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|5 days 9 hours ago||Worst game...||
Had to be the Northwestern game maybe 6-8 years ago in the Big House. It was 35 degrees and rained buckets, so we were soaked to the bone and our ponchos and gear did little to mitigate the conditions. Water was coming down in amazing amounts, and we were close enough to the top that the water would periodically come in a big stream from the press box onto us. In the third quarter, my friend and I resorted to jumping up and down to keep our feet from freezing and we made it all the way to the end of the game. It was so bad, it turned into a challenge for he and I to get through it. Even though to this day we still talk about how horrible that was, it was kind of a cool bonding moment, and one that I'll never forget.
|6 days 16 hours ago||Best series ever.||
I am already looking forward to next week. There's also some other major things I'm looking forward to... Winter is coming
|1 week 5 days ago||Would be a nice addition||
It does look to me like he's not a very good form tackler. Lots of highlights where he grabs the back high and isn't exploding through the ball carrier. With so many power backs in the B1G, he'll have to learn to bring the wood a little more to get the job done. I do like his ability to key and diagnose, and he seems to shed blockers well. Just being in the right place at the right time can go a long way for a linebacker. Hope this kid goes Blue tonight!
|2 weeks 3 days ago||One of my friends||
Walked on at IU only to be berated by Kevin Wilson for not fighting back when he was punched in the face by a group of townies. In fact his whole coaching staff made fun of him and they took him off of special teams the following week. As a result he ended up leaving the program and just plans to finish out his college life without football. Kevin Wilson is a special kind of douche bag that I really can't stand.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||**||
Could the fact that our WR's are having some difficulty with catching balls from both a Lefty and a Righty play into the drops? I know that the spin is the opposite and that could make a bit of difference for these guys in tight spaces. Once the starter is named in the fall and he gets all the reps, it might be easier for our WR's to get that down. Also a ton of reps in the spring/summer and a ton of hours with a jugs machine is coming. I also think that they didn't want to show a ton of our offense on a nationally televised game. The plays were not that different, and there weren't that many of them. Add to that the defense has seen all of these plays over and over again so far in practice. A team who doesn't have this familiarity wouldn't be as good IMO. I really like the short passing game, especially for young QB's in the beginning of games. This shows that our DB's will be really stout against the short passing game because of the way we are pressing our corners, but we will be more vunerable against fade routes.
|4 weeks 6 hours ago||Several thoughts about my time in The Big House||
My family came up from Indy for the game and it was a blast!! My guess on attendance was 75,000. My favorite play of the day was When Peppers planted Shallman in the backfield with a resounding thud. He also stepped in front of a quick slant and very nearly got a pick. Henry, Mone and Hurst we're also standouts that couldn't be denied. Can't remember if it was Bolden or not but an inside linebacker had an amazing INT over the middle. Morgan and Bolden will be really good. Marshall had a sack that was monstrous as well.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||many moons ago...||
When I was about 14-15, I got to take a limo ride with James Earl Jones and I still remember it clearly. Even way back then he was looking very frail and I just couldn't stop thinking about what a powerful voice he had and how crazy it was that I was meeting Darth Vader. IIRC, the actor in the suit did all the lines in the movie originally and was pissed that they over-dubbed his voice. The movies just wouldn't have been the same with anybody else. I second the earlier post about having him read "The Team" and playing it in the intro before home games. Sounds Awesome. Hey, see you guys a week from tomorrow! I'm so excited for the Road Trip!!!
|5 weeks 4 days ago||THIS!||
Articles like this are why I check this site everyday. I can't get enough discussion on tactics and strategy. My highschool team ran a one gapping 4-3. I played Mike and lead the state of Indiana in tackles my senior year (but also tore two ligaments and most of my cartilage in my left knee ending my days of playing)
|7 weeks 3 hours ago||There is way too much||
Scrutiny of what is thread worthy and what isn't IMO. Why is it so sacred? Just click or don't click, and if it's important it should be a diary anyways.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I'm drinking||
Larceny Manhattans with a dash of Aztec Chocolate Bitters. Yummy
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Had to upvote ya||
Your avatar is hilarious (OP)
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Keep em coming!||
I can't get enough of stories like this. How cool is it that our team was being lectured by TWO NFL head coaches? Jim will break these guys down and build them up again from scratch. I love that the little details like the nuances of the center-qb exchange don't escape him. I also love that this is something he saw Bo do. Bo is smiling down from wherever he is, and I can't wait to see this team in a few weeks at the spring game. Man we are going to kick some ass this year. I'm not expecting us to be instantly dominant, but I bet from the very first snap we see a team with an entirely different feel than the last decade. New attitude. New focus. New determination. Harbaugh.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Link - Lions pick Eddie Goldman|
|8 weeks 40 min ago||Earlier this year||
I posted a mock draft and most of the Lions fans made fun of me for having them select a DT in round 1. How dumb is that now?
|8 weeks 1 day ago||This staff||
Will scour the US, watching tape and evaluating these guys for themselves. I am of the mindset that we throw away the stars and just be happy each time they find players who fit the roles that the staff envisions. I also couldn't agree more that this staff has it right recruiting the best areas is the country hard. Watching Harbaugh work his magic is gonna be SO much fun!
|8 weeks 4 days ago||That's the problem||
They seldom get the ball into the high post and when they do there's nobody underneath to pass it to. Just 4 guys still standing around the perimeter.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Once again||
We're forced to watch an entire game of an offense that has no idea how to defeat a basic zone. We just sit 4 players around the perimeter and one center underneath; pass the ball around until there's 8 seconds left on the shot clock, and then throw up a contested three. We had really great performance from Dawkins, Albrecht and Irvin, but nobody else really stepped up. I still don't get why they can't play Doyle and Donnal together to get some beef up inside. Uuugggghhh. Total kick in the nuts.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||I'll throw mine in the ring again -||
Mine is "FusionCell" and we just won our 8th war in a row today (97-93). We have several Michigan fans and a ton of people around the planet who don't even know what our helmets look like. Search for us and join on the loot train!
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Opener.||
The first game will be a statement for this team and this staff. I can't wait to see them come screaming out of the starting blocks and start a new path towards the top of our conference!
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Spot on assessment||
It was so hard to watch wide open shots being drained from all over the arc. That was just bad strategy on defense in the second half. This team continues to fight and perform well with the two best players on the bench .
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Sweet game||
If you want to check mine out it's called FusionCell. We've won 7 wars in a row and kick ass on the reg. Go Blue!
|10 weeks 4 days ago||With all the character questions||
I think teams will really fall in love with Mariota. I strongly feel that he's the 1st off the board. It's really cool that both of the highest rated QB's are actually throwing in the combine this year. Usually the highest rated guys either don't show up at all, or do all the drills minus the throwing.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Mods...||
Will you help me delete one of the two lists (duplicate) ? I can't get rid of it....derp.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Sweet!||
With the expert coaching, solid offensive schemes and run fits, and real focus on player development, it's hard not to get really pumped about the future of Michigan football. This whole staff is full of all stars and their mantra is to outwork all competition. It doesn't hurt that our biggest need for a solid position is also what our head coach excels at mentoring.
|11 weeks 2 hours ago||The gold flakes actually cut||
The gold flakes actually cut your throat on the way down, giving the alcohol a quicker route to your bloodstream. Very similar to what the fiberglass in chewing tobacco does to the inside of your mouth. Gross.
|11 weeks 4 hours ago||I am also in the camp against||
using ONLY the star rating system. I think it's a great source of info for coaches and scouts to begin looking through to figure out who they want to evaluate further. I also think people put way too much stock in it at times. I know of highschool players with more stars that don't start on their own teams over guys who are unranked because of their size. It's a good general guess, but the coaches make their living sifting through the film and meeting these kids one on one to get a better picture.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Ooooh - I know!||
Any thread I try to start. They all get shot down and deleted because I just give opinions without a ton of facts to back them up. I just try to start meaningful discussions about Michigan football. Meanwhile threads about what everyone's drinking tonight are way more on topic. Nevertheless, I
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks Magnus!||
I also enjoy visiting your site and I like how objective your reports are. I live in Indiana - should I go check the kid at Avon out this year? Also, if you got to pick your two favorites regardless of who's coaching them who would they be?
|11 weeks 2 days ago||I have gone to the spring game for years.||
It has been so lame recently. I will be ecstatic if they play a real game. I think Harbaugh is all about competition and he'll use this as an early barometer of which QB will shine as a leader. I say 50,000 people if the weather is bad and 65,000 if it's nice. I will also tailgate like it's a season game and my usual parking lot is always free for this one. Less than 2 months away!!
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Funny||
That all your problems stemmed from marijuana. That's just a little too much for me to believe, but if you need a scapegoat there it is. So you used to love roller coasters but now you can't because of smoking MJ? Hmmmm.... Ok.