Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
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.
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I love trap plays; I think they are one of the most effective and most under-utilized schemes in modern football. Luckily for me then, Harbaugh agrees. His offense in San Fran had Wham blocks, Short Traps, and Long Traps.
Let's think about why this scheme is so effective:
- DEs are currently flying upfield in an effort to get any sort of pass rush, especially with the prevalence of 1-step and 3-step quick passing games;
- DTs are tasked with getting quick penetration to disrupt any run play in their direction and get pressure right in the QB's grill up the gut, which is allowed because;
- Safety sized defenders are being moved to LBs and told to chase the football as quickly as possible, as this reduces their need to take on blockers and have to read schemes.
Unfortunately, Harbaugh isn't the only one that has turned to this scheme more and more. Meyer used a Zone Wham heavily in the National Title Game against Oregon. Michigan State began using traps more and more last year, and from the look of their Spring Game, plan on running it even more often this year.
While there was ample film on Wayne Lyons when he came out of high school a few short years ago, such film from his time at Stanford is somewhat lacking, so I tried to fix the situation with...mixed luck. Since most Stanford blogs seem to indicate that Lyons took a fairly significant jump as a player during this past year under first-year CB coach Duane Akina, I only focused on this past year. The only problem with that is he split time, or was often completely frozen out of the rotation. After watching what I could find, it's hard to see exactly why-but I'll let you decide that for yourself. Anyway...
In all the videos, he plays Left Cornerback (that is, the QB's left). He rotates fairly heavily with #21 Ronnie Harris.
For future expansion/renovation which option would you choose...
1. Lambeau Field style south endzone upper deck with more seats
2. Doak Campbell Stadium/Kinnick Stadium brick endzone with fewer seating but matching the overall stadium design
This happened about a month ago.
NIKE has rebranded ARMY as "Army West Point".
Here's their new logo-
Navy cracked some jokes about it-
To recap, this is what Army is going by: Army West Point Black Knights Cadets The Corps— Navy Athletics (@NavyAthletics) April 14, 2015
Like the new uniforms though. I've always liked Army's look.