April 22nd, 2018 at 4:39 PM ^

Partridge is a genuine guy but dear Lord, one needs to hook up an amplifier to hear some of these pressers/interviews (been an ongoing issue for years).

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April 22nd, 2018 at 5:53 PM ^

You under estimate the budget for newspapers/blogs, technical knowhow of reporters, and desire for reporters. I worked with this exact kind of thing for a long time. Yes it’s cheap’ish to fix but not as easy as it seems.

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April 23rd, 2018 at 12:36 PM ^

A coach isn’t going to let you put a lav on him in that situation. The way those situations work is that reporters stand around for 30min waiting for a coach to show up. He shows up, and everyone simultaneously crowds around him and starts shouting questions at him.

They are affectionately known as a gang bang interview.

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April 23rd, 2018 at 12:38 PM ^

Yes, but then you’re relying on a typically old school journalist to be able to figure out how to attach a mic to their phone and have it work right.

And since at the end of the day quality really doesn’t matter page editors are fine with “just point your phone at him”

I mean, you have no idea how challenging it is to even get people to shoot video horizontally on their phone.


April 22nd, 2018 at 11:35 PM ^

This young man really likes his job here and is dedicated to learning all he can. Turned down an offer to go to a place that hands out championship rings like most teams do varsity letters. And he says it's due to his loyalty to Harbaugh- extremely rare today- his love for AA and his very real belief that Michigan can be participating and winning these championship contests in the future.  Hell, everyone on that side of the ball is learning from the best coordinator in cfb today - top three in any measurements - and this guy is soaking it up. 

Jim really pulled a coup when he grabbed him. Paramus was obviously doing more than pulling in the best talent in Jersey. This guy can coach. He proved it at the h.s. level, of course, and in addition to proving it at D1 level, he's recruiting with the best of them. So glad he's here and I think he's a Michigan lifer that is going to just keep adding to the program. 


April 23rd, 2018 at 11:22 AM ^

I'd love to see Partridge take over the DL in a few years when Mattison retires. That way he has coaching experience at every position and becomes Don Brown's heir a few years after that. Partridge is really well-liked amongst the players and highly respected amongst other coaches. Definitely got a gem with him. Can't wait to see what he can do with the safety corps. It was always around a B/B+/A- under Smith. Hopefully Partridge can bring it up to the A/A+ range like the CBs.