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|4 hours 18 min ago||Not Rutgers! Ugh.||
Aaaand, as soon as it's up I see that I left "Rugters" in the subject line at the top. Not worth reloading all the images just to edit that.
|18 hours 32 min ago||True. Plus Bosco beat Utah||
True. Plus Bosco beat Utah every time he played them so that's probably not a face they want to remember anyway.
|18 hours 52 min ago||Robbie Bosco heads might||
Robbie Bosco heads might work.
|1 day 11 hours ago||New Jersey is the new Ohio.||
New Jersey is the new Ohio. Only better, because it's not Ohio.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Beckman||
The first Illinois game I watched with Beckman as coach, I couldn't help but notice his DBs were leading with their helmets and spearing people--and then being congratulated on the sideline for it. I'm not surprised that he was fired for not taking player safety seriously enough. Good riddance.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Bunting||
I've noticed that the mgoblue roster weights for players who've had size questions seem to trend toward the heavier side. Jehu Chesson, for instance, is now like 208. So, maybe Bunting is not quite the 252 he's listed at?
|2 days 17 hours ago||Depth||
Looking at the team now, I agree 8-4 seems conservative. But we are thin at lots of positions. Lose one OL, lose Rudock or Peppers or Butt or Lewis for any appreciable time, and we could be hurting. If the team stays healthy though, then 9-3 looks about right.
|3 days 12 hours ago||Division Winners||
I'll take the Patriots in the East and the St. Louis Cardinals in the Legends. Barcelona looks pretty good too.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Depth chart||
I wish he would just come out and say whether filling out the depth chart is a painstaking process.
|3 days 20 hours ago||Seems like running back,||
Seems like running back, boundary CB, and FG kicker are the only genuine position battles taking place. I'm not confident enough to put fruit on it, but I think Isaac and Lyons will win the first two. No idea on PK.
|4 days 18 hours ago||I do think State will remain||
I do think State will remain good for as long as they have Dantonio, but long-term I think it's probably better that Michigan alternates Ohio State and Penn State as opposed to MSU and OSU.
|5 days 14 hours ago||Swag||
We laugh, but each of those guys has like 3.7 wives.
|6 days 15 hours ago||Canteen||
Okay, but Canteen did have the fancy footwork thing. And more significantly, he's one of the Eastern Christian Academy guys. I thought the advanced coaching he received (or, at least, that I presumed he would have received) would have made a bigger difference. If a guy is hyped because of speed or strength or some other physical characteristic, then yeah--it can take a while to translate that into performance on a football field. But the Canteen hype was based on route-running ability and technical proficiency. He was supposed to be a guy with average athletic ability but finely-honed skills. If he doesn't have the finely-honed skills, then where does that leave him?
|6 days 16 hours ago||Canteen||
Yeah, I know. I don't normally like to write posts like that one; even if I've kind of given up on a particular guy, I usually just keep it to myself. But you're right--he could have just been overwhelmed with the transition to college ball (or even just to college in general), could have been less than 100% healthy, might not have been getting the proper coaching, etc., so there are lots of reasons he might not have been very impressive as a true freshman. Hopefully he does improve and have a chance to break through later on.
|6 days 16 hours ago||Marshall||
Yeah, this is the thing that concerns me the most from the practice (other than the pretty clear evidence that Kugler, who might be our 6th-best OL and is almost certainly one of the best 7, won't be available for a while). He's kind of the great hope for a pass rusher this season. But maybe Charlton can finally put it all together.
|6 days 16 hours ago||Canteen||
The thing about Canteen is, he was supposed to be a high-floor guy. He went to that football-first ECA high school, and was supposed to be a great route-runner, all polished and ready to play from day one. But the Canteen we saw last year was ... not that. And now he's being moved to corner.
I hope he can contribute down the line on defense, or at least on special teams. The chances of him being a major factor seem pretty slim to me at this point though.
|6 days 17 hours ago||Henry||
Some possible theories on Henry playing DE in the scrimmage (all of which are probably wrong):
1) They want to get Henry some reps at DE because they are planning to call some stunts and zone pressures that will require him to execute DE-type duties on particular plays
2) They wanted to see if some of the other DTs behind Henry can play, but still get Henry reps in the live scrimmage
3) They just want to fuck with people (opposing scouts, media, fans, etc.)
4) They wanted to see what the QBs and receivers could do and the actual DEs were getting too much pressure
|6 days 19 hours ago||Wait--how are you going to be||
Wait--how are you going to be "MeanJoe," and then be apologizing to people?
|1 week 10 hours ago||Stave had "the yips" last||
Stave had "the yips" last season--some kind of psychological issue that made him unable to complete basic, easy throws to open receivers. It was odd.
|1 week 1 day ago||Awesome post. Thanks for||
Awesome post. Thanks for writing this up.
|1 week 1 day ago||James Light||
James Light also did two separate posts that broke down plays from the spring game. His site is kind of hard to navigate but there's a lot of great stuff there.
|1 week 1 day ago||1,000 yard rusher||
These are good questions, Yost.
The one I am going to call is the 1,000 yard rusher. I watched Ty Isaac's freshman year USC film and think he's legit. Explodes out of the backfield, squares his shoulders, and runs low and hard--even though he's 235 lbs. I also think the coaches will want him on the field for what he brings to the passing game. I say he goes for 1,000+. I'll eat some kind of citrus fruit if I'm wrong.
|1 week 1 day ago||I went to law school at||
I went to law school at Louisville, so I will usually cheer for them unless, for instance, they are playing us in the national championship hoops game. I live in Seattle so I also try to follow the Huskies a bit--but, kind of like Michigan, they've also been difficult to watch in recent years.
|1 week 1 day ago||Evans||
Yeah, well, that's only 28 yards per carry. And what's his excuse for not scoring on that fourth carry?
|1 week 1 day ago||Brandon story||
I am not sure what point you are trying to make. This is a blog for people who follow Michigan sports. Bacon's book is obviously going to be very interesting to people who follow Michigan sports. If you don't follow Michigan sports, why are you here? Are you lonely? Are you a troll? Seriously, WTF?
I will grant you that the people who read this blog care the most about the story. But lots of people read this blog. I personally happen to think the story has significantly broader appeal, but even if it doesn't, so what? I don't personally have much interest in, say, knitting. But if somebody wrote a compelling new book about knitting, I wouldn't go onto a knitting website and tell people their book was stupid and that nobody else cares.
|1 week 2 days ago||Dead horse?||
The book covers events that occurred less than one year ago. The subject matter concerns probably the most intriguing story in college football, if not all of college sports, over the past year--and certainly the one most relevant to the Michigan sports fan community. The book presumably contains new information about those events that is not yet in the public domain, and gives persepctives and opinions from people close to the situtation. if you sincerely believe this matter constitutes dead horse beating, then it can only be because you're a close-minded person who has already made up his or her mind about what happened and is resistant to new information.
|1 week 2 days ago||Terrorist?||
|1 week 3 days ago||Holders||
I've always thought it was pretty common for QBs to hold on placekicks. I don't see why you wouldn't prefer to use a QB if possible, at least a backup. You might only run one or two fakes per season, if that--but it's not as though you can just put the QB in to hold when you're going to run the fake. Plus, the rest of the time it at least puts the thought in the defense's heads.
|1 week 3 days ago||Malzone||
You might, might have had a point if you'd said Steven Threet. But you didn't.
|1 week 3 days ago||Midnight Oil||
I saw them at one of the free Taste of Chicago concerts maybe 12-15 years ago now, and remember really digging the show. Even then, they were pretty old; I remember there not being too many people there to see them, but toward the end the area started filling in with people arriving to see whatever flavor-of-the-year pop star was scheduled to come on next. I was probably like 27 at the time, and felt like a geyser walking out of there.