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|4 hours 51 min ago||I just said to myself||
Dang, who's 86 in that play? Putting on my Carmac the Magnificent turban, I see the Steelers picking up Mr. Chesson in the draft, and him destroying Raven DBs on running plays for many years, a la Hines Ward.
|4 hours 56 min ago||I would very much like to see:||
1) Confirmation from an official source as to the actual decision. We have tweet from an individual with usually reliable sources. That's fine, but not the final word.
2) When we have (1), some explanation of the basis for the decision. We can critique the actual decision when we have it. Until then, all the rest is just freaking out.
|7 hours 3 min ago||Oh for the love of Pete!||
I really wish the NCAA would at least try to look even-handed.
|7 hours 5 min ago||This might work out OK.||
Suppose we move Cole to Guard? Stick with me. Right now Cole is questionable as an NFL prospect. He was promising, but not a world-beater as a freshmen at LT. There are questions if he has the right size for an NFL OT. He was servicable and a steady veteran presence as a C, but had problems with larger NT of the kind he is likely to see regularly in the NFL. He is very nimble. Sounds like an OG to me at the next level. It would do him a favor, AND he would be right next to Ruiz at C, where he can help Ruiz call out the protection scheme. Anyone notice the Steeler offense where the guard stands up to help with the snap count, and gets into his stance at the last second?
We could use Filiaga at RT, an easier place to be a freshman than LT, and then have to find only one experienced OL to handle LT. I'm telling you, this might work. The Auburn team that went to the NC game had a lot of underclassmen, including at least one freshman, on its O-line. (A fact that caused me to grind my teeth to no end as we kept hearing about how many years it would take to recover from the one OL recruiting class of RichRod.)
|2 days 1 hour ago||What's the deal||
With Robinson and MAAR? It's like they've gotten worse each season.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Is anyone else||
Tired of hearing about Michigan giving up 52% of opponents' 3 Point shots, as if that's a meaningful stat? It's like the announcers saying, "ha ha, you guys are the unluckiest team ever!" Hey, thanks for the reminder, but after our history of injuries to our best players, we were aware.
|4 days 3 hours ago||Don't you mean,||
More of a profit center than it already is?
|4 days 3 hours ago||Sigh||
The futility of the Hoke era for both talent evaluation and developement still boggles the mind (or my mind, at least).
|5 days 6 hours ago||Oh Barf!||
Look, I love Tom Brady as a player and Michigan Man as much as any Wolverine fan. Despite my status as a Terrible Towel carrying Steeler fan (since the 70s, BTW), I have no problem admitting he is the greatest ever.
But good grief, the idolatry in getting a little thick here. His "lifelong connection" with the Patriots' receiving corps?! You mean the group of people that turns over faster than than the midnight crew at McDonalds, or the U.S. Olympic Chummng with the Sharks Swim Team? I buy that he is still tight with his college teammates. I think he needs name tags at the reunion of all the players that caught passes from him with the Patriots.
Here we go Steelers, here we go.
|5 days 6 hours ago||Precisely so.||
Are we surprised after only 3 Michigan players were drafted? Heck, OSU had more players go in the upper half of the first round than Michigan had in the whole draft. I think you could make an argument for Glasgow being the C or OG, but this feels about right.
I'm still frosted about Zeke Elliot and Derrick Green. Both were 5 stars considered to be comparable talents. One turns into a star (on a team with an embarassment of riches) and the NFL ROY; the other never starts for any Div 1 program.
Check in after this year's Michigan draft class completes its NFL rookie season.
|5 days 18 hours ago||X makes a play.||
Refs say nope.
|5 days 18 hours ago||The least clutch team||
|5 days 18 hours ago||Oh boy,||
Here we go again. The opposition shooting 90% on NBA 3s.
|5 days 18 hours ago||Donnal||
Got his one good play for the game in.
|5 days 18 hours ago||About effing time!||
Both the foul calls and the 3.
|5 days 18 hours ago||Block out on FTs?||
|1 week 20 hours ago||Disrespekt||
NBC listed LeVeon Bell's college as Michigan.
|1 week 6 days ago||Cole at G?||
So, we have questions whether Cole can play C (not strong enough) or T (too small for an NFL DE or rush LB). But, we think he moves well in space. Would he have more potential as an NFL G, where he would be asked to pull frequently? If so, would he benfit from playing G at Michigan next season? (That would also give him experience at all 3 OL positions, and make him attractive as a utlitity reserve OL.)
I ask because if Cole plays G, he would be standing next to Ruiz at C, and could help Ruiz with the line calls. And, I'm genuinely asking. I'd appreciate the thoughts of those with coaching experience.
|1 week 6 days ago||Only a couple of quibbles||
I would have flipped Ohio State and Florida State, and probably Michigan and Wisconsin. No strong disagreements, though.
|1 week 6 days ago||Don't mind Alabama in general, but...||
Anyone that slows down the Alabama death star and the League of Extraordinary Bagmen is OK by me.
I know every fan base has its knuckleheads, but every Bama fan I've ever met has been gracious, knowledgable and respectful. That includes the couple that checked into this site around the time of the game in Jerry World a few seasons ago. (One congratulated me for my sophistication, "for a Yankee," when I asked about the Auburn Degree and the Roll Tide poster on the wall of his office.)
And while I'm on this stream of conciousness, Andy Staples is normally an insightful commentator who has solid thoughts worth considering. We Michigan fans don't always agree with him, but he's generally not stupid. Which is why I was surprised to see him file a column today with the most inane, obvious and consistently wrong premise in all of sports. "These two teams will play again in next year's championship!" Really?! You're going to ride with that? Any team, no matter how much more talented than their opponents, has to navigate a minefield of losable games to get to a Championship. Sure, this year was a rematch. That is a vanishingly unlikely result. If rematch was merely a premise to talk about how much talent the two teams have coming back, and their history of "reloading" (another canard that is done to death by everyone from the student newspaper to high priced color analysts on major network telecasts), just say "they could be back..."
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||Who Cares?||
Henri Ennui, the otter of indifference
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Hoke||
Rest ipsa loquitur.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Allegedly weak Seahawks O line||
But they seem to be owning the Lions D line. Merry Lions Christmas everyone.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||That,||
Is how you pick up 4th down.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||What was that?||
A pass behind the LOS on 4th down?!
|2 weeks 2 days ago||3 Point Shooting||
WTF? Michigan's opponents are shooting what from 3? 95% the last two games?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Dylan McCaffrey||
Let's see, the #1 pro-style QB playing for the QB Whisperer. If he's NOT starting, it will only be because the other guy is DAMN GOOD!
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Remind me again,||
Why did we think Spike had nothing to contribute in his 5th year, even with an unused scholarship?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||What are they shooting from 3?||
Like 91%? Geez! Is someone trying to tell us something?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||But hey,||
When he wins the Carlos Huerte Longevity Award, it will be the highlight of his 12 year college career. And then I hear the Parma Panthers will be looking for a QB without concussion issues.