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|6 days 10 hours ago||CB is like RB where you||
CB is like RB where you either have it or don't. Talent trumps experience there for the most part, and the guys penciled in all got at least some experience last year.
DL is scary, but if Michigan dodges the injury bullet, we should be fine. Most teams would kill for our starting 4 and Gary has enough positional flexibility to cover up the thin DT depth a little. I'm sure we'll get gashed when we get stuck with unfavorable matchups on occasion, but there was pretty much nowhere to go from last year's line other than down anyway. Between Mattison coaching up the back-ups and Brown scheming around any gaps, I feel pretty good about it not being a major issue. I agree with Brian that we'll likely go from elite to just very good.
|6 days 10 hours ago||The old rule of thumb is just||
The old rule of thumb is just that: old. Guys come back in 6 months from ACL nowadays. He'll have all summer and fall camp to get back to game speed. Provided there were no complications or setbacks, it's pretty reasonable to expect him to be a contributer as long as the NCAA cooperates.
|1 week 12 hours ago||First of all, Magnuson was ok||
First of all, Magnuson was ok to good. There's no one on the roster that will play at his level this year, most likely, especially at tackle. Secondly, we don't have the bodies period. One injury or off field issue or someone just not panning out like we expect and there is almost literally no one but freshman and walk-ons. Michigan needs back to back home runs to field a decent line this year and a lot of luck even to get to last year's level.
|1 week 13 hours ago||Not necessarily. He was||
Not necessarily. He was dismissed pretty quickly. Details came out much later, at least publicly. There's a chance the decision was made without knowing what we know now.
I'm guessing the answer is still no though.
|1 week 1 day ago||That's pretty ok nowadays.||
That's pretty ok nowadays. He'll be in the NICU as a precaution for a while most likely, but odds are good there won't be any issues. Anything past 34 weeks now is pretty manageable.
|1 week 1 day ago||Unis were fine, nothing||
Unis were fine, nothing crazy, classic looks, etc.
I thought the T-shirts etc were crappy. They use the same font and two tone lettering design for every Nike team. I would have thought Jordan exclusivity would give us our own designs, but nope.
I'm talking about this design.
|1 week 1 day ago||Not everyone is cut out for||
Not everyone is cut out for college and that's fine. It doesn't necessarily make sense that these guys that have a talent to be a pro athlete potentially have to qualify for school and stay academically eligible.
It's like me never making it as an engineer because I couldn't keep my SPARQ score up.
|1 week 1 day ago||I like it. No more making up||
I like it. No more making up phoney reasons for a medical redshirt.
|1 week 1 day ago||Nicely done. My kid had/has||
Nicely done. My kid had/has this. Our pediatrician was pretty adamant the helmets are a waste of time, we also got a second opinion that was a little more circumspect to say yes or no, but ultimately said it was probably not worth the fuss.
We focused more on PT to get his neck muscles evened out so he wasn't laying on the same spot all the time, and worked on getting him more comfortable on his stomach.
He's 16 months now and running around. There's still a hint of the flat spot left but you can't see it unless his hair is wet and matted down. The doc said it will continue to fill in up to 3 years.
|1 week 2 days ago||The AJ Williams Junior to||
The AJ Williams Junior to Senior reclamation project is proof enough for me. His receiving production was partly due to scheme, but his blocking improvement was all coaching.
|1 week 3 days ago||Seems like this (probably by||
Seems like this (probably by design) screws over northern, cold weather schools. If you don't have an indoor facility, you get to practice outside in February/March instead of going somewhere warm. Small price to pay to keep Hugh Freeze's family time safe.
|1 week 6 days ago||I could see it if the kid||
I could see it if the kid only has scholarship offers from lesser programs. If they have other top power 5 offers, 100-200k tuition is hard to turn down. Unless the kid has a passion for Michigan like their parent, the financial incentives are going to be hard to overcome. We've also see the opposite happen where a kid takes it as a slap in the face that they don't get offered as a legacy.
|2 weeks 12 hours ago||If where you're going pays||
If where you're going pays your former employer for the remainder of your contract, as is what is almost certainly going to happen here, I don't see how it's any different.
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||It reflects poorly on the||
It reflects poorly on the business for sure, but if a customer is still bitching about it to anyone that will hear them 7 months later it says far more about them than the business.
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||Everyone has those moments||
Everyone has those moments where they consider quitting when they're being pushed harder than they've ever been pushed, and are competing with people better than them for the first time. But they didn't.
I'm not sure a guy that can't get over someone misspelling his name or misremembering if he was at an event will be able to handle those moments of doubt in the same way though.
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||I don't think he means bad||
I don't think he means bad character like he's a bad person, I think he means character as in disposition that is better suited to success at the college level. If the kid is still butthurt 7 months later about someone spelling his name wrong, who is he going to handle getting chewed out for missed assignments, or not getting enough PT?
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||Otherwise known as a dead cat||
Otherwise known as a dead cat bounce
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||On hand, I totally agree with||
On one hand, I totally agree with cutting a 18 year old some slack. On the other hand, how many of these high drama recruits end up having issues or transferring when they get to school? He ain't coming here anyway, I'm over it.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I think the point is he plays||
I think the point is he plays QB, where only one guy usually gets meaningful PT. It's a lot easier to find someone good who lost out to one guy than someone good who lost out to 5 or 6,which would likely be the case for OL and DT
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Not sure why you're getting||
Not sure why you're getting down voted, this is absolutely true. If you're looking for a transfer, you're probably the 5th or 6th best guy at DT. Not sure how many teams there are out there where the 5th best DT would contribute at Michigan.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||1st round, no brainer -||
1st round, no brainer - leave
|2 weeks 1 day ago||They're putting the TV||
They're putting the TV Networks ahead of the fans in the stands. Commericial breaks suck just as much for viewers. But yes, I agree, games towards the end of the season where the weather turns bad are just about unbearable to attend live. You're already freezing your nuts off and the damn guy in the red hat keeps stopping play so 110k people can collective twiddle their thumbs.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Five FAKES out of five.||
Five FAKES out of five.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||dead_horse.gif||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Plus conditioning and just||
Plus conditioning and just general rust. There's only so much you can do with mental reps and non-contact walkthroughs. If he's not 100% by start of fall camp, I think he takes a redshirt.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Is there any reason Michigan||
Is there any reason Michigan wouldn't want Slaton at DT? Or would he not be interested either way.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Don't forget Gary projects to||
Don't forget Gary projects to the interior too. Mattison will get at least one less heralded guy kicking ass. It won't be this year's line, but we'll probably be fine 2017 and the next year.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||As long as Mattison is here,||
As long as Mattison is here, I'm only mildly concerned. Heininger Certainty Principle FTW.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Meh, we play Florida next||
Meh, we play Florida next year. Win and all is forgotten.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||How is Jake Butt tears ACL||
How is Jake Butt tears ACL not at least an honorable mention in worst thing ever? I literally couldn't even care about the game until late in the 2nd half except to wince and hope no one else got hurt after every hit after Butt went down.