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07/22/2018 - 5:44pm https://bleacherreport.com…

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/157757-so-whats-the-difference-in-a-right-and-left-tackle

This article highlights some of the key differences.

07/22/2018 - 5:39pm You can have doubts. You can…

You can have doubts. You can say it’s a question-mark.

But until you actually see then on-field product, saying it isn’t a good thing is nothing more than a shot in the dark. 

All we’ve heard all offseason is how improved that unit is. JBB is part of that vastly improved unit.

07/22/2018 - 5:37pm Punter catches the snap, it…

Punter catches the snap, it’s game over. Michigan wins.

Michigan did enough to win that game until the snap was dropped 

07/22/2018 - 5:36pm Which is why punter is such…

Which is why punter is such a crucial position. 

07/22/2018 - 5:29pm See above.

See above.

07/22/2018 - 5:18pm No, they’re really not.

 

No, they’re really not.

 

Blocking a SDE and blocking a WDE requires a different skill set. Blocking the QB’s blind side and blocking his strong side requires a different skill set. 

07/22/2018 - 5:02pm Because in all reality, LT…

Because in all reality, LT and RT are very different positions. Being good at one doesn’t mean you’d be good at the other.

07/22/2018 - 5:00pm It’s only “not a good sign,”…

It’s only “not a good sign,” if you’re basing your opinion on what you saw last season. 

It is entirely possible that JBB reacted extremely well to the OL coaching change and is a much improved player. 

07/22/2018 - 4:51pm I mean... we lost a game to…

I mean... we lost a game to MSU based almost solely on the punter... you may not care, but it’s actually a critical position, especially in terms of determining field position. 

07/20/2018 - 3:13pm But again, you’re making…

But again, you’re making that assumption about what you saw from a redshirt freshman. As if he is as good now as he will ever be.

Youre also making the assessment that McCaffrey and Milton are better than Peters, without having ever seen either of those two play. 

Whether Peters ever amounts to anything as a QB remains to be seen, but calling a kid who just finished his redshirt freshman season a bust (when he was at least comparable to two upperclassmen) seems extremely premature. 

07/20/2018 - 2:19pm I did. I also witnessed…

I did. I also witnessed Speight complete a higher percentage of passes and have a higher QBR...

07/20/2018 - 12:38pm Duh. How can a high school…

Duh. How can a high school junior (which is what the class of 2019 is) enroll in college for this fall...

07/20/2018 - 12:31pm 6’5” 180 lb athlete …

6’5” 180 lb athlete (probably safety or WR) top 100 recruit.

offers from the traditional west coast powers plus Michigan and OSU. 

07/20/2018 - 9:04am Kinda hard to call a…

Kinda hard to call a redshirt freshman a bust... dontcha think?

07/20/2018 - 9:04am Kinda hard to call a…

Kinda hard to call a redshirt freshman a bust... dontcha think?

07/20/2018 - 9:00am The issue with Peters is…

The issue with Peters is that he has all the arm talent you look for in the QB position. It’s the other areas of his game where he’s severely lacking.

I know you’re looking at this from a fan perspective, but in reality there is a lot more that goes into the QB position than arm talent. 

07/20/2018 - 8:57am Idk about 8-4 no matter what…

Idk about 8-4 no matter what. I mean, MSU, Wisconsin, and OSU were all winnable games with a competent QB not named John O’Korn taking the snaps. Only PSU was really out of reach.

Not saying we WOULD have won all of those three, but I certainly can’t say we would have still lost them either.

07/20/2018 - 8:52am Welllll Is agree there’s a…

Welllll Is agree there’s a reason he wasn’t starting. I have a significant argument he shouldn’t have been 3rd

07/19/2018 - 4:28pm No, that’s how you’re…

No, that’s how you’re choosing to define it. It is also one of the acceptable definition. Just like total value of the contract is an acceptable definition of highest paid. 

07/19/2018 - 9:52am Depends on how you define …

Depends on how you define “highest paid.”

Venables’ contract is for more money. Aranda’s is shorter, giving him more money per year. But Venables has the bigger contract

07/18/2018 - 8:57pm I work Sunday through…

I work Sunday through Thursday, so yes, night games can be a pain in the neck. At the same time, it doesn’t stop me from staying up to go to the game or watching from home. 

07/17/2018 - 6:31pm I don’t think Urban would go…

I don’t think Urban would go to ND. But I think I remember hearing that ND is his dream job. While I highly doubt it, there’s a greater than 0 chance. 

My point was simply that there are plenty of candidates out there that would be interested in ND and can yield the same results or better than Kelly

07/16/2018 - 6:30pm Saving money is one thing…

Saving money is one thing. You literally went from “$35 has a nice ring to it,” to calling them DBags for their price becoming $40. 

$5 went from “nice ring,” to “DBags.” All over an option that is already pretty significantly cheaper than cable. 

07/16/2018 - 6:25pm From what I hear, Notre Dame…

From what I hear, Notre Dame has always interested Urban Meyer. Whether he’d leave OSU is debatable.

Not to mention a young up and coming coach located about 2 hours South currently in Jeff Brohm. 

Or take a shot at a guy like PJ Fleck. 

Kelly is only averaging 8.5 wins per year. There’s probably quite a few coaches who could do that. 

 

07/16/2018 - 5:11pm Isn’t Kansas still stuck…

Isn’t Kansas still stuck paying a couple former coaches? Do they REALLY want to add another coach to that list while begging another average mid major coach to go there?

07/16/2018 - 5:10pm Maybe because neither of…

Maybe because neither of those things are really related to the football program aside from the name of the stadium....

07/16/2018 - 5:08pm Uhhh I don’t know what kind…

Uhhh I don’t know what kind of expectations you think Pitt has, but Narduzzi is only three years in and winning 8 games in two of those three is more than enough to get him a long leash. Unless you’re predicting Pitt to go 1-11 or something catastrophic, Narduzzi is very safe. Especially considering the carousel of coaches Pitt went through before Narduzzi took the job. 

07/16/2018 - 11:11am Dude... it’s $5.... $60/year…

Dude... it’s $5.... $60/year.... Go work an 8 hour shift for minimum wage for a day and you’ll cover the extra cost, which is already loads cheaper than cable. 

07/16/2018 - 11:03am The 2018 class was “weak”…

The 2018 class was “weak” because we took four top 200 WRs in the 17 class... 

Youre not going to put together another top WR class the year after doing that, especially if you’re not a pass heavy team 

07/16/2018 - 10:53am Depends on your definition…

Depends on your definition of “whiff on quality WRs.” 

If you’re talking ranking wise, maybe we will get a quality one or maybe we won’t. As for your 2017 comparison, we HAD highly ranked veterans at WR. I mean Drake Harris was a top 100 recruit for crying out loud. 

Point being, you don’t know how these guys are going to turn out. It seems silly to fret about not getting a “quality” receiver. When we’re talking about guys who just finished their junior year of high school. We’re getting bodied at WR. Who knows how they will turn out. Our leading WR was a slot ranked in the 800’s.

It just makes zero sense to worry about WRs this far out. 

07/15/2018 - 5:37pm That’s what happens when a…

That’s what happens when a kid is almost silent when it comes to media. A lot of those guys fire an early prediction and then never change it simply because there’s been no news coming out from the kid. Sure, team insiders like Sam may have an idea that its between Stanford and UM, but he hasn’t heard enough to predict one way or another. 

07/15/2018 - 5:35pm I’m not saying that’s why…

I’m not saying that’s why the passing game struggled, I’m saying that’s why the receivers specifically struggled. Route running was an issue. Getting separation was an issue. Drops were an issue. All products of being young and inexperienced. 

Sure, production would have been much better with a competent QB and an OL that gave the QB time, but that wouldn’t have negated the inherent issues that our WR corps had.

07/15/2018 - 5:33pm Well let’s be honest. If I’m…

Well let’s be honest. If I’m a pro baseball player and I have the choice between pitching in the regular season game or pitching in the All-Star game that doesn’t do anything for my team, I’d choose to pitch in the regular season game too. It actually means something.

 

07/15/2018 - 11:00am Depends on your definition…

Depends on your definition of “late”

Its not that the offer itself was late, Michigan was just late to the party when it comes to Dobbs receiving the attention he felt he deserved. In a way, he was offended that Michigan didn’t immediately make him a top priority and that hurt Michigan in the long run. Which is ya know... whatever. It happens. 

Personally I like a few other guys Michigan is in on more as pure tackles anyway (like Keegan or Ike) Dobbs is no doubt a good player and could be a very good tackle, but his size to me projects more to the interior of the line and we have plenty of bodies there. 

07/14/2018 - 1:24pm Michigan was late to the…

Michigan was late to the Dobbs party and he was...offended (that’s the best way to describe it) Brown liked Wisconsin a lot growing up and liked them more in the end. Which it’s hard to argue with their OL development history. 

07/14/2018 - 1:20pm It won’t be our weakest…

It won’t be our weakest position for long. I mean, just look at the 2017 class. They were true freshmen last year so their impact was minimal, especially after Black went down. But there are a couple real stars in that class.

07/14/2018 - 9:51am Well it wasn’t my…

Well it wasn’t my hypothetical, so why would I change it? He said if we get those three. So I played out the scenario for him. 

Even if we do get all three, I don’t expect those to be the ONLY three we get either. 

07/14/2018 - 9:44am The difference is you can…

The difference is you can move a quality FLEX TE to play WR (similar to the way Devin Funchess was used) if need be. 

Michigan would have been able to slide one of Eubanks or  Gentry outside and still have quality TEs in the middle. 

Now again, the issue there would still be youth and inexperience. Not depth. We HAD quality WRs last year, they just didn’t have the experience to be effective. There wasn’t experience and health at the FLEX position to mitigate that.   

07/13/2018 - 10:14pm Wait- you think a guy has to…

Wait- you think a guy has to play his freshman year to leave early for the draft? 

07/13/2018 - 8:07pm Well we’re in Crouch’s top 2…

Well we’re in Crouch’s top 2. We haven’t had a visit from Ford yet and we’re top 5 with some head-scratching competition. 

This scenario also doesn’t include Michigan getting any of the other top targets they sit in very good position for. Guys like Dax Hill, Lewis Cine, Cornelius Johnson, Isaiah Foskey, Kalen DeLoach, Giles Jackson, or DiCosmo. 

So say we miss on Ford, get Johnson, Jackson and DiCosmo. Ends up being roughly the same result. 

I mean you say “big IF’s” but we’re in extremely good position for all of them, not to mention an outside shot at Harrison.

07/13/2018 - 7:59pm Would have worked out much…

Would have worked out much better if Eubanks didn’t get injured. 

Not to mention depth wasn’t the issue at WR last year. It was youth and inexperience. 

07/13/2018 - 6:12pm For the sake of argument, if…

For the sake of argument, if we get Ford, Keegan, and say.... Quavaris Crouch, and it’s based on the current rankings we would have 272.80 points.

That would have netted the #10 class based on last year’s rankings. We FINISHED last year with a 230.56

The 272.80 would also be good for #8 in the 2017 class, and #11 in the 2016 class.

So yeah, if we get JUST those three we would be a borderline top 10 class. 

07/13/2018 - 5:58pm 5th years only help in the…

5th years only help in the event that it’s a guy who will be around for 5 years. Maybe Collins will, maybe he won’t.

I really don’t see it as an issue at all. Much of the WR depth can be mitigated by the FLEX TE position if need be. Obviously I’d like to get a Kyle Ford type player, but either way I’m not overly concerned

07/12/2018 - 3:55pm So out of curiosity, now…

So out of curiosity, now that Ojabo is a composite 4* does that mean the “three star mafia,” now loves the commit? 

07/12/2018 - 8:27am Coffee? Maybe. Chicks?…

Coffee? Maybe. Chicks? Definitely not. Coke? Not at all.

Sounds like you’ve never actually been to Columbia. Now Colombia on the other hand....

07/09/2018 - 9:26am Well I expect more recruits…

Well I expect more recruits too in a class that isn’t full... is it more detailed than that? 

07/08/2018 - 4:17pm Why would you love it if he…

Why would you love it if he came here? 

I liked when he played here and he’s a legend here. But at the same time, what has he really shown as a coach or a recruiter that says he will be a good hire here? Jay Harbaugh has shown to be a very good recruiter and his positions (both TEs and RBs) have been very productive under his tutelage. 

07/08/2018 - 2:29pm Were they mediocre though? I…

Were they mediocre though? I mean let’s be honest. Most of Mike Hart’s success was due to being a high carry volume back. His single season high for YPC was 5.2. His career YPC was 5.0. 

Not saying that’s bad by any means, but there have been a number of backs after Hart at Michigan that have surpassed that total. Higdon almost surpassed Hart’s single season best by a whole yard per carry last year.

07/08/2018 - 2:21pm Yes and no. I mean Karan is…

Yes and no. I mean Karan is due for a big year. But at the same time, he’s probably going to split a lot of carries with Evans again.

if you look at last year, Higdon averaged over 6 ypc. He was a VERY productive back (Hart’s career high was 5.2 ypc for example) but didn’t have the volume of carries to match his numbers. 

So it’s all dependent on how you look at it

07/08/2018 - 2:10pm Who said anything about a…

Who said anything about a woman....?