chance of bowl: 13.6%
|2 days 14 hours ago||Hey DAVE||
You sound like a Glenn Beck- listenin', tobacco-chewin' Tea Party shill here.
Or a Roseanne Barr-votin', hemp-powered-car-drivin' lefty wackadoo.
Hard to say.
Either way, slow your fuckin' roll with the partisan politics talk.
|2 days 14 hours ago||HISTORY PEDANTRY BOMB||
Manchester liberalism (and lowercase liberalism everywhere but America, really) meant free trade, extremely limited government, and the lowest taxes possible.
Put another way, 'neoliberalism' is derived from 'Manchester liberalism,' which historically speaking is just 'liberalism'.
In American politics, liberalism means 'leftish-type politics.' But once you throw Manchester in front, you're talking about something specific.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Rainwater and moonshine, man||
The only cocktail for me.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Ha||
Excellent distillation of his logic here. Well done.
|2 days 14 hours ago||'Leftist'||
You don't know shit, or you'd realize that there never would have been a need for the Wolverine Liberation Army to split off from MGoBlog if Brian was a fellow traveler.
But seriously, the use of the term makes you sound a bit hysterical and silly.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Never in your life, eh?||
You must not watch all that much football.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||How do you know it's||
How do you know it's hard-earned? Maybe it was inherited. Not uncommon.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||When I read this||
I pronounced fuccbois in my head as 'fookbwah' like it was French.
I wonder if that makes me a fuccbois ...
|3 weeks 6 days ago||OK||
I gotta admit, this is a pretty fucking funny comment, all caps and all.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||MBA||
Ross is apparently really impressed with those revenues.
Probably thinks Goodell is doing a great job too.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Jesus tits||
How many times does Mattison have to passionately say that Home is the reason he came to take the job before people stop with this bullshit?
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Just got to this ...||
So what you like about this diary is that there isn't much whining and crying?
I, too, appreciated its measured tone, and steadfast resolve to avoid extravagant self-flagellation.
Birds of a feather, you and I.
|4 weeks 20 min ago||There are mixed metaphors||
And then there are mixed metaphors that ask you to imagine getting your penis stuck in mud.
|4 weeks 12 hours ago||Yeah||
Stupid Eric Magnuson and his goddamn not being awesome 4 games into his sophomore season. As we all know, most OL are either very good when thrust into a starting role as underweight freshman, or they're just never going to 'get it.'
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Deveon Smith is 5'11", 220||
Deveon Smith is 5'11", 220 lbs. If that's 'tall and thin' to you, your mom must have told your fat ass that to make you feel better. Or you're just making shit up to fit your squishy, bullshit argument.
Yes, Desmond Howard won the Heisman. You're the one who brought up NFL players, not me. He didn't do shit in the NFL.
Furman apparently looks decent for Oklahoma State, not that you have any real insight to that beyond the stats from a few games. Does he look better than our LBs now? Does Ok. St. play the same scheme? Also, whether UM over-recruited at LB or not isn't at issue. The relevant fact is that there are a lot of highly-regarded LBs on Michigan's roster. Furman wasn't one of them. There's no basis for assuming that they kept him at safety because of any antiquated/old-fashoned/crotchety obsession with size -- you just desperately want him to be a data point that fits your argument.
So, to recap:
Argument 1: The 'tall thin' RB case. The only RB who fits your 'tall, thin' mold is Shallman, and I still don't believe the coaches really thought he could be a starting RB. Just because they told him: we're bringing you in as a RB, that doesn't mean they weren't thinking, 'and if it doesn't work out, he's got H-back written all over him.' Regardless, he was definitely never a top target.
Argument 2: Michigan recruits safeties who are too tall. Admittedly, there are a lot of good safeties in the NFL who are 5'10" - 6' tall. But just because it's difficult to find someone who can play safety at 6'3" doesn't mean it's not a good thing when you do. Kam Chancellor, Harrison Smith, Eric Reid, and Marc Barron are all young, talented, taller safeties in the league. Here's a list of the heights of the top ten 2015 safety recruits per Rivals, from 1 to 10: 6'1", 6'0", 6'1", 6'3", 6'3", 6'3", 5'11", 6'2", 6'0", 6'2". Looks like the whole durn country has gotten all wrapped up in this Bo Schembechler man-ball thing, eh?
Argument 3: Michigan ignores short, talented WRs. Michigan likes tall WRs. So does everyone else. You seem to think that the bare fact that Michigan recruited Jaron Dukes means they must have ignored smaller, quicker WRs. This is baseless. But here's a solitary data point - if that's what we're doing - which is actually relevant without wild hypothesis and inference: UM really wanted Artavis Scott, but couldn't pull him in.
In conclusion: you wanted to make an argument about Hoke and co. being stuck in the past with regard to recruiting/personnel because it just felt right, but you have no relevant evidence to support that argument. This staff has been killing it in terms of recruiting, whether you like it or not. There are plenty of other areas for criticism, so I'm not sure why you picked this one.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||1) Maybe Shallman really was||
1) Maybe Shallman really was recruited to be a tailback, but if so he certainly wasn't a top target.
2) Who else has Michigan targeted who's tall and thin? Aside from Ty Isaac, whom, of course, almost every major program wanted. Damien Harris is 5'10", and Mike Weber is 5'9", 215 lbs.
3) Most safeties are 5'11"-6". This is, as you suggest, an area where Michigan has been recruiting outliers in terms of size. But I don't think that's really a 'looking to the past' phenomenon. If anything, it's bucking an older trend.
4) Hines Ward was good, but never elite. Wes Welker is a very good complementary player, but will never be a true #1 option.* Desmond Howard hardly played WR in the NFL. (You should have gone with Steve Smith, who's the only true all-around #1 WR under 6' tall I can think of off the top of my head. But he's still a major outlier.)
5) Seeing as how LB is loaded with quality depth, it's quite possible that the coaches looked at Furman -- who had nearly ideal safety size -- and thought that it would make much more sense for the roster to try to get him to work out at safety than to have him: 1) try to gain weight; 2) move to a new position; and 3) fight through that quality depth for a chance to get on the field. Safety, of course, being the position on our defense with the least quality depth. Sometimes, just maybe, the coaches makes decisions based on criteria other than This Is What Bo Would Have Done; Manball.
*You might counter that Welker was indeed Brady's #1 option for a few seasons there. But this was still primarily on short to intermediate routes, and it was during a period when there was a continual crying-out for a true #1 receiver to give Brady a downfield option.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Man-ball.||
Now you can stop worrying.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Yup.||
That's just about all one can say about it.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Finance-PhD||
Is almost undoubtedly a douche.
That is all.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Need some examples||
Thomas Rawls was about 5'10", 210 lbs. Wyatt Shallman was never recruited to be a starting tailback.
Green and Smith fit your argument in terms of size, but damn near every program in the country recruited the former. So maybe it's the fact that Deveon Smith is on the team that is bringing all these losses.
How big are the best linebackers in the NFL? The best receivers? Where are the Pro Bowlers who are Furman-sized?
Now I don't think that future NFL success is a good way to judge college players. I'd have zero problem with a team of smurfs who win championships and can't get drafted. But you brought up this question of NFL size in your argument, and it doesn't make any sense.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||15-22, man.||
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Michael Taylor||
Sounds like a guy who has no concept of how to distinguish 'former athletes' as a group from his own experience.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Seth: 'The shit he went through'||
Grbac was, you know, a pretty good QB. Was there something inherently unfair about Taylor having to compete to get his job back? Which, not incidentally, he did?
Was there something else nefarious about the situation, to your knowledge? And if so, is your only source on the matter the word of Taylor himself?
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Issues with the coaching staff||
If his issues stem from the fact that Michigan wanted Taylor to get surgery on his shoulder from the doctors at UM, who were probably elite orthopedists, instead of from what the source for that quote described as Taylor's 'high school physician' ... then Taylor's bitterness seems to be rather a reflection of his own issues.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Interesting slant||
Hoke's had 43 games, Rodriguez had 37. Though two of the extra Hoke games were bowl games.
So I'm not sure he's had that much more time to prove what he can do with his own players.
|6 weeks 13 hours ago||Networking!||
Everything about this post says 'I link to articles I've written on my LinkedIn page.'
This really, really reads like a "I earned $3,000/month working from home!" deal.
|6 weeks 14 hours ago||Other examples||
Also, though I personally don't like the guy: Pete Carroll.
I suspect that Les Miles might fit into the 'players' coach' mold also, though I don't know much about how he runs practices. As an outsider, it would seem like it might be hard not to giggle being yelled at by that kooky bastard, but who knows.
|6 weeks 17 hours ago||Relatively small point||
But at the end of the second drive, Funchess doesn't make that catch because the DB plows through his arm from the back. I can maybe see why the refs didn't see this, but it was most definitely PI. Not Funchess's fault.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I don't disagree||
But I think that the number 2 doesn't really fit with the idea of 'struggles with man coverage but is pretty good in zone.'
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Uh||
Not with linemen. But they sure do with RBs and TEs.
|7 weeks 9 hours ago||Well||
That's pretty fucking lame, STEVE.
This is Michigan, fergodsakes, not the University of Being kind of a Pussy.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Aww||
Huckleberry's such a grumpy grump that he forgot to make sure he knew what the fuck he was talking about first.
Cheer up booboo!
|7 weeks 5 days ago||On Green's second play||
You know - the one after he botched his assignment and missed the handoff from Gardner - he had as gaping a cutback lane as Smith had all game, and instead decided to burrow his head into Joe Burzynski's ass.
Having a faster first step doesn't mean shit if you lack vision and balance. If there's one former Michigan back Green runs like, it's Carlos Brown (but slower).
|7 weeks 6 days ago||For what it's worth guys||
Califan giving you this information strictly so that you can have a better idea of the truthiness of Roseboro's numbers.
He normally doesn't like to talk much about his ALL THAT IS MAN weightlifting prowess. That'd just be tacky.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Word.||
I'm with you, man. Always weird and creepy, but also repeated so often that it's utterly unimaginative and will never, ever be funny.
|10 weeks 11 hours ago||Now this some some unhinged-sounding shit||
Now this some some unhinged-sounding shit here.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Sweeping the nation||
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Hey!||
Both of their names have apostrophes!
But only one of them did anything violent in the video!
But still, high five!
|10 weeks 4 days ago||The Halo was Tom Goss's fuckup, not Martin's.||
The Halo was Tom Goss's fuckup, not Martin's. Sailboatin' and the Rodriguez hire have come to define him, but Martin was actually a pretty great AD.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||The ol' no-blocker bubble screen. 60% of the time,||
The ol' no-blocker bubble screen. 60% of the time, it works every time.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Holy shit||
'Multi-role family members' made me lose my shit.
You, my friend, are a poet.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Pipkins and Fox||
Two of the biggest positive data points to come out of this are that Pipkins has continued to keep his weight down, and, a bit further under the radar, that Chris Fox has dropped almost 30 lbs to get back to functional weight.
Has there been any buzz about Fox at all since the spring? He was one of the more highly-regarded linemen we brought in -- I remember seeing a couple of Buckeye threads where people actually admitted being disappointed they didn't land him -- but his injury caused him to balloon to critical mass. In the best-case scenario, he could push -- or even surpass -- Braden for the RT spot.
For those who may have forgotten, here's a tidbit from his recruiting post:
…a massive player with a solid base, and despite that mass, he moves very well. He's already built like a college lineman, and has time to add strength before contributing in college - even though he probably doesn't need to. Fox was one of the few players to win a rep against 2014's top player, Da'Shawn Hand, and was not soundly beat on any rep.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||This is exactly what I thought of the other day! I||
This is exactly what I thought of the other day! I bet Terry Richardson, Delonte Hollowell, and sans-pellet gun Boubacar could've been pretty good soccer players.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Disagree||
I watched Bradley on defense, and he hardly looked more engaged in that capacity than he did on the attack. Plenty of plays went right past him.
It was an all-around nightmare of a match.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Seriously||
Bradley has done shiny fuck-all in this match. He looks like Charlie Adam with less flair.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Yup.||
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Well||
He was a running back.
So you got that goin' for you, which is nice.
/just breaking your balls
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Nah||
Way, way too much of. an incompetent tit to be a robot.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||But, but||
Cato June was special, man!
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Harris looks really good, and if I was forced to||
Harris looks really good, and if I was forced to lay a bet on which back would be better as a college player, I might lean towards Harris.
But Isaac has already shown something at USC, while Harris has some of the same question marks about competition that Isaac did. As well as the standard variance that comes with 18 year old kids leaving home, etc.
I really wanted Isaac two classes ago, more than Dunn and way more than Green. I think there's a very good chance he could end up being a better player than Harris, even if you're only talking about him as a runner.
|21 weeks 20 hours ago||Inside scoop||
I wonder if Sam would be thrilled about you posting the gist of your conversation - in which he's critical of a young relative - on the internet for everyone to see.
|22 weeks 4 hours ago||Damn, son.||
You pretty much just blowtorched Klinsmann. Well done. Especially the last line.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Well thank you, sir.||
Well thank you, sir.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Basil Smotherman?||
Does he play in a tweed jacket while smoking a pipe? Does he have to sneak time on the court in between fox hunts? Does that fact that he's a character from Edwardian fiction hurt his upside?
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Those stats seem to suggest||
That he's currently Just A Shooter, so maybe he needs to develop other parts of his game.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Here's what people fail to understand||
Our knowledge of what coaches talk about or emphasize comes from press conferences, which matter fuck all to anyone but the fans themselves. To assume that all Hoke does is run around Schembecler bellowing about toughness and physicalness and tradition because that's what he talks about at the podium is a high expression of navel-gazing.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Non sequiturs for 500||
Yep, poor Donald has never got away with any bad behavior.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Strangely enough||
This really sounds like the ramblings of a drunk.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Wait||
I'm on the mobile site, so I can't check your other posts ...
But this is a joke, right?
|24 weeks 6 days ago||She seems||
She seems smart.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||'The very happy club'||
Holy black-nail-polish shit, with the emo, Brian. Right now I'm just going to snarkily suggest that maybe you're engaged in parody of the woebegone fan , but before too long I might honestly wonder.
|25 weeks 11 hours ago||@ypsituckyboy: One can||
One can complain about the timing of media stories without necessarily being happy that Sterling has prostate cancer (which he's apparently had for a while.) The OP could be read as mocking the ostensible narrative that is being forwarded by news stories which are now publicizing said cancer.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||I'm not necessarily arguing||
I'm not necessarily arguing with your overall conclusion, but losing starters from year to year does not by itself indicate a lack of roster depth.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Yes, yes, your lack of||
Yes, yes, your lack of pre-marital celibacy in general terms was what I was referring to. Not your claim to take advantage of chubby and insecure women in order to address your own insecurity. I'm just a member of the no-fun police jealous of how you were crushin' it with the ladies, brah.
Also: dime pieces? (Twice!) How fucking old are you? Are you an un-frozen caveman frat boy from 2001 or something?
|26 weeks 1 day ago||OSU has been far from walking all over us since||
OSU has been far from walking all over us since Hoke arrived.
MSU is a different story.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Ha||
Your wife is one lucky lady.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||I dunno||
For now I don't really Brian's NCAA bitching, as it might be keeping the inches devoted to football bitchiness down to a minimum.
Careful what you wish for and all that.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||EDIT: Shit, just realized --||
EDIT: Shit, just realized -- this is satire, right?
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed: acting like most||
Agreed: acting like most teams in the country do not also have coaches who did not play the position they are coaching seems to be an example of the pervasive bitchiness Brian's luxuriating in recently.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Well||
Like I say, Everton these days are a pretty likeable club from a neutral perspective.
As for Suarez, I know this is an unpopular opinion, but I think he's villified more than he deserves. The 'racist abuse' incident with Patrice Evra was somewhat manufactured and not even close to as sinister as shorthand references to the incident make it appear.*
He plays like a recently uncaged animal on the pitch at times, though, and will not hesitate to lie, cheat and steal in athletic terms in order to score and win. As a Liverpool fan, I get frustrated most of all with the diving, especially because for every dive there's a play where he gets the shit kicked out of him, stays up, and doesn't get the whistle. He contributes to a unvirtuous cycle wherein referees don't give him the benefit of the doubt sometimes because of his diving, which leads him to get frustrated with the lack of calls, which leads him to dive and exaggerate contact to get those calls.
I sometimes put the gloss on it that he's from the very poor streets of Montevideo and has learned to play football with the passion of someone whose had to kick and scrap for everything's he's ever received. And, by all accounts, he's a very quiet, low-key figure off the pitch who's devoted to his family. He's also arguably the best player in the league right now (other than Toure, I don't know who's even in the conversation.)
*Evra's claim(s), for example, that Suarez yelled out 'negro' five times in a row- wait, no, ten times in a row in the midst of a group of players while a corner kick was being taken are dubious and devoid of any substantiating evidence.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Ah, right||
Not trying to be an asshole here, but I'd sort of forgotten that City were still in the race, even though their chances have become pretty slim.* Glad there's a rational explanation!
*/knocks on wood furiously
|26 weeks 3 days ago||It's not really analogous,||
It's not really analogous, though, is it?
There are precious few actors referred to only as the name of their characters when they die. No one, that is, will say 'RIP, Indiana Jones,' when Harrison Ford dies, unless they're just trying to be cute.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Also||
Listing Rooney as an asset is completely mistaken, if you ask me. Rooney has the distinct look of 2011 Fernando Torres about him ... only he's getting paid 300k/week and no club is going to come even close to offering a big transfer fee to take him off United's fans.
Long term, United fans are absolutely going to rue the day they didn't take a huge load of cash for Rooney in the last transfer window when they had a chance.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Fun to watch teams||
I'd certainly add Southampton to the list -- and they've got even more hipster cred than Everton -- but I'm pretty sure that their two best players, Shaw and Lallana, are guaranteed to be moving to bigger clubs next year. Which is both a shame and utterly systemic in European soccer.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Wow||
You are honest to god the first neutral I've ever heard say 'I will be pulling for Chelsea.'
This is akin to, 'I will be pulling for the Riley Knicks' ... if the Knicks were owned by a Russian oligarch and Pat Riley nicknamed himself The Special One and gouged the eyes of opposing coaches.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Portsmouth||
Hey, they still won more trophies in that time than Arsenal have.
Or Moyes, for that matter.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Eh||
You can follow Everton if you can see yourself as a transatlantic Sparty -- their nickname courtesy of crosstown giants Liverpool is 'our wee neighbors' (or, more succinctly, the Bitters).
In fairness to Everton, though, they generally are impressively respectful when it comes to commemorating the Hillsborough tragedy, in which 96 Liverpool fans died. And they are playing some really exciting stuff under their new manager (Roberto Martinez), who, maybe not entirely coincidentally, was one of two finalists for the Liverpool job. In other words, Martinez is definitely no Dantonio and their style of play is a far cry from 60 minutes of unnecessary roughness. Jesus -- come to think of it, they really resembled MSU under the Moyes, the master of dour, ugly, someone-peed-in-my-cheerios-and-I'm-a-grumpy-fucker dross.
*Note that, while I follow Liverpool, I decided to do so for personal reasons -- long story -- in 2006, without even knowing about their Champions League victory in 2005 at the time. For those who follow closely, this is telling: the first Liverpool shirt I bought was Momo Sissokho's ... not that I'd go that route again, of course.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Arsenal||
Part of me agrees with you, as I harbor no animosity for Arsenal, and they usually play some attractive, attacking soccer.
But holy shit, I don't know if you want to advise someone to become attached to that team -- every single year, they look teriffic just long enough for their fans to finally let their guard down and think that this might be the year, only to collapse in a nightmarishly familiar way each and every time. (And still end up in fourth, of course ... a perfect spot from which to promise bigger and better things the following year.)
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Well ...||
United have the players to beat Real on a given day like Northwestern has the players to beat OSU on a given day.
That squad needs some serious rebuilding. As a Liverpool fan, I'm glad they have a £300k/week weight around their necks as they attempt to do so. But I'm actually looking forward to a real rivalry now that Liverpool have found their magic and United have jettisoned Fergie's narcissistic folly.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Like so many men of his generation ...||
I really liked the Warrior as a kid, but when he and his wackadoo website came across my radar as an adult a few years back, it became clear that he was some combination of not very bright, mentally unstable, or just an asshole. It's strange to see everyone here talk in reverential tones about what is essentially the passing of a fictional character from their childhood.
For those who are actually interested in berating me for ignoring the real man behind the face paint, I'll say this: while I'm sure it was a scintillating speech, nothing says 'I really care about my family' quite like abusing drugs to the point of fatal overdose.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||LB depth chart||
Am I the only one who thinks Gedeon might be the second-best LB we have, and would seem to fit the bill quite nicely at SAM?
|29 weeks 2 days ago||I don't know||
First thing I thought of when I saw that was: that poor bastard. Stadium steps at 6 am is one thing, but three hours at a time with Brandon?
This doesn't even sound plausible, if you ask me.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||JUST LOOK AT HOW HE'S WASTED CHRIS FOX AND||
JUST LOOK AT HOW HE'S WASTED CHRIS FOX AND LTT.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Yup.||
Also, the obvious answer with regard to Fox - even aside from the 'is freshman' one - is: injury.
Fox was very highly regarded, and I remember seeing some Buckeye fans saying he was the OL they were most upset about losing to us. He ballooned to about 350 after the injury, if I'm not mistaken, but if he continues to get back into shape he may be a big part of the story for the OL this year, I think.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Fuck you||
|34 weeks 7 hours ago||EDIT||
Jesus, nevermind. Should have Googled first.
Apparently Ashley Schaeffer is an entity who existed before this post.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||Ha||
This was the perfect response. I laughed.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||Wow||
The WLA schtick got pretty tiresome for me back in the days when dex was still posting here ... but reading that post makes me wonder what I was missing.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||If you really mean that||
If you honestly think the coaches should take the no. 98 back from Gardner, you're really just kind of a dumbass. There's really no way around it.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||Jesus man||
That was an incredible pass by Levert - the fact that it didn't get picked off, period, required something close to perfection.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||Exactly what I was thinking||
The most important fact here is that PeeWee did not blow back up to planetoid status. There is hope yet.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Facts||
Are for pussies.
These changes just feel wrong, and if there's one thing I know about Brian, it's that he likes to approach things by checking his gut feeling, not with all kinds of stats and objective analysis.
If there's a second thing I know about him, it's that he treasures consistency.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Mmm hmm||
I prefer to place my faith in anyone who can rack up an average of two conference wins per year.
But that's just me. YMMV.
Also, is this post evidence of you edging back to your White Goodman persona where you become obsessed with fat jokes? Dark times indeed.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||This is silly.||
Yes, yes. And I'm sure that if Hoke and co. were aiming for 'head of department' by stocking the team with gritty three-stars, you and everyone else would be applauding his pragmatism, not retching at his acceptance of mediocrity.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Fuck. I'll bite.||
How does one get forced into poor recruiting choices?
|34 weeks 3 days ago||E.G.||
To my knowledge, you literally just named the only two JUCOs at Michigan in the last 20 years.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||So you think Hoke should have||
So you think Hoke should have scrapped his entire defensive staff?
|34 weeks 3 days ago||That is one of the more||
That is one of the more convoluted ways to spin 'fired Borges because the offense was bad and hired Nussmeier' I can possibly imagine. Kudos.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||I think Mattison and Hoke||
I think Mattison and Hoke want to have an aggressive, dominating defense, and they're going all in to make that happen. Especially because the prospectus of the OL next year is dark and full of terrors, I don't think standing pat with a bend-but-don't-break type of outfit is a good idea, and I'm glad things are being shaken up.
If the defense was a bit of a tire fire last year and these moves were being made, I'd be more anxious about them. They are, instead, being made from a position of relative stability and strength, so to me there's little sense of flailing.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Yup||
Any sense of crisis begins and ends with the OL, to me.
But if we can find more reasons to be nervous and scared, why not drill into those seams for all they're worth in the meantime, right?
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Harris||
Everything I've heard is that Michigan is recruiting Weber fairly intensely at this point. Where did you hear that we promised Harris he'd be the only RB?
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Gedeon||
I'm totally with you as a Gedeon booster. I think he's gonna be a star. But if the coaches wanted Ryan and Gedeon on the field at the same time, I'm not sure why they wouldn't just keep Jake where he was at and slot Gedeon in as MIKE.
At any rate, I think Brian's stuck in an emo rut on this point -- perhaps the stated reasons for putting Ryan in at MIKE are actually, like, thought out and stuff: they want taller players at MIKE to be able to see into the backfield and read plays better; they want more athleticism at MIKE to be able to cover sideline to sideline; teams had been scheming away from Ryan and this will get him more involved in every snap. While Morgan is solid, he's generally not much of a playmaker (and yes, I remember the interception). I'd think the coaching staff would be in for more criticism if they were willing to stand pat with a B/B+, run-stuffing type guy at MIKE than trying to Adapt to the New Spread Reality, but hey, I'm probably just an apologist.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||What now?||
That's window pane, son! Bad color on Nuss, though.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Maybe I'm dense ...||
But I'm totally failing to understand why medals per capita is so obviously the proper metric. America's a big, populous country. This gives it an advantage, in that there are greater chances for genetic combinations that make for good athletes. But why does it make sense to try to set that advantage aside?
Sort of reminds me of arguments I used to have with my buddy about Shaq in his heyday. He used to argue that if Shaq was, say, 6'4", he'd barely be able to play college ball. But he's not 6'4". He's a damn battleship. That's why he was so good.
|35 weeks 11 hours ago||EDIT (Double post)||
Me and Blue Bunny messed around and got the rare triple-double combo post.
You done got out-executed, MGoBoard.
|35 weeks 11 hours ago||Good post,||
But I think it's Garry.
|35 weeks 11 hours ago||I dunno||
I had got back to assuming wins in those games in 2012, which is why flirting with the Toledo Nightmare Zone last year was such a painful fucking experience.
I really, really don't want non-boring cupcake games 'round here no more.
|35 weeks 11 hours ago||"Through with him"||
Just make sure you let him down easy. You know he's gonna be plenty broken up about it as it is.
|35 weeks 11 hours ago||PREACH||
Tony Dungy will join the staff as DC.
He's from Jackson, ya know.
|35 weeks 11 hours ago||What scares me ...||
What I'm hoping it doesn't mean is that Ryan still hasn't -- and potentially won't -- get back the explosiveness he had pre-injury.
Of course, it doesn't seem at all unlikely that on obvious passing downs Ryan will be turned loose in a non-traditional MIKE/full-on QB murderin' type of role. So let's hold on to that.
|35 weeks 11 hours ago||Maybe I'm being thick here||
But isn't Gedeon at SAM an ideal solution if Ryan is the new MIKE? My understanding is that he's athletic enough to either rush the passer, get to the sideline, or drop in coverage. And he's big. Are they just trying to keep him at MIKE so he's as ready as possible to step in next year? I hope not, because I don't think holding anything back -- at all -- this year makes sense.
Personally, I think Ryan and Gedeon are the two most talented players in the LB corps, so I'd like to see both of them on the field. But I'm no expert.
|35 weeks 11 hours ago||Let me answer your question with another question||
Did you try to actually compare the, you know, statistics to those from other teams?
|35 weeks 11 hours ago||Work on it||
Even within your little logical structure here -- which I think is flawed -- how does moving Mark Smith to DL coach mean that he's being demoted? He only had two of the three LB positions last year, and we've heard time and again how much Hoke and Mattison (rightly) value DL play. So maybe the idea is that Mattison was spread too thin, and Hoke thought Smith could actually inject more aggressiveness into the DL.
Overall, it's kind of a shit contribution.
|35 weeks 1 day ago||The more you know||
The more you know ...
|35 weeks 2 days ago||Phil Sims||
Is the dumbest motherfucker I've ever heard call an NFL game. Try to find video of him watching clear evidence that a call should be overturned, then jabbering for two minutes about how you still need to see the play in 'bang-bang time' to make a conclusion. I hate it when a game I want to watch is on CBS.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||OK||
So you're just yelling things about Rodriguez even if they don't have anything to do with the offensive line, then.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||Statistics!||
Yep, from 3-7 wins in only three years. Improvement!
|35 weeks 3 days ago||(Unless your comment is satire)||
/dismissive wanking motion
|35 weeks 3 days ago||You can use caps all you want||
Offensive line depth post-Rodriguez = crater. Indisputable.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||I might be missing a fairly||
I might be missing a fairly subtle joke, but Middlebury's, like, a really good school.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Holy shit||
Those two remind me of the fucking Bluths, man. That picture is an instant classic.
I'd personally like to see J. Ira added to the Lloyd Brady Photoshop Pantheon.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Weird for a football coach||
But this phenomenon has been around for a while in the form of endowed professorships.
EDIT: Shit, late to the party. Spen too much time looking for a list of endowed professorships at UM before hitting the save button.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||Our program||
Should cut down on carbs, and be mindful that strength training is as important as cardio.
I want our program to look respectable in yoga pants in 2-3 years, TOPS.
|36 weeks 2 days ago||Ha||
|37 weeks 7 hours ago||FOOTE||
|37 weeks 8 hours ago||Hey you||
You can take all your 'perspective' and 'knowledge based upon experience' and stick it straight up your ass, chief. We here on the MGoBoard understand that the prevailing mood on Michigan-themed blogs is what makes or breaks coaching staffs.
|37 weeks 8 hours ago||Agreed||
Brian has adopted this line, which can be used as a stick to beat Hoke with no matter what he does. What evidence is there that Brandon has anything to do with football decisions? The fact that he's on the sideline and fucking loves getting his mug in front of cameras? The notion - similarly founded upon nary a piece of identifiable evidence - of the undying loyalty for Borges that Hoke developed in five years? (And no, the fact that Hoke said he 'did not anticipate staff changes' is not evidence that he wasn't looking for a replacement OC after the season).
Hoke has to continually tell people he's in charge because the media, including Brian, have a struck upon a narrative and, terrier-like, they're not gonna fucking give up their new toy until a newer and squeakier one comes along. What do you want him to say when the question comes up? No comment?
This shit is happening because of 7-6. End of. Hoke was just as much in charge in 2011 as he is now. Brian is dipping his toe into sports talk radio territory here, likely because for him anything involving Brandon has become an irresistible red cape at which to charge.
|37 weeks 12 hours ago||Good to anticipate arguments||
But you really, really do like to talk about MSU.
|37 weeks 1 day ago||In this metaphor||
What, then, is Jabrill Peppers?
|37 weeks 1 day ago||Wow.||
If you're gonna go there, go in with both feet.
The comment. I mean the comment.
|37 weeks 1 day ago||(No subject)||
|37 weeks 1 day ago||Don't forget||
The Sheep Teaching and Research Institute.
Which begs the question: what, exactly, are they teaching the sheep in East Lansing?
|37 weeks 2 days ago||Beseech the media||
I didn't hear any excuses or pleading out of Hoke in this presser - in fact, one reporter seemed to want him to pin some lack of development on individual players, and he unwaveringly said that everyone they've recruited is the right kind of player for Michigan (the point being that nothing they've done since coming here has made that any different.)
|37 weeks 2 days ago||Word||
We really should have helped Terry Richardson and Delonte Hollowell grow a few inches. Where is the improvement from year to year with this coaching staff?
|37 weeks 2 days ago||Yup||
Brady sure is stubborn about not playing those younger players.
I mean, right?
|37 weeks 4 days ago||The credibility of the military numbers is||
The credibility of the military numbers is dubious, as they are generated by an entirely internal process. To take at face value the military's numbers about military sexual assaults as determined by military tribunals is either credulous to the point of being the slow kid in class or willfully ignorant. You didn't do any damn research worth the eight letters in the word - you found one hack article from one disreputable rag and picked one bullshit statistic out of it. But killer job finding one anecdotal example and pretending it supports your whole argument. You win this month's Recruiting Rankings Don't Matter Because Mike Hart Award. Bonus points for doing it in the service of casting doubt upon rape victims, obvs.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||I question your conclusion||
... or at least your memory. Beyer did an admirable job, but he had nowhere near the impact that Ryan had in 2012, IMO.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||Yes||
The credibility of numbers matters not. Any numbers advance a discussion in a helpful manner.
|38 weeks 5 hours ago||Now this||
Is a well-thought-out, carefully constructed, insightful comment.
|38 weeks 5 hours ago||Pathetic||
Mealy-mouthed hand-wringing. That article, which I'm conflicted about having clicked on, flies in the face of all credible research regarding the miniscule percentage of false rape accusations. By the military's own estimation, there are relatively many unfounded accusations of sexual assault? Well fucking paint me green and call me Gumby. I can't tell if you're willfully ignorant about this or if you're just that fucking gullible.
Also, the Washington Times is your source? The fucking Moonie newspaper? What did the National Enquirer say? I'm just not comfortable with this unless we hear from the Executive Intelligence Review, either. Can we make sure this is corroborated by Scientology News?
|38 weeks 1 day ago||Don't get me wrong||
Me neither, man. I was just arguing semantics. I'm fully glad that this is a roadblock that Gibbons would have to overcome with some seriously persuasive explainin'.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah||
I'm not saying Lewan* is pure of heart or anything, and maybe he would've said the same thing to the victim he did to her friend.
What are these multiple first-hand account, and how did you come by them?
|38 weeks 2 days ago||I agree with you that Gibbons||
I agree with you that Gibbons should have been at the very least handed a yearlong suspension in 2009.
But I think it's somewhat unfair to suggest that Hoke should have come in, re-opened an investigation into an incident that did not occur during his tenure as coach, and then disciplined Gibbons following his own investigation. I would go so far as to say that no coach in the country would have done so.
Which makes the case distinct from Bullough's. It's misguided to suggest that, once the ball was dropped in 2009, the coaching staff was responsible for taking any action until the new developments of 2013.
Also, it sure seems to me that Bullough's been shielded from the legal system much more effectively than Gibbons ever was. And, important as the Rose Bowl was for MSU football players, expulsion is still a more severe punishment. MSU sure did a better job from a PR perspective, though, admittedly.
|38 weeks 2 days ago||I actually do think it makes||
I actually do think it makes a difference, to be honest.
It's an awful thing to say, but here's what I think is the difference: if Lewan* said this directly to the victim, it would be almost impossible to conclude that he was not trying to directly intimidate the victim and dissuade her from pressing charges. Not to mention the fact that it would be considerably more traumatic for the victim to hear this directly from Lewan.
Having been made to the friend, it's possible to interpret Lewan's* words to be an utterly loathsome expression of anger and frustration, but not necessarily one meant to threaten the victim.
To put it another way, I find it much less likely that it would be taken as a credible threat if it were delivered to the victim by the victim's friend, but if it were said by Lewan directly to the victim, it would be a different matter.
*I still haven't seen anything apart from Doug Smith's individual assertions that show Lewan made these threats. Can anyone point me to a better source?
EDIT: I should note that, if Lewan actually did issue the threat to the victim's friend, I think he should have faced a lengthy suspension at the very least. It just kind of bothers me that everyone seems to be just taking Doug Smith's word on this.
|38 weeks 2 days ago||I don't know||
Even if he were to be reinstated, I'd think this whole thing would have made it pretty tough to get a job in social work.
|38 weeks 2 days ago||Maybe others have asked you||
Maybe others have asked you this, but I don't see it.
How do you know that the victim attempted to pursue a complaint and was not allowed to do so by the university?
|38 weeks 2 days ago||Again, I'm not defending||
Again, I'm not defending Lewan, just trying to make sure I know what's going on.
What, precisely, was reported to the University by two football players? Do we know that these two football players reported threats made by Lewan? How do we know about this report and the contents thereof?
|38 weeks 2 days ago||Is there a police report||
Is there a police report which says that Lewan issued the threats? I remember going to the Washtenaw Watchdog site and seeing no mention of Lewan in the report, even though the dude put a footnote next to his statement that Lewan threatened the victim.
Maybe I'm not current on what has been disclosed.
|38 weeks 2 days ago||To be fair, Bullough's||
To be fair, Bullough's situation was a much more straightforward situation, where a kid fucked up and was suspended by the team. In Gibbons' case, he didn't play because of an investigation into an incident from 2009.
Gibbons has been expelled by the university. Bullough had to miss the Rose Bowl, but isn't facing any discipline from the university itself, so far as I know. The two situations are really not analogous.
|38 weeks 2 days ago||I really don't see where||
I really don't see where Swazi said he would've been okay with Gibbons playing if he wasn't hurt.
|38 weeks 2 days ago||One point||
I think people are exaggerating the degree to which the 'family issues' explanation really elicited sympathy for Gibbons. Any time there's a vague answer like that I personally assume the player is dealing with something embarrassing; my guess with regard to Gibbons would have been a drinking problem, to be honest.
It was a dumb thing to say, but the standard answer of 'violation of team rules' may have been awkward as well, since it wasn't really a violation but instead an administrative decision made by the university regarding a violation which occurred four yeats earlier that was at issue.
'Personal issues' would probably have been better, but I wouldn't find it hard to believe that's what Hoke meant to say. I don't know if you guys noticed, but he's not exactly a fluent user of word-type utterances in those press conferences.
Gibbons should have been kicked off the team in 2009. The major concern with regard to Hoke and the athletic department is whether they tried to impede the OSCR process so as to maintain Gibbons' eligibility. However, I find this to be extremely unlikely, and I don't know what means could have been at their disposal to so impede said process. Also, sitting him for the OSU game doesn't really seem like a win-at-all-costs type of decision. To me, this seems much more like an ugly PR fuckup than a failure of morality and institutional control.
|39 weeks 11 hours ago||Jayru from the top ropes||
Ace, I get that you're trying to curb people being mean to high schoolers in a general sense, and that's certainly noble ... but hoping Campbell 'sorts through his issues' just sounds mealy-mouthed and silly. Do we also hope that Corey Troop and Glen Winston just get in touch with their best selves and find inner peace? This is not a kid being a kid and making mistakes.
Also, the proprietor of the site just made a pretty decent stab at MSU for this very incident, so there's a bit of dissonance here.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||Terry Foster's Safari Planet||
Terry Foster is not an accredited journalist, nor does he hold an advanced degree in any of the humanities or social sciences. He is simply an enthusiastic young man with a sixth grade education and an abiding love for the sound of his own voice.
|41 weeks 13 hours ago||Yep||
Let's blame Fred for the fact that he didn't produce any NFL-caliber backs from 2008-10, for starters.
Toussaint's failure to learn how to pass block seems to be the most obvious thing to point to when you're talking about Jackson's shortcomings, but if you think back to all of the backs we've had who were great pass protectors, it calls into question whether Toussaint simply didn't have what it took, for whatever reason. I'm guessing that in a year where there was more depth than two freshman (one of whom was on the pizza milkshake diet plan coming into camp) Toussaint would've been on the bench early on for his blocking ineptitude.
The most obvious strikes against Jackson in the past few years seem to be his failure to do much with Carlos Brown and Mike Shaw. They were both solid 4-star guys, but I'd argue that a RB who's built like a slot and goes down easily even in high school is tricky clay out of which to mold a productive back. YMMV. Also, Rawls hasn't progressed, but he wasn't ever very highly regarded out of high school (except by Fred and his son, but we all know the drill there.)
On the positive side of the ledger, Jackson turned 3-4 star FB Brandon Minor into a very productive back. He also maximized the talent of Vincent Smith, I'd say. Poor Damn Toussaint improved drastically as a runner until the OL disintegrated. And Drake Johnson, whom Ace deemed unworthy of D1 football while at Pioneer, was supposed to have made huge strides before he tore his ACL in camp.
In conclusion: Jackson may not have set the world on fire the past few years, but I'd say there have been more successes than failures. And over the years he's coached some really great players. Everyone shitting on him around here lately is really starting to irritate me.
|41 weeks 1 day ago||Damn||
He makes Peppers look foolish on that long TD run.
|41 weeks 1 day ago||God have mercy on your soul||
Have you watched any Michigan football aside from the BWW bowl?
|41 weeks 1 day ago||Carpetbaggin'||
It's also possible that Nussmeier wasn't a huge fan of the Deep South, for whatever reason. Looking at his resume, he's mostly bounced around in northern climes, with the exception of his stint with the Rams.
|44 weeks 3 days ago||Women||
I heard their periods attract bears.
|45 weeks 4 days ago||250 words||
Of unadulterated pissiness.
|45 weeks 5 days ago||Hey guys!||
I'd burn some couches for a title, amirite?? 'Cause we had a shitty year, ya know?
Oh - I'm the 12th person to make that comment in this thread? My bad.
|45 weeks 6 days ago||State of the site||
If Brian's going to start banning more freely, I'd hope your trollin' days are numbered.
|45 weeks 6 days ago||U r very wise & I rly appreciate ur||
U r very wise & I rly appreciate ur insights
|45 weeks 6 days ago||Brandon Minor||
Was a three-star fullback. Hes pretty clearly in the success column for Jackson's coaching.
|45 weeks 6 days ago||Science||
If you self-flagellate enough, it actually starts to feel good. Just make sure you don't let up.
|45 weeks 6 days ago||Huh||
Given relative talent and experience, I sure thought Urban got his ass resoundingly outcoached a week ago.
|46 weeks 3 hours ago||Oy.||
Going to a blog that's moderated like the military? I don't think that's precisely the image the proprietor wants to cultivate here.
|46 weeks 1 day ago||False||
Pizza delivery guys were legitimately terrified of BooBoo.
|46 weeks 1 day ago||I don't know about the competition level overall,||
I don't know about the competition level overall, but there's at least one clip in Way's highlights where the CB (playing right up on the line!!) looked like a 12 year old. I think he's good, but that type of production against high-level competition would make him a 5 star.
|46 weeks 3 days ago||Also||
Grady was drunk most of the time. So there's that.
|46 weeks 3 days ago||Dude||
I've got some concerns about Jackson, though those have somewhat receded based on the performances of Smith and Green.
But man, you're really out to get him. Hart didn't improve much from day 1? That's because he was really damn good from day 1. What's Fred gonna do, teach him how to be fast? Vincent Smith was 5'6" and weighed 170. I think his talent was maxed out. And don't let the Double Jackson Hype make you believe that Rawls was more than a three star guy.
Shaw and Tousaint might raise some flags, but Smith is to Jackson's credit. And if Green continues to improve his balance, I'll be saying Fred Jackson is like Bo, but more charismatic.
|46 weeks 3 days ago||Driving me nuts||
As a coachin' guy, can you explain something to me? Why, all of a sudden, could our back pick up blitzes on Saturday? Even Fitz! I seen it! Honestly, how does that just suddenly happen?
|46 weeks 4 days ago||IS UNACCEPTABLE||
I reject this mediocrity! I do not accept it!
It is unacceptable.
I will not embrace it in a tree, or in the rain, or the sleet or snow. Or anywhich way.
David Brand-on might accept our irrelevance, our Notre Dame slide obscurity bolivian, but I Will. Not. Accept.
|46 weeks 5 days ago||Not knocking Smith||
Knocking the wisdom of running him into a stacked line on short yardage plays, which Rodriguez used to do.
(Note: Borges also did this in The Game 2012, which caused me to throw a fucking hat at the TV, scream "IT'S FUCKING RODRIGUEZ FUCKFUCKSHIT" or some such like a lunatic, and throw my Gorgeous Al Borges t-shirt into the trash.)
|46 weeks 5 days ago||Goddammit||
Brian's profits would suffer if the content wasn't free.
Profits. Like, the money he makes from the blog.
|46 weeks 5 days ago||Passing strange||
Also, looks as though 'zona was stopped on three different 4th and 1s in that game. Weird. If only Rodriguez had a big, bruising mooseback to just plow ahead and pick up the first down. You know - like Vincent Smith.
|46 weeks 5 days ago||Is this satire?||
I have no idea what you're trying to say. It's like a pastiche of several talking points that have become well-worn over the past few weeks, but without a unifying point. Was that the idea?
|46 weeks 5 days ago||Free||
I like MGoBlog. I like Brian.
But if he didn't give people the content for free, my guess is he'd make a lot less money from the blog.* (Spoiler: this is Brian's job. As in he earns a living from the money it generates.) It's not an act of kindness to make the blog free.
Should we be grateful that, say, si.com generously gives away so much free content?
|46 weeks 5 days ago||Biased||
I fucking hate when my students say that someone or something is 'biased', especially without further explanation. It ends up being a totally vacuous way to say 'I don't like it.'
|46 weeks 6 days ago||You don't understand!||
They were making sacrifices for the greater good! They are the warrior poets who dared stay home and complain on the MGoBoard! They are heroes!
YOU NEED THEM ON THAT WALL*
*At home. The wall at home.
|46 weeks 6 days ago||That's completely fucking false.||
Was a nice play though.
|46 weeks 6 days ago||True||
Do you want to see OSU fans crowing about Meyer going undefeated through two full seasons and winning a national championship?
|46 weeks 6 days ago||Damn||
Dude closed the discussion! Killer tactical move, bra!
|47 weeks 2 days ago||Know what?||
This is the best way to put it. Lately, MGoBlog has made a really fucking joyless season even harder for me to take. It's some kind of weird self-flagellation for me to read it -- especially the comments.
Does it make me a fairweather fan to take a break? Does it make me fickle? Will it make me realize just how fucking insiginifcant my little act of protest might be in the grander operation of the blog? (Looking at you, Staying Away from the Stadium Freedom Fighters.)
|47 weeks 2 days ago||Hey||
This guy's a lawyer. Just wanted to make sure you caught that.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||I mean ...||
It's a good idea ... but I don't know if it's that good.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||SCIENCE.||
|47 weeks 2 days ago||BUT PAWWWLL||
He was just runnin' Rich Rod's offense!
|47 weeks 2 days ago||Edit||
I'd only written one rather bland sentence, but having scrolled down I realize that any direct response is more than dude deserves.
|48 weeks 1 day ago||Truth.||
|48 weeks 2 days ago||Five Star-Struck||
I see you, Whitlock.
|48 weeks 3 days ago||Interesting thought||
I think Backus-Jansen is the fairly clear leader ... of guys who've played in my lifetime. I know Deardorf and Paris were noted badasses, but I don't know anything about Muransky or Harpring. Anyone with memories of those guys?
|48 weeks 3 days ago||He's absolutely right||
At this juncture, a bunch of people who know at best very little about offensive line play have already passed a verdict upon Funck.
So whatever this Lewan fella is talking about is probably just a bunch of bullshit.
|48 weeks 4 days ago||Aw, hamburgers||
Maybe this is an archaic attitude -- gender equality and all that -- but I was hoping this would be a recruit for a men's team so I could feel better making the obvious Deadwood joke (Wu).
|48 weeks 6 days ago||I like it when people use the 'sheep' metaphor||
Because then I know they are usually really smart and independent thinkers.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||So help me god||
If Hoke's out on a sailboat, I'm going to develop a huffing problem.
|49 weeks 3 days ago||Thread closed. Winner declared.||
I really want to believe that this is one of the best trolls ever conceived. And that the 'I'm gonna get killed for this' is just one more layer of genius on top of an impossibly light and fluffy troll cake.
But if not, holy fucking pants. Everything Kiffin has touched since USC has turned to shit. Everything. His last employer hated him so much they all but got a restraining order and had security throw him out onto the sidewalk.
This board is on FIYYAH.
|49 weeks 3 days ago||This||
Is what can happen when you run two-man routes and max protect. Sometimes, it takes a while for two bracketed receivers to get open.
Also, I think the sense that they've essentially cowed Gardner by emphasizing turnovers over everything else -- as Brian said, I think Gardner the gunslingin' turnover machine is actually better than Gardner the tackling dummy (somewhere in between would be extra rad, of course).
|50 weeks 19 hours ago||Perfect||
Whitlock's horseshit about Lewan was bad, but it at least had the barest nugget of 'fact' in it - Lewan did, indeed, forego the NFL draft to play another year for Michigan.*
But I'm 99% certain the Shane Morris jab was oulled entirely out of one of the folds of Whitlock's expansive ass. I feel like he did a Google image search, saw Shane's yearbook photo, and felt ready to drop some knowledge.
*Which looks pretty much like Clowney's situation, if you just squint a bit and hold your breath until you pass out.
|50 weeks 6 days ago||Yikes.||
I want to say about 95% of armchair fans come up with exactly the same suggestions you just did. Press more! Blitz more! Rattle them QBs! It's so simple I can't believe he doesn't see it!
Mattison moved Michigan's defense from the triple digits to top 20 in one year. He's one of the best DCs in the game. I want to say that there's a bit more to coaching a defense than "PRESSURE!".
|50 weeks 6 days ago||Witvoet?||
I actually have always thought that he has a bit of a soft spot for Michigan. Pretty sure Penn State fans put him at the forefront of the Grand Wolverine Officiating Conspiracy.