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08/06/2018 - 6:34am To the last point, there is…

To the last point, there is nothing logical about being an abused spouse. I do not know enough about her character before he abuse happens, but years of abuse SERIOUYSLY mess with your mind and compass. With that said, her inconvenience of not picking up the kids does not give him the green light to break a restraining/distance legal order. As a teacher, if a parent hasn’t come to pick up their kid, I have to stay and surpervise the child until the parent does, no matter what inconvenience it causes me. 

06/11/2018 - 11:06am Connectography. An excellent…

Connectography. An excellent Book about the modern era of Globalization

04/16/2018 - 8:21pm I always have a special place

I always have a special place in my heart for OL who drive guys 30 feet out of bounds.... from the opposite side of the field.

04/14/2018 - 8:26am I think there will be an

I think there will be an increase in squib kicks that still get the ball back beyond the 25 but to a less dangerous return man w/ a greater chance of the person mishandling the squib. Once the ball touches the ground I don’t believe it can be fair caught, forcing the team to return the kick or take the bad field position

02/08/2018 - 1:01pm Here’s to hoping the bunch of

Here’s to hoping the bunch of redshirted freshmen show off this year

01/11/2018 - 8:48pm After going back and watching

After going back and watching games from Stanford in 2010... What is missing is the o-line and experience at receiver. Harbaugh got dealt a crap hand @ the Oline, dropping the ball in not taking the right number/amount of OL's right away, and then got hit with key injuries. I see in Ruiz, Bradenson, and O the foundations of the type of Oline Harbaugh developed at Stanford by his fourth year. Hopefully someone else emerges from the crew he redshirted this year. His scheme struggles when you can't run the ball, and have to keep people back in to help max protect. Any advanced scheme is tough with holes and ?? on the oline.

If he switched to a quick passing scheme... there were the sea of freshmen WRs and the erratic core of QBs - one from a previous regime, one frosh, and one who had been demoted at Houston for erratic QB behavior... not the recipe for success. 

The flaws at Michigan have been there for over a decade... We started to see a consistent running game by mid-way through this year... Once the oline clicks, the rest of the system will thrive.

01/01/2018 - 3:54pm Third string frosh qb, 2 fr

Third string frosh qb, 2 fr wr, 1 walk on wr, fr RG, sophomore LG, injured starting left guard....

Sounds like a champ squd to me.

 

12/12/2017 - 2:56pm I think it will be Dylan

I think it will be Dylan Mc.

Patterson... reminds me O'Korn. Very mobile, a 'gamer'... who has accuracy problems, especially deep. 

That is not to say Patterson couldn't come in an light the world on fire - O'Korn had every opportunity to and overthrew everyone of those open deep receivers (other then vs. Purdue). However, the similarities are too great to make me 100% confident in him.

11/19/2017 - 10:34pm Technically, Harbaugh's first

Technically, Harbaugh's first recruiting class he had 4 weeks to pull together. The first group of Oline that are really "His" are now Redshirt Freshman/Sophomoros (Spanellis, Bredeson, Onwenu all contributing). 

23 of Harbaughs 29 recruits from his first true recruiting class are now contributors on this team... Many with 3 years of eligibilty left. The jury is still out, but I think this group will do something special heading into next year.

11/19/2017 - 10:25pm I understand people's

I understand people's disappointment. 

However, this team replaced 10 defensive starters, 3 Oline, 2 Leading receivers, Starting TE, had an injured to its starting quarterback, left tackle, break out WR, two of its starting RBs, and top corner back (concussion).... And Harbaugh had the team in the lead on an away game against a top 10 team. 

I am tired of the moral victories, too. However, those are a large/tough set of odds to face (many of them lingering gifts from the Hoke era). I personally see a team with a lot of youth and promise. We have a couple young oline that are getting critical game experience, and are improving as run-blockers. DPJ is improving by the week. Gentry has gone from question mark former QB to a serious threat/mismatch. Higdon/Evans/Walker/Samuals have the potential to be special. Peters was making strong improvements before being knocked out. Bush, Winovich, Gary, Hill...

I don't like the taste of defeat or disappointment. However, I can see this young collection of talent, who is getting serious in game experience and a bad taste in their mouth, coming back as a veteran group ready to kick butt. Everyone saw that this down year was coming. Many criticisms of Harbaugh are because he is the victim of his own success - taking a group who couldn't tie their own shoe laces under Hoke, winning 20 games and sending 11 to the NFL. When you are going through hell, keep going.  

(And if Harbaugh can't get the ship straight here in Ann Arbor, who can?)

11/18/2017 - 3:48pm Came down to catches.

Came down to catches. Wisconsin made the tough ones and we did not. I lost count of the second half drops.

Wisconsin on the other had made leaping & one handed grabs in critical moments.

10/21/2017 - 11:07pm Apples and oranges. They had

Apples and oranges. They had the more experienced team. That means something in college.

10/21/2017 - 11:05pm Last year we had the super

Last year we had the super experienced team, they were young, we beat them down. This year, it was the reverse.

Look @ WR: their SR wide out made killer plays in great coverage. Out young guns dropped passes hearing foot steps.

10/17/2017 - 6:10pm I coached against Love in

I coached against Love in track when he was in Middle School. I had never seen someone jog a 53 sec 400... as an 8th grader. I was more tired after his race then he was.

Watching him and our Nyheim Hines (NC State rb) race in the 100 was incredible.

10/14/2017 - 6:25pm I wonder if Speight and OKorn

I wonder if Speight and OKorn suffer from PTSD?

A weak right side + young receivers == tough to call a complicated offense. It seems like we got close a couple times to busting open big plays... only to trip on our own feet

10/14/2017 - 4:51pm This week shows no team or

This week shows no team or win should be taken for granted. Ask Oklahoma, Clemson & Washington St.

Given the weaknesses shown last week, this was a step in the right direction. Our RB & TE & Lt/G are our strengths. Today we played to them. When we tried anything else, we shot ourselves in the foot (tripping, over throw, no throw, delay of game, penalty)

10/14/2017 - 4:39pm I would want to have my first

I would want to have my first offensive possession be behind this line

10/14/2017 - 4:34pm When facing a mobile qb, the

When facing a mobile qb, the line holds back. We would be outraged if he would have run for 1000 yards

10/14/2017 - 4:30pm Positives:
- less turnovers
-

Positives:

- less turnovers

- less QB pressure/sacks

- running back w/ over 200 yards + 3 tds.

This felt like OSU 2002, where they won close games their offense should not have won. Play conservative, try to win field position. Win by defense & special teams. Remove the late punt return, and Michigan wins in regulation.

When you come off a performance with 5 turnovers and a bunch of sacks.... with young WRs and a questionable oline/pass protection... what kind of offensive game plan did you expect? Also, there were open people that were either overthrown or not looked at.

10/07/2017 - 9:36pm Let’s play a game called

Let’s play a game called “Name That Jr or Sr on Offense”. Two almost total fails by Hoke. This oline is made up of all the linemen who could crack last year’s shotty line. Without starting all freshmen

10/04/2017 - 9:43am I expect to see the 3-3-5

I expect to see the 3-3-5 until it doesn't seem to be working. Gary, Hurst and Winovich all demand double teams if you don't want them living in the back field. Add in a "Blitzing" Furbush to take up another blocker and you are left with Bush going mad-crazy, and relatively unblocked. 

Maybe with more meat, or if MSU goes to heavy sets we will see some 4 man lines... but I like our chances there too.

10/04/2017 - 9:27am Imagine for a moment, if this

Imagine for a moment, if this defense had Jabril Peppers still on it...

09/17/2017 - 9:18pm The Coaches have elected to

The Coaches have elected to keep the TE in to help shore up our clear weakness @ RT... 

09/17/2017 - 7:53pm As I watch this, I see so

As I watch this, I see so many "almosts..." 

- Isaac... 2 inches from a TD

- McDoom's Sweep - if Cole blocks the safety instead of waiting for the linebacker, he waltzes in.

- Multipe Speight incomplete passes in the Redzone had WR's open by a step...

- Two ALMOST picks by Hudson

I also feel like we were trying to be very vanilla and to win by showing as little as possible... to NOT show on film things that we want to use later.

This game could have been us winning by 50.

As an aside... we kept the TE in to block and helf the RT A LOT this game. I didn't realize how much until rewatching it.

09/16/2017 - 8:12pm A

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09/16/2017 - 4:12pm Hard to extrapolate what

Hard to extrapolate what exactly is JUST Speight and what is the WR/Oline/Play call issues.

Seeing how frustrated Speight is getting on the sideline makes me believe there are a lot of mental errors by mutliple players, causing execution issues.

Hard to know what to call on offense, when multiple members of the offense don't execute.

09/16/2017 - 4:09pm Everyone was off... most not

Everyone was off... most not by much, but enough to be annoying/bothersome.

- Ty Isaac was 2inches of grass and a better pair of ref glasses away from 14 points and having 160 yards of offense. These two plays alone would have forced Air Force to pass more, get off the field faster, and break their will. 

- TE play and a DPJ screen almost went the distance. 

- 2-3 passes almost picked off, one that probably could have been a pick 6 (at laest looked like a lot of green available from the TV).

- A couple passes to open receivers near the endzone that either didn't hit the mark or were dropped...

Fix any one of those, and this becomes a 40 point win. It felt like the Cincy game and the AF game, Harbaugh wanted to win off of vanilla, giving opposing teams very little to look at on film. Unfortunatley, the right side of the line, the WRs and Speight are off just enough to not make that work. This allowed AF to do what their strength is - load the box, slant/stunt, blitz the weak right side of the line, play may coverage... and allow that to be effective. 

The reality is we are not Alabama yet, who can run vanilla against bad teams and pound them into the dirt.

 

09/16/2017 - 3:22pm We have 2 young starters on

We have 2 young starters on the online. 3 of these oline could not beat out our pathetic oline last year. We have almost all brand new WRs. This is not madden football - inserting a new player, they do not know all the play book. It takes time, practice and experience.

Now, that is not to say the coaches don't share some of the blame.... But you can only run the plays your players know.

09/16/2017 - 3:19pm This game was almost won by

This game was almost won by 40 points... It is so close yet so far away. The young ol & wr need to grow up in a hurry.

09/16/2017 - 2:51pm I will be very curious on the

I will be very curious on the UFR what Bryan's thoughts are about the amount of jersey grabbing/pulling by AF.

It is our fault for running 3 man lines against 9 man fronts.... But, I see Winovich getting frustrated about getting pulled down/around by his uniform

09/16/2017 - 2:47pm We need to stop playing 3 man

We need to stop playing 3 man line

01/11/2017 - 10:15am Simple Answer

Offensive line. Too often we had runs stopped by 4 and 5 man fronts. The online has to be good enough to beat one-on-one blocks a vast majority of the time to get 3-4 yards a run, to force the defense to commit a safety to help. THEN, the play action and all the fancy passing plays will work on 2nd/3rd downs, etc, etc, etc. One FSU dlinemen destroyed our entire interior line single-handedly, preventing us from running between the tackles. This allowed FSU to drop everyone and their second cousin twice removed back into coverage, creating great passing difficulties.

When in doubt, win the trenches... which we have done a poor job of doing in the last decade.

12/05/2016 - 5:43pm It has more to do with

It has more to do with championships. Does being conference champs matter? If yes, then PSU or OU needs to be in over OSU, who didn't even win their division.

If it doesn't matter, then there is room for these other arguments for OSU/UM

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12/03/2016 - 11:57pm How can the committee justify

How can the committee justify putting OSU - neither division or conf champ - ahead of PSU, who won their head to head, won the division, won the conference..........

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12/03/2016 - 12:21pm While I am a Three-decade

While I am a Three-decade long fan who grew up in an OSU household.... I hold to the sanctity of the championship. I think neither OSU nor Michigan should be in, especially if it means the conference champ is left out. To have a national champ that did not win their own division...........

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11/13/2016 - 7:41am What does it take to get

What does it take to get holding called on for dline? It looked like they were getting hugged and tackled all night long for the third game in a row.

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11/13/2016 - 7:40am We had multiple plays where

We had multiple plays where WRs were running wide open, or had defenders in the right hole who got juked, or didn't make the tackle. Not the best coaching day, but also not squarely on the coaching decisions.

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11/13/2016 - 7:38am Can't power if you are

Can't power if you are running into 11 man fronts. After the second missed deep ball, Iowa crowded the line and dared us to throw... We couldn't run and couldn't make them pay for it deep. Hitting any of those wide open deep balls, we not o oh score, but pull the safeties back, allowing for the run game to work.

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11/13/2016 - 7:35am Hard to run when you can't

Hard to run when you can't beat them deep. If we connect on those wide open throws, we win handily, and open up the Defense.

My only MAJOR complaint was not putting in O'Korn at the end. Speight at the end was clearly injured and favoring his arm, on the sidelines struggling to throw. His last throw was a rainbow, from a guy hurting too much to put zip on the ball. For as much QB rotating as we have done this year, this one we rode the wounded a little too long.

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11/13/2016 - 7:28am It's not about Xs and Os, but

It's not about Xs and Os, but Jimmies and Joes. If any one of our deep balls thrown to wide open people connected, we win. If any Chessom hangs on, we win. If Smith eeked out1/2 yard, we win.

The right plays were called to win. The right decisions were made to win. We beat our selves.

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10/31/2016 - 1:00am When Hill is gone, I think we

When Hill is gone, I think we will see young Wheatley step in as being the new impact fullback

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10/29/2016 - 1:15pm Just getting in, and saw the

Just getting in, and saw the MSU rushing yards. What's the story?

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10/21/2016 - 2:34pm While Not directly Football

Here is a great website: https://coacheschoice.com

I did coach at the Middle School level and now high school wrestling with no previous experience personally coaching, nor with any wrestlers who knew how... and in 3 years, we were competiting for championships and heading for states...So a few thoughts, for whatever pixels they are worth:

1) Know your kids strengths. Do you have more size? speed? Intelligence? Pass/catch? Choose a pass-blocking scheme that matches their strengths.

2) Play to their strengths and keep it simple. Have 3 plays that they can run to the left and right that feed off each other. Don't move on until they get those right. 

3) Don't discount conditioning. Their bodies are so adaptive and need sooooooo much work. Building in conditioning time will pay off big... especially days without pads. In track and wrestling we do hard day - easy day - hard day - easy day, so that their bodies have time to strengthen through recovery. On the "Easy Days" we do more skill drill and mental. Hard days, keep it simple and intense.

4) Defense. Defense. Defense. Was mentioned else where, but 11 in the box or 10 and 1 deeeeeeeep safety.

5) John Wooden: Correct one thing at a time. Give the correction, model, restate the correction = redrill it. Their minds can focus on .1 things at a time. Anything more then that, and they will freeze.

6) Praise, Praise, Praise. If the kid farted better this time then previously... let'em know. Any little improvement, let'em know. Don't allow any negative talk between athletes or in the locker room. 

10/15/2016 - 8:24pm Answer : first floor garage sale and a trip to ikea

Answer : first floor garage sale and a trip to ikea

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08/25/2016 - 5:04am Are they in the Big House?

Are they in the Big House? Then they are good seats. When ever I get mine, they seem to be 600 miles away in North Carolina....

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08/22/2016 - 8:27am As a track coach, I say

As a track coach, I say Phelps. Bolt is the short sprinter GOAT. To compare to what Phelps did, Bolt would needed to have won Gold in the 400 and/or the 800. The sheer dominance of phelps in so many different techniques over so many different distances for so long.... Unreal

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08/12/2016 - 7:17pm They changed the scoring system, so it is hard to compare

They changed the scoring system, so it is hard to compare

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07/19/2016 - 7:54am Honestly, I think this is

Honestly, I think this is going to be good for Brady, just like how the Spurs used Duncan and prolonged his career. He is not a spring Chicken. He gets 4 rest games. It gives motivation. AND improves the story line when making the playoffs/Super Bowl again. If he were a younger player trying to prove himself and his legacy... It would be different. But as a GOAT, the rest may be to his benefit.

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05/01/2016 - 12:51pm Honestly, I am ok with this.

Honestly, I am ok with this. Obviously I want Michigan and to have all the greats. But if Durkin succeeds, that builds Harboughs coaching tree. A stronger tree means more good assistant coaches will want to work for him. Which is good for us in the end.

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04/21/2016 - 5:30am Mach 3 in the shower. I shave

Mach 3 in the shower.

I shave my head/face daily. The Mach 3 is the one razor that I have found to not give me razor burn and gets all the hair out when put under the water without my assistance. Any more then 3 blades and I spend all my time cleaning out the hair with each swipe.

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