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|17 hours 2 min ago||You aren't a highschooler||
You aren't a highschooler receiving letters with lipstick kisses from Brian Kelly, though.
|17 hours 15 min ago||Anything that helps the USPS||
Anything that helps the USPS stay afloat while keeping the cost of postage down! I don't want to pay UPS or FedEx $12 to mail a letter to my grandma.
|17 hours 17 min ago||Usually when you email to||
Usually when you email to cancel they extend your membership for free in order to try to get you hooked. Any reports on what the typical extension is?
|19 hours 28 min ago||BRIGHT IDEA||
Maybe Dave Brandon can write another 1000 word blog post to convince him to re-commit.
|19 hours 39 min ago||According to the free board||
According to the free board on 247, Campbell has decommitted.
|21 hours 38 min ago||As I understand it, the||
As I understand it, the Flaming Tomahawk is really expensive -- upwards of $50. Didn't know Valenti could float that.
|2 days 3 hours ago||The program usually announces||
The program usually announces all the transfers and unrenewed 5th years at once, right? I imagine that'll happen a little while after the bowl game, after Hoke has a chance to talk with each player (and the player talks with their family over winter break).
|4 days 23 hours ago||Good analysis, you might as||
Good analysis, you might as well keep going and UFR the whole thing. This is what, a RPS +2?
|4 days 23 hours ago||One other difference between||
One other difference between those two OL's: 2012 was coached by Gene Chizik, 2013 by Gus Malzahn.
|4 days 23 hours ago||Yes, I agree. I don't think||
Yes, I agree. I don't think you can make the argument that Borges can just implement a Malzahn scheme. Borges' and Malzahn's offensive schemes are antithetical. One might naturally think that the more intricate offense (Borges' west coast plus power-blocking scheme) would outperform the rudimentary offense (Malzahn's set of 8 running plays), but we've seen that is not the case. Mgoblog readers are the last group of people that have to be told that this is disappointing.
I think the distinction, aptly described by Zone Left, can be summarized by the way the offenses line up. Malzahn's (and others, like Briles and Chip Kelly) offense spreads out to minimize the number of defenders "in the box", and further tries to option off a defender using the zone read/spread. In contrast, Borges' philosophy essentially maximizes the number of defenders in the box -- lots of TE's, FB's, bunch formations of WRs inside the hashmarks. As a result, you'll see 7, 8, or 9 defenders in the box, and Borges has developed ways to block all those guys on paper. Execution, he would say, is where the play breaks down.
At this point, we're not going to see a drastic change in philosophy from Borges. If Borges was 25 years old and starting out in the coaching profession, I think he would be a spread-based coach -- his pressers reveal that he is a smart guy and I believe he'd realize the benefits of the spread. However, he is 58 years old -- he's not changing. We just have to hope that the players can perform up to his expectations in order to see how his scheme works.
|4 days 23 hours ago||No, you just posted a||
No, you just posted a one-liner that contributes nothing to the conversation (whereas the OP and thread have been pretty analytical). It's one-liners like your post that have stifled good conversation on the blog since voting disappeared.
|5 days 1 hour ago||(No subject)|
|5 days 4 hours ago||So this is a Kate Upton||
So this is a Kate Upton thread? OK.
|5 days 4 hours ago||You have to post in the||
You have to post in the thread to be posbanged ... unfortunately upvotes on a thread do not count toward your point total!
|5 days 6 hours ago||There you go, join in the||
There you go, join in the fun!
|5 days 7 hours ago||Two posbang threads?||
Two posbang threads?
|5 days 7 hours ago||.||
Why are you whispering?
|5 days 7 hours ago||I didn't realize it was||
I didn't realize it was Friday the 13th until you posted this. I guess I'm not very superstitious.
EDIT: You should also make this a posbang thread, because, well Friday+posbangs are back.
|5 days 7 hours ago||From your twitter and posts||
From your twitter and posts on the facebook group for Children of Yost, you still seem to dislike Brian, particularly his refusal to "support" the hockey team last year and his "overreactions" to the football team's poor play. Why do you want to come back here if you dislike the proprietor?
|6 days 3 hours ago||That's true, but Bain Capital||
That's true, but Bain Capital != Bain & Co.
|6 days 3 hours ago||-98798 points Woof. But we||
Woof. But we could probably do this.
|6 days 4 hours ago||It's semantics, really, and||
It's semantics, really, and what you call an accusation of diverting funds is just the author complaining about DB's growing salary and money-driven attitude. I trust everyone here to consider Acker's points with good reason, not as if it's gospel.
|6 days 6 hours ago||First rule: No talking about||
First rule: No talking about mgopoints!
|6 days 6 hours ago||I understand that -- but I'm||
I understand that -- but I'm guessing that the amount of revenue that brings in per visit is much less than the website.
|6 days 7 hours ago||True for some people, not||
True for some people, not true for others. I have friends who started reading via browser and now ONLY view the site via the app; if the app didn't exist, though, they would visit the site (either using their phone's browser or on a computer). So for some, the app (which probably pays less per visit) is cannibalizing views.
My question was just for people in my situation: I sit within an arm's length of a computer most of the day and can choose to either check the site via browser or app, and am deciding which benefits the site more.
|6 days 7 hours ago||Elaydin does the iOS app,||
Elaydin does the iOS app, android is by https://twitter.com/SeanPONeil
|6 days 7 hours ago||On a slightly related point,||
On a slightly related point, I've always wondered how much Brian & Co. makes off of me visiting the website versus reading it on the app. Is the difference in advertising revenue significant? If you make a lot more from website pageviews than app ads, I'll try to use the website instead of the app when possible.
(Of course, I disable adblock for mgoblog.com because viewing ads on the sidebar are the least I can do to support the site.)
|6 days 19 hours ago||Sounds like you're tuned in||
Sounds like you're tuned in to EMU. Anything more you can tell us about the search and/or Hart?
|6 days 19 hours ago||Also note that Chuck Martin,||
Also note that Chuck Martin, who was ND's OC, just left to take the Miami (NTM) HC position. Looks like Kelly will have to come with a brand new staff. Given his temperament, I would look to get out from underneath him as soon as possible, too.
|6 days 19 hours ago||An honest-to-goodness,||
EDIT: In lieu of my double post, I give you our B1G commissioner: