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|1 day 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.
|1 week 10 hours 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.
|1 week 6 days ago||Yeah||
But peppers also got to go against Maryland players while likely faced some slightly better athletes...
|2 weeks 2 days 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.
|2 weeks 4 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.
|2 weeks 4 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.
|2 weeks 4 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).
|4 weeks 5 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.
|6 weeks 1 hour ago||LOL||
"I named my baby after you". I heard that once, and man was it kind of creepy.
|6 weeks 22 hours 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.
|6 weeks 22 hours 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.
|6 weeks 22 hours 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.
|7 weeks 1 day 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...
|7 weeks 4 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.
|7 weeks 4 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.
|8 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.
|10 weeks 4 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.
|10 weeks 4 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.
|11 weeks 4 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.
|11 weeks 4 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.
|12 weeks 1 hour 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.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Lax||
Looks like UNC is pulling away. Logan, starting goalie, was either pulled at the half, or is injured. Hoping it's nothing serious. The score at the half was encouraging, hopefully we can get some momentum in the 4th. KJ with 4 goals at attack.
Also, can't believe UNC doesn't have streaming for this game. Furman had free streaming for their game. Get with the times UNC!!!!
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Yep||
Was thinking the same thing. I would hope someone at least thought to ask her...
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Other new programs||
Those other new programs would not have made the NCAA tournament had they competed in the same league as Michigan. It is purely a product of having played in one of the 2 worst conferences, and still getting an auto-bid. They are on par with Michigan (give or take), and certainly not out of Michigan's league at this point
|15 weeks 2 days ago||I feel your pain||
I bought a 2011 shelby GT500 when my wife got pregnant. Kids absolutely love it. Don't even need to distract them with movies or an ipad to go anywhere. Best family car ever.
My mom had an 89 Lx when I was young and kept it until I turned 15...
|16 weeks 1 hour ago||Interesting||
Sounds like he just wasn't sure why he wasn't playing, and from that, you really can't tell what the coaches were thinking. I'm sure they had some reason, but good to hear he graded out well for the opportunities he was given. Hope we get him!
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Prestige||
Honestly, the Playoff took the prestige out of the BCS/national championship hunt for me. All that matters is winning your power 5 conference, and not being the team with multiple losses to do it.
Out of conference doesn't really matter (ask OSU from last year, or had Iowa beaten MSU this year). September doesn't really matter. Losing to Nebraska on a crappy call doesn't matter (when it would have eliminated you in the past). Getting blown out by Texas doesn't matter.
It used to feel like you needed perfection to be considered for a championship. It made moments like auburn's kick 6 special. Or for nebraska that flukey TD against Missouri. Michael Crabtree scoring a touchdown with 1 second left to eliminate Oklahoma State. The Bush push. The last second or close wins ND had in 2012. All were special moments for those teams because when they happened, you knew it meant something.
This year, I just feel like the magic's gone, because you just needed to win your Power 5 conference. When Alabama lost to Ole Miss, it just felt like no big deal, because Alabama still had plenty of chances.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Not quite that||
They were taking 10-15 yard slants to the house last year. Certainly worth attempting them, rather than bashing your quarterbacks head into a stacked box 12 times in a row. MSU managed to complete a 36 yard pass with their backup qb. It's not like it was impossible and not worth an attempt.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Good article||
A very good read. I don't agree the window is closing, but do agree that spread to pass teams (Baylor, Oregon, OSU, Indiana, etc.) have given them plenty of trouble. After last year's MSU-OSU game, there was another great article that made similar points. It showed how they used run action to get 1v1's against corners or safeties that resulted in quite a few long touchdown passes.
I would have figured Meyer would have remembered the game plan from the prior year, but who knows what they were thinking this year.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Great Writeup||
I wonder if this is something the staff saw on film when Florida played LSU. During the game the announcers said the Michigan staff noted that they saw what LSU did to Florida, which showed them how they would be able to run between the tackles on this defense.