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|6 hours 22 min ago||Just about to say the same||
I like but hate when Michigan is in a recruiting battle against Kentucky in basketball and Alabama in football. I get my hopes up, only to play debbie downer when I think of the past battles.
|1 day 5 hours ago||Corey Lacanaria||
He reminds me a lot of Gallon. Not very big, and not sure if elite fast, but their quick cuts and routes just get them open, and then have sure hands to make the catch. Hopefully I remember to watch him in a couple games.
I loved the rest of it. Lots of intensity where you know that they did not want to lose. I really liked seeing the different commits to schools and players competing against each other. I'm guessing they get to know and like each other in the camps, which adds to the intensity to beat each other on game day.
|1 day 9 hours ago||I really like||
Papa John's Pizza :(
|2 days 4 hours ago||"Tried Hard"||
Gardner vs OSU - Threw for 451 yards with a 71% Completion @ 10 yards / pass attempt with 4 TDs vs 0 INTs = Tried Hard
Morris vs KSU - Threw for 196 yards with a 63% Completion @ 5.2 yards / pass attempt with 0 TDs vs 1 INTs = Made O-line look good
I truly think that Morris can be good, but don't think he's there yet, which is fine, because he hasn't even been here a year. However, I think you are selling Gardner just a little short on what he has and can do.
|2 days 5 hours ago||This year would have been a huge upset too||
and you saw what happened.
Personally I don't see a huge increase from a junior Braxton to a senior Braxton. He is great, and I don't think that will change. I do think that the losses will be felt on their OL and in losing Hyde. I think our defense makes a jump as well, which will help to reduce their offensive output even further. I do think it will be hard to replicate last years offensive output against them, but I don't think it's unheard of that they could be very proficient by that time of the year.
I also think you overestimate State. They are going to be a very good defense, but Dennard and Lewis will be missed. A drop in defensive production from top 2 to 10 is possible and significant. They also had a lot of issues on offense last year early (like completing a pass) that they overcame as their offense gelled. I like our chances to have an offense gel by that time.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Don't discount||
the losses on OSU's Oline and Hyde. That was a recipe for disaster against our undersized defense. If we are improved on front 7 and they are slightly worse at OL and RB, that swings the game in our favor. Although Gardner had a hell of a game last year.
|2 days 7 hours ago||I'll jump on this bandwagon||
I think that we will beat MSU though and possibly lose to OSU. I think that Michigan's offense has gelled by that time and can provide enough counters to soften a slightly less good MSU defense.
The loss could also be to ND since the game is so early and Michigan will be missing a few key contributers who will be key later in the year. I'd take a ND loss and MSU and OSU wins any day for a chance at the BIG championship.
I hate that I do this to myself every year.
|2 days 8 hours ago||It is an attribute||
but I'm arguing the point that it is not as important an attribute as some make it out to be. Is it nice to have? Yes, but there are a ton of other things that are more important. Banks (Iowa), Smith (OSU), Brees (Purdue) are just a few examples of smaller QBs that have excelled in college. I just think that if he is a legit 6'1", then his height is not that big of a drawback. The batted down passes were just one argument people have against "smaller" QBs that isn't always the case based on release point and how fast the ball gets out.
Your point about the running backs is what I am trying to make. Size and speed is a huge metric when it comes to RB. By all accounts, Carlos Brown should have been the better running back than Hart, but we know that wasn't true. If I'm looking for RBs I am still looking for fast and big, but I've learned that I should not discount a player solely based on some metric for the "ideal" player. Hart showed he was a good football player all through high school and continued in college. Malzone has shown to be a good football player in games in high school and I think this is more important than an inch or two in height.
|2 days 9 hours ago||Over my head||
|2 days 9 hours ago||I feel the height issue is too harsh||
(not by you but in general). Plenty of "short" QBs have been very successful in a whole lot of different offenses and 6'1" (if truly a 6'1") seems more than tall enough with a high release point, which it appears he has. The most batted balls at the line I can remember came from our 6'6" QB.
|2 days 9 hours ago||I know very little||
but it appears his mechanics look good. His initial first step seems to be large, and his resulting steps seem to keep his rear foot properly spaced. I thought I remember the depth and number of steps is more dependant on the scheme than anything. RR used a quick three step throw a lot, while more prostyle use a longer drop. He also keeps the ball high and tight and appears to have a quick delivery.
You are right though, it doesn't matter how well a player throws and moves in controlled drills. QBs are made when the pocket is callapsing and keeping these mechanics under pressure. I rmember that being one of Brady's best traits when he played here. While freshman/sophmore Henson had more talent (arm strength and speed), Brady seemed to be the same no matter what the situation and was masterful in the pocket.
|2 days 10 hours ago||I call my plays||
from behind the QB when I'm on my X-box.
|3 days 4 hours ago||I don't believe||
you are sorry at all.
And Defense, I would like to see Taco and Thomas break out as they have a lot of talent, size, and speed and could be great if they match that with tecnique and football smarts.
On offense, I do think Smith will do well, but this will be based on improvements on the line more than his developement. I would take a moderate cohesive OL over couple All Big players coupled with no chemistry.
Not sure if Butt can be considered a possible break out based on last years performance, but he will be very good and I think Bunting will be in this year as well. Look for a Funchess, Butt, Bunting, Darboh goal line package at some point.
|4 days 6 hours ago||Some of those blocks||
are almost as good as the run itself.
|1 week 1 day ago||I agree||
I am an engineer but started in the SNRE. I found that I did not belong and was weird for taking calc and physics classes as my electives. I decided to switch to engineering where I'd get to do the stuff I really enjoyed. I still was going to college to get a career so I could live, and was lucky enough to get a field that matched what I like.
I also think it is ok for players to enjoy football AND get paid for it. I don't think it has to be one or the other.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Wow||
That's a bold comparison, which I'd gladly take, but I also saw the same comparison in Ace's hello post by someone.
I liked that I read he keeps his feet high. If he can avoid some of the arm tackles that can tend to trip up some of the taller backs, i'd be quite happy as well. Hopefully he can block. Seems to be one of the major deficiencies the backs had the last few years outside of Vincent Smith.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I'm guessing||
they also were planning on getting up early to go to church in their version as well.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||All it takes is once||
to become a trend on the internet. Just ask Lloyd Brady.
I tease cause I care
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Personally||
If he is the best bcak, I want him on the field. If he is not, then a RS is fine.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||One of my favorite backs to watch||
was Minor, and it sounds like he is somewhat comparible. There always seemed a little chaos when Minor had the ball, which was fun to watch. I'd take a comparible back if that is what we are getting.
I definetely don't remember the backfield being this big for a long time. (size of backs not quantity)
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Ace, It's probably best you didn't have the write up||
Commits tend to occur when you are least prepared, like when you try to take a vacation. I'd like to think you played a small role in this.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I really hope||
to see a couple plays made up for him on offense. I love that his main position is going to be on defense, but, a guy with that speed, that can move a fluidly as he can, with that size, who is not afraid of a little contact?
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I'm guessing it was probably more||
I'm gueeing the guy drank even more than what he had said he did. His one friend could barely stand up. They couldn't remember what happened a half hour after the incident when they were interviewed, yet magically remember what happened later when they sobered up and found out who the incident was with?
I understand Lewan was wrong for punching a guy, but to me, there were very drunk OSU fans looking for trouble and finally found it with lewan's brother, who was also drunk. Lewan stepped in, punched the one guy, and broke it up and separated the group. There seems to be no additional kicks, punches, or anything else from Lewan. One, to help break up the incident.
It sounds like the OSU guys are lucky they didn't get a drunk and dissorderly conduct charge or something.
All I know is, when I was in middle school, I was bothering my much bigger (at the time) older brother and he slugged me in the stomach. My mom came in, said "were you bothering him?" I nodded as I was curled up in a ball, then "are you going to do it again?" and I decided no I would not. Sometimes these are just lessons that need to be learned.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Violence is not the answer, but...||
Lewan did not start the taunting nor the violence. He stepped in after something had already started. It sounds like he threw one punch, knocked the guy down, and got his party into the bar. It sounds like that is the consistent story (except Taylor is calling it a push, which I'm not buying).
These OSU fans were very drunk (falling down drunk), had a megaphone, trying to taunt Michigan fans. They are far from innocent in this.
I'm suprised you would not jump in to help your brother against people like this. Even if your brother was wrong for taking the bait, I would expect you to jump in to break it up, and that is what Lewan did.
Give him a hard time for twisting a head during the game, or for other incidents, but, to me, this is only being brought through because he is who he is, not because of what he did.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I believe you||
have summed up in a succinct argument, the true issue at hand here. Rape is a heinous crime that is difficult to prove and can be nearly as bad detrimental to be falsely accussed. I took a class called philosophy in law and rape was one of the topics we covered. In college, with young hormone fueled adults with their first chance at freedom and access to lots of alcohol, rape is a very confusing issue and problem.
I don't envy anyone in the process who has had to deal with rape, false accusations, or with making a judgement sure to affect both lives.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||You were spot on with a couple||
but the Theon for MSU would be a major upgrade. I also think that there is probably a better fit for UofM, but like you said, it is hard to figure out which one. I would have liked the Robb Stark for Michigan before, because it fit with the Theon, king of the North, and fighting with Tywin, but if you are being up to date, that doesn't work as well.
I've only read the books so not sure how the show is different. So Hodor was great, but I think Minnesota could possibly get a bigger role than hot pie.
Great post and a lot of fun, especially in the off season.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I guess||
you haven't met the NCAA.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||I think he can fit in fine||
however, my understanding of basketball is somewhat limited. Yes he does not appear to run the pick and roll like morris or Stauskus, but from my understanding, he appears to have a game more similar to Burke's, where there was a lot of slash to the basket and dish. Stauskus and Lavert, also appeared to do this a lot. This seems to be a solid alternate to the P&R when you don't have a dominate big that can isolation plays down low.
He just looks like he could be agreat distributer for the offensive weapons Beilein tends to pick up.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Good Luck||
My first is a year and a half and my second is due in June. we used to go to a couple games a year, but now it's really hard (especially since my wife works every other weekend as a nurse). Did take my son to a tailgate last year where he took some of his longest steps at the time across the golf course. He handled a pretty long day like a champ.
We'll continue to do more tailgates, but won't take the kids until the youngest is atleast 5 or 6 I'm thinking. Good luck and congrats.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Fracket?||
That's my guess