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|1 day 13 hours ago||What a quote||
"I don't golf. I coach football."
|1 day 13 hours ago||Not to mention||
Johnson is having his second knee surgery and Green and Smith will both be seniors when he's a freshmen.
|1 day 13 hours ago||James Franklin||
I wonder if he's scratching his head right about now??
Last year when he did the same thing, there wasn't a whole lot of talk about it. Now that Harbaugh is doing it, a bunch of people are up in arms. Is it because they perceive Harbaugh as a threat but not Franklin??
|1 day 19 hours ago||Actually||
Forget the year, pretty sure Alvarez was still coaching but watching a UM punt bounce off a Wisky player deep in Wisky territory late in the 4th quarter only to have UM recover to set up a game winning FG was pretty positive (and comedy).
|2 days 12 hours ago||What time||
do you think Michigan is going to get back from their game at Utah?
BYU at least gains two hours when they're flying home. Michigan is going to lose 2 hours. The sun is probably going to be rising Friday morning when the players finally get to their beds.
|4 days 11 hours ago||It ain't a beauty contest||
As Herm Edwards said - you play to win the game... and FSU won evrey game they played in the regular season. In this day and age when we cry about teams scheduling a bunch of cream puffs in the non-conference, FSU played Oklahoma St, Notre Dame, Florida and Citadel. Now, those teams didn't have the greatest of years but that's not FSU's fault. I'm guessing we could probably count on one hand the number of teams that play 8 conference games and schedule 3 of the 4 teams in the ooc from Power 5 conferences.
|4 days 15 hours ago||Continue to practice||
If you're on a medical scholarship, are you allowed to practice?
|4 days 17 hours ago||Even if Spike redshirts||
there's no room for Brown or Williams. A redshirt still counts as a scholarship. Now if Spike has to sit the year and pays his own way (ie - goess off scholarship for one year), then there is room for one more player.
|5 days 11 hours ago||Harbaugh||
has been hanging out with Beilein too much.
|5 days 18 hours ago||FEI rankings||
Granted FEI rankings aren't the end all be all but those 4 teams BYU played finished the year ranked:
Virginia - 35
Houston - 59
Texas - 73
UConn - 106
Michigan was 2-2 after 4 games and the FEI rankings for those 4 teams were:
Utah - 16
ND - 38
Miami, OH - 107
App St - 111
|6 days 11 hours ago||BYU||
also lost their starting QB in the 5th game, Taysom Hill. BYU was 4-0 entering the game. He was emerging in the Heisman discussion before he got hurt. If he's healthy this year, BYU will give UM a very stern test.
|1 week 1 day ago||How would this force the NBA's hand?||
If the NBA maintains their current rules, high school players still wouldn't be eligible for the draft. If the NCAA made freshmen ineligible, the NCAA would have essentially made it a 2 and done rule. I'm guessing there are very few players that NBA teams would be interested in drafting if those players did not play as freshmen.
|1 week 1 day ago||I think the bigger reason||
might be he found himself without any experienced big men this year. While the Kentucky game might have raised some eyebrows with Beilein, I don't know if you change your recruiting strategy based upon one game.
|1 week 2 days ago||I doubt BYU||
would be in favor of an 8pm start on Saturday. They are very strict about Sunday being the Sabbath. They request that their teams do not play any games on Sunday's. I doubt they would want to take the chance that a Saturday night game runs into the early hours of Sunday morning.
|1 week 4 days ago||Medical redshirt||
As WolvinLA2 mentioned a medical redshirt would still count as a scholarship so no scholarship would be freed.
A couple other things with the medical redshirt, and someone corrct me if I'm wrong:
1) The 'medical' part of the redshirt is not granted until the season is over. It has to be shown that the injury is what kept him out for the year (or whatever amount needs to be missed to qualify for a redshirt).
2) I was under the impression that a medical redshirt doesn't occur if a player hasn't redshirted yet. In Spike's case, he would just redshirt if the injury prevented him from playing. Now if you redshirt say your freshmen year and then later in your career have a injury that keeps you out, you could apply for a medical redshirt, which would be a 6th year of eligibility.
|1 week 4 days ago||Pittsburgh Pirates???||
I'm surprised no one has mentioned the Pirates as the worst organization. Historically they haven't been bad and have had a pretty good last couple of years but they just recently snapped a 20 year string where they had a losing record every year - the longest such streak in professional sports.
|1 week 4 days ago||The Marlins are interesting||
While in the grand scheme of the discussion they are a bad organization, they also have 2 World Series titles. There are way more organizations in professional sports with 0 titles then 2 titles since 1993 when the Marlins came into existence.
|1 week 4 days ago||Redshirts||
wouldn't really solve the problem, would they?
If Brown and Williams commit and Levert comes back, while playing time would be a tricky subject the bigger issue would be amount of scholarships available. A redshirt would free up some playing time but do nothing to alleviate the scholarship crunch.
|1 week 5 days ago||'Improved' oline||
Yeah, the oline improved throughout the year but if you go back and look at the Ufer's from early last year, one of the constant themes in Brian's summary of the offense was there were holes available but the rb's weren't finding them.
I'm not sure if the oline took a huge step forward the last 3-4 games of the year, rather I tend to think they had been performing decently all year and when Johnson started getting carries they had a running back who was finding the holes.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Second round picks||
are not guaranteed a contract. Only first round picks are guaranteed a contract. If you look back at the history of second round picks, most do not make an NBA roster.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Bunting??||
No talk about Bunting. Baring a big off-season and fall camp is he off the radar until 2016?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Kind of agree||
I think we all figured the defense was/is going to be solid in 2015 and that QB was going to a huge question mark. I think most of us are just hoping Harbaugh can get decent play out of the QB. I'm not expecting the QB to really have any monster games in 2015, but I'd rather not see the QB have awful games in 2015 (turnovers, missed reads, bad passes, etc.).
If the oline can continue to improve upon what appeared to be some decent progress at the end of the 2014, I'm bullish on the offense. Not that it will remind anyone of Yost's teams 100 years ago, but if there can be a decent running game and a QB who can move the chains I think we'll be okay on that side of the ball - not dominant but respectable.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Agree||
I'm not sold on either's pro potential - at least in terms of becoming a star. In college, they were playing with a loaded team. There were a number of guys who could score 20+ points on a given night. No one player was the focal point of the offense. If some of these Kentucky players were on a different team they might average 17-19 pts/game.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||To be fair||
in most of the instances where the defense gave up points late in the second quarter, the UM defense hadn't been on the field very much. While the offense hadn't scored a ton of points they had controlled the ball and it was the opponents defense that had been on the field more in the first half then UM's defense.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Agree||
As much as I like the fact the non-conference schedule is getting better, this is one year where I wish UM had 3 MAC schools and one decent opponent. It'd give the team and coaches a chance to see what they each can do on Saturday's.
However, like you, I think the OCC schedule is tougher then a lot of people think. Utah is a decent program and they are going to be sky high for a Thursday night prime time game in SLC against UM. Oregon St obviously plays in the Pac-12 and aren't going to be awed coming into AA. If BYU's QB is healthy, they are going to give the defense a strong test.
All 4 games are winnable, but it's not out of the question that UM could be 2-2 heading into conference play.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Matta - Agree||
I think he's a pretty good coach when it comes to defense but I'm not sold on his abilities to coach the offense. Almost every year, OSU seems to struggle on the offensive end.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||MSU||
They might not have been a great team but a lot of people were figuring they were going to take a step back in 2014/15. Instead, they finish 3rd in the regular season of the Big Ten, make it to the conference championship game in the Big Ten tourney and make it to the FF.
They might not have been great but that's pretty solid.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Youth||
I'm guessing Duke probably wasn't too far behind UM in terms of youth. They started 3 true freshmen and a true sophomore. One of the first subs off the bench for the wings was a true freshmen.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Replay||
While I can see where you could question whether he touched the ball, what you can't question is that the rotation of the ball changed significantly in mid air. The rotation change of the ball is only going to happen if it touches something or someone.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Actually||
if you're a bball ref for a pretty big conference you make some decent money. I'm sure most of them have other jobs. When I say decent money, they're not making 6 figures but they probably make 50-70K which is a heck of a lot more then what high school refs make.