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|7 weeks 6 days ago||I just wanted everyone to||
I just wanted everyone to know that following winter conditioning I have also put on about 22 pounds by working out and eating everything in sight. While not all of it is good weight, I fully plan on leaning out and should be at a healthy playing weight by fall. Can someone please let Hoke know? I do have a fifth year to work with.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||If Hagelin counts as a silver||
If Hagelin counts as a silver medal all by his lonesome then they clearly did the math wrong. That means we get two each for Davis and White and that makes it 2 gold, 1 silver, and 2 bronze.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||The guy a few spots ahead of||
The guy a few spots ahead of him in ESPN's rankings of Ohio players, Marc Loving, has done very little this year at Ohio State. If he wasn't ready then there's no point in having him run around and waste minutes. I do think it was worthwhile.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||The last two games against||
The last two games against Nebraska and Penn State have been interesting for Michigan's KenPom ranking. They've basically held steady in the rankings at around 20-21, but their offense has risen from about 15th to 5th best in the country while their defense has dropped from a peak of 48th to 77th. With the way their offense appears to be improving, they can definitely move up if they can just figure out how to get that defense back down towards last year's level.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Rotating the Defense||
I think one way to get better is to stop rotating guys so ridiculously much. There really didn't seem to be any appreciable benefit to rotating every single position. The starters are your starters for a reason: because they're better than the guys behind them. Rotate the defensive line just enough that they don't get tired and play three inside linebackers, but other than that, I think this defense will perform at its best with only token subbing.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Ya, you read the OrangeBloods||
Ya, you read the OrangeBloods report I presume? Some very shady stuff going on there and very disfunctional as well? The thing is, that's not for him to decide. That's what resignation means. Yet he felt the need to interfere completely.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||#franklin4texas||
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Hoke clearly went for that||
Hoke clearly went for that last touchdown because he was worried about padding Michigan's tempo free stats. I would've thought that was obvious.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||I'm not sure that there are a||
I'm not sure that there are a lot of takeaways from Penn State's game against Indiana, unfortunately. They play such a different offense than us, so any struggles that Penn State revealed on Saturday may not be repeatable for our offense.
On defense it's going to be interesting to see what Mattison does. Unfortunately I see him playing a lot of two deep to prevent Allen Robinson from destroying us in the long game, so we'll have to see if Penn State can sustain long drives. I see them scoring somewhere in the low to mid 20's, so we just have to get above that.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Probably two, which relies||
Probably two, which relies upon McGary and GRIII going pro after this season. Zero if they don't go pro, but let's be honest here.
|30 weeks 6 days ago||I agree with Cincy, I thought||
I agree with Cincy, I thought the forums were excellent. The chats they held and the information they dropped there was second to none. Tom had as good of connections as anyone except maybe Sam Webb, but when you consider how expensive Scout is, Wolverine Nation was well worth it. I thought it was the best value in recruiting coverage, but now without the forums it's just not even worthwhile.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||I'm always surprised that so||
I'm always surprised that so many of these kids pick up gear for each school they visit. You've got a whole lot of t-shirts and sweatshirts to give away when you choose your school then.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||My favorite thing about this||
My favorite thing about this team right now is that they seem good enough on both sides of the ball that Michigan can enter a game with a comprehensive gameplan and feel comfortable that they're going to be able to execute it. It seems pretty clear that they were going to allow Notre Dame to dink and dunk their way down the field because they thought that they couldn't be stopped on offense. Teams like Michigan State and Nebraska don't have that kind of freedom, and I think it's an underrated aspect of success in football today. You're going to come up against a lot of different styles of play and it's nice to have the ability to adapt.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||If you were impressed by Rees||
If you were impressed by Rees I don't think you were watching the same quarterback as I was. He did some good things obviously, but that's more about the Notre Dame coaching staff realizing his limitations and putting him in a position to succeed. He has very little arm strength and loses his accuracy on anything past 15 yards. There were several times a guy was wide open and he couldn't put the ball in the right spot. He wouldn't have a hope of hitting even a fraction of the throws that Devin was making. In my opinion, he's a decent QB but one that you'll always have to put in a position to succeed, he's never going to win a game by himself. You correctly pointed out the receivers though. I think Jones and Daniels are very, very talented and Niklas will only get better. They're the talent that carries that offense right now.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||What do you think of Pumking?||
What do you think of Pumking? I had it for the first time this year and I really didn't like it. I've read a lot of reviews on Beer Advocate that people didn't like this year's batch, even those that have liked it in the past.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||Hmmm, born without ears and||
Hmmm, born without ears and eyes? That's a bummer.
Watch her perform "Your Sex is on Fire" on the YouTubes and see if that doesn't change your mind really quickly.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||Magnus has you||
Magnus has you covered: http://touchthebanner.blogspot.com/2013/09/visitors-michigan-vs-notre-dame.html
It's not as comprehensive or up-to-date as some of the pay sites, but it's got most of what you need.
|33 weeks 23 hours ago||It's pretty cool to see but||
It's pretty cool to see but you've got to hope that Henry passes him at some point. There's just no way his ceiling isn't higher than Glasgow's.
|33 weeks 2 days ago||Couple of Thoughts||
OSU was missing Bryant and Roby. They weren't elite in this game, but that doesn't mean they can't be. Just like Michigan was missing Thomas Gordon, that affects the game.
Also, the problem with Ferentz isn't whether he should or shouldn't be fired, because it's obvious that he should. The problem is that they're locked into a long-term deal where they owe him vast piles of money. He can't be fired because they can't afford to.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||I didn't know Clay had an||
I didn't know Clay had an account here.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||You are correct about the||
You are correct about the ranges, but those are only approximations for their final rankings. Since they only use 6.1 for 5 Stars and only release 10 5 Stars right now, there's a decent chance Campbell is still in the top 25, but not a 5 Star right now.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||He's a Tennessee fan, SEC||
He's a Tennessee fan, SEC homer, misogynist troll god who has made his living off of writing click-bait columns with "controversial" points of view. Past projects include boob power rankings, defending Darren Rovell, and defending Brett Musburger's unprofessional fixation on Katherine Webb during the national championship game. He's atrocious.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||Please, warn people that||
Please, warn people that you're posting something from Clay Travis. If I would have known, I wouldn't have clicked on anything that idiot wrote.
In fact, I would prefer if what he wrote didn't get posted at all. If it has to, it should come with a warning.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||Hand is actually listed as a||
Hand is actually listed as a strongside defensive end on all of the recruiting sites. If Taco has the pass rushing ability and speed to get to the QB, you'll want him more on the edge than on the interior (which the SDE is in this defense), up to a reasonable size. Plus with Hand coming in and looking at that SDE depth, that would be a much better place for him to play early since the talent and depth seems to be a lot lower.
To me next year it's:
Clark (Sr, 50% snaps)
Wormley (RS Soph, 40% snaps)
|33 weeks 6 days ago||I'm sure this has been asked||
I'm sure this has been asked before, but do you use your predictions to make a well placed bet or two from time to time?
|34 weeks 1 day ago||Agreed, but after having two||
Agreed, but after having two camps and a full offseason to do so, the question has become "can he"?
|34 weeks 1 day ago||The secondary is the most||
The secondary is the most fascinating to me.
-Terry Richardson seems pretty buried at this point. That's a pretty big bummer for a 4* guy with an offer from Alabama.
-Channing Stribling must be the steal of the century.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Also, thanks for the great||
Also, thanks for the great information! Nice to have someone with insider knowledge around.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Would that 2015 OL happen to||
Would that 2015 OL happen to be Matt Burrell?
|35 weeks 6 days ago||Some of the recruiting||
Some of the recruiting writers I follow on twitter were retweeting some of his stuff from his (Lattimore's) visit to the BBQ, so I clicked and read through his reactions. My impression was that he was almost begrudgingly really enjoying everything, like he didnt want to be having fun and liking it, but still was. It's good to see that he's taking an official visit too. I still don't expect him to choose Michigan, but at least we're making them work for it.