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10/23/2017 - 12:54pm Well Manziel did win the

Well Manziel did win the Heisman in college, Jared Goff was the #1 overall pick, and Will Grier has thrown for nearly 4x as many yards as our leading passer. Grier might be a stretch; but relatively they most definitely are incredible compared to what we’ve gotten at the position the last 5-10 years.

10/23/2017 - 11:56am My top choices:
1. Jedd Fisch

My top choices:

1. Jedd Fisch (UCLA) seems like the best realistic candidate. Familiar with the players, schemes already in place. Most likely to be a seamless transition.

2. Jake Spavital (West Virginia), granted he’s very very spread/air raid oriented but he’s coached and developed some incredible QBs having worked w/ Manziel, Jared Goff, Will Grier. I think he could do a lot to help our inept passing game.

3. Jonathan Smith (Washington), doubt he’d come, as he seems likely to take over at Oregon State, and even then Washington to Michigan isn’t a big enough step up to ensure it’d happen. That being said, he’d be a tremendous hire.

Other possibilities...
- Eli Drinkwitz (NCSU)
- Mike Bloomgren (Stanford)
- TJ Weist (USF)
- Jeff Scott (Clemson)
- Kevin Sumlin (Texas A&M)

10/23/2017 - 12:12am If anyone wants to give away

If anyone wants to give away / sell at a discounted rate, tickets against Rutgers this weekend, shoot me an email at [email protected]

Would love to get a chance to take my boy to his first game in the Big House, even if it is against Rutgers.

10/17/2017 - 6:21pm Not sure it’s fair to blame

Not sure it’s fair to blame QBs, especially dual threat types for wanting to play for Urban Meyer. Now WR and TE? Most definitely.

10/16/2017 - 5:29pm I mean freshman WRs do

I mean freshman WRs do usually have to make quite an adjustment. I mean a guy like DPJ for example, is so physically dominant in high school games that the game plan can regress to “Just throw a fade to that guy”. Collegiate WRs need to learn a much bigger route tree and be able to dissect coverages which often have different implications for the type of route to run. It can be a difficult adjustment for some.

10/16/2017 - 5:23pm Yeah perhaps, I mean I’m

Yeah perhaps, I mean I’m totally fine with it. He’s always had a fantastic passing game which I’m sure most would agree we could use some improvement to.

10/16/2017 - 2:35am Also if they can workout

Also if they can workout their different lreferences (Frey preferring zone, Drevno preferring gap scheme) there is no reason they both couldn’t stay. Drevno can keep the title of run game Coordinator. I’m pretty sure they get a new coaching slot this offseason, so Fisch would have a spot.

However, if we do fire Drevno, and Fisch is not coming back, then I want Jake Spavital for OC.

10/14/2017 - 2:36pm Jake Spavital please

Jake Spavital please

10/09/2017 - 3:32pm So some possibilities on what

So some possibilities on what they could do...

Cole seems likely to stay at LT, especially given the lack of capable, yet alone good options at tackle in general. So I doubt he moves.

Bredeson could be kicking out to RT, especially if he had been competing with Newsome for LT last year, it would likely suggest that he’s capable of sliding out to RT. The big issue here is that after having played guard for so long, the transition out to OT (where you have a much different type of pass protection, far more vertically based than maintaining integrity of the pocket) could be a bit ugly initially. Hopefully he can make it.

Spenallis will probably get a shot to start if Bredeson kicks out, also would imagine Runyan Jr will have a chance, either replacing Onwenu entirely or at LG.

Center could be a change to Ruiz but I don’t think Kugler has played that bad that they need to swap him out. Perhaps they could slide him to RG if Ruiz feels more comfortable at center, but who knows.

RT is anyone’s guess. Bushel-Beatty, Runyan Jr, Ulizio, Filiaga, Stueber all could be options.

10/08/2017 - 2:24pm Also it would not seem like a

Also it would not seem like a good idea to have no veteran presence at QB, even if someone else is starting. I think for that reason is sufficient enough that he’ll be back regardless.

10/01/2017 - 4:20am “Very soft pass rush” is

“Very soft pass rush” is quite the understatement. They are literally starting an undersized, sophomore walk-on DE from a division 6 Michigan high school football team...that’s very bad. Very very bad.

10/01/2017 - 4:18am Unnecessarily detailed game

Unnecessarily detailed game predictions:

- Speight is healthy and gets the start.
- Sparty blitzes a crap ton and manages to disorient Michigan’s offense for the first half, Michigan goes into half up 7-6 after two Sparty field goals, and a 43-yard Chris Evans touchdown run.
- Second half, Michigan O starts to move the ball, settles for some field goals to go into the 4th up 13-6.
- 4th Quarter, Lewerke manages to scramble around and find an open Receiver for a big TD, brings it to 13-13.
- Michigan puts together a long touchdown drive, 20-13.
- Sparty responds with a field goal w/ 4:00 mins left, 20-16.
- Michigan kicks one more field goal with 1:23 left, 23-16.
- Lewerke’s pass is picked off by Lavert Hill to seal the game. Hail to the Victors.

09/28/2017 - 10:37pm Potentially could have Currie

Potentially could have Currie reclassify to 2019, as he originally was. This would probably only be if both Castleton and Locke wanted in.

09/26/2017 - 5:02pm I think Tony Levine would

I think Tony Levine would actually be an interesting guy to look at for a staff position if something opened up this offseason. I actually think he'd be a great guy to go after if Drevno took a HC job this offseason, move Frey to OL then bring in Levine as TE coach. He's still fairly young at only 44. Would definitely be a solid assistant coach addition.

09/25/2017 - 12:58pm Yeah I'd agree. But I'm

Yeah I'd agree. But I'm pretty sure A&M's athletic department is still one of the richest, so all I'm saying is that A&M still will be able to get into some sort of bidding war with UCLA is Kelly was considering coming back. Other issues is there aren't as many big names. No Tom Herman's yet.

09/25/2017 - 10:36am Also, I don't think they'll

Also, I don't think they'll make another run at DTR. Michigan already has 2 QB commitments now, so unless someone decommits they're probably good.

09/25/2017 - 10:35am As far as this season goes, I

As far as this season goes, I think Mora is capable of hanging on for one more season. He has Josh Rosen who's been absolutely unbelievable so far this year, even just a little improvement from the defense is going to win them some games.

Also, there don't seem to be a ton of top coaching candidates the way there was the last few years. Now sure maybe some will emerge and what not, but if you're UCLA who are you even gonna get to replace him? Chip Kelly seems like the only big name guy and I doubt UCLA can pay more than Texas A&M can.

I would guess that Mora survives this season, starts of next year 0-3 or something like that and ends up getting fired on the tarmac after an away game.

09/15/2017 - 9:02pm That question is a little

That question is a little hard to answer without a little more context, but probably no, they wouldn't benefit that much for relative for a 12-0 team. However, it seems very unlikely that it's ever at the point where there are 4 12-0 teams pushing for the playoffs...this isn't D3 Football.

09/11/2017 - 9:20pm Saw on the 247 Crystal Ball

Saw on the 247 Crystal Ball page today that 5* DE Micah Parsons (PA) got ballz'd to Nebraska by Steve Wiltfong (usually very reliable). Anyone have an idea how that happened?

07/30/2017 - 11:32pm Based on the preview scenes,

Based on the preview scenes, looks a lot like the move will be to hit the Lannister-Tarly force in the open field with the Dothraki horde. 50K Dothraki screamers will be quite the task for Randyl Tarly and Jaime (who's becoming quite the tactician)

07/30/2017 - 11:29pm I don't think it was the

I don't think it was the Tyrell's who had 100K, I think it was Renly's army in season 2 that had 100K which would include a large amount of bannermen from the Stormlands. So it's quite possible that the Tyrell force was less than 1/2 of that (if it was just the Tyrell's and not all of their bannermen such as the Tarly's).

Could be wrong but I don't think the tyrell's were 100K on their own.

07/27/2017 - 1:35am I'd imagine they'd take both

I'd imagine they'd take both Muhammad and Ford still even with Schoonmaker in the fold now. It'd be hard to see them turning away someone like Muhammad or Ford, even with small numbers. Especially since they didn't take a TE last year.

07/22/2017 - 4:18pm There's only one way this can

There's only one way this can all go down...

Michigan State has another terrible season, fires Mark Dantonio, hires Lane Kiffin.

07/16/2017 - 11:19am 5 Predictions for the

Or Mike Chiaverini to make it more interesting

07/16/2017 - 11:18am 5 Predictions for the

5 Predictions for the season...

1. Michigan goes 11-1, losing only against Wisconsin. They do however, still win the East, given that they hold the tie breakers over both OSU and Penn State.

2. Wilton Speight ends up throwing for just short of 3,000 yards and throws 27 TD passes. He declares for the draft and goes in the late 2nd or earlier 3rd.

3. Leading rusher by the end of the season will be Karan Higdon.

4. Jon Runyan Jr wins the starting RT spot, and the OL opens with a line-up of Cole-Bredeson-Kugler-Onwenu-Runyan Jr

5. Tim Drevno leaves after this season to take a head coaching job at some other school. He is replaced by Mike Bloomgren (Stanford).

07/10/2017 - 11:12am Really?

Really? I'm actually a big fan of Littlefinger, he makes the show quite a bit more interesting. Always scheming on something behind the scenes.

06/01/2017 - 12:21pm I mean yeah, it's still there

I mean yeah, it's still there to some degree, but that degree is getting less and less. For example, even if you can see a strong side rush coming you still need guys who can stop a strong side rush in pass pro.

My point is, Filiaga doesn't seem like a tackle to me, either at left or right, I think his lack of foot speed would kill him at tackle. Hope I'm wrong. Stueber is probably your better bet to play RT this year amongst freshman OL.

05/29/2017 - 9:34am I think Babb and Ruckert end

I think Babb and Ruckert end up as OSU, but I hope you're right. Good list.

05/28/2017 - 10:03pm The distinction between right

The distinction between right and left tackle isn't really that big anymore. And against teams like OSU who can put great ends on both sides, that distinction is practically non-existent. Need tremendous pass blocking from both tackles in those cases. Filiaga is too slow, needs to play on the inside.

05/08/2017 - 8:34pm Do the visits count the same

Do the visits count the same as the fall official visits? For example, did they just approve a change of when the recruits can take their 5 official visits, or did they also expand it to allow additional summer official visits?

05/05/2017 - 11:21pm There would've been something

There would've been something poetic about Steven Threet ending up a decent college QB under Harbaugh...then gets drafted by the Bears and returns to the Threet we knew

05/05/2017 - 11:21pm There would've been something

There would've been something poetic about Steven Threet ending up a decent college QB under Harbaugh...then gets drafted by the Bears and returns to the Threet we knew

05/05/2017 - 11:06pm Devin Gardner for sure. If

Devin Gardner for sure. If Harbaugh can make Kaep perform that well, I'd love to see him work with Gardner.

05/05/2017 - 9:20pm The answer is either Charles

The answer is either Charles Woodson or Jake Long. If not you're wrong.

04/23/2017 - 10:42pm He's going to end up in

He's going to end up in Columbus.

04/23/2017 - 10:42pm Either Shough or Milton now,

Either Shough or Milton now, though I'd be fine seeing them try and flip Theo Day from Sparty if they felt needed

04/18/2017 - 2:34pm I'd guess that either...
A.)

I'd guess that either...

A.) The staff thinks they're going to land their top targets as is, and do not see Sampson as a top target.

B.) The staff does not believe he is either a fit, either schematically or numbers wise with a small class. We already have Emiyor who has the ability to slide in at center if need be.

C.) There are some issues/concerns the staff may have that we may not know about.

D.) The staff is confident they could flip him late and so want to wait and explore other options initially then fall back here if they miss.

At the end of the day, I am a bit confused why he wasn't pursued more, but not up to me so hope the staff has some studs lined up.

04/16/2017 - 5:27pm I see this as a fairly good

I see this as a fairly good thing, at least with Mustapha Muhammad trending Michigan. To further explain, I feel like if Jordan had committed to somewhere like UCLA then that would've practically secured DTR to UCLA as well, now obviously the best case would've been both Brevin and DTR to Michigan, but at least it removes a potential incentive from playing on a mediocre UCLA team for DTR.

04/16/2017 - 1:14pm I'd guess either QB #3 from

I'd guess either QB #3 from Virginia or QB #18 from IN who do not in fact represent real life players.

04/12/2017 - 11:13pm Gotta agree with that. I mean

Gotta agree with that. I mean he just visited Ohio State as well toward the beginning of the month, and now cancelling a second Michigan visit to go to another school you just recently visited, he's a Buckeye for sure.

04/08/2017 - 11:47am Sure, burn Florida's the type

Sure, but Florida's the type of school where a good season or two immediately launches them right back towards the top of the pack down there in terms of recruiting. Florida is a destination job for a lot of coaches, a place where a coach has a shot at building a dynasty. They may be down right now, but they won't stay there.

04/07/2017 - 11:38pm Well I mean for a school like

Well I mean for a school like Florida they should probably be pushing top 5 every year. I mean look at all the top talent in Florida...this past class their top recruit was Tedderrel Slaton, who they pretty much got because Michigan passed on him.

I think Franks looked solid. If he's their starter he could maybe be an issue with a new starter at practically every position on defense. I doubt this will be like the last encounter we had with the Gators

03/23/2017 - 6:40pm 70-69, Michigan wins on a

70-69, Michigan wins on a Walton buzzer beater.

03/17/2017 - 1:24pm Absolutely cannot wait for

Absolutely cannot wait for Bayern vs Madrid. Such a great matchup #MiaSanMia

02/22/2017 - 11:32pm I agree. I'd say dumping

I agree. I'd say dumping Jackson is a better way to go. The Pistons do still have some potential, mostly in that Drummond is still young and still can go one way or the other within the next two years or so. Trading Jackson doesn't mean a full blown rebuild, trading Drummond & KCP does. I say trade Jackson, make one more shot at improving past an 8 seed next year then if not blow it up.

02/10/2017 - 11:39pm While landing top players is

While landing top players is always fun, I very much doubt that a graduated walk-on long snapper can provide us the ins to land the top 2 players in Idaho....granted, it is Idaho, sound weird things are bound to happen.

02/09/2017 - 5:20pm No, but Urban Meyer seems to

No, but Urban Meyer seems to be landing everyone from Ohio...and 3 of the top 10 Ohio players this year are already committed to Michigan State. Michigan already had commitments from Antwuan Johnson and Leonard Taylor but both decommitted and don't seem likely to end up in the class again. Michigan is recruiting much more nationally under Harbaugh, therefore making Ohio less of a priority compared to landings guys from CA, NJ, FL, GA or TX.

02/06/2017 - 5:06pm I feel McCall is just as

I feel McCall is just as likely to end up at MSU or Tennessee as is Michigan. Definitely wouldn't be surprised if the landed him, but I just didn't include him because I don't think they get him in the end.

As for Brevin Jordan, wanted a bit of a wildcard guess in there, so I picked a top TE they have a shot at. Didn't want to be too conservative on the projections.

02/06/2017 - 1:17pm Gonna go ahead and project

Gonna go ahead and project this class to Michigan:

3* QB Theo Day (MI)
4* RB Markese Stepp (IN)
4* TE Brevin Jordan (NV)
4* TE/WR Will Mallory (FL)
4* OT Antwan Reed (MI)
4* OT Nicholas Petit-Frere (FL)
2* OT Daniel Faalele (FL)
4* OG Emil Eyikor (IN)

4* DE Aidan Hutchinson (MI)
4* DE Nick Bonitto (FL)
4* DT Michael Thompson (MO)
4* DT Tyler Friday (NJ)
3* LB Kolin Demens (MI)
4* CB Kalon Gervin (MI)
4* S Otis Reese (GA)

01/31/2017 - 10:00pm Wiltfong just Ballz'd Becton

Wiltfong just Ballz'd Becton to Louisville so who knows here???