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|18 min 15 sec 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.
|22 min 43 sec ago||Peppers||
If we land Peppers and Westphal, no one will remember Damon Webb.
|6 hours 18 min ago||Awesome||
Easily the best post of the day so far.
|5 days 2 hours ago||People get a fall break?||
Wow, the only one in the old days was called Thanksgiving.
|5 days 2 hours 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.
|5 days 2 hours 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.
|5 days 3 hours 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.
|6 days 1 hour ago||Only problem?||
Yeah, that and the fact he cheated and lied about it to cover his ass.
|1 week 4 days 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.
|1 week 4 days 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.
|1 week 5 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?
|1 week 5 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.
|1 week 6 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.
|1 week 6 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 6 hours 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 23 hours 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.
|2 weeks 4 days 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.
|2 weeks 5 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.
|2 weeks 5 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.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Sid Finch||
He switched sports.
|3 weeks 5 hours ago||To hell with Notre Dame||
if ever they were joining teh Big Ten, they would already have done so.
|3 weeks 22 hours 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.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||It will be really interesting||
these next few years to watch all these highly touted OL and see who turns into a star, who is a passable starter, and who is not a contributor. In a few years, we should be looking at a veteran OL every year, with guys not playing until they are juniors unless they are superstars in the making. That almost guarantees an adequate offense year in and year out even if the skill guys are not stars.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||well, it's about time||
had to scroll through an awful lot of stuff to get to this sentiment, which I echo, and which I knew had to be in here somewhere.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Speaking of Tim, Sr.||
I will miss that bizarre, misshapen hat he often wore.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||he cites "sources"||
If you claim the man is a liar, well, maybe he is. But he claims to have been told by people.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Andy||
was a hell of a player, but not nearly as fast as Ross.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||what gets me about these leaks||
is that they have to come from someone close to the kid, someone he talked with and confided in when trying to arrive at a decision. I fault those people for leaking the stories and taking away from the kid's ability to have his own announcement. Reporters are just doing their jobs trying to get the information first.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Saying stupid things||
I don't know what Gee says to recruits, but he often says stupid things in front of a microphone. If he wants to recruit kids, go for it. Personally, I think it is somewhat demeaning of the academic integrity of a university to have a president concern himself with who decides to play football at the school as opposed to, say, how to enhance the medical or law school, or improve the science facilities, or recruit more distinguished scholars.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Devin||
Just looks so relaxed back there and throws the ball so far so easily. I don't know why the leap in performance since last spring, but he looks to me as if he will be the top QB in the Big Ten by the end of the year. And I am really llooking forward to seeing what an early-enrollee Drake Harris and Devin can do in 2014.