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01/18/2019 - 4:13pm The thing about the NFL is…

The thing about the NFL is that it’s not about production in college. You don’t have to be the best player at your position on the team in college to be a better pro prospect. 

The NFL drafts on potential mostly. I don’t know a lot about Iowa’s TEs. I don’t follow them closely enough. But maybe Hockson has a better combination of size, speed and hands. Whatever it may be, it wouldn’t be the first time a guy who isn’t super productive in college is a high draft choice and has a solid career. 

01/18/2019 - 4:09pm Last time they took a TE top…

Last time they took a TE top 10? You mean he’ll go to another team and have a pro bowl season and finish with the 2nd most receiving TDs in the league?

01/18/2019 - 12:20pm There’s a lot of rational…

There’s a lot of rational reasoning behind it actually. It makes a lot of sense if you actually take the time to think about it, as these players have done. It’s their decision to make. 

01/18/2019 - 12:19pm How does it baffle you? 

How does it baffle you? 

The Senior Bowl is an entire week of practices with NFL Scouts in attendance and a practice setting that is specifically tailored to showcase the things scouts covet. 

The Bowl game is an entire month of practices behind closed doors full of game prep to play in a game that doesn’t mean much, if anything at all. Not to mention the fact that skipping the bowl game allowed Higdon an extra month to focus solely on improving individual skills, strength, and conditioning that he can now showcase in front of the scouts instead of using that month to practice HB Dives into the backs of guards... 

01/18/2019 - 12:16pm I mean... “couldn’t of” is…

I mean... “couldn’t of” is horrendous grammar. But let’s also not pretend like Brandon Watson wasn’t the one being torched all game. 

01/18/2019 - 10:37am McDaniels was able to be out…

McDaniels was able to be out on the recruiting trail because Michigan hadn’t officially hired Shaun Nua yet. Meaning we werent fully staffed so McDaniels still held that unofficial interim role. 

If McDaniels continues to recruit now that  Nua’s hire is official, then THAT would point to another departure on the offensive staff. 

01/18/2019 - 10:33am Don’t think it’s necessarily…

Don’t think it’s necessarily related. Don’t forget the fact that analyst Ron Prince also left to be the head coach at Howard. So there’s already a spot open with or without McDaniels becoming the WRs coach. 

01/18/2019 - 10:04am Now when they say “Division…

Now when they say “Division 1 football program,” I have two questions...

1) Does Division 1 PeeWee football count? 

2) Does my extensive experience playing the NCAA Football video game count? 

01/17/2019 - 4:45pm Since when was this supposed…

Since when was this supposed to be “good hockey”? This was always expected to be a rebuilding year. We lost a lot of scoring from last year and there wasn’t much coming back that was expected to be able to replicate it. 

01/17/2019 - 4:43pm If by “stretch of the season…

If by “stretch of the season,” you mean the GLI (and a random outdoor game this year) then yeah. The WJC is intentionally scheduled during winter break when schools are out. 

If Michigan didn’t participate in a holiday tournament and ND didn’t schedule an outdoor game, they would miss zero games and your entire disapproval would go out the window. 

01/17/2019 - 4:26pm The hockey team is in good…

The hockey team is in good shape moving forward. This is a rebuilding year. 

Really good hockey programs are built a couple of ways:

1. You get four year players that are finishing up their junior careers (nothing like a 21 year old freshman going up against 18 year old counterparts)

2. You get some late round NHL talent and some guys who just miss the cut. These guys typically stick around all four years and their real upside is evident once they reach their junior and senior seasons. (see: Hyman, Copp, Dancs, Hensick) 

3. You get one-and-done types who are high draft picks, come into college and kick ass for a year or two before bolting to the NHL (see: Werenski, Larkin, Hughes, Conner) 

Now your “bluebloods” like Michigan are built by #2 and #3 for the most part. The issue we are seeing with the team right NOW, is the lack of #2. It became increasingly difficult for Berenson to get these types of players to come into the program in his last few seasons with the uncertainty surrounding his retirement.

Right now we’re lacking some of that needed secondary scoring from veterans that hold those second and third line roles. Mel’s guys, who will be filling some of those roles, are in their freshman seasons. It’s pretty unrealistic to expect them to fill those roles at this stage. 

So there’s ultimately a gap in the lineup right now and the team is in a rebuilding stage. This season especially and potentially next season as well, have been looked at as a rebuild. But the future is extremely bright as Mel gets his guys in and they get acclimated.  

 

01/17/2019 - 10:26am If by “Ottawa” you mean “San…

If by “Ottawa” you mean “San Jose” then yup. Ottawa currently owns his rights.

01/16/2019 - 5:07pm The general thought is that…

The general thought is that Peters is going to graduate and then transfer so he is eligible immediately. Don’t quote me on this but I believe I heard he’s on track to graduate after the spring or summer. 

01/15/2019 - 7:19pm I think Michigan has always…

I think Michigan has always trusted its own evaluation more than rankings. And rightfully so. 

01/15/2019 - 6:03pm From what I remember, Dillon…

From what I remember, Dillon wanted to play running back, Michigan wanted him to play linebacker. 

01/12/2019 - 1:59pm He went down with the…

He went down with the private plane to pick him up and bring him home. They always send a team representative. 

01/12/2019 - 7:50am I mean those two instances…

I mean those two instances are fairly easy to predict.... Walker missed his entire first year due to academic and disciplinary issues. It wasn’t a stretch to predict he was gone.

Washington was an up and coming young coach, strong recruiter, from Columbus with ties to OSU. Again, not a stretch to predict his departure. 

01/12/2019 - 6:52am Just off the top of my head…

Just off the top of my head and from this season, he lied about Branham decommitting, he got into an argument with Wangler and basically said he sucks and doesn’t belong on the team, then claimed to have had an interview with Gary’s mom and slandered her and Gary (she came out and said she’s never spoken to him). 

In between all of this he’s stolen unmeasurable amounts of paywalled information and shared it with the public and passed it along as his own information and claims to be “the most well-connected insider.” 

01/11/2019 - 3:37pm I call bullshit

I call bullshit

01/11/2019 - 3:36pm Jesus fucking Christ. We are…

Jesus fucking Christ. We are a year until signing day. How many freaking guys did we have in this class that started out as mid 3* types, our fans bitched and moaned, and they absolutely EXPLODED once the camp circuit completed? 

Harbaugh is known for this. Jumping on under the radar guys that have great camp seasons and senior years and make huge jumps up the rankings.

Can we just NOT freak the fuck out over recruiting rankings of 5 prospects a full 5 months before summer camps even START? 

Take a look at our class. JD Johnson is holding back our average a bit. If you exclude him, our average jumps up to .8885. Now go take a look at the Future Blue feature on JD. He’s an under-exposed QB who is expected to make major gains in the rankings. 

Take a step back from the ledge. Drink a beer. And go to bed. Let the staff do their job. We’ll be fine. 

01/11/2019 - 1:14pm Nope. He’s a high school…

Nope. He’s a high school junior who isn’t even a starter and he’s a 3*. He sucks and won’t be any good. 

/s 

Had to get that in there before one of Maizen’s 6 accounts make it here to say it. 

01/11/2019 - 12:56pm Why would you make the guy…

Why would you make the guy from BC the DL coach?

His playing career was as a linebacker and safety, his coaching career has been as a DC, Linebackers coach, and secondaries coach (minus a stint at Rutgers as WR/TE coach).

So why exactly do you see it as a good move to put a guy with zero history with DL as the DL coach?

01/11/2019 - 12:53pm There comes a point where…

There comes a point where returning to your alma mater isn’t an attractive option, nor a positive career move. Rutgers is probably at or near the top of the list.

Not to mention, he DID coach at Rutgers. Where they felt it was a good idea to take a guy with an almost entirely defensive background and have him coach the WRs and TEs.

01/11/2019 - 12:50pm As if you wouldn’t leave a…

As if you wouldn’t leave a job you had just accepted if your dream job suddenly became available and offered you a position....

01/11/2019 - 12:47pm Michigan has had a stretch…

Michigan has had a stretch of games against bad teams and not beaten them as soundly as the data would like. 

01/11/2019 - 10:48am But recruits LOVE that…

But recruits LOVE that attention. How badass would it be to be a high school Senior and have Jim Harbaugh, Urban Meyer, Dabo Sweeney, and Nick Saban calling you or texting you every day?

Hell, some of us grown ass men would think it’s pretty damn cool to be texting buddies with Harbaugh. 

01/10/2019 - 7:55pm How much of a “demotion” is…

How much of a “demotion” is it to go from co-coordinator at BC to Safeties coach at Michigan?

BC is a private school so they don’t have to release coach salary figures, but Partridge makes $500k/yr at Michigan. BC’s head coach makes $2.5 million per year so I have a hard time believing a co-DC makes much more (if at all more) than the $500k Partridge makes. Which would likely be similar to what Michigan would offer him. 

01/10/2019 - 7:47pm How would he coach the same…

How would he coach the same position as Partridge? Both have a history coaching linebackers and safeties. One would coach linebackers and one would coach safeties. 

Theyre also not restricted to recruiting an area they grew up in... they can be assigned any area in the country and recruit there. They’re just extra effective in NJ because of their connections from coaching there. That doesn’t mean they’re not extremely effective everywhere else. 

01/10/2019 - 4:11pm I mean Maryland hired him 3…

I mean Maryland hired him 3 hours before we did, so if anything he would be Maryland’s version of Enos. 

01/10/2019 - 2:44pm “Necessity for safety,” yet…

“Necessity for safety,” yet his little sister is committed to play softball at Georgia...

01/09/2019 - 7:45pm To me, if you’re going to…

To me, if you’re going to eject a player there needs to be no doubt that it in fact IS targeting. Too many times have we seen the “rules experts” say they don’t think targeting occurred on a hit, only for the video review to confirm the targeting and the player be ejected.

Ejecting a player for such a grey area hit just seems overboard and unnecessary. Like I said, you have two full grown men running at each other and colliding. Helmets are going to hit helmets. A 15 yard penalty, you can live with. Once you start kicking people out for common plays it’s just ruining the integrity of the game. 

01/09/2019 - 4:34pm To be fair, I don’t really…

To be fair, I don’t really think teaching receivers to try and get their heads taken off of their shoulders and risk a concussion or paralysis is exactly an “attractive premise.” 

01/09/2019 - 4:22pm But....It’s already a…

But....It’s already a judgement call...

 

Just in this case you would be able to look at Bolden being thrown on top of a QB, Khaleke making a tackle in the hole at the LOS, Khaleke turning his body to AVOID helmet contact, or multiple instances of incidental contact and say “Hey, maybe this play doesn’t warrant an ejection.” 

Fact is, it’s a high-speed, contact sport. HIGH contact. Helmets are going to hit helmets from time to time. It’s part of the game. What you want to eliminate is the reckless and egregious hits. And these guys shouldn’t be eliminated from the game based on what typically is incidental contact. 

01/08/2019 - 6:50pm It needs to be stated, that…

It needs to be stated, that just because someone is a good player does NOT mean they’re a good coach. Hiring Woodson as anything more than a grad assistant would be a terrible, terrible move. Knowledge of the game isn’t enough. The ability to teach the game in a productive way and the ability to connect with players and recruit is paramount as well. It remains to be seen if Woodson has any of those traits, or if he has the desire to coach and recruit.

As for real moves, I’m not really in-tune with positional coaches nationwide, but something I would like to see is Partridge go back to LBs and be given a Co-DC title, and Devin Bush Sr be given a shot to coach the safeties. 

01/06/2019 - 6:02am Thursday 

Thursday 

01/06/2019 - 6:02am Thursday 

Thursday 

01/06/2019 - 5:15am Clemson also has more 3*s…

Clemson also has more 3*s than they have 4* and 5*s combined. Take THAT rankings matter guys. 

01/06/2019 - 5:04am I mean let’s be honest here…

I mean let’s be honest here. He’s an above average QB in the MAC. While that’s better than Malzone, he still likely would have never played a meaningful snap here with the possible exception of last season when half of our QB room was hit by a bus and the other half played as if they had been hit by a bus. 

And half of our fan base would have flipped their lids if we took a QB ranked #1528 in the country...

01/05/2019 - 6:18pm They’re “good.” They’re…

They’re “good.” They’re talented and they control play and get plenty of shots, but they lack elite scoring talent right now so scoring goals has been an issue. 

This year and next are rebuilding years as Mel gets his guys in here. Recruiting was a crapshoot with Red contemplating retiring and we’re seeing the effects of that

01/05/2019 - 6:16pm Theres a refrigeration…

Theres a refrigeration system under the ice. Same as at an actual ice rink.

01/05/2019 - 2:10pm The “slow developing passing…

The “slow developing passing routes” are designed by the pass game coordinator. Which if Pep is out and replaced, the new passing coordinator would be designing the plays. Which would in all likelihood alter the “slow development,” of the routes. 

If you’re going to complain, it would at least help if you knew how it worked. 

01/04/2019 - 8:59pm Not going to happen. They…

Not going to happen. They won’t (and shouldn’t) have these open for anybody to edit. Yours had a couple errors in positions players are playing for example. Not major ones but if someone were to nitpick, there were a number of mistakes. 

Its better for everyone if the people allowed to edit those is very restricted. It would be rendered completely useless if people were allowed to edit it based on an opinion or a rumor. 

01/04/2019 - 6:00pm Wouldn’t mind Major…

Wouldn’t mind Major Applewhite or Jedd Fisch off the top of my head. The biggest thing for me will be Harbaugh taking a step back from the offense and just letting the OC do his thing. 

01/04/2019 - 5:54pm How did Trump let Harbaugh…

How did Trump let Harbaugh let this happen? Damn Obama’s fault.

How’s that?

01/04/2019 - 5:52pm No, he’s saying Grinch isn’t…

No, he’s saying Grinch isn’t the sole coordinator at a playoff level program. He can either be a co-coordinator at a playoff level program (OSU) or the sole coordinator at a playoff level program (OU)

01/04/2019 - 5:02pm Make changes? You’re putting…

Make changes? You’re putting this as OSU making the move? He’s going from a co-coordinator position at OSU to being the sole coordinator at a playoff school... which is a promotion no matter how you’re looking at it, and you’re saying OSU is making the changes.... 

My goodness some of you people....

01/04/2019 - 1:23pm But his family still felt…

But his family still felt comfortable enough about it to allow his younger sister to attend the school? Yeah, not buying it whatsoever. It’s an extreme stretch. 

01/04/2019 - 1:09pm And his sister is a UGA…

And his sister is a UGA softball commit. 

01/04/2019 - 12:15pm How did their class turn out…

How did their class turn out? They’re 3rd nationally in average ranking per recruit. They have as many top 100 players as we do with half the class size. 

 

Dont mistake a small OSU class as a class that isn’t full of top recruits. 

01/04/2019 - 11:53am So do you live under a rock…

So do you live under a rock or what?

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/college/ole-miss/2017/02/22/ole-miss-receives-noa-ncaa-investigation-complete/98265962/