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|1 year 1 week ago||I'm guessing you were also||
I'm guessing you were also predicting we'd get destroyed last week as well?
|1 year 5 weeks ago||The negativity around here||
The negativity around here (especially the last couple weeks) has been far more embarrassing to me than anything that's happened on the field. I find myself not wanting to be associated with the program because of the fan base.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||I'm very disappointed||
I'm very disappointed considering your username and avatar.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Oh please.It's been||
It's been perfectly clear what his position was since the first of these went up. Or you could just check his posting history... Unless I'm dramatically mislead by not seeing the comment in context? He clearly blames the coaching and dismisses the line youth.
These diaries sure seem to have been put together with those preconceived notions.
Edit- Sorry if this is all a sloppy incoherent mess. I'm trying to do about half a dozen things right now. The post in question (from the "snowflake:coaching" thread)...
"4 days 18 hours ago
These diaries weren't born from this position and dedicated to backing it up?
|1 year 6 weeks ago||So that's 8 out of what?...||
So that's 8 out of what?... 125?
A clue perhaps?
How many are playing well? How many are playing out of necessity? Not that it matters too much. Pretty sure the first line says it all.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Rabble rabble- Whiny snarky||
Rabble rabble- Whiny snarky bitching- rabble rabble.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Excellent point. ... Well,||
... Well, the vast majority of us anyway.
You've really been banking the upvotes these last couple days. I'm keeping track for the day when we get voting back.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||I accidentally downvoted||
I accidentally downvoted this. The only way I see to erase it is with an upvote...
Now I'm torn. Upvote for the effort? Downvote for the misguided conclusions?
On the bright side I think I may have found a new sig...
"The average person has half a penis."
This is a revelation!
It's nice to know for sure that I'm above average.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Not trying to pile on...||
I believe this was put together in good faith.
But the fact it currently has twice as many up votes as down, despite being a total disaster and the accurate data (and/or a more reasonable methodology, take your pick) seeming to demonstrate just the opposite of what's put forth?...
|1 year 6 weeks ago||I'm done trying to explain||
I'm done trying to explain anything to you. Maybe someone else will take up the challenge (though I wouldn't encourage it).
|1 year 6 weeks ago||"Good ones don't" Really? Do||
"Good ones don't"
Do I need to compile a list of all the great linemen who didn't play until they were RS SO (or later) and then we can have a theoretical argument about how good they would have been in year one or two?
Just because you can name a lot of exceptions doesn't mean they're not exceptions. You have a massive pool to draw from. I'm talking about a handful of players and 3 positions. See any problem with comparing those sample sizes? Any at all?
The guys we're talking about aren't even done with their first/second years! It may be too late to salvage anything from this season (aside from some potential moral victories and improving perceptions), but it's not out of the question things could still start clicking for them this year and we could see improvement. I see it with various squads, on various teams, at various points in the season, every year.
If you really think it's reasonable to write them off or make it out to be some systemic failure?... It's time to just agree to disagree. I personally think that's insanely pessimistic and/or shortsighted.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||My god...||
Let me make this really simple.
The vast majority of offensive linemen need years of development at the college level. Even highly rated recruits.
Naming a bunch who had success early doesn't change this fact. It's simply cherry picking. It doesn't prove there's a problem with coaching and/or recruiting.
It's a numbers game that thus far hasn't worked in our favor in a "better than expected" manner. Shit happens. In your own example the USC "blue chips" are the ones who aren't panning out and they got hits with two "lesser recruits" (to be honest I'm skimming at this point) no?
Luck of the draw man. Looks like we may have to be patient with those linemen who ALMOST ALWAYS NEED DEVELOPMENT. My god, the horror of it.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||I honestly don't even know||
I honestly don't even know what point you're trying to make anymore. Your last two posts (above and below this at the moment) are either way out in left field, or my ability to digest this stuff has reached it's limit. Coaches who had success early (below)? RRs 2010 team?...
I've been avoiding the forum/comments since Saturday evening... I think that was a wise choice.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Yeah, you're right...||
Our highly rated O-line classes haven't blown up in their first and second years on campus. It's definitely time to panic.
Nevermind it's typically one of the last positions you ever want to play guys early and all that. The coaches clearly suck.
Besides, if things look great a year or two down the road who's gonna remember all this negativity anyway?
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Considered a long point by point reply...||
But it's just not worth it.
Yes, you're still cherry picking. Now you're picking out star players from various teams who had early success? Or teams that have had success with arguably (I'd put this in italics for emphasis if I knew how to format) similar youth in various positions? This proves what? That youth doesn't matter?
That's the epitome of cherry picking. You're throwing out random exceptions when an even moderately large sample size would demonstrate just the opposite. If I had the time/desire I'd look into dominant teams (or O-lines even) over the last decade or so to see how experience correlates to success... Wanna take a wild guess on how that'd look? I know where my money would be.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||"USC has a RS freshman at LT||
"USC has a RS freshman at LT (a 3-star, 260LB DE in high school), a true sophomore at LG, and 3rd year guys at the center and other guard spot..."
This cherry picking is the best you could come up with?... And you still decided to build an argument around it?
Hoke & co have their first real class in the middle of their second year and they're transitioning from a completely different system/style. That's not "clouding the issue"... It's stating the obvious.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Judging by the board...||
It looks like a few benders have carried into Sunday.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Absolutely. Just a gut||
Just a gut feeling...
But I think Al might be our best hope of convincing Hoke (behind closed doors) that things have to change. He's certainly the one taking the heat. I think this might be why he was trying to dig through his chest in the video... Rather than my first impression that he was just on the defensive and feeling the pressure. After further reflection I'm not so sure Al is the problem.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Not showing up in my iTunes||
Edit- Just popped up.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||I think they should use both||
I think they should use both with Devin lining up at RB/WR.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Looking good for ABC 13||
Looking good for ABC 13 viewers in VA.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||My local ABC (SW VA) had||
My local ABC (SW VA) had Texas listed in the directv guide last night. Now it shows "college football" and "teams TBA".
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Don't know what it is with||
Don't know what it is with The Wire around here. Good show but not even top five in my estimation.
At least it was good though... I watched the first season of Mad Men not too long ago and my god what pile of shit.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Believing it's real >||
Believing it's real > Arguing it's "merits"
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Good situational awareness is||
Good situational awareness is a shockingly uncommon trait. Whether on the football field or walking down the street.
NTM- I think he's shown quite a bit even if you set aside the picks in question... Including what he's done with the ball after the INTs.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Yeah, I'm on iPad/Safari.||
Yeah, I'm on iPad/Safari. Able to watch on the Detroit News site.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Thanks!||
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Am I the only one not seeing||
Am I the only one not seeing the videos?
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Are Devin's "feet" in his||
Are Devin's "feet" in his crotch/hips? Because that's where the defenders helmet got planted on the 2nd INT. Some of the replays gave a much better look... He was folding up well before the pass left his hands.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||"Tomorrow the post talks||
"Tomorrow the post talks about the second one."
I hope it points out that he was hit in the midsection before the ball even cleared the back of his helmet during his throwing motion. I've been arguing with a couple guys (who apparently don't have DVRs)... "The ball was already gone" and "just got into his feet a little".
I thought something similar watching live. But going frame by frame it was clearly not the case.