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|5 hours 22 min ago||There was no way Thomas was getting redshirted.||
I hate that we keep beating that dead horse, but borderline 5* skill position recruits are getting promises they'll play as freshmen. Not just at Michigan, but nearly everywhere. That's how recruiting goes. He was good enough to get playing time on special teams. He was expected to do the same at DB.
|6 hours 28 min ago||Have people forgotten Reggie Roby?||
Not sure if he was the first black kicker in the Big Ten but he was pretty damn good.
|1 day 6 hours ago||ESPN misidentified him when he was on for an interview.||
They used Brian's tweet for their source.
|1 day 6 hours ago||No one outside of MN would have paid attention||
to this during "stretchgate". I doubt many are as it is. There's just no comparison between the amount of media coverage we get and places lke Minny and Illinois. Can you imagine the news coverage if one of their scandals happened here?
|1 day 8 hours ago||Rutgers gave us the NJ market.||
It's the 11th largest state. Plus we're getting into the NYC market. I didn't like adding them, but it wasn't just about NYC.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Best case scenario for Rutgers.||
Flood should be concerned that Schiano is immediately available.
|1 day 10 hours ago||The story doesn't make it clear, but one of the students||
arrested for the home invasion is a football player. Boggs played a lot as a true freshmen last year. Five players arrested for violent crimes in one day, has that happened before?
|1 day 10 hours ago||The student did. So much, in fact, that the professor asked||
for him to stop.badgering him.
|1 day 10 hours ago||My first thought was it's to keep the media away.||
Seems like an overreaction, but what else could it be?
|1 day 14 hours ago||No, it's not a 335.||
The alignment will be different as well as the personnel.
|2 days 4 hours ago||A bit overwrought about position switches, Brian.||
With a new staff comes fresh evaluations of where players might best be utilized. With new schemes come different expectations for some positions. Drevno moving Magnuson and Braden is different and less worrisome than Funk doing so.
"Jeremy Clark moves to CB, Wayne Lyons to safety. Only possible interpretation is that Lyons is bad and they're scrambling a bit at the other corner. Concern: high."
That's one interpretation. Marcus Ray had been advocating for that move this year and last based purely on Clark's skillset. As far as Lyons goes, moving him to safety is hardly a shocker. This was the blockquote in the hello post you wrote.
|2 days 5 hours ago||Griese is the only one who comes to mind.||
|2 days 6 hours ago||If we were to judge position coaches purely on||
results vs realistic expectations, Nussmeier's year with the QBs would make a very short list of the worst at Michigan. Everyone back with an improved OL in front of them and the QBs both regressed. I don't buy the Gardner was broken excuse, nor do I think it applied to Morris at all.
|2 days 9 hours ago||They got a commitment from the top rated QB in 2017,||
Brandon Peters' former teammate. Credit was given to DeBord's recruiting prowess. Impressive for someone out of coaching for some years.
|2 days 11 hours ago||The head coach is going to make the final call||
on who to offer, but how much of the talent evaluation do they do? I expect Harbaugh to rely on his assistants for most of that work on defense and OL, at least.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Bobby Bowden and Frank Beamer||
both probably fit that description, at least on the scale of football coaches
|2 days 13 hours ago||Did you ever look at Bo's assistants?||
I think most of them coached positions they didn't play.
Jerry Hanlon was his long time OL coach, but in the middle of that coached QBs for 6 years. He was a college RB.
Garry Moeller was a LB at OSU. At Michigan he coached DEs and QBs and was an OC and a DC. He also coached TEs in the NFL.
Lloyd was a college QB and coached DBs.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Actually, I think it made some sense.||
Mallory had been the only DB coach up until last year. It made sense to get him some help if they were going to implement a new system. I don't think Mallory just stopped coaching the CBs altogether. Our current DB coaches work together. It's reasonable to think Mannng and Mallory did too. I think the biggest problem was that the new system suited Peppers very well, not Countess.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Rawls earned his U-M degree in 3 years.||
He was a grad transfer. That's why he didn't sit out for a year.
|3 days 1 hour ago||Thomas played quite a bit last year and is on the depth chart..||
Since we're supposedly looking to play three safeties much of the time, he could get a lot of snaps this season. He's never played WR. He might be good at RB, but there's a lot of competition. All the moves have been to positions with much less depth.
|3 days 2 hours ago||Someone explain to me how Nebraska is competent.||
Why are they checking old social media posts right after hiring people? If that stuff is important to them, why not check them beforehand? It's embarrassing, worse PR than just letting those comments surface, if they ever would.
|3 days 2 hours ago||They should just bring back the previous announcer.||
Maybe not pay him for a year. Don't understand why he has to miss any games.
|3 days 6 hours ago||Thanks for posting that, Don.||
It reminds me of a case I observed in a different field. A knowledgeable source saw how lazy a commentator was and tried to see if he would repeat competely ridiculous comments. He did.
The Moglia suggestion was by far the dumbest thing posted in the media. Second place was the suggestion that the only college job Harbaugh might take was Kansas.
|3 days 6 hours ago||Wasn't just the media.||
That view was commonly expressed here during the search.
|3 days 6 hours ago||I think their primary source for Harbaugh info||
was his NFL agent. A pretty good source, one would think. The problem was the NFL writers seemed to have no sources in college football and didn't think they needed any.
|3 days 10 hours ago||I don't remember Woodson ever returning a kickoff.||
|3 days 11 hours ago||It's a good article. Tressel wrote a nice note.||
But putting it into context, it was to someone he knew somewhat, in response to receiving a photo. Brock Mealer was also a student at OSU. I'll give him credit for adding the "Go Blue". I don't think many coaches would have done that.
Tressel has always seemed to treat people well away from his job. It seems like he could compartmentalize his life. He did more than look the other way as a coach. He cheated consistently over the years.
|3 days 13 hours ago||I think the reason Holt got booted is pretty clear.||
It's not for the seriousness of the infraction. It's not just because he was in trouble before, but because he was with two freshmen, including their prized recruit. He's not just setting a poor example, he's playing a role in getting them into trouble before they've even had their first practice.
|4 days 2 hours ago||Playing 3 games makes no difference.||
That only matters if a player gets a season ending injury early in the season. Otherwise one snap is the same as every snap.
|4 days 4 hours ago||My memory is of even more ORs in previous initial depth||
charts. Sometimes 3 or 4 players were listed as 1st string that way.