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|3 weeks 2 days ago||True, MSU and Wisky don't||
True, MSU and Wisky don't recruit like OSU/Michigan, but by redshirting almost everybody they have the advantage of playing their 21/22/23 year-old high-level 3-stars against the 18-22 year old 4/5 stars the Michigan/OSU-level teams play with.
We (regular MGoBlog readers) have all seen the aggregate winning percentages of teams that recruit the 4 starts versus the teams that recruit 2/3 stars. It would be fascinating to see a study that compares the aggregate winning percentages of the MSU/Wisconsin/TCU-type teams that RS everybody and can play their high 3 stars with 3-5 years of experience in their system against the Michigan/USC/Florida teams recruit at a high level but infrequently RS their high-level recruits.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||I agree. Especially if he||
I agree. Especially if he has to take a redshirt year, that puts him a year behind Green and Smith and only 1 year ahead of Harris/Weber. Then for 2016, hopefully recruiting is in a better place and Hoke/company snags a top-flight RB--maybe not of Harris's caliber but certainly on Weber's level.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||This sucks. And I can't even||
This sucks. And I can't even drink b/c of my FSA exam in 5 days.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||And this season will be one||
And this season will be one year ago next year.
The programs are about equivalent at this point--which (!!!!!) is unbelievable when I think about how sweet it was to see Michigan competitive w/ Oklahoma in a 2nd round game just 5-6 years ago.
And I can see it from Florida's perspective, given this site's analysis of all potential grad transfers available. Horford seems about as good an option as any out there.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||It took me 15-20 seconds to||
It took me 15-20 seconds to get this. Not sure if it's a sign of maturity or a sign of idiocy...
|21 weeks 5 days ago||I was thinking the same thing||
I was thinking the same thing listening to Verne and Bill, but then Barkley said the same thing on the post-game. The kid must just have the kind of Tebow-like personality that makes grown men love the guy,
|21 weeks 5 days ago||I'm sure Craft is a good guy,||
I'm sure Craft is a good guy, but there are a lot of other players who represent themselves in an honorable way. Most of these guys don't go to Ohio State. Let's appreciate them first.
In other news. HAHA!!!!
EDIT: I'll neg myself for missing the obvious.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||2015... 5*... Position||
2015... 5*... Position would be a giveaway... Wants to keep visit under the radar...
Yeah I think I've got a pretty good guess who it might be. And if it is him, an "under the radar" visit might be the best thing for both Michigan and the recruit, given all the drama the recruitment has already generated.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Not happening. Only argument||
Not happening. Only argument for UM getting a #1 seed ahead of the Kansas/Villanova/Wisconsin/Virginia despite 2-4 more losses is the volume of games and wins against RPI top 50. The problem is--if you sustain that argument, then Kansas has an even better case than UM (19! games against RPI Top 50--which sucks as a ranking tool but still, that's impressive).
Even a #3 seed would be the highest seeding of the Beilein era. With any 2/3 seeding, I like UM's chances to get to the Elite Eight. Pretty amazing from this team. Who saw that coming after the non-conference season?
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Kearse was a beast in high||
Kearse was a beast in high school. When I saw George Campbell play, Kearse is the guy Campbell most reminded me of, except that Kearse was about 20 lbs bigger. There's a reason his nickname was "The Freak."
|30 weeks 6 days ago||Re: Mack's level of||
Re: Mack's level of competition. They don't play any of the really big boys in the Tampa-St Pete/Sarasota area (Sarasota RIverview, H.B. Plant, Seffner Armwood, East Lake, etc.) but the level of competition Booker does play should be about as good as any high school football played in MIchigan. It's not like he's playing 8-man football in Kansas.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||Maybe there really is||
Maybe there really is something to this 2013/2014 thing... Excluing, you know, that whole Final Four run.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||I think McCarron's current||
I think McCarron's current girlfriend already has a date lined up with J.F. Football
|32 weeks 4 days ago||In before the delete...||
In before the delete...
|32 weeks 6 days ago||What's illegal about Muscle||
What's illegal about Muscle Pharm Assault? I know of other pre-workouts that contain Fenugreek, but I didn't think there was anything remotely PED-like in Assault.
|33 weeks 13 hours ago||Good riddance 2013, hello||
Good riddance 2013, hello 2014!!!
|33 weeks 16 hours ago||Stop--no. But improved||
Stop--no. But improved flexibility and core strength will greatly reduce those type of injuries over the long run, as well as improve performance.
|33 weeks 16 hours ago||Judging the success of||
Judging the success of college football based on win/loss record is dumb? How can the relative success or failure of any team be judged excluding wins and losses?
The "other programs cheat" out is a cheap excuse. Yes, a few of the programs at the very top are likely breaking more than their fair share of NCAA rules. However, there are also programs out there without the resources and history of Michigan that are more successful than UM right now. Stanford, Michigan St., Georiga, and Texas, to name four, have all had better 3-5 year runs of sustained success. All four programs, to the best of anyone's knowledge, are run cleanly. 3 of those 4 (TX obviously excluded) do not have the resources or tradition of UM.
For some reason, mediocrity has become acceptable for Michigan. And yes, maybe some people do care too much about college football, but without many of those people spending a significant amount of their time and/or income on the sport, the foootball revenues currently used to support many other athletic and academic programs wouldn't exist. A prominent college football program is clearly a net benefit for the university, and the more successful the program, the larger the benefit.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||This is understandable. The||
This is understandable. The refrain repeated often is that this is a talented team built to win now. Why would the GM get fired if he's assembled that level of talent?
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Trent Richardson was not||
Trent Richardson was not their best player by a long shot. That was a great for the Browns. However, on everything else, I agree. 11 months isn't enough time for a coach to turn around a franchise that is as devoid of talent (offensively) as the Browns.
|33 weeks 2 days ago||If Al gets fired, his last||
If Al gets fired, his last playcall at Michigan will be a successful 2-pt conversion. This just upsets me;
|33 weeks 2 days ago||App State went 4-8 this year||
App State went 4-8 this year in the FCS--not the same outfit that was winning national championships 5-7 years ago. If Michigan does lose that game, a 3-9 type of season becomes realistic. But, that likely is not happening.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||I would love to see the D||
I would love to see the D step up and absolutely stone K State and let Shane win a 20-10 type of game
|33 weeks 5 days ago||How are the Lions not a good||
How are the Lions not a good NFL opening? They already have a "franchise"-level QB, 1 of the top 2-3 WRs of all time still in his prime, and a near-elite front 7 defense.
I would love to see BOB, but if not anyone else with a good history of QB development would be fine. Any competent coach would have the Lions regularly competing for playoff spots with the level of talent they have on the field. And given the great job Mayhew and his staff have done assembling a talented roster (think about that for a moment, compared to the state of the roster 4-5 years ago), I trust that he'll pick someone that can take the Lions to the next level.
|35 weeks 12 min ago||I actually clicked on this||
I actually clicked on this link to check a high school junior's twitter background. Might be time for me to forget about recruiting for awhile and just get pumped for the bowl game against K State. Yes, I'm judging myself.
|35 weeks 15 min ago||Yes, because potential||
Yes, because potential recruits--high-level recruits particularly--care a lot more about what some random "fans" say on 1 of 10 websites than they do about the actual play-calling on the field.
If I was Campbell or any other 5-star recruit with a legit chance to go in the first round of the NFL draft, the offensive play-calling and success of the program absolutely matters. It matters to him for the same reason that college rankings matter to us. The higher ranked the school/program, the better chance there is that the first job offer out of school will be a sought-after, lucrative offer.
Hoke can do whatever he wants with his coordinators while he's the coach; it's his program. But I really hope he starts to take notice that the play on the field is having an impact on his recruiting successes. In Year 4, he can't sell "Come be part of the renaissance of Michigan football." If it's not happening by Y4, there's a chance it never happens under Hoke.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||Vegas has Michigan as a 2.5||
Vegas has Michigan as a 2.5 favorite. West Coast team playing at 9am Central? I predict Michigan up 10-12 at halftime, AZ rallies late, but M pulls out the win. 71-68.
|37 weeks 3 days ago||No. Michigan will never win||
No. Michigan will never win the B1G losing two winnable games a season b/c of the OC.
|37 weeks 3 days ago||I think this is the best||
I think this is the best comment you have ever made. +100 cocktails for you, sir.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||How does a missed FG||
How does a missed FG influence the number of yards gained by either team? How do turnovers enable a team to gain more yards? If you are going to always be negative, at least know what you are talking about.