"It's a lot easier being a drug dealer than an AAU coach" - this guy. Tell me something I don't know. I mean, don't think but have never tried either.
Just some news to cheer everyone up from borderline suicide to just simple panic, both Eddie George and Tom Dienhart pick us over Notre Dame
However, they both did say so that our D played well and reminded them of Michigan defenses of old...so now I don't know what to think.
But when a tOSU alum has something good to say about us, it must be made known.
Fair warning: at first blush, this may sound absurd. My working theory is that Vlad did not make the travel squad for Notre Dame.
As I understand it, although Michigan (typically) boasts 85 scholarship athletes and a number of walk-ons, only a portion of the team attends away games (65, I believe). This does not afford Michigan the luxury of traveling with the entire 3-deep roster. As some have speculated in the comments on the front-page topic, it is possible that Vlad was third string even after the injury to Van Slyke (a seemingly absurd proposition given the state of our depth chart).
If so, it is plausible that Vlad was left off the travel squad. On the travel team, where certain positions by necessity must travel with only two players, free safety is a likely candidate to leave off a third-string player. In the unlikely event something dire happens to the first two free safeties, Michigan can move Kovacs or Robinson from Bandit and still field a functioning defense.
At some point this week, the players must find out who will be traveling to South Bend and who will be left behind. If in fact Vlad learned he would be remaining in Ann Arbor this weekend, it would go a long way toward explaining the timing of the transfer. When nothing at all makes sense, something that doesn't make sense must be the answer.
Or I could be way off base.
/dons flame-retardant jumpsuit.
I was hoping that someone can shed some light on the progression of several of the running plays against UConn that went to Michael Shaw. To me, and untrained observer, it appeared as though several of the Shaw rushes in the 1st half were broken plays of sorts, or at least some kind of misdirection plays where Shaw changed direction after handoff. To me, it appeared as though Shaw was headed for a hole that never materialized and then changed direction. It seemed as though Denard had a better line of attack for the run and should have kept it himself (as if he didn't do enough already). Did I miss something? Were these runs some kind of veer or misdirection play? Regardless, they each went for positive yardage.
I apologize in advance for not knowing enough to link the video footage. I refer everyone to the previous Board poster that posted video of every offensive play a few days ago.
I just finished downloading Saturday's game (found here: http://bigtentracker.com/torrents.php?id=58&torrentid=101) and I'm having trouble playing it back smoothly.
I am able to play it, but it's very choppy due to the high res. My questions are:
1. I'm using VLC to play it back. Is there a different program that might help?
2. Are there any tricks to help smooth it out? I know a new video card would help but are there any simpler tricks I can try? My laptop is less than a year old so I assumed it would handle the HD file, but I guess I was wrong. Is there some way to de-sample the file?
Any pointers would be appreciated.
Is it legal to grow out the field turf at ND stadium to slow down D Rob? I have heard that they did that to slow down Reggie Bush but did not know if it was true. Also, the concern of taking D Robs shoe has been posted, but is that legal?
I don't see how any of these can be legal because how far can it go? Soon there will be weeds and corn growing to slow people down, and if you can take off a competiors shoes why stop there? Take off any outside knee/leg guarding grab whatever you can!!!