Mike Lantry, 1972
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|5 weeks 4 days ago||In general, I roll my eyes at||
In general, I roll my eyes at about 90% of references to "Michigan Men" made on WTKA and elsewhere. The phrase obviously had meaning at some point, and there are obvious exceptions where that meaning holds true - the work with Mott sticks out.
But the phrase now more than ever seems to be a bit pro forma, based more upon performance on the field or star rating of a recent recruit.
Regardless of what the title means anymore, if the allegations here are true, then more than one person should give up their claim to it.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Bullets||
In additon to the other quotes mentioned, I found these interesting:
--Philosophy is to put playmakers in the best positions to succeed.
--Will run the ball;
--His philosophy is consistent with that of Hoke or else he wouldn't be here;
--Could see drastically different formations from week to week, depending upon what is best against a particular D;
--Need to put QBs in as close to game situations as possible before Saturdays;
--Players need to be self-starters off the field given the limitations on time with coaches;
--Minimize penalties on offense and negative plays - no presnap penalies, loss of yardage plays, sacks;
--Impressed with the young talent on the roster;
--Green, Dawson, Morris called out specifically as examples of the talent on the team that he recruited at Bama.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||I think the assumption is||
I think the assumption is that Fitzgerald is purple 'til he retires, but I'll be interested to see what happens if UT or USC backs a armored truck up to Bill O'Brien after another successful season at PSU. Either one of those athletic departments could absorb his buyout without a second thought. And - despite his sentimental spot in Happy Valley - I think he'd be crazy not to at least consider a chance at college football royalty.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Absolutely. I'm hoping that||
Absolutely. I'm hoping that once Funchess gets healthy, he can serve as the complement to Gallon. That said, it's pretty impressive to see Chesson's downfield blocking. If he's not yet a viable receiving threat, at least he's still looking for ways to contribute.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Smith||
De'Veon has now come in for some serious praise in the MGo-Preview materials, highlighted by Brian's prediction that he'll be the #2 back by the end of the season (but also in Ace's predictions above).
Is there recent insider scuttlebutt that suggests that he has been more impressive than Green or Johnson, or is this just an appreciation for Smith's game? (Interesting take either way; just wondering if I have missed something insidery.)
|28 weeks 5 days ago||I'm listening on my iPhone||
I'm listening on my iPhone right now using the Downcast app. Pretty easy to subscribe using the wtka podcast URL.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||Wow... Make sure to listen to||
Wow... Make sure to listen to the podcasts if you get the chance. There is a great deal of inside information being discussed during these interviews with the coaches today, including breakdowns of Bryant's play this fall, Avery's swap, the growth of the linebackers, etc.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Re: SAM||
Sam Webb, during today's recruiting roundup, attributed the recent recruitment of several SAM-types to information that has not yet been made public. (I'm paraphrasing.)
That would seem to indicate that there is something attrition-related afoot, rather than a sudden identification of need.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I now look forward to||
I now look forward to Borges's presser as much as any other post during the week.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Brian has done a lot of||
Brian has done a lot of things right with this blog, but this may be my favorite. Thanks to all involved for bringing back an underrated piece of past gameday experiences.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Jebus, the content this week...||
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Hello: Ross Douglas, per||
Hello: Ross Douglas, per Bill Greene on Twitter
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Very interesting that his||
Very interesting that his Scout profile lists interest in Michigan as "high," while everyone else is at "medium." This leads me to believe that it is based upon more than just the offer status and visit schedule.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||OT Taylor Decker||
He was previously an ND verbal and now listed as an OSU commit on Scout. I wonder how this impacts Diamond's decision.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Speaking of Brandon Graham...||
Speaking of Brandon Graham, I thought this Twitter exchange from immediately after the game was very interesting:
scbr3 (Stevie Brown): @BGraham54 y couldn't Hoke come when we were still there bra
BGraham54 (Brandon Graham): @scbr3 yeah I know man I'm sick
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Best recruit since Jerod Ward in 1994.||
There are programs that recruit well but don't develop players during their time on campus. There are programs that develop players in good college players, but don't bring in the big time recruits and are eventually exposed. With Beilein and this staff, M has the chance to become one of those teams that both recruits high level players and maximizes their potential. This is BIG.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||I don't think we'd need||
I don't think he would necessarily need to see another commit for the depth chart to give him trouble. Michigan has got two of the top tackles (Manguson and Kalis, even if he projects at guard), an in-state sleeper like Braden, and -- if rumors are true -- one or two more OL coming in for this class. I think Elmer (and Diamond, for that matter) are looking for opportunities to play early.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||I guess I can understand it||
I guess I can understand it somewhat. With the OL class in 2012, he was facing stiff competition to see the field early. Tough to lose him, but I'd rather he leave the state if he isn't going blue.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||"Did I hit somebody? Did I||
"Did I hit somebody? Did I strike somebody?" is just as ridiculous a statement as "Everybody murders."
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Counter-programming to||
Counter-programming to Brian's appearance on WTKA, obviously.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Serious question for anyone||
Serious question for anyone who listens to Michigan Insider on WTKA:
At the 12:29 mark of that clip, is that frequent caller Dennis? If so, he's either a) not putting on an act when he calls in, or b) been in character for over 35 years.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Meridian Pint or RedRocks on||
Meridian Pint or RedRocks on 11th Street in Columbia Heights. It shouldn't be more than a 10 minute cab ride, and you'll get to experience a part of DC that isn't normally frequented by out-of-towers. Meridian Pint is high end bar food and great beers. RedRocks pizza is very good.
Afterwards, walk two blocks south for a beer on the patio at Wonderland Ballroom.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Now a fun one...||
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Feels good to see Michigan||
Feels good to see Michigan listed in that group. As a reminder, a quote from Sam's article a week ago:
|2 years 31 weeks ago||I have no problem with the||
I have no problem with the staff choosing Pipkins over Schutt, if that's indeed what happened. While it may be a nice confirmatory measure, I sure hope the staff doesn't recruit based upon a third party star system. Besides, the two are ranked so close that placing one over the other is likely subjective anyway. The unfortunate consequence is that Schutt could end up at Penn State or Wisconsin.
|3 years 8 weeks ago||Six Zero better get to work...||
He may need to photoshop in another 'head asplode' next to JH.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||And then he created...||
And then He created a Denard, Hart, Arnett, Watkins, and Roundtree starting lineup for the Alabama game.
And it was good.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||Slight correction...||
M-Wolverine is right that Sam stood by his gut feeling; however, Sam stated that he had not spoken to Dee yesterday or today. Sam mentioned that the Orlando Sentinel article had no impact on his gut feeling and that he would stand firm to his thoughts unless he heard it directly from Dee.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||There was a clear "break his||
There was a clear "break his leg" chant that came through the ESPNU broadcast. I'm pretty sure it occurred during Michigan's second offensive series, if someone wants to go back and look for it. Also, as mentioned, they were ecstatic when he fell back down after reaggravating the knee injury.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Also have to remember that||
Also have to remember that the remaining Big Ten teams haven't had the luxury of facing our defense yet.