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|1 week 4 days ago||Yeah. How "counterintuitive."||
Yeah. How "counterintuitive."
|1 week 4 days ago||LOL Main Stream Media.||
LOL Main Stream Media.
|1 week 4 days ago||There are always 5th year||
There are always 5th year seniors who aren't "invited back."
"[S]hould there be some loyalty to a man who has been dedicated to the program for four years of his life?" The team lived up to their commitment to him and the current coaches have an obligation to the rest of the team.As an earlier commenter noted, the new coaches weren't familiar with the players and couldn't know who merited an invitation back.
The question isn't who wants to come back, it's who can help the team.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||You can give a player a||
You can give a player a scholarship that doesn't count against the NCAA's 85 limit. That's what the Bear Bryant scholarships at Alabama are used for.
Not exactly right on the Bryant scholarships: https://alabama.rivals.com/barrier_noentry.asp?sid=885&script=%2Fcontent...
But the point stands: if a student isn't part of the team it doesn't matter that he receives a non-football scholarship.
|6 weeks 13 hours ago||Feel free to fault them||
for dumb comments and bringing ridicule to the program by giving two tickets to a football game for buying two cokes.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Devin Gardner suffered more||
Devin Gardner suffered more from the transition than anyone.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||vablue says you're wrong||
|19 weeks 5 days ago||I'm pretty sure RR wouldn't||
I'm pretty sure RR wouldn't have played Denard under center against Iowa (as Borges and Hoke did) or tried to beat MSU by passing in a windstorm (as Borges and Hoke did). Borges clearly didn't know how to use Denard, as shown by having him play entire games against cupcakes.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||His offense improved every||
His offense improved every year. Replacing Hart, Henne, Long, Manningham, Arrington, Kraus and Boren (not to mention Massey and Moundros) wasn't easy. RR never had a second year starter at QB. By 2011 he had finally put together his offense. We saw the results.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Harbaugh's not a tool. He's a||
Harbaugh's not a tool. He's a weapon.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Why do you think he won't be||
Why do you think he won't be suspended during the season? I'm wondering what the terms of the suspension are.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||No. His argument is that||
No. His argument is that after the initial problem relating to alcohol the smart thing to do is to act responsibly and comply with the terms of your probation. His girlfriend did. Glasgow didn't..
|19 weeks 6 days ago||That's not a problem with his theory.||
He specifically states: "Harbaugh would either explicitly state how his rules were different, or that he was keeping Hoke's conditions in place." He also counsels patience. I counsel reading more carefully.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Tell Darryl Stonum that.||
Tell Darryl Stonum that.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||How do you get someone of his||
How do you get someone of his stature to fill "a support staff or analyst position?"
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Key takeaway||
"Miller will forego his fifth year at Michigan, but not to seek another football opportunity elsewhere. Football, for Miller, is done.
And he says it's time to focus his energy and efforts on the next phase of his life.
Miller is currently finishing his undergraduate work as a political science major, and will graduate this semester from Michigan. At this point, he's considering a number of real world options after college, including potential involvement in politics.
He'll also earn a certification in sales and marketing from Michigan's Ross School of Business. From there, he may pursue an MBA or potentially try his hand at law school. Or, he may venture into the business world and seek full-time employment."
|20 weeks 3 days ago||MLive has an article||
MLive has an article explaining his thoughts: http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2015/03/jack_miller_explains_d...
|20 weeks 3 days ago||It's disconcerting because||
It's disconcerting because spring football is a time for excessive over-hype.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||What about Magnuson?||
"Other than the returning starters the biggest threats for playing time are Patrick Kugler, David Dawson, and Logan Tuley-Tillman"
|20 weeks 5 days ago||"I can't imagine expelled students wanting to "sue" OU"||
They'll sue to clear their records.It's a pretty open and shut case against the University.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||It sounds like 3:30 is the||
It sounds like 3:30 is the best compromise. I'll do it if I have to, but pounding beers at 9 AM (for a noon EST game) doesn't have the same appeal it did 30 years ago.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Mallett transferred despite||
Mallett transferred despite RR's efforts to keep him on campus. (As Mallett has acknowledged). RR didn't use him because he wasn't available. RR has shown he can run a passing spread. Shaun King still speaks highly of RR.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||"You plan your offense around||
"You plan your offense around the players you currently have."
That's what RR did. Unfortunately, with Hart, Henne, Long, Manningham, Arington et al., leaving, he didn't have a lot of good, experienced players returning. Sophomore OL Schilling was great, but it was too much to expect him to carry the team.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Too soon.||
|22 weeks 6 days ago||That statistic is meaningless||
That statistic is meaningless without context. Somebody has to be #3, unless there is some anomaly such as every team having no arrests.
|23 weeks 6 hours ago||Oops, never mind.||
I misread what you clearly wrote.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||I've been around long enough||
I've been around long enough to know that some people dislike him just because they're dicks.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||My argument is that the team||
My argument is that the team was a smoking crater when RR inherited it. It took time to rebuild every aspect of the team. RR focused on offense, to no one's surprise. He completely rebuilt that disaster. There is no way to know how well he would have done in rebuilding the defense when he was finally able to get to it. Evidence from his results in the Pac-12 suggests that he would have succeeded there as well.
As for special teams, you should read this article about the disaster under Hoke: http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2015/02/michigans_john_baxter_.... It includes these sad facts: "Michigan, over the past four years, has blocked just six kicks. The Wolverines did not record a return touchdown during the Hoke era and ranked No. 92 and No. 88 in kickoff and punt return yardage, respectively. Additionally, the Wolverines allowed a whopping 12.7 yards per punt return last season -- No. 115 nationally"
Hoke and Ferrigno were unable to comprehend and implement the shield formation in punting and had numerous instances of too few players on the field - even after wasting a timeout in response to opponents setting up to punt in obvious punting situations. Special teams under Hoke were literally conducted at a level that would be unacceptable at the High School level.
RR has been successful everywhere he has coached except at Michigan. He was unsuccessful at UM because he inherited a disaster and wasn't given sufficient time to complete a turnaround. The only people who suggest RR isn't a good coach are disgruntled Michigan (and possibly WV) fans who allow their unhappiness about results to interfere with sound judgement and evaluation.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||We are hurting because Hoke||
We are hurting because Hoke and staff were pathetic at player development. Also, Brandon lost us Jake Fisher and other OL who chose not to come to UM.
In his third year RR had Lewan and Omameh playing solid starting minutes. Players like Jack Miller would have performed at a higher level sooner if Funk hadn't obstructed their progress.
RR has developed good QBs everywhere he coached: Shaun King, Woody Dantzler, Denard Robinson and Anu Solomon, among others. Devin Gardner would have reached his potential if he hadn't been sabotaged by Hoke and Borgess.
Michigan screwed up when they fired RR and we have paid for it the last three years. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I didn't.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Darris Sawtelle.||