I thought that myself when I read that article that talked about a Data Scientist(tm)
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|5 years 32 weeks ago||Bill Martin's job is to make money||
Bill Martin's job is to make sure that the athletic department is profitable. If you really want Michigan to schedule tougher opponents, organize a boycott of cupcake games. If the attendance for the Deleware State game is below 100,000, maybe that would be enough of a PR hit to force the AD to make a scheduling change.
|5 years 32 weeks ago||Oklahoma||
Just ask Oklahoma how to schedule. They played TCU and Cinci last year, two programs "perceived to be soft." All those opponents did was vault Oklahoma in front of Texas in the BCS.
|5 years 33 weeks ago||Not A Michigan game||
One game I would change, Michigan didn't even play in it. The play I am thinking of is the catch in the Nebraska/Missouri game in 1997. The receiver kicks it in the air and another Nebraska receiver scoops it before it hits the ground. Literally cost Michigan the outright title.
|5 years 40 weeks ago||40time||
40 time for a LB only matters if he is on kick coverage. As long as he can tackle, who really cares what his 40 time is.
|5 years 40 weeks ago||I kind of understand your post but||
winning would help a lot and so would more exciting games. You know, like actually moving the ball down field and scoring points. I went to the Utah, Miami, and Toledo games; and I seriously almost fell asleep during those games, not so much Utah, but definately the other two. I am a 24 year old student who's followed Michigan since I was a little, I make noise, but last years team was the definition of buzz kill.
I predict that the atmosphere will be much better this year due to the team being better and the offense being able to get first downs, thus creating the illusion that Michigan can actually win the game.
|5 years 41 weeks ago||I hope||
Tate doesn't go all Jay Cutler on Rich Rod because of this. You know, stop going to class, workouts, and eventually demanding to transfer to Ohio State. That would make a few headlines.
|5 years 41 weeks ago||You could argue||
that basketball is "faster" than football in the sense of as a point guard, you have nine guys confined in a relatively smaller space. Either way, he was a point guard that had to make good, quick decisions, read defenses..etc..
Bottom line, Michigan has three quarterbacks that are around six feet tall and weigh 180 pounds. Michigan needs as many guys that can contribute as possible because who knows how many could get injured.
|5 years 41 weeks ago||I like the taking away of reps argument||
because the problem last season was that we had too many quarterbacks in practice taking reps and thus Threet and Sheridan were totally unprepared for the season.
Let's see, there was Threet, Sheridan, Cone, Feagin, and I need help naming more...
|5 years 41 weeks ago||You know he worked out for an NFL team right||
You know the Packers wanted to take a look at him don't you? NFL teams tend to not waste time evaluating players they think have no potential whatsoever especially with the draft right around the corner. So, he must have some talent.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||How about||
|5 years 43 weeks ago||The Lions wouldn't have to trade #1 overall||
Denver doesn't want to have to pay the #1 overall pick. The Lions can trade the 20th and next years 1st round pick, but then they would have to pay Cutler and the #1 overall pick. It's a matter of whether the Lions want to pay Cutler and the #1 overall pick. That's a lot of money to dish out for a team with so many holes.
BTW, I would trade the first pick in a heartbeat for Cutler. He is a proven player that has a lot of playing time left. Cutler's record doesn't matter because where do you draw the line. Rex Grossman has a better record, but he isn't better then Cutler. Jake Delhomme has a better record, he isn't better then Cutler. At least that's what the Bears and Panthers think.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||I would say||
RR wants a passer who can run, being that he is recruiting so many wide receivers. I don't think he wants Jackson, Miller, Williamson, Robinson, etc.. to spend 4 years at Michigan blocking all of the time.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||I hope neither starts||
Jeremy Gallon is way better than both of those guys. He was an army all-american, which automatically makes him better then both Odoms and T-Rob.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Nothing to complain about?||
Utah did go undefeated and beat some ranked teams along the way. If you recall, the Mountain West beat up on the Pac-10 in the non-conference. Which at the time meant little, until the Pac-10 went undefeated in the bowl season. Utah also beat a team that was ranked number 1 for part of the year and came from the SEC.
P.S. Don't give me some BS about how Alabama didn't care and was overlooking them. That argument can be made every year by just about every team that loses their bowl game.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||It would only be a big deal||
if it is Justin Fargas bad and he would be out for this season. I know Sheridan wasn't very good last year, but remember he was obviously much better than Cone or Feagin or they would have seen time.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||That was pass interference,||
Pass interference and the occasional well-timed holding flag are the only judgment type flags that I see on a consistent basis that can impact outcomes, but there is also a level of consistency for both sides.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||I wasn't referring to actual statistics||
I was making an analogy. A 5 star high school kid is like a college kid taken at the top of the 1st round. They may not pan out at their respective next level, but they have more potential to succeed than those with lower ratings.
I was trying to give a perspective on recruiting rankings that people could relate to. Especially those who use the, they don't mean anything logic.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Goaline||
I wonder why the wildcat isn't used more often in goaline situations. That's why Tebow is so effective in short yardage: 1. There's an extra blocker 2. He can throw. Anyone that follows recruiting knows the number of skill position players that played qb in high school. They could easily make a 5-10 yard throw to an open receiver to keep the defense from crashing the line with all 11.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Questions about 16 team playoff or any playoff||
Where would these games be played?
The answers have to meet certain criteria.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||It does provide a legitimate champion||
because you are putting teams in a must-win situation against another TOP opponent. If you can't win when it counts, then you don't deserve to be champion.
Last season you had Florida lose to Ole Miss at home, USC lost to Oregon State on the road, Texas lost to Tech on the road, Oklahoma lost to Texas, Utah undefeated, Alabama loses to Florida. Only 2 of those teams get a shot at the title. Florida beats Alabama to get into the championship game, but Texas beats Oklahoma and doesn't get into the championship game. A playoff would take care of this problem along with the countless others that have happened in season's past. Auburn
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Agree||
There are over 100 teams in D-1 and only 2 get a direct shot at the title. The other problem is pre-season rankings mean way too much in determining a national champion. If you start the season ranked in the 30's, you have to be the only undefeated team at the end from a big conference to have a shot at the title. That's what is unfair.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Recruiting/NFL Draft||
Recruiting compared to NFL draft.
5 stars-1st round pick
There are first round picks that are busts as well as fourth round picks, but first round picks that succeed tend to become the best at their positions and pro bowlers.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||I will give Cramer some credit||
I give Cramer some credit for going on the show and letting Stewart do what he did. Could you imagine what would happen if Stewart would have done that type of interview with Bush, Chaney, or any other politician for that matter.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||For now it's Henson||
Remember that Drew also played professional baseball while at Michigan and it was his dream to play for the Yankees. Just imagine how good he could have been if he just played football and concentrated on developing as a quarterback.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||I believe||
that John Cooper tried rotating quarterbacks with Stanley Jackson and Joe Germaine. The only problem is passing quarterbacks need to get into and stay in a rhythm. I wouldn't mind using Denard here and there as long Tate wouldn't have to sit for an extended period of time.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||I like the concern||
for a guy who switched from FB to DT, was not highly regarded out of high school, and probably will never play a meaningful snap. Anyway, Helmuth probably confused Barwis's diet plan with Alex Mitchell's. I am sure the staff will correct this mix-up.
Threet transfered because he saw the writing on the wall. Between Tate, Denard, and the guys that will be coming in next recruiting class, Threet's playing time and practice reps were going the way of the Coner.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||He was good enough||
to get a Michigan offer during his junior year and that's good enough for me.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||Thanks||
I downloaded safari and was able to watch the press conference.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||You can add||
You can add Stokes, Gallon, and Feagin to that list too.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||Things can still balance out...||
9-12 Scholarships for Offensive Players
8-11 for Defensive Players
Depending on how things play out with commitments, this class should very well be balanced on both sides of the ball as far as numbers go. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe there is only 2 senior starters on defense. (Graham and Brown) So this class doesn't need to be defense heavy.
I think this is funny because when Rodriguez got here, all I heard from OSU fans was that Michigan wouldn't be able to recruit WRs to play in this offense. Now, in his second full recruiting season, Michigan fans are concerned that we are getting too many WRs.