- Member for
- 4 years 33 weeks
- View recent blog entries
|2 days 2 hours ago||You answered your own||
|5 days 3 hours ago||Wabbit Season!||
|5 days 23 hours ago||Now they are incredibly young||
The available players
Healthy; MAAR, Dawkins, Donnal, Lonergan, Dakich, Beilfeldt
Years: FR, FR, RS FR, SO, SO, SR
Playable; Hatch, Irvin, Walton
Years: FR, SO, SO
So Beilein is going to put a game plan using 4 freshmen, 4 sophomores and 1 senior
I know he made a run in the tournament with a starting 5 of SO, JR, FR, FR, FR a few years ago, but man, Beilein deals with some young players.
|1 week 2 days ago||20 channels?||
We only had 5 in the 80s (and most of 90s).
|1 week 2 days ago||Come on||
It's not like announcers tend to repeat the same story about a player over and over and over again. Otherwise, we would of heard more about how Kovacs used to be a walk on or how Trey used to want to play for OSU or...
|1 week 2 days ago||During dead period||
Was Senior not allowed to talk to Junior? It would make for strange family dinners:
Senior: Dear, can you tell your son that he needs to look at Michigan
Wife: (sigh) Junior, your dad wants me to tell you that you should give Michigan a chance.
Junior: Listen Mom, you tell dad it's my decision and I will decide on my own time
Wife: (sigh) Do I really have to keep repeating this? I mean you're both right here, I know you both hear what each other is saying.
|1 week 3 days ago||I liked seeing him on campus||
He had the big hair and big smile everywhere he went.
I liked watching Renes play because he went to my highschool and was a really cool guy. I didn't know him since he was a senior when I was a freshman, but my brother knew him pretty well and he was super nice. He was a lot smaller than you'd think for a NT, but he was rediculously strong.
|1 week 4 days ago||Rebuttle.||
I grew up in holland and couldn't imagine growing up in a city when I was younger. I spent my summers at the beach which I could ride my bike to. Yes I couldnt have pizza delivered, but I also had tons of woods to explore and dunes to go sledding. Yes, driving anywhere was 10 minutes away roughly, but since there was little traffic you knew exactly how long it would take you know matter what time of day vs cities and rush hour that can double or quadruple a commute. Grand Rapids airport is close and easy to get to and is a lot of times cheaper to fly out of than detroit. My wife (girlfriend at the time) would fly in there because it was cheaper to fly from Boston to GR than to detroit.
Just a different lifestyle.
|1 week 4 days ago||Things to think about||
I live in Plymouth (downtown area) and have been trying to decide if I should stay and redo the house or if I should move to another house. The housing market in this area (Northville, plymouth) is insane. Houses go up and off the market in a few days. So just know that housing market is crazy. We also looked at building in South Lyon. There is a lot of development there. If you do go that route I'd recommend Healy. Their sales people/ office folk suck, but their builder and lady who run it are very knowledgeable and willing to work with you to customize their stock homes how you want.
If you are free to go wherever, I grew up in Holland and it is a great place to raise a family, especially if you live on the north side. The schools are good, the taxes are low, the downtown is really great and there are tons of beaches to go to on the north side. There is also some industry there and you are close to GR. Good luck. I know my wife and I struggle with where to live all the time.
|1 week 6 days ago||Mother of God||
He was fast. My memories aren't very strong of his time since I was in middle school when he was at Michigan. But outside of Bo Jackson, and I don't remember many backs with his combo of speed, size, vision, and balance/footwork.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Typical lunch||
Chicken sandwhich (sometimes BBQ chicken sometimes spicy buffalo from meijer deli) with mayo
a jello cup or vanilla pudding cup
V8 Spicy tomato juice thing
A combo of these things. Yes I have about a boring of lunch as you can possibly have, but my sense of taste and smell suck so fancy foods are wasted on me. I have nothing to add to the Zingerman/ Maize and blue deli? debates, as I can hardly taste the nuances required to enjoy such food masterpieces. I also just where button down shirts with sleeves rolled up (most of the time) and kakis or jeans. It is amazing I ever even nabbed a wife, haha.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I can appreciate this||
My wife laughs at me when she asks what I want for my lunch and I pretty much tell her the same thing everytime. I'm ok with this, cause I don't want to think about what I need to put in my lunch, and I'm ok with eating almost the same thing every day. I also hate having to think about what I'm going to wear to work, and now that I have kids, I hate picking out clothes for them in the morning. Stupid little decisions that don't really matter in the long run.
I'm with you OP.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Which ones||
So I can make sure I stay away from them I mean.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I'm ok with censorship here||
This is a Michigan Sports blog. Censoring out certain things such as politics, religion, and sexy pictures helps to strengthen the message and main priorities of the blog.
This is not a censorship of ideas in regards to Michigan sports. There is also ample room within the contraints of the rules for individualism through the avatar, username, and tagline.
Even the freer posting sites like 4chan have moderators to keep certain categories decent and on topic.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I am already in the double digits for Ws||
I know this has been discussed, but;
One of the best interior lines in the league, with a very veteran inside linebacker corps. The edge of the line has shown some flashes from Charlton and Mario.
The Corners are stacked with Countess, Lewis, Peppers, and Stribling.
Safety play has not been elite, but they have I thin k4 upper classmen with experience to fill 2 spots
The OL returns 6 guys with starter time for the 5 OL positions
TE and fullback have shown at end of season to be blocking and catching. Plus they add in a huge pass catching tight end into the mix this year
RB is stock full of talent. I think it comes down to Drake (if healthy) or Isaac, but there is at least enough with a veteran line in front of them
WR has a lot to prove, but plenty of competition to get them there. A few veterans with some major talent behind them (ways and harris).
QB is the big question mark, however, if the line is blocking, the running backs are a threat again, and receivers get some separation and make plays, combined with a simpler reads, better QB coaching, and better contraint plays, I think they can find at minimum a game manager with bursts of productivity.
Obvious kool aide is obvious, but even outside the coaching upgrade, this is the most complete, veteran/ talent team in a long time.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Ummm, reports are mostly correct||
I mean, Michigan had to settle for Harbaugh when they couldn't even get Duke's coach. I mean, Michigan just can't get their guy it seems.
I also have a feeling that these articles would get written no matter how good the coach or the assistants are. It seems en vougue to rip Michigan as a program in the past who just can't get their guy, and isn't the elite program it used to be. I'm guessing Alabama had similar articles for years before they landed Saban.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||This really confused me||
I stared at Vermont Wolverine's avatar of prints in snow? for a long time trying to figure out what was vulgar before finally moving on and realizing there was another poster sent away.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Chesson is still a great blocker||
He was injured so that is why he wasn't out there blocking at the end of the season. Not sure if you were insuinuating he had dropped off, but he was still great at that.
Lack of big plays this year is a lot on the recievers though. If they aren't blocking well or creating separation, then big plays have no chance of happening. We saw that this year.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Green's balance||
Green is fast for 220, however, 220 means that you expect some power. I'm far from an expert, but I htink Green's balance is a major problem. He misses a lot of holes, and I am not sure if he's missing the read, or he doesn't have the ability to make that hard cut into the hole based on his body control and balance. As others have mentioned, he goes down easily, and this is mainly due to shoelace tackles, which means he does not run with balance for all the weight. Smith shows great balance and feet churning, but doesn't have the speed to hit holes cleanly and create space once he gets past the first line of defense (if he does).
I am really hoping that Isaac has the power, speed, and balance and ability to read the defense to be a complete back. Otherwise my preference would still be Drake.
I really miss watching Denard and Hart run. Both had that really quick initial burst that allowed them to be patient and follow blocks until the hole opened up. I know Denard gets most of his attention for his speed, but he always showed great patience in following his blocks.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||11 Years ago||
Engineering toughness (according to other students) was roughly;
Chemical/ EE/ Nuclear
Mechanical/ Aero/ Civil
There are other disciplines, but I didn't really know much about them. I think it ends up being what you are good at though. I was struggling in the School of Natural Resources before switching over into Mechanical Engineering, where I have done much better (in school and professionally). I always thought it was weird how much emphasis engineering students put on their degree being harder than others in LSA and then trying to order toughness of the engineering disciplines.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Damn||
I'm 20 miles east of Ann Arbor. Looks like they won't be my neighbor.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Haha, he ruined this account||
but saved his other account from being outed. Unlike the RDT outing that busted both the guys accounts.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I can only imagine||
a House type team working on your case when you explained all of the tests and different diagnosis you have had.
Hopefully there is a positive diagnosis and a treatable one.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Block M was around||
way before we had a CMO and will be around way after. Perhaps we should consider a fleeting relationship with this schmuck
|6 weeks 4 days ago||There should be||
lots of options if some of the guys can get healthy. This may be one of those additions by subtraction (I know what you're all thinking but hear me out). Funchess is an elite talent that you had to have on the field, but his production at Michigan wasn't there this year. He's one of those players you need to play if you have, but I think he took plays off and wasn't always putting in 100%. If he wasn't putting on blocks, or running crisp great results, then he wasn't adding as much as we needed him to.
Now that his slot is opened up, it allows for a lot of unproven players a chance to compete, and competition is good. Ways, Chessen, Norfleet, Darboh, Canteen, Dukes, Harris and others is a pretty good list of guys to fight for three spots. I also think Butt and Bunting will add a lot to the passing acumen of the team. I think Funchess is a loss, but if he wasn't playing 100%, it's less of a loss than you'd initiall think.
The QB situation is..well...I hope the next coach has simple reads so the QB can just play.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Why do you think he isn't a Plan B guy?||
I really think it's Harbaugh and then a huge gap.
Herman seems to have a lot more upside than a lot of the other coaches. Miles is old (do we really want another coaching search that quickly) with people possibly against him for recruiting and other discrepancies, and Mullen and Stoops are not sure hires/ would want to come.
I really think Herman would be a solid plan B. I really would not be stoked to hire Narduzzi. I'm not a huge fan of the way he has handled the rivalry. Seems like he would not be genuine if all of the sudden he took the Michigan job and loved everything Michigan.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||I've seen you make this comment in multiple threads||
You might not be wrong that TCU should be in the playoff, but your reasoning for why is wrong. All rankings before the final projection really shouldn't matter. Before Saturday, the selection board was missing 8% of the data they needed to make the final decision. Up until that point, it's really just an approximation. Yes TCU blew out a team 55-3, but the team they blew out wasn't an impressive team compared to the 13th game that the conference champs had to beat.
If you want to argue that althoughFSU is undefeated, other one loss teams have looked better over the course of the season, that is a reasonable argument. One that the committee must have made. Arguing that a team that was ahead didn't lose, and thus, can't drop, is a poor way of looking at the entire season and refuses to rectify any mistakes in previous assumptions.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||How does||
everyone seem to know who this guy is with a new account? Is it because he directs to his blog? I don't know who he is and am a cereal reader of the blog
|7 weeks 4 days ago||So||
do you think he may tap the IM Flag Football coach who made that famous run this year in the B league to lead his team to a championship?
If so, I'm on board. That was a brilliant display of coaching when he decided to get the one kid who played QB in HS and those two super fast kids and came up with the long bomb plays as well as the quick dump offs to the really fast kid.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Agreed||
He's not going to juke guys with his ball handling, but I think his drives to the rim are already leaps better than THJ or GRIII. They always seemed to falter in traffic. Small sample sizes shows that this will be part of Irvin's game. Having a 3 point specialist who can attack the rim is dangerous. If he can show some vision when he attacks (with some dishes), he may start to quickly move up draft boards.