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|1 day 32 min ago||Schedule||
Yes, Brandon said that a model was built with certain parameters, and all schools agreed to those parameters before the games were drawn. There was no approval or veto process after, and you just had to go with what you were given.
If we had the 2015 schedule this year, I don't think there would be much complaining, and instead we would be talking about what we need to do to make the playoff.
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||Cupcakes||
Jacksonville, Detroit, and providence were all similar in laxpower to the 3 teams you mentioned, as well as Michigan. Granted they aren't as new, but should be wins.
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||Stadium||
I don't expect it next year. Last I heard from JP that was still a ways off and I don't believe they have started construction yet. I expect they may aim for 2016. Here's hoping the obannon case doesn't mess that up.
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||Wow.||
I don't think one of those drills required pads.
But great to see peppers field a punt!
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||Wow||
Wow. That is a serious schedule. Looks like a 14 game regular season, with 8 of those games coming against teams that were in the NCAA tournament either of the past 2 years.
It'll be a challenge to have a record much different than last year's, but if we can make some progress and steal one of those tough games, it'll give the team quite a bit of confidence.
I hope we get ND at oosterbaan, but only because we seem to play better there and there is no way I'd want to sit out in the cold at that time of year. Maybe they will chicken out on that game and want it played outside.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Center||
Who do we think will start at Center for the first game with Glasgow out? I know last year people were expecting big things from Kugler, but I haven't heard his name recently.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Info||
I've actually gotten some decent info out of the show. In 2009 Dinardo mentioned that the offense was improved, but the defense would struggle, which was spot on. Last year I believe he mentioned we were weak in the trenches.
He usually tweets out his reactions from the day, and while many on this site know quite a bit about the team, he usually finds something we wouldn't expect (such as who is unexpectedly taking 1st team reps, which freshman look good enough to play, etc.).
|3 weeks 3 days ago||problem||
Would we have this problem if our schedule included MSU and OSU? I feel like we play a "kent state" a few times this year and don't have any prestige games to make up for it.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Ford||
I am generally pretty happy with this hire, although I really don't know enough about him to judge yet. I do remember watching the Penn-Drexel game this year and wondering why Michigan's offense couldn't look as good as Drexel's. It just seemed like simple fundamentals that they used to expose Penn's defense.
I think his top priority is going to be to develop that dodging/feeding attackman who can serve as the QB of the offense. Hopefully we have some guys coming in or that can step up to a role like that. Some of the recruits I've seen look like they can fill that role, but with the annoyingly early recruiting it doesn't look like they will be on campus for a few years.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Cost||
So how much do you think it costs to have 1 incremental student in a given class? This is often the argument smaller schools make for supporting non-revenue sports.
I would also suggest that most non-revenue sports students graduate, and given the lower scholarship numbers available, the costs are driven down further. In lacrosse for example, the NCAA limit is a whopping 12.6 scholarships, for teams that carry 40+ guys, so about a 25% scholarship for the average kid. The school is probably close to breaking even on the education portion if the kid pays 75% of the way themselves.
Although I don't actually support scholarships for life for non-revenue sports. The majority of kids aren't leaving school early to go pro, and should be pushed to get their degree when they can. Otherwise kids might just stretch it out like a vacation (I know I would have), which is unnecessarily wasteful.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Confusing||
I wonder the same thing. I was expecting Lewis or Allen to get drafted higher, but people said they were too small for the NFL. Those guys sure seemed to do just fine punishing the smash mouth teams to me. I'm expecting a few more of their guys to start making an impact in the NFL but I just haven't seen it yet. Unfortunately I think it could just be the system more than the players that makes them good.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Sergio||
I wish we could have landed Sergio, although I believe he was already committed to ND before we even announced a varsity team. He is a difference maker, and glad he's from Michigan.
He's not quite Myles Jones though. I think Jones might be the favorite for the Tewaarton next year. Myles Thompson will be as well, but without his brother and cousin, I'd expect his production to be down quite a bit as teams will be able to game plan to stop him.
|13 weeks 23 hours ago||New Teams||
I think the Marquette/Richmond/U of Detroit style teams are going to be much more common than the BCS style teams. There are many more of them, and in the economic reality of it, giving a partial scholarship to a student who wouldn't attend your university anyway is extremely cheap, and increases the university's profile. It really doesn't cost anything extra to put one extra student in a classroom.
For schools like Michigan, the reality is that they are turning students away, so there is a definite opportunity cost. Additionally, those types of schools don't go half in on something like this, or else it could actually hurt their "brand". They will be expected to build facilities, fully fund scholarships, etc.
I could see one of the Colorado schools adding it, and maybe we get lucky and a Texas or USC adds it, but I expect the majority of growth to come from those small schools.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||weight||
Bullough weighed in at 265 at the shrine game (not end of season I stand corrected) and weighed in 16 lbs less at the combine.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Bullough||
Bullough dropped like 15+ pounds between the end of the season and combine. Losing that much weight over 6 weeks sounds an awful lot like steroids, and NFL teams would shy away from that.
I am also dumbfounded by the lack of draft picks for MSU, but at least it won't help them with recruiting. Top defense in the country graduated a bunch of starters and only 1 gets drafted. I thought Allen would get drafted, or their safety (Lewis?).
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Great video||
I loved this video and look forward to his videos each year, ever since being in his first ever team video. Those videos were good, but his new ones just blow me away. Hopefully recruits see these videos because they are amazing and I doubt any other program in the country has videos like this (at least with this much production value).
The 2016 class will be great. 2 of the top 15 players in the country, including an attackman (which we need) and the grandson of Gerald Ford.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Yes||
It will be on fox college sports, who I think also televised the mcla's when Michigan played there. I remember being able to find a stream online for those through fox.
FYI seeding will be announced Monday.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||ECAC tiebreaker||
The tiebreaker is RPI, and prior to beating ohio state today, Fairfield had a slight advantage over OSU. That should likely hold, but maybe isn't a sure thing yet.
Great overall game today by Michigan, but RMU looked like they didn't show up. Just saw no urgency and really they never threatened. Although credit to Michigan for putting them down quick and not allowing them to make a run.
Great way to send out the seniors and have some confidence going into the Fairfield game.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Lewis||
I think where Lewis could struggle is in run support, although I wasn't specifically watching him when we ran, since I wanted to see the Oline. He's still pretty small for a corner. Peppers on the other hand is a beast, so where his coverage and defensive knowledge could lag Lewis, he might be better in run support and so might be out there more on first and second down as opposed to maybe just 3rd and long.
Lewis sure looked fantastic though in coverage.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Lax||
Not so fast my friend. I believe michigan could lose all their games, and if Fairfield loses to everyone but michigan, we would be in a 3 way tie. Unlikely, but still a possibility. If the tie breaker was goal differential, I wouldn't like our chances as our win was only by 1 goal.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Good game||
I saw the game, and was impressed. Maryland looked like a final 4 type team, and Michigan played them tough. The defense looked great, and so did Schlosser.
I would say Lott is the MVP right now if I had to choose. Lott is really doing it by himself for the most part, and against some of the top face off guys in the country. I think he has a chance to get first team all ECAC, which would be a Michigan first.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||OSU||
OSU will certainly be tough, but we get them at home, and they are really struggling with face offs. With Lott playing well, if we get them on a good day, it's certainly possible we give them a game.
They are definitely better than a 1-5 record indicates.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Saban||
Saban probably called Nuss to save him from having to cut the kid. /s
|22 weeks 6 days ago||3 way||
It would have to be a 3 way tie with bellarmine and one of OSU or Fairfield. Those 2 teams still have to play each other, so it would also have to be with the loser of that game, and bellarmine would have to beat that loser as well. Will be unlikely.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||10||
I believe I counted 10 different wolverines with goals. Only paras had more than 1(2).
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Bellarmine||
They already lost to michigan and Air Force, with the top 2 teams in the conference left. They lose tiebreakers with Michigan and AF, so they need to beat both of the top 2 teams in conference to not be in last. Not impossible but not likely.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||great effort||
Wow. What a win for Michigan. Basically guarantees they will make the conference tournament.
MVP has got to be Lott for this game. Wins 21 of 24 face offs, including in OT. He'll easily win conference specialist of the week.
Defense played fairly well. Not a lot of easy things for Bellarmine, and buckled down in crunch time. Offense was also very balanced. Only Paras had more than 1 goal. A road conference victory against a pretty good team, and a stout defensive team is a great sign.
This team had 2 goals for the year. Beat OSU (obviously), and make the post season. Looks like one is locked up. People also thought 4 wins for this team would be optimistic. We're basically halfway through the year and they've met those expectations.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Rest of the schedule||
I think we've also got a chance to get to 5 or more wins this year. We should be favored against HPU, Furman and St. joes, and should have a chance against Bellarmine and Robert Morris. Maybe even Air Force if we catch them on an off day, but I feel like they match up poorly for us. The rest of our schedule is a good Fairfield team and a bunch of NCAA tournament regulars.
Would certainly take some luck and we'd have to avoid injuries, but it's possible if this team keeps getting better as the year goes on.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Exciting||
What an exciting game. I was literally shaking when we went to overtime, just as I was during under the lights 1.
By the way, I think in all 4 program wins, we scored double digits. 14 against Mercer, 11 against St Joes, 20 against Mercer and now 14 against UDM.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Great win||
What a great win for this team. They have definitely taken a step forward from last year. They are still very young and prone to mistakes and mental lapses, but when they were on, they were able to impose their will.
Brad Lott should get the game ball. He was completely dominant on face offs. UDM just had to put a long pole out there and hope to win the ground ball. He was also dominant in the 4th and overtime, when it really counted.
One guy I was disappointed in was Kyle Jackson, right until the 4th quarter. For a while, it looked like he was just content to pass off the ball to his teammates, and wasn't being aggressive. That was the same fault I had as a player, so maybe I was being too critical. Thankfully though, when the game was on the line, he took control, and netted a hat trick. With the game on the line, you want your best players to step up, and he certainly did tonight, along with a few others.