I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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- Literally every time we were in the pistol formation, we ran speed option.
- Every time Lewan was lined up as a TE (sometimes I pointed this out to him), we ran behind him.
- When we lined up in the power I at the goal line and shuffled the H-back behind the line, we were running directly toward where the H-back stopped.
- Every time we lined up 3 WRs in a stack with Dileo at the back, we were running Dileo on a short in (we only do this on third and short-to-medium).
|13 hours 37 min ago||...||
And then government returned to Somalia.
|1 day 7 hours ago||It can happen||
I don't know if it's ever happened at Michigan, but I've certainly heard of it other schools. And it's usually a situation just like this: a talented player is beaten out for a starting position, at a position like QB where really only the starter plays.
|4 days 19 hours ago||The coaching situation||
Everyone who follows Michigan football knows there is literally zero chance that Hoke is fired after this season, and it would probably take an unfathomable tire fire for him to be fired after next. With Crawford's quote, along with what Peppers has been saying, it sounds like someone to the south has been spreading disinformation about the job security at Michigan.
|4 days 19 hours ago||Sound logic||
By this point, nobody expects Urban Meyer to take any disciplinary action against a player for anything short of felony charges, so that's no surprise. OSU is getting what they hired in that respect - someone who will win games and fail to develop the characters of young men.
And Jim Delany has repeatedly shown that he values the almighty dollar over things like academic integrity (admitting Nebraska to the B1G) and tradition (admitting Rutgers/Maryland). Do we really expect him to take a stand against Hall when OSU winning today would bring the conference so much money, by getting OSU into the NCG and by putting two teams in the BCS?
We can bitch and moan all we want, but this is what we get for having a commissioner like Delany, and this is what Ohio gets for hiring a coach like Meyer.
|4 days 19 hours ago||Narduzzi||
I agree that Narduzzi gets a head coaching gig after this season - his stock can't get any higher. But why do you (and, it seems, a lot of other people) see Narduzzi only being able to get a mid-tier job? He has built the best defense in the country using a bunch of three-star recruits. It's tough to imagine a coordinator with a better resume. If I were the AD of a school with a potential top team with a coaching vacancy (Nebraska? West Virginia?) I would certainly take a hard look at Narduzzi. I would think that something like Rutgers/Illinois/Virginia would be his floor.
FWIW, he's originally from Connecticut and has spent his entire coaching career either on the East Coast or in the Midwest.
|1 week 7 hours ago||Well||
I think you answered your own question.
|1 week 2 days ago||Recruiting||
He's recruiting well now. But the seniors on this team were recruited as UW was coming off six straight losing seasons and were part of the #68 class in the country. We know what a handicap it is to have a bad recruiting class where your upperclassman leaders should be.
|1 week 2 days ago||Yup||
That's because it's a coaching vacancy, and it's a rule that Gruden must get mentioned for every one of those.
|1 week 2 days ago||Not the same||
We may not have been great under RichRod, but UW was 0-12 the year before he took over and had won 12 games total over the previous 5 years. Considering that he took over a tire fire, his records were pretty good.
|1 week 2 days ago||That's the wrong problem||
The problem is that we HAVE seen the best of Al Borges. The 2011 and 2013 Ohio State games, and this year's ND game, were masterpieces. The problem is that for every game that's "the best of Al Borges," we get three or four stinkers that are completely inexplicable given our talent level. You have to admit that championship-level teams have to be far more consistent than we've been.
|1 week 2 days ago||Not so sure||
Isn't the definition of insanity doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results?
I know you know much more about football strategy than I do, and based on this, you may have reasons for supporting Borges that I don't know (and I'd love to hear them). But some of the evidence against Borges is pretty damning. I watched the Ohio game with my father, who is in his mid-60s and has only a surface-level knowledge of football strategy. By the end of the game, even he realized the following:
Yes, that's right: my dad, who has watched maybe five complete games of football in the past decade, correctly called what play we were running on the two point conversion before we ran it. If he can pick this stuff out after watching one game, part of which he spent playing with his granddaughters, then any reasonably prepared opponent can as well (as you know, the Ohio defenders admitted that they were sitting on Dileo for the conversion attempt).
This is why I have only moderate hopes for improvement next season. Although we're losing both tackles and Gallon, and the rest of the offense will have more experience, the problems listed above aren't ones that will be fixed by experience. Even if we have the best offensive line in the country, we won't go far if the defense knows what's coming.
|1 week 3 days ago||That's easy||
I would love to see Ohio get trounced by FSU in the NCG. That way neither Ohio nor the SEC end up on top.
|1 week 4 days ago||Cool it||
Whether anyone agrees or disagrees with you, you've made your perspective clear. Now kindly shut the fuck up rather than saying the same thing over and over.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Well||
Ask Northwestern if it's important to catch a Hail Mary on the last play.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Silver lining||
Maybe this will be another incident that pushes Hoke to can Borges after the season. After all, if defensive recruits are avoiding your school because the offensive production isn't up to snuff, that's really saying something.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Lots||
There are a bunch of lots on Northwestern's main campus, about a 20-30 minute walk from the stadium, where you can park for free and there's a good tailgating scene. However, you probably need to get there at least 3 hours early to get a parking spot. I went to the Northwestern-Minnesota game a few weeks ago, and got one of the last spots about 2 hours before the game, and the Michigan game will definitely bring in more people driving from out of town. Personally, I'm taking the Metra to this game so as not to worry about parking.
More info about parking is on this pdf:
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Yahoo search?!||
My man ain't coughed like that since back in the day!
|3 weeks 6 days ago||10 years||
A coach can only get a 10-year extension if they give their team a decided schematic advantage.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Yes and no||
I agree with you that posters should generally be extremely wary of making fun of 17 year olds.
However, there is a big difference between commenting on someone's appearance or their decision of where to attend college, and commenting on their open misogyny, drug use, and general douchiness. It's tough to watch a video featuring the subject himself endorsing rape and comical thuggishness while constantly smoking blunts and still say "I have no comment on that young man's character."
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Passing up MSU||
Yeah, he really missed out on State's legendary ability to develop WR talent. He could have maximized his abilities just like Burbridge and Arnett currently are.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||ILL MIXX||
Is his last name Williams? I think I saw him playing TE for Minnesota.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||9.5||
I'm guessing 0.5 of the fear level has already moved on to "acceptance."
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Gurley||
The fact that one of those teams even has someone who can turn (non-Indiana) defenses into a fine paste makes the WLONCP less of a cripple fight than Michigan-Northwestern.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks!||
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Coaching better||
I hope the plan for improvement isn't just "do the same things, but better." If things aren't working, it's the coach's job to change them.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||4th down pass||
It is absolutely Borges's fault that we needed to convert that 4th down in the first place, because in the previous 59 minutes we had scored 13 points against one if the worst defenses in the country.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Well played||
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Maize||
Why the highlighter yellow uniforms? Aren't they our "big game" home uniforms?
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Hmm||
Slight difference there
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Oh come on||
The misspelled graffiti was a funny incident, but we don't need to venture into 100% derogatory nickname status. That's how fourth graders talk about their rivals, or posters at RCMB who refuse to discuss us as anything but "scUM". We're better than that.