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- Great turnout by the fans/former athletes. Interviewing Drew Hensen?!?! Anyone who gets him back on campus and more a part of this program is truly a force.
- LOVED the draft & game idea
- General thought: Remember that the athletes were drafted, not "A vs B". This created a more "fair" competition and game like atmosphere. It also made it hard to really tell what this team will look like this season. I will be interested to see if there is a UFR to give us a better clue
- Defense: looked great for both teams. What that also means, is put all the studs together... watch out! Very exciting. Best safety play in over a decade. Solid performance by the d-line. Aggressive. Solid tackling. Loved it
- Offense: I am cautiously opptomistic. Neither Oline today made a dent, but members of each Oline looked good. Put those members together as one oline and I think we will have something. Loved the play calling, even for vanilla. Ran inside. Ran outside. Screen pass outside. RB released after picking up his blocking responsibilities to create a safety valve. FB runs.
- QB: I think Shane will be more then capable of running this offense by Fall, if he wins the spot. Put Butt, Norfleet, Darboh, and Chessum out at the same time... and there are enought playmakers to make people respect the pass and make things happen.
- Downer: All the drops. Dudes: Catch - The - Ball. It is what you are going to college to do.
|1 week 2 days ago||Mach 3 in the shower. I shave||
Mach 3 in the shower.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||The Nature of Recruiting||
The problem with Beilien is that he is staying above the table at a high-achieving academic school. He is not willing to get down and dirty with the AAU coaches, who have such a strangle hold on the sport it is rediculous. I coach at a high school, and there are kids who can barely dribble that are talking about balling with AAU, and being sold all the promises under the sun.
Other then Duke, I am struggling to think of a highly successful basketball team that has equally as high of academic standards. All the Mid-Major hot shots have the RR problem: taking high talent guys who did not care about high school academics, so they had such bad academic scores that they could not get into major universities. When they move to a school with ANY standards, those kids can't come, and the coach falls a part.
We have a coach who is staying clean, above board, at a school with tough standards to get into... and that leaves us chasing German across the European basketball world... and hoping that the next 3* recruit is a Nik that can rain 3's. I like knowing that when we win, is it done with good ol'fashion hard work and determination... not by a series of back door deals and AAU arrangements. But that is just me.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Adjust to what? With whom? We||
Adjust to what? With whom? We were thin up front all year. Losing Glasgow & Mone = disaster. There was no masking it
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Man... a lot of holding on||
Man... a lot of holding on those run plays for IU. I know holding happens on everyplay... but there seemed to be a LOT of jersey grabbing and slinging.
Almost every big play is sprung by a dlinemen being tackled or a block in the back (2:17, 6:58)
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Man... a lot of holding on||
Man... a lot of holding on those run plays for IU. I know holding happens on everyplay... but there seemed to be a LOT of jersey grabbing and slinging
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Elliot of OSU has to be smiling wide watching that game...||
Elliot of OSU has to be smiling wide watching that game...
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Anyone else notice...||
That MSU was lined up in the neutral zone on the last play?
|39 weeks 19 hours ago||If I remember correctly Bo||
If I remember correctly Bo was exactly the non-Abbrasive type... And he did alright here both on the field and with alumni. If Harbaugh was the next Bo, I think people would feel right at home, especially with the winning part.
|45 weeks 2 days ago||Student tour: people sign up,||
Student tour: people sign up, the travel company pays for you to go lead the rich kids (and some of their parents) around.
The only way I could afford to leave my little corner of the universe.
|47 weeks 42 min ago||Agreed. Russian rail lines||
Agreed. Russian rail lines were a different gauge then the Europeans + the lack of paved roads = doom for an early 20th century army. Plus, Germany was already close to bankruptcy well before Stalingrad
|47 weeks 46 min ago||My grandpa flew in D-Day||
My grandpa flew in D-Day while my great uncle (other side of the family) was a Nazis soldier at DDay (said his greatest war experience was being captured by Americans and removed from Hitlers Germany, as he was not a supporter in the least)
|50 weeks 5 days ago||So few were at the game, it did matter||
So few were at the game, it did matter
|50 weeks 6 days ago||This may be Jay's job. Win||
This may be Jay's job. Win the Internet. Be the 21st century media presence these modern kids crave.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||The original LOTR and the Ip||
The original LOTR and the Ip Man series.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Scattered Thoughts: Great||
Overall, cautiously optomistic. Loved the event and can't wait for this to be a yearly event.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Umm... Disagree. If Spike or||
Umm... Disagree. If Spike or Irvin had made their free throws, we win. If the Refs called the inbounds correctly (foot on the line by NW) we win.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||I love seeing Peppers at||
I love seeing Peppers at safety. He will be the X factor: run support, cover a slot, blitz, roam deep.... If anything being at corner was too limiting for him.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||I understand why my||
I understand why my economically underprivileged students feel that way, but I am not ok with it nor do I accept it. In a society with a social contract, a person must learn to obey rules, authority, and boundaries. If everyone is a free agent, there will be chaos. While there may be a couple unfair rules, that does not excuse the blatant defiance of most of them.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Oh where to begin. I teach at||
Oh where to begin. I teach at a school that cuts across cultural/economic areas. I get a cross section of snobby rich, red neck, and poor ghetto. When enforcing basic rules, I get cussed out and disregarded 10x more by poor minority students then any of their counter parts. One of the only ways I get any respect from those students is when they find out I coach and can make them better athletes. Otherwise, they try to keep their headphones in, listen to their hate-spilling music, try to do what they want when they want, and are ready to curse out or swing at anyone who doesn't let them.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||I had a student this morning||
I had a student this morning putting his hands in his crotch area and was (a) not understanding why we were asking him not to do it and (b) trying to tell the teachers off for asking him to do so... In a high school.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||No amount of strength can||
No amount of strength can overcome ignorance / bad technique or poor play calling
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Personally as a coach, our s||
Personally as a coach, our s & c program is the bedrock of everything. It is like money: it is never THE answer but always a part of the answer
|1 year 14 weeks ago||I am reading it as well.||
I am reading it as well. Jimmy is the text in the flesh: how he leads, how he recruits, his rules/team organization... I wonder if Jimmy re reads it every year just to make sure he didn't fall out of alignment.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Just like Meyer, Harb is the||
Just like Meyer, Harb is the offensive mind, who has a person running his scheme and calling from the booth. Hoke gave relative autonomy to his coordinators, so a change made a bigger impact
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Dear Harbaugh: Contact Mike||
Dear Harbaugh: Contact Mike Boyle who is a leading voice in Functional Strength coaching (which is what Turley does) and find an up and coming protege looking for an opportunity.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Agreed, it was great seeing||
Agreed, it was great seeing two games that pitted good against good, not just conf vs conf. Now, let's just expand to 8 and call it done, so that each P5 conference champion gets in a and be done. Then, allow the other bowls to be development opportunities for the other teams. I think it will be great for football.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||And Denard. Can't forget Denard.||
And Denard. Can't forget Denard.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||The chance to put all his||
The chance to put all his kids through school with Michigan degrees for free? I think we get 20 years of Harbaugh.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Was RR invited? No. Heck, he||
Was RR invited? No. Heck, he did not even make the "thank you to former Michigan coaches who setup this situation" list. Jimmy thanked Brady, Carr, Mo, and Bo... No credit or reference at all to Rich.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Not worthy of its own post,||
Not worthy of its own post, but interesting that Hoke, Carr, Mo & Bo in building the Michigan tradition... But no mention of RR. Very.... Interesting. Will RR be the forgotten chapter of Michigan football history?