this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|3 years 16 weeks ago||True that||
Can definitely still get a passing grade w/o showing up. My question is how would not completing the semester affect APR? I'm sure Darius and manny each left to get ready for the draft without finishing up the semester. There's not much incentive to do so unless they plan on coming back to school later.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Bike||
I saw him and what might've been Glasgow (Idk) coming right at me last week. Both were rocking tank tops and the dude on the back had an American flag swimsuit on. Kind of scary to see that much person coming at me that fast.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Experience statistic||
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe that takes into account minutes played, only years. So while Zack and Stu are l ly counted as your average senior (think equivalent to Austin Thornton), in minutes-played they're probably among the top of the league.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Gatt/Cunningham||
I feel like Gatt's speed would be better served as a winger. Also, if they're looking for defenders, why not give a look to his teammate at Molde, Sean Cunningham. Last I heard he was doing well.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||ESPN hopping on the bandwagon...||
Front page article titled "Michigan players' tweets are possible violation". Thanks for blowing up something that is nothing at all.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||I will say||
I don't usually listen to Simmons podcasts, but I was intrigiued by this one. Made the POTUS seem like an average sports fan. The bit about not letting guys go easy on him in bball and his convo with Chris Paul about Blake Griffen were pretty funny.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||What happens if..||
The womens basketball team narrowly misses the NCAA tourney and earns a home game in the NIT? Will they play at Eastern?
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Christian||
I actually have been thinking Christian deserves a shift per game. He brings great energy off the bench. His defense and rebounding are good enough that he's not a liability. Been thinking this since we had that game where everybody was in foul trouble and he got some minutes.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Northwestern||
Northwestern is an opponent Michigan and Beilein certainly don't take lightly. The team actually spent two days last week preparing for NW's offense (since they didn't play during the week), while opting to go with normal preparation of OSU. I thought that was interesting.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Coaches getting along||
It's also a lot easier to get along (or at least appear to) when your team just won a BCS game as opposed to coming off not making a bowl game, which is what RRs offseasons were like.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Love it||
This is a great idea. I'm in the Maize Rage, too. Let's make this happen.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Hmm||
She seems like a pretty nice girl...
|3 years 24 weeks ago||He was out for a while||
I believe it was a surgery that he had early in the summer before his senior year. Limited him for a little while in terms of camps/lifting.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Other offers||
I know that at one point he had some level of interest from Wisconsin. I know that the decision ultimately came down to Michigan vs. a couple Ivy League schools. Very smart guy.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Gibbs||
He is a great guy. Very intellegent and nice. Will be a great representative for our program as a peson. Also, check him destroy ppl in his senior highlight vid. Looks like Michael Oher in the Blindside.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||My complaint with umhoops||
My complaint is that for all the great information that Dylan provides, there is not enough unique content. The game previews/recaps largely just feature kenpom numbers and other stats. I like the player analysis bullets but I feel like he can do more than that. Occassionally, there will be a post from Dave Merritt or a post analyzing Michigans recent trends ( ex: three point shooting slumps) but not with any sort of regularity. All the unique stuff he does post is great which might be why I want more of it. At least Brian gives some commentary in his posts (along with the great humor).
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Denard/Fitz||
I think it will be difficult to have Denard invited to the heisman ceremony if fitz is first team all big ten. If we're riding fitz pretty hard and he gets like 1400 it's tough to see denard getting many more than 1000-1100 or so unless he has a great passing year. It just doesn't seem like there's that that many yards to go around. Here's to hoping I'm wrong
|3 years 26 weeks ago||B1G rules?||
This is the first I've heard of this. I'm curious to know why this is a rule
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Izzo||
Izzo actually sent out an email to student season ticket holders telling them their performance so far this year has been subpar and that they need to step it up.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||Article USA Today|
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Shoes||
Thanks for this. It's extremely helpful and well put together. But what's the rule about not betting ppl where you got your shoes? I didn't get that one.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Ok. State||
What if 'Bama beat LSU and Okie State pounded Stanford. Any chance Okie State would get some AP votes? I think this is more likely than LSU getting votes just bc it'd be fresh in voters minds.
Edit: Sorry, similar post below
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Coaching||
The coaching certificate doesn't mean all that much. There are club soccer coaches in the state with an "A" level certification. You obviously have to be knowledgable about the game but that doesn't necessarily make you a good coach. He was always reluctant to make proper in-game adjustments. He seemed to have his way of thinking and stuck with it no matter what the situation was. I think he would've been gone a while ago if he wasn't so great at all of the other responsiblities a coach has (recruiting, pushing for funding, etc). As far as player relationships, I understand that soccer players not liking their coach happens from time to time but from what I've heard it seems pretty unanimous and that definitely doesn't play into your favor when trying to keep a job.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Akron Soccer Coach/ Burns||
Their coach has no reason to leave Akron other than money. I've been to a game there and the environment is wild. I would guess that they average about a 500+ students per game. Maybe closer to 1,000. The atmosphere is wild. Also, a lot of people in surrounding towns come to their games. It's a big deal.
In terms of recruiting, Akron basically goes to the Olympic Development Program national and hand picks the best plaeyers. I think they had something like 8 players go in the first round of the MLS draft last year. Incredible when you think there's only 11 starters. If he came to Michigan I'm sure he'd be able to get some of these recruits to come but I guess I don't see why he would other than making him an offer he can't refuse.
Regarding Burns, he's build the program from the ground up. What he's done for Michigan soccer is unbelievable. As great as the students who started the Ultras were, none of that happens without Burns. He got unlucky this year. Lost Meram, Sooney Saad, Hamoody Saad, and Blais. Also, his best recruit Cunningham, opted to go play in Europe (and is doing very well). That being said, it was well-known that Burns wasn't a very good coach. It was evident in just watching him coach that he was subpar. A lot of the players didn't really like him, either. Good luck to Coach Burns in whatever he ends up doing. Great guy who Michigan Soccer owes a lot to.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||OSU tix||
It's weird to think, but you might actually be better off buying a pair of student tickets and getting them validated, as long as you don't mind sitting with some students (there won't be many bc a lot will be home). Tickets are going for as cheap as $50 right now if you look in the right spots. Will only be going down as the few that are selling theirs for $300 realize there's no chance they get anything close to that.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||What game theory doesn't take into account||
I believe Tomlin wanted to kick originally, so let's assume he's attempting a 51 yard field goal. For a normal NFL kicker in a normal stadium this is a no-brainer. But Siusem has been less than reliable this year especially from distance, and Heinz Field is the hardest stadium to kick at in the NFL. Specifically, kicking in the open end of the stadium, which he was, is very difficult. I believe the 51-yarder would've been the longest in the history of the stadium on that side.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Other Twitter News||
Did anybody see Blake Countess' tweets today? Seemed to be referencing Stefon Diggs...sounded promising.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Woodley/Harrison||
Harrisono is practicing but has not been cleared to play and will most likely be out. Watching the game last week, I thought Woodley's injury was a lot worse. He went down w/o being touched. I'm nervous about his effectiveness since hamstring injuries are often things that just don't really go away.
As to if he tackled Tom softer? I've always kind of wondered that too, but woodley and brady never played together. I feel like maybe if it's somebody like Braylon he wouldn't do some little stuff (like get into it after the play), but it's definitely 100%.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Smyly vs. Turner||
Who has more trade value and upside? I would think Smyly, but I'm a Turner fan.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Sinelli||
I know Andrew, and he's a really good kid. Somebody we want representing our program. Don't count him out as a future contributor. Congrats Andrew!