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|3 days 1 hour ago||Yeah, I don't know; I was||
Yeah, I don't know; I was kinda thinking the same thing. He must be trending up with recent MSU and UM offers.
|3 days 1 hour ago||Ehh, this will be a small||
Ehh, this will be a small class filled with mostly four stars. You can't really be too disappointed with that.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Yes||
There has been some positive chatter on Dwumfour (I think from the Christmas camp). If we move Gary inside, then we would have four bodies on the interior next year. In 2018, the year that most of us are putting our hope in, Hurst will be gone and possibly Hudson and Irving-Bey could take his place. Paea (spelling?) is also an option, but I've heard he is a much better guard prospect.
Either way, depth is definitely an issue for next year and talent could be an issue in 2018--though there is no way of knowing right now.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Yep||
If we miss on Filiaga, then this class will be a bit of a disappointment. Don't get me wrong, this class has a lot of talent (I think we have more four star recruits that any other team right now). If we don't land an elite OT, DT, or NT, however, it is hard to consider this class a great one. Great classes fill significant holes and needs on a team's roster.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Am I the only one who is||
Am I the only one who is extremely annoyed by the fact that Georgia has a 5 loss season and is rewarded with a top 3 class? I don't know what is going on down there. Whenever Michigan has a bad season, our recruiting class takes a hit. Georgia has a bad season and ends up with one of the best classes in the nation. I know the state of Georgia is loaded with talent, but still; I just don't get it.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||bad recruiting news||
I don't want to start a new thread, so I'll just say this hear. Solomon just received 3 CB's to Bama on 247, which indicates to me that the Bama insiders know something. Also, Steve Wiftlong, who is usually right, apparently recently stated that he believes Oklahoma leads for Filiaga at the moment.
That would be two huge misses at our two biggest positions of need, which obviously would really hurt. I'm not really sure if Tufele is a realistic option right now either; it seems like most people think we are running third for him.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Filiaga||
I think Filiaga might announce this week as well. I saw something on twitter about how his top four schools will find out where they placed this week.
|15 weeks 2 hours ago||It was actually a quote from the Bible||
The book of Isaiah....
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Right||
So they could potentially end up with 3 five star corners. Unbelievable.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Offers||
Dillon also has the best offer sheet by far out of all 3 commits. So it's not just your eyes. Kurt Taylor actually has better offers than Samuel (according to the lists displayed on 247), both in terms of quality and quantity, which is interesting.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Slaton||
Slaton could be a possibility at NT. Might be a long shot at this point, but we really need bodies on the Dline. The interior defensive line is the biggest remaining need in this class (I think we will finish very well on the Oline, so I'm not concerned with that position group anymore).
Unless we move Gary inside, right now we have 3 total players on the depth chart on the interior of the defensive line, and one of them is completely unproven. It would obviously be really nice to land an elite talent who can contribute right away.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Reply||
Yeah, I'm not really sure who deserves the first team all-American accolade the most. I'm not certain how their stats compare, but I watched a few PSU and Wisconsin games this year and both teams have starting tight ends who I feel were at least comparable to Jake Butt this year.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Jake Butt||
This might not be a popular opinion, but Butt did not have an elite season this year. Even Brian alluded to this on the front page the other day. He struggled with drops this year, especially in critical situations. He also is not great in the run game, but that has been an issue throughout his time at UM. I'm not saying he wasn't good; he just wasn't really dominate in any game this year.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Snowflakes||
I think this will be a very good class. It could have been a great class had Hamilton and Elliott not decommitted, but I am still happy with how it turned out.
Coming into this cycle, I thought cornerback and linebacker were the biggest position needs. I am very happy with the way both groups materialized. We obviously got two elite corners, but I am also very excited about the linebackers (a lot of high upside guys with really good athleticism and speed). Most of the linebackers are also from the deep south and boast really impressive offer sheets.
Next year OT, DT, and safety seem to be the biggest needs. I am hoping that Harbaugh is able to be proactive in mitigating some of the negative recruiting in next year's cycle. Hopefully he learns from some of his mistakes and makes a few adjustments to his recruiting tactics as well.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Snyder Tweet||
Mark Snyder posted the following on Twitter:
"Punter Blake O'Neill, who was reported to have a knee issue this week, just jogged on the field in full pads and looks fine."
But I'll take it that you are already aware of this. I was excited for a second.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Blake O'Neill||
Apparently he is dressed and looks perfectly fine as well.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Linebackers and Safeties||
Linebackers and safeties seemed to be the main culprits in this game.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Clock||
Hard for the clock to move when every play is either a first down or a touchdown....
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Michael Onwenu||
FWIW, a lot of people on 247sports think it's Onwenu.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Lavert Hill||
It sounds like it might be Lavert Hill flipping from his Penn State verbal. There is a lot of smoke on 247 about it. I know there are a lot of mixed feelings about Gregg Henson on this board, but he recently posted on his blog that Hill was flipping to UM as well. We'll see.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||No clue. If he is, I am||
No clue. If he is, I am sorry. I ran across this on the 247 board.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||One more question: Do you||
One more question: Do you know how long games typically stay up on BTN2GO? I am assuming they take the games down after a short period of time.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Thanks||
Thanks for the helpful info; I appreciate it.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Work||
I was working, and I am pleasantly surprised to hear that we put up a fight. I know, my expectations and standards are pretty low at this point....
|4 years 2 weeks ago||I'm not sure how one can be a||
I'm not sure how one can be a genuine fan of a team without getting emotionally involved in some way. If there is such a thing as emotionally-detached fandom, I don't really want anything to do with it. Sports are emotional. Athletes play with emotion and fans reciprocate that emotion. Also, following a team involves a sense of vicariousness, which I think is pretty natural. Fans identify with the teams that they follow. When our teams lose, we get upset or sad or whatever. I also think that the "bragging rights" thing that you mentioned is a part of being a sports fan as well. I couldn't really imagine sports without opposing fan bases. rivalries between fan bases is one of the things that makes following sports really fun.
Of course, you can have all of these things and still be "classy" at the same time. Based on my experience, Michigan fans do tend to be a little classier than opposing fans. They also tend to be more articulate, which I appreciate. At the end of the day, fans are human, and they will act like it from time to time.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||"being great on offense and||
"being great on offense and not turning the ball over" actually require skill, which this team obviously has. Rebounding, on the other hand, doesn't really require skill. It is basically something that any given team can do. Identify your man, put a body on him, and box him out. You don't have to be an athletic freak to do this, even though we have some athletic freaks on the team. You don't even have to be taller than the player you are defending. If you box your opponent out, even if he is taller than you, it will be difficult for him to get a rebound over you without fouling.
I don't expect this team to be "great" at rebounding, but I do think that it is reasonable to expect them to hold their own on the glass, which they have not been able to do against decent to good Big Ten teams. Because this is not really a matter of skill, there isn't much of an excuse for it. It would be unreasonable for me to expect an unskilled team to all of a sudden become skilled, but this is a totally different issue. This team has so much potential. It's simply frustrating to watch them lose games that they would win easily if only they could rebound--a thing that doesn't take much skill to do.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Not trying to be mean, but I||
Not trying to be mean, but I don't really understand your logic here. fixating on missed free-throws at the end of a game is also a "what if" scenario. My point is that if we are going to play the "what if" game, then our focus should be on the rebounding rather than missed free-throws since the rebounding issue has basically been a common denominator in all of our losses this year. On the other hand, poor free-throw shooting hasn't been a huge problem in our losses. Focusing solely on the things that take place at the very end of a game is a pretty impulsive thing to do. If you look at the big picture, rebounding is the main problem, and it is going to continue to be the main problem going forward. When opposing teams consistently get 2-3 shot attemps on one offensive possession and you only get one shot attempt on most of your possessions, you are going to have an incredibly difficult time winning. We do a lot of things well, but the rebounding issue basically negates all of it.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||I disagree with both of you guys||
It is easy to fixate on the things that take place at the very end of a game, but we simply would have never been in that situation had we rebounded better throughout the entire ballgame. Look at it this way: Had we kept up with Indiana on the boards, we probably would have won this game by 10-15 points. Those free throws at the end should have been meaningless potential points tagged on to a double digit victory. It's not poor free-throw shooting that's going to potentially kill us in the tournament, it's our inability to rebound the basketball with consistency. In my opinion, it's the primary thing that is preventing this team from being elite.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Well, not sure if this has||
Well, not sure if this has anything to do with it, but one team (Florida) actually knows how to box out and rebound, while the other team (Michigan) can't quite figure it out. If you can't rebound, you definitely do not deserve to be ranked in the top five of any rating system since the inability to rebound negates everything that a team does well. A team that can't rebound is susceptible to losing to any given team at any given time. Sorry for the negativity. I am proud of this team, but they simply do not deserve a top five ranking from anybody.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||A young Dirk Nowitski?||
I'll take one of those.