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|2 days 3 hours ago||Before.||
Barring any unexpected setbacks, we'll be doing the first of these next week.
|6 days 6 hours ago||Thanks, everyone.||
I can't imagine doing anything else.
|1 week 4 days ago||It's an epidemic.||
But the first three were all the same person (honestly don't remember who). About as stark an example of "please write my article for me" that I've encountered—I had to suppress laughter because Mattison kept cutting off his non-questions once that became obvious.
|1 week 4 days ago||No.||
If an opposing coach needed to comb through pressers to get hints about what they're up against, they're probably not qualified to coach. There's very little these coaches reveal from a strategy standpoint that wouldn't be very obvious to anyone who's watched tape.
|1 week 6 days ago||Dodd||
Dennis Dodd tells us how harbaugh won't last at UM
If you're posting an opinion from a columnist/talking head and note at the end of the post that there are multiple posts on this site about how said person's opinion isn't worth listening to, it's almost certainly not worth starting that thread. That goes double when the opinion is something that's been discussed ad nauseam ever since Harbaugh got here.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||oops||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Khaleke Hudson will start at safety||
Pulled this thread. Hudson isn't starting (it's still Hill and Thomas), but the OP got confused because another site misinterpreted one of Chris Partridge's media day quotes. Trust me, if Hudson is a starter, this site will be all over it.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Considering what we're trying to eliminate...||
...I don't think any of us feel the need to highlight it again in a thread. Don't think this is feasible for a number of reasons.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Same here.||
To give some context: we had half an hour for player interviews, which were split between two different rooms (offense and defense), and there were fewer players available than any other year I've been covering the team. Was tough to get any one-on-one time, especially with the defense. Adam and I did our best to get around to a number of different players without sacrificing the depth of the interviews, but it's a tough balancing act. I bailed on the Jabrill Peppers scrum after about a minute because it was going to be near-impossible to get decent, non-repetitive questions in.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||This should really be U of M's next QB.||
The thread concept was fine. The responses—not so much. The creepy objectification of women and casual misogyny that is far too common everywhere is also far too common here. I plan to be more active in pulling threads/posts that cross the line in the future. To be blunt, I find it pathetic that many here can't seem to handle any conversation involving young women without it veering into this territory, and it's the thing that bothers me most about our (generally great) board.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Bigger factor than time...||
...is being among the first to put in a correct pick on a certain player. Not sure of the exact formula but I know that plays a big part.
As for the points aspect: yeah, we could ignore them, but you've seen how we approach stuff like Draftageddon—we're some competitive MFers.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I use the cloudy option every||
I use the cloudy option every one in a while, but usually as a last resort—it's the one way to guarantee you won't get any points from a pick. In Bolds's case, Rutgers has made him a major priority in their class—I should've clarified that there was a reason to pick them instead of just go cloudy. We're not just selecting random teams for the "Not Michigan" picks.
I'd say 29/32 is pretty good on the accuracy side of things. We're still way more conservative about putting picks out there than most—some guys have hundreds of picks in—and when we get new info, we're usually pretty quick to change the more speculative picks (like Hippenhammer recently).
|3 weeks 2 days ago||It'll be back soon.||
Working out when we'll record the season preview episode, but it won't be too long. Should have some new audio #content this year, too.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Recruiting is so fluid...||
...that I'm not sure it's quite that structured, but that's the general approach—they have a number in mind at each position and a handful of guys who are takes no matter what. Michigan has a little more wiggle room regarding their position-specific needs than most schools since they go after so many multi-position "athletes" too.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Major Tennison.||
Tennison may be a high three-star but he's got the offer sheet of a four-star guy.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah, they didn't move him.||
Still their 93rd-ranked receiver in the class.
I wouldn't pay too much attention to their rankings at this point.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||At this point I think they've||
At this point I think they've narrowed their focus to the top-tier guys on their board. Bateman may be a three-star but he's got a ton of upside—dude is 6'8" with quick feet and little in way of bad weight, he just needs (quite a bit of) technique work.
If Bateman commits, that leaves one or two spots open for more OL, and I think that will work out. Michigan isn't a lock for any of the guys you mentioned. They're head-to-head with Bama for Wilson, Leatherwood, and Ruiz (with Oklahoma also on top for him), Banks and Bainivalu are west coast guys with top-tier Pac-12 squads in hot pursuit, and Slaton has Clemson and SEC schools after him and keeps saying he wants to play hoops in college (which, if you've seen his hoops film, you know is unrealistic at best at a program like Michigan's).
Bird in the hand and all that... between potential in-class attrition, the quality of the guys they already have in the class—I think both Honigford and Stueber were excellent pickups—and there being no guarantee they can reel in all the high-level guys they're after, I think the coaches are approaching this the right way.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||No.||
He went from off-the-radar three-star to a four-star after The Opening. 247's own rankings (not the composite) even have him all the way up at #67 overall.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||They'll take at least two||
They'll take at least two (Collins and DPJ being the goal, obviously) and I think they'll find room for a third, especially if Martin wants that spot.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Not a ton of power...||
...but he did run a SPARQ-verified 4.36 40 in high school. Hard to question his athletic ability.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I can't anymore||
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Sometimes it's of great benefit...||
...to re-watch every play from every game. It's well-documented around here that Smith's vision has been an issue. He's especially prone to missing the backside cut inside zone (like this), and even his best runs have often featured him missing the inital hole (famously on the long TD against BYU, also on this Indiana run).
Also, I've noticed many of the same things Brian has about your comments, so I feel compelled to point this out: Grant Newsome played some snaps as a sixth OL (giant TE) last year. He didn't play "significant snaps" as an offensive tackle.
The Smith theory makes sense because we've literally seen him miss holes with our very own eyes on too many occasions to dismiss. To suggest otherwise is to ignore quite a bit of evidence.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Yes||
If (*if*) that was the case, it's a terrible precedent for a coach to set, both for the present (you're bringing in a player who thinks he's entitled to a starting spot) and for the future (if that doesn't work out, you have no Plan B).
Harbaugh would balk at that demand in an instant, and he'd be right for doing so, even with a high-level in-state prospect.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||By the camp itself.||
He was first-team defense at 247, which is what's linked.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I don't think...||
...they've given up on Brett Neilon (USC commit), either.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I've seen some rumors...||
...going around, but nothing from the most reliable sources. (I'm not sure how many times it needs to be reiterated that BlueVod is NOT a legit source, but here we are again.) Not ruling out a commit, but not in "buckle up" mode, either.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||This OP...||
...knows that Michigan is continuing to recruit several TEs in the class, so the coaches believe it's a need, too.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I'll leave this here.||
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Here's the link...||
...to the commitment video. It's very much worth a watch.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Yes, on 247's own rankings.||
But he's a three-star (#145 overall) on the composite, which is what I use for all recruiting posts.