The A/T Ratio chart screams that we miss Burke. Not that I don't think Walton/Albrecht aren't able to run the offense they just don't draw the same attention Trey did. I think Walton is almost 1/1 or too close to that anyway. It's easier to find an open guy some where when you're drawing help side defense or double teams. Walton has showed his ability to get to the basket as of late now if he can just stop stepping on the end line his numbers will have to go up. In close games you have to have a guy that is a threat to penetrate and score, hoping that's the next evolution of Walton's game.
Dear Diary Gets Assists, Assistants
When I did the UFR of Bama's bowl game this week I ran into the same content fight that Brian vs. had with companies who license X conference's games then go around abusing YouTube's preference to stay out of fair use debates. As an alternative to the videos they harassed me about, I placed some of the analysis from the article right into the video. Somebody asked me to do that with Michigan's plays so I gave it a shot:
If these are helpful I might make it into a feature. If they're just repeating what you get from UFR and picture pages I'll drop the idea.
Eye of the Tiger has started going this direction as well, changing "Reading the Tea Leaves" into "Zone Blocking Zealot," and promising stuff like this:
The next question is: which of the OL on the double releases to the second-level defender? In some cases, this will be determined by the nature of the double—if one of the OL has a bad position on the defender, he will release. But if it’s a good double, where either OL could sustain the block, the releasing OL will be determined by the danger posed by the nearest second-level defender. Take this example from the Jaguars link:
This blogger votes yea.
Basketball2000. LSA switched up too: the regular statistical analyses and charts and lolcats thing is covering the cagers now, starting with a look at the non-conference schedule. The team has fared as well as their ballhandling:
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WHENCE THE MGOBLOGGERS?
(I probably left a lot out and just cost myself a company baby shower.)
Meta but fun thread by Magnus wondering where various current and former MGoStaff came from and went off to. MVictors had that now-outdated movement chart a few years ago when we hired Ace and Heiko. Needed: a diary that describes the MGoBlogosphere, who writes for what, who came from where, and a description of each site. Would make a good sticky.
Somebody write this before Section 1 starts that "Michigan in the Media" blog I've been after him to start so he can regularly fisk Shrew Darp and Ferry Toster and other banned maggots.
HOW I STOPPED BEING A LIONS FAN
Lewand is a Michigan grad…
"If it helps us win, I'll tattoo a Buckeye on my forehead," Lewand said...
They're about to hire Jim Tressel. At this point everyone already knows the Lions are just a test subject for how much a fanbase can endure and it's just getting ridiculous.
THE PHONEBOOKS ARE HERE
Three early enrollees have early enrollee numbers. Via Magnus:
Wilton Speight #19
Drake Harris #14
Michael Ferns #46
RAPID RESPONSES TO QUESTIONING THREAD TITLES
- Are Coordinator Intro Press Conferences the Norm? When it's a guy making over $1 million yes.
- New rules for determining a conf champion? ACC is considering an interesting tier system that's currently blocked by an arbitrary NCAA rule.
- What effect do steroids have in college football? We got an answer way down the thread:
They don't know well in advance to the ped tests the NCAA does. The school, athletic trainers, AD, doesn't either. We get a fax the night before, the players know about 12 hours before.
They student athletes often DO know before their standard drug test which most think they are getting tested for everything...they are not...they are only getting tested for rec drugs.
- Can a Roku be used to watch the only thing worth watching? Nope.
- Is Big Ten finally getting serious about winning? This you ask of the conference that just added Maryland and Rutgers and has Darrell Hazell and Tim Beckman gainfully employed in it? Actually if those are all moves to pad the win totals of important schools, a la the SEC and its dregs, yeah?
- Which player will benefit the most from Nuss? Kyle Kalis. Here is a simple blocking scheme that fits your skills which we will run again and again until you can do it in your sleep.
DON'T CALL IT LUCK!
Dnak438 shared a Football Study Hall article that attempted to take the luck factor out of turnover margin and show which teams were really protecting the ball the best. Michigan is 10th…in being lucky.
Your Moment of Zen:
Bo gets his.
But you have to slow it way down. Remember, it's not just reading it that fast, but then reading it, looking at the picture, understanding it, etc. Maybe picture pages is better, or talking over the top of it is probably even better than that (like in a film room), but as is, I think it just moves too fast unless people pause it and so on.
Like this much better. Makes it instructional like a DIY home improvement video. Nice.
Loved the video, but as Space Coyote said, it moves way too fast. I can pause the video to read/analyze the play each time, but the video starts/stops so quickly I can't pause it.
agree that the video should be slowed down. also more stops during the play. on balance though, a really good idea.
I had a football game that worked when you turned it on and the field vibrated and all the players would move. Some of the guys would go straight, some would arc and some would spin in circles. After awhile you could place each player in spots most advantageous to your team. I found that looking from the top down on the field or from behind the QB gave the most info in terms of seeing gaps appear and how the timing was etc. So are films of real football games available shown from these perspectives instead of from the side? I would think it would be more useful to coaches and players, and even blogger analysts.
You're talking about the All-22 and they won't release those to journalists.
also including journalists that spend little time independently verifying the verocity of their information, of course. Thanks for the info guys, didn't know about the All-22 at all. Makes sense, hard to believe coaches only study the film we see during games.
Rather than TV feeds, then yes. They have all-22 video, they have end zone video, etc. But, for whatever reason, TV manages to give less helpful video for scouting purposes. The SEC now offers all-22 video to fans (I believe only for games on CBS), but I think that's about it.
But, luckily for us, the BTN often provides shots from field level, behind cheerleaders, over the pylon, focused on the far sideline, starting about 2 seconds after the play has started, so sometimes we can scout whether it's a run or pass.
actually no never completed a pass in an actual game. As I recall there was a regular "running" QB and a passing QB (sort of like Denard and Devin) and the passing QB had an arm that you could pass the football that was made out of felt or something similar. I remember doctoring the players up with toothpicks to try to make them better-didn't work. Now you know where I get all my football expertise!!
Is this how you announced Misopogobaby? If so, congrats!
...it's just on hiatus until after the Spring Game, by which time I will have dried the tea and meditated sufficiently in the presence of their intoxicating, truth-revealing, nerdy-stuff-ranking smoke.