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Yinka Double Dare
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|10 hours 17 min ago||I think Miller being||
I think Miller being recruited under the zone-heavy Rodriguez staff also makes him a more plausible candidate this year than last year, with an OC that heavily uses inside zone now running the offensive show as opposed to last year's poo poo platter (yes, misspelling intentional) of an offense.
|1 day 18 hours ago||We all need to remember that||
We all need to remember that those bulletproof recruiting classes, when he's had a full cycle to recruit, are only juniors and reshirt sophomores at the oldest this season. Even if you have decided Hoke isn't the long term answer, he hasn't been so obviously bad as to warrant getting rid of him before he's had a full opportunity to show what he can do with a full team of his recruiting classes (as opposed to, say, a Tyrone Willingham). We need to see what these offensive lines look like as upperclassmen. The defense sure looks like it's going to be there this year, now full of Hoke's guys. I feel like the offense could follow suit and be good enough to get back to a 10 or 11 win (or more) type season in 2015, but we can't be running for Ann Arbor Torch & Pitchfork this year. Hopefully people have finally learned that lesson.
|4 days 16 hours ago||Zero (game suspension)||
Zero (game suspension) Tolerance
|5 days 12 hours ago||This is Bob Barker reminding||
This is Bob Barker reminding you to help control the douche population, have your Notre Dame grad hermeneutered?
|5 days 17 hours ago||It probably has. Rafael||
It probably has. Rafael Palmeiro won a gold glove when he played about 20 games in the field and spent most of the season at DH, and that was voting done AFTER the season.
With two or three returning starters who were actually quite good potentially being beaten out for their jobs, you have to think the back 7 is going to be pretty damn good this year.
|5 days 18 hours ago||Of course Rosenberg likes||
Of course Rosenberg likes him, he's a "Michigan Man" who talks in cliches about toughness and smashmouth football, and he's not RichRod.
|6 days 18 hours ago||Barrett had the redshirt year||
Barrett had the redshirt year to study the playbook but with the injury he might have only slightly more reps than a true freshman. They're probably going to lose a couple of games as a result. Even in a Meyer offense there's still decisionmaking that you can't reproduce in film study.
Of course, by the last game of the season he'll have had plenty of reps (barring injury) or he'll have been bad enough that they've already made a switch.
|1 week 15 hours ago||Nope, there's a fund each||
Nope, there's a fund each school has (I forget what it's called) and they are allowed to use it on things like that. A&M used it to help convince a guy who might have left for the draft to stick around another year by covering a fat insurance policy on him.
|1 week 4 days ago||Apparently she saw Michigan's||
Apparently she saw Michigan's dong forest and got the wrong idea on how to train.
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||As a Chicago resident I'll||
As a Chicago resident I'll enjoy going to the game, but to do this after season ticket renewals is pretty terrible form.
And with any luck the weather will be better than last year's February 7, when it was a balmy 4 degrees for the high and wind chills well below zero.
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||Hey now, Brian||
It's only 240 miles from Yost.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Lots of screens with guys||
Lots of screens with guys like Norfleet, Hayes and Canteen around doesn't bother me all that much, now that we have an offensive coordinator who will actually run the screen plays that make sense for that type of guy. 3-wides with the slot and Darboh or Chesson to one side as the blocking WR for a bubble, for example, seems like it would work pretty well.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I will say this: Soldier||
I will say this: Soldier Field will be a much better place to watch an outdoor hockey game than Michigan Stadium or Spartan Stadium based on how the seating was built.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||The new fight song for that night:|
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I'm just glad this wasn't||
I'm just glad this wasn't asking creepy rapey fashion photographer Terry Richardson about our defense.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||It's actually based on your||
It's actually based on your internet provider having a deal with them. My internet isn't cool enough so despite having DirecTV, I do not get ESPN3.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Even if he's "just a shooter"||
Even if he's "just a shooter" and is a guy off the bench, that's a guy worth having around. And he's tall. And he's already played a year in a Beilein-influenced offense under one of Beilein's old assistants. And he'll have a year in a S&C program that has produced some pretty good results so far before he gets on the court.
I'm not seeing a ton of downside here. I mean, people freaked out over using a scholarship on Spike at the time and he's been a contributor to the team the last two years. Plus, unless this kid completely blows up (a good problem to have) we're going to have a 6'8"+ 3-bomber when he's 23, 24 years old because he took a prep year and is now redshirting due to the transfer.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||2001, first year of law||
2001, first year of law school, against Miami (Not That Miami).
It was Ben Roethlisberger's first college start, actually. You could see he was legit talent already, Michigan's D was all over him but he stood in pretty well, made some bad mistakes as freshmen are wont to do, but the arm and talent were obvious. There were a few "wait, this guy is a freshman at Miami?" type plays. And as he does in the NFL, he was taking an absolute beating out there and kept getting up.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I guess Kaminski wasn't||
I guess Kaminski wasn't "taking care of his business" since that was mentioned (along with academics) the other two times he was suspended.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Obviously Dombrowski was||
Obviously Dombrowski was joking around, but I not sure the entire A's farm system would be enough for the White Sox to trade Sale given his performance and contract.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Probably heresy to say it,||
Probably heresy to say it, but Verlander would make a nice setup/closer in the playoffs. Just let him rear back and fire for an inning or two. If he doesn't put it back together as a starter it might be a reasonable option.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Austin Jackson appears to be||
Austin Jackson appears to be part of the deal...
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Good thing they didn't try to||
Good thing they didn't try to acquire any bullpen help because apparently just putting on the Tigers uniform causes bullpen arms to burninate games
|3 weeks 5 days ago||that's another fake account||
that's another fake account
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Have to assume Castellanos||
Have to assume Castellanos and Smyly would be gone in a Price trade since the Tigers minor league system has pretty much nothing left in it, at least as far as anything good anywhere near the majors. Maybe Iglesias too.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I believe last year's team||
I believe last year's team stunk because of Lewan about as much as I believe the Red Sox stunk this year because of AJ Pierzynski.
Which is to say, I don't believe it at all. Chemistry doesn't call plays, it doesn't cause guys to just completely fail at blocking, etc. There is chemistry involved in a good offensive line but it comes from playing together a lot and knowing what the other guys are going to do, not "man, that guy next to me is a dick, why don't I not block this guy and get my QB splattered"
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Cespedes is only signed||
Cespedes is only signed through next year and his reputation outstrips his production. They have so many platoon toys now, they're going to be a real pain in the ass. Start a righty and they send in their righty mashers. Start a lefty and you see the bulk of the lineup turn over. Even more so in the playoffs, when you can easily drop a pitcher or two from the roster given the days off that are involved and add some other specialists to the bench.
Lester/Spellcheck/Kazmir/Gray is a pretty solid playoff rotation.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||And if not their actual||
And if not their actual penis, then at least in their soul penis
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I might not be able to get to||
I might not be able to get to the powerpoint presentation due to work but post-powerpoint beers might be doable.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||DJ Gallo: The Ray Rice lesson||
DJ Gallo: The Ray Rice lesson is clear: If you're caught smoking weed, quickly tape the joint to a woman's face and punch it.