Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
It is funny how winning solves all (most). Having a great 2015 defense and an improved OL in pass protect makes every QB look better.
To that end I saw a comment in the last thread about how QB is not a tire fire as it was last year. Oh?
(if the last column is not shown on your mobile device it is INTs = 6 each)
Above are Rudock's first 5 games vs Gardner's 5 starts of 14 (I excluded Minn for obvious reasons). Quality of opponents is similar (2014 ND = 2015 Utah, 2014 Utah = 2015 BYU, baby seals, bad Big 10 teams etc) Devin had a much worse offensive coaching staff top to bottom. And no QB guru. And Devin had nowhere near the time Jake enjoys on almost every play. You can say he had a better primary WR I guess... who he rarely had time to find. (who was hurt post ND)
Takeaway: Even PTSD Devin with this OL protection would have been interesting. (non PTSD Devin? Damn...) Statsistically Devn was better or a wash last year at this point in every line item other than total yards... with a lot worse pass protect . Here is hoping Rudock pulls away in the 2nd half of the year.
I've updated the mini program for the game this weekend. I added a total defense section as well.
Feel free to let me know any changes directly on here.
The front page UV post has provided inspiration to get another Harbaugh Photoshop Thread going. There are some classic Harbaugh facial expressions out there to be cut and pasted into various contemporary and historical settings. Some examples that have graced these very pages are below to help get the creative juices flowing...
...acutally I think that last one is real. We have a coach that challenges walruses to push-up competitions in real life.
This was just posted on one of the Facebook groups I monitor. Back in 1981, when the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum opened in Grand Rapids, they held a huge Bob Hope TV special to kick it off. The Michigan Marching Band opened the show - and it's phenomenal. Everything about this clip is golden, but the best part comes at about the 2:00 mark when we see Jerry Ford singing "The Victors" and Ronald Reagan clapping along.
This made me smile this morning.
Eggs? We're out. Pancakes? We're out. Hash? We're out.