"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
|4 years 11 weeks ago||AMAZING!||
My second Michigan game ever!!!
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Me too…||
I work for Tom as well. I built and designed the current version of the URecruit website, and am the site's overall tech guru.
|4 years 49 weeks ago||Thanks!||
|4 years 49 weeks ago||WHOAH, PRESCIENT||
Stanford is my first choice, actually…
|4 years 49 weeks ago||Accepted||
I just got accepted, and I used the Common App! It's definitely an exciting day. I'm still not sure that I'm going to attend (out-of-state tuition, etc.) but I'm happy that I got in.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||Actually...||
Threet transfered during the summer before the 2007 season after he spent spring practices at Georgia Tech (he was an early enrollee.) Chan Gailey was still head coach, Paul Johnson was still at Navy, and the Horror hadn't occurred yet.
It wasn't his fit in the offense that made him transfer. He just wasn't happy there and wanted to move somewhere closer to home.
|5 years 10 weeks ago||…||
3 and 0 guys, 3 and 0.
|5 years 10 weeks ago||Black||
Van Bergen, then Jibreel Black and Steve Watson.
|5 years 11 weeks ago||Sonic||
|5 years 11 weeks ago||Mhmm||
|5 years 11 weeks ago||Almost a heart attack…||
Brilliant game from Robinson. Seriously, he might be in contention for a certain trophy by the end of the year. He shattered our (well, at least my expectations) by braking his own total yardage record. He's the real deal.
And good job defense. Bend-Don't-Break-Except-Sometimes-AAAARRRGHHH.
Time to go enjoy the after party.
|5 years 11 weeks ago||Well…||
Let's hope he has 12 more weeks. We can dream, can't we?
|5 years 11 weeks ago||Actually…||
He's probably not playing because he has a ton of mental errors:
Being the most physical won't always make him the best option. He's got to be able to hit the right holes first before he can go RAGE on corners/tinypeople in the secondary.
|5 years 11 weeks ago||No…||
He isn't a freshman. He's a redshirt sophomore.
|5 years 11 weeks ago||Very Impressive||
He looked pretty good out there, sans the funky release at times. It seems like Lake Nona will have him prepared well for a zone-read scheme like ours. I've never been down on this guy, but it excites me that he brings more of a truckin', straight ahead runner to our quarterback position that we don't have right now. Think Jeremiah Masoli (without the burglary) after a few years in our system.
|5 years 11 weeks ago||Come on down...||
Avery Walls, come on down.
|5 years 12 weeks ago||Only his first start...||
It's amazing that this is only Denard's first start.
Imagine the possibilities.
|5 years 12 weeks ago||Dee Hart||
I'm sure this game made a GREAT impression… I wouldn't worry about Dee. :)
|5 years 12 weeks ago||Gut Feelings||
Sounds like we're gonna have a good weekend. :)
|5 years 20 weeks ago||Marc Tyler...||
I know the post by Malik Jackson says that the possible transfers are just speculation, but I wanted to point out that Marc Tyler could find himself at Michigan. Take it FWIW, idle speculation, but it's interesting nonetheless.
|5 years 40 weeks ago||Eagles…||
Greenwood High School in Greenwood, South Carolina for my first two years and now the Governor's School (SM) for my junior and senior years
A local powerhouse in football the last ten years; three state titles, the last one in '06. Basketball and Baseball were okay. Winning seasons and all that, but not particularly spectacular. The soccer team was decent; I played keeper for the JV team my freshman and sophmore years, and we barely had a .500 record those years.
Notable Alums, particularly football players:
Kelcy Quarles, USC defensive tackle
And sadly, Quarterback of the Appalachian State Mountaineers back in '07, Armanti Edwards.
|5 years 40 weeks ago||Link please.||
If you're going to start a rumor on the board, substantiate it with a link or a credible source.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||A sad day…||
As a Cambridge Academy Alum (where he played high school ball) it's been a sad, sad day. I remember watching him play for our 2001 state championship 8-man team as a 3rd Grader. So young to die. Rest in peace, Gaines.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||He is…||
Poised. Smart. A Playmaker.
Tate for Heisman (and the Ray Guy.)
|6 years 11 weeks ago||Tate||
Tate is Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|6 years 11 weeks ago||Greenwood…||
Is my high school. I watched the Dorman game last night, and can give a little bit of analysis:
The takeaway us this:
Good luck to Conelius, but I have to go with my Eagles.
|6 years 15 weeks ago||Done||
A censored, more tasteful version of the previous tee:
|6 years 15 weeks ago||Yeah||
I understand the controversy. Altering it now.
|6 years 15 weeks ago||The Bouje-Specific Negbang Tee||
|6 years 15 weeks ago||Ninja Ball||
My Version of the Pahokee T-Shirt:
|6 years 15 weeks ago||Oh crap.||
Almost simultaneous posting of same topic. Linkage > No linkage
|6 years 15 weeks ago||Yes, he does mention Mgoblog often…||
In his preview of the season from earlier this summer he links to mgoblog at least twice. Also, he often mentions Brian and his assessments when going over any news regarding the team.
|6 years 15 weeks ago||Eh||
Only 82. My college football memory bank is lacking.
|6 years 17 weeks ago||It all depends…||
When you follow someone, you can specify whether you want to receive txt message notifications. There's an option to toggle your preference for each individual that appears after you follow them.
The big thing about Twitter is how flexible it is—after all, it's just plain text. It can be used for direct communication (Direct Messages can be like email or IM), public discussions (@replies between two or more people), or one-way communication (regular updates and retweets can be classified as micro-blogging). Also, the extensibility that Twitter gives through it's API allows it to be modified or used through almost any service imaginable. Overall, it's this openess about what Twitter is or what you can do with it that really makes it special.
|6 years 17 weeks ago||If you're looking for football…||
There's some good ones:
If you're interested in other people:
Oh, and mine is:
|6 years 17 weeks ago||Obligatory Mike Cox Reference||
Anyway, it seems like most of the early enrollees made some good strides physically, even if some were Barwised™ more easily than others.
|6 years 17 weeks ago||Recognition||
It's good to see he'll get some recognition for his talents. Can't wait to see him tear the other team up.
|6 years 17 weeks ago||Good||
Very informative: posts like this (in the style of Chris Brown at Smart Football) with lots of statistics and research are really interesting, much more so than most of the diary entries.
It's good to finally get that stigma of spread option QB being more likely to get injured debunked.
|6 years 17 weeks ago||Thanks…||
Forgot my definitions I guess. Thanks for the correction.
Should have been "the number of runningbacks we have" rather than "the dearth of running backs." Would have updated the first post, but I'm guessing that you can't edit posts after a certain time period. I'm new here, so there's still some stuff I've yet to learn.
|6 years 18 weeks ago||Losing…||
Losing T-Rob would be a blow at our slot depth. If it's true, Gallon and Odoms better stay healthy.
|6 years 18 weeks ago||A Look at the Future Past||
Would have been strange to see Paul Johnson at Michigan, though in my opinion it might have been more successful last year. I remember watching the GT-Miami game last year, and I was completely blown away with how dominant a team could be just running the ball, with little-to-no passing to augment the offense. Just imagining how a Michigan Triple Option would be setup would have been interesting. But there are caveats to this:
Though having Brown or Feagin as a triple option quarterback may have worked, Brown's tendency for injury may have limited his playing time. Also, the lack of confidence in Feagin's arm by RR's coaching staff even for one pass makes me doubt his legitimacy as a quarterback in any offense, even a run heavy one like Paul Johnson's. Josh Nesbitt is leagues better as a passer then either of these guys.
With those two relegated to QB, that would leave Minor, McGuffie, Shaw, and Cox at the A or B-back positions. The dearth of running backs, talented ones at that, would have been a huge advantage. If there was one plus last year, our RB position (Minor, and McGuffie in particular) would have been it. They would have thrived in Johnson's offense, much like Jonathan Dwyer and Roddy Jones did last year at GT.
Wide recievers, while (obviously) utilized much less in the triple option, are still vital parts of the offense. Ie. they block downfield and provide the occasional deep pass to keep secondaries from creeping up to stuff the run. Though they did a decent job blocking (bubble screens with Odoms), most of their talents would have been missed. Yes, many of them were young—but all of them were really talented and produced yards when they could, despite the dismal quarterback play we had.
And finally, here's the real problem that Paul Johnson would have faced installing his offense here last year: our Offensive line. GT at least had some semblance of continuity and senior leadership in their LT Andrew Gardner. With a somewhat veteran O-line they were able to succeed; without fleet-footed, experienced linemen, we would have been crushed by defenses. The triple-option requires that the lineman be disciplined and smart about their blocks—with the youth we had, that would have been difficult to provide. Even though the group got much better as the year progressed, the O-Line would have still been our downfall, regardless of the coach.
|6 years 18 weeks ago||Oh great…||
What is it now, more transfer new? Any indication of the nature of the bad news?
Another transfer, considering how many we've had in this offseason alone, would be a little depressing. Hope the Rivals board isn't correct about what ever bad news is to come.
|6 years 18 weeks ago||True||
Yeah, an oversight on that. Didn't really get attached to him as a player though. He didn't even last his first season.
|6 years 18 weeks ago||Hmm||
Though he wasn't ever going to contribute at quarterback, I thought he would have provided some good depth at corner or slot, maybe might even have become a decent role player later on.
I liked this guy—he always seemed like a hard-working player in practice, even when the year went on and he still hadn't seen the field (until Minnie).
Sad to see the first RR recruit leave. Good luck elsewhere, Feagin.
|6 years 18 weeks ago||NATIONAL CHAMPS…||
6 National Championships in 5 Season = +1 to the post above.
The logic of Sparty fans astounds me.
|6 years 18 weeks ago||NFL Potential||
Yes, in an offense that suits Gardner's athletic ability and technique at Quarterback, he would be considered a five-star.
Also, remember that even though they don't say it outright, Rivals and Scout base a lot of their rankings on how well a prospect would fit at their position when they're in the NFL. Pryor and Vince Young at the top of the classes as Dual-Threats are outliers to what they usually consider when reviewing prospects, at least in my opinion.