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- My guess is the WR and OL coaches will work with Jay H. some
- My guess is Jim H. himself is going to keep an eye on the TEs a bit as well
- I can't imagine a scenario where Jim H. would jeopardize the success of the team just to plant his son as a coach. It runs totally counter to everything Harbaugh preaches.
|2 hours 3 min ago||I really hope Harbaugh buries||
I really hope Harbaugh buries this idea that a number is what a player should strive for.
One of the worst things to come out of the Hoke / Brandon years was this obsession with numbers -- "legacy" numbers, or the #1 or #2 jerseys, or whatever.
I wish Harbaugh would tell the players -- "The hell with the damn number ... go out there and make people talk about you, not the number on your jersey."
|2 hours 17 min ago||The "arm strength / wrist||
The "arm strength / wrist flick" thing is what struck me about Cardale Jones in those games to end last season ... he'd just flick his wrist and the damn ball would go 50 yards.
If Gentry is like that, then me likes. A lot.
|19 hours 16 min ago||If Malzone is a true||
If Malzone is a true competitor, then he is thinking Gentry will bring out the best in him.
Didn't Speight tweet something to that effect -- that Michigan was loading up and he (Speight) was eager to strap up and do battle?
It's going to be an interesting spring and fall camp. Can't wait to see how it all unfolds.
|19 hours 19 min ago||But minus Forcier/Robinson in||
But minus Forcier/Robinson in which Forcier disqualified his own self ...
I still shake my head at the shame of how that unfolded.
We know Robinson was a tough-as-nails competitor. Can you imagine if Forcier had his head screwed on straight and the two of them pushed each other to get better and better? It could have been something really special.
|19 hours 27 min ago||I was thinking about that as||
I was thinking about that as well. One of the things I saw in the OSU / Oregon game was the Oregon tacklers trying to take Cardale Jones down by upper-body tackling him. It did not work. In the second half they finally started leg tackling.
Hopefully Gentry is something similar -- a beast to get down, and he's going to gain at least a few extra yards just because of his size.
|2 days 3 hours ago||"Better than your mama ...||
"Better than your mama ... and your mama's not bad!" -- Sgt. Cowboy, Full Metal Jacket
|2 days 4 hours ago||The man is a public-relations||
The man is a public-relations genius. I love it.
My wife plays flute and piccolo. Get a sound is not hard. Getting the right sound is difficult.
|2 days 18 hours ago||These are the moments that||
These are the moments that make us pause and reflect.
It's like the day Ernie Harwell died. A part of my childhood -- wrapped up in warm summer nights listening to Harwell on my AM radio -- went with him.
As I get older I become more sensitive to these milestone moments. It's part of getting older, I assume. Still, these things are poignant reminders of chrerished memories.
|2 days 23 hours ago||I understand the sad part but||
I understand the sad part but don't see how the love of Michigan fits.
I do ... it's captured in this one sentence:
I've said that 90% of my formation occurred during camping trips to the western edge of the UP and in Section 10, Row 70, Seats 21 and 22.
That rather poignantly speaks to the bond between father and son during the shared love of camping, and the shared love of football.
Those are the kinds of memories we cherish.
Very nice story. Thanks for sharing.
|3 days 2 hours ago||That would be nobody. :-) But||
That would be nobody. :-)
But what came to mind first -- do we even care any more? Perhaps the polyurethane coatings make that old rule moot? I honestly don't know.
I'm a curious guy ... I wonder about things.
|3 days 2 hours ago||After watching what OSU did||
After watching what OSU did to Wisconsin, Alabama and Oregon ... it made me wonder if we were seeing the "future" (next five to ten years) of college football -- a blend of spread and pro elements.
Meyer didn't invent the blend ... but he sure showed how it could be done successfully.
|3 days 2 hours ago||Street shoes?||
Somewhat OT question -- in the article Harbaugh is on the basketball court in street shoes! When I was a kid doing that was as heinous a crime as could be committed.
So, a question -- is the old rule about "no street shoes on the basketball court" obsolete now because we have more advanced surfacing technologies? Or was the rule way back then bunk? Or was Harbaugh granted immunity because ... HARBAUGH?
|4 days 9 hours ago||That "81%" number ... all||
That "81%" number ... all from the Indianapolis area, per chance?
This "scandal" is so stupid ... it makes me wonder if it's all not some made-up PR stunt to gin up buzz and mouse-clicks.
|5 days 38 min ago||Fielding Yost's train||
Fielding Yost's train pulled into Ann Arbor, and the first to greet the new coach was Fred Jackson.
"Welcome to Meeechigan!" Fred said, as he shook Yost's hand.
"Meeechigan? I like the ring of that!" Yost said.
"Let's go meet this young fellow named Heston ... Willie Heston." Jackson said, as he led Yost by the arm off the platform and towards campus.
|5 days 3 hours ago||"Barry Alvarez can't jump!"||
"Barry Alvarez can't jump!"
|5 days 3 hours ago||It's a proven fact -- buy||
It's a proven fact -- buy some crap you don't need for $20, marked down from $100 ... you've made $80 and can now afford a nice dinner out.
/s ... so very, very /s
|5 days 5 hours ago||We really need some||
We really need some recruiting news to chew on ...
|6 days 11 hours ago||My wife is right 100% of the||
My wife is right 100% of the time. :-)
|6 days 21 hours ago||Now you have me wondering ...||
Now you have me wondering ... of all the college OT games, are most won by FG? Or are most won by one team scoring TD and the other failing to match?
Anyone have a sense for this? I don't ... not a clue.
|1 week 1 day ago||Logic? Reason?||
@alum96 ... now I'm going to have to ask you to stop this reasoned thinking thing you're doing. We're in the midst of "wild specuation" season! :-)
|1 week 2 days ago||Also, inner-city and||
Also, inner-city and intelligent are not mutually exclusive.
I know you didn't say that directly ... or even necessarily imply it ... I'm just saying it's possible that what Harbaugh is after is players with a good head on their shoulders. Football is a lot athletic, but also a lot intelligence.
I think he'll take those players wherever he finds them. Does not matter if inner-city, suburb, exurb or country ...
|1 week 2 days ago||That's an awesome||
That's an awesome GIF.
Nature is a cruel bitch.
|1 week 2 days ago||Yeah, I know what you're||
Yeah, I know what you're getting at ... but my guess is coaching is in Hoke's bones. Just banking the money and taking it easy isn't in him.
He'll be out of coaching a year and pop back up somewhere. I'll be happy for him and happy for the young men he has the ability to influence in a positive way.
|1 week 2 days ago||However, the way he left in||
However, the way he left in 2007 probably means that ship has sailed.
My mother-in-law (from WV, lived in WV) never forgave RR for leaving her Mountaineers.
Based on that one data point ... sentiment not favorable.
|1 week 3 days ago||Love the picture of Drevno as||
Love the picture of Drevno as an OL player. Put that on the locker room wall
I so want to be a fly on the wall in the staff meetings. I want to see how a staff so loaded with strong personalities is managed by Harbaugh, and how the energy these guys all have individually is channeled into the collective whole. What a freakin' study in leadership dynamics.
If I were Jay Harbaugh, I'd be buying Drevno beers and begging him for TE coaching insights.
|1 week 3 days ago||I can see him as a pretty||
I can see him as a pretty good WR ... he's big, he's athletic, and he's got that shifty / deceptively quick running style that may leave defensive backs playing catchup. Plus, I have to believe as a former QB he understands the whole QB/WR relationship thing.
|1 week 3 days ago||There was a story somewhere||
There was a story somewhere -- can't remember which story -- that spoke of Harbaugh's doing this kind of thing at Stanford. The players at first thought it was just a goofy coach thing, but when it was clear it was a 24 x 7 thing from Harbaugh and he meant it ... they started to buy in.
From the OP: "For those who like this type of stuff"
Count me in. I love this stuff. I love his intensity.
|1 week 4 days ago||TE Coach||
Yeah, the hiring of his 25-year-old son to coach TE made me cock my head a bit.
But three things:
There's a method to this madness ... we just don't see it yet.
(Or maybe it truly is just a pure nepotism hire ... in which case I'd be very surprised. There are lots of roles he could have hired his son to do. A relatively high profile offensive position coach didn't have to be one of them. Again, see #3 above.)
|1 week 4 days ago||I went to a U of A game here||
I went to a U of A game here in Tucson a few years back. 94 degrees at 8:00pm. It didn't feel right.
I have fond memories of freezing cold, miserable weather games in Michigan Stadium.
Loved it. That's football. :-)
That's where that signature line came from.
|1 week 4 days ago||QBs||
Your post made me curious ... so I grabbed some stats:
Russell Wilson - 5'11" 206 Marcus Mariota - 6'4" 219 Johnny Manziel - 6'0" 210 Andrew Luck - 6'4" 240 Tom Brady - 6'4" 225 Peyton Manning - 6'5" 230
I see your point about Mariota relative to Wilson ... he has 5" on Wilson but only 15 pounds.
Mariota is closer to Brady in terms of physical stature. I'm saying nothing about football ability.
I had no idea Luck and Manning were so big.
Still, I like the Mariota package ... there's just something about him that suggests a better possibility for NFL success than, say, the trainwreck-that-is-Johnny-Manziel.