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|1 day 7 hours ago||Lol, why?||
I mean, I get the homer optimism, but...really? What makes you think MSU will be a tougher test than the defending national champs? I feel like we have a better shot of fixing our broken offense to beat MSU, than we do fixing both sides of the ball to stop Ohio State.
|2 days 23 hours ago||The echo||
The fact that he included the echo in this, is really just the best. The man is truely a slave to the details in life.
|6 days 24 sec ago||He was encouraged to look||
He was encouraged to look around too, wasn't he?
|6 days 7 hours ago||Man, the difference between||
Man, the difference between last year's edits and this year's are night and day. Kudos to whoever made the decision to hire a new Photoshop guy. Wonder if that came from Harbaugh directly or if it was the new recruiting coordinator.
|1 week 4 hours ago||Butt Fuck||
It would be Butt - Fuck. Step yo' decipherin' game up foo's.
|1 week 1 day ago||Not saying he's bad||
I'm not saying he's bad, but I don't think I'd label him as pretty good. I'd reserve that label for coaches that are at the top half of power 5 schools. I think Heck is an average position coach -- not really good, not really bad, just kind of OK.
|1 week 1 day ago||That and I don't get all of||
That and I don't get all of the "oh, he was hurt?!" reaction taking place now. He was clearly playing banged up most of the season. We talked about this as a group. It was the reason his dropoff and performance got such a pass for the majority of the season.
It was only when the evidence started pouring in on the lack of effort and concentration that the tide started to turn from he's banged up, to something else.
|1 week 1 day ago||Aware, but not fully aware.||
Aware, but not fully aware. The epitath on the tombstone of Hoke's time at Michigan.
|1 week 1 day ago||You sure about that?||
Its tough to get a read on Heck's coaching skills. Sure he had Gallon and Funchess perform at a high level in his time here (and Hemingway and Roundtree to a lesser extent), but we never saw much from anyone else. And Gallon and Funchess' success seemed to be more of a result of them being freaks of nature instead of really well coached. So I'm not so sure if I would call Heck a pretty good receivers coach. Plus, after leaving Michigan he landed at Colorado State as their QB/Passing game coach. So he wasn't exactly in demand as a high level WR coach.
If you're a pretty good coach, you'll probably at least land on your feet at a power 5 school.
|1 week 1 day ago||Larry was pretty dirty too||
Larry Brown was dirty too. He got dinged at UCLA and Kansas for violations. At Kansas, he basically pulled a Carroll and left town before they could punish him.
And he appears to be doing it again at SMU. Top recruits aren't suddenly getting interested in SMU because they love Larry Brown.
|1 week 1 day ago||Pretty much no one has a Drake build||
Pretty much no one playing football has a Drake Harris build. I always remeber Plaxico being a super skinny WR in college -- a Drake Harris build if you will. At 6'5", he's about the same height as Drake, but he weighed in at 231 at the NFL draft combine.
In another comparison, remember when the Pistons drafted Austin Daye? He was crazy skinny coming out of college. He measured in at 6'10" 192 at the NBA Draft combine. That's Drake Harris level skinny.
And again, nothing at all against the kid. Wish him the best of luck. But 6'4", 176 is too skinny for college football. You'll get abused by DBs.
|1 week 1 day ago||If anything, we should all be||
If anything, we should all be pretty encouraged that he is getting positive reviews this early in his and Harbaugh's career. These QBs should all be pretty solid in a year or two.
And then Michigan and Ohio State can finally unleash their all-QB offenses on each other.
|1 week 2 days ago||Nothing generates clicks and||
Nothing generates clicks and views quite like a QB controversy.
|1 week 2 days ago||Too skinny. Drake is just way||
Too skinny. Drake is just way too skinny for college ball. Needs to add a lot of weight and muscle to hold up.
|1 week 2 days ago||Give it some time man. He's a||
Give it some time man. He's a redshirt freshman in week three of spring practice. Way, way too early to be disappointed in anyone.
|1 week 3 days ago||Well, we're the leader until||
Well, we're the leader until Auburn ups the ante. Those bagmen have a way of changing leaders quickly.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Jail||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Idiot. Have fun spending some||
Idiot. Have fun spending some of summer vacation in jail.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Little early in the day to be||
Little early in the day to be high as fuck isn't it?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Doubt it||
I kinda doubt he quit because he felt like he didn't have a chance at winning the starting job. He was voted the top offensive lineman at the team's banquet and was seen as a candidate to be a captain this fall. I really doubt that he saw some competition from Kugler and said fuck it and bailed.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Me too||
Extra sunlight in the morning is worthless and it makes the winter much more dreary when its dark at 4pm.
|3 weeks 3 hours ago||Agreed||
To me, the quotes sound like everyone is even. They all have a trait or two that the others don't (size, short-term memory, arm strength), but none of them have put it together enough to be ahead of any of the other QBs on the roster.
|3 weeks 3 hours ago||Don't forget about Gentry||
Don't forget about Gentry. He'll be in the mix this year and next.
And redshirting won't help him get to the next level. If anything, it would put that dream further out of reach. For Shane to make it to the next level, he needs to win the job this year and hold on to it for his final two seasons of eligibility. It would be really unrealistic to expect him to be bad enough this season to warrant a redshirt and then be good enough next season to beat out all 5-6 QBs or whatever we have on the roster and take the starters job.
|3 weeks 7 hours ago||Wasn't a back though||
Sure Denard was a great rushing QB, but he wasn't a running back. And the comment/question was focused on the fact that Michigan hasn't had a great RB in the 8 years or so since Hart left. And that's true. We've had abysmal production out of the running back position every year but 2011.
|3 weeks 7 hours ago||And they're getting coached||
I got most excited about them actually having someone to coach them and impart some knowledge and wisdom on how to run the ball. I mean, goddamn having a well-coached OL and backfield would be a thing of beauty.
|3 weeks 7 hours ago||1041 yds||
Fitz had 1041 yds rushing in 2011. If we're counting that year as a great year, then I think that's pretty indicitive of how far things have fallen. When Wheatley said he wants a 2000 yd back, in my mind I thought "Holy Shit, we rarely get a 1000 yd rusher around here, let alone a 2000 yd back."
And yeah, yeah Denard and all of that, but since Hart left, that 1041 yd season was the only 1000+ yd season by a running back since Hart left. And most seasons, our top back finished with around 500-600yds.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Still kinda need Fairley or a||
Still kinda need Fairley or a similar DT. Ngata is pretty much the only DT on the roster for the Lions.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Its both||
|3 weeks 1 day ago||4th and 5th rounder||
Peter King says the Lions gave up a 4th and 5th round pick.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Offering PT and granting PT are separate things||
Its fine to offer a recruit the opportunity at early playing time, but its another thing to grant them that playing time. I think pretty much all coaches tell recruits they can come in and compete for early playing time. But throwing a freshman out on the field on special teams in a season-opener (against Alabama of all schools) just reeks of mismangement, poor development, and poor planning.
I'm fine with playing a freshman if they are clearly deserving of being on a two-deep, but playing them just to play them is foolish. I mean, if your best option on special teams is a true freshman, what does that say about your ability to develop talent? You can't coach up a walk-on or upperclassmen from previous years to play ST and have to rely on the dude straight out of HS with almost no college coaching?
As for the MSU/Wisconsin model, you mean the model that's proven most successful at having stable high-performing teams? There aren't many (any?) programs out there that can continually roll out 3 and 4-star true freshman and have success doing so.