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|1 year 34 weeks ago||this article is the exact||
this article is the exact reason why i'm happy with general admission
|2 years 7 weeks ago||id give a hypothetical $5||
id give a hypothetical $5
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Purdue upsets Blue||
I'm a big M fan but I think we get upset tomorrow. I think it will be similar to last years Iowa game (which ironically I also predicted we'd lose and got flamed for it).. we'll go down early and make a late comback that will be too little too late... I expect average play for Michigan across the board. 27-24 Purdue
|3 years 2 weeks ago||I live in Detroit. Trust me..||
I live in Detroit. Trust me.. Muskegon is not a high school "in need."
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Roy won't even sniff the||
Roy won't even sniff the first several rounds. IF he gets drafted, it will be the 7th round.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||This thread reminds me||
This thread reminds me of why I miss college football so much.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||Really?||
Your information is not helpful.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||I'm more surprised to see||
I'm more surprised to see four Big10 teams in the Sweet 16. The most teams representing one conference in the Sweet 16 is the Big East who had 5 teams in one year. They also hold the record for the most teams in the tournament with 11 which they did just last year. Its impressive but they also have 16 teams in the conference.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||sweet. . . and||
sweet. . . and . now my post is about as interesting as yours.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||i was way off||
i was way off
|3 years 25 weeks ago||but not too lazy to reload?||
but not too lazy to reload? 7pm
|3 years 25 weeks ago||60-56 UVA. flame away||
60-56 UVA. flame away
|3 years 25 weeks ago||I remember reading about||
I remember reading about Moana about 2 months ago. From Utah. His dad went to BYU (which has offered him) and also played in the NFL. I watched some of his film. He WAS one of those under-the-radar guys that has a very good amount of potential. IIRC, he didn't have nearly as many offers as he does now. I think he only had a half dozen legit offers a few months ago but now they seem to be piling up (Oregon, FSU, Nebraska, Cal, Utah). Its so early to say, but I think this guy is a stud. I'd love to land him. He's got a motor, has a great frame to add some weight, and is a ball player. However.... He's moving to Arizona to live with AZ Cardinals' Deuce Lutui. I'm not sure if this means anything for Arizona or Arizona State (they both have offered him and he plans to visit ASU in January). Moana would be huge for us to land, as I think he'll be a future all-conference player but that conference very well may be the Pac-12.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||I think Fickel did a pretty||
I think Fickel did a pretty decent job considering the situation. You lose your starting quarterback. Your best players are suspended for half or more of the season. You have a starting freshman at quarterback.. and you have to find another way to motivate your players besides w/ money and tattoos. But seriously, I think he did a pretty good job. I'd love to see OSU retain him; it would speak a lot about all parties. It would show Fickel's modesty and also his love for the university.
Unlike most of you, I'm happy to see OSU get Urban. If he does what we all expect him to do, this could put the Big10 back in national relavence. I hate OSU just as much as any of you, but I'm sick of all the SEC talk. I was listening to XM radio the other day, tuning into an Alabama station, and they were all talkin so much shit about the BIg10, Michigan/OSU game, all their championships. Big10 hasn't won a championship since '02 and only 2 titles in the past 25 years. It seems like Wisconsin is here to stay, and Dantonio is doing a good job in that shit hole. Hopefully Urban will help build the Big10 up.
Lets just compare 2006 with 2011. A one loss 2006 Michigan team got leapfrogged by a one loss Florida team to play in the national championship against OSU. You can argue because some people didn't want to see a repeat of The Game but in reality, it was because of the strength of the SEC. Now fast forward to 2011... LSU is essentially OSU of '06 and Bama is essentially Florida of '06... If we do infact see a rematch, it is because the strength of the SEC is just that much better than other conferences. Even if OkState beats OU this week, I'd be surprised if they leapfrog a Bama team.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Did you just call your wife a||
Did you just call your wife a has-been who hasn't looked hot since 97?
|3 years 27 weeks ago||I have no problem with them||
I have no problem with them being ranked. What would be unacceptable is if Houston was NOT ranked. Not only are they undefeated but they've been womping teams. They've won their past 5 games by a combined 230some points or something like that. They've also bludgeoned two teams which beat Big 10 teams (North Texas and Rice). I think they look better than Hawaii did in 07 when they went undefeated until getting it handed to them by Georgia in the bowl game. If Houston does make it to a BCS game, they'll almost certainly lose but I don't think it will be by 31 points like Hawaii. VATech had a tough time putting E Carolina and Marshall away.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||yes, you are the only one||
yes, you are the only one thinking this
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Yea but we can't just go away||
Yea but we can't just go away from the throw or else defenses will load up 7 or 8 in the box ala MSU. Iowa, who runs cover 2 99% of the time showed us a decent amount of 1deep bringing an extra guy down. We HAVE to be able to throw in order to utilize Denard's legs.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||You kind of argued||
You kind of argued against your own thesis. You pretty much said RR looked stupid for running his offense in 2008 because he didn't have the players. And now it seems like you are wanting Borges to do the same. Borges is in a similar, but opposite, situation as RR was except Borges seems to have a much deeper and more diverse playbook. Borges has done a good job of installing some elements of Prostyle but about as much as you want him to with the personnel he possesses. Generally speaking, Borges is doing what is going to get the most production/wins for the team, and that is utilizing the strengths we have (Denard). I have no problem with what Borges has installed. I think the majority of the fan base would agree. I mean, how many of us were crying "PLEASE NO TAKE AWAY DENARD!!!"
|3 years 27 weeks ago||It looks like I disagree with||
It looks like I disagree with most of you on here. Legally, I don't think Penn State had any right to let Joe Pa go.
"So let me get this straight... I didn't see any of this happen 12 years ago, but when it did happen... 12 years ago... I told my boss about it... 12 years ago... and a third of you on the committee knew about it as well... so I didn't break any laws, or even lie about anything. But I'm still getting let go?"
I don't think JoePa is a hero anymore, as I once though. But I don't think its justifiable that he got let go. Its clear that the Board understands that the University needs to sever all ties with the PSU that was associated with this disgusting shit, but this wasn't justifiable. And it looks like Scott Paterno's lawyer agrees wtih me. But I'd say he's a little biased as well. Lol
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Paterno didn't witness it. As||
Paterno didn't witness it. As far as Paterno was concerned, it could have all been hearsay.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Mcqueary, while very gutless,||
Mcqueary, while very gutless, was put in a very shitty situation... He was a twenty some year old man chasing his dream as a coach and also his livlihood. His future as a coach would be in jeopardy if he made a big deal of the situation. Obviously, he was being a big pussy in doing nothing. But lets not get all high and mighty and pretend like half the guys on here wouldn't have done the same thing. So you want to beat the shit out of a guy for being a coward? Why not beat the shit ouf of the pervert?
|3 years 27 weeks ago||yea ive seen this quote a||
yea ive seen this quote a dozen times used in the past 24 hours
|3 years 27 weeks ago||im so sick of hearing about||
im so sick of hearing about all of this
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Yea, you're right. Providing||
Yea, you're right. Providing evidence against a rebuttal is totally irrelavent. But hit me with another one, Please.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||http://mgoblog.com/content/fa||
It took Lewan two years to gain 34 lbs and he had the biggest gain of those listed. And Taylor is 6'7" Johnson maxes out at 6'0". Other notable weight gainers, Roh and Heininger, are 6'5" and 6'6" respectively. I don't know where the fuck you guys think Johnson is gonna put 30-40 pounds but you're outta your fuckin minds. Isaiah Bell has gained like 40 pounds since he's been here, but on a larger frame than Johnson. And Bell has some bad weight on him, but I would obviously never say that to his face. So yea, if you want a fatter, slower version of Johnson, I guess 40 lbs is a feasable.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||I have no problem with this||
I have no problem with this being a topic but I doubt PSU will see any attrition because of this.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||ive seen drake play a few||
I've seen drake play a few times. he isnt 215, probably more like 190. Gaining 40 lbs for a 6'6" lineman is no easy task and adding that much weight to Drake's frame seems very unlikely. i could see him as more of a slot guy but definitely not tight end.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||You make a solid point.||
You make a solid point. Denard's production the last dozen and half games hasn't been where we want it. But I'm not ready to lose faith. Denard's arm has made it a long way since his freshman year here and I'm sure it will continue to improve. We have to give him some credit... He has shown us some strikes. When he's just sitting in the pocket, he can throw the ball on target just as good (which is average) as the other qbs in the Big 10. My issues with Denard thus far is probably what everyone's issues are: 1) He seems to lock on receivers. He doesn't seem great at checking down/going to his 2nd and 3rd options. On several instances we've seen receivers wide open yet Denard misses this as he's locking on the primary like Jerry Sandusky on a lathered up prepubescent boy. 2) This doesn't even need to be said, but his back-footed throws are a killer.
But I support him 100% and would only trade him for a handful of other qbs. I love what Denard represents off the field. We have to keep a few things in mind. Denard is going through as drastic of a coaching change as one could. While Borges has kept a decent amount of RR's spread in our running attack, most of our passing game has been MANBALL... A lot of playaction, a lot of the 12-15 yard stuff and very little, if any, of the bubble screen & QB PA to hit the seam. Just take a look at his yards per pass attempt between 2010 and 2011. He's completion percentage has taken a 10% hit but his YPA isn't far off from last year. And while wideouts will always have their share of drops, Junior had some uncharacteristic drops early in yesterday's game.
Denard is the same running threat as he's always been, teams are just able to prepare for it whereas in September/October of 2010, Denard was a different breed of athlete to the Big10, and even nationally for that matter. This offense will be magical (yes, i just used magical) when it all comes together. When defenses want to put 7 or 8 in the box, Denard's arm will be competent enough to make the defense pay. And when the defense is forced to play balanced, Denards legs will be there. I think this was kind of the game plan the coaches wanted against MSU.. We're going to pass the ball 30 times and then Denard is going to beat you with his legs. But the wind killed us. The progression this will take time. Once Denard is comfortable reading through his progressions, this offense will be very difficult to stop. I don't think the same could be said for RR's offense. He was doing all the bubbles and giving Denard 20 some carries but we saw how that turned out at the end of last season.
I was more pissed about the playcalling in the MSU game than yesterday. We tried to go deep 3 times in a row against state... something which should never happen with our QBs. Yesterday, we still ran the ball over 30 times as a team. Fitz got 16 carries.. I would have liked to see Denard get a few more, but his passing wasn't terrible enough to go away from it.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||i love how mods just throw||
i love how mods just throw out 'flamebait' and 'trolling' for anyone not willing to skull fuck the refs. two blown calls in a row