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|7 weeks 1 day ago||I enjoy Craig's perspective.||
I enjoy Craig's perspective. He does a lot of research and brings a unique perspective, though he says some crazy stuff from time to time. Just as importantly, he has a good rapport with Brian and Sam and a good sense for when to chime in.
I agree with you on the numbers guy, Ed. He's not particularly knowledgeable about Michigan sports and interrupts other participants mid-sentence. Ed is fine on his own segment when he's talking about analytics; that's his domain and expertise. Michigan is NOT his strength.
Edit: Also, I'm glad that others have noticed incredulous Ace's audio resemblance to Adam Scott/Ben Wyatt. If I ever get to meet Ace in person, I'd very much like to buy him a calzone.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||I think Clemson Dan is a South Carolina fan||
Having lived in both Carolinas, I'll point out that South Carolina fans are the most insufferable fan base in the SEC. Well... second most. LSU is the worst.
Anyway, "Clemson Dan's" accent sounds like a low-country SC accent, which is an area dominated by rednecks and wealthy desendents of plantation owners (despite what they would like for outsiders to believe, those two "classes" have signficant overlap) who root predominately for the Gamecocks. They are just the kinds of sick SOBs that would try to fake a phone call to keep their most bitter rival from getting an elite talent. I hate to think of how insufferable South Carolina fans would be if they ever win their conference. It was bad enough that time they won their division.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||So here's some evidence for||
So here's some evidence for more of a true 4-3 Under Sam:
On Baron Browing, 6-4, 230 lb OLB
"He said defensive line coach Greg Mattison spoke to him earlier this week, and mentioned that they'd really like him at the SAM position, the same one he plays at his high school, which he says runs a "very similar" defense compared to Michigan's."
So here's my new casual fan/video game player theory. We know Don Brown, like most good DCs, will be multiple. Maybe we're recruiting SAMS for multiple looks.
There could be a traditional SAM, filled by guys like Carlo Kemp and Baron Browning in the 4-3 Under look.
And then maybe the hybrid SAM is another role filled by smaller LB/S hybrid guys like Khaleke Hudson in a 4-3 Over or spread look.
And then maybe Uche has the rare physical skills to slot in at either the traditional SAM or hybrid SAM?
|33 weeks 1 day ago||A thing like that...||
A thing like that...
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Maybe Kemp is going to be||
Maybe Kemp is going to be playing on the line at Mike in Bear looks?
|33 weeks 1 day ago||I just hope we line up an||
I just hope we line up an undersized Mike directly behind the NT.
Just kidding, thanks for the clarification, that makes sense going forward.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Nothing surprises me with||
Nothing surprises me with Harbaugh, anymore. For all we know, we could see Zach Gentry at weak side defensive end and Ahmir Mitchell at LB.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||I thought Brown ran more of a||
That info, along with Pinball Pete's article are interesting, but I thought Brown ran more of a base 43 Over last year at BC. The speculation has been that he's looking more at the 43 Under with our roster. Maybe we're putting too much weight on Kemp's position and Brown is sticking with more of a 43 Over as his base D?
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Oops, I was tired. I meant||
Oops, I was tired. I meant 5th DL, not DE.
I'm not totally clear if we're playing the Under. Kemp at Sam seems to indicate Under, but Kemp at Mike would just be confusing.
My understanding is that Brown ran a base 43 Over last year at BC. I think our roster is probably better suited for an Under right now, but I will defer to Brown's mustache.
|33 weeks 2 days ago||I think WDE will be more of a||
I think WDE will be more of a pure DE than a standup DE/OLB. Maybe Taco in 2016. Ron Johnson in this class and hopefully Jarez Parks and Corey Malone-Hatcher in the next class.
Sam Webb has said the Buck is dead. I don't think it's really the same thing as Don Brown's Sam. They might be filled by the same type of players, but I think the Sam either comes off the field in pass D or moves down to DE. Admittedly, im just guessing at this point. I think the difference is that in the Base D, the Buck was a 4th DE, whereas Brown's hybrid Sam will be more like a 5th DE.
Christ I think my head just exploded. Hopefully Denard Robinson Cook, Sr can clarify.
|33 weeks 2 days ago||I think they mean 4-3, with||
I think they mean 4-3, with the Sam being more like a Jake Ryan type. Carlo Kemp said that he's a Sam, which was surprising because he looks more like a kid who could bulk up to a SDE or a 3 tech DT than a guy who will chase a TE downfield.
I'm not sure if that's what he means by the hybrid Sam. Is the hybrid Sam a DE/OLB hybrid, more like a 3-4 OLB, going to be the base Sam? Or is the hybrid Sam a hybrid space player like Khaleke Hudson for defending spreads?
|33 weeks 5 days ago||I'm pretty sure it's the new||
I'm pretty sure it's the new workout video from Vicious Vic:
(sorry, I can't properly embed from work)
|34 weeks 2 days ago||1) Tupac2) Lily Adams from||
2) Lily Adams from the AT&T commercials
3) Jerry Mathers
4) Johnny Bananas
5) Jalen Rose
|39 weeks 3 days ago||Even if Wheatley moved to OL,||
Even if Wheatley moved to OL, he could still get snaps as a TE in the jumbo formations. We saw Grant Newsome as the sixth OL last year, and Wheatley could add his pass catching and route running skills to that jumbo formation even if he ends up as a 290-300 pound tackle, which may be inevitable given how big he is getting.
|1 year 1 week ago||Good to know, thanks. Yeah,||
Good to know, thanks. Yeah, that would make it pretty tough for him to graduate early.
|1 year 1 week ago||Nobody likes the internet||
Nobody likes the internet grammarian with.
|1 year 1 week ago||Yes, I believe that if he||
Yes, I believe that if he graduates after three years, he is eligibile to transfer immediately. If he's only used two years of eligibility, he still has two years left to play.
|1 year 1 week ago||If Shane graduates early (he||
If Shane graduates early (he was an early enrollee, right?), he could use the graduate transfer exception to play those last two seasons somewhere else. He has to graduate and get into graduate school at a school that wants him to play QB, and I'm not even sure he was an early enrollee to put a May 2016 graduation in play. Hopefully he keeps competing and pushing Rudock.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Ha! It's really more of a||
Ha! It's really more of a teal color. It's a hybrid, and pretty much perfect for my ~3 mile commute to the office. I bought her used from a non-profit bike shop for about $250.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Regulatory Compliance Lawyer||
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I own a 1997 LX 450, but I usually either ride a Siemens S70 or an old Bianchi to work. I also have a 2007 Triumph Speedmaster from my early mid-life crisis, but I will probably sell it this spring.
No pressure. I wanted an 80 series 96-97 Land Cruiser or LX 450 for weekend adventures. Other than the poor gas mileage, it's a great zombie apocalypse/doomsday vehicle, but mostly it transports groceries. My goal is to chip away at my student loans before I splurge on a nicer car.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||True, but if Isaac is as good||
True, but if Isaac is as good as everyone thinks, I'd be somewhat surprised if he's still here for his fifth year.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Thanks for posting!||
He sounds like a great kid and I'm thrilled that he's going to have an opportunity to play for Michigan! I don't know what Iowa's depth chart looks like, but Karan is Michigan's only running back in this class and they didn't take a kid in 2014. Even if he's not getting a lot of carries in his first couple years, he's really well positioned for years 3 and 4!
I watched his highlights last night and I love his balance, how he runs bigger than his size, and then obviously his speed and burst jumps out.
EDIT: I just noticed you have over 13,000 points/posts/whatever. You obviously already know a lot about Michigan and what the running back depth chart looks like. Thanks again for posting!
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Good point, even if we don't||
Good point, even if we don't have a really elite guy on that line, we sure do have a lot of solid depth. I could totally see Godin contributing at SDE or DT and emerging as a starter at either of those positions.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Dante Fowler||
"At Florida he did excellent work with their LBs. Jon Bostic, Jelani Jenkins, and Ronald Powell were drafted, with Bostic going in the second round. OLB/WDE guy Ronald Powell is projected as a top 15 pick in the upcoming draft."
Just FYI, I think you have Ronald Powell confused with Dante Fowler in this section. Powell was drafted last year and Fowler is the freak of nature Buck/OLB/DE who will be a first round pick in the upcoming draft. Looks like just a typo because you first refer to Powell as drafted and then reference Fowler later.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Henry Poggi||
Yeah, he's supposedly up to 6-4 270, so with another off-season of training, I think he'll certainly have the right kind of size to play SDE now. Maybe still a little light to be an interior guy.
If I'm understanding correctly, Jonathan Bullard played SDE for Durkin at 6-3 271.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||As for Henry||
I see him as the DT aligned to the weakside, or in a more pure 3-4 sense, the Weakside Defensive End with the OLB/DE hybrid next to him.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||I think Ojemudia and Marshall||
I think Ojemudia and Marshall (and maybe Furbush) are definitely going to be the Buck/OLB/WDE position. Taco might have overgrown that position, or he could just be versatile enough to play either SDE or that Buck/OLB/WDE position. Other than that, maybe Wormley and Poggi emerge at SDE?
|6 years 23 weeks ago||Syracuse||
I like Syracuse as a prospective member. They're solid academically and an AAU member, but I don't know if their graduate research is up to par with the rest of the CIC. I think the big thing with Syracuse is potential for greater access to the NYC market. If you added something like Notre Dame with their big national following, and maybe a couple regional universities like Syracuse and UConn, you're probably more likely to generate interest from NYC sports fans. I'm not at all convinced that many people in NYC give a crap about Rutgers, but it sounds like they're usually in the conversation.
Assuming that those additions get you NYC, if you can also add Texas to get you Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio markets, and Maryland to get you the DC/Baltimore markets, the Big Ten would have great access to 7 of the top 11 MSA populations.
Unfortunately, I think you'd have trouble getting Maryland and Texas to jump onboard, Notre Dame is like a flaky 35 year old divorced former prom queen with seven kids who still thinks she's hot, and the other options probably aren't as attractive.
|6 years 23 weeks ago||I'm convinced that we only go with 3 or 5 additions if....||
I'm convinced that we only go with 3 or 5 additions if there's too many great fits for us to turn down a school. So for example, if both Notre Dame and Texas wanted to join, you take a third team because you can't say no to one of those two schools.
Same kind of scenario if you have four teams you don't want to reject, say for example, Notre Dame, Texas (+ A&M to get Texas), and Syracuse all wanted to join the Big Ten, then maybe it makes sense to go to five teams. I'm hoping that the Big Ten wouldn't expand simply for the sake of expansion, and that talk of larger expansion is a sign that Big Ten TV revenues and the CIC is generating a lot of interest from some top notch prospective members.
|6 years 32 weeks ago||We could become a 16 team super conference||
The IG in the Big Ten logo already looks suspiciously like a 16. If the Big Ten ends up shocking the world and adding five teams, I expect a History Channel special showing the hidden 16 in the Big Ten logo. Perhaps also a showing of links to Masons, the Big Ten Conference, and new Universities, maybe also the Knights Templar.