landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
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|11 weeks 1 day ago||"it's a bold strategy, Cotton||
"it's a bold strategy, Cotton - let's see if it pays off for 'em"
|17 weeks 23 hours ago||Hard to not like this,||
Hard to not like this, although I wish I could find a better version...link is here in case the embed doesn't work
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks for this! Interesting||
Thanks for this! Interesting how this coaching staff tells recruits (and even commits) to enjoy the recruiting process...big difference from previous staff, clearly...
|17 weeks 3 days ago||There was a timeout to call||
There was a timeout to call that play.
Teske has good hands, good sense of the game, and looked like a college big handling the ball (i.e. he could dribble more than once). His conditioning, timing on defense, and strength and aggressiveness felt like weaknesses, although I liked the fact that Medina played man so he couldn't just sit in the middle of a zone and had to close out on shooters and do the high hedge on ball screens.
Medina is clearly well-coached (as was Solon), and Teske runs the offense, which had some in the stands grumbling about how he should dominate. For instance, he passed out of a double-team three consecutive times to open three-point shooters, who made all three. I can see the complaining about not dominating (I think Solon's tallest player was 6-4), but I also liked how comfortable he was passing to an open teammate. At the end of the game, when Solon needed a basket to tie they threw the ball to him (a well-executed post move for a dunk tied the game). He then blocked a layup with 1.1 seconds left to get the chance at the last shot.
I was more comfortable with where he's at than my friends who went to the game were, for what that's worth.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||I was at the game, and I will||
I was at the game, and I will attest to how well the inbound pass was thrown as well. Great high school game...
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Why does white boy basketball||
Why does white boy basketball assume no trash talking? Larry Bird had the reputation as the biggest trash talker in the league...
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Interesting that wide||
Interesting that wide receiver is a position at which Michigan is getting lots of talent...I thought with Harbaugh's rep that that wouldn't happen, but the way that Chesson (and Darboh) have produced obviously caught some folks's attention.
I've said this before, but I love having a coaching staff that looks to exploit other teams's weaknesses rather than simply complain about being unable to execute.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||And if it is a response to||
And if it is a response to Harb...sorry, HARBAUGH recruiting New Jersey so well then it's nice to be on the side that's making the other guys react for once...
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Agreed. After watching||
Agreed. After watching McCaffrey run, the advantage of a quick guy who can see angles helps me understand why the coaches risked Peppers at tailback.
Still not sure why Thomas Rawls couldn't get any run...and I'm now feeling a bit sorry that I made fun of Fred Jackson's comparisons for him...
|25 weeks 2 days ago||I don't think we gave enough||
I don't think we gave enough credit to Mario Ojemudia as a zone-read defender either...Michigan wouldn't have the game with him, but he's big enough, fast enough, and a good enough zone-reader to have made a difference (along with Glasgow, of course)...
|25 weeks 3 days ago||It's nice to see that George||
It's nice to see that George RR Martin is taking a well-deserved break while finishing up Game of Thrones.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||(No subject)||
|25 weeks 6 days ago||The play calling has been a||
The play calling has been a surprise, for its general inventiveness and the way that the coaches don't keep beating their heads against stacked boxes.
I'm curious how this three-headed monster works, especially upon hearing the troubles that tOSU apparently had last week...
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Agreed. It's amazing to me||
Agreed. It's amazing to me the difference...he's still speaking coach speak, but he's clearly thinking about a thousand things a minute...
|28 weeks 3 days ago||One of the things I love||
One of the things I love about this coaching staff is little they care about proving something by running straight into a brick wall a dozen times. This group is always using plays to set up other plays, based on what they've seen in film and how they've seen the opponent come out during the current week. It's fun to be on the side that has the smart coaches...and players...
|34 weeks 13 hours ago||The comments by Peppers, in||
The comments by Peppers, in concert with the remarks posted elsewhere here by the BYU player, show the difference in coaching staffs...we can go on and on about execution, but this staff has figured out ways to prepare their players for what they'll face. The level of surprise that the players have in the ways that HARBAUGH and his staff prepare show that they didn't have this last year.
No wonder this team had no confidence last year. They were getting out-coached every week.
It's good to be on the other side of the out-coached...
|35 weeks 1 day ago||As someone who sat in on a Bo||
As someone who sat in on a Bo press conference in the 1980s, I can neither confirm nor deny that he could clear out the room with a fart. I think he could fart on command.
|37 weeks 6 hours ago||There are ways to do this for||
There are ways to do this for football. Think engineering - a program takes a student five years to compete, as the student takes semesters off to work for a firm doing specific activities. I'm guessing that there are models that smart people can come up with here that involve no sanctimonious arguments on either side...
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Lawyers, guns, money.||
Lawyers, guns, money.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||This is all fascinating to||
This is all fascinating to me, and speaks to one of the things fueling my mancrush on HARBAUGH. He's taken the disciplinarian/pushpushpushpushpush style of Bo and updated it. The coaches on here know way more about this than I do, but it seems as if this coaching staff has added the need for discipline and driving the team to be better but made that part of a larger effort to be a true team. It also feels as if these coaches (and they can speak to it, since so many of them played and/or coached in the NFL) are in an odd way sympathetic to what the players are going through, even as they push them past the point of being comfortable. It's a combination of this-is-what-it-takes and we-will-get-you-there-even-if-you-think-it-will-kill-you that seems fresh...
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Holy cow - "Having all this||
Holy cow - "Having all this extra stuff, audibles, all these extra signs we can do, it makes it a lot harder but you gotta learn it."
|43 weeks 6 days ago||Moby Benedict is one of my||
Moby Benedict is one of my all-time favorite humans. He was my boss when I reffed intramural sports at U-M, and was an amazing supporter and wonderful person.
Thanks for this!
|45 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks as well. I||
Thanks as well. I particularly like how Harbaugh didn't participate in the usual hey-you-kids-get-off-my-lawn schtick, that kids these days are selfish and unconcerned with anyone but themselves. The fact that he talks about Twitter as a good thing also made me very happy...
|1 year 3 days ago||Rome. Andiamo, beetches...||
Rome. Andiamo, beetches...
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Was his inability to perform||
Was his inability to perform at Michigan indicative of a bad fit with the coaching staff?
|1 year 4 weeks ago||I am honored and proud to||
I am honored and proud to hang out digitally with ya'll, a proud bunch of degenerates!
|1 year 4 weeks ago||I'm glad Mr. Dunaway||
I'm glad Mr. Dunaway understands the Intertoobz...and I love the comment from Ambry Thomas...sounds like any other seventeen year old trying to stay cool...
|1 year 5 weeks ago||This is an interesting to me.||
This is an interesting to me. Despite the weirdness and the 'epitome of uncool' factor, Beilein gets sons and brothers of NBA folks to play for him. My guess is that those in the know realize what Beilein can do for someone's game. This pickup might also start to change the narrative that John Horford started, about being unable to work on his post game while playing in this offense.
I'm curious as well about the outpouring of confusion about Davis. I don't necessarily think that every move this staff makes is golden, but that's the point, right? Roster attrition, injuries, unexpected development (MAAR, Dawkins are only the most recent examples) - these make roster management an art, not a science.
Finally, I too would like to see less of the inability to rebound that we saw against UK last year (and Wisconsin this year). Beilein has identified a weakness and is trying to solve it. Will he get the Cauley-Steins of the world? No, because I don't think that Cauley-Stein (as an example) has enough of an offensive skill set to help Beilein's teams. However, the Jordan Morgans and Mitch McGarys of the world - big men who understand spacing and offensive roles - will be of enormous help, and getting one or two (even in the same class) might just take this team to the next level.
Beilein's taking a huge risk, which I'm assuming he knows much better than the rest of us.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||For those of us who are huge||
For those of us who are huge fans it can be hard to understand this sort of action, but there are more than a few members of any football who play simply for the scholarship and opportunity. They don't necessarily love football, and they play as long as they need to.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||This position is a no-brainer||
This position is a no-brainer in the current landscape of college admissions. I'm a bit surprised that Brandon didn't do this, but then I'm guessing he didn't need to talk to the folks at admissions or retention because the brand was going to be so strong that no one would ever leave.
She looks like a great hire, and she will greatly help in the transition...and I agree, a Hello: Mama G post would be marvelous...