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|15 weeks 3 days ago||That is||
one of the dumbest things ever written on the MGoBoard.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Swiftriver||
Check out a site called SwiftRiver. It is still in its infancy/beta, but it will accumulate tweets by things like keywords (hashtags, etc.). It will catch every last one, unfortunately, and maybe that is overwhelming. On the positive side you can uprank/downrank "trusted" sources (it's been created to aggregate information from sources in places like 3rd world countries having disasters, elections, etc.) so if someone is annoying and you've downvoted to "untrustworthy" you can just ignore them. Worth a look, probably.
I don't livechat once the game starts, so it doesn't matter too much to me.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||The Correct Answer is:||
Ask THE KNOWLEDGE.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||2 cents||
This is admirable, but come on.
Selling a second car, a motorcycle, emptying your retirement, and reducing your $1,300/mo in entertainment to near zero must have taken out at least 50% of it. Then add as much as you can pay every month probably another 40%. I don't exactly think the pedi-cabbing and new business was what made this happen.
I'm not trying to pick on the guy because it takes commitment and willpower to both pay and change your lifestyle, but it's not like people struggling to pay off their loans have these sorts of assets lying around that they must "sacrifice." And it's not like sacrifcing for seven months is all that amazing.
Good job, I guess.
|3 years 2 weeks ago||This is not OT.||
That is all.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||WELL IF FIUTAK SAID IT||
WELL IF FIUTAK SAID IT
|3 years 14 weeks ago||OMGZ.||
|3 years 16 weeks ago||This is spot on. Thanks for||
This is spot on.
Thanks for posting this. I live in Hattiesburg and can't wait. Hopefully I can move down there sooner rather than later.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||O RLY?||
|3 years 16 weeks ago||I said this Saturday and I'll||
I said this Saturday and I'll say it again:
This has to be the first time the loser of The Game has invoked all of the "problems" their program is going through in a year where the winner has an ENTIRELY NEW COACHING STAFF. Lulz.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||Uhhh||
I started a non-profit this year, as well (seriously).
I thought this was a site for Michigan athletics.
If not, please advise on how I can start a work-from-home sole proprietorship on the side.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||OT season is over dumb asses.||
OT season is over dumb asses.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||I cannot believe this.||
I cannot believe this. Stunned.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||I see this playing out like||
I see this playing out like Jerry Maguire's "The Things we Think and Do Not Say."
|4 years 9 weeks ago||In your case, I think you||
In your case, I think you mean "moran."
|4 years 11 weeks ago||(Site locked up during||
(Site locked up during posting. Sorry.)
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Thank you. And thank you for||
Thank you. And thank you for breaking up all the bull shit flying around here.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||You people have fucking||
You people have fucking ruined this site. I hate every last fucking one of you.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||I like how you use the term||
I like how you use the term "swagger" to describe what the team needs and in the next sentence deride those who use grit, determined, etc. (Not that I'm on either side.)
P.S. No need to fear science, but if you do, you don't have to read it. You could probably get admitted to the BBWAA.
|4 years 18 weeks ago||Wish his tape had some||
Wish his tape had some returns or something over the middle. Short stride for whatever reason. Good ball skills and seems fast. Definitely an outside guy.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||I predict an horrific ankle||
I predict an horrific ankle injury.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||I don't know how to say this||
I don't know how to say this because I'm not trying to be a jerk in any way, but I don't give a crap what Adam Rittenberg thinks. It's inconsequential. He's not an insider with the program and he's trying to cover 11 teams. Trying to win the national media's approval is a futile exercise. He's the same guy that said Obi Ezeh had a good game against UConn.
I do think RR is back.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||I know we're not supposed to||
I know we're not supposed to post like this, but I agree with about everything Magnus said. The 3-4 has a ton of flexibility with the ability to stay quite basic. The OLBs are the key - especially since the strong and weak assume very different responsibilities on most downs while you still need the abiliy to bring pressure/drop into coverage with each to gain all the advantages of the front. If you can't get those guys, I'd run something else (personally a 4-3).
The 4-4 can be run very effectively at the high school level as the primary front.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Seriously? No, he wouldn't||
Seriously? No, he wouldn't lose a year of eligibility. That's kind of important to understand.
Why do 20 year olds do anything they do? They're not always big picture guys. A year to a kid that age is a long time. His expectations of participating have already been met. It's just not plausible, unless he's extraordinary mentally.
I'm not talking about whether he can play the position here or elsewhere. It's just that redshirting a junior-to-be is a ridiculously hard sell.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||If it were a video game,||
If it were a video game, sure. But I can't imagine anything more amotivating than redshirting a kid who's gotten on the field a little his first two years. He's tasted it, even if with poor results. Now you're going to say "hey, you're not going to play for a year, but work hard to improve"...? I think if you did you're asking for him to go through the motions and/or transfer. I don't think the intended benefit is there unless he's the rare 20 year old with his head on perfectly straight.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Not that Danielson gets it||
Not that Danielson gets it (probably), but players can always volunteer to come in for extra film review, despite the 20 hour rule. Coaches can strongly suggest. No class make this easier.
I hate the NCAA.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||There's something to the||
There's something to the serious answers that have been listed, but the most important--coming before all of them--is that the academy football programs can take up to 125 kids a year. They can funnel kids through prep school who need development. Some make it, some don't, but the ones who do are typically decent players. Then, all the stuff about the triple, discipline, etc. matters to some degree.
Another answer (and this one is only speculative) is that the academy route is more attractive than ever to FBS walk-on types because the price of education has risen so dramatically.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||I'm guessing to fight in a||
I'm guessing to fight in a war your dad signed some papers. In CFB a Letter of Intent is used.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||People seem really caught up||
People seem really caught up in the scheme. Any scheme can be executed successfully with the proper talent. This is a talent issue. (And by talent I mean bad players and young players yet to develop.)
A lot of folks are focusing on the secondary, but the play of the Mike and Will are as bad or worse. What does this mean? It means M can't stop the run or the pass. When you can't stop one or the other you don't have a very high probability of giving up few points. You can't dictate a single thing defensively and the game boils down to who can dictate play.
It is impossible to know the defensive staff's ability to develop talent without both a) knowing football well, and b) being inside the program. In my experience good/smart football players can figure out what to do with any type of coaching as long as what is taught is consistent in terms of responsibilities. I'm not saying the staff is good or bad at development, I'm just saying that speculation about it is exactly that. My inclination is that at the level of coaching success they've achieved, there is a higher probability of knowing something about it. I could be wrong.
Finally, a lack of depth is more than a game/injury issue. Lacking depth means practice is less competitive, less leadership is available, and some starters don't have to use every last bit of their will to earn a starting spot. Some never have the opportunity to learn the game well from a more experienced player. At the same time, motivation can diminish because players reach their goals more easily than they otherwise should. It can and does impede a player from reaching their ceiling. If you look back at previous Michigan players who started as freshman (defensively) and ended up being great players, they were surrounded by experienced, high caliber players who both helped shield their deficiencies and taught them about playing the game well. This year, M's defense has only a few upperclassmen, most of whom aren't very good.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Actually, poor tackling is||
Actually, poor tackling is almost always more a function of having stiff athletes and ones who aren't good enough to put themselves in a position to make an easier (higher percentage) one. If you're stiff, you can't stop and change direction well. There's not much that can be done about it either.