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|10 hours 52 min ago||Thoughts, prayers,||
the best of luck to you and that you have the support system that you wish for the OP.
I hope that we hear that you have a clean bill of health and all of this is put behind you.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Exactly.||
The LSU AD could only "know" second-hand at best, which means he really doesn't really know anything. He probably got his information from Miles himself, while Miles is trying to leverage for more money.
Now this AD looks bad, and is probably trying to justify all his previous actions by making it look like LSU was on the verge of losing Miles to Michigan.
|3 days 2 hours ago||Actually, given Harbaugh's||
reluctance to kick a field goal against Penn State, and the problems during the Colorado game, I suspect that Nordin is going to be looked at very hard this coming week of practice.
Of the remaining red shirts, Nordin's is the most likely to be burned.
|4 days 9 hours ago||Actually, the different facemask penalties might||
help make my case. During contact, a player could unintentionally grab a facemask and let go before any possibility of injury. This happened quite often, and the 5/15 yard penalty distinction made sense.
But changing the placement and momentum of a player's head in mid-collision is impossible.
There are obvious intentional head-to-head hits. Minnesota's hit on Shane Morris just 2 years ago is one. That should have been a personal foul (I don't recall if they had targeting then, but still fell within the rules as a personal foul), it was out in the open for everyone to see, but was never called.
If they can't get that one right, I don't know if they have any distinction between incidental and intentional. So as a result, all of these call look arbitrary.
|4 days 9 hours ago||And contrast that to what||
Michigan's DC Don Brown said regarding Colorado - all the mistakes are his.
Brown and Greg Mattison are all class. Brian Kelly, not so much.
|4 days 10 hours ago||I've come to the conclusion that||
Brian Kelly is pretty despicable. I hope the firing of the DC is just the tip of the iceberg of the problems there.
I was stunned when, after the game but on the field, Kelly had an intense, one-way discussion with his QB. To do that, in that setting... not the time nor the place.
Hope the guy loses his team.
|4 days 10 hours ago||Agreed.||
Targeting bit us in the ass last year, and hurt Penn State this year.
There has always been intentional targeting with defenders trying to inflict serious injury. It was rare, but also relatively obvious.
The problem is that there seems to be no distinction between "incidental" and "intentional."
I think most of what we have seen called targeting in the past few years has actually been of the incidental variety.
|5 days 1 hour ago||Exactly my impressions, Muttley.||
Their comments regarding Harbaugh's aggressiveness were obviously wrong when (1) Peppers didn't even fair-catch the punt (I think he was told not to field it and (2) he had the offense down the ball on their only play.
Harbaugh had to call time out rather than allow Franklin to run the clock down to 2 seconds, call time out, and have a free shot at the endzone. Less than 10 seconds, I think Franklin should try the Hail Mary, more (like Harbaugh calling the TO with 17 seconds) and the risk is too great that too much time is left for Michigan's offense when the Hail Mary fails.
|5 days 1 hour ago||No, I took exception by mockery||
at an unimaginative cheap shot at an ex-coach (whom I am on record as never liking the hire or results) by a poster that couldn't even spell all 10 words of his derisive post properly.
Hoke may have his faults, but at least he is active in his profession at the absolute highest level. Which is more than virtually everyone here, including me, can say.
|5 days 2 hours ago||Not sure I understand.||
I never even came close to saying winning at places at Ohio State, USC, and Alabama was easy. But clearly it is a lot easier to have a winning record at those places than somewhere like Duke. He's now 50-55 at Duke, which is incredible.
Below average coaches can have winning records at schools like that - Notre Dame's Gerry Faust and Charlie Weis are prime examples. The other schools have examples as well. But RR was a fairly unique issue - he won prior and afterwards; something both Faust and Weis (and say Earl Bruce of Ohio State) failed to do.
Cutcliff was also 44-29 at Mississippi before they started cheating their ass off (post 2004).
|5 days 3 hours ago||Wat de all lookin' at in da||
Wat de all lookin' at in da looker room?
|5 days 3 hours ago||Yeah, I think that was||
a better win for Michigan than most people realized.
They have at least a couple legit NFLers on defense and a pretty sound offense.
|5 days 5 hours ago||It was a geat game||
There is a lot of talk about the top coaches in college football. Duke's Cutcliff is one of them.
A lot of coaches can win at Alabama, Ohio State and USC. Nobody except this guy and Spurrier can win at Duke.
He's a great guy by all accounts and I don't think he will leave Durham. Which is cool by me.
|5 days 13 hours ago||Michigan - 34 Penn State -||
Michigan - 34
Penn State - 9
Lewis makes a big difference on the defense; offense struggles contines to struggle a little.
|6 days 8 hours ago||The article doesn't state it,||
but after the accident Schiano did say that his car out-hit Michigan.
|1 week 2 days ago||Yeah,||
the light-blue screen of death.
I get it using Firefox, but not with Explorer if that helps.
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||Well lets get philosophical||
If a Harbooger is picked in the woods, and nobody is there to hear it, does Jim eat it?
|2 weeks 9 hours ago||Isn't Brian going to UFR||
Isn't Brian going to UFR this?
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||I agree for a couple of additional reasons||
1. Cole makes no attempt to gain any leverage to block the NT to the right (strong side) during/after Braden's chip block. This seems to indicate the play's design is to the right.
2. The RB's first look is to the right side of the line - and ends up looking right into the charging DE and thus cuts left. But I do think that if the TE buries the DE into the line this play is wide open off tackle.
3. The linemen on right side of the line are all blocking their men left (which you point out how the blocks are all set up).
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah, but if Furbush||
attended CTU (aka Central Florida University) he could've been a Citronautical Engineer.
Think of the money, there ain't many of them out there!
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Take off the blinders, Bando||
Coaches have for decades talked to their players through the press. When I first heard what Frost said, I immediately thought his audience was his players. And rather than just say it to them, saying it publicly would carry more weight with his players.
After a loss like CFU had against Michigan, a coach has to keep their players confidence and pride up. They need to have something to hang their hat on. Frost gave them that.
Conversely, after a big win, many coaches will emphasis what the team did poorly, things that they need to focus on in order to get better.
Both of the above serve the same purpose, keep the team together and focused. Bo did both of the above.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Sooo||
in order to compete with Alabama we have to be Alabama?
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Student tickets, no||
General admission/single game would be a pretty good increase, so maybe.
Season tickets would be pushed up to $25 or so per, and that is just noise so probably little problem there. But I also think that the series of fairly serious ticket increases over the years has pushed that envelop pretty much to the limit.
But I do think that there is the added novelty to Arkansas that Notre obviously doesn't have that would appeal to the long-time season ticket holders.
Again, taking everything into account, financially its probably close to a wash. I would have preferred that Michigan honored its agreement with Arkansas and resume the Notre Dame series, on equal terms, at a later date.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I'm sure it is worth it||
to both Arkansas and Notre Dame.
But to Michigan, I am not so sure. Any added revenues to peripheral business don't bring anything into the athletic department.
If the games/seasons are already going to be sold out, the only benefit would be if the AD decides to increase the prices of the game/season package. By a $20/ticket average. I just don't see a big bump in the other stuff like t-shirts and concessions.
But then there is the reputation/PR hit that the department takes by bending over to Notre Dame that MGrowOld alludes to below.
I just don't think any marginal bump in cash was worth going back on the Arkansas deal in order to appease an institution that has repeated thumbed its nose to Michigan and the Big Ten in the past 40 years.
I'm sorry, a couple of games against Notre Dame just isn't worth that.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Maybe you||
mean buy into and not get out of a couple of games against Notre Dame.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||More importantly,||
the difference between playing Arkansas and Notre Dame isn't worth $2M.
As much as I liked the Notre Dame series, this deal wasn't worth it and resumption of the series could wait another couple of years.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||On your last link -||
that Harbaugh didn't like the suspension speculation. Neither did I and a lot of people on the live blog.
If it wasn't for Mone's injury, I would have awarded the Marcus Hall Epic Double Bird of the Week for the worse thing ever to Ed Cunningham's color commentary.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||He'd be much,||
much better if he'd just shut up and make fart noises.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Play-by-play||
guy Dan (?) Patrick is good.
The other guy, ugh!
|3 weeks 5 days ago||The color guy||
Ed Cunningham is so bad he makes me long for Pam Ward.
And you can take that any way you want.