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|21 hours 17 min ago||With Urban's and Dantonio's||
With Urban's and Dantonio's health problems, they probably request salads at their recruits' houses. I know that my mom would take offense to that, and would love a houseguest like Brady!
|1 day 3 hours ago||Anything on Amazon (and most||
Anything on Amazon (and most likely has to be sold by Amazon). The commission rate varies but it's around 4%, so if everyone remembers to do this (rather than, say, going through a slickdeals.net link), that's a hefty chunk of change.
|1 day 4 hours ago||you got a shout out,||
you got a shout out, too.
|1 day 5 hours ago||Well, that was quick! Now||
Well, that was quick! Now bring back the negbangs!
|2 days 1 hour ago||True or false: My fiancee and||
True or false: My fiancee and I had our engagement pictures taken in matching versions of that shirt.
|2 days 3 hours ago||he said ideas for your wife||
he said ideas for your wife
|3 days 23 hours ago||I don't think you'll find||
I don't think you'll find much argument here. And for those who will argue against you, your argument isn't that damning.
|1 week 2 days ago||Hey OP||
Hey OP ... i think i love you -- can we be best friends?
|1 week 2 days ago||So Ace Williams caused this?||
So Ace Williams caused this?
|1 week 2 days ago||What are the two emoticons||
What are the two emoticons displayed in his tweet? They are just showing up as two boxes on my PC.
|1 week 3 days ago||You probably don't care,||
You probably don't care, Brian, but I put this up there as one of your best game columns of all time. Poignant, relatable, and beautifully written. How are you an engineer.
|1 week 5 days ago||Pharoah Brown scored. Sigh.||
Pharoah Brown scored. Sigh. At least we have AJ Williams.
|1 week 5 days ago||What does Al Borges actually||
What does Al Borges actually do all week?
* He takes 2 hours to draw up a new "play" that he will run 20 times the next game (but forget to draw up any constraints off of that play or sprinkle in any other types of plays).
* He then practices that play a couple times with the first team and thinks they'll gain 500 yards with it.
* He refuses to recruit off-campus.
* He obviously does not teach the QBs anything even though he is the QB coach.
* He goes home to his 17-year-younger-and-hotter-wife and teaches his daughter the word of the day (Saturday through Thursday it is "execute", Fridays it is "pizzanight").
* He figures out how to be equally witty and dismissive to the media.
* He continues to buy Domino's so Dave Brandon's stock options continue to soar.
* Cashes $59,000 per game paycheck.
|1 week 5 days ago||It's worse -- Al Borges only||
It's worse -- Al Borges only has a "decided schematic advantage" when he has Jason Campbell, Cadillac Williams, and Ronnie Brown on the field at the same time.
|1 week 5 days ago||Maybe Jabrill Peppers can||
Maybe Jabrill Peppers can tell Hoke he's decommitting unless Borges is fired.
|1 week 5 days ago||You really didn't have to||
You really didn't have to delete the "Fire Borges Open Thread" thread. Sometimes I think you're taking this modding job too seriously -- this is a blog, after all, and we came here because we are pulled in by Brian's wit and humor. You are turning it into corporate america.
|1 week 5 days ago||159 yards, even with 4||
159 yards, even with 4 turnovers by the defense.
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||It's a thick pizza, but not||
It's a thick pizza, but not nearly as thick as Chicago-style. While Chicago-style crust tastes like a pie crust (I'm talking dessert pie crusts, now), Detroit-style crust has the consistency of dense breadsticks. Just look up google images of Jet's Pizza and Buddy's Pizza and you'll be able to tell the difference.
I prefer Detroit over Chicago style.
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||Detroit style||
Buddy's was #2.
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||Thorin, we need a translation||
Thorin, we need a translation here!
|2 weeks 9 hours ago||Coming soon to your nearest||
Coming soon to your nearest Rick's:
|2 weeks 21 hours ago||"Dierdorf said he will stay||
"Dierdorf said he will stay involved in the game in some capacity, including possibly working in his hometown in St. Louis. He also wants to work a Michigan game in the radio booth with his college teammate, Jim Brandstatter, the longtime analyst for Michigan football. ”I can’t just stare at the walls,” Dierdorf said. “I’m too young for that.”"
|2 weeks 22 hours ago||Thanks, I've heard that from||
Thanks, I've heard that from someone else but wanted to hear it from a more authoritative voice. Sorry for the leading question.
|2 weeks 23 hours ago||No questions about the OL?||
No questions about the OL? Set in stone?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Fair enough, that's why I||
Fair enough, that's why I listed it as my third option. Perhaps a better option would be to move Hecklinski to QB coach, "lose" one of our current assistants to attrition, and hire a WR coach (cue people calling for Soup Campbell).
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I completely agree with your||
I completely agree with your assessment. I also want the team to find a QB coach, but to do so Michigan needs to eliminate one of the current assistant coach positions (or restructure/reassign coaches). We have more coaches on the defensive side of the ball (especially when you factor in Mattison and Hoke coaching the DL), so that side has more candidates. My first preference would be Mark Smith (due to the presence of Manning and Smith being somewhat unheralded in resume, recruiting, and coaching circles). Second preference would be Ferrigno (TE/special teams). A dedicated QB coach could also "help" Borges with general OC duties (and recruit off campus, unlike Borges), although who knows whether Borges would accept any help.
Third option is for Hecklinski to take both the WRs and the QBs -- Hecklinski was a QB back in his college days, and a pretty good one at that. I realize that's a lot to put on one assistant's plate, but remember that he is currently the recruiting coordinator (or whatever the title is). I say give Manning the "recruiting coordinator" job and then Hecklinski might have time to coach both WR and QB.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||As Brian stated, most of||
As Brian stated, most of these near-interceptions stem from LB's or DE's dropping into space -- there are usually 2-3 defenders in the vicinity of the receiver on a lot of these quick slants and hitches. This congestion would be mitigated if those defenders had to respect the run more, obviously (although when they did recognize a run look, they stayed home). This is not a particularly insightful comment -- of course Borges would love to have a running game that can better set up these quick, short passes.
The flip side is that if LBs and DEs are dropping into coverage, there are less defenders rushing the passer. And yet, Gardner was consistently hurried into making these passes due to the pass rush. Sure, NW was overloading one side of the OL or beating Kerridge and Company (Taylor, what were you thinking on that slide protection!), but that is especially disconcerting. Edit: Actually, after re-watching the 6 plays in the third category, 5 out of those 6 plays were blocked pretty well by the OL -- they were mostly bad quick reads by Gardner (with the exception being the last play).
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks, Peterr.||
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I would take your arguments||
I would take your arguments more seriously if you correctly spelled Borges' name.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||After thinking about this||
After thinking about this further, I was curious as to whether these bad reads, drops into coverage by LBs and DEs, and 'desperate' throws were a function of the down and distance. One would think the LBs and DEs dropping into zone coverage (or simply dropping in search of quick slants and hitches to Gallon/TE's) would occur on obvious passing downs.
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I'd say that confirms my suspicions, but then again I would've expected more 3rd-and-long plays to result in these near-misses than the data suggests.