“The player development is the main thing I like (about Michigan),” Williams said. “You can see that they develop their players. They get them in the gym and they work them hard. And their hard work pays off.”
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|1 week 18 min ago||One minute mark..."Last year we would go Wham!||
This year we have to be a little more patient."
New roles for TEs and H backs?? I guess I will have to be a little more patient.
|1 week 1 day ago||Magnus without Soft Porn is like MGoBlog without...||
No offense to Magnus' football takedowns.
|1 week 1 day ago||There is no one answer to when to switch but 300 miles...||
is insanely often for me at least. Current pair is about 300 miles shy of a change out at 2500 plus miles - with no injuries. I wear my shoes until I see the balls of my feet. If the uppers wear first I buy different shoes. Calves do the work - not the shoes.
Shoes are a piece of the puzzle - but an oversold one. If Nike put its money into teaching/mentoring footwork it would cut their sales in half.
I'm not saying everyone should roll like this but... here's my current pair of running shoes.
uh... here's my current pair of beer drinking shoes...
There's no one answer and I don't doubt your expertise but I run as fast as I feel for as long as I care in the shoes I bought a long time ago. New shoes feel good but not as good as the beer feels at the end of the run. One pair pays for about six cases. I've bought about 1200 bottles of Deschutes Black Butte on the first pair above and enjoyed them while sporting the second.
A good daily foot massage goes a long way toward happiness as well.
|1 week 1 day ago||Agree except to say conspicuous consumers rejoice...||
regressive econometrics engage. No disrespect to Nik, but Nike, Adidas et al... who cares. I have been running in the same pair of shoes for 5 years ( I run 5+ miles a day - everyday.) I see very little value in overpriced, oversold and overmarketed shoes and athletic wear...often marketed to those who have little disposable income.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Nussmeier will make or break before Malzone matures...||
QB recruits are important ... but Mich is stacked enough to see if Malzone's development is critical to the program. If he makes Devin, Shane and Wilton produce...I think he can get the most out of Malzone.
The immediate challenge is not QB. For this staff... the immediate is close to all that matters. Focus on the line and everything else is gold.. uh, I mean, maize.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Sorry to read this Seth...||
Losing a parent is a game changer. Hang in there. Be strong for your family and take solace in yourself. You are a living tribute to your Dad.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||11 Warriors is doing a pretty good take down on the Opening...||
if you can read through the red to the blue. Link to a recent update - nothing blue there but Malzone got a mention yesterday.
This is really about relationships with the athletes in the end. How this is treated and portrayed vs. the NCAA list of atrocities is sickening.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||The second half...||
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Oops... missed the previous post...||
I'll leave this goal up...
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I think there are many students today who don't have a TV...||
in fact I bet the majority of them don't own one - though all have access.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||...gerias uber alles||
though it would take a miracle I think for either to win today.
Edit: beaten to the geriatrics by aplatypus below... :-|
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Complicit is a newish word to be used for football fandom...||
I prefer "deluded".
Forcier is a poor example of a real delusion.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Worse case scenarios are better if Portugal wins...just saying..||
Not that it will matter after a US victory.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||5 years is the minimum that makes sense...||
WC play is the only play that matters for FIFA. Who cares about 1-2 year bans.
5 years and he will have to explain it to his kids. 2 years and he is right back in the qualifying and WC picture. 5 years is the only intervention that to me makes sense. The guy is sick.
|5 weeks 1 hour ago||The AD moved his credential to the back row...||
at one point. I'm not sure what his current status is. It would be hard to deny him a credential without creating focus on his work and opinion.
|5 weeks 1 hour ago||The shouldn't have pulled Bacon's pass...||
that's one less butt right there.
|5 weeks 1 hour ago||Agree - the numbers are not right...nor complete - but||
where there is smoke there is fire.
|5 weeks 1 hour ago||Uh... because of the sell out streak...||
I don't think that is too hard to fathom.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I love your avatar... that guy is infamous...||
...does anyone know his backstory? He was way ahead of his time (which in all honesty still hasn't arrived.)
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Football causes dain bramage||
I have spent time on this site when I should have been doing what my wife asked me to do last month.
I have spent time posting on this site that I regret almost immediately upon posting. I feel this way pretty much everytime I post.
I love soccer. I hate soccer. I'm confused most of the time.
When I played my final high school football game - I went back to the lockeroom, sat down and cried like the baby I am - knowing I would never play another down.
I'm defined by my failures and hatreds. I hate myself for that.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Remembrance isn't the issue...||
It's wasted time evaluating players with respect to their number and not their play. They gave up helmet decal game week awards for this reason.
Honors like this are best left for banquets when a player's career is over when coaches, players and even fans can appreciate a player for what they have accomplished. I'd rather the coaches spend this time coaching instead of fulfilling legacy requirements - to assign jerseys annually, leave that to the equipment manager.
Jersey numbers resonate as in my mind when I see players on the field. I will always associate Leach with 7 and Lytle with 41 (who played as 25 as an under classmen.) If performance is all that matters - let's swap jerseys every game based on who has a better practice week.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Leadership and Chemistry are different...||
Leadership starts with the coaching staff - after that it's hard to pin down. Chemistry... I don't know where that comes from... but you know it when you see it.
Gardner was a huge leader last year. Replay the OSU game. The bowl game was an interesting juxtaposition. This year is going to be special... and we may not win them all.
We need some football...
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Respectfully disagree...||
this drama detracts from the team concept in my mind. Let's send all the legend jersey athletes to SEAL camp and see what kind of respect that garners them. I say hand out the numbers and let the chips fall where they may (including the legends jerseys.) This will create an atmosphere where (with double digit numbers) all jerseys will be legend jerseys sooner rather than later.
The way it's going...the numbers are changing before the players have a chance to leave their own legacy. The possibility of generating additional legacy traditions is diminished by moving high performing or promising athletes to existing legacy jerseys.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Uh... still not quite right ...||
but who is checking.
Bill McCartney goes it alone these days — or at least without his wife of 50 years, Lyndi, who died in March. The College Football Hall of Fame coach is learning his way around the kitchen. (RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post)
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Depression era crowds are an outlier in the data..money matters||
Illinois football game 1932 - Michigan was undefeated that year...
This was true for most of the golden Kipke years. If the wallet is tight or times are hard - football is not where it's at.
1944 also is an outlier (WWII) as are the recent sold out years despite the fall off in on field performance.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I couldn't agree more about students ... but let's be real ...||
if you are going to talk students then let's talk tuition and elitism. Michigan isn't the school I attended back in the day on campus - I'm not sure I should expect the current student athletic fees/tickets to be any better.
There was a student attendance issue before the DB break it fix it break it again shenanigans.
But... yes... students should be encouraged not discouraged. It's sad. If you go to the Bentley site they discuss how Yost and others wanted everyone to be able to come and attend. They held lotteries for tickets before Michigan stadium was built.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I'm not a Brandon apologist...but Bacon protests too much...||
Brandon is doing for the most part what most other D1 ADs are trying to do as well or have already done (except for the sky writing clusterbomb - what is he thinking.) I also think he will eventually get it right with students and pricing. In fact these new deals are looking better and better to me.
DB is not in the get it wrong business... at least not for long.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Hurried double post due to wife annoyance at Mgoblog...||
Divorce in process...
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Agree for Football Illinois needs more than top end RB recruits.||
UG study at Illinois is fine though if he needs to stay close. It looks like there is more to it than academics to say the least.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Illinois is a very good school...||
to be fair.