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|9 weeks 3 days ago||Thanks for the update, I||
Thanks for the update, I appreciate you writing it up here.
It is a bit of a tangent but I think the 225 for reps at bench is a dumb test for the lineman. At the number of reps the guys are able to do, it has a strong endurance aspect rather than strength. I know those two concepts are somewhat related here (I'm sure a guy with a 400lb bench can almost always rep more than a guy with a 300 bench) but I don't think there is that much significance to being able to bench 225 30 times versus 35 times.
I think for lineman I think they should test for reps at a much higher weight. Maybe 315 or something like that. I'd bet that Henry would test better in an absolute test of strength as opposed to a rep contest.
|11 weeks 8 hours ago||I feel like it took the||
I feel like it took the hatter a week or two to find the line between funny and poor taste. I mostly find him (her? no obviously a him) funny these days.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Hypothetical: who would win a||
Hypothetical: who would win a team of 11 Rashan Gary(s) or a team of 11 Jabrill Peppers? I am shocked that it has taken us this long to discuss this important question.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Wow, lots of stuff going on.||
Wow, lots of stuff going on. I always try to keep my distance from recruiting because you never want your happiness tied to the whims of 18 year olds so I...WTF WHY IS RASHAN GARY'S LAST VISIT TO F***ING CLEMSON!?!?!?! I READ ON AN INTERNET MESSAGE BOARD THAT GARY WORE ORANGE SOCKS TO MATH CLASS LAST THRUSDAY. PLZ EXCUSE WHILE I CUT MYSELF AND OFFER RITUALISTIC SACRIFICES TO PAGAN GODS TO BRING GARY TO MICHIGAN.
Ahem, yeah. That crootin, always so interesting.
|14 weeks 14 hours ago||You deserve all the upvotes.||
You deserve all the upvotes. Luckily you just spammed a bunch of posts in a row so that makes it very easy.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||My favorite part is at the||
My favorite part is at the 7:13 mark where instead of highlighting him, they highlight the poor sap on the other team who he is about to bulldoze.
|15 weeks 8 hours ago||If I recall his tape wasn't||
If I recall his tape wasn't the most impressive (I haven't watched it since his commitment), but I thought his track verified speed and crazy stats suggested he was a pretty good player. I know it is against bad competition but still.
Oh well, really hope this one doesn't haunt us. We don't exactly have the best track record of picking RBs over Indiana.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||I was accepted to UofM my||
I was accepted to UofM my junior year and due to life circumstances had pretty bad grades my senior year. I want to say somewhere in the C to B- range.
I got a notice from UofM that they were considering pulling my acceptance pending an explanation for the grade drop.
I ended up getting in because I had an obvious reason for why my grades suffered, but this is a long way of agreeing with you that UofM does indeed pull acceptance at the last freaking minute (this was like a month before I was set to go to school or something like that) for merely bad performance in your senior year (not flunking).
|15 weeks 3 days ago||He's got almost 8k points so||
He's got almost 8k points so it is unlikely he has been a hidden OSU fan all this time. Rather, I think he is terrible at interpreting recruiting prowess.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||I find your lack of||
I find your lack of interest...disturbing.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Were you born 6 years ago? If||
Were you born 6 years ago? If so this perspective makes sense. Otherwise you are commenting on a strong 6-year run that does not guarantee long term success.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||It was just a skill set||
It was just a skill set comparison. If I had to compare him to a player in all aspects I would probably choose Jerry Rice.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Steve Smith also immediately||
Steve Smith also immediately jumped to my mind after watching his tape. Obviously that would be the high end of his potential but that reminds me of his skillset.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||No joke, pretty obvious why||
No joke, pretty obvious why this guy is exploding.
I wouldn't say he is a burner which is probably why some of the sites are overlooking him, but he has amazing hands and really impressive strength and after-the-catch running ability.
|21 weeks 3 hours ago||Ah, yes. Jabrill is now||
Ah, yes. Jabrill is now beholden to all of us (the Michigan fan base) because of his prodigious talent. "Selfish" for risking our happiness over his own personal issue.
What a load of bullshit. Jabrill owes us nothing. I hope he makes wise decisions for his own sake, not due to some perceived obligation to people who have done literally nothing for him.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Proper aggregation of||
Proper aggregation of internet rumors presented in context (strength of the source/credibility) is an extremely valuable service and one that many people can't do on their own very well. So yeah, well done.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Given Harbaugh's history of||
Given Harbaugh's history of trying players out at any and every position, I don't see why anyone would assume he would be assigned a position right away with no chance to move.
As much as I am hyped about Peters, I think in the long run Harbaugh will be looking for someone more mobile (in general). Of course if a guy like Peters is available you take him but I think we haven't seen the end of mobile QBs at Michigan.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Stretching the defense is||
Stretching the defense is about more than speed. Butt's combination of size and catching ability make for a lot of bad matchups with safeties and linebackers.
I mean, I am not doom and gloom about this. We will indeed be fine without him. I just think we need to be honest that losing Jake would definitely be a hit to our offense.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||I don't understand this||
I don't understand this sentiment at all. Who has shown the ability to stretch the defense from the tight end spot outside of Jake? We have a few maybes (Bunting, Wheatley, not really Hill since he is more of a pure H back imo), but that is purely conjecture as we have almost nothing to go on for those players. Personally I don't think anyone currently on the roster can replicate Jake's role in the offense.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Why does it mean he is gone?||
Why does it mean he is gone? Can't it mean exactly what he said, that he hasn't decided and it depends on his draft grade/Harbaugh's input. I don't see why he would lie about it.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||I think in an interview Gary||
I think in an interview Gary said he was about 285 right now, so I think we can have a pretty good idea how big he will be.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||As I get older I also need to||
As I get older I also need to check my gut on a regular basis.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||"Only gets yardage off of||
"Only gets yardage off of gimmicks"
Brady Hoke and co. have brainwashed you into thinking that good play design and misdirection is somehow a football sin.
All good teams score points with offensive wrinkles and unexpected plays, that is part of what makes them a good team.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||I guarantee he does not run a||
I guarantee he does not run a sub 10s 100m. That would make him the fastest player in college football. Not saying he isn't fast but let's be real.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||The i and b bracketing john||
The i and b bracketing john is quite fetching I must say.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||I don't understand, why is QB||
I don't understand, why is QB development behind Rudock and looking to add an accomplished QB transfer mutually exclusive events?
Like, what if O'Korn really is the best QB on the roster right now and coming along nicely but we had the chance to have Tom Brady for one year, wouldn't you still take it?
I say bring on all the QBs and let the best man win!
|28 weeks 6 days ago||I checked out theonlycolor's||
I checked out theonlycolor's game preview, which I thought was fair enough overall. The one area where I think he is dead wrong is special teams. His analysis was (paraphrasing) "MSU has been bad but those mistakes are fixable. UM is only middle of the road. This will be an asset."
Aside from the obvious logical fallacy of assuming their terrible special teams will be fixed in one week, I think he is vastly underestimating UM's improvement in that area.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||It doesn't bother me at all||
It doesn't bother me at all when Steele or anyone else predicts a Sparty win. Whatever, you are all entitled to your own opinions.
But only if they acknowledge that their prediction flies in the face of all reasonable expectation based on the way the two teams have played this year. I mean, there is no way you can spin what you have seen on the field year to date to be able to expect MSU wins, just no way.
It is like if I were to predict a Michigan win in either of the last two years. Um, ok I can choose to feel that way about my team, but I would have to acknowledge that I had no basis for feeling that way other than something that hadn't manifested itself on the field that year.
|29 weeks 2 hours ago||I thought this piece was a||
I thought this piece was a lot better personally:
|29 weeks 6 hours ago||We are random internet||
We are random internet message board posters that Jourdan almost certainly won't be reading or listening to. Urging him to stay is a way that we celebrate his talents.
If we were people with actual influence in Jourdan's life, then I would agree that this would be in poor form. As is it is completely harmless and plenty of fun.