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|11 hours 56 min ago||Per mgoblue.com he redshirted as a freshman||
So he has another year of eligibility (link).
|2 days 26 min ago||It's a pain in the ass to break into the kid's school, though||
Depends on the kid, but you have to do it through at least second grade.
|2 days 5 hours ago||27-21||
Fighting Harbaughs win 27-21.
|1 week 23 hours ago||At least three players||
I think the links will work.
Navarre (link). Northwestern, Ohio State and USC in 2003.
Brady (link). Purdue, Michigan State and Illinois in 1999.
Collins (link). Washington State, Notre Dame and Houston in 1993.
|1 week 1 day ago||Was Holtz ever any good?||
I guess he was fine as long as he wasn't talking about Notre Dame, or teams that had played Notre Dame, or teams that might play Notre Dame, or schools where Skip was coaching, or the schools Skip was coaching against, but...
|1 week 3 days ago||There are 5 of them! But none in State College||
Per their web site. Go figure.
For a while, Damon's was probably the best restaurant in my wife's home town--while is a frightening thought.
|1 week 4 days ago||Forces of Good 29||
Forces of Iniquity 25.
I hope I don't need to tell you which one is which.
|1 week 4 days ago||No way||
Bowling Green already beat Maryland this year. At worst they'd have the head-to-head tie-breaker.
|1 week 5 days ago||So if you want the Game to be at night||
Go find a nice bar in Moscow!
|1 week 5 days ago||I used to like stopping in Bowling Green||
Bowling Green had a Taco Bell! At the time this was a rarity, and it was definitely worth stopping. Once a month or two I drove nearly the entire length of I-75 that went through Ohio and there isn't much else for most of it.
In other news, I am old.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||They don't have Google||
In Fritz Crisler's 1937.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Spam user sighted||
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I see you've blanked out 2009, too||
I remember a missed extra point and a failed two-point conversion in a 38-36 loss.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||MIchigan 54, Indiana 27||
Fighting Harbaughs 54, Hoosiers 27.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||They've played 3 games in Michigan Stadium||
According to Wikipedia (link).
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Fun fact||
Rick Leach was 0-6 with an interception against Ohio State in 1976: a 22-0 win.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Steak-eaters 49, Rutgers 13||
Or something like that.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||You can either punt or do a regular kick off after a safety||
If you're not trying an onsides kick, you'd make the decision based on your kickers and their strengths and which you think you could cover best.
Here (link) is an example of an onsides punt from the NFL (I couldn't find a college example).
|3 weeks 6 days ago||To add to that...||
They lost the NFC Championship Game the year before in overtime--in a game in which Kyle Williams (playing in place of an injured Ted Ginn) fumbled two punts.
Yeah, Kaepernick did a great job off of the bench, but they were nearly there anyway.
|4 weeks 12 hours ago||It wasn't at the end of the game, though||
I think Penn State got the ball back with good field position and got a field goal out of it (but still lost the game).
Edit: Ninja'd by WH. I should have just linked his video.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Devin was playing receiver against Nebraska||
This was one of the early criticisms against Hoke and his staff; the best backup quarterback was playing receiver and wasn't available or ready when Denard was hurt.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I know! I know!||
That's him, right?
|4 weeks 3 days ago||You think?||
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Michigan 47, Minnesota 11||
I think Michigan will be angry and Minnesota will be flat. I may also be delusional.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||It's unlikely that they're laying off anyone||
Who has any real control over the direction ESPN has been taking.
Although we can only hope that if they do lay off anyone involved with in-game production (which I doubt) that they end up at the BTN.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Just from October?||
It's been pretty obvious how bad most season previews are for most of the time that I've been reading this blog.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||George Rogers!||
They largely held Rogers in check, though. He got ~120 yards but averaged around 4 yards per carry. Michigan turnovers, a critical third-down penalty on the winning touchdown drive and a drive that stalled in the red zone at the end of the game were what lost the game.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I was looking at last year's stats||
They listed the position. Mostly DB and WR, but at least one was a DL.
Unfortunately that still doesn't tell you much, since a DB or WR is likely to be on the punt block team and/or likely to pick up the ball after a block.
Also, I counted 68 punt return TDs last year.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||The '97 team had 2 of its 3 close calls because of the offense||
Against Notre Dame, IIRC the offense turned it over on three consecutive possessions and the defense had to make stops to preserve a 21-14 lead.
Against Ohio State, the offense only scored one touchdown. The other two came on Woodson's punt return and Andre Weathers' interceptions return. Griese also lost a fumble deep in Michigan territory.
I'm not counting Iowa since the offense was responsible for a pretty decent comeback. (The offense was responsible for one of Iowa's touchdowns, though, scored on a short field after a Griese interception.)
So I think this is consistent with the idea that Carr's strategy best if the defense was really damn good. Most of the rest of the season, the offense just needed to score enough points.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Eh, it's only partially absurd||
I strongly suspect that neither Rodriguez (if Pryor had helped him survive another year) nor Hoke would have tried to ignore the tattoo scandal like Tressell did. They'd still lose their senior starting quarterback and presumably a couple of other starters for most or all of the 2011 season, but they would have kept their job.
So we wouldn't have been exposed to the spectacle of Greg Robinson as interim coach. (Or Mattison, if Rodriguez had still been fired after three years.)