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|5 min 28 sec ago||Yeah, spot on. The difference||
Yeah, spot on. The difference oversigning and JUCO transfers make is enormous. Enormous. Everyone pays attention to the shifting talent pool from North to South, and that's a big deal, as well, in the demise of the Big Ten and rise of the SEC. But the ability to take a mulligan on half a recruiting class confers a huge advantage. Case in point is our offensive line. It's looking like we struck out on several o-line classes in a row, and that has repercussions on our play for years. There's nothing we can do except address the deficit in the next recruiting cycle and wait three years until the new guys are ready.
Oversigning allows you to cast a wider net every year so that even if you strike out on 75 percent of your recruits like we have, you still get seven high-level, contributing players each class. JUCOs allow you to immediately fill any remaining gaps. Despite oversigning you still don't have that defensive tackle situation straightened out? Go pluck the linebacker who gained 60 pounds from high school to sophomore year and is destroying JUCO players. Translating JUCO performance to the NCAA game is probably a more accurate exercise than translating high school performance. Et voila: high-level players at every position.
|22 hours 41 min ago||Legends of the||
Legends of the Fall
...but seriously, Legends of the Fall
|23 hours 9 min ago||I seriously cry when Jodie||
I seriously cry when Jodie Foster gives her testimony at the end.
|2 days 9 hours ago||In retrospect, Jerry||
In retrospect, Jerry Montgomery was one smart cookie.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Not a fan of democracy then||
Not a fan of democracy then
|2 days 18 hours ago||Ugh, bring in an adult.||
Ugh, bring in an adult.
|2 days 23 hours ago||U-M jobs website has an||
U-M jobs website has an opening for assistant to the traveling secretary
|2 days 23 hours ago||I agree. Too late now, but I||
I agree. Too late now, but I think we would've been better off in the long term handing things over to an interim after Minnesota. Ending the season with a tiny bit of momentum (a big assumption given an interim, but one I think is fair) would be better than ending it in a big crater, which is where we're likely to end up on the present course.
|2 days 23 hours ago||Whoa. Whoa. Things are||
Whoa. Whoa. Things are getting dire around here. But let's put the kibosh on Drew Sharp flattery right now.
|2 days 23 hours ago||Is your mailman willing to||
Is your mailman willing to entertain spread and other modern football concepts?
|2 days 23 hours ago||.||
|3 days 11 hours ago||No, I agree that the||
No, I agree that the criticism is all completely valid. There're just more and more hate-filled comments, and I think that's unnecessary. Made me feel bad to hear him censoring himself for fear of being made fun of.
And I don't think that there's any chance he's coming back next year. The mission was to undeniably expose his incompetence as head coach at Michigan. We done good there.
|3 days 12 hours ago||I've never shied away from||
I've never shied away from "holding him accountable for every pathetic failing," to the degree that my meaningless internet voice can hold someone accountable. He tried hard and probably has pulled lots of all-nighters. He just can't do it. And he'll be gone soon, which is good. It's just getting unnecessarily vitriolic, I think.
|3 days 12 hours ago||Can we curb the vitriol? Hoke||
Can we curb the vitriol? Hoke is defeated and clearly knows he's finished as coach. He's an inarticulate guy and simply can't do any better in these presser situations to express himself. There's nothing he can say at this point to appease us, anyway. He'll be gone soon. No reason for us to piss on his grave. I'm as big a critic as any, but the gratuitous insults go too far.
|4 days 3 min ago||Thanks a lot, Wellman!||
Thanks a lot, Wellman!
|4 days 11 hours ago||Maybe Nuss is intentionally||
Maybe Nuss is intentionally sabotaging this season so that he gets Brady fired and his own shot at a head job? Is it sad that this is the most hopeful explanation for what we've seen this year?
|4 days 13 hours ago||Whoever takes over this team||
Whoever takes over this team can start winning very soon, assuming low attrition. We have very good talent, and the immediate work will be restoring their confidence, putting them in position to exploit their strengths, and teaching them how to win. That's not an easy job, but the right guy could have a good first season as head coach next year.
|4 days 18 hours ago||Groban moment?||
|4 days 18 hours ago||He's been our football||
He's been our football Amaker. Except he's had way more to work with.
|4 days 20 hours ago||How about the gross||
How about the gross mismanagement of the most valuable athletic department asset?
|5 days 11 hours ago||Michigan is in the Big Ten||
Michigan is in the Big Ten Conference in football, and this is a Michigan sports blog.
|5 days 11 hours ago||One of the saddest things||
One of the saddest things about the past two years is that, historically, even when we were clearly the superior team (which we usually were), Sparty usually put up a fight and made it a competitive game. And you kind of respected them for that. We just rolled over and played dead today and last year. No chance at all of winning. Pathetic stuff.
|5 days 11 hours ago||Michigan football's||
Michigan football's problems:
1. Head coach
2. Athletic director
3. Player effort
4. Team morale
894. Hagerup's punting
895. Big Ten refs
|5 days 11 hours ago||We absolutely have the talent||
We absolutely have the talent on our team to beat MSU every year. No question. The problem is chemistery, confidence, skill development, and leadership.
|5 days 11 hours ago||At first, I actually||
At first, I actually responded to this guy because I thought he truly believed that defending Hoke was justifiable. Now, I'm convinced he's just trolling the hell out of us. Glad to see by his point total that the board has voted with its feet.
|5 days 11 hours ago||Hoke is like an old family||
Hoke is like an old family dog with two bum legs, an inoperable tumor, and debilitating pain. Too proud to lay down and die. Need to put him down to end everyone's suffering.
|5 days 13 hours ago||Two weeks||
|5 days 13 hours ago||Guy next to me at the bar||
Guy next to me at the bar says, "why's your OC so fired up? You're down 18."
|5 days 13 hours ago||We had some drops. Had some||
We had some drops. Had some bad luck. Coaching is sound. Scheme is sound. We'll be fine.
|5 days 13 hours ago||We didn't play that bad guys.||
We didn't play that bad guys. We had a couple of fluky turnovers in their territory. They had some breaks. They got some bounces. We're gonna be fine.