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|7 weeks 4 days ago||Adjusting game plan||
When the power game failed against both akron and uconn (and we nearly lost both games) it should have been evident change was needed. There was no reason to think it would work against PSU. btw, our young o line is still young next year as we lose our two best and most experienced blockers. Don't look for power to work until at least 2015.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||coaching change||
The job of the staff is to put the players in a postion to win, rather than not to lose. Unfortunately our current staff is not doing this which is why we suffer these gut crushing losses. This is becoming a Michigan tradition that goes back at least to Lloyd and possibly to Bo himself.
Being stubborn is not a strategy, at least not a strategy for success. If what you are doing isn't working, CHANGE IT. This shouldn't be a foreign concept. This failure to adapt has cost us many close games since I was a freshman in 1971, especially in bowl games and against major rivals.
I'm not suggesting we convert to a spread with the read-option being our staple play but throwing short passes and the occasional deep ball in order to set up the run would seem to be a rational strategy given our deficiencies on the offensive line. Splitting four receivers out will prevent teams from loading up in the box. That is what Tressel did in 2006 with excellent results. This year, Northwestern and Indiana (fer godssake) have more dynamic offenses than we do and Sparty seems to have found an offense as well. Last nights' game and last years OSU game and too many others to list have been lost partially because of our approach to the game. Something has to change-either our strategy or our staff- if Michigan is to be a consistent winner.. I am willing to give them time to develop their own recruits but the results should be very obvious and very soon.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||toning it down||
I've had this conversation with my adult sons over the past few years and we all agree with the idea behind this post. i attended u-m from 71-78 and have remained a devoted fan since that time. i find myself feeling worse about losses as i get older and not deriving as much pleasure from the wins. (akron and ucon were actually worse for me than psu)
i have trouble sleeping on saturdays regardless of the outcome of the game. i have endured many donkey punches over the years but i keep returning for more. i thought rr would bring us to a new level of glory and we know what happend-i had my doubts about the current regime and now i feel anger over what i see as a lack of progress. people can talk about systems and lack of experience but we are simply not very good right now.
the job of the coaching staff is to prepare players and put them in a positon when they can possibly win. our coaches are playing not to lose. going forward, my biggest fear is how it will affect recruiting which is our only salvation at this time
|9 weeks 5 days ago||ohio and northwestern||
Is there anyone who believes we can hang with either one of those teams?
|15 weeks 5 days ago||playing time and medical redshirt||
I believe the answer is fewer than 30% of the games and none after the first half of the season. That would allow him to play three early games (CMU, ND, and CT) without burning his redshirt. Theoretically he would then be better prepared to replace DG if the need arises.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||kool aid||
that is an extremely optimistic view of his potential. we have three new starting offensive lineman, an unknown group of running backs (?healthy Toussaint) and little in the way of proven receivers. if dg has that kind of year, i'm looking at a nc run.
|38 weeks 6 days ago||defensive lapses||
i think one of the posters may have hit on a solution-we should try a 3-3-5. Maybe if we had eleven guys on the floor, we could get an occasional stop. I realize there would be a problem getting enough touches for everyone on the offensive side of the floor but it's worth a shot.
|42 weeks 16 hours ago||Bucket list||
I had a roommate in grad school who maintained his own list-it consisted of politicians and teachers he would take out if he was diagnosed with a terminal illness. He remains healthy so no action was ever taken.
|49 weeks 4 days ago||recruiting||
I long for the good old days when I wasn't able to follow recruiting and I just waited for the coaches to announce the incoming freshman class.
|1 year 1 week ago||Green and style of play||
any chance green shows interest in arkansas because they will certainly run a power game
|1 year 1 week ago||Isaac as a deity||
He stated in an interview that he was looking for a program where he could blend in just in case it didn't work out in football. There were enough other attractions in LA so that he could be simply a student instead of a high school star who didn't make it at the next level.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||stonum||
and if stonum were here, dg would be the backkup qb and we wouldn't have seen bellomy tonight
|1 year 6 weeks ago||devin as a wide receiver||
if brady hadn't have been forced to boot stonum, devin would have remained the backup qb. my question for the board is- has his contribution at wide receiver been sufficient to justify not having a suitable backup for a running qb?
|1 year 11 weeks ago||investing||
There's an old saying in the wine business that the quickest way to end up with a million dollars is to invest two million.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||mono||
most cases of mono resolve withing two weeks and the patient will make a complete recovery-however i have seen severe complications that resulted in permanent disability. in one instance, a young man had encephalitic (brain) involvement and his neuro exam was like that of a stroke patient; the second involved a young medical student who suffered permanent damage to her autonomic nervous system so that she could not stand without losing consciousnessness-she remains disabled to this day.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||whom to root for||
perfect answer-sparty is becoming intolerable-would be nice to take them down a bit-i want them to have some doubts before they play us
|1 year 13 weeks ago||sparty meltdown||
it bothers me to write this but sparty is becoming a quality program, not merely a short term success. they appear to have quality coaches ( d-bags notwithstanding) who are coaching up lesser regarded recruits. they have redshirted virtually their entire freshmen class for two consecutive years and their players are stepping up when it's their turn. furthermore with the ongoing implosion at psu, pennsylvania athletes are more likely to look at east lansing. their very favorable schedule over the next few years just adds to this.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||sparty being bad?||
i wouldn't be too confident about sparty right now-dominant defense, talented runner, and a passing game that can only get better. they've already shown they can stop denard from running-can he pass well enough to beat them?
|1 year 20 weeks ago||vacating wins||
first tsio and now psu-if we can get a few more schools to vacate wins, rich rod would have a big ten title
|1 year 25 weeks ago||luxury box decoration||
what about paired winged helmets-instantly recognizable and a hit with the key demographic
|1 year 27 weeks ago||priorities and geography||
those on the board who live outside of Michigan rarely encounter spartinas and can dismiss them as one would a mosquito. those of us who are local are subject to the idiotic ravings of alum, casual fans, and certain media types-we tend to place a victory over little brother higher on our list of priorities.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||choice of schools||
sam webb recently said isaac: 1) expected davis to commit to usc and 2) wondered where he would be most comfortable if football didn't work out. it sounded as though he preferred to live in a big city versus a football-centric college town in case he didn't live up to the hype. this seemed a little bizarre but he has much more contact with the recruits than do any of us.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||jake fisher||
i do remember his loss as being significant. i'm grateful denard didn't choose to sit out a year and join him at oregon-it probably would have been a logical move.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||the honorable TP||
i want to see a book that was read by Pryor himself
|1 year 31 weeks ago||potential name change||
nothing has been proven yet but if this story develops legs, then ohio may have to change its name to tsou (the sex offender university)
|1 year 35 weeks ago||stauskas||
is a top 75 player and some think he is underrated at that position. that is not just a more talented douglass.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||the decision||
i am not in his shoes but i just don't understand why he would leave at this point. he is not physicially ready and next year should be a better year for him as he wouldn't have to shoulder so much of the load. we will have more scorers who can benefit from his pg skills. that should make him more attractive to nba scouts. does he believe he is better now than darius was at this point last year?
|1 year 36 weeks ago||You might be an MGoblogger||
if you stay up on a Friday night waiting for a "hello dee hart" post and then can't sleep when it comes through
|1 year 37 weeks ago||the fight||
i was given tickets to that game by a vendor and took my sons. it was the FIRST hockey game they attended and they couldn't stop talking about it afterwards. one of them asked if all hockey games were like that and i had to tell him no-we were just very lucky that night.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||recruiting||
i got nervous when i first read the post. i saw RR and thought we were going through another coaching search. don't do that on a Monday!