Aaron Wellman article in the Detroit News(plus Dinosaurs! [OT])

Submitted by M-Wolverine on March 16th, 2011 at 10:05 PM

Not sure the obsession with the media and Strength and Conditioning coaches, but there was an interesting article in today's paper on our new one I haven't seen posted yet. Let the hype begin.


Mattison's story is kind of funny.

And don't forget, again, for those missing the wolves, I have it on good authority that Wellman has pet Velociraptors....



March 16th, 2011 at 10:22 PM ^

But, I'm gonna be a nerd. Those dinosaurs are actually Deinonychus. They changed the name to Velociraptor because it sounded cooler. The real velociraptor is the size of a goose, where as the deinonychus could drop-kick your head off...


March 16th, 2011 at 10:36 PM ^

Velociraptor sounds WAY cooler.  And who the fuck could pronounce deinonychus anyways.  I think they changed the name cause in Jurassic Park the actors couldnt figure out how to pronounce deinonychus so they got a script-writer to invent a bad ass name.

Space Coyote

March 17th, 2011 at 2:04 AM ^

The name Jurassic isn't exactly accurate (though again, it sounds cooler), most are actually from the Cretaceous Period.  Both the Deinonychus and Velociraptor are from the Cretaceous Period (though from differnent times, the early and late Cretaceous respectively), as are the T-Rex and Triceratops (both late around the time of extinction).  In fact, only the brachiosaurus and the dilophosaurus are from the Jurassic Period.  It's unfortunate to note that the dilophosaurus also probably couldn't spit venom, thus leading to the demise of Newman.

The movie was still awesome though, and the sequal was good too.  The third one was absolutely terrible though.


March 17th, 2011 at 12:46 PM ^

He's a very good writer for the most part, but he's a one trick pony. He latches onto one or two scientific notes and crafts a horrensously scientifically innacurate novel around them.

Jurrasic Park - Trying to clone dinosaurs from ancient DNA and frog species changing sex spontaneously. "Hmm... lets combine these!"

Timeline - Quantum entanglement and the infinite universes theory and quantum computing.

Prey - Nano-robotics and artifical evolution.


March 16th, 2011 at 11:37 PM ^

Try to imagine yourself in the Cretaceous period. You get your first look at this six-foot turkey as you enter a clearing. He moves like a bird-- lightly, bobbing his head. And you keep still, because you think that maybe his visual acuity is based on movement, like T-Rex; he'll lose you if you don't move. But no, not Velociraptor.
<br>You stare at him and he just stares right back.
<br>And that's when the attack comes-- not from the front, but from the side, from the other two raptors you didn't even know were there. Because Velociraptor is a pack hunter, you see; he uses coordinated attack patterns, and he is out in force today. And he slashes at you with this: a six-inch retractable claw- like a razor- on the middle toe. He doesn't bother to bite your jugular like a lion, see. He slashes at you here, or here... or maybe across the belly, spilling your intestines. The point is, you are alive when they start to eat you. So, you know, try to show a little respect.


March 16th, 2011 at 10:59 PM ^

This guy is exactly the opposite of Barwis. He says he doesn't want interview because it's about the kids where Barwis said he didn't want it to be about him but he would continually interview and try to get his business out there.

Mr. Robot

March 16th, 2011 at 11:02 PM ^

I was at office hours with a football player today, and he was talking about how he thought the new guy was better than Bawris. He felt like he was only a bit tougher, but he thought the actual workouts were more effective.

After he was done, I asked him if things were going well witht he new staff, and he said things were awesome, followed immediately by "We're going to beat Ohio State this year". Now that's what I like to hear.

Player's name not discolsed because I am honestly not sure who he is. Didn't really know he was a football player until recently...


March 16th, 2011 at 11:31 PM ^

Can't the Detroit News get someone to proofread this stuff?  wtf?

And about those reports Hoke gets on a daily basis from Wellman?
"It has been since late since work has strength and conditioning work have begun"


March 17th, 2011 at 11:18 AM ^

I guess I was too jaded by the "Goosebumps" genre to take serial youth novels seriously (I read a bunch of Goosebumps, and they were terrible).  I was more into Redwall and LOTR as a kid, because those books didn't have the cooke-cutter, paint-by-numbers feeling that a lot of the other youth books floating around did in my pre-HS days.


March 17th, 2011 at 12:10 AM ^

I am very curious to hear the first interview from a player about the strength coach. Barwis' program seemed so difficult that it would be interested to see how it compares in their eyes.

Am I late to the party? A quote already out there perhaps?

Space Coyote

March 17th, 2011 at 10:15 AM ^

One can only imagine how many people see this title and think "eh, I'm not really that interested in that topic enough to read an article" and be completely missing out on the great dino discussion that has taken place.