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I don't think they changed Les at all actually
national champs baby
Patrick Hruby is doing God's work.
first comment: "EVERY ATHLETE HAS ASPIRATIONS OF WINNING AND WE HAVE OUR FAVORITES BUT IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO OTHER STUDENTS ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS, TOO!"
stupid Pistons and their refusal to tank properly
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?
Both players only helped themselves today. I'd give it a push. Taylor was solid all day minus the 2 penalties and Clowney made big plays when it mattered most.
If he gets drafted by the Vikings, holding doesnt apply /s /notbiasedatall
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They did show some brief matchups of Lewan and Clowney and they did mention that Lewan was holding his own and keeping Clowney in check. But then he had the one big hit and immediately everyone forgot how up to that point he was a nonfactor.
"The goal, the expectation of this program is the Big Ten Championship"
Props to Schofield as well. He did a great job while he was matched up with Clowney when Lewan went out. BUT ... I'm not sure what the issue was early in the game, but they were getting a ton of pressure on the right side.
Clowney is good, but he's no Tom Gholston.
Isn't the play ruled dead as soon as the helmet comes off? In that case, he shouldn't have had a forced/recovered fumble. And it is still michigan ball. Is that not right?
What is the definition of insantity? Living in SEC country!
Give it up man, it was a great play. Give credit where credit is due.
No doubt it was a great hit. But here's a different perspective: Clowney is 6'6" and weighs 260. Vincent Smith is 5'6" and weighs 175-ish. How many 5'6" guys get up after that hit? Vincent Smith: toughest guy on the field.
Glad you posted this. He got up as if it was a normal tackle. Sure, sometimes you get popped, it's football. I can't believe the assignment was missed that bad.
Deserves a ton of credit in keeping the defense at bay. Could have been much worse if he dipped into the Alabama play book. Happy he kept it diverse. Felt he called a solid game and execution on some simple passing plays (and several big plays d gave up of course) killed us.
Was a great play by a great player
I thought the same thing, but I think the ball was out at the same time the helmet came off. The helmet just moved quicker. 6'7'' 270 full sprint on 5'6'' 165 hesitantly attempting to run a westside dive. Just a great defensive play.
But really karma for the bad call by the refs saying we had a first down. Great hit, but should not have been player of the game. At all
Everybody will remember the Clowney hit on Smith, but what about the Smith hit on Clowney? Smith went full out 3 Ninjas "Light up the eyes Rocky" on him. Smith didn't need help getting off the field like Clowney did when Smith gave him a good old helmet to the dong. Vince got in a swing or two in the fight, lol.
full South Carolina games this fall and Clowney was pretty much as he was all year. He was a factor most plays either in busting one up or the offense staying away from him. I thought did an excellent job on him compared to most tackels in the SEC games I watched. But he has strangely long stretches where he does nothing, sits on the sidelines looking tired.
Then the 4th Q comes and he makes 2 or 3 plays you've never F'ing seen before in your life and you suddenly think you've just seen the best damn defensive linemen to ever play the game.
That's a pretty good summation of Clowney. He reminds me of Julius Peppers. He doesn't have a high motor like Jared Allen types, and he doesn't have speed moves like Dwight Freeny types. However, he has the ability to make plays that no other players can, like Peppers. Guys like that draw so much attention from offensive gameplans, that their numbers don't reflect their true impact on the game (even when the numbers are good). Like Gruden said, Clowney might have 25 sacks, but he's probably forced 25+ holding calls as well. Not to mention his ability to stretch out run plays, options, and screens with his length and ability to move laterally.
I just got home from work, watched the game on dvr, saw the hit by Clowney and thought one thing. WTF Borges? Clowney is stupid athletic and talented and Borges decided part of the game plan was to allow him to be unblocked mulitple times. When Lewan was assingned to block the guy across from him, that guy was blocked 99% of the time. And when you can say Clowney is just that guy being blocked, you block him every play. Once again our OC was the reason we lost the game. /end rant/continue drinking.
Overall, he called a very good game. "experts" such as yourself make us all look bad.
I actually think Borges called a good game, and who ever called me an "expert"? But to let Clowney be unblocked is just a bad idea. He is too athletic to get much of anything done when he can run anywhere be wants. This loss is on that play and Clowney being able to run free happened more than that one play. It was part of the game plan and it was a poor part of the game plan.
You're the expert? Got it.
...confidence is the stain they can't wipe off...
Giving Clowney a free run on handoffs was not, surprisingly enough, part of Borges's game plan. As described illuminatingly in the Borges thread, the Clowney hit resulted from a miscommunication between Lewan and Kwiatkowski -- Kwiatkowski thought he and Lewan were going to be doubling Clowney, Lewan blocked down instead, and Clowney took advantage of the mix-up to decapitate Smith, exacting revenge for the earlier dong headbutt. Lewan actually describes this error in a post-game interview (again illuminatingly linked to in the Borges thread).
Thanks for the recap. My game plan comment was a knee jerk reaction to seeing Clowney running unblocked a few times during the game and the fact that one huge play lost the game. Lewan killed it this game, this whole year for that matter. I really believe that Borges will be a damn good OC when he has players he knows what to do with. Its just that he didn't know how to get the best out of Denard, which I really can't blame him for, Denard is a once in a lifetime type of QB. I have said many times that I will reserve my judgement on Borges until Shane Morris' second year starting.
What if I told you Lewan was staying?
In Hoke we trust...
Nothing against Vince Smith, he took that hit like a champ considering he was outweighed by almost 70 pounds and a foot of height and didn't show a bit for wear from it but...I can't wait until Clowney tries that against Green. Here's to looking forward to the day we roll out a power front combo like LTT/Magnuson/Kalis/Kulger/Dawson/Fox/Bosch and push guys like Clowney 5 yards back off the ball.
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the MVP before he supposedly earned it. I am sure there are several Michigan defenders who were more deserving than him, at least statistically wise." South Carolina Deserves to have it and they do" WTF. They won it with 11 sec. on the clock. Congradulations you beat a good but not great UM team. For me, next year can't get here fast enough I know the loss of Denard is sad but the promise and potential of new recruits is really exciting. Bring on spring practice and as always GO BLUE!.
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have become SEC marketing schills