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|20 hours 16 min ago||I found me some Krishna spam||
|4 days 20 hours ago||Henson was mostly a backup in 1998||
He did get some playing time against Notre Dame and Syracuse, but only after those games got out of hand.
|5 days 14 hours ago||I want the passion of Brian Kelly!||
|1 week 14 hours ago||I thought he meant the 2003 game||
At the time we were undefeated (although that ugly loss to Oregon was the next week).
|1 week 1 day ago||Denard over Gardner until Denard was hurt in 2012||
And then Garder over Morris last year.
(Must I use /s? Okay, okay. /s it is.)
|1 week 2 days ago||Largest mass murder in US history dates to 1927||
I'm bringing it up mostly because it occurred in Bath Township near Lansing (link).
|1 week 3 days ago||Georgia should handle Notre Dame in 2018-9?||
Based on what?
The only players on either team likely to be around for that game are whichever freshmen redshirts between now and then. The vast majority of the players for both teams in 2018 and 2019 haven't even been recruited yet. Both teams could have entirely different coaching staffs.
Don't tell me it's based on historical records. Georgia has been up and down over the last decade, as has Notre Dame. There's no way to tell where either team will be in 2018 and 2019.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Cone and crew performing at spring game||
I like that one. It's funny, it's plausible (if far-fetched) and it doesn't have me cursing MGoAprilFools like many of the others would.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||He's just decided to live up to his name||
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Good||
Nothing worse than getting turned away at the door with your camera. (Sure you can go put it back in the car, but it is a pain in the ass.)
|6 weeks 3 days ago||"Timeout while they change the goalposts"||
I think just moving the PAT attempt back would be a lot easier.
Edit: or are you suggesting having two pairs of goalposts at the same time?
|6 weeks 4 days ago||For those who don't know the story||
Aikman actually started for Switzer in a move to a pro-style offense that lasted about three and a half games into the 1985 season. He broke his leg in a loss to Miami (YTM). Freshman Jamelle Holieway took over as a wishbone quarterback, and the Sooners won the rest of their games (including an Orange Bowl victory over Penn State) to finish no. 1 in the polls.
Aikman transferred to UCLA and Switzer ran the wishbone at Oklahoma until he retired after the 1988 season.
|7 weeks 14 hours ago||That's typical for Indiana under Wilson||
Looks like they've had 12, 7 and 13 fumbles in the years since he's become head coach at Indiana. (I wish I had the time to look at this in more detail.)
When do turnovers happen? Either at the beginning of a play (bad snaps, mishandled ball exchanges), when the ball carrier is hit by the defense (tackle by defensive player, sack, etc.) or when the quarterback throws it to a defensive player.
Arguably tempo could make the first more common, but that certainly doesn't seem to be the case at all for Indiana. I don't see how tempo by itself is more likely to make a player drop the football when tackled, or to make a quarterback make bad decisions.
One thing those Rodriguez teams definitely did badly was handling kick returns. I don't even want to think about how many punts they fumbled.
|7 weeks 17 hours ago||Like Indiana had all those turnovers last year, right?||
Wait, speedy Indiana only had 12 fumbles and 14 interceptions. By contrast, slow Michigan had nearly twice as many fumbles (22) and only slightly fewer interceptions (13). Michigan played one more game but Indiana ran more plays.
I realize that's a small sample size but CUMONG MAN.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||He's entitled to his opinion||
We're entitled to mock it.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Clearly||
That's why he didn't take the job in 2011 when it was open.
|9 weeks 18 hours ago||Gibbons didn't even play in 2009||
Jason Olesnavage was the primary place kicker.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||It was crazy, we had subs||
Too bad you missed it
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Wisconsin supports that idea||
The UW-Madison is clearly the biggest school in the state, but some of the other schools in the UW system also field Division I teams in at least some sports. The ones I can think of off the bat are UW-Milwaukee and UW-Green Bay. Those would be equivalent to the directional schools.
I believe all of the universities outside the UW system are private (e.g., Marquette).
|11 weeks 3 days ago||LSU fans and Nick Saban||
LSU won the BCS championship in 2003 under Saban (although USC was no. 1 in the AP poll).
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Unproven||
That's how I'd put it.
On the one hand, he took Vanderbilt to three straight bowl games. Vandy has historically been terrible; they've only been to three bowl games in their entire history before Franklin. On the other hand, his best wins were over an injury-ravaged 8-5 Georgia team and 8-5 Houston in their bowl game.
Having said that, based purely on his record as a football coach I think he deserves a shot at the next level. (I still think Penn State was crazy to hire him, largely because of his alleged involvement in an apparent rape coverup. He should be radioactive in State College.)
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Rawls has one year of eligibility left||
He played in 2011, 2012 and 2013 (even if it was just one carry).
|12 weeks 22 hours ago||Variation on the little brother theme?||
Doesn't really work for me, though.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||I think this is good until 2024 or so||
Monthly is way too often.
|14 weeks 16 hours ago||Not a great example||
Moeller had three terrible seasons at Illinois before coming back to Michigan for ten years before Bo retired. If Moeller had been successful at Illinois, I don't know if he'd have been hired to coach at Michigan.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||He may have more freedom at Michigan||
Since the rumors are that he was heading out the door at Alabama, I suspect he was butting heads with Saban. Saban does have a reputation as a control freak. Hoke may give him more of a free hand to do what he wants.
That may also be why he didn't go to Notre Dame. Kelly is an offensive coach, so Nussmeier may have felt that Kelly would want more control over the offense than Nussmeier would have liked.
That's purely speculation, though.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||I think you're reading too much into this||
Nussmeier might have been on the way out. That doesn't make him a bad coach. It may mean he butted heads with Saban, or that Saban felt he needed a sacrifice to placate the highly demanding Alabama fan base. It may mean that Saban didn't agree philosophically with his approach and wanted to go in a different direction.
Assistant coaches tend to change jobs frequently. That's just how it is.
Mattison may have been on his way out the door at Baltimore, but so what? Look at the turnaround in the Michigan defense between 2010 and 2011. It's true they struggled this year, particularly at the end, but keep in mind that this defensive unit was very young, without a lot of talent on the defensive line and without its best player at full strength. I think it's a little early to give up on the man.
This isn't to say I see Nussmeier as the savior of the program. I think he's going to benefit from reversion to the mean next year. But he's young, he can recruit and I think he has a lot of potential upside (more so than Borges did).
|15 weeks 13 hours ago||The 1962, 1934 and 1936 teams would like to have a word||
On the other hand, those were probably the three worst teams in school history.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||He was right; it was UCLA||
Michigan played at Oregon when Navarre was a senior. The UCLA game was in 2000, when Navarre was a freshman and Henson was hurt.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Ross had Sanders for two years||
Which includes 1997, which was probably his best year (2053 yards and 6.1 yards per carry). Link.
I think Barry just hated Ross and was unhappy with playing football by the end of his career. I don't think Ross gets enough credit for destroying the Lions; few of his draft choices worked out and he helped drive off Barry Sanders. I think Charlie Batch was his best pick, and Batch was a career backup after he left Detroit.
There's no doubt Millen finished the job, though.