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|11 hours 27 min ago||From||
From a 247 staff member about the recent Hand to Michigan predictions;
"nothing super-scoopy, and there still is likely a long way to go in this one but the words 'may lead' were uttered at headquarters here in reference to Michigan and Hand. So we'll see how it trends"
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Lane Stadium||
I'd definitely be down to go to Lane Stadium, especially if the atmosphere is like this.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||He||
He seems to be MSU's to lose at this point, although over in RCMB they seem to think that if USC offers he'll be theirs
|3 weeks 3 days ago||So||
So because one they got one pick wrong means they have no "real insight" into any recruiting situation? That seems like a blatant over reaction to me.
Obviously I'm not going to live and die by their word. They will be wrong sometimes, like with Hood and Bunting, and Bars seems like the type of kid who they could potentially be wrong on. But to say they have no real insight is foolish. They obviously don't know 100% where any kid is going until the LOI is signed, but they definitely have a better idea than us as fans.
And Hood was also a very unexpected situation. He said ND was his #1 for the longest time, then said he wanted to stay close to home in NC, and then before giving any indication that that wasn't the case he committed to ND. Now obviously this could happen with Bars as well, where he does something the "experts" don't expect, but that seems to be the exception and not the rule.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Post by 247 Michigan||
Post by 247's Clint Brewster, one of the Michigan writers for the site, when asked what he feels about his pick of Bars to Michigan:
"Yeah I still feel confident but not quite as much as I did before. I know Barton Simmons has a great relationship with Bars and he still has him going to Michigan"
All the people who are saying that Bars is an ND lean are basing it off the fact that ND fans have said supposedly the dad wants him to go to ND and the only reasons his brother's didn't is because they didn't get offered. That may be true, and Bars may go to ND, but I've yet to see anything from any expert or writer saying Bars to ND.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Damien||
Damien Harris, RB out of KY, has been very interested in Michigan, supposed to be a top 5 overall player talent, and we're the presumed favorites at this point.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Cool||
What's the source? No one in this thread has given any sources for saying that he's an ND lean. I don't have any subscriptions, so I don't know myself, but based on 247 alone, he seems to be a Michigan lean.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Search||
Seacrh Functions exist for a reason:
The post is even 3 days old on ESPN. If it's that old there, you can be 100% sure it's already been posted here.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Fucking||
|4 weeks 3 days ago||No shit||
No shit it's depending on what group you poll. That's why I said students. The group I am talking about being polled in students. My point was specifically about students. The polls on Facebook I've seen are all student responses. The poll you posted is open to the public, majority non students, so of course the results are different.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I agree||
I agree with all of that, but keep in mind we had a pretty bad home schedule this year, especially to the average fan. We only had one big time game, MSU.
Northwestern and Air Force were great games, but to the average fan, a non-MGoBlog reading, football obssessed, Michigan die hard, Northwestern and Air Force had no big name appeal.
I'm only saying this because for a lot of these kids, if you tell them that we're playing Northwestern the next day, they'll have no problem missing the beginning of the game because they think it's going to be a boring game and if they miss the beginning to drink they won't miss much.
If you give us this year's home schedule, however, with ND, OSU, and Nebraska, I doubt we see nearly the attendance issue. I'm still for the change, but I do think last year was an anomally with the awful home schedule.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||My take||
My Take on the situation;
Keep in mind that it's not just the "drunk sorority" student who doesn't like this change. A vast majority of students who have been answering polls on Facebook have said they hate it, Brian acknowleged as much in his front page post.
So while everyone here likes to bash the kids who are drinking, the so called "drunk sorority girl", for hating this policy, every student does basically.
Whether kids are pregaming or just sitting in their dorm room, most students would rather have a guaranteed seat at a certain spot that they can get whether they leave at 11:15 or 11:45. Now they have no idea where they'll sit before hand, and most people would rather do whatever they want than have to stand in line for 30-45 minutes before they normally would and still not be guaranteed a good seat.
That being said, as a current student and someone in Greek Life, I'm in favor of the change. I'm willing to leave 30 minutes ealier to get a better seat, I'll just start pregamming 30 minutes earlier. I think if you're willing to wait in line for an extra 30 minutes, you should get a better seat. I'm also fine with reducing the size of the student section. But just keep in mind, this isn't just Greek life who doesn't like this change, most students don't.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I don't||
I don't know much about Knox, but from the little I've gathered, I don't think we'll have a great shot.
He originally wanted to be a package deal with a HS teammate of his who is remaining committed to Texas despite Knox decommitting, and Knox has since announced a top 3 of OSU, Miami, and UCLA. I don't think we'll be a big player, but who knows, it's still early on.
|5 weeks 11 hours ago||1. McGary||
He was our best player in the tournament, and while some of that was because of Burke, he showed the ability to score on his own as well by crashing the boards or shooting a 15 footer or the occasional drive. And while Walton isn't as good a scorer as Burke, I do think as a true passing PG the drop is not as significant. I think McGary could be an All-American this year.
2. Go by situation
Obviously with no Burke and Hardaway, who were probably the first two options last year, there's no clear cut answer. So I say go by committee. Until someone steps up as the last minute guy, go by where we have the biggest advantage. If they're a poor perimeter defensive team, go with Stauskas. If we have the size advantage down low, go McGary, etc.
This one is a toss up to me. I think there will be a pretty even split of minutes, so starter doesn't really matter, but if I have to choose, I'll say Walton overtakes Spike by this point.
He started pretty much the entire year this year, and while at moments he struggled, he has an entire offseason to get better with Beilein now and grow. I do think both start eventually, but more because I think we shy away from the 2-big system and go with 3 guards again.
As I said, All-American potential, I think he becomes the best player and leading scorer next year.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Upvoted||
Upvoted you for use of word addled
|5 weeks 1 day ago||As||
As someone from NJ, 10 hour drive from NJ to Michigan is about right. A little on the quick side, but accurate.
Also keep on mind, Peppers, who is from NJ, is not considering VT. His top two are us and Stanford. Hand, from VA, has a top two of us and VT. And both these top two's are assumed based on what people have been saying, not the kid's official top two's.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||If you want||
If you want to play that game...
Michigan is 4-6 in their last 10 bowl games.
We have won the B1G twice in that span.
Also Va Tech has won the ACC 4 times in that span.
You can't play that game. It's not all about recent success, or else we would not be recruiting at the level we are. It's about coaching staff, and Hand's favorite coach is Bud Foster. It's about proximity to home, and Hand is from Virginia. It's about so many other things, saying "We're Michigan Fergodsakes", while a great rally call, is a cop out and just dumb to say in this instance.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||All||
All reports indicate Payne staying as of now
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Biggest||
Biggest thing I took from that was Dan Dakich's son is taking a visit here. Would Dakich's turn down his Michigan douchebaggary if his son came here?
|5 weeks 5 days ago||To go further||
*All recruit data according to rivals, current numbers based on OSU's roster on their official website.
OSU currently has 15 OL on their roster, which doesn't include the two incoming true freshman, so it's really 17. Of those 17, 5 are seniors, with one being a walkon. There are an additional 3 walkons of the remaining 12 players.
So next year, OSU will have 9 scholarship OL returning, and only one of those will have starting experience.
Since 2009, OSU has signed 17 OL. Of those 17, 5 are no longer listed on the roster as OL, meaning they have either switched positions or left the program.
In the same time, Michigan has signed 16 (technically 17 but one is the LS Sypniewski) OL. Of those, 3 have left the program or are no longer OL.
So in the big picture both teams picture looks bleak-ish, but Michigan has taken significantly more OL in the past 2 years and also at a higher quality.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Shut||
Shut the fuck up
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Just||
Just saw this on The Only Colors.
Not really too relevant, but the big thing I noticed? We all love to joke about MSU recruiting nationally under Dantonio, but according to this article, John L. Smith was actually a more nationally recruiter than Dantonio.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||You||
You don't want to be reminded about "It", yet you come to a Michigan sports blog and start a topic about "It". By the way, "It" is Michigan losing in the national title game to Louisville.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||To everyone||
To everyone who is opposed to Weber coming back, why hold grudge for this long? It's been 20 years, are you not over it? It's done, it happened, we paid our dues, he paid his, let bygones be bygones and lets move on.
Hell, look at the story of Brian Banks. He's already forgived the lady that falsely accused him of rape. That's something significantly worse than what Webber ever did, and what the woman did to Banks directly effected him, what Webber did, no matter how much we love Michigan, really didn't effect the fan's lives at all. If he can forgive why the hell can't you guys?
|6 weeks 6 days ago||This||
This is all Dave Brandon's fault!
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Jokes on||
Jokes on you, I love this song
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Because||
Because we are the Champions!
|7 weeks 1 day ago||It's literally||
It's literally on the first page of board material
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Louisville||
Louisville scares the shit out of me. Great guards in Siva and Smith, athletic wings who seem like they will be trouble boxing out, and a presence inside with Dieng. If we get that far, I would be nervous with that matchup.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Anything||
Anything Spike did