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|1 hour 48 min ago||If you need something to||
If you need something to watch
|1 hour 57 min ago||Actually, after much arguing,||
Actually, after much arguing, Seth gave Jake Ryan a star in last week's Maryland preview/Fee Fi Fo Film:
|2 hours 4 min ago||It's a great play||
It's a great play nonetheless, but Ryan is shedding a block by the QB. That's not a TE.
|2 hours 10 min ago||There's no "right" or "wrong"||
There's no "right" or "wrong" when the OP is stating his opinion.
Is your only criterion for winning the Broyles Award being the #1 team in the country? If so, how do you choose between selecting the OC or the DC for the #1 team in the country?
Also, I'm not saying Chavis wasn't responsible for some of this, but that LSU defense was stacked with Tyrann Mathieu, Morris Claiborne, Barkevious Mingo, Sam Montgomery, Eric Reid, Michael Brockers, etc.
Meanwhile, the only defensive player from that 2011 Michigan team to have been drafted is Mike Martin, a 3rd rounder. Granted, there are still some possibilities to still get drafted (Jake Ryan, Frank Clark, Blake Countess, etc.), but considering that was three years ago, you're talking about guys who were freshmen at the time. Mattison made hay with Ryan Van Bergen (out of football), Jordan Kovacs (a walk-on who's a fringe NFL player), Thomas Gordon (out of football, AFAIK), Kenny Demens (undrafted, special teamer for the Cardinals), Craig Roh (undrafted, out of football), etc.
Great coaching isn't about taking great players and allowing them to be great. It's about making the sum greater than the individual parts.
|2 hours 23 min ago||Michigan hasn't had seven||
Michigan hasn't had seven losses in one season since 2009.
|1 day 41 min ago||Aren't you Groot?||
Aren't you Groot?
|1 day 1 hour ago||Straw man.||
|1 day 11 hours ago||It's not dumb. It's great.||
It's not dumb. It's great. Drugs are stupid and so are people who do them, especially after getting caught.
|1 day 17 hours ago||The guys at Rivals are||
The guys at Rivals are TERRIBLE at "insider" information. Chris Balas is a complete blowhard. I don't know if you were paying attention during the last coaching search, but he changed his story daily and took credit for things even when he was wrong.
|1 day 22 hours ago||I went to a clinic a couple||
I went to a clinic a couple years ago where a JUCO coach from California was talking about his offense from California. He said they ran the same passing play (out of slightly different formations) roughly 50% of the time. They just gave the QB and receivers a couple different options depending on what the defense did, so as long as the OL and RB could protect, the defense would always be "wrong." Obviously, triple option teams, zone read option teams, etc. do the same thing in the run game, but you can do it through the pass, too.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Chatman is going to be good.||
Chatman is going to be good. It's all a matter of when. He looks really good for a flash on just about every possession. He's just not used to the speed of the game, and he obviously doesn't really "get" Michigan's offense yet.
|2 days 9 hours ago||This definitely deserves its||
This definitely deserves its own thread.
|2 days 15 hours ago||I don't "blame" him, either,||
I don't "blame" him, either, but I do agree with the commenter at the top of the thread (Mat, I believe) who says that Brian's breakdowns are sort of what separate him from a lot of fans when it comes to analysis. I often disagree with him about his analysis, but at least I know that he has some kind of rationale for saying something when he says it. If he ceases doing the UFR's, as that commenter said, it becomes more about his "feelings" and "opinions."
Again, it's free content, and he doesn't really owe us anything. I won't blame anyone for not doing work when I'm not paying them. But it does sort of whittle away a little bit of credibility if we look back at this game in the future.
|2 days 16 hours ago||I'm certainly hoping you're||
I'm certainly hoping you're not boiling down their seasons to one play. No, Funchess isn't a hustler just because he chased down Ibraheim Campbell. There are too many other examples of him being lackadaisical.
On the flip side, Jourdan Lewis has been our best corner this year, has made multiple hustle plays (this one, the play against Utah, etc.), and has been right in receivers' hip pockets all year.
|2 days 16 hours ago||What does your list of player||
What does your list of player transgressions have to do with anything? The Gibbons thing happened before Hoke was hired, and he was subsequently not allowed to play once the university appealed things. Frank Clark was punished (1 game suspension) for the laptop thing, and he was then booted from the team when he screwed up again. Taylor Lewan got in a fight after his last home game of his senior year. Csont'e York was booted from the team immediately. Hagerup was suspended for a year. Stonum was suspended for a year.
All of these guys were punished, with the exception of Taylor Lewan (who, if I remember correctly, had sort of a my-word-against-his defense).
You can't stop college kids from getting into trouble. All you can do is punish them and hope that it doesn't happen again/they learn their lesson. Fitzgerald Toussaint was also suspended for one game, and he never had any more issues. Hagerup was suspended for last year, and he hasn't had any incidents this year.
Some guys learn. Some guys don't. That's the way the world works.
|2 days 16 hours ago||It's not that much of a||
It's not that much of a surprise. Michigan has a lot of talent on the offensive line. Maybe it's taking them longer to realize their potential than at some other schools, but we're running out two redshirt juniors, two redshirt sophomores, and a true freshman on the offensive line.
Last year was frustrating because the interior of the line was young/bad, and having a G-C-G combination is bound to screw up the whole offense. You can get away with mediocre tackles when the interior guys are solid, because you can chip with backs, help with tight ends, roll away from pressure, etc.
I've been pointing to 2014 for a few years as the time when Michigan would see an upward trajectory with the running game. And while I thought Michigan would be better by now, at least some of that can be blamed on Gardner, Funchess, the running backs, and Green's injury.
|2 days 18 hours ago||For a comparison, look at||
For a comparison, look at Eric Ebron. Ebron caught 62 balls for 973 yards (15.7 yards/catch) and 3 touchdowns last year for UNC. Funchess has been playing WR, where there's more opportunity for big plays, yet he has 55 catches for just 625 yards, which is only 11.4 yards/catch.
I don't think any NFL team will take a chance on him early in the draft unless he absolutely lights it up against Ohio State and (if a miracle happens) in the bowl game. If he has a game like Gallon had against OSU last year (9 catches, 175 yards, 1 touchdown) and a bowl game like Adrian Arrington had several years ago, then he's back in the discussion for the first round. Otherwise, any coach/GM is going to have a very, very hard time explaining to his team's fans why they drafted a tight end who doesn't make big plays, drops so many footballs, and refuses to block.
|2 days 18 hours ago||Yeah, it happened in the||
Yeah, it happened in the Notre Dame game. He missed the next game and was gimpy for a couple weeks after that, but it shouldn't be affecting him at this point. At least not to the point where he looks lackadaisical 75% of the time.
|2 days 19 hours ago||"Saturday though we saw that||
"Saturday though we saw that he's lost several players, or at least they've become disinterested. Funchess and Lewis among them."
Funchess has been disinterested for the last several weeks, but I have no clue what you're talking about with Lewis. Has Hoke "lost" him because he roughed the kicker? Or because he misread the C.J. Brown QB sweep touchdown?
You can screw up as a player without being disinterested, lost, a quitter, etc. I think your comment about Lewis is both off the mark and potentially hurtful. If I remember correctly, Lewis was the one guy who chased down a breakaway run by Brown that could have otherwise turned into a touchdown.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Well, he did injure his ankle||
Well, he did injure his ankle early in the year, and he said at the time that it would affect him for the rest of the year. I don't really think that should be an excuse at this point, though. That was in early September.
|2 days 22 hours ago||Yes, he should have been||
Yes, he should have been flagged. Obviously, it wouldn't have changed the outcome, but maybe it might cause someone, somewhere to learn from his douchebaggery.
|3 days 1 hour ago||Again, pretty...but way too||
Again, pretty...but way too materialistic. And a ditz.
|3 days 1 hour ago||In before the delete.||
In before the delete.
|3 days 10 hours ago||I mean, she was good looking||
I mean, she was good looking and all, but she's a little too materialistic for my tastes. Always worried about fashion and what people think. Kelly was much more grounded.
|3 days 10 hours ago||You guys are all wrong. The||
You guys are all wrong. The best catch ever is Kelly Kapowski.
|3 days 11 hours ago||Puss and pus are two very||
Puss and pus are two very different things.
|3 days 11 hours ago||Here, let me sum up the||
Here, let me sum up the voting for scheme and play calling:
"Let's just run the stuff that Ohio [State] is running."
|3 days 16 hours ago||Agreed. There have probably||
Agreed. There have probably been 50 of them. Stop the madness.
|3 days 17 hours ago||It's a good thing you're not||
It's a good thing you're not in charge.
|3 days 17 hours ago||That's not anything bad, but||
That's not anything bad, but it's best not to tweet at recruits.