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Meta - MGoBlog use by coaching staff
If staffs used some of the detailed analysis on statistics, the OP is correct.
It's very advanced and no one else is using it.
The traditional stats don't go far enough and some of the work here is amazing.
If they chose one or two topics, I could see it being very useful.
you think that they don't use advanced stats?
Not sure if serious...
The detail on two or three diary pieces is really over the top.
I don't know if any staff in the country compiles stats to the level that some of the diarists do here. And since most of the diarists invented the stats themselves, i would suspect that there isn't much crossover.
If the stats are being compiled and used by staffs all over the nation, why isn't it publised like regular stats?
Besides, blogs have impacted pretty much the entire globe, why wouldn't they impact football?
A few examples:
-Some mainstream writers have said that the QB rating, given how the position has changed for mobile QBs, is not accurate for some of the top QBs.
-Mike Gundy at Okie St, supposed tracks every step, every impact and every drill, during the entire season and during each practice to limit the amount of movement on the players. He claims that this has reduced injuries. Did he get the idea in a blog? I don't know, but it's not a traditional approach.
Lastly, all I'm trying to communicate is how impressive some of the work is here. The detail is off the charts. Most of it is author invented. About .01% of it might be used.
It's not that crazy....
Slow down cowboy, whoa...
But this is a "step back, take a deep breath" situation.
Ding dong here is a the original moron. This thread is board line sociopathic. Coaches read a well-known Michigan blog and use it to game plan, recruit? Serious, burn this board down.
Ran out of meds on the weekend, eh? Bummer. I just posted to make sure you couldn't edit this when your meds kick back in. :EVIL:
Glad to see nothing's changed.
I am Brady Hoke.
They only come here to read The Blockham's
Thank you for the kind words, sir!
There is at least one person whose job it is to monitor the recruiting sites. I would imagine that person recognizes the widespread readership and influence of MGoBlog and incorporates that into their work, but I don't know specifically.
Frankly, while I love this blog and everything, I imagine the coaches don't care much about the analysis that goes on here. They have their own data, and some of this stuff is just irrelevant overkill by Michigan football fanatics. Fun overkill, but overkill nonetheless. Brady Hoke doesn't use e-mail; I doubt he would base choices on what Brian, Seth, The Mathlete, etc. put together.
Yeah. Even if they found something they would LIKE to believe is true, they couldn't afford the time to confirm it. Easier for them to just generate the data they need and save blogs for Miller Time.
Loeffler was especially renowned for his meticulous analysis and preparation. His computer (containing the offensive game-plan) actually crashed before a game once and the staff was in a frenzy.
Much, much more access to data and video than we do. They might peruse the site to read what's being said about them or the team but not to get help with coaching football.
I've always thought this so I'm glad to see some reasonable answers. On one hand, there is a lot of very illuminating content here. On the other, those guys are professionals and may feel no need to wade through the garbage that gets posted to get info they could probably surmise themselves.
is that they have The Mathlete on thier staff...
...but I've wondered if other schools on the schedule troll the site looking for data. I think this site would provide more data for opponents to peruse, but probably not for the coaching staff.
Brady has my personal cell number.
...what meta means, anymore.
It pretty much means world peace.
So this guy I know used this new dating site called Tinder and he meta girl on it. Someone should make a post about that site. It's so neat.
Utilized MGoBlog we would have seen a lot more bubble screens in the years past!
It's like the people who say coaches use recruiting websites to find top talent. I highly doubt it
*cough* Urban Meyer *cough*
It would be naive to think my posts aren't at least being read by Mattison and Borges and then probably passed on to Hoke if it's something important.
"What in the hell is a Twitterverse?"
...they have to wait for the UFR to come out.
Lol well there is your answer
Borges at least follows what Heiko says, right? Mark my word he's going to run a play for him one day. Maybe name their one bubble screen a year "the Heiko."
Well he wouldn't just tell you. Brandon won't let him. He's afraid you might sell the UFR service elsewhere.
I know for a fact that Funk outsources his in-season grading to this site and wishes you'd publish your review of the ESPN angle on Monday. He also doesn't get the donkey thing with Lewan. He's pretty confident Gholston is a troll.
Put a picture of Brian and Jesus next to each other and tell me which one is more important / looks more like Jesus
Yup- which is why Borges has fallen in love with the bubble screen!
collecting and analyzing video/stats for the football and basketball teams?
Ok gentlemen, we're facing the Irish this week. Anything on MGoBlog?
Sorry, couldn't resist.
Hoke aka King of Belch
I know that Hoke has mentioned that he more or less eschews many forms of communication that might be fairly typical those of us who post here, but I also seem to recall that there was an interview with Borges some time ago where he was sort of asked about this in broader terms and he mentioned that the use of the Internet in the realm of Michigan coaching is fairly basic and confined to certain things. I could be wrong, but I sort of got the impression from this that, even if they know about MGoBlog, they rarely see it if ever. I would wager that the players visit it more often than the coaches, if I had to guess.
Personally I'm not sold on Hoke's statement he totally refrains from it. Some areas of technology you clearly have to embrace because the recruits use them or they're just all pervavise. I'd bet Hoke overstates how much he refrains.
That being said, I'd assume that nothing good comes of checking the blogs midseason. All it serves to do is potentially introduce self doubt or anger at the stupid fans. If you lose a game, you get feedback from your peers, not angry dudes on a board.
(I also hope, no offense to the data guys, that the stuff we do looks like childsplay compared to what a full support staff at Michigan can put out.)
I hope not
...or some grad asst. monitor web sites to see if there's sentiment out there that their players read which might hurt said players' confidence, or they might find something to help motivate (doubtful), but to game plan? Hell, no.
Going for it on 4th down was repeatedly discussed here and previous to that in the blogosphere prior to Rocky Long carrying the torch at SDSU. Anything new is likely to be blogged before it is incorporated into D1 ball. There's some analysis on punting/FGs vs field position done by the Mathlete that might have drawn some attention. Dantonio IMO has been less conservative and Hoke himself has been surprisingly liberal in going for some 4th downs near mid-field.
That is about it I think. Teams are using the internet for recruiting in ways no one thought possible. HUDL, Social Networks, Twitter, Landro systems (and many other technologies - let's not forget how new email is to the stodgy inbred world of coaching) are and already have changed the game.
This blog or any fan blog for that matter... eh... not so much.
In fact, THE_KNOWLEDGE is actually Greg Mattison. Now that I've disclosed this I know the ban hammer to Bolivia is coming but he obviously KNEW I was going to disclose this here and now and did nothing to stop it.
CMU game yet?
I kind of hope not.
go home macdaddy, you're drunk
I find this humorous
OK, my bad. No alcohol in my system. Great Leader has spoken. Move along now, nothing to see here kids.
They use picture pages every time the projector eats their game film.
If you are reading this Coach Hoke, I hope you are about to eat a steak at midnight like me. Goodnight Coach
If there were a blog dedicated to my work, I don't think I would read it. I thought the internet was for getting away from your responsibilities?
as guidance or even to read, then we would be in trouble. Hoke is busy recruiting, gasp, 5 stars.
I'm just not following the OP here, lol. You're implying that people who frequent this board (ie students, people on work breaks, or people who come home from work and check it out in the evenings), have some kind of valuable commentary on national HS football recruits and current conference/national offensive and defensive schemes? Like the people who come here and look at Rivals or look at film from games last year in their free time have more ability to dissect that information than the people who were hired (for millions of dollars) to do that full time, year round, and have been doing it exclusively for decades?
Does not compute.
Not sure if serious.
Maybe they are and that's why we haven't been to a Rose Bowl in 7 fucking years.
Lock this thread.
We would probably see more bubble screens!
Hoke is probably wondering why there are so many missing UFRs.
and daily he's disappointed: an Emo-style epic negbang. It used to the highlight of his week, but since Brian took it away Brady's been a broken, empty shell of a man.
Brady Hoke is RDT
To my knowledge only one official staff member of the University of Michigan's football team reads us regularly. His name is Justin Dickens and it is part of his job as the football media guy who decides, for example, if we get credentialed for games and if Heiko can interview Borges one-on-one.
As far as usefulness to the staff, the only bit I know of is compliance staff monitors our site as well as lots of others because the internet is good at turning up things.
Most of the stuff we talk about they already know 8 ways from saturday. The most unique and useful content on MGoBlog is Brian's UFR, and the coaches produce their own, far superior version in their film study, which uses All-22 game film (as opposed to the broadcast recordings Brian goes through) and has the advantage of knowing what the players were supposed to do on every play.
Perhaps the greatest proof that the coaches don't use MGoBlog to make decisions is the one thing where we've proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that we're right and they're doing something wrong is with spread punting, and they haven't gone to spread punting.
there is no 'All-22' game film being utilized in the NCAA.
They use a 50-yd. shot, and a north/south end zone shot. This video is traded over a series of tubes between schools.
There was a rumor that I was Rich Rodriguez.
The OP is a example of someone getting overly immersed in a context, in that he uses that context as a framing device for seeing the world, and then thinking it is the world everyone else must also experience.
I imagine the analyses done on this site both merely touch on the analyses the coaching staff does and far overexceeds what they think is necessary. For example, I think a lot of what long-time players and coaches who were players know to be true through repeated experience is what the not-so-long playing or coaching nerds break out into tedious and labored statistical analyses.