"He makes it really easy on you as a coach because he has tremendous football instincts," Michigan tight ends coach Jay Harbaugh said. "Things come really naturally to him. He doesn't have to see things too many times. He has a good sense for how things should look and feel, and he's a tough, physical guy."
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|2 years 38 weeks ago||It was painful to watch. Most||
It was painful to watch. Most of the team just sat back and expected good things to happen. There wasn't much work out there; it looked like only a few players were trying, and most of those players weren't the ones with As on their chests.
I could see that Merrill was trying at the beginning of the game, but by the end, it seemed like he was exhausted. I imagine he was, since he couldn't do much with the brace on, and he's only had it off for a few weeks. There's a huge difference between what one can do in a no-contact not really practice situation and getting thrown into a game and being expected to play half of it. Every time he came off the ice, he looked wiped out.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||It's official||
for the rest of the season.
Posted on the CBJ website: http://bluejackets.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=624854
|3 years 38 weeks ago||my personal favorite tweet||
@ASinelli17 There's a kid named Jonny on our team? #stevethepirate?
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Thanks!||
Can you add the US NDTP game on Oct. 3 please?
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Newphew||
Just want to point out that the "Brabbs baby" is actually his nephew. The newphew does have the middle name of Phillip, though.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||Dad and sports||
Dad and sports go hand in hand with me. I'm glad you did get to go to at least one game with your dad.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Ashley's||
I plan on having something on tap at Ashley's tonight. Probably 2 or 3 or maybe even 4. In my mug. It's been one of those weeks.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Update on Max's condition||
The Habs say he has a severe concussion and a non-displaced fracture of the C4 vertebrae and will remain hospitalized.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||No non-Big Ten schools||
There is a rule in the Big Ten that if you join for one sport, you join for them all.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||As much as I would love it....||
...it just won't work right now. The Big Ten schools know that they need to grow the sport or at least keep it at the level it's at. If they were to split off and form their own conference in hockey right now, too many of the smaller teams wouldn't survive. Some of these teams are still fighting to survive. Hockey is an expensive sport.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||Make sure your family knows||
You need to also make sure your family is aware of your wishes on this. Your family can still decide not to donate your organs, even if you are registered and have it on your driver's license.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||On Fire||
Both Merrill and Brown have been playing great at the WJC. Brown has been playing kind of "meh" this year, so I hope he comes back all fired up and kicked some butt.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||Michigan Man||
Remember, Merrill committed to Michigan when he was 14 years old. This is the only place he wanted to play. I have a feeling he'll be around for a few years if not all four.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Hunwick||
Part of why Hunwick has not had the best numbers this season is that the team has not played well in front of him. We'll be seeing a lot more of him with Hogan out for 4-8 weeks with that groin injury.
Hopefully, the team is also through with their terrible Friday play, too.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Moving||
Johnson was moving his hands a little bit on the cart. Wow, that was a pretty scary hit.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Favre signs||
I'm thinking about going and bringing some fun signs:
Brett Favre knows how to use a cell phone
No one cares about Brett Favre
Brett Favre takes pictures of his own penis (although this one would get me kicked out, I'm sure.)
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Wonderful Day||
I had an absolutely wonderful day. The weather was about as perfect as you could ask for. We had a nice tailgate with friends before our walk across the empty golf course. (It's kinda creepy when it's empty....especially in the dark.) We were a little later getting to the game than we wanted (gosh it gets crowded over on the side) so we missed the teams coming out but we saw the B-2. The game was a lot of fun. We had students who knew the hockey cheers and dances right by us, which was great. Even the people who aren't hockey die-hards did pick up the cheers. The "Goal count Ready" video was a little weird, but it did work. Just now watching the replay on Big Ten, and you can REALLY hear the croud giving it to Palmisano. The fireworks were fun with most people around us singing and dancing along. (Brian was sitting 2 rows in front of us, but he left before the fireworks and missed out on the good show.) As I said earlier, the walk back across the empty golf course was a little creepy, but the post game tailgate was fun and more than made up for it.
To another Michigan victory! Go Blue!!!
|4 years 42 weeks ago||every 4||
Brandon said in his post game presser maybe every 4 years....
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Most likely||
Palmisano will be in goal for State....
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Personally, I'm a fan of the||
Personally, I'm a fan of the toque.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||I have been so impressed with||
I have been so impressed with Scooter Vaughan this year. He really didn't want to be a healthy scratch all the time again.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||practice||
I think it's practice. They practiced Monday from about 3:15-4:15. Yesterday they were out about the same time, too, doing drills and then it looked like they were playing a game, and then more drills.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Lake hockey||
We played on the lake. I remember one year we lost quite a few pucks because we had no snow to keep the pucks on our rink and they'd go through where the ice edge was (river runs through the lake) and Dad was our hero. He put on his waders (in FEBRUARY) and went out and rescued pucks from the edge where they'd all fallen in. He found 12 of the missing 17 pucks.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Seat for the Cold War weren't||
Seat for the Cold War weren't that bad (just inside the blue line) but my seats at Camp Randall could hardly have been worse. At least I was there and didn't freeze too badly. I'm just so excited for Saturday, nevermind that my seats are probably too low and right on the goal line, so I won't see well. Outdoor hockey is a blast, and that's what matters.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||surprising||
It was surprising that the ref didn't blow the whistle. This all happened right in front of us, and all the fans knew where the puck was. We didn't realize at first that none of the players had any clue on puck location except for Chad. It was crazy and beautiful.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Jon Merrill||
You have to give Jon Merrill a little more time before expecting him to be a huge physical presence. He's not quite a Jack Johnson, and he's only 18 years old. I'm surprised he weighs over 200 lbs. He looks a lot thinner than that to me.
|4 years 44 weeks ago||how do I get some of that?||
I do wish I had some of that "Magic Spray" if it actually worked. Like when I stub my toe really hard after I've had too many beers because I'm trying to drown my why-can't-I-watch-Michigan-win-any-sport-I-follow-this-weekend misery...... (That kegerator while great in some aspects does have some flaws....like now I can drink way too much beer way too easily.)
|4 years 44 weeks ago||Also as important||
Before you sign up, be aware that donating bone marrow, while a much better process than it was even 10 years ago, is not a painless process. If you sign up, and are found to be a match, Be The Match and Do The Job! I read a heartwrenching article a couple of weeks ago about a woman needing a donation. Four matches were found. All four declined to donate. The woman died.
|4 years 44 weeks ago||Penalties||
Penalties really killed us. I think Wisconsin was 3-6 on the Power Play....
|4 years 44 weeks ago||I'm glad there wasn't a||
I'm glad there wasn't a shootout. I'm just not a fan.