will be michigan's highest pick in a while
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|3 weeks 3 days ago||Any relation to||
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Doesn't bother me much||
Meyer wanting to recognize the efforts of a team that had a very good season with nothing to play for at the end. My only issue is knowing that 12-0 was likely only possible because they couldn't play in a bowl game. Nobody would make 12-1 rings and OSU would certainly have played Bama and gotten trucked. Not as bad as ND but they would not have won that game.
They certainly could have had big ten rings in that scenario but likely would not have been in position to have rings to celebrate an undefeated season.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Oladipo is one of very few||
players that have an offensively skilled 7 footer on their team. Some might argue Zeller detracts from Oladipo's ability to score and rebound more, but I'd argue Zeller gives teams much more to think about than Morgan/McGary/Horford do on the offensive end which I think opens things up more for Oladipo than Burke.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||No worries||
You aren't going to offend me. I'm not a native of Ohio or anything. I just honestly enjoyed living there. Ohio city has good bars, good sports venues downtown, good food in little Italy and many other places, nice shopping areas in beachwood, wineries all over to the east, nice scenery in the hills to the east. I worked in one of the scuzzier parts of town like I said and I didn't even think that was too bad. The view from the interstate drive through doesn't do the city justice. Plus I found very few obnoxious OSU fans. More steelers fans than anything honestly.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Couldn't agree more||
Having lived in Columbus and Cleveland I think Cleveland is a much nicer place to live than it gets credit for. I think people see all the bombed out industrial areas right off the highways but there are a lot of cool parts of town with good culture and restaurants, a good arena district and some really nice areas to live. I lived on the east side and loved the Chagrin falls, Chardon areas etc. It takes a long time to drive places which is the biggest downside. I worked in East Cleveland but even that didn't bother me one bit. Also worked down in Hudson for a bit which was a real nice area.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah but not just any prison||
The prison where they filmed Shawshank Redemption. Actually as far as prisons go, I'd rather live in Mansfield than Marion.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Run Ronnie Run||
good UTR comedy
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Sorry, but Big T Little C is NOT||
a terrible movie. It is the pinnacle of the action comedy genre. You can like or dislike that genre in general, but it is one of the best of it's kind.
"China is here? I don't even know what the hell that means!"
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Warriors...||
come out to play-i-ay
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Movies on the opposite end of the spectrum...||
Gummo. The disturbing nature of it keeps your interest, but you end up wishing you could undo seeing it.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Love the Burbs...||
Hans Klopek... excellent movie to throw out there!
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Time Crimes...||
saw it mentioned on the Nerdist and checked it out... thought it was very good.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Houseguest||
Probably in my top 5 comedies... WAY underrated. Phil Hartman makes anything better but Sinbad is hilarious in that movie.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||I think I watched Dirty Work||
every day for a month in high school... Norm McDonald is pure comedic genius in that movie.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||The Death Wish series||
with Charles Bronson
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Big T Little C||
Tops of my list
I'd put the Road Warrior right up there as well.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||To his credit||
He is at least more elite than elite 11 qb Joe Boisture was.
|29 weeks 6 hours ago||Ulner nerve injury||
I was watching the game with a family member who works in the medical field. He said exactly as you have that the ulner nerve would affect the pinky and ring finger only. He says he's known people that have taken over a year for the numbness to completely go away. Not saying this will take that long to heal for Denard or that it can't reach a manageable level to play through more quickly than that, but this could take some time.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Well...||
the evidence would seem to suggest yes.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Here's the thing...||
I completely agree Devin has the potential to be a greater threat in the passing game. I also agree that this is exactly what is needed to help the offense be more balanced against better defenses long-term.
However... we still have no true running game outside of Denard. So until a true power running game emerges, Gardner in as the QB only works if Denard is right there beside him ready to take direct snaps, options, etc and provide the running threat. And ultimately Devin is not ready yet anyway.
This season you have to stick with Denard because he's gotten us to 6-1 and Devin could still use more time. NOW, next season, having Devin in the shotgun with Denard alongside him in the backfield is scary. You get the best of both worlds... better passing and Denard's ability to run.
Honestly, I think a situation like this is inevitable because I don't see Denard's passing improving enough with another year to rule out Devin, and I don't think 1 year is enough time to fix the OL and running game in order to not need Denard's running ability in the game at all times.
Simply put, Denard is our best overall option this year... next year I like Devin but you still can't have 1 without the other until we start to see development in other areas like the OL.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Borges has been everywhere...||
and I guarantee he's had HC opportunities before... if that's what he wanted, he'd have done it by now, so not concerned there. Plus he's in a good situation with a head coach who doesn't seem to micro manage his coordinators. OC at Michigan > HC at UNM.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Certainly I think there are exceptions to this...||
such as cases where a kid might make his intentions fully known to the coaches but keep it private so that their teammates and program continue to get attention during the recruiting process. I could maybe see this kind of situation with a guy like Jordan Diamond... I was thinking I remembered some talk that this was why Chris Bryant didn't commit earlier.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||ok...||
where did I make it sound like that wasn't entirely just an opinion? I've heard talk alluding to what I said and I choose to believe it. Feel free to believe whatever you want. If speculation wasn't allowed, this board would be mostly empty.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||I think the coaches kinda view a "silent commitment"||
as a kid telling them he's going to be publicly announcing his commitment in the near future. If a kid isn't ready to do that (Morgan's case) then their commitment can't be very strong and the staff is willing to move on.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Sounds like Keenan didn't impress||
much at camp the last couple days, so not at all surprised if the staff let him know he wasn't very high on their list.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Several LSU commits have UM offers...||
and since the buyout is already in Miles contract, I would imagine LSU has discretion to wave or enforce that for whatever reason they choose, accepting commitments from kids currently committed to LSU being a point they might wave/enforce it over.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Look at all the 4+ star players||
Carr recruited who didn't pan out on defense... there were a TON. And very few players with less than 3 stars ever developed into contributors under Carr.
IMO, Carr got more credit for recruiting when in reality a lot of guys under-developed under him. I think what we will see under RR is that he will get a few less 4 star players each year (the difference above is like 2.5 players a year) but I believe he will get more out of the 3 star players he signs... I can already see Carvin Johnson and Courtney Avery developing into good players down the road.
RR's problem has been numbers. My one beef would be I think he oversigned on offense and undersigned on defense his first couple years, but its not like he had a crystal ball to foresee all the transfers and injuries the team has dealt with. If he just gets the numbers right, I have no doubt he'll bring in talent regardless how many stars they have.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Tony Jefferson is a LB||
and he picked OU in December... Dorsey was still committed to Florida into January. Dorsey did not scare away anyone. He was a backup plan as the coaches saw Sean Parker cooling on UM before he picked Washington.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Agree...||
I'm definately on the reality side of the fence and get the youth and holes in the depth chart from injuries and transfers this defense has to deal with.
Spielman made the comment about how Michigan should be able to go out and get blue chip recruits on defense just because it's Michigan. Yeah, that's normally the case, unless you're coming off 2 of the worst seasons in program history. Kids naturally are going to have concerns and with more and more parity in college football, kids can go to a lot of programs and be part of succesful teams today.
But, we don't even necessarily need blue chip recruits to field a respectable defense. Look at the kind of players Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan State field on their defenses. Sure, they get the occassional star, but for the most part they are developing guys that didn't get a lot of attention in the recruiting process. I think RR is doing what these programs try to do and is trying to get guys who just love to play football and are willing to work hard. When the holes on D are filled and these guys are juniors and seniors, I have no doubt we'll have all the pieces to be a top notch program. Oh, and a kicker wouldn't hurt.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||serious?||
So you think RR should be responsible for:
Cissoko... kicked off the team for academics and who knows what else, then turned criminal.. he was a Carr recruit who apparently couldn't take advantage of all the academic resources in place around him, and then sadly didn't have the attitude to fight through some adversity and turn things around, and instead made his situation way worse. Not on RR.
Emilien... came to UM cause he thought there would be opportunity for immediate PT... but transferred b/c he wasn't seeing the field either because he just wasn't that good or never recovered from his HS Sr season injury. Emilien wanted something RR wasn't willing to just hand to him... PT. Clearly not on RR.
Turner... I'll put this one somewhat on RR. He was too talented to not take a chance on even if the staff suspected he didn't have the attitude or committment to play at a high level in college.. but its not like that is real easy to see in the limited time you spend with a kid during recruiting. Who puts on their game face during interviews?... pretty much everyone. I don't think it's any different for some of these kids trying to earn offers to their dream school. Maybe RR could have done more to motivate this kid, but I guarantee he and the staff tried everything they could other than begging on their hands and knees that he spend more time getting in shape, watching film, etc.
Campbell... some recruiting analysts said from day 1 they thought he would be a better fit on the O-line than on defense. Just because RR moved him to where he though he would be most effective, not where you think we have the biggest depth concerns, doesn't mean he made a bad decision. It just means he didn't magically transform Campbell into the Dlineman you wanted him to be.
Dorsey... RR thought he had the green light, but then we found out Dorsey spent his senior season or part of it at some 3rd rate joke of an alternative HS program that wouldn't fly with admissions. RR should have done his research better, but give him credit when credit is due.. they did grab a sleeper in carvin johnson, which IMO makes up in part for the fail on Dorsey.
Floyd?... so now we're blaming RR when players get hurt? I thought that was something people only blamed Gittleson and his 1970s conditioning program for.
Of all the players mentioned, any sane person might fault RR some for Turner and Dorsey, the rest you've got to be kidding.
As far as the offense... great offense yes. Obviously not best all time in conference. They are great, but inconsistent, and won't be elite against good opponents until the defense gets better and takes some pressure off the O to carry this team every week.