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|3 days 18 hours ago||Harbaugh is a winner||
He doesn't cheat. Nothing else matters. (He also seems to be a marketing genius, but comes upon it naturally.) As far as what other fanbases think of him, fuck 'em. Don't care. They will hate him even more as the team gets a few years in his system and becomes dominant. I look forward to those days.
|4 days 16 hours ago||What's up with Andrew David?||
Seemed odd to use a scholarship on a kicker a year after using one on another. David was supposed to have a strong leg and be a top kicker too. Anyone know what's up with him? The coaching staff can't be very high on him right now or they wouldn't have used another scholarship on a K.
|4 days 18 hours ago||Don't forget Onwenu||
He was quoted as saying he might play some DL. Depending on how the two lines shake out over the next couple years, he could be in line behind Glasgow and Mone for NT.
|4 days 20 hours ago||Right||
We got a great class. So did Ohio State. With continued good recruiting, good coaching and good schemes, this means we can anticipate that games with them in the future will get back to what they always used to be--tight, close affairs, where great plays or players or performances make the difference. But let's not kid ourselves that we have achieved huge recruiting advantages over them with this class. They did well too.
|5 days 14 hours ago||Alaric||
Surprised we backed off of him. Three OL in the class, one of whom says he may play some DL? Looks as if we will be going hard at a lot of OL next year. Hamilton had every right to change his mind, but his decommitment late in the game really put us in a tough spot in terms of adding a good OL.
|6 days 13 hours ago||Not so!||
Grayshirts, always an option. Ask Saban.
|6 days 13 hours ago||Yeah!||
And his drivel too!
|1 week 4 days ago||You have to hand it to Harbaugh||
I don't know if he comes up with these ideas on his own, or people around him feed him these things, but there is always something new going on, always something that makes the media and people generally sit up and take notice of Michigan. Amazing.
|1 week 4 days ago||He may be a good player||
but I don't regret losing someone like Elliott. If he has this much trouble with commitments, you have to wonder how committed he will be to the program he ultimately signs with. You don't need people who are lukewarm or always wondering if somewhere else may be better; you need people sold on your program and dedicated to making it work.
|1 week 4 days ago||Not so!||
You may be down in the count, but you're still alive.
|1 week 4 days ago||Better to improve the roster||
Better to improve the roster, even if it increases imbalance, than to strive for balance by doing all you can to keep people around who are not contributing or have issues that they won't clean up. This will be a three year process, I would think, before Harbaugh has the talent level where he needs it and the turnover slows and class sizes become more consistent.
|1 week 6 days ago||"That fat Clemenza"||
He was the one who took care of Carlo Rizzi. No one saw them finish Sallie off.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I think the favor is a different one||
If he did get complacent and slack off, refuse to work out for the coaches at a camp, maybe he learns an important life lesson about trying hard and running through the finish line. That will be worth a lot more than a chance to play at NW. 18 is too young to turn lazy already.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Well, there was another confusing thing||
He said Journalism 101 teaches you to tell both sides of any story. If that is true, the course must now be an elective, because the media are rife with stories telling only one side of a dispute.
That aside, excellent article, thanks for posting it.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Your last point is an especially good one||
And it makes me think that, yes, someone probably did make things fairly clear to Swenson awhile back, and he just was not inclined to hear whatever they were saying. It's unfortunate, but it wouldn't be the first time people in a relationship did not understand what they were saying to each other or hearing from each other.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Fascinating||
This has been one of the most fascinating recruiting seasons ever for Michigan. Back dating recruits, tryouts for fifth years, grad transfers, decommitments, transfers for more PT, and a whole spate of highly rated guys still in the mix late in the game. Seem to be a lot more moving parts than normal this year. I am really curious to see how it all shakes out on February 3, or whenever NSD is--and in the months afterwards, if we are over the 85 scholarship limit and we need attrition.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I sure hope||
this doesn't mean Al Gore has to give the money back.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Exactly||
Why would he go to the pros? 25% of the NFL coaches were fired this year. He makes a ton of money in Alabama He gets his pick of the crop for players (no draft like the NFL), and I think they even built a statue of him already. He doesn't have an irascible owner to deal with. He will go down in Alabama history with the Bear. What is the upside in leaving--other than getting out of Alabama, and he has obviously made peace with being there.
|4 weeks 14 hours ago||Johnny Yuma||
was a rebel. UMiss need to ring up the heirs or estate of Nick Adams and see if someone will license his likeness as the new mascot.
|4 weeks 20 hours ago||Hysterical||
the one about the kids' party is one of the funniest things I have read in weeks. How did you find this thing?
[Oops. This was a reply to No. 3. The link posted there is well worth a look.]
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah, outlandish||
But I agree with you. His comments late in the year seem to suggest he finally gets what he has to do to play, and that he is determined to do so. If focused, with his size and speed, I think it can happen.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Just looking at Ohio State's diagram||
makes me smile, as it reminds me of how Urban Meyer, with all that talent, just flat out blew the chance to defend his NC with his pathetic game plan and play calling against an obviously inferior MSU team playing without its starting QB.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Past performance||
is no guarantee of future results. Harbaugh seems to have turned the Hoke model around. With Hoke (and even Carr, IIRC), we seemed to get a lot of highly ranked kids early, then miss on the later ones. Seems as if Harbaugh started slow this year, and is nailing the later kids so far at least. My money is on him to close the deal with at least three more of the highly ranked kids we are after, including Gary.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Baby on board?||
Remember those yellow diamonds from the 80's,IIRC? The point was what? Hey, guy, I know you normally drive recklessly and randomly hit cars and other things on the street, but, damnit, there is a little baby in this car, so don't hit it? If it's little kids or bigger kids or adults, hell, go for it, no one cares about their safety. Those drove me nuts.
|8 weeks 17 hours ago||Ian Bunting||
You have him listed as a junior; I am pretty sure he will only be a sophomore.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||He was being respectful!||
Sounds as if he made a offer to contract, supported by proposed consideration, and was waiting for an acceptance or a counter-offer. Perfectly polite business transaction.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Trades autographed memorabilia?||
Would that be an NCAA violation?
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Lavert||
Interesting, because I would have thought Jackson and Zordich were far more critical to a DB prospect. You know Harbaugh is going to play a press corners defense, so the DC change won't affect that. Moreover, Lavert has to have insider knowledge from Delano. "Flustered" seems like it might be an exaggeration to me.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Hoke||
He may be available, plus we probably have a right to offset his salary against his payout, so he'd be working for free.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Just a guess||
But I suspect Harbaugh had someone specific in mind, has talked to him and gotten his agreement to join Michigan, but he is not in a position to switch jobs just yet. If Harbaugh wanted Scott, he would have grabbed him already.