I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|3 weeks 2 days ago||I really hope that he||
I really hope that he considers OSU to be an audition for his next coaching position and pulls out all of the stops and goes against all of his tendencies in that one.
Of course the one drawback there is that beating OSU might increase the chances of Borges returning next season. I would like to think that we would not retain Borges after winning one big game after crapping the bed over and over again during the rest of the season, but at this point I have no faith that he will really be gone regardless of whether or not the offense scores a single point in any of our remaining games.
I will believe that Borges is gone when I see it.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||This is very true. While I||
This is very true. While I have been just as frustrated as everybody else that our young line seems to be struggling mightily, if the other team essentially knows what play is likely to be run, then they can simply outnumber us at the point of attack. This puts additional pressure on the young guys up front, as even a seasoned line will struggle if they don't have the numbers that they need to block all of the defenders. If we had some truly innovative (or at least less predictable) playcalling, I wonder if our line would at least look serviceable.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||At least our team is so||
At least our team is so irrelevant right now that our failures don't make the front page of the sports sites. So . . . yay?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||The line is not doing Gardner||
The line is not doing Gardner any favors, but he seems completely shell-shocked at this point. He is terrified of throwing a pick, so he holds the ball too long, and when he does throw his accuracy has been pretty suspect.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I am just hoping that we||
I am just hoping that we don't end up with negative total yards against Iowa. Getting shut out is not outside of the realm of possibility with Borges at the helm.
I honestly don't think that the offense could play any worse if Gardner just got in the huddle and started drawing up pass patterns on his hand like in playground football.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I very rarely do that kind of||
I very rarely do that kind of thing, but in this case I made an exception and sent Brandon a very pointed email. The short version: Fire Al Borges.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Does anybody care? Is there||
Does anybody care? Is there anybody who would not pay to get Borges out of town? Open up the checkbook, find someone that maximizes the talent on their team and is able to make in-game agjustments.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Don't get me wrong. I am||
Don't get me wrong. I am still pissed about the lack of execution, particularly on offense, and I think that Borges has fully worn out his welcome. At the same time, if you think that experience doesn't have an effect on success on the field then you are crazy.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||The fact that it still chafes||
The fact that it still chafes them so badly and they continue to dwell on it even when they have the better team is what makes it so appropriate. Their massive inferiority complex is a large part of what drives them, even at times when they are not inferior. It is what it is, and that comment, although ill-timed is not what turned the tide in the rivalry. Poor recruiting and huge and repeated changes in offensive and defensive coaching and schemes had a lot more to do with it.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||It is a good defense, but||
It is a good defense, but they have not had to play many good teams. Remember what the '97 Michigan team did to a very good PSU team? Let's see what MSU does against OSU this year.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||They were the better team||
They were the better team today. I just hope that the players and the coaches remember this when Sparty comes back down to earth and our starting roster is not littered with freshmen and sophomores. What comes around goes around.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||The only good news is that||
The only good news is that all of the plays where the DBs are in the pocket of the receiver and don't make a play will be picks and PBU's next year when these guys are a little older and more experienced.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||If you don't trust your||
If you don't trust your offense enough to let them try to gain positive yardage and to make plays, despite having weapons like Gardner, Gallon, Funchess and Norfleet at your disposal, then you don't deserve to be the OC. If your entire approach to the game is to run plays that are highly likely to fail just because the outcome of those plays is predictable, then it is definitely time to step aside and let someone maximize the talent that we do have.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||But we do have Gallon and||
But we do have Gallon and Funchess, and that doesn't stop Borges from going away from them even when nothing else is working. Other teams know that if Gardner throws some early picks, then Borges will turtle and pull the plug on the passing game, and the opposing defense can tee off on our ineffective run game.
While I was getting very sick of the Hackenberg = Brady nonsense, I give BOB credit for continuing to let him throw the ball even after some bad turnovers.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Does she have any eligibility||
Does she have any eligibility left? We could use her at RG.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Sorry, Borges. You seem like||
Sorry, Borges. You seem like a decent guy, but it is time for you to move on. Time to open up the wallet to bring in a top-notch OC.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Damn drunk typing.||
Damn drunk typing. "Multiple" drives.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||The sad part is that when we||
The sad part is that when we actually tried to move the ball using more of a read-option/spread concept, we were able to do so. This is the kind of team that could lose to Akron or this shitty PSU team and still beat a team like OSU if we just stop playing so stupid. Taking a dumb personal foul when we just set up third and is stupid. Snapping the ball with 12 seconds left on the play clock when trying to run out the clock, and then taking a delay of game is just pathetic. Runnig plays likely to lose yards when you are playing for a kick is pathetic. Taknig delay of game penalties is just mentally soft play.
Oh yeah, and screw you refs. This is not Notre Dame; you are allowed to call them for obvious holding over and over again.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Generally speaking, I love||
Generally speaking, I love Hoke, but I would rather go down swinging than cowering in the corner hoping to cling to a victory. Where is Herm Edwards? YOU PLAY TO WIN THE GAME! The coaches deserved to lose that one; the players did not. My patience level with Borges is about finished.
If you are afraid to let your players make plays, then step aside and let someone coach who will at least make an effort. Accept that Gardner is what he is, and let him make plays. Sometimes it will blow up in your face, but that appears to be the only way that we have a chance to move the ball, and at least then you are trying. When Toussaint is rushing for .6 yards per carry, BEFORE your best OL goes out with an injury, maybe it is time to abandon the traditional running game.
With this gameplan, I will be shocked if we have ANY positive non-Gardner rushing yards againt MSU. The Big Ten is not good, but we are just as bad as the rest of them. Fuck you Borges for not even trying to score on miltiple drives. That is the job of the offense, right? To at least TRY to score? Fuck you for failing the players.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Rankings don't really mean||
Rankings don't really mean much at this point. Thus far we have not looked like we belong very high in the rankings, but if our young players continue to develop and we keep winning, then the rankings will sort themselves out.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||There was just a graphic in||
There was just a graphic in the Boise State - Southern Miss game showing that Southern Miss was tied for the second most turnovers in the country this season. Sadly, Michigan was next on the list. Ouch.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||On a neutral field I would||
On a neutral field I would probably take most of the other teams in the top 10 over OSU. They have blasted the nobodies that they have played, but in the first game that they played against a decent team, they could easily have lost. They got some good bounces tonight, and Wisconsin shot themselves repeatedly in the foot (dropped INT at the end of the 2nd; missed short FG, etc.).
|9 weeks 4 days ago||That easy INT that was||
That easy INT that was dropped at the end of the half was a killer. That and letting a receiver get behind you when you know they all but have to go to the endzone.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Damn. Ohio State doesn't||
Damn. Ohio State doesn't have to face too many good teams this year, and Wisconsin just pissed that one away with sloppy play. OSU is good, but does not look like a top five team to me.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||That must be why OSU recently||
That must be why OSU recently purchased a Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle for campus.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Sadly, they are not the only||
Sadly, they are not the only ones that didn't show up.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||The pattern at the top of the||
The pattern at the top of the jersey makes it look like the guy just got run over by a big truck. Probably not the most intimidating look for a football team.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||I do find it really||
I do find it really refreshing to hear how many top recruits are responding to Hoke's sincerity and honesty in the process. I also find it encouraging, because if there is one thing that I don't get from Meyer, it is sincerity. From what I have seen and heard, he comes off like a used-car-salesman - slick, blessed with the gift of gab, but always working an angle and putting on a show. Sure, he is selling a pretty flashy used car, but you can't fake sincerity (by definition), and some recruits are starting to see through it.
|37 weeks 3 days ago||SLC is only a 5 hour drive||
SLC is only a 5 hour drive from Boise. Maybe I will need to take a road trip.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||Suck it, Sparty.||
Suck it, Sparty.