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|1 day 21 hours ago||Gus Malzahn => Bryan Harsin||
Gus Malzahn => Bryan Harsin => Al Borges. Talk about a drop off.
The most depressing thing about this: Al Borges would only get about $100K pay raise to make what Harsin made last year.
|2 days 34 min ago||Definitely an athletic kid||
Definitely an athletic kid who has shown flashes.
However, he hasn't picked up the ability to make his reads at the same rate of Ross and Morgan. As a result can play tentative, leaving him soft at the point of attack and unable to get adequate depth when he drops into coverage.
Thought he played his best game in Ross's absense against OSU, but the ILBs kinda got beat up in that game.
|3 days 8 hours ago||Shifting the goal posts on||
Shifting the goal posts on the guy from "unbeatable juggernaut" to "top 20 team".
But they overcame a 20 point deficit against GaTech at GaTech once their backup QB got acclimated in his first start.
I think they are still a top-20 team.
|3 days 18 hours ago||Ohio St finds themselves in a||
Ohio St finds themselves in a very similar situation as Michigan, personnel wise. The relative performance between the two teams will be the truest matchup between staffs yet.
|3 days 18 hours ago||Hall was dressed and on the||
Hall was dressed and on the sideline, which I took to mean that he was ready in case Elflein didn't perform.
And explanation using the aggregate age of the interior line is a very nebulous explanation for this lines troubles. Maybe it effects the probability of the staff being able to put together a good line, but it doesn't supplant the obvious explanation that Miller, Bryant, Kalis, Magnuson, Bosch, and to a lesser extent Glasgow could not consistently perform the assignments they were given.
Meanwhile, Elflein and Decker can.
Although I should note that I suspect Elflein and Decker are getting much easier assignments from their coaching staff, as well.
Next year will be a good judge, as both OSU and Michigan will have 4-5 guys on their line from the recruiting class of 2012 or later.
|3 days 19 hours ago||Gus has a flair for the||
Gus has a flair for the dramatic that suits him in basketball where exciting individual plays occur with some frequency.
In football, where big plays are typically well-orchestrated plays coming together in subtle ways, he reaches and sounds gimmicky, like with that "OMG WHAT A MOVE" he threw out during that long Miller run.
|3 days 19 hours ago||I think Hall was in uniform||
I think Hall was in uniform because Meyer didn't make the decision until he saw what Elfein would do. It seems very much like he hedged the Hall punishment to protect himself.
Didn't work out for him anyways, and all is well that ends well.
|3 days 19 hours ago||Apparently Pat Elfein did as||
Apparently Pat Elfein did as much to take that spot as Marcus Hall did to lose it. And Pat Elfein is a RS Freshman, which points to the real annoyance: OSU has turned two of their 2012 guys into capable starters, Michigan hasn't been able to pull it off with any of their 2011 and 2012 scholarship guys.
|4 days 5 hours ago||Bollman/Warner putting up 34||
Bollman/Warner putting up 34 with that personnel at a neutral site really puts the 41 Michigan scored in a different sort of perspective.
|4 days 5 hours ago||I wish it would be Hoke, but||
I wish it would be Hoke, but Dantonio is going to give Urban heart problems.
It would be a Saban acolyte.
|4 days 7 hours ago||Shalique Calhoun was a 3*||
Shalique Calhoun was a 3* 2011 kid, just like Heitzman and Clark.
|4 days 7 hours ago||Gotta be fair here, everyone||
Gotta be fair here, everyone of those guys have done as well or better than one would have expected given their circumstances.
|4 days 7 hours ago||At this point, continued||
At this point, continued steady improvement makes him a pretty good player next year (he was a pretty good play already down the stretch). He came in raw, didn't redshirt, and he has undergone some massive growth in his three years at Michigan.
I would imagine he is just now getting to a place where he can focus on the sort of technique that takes a DL from good to great while having an understanding of his own physical abilities.
|4 days 8 hours ago||Broken containment and a||
Broken containment and a playaction with an absolutely perfect pass and catch. Not all that novel or repeatable.
|4 days 17 hours ago||I'm a non-alum that lives in GA||
So I guess its ok that I feel kinda crappy about this team.
|4 days 18 hours ago||Players from that 2010 team||
Players from that 2010 team that ended up drafted:
Vincent Brown - WR - 2011 3rd Rd
DeMarco Sampson - WR - 2011 7th Rd
Ronnie Hillman - RB - 2012 3rd Rd
Miles Burris - LB - 2012 4th Rd
Ryan Lindley - QB 2012 - 6th Rd
Jerome Long - DT - 2012 7th Rd
Gavin Escobar - TE - 2013 2nd Rd
Leon McFadden - CB - 2013 3rd Rd
TCU had 8 guys drafted that was on that roster and they went 13-0. The Utah team that you are referencing went 12-0. SDSU had talent on offense, at least, to rival those teams that completely overwhelmed their opponents. They went 5-3 in conference and were the third highest-scoring team.
|4 days 18 hours ago||That that play would have had||
That that play would have had no effect on the participants in the B1G Championship is a pretty strong indictment, however.
Devin completes that pass, and OSU is still the favorite against MSU and Michigan is still in the bottom half of their division, unfortunately.
|4 days 19 hours ago||It certainly does||
It certainly does
|4 days 19 hours ago||Take a look at their coaching||
Take a look at their coaching staff - it definitely isn't just Saban making that team a juggernaut on the field and recruiting. That staff includes Nussmeier, Smart, and Christobal who could all manage consistent double-digit win seasons at Alabama.
Could probably manage back-to-back 8 win seasons at Michigan, for that matter.
|4 days 19 hours ago||"but he thinks he's 'going to||
"but he thinks he's 'going to go blue'"
Is that not the most pathetic recruiting quote ever?
Who cares how he phrases "commit to Michigan", I wanna know if that god-awful T-word, "thinks" is a direct quote. If not, what is?
If we have reached this point and he merely "thinks" he is going to commit to Michigan, momentum has swung way far away from Michigan at this point.
2014 is going to be another very tough season, considering the schedule, and Hoke really needs to make sure he stops the bleeding if he wants to last to see the upperclassman filled fronts he's been desperately needing.
|4 days 20 hours ago||"I don't like people||
"I don't like people disagreeing with ME, though I'm fine with them disagreeing with someone else."
When the one disagreeing with you is a guy with his finger on the ban button calling you a hated, falsely-entitled jerk, maybe that is a valid statement.
|4 days 20 hours ago||I'm not really sure about||
I'm not really sure about that.
1) The season did a lot to him. It wasn't the board that led him to stop charting with the Iowa game.
2) The board is easily avoidable, and I suspect that there are things we do not see that have contributed more than the board/comments.
3) Go back and read that picture pages that was mostly a very defensive and combattive response to Space Coyote. If anything, Space Coyote has been extremely respectful in an atmosphere where most have vehemently disagreed with him (including me).
4) And like I said earlier, there were valid complaints about putting interviews with HS soph on the front page of this blog, or soliciting interviews with high schoolers via text and posting them verbatim. Brian's response to them was a combative dismissal that basically added up to "Haters gonna hate".
I think Brian's disposition has effected this blog negatively, and is at least somewhat responsible for the issues he addressed in this post.
|4 days 20 hours ago||That's exactly what I was||
That's exactly what I was thinking. Coaching rumors = "Holy crap, I may have totally misjudged the direction of this team!"
Its kinda scary, too, as the conference schedule looks much the same with the OSU and MSU road games, and the ND flipping back to South Bend. Big-time development is necessary to avoid another 8-4, 7-5 season.
|4 days 21 hours ago||The trouble is he inherited||
The trouble is he inherited that overwhelming (for the MVC) offensive talent. And early indicators are not good at Michigan regarding offensive player development.
|5 days 8 hours ago||My guess:||
Because Brian's mood for the last two months has been morose, negative, and combative and has posted a podcast and blog post with 500 posts about how the tenor of the board has become negative and combative.
Because Brian took multiple shots at one of the best commentors and most active members of the MgoBlog community that he had already banned with the note: "I hated that guy! For three years!"
Seems Brian's emotional state has a huge effect on the blog and board, so if you like either, you might be concerned with it.
|5 days 14 hours ago||THIS is not the place to||
THIS is not the place to specify and resurrect a discussion that is not going to get any more resolution. I just think there has been more to certain controversies than "people just want to complain/don't like Brian".
|5 days 15 hours ago||I think you might make things||
I think you might make things worse by going out of your way to belittle the people who are complaining and acting like they have no rational reason for being concerned.
|5 days 16 hours ago||Kevin Dillman, I believe.||
Kevin Dillman, I believe.
|5 days 16 hours ago||Completely agree. I don't||
I don't think Sills commits and wouldn't be happy if he did.
Perhaps this is a political offer?
|5 days 17 hours ago||You are lucky that other jerk||
You are lucky that other jerk posted the comment about being glad Winston wasn't getting charged because he didn't want to see OSU play FSU without their starting QB, or this would be the douchiest comment I have read on here. And I haven't even watched a soccer match since the 1998 World Cup.