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|2 weeks 2 days ago||Usage||
Read a recent article with direct quotes about his interest and fit at Michigan. It seems like he's more than willing to get with the program and be a smart, efficient leader. He acknowledges his usage rate was sky-high, and he was the subject of a defense's entire gameplan. I was spooked by his FG% and shot rate so it was nice to his the circumstance and his desire to fit in rather than do more of the same if he ends up in Ann Arbor.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Ryan Broyles||
Ryan Broyles was a third round draft pick after a bad leg injury and lived on like $60,000 per year while he played a decently long career, through more injuries. Now he's thinking ahead again with stuff like this. He might be the poster boy for fiscal responsibility. After being on scholarship for college I wonder exactly how much money the game of Football has been worth to him.
Hats off to Broyles.
Also - good job UofM
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Huh||
I thought that that Dakich scholarship video was stupid because what cop would cop in to a team meeting and read off a script to arrest a kid. Just seemed phony from the beginning.
But apparently, cops do enter team faciilties to make public arrests. Wow.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Smith||
Feels like just last week (it was) that a poster estimated Smith's chances at making an NFL roster at 0%, lower than anyone on our team save Matt Godin.
Thought that was super harsh at the time and this seems to prove it. Smith may not be a transcendent talent, but he has the "NFL" skillset - physical runner, pass protection, enough athleticism. I compared him to Mike Tolbert at the time. He won't ever make a Pro Bowl, but he's got the skillset to carve our a nice career as a change of pace back (to the league's influx of speed guys) or do better behind a great O-Line.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||De'Veon Smith||
I think you are a little hard on De'Veon Smith. Fitz Toussaint, Thomas Rawls, and Mike Cox all made NFL rosters. He may not be as athletic, but he has some NFL qualities. I do think he makes a roster as a short-yardage, blocking running back. Think Mike Tolbert.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Cool but||
Cool but I think Charles might think it's cooler if you drink a few also. You're not limited to just one bottle.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Butt||
Butt is firm on the field, but has a definite soft side.
That's my first Jake Butt joke; had to make it happen before he graduates.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||What else?||
What else has he done? Not a sarcastic comment, I'm just unaware of any other offense.
Not saying this is OK at all - but at least it wasn't a Mixon, and at least he was disciplined immediately.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||OK||
Don't engage with players or recruits? I agree, not really necessary. But then again, recruits themselves are always asking for fans to "show them love" and what not so it's not quite black and white.
I personally don't engage with them at all. And obviously I agree that we shouldn't berate a player or their family. But as far as engaging with a family, this seems like one of the most mild cases. In the Social Media world, I think that players in their families might take a little responsibility too. "Must be a fan of mediocricy" is what prompted Mrs. Wilson's reply? Granted, Bruce didn't exactly ooze class in his rebuttal.
And also, I agree that our fan base has a brutal faction. But it's not limited to us. We just have more fans so our volume is greater, and therefore the effect might be a little louder.
I think a more realistic solution to the "Don't Tweet at recruits or their families" is to not tweet them racist, violent, or crude things. Beyond that I think the recruits and their families need to acknolwedge that the internet and the world is full of trolls and it's partially on them not to pull a Jamelle Hill and engage every tweet. Ignorance is biliss, just be happy that your son chose a good program, and a good school and move on.
Just my two cents. I was expecting a lot worse from this particular offense.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Speaking of this||
I'd be curious to hear what Brian and the Mods have to say about the injury now. I'm not gonna call them liars or get upset about it, but the whole "Speight broke his collarbone" story seems to have been broken by them and their souce. TheWolverine refuted that, but acknowledged he was injured. Harabugh refuted the break, but he's the coach and we can't really trust him to give us anything other than misdirection. Hell - even Speight throwing on Saturday doesn't mean he's anywhere near OK. I could easily see him going out for some soft toss just to give OSU something else to think about this week.
So my question is - will MGoBlog double down on their original report (Collarbone break, season over) or is it not as bad as originally feared?
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Yup||
Jake Butt, Asiasi, Bunting, Hill, Evans, Ty. OSU is a good team, but it's somewhat fortunate that we have excellent catchy-blocky guys to mitigate that CB strength. Also screens and TE routes tend to be friendlier to a QB, so hypothetically helps O'Korn get in a rhythym (assuming he's the guy again next week).
|22 weeks 4 days ago||Acknowledgement||
Did you go to the game? Or watch on TV? I wouldn't read much into the acknowledgement, that type of thing usually happens way before or way after a game. Most players try to stay as competitive as possible during a game - or risk the wrath of hot takes by fans.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||Redshirt||
I think that Donnal is better than he's given credit for, and though he'll come off the bench - I think he and Wagner form one pretty good center. Hopefully they can sharpen each other's skills in practice.
Somebody is definitely going to redshirt, but I'm done guessing who. They both have useful skills, but they're both gonna look like overwhelmed freshmen at times. Whoever plays will tell us what the team needs more (bulk; boards vs. length; range).
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks||
I enjoyed that.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah||
Yeah, what'd they think? That Lincoln, Nebraska would be a sexy destination? Doesn't help that they're not exactly taking the West Division by storm.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||Wisconsin||
Too early to eliminate Wisconsin. I think you're listing "legitimate" contenders (i.e not undefeated Nebraska, with a reasonably easy road to the B10 Championship) but Wisconsin has proved that they can beat LSU, crush MSU, and give Michigan a real game on the road. If they can beat OSU at home, they're right there.
|30 weeks 6 days ago||Nope||
I think we mix in some looks - but only for the purpose of giving Chryst and others something to think about. We'll stay rather vanilla this week. And if you see something interesting on offense or defense, and it doesn't work, I don't think we'd call it a failure as long as it's on film to set up the wrinkle we want to use against Wisco or MSU.
I expect to win handily. PSU people expect it too. Maybe close through a quarter but physically we pull away late. And I also expect to get a heavy dose of running game rammed down PSUs throats to try and solve some of our issues before Wisconsin.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||NYC||
I'm not sure what exactly it'll take, but I think he does end up in NYc to finish 3rd-5th.
If Michigan is in the mix for the playoff, Peppers will get a ticket. Our team success will help him since he's our face, and he's obviously be very responsible for the team's success
|36 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah||
Yeah, honestly you might just need to wait. Because once they're out they will literally be everywhere - Walgreens, Meijer, Kroger - anywhere that sells any sort of grocery or book.
|51 weeks 1 day ago||Sad?||
What's sad about that?
|51 weeks 4 days ago||Good for her||
Good for her, but I will dispute the "If not the the poorest part of Chicago" of your post. Regardless, good for her and I'm happy for those kids for having someone willing to literally and figuratively make efforts to invest in them.
|52 weeks 1 hour ago||His Quote||
I don't know the context, but I feel like he's measuring the attendance against his own team's prior attendance - people come to watch winners, so if you're coming off a Playoff Appearance the excitement is there.
Kind of like our hoops team with a lull in ticket sales or the huge increase in demand for FB tickets.
I don't see how he could be comparing MSU to Michigan because it's not like there are a bunch of undecided fans out there considering going to one spring game or another.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Over it||
I'm over this. And not in the way you may think. Just put the damn banners back up. We got skewered for it, while the NCAA barely pinches other programs for the same transgressions. We're back now and getting our swagger back in both sports. Put the banners back up for the four guys who didn't take money, put the banners back up to welcome back one of the best college hoops players in our lifetime, and put the banners back up because the NCAA is full of hypocrites.
Who cares whether Webber took money, who cares whether he's been a child about it. Those games happened. Let's put them back up and end the recurring debate.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Jordans||
Most people I know who don't get their Jordan's for free don't actually use them to play basketball in. They are a lifestyle shoe.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Zernicke||
What happened to Dr. Zernicke? I'm an alumni, and I had no idea they were even seeking a Dean.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Great||
But if you just read the headline it's easy to say Caris "isn't a team player" or whatever else people want to spew. Him and Coach B are on the same page as far as expectations and recovery. Caris will return when he's able, and I don't think it has anything relation to his desire to help this team win.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Great sentiment||
Great sentiment, and I agree. But as a medical resident I can personally relate to the fact that the world just doesn't work that way. They'll have time to nap and these four years will be a great lesson in self-discipline (and some enforced disclipline) and time management.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Waking Up Early||
I'm worried that Jim wasn't completely honest about the wake-up times for our athletes. What a scumbag /s. These kids think they're done waking up at 6AM? I see some 4:30-5:30 alarm clocks for early morning lifts in their futures.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Good Post||
Good post. But with regard to recruiting Chicago and "white boy basketball." Who cares. He coaches fundamental basketball and it's a winning brand. We know he's not (or rarely) going to pursue the same player as Coach Cal. We'll get our players. Some will be white. We're going to keep winning. It's a fun program to follow. Who care where they come from.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||One year||
Are you talking just this year?
Branch has been a solid contributor for nearly a decade now. He hasn't been a star, but it's far from his first year doing well. Same with Hall, Long, Woodley, Harris, Stevie Brown, Avant, several other olinemen and others.
Now if we ARE talking just this year it's kind of slim pickings. Harris easy third, but afterwards...hmm