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|1 year 31 weeks ago||Yes I have conciously decided||
Yes I have conciously decided to tone down my involvement. Last night I kept waking up with the deep throw to Robinson (one with Stribling guarding him) playing in my head. This level of distress over something I have no control over is clearly unhealthy. So I have made a simple decision - I will still be involved in Michigan atheletics - but I will not watch live. I will record all games and will make a decision post-result whether I want to watch it. I hope this will lead to a more calmer association with Michigan sports.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Calcutta Laundry?? As someone||
Calcutta Laundry?? As someone who has been to Calcutta several times, this makes no sense to me. A quick googling did not resolve the issue. Any pointers?
|1 year 32 weeks ago||I believe Braden was||
I believe Braden was challenging for a Guard spot, not Tackle. Magnusson has been ahead of Braden for the Tackle position - and now that Braden could not get ahead of Glasgow or Bryant for the Guard position - he is clearly not as much a contender for playing time as Magnusson is.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||20-50 times is not excessive.||
20-50 times is not excessive. The beauty of DVR with the 30-second-back button is that it does not take long. There are so many moving pieces that one probably needs that many viewings to figure out much of what is going on.
I am sure Brian watches key plays 20 times or more for the UFRs.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Kalis not Kugler. For a||
Kalis not Kugler. For a minute I was worried a bit - it is not this coaching staff's style to burn redshirts of OL. Even last year when we were really hurting on OL, we preserved every single RS.
Its good to see Magnuson out there. We will need him next year - its good that he seems to be panning out. We need another OT to show up strong and we will be pretty well positioned on the OL for several years to come.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||I second this. Berthillon is||
I second this. Berthillon is great. More than the ice cream though its just the general vibe of this area. Go there late at night, get a table outside and see the world pass by.
As far as cafes go, there are couple very popular ones on Blvd. St. Germain. There are some awesome street foods in the Blvd. St. Michel There are to two Moaz outlets in there with excellent Felafels - among the best vegetarian food your will find anywhere.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Here you||
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|3 years 7 weeks ago||Of course we are all reading||
Of course we are all reading too much - but my takeaway is that as long as what we see on early video is not overtly negative (e.g. interceptions, stuffed runs, edge issues) - its fine. I don't see much to be concerned with right now. We have depth issues at lines and those are being addressed, we have TE talent/depth issues and those are being addressed as well. The established pieces (QB, RB, DBs) are working as well as they did last season - so overall - we are good. Spring can continue to get better.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||Nice. Stuff I loved: 1. Throw||
Nice. Stuff I loved:
1. Throw on the run by DG. He has some arm!
2. Option run by Denard. Old magic continues!
3. Snaps not being fumbled (one was a little awry - but okay). C position is fine!
4. Rawls - once he has momentum, he breaks tackles.
Need moar of these... Sept is so far away.
|3 years 8 weeks ago||It is not "ominous" - we tend||
It is not "ominous" - we tend to read too much into every word out of coach's mouth. Bryant is a rFr - he will be part of the rotation - he may not win his position outright at the spring ball right after his redshirt freshman season.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Yay - Now eagerly waiting my||
Yay - Now eagerly waiting my street-cred-establishing-T-Shirt and my intellectually-stimulative-handsigned-HTTV. Awesome!
|3 years 9 weeks ago||I don't mind DG taking some||
I don't mind DG taking some snaps at WR as long as it is part of specific packages and not a complete position shift. DG is a great dual-threat-QB talent and he should be developed as such.
I remember T. Pryor catching ball for a TD. Tall backup QBs could have a role as a surprise WR.
BTW - Any news on DG's redshirt status?
|3 years 9 weeks ago||All three scholarship players||
All three scholarship players are significant losses. We needed Khoury for depth at C, Robinson was contributing on special teams, Cox was providing depth at RB and as could have been useful on special teams. It would have been better for the team if they had stuck around - but they are graduating and since it is unlikely that they have a future in pro-football, it makes sense for them to start with their post-football lives.
Best of luck to all of them.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||If not an offer, the kid||
If not an offer, the kid should surely have received enough interest from Ohio to keep him engaged at this point in the recruiting cycle given the pedigree. We don't know whether McCray did or did not receive enough interest from Meyer - but it is pretty good for us if he is going after national talent and making things easier for us to pick midwest talent.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Great pickup. I have added M.||
Great pickup. I have added M. McCray II to 'Depth Chart by Class" as an SLB. We are thin at SLB - so the positioning makes sense.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||By all accounts Miller is||
By all accounts Miller is doing well and Khoury will be a fine breather. So barring injury we might be able to squeak through this season. After this season - we are all good.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||We need to make sure that we||
We need to make sure that we don't burn too many redshirts out of this OL group. Considering last year's haul, we should be able to readshirt everyone except Kugler - if Khoury is not adequate in supporting Jack Miller.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Center needs to be really||
Center needs to be really technical. Kugler fits. We are done for OL this year.
|3 years 15 weeks ago||Projected RedShirts||
It would be helpful to show which Fr players are projected to redshirt - may be a @ after the name? We can then update the projections as players burn their redshirts in maddeningly unanticipitated ways.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||It's awesome! This shoud be a||
It's awesome! This shoud be a required reading in Stats courses!
|3 years 26 weeks ago||The key is to come out strong||
The key is to come out strong and put Ohio in a two score hole so that they are forced to pass. After that it is a sack-fest. If Ohio feels comfortable with the clock and continues running - then we open ourselves up to long runs by Miller/Boom. Our best bet is to sell out against the run, take out Posey with bracket coverage and let Miller float interceptions/incompletions against an aggressive zone blitz attack.
Home crowd will be the key. Shugart is false-starting at key moments - need to put them under pressure right away. The longer they hang around, the more confidence they will gain.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||I know Michigan fans are||
I know Michigan fans are supposed to be "arrogant" - but I think we, as a fanbase, are quite reasonable and well behaved. Although I am sure there are enough stupid sentient beings as well.
Just based on my casual interaction with people, Ohio fans come across as abrasive/drugged/drunk, Spartans always behave true to the inferiority complex, Badgers are quite self absorbed (in a good way, don't much care for the rest of the world, except Minnesota), Northwestern behaves true to a superiority complex (academics). Have not come across enough of other fan bases in Chicagoland area. Just my personal impressions.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Thats Awesome||
MSM recognition for our Mathlete and a linky think for MGoBlog as well. Awesome. Congratulations Brett Thiessen aka Mathlete!
|3 years 33 weeks ago||"Y U No Fall Down Like||
"Y U No Fall Down Like Me"
Excellent work BlueSeoul. You are on the verge of taking over the title of the most anticipated mid-week content. Weds especially are awesome with FFFF, You and UFR-D - and this week TWIS also!
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Even a hobbled Persa is||
Even a hobbled Persa is better than Lindley I think. He is pretty accurate and he only needs to use his legs to find extra time in pocket. Ebert though is not on the same level as Floyd (who is?). Loss of Trumpy does not make their offense one dimensional - they have capable backups and the backup QB is a good runner as well. I think they will provide a good test of our defense.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Yup - its good for the coming||
Yup - its good for the coming Saturday. What is unfortunate is that just last year that was us.
Nothing is making me more positive about the future of Hoke-Mattison-Borges regime than the improvement in defense.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||I believe its the opposite,||
I believe its the opposite, they have a much better pass attack than run (especially if Persa is not 100%). The outrage in blogosphere after the IL game is mainly because they did not use their passing game enough and went to run for killing clock which was ineffective.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Ohio State != Cartman.||
Ohio State != Cartman. Cartman rulez, Ohio State sux. That is all.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||So I googled "Glen Mason's||
So I googled "Glen Mason's Hot Wife" and turns out she is part of the MGoCommunity!
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Awesome||
Pretty awesome - I hate it when I can' figure out which number is which player. Now I have the handy reference. Thanks - please keep doing this for the rest of the schedule.