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07/29/2015 - 4:00am Soccer v Football Head Injuries

A lot of people in this thread have mentioned soccer as a safer alternative to football because there are supposedly fewer concussions and many studies disprove this showing that they occur at similar rates in both sports. Some organizations have even suggested that the act of heading the ball should be disallowed as it can be dangerous long term.  A quick google search turned this up.      https://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/soccer.html

01/30/2013 - 4:51pm ....

Hoke doesn't run the 3-3-5 as his base system, he runs a 4-3 and likes to mix it up. Martin hired Rich Rod, Brandon fired rich rod.  I wasn't questioning Hoke's intelligence, I was questiong RR's and how he was surprised that some players weren't buying into his failed defensive system.

01/30/2013 - 4:06pm 3-3-5

I was excited when RR was hired. I hoped that Michigan's offense which consistently underperformed under Carr would rise to the be the top ten unit their talent indicated. Say what you will about him not having the budget Hoke had to hire assistants, but correct me if I'm wrong but it was his desire that the DCs he hired run the 3-3-5. The 3-3-5 is essentially a prevent defence. For three years he ran a prevent defence from whistle to whistle and they were the worst defensive units I have ever seen wear a Michigan uniform.  The fact that Hoke came in and year one had such a dramatic turn around with the same players shows just how worthless the 3-3-5 is as defensive system.  I don't care what you say about people within the program not supporting RR or any other excuse for why he was unsuccessful  at UM because ultimately he failed because he ran a defence that conceded yards on a regular basis.   He says some players felt entitled? Entitled to what? A chance to succeed? A chance to win? Because on the defensive side of the ball they had no chance and as a coach he failed them.  Anyone who buys into the 3-3-5 as a legitimate defence is of questionable intelligence. The fact that RR still runs the 3-3-5 at Arizona shows how he refuses to adapt. As I finish writing this I realize that this got off topic but no matter the excuses the RR apologists come up with, ultimately he failed and Michigan failed because he ran the most asinine defensive system I have ever seen. I fucking hate the 3-3-5.

(Someone should force him to watch the defensive tapes from 2010 compared to 2011. He might learn something. Or not he seems like an idiot)

01/26/2013 - 5:45pm OSU

The funniest part is ohio fans saying they passed on Green after getting Elliot because Elliot is so much better. Green was one of the most thorough recruits I've seen in regards to looking for the right fit and ohio only had the fact that he was an eddie george fan on their side.  Comparing the two Green plays in a state loaded with top end talent while Elliot plays in my home state and city where d1 talent doesn't exactly grow on trees. Throw in the fact that Elliot plays for a small school in Missouri division 2 (the second smallest division in MO) and you have to take his stats with a large grain of salt because the level of competition Elliot has faced is weak where as Green has seen stiffer competition.

Only time will tell who is better but right now I think we got the better end of this one. 

01/26/2013 - 2:10pm Scout

Don't know if its real or not but scout is saying he chose michigan, http://michigan.scout.com/2/1261155.html