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|1 day 10 min ago||Well||
Seeing as two of their touchdown drives were 14 and 20 yards, and their final touchdown drive was made of hail marys and unicorn farts, it doesn't seem that terrible to me, especially when the defense scored a touchdown of their own.
|1 day 5 hours ago||Exactly||
You have to look WAY deeper than total rushing yards. Way, way deeper. Hell, by this guy's logic, total number of kneel-downs should be a key focus.
|1 day 5 hours ago||FWIW||
Since 2008, the average rush defense rank of the Big Ten champ in terms of yards per carry was 33rd. The average offensive yards per carry rank was 31st.
|1 day 5 hours ago||In ESPN's defense||
This... uh... isn't about Lebron? So it has THAT going for it?
|1 day 10 hours ago||You're fun.||
|1 day 18 hours ago||Send me your number||
I'll read it to you over the phone.
For $.99 per minute I'll read it in a seductive voice.
For $1.99 per minute I'll read it as Yoda or Cookie Monster
|1 day 19 hours ago||It's the result||
Of trying to keep the file from reaching incomprehensible size. The print version is nice and crisp.
|2 days 7 hours ago||I'm not unsympathetic||
But your argument is that there was any decent offensive coordinator who would have taken that 11-2 team and won three games? Even knowing that the 11 win team was the first year of a transition from a spread-to-run/read-option offense to a west coast pro-style offense?
I mean, holy freeking balls, dude, if we're just going to compare things Dave Brandon did with the worst hypothetical post-nuclear moonscape doomsday interpretation of events that may have occured in the most twisted, hellish alternate universe you can draw up, then sure, Brandon has been swell.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Jeebus||
Arbitrary dreck is arbitrary.
|2 days 7 hours ago||I like the approach||
"Okay, your scholarship will be good for TWO lifetimes. Is that good enough, O'Bannon? Fine, how about THREE lifetimes?"
|2 days 8 hours ago||FWIW||
If you give him credit for Mattison, you have to give him credit for Al Borgess as well.
|3 days 2 hours ago||True||
Several local personalities engage in great debate on this topic in a future (and presumably to-be-published-at-some-point) installment of Draftageddon. Someone tries to make the case that Michael Rose's insertion into the lineup was the turning point, using the stats you cited above.
My response was that they did so against the #6, #7, #8, and #11 rushing offenses in terms of YPC, and then a Georgia team that was basically an ASPCA commercial by then. Michigan was a train wreck, and MSU actually had a pretty decent day on the ground (Langford went for a season-high 151 yards and 3 tds on 32 carries) that was obscured by random statisical stuffs.
They were BETTER, but I don't think I'd say they turned a corner.
|3 days 3 hours ago||I think he did sack Gardner||
|3 days 3 hours ago||I think I stared at the list too long||
Because in the light of day, I should really have Iowa ahead of Penn State. Penn State will be somewhat overmatched in the interior, but I do like their linebackers (perhaps more than many people).
|3 days 4 hours ago||Indeed||
Their run defense is predicated on that flawless quarters defense that leaves their linebackers free to CHHHHYYYYAAAAAARRRGGGEEEEE and almost always has a safety available in run support. They'll be just fine.
|4 days 4 hours ago||My take:||
If Nuss coaches from the sidelines and the offense works, that's good.
If Nuss coaches from the sidelines and the offense doesn't work, that's bad.
If Nuss coaches from the booth and the offense works, that's good.
If Nuss coaches from the booth and the offense doesn't work, that's bad.
|4 days 6 hours ago||In the words of Winston Churchill||
When you are winning a war, almost everything that happens can be claimed to be right and wise.
|4 days 21 hours ago||Be careful with ground beef||
Because ground beef is basically all surface area, cooking it rare is very risky.
|5 days 1 hour ago||Agreed||
Domestic violence is a complex, convoluted issue. I don't feel comfortable judging people in those situations.
Now, pick-up games at a basketball court? Oh I'll judge the SHIT out of that.
|5 days 1 hour ago||But it's not just intent||
We punish result all the time. Drive drunk, smash into a telephone pole? You're going to jail. Drive drunk, kill a pedestrian? You're going to jail for longer.
|5 days 2 hours ago||Legally speaking||
Man or woman, you can use the force necessary to prevent physical injury to yourself or others. The issue is that, generally speaking, given the size and strength disparity between the average man and the average woman, the punch-in-the-face level of force is rarely necessary for self defense.
If Ronda Rousey starts hitting you, you're more than welcome to try to punch her to protect yourself. Though I'd suggest running like a mofo.
|5 days 4 hours ago||One thing||
The phrase "some kids are naturally hard workers or leaders." To imply that working hard and "leading" are the same thing is ridiculous. The purported 'leadership' knock on Gardner is that he's not vocal enough. No one has ever suggested he doesn't work hard enough.
If you want my educated guess, the coaches are trying to get him to be more vocal, so they've been suggesting he needs to lead more. It doesn't change the fact that the whole "quarterback controversy" thing is a hilarious facade, but it is what it is.
|1 week 2 days ago||Indeed||
I intended to go deeper into the appellate stuff, but I was already at like 2200 words and I wanted sleepy. You're right, though. On appeal, everything is up in the air... which will hopefully provide fodder for another article. Summer content ain't easy.
|1 week 2 days ago||So||
If a B-Schooler takes a paid internship between his junior an senior year, his motivation suddenly changes and he is not the same student as a senior? Because that's the NCAA's argument.
|1 week 2 days ago||Correct||
Just because the NCAA rules vanish doesn't mean individual schools or conferences can't have rules. And most still would to some extent, and they would probably look similar to current rules in many respects. Which is part of the reason the NCAA's OMG THINK OF THE CHILDREN is overblown.
|1 week 2 days ago||To be clear||
It was just an example. Lots of engineers very much enjoy engineering school (which is why I got out of there: I DIDN'T love it, so I realized I didn't really belong). But I'd venture a guess that every single person in engineering, just like every other student in every other major, has an eye on the career aspects associated with a degree, including future salary.
|1 week 2 days ago||True story||
My drive from work to my son's day care goes right by the stadium. The police kept closing intersections and redirecting traffic, so I ended up doing a full lap of the stadium. I was anti-evacuated.
|1 week 2 days ago||True...||
But ND's LB corp is not deep, and Sykes looked somewhat promising. Not a huge hit this year, but not something they will shrug off as nothing.
|1 week 3 days ago||This should be OT||
After all, this isn't relevant to Michigan anym...
|1 week 6 days ago||Can anyone tell||
what kind of footwear they are all wearing?