that is nice bonus change
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Now this some some unhinged-sounding shit||
Now this some some unhinged-sounding shit here.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Sweeping the nation||
|2 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!
|2 weeks 5 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.
|3 weeks 4 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.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Holy shit||
'Multi-role family members' made me lose my shit.
You, my friend, are a poet.
|5 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.
|9 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.
|10 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.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Seriously||
Bradley has done shiny fuck-all in this match. He looks like Charlie Adam with less flair.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Yup.||
|11 weeks 10 hours ago||Well||
He was a running back.
So you got that goin' for you, which is nice.
/just breaking your balls
|11 weeks 10 hours ago||Nah||
Way, way too much of. an incompetent tit to be a robot.
|11 weeks 10 hours ago||But, but||
Cato June was special, man!
|12 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.
|13 weeks 1 day 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.
|14 weeks 18 hours ago||Damn, son.||
You pretty much just blowtorched Klinsmann. Well done. Especially the last line.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Well thank you, sir.||
Well thank you, sir.
|15 weeks 3 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?
|16 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.
|16 weeks 4 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.
|17 weeks 3 hours ago||Non sequiturs for 500||
Yep, poor Donald has never got away with any bad behavior.
|17 weeks 3 hours ago||Strangely enough||
This really sounds like the ramblings of a drunk.
|17 weeks 3 hours ago||Wait||
I'm on the mobile site, so I can't check your other posts ...
But this is a joke, right?
|17 weeks 3 hours ago||She seems||
She seems smart.
|17 weeks 3 hours 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.
|17 weeks 1 day 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.
|17 weeks 4 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.
|18 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?
|18 weeks 2 days 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.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Ha||
Your wife is one lucky lady.
|18 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.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||EDIT: Shit, just realized --||
EDIT: Shit, just realized -- this is satire, right?
|18 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.
|18 weeks 4 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.
|18 weeks 4 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
|18 weeks 4 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.
|18 weeks 4 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.
|18 weeks 4 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.
|18 weeks 4 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.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Portsmouth||
Hey, they still won more trophies in that time than Arsenal have.
Or Moyes, for that matter.
|18 weeks 4 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.
|18 weeks 4 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.)
|18 weeks 4 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.
|20 weeks 3 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.
|20 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?
|21 weeks 3 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.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||JUST LOOK AT HOW HE'S WASTED CHRIS FOX AND||
JUST LOOK AT HOW HE'S WASTED CHRIS FOX AND LTT.
|21 weeks 4 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.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Fuck you||
|26 weeks 21 hours ago||EDIT||
Jesus, nevermind. Should have Googled first.
Apparently Ashley Schaeffer is an entity who existed before this post.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Ha||
This was the perfect response. I laughed.
|26 weeks 2 days 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.
|26 weeks 2 days 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.
|26 weeks 2 days 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.
|26 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.
|26 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.
|26 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.
|26 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.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Fuck. I'll bite.||
How does one get forced into poor recruiting choices?
|26 weeks 3 days ago||E.G.||
To my knowledge, you literally just named the only two JUCOs at Michigan in the last 20 years.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||So you think Hoke should have||
So you think Hoke should have scrapped his entire defensive staff?
|26 weeks 4 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.
|26 weeks 4 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.
|26 weeks 4 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?
|26 weeks 4 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?
|26 weeks 4 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.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||What now?||
That's window pane, son! Bad color on Nuss, though.
|27 weeks 4 min 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.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||EDIT (Double post)||
Me and Blue Bunny messed around and got the rare triple-double combo post.
You done got out-executed, MGoBoard.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Good post,||
But I think it's Garry.
|27 weeks 1 day 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.
|27 weeks 1 day 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.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||PREACH||
Tony Dungy will join the staff as DC.
He's from Jackson, ya know.
|27 weeks 1 day 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.
|27 weeks 1 day 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.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Let me answer your question with another question||
Did you try to actually compare the, you know, statistics to those from other teams?
|27 weeks 1 day 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.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||The more you know||
The more you know ...
|27 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.
|27 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.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Statistics!||
Yep, from 3-7 wins in only three years. Improvement!
|27 weeks 3 days ago||(Unless your comment is satire)||
/dismissive wanking motion
|27 weeks 3 days ago||You can use caps all you want||
Offensive line depth post-Rodriguez = crater. Indisputable.
|27 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.
|27 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.
|27 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.
|28 weeks 11 hours 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.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||Ha||
|29 weeks 21 hours ago||FOOTE||
|29 weeks 22 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.
|29 weeks 23 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.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||Good to anticipate arguments||
But you really, really do like to talk about MSU.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||In this metaphor||
What, then, is Jabrill Peppers?
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Wow.||
If you're gonna go there, go in with both feet.
The comment. I mean the comment.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||(No subject)||
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Don't forget||
The Sheep Teaching and Research Institute.
Which begs the question: what, exactly, are they teaching the sheep in East Lansing?
|29 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.)
|29 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?
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Yup||
Brady sure is stubborn about not playing those younger players.
I mean, right?
|29 weeks 5 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.
|29 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.
|30 weeks 3 hours ago||Yes||
The credibility of numbers matters not. Any numbers advance a discussion in a helpful manner.
|30 weeks 19 hours ago||Now this||
Is a well-thought-out, carefully constructed, insightful comment.
|30 weeks 20 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?
|30 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'.
|30 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?
|30 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.
|30 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.
|30 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.
|30 weeks 3 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?
|30 weeks 3 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?
|30 weeks 3 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.
|30 weeks 3 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.
|30 weeks 3 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.
|30 weeks 3 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.
|31 weeks 1 day 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.
|33 weeks 13 hours 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.
|33 weeks 1 day 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.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Damn||
He makes Peppers look foolish on that long TD run.
|33 weeks 2 days ago||God have mercy on your soul||
Have you watched any Michigan football aside from the BWW bowl?
|33 weeks 2 days 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.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||Women||
I heard their periods attract bears.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||250 words||
Of unadulterated pissiness.
|37 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.
|37 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.
|38 weeks 6 hours ago||U r very wise & I rly appreciate ur||
U r very wise & I rly appreciate ur insights
|38 weeks 7 hours ago||Brandon Minor||
Was a three-star fullback. Hes pretty clearly in the success column for Jackson's coaching.
|38 weeks 7 hours ago||Science||
If you self-flagellate enough, it actually starts to feel good. Just make sure you don't let up.
|38 weeks 7 hours ago||Huh||
Given relative talent and experience, I sure thought Urban got his ass resoundingly outcoached a week ago.
|38 weeks 18 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.
|38 weeks 2 days ago||False||
Pizza delivery guys were legitimately terrified of BooBoo.
|38 weeks 2 days 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.
|38 weeks 4 days ago||Also||
Grady was drunk most of the time. So there's that.
|38 weeks 4 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.
|38 weeks 4 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?
|38 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.
|38 weeks 6 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.)
|38 weeks 6 days ago||Goddammit||
Brian's profits would suffer if the content wasn't free.
Profits. Like, the money he makes from the blog.
|38 weeks 6 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.
|38 weeks 6 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?
|38 weeks 6 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?
|38 weeks 6 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.'
|38 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.
|38 weeks 6 days ago||That's completely fucking false.||
Was a nice play though.
|38 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?
|38 weeks 6 days ago||Damn||
Dude closed the discussion! Killer tactical move, bra!
|39 weeks 3 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.)
|39 weeks 3 days ago||Hey||
This guy's a lawyer. Just wanted to make sure you caught that.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||I mean ...||
It's a good idea ... but I don't know if it's that good.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||SCIENCE.||
|39 weeks 3 days ago||BUT PAWWWLL||
He was just runnin' Rich Rod's offense!
|39 weeks 3 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.
|40 weeks 2 days ago||Truth.||
|40 weeks 3 days ago||Five Star-Struck||
I see you, Whitlock.
|40 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?
|40 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.
|40 weeks 5 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).
|41 weeks 5 hours ago||I like it when people use the 'sheep' metaphor||
Because then I know they are usually really smart and independent thinkers.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||So help me god||
If Hoke's out on a sailboat, I'm going to develop a huffing problem.
|41 weeks 4 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.
|41 weeks 4 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).
|42 weeks 1 day 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.
|43 weeks 7 hours 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!".
|43 weeks 7 hours 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.
|43 weeks 8 hours ago||I like this guy||
|43 weeks 3 days ago||I agree with this||
What worries me about Green is not just that he's failed to pull up trees when playing behind ... less-than-stellar run-blocking. It's that the same flaws that were apparent but overshadowed by that sweet, sweet size-speed ratio are predominanting now. If you look at his HS junior-year highlights, he had noticably poor balance. Like worse-than-Carlos-Brown balance. This improved by his senior year, but was by no means elite. Now, maybe this means he can continue to improve year by year, but I think that might be optimistic - RBs don't usually seem to be able to fix central flaws like 'speed' or 'agility' or 'balance' just by training harder.
I just think about the IU game - on one zone play, he bounced outside and IU had - by rights - lost contain. I'm not worried that Green wasn't fast enough to simply run past the DE/LB to the corner without being touched - dude's a big boy, and not everyone can be Ty Wheatley. But I am worried that the slightest of contact with his feet made him come down like a ton of bricks. Green's highlights seemed to me to be those of a really fast, big guy, with relatievly quick feet, who usually went down with first contact unless he was hit really high. That's been borne out so far in my estimation, so let's hope it's a sample size and conditioning-based issue and not a real and abiding weakness to his game.
|44 weeks 4 days ago||There's no way I'd put Gallon behind Toomer and||
There's no way I'd put Gallon behind Toomer and Manningham. Maybe in terms of raw physical talent. But in terms of actual footbaw production, I don't think it's very difficult to put Gallon first. Manningham, for one thing, did much of his damage in offenses where he was much less a focal point than Gallon has been since Gardner took over.
And Toomer was/is kind of a dick. So there.
|44 weeks 6 days ago||My snowflake:||
Big John needs to get Stribling a jersey that allows him to raise his fucking arms above his head.
|44 weeks 6 days ago||Gardner||
I was with you until the second half, when somehow, some way, Gardner flipped a switch and looked like the guy who played against Notre Dame. Which, of course, makes it even more inexcusable that the coaches acted like the absolute worst thing in the world would be to out the ball in his hands in OT. Great way to build confidence, that.
|45 weeks 4 hours ago||Word.||
I don't know enough (read: anything) about the specifics of O-line coaching, so I'm only making vague inferences here. But at the moment, the only truly successful O-linemen under Hoke have been players who matured under Greg Frey - Lewan, Schofield, and Molk. I understand that part of the issue is a transition in scheme, and some of this may be related to Al flailing about wildly in terms of the running game. Much of it, certainly, relates to the youth at the position.
Still, the results so far have certainly given some cause for concern, and the performance of Kalis raises a red flag for me. A kid with all the plaudits in the world - based not only on upside, but on physical readiness and superior technique for a HS kid - struggling this badly in his second year in the progam is troubling, OL recruiting uncertainty be damned.
Next year, there are certainly enough bullets in the chamber, recruiting wise, that some grouping of five of them should be at least serviceable. If not, we're going to quickly begin to resemble Sparty East, only with about 3x the raw talent on offense.
|46 weeks 3 days ago||Half right||
Only an asshole like Travis -- a petty, not-all-that bright asshole -- would seize upon such a minor typo in response to this level of truth bomb. This is because he is indeed, as so wonderfully diagnosed above, an infected boil on the ass of college football. Now, 'exploit you for' in a comment solely devoted to grammar pedantry ... that's something which eliminates credibilty. Just a thought.
EDIT: Please note that, despite the snark aimed your way, I am not trying to call you a petty, not-all-that-bright asshole. I really only mean that about Travis. The infected boil truth bomb was not aimed at you, so you're not responding to it directly, and therefore don't fall within the bounds of my statement there. I still think you're being really condescending in your comment, though.
|46 weeks 6 days ago||Word.||
Bad Stevie Brown = huge busted coverages and touchdowns. Not 10-15 yd completions followed by a tackle.
|47 weeks 7 hours ago||Little OT||
... but it's at least based on the Marawatch link that's actually in the post.
Whoever writes the descriptions on their website needs to realize that the kind of people who click through the content for the Michigan watch do not need stilted reminders like, "'Maize and Blue' is a phrase integral to the DNA of the Wolverine fan." (on my phone; may not be completely verbatim)
If you want to speak to committed fans, speak to committed fans.
|47 weeks 1 day ago||Science!||
I just pulled something completely out of my ass with regard to humanity, but it just FEELS right, ya know? It's just like how distance runners are more ... accurate in their strides than long jumprrs or sprinters. Slow twitch, y'all. The most accurate of muscle twitches.
|47 weeks 4 days ago||Now this||
... is super creepy. Like, pencil-mustache creepy.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||Edited||
U sir wn the intnet
|48 weeks 6 days ago||UNACCEPTABLE||
One third down conversion one too many
Morgan content to go down in a heap at the 12 after that pick? WTF
Can't hold opposing offense to under 200 yards?
Team is 5-7 at best.
Pipkins lacking top-end speed.
Same with QWash.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||Just got the yips||
Thinking of how hard Sparty will be targeting Ryan's knee in that game. I'd almost rather he waits another week.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||So ...||
What you're saying is that you want a defensive scheme where the safety can afford not to do his job and the play will still work? Sign me up!
|48 weeks 6 days ago||Pining||
That really depends on how the rest of the year turns out, doesn't it?
You keep carrying that torch, though. Hold it high.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||Ah yes||
The ol' Forcier Gambit.
Seriously, Borges should tell Gardner he's going to kick him in the balls every time he does that shit.
|49 weeks 6 days ago||This comment||
Has confirmed for me the utter vapidity of the term 'hot seat.'
Maybe just stop talkin' for a while, Champ. Sit the next couple of plays out.
|50 weeks 5 days ago||This||
Just about covers it. Well said.
|52 weeks 4 hours ago||Hype videos||
Man. That first one. There are hype videos, and there are hype videos, and never the twain shall meet.
The combination of what I believe to be music from Friday Night Lights, plus Ufer, plus Hoke's introductory press conference, plus some really breathtaking camera shots ... that right there is a classic. Round of applause for whoever put that together.
Go Blue, y'all.
|1 year 4 hours ago||What I wouldn't forgive||
for the sake of 30 cents of highly processed food product.
|1 year 4 hours ago||Yes, yes||
Swazi here makes a very insightful observation here - must be a marketing major. Studies have shown that it is strictly the surface area of the advertisement relative to that of adjacent structures that measures the visual and symbolic impact of said advertisement.
And guys, the Big House is pretty big! So until the Fenway Citgo sign is installed WHO CARES! I mean, it's a noodle. It not a swastika, or a big veiny penis (no veins on a Kraft noodle, folks - you know you love it smooth!)
|1 year 1 day ago||If you ask me||
The line about the witch is worth your day's paycheck all by itself. Good stuff, sir.
|1 year 1 day ago||Prize winner||
This is like saying Courtney Avery sounds like Charles Woodson because he played both ways in high school.
|1 year 1 day ago||This is true||
Like you say, stranded in London is not the same as stranded somewhere really beyond the pale, like Columbus. The city is definitely great, even though it's so, so expensive.
Go Blue, mate.
|1 year 2 days ago||Fantastic - thanks!||
Appreciate the response - will get on that right away. I was put off by the fact that the website for the London alumni club was a few years out of date.
|1 year 3 days ago||I have I only three words||
LOINS OF FURY
|1 year 3 days ago||Never fear||
If you're interested in a mooseback/Mack truck at RB, hitch your star to the wagons of the two freshman. Ain't gon' disapoint.
Rawls, as another commenter points out, only looks like a mooseback getting off the bus (and in Fred Jackson's mind, obvs.,) not when he's actually carrying the ball.
|1 year 6 days ago||Kwiatkowski. But the OL opetates as a unit with||
Kwiatkowski. But the OL opetates as a unit with the tight ends - I think Lewan would be one of the first to say so.
|1 year 1 week ago||I don't think it's crazy to feel slightly more||
I don't think it's crazy to feel slightly more concerned after seeing that. Gardner looked, dare I say, almost Harringtonian on a few of those plays. But the emphasis is surely on 'slightly' - the mass of positive indications about Gardner's play this summer is ... pretty massive.
|1 year 1 week ago||Of course, Hayes's prevalence on third downs might||
Of course, Hayes's prevalence on third downs might also not mean that much, as it's possible that Fitz is going to figure prominently there. I'm just saying, it sounded like you were predicting more than just 'based on the relative frequency which Hayes appears as a single back in the scrimmage highlights, it looks like he's the leader of the third down back competition.' More touches than Smith and all. Based on the limited amount I've seen of Hayes, though, I'm not really impressed. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the proverbial practice buzz gauge seems to be giving out a pretty low reading for Hayes, too.
|1 year 1 week ago||Really?||
I've yet to see a single impressive play from Hayes in these clips. He goes down very easily from what I've seen, and there hasn't been any evidence of remarkable speed or quickness. Maybe he's much better than those few plays show, but I'm not seeing anything that fills me with confidence beyond his recruiting profile.
|1 year 1 week ago||To me, Green looks more like the Train, whose||
To me, Green looks more like the Train, whose balance was never a strong suit. Until late in his career, he used to get tripped up at the line with maddening consistency. But his size/speed at the second level made him a force to be reckoned with.
I gotta agree with Brian - hard to think of a better comparison for Smith than Mike Hart but big.
|1 year 1 week ago||Items:||
1) Those highlights show the five-star QB we thought we were getting in Morris. Hosiest hose in hoseland - looked like a somewhat more athletic Matt Stafford out there.
2) Deveon is a beast. I'll call it again: he'll be a better back than Green when all's said and done.
3) Devin looks pretty shaky here. Big pass rush, small sample size, and the possibility that he must ended up being on the 'defensive highlights' end of the stick apply. But these plays are rough.
3a) What's the point, MGoBlue, of putting a highlight package together that seems to show only good plays from Morris, and mostly bad plays from DG?
|1 year 1 week ago||Someday, I hope people on this site will realize||
Someday, I hope people on this site will realize that the number of people making sarcastic comments about negative overreactions far outnumber those generating said negative overreactions.
This shtick is old.