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|19 hours 48 min ago||I don't know if your comment||
I don't know if your comment was directed specifically at me, but I agree with everything you are saying. I was just pointing out the Auburn did not start 4 freshman and a sophomore in either 2010 or 2013, as was mentioned above.
|21 hours 44 sec ago||I honestly don't mean to call you out||
I honestly don't mean to call you out but you are wrong again about that. Their 2010 starting OL had only one non senior starter, Brandon Mosley, who was a RS junior.
|22 hours 11 min ago||I've seen you say "started||
I've seen you say "started all freshman and a sophomore on the OL" a couple times now and I'm not quite sure where you saw or heard that. Last year their starting OL was a RS sophomore at LT (Robinson), a RS freshman at LG (Kozan), a true junior at C (Dismukes), a RS junior at RG (Slade), and a RS freshman at RT (Young). Now, I will certainly agree with you that their RS freshman played much better than our RS freshman on the OL, but they did have some experience mixed in there as well.
|22 hours 24 min ago||Thank you, friend. Perhaps||
Thank you, friend. Perhaps it is just me, but I am more worried about the MSU game than OSU. Neither seems particularly winnable at this point, but it is really hard to envision a win in East Lansing this year.
|22 hours 27 min ago||I wonder what he is basing||
I wonder what he is basing that on. Most likely a combination of the spring game and last season, I would guess. I don't think it is too crazy to expect the OL to at least look a little better than they did in the spring. I'm with you though, with all the talent the OL has (on paper), there has to be some improvement...right?
|22 hours 33 min ago||Man I can't wait for the||
Man I can't wait for the season to start. These next 7 weeks are going to be agonizing listening to everyone tell us how afwul Michigan is because of last year. It would be interesting to see what similiar previews had to say about MSU prior to last season.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Eh, I think the TFL and sack||
Eh, I think the TFL and sack numbers were so low because last years DL (especially DT's) was pretty bad. Maybe I'm just crazy but I think the DL will be much improved. If the NT/DT combo is actually as good as I think they will be, that should really help the DE's and LB's be able to get after the opposing QB more. Add to that my belief that the CB's are going to be very good this year, I think that will help the sack numbers as well.
|1 day 16 hours ago||The reason I think the||
The reason I think the defense will be much improved is they return 3 top players from injury that either didn't play much last year (Pipkins) or were not 100% while they played last year (Ryan and Countess). The DL is still somewhat of a question mark but I am very confident that the back 7 will be among the best in the country. Also, UM returns something like 20 contributors from last years defense and, although some will say differently, players can actually get better as they get older and gain more experience.
|1 day 17 hours ago||I'll go with my same||
I'll go with my same prediction as last year (which was way off) of 10-2. Losses at ND and MSU. The talent is certainly there to be very good. The only team on the schedule that I feel has a talent advantage is OSU, and like UM, they also have questions about the OL entering this season. I believe the defense will be very good (top 10/20 nationally) and if the offense can just be average (somewhere between the 2011 and 2012 offenses), there is no game that UM can't win. So 10-2 it is. Unless of course it isn't.
|2 days 20 hours ago||I'll go one on offense and||
I'll go one on offense and one on defense. On offense, I think Erik Magnuson will be an All-Big Ten OT by the end of the season. Not saying he will be first team, but he will prove himself to be one of the top six OT's in the conference. On defense, I think Jarrod Wilson is going to have a big year. He has the size/speed combination to be special, and I think (hope) he puts it all together this year.
|3 days 18 hours ago||Thank you for the response.||
Thank you for the response. That was very informative. My football knowledge is not close to yours so I really don't know what to look for when watching games/film. For example, when I watch Randy Gregory from Nebraska he looks the part of a top 5/10 NFL pick, but I do not see that with Calhoun (and obviously Clark). Below is a video of every defensive snap of last years UM vs. MSU game and to me, at least, it looks like Calhoun has little to no success any time he was matched up with Lewan or Schofield. He did get a sack while matched up with Schofield, but that one seems as though it was due to Gardner rolling right into Calhoun than Schofield getting beat. But again, thank you for the informative response.
|3 days 19 hours ago||You know what is interesting||
You know what is interesting is that I have the same thoughts for Shalique Calhoun from MSU. He is projected to go top 10 in several mock drafts and I really don't get it. They are in the same class, though Calhoun was able to redshirt his first year on campus and Clark was not. Stats from last year:
Clark - 13 TFL, 5 sacks
Calhoun - 14 TFL, 7.5 sacks
Keep in mind that Calhoun had 2.5 sacks and 4 TFL against UM, something Clark was not fortunate enough to be able to do.
|1 week 2 days ago||Definitely disagree with||
Definitely disagree with that. I will give you Hill > Burke at this point in their respective careers, but I like Hayward much more than Stephenson. I think Burke will be a better player than Hill in the long run, possibly starting next year.
|1 week 2 days ago||As a Pacers fan, my dream||
As a Pacers fan, my dream scenario is the Pacers work out a sign and trade with Utah, sending Lance Stephenson and George Hill to Utah for Gordon Hayward and Trey Burke. No chance of happening but a guy can dream. Oh, and then we get to go back in time and draft Tim Hardaway Jr. instead of Solomon Hill.
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||Good comment! Only thing I||
Good comment! Only thing I would disagree about is Calhoun being a first round pick. I know mock drafts have him going there (just like Gholston a couple years back) but outside of dominating Fitz Toussaint, he really didn't do too much. Randy Gregory from Nebraska, on the other hand, is going to be a stud.
A little off topic but Gregory played on the same high school basketball team as Zak Irvin and Gary Harris (Hamilton Southeastern). Gregory was a senior when Irvin was a sophomore (Harris a junior), but man that team was fun to watch. The phrase is way overused but Gregory is an absolute freak athlete. He is going to have a huge year.
Video of Gregory at HSE -
|3 weeks 19 hours ago||The only thing I really want||
The only thing I really want to mention, and this probably applies to more fanbases than just UM, but there is nothing more upsetting to me than when I see UM fans complain about a kid that just committed to Michigan (football or basketball) for not being rated high enough by the services or questioning why the Michigan coaches would offer X recruit. As someone that played basketball at a school in the MVC after not receiving an offer from my dream school (obviously Michigan), I find these types of comments incredibly disrespectful and often times hurtful.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah I was just about to edit||
Yeah I was just about to edit my comment. Fail on my part.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I would have thought Purdue||
I would have thought Purdue would be higher than MSU. Since 1980 they have put Mark Hermann, Scott Campbell, Jim Everett, Drew Brees, Kyle Orton, and Curtis Painter in the NFL. Sure, Campbell and Painter were only backups, but the other four were all starters and had better careers than the MSU group, in my opinion.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I posted this in the Kyle||
I posted this in the Kyle Ahrens thread but Dakich did say he committed to MSU on his show today. He named no source, just said that it would soon become public knowledge. Another MGoPoster mentioned that Dakich possibly got Eron and Ahrens confused so I asked a colleague of mine that I feel would know and he said Eron has not committed anywhere that he knows of. So what I am trying to say is who knows...
|4 weeks 6 days ago||He said it on his radio show.||
He said it on his radio show. I had the same thought regarding his visit to UM. He is actually at UM right now, I believe. I think he might have jumped the gun on this one.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I'm not going to start a||
I'm not going to start a thread because I can't find anywhere else confirming it yet, but Dan Dakich is reporting Eron Harris committed to Michigan State today. We will see I guess...
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I don't know if I would say a||
I don't know if I would say a lot bigger. Guy is probably about 6'3" now, but Ahrens does have more bulk. I was just saying they seem to have similar type games. They both are above average athletes, though I would say Guy is a better athlete, and they both are among the better shooters in their respective classes. Ahren's ceiling isn't quite as high as Guy's, in my opinion.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Nice pickup for MSU but it||
Nice pickup for MSU but it did seem that they were in on a few more talented kids. To me Ahrens is a slightly less talented version of 2016 recruit Kyle Guy from Indianapolis Lawrence Central.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I, too, think the OL will be||
I, too, think the OL will be much improved from last year. If I had to guess I would say they will be somewhere around the 2012 team in terms of rushing offense (41st nationally in ypg). I think Magnuson and Glasgow will be the tackles, and while they aren't Lewan/Schofield, I don't think the drop off will be near the level of Molk to Mealer. The interior OL can only get better (right?). I think some combination of Bosch, Dawson, Kalis, Miller, Kugler and Bars will be a huge improvement over what we saw last year. I've mentioned before that I believe the defense will be very good (top 10 nationally), so if the offense can be just average, it should be a very good year.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I think Isaac does have a bit||
I think Isaac does have a bit of that breakaway speed but I agree with your overall comment. I think Justice Hayes fits the mold of the type of player you describe, and I actually think far too many people are dismissing him after the addition of Isaac.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Probably picking with my||
Probably picking with my heart instead of my head but I see the following:
|9 weeks 1 day ago||You definitely have a point||
You definitely have a point and it would be a very large risk to turn down Harris in hope of getting Coleman. I actually think JB would take both, obviously if they both wanted to come. I will give credit where it is due and admit that I did not see Harris becoming this type of college player. He has improved tremendously and I can't help but think what he could do with a whole year of development with the top notch staff at UM.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Great points and I definitely||
Great points and I definitely agree about the defensive aspect. My hope is Walton/Irvin/LeVert all improve defensively to cut down on the penetration from opposing guards and help ease the loss of Morgan, who was a terrific defender.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I'd imagine Coleman is a||
I'd imagine Coleman is a higher priority than Harris. I will admit that my opinion of Harris is based on his high school days at Lawrence North (Indianapolis) and I have not seen him play much at WVU, but I feel Coleman has a higher ceiling than Harris. Harris has definitely improved his shooting the last couple years so it is clear he has put in a lot of work. I just think Coleman is a different type of player than UM currently has on its roster while Harris is similar to Irvin, only 3 or 4 inches shorter.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I think the lack of||
I think the lack of experience at center is being a bit overstated. Outside of Kaminsky and maybe AJ Hammons, what other center in the Big Ten could be considered a concern for Michigan? Would Michigan be a better team if Mitch was the starting center? Obviously, yes. But I don't think it lowers this teams ceiling to Round of 32/Sweet 16 if they're lucky. I've said it before, and UConn kind of helped prove it, but college basketball is all about guard play. Having a great backcourt can mask a lot of deficiencies and I do think Michigan will have a pretty damn good backcourt next year. A small step back should be expected but I still think the team will be a contender to win the conference (clearly behind Wisconsin) and make a deep run in the tournament. With that said, this is all just my opinion and I can certainly see why Brian and Ace (and others) feel the way they do.