"What (Michigan coaches) told me is that they're focusing on point guards right now, but if anything opens up, they'll definitely come back on and recruit me as hard as they were," said Towns
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|2 weeks 4 days ago||"Harbaugh even offered up||
"Harbaugh even offered up Michigan's cavernous indoor practice facility, the Al Glick Field House, and the team's weight room to help the Ultimate team prepare for regionals."
That is just awesome.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Run game is expected to be a||
Run game is expected to be a struggle at this point, as is QB. The spring game format definitely didn't help things. I think people are freaking out more about WRs because that position is more based on individual athleticism vs chemistry and timing.
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My first ever triple post
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|3 weeks 4 days ago||Sadly, if he continues to do||
Sadly, if he continues to do well on the field, he'll continue to have his pick of top recruits. See exhibit A: Nick Saban and Alabama.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Up: I would say Hurst, but||
Up: I would say Hurst, but I've been high on him for a couple years now. I guess I'll go with Bolden. He seems to be playing fast and living up to the hype finally. Hopefully it translates to when the pressure is on in earnest come this fall, but he looked like a different player out there, reading and reacting instead of waiting for the play to come to him.
Down: Gotta pick one of the receivers, hard to say who. I'll go with Mo Ways. I thought he looked fantastic during last year's fall scrimmage, but he doesn't seem to have made much progress since then, or even maybe took a step back. I dunno, maybe our secondary got better, but he didn't really separate himself from the DBs, or from the other receivers (who also couldn't get separation on non-Norfleet DBs).
|3 weeks 5 days ago||For context Dr. James Andrews||
For context Dr. James Andrews performed Braxton Miller's shoulder surgery, so it's not as if OSU doesn't respect his medical opinion... except when they need to get to 85 players by fall I guess.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Stribling played well all||
Stribling played well all game. He was a big part of the "receivers problem" people saw and was locking his guy down the whole time and not allowing any separation. They never really went to his side of the field, not surprising considering they had great matchups on the other side with Norfleet all day.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I agree Hoke's public||
I agree Hoke's public speaking was tough to watch at times, but if you watch the video for this presser, I'm not sure Harbaugh is that big of an improvement. His style seems to be a lot of short sentence fragments that leave the reader/listener to sort of fill in the blanks to understand what he's trying to say.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I'm guessing he means Isaac,||
I'm guessing he means Isaac, who only had one carry as far as I could tell, and is likely nursing an injury.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Not that I'm not nervous||
Not that I'm not nervous about it, but run game is the last to come together and the draft system makes it even tougher. You've got guys that haven't played together next to each other on both teams and at least a couple of 2nd teamers going against 1st team DL and LBs every snap.
Our receivers are the ones that have me worried the most, zero separation on any DB except for Norfleet and a lot of guys getting their routes run for them by the DBs. Blocking on the perimeter on bubble screens and sweeps were terrible all day to boot. WR should be farther along at this point since it's largely an individual effort vs a coordinated effort like running the ball.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Drevno and Durkin were doing||
Drevno and Durkin were doing the drafting, so I sure as hell hope they do.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||From what I can gather on||
|5 weeks 4 days 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.
|5 weeks 4 days 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.
|6 weeks 22 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.
|6 weeks 22 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.
|7 weeks 21 hours 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.
|7 weeks 22 hours 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.
|7 weeks 4 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.
|7 weeks 4 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.
|7 weeks 4 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.
|7 weeks 4 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.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Rare, but not unheard of.||
Rare, but not unheard of. Some people do actually go to play school.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Well I guess that explains||
Well I guess that explains Sam switching his expected starter from Miller to Kugler overnight.
|7 weeks 5 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.
|7 weeks 6 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.
|9 weeks 5 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
|9 weeks 5 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.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Harbuagh's 3 step drop looks||
Harbuagh's 3 step drop looks like he never quit playing.