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|1 week 6 days ago||I have debated this||
With friends the last few months. I figured you couldn't bench a player with a Legends jersey right? That's the kind of PR that DB would lose sleep over. But will a new offense even the playing field? Devin knows just as much about this offense as Speight and Morris, which takes away his biggest advantage over the other two. Then it seems to be a question of talent and decision-making. We all had moments last season where Devin would cycle around in the pocket and the we would yell at the screen "stop f---ing doing that!" If someone else is more willing to throw the ball away and take fewer risks, will they have an advantage? Not guessing, just curious, think Russell Wilson. All that being said, my original point stands, I couldn't see having the reincarnated Tom Harmon jersey wearer not starting.
|1 week 6 days ago||As something purely hypothetical,||
I think they are fun, I don't understand why everyone has to be so negative. If they are worn on Saturdays, then fuss, but can't everyone just be less serious?
|1 week 6 days ago||True...but||
If this were SEC football, then the narrative would be how competitive it is.
|3 weeks 23 hours ago||It happens all the time and it's not a big deal||
There aren't coaches or playing situations where you live that you wouldn't prefer for your child? You aren't prioritizing athletics over education unless the education at the new school is worse. An equal education, a familiar coach, and a better possibility at a free college education? The choice seems obvious
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I've started on Shameless||
I've started on Shameless which has been good through 2 seasons.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I've had this conversation||
A number of times, being around Dashawn, Tim Settle, and Matt Burrell. I would have michigan on the list being a fan, but the rest of the list would be the usual suspects. It also depends on my position as well and the depth chart. I'd be a wr/cb so I'd consider fsu, Bama, lsu for cb and Michigan, fsu, USC, Clemson, and Oklahoma
|9 weeks 5 hours ago||I don't get||
Why anyone is complaining about his salary. It's not like anyone here is paying it. Nothing you buy is going to his salary anyways. I'd be happy if UM paid top dollar for all of it's coaches as long as they win and maintain a good reputation.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Yes he does. When I visited||
Yes he does. When I visited with Hand, Wellman talked about it. Not because of upper body though. His legs are powerful and it takes too long to change the plates for his reps when he lifts with the wrs. So he lifts with the OL
|12 weeks 6 days ago||I agree with that||
I tend to root for prominent Michigan players, Raiders and Packers because of Woodson, Dolphins with Henne, watching the Jags because of Denard. I don't have a favorite NFL team however, so I tend to just not root for individual players. It does make me smile though when I keep hearing Gholston referred to as a bust.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Umm..||
He stopped talking to everyone at a certain point. Or you had some insight that no one else had, seeing as all of the people closest to him thought he was Michigan
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Yes...||
That's an inaccurate assumption
|17 weeks 3 days ago||That means more||
To you than it does a talented high school athlete, otherwise...by your logic, no one would choose any other school over Bama.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Right and a||
Stand up DE in a 3-4 is essentially an OLB, meaning coverage responsibility. He's talented enough, but he's a pass rush specialist, who's never lost a 1 on 1 in a camp, even as a soph vs BCS level OL prospects. It's still a position switch.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Important to note||
No one has talked about the defense that Alabama plays with regard to defensive ends and how that could affect Hand's recruitment.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||at first||
I thought this was about Borges offensive strategy vs MSU.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Umm||
Free market would probably look at how replaceable you are as well as how much revenue you generate. Michigan football generates money, not the players individually. Can you name 10 USC football players? How about Texas? If people who aren't fans don't know them, then they don't generate real revenue.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||The flaw in this||
Is that you feel like there is a "market" value for these players. In many cases, their true market value is less than what they are getting in tuition, room, and board. What's the value of a Richard Ash? More than $85k a year? Not likely. If you base it off of jersey sales, then there are only 4 or 5 players with any value. Ask yourself this...which players have made you MORE of a Michigan fan? Who's jersey did you have to have that you wouldn't have purchased anyways? Do you check mgo more because of Devin? Do you go to more games when Jake Ryan is back? No..they have no real Value because college fans support regardless of who's on the team and who isn't.
|28 weeks 5 hours ago||Burrell||
And dad are coming up with us (Hand & Settle)next weekend
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Stupid athletic director||
Trying maximize revenue
|28 weeks 3 days ago||Jeremy Clark||
Is 305 lbs? Playing db? I'm impressed...sounds like some fun I used to have on Madden creating players
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Great info||
Thanks a lot
|28 weeks 5 days ago||Coach Harris||
And I have been close friends for a number of years
|29 weeks 5 hours ago||32, Born in Detroit, left at||
32, Born in Detroit, left at age 5, live in DC metro area no kids, single black male, HR degree from U of Richmond. Youngest uncle was a big sports fan, started rooting for UM to be like him.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||Yes!||
Couldn't remember his first name
|29 weeks 6 days ago||Me either....||
I changed it to ND, just in case that game happens too!
|31 weeks 12 hours ago||I actually have had||
similar sentiments. This year the inexperience is on the inside, next year, the same things will be said about breaking in new guys on the outside. Wouldn't 2015 figure to be THE year? I guess then the question mark will be a first time stater, Jr QB Morris and whether or not he can "handle" being the guy.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||True, but||
GT and Clemson...both are with a 6/7 hour drive to the 757 area(Michigan is about 12) and Chicago didn't come out of his pocket. Insulting or not, it's the case for a lot of kids. As an apparent UVA fan, I understand you taking offense to this, but it's not about the school, it's about locale. Look at how often Ferns, Morris, Harris et al are on campus. Guys that are further away? Peppers? Hand? Once each. Speight goes to private school and his family is doing well. There is a reason most kids don't leave their areas. It is financially feasible to visit early and often. I've lived in VA for 26 years so I'm a little familiar with the state. Maybe you follow recruiting or are a coach, so I don't discount your info.
Just about everyone I hang out with coaches high school ball in VA. So I have heard different stories than you have. Brown has never been a fan of the process, combined with the desire to end it early, so his UVA commit was no surprise to anyone. He never cared for any of it, and neither did his dad once the coaches were allowed to call the house. Once again, I will give you the disclaimer: This is meaning no offense to your school, it's just how the chips fell. Even being a UVA fan, with all the hype about London going around, you know AB can go anywhere, yet he chooses to go to a school with a head coach (who I personally think is fantastic for the program) but is likely to get fired sometime during Brown's UVA career, and is a solid 2nd in the state. I think the entire state would do well to have both programs be good, because there is an immense amount of talent, and the level of high school coaching is improving.
And as of right now, Settle is coming with Da'Shawn (and possibly a 2015 OL) to the UTL II game...per the guy driving.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||His interest||
In state schools is due to his lack of opportunity to get to other schools. It's very expensive to take unofficials. A weekend in Michigan was well over $1K. That's driving, renting a car, hotel, food, gas etc. Unless you have a coach who's willing to take his personal time or a parent with free time and money...and the ability to take time off of work, then your opportunities are limited to where you can get to and back home in a day. Andrew Brown falls under that group too, committed to UVA and didn't visit any other of the big schools recruiting him. Settle went to Ohio with Hand for a camp, but hasn't seen any other major programs.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||Lmao||
|33 weeks 1 day ago||He's great...||
On my visit to Ann Arbor we got to hang out a bit, and he swung through the Northern Va area to see D. Hand a couple months ago, and I met up with him and John Harris and grabbed a bite to eat. I won't discuss the topics, but he was very candid and open, seeing as we are all the same age and just hanging out. He loves the program, he loves the kids, he loves the coaching staff. He's a fantastic guy and just another one of the guys on the staff that you wouldn't want replaced by anyone