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|16 hours 48 min ago||Schools do not generally pay||
Schools do not generally pay for surgeries, rehab, etc. That's an inherent risk in playing school sports. Students have to prove that they have health insurance (and can often buy it through the school) before they are permitted to play.
My school - and lots of others - has an athletic trainer on staff who does rehab work with injured players. The surgeries have to be paid for by insurance and the family, but the rehab can be free if the family chooses.
|23 hours 31 min ago||Marvin Robinson still managed||
Marvin Robinson still managed to sign as an UFA with the Cowboys from D-II Ferris State. I don't think that's a really bad sign.
|23 hours 33 min ago||Glasgow played a lot last||
Glasgow played a lot last year. He did not look good, and he made 2 whole tackles. It's not just that he's a walk-on - it's that he hasn't shown us that he's a good football player. Obviously, the coaches disagree, but they can be wrong, too.
|1 day 17 hours ago||Thank you for creating a||
Thank you for creating a thread to tell us that you won't be watching the thing that caused this site to exist in the first place.
|1 day 18 hours ago||It seems like Baumgardner's||
It seems like Baumgardner's editor took a vacation day. He also felt the need to capitalize "kindergarten" for some reason.
|1 day 19 hours ago||"Bringing blitzes does not||
"Bringing blitzes does not always equal quarterback mistakes; otherwise, defense would be so simple. "
Again, you're not looking at the big picture. You're right that a blitz doesn't automatically equal a sack or interception or fumble. A huge factor - that you have not mentioned at all, I believe - is that the offensive line and running backs couldn't block the blitzers. How does that fit into your analysis?
|1 day 19 hours ago||You must be one of those||
You must be one of those people who places all the blame on the QB. I think it's odd that you blame Devin only for the close wins against Akron and UConn when the offensive line was doing a terrible job of blocking for the running game (not to mention the passing game).
|1 day 19 hours ago||I think what you mean is that||
I think what you mean is that you saw that in the first half of the 2013 season. You did not see it in the second half of the year, with the exception of the Northwestern game in which the Wildcats failed to capitalize, and Michigan still won the game.
|1 day 21 hours ago||The dude set passing records||
The dude set passing records at Michigan in a pro-style offense. If you're not convinced he can play QB at a high level, something is clouding your judgment.
|1 day 21 hours ago||Could have fell off his path?||
Could have fell off his path?
|2 days 18 hours ago||Yes and no.||
Yes and no.
|2 days 22 hours ago||I think there's a good chance||
I think there's a good chance that Lawrence Marshall will play this year. Michigan is pretty thin at defensive end, particularly weakside end. The only options there are Clark and Ojemudia.
|2 days 22 hours ago||Glasgow had 2 tackles last||
Glasgow had 2 tackles last year. Two.
|3 days 38 min ago||I believe the NFL has a car||
I believe the NFL has a car service set up for players specifically to avoid things like this.
|4 days 6 hours ago||The lineup is NEVER in||
The lineup is NEVER in pen.
Not only are there injuries and behavior things to consider, but guys are constantly fighting for jobs. On the eve of our season, we have several jobs up for grabs. We also tell our players constantly that the "starting" lineup at the beginning of fall practice is never the starting lineup in week one, and the starting lineup in week one is never the starting lineup by the end of the season.
That's high school, of course, but the same can be said for the NFL and college football, too. David Underwood wasn't the starting running back by the end of the 2004 season. Jack Miller wasn't the starting center by the end of the 2013 season. Taylor Lewan took over the starting left tackle job in the midst of the 2010 season. There are always jobs up for grabs.
|4 days 8 hours ago||LSAClassof2000, Space Coyote,||
LSAClassof2000, Space Coyote, MGoShoe.
|4 days 8 hours ago||Coaches can be wrong. Also,||
Coaches can be wrong.
Also, Ryan Glasgow made 2 tackles in his extensive playing time last season.
Players who had equal or more tackles than Ryan Glasgow in 2013:
Devin Gardner, Tom Strobel, Jeremy Jackson, Anthony Capatina, Joe Kerridge, Matt Wile, and Dennis Norfleet (among others)
|4 days 15 hours ago||Masina will still be tough to||
Masina will still be tough to pull out of the west, but Utah (which used to be thought of as the leader because his brother is there) is no longer in the running.
|4 days 16 hours ago||Gotcha. He has already lost||
Gotcha. He has already lost some weight, I think, as have people like Logan Tuley-Tillman and Ondre Pipkins. IIRC, Mone was up around 330 or 340 at one point.
|4 days 17 hours ago||Wheatley is listed as a DE on||
Wheatley is listed as a DE on Rivals and a TE on 247/ESPN. I don't know about Scout. I agree that he seems to be outgrowing the TE position. I have even read that some people see him as an offensive tackle long-term, perhaps like a Jason Peters type of situation.
|4 days 17 hours ago||What about Mone? He was||
What about Mone? He was considered a DE/DT tweener at one point, and now he's a DT. So the "rule" still works in his case.
|4 days 17 hours ago||The coaching staff has turned||
The coaching staff has turned down visits before if they're no longer interested in recruiting players. It happened to Tommy Schutt, Montae Nicholson, etc.
|4 days 18 hours ago||I'd say that's a fair||
I'd say that's a fair criticism.
|4 days 18 hours ago||If you want to find a tip||
If you want to find a tip jar, click on the "Beveled Guilt" at the top right of the page.
|4 days 18 hours ago||I believe UCLA wants him as||
I believe UCLA wants him as an OLB because they run a 3-4.
|4 days 18 hours ago||I think it's just Rivals||
I think it's just Rivals being Rivals. Recruiting sites do some wacky things sometimes, including listing just about any decent offensive lineman as an "offensive tackle."
One thing that I think can generally be considered a rule is that if a guy is a tweener in regards to size, then he will usually become whichever of the two positions is bigger. Kids don't usually go to college and lose weight or even remain at the same weight.
|6 days 7 hours ago||LOL. Well, count me in the||
LOL. Well, count me in the category of people who think this is not that big of a deal. First of all, Al Borges has been around a long time. If he's not requiring his QB to identify the MIKE, then that's one reason I don't think it's necessary for success. I have my issues with Borges, but he runs a complicated offensive scheme; now it seems that some are complaining that he didn't heap more on Gardner's shoulders.
Additionally, there are a large number of college quarterbacks who do not have to identify the MIKE on every play. I think it's more commonplace in the NFL. But generally, the center is responsible for calling out protections and blocking schemes. This is why you often see centers come out from the huddle, scan the defense before gripping the ball, squatting down to scope out the defense, pointing at defenders, etc. Those centers are identifying the MIKE linebacker, calling out combination blocks, pointing out potential blitzers, etc.
I also think that Michigan's running backs were responsible for identifying their own blocking responsibilities. That might be why the whole Vincent Smith "finger gun" thing became such a big deal. He appeared to be identifying the MIKE linebacker and/or potential blitzers.
I have talked to college coaches who have said that the one thing they really want their QB to figure out pre-snap is whether there's one high safety, two high safeties, or zero safeties. Obviously, they have to get everyone lined up properly, check out certain alignments, etc., but there's no point in doing any of that if the QB hasn't identified the deep safety(ies).
|1 week 18 hours ago||I think "sucked" is a strong||
I think "sucked" is a strong word. I just think some of his things were a little redundant, and some of the prospects he talked to had very little to do with Michigan.
|1 week 18 hours ago||I've been happier with the||
I've been happier with the site since we got the ability to pos/neg back. As far as content goes, I didn't think Brandon Brown added a ton to the site that wasn't already available. I'm glad the site found a replacement for Heiko.
Overall, I would say the one thing I hope gets upgraded is server speed during the inevitable overload of users during the season.
|1 week 23 hours ago||FWIW, I though Joe Mixon was||
FWIW, I though Joe Mixon was the best running back in the class. Not that it should change how the legal process is handled or anything, but that's the kind of talent that OU and college are losing because of stupid behavior.