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|10 weeks 1 hour ago||Dillon. You son of a bitch|
|10 weeks 5 days ago||If I had to pick one recruit||
If I had to pick one recruit that might commit this weekend it would be Singleton. I don't think Najee Harris will announce until the dead period - that way no one can bother him. Maybe DPJ pulls the trigger this weekend but if I had to put money on it I'd bet that he waits a little longer.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Nice post. One thing I think||
Nice post. One thing I think Speight has benefited from this season is excellent field position. The combination of our excellent defense and Peppers returning punts and kicks have given Wilton short fields to work with the vast majority of the time. Per Football Outsiders, Michigan is #1 in the country in offensive starting field position. (In case you were wondering, MSU is #112.)
I also think he's benefitting from a better running game than we had last year. Regardless, he's getting the job done. The touchdown to turnover ratio is my favorite stat.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||90 surgeries? Geez. Go Blue||
90 surgeries? Geez. Go Blue to him for being a warrior.
|21 weeks 4 hours ago||Makes sense. He said he's||
Makes sense. He said he's excited because this will be his first time on an airplane.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Harbaugh just said he'd||
Harbaugh just said he'd probably redshirt and that class is going really well for Walker. That was free info, from the press conference going on right now.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||The most important factor is||
The most important factor is for the team to keep winning. If the team has a special season then Peppers will have a real shot. Heisman is always more likely to go to a player on a good team. His play will take care of itself.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Tomahawks are awesome||
Get them infrequently as a special treat from Paulina Meat Market in Chicago. Definitely use a temperature probe. Pretty much impossible to cook one of these bad boys without one, IMO.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||I have to be seated||
in time to hear "Baaaaand, take the fieeeeeld" otherwise it jinxes the whole operation.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||I guess the question is||
why don't you eat that for every game? Also, bone-in?
|27 weeks 1 day ago||That possible OL though||
I mean, wow.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||My question is . . .||
why do we only have a 75% chance to beat Penn State but an 80% chance to beat Wisconsin? I would have thought it would be the other way around. I also would have thought the chance to beat Penn State would be more like 85-90%. But I'm not a stats guy.
|37 weeks 52 min ago||Per Eric Upchurch's twitter||
(sorry I tried to embed his tweet twice and failed, massively), there's a hidden message within the message!!!
|37 weeks 21 hours ago||He just wants clicks||
I don't like the guy, but there's no question he's made a nice living for himself by his ability to generate clicks for his website.
|38 weeks 2 hours ago||The problem||
is that's what the players' union bargained for. They agreed to give Goodell extraordinary power in arbitration. Most unions aren't stupid enough to grant their opposition (management) such extraordinary arbitration powers. It won't screw over other employees in arbitration unless the collective bargaining agreement in force is just as slanted as the one the NFLPA agreed to.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||He's going to be a huge addition next season||
For no other reason than we'll still have a floor general when Walton sits. So we get to enjoy the luxury of having a backup PG for one season . . . then we'll be back to our current predicament.
|1 year 1 week ago||Makes sense to me||
They should be heavily favored in every game they play until they Michigan, who they get at home. Despite losing nearly their entire team, they return their QB. That will be plenty for Meyer, who has that roster loaded with talent despite the departures. All that said, while I think their odds of reaching the playoff are very high, I think their odds of winning it are low.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Awesome post.||
I remember sitting there looking at our personnel and thinking how weird it was to have your starting left tackle and one of your starting defensive linemen out there on kick return coverage. It sure paid off. The Peppers block gets a lot of credit, but Cole just bulldozes his guy right over. Welcome to the Big House, Northwestern.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||I was||
in my apartment on Oakland Ave. Turned on CNN getting ready for class. Saw 2nd plane hit live.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Drake Harris||
My reaction after watching the presser: that was as close as you're going to get to effusive praise for a player. The best part was - the player was Drake Harris. Really great news. Great news for Drake after what had to be a very frustrating couple of years with a nagging injury. Great news for the team because he brings a dimension to the offense that no one else does.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Nice to see||
that the kid is very interested in Michigan. Unfortunately he plans to commit around signing day, so there's a long ways to go until he's in the fold. Also, he's visiting OSU this weekend.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Don't have to show motive||
Just have to show it was willful or premeditated. Driving him to that industrial lot or wherever it was - that was sufficient for the mens rea.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Bernstein||
How many drafts did he go through until he settled on the dry forest/empty reservoir metaphor?
“The Shane Morris incident, the poor performance of the football team, that’s like a spark in a very, very dry forest. And there’s not a lot of water around right now," Bernstein said. "I think the actions of the athletic department, I believe (some) generally agree, have drained whatever reservoir of goodwill there is with Michigan football in particular. So it makes navigating this issue far more difficult.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||A question||
about this play:
Utah with a four man line and Orchard, nominally a DE, as a SAM type guy. They blitz off a corner because they can. Funchess is lined up inside the hashmarks, and M can't handle it. Braden(-2) gets smoked by Orchard, blitzer free, kaput. (PR, N/A, protection 0/4, Braden -2, Team -2, RPS -1) Also M had Gardner try a play action type substance that involved a fake handoff to a running back who was on the other side of him. No PA may mean he can dump it off to one of his outlet options.
Leaving aside the play action fake to no one, isn't this a case of Gardner failing to identify the blitz? Pre-snap it was pretty darn clear to me (some guy watching on tv), that the right-side of our line was overloaded and that a blitz was coming. Gardner gets to the line with about 14 seconds left on the play clock looks around but doesn't really seem to be analyzing the defense, and then snaps the ball with 5 seconds to go.
We had the personnel to pick up that blitz. The line could have been adjusted - Mags blocked no one on the play and Braden had to block two guys (though he failed at blocking the guy he chose to block). Gardner could have instructed Smith to pick up the blitzer. At least that's my uneducated take on what could have happened had the blitz been identified - I might be way off.
My issue is blitz identification. Gardner is a 5th year senior and still seems to really struggle with this. I highly doubt that's going to change. So why not get the team to the line quicker and do what a vast majority of other teams do: have the coach ID the blitz and call in the audible. Auburn and Oregon push tempo, but they also have their coaches assess the D and call in an audible. THis happens after they hustle to the line. The QB then steps back and looks to the sideline. The coach either signals a new play, or says good to go.
I'm not saying we should run a lightning offense, but it seems to me that getting to the line quicker and having Nuss assess the D and call the audible could solve a lot of problems. Chiefly, it gives Gardner - who already seems overwhelmed - one less thing to worry about. Michigan can still snap the ball with 1 second left if they choose.
Just a thought about how to reduce some of the confusion out there.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||My levels||
10 10 0 5. I'm not embarrassed by stretchgate.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||That was a concerning comment||
And it was backed up by the fact that ND's depleted secondary had our WRs blanketed almost every play. Yet, out secondary got torched. Frustrating.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||I think Drake Johnson should get some additional chances||
The guy set the Michigan HS rushing record, so he's got to have at least decent vision. Maybe he can't block or something. Then again, I look at guys like Rawls and Cox - who couldn't begin to sniff the field at Michigan - go elsewhere and show they can actually do some things. Makes you wonder about Fred Jackson.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||A 5-rating for weakside DE?||
I sure hope he plays like it all season. We desperately need a pass rush.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Game Notes||
Says Green is the starter, not Smith. You need to check your depth chart.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Great news||
Messiah and Erik: time to hit the recruiting trail. Go Blue.