i refuse to even consider this a possibility
|2 weeks 1 day ago||"at times"||
|4 weeks 15 hours ago||my kid actually has a shot||
young'un: 13-yo 8th grader, shade over 6' 1", ~195 lbs
Local football coaches want him *real* bad. Was pulled out of a classroom over the winter by the HS coach to get a serious recruiting pitch. Even the baseball coaches wonder why I won't allow him to play football. I've even got a non-local football coach who is willing to train him in the weightroom gratis.
Besides the concussion thing I don't have a ton of respect for coaches. I changed the kid's diapers. I know what he can and can't do and what he might be able to do with a crapload of training. Its amazing the things coaches tell me they can develop out of the kid.
Truth is he's just a big galoot with only one real talent: he can throw a baseball pretty hard.
And if he successfully (meaning no major injuries) trains his ass off over the next 4 years I can ~100% guarantee he'll throw hard enough to go D1 as a pitcher.
Mind you I can't guarantee if he will be able to throw strikes enough to go D1. I can't guarantee he'll have the off-speed stuff to go D1. I can't guarantee his grades will warrant D1. I can't guarantee any offers will be from a good D1.
But I can guarantee his 4-seam will have enough velo to get D1 attention. Plenty of it.
Its going to be an interesting next 4 years.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||maybe||
When I looked down her shirt?
|6 weeks 6 days ago||congrats!||
Best gif I've seen all day.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||could be worse||
If you think Dickie V is torture announcing college hoops you should see him coaching in the NBA.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||further back||
No, Greg Oden had Granville Waiters disease.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||a punch in the gut||
As someone who attended the heartbreaking '77 title game, yes Wisconsin has a hockey team.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Payton toiled for years on||
Payton toiled for years on bad Bears teams and never bitched about it. Always played the good soldier. He played the game with enthusiasm unknown to mankind minus Harbaugh. He was right and Ditka was wrong.
And Ditka has admitted it since. He still needs to pay for it.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||i hope he rots||
St Peter is going to stop Ditka at the pearly gates and ask him to justify not giving the ball to Walter Payton on goal line. And then he'll let Ditka look longingly for a moment before kicking him down to Hades.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||no||
Tony Eason >>> David Woodley
|21 weeks 11 hours ago||jeez he's smart too||
In that highlight film its fun to watch his DT snaps; when the guards & RB do something unexpected he solves the puzzle so *damn* fast.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||blow hard||
Well, you certainly don't want a mess on your hands.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||this||
Biggest problem with this post is I can't posbang it 100 times.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||guys like this are why I make my son stick with baseball||
Its apparent God invented football so that Khaleke Hudson could have an appropriate avenue to express his hatred of all humans not named Khaleke Hudson.
|23 weeks 9 hours ago||Actually........||
..... as Governor Snyder must realize now the great Lou Schimmel is the reason Michigan needed to perfect cloning.
Sorry. I'm a Lou Schimmel fanboy. And I've been harping on this for years; we need to clone Lou Schimmel.
I'll see myself out.
|23 weeks 10 hours ago||it looks bad||
Then its the coaches' job to make that fact clear. Not by relying on Swenson to figure it out; tell the kid straight. No evasions. Tell the truth and do it earlier.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||i hope we can order more||
Please, we're almost out of exclamation points for the month.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||um||
Yeah, I hope there *isn't* a Hotel California in the great beyond.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||a guess||
I imagine Felder is savoring an adult beverage tonight, and smiling a wide smile.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||No no no||
Houghton and Houghton Lake are two different places. They are aren't even close to each other.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Dennis could *play*||
Ben's timing on help was exquisite. One of the best help defenders in the history of the modern game. All he asked of the guards was to not get beat by the very first move.
But Rodman was more versatile on defense. He could play on the ball against a variety of positions. And he was a fair help defender himself.
Daddy Rich even used the Worm against 5s now and then. Once saw Worm dominate Ewing for much of a 4th quarter once.
Best example of this was one night in Houston. Pistons up by one or two in the final seconds. Houston inbounds the ball deep in the frontcourt on the right side. Olajuwon gets the ball maybe 13 feet away from the basket.
Who is guarding him? Rodman. Help? No. Rockets had a lot of guys like Kenny Smith who could hit those open jumpers. Worm was all alone and it was by design.
Olajuwon methodically but easily backs Worm down until there are a couple ticks left. That ease lulled Olajuwon. He turned and went soft to the hole. Close enough to the bucket to dunk but he just kind of tried to drop the ball in.
Worm jumped while leaning back and timed it perfectly, getting just enough of the ball to keep it out of the hole. Buzzer sounds and game over. The team mobbed him knowing full damn well what he'd just done. Best individual defensive stop I've ever seen. Gave up ~8 inches and a gazillion pounds to a legit low post HoF'er and still got the job done. The look from Olajuwon was priceless.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||I will miss him||
Hans isn't dead. He's just on a beach somewhere collecting 20%.
|24 weeks 12 hours ago||well....||
Not all ME crude is light sweet crude. In fact some of Qatar's oil is heavy crude. And there is a reason why Saddam coveted Kuwait's fields far more than his own.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||almost||
No, that's Alabama. Ole Miss only requires you to write A-C-T.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||yes to frontbutt||
OSU could really use a decided schematic advantage.
|26 weeks 10 hours ago||what do those Chicago folks know||
I guess white boy basketball is ok.
|27 weeks 14 hours ago||got her back||
I have a problem with anybody ever downvoting MGoBrewMom.
|28 weeks 8 hours ago||you need an education son||
The flexbone ain't garbage.
|28 weeks 8 hours ago||chill||
Lighten up Francis.
|28 weeks 8 hours ago||omfg||
1) in another venue these pancakes would be called war crimes.
2) I think young Mr Bredeson is hard of hearing. Either that or he thinks the whistle is just a suggestion.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||let me help||
You spelled "fevered" wrong.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||no||
A reasonable compromise would be letting him in after he shuffles off this mortal coil.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||we really want Aranda||
Aranda was the first - and only - DC to outscheme Chris Ault's Pistol. He is insanely bright.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||I get it.||
Yes, that's the correct spelling. Joe Rodriquez.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||this hire has my approval||
Guy is legit. He has the ability to craft new ideas to suit his talent. The article doesn't say it but I wonder if Moorhead might bring along his OL coach Rodriquez. Rumors have swirled around Herb Hand and Rodriquez had a big role in Fordham's offensive success.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||Last year MSU's back 4||
Last year MSU's back 4 weren't all that good. Against Oregon, OSU & Baylor watch how early before the snap the safeties would bail from their normal 8-9 yard depth. It was an admission they couldn't play their base D in those games.
BTW, in recent years Baylor has demolished teams that play a one-high deep safety. Worse than usual for them.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||umm......||
Given the way Jesuit education has declined it may have hurt not helped.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||could be worse||
Schneider is still several steps up from Pauly Shore.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Green didn't play safety either||
And Green was still playing *corner* when he retired. Probably could have played for 2 more seasons.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||he was missing his lucky charm||
Bobby Ross had Super Bowl experience because he got Ralph Friedgen to be his OC in San Diego. Ralph didn't join him in Detroit. Ross was not that great of a coach.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||the old man was loyal to a fault||
Well, Russ Thomas had an interesting qualification that gave him the job for a looooong time: he saved William Clay Ford from throwing his life away. Basically picked him up out of the gutter.
|35 weeks 19 hours ago||and Dowd has been trending in the same direction for years||
Friedman has 5 columns he just recycles on and on.
|35 weeks 20 hours ago||intriguing idea||
Coach Ken can certainly get the job done, but he'd have to bring several staffers with him. OC Jasper is nearly indispensible. And there's been rumblings Jasper could leave for an HC job.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||well.....||
Truth to tell I wanted a soccer player for a son. Kids should be good at running around. A kid who runs - sprints, really - is a healthy kid.
Mine is not so much with the sprinting. Big arm though.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||I studied this long time ago||
As a rule Massey is a stronger index than Sagarin.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||sigh||
This. My son is in 8th grade. We let him play middle school football this fall. This will be the first and last season he plays the game. He has the necessary size - quarter inch over 6' and 170 lbs. But no way am I letting him play HS football, not as long as F=ma.
He's a pitcher anyway.
|37 weeks 3 days ago||I'm surprised no one||
I'm surprised no one mentioned Harbaugh pulling out spread trickeration. Rudock's TD was clearly a zone read. Unblocked DE crashed and Rudock pulled. They ran it again later in the game. One more thing for D'Antonio to prep for.
Prediction: after Chesson's end around was snuffed easily Harbaugh will have at least one counter off that action next week.
|37 weeks 3 days ago||Stay thirsty my friends||
I don't always upvote, but when I do, I prefer MGoBrewMom.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||Its too bad that location||
Its too bad that location closed. Someone should have burned it down. Hands down the worst BWW I'd ever been to. I've been to two-bit health hazard diners with better food. If the same folks are running the RO location I'd find somewhere else.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||Uh, no||
24 Seconds no es bueno.
|38 weeks 3 days ago||In fairness to Whitlock AND||
In fairness to Whitlock AND Hoke the BSU prez definitely had an ax out for the football program. She personally treated Hoke shabbily. Despite this after he got the offer from SDSU Hoke gave the school a chance to match the offer. BSU came close, sorta. The offer was laden with impossible incentives while SDSU's money was basically guaranteed as long as he didn't shit the bed. And even if he did he'd still take home more than BSU's base by a good margin.
|38 weeks 6 days ago||Different motivation there.||
Different motivation there. The Wide 9 opens up a lot of those.
|40 weeks 4 days ago||No||
I just Bluth'ed myself:
|40 weeks 4 days ago||I know.||
Everything they do is so dramatic and flamboyant. It just makes me want to set myself on fire.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||communism sucks everywhere||
Sadly a lotta people think the USSR was a noble experiment. Even sadder a fair number in AA agree.
|42 weeks 1 day ago||gracias||
I was, thanks.
|42 weeks 1 day ago||Iowa question||
Anybody remember specifically when that rhabdo incident went down?
|43 weeks 4 days ago||play before was better||
The play before was a beautifully executed stick-draw. Dana Holgerson would approve.
|43 weeks 4 days ago||true but......||
Big Red did not fail in the Travers, he just got beat by a horse who had the best day of his life. IIRC Secretariat ran a 123 or 124 figure. In other words his lifetime average. A figure which Pharoah has never approached. And likely never will
|43 weeks 4 days ago||Don't be such an Ann hog||
It's as Ann as the nose on Plain's face.
I'll show myself out.
|44 weeks 5 days ago||you call it peace?||
I prefer a more accurate term like tribute. The Islamists had to be bought off to be your friend.
|44 weeks 5 days ago||The left hand takes what the||
The left hand takes what the right gives away. We had to invent the Marines to take out the Barbary Coast because Paris wouldn't do it. They figured the pirates - Islamists of their day - hurt the Brits even more so it was a cost they could handle. For centuries the entire Mediterranean coastline was dangerous to live on because due to North African pirates looking for slaves.
So eventually we & the Brits went in and did what the French could and should have done eons earlier; bomb the Islamists into the Stone Age.
|44 weeks 5 days ago||spill!||
Ok, make with the Schwarzkopf stories already.
|44 weeks 5 days ago||I'll take a shot||
1) Don't know; I've completely given up and wear sweats most of the time.
2) Even Steven's and All Chay look promising.
3) I like to rate the youngsters based on how I think they'll look when they get to my age. Brie by just a bit.
4) MICKEY CALLAWAY. MICKEY CALLAWAY, MICKEY CALLAWAY, MICKEY CALLAWAY. He's a hot prospect and will get a shot from somebody in 2-3 years. Let's be ahead of the curve and grab him now. Love what he's done with the Tribe staff. Is a progressive guy on player development.
There is no chance the front office goes with a first timer. But it's the right call.
|50 weeks 6 days ago||you may not know.....||
He enjoyed male fans as well. Not that there is anything wrong with that.
|50 weeks 6 days ago||Its time for Fran Tarkenton to shuffle off||
Given the way Stabler lived his life its amazing he lasted this long.
I wonder if Kenny's switch-hitting made it into his book.
|51 weeks 9 hours ago||kinda sorta||
Well, the flexbone is *kinda* like the wishbone. Its really a cross between the wishbone & run-n-shoot. These days the R&S portion of the attack isn't run so much. But when the scheme was first used at Hawaii 25 years ago the shoot was a significant factor.
There are other differences as well. In the typical wishbone the fullback lines up much closer to the QB than the B back does in the flex. As a result the physical profile of a B back often looks much different than the traditional bone fullback.
|51 weeks 5 days ago||Its funny because its true.||
Its funny because its true.
|1 year 1 week ago||First 20 mins of Manos are||
First 20 mins of Manos are epic. Goes kinda downhill from there.
|1 year 1 week ago||Muppets forever||
Link Hogthrob and Dr Strangepork *rule*.
|1 year 1 week ago||a little worried||
I hope there is money in the budget for a hearing aid, because this kid has a hard time hearing the whistle.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||icing on the cake||
Local media covered SC media reaction post-game. Complete shock and complete respect. They thought Jokisch was a beast.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||awesome||
Goldens are great. Be careful with food; that golden goodness masks a voracious appetite.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||a little tidbit||
And that splitter enabled Roger to become just the 2nd manager in history to take a team from 100+ losses to > 0.500 in his first season.
The best manager in history, Billy Martin, did it *3* times.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||some things have improved||
The Pointes do have more interesting restaurants than when I grew up there. Way more.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||true but.....||
In many ways RO does indeed have more going for it. But strictly on the subject of schools Berkley is definitely in better shape.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Woods, Farms, Park, Shore & City||
There are 5 Pointes. And they're a tad more diverse than you think.
And after the real estate crash, quite a bit more diverse
|1 year 7 weeks ago||there is an alternative||
Schools are decent in Berkley.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||I can see that||
East of Woodward a couple blocks south of 9 used to have a pretty high WT quotient. There used to be a decent sweet spot that started maybe 3 blocks south of 9 and went to a little south of 8 1/2.
Never got too familiar with the west side just south of 9. Really use to love the neighborhoods northwest of 9 & Woodward.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||what neighborhood?||
That might depend on the specific block in Ferndale. Close to RO Township? Not good. Close to 8 Mile? Not good. And you wouldn't believe it but there is some crime right on 9 Mile steps from the police station.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||not so fast||
Schools in B'ham ain't what they used to be, depending on the building.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Fashionable. Fabulous. Funky. Most of the time.||
There is definitely a hipster happening in Ferndale. But the schools..... depending on the building violence can be a problem.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||I hate this||
Darn it, its Grosse *Pointe*.
The Woods is nice, but unfortunately its not quite as nice as it was a generation ago.
Royal Oak? Schools are very uneven.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||ftw||
|1 year 8 weeks ago||its a trap!||
Best listed alternative to Fighting Sioux? Admiral Ackbar of course. Ole Miss' loss could have been UND's gain.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||been there||
I gotcha. I was 7 or 8 and went with the family to a well-known ice cream place in Traverse City. Its Friday, warm, tourist season. Like the last Friday in June. Threw up right in the middle of the crowd just moments after getting daquiri ice. Absolutely cleared the place out within 90 seconds.
Dad consoled me in the car afterwards by explaining how the owner had just a dozen weekends to make enough money for the rest of the year.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||not fair||
Any thoughts of non-play action aggression were long ago choked out of Davis by Ferentz.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||but your way works too||
I think this is even better learned.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||better talent than App State||
That Eastern Washington squad was no joke. They would have been pretty good in FBS.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||waitaminute||
Ball State was uber spready. SDSU not so much.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||pot meet kettle||
Well, if they are afraid of war porn make sure they don't read Ibn Ishaq.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||follow the money||
Its less about morning/afternoon and more about budgets. The News had deeper pockets. Always did. And a few years before the JOA the ENA started a morning edition to compete directly with Freep. It cost a ton but was steadily eating the Freep away.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||um, no||
Back in the old days DN had a larger staff for more in-depth stories. A few times per year the Sunday edition would go all out on a subject that kicked off a weeklong series. There was detail you couldn't get anywhere else. Freep could never hang with that.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||snatching defeat from the jaws of victory||
The Evening News Association should never have signed the JOA. They had the Freep on the ropes. A couple more years and it would have been the Freep folding up shop.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||a cavalcade of stars||
Ben Vereen, Christopher Reeve, Beverly Sills - this show taught me all I know about opera, the great Harvey Korman, most obvious star ever - Vincent Price, George Burns, Milton Berle - classic bit with Statler & Waldorf, the list goes on and on.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||you hardcore?||
Ah, but do you remember which one is which?
|1 year 13 weeks ago||you gotta go||
|1 year 14 weeks ago||old school||
Fave? Rickey Green. Fear the 'fro.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||refs weren't the only ones Bo could get mad at||
Best Bo rage was against his players in the '81 Illini game. I think we were down early in the 2nd quarter. Bo hated Illinois for what they did to Gary Moeller and demanded his team's best in revenge.
It worked as we scored on 10 consecutive possessions - 70-21 final.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Bolivia for them||
Who on Earth downvotes MGoBrewMom?
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I'd pay to see this kid play||
The kid has to wrench that body hard to get any kind of mustard on those throws. Definitely not an elite arm.
But man that is one fun highlight tape. Kid has moxie. Extends plays, moves his feet well to buy an extra half-second in the pocket. Reads the field pretty well too.
We are told that Harbaugh likes a "football player" and will find a way to get him on the field. Romano might be a longshot but he is most definitely a football player.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||wrong one||
Lou would be better.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||remember it well||
I was at that game. Bought what was probably the very last ticket sold. Top row, on the aisle right behind a basket. Insane atmosphere.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Its Ferentz||
Don't blame Davis. He came to Iowa expecting to run uptempo and throw the ball much more. He came expecting to develop a QB and give him the car keys. There has been a soul crushing and its the head coach's fault.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Better Call You Know Who||
Opening up a Culver's would beat managing a Cinnabon in Omaha.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||kid is very good, but he ain't perfect||
Costello's arm action is often too long. On throws that require less mustard he is leaning back thru release.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||LL CEO makes half what other guy makes||
Next to USSSA LL is run by saints.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||LL CEO makes half what other guy makes||
Next to USSSA LL is run by saints.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||LL CEO makes half what other guy makes||
Next to USSSA LL is run by saints.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||um, no||
Its not a common practice. Might have been before Almonte but it ain't now. Parents and coaches must assemble a small dossier for each kid on the team. My son played on the local 11U LL tournament team last summer. Its pretty rigorous and it will get moreso this summer.
In case anyone is still reading, the Michigan team to beat is Rockford. They've won lower level state titles each of the last 2 years. The 11U title in '14 and the 9-10U title in '13.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||geez I feel old||
Sooo......... not a single solitary soul got the Kingston Trio reference in the post title?
|1 year 22 weeks ago||would love suggestions||
KFC cole slaw is edible? By 8 & 90-year olds I suppose.
I wish *someone* did a decent cole slaw. A good slaw I could eat every day.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||cooking oil I think||
I agree Popeye's flavor is awesome and probably better. But I find myself an hour or two later liking it less. Feel more sluggish.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||you don't have a freakin' clue||
Let's try this again. I grew up in GP ('82 grad), my family stayed after I left and I still have family there.
Not once, not a single solitary time did I *ever* hear a Jewish slur or see someone mistreated.
In fact as a youngster the rotating presidency at Lochmoor was held for a year by a Jewish guy. Big hitting lefty.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||crock of shit||
No head in the sand. I grew up there. I know damn well what I'm talking about. You're a BS artist with chip on his shoulder.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||cumong man||
You're dinging the Pointes for something that happened in the *50's*? Really?
I grew up there. I have personal knowledge. I can tell you Jews were not mistreated nor slandered.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||damn cake eaters||
As a GPN'er it pains me to say North is smack dab in the middle now. The cake eaters at South are definitely on top.
Vis a vis most other suburbs the Woods is still great. But it ain't what it once was. Decline started in the 90s when St John's started buying up and renting houses adjacent to the hospital.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||a little different||
Back then, and into the 80's and 70's GPW & S were a bit different than your side of town. GPN was always a bit more diverse than GPS.
Actually, we had just one black family at GPN while I went there ('82). They were treated quite well. The father had a couple of feathers in his cap. He was a small biz owner like many in GPW. And he had been convicted of tax evasion. The one crime that warms the heart of a true GP'er.
In fact, older GP'ers on this thread may figure the name out. It was definitely in the news at the time.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||but he's unavailable for comment||
Yes, we could ask the family of Dr Benjamin Gravel just how quickly society deteriorates past Windmill Pointe.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||whaaaaat?||
Poor treatment of Jews in GP? First off, you could count the Jewish families in the Pointes on one hand. At least when I grew up there.
Second, the ones that were there had no problems at all and were in fact upstanding members of the community quite well treated. Perhaps you've heard of the Kricksteins?
|1 year 23 weeks ago||good hire||
Creighton's first season went pretty well. EMU now runs an offense recognizable to sentient beings.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||moar pleez||
Yeah, put me down for recruiting any lineman named Big Thick.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||love it||
Upvoted for the avatar. Looks exactly like my son.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||no thank you||
I wouldn't have the guts to ask Big Ed why he & Bubba & Becker took their senior seasons off.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Anyone familiar with Baxter's||
Anyone familiar with Baxter's Academic Gameplan thingy? Seems expensive.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||I could have QB'd da Bears and Steelers to winning mark too.||
This reminds me of why I looked sideways at da Bears. No way on Earth that HARBAUGH should have been stashed behind Mike Tomczak.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||cumong man||
After reading this piece I just wish Brian could get behind HARBAUGH a little more.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||HARBAUGH||
|1 year 26 weeks ago||you have some catching up to do||
No, GTV did not account for shot distance and proximity. Because in '85 they didn't have the kind of data available now. The GTV stuff is thrown into the dustbin of history:
Even Gilovich has conceded the importance of this paper.
The clutch hitting effect is really small. Take a .280 hitter and if he's clutch he becomes .281. Its that tiny. But it is real.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||that used to be the correct answer||
Turns out its not really that simple. For example recent evidence suggests there is indeed a "hot hand" effect in the NBA, once you correct for shot distance and defensive proximity.
And there is a clutch hitting effect in MLB. Its just so small you can't see it in a single player's career.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Problem with that is the||
Problem with that is the notion that somehow Central stopped WKU in the 4th. Not really. The comeback started at the tail end of the 3rd as WKU led 49-14. They had the ball inside the CMU 10 and turned the ball over in the endzone. Chips get the ball on their own 20 and march 80 in 10 plays.
Later in the 4th WKU runs a throwback screen that gets a receiver loose and running deep into CMU territory. Chip defenders strip the ball from behind at about CMU's 10.
CMU never really stopped WKU.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||oh, some of us liked it||
Since I had CMU plus the points I thought the 2pt call was sheer *genius*.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||whoa||
Slow down there big fella. Let's not say anything you'll regret later.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||that took an effort||
You missed the point entirely. The Vikings were slavers. White slavers. The NFL honors the memory of slavers by allowing a team to be named after a people famed for taking slaves. If you think naming a team "Redskins" is evil - I don't - then naming one after slavers is a heckuva lot worse.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||sad||
Not racist. But if you have a problem with the Redskins, you should really have a problem with the Vikings. Why celebrate white slavers with their own NFL team?
|1 year 27 weeks ago||except of course for Dan Snyder||
What's wrong with the Redskins?
|1 year 27 weeks ago||yup||
That's a Golden for you. They're a bit more aggressive around food than the average dog. The following video demonstrates further:
Though that competing dog doesn't look like a Shepherd but a Belgian Malinois.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||possible||
I found this hard to fathom myself. But there is recent precedent. Andy Reid spoke glowingly of Philly to Chip Kelly. And it really helped.
So I guess I'm saying there is a chance.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||I'd like to help you in this fine endeavor....||
..... so an upvote for you good sir.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||I'm an old guy too||
I got it. ;)
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Cumong man||
That's what you mean by problem solving? Sheesh. You're a creature of the State. Without it you don't exist.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Eh||
Lemme know when the field of social work solves an actual problem first.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||he doesn't want to have a heart attack. literally.||
Cutcliffe has a bad ticker. He wants to be at a place with less pressure. He ain't coming here.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||not just for the Lions either||
Jeez I miss Killer.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||thank you||
There are precious few places these days where you can count on readership that gets that one.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||slight correction||
The Flexbone's direct ancestors are the Wishbone & Run-N-Shoot. Flex the Wishbone's RB's out to the slot and make a small adjustment to the FB depth and you have the Flexbone.
And when it was first run back at Hawaii ~25 years ago the playcalling was vary much a mix of Wishbone vs Shoot. By '94 it had really become the run dominant animal you see now. Though you'll still see some Shoot in the passing game.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||which would not be bad||
The O would put a lot of butts in seats. I do think the O has evolved a bit from the Houston days though. Maybe because Briles can recruit a different kind of player to Waco. Baylor runs way more deep stuff than Houston ever did. Unless the opponent's secondary was of GERG quality Case Keenum was dumping the ball off quite a bit. Yards per catch was definitely lower.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||i know he's not available and not coming if he was, but ......||
Briles would be awesome. While his offense is spread in personality the X's & O's are expressed as Yeoman's old Veer. Don't think this would be a huge adjustment. And for MANBALL types there is plenty of power blocking if the defensive alignment dictates it.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||he's a freakin' genius||
Gus can run anything anywhere. His first success as HS coach was running a Wing-T. When he left Springdale he was throwing 80% of the time. His first season at Tulsa was if I recall something like 170/270 run/ground yardage split. Next season with weaker thrower at QB Gus turned it around to 270/170. Whatever we have he can score with.
I highly doubt Cowherd's mystery man is Gus. But if it is, and he's gettable? Yes, we want him.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||cumong man||
You're kidding right? GaT is just a *wee* bit better than Florida.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||no no no||
Yikes. Zona under the previous coach ran a system a heckuva lot closer to RR's than Carr MANBALL.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||"I would tell you this, that||
"I would tell you this, that the role that I'm playing as Athletic Director, as interim Athletic Director"
Ok, that is about an obvious Freudian slip as they come.
Its also a big whiff of Alexander Haig: "I am in control here, at Shembechler Hall".
|1 year 31 weeks ago||yes||
This. I don't know if Nuss will or deserves to stay. But my reading of the things that have and haven't changed since Borges left leads me to this very conclusion. I do think Hoke has imposed constraints on Nuss.
Some things really were Borges' fault. The OL is nowhere near the tire fire it was LY. Run plays mate better with pass plays. Borges' twisted take on base/counter/counter-counter basic theory exists no more.
But other things really do have Hoke's imprint on them. Like the execution (and as John McKay said, I'm in favor of it) of our 2-minute Chinese fire drill.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||not quite||
Graham is not necessarily a spread-to-pass guy. At Tulsa was spread-to-run after 1st season. He hands this off to the OC and gets out of the way. Which is why a Graham/Stitt combo is so tasty.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||some of us have to live with other people||
Our only child is a 12-yo son - with a big pitching arm - who can wear a different Tigers t-shirt to school for weeks before repeating despite growing 5 inches in the last year. What makes him happiest makes the whole family happiest.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||yes to this||
Aranda caught Anderson's eye by coming up with X's & O's that gave Nevada's Pistol run game fits. Was able to graft two-gap principles onto a one-gap defense to stymie the backside of a zone run without sacrificing on the front side. He's an excellent technician.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||loved it.||
True dat. If you've never seen Ernie you're missing a good time. My 12-yo saw it thrice.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||right coach wrong reasons||
Yes Graham hired Malzahn and later Morris. Those moves in and of themselves weren't a big deal. The big deal was that he let them run their offenses without interference.
People forget what a big deal this was when Graham took over Tulsa. Malzahn had a very rought time of it at Arkansas because McNutt wouldn't leave the offense alone and he eventually sidelined Gus completely.
Graham trusted Gus and told him he was being hired for his offensive expertise and would be left alone to show it.
At Auburn after Newton "graduated" the cupboard was bare. I think 4 of 5 OL graduated as well. So the points dipped a bit and Chizik started meddling with it. Gus leaves and a year later everyone at Auburn realizes the wrong guy was head coach.
Graham can credibly lure a guy like Bob Stitt to Ann Arbor. When he tells a coach he'll be allowed to do his thing you can take that to the bank.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||nononononononononono||
For the billionth time, Heeke did not hire Kelly.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||He really did this at Central||
If we hire Heeke the first thing he'll do is ignore football and re-sign the wrestling coach.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Pick another metric to bitch about||
There is no less consistent stat then defensive turnovers.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||I'll take him||
Except that Codger Clint turned out to be right on the money with that speech.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||fwiw||
My db sez that on average the tenure at non-P5 schools is ~20% longer.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||of course they party||
You *have* to party in Mt Pleasant, otherwise the natural gas smell gets to you. They do know how to live it up.
- Married to a Chip
|1 year 36 weeks ago||proviso||
Yes, but TO margin is not a repeatable skill. 3rd down conversions may be.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||no||
I might be the only WR fan on the planet who thinks Pastorius was overrated.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||not quite||
Actually, that riddle goes like this: "If half a hen can lay half an egg in half a day, how many pancakes does it take to cover a doghouse?"
|1 year 38 weeks ago||I said it all week||
"Or why a heretofore deep and competent secondary gave up 404 yards to Gary Nova"
Why? Three reasons. 1) Ralph Friedgen, 2) Ralph Friedgen, and 3) Ralph Friedgen
|1 year 38 weeks ago||are you sure?||
Interesting that you think hiring Enos is a feather in Heeke's cap.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||um, no||
Interesting idea, except for the fact that Jones & Kelly weren't hired by the same AD. Kelly was hired by Deromedi. Jones was hired by Heeke. And Heeke hired Enos.
In fact Heeke seemed to dislike Kelly more than a bit. When Heeke first hit Mt Pleasant in the new job his first dealings were with the wrestling coach.
If you wanna go ask Deromedi that might be an idea.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||minor fail||
You forgot to mention Rutgers' biggest asset: new OC Ralph Friedgen.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||you really think Phil Knight is gonna let him go?||
Helfrich ain't going anywhere. He was born and raised in Oregon and is very happy there. Read the recent Grantland piece.
Butch Jones: I question a guy who had Dan LeFevour for 3 seasons and couldn't get a better YPA than Kelly did in Danny's freshman season. Especially when Kelly had the kid riding the bench to start the season and basically had to make things up when the original starter - Brian Brunner - went down.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||I'm being serious here, not sarcastic||
So........ who exactly was kicked out for not adding value? Can you give a name? Any name will do.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||No||
I have a problem with a head coach who has Dan LeFevour for 3 years and can't get a higher YPA out of him than Brian Kelly did in his freshman season.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||no doubt||
Oh absolutely. I remember well the mess Chip Kelly made of Oregon.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||I had to sit down||
Fred Jackson? Oh please no. Not a chance.
Hecklinski? I could see that.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||no pushover||
If you think Rutgers sucks, think again. Any team whose OC is Ralph Friedgen most definitely does not suck. The Fridge is back doing what he does best.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||now now||
Dominos' pizza was crap *long* before Brandon became CEO.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||good call||
Kansas is probably a step down from NC State. Don't know that home ties would be enough.
But hell yeah he should be a candidate here.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||slight correction||
I believe the term you're looking for is "crapweasel".
|1 year 40 weeks ago||ugh||
I have found the ESPN play-by-play charts to be very problematic. Most games have at least one or two records that are very difficult to parse mechanically.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||nope||
Those archives are empty.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||hold on||
You don't really think Bellomy will be in the mix do you?
|1 year 43 weeks ago||+1||
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Enos, Enos, Enos||
We looked good against CMU LY because they are coached by DAN ENOS. The Chips put themselves in a 16 point hole on Saturday against Chatta-freakin-nooga before finally waking up and playing like the bad MAC team they are.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||not good enough||
Much thanks for the preview, but Grinwis isn't pimped nearly enough. Yes he is better than Louro. Louro *might* have more longterm upside. But Adam is clearly better right now. No question.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||can't take it anymore||
Wife went to CMU, and one of my husbandly duties is keeping up on the football team. Am close to telling her I need to be released from this as long as Enos is still coach. I think AD Heeke has to go too. Which ain't happening.
Also, am contractually obligated by said wife to include a "fire up" salutation in all CMU football posts. So, Fire Up Chips!
|1 year 43 weeks ago||ah, memories||
Why is Math so much fun?,
Everyone seems to say.
When all other Subjects
Are work work work,
Math is just like Play.
Oh yes, just like Play.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Old Bit Police||
I'm sorry, we were looking for "that's what she said".
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Junior?||
Jake was arguably the team's best player as a soph.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||No||
Later. After the victim regains his health.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||the real shame||
One moment of abject stupidity and the arc of the victim's life is changed. I can't help but think of all the hard work he put in over years and years to get to the point where he's a Michigan student at a great university..... then poof, a bunch of internet commenters cry over the loss of a thug from the football team.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||priorities||
I'm hoping this doesn't ruin the *victim's* life. At this point why give a damn what it does to York's life?
|1 year 46 weeks ago||excellent news||
Molk's skill set is probably a better fit for Chip Kelly's scheme than San Diego's anyway. Good for him.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||You owe me||
I will never get those minutes back.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Wait a minute.....||
Elon Musk is not evil?
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Go Bucks! No, not *those* Bucks......||
It sure would be nice if we could take this soccer fever and give a UM team member a boost this weekend. Goalie Adam Grinwis plays for the local PDL Michigan Bucks and the Final 4 is being hosted at Ultimate Soccer in Pontiac this weekend. Semis are Friday night with the Bucks kicking off against Jersey Express @ 7:30pm. If they win the final is Sunday afternoon at 1pm.
The quality is pretty high, and this Bucks' squad might be better than the one that went to back-to-back title games a few years ago.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Spoke too soon......||
And...... it turns out Fabio was cut today:
Sounders fans lament they didn't have a place to stick Fabio while he develops. And he was taking up an international slot which Sigi Schmid wanted to clear so he could bring back a couple of players who are nearly done rehabbing.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Gotta say I'm surprised Fabio||
Gotta say I'm surprised Fabio has hung on this long. Didn't think he was athletic enough.
Adam Grinwis is someone who should definitely be drawing an MLS check soon.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Can't believe Brian didn't bring him up||
Pozbang for the only guy here who brought up Fagundez. Already a proven pro who has the tactical acumen too many Nats guys don't have. One of the few MLS'ers I make it a point to follow as much as I can. Just needs to get that paperwork done in '17.