Tennessee is not recruiting well just because they got 18 dudes
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|1 week 1 day ago||too soon to develop a man||
too soon to develop a man crush?
|1 week 2 days ago||one key measurement will be,||
one key measurement will be, what's going on between his ears - if he cadillacs through his first few years (i.e., Campbell, etc), he'll join that long list of "what if's"
i'm hoping Harbaugh & staff turn this monster into a beast that becomes an anchor on one of many future productive UM OL's that compete w/any team
|1 week 2 days ago||"Auburn players paid and||
"Auburn players paid and grades altered"...and water is wet
|1 week 3 days ago||preseason OL or position||
preseason OL or position rankings are on par with April & May weekly "power rankings" in the MLB... filler for sportswriters and analysts
|1 week 3 days ago||...if you can get this||
...if you can get this kid and his parent(s) out of MS and into Ann Arbor for a weekend this summer, that'll help UM's chances w/prying this kid out of Starkville (where MSSt is located) or U of AL which is only 80 miles away... a tall order indeed
|1 week 4 days ago||Yost, Bo, Woodson,||
Yost, Bo, Woodson, Howard...and in a couple years Harbaugh
|1 week 4 days ago||job creation...i'm all for it||
job creation...i'm all for it
|1 week 4 days ago||Briles will be head-coaching||
Briles will be head-coaching in the SEC in '17...unless UTX or A&M cut Strong or Sumlin loose first, which will be win-win for Briles because he won't have to live in Waco anymore
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||gutsy move by both programs||
gutsy move by both programs - seeing as hanging an "L" on your resume that early in the season can be a major disruption to your CFP application
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||Berenson||
a few of Berenson's memories re: Gordie Howe
|2 weeks 3 hours ago||tough year for music and||
tough year for music and sports legends...but as Mr Harrison wrote/sung, "all things must pass"
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Hualalai - Big Island = the||
Hualalai - Big Island = the closest thing to peace on earth
|19 weeks 2 days ago||SEC whine country||
Harbaugh needs to out-flank this SEC nonsense by offering UM stadium to any SEC team that would like to conduct their spring-break practice in Ann Arbor...just the outdoor facilities though.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||great hire||
I suspect Harbaugh is going to use UM as leverage to negotiate a bigger/better contract with SF or some other NFL team - Les Miles' last two raises/extensions followed that playbook.
Mullen would be a great hire for UM...if he'd come
|1 year 30 weeks ago||the tragectory of the Hoke||
the tragectory of the Hoke era can best be summed up with the Bon Iver song, "Michicant"...well, the title anyway.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||best case scenario||
Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field - and that's only "if" they beat Maryland
sounds like a fitting end (a/o punch line) to the 'Hoke era'
|1 year 38 weeks ago||"this is big boy business"||
Hoke made a very telling quote this weekend when he said "this is big boy business" - though unintentional, his was response was spot-on.
Brandon and UM are running the football program like "a business", and in doing so they've lost sight of some critical components of running a successful "program". I must admit, thus far its worked quite well and the football "business" has done well, though the football "program" has suffered.
This latest incident (Morris) is just another affirmation. It seems Brandon & UM have adopted a business model to the football program that's quite similar to a certain pizza corporation that makes lousy pizzas - that being, rather than bringing in skilled/proven leadership that will work and invest the time/energy/resources in actually making a superior pizza (which would consequently dip into the profit margin); the Brandon/pizza model is to continue to try and baffle and/or dazzle the public with flashy marketing & smoke and mirrors.
In the end, most people come to the realization that "its still lousy pizza" -- that's a metaphor, for those that are still dazzled.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||a good coaching (& AD) hire is critical||
...will lose some Hoke recruits, but a great HC hire will solidify the class (which is limited class anyway) and could actually prompt a net improvement to the class. Look what OSU did w/the Meyer hire - they closed out their class (and the following year) strong...now i know there's probably not a readily available Urban Meyer-type going to drop into UM's lap, but it does provide UM fans something to hope for an already lost season.
And if those ratings services (Rivals, etc) legitimately do recognize talent, then UM's roster next year should be fairly stocked - that's if no key player(s) leave when Hoke is shown the door
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Peppers to take other official visits||
The hits keep coming...Freep is reporting Peppers will take other visits after the season...which means...
|2 years 30 weeks ago||eutrophication and other mythical concepts||
OK its impossible to unf*ck someone or something, but beating OSU on Saturday would come as close as physically possible to unf*cking this season
...its not lottery-type odds...more like roulette odds: UM victory = 1/n (36 - n) = 36/n - 1
|2 years 30 weeks ago||the johnny mercer principle of coaching||
40's tune - "You've got to accentuate the positive - eliminate the negative - and latch on to the affirmative - don't mess with Mister In-Between"...words to live by...and coach by.
Every team has weaknesses but regardless of one's own talent, depth and/or experience, quality coaches magnify their own team's strengths and exploit the other team's weaknesses whenever possible. Players progress and gain confidence (and improve "execution"-wise) if 'they know' their coaches are putting them in positions to succeed. I might be missing it, but i haven't seen much (if any) of that over the past 3 years.
Except for a handful of games (in 3 yrs) Hoke has enabled Borgess to continually exploit his own team's weakness (to the benefit of the opponent) and mis-use viable offensive assets in pursuit of a preconceived ill-fitting (based on personnel a/o experience) ideology that perpetually shoots itself in the foot, and then the same coaches have the audacity to repeatedly wonder why "we're not executing" with two bloody bullet-ridden feet.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||i suspect many are wondering||
i suspect many are wondering what will "cut it here"...because Hoke & co. clearly are not...and next week should serve as an eye opening affirmation
|2 years 30 weeks ago||RR's AZ||
RichRod's AZ getting ready to beat OR (yes that Oregon), they're up 42-16 w/5mins in the 4th qtr (w/the ball)...just sayin