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|30 weeks 23 hours ago||I like your idea better than||
I like your idea better than mine
|30 weeks 1 day ago||scary thought:||
I hate to be thus guy, but with Hoke offering another LB out of the blue, could Jake Ryan be seriously considering the NFL after this season?
|30 weeks 3 days ago||herbstreit||
There is no beverage strong enough to make kirk herbstreit's wardrobe choice acceptable
|1 year 39 weeks ago||I saw this||
and my heart shattered into a million pieces
I hope it isn't as bad as it looked
|2 years 25 weeks ago||mgosanta||
Got me a kicker!
|2 years 27 weeks ago||I logged in...||
... for the sole purpose of pos banging this comment.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||NEGGED||
because you just wasted 2.5 minutes of my life.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||YOOPER!!!||
|2 years 30 weeks ago||YUMMY||
Pre-Barwis OL recruits....
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Lion King||
Just beat them with a stick and say "It doesnt matter, its in the past"
|2 years 30 weeks ago||negged||
positive point totals in this (epic) thread are UNACCEPTABLE
|2 years 30 weeks ago||NEGGED||
because I want to be with the "in" crowd in this thread.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||negged||
THIS NEGGER'S OUTTA CONTROL, YO
|2 years 30 weeks ago||An idea:||
Perhaps bringing back the free neg-bang for non-established posters (perhaps if someone is under X pts or has been a member for less than a few weeks) but keeping the penalty for negging established contributors. I agree that the stupidity is getting a little out of hand. I find it all to be quality entertainment, though.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||needz moar Lloyd Brady picz||
needz moar Lloyd Brady picz
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Wait for the UFR...||
I'm not expert, but the first Leshoure wheel route TD looked like it was on the flat defender (T Gordon, i believe). He had the flat coverage, and looked to me like he should have turned to run with Leshoure, since there was really no chance of anyone else releasing into the flat that late into a play. When Scheelhaase rolled to his right, he should have known his deep help would move that way.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Avery||
I know everyone has been praising Courney, and i have to join the party. I've seen multiple people mention his excellent man coverage on the TD pass (just happened to be the best throw Scheelhaase made all season), and his big tackle at the sticks to prevent scheelhaase from the first down, but how about (leetle) courtney avery coming off a block to tackle (big) mikel leshoure for a minimal gain on a speed option play. To me that was his most impressive play.
Also: Vinopal filled running lanes with authority at times, Cam didn't look completely lost all the time (actually made a few plays), Kenny Demens shucking blockers all day, Mouton with a few big PBUs (though I'm sure he was responsible for a big negative or two... he is what he is), and Craig Roh played out of his mind with his hand on the ground.
Overall, I am not saying this is a good defense. However, yesterday, I saw a number of talented players MAKE PLAYS. That is what young, talented defenses should be able to do (because young defenses will give up tons of yards and points) MAKE PLAYS. This bodes well for the future.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||In fact,||
Not only were all 35 points put up by McGloin, but he did it in just over a half. Bolden was shut out for most of the first half, McGloin was inserted for the last drive of the first half, and proceeded to lead Penn State to 5 strait TD drives. McGloin can ball.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||I see what you did there...||
+1 for "Holthz"
|2 years 32 weeks ago||+1000 if I could...||
Literally just laughed out loud in the library
|2 years 32 weeks ago||You forgot||
But your point still stands
|2 years 33 weeks ago||I mostly agree||
But not to the same extent. Yes, RR needs to beat PSU and all that, but your bit about "the damage that's already been done" is a little over the top.
Its been shown that the NCAA investigation was a witch hunt started by a "journalist" who didn't like RR from the start.
The worst seasons ever have been covered extensively if you go back and read the archives of this blog from those dark days, but let me summarize: Threet/Sheridan, epic attrition due to culture shock (Lloyd's upperclassman didnt want to eat right or earn their jobs, they felt "waiting their turn" was enough. RR plays the players who give us the best chance to win, reguardless of age/experience), which in turn forced all kinds of true frosh to play all over the field. These kids, in most cases were/are not ready, physically or mentally, for the college game.
Just today (front page) Brian overviewed the suckitude of the 2007 class (this year's RsJRs and true SRs). Those fourth-year guys are supposed to be the veteran leaders of this very young team. They are basically absent.
In my mind, RR walked in on the perfect storm and everything imploding under him is not entirely his fault. There has been one moment under RR where "UNACCEPTABLE" could be deployed with merit, and that was getting blown out by the Zookers last season. Aside from that, everything else has a plausable explanaition. Come off the ledge, reevaluate at the end of the season.
EDIT: tomcat, are you pre-meltdown tomhagan?
|2 years 33 weeks ago||You forgot||
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Exactly||
IU didn't throw deep. Chappell checked down all day. Did it occur to you that perhaps Cam had something to do with the fact that IU didn't throw deep? He didnt let anyone behind him on saturday.
Granted, they were able to complete a number of 15-20 yard passes in front of Cam over the middle, but he is young and just thinking "dont get beat deep; 20 yards is better than 95." With experience, He will be at least adequate.
He might not have the speed to jump in front of many of those 20-yard routes to intercept, but when he learns to react more quickly (again, with EXPERIENCE) he will destroy a few recievers who dare go over the middle. Even if those recievers manage to hang onto the ball, they will think twice about going over the middle again.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Thank you sir||
"it's not based in any sort of reality"
Someone around here has some sense.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Thank you for bringing this up||
To the OP: I admire your effort and dedication, but please employ the use of the thing between your ears. Your offensive "efficiency" metric is flawed at best, but frankly is downright stupid. I have two words for you: Field. Position. I could go on, but i'm sure others will scold you for the lack of basic logic in your idea of offensive efficiency.
Defensively, though, you might be on to something. Measuring yards allowed versus points allowed will give us a very good idea of how well our "bend but dont break" defensive philosophy is working out.
Side note: The offensive metric could become slightly more useful if you only used it when talking about plays in the red zone, or on plays on the opponent's side of the field, but still probably not too useful.
EDIT: This was meant to be a response to Gene
|2 years 37 weeks ago||867||
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Beat me to it||
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Since you asked...||
In my WILDEST dreams, we are #1 in all these categories, have scored TDs on every single offensive posession, and are averaging close to 80 PPG.
Since I keep my hopes and expectations grounded in reality, I am extremely happy with this offense thus far. Denard still leading the nation in rushing despite only playing the first quarter yesterday is outstanding.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||"Sheer wizardry, my||
"Sheer wizardry, my friends"