At press time, Harbaugh had sent Michigan’s athletic department an envelope containing a heavily annotated seating chart, a list of the 63,000 seat views he had found unsatisfactory, and a glowing 70-page report on section 25, row 12, seat 9, which he claimed is “exactly what the great sport of football is all about.”
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|4 years 3 weeks ago||hahaha||
Hahahahahaha, Im Brady Hoke Bitch!!
|4 years 15 weeks ago||Great pick||
Thought he'd pull the trigger eventually but not this soon. This class is starting to come together. Note on the Scholarship issue, I have a strong feeling we' re going to lose a few players before the season starts, most notably one or two of our younger slot recievers. Everytime Hoke talks about the player turnover (or lack of ) he always sounds like he expects a few players to leave when its all said and done. Should open up a few more spots. Either way Im excited about the potential of this class.
|4 years 15 weeks ago||First off Very happy about||
First off Very happy about the new "Hello", now secondly Im in a tuff spot, I live in Cali and just find out (yesterday) I no longer have the BTN on my plan. I know usually anything of slight interest about Michigan Football makes its way to the internet with a link. However, I've missed all the spring practice episodes, which were on FS Detroit and can't find any links to them, and I don't want to miss the Scrimmage (not just the highlights) on Sat. So...... Is there anyone out there who can assure me with 100% confidence that the Whole Scrimmage will be up online somewhere relatively soon or do I need to call Direct TV tonight and pay a ton to pick it up by tomorrow. Someone help me out, Go Blue!!
|4 years 17 weeks ago||Practice on TV/ Spring game||
Hey I live in California, I just want to know if anyone out there knows where I can catch the Spring practices (on FS Detroit, I'd really like to see those) or the spring game. Don't know if they re online, the BTN, or if there are any links. Plese let me know thanks.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Not going to lie, I caught||
Not going to lie, I caught myself smiling with excitement multiple times. Wasn't a big fan of the hire before, but I'll be able to sleep a lot better now. In short, watch the presser.
|4 years 32 weeks ago||Two days later and its still||
Two days later and its still just was funny!! BTW does anyone have the link to Denard "The Happening", can't seem to find it anywhere.
|4 years 32 weeks ago||Avery Wall to Cal. thats a||
Avery Wall to Cal. thats a downer.
|4 years 32 weeks ago||Not trying to be that guy,||
Not trying to be that guy, just figured people wanted to know but Avery Wall just committed to Cal.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||"Hello" Baby!!||
Always love a "Hello". This is a kid that will take full advantage of the weight room and mask any "so called" lack of talent with effort and hardwork. Everyteam needs players like him, can't wait to see how he turns out.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||Will DB please just say RR is||
Will DB please just say RR is coming back so i can finally write something on here without getting points taken away.....
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Oh and thats your cue to take||
Oh and thats your cue to take the points because their coming right back.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Well I figured that much,||
Well I figured that much, lets see if i get any back when it happens.......
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Denard at 100%||
If your defense isn't great than you re going to have to push those scores up a little bit. You guys will definitely score against us but we will do like wise. Its going to be a shoot out baby!! Can you say "Denard at 100%" because I can, no but seriously, should be a pretty good game.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Yeah, but......||
WIS is one of the best if not the best running offenses in the nation and Im going to bet that their OL isn't as good as WIS either. Not saying that we're great against the run, but I will agree that playing a team with a QB who isn't known for his passing abilities is definitely a good thing. This is RR's last chance at keeping his Team so I would imagine we're going to see everything he's got. Here hoping we get the win!!
|4 years 34 weeks ago||How did you get 3 points for||
How did you get 3 points for saying DG will/might start next year? I lost 9 when I said it. Anyways, agreed.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Is there anything new with||
Is there anything new with the Dee Hart situation. I know it was said somewhere that the coaches were going to give him a visit. Is he just rumored to favoring Alabama or has he actually said it?
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Not sure if its more complex,||
Not sure if its more complex, I just think everyone is looking into it way to much. Remember DB has said from the beginning that he would wait till the end of the season to do evaluations, he said it again when we were winning and had a 5-0 record, and again at the end of the season. DB has never publicly put RR on the hot seat and that is why he is sticking to his comments.
There isn't anything anyone can say here ( unless it is coming from DB himself) that will cause me to believe RR will or will not be back next year. The fact of the matter is we re all just going to have to wait and see.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||not a fact||
It just depends on which site you re looking at, ESPN has us with 3 4star defensive recruits, but again just relax. This happens every year and yet some how people forget the process. HS football is now over which means recruiting will pick and we'll start to see more Hellos. Just be patient and let the process play out over the next few months.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Ok but thats not a valid||
Ok but thats not a valid argument because its a case that can't be proven. What if Penn State takes Alabama off (a game they lost) and Purdue takes ND off (a game they lost). Now you've just added a win to the conference. There are way to many "what if's" with that argument. Im not saying records are concrete evidence for who is better, however between following/watching the Big Ten, living in Califorina and having to watch alot of Pac-10 (because thats whats on), and using records, I would say that the Big Ten has a slightly better conference from top to bottom.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||I think Big Ten wins this year||
Well here are the standing of both conferences
Pac-10 BIG TEN
*Oregon 11-0 Wisconsin 11-1
Stanford 11-1 Ohio State 11-1
*Arizona 7-4 Michigan State 11-1
USC 7-5 Iowa 7-5
*Oregon State 5-6 Penn State 7-5
*Washington 5-6 Michigan 7-5
*Arizona State 5-6 Northwestern 7-5
California 5-7 *Illinois 6-5
*UCLA 4-7 Indiana 5-7
*Washington State 2-9 Purdue 4-8
(*) denotes team with 1 game remaining in regular season.
Bases solely on this information (because that's all the time I'm willing to put into this argument) it looks like the Big Ten is do better this year. And even though the Pac-10 has more regular season games left, they're all in conference, so while one team gets better another gets worst.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||The game not the season||
Yeah I was definitely referring to the game, not the season as a whole. I've been in support of this Team (and yes that includes RR) all year and will continue doing so as long as there is someone running out that tunnel with the winged helmet on. But I say that game was as ugly as it gets because we simply played poorly against a very good team and in doing so looked much worse than the score would indicate, not to mention how it hurts RR case to stick around. Again going into the game I figured RR was safe for another year and that it would take a serious beating before DB would feel any type of real pressure from the school, alum, etc. to get rid of him. Well that looked like a serious beating to anyone who wants RR gone. I just hope this team can regroup and figure things out because if this happens in the bowl game he really might be done.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||This was as ugly as it gets||
This was as ugly as it gets and hurts just as much. I was pretty damn confident that RR would be coming back next year, before this one, now Im just nervous for the program. We'll see what DB does in Jan. until then, it looks like thats pretty much all we'll have to talk about over the next month. Im sure thats not going to get old. Hey, maybe we'll get a "Hello" or two to ease the pain.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Still at it......||
Are people really still trying to get their point across, With over 400 comments theres a pretty good chance it'll get over looked, Im just saying it might not be worth your time.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||+1 sir||
Congratz you are the first person to recieve a point from me ever, now that might have something to do with the fact that I just learned how give points, none the less you are still the first. I hope this moment rates up there with your first lay, first child, and your first "I told you so" post when RR brings this team to greatness.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||I think we all just need to count to 10||
Man I hope we get some "Hellos" soon, there's so much hate in the posts below.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||A little on Mr. Hayes||
I got the chance to coach against Grand Blanc and have seen Hayes run, also have a friend who follows the program so I've heard alot about this kid for that last 3 years. I think he has the same body type as Shaw (although I see Sr. Hayes being bigger than Sr. Shaw) and has good football speed, but he's definitely not as fast as him. However the thing that has MI wanting Hayes is his cut back ability and vision in the spread offense (he's been a starter since his So. year). I think this is a great pick up for the future but I wont be surprised if Hayes doesn't see the field much if at all next year. He has a really nice frame so a year in the system and off-season program should do wonders for him. Oh and he's staying on Offense and if for what ever reason he got moved to Defense, its not going to be at CB, most likely SS, again he has speed just not CB speed. At the end of the day, Im very excited to see him choose Blue, he has a bright future.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||Hows your kicking game?||
Hows your kicking game?
|4 years 36 weeks ago||really?||
The skinny on my post above is that I believe Devin will start to become more involved in the offense next year eventually taking over as the Primary QB down the road. RR and every player on the team as well as his roommate Denard has praised Devin ( a 5 star athlete) on his work ethic, and athletic abilities. I honestly believe RR's goal was to get him more involved this year, why else do you waste a RS year when you have a more than capable back in Tate to go in for a few plays. If you don't believe Devin plays an important role next year I can understand that. Again the post was an opinion of mine, but real classy on the moron comment. Tate was going to be the for sure starter in 2010 once the season was over last year, right? RR has said before he wants the most talent on the field playing not sitting on the sidelines.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||His size won't matter in the future.||
Size not a big deal, and this is by NOOOOOO means a knock on him, but I just dont see him being our PRIMARY QB in the future. I think we will start to see his Transition to RB/WR/ Player Maker next year with Devin running the show, and the key word here is Transition. If you really listen to what RR says about the team you can start to read between the lines. Last year when Tate was on Top of the world, RR ALWAYS mentioned Denard (whether he did anything at all) and talked about how good of an athlete he was, not to count him out, just needs experience, ect. You always just had a feeling that RR knew Denard could run his system much better than Tate. skip forward to 2010 spring practice and fall camp and you start to hear the hype with Devin and his skill set (most notably his touch on deep balls). Then the season starts and Denard is Gods gift to College Football (not being sarcastic) and what do you know Devin is 2nd string behind Denard and is getting mentioned even though he really didn't do anything. Now I know its been a while since Devin has been mentioned but I think that has to do more with his back problems.
Now if we fast forward to next season, Devin is alittle bigger, faster, smarter and has a year in the system under his belt. I think we start to see Devin more at QB (Probably not opening day starter) with Denard somewhere else on the field and lets not forget about D. Hart. With Devin's passing abilities and Denard / Hart's running abilities you can really open up the play book. Worst case senario you move Denard back to QB.
This is simply my opinion, based off of the things I've heard RR say, the why he talks about all his players, and the fact that if Denard wants to play in the NFL its not going to be at QB and he definitely has the skill set to play something in the NFL. Hart is an early enrollee and if he makes the transition to college football early like most believe he can (also better production from our other backs who will all be healthy), its going to take a lot of pressure off our need to run our QBs so much. Remember Pat White was a pretty damn good QB and he didn't need to run as much as Denard has. By putting Devin at QB you take away some athleticism at the postion, but you add a playmaker on the field and open up the play book. You don't have to agree but just think about it and start listening to the things RR says when spring ball rolls around.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||no block is my guess||
Not sure if its the case here, but alot of HS kickers use a block for FGs, and some have a hard time adjusting to not being able to use the block in College. My guess is thats whats going on. The problem is he may never get used to it, which means its pretty much a wasted Scholarship. RR keeps talking about the low kicks, which is a big sign that he just isn't used to not having the block and isn't getting underneath the ball.