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|3 days 20 hours ago||Position||
Hoke talked about him not so much positionally but role - I can't find it but in the interviews they did with him as they announced kids he talked about him doing some downhill single back, running/blocking from the FB "spot" and catching. My guess is he will run the ball more than some who think he's a pure FB but will end up being used in power scenarios and moved around in the backfield in several scenarios. Might be good to get him redshirted so that he can mature - heard he is young for this class - and they can teach him the multiple skills he'll need if he is going to be in this kind of role.
|5 days 16 hours ago||response pending...||
If you get a response I would be really surprised if it even goes near what your questions are related to. From his perspective he might be thinking that you would post it publically ... ; ) Great question and it would be interesting to hear his take on it. I met Coach T years ago at a resort in Florida in the off season. Seams like a good guy and was very sociable - he had a job to do (win) and he did a pretty good job at it.
|6 days 16 hours ago||Magnus Thunder (I can't believe I'm doing this)||
has what seems a list generated from the players. a few differences - shallman is going to wear 33 for what looks like a pretty cool reason.
|1 week 3 days ago||Low lights||
Not sure that most highlight films are not actually more "lowlights" of other teams. Especially for this type of position. D. Green seems to be a great prospect but some of the teams on his film didn't look that good and their records confirmed that. With that being said, it doesn't mean the player is necesarilly lacking. I will take Mattison's eye and intuition anyday over the mullings of someone who hasn't watched a player in person.
|1 week 5 days ago||Title IX is the hurdle||
As pointed out above - this can't be dealt with (paying players) unless it is equal to all athletes under scholarship. While you could proportionatly "pay" at some point with football and hoops at the top - I guarantee it is only a matter of time before you have a class action lawsuit by fieldhockey players who have a good season and believe they have been "paid less" because of gender. Also, would it only be limited to scholarhship athletes or walk-ons who are playing (think Kovacs prior to earning a scholarship).
I like the potential of letting players own their rights to their images although that could become pretty damn destracting on a team at some point (QB is earning $'s and the O-line gets squat). I think doing something along these lines would also allow to the industry to make a decision to push the school ($'s aren't shared) and not focus on the player (so these situations would be minimal.
Given them a stipend is going to be challenged too as either being too little, too much, or not consistant.
|1 week 6 days ago||Crawford ='s Cass Tech model||
My guess is that he'll be more for offense. There has been a recent change in terms of height especially in the secondary and the the shorter guys from the last few seasons are still fighting for time. Jordan Lewis is not quite the same and is also a very good receiver. Anyway - Michigan has in most cases started to recruit on the Stanford and ND model of taller players across almost all positions. There are exceptions obviously - but especially Stanford is pretty adamant about increasing the overall height minimum at all of their positions. Bama is certainly in this model too.
|2 weeks 21 hours ago||yo yost..||
Brock did it but if you speak with him - not without Mike's help. Mealer had the drive and faith and he started working with Mike after "others" said he had a 1% chance. Pretty sure Barwis dropped and F-bomb and they got started.
|2 weeks 23 hours ago||That's the format||
Getting the message and story out are what is good here. Brock I believe is trying to build a career out of being a motivational speaker/coach.
|2 weeks 23 hours ago||That is TEDx and Mike Barwis||
TEDx speakers are only allotted 15 minutes. Intentionally done to focus the speaker. Who gives a rat's ass if Mike paces because that's exactly what Mike does when you spend time with him. Frenetic is an understatement and you see on stage exactly what he is. What he has done with/for these people (and is still doing) is incredible.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Some facts, more opinion||
Even looking at the opening kickoff you see multiple areas where grown men are hitting each other very hard and their heads are involved. Granted athletes and speed of game is greater but I can tell you the game was just as prone to head injuries back then. There isn't some threshold that we passed in 1995 that all of a sudden impacts are beyond the brain's ability to absorb. Worse helmets, no facemasks, much more rigorous practices, etc all contributed to injuries back then at a pretty good pace. My father played football in the 30's and allowing for dramatic license, there were a lot of dudes knocked the hell out back then in every game. Hell, Navy had some players in the 30's that would tape angle iron to their forearms for a little extra ooomph... I think the risk has always been about the same but this is becoming a "movement" now for the good of and also to the detriment of the sport.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Not about you Mr. Harris||
God - why would Huge accept him as a guest. Every recruiting cycle there are a number of dads who put them in the process. What they don't realize is: 1. it's creepy and 2. once the players sign LOI's you can't hang out at practices and bich at coaches either.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||A point to consider||
Looking at the various maps it does seem (not a big surprise) that "most" decisions have a big geographic component to them. With that being said - then that is probably the biggest driver of conference success - especially if that conference is heavilly populated. Add to that an overall issue of having success recruiting at cold-weather schools which is a pretty big deal. A young stud from Louisianna is probably not going to seriously enjoy our winters if he feels has equal choices (I know that young Mr Dilieo has however... thank you).
As for the more consistent density of athletes in SEC land which was mentioned. Demographically - you have more African American youth (majority of D1 players) living in rural areas in the south than you comparatively have here in the north where these athletes more often than not live in larger urban areas.
I guess - all this tells me we can still compete but MN is screwed...
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Yowza||
" Williams is a good high school athlete but lacking refinement in some areas """"""""...
that is some real meat there
|6 weeks 21 hours ago||Yeah, Thatcher was worthless||
I hate people who can make a decision, stand firmly against what was then a significant threat to the entire world, understood that deciveness is better than fence-straddling, and I really don't like her a bit either because she was a woman.
I also can't wait to see what others think about me at the time of my passing.
|7 weeks 16 hours ago||for those bitching about contact...||
You are idiots - you don't have knowledge of it and you ask why the coaches would let him be hit (and therefore cause the injury). BTW it was not the result of contact - just happened.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||running backs||
not getting a warm vibe about their belief in anyone of the backs. They are all pretty well known quantitiies to the coaches at this point and I think for this position you typically have it or don't "have it". Not to say they are subpar but still to hear the comments about guys picking key things up, some are better some days, etc leads me to believe they like and will develop this group with some limited success and are hoping Fitz returns or the younger guys coming in the fall can bring different skillsets. Anybody hearing anything about Houma?
|8 weeks 18 hours ago||maybe a topic||
for the younger crowd who are good with Photo-Shop - some appropriate aircraft with "OHIO" nose art ...
|8 weeks 19 hours ago||Background is limited||
Have an old book about B-24's in combat and there isn't much more in that about this aircraft then what is captured (model, artist, group/squadron etc). Do know that the B-24 had some pretty loud nose art throughout the war in part because of the large flat sided nature of the fuselage (as compared to a rounded cross section on a 17 or 29). Would be incredible if the Yankee Air Museum did this up if they have a B-24. I know they have a 17 and 25.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Extra people also||
are many from the coaches clinic I believe. This is a tough drill for the D since the back just needs to make a pretty basic read with no other considerations. A "win" isn't necessarilly making a tackle in this drill for the D. Might be more of the definition of victory for the DB's because they often have the last shot. An internal lineman can win by keeping the OL off of the LB when you think of the overall defense. Very impressed with Godin in the two clips. He played high a lot in high school (which is typical of HS kids). Bosch looked very good. Hell, they all looked pretty good for a drill. Still trying to figure out who #18 was running the ball - I don't see two 18's listed on the roster.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Agree completely||
I might also add that really good coaches also then go and tend to their anonymous blog and post daily semi-nude coeds.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Fuck||
can I have some points back now? this seems to be the literary currency on the site
|8 weeks 5 days ago||board hoard||
well at least you didn't prove your devotion and seriousness by typing the f word and no, I didn't say that he would be back in the fall jr... AP tore his ACL in December and returned in August..... I was implying that this will can have a very successful ending to it in that when he gets back he can also have a record-setting year.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Honestly - this board||
is bi-polar. Pure fans who don't get the game and are subsequently super high or super pissed at each thing. This is a poor break for Jake and he will recover (think Adrian Peterson). The coaches have contingencies for every player and every position since this is as much a part of the game as is special teams or clock-management. Someone will rise to fill his role and maybe another star will be born for future seasons. Bad news yes. Does not mean the end to the successful season already.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||This is important||
Lord knows we need to have a hoops President who spends his time on this. What would the fans think if he didn't do this each year. Was hoping the sequester would have eliminated the $'s for this over let's say - refueling an aircraft carrier.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||follow up question for Mr. Conseco||
Do you know what is the biggest killer of humans is not of this world?
|9 weeks 4 days ago||it has to be true||
it's on the internet..... do you really know that he is a coach? Just because he says so has to be the truth? I know, trolling....
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Great reporting Magnus||
Are you getting updates from Singletary or merely posting what Michigan football is posting all day on Twitter ?
As to Kovac's speed - 4.5 to 4.6 for a safety with good instincts is fine. So much confusingly placed on a tenth of a second in football times. Safeties start down field and usually come up on players running or in routes. A moment of hesitation or not reading a coverage can easily make a "burner" 4.3 guy in perfect situations a 4.6 guy or worse. His speed and measurables physically are good enough. Good open field and all around tackler, certainly has the determination and perserverance you would look for, has the inteligence, and has a good resume. Will be a great later round "get" for a team and with a little luck can have a good multi-year career.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Any sense if||
Godin was left out intentionally? Considering the class from 12 and the spots available I would have thought he'd be mentioned in the mix. There is going to be very strong competition to get on the field especially for the O and D line which is a great thing for the players and the team
|10 weeks 20 hours ago||Pros and cons to both||
Nothing wrong or "less" about being more methodical about getting to the line. So your comment about Dunn isn't stating a negative. Many backs are "slow to the hole and fast through it". Additionally, I don't know how you can judge one as more explosive - if they are getting yards consistantly then they are probably "explosive". You comments about Dunn potentially not being able to do break tackles, excell against college players, etc all can be said just as equally about Green. You certainly can't compare talent in H.S. game film when you have no basis for quality of opponents either.
Both were wanted by Michigan's current staff so both meet that foundation. Too soon to know who will be best of these two and even that will be contingent upon scads of variables. Nothing guarantees Green will be a stud or a bust at Michigan at this stage. Maybe the first time he is walloped by Ross or somebody else in the fall he gets gun shy... We just don't know.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||are we at this point now?||
Really, everything OSU does is evil and stupid and cheating and ..... What that coach said was nothing and it was funny.