Nature vs. Nurture: How Much Did Our Draft Class Benefit From Harbaugh's Development?

Nature vs. Nurture: How Much Did Our Draft Class Benefit From Harbaugh's Development?

Submitted by stephenrjking on April 29th, 2017 at 8:39 PM

Michigan saw 11 players get drafted, a terrific testament to the players and to the program. An exciting day.

Of interest: All of these guys were recruited by Brady Hoke. They've had two years of Jim Harbaugh coaching, but they were Hoke recruits and had Hoke coaching early in their careers.

So I would like to (baselessly) speculate: How much of the success of this class can be attributed to Hoke for bringing the guys in, and how much can be attributed to Harbaugh's staff? Keep in mind that three guys from the D-Line got picked, and they had Greg Mattison in one way or another for their entire tenure. 

How many of these guys are drafted if they finish their careers in the Hoke regime?

 

Saban complains about new camp rules

Saban complains about new camp rules

Submitted by Rickett88 on March 22nd, 2017 at 12:12 PM

Will the hypocrisy ever end? Link

Artilce on ESPN that begins with Saban complaining to some reporter about being labeled a "ball control" offense, but ends with this money quote.

During his rant, Saban seemed quite displeased with new NCAA rules about high school camps.

 

"And we pass some rule that everybody has to live with, or some law, where the consequences mess up a lot of other things. We do it all the time. We're doing it right now. The NCAA is doing it. We're going to change the way we have summer camps. We can't have high school coaches working summer camps. I mean, it's the most ridiculous thing that I've ever seen. It is what it is and whatever they do, they do.

 

"So we say we don't want third-parties dealing with players. So we're not going to let the high school coach bring a guy to camp, but some third-party guy can bring him to camp now. Makes no sense at all. But all the people who have common sense, they don't say anything about it. But the people who scream the loudest will get the thing changed and it'll mess everything up. That's the way it goes. The way it goes in the world, politics, just the way it goes.".

How does that saying go... You made your bed, now you have to lay in it.

A couple of video clips from Coach Jim Harbaugh's in-home visit with James Hudson

A couple of video clips from Coach Jim Harbaugh's in-home visit with James Hudson

Submitted by Victor Hale II on February 2nd, 2017 at 5:15 AM
Apologies for my lack of embed ability. Not sure if I can even do so from iPhone. If anyone can embed for me, a windfall of MGoPoints will surely result. https://mobile.twitter.com/JordanStrack/status/826964717725949953?ref_s… https://mobile.twitter.com/JordanStrack/status/826964975558201344

Henson: Harbaugh engineered Fisch and Wheatley departures

Henson: Harbaugh engineered Fisch and Wheatley departures

Submitted by Glennsta on January 18th, 2017 at 1:12 PM

Henson often has good stuff and seems to be pretty well connected.  He claims to have 2 sources on this story.  In summary, Harbaugh had no problem with the departures and probably pushed them at least a bit.

http://gridironnow.com/jim-harbaugh-michigan-staff-shakeup/

OT: Holiday Dinner Turkey Preparation - Where to find secret ingredient?

OT: Holiday Dinner Turkey Preparation - Where to find secret ingredient?

Submitted by vertiGoBlue on December 23rd, 2016 at 1:27 PM

So, I've been doing a brined roast turkey using Alton Brown's Good Eats Roast Turkey recipe for several years (Thanksgiving and Christmas), and it's always turned out great. This year, I thought  I'd take a risk by adding a slight twist. Specifically, I'm thinking of adding 1 teaspoon of jive into the brine. I've looked at various local markets (Whole Foods, Wegmans, Kroger, Fresh Market, Harris Teter) and I've not been able to find any (at least, not in food grade form).

Any ideas as to where I can get some of this by tomorrow?

Hackett Article In Detroit News (Harbaugh, Refs, and The Game)

Hackett Article In Detroit News (Harbaugh, Refs, and The Game)

Submitted by Everyone Murders on December 22nd, 2016 at 7:47 AM

Angelique Chengelis has a nice piece on Hackett's relationship with Harbaugh.  It's mostly (high quality and well-written) fluff, but two quotes jump out regarding the reffing at The Game:

“I was so proud of him before the game, and I was even more proud of him after the game,” Hackett said. “I felt he was the kind of man I know him to be. He speaks his mind. I went back and watched the whole interview after the game, and if you watch the whole interview, the stream of when he speaks about being bitterly disappointed is in the flow of questions about how do you feel. This is a man who can’t lie.

He continues to say

“No threat of a fine or a detention where they’re treating an adult with a technique like they would treat him in high school. If he had been disrespectful or vile that’s different, but he was speaking his mind about how he felt. During the heat of the game, can you imagine the comment he got from an official? He competes authentically like no one I’ve ever been around. It just reinforces why we’re lucky to have him because of his authenticity and being a step ahead in the art of being a coach. We have fully realized the value that was promised.”

The complete article is here, and well worth your time: 

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/201…