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|4 weeks 4 days ago||ESPN pessimism||
This is what I was thinking reading through. The problem is there is a big confounding variable with the coaching changes and general lack of success of the program.
I wonder if this was done for a more stable program over the last 5 years like Stanford or Ohio State, how the results would look.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||One key difference is that||
One key difference is that they dont have an elite coaching staff. Thats what a meaningful portion of our preseason hype is built on
|27 weeks 1 day ago||27 reps||
The same as the number of pixels in that video
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Love that||
"Just a lowly Harvard grad with a JD/MBA from Michigan, thats it, eric"
"Michigan huh? Good football team. What do they do at Harvard?"
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Dude?||
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Yup, better log in and upvote||
Yup, better log in and upvote this
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Unrelated - I just need advice from someone with experience||
"I coach a pee wee team. Our O-line consistently gets blown up by teams with older, more experienced kids -- what kind of plays could I call to prevent other teams from tee'ing off on our major weakness?"
|3 years 22 weeks ago||This||
Best thing I've read all day
|3 years 24 weeks ago||I think its a sensible||
I think its a sensible strategy for Notre Dame. If they're going to be playing Clemson, FSU, Miami, they should be recruiting kids away from those schools, thereby weakening their opponents (to at least some degree). If Michigan focused only nationally, the MSUs / Wisconsins would get better players from the only footprint they can recruit and would become stronger opponents, while we're sapping away the best recruits from schools we dont even play
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Best part about this is how||
Best part about this is how easy it was to vote
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Upvote||
|3 years 24 weeks ago||I think the assumption is||
I think the assumption is that an outlier is unlikely to be repeated and so should be removed to get a better projection of future performance.
In this case, I would actually agree that the 5.3yds/carry is the right stat line. Given his reported talent, I think its more likely that opposing defenses may be able to contain him for at most 90% of his carries, but sooner or later he's going to rip off a long run, and be closer to that 5.3 number
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Apparently Lars Anderson is||
Apparently Lars Anderson is an adjunct professor at Bama, and has a book about Bama and the tornado coming out soon... Doubt it's anything bad, or at most, some fluff piece on over signing
|3 years 28 weeks ago||I've always thought this so||
I've always thought this so I'm glad to see some reasonable answers. On one hand, there is a lot of very illuminating content here. On the other, those guys are professionals and may feel no need to wade through the garbage that gets posted to get info they could probably surmise themselves.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||I thought the big news was||
I thought the big news was from an Ohio prospect, ruling out Mcdowell.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||"nuked that fridge" -- great||
"nuked that fridge" -- great phrase
|3 years 35 weeks ago||I think one of her band mates||
I think one of her band mates (and fellow UofM alum) was Theo Katzman, who is also extremely talented and deserves a lot of support.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Oversigning||
Dont think this has been updated in a while but still an interesting read
|4 years 9 weeks ago||SOON||
|4 years 11 weeks ago||and a lannister pays his||
and a lannister pays his debts
|4 years 12 weeks ago||I actually doubt it. If they||
I actually doubt it. If they make a splashy hire like Charlie Strong, that may be more attractive for recruits than having Chizik return...
|4 years 12 weeks ago||I don't know, yes Oregon is||
I don't know, yes Oregon is fun to watch but does anyone give them a shot against lsu or Alabama who have fast AND big athletes and focus on defense?
Systems are fun and can lead to consistency but if you want to win it all, you need the latter which Michigan is historically wont to land. It'll happen with another year of consistency
|4 years 12 weeks ago||This is a very good post,||
This is a very good post, it's a fair assessment of where we are in terms of our tier of teams. Our best year in that time frame also came in osu's best year unfortunately, so luck has a lot to do with that list.
hokes ability to recruit and teach tough football, and yes, Dave Brandons willingness to upgrade facilities and play the money game are putting us in a good spot to capitalize on luck when it inevitably comes our way
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Eh, I'm not concerned. Hoke||
Eh, I'm not concerned. Hoke is definitely the right guy for the job. Just because Borges cant fit his system to his players doesn't mean he's a bad coach - he could be really good at doing one thing well
Ultimately, I think it comes down to the talent level. Attrition and poor seasons are going to make it hard to catch up but if this coaching staff can bring in two top 5 classes after what happened in 08-11, imagine what they'll do after a couple of years of fairly strong performances.
We weren't able to beat more talented or more stable programs but the teams we should beat, we did soundly. Good things ahead
|4 years 12 weeks ago||8-4 was what people were||
8-4 was what people were expecting before we saw how bad the big ten was this year...
That said, besides Denard, we lack a game-changing type player on offense that you need to break a couple of these games our way. We'll get those recruits as we continue to improve so I still think the future is bright
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Wow, I remember this post||
Wow, I remember this post especially the line:
"a little worried about those things in life you worry about when you're a younger man."
Reminds me my concerns now will probably not last forever. I'm not even down but that brightened my outlook.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Yeah we seem to lose them but||
Yeah we seem to lose them but we suffered through 3 really bad seasons, it's pretty amazing we're even sniffing top 5 classes back to back. Once this program starts rolling again, we can complain about missing out on the studs
|4 years 14 weeks ago||I hate the SEC as much as||
I hate the SEC as much as anyone but I think 6 years of decisive national championship wins (to one loss), should get the winner of that conference into the NC game. I'd also bet that happens if either Georgia or Bama wins the SECCG by a big margin.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||So you'd prefer the gloating||
So you'd prefer the gloating that at least they made it to the national championship game
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Wow -- no one proof read that||
Wow -- no one proof read that article before publishing, huh?