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|1 hour 48 min ago||By his third year beilein had||
By his third year beilein had already taken a team to the ncaa tournament and beaten multiple ranked teams including two in the top 5. By his third year rich rod had barely managed his first winning season and got embarassed by a good but not great mississipi state team in a bowl game, they aren't exactly similar third years but nice strawman argument.
|1 hour 57 min ago||Every ravens fan I know||
Every ravens fan I know wanted him fired at the end of that season and there were tons of rumors he would be, so yes well while I am not ozzie newsome I can not say for sure what would have happened I can tell you that if most people around the ravens wanted him gone.
I'm glad you followed the ravens so closely in 2010 and watched the games and followed the reporting around the team so you knew what was going on.
|2 hours 42 min ago||I would take Ozzie smith,||
I would take Ozzie smith, Barry larkin, and ripken (admitted oriole fan homer here) over Jeter off the top of my head and I don't know much about those 1930's guys. Obviously Jeter is great but he gets hyped as one of the greatest of all time at any position and I think he might be the 4th or 5th best short stop of the modern era. It's drawing an annoying line but I certainly think that is being over rated, you can be both great and over rated.
|2 hours 59 min ago||As a ravens fan I can attest||
As a ravens fan I can attest to this, mattison was probably getting fired, not that that has anything to do with this team.
|3 hours 1 min ago||Well sure but I'm not the one||
Well sure but I'm not the one who brought up the Zona game as an example of what they wanted. If someone had said I watched texas a &m and it was beautiful I wouldn't have posted anything.
|3 hours 3 min ago||None of this post means that||
None of this post means that rich rod has a good team in arizona. He has a medicore team and he is a mediocre coach. That doesn't mean Hoke is a good coach, clearly he is not, but Hoke being bad does not mean rich rod would have been good. Sometimes situations just don't work out, rich rod at michigan wasn't working.
|3 hours 7 min ago||Jesus christ man, the defense||
Jesus christ man, the defense didn't go from being in the 80's to top 25 because everyone got a year older. Rich rod had lost that team and it wasn't going to turn around with him as the coach. You know why there so were so few transfers when he left? because the team didn't care that he was fired. Rich rod could be amazingly successful at arizona, it doesn't change the fact that he wasn't working here.
Talking about how Uconn won the big east that year is like being proud of beating a mac team, that same uconn team lost 30-16 at temple and got wrecked by both l'ville and oklahoma and we all know that illinois team was not good. Nobody is arguing that Hoke is doing well here, I'm arguing that rich rod wouldn't have done any better and nothing about what he has done since or that cal game changes my mind. His amazing coaching the first two years took arizona to identical 8-5 records with below .500 seasons in the pac 12. He is now 9-10 in the pac 12. What about that screams good coach?
|3 hours 25 min ago||He is one of the better||
He is one of the better offensive shortstops of all time, though some of those statistics are inflated by how many years he has played, he hasn't been great offensively for at least 3 or 4 years but the yankees would never cut him or drop him in the lineup reducing his chances. However baseball is a game of offense and defense, even the best offensive players get out 6 out of 10 times so defense matters and he is probably one of worst defensive shortsops to ever get significant time in the field. Just because he has an accurate arm so he doesn't pick up many errors doesn't mean he is failing to get to ball other shortstops would, and it tends to be those plays that errors are picked up. I'd rather have the shortstop who gets to 50% of those balls and has 10 extra errors on the season than the one who only gets to 10% of them.
The ass eating article is just amazing because of the illustration that goes along with it. Jeter actually seems like a nice enough person outside of baseball, I have no real issue with him other than how over rated he is.
|3 hours 40 min ago||I think this one is more||
I think this one is more interesting.
Hope the orioles send him out in style this week with another 0-16 series. One of the more over rated players of all time blessed with so many intagible skills, like having the umpires buy all of your bullshit. Shame he is a terrible defensive shortstop. Good hitter though.
|3 hours 52 min ago||Its not just about the||
Its not just about the offense, thats the issue that rich rod had, his offense was fine though it tended to come up small in big games. Saturday nights game was as much about cal collapsing as it was about arizona suddenly being good at football again. Arizone will probably have a good offense this year, my only point was that watching that game reminded me why I'm glad we fired rich rod. Hoke might not have been the right hire but we were never going to win with him because the defense would have never turned around. I may be in the minority but losing a game in the 40's is just as bad if not worse to me than losing a game 20-10, I can't stand bad defense.
|4 hours 31 min ago||You watched Zona almost lose||
You watched Zona almost lose to a terrible cal team and came away impressed and wanting that? This is a cal team that won 1 game last year, 3 the year before that. This is like when michigan beat illinois 67-65 or some shit like that. Sure it was technically a win but it was like the akron game last year, it showed that the team wasn't the good. Rich rod would make for a great OC but he would not be successful at michigan and wasn't going to be if we kept him around. I don't really care how we win or lose, have an exciting offense but a shitty team still does nothing for me.
|5 hours 19 min ago||Sure but he has a history at||
Sure but he has a history at florida as the OC under urban, if he liked it down there that might be enough to sway him since the jobs are probably pretty equal over all.
|5 hours 37 min ago||Outside of never going to||
Outside of never going to happen longshots like kevin sumlin or a harbaugh I wonder if anyone else is interested in trying to hire dan mullen from mississippi state. He is still pretty young at 42, has pulled in a few top 25 ranked classes while at msu, has a long list of successfull quarterbacks and will probably be coming off a successful year this year meaning he would come with not only something new but actual legitimate excitement. That might be my realistic dream hire assuming this season plays out like we expect it to. Only downside is there is a good chance the florida job is available this year too and he is a former florida oc so he would probably pick them over michigan.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Does anyone else want to hire||
Does anyone else want to hire dan mullen?
|4 days 3 hours ago||You kind of suck. Give the||
You kind of suck. Give the kid a break, he is doing what makes him happy, just because it's not your idea of a good time doesn't make it bad. Especially since you seem like such a miserable person who is a big fan of being in the band (something plenty of people make fun of) you should probably stop being such a sad person.
|5 days 3 hours ago||Isn't maryland big ten||
Isn't maryland big ten country now?
|5 days 3 hours ago||Isn't maryland big ten||
Isn't maryland big ten country now?
|5 days 19 hours ago||You say that like academic||
You say that like academic jobs are offered based off teaching skills. I had teachers in high school that were better teachers of the material than professors at Michigan. Most people in academia regardless of whether they are at GVSU or Harvard have a good enough knowlege of the material to teach undergrads, it doesn't take a noble prize to teach econ 101. It is the standards they hold their students to that makes the difference.
|6 days 6 hours ago||I'm not saying MSU is a bad||
I'm not saying MSU is a bad school but being top 200 in the world isn't an indicator of it. There are maybe 30 countries in the world that really have invested in higher education and in many of those countries it is really only 1 or 2 schools. The education recieved at a community college in the US is probably equivalent to anything outside of the top schools for a majority of countries in the world.
The reality of it is that there probably isn't a difference between an msu or an arizona state, or a texas tech. They are all going to give you a good enough education to be successful but there is a level of schools that is seen as above that level of good enough and there are opportunities associated with being in that level that someone from msu would most likely not have and that is why people pick michigan over msu, or come out of state to michigan. In reality its a pretty stupid difference but it makes all the difference in the world in terms of actual opportunity even if it shouldn't.
|1 week 6 hours ago||Yeah I'd like to see if that||
Yeah I'd like to see if that was a ref fuckup as the Michigan sideline was losing its mind. You'd still like to see someone on the sideline or Gardner check that clock as they had a timeout to burn at that point but it may not be as bad as it looked live.
|1 week 5 days ago||I feel like press coverage||
I feel like press coverage just isn't a strenght of countess, he likes to be able to drop back, read and react which is great in zone but he just doesn't have the physicality to bump and run and is unsure of himself. He will probably get better as the year goes on and outside of Maryland it's not like there are a ton of scary wr's so I think he can get it turned around. Notre Dame realized he was struggling and kept going to the well and mattison never really adjusted by trying to go back to more zone.
I really thank that game goes back to the offense not finishing either of those first two drives. I still don't know how we didn't score, watching that game it should have been 14-6 at the half the way the teams played and that game is completely different if that happens.
|1 week 5 days ago||One thing I don't see||
One thing I don't see mentioned that I think might be the problem is that mattison was about to get run out of baltimore because his defense was too passive and ran a bend but don't break style. That passivity let someone make a mistake in front of you has been how I have always seen mattison as a dc (as a ravens and michigan fan). I'm not sure he is suited to calling a defense with tight bump and run coverage. He wants to confuse an offense and make sure everything happens in front of the defense. It felt to me like the db's backed off after the jourdan lewis pass interference plays but I don't have any desire to re watch that game to find out if that is accurate.
|1 week 6 days ago||It doesn't scream university||
It doesn't scream university of maryland immediatley but it is being used for a game being played on the bicentennial of the writing of the star spangled banner which happened during the battle of baltimore. Baltimore, as you may know is in Maryland. It's an interesting thing to do for one game and it makes sense for this game, I think it looks pretty cool. It's not like Maryland has some historical look that if you saw them on the field you would recognize them with no name anyways, they would probably just be another team in a red jersey.
|1 week 6 days ago||I don't think Law was ever||
I don't think Law was ever top 5
|1 week 6 days ago||Michigan has actually gottens||
Michigan has actually gottens significantly more selective in the past few years as a result of the jump in application numbers from joining the common app. UCLA is a pretty great school and tons of people want to go there.
|1 week 6 days ago||This one also makes sense as||
This one also makes sense as this weekend is the star-spangled banner anniversay celebration and it is going on in Baltimore, they aren't just completely random.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||He needs a great defensive||
He needs a great defensive coordinator to be successful, he doesn't care and doesn't focus on d at all. It gets reflected in recruiting and how players respond to him, he would probably be a great oc at a power school.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||If we kept waiting for rich||
If we kept waiting for rich rod to get his guys we wouldn't have had an oline or a defense but sure, the last two years of offensive futility due to the line being crap are 100% on Hoke and rich rod would have fixed that.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||You're right in that boring||
You're right in that boring is probably the wrong word but it is what brian uses so I figured I would match terminology.
I do however disagree that Kovacs was a playmaker. He was a sure tackler and could definetely lay the wood to an extent (sack against western comes to mind) but he wasn't really a game changing player in a playmaking sense. He made sure we never gave up huge plays which is awesome and exactly what you want your safety to do and makes a huge difference in how a defense can play, Kovacs was and is awesome. But if you needed a game channging play, an interception or a huge hit for a forced fumble, or tracking a wr or rb down from across the field with speed when a play got busted away from you that wasn't Kovacs, he wasn't going to swing a game with one play. Most defensive players don't, it takes a great one to be able to do it because you need the brains of Kovacs and amazing athleticisim but guys like peterson could. Kovacs is a tier 2 safety, drummond or patterson is a tier 1. Same thing with Morgan, he just doesn't have the physical attributes to be truly elite but that doesn't mean he isn't great and better than 98% of other linebackers. (Though I do think Brian over rates him a bit, Morgan is a bit of liability in the passing game, he just happens to better at it than other michigan lb'ers)
|2 weeks 5 days ago||It's not ruining our best||
It's not ruining our best defensive player for no good reason, it is to make the whole defense better. Ryan is a great player but in the alignment the entire defense other than ryan seems to be in a better spot, that is a net positive even if its sad that it hurts ryans abiltiy as a playmaker.
You can also be a disruptor from the mlb spot. Morgan is exactly like kovacs, he is great to have and every defense needs him but his athleticism prevents him from being a playmaker from the position. This is not a bad thing or a knock on Morgans play. But just like a ballhawking safety can change a game so can a middle linebacker, there is risk involved but when you get that specail player who knows when to take risks and when to play sound that is the best option, maybe with more experience ryan can be that guy. As much as we all love Kovacs we would rather have had patrick peterson, the same thing can be said of morgan versus elite mlb's and maybe that is the hope for ryan.