"Jim's a tough guy and you can see his personality is all over this football team," Fitzgerald said.
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|4 years 1 week ago||Dang-my post was just deleted by mods-Woolfolk's ankle.||
"Woolfolk's ankle 2010/2011-maybe it's just me, but does Troy seem to hobble off the field in nearly every game? Last year he NEVER hobbled off the field during a game.
Maybe this is due to Barwis no longer training the men to eat raw meat. Or likely this is due to Tony Gibson no longer coaching up the secondary."
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Excellent||
Great read. I'm more aware of the leadership on the field-something that can't be quantified in a chart. I saw that leadership the last two weeks in Hoke, Borges, Mattison, and Denard on the field. Yes Denard struggled early, and his nerves were reminiscient of MSU last year at home. Except this year he brought the team back and played an excellent 4th quarter. And our defense, despite giving up that TD drive in the end, kept us in the game with 3rd down stops and turnovers.
AND unlike MSU and other games-we're scoring TDs in the red zone!
|4 years 3 weeks ago||"Any M Fan that's crying for||
"Any M Fan that's crying for Gardner over Denard needs to rewatch the final 2 minutes of the (ND) game..."
left out the ND part-thx.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||New Cast||
Odoms had a different cast on yesterday, thus he played a leetle. Vs. WMU Odoms had a cast like Troy Woolfolk this week covering some fingers. Yesterday was just a forearm cast.
I assume the injury and the play of Gallons and Grady are keeping him off the field. I'm so glad we have the next few weeks to heal up before our schedule gets tougher.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Hawthorne||
I wonder if Hawthorne was injured last week vs. WMU? My hunch is he's fully recovered from his ankle tweak during camp based on his performance. Mattison had decent praise for him during camp. I think he played his way well ahead of Morgan, Beyer, and Jones in this game.
When Gordon returns we have 4 good options at LB with Gordon, Hawthorne, Ryan, and Demens.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Nothing from Ireland! Or||
Nothing from Ireland! Or South Bend! Wolverine Beer actually is decent IMO.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Agree. However not every||
Agree. However not every coach will run Denard for 1700 yds based on their playcalling. Inherent in his carries last year was the stat he missed series in what, 10 games?
The issue I'm addressing is not TOP-it's turnovers. This coaching staff wants to minimize Denard's turnovers AND his injuries by the plays they call. Coaches are responsible for their playcalling and the inherent risk of each call. Clearly playcalling is different from last year. So as others have said we should account for turnovers in the chart.
Brian may brand Denard as a goat in this game, but I think Denard did nearly everything this staff asked of him.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||irrelevant||
You need to answer my question-last year Denard threw 18tds and 11ints plus some fumbles.
The fact is, whether you or I agree with it, the new coaches are emphasizing TOP and winning the turnover battle. I find Brian's comparison to last year inconclusive if he doesn't add in a turnover measurement. Thus his argument is weak and worthy of nuke socks for those that want to bemoan his attachment to the past.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||What about turnovers?||
Where in the chart do you account for turnovers? Please someone tell me the grade factors in turnovers?? The shift in philosophy is much more about time of possession and minimizing turnovers. This must be accounted for when comparing this year to last.
|4 years 5 weeks ago||Give credit where it's due...||
I'm upbeat pre-reality this Saturday. I'm calling 9 or 10 wins. Why? Your ratings of our stellar O-line, plus He16sman candidate Denard Robinson. For the first time since Henne we have a returning starter at QB, with one of the best O lines in the Big 10. If I'm right, our success will be due in large part to these 5 big men on the line.
|4 years 5 weeks ago||They're suspending players and losing recruits to us...||
|4 years 5 weeks ago||This reads like a||
This reads like a song...starts upbeat, sinks to a historic (I-AA) low, hope is on the horizon or yet failure crashes in to stay...or will it when #16 takes the field this Saturday. Thanks for taking the time to walk us down memory lane, it was an enjoyable read.
|4 years 5 weeks ago||Odoms Shock||
Biggest surprise for me is Odoms on 3rd string. Odoms caught a sweet touchdown vs. Miss St. He lays the wood on blocks. He catches the ball. I have to wonder as well about injury stuff and I guess Gallon must have had an amazing camp.
Hard to see bright side though of a 3 year starter placed on 3rd string there.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Underrated||
I do feel our team is underrated by prognosticators purely based on the quality of our OL (top 3 in Big 10 no?), and the fact they will be protecting a returning starter named Denard Robinson.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Mattison will bring the heat||
but don't assume Mattison is in Hell. I got Hawthorne starting from our DC's recent comments that they "may have found someone there" in Hawthorne. Then Hawthorne injured his ankle. So with additional Mattison hype and my hunch, I expect to see a lot of him vs. Notre Dame.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||1st and 2nd teamers||
Fitz and Omameh looked great on the run, definite first teamers. Qwashington and Beyer also looked strong on the 2nd team pressuring Gardner in the end zone. I love overanalyzing a 5 second clip. 7 more days and so much will be known!
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Herron's past 2 years||
So Herron is in now for an injured Demens. He switched LB positions? Anyone recall why Herron didn't see the field much last year compared to two years ago? I recall he got lots of camp hype in 09 for his speed, and played more in 09.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Well, if you haven't heard of||
Well, if you haven't heard of him, let's hope he'll remain unknown to you and won't be a factor in Dallas, September 2012.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Great question||
We have votes for 5 RBs in this thread! Someone will have to step up. We have quotes from both Fitz and Cox stating in the old regime they were hoping the coaches would trust them to play. They each had reasons they didn't play.
I'm just glad Denard won't have to carry the load in the Red Zone. Btw Cox, Shaw, Fitz, and Hopkins someone will rise up as the go to back when we need it. It's the official no excuses year for these 4 backs.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Right||
No, Magnus is right. It was a nagging wrist injury that was supposedly to blame on a September fumble. But go back and watch Minor's leaping TD run in September at home.
It's clear it was a minor nagging injury for Minor.
RR started McGuffie over Minor, and Sheridan over Threet that September. Deal with it.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Not sure who gave you a +1||
I gotta say it, take this comment and see if the Salvation Army wants to auction it off with any remainder RR clothing items. RR worked hard, but he's gone. He's the past.
We now have a OC who was undefeated in the SEC, an even more accomplished DC who won a NC at Florida, and a new HC who turned two programs around.
Welcome to the future. Go Blue!
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Remeber the SAT?||
B. A copyrighted color owned exclusively by U of M
C. 1/2 the team color of the up and coming maize n blue D thanks to the best combo since PBJ (Hoke n Mattison)
D. All of the above
|4 years 39 weeks ago||Rob Parker is blowing his own||
Rob Parker is blowing his own horn now. Did DB already speak?
|4 years 39 weeks ago||Update: Kirk Herbie is the||
Update: Kirk Herbie is the "sources" according to tigerbait. Therefore, count on a presser tomorrow AM announcing Les is back.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||I find this to be the most||
I find this to be the most disappointing thing behind DBs timing.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||curious ?||
What are the facts on these plans? I've never heard for sure why we assume DB is on one of these? I get the Dominos link, but do we know UM AD has a plane as well?
|4 years 39 weeks ago||Ah didn't think of that||
Strike one on Miles then. He does seem much more open to the spread then Hoke though. I guess Brian votes M integrity/character over the spread offense.
There's also those rumors of Carr not liking Miles. It's also interesting to finally hear that Martin never did offer to Miles back in the day.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||True, but...||
I hear you. But didn't people also say if RR had more wins these "spots" on his record wouldn't have accumulated such significance? If Miles comes, and recruits and wins like I believe he can, I don't care about a "spotless" candidate.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||The anxiety of the unknown is too much!||
Just wake me up in 20 years when this guy is our head coach...
|4 years 39 weeks ago||Rosenberg and the paper he||
Rosenberg and the paper he works for mine as well be based out of Columbus (sorry to write that curse word on this family friendly site).
Remember when Herbie had breaking news on Miles? Surely Dave Brandon has this thing figured out...