|3 days 4 hours ago||Well, you probably don't want||
Well, you probably don't want to run Georgia Tech's offense, because they can't handle the reads or pitches at that age. You can run their formations and some of their plays, but I wouldn't suggest a triple option offense at that age.
|3 days 4 hours ago||K.I.S.S.||
Run a Wing-T, Dead T, or Wishbone, something with a lot of misdirection. Run about 4 plays to start (both ways, so you'll really have 8 plays) and then see if you get good enough to add some plays to the arsenal.
Four plays to run:
Defensively, you probably want to play a 6-2.
|4 days 1 hour ago||Here's a visitor||
Here's a visitor list:
|4 days 1 hour ago||"due respect"||
|4 days 20 hours ago||I pop out of the woodwork||
I pop out of the woodwork once in a while. Fall is a busy time for me. I have my hands pretty full keeping my own site going while I'm in season.
Anyway, what was it like growing up before fire? I bet the cheeseburgers tasted horrible.
|5 days 15 hours ago||That official visit was||
That official visit was supposed to take place a few weeks ago, so we'll see if he reschedules.
|5 days 15 hours ago||I think you're missing his||
I think you're missing his point. He's not saying players are slower or weaker. He's saying they don't play backyard sports as much or spend as much time being involved in various athletic activities. Therefore, he says football instincts, etc. are more lacking than in past generations.
Just because we don't like Mike Gundy doesn't mean he's wrong about everything.
|1 week 3 days ago||(No subject)||
|1 week 3 days ago||Hmmm... Maybe he was just||
Hmmm... Maybe he was just having a bad night? Not a very impressive effort, IMO.
|1 week 3 days ago||aside from the name, he's also really good at football|
|1 week 3 days ago||I was kidding.||
I was kidding.
|1 week 3 days ago||Yep. Lawrence Marshall||
Yep. Lawrence Marshall fumbled twice in one game.
|1 week 3 days ago||Unless they plan on playing||
Unless they plan on playing Wilton Speight and/or Rashan Gary on XP/FG, I think wearing #3 is okay.
|1 week 3 days ago||Morris was higher on the||
Morris was higher on the depth chart to begin the season in 2015. Speight moved ahead of him after the season began.
I think that was a unique situation with Morris. The coaches knew Rudock was going to be the starter. If they played Morris as a backup, he would have been a true senior here in 2016.
If he won the job for 2016, the coaches would only have one year with him and then they would be looking for a new starter in 2017.
If he lost the job for 2016, he would maybe play as a backup and never have a chance to start.
If he redshirted, then they could see what they have with him, give him a chance to graduate, and potentially become a grad transfer in 2017. Ultimately, I'm guessing that's what will happen. I think Morris will probably be playing for a MAC program or in C-USA in 2017.
|1 week 3 days ago||Why did anyone upvote this?||
Why did anyone upvote this?
|1 week 3 days ago||Yeah, but it was Oxford. They||
Yeah, but it was Oxford. They haven't produced much in the way of football talent since Dave Rayner and Eric Ghiaciuc in the early 2000's.
|1 week 3 days ago||Kemp played against||
Kemp played against Colorado:
|1 week 3 days ago||You can't play at fullback if||
You can't play at fullback if you're not willing to block.
|1 week 3 days ago||Umbig11 said there are||
Umbig11 said there are various reasons.
|1 week 5 days ago||I've always maintained that I||
I've always maintained that I like him better on defense. Even if we're running a 4-man front, I think he can play nose tackle.
|1 week 5 days ago||Butch Jones got rid of him||
Butch Jones got rid of him Danny O'Brien refused to assault someone. That's a no-no in Knoxville.
|2 weeks 1 hour ago||Moores is the regular holder.||
Moores is the regular holder. Maybe Tice held for a couple extra points during blowouts, just to get someone else reps, but Moores is the guy. He was a solid QB at Novi (MI) Catholic Central in high school. I know sometimes people bemoan non-QB holders, but keep in mind that quarterbacks are often the best all-around athletes on their high school teams, they typically have very good hands, and they catch balls on literally almost every shotgun snap throughout their entire lives, along with when they're playing catch during warmups, etc.
In my experience, the QB is often the guy with the best hands on the entire team. You just rarely get a chance to see it.
|2 weeks 1 hour ago||I'm only half-joking when I||
I'm only half-joking when I say that they were probably holding off to avoid getting a penalty, which would prevent Rutgers from getting a first down.
|2 weeks 1 hour ago||Moores basically isn't a QB||
Moores basically isn't a QB anymore. He's the full-time holder. He spends his practices holding for kicks. He wouldn't be an option at QB at this point, unless injuries devastated the roster and he essentially switches positions.
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||Time for a new every-day stop||
Time for a new every-day stop for college football...
...the Red Cedar Message Board!
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||I don't buy it.||
I don't buy it.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I'm not a Rich Rodriguez||
I'm not a Rich Rodriguez lover, but he built the program at WVU and was very good there. His team was improving at Michigan. And he went 10-4 at Arizona a few years ago, along with winning some big games against USC, Oregon, etc. during his tenure. He went 7-6 last year and is 2-4 this season, but he's still 35-24 overall at a school that's not exactly a historical powerhouse.
Not every coach who goes 2-4 for the first half of a season needs to be denounced as a terrible coach.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Can you win a Sugar Bowl and||
Can you win a Sugar Bowl and recruit good players, too?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||On that second INT, Stribling||
On that second INT, Stribling isn't in a deep third. He appears to be playing off man coverage.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||welcome to Rutgers||
|2 weeks 5 days ago||ummm...||
Lorenz put in a Crystal Ball for Oliver Martin to Michigan at 1:42 p.m. on Saturday.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Filiaga's not #1 on my list.||
Filiaga's not #1 on my list. I would prefer Wills, Wilson, Ruiz, and/or Leatherwood. But Filiaga's still a good prospect, and we're pretty unlikely to get ALL of those other guys.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||This would be excellent news.||
This would be excellent news. I really like Filiaga.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Ferns left because he was||
Ferns left because he was buried on the depth chart at LB as a freshman. He and Harbaugh would probably not be kindred spirits.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Cutting creates an immovable||
Cutting creates an immovable pile. Picking a side gets you washed out of the play.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I agree. I've seen high||
I agree. I've seen high schoolers have the situational awareness to bat the ball down in that situation. I've also seen running backs fall down inbounds or take a knee at the 1-yard line in order to run out the clock instead of having to kick off the ball. So it is possible and perhaps preferable to knock the ball down.
Still a great play, but there's a wee bit of room for criticism.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I hate to belittle Stribling||
I hate to belittle Stribling after a two-interception game, but the plays he's making aren't extremely difficult. The INT against Hawaii was thrown right to him. The first one against Wisconsin, he was playing trail technique and the ball was thrown right to him. The second one against Wisconsin, the ball was overthrown by 5 yards and went right to him (though he did have to jump). He's not baiting quarterbacks or making diving picks or showing great makeup speed. He's just making the plays that are there to be made.
It's not a bad thing. I don't mean he's entirely lucky or that he's screwing up in any way. He's just doing what a cornerback should be doing.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||The goal is to get in the||
The goal is to get in the way, not make a crushing block. You teach your linemen to lower their center of gravity and bowl over the defensive back, creating a pile. The idea is that the RB will cut around you. That's why it was problematic when Newsome would get too deep on toss sweeps, because the RB didn't have enough space between himself and Newsome to read the play properly. If you lower your center of gravity and get your weight out front, you won' have your leg planted and therefore are less likely take hits like Newsome did.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||It's the same thing as||
It's the same thing as running away. Jump inside, the RB goes outside, and then you're toast. Jump outside, the RB cuts up into a big hole, and you're toast. Peppers gets away with a lot because he's a special athlete, but lesser athletes can't do those things without getting embarrassed.
JBB did a better job of lowering himself than Newsome did. He would have been fine if he hadn't grabbed onto Tindal.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||The other options are: 1.||
The other options are:
1. Stand there as a 185-pounder and get trucked by a guy who's 315.
2. Run away.
#1 ends with the dreaded concussions sometimes, and #2 will get you sent to the sideline. It's unfortunate, but it's a part of playing football. Running backs have to worry about getting taken out at the knees, too.
I hope Newsome turns out okay. I think he was developing into a potentially dominant LT.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I think a lot of it has to do||
I think a lot of it has to do with the chemistry that Darboh/Speight developed in the spring and over the summer when Chesson was recovering. Last year Rudock had the connection with Chesson (at least late in the year), and now it's Speight-to-Darboh.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||All those other bastards got||
All those other bastards got artificially promoted! I gotta do work for mine...
|2 weeks 6 days ago||That's all true, but 100%||
That's all true, but 100% committed is never 100%. It's just a phrase people use, like 110% effort. The truth is, Michigan screwed up in their recruitment of him, and it cost them a highly rated player. Elliott was just flat-out wishy-washy. I have yet to see that out of Solomon.
|3 weeks 20 min ago||Statistically, you just have||
Statistically, you just have to compare apples to apples. I don't agree with subtracting the end of game runs unless you also go back and look to see if there were obvious, end-of-game or end-of-half or similar situations where other opponents were definitely going to run.
I also don't like it when people subtract a player's longest run/pass/reception unless you also remove the longest run/pass/reception from whoever he's being compared to.
This type of thing also pops up when people argue about completion percentage, saying Quarterback X's would be the highest in the league/country if not for Wide Receiver Y's drops, as if the other quarterbacks don't also have receivers dropping balls...
|3 weeks 28 min ago||Jordan Elliott was all over||
Jordan Elliott was all over the map last year, with commitments to Houston, Baylor, Michigan, and then Texas, along with an alleged silent commitment to Texas previously. This situation doesn't hold a candle to Elliott's.
|3 weeks 29 min ago||Yes, I did. What's my reward?||
Yes, I did. What's my reward?
|3 weeks 1 hour ago||Hold your horses. When they||
Hold your horses. When they take all their official visits and the SEC money starts rolling in, I bet OSU won't get all those guys.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||No, not really. Kurt Taylor||
No, not really. Kurt Taylor has worked on him a little bit, but it doesn't seem to have helped much.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||NSFW!!!!||
|3 weeks 3 days ago||That play at the bottom of||
That play at the bottom of the screen is basically an influence block. The LB is trying to stay in his gap, and the pull takes him along for the ride. That's what you have to do with linebackers who are good at reading guards/linemen. You have to trick them with line play. Meanwhile, linebackers who read the backs can be tricked with misdirection in the backfield.
Michigan ran a version of that play last year. I don't think we've seen it yet this season.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||FWIW, I think the center||
FWIW, I think the center believes the NT is dropping off in zone coverage after occupying him with an initial rush. It's a pretty standard zone blitz technique. But the center is young and inexperienced, so he thinks he should go pick up another guy rather than staying on the spy. It's an understandable mistake, because maybe he sees that in practice but the scout team NT drops deeper. Obviously, he needs to play that better, but it's not as WTF is some might think.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||a) I get that, but I have a||
a) I get that, but I have a hard time believing it's a difficult fix. I mean, I'm not capable of doing it, but I don't think it would take a rocket surgeon.
b) Perhaps the underlying question/motivation might be the long-awaited upgrades to the site. IIRC, there was supposed to be an overhaul before the 2015 season, and then it was suggested an overhaul would occur before the 2016 season began. Presumably, the embed issue would be fixed with the overall site upgrade.
I'm not complaining. I know how tough and frustrating it can be to upgrade my own site. I'm just saying that people's expectations may have legitimately been set at a certain level, and now some might be wondering what the holdup is.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Right. There's a lot more||
Right. There's a lot more traffic on the board.
But I think the above poster is saying, "How much more traffic would it generate if somebody can embed in the OP, as opposed to embedding the video in the first comment or just linking to it?"
If the lack of embedding in the OP isn't discouraging traffic, then there's no incentive for Brian to fix it, except for the mild annoyance of having people ask questions about it.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||You can embed video on the||
You can embed video on the message board, yes.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||(No subject)||
|3 weeks 4 days ago||sure there are||
What's a pirate's favorite restaurant?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||...when we beat MSU and OSU?||
...when we beat MSU and OSU?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||...but but but I thought he||
...but but but I thought he was only playing baseball because he's an attention whore?!?!?!?!
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks. I want to read about||
Thanks. I want to read about the other 9 guys, too.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Link?||
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Well...yes, his name was on||
Well...yes, his name was on our radar, but not at the forefront.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||The film quality isn't||
The film quality isn't better, but the coaches do usually get full game film instead of just a few minutes of highlights.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I don't think they||
I don't think they necessarily like Reid better. He's just a different option. The coaches have been after Bell for longer, so they appear to want him more. Bell could actually play WR, S, or LB at the next level, so he's a more versatile option. Reid is probably a LB only, though he might be able to play a couple LB positions (SAM or WILL).
|3 weeks 5 days ago||That was last weekend, AFAIK.||
That was last weekend, AFAIK. He might be back this coming Saturday. I haven't heard yet.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I'm sure they will. Those||
I'm sure they will. Those visits usually get confirmed later in the week, since they can just hop in a car and drive 1 or 2 hours to get there. These longer distance visits get confirmed earlier since they involve airfare, hotels, etc.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||And film quality is better||
And film quality is better now than ever before.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I think it's just that they||
I think it's just that they like his film and he fits that hybrid SAM role. The other guys are more inside linebacker types.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Well, he's taking an official||
Well, he's taking an official so anything is possible...but I don't think it's much of a shot.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Yes.||
|3 weeks 5 days ago||There are exceptions to every||
There are exceptions to every rule. But if you know that 99% of left-handed QBs fail and only 80% of right-handed QBs fail, then you're probably going to avoid lefties if you have a choice. (I made up those numbers.)
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I don't necessarily think||
I don't necessarily think there *will* be any commitments, but I would keep an eye on Jordan Anthony and Shanon Reid as potential commitments. Most of the other guys are leaning elsewhere, longshots, or have insisted that they're going to wait and take more visits. Markquese Bell is a guy who I think we have a really good shot with, but he's said that he wants to take more visits.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||FWIW, I'm not sure on Jeter.||
FWIW, I'm not sure on Jeter. He said a couple weeks ago that he would visit Michigan this coming weekend, but then he committed to Notre Dame. Despite Notre Dame being 1-3 and losing to Duke, I'm not sure if he's still keeping an open mind or not.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Has anyone else read "The QB'||
Has anyone else read "The QB' by Bruce Feldman? There were some "experts" in there who argued that left-handed quarterbacks are, uh, deficient, and some coaches won't even recruit them. It's an interesting read if you ever get a chance. There are some passing mentions of Devin Gardner, but not a lot of Michigan-specific stuff.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Nah.||
|3 weeks 5 days ago||a) Cardale Jones won a||
a) Cardale Jones won a national title. Maybe he's not an NFL starter, but Urban Meyer isn't an NFL coach. So I'd say he did okay with Jones.
b) Regardless of when it happened, Meyer ran his spread offense with Leak, Smith, Jones, and also recruited John Brantley to Florida. He also recruited Joe Burrow (another "pro-style" QB) to Ohio State.
The point is this: Just because a non-affiliated website like 247 Sports deems someone a "pro-style QB" doesn't mean he is indeed that thing. If that were the case, Brandon Minor and Obi Ezeh would have been fullbacks, Rashan Gary would be playing DT, etc.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks for the plug. I forgot||
Thanks for the plug. I forgot to check in on Richardson, but I added him now. Gracias.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||a) It worked out okay for||
a) It worked out okay for Cardale Jones, at least for a little while.
b) "Pro-style QB" is used loosely sometimes. Sometimes those guys can run, too. For example, Dylan McCaffrey is a pro-style QB, but he's also an adept runner and his brothers are running backs/receivers. You don't need to be an elite runner like Braxton Miller to run OSU's offense.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah, I posted it on Sunday||
Yeah, I posted it on Sunday night. The site went down last night, but it's back up. I'm not sure what happened. It was just a regular day of traffic, so it shouldn't have crashed because of an overload of visitors. Oh well.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Yep. I figured this was||
Yep. I figured this was coming. He'll probably end up at Kentucky.
Akron Hoban is also the home of Todd Sibley, Jr. and 2019 OG Nolan Rumler, the latter of whom was on campus this past weekend and looks like a Michigan lean. Sibley was also an OSU commit at one point and flipped to Pitt over the summer.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Ask and ye shall||
Ask and ye shall receive:
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Well, it's kind of a recent||
Well, it's kind of a recent change. It used to be that one parent was able to be paid for by the school. Now it's both.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||small quibble||
Eric Mayes was a linebacker.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Yep.||
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks, Steve.||
|3 weeks 6 days ago||McCray has a year left. He's||
McCray has a year left. He's a redshirt junior.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Stribling seems to have||
Stribling seems to have improved this year, but it's been a while since we've had three corners who are this good. It's unfortunate that Clark got hurt, but lots of teams deal with injury issues in one form or another. Hopefully we can stay relatively healthy through the rest of the year.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||So a team with an easy early||
So a team with an easy early schedule can play a kid for 7 games, then pretend he has an injury for the tough 5 games at the end, and get an extra year of eligibility because of a "back injury"?
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I hadn't seen that. I checked||
I hadn't seen that. I checked the UCF participation chart right after the game, but I guess maybe it wasn't fully updated yet. Thanks.
|4 weeks 6 hours ago||I'll worry about all that||
I'll worry about all that some other time. In the meantime, let's focus on Wisconsin.
|4 weeks 19 hours ago||Oy vey. Was Lewis a||
Oy vey. Was Lewis a defenseless player? No. I rest my case on that one.
As the rule states, if there's any doubt on the Brandon Smith play, then it's a foul.
|4 weeks 19 hours ago||a) Lewis was not a||
a) Lewis was not a defenseless player.
b) Julius did not hit with the crown of his helmet.
a+b = legal hit
|4 weeks 19 hours ago||it's a legal hit. his arm was across Lewis's chest||
|4 weeks 19 hours ago||*sigh*||
It's not targeting. Jourdan Lewis as a kick returner is not a defenseless player. A lot of people arguing about this targeting thing don't seem to understand that it's only against "defenseless players." Lewis had a chance to avoid Julius, and he didn't. That's Lewis's fault, at least in the eyes of the rule book.
|4 weeks 19 hours ago||The reason the UCLA/Stanford||
The reason the UCLA/Stanford hit wasn't called as "targeting" was because the receiver wasn't a "defenseless player." He had caught the ball and taken about 5 steps. Targeting only prevents hits against defenseless players (QBs who have just thrown a ball, receivers trying to make a catch, etc.). By the rules, that hit by UCLA was not targeting.
|4 weeks 20 hours ago||It was the right call. There||
It was the right call. There was forcible contact to the head and neck area. It's not up to the officials to determine the intent of the defender.
|4 weeks 20 hours ago||I don't think it should be||
I don't think it should be fixed. The rule was implemented to prevent hits to the head. You either go all in and have a no-tolerance policy, or you leave it up to the interpretation of people to try to figure out intent. Maybe somebody watches that hit/penalty and next time they go for a solid tackle rather than the interception. It's unfortunate, but that's the way football has to go if they're serious about stopping hits to the head.
|4 weeks 20 hours ago||Brian VanGorder has been||
|4 weeks 3 days ago||(No subject)||
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Check out books like||
Check out books like "Offensive Football Strategies" and "Defensive Football Strategies" by the American Football Coaches Association. Then I would suggest trying to help out with a youth league or middle school team. Things are so simplified there and often they're so in need of help that you can step in without a great deal of knowledge, learn things on the fly, and expand your knowledge.
The best way to learn is by jumping in and doing it yourself.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||John Wayne Bobbitt to the||
John Wayne Bobbitt to the rescue!
|5 weeks 21 hours ago||Tyree Kinnel went out at one||
Tyree Kinnel went out at one point, and I'm not sure if he came back in. I feel like we saw a lot more Brandon Watson after Kinnel got hurt.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I don't believe Paramus||
I don't believe Paramus allows students to graduate early.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Dobbs is a very enticing||
Dobbs is a very enticing athlete. A lot of his issues can be fixed, but the first thing that needs work is his stance. I'm guessing he'll have that cleaned up by the time he's a junior, because he'll go to camps and work with college coaches.
There's actually a lot of talent at Belleville, including Devonni Reed, Jordan Ulmer, M.J. Griffin, Andre Seldon, etc. They'll be a team to watch over the next few years, at least.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Coach Crowell, who used to be||
Coach Crowell, who used to be the DC at Cass Tech.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Redshirting at Cal so far.||
Redshirting at Cal so far.
|6 weeks 1 hour ago||There are ways to beat every||
There are ways to beat every offense, and there are ways to beat every defense. The same thing is true for offenses. You just have to have the right coaches with the right personnel.
|6 weeks 1 hour ago||It's not that difficult to||
It's not that difficult to catch what's going on with the offensive line if you have guys up in the booth who know the play call. If an experienced coach knows what he's looking for and doesn't have to watch all 22 players, then these adjustments don't have to wait for a film session.
|6 weeks 1 hour ago||It's never going to become||
It's never going to become THAT out of the norm, because pro teams run similar offenses. Pro teams aren't running Air Force's offense or Georgia Tech's offenses, so yeah, they're kind of oddball offenses right now. But pro teams are running what Michigan runs, and therefore, some coaches are going to filter down, and some colleges are going to sell the offense to get recruits ("Come here so we can prepare you for what you'll be running in the NFL!).
|6 weeks 13 hours ago||Believe it or not, I don't||
Believe it or not, I don't care to list every logical combination of words that a coach might use to describe his team. I guess I'm just lazy that way.
|6 weeks 13 hours ago||The 18-year-old butthurt||
The 18-year-old butthurt about Scott Frost is strong around here.
|6 weeks 17 hours ago||Did he say that UCF dominated||
Did he say that UCF dominated Michigan? Or did he say that they "outhit" Michigan?
|6 weeks 18 hours ago||Touche.||
|6 weeks 18 hours ago||"It's stupid to talk like||
"It's stupid to talk like that in public nobody gives a fuck and it makes him sound like a whining bitch."
To you. He doesn't care about you. Or me. Or Arkansas fans. Or fans of badminton. You're proving my point.
Personally, I thought his team put up a pretty good fight yesterday, even though they didn't have the horses to win the game. Maybe he sounds like a whining bitch, but his team seems to be buying in to what he's preaching, whether it's in public or in private.
|6 weeks 18 hours ago||You're right. He was talking||
You're right. He was talking to the press. I guess he should have told that press that his team sucks and got their asses kicked up and down the field.
|6 weeks 18 hours ago||Try announcing to the world||
Try announcing to the world how much you love your wife, and see how she reacts.
|6 weeks 19 hours ago||This isn't meant personally||
This isn't meant personally and could be intended for a bunch of the posters in here, but it's almost like the majority of people on here have never been in the locker room or a post-game huddle. Coaches say positive things. They try to find a silver lining. Coaches don't tell the people who are supposed to believe in them and their system, "You guys got your asses kicked today. They threw the ball all over us, they destroyed our offensive line, and we sucked on special teams. Now...believe in the direction I'm leading you, and let's go get 'em next week!"
Players want to know that something they're doing is working. And in this case, if it's their physicality and determination, then so be it. That's something to build on next week or beyond.
|6 weeks 19 hours ago||I mean, you can tell your||
I mean, you can tell your wife that you love her, but if you don't act like it outside of your own house, then she might question it.
|6 weeks 21 hours ago||He was including practice||
He was including practice yardage.
|6 weeks 21 hours ago||Frost's team cares. It's a||
Frost's team cares. It's a motivational ploy for him and his team. Good for him. He's letting his team know that he believes in them and that they didn't back down from Michigan.
I agree that we shouldn't care, and neither do fans of 127 teams out there. The message isn't intended for us, though. It's intended for the 100+ kids in his locker room.
|6 weeks 21 hours ago||LOL||
Sure, in corporate America with a bunch of white collar, college-educated people, you can be the best. In athletics, the military, etc.? It's rare. I'm not saying you can't be successful by treating people with humility 100% of the time, but let's not act like this kind of behavior prevents people from reaching the pinnacle of the coaching profession.
|6 weeks 21 hours ago||"that person would never do||
"that person would never do that in any other setting."
This is such an odd criticism. I wouldn't fart in the middle of a funeral, but does that mean farting is wrong in my own house? I wouldn't pat the paperboy on the ass for doing a good job dropping off my paper, but does that mean football coaches/players are weirdos for doing it on the field?
|6 weeks 21 hours ago||Hogwash. Leadership shows up||
Hogwash. Leadership shows up in many forms. Schembechler chewed out his players and assistants in public. Harbaugh chewed out Wilton Speight with cameras rolling. If it helps you sleep at night, you can believe what you want. And if Saban goes home at night to his mansion with his millions of dollars and his multiple championship rings, I'm sure he'll be fine if some random people think he's "not a real leader."
|6 weeks 21 hours ago||Yep. Monte was totally||
Yep. Monte was totally calling the offensive plays for Alabama last year when they won a national championship.
|6 weeks 21 hours ago||It's funny how our coach is||
It's funny how our coach is praised for saying "football is the last bastion of toughness for young men in America" or something like that, and yet we think a 40-year-old man (or however old Kiffin is) can't take a tongue-lashing from perhaps the best coach in America.
Anyone who grew up playing football knows that a tongue-lashing is a part of the game, at least for a lot of players. I've been yelled at, and I've yelled at people. It's a high-intensity game that involves high risks, lots of money, people's careers, etc. If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen. I'm sure this isn't the first time Lane has been chewed out, and it won't be the last. There's something to be said for Saban holding back until they're behind closed doors, but I don't think any less of him as a coach. They're getting paid millions of dollars, so they can handle a little public embarrassment.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||He's probably out, too.||
He's probably out, too.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||He supposedly tweaked it||
He supposedly tweaked it again this week. The plan was to have him back for this game.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Ty Issac transferred.||
Ty Issac transferred.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||the starter...||
He's not it.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||The best WRs in the NFL||
The best WRs in the NFL aren't 5'7". But Jeremy Gallon did okay in college. The guy was the #22 pro-style QB and #452 overall coming out of high school. Now he's starting for the University of Michigan in a Jim Harbaugh offense over a former college starter (O'Korn) and a couple blue-chip recruits (Morris, Peters). What exactly are you complaining about? That the #452 overall player in the country doesn't look as pretty as the #1 QB in NFL history?
Personally, I'm disappointed that Grant Newsome's face isn't as round as Orlando Pace's, and I'm upset that Kyle Kalis isn't 6'9" like Jonathan Ogden, and Jake Butt is never going to be as good as Tony Gonzalez unless he can dunk a football over the crossbar...
|6 weeks 3 days ago||FWIW, Jim Harbaugh said that||
FWIW, Jim Harbaugh said that Magnuson graded out as the best lineman. Brian has him tied for 2nd, while PFF had him 2nd.
Onwenu not getting off the ball has always been my biggest problem with him as an offensive lineman (with a lack of motor being next), and it's one big reason why I like him better on defense. He did okay in this game, but if - if - he loses weight in college, he might not have the ability to blow people off the ball with his mass. He'll be a very interesting player to watch throughout his career, because he could go either way.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||He didn't say he's "afraid"||
He didn't say he's "afraid" to play Michigan. He said he would rather play a different school in Michigan. There's a difference.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Yes, they were at the game.||
Yes, they were at the game.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||If you look at the raw stats,||
If you look at the raw stats, sure, Stribling did a great job. If you actually watch what happened, Stribling didn't do anything noteworthy. He caught a wide open pass thrown directly to him and then ran fast enough in the opposite direction not to get caught.
|7 weeks 18 hours ago||There's more to it than that.||
There's more to it than that.
|7 weeks 20 hours ago||Carl Myers.||
|7 weeks 21 hours ago||There are some good players||
There are some good players in there. Admittedly, I'm not a historian of freshman walk-ons, but I can't remember the last time a true freshman walk-on played. They almost always redshirt.
|7 weeks 21 hours ago||Injured. Harbaugh said it was||
Injured. Harbaugh said it was his decision to hold Braden out, so I would expect him to return soon.
|7 weeks 21 hours ago||I'm not in love with||
I'm not in love with Stribling as a press man corner, so it didn't surprise me all that much. I think he's a better zone corner (whether it's Cover 3 or Cover 2), and going 5-wide messes with your coverage if you just try to play two-deep zones. So it was a good move by Hawaii. With Jourdan Lewis out, I'm surprised they didn't go to it more, even if they had to keep Ikaika Woolsey in the game to run it.
Some of the open guys were against McCray, and it's hard to blame a 240+ lb. inside linebacker too much for not being great in pass coverage when he's bumped out into the slot.
Gary is a lineman. It takes time for linemen. I think it's asking a little much for him to be dominant immediately. That being said, I still thought he was pretty good. Especially when a team goes to a spread offense, I don't expect a strongside end to have a field day. (Wormley didn't light the field on fire, either.) IMO, Gary's going to be more effective as the season goes along and against more pro-style offenses. (In other words, I wouldn't expect him to have a huge game against UCF, either.)
|7 weeks 21 hours ago||No true freshmen started,||
No true freshmen started, except on special teams.
|7 weeks 21 hours ago||I'm amazed that Michigan||
I'm amazed that Michigan played a couple true freshman walk-ons, too.
|7 weeks 22 hours ago||Brandon Minor is an||
Brandon Minor is an underrated back due to injuries, playing on poor teams, etc. Put him on Michigan's last few teams (Hoke and Harbaugh), and he's probably the starting running back.
|7 weeks 22 hours ago||Carlos Brown against EMU.||
Carlos Brown against EMU.
|7 weeks 22 hours ago||I disagree, at least||
I disagree, at least somewhat. Our OL looked very good against Appalachian State in 2014.
|7 weeks 22 hours ago||I looked at Evans's 43-yard||
I looked at Evans's 43-yard run frame-by-frame. It was perfectly executed by the OL:
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Let's not talk about beating||
Let's not talk about beating a dead horse until we beat MSU and OSU.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||(No subject)||
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Let's not talk about the 2018||
Let's not talk about the 2018 class until we beat MSU and OSU.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I feel bad for Funk, but he||
I feel bad for Funk, but he just seems to have been overmatched at Michigan.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I had issues the other day||
I had issues the other day with MGoBlog, and my site went down for a while last night due to traffic. The natives are getting restless.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||This post and the comments||
This post and the comments confirm what I thought as soon as I saw the comment:
People really, REALLY like to overreact about every little thing Jim Harbaugh says.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Like just about any team,||
Like just about any team, they'll put in the backup QB.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||...just like they are at||
...just like they are at every university.
|8 weeks 2 hours ago||Please stop.||
|8 weeks 4 hours ago||I prefer "Grater," which is||
I prefer "Grater," which is about a homeless kid who really likes gourmet cheeses.
|8 weeks 15 hours ago||If it makes you feel any||
If it makes you feel any better, we only have 18 commits right now. So far there's no indication that stat threads will be posted for "recruits." Committed players are the only ones mentioned in this thread. And five of our commits are offensive linemen, who are unlikely to post many stats. So you're probably talking about 13 or 14 kids in any given week who *might* do something worthy of a thread, and most people probably aren't going to start a thread for "Carter Dunaway had 1 catch for 2 yards" or "Ben Mason made 6 tackles."
It's nothing to get worked up about.
|8 weeks 16 hours ago||Judging from the upvotes the||
Judging from the upvotes the OP got and the negs you got, I'm guessing threads like this are going to be pretty regular.
|8 weeks 16 hours ago||I don't really like the||
I don't really like the terminology "football is in the air." I would prefer if this type of material were presented in a more factual manner. If you're right that it's Jehu Chesson, then you'll flaunt that forever. If you're wrong, you'll just create another account.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I'm okay with these posts.||
I'm okay with these posts. They're not totally OT.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Stanford's not going to be a||
Stanford's not going to be a threat as long as Davis Mills is committed.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||They had chances, but they||
They had chances, but they didn't seem to value him above some other quarterbacks. They seemed to want Davis Mills more, and that's who they got.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||...then if you've been||
...then if you've been watching, you've seen more than Veer and option.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||If you see "nothing but Veer||
If you see "nothing but Veer and option," then I don't think you've been watching.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||He's a junior, and he's||
He's a junior, and he's 5'11".
|8 weeks 1 day ago||His high school is a magnet||
His high school is a magnet school for football talent...in Colorado.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Look out for Luther Ellis's||
Look out for Luther Elliss's son playing for Valor Christian.
Saguaro has a pretty good program, too. That's a big school out in Scottsdale.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Again, this is faulty||
Again, this is faulty logic.
I just named a Pro Bowl QB and a Heisman winning QB who have faulty throwing motions. But they get/got the job done at a high level.
Bottom line: Wilton Speight, with his "wonky" throwing motion, is the best QB on a team that includes a former blue-chip recruit (Shane Morris), a fairly highly touted transfer (John O'Korn), and a high-quality freshman (Brandon Peters). If his throwing motion were such a detriment to a 10-3 team, then he probably wouldn't be the [presumed] starter for a team with a QB guru as a head coach.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Forgotten nationally? Sure.||
Forgotten nationally? Sure. Forgotten amongst Michigan fans? I don't know. He went 20-5 in two seasons and had some great games.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Injuries aren't "somebody||
Injuries aren't "somebody else's fault." They're a fact of life. He was a very good QB. We should be judging him for how he performed when he was fully healthy, not how he did for most of 2007. And that's the case for anyone. Ryan Glasgow really sucked at football during the second half of 2015, because he didn't even play. Henne managed to stay just healthy enough to stay on the field most of the year. None of us think Glasgow is a terrible football player, and Henne's injuries shouldn't be used against him.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Your nephew was wrong, and||
Your nephew was wrong, and your decision to repeat his statement - and claim it's perfect - is even worse. First of all, Henne made several clutch plays throughout his career, including the Braylonfest game against MSU and the game-winning throw to Manningham against PSU.
Second, I think Henne gets a bad rap for how things went down in 2007. People expected him to keep ascending, the team struggled, and he played hurt for much of the year (first his knee, then his shoulder).
|8 weeks 1 day ago||"Another Michigan great"||
"Another Michigan great" implies that both Henne and Denard are "Michigan greats", and I stand by that. With Michigan's long, storied history, anyone who holds season- or career-long records is a "Michigan great," in my opinion. And there are others, too, who don't hold records and are "Michigan greats" (such as Anthony Thomas, Tyrone Wheatley, Tom Brady, etc.). Henne, as our all-time passing leader, is a Michigan great. Mike Hart, as our all-time rushing leader, is a Michigan great.
It doesn't mean Henne is one of the greatest players in the history of college football.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||You're being uptight. And||
You're being uptight.
And that's coming from a guy who fusses about too many OT threads.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||That's the response of||
That's the response of someone who has been defeated.
Would you care to explain what Brandon Doughty's 5,000+ yards in 2015 have to do with Chad Henne's completion percentage in 2006?
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I don't like this kind of||
I don't like this kind of logic. A throwing motion doesn't determine whether you're a "game manager" or not. Philip Rivers is more than a game manager, and he has a funky throwing motion. Tim Tebow was a great college QB and had a funky throwing motion.
What a QB needs in order to be more than a game manager is an ability to get the ball to the right guy, throw TDs, and not turn the ball over. If he throws sidearm, overhand, underhand, left-handed, or with both hands, scoring and avoiding turnovers are the important things.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||in a comparison of Henne and Brian Griese...||
Henne had 7.6 yards/attempt, 22 TDs, 8 INTs, and a 143.8 passer rating in 2006.
Griese had 7.4 yards/attempt, 14 TDs, 5 INTs, and a 138.2 passer rating in 1997.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||*sigh* You're all over the||
*sigh* You're all over the place.
a) You're trying to turn this around on me. I'm not the one who claimed something about Henne. You said he was "atrocious" and your first reason was his completion percentage. His completion percentage would have been good enough for anywhere from #27 to #55 in the nation from 2008-2015. Not great, but not atrocious. In fact, even in those worst of years, it would have been "mediocre."
b) What the hell does Brandon Doughty have to do with this? I don't know what got him to 5,000 yards passing because I don't watch Western Kentucky on a regular basis, but Brandon Doughty's yardage totals seem almost completely unrelated to Chad Henne's completion percentage.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||As someone who has been||
As someone who has been negged quite a bit, I have to say...
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Wait a minute...so when||
Wait a minute...so when someone challenges your statement that Chad Henne was atrocious, your response is to say that Henne's best season included a competion percentage of .6 points below another Michigan great, who happened to have the advantage of throwing a bunch of bubble screens?
That's...not very convincing.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Not until we beat MSU and||
Not until we beat MSU and OSU.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I don't think the height||
I don't think the height thing is much of an issue, and I don't see the comparison with Mallett/Smith. So I don't really agree with this assessment. But I do think Speight will start, so there's that.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I wouldn't be surprised if||
I wouldn't be surprised if there's an "or" next to the QBs' names to begin the week.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||It depends on the offensive||
It depends on the offensive play and the defensive front, but centers generally have to reach block the most. That's why David Molk was so awesome, because he was quick enough to reach 3-tech defensive tackles.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||FWIW, the guys at The||
FWIW, the guys at The Wolverine used to think it was O'Korn, and now they're rolling with Speight. Personally, I think it will be Speight.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||It's because it's a niche||
It's because it's a niche blog. Reddit or 4chan aren't about a particular thing, so you can talk about whatever you want. This is a Michigan sports blog. Other Michigan football sites try to limit OT stuff, too - The Wolverine, Wolverine247, etc. People go to those sites wanting to talk football/sports, not about cars, beer, etc.
I mostly avoid The Fort for that reason. It gets cluttered with stupid crap that I don't care about. One reason I spend so much time on the MGoBoard is because so much of it is about Michigan football, basketball, our opponents, etc. A flood of OT threads makes this a very boring place, IMO.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||"Columbine" was an||
"Columbine" was an outstanding book.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I will fourth "The Art of||
I will fourth "The Art of Fielding."
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I like where Harbaugh is||
I like where Harbaugh is coming from with that statement, but there are other sports (hockey, wrestling, etc.) that also teach toughness and mental fortitude.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Yep. I was part of a head-on||
Yep. I was part of a head-on collision and laid on the ground for a minute wondering where I was. Got back up, and went back to the huddle. Along with a couple other head-rattling hits, I probably would have been diagnosed with a couple concussions if they were as big of a deal back then.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Other than a one-year hiatus||
Other than a one-year hiatus while changing jobs, I've been coaching since I got out of college.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I doubt it. Plus, it's kind||
I doubt it. Plus, it's kind of a diss to take away a scholarship once it's handed out, so you would basically be hinting that he has a 4- or 5-year scholarship since he's only a freshman. I think it's more likely that Bobby Henderson, Ben Pliska, or Michael Jocz ends up with a scholarship.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Those types of things are||
Those types of things are pretty much addressed in the OP. They are allowed, within reason.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Hooray for OT season to be||
Hooray for OT season to be finished!
|8 weeks 3 days ago||By my count, Michigan has one||
By my count, Michigan has one more to give along with Moores, Wroblewski, and Pearson. We had 81 scholarship guys, including Glasgow and Allen, so those three put us at 84.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||If Wroblewski has to play in||
If Wroblewski has to play in crunch time, I'll be pretty concerned. He moved from DE, he's slow, and he was out of position in the spring.
Congratulations to him because he earned a scholarship, but Michigan needs other guys to step up at inside linebacker. I'm guessing that if Gedeon misses much time, we'll see McCray, Furbush, Bush, etc. get more playing time at MIKE rather than inserting Wroblewski full-time.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||That sounds like an excellent||
That sounds like an excellent name for a website.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Our first game is tomorrow||
Our first game is tomorrow night. I'm getting anxious already.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Does it really matter? He did||
Does it really matter? He did something bad (worse than the simple stuff that's mostly been mentioned), he was going to be suspended for the year, and he's transferring. If he murdered someone, you would know. If he just smoked pot one night, this wouldn't be an issue.
If you don't know, that's okay. It doesn't make you any less of a fan. I don't see why it would be "annoying" when people add bits of information. The bottom line is that he won't be suiting up for the Wolverines, and he'll probably pop up somewhere else. The end. No big deal.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||It was something more than||
It was something more than just, like, "weed."
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Haven't you ever had BBQ||
Haven't you ever had BBQ chicken pizza? It's excellent.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Lindsay played at Bishop||
Lindsay played at Bishop Gorman last year, but he's supposed to be transferring back to California for his senior year, last I heard.
|9 weeks 3 hours ago||It sucks, but he'll come back||
It sucks, but he'll come back strong.