this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|1 day 5 hours ago||Thread needs a new title||
the content in this thread has nothing to do with UM being a sleeper pick this year.
Possibly the best thread jack ever.
|2 days 9 hours ago||Trading Up?||
What do you mean by trading up? While Navy and Air Force have decent to pretty good teams, Army has been awful at football for a while now.
|2 days 11 hours ago||It's the old catch-22||
Everyone wants to utilize the best players as much as they can but they when someone gets hurt on special teams, it's 'why are they playing special teams'.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Not sure||
if you're implying that the man wearing #7 is Harbaugh, but that's more then likely Rick Leach.
|3 days 10 hours ago||Nebraska-OU||
That was lost before Nebraska went to the Big 10. When the Big 12 went to 2 divisions Nebraska and OU were in separate divisions and didn't play each other every year. They still played each other now and then but the annual rivalry had ended.
|3 days 13 hours ago||It will be interesting||
If Harbaugh brings UM back to what we all hope will be a consistent Top 10-15 program, it'll be interesting to see what happens with tickets. The last few years it's really been a no brainer to just go stub hub/secondary market for tickets.
If we start seeing matchup's like #12 MSU vs #6 UM or #3 OSU vs #5 UM in the big house, secondary prices are going to be through the roof. Even the less marquee games will see their demand increase.
|6 days 8 hours ago||The Quick Kick||
Used to see it every now and then back in the day but you never see it now.
|6 days 12 hours ago||True but||
I think you make some valid points but Bo's health issues also played a role in him stepping down as Head Coach.
|6 days 14 hours ago||Return yards||
While true that he has more return yards than those people, he also has waaaaay many more returns than the people you mention.
Number of kickoff returns:
Norfleet - 94
Derrick Alexander - 27
Anthony Thomas - 31
Amani Toomer - less then 27
Martavious Odoms - 54
Ty Wheatley - 31
Todd Howard - less than 27
Stanley Edwards - less than 27
|6 days 14 hours ago||Bear Bryant||
in one of the book's on Bo (can't remember the title, I'd have to check when I get home) Bo told a story about Bear Bryant. It was late in Bryant's coaching career and Bryant told Bo he essentially didn't have the fire in him to coach. Bo asked him why he didn't just quit. Bryant's response was along the lines that there were a lot of people whose jobs at Alabama were because of Bryant. When he (Bryant) stepped down all his assistants would have to find new jobs and more then likely a new coach would replace most of, if not all of, the office personnel and a lot of the suppot staff.
|1 week 6 hours ago||I don't know||
Gardner's 2013 season is one of the best passing season's a QB has ever had at UM. Gardner's 2013 passing stats are all over the single season records and most of them are near the top.
Now, if you said Gardner was broken by the end of the 2014 season, I'd agree 100%.
|1 week 7 hours ago||I'm guessing||
the next head coaching job the other guys got wasn't at one of the premier football schools in the country.
|1 week 15 hours ago||1999||
What game did Brady not start in 1999?
|1 week 15 hours ago||One could say||
getting the UM job after Bo retired was his Mulligan because his head coaching stint at Illinois didn't exactly set the world on fire.
|1 week 1 day ago||There was a fairly big write up||
on this blog about the play a year or two ago with interviews of Moeller and Holtz thrown in. If I remember correctly, there were 3 different options on the play and it was up to Grbac to decide which one to call when they got to the line.
|1 week 1 day ago||Hoke's eye for talent||
I think that's a fair question but at the same time recruiting highly ranked recruits is only half the battle. Developing them to be good college players and utilizing those players to maximize their strengths is the other half. I think most of us agree that Hoke and his staff weren't that great at the latter.
|1 week 1 day ago||Yeah||
If you're eligible for a 5th year, your first 4 years are essentially a tryout to see if you'll be granted a 5th year. Harbaugh wasn't here for these guys first 4 years so all he had was film to see what they did in games and then in spring practice to see how hard they work, attitude, coachability, etc.
|1 week 1 day ago||You must have stopped checking||
before you got to the early 80's when Clemson won the NC.
|1 week 3 days ago||Maybe I missed these||
but the 1991 ND game (Grbac to Howard). I'd also throw in the 1978 OSU-UM in Columbus. Tied 0-0 at halftime and then UM comes out and dominates the second half to win 22-0. I'd also put the '84 Miami (FL) game on the list.
Also, one of the most dominating performances I've seen between matchup of Top 5 teams - the 1997 PSU game.
|1 week 4 days ago||Antonio Bass||
was a recruit in the 2005 class and was getting plays called for him his freshmean year. While I doubt he would have supplanted Henne as QB, had Bass not gotten hurt I'm guessing he would have been getting a lot of reps at QB in 2007 when Henne went down. Should Carr maybe have tried for a more a high profile recruit in 2006, maybe but Carr was pulling him some pretty highly rated QB's everry couple of years.
|1 week 6 days ago||PSU undefeated years||
In 1968 I'm not sure how much their SOS played into it. By the middle of October the AP rankings went USC, OSU, PSU. The top 3 went undefeated the rest of the way so you had a #1 vs #2 matchup in the Rose Bowl.
In 1969, PSU was #3 heading into late November and wikipedia says "November 29 #3 Penn State which won at North Carolina State 33-8, had been considered for the Cotton Bowl Classic, where the Southwestern Conference champ (Texas or Arkansas) would go. Before Ohio State's loss, however, the players had voted to accept a bid to the Orange Bowl, because they preferred going to Miami instead of Dallas, even though the Nittany Lions went to the Orange Bowl the previous season and defeated Kansas 15-14. Certain to move up to #2 regardless of how the Texas-Arkansas game came out, Penn State unexpectedly had passed up a chance to go up against the #1 team in the nation.
So in 1969, PSU had only themselves to blame for not playing Texas in the Cotton Bowl in a matchup of what would have been #1 vs #2.
1973, yeah their SOS probably didn't help them.
|2 weeks 9 hours ago||Saturday||
is supposed to be pretty strong winds all day.
Part of the British Open has always been luck of the draw with regards to weather on Thurs and Fri.
|2 weeks 10 hours ago||Don't forget||
the US Open at Pebble Beach where he was the 54 leader and then shot something like 80 on Sunday. McDowell ended up winning it that year.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Texas deal||
Once Texas has the Mexico and China markets locked down, their deal is going to massive.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Blurry vision||
That's interesting about the blurry vision cause looking at the replay's, Kolesar came real close to stepping out of bounds.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Respectfully disagree||
I think it has more to do with Molk and the oline. Denard lined up next to Fitz in 2012 but Fitz didn't have anywhere near the same success as he did in 2011.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I kind of understand||
what you're saying but it's not Fred's fault he was the running back coach on some of UM's worst offenses. Fitz was a beast in the second half of 2011, and then the oline cratered in 2012 and 2013.
I'm not saying Fred is without fault but there were a lot of other problems going on with the offense that were probably out of his control.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Got Beilein too||
Marting hired Beilein.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Really||
Neither Auburn or Alabam were interested in Rackwon McMillan out of Georgia? According to Rivals the #1 inside LB recruit in the 2014 class?
Neither Auburn or Alabama were interested in Vonn Bell? 5* DB out of Georgia in the 2013 class who Rivals ranked as the #4 safety in the country.
Neither Auburn or Alabama wanted Joey Bosa? 4* defensive end from Florida who Rivals ranked as the #4 defensive end in the 2013 class.
Neither Auburn or Alabama wanted Michael Hill? 4* defensive tackle who rivals rated as the #1 recruit in South Carolina and the 10th best defensive tackle in the country in the 2013 class.
At least according to rivals all these guys show offers from Alabama and Auburn, and in Bell's case he visited Alabama, but all went to OSU.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Interesting||
Either Gus hasn't been playing attention to OSU's recruiting or there's a good amount of 4 and 5 stars from the South that didn't interest Auburn and Alabama.