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|16 hours 40 min ago||I'm okay with these posts.||
I'm okay with these posts. They're not totally OT.
|19 hours 39 min ago||Stanford's not going to be a||
Stanford's not going to be a threat as long as Davis Mills is committed.
|19 hours 41 min ago||They had chances, but they||
They had chances, but they didn't seem to value him above some other quarterbacks. They seemed to want Davis Mills more, and that's who they got.
|19 hours 55 min ago||...then if you've been||
...then if you've been watching, you've seen more than Veer and option.
|20 hours 30 min ago||If you see "nothing but Veer||
If you see "nothing but Veer and option," then I don't think you've been watching.
|20 hours 36 min ago||He's a junior, and he's||
He's a junior, and he's 5'11".
|20 hours 38 min ago||His high school is a magnet||
His high school is a magnet school for football talent...in Colorado.
|21 hours 39 min ago||Look out for Luther Ellis's||
Look out for Luther Elliss's son playing for Valor Christian.
Saguaro has a pretty good program, too. That's a big school out in Scottsdale.
|22 hours 55 sec ago||Again, this is faulty||
Again, this is faulty logic.
I just named a Pro Bowl QB and a Heisman winning QB who have faulty throwing motions. But they get/got the job done at a high level.
Bottom line: Wilton Speight, with his "wonky" throwing motion, is the best QB on a team that includes a former blue-chip recruit (Shane Morris), a fairly highly touted transfer (John O'Korn), and a high-quality freshman (Brandon Peters). If his throwing motion were such a detriment to a 10-3 team, then he probably wouldn't be the [presumed] starter for a team with a QB guru as a head coach.
|22 hours 8 min ago||Forgotten nationally? Sure.||
Forgotten nationally? Sure. Forgotten amongst Michigan fans? I don't know. He went 20-5 in two seasons and had some great games.
|22 hours 13 min ago||Injuries aren't "somebody||
Injuries aren't "somebody else's fault." They're a fact of life. He was a very good QB. We should be judging him for how he performed when he was fully healthy, not how he did for most of 2007. And that's the case for anyone. Ryan Glasgow really sucked at football during the second half of 2015, because he didn't even play. Henne managed to stay just healthy enough to stay on the field most of the year. None of us think Glasgow is a terrible football player, and Henne's injuries shouldn't be used against him.
|22 hours 22 min ago||Your nephew was wrong, and||
Your nephew was wrong, and your decision to repeat his statement - and claim it's perfect - is even worse. First of all, Henne made several clutch plays throughout his career, including the Braylonfest game against MSU and the game-winning throw to Manningham against PSU.
Second, I think Henne gets a bad rap for how things went down in 2007. People expected him to keep ascending, the team struggled, and he played hurt for much of the year (first his knee, then his shoulder).
|22 hours 27 min ago||"Another Michigan great"||
"Another Michigan great" implies that both Henne and Denard are "Michigan greats", and I stand by that. With Michigan's long, storied history, anyone who holds season- or career-long records is a "Michigan great," in my opinion. And there are others, too, who don't hold records and are "Michigan greats" (such as Anthony Thomas, Tyrone Wheatley, Tom Brady, etc.). Henne, as our all-time passing leader, is a Michigan great. Mike Hart, as our all-time rushing leader, is a Michigan great.
It doesn't mean Henne is one of the greatest players in the history of college football.
|22 hours 34 min ago||You're being uptight. And||
You're being uptight.
And that's coming from a guy who fusses about too many OT threads.
|22 hours 40 min ago||That's the response of||
That's the response of someone who has been defeated.
Would you care to explain what Brandon Doughty's 5,000+ yards in 2015 have to do with Chad Henne's completion percentage in 2006?
|22 hours 43 min ago||I don't like this kind of||
I don't like this kind of logic. A throwing motion doesn't determine whether you're a "game manager" or not. Philip Rivers is more than a game manager, and he has a funky throwing motion. Tim Tebow was a great college QB and had a funky throwing motion.
What a QB needs in order to be more than a game manager is an ability to get the ball to the right guy, throw TDs, and not turn the ball over. If he throws sidearm, overhand, underhand, left-handed, or with both hands, scoring and avoiding turnovers are the important things.
|22 hours 51 min ago||in a comparison of Henne and Brian Griese...||
Henne had 7.6 yards/attempt, 22 TDs, 8 INTs, and a 143.8 passer rating in 2006.
Griese had 7.4 yards/attempt, 14 TDs, 5 INTs, and a 138.2 passer rating in 1997.
|23 hours 36 sec ago||*sigh* You're all over the||
*sigh* You're all over the place.
a) You're trying to turn this around on me. I'm not the one who claimed something about Henne. You said he was "atrocious" and your first reason was his completion percentage. His completion percentage would have been good enough for anywhere from #27 to #55 in the nation from 2008-2015. Not great, but not atrocious. In fact, even in those worst of years, it would have been "mediocre."
b) What the hell does Brandon Doughty have to do with this? I don't know what got him to 5,000 yards passing because I don't watch Western Kentucky on a regular basis, but Brandon Doughty's yardage totals seem almost completely unrelated to Chad Henne's completion percentage.
|23 hours 57 min ago||As someone who has been||
As someone who has been negged quite a bit, I have to say...
|1 day 2 min ago||Wait a minute...so when||
Wait a minute...so when someone challenges your statement that Chad Henne was atrocious, your response is to say that Henne's best season included a competion percentage of .6 points below another Michigan great, who happened to have the advantage of throwing a bunch of bubble screens?
That's...not very convincing.
|1 day 20 hours ago||Not until we beat MSU and||
Not until we beat MSU and OSU.
|1 day 22 hours ago||I don't think the height||
I don't think the height thing is much of an issue, and I don't see the comparison with Mallett/Smith. So I don't really agree with this assessment. But I do think Speight will start, so there's that.
|1 day 22 hours ago||I wouldn't be surprised if||
I wouldn't be surprised if there's an "or" next to the QBs' names to begin the week.
|1 day 22 hours ago||It depends on the offensive||
It depends on the offensive play and the defensive front, but centers generally have to reach block the most. That's why David Molk was so awesome, because he was quick enough to reach 3-tech defensive tackles.
|1 day 22 hours ago||FWIW, the guys at The||
FWIW, the guys at The Wolverine used to think it was O'Korn, and now they're rolling with Speight. Personally, I think it will be Speight.
|1 day 23 hours ago||It's because it's a niche||
It's because it's a niche blog. Reddit or 4chan aren't about a particular thing, so you can talk about whatever you want. This is a Michigan sports blog. Other Michigan football sites try to limit OT stuff, too - The Wolverine, Wolverine247, etc. People go to those sites wanting to talk football/sports, not about cars, beer, etc.
I mostly avoid The Fort for that reason. It gets cluttered with stupid crap that I don't care about. One reason I spend so much time on the MGoBoard is because so much of it is about Michigan football, basketball, our opponents, etc. A flood of OT threads makes this a very boring place, IMO.
|1 day 23 hours ago||"Columbine" was an||
"Columbine" was an outstanding book.
|1 day 23 hours ago||I will fourth "The Art of||
I will fourth "The Art of Fielding."
|2 days 2 hours ago||I like where Harbaugh is||
I like where Harbaugh is coming from with that statement, but there are other sports (hockey, wrestling, etc.) that also teach toughness and mental fortitude.
|2 days 2 hours ago||Yep. I was part of a head-on||
Yep. I was part of a head-on collision and laid on the ground for a minute wondering where I was. Got back up, and went back to the huddle. Along with a couple other head-rattling hits, I probably would have been diagnosed with a couple concussions if they were as big of a deal back then.