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12/15/2017 - 3:23pm Ewwww....

Licking down the starting job just seems unadvisable.....not to mention unsanitary.

10/23/2016 - 9:48am Slow Your Roll

I went to UM. Proud of it. But comments like that are exactly why people hate us (and should).

We have plenty of UM fans who didn't go to college and college degrees don't equate to "earned" fandom.
Don't waste time being embarrassed for an OSU fan who happens to love his school and wants to share that love online especially when the both of us are taking time to respond about said OSU fan on a thread in a UM fan blog. :-)

Personally, I very much look forward to his video on 11/26. Those tears will be delicious.

04/13/2016 - 10:08pm Good news/Bad news

Bad news - Drake got run over by a forklift.

Good news - He seems to be alright. Thank goodness!

More good news - Harbaugh is experimenting with player cloaking technology that seems to work. You cannot hit what you cannot see (except if you are a forklift apparently). Hugh Freeze was right - out of the box thinker that Harbaugh is.

04/13/2016 - 8:08pm Absolutely correct!

Seriously Magnus, let's leave the talent evaluations to the coaches or anybody who happens to run a Michigan recruiting site that specializes in talent evaluations. 

Uh, wait a second....

01/30/2016 - 1:52am A moment of silence...

...for the words (and punctuation) and time we wasted together tonight debating punctuation and their relation to actual football playing homo sapiens.

You were a worthy adversary my friend.

But my final point follows here...

...

01/30/2016 - 1:43am Respectfully disagree...

From the punctuation guide:

"The em dash is perhaps the most versatile punctuation mark. Depending on the context, the em dash can take the place of commas, parentheses, or colons—in each case to slightly different effect. "

Not Gary but another blue chipper.....
Substitute "em dash" with "Jabrill Peppers"

Commas = Nickelback
parentheses = Running Back
Colons = punt returner

Em dash is Jabrill, Jabrill is Em Dash.......
Cue the mind blown gif....

01/30/2016 - 1:28am Ellipses

The 5th ranked punctuation mark...
According to buzzfeed...

http://www.buzzfeed.com/emmyf/a-definitive-ranking-of-punctuation-marks…

Hmmm...

Massively underrated...
Should easily be a 5 star punctuation mark...
Good pad level but possible commitment issues for never finishing their...

01/30/2016 - 1:18am Some may laugh but.....

.....if Fuller actually does commit to Michigan, I say you should have th inside track to the next open Michigan insider position at a paid service.

Sorry Alum96, WD, or Magnus......this kid is next.....

Not only that, you may have opened up the next gen treasure trove of recruiting info......Xbox live.....
I guess the revolution will be televised after all......

12/20/2015 - 8:17pm Double post

Double posting for dramatic effect.....see below.....

12/20/2015 - 8:16pm Counterpunt

You keep bringing up that PSU game.
PSU scored 24 points in regulation.
Your brought up Hackenberg........
QBR for the game 53.1 which tells you his stats are overinflated. 72 yards and a TD of his stats came from one pass which was on a 3rd and 12 early in the game.

I would say that BC did a pretty good job against PSU if you take that one pass out of the equation it took almost 50 other passes to get 300 yards passing including OT.

Michael Brewer's QBR was 33.1.

This is all pretty meaningless though since we can't really judge a DC based on a few games otherwise, we should have fired Durkin after OSU.

Sometimes we look for stats to back up our opinion and ignore stats that may tell a different story. Perhaps, fans of this move are doing the same. But it seems an awful lot like you are trying to find fault in this hire by any means necessary. Finally, we need to consider relational stats......we do need to consider what he gets out of what he has. Not fair to compare apples to apples for a guy like Durkin at UF vs a guy like Brown at BC. I don't think ANYONE can argue this guy has overachieved to a major degree with the talent he's had.

Respectfully.....

10/03/2015 - 7:49pm Can't agree more....

Rudock is giving us more than we got at the position last year. For sure.
However, when most of the superlatives thrown around about him revolve around the fact he hasn't "been that bad ", it'll be nice to have a QB back there that has the potential to be more than "not that bad".

I'm talking to you John O'Korn, Brandon Peters, Vicious Vic, Zach Gentry, or maybe Shane Morris!

But for next year, I do think there is more than a remote chance that Taysom Hill is the QB I he decides to come back (at age 26!) thanks to his relationship with Harbaugh and the prestige of the b-school, until he gets hurt and O'Korn can take us home. That would be really interesting......

The O-line still worries me this year but the biggest question mark to me remains QB.

10/03/2015 - 12:14am Come on, Harbaugh farts

Come on, Harbaugh farts too!

He just farts excellence.....with an exuberance unknown to mankind.

01/08/2015 - 1:32pm Here's the video

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-videos/0ap3000000455434/Jim-Harbaugh-on-R…

Enjoy!

11/04/2014 - 1:20pm Quiz Bowl

Looks like Michigan is taking the whole "Harvard - Michigan of the East" thing literally....Schlissel graduated from Princeton and MIT.  This guy came from Williams College (previous home of future bball legend Duncan Robinson) and is now at Dartmouth.

Hell of a start to a quiz bowl team for Michigan leadership....

My take is.... I just want someone who is a smart and willing to listen, strong but not too headstrong to push through iniatitives without input or consideration of other options.  You don't need a big name AD.  Give me the smartest guy in the room....

08/09/2014 - 7:51pm Double post

Double post - Jabrill is awesome.  That is all.

08/09/2014 - 7:49pm Jabrill is about to be unleashed....video evidence yesterday

Here is some more board healing.....Jabrill Peppers and his fully functional ACL along with Ty Isaac returning punts.  

Makes me think of th Emporer:

Now witness the firepower of this fully armed and operational (insert word here).....

Word bank: Punt Return, Special Teams, Jabrill Peppers, Battle Station....

http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2014/08/video_jabrill_peppers_and_ty_i.html

08/08/2014 - 9:32am Am I the only one....

....that thinks you are a total d-bag for that comment? I'm not the most PC person in the world but really? Imagine if we were talking about African Americans with that comment. Would the board be so accepting of that?

Sorry for the rant, just some disappointment with you and the board to some extent for not calling you out.

06/11/2014 - 5:49pm Based on limited evidence.....

....namely this blurb from http://www.sportsxchange.com/showcase/draftscout.php?pyid=119888, not sure why he would transfer.....probably would have played a lot in a great system for him. Guessing there are non-football reasons. Good luck to him nonetheless.....

04/13/14 - Tre Roberson watched Nate Sudfeld dazzle Indiana's coaches all spring. It was Roberson's turn Saturday. The junior quarterback ran 65 yards for one touchdown, threw 16 yards on a scramble for another and hooked up with Shane Wynn for completions of 56 and 59 yards, leading the cream past the crimson 24-14 in Saturday's annual spring game. A year ago, the big question was whether Roberson could regain his form after missing most of 2012 with a broken left leg. Having a full offseason to focus on football, rather than rehab, has changed everything. "It helps a lot with helping to be myself," he said. "Last year, I was a little slow in thinking, so it helps out a lot."
Roberson certainly looked the part, going 10 of 22 for 176 yards with one TD and one interception and running seven times for 66 yards and a score. Selling coach Kevin Wilson on a full-time starter after rotating quarterbacks the last three years won't be easy - especially with Nate Sudfeld in the mix. He appeared to have the better spring, but wasn't his usually efficient self Saturday. Sudfeld finished 29 of 40 for 273 yards with one touchdown but was picked off twice and stopped on downs twice. He take the crimson 92 yards for a score in the first half and hooked up with Myles Graham on a 12-yard TD pass midway through the fourth. - AP Sports

04/29/2014 - 9:53pm Great detailed description...

Thanks for your great analysis as always.  Always appreciate it!  

As with every recruit, there are different opinions and I respect yours.

However,  a few different opinions from a few sources though about his arm:

SCOUT

STRENGTHS
 Accuracy / Consistency
 Arm Strength
 Mental Toughness
AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT
 Size
Has the arm to make all the throws. Mechanics can still use polishing, but he has good velocity on his passes, shows excellent timing and is very accurate. Shows the ability to make tough throws into coverage and has great touch down the field. Shows calm under pressure and lead several late game winning drives and has been in big game situations. May not have ideal dropback QB height, but is a gamer and a winner. - Allen Trieu

ESPN:

STRENGTHS: Malzone is a pocket passer who will make quick decisions with the football and handle pressure in front of him. Gets to drop point quickly and in balance. Shows the ability to be in balance on the run to get the ball out quickly. ... AREAS OF IMPROVEMENT: Moves well in the pocket but may not be a threat to extend a lot of plays with his feet. ... BOTTOM LINE: Malzone has good arm strength and accuracy from within the pocket. May need to grow a few inches but could be a Division I prospect in time.

And less "professional" , less reliable reviews (focus on arm strength only):

http://panthersprey.blogspot.com/2014/02/2015-pitt-football-recruiting-…

The last of the elite possibilities is 6'2" 190 pound Alex Malzone of Brother Rice HS in Bloomfield, MI. Coming from the most dominant program in Michigan, he's a winner, but there's more than that. The thing that jumps out the most about him is his arm. The ball absolutely jumps from of his hand effortlessly. That means his mechanics are impressive, too.  And that arm strength comes in a 190 pound package. Once he gets bigger and stronger his arm will become even better. The good news for Pitt is that since he's not big, he may not get a lot of big time offers. He already holds offers from seven MAC programs, but bigger programs will offer once they see him throw in person. He did throw at Michigan, and got raves. He is under consideration for a Wolverine offer, and is also being monitored by the likes of Michigan State, Penn State, and Ohio State. But he did visit Pitt on junior day recently and said it was the best place he's been to.

http://elitesportsnetwork.com/state/pa/news/117

Alex is a clutch player and rose to the occasion each week against quality competition. Teams knew he was a big time player and they were still unable to slow him down. His poise and confidence in the pocket are qualities that the great quarterbacks possess. His arm strength and accuracy are what is getting him national attention. 

04/29/2014 - 9:41pm Great post....

I think your comments match what a lot of scouting reports say.

He's not an elite runner and may be on the short side (about 6'1").  

But good arm, high football IQ, quick decision maker, prides himself on making good reads, very accurate.  Sounds exactly what we have lacked the past couple years although athleticism from our QBs have carried us at times.

MSU seems to have gotten a really good one in Lewerke.  Malzone vs. Lewerke would be a heck of match-up in a couple years.

04/29/2014 - 5:07pm True...

But based on Malzone's recent performances at a regional and national level, he is definitely due an upgrade and should trend up. I would be surprised if he wasn't a consensus 4 star by all services by year end.

04/29/2014 - 5:03pm Which they have done....

They've sent out quite a few QB offers already, and just watched Malzone throw among others. Like I said, if there is a better option out there that has indicated HIGH interest, terrific. But QB is not the position to extend the evaluation process out for too long. I have a personal preference for the kid but if the staff likes someone better that is close to committing, let's put the full court press on right now.

Sounds like if he is visiting this week, he very well may be their choice. In my non-expert opinion, I think he'll be a terrific QB. Otherwise, this entire thread can be used years down the row as a heaping helping of crow.

04/29/2014 - 4:25pm Respectfully....

Waiting is NOT beneficial when it comes to QBs, especially if you have a SOLID option like Malzone who, from what's being said, is a bird in hand....

Even if we fall in love with another QB in a few months, most likely that QB WON'T be an option because he's already committed somewhere else or already has relationships with schools that already offered.

 

 

04/29/2014 - 4:19pm I've got dirt on them....

My secretly recorded conversation with this "old guard" you talk about:

OG: It's the world! You go to 11W, the low pointers are just treated like dogs.

Me: So do you have to treat them like that too?

OG: The low pointers, there's low pointers and lotsa pointers, do you understand?

Me: And are the low pointers less than the lotsa pointers?

OG: A hundred percent, fifty, a hundred percent.

Me: And is that right?

OG: It isn't a question—we don't evaluate what's right and wrong, we live in a society. We live in a culture. We have to live within that culture.

Me: But shouldn't we take a stand for what's wrong? And be the change and the difference?

OG: I don't want to change the culture, because I can't. It's too big and too [unknown].

Me: But you can change yourself.

OG: I don't want to change. If MGoBloggers can't do what I want, I don't want the MGoBlogger. I'll find a MGoBlogger that will do what I want! Believe me. I thought you were that MGoBlogger—because I tried to do what you want. But you're not that MGoBlogger.

01/22/2014 - 3:29pm TOTALLY wrong.....

College Football Playoff Semi-final 1/1/2015

College Football Title Game 1/12/2015

So, yeah, 1/13/2015, it will stop.

But then again....4/6/15 NCAA basketball title game....UM will need to repeat so.......

4/7/15, it will stop....
Maybe.
Don't make me look up 2015 NCAA softball championship dates!

01/11/2014 - 8:05pm Jeff Jones? Uh yes please....

So totally agree, Enwere was dropped for a shot at Jones as it should be. I know some people weren't impressed by his highlights but if you check out his HUDL senior highlights......my word. I thought they were insane (or maybe I am which is possible).

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1060518/highlights/116003375?autoplay=1

44 TDs and averaged 9 yards a carry. Combined, Damien Harris and Jones combined for 89(!) TDs last year. Yeah, it's HS and different level of competition but damn........

01/11/2014 - 7:44pm Better yet.....

A surgical rocket scientist.......
I'm sure Fred Jackson created that description at some point.

08/31/2013 - 4:27pm 1st quarter

Michigan defense 1
Michigan offense 0

Our O is getting by through superior talent and not execution. Smelling a much better 2nd quarter.....

08/26/2013 - 5:57pm What about Joe Reynolds?

When I think sleeper, I think walk-on (like Glasgow) or more like former walk-ons like Glasgow and Reynolds.  However, a walk-on at a skill position is even more rare.

Just by virtue of lack of depth, you have to think Joe Reynolds is a sleeper.

Decent speed, decent height, might be a deep threat.

Or what about Jeremy Jackson.  6-3, might be a decent red zone target?

OK, I'm streching but playing time equals opportunity and Reynolds and Jackson may get a lot of it this year.  Hoke singled both out as having improved and both have apparently looked decent this spring.  So, those are my vote(s).

08/25/2013 - 7:37pm Worst part is....

...he was playing on a one year restricted free agent tender and would have been in line for a nice contract extension from the G-men or in unrestricted free agency after this year.

He is only making around $2M (yeah, only but who knows what his shelf life is) this year so this could cost him dearly.

Here's hoping for a strong recovery and an awesome 2014 season that finally leads to that big pay day.

08/25/2013 - 7:20pm So, we don't have the biggest running back.....

Meet David Fangupo, Hawaii's newest running back....

Yeah, that's 350 pounds of pure awesome with speed to boot....

Yet, even with great speed for somebody over 100 pounds overweight, I'm guessing he doesn't possess Green's 4.4 (?) speed. 

Green will be fine....

08/25/2013 - 7:16pm This!

Couldn't agree more with Magnus' comment.

Totally ridiculous to base opinions on Green on a listed weight and a couple carries shown on CTK. 

I also think Smith could be a stud but I'm still as excited about Green as I was when he committed. 

08/25/2013 - 7:11pm Now we know why you're smiling Prescott....

 

 

 

 

08/25/2013 - 7:06pm Shane NEEDS to play like no other.....

But I wouldn't play him unless we have a 3 TD lead with at most 10 minutes to play.

If he is indeed our #2, he needs experience and he needs as many snaps as possible.  This season could get ugly if he has to play and doesn't have real snaps under his belt.

08/25/2013 - 7:03pm I agree with those

who say it's too early.  If the season ended now, it's definitely Scherzer, without a question.

The 2011 or 2012 Verlander? No question, it's JV.  2013 Verlander even if you give him some extra credit for long term resume, JV is #2.

And I also agree that he's not a lock for the #2 right now.  T

Guess the post-season ERA/WHIP:

4.22 ERA/1.24 WHIP

1.77 ERA/0.98 WHIP

Sanchez is the latter although in fewer starts plus JV was rocked in 2006 as a rookie so the stats are misleading but still.....

 

08/25/2013 - 6:54pm So, now he could follow in these footsteps....

(if he moved to the secondary)

Isn't that Berkley Edwards brother on the right?

 

08/25/2013 - 6:48pm Whoops....

Sorry about that....brain fart, feels like yesterday with Martin.

So, I take it back, DL - definitely not worse if the only losses are Roh and Campbell.

And yes, slew of young talent might mean we might ACTUALLY have a pass rush.

Thanks for the correction.

 

08/25/2013 - 6:10pm How awesome is it....

....when 3 other players (so far) are mentioned as surprises as captain omissions?

Gallon, Gardner, Gordon....

At least 7 potential captains.....nice problem to have.

08/25/2013 - 5:59pm Hmmm....

Wonder if Devin yielded to Cam Gordon this year being that they were old HS teamates and all knowing this is his team in 2014.

Probably not....just taking a shot in the dark.

This team definitely doesn't have a leadership problem!

08/25/2013 - 5:42pm I guess what matters is....

.....how do we compare to last year.  That really is the only barometer to go off of.

QB - Better.  Devin is more experienced and fits the offense.  Depth is a concern but could Shane be worse than Bellomy was last year?

RB - Better.  Fitz is back.  Green/Smith/Rawls/Johnson/Hayes are a much better supporting group.

TE - Better.  Funchess and Butt plus a better offense for Funchess.

WR - ???? Who knows.  Gallon and Dileo are back.  Roundtree and technically Gardner are missing.  Reynolds/Chesson/Jackson/Norfleet  - depends on their level of improvement

OL - Better Lewan is back, supporting cast is better.

LB - Worse for now.  Losing Ryan hurts but he will be back (hopefully).  Will he be the same though?  Ross will be even better and there is a solid rotation.  Once the old Ryan returns, this turns to a "better".

DL - Probably a bit worse.  Hard to replace Martin, Roh, and even Campbell.  Some freaks out there but unproven. Upside is high.

Secondary - Better.  Despite the loss of Kovacs, Countess is back and there are a slew of talented newcomers. 

Special Teams - Pretty much the same.  A full season of Norfleet at KR/PR will be interesting.

So, yeah, I'm excited for this year.  Improved at most positions and most importantly stability at QB within the system could lead to a special year.  2014 could be even better.

 

 

08/24/2013 - 4:21pm I'm most excited about...

...the secondary. That's always been a question other than pass rush and I can't help but think it will be vastly improved. We've he major questions in the secondary the past two seasons but still had decent Ds so I'm anxious to see what the overall D looks like.

Now about that pass rush.....

08/23/2013 - 8:50pm Heavy in the RB space? Another Green weight knock? Come on man! Green is a beastly photon torpedo of muscle. Fournette, well, if he wants in to the beastly photon torpedo of muscle club, I guess we can let him in.....if he's decent that is.
08/23/2013 - 4:26pm So we do get....

...Damon Webb. Just a year later.....

Sounds a lot like Webb to me. And the intangibles sound like they are through the roof on this kid. 2016 with Peppers and Crawford will be special.

08/22/2013 - 3:02pm Bigger, better solution....

Lets bring back Dan Gibbs, put him at QB. Has the height to see over defenses and won't go down easily. Jared Lorenzen was effective right?

On a related note, why don't hockey teams find the biggest human being they can find, put goalie pads on them, and put them in goal and act as basically an impenetrable wall? Seriously, I never undstood why this doesn't happen unless there is a rule on how big a goalie can be.

Anybody?

08/01/2013 - 5:34pm No, this is a TOTAL surprise...

Not sure where people aren't surprised by this one.

Just a couple weeks ago, UMHoops had an article about Looney http://www.umhoops.com/2013/07/15/kevon-looney-i-could-be-next-at-michigan/ where he stated "he could be next" at Michigan referring to GRIII.

From the article:

Looney maintains what he calls a “pretty good” relationship with Michigan’s coaching staff, saying John Beilein contacts him about twice a week.

One aspect of Looney’s recruitment that can’t be overlooked is the importance of retaining assistant coach LaVall Jordan, who was being strongly considered for the Butler head coaching job. Looney said Jordan is the coach he has the best relationship with and that he was glad to hear he was returning to the team.

“That’s big,” Looney said of Jordan returning. “He’s the assistant that’s been recruiting me, so I have probably the best relationship with him. That’s big.”

That and this: http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2013/07/analyst_michigan_and_duke_lead.html.

Again, just a couple weeks ago.....so, yeah, I'm a bit surprised.  It went from "I could be next" at Michigan and a two horse race between UM and Duke to, not in the top 5.

 

08/01/2013 - 5:18pm So hypothetical question for everybody.....

For a long time, Parrker Westphal (100% 247 Crystal Ball) and Montae Nicholson (93% 247 Crystal Ball) have been considered Michigan leans.

There is also JuJu Smith and Adoree Jackson lurking around although definite longshots, especially Jackson.

IF, and a big IF, Lattimore and Smith are the rumored DBs that may or may not be committing this week.....would you rather have those two and close out our DB recruiting (and keep them out of OSU hands)?

Or would you rather have Westphal and Nicholson (and/or keep open the remote possibility of one of the West Coast blue chippers)?

Again, I'm assuming landing Lattimore and Smith would close out DB recruiting.

I'm torn.  I like Westphal and Nicholson but stealing two Glenville kids, especially a 5 star one is enticing.

 

07/21/2013 - 8:12pm So yeah.....

.....looks like its definitely going down now.
Hyde stops tweeting, his roommate removes a tweet about Hyde not being there, more OSU fans are confirming it.....

That said, I really don't think this is a cause for excitement. I'm guessing the kid, er, man, is kicked off the team. But the tragic thing is that its another male athlete, OSU or not, that physically assaulted a woman.

It's not an indictment on OSU or Meyer, its an indictment on the fact that schools like OSU have to put huge signs about respecting women.....and that athletes still don't.

07/11/2013 - 3:41pm Yeah....

....I gotta agree. Heck, every kid with a brain tumor can name their tumor "Michigan" and beat it and that could become the universal standard treatment for all kids with brain tumors and I would have absolutely NO problem with it.

It's actually a pretty awesome story......if a Michigan fan names their tumor "buckeye" and beat it.....just as awesome. Beating a tumor is awesome. Calling out buckeye behavior for this kid is not.....

07/11/2013 - 3:33pm So the Shea Patterson comment.....

"Right now I am committed to Arizona, and if I don't hear anything from any other school for the next three years I will be happy to go to Arizona, but since we moved things have been different," he said.

It's like the long term deal you make with a single female friend who is more a solid 5 while you wait for at least a 7 to marry. "If you and I are still single when we're 40......"

06/29/2013 - 4:51pm Wow....first time I've read extensive camp comments....

...and saw nothing negative. Ok, so color me skeptical at first but no longer. Very excited about this pick up. The reasons for the lack of offers make perfect sense.