“The player development is the main thing I like (about Michigan),” Williams said. “You can see that they develop their players. They get them in the gym and they work them hard. And their hard work pays off.”
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|1 year 23 weeks ago||Mattison the Great||
I hear Mattison taught him how to do that dance.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Michigan wins, of course...||
... by the final score of 71-47
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Maryland says yeah, they're decent||
Dear Maryland, welcome to the Big10. Out of solidarity and as a welcoming gesture, we're trying to mimic your style. How'd we do?
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Not sure if serious...||
But it seems as though you are. Yeah, who wants to see Michigan football anymore? Especially, oh what's his name Denard or something? play his last game EVER for the good guys? Along with the rest of the seniors... Yes please.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Probably because he saw...||
... what a year without Kellen Moore was like. (Ok, ok, so they were good without him this year, but still. that type of talent is tough to replace.)
I'm with a previous poster, perhaps he's tired of never being able to bust through to the top echelon and decided he had a better chance to break through at a team in the SEC. As a coach, there's no better conference to prove yourself than the ESS EEE SEE.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||posted from iPhone|
|2 years 47 weeks ago||ESPN3||
Looks like the first game vs. Western is streaming on ESPN3.com as well (free).
|3 years 6 weeks ago||Hilarious||
I'll go play my vuvuzuela
|3 years 7 weeks ago||Beyond hilarious!||
This needs to be front-paged. I laughed my ass off!
|3 years 8 weeks ago||It's a huge decision...||
And one that needs to be made when 100% sure. The University of Michigan is an outstanding choice, and Wayne we of course hope you end up a Wolverine in the end!
|3 years 8 weeks ago||Welcome!||
Congratulations and welcome, Allen!
I am sure you will appreciate and respect the advice your dad has to give in regards to the demands of being at, and playing football at, Michigan. Soon it will be your own time to shine - we look forward to rooting for you in the Maize and Blue and to referring to you not as Mr. Gant's son, but as Allen Gant, our safety who is one heck of a football player.
Welcome, Allen, we're excited you chose to come to Ann Arbor!
|3 years 11 weeks ago||But...||
at least you'll get to watch a live Michigan game when they roll into town to play UConn in their return home and home. 2013 I think?
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Nose for the ball||
The thing that jumped out at me was his nose for the ball. The guy can quickly diagnose a play, and he gets to the ball carrier in a hurry regardless of who is in his way. Great, great get for the Maize and Blue.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Remarkable||
Wow, they roared by the ACC and BigXII. The deal is especially remarkable considering:
Although as a West Cost native I am happy for the Pac 10-->12 and wouldn't mind some more pub for the league...
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Then you haven't heard Stokes compliment||
... he makes Fred Jackson sound like a Debbie Downer.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Want to see real, game pressure for kickers...||
... which we won't see until Fall.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Damnit, why Japan?||
This situation sucks so much. I keep thinking: why does it have to be Japan who is worrying about the event of a nuclear melt down? Haven't they suffered enough nuclear damage already?
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Welcome!||
Welcome to Michigan, Kellen, from a fanbase who is as excited as you are that you are blue!
You sir, are a BEAST. Keep up the hard work, and can't wait to see what you do on the field at the Big House.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Awesome!!||
That is ABSOLUTELY AWESOME. Wow.
Great find and post, thank you.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Dunk||
He had a nice dunk in that game, too. It seemed more impressive on the highlights on ESPN, but there's a clip of him at the bottom of this link...:
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Holy s-bomb that picture is adorable||
Just had to throw that out there. Also, I'm in agreement with a poster above: you have to love guys who end up going to their dream school (*am knocking on wood that he goes Blue, of course*). The fact he had to battle adversity to get there only makes it sweeter.
Here's to hoping he chooses Michigan and that he has a fantastic career, both on the field and off.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Agree to disagree||
I'm in agreement with michgoblue. Texas, Cali, Ohio, Florida, Mars, any pipeline with schools that produde D1 talent is great with me. But I've loved watching the Pahokee kids play. And Odoms may fit into Hoke's style better than you/I think - Steve Smith is small(ish) and does just fine as an outside receiver in a pro-set offense. (/man-crush on Odoms.) And of course Pahokee has some bigger dudes, as Ash (DT) demonstrates...
Anyway, we can agree to disagree, but it's a non-issue since I'm sure all we really care about is that we want the men who we recruit to be thrilled to be attending Michigan. Our current team, who I think is expressing an amazing amount of solidarity, is showing that, as are our current recruits. (As am I, since I am originally from California and am thrilled to be here. Ha, it's just too bad I'm not a D-1 athlete, or else I'd recruit like Miller/Hayes and help to develop a Cali pipeline!).
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Richard Ash||
... is from Pahokee and is in last year's class.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||???||
... is my radar off, or are you suggesting we drop our Pahokee pipeline? (?!?!?)
Considering Odoms is one of my favorite players on the team (his tenacity and blocking for a WR reminds me of Hines Ward), dropping a Pahokee pipeline... that is just unfathomable, so I'll assume you mean you'll drink later to having a Pahokee pipeline, yes?
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Thanks||
Thanks for the link - the kid is good!
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Ouch||
That was painful to read.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||A plea for calm over the next few weeks||
ESPN article talking about Westerman flipping from Texas to Auburn has quotes from the man himself:
As has been reiterated around these parts, the late coaching change has hurt Hoke's chances of landing elite talent this year. That being said, I think so far he's doing well in getting good players interested, and some good players are going to sign with us this year. But let's not (completely) freak out this Feb 2nd if we aren't where we all want to be with recruiting, mmmmkay? Let's wait until 2012 to get a good assessment of were Hoke is with recruiting. (Unless, of course, he exceeds expectations in which case party hard and forget sanity.)
/preemptive plea for Feb 2nd sanity
EDIT: This is not saying Keith Heitzman is not an elite player. I don't know anything about him, and for all I know he will be the next Vernon Davis/Dallas Clark/Dwight Freeney/whoever depending on what position he will play, and is not a comment about any of our other current commits. Just a comment in general highlighting what we all know - that late coaching change = difficult to estabish ties to new coaching staff in such a short amount of time.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||ACL||
Especially after another year to recover from his ACL tear. They say it takes two (years) to really get back. I still can't believe he played last year as effectively as he did, I mean, given that he suffered his injury so late in the prior year vs. OSU...
But yeah, I agree, don't sleep on Smith. I like all our backs in one way or another, and can't wait to see what happens.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Accuracy||
When Tate threw it, it always seemed to be between the numbers. I was constantly impressed with his accuracy. But maybe that was because I was comparing him to Threet/Sherridan.
I love Denard, but am not in love with his accuracy. Tate DEFINITELY scrambles too much, and needs to stay in the pocket more. But in 2009 he was a true freshman relying on skills that he was able to devour the competition with in high school, and in 2010 he didn't play much. I am not positive he would have learned to stay in the pocket more as an upperclassman, but his accuracy would not have dissapeared.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||This sucks - best wishes to Tate wherever he ends up||
Tate brought tons of excitement to this fanbase, and is one heck of an accurate passer. He's definitely fun to watch on the field. His freshman year yielded many, many "oh no he didn't" moments (good and bad, of course, but so many good ones).
What bums me the most is that he would have been a GERAT asset moving forward with our transition. When reading Brian's assessment of Al Borges' offense, how can you not think of Tate?
Doesn't this suck. Like RR, I wish him nothing but the best and will root for him wherever he ends up (as long as he is not playing us, of course).