landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
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|7 hours 13 min ago||Have you tried the Shutdown||
Have you tried the Shutdown Fullcast? Solid Verbal is good, too.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||True. Or at least not a||
True. Or at least not a high-to-mid first rounder. I think PFF's analysis on him is pretty convincing.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Hoping the Bengals get||
Hoping the Bengals get Doctson or Sterling Shepard. I'm still annoyed that they didn't take Lockett last year after he torched Michigan in the bowl game (and everyone else on KSU's schedule before that).
|6 weeks 5 days ago||In theory, I agree with you.||
In theory, I agree with you. And yet I maybe have 1% of the self-discipline required to not watch GoT this season while waiting for the book.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed, especially given the||
Agreed, especially given the well-documented, non-recruiting-related justifications that the northern schools can put forward (e.g., knocking out some practice time without classes, and leaving more time to focus on exams when they return).
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Ha, sorry about the lack of||
Ha, sorry about the lack of an "NSFW" tag. I don't post very often, and didn't think about the dangers of linking to SI so soon after the swimsuit issue.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||RIP, nginx.||
|22 weeks 4 days ago||I've seen all the good||
I've seen all the good reviews come in regarding Brown, but I don't think I was truly 100% happy about the hire until I read the following paragraph from Space Coyote:
"In order to defend the spread, Brown tends to move away from his one-high safety looks and move to more of a two-high look out of cover 4. He does this so that he can rotate safeties into run support, either to defend the crease (outside the Tackle/TE, inside #2) or the alley (outside #2, inside #1). He will occasionally use a single-high look and give crease/alley responsibility to the deep safety. His deep safety isn't nearly as deep as Durkin's; this puts even heavier responsibility on the CBs to succeed, as many times the receivers can get over top of the defense without great support over the top. The box is primarily responsible for the run (along with the safeties), while the CBs and in some cases the safeties look almost completely to the pass before helping out in support."
As I interpret it, this means that (i) Brown would not have stuck with the base defense against the OSU spread that I think everyone acknowledges wouldn't have worked, and (ii) Brown's answer to the OSU spread is closer to an MSU-style defense than whatever the hell that 3-3-5 was that DJ came up with this year.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||We also beat out FSU for||
We also beat out FSU for Shelton Johnson last year, I believe.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Kalis and Jalad at Tanagra.||
Kalis and Jalad at Tanagra.
Drevno, his arms wide.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||Michigan 35 - 0 Minnesota.||
Michigan 35 - 0 Minnesota. Bonus prediction: Peppers scores his first TD.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||Many thanks for posting. I||
Many thanks for posting. I never once have remembered to use the link when ordering from Amazon, and I order stuff from them all the time. Would love for mgoblog to get even a small benefit from that.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||Looking forward to the Refs||
Looking forward to the Refs -435 in the UFR chart.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||On one hand, I tend to agree,||
On one hand, I tend to agree, and I'd imagine that if presented with the additional info that Brian dug up Hackett might not have issued the statement.
On the other hand, my immediate reaction to the news that Blake was getting bombed on twitter was a desire to tweet support at Blake (which I did not do, because (a) nobody should care about Random Internet Guy offering support to them, and (b) I assumed that he has been counseled to stay the hell away from twitter for awhile), or retweet some supportive tweets from Devin Gardner or other guys with ties to the program.
Neither of those is a fruitful response coming from random fan base members such as myself--but the statement of support from Hackett at least puts it out there, clearly, and from a source that is likely to filter down to Blake himself, that the real fan base doesn't wish any harm on Blake and in fact fully supports him.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||I think it goes something||
I think it goes something like this:
--Kareem Walker (OSU commit) visited Michigan last week, and there seems to be a decent chance that we flip him
--OSU was reported to be in contact with UW commit Antonio Williams after Walker's visit to UM
--Urbz was rumored to have given Walker an ultimatum (initially thought to be 24 hours, but MGoFish later backed off that timeline) to either cancel his remaining visits and reaffirm his commitment, or else.
--Williams decommits from UW.
A Michigan-colored-glasses reading of these events would be that Walker refused to reaffirm, OSU no longer considers him a commit, and has offered his spot to Williams, with Walker potentially flipping to Michigan in the near future.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||28-10 Michigan||
|33 weeks 1 day ago||A whole lot. *also guilty*||
A whole lot. *also guilty*
|34 weeks 2 days ago||Michigan 31, Maryland 10||
Michigan 31, Maryland 10
|35 weeks 2 days ago||27-24 BYU||
|36 weeks 2 days ago||56-6||
|36 weeks 3 days ago||You've found the wrong||
You've found the wrong Private Ryan
|36 weeks 4 days ago||I'm with you. None of us is||
I'm with you. None of us is under an obligation to give money to him. He is leveraging his participation in a sports team that many, many people love to support, and if some number of those people want to also show gratitude (or whatever) to him for that participation by helping him go to grad school, he's giving them an avenue to do so. I don't see any harm in that at all.
|38 weeks 4 days ago||21-10 Harbaugh||
|39 weeks 5 days ago||I'd play on xbone. Gamertag = animalfarm84||
I'd play on xbone. Gamertag = animalfarm84
|40 weeks 6 days ago||We redid our counters last||
We redid our counters last summer. Granite, and we love it. Agree with the posts above on granite and Quartz being quality choices. Biggest advice I have: choose your fabricator/installer very carefully. We had to have ours redone a couple times, and had a plumbing issue that the installer caused that left us with no kitchen for a couple weeks while everything got sorted out. It can be tough to separate the good fabricators/installers from the bad, so hopefully you can get some good recommendations in your area.
|47 weeks 3 days ago||As a UC basketaball fan, hard||
As a UC basketaball fan, hard to argue that their offense has mostly been terrible under Mick. But the issue isn't entirely scheme-related. When he had to rebuild the program from almost literally zero (1--ONE--player on scholarship when he took over), he prioritized defense, since that was a quicker route to getting back on track without access to high-level recruits.
The result is that they've had a bunch of athletic dudes who can't shoot the ball. They've been able to generate plenty of open looks from the perimeter, but haven't had many, if any, pure shooters during Mick's tenure. Hopefully Cumberland will help to change that.
/end UC thread hijacking.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Seems like a lot of lawyers||
Seems like a lot of lawyers on here...
Location: Richmond, VA
|1 year 5 weeks ago||I really like this approach.||
I really like this approach. 8 is a great number--one can envision seasons in which the 5th best team could have a plausible claim to be the best team in the land, but it's pretty hard to envision the 9th best team having such a claim.
8 teams, as you say, also lets have all 5 power conference champs plus a few wild cards. And the added wrinkle you propose eliminates the possibility of giving out one of the precious few 8 slots to the champion of a conference that has had really down year.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||This is an incredibly||
This is an incredibly outdated notion. UC has had good graduation rates in MBB for quite some time. And even the Huggins-era perception was driven largely by how the headline graduation rate figures were reported at that time in relation to JUCO transfers.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Yeah, I think someone posted||
Yeah, I think someone posted a couple days ago that a press release about a torn hamstring was imminent, but that obviously has not happened.