The article at the link makes 4 points about the hazards of decision-making in football. The study used data from the NFL, but it's definitely relevant to the college game.
In particular, it seems relevant discussion on MGoBlog about:
1. going for it on 4th down (do it!)
2. whether it helps the team to fire the coach (not really, but there needs to be a GERG exception, IMO)
3. winning with someone else's talent (WOO! go Brady, Borges, and Mattison)
Chris Brown at Smart Football uses Mattison on the challenges posed by Nebraska's offense to make a point about watching the Denver Broncos. Brown also makes a point how the Michigan defense is developing. Both are highly complimentary. I think most of us will agree. http://smartfootball.com/defense/what-coach-said-this-about-facing-what-...
The UFR viewer web app is now available for viewing the Defensive "Upon Further Review" report for the Illinois game. Video links are provided to all plays, thanks to MGoVideo.com.
The main link is:
There have been issues lately with this site being temporarilly blocked for excessive resource usage, which seems bogus to me, but I have set up a mirror site at:
You can use either link. If the main site gets blocked again, I will probably automatically re-route.
This year Mattison has not used many exotic packages this year in terms of personnel. I'm curious if you think he will utilize more players next year?
One of the things that has perplexed(can't say mad after the improvement this year) me time and time again this year has been the use of Demens in our nickle package. He has been fine but it seems with all of our hybrid type guys they would be perfect in a nickle/dime package. We are finding out why certain guys may not have been out there this year, but next year we should have some athletic type guys with experience in the system that have physically matured.
So basically my question is do you think Mattison will try to utilize players like Furman, Robinson, Jones, Hawthorne, Cam Gordon etc in certain passing/blitz situations or will he stick with the base?
I am unable to embed, and for this I should be negged. But there's going to be a special tribute to Lloyd Carr before kick-off for Nebraska. Also, rally towels. He'd like you to be there at 11:45
Here's the link:
Apparently former university president Spanier lobbied to have a law passed in 2007 that all records and reports about anything happening on the campus or involving anyone connected to the university or its police force are private and are not subect to the Public Right to Know laws.
Apparently there are four schools in Pennsylvania that are exempt from the Commonweatlth of Pennsylvania version of the Freedom of Information Act; PSU, Pitt, Temple and some other school. The timing, 2007 seems quite fishy considering what is happening now.
Based on this report, we may never know what truly went on and Sandusky will never be prosecuted unless enough victims come forth. Problem there is, it's a he said/he said thing.