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STW P. Brabbs
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|3 weeks 1 day ago||Never in your life, eh?||
You must not watch all that much football.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||How do you know it's||
How do you know it's hard-earned? Maybe it was inherited. Not uncommon.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||When I read this||
I pronounced fuccbois in my head as 'fookbwah' like it was French.
I wonder if that makes me a fuccbois ...
|3 weeks 3 days ago||OK||
I gotta admit, this is a pretty fucking funny comment, all caps and all.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||MBA||
Ross is apparently really impressed with those revenues.
Probably thinks Goodell is doing a great job too.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Jesus tits||
How many times does Mattison have to passionately say that Home is the reason he came to take the job before people stop with this bullshit?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Just got to this ...||
So what you like about this diary is that there isn't much whining and crying?
I, too, appreciated its measured tone, and steadfast resolve to avoid extravagant self-flagellation.
Birds of a feather, you and I.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||There are mixed metaphors||
And then there are mixed metaphors that ask you to imagine getting your penis stuck in mud.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah||
Stupid Eric Magnuson and his goddamn not being awesome 4 games into his sophomore season. As we all know, most OL are either very good when thrust into a starting role as underweight freshman, or they're just never going to 'get it.'
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Deveon Smith is 5'11", 220||
Deveon Smith is 5'11", 220 lbs. If that's 'tall and thin' to you, your mom must have told your fat ass that to make you feel better. Or you're just making shit up to fit your squishy, bullshit argument.
Yes, Desmond Howard won the Heisman. You're the one who brought up NFL players, not me. He didn't do shit in the NFL.
Furman apparently looks decent for Oklahoma State, not that you have any real insight to that beyond the stats from a few games. Does he look better than our LBs now? Does Ok. St. play the same scheme? Also, whether UM over-recruited at LB or not isn't at issue. The relevant fact is that there are a lot of highly-regarded LBs on Michigan's roster. Furman wasn't one of them. There's no basis for assuming that they kept him at safety because of any antiquated/old-fashoned/crotchety obsession with size -- you just desperately want him to be a data point that fits your argument.
So, to recap:
Argument 1: The 'tall thin' RB case. The only RB who fits your 'tall, thin' mold is Shallman, and I still don't believe the coaches really thought he could be a starting RB. Just because they told him: we're bringing you in as a RB, that doesn't mean they weren't thinking, 'and if it doesn't work out, he's got H-back written all over him.' Regardless, he was definitely never a top target.
Argument 2: Michigan recruits safeties who are too tall. Admittedly, there are a lot of good safeties in the NFL who are 5'10" - 6' tall. But just because it's difficult to find someone who can play safety at 6'3" doesn't mean it's not a good thing when you do. Kam Chancellor, Harrison Smith, Eric Reid, and Marc Barron are all young, talented, taller safeties in the league. Here's a list of the heights of the top ten 2015 safety recruits per Rivals, from 1 to 10: 6'1", 6'0", 6'1", 6'3", 6'3", 6'3", 5'11", 6'2", 6'0", 6'2". Looks like the whole durn country has gotten all wrapped up in this Bo Schembechler man-ball thing, eh?
Argument 3: Michigan ignores short, talented WRs. Michigan likes tall WRs. So does everyone else. You seem to think that the bare fact that Michigan recruited Jaron Dukes means they must have ignored smaller, quicker WRs. This is baseless. But here's a solitary data point - if that's what we're doing - which is actually relevant without wild hypothesis and inference: UM really wanted Artavis Scott, but couldn't pull him in.
In conclusion: you wanted to make an argument about Hoke and co. being stuck in the past with regard to recruiting/personnel because it just felt right, but you have no relevant evidence to support that argument. This staff has been killing it in terms of recruiting, whether you like it or not. There are plenty of other areas for criticism, so I'm not sure why you picked this one.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||1) Maybe Shallman really was||
1) Maybe Shallman really was recruited to be a tailback, but if so he certainly wasn't a top target.
2) Who else has Michigan targeted who's tall and thin? Aside from Ty Isaac, whom, of course, almost every major program wanted. Damien Harris is 5'10", and Mike Weber is 5'9", 215 lbs.
3) Most safeties are 5'11"-6". This is, as you suggest, an area where Michigan has been recruiting outliers in terms of size. But I don't think that's really a 'looking to the past' phenomenon. If anything, it's bucking an older trend.
4) Hines Ward was good, but never elite. Wes Welker is a very good complementary player, but will never be a true #1 option.* Desmond Howard hardly played WR in the NFL. (You should have gone with Steve Smith, who's the only true all-around #1 WR under 6' tall I can think of off the top of my head. But he's still a major outlier.)
5) Seeing as how LB is loaded with quality depth, it's quite possible that the coaches looked at Furman -- who had nearly ideal safety size -- and thought that it would make much more sense for the roster to try to get him to work out at safety than to have him: 1) try to gain weight; 2) move to a new position; and 3) fight through that quality depth for a chance to get on the field. Safety, of course, being the position on our defense with the least quality depth. Sometimes, just maybe, the coaches makes decisions based on criteria other than This Is What Bo Would Have Done; Manball.
*You might counter that Welker was indeed Brady's #1 option for a few seasons there. But this was still primarily on short to intermediate routes, and it was during a period when there was a continual crying-out for a true #1 receiver to give Brady a downfield option.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Man-ball.||
Now you can stop worrying.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Yup.||
That's just about all one can say about it.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Finance-PhD||
Is almost undoubtedly a douche.
That is all.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Need some examples||
Thomas Rawls was about 5'10", 210 lbs. Wyatt Shallman was never recruited to be a starting tailback.
Green and Smith fit your argument in terms of size, but damn near every program in the country recruited the former. So maybe it's the fact that Deveon Smith is on the team that is bringing all these losses.
How big are the best linebackers in the NFL? The best receivers? Where are the Pro Bowlers who are Furman-sized?
Now I don't think that future NFL success is a good way to judge college players. I'd have zero problem with a team of smurfs who win championships and can't get drafted. But you brought up this question of NFL size in your argument, and it doesn't make any sense.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||15-22, man.||
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Michael Taylor||
Sounds like a guy who has no concept of how to distinguish 'former athletes' as a group from his own experience.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Seth: 'The shit he went through'||
Grbac was, you know, a pretty good QB. Was there something inherently unfair about Taylor having to compete to get his job back? Which, not incidentally, he did?
Was there something else nefarious about the situation, to your knowledge? And if so, is your only source on the matter the word of Taylor himself?
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Issues with the coaching staff||
If his issues stem from the fact that Michigan wanted Taylor to get surgery on his shoulder from the doctors at UM, who were probably elite orthopedists, instead of from what the source for that quote described as Taylor's 'high school physician' ... then Taylor's bitterness seems to be rather a reflection of his own issues.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Interesting slant||
Hoke's had 43 games, Rodriguez had 37. Though two of the extra Hoke games were bowl games.
So I'm not sure he's had that much more time to prove what he can do with his own players.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Networking!||
Everything about this post says 'I link to articles I've written on my LinkedIn page.'
This really, really reads like a "I earned $3,000/month working from home!" deal.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Other examples||
Also, though I personally don't like the guy: Pete Carroll.
I suspect that Les Miles might fit into the 'players' coach' mold also, though I don't know much about how he runs practices. As an outsider, it would seem like it might be hard not to giggle being yelled at by that kooky bastard, but who knows.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Relatively small point||
But at the end of the second drive, Funchess doesn't make that catch because the DB plows through his arm from the back. I can maybe see why the refs didn't see this, but it was most definitely PI. Not Funchess's fault.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I don't disagree||
But I think that the number 2 doesn't really fit with the idea of 'struggles with man coverage but is pretty good in zone.'
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Uh||
Not with linemen. But they sure do with RBs and TEs.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Well||
That's pretty fucking lame, STEVE.
This is Michigan, fergodsakes, not the University of Being kind of a Pussy.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Aww||
Huckleberry's such a grumpy grump that he forgot to make sure he knew what the fuck he was talking about first.
Cheer up booboo!
|7 weeks 2 days ago||On Green's second play||
You know - the one after he botched his assignment and missed the handoff from Gardner - he had as gaping a cutback lane as Smith had all game, and instead decided to burrow his head into Joe Burzynski's ass.
Having a faster first step doesn't mean shit if you lack vision and balance. If there's one former Michigan back Green runs like, it's Carlos Brown (but slower).
|7 weeks 3 days ago||For what it's worth guys||
Califan giving you this information strictly so that you can have a better idea of the truthiness of Roseboro's numbers.
He normally doesn't like to talk much about his ALL THAT IS MAN weightlifting prowess. That'd just be tacky.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Word.||
I'm with you, man. Always weird and creepy, but also repeated so often that it's utterly unimaginative and will never, ever be funny.