that's unfortunate, but at least the interest is there on both sides
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|2 days 40 min ago||Potential||
I don't think there is crazy potenial on offense. There's potential for it to be average, and that's about it. We don't have the skill position players to light up the scoreboard and become a great offense. I think we'll actually be a really frustrating offense most of the season. Lots of stalled drives and three and outs. Since we don't have the game breakers on offense to stretch a defense, we should be a pretty easy offense to contain. Best case scenario, the offense becomes average, doesn't turn the ball over, can grind out some yards on the ground and we win a lot of 20-14 type games.
|6 days 4 hours ago||Contracts and $$$$||
People like Holtz dont retire because he gets paid a ton a money to work a handful of days a year. Why walk away from easy money like that? And the reason ESPN just doesn't get rid of him is because they all sign 3, 4, 5 year long deals to be analysts and you can't just fire someone in the middle of a contract for no good reason without having to pay them the entire contract. Its just bad business.
So in this instance, his contract is up, ESPN wants to rethink the Saturday show Rece hosted, wants to move on from Holtz, and Holtz, being old as fuck, rich, and not wanting to start over decides to move on too.
|1 week 1 day ago||Hoke: "Hey, do you want to||
Hoke: "Hey, do you want to come play your final year for me?"
Grad transfer: *eyeroll*
Harbaugh: "Hey, do you want to come play your final year for me?"
Grad transfer: *swoon*
|1 week 1 day ago||Me too, man||
Not sure who negged you, or what spring game they watched, but the WRs were ROUGH. As bad as the QBs may have been, the WRs didn't help them out much at all.
|1 week 3 days ago||This makes little sense. How||
This makes little sense. How can you argue the virtues of the Big Ten if the Big Ten never wins? If you want to argue in favor of the Big Ten against SEC fans or whoever, you need them to win. Your stance is hypocritical.
|1 week 3 days ago||But it is good for the||
But it is good for the conference in a sense. OSU winning the title breaks down a lot of the "Big Ten can't win" crap that gets thrown around in recruiting.
|1 week 6 days ago||A giant number on the skybox would be better||
A giant number on a skybox would be better. Put all the old numbers back into circulation if you want. Or if a player wants to switch to the #1 or #2 or #47, let them do it, but without the patch. People in the stands can't see the patch anyways, and its still too small on TV to make any sense for the casual fan. But, have a big ol' #2 Charles Woodson on the side of a giant skybox, and the next time Blake Countess makes a big play, its super easy to have the director and camera guy to cut to a shot of that sign on the skybox afterwards. Plus, the people in the stands can look up at any time, and see a big ol' #2 on the building and say "fuck yea, Charles Woodson was awesome."
And yes, I know Woodson's number isn't retired. But it should be. He was fucking awesome.
|1 week 6 days ago||Good. Never liked the patch||
Good. Never liked the patch and never liked the legends jerseys. Put the retired numbers on the skyboxes and let our stars of today create their own legacies.
|1 week 6 days ago||While Michigan may be making||
While Michigan may be making the switch away from Adidas, it won't be a factor for Brown because if he's a true one-and-done he'll be gone before they can wear anything other than Adidas.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||What was the bet?||
What was the bet?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Every so often I think just||
Every so often I think just how crazy it is that a kid tweets at 9:57 he's committing to Michigan, and at 10:01 I'm reading on a Michigan board there's a full fledged article on the commitment. Technology man.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Given what we saw on the||
Given what we saw on the field, yes.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||And don't get me wrong||
And don't get me wrong, I sure as hell hope Shane blossoms under this new coaching staff. He's seemingly a nice kid, and I wish the best for him. And having him be neck and neck for that starters job would be great for this season, and even better for next season.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||If Jones is an anomaly, Morris is the norm||
If Cardale Jones is an anomaly -- and he is -- then guys like Shane Morris are the norm. There are tons and tons of QBs that just don't pan out or live up to expectations. Now in year three, its becoming more obvious Shane is falling into the later category.
Everyone gets an opportunity, and some are able to make more out of it than others. Its just the way it is.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I watched him a ton as a recruit||
Here's where a lot of my Shane disbelief comes from: I saw him in person a ton as a recruit. I watched him at three Elite 11 camps, the full week of practice and games at The Opening, and the week of practices for Under Armour All American Game. Only the UAAAG came after he had mono problems, and he was clearly off as a result of that so I'll give him a pass there.
But all of the other issues he displayed in those other camps and settings are the exact same issues he's displayed on the field at Michigan. Even super basic ones like throw with some touch and don't rifle the ball at a guy 5 yards away. So while you're right that's its only been a handful of appearances, the fact that some of those basic issues still are issues is what makes me think its not so much the coaching, but Shane. Because I know for a fact he's been told not to do that at every single camp and practice I saw him at.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Let me rephrase a bit||
I wholeheartedly agree the previous staff's coaching, gameplanning, and development was hot garbage. No argument there.
But, I guess the point I'm trying to make is that Shane had the same opportunities as every other QB on the roster. And there seems to be this desire to give him the benefit of the doubt, or create excuses for him, or whatever you want to call it just because he was a 5-star QB. I personally, don't care about any of that. He's about to be one of 5 playing time eligible scholarship QBs on the roster in the fall. Whatever QB wins the job will do so because he made the most of his opportunities and talent.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I don't think so||
I don't think so. Say Malzone or Speight grabs the no. 2 spot and spends a season getting the no.2 reps in practice and games. What makes you think a redshirted Shane will then be able to pass Malzone/Speight in 2016 (not to mention O'Korn and Gentry) and take the starter's job for his final two seasons?
Its harsh, but what's best for everyone if Shane doesn't grab the no. 2 spot on the depth chart this season is to just let his final two seasons of eligibility expire to open up a scholarship for 2017.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Opportunity to succeed isn't his problem||
Shane's problems haven't been that he's been given an opportunity to succeed. And no offense, but the whole opportunity to succeed excuse is bullshit and probably goes against every fiber of Harbaugh's values. You're a player on the team, you have the same playbook, resources, and practice time as everyone else. You make your own opportunities so that when the time comes for your number to get called, you can succeed.
So I'm not buying the whole Shane hasn't been given an opportunity to succeed nonsense. He's been year two years. That's plenty of time.
Shane's issue is the same issue he's had since high school. He locks in on a receiver, he struggles with accuracy, and tries to rifle the ball to the receiver whether he's 30 yards away or 5 yards away. The fact that he is still struggling with those issues would lead me to think that he has in fact been given the opportunity to succeed, but hasn't done what he needs to in order to fix them and keeps reverting to those bad habits.
Maybe Harbuagh fixes those, or maybe he doesn't. But Shane isn't going to get any special treatment and will have the same opportunity to succeed as every other QB on the roster. Its up to him to make the most of it. Same as before.
|2 weeks 5 days 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 weeks 6 days 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.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||He was encouraged to look||
He was encouraged to look around too, wasn't he?
|3 weeks 3 days 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.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Butt Fuck||
It would be Butt - Fuck. Step yo' decipherin' game up foo's.
|3 weeks 4 days 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.
|3 weeks 4 days 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.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Aware, but not fully aware.||
Aware, but not fully aware. The epitath on the tombstone of Hoke's time at Michigan.
|3 weeks 4 days 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.
|3 weeks 5 days 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.
|3 weeks 5 days 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.
|3 weeks 5 days 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.