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10/19/2013 - 9:22pm Totally disagree. Him and

Totally disagree. Him and Lewis have been very good in coverage. They haven't finished by batting down passes but they've been in great position. Think they'll both play a lot by the end of this season.

10/05/2013 - 5:49pm He's been hesitant and danced

He's been hesitant and danced too much. Today, combined with good blocking, he has gotten upfield and it's working much better

10/05/2013 - 5:05pm This is one of the few

This is one of the few reasonable thoughts here. This team isn't really playing that poorly. Some good to build on definitely

09/14/2013 - 7:54pm This is maybe the biggest

This is maybe the biggest overraction I've seen. Chill out, was a terrible game but we will be fine.

09/14/2013 - 2:24pm The nose tackles play well

The nose tackles play well against the run. They just haven't been in...

09/14/2013 - 1:24pm Denard had 5 in basically a

Denard had 5 in basically a half. Chill out and have some perspective

09/13/2013 - 5:50pm You really think RR inherited

You really think RR inherited a bigger mess than Hoke still? RR inherited an ok (not great) but still decent roster and left it as a crater. Are there still talented players left from that era? Sure, but as a whole he made the situation much worse.

09/12/2013 - 11:55am I agree, the running ability

I agree, the running ability is deadly to have, but as we've seen with denard, only if you have the ability to throw accurately. People also seem to forget how rare guys like kaepernick and devin and Russell Wilson are. I'm sure if the staff can land another devin Gardner they would, but these guys just don't come around that often.

09/08/2013 - 12:40am We're extremely young on both

We're extremely young on both sides. We're gonna be really good once both sides get some more games under their belt

09/01/2013 - 12:50pm I think Gerry Dinardo (yeah I

I think Gerry Dinardo (yeah I know lots here hate him) made a comment that we were the most improved team in the B1G. I totally agree with this. We looked much bigger, faster and more physical on both sides of the ball. We also have to be one of the youngest teams in the nation.

Our talent, youth and coaching together will allow us to also improve greatly over the course of the year.

I think the only 50/50 games are Nd and Ohio state. Now we are young and inexperienced and may make some mistakes against inferior teams, but I really like how we look so far.

09/01/2013 - 1:35am I don't think they look that

I don't think they look that good. I think the only teams in the big ten that looked good all around today were michigan and Ohio state. Northwestern seems overrated. I'm sure they will have a good season but people have been talking them up a little too mich

08/27/2013 - 10:10pm Don't look at the recruiting

Don't look at the recruiting rankings or all conference honors for a second and you'll see that meaner, Barnum and ommameh didn't fit a downhill, man blocking scheme very well at all. Neither guard could pull, and none of the three could drive anyone off the ball. We will be better this year.

08/27/2013 - 10:00pm Good post. Between this and

Good post. Between this and the comments in the article about Bryant looking good in practice - I think Glasgow may just be the real deal, and miller may be pretty solid at center. If that's the case then we have the makings for a pretty good OL this year. I really hope the positive insider news about Bryant is true because then, even if miller or Glasgow doesn't work out, we have someone pretty good to come in.

08/24/2013 - 6:27pm Beyond that, I seriously

Beyond that, I seriously doubt that most donors or alumni are actually pissed off with the job he's doing. In fact I bet that most are pretty happy with what he's been doing. There are obviously minor slips here and there but if you look at the big picture. Things are going pretty well

08/24/2013 - 6:13pm Meant as a comment about John

Meant as a comment about John Bacons book if not clear

08/24/2013 - 6:12pm This statement doesn't make

This statement doesn't make sense. Obviously the AD's work in similar fashion at michigan, penn state and Ohio state. It just seems like this guy writes things to stir up shit

08/24/2013 - 6:10pm Yeah I don't get basis he has

Yeah I don't get basis he has for writing this.

08/24/2013 - 2:42pm I think the recruiting has

I think the recruiting has been fairly even. The difference, and what will make them Florida to our Alabama, is all in the coaching. Hokes teams will play more fundamentally sound, intelligent and physical football than Meyers, and that will be the difference.

08/24/2013 - 2:15pm Also reminds me of Eddie

Also reminds me of Eddie lacy. I know green gets compared to lacy but looking at smiths balance and ability to roll through tackles seems really similar. Overall I think it would be huge if he could be a guy to consistently pound out 4-5 yards a carry

08/21/2013 - 9:18pm Yeah I think this is it. I

Yeah I think this is it. I think people get overly concerned this time of year. Wilson is a talented kid who has been working hard by all accounts. I'm sure he'll be fine. If not, then we have depth and talent

08/18/2013 - 2:23pm Have you heard anything on

Have you heard anything on how Bryant has looked at Guard? Obviously he beat out Braden so he's probably doing at least decently well I assume.

08/13/2013 - 4:47pm Great point. Dont want to

Great point. Dont want to split limited time among two totally different philosophies. This team is and will be a power running team in the future and we need to stick to that. Anything Gardner can give us on scrambles is a bonus, but he will do his damage through the air.

05/27/2013 - 12:18am Yeah I think this s why we've

Yeah I think this s why we've seen less commits from Ohio this year. The difference between Hoke and RR and Carr to an extent is that Hoke has great relationships with coaches in Ohio so I don't think we will be locked out in the future any more. I think we will continue to get our fair share of top ohio players in the future.

05/26/2013 - 9:50pm Kind of obvious but it is

Kind of obvious but it is amazing how good Braylon was. Kind of forgot over the last few years but he was just dominant at times.

05/26/2013 - 9:46pm Very cool story. Shows how

Very cool story. Shows how personable the guy is

05/26/2013 - 9:11pm Sure, Brian was and many

Sure, Brian was and many others were excited but the point still stands that we never had the proof in both quality of play and recruiting back then in 09 that we do today.

05/26/2013 - 7:56pm Very well said.

Very well said.

05/26/2013 - 7:55pm Don't think any realistic

Don't think any realistic people ever thought the same thing in 2009. We were not recruiting any where near what we are now and that 2009 team still did not look nearly as good as any team under Hoke.

05/25/2013 - 3:18pm Definitely agree here. We are

Definitely agree here. We are building big, fast and physical O and D lines and will play a very similar style. I believe we will physically dominate Ohio

05/13/2013 - 12:39am I think they have proven that

I think they have proven that they don't do that kind of thing. He probably realized that he was getting passed up by much younger players and wasn't going to get much pt this year.

05/03/2013 - 1:02pm I definitely do not agree

I definitely do not agree with this. I think we are deeper and more talented at every position this year and will be much, much better than a year ago. Consider that last year we lost to 4 top 10 teams and were close in all but one of those games. We will also face a much easier schedule this year. I'm predicting 10+ wins and a high chance of a B1G championship.

05/01/2013 - 1:06pm I really hope we get rid of

I really hope we get rid of Adidas ASAP. These factory issues are bad and on top of that they have just been terrible at supplying the program with quality uniforms. Every time we take the field we look second rate

04/30/2013 - 5:31pm Yeah I agree here. There are

Yeah I agree here. There are few guys who become feature targets at this level on speed alone. You truly need to be a 4.3 guy to get by on speed alone

04/21/2013 - 12:38am After seeing the whole game

After seeing the whole game for the first time I will say that I don't think the highlights did the team justice. Both the o and d looked big, fast and physical. Much more talented than any team since 06 or 07.

The rush ends particularly looked impressive. Clark has a freakish first step and Mario and taco both looked pretty good. Cam Gordon and Beyer both looked much better than at any time in the past as well. I'm pretty excited for this season after seeing that.

04/16/2013 - 2:20pm Can you blame him for leaving

Can you blame him for leaving early with the quality of secondary coaching that was here at the time?

04/16/2013 - 1:30am I think this is probably a

I think this is probably a short term move. The positions are pretty similar and I think I saw him getting snaps at the 5 tech in the spring game anyways.

04/07/2013 - 1:48pm I'm excited to see what a

I'm excited to see what a healthy Beyer can do. In high school he was reported to be very fast and explosive but he has had nagging injuries both seasons here. With Mattison saying he has improved more than anyone in getting to the QB maybe we are finally going to see what he was billed as a recruit.

04/07/2013 - 1:42pm The defense is supposed to be

The defense is supposed to be ahead of the offense in the spring and early fall. It is important for the offense to develop timing and chemistry (especially the OL) which usually puts them behind the defense. I wouldn't worry too much about the OLine. We know Schofield and Lewan are two of the best tackles in the country and Braden and Kalis have great potential. Miller has been good by all accounts.

What impressed me most in this highlight was the way the defense ran to the ball, and how the secondary looked much faster and more physical and the receivers still made some tough catches in traffic.

12/19/2012 - 1:08pm I think Andersen was a very

I think Andersen was a very good hire for Wisconsin. He's a defensive guy so I don't think he will bring the spread over. Wants to play tough defense and have a physical offense. Seems good at teaching fundamentals to win at Utah state. Good for Wisconsin and good for the B1G

12/18/2012 - 12:53pm It looks like vandy but I

It looks like vandy but I will say, we still haven't offered Charles Woodsons nephew from Florida (forgot his name) tht seemed to be the backup plan. Now maybe, Delano Hill or Reon Dawson took that spot but maybe the coaches are feeling good about McQuay. I read recently that the in home visit went very well

12/18/2012 - 12:37pm Yeah we will definitely

Yeah we will definitely young. We will also be more talented. All the attrition that we have had is related to this as we are losing people who don't fit our program for some reason or another. Not that there is anything wrong with who is leaving and they are not being pushed out, but they are being replaced by much more talented players. I think what some people forget is that we are in the middle of a massive rebuilding job from the 07-10 years/recruiting cycles. Now that is not all RR but he is certainly the biggest factor. Many thought that we were set up to come out of that lull with a talented team but the reality is that these have been the least talented michigan teams in a long, long time. This has been masked by 11-2 last year and a defense that is playing with much more physicality and technique, but the fact remains that we are in the middle of a rebuild and will be much, much better in 1-2 years.

12/16/2012 - 4:24pm He did not recruit a ton of

He did not recruit a ton of offensive talent. In fact he didn't really recruit much talent anywhere. You build championship football teams from the inside out and Hoke and his staff have been pulling very talents OL, DL and linebackers. Eventually, the skill positions will come, though I think the guys we have been getting are pretty good.

12/16/2012 - 2:29pm I think Taylor will be better

I think Taylor will be better next year than Floyd has ever been. Taylor seems to have the speed/athleticism neccesary and is also physical. Like you pointed out, Floyd is very un physical and not very fast. I remember multiple plays this year when he literally ran away from blocks - I think we will be better next year.

12/15/2012 - 2:50pm Yes they did. I think it was

Yes they did. I think it was in the last week or so

12/15/2012 - 1:36pm Looks like a really good

Looks like a really good pickup. Big fast and athletic.

12/15/2012 - 1:35pm I think this is more in

I think this is more in response to Conley than LM3. I still think we have a good shot with him.

12/14/2012 - 8:40pm I think Jaron Dukes is being

I think Jaron Dukes is being overlooked a little bit - He could be pretty good.  I also think that Chesson and Darboh will be pretty good next year.  Damario Jones looks like a pretty good athlete as well.  Im still hoping that Treadwell remembers what made Michigan his favorite when he comes back for a visit and commits.  

12/14/2012 - 8:40pm I think Jaron Dukes is being

I think Jaron Dukes is being overlooked a little bit - He could be pretty good.  I also think that Chesson and Darboh will be pretty good next year.  Damario Jones looks like a pretty good athlete as well.  Im still hoping that Treadwell remembers what made Michigan his favorite when he comes back for a visit and commits.  

12/14/2012 - 8:37pm Definitely not insane.

Definitely not insane.  Probably just as bad.  The difference is that Hoke's staff can develop players.

12/14/2012 - 8:08pm To be honest, this class was

To be honest, this class was not very talented to begin with, so while it hurts short term depth in terms of number of bodies, I think having open spots for the staff to fill with recruits is a good thing.