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|3 weeks 1 day ago||Defense: Back 7||
Jake Ryan, Desmond Morgan, Tom Gordon, Courtney Avery, (and Jordan Kovacs), all ranked 600+ in their classes. 5 of of 8 starters in the back 7 (nickel).
Major overachievers as a group.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Samir: Hmm... well, why don't||
Samir: Hmm... well, why don't you just go by Mike instead of Michael?
Michael Bolton: No way! Why should I change? He's the one who sucks.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Reference: http://mgoblog.com||
UFR Michigan Defensive Formation # of Plays Charted - 2011 Season
|6 weeks 5 days ago||N||
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Best data set on NFL Draftees:|
|8 weeks 11 hours ago||Strategic? Implications...||
Mathlete argues the opposite of this logic that either he or Brian has put forth in the past: "even though the expected return is higher, the (kick) receiving team should not take touchbacks because the variance of the return is lower (zero)".
The offense should be interested in high variance, big play opportunities. The defense should be interested in limiting those opportunities, even if that means sacrificing a modest amount of field position on average.
Also, we don't have data for hang time. I'll bet if you did and you could eliminate shorter punts that did not have superior hang time, the results would look different.
Also to assume a "law of large numbers" approach when you only punt ~40-60 times per season and not account for who you're kicking to seems foolish. Look at the separation in Punt Return Yards (Average):
|13 weeks 1 day ago||A major college football||
A major college football rivalry in the other division of its conference commanding all of the attention? Nebraska has never heard of such a thing.
|14 weeks 11 hours ago||They should've signed Quin||
They should've signed Quin Blanding.
|14 weeks 15 hours ago||Well those are the only||
Well those are the only scholarship & non-true freshmen WRs this season.
|14 weeks 16 hours ago||Chris Bryant||
No mention of Chris Bryant, he's about 6.5 months off his broken leg. Anyone know if he's participating in spring practice?
|14 weeks 17 hours ago||EDIT Request: "Tigers Release||
EDIT Request: "Tigers Release B. Boesch"
Before this turns into a OMG-what-happened-to-Kyle-Bosch-and-why-did-the-OP-spell-his-name-wrong?-thread
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Fail||
And another EA Fail:
"With the victory, Robinson becomes the third Michigan Wolverine to appear on the cover of an NCAA Football title after former Heisman Trophy Winners Desmond Howard (NCAA Football 99) and Charles Woodson (NCAA Football 2006)."
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Wheat Thins > Lil' Wheat||
Wheat Thins > Lil' Wheat
|15 weeks 14 hours ago||Spring Game?||
With Fitz injured and Derrick Green/Deveon Smith both not yet on campus, the RB position for the Spring Game is kind of a punt, no?
More Rawls/Hayes (Johnson/Norfleet?)
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Trolling argument: "If the||
Trolling argument: "If the WDE is an "OLB" coached by the OLB coach Roy Manning, then we have 4 LBs on the field, which is a 3-4 defense."
Questions about switching to a 3-4 defense kept coming up last year (because of DL depth issue), and Brian and Co. explained at length over and over again how a 4-3 under is basically the same thing. So no we're not "switching" to a different defensive scheme.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||"I presume this means Hoke||
"I presume this means Hoke will continue with the nose tackles, Mattison will take the SDEs and 3techs, and Manning will be in charge of both the SAMs and WDEs."
So basically you're saying we're switching to a 3-4 defense then? /trolling
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Aren't the Canadiens kind of||
Aren't the Canadiens kind of the Notre Dame of the NHL? (Except for the part where Notre Dame was in the Championship game this year)
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Thx DB||
Obviously the 2015 home opener @ Utah deserves the credit for this.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||On that note||
Michigan Top 22 "Avg-Avg" = 3.86
OSU Top 22 "Avg-Avg" = 3.83
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Chris Spielman||
Always seemed like a decent guy. Awesome career. Wound up with the Lions. In one of the Michigan v OSU documentaries he says he told his Dad he wanted to go to Michigan (grew up in Ohio) and his Dad said something like "if you go there, don't come back" so he went to OSU.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Second That||
But it is the offseason, so what else should we talk about? Hockey's Back? Derrick Green again? Harbowl?
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Location||
I don't know if this is possible, but I recommend putting a hyperlink to the Sticky thread on these pages at the top and/or next to the submit button/text box:
And perhaps what pops up when you go to compose a comment in a thread.
I've found this via "Useful Stuff" but I think its a bit confusing and needs to be dumbed down/put in a better context:
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Can I Get A Source For That?|
|22 weeks 5 hours ago||The Junior in High School is||
The Junior in High School is always more exciting than the Freshman on our roster that just spent the season redshirting (no matter how highly they were rated).
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Request||
Awesome work Seth. One request:
Could you take a look at the number of Solid Starters you would project based on the roster for 2011 & 2012 (fill in these blanks):
I'd really like to know (1) what the expected change was from 2011 to 2012 (since everyone says it was so terrible), and (2) what the expected change is from 2012 to 2013.
Also one comment: Our 2013 projection if Lewan doesn't come back is 1.87. /shudder. Wooo!
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Early Signing Period||
Best argument for an early signing period is this situation, and kids enrolling early more and more. A school should be committed to a kid at least some period before he enrolls. This doesn't work if signing day isn't until February.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||I think he was starting to do||
I think he was starting to do some interviews & then Tremendous popped up. Brian & Ace (IMO wisely) probably figured the same set of kids didn't need ANOTHER guy harassing them about their recruitment (esp. when all the Tremendous info was freely available).
|23 weeks 16 hours ago||On top of the 2012 & 13 DL||
On top of the 2012 & 13 DL classes, landing Hand, McDowell, and Mone would pretty much be the most awesome thing ever. I can only think about our opponents thinking, "uh, not fair".
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Kovacs||
Please stay healthy Tom Gordon. I don't want two new safeties on the field at once.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Speed RBs:||
Name, Height, Weight
Denard Robinson, 6'0", 197
Jahvid Best, 5'10", 199
Reggie Bush, 6'0", 203
CJ Spiller, 5'11", 200
Chris Johnson, 5'11", 191
Lesean McCoy, 5'11", 208
Jamaal Charles, 5'11, 199
Everybody else listed seems to be in the 215-230 range, and consistently under 6'0", with a few monsterback exceptions:
I did read that one scout's opinion, but think a defensive position is silly. Depends on what you think is easier to learn/fits his skill set better: route running & catching, or pass blocking. I think he'll find success as "the Vincent Smith of the NFL".