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|9 weeks 1 day ago||I think with JB Michigan will||
I think with JB Michigan will always be far more skilled than most other teams especially in the BIG. With his drills and overall program methods and philosophies whatever the reason we just always seem better at handling the ball and pressure than others. We always seem to have better shooters than most everyone else. Contrary to a lot of others in the big who seem to favor the brawn and brute physical path. The BIG tourney game with MSU vs OSU really brought this to light for me when watching OSU just look horrendous on offense. Jacking up brick after brick and just look awful on offense in general. The only head scratcher for me sometimes is the approach Beilien takes with the post players. And maybe I'm just not patient enough. We've had attrition with the NBA and that is hard to overcome. I just feel like maybe he should put a little more onus on the 4/5 position.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||I think the biggest problem||
I think the biggest problem right now is that M is just not at a point program wise where we reload with top 5 talent especially when it comes to quality bigs. I know JB has a certain big in mind when he's building a team but you just can't expect to have a lot of success especially in the tournament when you're running out MB and Donnal at the 4/5 positions. I apologize if I've offended anyone here by saying that but to me it's the hard cold truth. We had the most tourney success when we had McGary(NBA now), and Horford(rebounder/ decent rim defender) and Jmo.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Young - No not so much||
Young - No not so much anymore, Underdeveloped - On the offensive side of the ball in particular.. Very much so!
|15 weeks 2 hours ago||I can see Jim and Tim going||
I can see Jim and Tim going to some jumbo sets in the very near future. Green, Smith, Shallman, Issac.. A lot of big dudes right there!
|15 weeks 14 hours ago||In two years we will be||
In two years we will be rubbing our eyes watching this team and wondering if it's the 2012 49'ers dressed in Michigan maize and blue! Drevno will make nasty road graders out of these guys and Jim will have one of these 6 QB's throwing bombs to anyone of these WR's! Said it before and I'll say it again people think there isn't a lot of talent on this roster, I believe we will quickly see the mastermind ability of Jim H and the glaring shortcomings of B Hoke throughout both complete staffs from top to bottom!
|15 weeks 3 days ago||I agree I think JH and staff||
I agree I think JH and staff are setting the bar very high and pegging certain guys that fit whatever they're trying to do because of a weakness somewhere. Being quite picky in other words. They already know that for 75-80% of these guys it's going to be an uphill battle trying to swing them in our favor!
|15 weeks 4 days ago||You Have to be pretty excited||
You Have to be pretty excited about the future! All the injuries and early entries will be a blessing in disguise moving into next year. You throw MAAR, Dawkins, and even dakich and lonegran into the fire and it forces them to compete. And they have and they're getting better. If Duncan Robinson and Wilson can get stronger and jump right in that will add depth. Wilson needs a big offseason however. But you gotta love how the team competes!
|16 weeks 4 hours ago||Sure hell would! Harbaugh can||
Sure hell would! Harbaugh can make that happen :-/
|16 weeks 11 hours ago||Titus Booker could be||
Titus Booker could be interesting in that if he puts on 10 LB's he could be an interesting change of pace back for JH's offense. 6' 195-200, while maintaining 4.40 speed. Could be nice
|17 weeks 4 days ago||I would not be surprised if||
I would not be surprised if someone on the bench really starts to take it to the next level and emerges
|18 weeks 2 hours ago||I think I'm most excited||
I think I'm most excited about the Drevno hire. Well 2nd of course to JH
|18 weeks 15 hours ago||I remember Keith Jackson's||
I remember Keith Jackson's famous line about Floyd in that game - " he's six two two hundred and thirty pounds and he's a load!" God I miss Keith
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Jauquin Feazell!!!!||
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Lemme also say this..JH will||
Lemme also say this..JH will seek out Urban Meyer like he did Pete Carrol. Like a heat seeking missel!
|18 weeks 1 day ago||It's going to be so||
It's going to be so interesting to see what WR's start to make their way to the forefront and become ballers
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Harbaugh and staff=||
Harbaugh and staff= competitiveness, toughness=it's happening
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Couldn't watch it and failed||
Couldn't watch it and failed to Dvr it. How did Dawkins play?
|18 weeks 6 days ago||In Drevno we trust!||
In Drevno we trust!
|19 weeks 13 hours ago||But I still agree TE, and||
But I still agree TE, and WR's still need someone to push them as far as positional coaches.
|19 weeks 13 hours ago||At first glance yes. Then I||
At first glance yes. Then I think that between JH who coaches the QB's(arguably our weakest most ill-performing position) will now be in great hands, and then Drevno, who sounds like exactly what this program needs and lacked under hoke is toughness, foaming at the mouth competitiveness, and technique. The line got better as the season wore on but I think we will see a big increase in productivity from the O line this season IMO. We are possibly getting one of the best 5 OL coaches in the country. Far cry from Funk.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||May not happen fast.. It may||
May not happen fast.. It may not happen slow.. But it will happen RIGHT! JH is piecing together a pretty damn good staff! Like in business he understands that you have to surround yourself with like minded and or people who push you to be the best and that is exactly what he's doing. If you look at this staff that is starting to take place it is starting to blow Hokes staff out of the water. The big difference to me will be Drevno vs Funk. I really believe that we will see a big difference in that position group.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||The future of UM football is||
The future of UM football is bright!
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Not old enough to live the||
Not old enough to live the Desmond years but I grew up on Woodson and crew. My sister got me Woodson's authentic home nike jersey and I about flipped! We have a fantastic basketball coach and he'll have us back to final fours very soon.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Yup, play Dawkins and even||
Yup, play Dawkins and even Rahkman. Everyone outside of maybe CL will return and by next year we'll have a better everyone including a stronger wilson and Duncan Robinson
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Jim did tell us at the intro||
Jim did tell us at the intro presser that he couldn't say wether the process would move fast or slow. I'd rather have him take his time and get it all right! Measure twice, cut once. And I agree I think they'll announce and make all hires official at one time
|19 weeks 2 days ago||I think that there is an||
I think that there is an element that may be overlooked. And that is intensity. Which age could play a factor for that with Jackson. Harbaugh is an intense guy, same with Drevno, Durkin, and probably 98 percent of everyone JH will hire. Even Mattison with being a little older is still pretty passionate and intense. I'm not saying Fred can't coach but he may not line up with what JH wants. Just my thought on it FWIW
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Ya it's going to be very||
Ya it's going to be very interesting to watch this new regime unfold. All these O linemen that we've brought in over the past three years that we all thought would really pan out but never did or took forever to under Hoke. Now we have a guy who specializes in that position group so I'm optimistic about what lies ahead for that unit!
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Could be getting info about||
Could be getting info about Trevno's intensity and borderline psychotic approach and isn't digging it. Wouldn't think he'd make that decision at this juncture though. Whatever, best of luck to him it just opens a spot for another guy.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Ya this really does make||
Ya this really does make sense. Otherwise wouldn't M want to keep it consistent but couldn't by ending Nike and signing with adidas. Personally I like the "Nike" maize a lot better!
|19 weeks 3 days ago||I agree||