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|9 weeks 4 days ago||A new pass friendly offense||
A new pass friendly offense that probably seemed designed for a certain #4 to step into a few years later.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Forgot about the pictured rocks.||
When I heard about Sleeping Bear being on the list I immediately thought Munising Bay was prettier and I had completely forgot about the pictured rocks being there.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||I'm not following Hoke||
No, I don't really plan on following Brady Hoke. It's the players that need to follow and Brady Hoke's job to lead them. Not me, I am proud to be a MICH fan. My role is to support MICH. Thats what fans do. Maybe your more than that. Whatever that means.
Am I skeptical about him being the best man for the job, sure. But he has the job and me spending hours analyzing his past acimpishments, or lack of them, or worrying about his lack of them; isn't going to change that. Nor is it going to lead to any constructive or positive outcome.
Yes, I seek reasons for hope rather than reasons for more despair in somethng I have no real stake in, other than the stake I choose to put in it. That does not make me a sheep.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Looking through Michigan||
Looking through Michigan stats there was one year which the 4th leading ball carrier had over 250 yards on over 60 carries. His name was Chris Floyd. If I remeber right UM did alright that year.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||The "Joe, Just Shut Up and||
The "Joe, Just Shut Up and Deal With it" Division
Don't you see. That's exactly what is not happening.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||tradition of the #1 jersy||
If I was going to try to explain to someone where the tradition of the #1 jersy at Michigan came from and what it means, this is the play I would show them.
For me it was a 20th birthday present listening to MICHigan football with my Dad after I had jumped on the UM bandwagon when I was about 10.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||To me this is the most maddening part||
-Have mandatory physical training as punishment during a time of the year that no mandatory training is allowed?--
The football coaches were making sure the players were going to class and making them run when they didn't and now UM is being punished for it.
Can you imagine the explosion if that happened to Bo.
|5 years 10 weeks ago||No, a restraining order would||
No, a restraining order would not have kept her safe. A restraining order would give documentation that this woman had a reason to fear this man and would be justified in defending herself. This I believe is the real value of a restraining order.
|5 years 10 weeks ago||Atwan was a good college||
Atwan was a good college player. He was not quick enough or have the range for an NBA guard. Nor was he big enough for the 3 spot. He was pretty deadly at an open 15 footer and often could get off an runna, especially if he was being guarded by a smaller player as he was 6'5". Much like Jalen of the fab 5, he was not the best player on the team, but often the glue that kept things from flying apart.
|5 years 16 weeks ago||Agreed. But its only a 4||
Agreed. But its only a 4 year contract, right? So only 2 years remaining. Unless things go south again next year he will have his full 4 years. But after that who knows.
|5 years 16 weeks ago||I think the advantage UM had||
I think the advantage UM had over the other schools is that RichRod said he would give Denard the chance to compete at the qb position. He is being given that. I suspect both of them know Denard has to much talent to waste it on being a 3rd string qb.
|5 years 19 weeks ago||You don't think its just||
You don't think its just possible that a college football coach might be enhancing a story a bit about how he made room for a Heisman trophy winner by sacrificing another highly rated player. Especially when there is no real way to prove him wrong.
|5 years 20 weeks ago||If the freep had done their||
If the freep had done their research to start with they don't have a story and they knew it. First they write a story where its obvious that UM is guilty. Then months later they give out information the mitigates the first story, but by now everyone already "knows" UM is guilty. If they would have wanted to research the story from the beginning the could of. They didn't because they knew it wold hurt their case.
Right now they are probably trying to soften the blow for when the NCAA report comes out basically says the story was crap.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||Some of the offensive players||
Some of the offensive players we already have will move to defense. I believe James Rogers already has, he just isn't ready to play yet. RR seems to like to recruit a lot of offense and and let them compete for positions. When it becomes apparent to some players they are not going to get the playing time they would like they will move to positions where they can get on the field. Its a process and it takes time. I also think it makes a lot of sense in this day and age and the explosiveness of the spread.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||The problem with basing the||
The problem with basing the 4th down decision on historical data is that it none of the historical data takes into account 4th and 2 from your own 28 with a 6 point lead and 2 min left. Unless this situation has been played out before which I seriously doubt.
In football little details change the strategy significantly. It would be interesting to see, historically, how many of those 4th down attempts where runs and passes and the conversion rates of each.
I think Belichick is a great coach who probably made a bad decision. Like a great coach, I doubt he evaluated the aggregate generalized historical data as much as he focused on the factors involving his specific situation. Many of the factors we fans watching the game on TV know little about.
|5 years 30 weeks ago||I don't think Tate can||
I don't think Tate can compare to Chad's robo demeanor and stature.
Going with Brian's descriptions of Tate's magic he might be more like "the Wizard."
|5 years 33 weeks ago||"The backlash has included||
Whether or not the death threats were made does not support or disparage the "journalist" allegations. Nor is it a signification portion of the backlash. If the editor had real issues with the "backlash", how about commenting on a ABC announcer calling the allegations a "witch hunt" during the game Saturday. Seems like the editor was hoping this kind of "backlash" goes unnoticed.
I think it is fairly obvious the second point is directed towards this statement by Brian:
The Free Press has been trying the marginalize blogs and Brian in particular. As Brian pointed out they previously had implied Brain was some anonymous writer who nobody could identify and could not be contacted, instead of a guest of several radio talk shows this past week including being interviewed by Mitch Albom. There is little doubt they see the internet and Brain as a competitor.
|5 years 33 weeks ago||I didn't really care for it.||
I didn't really care for it. Seemed like artificial excitement. I would have rather heard the band. I was up high in section 21. Everyone there seem pretty indifferent to it.
|5 years 35 weeks ago||I would not be surprised to||
I would not be surprised to see Sheridan run the first series or two against WMU. The first series is likley to start around our 20. Rodriguez is not going to have a freshman throw down field in that situation; first series, first game. WMU knows that. If we can get 2 or 3 first downs, use Zolton to trade up field position, then bring in the freshmen.
God, guess I watched Bo to many years.
|5 years 36 weeks ago||Great information. As usual;||
Great information. As usual; Michigan leads, other schools try to imitate.
|5 years 36 weeks ago||Thanks for the reminder.||
Thanks for the reminder. Sept. 5 is the first game I have ever attended. I am lucky enough to have a spouse that is also excited to be going and I am thinking that is something she would be interested in also. When does it take place and where does is start.
|5 years 38 weeks ago||I really think their skills||
I really think their skills complement rather than grate against each other. It is not like Tate can't run or Dennard can't pass, just that each has there own strengths. They both can run the same plays just the mix will be different. So the rest of the offense will be running the same plays from the same formations they did in practice.
|5 years 38 weeks ago||The biggest apples and||
The biggest apples and oranges comparison is that Colt was playing for a team coming off 2 consecutive appearances in the BCS title game and UM was 3-9 last year. I think there is a good chance Tate will lead us to a 10 win season but I highly doubt it will be next year.
|5 years 38 weeks ago||I post so infrequently that I||
I post so infrequently that I know what posts are being voted up and down but I am usually unsure why. So its still aggravating for me. Especially the down votes.
|5 years 38 weeks ago||Needing to have 20 points to||
Needing to have 20 points to write diaries is one of my 2 biggest problems with the point system and by far the easiest one to fix. Not only do we get bad diaries but there have been some diaries that were posted as diaries instead of board topics just because the poster lacked the necessary points.
|5 years 39 weeks ago||I am surprised that with||
I am surprised that with Arkansas on the list of possibilities nobody has mentioned that they would in all likelihood be led by a certain ex UM qb. Is this a good thing or a bad thing. I am also very curious- as if anyone could possibility know - would the situation make it more likely or less likely to happen.
|5 years 40 weeks ago||Slatton was indeed kicking||
Slatton was indeed kicking our ass in '04. He kept killing us running that qb wrap play where he fakes a hand off and runs off tackle. It is not a wonder he ended up getting hurt. I admire him on his guts. I also think he has more guts than sense and that would have eventually caught up with him one way or another.
I do not see MSU as a true rivalry because they almost always are rated and finish far behind UM. It is a big game that I hate seeing UM lose, but that is the point. UM gains little by winning. It is not like beating tOSU or Norte Dame or even Penn State for that matter. This years game is shaping up as an exception to the rule. It should be interesting.
|5 years 40 weeks ago||Yes, I posting more and||
Yes, I posting more and having less to say just so I can get to 20 in case I want to start a board post. I am getting close so someone with like 500 points will probably feel the need to take me down a couple notches. I am thinking about starting a discussion of the points system.
|5 years 40 weeks ago||They finished 24th in both||
They finished 24th in both polls last year (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/rankingsindex). I would think 31 would be a disappointment for a program with such a bright future as the Spartans. I realize they have a new qb but many Spartan fans think this will be addition by subtraction. I think if I was a Spartan fan I would be looking forward to at least breaking into the top 25 for the second straight year. Of course doing that would mean UM is pretty much a must win game. It might be interesting with the pressure clearly on Sparty this year.
|5 years 41 weeks ago||The article seems biased to||
The article seems biased to me but why let it get to you.
1) All the argument about who is recruiting better and which program is on the rise will eventually get settled on the field. All this hoopla now doesn't amount to a hill of beans.
2) This is obliviously an article written specifically for overly giddy Sparty fans to further their journey into fanatically unrealistic expectations. They are no more going to replace Michigan in the ranks of college football than we are going to replace Sparty as perennial big ten favorites in basketball. Unfortunately in a world where internet hits and magazine sales are how many sports writers make a living, these rabid fan bait articles have become a good way to pay the bills. Lets not encourage them. I feel a little dirty myself for checking the article out.