Dec 28, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke in the second half against the Kansas State Wildcats during the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium. Kansas State defeated Michigan 31-14. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan Football: Tidbits from MaizeMan — Some Stuff


Posted at 4:00pm — 1/6/2014

Michigan Football: Tidbits from MaizeMan — Some Stuff

1) Watched most of the HS all-star games. I watch these games now differently than in the past. I guess players like Jamison and Roh, both of which could not be blocked causes me to not get too excited. Having said that, I thought Cole was very good and when you take into consideration that the OL’s usually don’t look great in these games, makes me think we have a good one coming in and the good news, we will be able to see him in spring.

2) I am sure Hoke does not need my advice, but if I was recruiting for UM right now I would tell recruits and their parents that UM had a lousy year and the problems at UM will be fixed and your son could be a big part of the resurgence at UM that is going to begin next year.

I would hate to lose McDowell at this stage, but if we do we need to move on. Next year in the state of Michigan, MSU has a leg up, but my opinion is the overall talent in Michigan will be down so UM will just have to expand their recruiting and really hit Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio hard. Next years class will be small so I hope Hoke takes his time and gets top athletic players.

6) One other thing about college football, Scheduling is everything. Besides recruiting it may be the 2nd most important aspect of being successful in a certain year.

Nov 30, 2013; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes tight end Jeff Heuerman (86) is tackled by Michigan Wolverines safety Josh Furman (14) at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

8) At least until program gets on the right track, Hoke needs to take more control of the everyday discipline of players its great that he gives a great amount of power to the Senior class, but at times it seemed to backfire this year. This roster simply had too many young kids and not enough veterans. The main problem is when you start losing and you have some upperclassman who are getting most of the snaps and yet they are not being productive, the younger players not only think they should be playing, but they start resenting some of the leadership styles of the upperclassman. (I hope I explained this properly. Can get into more detail in Monday Chat).

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