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|2 weeks 3 days 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?
|2 weeks 3 days 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).
|2 weeks 6 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.
|4 weeks 6 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).
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Thanks||
I enjoyed that.
|9 weeks 11 hours 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.
|9 weeks 2 days 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.
|11 weeks 23 hours 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.
|11 weeks 2 days 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
|16 weeks 4 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.
|31 weeks 2 days ago||Sad?||
What's sad about that?
|31 weeks 5 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.
|32 weeks 1 day 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.
|35 weeks 2 days 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.
|37 weeks 4 days 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.
|41 weeks 6 days ago||Zernicke||
What happened to Dr. Zernicke? I'm an alumni, and I had no idea they were even seeking a Dean.
|43 weeks 1 day 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.
|43 weeks 6 days 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.
|43 weeks 6 days 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.
|49 weeks 3 days 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 3 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
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Big Ten Network||
Sad news for the Big Ten and Coach Kill. I'm hoping he can land at Big Ten Network, where we need actual personalities who know football and I assume would accomodate his health needs better than being a head coach would.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Good post||
Draymond Green, Magic Johnson, Kirk Cousins, Travis Trice....and Tom Izzo
|1 year 8 weeks ago||QBs||
I have the same opinion about QBs. Why are Cousins, Hoyer, McCarron, and so many more "game managers' sticking in the league as back-up QBs despite mediocre physical tools? They know how to think the game and manage a pro-style offense.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Don't be so sure||
We have an OL coach guru and the physically impressive, to-be Junior son of an OL coach guru waiting for his opportunity.
That's not a knock against Glasgow. It's just humblebrag that we are probably past the days of relying on extradinary individuals to be our only good players in spite of poor coaching or youth.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||His Dessert Analogy||
I think I'm a pretty smart guy, but I cannot wrap my head around what he's trying to say with that dessert analogy to Maryland's offense. Maryland paid for defense? And feels like they don't need offense. All I'm saying if WOOF, nice try, guy.
And in the last paragraph he says we don't have talent or depth. Talent, maybe, at certain positions. But I think we're actually pretty deep at every positiion save QB and LB. Lots of guys are contributing all over the field.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Another reply||
Another reply because you're so right about the expectations bit. I was thrilled with the outcome of this hoops season because my expectations after departures and injuries reached a nadir of "get better and compete." We did that, and it was fun to watch.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Good post||
I completely agree about expectations, and will try to temper mine.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||QBs||
Jehu - "I don't want to leave out any names"
Mentioned Malzone, Morris, Rudock, Cleary, and Moores....did Speight officially transfer? Or is he still around? I can see not mentioning O'Korn or Gentry, but Wilton is an afterthought to walk-ons now?
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Booing||
I was against it at the time but I'm also against the players (Jabrill) acting like it was uncalled for. If 5-7 and garbage performance was Ok with them, I'm missing something. They "deserved" to get booed. Not saying we should have done it, but Jabrill should acknowledge they did it I themselves. 5-7 isn't acceptable at Michigan.