this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|1 year 22 weeks ago||Started reading and got to||
Started reading and got to "offensive line." I just couldn't read any further.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||My question is why is it Ok||
My question is why is it Ok to suspend due process at the University level? I find this to be repulsive.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Guilty until proven innocent||
Guilty until proven innocent doesn't sit well with me. It amazes me that people are so ready to give up due process.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||I've been doing this every||
I've been doing this every week, but it sure would be nice if the podcast would sync with my phone the same way all my other podcasts do. This "solution" is kind of a pain in the ass, not to mention that the podcast usually gets posted while I'm at work and if it would sync with my phone I could listen to it on the way home.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||I don't think a nationally||
I don't think a nationally known band needs the Michigan brand to get noticed. You might not know of this band, but as somone who listens to rock I can tell you that this wasn't done to get noticed. Heaven forbid a nationally known band from Michigan would want to write a tribute to a Michigan team. You might not like the song, and you might have some valid points about when it's played, but you don't know what you are talking about regarding the bands motivations.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||Right, because everyone||
Right, because everyone should like the same music. I don't generally agree with the "get off my lawn," crowd a lot, but I do think that some things should be untouchable. The band playing The Victors while the team runs out of the tunnel being one of those things.
|4 years 15 weeks ago||The negativity on this board||
The negativity on this board toward Brian is beyond ridiculous. After three years of getting your hopes up only to have them trampled on, I think he's entitled to some skepticism. I was a RichRod supporter all the way up until about November of this past year and I'll be a Hoke supporter now. However, just because someone wants Michigan to win doesn't mean it's going to happen and voicing those fears isn't trashing the new coach, it's being realistic and trying to soften any future dissappointment that may or may not happen.
|4 years 49 weeks ago||Give it a rest||
Seriously, the negativity is annoying and not funny. Yes, corner is screwed. It was screwed last year and we were still less than 10 points from a bowl game so excuse me if I'd like a little positivity with my doom.
|4 years 49 weeks ago||Honestly, my first thought||
Honestly, my first thought is, "whatever." That isn't in relation to Troy getting hurt, just to the impact on the season. After the last two years I believe I've seen the worst, so really, bring it on. One guy isn't going to make or break the season and the corner position already sucked on paper. That hasn't really changed and I had already figured that freshmen would get extensive reps at the position this year, so this news doesn't really change anything. Every team has weaknesses, some more than others, and it's how a team makes up for those weaknesses that determines what the season holds. Let's all just let the season begin before proclaiming the season a disaster.
|5 years 38 weeks ago||He does need more time, and||
He does need more time, and he'll get it too. The majority of our problems can only be addressed with recruiting and, unfortunately, that takes time.
|5 years 38 weeks ago||Great Post||
Yet another example of what we should be seeing on the front page of this blog.
|5 years 38 weeks ago||We need more posts like this||
We need more posts like this and less negativity on this blog. Please. This post lays out exactly why we have issues and laying blame on a second year head coach needs to stop. It is utterly obvious that there is a huge depth problem on both sides of the ball. It is also utterly obvious that there has been some huge improvements over last year. I expect there will be further improvements next year. That doesn't mean we'll be up there with OSU or USC, but we'll see more consistency and growth as this team continues to add depth and experience. Let's get some perspective here and let the coaching staff do its job.
We've all had to deal with enough negativity from other sources and I don't think we need to here it here too.
|5 years 38 weeks ago||I'm seriously close to||
I'm seriously close to writing this blog off. Questioning a coaching staff in year two when the previous coaching staff left the cupboard bare or if your nice, very questionable, is ridiculous. I'm not sure what to do with the idea that one of my favorite sites on the internet is going rogue and helping fuel crazy talk.
|5 years 39 weeks ago||The negativity that is||
The negativity that is starting to permeate from this blog is starting to get annoying. We've known for a while now that the defense has serious depth issues. Complaining about it and then blaming the defensive coordinator isn't going to change it. Yes, I'm reading blame when I read this UFR. As you so correctly put, what exactly is he supposed to do with the talent he has to work with. I'm at a loss as to what defensive scheme is going to make up for lack of talent.
The last thing we need right now is to change defensive coordinators for the fourth straight year. That position needs some stability right now more than anything else.
There is a lot to critique but, please, lets keep things in perspective and just be happy with the improvement we've seen this year. When you factor in the lack of depth on this team it's amazing that they've been able to do as well as they have. That should be praised.
Edit: Just to clarify, maybe you aren't being too negative. Maybe I'm just reading too much internet crap....
|5 years 41 weeks ago||Speak for yourself, I'm not||
Speak for yourself, I'm not pissed at all. There is absolutely no reason to be pissed. We were 3-9 last year. We are performing above expectations. Everyone should be extremely satisfied with what they see and be excited for the future. Perspective people.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||I actually see the logic||
I actually see the logic behind going for two after the first touchdown. If you go for two in that spot and miss, you'll get a second shot at the two point for a tie should you score the second touchdown.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||My expectations haven't||
My expectations haven't changed from the start of the season. I still believe we'll be 8-4 or 9-3, but could see 7-5 happening as well. I'm happy with just having a winning season this year.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||Exactly. I don't think||
Exactly. I don't think changing players in and out of the offensive line would be a good idea. I also think you have to take into consideration the weather and the fact that we have very few upperclassmen on the team right now. Would Molk have been better? Probably. However, he's not an option right now and I don't think that second guessing the coaching staff when they have the benefit of seeing the players everyday in practice is a smart thing to do. Hell, even Brian was second guessing having a walk-on or two on defense when you have a scholarship player waiting. If you've been reading the UFR's then you know how wrong he was. The coaches know what they are doing. If there was only one thing someone could learn from last year I would think that it would be patience.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||I'd wager that there isn't a||
I'd wager that there isn't a play in the playbook that doesn't have multiple options. I've got the distinct impression that RichRod likes his players to have choices on every play. For the record, I think this is a good thing even if it leads to a bad read on a punt in your own territory. The upside is far greater for this kind of offense that the stagnant stuff we used to run.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||Look, there are going to a||
Look, there are going to be a lot of converted 3rd downs against us this year. It sucks, it's frustrating, but it is what it is. Our offense is more than capable of keeping us in games and all our defense needs to do is be good enough to let us score more. That, however, isn't going to work every game and there will be games like this. There is a ton to be excited about and I don't see the purpose in second guessing the team right now considering the circumstances. It's a very very young team and the fact that RichRod has Michigan at 4-1 right now speaks volumes about his coaching ability. Enjoy it, enjoy being a part of this culture change. Enjoy watching as Michigan continues to defy expectations. Make no mistake, they'll continue to surprise and amaze, but there are going to be bumps in the road. This team still has a lot of growing to do.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||I thought a 2pt conversion||
I thought a 2pt conversion was a good idea too, however, I have absolutely no problem with either play call in that situation.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||He did try to pass and they||
He did try to pass and they were dropped. I think the weather had a lot to do with the play calling. They didn't go to more passing until it was necessary, and even then it was dangerous (although necessary) considering the downpour.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||We have something they don't,||
We have something they don't, a coach with common sense.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||Lloyd deserves credit for||
Lloyd deserves credit for being a great human being. I wouldn't extend that credit to the football field in his last few years. While he may not have had any 3-9 seasons while he was coach I think that if the current depth on defense is any indication then we would have been in for much worse.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||People need to calm down. We||
People need to calm down. We knew this was coming, at least, anyone paying attention did. That being said, yes, it sucks to lose to sparty but there is a lot to be happy about. I wouldn't let this loss affect that good feeling we all have about this season.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Is there a way to add the||
Is there a way to add the mgopodcast as a subscription in iTunes? If not, are there any plans to make one available? I listen to all my podcasts while at work and it would be nice have iTunes have this automatically on my ipod ready to go whenever a new one is posted.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||The NCAA should have gone to||
The NCAA should have gone to RR behind closed doors and allowed the Michigan coaching staff to handle it. Allowing the NCAA to publicly handle discipline is a dangerous precedent to set.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||The "...pride...fall" remark||
The "...pride...fall" remark was in reference to a Dantonio quote and very relevant considering their performance this weekend.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Seriously, and ND fans wonder||
Seriously, and ND fans wonder why people hate Weis so much. The officiating is irrelevant when the other team scores 38 on you with a true freshman quarterback.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||I fail to see how it's being||
I fail to see how it's being taken too far. The article in question is a joke. The author didn't research countable and non-countable hours. He had a conclusion and set out to prove the conclusion. It's like a religious zealot that only seeks out evidence that supports his worldview. It's ludicrous and needs to be scorned and ridiculed. If anything, this article and the author that wrote it needs to be ridiculed more by the national media instead of being supported by them.