this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|1 year 50 weeks ago||Bruce Madej to retire||
|2 years 5 days ago||Dude?||
Can't tell if serious or...
|2 years 1 week ago||Yes! But..||
I think you're right with this assessment - that parents are interested in 'other' things when they are scratching to get their kids into Kindergarten a year early. Keep in mind there are other pressures, though, like the necessity of not having to pay for day-care, or needing two full-time incomes as parents.
That said, the advantage of an extra year isn't fully realized when a kid starts Kindergarten a year later. Despite having the physical maturity, he still may only have ~7 years (3 M.S. + 4 H.S.) of basketball coaching and experience. By holding them back in middle school, they gain an extra year of coaching, too, and at an age where you can really grasp the game.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Right back at you||
Right back at you, Ms.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||responding because...||
CANT TELL IF SERIOUS.
Please pot do not call the kettle black :\
edit: OH NO I MADE A REDICULOUS MISTAKE. Sorry.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||Where can I watch in Boston?||
Hi guys, sorry to hijack this thread, but can't post my own topics I don't think.
Does anyone know a good place in Boston to watch the game? A Michigan bar would be best, but I'll settle on anything that would be airing the game in HD.
Of all the weekends I get dragged away from Michigan...
Thanks for the advice in advance!
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Denard's First TD... Magic?||
The play in the video that begins at 11:45 is Denard's first touchdown, for reference.
And in that play, he is definitely supposed to fake the exchange and throw the bubble screen. If you look, he has the the ball in a throwing stance, looks over to Gallon, and realizes he's about to get blown up by that blitzer.
So he tucks the ball, and takes off after the hole that Toussaint has left. If you ask me, that's the 'second read' on the play, because Fitz doesn't waste a step getting to the secondary and blocking (even though this play was supposed to go to Gallon).
Anyway, some people criticized Denard for not handing this play off. I don't think that's a part of the play. And if I'm right, then this play is the new QB Oh-Noes because it either gets us to the edge against a stacked run or gets Denard through a MACK-sized hole with linebackers running away from him.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||"Southern?"||
With all of our "Winter is Coming" references, when are we going to start spelling "southrons" correctly?
While we're at it, that label applies to OIHO as well, so we should perhaps employ it when that time rolls around, as well.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||Not to beat the dead horse||
But I think this post is spot-on. That said, Hoke seems to be bringing equally talented and character-worthy gentlemen onto our roster, so the success will probably continue.
In the end, I'm just glad we current have an offensive coordinator who is able to mesh the old players with the new. Let's hope that can continue in the post-Robinson years to come, when we might -really- feel the transitional aches and pains.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Theresa Sullivan is amazing||
My first contact with her ever as a student at UM was when she personally returned my MCard (had fallen out of my pocket, she picked it up on the street) while walking her dog. I was living off campus at the time.
No joke. I'm saddened that she had to be shamed into such an ordeal, though it sounds like it is only a matter of time until things are rectified.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||!||
Step two: After realizing that the camo t-shirt exists, ordering it immediately. I already have a matching hat that is almost the exact same!
...Is this a problem?
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Moar plz||
This comment needs more upvotes.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||OIC||
I guess I was thinking that Purdue could line up in the same formation and just reverse ther reads and direction of the run. I see now that would entail a handoff to the FB, which generally wouldn't be ideal, but that's still what I was getting at.
Do you think Michigan is lining up with respect to the fullback or the wideouts? in this case, it's the same side, but if I purdue moved their FB and threatened the other way, or was using two HB's, I would be very concerned.
I feel guilty for saying this out loud, but is defense seems so one sided that I would worry that a team like Illinois could exploit this formation with a reversal of direction for big money. Unlikely?
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Well maybe...||
You might be right about that, certainly this defense looks set up to defeat the veer reads at first glance.
However, I don't see why the play couldn't be run to the opposite side, in which case it would quickly defeat the single blitizing saftey and go big either on the give or, with Ryan stunting and getting sealed, on the keep through the gap.
Basically, with a play that can run either direction*, this seems like a whole lot of work to create false reads for a mere gamble at success. Instead, I think this is more just an example of what CAN work well against a veer, rather than what was designed to work well. Furthermore, even with the actual play direction, if EITHER of the guards notices the stunt there is a gap to one side of Ryan that could go big on the keep - certainly for the first down.
*disclaimer: Not positive this play can actually go to the weak side, with personel on the field for Purdue and such.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||The Inferiority Syndrome||
It's been said before, but it's worth reiterating how MSU truly brings the inferiority complex upon themselves. It is not Michigan (or its fans) that make Spartans feel like the second-rate institution in this state, it is just an inevitable facet of their own behavior.
MSU, like many "State" schools, tries to 1-up their rivals by trying to adopt the elements of their counterpart. The prime example of this is schools calling themselves "THE university in ________". Further, academically, MSU fosters programs to directly compete with those established by UM. They then advertise these to the public with direct comparison about their 'numbers' versus ours.
In many other areas as well, we (as Michigan fans) are frequently not the ones forcing a comparison of schools. The Spartans are bringing it on themselves. Further, talk about setting oneself up for failure: it is immensely challenging to overcome a competitor by walking in their footsteps. Spartans have created an atmosphere of inferiority due to their (self inflicted, persistent) comparison with the established forerunner.
To say it differently, Spartans are second rate because they want only what Michigan already has. They do not appreciate the natural strengths and weaknesses of two invididuals/programs, they only want what 'big brother' holds - and more of it. Further, they seem incapable of pursuing interests aside from those where UM has gone before.
If MSU (+fans) were to embrace the qualities that set them apart from UM, like certain strengths in teaching, some science, environmental fields, (and aesthetics - women?), they would not feel nearly as bad about their self-imposed rivalry. True, there will be inevitable overlap and comparison of certain things, like football and basketball, but that will be far from the deep-seeded spite held by most Spartans.
This is also the reason why there is such a disparity in viewpoints between the two fanbases about this rivalry. UM, as an institution, desires very little that lives in MSU. On the flip side, MSU wants seemingly everything UM holds - academically, athletically, in both titles and accomplishments... just like a little brother.
TL;DR: If MSU didn't seek only to take from UM, but instead forged their own path, they might not bring such an air of inferiority about themselves.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||first?||
vowyls are interchangeble, c'mon.
You remind me of this gai [cwut?]: http://www.annarbor.com/users/profile/?UID=3731&plckUserId=3731 (First response is his to an article quoting Denard.)
|4 years 29 weeks ago||</3 DB imo.||
How do you get a Michigan grad out of the AD office?
...pay him for the pizza!