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|1 hour 6 min ago||Patience died when Kiffin offered||
a 7th grader. Uh oh, that might give Saban ideas.
The point is fair, although it's odd to see Ross with the "offered" tag for 2017 - maybe he is just that much better than the other LB options.
|1 hour 33 min ago||Anyone with insight on why Donovan||
Peoples-Jones lacks an offer? A 6'1 soph with good speed and UM legacy from a local school seems like a very good candidate.
2017 is an eternity, but Ross has an offer so clearly the coaches are willing.
|1 day 21 hours ago||Run the pistol with||
Both and Kerridge. Problem solved.
|2 days 3 hours ago||A train was running off the tracks in Siberia||
so he slipped out of the locker room, pulled on his cape and left to save the day.
Just be prepared for this to happen a few times per season as superheroes can't control when crises occur ...
|2 days 3 hours ago||I credited Nuss in the O||
Snowflake thread as he clearly controlled pace - but he deserves another round of praise. He used the talent well.
GMatt was aggressive. Hoke has assembled a talented and deep roster.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Nuss manages pace and||
simplifies the passing game much better than Borges. I like the repetition with the inside runs and WR screens.
|2 days 3 hours ago||20-play drive||
Sure it's a blowout, but App St shouldn't go 97 yards and run the ball on 2nd or 3rd stringers. Front 7 has work to do this week to clean up the running seams.
|2 days 4 hours ago||Kali's looks healthy||
Nuss working the run game. Just need to get the timing down.
|2 days 4 hours ago||Team looks big and||
physical. DBs and LBs look fast. Good start and a solid roster.
|2 days 19 hours ago||A RR offense just moved the ball||
easily down the field and then the kicker misses a very makeable FG?
Brings back dark memories ...
|2 days 22 hours ago||The best part:||
No Jabrill tonight. That's right, he is suiting up for a noon game in AA.
|2 days 23 hours ago||After watching this video,||
I am even more convinced the season largely depends on inside zone. Can Green and Smith churn and slash inside because the OL actually opens some gaps and accounts for everyone?
Oh, Fred will retire after this year.
|3 days 3 hours ago||Congrats to Darian and||
the UM staff. He will be a good fit with Mattison's style.
|4 days 23 hours ago||Chesson||
Funchess attracts a crowd with a zone and Jehu catches a drag underneath and then strides in the last 15 yards.
Maybe need 25-to-1 to bet Jehu though ....
|5 days 1 hour ago||Too bad for Ty and||
another example of the NCAA not ruling in the best interest of the student-athlete. His former coach is allowed to immediately take a new job 1200 miles from USC for income, but Ty cannot play at a school 1400 miles away to be in driving distance of his ill mother?
It's OK for the team, but not in Ty's best interest.
|1 week 2 hours ago||What about Butt clearly||
indicating pass? DG not tossing to a cheerleader in the face of a blitz with no safety valve? Borges not allowing the QBs to audible away from disaster?
All around ugly at times. Marvelous at times, but frequently ugly.
|1 week 2 hours ago||Why I will watch ...||
It's UM football and I'm a fan. Moving onto more meaningful tasks ...
|1 week 2 hours ago||Possibly, or it could be the||
"feelings" of a 17-year old who just received praise and attention from a bunch of powerful adults with both groups telling the kid about the perfect fit with their O or D.
|1 week 4 hours ago||You should try the||
Mgoblog approach of only half full or half empty. Hope, fear ...
|1 week 6 days ago||Not sure what another year in||
Urban's offense gains him as a QB. Maybe he returns as Carlos Hyde II to prove his RB stock.
|1 week 6 days ago||Doubt he'll return next year so||
expect him to rehab as much as possible and return maybe late in the season. He has 12 weeks to heal before The Game and still get a little rust off.
Wish him well ... until Frank chases him off the edge.
|2 weeks 23 hours ago||Don't see Countess at FS||
He doesn't have the range to play FS. Better to move Stribling to FS with his range, but GMatt seems intent in locking Wilson there to provide at least one sure spot.
Countess to NB is where is I see a fit. He is quick and smart enough to diagnose the under routes. Despite the picks and awards last year, he struggled in lockdown coverage. His hips, physicality and top end speed are behind Lewis and Peppers for a combative style of D.
Expect Lewis, Peppers and Stribling to evolve into a dominant trio of CBs in an aggressive D.
|2 weeks 23 hours ago||Countess at NB and||
spelling Lewis or Peppers at CB is very possible in this more aggressive D. Lewis is a better pocket cover CB and Peppers is substantially more physical & combative.
Countess is quite good in a safe, zone D. He settles in zones and anticipates well. The shift to aggression doesn't play to his strengths.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Probably agree - I bet||
Countess goes to NB. He really struggled in man and tight coverage last year. Maybe the knee, but it became worse as the season progressed.
JP is so physical and fast that it's hard to see him sitting any plays if the NB scheme isn't used. His competitiveness is also needed on the field every down.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Venric was a problem for UM||
in 2012 and really made the D look slow on many occasions. His absence will definitely change their outlook for the year and vs UM.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Yep, gone.||
Wouldn't surprise me if Hoke pulls the "1 yr redshirt with perfect behavior" but I expect him to dismiss York. Probably trying to find him a soft landing at some other program at semester while not letting him participate with the team. Let the legal process conclude and give him a 2nd chance elsewhere.
|3 weeks 3 hours ago||And the current coaches||
evaluated and recruited this mix of players - so the "talent level" is their responsibility as well as the development path.
Agree on the need for patience. Have to wait most of this season to decide if Funk can build a high quality line. Many UM fans will probably reach a conclusion after the first series vs App State ...
|3 weeks 20 hours ago||Seems like he could||
challenge Norfleet at slot - better size, almost as quick, maybe a little more ability to run thru tackles after the catch. Canteen is clearly ahead of both. RD is a very good all-around athlete so he should adjust quickly.
Good attitude and this move could be a very good fit. Hope it gets him on the field.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||We're starting to look like a||
team filled with big boys and fast dudes. Hopefully this team can generate big plays and move the ball on the ground.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Too bad Peppers lacks||
definition in his arms.
Holy cow, the dude is ready-built for D1 ball.