|3 weeks 3 days ago||let's fix that||
|5 weeks 16 hours ago||it was||
The boy suffered a scrotal torsion this past spring. That made a football ban easier to sell.
Realisitically the kid could not ever be a D1 prospect anyway. He inherited his dad's lack of upper body strength. He squatted 255 this morning but missed reps in his 110 lb dumbbell bench. And he has major flexibility issues in his hips. Pad. Level.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||i love the game but.....||
.... my 14-yo freshman is 6' 2", 245 lbs and we are not letting him play HS football. He played 8th grade ball and loved it. That's it.
Problem is damn near everyone in town thinks he should be playing. The cajoling doesn't stop.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||it would be fun||
I think Jasper can hold his own.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||not as easy as it looks||
That would be the assumption. Though there is a transition cost; not all slot ninjas can master the blocking skills necessary from an A-back. Its a tough position to play. The blocks themselves are not the only responsibility. Knowing who to block and how that changes based on how the OC sees the D divvying up the dive/QB/pitch responsibilities is just as important. Navy has had to throttle good running A-backs in the past who just weren't reliable enough in their blocking assignments.
Prime example would be Shun White, who thru one 14-game span over 2 seasons once had a > 10 y.p.c. But he couldn't stay on the field 100% because he kept blowing assignments.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||but who is OC?||
If Kenny leaves Navy then current OC Ivin Jasper almost certainly gets his old job. Big question is then who does Ken get to run the flexbone? Because he's a defensive guy, not a flexbone O guy. Though he does know it far better than non-flex OC's.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||well.....||
True, but PJ walked into a ridiculous amount of defensive talent at GT. Also Demaryius Thomas.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||no||
Please don't call it a wishbone. The Flexbone is not the Wishbone. The flexbone is essentially a marriage of the Run & Shoot and Wishbone. Flexing the A-backs out means the Flex has somewhat different requirements of the A & B-backs.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||"Najee Harris' Trainer Decked||
"Najee Harris' Trainer Decked Out in Michigan Gear"
Troll level: GOD
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Eventually the R&S fell out||
Eventually the R&S fell out of favor, for numerous reasons. The pass pro schemes were too simple; quarter rolls with the RB protecting the backside will not work against every blitz. Also had major issues with the new zone blitz schemes.
Did and still do love the way a "pure" Shoot puts RB close behind the QB.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||We were the 2nd best team in||
We were the 2nd best team in the league that season. Skins beat Atlanta, us and Buffalo to win it all. The Falcons were toast by end of 1st Q. Bills were put away by mid 2nd. The Lions lasted until mid-late 3rd.
During the offseason G Eric Andolsek was run over by an 18-wheeler while mowing his front lawn. And the moment was over.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Yes.||
I approve of this comment.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Morningwheg sez||
The bar is low. Really, really low.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||but before that||
We're gonna chug-a-lug and shout.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||We're gonna let it all hang||
We're gonna let it all hang down.
|10 weeks 6 hours ago||could this play a role?||
Seemed like attendance was a bit thin for some of the home games.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Creighton deserves to be a||
Creighton deserves to be a COY candidate just as much as Fleck. And the Hurons are watchable too.
|13 weeks 17 hours ago||and Erich Honecker could par-TAY!||
Moral equivalence much?
|13 weeks 17 hours ago||sure||
I hear Stalin was interesting too. Pol Pot was a barrel of laughs.
|13 weeks 17 hours ago||yes but......||
.... just for the record Fidel was a lefty.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||or blame Jurgen||
I fully expect John Brooks to announce tomorrow on his Twitter that he has ass cancer. About the only explanation for his play tonight.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||but if we find replacements for Jones & Bradley.....||
Yes. ESPN's FPI estimates we have a 41% chance of not making it to Russia with a loss tonight.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||but I was mistaken||
I was under the impression Omar Gonzalez plays soccer for a living.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||sure, if fracking is bad don't do it||
But fracking is good. Real good. Its environmentally sound and really cheap. Your objections don't have a leg to stand on and are increasingly limited to fringe fruitcakes like Bill McKibben & the 350 crowd.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||point to it||
In the post of mine you responded to, what was hyperbole?
|19 weeks 2 days ago||frack baby frack||
Which is why if you don't support energy development you're in favor of SA *and* Teheran.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||unless of course you think Juan Cole is a sober, reasoned voice||
The word "hyperbole" doesn't mean what you think it means.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||and Iran is just as radical as SA||
SA doesn't have hegemonic aims. Iran does. Best to have them struggle against each other than one of them become a regional hegemon.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||there's a vacuum alright||
And its in your post. The Iranians are behind much of the Yemeni problems, especially the Houthis. If Tehran had its druthers the entire peninsula would be paying tribute and the Saudis begging on bended knee.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||slight correction||
"They were fired by Houthi rebels from a land-based site in Yemen."
That sentence is missing something.
"They were fired by Iranian-backed Houthi rebels from a land-based site in Yemen."
There, that's better.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||"at times"||
|38 weeks 3 days 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.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||maybe||
When I looked down her shirt?
|41 weeks 2 days ago||congrats!||
Best gif I've seen all day.
|43 weeks 5 days ago||could be worse||
If you think Dickie V is torture announcing college hoops you should see him coaching in the NBA.
|44 weeks 2 days ago||further back||
No, Greg Oden had Granville Waiters disease.
|49 weeks 1 day ago||a punch in the gut||
As someone who attended the heartbreaking '77 title game, yes Wisconsin has a hockey team.
|1 year 3 weeks 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.
|1 year 3 weeks 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.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||no||
Tony Eason >>> David Woodley
|1 year 3 weeks 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.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||blow hard||
Well, you certainly don't want a mess on your hands.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||this||
Biggest problem with this post is I can't posbang it 100 times.
|1 year 5 weeks 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.
|1 year 5 weeks 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.
|1 year 5 weeks 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.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||i hope we can order more||
Please, we're almost out of exclamation points for the month.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||um||
Yeah, I hope there *isn't* a Hotel California in the great beyond.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||a guess||
I imagine Felder is savoring an adult beverage tonight, and smiling a wide smile.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||No no no||
Houghton and Houghton Lake are two different places. They are aren't even close to each other.
|1 year 5 weeks 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.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||I will miss him||
Hans isn't dead. He's just on a beach somewhere collecting 20%.
|1 year 6 weeks 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.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||almost||
No, that's Alabama. Ole Miss only requires you to write A-C-T.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||yes to frontbutt||
OSU could really use a decided schematic advantage.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||what do those Chicago folks know||
I guess white boy basketball is ok.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||got her back||
I have a problem with anybody ever downvoting MGoBrewMom.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||you need an education son||
The flexbone ain't garbage.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||chill||
Lighten up Francis.
|1 year 10 weeks 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.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||let me help||
You spelled "fevered" wrong.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||no||
A reasonable compromise would be letting him in after he shuffles off this mortal coil.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||we really want Aranda||
Aranda was the first - and only - DC to outscheme Chris Ault's Pistol. He is insanely bright.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||I get it.||
Yes, that's the correct spelling. Joe Rodriquez.
|1 year 10 weeks 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.
|1 year 11 weeks 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.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||umm......||
Given the way Jesuit education has declined it may have hurt not helped.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||could be worse||
Schneider is still several steps up from Pauly Shore.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Green didn't play safety either||
And Green was still playing *corner* when he retired. Probably could have played for 2 more seasons.
|1 year 16 weeks 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.
|1 year 16 weeks 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.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||and Dowd has been trending in the same direction for years||
Friedman has 5 columns he just recycles on and on.
|1 year 17 weeks 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.
|1 year 17 weeks 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.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||I studied this long time ago||
As a rule Massey is a stronger index than Sagarin.
|1 year 17 weeks 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.
|1 year 19 weeks 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.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Stay thirsty my friends||
I don't always upvote, but when I do, I prefer MGoBrewMom.
|1 year 20 weeks 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.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Uh, no||
24 Seconds no es bueno.
|1 year 20 weeks 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.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Different motivation there.||
Different motivation there. The Wide 9 opens up a lot of those.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||No||
I just Bluth'ed myself:
|1 year 22 weeks ago||I know.||
Everything they do is so dramatic and flamboyant. It just makes me want to set myself on fire.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||communism sucks everywhere||
Sadly a lotta people think the USSR was a noble experiment. Even sadder a fair number in AA agree.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||gracias||
I was, thanks.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Iowa question||
Anybody remember specifically when that rhabdo incident went down?
|1 year 25 weeks ago||play before was better||
The play before was a beautifully executed stick-draw. Dana Holgerson would approve.
|1 year 25 weeks 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
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Don't be such an Ann hog||
It's as Ann as the nose on Plain's face.
I'll show myself out.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||you call it peace?||
I prefer a more accurate term like tribute. The Islamists had to be bought off to be your friend.
|1 year 27 weeks 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.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||spill!||
Ok, make with the Schwarzkopf stories already.
|1 year 27 weeks 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.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||you may not know.....||
He enjoyed male fans as well. Not that there is anything wrong with that.
|1 year 33 weeks 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.
|1 year 33 weeks 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.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Its funny because its true.||
Its funny because its true.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||First 20 mins of Manos are||
First 20 mins of Manos are epic. Goes kinda downhill from there.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Muppets forever||
Link Hogthrob and Dr Strangepork *rule*.
|1 year 36 weeks 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 37 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 40 weeks ago||awesome||
Goldens are great. Be careful with food; that golden goodness masks a voracious appetite.
|1 year 41 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 41 weeks ago||some things have improved||
The Pointes do have more interesting restaurants than when I grew up there. Way more.
|1 year 41 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 41 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 41 weeks ago||there is an alternative||
Schools are decent in Berkley.
|1 year 41 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 41 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 41 weeks ago||not so fast||
Schools in B'ham ain't what they used to be, depending on the building.
|1 year 41 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 41 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 42 weeks ago||ftw||
|1 year 42 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 44 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 45 weeks ago||not fair||
Any thoughts of non-play action aggression were long ago choked out of Davis by Ferentz.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||but your way works too||
I think this is even better learned.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||better talent than App State||
That Eastern Washington squad was no joke. They would have been pretty good in FBS.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||waitaminute||
Ball State was uber spready. SDSU not so much.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||pot meet kettle||
Well, if they are afraid of war porn make sure they don't read Ibn Ishaq.
|1 year 46 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 46 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 46 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 47 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 47 weeks ago||you hardcore?||
Ah, but do you remember which one is which?
|1 year 47 weeks ago||you gotta go||
|1 year 49 weeks ago||old school||
Fave? Rickey Green. Fear the 'fro.
|1 year 49 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 49 weeks ago||Bolivia for them||
Who on Earth downvotes MGoBrewMom?
|1 year 50 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 51 weeks ago||wrong one||
Lou would be better.
|2 years 13 hours 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.
|2 years 2 days 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.
|2 years 3 days ago||Better Call You Know Who||
Opening up a Culver's would beat managing a Cinnabon in Omaha.
|2 years 3 days 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.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||LL CEO makes half what other guy makes||
Next to USSSA LL is run by saints.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||LL CEO makes half what other guy makes||
Next to USSSA LL is run by saints.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||LL CEO makes half what other guy makes||
Next to USSSA LL is run by saints.
|2 years 2 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.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||geez I feel old||
Sooo......... not a single solitary soul got the Kingston Trio reference in the post title?
|2 years 4 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.
|2 years 4 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.
|2 years 4 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.
|2 years 4 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.
|2 years 4 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.
|2 years 4 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.
|2 years 4 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.
|2 years 4 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.
|2 years 4 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?
|2 years 6 weeks ago||good hire||
Creighton's first season went pretty well. EMU now runs an offense recognizable to sentient beings.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||moar pleez||
Yeah, put me down for recruiting any lineman named Big Thick.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||love it||
Upvoted for the avatar. Looks exactly like my son.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||no thank you||
I wouldn't have the guts to ask Big Ed why he & Bubba & Becker took their senior seasons off.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Anyone familiar with Baxter's||
Anyone familiar with Baxter's Academic Gameplan thingy? Seems expensive.
|2 years 7 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.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||cumong man||
After reading this piece I just wish Brian could get behind HARBAUGH a little more.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||HARBAUGH||
|2 years 9 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.
|2 years 9 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.
|2 years 9 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.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||oh, some of us liked it||
Since I had CMU plus the points I thought the 2pt call was sheer *genius*.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||whoa||
Slow down there big fella. Let's not say anything you'll regret later.
|2 years 10 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.
|2 years 10 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?
|2 years 10 weeks ago||except of course for Dan Snyder||
What's wrong with the Redskins?
|2 years 10 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.
|2 years 10 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.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||I'd like to help you in this fine endeavor....||
..... so an upvote for you good sir.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||I'm an old guy too||
I got it. ;)
|2 years 11 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.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Eh||
Lemme know when the field of social work solves an actual problem first.
|2 years 11 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.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||not just for the Lions either||
Jeez I miss Killer.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||thank you||
There are precious few places these days where you can count on readership that gets that one.
|2 years 11 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.
|2 years 11 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.
|2 years 11 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.
|2 years 12 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.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||cumong man||
You're kidding right? GaT is just a *wee* bit better than Florida.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||no no no||
Yikes. Zona under the previous coach ran a system a heckuva lot closer to RR's than Carr MANBALL.
|2 years 13 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".
|2 years 13 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.
|2 years 14 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.
|2 years 15 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.
|2 years 15 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.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||loved it.||
True dat. If you've never seen Ernie you're missing a good time. My 12-yo saw it thrice.
|2 years 16 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.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||nononononononononono||
For the billionth time, Heeke did not hire Kelly.
|2 years 16 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.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Pick another metric to bitch about||
There is no less consistent stat then defensive turnovers.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||I'll take him||
Except that Codger Clint turned out to be right on the money with that speech.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||fwiw||
My db sez that on average the tenure at non-P5 schools is ~20% longer.
|2 years 19 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
|2 years 19 weeks ago||proviso||
Yes, but TO margin is not a repeatable skill. 3rd down conversions may be.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||no||
I might be the only WR fan on the planet who thinks Pastorius was overrated.
|2 years 20 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?"
|2 years 20 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
|2 years 20 weeks ago||are you sure?||
Interesting that you think hiring Enos is a feather in Heeke's cap.
|2 years 20 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.