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- Appalachian State #128, scored 52
- Notre Dame #22, scored 0
- Miami, OH #91, scored 34
- Utah #45, scored 3 (Henry pick-6 was the only TD)
- Minnesota #18, scored 14 (Morris start)
- Rutgers #58, scored 24
- Penn State #13, scored 16 (safety)
- Sparty #11
|3 hours 2 min ago||Could be worse||
Your optimism could be memorialized in four-color glossy form.
|7 hours 29 min ago||Additional data||
This time of year I still trust S&P+ more. It seems to require less additional data points over the course of the season. Here's the various S&P+ defensive ranks:
Bottom line: warts and all, Sparty is the best defense Michigan has faced by at least one metric.
|8 hours 8 min ago||FWIW||
I didn't do it. I don't think.
|4 days 2 hours ago||FWIW||
FEI is always funky this time of year. That's why they weight it against previous years early in the season; it takes most of the year to find its level.
Michigan currently has the #23 defense in Defensive S&P+, which feels a LOT closer to where they are.
|4 days 2 hours ago||Are you familiar||
With the concept of the Dead Cat Bounce?
|4 days 6 hours ago||But||
For all in tents and purposives, the OMA doesn't apply to state universities in Michigan
|4 days 6 hours ago||#WistfulOrangutan4AD||
|4 days 7 hours ago||Root for it...||
...but feel free to recognize the silver lining. But yeah, absolutely continue to root for the unlikely.
|4 days 7 hours ago||Coleman||
With the QB situation, I think the only chance Coleman has is in the passing game. Maybe they can catch State in a cover zero blitz a couple of times on screens. But he's gonna see an extra defender (or three) in the box all day.
|4 days 7 hours ago||Quite possible||
I think it's somewhat likely that State is having issues with the other safety spot (between Nicholson and Williamson), so Drummond is starting to try to cheat to help instead of locking in on his half of the field.
Either way, State's back end has not been great, though they are better than they have looked; that defense puts a LOT of stress on the secondary.
|5 days 3 hours ago||Wait||
Is he still a rappist? I thought he went to coach the Texans.
|5 days 4 hours ago||No||
But at best, he was the second linemen off the bench (Glasgow was out), and he was an obvious redshirt candidate. If he's gonna play, cool. But playing him for one totally meaningless snap takes that option off the table for absolutely no gain.
|5 days 5 hours ago||One snap||
He played ONE snap against App State. On the final kneel-down.
|6 days 6 hours ago||Pandas||
Are notoriously bad at end-of-half football strategy. It's just how they are. AND NO I AM NOT RACIST.
|6 days 6 hours ago||Yep||
The value proposition with three seconds left is "who do you think is more likely to score points on a hail mary: the team throwing it or the team defending it?"
If this answer isn't BLITHERINGLY obvious to you, well, you could apparently coach at Michigan.
|6 days 6 hours ago||In that case||
Why did he sent the punt return team out there?
|6 days 6 hours ago||Oh lawdy, a thousand times no||
You know how I know this wan't part of a Hoke super-secret plan? HE SENT THE PUNT RETURN TEAM OUT THERE.
For all I know, Brady Hoke may be a very smart man. But that move demonstrated the strategic foresight of a new-born panda.
|1 week 4 hours ago||True||
Brian's point (which I guess is tangential to my own) is that he heard from a legitimate source (unlike my sources, which are... oh, what is word... imaginary) that the reason they moved DG was because they preferred Bellomy. Whether it was a joint delusion shared by coach or blogger alike is another story.
|1 week 4 hours ago||Cumong Brian||
Why does the site not support Netscape Navigator? LAUNCH THE DAMN SITE REDESIGN, ALREADY.
|1 week 4 hours ago||I think the point||
Is that the move was predicated on the assumption that the coaches believed Bellomy was at least a viable stop-gap in the event of a Denard injury. In other words, that based on what they had seen in practice, we weren't moving our ONLY other quarterback to WR.
That assumption looks really hard to square in hindsight.
|1 week 6 hours ago||The "Nittany"||
Was an old wooden ship from days of yore.
|1 week 6 hours ago||Yep||
Around Section 16 or so. They looked to be a team of some sort.
|1 week 1 day ago||Here's the insider info:||
HE'S FUCKING HURT.
|1 week 3 days ago||#FireGod||
|1 week 3 days ago||DANCE PUPPETS||
(FWIW, I literally wrote a piece a couple of years ago about Trey Burke being "clutch": http://mgoblog.com/content/reason-and-statue-liberty )
|1 week 3 days ago||...||
there is no such thing as clutch
|1 week 3 days ago||Eh||
Nanotechnology will never work in the Big Ten
|1 week 4 days ago||The deck chairs||
should be over there.
|1 week 4 days ago||YOU CAN'T CUT BACK ON FUNDING!!!||
YOU WILL REGRET THIS!!!!
|1 week 5 days ago||[redacted]||