March 24th, 2015 at 6:37 AM ^

I typically wait for these to appear on MGoVideo as the native player on MGoBlue seems to buffer and stall ad nauseam even if you're on a machine whose video processing capability could in no way be challenged by MGoBlue. You would think they could figure this out and do something different with their media. 

rob f

March 24th, 2015 at 10:50 AM ^

it's on FoxSportsDetroit six more times this week: today at 2:30, twice Wednesday, once Thursday, and twice Saturday.

The channel guide on DirecTV is a little misleading: it shows Inside Michigan Basketball rather than Inside Michigan Football for each listing this week.


March 23rd, 2015 at 11:30 PM ^

Looks like they spent a lot of time outside, cold be damned.  It was not all inside the warm and cozy confines of Glick fieldhouse.



March 24th, 2015 at 12:01 AM ^

Compared to prior year versions? Lots of evidence that the new regime is much more sophisticated about using media to advance the program. Does this video support that notion?


March 24th, 2015 at 8:38 AM ^

He has an incredible approach.  No wonder the guy's so successful.  I first started hearing him talk and I quickly thought, "Damn, this guy is good."

Harbaugh's results speak for themselves, but he's very Ft. Schembechler in interviews.  That's OK; I just can't glean much substance from them.  Baxter is Mattison-esque, except he might be even better than Mattison -- and I don't mean that as a knock on Mattison.

Harbaugh found one hell of a special teams coach.  I'm still a bit reserved on the coordinators, but Wheatley has impressed me and Jackson & Baxter are phenomenal.


March 24th, 2015 at 9:15 AM ^

Why reserved about Durkin and Drevno. Durkin is proven, and in full command of the D. Drevno is also proven both on the OL and at OC, but with JH manning the controls the OC part is less important. I love both coordinators, and they both are good interviews besides.


March 24th, 2015 at 10:14 AM ^

Just my nature as an engineer.  Fill any holes with skepticism.  It's not a knock on them.

In the cases of Durkin and Drevno, the parts of their careers where they had the most success were under HCs of the same mold -- Durkin under a defense-minded HC, Drevno under an offense-minded OC.  So it's difficult to assess to what extent they contributed to the success.  Brian conceded as much in his assistant coach MGoPodcast.  Here is where I try harder to get some sort of read on how they think by watching the pressers, but Drevno and Durkin are almost as Ft. Schembechler as Harbaugh.  Again, OK, it just means I don't have the info I want.

This isn't to say I have any WORRIES, per se.  But neither do I feel it's safe to have expectations.  If it doubt, assume that says more about me than them.


March 24th, 2015 at 10:55 PM ^

Fair enough. Drevno is equally proven to Baxter and Jackson as far as OL and given JH will be all over the O. Plus, Drevno's success came under our current HC. This is a good thing, and lends itself to expectations...I'm good with him. As for Durkin, I do find it a stretch to view his time under Muschamp as a negative or an ambiguity. He worked under Austin in 2010, and them Muschamp came over in 2011. I guess every situation can have question marks, but I just see those experiences as positive and he was the DC for a very productive defense on a bad team so he gets the credit. You're self aware to note that your filling "gaps" with doubt.

UofM Die Hard …

March 24th, 2015 at 11:37 AM ^

that just got me pretty jacked up.  Interesting to hear Mattisons take on the guys still pushing and working after spring ball.  I have always wondered what happens after spring ball with these guys to keep up the it all player orgaized?