The nutty Michigan coverage isn't so much about Harbaugh as it is a signal to the Big Ten that Fox wants to party.
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|1 day 26 min ago||hate it||
I love my football Saturdays. There are only 12 guaranteed football Saturdays (hopefully 14 this year), and I hate losing one to a Thursday.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Traditions||
My pre-kids traditions were much like yours: up fairly early, go to the gym, my wife and I made chocolate chip pancakes in our block M molds, the Victors playing in the house, core gameday and some great football food. Once we had our kids (now 8 and 4), that changed a bit:
|1 day 3 hours ago||Winning||
My favorite gameday tradition is us winning.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Inability to move||
How does that not sound serious?
|1 week 17 hours ago||MGoBlog Explosion||
Holy content, Batman. So much to read today, so little time. Between Brian starting the Story and then promptly following it up with the QB and RB preview and this, it looks like I am done working for the day!
|1 week 4 days ago||Fairway market||
If anyone is lucky enough to live within proximity of a fairway market, try the Hawaiian Rainforest Blend. Best coffee I have ever tasted (especially in a French press). It is about 75% less expensive than Kona and every bit as good.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||returning starters||
I don't see many people saying that this is necessarily a bad thing, but I think that the sentiment is that last year, our team was slow and lacked any explosiveness on either side of the ball. If the same players are back, unless they suddenly become faster, we will once again be slow and lack explosiveness. Sure, those players will be better coached and in better positions to succeed, but they will still be the same individuals.
Not saying that I necessarily agree with this, but it isn't totally crazy either.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Response||
The fact that Drew is an asshat who is, himself, fat and lazy has been covered above. So, I will respond to his stupid article:
Morris was a top recruit coming out of high school. He has a ton of potential and a cannon of an arm. But, let even the most highly-ranked QBs coming out of high school need development. Remember the first year of Mallett? Or ND's first year under Jimmah? Both turned into really good college QBs, but started off rough.
The problem for Morris is that during his time here, he has had three different OC / QB coaches. Most of his time was spent under Borges, who is not exactly a QB whisperer. In addition, Morris spent almost all of his playing time playing behind the worst offensive lines that Michigan has fielded. For a your QB, this is a recipe for disaster. So, I don't think you can read anything into Morris' lack of development to date.
As for the team and the program, the whole premise of the article is silly since even if the criticisms are true, they are criticisms of the old regime. We have a new AD and a new HC that is anything but lazy or complacent. So, if Sharp had written this article mid-season last year, it would have still been dog crap and lazy and pointless, but it would have at least been topical. Writing it now is just silly.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||meh||
Even if this is true, not that huge of a deal. OL a is traditionally he hardest position to project, and it's not like Samuelson was a nobody. He had 4* on some of the rankings.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Taco||
Hopefully, he will not be targeted at all and will get so frustrated by his lack of production that he pulls a Boren and transfers to OSU.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||He did||
It is pretty well known at this point that Brandon did have a huge role in several of the coordinator hires, that he sat in with Hoke during film study and that he did give his views on football strategy.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Tennessee||
Type "girls of Tennessee" into your search browser of choice. Now think back to your days at Michigan. Yup, there's the answer to your question.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Fashion Police||
I never thought I would see the day when our fanbase was so obsessed with the finer details of our uniforms, color combos, accessories, etc. I get caring about major renovations to the jerseys and alternatives, but debating piping? I guess that this is the unfortunate effect of our long offseason and horribel past few years.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Effect on recruits||
While the title may have originally been crappy, the point of the post is still valid. The Jumpman thing is likely to be a huge boost to recruiting and add to our program's "cool factor." Aside from Crawford, apparently, Isaac Nauta (one of out top TE prospects) seems pretty impressed:
While we love to shout "this is Michigan [fergodsake optional]", the reality is that for most current recruits, the last time we were competitive was when they were 10 and under. To many kids, especially out of staters, Michigan is that program that used to be really good and has great tradition, but is just no longer relevant. Hiring HARBAUGH, only 2 years removed from his SuperBowl appearance, instantly made us relevant again. But, having the Jumpman brand, and having MJ himself release a short video over twitter welcoming us to the brand (and perhaps appearing at a Michigan game?), does help make us cooler for those that don't remember our glory decades.
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||Yup||
Exactly this. Mj is a symbol of absolute excellence in sports and it still - many years after retirement - one of the most immensely popular athletes, even among teens. This can only help us in recruiting. Also, I think having the jumpman on our jerseys (and apparel) is pretty bad ass.
|3 weeks 21 hours ago||Defense||
In the OP's defense, wasn't the prior thread deleted? If he didn't see it during the 2hour or so window in which it was up, not really his fault.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Total agree||
Spielman and Herbie get my vote, as well. I legitimately like listening to both of them and find their coverage of Michigan to be fair.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Multi-year prediction||
This year, I think we see Rudock start with Morris as the backup. Morris will see a fair amount of time in blowouts, if Rudock struggles considerable and in the event of a Rudock injury.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Stop||
1. You spelled Lloyd wrong.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Jordans||
I like air Jordans. Not so much joepa. Oddly, I am ambivalent on baumgartner.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Nope||
I have two sons. I am a huge football fan and played youth football, but I would not allow them to play tackle football.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Skip it||
A few years back (Hoke's first season), my cousin chose to get married on the day of the OSU game. I've never been that close with her, but my uncle is still pissed at me for skipping the wedding. True story.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Peppers||
I expect Jabrill to play primarily defense, but to also get a handful of reps on offense and return kicks. But, his #1 priority will be defense (a similar split to Woodson).
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Summary||
Just to save everyone the time, this is a preview of how this thread will go:
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Brady||
What an awesome, detailed response.
He should have ended it with: "/drops mic"
|5 weeks 2 days ago||spot on||
This is exactly right. With our huge fanbase, our national draw and our tradition, all it takes is putting a great football team on the field for us to sell a ton of apparrel.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||too pessimistic||
First off, thanks for posting this - I think that I can speak for the majority of the readers of this fine blog in saying that this is the point in the offseason where we are starved for anything approaching actual football content.
As to the preview, I am actually not a worried about the depth at corner and safety behind the starters. Every team in college football has a two-deep that includes players who have either never started or never proven themselves. When you look at our depth chart, we actually have very few relative question marks.
With respect to the starters, I doubt that there is a team in the conference that has a better starting four - taking into account athleticism, speed, experience, etc. - than us. Lyons is a senior who was a highly-touted recruit and who played three years for a top program. He also excels in press coverage and at 6'1, he should also match up well against taller receivers. Lewis, while still young, has already shown that he has the potential to be a good to great corner. His speed and hip fluidity is excellent and the guy just loves to press. He did well last year - imagine him with good coaching playing in a scheme that best suits his skillset? As for our safeties, Wilson has been solid, even in our passive defenses under Hoke, and has a lot of experience. If he improves at all, he will be very good. Peppers is Peppers.
As for the backups, Stribling played well at times last year. While he made a number of mistakes, he was a freshman, and should only improve. If a corner goes down, we would be fine with Strib. Same goes for the safety back-ups. Hill has shown that he can be a solid safety. With proper (any) coaching, I expect that he would be more than serviceable at corner if he ahd to step in. And then there is Thomas - a recruit with a ton of hype and a fantastic athlete - who just need to put it together finally. With a new staff that seems to excel in motivating kids to perform to the top of their abilities, I haven't given up on him yet. If he somehow pulls it together and lives up to his hype, he would be a huge boon to our defense.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Bummer||
I know that fleet was unlikely to contribute heavily to a Harbaugh-run team (and I do think that he was highly overrated around here) but I am going to miss him. He definitely brought a good amount of energy to every game.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Quit drinking||
Quit drinking and go to bed.