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|4 days 11 hours ago||USC||
I know USC is looking for a big name coach, and it is a great job but I keep hearing everyone talk about Jack Del Rio as one of the leading candidates for the job. Am I crazy for thinking that doesn't really qualify as a big time attention grabbing hire? But I guess with Sumlin seemingly out of the running Del Rio might be their best option.
|4 days 14 hours ago||Orgeron||
I don't know if he would take the job, but if you are Illinois, or heck even Purdue (granted its only been one year with Hazell) why wouldn't you try to hire Orgeron as your head coach.
He seems to be a tremendous recruiter and his players love him, he might be able to do well at a school with no real expectations. He will never me more popular then he is now, take a risk Illinois, you aren't going anywhere with Beckham.
I just want some Big Ten schools to hire some coaches outside the normal 2-3 year MAC success story.
|5 days 6 hours ago||Bama losing||
Think this means we can get Hand to decommit and decide to come to Michigan?
|5 days 10 hours ago||Agree with everyone here||
Had to go for two there, but do not like staying with the Dileo play after OSU called the timeout.
|1 week 5 days ago||Lay Off Gardner||
He fumbles every time he is coughed upon. So the 19 sacks he took over the three previous games in addition to all his runs, how many times did he fumble?
He throws off his back foot and and refuses to move within the pocket. So you think our offensive line is fine and does a good job pass blocking, Gardner just can't recognize all the time he is given? I must be imagining all the sacks he has taken and the numerous times he is forced to do a play action fake and turn around to an unblocked blitzer. When you have no faith in the guys in front of you your mechanics are going to break down.
He makes poor audible calls. How do you know what audibles he does and does not have available to him? Does Borges give him the freedom to check into a few different plays or just one at the line?
He is not as a good a runner as Denard. Well hell, no one is, Denard was a freak of nature as a runner. I must have also imagined those impressive runs Devin had vs ND. Or their defense must be so much slower and less athletic then Iowa's which is why Gardner was able to run so effectively vs them.
Gardner will never be as good a QB as everyone was hoping for before the season, but he is not terrible and Shane Morris is not a better option. He has been hit more then anyone should and has no confidence in his line.
I agree Borges is a failure of an OC and a coordinator, but Devin seemed to throw the ball pretty well at the end of last year for you to all of sudden decide he cannot be a functioning QB anymore.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks for the update||
I like the direction KBA has the program going this early in her tenure.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Thanks||
Always appreciate the updates MGoSoftball.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Wilson/Gordon||
I thought I heard Gordon had an injury of some nature and was limited to special teams and they benched Wilson to "shake things up" on defense.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Borges||
Lets summarize where things stand after today, Wyoming, South Dakota State and Illinois had more rushing yards vs Nebraska then Michigan had total yards. Purdue, the team that hadn't scored a touchdown in weeks and may be the worst Big Ten team in 20+ years also had more yards vs Nebraska then Michigan did today.
But sure, lets keep blaming it on youth, because that meme isnt intellectually lazy at all. No other team in the country plays young lineman. Nebraska wasn't playing backup lineman at two or three different spots today yet still managed to run all over a good defense.
At some point you have to realize there is a fundamental problem with Michigan's offense. These players are now nine games into the year and have gotten worse, that is not the mark of good coaching. Teams with less talent and little experience still somehow manage to generate more then 200 yards of offense. Is it all Borges fault, no, firing him will not fix all Michigan's offensive problems but at some point changes need to be made and he is where you need to start.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Insanity peppers||
Oh, so you weren't a talking coyote, you were just a talking dog....
Wait a minute, there's no such thing as a talking dog.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Gardner's Turnovers||
Correct of somehow rectify Gardner's turnovers you say, that would seem to fall mostly on the shoulders of the QB coach.
We have a redshirt Junior QB who had a really good 5 game stretch last year with only part of his time spent in practice as a QB. Then he has an entire offseason where he is QB 1, the QB coach can work with him and coach him up and what has happened. His numbers have actually gotten worse.
His completion % is down slightly (59.5 to 58.9), his YPA are down slightly (9.7 to 8.7), in 6 games he has as many passing TD's as he did in his 5 games last year and his interceptions have doubled. Not to mention the average pass defense ranking for those 5 teams last year (not a true measure of ability but closest I could get) was 48, while this years 6 opponents is 68.
Where does all the blame lie, I don't know, but there seem to be a lot of questions about Borges right now, so please stop acting like he had done nothing wrong and the questions/critisicm are unfounded.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||B trending downwards towards C||
I think Hoke is a solid head coach, he brought in Mattison, seems to be a very good recruiter, teacher and has all the fan/booster pleasing coach speak down. That being said changes need to be made on the offensive side of the ball.
I don't know enough to make hard and fast judgements about the offensive line. Is it a lack of talen, a lack of coaching or a lack of proper talent identification. I do believe there are teams with less line talent and experience that make it work but maybe I am wrong.
The problem is the OC and QB coach has a talented QB to work with, except he has seemingly regressed. We were all excited with Devin's play at the end of last year, and expectations were sky high about what he could do with a full offseason as the starting QB. Yet halfway through the year Devin seems to be worse then last year and I feel that is squarely on Borges.
Hoke turtled at the end of the game yesterday, but I believe he has shown enough for me to say that is an abberation. But if he doesn't make changes all of his little negatives become a lot harder to ignore.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Proactive vs Reactive||
My problem with making changes during the year is the fact that the coaches knew the running game was an issue coming into the game, why had they not yet made changes. They still ran the running backs 30 times for less then 30 yards. Can't good coaches make adjustments after bad wins (Akron, UConn) or during the game, and not always have to wait until after terrible losses. Changes will always be made during the year, but I don't believe they always have to after things have already spun out of control.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Student Tickets||
I don't really understand the outrage. As others have said, this is what a lot of big time basketball programs do, if you want a big time basketball program at Michigan you have to deal with the consequences of increased demand.
To take what A2 said a step further, Duke makes you camp out for 24 straight hours where anytime they blow an airhorn you need to run out of your tent and report for roll call. This is just to be entered into a lottery to get tickets and usually you get them for just a few games, and no guarantee what those games are.
Lets wait for the season to play out and see how many students are actually denied tickets to games they want to go to before we bemoan the total unfairness of the plan.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||TPS Report||
Make sure he doesn't forget the cover. We sent a memo out about it.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||2015 QB's||
Anyone have any ideas who would be on the short list of guys Michigan goes after once they move on from Rosen. Edwards, White, I know Dillman is supposed to be good, and I believe in stater Malzone (spelling?) is down the list a fair bit.
Any other names that people have been hearing?
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Purdue||
I know he is only two games into his first season but how long does Hazel last at Purdue. His previous coaching records isn't all that impressive and this is an inauspicious start. As has been stated here multiple times, hires like Hazel and Beckham are what is keeping the bottom of the Big Ten down.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Game 3||
Wagner is hurt, so it it looks like its Driesenga or bust for Michigan. She just has to regain her regular season form and pitch Michigan into the WCWS.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||Weird Half Inning||
I almost feel bad for the Nebraska pitcher, but great work by Michigan to take a good lead. Now they just gotta hold on and then its on to the Big Ten Tourney. Good first year by the new baseball coach.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||Hmmm||
Do you think this is secretly what all Brady Hokes talk about genetics have been? Him and David Brandon have been working on gene splicing to develop the next generation of Michigan football players.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Trey Burke||
That was a quality highlight video of his strengths. When they mentioned his ability to block shots I was wondering if they were going to show his block on Peyton Siva that was called a foul. Sure enough they did, I still had a tough time watching that and the rest of the Louisville highlights in Burkes clips. But he should go top 10, maybe top 5 and hopefully he has a long succesful NBA career.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Best of Luck THJ||
I also realize it is all about getting scoops and being the first one with the inside info, but I am starting to get a little annoyed with all these people revealing the info before the actual press conference. Can't the kid have a chance to actually make an announcement? If he didn't care about it he wouldn't have a press conference. Oh well, maybe I'm just being unreasonable.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||Agreed||
They do have some great talent coming in, I just have my doubts about Creans coaching acumen. He had what may end up being his best combination of talent and experience in his time at Indiana and they got bounced in the second round.
I really dislike Tom Crean and hope he fails miserably, but he could still be a better coach then I give him credit for and next year will be an interesting test for him.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||McGary/GRIII||
As has been pointed out multiple times in all of these discussions over the last few days McGary has sinced backed off his previous statements about being 100% sure he is coming back. He said once the season was over he would sit down and evaluate his options to see what made the most sense for him. Keep in mind, he is or almost 21, much older then a typical college freshman.
As for GRIII, he would not be an "idiot" as you put it, if he went pro if he is projected to get drafted in the lottery. I assume his dream is to play in the NBA, and if he can realize that dream and being a lottery pick after one year great for him.
Most of the NBA draft now is based purely on potential and raw talent, look at the last few drafts. Is that 19 year old from France fully developed? Andre Drummond was and still is incredibly raw, yet he went in the top 10 and is having a good rookie season. That is what the NBA draft is now, drafting the guys with the highest ceiling and hoping they develop, and both McGary and GRIII have very high ceilings. I hope they both come back, but if they are both lottery picks then my best wishes for their future NBA careers.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||Weak Draft||
I feel this year being a weak draft and next year being better involves a couple of factors.
-I think all recent drafts have been weaker because they all draft on potential now, so there is less to go on with players abilities.
-I think the guys who were supposed to be the focal point of this draft (Noel, Muhammed) got injured or underperformed in college and put a damper on some of the draft hype.
-There is no surefire talent to build a team around like Davis was last year, or Griffen a few years back
-Finally I think the current crop of high school seniors is thought of as better then this years college freshman, making next years draft better.
That is just one mans opinion.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||Crean/Indiana||
Now with 4 starters gone I will be interested to see how Indiana does next year. Crean will be in his sixth year at Indiana and has yet to take them past the Sweet 16. In 14 years as a head coach he has only been to the Sweet 16 three times and beyond it once (Final 4 w/ Wade). I wonder how long it will take for him to get on the hot seat if he continually fails to advance far in the tournament.
Good luck to Zeller at the next level, I don't think he will be all that good, to soft and not much of a midrange jumper, but good luck to him anyways.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||Repercussions||
The worst part of the whole incident is that I doubt there will be any form of discipline for this umpire. I understand they have a hard job and most do a great job of getting the close plays right more times then not, but this call was inexcusable.
He made up his mind before the pitch was thrown and seemed to want to punish Zobrist for starting to go to first. There needs to be some way to hold guys responsible for blatantly missed calls that impact games like this.
Ok, sorry about that rant, maybe I'm still a tad bitter over the block call last night and Jim Joyce's call from a few years ago.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||Stauskas||
I know he was dealing with some headaches/migraines during the Cuse game, any word on whether those problems persisted in last nights game?
|34 weeks 2 days ago||Michigan and Cuse||
The refs did not lose this game for Michigan, but to compare the complaints over this call to the Syracuse "blarge" is unfair and wrong.
The "blarge" was a 50/50 call at best that refs are never consistent on. Could it have been a block, yes, but there were experts who even with slow motion replay said thecharge was a good call.
No one is watching this replay and calling this a foul, it was a blown call plain and simple. Michigan could have done a better job of holding onto the lead and making this play a moot point, but its more then fair to expect the refs to get calls like this or the earlier goaltend correct.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||Jrs and Srs||
I don't know how highly recruited guys like Siva and Smith were, but Michigan could have those type of guys in Levert, Albrecht and Horford. Program guys who are never going to play in the NBA, but come in and spend 4 or 5 yrs in the program and by their Junior and Senior year end up as quality veteran contributors. Despite this now being his sixth year, Beilein is just now starting to really get hsi recruiting where he wants it.