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|2 weeks 5 days ago||Get well soon Ace!||
Get well soon Ace!
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Computers||
I don't think it's accurate to say that "computers are not feeling real good about Hoke's job prospects" when one of the two computers cited says that Michigan is, so far, one of the top 20 teams in the country. I'm not saying that Michigan is, in fact, one of the top 20 teams in the country--that is almost certainly false--but half of the data laid out in the post contradicts the conclusion.
I think that the likeliest outcome is somewhere in between--being one of the top 20 teams in the country is unlikely, but 4-4 is probably also unlikely. So, in that way, I think that I pretty much agree with how the computers (in total) are actually feeling.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Well, at least the reporters know their talking points||
I honestly thought that maybe I was reading the article for the second time, given the repeats of:
-The 2,000 yard thing with the RBs
-The Glasgow "plan"
-Downfield blocking by the WRs
-Nuss being on the sideline
-Norfleet being a bigger part of the package
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Clark blitzing from LB||
I noticed that Frank Clark was lined up at LB to blitz on a couple of the earlier long runs by App State. I couldn't tell if he missed his gap or someone else did, but it seemed like lining him up there at a minimum gave away where the pressure was coming from (since it makes little sense to have Clark drop into coverage).
Aside from that, I felt pretty good about the defense. Clark brought some nice pressure, Wormley did some work, and the secondary looked great until late in the game.
|17 weeks 21 hours ago||I just wish there was an extra inning softball game||
that I could watch during the wait.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Walk-on RS Soph. Hoke||
Walk-on RS Soph. Hoke mentioned him as playing well in one of the pressers:
If Jabrill is at corner than who's your guy at nickel and what about Jeremy Clark? Looked like he was out there first.
"Jeremy Clark's really had a good fall camp, you know, really excited about his progress. Delano's [Hill] out there with a vest on for no contact and he did some of the [inaudible]. AJ Pearson, I think, has really improved. What was the first part of it?"
|17 weeks 5 days ago||I think that's just because||
I think that's just because he's listed as the starter at nickelback. I wouldn't take that listing to mean too much other than that Countess, Taylor and Lewis are the top 3 options at outside CB, which shouldn't be too surprising.
|34 weeks 4 days ago||Desperation is named Tim Priller||
It just committed to Indiana over an offer from Incarnate Word.
Desperation is not poaching two guys with offers from decent mid-majors (Dayton in Dawkins's case, VCU in MAAR's) who look like they have some potential but are not sure stars.
|35 weeks 21 hours ago||My theory is that the staff is bullish on Bielfeldt||
I think that if they think Bielfeldt can give them a passable 15-20 minutes per game, it'd explain a lot about why they're not panicking and running around screaming.
Bielfeldt obviously is too short, but when you have a guy who has a solid core and can stretch the floor a little bit, Sanderson may be able to do enough with his leaping ability and whatnot that he can play decently in stretches. This obviously is contingent on Bielfeldt's being in bad position, etc. being a result of not being a regular member of the rotation, since that is fixable.
It's not obvious to me that this will work, since...Bielfeldt will still be 6'6", but if it does, depth does not look like nearly so big of a problem.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah, this is crazy||
It doesn't seem like they get why people would want to watch games. Obviously the excitement comes in finding out what happened, and given the number of March Madness games, I assume that there must be a ton of people who are missing at least one game or another and want to watch it delayed.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||Way to stream the game after the fact?||
I'm stuck missing the game, which is obviously terrible, but I think that I'll be able to avoid finding out what happens until I make it home.
That said, is there a way to stream the game online after it happens? I'd normally go to FirstRowSports if I wasn't at a tv and the game was live, but I think that they only do live games. I guess my question is whether there is a FirstRowSports equivalent that keeps all of the day's games up, even once they're completed.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||Does his name rhyme with Slim Kettle?||
By my count, at other positions we'd either have multiple possibilities: DE-Cornell, Beckner; CB-Sheffield, Fitzpatrick; WR-Campbell, Kirk (though neither of those makes a ton of sense); we'd have no possibilities--OL, S, TE; or the only possibility seems unlikely to be a surprise visitor at this particular point: QB-Gibson (since Michigan just started recruiting him), RB-Harris (since there's no real reason he'd need to be a suprise visitor), or LB-Holland (since there's not much smoke there except for a couple of tweets).
Unless, of course, it's someone committed elsewhere or you weren't being quite that specific when talking about it being a giveaway, in which case I have just spent several minutes constructing a bridge to nowhere, which, admittedly, I deserve for going on such a pointless quest.
|43 weeks 1 day ago||For this reason, I think we||
For this reason, I think we have a strong rooting interest for Nebraska in their game vs. Northwestern. It obviously has no bearing on the conference race, but if Nebraska can hang on and make the top 50, that's a big boost for the tourney.
|48 weeks 2 days ago||Definitely Minnesota||
Both because it helps in the Big Ten race and because the selection committee looks at teams' records against RPI Top 50 teams. Wisconsin will finish in the Top 50 for sure (they're #4 right now), whereas Minnesota is #35 and could easily drop; obviously it helps if they stay in the Top 50 and Michigan gets credited with a road win versus a Top 50 team for that win.
|50 weeks 2 days ago||Just to be clear||
I don't even have a Twitter account. I just did a search for "Ricky Town" to see if the experts had immediate reactions on how this might impact him, so this came up.
I agree totally with your point.
|50 weeks 2 days ago||Tyree Kinnel's already doing work||
Anybody got Ricky Town number ?
|51 weeks 5 days ago||Not clear how much solid info there actually is||
Obviously this is worrisome, but if you look at Wiltfong's full article, this is the only McDowell quote:
"I like the players a lot," McDowell said. "I like the school. I feel comfortable. I like Michigan State a lot."
The 6-foot-7, 290-pound McDowell himself would not say that Michigan State is his leader.
That's not good, but that's about what you'd expect a recruit to say about any school he's considering. I'm nervous, too, especially considering the way that things have been going, but there's a long way to go.
|1 year 6 days ago||Moe Ways||
Hey Brandon, is there anything to this Moe Ways tweet on not enrolling early? My guess (and hope) is that he's just showing that he's going to be putting his work in at home, which is great, since he seems to have star potential. Just wanted to make sure there's not some other context I'm missing.
Not enrolling early. So, I'm gonna use these 6 months to get RIGHT! Cause come June imma be a different and better player
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Though he played less defense than Amare Stoudemire does||
So maybe that's why Brian was confused.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Matthew Burrell had a great time||
The 2015 OL who came up with Hand and Settle. He's been tweeting great things all the last day, such as:
Michigan is awesome!
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Tommy Rees's arm is less||
Tommy Rees's arm is less accurate than
(strikethrough) Gunner Kiel's commitment
(strikethrough) Everett Golson's term paper
Lennay Kekua's death certificate
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Rosen is indeed Jewish||
Challah at ya boy.
This season, sophomore Josh Rosen has taken over as the starting quarterback at Bellflower St. John Bosco, and his center, Elijah Zabludoff, is also Jewish.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||That's a typo||
You probably thought I was going to make a joke here, but his name is actually Rakeem Christmas: http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/player/_/id/56996/rakeem-chri.... Make of that what you will.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||K.J. Williams is also visiting this weekend||
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Flagrant Call||
The thing that was weird about the flagrant non-call at the end was that they spent so much time reviewing it. Craft hit Robinson very hard straight across the face, as was evident by the replay. You could see clearly from the live action that Craft also wanted to swing at the ball, so the replay revealed that the play was as flagrant as it could have been (given what would've already been obvious from the live action).
Given that, what was the point of reviewing, or at least for that much time? If they weren't going to call a flagrant, fine, I don't object--I can see not wanting to make it a two possession game as the result of a play like that. But they could've either not reviewed it at all, or spent a couple seconds and decided, "Yeah, we're obviously not going to call a flagrant in this situation," and moved on with the game.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||247 and Rivals have Smythe listed as visiting on 1/25||
It may be outdated (or simply wrong), but 247 and Rivals both have him listed as coming the weekend after next. I'm not a subscriber to any of the sites, so I have no idea if there's any inside info that might explain it.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Michigan is also in Jamil Kamara's top 6||
Per Sam Webb: https://twitter.com/SamWebb77/status/288821453791571968.
2014 WR from Virginia who doesn't actually hold an offer yet, but holds double digit offers, including from Miami (YTM), Virginia Tech and others.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||It seems like the refs made up that distinction||
to avoid having that stupid rule overturn the outcome of two games. No mention of the review had been made on the field, so the only way we know that the review was ongoing was that the ref announced that the replay officials said that they were reviewing it. It is hard to imagine to say the least that a rule depends on a ref's claim about what's going on inside the replay official's head.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||I agree with chitownblue2||
There is a pretty limited group of people who are being jerks about Dawson and, to some degree, Conley (about the possibility that he'll decommit). It is true that those people are unequivocally wrong in doing so.
But the bulk of people are not being jerks to Dawson, and the people who are are unlikely to stop as the result of numerous lectures in the Recruiting Updates, which makes me think little is being added. It seems like it'd be more effective to send the people who are being jerks to Bolivia or to give them the banhammer, since it'd be better targeted and would likely be more successful at dissuading people from being jerks.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||I actually think Florida is the overrated SEC team||
LSU was clearly wildly overrated based on preseason expectations, so I wasn't too impressed by Florida's win yesterday, and Florida had already struggled against A&M, Tennessee and Bowling Green.
Meanwhile, Notre Dame pasted MSU, Miami and Navy, and beat Michigan and Purdue, while WVU clearly has the best offense in the country. I'd put both Notre Dame and WVU over Florida based on what they've shown so far.