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|2 weeks 5 days ago||hands?||
Wouldn't kicking the ball with the front feet be considered "hands"?
|3 weeks 5 days ago||i thought||
Anchors are supposed to sink. to the bottom.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||his name's been bugging me all morning||
I'm pretty sure Prepolec went to Cranbrook in 7th grade -- same as me, same year -- and then went on to BH JH and Lahser HS. We both played football on Cranbrook's 7th grade squad. I think... Anyway, he was huge but too nice of a guy to play big time college OL. There just wasn't any "nasty" in him. I don't doubt, though that he walked on in '77 or '78. He would have graduated Lahser in 77.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||B-B doesn't have to wait||
B-B can call Hoke, make his verbal commitment and then not tell the internets about it five minutes later. What a concept.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||The map room||
My favorite indoor place on campus. Top floor of the grad. Awesome view of campus and drawers and drawers of maps, just maps.
Of course they may have done away with it at some point in the last 31 years....
|5 weeks 4 days ago||MSC||
I was going to ask the same question. When you run one of the 10-15 highest regarded universities in the world, you tend to have more important things to worry about than landing a 17 year-old football recruit. Or for that matter, the football team. or for that matter, the athletic department.
Sure, you say, but the athletic department brings in a lot of money, right? Uh, yeah, but it's not all that important when you've got an $8 billion endowment. And revenue flowing in from all sorts of other sources that dwarfs the AD's.
Gordon Gee, yeah, I guess he has to earn his ridiculous salary somehow.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Perspective||
Dutch, I've got 14 years on you. I was listening to the Harry Oliver game (friends of mine named their dog Harryoliver) with my roommates in the living room of my rental on Adams, three blocks north of the stadium. We were listening because it was being played in Indiana.
What you also don't remember is that Butch (don't call me Harold) Woolfolk had a crucial fumble in the fourth quarter.
See, the thing is you really can't count on more than one hand the games Michigan deserved to win and ended up losing. Generally, losses happen to teams that are flawed and we've never enjoyed a flawless Michigan team. There are plenty of games they got lucky winning. Even Woodson's team almost lost to ND and Iowa. And Glen Rice's team was a frickin 6 seed with an interim coach.
Shit happens. My perspective has evolved from being crushed or elated at losing or winning big games, to having various shades of pride in my teams and their rosters. Lately, my pride overflows. Fergodsakes.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||plus a million||
For that one.
Remember: it's their rivalry, not ours.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Damn shame, a pet peeve||
I am as into politics as I am Michigan football and basketball. Those two things (and golf and pretty women) fill my head all day every day.
It's really disappointing that anything having to do with politics is verbotin on this site. Not that I'm disagreeing with the ban, rather that, for some reason, passion over politics gets ugly in about a nanosecond in a medium like this. If "Clinton" or "Bush" are words used for anything other than street names, all hell breaks loose. Even if the reference is clearly ON-topic like the one that started this thread.
It just bums me out.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||WTF?||
I mean seriously, WTF?!?!?!? Michigan is playing in the NCG tonight?
This past three weekends have been surreal, hard to internalize. The clobbering of VCU. The Shot. The clobbering of Florida. Mitch effing McGary!?!?!?
1989 comes to mind first and 1993 isn't even close. There was the "Michigan Man coaching Michigan" magic that seems to be paralleled this year. Just my two cents.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Acquired taste||
I've learned to appreciate all different kinds of cheeses and ethnic cuisines and certainly whiskeys. But plots involving dragons I just can't get into.
He says, as he sits in the kitchen with headphones plugged in to the 19" TV because his wife is watching that stupid show.
|10 weeks 15 hours ago||and if you we're older||
you would include Anthony Carter.
|10 weeks 16 hours ago||I like your point here||
The General graced us for four years, culminating in the championship. We will not be able to say that about Trey. I love the kid more than any that's ever played for Michigan, but I gotta give it up to Gary Grant.
|12 weeks 27 min ago||Great piece, Seth||
Thanks so much for that. I hung on every word.
Please, please, find a similar source on Defense! On that side of the ball there just seems to be so much more grey area from one position to the next on the DL and with the OLBs.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||EMLOS, not EMLOS||
Thanks BobbyHill. That blog post, the first I've ever seen on a pro team BTW, was helpful.
From what I can tell, the Sam tends to help out and becomes the end man on the line of scrimmage on the strong side, whereas the WDE is the EMLOS on the weak side. This in turn makes the SDE a third interior line man essentially, no where near the end of the line with contain responsibility.
Ergo, this makes Strobel a really good SDE if he bulks up and Taco and Mario great end contain guys with their leaner size more a linebacker.
Am I on the right track?
|13 weeks 6 days ago||SDE v. WDE||
This post mentions the importance of picking up an SDE in this class. Can somebody smarter than me explain the difference in the type of player you want at SDE vs. WDE? What's more important -- HT/WT, speed, power?
I look at the Depth Chart by class and see Godin, Strobel and Heitzman at SDE and Charleton, Ojemudia, Clark and Beyer at WDE. They're all returning in 2014 as well.
Based on the fall roster, the SDE group is, on the whole, taller and heavier than the WDEs. Clark is sort of an exception because he played heavier last year on the interior. Maybe he takes off a few pounds as more of a rusher. On the other hand, Strobel was tall but thin (6-6/252) in his redshirt year and I guess we should expect him to be heavier this fall.
Still, these are just generic observations and I'd love to hear a little more insight. How are the challenges and responsibilities different? If you have a tweener in terms of height and weight, say 6-4/250, what skills would make him a good WDE vs. SDE?
|17 weeks 23 hours ago||Devin Hester!||
Denard is Devin Hester with a brain trained on the offensive side of the ball.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Stenavich||
I have had it in my head, but I can't find the proof, that Stenavich actually got some PT in his true freshman year. For that to be true he would have had to get a medical. Regardless, as I remember it, the mass exodus from the 2000 class (hutch, Bachus, Brandt, not to mention Henson, Thomas and Terrell) left LC with 2001 being a rebuilding year, which Stenavich briefly figured in to.
|18 weeks 7 min ago||agree on tackling||
I'm not the talent expert you are, Magnus, but that film shows a whole bunch of tackles that would be just attempted tackles in college. Reon is in serious need of coaching.
|18 weeks 2 hours ago||great post, Seth||
We may enjoy a great Oline at some point in the future, but have to remember that Patience is Sold Separately.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Crap.||
One of only two sites I pay any attention to outside of this one. (TTB the other.)
The pay sites just piss me off.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Keith Jackson||
I can't remember who was doing the interview, but somebody once asked Keith Jackson what was the best campus gameday experience. He said (paraphrasing) they've got something special down there in Oxford, Mississippi.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Fifth year guys||
The 2013 roster will have more impactful 5th year players than any recent year I can remember. What a nice luxury.
There's also a group of guys who may or may not be around for a fifth: Mike Jones, and the walk-ons Brink, Brookhuisen and Glanda
|18 weeks 5 days ago||beat me to it..||
Schofield to guard...
|18 weeks 5 days ago||OL Shuffle||
We've heard the staff really likes Braden. If he's so good, he should get on the field at RT. Schofield can move back to LG next to Lewan, which worked really well in the past. Then there are only two interior spots for a bunch of guys (Bryant, Miller, Kalis, Bars, the walkons, Kugler) to compete over. Also, it gives Braden a chance to tune up for the point when the left handed Morris will be QB. Magnusen understudies for another year behind Lewan at LT.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Or...||
They're just incompetent, self-directed plutocrats earning 6-figure salaries to do little other than wear a blazer to the local chamber of commerce once in a while. And screw up our logo only because they could not care less.
What? I'm cynical about bowl officials?
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Too ambiguous||
That article in Forbes leaves a lot of unanswered questions that the reporter didn't seem interested in asking. The key question is, how exactly does Intel think they're going to get content providers to grant access to their programming? The article mentions Intel working Hollywood, which, ok. But what about Bristol, CT (ESPN) or Atlanta (Turner properties) or Chicago (BTN)?
The sports premium is driving the cable bill bloat. If you take everything but sports away from cable, then Comcast become a pure sports play, which is probably not sustainable.
There's too much to speculate on here to know what the hell the Intel play means.
|21 weeks 12 hours ago||Devin Hester||
Denard is Devin Hester in the NFL. the difference is DR knows how offenses work, while Hester still has no idea and is a liability as a receiver for Jay Cutler and the Bears have used him there more often then they ever should have. But returning kicks? They seem to me to be identically skilled.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Love em!||
I would pick them over any team other than Buck/Aikman. Sure, I like Herbstreit's commentary, but he's so often paired with Musburger who makes me nauseous.
Tirico is pleasant and critical enough; Gruden is very good at picking apart a play and explaining the keys to it.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Count me as confused||
I know this has been kicked around the board quite a bit lately, but I'm confused as to the adoption of the "Texas" rule. For several years, Mack Brown has been rigid about his no-visits rule. If a recruit commits and then takes a visit, he's out, period. Hoke seems to be going with a modified Texas rule, to the point where I don't see how it's a rule at all. Rather, it seems a kid can commit to Michigan, take a visit and merely spend time in a dog house (Dawson) or suffer no consequences at all (Conley).
At this point, I would have to say I'm not for or against a "rule", but if he's going to have one, Hoke should stick to it, or not have one at all.
WRT Dawson and Conley, they both seem like good kids. Why handcuff or cause angst or bad feelings with a good kid?