...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
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|1 week 2 days ago||No offense, Ray: the Fab 5||
No offense, Ray: the Fab 5 would not have been in Ann Arbor if JB was coach unless they would have gone without their extra benefits.
|1 week 4 days ago||Retire Burkes number, hang||
Retire Burkes number, hang banners, name some building or part of a building after Coach B, and have a special Coach B area of the Michigan sports museum/artifact spaces.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||The importance of 4-5 years||
Morgan is a textbook example of the importance of guys staying 4-5 years and the power of seniors.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Um. NO. Dear God, no. The||
|9 weeks 23 hours ago||In looking not just at Bama,||
In looking not just at Bama, but also at his Washington film, I saw a lot of screen, wheel and crossing routes that would fit someone like 'Fleet. In the Polk highlight film there were a lot of plays that looked like 'Fleet could mimic as well.
I guess that is what excites me about Nuss is that his Washington film looks vastly different from his 'Bama film, and both were record setting in their own rights.
|11 weeks 7 hours ago||For as horrible as this||
For as horrible as this offense felt this season... how did we have a multi-record breaking WR and almost multi-recording breaking QB? Does not compute.
|11 weeks 7 hours ago||Today sucked. But||
But reminders... In the past ten years we have had three massive coaching regime changes, and two system overhauls. Add into that some recruiting mess and you have what we have. Our Seniors were brought in to run a different system. Our freshman are... well... freshman. Time and consistency are your answers until we have reestablished an identity and depth. If you want to change OC's... make sure it is to someone who matches the philosophy of the talent we are bringing in.
As someone who has two teams that are 100% underclassmen in a brand new system going up against teams with 100% upperclassmen in established systems... it is tough, the results on paper suck, the progress is not visable to those who are not at practice... but there are no fast solutions other then training and maturation, and acquisiton of talent to create depth. All these things are multiple-year solutions, not multiple-month.
|11 weeks 7 hours ago||Hopefully we get some serious||
Hopefully we get some serious physical and mental development in the next 8 months. As a coach of two teams this season that were 90% Freshman, 10 % sophomores (new school, new programs) it is "Pick your poison." When you are young and thin on your dline, your safeties and linebackers... You can't somehow compensate for all three.
Next year, we should start to see a little depth and some maturation at those positions... hope for the best.
|11 weeks 7 hours ago||Well... A couple thoughts 1)||
Well... A couple thoughts
1) KSU makes their money on JUCO. Their QB won a National Championship last year. They are the King of JUCO transfering. If we could recruit and enroll an army of sophomores and juniors who are showing "next level" football ability... we wouldn't be in this situation.
2) Recruiting and Double Philosophy Change. Been beat to death here, but in the past ten years we have had 3 coaches and two (bordering on three) major offensive/defensive philosophy changes. Both Carr and RR recruited poorly. We have been hurting at depth at a number of key positions (Safety, Dline, Oline, WR...). Excellent college football programs are built on consistency - Consistency Consistency of Coaches, Consistency of message, Having players for 4-5 years.
3) Youth. I did not appreciate this until this year, when I started a Running & a Wrestling program with just Freshman (and a handful of Sophomores). Dear God, it has been a trying experience. Implementing a new system... building a foundation... Slow and tough. This is not to mention playing playing against teams with mainly Juniors and Seniors who have been playing in the same system for 3-4 years. The fact that we are bordering on 70% Fresh/Soph... it is tough and only those who have been there truly understand its challenges. I didn't until this year.
Conclusion: We need to stay with this horse for at least 5-6 years. We need to get a consistent message and the types of athletes to fit the system. These things don't just snap out. It is painful. But at this point, more change just slows the process even more.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Thank you!||
For most of us "Walmart Wolverines," the love of Michigan began in childhood. Mine began at the age of 3. Despite growing up in an OSU dominated house, I loved Bo, the colors, the tradition, the Victors, the Helmets... and more importantly what it meant to be a Michigan Wolverine.
By the time it came time to go to college, I had been a Michigan fan for 15 years. However, I was living in Ohio at the time (and not by choice). It was either go to Michigan for $32,000 a year or Ohio University for $12,000. We were not in a financial position to spend $120,000 for an education (and even though I was accepted to OSU, I could not stomach the idea of being a Buckeye).
27 years after becoming a Michigan fan, I do not have a Michigan degree. But the Michigan flag hangs proudly in my classroom. My wife knows that Saturdays in the fall are Football days and that when the Michigan game is on the calendar not to plan anything else. Bo's speechs echo in the halls of the locker rooms where I coach. My daughters (1&3) know the Victors and love Maize and Blue everything (the youngest picks out the Yellow and Blue blocks and legos when playing). They will grow up learning about a great university that stands for excellence and integrity in all things.
And if an Alum wants me to give all that up because I didn't have a small fortune to attend school there... You can tell them to that they can go to Columbus.
Tried and true to the Maize and Blue.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Slight character development.||
Slight character development. Rings corruption of Bilbo (killing for the ring), growth of evil, corruption of Thorin , etc. it was more like a chess match where the master sets you up to beat you in the next 8 moves.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Ok.... So 5 wide with... who?||
Ok.... So 5 wide with... who? (Back to the RR Recruiting)
Gallon, Funchess, Jackson, Chessum .... Reynolds................Butt? Norfleet?
You need more then 7 WR/TEs who can function to run an effective 5 Wr. Only three of the listed above do not have the words "Serious liability" written on their forehead.
|19 weeks 4 hours ago||How about those quick pop||
How about those quick pop passes that Funchess dropped two of and Gardner missed one or two as well.
Not "defending" Borges, but when your line can't block and you receivers can't catch.... Makes for a rough day for anyone
|19 weeks 15 hours ago||Two freshman, one walk on, a||
Two freshman, one walk on, a Qb finishing his first year.... Recipe for disaster against a good team.
|19 weeks 17 hours ago||Yay for having a walk-on and||
Yay for having a walk-on and two freshman in the interior line... I figured it would be a rough go because of our youth but... wow.
|19 weeks 22 hours ago||MSU will not see it coming...||
MSU will not see it coming...
|19 weeks 5 days ago||One more...||
Don't wait until the child is out of the womb. Buy the MP3, put it onto your smart device and hold the speaker up to the lower part of the belly. Both of my daughters have a strong effiniety for the song plus when the oldest would cry uncontrollably... Hail to the Victors was the only song that would calm her down. When the song was done, she would begin to cry again.
Don't underestimate the power of the 9 months in the belly.
|22 weeks 14 hours ago||We have a lot of yooooouuung||
We have a lot of yooooouuung players
|22 weeks 15 hours ago||Were they not holding on Jake||
Were they not holding on Jake Ryan?
|23 weeks 13 hours ago||I LOVED||
that they moved Taylor Lewan around. The stacked looks that they came out with and the effort put in to run the ball behind your best man... great step forward.
|27 weeks 9 hours ago||ND decided that they were not||
ND decided that they were not going to let the run beat them and left their corners on islands most of the night. DG & Gallon said, "I'm okay with that." Game over.
Defense: This was a game against a spread team, that hit big plays all game last week and we had big Question marks at safety. I understand why it seemed like a soft game plan... but we forced them to march their way downfield and make the right read each time. Sometimes they did. When it mattered, they didn't.
Side note: you know your secondary is BAD@$$ when receivers start to short arm makeable catches because they don't want to get hit like the last time... I saw that all over the field. Our new slogan should be: We are Michigan. We hurt your people.
|30 weeks 21 hours ago||Would it be possible to host||
Would it be possible to host them some place else where you could still post links to the videos and not have the copyright oversite of YouTube? I know that I put videos for my students on my Google Drive and then share the link...
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Since you live in Paris, a||
Since you live in Paris, a follow up question: My sister wants me to find a French Rolling Pin (used for nutmeg)... Kind of a long story about Grandma's famous nutmeg made with her French Rolling Pin that she got in Paris that is being willed to another family member who doesn't cook... Anyway. A place in Paris that sells quality culinary products would be appreciated, if you know of one.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||I figure it would be a select||
I figure it would be a select audience, but if there were a handful of experienced travelers with a favorite watering hole... it would be worth the post.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||Any place to watch online on||
Any place to watch online on a mobile device?
|36 weeks 2 days ago||Visiting his mother.||
Visiting his mother.
|40 weeks 5 days ago||lol. Not a bragging||
lol. Not a bragging statement... just that my wife has made it very clear "she is not done" when it comes to having kids.
|51 weeks 4 days ago||Yes||
Their victories validate our season. We need for them to beat good teams and go far so that when people look back at this season, it makes what we have accomplished legit. If they all lose, it gives credence to the SEC/ACC complaints and devalues our struggles.
|1 year 17 hours ago||Honestly...||
This may be a blessing in disguise. This buys the team one thing it really needs: rest. Our starters have played a TON of time this season. This allows them time to get freshened up for the tourney.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Win over a top ten team that||
Win over a top ten team that happens to be our hated rivals who have owned us in just about everything for a decade....