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|1 day 20 hours ago||Danny devito||
Yeah but Danny Devito has the ever elusive good pad level, and would make a killer fullback.
|1 week 5 days ago||NBA||
Interesting observation on the NBA. I would counter that I think the NBA is so much about skill (hand/eye coordination) that doping won't help like it would in the NFL, cycling or Track. You need to be tall (so HGH until you are about 6'6) but after that, it's about being skilled.
In the NFL, you can fully exert your muscles on just about every play if you are along the line. For cycling/track it's about pure endurance or pure speed. In baseball it's been about hitting a ball as hard as you absolutely can, or pitching over 100 MPH. You don't see NBA players at a true full sprint for more than 20 feet at a time, and given the "no contact" nature of the game, you aren't going to be using your full strength very often either.
I'm sure it happens some in the NBA, but the success of people like Curry make me think there isn't as big of an edge to be gained as in other sports.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||UFR||
This is where it would have been nice to have UFR's for the last couple of games of the year, especially the bowl game. You could see trends and how people improved over the course of the year, along with who did well against top opponents vs. who struggled.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Lewis||
Interesting that they said Lewis was 1st team big ten last year, but should make a big jump his senior year, almost as if last year was a disappointment for him. Not really sure a big jump is possible, he was already extremely dominant.
|4 weeks 9 hours ago||Camps||
These camps happen in other sports all the time and are not considered a big deal. It's just that the southern coaches don't want to have to work a little harder, and don't want others getting to see their recruits.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Offsides||
Been saying this for years. Offsides should go away once the ball is in the 18 yard box. Will increase scoring slightly, and make the game a little more exciting. I think there are also valid goals that are called off because someone is found offside while the ball basically bounce around in the box. I don't think that was the intent of the rule, and honestly, if the offense gets in those positions to score, they deserve the goal anyway...
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Best Class Ever?||
Didn't Urban Meyer have the best class ever at Florida the year before he left? Like 15 five stars or something? If I remember correctly, they actually produced some pretty terrible on field results, so maybe not such a big deal.
|6 weeks 21 hours ago||Syria?||
I think it feels more like the zombie apocalypse at times. I turned down the wrong street a few weeks back, and it was nothing but blown out abandoned buildings/homes, and somehow in 3 blocks there was only 1 home that had any sign of life, and it sat next to multiple empty lots. I actually saw a person, and they were walking down the middle of the street. There were sidewalks, but since this neighborhood already went through the apocalypse, might as well just walk right down the middle of the street. No way any cars would go there, so why waste time actually heading over to the sidewalk.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||$750||
The coaches didn't have a way of handling surprise amounts, and only had $750 set aside for something like this.
|8 weeks 20 hours ago||Seems like a dumb stand||
Makes no sense to limit single game records to only those who didn't transfer. Only include the games played while at Michigan, but they should be included. By that logic, maybe we should exclude those who left early and didn't finish their career. Just seems arbitrary.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||They didn't even say they had||
They didn't even say they had to be hot, just fit and a uniform look. I see nothing wrong here except the backlash and I've got daughters of my own.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah||
But peppers also got to go against Maryland players while likely faced some slightly better athletes...
|10 weeks 1 day ago||SFU||
We played SFU when I was at Michigan. They had a pretty good club team (being canadian and all), and they even had Kevin Crowley before he transferred to Stonybrook, became a 1st team all american, played for team Canada etc. I would love to see them play D1 lax. Just like hockey, they would probably be able to get some serious local talent.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Pressler||
Pressler also went back to his alma mater and has turned down big offers since. They were the only ones who would go near him after that, and he wants to remain loyal to them. Deluca also has some baggage in that he allowed some hazing I believe, but that seams like something you should be able to get past.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Orson||
Is he the offensive coordinator? The Denver offensive coordinator has basically been promised the Denver job when Tierney retires, so he might not really be available.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Maybe||
I played at a similar time as you, but I thought it was about the players not being serious. I remember guys getting high on the bus trip to an away game, I remember losing to ucsb in the quarters and our captain coming off the field saying he just didn't really feel like competing that day. I remember JP punishing us for something stupid we did off the field and guys up in arms like we should walk out of practice that day. We were still of the club mindset. In 2008, JP took a much more serious approach, implemented some weight room time, and suddenly the team was dominant. I felt like JP was handicapped during my years and couldn't really get after us like he had to (which I would have loved and if I could do it all her again I would have spoken up).
|12 weeks 4 days ago||New programs||
I'm not all that amazed by the new programs. Richmond for example got shutout today against UVA. A few of those programs had signature wins already, but today or the Cornell game could have gone our way, and then so would we. We've still had some pieces of the puzzle missing the past few years, which some of those teams got via transfers.
Considering we did this without KJ and King and Hatton on defense is fantastic. Really impressed by a lot of the young guys, and Lott was a beast today. Kraus has really emerged too.
The only complaint I really have is on the defense this year, but today they played well and seem to be getting better each week. Last week WD claimed it would basically be impossible for us to get a conference win this year, but today just goes to show the potential these guys have.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||LOL||
"I named my baby after you". I heard that once, and man was it kind of creepy.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Maybe||
KJ is very likely this teams MVP, but I wouldn't count out another win. We beat Rutgers last year, and they have had a few nice wins, but seem to be coming back down to Rutgers reality pretty soon. Penn State and Ohio State have both had some head scratchers this year as well, and we gave Penn State a good game last year.
The offense is looking pretty so far. Quick ball movement, decisive cuts, and they are playing fast. I know JP was stressing running the offense the right way lately, and things are definitely looking better. Execution still isn't quite there and timing of some things is slightly off, but things are looking better than I've seen all year.
Up 5-2 at this point, and the guys are playing with some fire. Like what I'm seeing.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Slow pace||
Very slow pace game. Long possessions, which is a bit of a change-up for Michigan, but so far seems to be working.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||KJ||
What happened with Kyle Jackson? It looks like he and Ian King are both out, which is like half our point scorers.
So far the defense has looked a little less spread out, and has let Marist make the mistakes rather than giving them opportunities. Offense is playing a ton of young guys though. Would be big to see some new guys step up.
|15 weeks 23 hours ago||30 for 30||
Sounds a lot like that Duke lacrosse 30 for 30 I saw this week...should probably hold off judgement but Sparty and all...
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Coach||
So who would you go after as a new coach? The offensive assistant for Denver is lined up to take the Denver job when tierney retires. The Bryant coach isn't leaving. We wouldn't be able to poach an acc or ivy head coach. Just curious who the top available candidates are. I would look at the brown offensive coordinator.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Agree completely||
I would like to see them switch to a pack it in and let Gerry have some outside shots defense. We seem too spread out, and against teams that are talented we are getting picked apart. Most days the offense can put up some points, most of which are coming in 6v6 or emo, not a ton of transition.
Brown was very good though. They dominated face offs and transition, which lead to the blowout.
The only bright spot today was the backup midfield. Would like to see they get some more run. Meritocracy, and the starters just aren't putting up points. 2nd midfield looked good against Vermont too.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Great win||
Was really happy with how the team played on offense. A lot of new players scored and good production from the midfield. Face offs were also a strength, as was man-up.
A few mental mistakes let Vermont score a few at the end and make it closer than it had to be. But definitely a good step forward all around this week.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Warde Manuel||
Warde knows JP personally and has supported the program in the past as well as JP. I suspect Warde will be a good thing for the lacrosse program.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Team||
This was my first time seeing the team this year. Definitely look better than last year. Face offs are improved and KJ at attack gives them a threat to score at all times.
I felt the difference in the game was that Penn played smart and didn't beat themselves (transition, lsm goals, man down goals). There were a few defensive breakdowns, such as when an O middie got caught on D. Hopefully those get cleaned up as the season goes on.
The major deficiency I saw today was that our middies weren't able to generate points. Lots of alley dodges looking for a slide but not getting it or not beating their man. I'm not sure if that's due to the D Penn played or not. I think our scoring has been heavily attack based for the other games this year.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Bummer||
But at least there were no injuries and good for coach Paul. As a coach it's always a good sign when you suspend a few players, and the team comes together to win anyway. Really helps keep guys in line for the future, and helps the team gel.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Big Win!||
A great win by this team. I think moving KJ to attack has really helped. They now have 2 serious scoring threats at attack, so defenses can't just key on one guy, and a couple pretty good midfields as well. Interesting that Curran wasn't playing. Hopefully not injured. Also good to see faceoffs improving as well.
Colgate won the patriot league last year and went to the NCAA tourney, so this is definitely a big win. If they manage to beat Penn next week, that would be another huge step forward.
Colgate also looked like they were a very disciplined team, working hard to make sure they didn't beat themselves. I'd be curious to see how the clearing stats came out. Early in the game it seemed like Michigan was the only ones throwing it away, perhaps as a result of pushing it too hard, but Colgate ended up making the mistakes in the 4th quarter and Michigan capitalized.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Emmy||
A former teammate of mine has produced for the athletic department before, and the videos were fantastic. He does one every year for the lacrosse team.