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|3 weeks 2 days ago||Well done. This gets right||
Well done. This gets right to the heart of the matter, without being over the top.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||"I'm pulling for him, but I'm||
"I'm pulling for him, but I'm pulling for Michigan harder and if that means he gets replaced, so be it."
Exactly my feelings at the moment.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I get the impression that the||
I get the impression that the author thought the "blue collar" v. "blue bloods" distinction was a clever turn of phrase, and shoe-horned the rest of the article around that.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I'd hope that a lot of||
I'd hope that a lot of coaches could make do with the players/recruits we have on both sides of the ball. Probably just need to avoid coaches that are extremely scheme-dependent.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Brad Inferno!!!||
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I hope this is the case--the||
I hope this is the case--the alternative is that they were just making stuff up in the preseason on the whole tempo topic. If your explanation is correct, then there's some hope. If it's not...ugh.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||No doubt Saturday was||
No doubt Saturday was miserable. But I'm still hopeful (perhaps stupidly so) that the team improves over the course of the season--enough to think that they can be contenders next year with a favorable schedule, more seasoned roster, and yet another excellent recruiting class.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Fig Thing...great typo, or||
Fig Thing...great typo, or the greatest typo?
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Thirded, though I wonder||
Thirded, though I wonder whether there's a way to easily show someone who both was a Top 100 recruit and is a star player (e.g., Gardner). Not terribly important (as I think the key here is to show who either is or might be someone to focus on, and the current system accomplishes that well), but it might be interesting anyway.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||One of the all-time great||
One of the all-time great episodes
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Haha, fair point.||
Haha, fair point.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||This is exactly my thinking.||
This is exactly my thinking. Cole's scouting reports say he has great hands. Campbell is a preposterously good athlete, but the scouts say he struggles to catch the ball. Given the choice I'd much rather take the guy with already developed ball skills and solid-to-very good size and speed over the guy with a little more size and speed without a proven ability to catch the ball.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Save Ferris!!!||
|6 weeks 6 days ago||I think Cole does more than||
I think Cole does more than "soften the blow" here. In a vacuum, I'd take Cole over Campbell in an instant.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Sounds right to me. The||
Sounds right to me. The Eagles run tackle over successfully, but as a couple articles have recently pointed out, the success isn't inherent to the tackle over formation, but to the counters and/or the tempo that they run it at. Take away the counters, and give the defense the full play clock to adjust, and you've got nothing.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Seriously. Any DC with an||
Seriously. Any DC with an ounce of pattern-recognition skills could shut Borges down (which is an odd statement given Borges' kitchen sink playbook). But, for example, Narduzzi always was a step ahead of Al. Gimmicks like the throwback screen, tackle-over run, pistol-audible speed option run resulted in about -5 billion yards (give or take a few billion yards).
More to the point, Brian, the other mgobloggers, and others caught on to these things early, yet Borges kept going to the same well(s). Sure, Brian et al are not college coaches, but that doesn't mean they weren't consistently correct about Borges' offense.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Agreed. Clark already||
Agreed. Clark already commands a lot of attention. If Pipkins and/or Henry can consistently command a double team, there's a lot of potential for a seriously disruptive line. And although Beyer doesn't seem like a dominant force or anything, he should be sound against the run (and might benefit significantly from all the attention the other guys are drawing).
Down the road, I hope we are fortunate enough to land Roseboro and/or KLS to keep the talent level this high.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||A Beyer-Hurst-Pip-Henry-Clark||
A Beyer-Hurst-Pip-Henry-Clark goal line package sounds pretty nice on paper.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Dymonte Thomas on a blocked||
Dymonte Thomas on a blocked punt return.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah, every quote I've read||
Yeah, every quote I've read from him throughout the recruiting process--and every quote from recruiting analysts covering him--indicates that he has the right frame of mind to maximize his talent.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||It's also an extremely||
It's also an extremely expensive private school, so maybe the school just wants to make sure they get that extra semester of tuition.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Per Steve at 247, his HS||
Per Steve at 247, his HS doesn't allow students to leave early for purposes of enrolling early in college.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Great write-up. A healthy,||
Great write-up. A healthy, well-protected Gardner is a Heisman trophy candidate--based on both Gardner's projected stats in that scenario and the assumption that the D will be good enough to win a lot of games if the offense is effective.
Of course, as has been beaten to death, the "well-protected" part of that is, at best, a huge "if". But I'm exctited to find out starting on Saturday.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Not sure what happens in the||
Not sure what happens in the unlikely event that Morgan starts over Ryan at MLB (they're also listed as an OR pairing). Is that a half lemon?
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Not to mention that the Space||
Not to mention that the Space Coyote episode was on over the weekend...
|9 weeks 15 hours ago||I second the cover art||
I second the cover art request, if at all possible. On my phone, everything else appears normal, including the text description of what is discussed during the podcast.
Cover art or no cover art, I can't wait to fire this up on the drive home from work.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Of the six 5-stars, the jury||
Of the six 5-stars, the jury is still out on 2 (Green and Isaac), 2 were good (A-Train and Fargas, even though Fargas was good elsewhere), 1 didn't pan out for non-football reasons (Baraka), and one you could call a bust relative to expectations (Grady). I think I'd characterize that as pretty decent success. I don't see any reason why Fargas wouldn't have been good here, so I don't see a reason to count that as "not encouraging" for Michigan's RB recruiting.
Now, if neither Green nor Isaac pans out, then I think we can say that the results are disappointing. But if one of them turns into an A-Train-level success, then I'd take those results any day.
|20 weeks 15 hours ago||Good luck, man. Nothing||
Good luck, man. Nothing better than the ol' bar exam.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Seriously. I'd be terrified||
Seriously. I'd be terrified of facing the prospect of having to score on the '97 team and contain Denard and the 2010 offense.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Basically like the OPs, only||
Edit: I can't count.