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|2 weeks 3 days ago||Fox tore his acl about||
Fox tore his acl about halfway(ish) through his senior season. Came in weighing around 340 and still rehabbing his knee. I would imagine that limits your ability to participate in weight lifting and conditioning. He is going to probably need another year before he is ready to play much at all, besides garbage time.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Morgan redefines a fucking||
Morgan redefines a fucking mismatch. Go Blue!
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Although you're quite right||
Although you're quite right that not all recruits care about relationships, some recruits do. Two recent examples: Robinson and Mitch. Although it's most certainly depressing, there will be other recruits.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||He and his family will be in||
He and his family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Hopefully he can kick the tumor's ass. In this case I will full heartedly support Iowa and the McCaffrey family.
|5 weeks 4 hours ago||Vincent Smith also||
After he tore his ACL in the Ohio game his freshman year, he was much slower and less agile his sophomore year. Granted he never was a particularly dynamic runner, but it took him a while to fully recover. He was much better his junior year. These are college kids trying to rehab their way back to game shape. Especially Butt, who is still trying to get to optimal college weight and size.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I think you underestimate how||
I think you underestimate how the likelihood that GRIII and Mitch leave. The NBA is quite different from how football players develop and needing time. The vast majority of college basketball players are predetermined to not play in the NBA because of the step up. As several other posters have mentioned, the NBA drafts quite often on potential. And any player development that can be done in college, can more easily be done in the NBA where you are focusing exclusively on basketball (obviously excludes situations where players are focusing on partying/social life more).
The question becomes what is the cost/benefit ratio to staying. Basically, what return will GRIII or Mitch get if they stay. That benefit diminishes significantly as you get older in college. Yes, both Glenn and Mitch can develop more, but why can't they do that in the NBA. One of the issues with age is that few players are ready to make an immediate impact and take years to develop. If you're younger when you enter the NBA, then when you hit that level or preparedness, you are that much younger and will have that many extra years to play.
I think Glenn is more likely to go than not, especially if he gets a 1st Round grade. Mitch has to ask whether staying will boost his stock. He probably isn't a first round grade with the back injuries, but will another year of college cure that problem, especially when he gets another year older? Maybe. If it won't, he will want to enter the draft and start preparing for his career there.
If all three leave, I think we see a lot more Spike and Walton line-ups. Also, lots of 38+ games for Levert. Chatman will probably be more of a SF, although certainly can play SG. I don't know if Wilson will be ready to contribute immediately. And, although Biefeldt is shorter, he is more of a C than PF. If we lose all 3, we probably take a step back, unless Levert, Walton, and Irvin all take a big step forward (quite possible) and Donnal is ready to go.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Ya, but still pretty far off.||
Ya, but still pretty far off. We would have to jump Wisco and Arizona. If we were to beat Wisco in the tourney, then we could pass them, but Arizona would have to have a dud in the tourney for us to pass them. I haven't checked the recent rankings for the ACC teams (Duke, Syracuse, and Virginia) either. It is becoming more plausible, but still quite unlikely. But think of how a 2 seed would look after our start to the season. Pretty darned good.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Tip of the cap to a great||
Tip of the cap to a great Wolverine and a great person. Proud to have him represent the Team and the University.
|6 weeks 12 hours ago||Bisb, that was hilarious.||
Bisb, that was hilarious. Lots of great references. You're posts always crack me up. Keep up the good work.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Actually, I think the ideal||
Actually, I think the ideal LT is 6'6-6'8. I believe Brian linked an article a couple years back about how the average NFL LT is about 6'5. One issue was that most guys are measured taller than they are and I think the article was meant to shed light on height not being indicative of success and it noted that the focus around height revolved more around the longer arms that came with height, I believe.
|9 weeks 6 hours ago||And you're probably right||
And you're probably right that many if not most people who do not support the homosexual lifestyle or homosexual rights aren't going to come to the light, so to speak, because someone on TV is talking about it. Nonetheless, the hope is that expanding the dialogue about the situation can often be helpful in getting people to think about things differently, especially about how the NFL, or more specifically NFL GMs and executives, handle the situation. I can't speak for how locker room a or nfl players will react to this situation and they might not be swayed by the media fixating on it, but you never know. And if we are already going to be bombarded by asinine sports journalists debating all manners of sports in massive generalities, in completely unsupported opinions, and passing off highlights and fluff pieces as actual journalism, I don't mind a few more talking heads focusing on it. When so many other parts of American culture seem either 100% okay with a homosexual lifestyle or at least indifferent to it, it raises the question as to why it's such a hot bed issue in the NFL.
|9 weeks 9 hours ago||Although you may be right||
Although you may be right about the spectacle of it all affecting his ability to find success in the NFL, I think you are underestimating the effects that taking a stance/pounding the desk in moral indignation might have on the anchor and overlooking the fact that he is also operating in a world where his ass is on the line. If he takes a stand in support of Sam and critical of the NFL, he might be alienating his viewers and if he alienates enough of them-or his superiors or whoever owns the station-then he will face real consequences. Additionally, he is going to have to answer to hundreds of people who he interacts with normally who might not appreciate his viewpoint. Obviously it's easier to preach from a soapbox, but his soapbox might not appreciate the consequences of his advocacy and he might suffer the consequences.
Also, I think you underestimate how his perspective might change how people think. One of his main points was criticism of the NFLs hypocrisy when it devalues responsibility or moral/human/family values for fiscal and team success. Instead of allowing people to focus the debate on whether this is right or wrong or whether he will negatively impact the locker room, he expands the conversation by analyzing how the NFL has reacted to scenarios that raise similar abstract moral or team concerns in the past. He seems to be trying to expand how people look at the situation.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Maybe the journalism market||
Maybe the journalism market on the West Coast provides more opportunities than the Midwest does. Probably wouldn't hurt to start networking and getting references in that neck of the woods in case one didn't want to stay with sports his or her entire life.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Intertube water polo. Duh.||
Intertube water polo. Duh.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Ya that game was bitter cold||
Ya that game was bitter cold with it being wet and then freezing. I remember getting back to my house and the half of my roommates that left early had used up all the hot water. Sucked. That was also the game I learned there was an M on the other side of the Big House because so many fans had left by half time that you could see the M under the remaning fans.
However, I attended the Iowa game this season which was supposed to have been the coldest game in Iowa's history at Kinnick Stadium. It was miserable. We were so layered up but we could still feel the bitter cold. I don't think I felt my toes all game long. We left our seats and went up to the vacated top row because we could stand and move around to stay warm. Probably a worse game since I didn't harbor any illusions about the 2008 NW game or season; however, I still hoped we could beat Iowa and end the season 8-4. After 1st quarter, it just felt like an inevitable progression towards a lose and was kind of a microcosm of our season. The only redeeming quality is the Iowa fans are really nice and hospitable and no one said anything to us after the game.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Magnus, do you think part of||
Magnus, do you think part of the heavy rotation is the fact that we haven't really have a lot of established playmakers and had a lot of youth on the line, particularly last season? Would seem there would be less rotation once a few guys emerge to claim spots, which we kind of saw later in the season as Clark and Black were playing nearly all the time. It would seem with QWash's back injury that the coaches were plugging in a lot of guys to try to figure out the working recipe.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||I agree||
But to elaborate, why force Beyer to be something he isn't when we have even more depth at SDE next year. Heitzman, Wormley and Godin will have another year of development and weightlifting. Hopefully we can find some competent starters out of them. Plus, Strobel might be able to make an impact also. I'm sure Beyer will put his hand in the ground occasionally, but I would prefer it to be more of a situational/pass-rushing type situation, i.e. third downs and the like. Or maybe Ojemudia takes a step forward. Plus, outside of a RS FR McCray and a RS SO Gant, we will have no backups for JMFR who, although a champion, will need some rest occasionally. Would be great to plug Beyer in on those situations.
Edit: I was not implying Heitzman, Wormley, Godin, or anyone else wasn't competent. Also, this situation could be put in limbo if Henry has to start at NT cause Pipkins isn't ready. Hopefully he comes back from that knee injury ready to kick ass.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Fuck cancer indeed. Great||
Fuck cancer indeed. Great news my friend. Hopefully the holidays are great and there is more good news to come. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers and Go Blue.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Although true, it is a bit of||
Although true, it is a bit of an arbitrary measurement. I'm sure one could change the measuring stick to improve ohios production just as easily.
|19 weeks 12 hours ago||+1||
|22 weeks 7 hours ago||Ya Hyuge was in the Naval||
Ya Hyuge was in the Naval Engineering Program. As for Morgan, good for him. Morgan went to my high school and has always been a pretty intelligent and focused guy considering his athletic potential. Many of our other athletes would leave because they couldn't or didn't want to stay academically eligible. However, Morgan is just one example in comparison to the hundreds of other main sport athletes that don't do it. From what has been reported, it seemed Michigan was trying to sell him on financial management instead of engineering. Edit: Got lazy and just posted both responses in this comment. Sorry.
|22 weeks 11 hours ago||Probably both||
It seems the coaches pushed Sports Management because it's easier to manage playing football than engineering. Anyone who did the engineering program at Michigan can tell you how difficult it is to do without trying to be an All-American DE. Hoke tends to be honest and up-front with recruits and probably told him that they didn't think he could do it so pushed the sports management front. Alabama probably had no such qualms and maybe honestly believe they can have him do both programs, although, knowing Nick Saban, I really, really doubt it.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||This^||
It should also be noted/emphacized that a loss on Saturday would pretty much take us out of the Big Ten title picture. Big game + bye week = more focus and scrutiny on MSU.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||I disagree that it would not||
I disagree that it would not be a "make" type pick-up. As you said, our recruiting class is solid so missing out on both would not "break" the class. However, it would leave us with a solid or top 30/25 class and without a pure SG (although Hatch probably could play SG/SF role if he is healthy enough to play). With him it gives us a top 15 class, maybe top 10 class, and a recruit for every position we need. Plus, some scouts say he is one of the best shooters out there so definitely would an enormous pickup.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Sorry Ill-advised question||
Didn't mean to put you on the spot. Good call on the impartiality. I'll just have to do independent research, instead of lazily asking you, utilizing this newfangled tool called the "Internet" and all these informative updates you/Ace/et al of the numerous other Michigan recuiting followers are posting.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||What would you list be||
What would you list be Brandon? I'm assuming Dillman would be on top?
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Do we think this is going to||
Do we think this is going to lead to further suspensions?
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Offering statements made by||
Offering statements made by former players alluding to possbile benefits to being a football player is some form of proof. Obviously the poster cannot produce the players to testify to it. I think you are criticizing it more for the statement's reliability, i.e. it is an internet poster on a forum saying that someone told him this was happening. And to a certain extent you should be dubious of claims. However, you shouldn't be blind to the potential problem or too naieve to think Michigan doesn't find benefits for its players, whether that be at a car dealership, with alums, or in the classroom. Although I hold Michigan to higher standards to most University's in this approach, I think the evidence points to Michigan also engaging in shady/questionable behavior on numerous occasions. Also, didn't Woodson admit during a civil trial that he had taken a few minor benefits from an agent before finishing his career up at Michigan (like a suit for the Heisman ceremony and a flight to a party or something)? I remember reading online about it somewhere.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Probably see more Henry||
It wouldn't surprise me to see more Henry at the 3-Tech instead of Black, although that means less rest for Washington at Nose unless they want to give Ash a few reps. This will be a less pass-focused offense than many of the other offenses we have seen this year, so I would guess we throw out some stouter fronts. Or maybe more of Heitzman at SDE and Godin/Wormley next to Washington. Regardless, Washington is going to get plenty of play and the Dline will probably show a little bigger than it has in the past few weeks.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Really?||
Could have sworn it was Sammie Wotkeens.