Coach sounded like a dumbass. Dumbass with a ring though.
Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
Coach sounded like a dumbass. Dumbass with a ring though.
true, and I don't think they'll hunt him down and retroactively take his ring when this victory is forfeit in 3 years.
So, what is everyone's gut telling them - Les, Hoke or someone else?
Les seems too obvious - waiting for his next "damn strong team presser to ruin my tuesday. In the end, it will be Hoke.
it's weird. we all think miles. but if they left that meeting with an offer, i think we would have heard about it.
Right. You button up until you announce, and by then all of the machinery is in place.
In cases like this there are leaks galore right after a final interview and the guy has been hired. Usually because he tells the current players since they are anxious to hear what is going on or by recruits who are getting worked on as soon as possible.
We are hearing NOTHING.
That tells me that they are not done negotiating and there are significant hurdles (wife? pay?).
I am not liking this radio silence.
Even though LSU is a good team, it will be tough winning the SEC or even the western division. If BP heads for LSU to replace LM, NE could take a hit and LM's UM team could dominate the legends division! Plus he hates OSU! If Michigan offered him the job, LM will take it! My guess is DB is thinking about it and if he can keep LM in line!
I had a dream.. brady hoke is our next coach and everything was fine. then I woke and thanked god it was just a dream. Seriously that was my dream last night. I need to take a few steps from the computer.
does everybody hate him because he's fat and funny looking or is it just me?
I hate his voice too.
Last night I dreamed we hired an evil European soccer coach as HC. Anyone know any evil European soccer coaches? Dream tracker?
Uhhh, Sir Alex Fergie, Jose Mourinho to start. Why not Rafa Benitez
I had a dream last night that Jon Gruden moved in with me and I was desperately telling him to be our HC but I woke up before I could tell him all of the things I'd learned from mgoblog that would make him a sweet HC here.
to a clunker of a game.
Or perhaps you are just conditioned to blowouts ...
But I don't particularly enjoy sloppy play and bad officiating.
Oregon's offense was out of sync, and left a lot of points on the field.
Last second field goal to win a championship is not too bad,
I thought it was a good game. Neither team ever led by more than one score.
so will Auburn be vacating this title soon? wasnt there rumblings of the investigation still going on into the family finances of the Newtons by the NCAA?
he's guilty,he knows it, the team knows it, the whole F'ing country knows it. its just a matter of time then its 2 titles and 2 heismans vacated in the same decade. surely after that happens a change to the system is in order.
My guess is they won't finish the investigation. At least not for 2-3 more years. Would make the NCAA look bad, and it would seem like they just let Newton play for the $$$s.
I'd say most people already think they just let Newton play for the $$$.
Sadly I think this is true. Most people are apathetic.
I remember a time last week when I was all high and mighty about Les Miles not coming due to his oversigning and negative recruiting practices, but now I'm beaten down and just hoping he will save us from a Hoke-filled future.
Not to mention Fox digging into some more "pay-for-play" kids... kids out of South Louisiana, bogus non-profit mentors steering kids to play there, yada yada yada.
Just do a Google search for "Walt Willams Auburn" or "Walt Williams Malzahn"
What a fluke way to end a great game. Dyer wasn't even going to keep running until the bench started screaming at him. Kind of reminds of Forrest Gump.
And is it just me or did it seem like his wrist and not just his hand was down?
It wasn't just you. It looked like his wrist hit the ground as he rolled over the defender.
That maybe but has to be an elbow or the play is still alive.
Nope, if your wrist touches you're down.
If so I stand corrected. I have never heard a ref say a runner's wrist touched the ground, so he is down by contact.
Upon further reading, I am wrong. Sooo how about that Cam Newton SOB. I bet he played like shit because his dad bet the under.
Yeah, I wrist is down actually. You wouldn't think so, but it happened in another bowl game recently and that's the only reason I know so.
It just happened in a game last week. Too early to remember who it happened to though...
Edit: yep, Sugar Bowl.
I believe the back of the hand/wrist is on the ground the player is considered down. That was the result of a replay in, I think, the LSU game.
No, anywhere from wrist to elbow is down. Oregon got d*cked twice on calls. That play and the interception where the DB had control of the ball and his elbow touched down a yard in bounds.
There was another one, too. On the play where Newton scrambled to convert the 3rd and 14 (or so) the play clock was at zero for a while and they didn't call it.
Oregon got called for a delay of game on a punt and I could have sworn they got the snap off in time.
I was watching a game earlier this year and a play was reversed because the player's wrist was down. Maybe it was an NFL game I was watching--my memory has been going downhill lately due to Michigan induced stress.
It was the Sugar Bowl. I think an Arkansas WR was ruled down because his wrist hit the ground. For some reason, the officials didn't think that rule applied tonight.
Oh, and the refusal to overturn the incompletion into an interception WAS a killer. Auburn scores on the next play; if that is a INT for Oregon, this is a completely different game. But, beyond that, QB Thomas began the game with waaaay too much jitters. If he started the game calmly, Oregon probably could've obtained some early points.
The only time a player is down through his wrist is when the back of the wrist that is carrying the ball touches the ground. The off hand can touch the ground, so long as the elbow doesnt. At least that's how they explained it at the sugar bowl.
Dyer's ball-carrying hand never touched the ground, therefore he wasn't down. I thought that was the right call.
Anybody else notice how similar Thomas is to Denard and Pryor is to Newton? It really felt like watching the UM-OSU game to me with the offensive schemes/quarterbacks
The officials called it exactly the opposite during the Sugar Bowl, and it was reviewed for several minutes. Non ball carrying wrist touched the ground, ruled down.
I guess they determined that was his hand?
Eitherway, just like Michigan's season, too many empty trips to the red zone will always cost you in the end.
You know, it's kind of funny. I have always been a huge fan of the system that RR runs, but after watching Oregon lose the Rose Bowl last year and the BCS game this year, and watching Michigan struggle against certain teams and in certain situations, I think I've come around to the position that there really is a flaw in this particular system, or at least in the way that the plays are called. It just seems that it happens far too often, no matter which team is running it and how good or bad they are, that the red zone and short yardage situations are a major problem for this scheme (or at least for the coaches who run this scheme). The comments by Saban and Meyer on this after the game were spot on.
Is that penetration kills the zone read, and close to the end zone you typically have more people trying to break through gaps quickly because more defenders are close to the LOS. This is way Michigan ran a lot of the QB lead this year close to the end zone, and the reason RR wanted to have an I-formation that worked. I know the fans hated when Michigan lined up in I-Formation, but I will say that if Michigan would have become more efficient with it, they would have put up more points in the red zone with a downhill approach and play action passing game.
I'm with you 100% on that. Rodriguez made a great schematic adjustment by going back to the I-formation elements for those situations; I just wish he would have stuck with them as the season went along, but I think that had a lot to do with the personnel necessary to run that just wasn't ready yet (or in place). That is something that Oregon is going to have to do if they are ever going to get over the hump against teams with elite defenses. The problem is that to win the PAC-10/12, they aren't going to need to do that, so they probably won't.
either way, that's another example of why that rule is a little screwy. For all intents and purposes, he was down. The only reason he wasn't "tackled" is because he happened to land on top of the guy that tackled him. His knee touches the ground, this game is probably in OT
Agree, except I didn't feel real confident about Oregon's chances of getting a stop there even if that play had been overturned. Auburn was already around midfield with like 1:50 left.