|18 weeks 4 days ago||sorry to be "that guy"||
But especially if you're from Chesaning, you should know it is Farmer Peet, not Pete. I am a Peet and even though it was several of my relatives who were stupid enough to trust McLain, the Peets built Chesaning. The name is everywhere.
Still, fuck McLain. Chesaning still hasn't recovered from what he did.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||I like your idea better than||
I like your idea better than mine
|1 year 33 weeks ago||scary thought:||
I hate to be thus guy, but with Hoke offering another LB out of the blue, could Jake Ryan be seriously considering the NFL after this season?
|1 year 33 weeks ago||herbstreit||
There is no beverage strong enough to make kirk herbstreit's wardrobe choice acceptable
|2 years 42 weeks ago||I saw this||
and my heart shattered into a million pieces
I hope it isn't as bad as it looked
|3 years 28 weeks ago||mgosanta||
Got me a kicker!
|3 years 30 weeks ago||I logged in...||
... for the sole purpose of pos banging this comment.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||NEGGED||
because you just wasted 2.5 minutes of my life.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||YOOPER!!!||
|3 years 33 weeks ago||YUMMY||
Pre-Barwis OL recruits....
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Lion King||
Just beat them with a stick and say "It doesnt matter, its in the past"
|3 years 33 weeks ago||negged||
positive point totals in this (epic) thread are UNACCEPTABLE
|3 years 33 weeks ago||NEGGED||
because I want to be with the "in" crowd in this thread.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||negged||
THIS NEGGER'S OUTTA CONTROL, YO
|3 years 33 weeks ago||An idea:||
Perhaps bringing back the free neg-bang for non-established posters (perhaps if someone is under X pts or has been a member for less than a few weeks) but keeping the penalty for negging established contributors. I agree that the stupidity is getting a little out of hand. I find it all to be quality entertainment, though.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||needz moar Lloyd Brady picz||
needz moar Lloyd Brady picz
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Wait for the UFR...||
I'm not expert, but the first Leshoure wheel route TD looked like it was on the flat defender (T Gordon, i believe). He had the flat coverage, and looked to me like he should have turned to run with Leshoure, since there was really no chance of anyone else releasing into the flat that late into a play. When Scheelhaase rolled to his right, he should have known his deep help would move that way.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Avery||
I know everyone has been praising Courney, and i have to join the party. I've seen multiple people mention his excellent man coverage on the TD pass (just happened to be the best throw Scheelhaase made all season), and his big tackle at the sticks to prevent scheelhaase from the first down, but how about (leetle) courtney avery coming off a block to tackle (big) mikel leshoure for a minimal gain on a speed option play. To me that was his most impressive play.
Also: Vinopal filled running lanes with authority at times, Cam didn't look completely lost all the time (actually made a few plays), Kenny Demens shucking blockers all day, Mouton with a few big PBUs (though I'm sure he was responsible for a big negative or two... he is what he is), and Craig Roh played out of his mind with his hand on the ground.
Overall, I am not saying this is a good defense. However, yesterday, I saw a number of talented players MAKE PLAYS. That is what young, talented defenses should be able to do (because young defenses will give up tons of yards and points) MAKE PLAYS. This bodes well for the future.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||In fact,||
Not only were all 35 points put up by McGloin, but he did it in just over a half. Bolden was shut out for most of the first half, McGloin was inserted for the last drive of the first half, and proceeded to lead Penn State to 5 strait TD drives. McGloin can ball.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||I see what you did there...||
+1 for "Holthz"
|3 years 35 weeks ago||+1000 if I could...||
Literally just laughed out loud in the library
|3 years 35 weeks ago||You forgot||
But your point still stands
|3 years 36 weeks ago||I mostly agree||
But not to the same extent. Yes, RR needs to beat PSU and all that, but your bit about "the damage that's already been done" is a little over the top.
Its been shown that the NCAA investigation was a witch hunt started by a "journalist" who didn't like RR from the start.
The worst seasons ever have been covered extensively if you go back and read the archives of this blog from those dark days, but let me summarize: Threet/Sheridan, epic attrition due to culture shock (Lloyd's upperclassman didnt want to eat right or earn their jobs, they felt "waiting their turn" was enough. RR plays the players who give us the best chance to win, reguardless of age/experience), which in turn forced all kinds of true frosh to play all over the field. These kids, in most cases were/are not ready, physically or mentally, for the college game.
Just today (front page) Brian overviewed the suckitude of the 2007 class (this year's RsJRs and true SRs). Those fourth-year guys are supposed to be the veteran leaders of this very young team. They are basically absent.
In my mind, RR walked in on the perfect storm and everything imploding under him is not entirely his fault. There has been one moment under RR where "UNACCEPTABLE" could be deployed with merit, and that was getting blown out by the Zookers last season. Aside from that, everything else has a plausable explanaition. Come off the ledge, reevaluate at the end of the season.
EDIT: tomcat, are you pre-meltdown tomhagan?
|3 years 36 weeks ago||You forgot||
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Exactly||
IU didn't throw deep. Chappell checked down all day. Did it occur to you that perhaps Cam had something to do with the fact that IU didn't throw deep? He didnt let anyone behind him on saturday.
Granted, they were able to complete a number of 15-20 yard passes in front of Cam over the middle, but he is young and just thinking "dont get beat deep; 20 yards is better than 95." With experience, He will be at least adequate.
He might not have the speed to jump in front of many of those 20-yard routes to intercept, but when he learns to react more quickly (again, with EXPERIENCE) he will destroy a few recievers who dare go over the middle. Even if those recievers manage to hang onto the ball, they will think twice about going over the middle again.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Thank you sir||
"it's not based in any sort of reality"
Someone around here has some sense.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Thank you for bringing this up||
To the OP: I admire your effort and dedication, but please employ the use of the thing between your ears. Your offensive "efficiency" metric is flawed at best, but frankly is downright stupid. I have two words for you: Field. Position. I could go on, but i'm sure others will scold you for the lack of basic logic in your idea of offensive efficiency.
Defensively, though, you might be on to something. Measuring yards allowed versus points allowed will give us a very good idea of how well our "bend but dont break" defensive philosophy is working out.
Side note: The offensive metric could become slightly more useful if you only used it when talking about plays in the red zone, or on plays on the opponent's side of the field, but still probably not too useful.
EDIT: This was meant to be a response to Gene
|3 years 40 weeks ago||867||
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Beat me to it||
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Since you asked...||
In my WILDEST dreams, we are #1 in all these categories, have scored TDs on every single offensive posession, and are averaging close to 80 PPG.
Since I keep my hopes and expectations grounded in reality, I am extremely happy with this offense thus far. Denard still leading the nation in rushing despite only playing the first quarter yesterday is outstanding.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||"Sheer wizardry, my||
"Sheer wizardry, my friends"
|3 years 42 weeks ago||These are great but,||
i'm voting for your SWEATY ASS
|3 years 42 weeks ago||+1||
For any and all Frank Caliendo references
Also, to the OP: You win.
EDIT: for those of you who don't know:
embed fail. Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3s8BZjcP3qU
|3 years 42 weeks ago||I assume, since it was a joke||
I assume, since it was a joke between men on a golf course, he never thought it would make it to the interwebs. HA!
|3 years 43 weeks ago||True.||
This is because THE KNOWLEDGE is infinite. Today, though, after VT's best rendition of THE HORROR there is no way any human being can justify projecting Boise in the NC game. I am not doubting THE KNOWLEDGE, only Adelson's ability to comprehend basic logic. Only THE KNOWLEDGE could predict something so outlandish. No human
|3 years 43 weeks ago||I don't know||
But if her baseline credibility was 2/10, -2 for still having boise in the title game, therefore ZERO
|3 years 43 weeks ago||Crist does not suffer from||
Crist does not suffer from Greg Oden Syndrome
|4 years 10 weeks ago||No||
I'm not twisting the argument at all. My girlfriend does that all the time. I HATE arguments that get twisted away from their original purpose
Copy and paste version:
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Thank you||
For being a reasonable human being
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Actually||
It has everything to do with personal bias.
Find me one comparable discussion of this topic ANYWHERE on the internet that does not have an RR bias
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Well if it means so much to you||
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Just speculation, but judging||
Just speculation, but judging by the way the crowd (of the friends and families of the miners) reacted to that statement, I would guess that they (the dead miners) felt very strongly about it.
You see what I did there?
Remove your personal biases toward Biden, the people of WV, and Rodriguez and you will see it for what it is.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Tater||
I almost always agree with you, but here I can't.
Biden was not feeding on hatred. He just found something they all had in common. He brought that room together. I'm sure a lot more people were thinking "yeah my (dead relative) sure was pissed about RR" than people were thinking "forget this funeral we gotta pick back up the RR anger"
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Really?||
It is perfectly acceptable to crack a joke at a funeral, provided that it is something that it is funny, applies to the deceased, and something they would have found funny.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Wait what?||
I think there might have been a decent point in there, but...
Go back to...... whichever message board you came from please where punctuation..... is optional so you can... write like this all u want there....
My head hurts
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Al Davis||
Loves our SPEEEEEDD
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Rosenberg||
Yes, the article is well written, but I noticed a pattern:
If Tom Cable had won a few more games, is this article even written?
Please note: I am NOT comparing Rich Rod to Tom Cable, I am just noticing Rosenberg's pattern
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Ingram||
Doesnt he have some shiny new piece of hardware that should sort of guarantee him his job next year?
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Mike Gundy coaches basketball||
Mike Gundy coaches basketball from the Rutgers dugout?
|4 years 13 weeks ago||This looks like...||
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Conway:||
Best Case scenario: Braylon with bigger hands
More likely: A big, reliable target a la Adrian Arrington
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Thanks||
I am so switching to the 3-3-5 on my NCAA dynasty...
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Why...||
Is Jackson working with the 1st team offense and Stonum with the 2nd team? Is Stonum in the doghouse? Is Jackson that good? That was a pretty catch in the corner...
|4 years 15 weeks ago||Therefore||
Gritty and tough as nails.
Also has a nice stroke.
|4 years 15 weeks ago||Stonum||
I think Stonum is due for a breakout season. I think he is a Braylon caliber talent, but he hasn't figured that out yet. Hopefully Stonum finds his swagger this season, and Tate has the patience and the protection to look beyond the slots to Stonum, Hemingway, and Co to stretch the field.
|4 years 15 weeks ago||But... but...||
We have Barwis!
Every one of our players will be turned from 3-star to all american man-eating freak of nature athletes!!!
|4 years 15 weeks ago||Cone||
Throws rhymes AND dimes...
It's his dual-threat
|4 years 16 weeks ago||Don't do that||
Just buy him a bus ticket to EL, where the quality character of the team is on par with the quality of his reporting.
|4 years 16 weeks ago||I nominate Jake Long||
he's bigger than you. and Birkett
|4 years 16 weeks ago||Designated White Slot Guy||
I hadn't heard such comparisons before.
|4 years 16 weeks ago||Davion Rogers||
He'll definitely redshirt, but no one is really talking about string bean
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Oops.||
That reads a bit more serious than I intended. The creepy stalker comment was meant as more of a joke, and I know, it would have made it to the board anyways.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||I want to +1 you for a great,||
I want to +1 you for a great, positive, morale-boosting contribution to the board, but I also want to neg you for not only being a facebook creeper, but starting a new topic just to tell everyone about your creepy stalkyness. I'm really happy you found this, though. Great info. I will not vote either way.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||2010 starting lineup (realistic/hoping for)||
Don't bite my head off for this: Yes, you read that correctly. I would like to see Mouton moved to Stevie Brown's vacated spinner position. Mouton is a converted safety, uber athletic, and has been totally clueless at his current position (stevie brown '08, anyone?) I know it won't ever happen, but it would be cool to see.
Also: No matter how you slice it, our defensive backfield certainly looks like the weakness of this defense. Tons of talent, but only one player who has shown the ability to play at a high level. All the rest are Mike Williams, JT Floyd, and Freshmen. Talented freshmen, yes, but still freshmen.
I think the LBs will be solid this season. Not because there are proven good players, but because the coaches will have plenty of options this season. Ezeh, Mouton, Fitz, Bell, Demens, and Leach on the inside to go with Hawthorne and Jones at Spinner should provide the coaches enough options to come up with a functional group.
I am excited about the DLine this season. Even though we lose Graham, I think the rest of this line is going to pick up the slack and not miss a beat.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Shaw||
I think the consensus around here about shaw is great speed, great moves, has the ability to make any defender look like a fool in space, but lacks the between-the-tackles vision and durability to be an every down RB at this level.
Personally, I like shaw quite a bit. Just not when he's taking handoffs. I love watching him catch the ball out of the backfield, away from the big uglies where he has a chance to take it the distance.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Even if||
Even if the Freep report was a little bit true, I am not patting them on the back or even giving them any credit. They spewed enough bullshit in that article that just by pure chance, something had to be right.
Even the blind squirrel finds the occasional nut.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Dude||
It's ok to consider this defense a 3-4.
Whether u call it a 3-4 or a 4-3 depends on if u consider Roh to be a LB or a DE. If you think Roh is a DE, then we run a 4-3. If you think Roh is an OLB, then we run a 3-4.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||I'll bet grandpa walked||
I'll bet grandpa walked uphill... both ways
|4 years 29 weeks ago||What in the world makes you||
What in the world makes you think Wilkins is a 3tech DT???
He is already a weight room monster, and his frame is much fuller than your typical frosh.
He is 6'3'' 244lbs and won't be putting on as much weight as your typical "never seriously lifted before" freshman.
I hope I misread your post, and you really didn't mean to imply that Wilkins might be a DT and then (ironically) tell the OP to do some research.
I agree with you on JRob, though. I'm equally as excited about him as Ricardo
|4 years 29 weeks ago||What...||
...are you smoking?
Shaw is no where near Minor's size
Minor: 6'1'' 216lbs
Shaw: 6' 177 lbs
Shaw is rail thin, that's why he is so fast. That's also why he is injury prone. I agree with you on this: sdono was wrong to say Shaw "is not good, simple as that," but you are more wrong. At least someone could make a legitimate argument that shaw is not a very good back. Lean, injury prone, and lack of vision between the tackles are all legitimate knocks on shaw. He is not Minor.
Seriously, if Shaw had Minor's size, would there be any debate as to who should start against UCONN in the opener? no.
I still like him, though. When he is healthy, he is explosive, has great speed, balance, and runs tough for his size. He doesn't always (read: hardly ever) fall forward, but he doesn't go down easily, either.
Cox has Minor's size: 6' 215 lbs
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Good find||
Brian is only 6 votes behind first place. Lets hijack this poll like we've done with DocSat's all-decade teams.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Great Lakes||
... Is already taken. DII conference, technically "Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference" or GLIAC
Includes Wayne State, Grand Valley, Saginaw Valley, Northern Mich, Mich Tech, etc
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Scout really must not pay attention||
Vinopal certainly does not lack speed. I'm pretty sure they saw a white guy and profiled him.
I know track speed doesn't necissarily translate to football speed, but...
Vinopal led off the 4x100 relay the WON DII state meet in ohio last year.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||3 stars||
For the three free yards the ball carrier gets before Obi reacts to the play.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Brian.||
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Obi Ezeh was a 3 star! Wait a||
Obi Ezeh was a 3 star!
Wait a minute...
|4 years 29 weeks ago||+1||
I admit, I had to google gary bettman to find out who he was, but now this comment is funny.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Expand to 20 teams!!||
Split into four 5-team divisions!
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Beat you to it||
Great minds, my friend. Great minds.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||This just in! Chuck Martin||
This just in!
Chuck Martin was just named CMU's next head coach!
|4 years 29 weeks ago||7 high profile QBs||
You forgot Dan Lefevour. He's basically an NFL arm on Tebow's body. He'll be the fourth QB after Clausen, Bradford, and McCoy. Hell, I might even take him before McCoy
|4 years 29 weeks ago||LOL||
you just used "stayed on his feet" and "[Carlos] Brown" in consecutive sentences.
Oh yeah, and the only front flip I have ever seen from a michigan RB is this one:
It wasn't exactly in a game situation
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Not neccissarily||
If Michigan was placed in Division A, and OSU and MSU were placed in Division B, then UM would obviously choose their guarantee game to be OSU. This does not mean we would not play MSU. In fact, there would still be a 40% chance of use playing MSU. Assuming 8 conference games, you play all 5 in your division, one guarantee from the opposite division, and two of the remaining five from the opposite division.
Of course, the system is far from perfect, but its as good or better than any permanent divisions I have seen.
Also, there are many ways to work the guarantee game. Would two schools from opposite division have to agree to play each other? or does every school get its pick of one other?
For example, could Michigan pick OSU for the guaranteed cross-division game, but then MSU pick michigan?
|4 years 29 weeks ago||The whole point of expansion||
Would be for the revenue produced by a conference championship game. There must be divisions when a 12th team is added.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Previously Held By....||
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Welcome to the board||
Don't be a troll
|4 years 29 weeks ago||+1||
We need a Grammar Nazi Renaissance
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Irish||
Quick question for you:
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Non-geography based divisions||
According to the ACC, geography need not have any bearing on the setup of divisions. So, here are some of the assumptions I am working with to create some reasonable divisions for the "Big North."
- Each team plays every team in it's division every year, gets one intra-division game every year, and a rotating 2 of the remaining 5 teams from the opposite division every season for a total of 8 conference games
- Michigan and OSU must be in the same division, but not Penn State. This would allow The Game to continue as the regular season finale, and it would not be a rematch in the Big North title game.
- Preserve as many trophy games as possible:
Cross-division annual games:
With this setup, 11 of the 12 traditional trophy games are played every year, the only exception being the MSU-PSU Land Grant trophy, which who cares, and, Ohio State continues their recently heated rivalry with penn state.
Michigan would only have to see Penn State, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Purdue 2 out of 5 years each with a guaranteed game every year with MSU, OSU, Illinois, Northwestern, Minnesota, and the 12th team.
This is my ideal situation. Thoughts?
EDIT: Another potential issue here: A lot of people are assuming that the 12th team will be pitt, and pitt would need to play penn state every year. This could be solved by putting Northwestern and the 12th team into Division B and moving Indiana and Purdue to Division A. Of course, that means Michigan and OSU have guaranteed snacky cakes every year with Indiana, Purdue, and Illinois in their division. Then penn state could play pitt, and (i think) 11 trophy games would still be played annually.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Divisions||
Michigan and Ohio State must be in the same division!
The Game cannot be moved to early in the season, and they cannot rematch for the conference title the week after the traditional regular season finale.
If we must go East-West or North-South, then the lines will have to be fuzzed a little bit, or come up with some more creative divisions
|4 years 29 weeks ago||yum... MAC snacks||
I'm still in favor of bringing in a MAC team. I know it wouldn't help the major sports much, but...
Miami (OH) has great academics and would make a B10 hockey league a better possibility. Simply being in the B10 would allow the major sports to eventually catch up.
Central probably doesn't cut it academically, but they would have been 5th in the conference in football this season. They are like Cinci without the successful basketball program.
Temple. Why not?
Buffalo? I don't know much about Buffalo, except they would expand the footprint a bit, and the football program had some relative success under Turner Gill.
As soon as the B10 adds a MAC team, then GVSU makes the jump to D1 and starts winning MAC championships!
|4 years 29 weeks ago||If we stole a B12 team||
The big 12 probably has their pick of:
I would love to see Boise in the B12 north playing the likes of nebraska, colorado, mizzou or iowa state every season.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||NOT INGRAM||
Ingram got yanked in a rivalry game for his true freshman backup
There are at least 5 guys more deserving:
|4 years 30 weeks ago||I really hope Carvin keeps to||
I really hope Carvin keeps to his word with RR.
I am really unreasonably high on him... something to do with him putting up great numbers, being the best player on one of the best teams in LA. I think he is terribly underrated by the "gurus" on scout/rivals. Just a good feeling about him.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||A different possibility...||
Is it possible that RR is encouraging kids who seem to marginally be in academically to go to JC for a semester anyways (a la Adrian Witty)? If he can convince 4 or 5 guys that this is the right move, then we could have a huge class.
Is that unethical? I think it could be a weird way of looking out for the kids' best interest: ease into college classes at JC before being thrown into the fire of UofM classes having barely passed the NCAA standards...
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Chest bumping and breaking||
Chest bumping and breaking sternums.
The Onion is awesome.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||I only was saying it in||
I only was saying it in response to BG's TD. Not to bolster Suh's heisman resume for this season
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Gallon: 1) Measure of liquid||
Gallon: 1) Measure of liquid volume; 2) University of Michigan football slot ninja
Galleon: Large gold coin, the primary unit of currency in the fictional world of Harry Potter
|4 years 30 weeks ago||If you are a Michigan fan and||
If you are a Michigan fan and a Yankees fan
Then there are two possibilities:
1) You have multiple personalities, or
2) You really really really like things labeled "tradition", and aren't actually a fan of sports at all.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Official suggestion to change terminology:||
No more of this FS/SS stuff
Box Safety (was Free Safety) Williams, MRob, and where Kovacs should be (a B.S. abbreviation is fitting, since Williams played like B.S. last year)
Deep Safety (was Strong safety) Your center fielder types: Woolfolk, Emilien, posssibly Vinopal, and where Kovacs was hopelessly stuck last year
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Shaw is there for no other||
Shaw is there for no other reason than his experience.
My biggest concern about V Smith's injury is: Do we have a RB who can help out in pass protection?? Last season we used Minor, Grady, and towards the end of the season, Smith. I never saw Mike Shaw throw a block in pass protection.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||jg...||
It's exciting to you that you project three freshman starters in the secondary? I agree that in the best possible scenario (kids live up to the hype), that would be our starting defensive backfiled, but still...
The thing I am most excited about with our DBs is the COMPETITION. As soon as kids get on campus, stars mean nothing. There will be tons of talented young DBs pushing each other, and the best one will play. Turner, Avery, Grimes, Christian, and Floyd will all be battling for one or two spots. We really have absolutely no idea who will play, but the fact that there will be more options this year is what is exciting.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Wow||
Serious Barwis porn.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||In 2008||
Suh had 2 pick sixes
Just sayin. The guy is SUHperhuman (pun stolen from BrayBray)
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Here's hoping that Lewan is||
Here's hoping that Lewan is half as good as our last #77... How sweet would that be?
|4 years 30 weeks ago||In our defense, the WILL is||
In our defense, the WILL is an inside LB.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Cinci's unis are so badass.||
Cinci's unis are so badass.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Could go any way in my||
Could go any way in my mind.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||I changed my mind||
But I couldn't edit anymore.
I totally forgot Mardy Gilyard
MUAHAHAHA NO SEC PLAYER
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Take away McCoy and Tebow,||
Take away McCoy and Tebow, who have not had Heisman calibur seasons, and invite Spiller and Kellen Moore.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||+1||
|4 years 30 weeks ago||The only category where BG is||
The only category where BG is superior is TFL.
As I said before, BG is a freak, but Suh is superhuman
|4 years 30 weeks ago||As much as I love B.||
As much as I love B. Graham,
Have you seen Suh's stats this season?
So, Suh has the sack and TFL numbers of a freakish DE (a la BG), makes tackles at the rate of a LB, and breaks up passes with the regularity of a DB. And he has a pick and 3 blocked kicks to boot.
Keep in mind this guy is a 300lb DEFENSIVE TACKLE. Those would be gaudy numbers for an MLB, a position where it not unheard of to put up gaudy numbers. Those numbers are literally out of this world for a DT.
BG is a freak, but Suh is superhuman
GIVE IT TO SUH!
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Love the hair||
His hair has potential for Coner-esque legend if he signs up
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Yup. 14.||
And only 3 of them were blocked
|4 years 30 weeks ago||You havn't played playstation||
You havn't played playstation in a while
|4 years 30 weeks ago||WOW at RB||
From an amateur perspective, he seems to have a lot more upside on offense.
At 5'9 184lbs, he played LB for his team instead of safety. Maybe the coach just wanted to get his playmaker closer to the LOS, but I think that might say something about his ability in pass coverage...
On offense however, the video produces near McGuffie-level "wow" IME. Not only that, the guy is a touchdown machine. Junior stats (per rivals) count 23 TDs on only 106 carries. A TD on nearly every fourth carry??? again, wow. After seeing his moves in the offensive highlights, and knowing that as a high school LB he didn't shy away from contact, I actually really like him on offense.
ALSO: Kid only caught 6 passes as a junior, but went for 246 yards and half of those catches were TDs
Three words: EX PLO SIVE
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Better solution||
To get the fans into the game
Hire John Mason ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Mason_(announcer) ) to pump up the crowd
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Hennessy all around!||
Hennessy all around!
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Couldn't resist...|
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Agreed||
Now if only they can get the money from the state to build the new library...
|4 years 31 weeks ago||I noticed that too, thought||
I noticed that too, thought about throwing him a +1 for it, but followed my better judgement and negged anyways.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Dude||
I'm so freaking jealous of your |point total|
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Final Score||
GVSU wins 41-27
P.T. Gates had 326 total yards, 183 on the ground
They will play for the national championship next week in Florence, Alabama. GO LAKERS!
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Where is FA?||
Nick Saban has been negged 700+ times in the last hour and a half, and, personally, I have only negged him on this thread.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||I know I said I was done with you||
But yes, GVSU's campus is very nice. It is right on the edge of Allendale, which, yes, is a little town of nothing. But, the campus is very nice. Cool architecture, nice atmosphere, and a beautiful sounding bell tower that sounds "Hail to thee Grand Valley" every day across the campus.
ALLENDALE != GVSU'S CAMPUS
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Anyone care to talk about the||
Anyone care to talk about the GAME???
|4 years 31 weeks ago||GVSU student section||
Great fans at Grand Valley.
One sign in the student section said:
Chuck Martin > Chuck Norris
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Any degree||
Makes me more valuable to the workforce than a message board troll. And I dont have my degree. Yet. I am done responding to your posts.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Your first post on this thread||
was somewhat respectful, and may have had some legitimacy. Now you're just being a troll.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Do you have any evidence?||
Besides a starting RB with some legal trouble and a few D1 caliber recruits who couldn't cut it academically?
Some links, perhaps?
|4 years 31 weeks ago||But Nick Saban||
Definitely runs the cleanest program in the country.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Berezic||
Yeah he's had legal troubles before. GVSU takes these kids because Allendale is in the middle of nowhere and it is actually really difficult to find trouble there. Some kids are a lost cause and find it regardless. Someone has to give kids a chance, though
|4 years 31 weeks ago||the last time Teric Jones||
the last time Teric Jones played RB was at Cass Tech. He was recruited as a slot and asked to be switched to CB. Nevertheless, I like your point here. The V. Smith injury could spell very bad news since Shaw is not going to be an every down RB. I like your idea. Give Jones a shot. He's going to be buried at CB anyways.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||2010 secondary...||
M Defensive backfield of my 2010 dreams (everyone living up to their potential)
More probable (Warren Leaves):
|4 years 31 weeks ago||I agree that Woolfolk is best||
I agree that Woolfolk is best suited at corner. However, best suited does not trump need in this case. We have a gaping hole at safety, and now a boatload of talented (though very young) corners. We have a dire need at safety. Remember we started a walkon freshman who did not even make the '08 squad. Assuming DW goes pro, then whichever position Woolfolk does not play will be awful in 2010. I really hope Marvin Robinson is the prodigy everyone used to think he was at safety so Woolfolk can stay at corner, but no matter how you look at it, we will have multiple freshman starters in the defensive backfield.
This team needs DW back. Badly. If he comes back and allows Woolfolk to move back to safety, then the secondary might be (gulp) above average.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Cosigned I've said this||
I've said this before, but it's especially scary how he finds/develops his QBs. Cullen Finnerty, who won two or three NCs at DII Grand Valley is in the NFL, then he recruited Dan LeFevour at Central. When he came to Cinci, Tony Pike was 5th string or something like that. Pike would be a heisman finalist if he had been healthy all year. I, too, am terrified of the idea of Brian Kelly at ND
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Colts Running?||
They don't need to. Have you heard of a guy named Peyton Manning? He's kind of a big deal.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Rodriguez acted swiftly in||
Rodriguez acted swiftly in the Feagin case.
There aren't any infractions, it is a witch hunt.
Would you have beat Michigan without Glenn Winston this year?
And what facts are you talking about? An angry gang of large men raged into a dorm room and beat the hell out of women and engineering students... er... women
The reason we are all bitching about Dantonio is because these players have been suspended and will probably be back just in time for the bowl game.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Sorry to be a grammar nazi||
but you opened the door with a comment about "smart" people
There ARE so few of them to start with
PS: I didn't neg you, I would have if you had written "their"
|4 years 31 weeks ago||or, like, ever||
or, like, ever
|4 years 31 weeks ago||I think you mean "Blind||
I think you mean "Blind Side"
|4 years 31 weeks ago||FRONT PAGE?||
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Plax thinks this is petty...||
None of them were packing!
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Maybe...||
I was thinking more along the lines of Urban coaching QBs and calling plays but I suppose those two could be interchangable
|4 years 31 weeks ago||And Brian Kelly as O.C.||
And Brian Kelly as O.C.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||It's really not impossible...||
A win over Pitt will almost certainly allow Cinci to jump TCU in the BCS. After that, all it would take for Cinci play for a MNC would be for Texas to lose and for the SEC title game to be a bit lopsided. Highly unlikely? Yes. Impossible? most definitely not.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Got me||
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Trying my best to avoid||
Trying my best to avoid redundant "Dileo" joke...
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Well if Hopson is visiting him...||
Then we can safely say that Mr. Wilson wont be faxing a LOI to RR on signing day.
EDIT: Fine, I'm being a little hard on Hopson. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt since Torrian Wilson doesnt play defensive tackle
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Take your pic of a WR||
... Not named Ricardo Miller
|4 years 32 weeks ago||Rodriguez wasnt kidding when||
Rodriguez wasnt kidding when he said the Block M is the best recruiting tool he has ever had (I dont know if he said "ever," but I seem to recall something to that effect)
|4 years 32 weeks ago||There are lots of 2011 guys||
There are lots of 2011 guys "interested" in M on this list
5* DT Tim Jernigan
It's early in the process, but all of those guys have Michigan listed in "schools of interest." That seems like a lot of highly rated guys to me... yay
|4 years 32 weeks ago||There are no moral victories,||
There are no moral victories, but I can kind of see where you are coming from with this. It always sucks to lose to the Buckeyes, but a lot of good things happened in that game.
Pass defense looked good for the most part (well... pryor made our pass D look good) and at times, our front 7(8?) played really well. LBs were able to fill gaps and stuff some runs. I was especially encouraged on one particular play where Campbell carried his blocker down the line and single handedly dropped the OSU RB at the line of scrimmage. I think he has really come on in the last four or five games and has given me quite a bit of hope that he can be a solid NT next year, and a force to be reckoned with in years to come
The offense moved the ball most of the time, but just were not able to finish. Our ability to finish in the red zone has been atrocious all season, and I think red zone scoring has a lot to do with the experience and maturity of the players, which will come. The only part of the offense which has frustrated me to no end this season is the inability of our outside WRs to get open. How many times this season did Forcier throw to a wide open Hemingway, Stonum, Mathews, or Savoy? Never. They are always covered. Those guys have great hands for the most part, but they are completely unable to get separation from man coverage and have difficulty finding holes in zones. Oh yeah, and stretch plays. Can we please just get rid of the stretch play? If we want to get the ball on the edge, toss a bubble screen.
Things I learned this Saturday:
Even though we lost, I am proud of the way the team played on Saturday. I could not say that after Wisconsin, Purdue, or Illinois
|4 years 32 weeks ago||UConn will definitely be tough||
They almost beat Cinci a few weeks back.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||Clever...||
I actually really like this idea...
|4 years 33 weeks ago||I'm ashamed to admit it, but||
I'm ashamed to admit it, but that's my good friend in that video... We talk trash all year long leading up to The Game, but lately I havn't had much to say. It would be nice for that to change this year.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||I need THE KNOWLEDGE to come||
I need THE KNOWLEDGE to come back and predict the whole Minor injury is a hoax to get inside OSU players' heads, and that he will come out 100% and have a Biakabatuka-like performance
|4 years 33 weeks ago||Back next year:||
|4 years 34 weeks ago||DL||
Despite losing BG, I love the idea of the huge increase in SIZE on the DL next year (as I have been saying, this is all based on the assumption Big Will is ready to be an every down player next year):
Thats an extra 70 lbs on the DL, or the equivilant of one RR cornerback recruit. This is like having a 12th man!!!
(Now back to my serious optimism)
|4 years 34 weeks ago||What?||
Jabba recruits defensive players?
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Our D will give up 30ppg||
Our D will give up 30ppg regardless of tempo.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||I generally hate nit-picking but....||
You weren't even close on that one.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Witty's speed||
Witty was on the 4x100 Deerfield Beach State championship relay with Denard last year, so he's got speed. But he is not faster than Denard. Witty ran the 2nd leg of the relay, Denard anchored that relay. The fastest guy is always the anchor.(I apologize for the swimming relay terminology; I'm not sure if it's the same for track)
Results from FHSAA track states last year at:
|4 years 34 weeks ago||RVB||
I think many people have forgotten that RVB was being hyped like crazy at DE going into this season. He was forced to move inside because of depth issues, but DE is his true position.
If Campbell mans up and locks down the Nose, allowing Martin to move over to the 3-tech DT (where he is better suited, IME), then RVB loses a bit of his DT bulk from this year, gets faster, and slides out to his true position.
Of course, this depends heavily on Campbell stepping up. If Campbell is who we think he can be next year, then RVB will be all conference at DE.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||It was also refreshing to see||
It was also refreshing to see opposing running backs being taken down by Fitz for a 1 or 2 yard gain instead of Ezeh grabbing ankles after a 6 or 7 yard gain. Hooray recognition! Hooray speed!
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Is it just me?||
Or does the guy wearing the costume look a little like Urban Meyer + 10 years?
EDIT: Maybe not that much older, but could definitely be related.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||While I'm not liking the rothstein quote||
I am in agreement with him one one thing: there are 60ish freshman and sophomores, not 85ish (still a pretty high number). RS sophomores should not be included in a count of "young" players. A RS soph is in his 3rd year on campus and should be viewed as a veteran-ish player
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Question||
I know Scout tends to hand out a LOT more fifth stars than Rivals. Could the relatively high frequency of 5* players on scout versus rivals have anything to do with the discrepancy? The two sites obviously have different standards for 5* players.
EDIT: Maybe you could judge a player's "true rating" by their draft position in the NFL?
|4 years 35 weeks ago||um...||
"Strong accurate arm"
Check out the UFRs. Even if you disregard the bad reads and interceptions (typical of any freshman), Denard puts up a lot more "marginal" throws (requiring the receiver to make a circus catch) than "dead on" throws. Even if he gets to the point where he can read defenses, throw fewer picks, and make all the right decisions, he is not a guy who is ever going to have an eye-popping completion percentage
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Agreed||
If RR has tricks up his sleeve, this is the week to use them. All of them. We need THIS win. If we had beaten Illinois last week, I would have been fine saving the tricks for OSU, but we need to get to 6 wins. If we dont beat purdue, then I don't see us making a bowl game. If we beat purdue, then that confidence MIGHT create a surge to knock off Wiscy or OSU.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||NOOO motor city/little caesars bowl||
Central will kill us...
|4 years 35 weeks ago||No||
Denard is not a starting QB right now. He is an extraordinarily gifted athlete, and that works very well for him in his current role: a CHANGE OF PACE QB. A starting QB needs to be able to break down a defense. He's got the arm, but he's not mentally ready to be a starting QB yet.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||really?||
are you really taking this seriously?
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Yup||
He'll start at MIKE next year and Obi will replace Graham at DE
|4 years 35 weeks ago||CRAIG RAAAWWWWW!!!||
|4 years 35 weeks ago||I will also look forward to...||
Chris Martin attempting to set the record for the number of times he can say the word "football" during a football broadcast.
Normal human being: "on defense"
This is almost as annoying as Larivee's ability to pronounce names (second only to Pam Ward)
But, I agree with you, MH20, there is that silver lining...
|4 years 36 weeks ago||Why?||
did this get negged?
GERG year 1 != Hermann's final year
ED: Other than that, though, very interesting post
|4 years 36 weeks ago||+1||
"Coaches can't catch the ball for Koger"
Seriously, you can't blame fumbles/interceptions/dropped passes on the coaches. Time and time again, RR put in the right call, and a first down catch was dropped. Credit PSU's defense for stripping the football. Not one of those four turnovers were the coaches' fault. Interceptions happen with frosh QBs
|4 years 37 weeks ago||We're not winning the Big 10||
1) We need to beat Penn State on saturday
Conclusion: Nothing is impossible, but come on. Look at our remaining schedule. Can you realistically see Iowa losing twice while we make it through PSU, Purdue, Illinois, Wisky, and OSU unscathed? I love this team, and no doubt they have the ability to win each game left on the schedule, but I dont think that they have the ability to win ALL of them. (That made sense in my head. I hope it does to you all, too)
Best case scenario right now: M finishes in the middle of a logjam of 2-loss teams, but most likely we will finish with 4-4 in the conference, which is fine by me, so long as we can finally beat the buckeyes.
Also, I'm pulling for the Hawkeyes. I would love to see them win out this year.
|4 years 38 weeks ago||Woolfolk||
Since Warren is most likely gone next year, I really hope Woolfolk can continue to develop on the way he played against Iowa. I think he clearly cemented himself as a good #2 corner with potential lockdown ability. (Was anyone else wowed by his PBU when he fought the ball out of McNutt's hands the whole way to the ground?) I also think Woolfolk had something to do with Stanzi throwing more at Warren than any other QB to date. I guess I'll wait for Brian's UFR, but I thought Woolfolk played a hell of a game at corner
|4 years 38 weeks ago||Martin to DE??? No. He's 290||
Martin to DE??? No. He's 290 lbs and he's the only guy in the middle who can stuff a run with any kind of regularity. No. Just no. If big Will develops into a dominant nose and ends up starting next year, then slide Martin into RVB's 3-tech DT spot and slide RVB out to DE. That's his (RVB's) true position and I hope another DT (Campbell, Sagesse, maybe Banks?) emerges so RVB replaces Graham next year. Then I could stop listening to every ESPN analyst talking about how undersized our DLine is
|4 years 38 weeks ago||Did OSU not storm the field?||
Did OSU not storm the field?
|4 years 38 weeks ago||Inferiority complex?||
Are we seriously reacting this way? I would expect Iowa to rush the field. The last thing I would be thinking, as a Michigan fan, is "why are they rushing the field after they beat us?"
Call me crazy, but are we not the most arrogant fan base in the nation? And for good reason? Arrogant fan bases don't think these things. So Iowa was favored. I still expected to win this game; our boys outplayed Iowa for the entire game. What I took from this game was "wow, we were minus 4 in turnovers and only lost the game by two. We were a clearly superior football team today with the exception of beating ourselves." Iowa stormed the field because they beat Michigan. Michigan is Michigan. We, as Michigan fans should all realize this. Any Michigan "fan" who feels that Iowa fans overreacted when they stormed the field clearly have an inferiority complex. Sorry, but there is no place for that at Michigan. Every time we lose, I would expect the opposing fans to rush the field. It always is and always be a huge accomplishment to beat the Michigan wolverines!
EDIT: I, arrogant Michigan fan, would be insulted had they not rushed the field
|4 years 38 weeks ago||Start Denard||
Absolutely. Tate needs to rest up and get healthy, and Denard really needs the experience. Part of Denard's apparent inability to pass the ball any considerable distance has got to be his trust in his receivers. Even if he throws 2-3 INTs (which I don't think he will, even if he plays the entire game) on Saturday, he should complete some longer passes and start to gain confidence in his receivers and himself.
If Tate is cleared to play, let him get some reps to stay sharp (he is still our guy, after all), but I hope to see DRob start and DRob finish this game
|4 years 39 weeks ago||According to the BTN||
It was (#41) "Glenn Wilson" returning the opening kickoff and "Wilson" on the first carry of the game... How can college football broadcasters screw up names with such regularity?
|4 years 39 weeks ago||Brian Kelly||
His resume speaks for itself.
In conclusion, you're entitled to your opinion, but you're wrong about Kelly. He's a damn good coach, and as long as he is there, Cincy will be a team to be reckoned with
Also, on topic with the OP, I would be ecstatic if Cincy joined the B10
|4 years 39 weeks ago||I won't say "best" yet...||
But I will say that he is the most EXCITING freshman we have ever seen at Michigan. If he continues to have the season he is having, and manages to stay healthy, then maybe, at the end of the season, we can start talking about him being the best. If he pulls some Forcier magic and beats OSU with a last minute TD then I will say he is the best.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||Porcello is looking good||
Porcello is looking good right now...
|4 years 39 weeks ago||Thanks BrewHawk||
Question for you, though.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||Perfect example...||
of buckeye "class" in the video in my signature.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||I really don't understand why...||
Some of you are so hard on the true freshmen. We need to step back and understand that every freshman is not Tate. In fact, no other freshman is Tate. He has something special that, IME, no other freshman in the country has. A lot of people have mentioned Gallon, T. Robinson and Turner as their "disappointments." How can you possibly be disappointed in 18 year old kids? Those true freshman will play when the coaches decide they are ready or redshirt. You can never EXPECT a true freshman to contribute right away. There is no way to predict how a player will handle the transition to the college game.
That being said, a couple of guys that I have been a little disappointed with are JB Fitzgerald and Kenny Demens. Both got decent amounts of PT last year, and I thought they looked like a couple of athletic up-and-comers who might be able to at least push Ezeh and Mouton for playing time. Leach (former walk-on) gets in the game before them. I can understand a walk-on beating out a true frosh on the depth chart (see: Kovacs > Emilien) but these guys have been around and (apparently) not improved. To me, is a little disappointing
|4 years 39 weeks ago||LSU is overrated||
They are the least impressive 5-0 team in the country. As much as I hate watching Florida win, They are going to win at LSU by 2 TDs without Tebow, 3TDs if Tebow plays
|4 years 39 weeks ago||Isn't sarcasm usually||
Isn't sarcasm usually something detected in one's TONE of voice? Forgive me, but it is impossible to read one's tone in a single typed sentence.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||He's a stud LB from||
He's a stud LB from Connecticut
|4 years 39 weeks ago||damn||
I checked first and still didnt see it.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||Koger||
He has come up with some big catches in his young career, but I don't ever recall him having a huge GAME. I think he's due for one. 5 catches, 90 yds, and a TD this game for Koger, and a crushing block to spring Carlos for a long TD.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||Hooray||
I'm not alone in this
|4 years 40 weeks ago||Yup||
MSU has 3 legit recievers. Unless the DLine can sack Cousins/Nichol every time they drop back, we will need to have better-than-terrible coverage from Cissoko and/or Floyd.
The good news is that it seems like Mike Williams is good to go, so we will probably see much less Kovacs this game.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||Too bad Vinsanity is already||
Too bad Vinsanity is already taken...
What about inVinceable? Feel free to neg me if it's that bad...