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|4 hours 44 min ago||Drevno and Durkin were doing||
Drevno and Durkin were doing the drafting, so I sure as hell hope they do.
|7 hours 9 min ago||From what I can gather on||
|2 days 14 hours ago||The point isn't whether||
The point isn't whether smoking weed is a big deal or not, the point is do you have control over using it. Not being able to lay off for a month so as to not jeopordize a huge paycheck likely means they can't lay off enough to not be high at practices and games.
|2 days 14 hours ago||He's been more or less shut||
He's been more or less shut down since his high school senior season. One hamstring back then, another last year, and now this. I feel terrible for the kid. Hope the medical staff and trainers can figure out what the hell is going one and keep this from happening again.
|5 days 15 hours ago||I never felt pass rush was||
I never felt pass rush was really the issue. They weren't great certainly, and if you look at the stats they were pretty awful. But watching the games, it was pretty clear to me the problem was the secondary. We got dinked and dunked to death a lot. There's just not much you can do as a pass rusher when the QB does a 3 step drop and the receiver has beat the jam from the DB, or the DB is playing 10 yards off, for a easy 5-10 yard completion.
|5 days 15 hours ago||We did it last year. I||
We did it last year. I figured I'd find ways to watch certain stuff, but truth be told, I never even bothered. It's amazing how "much watch" turns into "meh" once you don't have it for a while. We have Netflix for the few times a week we just want to put something on the TV while we eat or something.
I'm sure as football season rolls around, I'll want to look for options again, but right now, I have really zero regrets about not having any cable service whatsoever.
|1 week 5 days ago||It's a good fire 'em up||
It's a good fire 'em up drill, but isn't all that relevant to football. The defenders are attacking a gap between two blockers in most cases, not going heads up against a guy like this and having to defend the RB going to either side of the blocker.
|1 week 5 days ago||He had the lions share of||
He had the lions share of snaps at FB under Borges, we didn't see him much last year because we didn't see any FBs much under the Nuss system.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Well, I should preface that||
Well, I should preface that I'm not a city person. I lived in the suburbs there, which was maybe the worst of both worlds. Bad traffic, high cost of living, zero outdoor activities within reasonable distance, (at the risk of getting political) and stupid gun laws. Michigan/Detroit area is just a much better fit for me.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I lived in Chicago for a few||
I lived in Chicago for a few years, eastern edge of a time zone. It was really depressing. On cloudy days in the winter it was dark by 4 in the afternoon. One of the many things I hated about living there.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I wish they'd just keep it||
I wish they'd just keep it year round, which is kind of what we're heading towards (DST was expanded a few years ago). Most people want daylight after work, not before. This way you can have that and not have to deal with the internal clock issues twice a year.
Yes, I realize everyone could just go to work earlier, but the institutional inertia of the 9-5 is going to be hard to break.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||He looked great to me in the||
He looked great to me in the Spring Game last year, slightly less so in the Fall Scrimmage (no one on OL looked good). Miller beat him out, but I bet it was only by a little. Now he's gotten one more year under his belt and seems ready to contribute according to practice reports. That's right on track for a RS SO.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Rare, but not unheard of.||
Rare, but not unheard of. Some people do actually go to play school.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Well I guess that explains||
Well I guess that explains Sam switching his expected starter from Miller to Kugler overnight.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||His OL was maybe more porous||
His OL was maybe more porous than Michigan's last year, he spent most of his career running for his life IIRC, and then missed a ton of time due to mono.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Couple things:1. You need||
1. You need bodies at special teams. Just because a guy doesn't record tackles or other stats there doesn't mean he was needed. LBs seem to be the prime candidates here since they're size/athleticism combo is perfect for coverage and blocking. Same goes for FBs. Some of those get passes in my book.
2. Probably the bigger one is that the 2013 and 14 seasons were so awful we never got much garbage time, even against the cupcakes. Guys that were probably slated to start on ST and work their way into garbage time play, and them possibly into starter/role player types never got the chance to do so. Dymonte was probably a textbook case of this, guy with tremendous upside that the was penciled to play right away, but never got the game experience because every damn game was so tight and ended up having his timeline pushed back a whole year.
I do agree redshirting and long term roster management was not given enough priority by the previous coaches, especially after recruiting started dropping off inevitably and fewer and fewer game ready, can't miss, freshman were signing with Michigan.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I was thinking the same||
I was thinking the same thing.
1. Do something asinine.
2. Get surprised by back lash
3. Back-pedal and deny
|4 weeks 3 days ago||My worst is Michigan Stadium||
My worst is Michigan Stadium unfortunately. I like to be in my seats for kick-off and a little before if I can swing it. My then girlfriend, now wife, got a student ticket so we had to go get it validated. No big deal, I like walking around campus on game day, but it did put us a bit behind schedule. She had her purse with her to pay for the extra fee for non-students. Well, not thinking clearly we head straight to the gate and sure enough being late meant a huge line. It wasn't until we got to the very front some 20 minutes later that we realized they weren't going to let her in with the purse.
Fuck. Ok, walk over to Crisler to check it. Another huge line. Finally get inside the concourse about the end of the 1st quarter, get to our section and, ugh, line literally to the fence. Another 15 minutes, and it's midway through 2nd quarter before we finally get to our seats.
Midway through halftime, I go take a piss and yup, you guessed it, huge fucking line. They were doing work on one of the bathrooms or something so everyone on that half of the stadium had to use one bathroom. Finally get back mid-way through the 3rd and by that point we're getting blown out (can't remember the game, pretty sure it was 2009 though, so Penn State?). Just miserable. Oh and we go to get my girlfriend/wife's purse after the game and another huge line. I literally spent more time in line that day than actually in my seat watching football.
Close second would be 2008 Northwestern for obvious reasons.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Harbuagh's 3 step drop looks||
Harbuagh's 3 step drop looks like he never quit playing.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I missed the Funchess thread,||
I missed the Funchess thread, but I'm not surprised at all. Ever since the Fall Scrimmage, I've been saying how slow all our receivers looked. They made the secondary look amazing all Spring and Fall, and then ND torched us with guys that actually could run. We never could get an inch of separation even on mediocre defensive backs.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I don't know if I'd go as far||
I don't know if I'd go as far as to say I won't cheer for him, but there's definitely a feeling he didn't exactly put the team first in his time here. From his lackluster blocking, to seemingly lack of focus this last year (e.g. drops, short arming catches, more bad blocking), to his early exit, his career isn't exactly one I would hold up as an example of a model Michigan student athlete.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||This man is a fucking genius.||
This man is a fucking genius. Getting paid to not do something more than most people make in their entire lives.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Replies are threaded just||
Replies are threaded just like here, each reply is the next indent.
Comments and replies within the same level are sorted by upvote algorithm, so the best comments come to the top for each level, then top reply to that comment, etc.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I'm with Brian, I'll||
I'm with Brian, I'll (grudgingly) give them the benefit of the doubt that they actually expect legitimate attrition.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||By the letter of the law,||
By the letter of the law, yes, but what matters is how you get down to the limit. If you have guys you've talked with in private and that don't figure to return, that's one thing. If you have guys that are getting pushed out or medicaled on trumped up injuries, that's another. I think the reason Brian said what ohio is doing isn't a big deal is because the guys that got medicals actually did have legitimate injuries.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Yes, but relative to some of||
Yes, but relative to some of the prediction threads (so many threads) right when HARBAUGH got hired, that was spot on.
Recruiting is about relationships, and yes you do commit to a coaching staff just as much as if not more than a school. Harbaugh's star power got a lot of visits and interest, but in the end it's hard to trump relationships players committed elsewhere have built over years in just a little over a month.
I suspect that'll be the case with on field performance as well. There's a lot of inertia in a college program and those thinking Harbaugh will snap his fingers and make it all ok are likely in for a rude awakening come Sept.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Why does the Norfleet one||
Why does the Norfleet one bother people so much? He was a signing day pick-up with zero expectations. We'll get 4 years of production at KR from him (he's the record holder for total return yards, BTW), which exceeds what you expect out of a recruit of his level. I know everyone sees him juking guys in tight spaces and thinks he could have been more, but he really didn't get much out of his offensive snaps despite having a shot under two different offensive schemes. Not sure how a RS would really help there. I dunno, if Harbaugh somehow turns him into an unstoppable offensive weapon this year, I guess I'll retract my statement, but I don't see that happening.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Pipkins played a ton as a||
Pipkins played a ton as a freshman and sophomore at a position of need before getting hurt. Guys get hurt and can't find the field again all the time, doesn't mean they should take a redshirt year to recover. That's pretty rare.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I would still exterminate||
I would still exterminate you. Can't be too careful.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Journalism and sports writing||
Journalism and sports writing don't have a whole lot in common.