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|2 hours 57 min ago||The AL.com Story...||
....is linked right here (LINK)
According to this, he has indeed finished his degree at Alabama so he will be eligible right off the bat at CSU. It also mentions, and I didn't think about it before, McElwain was Alabama's OC when they nabbed Hart in 2011.
EDIT: Per the response to me, I missed the link - I blame insufficient light in the den plus beer.
|4 hours 43 min ago||VHS Indeed...||
I was actually thinking more about recording it on Betamax using the TV / VCR combo that Sony Electronics put out about 35 years ago. It has a 12-inch Trinitron screen and everything.
On a more serious note, it is premieres like these that make me yearn for the days of Mystery Science Theater 3000 again, as I like to think that they would be all over this film.
|9 hours 59 min ago||As Well As This...||
I believe that Ty Isaac will be wearing #32 on offense, so hopefully he can channel this #32 and distribute the power equally amongst the RB corps. That would make for some big smiles in Ann Arbor certainly.
Glad that that the wait is not much longer for football though. I should start working on the "end of OT Season" post, although we'll still have a couple weeks yet.
|10 hours 27 min ago||About The Sod...||
Bush Turf - the contractor - said that they were trying to have this done by Thursday and that the department basically wants the field back to football by Monday, so the window is not huge for them to undo what they are doing at all. I believe they also said something about repurposing most of the sod, which makes me think that it leaves Michigan with them early next week, although I could use some of it in one spot out back, that's for sure.
|10 hours 41 min ago||Thanks For Sharing This...||
"If that happens, there might be a unique bowl game available, just outside Los Angeles: the Rose Bowl."
This would be awesome for both Clark and his mother if this was the game she got to see of all the games. We shall see what happens during the season, of course, but that was a very moving article, I thought, and hopefully he can get her up to Ann Arbor to see a game and put together a great season for himself so he give back as he wants.
Thanks for sharing this.
|11 hours 15 min ago||I Chuckled...||
"We appreciate our friends from Ohio making sure we are compliant with NCAA rules," a sarcastic Muschamp said last year when asked about Meyer reporting the Gators. "They certainly know a little bit about NCAA rules."
I remember this coming up in the past actually. Say what you will about Muschamp, he still gets a big +1 from me for this particular bit of snark.
That was a pretty nice read, I thought. Thanks for sharing that.
|11 hours 31 min ago||Not True Indeed...||
Really, what you've said is not true in the slightest, and indeed, here you are again trying to have this "conversation" in a thread where there was no call for it. Your remark was intended to troll and provoke people so that you could pretend to have a discussion which, as others have pointed out, is simply circular and futile when it involves you. I could send you to Bolivia right now, but I am sure "1929" would appear within hours and they would bear an eerie resemblance to you. The fact that you tried this same shtick under a diffrent username is evidence that you are not the least bit interested in getting along with anyone. If you believe that inflammatory posts are the only sort that get attention here, your opinion of this blog and this fanbase are pitifully low.
|14 hours 8 min ago||I Noticed That...||
It is either Notre Dame fans who believe they are the One True Independent or there are some serious sour grapes eminating from the Mountain West faithful, the conference that BYU football left a few years ago. Other than that, with the sole exception of Utah State perhaps wanting the Old Wagon Wheel back, I can't think of anyone BYU has so offended.
|14 hours 42 min ago||Embed Of The Vine...||
Here's the Vine the OP mentions:
|14 hours 58 min ago||Good News Really...||
As for what Clark in particular said, it sounds like they've made a comprehenesive effort to address they very thing that Clark himself pointed out almost in passing after the BWW Bowl, where he said something to the effect that they had lost the will to play "as a family". We talked about it much here and it is great to see that get addressed as I think it goes almost as far as coaching and practice in getting these guys to perform 100% every week.
|15 hours 18 min ago||Meanwhile On BTN...||
Well, those far outstrip the compelling football on BTN that same afternoon. Consider:
- Western Kentucky at Illinois
- Western Illinois at Wisconsin
- Howard at Rutgers
...and that's just the noon slate. The last one might be an upset special, given the conference's luck.
|17 hours 10 min ago||Intriguing Statement...||
As I recall, there was a story at the beginning of June that all the paperwork needed to complete the transfer to Nebraska was filed by Stringfellow and then the bomb was dropped about three weeks after that, the news that he would be playing for Ole Miss. It would be morbidly amusing - if nothing else - to know what transpired in those three weeks beyond Pelini's startlingly frank evaluation of the parents in this situation. In other words, I am intrigued now, Coach Pelini - tell us more while we're on the subject.....
|1 day 4 hours ago||Quite Agree...||
I agree, and it isn't even just on the page mentioned, but as one might suspect, Robinson and Gardner show up numerous times in the 20 or so pages of records. It actually serves as an excellent reminder that, while it seems like the team is wandering through the woods sometimes, it continues to produce some great leaders and prolific contributors.
|1 day 6 hours ago||Some Highlights...||
Here are some sophomore highlights...
|1 day 8 hours ago||This Right Here...||
Like some, I sort of had this quizzical look when I saw the title of this thread, but that's sort of where Thomas is going with this if you read the full Plain Dealer article. Here's where I think he starts to flesh out his idea a bit, if you will:
"I think it's that attitude and that swagger that demands respect. And, he also goes and backs it up out on the field. He throws the ball to the right person. He's doing things and getting everybody on the same page. That's just as much the role of a quarterback as throwing touchdown passes."
If it were meant to be a straight comparison complete with in-game performance and stats, then...yeah...
|1 day 11 hours ago||Hard To Say...||
It's hard to really say what any of it means for the offensive considering that inside zone blocking is part of the package that comes with inside zone running, or I believe the two come as a set. To that end, it probably doesn't say anything about Kugler and might say that, in the experimentation that they've undoubtedly done to date, they like Glasgow's size and footwork better at center (Kugler might still be #2 for all we know). It will be interesting to see what the "depth chart" for the offensive line (which may or may not be the depth chart for the offensive line) looks like going into the week of Appalachian State, that's for sure.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Good Work...||
Good work! I don't know if you calculated it, but I would be curious to know the R-squared values for both the correlation between upper- and underclassmen percentage and overall winning percentage. I expect that you have some interesting evidence to support the "youth" aspect of last year's performance (surely a dynamic issue) which some (a seemingly vocal but small minority) seem to dismiss very easily.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Other Offers Included...||
Asmar Bilal has a rather long list of offers, now that I look at 247Sports.
Among his current Big Ten offers outside of Michigan, there is Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan State, Nebraska, Minnesota, Northwestern, Wisconsin and although no offer, there might have been some nominal interest from Purdue. Outside of the Big Ten, there is Duke, Kentucky, Lousiville, Missouri, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Virginia Tech, Western Michigan (as an interesting outlier), plus a few others.
|1 day 17 hours ago||If I Understand...||
I believe I see where the OP is coming from here and I tend to agree at present. While I believe a good performance this year is important for maintaining some of the recruiting momentum as well as for other reasons, I wouldn't think that Brady Hoke is on the "hot seat" by even most media standards. The person whose evaluation would make the determination, if you will, has said that he is not even in the same neighborhood right now as the so-called "hot seat", so that's perhaps the word we must accept right now. So, to answer - is there drama being created around Michigan where there likely is none? I would say, right now, "yes".
|2 days 1 hour ago||Interesting Development...||
I don't have much doubt that Donald Sterling would mount an appeal, but the fact that the order states that Shelly Sterling can proceed with the sale with no delay pretty much regardless of what her husband tries makes me think that this might have been the final obstacle. Especially in light of some of the stern warnings given by certain personnel should the name Sterling remain associated with the team longer than absolutely necessary, if you will, I am thinking that the attempt to offload the Clippers is a relatively quick one.
|2 days 5 hours ago||Speaking Of That...||
It's strange that you bring up this name, because I was talking to someone here in the conference room earlier about Michigan players that have played for the Pistons at some point or another and Hardy's name came up. I think Phil Hubbard played for Detroit for about 30 minutes (i.e., less than a season) in the early 1980s as well. In any case, I couldn't find any video clear enough to post, but bits and pieces of Hardy's dunking prowess were on YouTube as well as enshrined in scanned copies of the Daily from the late 1970s. If I find gold later, I can post it.
|2 days 9 hours ago||Customize It...||
Things actually get intriguing when you play around with the customized search. I selected "Midwest" and "20,000+" and left GPA and acceptance rate alone. The top schools given the criteria were:
76) Purdue - Main Campus
76) apparently, Purdue ties with Illinois - Champaign-Urbana
86) Iowa State
99) Wisconsin - Madison
Farther down that same list, MSU, OSU, Iowa, Indiana, Minnesota and Missouri in that order. After Missouri, which is #189, the criteria do not match again until Cincinnati at #372.
|2 days 9 hours ago||I Believe...||
I believe this is the correct still shot anyway...
|2 days 10 hours ago||Where He Is Now...||
Like others, I would agree that if not for the injury, Ryan is probably in the discussion for being somewhere in the upper half of this list simply because he has shown that he is an excellent linebacker.
I am pretty confident in the switch to MLB though because I think Ryan is what yuo would perhaps want there in the new alignment, so it will be interesting to see if this is perhaps a case of Ryan being underrated on this particular list, I would think.
However, considering that there might be perhaps 10-15 Big Ten players (guessing, of course) on the list, it's a relatively high compliment from this standpoint.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Thanks For Sharing...||
I'll probably tune in and listen at some point today since it is me and one other person in a conference room with laptops doing the coordination of evaluation teams for this part of the territory, so thanks for the heads up. That being said, I think they needed to put Hazell and Beckman back to back and then make that the lunch break but allow them to continue speaking all the same.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Due To Lack Of Sleep...||
Well, it's hard to be pumped when you've barely slept (storms do that for me, as I live with their aftermath here), but I would say that I am at least optimistic that this year will begin an upward trend both in record and in the technical aspects as well. Actually, if the transition to inside zone goes as well as some have predicted, then between that and the switch to a 4-3 Over (which I think puts some players in a better position to succeed given the talent we have), I think there's reason to be optimistic definitely.
|3 days 4 hours ago||The Best Thing...||
The best part about this, as others have already alluded to, is that recruits in other sports for which the BBQ is not specifically aimed still commit on the weekend of the BBQ. That is what you call recruiting momentum, I would think. That being said, welcome to Ann Arbor, Jack Bredeson!
|3 days 9 hours ago||Only Made Better...||
This would perhaps only be made better if he did a few go-arounds around and above Ann Arbor in a maize and blue wingsuit. I think that would complete the picture, and it probably would be a pretty cool and unexpected addition to the BBQ. Of course, not informing the school of one's intentions beforehand might lead to a mixed response, but caution to the wind, eh?
|3 days 13 hours ago||Interesting Thought There...||
"Michigan says it wants to start him out at nickel corner, but both Hoke and Mattison have also said they're going to put Peppers wherever they need the most help in the back end."
Specifically, the article mentions free safety as a possible place for Peppers to start at the present time with Countess maybe being the nickel corner. I was admittedly intrigued by that as it seems like it would provide a boost to pass defense, which was middling last year. I like the idea of Peppers' speed back there, although I would think CB is his ultimte destination. It will be interesting to see Mattison and Hoke experiment with the backfield in camp, that's for sure.
|3 days 14 hours ago||Nice Read...||
It has been great to watch the approach of commits actively talking to and selling Michigan to potential recruits, especially when it seems to aid in success as it has with Brian Cole. I don't know that this same sort of thing happens or reaches the level of maturity that it has if this staff didn't create the family-style atmosphere that they have in Ann Arbor. I know we, as a group, are perhaps mostly in agreement that a good season this year is essential to sustaining that sort of recruiting momentum, but the culture of this program definitely does not hurt our chances with any given player.