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|11 hours 56 min ago||Let me consult my Ouija board...||
|13 hours 23 min ago||Agree 100% about Ohio's relative importance||
Michigan doesn't have to rely nearly as heavily on recruiting Ohio as we used to in the old days. For years, Michigan didn't devote the resources to spending a lot of time recruiting in states far away. Now, it's completely different. With a much bigger budget and more resources being put into recruiting, talent rich areas like Texas, California, Florida, New Jersey, Georgia, etc. have become much bigger for Michigan recruiting efforts. That being said, midwestern states still need to be recruited strongly since it's easier to get kids to commit simply because of shorter distances for them and their families to get here.
|1 day 14 hours ago||I agree with the point about cronyism||
regarding MSC and our recently departed infamous AD. But, he had a lot of people fooled for a long time including me. Aside from all that though, it's really just not smart to give anyone a big fat guaranteed contract like that these days. There are just too many negative things that can happen which make it a terrible investment. But, it seems to be a way of life in corporate America where CEO's are given huge, usually unwarranted bonuses and golden parachute deals by boards of directors.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Liar Tressel makes a valid point||
but Ohio is only one state where both schools will go for top talent. Yes, it still has a lot of good players, but states like Florida, Texas, and California still dominate. Ohio will probably keep beating us at recruiting until Harbaugh starts winning big and gets his player development juggernaut fully built out. Besides, beating Ohio at recruiting in that state will always be very difficult. The best we will be able to do is pull out a number of top kids they wanted too. But, it isn't that big a deal any more with recruiting being so national for both programs.
|2 days 9 hours ago||I can see Jim and his Dad||
having a good time laughing at these dumbasses in this courtroom. That's the best part of this show. These people without lawyers there don't know what they're doing and Judge Judy has a field day with them.
|3 days 9 hours ago||I really like his film highlights||
Looks like he has a lot of coordination and moves for a big. Hopefully he's put on some weight since he was listed at 194 though. Sign him up!
|4 days 6 hours ago||But this is why great swimmers want to come here||
to swim for Michigan and Coach Mike Bottom. He's a really elite coach internationally and Michigan is greatly fortunate to have him here. Coach B is a major candidate for the head coach for the 2016 Olympics U.S. team in Brazil. Having him here can only be an advantage. And personally knowing Mike, I can say he is a great person and one of the most genuine people you'll meet. Seeing him be so successful is tremendous. Go Blue!
|1 week 17 hours ago||No doubt - you are right||
You can watch that replay over and over again and Charles White never comes close to crossing the plane. I think the referee who called it a TD must have been standing at midfield or something or possibly been a massive Trojan homer. Geez. I'm still angry about that call after all these years.
|1 week 1 day ago||I don't a problem in the least with Coach H's||
terse responses. Many of the questions he gets are inane and not worth much if any of his time. Michigan didn't hire him for his glib press conference skills. They hired because he knows how to coach players and win games. These press conferences are a necessary evil that is part of his job, but not one that makes a difference in how successful he is.
|1 week 2 days ago||Drake Harris||
Very disappointing that not only has he not gained weight, but he actully lost some. The guy is not going to see the field much until he gains some strength. I was really hoping that he might be a breakout player this year but it doesn't seem likely.
|1 week 5 days ago||Wrongo||
Winston WILL be a huge failure in the NFL because he doesn't have the mental tenacity, maturity, and discipline to succeed in the pros. Give him a ton of money and take away the weak leash that FSU and the NCAA had him on, and you have a recipe for disaster. Any team that invests a high draft pick in him will be making a huge mistake. Bank on it.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||My one complaint about the Beilein system is||
What you just stated. He always puts undersized lineups on the court and it clearly costs us some games. He has to rely on the outside shooting too much, which means if we play a team that's tough in the paint AND can play good perimeter defense, we're dead.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I'm heading down to Florida on Saturday||
so I'll try to scout this kid for everyone and report back here.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||With Michigan whiffing on LB's in 2015,||
where does this leave us for 2016? At least two, maybe 3 I'd think.
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||I would guess that the number of doctors who||
commit some form of malpractice and who DON'T have their licenses revoked is a far higher number. The medical profession is notorious for protecting its own. If you ever try to sue a doctor, good luck finding another doctor to act as a witness against him/her. But on the football part of this discussion, I would guess it's at least possible that there are some team doctors out there who will make these kind of medical hardship decisons in the favor of the program, especially if there is any doubt. Just saying.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I wish him the best of luck no matter what he decides||
especially given what he's gone through. He seems like a great young man and one whom I'd love to see Go Blue!
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Agree||
I've been saying since NSD that Higdon will make everyone here forget about Mike Weber. Past time to move on.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Amen brother||
Let's just stop the threads about Mike Weber unless the extremely unlikely event occurs where he decides to dump OSU and sign with U-M. Otherwise, let's move on and talk about players who have signed and/or enrolled at Michigan.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Wow, this story just keeps on going||
I just hope the poor guy makes up his mind really soon if he hasn't already. Either way I wish him the best of luck.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I'd sure as hell take 10 wins||
but will be very happy with 9. I believe the run game, special teams, and defense will all be improved. The passing game will depend on how the QB situation turns out. If the new guy can run the offense pretty efficiently and our defense is doing well, and a few breaks go our way, then 10 wins may be possible.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I find this story very interesting, since I grew up||
in the 60's and 70's and many of these phrases were commonly used with few eyebrows being raised. But, encouraging young people to be more aware of the downside of these phrases is probably a good thing, even though it does seem a little absurd to spend $16K to do it.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Well then, I guess she learned the hard way||
that it's best to just stay off of Twitter if you don't want to read crappy troll-posts about your son - especially if he switched his mind and changed commitments. I'm not at all saying Weber did anything at all wrong. He's perfectly entitled to switch what school he was committed to. But the reality is that Twitter has a lot of a-holes hiding behind anonymous user names who seem to love to pile hate on high school athletes. The best advice high school coaches can give recruited players like Weber is it's best to just stay off of Twitter. And if they do go on it, it's at their own risk.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Punched him in the arm AND called him an asshole,||
And it was a huge NFL guy you've never met? You've been in the sun too long.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||We'll probably get more players from FL||
Than CA. But, it sounds from the 2016 players being targeted early, that CA will also be a major focus of our recruiting.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Mark my words||
Karan Higdon will make people here forget about Weber. I don't care if Weber is rated more highly. Higdon is the kind of guy who will be successful no matter where he goes or what he does.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Assuming that they already axed the Brandon sycophants||
it could be we have 20 more people because our program offers a lot more services to players and the community, or we have to have more compliance people because we have certain newspapers trying to harpoon us all the time. Who knows. I wouldn't read to much into the difference. The reality is that everyone wants the team to win B10 titles, bowl games, and NC's, and to do that in today's day and age, you need to outwork and outprepare the other teams. One big way to accomplish that is with more people to do more work.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||No, we don't have to, but....||
If they're qualified for the job, all the better.
|4 weeks 6 hours ago||The team just looked tired and clueless||
how to stop a much bigger team that also came to play defense. The injuries, inexperience, and lack of size all caught up with Michigan at once tonight with predictable results. It is what it is for the rest of the season I'm afraid. Hopefully, we'll have a healthy team next year - and Zak Irvin figures out what's wrong - and a big, inside, physical player falls into our lap.
|4 weeks 10 hours ago||I like your list of the 23 spots||
assuming of course they end up with that many schollies available. I totally agree about getting at least 2 RB's. If they could squeeze out an extra spot, I wouldn't mind another OL either. Normally with all the QB's, I'd say we don't need one - but HARBAUGH. I don't want to go back to the days where we we don't have enough choices at QB and enough competition.
|4 weeks 13 hours ago||Well, Harbaugh doesn't seem to want to||
wait to stock up the team with QB options. I like this direction a lot. Looking back at the last 14 years, Michigan seemed to have too many seasons where we didn't have many quality QB's on the roster. RR's first year was perhaps the worst of them all.