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Comment 18 Aug 2014

He was just dismissed from the program.  No idea about his school career yet, but I have a feeling it won't be at Michigan.

Comment 12 Aug 2014

should be kicked off the team, if not out of school for this.  I'm not sure if he has a history of this sort of thing, but this is right up there, if not worse, than the Jayru body slam.

Comment 07 Aug 2014

It was very disappointing to lose Damien Harris, but getting Ty Isaac and now Mike Weber helps.  I have been very pleased with the last two RB classes and transfers.

Comment 29 Jul 2014

Despite those three decommits from the '15 class, Hoke and Co have been pretty good at keeping guys who commit early, but if they do leave, are pretty good at filling those spots with other top talent.

Comment 27 Jul 2014

I didn't expect it, I was thinking he was going to be a spartan, but I'm very happy now!

Comment 26 Jul 2014

sounds like M will have him at WR...but he could also be used in a LB position

Comment 22 Jul 2014

in case you guys didn't see this.  Harris will not be at Michigan's BBQ http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2014/07/five-star_rb_damien_harris_won.html#incart_river

Comment 21 Jul 2014

I think 2015 is the real make or break year for Hoke at Michigan.  2014 could be the make or break year for OL coach Funk.  If he can't make the line (even though it's still young) at least respectable, he's got to go.  Michigan has maybe the biggest weapon in the B1G on offense with Funchess, a good, experienced QB, and will have a good to good + defense.  It really boils down to the basics of football - blocking.  If this unity can't block again, it's going to be a long year.  If they can do even an average job, 8-9 wins is realistic.  

Comment 11 Jun 2014

Yes, they haven't been trending up, but completely switching coaching philosophies from "manball" to "spread n shred" and back to "manball" has delayed progress greatly.  Did RichRod get enough time to fully implement his program? Probably not, but the way the defense was trending, the lack of support from the school/doners/etc, something needed to happen.  So then they restart again with Hoke and Co.  He had a hot start with winning the Sugar Bowl, but then came back to reality as youth and philosophy changes have really started.  I think the program will start trending back up in 2014 and be ready to fully compete by 2015.  Is Hoke the man that should be there?  Still not sure yet.  That being said, if Hoke's gone after 2014 or 2015, I don't see the program struggling much with a new coach (if he runs a more pro-style program) because he will have players with experience and who's recruiting profiles tell us they should be good (obviously not every recruit pans out)

Comment 06 Jun 2014

When he was on the Bears I asked him to sign my Michigan hat and he said, "Noway in hell will I sign that hat." and walked away...But then David Terrell didn't sign it either...

Comment 06 Jun 2014

When he was on the Bears I asked him to sign my Michigan hat and he said, "Noway in hell will I sign that hat." and walked away...But then David Terrell didn't sign it either...

Comment 05 Jun 2014

It will probably be a better line ( but still a very average line) b/c the guys are maturing, the concepts are simpler, won't change every other week and focus on stupid crap like Tackle Over for 6 weeks with Borges gone.  Now, it's just a question if Funk is a good OL coach or not and can get through to these guys with a new OC and new offense.  Their recruiting profiles and rankings say they should be good, but probably not until their jr and sr years.

Comment 05 Jun 2014

I fail to see what you're getting it and understand your logic.  You're also putting words in people's mouths and jumping to A LOT of conclusions.

Harris is a great high school player that faces low competition and has question marks because of that (that's coming not just from me, but many expert recruiting analysts as well).  Can Harris become a great college player, of course, he's a great athlete - he's just unproven right now BECAUSE HE STILL HAS TO PLAY HIS SENIOR YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL.  Isaac (correct spelling) was a great high school player that has a year of good D1 football experience (very similar stats to Ezekiel Elliott).  Comparing these two right now is probably impossible and pretty pointless.  

 

Comment 05 Jun 2014
Isaac was a 5 star, #4 RB Nationally recruit and has a year of tough D1 football under his belt (which in limited time was pretty dang good). Harris, while a fantastic athlete, plays in a high school football level that has very low competition and has question marks about how he'll adapt to D1 ball...So yeah, Isaac is at least the same level but probably above Harris at this point. That being said, I still really want Michigan to get Harris and really hope OSU doesn't. It has nothing to do with who the "favorite" is to land the kid.
Comment 30 May 2014

As a Michigan fan I'm giving him through the 2015 season.  The way he started off his Michigan head coaching career was great winning the Sugar Bowl and while the last few season have been disappointing, I am willing to give him through next season when his recruiting classes become upperclassmen.  If Michigan is still hitting the 7-8 win max, he's gone.  I think the only way he gets canned in 2014 is if they really tank and become a 3 win team.  Another 7-8 win season in 2014 and he'll probably be back in 2015, but with a very hot seat.

Comment 13 Feb 2014

This is insane.  I think it's time to move towards a Stanford-like training/conditioning program

Comment 12 Feb 2014

Defense first teams usually give you the advantage over the course of the season.  Oregon, Texas Tech, Baylors of the world are very fun to watch, but when their offense stumbles 2-3 times per season, they don't have any change in those 2-3 games.  I'll take a team like Bama, Stanford, 2013/14 Michigan State any day over Oregon.  Sometimes you have Florida where they are so awful nothing helps, but the point is I'm taking defense.  Also, I could be wrong on this stat since I'm just pulling it up from memory, but wasn't Florida State #1 in total defense in 2012?