it's a major award
- Member for
- 5 years 32 weeks
- Trash ~80% of high school recruits. It's a pretty safe bet that about this percentage will never become more than mediocre, role players or backups. Speak from a position of total authority because hey, you watched 3 minutes of youtube highlights and that's pretty much all you need to see.
- When a few of the 80% of the players you trashed become big time players be sure to loudly admit your mistake and how you are pleasantly surprised and happy to be wrong. (wow, he's so objective and even the experts miss a few!)
- Inexplicably pump up a few low-rated players here and there to show that you really evaluate these guys (e.g., Cox). In the face of all evidence to the contrary (player never sees the field, practice reports that player cannot grasp playbook or has a bad attitude) maintain that you are smarter than the coaches.
- When you finally get one right about an unlikely contributor that breaks out (e.g., Minor), be sure to bring it up any every available opportunity for the next several years. Do not mention the reasons that the person was not initially a big contributor (better guys graduating, injuries, playing poorly in practice, fumbling, etc.).
- You don't think THJ would have developed better slashing skills learning from Manny?
- You don't think having Manny out there over Stu is an upgrade?
- You don't think having another person with decent ball-handling skills and excellent quickness would help the team?
- You don't think having another person as a threat to drive and get to the rim helps the team?
- You don't think Manny's quickness and length would have been great in zone defense?
- Are you forgetting Manny's ability to hit clutch 3s?
- Did you forget his drive and dish skills?
- How about his ability to draw fouls and cash in at the line?
- Do you really think it would have been detrimental to have a, you know, senior on our basketball team? I understand that he wasn't an outspoken leader but his senior presence would not have been a problem for the team.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Yes, I'm sure||
people would be very calm and supportive if RR managed to cause Michigan to lose Denard to a transfer to Illinois or something after RR's departure. This is beyond delusional.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Just because they did fine||
in the pro style offense doesn't mean that they could have done much better elsewhere. In 2010 Denard did historic things that no one had ever done before in the history of CFB. Presumably, he could have done the same or better in a similar system in subsequent years.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||The logic still holds||
People would have been equally pissed if it came out that RR told current spreadlike commits or near commits to drop M and go elsewhere in the Big Ten...they would not be praising his straightforward helpful nature as many are doing with Carr here.
Also, didn't Carr allegedy offer to help current players transfer when RR was announced? Not too sure people would have been happy about RR doing the same.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||I wonder||
if everyone praising Carr's advice would have the same conclusion if it came out that RR lobbied Denard, Molk, Gallon, Smith, Dileo and others ill-suited for the new offense to transfer to another team in the league that runs a spread?
I realize we are talking about starters vs. a backup but the logic still holds - you could make a strong case that these players' talents would be put to better use at another school. My opinion is that Carr should not have been involved in the decisionmaking process and should have referred all questions to the new coach.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||So,||
any particular reason why I lost something like 600 points last night? I don't see a points chart anymore so just curious...
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Let's be honest here||
If GERG lined up Mike Martin in a rush LB position this website would be getting Bad Gateway errors from the amount of people logging in to freak out.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Wait, what?||
M v SDSU is considered a top non-conference game? Is the non-conference schedule for the rest of cfb THAT bad? I mean, Michigan is basically playing a MAC game - I get that it's somewhat interesting due to storylines but I would hope this wouldn't make a top 100 list of cfb games to look out for on a national level. M v ND will be much much more important and interesting.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||Agree generally, but||
take a look at last year's early list of visitors: http://mgoblog.com/diaries/spring-game-visitor-list
Lot of local kids but a lot of not local kids too. Pasted list below, non-Midwest bolded:
WR DeAnthony Arnett
OH LB Percy Johnson
PA DE Deion Barnes - 6-foot-5 and 225 pounds. Same school as current wolverine Je'Ron Stokes, and his brother Malik Stokes.
NJ LB Andre Hodge - Top Prospects
Other Top Prospects Family - Ronald Butler, Tyron Stevens, Lamar McKnight
IN OL Tony Springmann
NC LB Kris Frost - No. His family waited too long to buy tickets, so they were too expensive when they went to buy them. He's NOT going to Auburn's spring game over Michigan's, he's going to Auburn's because it's only 6 hours away. He figures he might as well go somewhere, if he can't make it to Michigan. They are trying to find another time to make it up.
AR QB Kiehl Frazier (2011) - No for the spring game. I spoke with his father, though, and they're really excited about Michigan. He said they DEFINITELY plan on making a trip to Ann Arbor. They really like Coach Smith, and are excited to see Michigan.
NJ WR Damiere Byrd - Track Meets
MI RB Justice Hayes is going to try to make it. Not positive yet.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||It's sad that we seem||
to exclusively recruit from the midwest now. Don't get me wrong-there's plenty of talent here-but everyone on this list is midwest except for one NJ guy. I hate not seeing a single Texas, California, Florida or southern state kid represented.
I'm sure someone will come up with some defensive comment here. I'm sure we haven't stopped recruiting elsewhere entirely, but I'm not seing too much interest coming back our way so far.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||This shit reads like a horoscope||
Just make generalized comments about every possibility and they are bound to be right about some stuff. Those that want to believe these illiterate folks will point to the things he got "right" while skeptics will continue to point out the spring hype that turns out to be dead wrong.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||I seriously doubt||
the NCAA has the power (or enforcement mechanism, if they somehow possess the power) to regulate which subscription services coaches wish to buy on their personal computers with their own money. Coaches will simply subscribe on their own and not through the university.
I don't see how this changes anything.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||Oh noes||
How can Hoke and Mattison POSSIBLY afford 9.95/mo on their paltry salaries? I can see the first amendment to their employment agreements involving drawn out negotiations on this issue.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||Does this mean||
Hoke is going to create an MGoBlog screenname and start asking for paywalled information?
I will be suspicious of any future "Any Updates on Zeke Pike?" threads.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||and this is why||
Twitter is stupid.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||daaaaaang||
the sizes DO run small
|3 years 31 weeks ago||I'll go optimistic and assume||
his comments reference an impending commit from Max Bielfeldt.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||Disagree||
Why even have practices then? "Player X, you've put in the most effort, know the playbook and consistently perform the best in practice. That's why we're going to play Player Y over you." What kind of message does this send?
Player Y shouldn't see the field until the players in front of him that earned the spot in practice fail to show up in games. Think Demens overtaking Ezeh - it was clear we needed to try something else.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||Hoke's comments fill me with dread||
(not the good kind) and I can't shake it. It's one thing to prefer a scheme over the other, but you must respect all schemes...especially those that have the propensity to win national championships left and right.
This, taken together with the "basketball on grass" comment re: zone blocking do not fill me with confidence. Any fucking scheme can work with the right personnel and coaching - yes, even the 3-3-5 in the BIG MEATY BIG TEN.
I wonder how he'll react to the "gimmicky spread offense" the first time we get positively shredded by a team running that scheme. It's bound to happen. I'm finding comparisons to Bielema here that I don't even want to think about.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||First time meeting Magnus?||
This is his schtick:
|3 years 31 weeks ago||My goodness,||
I am SHOCKED to find out that recruits might question the longevity of the current staff! I mean, where on Earth would they get the idea that Michigan is the type of school that would fire a coach so quickly? Especially defensive coordinators - it's clear that defensive coordinators come to Michigan knowing that they are here for the long haul.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Pretty funny||
coming from someone making such an impossible leap of logic. No one really cares when he said the quotes; the quotes do not mean a damn thing regarding his early entry into the NBA.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||And why couldn't these||
quotes be used to justify a theory that the references to future success, trying hard and dealing with difficulty deal point to his impending entry into the NBA?
Let's try this - read the quotes from Morris that say he is coming back. Until you see something definitive that suggests otherwise, there's no need to speculate. We have word from the man himself.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||You guys are nuts||
Having Manny back would have made this great team even better. Everyone appears to want to ignore everything Manny was good at and instead focus on his "attitude issues" for which there is little evidence to support.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Worst defensive and||
rebounding performance of the season? I've watched every game this season and this one is pretty close. I guess our D against Purdue was worse but man...we look so so so terrible.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||We look like we did||
in our losing drought. Just terrible. I thought we had finally gotten over that thing where we decide to not show up whatsoever for 10 minute stretches.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||well, I hope we win the play-in game||
Because we look like shit.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Thanks all||
|3 years 33 weeks ago||I don't have access||
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Might as well start this one early...||
Any streams going out there yet? Since it's on ESPN I'm assuming there has to be SOMETHING out there streaming the game.
Like most people, I'm at work and do not have access to ESPN360 by the way.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Yeah||
I was laughing so hard I had to close my office door when I read this OP.
I'm sorry, but if BILL CUNNINGHAM is your last bastion of hope to inject some reasoned analysis into this investigation then OSU is hopelessly, irretrievably screwed. The thought of this - I just can't stop laughing.