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|10 hours 57 min ago||Harbaugh's offense is so varied.||
Michigan is quite capable of lining up in three-wide sets and running down MSU's throat, which is what Maryland did to the tune of 6.2 yards per carry on 41 attempts.
I do not share this concern, especially if MSU chooses to keep McDowell at DE, and I'm not sure they have much of a choice right now.
|11 hours 26 min ago||Yeah.||
Missed that. Might edit later but Seth doesn't appear to be at his computer right now.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Good question.||
Availability and usefulness, for the most part.
The main criteria is whether something is useful. In this particular case I also wanted to expand my scope: I've watched several MSU games this year already, including Wisconsin, but hadn't had a chance to watch all of the BYU game—a lot of what's in the post is informed by all the MSU games I've watched, Wisconsin included.
Another reason I chose this game: watching an offense against a very good defense, even when it's the best comp to Michigan's, has its downsides—especially when it's a subpar offense, it can be hard to tell whether a player isn't good or they're just getting overwhelmed by a very good opponent or a bad performance from a teammate is masking their performance and so on. I'm also pretty familiar with BYU's personnel because Michigan played them last year. Watching this game let me get a better sense of MSU's players than watching them get overwhelmed by Wisconsin.
I'll be using the Wisconsin film (and maybe a quick rewatch of the Maryland game to cover personnel changes) to do the post on MSU's defense, since Wisconsin's offense fits the criteria nicely—I know their personnel, they're pretty average, and their style is similar to Michigan's.
|1 day 11 hours ago||He's up and down.||
But more good than bad so far this year. Grades out as their second-best OL on PFF (+5.9). I thought McGowan was more of a problem than Machado against BYU:
Neither came off as particularly good, though. There just wasn't enough that I saw from the BYU game to go that far against the PFF grade.
|1 week 2 days ago||So.||
Skipped the last line, huh?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||He saw this, apparently.||
|3 weeks 12 hours ago||Seems unlikely.||
He was mentioned as a potential replacement for Hester when Hampton's status was up in the air, but he's only played 13 snaps this year and would be moving from cornerback. Unless Hampton is too far from 100% to play the whole game, he should be the guy—and, as noted, RU doesn't rotate in the secondary much at all.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Good catch.||
|3 weeks 3 days ago||No.||
Chesson Not At 100%?
I pulled the first thread because posting injury speculation with zero evidence there's an injury is a great way to get people really pissed at you.
Posting the same thread again, getting angry with the response, changing the thread title but not the content, and calling the board "nazis" for being justifiably upset about injury speculation is, uh, not the way to bounce back from that.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Not about that.||
The Dilithium Scale is only regarding running ability. I don't think anyone would dispute that Navarre was really, really slow. He was a perfectly decent, statue-esque QB.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||No politics.||
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Found one.||
It is, indeed, a thing of beauty.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Nope.||
CBS Power Rankings: Dennis Dodd style
If you're going to put "NEG AWAY" in your post, do us all a favor and don't post in the first place.
|6 weeks 14 hours ago||Big difference on those clips.||
Awuzie has safety help over the top on both of them. He's not playing on an island like Hargreaves was on that play.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Significant difference.||
That's a mesh concept (see the Air Raid section here). Perry and the TE (can't tell who from the video) are running drag routes going in the other direction, which is a way to pick off defenders in man coverage. No receivers are blocking downfield, unlike the Colorado play. Colorado's play is a true screen; there's really only one receiver in a route unless you include the guy going deep to run a defender out of the play. The play above has multiple reads, though Darboh is the primary receiver.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||We've been over this.||
When he's projected as a first-round pick or close to it.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I'll be honest.||
I'm getting a little concerned some of you may not be clicking on these posts to read the words.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||It's in the honorable mentions.||
With a parenthetical aside to watch Mason Cole, no less.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||If you take the time to read the article...||
...this is absolutely doing something about it. I've dealt with similar mental health issues and found this article to be not only inspiring, but very informative.
I'd request that before people rush to post something on this, they actually take the time to examine it. This is a very important and sensitive issue that affects a ton of people; dismissing this as "raising awareness and doing nothing about it" misses the mark by a lot.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Yes.||
When doing original, thoughtful reporting like this, absolutely. The B/R stuff we didn't want appearing on the blog was their clickbait slideshow crap and the like; this is in a completely different category.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, we were misled.||
There was a Twitter post going around that made it look like Frost avoided Harbaugh; didn't see the handshake until well after we recorded this yesterday.
The postgame comments still lend credence to the "okay, fine, this guy is kind of a jerk" theory.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Ugh.||
Don't do this, either.
I'm issuing warnings now. Docking points and banhammers will follow soon.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Consider this a warning.||
Don't do this.
I happen to strongly disagree with your interpretation of Johnson's comments; it can mean something as innocuous as him and Partridge not having much contact. Even if it were correct, there's zero need to take shots at a high school kid on his way out. Be better than that; your comment has no place here.
|7 weeks 15 hours ago||Yes, spread-to-run.||
Sorry, sometimes we forget that stuff like "Oregon Spread" isn't a term that everyone immediately can identify.
|7 weeks 16 hours ago||Not enough data...||
...to compare. Hawaii at least played a Power 5 team their first week. I think UCF has better athletes and a slightly higher talent level, but they're changing systems on both sides of the ball and it showed even against a FCS squad.
I will say I expect a similar outcome.
|7 weeks 16 hours ago||Seth didn't note this...||
...in the chart, but his criteria for that is a player who's projected to be a potential first-round pick or very close to it. Wormley fits that right now; Glasgow is every bit as good, if not better, as a college player, but at least right now his draft stock isn't as high.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||This really needs to stop.||
ESPN "writer" saying Michigan not for real (yet). Where do they get these people?
This definitely didn't need to be a thread in the first place; the premise that Michigan hasn't won big games yet this year is rather hard to argue. Worse, however, were the misogynistic, derogatory comments towards the author. Cut that BS out or accounts are going to disappear.
I'll make myself crystal clear since it's apparently necessary for many of you: whether or not you agree with the article, the author's gender and appearance have absolutely nothing to do with the conversation. Stooping to that level is unoriginal, unfunny, and most of all insulting. Consider this a final warning before I start blocking accounts at the first sight of this kind of stuff. If you think your comment even approaches being borderline, keep it to yourself, and maybe take some time to consider how you relate to women.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Heh.||
To answer your original question, we keep the slack chat limited to site contributors. There are a lot of reasons for this; I'll leave it at that.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I think you're right.||
That takes that GIF to a whole other level.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Argh||
Emoji wiped out the rest of the post. Fixing.