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|3 days 14 hours ago||He looks fast!||
Could he be another Jake Ryan?
|4 days 33 min ago||Devin Gardner||
Gardner's passing performance has everything to do with how well his line blocks for him.
He needs more time.
The line is improving, but they are not "there" yet.
They are doing better with run blocking (zone blocking) than pass blocking.
Ben Braden had a bad day.
|4 days 48 min ago||O Line||
The O line is improving game to game. In the second half, they were really opening some holes, and Green was hitting them for nice gains.
Pass blocking is improving, but Braden is a sieve.
Gardner's performance, like any quarterback, depends to a great extent on the pass blocking.
When Michigan drives ended in punts today, it was because they did not pound the rock.
Too much passing, with poor pass blocking, meant doom.
|1 week 1 day ago||To win on the road, you have to be tough... Real Tough||
You cannot teach toughness, Brady
It does no good to preach it, Brady.
Do not bother to talk about it, Brady.
You have to put your team through the wringer and see who comes out the other end.
Some will not make it.
You have to be tougher on your team than the opposing team will be.
See: Easy Company, 101st Airborne, and Currahee Mountain.
See: Bo Schembechler, UM, 1969
This is the difference between Bo and Brady.
|1 week 3 days ago||The Score was NOT indicative of how the team played:||
Michigan played their hearts out.
The O line is a LOT better than last year. We can run the football, and I think we out-gained ND on the ground. Pass blocking was mediocre, but that takes more time and experience. It will improve.
Gardner does not play well under pressure. His turnovers killed us.
3rd down conversions were non-existent, and I put a lot of this on Gardner and/or poor pass blocking.
A big factor was penalties. I predicted the refs would give ND 7-10 points, and they certainly did.
The D actually played pretty well, and really stifled the ND running game. They needed more pressure on Golson.
Golson is a beast. ND is a very good team.
Do not underestimate the Michigan team. Yes, they got an ass-kicking. Hopefully this will leave a chip on their shoulder for the rest of the season.
Thank God I do not have to watch NBC sports ever again.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||O.T: Ohio history||
The Shawnee Indians (under chiefs Blue Jacket and Tecumseh) fought like heck in the 1790's to keep Ohio...That was some nasty business, with whites burned at the stake, dismembered alive, etc.
Here is a great book about it: The Frontiersmen by Allen Eckert
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Referees||
Do not forget that in South Bend the referees always give the Irish 7 - 10 points. :(
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Enrico Blasi||
would "clean up" with the players who play for Michigan.
Berenson needs to retire.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Wow||
His teamates McCune and Smith saved his life!
|27 weeks 3 days ago||The pain||
is why they do not talk about it.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||My father-in-law is 92.||
He flew an SB2C HellDiver off of the USS Phillipine Sea in WW2.
To this day he can tell you exactly how to fly that plane, dive and hit the target, and catch the cable to land it.
He grew up the son of a share-cropper. His mother had died in child birth. They had no electricity or running water. His sister sewed his pants from horse blankets.
He is one tough SOB. I know of nobody in my (baby boom) generation who could match his mental & physical ruggedness.
"The greatest generation", indeed!
|29 weeks 1 day ago||Despite all his success,||
(2 Olympic Golds, 1 Stanley Cup, World Championship, Junior World Championships)
Babcock is still underated.
Another coach with the same players could have easily lost this tournament.
Under great pressure, Babcock just outcoached (by far) the best coaches in the world.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||What does Sidney Crosby say?||
"I think he instills a lot of confidence in the group," Crosby said of Babcock. "He leads by example and I think you can see that he trusts every guy out there, and the situations he puts them in, he puts them in for a reason. Definitely to have a group come together this quick isn't easy, and everyone's kind of laughing at the ball hockey in August, but you know what, all those little things go a long way sometimes. He definitely did a great job, his whole staff, of preparing us and getting us ready for all the adjustments we needed to make on the big ice."
If you watch the video, you can hear what Pierre LeBrun says.
|32 weeks 3 hours ago||It would be nice to||
put Michigan in your last chart (Race for #1), just to show where we stand vs the top 5.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||That was an Inside Zone Run!||
Marshall Lynch just scored that long touchdown on an inside zone run.
I learned that today by reading the diary from "Eye of the Tiger" on MGOBLOG
|35 weeks 5 days ago||Brandon watched RichRod||
crash and burn becaue of a bad defensive coordinator (or 2).
Brandon does not want his choice for H.C. to fail for the same reason. My bet is that Brandon was the impetus behind Hoke's move to fire Borges & hire Nussmeier.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||Dave Brandon / Brady Hoke||
What part did Brandon play in this firing of Borges and hiring of Nussmeier?
Would Hoke have made the change on his own?
|42 weeks 3 days ago||injured||
We are not being told about it, but when I watch Gardner, I see a guy who is in constant pain, and getting beat up more on every play.
He is a true warrior to keep going out there and taking hits for his team.
|45 weeks 3 days ago||Dantonio||
Dantonio is an excellent coach, as is Narduzzi.
No doubt, the better team won the game.
|45 weeks 4 days ago||Offensive Line||
It is all about the offensive line.
Coach Funk is a fail.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||Academic chapter on knee braces reducing risk of ACl tear:||
On the basis of the data published in that paper, we compute that the rate of ACL injury in the nonbraced cadets was 3.0 times higher (95%CI: 1.0-9.2) than in braced cadets. It should be noted that the number of ACL injuries was small. Only 16 ACL injuries occurred: four in the braced and 12 in the nonbraced condition.
|48 weeks 1 day ago||Fitzgerald Toussaint||
I wonder how Toussaint feels when he lines up to carry the ball into such a poorly designed / coached play?su
|48 weeks 1 day ago||The Problem is Coaching||
Not the players.
|48 weeks 3 days ago||A||
It will take 3 more years to build an offensive line.
That would be true if Schembechler were your coach.
|48 weeks 3 days ago||What Goes Around...||
I was at the UM overtime win against Penn State in 2002. That was one of the best games I have ever attended. I will never forget it.
So yesterday you have Penn State...a proud old program with great fans...humiliated by the scandal and loaded down with drastically limited scholarships and a bowl ban for years to come.
Despite all that, they packed their stadium with 108,000 loyal fans. The team played their hearts out, and their freshman quarterback played well. And in a 4 overtime circus, they won. This game will be the highlight of their season, and those fans will never forget it. Good for them and good for their program.
I hate the loss.
Michigan did not deserve to win.
|48 weeks 4 days ago||Gardner||
Devin Gardner is a turnover machine.
Michigan cannot run the ball.
That is all.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||Knee Braces?||
Why do we not put all linemen in steel kneee braces to prevent at least some of these injuries?
300 pound linemen are a natural set-up to put a large amount of abnormal stress on their relatively little knees. In playing their positions they do not need to pivot as much as a running back or cornerback or quarterback does. I would think the minor loss of mobility could be compensated and the potential gain from avoiding injuries would be significant.
|51 weeks 3 days ago||Since your O-Line is very weak,||
Why are you not throwing more quick-outs?
|51 weeks 3 days ago||Darrell Funk||
Needs to be replaced. His offensive line play is atrocious for the 3rd consecutive year.
|1 year 2 days ago||Moneyball||
ABC put Michigan - UConn on prime-time TV...So the suits decided that the New York audience would be biggest they could get Saturday night.
This is the same reason that the B1G expanded to Maryland / New Jersey.