Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Vandy||
Vandy has some pretty dynamic runners. Throwing is not so hot, so that bodes well for us. Vandy tore up Florida on the ground (yes I know everyone tore up Florida). Would prefer the Gator Bowl over BWW if nothing else but for recruiting sake.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Agree||
During Ohio's last drive, watching them destroy us with their run, there was no way we would have beat them in OT. They would have run us into the ground.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Wow.||
"When my team fails, I have failed.
When my team succeeds, I have done my job.
When my teams excels, I have done my job well."
Talk about selling our your players.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Yep||
Just made my day. Sent it to all my UF co-workers.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Meh||
My wife reminded me about our Appy State loss when I read this title. On the bright side of things, we did beat Florida and Heisman winning Friar Tebow that year. At least there was some redemtion for us. This game was truly the only thing making me happy about our loss today (Yes, I live in Gainesville).
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Integrity check||
I was guilty of this in 2005.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Braylon wins hands down||
I think if you have 3 - 1,000 yard seasons and are in the top 10 in each of those years, you win the "Best Receiver in Michigan History" award.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Braylon||
Feel free to correct me, but didn't Braylon also have a freshman QB throwing to him? I remember that year wouldn't have been nearly as good if Braylon hadn't saved us by grabbing almost everything thrown to him.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Da'Shawn's Visit Update||
Well, actually I have no idea how he enjoyed it. But after 5 football seasons in Gainesville, this was my first game. So if he saw what I saw, Florida dropped flat out.
This was a game that should have been a 34-10 score (luckily at 34-17 on a lucky pass reflected off the foot of the DB that blocked it). I especially liked how the crowd was yelling at the field throughout the game, worse after halftime. Begging for Muschamp to be fired. Defense was horrible, offense was actually not as bad as it seemed (offensive line was slightly worse than ours). Horrible penalties on both sides of the ball. The only bright side to this for Hand would be offering him IMMEDIATE playing time.
Maybe it was that the stadium was only about 90% full. Maybe it was how teh crowd started leaving at the end of the 3rd quarter. Maybe it was how the stadium was about 50% full with 10 minutes left in the game. And for a homecoming game, the atmosphere was terrible. Should be much more of a Michigan vs Bama battle. I don't see how any of the recruits could have enjoyed that game.
And for all those complaining about ticket prices at Michigan, suffer through it. Prices may be cheaper at the advertising schools, but the commercials, the crap on the billboards and during breaks. The players (surprisingly UF only) kept watching the commercials and had no focus at all.
But I thoroughly enjoyed the game.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Yep||
Weather wasn't that great. Pretty hot throughout the game.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Nope||
Next week they go to South Carolina, then a chump win, then FSU. They would have to beat either SC or FSU and I don't see either of those scenerios happening.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||No Sacks||
I'm not sure about the stats line, but I remember (I think the Penn State Game) in the game where he was hurt he looked tired/slow and almost gave up blocking/ got beat letting Gardner get sacked.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||No||
Having him listed as a tight end creates really tough matchups. And occasionally last week happens.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||I can't believe||
they chose Willingham over Holtz? He would have been an awesome and non-biased ex-coach to pick for that committee. Hell, we'd be watching ND lose national championships every year if he would have been selected.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Offensively||
Especially seeing his stats every week, I think he's the closest player to being able to play both ways we've recruited in a long time. He could definitely play RB or WR. Seeing plays like this though make me more excited than anything, backing up all that hype. A truly destructive DB.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Pretty sure||
this is exactly what I said above. Just in a less so ///'ing manner.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Hmmm...||
Seems pretty comparable to the MSU vs ND game and ND has already lost on gameday. So it fits.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Not really a slot type guy||
Not like Amendola or Welker who are both slot type guys. More "like" Steve Smith of the Panthers. He's definitely shining now. Again, some players will produce better under different circumstances and this current one is great for Gallon. How many players didn't really cut it at Michigan, leave for a year or two and then get drafted? I think our recent Mr. Cox is a great example.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Hmmmm.....||
Somebody obviously didn't get a decent ticket to UTL II and is trying to buy their way to a good seat.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Show them and they'll come||
If recruits know they have a chance to play year one, they will be more likely to come. Absolutely let them play. We have been doing such a great job at recruiting, it'll only help recruiting to allow them to play.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Absolutely||
Get him ready to play. Even if he is a backup for this year and next, it'll only help him when he takes over. If he was the best 2nd, we need him ready and junk time will give him enough experience.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||The article||
makes it appear that for the 5 years he played, he will be ineligible to play for 5 years. One year for each year played in an organized event.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||There are ex-marines||
I used to frequently call my brother-in-law an ex-marine when he went from a 6'0" chiseled machine to a 300 pound whale getting winded while walking to the mailbox. Apparently enough people pissed him off enough so that he is back to 215 and running 15Ks.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Say What?||
Don't be looking down on getting a girl knocking up to lock her up. Some just aren't as manly as the mighty Magnus. It's called thinking outside the box for the truly pathetic.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Kovac's stats||
I didn't watch the game, but Kovacs stats put him as 7th for the night on tackles (3, 2 solo). Could have been junk time though.
At least he's living his dream. And based on all the pictures I've seen (as noted above), he's loving it.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Excellent||
Very glad to see the women's program recruiting well. Excellent addition.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||I agree||
At least grad school was in-state.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Surprising.||
As a vet, I understand this. The military tells you to either choose a state tax-free residence or as in the case of overseas, he changed his residence to not have to pay state taxes. A benefit for most. For instance, coming from Alabama, I had the right to choose Florida or Texas for my state of residence which has no state taxes. The down side, if I wanted to go to a school outside the state of Florida/Texas, I am now an out of state student. Luckily, I was warned about this before I changed my residence. (Un)fortunately, I chose Michigan so I was still an out-of-state student. Go blue. And suck up the huge student loans like the rest of us.
Plus, I'm pretty sure my military record help me get into UM in the first place. I mean, I came from Alabama after all.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Jumping||
I used to treat soldiers at Fort Benning. Nice jump school injury, their leg gets caught up in the cord. ACL, PCL, MCL, and med/lat meniscus. That was a sucky injury. Basically ended their careers.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Yum||
Dead people inside me........... not great to think about, but it's not adding more trauma to you. Why weaken yourself if you don't have to.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Yep||
The first few months of therapy suck. Great advice: if you don't do what your PT tells you and stretch consistently, they will do it for you. And it will hurt more. And take longer to get better.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||More||
So yes, once the swelling goes down, go for another eval. More imaging. Then go to PT before surgery. Pain shuts muscles down and you want to re-educate them prior to the surgery so it's not so hard to re-educate afterwards. Which type of surgery is probably up to your physician, I'm a fan of the HS or cadaver, but it's not my knee. For PT go to Dominos Farms. They specialize in sports medicine and not all PTs are the same. Seriously.
Not everyone needs surgery though. A lot of PTs don't get ACLs fixed but if you don't rehab will take longer and you will need to do a lot of stability work (for pretty much life) and there is a higher incidence of OA later in life (especially if the stability isn't there). If you want to be active, get it done. Regardless, listen to your therapist and finish your program.
And ice is nice too.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||WTF?||
|2 years 17 weeks ago||State College of Florida||
used to be Manatee Community College. They just added a few BS degrees. So the credits should transfer like any other junior college.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Actually||
it's probably the closest thing to being a college athlete. Entire schedule planned out with academic load just enough to get you into DI schools and emphasis on sports the rest of the day. Wake up, conditioning, classes, practice, study hall. Except the conditioning and coaches are way better than the average HS. Plus they have Manatee HS to compete with and they are always a top 50 (nationally) HS.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Twosie Shirt from the wife||
which may not seem that great. But I just received a grant for a tandem bike and indoor trainer for work (research in Parkinson's Disease) and I've been talking about buying the shirt so I can wear it during my indoor riding sessions. The best part is one of my patients that will be participating is an old MSU grad. He'll be riding in the back of course.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Yes||
A combination of vestibular rehab, cardiovascular training, and dual tasking (cognitive training). At least this is where the research is currently demonstrating effectiveness.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Either A&M or Georgia||
UF is going to Sugar Bowl, Alabama to the BCS NC game. I'm excited, more if we play Georgia vs Johnny Football.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||NO||
Rutgers would be the better option. Not thinking either is necessary though.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Would love it.||
Living in Gainesville, I would love this matchup..... again.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Yep||
Today made me feel much better about the rest of this year and next. Bellomy at the helm next year was not too exciting after last week.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Osi||
I knew Osi Umenyiora in HS, he started playing his junior year also. Only got into Troy b/c he knew D. Ward (Cowboys). Look at them now.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Wrong Guy.||
He's not wearing white gloves.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Integrity checks can be painful||
Just throwing this out there but as Hoke suspended (and kicked off) players after altercations Urban brought back Stoneburner and Boren (after a mythical suspension) and allowed them to play. This demonstrated a strong amount of integrity for Hoke but it was extremely costly, and painful. I think this sets a strong standard that describes exactly what it means to be part of Michigan.
I know although many of us wanted Fitz and Clark to play, we knew this was the correct choice. I am just hoping not to see many more integrity checks, or preferably the need for integrity checks.
Once again, demonstrating the excellent choice in our coach. GO BLUE!
|2 years 38 weeks ago||5.5 hour drive||
to tailgate in Alabama with Bama in-laws.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||I hate pulling out.||
|2 years 42 weeks ago||More likely||
choice of FSU over Vandy. Granted, he would be one of the best players in the past decade to go to Vandy (initial rankings), but highly unlikely.
Gotta admit, his sideburns rock.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||From observations||
of the chef, I doubt the meat was too raw. I can see a nice medium rare, but not raw.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Or.........||
Having to compete in an eternal race on an adult tricycle.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||A bit sour||
I think a lot of us were sour that year as Henson was a preseason favorite for the Heisman, and we were one of the favorites for a national championship run. Three losses that year by a total of 7 points was a killer. Yes, he did leave for the Yankees for money which was his choice, but for the fans that year it was a killer to see him go with how well we could have done. And Navarre was not ready to be a leader that year, saved only by his supporting cast.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Real Fast||
On my last Tri, I got smoked by a dude in a racing chair. Stupid fat slow legs.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Out of State||
I applied from out of state but this was when the point system was in play. I (think I) received bonus points for being out of state since Alabama was considered an "under represented state" to say the least. Plus out of state tuition is way more so I think that would be a bonus also.
As far as what to do at this point. Per above, the essay. Just explain your goals and how you plan on being a scholar, a team member, and future leader. I had the military thing going on to help out, but my grades from HS were not what one would expect from a Michigan applicant. And show enthusiasm and how excited UM will be and how it will help you be a future leader (and best).
Good luck. And as always, GO BLUE!
|2 years 47 weeks ago||They are the worst||
Living in Gainesville (not by my choice), going to LSU is like visiting Columbus. You need to rent a car at the border in order to survive. LSU is considered the worst stadium, second to Ohio (the Horseshoe) and Florida (the Swamp).
|2 years 49 weeks ago||Drummer is from MI||
Chad Smith is from Bloomfield Hills
|3 years 17 min ago||UF||
Florida provides scooters (on loan) to their football players.
|3 years 2 weeks ago||Almost daily, he continues to impress||
Recruiter extraordinare, eh. Elite 11 MVP, ok. Photobombing tSIO group pic, priceless. Just when you think he's at the top of his game, he tops it again.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Top says 11, but 12 listed.||
Has Ben Gedeon as #1 ATH but only an 80 grade, Dymonte #12 ATH so that is obviously off. Only Shallman and Hill not 4 stars. Morris only rated 82, rest are pretty much 80,81.
We have the #1 OG (Dawson), #4 and #5 OG, #10 (or#11 OT Tillman), list just went down.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||We have 12 in 150.||
Just came out. Morris #4 QB, highest ranked.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Pure awesomeness||
And yes, the music does make a difference.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||Running Stadiums||
They call it "running stadiums" down in the Swamp. It's not too bad for the first 33, but progressively get worse and they get pretty steep. But it's not as far around as the Big House.
|3 years 8 weeks ago||Wife's response||
So I scan to 5:00 to check out the scene with my wife sitting next to me. Cheerleader gets mauled and my wife responds "Shoulda moved." Not only got knocked down but rolled with pom poms ablazing.
|3 years 8 weeks ago||AND...||
now he is.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||What I tell my interns||
I always tell my students there are no such things as asking stupid questions, just stupid people just asking questions.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||He wants Iowa||
You have to feel he wants to go to Iowa. He just wanted to wait to see who the OC and line coaches were going to be first. Now he's just waiting to estabilish that relationship before he makes it official. Why else would he wait?
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Dos Equis Amber||
and a Fish Taco to be specific please. They make them especially nice on the beaches of Cozumel.
|3 years 15 weeks ago||MEH||
|3 years 15 weeks ago||Just a TE?||
Aaron Hernandez is listed as 6'1". Dallas Clark at 6'3".
This guy was a camp MVP at TE, and Hoke/Co felt he is solid enough to offer, so why ask why? Plus he's apparently all in for GOing BLUE!
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Reeves to OSU per Tom VH|
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Any DT||
And any DT/DE should be excited to play for our D-Line coaching staff.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Willie||
Is ranked #38 DT on Scout. Nothing special about his resume and we may be smarter to bank that scholarship. But let's leave it up to the coaches as usual.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Rasputin Stout||
This will put some hair on your chest. 9% by volume.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Mattison||
Can it be reiterated who was the DC when Meyer won the NC?
|3 years 18 weeks ago||What ever happened to the Shittu rumor?||
Right around the time we picked up Pee Wee, there was some cryptic rumor about another top DT interested in us. There were also threads that Shittu was interested in us. I understand he is more likely to stay on the West Coast, but what about another strong DT?
|3 years 21 weeks ago||I'd rather....||
I'd rather Gunner go to LSU than ND that's for sure.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||First Michigan Game.||
My first was watching Tom Brady lead Michigan against Alabama in the Orange Bowl. 35-34 OT win. Pure Awesomeness! The next year I began my first year at Michigan.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||I hope Hart stays Blue.||
I have seen him do some great things on kick off returns.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||RLS||
Restless legs isn't really a shaking issue, more of a needs to be stretched/exercised out feeling. The shaking seems to be more of his arms. But the fact that it lasts only a minute or so makes it seem much more controllable versus having tremors or some sort of true neurologic condition. Probably just bouncy, especially if this hasn't been noticed before (per another blogger).
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Don't go to UF sports bars||
I don't visit the bars. I deal with UF grads daily and I can't tolerate dealing with them in full sports mode. Will be watching the game from home.