this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|45 weeks 5 days ago||42-3 Michigan||
42-3 Go Blue
|3 years 2 weeks ago||Read Option/QB gut||
Borges already has this in the arsenal and most of Denards big runs against ohio were from this play. Qb keys the line backer flow on the mesh with the tailback. Qb shuffle steps during the mesh while reading lbs flow. If they commit to the outside run qb pulls up the gut. If lbs stay the qb gives to the tb who has a pulling guard for a lead blocker. This is a common play used by dual threat qb teams but very effective against even experienced lbs as long as the qb makes the right read.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||Its not a difficult concept||
Your "Power" blocking scheme is just a typical man on man blocking scheme where each player on the offensive line is designated to a manon the defense to block. Obviously, this can involve pulling guards and tackles but doesn't have to.
Your Zone blocking scheme is when the OL has a specific zone/area to block. They will take a Zone step, which is usually coached as a backwards step and then move in the direction of the designed run, the first person to cross your face is who you block. A lot of the times this is when you run an option read because in a zone blocking scheme the backside end or outside backer is usually left unblocked because the play is running away from here and therefore giving you an extra blocker to get to the next level.
|5 years 15 weeks ago||I would also like to know||
This is my first Spring game I will be attending and I'm just curious to how everything works. What's the daily schedule look like? I know they are having the locker room tours followed by the alumni flag football game and then the spring game but is there anything following the game itself?
|5 years 15 weeks ago||Beat me to it||
I second Ol 98. He is the only Michigan player to ever recieve a standing ovation from Buckeye fans in Columbus. Although he did play almost every position he was considered a running back.
|5 years 19 weeks ago||I am||
Yes, I married a buckeye. I was born and raised in Ohio as a Michigan fan.... you really didn't have much of a choice. She went to osu for 2 years, come from an all buckeye family, and her and her sister actually hold the Guiness World Record for the longest buckeye necklace made, unfortunately. On top of our wedding cake was Wolverine and a buckeye helmet.
However, I'm happy to admit that she has convert to Michigan. After several fights she has finally realized the game is more important to me than herself. Last year we attended 4 Wolverine games and she tells people we are now a Michigan family.
So, if you can convert them, by all means.... one less buckeye in the world makes it a better place.
|5 years 20 weeks ago||New Plan||
Sometime before football season we need to sacrafice something to this God to satisfy him for the year.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||double post||
sorry for the double post
|5 years 22 weeks ago||Agree w/ David from Wyoming||
Reply to David from Wyoming: I agree with you, I'm just frustrated. Winning cures everything so hopefully next year at this point everyone is happy because we just won a bowl game and beat OSU.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||Never bashed||
I never bashed a recruit or the coaching staff. At this point I'm willing to concede defeat because I'm obviously fighting an uphill battle in defending my opinion. From now on, before I post my own personal opinion, I will see if it agrees with the consesus of the board, and if not I won't post it.... obviously that's how this works.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||I'm far from a||
bandwagon. You don't know me and I think its wrong to make those assumtions. I lived in Ohio my entire life, I've been spit on, had beer bottles thrown at me, forced to sit in hallways for a week instead of a classroom during Michigan vs. Osu week, and once I was even refused the right to be served food because I was a Michigan fan. I have been loyal to this team all through life and regardless of how they play I will always be true blue. I understand your opinon and your stance on the matter but I really don't appreciate you accusing me of a bandwagon, if you knew me you know that's the furthest thing from the truth. Again, I understand everyone is frustrated and if we were winning you and I wouldn't be having this debate. All I ask is you respect my opinion and other similar opinions because I respect yours and I understand where you're coming from. Were both fans, loyal fans, so lets agree on that.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||I never||
said that we shouldn't accept any talent below a 4-star but the lack of top end talent worries me a little, I'm not going to lie.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||I'm not saying||
I know more than the coach. As a fan, I have the right to be disappointed in how our recruitment has been going and how the team has been playing. Forgive me and the rest of us if we are a little frustrated.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||Why||
Why shouldn't we compare ourselves with Texas and Florida? We're talking about the University of Michigan. We pack 110,000+ fans into our stadium to watch our teams play, we have the most wins in college football history. I'm sorry but if you want to be the best you need to compare yourself against the best, in my opinion. Three years ago we beat Florida, why shouldn't we compare ourselves to them? Again, we're Michigan, a historical football powerhouse not some school that hasn't experienced success.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||I get it||
I don't think anyone is arguing that there are several players through out history who were 3-star athletes that ended up being great players. However, is that the exception or the rule? The Exception.
Espn recruiting class rankings:
2006- Fla, USC, Texas
Again, I don't think it's coinsidence that you see these schools competing for a National Championship each year, they have the best talent. Sure, you can argue Miami and Clem
I'm not basing my opinion on video games, I haven't played NCAA since college. I have experience in recruiting and I'm sorry that my opinion is different from you but you can't argue that a 5 star athelete is more likely to be succesful than a 3 star athlete, again theres always exceptions but not always.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||Backusdou||
I'm sorry but I have to kind of lean toward his argument. This is the University of Michigan not Ohio University. Michigan has a deep and rich history and holds the all time win record they should be only accepting the best. What ever happened to the pyschology tactic or scarcity? You know, the lack of a product which makes people want it even more? You figure Michigan would be saying to all the recruits "I'm sorry but we only have 14 spots and were only taking the 14 best players because we're The University of Michigan." These young highschool players will want to be considered one of the best 14 that Michigan are recruiting and it will make them want it more. The fact that Michigan didn't get any unanimious 5 star athletes last year is just disappointing. I don't think it's coincidence that Florida and Texas are some of the best teams in the nation each year, sure they have great coaches, but they also have some of the best recruiting classes year in and year out with top end talent. You can argue all you want stars don't matter, and sure in some cases like Mike Hart it doesn't, but if you look at some of the big name schools and their recruiting classes, yes stars matter.
I understand that the coaches know what they're doing and I have faith in them but I'm just a little disappointed that we haven't been seeing some more top end talent. Sure, some of these players may be under the radar but out of the several under the radar players we've been taking.... how many of those are actually going to pan out? Yes the coaching staff are experienced recruiters but the national recruiting websites are experienced as well, it's their profesion. So, I have to agree with Backusdou and the rest of the people who aren't thrilled to see this commitment. Hopefully I'm eating my words in a few years.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||I know where both sides are coming from||
I can understand where everyone on this board is coming from and I can't decide which side I'm on yet
Side A: The coaches are the Pros at recruiting and obviously they know what's best for the future of Michigan football. They spend countless hours trying to find the best talent in the nation to come and play for the Wolverines. If they offered this kid and accepted his commitment, well obviously he must be good. From looking at the film he has great hands and is pretty good with the jump ball. He's still young and may have his coming out party during his Sr. year and we will see everyone offer him.
Side B: The University of Michigan is one of the most historic college football programs of all time. We should only be accepting commitments from the best recruits in the nation. We have a very limited number of spots this year and they should be reserved for the very best athletes in the nation. The coaches can't afford to be filling up valuable spaces so early in the game. Michigan shouldn't have a ton of 3 star talent and a few 4 star men.
Again, I'm torn between the two camps. I guess I just have to have faith in coach Rod.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||The more time goes on||
The longer he goes without committing to us the more skeptical I am that he will actually sign with us. He was suppose to be a verbal last summer, then in the fall, and then in December. I just doubt more and more he will come to Michigan each day and I think a large part that feeling has to do with my hopes being built up 8-10 months ago and nothing coming of it. I hope he goes go blue but I must admit that I'm a little worried after the past couple months of built up expectations.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||I'm sorry||
But I don't really want Arnett and I don't care if he does go to State. I spent some time recruiting for a small division III college and spent a lot of time watching film and looking at prospects. Now, by no means am I a professional but in my own personal opinion I don't like what I see when watching Arnett's tapes. I don't personally see him ever being a big time player in the college ranks, just average. He's very undersized and needs to put on a lot of weight, I wasn't empressed with his YAC, he seems to go down when he's touched. I was really turned off when I saw how often he ran out of bounds instead of battling for the extra yards. He does have good hands and speed but his route running was average and needs a lot of work. Again, I'm not a professional and I'm sure Division I recruiters know more and see more than I do but that's just my personal opinion.
With that being said, he will never be Charles Rogers and I'm personally happy that he won't be taking up a spot next year on our limited scholarship. Again, many of you have different opinions and I respect that, this is just my own opinion. Feel free to come back in 3-5 years and neg bang me to death if I'm wrong.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||Miller||
Well it looks like it's time for Ricardo to give him a call and work his magic.
But seriously some of the biggest things big time highschool recruits look at is early playing time and being developed to compete at the next level. In my personal opinion, he has a way better chance of starting at Michigan his Fr. year than any other school he is looking at.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||Poll||
I think this post calls for another mgoblog poll.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||Can't find them||
I can't find them on finishline.com, whats the name of the shoe?
|5 years 23 weeks ago||*Sigh*||
Those were the days, where winning seem to come easy and bowl games were nothing but formality.....Times sure have changed.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||Love the poll||
and I agree it should be stickied.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||Long shot||
Sure it may seem like a long shot but as we learn each year, it's not over til the fat lady sings. Coach Rod has shown he can win big name recruits over so I'm still optomistic until signing day. I'm not certain what msu's depth chart looks like but we can offer him a lot of playing time and chance for a starting job and that's always a plus.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Obi||
Although I agree with you, I haven't given up on Obi yet. He had a really great year two years ago and, I may be mistaken, he was leading the team in tackles last year before he got sat down. He is one of the leaders on the defense and I think he will have a big year.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Dorsey||
I feel like Dorsey has to gain some weight and learn to wrap on his tackles before I would be comfortable with him playing SS. I would much rather have him at free with all of his speed and ball hawking abilities.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||And yes||
And yes he did smoke me in every event...
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Ginn||
I remember running track my senior year against Ginn Jr. By this point who had already committed to OSU and we got to talking about football and how I was a Michigan fan. He was actually a really nice guy, I don't think you can say as much about his dad. Anyways, I really had no interest on recruiting at the point but he had told me it was a really tough decision between OSU and Michigan and that he was actually on the Michigan sidelines for the big game that year. He claimed the only reason he choose to go to OSU was because he had family close to Columbus and he would be closer to his mom, take it for what it's worth. To this day I still wonder how many more kids we would be getting from Glenville if Ginn Jr. would have came to Michigan instead.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||All I'm saying||
is that they barely lost to WVU, Pitt, Cinci, and UNC. All four of those teams, I believe, Michigan would have really struggled with last year, especially Pitt and Cinci. I'm just as die hard a fan as all of you but I'm just being realistic.
I also have to agree that the team themselves aren't overlooking them but I have to disagree and say that a lot of the fans are looking at the schedule and saying "UCONN, easy win" and moving on. A majority of you posting on here aren't saying that but on other post on here in the past few months a lot of people have been passing this game of as an for sure win. There were two post this morning that implied just that.
And no I don't have a gambling problem and no I'm not concerned with Michigan covering the spread. All I wanted to point out was that UConn was 6-0 ATS on away games and obviously they play their best ball on the road.
All I wanted to get out there was that this team shouldn't be over looked and it will be a huge win for Michigan to start the season like that. This is a tough opening game, it's going to be a great one to watch, this is why I had my wife's sister have her wedding the weekend before when she suggested the weekend of the 4th. I think this is one of the tougher games we will play all year behind OSU and Wisconsin, just my opinion.