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|1 week 5 days ago||True--it clearly wasn't all||
True--it clearly wasn't all line yardage
|1 week 5 days ago||I think the OL/TE/FB had at||
I think the OL/TE/FB had at least as much to do with their running success as Elliot
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Nope, tight ends/stick||
Nope, tight ends/stick handling game coordinator
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Nope, tight ends/stick||
Edit: grrr, sorry about the double post.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Except for misspelling||
Except for misspelling "Iupati"
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Same thought here. Perhaps||
Same thought here. Perhaps the S&C coach counts?
EDIT: Nope, doesn't look like it: "184.108.40.206.1 Weight or Strength Coach FBS - A weight (strength and conditioning) coach may conduct flexibility, warm-up and physical conditioning activities prior to any game and prior to or during any practice or other organized activities without being included in the limitations on number of coaches."
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Probably gives him something||
Probably gives him something to grab onto for support in these tough times.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||"The bottom line question to||
"The bottom line question to me is how well these athletes do in life after they leave their universities, and whether they're getting the same kind of (or better) life trajectory bumps that their non-athlete peers get."
Exactly. What I don't want to see is an approach where winning at football trumps the future life prospects of the players. We know the odds of succeding at football professionally are exceedingly low, but so long as the education the players receive prepares them to do well--in football or, more likely, otherwise--after they leave, then I'd consider that a successful program.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Totally agree. He's given us||
Totally agree. He's given us a lot of great moments on the field (together with some not-so-great moments), but from an outsider's perspective he's been everything one could ask for off the field.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Well done. This gets right||
Well done. This gets right to the heart of the matter, without being over the top.
|18 weeks 1 hour 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.
|18 weeks 3 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.
|19 weeks 6 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.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Brad Inferno!!!||
|19 weeks 6 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.
|20 weeks 3 hours 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.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Fig Thing...great typo, or||
Fig Thing...great typo, or the greatest typo?
|20 weeks 3 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.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||One of the all-time great||
One of the all-time great episodes
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Haha, fair point.||
Haha, fair point.
|20 weeks 3 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.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Save Ferris!!!||
|20 weeks 3 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.
|21 weeks 3 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.
|21 weeks 3 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.
|21 weeks 5 days 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.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||A Beyer-Hurst-Pip-Henry-Clark||
A Beyer-Hurst-Pip-Henry-Clark goal line package sounds pretty nice on paper.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Dymonte Thomas on a blocked||
Dymonte Thomas on a blocked punt return.
|21 weeks 6 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.
|21 weeks 6 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.