chance of bowl: 13.6%
Enhanced viewing of the Defensive UFR for the Minnesota game is now available. The viewer is a web application that lets you step through the analysis play by play or search and filter selectively based on a wide range of criteria. For any play, one click takes you to the video clip of the selected play.
The video is mostly without audio. This is due to the source videos from MGoVideo.com and not a limitation of the viewer.
You can access the launcher page for the UFR viewer here:
Note that this is a different location than what you might have used if you had checked out the utility in the past few days. I have been having some hosting issues which should be resolved by next week with a permanent host site.
Interesting to see how this has progressed as the season has gone on. Can't wait until seperate defense and offense rankings are available as well. I believe that comes around week 7 or so? Anyways
Why Michigan be so good?
Now I'm not an expert on how FEI rankings work, but to the best of my knowledge, they clean up things that raw yardage totals don't.
What in the hell are you talking about?
Remember when SDSU accured a bunch of meaningless yards late in the game against Michigan? That's what I'm talking about.
Yeah, if your defense starts off at it's own 20 and allows 3 points, it did just as good, probably better, than if it starts on the other teams 5 and gives up 0 points.
But wait, this thing actually thinks Michigan is going to win more than 1 of it's remaining 7 games...
Shut up, alter ego, have you seen any Big Ten games this year? Even Vegas is starting to think Michigan might be pretty good this year.
So....expectations slowly raising, everyone? Any other thoughts on things you guys can find interesting in this weeks rankings?
Obviously, Gee misspoke... he meant to say "foster child for compliance"
This will be a mostly self-serving post, but I will add a dash of benefit to the greater MGoCollective.
The self-serving part is that I am looking for a Michigan-friendly bar in Miami, FL, where I have just moved. The excellent Google Map sticky maintained by JLo lists two bars in pretty far north Miami, but I am looking for one closer to downtown, say, from Brickell to South Miami, including Coral Gables. Any suggestions?
The collective benefit part is that I would encourage everyone to visit that sticky and populate it further. It's a great resource and one we should try to keep updated. And thanks, JLo for doing that.
As a final reward for your indulgence, I offer this:
I know people always talk about great Bo Schembechler stories here and there. But to my knowledge, there hasn't been just an open topic to just have everyone share there favorite Bo memories and stories. Hell, even if there has been a thread discussing it, I think we can all justify saying them again.
If you love Michigan, then it's hard to pick out just one memory from Bo. For the sake of this topic however, I'll narrow it down to two. The first is from 1969, when Bo first took over at Michigan, when the facilities were pretty ran down. All the coaches would complain to Bo about how bad everything was, and Bo would always find ways to motivate them. For instance when he told one coach that was hanging his coat up lazily one day, "Men, these hooks on the wall, could have been the hook that Fritz Chrysler used".
The second is the whole Billy Taylor story, where Bo was the one who took him to prison in Wisconsin, and never left "one of his kids". Not ashamed to admit that I get choked up every time I hear that story.