'Young' is getting old as an excuse for Michigan football's failures

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'Young' is getting old as an excuse for Michigan football's failures Sunday, April 06, 2014 8:41 AM (permalink)
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http://www.freep.com/arti...n-football-spring-game



Youth no longer offers full absolution for repeated lapses in execution. These first- and second-year players were part of those highly ranked recruiting classes that put the wind at Hoke’s back the last two years despite poor on-field performance.

After a season-win total that has gradually shrunk from 11 in year one to seven last season, Hoke seems to be hoping for another free pass from criticism. But there’s only so much validity left in playing the youth card.

The only way to restore confidence in the direction of this program is for those young five-stars we keep hearing about living up to that hype.


As much as I can't stand this dude, he's spot on with this article. Myself and most posters here have been saying the same thing too.

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Ohio St.'s actions are not unlike their lower intestine: stinky and loaded with danger.

 
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Re:'Young' is getting old as an excuse for Michigan football's failures Sunday, April 06, 2014 2:56 PM (permalink)
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Don't tell that to Darrell Funk

"I can't all of a sudden make them older, so we have to make sure we do what we can do," offensive line coach Darrell Funk said. "We’re so young that if every day we can get better at something, we’ll have what we want."

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Re:'Young' is getting old as an excuse for Michigan football's failures Sunday, April 06, 2014 4:29 PM (permalink)
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Just one more season. ;)
 
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Re:'Young' is getting old as an excuse for Michigan football's failures Sunday, April 06, 2014 4:36 PM (permalink)
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OL is a different beast than specialty players like QB (when Sharp talks about Heisman winners, etc...)

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Re:'Young' is getting old as an excuse for Michigan football's failures Sunday, April 06, 2014 7:07 PM (permalink)
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I would buy this excuse if every other college program didn't deal with the EXACT same thing, yet many, many other programs know how to still win with "youth"
 
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Re:'Young' is getting old as an excuse for Michigan football's failures Sunday, April 06, 2014 9:35 PM (permalink)
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Youth wouldn't be a problem if this coaching staff knew how to develop players yet all we hear about from them is how young the team is.  You can't keep throwing your players under the bus because of youth.  TEACH THEM HOW TO PLAY FOOTBALL!!!!
 
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Re:'Young' is getting old as an excuse for Michigan football's failures Sunday, April 06, 2014 9:42 PM (permalink)
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Hoke has brainwashed his staff and players and because they all believe it, they all play like it. That's exactly why I hope Peppers comes in and beats the sh*t out of our WR's and RB's while beating someone out to start somewhere in the defensive backfield. We need to shake this 'youth' excuse. Canteen has that attitude...

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