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|2 weeks 6 days ago||Dual threat QBs||
One thing that we learned in this draft is that no matter how hyped dual threat QB guys are, they are unlikely to go in the top 10. I think Bridgewater and Boyd are good quarterbacks, but I don't think the NFL will be so interested in them to draft them that high.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Duke is the epitome of evil in sports.||
They are Ivan Drago, that douchy team in the Mighty Ducks and racist teams from Remember the Titans, Radio and The Blindside, all rolled into one. They are every villian from 80's movies and epic whiners about officiating (which mostly goes there way). I just can't stand to root for them and MSU by comparison seems likeable.
Or maybe I was just a freshman at Butler in 2010-11 and I haven't gotten over that loss in the finals. Duke is just the most hateable teamin basketball for me.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||On Rivals||
in the comments for the nightly roundup, by Tim Sullivan, he responds to a question about Berger's interest and mentions that he is going to be in Ann Arbor for the spring game.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Pitt is really good at...||
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Fair enough||
I guess I'm personally at that point where I think with the teams style it and demeanor at this point in the season it doesn't matter that much. I think would be really awesome for everyone around the team to be able to go see them, so for that I think its a good thing.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I want as low of a seed as possible...||
I'm not sure if the players haen't responded to the gut check, but I would rather them play with something to prove. This is the kind of team where "you play who you play." They have the potential to beat anyone they face, or to lose to anyone they face. I would rather have the chance to be UCONN from 2011 rather than Pitt from 2011. I honestly think seeding doesn't matter for this team and they will go as far as they decide to go.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||I actually kind of like it,||
I actually kind of like it, because its textured, but subdued. Plus I just love the blue jerseys, always.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Have you been to the tournament in Indy?||
As a naptown resident I can tell you that it is surprisingly even in downtown during the tournament. Indy is such an easy city to travel to that the hometown thing doesn't play out as much as you think.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||where did you see this?||
Was it on the boards or the main page? I was just over there and didn't see any mention of it, and I would like to read it.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Gotcha||
I didn't phrase my question very well, but what do you think of three guys playing two spots, but basically equal playing time for each? Is Bolden good enough that you he warrants being basically a third starter? or is he more situational?
|9 weeks 5 days ago||MLB and WLB rotation||
Do you think they'll give Bolden, Ross and Morgan rotating through the two spots, or do you think there will be two clear starters and one guy who rotates in for both spots.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||The sad thing is...||
it did happen at ND and their investigation was an even bigger cover up than the Teo thing was. I know a couple people here in Indianapolis who went to school with the victim in that case (who committed suicide) and the scars of that are very much still alive for people who were near it.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Aww crap, normally Im good||
Aww crap, normally Im good with numbers
|9 weeks 6 days ago||believe it or not||
those are the scaled down versions. He was originally listed at 6'5, but he measure in at 6'3'' at the Army Combine as well as the 40 time and vert.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||He's easily a top 50 recruit||
maybe even higher. I don't many people would be surprised if he was the #1 WR in 2014
|10 weeks 17 hours ago||Agreed on several points||
I agree that we can't really project that much about what kind of players they will be, but I was offering my opinion and what my eye sees. Both players play against some of the best HS competition and perhaps Green's is better by a small margin. I think I can say that Green is more explosive, Dunn kind of lopes up to speed and all of his highlights that show him breaking away are sped up and still only look moderately fast. When I watch Green's highlights I see a guy getting shot out of a cannon into the second level and if someone doesn't slow him down when he gets there his momentum alone give him another 5 yards after being ankle tackled. If Dunn can't make the first guy miss he gets gang tackled fairly easily for a "power back." I just see more from Green that will translate to the next level. I think Dunn will be a fine back, but I am far more excited about Green.
|10 weeks 18 hours ago||Well, this is awkward||
twice in one thread
|10 weeks 18 hours ago||Isaac is hard to judge||
I think trying to evaluate him is a bit like trying to know whether Drake Johnson will work out. The offense he (Isaac) ran in high school got him the ball a lot in ways that exploited his strengths. He also was just a man among boys. I think he definitely has a lot more finesse and big play potential, but he is less "college-ready." In his highlight reel you'll notice that he runs very tall and takes lots of long strides. He's very nimble, but any time you seem face a reel tackle attempt he gets taken down very easily for a guy that is 6'3'' 210. He's gonna be good I think, but maybe in a different way than either Green or Dunn.
|10 weeks 18 hours ago||you mean rivals right?||
That being said I read the article and it was pretty good and outlines Meyer's path to Michigan.
|10 weeks 18 hours ago||overly long double post sorry||
|10 weeks 18 hours ago||Observations from an untrained eye||
My personal observations are that they are both very different backs within the same mold. That is to say that they are both power backs, but ones that go about their business in contrasting styles.
Derrick Green- His style is to do everything while going forward and at as close to full pace as possible. He doesn't waste much time in the back field, finds his hole fast and explodes through it. Once on the second level he's going to do a little shimmy or stutterstep that he can do without slowing down and plow through whatever is left in his way. By the time he's at the second level he's usualy at like 75-90% of his speed (which is pretty fast). As a result, lots of tacklers are only gonna put partial hits on him and most opponents tried to hit him low and have his momentum work against him. With his style you see lots of 10-15 yarders with a couple longer ones mixed in as well as a few times when he gets stuffed at the line when he picks the wrong hole or doesn't get the cance to get up to speed.
Brionte Dunn- Dunn is a little more patient and not nearly as explosive. He seems to bide his time in the back field a bit more, and more often than Green he will decide to try to go around the edge or take the play somewhere else than it was intended. His vision might be a bit better than Green's. He doesn't gash into the second level like Green, but he seems to wiggle out of more LB tackle attempts. He is taller and less compact than Green, which makes him kind of look like he's clumsily, hobbling down the field, but he does have some speed. It seems like as opposed to Green it takes him forever to get up to his open field pace, so it only shows up on his highlight reel when he's already past all the defenders. His length allows him to keep tacklers away with a very solid stiff arm.
My personal opinion is that I would take Green, Dunn racks up some big runs and breaks some tackles, but it's kind of like Thomas Rawls. Is he going to be able break real tackle attempts from college players? Is he gonna be able to turn those 5 yarders into 10 when people are actually playing with good form? Personally I think if Dunn has a good line he could make some decent yardage, but I don't think he will ever be a back that will do it on his own without a ton of help. On the other hand, I think Green's runs of 10-15 on most plays will dial back to 3-8 in college, but his style seems like it will always at least be decently effective. I think his burst is elite level and that he does enough in terms of little moves that he will have success in the B1G.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Well...||
were also not stopping them from making them now. Why get burned by the 3 AND the drive.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Naaah||
They don't play well in Banker's Life aka Conseco aka Market Square Arena isn't the same. The fans might be unbareable, but IU lost to Butler there and they have no special powers over the officials there.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||would you say he got "jiggy"||
would you say he got "jiggy" with it?
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Just so you know...||
The ESPN rankings might be hard to compare, because they ranked on a different scale when Lattimore went through. His 84 ranking would be like 89 or 90 now.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Even as a Butler student I agree with you to an extent||
Butler (and Gonzaga I suppose) are probably 10-15 in the polls, becuase they will both lose games they should win, but in tournament play both of those teams are top ten programs. Butler's team defense will mess with even the top teams (maybe not Michigan though), because it isn't like what anyone else plays. Rotnei Clarke is Jimmer Fredette-lite, and Kellen Dunham is Stauskas-lite, Roosevelt Jones is every bit as good as Shelvin Mack was, though he's not much of a jump shooter. Butler is a team you do NOT want to have in your bracket, trust me.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||In my opinion it looks like||
In my opinion it looks like he has about the same kind of speed as Jason Avant, which isn't really a limitation, because he makes it up in other areas like great route running and having a big catch radius. Also, with being sooo skinny he might actually get faster by adding weight.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Highlight Tape||
This is probably the best put together highlight reel I've seen in my two years of following Michigan recruiting. The production quality is really high and the multiply angles are a really nice touch.
I like the way he come across the middle on crossing routes. This part of his game reminds me of Braylon. He can take a 5-7 yard drag route and turn it into 15 or 20. I agree that he'll need to add weight, but considering the competition he faces now I think he would be a very welcome addition and could play almost immediately.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||One thing that may come into||
One thing that may come into consideration is he tore his ACL befor his season and is halfway through his rehab process.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Eldridge Massington||
Not related to Wisconsin, but according to Rivals 4 star WR Eldridge Massington decommited from USC and is looking around agian. Does Michigan get back involved?