Shea Patterson to UM Rumor

Shea Patterson to UM Rumor

Submitted by Expert In Bird Law on November 27th, 2017 at 4:37 PM

So I received some info I wanted to pass along to you guys, not sure that I believe it since it didn’t come from Counterstrike Guy but here goes...

I want to be sort of ambiguous with the source information because I'm not sure how these type of things work but this is basically a friend of a friend who is a family friend type of situation.

Anyway, this person is from and lives in Toledo (Shea Pattersons home town) said Shea is coming to Michigan, also he apparently was in AA yesterday.

Some reasons I am skeptical is that I trust Sam Webb and he said the opposite, also I would assume news about him being in town yesterday would get out. On top of that why would he transfer to sit out a year and have no guarantee at playing time.

Don’t kill the messenger but thought this was some interesting potential developments

Discuss: Tougher away games this year or next?

Discuss: Tougher away games this year or next?

Submitted by Morto on November 27th, 2017 at 2:52 PM

Next season, we play five road games and much has already been made of their difficulty. While I'll admit that Notre Dame is a tougher road game than Purdue, Indiana, or Maryland (and Northwestern and Rutgers are both arguably easier than those three), my question essentially boils down to this: Would you rather play on the road against Wisconsin at noon and Penn State at night, or Michigan State and Ohio State both during the day?

For myself, I look at Wisconsin as a tougher environment than MSU (given proximity to Michigan and stadium intensity) and a PSU night game as one of the toughest environments in college football, beating out a noon game in the Shoe. As a season ticket holder, I would obviously like to have the rivals separated out; but, as a Michigan football fan, I'm no more concerned about our away schedule next year than I was this year. What say you?

 

What about keeping coaching staff basically in place?

What about keeping coaching staff basically in place?

Submitted by jamesjosephharbaugh on November 27th, 2017 at 2:28 PM

TLDR; if 2018 is supposed to be "The Year," does it make sense to keep the coaches in place for the sake of consistency and not disrupting the progress?

Over the course of the season, there's been a lot of talk about how Harbaugh needs to make coaching changes on offense.  The comparison writeup of Harbs, Meyer, D'antonio, and Franklin showed S&P+ regression on offensive ranking.  Various comments of "too many cooks in the kitchen," and Harbaugh should give Drevno, Pep, or both a "firm handshake", maybe go after Jedd Fisch...et cetera, et cetera.

In general I've been in agreement.  But I wonder if keeping the staff in place might make sense for one more year to keep the progress going instead of introducing a new playbook and coaching style at this juncture.  If Peters earned the starting QB job with his performance against Rutgers, did Drevno earn the right to stay with the gameplan vs. OSU?

I also remember discussion that some of the OL struggles earlier were about being able to execute timing on plays where several things are required to happen in sequence.  This sounds like a big change in the playbook might be 2 steps back for us.

Is it too risky to make a big offensive change at this point?  Do we shoot ourselves in the foot by bringing in a new OC or PGC?

Caveat: I understand Pep or others may get hired by other teams, but that's not what I'm talking about.  That may happen, but if not, should Harbaugh keep his staff in place?

What are you interested to see in the bowl game?

What are you interested to see in the bowl game?

Submitted by taistreetsmyhero on November 27th, 2017 at 2:21 PM
Aside from the obvious (win the game), what are you interested to see from Michigan in the bowl game? Personally, I’m very curious what the offense looks like—assuming Peters is cleared to play and stays healthy enough to start. Does the game plan revert to the bare bones attack that Peters previously led, or does it stay wide open and see if Peters executes on similarly beautiful playcalls that O’Korn couldn’t? How does the passing game look if Pep Hamilton is indeed hired away? Who takes over what responsibilities if that happens? How does the OL look? Does Onwenu retake his starting job? JBB? Does Ruiz get any run at center? Can they sustain their promising rush AND pass blocking against another solid opponent? What are your thoughts/curiosities?

The Madness that made Chase Winovich

The Madness that made Chase Winovich

Submitted by PeteM on November 27th, 2017 at 12:27 PM

Chase's intensity has made him one of my favorite players all season.  This profile has a lot of detail (including him the doing the worm after a big play in practice and taking ballet to improve his balance and muscle rotation) that suggests  that he's basically the same off the field as he appears to be in games.   

https://www.michigandaily.com/section/football/chase-winovich-crazy-dif…

 

 

Joe Milton enrolling early.

Joe Milton enrolling early.

Submitted by JHumich on November 27th, 2017 at 12:03 PM

Joe Milton enrolling early. One wonders if this is related to Speight's announcement, opening up room already by January?

Peters, McCaffrey, and Milton have something in common that their predecessors did not: fully recruited QB's by Jim Harbaugh. 

I got the feeling this year that they did not want to play Peters at all, and felt their hand was forced--like, they wanted him not just to be ready, but to play at All-American level right out of the gate.

I think we'll be taking a huge step up at QB in 2018, and that it will probably be McCaffrey. I also think that we will see both of those things to be true already at the spring game.

Question re ND game next year

Question re ND game next year

Submitted by CLord on November 27th, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Couldn't find this via Google so hoping for some insider info if any, but why did we agree to play AT ND next year instead of having it be a home game after they pulled that notice stunt a few years ago to guarantee themselves the last home game when the series last ended?  You'd think we'd be on deck to have the first one at home upon restart of the series.  Tired of getting the short end of every scheduling stick, just looking for clarification.

Possible Pep Hamilton Replacements

Possible Pep Hamilton Replacements

Submitted by GoBlueDenver on November 27th, 2017 at 11:53 AM

Since I'll never be accused of being productive on the Monday after a 4-day weekend, I'll go ahead and start the discussion off with these possible Pep Hamilton replacements, if he goes:

  • Jedd Fisch
  • Tyrone Wheatley
  • None - Drevno & Harbaugh fill in, we hire a possible WR or RB coach