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|6 hours 27 min ago||I remember him in one play, a||
I remember him in one play, a screen or something similar where his assignment was to go out and block one dude in particular. He executed. I mean, may as well have him in for a play like that if he's practiced it, but I don't think it means he's going to see much more time in the long run.
|7 hours 55 sec ago||I think the RBs vision on||
I think the RBs vision on zone runs would have looked a lot better yesterday if we had been practicing zone all camp. Instead, we've been trying to become a man team, so not a lot of coaching time has been devoted to zone. On man runs the problem was never vision, but lack of push. On zone runs, it was the opposite.
|7 hours 39 min ago||At one point (end of the||
At one point (end of the first half?) he said Michigan should "just let Utah get the first down", as if it wouldn't matter that we would let them into field goal position with a new set of downs at the end of the half. He definitely said some stupid stuff mixed in with the insight.
|7 hours 55 min ago||It's always a good feeling||
It's always a good feeling when Brian echoes my sentiments exactly after a game, makes me think I'm finally getting the hang of this smart football thing hah.
It hurt to see us try to run power over and over again with no push, only to switch back to inside zone late with some success (success mitigated by Smith's poor vision) - it was eerily 2014. On the 3rd and 3 where they ran off tackle to the left, I'd actually give Kalis a pass. It looked like that run was drawn up to go outside the tackle (where there was a hole - I thought Utah overplayed between the tackles on that play), but Smith just decided to pound it into the line as usual. I wouldn't mind giving Isaac extended time in the next few games. Assuming he has better vision, that is. He's still a decently powerful runner, and is a threat to catch out of the back field, as well as take runs to the house.
Also, while I liked the announcing crew, FS1 never really bothered with replays, which made things very hard to judge live.
|10 hours 15 min ago||Defense looked good as||
Defense looked good as expected, though I would love to see some real turnovers. Peppers looked like a beast and it's only a matter of time until he makes a highlight play. WRs were a pleasant surprise.
And hey, how about this: I still trust our coaches to turn this into a good team. I was able to watch that game without a constant sense of dread, which is a welcome change. I even remained happy after the game! That's just me practicing a more healthy way to be a fan, after the last few years nearly drove me to a psychotic break.
|11 hours 36 min ago||We'll see in the UFR, but||
We'll see in the UFR, but that play looked like it was meant to go outside the tackle (which was a wide open running lane, with two pulling blockers) and Smith just punched it up into a wall instead of following Kalis. Either that, or Kalis missed his read, but given how well the play looked like it could have worked if not for Smith messing up a read, I'm inclined to blame him.
|21 hours 55 min ago||I'm ok with a loss. I||
I'm ok with a loss. I expected one, to be honest. Utah is a good team.
But what's brutal is, that felt EXCACTLY like last year. Same strengths, same weaknesses, to a T. That's what made this game so bad.
|1 day 9 hours ago||"Khaki Charisma" sounds like||
"Khaki Charisma" sounds like a stripper name.
But I digress...
|1 day 9 hours ago||Blue Front (it's classy now!)||
Blue Front (it's classy now!) carries lots of Hacker Pschorr and other German imports. I'm not 100% sure about the Oktoberfest but I would call them and ask.
|2 days 6 hours ago||(No subject)||
|2 days 11 hours ago||Seems fair to me?||
Seems fair to me?
|2 days 11 hours ago||I think that would be cool as||
I think that would be cool as well, but we would need some sort of mgopoint/account verification (to avoid spamming and trolls) and some sort of community enforcement system (since mods won't be able to monitor such a chatroom 24/7). I like the general idea of a chatroom though!
|2 days 13 hours ago||7-5 wouldn't shock me... But||
7-5 wouldn't shock me... But I'm going with 10-2!!!
|2 days 23 hours ago||This might be an unecessary||
This might be an unecessary comment and it could very well be that he transferred because of this, but technically this is less of a reason as it is a prerequisite for a graduate transfer. I believe you're only allowed a grad transfer if the school you transfer to has a program your school doesn't offer, so this could be said about any grad transfer.
|3 days 5 hours ago||28-20 Michigan wins. We block||
28-20 Michigan wins. We block an extra point for the wonky score. We probably deserve to win by more than one score, but the game still feels pretty tense throughout. RabackFinest it.
|3 days 6 hours ago||Love these!||
|3 days 10 hours ago||Please. The tattoo thing was||
Please. The tattoo thing was definitely cheating and he got the punishment coming to him, but don't act like trying to cover up your players getting tattoos (gasp! the humanity!) makes him some villain. I don't find those actions and these that hard to reconcile.
|4 days 11 hours ago||This is correct. I thought||
This is correct. I thought praising his eye for talent would make that clear. As WolvinLA2 said, it's the same thing we say about Beilein.
|4 days 12 hours ago||Harbaugh bump. I think we'll||
Harbaugh bump. I think we'll see a lot of this in his time here, especially with QB recruits. Harbaugh has a great eye for talent.
|5 days 3 hours ago||Love it! The first few||
Love it! The first few minutes were really well produced.
Jabril at full speed is a sight to behold
|1 week 1 day ago||If this post made me tear up||
If this post made me tear up a bit does that make me crazy
|1 week 3 days ago||How about giving a voice to||
How about giving a voice to the fans, plain and simple. No longer do we feel like it's us vs them - Hackett gets what it means to be a Michigan fan and caters to that.
|1 week 3 days ago||All in the game.||
All in the game.
|1 week 4 days ago||I've thought the same thing.||
I've thought the same thing. Obviously the past 7 years have been miserable, but that's kind of what it took for the stars to align such as they have. Not saying I wouldn't change anything, but I don't know that Harbaugh happens any other way.
|1 week 4 days ago||OMG Shirtless||
|1 week 4 days ago||Looking forward to some||
Looking forward to some koalaty posts here, let's get it poppin!
|1 week 4 days ago||DONNIE!!! You would've been||
DONNIE!!! You would've been the good one!
|1 week 4 days ago||Agreed. My hope is that with||
Agreed. My hope is that with improved safety play and Peppers now in the mix, our defense will not just be good at stopping other teams, but might even be able to step in and win us a game or two early while our offense continues to gel (a la MSU a couple of years ago)
|1 week 5 days ago||Good job||
Writing is its own reward, but it looks like this could be a successful book, which is a nice cherry on top. Congrats!
|1 week 5 days ago||Yes, only briefly to say a)||
Yes, only briefly to say a) he appreciates us coming out, b) no phones, and c) he wanted us to cheer to simulate crown noise (I think they expected many more students to come out, as our noise really didn't amount to much)