MGoCoordinator Presser Questions

Submitted by Mr. Yost on December 16th, 2013 at 11:04 PM

I have no idea if there is a presser tomorrow, I can only assume.

That said, this is me being sneaky/selfish and begging Heiko or another reporter/blogger who attends to REALLY dig in to get an update on the guys that are redshirting.

We haven't heard ANYTHING about them this year and I assume they're all practicing.

Who would be playing if they didn't want to burn the redshirt? (last year we heard about Drake Johnson). Who is showing promise? Most improved? ANYTHING.

We're all looking towards the future and it's going to be a loooong offseason if we don't have some speculation to go overboard with.

What questions/topics does everyone else have?


Mr. Yost

December 17th, 2013 at 11:29 AM ^

...I don't see how it would end any different. You're going to have the sarcastic people who think they're funny, the frustrated people who need to chill and the people who really would like to see a version of their question answered.

I've had at least 3 of my questions asked almost verbatim. Twice by Heiko and once by Chantel.

Coincidence? Maybe, or maybe they read the blog and say "hey...not a bad question, I'll reword it and do some digging on this topic."

Everyone complains about the questions that are asked...this gives people an opportunity to ask their own, and maybe, just maybe someone in the room will have read this and will agree that it is a good question.

Move along.

Marley Nowell

December 17th, 2013 at 12:42 AM ^

Did Heiko/Brian consistently pestering Borges about the bubble screen actually have an effect on him running the play? I'm not saying they are solely responsible but I wonder if it happens without their constant "encouragement."


December 17th, 2013 at 1:35 AM ^

Coach, Michigan finished the season averaging 33.8 pts/game.  That's the highest average scoring output Michigan has had since you and Hoke arrived.  It's a higher scoring average than any team Rich Rodriguez fielded at Michigan.  It's also a higher scoring average than any of Lloyd Carr's teams dating back to 2004.  You were the OC for Michigan's highest scoring season in a decade, since 2003, when Michigan averaged over 35 pts/game.

How the hell is that possible?  I mean, uh...What's the secret to your success? 


December 17th, 2013 at 2:17 AM ^

Good skill position players, bad offensive line. Hence, no consistency, but the ability to score.

Also, the B1G is bad. Defenses are tiny. Someone watch a 2003 film next to a 2013 film and tell me you can't see a marked decrease in the size of B1G defenders. The spread offense forces defenses to go smaller, and defenses are weaker for it.

Red is Blue

December 17th, 2013 at 8:09 AM ^

I don't know the numbers, but it felt like we had a pretty high variance this year.  Scored a lot of points in a few games the brought up the average, but also put very few points on the board in other games.  The average is probably also impacted by the seemingly large number of OT periods involved.


December 17th, 2013 at 9:18 AM ^

That's actually more intriguing than the average of 33.8 points. The standard deviation is 16.44 points, so the variance was considerable. Actually, normalizing the values, you find only 2 performances (CMU and Indiana) where we were above the mean by more than 1 standard deviation, as well as two (MSU and Nebraska) were we were more than 1 standard deviation below the mean. 


December 17th, 2013 at 6:35 AM ^

According to MGoBlue, the only scheduled items for this week were Hoke's presser, which was yesterday and is available here, the bowl practice report (here) and the upcoming episode of Inside Michigan Football. I could be wrong, but I believe that they are normally listed here if they are going to occur. 


December 17th, 2013 at 9:19 AM ^

I'd like to hear what effect they think the state of the B1G has in terms of the ability to recruit effectively out-of-state.

I know he'd say something about winning the B1G being more important than a NC (coughcough), but I think if the question was worded in terms of out of state recruiting (and losing out to recently higher profile conferences), it would be a little harder to dodge.

I really think Delaney gets WAAAAY too much of a pass for poor management of the B1G.

The revelation that Texas almost joined the PAC until DisnESPNy threw major bucks at them to keep Texas off of Fox's PAC broadcasts. And we get Rutgers and Maryland. Not that they're not welcome, but they sure felt like addition for addition's sake.