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|4 days 5 hours ago||If we make half the leap from year one of pro-style||
To year two as we did from year one of spread to year two, our offense will be fine. Yes,Taters helped over Sheridan / Threet, but the whole team had a better grasp of the offensive philosophy and workings.
This year was effectively year one of the transition to pro-style after two years of creative fusion cooking. With Bowl practices and spring ball, Borges can install more of the playbook (so maybe there is more than one play to a formation so as not to tip off the play -hint hint).
I hope he keeps a little fusion spice in the playbook and that our young o-line hit the weights hard.
I give him another year.
|4 days 5 hours ago||... And since I married into a family of useless nutz...||
...But only see Spartans at the drive through, I will have a much better holiday season if MSU wins.
|4 days 6 hours ago||We should want MSU over OSU||
While both teams have had a strong run of late, MSU is much more likely to regress next year with much of the defense turning over and Narduzzi a hot head coaching commodity. Even if they get a one year bump in recruiting (and this year the only remaing battle is Malik McDowell), it won't last once they post a few 5 loss seasons. They are probably destined for the Rose this year regardless of the outcome against OSU, so no harm in them wining the B1G along the way.
OSU replaces 4/5 of their o-line next year, and the depth at o-line is not at usual OSU levels. Their season next year will be a good comparison to ours this year regarding developing the line. That said, they will remain dangerous on the field and in recruiting, so keeping them from the title game is more important for our continued climb.
|5 days 22 hours ago||Secretly taped conversation inside schemblecher hall||
Brady, can I talk to you?
Sure Al, what's up
Well, I know that this is 'The Game' and everything that comes with it, but if the Offense looks poor, it will effectively end my coaching career... You've still got a few years of goodwill, I'm on the hot seat.
Yea, probably... So what do you want to do?
I'm going to pull out all the stops, misdirection, throw-backs... The conversative bias is out the window, young o line or no young o line.
Hmmmmm, what the hell, nothing else has worked against teams which actually field a defense.
Seriously, if thus is what a fully functioning Borges Offense looks like, sign me up for another year. If we make half the jump from year one to year two of 'pro-style' as we did with spread we should be fun to watch next year.
|5 days 23 hours ago||Loved the gallon throwback to Gardner play design||
A slightly better throw by gallon and that would have been six
This should be Hoke's worst year. With the experience, recruiting, game plan consistency (offense & defense now installed) arrows all pointing up and another year of Gardner - things are looking up.
Too bad next year's schedule is brutal.
|1 week 2 days ago||Settle down now...||
... There are plenty of young guys who can still emerge on Offense.... Beyond the OL thrown into the fire this year, there are several others who will emerge from their red shirt years - looking at you Dawson and Kugler. Putting Mags at his more natural tackle spot will help him improve as well.
Green and Smith show real potential at RB.
Chesson together with Darboh will fill in at WR with Funchess as the lead dog.
A non-destroyed 5th year Gardner backed up by Morris and Wilton (probably red-shirted) will be a strength.
Some creativity with Norfleet and... Profit? Well, maybe not profit, but maybe middle of the pack to go with our strong D.
I'll reserve commentary on the offensive coaching...
* please forgive misspelled names.
|1 week 3 days ago||Two questions:||
Coach Parker - can you do fusion cuisine with a pro style / somewhat less mobile QB?
Do you live close to Ann Arbor?
If the answer to both questions is 'yes' please submit your resume to coach Hoke.
* this is intended in good fun - please spare the banhammer
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Am I the only one concerned about pistol / shotgun snaps?||
Is there any word about Glasgow's snapping skills? Inability to get the ball cleanly to Gardner is my greatest concern with the switch.
Yes, I am a true Michigan fan, I worry about everything.
#trustthecoaches I guess
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Erasing my memories||
I spent WAY too much time in North Hall... bad memories of early morning PT and standing at attention for inspection - now being torn down
I loved being on the club Rifle team - that range was torn down a while ago
We marched in (silly) formations in an empty South Ferry field - now the lacross field (I think)
By the way my freshman dorm was Bursely - sounds like that is closing
and my fraternity house burned down the year after I left campus
At least the Business School did not get completely demolished and rebuilt after I finsihed my MBA - ...oh wait
(Count me in as part of the vocal NROTC alumni in favor of a good new home for the unit.)
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Too close for comfort||
I'm in the Navy Yard a few times each week but was fortunate to have family commitments this Monday which kept me home.
I feel terrible for all those impacted by this tragedy.
It will be very odd working in the navy yard tomorrow and every day afterwards.
I wish I had something deeper to add, but I'm at a loss.
Odd that we do such a poor job protecting at home those who protect us abroad.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Spielman for OSU...||
...I can't wait.... to put the TV on mute.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Draft lottery||
My humor generator is broken today...
...but I use a lottery system to set the draft order in multiple leagues. Last year's champ gets one random number generator 'ping pong ball'.. and the team with the worst regular season points scored gets 12 random number generator 'ping pong balls' in an excel spreadsheet (all the other teams get the corresponding ping pong balls in order).
Make sure you set calculate to manual.
Hold down F9 until you feel lucky
Find the highest value for each team
Set the draft order from highest value #1 pick, to lowest pick #12
BTW - my favorite rule is that the worst team from the year before gets renamed by the other owners for the following regular season. The motivation of avoiding being renamed by the rest of the league keeps all the owners focused on trying hard well after being eliminated from the playoffs.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||I feel privileged to peek behind the curtain||
Wizard, is that you?
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Awesome stuff||
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Btw - Tip of the hat to the OP||
Only a Michigan blog would reference Schroedinger's cat when talking about football recruiting.
We must treat LF as being both in A^2 and La at the same time until proven otherwise.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Read 'American Nations'||
I recommend 'American Nations' by Collin Woodard. He makes a pretty good argument that the Cavalier culture of the tidewater (Virginia) area is distinct from the 'Deep South' culture.
Overall it is a really interesting look into the similarities and differences across the regions of America. Feel free to stop reading after WW2 when the book takes an unfortunate descent into partisan nonsense.
Having been stationed in both Norfolk and Jacksonville... I think there are some differences.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||damn Professor X... beat me to it on the flight tracker...||
.. but maybe someone can hack into the flight manifests and confirm that his family boarded the plane
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Dilithium?!?||
I still think that they should have kept the 'um' naming converntion and called the current car Dilithium
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Normal Guy||
I sat next to Alice Cooper on a flight to Phoenix. He was a very nice and personable guy, liked to talk golf and SUVs. Not what you would expect from the stage persona.
/c s b 'd
|25 weeks 2 days ago||Don't worry!||
Roll Damn Tide said that his offer to 'Bama was not committable.
Now, personally, while I lived very close to Maize and Blue deli, I still think that Zingerman's product was superior.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Hold me Ace||
What a turn-around from a few short years ago when we would all hold our collective breath that recruit X would not get stolen on signing day. Now, not only does this staff get top talent, they get committed talent who bleed blue.
I'm looking forward to thanksgiving with my buckeye in-laws the next few years :)
|30 weeks 2 days ago||OT - ROI on higher education||
This may be too political, but it may also be worth its own thread which I lack the points to start... so MODs feel free to treat as you wish.
Bill Bennet, former US Sec. of Education did ROI calculations on universities and found that only ~300 have positive ROI.
The good news is that UM makes the list for both in-state and out-of-state... the bad news is that we are only ~70th on the list and below many institutions which we compare ourselves to academically.
Other good news is that all of the B1G makes the list (a quick browse saw even OSU and MSU on the list, so I assume all the others are as well).
Lots of money being spent of college athletics... and tuition bills are at all time highs.
|33 weeks 2 days ago||My suggestion...||
... center the current MGoBlog letters and put an empty football helmet on one side and the half-court Block M from Crisler on the other....
|34 weeks 29 min ago||Leaders and best||
Thanks for representing the University so well.
The gauntlet has now been thrown down for the football team to follow suit.
|34 weeks 23 hours ago||Same thing you ask all Buckeyes...||
... can I have fries with that, please?
- rim shot
|34 weeks 2 days ago||Why solar car team, why?||
As long as we are posting semi-OT thoughts... I saw that the UM Solar Car Team released the name for their next car: 'Generation'.
They broke with recent tradition of ending car names with 'UM' because they were 'running out of good UM words'...
... does no one on the solar car team read this blog? The new car should surely be "Dilithium' with a big #16 on the side.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Proud||
I am proud to share colors with these young men who fought so hard. I hope they understand how special thier season was and how much it meant to the wolverine nation.
Tonight would have been gravy, Coach Beline and this team ARE built the right way.
IT IS GREAT TO BE A MICHIGAN WOLVERINE!
|34 weeks 5 days ago||Soooo happy||
Brings back memories of the sweet smell of tear gas on south U
If you are reading this and within waking distance of campus, turn off your computer, say good night to your parents and get your a** to south U.
God bless Columbus Ohio for giving MICHIGAN Trey Burke
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Swears like a Sailor||
I sat behind Casserly on a train to DC once, and when talking on the phone he swore like a sailor... but clearly he knew his stuff.
I know... cool story brah
|39 weeks 4 days ago||We just had a baby...||
I missed the whole game, but for a good cause. I'm not sure my wife would have understood despite it being the State game.
Woo Hoo for the good guys!