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|7 years 8 weeks ago||Not a cakewalk but. . .||
Not a cakewalk but should be a solid W. They return their QB and RB but lose their top two WRs, both their left and right tackle, and a starting DE, CB, and safety.
|7 years 8 weeks ago||You don't have to post a reply||
To paraphrase a good friend of mine, you don't have to post a reply for anything that pops in your mind.
|7 years 8 weeks ago||Used to but not anymore||
That used to be the rule - EEs could count against the current or previous class but they changed things so now they have to count toward the current class.
|7 years 8 weeks ago||My bad||
Thanks for the heads up man. Last thing I want to do is give the freep more ammo.
|7 years 8 weeks ago||Amen brother||
I'm talking the full-on, Jesus Shuttlesworth treatment baby.
|7 years 8 weeks ago||Ranking of visitors||
In terms of our current need I think I would rank that group as follows:
|7 years 8 weeks ago||Couldn't agree with you more||
Spot on, man. The worst possible outcome would be a loss accompanied by a raucous group of Buckeye fans drowning out our crowd. Even if we play terrible we can't let that happen. Also, any people who decide to voice their displeasure with RichRod by booing need a serious punch to the neck.
|7 years 9 weeks ago||Not anymore||
That used to be the case but unfortunately the NCAA changed the rules so now early enrollees count toward the current class.
|7 years 9 weeks ago||You're wrong||
I've watched every game from start to finish and have seen exactly how bad our defense is man. In his THIRD year the head coach of the University of Michigan football team needs to lead his team to a winning record and beat at least one of our three rivals. Period.
|7 years 9 weeks ago||7 wins is an absolute floor||
He has to go at least 7-5 next year and be competitive in a Bowl Game.
For me, a lot depends on how we perform against our rivals - I would take 7-6 if one of those 7 is a big fuck you to the Buckeyes. But if we go 0-3 against the Irish, State, and OSU I say happy trails. Also, we have to finish in the top half of the Big Ten. I don't think that's asking too much.
|7 years 10 weeks ago||Something overlooked||
He overlooked the fact that equating NFL draft position to success in college is a spurious conclusion. Troy Smith was drafted at the end of the fifth round and was an absolute monster in college. You can't argue that Graham Harrell didn't have a successful college career and he wasn't drafted at all. Any comparison like this should be based on recruiting rankings because it would take into account the coaches' abilities to develop players.
|7 years 10 weeks ago||Depends on how you define "second tier"||
If you look at the rivals recruiting rankings of our classes since 2004 you'll see that we've averaged the 9th best class in the nation.
Regardless of whether or not you agree that averaging the 9th best classes on paper over a 6 year period justifies being labeled "top tier", you have to agree that we have underachieved based on the talent we've had. For comparison, Iowa has exactly the same # of wins as us since 2002 but they have averaged the 7th best classes in the Big Ten (we're first by the way).
Personally, I think that's an indictment of both Carr and RichRod and their inability to develop talent and avoid attrition.
|7 years 10 weeks ago||I don't think there was a||
I don't think there was a resounding majority opinion that the defense would unseat last year's D as the worst in Michigan history.
|7 years 10 weeks ago||Probably not very many. But||
Probably not very many. But just because Greg Robinson or RichRod or whoever on the current staff didn't recruit a player doesn't mean that they shouldn't sometimes be held responsible for a player leaving the program.
It seems reasonable to me that if the players left under RichRod's tenure than you have to give him the majority of the fault for the departures.
|7 years 10 weeks ago||If you read the "Decimated||
If you read the "Decimated Defense" pt. 2 journal the conclusion is clear - we have had a higher attrition rate on the defensive side of the ball than Alabama, a team that has been purposefully recruiting more players than it can offer scholarships.
Also, if you re-read my post you will see that I'm not claiming that the spread is forcing players away - I'm merely asking whether people think the offensive or defensive systems we are implementing are contributing to our struggles in keeping players around.
|7 years 10 weeks ago||You're all missing the point||
The question is who/what is to blame for the high attrition rate we've seen in defensive recruits. Is it RichRod? Greg Robinson for recruiting guys who can't hack it in D1? We recognize that attrition is a problem but no one has suggested what the root cause of the attrition has been or how to fix it.
|7 years 10 weeks ago||I know it applies to any||
I know it applies to any system - my question was whether it is more restrictive with the spread than with other systems.
|7 years 10 weeks ago||kiss our 6' 6" slabs goodbye,||
kiss our 6' 6" slabs goodbye, rather.
|7 years 10 weeks ago||Take a closer look at what I wrote||
I know he is dude - and I said that he should be with the way he is playing. I'm not saying that he should be in the game with the way he's been playing - I'm saying if we had better coaching he would be playing better and would deserve to be on the field.
|7 years 10 weeks ago||But why such a pronounced||
But why such a pronounced difference in the second half? We've been outscored 75-12 over the last three games in the second half.
|7 years 10 weeks ago||I read them every week, man.||
I read them every week, man. My point is that it is the coaches fault that Obi Ezeh has regressed like he has. He should be riding the bench with the way he has been playing but he has been playing bad partially because he has bad position coaching.
|7 years 10 weeks ago||Spot on||
Spot on Steve. Adios Jay . . .
|7 years 10 weeks ago||Agree 100%||
Apparently this isn't a very popular opinion but I agree 100%. Yes, we have had very high attrition but that is ON THE COACHES! And the players who have stayed have regressed. You can't tell me that if Obi Ezeh or Jonas Mouton went to Penn St. they wouldn't be absolute terrors right now.
|7 years 10 weeks ago||Completely disagree||
Hopson has to go. The coaching staff is to blame for failing to develop players like Obi and Jonas. I don't buy the "bare cupboard" argument when people try to apply it to the linebackers - if Obi Ezeh went to Penn State or even Wisconsin he would be a much better player than he is today.
|7 years 10 weeks ago||Agreed||
Good point. Iowa has really overachieved - since 2002 they have had, on average, the 7th best recruiting classes in the Big Ten but are tied for third (with us) in total victories. Wisconsin has also overachieved (6th best classes, second most number of wins).
|7 years 10 weeks ago||LaMarr||
I don't think many college offensive lines would be able to handle a combination of Brandon Graham and LaMarr Woodley.
|7 years 10 weeks ago||Good catch||
Good catch on Easley - it's so hard to keep track of all the players who are opting for Happy Valley instead of the sweet, sweet Deuce. Do you agree that Grimes should be lower than the other CBs Shaw, Fulton, Christian (typo on the LB vs. CB), Mathis, and Knight?
|7 years 10 weeks ago||Top 25||
For what it’s worth (admittedly not a whole hell of a lot) here is my ranking of the Top 25 guys who still have UM on their board based on our current needs. Clearly many are very unlikely but they are all still uncommitted as of now:
1. Seantrel Henderson, OL
Anyone think guys are way out of order or want to weigh in on most likely commits? Any big omissions?
|7 years 10 weeks ago||In my opinion it's warranted||
In my opinion it's warranted because it was a shot at someone who has apparently made it their goal to post as much contradictory/obnoxious/negative stuff as possible. My intent in starting the thread was to see who were the top guys that people think we have a decent chance at signing and then of course someone has to chime in with a snarky comment. Props to you for having his back though.
|7 years 10 weeks ago||Clever!||
Clearly I'm trying to create a new rating system based on star color rather than star quantity. That's a much more reasonable explanation than a slip of the keys between "blue chip" and "5 star". Nice point total by the way.