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|2 weeks 7 hours ago||What I'm hoping is that Nuss||
What I'm hoping is that Nuss at OC imports what I think is the Alabama way - to figure out the base plays that the team executes best and drills those a zillion times, and then uses different variations off those base plays to create hesitation in the defense. It seems clear from last year that multiple blocking schemes and formations aren't going to help - line up and let the OL's muscle memory take over and use those 4/5 star physical talents to impose on most defenses. Will that present issues when it comes to MSU or OSU? Maybe, but 10-2 looks pretty good right now.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Implication of 2015 DE offers||
My guess is that the raft of additional DE offers for 2015 indicates one (and maybe/probably both) of the following:
1. Staff believes McDowell is gone
2. Staff not confident in shot with Jashon Cornell.
Am I reading too much into this?
|9 weeks 5 hours ago||It is my fondest hope that||
It is my fondest hope that Dan Snyder decides he needs to make a splash with a big name and gets Urban to go coach the Skins. I'm not too proud.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Enthusiasm||
From The M Block: Fort Bend Austin running back Vic Enwere: "It was cool I guess."
Clearly flipping any minute.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Alex Bars was a disappointing||
Alex Bars was a disappointing miss. Give me a class full of high quality tackle types and they can play guard if they don't turn out to move as well in space. Vice versa doesn't work.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Out coached||
I think there are a lot of factors, youth is certainly one on the offensive line.
However, I don't know how you watch that game yesterday and come away with a conclusion other than that we were out coached. I'm not looking to fire Hoke and the defensive side did an OK job, but offensively we were just outcoached by Dantonio and Narduzzi.
Move the pocket, misdirection, more bubbles, 5 wide to spread the field, hurry up...something. There is no way this team should look that bad. Losing I understand, MSU is pretty good. But not that embarrassment.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Bosch was the key||
I'm a Joey Burzynski fan given how well he's done to rise from walk on to starter, but the first couple series he was getting beaten regularly. When he went out and Bosch came in, it became a different game offensively - I watched Bosch on many of the plays and he seemed to be largely terrific.
Next week will be the real test - if a line of Lewan-Bosch-Glasgow-Magnuson/Kalis-Schofield can open a few holes and protect Gardner next week so we can put up at least 20 pts., I will be optimistic that the storm has passed. With a decent offensive line I think the offense would roll.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Hey Al||
“I think all play-callers will run the same play if they have success,” Shurmur said. “Sometimes developing a tendency is a good thing. That means you’re good at stuff. I’ve heard that said once before, you know, but then of course you’ve got to be able to make it look like one thing and do another, as well.”
Philadelphia Eagles OC
|25 weeks 5 days ago||I believe that spots will||
I believe that spots will loosen up by a fair amount by the end of the season (really by the end of '14 spring practice)...
I count maybe 4 on the roster that may not be granted a 5th year, plus maybe 5 transfer candidates in search of PT. I won't name names out of respect for the kids, but I think there will be another 3-6 spots or more opening up for the next two classes.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||With all these critical||
With all these critical recruits in for the game, better make a good showing on the field (thankfully I believe we will).
|26 weeks 6 days ago||Would love to see him picked||
Would love to see him picked up by the Eagles - their safeties suck and someone who doesn't blow assignments or miss tackles would be an upgrade.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||LeSean McCoy? Yes, please.||
LeSean McCoy? Yes, please.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Upvote||
Upvote for "could've"...clearly a UM grad. You have renewed my faith in humanity, however briefly.
|28 weeks 17 hours ago||I would think Drew Brees||
I would think Drew Brees would be up there.
Woodson, Peyton, Montana, Steve Young, Elway, Ray Lewis, Aaron Rogers would also be good choices.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||You mean like how we are a||
You mean like how we are a decent bet to have our commits be the top two prospects according to Rivals? (I assume you are being sarcastic)
|28 weeks 4 days ago||OSU recruiting is unbelievable||
As great as our recruiting has been - and I'm quite pleased with it, no complaints - OSU's recruiting is poised to be off the charts, at least according to these rankings.
In addition to the 5 top 100 prospects they've already landed, there is Raekwon MacMillan (#16) and Lattimore (#54) that conventional wisdom says will be Buckeyes.
They are also still in on (at least) Damien Prince (#11), Solomon Thomas (#24), John Smith (#26), Jamal Adams (#29), Lawrence Jones (#33), Damien Mama (#38), Malik McDowell, Clifton Garrett (#47), Thomas Holley (#67). Thankfully some play the same position so they can't take them all.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Benevetti||
What about (Scout 4*/No. 82) Jack Beneventi? He's from Illinois and at 6'6" he seems to fit the Michigan mold. Is he high on the Michigan list?
|30 weeks 1 day ago||If you'd rather attribute...||
...to someone other than Cortez because of the context, go back to the beginning:
Sun Tzu, The Art of War:
"Throw the troops into a position from which there is no escape and even faced with death they will not flee. In a desperate situation they fear nothing; when there is no way out they stand firm”
|32 weeks 5 days ago||My ears are burning... Boles||
My ears are burning...
Boles and Hoard...Fournette and Green...I like it.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||Another LB may visit||
I mentioned this elsewhere, but I've seen indications that 4* Richard Yeargin may take an official to Michigan. 24/7 has him predicted to ND.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||Also seems that that Richard||
Also seems that that Richard Yeargim (LB) may take an official to Michigan
|35 weeks 3 days ago||BTW, Adoree Jackson is all||
BTW, Adoree Jackson is all over the place in his comments - says M has a great shot, but other comments put that into question. I doubt he really knows what he wants to do.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||24/7 indicates that he camped||
24/7 indicates that he camped at OSU on June 21 - looks to me like he was hoping to receive an OSU offer as a result and then decide between OSU and UM. When the OSU offer didn't materialize, he jumped on the UM offer.
Can't blame a guy for scoping out his options. Welcome aboard!
|36 weeks 2 days ago||Not enough points to start a||
Not enough points to start a general recruiting info thread, but I will add here that Michigan 5* DT offeree Andrew Brown (who is tight with Hand but eliminated us a couple weeks ago) said he's deciding tomorrow from among the following:
<blockquote>Brown, who will decide between Virginia, Florida State, Virginia Tech, Alabama and Clemson, said there are several factors that will go into his decision.</blockquote>
EDIT: blockquote fail
|36 weeks 3 days ago||"We just felt like his level||
Fred Jackson? No, Tom Luginbill of ESPN.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||I disagree - in fact, to my||
I disagree - in fact, to my untrained eye, it has always struck me that Hoke and his staff approach recruiting much more like a "draft for need" situation rather than a BPA philosophy. For example, picking Kalid Hill so early in the process, as well as AJ Williams, the various different linebacker profiles,etc.
In fact, that seems to set them apart from Urban and his crew - for example, the year they took 3 or 4 WDE seemingly because they were highly rated (Spence, Washington, etc) rather than filling out their OL needs with 3 stars. That seems to be a system designed for high Rivals rankings, rather than maximizing on field success.
Wishful thinking, perhaps.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||Seriously...wish my childhood||
Seriously...wish my childhood was only 21 years ago.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||If OSU offered another||
If OSU offered another lineman, he may feel the need to take the offer there that he really wanted there rather than continuing to enjoy the process and potentially losing his spot. Good luck to him wherever he goes - too bad though, can never have enough good OL and OSU schadenfreude.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||Very odd...it's like saying||
Very odd...it's like saying you'd do that to play with Jeff George. Does not compute.
|38 weeks 5 days ago||If it makes you feel better,||
If it makes you feel better, Mustipher got blown past on both his reps.