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.
I am a varsity football coach in Northwest Ohio and I'm looking for some help. I coordinate the special teams at my school, and loved the way Michigan's punt block attacked a shield punt. Does anyone have cut-ups of the special teams from Michigan's special teams?
And in a related note, any good special teams twitter follows? I currently follow Cody Alexander (matchquarters.com) , Chris Brown, and James Light. All three are excellent follows for X's and O's guys out there.
I couldn't help reminiscing about the prior regime when I read "he had such a great week of preparation" in this article:
His NFL numbers are better than the ones he had a Michigan. Seems crazy ...
Video review is much too dificult as it currently exists. I offer an easy fix.
Give each camera a time stamp while the video replay booth has the ability to look at multiple cameras feeds, with each feed time synched.
The ability to watch one view of the play (for instance: a sideline view that can see a knee hit the ground) while at the exact same time a camera 45 degrees away gets another angle (for example, seeing a ball knocked loose but not a knee)
This should be doable with current technology. The refs could, with current abilities, rock the play back and forth, while looking at both angles.
How is this not a thing? All modern sports should have this easily available for video review. Two angles, in view by the ref, at the exact same time.
This cannot be that difficult to do.
I just thought I'd put together some content for the board while sitting here doing nothing. Florida State is a 9-3 team, but what do we really know about them? I know I don't know much so I started searching around for some information. So they are the #9 team according to S&P+, with the offense #6, defense #18, and special teams #85. For comparable teams statistically, think a slightly upgraded Ohio State offense (12), a slightly downgraded Iowa defense (12), and special teams like Indiana (98).
Digging deeper into the defensive stats, they defend the run and pass about the same - (31) and (25) respectively. Their big weakness is on passing downs (plays where the offense needs 8 or more yards) which they rank (50) at. They have 14 interceptions, 8 of those coming from Tavarus McFadden. Michigan had 12 interceptions this year FWIW. Pressure will come from Demarcus Walker who has recorded 15 sacks so far.
Their offense is very efficient, performing well on both rushing (6) and passing (21). Rushing is obvious because Dalvin Cook. Cook has recorded over 2000 yards from scrimmage between passing and rushing so far. Travis Rudolph is their leading reciever with 807 yards averaging 15.2 YPC. They have a lot of recievers who have recorded between 300-400 yards for the season. The QB, Deondre Francois is completing 60.6% of his passes averaging 8.4 yards while recording 18 TDs and 6 INTs.
So who have they beaten this year? Really their three best wins are Ole Miss the first game of the year, Florida the last game of the year, and Miami in the middle of the year. They beat Ole Miss by 11 points, Florida by 18, and Miami by 1. They also had a squeaker with NC State, but who didn't this year?
Who have they lost two this year? Louisville won by 43, North Carolina by 2, and Clemson by 3. Other than Louisville, they haven't been blown out in their losses. They are a couple plays away from having a much better record, so there is that.
Not exactly diary level material, just some information for the board.
Tom Brady, with 201 wins, has the most victories as a QB in NFL history.
Edit - fat fingers/tiny keyboard on phone!