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|1 day 2 hours ago||247 Sports||
now has Bilal at 64% Michigan after two more flips.
|1 day 4 hours ago||No. I'm not saying it was intentional.||
I'm saying the other players may not have felt welcome. That may be their fault because both of those players seem very friendly. Maybe it was that those other players needed to be pushed to participate. Whatever the reason, only two players were there.
The point was more that these two were upperclassmen and maybe needed to push the others to participate. It may be something they weren't comfortable with.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Mlive also has an article about it.||
I know many like to point to Lewan when this is brought up, however this sounds like it was much more pervasive than one player.
One thing that bothered me last year was that you always heard about Gardner and Gallon practicing together endlessly to develop chemistry. On appearances that sounded great, however I always wondered why it was just the two of them. I read somewhere that Gardner is including all receivers in this in 2014. I think that says a lot.
I love Gallon. Don't get me wrong, but some players may look at it as a "me first" attitude vs working as a team. If no one talks about what upsets them, things can fester and become toxic.
I'm happy to see the whole team seems to be bonding this year. I think it will make a big difference.
|1 day 14 hours ago||That is how I see things too. I think it will take the line time||
to gel. I see us as MSU last year. Everyone thought their offense would struggle, which it did initially, and they would have to survive on defense. Then the offense came together.
I'm not saying we are going to be as successful as State was because we still have a very young line. I think they will be much better at the end of the year though. The weak early season schedule is actually good to give the line time to develop.
|1 day 18 hours ago||I realize it is easy to lose patience, but some of||
us don't have the vast knowledge you gain from talking to all the recruits. That's why we come here for your imput.
|1 day 20 hours ago||Hopefully the talent of the guys we have been bringing||
in get us an extra win or two but a eight win season wouldn't surprise me this year. I'll be happy if it looks likee we are taking steps in the right direction as I expect we will.
|2 days 4 min ago||I just found this story posted on 247 Sports about||
Brian Cole. Good story.
He explains who he is down a little ways in the replies. It seems legit.
|2 days 24 min ago||Ace just picked Michigan too.||
Either he's jumping on the band wagon or he needs to cough up some information here.
|2 days 30 min ago||Saban would listen to Michigan long enough to||
get the Bama people nervous. Then they would up his salary and stay. Saban would have a big smile on his face because he has more money and screwed Michigan.
|2 days 40 min ago||Exactly||
I thought that with the other pictures that have been posted recently also. I'm even more convinced after seeing this one.
|2 days 3 hours ago||There does seem to be a pretty good correlation..||
The real exceptions there were the Rich Rod years with trying to quickly ship offensive schemes.
Thanks for the work.
|2 days 3 hours ago||These guys talk to each other. It's very likely some of these||
moves are related.
|2 days 3 hours ago||I haven't heard anything but something is happening.||
There are four guys total that all picked Michigan around 8am today.
|2 days 5 hours ago||(No subject)||
|2 days 20 hours ago||Not a big surprise but Michigan was left off the top ten||
list for George Campbell. Maryland was the only B1G team to make it.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Per ESPN||
|2 days 22 hours ago||Do you really have to ridicule guys||
that we are trying to get to commit?
|2 days 23 hours ago||I agree. He was able to get away with Denard||
running for his life at the beginning of the season against weak teams. Once the schedule toughened up and DR was beat up from the hits, the offense was stagnant. We did little offensively against most of the quality teams. There was no way things were gong to suddenly get better in year 4.
|2 days 23 hours ago||247 sports||
Now has Michigan at 67%. I have to believe the rest haven't gotten around to changing yet. I like that Florida isn't in his final three.
This tells me we are in excellent shape.
|3 days 1 hour ago||In reference to your comments about||
Borges, I would add that Gardner had a quarterback guru who I'm sure he consulted with during the year. It's not like he wasn't trained to do things correctly. As you said, I think the breakdown in mechanics was due to the heavy pass rush he was under. Fear for your life will do that.
|3 days 2 hours ago||247 sports crystal ball||
now has Michigan leading for Marcus Lewis and Cameron Chambers. What makes me feel even better is that Florida guys are now changing Lewis and Ohio State guys are now changing Chambers.
|3 days 3 hours ago||Brandon isn't solely||
Brandon isn't solely responsible for setting this schedule. We announced Oklahoma for 2026 or whatever it was The nonconference schedules are set way in advance for the most part. The good teams likely weren't likely available by the time Brandon came on board. I think some of these games this year were added more recently but he can't be blamed for looking over the scraps and taking the best available.
For Brandonto show anything but support for Hoke is a kiss of death to the program. The rumors would have started immediately and intensified with any losses.
I disagree with most of the rest of what you said but I've already addressed the RR issue in other posts.
|3 days 3 hours ago||Clark, RR is gone and not coming back.||
Give it up.
And for those that think no one wants to see Michigan fail, we have Clark to prove that some do hope for failure this year.
|3 days 3 hours ago||That is so ridiculous.||
We're Michigan so we shouldn't look at what anyone else is doing successfully? I'd call that stupidity.
You say we need to be "creating the future" but don't want any changes because of tradition.
There are traditions that I don't want change and that I see as a core for Michigan. Brandon said the same in the article. While we sit here in our tradition, the world is changing with recruits that like alternate uniforms and other things. You can stick to tradition to the point of being irrelevant. It's not easy to walk the tightrope between the two. You will never make everyone happy. Don Canham was hailed as a innovator. I'm not sure he would hold up to the criticism out there these days.
|3 days 4 hours ago||Here you go.||
|3 days 5 hours ago||I disagree and not because I don't think RR could||
turn things around under other circumstances. With the toxic atmosphere around Michigan at the time, it never would have worked. Yes, I wish he was given more support initially, but it didn't happen and more time wasn't going to change it.
We can watch Arizona and get an opinion if his system could work. What we can't do is go back and give RR a chance at Michigan. Brady Hoke shouldn't be penalized because of what happened to RR unless you want to totally destroy Michigan football. Hoke has had good recruiting classes and deserves time to develop the talent he has brought in. Rich Rod isn't a factor in that. Bringing up RR doesn't help show support for Hoke.
There is always attrition when coaching staffs change. Hoke did very well in keeping the remaining players,but it's very likely that there will be roster will be hurt if Hoke left. He is very popular with the players. I also think there are a lot of schools who would be looking for a coach that can recruit like him and this staff. Don't think recruiting wouldn't be hurt going forward if the staff is at another school and very possibly another B1G school.
|3 days 14 hours ago||For those wondering how the ribs looked||
|3 days 15 hours ago||Going by the depth chart||
I count 18 in the 2016 class. Given a little attrition, it looks like low 20's.
|3 days 17 hours ago||I think Thompson is going to State.||
Unless he wanted to sleep on it, no reason not to announce today if it was Michigan.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Nah. Peppers||
was on his knees.