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|1 day 20 hours ago||Other from Players' Tribune||
Drake Johnson & Desmond Morgan did little fill out the blank things.
Music featured includes Brittany Spears, Justin Bieber, and George Strait.
Johnson says the strangest coaching he ever got was "to NOT run fast on a play".
Desmond Morgan would change "targeting" if he could pick any rule to fix. (duh)
|3 days 15 hours ago||Good Post||
Thinking through the puts and takes:
- If you're playing press man w/ 10 guys w/in 5 yards of the LOS, your run support is outside not in the middle of the field, right? So you try to string plays out to the sideline more than turn them back as an LB.
- We seem to have more Nickel/SS types (Peppers & Hill): can play press, support the run, probably not as good playing a deep third or man from 8-10 yds off.
- And fewer LBs that you feel good about taking off to cover the flat or 1x1 running down the field with a TE.
- Perhaps as a compromise you could split the field and give Wilson a deep half & move him up to 10-12 yds (instead of 12-20). Play press underneath his half and softer on the opposite side. Don't tip this too much with your alignment though, and mix it up.
|3 days 19 hours ago||Penalties||
I don't know if I'm just assuming the worst possible outcome every play now, but I thought the biggest "no call" of the game was when Willie Henry planted Hackenburg and did NOT receive a roughing the passer call. He wasn't that late, but it was one of those plays that was a penalty 0 out of 10 times a decade ago and 8.5 out of 10 times today. PSU wasted a timeout (I believe their last) after that, and a first down +15 yards could've kept the game in doubt. (It was 14-10 w/ about ten minutes left at the time).
|6 days 19 hours ago||As an investor...||
I can assure you that Toys R US most definitely IS broken.
|1 week 17 hours ago||In retro-spect I was being a||
In retro-spect I was being a bit argumentative.
I generally agree that we got run all over, and when that happens, as a coach you should probably adjust to a look with more run support. Playing both safeties at "medium" depth, vs one high & one low is as good a way as any to accomplish that.
I don't think the 3/4 vs 4/3 look makes a big difference. I know we have both looks with a buck, but RJS still feels like more of an on the LOS player to me.
More generally, I'm saying we got out Jimmy & Joe'd vs X's & O's 'ed. But yeah as a coach you should try to adapt. Perhaps not Durkin's best game.
|1 week 19 hours ago||"If you're good enough to||
"If you're good enough to play on an island, then play zero and bring that guy down into the box, and do it late, if need be."
This is your answer.
|1 week 19 hours ago||Yeah I agree. What I wrote||
Yeah I agree. What I wrote was more alignment specific to the picture, but the point is: playing 5 on 6 "inside" with only 3 men on the line would be recipe for 5 ypc inside, one way or another.
QBs that can run (well) and throw (well) are dang near impossible to stop.
|1 week 19 hours ago||Meh||
It starts up front.
In "take what the defense gives you" philosophy, the above formation is asking the offense to run a RB dive.
5 on 5 blocking, Godin/Strobel gets blown off the ball, Guards swallow Morgan & Bolden, RJS & Peppers (unblocked except by slots) probably can't cross the line of scrimmage and cut behind the OTs to make the play, have to scrape over the top & you're handing them five yards every time. If you do "run blitz" the two OLB/Buck/Nickel-type substances, then Bubble/bubble/bubble.
Indiana has a good OL, Sr QB that is probably 2nd string All Big 10 behind a top 10 draft pick, and a big transfer RB (outta no where!) that was breaking tackles ALL DAY.
We were playing our 2nd (Hurst) and 4th/5th (Godin/Strobel) Nose Tackles (assuming Mone was 3rd, not even counting Pipkins). They also play with a ton of pace, which left our short-handed DL gassed.
Henry (allegedly) had a quiet, decent day. I think we all saw Wormley get reached by the OT easy as pie during overtime for 15 yds a pop on that outside zone. He must've been gassed because fresh I don't think he gives that up to Jake freaking Long that easily. That wasn't option football, it was just a man on man butt-kicking.
|1 week 1 day ago||Yep||
We have a very lumpy roster. Enjoy the next 14 regular season games (plus some bonus football hopefully). After that, trust Harbaugh to recruit and coach 'em up because the team will rely an awful lot on guys who are currently (unsigned) commits and freshmen that are redshirting. That's college football to an extent, but our roster has been a bit lumpy ever since Rich Rod attrition.
|1 week 1 day ago||Big 10 QBs||
Cook #1, Sudfeld #2. OSU QB (Jones+Barrett) could share by the numbers, but that won't actually happen I don't think. Beathard #3, Rudock #4 as it stands today. Could change with two games to go.
If you think Sudfeld won't win it because they're 4-6, then I bet it will go to undefeated CJ Beathard over Rudock who is having a very similar season statistically. Tommy Armstrong Jr. also has a decent case (TDs & YPA) but is 5-6 & leads in INTs.
Stave and Hackenburg playing decent, but seem a step below. The rest ranges from meh to tire-fire.
|1 week 2 days ago||Of all programs I don't think||
Of all programs I don't think we can be throwing stones about being overrated at the end of September: Exhibit A - the last decade.
|1 week 2 days ago||Exactly This||
You see, I don't like Mark Dantonio. I never told you to like him. I find him to be a bit annoying with the media, but then of course I do... He coaches one of Michigan's rivals and has won altogether WAY TOO MANY football games for them, especially the head to head match ups.
Maybe you know him personally or maybe his interactions with the media are enough for you to believe he's a "douchebag" and a "dickbag". But I just don't see it dude and I don't think its a good look for you (those comments or this OP).
I'm sure some people agree with me, I'm sure others don't. I'm obviously not going to change your opinion, but I wanted to speak up for those lurking to show that we don't all share your opinion.
|1 week 2 days ago||Okay||
What about "some people have said that Michigan is not an elite job anymore".
Brady Hoke Answer: "Who says that?" /incredulous / head shake
When a reporter asks a question like "Hey, don't you guys suck?" or "Isn't it true that no one cares about your team?" ... Coaches will handle it different ways. But I don't blame them for being annoyed.
Jim Harbaugh literally called it "disrespectful" to get asked about other coaching jobs this year:
As LSA noted, Lloyd Carr literally responded with "Why would you ask a dumb question like that?".
Chip Kelly, to cite a random example, just makes stuff up:
|1 week 2 days ago||Man||
The Dantonio "disrespect" obsession/meme on this board has gone way overboard. He's playing the hand he's dealt.
Losing to MSU sucks. Losing the way we lost sucks worse. If you have personal issues "in real life" with terrible people who happen to also be MSU fans, I'm sorry; you should remove yourself from as many of those interactions as possible. But the ritualistic Dantonio voodoo doll stabbing has to stop. Posts like this show that certain Michigan fans are AT LEAST as obsessed with MSU as we claim they are with us. LET IT GO. #cumongman
Chargers QB Jim Harbaugh refused to answer questions on Wednesday from San Diego Union-Tribune beat writer Jim Trotter, who wore a 49ers sweatshirt to the team's practice. Trotter wrote about the incident in Thursday's Chargers notebook, but he did not name himself as the reporter. Harbaugh said it was "pathetic" a reporter would wear the logoed sweat shirt. Harbaugh: "I don't talk to anybody in a San Francisco 49ers shirt. How could you wear that out here? ... Seriously, man. How could you wear that out here to a Chargers facility?" When Trotter said he was not employed by the Chargers, Harbaugh said, "Well, I don't answer any questions from anybody wearing the enemy's jersey".
|1 week 2 days ago||As a recently married man||
As a recently married man (and recent attendee of several other weddings). I can attest that neither President Obama, House Speaker Paul Ryan, Urban Meyer nor Jim Harbaugh would've been welcome at a number of them.
Personal, Private Event. Invitation Only.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Quality||
A laugher of a column for a laugher of a game.
Well done Ozone, always good, but typically not this funny. Perhaps because there was little serious analysis required for this one.
It appears OSU hates having Rutgers in the Big Ten about as much as we do. THANKS JIM DELANY.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I think it only counts his||
I think it only counts his Stanford classes, 4 * 27 = 108.
Also it's only the players he signed, not the ones there already when he started coaching there.
|3 weeks 21 hours ago||Further Reading||
Ankle Mobility & Squatting (which has a high carry over to generating power out of a 3 point stance):
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Hello Wisconsin (Play them||
(Play them every year for the next four)
(Play them only once, 2018, out of the next four)
|3 weeks 1 day ago||My Take||
1. Simmons has always been a great "Entrepreneur" when it comes to sports journalism, and a pretty terrible "Employee" in terms of being able to get along with his bosses.
2. Grantland was dead the day that Simmons time at ESPN ended. There was not going to be institutional support from Day One unless it turned into another Simmons idea that made money (like 30 for 30).
3. Grantland had some great writers, but you can add me to the pile that 'didn't get it' with the non-sports / pop culture content.
4. This is not the first time a dynamic writer split with his original platform. (Ezra Klein & WonkBlog/Vox.com, and Kara Swisher/Walt Mossberg & All Things D (WSJ)/Re/code come to mind as recent examples).
|4 weeks 3 days ago||200X||
2007 was, arguably, the strangest year of college football in the past decade. It featured several different number one teams, and a Border War game between Kansas and Missouri with National Championship implications. Boston College and South Florida both rose to be ranked #2 IN THE COUNTRY for at least one week during the season. This naturally favored Les Miles, as eventual National Champion, LSU, stood atop the pile of chaos with two double overtime losses, to Kentucky and Arkansas. Alabama lost to Louisiana-Monroe in Nick Saban's debut season. Meanwhile, Notre Dame won fewer than four games for the first time since 1963.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Semantics||
"Michigan State entered this season a projected juggernaut with an NFL quarterback and that ol' Spartan defense."
While I respect Connor Cook, I insist that we refer to him as "a very good college quarterback that is expected to be selected high in the NFL draft next May".
Many QB draft picks do not pan out, and most are not ready to play in the NFL and succeed as a rookie. Let's not put the man on a pedestal. Aaron Rodgers he is not.
Also it warrants reminding that the Rutgers "secondary" he shredded last week (in the second half) was more like the Rutgers "second string" given that 3 projected starter/contributor DBs were kicked off the team in September.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Quote|
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Gameday Sign Ideas: "We Fired||
Gameday Sign Ideas:
"We Fired Dave Brandon!"
"Schlissel / Hackett 2016"
"Who's Got it Better Than Us?
|5 weeks 6 days ago||It kind of depends||
If you get buy in from both sides, it can be like a fun game: ex - West Quad vs South Quad snowball fight.
If one side legitmately doesn't want you involved and you antagonize them... not so cool.
|6 weeks 1 hour ago||Yeah for those not in on the||
Yeah for those not in on the joke: this from the owner who let Richie Incognito happen AND then had his QB in the press for making fun of practice squad players for their paychecks...
|6 weeks 1 hour ago||This times a million. My||
This times a million.
My model says Michigan by 17 but I think it's wrong by at least 18 points.
Who does that?
|6 weeks 16 hours ago||Fear Level = 6.5; Need to Win||
Fear Level = 6.5; Need to Win = Infinity
|6 weeks 16 hours ago||Blitzball||
This was really the key. NW has been wrecking havoc by letting it's guys go for TFLs on every play. This got Stanford by surprise and has been blowing up drives for other teams offenses all year. The value of a strong coaching staff is Harbaugh identified this and punished it on the 4th play from scrimmage w/ the PA Jake Butt pass. That's also what Fitz was talking about when he said he thought Michigan had the advantage because they had the Stanford v NW tape.
Remarkable then that we had no three and outs. Offense really won the field position battle every time they didn't score, which helped contribute to the shut out.
NW drive starting points (non-kickoffs after Michigan scores): the 20 yard line, the 8, the 10, the 13 and the 18.
|6 weeks 21 hours ago||I think both Hill & Clark||
I think both Hill & Clark have more snaps than James Ross at this point (Nickel). Plus he's suspended a half.