At press time, Harbaugh had sent Michigan’s athletic department an envelope containing a heavily annotated seating chart, a list of the 63,000 seat views he had found unsatisfactory, and a glowing 70-page report on section 25, row 12, seat 9, which he claimed is “exactly what the great sport of football is all about.”
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|34 weeks 15 hours ago||marcus ray spread||
Butch Jones currently runs a spread offense, when Marcus Ray was on staff with him at Central they ran a spread, a very successful spread offense, his comments are nonsense, I will never understand the endless disdain for running the myriad versions of spread offenses at Michigan.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||A real suggestion||
Richrod is not a real suggestion, but what about Calvin McGee,you can have the Rodriguez spread, without the Rodriguez baggage, and a guy that would be only tasked with offense, and even a potential HC if needed, it would be a good move for him to get out of rr's shadow to up his own profile. All the upside of Rodriguez, none of the downside.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||I know everyone likes to||
I know everyone likes to blame rich rod for online recruiting, but this staff has had three years to develop linemen, and I don't see the development, the best linemen are lean and schofield, after they go this year, who is your anchor next year, who has been developed as the guy to run behind when you need a first down. Since 2011 the passing game has went backwards, the running game has gone backwards, the oline has gone backwards, fitz can't find a hole even if you roll the fat in flour changes have to be made, USC pulled the trigger to save next year, maybe Brandon needs to take notes
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Maybe hoke has no confidence||
Maybe hoke has no confidence in the offense to win,if that's the case,that's a serious vote of no confidence in borges
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Wash rinse repeat, wash rinse||
Wash rinse repeat, wash rinse repeat. Much like the Borges play calling,if your shampoo isn't getting your hair clean.......maybe you change the freaking shampoo
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Maybe the line is not ready||
Maybe the line is not ready for this Frankenstein offense, so far the high point of the offense that Borges has called, is the 2011 season when they ran mostly spread, maybe they need to look at that and bring more of those plays back
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Does anyone know if Ann Arbor||
Does anyone know if Ann Arbor torch and pitchfork has a mobile app
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Worse than 4ot against||
Worse than 4ot against indiana
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Another look||
Mattison is very crafty, i looked at it again and I still think its a 3-3-5 under. He just disguises it by having Cam's hand down with the plan to drop him in coverage( Gordon never plays with his hand down he's a tweener lb/safety) It's not a 4-2-5, because Kovacs would need to be lined up bracketing the ILB's, with Gordon the deep safety. if it were a traditional nickel, then wouldn't Gordon and Kovacs line up with the same relative deepness? Either way, this is a confusing look/package that will apply difficult reads for a QB.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Alignment||
Is this nickel package a 3-3-5 under? ( Hiding behind blast wall, waiting for heads to explode)
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Dantonio hates Michigan so much||
So much so that he hosted the alabama coaching staff this summer to give pointers on defending against Michigan.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||weak sauce||
Well if there are any true fans out there, come grab a seat.There is an empty one here next to me on the bandwagon. I survived this board thru the RR final season, lose the first game of the season and people have already turned into wrist cutters. Fair weather fans are annoying no matter which fan base they are in.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||nice data crunch||
So why didn't they tackle anyone on Alabama's team?
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Don't remember many of those||
I thought his footwork was definitely improved over last year, i particularly don't remember any backfoot throws.The main flaw i saw from Denard is a mental aspect, i think he was too hyper. He is a high energy guy, which sometimes can get uber-athletes in trouble.He seemed to be kinda bouncy.Reminiscent of a hummingbird on a three day Meth binge.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Board still stuck on emo /s||
!. I looked over the board, and i didn't see any positive threads. The sole purpose of this post was to lok for positives from the game.
2. Not a Denard love fest, this is reality. i found some stats because you guys love to believe those lies. Arkansas, is considered to have the best Offense in the SEC. ( The ESPN pundits said that Alabama will get a real challenge instead of what they faced Saturday) Tyler Wilson and crew rushed for 17 yards, scored 14 pts, and went24/40 for 209 yards and threw too interceptions. MIchigan scored 14 pts. Drob Went 11/26 200 yards threw 2 picks. Sure Arkansas's completion percentage was better, but they scored the same amount of points, on way more pass attempts, Michigan doubled their rush yards, and threw the sam amount of interceptions, and allowed the same amount of yards on defense. Remain emo if you want to, but Michigan equaled the best offensive total of any team that Alabama faced last year, i don't think Michigan regressed, Bama is just still good. The likelihood that any team on the schedule can replicate Bama's defense is almost unlikely.Any other team will blitz Denard heavily. Alabama had the athletes on defense to apply outside blitz contain, and drop the ILB's into zone. The first pick you cant even blame on the QB, that was a timed route, unfortunately Roundtree got schooled and ate turf on a one handed jam. Enough with the emo Michigan sucks/ Denard armpunt crying, no one seems to be able to pass on this team, give Bama their due, those boys can play, and quite frankly Michigan got out played, the same way every other team that has faced Bama has been outplayed.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Myth||
The myth is about the superiority of the defenses in the SEC. In Reality the deciding factor of who plays in the MNC game is a beauty pageant, it is rare that the 2 best teams actually play each other. Personally I think several teams could have beat Alabama in that game last year. If LSU would have had a playbook that had more plays in it, rather the Jordan Jefferson Deer in headlights play, and 5 yard out to Taco Shorts ( Taco Pants younger significantly smaller cousin, so small that it appeared Jefferson was throwing the ball into the turf on purpose) Lsu could have won.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||It was while using the save||
It was while using the save function that i got a 503 error message, and the original post was much more informative, I spent an hour compiling the data and composing the post.
Edit: who is Fits Clarke? Is that a Great Gatsby character?
|2 years 47 weeks ago||OOc schedules were compared||
The advantage leaned in Uof M's favor. MIchigan faced opponents that scored more points per game, while allowing the same amount of TD's as Alabama, i got my stats from ncaa.com, the metric i used was scoring defense, and scoring offense the numbers are pretty straightforward, advantage goes to Michigan .
|2 years 47 weeks ago||bombs away||
I say unleash the dragon, 3 and 4 wide sets gets the secondary to play the pass, gartuitous use of zone read, and roll out the pocket, give Drob more run/pass options. They are vulnerable around the edges, and Michigan has dangerous speed at once our players get to the edge.Finally the Vincent Smith screen pass, that thing could be lethal for the tide defense in this game.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||3 different beers||
I don't remember the name of the brewer, but the beer is called soft parade, a mellow way to start the day, then i would transition to Cowcatchers Red Ale ( Mt.Pleasant Brewing Company) Similar to killians and bass, a touch smoother finish, and finally to celebrate a wolverine victory, i would suggest Coal stoker Blackberry ( Mt.pleasant brewing company) think guiness and chambord for flavor context. Best of all all 3 are available at Meijer.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||Probably too soon||
Ocho in the clinko
The Ocho Slap O's
and definitely too immature:
Don't eat that Chicks Fil-a
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Challenged writer||
Yes i know my writing style is somewhat unique. It comes from my favrite literary sources which are in no particular order: Trumbo, Steinbeck, Vonnegut, and Ellison. I am nowhere near their order, but if you have read their work then you can probably see the influence HAHA.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Morgan got picked on alot||
Morgan got picked on alot because of his inability to cover fast TE's or some shallow routes. Gordon gives you more of the ability to cover faster guys and still stand up against the run. I always figured that Morgan would eventually grow into a MLB, which i think is a better postion for him once he acquires the neccessary size. Honestly this is a good problem to have, so many talented LB that you don't know what to do with them all.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Dantonio and Discipline||
Dantonio's tough talk on discipline is so hypocritical when it comes down to implementing it. It's kinda like when you 2girls One cup, then getting pop up by meatspin, only to get rickrolled to lemon party, but not as subtle as goatse..................
For the love all things respectable, do not try to find any of those, if you do may god have merc on your soul.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||what is a pro style offense anyways?||
I am glad that we have data to prove what most of us were hoping. This was definitely a clear case of coach speak to appease the bluehairs. HOWEVA, while some of you may believe that the manball memeis one that was made up by Brian. You are definitely out of the loop. Just look at all the post about the weight of the offensive linemen. All the love that everyone feels because fullback will now be restored to a scholarship position. All the people postulating the deployment of Tight ends now that Hoke is the coach.People love the 3 yards up the middle every down style of yore. The average sports fan has some antiquated idea of what pro style offenses look like. they believe it to be a double tight end single two wide set under center. Oddly i dont see that formation deployed very much in modern football. I see alot of 3and 4 receiver sets, tight end going in motion ( Don't remember the last time i saw a fullback used in a 2back set), and the coup de gras- more and more mobile quarterbacks. Multiple set is what i see in the NFL. Which brings me to the question, for all you experts out their ( especially Magnus your always good for solid answers that aren't biased) What is pro style offense? Am I right in thinking that i see the most successful teams running multiple, or doth mine eyes deceive me?
|4 years 15 weeks ago||I thought the overall||
I thought the overall principle behind the spread was to create 1on 1 matchups with defenders. i see this alot with the combo routes that are preferred in the passing schemes used by the NFL. the Larry szonka/Earl Campbell style running back is extinct in the Nfl as far as i can tell. It is also somewhat mystical that people think the running qb is some new spread derivative that has never worked in the NFL. Steve Young, Steve McNair, and Donovan Mcnabb did alright . I have stated before, if given the choice between Warren Moon, and Steve Young, ill take Steve young everytime
|4 years 15 weeks ago||I grew up||
I grew up in a humble home, my dad lost his job when mom was pregnant with me, so we lived in a low rent part of town, under the bridge....in a van...DOWN BY THE RIVER
|4 years 15 weeks ago||I truly don't think that the||
I truly don't think that the manball is the kind of offense U of M will run. I think it will probably look like what the spred and shred was supposed to look like under the old regime. There is a reason that the last guys really went after Devin Gardner. They only used 60 % of the playbook last year. I personally wanted to see more hback/TE sets, some I form power sets in the red zone. This was stuff they practiced, just never got implemented. Honestly though, the reason some of us use the manball meme is because this kind of rhetoric, coupled with the Michigan Man crap will kill the program.
as a side note, can someone tell me what a pro style offense is. when i watch pro football, i see alot of 3 and 4 receiver sets. I see qb's spending significant time in shotgun formations. I see alot of zone blocking being deployed with other schemes. I don't see alot of " Downhill running" in the old meaning of the term. I see alot of slot receivers making plays in space, i see alot of runningbacks catching passes out of the backfeild. Whether or not the bluehairs or talking heads on CFL want to admit it, the spread has made it way into pro ball, hybrid offenses are the way of the future,we shouldn't be holding on to vestigial schemes, we should be innovators you know.......the leaders and the best
|4 years 15 weeks ago||Hmmm||
So how did wisky fair against that gimmicky 3-3-5 defense TCU runs?
|4 years 16 weeks ago||Forever faithful||
In September when the season starts Coach Hoke will receive all the support any other coach has ever gotten from me.Those that are skeptical of the hire like myself im sure will support him also. That does not change the fact, that he is an unknown quantity. The Schembechler hire turned out to be great, however those that doubted him as a coach were still justified in doing so. When he turned out to be the Grant to woody Hayes's Lee, this ended the doubt in everyones mind. I am not Anti hoke, i hope Hoke turns out to be the offspring of Yost and Crisler, and that he wins 15 consecutive national titles. I also hold the right to question his ability until i see an on the feild product that is better than the last two guys.