"Jim's a tough guy and you can see his personality is all over this football team," Fitzgerald said.
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|3 weeks 3 days ago||Brandy may be the worst||
Brandy may be the worst play-by-play man I've ever heard.
FYI, it's Ore GUN not Ore GONE. Michigan is the ONLY state I've ever heard people call it Ore GONE.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Helmet Fit||
You first have to remember that not every head is shaped the same, and that a Schutt may fit you far better than a Riddell, or a Xienith, or a Russell, etc.
Riddell and Schutt still lead the way in helmet technology and sales. All of the rest are nowhere close to these two giants.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Not to UNC||
UNC goes nowhere without Duke...packaged deal.
|33 weeks 3 hours ago||Not that I feel like debating||
Not that I feel like debating college rankings, but I can assure you that no admission departments use this ranking. I went to UM undergrad, but for grad school I applied to UVa, Michigan, and Pitt, it was far more difficult trying to get into UVa than Michigan. Cal-Berkley is ranked above UM in every majoy ranking US News, World Rankings, etc. Not sure how you composite these rankings when UVa and Cal are ranked above Michigan in all of them lol.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Big Least||
Congrats, they played one, maybe two legit opponents a year.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Ok||
But all things being equal, how do you judge either of the two in terms of S&C? What metric is being used? Show me something of substance that says person a is better than person b.
I understand everything you said, and I played division 2 football, so I am well aware of dynamic lifting. However, do you really think that what Barwis was doing was really that different than Wellman? I can tell you one thing, our guys were gigantic under Wellman compared to Barwis. Is that a result of Rich Rod? Sure. However, if you're going to sell me Barwis is such a God amongst S&C Gods, where is the proof? He had more pro's in his first year at Michigan (Trent, Martin, Hemmingway, Molk, Graham, Minor, Brown) than he probably had in his career at WVU.
Is Barwis well respected, sure, is he considered the best? Hell no.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Barwis||
When will this guy and the unrealistic understanding of what he does come to an end? Barwis is a self promoter, and we all bought the garbage surrounding him hook, line, and sinker. Congrats Barwis has his own gym, no one has ever done that before. Congrats he works with the Mets, he's actually done that for a while now, and guess what, they suck.
Mike Martin trains with him, awesome. It is insane for guys who trained with their S&C coaches to come back right? Shoelace chose to come back and work with Wellman, so did Lewan, rather than work with Barwis.
YOu want to talk about inferior physically? Lets talk when Barwis was our S&C coach. Lets remember when Wisconsin literally linedup and ran it down our throat 28 straight times. Any time we played a team with a pulse, we were embarrassed physically. Before someone gives me the, well Rich wanted us smaller. Why is it that Oregon is 290-300 on the OL, yet they don't get destroyed up front?
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Start w your coach||
I'm a high school AD in Michigan, Class A Division 1. Our school has kids who have played in the NFL and NBA, so it is a little easier to get the attention of college coaches. However, you start with your high school coach or AD. Nothing gets the attention of a college coach like a coach or AD picking up the phone and calling the college guys directly. The things is, you have to be realistic with your son and yourself. If I pick up the phone and call Michigan about a kid who is low level MAC, I lose credibility and hurt my chances of helping another kid down the road. I've had a kid who was a legit big time D1 prospect want to talk to all of the biggest programs, and the first thing we had to do is look at his grades first. He wanted to talk to Duke, but with his grades that wasn't an option.
I always start with telling guys to give me their top 5. Give me their one dream school and than four others that he is truly interested in. Usually if they give me Michigan, followed by Eastern, Central, etc, that tells the kid something right off the bat. Kid has to be realistic with himself. Last year a kid wanted Central, so I said make a list, he brings me Central, Western, GVSU, Wayne, etc. He was a legit d2 kid, but had speed issues, so I asked him if he wanted to win a ring, he said yeah. I picked up the phone and called Mt. Union, and that is where he signed.
Lastly, get seen. If your kid has big dreams, go to a big camp. Most of the time it will help put things in perspective. Being a big time d1 talent is rare, and when kids see what that looks like, it helps put recruiting in perspective. Take him to a 1-aa or d2 camp, and see if that is where his talent is more realistic.
Lastly, don't send highlight tapes. Coaches don't want highlight tapes, they want two game films.
|39 weeks 4 hours ago||Tommy Moffitt||
Tolbert, more importantly, worked with Tommy Moffitt, considered to be "The Best" in the business currently, during his years at Miami, FL.
So he has worked with Moffitt, Gittelson, and Turley....that is a good resume.
|42 weeks 5 days ago||Whittingham||
This information behing shared on Kyle Whittingham is somewhat incorrect. Whittingham was offered the Tennessee job in 2010 and turned it down, and Florida requested to interview him and he said no. So he is very much wanted by other programs, but as you did point out, his family is mormon and most likely he isn't leaving.
|43 weeks 1 day ago||He is a hell of a coach. You||
He is a hell of a coach. You don't win ten games at Duke (last year), and nine this year (easily could have been ten), and not be a damn good coach. He isn't leaving there though.
|43 weeks 1 day ago||Congrats to Rich Rod, he did||
Congrats to Rich Rod, he did his job as a coach and recruited a good player.
I remember back to 2008, when Rich Rod had 6 NFL players on his defense (Jamison, Graham, Martin, Mouton, Trent, Brown), four of which have started in the NFL, and they were awful.
Glad he is having success in Zona, but unlike some here, I remember the Rich Rod who only beat Purdue and Illinois his final season here as we struggles to get to 7 wins. Anyone with a pulse beat us like a drum.
|43 weeks 2 days ago||*||
|43 weeks 2 days ago||Kid can play. He is the real||
Kid can play. He is the real deal. We will regret this.
|43 weeks 2 days ago||Excellent point on||
Excellent point on Singletary. He has long been rumored to be the mole for many.
|43 weeks 2 days ago||There is a reason only front||
There is a reason only front page info is shared by the mods on this site. You can't just let the inmates run the asylum and expect it to copestetic. That has been what's been happening at GBW for years. Several members who are self proclaimed insiders get to say whatever they want, have no actual sources, at least not any they have to cite, and anyone who questions the integrity of the post is banned. It is quite commical actually.
|43 weeks 2 days ago||Danimal!!! What's up buddy,||
Danimal!!! What's up buddy, long time.
Good story, last week an actual former player questioned Beaver about claiming to have info about Lloyd undermining Rich Rod. Said he saw it with his own two eyes. The poster, who is a former player mind you, said funny thing is, I haven't seen you at any of the practices I was at when these supposed instances occured. What happened? Instant site ban.
Now his followers demand justice. Hilarious.
|43 weeks 2 days ago||The funny thing about all of||
The funny thing about all of this, is Tom has been living in Texas, California, and Oregon for the past ten years. Tom gets his second hand info from many of the so called insiders on his site (lifetimers who love self glorification by announcing they know someone in the program). Back in 2010 he actually banned one of the best information sharing posters on his board. Beaver claimed it was due to misinformation, turns out it was this guy witnessed Rich Rod dress down an equipment manager while at practice, and Beaver was scolded for letting that info reach subscribers.
It is also ironic considering Beaver went on a banning spree back in 2010 with the Rich Rod fallout.
This instance is no different. Beaver shares second hand info that is leeched onto by the members, and they end up sharing his posts on twitter, facebook, here, etc. Sam works closely with Michigan's athletic department, when misinformation is shared on Sams board, not Beavers, well you can imagine how ticked the athletic department gets. That is a pure guess, but pretty sure that is what is happening.
This is truly commical, most of the posters are pissed because they "want to be entertained" and don't want truthful information.
|44 weeks 1 day ago||UM Athletic Department||
UM Athletic Department denying 4:30 presser
|45 weeks 1 day ago||Calling MGOBLOG Mods||
Please help me out here. I have been a member at scout for some years. Half of the info shared there, well the Beavers, is contradictory to what is often shared here. Has anyone at Mgoblog actually seen this guy at practices, pressers, in schimmy, etc? He has a lot of blowhards and I'd really like to know if he is even around the program. Comments?
|45 weeks 3 days ago||Gus Malzahn is right now||
Gus Malzahn is right now
|45 weeks 6 days ago||John Kelly||
There needs to be more excitement over this youngman. He is a guy that Michigan is most likely to pick up out of this group, and on the same stage was a man amongst boys when he played Cass Tech. I saw him three times this year, and he is very very good.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||What is being lost in all of||
What is being lost in all of this, is that Casteel is just an above average DC.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||Everywhere? You mean||
Everywhere? You mean Glennville State, wich he had 2 losing seasons, WVU where he had a losing season, and Michigan where he had two losing seasons. Meanwhile, 7 years removed from WVU, we are still waiting on a winning conference record for a Rich Rod coached team. Really just killing it.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||+1000000000||
|48 weeks 6 days ago||Rich Rod didn't have to pay||
Rich Rod didn't have to pay Barwise nearly 3/4 of a million dollars, and put a million in weight room renovations.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||That same whiz of defense||
That same whiz of defense gave up 54 to Cal this year, yes, Cal.
Rich Rod played in a piss poor big east, and lost 3 of his 4 games in his final two years at WVU to UNRANKED teams, including the biggest choke job in college football in his loss to Pitt.
He also was a PR nightmare while leaving WVU, then again at Michigan. Coincidence that asshole pisses off people and leaves town?
Stop with the, he is successful everywhere else...where is everywhere else? He has been a head coach at three places, GVSU, WVU, and Michigan, before Zone. He had 5 losing seasons at all three, so the guy is not elite. Zona has yet to have a winning conference record, lets pump the breaks.
Rich Rod sucks.
|50 weeks 6 days ago||I've never seen a staff make||
I've never seen a staff make so many adjustments in personnel so regularly throughout the season. We seem to play rotating chairs at several positions each year, and I just don't understand how you'll ever have continuity if you continue this trend.
|51 weeks 2 days ago||I'm friends with the Riddell||
I'm friends with the Riddell rep that does their reconditioning, warned me last year to buy the replica helmet then because Brady was doing away with that tone of yellow with the matalic flake, and returning them to original maize. Said entire uniform is going back to old school maize soon.
|51 weeks 3 days ago||Great Post. FSU will have||
FSU will have the chance next week to get back to #1, who cares at this point?