further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
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|20 weeks 1 day ago||Commence Flame War||
But as a by-and-large traditionalist, I have to admit I really, really did like the solid blues against Penn State. I thought futzing with the helmet to any degree (matte finish, chrome finish (?), schizophrenic decisions on what color yellow we're using) and whatever we're barfing onto the white jerseys is shameless overkill, but I do think there's something to be said about going monochrome during a night game.
Related: I'm also an Eagles fan who would love to see them bring back the kelly greens, and I thought the solid black look against the Giants this past Sunday night was terrific. I think there's something to be gained from the monochrome look if we do it once a year for UTL.
The striped numbers were hideous, I'll just put that out there.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Occam's Razor||
Both Hoke and Mattison are at their core DL guys. They know the position inside and out. They don't have that level of nuance and insight for LB / DB position groups. I'm not going to pretend I know the intricacies of the 4-3 over or 4-3 under but on a generally-applicable high level, familiarity can only do so much for a player when and if there are fundamental flaws in what he's doing that aren't being corrected by the coaches.
No, I don't have a particular player in mind, and no, I don't know if people are making the same mistake repeatedly on defense. This is just a commentary on Management 101. If Hoke and Mattison don't have the level of insight for the rest of the defense that they do for the D-line, then we're in some sense doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past. That we shuffled all of the defensive position coaches in the offseason probably doesn't add much to continuity either.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||solid fit for both||
Considering the Eagles' secondary woes, I think Kovacs could end up contributing somewhat. Anyone who can anchor the two best defenses that Michigan has had in recent memory, I'm certain brings something valuable to the table.
Anyone would be better than Cary Williams at this point, good lord.
|47 weeks 1 day ago||subdued panic||
I can't be the only person sitting at my desk quietly FREAKING OUT about the fact that we keep missing on 2015 commits right? Considering how much turnover we're going to have after this year we need all the help we can get.
If I'm completely off base, I would love for someone to slap me and tell me to get my sht together.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||please||
He took an experienced group of players, implemented a fairly new/different scheme, and there wasn't a considerable drop-off in production from RR 2010. Coupled with Mattison's improvements to the D, we won a Sugar Bowl.
We've been getting younger each and every year and maybe his stubbornness was his undoing but we actually won a BCS game thanks in no small part to Borges being able to adapt to Denard. We have exactly two BCS wins.
Here's to hoping for the future.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||minor details||
Just out of curiosity, no one sees the problem in hiring someone who has never been a coordinator or called plays (e.g., assistants from other "pro-style" schools), when our own head coach doesn't call plays or even wear a headset? No one sees this as problematic?
|1 year 10 weeks ago||dammit||
i'm at work and now i need to go home and change pants. but well done. this should probably win troll of the week.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||don't forget||
"Stephen M. Ross Michigan Stadium Presented by Kraft Foods, in Association with Buffalo Wild Wings, Domino's, and the Good Folks who Provide the Bernstein Advantage."
|1 year 12 weeks ago||oh my goodness||
the nightmare scenario would be gawdawful. and to think I was half considering going to South America next year hahaha
|1 year 13 weeks ago||bball||
if you pick ruining Ohio's season (maybe extrapolating it to their overall winning streak) over Michigan winning a national title of its own, it doesn't change the fact that you are picking spiting someone else over your own alma mater's triumph, a triumph we have accomplished exactly one time in history.
So congratulations, if you'd rather #BEATOHIO than win a national title, you're a Spartan in Wolverine clothing. Go burn a couch.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||maybe||
maybe, just maybe, Hoke is actually not a "good" football coach, and maybe he knows nothing about offensive playcalling... so he washes his hands of it every week. he was a defensive lineman in college and that's been his calling ever since. motivation and keeping The Team The Team The Team together is one thing, but knowing how to win games by scoring points is quite another.
i'm not saying, i'm just saying.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||yeah but||
Does Ole MIss's "Best Practices" not address screaming obscenities during fellow classmates' performances?
|1 year 25 weeks ago||obligatory||
I know he was just given #21, and rightfully so, but can we have a serious discussion as to whether he should or should not be in consideration for the #1 jersey? and why? i don't see what more a guy has to do to be considered for it, in two games, one of which against a very respectable defense, he has put up startling numbers and looks like something out of a video game.
unless they're effectively retiring it until they trot it out for george campbell in two years, i think it's become a grail quest at this point.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||cautious optimism...||
I have to believe that we're still "one year away"; the football program is already rolling, and really it got off to an incredible start with the Sugar Bowl win, but with the cupboard mostly empty post-RR and the amount of incredibly talented (albeit young) depth, I think the real dividends will start to be paid next year. Of course, I've been wrong before.
I'm predicting 9 or 10 wins, just because of the sheer amount of questions on defense. But here's to unmitigated hope and irrational confidence!!!!
|1 year 27 weeks ago||preach||
i'd be willing to bet that half the people lamenting how these young'ns aren't going to games anymore would be guilty of much of the same were they on campus now.
It's a different era (full disclosure, I graduated in 2011). We play the defending national champion in Dallas (read: NOWHERE NEAR CAMPUS), serve [poop] on a plate with games against middling MAC and/or FCS schools, and students are supposed to be happy with the fact that they get to pay $25 a pop for that (and that's before the $4 water bottles and other exorbitant concessions)? How many of you would shell out $200+ for season tickets when the home slate consists of App State, Miami (NTM), Utah, Minnesota, Penn State, Indiana and Maryland? How many of you paid $200 total for FOUR seasons of football?
|1 year 31 weeks ago||you know...||
i mean, it is still a "kneeling pad". Keep a few near the bathroom at Rick's, I'm sure people will come up with a decent use for them.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||so...||
are we betting it's on or off? The Googles isn't helping me clarify whatsoever
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Party last night||
So after the draft, Trey's marketing team and my friend's dad's company put on a private event in NYC for Trey's family and friends, and I and a bunch of friends got invites also. Bleacher Report showed up to make a video of Trey walking in and celebrating, the whole thing was really well put together, and it was an amazing time. He seemed pretty overwhelmed and exhausted by the time he showed up (about 1:30 am eastern time) but he was smiling and laughing the entire time.
Can't say enough about him and what he's done for our program, and I can only wish him the best of luck going forward. Considering Utah was an above-.500 team last year and just missed the playoffs, mostly because they were lacking a solid option at PG, I think it's a great situation for him.
And, naturally, being a Knicks fan, I was bouncing off the walls when we drafted THJ.
Forever Go Blue!
|1 year 36 weeks ago||solid||
can't think of a better description for him... and i'm probably gonna have to buy his jersey now.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||terrific!||
as an Eagles fan this is amazing. Somewhat surprising he's never been to a Michigan game before, but I'm betting his dad was feeding him the Kool-Aid from birth
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Summer vacation? You||
Summer vacation? You youngsters and your colloquialisms. Haven't heard that phrase since Rich Rodriguez was strolling the sidelines and weird stuffed animals were rubbing their junk on our linebackers!
The best I get is a weekend here or there to leave NYC and get out to the Hamptons. That's about it.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||such a shame||
he played the hell out of Tony Soprano... arguably the best, and certainly most recognizable, tv character of his generation. i don't know too many people who didn't watch the show. he was great in just about everything he took on. taken way, way too young.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||I dunno||
I don't see us landing an RB this class, and I think if we manage to pull Hand and McDowell (or God willing both) and Westphal that might round out the class. It's a relatively weak year for running backs and we have a ton of depth, even after Fitz graduates, and the 2015 RB class is looking much stronger.
We might be able to land Winovich too, which would certainly be welcome, but considering the numbers crunch for this class I think once we get to 14 or 15 they might pump the brakes a bit.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Props to Keyshawn||
Apparently his daughter was in the car with him, so he drove her home and then went Casa Bieber to chew him out.
Full story from Yahoo here, this is now the third time I've read it and it gets better with each read.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||but his rap career...||
This would be a great time to still have Jack Kennedy on campus.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||nice||
MO RECEIVERS MO WAYS (to score)
|1 year 48 weeks ago||statistics, people||
You can't draw any conclusions about "bandwagoners" or how "many" fans each remaining school has... look at the metrics. It's merely how many Facebook Likes a given school has in a particular county.
If one 10th grader in the middle of East Nowheresville, Montana, is the only person in a county of 2,000 people who happened to Like (capitalized) Michigan, and no one in that county Likes Syracuse, Wichita State, or Louvull, then by Facebook's metrics that county is rooting for Michigan . When you put it in context, it's not that surprising, considering that Michigan is easily the most famous school (on a national level) of the remaining four. You can extrapolate that idea across the rest of the nation, particularly in states where Michigan has sizable alumni communities (like California, NYC, and Philadelphia); also, considering the scope and breadth of the NCAA tournament, you have to figure that on a regional level, most of the counties that are technically "rooting" for Michigan were probably pulling for a more local team that has since been eliminated... which would explain California, since UCLA and Cal are both out; Florida, because of Miami and UF (the three people rooting for FGCU before they beat Georgetown are PROBABLY insignificant); Arizona; and so on.
Still, it's comforting to know that people Like us?
|1 year 48 weeks ago||also my first Final Four!||
FWIW, I wouldn't risk scalping in Atlanta/around the stadium. My current roommate and long-time friend is an Emory grad and said that throughout college, he and several of his friends would try to scalp tickets to any number of events (concerts, SEC Championships, Falcons games, Hawks games, etc.) and he ballparked it around 75% of the time the tickets were photocopied or just outright fake, and most people ended up getting swindled.
That being said, the ball's been rolling for us, so maybe let it ride? I got my tickets on Razor Gator, pretty high up but about market price all things considered. And we're road tripping from NYC.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||silver linings?||
all things considered, I think it says a lot that the rest of the team stepped up when Trey was shooting worse than awful from the floor. The entire first half, McGary looked like he was born to play in the tournament, and Tim shot the lights out
|2 years 6 days ago||scotch||
Johnnie Walker with a single ice cube. It's not helping