Mike Lantry, 1972
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|4 days 7 hours ago||Leslie Rockymore||
Leslie Rockymore 82 - 85
|1 week 17 hours ago||'94?!?||
Now THAT explains a great deal! All this time I thought you were a grow ass man, some disgruntled down-river laid off UAW guy whose angst and passive aggressive attitude toward Michigan football was somewhat understandable considering your (imagined) real world shafting. Turns out you're nothing of the sort, despite your internet demeanor. Cheer up my friend, as trust me when I tell you that these years are supposed to be the best of your life.
Although I respect your right to express your opinions, from here on out I'm going to find it increasingly difficult to give them any credence considering your near complete lack of, you know, anything resembling real world experience and perspective. Just sayin'.
|1 week 2 days ago||I don't know about court||
I don't know about court storming, but "Stort Corming" REALLY needs to be keep under control!
LOL. Nice one Seth!
|1 week 5 days ago||Michigan fans would crack me||
Michigan fans would crack me up if I wasn't one.
If no changes are made the collective fanbase wring their hands and point out all the other programs that makes changes with good results. If, god forbid, changes ARE made, the fanbase swoons and automatically assumes that everything is FUBAR, that the changes are an act of desperation, and that NOTHING good will come of them.
Stiff upper lip Michigan Men. It's going to be ok.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Something/Someone needs to get beat ...||
... But it ain't no drum!
This sentiment of, "just pay up and get Coach X, he'll solve all the problems..." is perhaps one of the most idiotic memes that unfortunately prevades this board. First of all, there is nothing to indicate that improvement is a guaranteed, and there is ample evidence to support the notion that Michigan's ills are roster related and will likely improve in time. Young teams don't stay young forever. Deep, mature and talented rosters aren't built overnight, especially when they're starting from a depleted state.
Your welcome to your opinion, but I personally think you look foolish for expressing it the way you do. No offense.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I usually don't comment on||
I usually don't comment on players but this game was pretty pathetic. Not only did they not show any enthusiasm for a big Big10 game, but the two "stars" of the team Stauskas and Robinson are playing as if they have their eyes on the NBA, not on playing for Michigan. GRIII is a very talented player but routinely does NOTHING in big games. Maybe if they read that people are pissed at them they'll be motivated to do SOMETHING.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Russia is one of the most||
Russia is one of the most corrupt nations in the world, and Sochi sounds like it's going to be a completely and utter failure. $50B went strait into the pockets of the corrupt Russian oligarchs -- pathetic. How anyone thought this was going to be a good idea is beyond me. The IOC is a total joke.
If the Sochi failure isn't going to be enough, tune into the World Cup in Brazil for a second dose of abject failure on an international scale.
The whole thing is a complete waste of time, money, and respources IMO.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||As a an alum of both Michigan||
As a an alum of both Michigan and many a Red's hockey camp in the summer, I couldn't have more respect for Coach Berenson. The man had the greatest backhand ever -- when he shot it that puck would whistle and the snap it made on the twine when it hit put even my hardest slap-shot to shame. I remember him showing us how to throw a hip check, no pads, just skates, gloves and a stick -- woe be to the poor sap kid that had to try to get by him down the boards. Dude was tough as nails. Lots of great times spent inside Yost as a fan, a camper, and a player.
Great coach, great player, great Michigan man!
|9 weeks 3 days ago||One of the things that I love||
One of the things that I love about CFB is how one uber-talented guy can elevate an entire program -- especially a guy that can play all over the field. I think that Peppers could very well be that next guy to help push Michigan back to its rightful place among the elite of CFB.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||My assertions are taken from||
My assertions are taken from my own personaly experiences in sports and in life. Older more experienced people (and players) understand and deal with changes more adeptly than young players. The young players many times feel abandoned by a coach they were expecting to play for. Just look around the nation at the attrition rates during transitions -- it's usually young guys that decide to leave. The "old dog new tricks" cliche doesn't necessarily apply here. Each player has a finite time in college. Older players don't usually want to sit out a season, and have far more invested at the school than younger players, so they usually stick it out.
But fine, don't take what I say seriously. You're welcome to your opinion.
My only point has been that Michigan was a shitstorm well BEFORE Carr even left, it didn't get better under RR, and it's starting to get better (albeit a bit slowly) under Hoke. If we let impatience rule the day, we're going to become a shitstorm again. If you want that, by all means continue to beat the drums, because that is all you're doing. You're not making things better, there is no Knight in Shining Armour out there that is going to swoop in and save the program. The problem with the program is the ROSTER, and the near complete lack of upperclassmen. A new coach isn't going to solve that issue. In fact, if like most transitions, there is some attrition, it could even get WORSE. Leave things alone, let them recruit and develop -- let them build the roster up because 62% of the roster being 1st or 2nd year players is NOT a formula for success.
Anyway, Happy New Year and Go Blue!
|9 weeks 5 days ago||I am NOT completely loyal to||
I am NOT completely loyal to Hoke, I am loyal to Michigan, and I think anyone barking for change right now is doing Michigan a severe disservice. Michigan's program is in that very fragile state at this point because of frome whence it came (you and other might disagree with how far down you think it really was, if so, we're at an impass). I think that if Michigan allows impatience to motivate its decision making, the mediocrity that so many of you fear is upon is will beset the program, and it will nearly impossible to break away from it.
This is the time when you stay the course, you rebuild the roster depth and experience, and then -- and ONLY THEN -- if the coaching staff is cannot get it done do you replace it. The next coach, should there be one, MUST be handed a "normal" roster or else the entire shitshow starts all over again.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Exactly! There is this||
There is this unrealistic notion circulating through the Michigan fanbase someone else would undoubtedly do a better job than Hoke & Co., yet there is absolutely no evidence to support such a notion. However, CFB is replete with examples of programs that struggled a bit in transition with a yougn roster, stayed the course, and improved. Personally, I think that Michigan's need for stability outweighs it's need for immediate success. If the roster wasn't so lopsided towards youth, I wouldn't necessarily believe that.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Maybe so, but what about the||
Maybe so, but what about the OSU defense?
Look, all I am saying is that nobody should be surprised that Michigan was inconsistent on offense this year -- a simple look at the OL 2 deep would tell you that. All you guys that are up in arms obviously didn't do your due dligence based your expectations upon something other than the reality of the situation. I am not happy with the season, but I understand the reasons why a season like this was bound to happen during Hoke rebuilding. I expected it to happen, it did, and I know they'll improve going forward, so I am not concerned.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Exactly! Changes aren't||
Exactly! Changes aren't always the answer, despite what the haters in here think. The people the live Michigan football know best. If they think that the struggles are due to a deficiency in the coaching ability or effort, you can bet your ass there will be changes. If, however, they feel that the struggles are do to personnel deficiencies that will be eliminated in time, there will be no changes. It's becoming a major ill in our society -- everything has to happen NOW or else. It's pathetic, IMO, and anyone that thinks that Michigan should make changes at this juncture is simply seeking instant gratification and is being selfish, IMO.
Leave everything alone. Don't change anything. Let the players grow up within a consistent and uniform system. Youth reacts the worst to change, and this team is young. Get over it guys, it was a shitty year for several reasons, most of which will evolve away as time goes by and the roster has more normal class distribution numbers.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||But then his offense||
But then his offense shattered records. Inconsistency is a symptom of youth and inexperience.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||State St., why are you so||
State St., why are you so obsessed by this. You beat this to death before the bowl game. WTF? There is a HUGE difference between a coach being straight with his players and recruits and a coach that uses coach speak with the media. Why is that so hard for you to grasp? I just don't get it.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||LOL! You guys crack me up.||
LOL! You guys crack me up. The utter ridiculous bullshit you guys sling around out of frustration would be comical of it weren't so pathetic.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||"...there's really no||
"...there's really no indication that this [improvement] will be the case based on the body of evidence on hand so far."
This is the #1 spurious argument presented in here, and it is presented by people who have the LEAST capacity to make such an assessment. So much of what goes on in the improvement in players goes totally unseen by fans. HUGE leaps happen every year, but when you ask the coaches who facilitate those leaps they almost always say their not surprised, that they saw it coming on, it was just a matter of time before it showed up in games.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Glad you're not making the||
Glad you're not making the decisions.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||62% to be exact -- based on||
62% to be exact -- based on my own calculations earlier in the year.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Your view is woefully||
Your view is woefully shortsighted and expresses a near complete lack of understanding of what it takes to, "just win."
Winning requires a foundation, and Michigan's foundation was cracked and crumbling. It takes time to rebuild a foundation.
I feel that one of the great ills of "modern society" is the "instant gratification" that has crept into our collective psyche. If you don't get what you want immediately, throw it away and buy a new one...repeat until you get what you want.
Sad, IMO. Greatness isn't build by continually looking for the newest and best thing.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||I respect what you've written||
I respect what you've written above. However, I think it should be pointed out that "improvement" is relative and has a significant age bias. Meaning, the improvement that young players show doesn't translate to on-field performance as dramatically as older players, yet that doesn't mean they're not improving. That is the issue with having a very young team, which Michigan most certainly does. Typically, huge jumps are made between a player's first year starting (or getting significant playing time) and their second year doing so. We had a lot of very young and inexperienced guys playing this year. It's stands to reason that 2014 will see significant jumps from players all over the field.
This meme of, "RR's teams were improving" I think is revisionist history. Similarly, the idea that Hoke's teams are regressing is spurious as well. The overall record is one measure, and perhaps the only measure that matters, but there are so many other factors to look at. The problem with RR, as I said above, is that although he did some good things, he made some very important things WORSE. I agree that we've not seen as much improvement as we'd all like in some areas, but I don't think there is any area where things have gotten WORSE. Sure, point at the OL, but that is 100% expected and related to the recruiting cycle that broken down under RR.
Improvement will come.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||I think everyone, myself in||
I think everyone, myself in particular, is going to benefit from some time off from Michigan football. It's been an exceedingly frustrating season that I am happy to see past into history.
That being said, however, I urge all my fellow Michigan Men and Women to try to take a look back at where Michigan football was just a few years ago, understand that transitions are difficult, and try to realize that maybe, just maybe, the distance that Michigan had to "make up" was more significant than what the fanbase believed.
I say this because I believe with every ounce of my Maize and Blue soul that Michigan's football program was an absolute SHELL of it's former even BEFORE the RR years. Although RR did some good things -- Denard, DG, Ryan, Lewan, etc. -- his tenure didn't advance the program much, and with regards to OL recruiting in particular, probably set it back rather significantly. If we thought that the hole was only 20 ft. deep when we starting trying to climb out of it, but then realized that it was 200 ft. deep, we're bound to be frustrated.
I know many of you don't believe that the hole is 200 ft. deep, that Hoke & Co. are in over their collective heads, and that Michigan will never "come back" with them at the helm. Although nobody can say for certain what will happen, I think the long-term success of the program DEMANDS stability at this point, even if it does turn out that Hoke & Co. are not the guys to lead us back completely. Coaching changes are very traumatic, and although I don't have the stats to back this up, my hunch is that coaching changes are just as likely to produce failure as they are success.
Just chill, let things shake out. I believe in coach Hoke, and I believe that 2013 was ALWAYS going to be the trough in which the personnel issues festering behind the scenes (i.e., the recruiting cycle) came to a head and bit Michigan in the ass. It WILL get better my friends. These young kids won't be young next year and going forward. CFB is repleat with examples of teams that make HUGE leaps from year to year. Give the coaches an opportunity to do what they know how to do. Save yourselves the heartache and just be patient and observe. If they don't work out, so be it, but at least they'll be passing on a "normal" roster, not one with a 25 scholarship deficit to the next coaching staff.
Happy New Year, and as always, GO BLUE!
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Framed UTL1 Panorama||
I got a framed UTL1 panorama pic. If you look closely, you can see it's taken seconds after Tree's catch in the corner to win the game. So sweet! Still cannot believe we won that game!
Already up in my office -- looks so awesome! GO BLUE!
|13 weeks 4 days ago||I think we HAVE better||
I think we HAVE better athletes on the defense, they're just young and undeveloped. Also, from what I understand about LB play, much of their performance is tied to the play of the DL. If the DL is able to tie up the opposing OL and keep them off the LB's, the LB's a much more productive. Against teams with good OL's, like OSU, the LB's get "swallowed up" (as Ray said) by a very experienced OL.
I think our LB corp is good, I just think that we don't have a guy on the DL that commands a double team and can keep his guy(s) off the LB's.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||This team seems to go stone||
This team seems to go stone cold shooting too often.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||What I am sick of is people||
What I am sick of is people cherry-picking one team and saying, "look, they're young and they've done XYZ." So what? Every team, every player, and every system is different. After taking a quick glance at Auburn's 2 deep roster this is what I found:
TE: JR, JR, SO
So, you're right, they're young. But, the thing that stands out to me the most is that they have a JR Center, only one RS FR starting, experienced TE's and NO FR starting -- very different than Michigan's profile.
The OL is a problem because they're young, and because the roster lacks depth. People forget that having a RS FR starting isn't necessarily an issue if, and only if, that RS FR was able to beat out more experienced players. I think much of Michigan's OL last year, and this year, is "starting by default" because the depth and competition just wasn't there.
Further, as much as I love and respect Fitz, I think his struggles compounded the OL issues. He wasn't hitting the hole, and even against OSU when he seemed to have a big running lane on those screens, he hesitated and got stopped short of the first down/end zone.
I just think that Michigan fans need to calm down, understand that this season was always going to be the worst of the rebuild/transition, and that the ceiling is very very high for the program. We're back to recruiting at our historically elite level, we're adding much needed depth, but there was always going to be a "lull year" in which things just didn't come together. To me, the most exciting thing about the program is, despite the struggles this season, the never quit attitude, and the way that they hang together through adversity. I am a firm believer in the fact that champions are forged through adversity -- i.e., they need to struggle first to build championship character.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||How do you quantify an||
How do you quantify an assertions like this? I'd be willing to bet that even the most elite coaching staff (whomever that is) would tell you that experience, above all other factors, determines OL success. Further, they'd tell you that when your OL is young, don't expect much consistency on offense. Elite coaches look their best when they have a steady pipeline of players flowing through the program. When that pipeline breaks down, like Michigan's did, the team will struggle despite elite coaching.
I find it so indicative of our instant gratification throw away society that so many are asking for change. Y'all are sure that there is someone better out there, that all this talk of youth is a bullshit excuse made up by people who accept mediocrity, and if we could just get a real winner in there thugs would turn around. Football is played by players, not coaches. Yes coaching has a significant impact on performance, but at the end if the day player must execute, and young players tend to be inconsistent in their execution. Pretty simple. Michigan has 62% of its roster in their 1st or 2nd year. That is EXCEEDINGLY young, and people wonder why the season was marked by inconsistency.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Calm down Beavis! If you||
Calm down Beavis!
If you really set your mind to it, I don't think you could sound more like a spoiled brat who didn't get the toy he wanted from Santa. All you need to add is a nice floor flopping tantrum and you've got it nailed.
You've been patient huh? Ok then, since Danwillhor says he's been patient fuck everyone! He's mad and better get what he wants, and that is for pound of flesh in compensation for ... Wait what are they compensating you for? Oh yeah, I almost forgot, because you've been patient and all their excuses are bullshit and Borges is a moron ... Did I miss anything?
Good lord I hope you're 12 years old. If not, you need to take some time off from Michigan football as obviously you have zero perspective on where it was, as where it heading.
Oh, and look up the word, "patience." I think the definition will be enlightening.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Hilariously idiotic? C'mon||
Hilariously idiotic? C'mon man. It's so obvious when watching Team 134 it's idiotic that people aren't more sympathetic of the OC near impossible charge. The OL blockes, Michigan's offense thrives. They do not, its a debacle. Simple.