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|1 hour 51 min ago||Its better if you leave that stuff alone||
I thought losing to Toledo was bottom of the barrel personally. App State was a shocker, yes, and won't be forgotten by this generation. Losing to Kordell Stewart was pretty bummer too.
|2 hours 5 min ago||Yes||
2. 20+5 student
3. renewed 2 tix
4. did not renew 0 tix
5. no influence. I'm going until I am physically unable to attend or move away.
|9 hours 15 min ago||For over 130 years||
9-3 is the golden standard (on average).
If I were the AD I'd renew Hoke's contract today. Why screw things up for the program by making it obvious to every recruit that they will be playing for a new staff and a new system if Hoke goes into to his last contractual year without it.
If DB has seen enough, then he can simply end the deal after any given season without tipping his hand to everyone in the land first. Make the exit clauses favorable to the U.
I was thinking along the lines of Devil's Advocate last night, about who we should hire next should the 8-9-or-10-wins-or-bust-crowd not be satiated this season. The one best answer I can arrive at it to make Urban Meijer the highest paid coach in the land if he switches sides. We're tired of developing coaches, we're tired of being hamstrung by coaches formerly affiliated with the program. So at that point its pretty much win at all costs. Why hold back. Go buy the best as it will have the lowest variance and the highest probability of success. The biggest question is whether we're forcing Urban to accept Mattison staying or we're going full championship staff and allow Fickell to run the D.
Obviously I'm being sarcastic here....I feel certain this theme will come up week after week until fall camp starts. Maybe if it gets blown up early and often we can have a peaceful summer.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Nuss||
I'd tack it up to Nussmeier knows that area having worked there for a couple of years.
I agree that statistically its a longshot, but a few recent players have come from Florida, Denard...Vincent Smith...Gallon...I probably missed others. I think Mason Cole is the latest although he may have some family here.
So my guess is we get 1 guy of the above list.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Recruiting, etc.||
Is such a small class with like 1 player per position, I think there's this false sense of guys passing us by. I've been gripped by that same too, but Michigan is consistently viewed with enthusiasm in the quotes I read from kids who make it on campus. Michigan is in the top 5 (or whatever) of so many kids we are going to land some via straight probability alone.
You can try to frame up this timeline on Hoke but I think its not real. I don't think it exists. I think Hoke would have to sink pretty low to make Brandon want to engage in a new coaching search and wash out all of the coaching staff, make all the recruits question/re-think their decisions, turn the program on its head once again, in the name of making it better.
We can whine and pine about how Hoke doesn't wear his emotions on his sleeve and consistently gives meh press conferences, but that doesn't make him objectively less in the eyes of the Brandon. Hoke is who he is, love him or hate him, and he's not changing to please you or i.
I think it would take a serious financial event, like the W-L record (and the quality of play) directly affecting the ability to garner PSDs and obviously seat sales, however those are done (season being preferable because it nets a PSD, StubHub dumping just covers the seat cost only). I hear a lot of griping about the sales, but it seems like people being weeded out live a long way from Ann Arbor, or are soft fans who would rather watch in the living room instead of in the stadium, or gripe about the current home schedule strength. Bill Martin scheduled these games....and I recall the uproar when PSDs were first introduced...recall all the people who had season tix on the 50yd after having them for 3 generations? And who had to relinquish them because they now had to lay a $1000 bill on each of their seats before buying? The fanbase apparently survived that without a 20% hit....
Trying to put an orderly timeline doesn't match up with the reality of a football program. We all want to win, I get it. I do too. Wait until fall and see what we actually have. Trying to fill in the offseason with gloom and doom is a poor excuse for going out and enjoying life and enjoying spring and summer, if you ask me.
|2 days 41 min ago||Calm Down||
Lindsay may have looked at Michigan and perhaps thought he couldn't lights-out play ahead of Glasgow. Which would mean riding the pine and missing out on his last year of playing.
Its all good, things happen like this and life goes on. For all the negativity here, I'd like to point out that a top 5 team entered the Big House last fall vs. an unranked beaten up group of youngsters and got taken to the wire. If we werent playing with a broken-footed QB I think we could have won as some sort of an option sweep QB run would have been perfect as I replay it in my mind. Urban Meijer would have probably peed his pretty white pants and I'd probably just be starting to sober up from the afterpartying (LOL). They aren't the juggernaut they might seem to be. Yes they've cleaned the floor with us for a long time in W-L. But Hoke's been a lot closer, regularly, than the late years of Carr and the tire fire of RR, and I would say 2014 OSU<2013 OSU.
All sports programs go thru periods of adversity. Its part of it. Michigan will rise again. Wait for it....
|5 days 21 hours ago||Margin||
Its well known that DB is a Dominoer, that's a competitive market with price points and expenses, typical business model but I guess the profit is around 10% of sales to the corporation or less.
The difference in M football is that the profit margin on football is probably like 90%+. I mean what does it really cost to put on a football game? The basic stadium was paid for in the 30s...and although there have been obvious upgrades, I'm betting those aren't still financed. We all know that the football program funds the rest of the other athletic programs except for MBB, which is admirable.
I really think Brandon is trying to put his stamp on Michigan as an empire builder, when you look at all the brick and mortar going into facilities for all the other sports, the push to acquire real estate, one can get a handle on all the costs that are being eaten now, and must sustain well into the future. It wouldn't surprise me that in my lifetime, if Briarwood was eventually relocated to the south side of 94 because the athletic department made them an offer they couldn't refuse. The endowments (etc) may allow the initial construction funding, but the FTEs who staff and service and maintain the facilities aren't free. The biggest gripe that I have is that Michigan loves to expound on tradition, tradition, tradition. But yet I think the tradition is being erased at a record pace. My guess is Yost won't be around for much longer than 20 years before its replaced with something modern and flashy. The "I create the future" meme is real if you ask me. I think Brandon got sucked up into the corporate ego that probably comes with the high-margin business, because it probably seemed like the sky was the limit a couple years back. I've seen him on the field and he seems to love being the center of attention. The sky may actually be the limit, if the team is turning around 11-win seasons with astonishing regularity.
I do find it sad that the student tradition is apparently broken. I went to every game for all 5 years I was a student. And so you might extrapolate this to the future graduates might not be such big football ticket buyers. Can the community fill in the gap? Its too early to tell. I have noticed a definite change as well, in the demeanor of the emails coming out of the Ath Dept in the last two years. Lots of "thank you" emails that didn't seem to be in effect before that. Maybe some of the shine on the Donald R. Shepherd plaque is starting to dull a bit. Even empire building can be tough on some days....
That said, I will always support the Team. I had a very tough time watching the RR years go by, admittedly. But I hope that Hoke has the skill and luck to become one of our legendary coaches, and to help mold and train the next one, too.
|1 week 1 day ago||Agree on LTT||
In the one-on-ones, double teams, etc, LTT has a lot quicker foot speed than the other OL guys. Really noticeable. The other guys strain and shuffle their feet trying to build momentum and fight thru, but LTT is taking faster steps.
I don't know how that little snippet parlays out to being a crushing/starting OL, but it was obvious to me, and I thought positive if harnessed properly.
Just an aside on the Lindsay thing, I bet he hears most of the same stuff from every team, we want you to join our team, start, etc. And some schools he probably obviously would, like at Western Michigan. But I wonder if the volume of visits he's taken, if the drone is starting to wear on him. I would think he could probably trust his former OC a little more, than the standard sales pitch...
|1 week 3 days ago||Spring Break?||
Perhaps Mr Miller would be interested in the minor detail that the Spring Game (etc) fell on the opening weekend of Spring Break for Ann Arbor Public Schools. I reference this because most of my fellow devoted local fans especially those with kids are elsewhere for a few days recovering from the past 100-year winter.
I also feel like Michigan is purposefully using this as a media tool. Look rusty/bad/struggle in the spring game? The media is going to be running with that punch line all summer long. That gets into other coaches/fanbases/players minds that we are stuck in 30 for 30. I don't think we really are, wait 4 months for it, but consider being able to play from a "stealth" position of public hype in 2014, vs. a position of great and wonderous land-of-mike-and-honey-type hype in 2013.
Mr Miller also might consider he doesn't have a full senior OL this year, his buddy Mr. Hyde is pursuing other interests thus making Miller the biggest bullseye on the field, and that a certain Mr. Clark might really hurt him if he comes off the end, unblocked, this fall.
|1 week 3 days ago||OK to question||
Its OK to question player development. The idea that Hoke "forgot" that he had to develop players is sort of a new offseason revelation that's getting a lot of buzz, and it seems to fit with the current state of the team.
What's not really being examined, however, is that apparently he knows how to do this, evidence Ball State and SDSU. So if that former, now rusty, skill, can be turned back on, polished into its former shine, I think we're in for quite a ride.
I'd say objectively looking at it, I'm happy Hoke's also not the DL coach any more. Just to state I feel like he's probably an excellent, top-notch DL coach otherwise he wouldn't have lasted as such earlier in his career. However I feel like the entire team needs more of his attention to progress this season. So good realignment there.
I feel like the biggest single gain in development we need to see is OL. I'm willing to pick the best 5 in August, and let them go for as long as they can stay injury free without complaining. No revolving doors, no experimentation thru the season, just let them learn as a unit. I do reserve the right to allow a fresh 5 players off the bench in the 4th quarter when the clock needs to be burned up, as if the depth is there on the "2s" we could pound some tired defenses all the way to the locker room this way.
Hoke, in my view, deserves huge praise for his willingness to "go for it" and not play the safe probability game. That has not been seen in this city for quite awhile. I think the team needs the mindset that its up to them to make plays in critical situations as time goes forward.
The last thing I have to offer is the "change the head coach" is always out there. I don't like it as it brings Michigan closer and closer to being a "stepping stone" program, that's going to be in play for any up-and-coming HC as soon as adversity strikes. If you look at the HC history from Bo going forward, all have basically ended their careers here. I know Moeller couldn't get to stay as long as I wanted, and I wish Rod had left sooner, so you know my personal biases, but the other guys never wanted to leave to go somewhere else. When the door gets opened to someone intending to stay 2-5 years until success is temporarily restored and use the momentum to go to [insert next job] we are doomed to these hateful years of rebuilding over and over.
|1 week 3 days ago||Run||
So I went to the CMU game, the first one, obviously a 'puff game. Michigan ran the ball, like 9 straight plays, all the way down the field and scored a touchdown. My heart was filled with happy.
And then, we proceeed to go 30 for 30, backwards against MSU (although they had an awesome defense).
What I want to see with regularity is running football. Rushing. Tote the rock. Even when the other team knows its coming. First downs picked up by 3 successive running plays at times. I don't quite expect 2013 Stanford. But when we get to this point where the opposing D has to scheme-cheat to stop our running game, everything is on Go then as far as passing is concerned**. I don't expect us to knock the opposition off the ball for like 5 yards a play, but just give me some warmth on running. I haven't seen that since Carr, and that was awhile back.
I'd like to see Michigan run a Texas tech fast snap offense every once in awhile, just to find the defense sleeping.
And lets put the ball in Jabrill Peppers hands, twice a game. Just give him a chance. If it works, great, iterate to more touches, if not, then we can learn and build from there.
Back to our main 2 rivals, Staee and Ohio aren't the teams of last year, Ohio being probably the best offense and Sta having the best defense in the conf. This is our year to take them to task for that. I want to see a hard fought game in both. Note they are on the road, and we played with lack of fire on the road.
** afterthought, but when opposing defenses loaded up the box and purposefully overloaded the OL we had no way out. Dismissive laughter about screen passes potentially being the solution just amplified the discontent. And defenses just learned that was the only play they needed to run. I expect Nuss will have something better.
|1 week 4 days ago||Canteen,||
step into my office. You ever run the wildcat before, son?
|1 week 4 days ago||It is a little weird||
That you had the 30-for-30 Borges Offense that Harris signed onto, now we have Nuss, Formerly of 2 NC and somehow its less of a draw...
Total agreement on the unfamiliarity wiith the person, but Nuss is a focused younger guy who has gone places and will continue to go places if you asked me.
I learn more and more that logic applies less and less to some things....Maybe the Bag Men have taken their toll. He's on the border between N and S...
While I think he's a recruit "you always find a scholarship for" even if it seems like the position is already filled for the year, I don't think at this point its wise to put him solidly in Michigan's future plans either, and we should be shopping for other backs.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Slippery slope||
I'm all for student tickets being $5.
However, it also means if you buy it for $5 then if you decide not to go its like 1 less beer at the bar. So it would be really easy for tickets to be abandoned and the seats left empty, given an outside force like cold and rainy weather.
So I see that the higher the cost, the more incentive the student has to at least try to recoup some of the value thru stubhub, the price auto-adjusting (in most cases) to what the market will bear. That puts someone in the seat.
But back to my top point. Here's my proposal. You buy in for the $250 or whatever, more or less 50% of the cost of other cheap end zone people like me, without the PSD. There's some kind of formula, you scan your ticket AND Student ID at the time of entry, the tracker software decides you are a regular attender, your cost goes DOWN for next school year. And so on, you attend more, you pay less. You attend less, you pay the same, the ceiling stays fixed. I'll let Lock Man and Dave drum up the algorithm or sorting logic with their best data gurus from there. And yes, Dave, you're going to have to give a discount to your best fans. Hunter will supply Kleenex to wipe up the tears. The nice thing is you give a little now, you're improving the odds that this continuing expenditure will be a priority post-graduation.
Oh yeah, and the students wanting to buy "Stadium Beer" is ironic. I drank some low cost beer in my student days that I wouldn't drink nowadays if it was free. Just saying students are cheeeep by necessity.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Downhill Side||
Seems like this class we are doing all the right things trying to garner the top recruits.
However, we seem to be fighting an uphill battle as the top guys are committing elsewhere and we are scratching around to try to get back into it with other guys on the ordered list, but we seem to be late to the party there too, as a result.
I recognize this is a really small class with only like 1 player per position group, so its important to not just offer the world and see who commits first. I also recognize I'm a couch coach who doesn't recruit anyone.
That said, I feel that its going to be important to notch up some Ws this fall. In the Hoke era, that seemed to be the biggest draw, that we had a really successful season in '11 and we had a large number of recruits.
Franklin at PSU seems to be lighting the trail on fire, as far as recruiting. That could be interesting going forward. I know he had some great guys at Vandy and it showed when they were tearing up the Goliaths of that league with astonishing regularity.
Hopefully we can "recruit" Lindsay for the fall as well. It can only be positive.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Recruiting||
Don't forget that all that razamatazz is pointed in the direction of recruiting too. A lot of the "bling" stuff, night game and facility like the wood paneled laser etched gameday locker room, I think is designed to compete with other high-earning programs who also try to make recruits go "wow".
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I actually thought the music||
was in good taste. It was background just to avoid complete silence and not rawked up like a big crowd. Thought the small band did a good job too.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Positive yards||
Some random thoughts...
I saw a couple busted plays out there, but my conclusion was that the OL is at least going to give you no gain to +2 yards. There's obviously variance there to another team trying to smash you on every play vs. a practice against your own teammates. I saw a few actual holes open up, Hayes doesn't need much daylight to get thru, he jumps thru the hole really fast when its there, but obviously he's not going to bull his way thru like Smith and Green could. Don't think Mason Cole is physically ready yet viewed with the eyeball test. I think its in his best interest to redshirt this one and we will utilize his skills on gameday with some more strength in '15.
I thought Gardner floated the ball up with a lot of arc there twice. The Devins made me sigh a little bit, Funchess had some unnecessary dropsies and Gardner threw some wild pitches. Canteen, although small, I will mark it down right now I believe he will eventually wear the #1. Looks like he gets open, has good hands to make the catch, very fast, a nightmare for defensive backs. Looks like jaron Dukes and DaMario are bringing their game along too. Would love to see Darboh but its a "secret" for fall. What I like about the QB competition is that if it gets to the point where Gardner is having a bad day and throwing some early INTs, then I would fully expect Shane to come off the bench and relieve him. Last year there was literally no option. Gardner of course has the ability to Denard you, get the defense opened up, down the field, and then get the 3 yards needed for a first down with his feet, and also make the bigger guys that he encounters, miss. Love his ability and willingness to run it, and I think he should start unless Shane makes a big leap over the summer.
I actually liked Houma, he looks intimidating out there from where I sit, he's also sort of the "pulling" blocker that Stanford used to such deadly effectiveness last year. Just saying he doesn't actually pull like a guard, but hes going to take a running start on someone unblocked. I generally liked what Kerridge did last year, but I guess I missed him out there today. Houma is easy to spot of course due to the large hairdo !
Defense, Mone is really big but lacks strength or balance?, he got pancaked to the ground a few times in the one-on-one drills (etc) It seemed like he was doing he right fundamental thing to stay low but he doesn't yet have the leg strength to fight from that position. Still like him, he just needs development. Morgan looks like the same player, which is excellent. Didn't follow Jake Ryan that much. Clark looks to be an improvement over last season already. The safeties look bigger and they are tall guys. Somehow I didn't find Taco Charlton at all today. I'm expecting consistency from Countess and Ray Taylor.
Last, but maybe most important. I absolutely hated the way Borges coached Gardner (QBs for that matter) to hold the ball out like a loaf of bread at full arm's length from the moment they got the snap as if they were going to hand off. In my mind it gave away run from like 10,000 feet away. And even if it didn't if the defense bit on run/attacking aggression and it was play-action fake then they were probably going to get in the QBs face anyway due to porous OL. Anyway, I like much better that the QB hides the ball now with his body, then either puts it down to handoff or drops back. That in my mind although subtle split second stuff, is huge because the ball is hidden and not in view. I think that one thing alone is going to make it much harder on opposing defenses as they have to wait for that one second to get a visual on the ball and *then* react.
edit: my apologies I mixed some defense in an offense thread. Just going to leave it for now.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Heismann||
Seeing Tom Harmon's Heismann trophy up close gave me chills, very very cool to see one that close. Don't think I'm a high roller because I'm not, however I did take the official Big House tour and highly recommend it.
I think there's too much focus on the number of wins. I think it was exceptional to beat MSU and having no idea on the actual "count", the special scoreboard presentation was something I'll never forget. However, since that time, it seems like everyone knows what the count is. I'd personally rather let it go back to dormancy, they can make a special presentation for #1000 which I hope to also see in person.
To take nothing away from Schembechler, Fielding Yost also deserves a statue. In my thinking, he spearheaded the building of the stadium, he had the vision about the attendance, and that it would continue to grow, whatever plays he was innovating at the time he coached was shockingly effective on the field.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||MSU||
I think they really opened some eyes last year the way they ran their corners (and they had really good ones) just sitting out there on an island play after play.
If you can have success there, and it sticks, the safety can come downhill on run support ala Smashem Kovacs. Probably an oversimplification and a display of my lack of defensive philosophy knowledge but hopefully I got the idea across.
The bend-dont-break can keep the D on the field a lot. Get some stops and they get to rest.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Important||
He knows the system, he has had 4 years of strength training. We need him, consider what happens if there's an injury. Football teams need depth as its a rough game. I feel certain he would raise the level of competition at bare minimum. Upside is that he is a natural leader personality and not just a good player and can rally the underclassmen around him, recalling OL plays as a group.
And...he's seen firsthand what it takes to be a championship football team. Twice. We need a person with that level of expectation and experience on our team, fergodsakes. 8-)
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Canteen||
Spring Hype is cool, I love to see flashes of brilliance from the guys just entering the program. However temper that with a whole lotta development, physically, mentally, and dealing with situations, etc, etc, before we can depend on them.
Harris has a skinny build, but the guy can sky. Amazing leaping ability, I hope he can keep that up as he builds strength.
And Mone, wow...thats a big dude!
Looking forward to getting back out to Stadium and Main and see the ball moving around!
|3 weeks 10 hours ago||Track and Field||
Will break ground at the old Edwards Bros printing site (down State Street)
|3 weeks 1 day ago||So what's needed to be a juggernaut again?||
My simple answer is a starting lineup of talented seniors who've played together for 4-5 years. And team depth being secondary.
And, I think you will see that in 2 years.
If we don't form a mob and level the big house for my aforementioned spring water bottling plant, it could theoretically continue as future generations of underclassmen get to that level.
Climbing out of the hole sucks. Its dirty and sometimes you fall back.
Fanbases want instant success. Football doesn't work that way. The pipeline got drained. Two senior classes are missing in action somewhere.
If there's enough noise, I feel certain we can have a new head coach. And start the process all over again.....i ask the rhetorical question: do you want to lose to Toledo again, at home...
The offseason is long, and can be filled with whatever, the media can continue to stir up unfulfilled expectations, or it can be the polar opposite = unmitigated hype. I don't think either is good.
Enjoy this upcoming nice weather, we've earned it after a 100year winter. Don't take the spring game/practice as any needle on anything measurable. Its just an exhibition. There's no good answer to what you want to see out of it. Its just good to go out and learn the players numbers and see the team again, sort of a booster-shot until fall.
And don't be sad. Save that emotion for when you find out you owe on your tax return.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Its too early to be going all wiggy-like||
The media is searching, scraping, scratching for any little tidbit they can blow up into a story...and we/us are slavering for anything, any news, just something....the biggest example might be we are willing to focus on a single OL player, when somewhere we know its the play as a Unit which determines success or failure of the offense. Why are there no stories of the entire OL play...
As the Space Coyote said, just relax. We had a poor year, and the mobs are forming to tear down the big house, extract the steam shovel for environmental reasons and build a spring water bottling plant on its site. The offseason is going to be long, lets just hope for continued quietness with respect to off-the-field incidents.
I think the EEs deserve a little media buzz for being motivated enough to graduate HS early and enroll early. That obviously took some work on their part.
Last year Howard Griffiths said "its **STARTING** to look like a Michigan team" on the bus tour. I think that eloquently summed up the beginning of progress and also the size of the gap to being a team that's going to knock you off the ball for 4 quarters.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Strangely||
I kept watching Stauskus' parents on TV, they seem like completely average normal people (this is a good thing), something about them says they want him to stay in college and finish like most all other parents of college aged kids.
Time will obviously tell. I know my opinion is in the minority. Thats just a vibe I get from far far away..
Edit: just googled average NBA career of 4.8 years. Shooting skills could carry him further. However its good to have a fallback plan in the 5th year if things don't go quite as well as planned.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Also||
I also think the staff realignment is very positive.
-> Hoke is now an actual head coach to work on both sides of the ball, not trying to double as a DL coach with Mattison.
-> Mattison is a LB coach. I think he's more powerful when he has the run-pass decision in the forefront of his mind on every play (e.g. flow linebackers downhill or drop into coverage, etc).
-> 2 secondary position coaches with Manning and Mallory instead of 1 guy trying to do the entire defensive backfield.
-> Nussmeier - new OC with a hell of a resume.
All of this makes good common sense to me. Its easy to get caught up in the disappointment of the basketball loss and wind up frustration at the next nearest target.
To also add another positive, I don't think any of the freshmen will see the field this year except maybe Peppers. We don't want newly minted high school kids playing against college kids in a sport like football where it takes a couple years of physical development. We all want to hear about how the recruits are doing in press conferences because we have cemented their names in our brains. But iMHO they should be learning and developing and getting used to college.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I think this is better||
I think its better to start from a meh perspective in the pre/offseason and then be pleasantly surprised. As opposed to 2013 where it was mile high over the summer and we rode the coaster all the way to the bottom...although we did take Urban & his boys to the Wall. They were never the same after that...
Acceptance has set in, I still think this is a young team, the team I want to see knock the doors off everyone might still be two years away. But I do expect improvement. And I think Nussmeier can get the job done. Simple schemes that get repped over and over and over against multiple defensive fronts sounds like a great plan to me.
I'm not going to place numbers on what I think is good enough because I don't think that's the right way to gauge this at present. This is still a rebuilding effort and should be classified as such for two more years until the program is solid top to bottom with a distribution of players recruited by this staff. I know good football when I see it, and if we can do that reliably, I will be happy.
I keep reminding myself that every program has faced adversity over time, obviously some more than others. But rebuilding to "hardy perennial" status is a process that's never going to be fast enough for anyone.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||College||
20 years removed, I'd love to go back. That I gave up a couple years for money I could have made anyway would be a tough thing to digest later in life.
That said, I'm not an elite athlete and I don't worry as much about a brain injury than athletes have to worry about their bodies.
I'd also say that the D-league, despite whatever pay, is going to be literally 100% removed from any TV or media coverage. I don't know if the players enjoy the media (suspect some love it, some hate it, some meh) but its definitely going to be in media darkness.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Heck seems pretty intense||
Which I think is excellent. I didn't know about his QB resume, that's very cool.
I've always loved the way Michigan blocks with their WRs. I think beating up the opposing CBs sets a nice tone for later in the game as it creates some separation.
Funchess is a obvious huge immediate problem for any prototypical-sized CB. Go up top ad you get run over. Go low and you're prone to show up on highlight reels for years to come as you get hurdled 8-)