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|2 weeks 4 days ago||Beilen sighting at Huntsville, AL airport||
Didn't want to create a new thread just for this, but I'm waiting for a flight at Huntsville International Airport, face buried in my I-phone, wearing my UM tee shirt and a man walking by says "Go Blue". I look up say "Go Blue" back, the man gives me a fist bump, and walkson his way. The whole thing happened in 5 seconds and it wasn't until 5 seconds after that that my mind caught up to me and I realized - holy crap, that was John Beilen! Either that or a really convincing doppelgänger. I wonder what he would be doing today in Alabama?
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Prediction||
Last year (2014) - final record: 8-4
App St. - W
Notre Dame - L
Miami OH - W
Utah - L
Minnesota - W
Rutgers - W
Penn State - W
Michigan State - L
Indiana - W
Northwestern - W
Maryland - W
Ohio State - L
This year (2015) - final record: 9-3
Utah - L
Oregon State - W
UNLV - W
BYU - W
Maryland - L
Northwestern - W
Michigan State - W
Minnesota - W
Rutgers - W
Indiana - W
Penn State - W
Ohio State - L
|7 weeks 23 hours ago||Non-conf home games||
Our non-conference home games this year should strategically be at noon.
They are all against opponents from the West and making them wake up earlier than they are used to, due to the time change, is an advantage.
Conversely, a night game should be against a team from the Eastern Time Zone to make them stay up later.
Attack the peripheral of the opponent's natural body rythem via scheduling.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Dirkins got plenty of energy||
|7 weeks 6 days ago||At the game||
FL corners sticking with ECU receivers pretty well. Run game was gashing FL for a bit tho.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||YOU SUCK||
I'd like to get rid of the "YOU SUCK" yell at the end of opponent 3rd downs.
Back in the early 2000s we successfully converted the student section from the "chop" to the "claw" motion, which was cool. I don't know when the "YOU SUCK" started getting added, but we should be better and classier than that. We're Michigan.
Maybe "GO BLUE" or some other clever 2 syllables should take its place.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||December 4th flight test||
Just a reminder that this flight test is tomorrow morning. So when you hear of this covered in the news, just think of that U of M flag!
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Hackett long term||
For any key position, like an AD, you of course want to consider all options/candidates, but I must say I agree with others in this thread that Hackett seemed fantastic in every manner of this conference - words and mannerisms.
Short video caveat acknowleged, my first impression is that we'd be hard pressed to find someone better for the job long term than him.
I'd be on board with him long term if that's what's in store for us.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Awesome!||
That's awesome dude. Yeah, and I also heard that the flag will eventually go in the FXB on display.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||CSB||
My sister is back-door neighbors with Webber (in Tyrone, GA). He held a BBQ at his house a couple years go and invited the neighborhood. Sister said it was fun. Webber gave my sister the stink-eye though when my nephew acted up and she told him he's going into "Time-out".
Alright, last sentence isn't true. ;-)
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Speaking of ADs...||
It seems we're still stuck in this mindset that we have to hire someone with Michigan ties. That "Michigan Man" mantra.
Haven't we learned?
How about we start going after the best person for the job. Not the best person for the job with ties to Michigan. And that goes for coaches, etc, as well.
Get ON my lawn.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Fully concur||
I went to games from 2000-2004 and there was no "you suck" chant on 4th down. (BTW - around this timeframe is when the 4th down chop motion was converted to the claw motion.)
I always cringe when I hear it on TV now. Just seems so immature and unclever, even if we're winning. Michigan can do better.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||My lone request when it comes to the next coach...||
My one and only request with a new coaching hire...
Please let them be proponents of dual-threat quarterbacks, not statue pocket passers. Thank you.
Those who see the advantages within this New Age of College Football.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||This paragraph...||
"Worst: There Ain't Nobody Better"
.... is spot on.
Exactly my feelings as well. Very well stated.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||34-41 Notre Dame||
34-41 Notre Dame
|25 weeks 2 days ago||Good find!||
This is important.
Michigan needs to continue to be the #1 program in the history of college football. Having the highest win % is a requirement to boast this title.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Optimus Prime||
Perhaps instead of tying Funchess to Megatron, we should instead bestow the nickname "Optimus Prime" onto he.
If Optimus Prime be too long for a nickname, perhaps just "Optimus", "O-Prime", or "Prime".
.... after all, "Prime" is a synonymn for "1".
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Agreed on this being an excellent view.||
I really like how you can see that State's team is like a polar opposite of UM's team.
UM - lots of numbers in the lower left corner (meaning high stars, but young)
State - lots of numbers in the upper right corner (meaning lower stars, but experienced)
|26 weeks 2 days ago||A concept I thought I'd never hear. Ever.||
Michigan can sleep soundly about: Michigan is really, really deep at corner
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Issac is the player I'm most excited about.||
Call me crazy, but for some reason Ty is the player I missed the most when he went to USC instead of UM. When I found out he was coming to UM, holy cow was I excited! I just got a hunch about this guy that he'll be something special when given the opportunity.
This is why I'm HAPPY (from a purely football perspective) that his waiver got denied.
I don't want to see him buried in the same class as Smith and Green. I want him to have a chance to shine his senior year (make that RS senior year), and shine he will.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||At least...||
our O-line is practicing against (hopefully) one of the better defenses in the B1G.
It's always better to practice against those better than what you typically expect.
|49 weeks 4 days ago||What lead to the big bang...||
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Was wondering the same thing...||
I know it's just a pipe dream, but I'd rather have Hand or Campbell than Town. We already have Morris and Speight. Need MOAR playmakers on the D-line and WR.
Probably won't have any impact, but one can dream...
Good hire, not just for the team going forward, but to put some optimism into the UM players, coaches, and fans to start 2014 and during the long off-season. I'd rather dream of this situation for the next 8 months than the lump of coal that was our situation 24 hours ago.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Pos-bang virgin||
Never posted in one of these threads before, but after the suck that was 2013, I need a bang.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Good discussion||
First, I appreciate this discussion with you. Good stuff.
With your first example (6 passer, 8 runner vs. 8 passer, 6 runner), those are so close to one another I would probably not insist on one or the other. (And the fact they add to the same value supports the indifference.)
With your second example, I disagree and would take QB A without hesitation. And when I say "I" would take QB A, I mean that if I were the coach I would take QB A, but also I feel Michigan should take QB A! I agree with you that Gardner was clearly more QB A as a HS recruit and Morris is close to QB B, But it's the statement "As a Michigan coach with their style of play and what they want to do with the QB..." that I have issue with. One of my points is that Michigan's style of play should be such that it is QB A that fits their system. So, put another way, I'm saying the square peg is the right peg, so make your hole square, not round. Michigan should be adopting a style of play that utilizes QB A. In doing so, they open that otherwise untapped dimension of attack. Failing to do so leaves that dimension on the table.
I guess I just see the running aspect as more valuable than you do, which, fair enough. While I love Denard (don't we all), I wouldn't want to sacrifice that much arm. But I really would rather another Gardner (or even a half step below Gardner, passing wise) to a Morris or Speight.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Give me...||
On a scale of 1-10*, if your options out of high school are
QB A, who is a 6 as a passer and 7 as a runner, or...
QB B, who is a 10 as a passer and 1 as a runner...
I'll take QB A all day. That added dimension of attack more than makes up for the discrepency as a passer (which you can teach at least a point, maybe two). I know using simple arithmetic on this topic is a bit of an oversimplification, but on the surface it does show something significant. By not having running ability you're conceeding a gaping hole in your offensive arsenal.
* On this scale I'm using I'd say Denard is a 2 passer, 10 runner and Gardner (so far) is a 8 passer, 8 runner.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Good point.||
You can't coach raw speed. You can coach better throwing mechanics.
Take a QB that can beat you with his feet and is at least decent with his arm... then coach the arm.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||YES!!!!!||
First, thank you OP for posting this topic. If I had one topic to post for my entire MGoBlog "career", this would be it... (but I don't have the points yet).
We should absolutely be recruiting dual threat QBs. And let's get this terminology business out of the way up front. When I say dual threat I mean someone who can make the throws but also use his legs to run and thus force defenses to account for both forms of QB attack. If dual threat isn't the right name for this, then call it whatever you want.
I've read all the posts in this thread already, and I think some folks are missing the big picture when it comes to the dual threat point. First, yes, there are teams winning without dual threat QBs right now - Alabama of course. But the dual threat "trend" is only just begining. Watch in 10 or 20 years and I would put my fanhood on the line that the teams who accept this new trend will wind up winning far more often than the teams that dont. Just give it time for the statistics to settle out. (Ohio State jumped on the bandwagon relatively early and, as a result, is in a fantastic position going forward regarding this element.) In 20 years from how, I see it being a requirement to be a dual threat QB for the big time schools to even consider you. Those that don't adapt will be left behind. And don't misunderstand, it will still be possible to win national championships without them, but you're far more likely to win with a dual threat QB.
And it just irks me when folks say "Michigan won't need a dual threat QB once our great WR, OL, and RB recruiting takes hold". Well, sure we'll win... but wouldn't you want to win more??? Why win a national championship once every decade, say, when you could potentially win 2 or 3 a decade? And yes, I see a dual threat QB making that kind of difference! Even Alabama today I would argue would be even better with a dual threat QB instead of McCarron.
I've been wanting dual threat QBs at Michigan ever since I realized it is the wave of the future (which became apparent during the early 2000s when QBs were gashing Michigan defenses at will for what seemed like years). I'm so high and optimistic about the future of Michigan with the staff we have and the players we're recruiting. BUT... the only thing that makes me a little down is that folks like Morris and Speight, while great players, are lacking this dimension. I realize that true dual threats may be rare, but Michigan needs to expend maximum effort to get these players. It should be position priority number 1 going forward. If Michigan sees the light and recruits non-dual threat QBs only when dual threats are not available, they'll make a program leap from "great" to "dominate".
|1 year 24 weeks ago||We are so so on the edge...||
We're just so on the edge of sealing this game. So many chances to effectively put them away. That last INT opportunity...... GARRRRAGHHH!!! Make that pick and our win % goes up skyrocketing.
Why does football do this to us.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Amazed||
Football ceases to amaze me how a team can go just about 20 min (real time) and have absolutely NOTHING go right. Simply amazing.