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|3 weeks 3 days ago||Redshirt Junior||
He's a senior but redshirted as a freshman so he still has another year of elligibility.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Disagree||
I disagree. It puts the conference in a position like the Big 12 last year where you could make the argument for two top teams but neither one makes it because their most recent game wasn't a neutral site game against a top conference opponent. TCU possibly should have made it last year over FSU, but that probably wouldn't happen since FSU was undefeated. However, even if FSU had one loss last year, the committee would have probably looked at the Big 12 vs the ACC and may have thought the ACC was stronger and still picked FSU, or if you took away the Pac 12 game, you could make the argument that Oregon was less deserving than both TCU and FSU.
|9 weeks 19 hours ago||2006 World Series and 2012||
2006 World Series and 2012 ALDS they had home field advantage but you are right about the rest.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Sound Required:||
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Re: The Spread||
I don't know about a fatal flaw, at least not strategically, but I think the tempo thing makes 3rd down especially important. During the regular season, OSU was #3 and Oregon was #9 in 3rd down conversions. Against Alabama, OSU was 10-18 on 3rd down and Alabama was 2-13. Against Oregon, OSU was 8-15 and Oregon was 2-12. Oregon was only 4-14 vs. Arizona in the first game but 9-18 in the second.
It's not surprising that there is a positive correlation with conversions and winning however against a spread tempo team stopping drives gives not only eliminates the confusion/stamina problems on defense but it potentially flips that TOP. Stanford did it in 2012 and 2013. Virginia Tech did it vs. OSU this year.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Rob Renes made so much happen||
Rob Renes made so much happen on the line. I have a hard time separating what he did in 97 and the following two years but I am pretty sure a lot of what Steele, Hall, and Williams were able to do was in some large part due to Renes' tenaciousness even against double teams.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||Looks like NFL TEs coached by||
Looks like NFL TEs coached by him include Jordan Cameron (CLE), Bear Pascoe (ATL), Rhett Ellison (MIN), and possibly a few more.
I also glanced at the ST stats for Fresno State when he was there and it looks like the kickers were accurate and they scored on at least 1 punt or kick return nearly every season he was ST coach.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||I like the ones with the||
I like the ones with the women in skimpy bikinis.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||Come on, that's not fair.||
Come on, that's not fair. Even if Mora is a slimeball (which I have no idea) it is not easy for a 17 or 18 year old kid to be able to see that.
|30 weeks 19 hours ago||That was strange and then I||
That was strange and then I saw that Ralph Clayton was listed at 6'3 222 and Harlan Huckleby was 6'1 199. Most of the offensive and defensive backs, linebackers, receivers, and even some TEs on the late 70s rosters look similar in size to many D1 rosters today. It seems while the lines got 20-30% bigger over the past 40 years some of the other positions haven't grown by the same amount.
|30 weeks 20 hours ago||I am with you OP. They are||
I am with you OP. They are better than the play by play guy listing everybody on a graphic. I think they are nice because most fans would have no idea what most of the players look like since the cameras tend to focus on skill positions and coaches on the sideline.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||Did you notice how the||
Did you notice how the playbook suddenly opened vs. OSU? All of the Devin magic in the 2013 game was designed to hide the weak OL. This year we saw much more sensible calls and a lightly used Drake Johnson who did a great job getting to the second level.
I also think he got his players up for it with the whole Ohio thing. Unfortunately it wasn't always enough and the defenses struggled, especially vs. Hyde.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||We talk a lot on here about||
We talk a lot on here about the speed of the game and how slowly Michigan got to the line. Another aspect of speed that has been missing is being able to hit a slant or a pop pass on a quick drop against tons of pressure. I saw a bit of that in Shane but it is really hard to judge him or any other QB in the prior system due to the inconsistencies and coaching.
From what I have seen of Malzone on film he seems to do a good job of pre-snap reads and can get the ball out quickly. He also seems to take care of the ball which I am pretty sure is job #1 for a Harbaugh QB though I didn't see him go under center in any of his highlights.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||I am enjoying that. I also||
I am enjoying that. I also can't get over how empty the stadiums are. The entire upper decks seemed to be empty in all of the games I have seen.
I bet any team that gets a real road presence from its fans in bowl/playoff games could have a huge advantage.
|30 weeks 5 days ago||It doesn't matter. Reporters||
It doesn't matter. Reporters get info from all kinds of inside sources and in return those sources will get the reporters to put stuff out there to fit their agenda.
|30 weeks 6 days ago||Sorry, I think sometimes||
He is right. I didn't read the one he was referring to and I usually love the writing on here but at times there is a tendency for posts to rely on memes and saying the right thing for internet points. Hell, in the last two days I saw several topics with 100+ comments mostly about grammar in the OP.
Oh well. There are a ton of opportunities for OC now.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||My guess is pro style with a||
My guess is pro style with a bit of pistol. I imagine it will pretty much be run downhill and then playaction and safe deep passes, at least to begin with. His QB coaching seems to be about limiting tunovers and there is a tendency for them scramble well.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||I thought Harbaugh was a lot||
I thought Harbaugh was a lot of two back sets. He used a FB a lot at Stanford and Miller with the 49ers.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Each team will be in year 3||
Each team will be in year 3 of a new coach and it will be Nuss' third OC job since 2013. I just imagine he will look forward to playing Michigan just like he will Alabama. I don't think taking recruits would be a thing.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||I have not heard anything||
This is the first I have heard of it but that could make 2017 very interesting.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Modern sports media on||
Modern sports media on Michigan coaching search:
1. Post positive article about ______ coming
2. Post article claiming opposite of 1
|32 weeks 1 day ago||I live in Atlanta and most||
I live in Atlanta and most are from SEC schools or Falcons fans and few have any clue about B1G football. Surprisingly I haven't heard much chatter from Falcons fans which surprises me because it seems like a good fit. They seem to be focused on Rex Ryan right now.
Funny thing about down here is that outside of Alabama and Nick Saban I think every fanbase has an indifferent attitude toward their coaches. A lot of people wanted Richt gone 4-5 years ago and Miles has drawn some fire for his salary vs. performance the last few seasons.
Probably the most interesting thing I have heard is from Alabama fans who seem to think Saban may not be there for much longer. They think NFL or possibly Miami (YTM). I don't see that happening but if he is listening to other teams and JH doesn't work out, I would definitely reach out to him.
|32 weeks 2 days ago||Fans will probably be||
Fans will probably be disappointed if this happened. On the plus side, to my knowledge at least, NOBODY has interviewed for the position yet. 6/$48mm is pretty fresh in coaches' minds so at the very least it may attract some interest from some unlikely candidates.
All I care about is winning. If it is not a big-name guy, I don't care. The record is all that matters. The biggest struggles will probably come from poor ticket sales or fans whining about not getting their way. All of that goes away when the season starts if the new guy wins.
See: Brady Hoke, 2011
|32 weeks 2 days ago||Not a story but I came across||
Not a story but I came across this long video a few months ago. I think it is a clinic for coaches but I am not sure from when:
Not sidesplitting and more informative than anything but I cracked up at 17:32 when he described proper QB hand placement under center.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||This seems like an NFL owner||
This seems like an NFL owner putting out something to try to derail JH to Michigan. Similar rumors have been out there yet I can't help but think the only reason to put this out now is to make things stressful for the Harbaugh camp for the next couple weeks.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||It seems to me that good||
It seems to me that good coaches may have some pedigree on one side of the ball like Brian pointed out but their biggest strength is adaptability - evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of the team and improving them. Dantonio is a defensive guy but they were 7th in PPG this year. Fisher is an offensive guy but FSU had the #1 scoring defense last year. I guess you could call Harbaugh an offensive guy but his Stanford and 49ers teams have all had excellent defenses.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||This makes sense. Alabama||
This makes sense. Alabama gave up 45 points to Oklahoma and 42 to A&M last year, the most since Saban has been head coach there. Being just a defensive or offensive guy probably won't work as well in the playoffs when you may face Oregon one week and FSU or OSU the next.
|33 weeks 2 days ago||You are right. I would say||
You are right. I would say Hoke's record was more like Oosterbaan's.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||How long before we see Paul||
How long before we see Paul Chryst to Wisconsin?
|33 weeks 5 days ago||Just looked him up on Rivals:||
Just looked him up on Rivals: 2 star recruit in 2013 with only an Arizona offer.
edit: I should have read the link.