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|3 hours 1 min ago||Jim Harbaugh needs to buy up||
Jim Harbaugh needs to buy up a few of those unused tickets so he can keep the 100,000 streak going into his first year as our coach.
|4 hours 47 min ago||Nah. They were just angry||
Nah. They were just angry about Blimpy Burger.
|4 hours 50 min ago||Colorado School of Mimes||
You have to admit that his record is pretty impressive. I mean, you have to teach them without talking. And when they screw up, you can't even yell at them!
|4 hours 57 min ago||You missed a great game.||
You missed a great game.
|18 hours 51 min ago||You must be thinking of||
You must be thinking of Pustulus Maximus.
|22 hours 33 min ago||I'm afraid.||
|23 hours 36 min ago||There are a bunch of||
There are a bunch of Baltimore (MD) Gilman players expected to visit, too:
|23 hours 41 min ago||Yeah, it's Grant Perry.||
Yeah, it's Grant Perry.
|1 day 30 min ago||Eh, I'm not very impressed. I||
Eh, I'm not very impressed. I mean, I'm not 100% up to speed with what level of talent Mississippi State normally recruits. Virgil isn't really "reading" defenses. He's doing some very simple option reads, or he knows where he's going with the ball pre-snap. He doesn't go through progressions. I also think he makes some really bad decisions that end up turning out well for him just because the high school safety or linebacker on the other team is bad at football. He makes some poor reads in the run game and the pass game.
Anyway, I think the kid is a 3-star for a reason. I would not argue for him being ranked any higher. Of course, that's no reason to yank his scholarship in late November. If you don't like his athletic abilities, you shouldn't offer him in the first place.
|1 day 35 min ago||(No subject)|
|1 day 40 min ago||In fairness to Michigan,||
In fairness to Michigan, though...that 2010 class was terribly unproductive. I think out of the 27 players they signed, only Tacopants's little brother, Burritoshorts, was left after two seasons. And nobody wants Burritoshorts.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Yes. That was the question I||
Yes. That was the question I was answering.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Jeremy Clark. And Brady||
And Brady Pallante.
Both of them agreed to grayshirt and ended up starting off with scholarships.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Don't forget Ty Issac. I saw||
Don't forget Ty Issac.
I saw a mod at one of the pay sites spell his name "Issac" the other day, so I now have even less respect for him.
|1 day 2 hours ago||It counts as a sack, too.||
It counts as a sack, too.
|1 day 2 hours ago||The snow/cold weather is cold||
The snow/cold weather is cold for about 10 minutes. After that I pretty much forget about it.
|1 day 2 hours ago||it's not Rolando McClain. Or is it?|
|1 day 3 hours ago||That's not true! I have||
That's not true! I have forbidden it!
|1 day 3 hours ago||Snowy games are the||
Snowy games are the second-best kinds of games.
The best football weather is about 50 degrees - not too hot, not too cold when you're running around.
|1 day 3 hours ago||this guy?||
|1 day 3 hours ago||Please don't say things like||
Please don't say things like "irregardless."
|1 day 22 hours ago||Well, it doesn't help that||
Well, it doesn't help that Michigan is missing its best two running backs (Derrick Green and Ty Isaac) and the quarterback can't pass the ball and the receivers can't get open.
|1 day 22 hours ago||"The UFR is not about what||
"The UFR is not about what Hoke thinks rather it is about what fans think. I can't imagine fans are seriously listening to Hoke to shape their opinions on the performance of the players and team...not at this point at least."
My point is that it would be interesting to see whether Hoke's statement would agree with the UFR. I don't even always agree with Brian, but it would at least be discussion-worthy.
|2 days 48 min ago||On a serious note, Hoke did||
On a serious note, Hoke did say that he thought the Northwestern game was the offensive line's best game this year. So while we might think it was a crapfest overall, there might be some indications that the offensive line is getting better.
|2 days 2 hours ago||Where do you think all that||
Where do you think all that student ticket money went? David Brandon funneled it to MGoBlog to allow us all to keep reading for free. WOTS is that Jim Hackett is reducing the price of water but instituting membership fees for the right to read Darker Blue's complaints and get inside info from RDT.
|2 days 2 hours ago||I want my free content, and I||
I want my free content, and I want it NOW!!!
|2 days 22 hours ago||Kate Upton will visit your||
Kate Upton will visit your house wearing Michigan socks.
|2 days 22 hours ago||What you seem to be saying is||
What you seem to be saying is that Hart, Perry, Terrell, Walker, Thomas, etc. didn't have great athleticism. And yes, the speed of the game increases when you go from college to the NFL, because you're weeding out the vast majority of college players.
What I'm saying is that Michigan (Lloyd Carr) took a bunch of those guys who weren't big enough or fast enough to make it in the NFL and turned out some pretty awesome seasons. Lloyd Carr made guys like Perry and Terrell look enticing enough to the NFL to make them look like first round picks. When they got to the NFL, the coaches and general managers realized, "Hey, this guy isn't so great after all."
Some people don't seem to respect that Carr took a ton of sub-optimal athletes and made them look like 1st or 2nd round picks. There are places you can look (USC, Miami, Oregon, etc.) where every dude runs a 4.4 and can do a backflip over the crossbar. I don't think Michigan was ever that place. Sure, we've had the occasional Charles Woodson or Braylon Edwards or LaMarr Woodley (legitimately good all-around athletes), but Carr was not blessed with a ton of great athletes at any given time. Tai Streets? Mike Hart? Brian Griese? Nobody will be doing Sports Science segments on those guys, but they were heroes and/or all-timers at Michigan.
|2 days 22 hours ago||You're conflating numerous||
You're conflating numerous things.
First of all, Jake Ryan's stats this season come in 10 games, while his 2012 stats came in 13 games. He's on pace for 108 tackles and about 16 tackles for loss this season (if Michigan plays 12 games). Those TFL numbers are excellent for a middle linebacker.
Furthermore, you mention the TFL's at the end of your post. But SAM linebacker in an Under defense is much easier to make tackles for loss, because you're essentially a defensive end and setting the edge, not wading through offensive guards and centers and fullbacks to get in the backfield like he now has to do.
Going back to the stats, David Harris had 96 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, and 3 sacks in 2006. He had Alan Branch and LaMarr Woodley taking up blockers in front of him. while Jake Ryan has Ryan Glasgow and Frank Clark.
You may not like a reliance on stats, but they're quantifiable. Forgive me, but I don't trust your "eyesight" more than mine.
Again, I'm not saying Jake Ryan is flawless. But the incessant watching/replaying/UFRing of Michigan's players means we're going to find flaws that we didn't find 10 years ago because of advances in technology, blogging, etc. If you go back and UFR those guys from the past, you'll find missed reads, poor technique, etc. Nobody can be perfect every down.
|3 days 2 hours ago||Every program offers kids||
Every program offers kids from around the country. Naturally, you strike out more often when you aim farther away.