a vitally important recap of all the dumb tweets sent during the Harbaugh coaching search
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- Harbaugh's confidence and competitiveness are contagious.
- They know that nobody has worked harder than they have spring/summer/fall. Huge confidence factor.
- They have been the beneficialry of what they now know first-hand to be a top-notch staff.
- The contrasts to last year in all these respects are clear to them, as we've gotten a taste of from the recent player interviews.
- Butt at TE for Harbaugh - no worries..
- No playmakers at receiver? We'll see. Harris hasn't played in a while but he's such a talent.
- QB should produce fewer turnovers, perhaps significantly - that's huge.
- RB should at least be adequate with good blocking, which I think they'll have. Hopefully someone steps up/surprises.
|1 day 19 hours ago||The biggest strides this team||
The biggest strides this team makes this year is between the ears.
The D should be very solid - much more thoroughly well-coached. The O will likely be a bit conservative initially, but should move the ball behind the strength-of-the-team (believe it) OL.
Nobody's very high on the skill positions, but these could surprise.
This first game is crucial, and it helps that Utah has no film of us. They've got to assemble and study past coaching stints. More preparation question marks than usual. A Fisch/Harbaugh passing game? Nobody knows. Too bad we're not more elite (right now) at the skill positions, or that would favor us a lot more. An opportunity for some inventive coaching there.
I think Michigan beats a very good Utah team Thursday on the road, and will garner more confidence from that one game than any team ever. 6-7 wins is obscenely conservative. But then I am forever an optimist. And a bit verbose today.
|3 days 5 hours ago||1.61803398875||
|1 week 1 day ago||I think everyone's making a||
I think everyone's making a mistake in thinking Viramontes will be playing another position just because he can and isn't as highly rated as Peters. He's got a Harbaugh-level intensity about him. His junior highlight reel was the most dominant I've ever watched of a QB - against good competition to boot. I do realize it's a highlight reel, but still. Can't wait to see what he can do here. He'll compete his ass off - wouldn't want to bet against him. Heck, I'm even looking forward to his senior highlight reel!
|1 week 4 days ago||"It's Friday boys, throw the||
"It's Friday boys, throw the ball around for a few hours..."
|1 week 5 days ago||I hope they're both||
I hope they're both competent. QBs can get knicked up. We'll have more of a short passing game set up by a solid running game. If one protects the ball significantly better than the other, there's your starter for the season (profound revelation, eh?). But that's hard to gauge outside of game play. Hopefully, Harbaugh makes the right decision in this respect for the Utah start, as having to switch QBs for this reason would not bode well for a W.
Rudock was not a turnover machine at Iowa. Jury's still out on Shane, and I think that's the primary concern of our TO-weary fanbase.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||If you're the AD, are you||
If you're the AD, are you going to sign a contract in which you do not have full veto power over them with regard to design? Do you think Hackett would do that? I think even DB is smart enough to not sign away control. He probably just signed off on a lot of Adidas' suggestions, or perhaps they were his ideas or those of whomever he delegated that responsibility.
We're still under Adidas for this year and apparently Harbaugh was able to dictate exactly what he wanted in design and color. Just as you would hope and assume he/AD could do. I would fully expect and hope that Nike comes in with a dozen variations on that theme and radically different shit as well. But I assure you that Hack-baugh will make final decisions, if not outright dictate.
I assume it's all negotiable, and we have Hackett. I don't know what's in these contracts, I am just assuming a fundamental aspect of them. Anyone out there happen to know these details? Mr. Yost?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I think you can and should be||
I think you can and should be more optimistic regarding the OL. The difference is Drevno, arguably one of the best OL coaches, period, together with Harbaugh's ability to instill over-acheivement. A big story of the Utah game will be our running game - in a good way. This whole team is going to get their mojo back this year.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Second best helmet in all of||
Second best helmet in all of football IMO.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||And his many upvoters...many||
And his many upvoters...many genuine assholes on this site.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||The QB situation isn't up in||
The QB situation isn't up in the air as to whether we'll have a passing game, which is what you imply. We know that - at a minimum - we have a 5th year senior in Rudock who should be solid enough behind that veteranish OL to provide an adequate passing game. I think he brings more than that. If someone else wins the job then we should be even better.
I agree on the OL. I think they really surprise this year, starting with Utah.
|4 weeks 9 hours ago||I wouldn't say their coaching||
I wouldn't say their coaching was far superior last year.
|4 weeks 17 hours ago||I was having a hard time||
I was having a hard time coming up with the words to describe how embarrassingly wrong this would be and you nailed it in one concise sentence. Nice!
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Anybody know who's catering?||
Anybody know who's catering? Very important question. Can't have half-ass BBQ at your BBQ event.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||For everyone who thinks that||
For everyone who thinks that "Ohio" offends OSU fans, a hypothetical:
Three years ago Urban Meyer coins "that team up north". Half the OSU fan base zealously adopts the term, relishing the high degree to which they believe it offends us.
But would this really offend you? Contrived, institutional disrespect from a sports rival? I think we are all capable of grasping the context within which that "insult" is leveled.
First, I'd feel embarrassed for them because the whole herd mentality display of 'cleverness" and "burn-factor" is just so...middleschool. Second, it's frustrating when they mistake your frustration for being offended, and are oblivious to this point. You just wish you could make them esee themselves as you see them so that they would STOP.
That's what I think of "Ohio".
/steps off soapbox
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Not everybody has the stones||
Not everybody has the stones for curling.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Not everybody has the stones||
Not everybody has the stones for curling.
|5 weeks 17 hours ago||Hold on now - I thought WE||
Hold on now - I thought WE got the Vicious!
|5 weeks 17 hours ago||Zero benefit? What if you're||
Zero benefit? What if you're vying for the 4th playoff spot with another one-loss team(s), and the committee's comparing strength of schedule...
Also, not having to sit through a cupcake games. They suck for fans.
|5 weeks 17 hours ago||2 best teams get buy? And||
2 best teams get buy? And what determines the 2 best teams? That's an incredible advantage for 2 teams and it will be very subjective.
make it 8 divisions and let 2 more teams into the playoff. No byes.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||That's on par with the annual||
That's on par with the annual 15 min. "caddy swim" at the Bushwood pool.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Vicious will be a factor.||
Vicious will be a factor. Can't wait!
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Thought I heard Higdon is||
Thought I heard Higdon is working his ass off this summer. No red shirt for him - he'll play because he'll be one of our better options, complementing one of the aforementioned big backs.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Impossible question. Gotta||
Impossible question. Gotta give a shout out to Sam & Dave.
Hold on I'm comin'
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Jildo?||
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Hackett negotiates Chuck||
Hackett negotiates Chuck Norris' contracts.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Imbibed.||
|9 weeks 1 day ago||No need to flame the||
No need to flame the Hokester. He did his best, fell short, and was replaced. Peace, man.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||I don't think he's seeking||
I don't think he's seeking the spotlight as many are saying. I think he's just saving face, putting his spin out there. The headlines are secondary to that. Whatever opinion people may take away from this situation, he doesn't want anyone to conclude he's a bust, and can't play at a high level when healthy - which he claims he is. That it's for reasons unrelated to him personally.
I feel for the position he's in. I am sure he's upset, and it's human nature to react as he did. I'm not going to judge him.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||So bjr, what's your objective||
So bjr, what's your objective win total for us this year?
|9 weeks 6 days ago||"Oh what a tangled web we||
"Oh what a tangled web we weave. When first we practice to deceive."
Remember that tweet? Harbaugh must have known that he set his own moral high bar when he directed that toward our rival. If he violates his own "principle" on the recruiting trail, his hypocrisy will be trumpeted far and wide. I'll trust that whatever tactics he may employ will at least be free of deception.