|5 hours 51 min ago||I Will Say This...||
Late night football and Colores Del Sol malbec is an interesting combination indeed and I plan to stick with it. Later on, possibly more wine but a movie or two. The kids are at the in-laws tonight, so there is considerable free time in the schedule this evening. At last, a chance to see "Guardians Of The Galaxy".
|7 hours 52 min ago||Meanwhile...||
Kawakami has at least part of the summary of his thoughts here - LINK - and some of his interpretation of events in non-tweet form. His summation of the reason for York's tweet:
The only logical reason: York wanted to prepare 49ers fandom for major changes ahead, and let's all assume that York's main focus is on Harbaugh's future. York and general manager Trent Baalke set this up, intentionally or not, by tacitly suggesting that this was an all-or-nothing season for Harbaugh.
|8 hours 39 min ago||Michigan History...||
I realize that your knowledge of the Michigan, the Big Ten and its history might not be completely up to speed, but I would hope you would delve into that history a little more before making statements like this. Granted, Hoke's record against our rivals is not impressive, but we have beaten them plenty of times over the passage of time, thank you. Of course, the problem has been doing this consistently (or frequently) lately.
|9 hours 59 min ago||Not An Arena...||
Actually, I don't think it is an arena at all except by appearance. They've mentioned it once or twice - that is in fact the Imperial Ballroom at the Atlantis Resort. What is fascinating to me is that this thing is big enough that, when converted, it can seat almost 4,000 for basketball games apparently. As long as you don't make some high Hail Marys or high passes, you're pretty much set there.
|10 hours 3 min ago||Very Interesting...||
I will say, the lightsaber with the hilt on it actually was cool and something I wish had been used in the previous films. The last three films were way too clean in their appearance, so it will be interesting to see how Abrams approached this - it looks like it has an appearance more analogous to the first three films, which in itself is refreshing.
|13 hours 55 min ago||Double The Derp...||
If Nebraska somehow manages to dumb this down to an FG attempt here, they will be one step closer to being fully assimilated into the Big Ten. Get within mere yards of the goal line, holding call takes it back, drive momentarily stalls and eventually you run yourself into chipshot range.
....and then the FG is blocked, but the ball remained behind the LOS, so at any moment the Huskers could have redeemed themselves by picking it up and running. Special teams derp again.
|14 hours 50 min ago||Another INT...||
It is almost as if the spirit of every Big Ten game ever has converged in Iowa City today...
Tommy Armstrong throws one up and it gets picked off, then Iowa promptly fumbles. The strategic exchange of turnovers as is customary in Big Ten play.
....and Nebraska makes Iowa pay for being all butterfingers. Abdullah nabs one in the back of the end zone, free of the constraints of the Iowa secondary.
|15 hours 24 min ago||Details, Details...||
That was a phenomenal pass by Tommy Armstrong except for the part about it getting tipped, caught by Loudermilk and then returned for a pick six. Other than this, I am sure Nebraska totally meant to do that.
|19 hours 45 min ago||The Interface...||
The interface for modding, which is just an enhanced version of what other users have available (we have read/write access to all comments, diaries, threads, etc...), sadly doesn't allow for something like that, but I actually do agree that it would be nice for purposes of maintaining some cohesion in comment chains. When you cave a user, their comments disappear but the replies remain, which is why - at least I do this - try to delete the entire chain inside a thread to prevent things from getting out of context.
|19 hours 53 min ago||Cyber Monday...||
I usually wait until Cyber Monday - arguably one of the least productive days of the year workwise for me - because the thought of a mall, or a Target, or a Walmart or any such place right now makes me want to...
|19 hours 59 min ago||I Don't Know...||
Probably better as a comment in another thread somewhere. This does not really have the steam to make it as a thread, I believe, since it only restates Gardner's passing stats from last year's Ohio State game without further analysis
|20 hours 3 min ago||This Camp...||
Someone from this camp is going to have to explain why they believe it is acceptable that, if we fail to land a Harbaugh, that we would naturally be forced to live with Brady Hoke for 2015 because I don't understand why anyone would believe that necessarily. That is, unless some people have hyped up the possibility of Jim or John so much that anything else to them would be confirmation from the university that this level of on-field performance was OK, which is something I personally don't see.
|20 hours 18 min ago||I Don't Know...||
The reason I was wondering this was that I kinds like what Kill is doing over at Minnesota- and i got to thinking: "wow, think of what he could pull off at UM with its resources"
I think that wondering things like this might be part of the reason we're not quite there yet. There are some programs that, for example, underachieving though they are have this wonderful problem of brand equity. Indeed, there's one near and dear to all of us here that is hoping that this very thing can snag them certain names to fill a spot soon to be vacant most likely.
There are probably a surprising number of teams that are a coach or coordinator away from being really good, but then there are still more that seem to have an artificial cap on their performance, usually created by the relative level of investment in the program by a school
There are also teams which have been consistently competitive for an extended period that continually build their "brand" and therefore the quality of incoming classes, and conversely, there are a few teams on the decline.
What I think we're seeing is a slightly different set of teams edging into the upper tier of FBS, but they a fair number of them do it the same way some of the old guard have done it for some time - by clubbling the bottom feeders and the middling teams, a large group which has been relatively stable in its composition, I would think.
|1 day 6 hours ago||Not A Thread By Itself...||
This could easily have fit into the existing Thursday NFL thread or the daily Harbaugh thread. I know there is a fair contigent of the blog that is highly invested in Jim Harbaugh as the potential coach here in Ann Arbor, but let's not go overboard with threads, please.
|1 day 7 hours ago||You Know...||
There are two football threads that have been created in the last few minutes, and normally this would be my cue to consolidate things, but it is a holiday and I have beer and whatever. I might clean up the place later on the backend, but I am watching LSU / TAMU at the moment.
EDIT: OK, if people are going to complain, I altered the titles to remove the question of redundancy.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Black Friday...||
By far, the most amusing story that I saw in the Detroit area was the dude in Roseville that was employing his brothers to camp out in shifts at the Best Buy nearest them. Indeed, he was interviewed on Channel 7 here and supposedly he had tickets to the Lions game, so I wonder which brother got that shift in the tent while he was at Ford Field. I believe Best Buy has been open for two hours or so now, so hopefully, this guy got back in time to get what he wanted.
|1 day 13 hours ago||I Don't See It...||
"I think he'll be back," Kaepernick said Tuesday on a conference call in advance of Thursday night's game between the 49ers and Seahawks at Levi's Stadium.
It's an interesting day indeed when something you would totally expect a player to say regardless of his own assessment of the future becomes a rumor somehow. Did I miss something in the article?
|1 day 15 hours ago||The Pre-Game...||
I would like to point out that the kid who sang the national anthem....that was rather impressive indeed. Well done.
...and just like that, two runs and a pass that don't go much of anywhere and we're punting. Hopefully, this isn't the trimmed down playbook.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Embed For The Board...|
|1 day 20 hours ago||Broyles Press Release...||
The site for the award posted the comprehensive list of finalists yesterday - LINK
Other Big Ten coordinators on the list - Dave Warner (MSU Co-OC), Tracy Claeys (Minnesota DC), Tom Herman (OSU OC), Bob Shoop (PSU DC) and Dave Aranda (Wisconsin DC).
|1 day 20 hours ago||Dave Pasch...||
I think he did Detroit Vipers games back in the IHL days - anyone else remember when we had an affiliate for a Florida hockey team in Michigan? It was weird. Anyway, aside from ESPN, that's the only other place I can remember his name appearing. It's actually strange to watch a football game and hear Pasch's name for that reason, but perhaps that's my own issue.
|1 day 20 hours ago||My Bad Poetry...||
Although our chance on paper
Is rather slim indeed
Our excitement does not taper
We hope we take the lead
At best, we win and shock them all
And limp on to a crappy bowl
This staff has a nice curtain call
For a season that took its toll
At worst, we lose and stay home
A coach we may replace
For he added to the program's tome
Another "not in the face"
|2 days 8 hours ago||No Bleacher Report...||
Ohio State RB's WCW Is Michigan Player's Girlfriend
How about we go through our holiday with no Bleacher Report? Thanks.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Derrick Walton, Jr. Is...||
Some of the particulars in the games to date:
19-41 overall from the floor, good for a 46.3% FG%
8-17 from three point land, good for a 47.1 3FG%
Those combined make for a personal eFG% of 56.1%
His 27 rebounds is second overall on the team, and Walton is also 3rd in assists on the team. His A/T ratio is a solid 3.0, good for second on the team as well. His average contribution of 13.8 points per game is also third most on the team and he is one of only three players with a PPG average over 10.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Here's The Image...||
...for those who would prefer the visual:
|2 days 15 hours ago||MGoBlue Writeup...||
MGoBlue had a statement with some photos of Brendan Randoplh with the team as well - LINK
After attending a team lifting and conditioning session, Randolph, along with his mother JoAnne and father Chris, was the main attraction at a press conference held at U-M's Crisler Center Media Room. Alongside senior attackman Mike Francia, the team's community service liaison, the lifelong Wolverine fan then signed his letter of intent to become a Wolverine.
Awesome move indeed by the team and by Coach Paul.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Good News Indeed...||
Jake Ryan is another player that I will miss a lot - I know we debated his role in the 4-3 Over quite a bit here, but it seems to have panned out in the 3nd half of the season and yet again, Ryan is in the discussion of top collegiate LBs. We will always have, among other Ryan moments, trying to tackle one dude with another dude...
|2 days 20 hours ago||Indeed Yes...||
I spent a few terrible minutes trying to figure out how ESPN reasoned that an epic struggle to sustain drives and play fundamentally sound football at the end of the Ohio / Miami (OH) game could be more entertaining than a hoops game which promised to be (and was) competitive. I just couldn't comprehend a game-winning FG on a Tuesday night couldn't be moved to ESPNNews instead.
|3 days 3 hours ago||End Of Game Stats...||
For Michigan -
eFG% - 47.27%
OREB% - 21.21%
FTR - 9.09%
TO% - 16.13%
For Villanova -
eFG% - 50.98%
OREB% - 25.81%
FTR - 25.49%
TO% - 18.65%
Neither team was above 1.00 points per possession - Michigan had 0.91 to Villanova's 0.98. Our A/T ratio was 0.909 and VIllanova has an A/T ratio of 0.615.
|3 days 5 hours ago||Some Stats...||
eFG% - 37.04%
OREB% - 21.05%
FTr - 0.00%
TO% - 20.59%
eFG% - 50.00%
OREB% - 29.41%
FTr - 7.41%
TO% - 20.07%
|3 days 6 hours ago||In Chrome....||
For some reason, these take forever and a day to appear correctly in Chrome (the browser I use), so I don't know if there is a known issue or it is something else. As for embedding in the OP, tweets usually work fine in the comments, but sometimes they don't seem to always work in the original post. I wonder if it is a Drupal thing or the version they are using on the site.
|3 days 12 hours ago||Some Minor Subtraction...||
My Two Part Formula for Getting Back to Championships
I have to believe the formula for this requires more parts. Also, what about "Profit"? This is important, folks.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Baldrick Steps In...||
|3 days 13 hours ago||Peaking Early...||
Wasn't it English actor Tom Courtenay who once said something like, "I don't want to peak too early, because then you'll never know whether or not you peaked at all?" That might not be the exact quote, but then it has been years since I thought about it. Still, I find it to be true in various aspects of my life. Of course, if you go by the record alone, we did peak too early perhaps in this era of Michigan football.
|3 days 13 hours ago||The Original Pics...||
I tried to open the originals in a new tab and it came back - 414 URI Request Too Large. You may very well have been spot on - too many photos, or they exceed what the server will allow in one post. It's all good, of course - I believe the server is meant to be broken once or twice on the usual Hate Week.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Interesting Numbers...||
Four other public universities currently in Conference USA had higher subsidy rates: Florida International (78 percent), Old Dominion (73 percent), Middle Tennessee (71 percent) and Florida Atlantic (68 percent). Those with lower rates: North Texas (61 percent), Texas-San Antonio (61 percent), Western Kentucky (60 percent), Marshall (52 percent), UTEP (51 percent), Louisiana Tech (50 percent) and Southern Mississippi (43 percent).
That's pretty striking really. Actually, per this summary - HERE - using USA Today's latest numbers (revenue minus expenses and subsidies), there are only 20 programs currently in the black out of the over 200 listed here. Among the profitable Big Ten programs are Michigan, Ohio State, MSU, Indiana and Nebraska.
|3 days 14 hours ago||Embed For The Board...|
|3 days 15 hours ago||Oh, Great...||
So, now, during flight tracker, one of us will shoot up the tail of the plane....
"Are we hit?"
"More or less. Son, I'm sorry....they got us."
|3 days 17 hours ago||Matchup Stats...||
Here's how TeamRankings pairs them, to add to the discussion a bit. Average of only a few games, sample size qualifier, but interesting all the same:
|3 days 18 hours ago||Embed For The Board...||
...because why not on this week and I need something to watch during a brief lull in storm activities here:
|3 days 21 hours ago||If I Recall...||
I might be misremembering something from childhood, but I actually think that IS Bert's look of approval. He did, after all, take time to look up from the book. It could also have been the look that he had just before Ernie mysteriously did not show up for work one morning, of course.
|3 days 21 hours ago||Still Waiting...||
I still am waiting for the day one of Tom Crean's postgame talks breaks down spectacularly, kind of like someone who coached at Indiana some years before Crean did...
|3 days 21 hours ago||Nice To See....||
In Doyle's 24 minutes off the bench:
- 10 points
- 3 rebounds (all of them offensive rebounds)
- 2 out of 4 from the charity stripe
In all, a very nice contribution last night indeed in the numbers as well as presence.
|3 days 21 hours ago||Perfect Excuse...||
I have the perfect excuse as I took Wednesday off anyway, although now with the wind damage all over the place here, I may have to work at least a portion of it. Fortunately, I can arrange it so that this portion does not coincide with basketball. I have not been as fortunate with football this year, missing parts of two games due to my storm assignment.
|4 days 5 hours ago||Some Halftime Stats...||
|4 days 7 hours ago||It's A Start...||
Even though Virginia Tech gave up about 320 yards or so, the 7 sacks, 3 INTs and the 9-29 passing performance from Barrett were, within the context of the game, chuckleworthy. Actually, Ohio State's points / play came out to a paltry (for them) 0.304 points per play. If you can make them less efficient as Virginia Tech did in that game, you have a better shot.
|4 days 8 hours ago||Plan C....||
I think this is more about Plan C being a name that few if anyone would have considered, much like how Hoke did not factor into most popular theories back in January 2011. It is difficult to imagine keeping Hoke on right now, but then the next week has yet to play out, of course. If there isn't an announcement soon after the Ohio State game, I can only imagine some of the threads around here.
|4 days 9 hours ago||Massey Predictions...||
I'll go with Massey here - our chance of winning this game is realistically less than 10% on paper right now. Indeed, their estimate is 8%.
The median score from the simulation is 37-17, which I could believe perhaps, but then if you keep running the simulator, you get 52-17 and 34-9 as well in random runs. I could see these too sadly.
|4 days 10 hours ago||Already Posted...||
Some great UM news
This actually made it to the board over the weekend, that David Moore had been named a Rhodes Scholar. It is excellent news though.
|4 days 10 hours ago||The Best Part...||
The best part of this for me was the long, rambling non-question talking about Alvin Dark and his performance in the Thanksgiving game against Tulane in 1942 and how, among other things, Dark was a scratch golfer, but yet it somehow came back to LSU being better at home. I almost wished the reporter had asked a real question - that could have been intriguing after that introduction.
|4 days 11 hours ago||It Isn't Shocking...||
I will say that I would be shocked if the staff did not have Hoke's back, but also none of them seem like the type that would throw one another under the bus even in times like this when their jobs may not be for much longer. If nothing else, the family atmosphere Hoke wanted with this staff definitely shows in the manner in which adversity like this is dealt with. I may not agree with what Mattison said entirely, but it isn't at all a shocking thing for him to say. That, and this is a guy he's known for over 30 years.
|4 days 15 hours ago||Using Sagarin...||
This exercise only goes so far because it is utilizing current data, but consider that Michigan's current Sagarin rating is 70.36, which is 63rd overall - it probably will be within a few points of that around this time next week too.
The 2015 schedule using current numbers:
Utah (away) - 79.35
Oregon State - 68.21
UNLV - 50.13
BYU - 73.56
Maryland - 75.39
Northwestern - 72.19
Michigan State - 89.13
Minnesota - 76.85
Rutgers - 66.65
Indiana - 63.88
Penn St. - 72.98
Ohio St. - 88.96
This doesn't account for what teams might gain / lose, so all qualifiers on way-too-early predictions apply, but if you played it out with current data - I'll put like this - the average rating of this schedule is higher than our current one. You would also have to consider that not all wins / losses are equally likely, so that variation comes into play as well. In a world where things were constant (which they aren't in CFB), things would theoretically not look all that bright on paper.
|4 days 16 hours ago||Embed For The Board...|
|4 days 16 hours ago||ESPN Might...||
I believe you'd be able to see it on ESPN3 later if you aren't able to watch it tonight. The BTN schedule going forward into this week, which I believe includes some of the games it intends to replay, does not currently list this one. I don't know if it is because of the nature of whatever reciprocating agreement the networks have or if it simply hasn't been updated. It seems like sometimes ESPN's agreements with various conferences allow for the content to be rebroadcast on one station but not the other, but it is hard to imagine this being an issue with the Pac-12 and Big Ten involved here.
|4 days 16 hours ago||C.J. Brown And Things...||
C.J. Brown managed 87 yards on 18 carries, which is good for 4.83 yards per carry. It should perhaps be noted that his longest wa 30 yards, so the rest of the time he was being held to 3.29 yards per carry, which isn't a terrible rate.
Tackle totals on Ojemudia and Charlton - total tackles of 5 and 2 respectively, or about 11% of all of Michigan's tackles on Saturday.
|4 days 17 hours ago||Something Like This...||
A lot of the diaries and analysis that have been done this season more or less revole around one central theme, at least if you go by the numbers - you have this interesting situation where a lot of good players are on an undercoached team, if you will. The theory, which seems relatively sound, is that bringing in the right staff could potentially provide that extra nudge that is missing right now, and of all the years with the players we have, 2015 would be an interesting year to see how / if that is what it is.
|4 days 19 hours ago||Minor Note...||
As a minor note, we have sent a few folks to Bolivia for piling on the personal abuse when it comes to the staff and player in the last few weeks alone. This is something that goes beyond Hoke insofar as modding is concerned here - it is one thing to question in-game decisions or overall ability, but when it starts to get into character or worse, that's when the points start disappearing. We might not catch everyone, but the folks that have been caught are being dealt with.
As a note to the OP, this thread could go either way and might come down because it refers to a small but admittedly vociferous minority on the board, so it probably isn't necessary.
|4 days 20 hours ago||Estimating Remaining Wins...||
So, here would be the estimated probability on remaining wins for San Francisco using Massey's current numbers:
5 wins - 2.75%
4 wins - 15.72%
3 wins - 32.77%
2 wins - 31.80%
1 win - 14.48%
0 wins - 2.48%
So, the estimate seems to point to a likely record of 10-6 or 9-7 just based on current predictions. Given that there are still 32 possible outcomes for the season for San Francisco, it's just a rough figure.
|4 days 21 hours ago||Other CC Threads...||
CC: The Future is Near
Non-specific speculative CC threads could probably stand to be minimized too for the board's own sanity. I think people are becoming worn on these as well.
|5 days 5 hours ago||Minor Point...||
I went over to the stats archive and 316 was the positive yardage but the net was 271 overall. Part of that was Demetrius Brown managed -31 yards on 6 attempts.
I just didn't know if you chose that number just to illustrate forward runs specifically. Either way, it's interesting that it came on 56 carries distributed among 8 players, which puts the YPC a shade south of 5 yards per carry at 4.8 yards. 374 net yards of offense and 20 points across 71 snaps makes for 0.282 points per play, which is "meh" as an efficiency measure.
|5 days 6 hours ago||"Tiebreaker"...||
I believe "Tiebreaker" was BTN's first foray into the realm of sports documentaries, and not only did they choose a great topic, but the documentary itself was very well done, I thought. I imagine most folks on this board have seen it by now, but if you have not, it is recommended viewing not only for the rivalry but for the changes which came as a result of this game.
|5 days 8 hours ago||Now, Now...||
The former in your statement is not OK, of course, and people do get sent to Bolivia around here for resorting to personal abuse when it comes to players and personnel. We might not catch all of it, but we deal with the instances we do catch.
I think what is important here is to make a distinction between this and criticizing play - you can do that here and we can't speak to how informed people are. If you disagree, you can disagree and post your disagreement. It's rather simple in that regard.
What you may not do, of course, is be rude and disrespectful to the people with whom you disagree.
|5 days 8 hours ago||This Can Stay...||
Oh, I think we could leave this one. The previous thread by the OP really did need to go as it was a bit condescending and also generally not good, but this one strikes just the right note of humor despite being an extension of the thread which now gone. I think we can run with this one - indeed, we're doing well enough alright.
|5 days 8 hours ago||Matchup Stats...||
A way-too-early look at the matchup from TeamRankings:
|5 days 9 hours ago||Quick Question...||
Wasn't Aranda the only person to follow Andersen to Wisconsin from Utah State? That's an endorsement of a sort, but Utah State might be his first semi-headline hire (semi). Before that, he was Hawaii's DC and DL coach, and then aside from a stint at Houston as the LB coach, it's mostly outside of Division I (California Lutheran, Delta State, Southern Utah).
|5 days 10 hours ago||Joke CC Threads....||
Yeah, this is getting a little ridiculous and the quality is spiraling downward. In fact....
CC: Al Borges
CC: Rich Rodriguez
Yeah, if you're going to post a terrible thread and then be condescending while doing it....no.
Resolved: No More CC Threads
We're on it now. It is getting out of hand a bit, but do point these out in the Mod Sticky.
CC: Rick Grimes
Funny, but we are going to try and curb this a bit.
|5 days 12 hours ago||Pro Coordinator CC Threads...||
To be honest, we haven't had many CC threads which highlighted pro coordinators, but I can say that this one is going in a slightly different direction in terms of the voting than the Teryl Austin thread from a few weeks ago. Having been tuned into today's Lions game since about 13:30 in the 1st quarter, it is rather understandable, of course.
|5 days 13 hours ago||To Be Fair...||
I have tried to piece together an argument that we have some quality losses to a few teams, but then we have some not as quality losses in the mix as well, so I think the committee might call it a wash. Not sure if I am going to send this e-mail to the committee after yesterday, of course, but if I can help out our ranking a smidge, I will. We would at least move higher up the list of "also ran" teams.
|5 days 13 hours ago||The Future And Things...||
I sort of had a feeling from the beginning that Hackett was probably the person that was bound to determine the future of Hoke, something which probably makes it much easier for a potential permanent hire if they get to avoid this problem of conducting this search. Other than that, this article takes a little and turns it into a lot, which doesn't sit well with me personally. If Roussel wanted to stir a pot again, he definitely succeeded, it seems.
|5 days 15 hours ago||Cleaning up....||
An Open Letter to Coach Hoke
Kind words, but I think this sentiment has been expressed in enough threads. Also, it doesn't appear that folks are in the mood at the moment.
An article Hackett should read and follow
Not exactly revolutionary, in the end.
|5 days 18 hours ago||Coming Down...||
OT: You say Jim, I say it's John
I don't know that this covers anything that hasn't been covered recently - several times this past week, in fact, not to mention the past month.
|5 days 19 hours ago||Already Covered...||
This made it to the board last night, almost as soon as it was official.
|5 days 19 hours ago||Despondent Resignation...||
I will be one of the first to say that "Despondent Resignation" was probably the name of the port I was sipping during the game yesterday. An entire bottle of port blunts the sadness certainly, but then there is this morning and the frightening prospect of sobriety.
|5 days 20 hours ago||The Final Stage...||
I think we are seeing the final stage in the evolution of Beamerball right here. The transformation of Virginia Tech football into something which transcends the capability to actually score is now complete:
|5 days 21 hours ago||Statistically...||
Up until yesterday evening, winning out was statistically possible, of course, but obviously not very likely - pre-game estimate would have been about 4% or so. If indeed Hoke's chances at rentention were tied somehow to winning out, then his rentention was pretty unlikely too. With even that possibility gone and the prospect of bowl eligibility running through OSU now, retention would be unfathomable, in my opinion.
|5 days 21 hours ago||Embed For The Board...|
|6 days 4 hours ago||If You're Interested...||
The story goes that Pinkel actually turned down an interview for the position in Ann Arbor after Rodriguez was fired, so he apparently was at least considered regardless of his actual interest in the position. Turning down the interview, of course, would indicate that he perhaps thought about Michigan for a moment and then disregarded that thought as quickly as it came. The larger point is that many articles reported him as being a potential target in January 2011.
|6 days 5 hours ago||Now That You Mention It...||
Oh, what I wouldn't give for the first presser to start with this -
|6 days 7 hours ago||Supplemental Question...||
What is the likelihood that anyone is retained from the current staff? I am going to say that it would be exceedingly slim at best. If indeed we are dealing with a new coach in the near future, I would almost rather we got a fresh start, but if they found value in keeping anyone from the present staff, I don't know that I would complain depending on who we're discussing, but a fresh start is probably a good idea about now.
|6 days 8 hours ago||I Suppose...||
Well, it still isn't stealing unless you were being a bit overdramatic regarding the salary which is merely a function of the contract between both him and the university. In that case, you can discuss how you feel he is overpaid perhaps, but to say that it is stealing ignores a lot of sundry details, in my opinion. If you are interested, I don't think most people here would have thought that a win over Maryland was going to save Hoke, but there is really no need to go overboard here.
|6 days 8 hours ago||It's Relative...||
In terms of total offensive yards, at least in comparison to what we've normally managed, we sort of did execute but only because Maryland has a defense that you could easily get nearly 300 yards rushing against. The problem in this particular instance was everything else, like what happened in the red zone and piddly details like that. Overall, of course....yeah....
|6 days 8 hours ago||What To Say To A Cup...||
Let's make sure that werelax with a drink and take out our frustration in a hilarious, irreverent way which doesn't actually offend anyone...
|6 days 9 hours ago||Well, If You Were Curious...||
We afforded Maryland the benefit of 312 yards of offense, the kicker is, of course, what they did with it in comparison to the nearly 400 yards we put up. Theirs was a fairly balanced attack - 13-24 passing for 165 yards, so 6.88 yards per attempt and 12.69 yards per completion allowed by Michigan. Maryland gained 147 yards on the ground on 34 attempts, good for 4.2 yards per attempt.
Let's put it like this - Maryland's points per play were 0.3898 - ours were appreciably less than this at 0.2319.
|6 days 9 hours ago||Well, The Autopsy...||
You'll be pleased to know that we in fact outgained Maryland - 398 yards to 312 yards. There is that, if you want a glimmer of....something. As for the rest of it, 292 yars of those were rushing but on 45 attempts, so 6.5 yards per carry overall. We managed only 106 yards passing - Gardner was 13-24, which is good for 4.42 yards per attempt and 8.15 yards per completion.
|6 days 11 hours ago||Wow Indeed...||
By current stats in the game, Perrine is 81.3% of the Sooners' offense today. At the moment, it's 427 yards on 34 carries for Perrine, so a cool 12.6 yards per carry. For contrast to show how big this contribution is, the entire offensive output of Oklahoma in the game to date is 525 yards, and 486 of those are rushing yards.
|6 days 11 hours ago||Regarding That...||
I believe Brian also tweeted a few days ago that he was in the throes of a cold, which I can totally identify with as I am too - this season's crud is exquisite, incidentally, if you've not experienced it yet. If he's still under the weather, you would hope he didn't venture out too far today, but then that's just me.
|6 days 12 hours ago||Go Hornets...||
Class of 1996 here. Go Hornets!
This is something we probably thought was a pipe dream when I was there, but it is happening now. Very good news indeed!
|6 days 12 hours ago||Horrible, But...||
It's still pretty bad, but at least it isn't virtually impassable like it was for a few hours this morning. The icing around here was spectacular and scary at the same time. Even Metro Airport wasn't letting flights in or out until about noon or so, and when there's an accident at the entrance to your own subdivision, it's bad.
|6 days 13 hours ago||The Door Seems Open...||
Hackett declined to provide any specific criteria he would use when evaluating the program and Hoke, but said Michigan has no plans to hire a new, permanent athletic director before he decides if any changes are needed with the football team.
That passage, in my mind, leave open the possibility that Hoke is indeed gone, but it also means that if they do fire Hoke, the next hire deals with Hackett at the outset, which seems less than ideal on some levels. Then again, it could be that this is part of the reason you have the interim AD do the canning - for the permanent hire, it's the biggest pain they never had to face then.
|6 days 14 hours ago||Overextended Maybe...||
I would tend to agree with this - when even teams doing well (better than they really ever have perhaps, in the case of MSU) cannot regularly sell out games, it definitely says a lot about the state of things in the conference. The Big Ten has all this functional capacity, in a sense, but not nearly enough good matchups to fill it between its own members. Of course, the unreliable weather in the Midwest in the fall does not help matters. but as someone pointed out, it seemed like more people would tough it out than nowadays, a sign of a vastly changed fan experience as well as technology making most any game access by some means in real time.
|6 days 15 hours ago||The Upside...||
Well, that sucked for the Gophers, but the good news for Minnesota is that they'll get the ball right back and get another chance to make that field goal potentially - Imean, it couldn't happen again, right? RIGHT?
Other than that, it was more than a bit distastrous all around.
|6 days 18 hours ago||The Icing Thing...||
To add to what the OP mentions, the icing is indeed spectacular - indeed, they are cleaning up an accident near the entrance to my own subdivision right now. There are now multi-vehicle accidents at I-275 and Telegraph in Monroe County, at the M-5 / I-96 / I-696 interchange, as well as on I-96 at Middlebelt, Greenfield and Telegraph. US-23 doesn't look promising either right now. I am fairly sure we could reach 100,000 (even if only briefly as the forecast is basically suck with continued suck) though as this is a dedicated, motivated fanbase even during seasons such as these, though getting there right now is quite the issue if you're local.
|6 days 21 hours ago||The Weather...||
Speaking to the weather, and as a general note to anyone in SE Michigan who has not yet looked out the window, there is a Freezing Rain Advisory at the moment. At least where I am, there's a decent sheet of ice on the cars, grass and streets right now, so if you're doing something before you leave for the game (as it will be above 32 degrees later and this won't be an issue by kickoff), be careful.
|6 days 21 hours ago||Drinking Indeed...||
I am fairly certain that drinking (also the draining effects of a persistent cold) are why I woke up at my desk at 1 AM. I was not working, but I am married - apparently it is responsibility in this regard which eluded me. Oh well, it was Friday night and I am occasionally allowed to pre-game. Sometimes this season, the more prep time I have had for bracing myself, the better I've been.
|1 week 7 hours ago||Tickets Claimed....||
....so this one can come down for now.
Free tickets to tomorrows game (Maryland) *GONE*
Nothing wrong with the ticket threads, but it's easier to pull them as soon as there is confirmation that they are claimed to keep other things on the board.
|1 week 9 hours ago||CornNation Comments...||
I think someone at CornNation nailed it on the future of this otherwise most glorious trophy:
We could even have a miniature trophy sent to Delany for something to stew over at his desk. No doubt he will find some sort of licensing violations with the conference brand, steal the trophy and have Pizza Ranch slap their logo on it.
|1 week 9 hours ago||Maryland's Rush Offense....||
If you think of how well our ManZoneOverInsideOutside scheme worked last year, you'll have a very clear picture of how successful Maryland typically is at moving the ball on the ground.
|1 week 9 hours ago||Small World...||
It was the first game that my parents let me attend as well. They would normally go to a few each year, but up until that time, I think they must have assumed that I would be spent sometime during tailgating and they'd end up leaving early. Anyway, I got the chance to see Bo coach against Bobby Ross that day and it is still a day I remember very clearly.
|1 week 13 hours ago||I Don't Get It...||
Welcome to Mgblog
Yeah, not sure what posting random links to offshore sites has to do with anything. Not even sure what the point of this was in general as some of us are reading the blog on machines that work through firewalls and filters.
|1 week 14 hours ago||Quick Question...||
We're in a spot of trouble over in the mod room and we had a question -
If you actually click on this link, then enter the code 16309, will we be able to disable Reliant's shields? We need the answer in rather a hurry.
|1 week 15 hours ago||Just Remember...||
....that this reindeer has some nasty means to force turnovers, Rudy.
|1 week 15 hours ago||Some Interesting Stuff...||
I actually did like reading about Tim Murphy transforming Harvard football into a thing, if you will, by geting the school to provide the means to expand its recruiting footprint (with help from The Friends Of Harvard Football, of course), adding spring practices, getting investment in facilities and so on.
Also, the dude in the comments section that thought Tufts was in the Ivy League....ouch.
|1 week 16 hours ago||Indeed, We Are Listening...||
.....and here are those of us who missed the podcast waiting for its appearance on the site (can't believe there are still shots from E. F. Hutton commercials online):
|1 week 18 hours ago||The Other Schools...||
Per Scout Football's piece - HERE - the other schools that had looked at Virgil include Mississippi, Arizona State, Boise State, Florida, Nebraska and several others.
It would be interesting to know why Mullen did it, because as others have said, this is a terrible look and a pretty shitty thing to do to someone who arranged their life (i.e., early graduation in lieu of early enrollment in your school) around the promise of that scholarship.
|1 week 20 hours ago||Made It To Friday...||
I can definitely say I made it to Friday despite everyone in my house either developing or recovering from some form of cold / cough / crud at the moment. Yesterday was congestion day, but today is exquisite sore throat day. All the same, it is Friday and I am looking forward to a weekend of football, although I might spend a majority of it semi-conscious on a sofa at this point.
I am supposed to cook a pre-Thanksigiving Thanksgiving meal on Sunday for a few people - I am sure that if I roast myself with the turkey, I can cook the germs away and mitigate the risk of giving this to everyone over a nice dinner, right?
|1 week 21 hours ago||2-3 Zone....||
I tend to think of it as the moment that Syracuse became so proficient at the 2-3 zone that they themselves got lost in it. If it is possible to defend yourself from getting buckets, only a team so good at its own style of play could achieve such a thing. Just a crazy theory of mine, of course.
|1 week 21 hours ago||A Little Too OT Maybe...||
OT: Tom Brady's Wife
Upside: Question regarding Giselle Bundchen
Downside: The question posed is probably a little too narrow in scope, therefore a bit too OT.
|1 week 1 day ago||The Key...||
I mean, if you look at this in terms of effective FG%, you get this seemingly anomalous result of Villanova having a 43.52% eFG% and Bucknell having a 51.96% eFG%. What draws attention though is that Villanova got 25 points jist from FTs. They were 25-36 on FTs. No one needs to give up that many FTs to fouls, Bucknell.
|1 week 1 day ago||If You're Wondering...||
In the event anyone was wondering, both team in fact have eFG% which are near or below 45% right now, but on the upside, the rebounding overall (offensive and defensive) has Michigan on track for nearly 40 or so by the time the game is over. We're 1-10 from outside the arc right now...hopefully this improves.
|1 week 1 day ago||Possible Solution...||
As we have seen before, if you're playing as it is snowing ,you tend to go with your ground game more often than not, but since it has already fallen in this photo, you may just need to pass all day unless your RB happens to BE a road commission plow. I guess it would depend on which aspect of your offense you felt more comfortable deploying for 60-ish snaps.
|1 week 1 day ago||Per Policy...||
Michigan Alumni and fans Harbaugh Campaign
There is a "no Gregg Henson" rule. Think of the "Assclown" tag that others have received in the past - Drew Sharp, Mike Valenti, etc...If someone wants to post a Henson-free link to the aforementioned campaign, well, those threads have gone either way.
|1 week 1 day ago||Saturday Down South....||
Saturday Down South has the audio only version here - LINK
A few people actually had uploaded it to YouTube, it seems, but xosdigitalsports apparently has someone trolling YouTube for this very content at the moment. Everything I found had been taken down.
|1 week 1 day ago||For Those Interested....||
I remember him being picked but never knew the backstory because it was such an off-the-wall choice by People standards. That was very funny and thanks to the OP for sharing it. Actually, the photo - feet and all - should be shared:
|1 week 1 day ago||TeamRankings....||
TeamRankings has their own algorithm and SOS ranking here - LINK - for Michigan.
There are several different version of the SOS metrics that they use here, but interestingly they rank Michigan in "Strength Of Schedule" among all of Division I at #270 and #8 in the Big Ten, which is actually similar to Massey's current assessment (again, past data in these algorithms). For Future and Season SOS, the site ranks them at #20 and #22 overall respectiely, or #8 and #9 in the conference on each.
Anyway, their breakout of this is worth a view, I think.
|1 week 1 day ago||Embed For The Board...|
|1 week 1 day ago||Even Though...||
The funny thing about show cause penalties is that, if a school REALLY wanted to do it, they could hire someone like Tressel. In his particular case, Tressel would promptly be suspended five games and be made ineligible to coach any postseason play. Of course, the school can itself be penalized for making such a hire, and woe to the school who would go through all that only to see someone repeat their same mistakes.
|1 week 1 day ago||Northwestern UFR...||
I am going to wager a guess that the UFR for the Northwestern game - the offensive one anyway - is more or less photos / videos of actual train wrecks. Thsis would be on the premise that they were so similar to what one actually saw that the difference in interpretation would be negligible. Either that, or it is polite if indirect way of saying, "Let us not speak of this..."
|1 week 1 day ago||Sad Story Indeed...||
Johnson will find it easier, those close to him say, to make financial restitution than to reopen his relationship with his parents.
This is sad to hear indeed, and the line above is something I definitely wouldn't doubt - I don't know how you could have a meaningful relationship with your parents again if you found out they were doing this to you. His concern for the well-being of his brother...I can definitely see that if his parents are capable of this.
|1 week 2 days ago||Without Diggs...||
Well, Diggs has accounted for about 25% or so of Maryland's receiving yards to date, so the loss of Diggs to the lacerated kidney definitely sets them back and makes this game much more winnable to us. If you go to TeamRankings, the prediction is a 23-18-ish score based on their model and Michigan is expected to win.
|1 week 2 days ago||What If...||
What if Mr. Dibley's version of "If" had made it to the screen before Lindsay Anderson's?
|1 week 2 days ago||Safe To Say....||
I think it is safe to say we're definitely here now with certain types of threads....
|1 week 2 days ago||Good To Hear...||
Giving Denard a specific role rather than making him a jack-of-all-trades really has done wonders and has allowed him to show folks just how much of a benefit he can be in the NFL. Like Leroy said though, he really is the most likeable football player ever though and it would be awesome to see his career only go uphill from here.
|1 week 2 days ago||To Be Fair...||
It's an excellent system that Weis developed, if you can pull it off - move through the ranks quietly for several years, become one of the in names as coordinators go, take a trendy college coaching job, crater that program after you get a raise and extension, get fired, lay low in the pros for a year, take another coaching job in Division I, fail there after you get a raise and extension......you see where this is going. One wonders what the next steps might be.
|1 week 2 days ago||Yes, But Also...||
Yes, there is this, but I assume you also get to use the company vehicle - it's actually a 1983 Bonneville, forest green with the tan vinyl interior, but someone put high-profile wheels on it, so there is that. So I have heard, that is, for as you can see, I am not at 30K yet.
|1 week 2 days ago||825 Main...||
I think that's Rich's Parking, and right now it is booking at $45 or so for a pass, so yeah, there are definitely cheaper options about, some of them even free as folks below have pointed out. It is supposed to be close to 40 degrees, so even if a walk is involved, hopefully it isn't too bad.
|1 week 2 days ago||Options...||
As others mentioned, definitely either myself, one of the other mods or anyone with thread-creating powers can help you out if you would like a thread for it.
The replacement for the spreadsheet is TiqIq - LINK. Basically, you can log into it (either create and account or directly through Facebook, if you have it) and list the ticket. You can tag MGoBlog in your description as well, I believe.
|1 week 2 days ago||Congratulations To Him...||
Congratulations to Taylor! Yeah, this is the best job you're never prepared for, as my father always puts it, and coffee, pop and anything caffeinated definitely become your friend as well as late night television, but it is worth it. Awesome news indeed.
|1 week 2 days ago||Harbaugh And Management...||
There have been quite a few scattered articles which report Harbaugh as being barely on speaking terms with the management of the 49ers as well as a lot of anecdotal reports that his style has worn thin on his own players. Whether or not that is simply because of a "meh" season or they really have grown sick of Jim as a coach is hard to say sometimes, but number of reports stating similar things has been significant. Of course, this by itself does not definitively point to Harbaugh returning home, as it were.
|1 week 3 days ago||For The Moment...||
I am thinking that Bill Self would like to personally apologize for this particular gameplan in the first half. Perhaps he simply had no idea that playing a team on the bottom rung of the D-league would turn out quite like it has. The presser might be interesting if this persists certainly - "We have to, you know, defend outside shots and shit like that..."
|1 week 3 days ago||Granted....||
Granted, it's early in the game yet and it isn't as if there have been a lot of FG attempts to this point - 22 between both teams - but Duke is outshooting MSU by rougly 30%, so if that pace held, it might not be a very pretty game in a few moments. Of course, Duke has been known to Clemson itself on occasion, but let's hope they brought their better selves here.
|1 week 3 days ago||M00VT?||
This year's offense versus Beamerball....the M00VT game?
Admittedly, I would probably go because Ford Field is a 20-minute drive for me and I can park at MGM in the floors my company leases anytime I want really, so it is somewhat convenient and free for me to park on top of that as well. I am sure some VTech fan would be thinking, "REMATCH!" and then be reminded that this will be aired on the Ocho right after the checkers tournament.
|1 week 3 days ago||I Come Back...||
I come back after a meeting and see this and my avatar went....
|1 week 3 days ago||Interestingly...||
I was actually reading the NBC SPorts article, and funnily enough, the Eagles fans are flooding the comments section wanting Avant back, but then you can see why - good possession receiver, playmaker to the point of needing only one hand on occasion, and a pretty level-headed guy. It's the Panthers' loss, in my opinion.
|1 week 3 days ago||Duke / MSU...||
I hesitate to throw matchup stats out there because the average of two games isn't going to be all that telling, but all the same, TeamRanking is going with Duke more or less here - 75.6% estimated probability of a win by their algorithm. Their predicted score, which I assume is still based on a model with mostly last season's data in it, is 76-68.
|1 week 3 days ago||The Weather...||
For those of us who stayed and risked frostbite at the 1995 Michigan-Purdue game, Saturday's forecast of 39 with a rain / snow mix is comparatively a laugher. In all seriousness, I think there shall be more people there than you believe rain, snow or cold November sun. I'll be there certainly.
|1 week 3 days ago||Massey Ratings...||
For the moment, the top ten by overall rating at Massey in order:
4) Mississippi State
6) Florida State
10) Ohio State
It seems that the realistic pool among these teams for the 4th spot has to be Mississippi State, Baylor and TCU. For different reasons in each case, I could see them depending on what random metric one chooses to emphasize.
|1 week 3 days ago||Oh No...||
Hoke Didn't Speak to Clark?
Taking this down before the OP gets a complete (but warranted) verbal lashing from the board. I am going to wager a guess that, given the particulars of Clark's case, this is not exactly important nor would it be necessary. The larger point is that Hoke handled this very well.
|1 week 3 days ago||Nice Read...||
I would think that for those wondering what the tone of Hackett's stint in lieu of a permanent hire would be, this e-mail does perhaps a little bit to answer that despite being pretty general - it definitely gives one the impression of more openness anyway, if there is something to take out of it. It hits the right notes, so it is refreshing to hear as well.
|1 week 3 days ago||Important Distinctions...||
The Seminoles are undefeated but widely unloved due to an endless succession of controversies that have been endured, evaded, minimized or simply ignored by the university, its athletic department, a kool-aid-chugging fan base and even the Tallahassee and campus police departments.
If nothing else, a distinction is made here and he talks about a program that, while winning, is a cultural and ethical dumpster fire. That, and I am pretty sure that the FSU faithful are freebasing Kool Aid at this point, as in literally putting the mix in the spoon and just inhaling deeply - it's the only explanation for the blind devotion.
|1 week 3 days ago||Just Cold...||
Supposedly, we're in for a few inches tomorrow in Metro Detroit, but for the time being, it's just effing cold between being all of 12 degrees at the airport and the 20+ MPH sustained wind where I am at right now. The only time we typically get hammered by snow off the lakes (at least here in Wayne County) is in that rare instance when the wind comes out of the E-SE...it has happened though.
|1 week 4 days ago||Great To See...||
This was great to see and this team looks like one that is going to be fun to watch yet again. I joked about it on Twitter, but if this keeps up, a few "Max MF Bielfeldt" signs would loo kpretty cool in Crisler, I would think. Nice performance tonight from him indeed.
|1 week 4 days ago||Much, Much Better...||
This will be much better and makes far more sense than how it was marketed before as the "Round of 64...well, not quite that many, but given the mechanics of a single-elimination tournament with play-in games, you get the idea, and as for the Round of 32, well, you'll have the Sweet Sixteen next week anyway..."
|1 week 4 days ago||While We're On This...||
It's a bloody shame that Pollstalker is no longer around as that was a great site with some great history - week-to-week even - on this very thing. Does anyone know if there is a decent facsimile of this site in existence? It probably would have the precise answer to this question in its pages.
|1 week 4 days ago||Thankful Indeed...||
I am definitely thankful that I've finally found a few projects / responsibilities in my professional career that allow me to show the company some of the ways I can provide value and insight, but more importantly, that my family is well taken care of as a result.
I am also thankful that I get to help moderate a very good blog and support a great group of users.
|1 week 4 days ago||Form Letter'd...||
It's the site version of being form letter'd, if you will. When a comment gets deleted, all the replies in that part of the chain go with it and everyone gets that e-mail regardless. If a user gets caved, only their posts disappear and then most reply chains no longer make sense when this happens.
|1 week 4 days ago||Meanwhile...||
The stranger, more surreal end of the rumor spectrum is already at work for Florida, but this was a funny read all the same....
|1 week 4 days ago||Location Too...||
This could be the bitter man inside me who has to contemplate a 50 minute drive to see anything - hoops or otherwise - at the Palace, but for me, the major issue with The Palace is that it is in the outer reaches of what would be consider Metro Detroit by most people, so not exactly centrally located for anyone around here who wants to see the Pistons (or indeed whoever is playing the Pistons), much less for an event like the NCAA Tournament. Actually having such an event in the city of Detroit makes it much more accessible for folks in the area as well as for people coming into to see it.
|1 week 4 days ago||In The Handbook...||
When it comes to the termination of financial aid, Section 15 (covering the parameters of aid) basically refers back to Section 14, which covers the definition of "eligible". The main thrust of the rule, however, is academic standing, which is of course not necessarily the same as legal standing. It basically leaves it up to the institution involved to go the rest of the way in determining ultimate eligibility (although it kicks the reference chain back to Bylaw 2.8.1, which basically is the "Represent this organization well" bylaw, I think), which I imagine involves a few processes, as you mentioned.
|1 week 4 days ago||Very Cool Indeed...||
MLive did a nice little writeup on this as well - LINK
Here's how Coach Beilein put it:
"His career at Michigan continues to be one of the all-time best," Michigan coach John Beilein said in the release. "Campy has not only continued to be a friend to the program but he has embodied what it means to be a Michigan Man. We cannot thank him enough."
I think Campy was the first of five players on that 1973-74 team to eventually be picked in the NBA Draft too.
|1 week 4 days ago||At Long Last...||
Well, the good news - if you think this qualifies - is that the Massey prediction for this game flipped to being ever so slightly in our favor at 52%, so effectively a tossup but at least we're not the underdog as we were a couple weeks ago.
It sets up a scenario for the remaining games, based on Massey's numbers right now, where we are most likely 1-1 in the last two:
2 wins - 4.16%
1 win - 51.68%
0 wins - 44.16%
The most likely 1-win scenario obviously is that we beat Maryland - that specific one has an estimated 47.84% probability as it also factors in a loss to Ohio State (0.52 x 0.92).
|1 week 5 days ago||Disappointing...||
If all that is in fact the case, then yes, I would assume Frank Clark played his last game for Michigan in Evanston. This is a very disturbing development and, after all the stories that came out about his path to Michigan, extremely disappointing in a lot of ways if that's what indeed happened. Even with the laptop incident, I still thought his might be one of the better stories to come out of Michigan, but with this development....ugh, just disgusting behavior.
|1 week 5 days ago||Kiosk Post...||
OT: Need help from the MGo computer experts....
This one has to come down under the "not a kiosk" rule, but hopefully the OP got some good direction all the same. Nothing wrong with the question, of course.
|1 week 5 days ago||Per The Article...||
This article and a few others confirm that Clark is being held without bond at the moment and that the hearing to determine it will be tomorrow morning at 9 AM. I assume we'll probably know much more by lunchtime tomorrow as it seems this is all we're going to hear for the the remainder of the evening.
|1 week 5 days ago||CBS Sports...||
CBS Sports has there own slightly expanded writeup here - LINK
Interestingly, CBS links to their own speculative piece on how the ACL injury likely pushes Gurley into the 2nd round of the NFL draft, in part because the standard recovery time puts his estimated date for being field-ready well into camp now.
|1 week 5 days ago||Well, Damnit....||
It was a great pass, Matt...the problem was who caught it.
On the upside, the race to see who has the more anemic run game is currently being won by Arizona in this particular game, so there is that.
|1 week 5 days ago||Other Possibilities...||
Did this happen right from the beginning, or is it a more recent phenomnen? If the latter, try to see if you can go to a restore point (if the system has made any) prior to when this began happening. Generally, anything you've installed after the time of the restore point - if it is affecting the computer - should go away. If it started right out of the box, like someone said, resinstall the system itself and run some antivirus / malware removal program.
For those mentioning deletion of the thread, yeah, this one will eventually go, but we'll let the OP build up some options before that happens, of course. We're not a kiosk, but we are kind, understanding bunch, right?
|1 week 5 days ago||I Could Be Wrong...||
I might have misheard, but a while ago, I believe Chris Meyers got his numbers mixed up and said that Arizona had won 15 of their last 8 games. I am fairly certain this is only possible under certain NCAA sanctions, and then only in certain conferences.
|1 week 5 days ago||It Matches With This...||
Rappaport is also out there as mentioning that the vibe he gets from Ross is that Philbin is safe until the Dolphins are backed into a corner, at least for the time being. He said in an NFL.com report that he didn't believe Harbaugh was on Miami's radar even if they were looking.
|1 week 5 days ago||Does That Mean...||
Does that mean they want to change up their scintillating brand of football in Gainesville?
|1 week 5 days ago||Morning Cleanup...||
CC: QB Coach...
It might be easier to revisit the prospect of Tom Brady as a QB coach once he has in fact logged successful time as one, if indeed this ever happens. For now, it's 100% speculation.
Frank Clark arrested
Extensive coverage on the front page.
OT: News in the Weird - Jose Conseco
I am going to err on the side of caution and say this one is perhaps a bit too OT for "Non-OT" season. Amusing though, if a tad gross.
|1 week 5 days ago||Indeed Yes...||
Ha. I remember when they threw this out there and wondering how they knew since the announcement was coming from inside Maryland athletics and not from the networks. Obviously, they didn't know but apparently felt under some sort of pressure to wager a guess. Well done indeed, Maryland.
|1 week 6 days ago||Part Of Me...||
Part of me wants to believe that Kelly was in shock / denial for a bit, and then he gets back to the locker room finally and is all "WAIT, WHAT?"...
|1 week 6 days ago||If Anything...||
If anything, it makes our uphill and victorious battle against offensive futility in Evanston seem like something the committee would term a quality win, at least in relative terms given our schedule and success against it. I am sure that helps our ranking on some metric somewhere. A win is a win in terms of the record, but last week was definitely not pretty.
|1 week 6 days ago||Probably Not....||
Complain as some Huskers fans will about Pelini, a pretty spectacular name would have to emerge from some corner of FBS football to make removing him anything other than a kneejerk nonsensical thing. At the moment, Nebraska is still doing quite well overall despite today and I don't think that Nebraska is quite ready to go all Frank Solich on Bo Pelini.
|1 week 6 days ago||Same Thought...||
TOP GUN HIRE: JIM HARBAUGH and why we need him
This has never been done before. /s
|1 week 6 days ago||I See...||
|1 week 6 days ago||Welp...||
Well, the only good thing about that last fumble by Abdullah is that it creates a situation where Nebraska single-game margin for turnovers is now zero and at least not negative. Other than that, it's a pretty terrible turn of events for Nebraska.
|1 week 6 days ago||Nice Blitz...||
Wisconsin just ran a nice blitz against Nebraska - Abdullah whiffed on a block and Marcus Trotter more or less picked up Tommy Armstrong, who is a bigg-ish dude, and tossed him down. In furious reply, Nebraska gets off a nice run which gets the first down and it promptly moved back for unsportsmanlike conduct.
|1 week 6 days ago||Great Strategy...||
A crafty exchange of fumbles in the Wisconsin-Nebraska game. Whoever wins this new trophy for this game is going to want "Under Review - Was the knee down before the ball came out?" inscribed somewhere on the front plate.
Indeed, Wisconsin just made good on their recovery - it is now 17-17 with about half the 2nd quarter whittled away now.
|1 week 6 days ago||As Expected...||
Somehow, the fact that someone named Troy Fumagalli has one receiving yard for Wisconsin and is the current in-game receiving leader tell you all you need to know about the WR situation at Wisconsin at the moment, I would think.
|1 week 6 days ago||No Need...||
Your personal Brady Hoke analogies / posbang
Yeah, it rather became a thread where people were simply piling on, which we don't need to do in the present situation. I think the board's discontent is well-understood at this point.
|1 week 6 days ago||Communication...||
Like last year's incident, this simply illustrates the need to be absolutely clear when you're talking scheme and technique because you never know how any one player will interpret, "Do it just like we did in practice!" because obviously you can find yourself saying, "NO, NOT LITERALLY LIKE IN PRACTICE!"
|1 week 6 days ago||Right Now...||
Given the state of the board right now, in the broadest sense, the vast majority of threads have become some manner of CC thread, including the META ones that have been posted recently. Indeed, you could make an argument for this one because Harbaugh did come up, although not in an evaluative statement.
|1 week 6 days ago||Meanwhile...||
Meanwhile, halftime comes at Beaver Stadium and not a moment too soon - the Penn State-Temple game might take a lot of eyewash to rinse out, so expect long lines at every station in the stadium. In one of the more Big Ten twists yet today, PSU has had the ball about 21 of the first 30 minutes, so both FGs took three years to complete.
|1 week 6 days ago||302 Yards...||
Right before that ugly, ugly - and hilariously B1G - touchback in which no less than half the people on the field had a hand on the ball at one moment or another, Ohio State did move into 300-yard territory for total offense in the game so far.
|1 week 6 days ago||Most Kind...||
Let me just say that it is very kind of Minnesota to let Ohio State practice successful third down conversions - it's a vital skill and the Minnesota defense is doing some solid mentoring right now.
Ohio State now had 196 total yards of offense and we're still in the 1st quarter, of course.
|1 week 6 days ago||Just Tossing Challenges...||
Well, if OSU is going to challenge that, the position of the Gatorade barrel is probably in danger of being questioned too, along with whether or not the bench is parallel to the sideline. That was a real head-scratcher to me.
|1 week 6 days ago||What It Looks Like...||
We found a quality reenactment of Urban Meyer game planning for this afternoon (we think)....
|1 week 6 days ago||I Would Agree...||
Right now, Massey Ratings projects our estimated odds of winning in Columbus at all of 8% right now, and I don't think they've ever been that low in recent memory (perhaps 2008, but that's it). Sometimes, people will talk about how you can throw everything you know out the window in rivalry games like this, but this year, it feels like a Michigan win would be a complete and utter stunner because it simply wouldn't be reasonably anticipated on paper.
|1 week 6 days ago||Speaking Of Atwater...||
I actually had the opportunity recent to try their Purple Gane Pilsner - that was pretty good, I thought. The Dirty Blonde is decent enough too, although my wife - being a brunette - looks disapprovingly at "Dirty Blonde" bottles sitting around the house sometimes.
|1 week 6 days ago||CC Mania...||
These probably won't end well, so we'll get these down before football coverage starts:
CC: The Game
|1 week 6 days ago||We Didn't Learn...||
We'll work on a good and equitable ease this policy for everyone. You would think we would have learned from the experiment with the mandatory posting of "CC: Ron Zook" threads after someone posted someone that was not a joke, but sometimes the mod gears admittedly grind slowly. I do agree though - this one is different, if nothing else.
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||Within This...||
One thing that hopefully does not go underappreciated here is Carmelo Anthony holding the ball against his head with that "I have to think, think, think..." look after the basket. Trey is going carve out a role inthe NBA and it will be a nice, valuable role much like it is with the Jazz right now, so it seems.
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||Blue Moon...||
I am sipping on some Blue Moon while I catch up on modding and attempting to at least listen to "Constantine" on NBC. I will say, it will be nice to be able to just sit back and watch games tomorrow and not worry about what happens when your team is up and you feel compelled to watch. That, and I am too depressed by the weather to contemplate leaving the house for much more than actually purchasing the turkeys for Thanksgiving.
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||None Of That....||
OT: Andrew Zow (Former Alabama QB) On His Career at Alabama
No Bleacher Report, please. If you can find another source, feel free to repost.
I want a new radio commentator...
Yeah, we'll just pull this down now. If you're going to bitch, please at lease propose an alternative to enhance the discussion a bit.
|2 weeks 8 hours ago||If You're Interested...||
Here's how TeamRankings compares UCF and Tulsa:
|2 weeks 9 hours ago||My Own Theory...||
I don't know about anyone else, but I tend to agree with many of the memes and GIFs on this very subject out there personally. You basically ball it up and put it in the linen closet and in theory the wrinkles will come out upon deployment on the bed. In theory, that is.
|2 weeks 13 hours ago||It Will Be Interesting...||
The one thing that would be undeniable is that Beilein would be leaving Michigan basketball in a far better place than where he found it, and if he can keep up this success and the tournament runs until then, whoever comes next - while no Beilein to be sure - is far more likely to be someone quality who could possibly pick it up and run with it. That's definitely my hope when the day does come anyway.
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||Interesting...||
Yet, a university spokesman said all they wanted was an after-hours phone number for a football coach to tell him two of his athletes had been in an accident; campus police could not locate a phone number.
There isn't a readily available hotline number to report potential problems with players to the FSU football staff? You would think that by now they would have at least employed some sort of paging system whereby Fisher and his assistants are notified of issues. Florida State is behind the ball yet again.
This is just bizarre on a lot of levels, and I would love to hear the explanation of how you "unknowingly" drive with a suspended license. That has to be a fascinating story unto itself.
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||I Believe So...||
It was back in 2006, but yeah, Jessica Cobb is the one you're thinking of, I believe. She is the daughter of Carmen Harlan of WDIV and her first husband. I think he used to say that going out to dinner with her parents was a relief of sorts because, especially here in Metro Detroit, Harlan was far more famous.
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||It's A Bye Week...||
Eh, it's a bye week and there's not a lot of news at the moment...and this is pretty cool actually.
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||Very Funny....||
Very well done indeed!
We actually tackled the pile of papers last night, or rather, we started to do it. So far, we found a certificate of insurance that probably should have been in a car, a half-read book, a few Power Rangers and two "Thank You" cards from showers that are now months in the past. The good news is that we can now actually prepare food there, provided you have a small-ish cutting board and are willing to only cut one thing at a time.
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||Know The Feeling...||
I was in a 2.5 hour Continuous Improvement workshop yesterday and all the time while me and others were speaking about various tools and problem solving methods and running breakout sessions, the amount of Facebook / e-mail time logged had to be a near-record for the building. I swear someone in the back was balancing their checkbook while making it appear as though they were reading all the handouts too.
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||Thanks For The Heads Up...||
The comment is now gone and its originator will be spending some time where the sun may shine bright yet plumbing is still not a thing on every street. We are working on that, of course.
|2 weeks 21 hours ago||MGoHunting...||
First and foremost, to all those who shall be out there in the fields and woods on Saturday, good luck to all of you.
What it means to me, of course, is that today shall be a very quiet day at work due to the skeleton crew we'll be fielding. Tons of people this week were talking about their blinds / favorite places to hunt / etc..., and as of yesterday evening, a fair number of those same people will be heading to those places.
If nothing else, we have this second bye week were people can watch football / hunt / do whatever with relatively low stress and a relatively clear mind. I'll take it given how our season has gone.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Not Much To Add...||
So, if anything, the department is being consistent with prior habits. I know we've seen coaches removed in midseason in other places, but it just isn't something this department would do no matter the situation. I still don't know that there are any really likely scenarios which result in Hoke being retained in 2015 but I could be wrong as usual - Hackett hasn't said much about this situation at all yet really, which part of me wants to interpret as telling in a "Hoke will likely not be here next year" way but I do try to hold off on committing totally to that in the absence of certain knowledge.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Yikes...||
The fan later responded, saying the fight could take place if the 3-6 Bears won three more games. He temporarily made his Twitter account private, before turning it back public.
I guess my only question to this dude is, "So, what do you do when Marshall trucks you for the tenth time in that hypothetical ring?" Some folks need to step away from the Internet a little more often apparently.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Welp...||
Cal nearly had a good thing possibly going with that interception, but Cal also knows who they are any promptly coughed that one up. If nothing else, the flow of this game was only momentarily disrupted by an ill-timed throw from Kessler. Cal will still have that safety to look upon and remember fondly.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Confounding Factors...||
I hesitate to say this is a depth issue, and as others have said, we're pretty well stacked at WR (at least) in reality. One of the major confounding factors here is the change in the nature of this offense, I would think. If you take some of the more porductive receivers who were here last year and this year, for example (I randomly chose Funchess, Butt, Norfleet and Chesson), there are some interesting items of note.
For example, these four along have had as many receptions in 10 games as they did in 13 total last year, but for about 300 fewer yards and fewet TDs overall. That's a scheme change, but it also speaks to some of the lingering problems at QB, I would say. Further, the average completion this year for those for is three yards greater than last year, and these four average a few more yards per game over last year.
I would say that we're not doing too badly at either position - there are other things that need to get fixed to make these guys more productive, at least by the numbers. On all cylinders, Funchess is a good WR, Darboh has looked good, Butt could look even better if we found some more ways to utilitze TEs when they are open (looking at you, MSU game)...the base elements are there, I believe.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Not A Testimonial, But...||
It will sound totally strange, but we lived this controversy in the office pool last year through a test that a couple of us wanted to do - someone submitted a bracket from TeamRankings' algorithm (which will generate one for you) and was 3rd overall by the point formula we used. The person whose picks were straight Lunardi (we ran this experiment when we were supposed to be running actual experiments - priorities, right?) came in far lower than that.