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09/20/2018 - 3:32pm ouch, solomon remains a huge…

ouch, solomon remains a huge loss.  after flashes last year i figured hed take another step and have a big year.  hopefully he can return for the meat of the schedule with wisc, msu, psu

09/18/2018 - 8:22pm Ah makes sense since he…

Ah makes sense since he played at OU. Well hats off. Kid can ball

09/18/2018 - 8:11pm Wow that's big. Partridge is…

Wow that's big. Partridge is a beast

09/16/2018 - 10:31pm Tough to run vs heavy boxes…

Tough to run vs heavy boxes with downhill LBs and aggressive safeties at 8-10 yards - but harbaugh will try.

Balance is vital especially when you don't trust your OL to pass block and don't want QB carted off so I see the need to run the ball but still. Comes a point when you gotta trust your guys to take advantage of what the D giving you. Even with a stale, slow as molasses O, you gotta make them pay if run action triggers 8-9 guys crashing the line.

Dynamic game plans 1-2 times per year (osu and maybe another) make for frustrating viewing. I realize harbaugh will likely never abandon his foundational principles but I still wish he had greater belief in  taking advantage of space and using tempo now and then, all while constantly playing the #s game. 

09/15/2018 - 1:34am Half. Pops is black 

Half. Pops is black.

To the OP, PSU has recruited well forever. They've always killed it in PA and done real well in MD/DC/VA 

09/13/2018 - 7:22pm agree on kemp and ross, both…

agree on kemp and ross, both look encouraging.  would be huge if kemp could continue rising to pair with solomon (whenever he returns) bc the rest of the depth are just guys this year (well see what dwumfour does, and bowl prep into year 3 will be big for jeter if hes making a move). 

ross has a chance to be really good - hes explosive and clearly brings the wood, has decent instincts and appears to have gotten quicker. 

metellus trusts his instincts and his eyes and typically gets where hes going in a hurry - he usually breaks on ball at full speed and those differences show up with kinnel.  hes an emotional player too and while i liked his passion, instincts, angles, etc on hs tape as well as now, those instincts and get up and go style will lead to over aggressive plays now and then (ie wmu, nd).  hes a pretty good overall safety for them though.

some good stuff this past week.  interested to see if guys like kemp keep it rolling vs smu.

hudson now charted as LB - ive been waiting for you to switch the base D from 4-2-5 to 4-3

09/13/2018 - 10:13am Perhaps we can try to…

Perhaps we can try to utilize his strength in the run game and minimize the pass protection flaws with more roll outs away from pressure? 

 

not sure its possible to minimize any more, theyre near maxed out in that regard.  im sure youve noticed the 2 gameplans

09/09/2018 - 10:26am Herm!!

Herm!!

09/05/2018 - 1:40pm His show and his job on the…

His show and his job on the line so his call. As long as he's got dedicated coaches (upstairs and next to him) watching the clocks at all times and in constant communication, pushing him to relay calls as quickly as possible, etc and doing the best they can to constantly monitor the little things - bc head coaches calling games can get messy if everyone's not on top of it. 

I prefer dedicated coordinators calling the shots but I'll be rooting for jim to pull it off. He knows football and certainly knows what he wantsbso well see

09/05/2018 - 12:24pm yet another reason why…

yet another reason why harbaughs odd dedication to drevno proved to be one of his bigger failures so far

09/04/2018 - 9:34pm thanks dude - thats a…

thanks dude - thats a totally different story.  wed hate to be inaccurate when outlining specifics of mediocrity 

09/04/2018 - 10:35am did you see dwumfour on that…

did you see dwumfour on that first TD run?  interesting technique.  not that he was the only one as armstrong ran thru a 10 yard hole - just disappointing to see the #1 hyped player at such a key position look so futile.  hell prob turn it around but not a great start

09/03/2018 - 12:49pm the worse decision was…

the worse decision was drevno somehow remaining on staff for 3 years 

09/02/2018 - 1:01am If the O and program's fate…

If the O and program's fate turns on 1 OT recruit from harbaughs first year then they're in big trouble.

Why not go back to missing on 6 OL recruits in 2013 or whatever year? Sure Newsome was a big loss but come on

09/02/2018 - 12:22am You're right in that this…

You're right in that this game prob could've swung on a handful of plays - ND made a few while Michigan didn't, like Hawkins letting INT get ripped away for 6, botched FG, etc. Some of that'll happen in first games. But too many penalties and mental errors to overcome (series-opening delay of game calls, fielding punts inside 10, numerous 3rd and long conversions, etc).

Not their best game. This team can right the ship though if they resolve some OL issues and find an identity.

ND front 7 also dominated and won the game along with a couple big plays by wimbush. This team still struggles to run the ball vs good to great D's (another tough loss with less than 2 YPC) and that's a huge problem for a team fully intent on pro styling opponents to death. That's all I'll really say about the OL right now 

09/01/2018 - 8:43pm wheres solomon?  

liberal…

wheres solomon?  

liberal rotation so far yet no solomon which is really odd

09/01/2018 - 8:34pm pretty please hudson or…

pretty please hudson or mayfield ready to step in at OT over the next few weeks - the current OTs lack lateral quickness and agility to handle good DL and theyre gonna face some tough Ds this year

09/01/2018 - 8:24pm love the look of the O to…

love the look of the O to start (other than missing that stunt).  now time to see the D get off the field.  just settle down and play.  

like to see uche for furbush though especially after all weve heard about him.  furbush seems like the perfect student athlete whos smart and tough and they trust him to do his job but hes not an impact player.  all faith in don brown but lets see uche off the edge - that or roll with another DB in those situations.

long game, settle down and make the plays that are there

08/31/2018 - 11:38am hutchinson, barrett, bell…

hutchinson, barrett, bell and the kicker seem most ready / likely to play.  they like spanellis so seems like hed maybe handle any 6th OL duties rather than mayfield or hayes out there.  they have plenty of sophs and juniors to cover kicks but i could see guys like barrett, van sumeren, mcgrone, etc earning some special team reps (no frosh DB appear to have distanced themselves yet but well see)

08/25/2018 - 7:01pm damn they look like a junior…

damn they look like a junior college squad out there, some big boys

08/25/2018 - 2:48pm I'd guess many major…

I'd guess many major contributors will either sit out completely or take a knee after limited reps.

Sounds like it's mostly to see who earns those last few spots so it's prob lots of 2's, 3's and 4's.

Can't imagine higdon running into Bush or Gary in a live scrimmage 7 days before kickoff 

08/24/2018 - 6:52pm didnt carlos hyde punch a…

didnt carlos hyde punch a woman in the face...on tape?  and then proceed to rush all over michigan like 2 months later

08/22/2018 - 7:46pm one of the many reasons the…

one of the many reasons the M-ND games are so great...theyve recruited the same players forever and usually field similar rosters

08/21/2018 - 3:17pm Yeah this should be one of…

Yeah this should be one of the deepest DL drafts ever.  And Gary's class in particular has been insane from the jump in terms of top end DL talent. Can't wait for kickoff

08/18/2018 - 9:46pm yeah i didnt read the…

yeah i didnt read the article but i know theyre expecting big things from shareef miller at DE after starting last season.  brown couldve been a rotation player so i guess its a loss but nothing too major since they werent really counting on him 

08/15/2018 - 11:24am last i saw all 4 GA…

last i saw all 4 GA positions were filled so as an intern hes strictly off-field staff member 

08/14/2018 - 4:09pm Chances the incident…

Chances the incident involves a tutor? 

08/14/2018 - 4:04pm Ha coach macs boy...I think…

Ha coach macs boy...I think he's got a brother on the team now too

08/13/2018 - 8:42pm you sensed a "special…

you sensed a "special feeling" from the bridge?

08/13/2018 - 8:40pm dinardo will no doubt roll…

dinardo will no doubt roll with his standard "this OL looks much more physical than last year" - be nice if hes finally correct with that annual prediction.

whens the 1st scrimmage?  im sure theyve already done some full squad 11 v 11 but i havent heard anything about scrimmages (with refs, etc)

08/12/2018 - 11:21pm 3 scholarship fullbacks…

3 scholarship fullbacks again?  thatd truly be some interesting roster management 

08/12/2018 - 9:06pm yeah seems like good example…

yeah seems like good example of a kid michigan could continue to recruit and then jump on later in the cycle if necessary.  unless hes a top 5 target at his position, whats the rush?  even if he commits elsewhere theyd still be in solid position to flip.  theyre certainly confident in their evals, ill give them that

08/11/2018 - 8:48pm are you serious re hoke?

he…

are you serious re hoke?

he mightve been a good DL coach with some history at michigan but thats not reason enough to land a top 5 head coaching gig

08/10/2018 - 11:10pm ha i was gonna post a…

ha i was gonna post a similar comment!  im liking the look.  business in the front, party in the back

08/08/2018 - 3:10pm 2 michigan kids may be…

2 michigan kids may be starting at DE for ND (kareem and hayes) which is pretty interesting

08/05/2018 - 11:41pm yeah thatd be great - as…

yeah thatd be great - as would dropping acronym use when like 90% of the board have no clue what it references

08/02/2018 - 10:44pm it happens everywhere -…

it happens everywhere - players leaving not unique to michigan.  maybe several left bc they didnt mesh with harbaugh and his program but thats the name of the game.  injuries, academics, discipline, playing time, homesick, culture, etc - players across the country transfer for a variety of reasons.

and not trying to trash anyone but wheatley is not exactly "another potential stud" - sadly his absence wont greatly impact this squad on saturdays.  asiasi was the potential star lost to transfer, not wheatley, as he wouldve been passed by most scholly TEs.  

feel bad for him though - must be tough to follow a legend like his pop at michigan.  seems like a solid kid, hope he finds success

08/02/2018 - 8:30pm fairly certain uche wore 35…

fairly certain uche wore 35 last year

07/24/2018 - 11:37pm dont really care about his…

dont really care about his comments and all that - hell either back up his foolishness on the field or he wont. 

still amazing though to see state repped at media days by a player with 7-8 arrests or whatever his record.  not surprising that program selected him as representative but still entertaining nonetheless 

07/10/2018 - 3:22pm i didnt read it but seems…

i didnt read it but seems like theyre referencing 225 lb 17-18 year olds rather than 255 lb 20 year olds

07/06/2018 - 2:02pm i could see him on O -…

i could see him on O - interesting though given their lack of bigger WRs outside of 2017 class and the current commit of other slot option.

hes a pretty talented DB prospect and they could use another quick, athletic CB.  i like his game, looks promising on tape.  im interested to see how this one plays out, and think hed be a steal even if theyre pitching him as an athlete or slot

07/01/2018 - 7:01pm The CB from mass right? …

The CB from mass right?  Forget his name but that kid is underrated. Looks similar to lavert hill on tape though prob not as fast 

07/01/2018 - 1:00am the late-blooming 6'3" track…

the late-blooming 6'3" track star always a great comparison

06/28/2018 - 5:40pm no thanks

no thanks

06/26/2018 - 9:14pm nice prospect, hed make a…

nice prospect, hed make a great addition...but damn they could use a S like lewis cine.  heres hoping

06/24/2018 - 1:28pm i get your point but like 7…

i get your point but like 7-8 years of taj boyd / deshaun watson helps a tad

06/24/2018 - 11:09am what are you referencing? …

what are you referencing?  what article?

06/11/2018 - 1:19am mason rolling around that…

mason rolling around that camp with a giant chew in his cheek?  

hes a harbuagh type of dude

 

06/09/2018 - 8:34pm good to hear.  hope jeter…

good to hear.  hope jeter gets back and has healthy fall camp...can never have enough bodies inside and hes got a chance to be pretty good DT

06/03/2018 - 8:40pm frodo doesnt mess around

frodo doesnt mess around