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|7 hours 12 min ago||Dymonte Thomas returning||
Dymonte Thomas returning kicks. Hope he hits it big there.
|7 hours 14 min ago||We figure to be in 2 LB||
We figure to be in 2 LB packages very often, probably most downs. So depth becomes less of a concern.
And I think you're on to something with the moving back. If Harbaugh can move two guys to TE this year, I dont see why he couldn't move two guys to LB next year if need be.
|7 hours 17 min ago||Glenmorangie. Cellar 13 if||
Glenmorangie. Cellar 13 if you can get a bottle.
|1 day 11 hours ago||<3||
|1 day 14 hours ago||What's weird is that Funk||
What's weird is that Funk actually got really good play from Molk, Lewan, Schofield, and even Huyge. I think the guy might be able to coach experienced kids, but has no idea how to get young guys ready. Like, he might be an decent coach but just a dreadful teacher.
I wont miss him, but looking back on his time is so interesting.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Also favoring us in 2011: not||
Also favoring us in 2011: not getting knocked off the line, linebackers attacking the gaps, backs mot letting guys behind them.
The turnovers certainly helped the team, but that defensive improvement was no mirage. The jump from 2010 to 2011 was so drastic that we want to give credit to turnovers, otherwise it would be unfathomable. Think about that.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Funny thing. Off the field,||
Funny thing. Off the field, Hanlon was ALWAYS smiling. He's the most cheerful coach I've ever seen. I suppose its easy to smile when you know you've always done the job really, really well.
|1 day 15 hours ago||I'm hoping these quotes are||
I'm hoping these quotes are more similar to the ones from Roh and RVB about the new coaches finally teaching them how to do what they wanted to accomplish rather than just telling them to go out and do it. Those quotes were accurate -- the new coaching made real players out of them.
I expected a nice jump in OL play due to each of them being another year in the system and not having to replace any starters. But with Drevno, I'm now expecting a quantum leap. And I haven't been an optimist w/r/t the OL since Lloyd retired.
Kids always talk up the new staff, you're right. But lets go with some optimism in this case. Can't hurt until the first loss.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Wheatley at OT is something I||
Wheatley at OT is something I am all for. Reminds me of Jon Jansen.
|3 days 6 hours ago||SKYPE MEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!||
|3 days 6 hours ago||Skype me.||
|3 days 6 hours ago||Is your refrigerator running?||
Is your refrigerator running?
|3 days 7 hours ago||I will fellate myself if a QB||
I will fellate myself if a QB starts for Michigan.
|3 days 7 hours ago||If anything bad happens to||
If anything bad happens to Rudock before the Utah game, I am going to slap your face, you Goddamn jinx.
|3 days 7 hours ago||Beat Ohio. Beat Ohio in 69,||
Beat Ohio. Beat Ohio in 69, Beat Ohio in 97, Beat Ohio in 2011, Beat Ohio in 2015, Beat Ohio forever.
|3 days 7 hours ago||Typical Catholic, always||
Typical Catholic, always thinking about cornholing someone or other.
I'm also a Catholic, for what it's worth, so you can't fool me.
|3 days 9 hours ago||Road game. Out west. Bad team||
Road game. Out west. Bad team last year. New QB. New coach.
We will win, but based on a lot of common metrics/factors, Utah should be favored.
|3 days 9 hours ago||Yeah, and that was a mistake.||
Yeah, and that was a mistake. Doesn't make him a bad guy, just a guy who said something he shouldn't have one time. Same as Gardner.
All this IMO, obviously.
|3 days 15 hours ago||Has there been any proof? Or||
Has there been any proof? Or is this even a common rumor? I always assumed it was one of Les's guys who had caught wind of the discussion between Miles and Martin saying he would never say no to Michigan and jumped the gun. Ockham's razor and all that. I know a few guys who were downright giddy about Miles before the ESPN thing broke, and they were definitely guys in his camp.
|3 days 15 hours ago||Different opinion here. I||
Different opinion here. I always like Gardner, but this stuff kinda knocks him down a bit in my book. Not that he's wrong to feel this way, but talking out of school for a book is not for me. Call me old fashioned.
|4 days 8 hours ago||Are we sure it was someone in||
Are we sure it was someone in Carr's camp? Les has a lot of allies in Ann Arbor, and Carr isn't one of them.
|4 days 16 hours ago||What a cocksucker.||
What a cocksucker.
|4 days 16 hours ago||Why wont they just disclose||
Why wont they just disclose injuries? This is an outrage!
|4 days 17 hours ago||And genital herpes is||
And genital herpes is 'better' than AIDS.
Who is having a Coach Rod v Hoke debate? Not me. I cant see anyone else doing it either. But some of us dont buy the 'lack of support is what did Coach Rod in' narrative.
|5 days 4 hours ago||Yes, he's a good coach. But I||
Yes, he's a good coach. But I would trade all of those wins for 5 at Michigan. If he'd won 5 more over his term, he might still be here and we would all be happy, particularly the guys who think he was sabotaged.
|5 days 6 hours ago||That's besides the point,||
That's besides the point, though. Nowhere in there did I deny that Coach Rod was the better coach. But you seem to want to blame everything on lack of support. If that's true, coaches aren't very valuable at all. His superior coaching was worth less than Lloyd Carr's blessing.
It tickles me when someone accuses others of ignoring context while blaming the failure of an entire program on one factor.
They both failed. Its not like one was Lombardi and the other Marinelli. Couple of Fontes's.
|5 days 7 hours ago||By and large, you are right.||
By and large, you are right. The 3-3-5 is just a defense with its own keys and reads and can stop just about anything. But it does specialize against the spread. Those hybrid space players that are all the rage are essentially modern spread-busters, which is why they are at such a premium, because the spread is so prevalent.
But it does have weaknesses. Wisconsin will take your hybrid space player, put an extra tight end or fullback on him, kick his dick in the dirt for 4 quarters, and make you wish you had replaced him with a 3 technique. I expect Harbaugh's Michigan to do the same.
Which leads to what I thought Coach Rod's biggest problem was - not the scheme, but the dogmatic belief that he had to have that defense come hell or high water, defensive coordinator be damned, irrespective of opposing offense. Like Durkin, I like mu defenses multiple. Have a base, even 3-3-5 if you like, but be able to adjust.
|5 days 8 hours ago||Your math seems off. If Coach||
Your math seems off. If Coach Rod is 10 coaching units better than Hoke, but Hoke has the better record at Michigan, you seem to suggest that support of the old guard is worth at least 11 coaching units. That I cannot abide.
|5 days 14 hours ago||I have it on good authority||
I have it on good authority that Lloyd hated Miss Rita's nacho dip. One taste and that was all she wrote.
|5 days 14 hours ago||I didn't mean to suggest that||
I didn't mean to suggest that strong a position. I was trying to say that a coach who is hired from inside kinda sorta mitigates the 'his guys v his guys' narrative that is really common in nearly all coaching transitions.
It's impossible to say that Coach Rod was responsible for Carr's successes and failures because he had no part in it. But its also impossible to say that Carr was totally irresponsible for Moeller's successes and failures, because he did have a part in it. Small part, sure. Just drawing a small distinction.
Again, I'm not saying they were his guys. But they weren't quite not his guys either, that's all.
Edit: I misread your post as well. Yes, Hoke gets an equal share as Carr for recruiting under Moeller. If Hoke had been made HC instead of Carr, I would also draw the same distinction mentioned above.