"He's a hard worker, and he watched me and Tim (Hardaway Jr.) and Nik (Stauksas) put work in to become (first-round picks), and I'm just happy he's getting better," Burke said. "It's great for the program, too. It shows what type of program the University of Michigan is and the direction it continues to go in."
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|3 weeks 3 days ago||My point was he HAS had||
My point was he HAS had success before coming to michigan. He turned both Ball State and SDSU around. Those programs had no success in anything before hoke showed up. You said coach B was the only one of the two with any true success prior to this job, your wrong. No he never one a title with those teams, but he did have great success.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||gosh||
Stop hitting on me.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||The Big Douse Douse = wet||
The Big Douse
Douse = wet thoroughly :)
|3 weeks 4 days ago||excuse me...||
Read, review and retract your statement.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Horford||
|26 weeks 4 days ago||//V\\||
Syracuse ** FINISH HIM.
I'm trying to watching Meechigan gosh dag it!
|26 weeks 4 days ago||//v\\||
|26 weeks 4 days ago||This QB||
This Garoppolo looks like he could be very good at the next level.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Open||
Gallon keeps getting open. These QBs need to get it to him. One nice catch though.
|31 weeks 2 days ago||Funny?||
What did Cenderella say when she got to the Ball?
Why doesn't Santa Claus have any children?
He only comes once a year, and when he does it's down the chemneyy.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Analysis||
I believe a defense analysis next to the offensive output would give a better trend of overall output and where this team is going. If we're able to win with less O. output and a better D i'd still be fine with this.
|34 weeks 4 days ago||Question?||
Is it bad that I'm starting to hate watching Michigan football? My favorite team in the land has caused me to much heartache and headaches. Just terrible - terrible offensive football. I just can't do this crap anymore SMDH.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||yes||
Yes you can. It's called dyn-ooo-mite. Buy a few sticks and light the wick. Walk away with shades on and music playing.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||34 UofM 28 MSU||
|40 weeks 1 day ago||Depth||
Could this problem be occurring because of depth. Having the same guys go all game doesn't seem to be working. They're getting beat against the fresh Defensive line. Do any teams constantly switch in and out offensive lines?
Also I'm not sure if Al gives Gardener the option to audible pre-snap. If he does have this option the running game should be put on his shoulders also. They're overloading one side, how do you not audible to the other side in this situation. Also if they're loading the box, he should be switching up to quick slants, or the deep ball to keep him honest. I just don't see enough pre-snap audible, and reads to keep teams honest. It's very easy to read what we're about to do once we line up.
Do you think a quicker paced offense would allow the running game to develope more? It seems to be the trend in the NFL right now.
|40 weeks 4 days ago||Proved you wrong||
Texas has looked great all game - Big Upset. Greg Robinson has really turned this team arond ... never thought i'd be saying that.
|40 weeks 4 days ago||Texas - OU||
Wow texas might pull off a real upset here. Greg Robinson has really turned that defense around .... never thought I'd say that.
|40 weeks 4 days ago||score||
|40 weeks 4 days ago||Round 1||
Round 1 ... FIGHT!!
UM 35 PSU 21
|42 weeks 3 days ago||Minn. Mich.||
Minn - 23
|43 weeks 3 days ago||Also||
Also on a side note the OSU thing is dumb. You see this with every single spread team. They're built to exploit weakness. Why do you think RR and every other teams kill lesser opponents. It's not because the scheme is amazing, it's because they have better athletes. This is the same reason why when they face Alabama they get shut down. The spread is a pretty system but will not work against a just opponent. If OSU played Alabama in the championship last year they would have gotten destroyed, just like any other spread team.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||Scheme||
I’m sorry but you cannot blame this on scheme. This type of Offense does work. You have examples of this throughout the NCAA. Borges has had great play calling thus far. It is not up to him if the team produces on the field. I have seen more variation this year and I’m still excited to see what it will be in the future. He is getting explosive player involved (Northfleet end around) and other play calls. Why would you be calling for a new Offensive coordinator when he is doing what’s asked of him. While many have forgotten what was once Michigan, this offensive is the extremely expanded version of the three yards and a cloud of dust. If anyone is to blame it’s Funk. I’m not at that level yet though, as described in my previous post. Teams such as Stanford and Alabama run this system with great success. The offensive line has not developed into that caliber yet, but you see glimpses. The problem is we have zero depth. The Dline subs in and out all game to stay fresh. You don’t see that on the Oline. This is what I’m most worried about with the line. They’re not willing to go all out on every play because you don’t have anyone waiting to come in once you need a breather. That will come in the future with recruiting and player maturation. A dominate Oline does not establish over night, and to reach Alabama and Stanford level three years is pushing it. You only have a certain about of recruits from each class, if you thought someone was better than they turned out to be – it will set you back another year. That’s why the recruiting process is such a big part of the game.
I’m sure you’ll respond with something like MSU does it with nobodies. My response to that is the fact that MSU has to make them work. Not only that but he’s been in Lansing for a very long time. Their system is a well oiled machine. The problem though is the limited upside they have with this process. They will never be a national title team. They can be a good team, a top big ten team, but will never consistently be in the running for the championship. That is what we are striving for.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||Chesson||
You have to remember he had his guy beat, great positioning if Gardner threw an average ball. The problem came when he missed short. This results in Chesson now having stop fast than the CB moving slower than him, and come father back to the ball. He probably wasn't expecting him to throw it short either with his separation. This first INT may also be the reason he slowed down on his second route because he didn’t want him to throw it short again.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||Serviceable||
I don't believe it is far to throw funk under the bus. While the line doesn't look the best you can just as easily say this is on Devin and Toussaint. Devin has zero pocket prescience. He is provided a pocket a lot of the time but moves out of said pocket. This results in added pressure and gets blamed on the line. Not only this but when he feels any type of pressure instead of stepping up into the pocket, keeping his eyes down field he does a reverse spin move which causes him to lose sight of his WR and D. As a result of this the line has to hold the block for even long so he can make reads all over again.
Fitzgerald Toussaint is to blame for many of the running failures also. He does not trust his line to establish anything for him. You saw late in the game when he began to run what was given to him. The O line was establishing an edge the majority of times. He decided to cut up into the Defense instead of just taking what the oline is creating. He needs to locate a hole and take it rather than just run up hole 1 because that’s what AL called. Many of his TFL were a result of him being single minded and trying to run exactly at the hole called. I do believe this is a result of him being out so long. His vision during the game was diminished greatly, but late in the game you could tell it was starting to come back. I hope that is a sign of things to come though because it will make everyone look better.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||B.Edwards||
This man just doesn't seem to care. I don't think he's played with heart since he left Michigan. He has the ability to take over the game, and you see glimpses at times, but then he just seems to go through the motions. Hopefully he finds a team that will push him before he's to old. I think having him on the Lions would be good for both Michigan and Detroit. Possibly a "Home is where the heart is" quote could be inserted here.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||Avery||
Avery was a real surpise for me at safety, and as a captain. Hopefully that means he's taken that next step. He was always a good zone CB so hopefully that will translate into multiple picks playing centerfield. Lets hope he's good to go by the ND game.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||28 minutes of hard play.||
The main point, while nothing new, is this team takes time off. They play hard for 12 minutes and take six off. Second half comes along and Michigan takes six minutes off and then plays the last 12 hard. I think CoachB needs to find or delegate a coach to light a fire under the team’s rump. They have no reason to not play all 40 minutes 100%. They have the talent to win every game but because they're not willing to put forth the effort it doesn't happen.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||44?||
Not trying to be rude but how'd you come up with the 44 minutes.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||You know what I mean.||
Gosh all I could think about after the first minute was how many times he said you know what I mean... you know what I mean.
- Great coach though, super excited. Looks like he'll bring ever more passion to the coaching staff.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Post-Game||
I took my nephews over to get autographs after the game and saw him. He was in a soft cast. He didn't look like he was in pain signing autographs for all the kids. Though he didn't grab the football/papers with his hurt arm.