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|3 weeks 2 days ago||Isaac is way up over his||
Isaac is way up over his spring numbers. Could that have been planned? (commence freakout)
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Juwann Bushell-Beatty...||
JBB has dropped another 14 lbs from his spring numbers and is now listed at 311. That's great news for him, as he may be called upon next season in his redshirt Jr. year.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Levert Hill...||
Levert Hill is the lightest player on the team at 168. That said, Jourdan Lewis came in pretty slight as well, and that's worked out okay.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I like that comparison a lot.||
I like that comparison a lot.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Chris Evans...||
Sam Webb has talked up Chris Evans as one of the freshmen to watch, but the caveat with Evans has always been that he's too slight for RB and would perhaps make a better slot-type. He's listed here at 5'11" and 200. That's two inches shorter and only 5 lbs less than Jabrill.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||This is exactly what I do,||
This is exactly what I do, and I'm pretty happy with the results every time.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Why I continue to lurk...||
"That and a cup of acid thrown at a district attorney's face gets you legendary Batman villain Two-Face, but it's better than the alternative."
That's in-season form, right there.
|30 weeks 4 hours ago||There was not a single||
There was not a single crystal ball to Michigan for Nick Eubanks when he committed. Does that count?
|30 weeks 1 day ago||How quickly we forget poor||
How quickly we forget poor Jack Miller.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||The two struck up a||
The two struck up a friendship during their time as Michigan commits, and Bredeson is from Wisconsin. While neither is telling, I'm certainly hoping the next 10 days pass as quickly as possible (and with little disturbance).
|31 weeks 5 days ago||Updated "Depth Chart by||
Updated "Depth Chart by Class" in 3...2...1...
|34 weeks 4 hours ago||Question||
Is there significance to the order that names are listed within a given box?
(Apologies if this is obvious. It's early out West.)
|51 weeks 5 days ago||So you think all Utes stay in||
So you think all Utes stay in SLC? Interesting...
|51 weeks 5 days ago||Just landed...||
Waiting to deplane in SLC as I type. There are much more overt Michigan fans on this flight than Utes. A few of the locals (including the SLC-based flight crew) are somewhat shocked by our turnout.
|52 weeks 2 hours ago||Marriott Courtyard SLC Downtown||
Just made the decision today...
Courtyard Salt Lake City Downtown using points, though I'm refreshing the Marriott page throughout the day to see if the Marriott University Park pops back up.
I haven't purchased my game ticket yet - that's this afternoon's challenge.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||I want to believe... That||
I want to believe...
That said, could be that he's just referring to the fact that - after last night's commitment of Onwenu - he now has a Michigan and a State commit on the team.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Before we go too far...||
If this is Beilein's doing, then it is an extremely positive indicator.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Per Scout...||
6. Lavert Hill
10. Demetric Vance
|1 year 33 weeks ago||I would love for this to be||
I would love for this to be shared across a wiiiiiiiiide audience. Nice read. Thanks, OP.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Coffee now (Pacific time||
Coffee now (Pacific time zone). But after 1230 PST, probably an Angry Balls (Angry Orchard cider and Fireball) or five.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||You threw me by not||
You threw me by not capitalizing your title. I wasn't ready.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||The sandbagging is getting||
The sandbagging is getting intense. We have just as much to lose, just as much to gain. The last victor gets the bragging rights; otherwise, you're just as pathetic as Ohio State bringing up football season to ease the pain.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Thanks for this discussion. I||
Thanks for this discussion. I love looking ahead, even while enjoying another March. A few randomly ordered thoughts:
-I think Mitch could be tempted to jump due to age. Even as a second rounder, he starts his NBA clock sooner, which gets him to a potential second contract sooner. If he's healthy enough for pre-draft workouts, he could even end up as the ideal candidate for a team like the Spurs late in the first.
-I disagree that we need to hit a home run with PG in 2015. PG is a luxury until the 2016 class due to the depth on the roster. To get a true blue chip point, they will likely need to see a faster path to playing time than a potential Jr. Walton/Sr. Spike depth chart. Of course, things change. Walton could make the leap in year 2. And Michigan is still recruiting Brunson, even if (according to Sam Webb) they've slowed their recruitment of other 2015 points.
-Completely agree that we need a talented big in 2015. I hope Diamond Stone has continued to watch closely after his visit last year, because there's an opportunity for quick playing time here.
-I have to think that Nik is gone. His draft stock will likely never be higher, and I don't think we can discount the impact of seeing Glenn and Mitch come back, only to have their draft stock fall. We should enjoy every one of these last 9 games ;)
|2 years 30 weeks 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.
|2 years 33 weeks 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.
|2 years 50 weeks 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.
|2 years 50 weeks 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.
|3 years 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.)
|3 years 1 week 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.
|3 years 1 week 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.