|12/18/2017 - 5:26pm||Rich Rod Analogue||
This may or may not be true but Rich Rod had a Top-10 offense in FEI and S&P+ this year. He's still really good at tweaking his offense. Chip Kelly is likely to be very good on O at UCLA. Very good.
|12/04/2017 - 9:15pm||I remember when the season||
I remember when the season ended after losing to OSU in hoops last year too. We aren't a great team but that's what happens when you lose 3 of your top 4 guys. There's enough talent to get to the dance and win a game or two. Next year's class will be special.
|11/23/2017 - 11:24pm||He's not at 100% - staff||
He's not at 100% - staff thought a fully healthy Ruiz was a better option.
|11/23/2017 - 11:21pm||Do you really want to compare||
Do you really want to compare JT Barrett as a RS junior to our QB situation after Speight went down?
|11/18/2017 - 4:12pm||Such as?||
|11/18/2017 - 4:04pm||They are 1-1 against each||
They are 1-1 against each other
|11/12/2017 - 11:12am||With most teams having 3||
With most teams having 3 games left there aren't any locks.
|10/25/2017 - 11:05pm||Probably as much as it helped||
Probably as much as it helped them get curb stomped the year prior
|10/25/2017 - 6:27pm||Highly unlikely.||
|10/25/2017 - 3:57pm||You're correct about freshman||
You're correct about freshman but great QB's are often ready to go as RS Freshman. And by ready to go I mean capable of winning national titles.
Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota, and Johnny Manziel were all great as RS Fr. And there are plenty of others.
|10/22/2017 - 4:54pm||I would gladly trade Taylor||
I would gladly trade Taylor Lewan and Michael Schofield for Mason Cole and JBB/Ulizio right about now.
Harbaugh is a good coach. I think he will succeed here. But if there were 2 areas that you would have expected he could fix it would be QB and OLine. As of now they're the 2 worst units on the team. That is a major problem and there are huge red flags as to whether they will be fixed even next year.
We have to replace Cole and have zero obvious solutions. We still have no right tackle and MIGHT have solutions if there's development.
For the rest of this season, I would strongly endorse trying Bredeson at RT and moving Runyan to LG. Ulizio/JBB are unplayable as it stands and if Bredeson can play RT it would greatly help for 2018.
|10/22/2017 - 4:45pm||Hoke and Borges used to talk||
Hoke and Borges used to talk about 10 man football all the time. Unfortunately 10 man football is just a synonym for being bad at football.
|10/22/2017 - 4:40pm||Brian predicted a loss. Are||
Brian predicted a loss. Are you upset he didn't predict a worse loss? Confused.
|10/22/2017 - 1:38am||Drevno has very little pro||
Drevno has very little pro experience - almost all collegiate - but OK
|10/22/2017 - 1:30am||They were 3-9 last year. Do||
They were 3-9 last year. Do you want to wager that will not happen no matter how long Harbaugh is the coach at Michigan?
|10/22/2017 - 1:01am||They were not only asked to||
They were not only asked to gap block. At all.
|10/20/2017 - 12:21pm||Here's the Transcontinental||
Here's the Transcontinental from the 2015 Spring Game which was drawn up by Lloyd Carr:
|10/15/2017 - 11:30am||You may want to re-think||
You may want to re-think this. If Speight cannot play next year (he isn't being nudged anywhere) our QB situation will be a disaster in terms of depth.
If Peters truly is as far behind as UMBig11 and Balas suggest we have to search for a grad transfer QB again. - NOW. Unless you want the depth chart to read McCaffrey (who could be in the same spot as Peters next year), Peters (who supposedly is significantly worse than John O'Korn), and true freshman that are both considered projects. That is a recipe for disaster.
Best case scenario is for McCaffrey or Peters to elevate and pass a healed Speight but those things are all very unsure at this point.
The coaching staff knows Speight's medical prognosis and needs to plan accordingly otherwise we could have another season subverted by the one position that Harbaugh was supposed to be able to give us an automatic edge at.
|10/15/2017 - 2:24am||Yeah, like Michigan's base||
Yeah, like Michigan's base 3/3/5 and 4/2/5!
|10/09/2017 - 5:34pm||Peters||
Peters (and McCaffrey) are both mobile and could run plays designed to take advantage of O'Korn's legs
|05/11/2017 - 10:42am||Um no - he has a returning||
Um no - he has a returning starter in Dawkins and a talented sophomore that was forced to play last year due to injuries to Solomon and Dawkins (another Tate actually) that are both way ahead of Rhett Rod on the depth chart
|02/22/2017 - 11:36am||So, I'm pretty sure DJ Wilson||
So, I'm pretty sure DJ Wilson will be invited back
|11/29/2016 - 12:14am||A few things||
Since Bredeson was supposedly in the mix to start at LT this year I think he will slide out there in 2017. Ideally we could move him to RT in 2018 if we land an elite LT this year.
Due to the lack of depth on the interior of the DL I think Onwenu will be the backup nose guard if he doesn't win an offensive guard spot. I think he would be an excellent space eater behind Mone.
I could see an OL of:
Bredeson / Kugler / Cole / Dawson / Ulizio
to start the year.
The DL will be fine if Hurst comes back. If not, you may have to push Gary inside and roll the dice with some of the young ends as I don't think we can expect much from Dwumfour yet and you don't want to be forced to start freshman. The depth there is quite worrisome.
I don't think we can count on Winovich yet as a starter but he should get all of the pass rush snaps. Someone like Kemp could easily overtake him as the "starter" and split reps.
|04/11/2016 - 8:00pm||I wonder if DPJ, etc. is||
I wonder if DPJ, etc. is aware of how Mike feels about these camps?
|02/13/2016 - 2:18pm||
I think SOMETHING probably
I think SOMETHING probably took place with this but the article is HORRIFICLY written and the author clearly doesn't understand how legal documents work.
I also find it interesting that the accuser managed to sue Donna Karan based on another similar incident.
|01/25/2016 - 6:59pm||Mike Riley is a loser that||
Mike Riley is a loser that will be fired within 3 years but at at least he doesn't plan sleepovers.
|12/23/2015 - 11:37am||true spread teams don't||
true spread teams don't huddle (or rarely) and don't take snaps under center (very rarely) - all teams are multiple in their personnel
|09/05/2015 - 6:36pm||OSU is not "multiple" they||
OSU is not "multiple" they don't huddle and they're never under center - ever
|08/17/2015 - 1:49pm||Daunte Culpepper||
|08/09/2015 - 12:42am||Mind Heist = Gold||
Mind Heist = Gold
|03/04/2015 - 8:46am||that's not a very good comparison||
that's not a very good comparison
|12/18/2014 - 11:27am||writeups like this are what||
writeups like this are what make this site special...great job Ace
|12/17/2014 - 1:25pm||There's no way to know this||
There's no way to know this but I'm fairly confident TIm Tebow would not have been great if he had been on the last two Michigan teams
|12/10/2014 - 12:39pm||Here's some more info on||
Here's some more info on Marcus Ray's babbling insanity. Luddite is kind. http://michigan.scout.com/story/1478057-rays-of-light-talking-coaching-…
|12/07/2014 - 12:57pm||great writeup...NFL chatter||
great writeup...NFL chatter today seems like a delaying smoke screen after the betting talk yesterday
|11/11/2014 - 11:49am||Gardner hasn't had any||
Gardner hasn't had any mobility since he was hurt against Penn State on that awful hurry up QB sneak. He can't manipulate the pocket well, escape, or make cuts while running. Watch him glide around last year vs. now it's completely different.
|10/29/2014 - 11:45am||weather is irrelevant...just||
weather is irrelevant...just wear white on top of your layers if you want to help enact change and "create the future"
|10/21/2014 - 2:10am||Spot on Brian. That Chip||
Spot on Brian. That Chip Kelly quote is a total red herring.
|10/21/2014 - 2:05am||He was trying to||
He was trying to differentiate between getting your assignment correct in terms of blocking and the penalty of targeting a defenseless player.
I expect MSU to lead in that kind of targeting as they usually do. Lewis should have been thrown out last year on the first completion of the game to Gallon.
|10/20/2014 - 8:01pm||targeting meaning blocking||
targeting meaning blocking the right guys
|10/20/2014 - 5:04pm||QB Sneak||
No comment on how DEHD the hurry up QB sneak thing is now that it's on film and the ONLY THING MICHIGAN RUNS IN THAT SITUATION!?
Just like the speed option audible last year that was telegraphed by the change to the Pistol, that horrible play got Gardner hurt while getting stuffed. They tried to run it earlier in the game needing 2 1/2 and that was about to get stuffed too.
MSU will be more than prepared. Do you think we'll have the half brain required to have some sort of counter to it to catch them off guard? I doubt it. This is a coaching staff that had to use the one good counter they've had all year against Miami. NTM.
|10/10/2014 - 1:05am||Arizona isn't starting 5||
Arizona isn't starting 5 freshman or sophomores on D. They are starting 2 or 3. Now that Bondurant is starting and basically playing linebacker the only first or second year players that are really starting much are Scooby Wright and Jarvis McCall. Wright is a true soph and McCall a RS freshman.
I'm not really sure what that has to do with anything though.
|10/07/2014 - 12:54pm||Scott Frost||
I like Frost although he's likely to end up at Nebraska and I can't imagine Michigan hiring a coordinator with no head coaching experience.
He played for:
& coached under Chip Kelly.
Not a bad list of coaches...
He's also coached (and played) on offense and defense
|10/01/2014 - 2:21pm||I also want to thank Lloyd||
I also want to thank Lloyd for Rosenberg and Snyder while we're at it.
|10/01/2014 - 11:48am||just remember THE BALL KNOWS Brian||
just remember THE BALL KNOWS Brian
|10/01/2014 - 11:44am||Let's get Scott Frost before||
Let's get Scott Frost before he heads back to Nebraska...
Not happening but he's going to be a good head coach some day
|09/24/2014 - 2:01pm||Alex Gibbs I believe, not Joe||
Alex Gibbs I believe, not Joe
|09/18/2014 - 1:38pm||And since then the defense||
And since then the defense has gotten worse not better...
Zero freshman were forced to play on the O-line last year. The only true freshman that played was Bosch and there were several other options. That was just a coaching decision and seemingly a mistake considering the results.
I'm not arguing that experience was an issue on the O-Line last year but the coaching staff made a complete clusterfuck of the situation with the constant shuffling of personnel and scheme.
I watched Oregon take out Sparty 2 weeks ago with major offensive line problems. Coaching matters and it's hard to argue that our coaching is making the most of what we have anywhere on the field.
|09/07/2014 - 5:06pm||The inmates run the asylum.||
The inmates run the asylum. That is the issue and has been since Bo died and Lloyd retired. If you are going to hire a football coach based on the fact that former players from a bygone era like the guy you're sunk. Especially when they submarine the guy hired in the first place.
Because of our reluctance to hire someone from outside the program the only answer coaches the 49ers.
|09/07/2014 - 12:17pm||Terrible players on the OL||
Terrible players on the OL such as Lewan, Schofield, and Omameh? All in the NFL. It's fair to say that RR didn't recruit ENOUGH offensive lineman but considering most Hoke supporters think you can't have a good offensive line without redshirt juniors and seniors on it I doubt it would have made much difference. After all, RR was only around for 3 seasons and really only had 2 1/2 recruiting classes.
This thread is pretty tedious and all the same arguments come out. The bottom line right now is that RR and Hoke both look like terrible hires albeit for different reasons.
Hoke seems to be a good recruiter (helped by the fact that the athletic department and football alumni are supporting him rather than forcing him out the door and saying things like Lloyd Carr's senior class won the Sugar Bowl) but beyond that his tenure is an embarassment. That he and members of his staff are openly and privately contempuous of the spread is disturbing when tempo, option, and spread concepts have infiltrated every level of football. When the Seattle Seahawks are running plays stolen from Gus Malzahn I think it might be time to stop pretending that the spread is somehow beneath Michigan.
That said, the offense Nussmeier runs is very much one back based and incorporates many spread concepts. He's a disciple of John L. Smith and in that coaching tree along with former Lions OC Scott Linehan. These are not "manball" guys. That might be good or bad depending on your point of view.
The biggest issue I see is that our supposed ready made talent such as Kalis and Derrick Green stinks. That Kalis can't get on the field ahead of a true freshman, a walkon, and Jack Miller is very disturbing. Does anyone think Green looks like the #1 back in the country? Recruiting rankings matter but talent identification is a huge issue right now.