here's one vote for "John Beilein's head in a Futurama jar"
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Different||
Winovich is universally a 3 star OLB across the board though and that is the difference...
Phillips was a 4 star on Scout and ESPN
David Johnson wasn't even rated as an OLB on Scout and was a 4 star on ESPN
Sean Duggan didn't have as impressive an offer list.. Winovich also had Michigan, Oregon and West Virginia but add OSU, Va Tech, FSU, Stanford, Tennessee, Miami, Missouri, and suddenly he has a significantly better offer list than Duggan
Holmes Onwukaife wasn't rated as an OLB on Scout and ESPN
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Runyourpool||
I run my pool with runyourpool.com. There are a lot of great features, but there is a fee depending on how many members are in your pool.
The website generates many reports for your pool including: standings, who to root for, possible outcomes, final four predictions and team-by-team predictions.
It's a great site and I use it for March Madness and my NCAA Bowl pool. I have zero complaints and it compiles many cool stats for you. However, the only downside is the fee that it costs to run it. It's not that big a deal to me though because I just take out the extra money out of the winnings and in the grand scheme of things it doesn't take much out of the overall pot.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Video||
Yeah this video that was posted is not a good example, but he played 1 on 1 against 4 different guys who were picked after sending in "tryout" videos to the radio program. These guys were decent and they lost by a total of 44-6. So take more out of those 1 on 1 matchups than the 3 v. 1 radio guys.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Wiig||
Kristin Wiig was phenomenal on the show.. her skits were always the best so it definitely hurts that she is no longer on the show. That said, if you haven't watched the show in the last 15+ years then you wouldn't know that.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Out||
Isn't that what it is when you go out anywhere on NYE? Unless you have a house party, most people in whatever city you are are going to be strangers and many likely will be from the area, home for the holidays. Are you suggesting that nobody should go out on NYE?
Last year I visited my sister and went out with friends in Kalamazoo. I'm sure many of the people who went out there were also townie strangers and I had a great time. In fact, pretty much anytime you go out to bars the people there are strangers aside from the crew you are with. Are you now implying that nobody should go out period because you will be there with strangers?
If I'm going to go out with "a bunch of townie strangers" what is wrong with going to the city where I had the best 4.5 years of my life? I have never had a bad time in Ann Arbor even on the numerous occasions I have been back post-graduation (2008). So sorry if I want to go out there. Who pissed in your Cheerios this morning?
To everyone else, thanks for the input!
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Burke||
Burke is running back to the other end... he knows it is in and doesn't even need to watch
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Stunner||
This is a complete shocker... almost every report had it down to Illinois and Michigan with Purdue and OSU on the outside looking in, and now he commits out of nowhere to OSU.. crazy
So unfortunate that our rivals are going to get a stud who was a perfect fit in Beilein's system.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||False||
You are just flat out speaking falsely right now. The OL all had MAC offers except for Lewan?
Schofield had offers from ND and virtually the whole B1G. He was a 4-star recruit.
Barnum was committed to Florida and had offers from Georgia, Georgia Tech, West Virginia, etc.
Mealer was a 4-star recruit with offers from most of the B1G (and a Lloyd recruit at that).
Omameh is the only starting OL who didn't have a wide array of offers. He did have a Cincy offer, and you know who came in and offered at the last minute? Ohio State.
So you saying the OL is filled with MAC recruits is just flat out false.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Justice Hayes||
Yeah I'm with you on Justice Hayes. Borges has been saying that Rawls, Smith and Hayes have all been getting a good chunk of carries in practice. To me it sounds like Hayes should see at least some action tomorrow.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Last night - not good||
Normally he will play some pretty good teams. Last night the team he played is terrible though. They won 1 game last season, and 0 the year before. So just a little perspective.
Still, racking up 300 yards against the bad teams is exactly what a great back is supposed to do so glad to see him showing that he's a man amongst boys out there.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Last year||
It seemed like they did that alllll the time last year too. I was hoping they would figure it out because it is so easy for teams to just pull their ears back and rush in when they know when the ball is going to be snapped. Gotta learn to mix it up.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||2nd year||
2nd year, yes, but barely more NBA experience due to the lockout.. D-Mo had no summer league last year, barely played during the regular season, and had very few practices even because of how many games were packed into the shortened season. I'm very happy to see Darius doing well. Hopefully he gets a spot in the rotation this year.
|2 years 1 week ago||Sweet Lou||
Stauskas can be the new Louis Bullock #11 too as our sharpshooter!
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Stauskas||
Stauskas is 6'6 now so to me he looks like he can easily be 6'7.. most of the recruiting websites haven't updated Stauskas' size. To me, I felt the opposite as you when I looked at the photo. I thought instead of GRIII looking short, that Stauskas and Levert looked like very good sized SG/SF prospects.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Agree||
I agree. I think Henson can be a good NBA player. It would be nice if his frame allowed him to put on a bit more weight but I'm not sure he'll ever be a guy with meat on his bones. He will be like Durant or Tayshaun in that he's permanently skinny, but he's a great athlete and Pistons could use the length.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Didn't watch much Pistons?||
Didn't watch much Piston basketball this year did ya? In the games Stuckey was healthy he actually had a good year. He and Knight play really well together. Stuckey has gotten a bad rap in Detroit for some reason, but he was the 15th pick in the draft (not a top 5 pick) so I'm not sure what people were expecting out of him.
Sure he's not perfect and he's not a superstar, but he has been infinitely better than most of the players drafted after him. He had 9 games this year where he scored 25+ points which is waaaaay more than anyone drafted after him can say aside from Marc Gasol (and nobody wanted Gasol, he was a late 2nd rounder).
If you are expecting him to be D-Wade, he's not that. But if you want a solid 2-guard he is that. It's not even like he is being overpaid. I will never understand the disdain for Stuckey around here. He's actually been a great role model for BK too. BK was interviewed during a Tigers game last week and said he and Stuckey have been in the gym pushing each other every day since the season ended.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||yup||
Everyone loves to say this ridiculous misnomer. Taco has addressed this one many times. He starts in the 4-3 and every other defense that his team runs besides the 3-4. When they run the 3-4, he comes out. If everyone wants to overreact and call that "not starting" then more power to ya, but it's similar to saying Chris Leak didn't start for Florida because he came out when they would run their Tebow packages.
People will play with the facts to prove their point, but this is a common misconception. If people want to say he is ranked appropriately because he hasn't proven enough in pads on the field that is one thing. But to say he is ranked so low because he "didn't start" is a very buckeye thing to say.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Greenwood||
I'm not much older than you.. I graduated in 2008 and I lived on Greenwood. It was a blast living on that street. The parties were epic. I miss those days.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||?||
Did you watch the same game as me? Eso looks so slow when he is out on the court and cannot handle the ball very well. Michigan has to use 3 guys to break the press whenever he is out there because he cannot get the ball over half court otherwise.
To me, it worries me that CB can't beat him out because CB should have far more raw talent. Eso doesn't do anything that is a "plus". It seems that when he is out there we are just hoping to survive until Burke comes back rather than impact the game.
You clearly must be watching something different if you think Eso needs more minutes. He is the least quick PG I have ever seen, he cannot create a shot, he is slow on defense, and his ball handling ability isn't very good. All he can do is knock down an open shot.
And this is not to knock Eso.. it isn't his fault. He is a walk-on for a reason though.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||D-Mo||
This is the area of the game where we miss D-Mo the most. Darius Morris had the size and ability to make the passes in the pick and roll game that Trey just cannot do. Has nothing to do with Trey's ability, but everything to do with his size leading to less court vision. Darius Morris may not have been the scorer that Trey is, but his vision and pick and roll ability made every player on Michigan better. I'm sure Tim Hardaway misses getting all of those open looks he got last year, and Jordan Morgan certainly does not have the same offensive impact as last year. J-Mo and D-Mo had the pick and roll game down pat last year. It is clear that either we will need to get better at the pick and roll game or we will have to emphasize another area to improve offensively.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Sam||
Yeah Sam made it sound like it was less about Danny O cooling on Michigan and more about Michigan cooling on him. I think the staff decided if they are only going to take one more defensive recruit they might rather have a DB like Yuri Wright. 3 of the final 4 spots will go to an offensive player (Diamond/Banner, Dunn - fingers crossed, and Darboh/Payton) and only one will go to a defensive player so I have no problem with it.
With Godin, Wormley, Pipkins, Strobel, Ojemudia, and Pharaoh I think there are plenty of guys who are on the DL (with Godin and Wormley as possibilities to play on the inside). I think CB may be a bigger priority because Standifer may move to safety and therefore Terry Richardson would be the only CB in this class. And as talented as Terry is, it is not a sure thing that a 5'8-9 170 lb. CB will ever see the field. Yuri Wright is a stud and given the choice of him or Danny O I'd take Yuri.
I think Danny will be a stud but I think with scholarships low, we need to address our needs more.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Why?||
Why the hell would you draft 3 QBs? Especially when one QB is Drew Brees! You will only play a backup QB one week the whole season and you already have a good backup QB in Stafford! Waste of a draft pick
|2 years 48 weeks ago||....||
Again though... if you are tall and shifty most likely you are a 5 star and you are not coming to UM the last few years.
Steve Breaston, Mario Manningham..... I can't think of many others who are a combo of taller and shifty.
Braylon, Terrell, Walker, Avant, etc. were not shifty at all. In the NFL, Andre, Calvin, Randy, T.O., etc. are not shifty guys.
The point is that in the slot position RR wanted shifty guys.. the taller guys are for the outside wideouts. He wanted shifty, quick guys being matched up with linebackers and safeties. Short guys just happen to be a hell of a lot shiftier/quicker than taller guys.
The most quick/shifty wide outs in the NFL are short too. Wes Welker, Steve Smith, Desean Jackson.. all short and shifty.
It's not so much that he specifically WANTED short guys. Given a choice of short and shifty vs. tall and shifty I'm sure he'd choose tall every time. The point is that most taller guys do not have the hips and foot quickness that shorter guys have. It's just the facts.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||Missing point||
I think you are still missing the point of what he said so I will repeat. It is not necessarily that he wanted short guys. There are just far more guys who are shifty and quick that are short. If there were more guys who are 6'2 and shifty then he'd recruit them. The fact of the matter is those guys are few and far between. If you have that kind of size AND are quick and shifty you are probably a 5 star or a high 4 star.
Guys over 6 foot who are super quick and shifty do not grow on trees. So there is a skillset that RR recruited for the position and it just so happened that more short guys fit that skillset.
|2 years 51 weeks ago||Makes no sense||
That doesn't even make sense.
It isn't like college sports where you recruit players for your system and those are your guys.. coaches just coach whoever the GM assembles on the roster.
Other than the year he was interim coach for Byron Scott in 2004 where you could argue he used Scott's sets and plays, he coached for 5 more seasons. Those were all Byron Scott's teams? That doesn't even make sense.
Sure he isn't a slam dunk hire, but IMO he was the best of the candidates that the Pistons interviewed. He is well respected around the league and he has a lot of experience.
|2 years 51 weeks ago||No idea||
I have no idea.. I thought that was weird too but I managed to fix it
|2 years 51 weeks ago||Good hire||
Very good hire. I think he was a much better candidate than Laimbeer, Kelvin Sampson and Mike Woodson. Supposedly the vets in Boston really liked him and he was well respected in that locker room. Combine that with experience and a little success and he's a definite upgrade.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Care to say why you feel that way?||
Care to say why you feel that way? 6'6, 290, very athletic. Stars are about projecting to the next level, and if he ends up as a 6'6, 310-320 lbs offensive lineman with good athleticism why is he not a 5 star? A guy with that kind of size AND athleticism is tough to come by
|3 years 4 weeks ago||Rivals is slow||
Man Rivals sure is slow to evaluate players. How have they not evaluated Kaleb Ringer and Mario Ojemudia, let alone Allen Gant and Anthony Standifer? It is not like these guys are under the radar players. And Mario/Ringer are highly rated guys, while Standifer has blown up over the last month or so. They all have some major offers. Rivals just really tends to do a poor job of evaluating Midwest talent.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Clarification||
Yeah someone asked one of the scouts on Scout.com about that and he said that is just a technical error right now and he isn't sure how long it takes to update the stars on the players. But he said Trey Burke is definitely a four-star.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||So||
So because Braylon set records that makes him better than Ohene Opong-Owusu, Mark Moundros, Jack Kennedy and all the other walk ons or non-All Conference players who played here? Just because he was a great player doesn't give him more of a right to bad mouth the Michigan program. That is my biggest issue with Braylon is his sense of entitlement. He thinks he is like the president of Michigan and should have a say in everything that has gone on. After Braylon's first two years at Michigan I thought Lloyd had made him grow up and helped him mature. Obviously he is still the same immature kid he was his first two years at Michigan. Braylon is full of himself and thinks he is above Michigan football.
It's saddens me because he was my second favorite Michigan football player after C-Wood but his actions since he has turned pro have sickened me and completely turned me off to him as a player. I will never forget the MSU game that he put the team on his back and won. I will never forget the way a QB could just close his eyes and throw the ball up in the air to have Braylon come down with it. But no matter how good a football player you are, it means nothing if you are not a good person. And no, donating money to charities does not automatically make you a good person.
Love Braylon for his time at Michigan, but I will never respect anything he says about the Michigan program again.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Yeah||
Yeah Braylon was a class act because he played for "Lloyd Carr's University of Michigan"
Braylon was one of my top 3 favorite Wolverines of all time but the BS he has pulled the last three years has been total crap and he is no longer on that pedestal for me. Give me Woodson, Hart, and anyone else who supports MICHIGAN and not just a system or a certain coach.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Link||
What's the point of the embed code if it didn't embed? You'd be better off posting the link so that we can go to the video.
EDIT: Thanks for doing it in the reply!
|3 years 15 weeks ago||BTB||
Yeah although I fully condone the usage of the Fleetwood Diner, BTB is the classic on campus drunk food in AA.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Don't forget||
Don't forget we root for Cal over USC today. USC is creeping up on the bubble.
Another may be Arkansas over Tennessee
Georgia Tech over Virginia Tech
And I can't decide on the UAB-ECU game. We want UAB to win that conference tourney so that CUSA is a one bid league, but if they lost early to a team like ECU it might take them down to the wrong side of the bubble.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Who||
Who's the dick here?
|3 years 21 weeks ago||yeah||
Yeah he does a good job when he does his final Bracketology projections. It would be a totally different set of results if you took into account his projections weeks before Selection Sunday.
When it gets to Selection Sunday I think most people could at least be somewhat close with their projections of who will make the tourney. I think it is more impressive the way B101 does it where they predict how things will play out for each team.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||We want Kansas||
We want Kansas for multiple reasons. For one, we played Kansas so that helps our SOS. In addition, Kansas State is firmly right on the edge of the bubble. Michigan needs bubble teams to lose so that they can sneak up. KSU was in the tourney with Lunardi's latest projections on ESPN despite the fact they are below .500 in the Big 12 and are 0-7 against the RPI top 25. For comparison sake we are 6-7 Big Ten, 0-6 vs. RPI top 25 so they are direct competition. We do not want Kansas State to win by any means.
There is no question that we want Kansas. Rock Chalk!
|3 years 21 weeks ago||LOL||
LOL this argument makes no sense.. Your math is way off here. There are 200 minutes of playing time available (40 min games, 5 players on the court at a time). I assure you, 30 minutes out of those 200 will not send Stu Douglass to the end of the bench never to play again. But I will say, I do believe Stu will play fewer minutes next season, as will Darius Morris.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||no doubt||
There is no doubt that he needs to get stronger. But so do Hardaway and Horford and Smotrycz. It's just the way freshmen are. Gotta get through the freshman season on talent and provide solid minutes here and there and then after an offseason of strength and conditioning you are ready to make the jump your sophomore year a la Darius Morris.
Burke will get about 15 mins a game next year I predict and Brundidge probably about the same and in their sophomore seasons will be when they contend for starter type minutes. These guys have ridiculous talent levels and both provide something that this team doesn't currently have.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||I love||
I love when I hear people start talking about redshirting basketball players. Basketball players are VERY rarely redshirted. Last year was a rare exception because Jordan Morgan was injured and Blake McLimans was a bean pole.
I guarantee that not only will Burke and Brundidge not redshirt next year but they will also be SOLIDLY in the rotation. There is currently no backup point guard for Darius Morris and Burke will provide a very nice change of pace and allow Morris to get a breather here and there.
On top of that Morris is the only player currently on the team who can take the ball to the basket and create offense for others. Hardaway is getting there but his ball handling isn't quite there yet. Brundidge and Burke will immediately be the next 2 best playmakers and ball handlers on the team after Darius Morris. They will both get time at the 1 and 2. Burke is a great shooter and ball handler and Brundidge is a pit bull and knows how to get to the rack.
They will provide a much needed element that is missing from this team. I will give anyone 50-1 odds for anyone who wants to take me out on it that NEITHER player redshirts next year, barring some sort of injury.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||argument||
This argument about whether fans know the coaches is irrelevant. Because the recruits know the coaches. The coaches are the ones who recruit the players to the school. So while we may not know them, the recruits do in fact know the coaches and I don't know how big a factor race plays into it but it is certainly possible. I know Tony Dews and Fred Jackson and Soup Campbell and Corwin Brown are all known as great recruiters. Maybe it is their personality or maybe the young kids relate to them better. I don't know what it is.
But if you do a search on those teams coaches, OSU has 3 black assistants on staff, but ND and MSU have only 2. We will have 2 on staff after Jerry Montgomery is officially hired. So maybe it won't be a big deal in the end, but you are kidding yourself if you think it is entirely irrelevant. On the actual football field it is irrelevant, but recruiting players and their families it matters. 2 may be enough for that. 1 would have been walking a very thin line so I'm glad we hired Montgomery.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||It's a big boy||
It's a big boy business. I would expect a coach to do that no matter where he went to school. And I would've hoped if Michigan hired him he would use some of the things he knows now about ND to recruit against the Domers. So should Montgomery not be able to recruit against Iowa. And if Mattison recruits against Wisconsin when he grew up right in Madison then shame on him!
People overreact to this recruiting against Michigan stuff. If he isn't employed by Michigan then he needs to do his job elsewhere or else he won't even have a job. Michigan and ND happen to go head to head on a number of recruits so it happens. Man up and quit whining about it.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Read the damn rules||
The only reason posting summaries and facts is fine is because it would be WAY too difficult to moderate that sort of thing. Rules or no rules, it's a douche thing to do. Come over here all proud of this great information that you know and others don't. It's one-upping TomVH on this site too. It's just not a cool thing to do. Go by TomVH's info here. He has a ton of info and talks to these recruits all of the time so if he thought something was relevant and appropriate to post then he will do so.
You are a dick bro. Just because SEC oversigning isn't "illegal" by the rules doesn't make it right to do. Who made you the Rule Nazi defending this clown?
|3 years 23 weeks ago||what info||
What information do you pay for then? If you don't care about information like "Bryant is a 50.1% lean to UM" then why would you waste your money on a membership? If you want Beaver to say nothing until Bryant commits then you could just save money and wait until it is public information on the blogs and news sources. Beaver says things like that because they are supposed to be respect the recruits and if they don't want the information leaked yet then they can't leak it. So it is his way of saying recruits are either silent commits or very strongly in UM favor without spoiling the kid's day.
If you are that against Beaver then go to Rivals or just get your info from MGoBlog. Do you think you are cool coming to MGoBlog and posting that information and then bashing the source? You seem like a real cool dude. I'd love to have a beer with you.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||By the way...||
By the way, you call Beaver a complete douche but all of the information you just posted here was directly from INSIDER on Scout. That is not cool man. You don't post insider info, especially from the website that you are trashing. Why do you have a membership if you are gonna trash them?
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Delete||
Man delete this thread please. Darian was extremely unhappy when the rumors about him came out from the Crab Bowl. He said they were completely untrue and there is no need to bring it up. The last thing we need is some idiotic fan stirring the pot and making him feel unwelcome.
Delete! This is not the kind of discussion we need here. Beaver was right to take it off of Scout too because believe it or not recruits read these boards so the last thing we need is silly rumors out there that are going to piss off our recruits.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||and you know?||
And you know that he was making an effort in practice how? Based on the comments he made when the coaches were fired I would venture to guess he didn't make a great effort in practice. The comments he made were classless and shows that he probably didn't give his full effort for them. Cox definitely has some raw talent, but you need to be able to pass block and catch passes out of the backfield in addition to just running the ball if you want to be an all-around back.
You honestly can tell me that Cox was making mistakes with high effort? And even that concept is ridiculous... if he makes mistakes but gives a lot of effort he is no different than Rudy.. Coaches need to have confidence that you are not going to make mistakes in the games if they put you in. You can't just say well you work hard, but there's a decent chance that you will miss an assignment or fumble the ball.. we'll put you in anyways. If there are players who don't miss assignments and give high effort WITHOUT the mistakes then they are the ones who need to see the field.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||can't reward||
You can't reward a player by playing him in the games if he isn't getting it done in practice. What is the team going to think if he gets to play while Shaw, Fitz, Smith, Hopkins sit out even though they outperform him in practice? This is just another case of people thinking the backup is better than the starter based on very limited information. I will trust that the coaches, knowing winning is very important, would not have benched Cox if they actually thought he was better than the other RBs.
Also those stats Cox has put up were against Eastern Michigan, Delaware State and Bowling Green so take that with a grain of salt. If you are honestly going to say he is the most productive back on the team based on limited action against those 3 teams then you are crazy.
You and I and nobody else has seen him play against a legitimate team, nor have we seen him in practice so it is completely asinine to insist he is the best RB on the team.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Agree||
I totally agree... Brian is entitled to his opinion of which I agree with. He isn't saying Hoke can't win games. He actually said the opposite. He will win games and get around 9 wins a season just like Lloyd and go to BCS games and struggle. My guess is 75% of Michigan fans would be happy with that, just to get back to the old ways. Brian, and myself, were in the boat hoping for a home run hire on the national championship level as opposed to a Big Ten title once every 4 years.
Time will tell but he is using facts for his critiques so you can't just blindly call him wrong when facts support a lot more than saying "that school in Ohio". Rah rah speeches are good but we have to wait until we see them play on the field to know what we have.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||did you read?||
LOL did you even read the article? It is not an expose on Jim Harbaugh. There are a couple short quotes from him in the entire article and it's not something Rosenberg directly asked him. Just because you write an article about the Stanford football team does not mean you have great sources there. I could've written the exact same article and I have no sources there.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Rosenberg||
Rosenberg doesn't have good sources. He is a hack just like all of the other Freep writers. His only sources were connected to Carr and that's why he was so bitter the last time around. I won't consider any sources to be very credible until after the game tonight when Harbaugh is officially talking to people.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Bandwagon||
Hey I still like watching the Pistons because I'm not a bandwagon fan who only watches the local teams when they win. It's funny watching all of the Pistons fans who came out of the woodwork to be these "huge" fans when the Pistons were making the NBA Finals and winning all those games are suddenly nowhere to be found. There is nothing that makes me more irritated than bandwagon fans. Root for your team whether they are winning or losing. Sure it's more fun to watch wins, but I have been a Lions, Tigers, and Pistons fan my entire life and for the vast majority of my life most of them have been bad.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Denard Robinson||
You don't think the bowl committee would have wanted to host an exciting player like Denard Robinson? That is a little more than just the Michigan name. On top of Michigan having a large following, I think by bringing Denard to town it ensures some quality ratings which has a lot to do with RR. Denard is not Denard without RR.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||I think Michigan's players||
I'm not crazy about that quote. There is NO way the team is thinking "hey this game could be the difference in us playing in the NIT or not." In their minds, and really even in our minds, we should not be conceding anything at this point. It is way too early in the season to not have the NCAA tournament as a goal. I am an extreme realist and quite frankly, an NIT berth would be a great season for this young team. However, if Michigan heads into the Big Ten schedule 10-2 I would hope the team is feeling confident and believes they can win on any given night. If they win the games they are supposed to and pull off a few upsets they could contend for the tournament even in a very difficult Big Ten. It is just way too early in the season to say one game is make or break between making the NIT or no postseason. That just doesn't make much sense.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||Allen||
So you give MSU an excuse for learning how to play without Allen? I'd have to say playing without Manny and Deshawn, who A. are both WAY better than Chris Allen, and B. were a MUCH bigger part of the team, is a far bigger animal than your "MSU is still trying to figure out how to play without Allen."
Come on, get real
|3 years 31 weeks ago||Threet||
Did you watch the games in 2008 and make the conclusion that Threet is not that bad? A. He was awful. B. Your argument now makes no sense because it is 2 years later. I hope most of Michigan's players improve over a 2 year period. And C. ASU played better last week after Threet went down.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Shitstorm||
Did RR coach the 2007 team? Nobody cares who was on the team the year before RR got there. Did he coach Henne, Hart, Long, Manningham, Arrington, Crable, Jamar Adams, etc.? I'm pretty sure he didn't so coming off of a bowl win means absolutely nothing if the next season you don't have the key players from the bowl win and Nick Sheridan/Steven Threet as your starting QB.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||3 star||
You are giving the 2 juniors too much credit by saying Michigan has 2 3-star returning juniors. They were late 3-star additions on Rivals, and on Scout Stu was a 2-star and Novak was unranked. These were as low of "3-stars" as you could possibly be rated. 3-star doesn't have to be a totally negative thing for most players, but these 2 are not really even 3-star talents. They show alot of heart but natural ability they are not 3-star.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||#45||
That #45 looks like a hell of a player. I think he has the potential to be an All American.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Funny thing||
And the funny thing is... If we are in extra point distance that means we are around the 3 yard line. Would you rather try a field goal from there or give the ball to Denard and say get me 3 yards? If the ball is not centered I think that's a reasonably difficult decision
|3 years 40 weeks ago||man to man||
Yeah the complaint about needing to play man to man is just crazy. James Rogers, Thomas Gordon, Carvin Johnson, Jordan Kovacs, Cameron Gordon, and the onslaught of freshmen are not currently capable of playing good man to man defense. Going to that is asking to get burned for TDs. JT Floyd is the only current player I would even moderately trust in man coverage. Sometimes people just complain to complain, rather than actually analyze the personnel.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Les||
I BADLY wanted Les Miles when the coaching search first started, but I didn't actually think Rich Rodriguez was even an option. I have always regarded Rich Rod as one of the very best coaches in college football and as soon as I heard he was talking to Michigan I was extremely excited. Everything happened for a reason and Michigan has the right coach in place and there is nowhere to go but up.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Pistons Game 5 NBA Finals||
The best game I have been to that is non-Michigan was hands down Game 5 of the 2004 NBA Finals when the Pistons destroyed the Lakers to win the NBA Championship.
The crowd was going nuts the entire time because the Pistons jumped out to such a big lead and coasted to the championship. It was quite a site to see and the celebration was awesome.
I always consider that game, and the 3OT UM-MSU games the 2 best games I've ever been to.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Ron English||
Ron English.. I hear he is a hell of a coach
His squad held OSU to 73 points on Saturday.
|3 years 42 weeks ago||Yeah||
Yeah Brendan Gibbons was rated every bit as highly as Anthony Fera so it doesn't matter what their ranking was in high school. If Fera was such a good kicker he would've beaten out Penn State's walk-on kicker. I really wonder whether it is even worth it to give a kicker a scholarship to come to your school. It has not worked out very well with Michigan's last 2 scholarship kickers, Bryan Wright and Gibbons, and by giving them a scholarship to not even win the starting kicking job they are taking up a scholarship that could be used elsewhere. I think if you push your walk-on kicking program we can find enough kickers that are capable like Olesnavage and the like.
|3 years 42 weeks ago||You really think?||
You really think Tate couldn't do just as good a job handing the ball off for those plays that Devin has played thus far? And I would be completely and 100% comfortable with Tate playing should Denard go down, and if not, wait to play Devin until Denard goes down. I will forever stand by we didn't NEED to burn Devin's redshirt. And it's laughable you are comparing this years QB situation with '09 and '08. It's not even comparable.
|3 years 42 weeks ago||Well||
Well with your example, Carvin and Black and the slew of other guys that have played thus far are at positions of need. Last I checked we have perhaps the most dynamic QB in the nation so Devin has not NEEDED to play (especially with a certain QB who started 12 games last year still on the roster)... I think playing freshmen depends on exactly what you said... "NEED" I am all for playing freshmen if you need to play them and they are your best players. I hope to see Marvin Robinson get a ton of playing time this week and would like some other young guys to get a chance on D since obviously the upperclassmen are not getting it done. Devin is a different situation though because he does not NEED to play and burn his redshirt when he plays a position which we are strong at.
|3 years 42 weeks ago||Robinson||
For all of the away games I always make sure that I wear my white Terrance Robinson jersey. It's weird though because it is a Nike jersey, and T-Rob had never been on the team when Michigan wore Nike. I guess Nike just knew they had a good one coming in a few years.
|3 years 42 weeks ago||I am...||
I am... Josh Asselin.
I am... Jerrod Ward.
I am... Robbie Reid.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Aware||
Oh I'm aware of the longshot possibility for landing Amir, but he plays AAU ball with Brundidge and Pointer so I would not discount too much the influence they could have on him if they both were on board with Michigan. (And yes, I'm aware we don't have enough scholarships for all 3 but I think they would find a way to make it work if they could get all 3)
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Not to mention||
Not to mention Dominique Pointer is #53 who it's been said Michigan likely leads for, and they are in on #54 Amir Williams too!
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Stops||
Does anyone know what other local joints they are going to be stopping at for the show?
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Wait...||
You mean Valenti is acting like a total asshat and Foster is his "yes man"? It can't be! Valenti always forms very educated opinions and knows it all! I always thought they were two respectable guys with a great radio show! My entire opinion of them has deteriorated all because of this!
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Well||
Well there is someone with an axe to grind.. who peed in his cheerios?
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Classic||
Haha that was classic.. You almost got me to LOL at work.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||The problem||
The problem is that Woodson's pick was at MSU otherwise it may have made the list. That play, to this day, may be the best catch I have seen. It was certainly the best interception I have ever seen.
But as far as Big House moments the Woodson return basically cemented his Heisman and assured Michigan of an opportunity to play for a national championship with a huge punt return against Ohio State so the moment was just enormous with wide reaching implications.
Woodson is my favorite Wolverine of all time and I don't know if we will ever see another player quite like him again.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Point is||
Point is that there are a minimum of 5-6 teams that run the spread at least half the time, and even more teams that run a variation of the spread at points in every game. So to say there are only 2 spread teams, to me, is as assinine as the ESPN guys saying the QB battle is between Tate, freshman QB Denard Robinson, and Nick Sheridan. It is people not doing their homework. They are paid to give the viewers correct information, and if they are not doing that then what is the point of putting them on TV?
|3 years 45 weeks ago||No||
|3 years 45 weeks ago||LOL||
So by your take OSU doesn't even have a base offense? If they run spread 45%, I 45%, and other formations 10% then what does that make their base offense?
And Indiana's Pistol is run like a form of a spread. Their best 2 playmakers are their wideouts and they use the formation to get them the ball.
And I can assure you Illinois is still running the spread offense.
Is Gerry DiNardo your dad? Why are you defending him when he is clearly wrong? AT WORST he needed to add Purdue and Illinois to the list, but Indiana, OSU, and PSU run the spread for a large enough part of the game to not push it aside like there are 2 big ten teams who run spread.
This isn't your dad's Big Ten. The myth that the Big Ten is this power conference needs to go by the wayside because it isn't that way anymore.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||More||
More than 2 teams run the spread as their base. DiNardo needs to get a clue.. only UM and Northwestern?? Uhhh pretty sure Purdue does.. and how about Indiana? Does Indiana's shotgun pistol not count as a spread? Illinois certainly ran the spread with Juice. Penn State has been running a spread as of late certainly on more than 50% of their plays with Daryl Clark and now Robert Bolden/Paul Jones/Kevin Newsome. OSU with Pryor and Troy Smith runs a spread at least 40% of the time. Minnesota runs alot of spread formation. Michigan State, Iowa, and Wisconsin are really the only 3 schools in the conference that run a traditional offense the majority of the time.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Its fine||
It's fine to post about the article I suppose (although the silent treatment is the preferred method of dealing with the Freep and Rosenberg)... but do NOT post a link to his article that will generate hits for him and his stupid paper
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Why||
Why post a Rosenberg article? Either copy and paste the text, give your summary, or don't post it at all.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Sam||
Sam Webb always kills it in debates with people who do not have as much information as him. He destroyed Jeff DeFran and is now destroying these hacks.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Caller Dave||
Caller Dave must have a miserable life.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||It's really hard||
It's really hard to say right now because alot of the talent is in the freshmen and sophomore class and we don't know how they are going to develop, but I wouldn't be surprised if Jibreel Black developed into a pass rushing threat capable of being a first or second round pick, and the other player who I could see based on the fact he is built like a truck, hits like a truck, and has a ton of athleticism is Marvin Robinson.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Show support||
The TEAM I'm sure prefers the fans to be loud and standing and cheering for them. The TEAM is really what it's all about isn't it? Everyone who goes into the Big House on Saturday is going to watch THE TEAM. Penn State, Virginia Tech, Florida, LSU... all the best and loudest stadiums in the country have fans standing the majority of the time. If we had less "Down in front" people then we'd be have a much better atmosphere at the games. We have the largest stadium in the country, yet it's never included in the toughest places to play. That to me is a problem. We need more enthusiasm and if you need to stand to cheer and be enthusiastic then by all means you should do it!
Sometimes people around you might want to stand and cheer but they don't want to be the first people to do it. Lead the crowd and maybe more people will be willing to stand and cheer and make the Big House a more intimidating place to play.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Big House||
The Big House needs to be a more intimidating place to play football!
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Stand||
Stand up if you feel like it and especially if you are standing to yell and cheer. If people around you don't like it they should have stayed home and watched the game on their couch in front of the TV. All these other loud stadiums in the country have their fans standing from kickoff until the final whistle. You have every right to be a fan and get into the game.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||MGoPoints||
MGoPoints - The way to get back at someone who disagrees with you or makes a rationale statement.
MGoPoints - Our motto is: Benefitting people who follow the crowd.
I agree with the idea of keeping the game as it is. I hate the idea of playing in the middle of October. I hate that Michigan-OSU's sacredness will be diminished. I hate that we won't get to experience a cool, late-November game ending our seasons. I hate that the conference realignment has caused all of this. But, whining about it isn't going to get anywhere. Writing MSC isn't going to get anywhere. Threatening not to donate money to Michigan isn't going to get anywhere. People are overreacting and coming across sounding like whiners. Go ahead and Neg Neg Neg me. MGoPoints are so pointless because they only benefit you if you follow the crowd or make some idiotic statement that others think is funny.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||sure||
Florida-Florida State, Clemson-South Carolina, and I'm sure there are others. And this won't be a cross-conference/cross-league rivalry. Michigan-OSU are still in the same conference.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Again||
Again this is not a good idea. You can email Mary Sue, send her and Dave Brandon and Rich Rodriguez and Obama and the Pope all the letters you want but it won't get anywhere. The Big Ten is only catering to the money $$$ and there is nothing anybody can do to stop it. You can offer your opinion but it ain't worth a velvet painting of a whale and a dolphin gettin it on!
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Dumb||
Pledging no donation would only hurt Michigan. It wouldn't hurt the Big Ten. There isn't much that fans or donors can do. The powers that be are Jim Delany and the Big Ten big wigs. Pledging the donors to not donate money to our football program would ONLY hurt us.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||The more times we talk about it||
The more times we talk about it isn't going to change the fact that separate divisions is coming. I don't mean to be rude, but it starts to sound like whining the more we complain about the inevitable. I want Michigan and OSU to stay in the same division and battle for the right to go to the Big Ten Title Game real bad, but I now realize it's not going to happen. Now all I'm hoping for is a division that isn't too stacked to make it even more difficult to make the title game than it already will be.
|4 years 5 days ago||Wow||
Whatever happened to Desmond Mason? I haven't heard from him in years. He used to be a good, solid NBA player. I wonder what happened?
|4 years 6 days ago||also||
played beer pong with Michael Phelps, and boy is he ever a leaner.. his arm is halfway across the table when he lets go of the ball.
|4 years 6 days ago||I played basketball||
against Dion Harris in high school, as well as Dave Hopkins (who played basketball at Kansas State).. I also played football against Jake Long and Devin Thomas.. Jake Long was a beast just throwing people around, and Devin Thomas played on a run heavy Canton team but still stood out as an elite talent with his few amazing catches each game.
|4 years 6 days ago||Too bad it's the only game he||
Too bad it's the only game he has played well so far. I wish him nothing but the best. I hope he still has enough time to make a positive impression on his team because the other 2 summer league games he only had 2 pts and 0 pts.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Haha||
Can't argue with that. I wouldn't want to play golf with Dantonio any day short of the Apocalypse.
|4 years 18 weeks ago||M-Den||
You can always go to mden.com and order an authentic jersey. It won't be as cheap as ebay but won't have an issue with quality.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||I know MSU has an outstanding||
I know MSU has an outstanding class, but if Michigan lands Zeigler and Horford that is a great class. Horford had an MSU offer until his spot filled up and I would take him over Alex Gauna. Zeigler and Appling are on the same level as players. Tim Hardaway Jr. and Russell Byrd are on the same level (I'm sure you will disagree based on Rivals/Scout ranking but ESPN has him top 100, and TH is extremely underrated... he has topped 40 points a ton of times this year and has a legendary dad to back up the belief that he is going to be a good one)... and yes Adriene Payne is a stud and has more potential than Smotrycz but Payne is one who is known to not produce as much as his 5 star ranking would generally warrant.
And you talk about Smotrycz's lack of an offer sheet.. well that is because he came from out of nowhere. Beilein found him, got him to commit, and then he blew up on the summer camp scene against the top talent in the country.. teams looked into him but he affirmed his solid commitment to UM and teams stopped bothering before he signed during the early signing period.
So to act like a class with Smotrycz, Zeigler, Horford, and Hardaway would not live up to the other classes in the big ten is just an ignorant thing to say from a sparty fan. That class would compete with any class in the big ten.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Myles White||
Just wanted to quickly verify. Mitchell White is the walk-on defensive back of the White brothers. Myles White is on scholarship as a wide receiver. So he might have a little more leeway than a walk-on.