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07/23/2018 - 6:28pm Peripheral nerves try to…

Peripheral nerves try to grow back; if the nerve sheath is intact & reasonable straight there is a good chance for renervation, but the nerve often does not grow back to provide full normal function. I hope I'm wrong, but if he has a substantial motor deficit, his football days are more likely than not to be done. 

06/03/2018 - 3:56pm Surprised no1s mentioned Wangler

If needed to get to scholarship limit, a 5th yr player w/o major to-date playing time would seem like a good candidate to "leave". 

05/21/2018 - 1:23pm Mulch

Tool depends on mulch type. Snow shovel great for small rocks, but terrible for most high quality wood & coiuse bark mulch (use pitch or garden fork).

You're welcome. 

05/03/2018 - 7:04pm Terrible news.

I hope for a quick and full recovery, and the strength to handle what comes.

11/27/2017 - 6:18pm Yes Yes Yes

Brian thanks so much.

People have every right to be disappointed AND

have NO right to personally attack players (people) who are doing their best.



10/09/2017 - 7:03pm Uuuummm?

First, I expect a lot more from U-M folks than the institutions you mentioned. 

Second, I don't mind that ppl are upset, it's being jerks about it that is the problem

Third, MSU's line has been probably even worse than ours. Lewerke's scrambles has been their only run game and the reason for the low sank rate. 

10/09/2017 - 6:56pm *upperclassmen*

*lowish ranked upperclassmen*

10/09/2017 - 6:45pm Look at the depth chart.

There is every indication that next year will be better. We are relying on a lot of 2nd year players at positions in which players usually don't start until their 3rd year (OL & WR). 

10/09/2017 - 6:42pm Shame

The media Qs were terrible and offensive, and all the negativity of the fanbase is abhorent. Look, we have a very young Oline and WR core (both of which has a small number, and often lowish ranked undercalssmen). It's very disappointing that they have not been up to the task, but it's common that 2nd year players at these positions are not ready yet. All this whining and second-guessing is an embarrassment to the Michigan fanbase. Why should recruits want to come a play in front of such a fickle fanbase?


Neg away.


09/24/2017 - 10:27am It is mainly 1st & 2nd yr guys

For both OL and WR, this team has few upperclassman available. JH inherited underperforming but decent upperclassmen and turned the program around. They are now gone, and he has to play many OL & WR 1st and 2nd year players before they would nromally see the field. Look at the depth chart, the future's bright

09/24/2017 - 10:08am Not unexpected

I think our OL ranked ~100th in experience/youth. For this season, it might mean JH needs to do something he hates--be a pass 1st offense. Also, in Brian's UFR, the running problems have not all been on OL, w/ a fair amt of RPS and missed cuts in there. I do think we need two of our talented freshman tackles to be ready to start next season. 

09/04/2017 - 9:40am Strongly Agree.

I prefer the traditonal uniform, BUT I'm a 60 y.o. white man; youngins (who should stay off my lawn, BTW!!!) tend to like diff things than me. Players and recruits tend to love sometimes changing things up. We should deal.

09/03/2017 - 10:02pm Not fair to Glasgow

For the record, you are correct about Hurst being a virtual co-starter last year, but he mainly came in for Godin at 3tech. Glasgow was an amazing beast that rarely left the field, and never seemed to tire. After Mone went down, we had no good NT backup and the team and fans should not forget his Herculean efforts.

08/25/2017 - 11:11am Ace

... not wearing a shirt during the podcasts

08/24/2017 - 2:45pm Agree, but

 the MSU game is another good example of not being able to run the ball at all in the 4th quarter made the score much closer than it should have been.

08/13/2017 - 6:07pm Hutch & Red

should definitely get statues eventually, but Yost is way overdue. 

07/21/2017 - 3:51pm What I find most impressive is ...

6-4 since 2000, during SECs supposedly dominant period. Alabama has been dominant since Saban, but rest of SEC less so. 

07/10/2017 - 6:34pm Fine time fro college,

Evans will need a better time to increase NFL stock, but his time is fine for a slippery college player. I hope Higdon's time is real. 

07/06/2017 - 4:13pm Let's hope,

Because otherwise, it would appear that he thinks that Friday was now a long shot

06/28/2017 - 7:21pm Wonderful!!

Drake has has looked great when healthy, and has be so so unlucky. Seems like a great young man.

05/25/2017 - 4:19pm I agree

that it was a very good class and "a damn solid floor". There are also some mid 3 stars in the 2016 class that I think will way over-perfrom (eg, Metellus). The context for my comment was most players in a very good class of 2nd year players and a great class of 1st years will likely take 1-2 more years to achieve their potential, especilly given the low yield of the 2014 and 2015 classes. I would LOVE to be wrong, tho. :) 

05/24/2017 - 4:24pm The 2016 class was very good

& it might be our new floor, but rankings can be deceiving, especially since # of recruits is a large factor. The 2016 class had a lot of of mid-level 3 stars, as reflected by the lower avg player rating. Ppl pay too much attention to class size (which can vary a lot yr to yr) but in the long run it's average player rating for their position that is most important. Look at the average 247 composites, removing specialty players like fullbacks and punters. 2017 is substantially better and only Bama and OSU have appreciably better recrutiing classes in 2017, with the usual caveats about recruiting site ratings applying. 

05/24/2017 - 10:34am Yes,

you are "off your rocker", as you say. The 2017 class is the first great recruiting class for JH. BUT, OSU's 2017 class was near record setting, and OSU appears to have caught Bama as an uber-elite recruiting program. 

This doesn't mean that we will not eventually be near-equal with OSU on the field on a regular basis, but those days are likely a couple years away. If the coaches get this year's team to 9-3 with an excellent bowl game, it would be impressive given the level of youth and inexperience.

05/03/2017 - 2:53pm Don't Rush To Judge

I will admit it -- I have a shamefully strong curiosity to know more. However, let's await judgement for all parties. MSU is right to want a court order IF the prosecutor asked them to wait.

When we know more, it might be that there is a good explaination or the prosecutor or MSU are guilty of something.

A good explanation you ask? If a plea bargan is being considered, I feel that the views of alleged victims should be consdered by prosecutors. If alleged victims and alleged perps differ on what they are willing to compromise on, negotiations can take appreciable time.

OTOH, what has happened may be inexcusable, and the guilty parties should be held accountable once details come out.

04/25/2017 - 5:06pm Impressive in all respects

It's no wonder that coaches and teammates love this guy. Articulate, smart & a mensch! I so hope that he makes it all the way back.

04/20/2017 - 5:47pm Unknown

Well controlled trails are generally need to determine if a treatment helps, hurts or does nothing. Unfortunately, we have virtually no such trials for MJ for anything other than it decreases cognative ability acutely. Trials of other proposed "natural" treatments have almost all been negative or shown net harm, which demonstrates that anecdotes are a poor substitute for good science.

04/10/2017 - 5:59pm Wish him the best!

Drake looked great when healthy, and he played with determination and heart; injuries, man, injuries.

04/02/2017 - 1:45pm Of course,

because we're all hungry for MFB and it's only April, so we get excitied about things based on flimsy evidence. Look, I'm hoping for a great 2017 offense, but if it is just solid, I have no right to complain given all the players that will have so little experience (to quote JH, "You learn FB by playing FB." Also, it won't be just about Spreight--will the new Oline protect, will the running game be good enough to keep the Ds  guessing, will the new WRs get separation, etc. 

I recommend ppl be guardedly excited (I know it's an oxymoron, btw). 

03/31/2017 - 9:22am Yes, Dramatically, but

the context is about whether he will end up being worth a top 15 pick, not whether he makes it in the NFL. To be All-Pro level at his size, teams will expect him to be able to blanket tight ends who are dramtically better than the ones that beat him on not infrequently in college, including a couple in man2man. 

Again, I think he will prove himself up to the task, it's just that the lack of proof at the college level is a logical concern for teams considering using an extremely valuable top 15 pick on him. 


03/30/2017 - 4:23pm I think there is a consensus

.. that Peppers needs to dramatically improve his coverage over what he did in colleage (including Brian's UFRs). His supporters just argue that he had so many other responsibilities and position changes that the coverage break-downs are no indication of what he can do when given man-to-man assignments or has enough repetition within zone coverage within the same defense year-to-year. I agree with this, but if he does not improve his coverage skills a lot (are his hips good enough), he will be less valuable at the next level, tho still valuable. 

03/26/2017 - 1:44pm Every QB loves

a big catch radius, it's one of the things Brady said he loved about Moss.

1. You don't always make a perfect throw, esp when under pressure.

2. Allows accurate QB to pinpoint a ball that beats close coverage.

03/26/2017 - 1:41pm And Oliver Maertin

Maybe not this year, but I predict he will be great in JH's offense.

02/10/2017 - 11:49am I hope she's fine,

and do what the doc said, keep her quiet for now, advance activity slowly (physical and mental), and monitor how she's doing.

02/08/2017 - 4:13pm Might get Negged, but don't care

Okay, but let's be careful to not rejoice too much about young men, often drunk, making life-alterring bad decisions, especially when there are often innocent bystanders.

We've had our probs as well.

02/02/2017 - 4:56pm 91.5

Removing a punter to get the 91.5 avg is different than removing a "reach" at other positions. The point is that the best punter in the country often has a score in the 70s, the best kicker or full back is often in the low 80s. Not true for other postions. Since some teams don't rely on full backs and punters/kickers are not taken most years, keeping these in the averages adds more noise than signal.

01/31/2017 - 8:26pm Solomon is important, but for 2018

I agree that in 2017, Hurst, Mone and Gary can handle the interior, but VERY few DTs are ready to contribute in their freshman year and few are ready in their RS Freshman or Sophomore years. Of course there is no need to panic, but Solomon is a much more important get than anyone left on the board. 

01/08/2017 - 10:14am Well Done, But

.... now I'm real hungry.

01/03/2017 - 5:06pm For shame

Calling an 18-yr old kid a prick because he wants to avoid the limelight while making a really important decision is pretty low. We have the right to be ridiculously obsessive fans, but have the decency to admit that it is our problem, not his.  

01/03/2017 - 5:05pm It Depends

If you are talking about:

- for 2017, it has to be Harris if he comes, and DPJ otherwise

- if you are talking about high need to develop quickly for 2018, I'd say Ruiz.

12/31/2016 - 12:35pm Shameful

These criticisms of Peppers are shameful. He has been a harding working team player who has been willing to do whatever the coaches have asked him to do without complaint. He didn't have a couple of days to deal with the disappointment; he thought he was going to be able to play up until gametime. 

12/29/2016 - 2:21pm The answer is

.... pass coverage; he really needs to improve his pass coverage. I'm not saying that he can't do this in the pros rather than at U-M, just that this is what some NFL scouts have expressed concern about (tho most think that given his athleticism, Football IQ and work ethic, that he will do fine). He has clearly struggled at times, even against TEs, in coverage, but then, this was not something that he was asked to do a lot this past year. In the the NFL, even if he plays SS rather than slot corner, he will need to improve in this regard. 

06/06/2016 - 6:25pm Everyone's right (almost)

1. On the plus side: We are okay if nothing unexpected happens. Also, JH and staff are deffinitely in the know about this issue and are in on some excellent talent for 2017.

2. On the neg side: We will be very thin at NT/DT in 2017 (most of those 2016 recruits some ppl are mentioning are of questionable size to play SDE, and are irrelevant to this discussion), so an injury or early departure of two could be devestating. JH et al were aware, but missed on their top 2016 choices except for Gary.


04/24/2016 - 10:13am I hope you're

QB:  I (noway to tell. I could easily see anything from a C to an A at season's end)

RB: B (agree)

OL: pass protection (B+, if newsome not ready, Cole could move back to LT)
      run (C, hope I'm wrong, but they have a long way to go)

WR: A- (if Chesson is okay)

TE: A+ (agree)



DL: Run DL = A+; Pass Rush = B   

LB: B (Fingers crossed for A+ for blitzing, GO Peppers)

Secondary: Corners = A+; Safties = B+ 

Overall Defense: A

04/22/2016 - 1:15pm Seth, Seth, Seth ....

NOT front page worthy??? (Shakes head woefully). Seth, you are greatly under-estimating how desparite we are for breadcrumbs and sips of water during this spring game to summer camp desert.

04/10/2016 - 4:06pm Yes,

but an unreasonable shot at the south. I'm a californian but over the years i've learned that my previous southern biases were BS. Lot's of smart people there that could do well given the opportunity.

It's also a shot at UM tho. Sense UM values S camps, Shaw is implying that most of student athletes that can get into Michigan would not have a prayer at Michigan. Can see it it as JH getting a bit of his own medicine, but I prefer to see it as a shot at UM, not JH.  

04/01/2016 - 3:09pm And

I love the name "Chase Lasater!"

03/26/2016 - 3:50pm My bet is that if

Morris is #3 on the QB end-of-Spring depth chart that he will be gone regardless of his previous declaration; providing enough scholarships for both Glasgow and Allen. 

03/25/2016 - 8:12am Seems possible

that the coaching staff is just sending a message to O'Korn - "The job isn't yours yet, and we expect to see a lot more out of you by Fall". 

Also, did Lorenz say that Speight was picked first; do we know that it wasn't Morris?


03/23/2016 - 6:04pm What if Bush Jr isn't ready?

Is it conceivable that McCray is the Mike and Gedeon is the WILL?

03/20/2016 - 10:11am I'm not worried about getting to 85.

but I am worried about whether Glasgow and Allen get scholarships this year. It would be a shame if they don't; they clearly deserve them.

Also, realize that this will not be a nomal post-spring transfer season. First, we've already lost most of the leading transfer supects, and second, there aren't a lot of sophomores and juniors w/o a good plath to playing time this year or next.