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01/26/2016 - 8:36pm I don't think Harbaugh is evil.

 I don't really care how it looks, I do however care how it feels personally.  I've come to the conclusion that this is clearly a bi-product of Harbaugh and his staff being behind in recruiting and throwing out a ton of offers.  Offering at the satelite camps to kids who maybe were not M-ready because he had a class to fill.  Then having a season that drew a ton of recruits' attention in this direction, causing the staff to have buyers remorse.  I don't like the no contact, it's a weak move. Then I flip the coin.  Does the kid want to go to M? Who wouldn't? That same kid that we 'feel' for has had more exposure than he would have had he not signed with Harbaugh and Michigan.  Weaver and the others will all land on their feet on a football field somewhere.  In some of these cases it won't be a DII school like it might have been.  So do I like the way it feels to turn a kid away after he's already in the class? No, I think it sucks, but I don't see this as a problem we will see down the road.  Harbaugh will win games, the recruits will knock on his door and he won't find himself in the position of doing three years worth of recruiting in 1 year. 

01/26/2016 - 8:35pm I don't think Harbaugh is evil.

 I don't really care how it looks, I do however care how it feels personally.  I've come to the conclusion that this is clearly a bi-product of Harbaugh and his staff being behind in recruiting and throwing out a ton of offers.  Offering at the satelite camps to kids who maybe were not M-ready because he had a class to fill.  Then having a season that drew a ton of recruits' attention in this direction, causing the staff to have buyers remorse.  I don't like the no contact, it's a weak move. Then I flip the coin.  Does the kid want to go to M? Who wouldn't? That same kid that we 'feel' for has had more exposure than he would have had he not signed with Harbaugh and Michigan.  Weaver and the others will all land on their feet on a football field somewhere.  In some of these cases it won't be a DII school like it might have been.  So do I like the way it feels to turn a kid away after he's already in the class? No, I think it sucks, but I don't see this as a problem we will see down the road.  Harbaugh will win games, the recruits will knock on his door and he won't find himself in the position of doing three years worth of recruiting in 1 year. 

10/12/2015 - 4:36pm I suggest you make the time

I suggest you make the time to watch Victor's highlights.

09/12/2015 - 5:42pm I see the daily competition

I see the daily competition coming through in both of these games. These kids run through every play to the whistle.  Great game, without that first drive I think OSU had 60 yards total after that. Go Blue!

 

09/09/2015 - 7:22pm M 38
 
OSU  9

M 38

 

OSU  9

08/11/2015 - 1:00pm My brother got married and

My brother got married and gave all of his groomsmen an autographed item from a former Heisman Trophy winner. Yes, mine was Eddie George.  I'm a Titans fan as well and I learned to love hate Eddie.   I don't have to love him for anything he did in the scarlet and grey but he was a beast.

08/08/2015 - 12:52am Refreshing.
 

Refreshing.

 

07/02/2015 - 12:02pm a Meier's I can get down with

Sid Meier's Gettysburg/Antietam is a game I play to this day. It had a free trial of AC on it, it was blah.  Interviews don't win games but there is a reasonable amount of evidence showing that guys that give crappy interviews do win games.  If that's the case I hope we see more Harblah type interviews. Maybe some face to face stuff next  time that makes even Penn St fans feel uncomfortable and that is not easy to do.

07/01/2015 - 3:35pm Cowherd has proven he can be

Cowherd has proven he can be two faced.  The guy talks for 3 hours a day, 5 days a week.  He has said plenty of inflammatory crap about Harbaugh and Michigan.  He' has said good things too. That's the trap of being a talk show guy because now you have to interview the guy who remembers what you said.  I don't think Harbaugh can fake shit like CC can.  Hey Jim were best buddies lets have a great conversation now that you can respond to my comments. Instead of being a man and bringing up the opinions he so willingly, gleefully expressed when Jim couldn't respond. I guess my point is Coach doesn't fake it and that's fine by me.

06/14/2015 - 2:59am Why just talk about statistics...

when you can use them.  The last 3 seasons final top 10 lists do not validate the high star theory in the least.  From2013 to 2015 better than 60% of top 10 teams don't fit the theory.                                                                              

name & final rank/3 previous years class recruiting rank avg.                                                                                    

2013 Staee #3 / #32, S Carolina #4 / #20, Mizzou #5 / #40, OREGON #9 / #13, UCF #10/ #67.                                                                

2014  TCU #6 / #31,  Miss St. #7 / #27,  Staee #8 / #34,  Ole Miss #9 / #28, Arizona #10/ #44, Baylor #5 / #33.                                                                                                                                    

2015  #2 OREGON / #21,  TCU #3 / #36,  Staee #5 / #34,  Ga. Tech #8 / #61, Baylor #7 / #26 UCLA #10 / #15.                                                                                                                                        

3 items of note   1) I actually left some teams out that had a top 10 final rank but were not a top 10 recruiter.  2)  Repeat teams TCU, Staee and Oregon class averages went up(in a bad way) from 2013 to 2015. Baylor is the only team that won more and resulted in better class ranking increase from year to year, and that increase was nominal and then followed by a nominal decrease.  3) 5 year averages would not change the outcome other than to prove further that recruiting rankings don't auto qualify you for a top 10 finish. 

05/12/2015 - 1:01pm Also winning games helps you

Also winning games helps you be more conservative with the offers.

 

05/12/2015 - 12:59pm The offers going out rapid

The offers going out rapid fire, I believe, are a result of still being behind other staffs when it comes to relationship building.  Some of these kids have been contacted by other staffs possibly as long as three years ago. The more contact M makes with as many kids as possible will help Harbaugh find the ones that are serious.  In time I think the number will trend down when the coaches feel they are not playing from behind.

05/07/2015 - 9:14pm Green alternatives? Oh you

Green alternatives? Oh you must mean T. Issac and D. Smith...those are the only real Green alternatives the rest go bankrupt in 6 months.

04/16/2015 - 3:16pm Flight of the Choncords

Flight of the Conchords reference, the distant future?  If it isn't it should be. The humans are dead...except for Harbaugh.  

04/06/2015 - 7:18pm Harbaugh was 1 win away from

Harbaugh was 1 win away from a National Championship with a roster that had only  seven 4stars total.  Three of whom were true freshmen.  It's not the stars its the development that makes Harbaugh's teams winners.

 

03/31/2015 - 4:53pm Come on man, it's Peppers.

Come on man, it's Peppers.  In the three games he did play I was excited every time he stepped on the field.   This is a top ten defensive unit with an emphasis on unit.  Team effort, top 10, nameless defense is fine with me.  With a guy named Taco you can never be truly nameless.

03/26/2015 - 7:47pm Just saw Costello is going to

Just saw Costello is going to Stanford over USC and Michigan.  There is only one person to blame for this and that's Jim Harbaugh.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

03/24/2015 - 12:48pm Helmet Stickers, yes please.

Helmet Stickers, yes please.  I'm okay with no more legends jerseys. We had, I think, four on the field and went 5-7 that's not legendary.

 

03/03/2015 - 7:32pm 1st and 2nd, who knows? Jim

1st and 2nd, who knows? Jim Harbaugh does. 

03/03/2015 - 4:51pm Damn he must LOVE quarterback

Damn he must LOVE quarterback competition,  I mean Luck in the fold and still trying to land RGIII.  Could you imagine that even Harbaugh would have been reduced to a coin toss when selecting his starter. At least at the college level not the pros.

03/02/2015 - 8:47pm James Ross

"A rushing Penn State game suggests that there's a real player in there if the coaches can just unlock it; pressure from behind is minimal."

James Ross didn't get the PT I thought he'd get after a soph. year with 85 tackles.  He's solid to the ball and is as good of an option in coverage as any other LBs on the roster.  I really can't remember a string of mistakes that would have limited his PT but then again JmfingR was back.  Gedeon is also going to crack the line-up, dude is a physical freak.

02/28/2015 - 7:55pm I like this team.  Beilein

I like this team.  Beilein has the misfits within 3 plays down the stretch on the road in leauge play.  Taking teams to OT and squeezing out W's.  Not good at all against the elites but I think I'll love this team next year.   

02/27/2015 - 10:43am Durkin + Mattison =

Durkin + Mattison = Harbaugh

 

02/26/2015 - 7:06am So are you saying you think

So are you saying you think it's common?

 

02/25/2015 - 8:25pm I guess when Harbaugh brings

I guess when Harbaugh brings up families it's calculated.  I don't think it's calculated to get the kid to come to M but to reinforce why he is recruiting kids in general.  The guy loves his family and it's the highlight of his life, I think he genuinley is comfortable talking about his and others when he feels they need to be commended/praised.  

I agree 100% that I would love to hear the Who's got it better than us? Nobody?! chant...but only after a road win at Utah.

02/22/2015 - 3:30pm Hell yeah muppets! Any time

Hell yeah muppets! Any time we beat ohio I'm okay with it. I mean hockey, softball, wrestling ect. muppets all day long.

02/18/2015 - 3:40pm It took Harbaugh 4 years at

It took Harbaugh 4 years at Stanford.  He had a total of 7 four stars (yes Luck was one of them) that year, 3 of them being true freshmen.  He is sitting on a roster that has 35+ four or five stars on it. I get it a new system, questions at QB and lack of development by previous staff but I don't think it unreasonable to believe we'll see visible gains this season and a turn around by 2016. 

02/17/2015 - 7:43pm The first step in a late

The first step in a late season Beilein run to the tourney and improbable sweet 16 game or MSU by 10 in OT?

 

02/17/2015 - 7:43pm The first step in a late

The first step in a late season Beilein run to the tourney and improbable sweet 16 game or MSU by 10 in OT?

 

02/14/2015 - 11:25am Had to read that twice.

Thought you said 'Dude's I really like dude's." Then followed that with " I really like peters." Which is fine if you do, but then I saw where you were going.  

02/13/2015 - 4:12pm Lets just get some Harbaugh

Lets just get some Harbaugh wins under our belt then see what happens with recruiting.

02/05/2015 - 2:46am Mora will be in the NFL next

Mora will be in the NFL next year. I'd bet that if he's not I'll eat a lemon....but people take that kind of thing way to seriously around this blog..  

02/04/2015 - 2:05pm just asking.

Is Diddy Combs worth half a billion dollars? Does Diddy's son still play football for UCLA? 

02/04/2015 - 2:03am I think there will be more

I think there will be more attrition.   If not having enough scholarships at  the end of the day is our biggest concern tomorrow I'd be out of my mind with excitement.  I have to believe that when iMAN announces and he says Michigan or even has a chance of saying Michigan there will be a scholarship available. 

02/03/2015 - 12:38pm So what phone call did Jay

So what phone call did Jay Harbaugh over hear that had him giddy on Twitter?  I'm looking forward to signing day it seems we still have a chance with a few of these guys. The last time I watched a presser for a kids selection it was DaShawn Hand. Let us hope tomorrow isn't full of moments like that.  This is a small class anyway but a decent one even with just the nine. Add Harbaugh to that number and this has been a good recruiting year.

 

01/28/2015 - 10:53am Harbaugh is going to play the

Harbaugh is going to play the QB that makes the best decisions with the ball. That's all I need to know.

01/23/2015 - 12:06am WTH is Hogwarts?

WTH is Hogwarts?

01/13/2015 - 1:26pm I enjoy the similarities to

I enjoy the similarities to 1969 and Bo vs. Woody in the 10 year war.  That would be great if we could get anywhere close to that kind of rivalry drama again.

 

01/10/2015 - 11:59pm Good win, needed that for

Good win, needed that for sure.  If I could wish one thing for this team it would be that some how Doyle could get a hands transplant operation.  I'd choose McGary's hands. Love the way Doyle is progressing but if he can just squeeze the ball and go up without the slight bobble, dunk city.  Our shooters will adjust and be fine but as we learned in our tourney runs big men are a necessity. In Beilein we trust, Go Blue!

 

 

01/08/2015 - 8:46am Academic

Love that we may have the guy that wrote the book on achieving academic excellence...and his guys block kicks...and return them. 

12/31/2014 - 7:23pm Zwischenzug.

Says it all.

12/30/2014 - 1:34pm Permanent Muppets

Build your house Coach.

12/29/2014 - 3:56pm  I'm excited about the

 I'm excited about the recruits this will bring in.  Even more so I'm excited to follow the careers of the 6 that stuck with M through all of this. Nice things. 

12/28/2014 - 4:45pm This may be the first

This may be the first coaching acquisition where I'm looking to buy his jersey.   Go Blue and thanks for coming home Coach.

12/06/2014 - 11:09pm Identify the problem then

Identify the problem then kick it's ass brother. Good luck and prayers for you and your family.

12/02/2014 - 3:56pm Good luck to Hoke.  Now let's

Good luck to Hoke.  Now let's get this right.

 

12/02/2014 - 2:53pm I'm pretty sure he was saying

I'm pretty sure he was saying "Luuuuuuuuuuck" as in Andrew. 

12/02/2014 - 12:43pm Either please.

Yes I would love Harbaugh but to not be enthused about this: 8-4, 10-3, 10-3, 13-1, 11-2, 9-4, 8-5, 12-2 is a bit strange.  That is Les Miles record at LSU, in the SEC including two trips to the NCG with one trophy, since Lloyd Carr's last season.  His overall record at LSU is 103-28 and did I mention that was in the SEC?  Not to worried about public reaction to an old OTL considering the practice of over recruiting is still in full swing down south. Not that I agree w/ said practice but come on man the guy is living in Rome and must do as the Romans do.  I guess my opinion is if he'd say yes then freaking ask him already.

11/26/2014 - 6:26pm Over under on points the

Over under on points the coaching staff will leave on the field or give to opponent just jumped from +7 to +13. The friend over under is still NL.

11/20/2014 - 8:47am Looks like Mathlete is going

Looks like Mathlete is going to have to sit in on the pressers from now on.