will be michigan's highest pick in a while
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|24 weeks 1 day ago||While certainly not a||
While certainly not a Wisconsin expert, I do understand they got rid of a new O line coach early on, and then they came into their own. Admittedly they also crapped the bed against MSU, but so did a lot of teams offensively. While a lot of stock is indeed being put on the Nebraska game, 552 yards is HUGE. Nebraska D, while not a juggernaut, is respectable, and they got their asses handed to them by a one dimensional offense. Impressive every day of the week. And again, by comparison, Michigan couldn't get the yard or two they needed all year, and all day long against OSU. They are what we want to be from a running standpoint.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||O line differential-Wiscy v Meechigan||
OK guys (and gals)..............take off your Maize and Blue blinders for a moment, and imagine you are a top flight offensive line recruit, looking to advance your fame and fortune at the collegiate level, with aspirations toward the pros. Do you go to Michigan............or Wisconsin? After watching the game a bit last night and Wisconsin just freaking bulldozing Nebraska, I have got to admit the obvious choice is Wisconsin (throwing tradition, legacy, and the whole Michigan experience to the side for a moment). I mean really!!!!!!!! Wisconsin doesn't have a passing attack, so they know you are just going to run it, and they run it at will. With Authority. Spectacularly so. Meanwhile, back in Ann Arbor, we can't get one yard rushing if our life depended on it. All year long..............ALL YEAR LONG...........Despite our declarations about how we want to be physical and run the ball. The intent is there, the coaching effort is there........................Is it talent? Coaching? System? Weight Program? Whatever it is, and I suspect coaching, they (Wiscy) have it figured out, and meanwhile, Michigan is lost in the proverbial wilderness, wandering aimlesssly without a clue. Hopefully, the new class with Kalis and Kugler in particular, can reverse the trend and give us a truly cohesive unit that can in some way replicate the Wisconsin gold standard, because they are indeed, the gold standard, and have been for quite some time.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||I was there.............||
That UCLA game was one of those rare deals where Michigan actually came back to snatch a victory out of the jaws of defeat. It was the culmination of a great day and great football doubleheader. Ohio State got CRUSHED by USC in the Coliseum, and from there, we loaded up on a chauffered bus to Pasedena and saw the Michigan-UCLA nightcap. My seats were such that the onside kick came straight at me.......I think it was JD Carlson (?), who closed the deal with a last minute FG for the win.
As they used to say in the old beer commercial."It doesn't get any better than this"
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Doing things the right way||
Jim Harbaugh could potentially be a great Michigan coach. But he should have to wait his turn, and maybe never get his chance. There is a right way to go about things, and wrong way, and if RR is run out on a rail like some of you would like, then the Michgian tradition and class will forever be cheapened in my mind. Yes, the team is struggling, but look where this period started. I mean really..........Nick freaking Sheridan? Playing QB at Michigan? So we have gone from losing to Appy State and barely nudging Ball State at home, to glimpses of greatness with one of most likeable, talented, yet not-quite-a -finished product-yet athlete in Denard. We have the table set where upper classmen and returning starters actually are on the grid for next year. And you guys want to shit can RR, casting your lot with Rosenberg and his ilk? Yeah, I know the D sucks out loud, not to mention special teams. So DB forces some changes by making RR get rid of Gerg, and goiing out and getting the best D coordinator money can buy, along with the staff the D coord wants to bring in. Can you imagine the possibilities of what this offense could do with another year of experience, with defense that actually generates 3 and outs and puts our offense in good field position? With a field goal kicker you have confidence in from 48 yds out? We will kick ass and take names if you allow it to happen. If it doesn't, at least you lived up to your end of the bargain by allowing the stated contract term.
If you don't wait, and get rid of RR now, you may get the result you desire, but it comes at a cost. The cost is that you enable every limp dick out there like Rosenburg and Sharp to say "I TOLD you so!". You also don't honor the contract you offerred, and by everything that is right and holy, a coach deserves 4 yrs to see what he can do, particularly when it involves the overhaul that UM has needed. And for those of you who doubt an overhaul was needed, let me remind you that we have lost to tOSU for 7 years in a row, and RR has only been there for 3.
Michigan is at a crossroad here, with no certainty as to which way to go. When in doubt, you do the right thing, and that is honoring the committment you made, giving the guy the fair shot of his four full years. If it doesn't work out after that point, then it doesn't work out, but everyone can hold their head high and say they gave it their best shot. Staying the course could work out as I hope, with the start of a new(er) tradition, with RR leading the way. I look foward to it.
But I swear, if you whining gutless weenies have your way and he is done now, then not only do we face an uncertain future, but we go forward being just that much less special, which is something I have never had to consider in being a fan for the last 45 years.
Thus endeth the sermon.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||07 ND||
So I was scheduled to go down to Bloomington to watch the 07 ND games with my son who was in school there.....8 days prior, I get admitted to the hospital with a hacking cough......go into full blown rip Van Winkle coma on Tuesday........awake Sunday morning after the game, and am watching highlights, and they are showing the ND Michigan game.........I am thinking, "that isn't until next Saturday! I'm supposed to watch this with my son!"Good thing was, it was an all time highlight reel, so despite the confusion, I figured this turned out pretty good...........
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Swarbrick is the Man||
Jack Swarbrick handled all legal aspects of the Indianapolis sports organization I work for the last 25 years. He is shrewd, eloquent, brilliant, and he 'gets' the bigger picture of both Olympic sports and college athletics. I can guarantee that the guy who landed the Super Bowl, numerous NCAA Final Fours, and the NCAA itself to Indianapolis did not go into their coaching search unprepared. Only reason the search won't be successful is that the available talent pool is a tad shallow this year. It would be better for Michigan if he were to leave ND for the NCAA, because if he stays, ND will ultimately have programs that excel both academically and on the field.