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|2 years 31 weeks ago||I've stopped trying to guess.||
I've stopped trying to guess. They couldn't run between the tackles vs. Indiana, but then they turn around and do just that against Iowa. The o-line is so banged up that I'm not sure anyone knows what to expect from week-to-week.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Do the monkeys run 5-wide||
Do the monkeys run 5-wide sets on third-and-three despite the fact that Le'Veon Bell is our RB?
|2 years 37 weeks ago||You're reading too much into||
You're reading too much into one comment. Obviously there's more to it than "460 yards = win" and "turnovers = bad." Maybe the WR comment muddied my point: I thought the run game was fine overall and Maxwell played well down the stretch.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||You're right, they can and||
You're right, they can and should improve on their YPP. The passing game was pretty bad outside of the fourth quarter. I thought Maxwell played fine in the second half and especially in the fourth quarter. I'm happy with how he handled the pressure. Now, will some WRs step up? Your guess is as good as mine. Realistically, it might not happen until mid-season when the young guys get some experience.
Run game was fine. They completely controlled the clock in the 4th, which is what they should have done against a defense like that.
Re: Turnovers and scoring ... Obviously they'll be in trouble if they can't hang onto the ball. I'll be the first one to call them terrible if they turn it over four times every game.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||I enjoy college football and||
I enjoy college football and I glean information from this site, among others. I post because it's fun to go back and forth with people who don't share my views. I don't have a shit-ton of free time, but then again I don't post a ton. Mostly lurk.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||I'll take 460 yards of||
I'll take 460 yards of laughable offense most weeks.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Prater in the third round?||
Prater in the third round? Yikes. I know he was a 5-star and all but he hasn't played a meaningful snap since h.s.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||ORLY?||
|3 years 2 weeks ago||Good size, strong arm, solid||
Good size, strong arm, solid athlete. Not a true dual-threat but can make things happen when things break down. I'm really interested to see how he stacks up to the competition since he isn't even rated on some services.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||I had a nice long response to||
I had a nice long response to this typed up this a.m. but apparently it didn't save. Oops.
Short story: I expect a lot from the current crop in the next three seasons ... At least 9-10 wins a year through 2013-14 and at least one B1G title in those three seasons (barring catastrophic injuries and NFL defections).
Aggregrate record over five years? I honestly have no idea. I think you need to step back and re-evalutate the league every 2-3 years because so much changes. As of now, I think the teams in the best position to compete for titles in 5-7 years are MSU, UM, OSU, Wisconsin, and maybe Nebraska. PSU is a total wild card. Iowa seems happy with Ferentz, which is fine. The rest have a steep hill to climb.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||You don't think a "ceiling"||
You don't think a "ceiling" of Top 4-ish team in the B1G is a bit conservative?
I don't think any B1G team has a ceiling like that save maybe NW or Indiana. Any team, given the right coach and a financial commitment, can compete for B1G titles annually. The problem with most schools is they're either a) not a final destination for good coaches, or b) geographically disadvantaged.
That said, I think MSU's ceiling is as high as any other B1G team's ceiling, including UM or OSU. Look at what Wisconsin has done over the past two decades. They were a joke until Alvarez showed up ... Now an 8-win season is a down year. All it takes is a good coach and an administration commited to winning.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||I don't read it that way, but||
I don't read it that way, but I can see how you might.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Ferentz has been to two||
Ferentz has been to two Orange bowls. He had a nice run from 2002-2004, but has been pretty mediocre with the exception of 2008-09. Now they're replacing their OC and DC after two disappointing seasons. I think MSU's ceiling is higher than that.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||MSU's wounds in the 70s, 80s||
MSU's wounds in the 70s, 80s and early 90s were mostly self-inflicted. It helps to have a an administration focused on winning instead of fighting with each other.
Also, the game is different now because recruiting is different. The reality is that coaches can scout nationally via e-mail and YouTube. In addition, brand recognition can be built much faster these days thanks to ESPN and recruiting websites.The barriers to recruiting that existed a few decades ago are no longer applicable.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||I agree with some of what||
I agree with some of what you're saying, but I'd be disappointed if MSU's ceiling was the current Iowa program because I think MSU has a higher ceiling.
Don't get me wrong ... I think Ferentz does a nice job with what he has. MSU and its staff, however, have regional advantages that Iowa can only dream about. When's the last time Iowa beat MSU for an Ohio kid? Or a Michigan kid? It's happened maybe once or twice in the last few years. Iowa has a bigger advantage in Illinois, but which situation would you rather have?
I like MSU's 2013 class so far. They'll likely be halfway done by the end of April and will be able to focus on filling only a handful of spots the rest of the year.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||I see this argument a lot on||
I see this argument a lot on here and I have two thoughts:
1) UM will outrecruit MSU for the forseeable future. Been that way for decades. Will the Hoke era produce more wins over MSU than the Rich Rod era did? Probably ... But I don't think this automatically means MSU recruiting goes into the shitter. They're doing pretty well in the 2013 class despite Michigan's hot start. Another solid season certainly won't hurt those efforts.
2) The State of Michigan could support two winning programs. People love to throw out the UM vs. MSU head-to-head recruiting battles like the end result (wins and losses) is some sort of zero-sum game. The head-to-head battles with UM are just one part of the equation. MSU has done pretty well for themselves despite also having to recruit against traditional heavyweights like OSU, ND and PSU -- all of which are within a very reasonable driving distance from their home turf.
If MSU keeps winning, like it or not, their recruiting footprint will continue to expand and their talent level will be strong.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||He missed the Maui trip last||
He missed the Maui trip last year but he wasn't suspended. See link:
|3 years 7 weeks ago||Anyone else think it might be||
Anyone else think it might be a mistake to play the games at Cass Tech? Seems like having them play somewhere around the Pontiac area - OU maybe? - would have been a much better test case for an MLS team that plans on playing at the Silverdome.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||There's a lot of speculation||
There's a lot of speculation - possibly unfounded - around whether or not he will qualify.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||MSU lost because they had||
MSU lost because they had nobody to guard Buford when Dawson went down. Not because of some perceived lack of focus.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|3 years 13 weeks ago||I know you're being||
I know you're being sarcastic, but I've heard nothing on Pocic lately so I have no clue. tRCMB has zillions of users and just as many opinions. One thing's for sure: the Midwest is loaded with OT/OG talent this year.
That said, nobody anywhere in the country should be "worried" about their team's recruiting since it's only Feb. Unless you're a PSU fan ... Then maybe you'd be worried.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Pretty nice day for you guys.||
Pretty nice day for you guys. Congrats.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Sure, it's possible, but I'm||
Sure, it's possible, but I'm glossing over him because the Wisky writer lists him as the third choice behind two guys with career-threatening injuries. Not exactly a ringing endorsement.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||I came for the recruiting||
I came for the recruiting news and stayed for the football UFRs.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||This blog post does a good||
This blog post does a good job of summarizing Wisky's current QB situation: http://www.buckys5thquarter.com/2012/2/7/2783523/way-too-early-position-preview-quarterbacks.
So they basically have a RS junior who may or may not even be healthy enough to play, a RS senior who was a dual threat until he tore his ACL twice, a RS soph and a couple of freshmen. One more injury and Angry Wisconsin QB Hating God will become a thing.
I'll take my chances with Maxwell.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Way||
|3 years 14 weeks ago||He'd be an idiot to go to||
He'd be an idiot to go to MSU, where he'll have to compete for the starting job. He could start from Day 1 at Wisky.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Link to the National Bone||
Link to the National Bone Marrow Registry for those who can't make it to Ann Arbor: http://marrow.org/Home.aspx. Very quick and easy to get registered.
Good luck to you and your friend.
|3 years 15 weeks ago||With or without salsa?||
With or without salsa?