"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
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|4 weeks 3 days ago||Preview Deja Vu||
I'm looking forward to reading these posts, noticing the similarities between the ones from this year and last year, and being thankful for the lack of attrition.
|43 weeks 16 hours ago||Gardner?||
It was inane that Gardner wasn't getting enough reps to be put in at QB against Nebraska. Yeah, he was talented as a WR, but going from Denard to Devin and losing a decent wideout seems way more advantageous than going from Denard to someone that forces you to completely change your offense cause he is a QB with a completely different skill set.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||Fact Check||
Good write up, Seth. But Ed Reed didn't get drafted until 2002, and the Ravens won their Super Bowl in 2000, so he wasn't on that defesively stalwart team.
|50 weeks 3 days ago||If only the Lions waited...||
I kind of see him like Eric Ebron, but not as beefy. Woulda been AWESOME to see them wait a year to grab a flex TE and land on Funchess around pick 20-25. Oh well.
|1 year 1 week ago||Defense more than bend but don't break?||
The defensive turnover numbers are pretty impressive, IMO. The past two years have felt as though the defense really isn't always making the biggest plays, or just getting turnovers, and of course they aren't averaging 3 a game. But I was surprised to find that maybe the defense's big play ability was just overshadowed by the offense's propensity to give the ball away.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Jarrod Wilson?||
I know he's been hurt, and of course he's a junior with just one more year of eligibility after this season, but it seems that his injury has significantly hindered the pass defense. He's consistent, even if he isn't making big plays. But anyone else they put back there isn't nearly as strong as he is.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Schlissel w/ Holocaust Survivor||
Heard Schlissel was introducing a holocaust survivor who was about to speak at Rackem at the same time the protestors walked over to his house. Oof, awkward timing.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Thanks for Zen||
That hockey video is spot on perfect. Obviously there are several who despise the fighting of hockey, but I think it makes the game what it is. Kind of sad to see that most of the clips were from at least 10 years ago, it just doesn't feel like the NHL has the same personalities that it used to have. But whoever compiled those clips knows how to put a smile on a hockey fan's face.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||1-3-1||
I'm surprised they didn't throw out the 1-3-1 zone D a little more. The first time i remember seeing it was with about 13 minutes left. That was understandable, since they had manned up pretty well the entire game and Arizona wasn't shooting well. But that first possession, if I remember correctly, in the 1-3-1 forced a turnover.
And then they just stopped running it. I saw it for maybe a few more possessions the rest of the way, and thought it drew some pretty good results, and I'm surprised they didn't go back to it a bit more near the end when Arizona's one on one ability took control, especially with those freakishly talented forwards.
Anyone have any reason why they wouldn't bring out the 1-3-1 more, as I don't know much about basketball?
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Offense in General||
I'm curious as to which offense shows up for Michigan and Borges. Are we going to see another OSU game where all the tricks come out and the offense flies down the field? I imagine it'd be even more potent considering DG will have had a month to rest his broken...everything. Fingers crossed that there aren't any plays or formations where I consequently audibly groan. For some reason, I have no expectation that we'll be pleased at all, but maybe that's a defense mechanism.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Jabrill Peppers||
He certainly can run, catch, break tackles, intercept, force fumbles, return kicks, etc..
Is it possible he can also call the offensive plays, as well? The Fire Borges campaign could be over if they just give the reins to Jabrill...
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Dicky V||
Just listening to Dick Vitale talk about Spike Albrecht like that makes me smile even more.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Awesome WRs?||
Jeez, his WRs are open deep everytime. Granted, he throws the deep ball pretty accurately, but either his WRs are great or the secondaries he's playing against are pretty weak.
I thought he made some great reads, though, on the option. Especially loved that little shovel pass on the triple option. Not the most explosive but looks pretty smart.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Fun Facts||
BOB thinks the place kicker is the most improved player on the team. Christian Hackenberg is a true freshman. Spiking the football is no longer a thing - it's now called clocking the ball.
I've learned I need to mute these men unless I wanna hear the same fact over and over.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Northwestern or OSU||
I think I'm more afraid of Northwestern at this point, seeing as we play them on the road and Brady Hoke is Unbeatable Home Coach, even against OSU (1-0, big whoop, right?). NU also didn't have Venric Mark until this past game, so I'd assume he's still getting his short but quick legs under him, and only lost to OSU because of a few ridiculous, unbelievable plays.
So is the fear level on OSU higher simply because it'd feel better to lose to Northwestern?
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Some type of triple option||
Maybe I've played too much NCAA Football video games, but would Michigan ever considering lining up with Gardner, Toussaint and Norfleet in the backfield in a shotgun or pistol formation and run some type of inverted veer or zone read option. As mentioned many times on MGoBlog, it seems obvious that every time Norfleet is on the field, he's going to get the ball on a sweep or a screen. Wouldn't this present the opportunity to use him as a decoy?
I faintly remember Denard being used in a similar way last year after Gardner took over as the QB. Just putting Denard in motion set a defense off and opened up space for everybody else. Other than the fact that Norfleet is not Denard, I'm surprised we haven't seen at least some of this so far through four games.