"He makes it really easy on you as a coach because he has tremendous football instincts," Michigan tight ends coach Jay Harbaugh said. "Things come really naturally to him. He doesn't have to see things too many times. He has a good sense for how things should look and feel, and he's a tough, physical guy."
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|9 hours 25 min ago||You Beat me to it||
That was a great example of just terrible color commentary. Diarrhea of the mouth. Absolutely thoughtless. Unoriginal. Idiotic.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Ridiculous||
For Trey to be that high as a 6 foot defender.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Much obliged||
For your level of restraint and very clear explanation for why you have it. This kind of caveat is sorely needed in stories like this.
|3 days 7 hours ago||wtf?||
the forecast has the eye of the hurricane a few hundred miles south on Saturday afternoon and prediction of "light rain" throughout the day Saturday and Sunday. What's all the fuss?
|4 days 2 hours ago||Sorry||
For using the second person. Lazy. Less typing. Got me.
|4 days 3 hours ago||Tempered enthusiasm||
Much as I'd love to see an athlete like Gary, after 10 years of following recruiting, I'm weary and leary of the superstar that doesn't want to make a commitment by the fall of his senior year. Either you love Michigan or you don't. And if the latter, good luck to you. We're moving on and we like our star walkon DT just fine, thanks.
|4 days 3 hours ago||Where||
Where were the big words? Just curious. I'd say it's more gritty, natural exposition and emotional outlay.
|4 days 3 hours ago||I don't know||
I think it's kind of gorgeous.
|5 days 2 hours ago||there, you went and made me||
You wild-ass stat ratio thing there kind of irks me. Now I have to go look it up.
Ok, just the BYU game, rb stats only.
They ran 10 plays for less than 3 yards gained and 3 plays for 10 or more. On those 13 plays they gained 103 yards, for an average of about 7. I'll take those. On the other 29 stupid, mundane non-extreme plays that make, you know first downs and stuff but seem to bore you, they averaged about 3.5. I'll take those too.
Further research indicates Utah running game was awful any way you slice it. But overall, thru 4 games, they're averaging about three 10+ Gains per game, against about eleven 2 or less gains. So the one-to ten ratio you tossed out really only applies to the Utah game and the rest completely negates it.
|5 days 4 hours ago||Amen||
I'm 56. The lions were dead to me in 1982. Hadn't won a playoff game yet in my life up until then. 33 years later... One?
|1 week 3 days ago||Lots of apparel||
if you figure the whole department, coaches and athletes, adds up to about 1,000, then the deal affords $5,300 in apparel per year to each of them. Seems like a lot even at full retail. Am I wrong? How many sweatshirts do you need?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Shadow of the goal line||
Ace, I can't tell if you're mocking Brent Musberger here re one of the cliches that irritates the hell out of me. The shadow of a goal line is cast only on the turf upon which it is painted. The original phrase was "shadow of their own goal post", which made sense back in the day when the posts and crossbar were on the goal line. Someone else in this post referred to "shadow of their end zone" which is even more nonsensical. Can we please rid ourselves of this verbal narcotic, at least on this board and leave it to asses like Mussberger?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Not sure about the need for explosiveness||
There's been a lot to read about and film to look at lately with regard to power running offenses. Chris Brown's Grantland article quotes Stanford's David Shaw saying "We live for the 4- or 5-yard gains; the 4- or 5-yard gains are the body blows".
Two games in, I think we're seeing a similar mentality in Shaw's mentor, now coaching for Michigan. And I personally like it. First, the RB must be powerful, a bruiser. If he's elite-level fast, we'd welcome it, but so will every other school.
Conversely, I don't think a 210 lb speedster is going to do as well within this scheme.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Love this hit||
This is the Seattle model. Lead, blast with the shoulder. Good stuff.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Sure, music is an unqualified form of expression...||
... But the guns? Cumong man.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Zero.||
|4 weeks 2 days ago||rotation||
I'll start off with a bottle of Duvel or Chimay. After that, I'm going to Glenmorangie, aged in Sherry-oak.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Love this!||
Great effort. That said, I have to think Michigan's defense will be better than you're predicting. You've got them giving up 23 points a game, which would be a tad more than last year and rank about 28th in FBS last year. I think they'll be better than that.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||9-3||
9-3, losses to Utah, MSU, OSU. I know, that's pretty much chalk. But until we see what happens on the field tomorrow night, we're as clueless as we've been since 2011.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Easy.||
But seriously: Butt.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Are we ready for some football?||
This signals that only one major post remains to be written -- Brian's game eve preview.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Nickelback||
Playing a spread offense, you'd think nickel back would be a set piece position, in which case Ross comes out, right? So who's the fifth DB?
|4 weeks 5 days ago||he will appear this week.||
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Agreed||
Having captains completely defeated is a bad thing.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Benda and Dalimonte||
Nobody's commented on this so I have to.
Q: Jim are there any other long term injuries (besides Mone)?
A: Benda and Dalimonte.
Two walk-ons. A 223 lb linebacker and a 5-9 DB. Two guys who we know and JH knows and all the people in the room know will never see a meaningful snap in a winged helmet.
So, what is he doing here? Those are the only player names he volunteered in the entire presser. Is he being serious, or funny? I laughed out loud. He threw out the same kind of thing a couple weeks ago with Hewlett and Wrobleski. Same thing. Two undoubtedly great kids that he cares about, but we all know are irrelevant to the press corps.
My point is Harbaugh is a benevolent genius, using a platform which he completely disdains to call out a few kids who's names will never be heard from again. And to throw a useless bone to the corps to chew on.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||But, it's not really "game week" yet||
Since the game is next Thursday, game week technically should not start until tomorrow. This would be like starting week 2 game week and doing a game 1 postgame presser before playing game 1.
I was thinking about how practice and meetings would be scheduled today and tomorrow. If they want to simulate as accurately as possible a "game week", tomorrow would be like a Sunday -- they would rest and/or do a light workout and spend a lot of time with film.
Likewise, if today is like Saturday -- game day -- they would have a full, tough scrimmage today with a lot of running around and complete exhaustion.
OMG, why can't I think about anything else!
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Damn||
That kid has got some burst in those legs.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Where is mike McCray?||
McCray is one of those bafflingly yet to be relevant, superb athletic specimen. Throw in Dymonte and Shallman too. Is the light not going on?
|6 weeks 4 days ago||This is Bo-rilliant||
Some poobah in the US Golf Association once said of the U.S. open course setup, "we don't intend to punish the best golfers in the world. We intend to identify them."
Harbaugh stacking the team up in an old, non-AC dorm will go a long way toward identifying those who stay...
... And those who know they're never going to play or aren't sure they want to be on a football team anymore are gonna say screw this bullshit... and won't stay.
Gotta believe this culture explains the departure of Samuelson and Miller -- and no offense or discredit is made to either of those guys -- they made good choices for themselves.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks||
Appreciate the chart work, thanks. Especially like the full schedule vs Power 5 comparison. As for analysis and construction, stay in school for a couple more years and keep up the studies and practices.