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|1 day 14 hours ago||I won't believe it until I||
I won't believe it until I see an actual quote from the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Head Football Coach at the University of Michigan Brady Hoke himself.
|2 days 23 hours ago||Keep the gunners leave the||
Keep the gunners leave the cannolies.
|3 days 16 hours ago||You're post is both fair and||
You're post is both fair and sad.
|4 days 23 hours ago||Dave Brandon's quest to try||
Dave Brandon's quest to try to erase the greatest losses in Michigan's history by playing the teams again category:
|5 days 1 min ago||Don, we've been around too||
Don, we've been around too long and know the game too well.
I was going to go with TCU and Vanderbilt.
TCU so coaches and AD could make the claim for recruiting Texas.
|5 days 21 hours ago||Maybe Cole is really that||
Maybe Cole is really that good, if so great.
I'm guessing Magnuson is the best left tackle and also happens to be in the top four for interior players. If so, it makes sense to get reps with Cole at LT and Magnuson playing guard so the team is prepared in case Magnuson or one of the interior guys gets injured.
|1 week 1 day ago||I lived in Austin for the||
I lived in Austin for the past seventeen years. Most of everything people have mentioned is true. A couple of points specific to living there as a family life. Austin is not a hub city for airports. Although there are some direct flights, most require you to go through someplace else. My wife's family is west coast and mine is Midwest and it was a pain in the butt getting to them while traveling with our little boy. Look into what flights exist for where you may need to travel back to.
|1 week 4 days ago||I wonder how they randomly||
I wonder how they randomly chose to only mass produce #98 and #47?
Seems like odd numbers to randomly pick.
Are those numbers even in circulation?
Must be walk-ons.
|1 week 4 days ago||I think the numbers look||
I think the numbers look stupid (a little too prison like for my taste). I prefer they keep with the classic uni and leave it at that. If we have to put up with alternate uni's, this is far better than the first three attempts in my opinion. This will be far less bumble beeish than the MSU jerseys, much more readable than the South Carolina jerseys, and I still don't know WTF the first Under the Lights jersey was (this will at least look more traditional than those).
|1 week 5 days ago||At least it wasn't a cooler.||
At least it wasn't a cooler.
|1 week 5 days ago||Updated version||
|1 week 5 days ago||I'm sorry, but that's funny.||
I'm sorry, but that's funny.
|1 week 5 days ago||Had it been Jalen, Jimmy,||
Had it been Jalen, Jimmy, Ray, or Juwan my first thought would have been "cool, I can't wait to read that". Because it was Webber my first thought was "please no".
|1 week 5 days ago||I would have switched Uncle||
I would have switched Uncle Leo and Putty becuase I see Illinois much more as the shallow thinking sex loving auto mechanic who somehow becomes a car salesman type and Iowa as the older just wanting to be noticed type, but other than that, spot on.
|1 week 5 days ago||If the powers that be F-Up||
If the powers that be F-Up March Madness (which the NCAA owns) because football, football, football...that would suck.
|1 week 6 days ago||Sadly I had to grow up in||
Sadly I had to grow up in Ohio. But my Dad had grown up in Michigan. Three things happened every Saturday from spring to fall. A trip to the bakery, Dad made breakfast for the family, and then yardwork. Once fall rolled around, all of that had to happen earlier so we would be done by noon to watch Michigan on TV, but only when Wittenberg wasn't playing a home game.
I don't remember a specific first game. I have a collage of memories. I'm sure google could give me the exact dates, but I remember Bo, Jamie Morris, Jim Harbaugh, Demetrius Brown, Michael Taylor, Jarrod Bunch, Leroy Hoard, Tony Boles, Greg McMurtry, Chris Calloway and the list keeps going.
I thought my first live game was going to be fall 1991. It was time to go to college and Michigan was my only choice. It wasn't my Dad's. He had bought all those donughts and made all those breakfasts over the years. And he was paying for it, what could I do?
After graduation I moved to Texas. Games at UT were fun, but they weren't special.
Then came my first game at Michigan Stadium. UConn 2010. Denard's first game as a starter in the newly renovated Big House. That was special.
Now I'm in Minnesota. I can't wait for that 10 game B1G schedule so I get to see the Maize and Blue come to town more than once every 6-8 years.
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||They come and they go, Hobbs,||
They come and they go, Hobbs, they come and they go.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I see they are already||
I see they are already working on pad level....excellent.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Over 2,600 rushing yards and||
Over 2,600 rushing yards and 39 touchdowns in only 10 games...for a mediocre team. There is not a single running back from college who can claim they have ever had a better single season than Barry Sanders.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Could this not be said of||
Could this not be said of almost any season? That is why averages are often used to guage performance.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Regarding offense||
Regarding offense output:
2013: 59 W, 41 W, 28 W, 24 W, 42 W, 40 L, 63 W, 6 L, 13 L, 27 W, 21 L, 41 L
That's points scored and game result.
33.75 points per game
24.2 points per game in losses
I'm not sure how much more improved the offense can be when it comes to putting up points (which is the ultimate measure). They were dominated in two games (MSU and Nebraska) (three if you want to include the Northwestern game which required 3 OT's to garner 27 pts), They put up 21 points or more in every other game win or lose.
Better consistentency, fewer turnovers, and fewer three and outs (which also lose yardage) from the offense could help the overall flow of the game for the defense. That is probably the biggest upside to expect changing from Borges to Nuss.
2013: 9 W, 30 W, 24 W, 21 W, 13 W, 43 L, 47 W, 29 L, 17 L, 19 W, 24 L, 42 L
That's points given up and game result.
26.5 points per game given up
31.0 points per game given up in losses
If the offense improves in the three areas mentioned above, hopefully the D can pull these numbers down by a touchdown a game. This is why I am more interested in how the D will improve.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||This is my feeling as well.||
This is my feeling as well.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Barry Sanders Jr is||
Barry Sanders Jr is illegitimate??? Wow. Shocked.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||My experience playing||
My experience playing organized sports says team chemistry is important to improving and winning. The question is what is the definition of team chemistry and how does it manifest itself? Team chemistry is often portrayed as buddies hanging out and going to eat together. That is friendship and comradery. The real aspect of team chemistry is on the practice field and in the film room. Frank Clark directly says this when he mentions pulling younger players aside to help them with film study.
Last years O-line would not have been NFL quality with better team chemistry. But coaches only have so much time with the kids. This is why the role of expereinced players is important. If the older players were not working in a constructive manner with the young guys to help them develop and teaching them how to be great, that would have a big impact on overall O-line performance which directly translated to wins.
|3 weeks 17 hours ago||I'm saying this with all due||
I'm saying this with all due respect, but your first sentence is false. I have scouted a lot of talent and there are many players with his height that have problems getting shots off at the D1 level. Specific to DR, his release has a little hitch and it is not extremely quick. He also does not get great lift. I'm sure the coaches believe they can coach him to get a quicker release and Sanderson can help with his explosiveness. That is why I said he can help the team and we will have to wait to see if he can be more than a compliment to the bench. Please remember, I said with all due respect.
|3 weeks 20 hours ago||Worst case he is a good depth||
Worst case he is a good depth and practice player for the team. I think he will have a hard time finding his shots at the D1 level, that doesn't mean he isn't worth a scholarship to help the team and see what develops.
|3 weeks 21 hours ago||Dr. Jack Ramsey is posting||
Dr. Jack Ramsey is posting from the dead!!!
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Prior to the large influx of||
Prior to the large influx of cash due to TV contracts, this was a seldom heard discussion. When the large sums of outside money didn't exist and colleges still provided free education and room & board everyone felt student athletes were getting a pretty good deal for what they contributed to the university. Suddenly the colleges are supposed to be flush with money and people think the athletes are no longer getting a good deal. In reality nothing has changed regarding what they give and what they get.
The area I think colleges and the NCAA have really failed is making sure the influx of money is being used to help the student athletes. Instead of locker rooms with waterfalls and new museums, student athletes should be getting protection against long term disabilities due to their athletic careers. They should be getting insurance against career threatening injuries. They should be getting the piece of mind that if they don't take steroids, the competitor they are lining up against isn't either. They should have equal opportunity to experience the pinacle of winning instead of accepting that the school with the best bagmen will get the best talent.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||There could be more bad news||
There could be more bad news on the way that isn't officially public yet. A couple of key players supposedly had dinner with an agent a few weeks ago. I'm sure UT fans can't wait for this summer to end.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Well played mGrow....well||
Well played mGrow....well played indeed.