seems silly to me. I honestly think the RR loyalists and/or Hoke haters would have ripped this game regardless of the outcome. If our offense looked great they would contend we haven't done enough on defense.
I don't think anyone could watch this and say with a straight face that our defense doesn't appear to be making significant improvement (as opposed to consistent regression the last three years).
|4 years 15 weeks ago||I don't actually have a||
I don't actually have a specific memory that caused my fandom to click on, I can just always remember rooting hard for the Maize and Blue, and aspiring to go to school in Ann Arbor. My first MIchigan memory though is going to the Big House with my dad to watch the MSU game. We won 40-20 and Tyrone Wheatley will forever be my favorite MIchigan player.
I only sent out one application for undergrad... glad I got accepted.
|4 years 16 weeks ago||I love Tom Brady, but there||
I love Tom Brady, but there is no way his number gets retired at MIchigan, nor should it quite frankly. He will just have to be content with being a first ballot NFL Hall of Famer and in the conversation for best NFL quarterback of all time.
|4 years 16 weeks ago||I'm setting the over/under||
I'm setting the over/under that Brian is able to go two consecutive weeks without bringing up Rich Rodriguez or "the process" at 1 year.
I am taking the over.
|4 years 18 weeks ago||I have to believe that what||
I have to believe that what you wrote was a (very bad) satire. If not, then wow. Last I checked the program had already been ran into the ground by Hoke's predecessor. My guess is Hoke's record will look significantly better than 15-22 after three years, though, admittedly, his offense will most likely look much less flashy. Oh no!!
|4 years 18 weeks ago||"Hurrah for the yellow and||
"Hurrah for the yellow and blue" is a line from the alma mater...a song disappointingly few are familiar with these days.
|4 years 18 weeks ago||There is no "worst part"||
There is no "worst part" about winning football games after three years of...not winning football games.
|4 years 18 weeks ago||Duke Win||
I believe a trip to the Sweet 16 for the first time since the 90s would have meant more to our basketball program (including a major benefit to recruiting) than one individual recruit would mean to our football program.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Wow, what a ridiculous||
Wow, what a ridiculous finish.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Wow, I am surprised at how||
Wow, I am surprised at how unimpressive all of their numbers are (besides offensive rebounding), especially considering almost every national "expert" that I have seen has Tennesse winning. I like this matchup. So they have two stud players and not much else offensively? That sounds awfully similar to our team last year.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||True JR, unfortunately.||
True JR, unfortunately.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||WDFN is definitely the better||
WDFN is definitely the better of the two (now that Drew Sharp is no longer on the air), although I think Karsch and Anderson are great You have a Michigan guy and very reasonable (and funny) Sparty.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Bust out your brooms! And,||
Bust out your brooms! And, more importantly, your dancing shoes! It is literally impossible to not love this team.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||229||
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Right, but WERE they best||
Right, but WERE they best available, we would pass on them for a position of need, which was my whole point. As for Julio Jones, there is absolutely no chance the Lions would take him in the first round. Mayhew's old boss liked to pick WRs in the first round and we saw how that worked out. We can address WR in free agency by picking up a moderately priced possession reciever.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||So you think if the best||
So you think if the best player available is a WR, TE, or RB we should take them? If so, that's absolutely ridiculous. I agree that OT would be an acceptable pick, but we have a much bigger need at OLB and CB. As for your comment about the defensive line, apparently you didn't watch the games too closely last year, because they generally dominated the line of scrimmage despite having a terrible secondary and linebacking core behind them. And KVB, who you for some reason want to replace, goes 100% every play and still has 3 years left on his contract. Are the Lions great? Absolutely not. However, best player available is no longer an option.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||For the first time in years,||
For the first time in years, "best player available" is not the right strategy, which is sweet but makes the 13th spot less than optimal. I think we should and will go CB and OLB in the first two rounds (the order will depend on who is on the board). Offensive tackle and then maybe a fat back or possession reciever in the later rounds sounds good. As for all the safety talk, I really think Spievey will be solid alongside Delmas. He showed flashes last season and will only get better, considering he was new to the position last year.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Having a broken foot has||
Having a broken foot has nothing to do with Peterman's insistence on getting at least one false start penalty nearly every game. Nor being a below-average NFL guard his entire career.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Couldn't agree more. He is,||
Couldn't agree more. He is, admittedly, quite athletic and coordinated for a skinny, 6'8 middle schooler, but when you are that much bigger than the kids you are playing against you are going to dominate. If he plays varsity at a D-1 high school as a freshman, I would be surprised if he made much noise.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Seeing as DB wasn't AD at||
Seeing as DB wasn't AD at that point, it's pretty hard to blame him for that.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||With the talent Hoke has||
With the talent Hoke has coming in, I see anything less than 7-5 as a disappointment. That being said, the more important thing will be to see steady improvement throughout the season. Yes, our team was young last year, but to show absolutely no improvement on defense and special teams was quite alarming.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||You sound a bit like Holden||
You sound a bit like Holden Caufield. Admittedly, the search was an absolute circus, however, it wound up netting Greg Mattison and a solid head coach.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||I made it through both CMU||
I made it through both CMU and NW as well. Though I would have to say staying through the whole OSU was easily the most miserable. It was cold, rainy, and an absolute blow-out.