landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
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|4 days 4 hours ago||Hole in the roster||
I don't think he is going to completely change is recruiting. There is an obvious hole in the roster for an athletic Wing or two, so I think he is recruiting for that need. Unless a new late flier comes out it doesn't look like we will add to the 2016 class. So he wants an Athletic Wing or two in 2017 to fill that spot. I can't ever see him going completly away from shooters who have a high offensive skill set and IQ. That's one of the things that makes Beilien's offense tick so well.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Morris transfer makes very little sense||
Shane has already used his redshirt year, so if he transfers he will have to sit out a year and has absolutely no chance at playing until his redshirt senior year. He might as well stay and have the chance to play next year, and then grad transfer after next year.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Highlight Mixtape||
I think someone could make a pretty insane mixtape of all of his missed dunks!
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Excuses||
I don't see how 5 seconds makes that much of a difference. There is only a small handful of times a game where they allow the shot clock to get below 3 seconds. The shot clock doesn't change the fact that this is a bad passing team, how lazy they were on cuts, and how only 1 person (Maar) could consitently beat anyone off the dribble.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Him getting shutdown doesn't help his NBA future||
If anything, him getting shut down hurts his NBA future. As others have stated, he hasn't been fully healthy the last 3 years. The biggest question mark now with the NBA is can he stay healthy? Shutting him down in no way helps his draft stock.
Also if Caris' main concern was the NBA draft, then he would have left last year. He came back to play because he loves Michigan and wanted to take this team far in the tournament. Sure he may have seen an increamental bump in draft position if he played amazing. But he could have looked at it the other way too and said what if I get hurt and my draft stock goes down. So I don't think anyone should question Levert on this subject.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||create off dribble?||
I don't think we are watching the same player. He never creates off the dribble. He did once in this game and he nearly lost the handle. He never dribbles more then 3 times.
|18 weeks 5 hours ago||Panties in a bunch||
I think people are over reacting to this Swenson thing. Word on the street is that UM wanted him to camp here, so they could see him in person...He didn't. They then told him you have to earn your scholarship with impressive senior film...Again he did not. So people are complaining saying take an unimpressive kid that hasn't improved just because our former coach offered him way to early? That's bs. That's not the real world. If you want something you have to go get it and earn it.
|18 weeks 9 hours ago||Why do people still read the freep???||
I haven't read the freep since the first bullsh*t article years ago. The only thing they care about is getting people to come to their page, so if you don't like them then stop going there. Simple enough! That's really the only way to hurt them. Honestly I know you were getting badgered for not going to more detail, but you should have just summarized what the article was about and not posted the link. That is just going to get the Freep more views which is the only thing they want!
|18 weeks 1 day ago||It was good||
Boston College defense allowed less points against Clemson then Alabama (40 points allowed), Oklahoma (37 Points), North Carolina (45 Points), South Carolina (37 Points), Miami (YTM) (58 Points), North Carolina St (56 Points), Syracuse (37 Points), Georgia Tech (43 Points) and also Appalachian St and Worfolk. When you consider in the talent level (BC hasn't had a top 50 class in the last 4 years) and how putrid their offense is (#126 in total offense), then I would say that it was good.
|19 weeks 4 hours ago||Vast Majority of coaches would leave HS program for UM position||
I can't see many high school coaches sticking around their high school jobs if Michigan offered that position. Here is why:
1) The salary is probably better than 99% of high school coaches out there. Even if it isn't, it has to be very close. Also there is more room to grow in college. A high school/school district has strict budgets. Even if you are one of the few that make $100,000. Chances are you are never going to get much higher and could even get much worse if a school district takes a turn for the worse.
2) Coaches are already seeing that this position is a lead in for an assistant coaching spot since Partridge was only in the position for 1 year. So if you dream is to move up in to college, then what's better than taking a 1 or 2 year job that will most likely lead into a College Assistant Job?
3) I know in a lot of the cases when a coach is making a large amount of money it is because he is also a Teacher or Athletic Director. I would venture that most of the coaches that make 6 figures are athletic directors or a Teacher also. Not saying that's bad, but it is just time away from football.
4) You would be able to work for and learn from one of the best coaches at any level of football. If you want to become more knowledgeable about football and coaching, then what better place than here with Harbaugh?
Since the question in the mailbag was about Bush Sr, I will add an extra caveat about him. Another draw to bring him to Michigan is that his son will be living here, going to school here and playing here for the next 4 or 5 years. For a father, what would be better than working on the same staff that has your son as a player? I would also imagine that Bush Sr.'s high school football schedule would make it tough to come to a majority of his son's games. Even more reason to work for Michigan since you will never miss a game!
|21 weeks 2 days ago||You beat me to the post||
I haven't heard anything about him graduating early. Not many kids do that. So if he transfers then he will have to sit out next year and lose a year of eligibility (since he already redshirted this year). Here he at least has a chance to play next year. Even if he ends up as the 3rd QB on the roster you can still get PT in garbage time or if the injury bug hits. If he transfers then there is no way he is playing next year and he loses his Redshirt Junior Year completely. So I see him being here all of next year no matter what happens in spring. Might as well get a degree from Michigan and get the chance to play.Then if he is not happy or not a starter then he can use the grad transfer rule and transfer the year after.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||agreed on Walton||
I think our offense bogs down with Levert. Not saying it is all his fault, but he dribbles too much for no reason, and everyone gets snagnet. Also when the other team makes a run Levert tries to stop the run by himself and forces bad shots which compounds the problem. Now with spike's news we need Walton more then anyone else on the team.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Nothing worse!||
Yeah nothing is worse then losing a December game in b-ball to a top 20 team, losing to a top 10 football team after having a football season better then anyone expected, losing a verbal from a 3 star player, having a senior back up pg call it quits after 2 hip surgeries, and having a 19 year old act like a 19 year old. But yeah...worst 3 weeks EVER!!!!
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Levert||
I agree with Ijohnb that I don't think Levert is a top tier talent. He is a good player, but I think he is meant more for the role of a secondary player. Too many times he dribbles way too much and/or takes early bad shots that he can get anytime in the shot clock. He wants to fill the Stauskus/Burke role, but he just isn't as good as either of them with the ball in his hands. Honestly, even with a healthy Walton we would have got beat pretty bad here. I don't think this is a tournament team. Their Defense is way too bad and their offense isn't of an elite level to help make up for it. Our best non-conference win was against Kenpom's #48 team Texas.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Using the term spread wrong||
Spread means to spread out the field with multiple wr's. You don't have to run a qb to be a spread. This spread's the field for running backs as well. Look at New England. They run the spread very well. Look at New Orleans. Both use the spread formation without qb runs. What you are talking about is the read option from the spread formation. These things don't have to be associated at all. As for if the read option works in the NFL, yes. Will you ever be able to use it 15 out of 17 plays like osu did, no way. It's a good change of pace in the nfl though. That's why Marcus Mariota was drafted so high, and done decent for a rookie on a bad team.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||No it's not that telling at all||
That is just one man's philosophy. It's not telling at all. I guarantee if he runs the same offense they won't be half as good. Ohio state has possibly a top 3 offense just in terms of talent. Also Meyer has been working his craft for years.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||West Virgina Defense Good?????||
Not sure how you think that West Virgiina was doing good against scary spread offenses. In a 5 game stretch West Virginia allowed 44,33,62,40,26. That's NOT good! It doesn't matter how good the offenses in the Big 12 are. Allowing 62 points is not getting it done and just shows that he doesn't know how defend a spread team either. No thank you Tony Gibson.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Mich 15 - ohio 11||
Mich 15 - ohio 11
|27 weeks 1 day ago||25 - 22 Michigan||
25-22 Michigan Wins!
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Comparing the two based on 23% of Henne's games that year???||
Henne only faced 3 Ranked teams that year. Are you really going to compare these 2 based on 23% if the games that Henne Played that year?
If you look at that 2006 offense, it was stacked. Mike Hart, Jake Long, Mario Mannigham, Adrian Arrington, Steve Breaston. On top of that the 2006 defense was solid, which meant they were typically playing ahead.
Here are their stats for the two:
Henne: 2508 Yds; 61.9% completion, 7.6 Y/A, TD 22, 8 INT for 143.4 Passer Rating: -83 Yards Rushing and 0 TD’s. Total Accounted Yards 2425 and 22 TD
Denard: 2570 Yds 62.5% completion, 8.8 Y/A, TD 18, 11 INT for 149.6 Passer Rating: 1702 Yards Rushing and 14TD’s: Total Accounted Yards 4272 and 32 TD’s
Honestly to me, their passing stats look pretty close. Denard threw 3 more interceptions that year, but everything else looks better. Better completion percentage, Better Yards per attempt, Better Passer Rating. Then if you factor in running (which is a huge part of playing QB these days) it is hands down Denard.
|28 weeks 9 hours ago||57-33 Mich Win||
Mich 57 - The fighting Bob Knight's 33
|30 weeks 4 hours ago||19-5 Michigan||
Michigan 19 - Minn 5 (Safety in 1st quarter and FG as time expires)
|31 weeks 1 hour ago||Over rated||
I agree that Blimpie is over rated. Honestly I wouldn't even put them in my top 5 burgers for the downtown area of Ann Arbor. I've had it twice since they re-opened, and both times was served a very bland tasting burger that ended up giving me a stomach ache. The fries weren't seasoned (not even salt). Some people say they like it is because of nostalgia, but it's not even in the same location, and doesn't have the same workers that used to work there for years. If you want to eat a greasy, bland burger because the name bring good memories, then go ahead. I will pass.
Best burger in town is hands down Frita's. Also if you want a good burger and a craft beer I would go to hopcat. Their burger was surprisingly good and I love the crack fries.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||40-9 Michigan Wins||
40 Michigan - 9 UNLV
|43 weeks 3 days ago||Treat it like #1 Jersey||
I didn't like how they wanted to give the legends jersey's out almost every year. I thought they should be earned and only given out to an occasional special player like the #1 Jersey is. The whole legends thing was already losing its meaning to me since we saw it on Average to slightly above average players.
|44 weeks 2 days ago||Can't sleep on 2 UtahTeams||
Both Utah and BYU are borderline top 25 teams and can be dangerous. Utah is away which helps gives them an edge. BYU is going to have a great offense led by potential heisman canidate Taysom Hill (assuming he is fully healthy). Should make for great games.
|48 weeks 1 day ago||Blank||
Sorry duplicate post
|48 weeks 1 day ago||More on "His Guys" post||
I actually think Harbaugh is recruiting different types of guys then Hoke. So far Harbaugh is recruiting more versitile athletes then Hoke did. To me it seemed like just about every player was pidegonholed into one position in the Hoke era. Also I feel like Harbaugh is recruiting better athletes. If I remember correctly, Hoke's WR coach called speed over rated.
|49 weeks 1 day ago||Laugh Out Loud||
I don't normally laugh out loud, but Jack Wangler's drawing literally made me laugh out loud at my desk. Good job young man!
|49 weeks 2 days ago||Back Counting doesn't matter here||
Back Counting doesn't matter here because we are not planning on reaching the 25 scholarship a year limit. That limit only applies when we want to sign 26 or more recurits in one given year. The limit we are focused on is the 85 scholarship limit for the whole team. It doesn't matter what class they are in, we can't have more then 85 shcolarship players on the roster at one time.