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"josh gaddis" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

05:30 min | 17 hrs ago

"josh gaddis" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"We're back on a Friday afternoon, Brad is up next in Georgia. Hey Brad, no Brad, how about John and Louisville? Hey, John. I'm here. I'm answering the bill. Good for you. Hey, before I discuss my topics, just a quick welfare check on Randy. He took some heavy shade along with the mascots a few minutes ago. Randy took Randy's not happy with what Jim had to say. And Jim had a great call, by the way. So I'm just having fun. And I think the next basketball coach over there Kentucky should be you from deep voice gap. It seems like you understand the dribble and drive better than John calipari. Absolutely, and I'm sure the other coaches were listening to how to defend against Kentucky. Hey, Paul, much appreciate the tribute you did or for coach Bryant. And again, growing up north in my time was regional college football. So I learned quite a bit. But I wanted to get your thoughts on the passing of Billy packer. Did you have any interaction with him? I did know Billy. I met him early in my career. I was able to stay in touch with him over the years. And I thought he was severely underappreciated by basketball fans. I think they didn't quite understand his sharpness in terms of his opinions. I mean, Billy was not, let me compare it to Dick Vitale for a second. Perfect. Billy was unfiltered. He cared nothing about commercial fame or fortune. He cared nothing about anything other than spitting out his opinion of what he saw and how he viewed the game. He didn't get on a soap box. He didn't call attention to himself. And that's what I admired about him versus. Dick Vitale brings the circus with him, absolutely. And I saw that down there in Miami first year offensive coordinator. Got the axe. And then he went to Michigan. He won the world's award for the best assistant coach a year ago. Hightailed it down to Miami and he's already out. I mean, there's something about, I know, I know coral gables is at least in the same time zone as the Bermuda Triangle, but what happens to coaches when they go down there? Well, the funny thing, he was all glyphs in color when he went to Michigan. It was bringing speed in space and he didn't do well with shape Patterson and then there was the bad year where everything went wrong, including 18 new starters at Michigan. Then he won the royals award, but I thought it was really Jim Harbaugh's offense. It was pro style. It was the run and then pass. And I think he, I think he got more credit than he deserved. And I think often they get more discredit than what they deserve. I'm thinking there's too much being put into these coordinator positions. Yeah, listen, when you have an offense or a defensive minded coach, I always tend to put less emphasis on whoever gets that job because the coach always puts his imprint. And that's what he should. I mean, if you're Jim Harbaugh and you're an offensive minded coach, that's your offense. It's not Josh gaddis. Which leads to Alabama. Should they be looking for big names or find these unknowns? Going back to Michigan, they've had two defense three defensive coordinators in three years. And the two replacements, young people, have done very well. I've heard the guy that Saban really wants offensively is Jeff lebby, but he may not be able to get a perfect because he is, he's been in a lot of successful systems. The problem is I think he's pretty comfortable where he is. And going into Nick Saban's world right now may not be the most inviting, when are we going to hear from who's the old coach at Tennessee? I've got a name lock right now. Jeremy Freud? Yeah, when are we going to hear from Jeremy Pruitt's H and Mike riff on that? I mean, it's really, by the way, I think I remember gaddis being at Alabama. I thought he was I thought he was terrible there. And directly. Yeah, so I'm not overly surprised by gaddis, but the Pruitt situation, it depends on the day of the week. Yesterday, the ward was that Pruitt was in good shape today, the word is Pruitt's in bad shape. I have not heard from Griff on the Pruitt conundrum. Great show today. Thank you, John. Thank you for your support. We need it. George is up next. Hello, George. Hey, Paul. Great to get into you. Thank you very much. A year of sight for some of the college you put up with, I need to say that first. But I got a couple of questions for you. We had totally strong ones today after there is a

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"josh gaddis" Discussed on NFL Live

NFL Live

08:26 min | Last week

"josh gaddis" Discussed on NFL Live

"Welcome to NFL live presented by FanDuel sportsbook NFL divisional weekend is almost upon us. We're down to just 18 vying for the Lombardi trophy. We'll get to all of it. All these games in the next 60 minutes. But here on NFL live, we start the day with some breaking news. And for this one, the ravens are making changes, offensive coordinator Greg Roman is stepping down. We get right to Adam Schefter. What do we know here Adam? Not a big surprise here, Laura. I think a lot of people thought it would go this way. The ravens often struggled this year. I think both sides had a mutual interest in exploring other avenues and so Greg Roman stepping away. The ravens are making a change. They are one of ten teams in the market for a new offensive coordinator. And this often struggled as the season went on. Yes, Lamar Jackson was gone, but no, the offense did not perform the way it had in recent years when it had been a top shelf rushing offense. And so I think the ravens were looking for a different look. I think Greg Roman was looking for a different experience. The two sides come together. They go their own ways. Now Baltimore is in the market for a new OC. More from Adam throughout the show. And the ravens addressed the media earlier this afternoon. Head coach John Harbaugh explained how this decision will affect Lamar Jackson's future with the team. Listen to this. 100%, 200%. There's no question about it. Lamar Jackson is our quarterback. I mean, he's been our quarterback. Everything we've done in terms of building our offense and building our team, how we think in terms of people and put people around them is based on this incredible young man in his talent and his ability. And his competitiveness. And Greg's a great coach and he did the best he could every single week every single day. Great family, another great competitor. So we leave that era kind of. We move into the next era now in terms of our offense and I did ask him more about it. And he will be involved in it. You know, I'll keep him abreast of what's going on, and I'm sure he'll have some input along the way. Okay, so just so everyone here's that again, you hear Harbaugh they're saying that Lamar Jackson will have a say in who they hire as the offensive coordinator. How do you think that affects his ongoing contract negotiations at him? Listen, I think they made it very clear today. John Harbaugh, the ravens head coach, and the general manager Eric dacosta, that they're not planning on moving on from Lamar Jackson that they do want to restart contract talks and try to work out a long-term deal. They were highly complimentary today of Lamar Jackson. They didn't show any signs that they wanted to or were willing to move on from him. You heard John Harbaugh there say he wants to include Lamar Jackson and the search for new offensive coordinator. Take his input and therefore Lamar would be comfortable with the offensive coordinator they choose. They're going to try everything they can to entice him to sign that long-term contract that they were unable to agree on last off season leading into the regular season. So the signs today out of Baltimore were very clear. The ravens made it known that they want Lamar back. They want to figure out a way to get that long-term deal done and they will include him in that search for a new OC. More coaching news is coming, Adam's going to hang tight for that. And you know, it is interesting as we bring in Dan orlowski Markus spears and keyshawn Johnson, how in today's day and age, a lot of players, especially quarterbacks, looking for more ownership on the team. And you hear that's the direction that the ravens are coming out and saying, but let's go back to moving on from Greg Roman. Dan, does the move makes sense to you? Yeah, it was needed in Baltimore. And this is probably one of the biggest off season news and moves that we will have in the NFL. Who's going to be the next guy? Two things could be true. One, Greg Roman in Baltimore had one of the best, if not the best run game designs and productive offenses in the NFL. The second truth is their past game never caught up to that run game. And that's really why this move was necessary. The Baltimore Ravens were never going to take that next step and Marcus said it two years ago unless the past game evolved as great as there are multiple tight end package was in the mall running this offense, the pass game never caught up and it has to for them to contend in the AFC. You know, the interesting thing about this no matter who the offensive coordinator is going to be Dan and Greg Roman did a good job when he was given the keys to the car and then eventually that car ran out of gas. They got to go get a big time wide receiver, no matter who's calling plays. I don't care for you to implement the same system that you already have or you completely change it. And let me ask you this then because you would know you as a quarterback. Could a guy like T Martin who's on the staff already who call plays in college played the quarterback position, it has a really good relationship with Lamar Jackson, be kind to the passing game, coordinator, maybe because you know John Harbaugh likes to give guys with the first opportunity, chances to do things and bring guys in. I wonder if they're thinking inside the building like that. Yeah. If he's got the relationship, it makes a lot of sense. I always like one coordinator, but if they think that that's what's necessary to go to the next level, I can see that for sure. Yeah, we'll throw out some more suggestions too here, too. It's a good question to ask. Marcus, what do you think? Well, I mean, Dan really alluded to it. And I've been screaming it for a long time that they just needed to evolve. They needed more nuance. And no need to reiterate that. I think a name, if a guy that is not is fine with not making a head coach and move, I think a name should be Eric the enemy. It's been a creative offense with Patrick Mahomes. It's been an offense where you can implement a lot of the run game that we've seen already in Baltimore, but also a guy that can evolve the passing game because he's been around Andy Reid and under that tutelage. I think that would be a name I would explore if I was the Baltimore Ravens. Okay, so names are going to get thrown out. I want to know this though, Dan. What type of offense do you think makes sense for Lamar Jackson? Assuming that he's still there with the way that they are now. The other thing too, hoping that they get a big time wide receiver in the fold. I honestly think a pro style offense. That's what Lamar's best at. We pigeonhole Lamar to just being this run only centric quarterback or run down. Lamar is at its best when he runs a pro style offense. That's where he ran in college. I threw, I'll throw a 5 names. One, Bobby's slow with who's the passing game coordinator for the San Francisco fort igniters. Imagine him in that offense. Number two, Brian Johnson, who's the quarterback coach in the Philadelphia Eagles. That is a pro style offense with that wrinkled of quarterback run. And then I'll throw Jeff lebby who's a college football coach offensive coordinator at Oklahoma. Josh gaddis, who's the offensive quarter at Miami, but he was at Michigan, imagine the hardball family ties. And then Tommy reset Notre-Dame. I think all three of those guys and the big thing is this. Get the passing game to be married and match that the same level as their run game. You know, levees interesting to me because he obviously had a lot of success at old miss as well. That was a high powered offense. These are college offenses, but still. And then levy has actually been tied to Alabama, so maybe there's little battle there between Nick Saban and the ravens if they ended up going down that path. Let's get to more breaking news. Tampa Bay will be looking for a new offensive coordinator in Adam. It was time to move on from Byron leftwich. Tell us a little bit more about what happened here. Well, think about this. This offense really struggled this year. Hard to blame it all on my own left to which the offensive line struggled in past protection. They couldn't run the football and if you think back to one year ago, Byron leftwich was a finalist for the head coaching job in Jacksonville. They decided to go with Doug Peterson, left to which returns to Tampa, the offense never seemed to be able to get on track this season. Run game, nonexistent, pass pro, not great, and so Tampa decides to do a major shake up, an overhaul of its offensive coaching staff and basically let's go the entire offensive coaching staff today led by Byron leftwich who again a year ago was mentioned as a potential head coach candidate. And so I think there's a lesson there, right? If you get a chance to get a head coaching job, you don't want to waste too many of these opportunities because you never know when they do come along and so now Byron leftwich is looking for a work at a time where there are ten teams without offensive coordinator openings and he just went through a rough year, the team went through a rough year, neither

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"josh gaddis" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

05:49 min | 2 months ago

"josh gaddis" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"Yeah, I mean, Notre-Dame is just one some of the cheapest national championships. No, that was a legitimate one, but the 66 and then the one they won. What was it? 70 7? 7. When they lost two old miss early in the season and they really stole that one from Alabama, I've always thought. Yeah. Of course in 78, southern cow beat us. And we split it. Charles White. Before replay. But there's just, I mean, that's what used to make college football so dramatic. I mean, you think there's debate now. There's really what we're hearing now is minor. I mean, there was legitimate debate back then. No. It was different. It was different. I can remember getting up Monday morning trying to see what happened. Hey, thank you very much. Appreciate you reminding me of my prior career as a newspaper columnist. It seems like a long time ago. Back in the day because it was. Bruce Feldman, who still writes for a living, in addition to TV, with join us next. If you were listening to the Paul finebaum show podcast. And we are back here and always great to catch up with Bruce Feldman, the bestselling author. He's also a columnist and writer for the athletic and he does a lot of work for Fox as well on the weekends. Bruce, thank you very much for joining us. We want to ask you about this really intriguing story you have on that helps explain this dramatic turnaround of Jim Harbaugh. Many were ready to bury him a couple of years ago and once again competing for a playoff birth. Good afternoon and tell us how he has done it. Baseball. Yeah, it's been pretty amazing because you go into last season. Michigan's coming off at two and four season and that was when they didn't even have to play Michigan at play Ohio State because in the pandemic, Jim Harbaugh takes a massive pay cut, he's on the Odyssey arguably in the country. And since then, they are 21 into 14 and one in the Big Ten, and they're actually getting better every week. And you're looking at it going, what change I was spent about a month around Michigan for this, you know, just being around them for some of the games we had. And you start to talk to people inside the program and the guy they really pointed to is the guy who's Jim Harbaugh's right hand man, a guy who, by the way, Nick Saban knows really well and thinks the world of if hoji and he was an ultra successful high school coach in Baltimore for a long time and he is the guy that you talk to people inside the program players and coaches as well as Harbaugh himself. We'll get the credit for being the guy who really changed and maybe fixed the culture inside that program. And so, you know, in the store, I think people see what exactly that entails and how it affected everybody there. And it's pretty amazing because this theme, I think they looked at it and said, you know, we're not going to be able to out personnel Ohio State. But they felt like they could out culture them. They felt like they could. Push them around and obviously it happened last year. And I just think what you've seen is Jim Harbaugh has had a stunning second act in Ann Arbor when he was kind of left behind and even though they had a bunch of staff changes. They keep winning and it kind of stunning to see and it's funny when the story went up yesterday morning. I didn't really think of this parallel, but it kind of landed in an interesting way with a lot of Texas a and M fans who were looking at it going, yeah, we got a coach who had been really successful and it seemed like he needs a bit. He needs that guy who is going to is going to be the person to tell him maybe the stuff he does not want to hear. And Jim Harbaugh to his credit has been very receptive to you. And I'll let people read it, but in a nutshell, you describe how he is made this profound impact. I know it's not easy to describe in a short period of time, but could you share with us one or two things that have helped them turn the tide? Yeah, a big thing last year was Josh gaddis who Alabama fans will know what he became the offensive coordinator. Going into last year, he'd been there a couple of years and he basically sat in some of the meetings when he first got there and kind of assessed okay. This guy does not have the full support of the other men in the offensive staff room. And he basically initiated this kind of, I will call it like a therapy session, but basically where they went around the room and each shared something very, very personal and to the point where he began and then he went to the offensive line coach and went and so on and got us with the last one to speak. And they all talked about how by the end of this meeting they were all like almost every person in there was like weeping as they were telling something personal and it just made them so much closer. You obviously got us ended up winning the royals awarded the nation top of system and it got everybody on the same page and you'll see other parts of when you read the story. Basically how he got Harbaugh himself to open up and maybe make, you know, do some things that quite honestly, maybe he was uncomfortable initially doing, but this guy, and again, this is interesting in this regard, he is a guy who has made a fortune as a hedge as a hedge fund guy on the side, in addition to being a high school coach in Baltimore

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"josh gaddis" Discussed on Bet The Board

Bet The Board

05:07 min | 8 months ago

"josh gaddis" Discussed on Bet The Board

"A ton of Heisman hype in Tyler Van Dyke, who was absolute nails. In the latter portion of last season for a Miami team that could have easily cash in their chips and said, you know what, we're done, things are over, but finished last season with nearly 3000 yards. The 62% completion rate. 25 touchdown passes to just 6 picks. And over his last 6 starts through 20 touchdowns while only getting intercepted three times. Now Van Dyck may not be surrounded by the best running backs or receivers group in the entire conference. But pain for a league that we don't know what we're going to get from a lot of the quarterbacks not named Devin Leary. Miami has to be extremely optimistic. If gaddis and Van Dyke get on the same page right out of the gates and we'll see exactly what this team can do in terms of putting big numbers on the scoreboard every single weekend. So you mentioned gaddis and that is a fantastic place to start. Because he was not Mario's first second third or even fourth choice. For Josh gaddis, it was an absolute no brainer leaving Michigan, right? It's more money. It's better whether it's a larger talent bed. You don't have to worry about your head coach flirting with the NFL every day. And most importantly, gaddis resets his coaching clock probably another three years. But if you follow Michigan football, when gaddis got his extension last summer, people were shocked. Paraphrasing here, but there were at least ten articles with a tone of Josh gaddis receives contract extension in spite of offensive woes. He wrote Alabama's talent into the Michigan job. Ann Arbor was the first time gaddis ever called plays. He sold horrible on Michigan fans on getting away from ground and pound and coined the phrase speed in space. And would tweet about it all day long. But there was any recognizable difference in efficiency with Michigan's offense in year one with goddess. Year two, Michigan's offense actually dipped from fringe top 25 to 42nd schedule adjusted efficiency. There wasn't anything transformation about Michigan's offense. It was inconsistent. It was sloppy. It didn't have an identity. Then last season, Michigan's offense got back into the range prior to gaddis arriving and what he achieved in year one. But I think it comes with an asterisk. Josh gattis conformed, right? Michigan went back to Harbaugh's ways of a physical run game. Michigan, 41% passed last season. There was nothing speed in space about Michigan's offense. It was like clubbing you with a sledgehammer. I believe gaddis is a question mark until proven otherwise. You also have the 3000 pound elephant in the room that is Tyler Van Dyck. For me, his sample size for success isn't large enough. So we have input a wide distribution range for the Keynes offense this season. Certainly Van Dyck has a big arm. He can make ungodly throws. And Lashley's offense. We respect more Van Dyck did finish top 5 in QBR. Early draft pundits basically have Van Dyck as QB three behind Stroud and young. But it's an interesting case study because Kane's fans desperately want a dear king back. And then when king got hurt, all the hype was about top 50 player in four star recruit Jake Garcia. Garcia gets hurt and Van Dyck wins the starting job heading into the Virginia game. And if you kind of parse these games and think about them, Van Dyke was miserable in the first halves of his first two starts against Virginia and UNC Miami lost both. You sneak past NC state at home with the wolf pack down 5 starters on defense. Van Dyke was on fire against Pitt early and they barely hung on late because he wasn't great in the second half. You look at the final four games and I know you referenced that a little bit towards the end of the season. But look at who they played. They played Georgia Tech a defense outside the top 100 and defensive efficiency. Duke a 118th in defense of efficiency. Tech with a lame duck coach and then your biggest rival and the defense trending best that Van Dyke faced late was FSU. Van Dyck had a negative EPA per play the first three quarters of that game. So my point is, I don't think the best practice is just to assume Van Dyck's in the same ballpark as drought and young. I kind of want to wait, see, make some large adjustments if need be as we get more data. It didn't look great in the spring game. And you kind of look at the rest of the offense and we'll go quickly there. I would expect more running from Miami. And people are probably going to cringe at that idea, knowing Miami is a line was not very good last season. They were outside the top 90 in line yards, opportunity rate, stuff right allowed EPA per rush lesson. You name it. But that's Mario's way. Now because the O line isn't big and there's only really three sure things on that unit. What I have heard, it's going to be more about angle, so it's going to be more pulling, more doubles, this really isn't the O line style Mario wants. He wants bigger guys. But I would expect improved O line play with one of the best teachers and Alex maribel who you referenced. You have jaylen knight and out of the backfield. I still have will Mallory Arroyo at tight end. Then you have Van Dyck's roommate, Xavier and the slot. That's basically going to make up most of Miami's passing game. The biggest question mark passed the offensive line is outside receivers..

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"josh gaddis" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

05:15 min | 1 year ago

"josh gaddis" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"How does the dog barking it deliveries high level intellectual conversation? Some gambling talk, talking with athletes, celebrities, musicians, and more. Also, we got my guy Stanford Steve Ryan shotgun, trying to keep me out of the ditches. Download and subscribe to SP pod wherever you get your podcasts. We certainly appreciate it. Rate review subscribe. All that good stuff. You are listening to the Paul finebaum show podcast. We welcome you back. It's always a great to have Bruce Feldman on the show. Covers college football for Fox. And of course, writes for the athletic. This is should be a fairly quiet time of the year, Michigan made news yesterday extending Jim Harbaugh two weeks after he flirted with leaving for the NFL Bruce Feldman joining us now. Bruce, thanks for the time. It's always good to have you on. It's interesting about the situation with Harbaugh and I think it's the most surprising thing. I found was Josh gaddis comments after leaving their good afternoon. What was all that about? I think you had a bunch of confusion that had been going on inside the Michigan program of people thinking Jim Harbaugh was leaving. How was the university going to move forward because there was a lot of staff there who was convinced that Jim marvel was going to get an NFL job and he was going to jump at one. And what it turned out was he went up to the Vikings and didn't get offered the job and ended up coming back and so I think the steps to go forward there is a little more was a little murkier, especially when you already had a defensive core a day or life that Donald moved back to the NFL. You had interest in Josh gaddis. I think Josh got us. It didn't look at his opportunity. It was like, okay, where do I feel most comfortable, that's probably in the best case for my teacher. Remember it's not been this way for very often, but Miami was able to pay Josh gattis who just won the royals award as a nation's top assistant, considerably more than Michigan was paying him. So I think there was a lot there's a lot of stuff that I think internally Michigan is still trying to get sorted out and get patched together. After what has been a kind of a very interesting month around into the off season? Speaking of Gareth going to Miami. I'm curious your thoughts on Mario Cristobal in what he's doing already in Miami gaddis, Kevin Steele, we all know how what a great recruiter he has been, but it sounds like he may, I know we said this before, but maybe he finally has his program rocking. Well, I think some of the things that have helped him is right now, Miami financially has the resources to compete with other top programs. Even when Miami was winning national titles, it was in spite of their facilities in spite of some other resource. They just had better talent that everybody else. I mean, what I think if you're a Miami fan boats well for the program is Mario kart can recruit with anybody. And he's got a ton of juice within the state of Florida, especially in South Florida. And I think if you're Josh gaddis, if you're Kevin Steele, you know, they're going to really upgrade the talent level there. And he's going to be demanding because that's kind of what he came from both as a guy who is on championship teams in Miami and then he learned the Alabama recruiting model. He took a lot of that with him to Oregon and he basically built them the team that I think U.S. is used to be built out in Eugene Oregon as best he could. So I think taking that to Miami where they have been starved for success and it has been a long, long time. I mean, most of the players he's recruiting don't remember when Miami was on top of the college football world. But again, I mean, we've seen other programs have big droughts when they bounce back and they bounce back to have a lot of success, but it has been a long time. And now we see Mario Kris will make some moves early on, even putting together recruiting class late has made a pretty big impact there. And I think down in South Florida, it's been a pretty splashy entrance. And I think just the higher of gas, I need to hire Kevin steel. Those were people who were like wondering, hey, when is he going to put this snap together, it's taking a long time, but I think when they saw those two coordinator hires, especially given what got us had done this past year in Michigan, I think that was a considered a resounding success. He has a lot of momentum now to keep building that roster. With Bruce Bruce Feldman, she did a book a couple of years ago. Was that always wrong? He's out of coaching. He made a little bit of news here. The other day indicating maybe he would be interested in coming back. What's your best guess on coco's future? My guess is he is going to probably do TV in some form if next year..

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"josh gaddis" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

03:51 min | 1 year ago

"josh gaddis" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"But Greg sankey is clearly the most powerful person in college football. I don't think that and I don't say that because of the network that I'm on right now. I mean, we have to realize that we have to realize that if college football, if the playoff is going to expand. And it doesn't have to be unanimous. And we're talking about your 13, a brand new system from scratch, then it's about participation, okay? There has to be a majority of those ten FBS commissioners and swarbrick, including a majority of the power 5 commissioners in order for it to happen. It's not going to happen without Greg sanke, right? So I mean, there's a lot of that. There's got to be some push and pull. And bob bowls being the big 12 will tell you over and over again that they did not get to where they are with four without compromise. Something or someone has got to give. Heather before you go. You've written about the Jim Harbaugh extension and it seems like it's been hashed out, but as you talk to people connected to Michigan and I know you've written about this. How did this all go down where he had this free pass to look around, see what he could come up with. He came back, Josh gaddis leaves. It just seems like a very unusual situation. It was an unusual situation, but at Michigan, that's normal. And that's what those within the program have told us. Our sources have said, look, while from the outside, this may seem like it's unorthodox. We went through this just a year ago for obviously different reasons, and people have told us that and when I say us, I'm talking about my colleagues, Adam rittenberg and Tam van herr and who did a bulk of the reporting. You know, the thing is, is if you know Jim Harbaugh, people say, he has this uncanny ability to flip the switch and focus and dive in on the task at hand. On February 2nd, that was the Minnesota Vikings. He was in a room with his quarterbacks coach Matt Weiss heading up to this preparing for it as if it was the only thing on his plate because it was. He didn't get the job, the switch flips, and he is right back in it with Michigan, talks toward manual. They agree he's going to be the head coach. He's back in the office. He's making hires. He's preparing for spring ball, which starts on Monday. And look, here we'll see how it happens. We'll see how the relationships and all that go. I mean, they've got questions on defense. They have questions on their staff. Are they going to be as good as they were without those two coordinators? Josh gaddis and Mike McDonald. We'll see. I agree with you what you said this morning that Ohio State is certainly the team to beat, but the harbor is back, they're moving on and they turn the page the day he stepped back into that office in Ann Arbor. Heather Dennis, joining us always great to have Heather on. Thank you so much. We're heading to the break. We are going to dig in deeper on a couple of these other subjects and more of your phone calls. Hey, welcome to first take her take. I'm Charlie Arnold and I'm Kimberly a Martin and I'm el donkey. Also known as album again. This podcast gives you a little bit of everything. We talk about our lives, both personally and professionally, we dissect the biggest stories in pop culture, and of course, we give you our unfiltered sports opinions. So listen to us every Wednesday wherever you get your podcasts. You are listening to the Paul finebaum show podcast. And we welcome you back..

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"josh gaddis" Discussed on The Audible with Feldman And Mandel

The Audible with Feldman And Mandel

07:03 min | 1 year ago

"josh gaddis" Discussed on The Audible with Feldman And Mandel

"So since this is what a newsy February and Kash football and we last came to you a week ago, we were under the impression that we knew that Jim Harbaugh was going to be interviewing at the Vikings on signing day. And all indications were there was a formality that there are people there. You've been reporting for weeks strongly believed he was going to take an NFL job and this was the one. And after a very strange, long Wednesday we find out that they met for 9 hours and the end result was that the Vikings decided to hire somebody else. So Jim Harbaugh comes back to Michigan, okay guys. No, forget that. I'm staying. I'm enthusiasm unknown to mankind and all that. And then a few days after that you report that Josh gaddis is OC for the last three seasons, the broils award winner this year is now heading to Miami to be Mario Cristobal's 80. My Christmas OC. And remember, his D.C. Mike McDonald got the hired back to the ravens. So after this fantastic season they had last year, car bot comes back on kind of awkward terms where everybody knows he had one I say call it one and a half feet out the door. And he's going to start over. He's got a high opportunity coordinators. Instability unknown to mankind at this point. Yeah, look when he came back. I think there was. Awkwardness, not just on his part, but even for the staff that had been in limbo. From my understanding, you had a staff that really was not locked up in January when all this was going on coming off winning a Big Ten championship and going to the playoff. So I don't know if this was a word manual, the ADs reasoning, but you had a bunch of assistants who were sitting there wondering, hey, what is going to happen? Jim's probably going to leave. We expect him to leave, especially when he's going to Minnesota for that. And I think the rationale or it felt like the rationale was if they do lock in the assistance and they have a coaching change where you need to find a new head coach, is it going to be really hard to get a new head coach to take this job knowing he can't hire almost anybody because all these other assistants that were Harbaugh guys who he may not be bringing to the NFL are going to have contracts. And so they kind of got caught in this weird middle ground where Jim comes back and that's a resume. And some of the other guys are like, this is kind of awkward. And the case of the Josh gadda situation, my understanding is that some point back in mid December or so somebody from Miami from UM had just tried to reach out to Josh gad, a civilian interest, and he was busy with the playoff. And I don't think they expected that to be a possibility. And then when they circle back to Josh gaddis, last week, I think he was interested. And I think this deal might have happened a day sooner, but I believe Josh gaddis was snowed in Michigan and could not lie down to Miami to check things out. That must have made him estimate him even more appreciative when he got down there and stuck foot in Miami weather. I didn't realize that until this happened until he left that Josh gadis last season made $900,000, which is a lot of money in the real world, but for and I know that at the time that deal was made, we didn't know he would become their burials award winner. But for a respected OC at one of the more prestigious programs in the country. Seems a little under market. Mike McDonald last season was making a $1 million. By the way, who had never been a coordinator before. So he did a good job. But there she got quite a bargain out of they had this Big Ten championship seasons playoff run. And I remember Harbaugh, I got to take a 50% pay cut. And the assistants are making relatively speaking modest salary. So I'm wondering how much that may have contributed to the decision to leave. Now, the vote is a big spender. I would expect Josh gaddis to not double his salary, but make in the one 5 range, which you go from under a million to around one and a half. And even one and a half, they're still going to be plenty of coordinators who make more than that. But the idea that Miami is outspending big schools for people who, like, you said, this guy just won the broils award. That goes to the nation's top assistant. That's a significant that's a significant move for them. He still has a few other assistants to fill out. But I think just from knowing the Miami fan base, there was a lot of angst about it's taken a while for him to fill out his staff. And I think it's been about feels like it's about two months. And I think people were getting frustrated and going, who is it going to be? And what does he have? And then once they saw who he's gotten, I think there's a lot of fired up. Folks down in South Florida. So what do we think happens from here with Harbaugh because word manual a year after Harbaugh? This is the second straight year he's in an awkward contract negotiation situation last year. It was, hey, a lot of people think this guy should be on the hot seat, we're keeping him, but we've convinced him to take a reduced salary and incentive heavy contract. Now, after the breakthrough season, if there's an expectation that you're going to give him a big bomb in a big new contract. But in the meantime, he went and tried to get another job and failed. And it doesn't necessarily have leverage going to this contract negotiation because I think what we found out this year is that the NFL interest in him is not as high as we may have thought. And I don't think he's leaving Michigan for another college job. If you're award manual, do you still offer that big huge Mel Tucker type contract to him? I think you have to. Melt talkers done a really good job in a short amount of time at Michigan state. Jim Harbaugh just led Michigan to its best season in 23 years, I think, for 22 years. Mel Tucker might not have been a great example because that is such a bizarre I feel like that's an outlier situation. But there would be expectation that he be paid Ryan day money, right? Yeah. Honestly, he's done something that very few guys have done. He got Michigan to the playoff, right? And they whipped their arch rival. They were finished number three in the country..

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"josh gaddis" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

06:22 min | 1 year ago

"josh gaddis" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"Meanwhile, TJ, I appreciate your defense, but this is what the auburn university administration said today. The arbor administration is judiciously collecting information from a variety of perspectives, including our student athletes and moving swiftly to understand any issues in accordance with university policies and procedures. Decisions regarding the future of auburn and its athletics program, as always, are made in the interests of our great university and in fairness to all concern, we do not make institutional decisions based on social media posts or media headlines. And some lawyer made a lot of money for writing that word salad there. What exactly does that mean? Can anyone explain to me this? Why the university president and why the university at large had to issue statements. The social media, what is that about? Is social media surrounding auburn university right now and about to invade? Or is the school looking for an inexpensive way of buying out Brian harsh? That is the question. We will try to get to the bottom of that this afternoon. One other headline, by the way, Josh gaddis, remember he was at Alabama, Nick Saban, he departed, went to work for Harbaugh. Last week when Harbaugh was what's the flirting? Yeah, I was thinking of a stronger phrase with the Minnesota Vikings. Gaddis looked like he was going to get the job. And now all of a sudden, he says the administration has showed little appreciation for him. Unfortunately, the past few weeks has told a different story to me about the very little appreciation I have here from administration. In life, I would never advise anyone to be where they are not wanted. I know that feeling. Who has wanted on this program Brandon Marcelo a week ago, he told us that Brian horston was betting on himself. Don't go to Vegas with Brian. But I do go to Vegas with Brian Curtis. He's covering the Super Bowl. He's got some interesting thoughts for us and he'll join us from Super Bowl world. Pete amell. He will join us as well about the harsh in situation. And one of Tennessee's top players to freshman of the week and guard for the Tennessee, mister ziegler, will join us as well. We will take a break. I want to take a break. I'm done. I'm not appreciated. But the audience is, so we are going to go to them right now. Let's start with John in Louisville. Hello, John, good afternoon. Yes, you're still appreciated. I've got to tell you, I'm wondering how many more minutes or hours did those two argue at the end of your show? Did you leave the line open? Yeah. For those who weren't here Friday afternoon, Jim, from Tuscaloosa. And Joe from red bay were arguing at the end of the show, we checked, Randy came in here. He forgot something, and he was in here Saturday morning and they were still going at it. Well, to help you with that word sale at the university is conducting its own internal witch hunt. And as soon as they raise enough money to buy them out, they will make the change. Unfortunately, the AD and the president are lame duck occupants and they've left him out dangling so long that he's damaged goods. I really feel bad for the coach, but he's gone. The athletic director is not in quite the baddest shape as the coach, but unfortunately for him, he's not getting much support either. I love statements that just don't have any names associated with them. That was auburn speaking. I'd like to who is speaking for auburn right now. The boosters. The boosters. Oh no. Anyways, boosters were speaking harston would have never gotten the job. True. Hey Paul, do you have any update on Arizona state? I see another coach left in assistant head coach and now it's 5 135 is a head coach and based on the circumstances he will be coaching offense defense and special teams next year as the Arizona state program continues to wallow in a calamity. Good answer. But let me also add, we all love we all love him, though. But he is on his way out soon at ASU. Jay is in Birmingham and you're on your way in. Good afternoon. Oh, I didn't know that I haven't talked to you in 8 years, Paul. I don't even know if you remember me since last time I saw you in home Woods those years ago and you invited me to come up to the studio. Oh, yes. And I had such fun time watching you. Paul is good to talk to you. Jay, well, thank you. It's great to reconnect. Well, my wife became terribly. She almost died, and I was just very, very glad to have the opportunity to take care of her and my priorities sort of changed a bit, but I wanted to say something about coach harshin and I wanted to say that everything that I've seen of him is that he's just a good man. I don't know him. And I could be dramatically wrong about that. But everything about displays and good guy. And have you ever been to Idaho, Paul? No. I have not. Well, I will tell you that many people from Idaho have never been south of the mason Dixon. And the culture is very different up there. And a lot of different ways. And can I have the opportunity and known coach harsh in those days, I'd ask him to go over to camels back with me and do some sledding and I had told him to stay the heck out of Alabama. When you when you go from West Virginia to Alabama, that's not a big cultural change. Or from Georgia. But you go from Boise Idaho to Tuscaloosa, Alabama..

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"josh gaddis" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

02:44 min | 1 year ago

"josh gaddis" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"Using misdirection using motions using some of the things that creates some issues, defensively, and so George is certainly going to have to be on point. They're going to have to communicate well. And they're going to have to align and play their assignments. Well, I do think that Josh gaddis has deserved that boils award. He's been fantastic, but on the other side of the ball, Mike McDonald, the defensive coordinator has done an equally good job. Perhaps even better taking a miserable defense Alaska couple years and turning them into one of the best in the country. So it's been a nice mix of veteran guys on that side of the ball with some freshmen. Including junior Coulson and rod Moore, who have been fantastic as I've kind of dived into the study for Michigan this week. Chris, it's almost become cliche. Every time we talk, we talked about this in Atlanta. We talked about it all year to talk about deaths in bed, but that conversation will not go away. So give us your view on his ability tomorrow night. What he has to do and is he up to it. You know what, it's been interesting. If all the talk all week and all the media availability for coach smarsh, how many times the media's ask him about how he's going to handle the quarterback position in both he and Todd monkey on your show, we're very adamant about the fact that stetson Ben is the quarterback. Now, if they can do what they've done all year long, which is take some shots early in the game build a lead and then lean on that run game lean on that offensive line in the second half of the game that's a great recipe for him to be the leader at the quarterback and win the game, but if they fall behind, like they did against Alabama, is he the best option for throwing the football and bringing them back from a deficit? I don't know if that's necessarily the case. I think JT Daniel says has handled things beautifully. I'm sure he's got to be frustrated with the fact that he's not getting an opportunity to lead this team when we saw him last he was fantastic, albeit against Vanderbilt's defense, but the scored 5 touchdowns in that first quarter, I do think there are some guys that are a little disenchanted with the fact that they're not being included in the downtown passing game as much. George pickens is one of those guys that last year was revitalized with JT Daniels came in the last four games of the season. So I do think it will be interesting how Todd monkey has herby smart shoes to handle the quarterback position. But I also think there's a cool debate about Michigan too, Michigan has used not only came McNamara, but has used JJ McCarthy to freshman has a nice compliment with his ability to run the football. I actually think that's going to be one of the keys is how you use McCarthy to create a little strain on the Georgia defense. Use some of that RPO stuff to help. Maybe put George in some conflict in terms of their assignments, defensively. So I think we could very easily see four quarterbacks being utilized in this game tomorrow night..

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"josh gaddis" Discussed on Bet The Board

Bet The Board

05:18 min | 1 year ago

"josh gaddis" Discussed on Bet The Board

"Are not alike. So it's interesting. I don't think Michigan's going to abandon who they are, right? We've heard in pressers this week, Haskins has come out and said like, hey, we're going to be who we are. And I don't know if I understand you have a month off, right? So you can make some adjustments. You can throw in some wrinkles. You can do some different things. And provide different elements that haven't been on film yet, but at its core, Michigan's going to rely on its own line. It's going to rely on its run game. It's not going to put a ton on Kate McNamara's plate, and ultimately I think that's what this comes down to. It's like Michigan due to Georgia, what they've done to other defensive lines. And play some bully ball. I like Michigan's offensive line. But you hit it perfectly in that it didn't really work against Wisconsin's defense of front. I know people will probably go and see the score now, as I say that and they're like, oh, one on the road by three scores. The reality is if you look at it, Haskins quorum and Edwards, average 2.7 a carry on 35 carries combined. And what was shocking to me and digging into this game was Michigan's O line 68th an opportunity rate for as good as the run game has been, and that's basically a metric that measures the amount of times a run play gains at least four yards when the line creates four yards of space. Stunning to see them below average. That's obviously pretty important when we're talking about a Michigan offense that runs on 61% of early downs. That's who they are. So even if they decided to be like, hey, we're going to open this up a little bit more. Probably not going to be a ton of passing, you know? And then you have this Georgia defense that we know 8th in schedule adjusted EPA per rush allow. In total, less than 29% of runs against George of great successful. If you look prior to the Alabama game, George's defense was given up 0.36 non garbage time points per drive. Georgia gave up 8 regular season touchdowns this year. Even in that game against Alabama, trace Sanders and Brian Robinson junior did nothing on the ground. It was Bryce young's legs that made the rushing numbers respectable. I believe it was like 1.4 EPA per rush for Bryce young. The other two running backs were negative UPA per rush. And then if you look at the success Michigan's had running the ball recently, it's tons of inside zone. It's very difficult to run inside against Georgia and Jordan Davis, right? And you also have great run defenders and jaylen Carter and devonte Wyatt. The way Alabama was able to be Georgia. It's like having a Heisman quarterback in a potential number one pick in 2023 throwing to a first round receiver and Jameson Williams and push and pull down veal. Gabe Mary isn't that guy in Michigan doesn't really have that kind of weaponry outside once Belle went down. And this is really interesting to me and it kind of gages some of the receiver talent. And I'm sure there's some young guys like Michigan and we're recruiting better. I'm sure you are, but like the young guys aren't quite there yet. To impact a game like this and you can tell by this number, Michigan's receivers have only caught 35% of their contested catches. As many question marks, if we have about Georgia's receivers, 62% catch rate. It's not a very good pass catching offense right now. It's very bleak in its current state. I think if you're Josh gaddis. JJ McCarthy time, baby. That's what Michigan's gotta lean on in this game. A little trickery and such. Yes, yeah, you're probably right. You know, I think if you're Michigan and you're Josh gaddis, like you're kind of throwing on the tape and you're seeing that in addition to a couple deep shots and making young corners kind of play on islands, Alabama was able to attack the slot. In Georgia secondary, right? 16.8 yards allowed perception on ten catches with a touchdown. I don't know what happened. Maybe it was disciplinary, but latavius Brittany, who plays the star position in Georgia's defense and has an 82 coverage grade, the best of any player in Georgia secondary, was benched for the Alabama game. Didn't record a single snap. No reasons were given other than Bernie was a healthy scratch. His replacement, William Poole was targeted ten times. Bryce young had a one 41 passer rating when targeting pool. 8 of those ten targets were caught, including one for a touchdown. So your guess is as good as mine, if Brittany is maybe injured, maybe if he's in the doghouse, I don't know, but it obviously be good if he blamed this game because he plays the star position and he's one of the best coverage guys defending the slot. If he's in there, based upon his productivity this year, that's probably not an attackable area, although it appears to be one if you watched film from the last game. Let's see if Bernie's in the doghouse. Chris Smith, another key cog in Georgia secondary, hadn't played since the Tennessee game because of a knee injury. He returned against bam at far less than a 100%. He's now going to have another four weeks to rehab his knee. Let's see if that helps. But as I see this, right? Unless Michigan's able to like shock us all and bully Georgia's front, probably going to need Donovan Edwards to be a factor catching balls out of the backfield. Maybe you even do line them up.

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"josh gaddis" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

04:47 min | 1 year ago

"josh gaddis" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"You can get involved there. You can rant and rave and yell at me there. You can also, of course, use the phone lines. 855-242-7285 if you want to get in we'll tuck some time to take some calls here. We will talk with Billy lucci of tech sags, of course, covering the Aggie. So we'll talk Texas a and M here coming up in a little bit. And we're gonna have some fun in the final hour as well. The big news, of course, is that jamir Gibbs running back for Georgia Tech, a four star recruit from two years ago who was number three in all of college football this year at over a 150 yards of all purpose per game. Number three in America, he of course is going to go to Alabama. Transferring along with Eli ricks, of course, the 5 star corner from LSU who decided to go to Alabama last at the end of last week. And the bottom line is this, if you put a rule in place to try to stop Nick Saban and or create parity in college football, Nick Saban will just laugh in your face and use it to defeat you. That is just what he does. Remember ten years ago, we tried to slow the game down. It wasn't a complaint. People thought it was a complaint at the time, right? Everybody around the country. Nick Saban scared of the up tempo offense. He can't compete with the up tempo offense. He's scared. It wasn't a complaint. It was a warning. And he said, he said, all right, fine. You're only going to chase the rules, I? We're going to play by him and we're going to beat you at your own game and sure enough he hires lane kiffin and the rest is history. The offense has evolved. Texas a and M, Georgia. You're next is your offense gonna evolve. LSU. We'll find out against Michigan, I suppose, in the case of George 855-242-7285 the rich get richer. Let's head back to the phone lines here. Billy in Philly, Billy, what's up man? Welcome to the show. Hi. I wanted to ask you to tell me a little bit more about chicken. I think the big concern for a lot of people who follow you is not Georgia and Alabama. I'm kind of happy with either one of them winning. But the team away from them that can upset everything. And I just don't follow Michigan very much. I mean, you could say they help on that. So you're cutting out a little bit. You're asking about Michigan, just in general against Georgetown in the playoff. Okay. Yeah, yes, because I don't know much about them. Sure, for sure, Billy, thank you for the call. Michigan, what do we know about Michigan? Well, two unbelievably talented defensive ends and Aidan Hutchinson and David a jabo. These are guys that get after the quarterback their front 7 is extremely physical. They've got a couple of guys in the secondary that are elite athletes, but not a ton. This is a team that wants to pack it in and play physical football between the tackles, just like Georgia does. They're actually sort of, I don't want to say a miniature version because that's not accurate. They are basically a carbon copy of Georgia, but maybe not quite as talented across the board. They have a top 15 top 12 recruiting class on average over the last 5 years. So while they are not as good as Georgia recruiting top three top 5 classes every season, they are still pretty darn good. Josh gaddis is the offensive coordinator who has sort of reinvented that offense to some degree K McNamara's the quarterback. They want to run the football between the tackles right at your face. And that is what's going to make a great game with Georgia. The problem because I love double mouthpiece games. Put two mouth pieces in and run at each other, man. That's football. That's how I grew up watching football. That's not the way the game works these days. You got to play in space. Georgia can play in space. I don't know if Michigan can on offense. The way Bryce young and Jameson Williams took advantage of Georgia in the SEC championship game. That is my question for Michigan. If they pack it in and you can not run the football against Georgia, which few teams have been able to do, can you make can you make plays to loosen them up? Now they've got a backup quarterback. JJ McCarthy, you actually, who they use to sort of run the trick plays, the gadget plays, the wildcat, that kind of stuff. So I'm assuming they're going to have some really nice ideas for how to use him in this game to try to change up and mix up Georgia. I still think Kate McNamara has to be able to make throws into space to beat Georgia because that is the only way you can beat Georgia. The reason Bama one was Bryce young and Jameson Williams in space. We saw South Carolina get behind George's secondary a couple times. That's the only thing that has beaten George all year is talented weapons at quarterback, and it receiver in space, because that's where you have to attack them. That's my question about Michigan. Otherwise, I think they can line up and physically match Georgia, especially along the defensive line. I think the Georgia offensive line better be ready. 8 and Hutchinson is the real deal, guys. He deserved to be number two in.

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"josh gaddis" Discussed on The Audible with Feldman And Mandel

The Audible with Feldman And Mandel

06:26 min | 1 year ago

"josh gaddis" Discussed on The Audible with Feldman And Mandel

"It's really, I don't want to say unprecedented, but when do you ever see a coach, even get a 7th season after the direction that program was heading in? And then successfully, after 6 years of not delivering what he was hired to do in year 7, it's like the lightbulb goes off. And they pull it off. Usually, once you've started backsliding, you don't usually see a coach, get it back on track, I do think Brian Kelly is a good example of that. And really what it comes down to is like you said, that game yesterday, if you had asked me in 2015 before he ever coached a game at Michigan, what is a Jim Harbaugh Michigan team going to look like? It was that. It was physical, downhill, just blowing Ohio State off the ball and creating huge holes for Hassan Haskins and Blake coram. And then getting after the quarterback, like Aidan Hutchinson did. I also this wasn't talked about enough, but early in the game trading on Henderson had a couple big runs. And I thought at that point, if you noticed coming out a half time and was 1413, they started going to him more because I think Ryan day was like, okay, we can't protect CJ Stroud very well. Let's go to the run and Michigan defense to its credit stuffed him and did the rest of the game. He never got going. So all credit to Harbaugh for kind of getting back to his roots. You know, I think when he hired Josh gaddis, he was trying to it was his way of saying, okay, I'm not an expert on the spread offense and hurry up and RPOs. Let's bring this guy in. He knows what he's doing. There is some of that still in the offense, but really it's a Stanford esque 2010 Stanford esque approach to football and it's working. I think one thing that became very apparent and I'm sitting there watching it with Chris Peterson yesterday in our studio was remember who's one of the mentors for Josh gaddis. Joe moorhead. There was a lot of jomo red Oregon stuff that just befuddled the buckeyes and look, this was an aria. I do not want to say I told you so even though I feel like I'm about to do it. The one issue we ended up getting into you and I probably a couple of weeks ago was how much better the Ohio State defense is. All that stuff resurfaced. I mean, it looked very similar. It was an organ two. Yeah, and I think, you know, if anything, what you had was a slightly different version, which look, Anthony Brown junior played a really good game when he was in Columbus. I thought this game you had different weather conditions, you did have some mistakes, right? Like you saw the mistake where McNamara throws a red zone pick was probably from maybe the 25. Be like, you can't afford that. Well, they could afford it because they ran the ball down their throats, and I thought they have such an identity now, but they did a lot of misdirection stuff that I think caught them off guard and kind of had their head spinning and Ryan day. It's not say this season as a disaster, but my guess is, the Ohio State defensive staff is probably going to look a lot different a month from now than it does right now because I just think that they realize they have some issues, and no matter what you saw for the last whatever two months they didn't play anybody with the exception of Michigan state, Michigan state fell into such a deep hole so fast, I just think that nobody else was capable of exploiting it quite to the degree that Michigan was. Yeah, you know, I watched like an 8 minute condensed Big Ten network version of it this morning just to kind of refresh my memory about everything knowing we were going to talk about it. And there were several moments in the game where you thought, okay, this is where Ohio State. Takes back over. One of those was, obviously, like you talked about the McNamara interception, which they then went down and turned into a touchdown. You know, it was, I mean, look, right down to the end, it was, you know, Michigan gets the ball back, 35, 27, if they can get a stop, they've still got a chance. You hear Gus Johnson say, can they run out the clock here? Well, how did they run out the clock? They ran right down the field right down their throat, and ended up putting it away. But that being said for all we're talking about, it was for the most part a run the ball down their throat kind of game. The two of the biggest gains for Michigan were on a reverse and a flea flicker. And Ohio State defense just got caught sleeping. So you're right, look, hindsight's 2020. By the end of the game, I'll say you're thinking, I can't believe I wasted travel money, nights in a hotel to go watch Ohio State crush Michigan state and write a column that, hey, I think this team can win the national championship. And then 7 days later, just look like a complete idiot. Hindsight's 2020. You know, I do think what you're saying is true. That defense never really faced a running game that could truly exploit it until Michigan. I do think Kenneth walker is still really good. And by the way, Michigan state turned around yesterday and beat Penn State, he had another big game. It's just like you said they got down so so big so fast they just abandoned the run. During the middle of the season as it's happening, you know, everybody's always like, oh, that team lost their overrated. Michigan state finished ten and two. They're going to finish in the top ten, at least in the regular season they're going to go to a new year's 6 bowl. That was still a very impressive win for Ohio State, but it's one thing to do it at home in a game where CJ Stroud was never pressured. And it's another thing to go up in the snow in Ann Arbor, CJ strad looked really uncomfortable right from the beginning, Aiden Hutchinson I saw on Twitter, PFF college, credited Aidan Hutchinson with 14 pressures, the highest number in a game since they started tracking it in 2014. So kudos to him, kudos to Harbaugh also. I want to start some kudos to Michigan AD ward manual, who did the opposite of what seemingly everybody else in his sport does and hit panic and pay the buyout in go find the next guy..

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"josh gaddis" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

06:06 min | 1 year ago

"josh gaddis" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

"Welcome back to the end zone. Jamie Morris, Mad to hit Man and Missile er over there at the Taj Mahal. Boom, boom, Matty Leach and yes, my man. Expected that the top greater of them all. Zack Shaw. He's the Michigan beat writer for the 27th seven sports as well as CBS Sports Zack. How you Doing today, Man? I'm good. I'm good. Thanks for having me out again. Love hearing my awkward interview questions. And then the last segment hate hate. You're in this kind of my own voice. Never hurt yourself can never hear the question can never ask the question the way I wanted to, But that's that's okay. The players usually meet me in the middle, figure out what I was trying to say. So they understood what you were trying what you were trying to get where you weren't trying to trick them into anything, right? Oh, yeah. No, I'm not. I'm not that kind of reporter. But but, you know, it's everyone who's been in radio has the same thing. You hear your own voice back. It's like nails on a chalkboard like man. Yeah, that loser asking that stupid question. Oh, it's all say that we are. I yell out who? The who The people are, Oh, that's such and such Let's put such and such Uh, I got to ask you this question. Roman Wilson. I got you got they had them in the room. I'm thinking that you know they're they're thinking that he's going to maybe be the replacement for Ronnie Brown. I mean, is that what your thought is that? This is a the way the way I see it. I understand that kids passing this is for Ronnie and everything like this. No, no, son, This is your opportunity. This right here. Opportunities knocking, they come at different times. I got to look at it if I wanted If I could come through the mic and say something to him, this is your opportunity to showcase you. And, you know, does he know that or you know, I mean, Does. He just looks at it as an opportunity because Ronnie's knocked around? Yeah, I think he's aware I think they all are. I think the the thing that Michigan's trying to preach is just because it's they have a lot of guys that they feel can fill that role. You know Dale in Baldwin. He didn't play a ton Saturday. But Josh Gaddis said earlier today he told us that he was actually doubtful for that game for injury. They weren't sure he was going to play, and then he ended up playing a little bit in the second half. Sounds like he's healthier now so I could see him playing more AJ heading Can't keep someone that fast off the field too long, You know, he see someone that I mean, even just by default. Just put him somewhere. The ball in his hand, see what he can do, and and Roman Wilson's about that fast track speed and 40 times. He's faster than a J. So I think AJ is a little bit quicker, but Romans got some speed. Don't hear that. You know, they always ask you guys when you guys get a chance to be around these kids. You always ask who's the fastest guy on the team, and I didn't hear Romans name this year. Okay. I'm just Whoa! Uh, you were you were listen to the wrong interviews. I've got three players. Every player is this fall that, said Roman Wilson. And then just last night, 1/4 did, but that was, of course, Roman Wilson. No, no, He's uh, because because he's always going to every player is going to say himself in, but But, you know, my thing is, I always look at the track times. Look at the 40 times. It's about when the pads are on the helmets are on. That's a different kind of speed. And so yeah. He's up there. He can make plays. He had that that 43 yard end around. He almost looked like he was jogging during that plane just to kind of find find the right lanes and everything. I mean, he's He's still got some room to be unleashed. But Michigan. I know the coaches have told the players. There's not going to be one guy that's just going to step in. It's not. It's not a plug in thing it's going to be you're going to ask more from ST still more from Roman Wilson more from AJ more from daily Baldwin. Um, you know, Cornelius Johnson, this is this is his opportunity to be the number one because I think you know, in terms of combination of hands, route running offensive awareness. Uh, you know, kind of ability to get open ability to improvise, break his routes to make sure the quarterback can find him. He's the guy. He should be the number one guy and then then it's a race for number two. Um and I think they've got Five guys that can really do that job. And so it's just a matter of. Yeah, as you, said, Jamie, who's Who's Who's picking it up this week. Who's Who's turning it up? You know, maybe they were at eight or nine intensive level. Who's Who's maxing it out this week to try to fill that role? Because there are guys with speed there. Guys with hands are guys that can make place. Now they need someone to actually go and make the place. Yeah, it seemed like that was the case when it actually when Ronnie went down during the punt return here on Saturday that it wasn't one guy that they looked at that it was was everybody on that offense and that wide receiver record to step up and really make plays like you mentioned Baldwin wasn't he was doubtful, or wasn't even maybe they were hoping they didn't need to play them if they didn't need to, and he was out there and made one heck of a touchdown grab and run. Um, So obviously Ronnie Ronnie Bell, being lost for the season is pretty much one. If one of the very few negatives that you can point out to here Saturday What? What were you overall thoughts of the Wolverines here in their first game against Western Yeah. I mean, I think the quick summary as they did what they were supposed to do, You know, I think when I was going into this game, I was kind of thinking, Okay. Is this going to be a weird game where they have a couple mistakes and it's a little closer, a halftime and the fans all panic, Or is this going to be Game where maybe they let a team get back into it. Uh and and with no disrespect to, you know, Mid American conference teams. Michigan looked like they were playing a Mac team, You know, Think about like the good Michigan teams in the past. This is this game is over at half time, they get to play all the freshmen all the all the you know, I mean, honestly, to walk on the third string guys for most of the fourth quarter, and so that's In that regard. They did that. You know, I think everyone with a little bit on the edge of their seats. You know those that first quarter? Maybe when it was, I think it was like 10 7 at the end of the first quarter, but then Michigan only allowed 23 yards in the second quarter. That's that's pretty good. You know that you'll take that every day in third quarter. I think it was more than 23..

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"josh gaddis" Discussed on Bet The Board

Bet The Board

07:39 min | 1 year ago

"josh gaddis" Discussed on Bet The Board

"That. Washington is on high alert. this week. You are can't wait. You're chomping at the bit to get back onto the practice field. There's gonna be full buying. It's gonna be all business this week. But what's the game plan. I don't know what that's going to look like dylan. Morris obviously struggled. You didn't help him. As an oc. For some reason only twenty two percent play action rate on any other dropback without play action. Dylan moore's how to thirty nine passer rating and three. Maybe a little more play action. So i don't know what that's going to look like offensively and in this matchup you're going to need dillmore. We'd better you're going to need the o. Line to bully michigan in the trenches. And just funny. How sixty minutes football can change perceptions because the area of concern for michigan defensely. Coming in the season side from getting acclimated to a new defensive scheme was there d. line but i was kind of impressed with michigan's defense. Western michigan is is no cupcake. That's a top fifty type offense and the only points. Western michigan scored was on the opening drive and in garbage time down forty with three to four minutes left. And you look at the opening drive touchdown. There's a fifteen yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. So instead of third and ten in way behind the chains it turned into an automatic first down that kept that drive a lot. And so you know i think michigan's defense is much better than i expected. I thought that was a really game performance. But you come back to this and while this sounds really bad for washington. What i'm about to say probably trumps anything about this game in terms of importance. This game was played last week. Michigan would have been a one and a half point favorite. You've now gone through the three. The fourth the six and you're at seven. The debate ultimately becomes that five and a half point adjustment. We know it's warranted because we don't really like what washington does offensively and they aren't just suddenly going to grow some weapons on trees and bring him to michigan. This week is the five and a half points adjustment. We know it's not warranted but is the coaching that bad that we might not be able to account for what washington truly is right. You get situations like this todd. Where two months from. Now you're like holy shit. This is the worst coach team in college. Football you go land. Seven with michigan was an absolute steel. Yes and so. That's something you don't wanna run yourself into. But in the current present day in moment situation where you could possibly go to the ticket window and say three seven minus seven believes. I just don't see that. I can tell you one thing if you believe that washington. This isn't enough of an overreaction. You can take advantage of the price on oregon to win the pac twelve north. Where they're still only a modest favorite of mine is a dollar thirty. Given the way the rest of the division looked from washington state to stanford to cal if washington is going to be no good oregon may have this thing wrapped up by early november now of washington. Going to have some success in this game pain. It's obviously gonna come from the defensive side of the ball our the huskies were no slouch despite the losing effort. They held montana a shade. More than four yards per play. A fifteen percent of montana's drives counter for two first downs or more montana's quarterback only twelve twenty three one hundred five yards and we look at michigan offensively. Hey look they got back to basics. They ran the ball on twenty four hundred thirty four offensive snaps in the first half and for a team that gravitate towards running dna or at least has in the past under coach harbaugh. It's going to be easier for him to justify that decision making process when you now factor in that ronnie bell has been lost for the season. The most accomplished returning receiver on that roster. And when you look at some of the other guys. That are out there whether it's dalen baldwin. Cornelius johnson roman wilson. Aj heading the one biggest takeaway for me. I'll michigan coaches. None of those receivers embody the full complement of traits is ronnie bell. It's almost patchwork deals this guy's burner. This guy's a possession receiver that doesn't create some of those elements and match up on the outside absolutely. And you know trying to kind of remove from what i saw last week. I do think it's safe to say washington's defense the better the two units here. And if jimmy lake a guy that has made his bones being a defensive guy suddenly has a poor defense like washington's in bigger trouble than we thought as a as a program under this current regime. It's still a top twenty defense based on our projections. And i thought the defense played really well against montana. Obviously michigan had an offensive outburst. Will fans probably very excited. They hadn't seen that awhile and no doubt you can only play. Who's on the schedule. And who's in front of you. And from that perspective michigan was dominant. They controlled the trenches. They put up a positive point. Three six epa per run you saw cade mcnamara be uber efficient when he did drop back to pass wasn't very often but he was super efficient only through eleven times was adjusted accuracy. One hundred percent he was. He was not only accurate but he was decisive. He got the ball out on time. And the interesting part was when western michigan did blitz him. He was able to identify any try to make them pay. That was the seventy six yard touchdown to ronnie bella was him identifying blitz pre snap and then saying. Hey i'm gonna make you pay for this. And so a massive explosive down the field in saying that western michigans defense who we projected them to be outside the top one ten inefficiency. We expected them to be bullied. Western michigan had one of the lowest returning defensive production rates in the country so that has to be factored into that performance. Obviously in terms of calling in style. I think this game's going to be really telling for what michigan's offense is. Obviously michigan isn't going to run the ball. Seventy two percents of snaps. They're not gonna only snap at sixty one times on offense but what i propose to you off air. Was you do wonder if harbaugh who hasn't seen things progress offensively as much as you would have liked with josh gaddis over the first two seasons said. Hey let's let's rain this thing. let's let's bring it back in. Let's run it a little bit more. And so that'll be a fun data point to see in a game like this. Obviously you mentioned the big blow to ronnie bell. He was the best weapon that they had. He's out for the season. The other thing that you want to factor in and again where we're seventy two hours out whether changes every twenty minutes so you wanna monitor this but we are looking as of right now. Twenty mph projected winds with gusts higher. And so when you start to get around that fifteen mile per hour range. That's when wind has an impact so we have seen this total come down a little bit from the open right pretty much. Open fifty one across the board group had it yesterday. We're now out to forty nine. The question becomes is is the second number still value fifty one key number. Forty eight is the next key number. If you're going under you obviously want to get ahead of that second key number the question becomes does the second number still have value interesting trend to you. Talk about totals and of course you never wanna make blanket generalizations because i think it puts especially novice betters into a trap hour. We're gonna they're gonna find themselves chasing hill teams involving f. b. s. opponents. I believe last week pain..

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"josh gaddis" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

04:00 min | 1 year ago

"josh gaddis" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"Went to a lot of fastballs and in one class ball being the the term as were really one worksite. Call or something to basically have the team go as quickly as they can and simplified a lot of it for the players A couple of guys. I talked to actually when o'brien had come through there a couple of times long before he'd ever actually georgia staff Once they thought was when he was with the patriots but another time. Innosabah penn state. They're just got the job there and come to tuscaloosa to do some professional development. One of the coaches you know. He actually talked on some of the things offense that we tried to incorporate back then and this is almost ten years ago. Now i guess we play eight or nine years ago that had some elements that they were able to to incorporate and obviously cures later And it was the year that flaked then circle or with two thousand fourteen lane kiffin first year. They really went all in on on fastballs and the one word play calls to basically simplify things and it's fascinating to see you know even the the derivation and the origins of that part of it are kind of it's interesting to hear. There's different theories on what happened how it actually came together because a lot of these guys are in the room and they just see it a little maybe a little differently remember it differently but it was fascinating to hear you know kind of this origin. Story of their system. And bruce now he is there but you know. We're talking about and trying to lane to sark brian. cabell who has strong connections to that bella check Operation and others as well and and how has it changed. how has it evolved. Because the quarterbacks lately have been pretty pretty amazing they have. And i think one of the things that you know comes out in the story is laying was obviously a really good play caller. Now some of the guys work on and said you know he really wasn't a quote unquote quarterback guy. Even though he played it ripley fresno state they saw him as more he'd been more of a receivers died and so maybe the teaching the reeds or some of those things wasn't a specialty for him and then debut came in and he brought the patriot half's concepts and then while david was there. You had mike loxley who was really good with the rpo game. Josh gaddis with who is good with the arche game and then you had sar. Come back from the nfl. Sark was really good with a quarterback development and the read and different things of coaching. The quarterback and you saw the quarterback play especially with mack jones though to another level there. Now obviously it's not just the low a do office of line coach. Doug marrone you have a lot of new pieces around there. And you certainly have to terrific offense. Lineman john michie that you have a lot of you know unproven. New guys and new roles in addition to the new staff It's gonna be fascinating to see what they you know. Really not just what they've put in but what they kind of becomes their thing of what they kind of really. Hang your hat on. I mean. I've heard really good things about bryce young. I'm sure there's gonna alumna football really well behind. What should be a really good offensive line But what are the what. Are you going to be the staple that they emphasize low. The more like what day ball did the year he was there. Because of the has more the nfl routes. I mean it's really interesting to see. What the o'brien nick. Save and the side is going to be best for the personnel. Because that's the biggest thing i think and you saw from again especially from the blake sims. You're on.

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"josh gaddis" Discussed on The Audible with Feldman And Mandel

The Audible with Feldman And Mandel

06:14 min | 1 year ago

"josh gaddis" Discussed on The Audible with Feldman And Mandel

"The latest edition of the audible presented by traderjoes. I'm bruce feldman joined by my colleague stewart. Mandel and stu this weekend we have actual games. It is officially week zero week and the biggest game of all for at least are week. Zero is going to be illinois and nebraska kicking it all off and what better way to get. It started before we get into the mail bag and get into stews. Big ten predictions when it talked to an actual big ten expert is former ohio state star. Linebacker joshua perry from big ten network. Who was out on the road and visited every big ten program in camp and has a lot of insight. We're really glad that he has found time to join us today. On the autumn we are pleased. Joined now by joshua perry from the big ten network. You remember him from ohio states. Twenty fourteen national championship team now is part of that crew at bt and with Dave revson gerry. Dinardo howard griffith and we love the every preseason. We love checking with you guys because you get to go to all fourteen schools. See what's going on during preseason camp and larry on zoom right now and you're in your car. I did not realize you guys don't have the bus this year. How how is this tour. Working exactly yes. We are bus lifts so we have been just kind of doing it the way you would do it. Hopping on planes getting in cars even thought about taking a train at one point to get from. Stop to stop. This has not been without issues though and in some of them started early on we had some trouble leaving our third stop Were coming from wisconsin. We're supposed to be heading east lansing. There was some weather had a flight. Issue ended up making that a drive In then we pulled a similar thing when we were leaving Ah believe penn state and set. It happened on the plane that was getting delayed. We drove to rutgers which wasn't a bad drive And then we had the weekend at home some leaving columbus and in heading over to purdue right now which is about a four hour trip so able to manage to figure out and it's been fun gets a lot of different things that we obviously didn't get to see last year in preseason so it's really insightful so you are basti i was as people know. You're a great player at ohio state. And you've been with me for a little while now get to eyeball teams in camp. Give us like maybe your two. Or three biggest whoa. I didn't expect that from getting to see some of these programs. Yeah i mean that's a wonderful question. I think it starts with minnesota. Who is our most recent stop. So maybe that's a little bit of recency bias but we just had no idea what to expect from that team after twenty twenty Because they had so many issues ads as out for kobe. Issues terror morgan. Their quarterback had some family issues that he was dealing with. And i know it's not easy to play football when you're dealing with some outside issues but especially the the quarterback position In so we didn't know if they were going to be more what we saw in two thousand nineteen or what we saw on twenty twenty. And i can tell you right now. I think it's more two thousand nineteen i think. Ten or morgan is going to be a lot better. They've got ten guys on defense. Who played a lot last year and a lot of those guys weren't supposed to play. They look really good. I think they're going to be strong. They're both lines of scrimmage are just look in. I can't even describe it like they've got real guys out there physically So i think they're going to be good. The other one was indiana just because of the same kind of curiosity. Are they going to be able to continue. This upward trend that they've had over the last couple of seasons and the answer is yes and for two reasons number one They've got plenty of talent but number two. That's a coaching staff. That has standards. they're demanding they know how to teach And they're going to coach the best out of players so if they have any issues. This year won't be for lack of coaching or lack of talent. I think it's a really well. Put together program. The final one. We'll get to see them in week. Zero is illinois and we're leaving big ten media days. That was the spot where i said. I'm the most curious because he had no idea what things were going to look like. You could gas based off. What bret bielema has done in the past. You didn't know. And they've got a veteran quarterback who is a very talented player. Who probably makes a few too many mistakes. And he's got tight matt up. They're going to be good. Along the lines of scrimmage. I love the what they have at running back. I think they've got really good linebackers But their x. Factor is bret bielema. Got to spend time around bill. Checking the nfl. And if there's one coach you want to spend some time around from the nfl. that guy. And i think he picked up some really good habits. i think he really understood What what. Bill does as a coach and how he thinks about the game differently and he's trying to give that to his team. So those three teams minnesota indiana illinois. Really kind of sit outs me okay. I'm immediately regretting my three and nine pick for the alliance. Whoops twenty twenty two super seniors. Right yeah lost with twenty two six. Well okay so if those three schools and and certainly illinois in minnesota could get a lot better record wise indiana. You're saying might be even better. Somebody's gotta take a step back. Who who would that be. Yeah i mean that's it's tough right here in jazz. The question of course. I'm a buckeyes so people are going to say. Of course he says at. but yes. The question about michigan and They've got a new defensive coordinator in a new system that they're trying to implement. I think there's still a question of is the offense going to be more josh gaddis or is it going to be more. Jim harbaugh They've got mcnamara. Who's going to be starting football games and i. I think that he is a very good. Starting level College quarterback he's a guy who maybe isn't the most flashy on tape. I think he's a smart player. Who's gonna limit mistakes. Which is something that they need. They've had a lot of mistakes of that position But you you leave there feeling like this.

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"josh gaddis" Discussed on Bet The Board

Bet The Board

07:37 min | 1 year ago

"josh gaddis" Discussed on Bet The Board

"Rate defense fifty ninth and explosive pass. Defense a hundred and five over on epa defense. That's secondary scotto improve when we did the national championship preview dot. I was explicit. That if ohio state stayed in their four three and felt linebackers were gonna cover bama wide receivers is gonna be a long long night and we gave out bama team total over. We didn't think ohio state would adapt. And sure enough. You've got guys like pete werner and tough borland are out there trying to cover devante smith and company in the slot and ohio state. It's torch might. Understanding is ohio state is going to try to adapt to the dimes and go with a four to five the season. They're gonna have a fifth man in the secondary likely a safety which they're going to call the bullet position. Part of this is getting torched by bama. The other part is losing your top four linebackers from last season so there are some holes defensively so i think some of those are the things defensively look for now. Ohio state obviously has like embarrassment of riches. Defensively i mean they got jack sawyer now this kid that they just signed tj. And i'm going to butcher the name to we mow alot in the last few days to five star is gonna be impact freshman. Oh i thought that was a game effort on the pronunciation. His name especially in the preseason. He's only been there less than a week. I didn't quite stick the landing. The russian judge may have discounted appoint there at the end. But i thought it was a good first effort but i just. I don't think there's going to be a dominant unit. I do see some regression from last year. But it's still going to be a top twenty five thirty defense. But i don't think it's there's some question marks there for sure. Yeah and and the one thing is. We've seen time and time again. As far as it pertains to the big ten and the proverbial gauntlet which is anything but for ohio state. That's secondary doesn't often get tested by nfl caliber quarterbacks until they get to the big stage which includes a semifinal games and potential championships. So maybe it's oregon and we to maybe. It is tanner morgan week. One or down the road if they face a healthy mike panics. But there aren't a lot of quarterbacks if you look through that buckeye schedule and go hey look these guys are going to carve us up week in week out so you have to take a wait and see and oftentimes. There can be some noise in the numbers but from ohio. State to the school up north with the michigan wolverines. They're twenty five to one to win the big ten fourteen to one to win the big ten east. Ed faneuil sportsbook and you look at their win. Total it seven you do have to lay a buck and a quarter to go over the total. I mean the reality of things for michigan pain is. This is a program that has a proud tradition. We know about coach harbaugh being on the hot seat and not getting those winds especially against the aforementioned ohio state buckeyes michigan this off season. They overhauled a lot of coaches. So there'll be a number of different faces out there but you josh gaddis returns as the offensive coordinator in conjunction with sharon. More you see. Mike mcdonald come in as the new defensive coordinator. Obviously a harbaugh tie as the former linebacking coach in baltimore. But when you look at the michigan. Wolverines from an offensive standpoint all signs are pointing at cade mcnamara being their starting quarterback. But maybe there's a little bit more that'll be decided in fall camp before we ultimately no the man taking snaps under centers for their opener against western michigan. It's not just a big year for the quarterback position. But josh gaddis this feels like a really crucial season for him and know we know. The offense has changed dramatically but the efficiency has improved. And so that was one thing that we banged the table for right. We just kind of need to get out of this bc. Type offense right this archaic offense but the year before god scott. Their michigan past forty percent of the time last year is fifty six percent pass. So we like that. The year before gas derived michigan used heavy formations at sixty five percent of time last year. Just thirty three percent so there was that stylistic shift that we were hoping for but the efficiency hasn't fallen in fact gone backwards so this is a huge year for gaddis because if the offense fails again he's probably out of town. You mentioned kate mcnamara. That's the question i know. It looks like he's the guy that's in the driver's seat heading into fall camp. Alan bowman said he didn't transfer not to start. And obviously jj mccarthy the five star prized quarterback is the most talented at bunch. But i think our understandings the same here. Todd it sounds like mcnamara is is the leader right now. He knows the offense best. These guys played it. And when i watch him right it's clear knows where the ball needs to go. Does kind of give off a game manager vibe but when michigan's o. Line kept them clean. Mcnamara's good when michigan through action. Mcnamara's good whoever starts under center. Though i think the offensive line will be improved. So that's going to help the injury lock. Last year was terrible. So i think they'll be a healthier unit upfront michigan's o. Line wasn't good last year because of those injuries creating room for its backs outside the top eighty in line yards and stuff rates. I'd like the running back room this year. I think haskins now. He's a fulltime. Starters can be really good. The freshman donovan edwards appears to be the kind of back like harbaugh has not had it michigan yet. He looks bursting. He looks. I can get outside. I think he's going to contribute at minimum in the past game out of the backfield. He just appears to be the type of back. That harbaugh has just been like hoping and praying for. This is by far the best back that he's recruited. I think question marks though receiver once you get past ronnie bell. You had josh jackson surprisingly transfer out after spring ball the washington's and not only do you lose probably your best your second best receiver but he transfers to a dean michigan place week too so i'm gonna spill the beans a little bit on. What josh gad is wants to do and then michigan did landale in baldwin. The jackson state transfer apparently worked out for both ohio. State and penn state and both offered baldwin shows michigan. So let's see what impact he has the fortunate thing for michigan's offense the first month of the season. You get western michigan. You get an you get rutgers defensively. All of those defenses. Were projecting outside the top eighty so michigan has a chance to at least get it going early. There are some brutal games on the schedule. Oughta conference as i mentioned washington. You're at wisconsin and penn state. You closed the earth. Ohio state but at least early on the offense has a chance to build some momentum. Get acclimated to whichever quarterback it is in this new system. Our number michigan seven point two. I know under eight was extremely sharp. There are other places out there that are still dealing like seven point. Seven seven point eight if you could find those in in you. Wanna fade michigan gopher. There is some value there. Not enough for me but there is some value there when you look at michigan pain on the defensive side of the ball. Were expecting a scheme. Change to go to three four. Don brown's defense. That looked old and antiquated. Not every week but every time they stepped up in class against ohio state will be a thing of the past. An uncharacteristically bad michigan stop unit last season. There are some playmakers in this particular group though but they have to be much more effective in creating havoc place last year. Defense struggle the force turnovers only two picks a takeaway. Excuse me coming every hundred fifty five snaps easy for me to say when you look at michigan defensively. Do we think we can expect a positive regression this year in ann arbor. Let's hope you know. At least you have the full offseason to implement this style change. And you mentioned. Dom brown's out mike mcdonald's in.

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