landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
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|22 weeks 7 hours ago||Congrats on the kid!||
It's going to be tough but you're going to have some fun too.
Thanks for the write up. I remember being excited about Durkin too, but after the OSU game I am in Missouri. Show me something Coach Brown. I know you're good but let's see it on the field in the B1G.
|22 weeks 7 hours ago||I was also looking at 2017||
And it does look bad. However, I think that college football teams almost always look bad somewhere when you look two years down the road.
So, I don't think it's that bad. Maybe see where things were at the end 2013? I haven't had time to do that but how scary would 2015 have looked in December 2013?
|22 weeks 7 hours ago||Well put||
By the same logic Jourdan Lewis should be going to the NFL this year, but he isn't.
|22 weeks 7 hours ago||No need to criticize||
Just asking the question is criticizing him. Let's not forget the story that Sam Webb related yesterday re OSU fans criticizing a possible recruit on a message board and him mother reading about it.
|22 weeks 8 hours ago||Most 18 year olds dont make business decisions||
Good for you, really, but it is easy to see an 18 year old saying my family is so important to my success that I need to stay home.
Is is likely that he has a better chance to play in the NFL if he goes Blue? Sure, probably.
But what if he needs immediate family support (for whatever reason) and so if he comes to Michigan he loses that support, making it a lot harder for him to play great football and had little chance to make it to the NFL.
Contrived? Maybe. But I think its a definite possibility.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||You are really new, so some more information ...||
UFRs are articles written by Brian after most UM football games. It lists out most of the plays, including formations, and points out exceptionally good and bad play, if any, on each play.
The best way to understand is to look at one:
Hope this helped.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||This!!||
How is he going to handle it when (if) his wife gets a position where she isn't away much or when (if) they have children??
|23 weeks 5 hours ago||I prefer really good||
I prefer really good coordinators that aren't likely to leave in a year.
|23 weeks 6 hours ago||I know university investigators NEVER lie and Wikipedia is NEVER||
wrong but I am not so sure this time that the situation is clear cut. After all, he did win a wrongful termination lawsuit.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||That's a simple minded statement||
Example is the comparision of luck factors from 2011 to 2015, fumbles recovered.
Another real live (though dated) example is an NHL team (Colorado I think) whose best player was injured for almost the whole season, came back in time to get in shape for the playoffs and I think they got to the Stanley Cup or won it.
In one sense you are who your record says you are, but I bet most people would pick one team over another to play in a bowl game, same record, if they had a choice.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Coordinator?||
There are a LOT of coaches out there. Which AD and HC want to take the risk of hiring Sark as a coordinator? I don't see why a FBS school (or even an FCS school) would want to hire him, with the added risk of his "disability" relapsing and getting sued?
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Bad for Sark long term||
Sure he can get some money now but will he every get hired again??
I can say this because I am not (and will never be) in a position hire a football coach but there is no way I would hire an alcoholic that publicly sued his employer threatening bad publicity.
Sure Sarks going to make some money off of this today, and the lawyer is going to make money off of this (and will then go away), but will Sark make more money off of this if you look at the next 10 years?
I seriously doubt so.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Yep, I really believe this now!||
Brandon was truly a complete steaming pile of shit as UM AD
|24 weeks 2 days ago||You're right ... kinda||
You are strictly correct on the facts, but I am not convinced your conclusion is so strong. At Arizona, his record in the Pac-12 the last four years is 4-5, 4-5, 7-2, 3-6 for a total of 18-18. Not great, hardly, but given that over the past 4 years the Pac-12 can make a case for being the best conf in college football (and almost certainly they were the second best), that is pretty good. Combined with the fact the Arizona is not an easy place to win and he is basically somewhere around the #15 to #20 HC in the country. If he decided he wanted a good DC and a good special teams coach he might crack the top 10 but certainly wouldn't crack the top 5. RR is a very good coach, but he is not elite. We know that for sure now. Of course I don't think Lloyd or Moeller were elite (and of course not Hoke). Frankly if you look at Bo's football record after his first 5 years at Michigan, and he was HC for almost 25 years total, Bo was not quite elite either.
Arizona is not an easy place to win. People love to overlook that. Also I love it how so many people are jumping on RR THIS year when they are 6-6 and not last year when they had 10 wins and went to the Pac-12 championship game.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah||
I am guessing it's his agent. Of course, he might actually be interested as well. But no doubt it's a no lose situation for him (and his agent) to express interest in the Michigan job.
|25 weeks 19 hours ago||I don't think anybody's saying||
that our rivals are going to be bad, just that they are peaking this year and won't be quite as good next year. This year we came very close to beating sparty. Yes we still lost but it was very close and that should give us a lot of confidence (not just hope) that we can go toe to toe with them next year, even in East Lansing. And if the difference between msu and UM narrows next year, we may be legitamately favored in the game next year. OSU is another matter but there is more than hope that we can at leas make a game of it next year despite this year's blowout.
|25 weeks 21 hours ago||Well put||
He has commited to Michigan. Even if it's a soft commit, I don't see what Texas has to offer a UM commit.
|25 weeks 21 hours ago||This is still bad||
Richt to Maryland is better than Durkin to Maryland but still not good. Richt is a good to very good coach. He could definitely raise Maryland up to 8 to 9 wins a season. And where is the link to this?
|25 weeks 2 days ago||Really good point||
If he's willing to play RB. I'm sure he still has hopes of being an NFL QB.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||I agree||
I am also concerned about that. I guess we have to rely on the coaching staff to handle that but it seems to me that if we bring in another 5th year grad transfer at QB (two years in a row) then only two things can happen, both bad:
1) The 5th year grad transfer does not play or plays vey little - Makes it less likely we can get another 5th year grad transfer at QB in the future
2) And worse, the existing QBs on the team think it's unfair: competition is fine, but if you have to compete with a 5th year QB EVERY year, then it's not a fair competition
|25 weeks 2 days ago||Obligatory||
I think Peppers is too short to go to the NFL after next year :-)
|25 weeks 2 days ago||I would pay to see that!||
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Exactly! I want OSU to win||
Exactly! I want OSU to win 151 - 144 in 40+ overtimes!
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Good point!||
|27 weeks 6 hours ago||I thinks he's got a good shot at UDFA and||
if he plays well the rest of the season, he might get drafted in the 6th or 7th rounds.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Hate to say it, but I don't see how we are favored||
With the injuries to the D-line I don't see how we are favored at PSU. The offense is doing better but this game is a toss up.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Hackett!||
Amazing that Dave Brandon, marketing genius, didn't listen to his customers. Hackett is showing the DB how to "market your brand."
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Absolutely Fantastic!||
There was a lot of good stuff but I have to say this is a classic!
"Much like the Hoke/Franklin poker game last year, one coach played a Skip card, and the other responded by playing a gingerbread man card from Candyland."
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Important adjustment||
It felt to me that Rutgers was daring Rudock to beat them ... and he did. They were overplaying the run all night. I don't think the O-Line or RBs / FBs played badly. I think Rutgers was just playing run on almost any play.
That's why Rudock had a great night, but he HAD to. Not taking anything away from Rudock. He played great. Rutgers gave him the opportunity and he took it.
This should make it very clear to the remaining teams on our schedule to not overplay the run so much.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||Peppers played a lot of snaps||
I don't like it that we used Peppers for so many snaps against Minnesota, but, as has been said ... we don't win the game without Peppers on offense.
I hope we can mostly save Peppers for the OSU game.