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|18 hours 19 min 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.
|18 hours 29 min ago||A Beyer-Hurst-Pip-Henry-Clark||
A Beyer-Hurst-Pip-Henry-Clark goal line package sounds pretty nice on paper.
|22 hours 56 min ago||Dymonte Thomas on a blocked||
Dymonte Thomas on a blocked punt return.
|1 day 23 hours 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.
|2 days 9 min 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.
|2 days 1 hour 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.
|2 days 22 hours 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.
|3 days 23 min 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?
|3 days 1 hour ago||Not to mention that the Space||
Not to mention that the Space Coyote episode was on over the weekend...
|6 days 17 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.
|11 weeks 5 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.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Good luck, man. Nothing||
Good luck, man. Nothing better than the ol' bar exam.
|12 weeks 17 hours 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.
|12 weeks 17 hours ago||Basically like the OPs, only||
Edit: I can't count.
|12 weeks 17 hours ago||I'm taking Bo, Denard, 2010||
I'm taking Bo, Denard, 2010 offense, 1997 defense, and 2007 schedule. For one, I think that would be a great team. But more importantly, the wow-factor of Denard and Woodson on the same team, being coached by Bo? Yes, please.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||Now EMU just needs a Timon||
Now EMU just needs a Timon and a Pumbaa
|28 weeks 6 days ago||So I clicked through to see||
So I clicked through to see who the #1 QB was, and then started reading the list of players.
Coming in at #41 was "Buster Rhymes, RB, Miami".
EDIT: so now I finish reading Ace's post, and he already highlighted this for us. Apologies for the useless contribution.
|30 weeks 22 hours ago||Thanks for posting this, I||
Thanks for posting this, I wasn't aware of this blog before.
After a quick glance, I wonder whether some of these projections even ought to be included in their compilation. For example, I'm a big Cincinnati basketball fan, and I noticed that one bracket didn't even have UC in the tournament (or, for that matter, in the first four or next four out). UC may not be a title contender, but they are 19-2, ranked 15th or better in both polls, and 23rd on kenpom.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||Your comment made me think of||
Your comment made me think of this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PBvOxicz-0.
And then I watched it and remembered what an actual hole for a RB to run through looked like.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||I think Hoke on game day is||
I think Hoke on game day is actually quite good. If we assume that his main responsibility, as a CEO-type HC, is to make in game strategic decisions like FG/Punt/go for it, my sense is that he makes the correct call most of the time. I haven't seen a rigorous analysis of his in-game calls measured against what advanced stats say he should do, but he's definitely not an annoying, ultra-conservative, punt-from-the-opponent's-35-on-4th-and-1 type coach.
If you pair Hoke with an OL coach that gets the OL to actually block somebody and an OC that reliably calls a good game, I would be more than happy with that.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||Tecmo Bowl||
I tend to think of this in terms of Tecmo Bowl. In old school Tecmo Bowl, you had about a 25% of chance of having your play blown up by the defense guessing right. In Tecmo Super Bowl, there were twice as many plays, so the chances dropped to 12.5%--still a decent percentage, but not ridiculous.
If opponents know to a practical certainty that you're only going to run 1 or 2 different plays out of a formation, then you're just asking to be Tecmo Bowl'd.
|42 weeks 2 days ago||Gnashing of Teeth||
I get the desire for a cathartic gnashing of teeth over a frustrating loss, but I'm actually not bothered by Hoke's presser demeanor. I think we were right to praise him for his calm on field reactions a couple of years ago in comparison to Purple Faced Brian Kelly, and I'm willing to wait and see if the calm approach on a macro level works out.
I don't know enough about O-line play to say whether they are poorly coached, inexperienced, or a combination of both, but given the roster composition of our interior lineman, I think it's entirely possible that the issues will be fixed with more time to develop. And I'm not convinced that if we had gotten a credible o-line performance yesterday, we wouldn't have won the game. So it may be the case that with a reasonably experienced o-line depth chart (which should sort of happen next year, and likely will happen in 2015), the team will perform like we all hope it will.
If, however, we can't run the ball at all next year or in 2015 after the current youngsters become upper classmen and we add all the currently committed talent, then changes absolutely need to be made at the coaching staff level (whether that be OL coach, OC, or perhaps even HC).
|44 weeks 5 days ago||Not to put words in anyone's||
Not to put words in anyone's mouth, but my take on what SC has been saying is that one can't look exclusively to the play calling as the culprit; you have to look at failed execution too.
Play calling looks terrible when nobody can execute a block regardless of what you call. Having said that, my own layperson view is that calling tackle over a million times and stubbornly refusing to call constraint plays is on the play caller--even if you're getting the defense to react how you'd like and, in theory, the 15th time you run tackle over it should be successful, when you've failed the first 14 times it doesn't make a whole lot of sense.
But I think SC's posts over at MnB go a long way to show that even with the awful results in a lot of cases, the underlying play call may not have been that bad. Further, SC himself has acknowledged that by not assigning blame to the playcalling, he is not absolving Al, but instead shifting blame to the coaches' inability thus far to get the OL up to a competent level of execution.
|44 weeks 5 days ago||10 men...and the bubble is||
10 men...and the bubble is STILL wide open.
|45 weeks 18 hours ago||This, to me, is one of the||
This, to me, is one of the key questions. If the offensive system permits the QB (or the staff from the sidelines) to evaluate what the defense is showing and make pre-snap adjustments, then to some extent it doesn't matter what the initial play call is.
But as Brian and others have pointed out, M typically gets to the line with very little time left on the play clock, so even if Gardner does have the freedom to audible at the line, it's not clear that he has enough time to make those calls on a consistent basis.
|45 weeks 1 day ago||Agree Re: No huddle||
I agree with you re: the no huddle, but I would settle for retaining the huddle, just done more efficiently. I'm no play calling expert, but it seems to me that if you can (i) arm your QB with the authority to audible to PA or a passing play when the defense lines up in an 8 man front, and (ii) figure out how much time the QB needs to make such an adjustment and then be sure to get to the line with at least that much time remaining, you can reap a substantial amount of the benefits provided by a modern no huddle offense.
It's probably not the end of the world if, every now and then, the huddle takes too long and you get to the line with insufficient time to check out of a play that's obviously going to be RPS'd just based on pre-snap reads. But it seems like this year, we run a Tecmo Bowl offense...we pick a play, and then we run that play regardless--partially because we only ever have 5-7 seconds on the play clock after we get set. When the opponent picks a play that is likely to crush what we're going to do, we're screwed. Which is why all the "tackle over" stuff is so annoying, but it goes the extra mile in telegraphing exactly what we're going to run.
|49 weeks 6 days ago||Adding my thanks for the post||
A great example of the quality of the MGoBlog community.
|1 year 5 days ago||33, Male, Virginia||
From northwest Ohio, lifelong Michigan fan. Not an alum (BS, MA from Bowling Green, JD from William & Mary). Righty.