"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
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|4 days 18 hours ago||Same with Woodson. The||
Same with Woodson. The singular talent was on display but how he shifted the entire game plan as a lockdown corner was not so apparent - until he was gone.
|4 days 22 hours ago||Ironically, Houston's QB||
Ironically, Houston's QB depth is leading the UM practice squad.
|4 days 22 hours ago||Channel 569 on Verizon FIOS||
Channel 569 on Verizon FIOS
|4 days 22 hours ago||But Jimbo is a good 'ol boy||
But Jimbo is a good 'ol boy in ways that Les never can be. That sort of thing matters a great deal in the land of Dixie.
|4 days 22 hours ago||The Carr and Brown||
The Carr and Brown replacements hardly make the case for change.
|6 days 19 hours ago||ESPN kept Beano Cook around||
ESPN kept Beano Cook around until it constituted an act of cruelty.
|1 week 3 days ago||Left the game due to an||
Left the game due to an injury is diffrenet from being 'benched'. Check your hyperbole.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||It was either offer him or||
It was either offer him or drive a tent stake through his heart.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I discussed this with||
I discussed this with Kingston's father a few mionths ago (we used to work together for the DoD). LC was mystifed as to how mgoblog has projected Kingston as a FB and stated strongly that there's no way he plays FB. He visted Nebraska last weekend BTW.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||The outcome needs to be||
The outcome needs to be decided on the field - even when it is decided wrong. To have functionaries deciding the game after the fact would invite massive corruption.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Would that play be reviewable||
Would that play be reviewable under the current rules? Nonetheless, one of the most egregious non-calls eva.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Miller had the highest||
Miller had the highest elected officials in the Government spoon feeding her that information. So she had the very best sources - feeding her bullshit.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Maybe we should give||
Maybe we should give prohibition a try - how could it possibly fail.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||The Orange Bowl was a dump||
Did you ever attend a game there? I worked for The U, just up the street from the Orange Bowl. I attended many games there including Gerry Faust's last game as the Notre Dame coach that ended in a blow out.
The Orange Bowl reminds me of the old Tiger Stadium, best when seen through the eyes of nostaligia. The place was a dump, bad parking situation, street crime around the stadium, archaic design.
Even at the height of the Whoricane success they didn't draw good crowds to the Orange Bowl unless it was a marquee matchup. 20K was a good crowd for many of thier games.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||So despite you discliamer you||
So despite you discliamer you go on to position yourself as a superior evaluator of talent. Better than Harbaugh. Better than Jedd Fisch. Fascinating.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||When Jake over threw that||
|5 weeks 6 days ago||We were in a dogfight. MSU||
We were in a dogfight. MSU players have muscle memory of winning dogfights. It brought out the best in Sparty.
This team hasn't developed muscle memory of winning a dogfight. It showed at a number of points in the game. Stupid penelties - real and imagied; a dropped pass, an overthrow; Hidgon getting tackeld by the turf on a key series; sure handed Pepper's bobbling a punt. How many times in his life has Blake even faced that situation? No muscle memory in a dogfight.
Harbaugh's Wolverine's are a vastly improved team. But putting this team in the playoff, without seeing them win a dogfight, was premature. We have seen this team steadily develop from week to week. This ugly fucking loss will motivate this team to get better. I expect them to win the next dogfight.
|6 weeks 23 hours ago||Peppers punt return for||
Peppers punt return for touchdown. AND 4th QTR., MSU goes for a fake field go - Michigan stuffs it.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Defense wins trophy games. Go||
Defense wins trophy games. Go Blue!
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Conduct vs. Performance||
Wouldn't showing up under the influance be a conduct issue and not a performance issue? They won the game in question - where's the performance issue? Coaching unider the influance on the other hand - clearly misconduct.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Concur. Football is a game||
Concur. Football is a game played by people - not statsitics. Intensity, ryhthem, psychological, domination, being worn down, are diffcult, maybe impossible, to quanitify but as you suggest I think they have a culminitive effect over the course of a game. I understand the argument that TOP is a proxy for other measurables - so why not a proxy for the immeasurables?
|6 weeks 5 days ago||He's working through||
He's working through something.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I think the credit goes||
I think the credit goes mainly to the O-Line. DG still succumbs to ankle tackles and instead of falling forward for an extra yard he has a maddening tendency to go sideways. Casual observation is that he was running harder yesterday.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||No question mark||
A lot of the hype on Harbaugh is that he's a Bo guy that's looking to over power you at the point of attack with Man Baw. "You know what I'm going to run, I'm just going to beat you."
I don't see it that way at all. Through formations, motion, and play selection I see it as a power style but using a spread mindset of constantly creating and exploiting matchups.
It’s sort of like inverting the spread where we don’t spread the field to exploit match-ups, instead we bunch you up at the line-of-scrimmage and exploit matchups. Those long plays that you see as lucky strikes I see as a boxer landing the left hook that’s open in round 3 because of the body blows landed in rounds 1-2. No fluke.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I've always been a Harbaugh||
I've always been a Harbaugh fan ....but these pressers are giving me a serious man crush.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Concur. He earned his way||
Concur. He earned his way onto the field during the week.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Between Jedd Fisch and Jim||
Between Jedd Fisch and Jim Harbaugh I think we have the QB coaching thing pretty much covered. I think they are aware that JR is missing on the downfield stuff and I'm going to trust this staff to find the answers.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Defense wins championships||
Defense wins championships
|9 weeks 19 hours ago||Incredible motor||
Concur, that was a great time to be a Michigan fan. Messner's CPU was over-clocked at all times.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||I think a lot of schools||
I think a lot of schools based in large urban centers have a simialr challange. I lived in Miami, FL from 1985 to 1995. That was a pretty good run for the Whoricanes. But unless it was a marquee game they might not draw 25K fans to the Orange Bowl. Lots of things to do in Miami on a Saturday afternnon. On the other side of that, for the marquee matchups the stadium was loaded with people who were not committed fans.