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|1 week 7 hours ago||slot depth||
I think Ross Douglas in the slot says a lot about our tight ends. I think we will be in a lot of three and maybe some four receiver packages due to the lack of tight ends who can both block and are a receiving threat. I think we will also use a u back a lot.
|1 week 1 day ago||horrible||
York made a horrible decision and hurt someone badly and it could have been worse. That being said, his story reminded me of an NPR story I just heard about what growing up around violence does to your brain.
People who are exposed to fear and violence as a small child develop a different fight or flight response than people who don't. Its actually a natural adaptive response and people who have seen real violence experience a much greater amount of fear and have poorer impulse control.
I don't know what York's childhood was like, and his behavior is unacceptable, but I think people shouldn't act like they know what was going through his head.
|1 week 2 days ago||Exactly||
We know for sure Glasgow is a starter since he is one of our top two linemen, with Magnuson. Mags may start at guard or tackle. Now the question is who are the other three. Makes sense to get Cole, Bosch miller and dawson reps to see if they can handle it. Its a little like preseason pro football. You don't play your for sure starters much if at all so you can see who is number 2 and 3.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||woohoo!!||
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Booker||
Why?!?!? Why didn't you come to Michigan!!!???? I am happy we got MAAR but Booker would have been more of an impact player. And cleary he wasn't afraid of competition. Dammit.
|43 weeks 2 days ago||Hoke plans for the whole game||
I would like to see the shotgun, read option and short passing because I believe it is our best chance to move the ball and score, but Hoke makes a gameplan with both sides of the ball in mind. He let Borges air it out more against Indiana because he knew we would need to score to keep pace. If he believes MSU can't score against our Defense, he will probably go very conservative on Offense to avoid turnovers. It will likely be a very frustrating game to watch.
|47 weeks 12 hours ago||Actually||
We have another bye coming up
|51 weeks 8 hours ago||Exactly||
Sounds like tyrone Wheatley. I think he may have not had the ability to cut or the build of a stub in high school but he has gotten bigger and if he can hit a hole and use that speed, he could be really good if he gets good blocking.
The other thing is, freshmen miss a bunch of fall camp due to classes. Combine that with Green being hurt and it isn't surprising at all that the freshmen are further down the depth chart. I think Green will get more and more carries as the year goes on, once he is fully healed and they can trust him on blitz pickups.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Exactly||
My friends all come back to Ann Arbor for one game every year. These people are doctors and lawyers and such. I bought two tickets today for Nebraska with the dynamic pricing and they were for $271 a piece after fees. They're on the 50 yard line row 75, so they are good seats, but goddamn that's a lot to pay per seat for the third best game of the year. And I am trying to get one of my friends to take the other ticket but I have no takers because they are all just planning on scalping because everyone knows that you can get a ticket for way less than that outside the stadium before the game.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Fab five||
Webber and jalen came back for their sophomore year to play for Michigan.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||tourney||
How our team performs in the tournament and specifically how those three perform will determine where they end up in the draft, but I think all three of them could wind up like this.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||agreed||
I think Horford has the lanky arms and good timing to be an above average shot blocker but also doesn't have the hops to be feared.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||I seem to recall something...||
about Belien should be fired or something something.
Also, he can't recruit.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Back court was awesome||
Deron Williams and I am blanking on the other two made for an amazing 3 guard offense.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Potential||
I could see McGary being an All-American next year. He has some pretty impressive skills right now and will be more of a focal point next year. I remember the leap Morgan made and now Horford appears much improved as well and think McGary is going to blow up.
I think we are going to have to use a primarily 2 post offense next year. We don't lose anyone in our front court except maybe GRIII and we lose our starting back court. We get a point guard, a wing and another post player. That mean we have to find minutes for Morgan, McGary, Horford, Bielfeldt and now Donnal. Unless they are planning on redshirting Donnal, I expect a lot of Stauskas at the 2 and 2 posts with GRIII or Irvin at the 3.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Bellomy vs Gardner||
Just to your one small point. I have read many posts here that stated how Bellomy looked better than Gardner, but I never saw that. In the spring game Bellomy's success was on short dump off passes that Gardner never attempted. The spring game said more about how good our defense and how bad our offensive line was than how good our qbs were.
The thing that made me think Gardner was always going to be better than Bellomy and that he was going to the the 2013 starter over both Morris and Bellomy (beyond his 4th year status and recruiting hype) was that he had a very good arm, stood tall in the pocket, had supreme confidence, threw a nice deep ball and was a superior athlete. And I felt that before Morris had mono or Bellomy played against Nebraska.
But I don't blame the coaches for using Gardner as a wide receiver. He was a good one, possibly the best on the team and was getting better. The thing that did really bother me was that they said in August and early Sept that he was still the #2 QB and that he was splitting reps at qb and receiver. During the Illinois, game Denard got hurt and Bellomy proved he clearly was not ready to play. Then after the Nebraska game they said that Gardner wasn't getting reps at QB so he couldn't come in.
In the Nebraska game, it was too late. We were screwed. The coaching malpractice was not getting Gardner enough reps to let him play QB in a pinch when they knew he was better than Bellomy and that Denard was fragile.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||25 max||
No matter how much attrition we have, 25 is our max this year. We can't backdate any since we used all 25 last year. We currently have three spots and are looking at Treadwell, Green, McQuay, Reschke and an offensive lineman or maybe Conley if he decides to re-commit and there is still a spot. I think we take the first three of those available, unless Lewan goes pro, and then we can take 4.
To answer your question though, assuming we have no more decommitements and someo of these kids want to commit, we have a couple redshirts we could let go. No need to name them here.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Notre Dame||
is also a home game. Of course, MSU is on the road.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||a few suggestions||
Georgia at 13 even though they beat Florida? Oregon behind Kansas State even though KSU was beaten badly by Baylor vs. an overtime loss to Stanford for Oregon? I'd put Oregon 4th behind ND, Alabama and Georgia.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Save Denard.||
Senior day is nice but I think we have to play him against OSU if there is any way possible. We don't need him against Iowa so unless he is close to 100%, I say keep him on the bench.
Now, for OSU, I think you pull out all the stops including using Denard as a running back against OSU if he can't go at quarterback.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Kind of agree||
I think McGary has to learn how to defend at this level and neither he nor Morgan will ever be great shot blockers, but I think Robinson is already pretty good on the defensive end. He switched on to their super quick point guard a few time and didn't let the guy get around him. He also covered their big men on switches a few times without getting beat.
I think the only thing this team is missing is an elite shot blocker. Horford may be adequate in this area, but he is the only one out of our 5 bigs who might be (I still can't believe we have five bigs not including Robinson who can play the 4. McGary, Morgan, Horford, Bielfeldt, McLimans)
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Nice post||
But I disagree with the statement "could very well be his best shot for a long time ". While this current iteration of the Michigan basketball team will only be together for one year (despite the fact that only Vogrich runs out of eligibility), Belein is set up to have tremendous teams for at least the next three or four years.
Burke is 95% gone. But I think there is a very good chance that two of McGary, Robinson and Hardaway come back. I could see all three going but I think McGary needs developement of his offensive game, Robinson defers too much and will return to be "the Man" his sophomore year and Hardaway isn't ever going to be a lottery pick and might want to keep working on his game.
Then consider we have Walton coming in to go with Albrect at the point. A downgrade from Burke but not a devastating one. Then we still have Stauskas at the two, Morgan and Horford down low and even if Robinson and Hardaway go, we have Irvin at the three. With Donnal and Bielfeldt helping out on the block. If one of McGary, Robison or Hardaway comes back that is a really good team.
2014 recruits are looking promising as we are high on the list of three top 50 players and then with the 2015s, while its really early, we are in on like three top ten guys.
You never know what will happen in the future but I think Michigan basketball is going to be perennial top 25 with a run every couple of years as long as Belein is here.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Lower overall score||
It will decrease Michigan's point total but not decrease our chance of winning.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Next year||
I think our D-line 2 deep will look something like this
SDE-Strobel or Beyer
|1 year 45 weeks ago||That's hilarious||
He looks like a grown man playing against 6 year olds. That's just not fair.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||2015||
That is the year we get OSU and Nebraska at home, so we don't have to get a marquee game to make it a good season ticket package. Combining that with the fact that our roster will be loaded with stellar 2012 and 2013 upperclassmen, means we should challenge for the national title that year. I want a big fat cupcake for 2015 to increase our chance of going undefeated.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Not sure that's his motivation||
I am paraphrasing but he said something like "I want to put interesting games on our schedule and this will generate a lot of interest." I have never heard him mention wanting to avenge the loss.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Based on Brian's list||
I would love to play Georgia, but I think Auburn would be great too.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||2015||
Is a great opportunity for us to play for the national championship, based on our Big Ten home opponents and our last two recruiting classes (2012, 2013). I hope for that year at least we get a big fat cupcake.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Heiko, Med School?||
How did you end up writing for this blog? Are you still practicing? What specialty?
I'm an ophthalmologist and have enough time to get on this blog in between patients but don't think I could handle another job. How do you make it to the press conferences?