this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
- Member for
- 4 years 38 weeks
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Purdue injuries||
Remember that awful rainy day game last year? We couldn't get rolling against them and still pulled away? Then again, IMHO, Michigan is dramatically improved this year; at least in demeanor. The coaches always use the bye week to coach the basics, so the small errors shouldn't have such a great effect this week.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Today was...||
an abortion of offensive football. The defense looked okay, enough to win the game, But the offense couldn't snap, Denard looks dumbfounded with blitz packages, and the O-line looked like they couldn't stop anyone.
Not to mention all of the veers were suspect and if Devin is going to play qb more, then transition him and robinson only when things are running smoothly. By replacing devin with denard, they were essentially playing a 2 down drive even 10 yards. Ridiculous!
|3 years 41 weeks ago||At the game||
While at the game, my brothers and wife yelled at the ignorant NW fan who was shouting obscenities about the fight song during the first half. We also did a no INT dance so Denard would stop making throws off his back foot.
The summation of all the fans voodoo seems to have created energy given to the team.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Deep down, all the comments||
Deep down, all the comments about this game revolve around last year and they aren't looking at the teams this year. Maybe is a conspiracy because they all wear Michigan swag under those suits ... Evil I tell you .
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Truth be told||
I think Denard is going to have a bigger game than people expect. He will throw for 285yds because MSU will stack the box and run a 9-tech on the line to stop the play from moving laterally. We have to remember than MSU isn't as fast of a team defense as NW or even ND for that matter.
Also, I hope MSU doesn't ankle block Martin again and we lose him for the remainder of the season. Michigan is relatively healthy this year compared to last year and suffice to say, this will make a difference.
Michigan wins, 28-13.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||SEC ethics||
Why do players get so many chances, in the SEC? Makes you wonder who will be the next OSU
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Intangibles||
Well the MSU defense is ranked what it is because stats don't take into account the variables everyone is bringing up. Of course, the beginning schedule for MSU is weak and it usually is, but OSU cannot be looked at the same as last year. So excluding that game, the defense is great, against meh teams. If OSU still had Py-liar, I mean tattoo-Pryor and tressel$, it would be a relevant stat, but because that is not the case, Saturday is a measure for both teams.
However, I think the luck that MSU was having last year seems to have gone by the wayside and their trickery is not welcome in October this year.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Saturday||
I tend to agree with the State fan. Thanks for posting on the blog!
The only thing I can say is that even when Denard makes a turnover, or a terrible throw (as he did in the endzone of last year's game), he is able to recover from it. That cannot be measured by stats, only by W(s) and L(s).
And while ball-hawks are "everywhere" on the MSU defense, its still suspect because ND was able to 8.9 yds/completion versus the secondary and you only had one INT.
|3 years 42 weeks ago||Quick thought||
Nice adjustments and tailoring your coaching to team specialities says it all. Keep it up!
|3 years 42 weeks ago||Acoustics||
The stadium isn't built for this ... football isn't about rap and R&B. Not to mention, bands and singers at college football games makes no sense. Save that for the NFL venue please and bring on the marching bands.
|3 years 42 weeks ago||Spartan Game||
Right now I'd say the greatest attribute Hoke gives to this team is reality. He continually denies they are as good as they look and by doing it he is aligning them well and preparing them for the game ahead, not the next game. While MSU is important I think the trap game is at Ryan field this weekend.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Information||
Not trying to attack you, but way to tokenize yourself about work and Dick's. I agree with your point that someone there may not know what's best for the person, but any Joe Schmo can also read about stability shoes and make an informed decision on their own. How many times do you go into a store and have the representative make the decision for you? I hope not too often.
Also, most muscle action in the leg does cause changes in the foot through its eccentric (or isometric, as in walking) muscle activity as the majority of leg muscles are extrinsic to the foot. Peroneal pain does not cause shin pain. Most people refer to it as ankle pain, at least from my years of clinical medicine and sugery in correction of peroneal spasms and lateral ankle instability. It is also much more common for posterior tibialis muscle to be called shin splits, because the foot functions much longer in plantarflexion from heel touch to midstance and through propulsion than does the dorsiflexors of the leg and foot. A great article was written on this and it is listed here:
Zajac, F. E., R. R. Neptune, et al. (2003). "Biomechanics and muscle coordination of human walking: part II: lessons from dynamical simulations and clinical implications." Gait Posture17(1): 1-17.
Since you are interested in this, I can give you many literature reviews on this and a close colleague of my does research in the largest gait lab in the country in Chicago. Please let me know.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Anatomy||
Do tell me which muscles you are refering to that come from the lateral aspect of the tibia that can affect foot arch? Anterior tibialis muscle pain is different bc TA is a weak inverter/dorsiflexor not a plantarflexor and FHL is not likely the cause of his arch pain. Are you thinking about the peroneals? I'm curious what you're thinking ...
Also, you can purchase shoes, often timescheaper, at Dick or a big box store than a running store because the shoe companies (Brooks/Mizuno/Asics) have contracts with them as well. I'm all for supporting the little guy, but this person said he/she had no money, so that's important here.
Where you plan on going to med school?
|4 years 26 weeks ago||If you cant afford shoes, buy||
If you cant afford shoes, buy anti-pronation insoles (they sell them at sports authority/dicks/etc) and lace your shoes in runner's knots.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Arch pain||
What you have is called posterior tibial tendonitis. It is the muscle that runs behind the medial malleolus at your ankle and makes the arch in your foot.
At times, especially with jumping and other excerises that tighten your Achilles tendon, your foot will pronate more to compensate with the ground reactuve forces.
Best treatment is to buy a shoe called a motion control shoe with an inflexible "shank (the middle of the bottom of the shoe)" and to strech your Achilles tendon. If you rid of the tightness in your Achilles and with proper shoe gear, you should be able to control excessive stress on the muscle. (I work in the podiatry field, btw)
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Opinions from Rosenberg, what a surprise||
Rosenberg is talking out of his mouth again. Everyone hold their nose.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||MSU's 2010 schedule||
It appears that MSU has had a pretty successful year. However, upon further review it seems that there biggest win was over *mighty* Florida by a score of 10-7. There other wins include Memphis, Georgia (without their best receiver), Alcorn state, Houston, UAB, Kentucky, and Mississippi.
The combined records of the teams MSU beat this year are: 38 -57 (0.400)
While it may be a moot point, those are not great victories.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||Comittment issues for other recruits?||
With all of this nonsense surrounding Dee Hart, have we heard anything going on about other recruits visiting AA this weekend? Also, it seems as though the confidence of Dee in Michigan parallels the back and forth media sensationalism surrounding the coaching situaiton. Only time will tell but time is hell ....
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Michigan v. SEC Record||
I've read online that Michigan is 20-5 all time versus the SEC. This bodes well for Michigan, it's just too bad we might have to play Kiffin's leftovers.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||ESPN analysts are||
reporting at a sixth grade level so that everyone can understand. Please don't purport that what they say has any merit or journalistic quality to it. And if the trend continues, Michigan will finish 9-3 next year (assuming RR is around) and then the recruits won't have any doubt.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Recruits will come and they will go||
If a player is dedicated to Michigan, they will stay and become champions in a variety of ways, no matter the coach. Speculation is just that. Until we know something more than speculation, things are defaulted to the way they are now.
Anyways, in RR's *first* recruiting season with Michigan, they ended up with the tenth best (according to Rivals) recruiting class. SO no matter who is the coach come Jan 1st, recruiting will be okay.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||5 Star rating||
Whether or not Dee gets his fifth star shouldn't matter. Michigan has obviously developed some offensive talent into a cohesive unit and a quite effective one at that. I assume Dee, with his skill set and attitude, will flourish in Rich Rod's scheme.
Besides, Texas has tons of five star recruits and Mack is sure having issues making them function as a team.
|4 years 38 weeks ago||Vindication||
Although I am new to the board, I knew from the beginning that the Free Press was climbing up the wrong tree. Maybe now, Rich Rod can get on to coaching. This of coruse is without having the fear of having undedicated players run to the Free Press before they run to the compliance office or office of the Ombudsman at the University. Such a shame the University had to go through this and I encourage everyone to be active and call the Free Press and voice your disgust.