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|14 weeks 1 day ago||1st quarter||
Michigan defense 1
Our O is getting by through superior talent and not execution. Smelling a much better 2nd quarter.....
|14 weeks 6 days ago||What about Joe Reynolds?||
When I think sleeper, I think walk-on (like Glasgow) or more like former walk-ons like Glasgow and Reynolds. However, a walk-on at a skill position is even more rare.
Just by virtue of lack of depth, you have to think Joe Reynolds is a sleeper.
Decent speed, decent height, might be a deep threat.
Or what about Jeremy Jackson. 6-3, might be a decent red zone target?
OK, I'm streching but playing time equals opportunity and Reynolds and Jackson may get a lot of it this year. Hoke singled both out as having improved and both have apparently looked decent this spring. So, those are my vote(s).
|15 weeks 5 hours ago||Worst part is....||
...he was playing on a one year restricted free agent tender and would have been in line for a nice contract extension from the G-men or in unrestricted free agency after this year.
He is only making around $2M (yeah, only but who knows what his shelf life is) this year so this could cost him dearly.
Here's hoping for a strong recovery and an awesome 2014 season that finally leads to that big pay day.
|15 weeks 5 hours ago||So, we don't have the biggest running back.....||
Meet David Fangupo, Hawaii's newest running back....
Yeah, that's 350 pounds of pure awesome with speed to boot....
Yet, even with great speed for somebody over 100 pounds overweight, I'm guessing he doesn't possess Green's 4.4 (?) speed.
Green will be fine....
|15 weeks 5 hours ago||This!||
Couldn't agree more with Magnus' comment.
Totally ridiculous to base opinions on Green on a listed weight and a couple carries shown on CTK.
I also think Smith could be a stud but I'm still as excited about Green as I was when he committed.
|15 weeks 6 hours ago||Now we know why you're smiling Prescott....||
|15 weeks 6 hours ago||Shane NEEDS to play like no other.....||
But I wouldn't play him unless we have a 3 TD lead with at most 10 minutes to play.
If he is indeed our #2, he needs experience and he needs as many snaps as possible. This season could get ugly if he has to play and doesn't have real snaps under his belt.
|15 weeks 6 hours ago||I agree with those||
who say it's too early. If the season ended now, it's definitely Scherzer, without a question.
The 2011 or 2012 Verlander? No question, it's JV. 2013 Verlander even if you give him some extra credit for long term resume, JV is #2.
And I also agree that he's not a lock for the #2 right now. T
Guess the post-season ERA/WHIP:
4.22 ERA/1.24 WHIP
1.77 ERA/0.98 WHIP
Sanchez is the latter although in fewer starts plus JV was rocked in 2006 as a rookie so the stats are misleading but still.....
|15 weeks 6 hours ago||So, now he could follow in these footsteps....||
(if he moved to the secondary)
Isn't that Berkley Edwards brother on the right?
|15 weeks 6 hours ago||Whoops....||
Sorry about that....brain fart, feels like yesterday with Martin.
So, I take it back, DL - definitely not worse if the only losses are Roh and Campbell.
And yes, slew of young talent might mean we might ACTUALLY have a pass rush.
Thanks for the correction.
|15 weeks 7 hours ago||How awesome is it....||
....when 3 other players (so far) are mentioned as surprises as captain omissions?
Gallon, Gardner, Gordon....
At least 7 potential captains.....nice problem to have.
|15 weeks 7 hours ago||Hmmm....||
Wonder if Devin yielded to Cam Gordon this year being that they were old HS teamates and all knowing this is his team in 2014.
Probably not....just taking a shot in the dark.
This team definitely doesn't have a leadership problem!
|15 weeks 7 hours ago||I guess what matters is....||
.....how do we compare to last year. That really is the only barometer to go off of.
QB - Better. Devin is more experienced and fits the offense. Depth is a concern but could Shane be worse than Bellomy was last year?
RB - Better. Fitz is back. Green/Smith/Rawls/Johnson/Hayes are a much better supporting group.
TE - Better. Funchess and Butt plus a better offense for Funchess.
WR - ???? Who knows. Gallon and Dileo are back. Roundtree and technically Gardner are missing. Reynolds/Chesson/Jackson/Norfleet - depends on their level of improvement
OL - Better Lewan is back, supporting cast is better.
LB - Worse for now. Losing Ryan hurts but he will be back (hopefully). Will he be the same though? Ross will be even better and there is a solid rotation. Once the old Ryan returns, this turns to a "better".
DL - Probably a bit worse. Hard to replace Martin, Roh, and even Campbell. Some freaks out there but unproven. Upside is high.
Secondary - Better. Despite the loss of Kovacs, Countess is back and there are a slew of talented newcomers.
Special Teams - Pretty much the same. A full season of Norfleet at KR/PR will be interesting.
So, yeah, I'm excited for this year. Improved at most positions and most importantly stability at QB within the system could lead to a special year. 2014 could be even better.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||I'm most excited about...||
...the secondary. That's always been a question other than pass rush and I can't help but think it will be vastly improved. We've he major questions in the secondary the past two seasons but still had decent Ds so I'm anxious to see what the overall D looks like.
Now about that pass rush.....
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Heavy in the RB space? Another Green weight knock?||Come on man! Green is a beastly photon torpedo of muscle. Fournette, well, if he wants in to the beastly photon torpedo of muscle club, I guess we can let him in.....if he's decent that is.|
|15 weeks 2 days ago||So we do get....||
...Damon Webb. Just a year later.....
Sounds a lot like Webb to me. And the intangibles sound like they are through the roof on this kid. 2016 with Peppers and Crawford will be special.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Bigger, better solution....||
Lets bring back Dan Gibbs, put him at QB. Has the height to see over defenses and won't go down easily. Jared Lorenzen was effective right?
On a related note, why don't hockey teams find the biggest human being they can find, put goalie pads on them, and put them in goal and act as basically an impenetrable wall? Seriously, I never undstood why this doesn't happen unless there is a rule on how big a goalie can be.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||No, this is a TOTAL surprise...||
Not sure where people aren't surprised by this one.
Just a couple weeks ago, UMHoops had an article about Looney http://www.umhoops.com/2013/07/15/kevon-looney-i-could-be-next-at-michigan/ where he stated "he could be next" at Michigan referring to GRIII.
From the article:
Looney maintains what he calls a “pretty good” relationship with Michigan’s coaching staff, saying John Beilein contacts him about twice a week.
One aspect of Looney’s recruitment that can’t be overlooked is the importance of retaining assistant coach LaVall Jordan, who was being strongly considered for the Butler head coaching job. Looney said Jordan is the coach he has the best relationship with and that he was glad to hear he was returning to the team.
“That’s big,” Looney said of Jordan returning. “He’s the assistant that’s been recruiting me, so I have probably the best relationship with him. That’s big.”
Again, just a couple weeks ago.....so, yeah, I'm a bit surprised. It went from "I could be next" at Michigan and a two horse race between UM and Duke to, not in the top 5.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||So hypothetical question for everybody.....||
For a long time, Parrker Westphal (100% 247 Crystal Ball) and Montae Nicholson (93% 247 Crystal Ball) have been considered Michigan leans.
There is also JuJu Smith and Adoree Jackson lurking around although definite longshots, especially Jackson.
IF, and a big IF, Lattimore and Smith are the rumored DBs that may or may not be committing this week.....would you rather have those two and close out our DB recruiting (and keep them out of OSU hands)?
Or would you rather have Westphal and Nicholson (and/or keep open the remote possibility of one of the West Coast blue chippers)?
Again, I'm assuming landing Lattimore and Smith would close out DB recruiting.
I'm torn. I like Westphal and Nicholson but stealing two Glenville kids, especially a 5 star one is enticing.
|20 weeks 4 hours ago||So yeah.....||
.....looks like its definitely going down now.
That said, I really don't think this is a cause for excitement. I'm guessing the kid, er, man, is kicked off the team. But the tragic thing is that its another male athlete, OSU or not, that physically assaulted a woman.
It's not an indictment on OSU or Meyer, its an indictment on the fact that schools like OSU have to put huge signs about respecting women.....and that athletes still don't.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah....||
....I gotta agree. Heck, every kid with a brain tumor can name their tumor "Michigan" and beat it and that could become the universal standard treatment for all kids with brain tumors and I would have absolutely NO problem with it.
It's actually a pretty awesome story......if a Michigan fan names their tumor "buckeye" and beat it.....just as awesome. Beating a tumor is awesome. Calling out buckeye behavior for this kid is not.....
|21 weeks 3 days ago||So the Shea Patterson comment.....||
"Right now I am committed to Arizona, and if I don't hear anything from any other school for the next three years I will be happy to go to Arizona, but since we moved things have been different," he said.
It's like the long term deal you make with a single female friend who is more a solid 5 while you wait for at least a 7 to marry. "If you and I are still single when we're 40......"
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Wow....first time I've read extensive camp comments....||
...and saw nothing negative. Ok, so color me skeptical at first but no longer. Very excited about this pick up. The reasons for the lack of offers make perfect sense.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||I think your "h" key may be acting all funky like.....||
It keeps spitting out "John Runyan" instead of Jon Runyan.
It doehs thhat to meh tooh h.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Your ? was well placed after the word "better"...||
There isn't a better offer than UM. Its like winning $300M in the lottery and wondering if spending it on $300M of scratch offs is a good idea so you can make more. Only Denzel's scratch off says "Purdue".....thanks for playing.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||Uh, yeah......||
.....that APR is about to go up a little bit more. And I'm not talking refinance rates either.
Looks like he can sling it around pretty well. Good height, smart kid, doesn't take up a scholly.....like it.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Surprised Florida isn't higher....||
They definitely have a deeper roster of quality NBA talent than most but most have come in the recent past.
Michigan has two potential 1st rounders this year and 4-6 potential NBA players on the 2013-14 squad. I imagine that ranking will climb in a few years. Looking forward to it......
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Texas Tech wins....||
...the battle for most absurd western themed promo video with that.
I had lingering doubts about firing RichRod and wondered about giving him one more year. Those doubts are now gone. Thank you for that.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Only on MGoBlog....||
....can a positive note about Da'shawn Hand turn into a 3 page long sub debate. We talked subs, it was crazy. Wow.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||I am from the future.....||
Peppers will commit on 5/26/13.
Beware of softball.
That is all.....