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|1 week 1 day ago||I guess I'll bite on this -||
There are really only three coaches I think are elite: Saban, Meyer and Harbaugh.
Saban is in his mid 60's and is probably starting his downward trajectory, so he's out.
Meyer has built a monster in Columbus, but OSU can suck my balls.
So to sum it up, nope, I'm happy with Harbaugh and looking forward to him doing very well over the next two decades of his career.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||With this kind of money||
You should expect a personal butler named Jeeves tending to your every whim at each home game
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Instant Analysis time||
Step 1. People wanted Nike
Step 2. Nike offers lots of cheddar
Step 3. Hackett gets a statue
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Where do we sit with these guys?||
I believe we are favored for Ross, Hall and Malone-Hatcher. I think DPJ is a toss-up, Thomas is an early MSU lean, and I have no idea on the other dudes.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||yeah wow...||
Was this already common knowledge that Pipkins was 100% transferring? I know there have been rumblings, but that's a pretty big takeaway in itself.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Nice pick up||
We need DEs. Ron Johnson is a DE. Thus concludes my expert analysis.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Profile||
Hey Magnus - Any quick summary you can offer on him as a player?
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Non-OL||
Not sure if the original comment was addressing only OL, but I guess there are a few others if you include the entire 2012 class (Gant, Strobel, TRich)...but again, these dudes could all get some PT and do well this year, so all that talk is probably premature
|5 weeks 5 days ago||2012 kids||
If my math is right, the 5th year guys in 2016 would be the 2012 class of OL. The dudes in that group: Braden, Bars, Kalis, Magnuson.
Unless things shake up a lot, I think three of those guys will be strongly in the mix for a starting spot this year and next, so the only feasible firm handshake type right now would be Bars. That could change if some of these guys drop off, but I imagine they wouldn't get rid of them if they are firmly in the top 7 OL
|13 weeks 1 day ago||FYI Sam Webb is now saying on||
FYI Sam Webb is now saying on scout that based on new info, he is not confident about Jaylon. Sounds like it's Kentucky
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Of course that's possible||
You can create a lot of hypothetical situations where a 6-8 team playoff may sneak in non-ideal teams. I guess my pushback is that situation is much preferable to a situation where an otherwise deserving team gets left out. The whole point of a playoff is to find the best team. It's better to ensure that you have those teams with the risk of an undeserving team getting in once in a while than the other way around.
This season was a great example. By the end of the season, there was a very real argument that OSU and TCU were the two best teams in the country. We'll never know for sure, because it was guaranteed that one of those two teams would not make it to the playoff. I'd rather both teams made it in at the sacrifice of a lesser team making it in as the sixth.
Plus, there are lots of ways to mitigate this in general, which we already instituted in the BCS era. e.g. you finish in top 12 to be eligible, etc...
|14 weeks 4 days ago||That's the problem||
Nobody really knows which conferences are 'good' or 'bad' until they go best-on-best. In today's climate, that very rarely happens, and if it does, it happens at the beginning of a season when teams can be vastly different than later. I mean, the #4 seed from the inaugaural playoff won the whole thing, and almost didn't even make it in due largely to the perception people have/had about the strength of the B1G. Meanwhile, the SEC fared quite poorly in bowl season.
I think it's a great idea to do a 6-8 team playoff with a guaranteed berth for conference champs from P5. That still leaves 1-3 spots for other 'deserving' teams who played in tougher conferences, are independents, or mid-majors.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||I continue to be amazed||
I really am shocked so many fans (seemingly) care deeply about music being piped-in, or ads being displayed in the stadium, or what brand of clothing the football team wears. I guess I just prefer to win games and field a great football team, and the rest are such miniscule details that it doesn't matter in the slightest.
I clearly am in the minority here, with how much emotion people display about these topcis on MgoBlog and other places. I still struggle to understand why it matters so much, though perhaps it has taken center stage because we've lost so much recently, so it's easier to pick apart other aspects of the experience.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||The Draft will be great||
After all the practice reports and variance in opinions, the draft should be the best opportunity to see what the coaches actually think about where everyone stacks up. It's particularly interesting because there's no real clear-cut #1 overall guy, so I'm curious to see who takes that spot. Obviously the first QB off the board will be big too.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||They can definitely be beat||
They can definitely be beat by a handful of teams if they are off and the other team is clicking, but that's about it. When you go 34-0 or whatever they are, you aren't just better than everyone, you are way better. The margin required to maintain wins on your worst days is ridiculous.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||This is a strange article...||
On the one hand (the obvious one), this is just a horrendously bad article. It finds the perfect blend of ignorance, condescension, and general asshattery. It's painfully obvious that the author has little idea of the trials and tribulations of actual middle-class families. Perhaps worst of all to me, there is no real point being made. It's like the author discovered that cost of living and purchasing power differentials are a real thing, and decided to translate that into some sort of pseudo-intellectual nonsense.
On the other hand, it's a student. Probably a reasonably smart student with an admittedly limited worldview. I feel bad for her, because for hundreds of years, you could be a college kid with dumb, terrible ideas and not have it follow you around forever. Times sure have changed.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Personally, im in a great||
Personally, im in a great place with York. He did a heck of a job for us. Thanks Jed! Keep it up!
|23 weeks 3 days ago||I think it will be immediate||
The thing about elite coaches is they win a lot, and quickly. That's why there are so few of them. Harbaugh is walking into the best situation he has ever walked into, and I see no reason why this would be any different. I think everyone is just jaded from years of sub-par coaching/development at Michigan.
I'm not sure why there is so much conservativism here with estimates (outside of Brian). This team was basically recruited to fit Harbaugh's style. The only really big gap on the roster is QB, and we might have the best QB coach in the world. Even if our QB isn't immediately awesome, we have so much depth and experience elsewhere on the O, we really only need a game manager.
The other aspect that our team has clearly been missing is that mental toughness and intensity. Again, that is something that Harbaugh brings in spades. At the end of the day, I don't see more than a couple losses here, and probably a win that we shouldn't have in year 1 (MSU, OSU).
After that, it's off to the races...
|25 weeks 2 days ago||This is an awesome story,||
This is an awesome story, thank you for taking the time to wire this out
|25 weeks 4 days ago||He visited||
the first weekend of harbaugh. I think he's headed to the Noles from what I've heard, but would be awesome to get him. He's been quiet recently
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Not really any worse than before||
Bellomy likely wasn't going to get any real PT either way. Our QB was going to be Shane, Speight or one of the two incoming guys.
Either way, it's going to be an interesting year at the QB spot for us. Let's see some of that Harbaugh magic
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Good news all around||
Russell was likely not going to get any significant PT here, but will have a shot elsewhere. Harbaugh and staff get another schollie spot. Best of all, Russell gets to leave here with his degree.
|27 weeks 13 hours ago||Great find...||
Awesome, thanks for sharing!
I know the story about Jim helping out Jack with recruiting, but that's a pretty powerful story about how he helped Jack out of that rut. Very cool.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Some conflicting news...||
Word from Sam Webb is that one of Texas' assistants will still have an in-home with Gentry tomorrow morning, and Charlie Strong will have one after he comes back from Michigan
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Harbaugh, Manning, Mattison,||
Harbaugh, Manning, Mattison, Durkin, Wheatley and Drevno are considered v v strong recruiters. I have no idea about the others, but it will be a fantastic staff w recruiting
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Ah ok makes sense then. He||
Ah ok makes sense then. He would be the WR/TE coach and maybe the co-OC in charge of passing game
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Imagine it would improve||
Imagine it would improve simply by having a dedicated assistant coaching there....
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Would be a fantastic pick up,||
Would be a fantastic pick up, just not sure where he'd coach? He would be taking a demotion and going to a position he hasn't coached...strange move for a recent broyles award nominee
|29 weeks 4 days ago||I think...||
The invitation to Hoke would have gotten "lost in the mail".
|29 weeks 4 days ago||Nothing new here...||
But he's a big-time hire. I thought I had heard that he wasn't looking for a lateral move, but maybe he is fine taking the RB job since it's under Harbaugh, who he will learn a lot from.
He's a great recruiter, he has pro and college coaching experience, and obviously has great name recognition from his playing days. He woulld fit the mold of young, hungry, up-and-coming guy that is going to build Harbaugh's coaching tree.