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rundown of Michigan's riser
needs moar usage
so much for that
This list is completely arbitrary and not a genuine analysis of the relative merits of state fossils.
will be michigan's highest pick in a while
money has to go somewhere
I am only motivated by people who have no opinion about me.
the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
but I thought that draft was supposed to be incredibly loaded?
If you're gonna go please be in the first round.
another delightful side effect of a 14 team conference
thoughtful piece from Jacobi on middle finger lady
Apparently talks fell apart when Tampa Bay refused to unveil a new uniform combo each week.
I would have loved to see how his offense would have worked in the NFL to be honest. I know, everybody thinks the nfl is for 3 yards and a cloud of dust type guys but I just have a feeling that it might of worked.. Hell if tebow can win in the nfl then anything is possible.
Touchdown Manningham! MICHIGAN WINS!
The Packers, Patriots, Saints, and Lions all made the playoffs as pass first teams with run games that merely support the pass. Most years the Colts also would have done it as well. The NFL is definitely not a league that just runs the ball.
valid point but I was referring to more the slot ninja meme more then the pro spread concept. Kind of like oregon, undersized but they just never stop. All those teams run a spread and a mild for of the hurry up, or as chris carter calls it the powder huddle. ( run to the line then sit their and call a play, but if the defense is trying to sub just snap the ball) I personally think that if it can work in college, that it would have a chance to work in the pro's with the right personel.
How were we supposed to get "slot ninja" from your first post, exactly?
And reading it again, the magic tricks that were the foundation of Denver's offense is a whole lot closer to three yards and a cloud of dust than the norm today in the NFL.
Is this your primary language?
of =/= have
then =/= than
their =/= there
Wasting away in Ohio, a Wolverine in a sea of red and grey
"Tebow" didn't win in the NFL. The Broncos won. Tebow just happened to be along for the ride, and he was lucky to be there.
Granted, he played a role in that the offense scored greater than 0 points in the games they won. But he wasn't the most important player on that roster. Not by a long shot.
Every time an MGoBoard poster complains about a thread topic, God kills a baby panda.
plus he could easily get 3 really good qbs to run his system on the cheap (less then 5 million each) since the wildcat has lost steam in the NFL and qbs like Randel El and soon to be Denard are considered WRs. He would need that to stem any and all injuries that would sure to occur
Kelly's system is different than RR's. His QBs don't carry the ball that much. Darron Thomas hd 56 carries in 13 games last season. The key is having receivers that can quickly get open and a QB that can quickly identify them. In a sense it's not that different from what New England does. I think he could succeed in the NFL - if he can deal with coaching grown men instead of 18-22-year-olds (which is really the bigger hurdle).
by Kelly. He kicks Pac 12 ass at Oregon and would have been a spectacular failure in the NFL.
"I tried to but a pencil in the light socket but it was too wide and didn't fit so I used a paperclip."-Terrelle Pryor, Future Rhodes Scholar
I'm just glad that we can stop talking about how he was going to fail miserably in the NFL. He's been around for only 5 years in the major college game yet everyone knows what offense he would hypothetically run with a completely different crop of talent and a completely different set of circumstances...love it.
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This is really surprising he is staying. Interesting development...no way Big Phil would let Chip get away i guess.
"Championships...42, Years...132, Beat...OHIO"
go to Tampa and suck. I think he's a snake and bad for college football in the same vein as Saban/Tressel.
I'm not sure if there's been any resolution to this yet, but the stain will remain. I like Lyles' own quote from the story:
“I look back at it now and they paid for what they saw as my access and influence with recruits,” Lyles said. “The service I provided went beyond what a scouting service should … I made a mistake and I’m big enough of a man to admit I was wrong.”
Okay. They didn't pay you $25,000 for the year-old information on recruits that were no longer in high school. They paid you $25,000 for the influence you have over current recruits?
Yeah. That's fine.
Although I do agree that Chip Kelly is a really good coach. Something stinks here.
I can't embed the interview, but here's the police stop. Kelly is a weasel. Contrast the, "we smoked it all" admission of guilt to Kelly's denial.
is a sign Kelly is dirty, but until more info comes out, I'm just gonna consider him a badass.
There is no time, sir, at which ties do not matter.
Yeah, cheating is the shit, brah! Fist bump!
With all his years of professional coaching experience coupled with not having to worry about all the details in the NFL that he has to cover at Oregon (athlete contract negotiations, dealing with their agents/related demands, Nike responsibilities) II would have figured Kelly might have had success at the NFL level if he could find a good defensive coordinator for that level. He is a creative offensive mind.
That said, it seems he is most interested in maintaining his head coach/general manager position with the Ducks.
If the haters don't hate you then you're doing something wrong. - David Cone
I would imagine that the Glazers didn't offer him anything more than he could extort out of Phil Knight at this point.
Besides, the NFL is so resistant to change that every win would be regarded as a "fluke," while every loss would be "proof that the spread offense won't work in the NFL." Look at how Wayne Fontes did with the Lions during their brief flirt with competence, only to get run out of the NFL, taking the Run and Shoot with him.
I know that Fontes didn't create the Run and Shoot, but he was the only head coach smart enough to use it. Spreading the field out helps both the passing and running games. It's no accident that Barry Sanders retired after one year in the neanderthal offense of Bobby Ross.
Ultimately, the only way anyone gets away with the spread in the NFL is to disguise it as 60 minutes of two-minute offense like the Patriots do.
This is why the NFL is resistant to change.
1997 (see here) was Barry's best year with 2053 yards. The next year, his last before he retired, he had "only" 1491 yards (see here).
So while I was never impressed with Ross as a coach I don't think we can credit the run-and-shoot with too much of Barry Sander's success.
Where's Charlie Bauman when you need him?
Wonder how that friends quote (about chip being tired of players parents and NCAA oversight) will come back to bite him now.
So does this mean the NCAA isn't coming down on Kelly and the Ducks, or is he just jostling for a better spot? I mean, TB is kind of a tire-fire now, and I'm not sure he would want to start his NFL career there.
"Chip Kelly's NFL Experience: bit.ly/A2IstJ"
"Is your name Bart?"
I don't follow the NFL that closely but I thought Rahim Morris was actually doing a pretty good job. Maybe Kelly didn't want to risk being fired in 2 rebuilding years?
Morris beat zero teams with above .500 records last year and lost ten in a row this year....the 10 in a row screams "lost his team" to me. When that happens, I don't care what year you're in...you gotta go.
I love watching the tenor of the board shift with the news of the day.
Abort, Retry, Fail?