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|35 weeks 3 days ago||Good luck Max. I hope he does||
Good luck Max. I hope he does well, but when he plays Michigan, I hope he plays relatively poorly. He's played for us for 4 years and did his time. Thanks Max.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||Thank you so much for your||
Thank you so much for your service. And thank your brothers for their service. Thanks for sharing the article with us. It helps give me a small, small taste of what it was like for you and others who fight for us. Have a great Memorial Day and I hope things keep going well for you and your brothers in life after Afghanistan.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||At Sapori Trattoria, an||
At Sapori Trattoria, an Italian restaurant in Lakeview Chicago. It's a delicious place. Was on a date and convinced my date to watch the comeback at the little bar there. Bartender was a Kansas fan. I remember telling him I was skeptical we could come back down 10, but he said he wasn't confident with any Kansas lead. He was right. I watched overtime on the screen over my dates shoulder. It was a wonderful night.
|43 weeks 4 days ago||Or maybe he decided the sure||
Or maybe he decided the sure thing was better than holding a spot open for Brown. There's a difference between recruiting Brown, a theoretical one and done, and passing on talented players at the risk of coming up empty with Brown. If they locked Brown down earlier, he would have taken the spot. Just because a player is a 5 star talent-aka one and done-doesn't mean you pass on other possibilities out there. He recruited both Brown and Wagner with hopes of getting or or both, depending on how the situation plays out. We have one, Wagner. Beilein went outside his typecast mold by recruiting Brown, but made a judgment call to take Wagner. Probably for good reason.
|49 weeks 3 days ago||When you're rookie of the||
When you're rookie of the year and then follow that up with two back to back all star seasons, with one season being an MVP season, one can see how he could be arrogant. But I guess his humility, combined with his trying childhood home environment make him an easy target for fan ridicule. Sorry his knees aren't holding up. I'm sure he loves the fact that his knees can't hold up in the last couple seasons.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Thank you Brady Hoke. Your||
Thank you Brady Hoke. Your commitment and dedication to the University and the players has been unparalleled. I thank you for your time and shouldering the burden of leading this Team for the last four years. Lord knows it was not easy. I wish you the best going forward. Good luck with all your endeavors.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||It was a bad joke.||
It was a bad joke.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Great story. Thanks for||
Great story. Thanks for sharing. Rooting for him even more.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||WOOHOO!||
Congrats for Glenn. Great news! Hope he kicks ass, has a fun time, and makes Michigan proud.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||It will be interesting to see||
It will be interesting to see if Michigan coaches use Bunting this year as a purely pass catching TE. At 6'7, it would seem he might be useful on third downs. Given his experience at WR, Michigan could flank him out and use him as a big target. Then again, we have a lot more pass catching options than before. Then again, he is 6'7.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Couple things||
Does he know that Thomas Gordon was Michigan's other starting safety last season (or at least started most of the games)? Also, he conveniently forgets that Wilson was dropped in and out of the S lineup just as much as any of the other starters at S. That being said, I think we can be excited about Wilson too. He has improved each year and hopefully will put together an impressive season as an upperclassman. Also, I am not fully buying the Lewis supplanting Countess hype until we see more from Lewis in fall. Both Taylor and Countess have really good speed and, although smaller, are impressive athletes. I am slightly confused as to questioning their athleticism. Any attacks over the top had to do more with them getting beat on WR routes or moves, play calls, or just height issues rather than just any old WR with decent speed blowing right past them. Additionally, Countess rarely got beat during the season. It wasn't until Locket served him (and the other corners) up on a platter in the bowl game that we could say someone was blowing past Countess. Okay article and Nick generally does a solid job, but seems more like off-season speculation than anything particularly insightful.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Gotcha. Yeah Randle is a||
Gotcha. Yeah Randle is a ridiculous player and athletic specimen. He was definitely bulling his way right to the basket. Going right through GRIII or around any of our bigger players we tried to match up with him.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Agree with mostly everything||
Agree with mostly everything you said, but in regards to the UK game, so much of being bullied by them was an inability to keep their perimeter players in front of us on the defensive end. When UK's perimeter players blew past our defenders that requires Morgan or someone else to come over and defend. That allowed several UK forwards to have wide open dunk or put back attempts as the person guarding them was forced to rotate. It was a problem all year long.
Hopefully defensive improvements from Caris, Irvin, and Walton on the perimeter will help keep more of the opposing team's perimeter players in front of them. That would help mitigate the defensive drop-off at the position. However, as you are apt to point out, Morgan was running the defense from his position, which Donnal will probably not be able to do this year. Might make it tougher for Caris, Irvin, and Walton to handle switches and the like. I guess we will see how it plays out. Morgan is a major loss. Hopefully Donnal can fill the void.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Although, to be fair, doesn't||
Although, to be fair, doesn't ESPN have the most accurate rankings and evaluations for basketball?
|1 year 29 weeks ago||You can tell Jake Ryan has||
You can tell Jake Ryan has spent a lot of time under Hoke's tutelage.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||No problem amigo. Good luck||
No problem amigo. Good luck with the transition. I hope it goes well and you get to do some cool stuff.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Sorry, figured I would change||
Sorry, figured I would change it myself. Didn't think you would be on the mistake so quickly. And I concur. It would be cool to be able to keep tabs on fellow Michigan alums and what they are doing in the Metro Detroit area. Hopefully, it is something we will continue to see grow.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Oops. Forgot to make the link||
Oops. Forgot to make the link accessible. Try this: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/lsa/ci.indetroitlsaisonthemap_ci.detail
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Tried that. Doesn't work.||
Tried that. Doesn't work.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Functionally, I think Isaac||
Functionally, I think Isaac is a 2014 recruit at this point if he gets the RS. Nonetheless, probably means we are only taking 1 RB in this class, which is fine.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Irving? I believe he is||
Irving? I believe he is already on the Cavs.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||As the other posters said, we||
As the other posters said, we have a better chance with Roseboro. Additionally, the coaches had Roseboro ticketed as a SDE from the get go but expected Cornell to be a WDE. Once Cornell started growing into more of a SDE, maybe that changed the coaches perspective on Cornell and his abilities. It's better to focus on a guy we have a chance with versus a guy who doesn't seem to interested anymore. Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe Roseboro plays FB/RB on his team too which would indicate he has decent athleticism and mobility. Plus, I am sure much of Roseboro's weight isn't good weight and he will shed plenty of pounds when he enters a college strengthening and conditioning program.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Michigan's depth chart, when||
Michigan's depth chart, when Weber would step on campus, will (most likely) read:
Junior: Green, Smith, Johnson
Sophomore: Isaac and Douglas
That's 5 RB's with no seniors. Granted, Michigan will probably only be taking one RB in this class whereas MSU seems to be taking two and MSU has several other RB's on it's roster too, so the numbers look relatively even. I would just hesitate to say that this development is what puts us over the top in winning the recruiting battle for Weber. It will most certainly help and might help lessen MSU's focus on Weber, but how Michigan continues to rebuild its relationship with Weber will be more important.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||I wouldn't say that's the||
I wouldn't say that's the most likely scenario. MSU landing Scott probably does help Michigan, but I think Michigan continuing to develop a relationship with Weber is more important. I think the effect of a school landing another recruit at the same position is overstated, depending on what the depth chart looks like and depending on whether the recruit has specifically expressed a desire to be the only recruit in his class. If we end up landing Weber, this is probably only a minor reason it happens. If Weber is feeling MSU, I wouldn't put it past him to commit there even though MSU already landed Scott.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Shitty recruiting?||
Have you been following Hoke's recruiting? Patience. Hoke's first full recruiting class is just hitting maturation. We should see that bounce back year you are referring to.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Slight correction: Devin||
Slight correction: Devin would have been a RS FR in 2011. Regardless, we played really well that year as you are correct to point out.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||As others have mentioned, it||
As others have mentioned, it seemed like we were losing a lot of ground on most of our QB recruits. There seemed to be a lot of general interest in the 2015 class but no one seemed like they wanted to jump on board. Do you think patience and some more targetted interest at some of the remaining targets would have led to success with another recruit?
The DeWeaver offer is the one that seems too soon. He seems like he has a lot of potential but with a prospect that seems to still be developing, it would seem prudent to see how he continues to develop. Maybe the situation resembles Beilein with recruits where the coaches are looking at kids who are still developing and trying to project talent and physical skills a couple years down the road. Obviously basketball recruiting is very different. Magnus, has there been any word on whether the coaches have stopped recruiting other 2016 QB's? All the general recruiting evaluations seem to keep mentioning Costello, Henry, and a few others. Does the strategy seem lock DeWeaver down early so we have a QB in the 2016 class and then swing for the fences with a higher rated prospect who could come in and not need to RS? Then we could RS DeWeaver and give him more time to develop. Just a thought.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Seth, so sorry to hear this.||
Seth, so sorry to hear this. You and your family have my thoughts and condolences.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Additionally||
He also struggled a lot in pass coverage, particularly covering TE's. I cannot remember where I was reading it, but someone in the Michigan blogosphere was writing about how offenses learned to take advantage of Ross' aggressiveness. Building on his experience from last season, hopefully he can make fewer mistakes, make a few more big plays, and continue making the necessary and boring plays that he does.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Everybody. But seriously,||
Everybody. But seriously, probably Henry, Lewis, Wilson, Magnuson, and Glasgow. Any of Ross, RJS, or Bolden could too. It will be interesting to see how Pipkins, Darboh, and Butt come back from injury. With the 2012 recruiting class finally becoming upperclassmen, we could see a lot. Going to be interesting.