|07/01/2018 - 9:13pm||Is it committable?
Is it committable?
Asking for a friend.
|06/30/2018 - 8:08am||Good points about Jay…||
Good points about Jay Harbaugh.
I think both angles are correct; if his father isn't the HC at Michigan, he's very likely not coaching there, AND he's done a good job with his position groups and in recruiting.
|06/07/2018 - 11:18am||If you look hard enough in…||
If you look hard enough in any situation or scenario, you can find something to whine about.
You're doing a magnificent job of it.
Why do people think that being ignorantly contrarian somehow increases their standing and credibility?
|05/03/2018 - 2:33pm||Yes. That's exactly the||
Yes. That's exactly the point. Crosby was never a great player. Then Guentzel came along and Crosby learned how to play well with him. So Crosby became the best player on the planet only last season. /s
Approximately 25% of 3rd round picks in the NHL go on to play 100 career games. A third round NHL draft pick hardly equates to a third round NFL pick.
|05/03/2018 - 1:03pm||The video the NHL put out in||
The video the NHL put out in explaining this suspension was quite insightful. There were a couple things I hadn't noticed about the hit the first several times watching it.
Primarily, 1) Wilson was coming off the ice for a line change and clearly altered his course to go after a player, but moreso, 2) His natural progression would have been Wilson's right shoulder hitting Aston Reese's left shoulder with both player's heads out of the way. But by Wilson changing his course and delivering the hit with the left shoulder, he crossed the plane and brought the head into position to be the principle point of contact.
I thought he deserved 2-3 playoff games but figured it'd be only 1.
|05/03/2018 - 12:59pm||Seriously? Because Crosby||
Seriously? Because Crosby produced at even higher levels before Guentzel joined the club partway through last season.
On Mario Lemieux's wing at one point was Rob Brown, who scored 49 goals in a season. His next highest after leaving Pittsburgh was 16. Notice how no one argues that Rob Brown be given credit for Lemieux's success?
And because of hockey analytics, we're able to see Guentzel's numbers with and without Crosby on the ice with him at even strength.
Not only does Guentzel's production slide, but he's a negative player in shots for/against.
|05/03/2018 - 12:54pm||All depends on how you||
All depends on how you define, "best."
Those that hate Crosby will cite that McDavid has been more productive in terms of points per game in the regular season. Thsoe who don't will talk about the complete nature of the player.
McDavid isn't "going to be" special. He already is.
But he's nowhere near the complete player that Crosby is. Not yet.
|05/03/2018 - 12:51pm||That reputation will follow||
That reputation will follow him the rest of his career. When he first broke into the league, even a lot of Pens fans were commenting on how he needed to shut up and play, that he wasn't going to get the benefit of the doubt coming into the league.
He's nowhere near that anymore, but it still dogs him. What Jonathan Toews does is called, "leadership" and what Crosby does is called, "whining."
|05/03/2018 - 12:50pm||Aside from the fact that||
Aside from the fact that Crosby didn't spit on the player nor did he run away, excellent post by you.
|04/28/2018 - 8:42pm||Kugler is a grad assistant||
Kugler is a grad assistant coach, a position he agreed to VERY quickly after the end of the season.
|04/18/2018 - 1:36pm||Ha! Well done.
Though to be
Ha! Well done.
Though to be fair, I don't think he's 100% incorrect here...
|04/17/2018 - 9:33pm||1. The NHL needs to put one||
1. The NHL needs to put one of its referees in a better vantage point to view the play on the ice than actually being on the ice. So much is missed by those guys because of the size of the players and speed of the game. I don't think they are as incompetent as they appear; I just don't think they're being put in the best possible position to see everything.
2. Make the goalie pads the size they were in the 80s and the skaters wear smaller shoulder and elbow pads.
3. Do something about all the blocked Shots by skaters. Either ban going to the ice to block passes and shots, or Shrink the shin guards. I did like Wayne Gretzky's line once when they asked him about blocking shots and he couldn't recall ever doing it because they paid a goalie to do that.
|04/15/2018 - 10:04am||Since everything is funnier||
Since everything is funnier with "My Heart Will Go On" playing in the background, I pulled it up on YouTube and played it as I read this post.
You should try it too.
|04/01/2018 - 9:46am||Thank you!
Annoying, yes. But I don't mind listening to it for one more game!
|03/22/2018 - 11:04am||Good call. Hoping all the||
Good call. Hoping all the safeties step it up a bit as I thought they were the weak link in an otherwise great defense.
|03/17/2018 - 11:26am||UMBC,
|03/16/2018 - 9:04pm||Fox and Hound in North Hilla||
Fox and Hound in North Hilla used to be before it shut down. Don't know of any others. What part of the city do you live?
|03/10/2018 - 9:56am||I don't think they care as||
I don't think they care as long as the team is winning.
|03/10/2018 - 9:51am||I agree with this and it's||
I agree with this and it's one of the areas where my fat, washed up former high school coach's ass on a couch that sinks a bit in the middle disagrees with the head coach at Michigan who's won every place he's ever been.
Personal preference is that he'd named Speight the unquestioned starter at the start of spring ball, told everyone else on the offensive side of the ball that this man's the man in charge so get used to what he does as your quarterback.
Then when the new wideouts came in, they got the same message, to get on the same page as this guy, and let's go win some games.
|03/04/2018 - 2:05pm||Possible he spent too much||
Possible he spent too much time trying to figure out how to be an OC (he was clearly in over his head), leading to the apology to the OLinemen that he didn't do a good enough job with his position group in his estimation.
|03/04/2018 - 1:57pm||(No subject)||
|03/04/2018 - 1:52pm||His previous Offensive||
His previous Offensive Coordinator experience was at San Diego.
Since then, TE coach at Stanford, OL at Stanford, OL with 49ers, Running Game Coordinator/OL at USC, then OC at Michigan.
It's another Brady Hoke type situation. Hoke and by most accounts Drevno are good position coaches. That's their ceiling. Just as guys like Norv Turner and Dick LeBeau are good coordinators, but bad Head Coaches.
|03/02/2018 - 9:38am||This is great!
This is great!
Almost as great as the first Friday of many more to follow where Tim Drevno has no say in the offensive play-calling of the Michigan Wolverines!
|03/01/2018 - 2:52pm||Oh my... what the hell is||
Oh my... what the hell is that from?!
|02/23/2018 - 4:48pm||Actually, it's not.
Actually, it's not.
To argue that you don't feel for someone simply because they make more money than you and/or they knew going in that it was a possibility ignores the fact that over 99% of the rest of the world could look at you the same way.
And given the way the regulars bitch and moan on here as of late, it's a far cry from ridiculous.
|02/23/2018 - 2:01pm||And someone else always has||
And someone else always has to chime in with this ridiculously stupid point, that somehow someone's wealthy or stature at work insulates them from hurt.
By having a laptop and a computer, we're all pretty much guaranteed to be in the top 1% of the world, as I bet all of us make at least $35k a year.
So by this logic, none of us should bitch or expect any type of sympathy or support from anyone when something bad like this happens, because, hell, we have enough money.
And it's this logic that shrugs off the deaths of soldiers, cops, and at this rate, teachers because, "they knew going in that this could happen."
You suffered something bad in your life? <Shrug> You knew going in it was possible and you make enough money.
|02/18/2018 - 7:59pm||Boo-ya!||
|02/18/2018 - 3:18pm||The rest of the day and all||
The rest of the day and all night tonight...
|02/16/2018 - 6:57am||I finally kicked this flu||
I finally kicked this flu bug!
|02/07/2018 - 10:37am||I fully expect that the||
I fully expect that the Michigan men who read and post in this blog will handle the news and conduct themselves with the utmost maturity and integrity.
|02/07/2018 - 8:33am||So this board has devolved||
So this board has devolved into grown men incessantly whining and/or creating multiple accounts to try to be funny.
It was a good run, I guess.
|02/04/2018 - 5:51pm||Hmmm...||
He had a "commitable" offer, did he not? Or is that part of why he didn't sign in December?
Not sure what's going to be more interesting to watch, the rest of the week play out as it pertains to commits and signings, or the breakdowns of people on this board.
|02/03/2018 - 6:27pm||Great, another thread where||
Great, another thread where grown men can whine and cry.
|02/02/2018 - 4:48pm||Makes it easier if he picks||
Makes it easier if he picks somewhere else, I guess.
|02/02/2018 - 9:54am||After everything this program||
After everything this program went through from the near BCS Championship appearance in 2006 to the App State debacle in 2007 to the meltdown that was the transition to Rodriguez, to the hiring of a man in way over his head just because he knew how to drive around Ann Arbor on his own and he knew the fight song...
You think this program is a mess now?
My God, the incessant whining here got real old a long time ago. Grown ass men who brag about the quality of the school from which they graduated...you're doing a top notch job of proving it.
|02/02/2018 - 9:47am||Very true.
On O'Korn's pick
On O'Korn's pick against OSU, the line blocked well, an option route was called that led to 3 (THREE) receivers being open, and the QB threw the ball to the wrong place for an easy pick.
It's the age old X's and O's vs. Jimmy's and Joe's debate.
|02/02/2018 - 9:39am||Even more||
Even more importantly...
Does he have, "Mega Desk?!"
|01/28/2018 - 7:45pm||I still don't think the OL||
I still don't think the OL was nearly as bad as many want to believe. A lot of times we saw something on a TV broadcast, only to see later on a highlight show or even the UFR's here that there were receivers open who the QB didn't see, or the QB held on to the ball too damn long because no one was open, or a RB (ESPECIALLY) earlier on when the coaching staff was trying like hell to be successful behind a primarily zone blocking scheme missed the hole.
Speight early in the season (due in large part to the inexperience at WR and then after Black's injury) and then the inept O'Korn and inconsistent Peters late made the OL look a lot worse than I think it really was. And a lot of armchair and Monday morning QB's on this site are correct in their conclusions that QB mobility is MUCH more important in the college game and statues in the pocket hurt a lot more than in the NFL. It would be wise of Harbaugh's predominantly NFL coaches working the college game to realize that and stop trying to pound the square pegs into the round holes.
|01/28/2018 - 7:44pm||Brother was a GA at UTEP.||
Brother was a GA at UTEP.
|01/23/2018 - 11:52am||Ace crystal balled Barrett to||
Ace crystal balled Barrett to Michigan earlier today.
|01/23/2018 - 11:50am||I also know someone||
I also know someone "connected" at ND and he heard the same thing about 1-2 requests per class.
|01/19/2018 - 6:58am||Actually, it's really not.||
Actually, it's really not. But A for effort.
The argument you're referencing entails evaluating the job a coach has done. The argument you're now trying to invoke deals not with job performance, but with job turnover. The salary may matter in this instance, but it's not even close to what most people were thinking. You're seriously conflating two ideas here that shouldn't be.
|01/10/2018 - 1:00pm||How the position groups work||
How the position groups work together is so much more important than the relative strength of them individually. A great running back can make a porous OL look good and a QB with a quick release or the ability to scramble can make receivers and tackles look good too.
For all the crap UM's offensive line took from fans, how many times did we see further reviews of plays showing open receivers that QBs missed? For all the talk about WRs not getting open, we saw later that 3rd down at PSU gave JOK 2 open receivers and he took a sack. Or against OSU JOK's pick came when 3 different receivers ran the right routes and were open.
Michigan's should be feature back going into next season averaged 6.1 yards per carry last year. Wisconsin is what many of us consider to be the gold standard in the B1G. Taylor averaged 6.6. A QB who knows what the hell he's doing can open a lot of doors to offensive play calling that can mitigate some of the offensive weaknesses. Last year we saw a backup QB from the AAC with accuracy and indecision issues and a redshirt freshman on whose optimism we may have jumped far too quickly.
A competent QB can mitigate many of the issues we saw last season and I still don't think the OL was as bad as many try to argue.
Just my $.02 worth.
|01/10/2018 - 12:51pm||Meh.
There will always be
There will always be 3 stars who become first round picks and 5 stars who become busts and end their careers at Central Michigan.
But recruiting does matter. The best coaching isn't going to solve every physical shortcoming. You can't give Michelangelo a truck full of horse manure and expect the David.
|01/09/2018 - 2:15pm||(No subject)||
|01/09/2018 - 11:13am||Can he play safety and, you||
Can he play safety and, you know, not get beat deep?
|01/09/2018 - 10:36am||Starting with the premise||
Starting with the premise that QB is the single most important position on the field...
In how many games since Iowa has Michigan been the team with the superior QB? And part of that does fall on Harbaugh, but for Meyer & Saban & Dantonio who've been around a lot longer, they can miss on a QB every now and then and have the depth. Harbaugh in years 1-2 didn't have that flexibility.
Speight was a 3* recruited by the previous coaching staff. Once he went down, Harbaugh had a RS freshman and a backup QB from the AAC.
Assuming Patterson is cleared for next season, Michigan may go into more games with an advantage at QB instead of playing at a disadvantage from the start.
|01/05/2018 - 9:58am||
|01/04/2018 - 9:10pm||I think this was a perfectly||
I think this was a perfectly written account, though I wish more time was taken to address the play-calling issues.
Everyone thinks they can call plays; we all grew up playing Madden. And as I mentioned in another place, I can only think of one time where a team lost its OC and the fans were legitimately upset, and that was the Pitt fans' reactions to losing Matt Canada to LSU.
But in this game, where gameplans are adjusted (like in boxing, everyone has a strategy until they get punched) and coaches have to read and react, UM is rolling out a play-calling hierarchy full of uncertainty headed by a man who just isn't good enough to be a play caller for this program at this level. Granted, it's tough to blame Drevno entirely for all of these (not his fault Glasgow couldn't make a special teams tackle against FSU, McCray's facemask against Iowa, etc.) but too often, Drevno & the play-calling in general have failed to live up to the most basic task in coaching.
The offensive play-calling has failed to put Michigan players in the best possible position to succeed. They've done few favors for their players.
What did Penn State do in their first drive against Michigan? Shift Barkley and McSorely one step to their right. Direct snap to Barkley who fakes the read to the QB instead of the other way around. This wrinkle leads to the start of a horrible night.
What did Michigan do in their extra week to prepare for MSU or in the month plus to prepare for South Carolina? Not an effing thing, to the point of ridicule from opposing defenders.
Guys like Drevno and Borges just aren't good enough for this job at this program at this level.
|01/04/2018 - 1:58pm||Yep.