|10/22/2016 - 5:01pm||First complete pass by George!||
First complete pass by George!
|09/24/2016 - 7:53pm||Was Higdon the #2 RB this||
Was Higdon the #2 RB this game? I was unfortunately on he road while the game was on so couldn't watch it, but saw him accumulating stats earlier than other RBs while stalking the box score.
|01/26/2016 - 11:07pm||Thank you, both. And I applaud your fantastic username.||
Thank you, both. And I applaud your fantastic username.
|01/26/2016 - 9:47pm||Ok, watching this film I get||
Ok, watching this film I get why I am not a scout. Dude looks vicious. He mauls kids (sure, who are probably two-thirds his size, but he seems tenacious). Seems relatively quick for a lineman his size. So is it his feet? His bend? Just too small of a sampling to see what he does on other plays?
Magnus, Space Coyote, anyone want to weigh in on what makes him not P5 scholarship worthy (other than NW which he is not attending, whether because someone else took a spot or...)?
|01/18/2016 - 2:02pm||PLEASE STOP THE RIDE I'D LIKE||
PLEASE STOP THE RIDE I'D LIKE TO GET OFF NOW.
... Oh, who am I kidding. Pass the popcorn.
|01/18/2016 - 1:59pm||I'm fascinated by the WR||
I'm fascinated by the WR recruiting. I know we are losing our two proven WRs after next year, so the plan may just be to bring in a boatload and let the cream rise to the top. Or maybe the coaches realize how fluid the WR commitments are and realize a few may slip away at the end. Or perhaps there is some unannounced attrition coming (obvious candidates are obvious)... and if that's the case I hope it is not for health reasons.
It will be very interesting to see how it all plays out.
|01/15/2016 - 4:18pm||I applaud the board's||
I applaud the board's quickness in updating the Depth Chart by Class page with the three recently reported early departures.
Whoever has been updating the page has been doing so with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind.
|01/12/2016 - 11:09am||So much this. He was willing||
So much this.
He was willing to do whatever was needed for the team, switching between multiple positions, for which I have a lot of respect for him. This is clearly what is best for him, and it's heartwarming to see the quotes from Harbaugh above saying just how much he supports him.
Best of luck in your endeavors, young man!
|01/11/2016 - 1:50pm||I think a healthy Smith will||
I think a healthy Smith will be our #1 guy and will have a little more hop to his step, like we saw at the beginning of the year and the bowl game. Some might say he just had better vision at the end. That may be true, but I think he was just healthier.
I don't think Walker will be too involved. I'd love to be proven wrong. I see Johnson and Davis getting a lot of carries behind Smith. I just think Davis is going to be a better blocker than the other candidates and will be similar to Smith re: his running style. Isaac and Peppers to get a few scattered carries between them.
Looking forward to seeing just how far off my wild assumptions end up being next year!
|02/15/2013 - 10:46am||Mattison the Great||
I hear Mattison taught him how to do that dance.
|12/19/2012 - 10:55am||Michigan wins, of course...||
... by the final score of 71-47
|12/18/2012 - 1:18pm||Maryland says yeah, they're decent||
Dear Maryland, welcome to the Big10. Out of solidarity and as a welcoming gesture, we're trying to mimic your style. How'd we do?
|12/02/2012 - 8:44am||Not sure if serious...||
But it seems as though you are. Yeah, who wants to see Michigan football anymore? Especially, oh what's his name Denard or something? play his last game EVER for the good guys? Along with the rest of the seniors... Yes please.
|12/01/2012 - 10:08pm||Probably because he saw...||
... what a year without Kellen Moore was like. (Ok, ok, so they were good without him this year, but still. that type of talent is tough to replace.)
I'm with a previous poster, perhaps he's tired of never being able to bust through to the top echelon and decided he had a better chance to break through at a team in the SEC. As a coach, there's no better conference to prove yourself than the ESS EEE SEE.
|09/02/2011 - 6:24am||ESPN3||
Looks like the first game vs. Western is streaming on ESPN3.com as well (free).
|06/10/2011 - 3:49pm||Hilarious||
I'll go play my vuvuzuela
|06/09/2011 - 9:33pm||Beyond hilarious!||
This needs to be front-paged. I laughed my ass off!
|06/02/2011 - 11:15am||It's a huge decision...||
And one that needs to be made when 100% sure. The University of Michigan is an outstanding choice, and Wayne we of course hope you end up a Wolverine in the end!
|05/31/2011 - 2:53pm||Welcome!||
Congratulations and welcome, Allen!
I am sure you will appreciate and respect the advice your dad has to give in regards to the demands of being at, and playing football at, Michigan. Soon it will be your own time to shine - we look forward to rooting for you in the Maize and Blue and to referring to you not as Mr. Gant's son, but as Allen Gant, our safety who is one heck of a football player.
Welcome, Allen, we're excited you chose to come to Ann Arbor!
|05/03/2011 - 5:02pm||Nose for the ball||
The thing that jumped out at me was his nose for the ball. The guy can quickly diagnose a play, and he gets to the ball carrier in a hurry regardless of who is in his way. Great, great get for the Maize and Blue.
|05/03/2011 - 12:37pm||Remarkable||
Wow, they roared by the ACC and BigXII. The deal is especially remarkable considering:
Although as a West Cost native I am happy for the Pac 10-->12 and wouldn't mind some more pub for the league...
|03/13/2011 - 7:00pm||Then you haven't heard Stokes compliment||
... he makes Fred Jackson sound like a Debbie Downer.
|03/13/2011 - 6:58pm||Want to see real, game pressure for kickers...||
... which we won't see until Fall.
|03/13/2011 - 10:32am||Damnit, why Japan?||
This situation sucks so much. I keep thinking: why does it have to be Japan who is worrying about the event of a nuclear melt down? Haven't they suffered enough nuclear damage already?
|02/05/2011 - 10:29am||Welcome!||
Welcome to Michigan, Kellen, from a fanbase who is as excited as you are that you are blue!
You sir, are a BEAST. Keep up the hard work, and can't wait to see what you do on the field at the Big House.
|02/04/2011 - 1:46pm||Awesome!!||
That is ABSOLUTELY AWESOME. Wow.
Great find and post, thank you.
|02/01/2011 - 10:43am||Dunk||
He had a nice dunk in that game, too. It seemed more impressive on the highlights on ESPN, but there's a clip of him at the bottom of this link...:
|01/31/2011 - 3:06pm||Holy s-bomb that picture is adorable||
Just had to throw that out there. Also, I'm in agreement with a poster above: you have to love guys who end up going to their dream school (*am knocking on wood that he goes Blue, of course*). The fact he had to battle adversity to get there only makes it sweeter.
Here's to hoping he chooses Michigan and that he has a fantastic career, both on the field and off.
|01/24/2011 - 2:04pm||Agree to disagree||
I'm in agreement with michgoblue. Texas, Cali, Ohio, Florida, Mars, any pipeline with schools that produde D1 talent is great with me. But I've loved watching the Pahokee kids play. And Odoms may fit into Hoke's style better than you/I think - Steve Smith is small(ish) and does just fine as an outside receiver in a pro-set offense. (/man-crush on Odoms.) And of course Pahokee has some bigger dudes, as Ash (DT) demonstrates...
Anyway, we can agree to disagree, but it's a non-issue since I'm sure all we really care about is that we want the men who we recruit to be thrilled to be attending Michigan. Our current team, who I think is expressing an amazing amount of solidarity, is showing that, as are our current recruits. (As am I, since I am originally from California and am thrilled to be here. Ha, it's just too bad I'm not a D-1 athlete, or else I'd recruit like Miller/Hayes and help to develop a Cali pipeline!).
|01/24/2011 - 1:45pm||Richard Ash||
... is from Pahokee and is in last year's class.
|01/24/2011 - 12:38pm||???||
... is my radar off, or are you suggesting we drop our Pahokee pipeline? (?!?!?)
Considering Odoms is one of my favorite players on the team (his tenacity and blocking for a WR reminds me of Hines Ward), dropping a Pahokee pipeline... that is just unfathomable, so I'll assume you mean you'll drink later to having a Pahokee pipeline, yes?
|01/24/2011 - 12:31pm||Thanks||
Thanks for the link - the kid is good!
|01/22/2011 - 7:49pm||Ouch||
That was painful to read.
|01/21/2011 - 6:23pm||A plea for calm over the next few weeks||
ESPN article talking about Westerman flipping from Texas to Auburn has quotes from the man himself:
As has been reiterated around these parts, the late coaching change has hurt Hoke's chances of landing elite talent this year. That being said, I think so far he's doing well in getting good players interested, and some good players are going to sign with us this year. But let's not (completely) freak out this Feb 2nd if we aren't where we all want to be with recruiting, mmmmkay? Let's wait until 2012 to get a good assessment of were Hoke is with recruiting. (Unless, of course, he exceeds expectations in which case party hard and forget sanity.)
/preemptive plea for Feb 2nd sanity
EDIT: This is not saying Keith Heitzman is not an elite player. I don't know anything about him, and for all I know he will be the next Vernon Davis/Dallas Clark/Dwight Freeney/whoever depending on what position he will play, and is not a comment about any of our other current commits. Just a comment in general highlighting what we all know - that late coaching change = difficult to estabish ties to new coaching staff in such a short amount of time.
|01/20/2011 - 8:42pm||ACL||
Especially after another year to recover from his ACL tear. They say it takes two (years) to really get back. I still can't believe he played last year as effectively as he did, I mean, given that he suffered his injury so late in the prior year vs. OSU...
But yeah, I agree, don't sleep on Smith. I like all our backs in one way or another, and can't wait to see what happens.
|01/20/2011 - 9:34am||Accuracy||
When Tate threw it, it always seemed to be between the numbers. I was constantly impressed with his accuracy. But maybe that was because I was comparing him to Threet/Sherridan.
I love Denard, but am not in love with his accuracy. Tate DEFINITELY scrambles too much, and needs to stay in the pocket more. But in 2009 he was a true freshman relying on skills that he was able to devour the competition with in high school, and in 2010 he didn't play much. I am not positive he would have learned to stay in the pocket more as an upperclassman, but his accuracy would not have dissapeared.
|01/20/2011 - 8:58am||This sucks - best wishes to Tate wherever he ends up||
Tate brought tons of excitement to this fanbase, and is one heck of an accurate passer. He's definitely fun to watch on the field. His freshman year yielded many, many "oh no he didn't" moments (good and bad, of course, but so many good ones).
What bums me the most is that he would have been a GERAT asset moving forward with our transition. When reading Brian's assessment of Al Borges' offense, how can you not think of Tate?
Doesn't this suck. Like RR, I wish him nothing but the best and will root for him wherever he ends up (as long as he is not playing us, of course).
|01/19/2011 - 11:56am||Man crush||
... on Molk. Awesome interview.
|01/19/2011 - 10:51am||T-Wolf||
Ooo oo and T-wolf comes back. That alone has to account for a huge jump!
However IF (knock on wood) he doesn't improve our D over the course of a few years, with all his success in the college and pro ranks, then finally I think we can all agree that Shafer wasn't quite the evil many at the time thought he was.
Can't wait to see the effects Mattison will have on the field!
|01/19/2011 - 10:43am||Reflections on the coaching change||
Along with the majority of you, I was angry with how our coaching search transpired. I was frustrated with the delay, the seeming indecision by DB, and the ramifications that resulted, including a decrease in the number of available coaches, the obvious impact on recruits, and the general unease felt amongst the fanbase at our seemingly flailing around in search of a coach.
But I have come to realize, especially with the recent hire of Mattison, that what DB did was the only realistic way that he could have gone. Why do I say that?
Now that the coaching change has been made*, I am more pleased with what has transpired. DB was true to his word in the sense that we are spending more, which must be the case to get Mattison from Baltimore, which I am thrilled with, he seems to be a great hire. Our most important recruit will be in Ann Arbor in 2011 (Denard). And we are going to a 4-3. Woo, I say. Our offense may slip a bit, from excellent to great. But if we trade our special teams and defense from bad to above average in the near term, and great in the long-term, I will take it.
*For the record, I was a fan of the RR hiring. I loved the idea of bringing in a dynamic offense to Ann Arbor, and thought that coupled with our traditionally strong D great things would happen. I was also an advocate of giving RR a 4th year, but as our D continued to stagnate and our special teams showed little signs of improvement, I became more impartial to a change. Now that we have made the change, obviously I am becoming more and more okay with the hire, and am even guardedly optimistic.
|01/10/2011 - 8:34pm||Ridiculous!||
That is complete blasphemy, that Cam's smile can "light up a stadium." Everyone knows that only applies to our one and only (and future he16man) DENAAAAARD
|01/07/2011 - 8:27am||Full support||
Whoever we get, I echo Mike Hart's sentiments:
Yes, even if that means Hoke or Miles.
|11/19/2010 - 11:48am||Better safe than sorry||
I still think it's a cool idea to play at Wrigley field. Yes, it's lame that they have to change sides of the field with each change of possession, but whatever. It's better that than to have a player injured by RUNNING INTO A WALL. (Remember that Houston player who broke his leg on the cart positioned too close to the field? Wall > cart.) It's much, much better that they are being safe, and if I were a player I'd be perfectly fine only playing offense one way if I had a chance to play in a unique environment like Wrigley field.
And yes, for people who are asking how it will work, they are going to have teams change sides of the field for each change of possession:
So wow, everyone relax and just enjoy the game for what it is - a fun game in a unique setting, where people are trying to keep the kids safe.
|10/16/2010 - 8:58pm||Tackling||
Oh. I was sure you were going to make a comment about his being one of the most dependable tacklers on the team.
The multiple penalties are what are sticking out in my mind right now, specifically the drive-killers on offense, not one potential interception.
|10/16/2010 - 2:09pm||Last chance for someone who is not THE KNOWLEDGE to look foolish||
* In the event we don't win, for the love of god let's not have an MGoCommunity meltdown. Iowa is a dang good team with a dang good defense. Just because we held them close last year at their place does not mean we are guaranteed to beat them this year at ours. See State, Michigan. /premature soap box rant
|10/12/2010 - 8:16pm||Wow - dude's a beast||
I love the play at 0:20 where he hits the RB, who just explodes. Seriously. I think he's dead.
|10/04/2010 - 8:20pm||Help me understand||
I've heard that on the board before, that the spread punt formation doesn't lend itself to fakes. But I don't get why that is, and would love to be taught. Because when I saw the formation live, it seemed like we were more susceptible, what with three returners back instead of the usual one. (Prior to the punt I remember thinking, "This is awesome, as long as they don't fake it.") While spread linemen makes rushing the punter easier, it doesn't change the difficulty in making a dump-off pass over the oncoming rushers, so I'm not clear as to why spread punt formations makes fake punts less feasible.
Maybe I just missed my calling as a special teams coordinator.
|10/04/2010 - 8:12pm||In my mind, I guess||
Maybe all my past* cringing during punt returns has made me wary of all special teams play. But you're right, I can't remember any other specific incident, which makes me realize I shouldn't throw around words like 'propensity' if I can't recall another event.
*We're good, folks. We've got that out of our system. Right?
|09/28/2010 - 6:32pm||As well as...||
... great dreads and a great name!
|09/25/2010 - 4:54pm||Thank goodness||
Thought Denard would be ok, but was really worried Shaw and Dorrestein were more seriously hurt. I'll have drink to their recovery.
Great, great game by the Maize and Blue!!