Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
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|15 weeks 1 day ago||funny you say that||
b/c a month or so ago i was wondering what happened w/ Dunn b/c he was invisible all season and against UM, and then the news that he's leaving
i like your theory and would believe that's an urban thing to do
i wish i could say it will matter in the long run, but i don't think it will
Regardless of what i think of meyer, he's objectively an incredible coach and a great recruiter and studs will always want to play for him; osu will always be very good to great under meyer
the best we can hope for is that Harbaugh brings us back to that level or close to it, which seems reasonably likely and an incredible prospect in light of how far the program has sunk
|18 weeks 5 days ago||there is a limit||
That's true for a while with a program like Michigan, obviously, but there is a limit.
This season demonstrated the limit, with multiple committed blue chips dropping and likely more would have followed but for the killer hire.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Nice to have studs considering us again!||
If we get even one or two of these guys who are newly interested, it'll be a coup.
But, the important thing is that we're back in the conversation. Somehow, Hoke had us in the conversation for a few years (without tangible results, unfortunately), and that changed dramatically as this season progressed.
Under normal circumstances, it would take years to climb back up that ladder in the eyes of the best recruits.
But the Harbaugh (and Durkin) hire changed that instantly, even for guys already committed elsewhere.
And, go Ducks!!!!
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Good choice; great coach||
He's in the "done much more with much less than many other coaches" camp.
He's been off the radar b/c most people didn't think he'd leave OSU after so long and with 7-8 years left on a contract and after turning down many opportunities over the years.
|38 weeks 4 days ago||Gardner/Funchess and the Tebow Jump-Pass||
>"He could be like Calvin Johnson in the red zone. Just throw it up and let him go get it. I bet
> we see a lot more of that this year."
On the 2 pt conversion v. OSU last year, I was calling for the "jump pass" that Urban Meyer and Tebow used many times.
Funchess is perfect for that play and would be unstoppable against most defenders.
It may not have worked v OSU b/c it relies on a fake QB run and Gardner was injured so the fake may not have drawn anything. But it would have been a much better try at 2 pts than the play they ran (and ran and ran and ran over and over again to the point of predictability).
Bonus points for running that play to win a game against the coach who's most known for it.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Looking forward to the UFR for this game||
Will be interesting. I think there were three plays when DG underthrew a receiver in the endzone (two of them to TEs, I think).
I'm not knocking his overall game v. ND, which was great, but I think he has a tendency to under-float certain passes that need a little more zip or loft.
Again, I think he played a very good game, and I realize It's easy to isolate mistakes and downplay the many good plays.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||same||
|2 years 37 weeks ago||I guess I'm in the minority here||
The loss is huge. He was our only reliable one-on-one coverage DB and arguably the best if not most important player on defense.
The projections based on allegedly bad passing offenses on the schedule are flimsy. Before last year, UM spent three years making such offenses look all world. One reason was that we had nobody who could cover on the outside.
Sure, the current sitation is not nearly as bleak as it was for those three years. But Countes was a good player as a freshman and had stud potential coming into this year.
It's a major loss.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||peak/trough||
Great writing. Exhibit A of why "bloggers" can and should be treated as journalists or professional writers or whatever.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||when you wish upon a star||
Better days are ahead, but Saturday will not be one of them. This preview made me more pessimistic than I already was.
Michigan's top goals for Saturday: (i) not get embarrassed; (ii) not suffer significant injuries.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||Not to defend Carr, but . . .||
he was right. Iowa was a better fit for Wienke. If a HS kid asks that kind of question under that circumstance, Carr probably should have defferred any response. But, once he chose to respond, there was only one appropriate answer.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||I'd rather not see UFR for this b/c||
except for 5-10 plays, it was not pretty
|2 years 49 weeks ago||he looks small in those vids||
Not relative to the other players but from what I would expect a 4 star to look like at that stage. Also don't understand the yelling/screaming vid in after several plays that were fine but nothing special. He's a Alabama-monstrous-OL pancake away from toning that down.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||We Must Eat||
Was it my imagination, or were there multiple NFLers on multiple teams doing the "We Must Eat" routine? I watched NFL Red Zone most of the day, and there seemed to be a few of these at least.
If so, were they copying Denard or did he pick that up from somewhere?
|3 years 30 weeks ago||'89 vid||
Thanks for that 1989 embed. Tony Boles was a joy to watch on the field. Seemed like he was floating effortlessly (albeit, quickly) past everyone around him.
Then a knee injury, and it was over.
That was my senior year, and I went to the Rose Bowl (standard home win for USC and road loss for Michigan).
Today, this caused me to look him upon Wikipedia. If you're looking for an excuse to be depressed, read his entry there.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||GERG????||
Pardon a dumb question (since most of you seem to know the answer), but what does "GERG" mean?
I know who it refers to but not the significance.
|4 years 32 weeks ago||kool aid||
Agree it's kook aid. I'll drink it, too but only b/c I'm a fan.
I'm realistic though. It's Michigan, and few teams have a better history for grabbing defeat from the jaws of victory and otherwise underachieving and breaking the hearts of its fans (with some notable exceptions, of course).
This will be the best D Michigan has faced all year, so I'm not expecting the fireworks we've seen in weeks 1-5. I'm not saying Denard isn't great or won't have a good game tomorrow, but I'm not expecting wild things from him. That said, if anything, our WRs have been underrated this year. I think the 4 WRs would be No. 2 WRs on most college teams and No. 1 WRs on many.
Bottom line, though, is that our defense is utterly hopeless. But for Denard, we would be no better than 2-3 this year against lousy competition.
Barring some significant improvement, this doesn't bode well for the Big Ten season.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||season||
Season's over already. No D can survive this, let alone one that was collectively shaky at all positions to begin with.
Unfortunately, this seals the deal for RichRod's tenure at UM, which bums me out b/c he's going in the exact direction they need to go in at the pace to be expected. In other words, the transition we've dealt w/ the last two years was a foregone, sucky conclusion before it happened. But the long-term payoff would be great if allowed to bear fruit -- and better than what we've had at UM for decades.
That experiment may as well be over. if we can hook Harbaugh, then maybe we have a chance not to suck in five years.
Sorry for the pessimism. I'm as bummed as anyone about this.