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Topic: #8 Michigan (1-0, 4-0) at Purdue (0-1, 2-2) Post Game

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Re: #8 Michigan (3-0) at Purdue (2-1) Game Week
« Reply #42 on: September 22, 2017, 04:33:07 PM »
Speaking of Shazor, didn't he get a finger on that Texas FG and cause it to knuckle, but still barely get through?  One more inch of vertical and Michigan wins that game.

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Re: #8 Michigan (3-0) at Purdue (2-1) Game Week
« Reply #43 on: September 22, 2017, 04:36:30 PM »
That was a good group of wide outs in AA.Wasn't Arrington in that bunch also
Yeah, I think he was a true freshman.  Didn't play a bunch.
Was the guy from Jackson there yet?  I can't remember his name, but he was a QB in HS and looking like a stud WR but had a career ending injury vs. Iowa.
MSU almost flipped him by offering him the chance to play QB, when every other school was saying WR.  That was JLS' thing though.

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Re: #8 Michigan (3-0) at Purdue (2-1) Game Week
« Reply #44 on: September 22, 2017, 04:38:32 PM »
That was a good group of wide outs in AA.Wasn't Arrington in that bunch also
he was. A true frosh who was like the 5th WR, he barely caught passes. Edwards was the go to guy, then Avant, then Breaston, then the TE's. I think Arrington might've caught less than 10 passes that year- if that.

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Re: #8 Michigan (3-0) at Purdue (2-1) Game Week
« Reply #45 on: September 22, 2017, 04:43:23 PM »
he was. A true frosh who was like the 5th WR, he barely caught passes. Edwards was the go to guy, then Avant, then Breaston, then the TE's. I think Arrington might've caught less than 10 passes that year- if that.
2 for 12 yards.
Behind the 3 big names and Hart, as well as Massaquoi and Ecker as the TEs, and Gonzalez as the #4 WR.
I think Carl Tabb was already in full on bust mode by that point?

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Re: #8 Michigan (3-0) at Purdue (2-1) Game Week
« Reply #46 on: September 22, 2017, 04:43:46 PM »
Yeah, I think he was a true freshman.  Didn't play a bunch.
Was the guy from Jackson there yet?  I can't remember his name, but he was a QB in HS and looking like a stud WR but had a career ending injury vs. Iowa.
MSU almost flipped him by offering him the chance to play QB, when every other school was saying WR.  That was JLS' thing though.
No Antonio Bass was in the 2005 class with Manningham.

Bass got injured in practice in the off-season of 2006 in a no-contact freak accident. He was making a cut and his knee just exploded. He had extensive nerve damage and a dropped foot. Was never the same again, he could never play football again.

Bass was basically Steve Breaston with 2 inches, 25 pounds, more power, more speed/acceleration. Bass was a freak athlete. Breaston was great, but he was all of 5'11, 180 in college and you get hands on him he's going down. Tough to get hands on him- but he's going down if you do. Bass was 6'1, 205 and could break tackles and keep on running. Much bigger, physical guy.

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Re: #8 Michigan (3-0) at Purdue (2-1) Game Week
« Reply #47 on: September 22, 2017, 04:47:36 PM »
Would have worked out nicely in EL.  Come in, redshirt as a freshman, backup Stanton as a RS freshman in 2006, then have Dantonio come in and move him to WR.  That first MD team that was all offense with Brian Hoyer, Javon Ringer and Devin Thomas, would have looked even nicer with Bass opposite Thomas.

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Re: #8 Michigan (3-0) at Purdue (2-1) Game Week
« Reply #48 on: September 22, 2017, 04:50:16 PM »
Speaking of Shazor, didn't he get a finger on that Texas FG and cause it to knuckle, but still barely get through?  One more inch of vertical and Michigan wins that game.
think it was LB Prescott Burggess that got a piece of it.
Speaking of Burgess- he was like the #5 player in the entire country and the #1 player in Ohio. Decent player, but never wound up being remotely close to that sort of ranking. Seems like all of the really highly rated kids from Ohio that Michigan has gotten since the advent of the recruit ranks haven't really lived up to it. There haven't been many, as Ohio State has gotten everyone they've wanted out of Ohio- but seems like any kid from Ohio that Michigan has landed since like 2002 to present that had a 5* next to his name hasn't played like a 5* for Michigan.

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Re: #8 Michigan (3-0) at Purdue (2-1) Game Week
« Reply #49 on: September 22, 2017, 04:51:19 PM »
Would have like to see Devin Funchess on that team with Henne.Thought he had the tools.He's doing decent with Carolina
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Re: #8 Michigan (3-0) at Purdue (2-1) Game Week
« Reply #50 on: September 22, 2017, 04:51:36 PM »
The 2* kids they haven't wanted have done alright for us (LeVeon Bell, Connor Cook)

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Re: #8 Michigan (3-0) at Purdue (2-1) Game Week
« Reply #51 on: September 22, 2017, 04:51:50 PM »
Would have worked out nicely in EL.  Come in, redshirt as a freshman, backup Stanton as a RS freshman in 2006, then have Dantonio come in and move him to WR.  That first MD team that was all offense with Brian Hoyer, Javon Ringer and Devin Thomas, would have looked even nicer with Bass opposite Thomas.
Bass would've definitely been an NFL player if not for the injury. What round- depends on how well he honed his WR skills. He was basically a Percy Harvin before Percy Harvin- but bigger and stronger. He would've been a perfect fit in that style of wide open offense that used him as a WR and RB.

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Re: #8 Michigan (3-0) at Purdue (2-1) Game Week
« Reply #52 on: September 22, 2017, 05:07:58 PM »
Would have like to see Devin Funchess on that team with Henne.Thought he had the tools.He's doing decent with Carolina
wouldn't have been enough footballs to go around lol. Between Edwards, Avant, Breaston, the TE duo of Massaqoui and Massey, and then the screens and swing passes to Hart- just not enough passes in a game for him to get his.

Funchess was basically a poor man's Braylon without the explosive speed. Funchess was a little bit taller, longer, little bit heavier- but nowhere near as explosive or athletic or strong as Edwards. Braylon was special.

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Re: #8 Michigan (3-0) at Purdue (2-1) Game Week
« Reply #53 on: September 22, 2017, 05:10:17 PM »
If he stays the course Funchess might have a better NFL career than Braylon
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Re: #8 Michigan (3-0) at Purdue (2-1) Game Week
« Reply #54 on: September 22, 2017, 05:18:00 PM »
If he stays the course Funchess might have a better NFL career than Braylon
I disagree.
Braylon's NFL career was better than you think. He played 9 years in the NFL and averaged 15+ YPC and had 40+ touchdowns. It was just such a disappointment because he was capable of so much more. He had the talent. He just lacked the brain or the love of the game.

Braylon's first year in the NFL he missed half the year with an ACL injury and he still put up better numbers than Funchess' first year. And that was playing with a bunch of scrub QB's in Cleveland- not NFL MVP Cam Newton.

Braylon's 2nd and 3rd year in the NFL- he blew past anything Funchess did in his 2nd or 3rd year. Devin Funchess ain't doing this to an NFL defense ever


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Re: #8 Michigan (3-0) at Purdue (2-1) Game Week
« Reply #55 on: September 22, 2017, 05:23:06 PM »
Edwards was pretty good the year that the Browns won ten games, iirc. 
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