also duty-free guys falling over and grabbing their shins
A couple weeks ago, I put together a google map with all of the Michigan bars I'm aware of (and also everything from the spreadsheet that bouje has been maintaining.) The map is here.
Hopefully this will prevent the "where's the Michigan bar in Pittsburgh/Fresno/Topeka/wherever" threads that pop up every week, but if your favorite gameday hangout isn't on here, put it in the thread and let me know. I'll do my best to keep the map up to date.
Michigan State junior wide receiver Macgarrett Kings Jr. was arrested and charged with driving under the influence shortly before being suspended from the football team this spring, according to Ingham County court records.
Kings was arrested April 6 for driving with a blood alcohol content of more than .17. He was sentenced on July 7 to 13 months probation and a $750 fine after pleading guilty to the misdemeanor.
Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio announced April 15 that Kings had been suspended for the duration of spring practices. He was reinstated before the start of fall practice.
Dantonio indicated last Thursday that Kings had met the requirements to put himself back into good standing with the team.
"He's a playmaker and he's doing what he needs to do,'' Danntonio said, asked for an update on how Kings was doing. "He's in the mix (at receiver) and he's done the right things.''
It is available on Youtube - no link (too old and lazy to learn)- I just googled it
- My Primary focus was on Barrett - given the recent BM injury
- You may wish to watch on mute unless you are fond of hearing how great and innovative Urban Meyer is i.e. Braxton's head-cam, Urban renaming his coaches "group leaders" etc.
- I am not an ex-coach or football expert, just a fan that spends too much time on MGoBlog
- This was a true 2 team scrimmage not 1s vs. 2s as it may affect the results on the field.
QB's - Barrett
- Better runner of the 2 QBs - offense looked very Braxton-like with Barrett at the helm
- Not quite as shifty or as fast as BM imo
17-34 by my count passing
- Only 7 completions 5+ yards downfield
- Only 1 completion (crossing route) 15+ yds
- 0-5 on true deep balls - 2 were "catchable"
- Not as good an arm as Jones on the deep stuff
- Big Kid ala Terrelle Pryor - but less mobile and shifty - (less of an athelete than our DG imo)
- Didn't chart his passing but he was 3(or4) for 10 on deep throws - 4 were catchable - of the non-catchable throws - one may have been an OOB throwaway and one was an End of Half Hail Mary
- Didn't seem as good on the short stuff as Barrett
- Seemed to be a less designed runs or read-options with Jones as QB
- Played almost all vanilla except for 1 goal line stand where they did some run blitzes and stopped Jones' offense 3 straight plays from the 2.
- Lots of press coverage - seemed very good coverage on almost all the deep throws (catchable or not)
- Dunn (sigh) and Ball seemed the most effective to me (both were on the same offense fwiw)
- Elliot and Samuel were clearly faster but weren't able to get the edge like Dunn was.
Punting -- 2 punts would have been blocked in a non-scrimmage. Might be solely due to scrimmage effort levels. No returns or kickoffs were practiced
O-Line/D-line -- OSU showed much better ability to run than the recent M scrimmage (benefit of spread O?) but the pass protection was less than stellar on non quick pass plays. Probably would have been 10+ sacks in a real game. (This is with no blitzing)
Because its OSU.........Nelson Munz memorial plays:
- Barrett - 1st and 10 on his own 2. Pass play - holds the ball too long (freshman!) gets sacked and fumbles for the only TD for Jones' team.
- Jones (personal fav) - 1st and 10 on own 20. Pass play - ball is stripped or slips out of his hands - Jones chases and recovers the ball in the end zone, eludes tacklers and throws for a -12 yard completion.
- Corey Smith - WR reverse/pass - Pass covered - runs to the 1 - fumbles for a touchback reaching for the goal line.
Summary - Defense hard to tell due to the split teams and vanilla scheme but press coverage was prominent and effective. Offense struggled for the most part - I would expect a freshman-year Braxton level offense from OSU by November - possibly worse depending on the O-line development and Hyde-less running back production.
Hopefully I have provided some useful info for those who don't want to watch a 2+ hour youtube video.
At today's press conference when asked "if the season started today" Hoke's response on the OL was:
Cole - Mags - Miller - ??? - Braden
Kalis is back practicing today, could be him, Bosch or Burzynski at RG. Hoke claimed he likes Miller at C, Braden and Cole have been good - "you don't notice Cole" which I guess is a good thing for a Tackle, he's not getting constantly beat.
Where will Glasgow fit when he's back from suspension?
Also despite Peppers looking awesome at corner Hoke says he's going to start at Nickel before they throw him out at Boundary often. That said, my guess is we'll see a lot of him.
OT SEASON CLEARANCE SALE: EVERYTHING MUST GO BY 11:59 PM ON 8/23
As most of you might be aware by now, the OT Season officially comes to an end at midnight on the 24th of August. There will be some cleanup of a preliminary nature starting on Friday or Saturday, but it will be mainly background items and removing recent threads with, for example, numerous downvotes – basically subtle strategies to attempt to maximize the amount of football content before the actual deadline comes.
What does that mean for you? Veterans will know the answer, but for newer folks or infrequent visitors, here is your yearly reminder.
At midnight on Sunday, you may no longer post threads about your favorite shows, movies, books, music and so forth. There are usually narrow exceptions made for major breaking news of regional or national importance and a few other things. Ultimately, it is case by case, but the thread will be reviewed and, if found to be too OT, will disappear as soon as one of us cares to leave the bar and find a computer.
A few things of note:
1) The Snowflake Rule will apply after games. That is to say, a thread for offense, defense, special teams, coaching…basically any major category. For several hours after the game, inasmuch as possible, no other threads of this nature will survive unless it is a specific point which warrants detailed discussion. The idea being, of course, to not have 50 threads of hot takes and have the board become the blog version of a call-in show.
2) Having seen #1, please take care in general to consider carefully what you want to say if you’re going to create a thread. Search the first two pages of threads or so for similar threads – that’s typically what I use as a measuring stick for “redundant”. Read the Snowflakes and make sure that the issue has not been covered at length already, and if it has, contribute your take in an existing thread. If you put it in an existing thread and it is still somewhat redundant, try to include a clever GIF or an intentionally misplaced "/s" or something that is thought-provoking.
3) DO NOT attack players or fellow MGoBloggers personally. Ad hominems are essentially your ticket to Bolivia or worse depending on the severity of the statement. I know people get emotional after games, but do try to run your initial reaction by your frontal cortex first for proper review. A few seconds of considered thought can save an MGoLife.
4) Report potential infractions in the Mod Sticky with a link to the comment or thread. We will review them and dole out point deductions and so forth according. If it is raining in La Paz, we will provide appropriate gear. If it is cold in La Paz, we did recently get Bed, Bath And Beyond down there, so while overpriced, blankets are available now.
5) Sunday NFL threads will be allowed as usual. Pro sports events which are significant are fine as well – just not every bit of news like we get during the draft and free agency periods sometimes. Drinking threads and game prediction threads are fine within reason - no "Wednesday Night Drinking Thread" or game prediction threads for OSU appearing in October though.
6) Threads covering other college games should typically be OK, but do try to keep the tradition of “Saturday Noon Games Thread”, for example, on the weekends (and on Fridays when sometimes there is a significant slate too). The tradition of MACtion is absolutely OK because who really needs defense anyway, right? Indeed, who needs offense sometimes, eh?
I will let JGB add whatever he feels is appropriate in the comments, but I thought I would get this out there in a prominent location to everyone now.