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"ron simpkins" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

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06:16 min | 9 months ago

"ron simpkins" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

"He is a very good starting linebacker for this team, and then, like you said, the last kind of question Mark is there with bear it, But from all indications, everything that we've heard, you know that he should be on tracked at the filling in that viper position and fill in Pretty well. So you know, it does seem like we have been able to this. You know, this has been one of the positions that we've been able to get some good ones and somewhat revote at that position and keep it going. Very strongly, So it seems like we should have some optimism in that group. With my grown at the helm Men again. He's starting to remind people of Devin Bush, who was talked about as The greatest linebacker here in Michigan, or was starting to get some. Ah, some talk about it. So you know, I started to think back answering your other question about Who were you know my favorite so again all time. I don't know again. I wasn't around to see him. But, you know, I know guys like Ron Simpkins. And Kelvin O'Neill, who played here in the seventies. Were Cem Cem, all Americans and some great ones. But even in my lifetime, you know there were so many you know Donny Jones. Ah! I'm trying to buy my blanking on his name right now. Victor hops, and there we go. Ah! Devin Bush, who was just here, but the one that Ari in gold, another one that that was a tremendous line back here for us, but the one that that stood out and I think we'll always Be my favorite would be number 17 in the middle of calling the defense from right here in Detroit. Good old Larry Foote. What he was able to do the way that he ran That defence was absolutely incredible. And, ah, you know, he'll be to me the guys that always compare any of these great linebackers. Again. Again. Well, you know what? Not a surprise. I'm right with you on all of that stuff. Larry Foote, Junior. Ah, awesome guy on and off the field there. There's a couple that you left out there and for the people that are listening, Want to talk a little Michigan football with us. We're focusing in zeroing in On the linebackers. And what you make of them is that it seems like this is a unit of strength, even though we don't have Ah, ton of wraps for guys out there, but Ah, we've just gone through the names. And you don't you want to agree? Disagree Jump on it, And then we're just talking about your favorite all time. Linebackers doesn't have to be a Michigan. You go off. You know you're you're a Ray Lewis guy or something. Ah. Lt. You know, Go ahead. You know who would be your your favorite linebacker again? 734998 10. 50. You know, I can't get away from Devin Bush and what you're saying They're just over the last few years. I was trying to think the first time that I saw you know in the in the spring game. Where they were just He would just flow to the quarterback. He would just come leaking in there, and it was just like, Wow, man, he was it looked like he was a safety Always. It looked like he was a safety playing linebacker. But You know, we were talking earlier this week about nonconference games that jumped out whether it was individual players or team play, and I mentioned it just quickly back in 2017 that opener It was the Cowboys Stadium. When they when Michigan Plate Florida and just how impressed I was with the speed of the defense in Devon Bush was part of that man. He was flying all over the place, and he just Ah, he brought it and he continued to do that awesome players. Too bad he got hurt. In that game against Ohio State, That's for sure. But luckily you know, I agree with it. You know, you went back and you throw in the olds name and Simpkins name out there. That was good work by you. But you didn't mention Ah. My favorite. And I'm glad because I have the opportunity to To do that, now a two time Michigan captain. Also right there in the in the middle of that defense. How about number 37? Jared Irons. My favorite. Linebacker of of all time, so that my weighing in we're looking for yours, 734 998 10 50. That is the numbers. We talk a little bit about Michigan here in linebackers all time. And then this current group. What? You're thinking of him. Yeah, you know, like I said, For me, it was it was Larry Foote. But what I would say about Jared Irons, who is a great guy like you said both on and off the field. I think he might be one of the most underrated linebackers in Michigan history because when you look at where he ranks In all the career tackles. You know all the defense of categories men. He is up there with all of those great named hold a lot of different record. You know, He was an incredible player here at Michigan and I think a lot of times doesn't like you said, doesn't necessarily get that justice he deserves. Yeah. You know when you go outside of Michigan, and I was just thinking of some of the other linebackers all time, you know, there's one and sometimes you hate to go down Teo Columbus and mentioned any of their players. But You know, since you came up here and played his pro football for the majority of his career, and he also seems like and actually he is a great guy off the field. It's Chris Spielman. I could remember. I'm sure Jamie when he's here, he talks about that one game. You know how many tackles would you say Just now at the top of your head would be impressive and getting in a game. What would you say? Uh, for just Ah, someone who got into Ah college football game if you were able to make five tackles throughout the game. Very impressive. We gotta look to see how many Spielman had against Michigan and that and that, probably He was a senior. I'm thinking he had could he had 20 tackles don't mean it's just something crazy. Ah, And it was one of those things where you know I have way. Ah ah, Long time ago, the youngster and then you go to the draft. And when the lions picked them, I was like, you know to me. I thought spilling should have been a first rounder..

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"ron simpkins" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

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09:36 min | 1 year ago

"ron simpkins" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

"Individual meeting with the culture that kind of thing you get comfortable with a single call and that kind of thing make it easier relationship though are you assignment here than that kind of thing related to put something in our goals we're talking to Ron symptoms for Michigan all American linebacker is part of our fantastic Friday Ron owns the career record force four tackles in the four years of five hundred sixteen run it still stands to this day in fact and nobody has come within a hundred tackles of it I think in fifteen years why is that tackle number on it you know untouchable for anybody in today's game I'm not you know I'm not quite sure myself you know why you're planning your your daughter you always think about the numbers you know man fifteen years let me look at that and say wow did you all know that that close also two hundred capital gonna record so does all kind of my partner you know you sit there watch and then you watch tapes and everything that by almost unbelievable to think about it you could be that individual to have those kind of numbers this is still bring you pride I mean I know you don't you probably don't flip to the record books every day but you know your name is on there for the top of the career record it's also the single season record of a hundred and seventy four it's also the most double digit tackle games in a season is also the most double digit tackle games in a career those are the four spot to look at the record book right now and says rob since run Simpkins Ryan Simpkins run Simpkins run Simpkins what what they it's just up to me of my teammates so you know people may say that but the one thing I know for sure if my teammates were doing what we do I would never had the opportunity to make me talk about it so whenever they talk about recognition an individual stuff like that all right back on my teammates lobby to get the position to make all things already started box here it back to me and that kind of thing so I know it's not about just me about all the guys to play with that front end of yeah well run certainly this year those are all those teammates gonna try to come together to win Michigan's first big ten title since two thousand four beat Ohio state for the first time since two thousand and eleven and I know talkers only four players that were used to winning big ten titles and used to be no higher state that those that that struck those stretches just Jane all of you but let me ask you this question because expectations to do those things the beehive state to win the big ten title to go the cultural playoff now that's never gonna change for you guys I **** of mark master earlier how confident do you feel in those expectations right now I will I will I will feel confident baseball what is happened on the last couple years of horrible and a kind of personnel who got in there right now in the other part of the ear some these guys have never been to not having beaten before so there's there's an L. made never have so they all will get up to do that for the first time so I think they look for their opportunity also so I think that the schedule maybe right to not so the graduation rate Ostade missions they've gone through in relation to the player but it will happen that kind of thing I think you're great options mission to be a position to actually went back inside and got shot on that subject get the rights of others how much different is that for you Ron because certainly during your career you guys won the big ten title that was first and foremost everything that you want to accomplish and then you would go to the Rose Bowl if you won the big ten title and the really there was no peace yes there was no college football playoff have you adapted to it as a fan I mean do you enjoy the cultural playoff well when we play that thing was every chance every time we went to a a local game we're in a we're enough to remove it almost one imagines have your different little one a day all that kind of thing was always in our back our mind anyway as far as what we plan for but look for to the idea of what the new the new brand of football relation to to qualify and get into a playoff situation I would like to see some of those other teams not the par five you can't get into a private undefeated neck out of play but I think they have to be worked out later on down the world but again I look forward to it your it I think it's it's definitely entertaining relation to the public in a fog overall if you will people think college football is all about yeah we just need to get Michigan in that playoff situation Ron that's all we need to see happen in and of course great go to the Rose Bowl if if you know well actually here's the thing this year the goal is not to go to the Rose Bowl Ron the goal is to go to Atlanta or to Phoenix yeah father belabor yeah right it was already got stuck on the next chapter if you get to play out of war Ron you were able to guys were able to beat so higher state your very first year of nineteen seventy six as a freshman what you remember about the satisfaction just the feeling after that game of beating the Buckeyes well the one thing I remember is my freshman year on the map I'll give you a clue to my freshman year we along to our state your before and that was one reason why I went to Michigan parts but also in there I'll think about dinner cruise while you got me on universities and posted near Mister little I'll think I'll send their sadness that also reported two years left okay I realize now I need to come to Michigan because I want to I want to be into this and ask you if you have to play against laughing what you guys did just that you won your first year you one second when you're thirty one three in one against Ohio state during your career I'm sure pains you a little bit of that let that only loss came your senior season where that person ever and they always say your member last game now the last all game ever played so that always sticks in the back of your mind and you know opening guidance and that too when you plan to get you guys if you want to well numbers game forever well run as we finish up here I don't ask you you know what your prediction for their Michigan Ohio state game it's too far off we got to see all the teams unfold but just how are you feeling about this Michigan football team in your five in the Jim Harbaugh era what's also great any idea of all of the offense really excites me because I think it's one excite the fans and I think you're going to go out we are keen to score more points through and what got you will be doing a brief record after people in plan are I think that's what the crime situation permission I think to be in contention for a big ten championship is it so you know the certainly the way to the ring to run the offense is going to impact the defense a little bit they're going to be on the field for an extra fifteen to twenty plays per game to be on the field for extra five minutes or so per game you know I wonder if that's a big question is how does the defense adapt to you know obviously the goals are the same but now to being a feel of a more they have been in the past well one thing is going to be finishing played in also put off that's what you're looking at maybe a disadvantage for them coming after them and make a play is in turn the ball over that kind of thing so you can look at the lower any of your looking at Mr go get more after the defense will mission will go well it's only going to use that to make plays against the office which give off of the ball back even quicker are a great stuff from Ryan Simpkins formation all American linebacker run what are you up to these days we're gonna universe are way state university in the apps museology our department at Wayne state initial last twenty years all right sounds great and yeah you're so you're a staple of being down in Detroit's in I always appreciate getting down and and and get together with you the whole thing and and still certainly looking for to and the next opportunity Ron and when you let let me know he gets an armor for game and we'll we'll have to you know grab a beer somewhat that but just great have any other show really appreciate it thank you very much I'll be down to fifteen for sure okay sounds sounds good thanks so much Ron all right take care I was Ron Simpkins he's another one of those guys you know I mean you you know that was before I was born he played from seventy six of seventy nine you know for my dad was like four guys in my dad's mount Rushmore Ryan Simpkins Rick leach Dan Dierdorf Anthony Carter and like it's all those guys from before in a my era before I was born blight you know those it it's it's always fun to like father to son to get passed on right and brain your talk talking about this like you thought you went to a game with your dad when you're younger you find out after the fact that you didn't go to the game with them but that's where you got your fandom from yeah it was just a it was my dad and I that's how we bonded so for the longest time so I probably since I was eighteen years old I could have sworn I've been to the big house watch them play Iowa and they won and it was awesome but I did not attend the game within a stay home so I lied to my own self and so so your X. you're essentially Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds you lie to yourself enough you just hard to believe your own exactly yeah I I just believed it and so it was bitter sweet to realize that when I talk to my dad this week Hey you're going up their unit first came the big houses no Dan we've gone much Tyler meant note are wow this is my first game in the big house wow this is awesome so it's exciting but yeah it is that's what me my dad the bond over that every day when I'm driving home from work he's wrong homework is me a phone call and we talk about Michigan sports and that's just what we do that's that's that's our everyday thing I'm sorry you just found out like this week this week like today's Friday right because it is Friday Tuesday Thursday I found out that someone lied to myself my whole life is the info that is so funny that's like the bands this is most extreme case of like you know little kids you you you you go to something when you're.

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"ron simpkins" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

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09:42 min | 1 year ago

"ron simpkins" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

"This is this osmosis is you this is a live radio this is a live radio now this is what we do here okay okay joining us on the phone for our fantastic Friday one of my all time favorite Wolverines one of the nicest guys you'll ever meets someone who I've got to know pretty well the last ten years or so it's horrific terrific linebacker all American for the Wolverines all time leading it tackler at the university of Michigan still to this day with five hundred and sixteen tackles from nineteen seventy six nineteen seventy nine and that is the greats the ferocious Ryan Simpkins Ron how are you today how you doing I am doing great run we are super excited obviously for Michigan football to get started and I imagine that this build up for you can you set do you sense it every year does it gonna gets a little closer to you feel in your bones still yeah I mean if you're used to having both of today's and practices and the NFL cuts and all that stuff you still feel the same tension even though you're not involved anymore go through the same thing though but your body does it is it is it feels stills as good because I mean you're obviously not have to get beat up well that's good because I'm old so I think the Balkan battle but still full of good luck okay okay Ron one of the guys going through right now like we went in these last three weeks preseason camp what is that like compared to this game we can be in on the eve of the first football game but one thing is another letter would do with a doll house if you're doing it hard hitting the knocked over I DO track light during the course of the day a really intense but one all right not a really John game plan we can concentrate on the idea of getting all that's the biggest thing right now to get the concentration level and your guys have been through it younger either one of you have to get used to the process one of the older guys know today that see a true freshman or maybe guy going in his second year what do they know that those younger guys don't know that's helping them get ready for tomorrow's for tomorrow's game but one thing is that you know most of the routine and they've been through retain before they give us some idea what to expect and is therefore and the idea of a parent makes a little easier to as you get older to offer freshman year to you know senior year thanks a lot of users lock step by step process of getting ready to mentally prepare to pry physical part of you it back out the call to take your advice but the most I've ever looked players at stake here Rhonda would you were one of those guys who played as a true freshman in nineteen seventy six your first game of your career was against Wisconsin at home you guys were rain to number two nationally the time do you remember the game still our members are no but I remember the whole week our number one after was too because well I think we let them score like twenty points was on my part at the end of the game so we had to run ashes press for that too so yeah all that stuff at the moment what was it like the first time coming out of the town are coming out of the lack room and walking down that slanted tunnel that slopes tunnel in coming out and just feeling the crowd in in just having that moment of being in the big house well the one expression goodness of man recruited so you get can't walk through the tunnel but when you got uniforms alternates on the for the first time it's probably one the most overwhelming experience you have felt really because things were worse to it because you're so caught up in the moment you know you know you got testifying at the also the mystery touch the banner to so you got to got to make sure you touch the back of your your classmates will be watching but you don't touch it better you talk about well I'm assuming you touch the done just back from a short cut yeah was there anything awkward about because I've heard so many stories you know certain guys will it also turned to the side and throw up other guys the other stores guys like me to place in their pants you've got guys to go up to like jumping hit the thing in like just for whatever reason their legs give out they can't get up off the ground anything anything like that happen offering gas or doctor Geiger ran over to but you know you just get a quick so you don't even notice embarrassment all geysers if that happens you get up quick and all were about you can run it was probably pretty cool because your your freshman year I think was your first five games were all at home in nineteen seventy six and so you probably got pretty good at such an that banner yeah and scrambled retarded and I actually didn't get it never is never the same each state has a totally different each time each year your record not understand it you know it at some point time to seniors will be glad that you run out there we're talking to Ron Simpkins former Michigan all American linebacker still holds the program record for tackles in a career with five hundred and sixteen as part of our fantastic Friday get ready for the Michigan home opener tomorrow night against middle Tennessee run it when that team takes the field for the first time still long after careers and it do you still get goose bumps when you see them come out and you see them go up watch the banner sure are near up their first game in that'll experiences some you never forget and you gotta remember every time starting to see them well certainly we can't wait for that tomorrow you can be in attendance at all for the tomorrow's game or any games this year well I got I got another commitment but I want to watch on TV for sure though well I know we used to we when I swear to the Wolverine is to talk to run every week about the team and you always keep a special eye on the line backers of course Ron what have you seen our the linebacker play the last couple years under don brown and they're losing a very big player Devon bush maybe in my opinion the two best linebackers I've seen the last twenty years our Devon bush and David Harris who played for the Wolverines in two thousand five two thousand six so in losing a player like that I mean you know from your experience Calvin o'neill whose Calvin o'neill someone's got to step up what is it like for Michigan right now some of those guys well I think you've got a supplement where the one thing about you know replace with Devin bush you got in there and get them some experience I don't think a step up make plays but I think what they've been missing when I was one of the band is you don't have a lot of young guys to comply and dilatation part of optical make a little easier for but to try to get done as far as find out who can play who's the best run stoppers whose covers got the most epic bank but I think will make the process a little quicker for don brown in relation to find out what he can check does Spock workings lan back we used to go over I mean right you took over for Calvin o'neill your sophomore year work out yeah well yeah but I called I was in college and so I guess I guess I think their goals governing yeah so I mean what was I mean so you had that experience you know you can put you can step into Josh Ross's footsteps he's taken over Devon bush and even though I know we've talked before you had a lot of confidence I mean there's got to be a little bit of like Hey you know this guy was discussed pretty damn good that I'm I'm replacing here what what what happened is here's the here's gears of all player so what has to happen now with your confidence as far as you're making a call and as far as the teammates have confidence in them changing the plays and all kind of things will take place over here at times I will happen overnight but you have a lot experience over the spring so that gives some experience relationship to I'm making the calls and that kind of thing but I think I think you're gonna be okay they play before and that's the biggest may not only thing that get used to as far as the making the signal called it just as far the defense a lot of that kind of thing but I'm appalled watching though could Devon of Devon bush a plate in your era Ron yeah no doubt no doubt Antarctica because being from people that are good for the football to contact I got a contact I'm back rework yes certainly I mean he's one of again he's gonna go down is for many people he's gonna go down as their version of Ryan Simpkins all about what I like to hear that but you've got a book in retrospect do you have a ball player like okay any special counsel identity usually will find their own identity and as the season goes all will figure out who's well what what kind of player they make and what kind of player they are Ron when your plane from seventy six of seventy nine how aggressive was like bullets scene and things of that I was a different game because there's a lot more run oriented but when you watched on brown's defenses in the way that he attacks the offense of backfield with his linebackers I mean are you a little which of love to play in this to this type of defense question I have no other way we play defense log tackle and everything to we went after people you know we didn't there several we just sit back and wait you will go after most a lot of things are predicated on all personnel and formation but a lot of times we have a lot of free rein in relation to make a change that allows them to that kind of thing to make plays I know one of things we had a conversation before Ron that you you know the ability to change things on the fly and whether they're coming to like play for you and in your career I mean right when you're a sophomore year starter did you have that type of freedom or to take a look at longer for your coaches to trust you no I don't know fresh start making all the freshman relationship your clients probably call this restaurant relations between people in the right place in as far as the business side of it.

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"ron simpkins" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

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07:18 min | 1 year ago

"ron simpkins" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

"Know we do I know it is what it is but overall she was had a great run and I'll tell you this right now I'm I I'm not I'm watching today at lunch time they had the two thousand six number one person number two and bridges way you think about that do you that bullshit backward died and then after that we lost to Ohio state we lost two US seal bowl game last apps date we lost the Oregon I mean we wasn't good teams never been the same since one glad Edwards Sean Bakalar has departed for football as well a lot the Jews Damon J. generates a day I I can assure you we you we already discussed this I don't think that guy from West Virginia what ever then the cold at our school had blamed him back or been around but the we can debate that is water over the dam I'll deal should already we just are what we are and I'm so proud and glad that it Mister James Joseph Harbaugh is our culture and all the other people don't think he's good enough I don't know football like you James but I sure know that that guy's the right guy at our place and just like I knew what was the right guy we used to be similar Kim and I got to know him I'll tell you my first meeting with Lloyd Carr back in the nineteen seven was he was nineteen seventy four news that coach at Wesleyan John Glenn I was playing for one to two feeder schools that went to Wesleyan John Kline but that will see that for another day I'm only here to tell you that story after I get to talk to either number thirty five in your program to your hand the one in your pro program Mr and if you can't give you also a sort of four year old man died or at Davis ZZ you can see it now but I think it is yeah was my freshman when I was a senior yeah you know I was in game all the stars are easy to like it's two guys that work behind the scenes here against deterrent Davis Davis is one of my favorite running backs of all current was he a star I thought he was I thought he was a name that they call we we but he played what Chris flight you give me Chris Ford or Robert Lytle everyday and I keep my teams winning all the time give me like that you guys like James Walker Morris under signs what a great block I remember how you used to hit people when you pass protected yeah you're right why can't the guys to do that JJ you should heard right before we got back from the commercial break we were talking about hi Devon bush was who was the guy smell you know if you can talk to the former running back at Kentucky there if there is a clip gone on a lan line right now J. J. of Devon bush just racking smell in this drill and I I'd bring it up to JJ and the first thing goes I watch I put my coach and helmet on and I told him he's going up there flat footed you know he needs to not wait for the contact what was it you got it explode through that dad linebacker meet him at the spot and did you hit recoil engage did it did it did it you know what a ride back to get a full speed run over he ran that young man over and I'm proud to Devin bush for what he did but when you are running back you don't sit there and accept it and catch you don't catch you hit you lock them out it's time it is time to show what you can do to that's the problem that's the problem that's that's blocking one old one AJ well I want to say something to everybody's listen out there and start taking so much time but I promise I think a bit the dust I can't remember knowing your coach Hammond but we don't cultural currently a lot to fellowship of Christian athletes you I'll be able to maybe Wednesday going to samples and all that stuff I remember I don't this is were very guarded but if the new year you could come in and watch a football players play and everybody everybody wants to be on the football team and he always dream in your mind what could be a safe you I might be the kicker or I could do play on special teams like the twelve man at Texas a and M. then your practice if you want fast you are with your good athlete and stuff like that your practice if you watch a guy who's thirteen quarterback with thirteen strong safety if you watched him play in pets corn against everybody else and you realize do bigger stronger and faster than you and no matter how many touch football championships you win and the beating inter males or whatever it is you realize that and those guys you need to make in the poster third string at Michigan and how good it is just to be on scholarship at Michigan and anybody who be super kids college athlete that sound scholarship is out of their frickin mind because you don't know how good it is you have to be to get a scholarship and then to perform at a scholarship level and go to school takes a special kind individual but it's easy you when you're sitting on my side the ball complaining about everything right game all right I mean you know what it's that you know it is the it's the passion in you JJ the passion in well I'll make a statement before I hang up it is best Devin bush is the best linebacker I've ever seen in Michigan and I can remember Ron Simpkins I can't certain okay this is no way I can be as good as last year just because we didn't have Devin bush and you look what happened after he won on the Ohio state game again playing the bowl game our defense was even anywhere close to being as good as it was with him in there and sold out Blatter office is going to be a little more dynamic in my glove down brown but Devin bush was one of the most special athletes that I've ever witnessed and this right Michigan and again my good he's got I'm saying it and I don't really talk because the quarterback you were just talking about I really didn't think it was all that and a bag of balls either but he's proven me wrong in the problem was solved I jury members first two games against Notre Dame in Syracuse certain that still sticks inside of me so anyways he's better than I'll ever be thanks for you can't live without as you see K. okay JJ exactly what quarterback did we talk about I don't even know who's argue about okay all right well I have to they will will think about that one figure it out at the break you're listening to the end zone it is the end zone travel.

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"ron simpkins" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

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12:05 min | 1 year ago

"ron simpkins" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

"If I had to pick one if you had my lifetime at the bigger to say there okay all right now that that tackle he made against Purdue I mean again I thought he was a great player but that that game saving play he made against Purdue always has some stick out in mind so again it's one thing you got so many good ones that yeah it's hard to pick sometimes but you know we've we've had some other ones that I did like Cato June when he was here for those years young Jamar Adams we've we've had some good ones but I think if I had to pick one I think say there would be mine would be my guy okay and then the place kicker that's the last one I would go with probably the one of the older ones that I can remember but my boy Jay feely yeah he was awesome he was automatic manner fifty fifty five in in he was almost guaranteed Hayden that scene was a good one too and he was he did everything kick off point and and kicks but if I had to pick one like if I had a game winning field goal you can only pick one guy J. feeling okay is made easier he was great but what so some people are starting to throw out there some of their all time list and there are no I don't know if it's an all time low well it's his favorite it just says it's is comment below your all time favorite Michigan players from each position so that's what everybody I mean it says quarterback running back wide receiver tight in offense of linemen defensive tackle defensive end linebacker corner safety and place kicker or punter or kicker yeah we're going to because then I can put my boys all ten in there well he was my roommate at or you say you got what you got to choose which one is it J. viewers it was all day on trying to win some games on picking Dave I don't send my boy he know that Hey I'm help I'll help him with anything he's got going on is IBM stuff is his I. C. T. sub with the Helmand said he's been been produced in and and get out there in the youth football that's that's my boy but Hey I'm trying to trying to win a game something JV Li ke I look and I think he played he was that he would do that I think we did it in the Rose Bowl where you know is that far field goal were we died snap it directly to the kicker and he do a little pooch fun stuff like that yeah I remember those old place so my quarterback I would go to is Jim Harbaugh does he want me whenever he was in the huddle nine times out of ten you're gonna win and what that was in the case of Ricky Abbas okay this is why I'm no this is my right here which is just one a vis sure you have your whole life winning is quarterback while he was here but again what what is the core of exposed to do this was to get the the offense into the end zone and that he set the NC double a record for those while he was here I believe it is okay all right you don't do that I'm just saying in your mind you that night he's moment right wing do that is great as he was now I DO you almost got me I was had saved is frankly but I would Jim Harbaugh okay ball running back running back you know who I'm pick every that's easy Butch Woolfolk that fuel for boy again see it's hard because I you know I know but I mean I just didn't get to watch him play but you know I know talking to you that was the guy that you saw him run the world I wonder then that when going exactly I mean let's get it done in that wing dammit you like well okay yeah that's nice through I mean that's that's one of theirs Butch Woolfolk and did wide receiver Anthony Carter got to be sorry of I had seen him play more my picking but not brown was my got tight end Eric Candace got to be now I will always school again you know I tried to pick guys that I've I've actually seen with you know in my lifetime and again you you go a little bit further back so these are all we say often to blame comma jumbo Elliott and my number at one eighty one B. one B. would be out of job by telling the center he was incredible his all American yeah yeah that I we've had a lot of defense of defense of tackle I'm you know what Maurice Hurst I'm a give him that you want it he was I'd that was the one of the more modern air that I thought you want it he he's very well deserving do you get to be in Mike Hammerstein got to go with that linebacker wow linebacker I you know what you better say it you're talking about you talking about I'm gonna go with the who now Carolyn o'neil yeah who did you think I was gonna say that that is an acceptable answer all right as I know cal actually also I heard you know it's when you talk to the former players and right again when you hear the respect coming out of their mouth in for a certain guy you really know how good it with the way that the former players talk about Calvin on the I thought you're gonna say Ron Simpkins I almost said Ryan Simpkins and I thought about Robert did I always give Simpson didn't always it whatever I say it this time around I would go with deal because I never I never because I was I was ready to tear you apart for anybody that he set eyes runny but then you said Calvin and I thought I can't be that mad at you for cornerback see you got I I I gotta go it would set okay I got to go with it who who would be the other I mean of bit what's his name yeah bishop not bishop what's Bostick keep busting what about my boy Tyla dialogue to deal with it would break down good yeah but everybody forgets about gnostic Marlon Jackson yeah that's you know George Lewis again we've only had a few two time all Americans and a lot of them have been corners to safety hi guys mark is right I would give it to market I would give it that would give that divided I would give it to Hey he deserves it still for that he put on David he he played football each place ball markers rate when you look at some of the old fellow workers was knocking about a part I don't mean all right I'll be Blair's he was talking about yeah yeah I didn't use day checker how my god okay under would be money Robbins and kicker would be Ali how is he she I know you were going to see a guy still where two I mean that's what I would do I'm sorry that that would be those players wow so I will old willow knew I did something that you had a good mix in there I was I always say bush are lie back a bit wow I mean he again he he deserves it he certainly in the conversation but again you know I think you we need to like JJ said you need to let some time let sometime go by to really see you know how great that guy was but now he he has earned the right to be in that conversation I mean he's pretty high up on my list again let Larry Foote was my guy which looking back some of the things he did were incredible but Dave Ayers was a guy that deserted Harris was a tackle a minute he he just tackle eight Amy date I tackle I was I was taking a look at some of these defense of stats over over the years just because you know I was talking about how down brown was able to replace right so much of that team and you know when you think back what was the last just unbelievable world class middle linebacker that we've had to replace it with Dave there is right and so looking at that two thousand see the two thousand sixteen he he led the team in total tackles of ninety six which he had more than doubled Prescott Burgess at forty eight again yes the second leading tackler on the team was Prescott Burgess who who played in the NFL played for the ravens I and you know was and we had other you know Jamar Adams Leon hall Morgan Trent Lamar what you know again lots of really really good players on this team but they Ferris said twice to tackle that anybody did on the team now Dave Harris he was that I said he was attacked a limit in bush had good stead he didn't have that he didn't have twice as many tackles as anybody on the team so again it's not it's not gonna be easy to replace him he was certainly desert of being an all American and the top ten pick in my opinion and so he he deserves to be ranked up there with the all time greats I think if I decide to pick one right now the mobile letters put hello Larry I do know Hobson he was another good one in the middle that you don't sleep but sleep of the gods we put Jamie that's the thing there's so many everyone of these positions that we could go back in you can name to Rome I mean it's it's incredible blend the governor's has a trophy winners this that you know you want to really trying to narrow down and pick the greatest Michigan running back I mean Jamie that's it's damn near impossible for me yeah yeah yeah you big blood but I can probably you know rob little Harlan Huckabee there's so many guys in that time Roosevelt Smith no you're right you have come after all of them and then again that we going through the nineties with Wheatley in be actors to you now a weekly with the bomb we we Lee was our package I was on why he was in the I do have a body like know what the running back that came before him or after I am seeing right now they have to say it now you if you could tell me out there and listening world where anybody who matches to Tyrone Wheatley you'll get an argument for me I'm sorry I I mean I know JJ who say Tony bowls thirty bos was nice and everything I he was small when you read the Tyrone Wheatley can he he he had the ability to run from you run away from you and he did truck you run your you don't want to give that trade for and all of sudden once you know a lot of people all of them get to the side trying to take out the let you know trying to something where you're not running head on into it but then like you said he'd run away from you right even though he's thirty pounds bigger than you are what you know whatever was so again for me he's the one who who really sticks out but you know they're so so many where again J. J. J. will go back to the Willie has today there you go G. shins and all you know all these different things that you look throughout the the history so again it's fun here is sports fans being able to argue and debate these these things but yeah man just get me that much more excited let me know how many more we go fifty fifty four more days all the fans of the sick quarterback again half the fans if we got fifty fans at least thirty would say Tom Brady yes they would because here's the thing they don't the end this is the thing they wouldn't discriminate or they wouldn't disseminate between there is a career and I found exactly that's what I'm saying I just tell you what they would do we need to go to a break yeah I get that phone we'll come right back after that you're listening to the end zone this is.

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"ron simpkins" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

05:55 min | 2 years ago

"ron simpkins" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

"But you have to see him in person to understand the great s of Anthony Carter like I wonder who grew up watching Anthony Carter. The same way for Charles Woodson. I mean, the accolades everything like that. Like you have to have watched Charles Woodson live. Yeah. To understand, and especially in that era where teams did have to wide receivers, you know, pro style offenses and almost every team in Michigan played had one really good number one. And that guy couldn't do check against Michigan. When Charles Woodson was on the field, and in imagined today, if you're taking away so in any given passport you had three options four sometimes if they'll running back with leak out, but you took away the number one option every single snap. I mean. Not to do this. But David long kind of did this year teams only through on him three times nor game. He allowed point seven five receptions per game. He allowed three point five passing yards per game. But yeah, I know what you mean though, like this was before this. I mean, he had eight interceptions. He had what nineteen pass breakups and some I could be wrong, but some some ridiculous stat line. Yeah, you're right. I mean, he's probably someone that like watching him, especially in the Arab. Honestly, just overall every time he was on the field. Anything could happen, right? It was extremely exciting. So for a lot of people. That's probably I mean, I honestly go back. I'd love to see rob Lytle play for Michigan. I would love to have seen Ron Simpkins who've had the pleasure to get to know a linebacker everything. I hear is that he was just like this bone crushing. Now, this is an era prior to the the concussion era when you just watch guys kill each other. And that I mean, he was supposedly the meanest toughest am blinker that you've ever seen on a football field. So I'd love to go. See him Ron Johnson when he had his three hundred sixty eight yard game. Yeah. Wisconsin virtual folk was supposedly I mean t- and Tony bowls are the two fastest running backs in Michigan history. Maybe tyrel Wheatley up there to think there's so many guys that would be fun to watch. I think be great to go back. I mean mizzen tire family to go back and watch alkaline ply. Totally. I think when it game collegiately, I think the the whole tax and all the time you text with all the time. I was gonna say the see Ricky from Ricky Leauge, I've never, you know, they said, you know, being an eighty six baby you don't get to see stuff. That happened live you the relive and video, and it's sometimes it's tough to find a Bill said videos and the videos never like satisfy what it was go watch old videos be convinced like understand you can't go back into the moment understand what was on the line in that game. And so you're just watching it as. I mean almost like you're watching watching some play Madden. Right. I mean. You see them run out there. But you can't comprehend. Yeah. Yeah. What was how dramatic play was the Billy Taylor. Touchdown run. That's why he's very very famous for Bob. I got that. Call. You know in the in the Ohio State game you watching your like it's like a twenty yard run. Like, what's the what's the big here? You can't understand what it means. Unless you were there watching. So all right. Oh, sorry. I think we've got to have break. I think we're a little over Purdue for you. Go ahead. I mean, I'm just gonna shuffling stuff around. Like, what did we wanna talk athletes that we wish you could've seen? Yes, sir. After the break. No. I mean, we're still talking about the two that really stand out to me. They're not Michigan. So that's why I was asking if you want to hit a break Roberto Clemente sounds like he was just all kinds of EMMY, it sounds like watching him was bananas and Willie Mays. You could probably throw in there too. And then. In football. The one that always fascinates me. Walter payton. Yeah, I think he's someone that sounds like he could have been the best in any era, which is not something. You can always say also probably would have been nice for me to have seen Jordan. 'cause I see LeBron and I'm just like Jordan Jordan in his prime. Yeah. Because when he got like towards the end of his career, it was kinda I hate to say it was kinda sad, especially his era with the wizards. Like, it was one of the it was you could definitely tell us the downs downside of his career. But I can I can tell you understand with that for me would like to see I'm Jay. Gretzky? Yeah. I'm fortunate that I mean, that's where this whole question comes from because I'm jealous of people that got to watch someone before me, you know, someone that way back in the day. I mean, I have a friend who talks bow watching Gordie Howe play hockey, and I'm like, well that must have been pretty awesome, you know, or my grandfather still alive, and he talks about Ted Williams a lot of and because he was he was a kid a teenager right around the time the Ted Williams was playing and then he talks about Ted Williams this, and and and he never things he never saw it on TV. But he would go to Detroit games when Boston was in town just to go see Ted Williams plight myself like that thing. So cool. I am fortunate that I got to watch Michael Jordan. Although as we try pistons fan, I also hated watching Michael Jordan, so yeah. So that it goes. All right. We come back some more free for all Friday fund fund here since a lot on sports talk. Ten fifty w get a ticket. Biwa PL UPA bowel..

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"ron simpkins" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

08:56 min | 2 years ago

"ron simpkins" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

"Got to watch that show blue mountain state. Yeah. It's it's funny man football bath you'd better watch parodies. Although like football movies and shows, but it's I think it's pretty funny. It's obviously, well if it's better than right now, I'm I'm being subjected to the marvelous MRs Mazel by my wife, so if he can save me from that a little bit actually for the kids if you're under eighteen do not watch it. But okay. Was that a hallmark movie reference? You just made there's no the marvelous MRs basil as a show on Amazon prime that sounds like a hallmark movie. It's actually pretty decent starters. Rachel brosnahan. It's pretty good. This is why mock drafts I just can't Rashawn Gary's number twenty five going to Seattle. And this new CBS sports wanna talk about Gary is off the charts. Postproduction production has met expectations part of those ways who's used in Ann Arbor replayed interior defensive line as well as ads rusher. The modern times he played interior defensive line is. Is a handful like I just when they do mock drafts. I don't know it's probably very hard to do because you're trying to scout essentially two hundred people or more. But that isn't a Romania statement. He. Yeah. It's like harbach can't develop a quarterback. Like, okay. You're not doing your homework. Right. I he's number two in McShane. I think mcshea McShane Kuyper both had them in their top ten. I think those are probably two of the stronger voices, by the way, we have not talked about it wants today, but Devin Bush, formerly nounce that he is a sitting out the game and going pro with a little bit of caveat. I mean, he he said that he he suffered a hip injury against Ohio State from rehab and the whole thing he is not yet one hundred percents. And so it's in his best interest with the with the injury to sit out the game. Then also announced that he was leaving for Michigan. He leaves Michigan with a very firm legacy in place. Yeah. I asked earlier today or I think I posted earlier today he ranks among Michigan's best linebackers of all time. And in fact, we'll start with our first six on six of today where does Bush rank among Michigan's greatest linebackers? I think this is a this is clearly a subjective type of question because everybody has couple of their own guys. I will tell you who who Michigan's all Americans are that have played at the linebacker position. Okay. You go back to nine thousand nine hundred seventy s Marty Hoff and Mike Taylor. Never sobs. They play wasn't born yet Calvin O'Neal has a great reputation. John Anderson, Ron Simpkins, I think many people think the Ron Simpkins is the greatest linebacker in Michigan football history. His their all time leading tackler. He had a terrific career in the NFL played for the Bengals he played in Super Bowls. Super awesome guy. If you ever get a chance to meet Ron Simpkins? I think I've said before, but you know, you hear all these stories because he's supposedly one of the toughest people. You've like football players have ever worn. The winged helmet. And you meet them in year. You see them in go down in Detroit to meet him in your like, he's got these big big hands. Like, he's he's about six two or so and you just look at them. And you your guys gonna eat me alive? He might murder me. And then as soon as he starts speaking. He's a soft spoken. He's like just an incredible gentlemen, one of the nicest guy, one of the nicest people I've ever met. So he's like a very different. I would be very I would have loved to have seen them on the football field in his heyday, comparative personality off the field but ransom gets his generally considered the best linebacker in Michigan football history. Eric Anderson in one thousand nine hundred one won the Butkus award which actually awards to the best linebacker in college football, Jarrett irons in one thousand nine hundred ninety six Larry foot in two thousand one in Djibril peppers and tell them sixteen are Michigan's consensus. I our first time first team first team all Americans. I would also throw in the mix David Harris who was a second team. All america. And how he wasn't a first team all American blows my mind in two thousand six Shawn cable in two thousand seven set Michigan's single season tackle for loss record twenty eight and a half and the other one that I would throw in there that I think is a very underrated linebackers. Bent was consistently good throws career. And I actually thought he was overshadowed by Larry foot and was a better linebacker was Victor Hopson. So somewhere out of that group is where you had the best linebackers where Devon Bush fits in is probably a personal choice for every individual fan out there. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, he's got to be in your top five. I would think so I would think so I I won't say gotta be because you can disagree. But. What stands out to me about Devin Bush and admittedly? I wasn't really paying attention to linebackers until I started doing it for a job. So I haven't seen everybody. But. What's interesting Bush's? He's his numbers. This year were not like these off the chart numbers. And so to me like when he won big ten defensive player of the year. And when he was named a consensus all American. My takeaway was that he is just so impressive. That people didn't even need to know the stats. He just has that all American aura about him. That everyone who watches him says. Yeah, he's one of the best three linebackers in college football. And to me, that's a. That's a sign of a rare talent because he had eighty tackles what nine and a half tackles for loss. Five sacks six pass breakup? But I mean what he was able to do the angles. We saw him close out the pursuits. We saw make the open field tackles. We saw him make the hard hits, you know, the run stops being. I'm not sure what more you could really have asked for from him. Well, he's a list of his mistakes is probably like one hand long. So someone tweeted means don't you think David Harris put up better numbers, and I'll tell you what the hard part about comparing. And this is where even if someone says Ron Simpkins is the greatest linebacker of all time. I'll say, okay, I'm not going to disagree with you. And you say Devon Bush linebacker different eras different offenses that they played against very different styles. So this past year, Devin Bush didn't put up a hundred and twenty tackles you can go out there and find like a linebacker, I or linebacker or western they had one hundred twenty tackles. But here's the thing. Michigan's defense face the fifth fewest total plays in college football this year, fifth fewest total plays. So if you're Michigan seven hundred seventeen plays at the defense face this year. So if you're someone like Perdue, your your linebacker faced a hundred and ninety more plays than Devon Bush did this past year so one hundred ninety more plays. Not necessarily one hundred one hundred ninety more opportunities for tackles. But you get more opportunities for tackles. And so he didn't put a big numbers. But the other thing is too because I was talking about David Harrison numbers versus Devon Bush's numbers is in two thousand six you the number of teams that ran spread offenses was still in the minority in the big ten. So you had north western ran it Ohio State. Ran it other than that wasn't this proliferation. Like, I mean, it wasn't all over the place. And so David Harris faced a lot more offenses where they where the ball with his defensive line with guys like L andbranch. And Terrence Taylor weren't playmakers in the middle of defensive line. There are more fun Allers. They funneled things to David Harris. David Harris made plays. He was always in the right spot at the right time. I mean, he didn't miss tackles, which was one of the best things about him. And he made a lot of big tackles two in the backfield. But things were funneled towards them. You can't in today's couch football funnel things very often to your middle linebacker because of the abundant. Silence of spread offense is out there. So I think that you can't really compare numbers. And when you think about if you want even when you wanna do and say, well, yeah. But somebody at Wisconsin had twenty five more tackles than him. I would say, okay. Well, how many more plays Wisconsin faced this year than Michigan and the answer is sixty five. So every one of those is an opportunity for that guy, Devin Bush as you said sideline to sideline he's he's he and Ian gold and Larry Foote are the three fastest interior linebackers Michigan's ever had to Honey Jones also on that list. But his was at another level. He made every big play that you need them to make. He was very good against the pass rush. I would put them out easily put them top five. I would have a hard time saying who's number one and number two because of the differences offenses that each of these guys has faced over the years. All right. When we come back. We will ask recruiting who has the best chance at playing a major role. For the wolverines in two thousand and nineteen. That's our next six nine six. Donald talk. Stockton fifty w.

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"ron simpkins" Discussed on Attack Each Day: The Harbaughs' Podcast

Attack Each Day: The Harbaughs' Podcast

04:09 min | 2 years ago

"ron simpkins" Discussed on Attack Each Day: The Harbaughs' Podcast

"I look over my right shoulder. We start on the left, and the first picture is a newest picture that picture was just. Brand new that picture was just put up a couple of days ago, and it was taken over at Jim's house, and we got got Jacob four or five week old. Great great, grandson, j holding him and myself, and Jim and Johnny in the picture. And I don't know where Jack was we want? I don't understand how we didn't get Jack in there. Well, he could have been in school. So that that's J section and then to the right of j we have a picture taken at western Kentucky university when he was twelve years old. He was at a camp. And I was there we're going through the dummies. He was the handed the ball off to him. And he he dived into dummy. Then we have Megan and Indiana when she was doing sports some bought broadcasting as part of her academics. Then we have have Jimmy directing his last play. He directed a a play here on campus. And then as you go around, we got Riley pitching. In with with the Georgia BULLDOGS, then we have have grace when she and her her water polo outfit for Coronado high school. Then we have Allison holding the Super Bowl trophy great picture. And then a picture of her ask doing what coach Jack Harbaugh coached her to do in basketball. The only really thing I know about basketball, you could look at the picture and see it when in doubt shoot, we don't do any passing. We don't do any Blackie or cutting or whatever else strategy shoot the ball when you got in her hands, and she's pulling then we have as -ly isn't she uniform little inner volleyball or volleyball down here. Well, that's a cross Jackie skin. Oh, she just starting lacrosse, then we have Addy, Katie. And then the picture of Jack that was taken a couple of years ago down in Florida where he is has a football and running over the dummies and jumping in the dummy seek it just go across the wall. All see where J did it like almost twenty years ago? And now now Jackson it, and then we have gym, and and Johnny we need to upgrade a picture on him because he's he's moving around. Now, get him live and in person. He's he's growing quick grows. Quickly. Just not just one more picture. I want to show us the next one. It's the one over it's done by Derek Howard. Derek Carr was defensive back for me with Bobak in the in the seventies. And he's such a such. Oh, toughest guy. We know. I me tell you story. We're at the Penn State game this year and a bunch about two hundred players or down on the field. Jim Pickens was there and the tea was ready to go into the locker room before they came out for the game. And Jim Pickens Xerez coach, you know, what we'd be doing now back in the old days. Yeah. We have we had a you had a front tackle before. We went in the locker what we wanted to get a little try to draw a little sweat a little blood. If you. Might. But we just wanted. And it was it was a boom. And so I said Jim you don't would be doing right now. We'd be doing that tech. And we said look around say, please God don't let Derek Howard b. Because Derek our heaven, those Yasim unknown to mankind so Derek, and what are you all he left? He said coach I wanna give you this. And he gave us that picture, and it's a picture with players on it. And he changed the numbers I recognized by the the body mannerism Ron Simpkins is on air. Jim Bolden is on their Dwight Hicks is on there. And and Derek is on their, but their numbers are all different. So you can't can't tell them by their numbers. So he drew that force and it's a beautiful picture, but look at the press box. It is meticulous. The lines are meticulous architect that was his major. He was an architect. And we had a chance a couple years ago. We went to an event here. I think it was played Michigan state a couple years ago. Right. Jackie. We met out at Don cannon was place. And he presented us with..

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"ron simpkins" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

10:54 min | 2 years ago

"ron simpkins" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

"Motor today. I think the snow is just kinda messed me. I I get it. I think it's completely. I'm waiting for it to warm up a little bit today just melts. I don't I don't wanna go into my weekend with snow on the not going to have an unfortunate. No, no. I think we're we're the from the last report that I had seen that read the snow is going to be coming in intermittent waves throughout the day and going into tomorrow as well. Okay. So if for some reason anyone that's listening is ending up going up to to east Lansing for the game up with Michigan state, Ohio State. They're probably going to be affected more with the snow more anything. But it looks like it's just going to be just intermittent ways of snow coming through going all the way until tomorrow afternoon roughly. Okay. But hey, Sunday looks pretty good though. Yeah. Well, maybe it'll be it'll be a good day to sit at home and with Michigan the road and just watch football all day from the comfort of your home. Maybe build a whole fire. If you're just drink drink, a little, whatever your choices in only leverage show yourself. You know, if you guys can permit me just to be a fan boy for a second. Okay. I thought I thought I you're like permits you might to have to hit the delay dump button again on and I'll just a little bit of a fan boy here for a second. So I gotta say. You know, I don't this job is is really cool. And I know that you guys love doing it too. You know, Zach living his dream right now being a sports writer and going to the games and the whole thing. And and sometimes we do complain a little bit here. And there we can get a little a little say spoiled. Being a member of the press. But I, but one of the things that I think is so awesome about my job. And I know Zack is a little bit of a hard time about being a fan, but I'm gonna put that hat on. Anyway, as I told you a couple weeks back when I interviewed Anthony Carter when we had Anthony Carter on for game my life that there was this opportunity to check off the mount Rushmore bucket list for my for my dad. Right. You know, a guy that I grew up with the taught me Michigan football that died when I was twenty six years old and. I think I mentioned I think I mentioned Zach earlier that Mike my grandfather's is dying right now. And I went in there on Sunday with my brother and within two minutes. He was asking us about Michigan football. And and here he is with congestive heart failure and. Put in hospice care, and the whole thing, and Sharon, I mean, he wanted to talk about Michigan football with us. And and you know, however, your phantom developed wherever it came from chances. Are it got passed down to you from generation to generation? From a grandparent to to appearance to maybe an uncle or an aunt or something like that. Well, my my point is about this is that you guys have heard me say before they've checked off his bucket list for my dad. Anthony Carter was his favorite player. And I was able to do a game. I live with them. We've had Ricky Lee on the show. Lowe's up there in Petoskey, Dan. Dear dwarf haven't done a game my life, but of Madam have had him on the show in the past. And and then Ron Simpkins are the four people for for my dad that he grew up with a he was so excited about and so all four of them I've met I've had conversations with couple of drinks with. And so when you grow up with this, you know, you think about your your your parents your data your mom's heroes, maybe your grandfather zero. Know going to do game my life. So my my grandfather's heroes. We're talking about entirely different era. But it's just so cool to be able to like check them off and get to know them a little bit and meet them and reasonable bring this up Calloway. Some guys might you might look at it and go why he wasn't an all American. He was never an all big ten first team performer. But you know, I was born in nineteen eighty and my memories are coming back to our by members coming in Arbor were you know, we we we lived in Detroit and Grosse Pointe for a little bit. And we pack up, and we would my mom would pack sandwiches. My dad. My dad used to take have this. I don't know if the right way to look at it. But almost like this innate sense of how to get around in Arbor, which I feel like as someone who lived here for fifteen years. And and I don't know about I don't know about you guys. You don't live here, MS. But you you you work here Zach you live and work here. But like I give you tell me like to get to any spot. And you're like, okay, you need to get there. Like, six minutes. I could find a way because I know all the streets and the whole thing. And so my dad would just like dart through streets and cut back and we'd get to the arboretum. And if you would walk down if if you had these good memories of the Michigan arboretum, you come in off Gatti's, and there's two ways you can go you can go the left way. Which is you go down that long path, and you get to the water or you can go the right, and you kind of walked through the trees a little bit Olsen you open up, and there's like the the prairie the the I guess open field and we'd play football. And again, I know I'm kind of just you know, tangently here, but but we play football. And then also what I was. A kid. Now's a kid when I was six seven eight nine years old playing those things again, we would be Greg mercury and Chris Calloway. And then as we got a little older, we pretend to be Amani Toomer and mercury Hayes. And so for me, these these opportunities to check off people on my own personal bucket list from when I grew up with Michigan football in the nineteen eighties is just is just so cool. And I don't and I truly relish it. And I hope people understand even though sometimes we can be critical the program the whole thing. And that is our job that there's not like a, you know, we're not sitting in these in these chairs just all the time acting like we're above it. Or that were you know, we're we're not trying to be condescending. And we're not talking down to fans that loved their team because I grew up with this too. And and the people in this room grew up with it. And so yeah, Calloway's a cool one for me. If I go through the eighties and look at it and some of the great players, and you talk about some of the linebackers in the eighties and the DB's and trip Wellborn trip. Wellborn having him on the show. I think it was like a year ago. We had a mind. I mean, it was so cool and. You know, I I met Vadim Murray wants in. It's it's really I mean, it's sad that you know, he passed away from cancer and the whole thing, but Vena Murray is another one of those guys that used to put trip and Veda I've never seen two guys that had such good ops that when people would try to feel goals or or extra points that they would jump up there. And I don't know how many they blocked it's a it's a curious question. I'd love to go back and talk to a historian. But I bet you they blocked like three or four extra points a year because they had such good op. So anyway, that's my long range not ramp my long tangent. But how cool it is. Sometimes you'll get chance to interview some of these players. And I'm sure and say this if you have someone out there that's your player. That's your bucket list. It's your favorite player and you'd love to hear from them. And we have not done a game in my life yet in the first three years, you shoot me. A message and say this is the guy for me. We'll do everything in our power to get to track that person down and do a game of my life with them for you. In fact, I'll even open it up like this. We find that person you want to call up during our game my life and ask a question will make that happen too. Because I think it's all about. Given an opportunity to kind of fulfilling your own personal bucket list a little bit. I love our listeners, and and give you every chance to fulfil your your dream a little bit too. All right. I'm done. Now. I I looked at me and he actually smiled a little bit. I think he gave me he didn't mind that I went off on my little tangent there. So thanks to producers for not giving me a hard time about that. You guys ready to talk about the players to watch in this game. Yeah. Sure. Sure. All right. I'll let you guys start since. I just went for ten minutes. So either one of you offensive defensive special teams player to watch who do you got for Michigan and this one against Rutgers on Saturday? I feel like we're kind of getting to broken record territory with this game backup quarterbacks Higdon gave him a thousand get him out of the game. You know, maybe you get them. Okay. If what point to get them out like if he gets a thousand yards in Europe twenty one nothing early in the second quarter you've done with them. I think three touchdowns is probably when you do it if he wants to play because because you want to, you know, what's next after a thousand fifteen hundred, you know, not very many players in Michigan history of done that he has a great opportunity to do. So so, yeah, I mean, you know. They know the coaches a lot better than we do what's what he wants. But I think you definitely want him to get two thousand fees if he's banged up or fighting through stuff, which a lot of running backs are at this point in the season. Then I would say get him out of soon as you can you know, but but maybe maybe he's feeling great. You know, they want him to have that moment that memorable season. Because I do think you know, the team goal is is probably most important. But I think coaches if a player comes back. I don't know if it's an obligation. But I think I think it's a it's a nice thing to do to make sure that player feels really really good about coming back. You know, if they choose the college experience over the pros. You know? And I think that's why you know when of its chased one of its backs it up. But I think that's kinda why they let him have that that chance to just, you know, they're not mad at him for doing the little brother comment that Matt aim for doing the revenge tour because you know, he came back for that kind of experience. No one's asking him, you know, Tracy Wolfson and Erin Andrews aren't asking chase winna veg-, you know, after he was came off the bench. And I don't know the Baltimore Ravens twenty four twenty victory. And he's not able to do, you know, this is this is his moment. I think Higgins in the same boat. Where you can let him have that experience. And and see if he wants to get fifteen hundred that's fine. He wants to time Mike Hart's record and get a thousand yard earn an eighth three hundred yard game. Do it. You know? There's nothing wrong with it. But, you know, get him his his benchmarks backup quarterbacks might be. You know, three black. I don't know this ain't they have advantages that every position. So. Yeah. The backup quarterback against a an above average secondary. Probably Queen Nordine. Those are probably the probably exhaust the list..

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"ron simpkins" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

03:08 min | 2 years ago

"ron simpkins" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

"I have steve hutchinson yeah you can't go wrong with him at center i got steve everett yeah right guard i got reggie mckenzie yeah right tackle i got dan dwarf why receivers i got anthony carter at the other wire receiver i got derrick alexander people don't realize your greatness that was detroit beans on derrick alexander and then i heard you say earlier you know without their gender getting hurt to probably wasn't a better desmond howard desmond said that you're not whistling dixie at your pictures right on in defensive i got i got a defensive line i got i got kirk greer brandon graham glenn steel lamar woodley so you're playing three four i'm playing a four three lamar woodley outside linebacker play both he got the hand down and he stood up some time so it depends on who was calling the defense but he had to hand down to and then it linebackers i had ron simpkins larry foot and david harris so no no no jarrett irons i i mean it's tough no no jarrett irons no steve morrison no eric anderson i mean i it was tough yeah and your defensive backfield tylar charles woodson thom darden and keith bostick oh i remember mr bostick was a hell of a player i can assure you that and you had nothing in with gabe brown i did have them on my list had him on his list i did have him on the list but when you when i talked to some of the players and i had to go one way or the other and went regard leave somebody off right yeah well i think they brown was a little bit better than tom dart but that's just my personal stuff i know what you're going to love you go blow thanks dad as i said on your twenty two you can't be wrong no the only thing i'd do with would jj being such a historian he threw a couple of names out there that you and i looked at each other one yeah right right and that's the thing he's a historian he may go further and i mean he can appreciate that me i'm it wrong right hey we got steve clark in here and you know let's take the call and then we'll go to steve after that seven three four nine hundred.

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"ron simpkins" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

03:54 min | 2 years ago

"ron simpkins" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

"I respect every person's list started on offense online at center challenge bernard from national championship teams in the early thirties even ahead of germany short the guard reggie mckenzie and mark donohue okay at the tackles any of the wizards we'll go with alvin at one end either scrapping at curb your buddy john ball at the other tackle okay the titan put ron kramer that's i put him in position you don't consider him a tight end and you have to go i would say jeremy juman the wide receivers i know i love derrick alexander desmond howard but the greatest are anthony carter in ben von okay quarterback i mean you want the best quarterback tom brady but i just did what they did that michigan and how they compared against our own thing i have to go with benny friedman okay a lot of people told me that a lot of people said benny friedman i can't argue with you on that because a lot of former players came at me with many friedman yeah he was quite a player and then at the money backs obviously willy has done in tom harmon obviously if you look at it it's probably the greatest player giving him what he did and what other people who saw him play to set about him so i can just go with the great that was my offense and defense my line is your buddy mr hammerstein my yeah yeah yeah he was mvp on your team that tells you all you need to know about him then the guy that i love with hopkinson he was injured a lot when he was on the field erect havoc and then another key maybe years mark messner i mean a four time all big ten guy that tells you pretty much what you need to down and the other defense ran i want with glenn steal the linebackers you can take your pick either john anderson eric anderson ron simpkins and jared irons my defensive backfield's charles woodson tom curtis thom darden and dave brown and you want me to get into specialists can either be monte robbins or hey kip as a punter and hayden epstein or katie carlson the kicker that's what i came up with its china paramount down but someone has to do it and that was me and that was a great exercise but since i was unavailable earlier in the day to go your list of what most people think is real quick i'm sorry no you're here's here's here's i'm gonna give you my list i said at quarterback elvis gervais i can't argue with that at running back tyrone wheatley at the tail that was at tailback and fullback rob lytle man that's what he played both and you're right he could block and do all you don't yeah i would just two running backs tied in i looked at jeremy to mid yeah i said that he was my backup guida ron kramer and if you don't consider kramer pure tight end now at left tackle of course i have i have right here and i'm showing it to to highoctane jumbo elliott but i lot of my friends wanted bub bubba peres so i went with peres compared to jumbo elliott what's in that that was at school i i remember backer and what am i you know favorite players you baby ed mirant they were good but they weren't in that category i'm just saying okay and then a guard at left guard.

"ron simpkins" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

01:33 min | 3 years ago

"ron simpkins" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

"Defense and they're they're flying around you said you know they lose mojo's mo hearst a guy that you know that got up feel he i mean he was dominant dc a replacement in there already there's a kid and i don't want to mispronounce his name and i'm not really sure where he's from i think you should be maybe from jersey as well and he is lightning off the ball can he play that way down in and down out and and and take some of the pressure off shawn because we're going to face a lot of double team him in the second but there was one kid that i thought absolutely he was coming off the ball will be as good as more hurts now very few people are you know i like i like the backers i mean bush if games before sales he's he's raised his game to another level which is going to be one of our top players obviously would be to count on him i saw play that they ran the isolation play andrew singleton stepped in there and oh baby oh baby i don't and i asked coach i ask coach bush i say tell me about your seeing stan he's learning a little bit he will strike you in all my guy when he steps into that whole he looks like ron simpkins or david harrison a combination so maybe maybe he needs to maybe he doesn't play a whole lot his name as to make because he was playing behind somebody needs to whereas keys better or he's gotta get bigger that kind of stuff.

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