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|4 weeks 3 days ago||Gibbons - 10||
Gibbons - 10
|1 year 31 weeks ago||oops||
this was supposed to be in reply to ISMELLSEXY's post
|1 year 31 weeks ago||This makes my eyes water.||
This makes my eyes water.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||haha me too!||
haha me too. I found myself smiling and then being a bit embarassed when my fiance asked what i was smiling about.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||he didn't recieve an offer from OSU but that wasn't really||
he didn't recieve an offer from OSU but that wasn't really the point. I am not condoning what he said or that it is the right thing to do. I am not even saying that everyone from Michigan should like the kid or even not be upset by his comments. My only problem has been the increasing trend for fans to publicly insult, berate, or otherwise make comments on twitter that aren't necessary or warrented.
I still care about michigan-manness (i like that term) but even if someone doesn't live up to my expectations, or hopes it is not my place to scold him. He has coaches and parents and if something is severe enough even cops.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Great to hear and not just because of football||
Great to hear that he is doing well and not just because of football. Traumatic injuries and the resultant sugery like what he went though can have increadible impacts on a person's life. Hope he recovers and gets back to 100% and never has any complications down the road.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Are you serious?||
I honestly can't tell if you are serious or being sarcastic.
I hope you are being sarcastic a high school kid shouldn't have to defend an innocuous statement such as "I like Ohio" even once let alone twice. Especially when that kid is already committed to Michigan.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Social Media has been getting way too carried away this year||
Before this year i naively thought that our fanbase was above the juvenille responses that we mocked so vigerously when they were coming from ohio fans and were directed at Kalis.
Unfortunately I have been embarassed by some of the crazies in our fanbase and by sportsfans in general this year. Between the backlash from this and even worse what was directed at Dawson after his decomitment I really have come to hate twitter.
He should absolutely not have needed to respond or apologize for saying that he liked ohio. Obviously even if he meant OSU he still likes Michigan better considering he committed here. My god people need to get some perspective on life and stop this crazyness.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||A lot of NFL teams use both||
A lot of NFL teams use both man and zone blocking schemes. In an ideal world you would utilize both concepts depending on situation, goal, defense, ect. Unfortunately, in college it is difficult because you only have players for a limited time and OL is a very complex position to learn.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Didn't know that Borges used it before...||
Didn't know Borges used the pistol at SDSU, but then again I don't really know much about any of what Borges used before here other than what I have heard second hand.
I know you don't need a running QB to utilize the pistol offense the benifit is really in the balance between the pass and the run. The RB is able to start moving downhill a little before getting the ball in the power game and doesn't tip strength to one side. At the same time the QB gains some of the benifits of the shotgun in that drops are less and they have improved vision of the feild compared to under center. I think it's this combination that intrigues me, hopefully we can effectively use that balance to greatly improve our play action passing game.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||last year Borges was still trying to learn||
last year Borges was still trying to learn how to run a spread offense, and how to utilize Denard effectively. It would be a bit much to incorporate even more new offensive strategies/formations/plays. There is only so much that you can implement as a coordinator and teach to the players in a given time. I imagine the focus of the offense will be shifting towards something Borges is more comfortable running and that allows him to add some different things to his playbook this year.
It would have been a lot to ask of him to learn two new systems in a year. It is not going to be suddenly finding the light but I think Borges will gradually incorporate new things.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Always though the pistol offense was kinda cool||
It would be interesting to see some pistol formations mixed into the offense. I know how much Borges loves to mix up formations. I am thinking some pistol double stacks.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||signing day feels like christmas||
if after you opened all of your presents you had to wait until spring to play with them. I can't wait to see these kids develop and to watch them start playing some football, even if it is just springball.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Easy for me it's stonum||
He was so promising early and we never really got to see what he could have been.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||he also looks like an angry leprechaun||
he also looks like an angry leprechaun
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Early season losses cause bigger swings||
Early season losses cause bigger swings in the rankings. We played them first game of the year so of course we fell farther. At the end of the day ND is still a one loss team.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||My mistake||
My mistake don't know what I was thinking. None the less it is a very rare and impressive feat
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Number 1 overall in the draft||
It is tough to compare to Jake Long as he still stands as the only offensive lineman in history to go number 1 overall in the draft. I am not sure that Lewan can live up to that, but then again who can? I will say that Lewan is one of the best offensive lineman we have ever had and that is a very presitgious group of people coming from Michigan. He is now the second person in a row to wear 77 and earn first team all American honors.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||I hope not||
I wish less people would change their jersey numbers
|1 year 46 weeks ago||i could watch this all day||
I could watch this all day
|1 year 46 weeks ago||You may be gettin a bit ahead of yourself||
I think you may be getting a little bit ahead of yourself. I agree the potential for the future looks especially bright, but I don't know that recruiting rankings are enough for us to go calling for a national champion contender.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Pursuing might be a bit strong||
From what I saw there is that the Michigan coaches are in cotact with him and the only way we even know that is because the kids inserted Michigan in a list of schools that he is talking to off of the top of his head. To me this is similar to freaking out with speculations based off of tweets from high school recruits.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Beating Northwestern that way is the natural way of things||
For some reason comback wins against northwestern are just feel like they are supposed to happen.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||He didnt seem worried last year||
When Alabama didn't win their division and still was able to go to the BCS National Championship
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Extremely touching writing||
I really appreciate you posting this diary. I think it is important to realize there is more to life than sports and to keep in mind that all of our actions, even those that seem trivial at the time can have profound impacts.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||That is terrifying||
That is terrifying. Texas A&M is not a team I would want to see us play right about now. I am not sure our "number 1 pass defense" would hold up.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Agreed||
The biggest difference from last year is definitely Molk. However, I really think that it is not his blocking that we are missing most but rather his recognition and communication skills. Communication and intelligence are two of the most important aspects of OL play. With Molk gone there really isn't anyone on the interior who provides that kind of leadership.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||True there was concers||
but on the other hand we also have several returning starters including an estimated first round draft pick in Lewan at LT. In addition to that we have a 4 year veteran in Omameh, Scholfield who preformed at a fairly high level at LG last year and looks the part of a tackle and Barnum who was started several games throughout his time here at Michigan despite constant nagging injuries. Our Lack of experience concerned me at the begining of the year but honestly I was more worried about our depth and not the ability of our starters. I was only really worried about center and the absense of Molk initially.
Question marks asside many people projected our OL to be one of our strengths before the beginning of the season, including a great many people on this blog. Although I was not quite so optomistic the point I was trying to make is that the potential was there. I am of the opinion that the potential seen at the beginning of the season never really went away but rather this unit has continiously had trouble with the mental aspect of OL play.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||I am not sure this is completely correct||
I agree that people may be over reacting about O-Line coaching, but OL was supposed to be one of our strengths this year. I think our line does have talent besides Lewan, what has been missing is not the ability to block people once engaged. While OSU's DL is very good and probably the best we have seen all year blocking has been a consistant problem. I think that the key problem facing this unit is lack of leadership and experience. Molk was an invaluable part of our offense in his role at center. Not only was he an exceptional blocker but more importantly he was extremely intellegent and was good at recognizing pressure and communicating blocking assignments. This year the problem has been the OL knowing who to block. The most common problems have been strait up misses by the OL. Center is one of the most difficult positions to replace because if its demands regarding communication and blocking calls. We will see how our line comes together in the next few years, much of how that turns out will be on coach Funk.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||you keep using that word...||