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|1 day 7 hours ago||Dan Moorhead||
Played great and won the most satisfying game in the last 45 years of Michigan football. Or maybe Tom Brady.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Let's go all hockey on them||
Bring hats too! After Gardner's third TD, everyone throw their hats on to the field.
|2 days 7 hours ago||somewhere where we want to recruit||
Stanford, UCLA or Florida would be my choices. Maybe Texas. They are in recruiting hotbeds, and are also good to great academic institutions.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Ohio up to 3 LBs||
I assume Chase Winovich has plenty of confidence in his ability to beat out the competition or he wouldn't be very good. But in his position, you would want to ask yourself if it made sense to be the fourth LB in a class, unless the school in question was clearly your top choice. If he is unsure of where he wants to play, I would think the fact Booker has now pledged to ohio would cause Chase to think long and hard about whether he wants to be part of such a big LB class.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Canseco is a bigger jackass||
than I ever imagined. But I am going to miss the wisdom he shared in tweets such as the one above. Good-bye Jose, at least we'll always have 1993 and the fly ball that hit you on the head and bounced over the wall for a home run.
|3 days 6 hours ago||Really interesting diary||
If that doesn't convince people it is premature to anoint any recruit "the answer" before a single carry, not sure what would be enough to do so. The failure rate of 5 and 4 star RBs is huge.
|3 days 6 hours ago||OL was pretty weak||
The run blocking last year was problematic, which explains a lot of Fitz's struggles. No one ran well except Denard who was, well, Denard. I expect the OL will be improved this year, and Fitz will be improved. No doubt there will be an open competition, I just think a true freshman coming in and taking command happens infrequently, and in this offense which will be more pass oriented than the last few years it will take someone with extraordinary talents beyond the ability to run the ball to do it. Maybe Green is that guy, but we haven't seen him run a single play yet, much less run a route, catch a pass or pick up a blitz.
|3 days 7 hours ago||Maybe||
But I still think Fitz will get the bulk of the carries. Expecting Green to be the exception who is able to pick up blitz reads and the passing game quickly is expecting a lot.
|4 days 7 hours ago||Rivals v. Michigan, ohio and MSU||
Rivals certainly has the same right to its opinion as anyone else, but I would put more stock in the fact Hoke, Dantonio and Urban all wanted him than what some guys who don't coach college ball think.
|4 days 7 hours ago||Peppers||
If we land Peppers and Westphal, no one will remember Damon Webb.
|4 days 13 hours ago||Awesome||
Easily the best post of the day so far.
|1 week 2 days ago||People get a fall break?||
Wow, the only one in the old days was called Thanksgiving.
|1 week 2 days ago||Maybe there's a master plan?||
Maybe Brandon was thinking of 2015. Mature offensive and defensive lines, senior linebackers Ross and Bolden leading the defense, a rebuilt, mature secondary (with Dymonte and Peppers (!) hopefully), Shane Morris in his second year (assuming a redshirt), Green at RB, Harris at WR, PLUS a stacked home schedule EQUALS a good shot at going 12-0 or 11-1 and being in the playoffs? Nah, probably just happened.
|1 week 2 days ago||Stevie Brown?||
I tip my hat to Stevie for what he has become as a pro. But I will be really surprised if Dymonte isn't twice the college player Stevie ever was.
|1 week 2 days ago||MSU/OSU||
With ND dropping off the schedule, we just have to get this arranged so the MSU and ohio home/away games are in alternate years. That 2014 home schedule is really unappealing, although it does look like 7 home wins in 2014, at least if DG is still around.
Edit: Crap. Beat me by a minute.
|1 week 3 days ago||Only problem?||
Yeah, that and the fact he cheated and lied about it to cover his ass.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||DG-type QBs should like the M offense||
The pros are looking for guys who are polished throwers who can run as a bonus. A college offense designed to showcase running as well as throwing would likely result in a less polished pro prospect after a few years running it. If you are good enough to be thinking "pro career" from Day 1, Michigan is the ideal offense for a DG-type QB.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I have to disagree||
If Fitz is healthy, he will get a full, fair shot to start. He has done so in the past and been productive, he's a senior and he knows the system. If Green is better, he will play, but I don't see the team bending the competition in Green's favor. That said, I would expect we see more than one back get significant carries this year.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Hey, Wetzel||
Why don't you apologize to Webber on behalf of Michigan, and apologize to Michigan on behalf of Webber, and let's move on?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Just what we need||
Don't want to count on him prematurely, but he is exactly what we need in the defensive backfield, just as Harris was exactly what we needed at WR and Green exactly what we needed at RB. This team has solid freshmena nd sophomores throughout, and a solid incoming class, and a potentially great OL in another year or two. But great individual players take you to the next level, and we are starting to accumulate recruits who are potentially great. Now, let's get a Peppers pledge and then add Hand or McDowell for the DL.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||How does Michigan find players in Utah?||
Well, I do believe that there is a network of people associated with the university who are very into high school sports and who pay attention to local players and tip the staff to people who seem to have the talent and character to play at Michigan. At least, I knew a guy in the Cleveland area who did this for years. I would suspect former players who are coaches (e.g., Ricky Powers in Akron) do the same. I would think high school coaches who have a relationship with someone on the Michgan staff do the same. And that kids who grew up fans possibly contact the school or enlist someone to do so. It would seem there are a myriad of ways to learn about potential players anywhere in the country without relying on Scout or Rivals. It's a tool, but no more a tool than Mel Kiper is to NFL teams.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Give Rich Rod credit||
There were three highly-rated QBs in the state of Michigan that year. He could have gone for Bolden or the kid who went to MSU and ended up hurt (after doing nothing). He picked the right guy.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||A deal may be a deal||
but when the kid has not even shown up and doesn't want to be there, it seems to me you (1) meet with him and talk it through and then (2) if he still wants out, you let him out. I just can't see why any school would want to stick it to an 18 year old kid under these circumstances.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||FSU to non-Michiganders||
When I read it, I thought--Florida State? Really? And as I read on, the name Ferris State came up and it made more sense. I guess the bulldog was supposed to be a tip-off, but it was only confusing. Hope he has a nice career, but this doesn't surprise me.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I would be stunned||
if we went 7-5 this year. While the interior OL is rebuilt, what we had last year wasn't so great and Kalis and Braden come with high praise. Mattison has shown what he can do with spare parts on defense, and he has a lot more to work with this year. I think Devin is going to be terrific. One of the RBs will be good enough. Anything less than 9-3 would surprise me.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah, I don't get it||
It makes him look petty to be tweeting crap like that. Maybe that passes for appropriate conduct in the recruiting world, but I cannot fathom Hoke ever saying something like that. More evidence that tweeting is usually a bad idea.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||
I really appreciate the Twitter updates. If I had ever considered paying attention to the idiocy people publish on Twitter, these updates have convinced me to stay far, far away. Reading that crap can only make you stupid.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Sid Finch||
He switched sports.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||To hell with Notre Dame||
if ever they were joining teh Big Ten, they would already have done so.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||So when we go to 16 teams||
and we add a couple more east coast teams in "major media markets" to make Jim Delaney happy, then Indiana shifts to the west, and that division is pretty much the old Big Ten minus Michigan and Ohio, what with MSU in the 50s and PSU in the 90s being johnny-come-lately's.