the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
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|1 day 1 hour ago||Completely agree.||
As long as "usually" is replaced with "always."
|1 day 1 hour ago||He can't possibly be serious||
He can't possibly be serious . . .
he must have been joking!
|1 week 4 days ago||Much of what has been said....||
Keith Jackson's voice IS college football to me. His low, golden voice combined with the serene southern accent always made the game that much more enjoyable.
Oddly, perhaps, but as a younger poster I am beginning to feel the same way about Frank Beckman for the radio. Traveling around the state on Saturdays always felt a lot better when we could listen to Frank and Jim. Before the advent of wonderful technology, like iHeart/Slacker/TuneIn Radio, listening to anyone else broadcast the Michigan game over the radio was like torture.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Not that this point isn't||
Not that this point isn't discussed on this board, but it is always something to keep in mind (or at least cognizant of). While we don't want other B1G teams better recruiting to be to the detriment of Michigan's (somewhat impossible, I know), it is obviously better for the entire league standard to be raised. Better competition will only help the entire conference (and outiiders perception of it) as a whole.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||In a trance||
My goodness . . . it's so mesmerizing . . . every . . . single . . . time.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I believe their central||
I believe their central claims are that we have Santa Claus as our coach and that Santa pays of all his players. It makes so much sense I can't beieve I had not thought of it sooner!
|6 weeks 3 days ago||At last, the most important||
At last, the most important aspect of this story has been brought forth.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||What if the kid knows or has||
What if the kid knows or has accepted that he isn't going to be getting a phone call from the NFL any time soon? If Michigan has a program that he is looking for (odds are it's at least decently rated, right?) and he just wants to play and be part of a team for another year, you never know. There are many things worse that can happen to you professionally (networking, exposure, etc.) than to become a part of Michigan academically and athletically.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||It's . . . it's . . . just .||
It's . . . it's . . . just . . . kind of . . . magical.
Talk about a trance . . .
|8 weeks 6 days ago||I am continually amazed at||
I am continually amazed at the maturity and growth Lewan seems to show when speaking to the camera. I think back to his first year or two on campus and the stark difference is pretty shocking. Kudos to him for the growth and maturity. What an excellent representative of the team and university.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Just getting nerdy in||
Just getting nerdy in here?
I think that milestone was passed long ago.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks for the response. And||
Thanks for the response. And I do understand how those campus visits and presentations go, I was lucky enough to do a few of those myself (defintiely not D-I . . . or even good D-II, really, haha). I was just curious if you had any further insight or opinion on how they might be going about it. I would have to imagine it is easier to sell a local recruit on the history and legacy type things about the program, but perhaps I'm wrong.
Thanks again, Magnus.
EDIT: All of that, plus it just seems like so many things these days are geared towards the "here and now." How quick can I play, how quick can I make the NLF . . . AD's are asking what did you do for me THIS season, coach, etc. As a highly-touted recruit, I can very much understand hesitation when looking at some positions at UofM (highly rated 5-star QB, for instance, is not from the area, and has only viewed Michigan with Denard).
|11 weeks 6 days ago||You're probably correct for||
You're probably correct for the vast majority of recruits. I just figured if, let's say you are a Midwest recruit (in Drake's case, in MI) and (per your example) you were 12 years old or so in that 2006-2007 time, you probably saw a number of highlights/stories/interviews/etc. with Henne. I would have to think those kids at least remember hearing about/seeing all the build-up to the 2006 Michigan-OSU game.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||I'm not sure if this is||
I'm not sure if this is stupid or confusing, but how do you see the coaches recruting a player like Harris (any WR or QB for that matter)?
What I mean is do you think they point to SDSU and say "look what we did there!", do they point to another CFB team and say "that's exactly where we are going", do they do the same with an NFL team? Maybe Hoke and Borges just say, "Listen, this is the type of offense we want to run with X and Y percentages of run/pass, etc."
Obviously, all of these kids have the Michigan offense led by Denard most fresh in their minds, while some may even have memories of Henne. I'm just curious on your feeling as to "how" they have been and will continue to go about this.
Sorry if that doesn't make any sense at all.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||I very much enjoy the||
I very much enjoy the Twitterverse column and look forward to it each week. I agree with with a poster above that I would rather not see it stray too far into TWIS territory; both because I think that is Brian's thing, and also because I think you have a great (albeit similar) concept in your own right.
|12 weeks 19 hours ago||As a quick comment, I think||
As a quick comment, I think it would be fair to say we can speculate much the same about the Buckeye d-line in the coming years.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||I have seen this in articles||
I have seen this in articles with Saban and other D1 coaches several times now. I am (obviously) a nobody, but that argument carries a lot of weight with my thinking. ESPECIALLY, when you have the ability to use such a system, which is appears that Michigan is in the midst of (hopefully) creating right now. I wonder how it could be anything but a benefit.
|14 weeks 23 min ago||Remember who Urban Meyer||
Remember who Urban Meyer called the best recruiter in the coutnry . . .
|14 weeks 25 min ago||I also think you have to keep||
I also think you have to keep in mind that these coaches are looking for different types of players right now. This is more reflected on offense, but defense also to a degree.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Obviously, there seems to be||
Obviously, there seems to be a wide range of opinion on this board. While his statement(s) may not have been necessary or appropriate, I don't think they are wrong. I took it more as him saying, "Look, if we, as the B1G, want to get collectively better, we may have to change some of the tactics we have always used." Implicit in that statement is certainly a degree of cockiness, but I'm not sure how you get around that (other than not saying it, obviously).
I guess I'm viewing like a CEO (of a major recording label) saying to the other CEO's, "Hey guys, we've been in this industry for a long time, but things have really changed (digital media, for instance) and we, as a group, better figure out how we can adapt if we have any hope of still being relevant in the next decade."
Without all of the explicit collusion and other Antitrust issues, of course.
EDIT: User stephenrjking just below said all of this much better than I. Read his.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Without going into whether I||
Without going into whether I agree/disagree with DaveBuck above, I took part of his post (perhaps incorrectly) to be referencing what I might call "demand" from the fans?
With the basic idea that the fans have not been more demanding of success by the specific university, athletic department, and football team/staff. Because of historical successes, both OSU and Michigan's respective fan bases have inredibly high (unrealistic, really) level of demand and expectation for their teams year after year.
So, does the "will" and "complaining" of the fan base have a direct effect upon recruiting and other success of a program? Probably not, or at least to such a small degree that it is de minimis. That being said, I don't think the thrust of the larger argument is completely worthless, either.
I.e., how much whining, complaining, and additional support ($$$) from the fans will it take for Nebraska to go buy James Franklin from Vanderbilt, for instance.
Or I could be crazy . . . that's possible too.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||So MANY squat racks! But||
So MANY squat racks! But seriously, as several other posters noted, this is quite large and beautiful but it does not necessarily blow other programs out of the water.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||It really would be more||
It really would be more considerate, wouldn't it? Darn those coaches!
|14 weeks 6 days ago||I understand the thought, but||
I understand the thought, but it seems like almost every year the class is shaping up to be "smaller." By the time signing days rolls around it almost always seems to have ballooned up to 22-23 at least.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||This was an absolutely||
This was an absolutely hilarious read. Would very much enjoy it becoming a regular feature. Kudos!
|15 weeks 6 days ago||I am not typically a fan of||
I am not typically a fan of Jimmy Kimmel . . . but that was absolutely hilarious, IMO. Especially funny because it is so true. One could substitute Florida for California and it would also be perfect.
|16 weeks 17 hours ago||Not just recruits . . .||
Did you ever think that perhaps Hoke, if he did shed a tear, wasn't simply shedding a tear that a highly ranked, nationally-relevant RB just chose his team? Perhaps he shed a tear for the end of a long process, perhaps he shed a tear for the 12+month relationship he has all ready developed with the kid. I think we, as fans, forget that these kids aren't just "recruits" to the coaches. Even if a young man doesn't choose Michigan, don't you think that Hoke and the rest of the staff have formed a bond with him?
Now, maybe he did start crying because he knows Green will gain 200 yards a game for the next three years while also winning three consecutive Heisman trophies . . . /s
But I'm willing to bed this has more to do with the relationship that has been developed and will continue to develop between a coach and (by all appearances thus far) a young man with a great head on his shoulders.
EDIT: My general sentiment was expressed much more eloquently by posters below.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||I would say one could say the||
One could very easily say the same thing about motor vehicles, then. Is the risk of motor vehicle accidents an absolutely necessary part of life as a human being?
Many other cultures would seem to say No, as well as many individuals in our very own culture.
|19 weeks 17 hours ago||Leine's||
Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter whilst sitting in front of the fire. The Vanilla Porter is good; nothing to write home about but not bad either.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||This is very much correct. I||
This is very much correct. I know that myself and several other posters tried to communicate this in the previous game info threads. As a visitor to the area, there is no way you would be able to figure this out beforehand, IMO. I remember it taking several weeks/months for me and my wife to fully grasp the entire social situation of the "Tampa Bay Area."