"I love it that Ivy League coaches are coming to our camp and Big Ten coaches are coming to our camp. South Florida is coming. We've got about 70 schools that are coming to our camp."
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|1 day 20 hours ago||I agree completely BUT||
As a Lions fan I still want to punch the TV every time I hear his voice.
|2 days 17 hours ago||If Rudock or somebody else steps up at QB||
We have a good shot. If the starting QB is still struggling by the time the MSU game rolls around, we're in trouble.
If anybody can do something with the quarterbacks on the roster, though, it's Harbaugh.
|2 days 18 hours ago||You have to go back to Bennie Oosterbaan in 1948||
To find a Michigan coach who beat Michigan State in their first year. MSU wasn't even in the Big Ten then.
Michigan State should be a solid team next year and Harbaugh is just beginning to install his program, so unfortunately I wouldn't be surprised if MSU won.
|4 days 19 hours ago||The number has a 734 area code||
So unless Urban Meyer lives in Washtenaw, Monroe or Wayne counties, Jim Harbaugh must be forwarding all of his calls to Urban Meyer.
Edit: Damn it, this was supposed to be a reply to RedGreene.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||The 5-4 record in games with kickoffs returned for a TD||
It's not that surprising. The more opportunities you have to return a kickoff, the more points your opponent is scoring. Take Tyrone Wheatley's return against Houston in 1992. Houston scored exactly once, so Michigan presumably had only two opportunities to return kickoffs.
The 41-5-1 record in games with punts returned for a TD is unsurprising for a similar reason. Every opportunity you have to return a punt is an opportunity your opponent didn't score.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I've done everything but mow the lawn||
On conference calls.
You do have to be careful that you're actually on mute, though.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Leach was a glorified running back||
More accurately, he was an option quarterback who started as a true freshman. By the end of his career he had improved his passing substantially, but it was pretty obvious he was never going to be QB in the NFL. (So he played major league baseball instead.)
More often than not Bo had a glorified running back playing under center. This included Leach, Denny Franklin, Steve Smith and Michael Taylor, who were all multi-year starters. Michigan didn't start producing NFL starters until the Gary Moeller era. (Grbac was the first and admittedly started a few games under Bo when Taylor was hurt.)
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Oh come on||
Hoke had six years of head coach experience and took two different teams to bowl games. He was clearly in over his head at Michigan but this is unfair.
|5 weeks 16 hours ago||That may be true||
But the Dunaways may not see it that way. (Or the next recruit.)
|5 weeks 21 hours ago||Carter Dunaway won't be here for over two years||
So I don't think it's unreasonable to ask people not to be dicks at his hello post.
While I think that "trusting the coach" can be a copout, at the same time it's ridiculous to criticize Harbaugh for recruiting someone that you don't like. Two years is a long time and lots of things could happen. Carter Dunaway could get injured and drop football, or decide to play somewhere else. Or he could develop into a legitimate four or five-star recruit.
I'd also add that even if an occasional player is a flyer I wouldn't be so concerned. The overall strength of Harbaugh's recruiting classes is going to determine his success at Michigan (along with how well he and his staff develop them). If a particular player does not pan out, but most of his teammates do, I'm not going to worry about it. It happened under Bo, it happens under Saban (why else would he use oversigning?) and it'll happen under Harbaugh.
This is not even remotely the equivalent of giving Carter Dunaway a participation trophy. This is Harbaugh getting a commitment from a kid who he thinks has a chance to be a good football player.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Trask didn't describe it well, but I don't think she's off track||
Let me list a few of the things I regard as ephemeral that I never want to hear about again:
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I got my first ISP account the week before Gary Moeller quit||
I followed the whole ugly story fairly closely on ESPN.
I had sporadic access to the Internet for 2-3 years prior to that. Primarily I used gopher and FTP, though.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||So if I bet against you I make money?||
What's the Vegas line on uniform numbers?
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Corso is actually older||
Per Wikipedia Corso was born in 1935, Holtz in 1937.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||While that was probably the worst game I've seen Wisconsin play||
While that was probably the worst game I've seen Wisconsin play (and I lived in Madison during the Don Morton years), they're 2-1 in the Big Ten Championship game.
That includes a 70-31 win over Nebraska the year without Russell Wilson.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||It's not unrealistic||
Look at USC when Pete Carroll took over for Paul Hackett. Hackett's last team had finished 5-7. Carroll took over with future Heisman winner and NFL starter Carson Palmer as his starting quarterback and finished a glorious 6-6. It wasn't until after Carroll had a year to work with Palmer and the team that he Southern Cal started to win consistently again.
Part of that was that Palmer was poorly coached under Hackett and threw a lot of interceptions and was generally ineffective. Does that sound familar? Carroll eventually got him performing at a high level, but it took some time.
In the long run I think the team is in much better shape with Harbaugh, but there are too many question marks on offense for them to do markedly better than they have the last couple of years. If everybody stays healthy and progresses faster than expected, sure, it could happen. If we have some key injuries and not all players progress at the speed we'd like, it could still be a long year.
(For the record, I hate using Carroll as an example here because he was such a sleazeball at Southern Cal.)
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I am DVRing the game so I can panic appropriately||
Don't worry, I'm not forgetting overreaction and of course quarterback and other position controversies based on limited evidence.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Sounds more like an homage to...||
Fantastic Voyage. Miniaturized scientists have an hour to destroy blood clot in the brain of defecting Cold War scientist. Novelized by Isaac Asimov.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||DOUBLE POST MOTHERFUCKER||
DO YOU SPEAK IT?
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Obviously anyone who put stickers on helmets||
Doesn't care about THE TEAM, THE TEAM, THE TEAM.
(I actually don't care, but I do think it's kind of funny you're quoting Bo against helmet stickers when his teams used them.)
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Exactly||
I assume his source is either is Baalke or whoever Baalke's top subordinate is.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||He's literally reporting what his source said||
The question is do we trust his source? Considering who his source is likely to be and what the 49ers have done lately, I wouldn't.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Give it a year or two||
They're working on it, though.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||The B1G should have twenty teams||
The Big Ten Division can have Michigan, Ohio State, Northwestern, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan State, Iowa, Indiana and Purdue.
The Other Division can have Penn State, Rutgers, Maryland, Nebraska and six other teams.
Teams will only play teams in other division in the conference championship game.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||It's the fleas on the rats you should worry about||
So get cats!
But cats have toxoplasma gondii.
Well, you can always seal yourself inside a plastic bubble.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Stop the presses!||
A coach is using coach speak.
|13 weeks 4 hours ago||Honeymoon phase||
Give it time.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Me too|
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Weather can be pretty variable||
It doesn't look exciting, but they did have reports of snow.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Should I point out that Wilson is on there four times?||
Nah, I probably shouldn't.