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11/19/2017 - 12:06am All of those players have a

All of those players have a claim to being better than him except Avant. Avant was a great possession receiver, but he wasn't the kind of guy you'd build an offense around.

10/22/2017 - 8:18pm Their coaches keep their players on their toes as

Their coaches keep their players on their toes as well. I know Saban replaces the stuffing inside his defensive line's mattresses with bone fragments of his vanquished enemies, for example.

10/22/2017 - 8:08pm I have it on good authority

I have it on good authority that Harbaugh has specifically trained this team to sleep at night (and to be awake during the day). How does he do this? Basically every team activity is scheduled for early in the morning, mid day, or early evening. Most players have naturally fallen into a regular rhythm of sleeping somewhere between the hours of 11PM - 7AM.

While that may seem unrelated because games rarely go as late as 11PM, most peoples' energy levels decrease throughout the course of the day. Think of it like your phone's battery: you start the day at 100%, and as you get closer to the end of the day you get closer to 0%. Back to the Michigan football players. They start their days at 7AM with 100% "charge" and due to Harbaugh's sleep conditioning, they're closer to needing another "charge" during night games, leading them to play a bit more sluggishly. Again they don't actually need a charge. I'm using "charging" as a comparison to the way humans have to sleep.

The upshot of all of this is that Harbaugh needs to vary the sleep schedule of his team. Any method in which he can disrupt players late at night should work. Bo used to sneak into West Quad every night and blow airhorns in the players' ears for 4 months prior to any night games in order to break up any undesirable sleep patterns. And it wasn't just Bo. Any good football coach does this. Whenever Fielding Yost's teams played in primetime ESPN games he would famously deny them hard tack for weeks on end, causing hunger pains which disrupted their sleep.

In both cases players were given a solid 8 hours the day of the game and then sent out onto the field, reminding the team "your batteries is now at 100% like your iPhones are in the morning." This is where that famous Michigan phrase comes from.

To see this aspect of the game overlooked really just shows the incompetence of this staff.

10/08/2016 - 2:05pm It's Don Draper:

It's Don Draper: http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2010/07/26/mad-men-what-the-journal-woul…

09/24/2016 - 7:40pm Chip's a lucky dude.

Chip's a lucky dude.

07/21/2016 - 1:36am I kind of just got out of a thing, not really

I kind of just got out of a thing, not really looking for anything serious right now.

05/10/2016 - 5:27pm I don't necessarily agree

I don't necessarily agree with that but I do see how some people might.

05/10/2016 - 2:59pm Curry also led the league in

Curry also led the league in steals/game this year.

05/10/2016 - 2:45pm Curry takes the team from

Curry takes the team from very good to elite. He's unquestionably the most valuable player this year. Put him on any team and they're at least a playoff contender (similar to LeBron).

05/10/2016 - 2:44pm Minnesota Kevin Love was the

Minnesota Kevin Love was the guy a team would run their offense through, Cleveland Kevin Love spots up for open threes and rarely gets the ball in the paint. Totally different player right now.

05/04/2016 - 12:32pm The competition level

The competition level definitely helps him I'd say.  If I saw these types of highlights against nobodies I would not be impressed, but the fact that he's able to drive and rebound against Oak Hill makes me think he'll be a solid addition.

04/29/2016 - 12:22pm Man if he could just shoot

Man if he could just shoot 60% he'd be much more valuable.

04/22/2016 - 3:52pm The Flaming Lips next album.

The Flaming Lips next album.

04/22/2016 - 3:51pm Picture two late 30s/early

Picture two late 30s/early 40s dudes from suburban Detroit wearing clown makeup. You also should know that Faygo brand soda is a big part of their shows.

04/03/2016 - 12:30pm Not to mention our own Coach Harbaugh and Jim

Not to mention our own Coach Harbaugh and Jim Minick.

03/17/2016 - 3:57pm I agree. Nik's freshman year

I agree. Nik's freshman year he was probably the 3rd/4th scoring option depending on who was on the floor. Burke and Hardaway were great at drawing defenders and finding Stauskas for the open 3. I miss that team.

03/17/2016 - 2:30pm I will bet you $1,000,000

I will bet you $1,000,000 that Nik doesn't make a 3 against ND.

03/14/2016 - 1:47pm They discontinued that a

They discontinued that a couple years ago unfortunately. Now they have you allocate points based on what you value in a team and it fills out the whole bracket for you.

03/11/2016 - 5:01pm You alright man?

You alright man?

02/17/2016 - 10:09am I mean...that is a lot of

I mean...that is a lot of lions.

02/06/2016 - 3:36pm First off, Beilein does go

First off, Beilein does go after the highly ranked guys. However, so does everyone else, and we can't always get those highly ranked guys.

 

Second off, I'm going to assume you forgot how truly bad we were before Beilein showed up. I'm not talking first round NCAA exit bad, I'm talking happy to win a game in the NIT bad. It's not a coincidence that Michigan basketball started winning after we hired Beilein.

02/06/2016 - 3:27pm Not a chance. People here

Not a chance. People here don't remember how truly awful we were at basketball before Beilein showed up. We're in 5th place in the B1G without our best player for basically the whole year, we'll be alright.

02/02/2016 - 9:50pm Outscored the other team by

Outscored the other team by himself?!

02/02/2016 - 12:30am Hyping it up was the mistake,

Hyping it up was the mistake, but I thought the video was good. My girlfriend would probably say the same thing as yours but she's not a crazy Michigan fan like most people on this blog. Something tells me that a lot of people here would think the video was pretty awesome if it wasn't for the initial tweet and snark about it in this thread.

 

 

01/30/2016 - 11:45am Is this event before or after

Is this event before or after they sign? I bet Rashan Gary has the voice of an angel.

01/27/2016 - 9:38am I believe this is true.

I believe this is true. Recruits weren't sure what to expect from a Harbaugh led Michigan team and weren't ready to jump on board yet. Harbaugh looked around and found some talented under the radar types ready to take a leap of faith with him after meeting him at camps. Harbaugh does what Harbaugh does and goes 10-3 in his first year and top flight talent starts asking about jumping on board. Harbaugh cuts loose the 3* guys to address the depletion of the roster we'll see in 2017 with higher level talent.

01/26/2016 - 10:30am I really don't think you have

I really don't think you have to pick either. Tell any of these guys a month ago that we're looking at better options and there's no Michigan bashing or icky feeling.

But playing by your rules: I hold Michigan to a higher standard than "do whatever the NCAA says is legal." At the end of the day we're talking about college football. It's a big business and is great for university exposure, but if Michigan loses it'll sting for maybe a day. I watch it for entertainment and try not to get too invested in it (I mostly fail). In light of that, I would rather Michigan put together a respectable on field product and do it with integrity than be in the hunt for a NC every year while processing players like they're disposable.

Again, I don't think it's a choose one or the other situation. But if Michigan is going to win I want them to do it the "right" way.

01/26/2016 - 10:20am Do you really want a National

Do you really want a National Championship that much? I don't know that I do if it means really competing with other teams in terms of shady recruiting practices.

01/26/2016 - 10:13am You can absolutely blame the

You can absolutely blame the school for their recruiting tactics. I really don't care about things like satellite camps or Harbaugh climbing a tree to get a recruit - it skirts the line between legal and illegal (also the line between creepy and hilarious). However, when it comes to treating recruits with respect it's a moral thing and we can definitely look down on these practices.

This isn't about offering everyone, this is about waiting until a few weeks before the deadline before telling a guy who has been committed for a while that his spot is taken. It may be within the NCAA's rules to do this, but it's not something Michigan should do. Michigan holds itself to a higher standard.

01/19/2016 - 8:11pm The only real way to do this

The only real way to do this would be to start at the lowest levels and allow the younger kids to learn the rugby type of tackling. If we converted to less padding over the off season in the NFL, NCAA, and maybe even high school I think we'd see a lot of pretty gruesome head injuries.

01/05/2016 - 3:21pm Seriously. The dude

Seriously. The dude contributed to the success of the team this year, why do people here discount that because he took another job? Do they honestly believe that had he not been considering other jobs he would have figured out how to stop Ohio State from manhandling our front line? Based on our issues against Indiana I don't think it was gameplan so much as personnel.

01/02/2016 - 6:32pm If it actually affected an

If it actually affected an Iowa fan's experience, that's on that person. Learn to take a joke and laugh at yourself. The Stanford band clearly doesn't take itself too seriously, neither should anyone else.

01/02/2016 - 6:14pm Ed McCaffrey is a class act,

Ed McCaffrey is a class act, he wouldn't do that.

12/11/2015 - 12:12pm I'll talk to him about it,

I'll talk to him about it, I've got a guy.

12/02/2015 - 9:02pm Thank you. Can we please

Thank you. Can we please implement a similar policy next year for real and joke posts about where to watch the game in X city? Those were out of control for a while there.

12/02/2015 - 8:26pm OH NO! Our opponents are

OH NO! Our opponents are going to smell blood in the water now that they know we appreciate former coaches even if they leave! I'm shaking just thinking about what Urban Meyer and Dantonio are going to do with the newfound knowledge that MGoBlog posters are soft.

I don't understand this point of view. It literally doesn't matter at all.

12/01/2015 - 9:10pm I 100% disagree. Drafted in

I 100% disagree. Drafted in the top 10 and is getting paid like it. He made the right decision.

11/29/2015 - 8:41pm Her face

11/21/2015 - 7:25pm Either way MSU or Iowa will have stronger claims

Either way MSU or Iowa will have stronger claims to the Rose Bowl than we will.

11/14/2015 - 7:51pm The most important guy on

The most important guy on defense was whoever made the call to stop giving Howard the ball.

11/14/2015 - 5:40pm I guess so. Not your typical

I guess so. Not your typical half time analysis.

11/11/2015 - 7:47pm Are there more allegations

Are there more allegations than just Bullough?

11/11/2015 - 7:45pm I don't buy that reason at

I don't buy that reason at all. They've always had above average QBs over there and I don't think that's going to change. I might buy the Narduzzi line though.

11/09/2015 - 8:41pm Why?

Why?

11/09/2015 - 8:39pm 25 year old lesbians are Big

25 year old lesbians are Big Sean's target demographic.

11/07/2015 - 11:26pm The right call was made on the last play/time.

The right call was made on the last play/time.

11/03/2015 - 10:20pm /s right?

/s right?

11/03/2015 - 10:17pm I think you're right. It's having the same growing

I think you're right. It's having the same growing pains that many sports forums go through. Going from being popular with sports nerds to being popular in general seems to be a gift and a curse.

10/28/2015 - 11:27am I hate those movies.

I hate those movies.

10/17/2015 - 8:50pm No way in hell we go for a fake in that situation.

No way in hell we go for a fake in that situation.