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|4 years 39 weeks ago||Personally, I hope he ends up||
Personally, I hope he ends up at Clemson.....would be right around the corner from me and they are on TV all the time here
|4 years 39 weeks ago||Here's to you Coach Rod....I||
Here's to you Coach Rod....I hope you end up at Clemson. While I'm not really a fan of the team, they are close by and on TV all the time. Plus I think you can have success there within 2 years.....and a lot more respect from the media, fans, and alumni
|4 years 39 weeks ago||You will see fans complain||
You will see fans complain about him not mentioning or thanking the UM administration or AD.....the haters will definitely find a way to turn his comments around.
|4 years 49 weeks ago||Fitz||
What happened with Fitz. I read earlier in the week that he was good to go and would see the field this weekend but how much depending on what the other RBs did. Now it says he is OUT. Did something happen over the past 2 days?
|5 years 13 weeks ago||This would be a HUGE pickup||
This would be a HUGE pickup
|5 years 13 weeks ago||I think a better scenario||
I think a better scenario would have been what if WVU's AD retired a couple years earlier and RR never left WVU. What would be of WVU and the BE now
|5 years 14 weeks ago||With Michigan having fewer||
With Michigan having fewer schollies available next year it looks like they are doing a great job of getting quality players at positions of need
|5 years 27 weeks ago||FSU HEAVILY recruited Noel||
FSU HEAVILY recruited Noel Devine as well as several other major programs....and Devine's grades and past history were a major concern. I firmly believe that if a player is good enough, it really doesn't matter what his grades situation are, coaches will take a chance on them. Their history is a little different, but as long as there isn't anything major or recent, most schools will take a chance on them as well
|5 years 27 weeks ago||Just a couple things I want||
Just a couple things I want to point out. First, RR ran the 3-3-5 at WVU and they were very successful against the run. In fact, they were in the top 20 rush defense and top 30 in overall defense.
Secondly, another defense/coverage I didn't see the OP show is a cloud or roll coverage defense. The defense can start out looking like a cover 3/1 and roll to one side of the field. This would assist with run support by having one of your corners play press while the opposite side corner roll back into a deep third. This also confuses the QB as far as which defensive scheme is being run
|5 years 27 weeks ago||The other thing to think||
The other thing to think about is that "back in the day" offenses didn't run as many diversified formations as they do today. The B10 was known for its running offense, the so called 3yds in a cloud of dust. With offensive schemes changing so much, DC need to find defenses that with very little adjustments can match what all the offenses will be doing. The 3-3-5 defense can basically use the same defense week to week and only adjust their slants/stunts and blitzes
|5 years 27 weeks ago||Magnus is right....Big Will||
Magnus is right....Big Will would play NT and Martin and RVB would play DEs. Lolata and others you mentioned would fill in at DE and Ash probably at NT. Having a big body in the middle would help with the Iso plays and also help prevent the guards from getting to the second level
|5 years 27 weeks ago||Just curious, but what was||
Just curious, but what was RR's record against Kelly and against UConn? Didn't he run the 3-3-5 defense when those two played? What makes Kelly a better HC?
|5 years 27 weeks ago||When players drop back in||
When players drop back in zone, especially if its a matchup zone, the play man to man until someone else enters their area. When you have deep routes and your corners and FS are covering a person, the guys underneath will drop back (especially when they realize it's a pass) to make sure nobody is able to set up behind them and in front of the safey. That might leave a little more room for a delayed RB route underneath, but the LBs should be able to spot that and match up with him. If the LBs play their position correctly, you should 'almost' never get a RB or TE to go free up the middle...at least for no more than a few yards.
|5 years 27 weeks ago||The SS should not let anyone||
The SS should not let anyone outside of him. If a RB rolls out, he has that guy and must stay with him (even in zone cov). He can still help out on the run plays, but will be a little slower getting there but usually by the time the SS realizes its a run or pass, he would be able to make a break on the ball and still be in position to not allow much
|5 years 29 weeks ago||I've hear rumors that DRob||
I've hear rumors that DRob has played SR in the jet package where he has done a sweep and ended up throwing the ball. RR did is a couple times at WVU with White (playing slot) and Brown (playing QB). They didn't run it often, but the situation was different also. I don't really want both in the backfield at the same time, but would love to see both on the field at the same time.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||I agree....we let Gardner||
I agree....we let Gardner travel with the team but we don't burn his RS unless absolutely necessary. From all reports I've read, Gardner is too raw to see significant playing time this year so why burn a RS in mop up duties. Now, if DRob shows he can run this offense (if Tate goes down) then sure, use DG, but only as a last resort.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||I'm really interested in how||
I'm really interested in how well DRob develops over the Spring and into next season. I think if he proves that he can be an every down QB, Michigan will RS Gardner. But if DRob doesn't improve enough, then RR will have no other choice but to burn Gardners RS. That won't necessarily be a bad thing since it would mean that Gardner is even or slightly ahead of DRob at the QB positons and we will start seeing a lot more of DRob at slot. I said last year that by DRob's third season, he will be playing mostly receiver with Tate and Gardner as the two QBs
|5 years 29 weeks ago||Well, we know there is||
Well, we know there is definately ONE...Molk was a great center last year until he got hurt. I'm with RR, Michigan needs several just in case of injury. Especially since we've all seen what happens when your main man goes down
|5 years 29 weeks ago||I don't understand why he||
I don't understand why he can't be a student assistant? I know players from other teams that had career ending injuries but they were able to stay on with the team as a student assistant coach
|5 years 29 weeks ago||I think Michigan will start||
I think Michigan will start out slow this year and won't make a big jump until near the end of the season. Several reasons for this. First, I think a lot of recruits are worried about RR's security. Players that may fit RR system may not fit another coach's so they don't want to make a committment until they know RR will be around for more than just one season. That leads me to reason #2. The NCAA investigation. This somewhat ties in with reason #1. If Michigan is given light punishment I don't they the violations will have much impact on RR's job. And that leads me to reason #3. Michigan's win/loss record. RR needs to win and show improvement.
If Michigan can win this year and the NCAA hands down light punishment which means it wont' affect RRs job status, I think Michigan will get a HUGE jump in recruiting towards the latter part of this year. They won't have the slots available for a large class, but I think they will get some very highly touted recruits
|5 years 31 weeks ago||I think it's too hard to||
I think it's too hard to determine which defensive player will stick out for UM in a couple of years. If you look at all the great players that UM has recruited the past two years and who knows what the future holds for new recruits, you are looking at a team full of potential stars. DBs usually get the highlite real and are glorified, LBs are on just about every play, run or pass, but very seldom get the spotlight, and the DL is almost never in the spotlight unless you have a true superstar (ie Graham).....so the true superstar for UM's defense will definately have to come from within the Michigan fan base.....and we would have to forget what ESPN and the other news media sources have to way
|5 years 31 weeks ago||Is it set that UM will be||
Is it set that UM will be running a 4-3 defense and not a 3-4 set? Even if UM plays a 3-4 style with the OLB more of a hybrid type, his speed and knowledge of the position will play huge favors for him....whether he is inside or outside
|5 years 31 weeks ago||I actually don't see the||
I actually don't see the reduction in scholarships really hurting Michigan. They will probably either lose one scholarship each of the next two years or lose two scholarships next year (bringing their total to 16). Obviously, anytime you lose a scholarship it hurts, but I don't think it will be huge for Michigan next year. More than likely, it will cause UM to be a little more selective in who they offer and will probably cause a walk-on to not get one
|5 years 31 weeks ago||This may have already been||
This may have already been stated, but could the lack of 4 or even 3 star athletes being drafted have anything to do with the lack of development players received under Carr? Maybe Carr did a good job with the top rated athletes he had but he wasn't able to develop the lower rated athletes?
|5 years 31 weeks ago||Great job...and hopefully it||
Great job...and hopefully it will give others an insight as to what to expect from the NCAA. While the cases are very similar, Michigans is definately of a lesser degree. I can see UM losing a coach, losing a scholly or two, losing practice time, and being put on probation for maybe 2 years. All in all, that really isn't that bad.
|5 years 31 weeks ago||You know what's really||
You know what's really pathetic about this whole thing? Any sports new source, ESPN, Fox, ect, could report the same thing on any other program and the NCAA would find that they have violated just as many rules as Michigan did. I'm not saying Michigan can do it because everyone else is doing it also, but that pretty much is what's going on.
Michigan will probably lose a coach and may even lose a scholly or two, but I think that will be the end of it. If UM can show that they didn't gain an advantage by over practicing and misunderstanding of the rules caused the other violations, all while showing they are taking steps so that this doesn't happen again, the NCAA will go light on Michigan. And I bet that will tear the FP up inside. I can't wait to see what they write about RR, Michigan, and the NCAA after the results/penalties are handed down
|5 years 32 weeks ago||I look at it more as I was||
I look at it more as I was going 62mph in a 60mph zone and got caught where as there are a lot of others going 65 and 70 and not getting caught.
|5 years 32 weeks ago||You aren't you!!! They way||
You aren't the smartest individual out there are you??? The way it looks now, if UM is found guilty of any of this, as long as UM shows they have a handle on the situation and can show what they are doing so it won't happen again, UM will more than likely not face any restrictions from the NCAA.
|5 years 32 weeks ago||While this may hurt UM's||
While this may hurt UM's recruiting initially, when the whole thing is said and done and UM is found to have not violated any major infractions, opposing coaches won't be able to hold these allegations over UM's head. I think UM's upcoming season will have more of an impact on UM's recruiting than any of this stuff
|5 years 32 weeks ago||This is not worse than what||
This is not worse than what it appears...we are talking about QC officers telling players that skipped practice to run for it. It's not a way to gain an advantage of any kind. As far as going over the practice limit, you are talking about an average of 24 minutes a day and that includes coaches watching players warm-up/stretch and run on their own after practice.
These are minor violations and when the NCAA sees that UM has a handle on it so it doesn't happen again, we won't hear much more about it