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|2 days 9 hours ago||Swen Swenson HAS to come here||
That's a classic name if there ever was one. Usually you see guys with that kind of name on Minnesota or Wiscy.
Great recruiting update. Thanks Ace.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Definitely sounds like a game-changing impact||
player. If he comes to Michigan, he'll be an All-American almost for sure. Watching his film, he's a man among boys. If he does play corner, I can't remember a bigger, more physical one that we've had.
I think if he comes here, Hoke and Mattison will solve any showboating issue or problem very quickly.
|3 days 10 hours ago||It wasn't all the interior line blocking with Fitz||
that caused his lower production. IMO he was just running tentatively a lot of the time. Too much stopping and starting, basically not decisive. So, although I am hoping Fitz returns to his form of two seasons ago, his bad injury makes me less optimistic this will happen - especially early in the season. That will give great opportunities to both Green and Smith. Of course, there's no guarantee either of those guys will be ready to take on the #1 back position. We'll have to see.
|5 days 9 hours ago||Nothing surprising here||
It's just more of the "anything is fine as long as you don't get caught" mentality among their supporters. I was just down in Ohio on Saturday and had the unfortunate experience of going into a roadside bar/restaurant that was run by Buckeye fans. There on the wall among a bunch of other ugly scarlet and grey crap was a big framed picture of Terrelle Pryor. Enough said.
|5 days 16 hours ago||For the time, Smith was a pretty big receiver||
As I recall, he was about 6-3 and 195 or 200 range.
|5 days 19 hours ago||Yes, a VERY underutilized player||
In those days we would run many plays with Smith being the only non-TE receiver on the field. And of course the vast majority of those plays he would be blocking. Our running game was so powerful, Bo just didn't see the need to throw often. When he did, Smith would frequently get a big gain because the other team was so geared up to stop the run. Great player though.
|6 days 9 hours ago||You are correct||
Competitive rowing requires you to be in extremely good shape. I also rowed with a local club in Ann Arbor for several years and my experience with doing racing gave me an appreciation for how difficult of a sport it really is.
|1 week 1 day ago||Well that's a kick in the arse||
but good luck to Mr. Bars nonetheless. With only one more spot to fill (presumably) we have lots of time still to find a good player. The coaches may have to fire up the printer and print off a few more offer letters, but that's what paper is for.
|1 week 1 day ago||Sometimes it's due to money||
other times it's demographics. Radio stations are always messing around with their target markets. I've seen them change formats literally overnight with no warning. Maybe Drew and Mike were not appealing enough to a younger demographic the station wanted to try and target. Who knows? I kind of liked listening to them because they went far enough back to relate to a lot of things I do. I'm sure they'll find a new local gig. Drew is actually pretty well-informed on sports and could probably host a sports talk show if he wanted.
|1 week 2 days ago||It comes down to upbringing||
Down in Ohio, they raise their kids to swear at non-OSU people. Kids learn by example. They watch their parents spit and swear at Michigan fans/players/alums and replicate the same behavior when they become adults. Kind of a nice legacy to pass on, eh?
|1 week 2 days ago||Dang good offer list for a straight 3* across the board||
If his height is legit, he can easily add weight and grow into an effective LB down the road. Most of his weaknesses sound like things our coaches can correct once (if) he gets here. He probably would be a guy we'd redshirt which is fine. Hopefully, he'll Go Blue shortly and stay away from the Dark Side.
|1 week 4 days ago||This will give KU a dang good team next season||
but we'll see how many are left after the NBA draft in 2014 Wiggins is a one and done for sure.
|1 week 4 days ago||No joke||
If he had picked Kentucky my head would have exploded.
|1 week 5 days ago||Good for Coach Hoke||
ND fans can't argue with him either after their chicken-shit AD ddn't have the guts to tell David Brandon to his face that they were ending the game series. I guess they were just getting sick of losing to us constantly. For ND's sake, Purple Face should keep his mouth shut on this one and not make the whole thing worse for them. I can't wait until we ass-stomp them this September.
|1 week 5 days ago||Robinson was kind of an enigma from a||
fan's standpoint. He came in with very good athletic ability and seemingly well-suited to be a starting safety some day. But as is the case sometimes with highly rated recruits, they don't live up to the hype. Physically, he seemed good enough to compete, but other aspects of his game just weren't cuttng it on the pratice field I guess. Good luck to him and Mr. Jones however.
|1 week 6 days ago||A very good question||
My theory regarding guys who implode when they get into the NFL after relatively incident-free college years is a combination of suddenly having a bunch of money in their pockets + the sudden freedom from the structure & discipline inherent with most college programs. Let's face it, the NFL coaches don't have the time or inclination to solve personal problems of their players. They assume they're adults and going to act like them. I'm not sure that theory totally explains Titus Young's crime spree and bizarre behavior. You'd have thought this would have shown up sometime at BSU and that the Lions would have checked it out. Wait, strike that last part /dumb
|1 week 6 days ago||Our first Mother's Day where neither of our...||
daughters will be with us. So, after Church, I'm taking her to Mac's Seafood grill in Saline (all the brunches in AA were booked up by the time I called them this week!) After that, it's probably call my Mom in TX, go to the club to workout, and maybe some grillin.
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||Mens Rowing||
They have an excellent team most years and have sent rowers to the Olympics.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Bless you and Tae for doing this||
You're true Michigan Men who are making a difference. That's what going to Michigan is all about. And thank you for all your hard work in the past. Go Blue!
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Agreed about the lack of action||
by the people in charge of the program at the time. Fisher also should have been more vigilant. So, there's blame on both sides for sure.
I did think the article's example using Alfred Taubman was a valid one. But in that case there was no NCAA equivalent group to tell U-M we had to "disassociate ourselves" with him. So, we didn't.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Wonderful game||
I just pulled out my game program from that day to re-live the memories. Chris Perry, John Navarre, Braylon Edwards, et al ruled the day.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Of course he was famous for his....||
general call of "FUM-BULLLL!!!" whenever someone dropped the ball. It was loud with increased emphasis on the 2nd syllable. You'd want to find recordings of that.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Who knows? Radio station suits||
often make changes just for the sake of changes - which has always been annoying to me. They have on-air personalities that a lot of people have gotten to like and then they yank them off the air with no warning. Which is the other thing I really dislike about the way many radio stations are managed. They make big changes in their format or DJ's without a word of warning to their listeners or advertisers (customers). To me it shows a lack of respect for the people who are really supporting the station. In this case, at least we know May 17th is their last day.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Bummer if true||
But, this is the start of the time of year when most transfers happen. Just reality.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Nice to read about the increasing buzz with some top||
BB players - notably Looney and Zimmerman. It sounds like the coaches are doing an outstanding job with those 2 guys so far.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||2 RB?||
It seems with the guys we got last class and the good prospects for 2015, we could get by with one. Besides, it doesn't sound like we have a bounty of top RB's in our sights currently.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Fortunately, smart kids like Peppers||
will usually see through that kind of cheap and negative approach to recruiting. That's probably why he's getting sick of the whole process and wants to move up his schedule for announcing his decision.
I'd love to see a comparison of the two players as prospects at the same stage - Peppers vs. Woodson. I remember Woodson was a very highly rated player too coming out of H.S.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||If we keep signing 2-3 guys in the top 100||
per year, this program will be staying in that elite status - which is where we belong. I agree that the 2014 class will be very important to maintaining where we are. Getting Booker and 1 or 2 other top 100 guys will be important.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Most likely, the biggest boost to our||
recruiting (due to the NCAA run this year) will be the 2015, 2016 classes. I'd guess a lot of kids in 2014 already have their preferences of programs one way or the other. Still, I like what I see with Tillman. He looks like someone who the coaches could develop into a very good Big Ten player. Besides, I think it's good to have a balance between signing good solid players who develop over time (and stay for 4 years) AND highly rated guys who can play right away.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||As much as I'd love to see all||
the guys on that list Go Blue, it probably isn't happening. Bars and Scott are probably the two least likely to end up here (just a feeling really).