I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
|6 hours 9 min ago||Yep, good points, agree with||
Yep, good points, agree with all of it.
I do like Night Fever, though! (The scene from Saturday Night Fever of the big group doing the line dance with that playing over is cinematic bliss!
Also, I'm a Kanye fiend as well. I liked Yeezus, loved it actually. There's such mixed opinions on it, though, with many who think they're hip-hop heads not liking it at all. I think there is some legitimate, I don't know, genius -hate the term for this type of discussion- to it and it's an overall great production.
|8 hours 22 min ago||Phoenix is awesome. I was||
Phoenix is awesome. I was very close to seeing them in Chicago back in September but had bough Kanye tickets instead. So I haven't seen them live but they're a damn good band. I don't think Bankrupt! is necessarily as good as their previous albums (Wolfgang Amadeus, United, Alphabetical, all damn good albums) but it's good and I've listened to it quite a bit.
|8 hours 27 min ago||If many of these songs are||
If many of these songs are forgotten about a couple years later, how long can iconic songs of the 1940s, 50s, and 60s carry on before they slip into irrelevancy, lost on the ears to future generations?
I think history/the future? will show that the GOOD stuff of today and through the past decade/15 years, will survive as did and will continue to, the classics of the 50s/60s/70s. I think there's so much sh*t being put out there now a days, that's what the radio decides to play, and the masses eat it up. The massess will eat anything up...See the fucking Fox Song. But the people who truly enjoy music and look to it for deeper reasons than "dat beat, man" know whats good and will allow the actual good stuff being generated by actual good talent, to prosper and see it go down in history as the good stuff of 20, 30, and 40 years ago. I don't see that stuff being forgotten about for a long time (there's just too much greatness to it, not that there's not greatness now but there's much, much more shit to wade through to find it).
|9 hours 50 min ago||New Arctic Monkeys, AM. I||
New Arctic Monkeys, AM. I really, really like this album, I'm not sure why so much, but I do.
Savages. Ever heard of 'em? Check 'em out.
New Arcade Fire - Reflektor. Not sure your take on AF but this album is...something to check out?! It's okay. It's not great nor very good, but, good-ish?!
Once again, nothing new on the hip-hop front for me
|14 hours 27 min ago||Only one thing changing would||
Only one thing changing would have made that basketball game any better last April, an obvious Michigan win. Such a great game to watch and is one of the better played basketball games played in a long time. Michigan winning would have been a-maz-ing. Like said above, 8-4 isn't much even with one of those against an undefeated Ohio State.
|1 day 5 hours ago||I know, former players are||
I know, former players are never wrong or have an opinion that maybe isn't 100% correct. Dude, in a vacuum our LB is fine. Why is it hard to understand the lack of good and consistent DL play would affect the LB play? Their flow, their reads, their timing, etc. All important things for a LB. It all starts up front, offense and defense.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Lulz at the LeVert haters||
Lulz at the LeVert haters
|1 day 7 hours ago||Wide open 3s need to be made.||
Wide open 3s need to be made.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Wtf just happened? I mean||
Wtf just happened? I mean points are points but I didn't see much there.
|1 day 7 hours ago||How the fuck is that a foul.||
How the fuck is that a foul.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Wouldn't say we're playing||
Wouldn't say we're playing like shit guys. Rusty, sure but I've seen plenty to be happy about, 2 calls that led to points for Duke Not being it (just to keep the score in perspective). Make some shots and we're fine.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Damn, some bonus time||
Damn, some bonus time already!
|1 day 8 hours ago||Damn, some bonus time||
Damn, some bonus time already!
|1 day 8 hours ago||I think I agree about Walton.||
I think I agree about Walton. I hope Beilein is ready to out Spike in at the first moment of skepticism; not that one small error should have him pulled, but if there's a sign that it's too big a moment, Spike should be on-call early on.
I hate to pile on this particular guy, but I'm hoping it's not too big a moment for GRIII. Good play from him would be a very welcoming and reason for hope for him.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Umm this is a DL issue,||
Umm this is a DL issue, Marcus Ray should no this. It's that simple. Are our LB's world beaters? No, I mean Jake Ryan might be, but they're pretty damn good (and that's with JRIII not even playing...a small-ish yet very athletic LB).
|1 day 9 hours ago||Awesome. He'll have plenty||
Awesome. He'll have plenty of time to get it fully healthy in the coming weeks, what with only 1 game a week. I mean, if it gets bad tonight, don't risk anything. But if he's good to go, he's good to go.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Yea Kenpom only by 2?||
Yea Kenpom only by 2? Essentially Michigan would be favored by 1 @ home with these guys? No way.
Hairston I'm waiting to see have some break out game out of no where after he's been quiet. Parker is Parker is really, really good. He'll get his. Will he get his and Moar, though, with GRIII playing him? I'm a bit pesimistic, Jabari could in my eyes put up 30+ tonight.
Good news that Stauskas is looking well. Without him there's no chance. With him, there's a slight, slight...no, there's no chance we can beat these guys @ Cameron Indoor. I'm cynical, sue me. Prove me wrong Wolverines, and I'll eat those words. I'd be comfotable coming away with a 10-12 point loss though and seeing some flashes of brilliance, especially if Michigan claws it's way back a few times only to see the last few minutes get away from them. That woul be admirable for our own young team and a lot will be able to be taken away for more learning purposes (those get old, don't they).
|1 day 14 hours ago||I'm such a fashion-ista that||
I'm such a fashion-ista that I'm able to buy clothes/shoes for my gf/future wifey. It's a bit weird at times when I realize that I'm in the huge minority of males who can do so and not screw up royaly, but it helps in that I can always fall back and find something when nothing else comes to mind for gifts.
|1 day 16 hours ago||I love the fact that some||
I love the fact that some people walked out of there with ash all over their legs wondering WTF happened. I can see somebody dumping them in the middle of the sea of fans post victory.
|2 days 15 hours ago||I agree. I'm not sure why||
I agree. I'm not sure why they weren't pressuring more, for example. I don't think your defensive coaching is as dire as you write but I agree about the gameplan and preparation. Borges did call a very good game but I think Ohio wasn't very disciplined which goes to coaching like you say.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Getting on with life? You be||
Getting on with life?
You be the one here bitching about somebody else's psyche (in this case, that somebody happens to run a blog dedicated to Michigan sports). Fuggin' lame dude, let the door hit ya on the way out...Though we all know you're still reading.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Whoa how do you know all this||
Whoa how do you know all this went down?!
|4 days 14 hours ago||I'm not starting a war and||
I'm not starting a war and I'm not a Borges apologist but he called all the other plays today. 42 points worth. Players played with fire and executed those plays.
I understand the season on a whole was bad and that is an issue for sure.
|4 days 14 hours ago||In before delete. No time for||
In before delete.
No time for this right now. We just watched an instant classic, our team on the losing end once again, but out guys played their hearts out. Let's "celebrate" that not mock our own fans.
|4 days 14 hours ago||Fire Mattison. Kidding. It||
Kidding. It was bad though, they got torched.
|4 days 14 hours ago||Fuck yes||
|4 days 17 hours ago||Can't wait to come read this||
Can't wait to come read this thread over later! GO BLUE.
|5 days 15 hours ago||Was it really "phantom"||
Was it really "phantom" though??
|6 days 7 hours ago||This may be a dumb question||
This may be a dumb question (i.e. it's already been discussed)...but....
Has there been mention of Devin having broken ribs?!
|6 days 7 hours ago||Ah ah ahhhh Ah ah ahhhh Ah ah||
Ah ah ahhhh
Ah ah ahhhh
Ah ah ahhhh
|6 days 11 hours ago||Good read. I think he's||
Good read. I think he's right about most everything (regarding the on-the-field stuff anyway). I will say I don't think our Rush defense is as bad as I think he's making it out to be. Weisman busted that 22 yarder at the end to really up his YPC by a yard and a 1/2.. On the day Iowa was 3.8 YPC. Yes Ohio St. will have a better back and better line (though as good as it is it's not incredibly better, Iowa has a good line) but I don't see them being able to run it down our throats like 2007 or 2010 Wisconsin.
I don't know much about 11W and their people but if they're anything like this cat they must be some pretty knowledgable people and that's refreshing to know.
|1 week 1 day ago||Don't win close||
Don't win close games?
Srsly?! We've won quite our share the past few seasons, I'm not even going to list them as you already know them if you think even just a little.
The team has not broken every time it gets close in the end. There have been a few let downs, sure. The thing is, and I think many good football minds agree on this notion, this defense could be considered very good if the offense was better than it is. The offense in ways has effected the defense and has made that unit look worse than it's really performing.
|1 week 1 day ago||Row the Boat ?!??||
Row the Boat ?!??
|1 week 1 day ago||Need moar use of the word||
Need moar use of the word FICKLE.
NIU's offense is fickle for not having Jordan Lynch score a rushing touchdown yet.
|1 week 1 day ago||Call me a du-mahs but I had||
Call me a du-mahs but I had hope and felt a chance for vicory in 2009 and 2010 with RR.
I'm not as drastic in my doubts against Ohio this year but I think I very well may feel we have a lesser chance this year than in say, 2009.
|1 week 1 day ago||All this fickle talk keeps me||
All this fickle talk keeps me thinkin of Ohio's D-Coordinator and there's way too much thinking of that guy going on.
Synonyms for fickle, please stand up.
|1 week 3 days ago||Just read this. Sad shit, I||
Just read this. Sad shit, I was really on the Georgia train ealier this year; they've been my "favorite SEC team" these past few years and I think/though Murray will be an NFl talent. I hope this doesn't limit his potential in playing and making money in the league.
|1 week 4 days ago||Tis' Basketball season.||
Tis' Basketball season.
|1 week 4 days ago||Yep. Just leaving home for||
Yep. Just leaving home for Iowa City.
It's fuggin' cold.
(And we wonder why these kids would rather "stay and play in the South")
|1 week 5 days ago||WOWWWW!!!||
|1 week 5 days ago||defense needs stops...Spike||
defense needs stops...Spike ain't that guy.
|1 week 5 days ago||C'MON GUYS!!!!! Steal this||
Steal this fuggin game!!!
|1 week 5 days ago||Wow can't believe they called||
Wow can't believe they called that foul on that bump on Stauskas
|1 week 5 days ago||OH MY FUCKING GODDDDDDD He's||
OH MY FUCKING GODDDDDDD
He's moving his feet...why is that a foul, he has a right to defene his "turf"
|1 week 5 days ago||Jesus let him ride him||
Jesus let him ride him another 10 meters before I call the foul...GReat defense!!
|1 week 5 days ago||Called it. Beilein now goes||
Beilein now goes back to man-man post-timeout. C'mon boys!
|1 week 5 days ago||3 ball here...let's go!||
3 ball here...let's go!
|1 week 5 days ago||I'm pretty sure FSU is tired||
I'm pretty sure FSU is tired too
|1 week 5 days ago||Fuck this game but it's been||
Fuck this game but it's been entertaining and is going to be a good lesson for March.
Let's watch our guys fight till the end.
|1 week 5 days ago||I think the notion about||
I think the notion about target on McGary is right yet guys like Draymond Green and Anthony Davis are just untouchable by the officials
|1 week 5 days ago||No call out of any of that,||
No call out of any of that, again..MY GODDDD
Nice hard play by Walton!
|1 week 5 days ago||In fucking credible Are you||
In fucking credible
Are you kidding me?!! In no universe is that a foul
|1 week 5 days ago||Very much so||
Very much so
|1 week 5 days ago||Holyyyyy Stauskas||
|1 week 5 days ago||Jesus...nothing called in all||
Jesus...nothing called in all that mess yet FSU would have been on the line
|1 week 5 days ago||WTF....was Caris doing there.||
WTF....was Caris doing there.
|1 week 5 days ago||LULZ coast to coast||
LULZ coast to coast
|1 week 5 days ago||Ah...Mitch needs to improve||
Ah...Mitch needs to improve from the stripe. Need two points here but him on the line is 1 at best.
|1 week 5 days ago||Yea that was phantom phoul as||
Yea that was phantom phoul as phuck
|1 week 5 days ago||The Michigan Difference...I||
The Michigan Difference...I mean bias.
|1 week 5 days ago||Big Fuck walked!||
Big Fuck walked!
|1 week 5 days ago||BOOM! Spike||
|1 week 5 days ago||Nice take by IRvin....that's||
Nice take by IRvin....that's what we've been waiting for from him.
|1 week 5 days ago||In billiards that would be||
In billiards that would be considered SLOP....but it's all gooood
|1 week 5 days ago||Agree. I hate to pile on as||
Agree. I hate to pile on as there's enough people here calling him out but it's the same player as last year with a bit better shot (debateable, of course). There's things he brings like getting Boards that others can't at times but he cannot create for shit; there's times he's a wasted player out there, as bad as that sounds.
|1 week 5 days ago||GRIII mad skillz there||
GRIII mad skillz there
|1 week 5 days ago||Mitch is MOTORING!||
Mitch is MOTORING!
|1 week 5 days ago||NOw that was a transition||
NOw that was a transition bucket.
|1 week 5 days ago||Jesus make wide open shots.||
Jesus make wide open shots. Not gonna win this game if they don't.
|1 week 5 days ago||Let's GO Morgan..Big minutes||
Let's GO Morgan..Big minutes here.
|1 week 5 days ago||Spike! looking good||
Spike! looking good
|1 week 6 days ago||To freeze linebackers and||
To freeze linebackers and hold their attention. Now, it working and it being necessary at times and are debatable and valid questions. The above, though, I think would answer what is the "intended goal".
|1 week 6 days ago||Yea I've heard its been bad||
Yea I've heard its been bad over there with him. I didn't know a few of the points you brought up (Sleep apnea/asthma, partier I gather from the staying out late?). It's too early to tell but at this rate it's not looking good.
|1 week 6 days ago||How about more carries = a||
How about more carries = a few longer runs = more ypc? How about more carries = a few longer runs = more ypc How about more carries = a few longer runs = more ypc
And a hell of a lot more short runs/negative yard runs to go a long with the VERY few long runs.
I've not dog in this fight but I personally feel Fitz would have garnered the yards last Saturday that the other two did. That being said, I do think Green needs to play much more, maybe moreso than Fitz.
|1 week 6 days ago||I skimmed and didnt see where||
I skimmed and didnt see where he said this and why he said it but I'm pretty sure the simplification started weeks ago.
|1 week 6 days ago||Derek Walton was our leading||
Derek Walton was our leading rebounder today with 7 DRebs.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I think Greg's wrong....I'm||
I think Greg's wrong....I'm guessing his son Bryan will be rooting for Iowa here.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Not sure if you'll read this||
Not sure if you'll read this again or not.
Anywho, I can't argue with the rankings Iowa has, touche. I will say 4 of the10 interceptions are by the Linebackers though. 2 of the 6 if I recall were by CB Lowery in the Western Michigan game, returned for pick 6s actually. I'm not saying we should take those away by any means. I am giving some opposing view on the matter, though. I don't think they're a terrible unit by any means but I think they are pretty weak, as do many here in the state, and it's hard to argue after watching them at times this year. The fact of the matter is it's the weak point of the defense; let's see if we can exploit it or are we going to force our square offense into attacking the round Iowa front 7.
Bias aside, I like our secondary of Gordon, Wilson, Countess, Taylor much, much more than Iowa's guys no matter what stats would have to say.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Sorry, but this is classic||
Sorry, but this is classic whining about whining. I do see your point but if people don't like them they don't like them and they're/we're going to voice that. It'd be one thing if what the trotted out there were good looking "alternates" but they haven't been. Here exists a medium we can bitch about! There's only one game a week so discussing the actual game that's two weeks away isn't all that realistic yet either.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I propose our entire OL to||
I propose our entire OL to have "3rd and 23" on their backs.
Bravo...That is hilarious.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Nice 7 position drop yet if||
Nice 7 position drop yet if one of the other top guys lost a road game at a tough OOC venue they drop maybe 3-4 spots. A win is a win at the end of the day but Sparty doesn't get penalized at all for their display AT HOME against shitty Columbia*. It all doesn't really matter but the bias against Michigan at times gets really old.
*Edit: I'm dumb, they also beat, ya know, Kentucky before that.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||You accidentally added a||
You accidentally added a sarcasm tag at the end...
|2 weeks 2 days ago||All White vs all Blue?! Plese||
All White vs all Blue?!
Plese no "excessive" stripes.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||The pink lockerroms still||
The pink lockerroms still remain.
Naturally, a year or two ago a feminist group(?) of some sort got ahold of that (after how many damn years) and was pressuring them to re-paint it a different color claiming it's offensive to some made-up demographic of people.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Oh my fucking God.||
Oh my fucking God.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Wtf is that?! Better not||
Wtf is that?! Better not bitch though.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Yea avoid Duke night. To me||
Yea avoid Duke night.
To me Bitching =/= Calling out what we see as unfair calls. I don't think tonight has been terrible but there have been some shitty no-calls; I think we all understand that's what home court cooking does but it's never going to stop opposing fans from calling out the fairness advantage achieved.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Game threads are tough to||
Game threads are tough to "discuss" anything. People post and that's it. Very few go back and re-read which is pretty much needed to have the discussions you speak of. I understand your point but the referee bitching we do shouldn't be the reason to abandon these, it's the fact that all threads are for is to vent while the game is played.
*Except at halftime
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Spike mimicking Trey in||
Spike mimicking Trey in getting tough shot off and hitting the deck hard.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Clones mugging dudes||
Clones mugging dudes underneath their own basket for defensive rebounds and refs are cool with it.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Liked the no timeout by||
Liked the no timeout by Belein there...Let them play through the crowd and momentum switch and they ended up with a turnover.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Iowa's secondary is shoddy at||
Iowa's secondary is shoddy at best and it would be great to exploit that...but we know the chances of that are not all that great these days. Still, therein lies a weak point to the defense (the front 7 is stout with the Linebackers playing at a high level of football, with loads of experience to boot).
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Wow, Ejim is playing?!!||
Wow, Ejim is playing?!!
|2 weeks 3 days ago||South Carolin lingering up||
South Carolin lingering up there is ridiculous.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||To me, no. I thought the||
To me, no. I thought the game from the get go would be tough even when rollling after the ND victory. I'd say most here to begin the season and even up until a month and a half ago figured that to be a very likely win. We'll have to agree that new is a relative term.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Oh trust me, it's all noted.||
Oh trust me, it's all noted. The delayed handoffs were a small blip on the radar, so to speak.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Was looking for the time on||
Was looking for the time on this yesterday and noticed it wasn't out. This must have just been released, so thanks.
I'll be there. Iowa resident, looking forward to watching my first game this year, though I'm not thrilled about the new possibility of a loss.
Who's coming down??
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Anybody watching Baylor-Texas||
Anybody watching Baylor-Texas Tech?
Airraid my ass!. They opened the 2nd half with an abusing running game. I mean abuse in the literal sense. Those guys run hard and lay punishing hits to oncoming tacklers.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Good point. And so a point||
Good point. And so a point to Borges for dialing those up, they were working well. Still seemed odd they more or less completely abandoned the blitzes/pressure.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Does he know the game well||
Does he know the game well enough that he might actually be on to something?! I've no clue what he'd be referencing, sounds like crazy/drunk talk. He's right about not being better than an SEC team because no one is, they're the best; I'm sure that wasn't his intent though.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I see your (and others) point||
I see your (and others) point but I just don't think there've been any holes to hit hard the past 2 months before today.
The pass pro. was definitely an issue. A big enough one I do think a change needed to be looked at.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Defense of course||
Defense of course folds in OT.....better urn around and hold them on this 2nd possession
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Awesome. So I wasn't in an||
Awesome. So I wasn't in an alternate universe the past hour, then.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Those bashing Touissant||
Those bashing (not all are being "mean" about it, to be fair) Touissant realize he probably could have gained yardage today as well, when the chances were there? I'm probably pro-Green right now but I don't think Fitz ever had a shot at success this season. Green et. al. were getting nothing before this game just like Fitz was getting nothing.
Edit: Pass protection is something I wasn't thining about typing this, so there's that.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||proclaiming the greatness of||
proclaiming the greatness of their dear leader.
If your referring to Space Coyote and others that's not at all what they're doing.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Glad they practice the quick||
Glad they practice the quick FG. Props for that.
Props to Mattison for keeping (or calling the plays) them at bay most of the day...I dare say, eating hay.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Why did NW stop sending||
Why did NW stop sending pressure?? Thanks, I guess.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||WTF just happened||
WTF just happened
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Oh my. 7 Wins. Poor||
Oh my. 7 Wins.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Is Brandon doing some staff||
Is Brandon doing some staff evaluation today??
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Good throw by Devin...Gallon||
Good throw by Devin...Gallon botched it
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Oh my Lorrrrrd||
Oh my Lorrrrrd
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Green looks like a running||
Green looks like a running back when something of a hole is there
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Very good point. Arizona||
Very good point. Arizona state is wondering why NW didn't win already.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Holy Butttttt||
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Dileo's slide into holder||
Dileo's slide into holder position was fucking awesome.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||This. These poor guys, this||
This. These poor guys, this isn't what any of them signed up for.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||And sweet...there goes field||
And sweet...there goes field position
|2 weeks 4 days ago||FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 3rd and 1||
3rd and 1 and we resort to what we're so good at....running up the middle. Holy fist fucking Shit....
Going for 4th down now...maybe...
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Gallon didn't execute Rocket||
Gallon didn't execute Rocket Booster well enough.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I thought he did well. It||
I thought he did well. It was simple. He didn't let his emotions get the best of him on national television. He conveyed a message we're all thinking though and did it in a compsed manner. It wasn't a message filled with hate and contempt and fury that we'd love to see but that wouldn't be productive for the fan base and we/he would regret that.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Des' open letter to Borges.||
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I swear I only hit save once||
I swear I only hit save once
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Des' open letter to Borges.||
Des' open letter to Borges. Left the other three speechless!
|2 weeks 5 days ago||It's nice to have a nice||
It's nice to have a nice brewery in Iowa on the level of the great ones in Michigan. Toppling Goliath Pseudo Sue is on the beer menu along with some Clown Shoes beers I've picked up a while back. Not exactly matching beers, but good.
On the topic of beer talk, anybody else pick up the Goose Island beers put out over the past few weeks, the "Sisters" so to speak (Gillian, Halia, Juliet, Lolitta?)
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks guys||
ThanThanks guys. Love getting this knowledge. Okay..not as much as below but it helps gets my admiration across!
The Eat/Tag/Cage "acronyms" I now realize I remember from high school (wasn't a lineman, though) but seeing it in diagram and your guys' explanation helps make it clearer.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Cool. Yep more or less knew||
Cool. Yep more or less knew the Mike call is for the Lineman; is that a new-ish (~10 years) thing that QBs are calling that out for them or is that pretty traditional?
BUT, I maybe did not realize that the Offense calling out the Mike does not always correlate to the defense's actual MLB and that it's more for the blocking scheme of the Offense. It makes sense though. Thanks.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Ejim will not be playing||
Edit* I misread...you correctly noted Ejim is NOT playing
|3 weeks 6 hours ago||SC, if you get back to this,||
SC, if you get back to this, I knows this isn't at all anything that needs discussed but if you got a minute can you give some info. on the Green Boxes? I think you said they're calls the O-line is making pre-snap? Are these one particular playbook/teams calls or are these standard words Lineman use for call outs?
On a related note: with football garnering so much attention this past decade, with the help of GREAT QB play by Peyton, Brady, Rogers, Rivers, Brees, I think pre-snap read audibleing and checking has become something of "cool thing" and I, for a few years now, have wondered the lingo and such that gets thrown around in the high ranks of football. The micophones are great and one can sometimes get some good audio from QBs in certain games but for the most part we mostly hear muffled yelling. "52's Mike...52's MIKE!" for e.g. has seemingly been a common call the past couple years, not this is anything new but I think HEARING it is, and so that's pretty cool to hear and hone in on. But, the more the better, as it all helps us understand the games within the game and all the nuances.
Kind of a ramble but again, QB stuff is great to hear but the Lineman stuff is something we usually aren't able to pick up on other than "pointing", so since the opportunity was there with your post and as it happens the "lineman calls" actually in the examples, I figured I'd inquire.
|3 weeks 8 hours ago||Dude get the eff out. If you||
Dude get the eff out. If you can't understand why this post is relevant and you come on here to say so with a terrible, immature username, and spout insults, You Are A Troll.
|3 weeks 9 hours ago||Is it fair to say that Fitz||
Is it fair to say that Fitz is a BIG blame scapegoat in Pass Pro because the OLine is using such simple blocking schemes now to compensate for the usual incompetence we've seen from them, that they aren't even able to pick up blitzers? This versus normal schools whose lineman are running something more on the level of, ya know Collegiate Football, and are able to better protect against blitzes.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||This Kentucky team is young||
This Kentucky team is young and plays dumb. They'll no doubt get better but they do some stupid shit out there; Sparty on the other hand isn't as "talented" but plays much more sound basketball, experience being a big part of that.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||The pessimistic way to look||
The pessimistic way to look at this is that it's hard to take much away from KenPom's 340th ranked team. On the other hand, it appears (I didn't see all of the game) some players were solid and others pretty good, opponent aside. Not groundbreaking news here but when this team is on with their shooting, very good things will come. When they're not, it's going to be a more difficult year than last without Trey to create shots out of very little. And yea, keep thinking good thoughts for McGary. I'm not sure he's going to be all that great when he first comes back but his presence alone will make this team ever better.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I'm not agreeing with what the WR said||
There are people saying they have no chance. That's what I'm disagreeing with. I'm not agreeing with what the wide receiver said about "wiping the floor with them". I'm disagreeing with the people here who think that Ohio St. being in a bad conference means that they are only decent at best and that they will get murdered in my above Bowl game examples.
"If you want to pump up the Buckeyes, I suggest you head to Eleven Warriors and give them your little speech about never say never and all that crap."
C'mon, you think I like "pumping up" the Buckeyes? No. Guess what? They really don't need it because their team is good. Sorry jonvalk, it's the truth.
Why do I even read this site sometimes?!
Ahhhh, I can see how of all the comments on this site in the past weeks, mine was the one that sent you over the edge. This realistic post, regarding another team and helping people remember the recent past and how many of these "given wins" for certain teams in bowl games ended up the opposite in reality.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||No offense guys and||
No offense guys and gals...but I genuinely dig the opinions that "Ohio State will get rolled in the _____ Bowl if the play an SEC team or if they play ______ in the Rose Bowl".
Just like Boise St. couldn't hang with Mighy Oklahoma.
Just like Utah couldn't EVER beat Nick Saban coached Alabama.
Just like Ohio couldn't beat Miami in 2002 (yes, they've lost a couple since, at least they made it)
Just like 2013 Michigan St. sucks so bad, we're going to roll that terrible offense.
Just like USA couldn't beat Russia in 1980
Just like Louisville couldn't take on the SEC's Florida last year
Just like Iowa couldn't handle the Ramblin Wreck of Georgia Tech in 2010 Orange Bowl
I can go on...and many will just list excuses for each and exclaim how it's different with Ohio this year, though it's not.
We don't know what's going to happen. Saban said it best on College Gameday last weekend, CFB isn't full of parity and that there are so many matchup issues and styles of play that every game, especially non-conference games, many times boil down to matchups and certain matchups for even a "lesser team" can exploit big bad traditional powerhouses.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Do NOT watch this||
Do NOT watch this game...
A Dolphins fan
|3 weeks 2 days ago||"How many practices does a||
"How many practices does a guy need for this shit to sink in?"
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I've more or less assumed||
I've more or less assumed and gathered they've gone to a more simplistic approach to blocking; as you say, they've pretty much installed high school level assignment blocking (i.e. the gap blocking scheme).
It's still failing. And as you've already answered in this thread, that must mean there's a fundamental flaw in the teaching that is occuring; maybe all of these kids never pan out to be great players but even if they were below average, in my humble opinion, they should be getting SOME of these concepts. Instead, it seems every damn play something is amiss from at least one person and as we've all unfortunately learned these past few months, if one of the 5 Olinmen errs the whole play is often nuked.
OR, would you say (likely early, i.e. not watched film yet) that they were doing a decent job against Nebraska, as a unit, but the approach/scheme they went to was too basic and easy for the defense to defeat? To guess and preface a response you may give, when they're (Nebraska) throwing the book at you with so much blitzing/pressure and there's been very little to back them off, it was pretty much a lose-lose situation no matter the Oline "scheme"...??
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I'm not who you're looking||
I'm not who you're looking for and I'm not an Oline blocking expert but I think much of what line bring up is why there's a mass questioning about the offensive line philosophy and here's that word...Scheme. Are they being taught schemes and techniques that aren't making sense for college players? I.e. the calling for Funk to be gone.
Just an observation more than an opinion on the nature of what's occurring with this young, dreadful offensive line.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I'm one that is usually much||
I'm one that is usually much against shit talking and the like; explain oneself on the field. However, and I've no clue why, this just doesn't bother me. I think I'm becoming numb to a lot about the college football landscape and if some kid is being asked ridiculous questions on a daily basis and actually says something he believes (unlike anything out of this program lately) then so what?!
Also, in this day in age, it's not like spouting off and then being proven wrong means anything; when one's right they get to gloat but when wrong they don't get any repercussions, at least it seems in my small corner of the world...so I personally just don't give a shit anymore.
Times are tough.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Agreed. It's a nice device||
Agreed. It's a nice device to have but people are too lazy to worry about such things so instead ignore what it actually means rather than using an equally as easy phrase ("raise").
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Holy sh*t this is awesomely||
Holy sh*t this is awesomely awesome.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah. The philosophy just||
Yeah. The philosophy just doesn't seem to, like, flow or make sense. Not for this team anyway; and this is the team we have, so do something that they can do.. The two-minute drive is a good e.g.. It had a few missed plays of course but it just didn't have the feel of being capable of doing what it needed.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I don't see the offense being||
I don't see the offense being the issue.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Good job Blue. Not much going||
Good job Blue.
Not much going for us lately but hard to argue that the plays on that drive were pretty good.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||NOw do something with the big||
NOw do something with the big gainer
|3 weeks 4 days ago||What's the bet amount?! I'll||
What's the bet amount?! I'll give my paypal privately if your're willing to back that up..
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Nice....a huge explosion||
Nice....a huge explosion block...RIGHT into the Returner
|3 weeks 4 days ago||C'mon...I know it's||
C'mon...I know it's frustrating but I hope you really don't hate a 21 year old for not playing well (unless his name rhymes with shamsell!).
|3 weeks 4 days ago||THOW THE FUCKING BALL||
THOW THE FUCKING BALL SOMEWHERE
I know easier said than done and no one is really open but Lord...
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Awesome... go for this plzzz||
go for this plzzz
|3 weeks 4 days ago||The offense needs to air this||
The offense needs to air this mug out and go score here...good field pos. coming up here...act like this is the end of the game
|3 weeks 4 days ago||This 3rd down better get||
This 3rd down better get fu**ing stopped
|3 weeks 4 days ago||my Lord how didn't Jake have||
my Lord how didn't Jake have the sack there!
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Medium||
Well Done Sir (loin)! A Bone-In headed misteak on my part!
|3 weeks 4 days ago||What's the deal with Cats?!||
What's the deal with Cats?!
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Flavorless?! Meat||
Flavorless?! Meat blasphemey...
|3 weeks 4 days ago||One minor grammatical error||
One minor grammatical error and this turns into something that isn't inteded but I'd cheating myself if I didn't participate...a nice 8 oz. beef tenderloin sounds about delicious; this post may have taken care of lunch decisions.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Nope but Two posts will||
Nope but Two posts will suffice...Zing!
|3 weeks 5 days ago||This is fu**ing hilarious.||
This is fu**ing hilarious.
Also, I can see a scenario playing out where a/the mod(s) wakes up in a few hours and gets on here to start the morning "look over", sees his thread and says to himself "Oh jesus, now what, nothing like nerfing threads about forbidden douche bags first thing in the morning on Gameday.." and then realizing what this actually is, and "ohhh, well I'll be damned".
|3 weeks 5 days ago||LULZ! Never too early for||
LULZ! Never too early for Bracket talK!
|3 weeks 5 days ago||...or the Charity Strike I've||
...or the Charity Strike I've heard twice.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||"Looking for TWO FOR||
"Looking for TWO FOR TWO....and Does!!"
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah this is fugly.||
Yeah this is fugly. Struggling to create shots (of quality) out there would be an understatement.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||As lame as this sounds, I do||
As lame as this sounds, I do love that court Wisconsin and St John's are playing on.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I keep waiting to here "And||
I keep waiting to here "And Boom goes the Dynamite" out of these guys..
But really "and a nice little floating volley there"...lulz what?
|3 weeks 6 days ago||C'mon Mods...the two recent||
C'mon Mods...the two recent threads were totally applicable to and worthy of the MGoBoard!
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Oh man. Terrbile but funny!||
Oh man. Terrible but funny!
|3 weeks 6 days ago||That's pretty damned cool.||
That's pretty damned cool.
|4 weeks 7 hours ago||Agree with what I saw you||
Agree with what I saw you write somewhere else in that Dileo's addition would have been a benefit (duh) for the offense and may have helped the fluidity out in a few instances.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Agree. It's wearing||
Agree. It's wearing thin.
2011's offense was an aberration at this point, anchored by a very, very good Sr. Center. I don't think the defense is or has been an issue. Mattison's had maybe a few bad gameplans (execution etc. etc.). But yes, here we are 2013 and we're really back to a struggling point. And then we hear that "well, it's not likely to get that much better in 2014, especially looking at the schedule"; depressing, I know.
We really are in a limbo here. Too early to tell if it really isn't working out with coaches (or certain ones) and player development, yet the next year probably may be as well, and sh*t's really going to get nasty replicating what we're seeing now. That's a difficult position to be in but as Brian states, I see the University riding this out for a bit still. Again, I personally just don't know what to think. I see bad games by this team but I know and agree with those "backing Borges" or at least backing the philosophies and can see what he's/they're going for at times i.e. when others are seeing pure sh*t I/we're seeing actual reasoning and philosophy. The player development is scary to think about; I hope it's a youth thing, though again I understand how that argument can wear thin, and that next year will really show steps made by people we're expecting to maybe be contributing already.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Good points. I especially||
Good points. I especially like the dogmatic approach comment, it's very fitting (to me at least).
One point: It's killing people that we see success many other places across the landscape of college football win with youth. We aren't, and we're left here wondering why, naturally coming up with reasons that make sense to our brains which are summed up as "the talent sucks" or "the coaches aren't developing the talent (or lackthereof) properly".
The jury is obviously still out on those two notions and everything in between, but our brains are quite possible mistakingly bypassing other reasons. Maybe the freshman who are playing at other schools are just studs, simply put, and we obviously envy them as our kids maybe are studs but are taking a slower time getting there, ergo we have some growing pains right now that they aren't going through. Similarly, maybe this offensive philosophy is pretty damn difficult and it's taking a while to achieve execution and everything that precedes/goes along with it (confidence, strength, recognition of how things really work, etc.).
It's been frustrating to watch, to say the least. I very often agree with much of what SpaceCoyote and a few others have been saying but still feel the pain of what others he debates/argues with feel and can't help but wonder if at times we still aren't functioning at a level we could be (in games like Akron, Penn St.). But I guess we must also realize we aren't a Baylor or Ohio St. team, we aren't going to be them, so as you say the time is now for this Michigan staff to incorporate what they ARE going to be, as it will payoff down the road. It does suck, yes. It's cool to see what other schools are doing and wish we'd incorporate more of it, I've been gulity of that in a sense, but we must realize there are other ways to play offense on football and our guys are going to be different than the stuff we see at other schools.
The game last week was a no win situation, and that really is depressing, especially it being against who it was. We have some really good players but they just weren't going to be given a chance to succeed with that O-line. Some here think the O-line will be much better next year because of the growing pains this year and the failures you mention. I tend to agree but it's also a bit of a "hope they do", at the same time.
Brian wonders about certain blocking schemes and how they seem to be more complex/seemingly wrong at times. I don't know enough about O-line blocking to really opine on that but some of it makes sense in what he says but when others disagree with him and say it was simply executed wrong, I see their points as well. It's a bit scary to think that either side of that debate are right at times as it can be atrocious; then it's either the coaching and blocking philosophy really does suck or we concede (which I think we've done at this juncture) that they really just aren't good now and we again place the hope that it's all about learning and going forward with it. The going forward with this pain, like you say, is what will get us go becoming a really good team in the near future.
I don't even know, essentially. (I'm thinking what I just typed out isn't very coherent and probably doesn'y flow very well. Sometimes the opposite of writers block exists and there's so much going on it's hard to concentrate and properly convey the thoughts; such is this post most likely.)
|4 weeks 1 day ago||No, that garbage above just||
No, that garbage above just doesn't deserve a response. Be mad all you want about the state of the Michigan team, but going online to insult people is lame as fug.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||5 Wide these buttheads. Out||
5 Wide these buttheads. Out of the formation above, that tight end splits out or a receiver is out there instead, and Fitz motions out of the backfield. Press GO and see what happens.
Spread the field and get guys out of the box. 4 wide would at least help get a guy out, one would think, and if not a maybe a throw to a receiver with a block could get yards.
Slightly TIC (tongue in cheek) but...maybe not.
I'd like to see what Baylor or Oregon could do against this Sparty defense; I don't mean any wishes that our offense would reflect those by that statement, just that I respect that Defense that much more now and seriously wonder how they'd attack the high flying offenses we have today (even Ohio in the BTCG will be an interesting chess match).
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Not Northern Illinois.||
Not Northern Illinois.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I'm with you (and Magnus).||
I'm with you (and Magnus). You're not going to convice the others who think this is suspendable. The "this is Michigan", "higher standards", Unnacceptable" mindset is too powerful to look at this, like you say, how the Big Ten office looked at Sparty's actions two years ago: one's that injured people and received no punishment. If something comes of this from the office sh*t better hit the fan from Michigan's standpoint.
I love how Nessler stated that Dantonio in pre-game meetings during the preceeding week stated "..he's always had problems with Lewan and that he's a cheap player.." Insufferable. This guys had demons on his team and he dislikes a guy from the other Michigan team for a few "minor" incidents, (which were likely influenced anyway).
|4 weeks 4 days ago||But sacks are||
But sacks are included.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||This offense is bad. I can||
This offense is bad. I can only imagine the Borges hate ahead but the unit of actual players is not good.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||A big stand, 3 and out here||
A big stand, 3 and out here to open the half would be great, take some good field position and and unleash some fury. Keep your heads up guys, they're doing okay out there. Not great, but okay. Go Blue.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Yea more Funchess. Only||
Yea more Funchess. Only complaint from my amateur ass is the Devin keep on 3rd and short in the red zone after the Chesson bomb. Theyr'e stout. Sh*ts gonna be tough.
Can we do some crossing routes that Sparty does, will that work against the Sparty defense? Otherwise yea, do what Notre Dame did and take a few more shots vertical, especially with Funchess.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Wait, WHAT? Wisconsin's MLB||
Wait, WHAT? Wisconsin's MLB is their long Field Goal kicker?
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Naturally Iowa will go into||
Naturally Iowa will go into halftime down 7-6 after four trips into the redzone.
*I better hold my tongue, Wisconsin will probably put another one up in the 1:20 left...
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Iowa's being gift wrapped||
Iowa's being gift wrapped field position by good defense and wind that's killing Wiscy's punts. They've 3 points to show for it.
We'll see if they can manage something on this drive.
Of course not. Spielman mentioning how Ferentz will just punt and keep winning field position battle. What the hell good is it if you don't ever get any points out of it?!
|4 weeks 4 days ago||You're probably a hard sell||
You're probably a hard sell but this Iowa-Wisconsin game should be good; classic Big Ten game. I'm guess maybe I'm just happy to see them playing again.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Good Lord Ohio scored||
Good Lord Ohio scored already.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah this knob "didn't know||
Yeah this knob "didn't know Big Ten country played football still". Wonderful. Obviously has no clue about the landscape of college football, which fine, but why are you selected to give picks if your ignorant to the whole concept? Also, why does Corso have a scarf?*
*Well, to cover up the vibrant yellow underneath apparenly!
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Wow. That is brilliant.||
Wow. That is brilliant.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Depends where/when we get the||
Depends where/when we get the ball. Our own 20? Stretch left, duh. If they get the ball and get us decent fied position off of a punt, Al'l open up with a pass; some sort of trips left with Funchess, Butt, hopfully Dileo, Gallon split right. Funchess, post route, 24 yards.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||You suppose?! C'mon, man up||
You suppose?! C'mon, man up homie! Don't worry we're here to pick you up. You may be down but it'll just make for an even more glorious evening when we pull this out this evening. GO BLUE.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Better get yo mind right.||
Better get yo mind right. The only debacle in EL tomorrow evening will be the sh*t show Michigan State students put on in the streets in defiance of losing again.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||lulz...like Tyrone said...we||
lulz...like Tyrone said...we kind of don't feel too bad for ya!
Go Blue! I know, though, it does have to be pretty hard for those in way different time zones to catch live action in the lower 48.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Mannion to Cooks, same type||
Mannion to Cooks, same type of deep bomb, coming right up
Edit: In this game. It'll come right up in this game sometime...
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Not a good start. Hope this||
Not a good start. Hope this kid is okay.
(Opening kickoff, two people full speed at one another, the blocker went down with head/neck-type injury). Up on his feet at least.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Holy ORANGE||
|4 weeks 6 days ago||You don't sound (read) stupid||
Are you referring to RUN D.M.C though with the "it's Tricky" ??
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Doh, Wrong thread.||
Doh, Wrong thread.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||How bout that new Arcade Fire||
How bout that new Arcade Fire album? (srsly)
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Do you like the boos better||
Do you like the boos better than the cheers in a road game?
Cheesus facepalming Rice. Are you fugging kidding me? Who and Why?
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Phins put it into OT! I'm Not||
Phins put it into OT! I'm Not confident they come out victorious by any means, We shall see. Phins ball to start OT
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Bummer.In all honesty though||
In all honesty though the NCAA Tourney committee may not be taking this into effect come March when looking at OOC records. This really shouldn't be an issue with US this season but nonetheless, beating a wounded* Iowa St. who will probably turn out to be a good team isn't the worst thing. Playing them at full strength to me would be better but, oh well.
*Yes, they still have to go win, this is no foregone conclusion whatsoever.