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|1 day 21 hours ago||Yup.||
|1 week 20 hours ago||This isn't it.||
Wagner: 4.1 fouls/40 minutes
Meanwhile, Wagner has a 15.9 to 10.5 edge in defensive rebound rate and doubles Donnal's block and steal rates (4.6 to 2.3 and 2.6 to 1.3, respectively).
The only real edges Donnal has over Wagner statistically right now are offensive rebounds and turnovers, and I find it very hard to argue that Donnal is the more effective offensive player despite those stats.
|1 week 3 days ago||Damn emojis.||
Thought I edited quick enough for nobody to catch that, but alas. When a stray emoji makes its way into the post it cuts off everything that follows. Thankfully, had the draft saved.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Just posted in the board thread.||
Essentially, Martin's timeline may leave him without a spot in the class as Michigan starts to hit a numbers crunch, and he just set up an official to ND.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||This.||
The reasoning here and Martin setting up an official to Notre Dame led to the Crystal Ball change. With the number of players still on the board there are going to be some targets whose timelines determine whether they'll have a spot in the class more than their interest; Martin could be one of those guys.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||That's how they are.||
Unfortunately, even if I go in and manually edit the embed code, there's no way to turn off autoplay for gfycats. I realize it can be distracting, but there is the pause button, and they're so much better than regular gifs that I'm going to stick with these. Might not use so many in future non-OFAAT posts. Still getting used to these.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Considered it.||
Trying to be conservative about handing those out. It was a close call for both.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Not yet, out of an abundance of caution.||
One more game like last week's and he'll have one, though.
|5 weeks 21 hours ago||Yes.||
4 pm, as usual.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Pulled||
We're taking Harbaugh for Granted
This is a flagrant misapplication of the proverbial we.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||It's about utilization.||
There's a reason I highlighted this quote:
That is precisely how GRIII was used in this offense. Also, limited sample size, but Wilson hit 30% of his threes last year—he's not particularly reliable from the outside, but like GRIII, he has the range to hit the occasional three.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Oops.||
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Replay angle||
In a quick montage, ESPN showed a replay angle in which it sure looked to me like Bush led with his helmet. Intricacies of the rule aside, though, it was at best a borderline hit, and I'm not big on celebrating those, especially if they result in injury—and even though MSU didn't run a full test, it was pretty apparent that Frey was concussed from the hit.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||The Tree...||
...is very much exempt of any ill will I hold towards Stanford. Seth chose the photo/caption.
|6 weeks 21 hours ago||No, he'll start.||
Since he was kicked out in the first half (first quarter, in fact) of the Maryland game, he doesn't have to sit any additional time.
|6 weeks 1 day 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.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah.||
Missed that. Might edit later but Seth doesn't appear to be at his computer right now.
|6 weeks 2 days 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.
|6 weeks 2 days 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.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||So.||
Skipped the last line, huh?
|8 weeks 2 days ago||He saw this, apparently.||
|9 weeks 1 day 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.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Good catch.||
|9 weeks 4 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.
|10 weeks 2 days 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.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||No politics.||
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Found one.||
It is, indeed, a thing of beauty.
|11 weeks 4 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.
|12 weeks 1 day 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.
|12 weeks 2 days 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.