I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|1 hour 29 min ago||That 2010 Navy game was baffling||
Navy ran fullback dive over and over again and ND looked like they'd never seen a down of triple option before. Fullback had 210 yards on 26 carries that game. I remember reading NDNation after that, and the hatred for Diaco at the time was very much like some of the Borges hate this year.
|2 weeks 13 hours ago||Yup, time to fire up Chrono||
Yup, time to fire up Chrono Trigger again
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Could look at some 2006 UFRs||
the defense against ND was pretty nice that game
|2 weeks 6 days ago||The Tim Dwight punt return in '97||
at the end of the half to put Iowa up 21-7 was the moment where I said "welp, this whole undefeated season thing was cool while it lasted." The stands at halftime were like a funeral. Luckily, they didn't do shit in the 2nd half.
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||Funny how Auburn didn't go through all these measures||
last year when they were 3-8 going into the game. Clearly, their rivalry is much better.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||By the 2nd half||
I just started calling it 3rd and Sack, because that's what it was. The pass pro was so unbelievably terrible. There was a 3rd down in the first half where I think AJ Williams on actual rollerskates would have been an improvement over what he did in pass pro. Hayes decided to try and double the Northwestern dude who caused the rollerskating, who was already past him, while another dude went completely untouched. Schofield totally airballed a guy for a sack on one of those drives as well. It's always somebody.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||If you have cable, you can||
If you have cable, you can watch a replay on btn2go.com
|3 weeks 3 days ago||They need to play well in the bowl game||
The theme for this year has been OL inexperience, and a lot times I feel like the OL just needs more practice time together to gel. I am hoping that the bowl practices will be instrumental in the gelling process, an opportunity to get back to basics, and that the OL will look competent in the bowl game. What makes me leery is that I expected the same for the MSU game; with the bye week, they had a couple weeks to gel, and they couldn't block their way out of a wet paper bag. If the OL comes out for the bowl game looking like crap, I will be disappointed.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||A bit late, but I know ESPN box score is messed up||
if you look at the play-by-play in OT, after the Butt TD, it says U-M still had the ball for 2 plays even though Northwestern had the ball there. All those plays were added up as negative offense even though it was the defense on the field
Terry Richardson is #13 -- #13 for Northwestern is their QB, Trevor Simian
Josh Furman is #14 -- #14 for Northwestern is their WR, Christian Jones
De'Veon Smith is #32 -- #32 for Northwestern is the RB, Mike Trumpy
So the two plays where it's Terry RIcharson passing for -21 should be Simian passing for 21; one pass to Jones for 14 and one to Trumpy for 7.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||OSU-Illinois finally at the half||
that half made the first half against IU look short
|3 weeks 4 days ago||"Hyde has not had a carry for negative yardage this year"||
sigh. Also: easy swing pass on 3rd down for a TD.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||OSU spread punt||
just beautiful: 64 yrds and completely unreturnable. Why is this such a difficult concept for our team?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Boilerquest off to a good start||
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Looks like complete crap there||
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Why can't our IZR/IV (I can't tell the difference)||
do that...nobody home in the middle
|3 weeks 6 days ago||But the crystal ball was||
But the crystal ball was 88%...
|3 weeks 6 days ago||There definitely needs to be more onside kicks||
especially in a shootout-type game like 2010 Illinois and 2013 Indiana. There's no reason to kick deep if you're just going to get scored on anyway. The defense actually got a few stops at the end of the Indiana game, but that Illinois game was a complete defensive catastrophe.
As far as going for two, unfortunately, coaches are very conservative and realize they will never be questioned for kicking extra points and not going for it till they need to (and losing by 2 when the conversion fails), but will certainly be put under scrutiny if the team goes for it early when they don't need it, fails, and ends up losing by 1.
|4 weeks 16 hours ago||I have no problem with Bama engineering||
just like I have no problem with Wayne State engineering or even MSU engineering. I have a problem when a recruit says academics are important/priority and they choose Bama engineering over U-M engineering. Whether Hoke steered him away from engineering is irrelevant, it's obvious that academics aren't that important to Hand.
|4 weeks 17 hours ago||Unless a recruit's considering Stanford/Northwestern/etc.||
I usually consider "academics are important!" to be just fluff. There are exceptions, as always, but I think that's definitely the case here. Unless there is a degree that Alabama offers that Michigan doesn't, no one would pick Alabama over Michigan based on academics. A couple weeks ago he said he was considering Alabama for engineering, which is comical.
Kid looks like Bama to me and I've already resigned to the fact that noon Thursday he's going to put the red hat on. Better to get the disappointment out ahead of time.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Was just going to post this||
this song makes we want to get up and go to the concourse in a vain attempt to avoid hearing it. Every damn pregame Special K plays that crap. Also: when the ball blows off the tee during a kickoff, you don't need to crank to music up to fill the 10-second re-tee time
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Basically what happened||
is they had a #12 jersey out there with her name on it, had a montage on the jumbotron describing all the great and wonderful things she's done for the University, and she came out to give a completely impromptu speech. First thing she said was that Brandon surprised her, so you know she was completely unprepared. She basically slurred through as many Hoke-isms/Bo-isms as possible, mentioning "the team" and "fergodsakes" without any coherence between them at all. After it was clear that she was completely smashed, I walked to the concourse because I'd never felt more awkward or embarrassed at a football game. If I saw it on TV, it would have been one of those things where I muted it or changed channels because I just wouldn't have wanted to see it.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Purdue scores a TD||
144 minutes of game time since last TD; had their first redzone possession since Sept. 28th
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Iowa 4th and 3 from the Purdue 30||
goes for it and QB gets sacked. Ferentz vows to never go for it again.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Another Oregon-Stanford game||
where we wonder how the hell Stanford loses to anybody
|5 weeks 1 day ago||The MSU gameplan bothers me||
I often like to compare U-M to ND because I feel like they're on similar paths a lot of times. When Kelly took over in 2010, Navy beat ND for the 3rd time in 4 years. People wanted the DC Diaco drawn and quartered after the Navy fullback ran for 210 yards on 26 carries and the defense looked clueless. They lost to Tulsa that year after ND drove to Tulsa 19 with a minute to go down 1, and for some idiotic reason Rees threw the ball and it got picked.
Michigan coaches seem to just keep beating their heads against a wall in a lot of these games and doing the same stupid crap over and over again. This game was almost identical to 2011. People are complaining because they had two weeks to prepare and didn't have an answer. No, actually, they've had two years to prepare. They've seen it all before, multiple times, and they still don't have a clue what they're doing against MSU. ND almost lost to Navy again this year; the fullback had 85 yards.
Some coaches just don't ever figure it out.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Put Kalis out there||
U-M's not fooling anybody with the idea that they would ever throw to Williams. Just put an extra lineman out there instead.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||It has been an interesting grab-bag on the OL||
Part of the problem was Bryant being hurt at the start of the season; I think the coaches pinned a lot of hopes on him and were sort of in a holding pattern until he returned. After he was back and proved to be ineffective, then they were like, oh shit, we can't do manball now. I think they went into that PSU game fully expecting to run for 5 ypc with the OL just blowing guys off the ball and ended up very surprised. Bosch was probably good enough to start against IU, but they just didn't want to burn his redshirt. He is the first true freshman to start at OL in forever.
This game will say a lot about how the offense has progressed, and whether the spread concepts are going to stay or not. If the U-M offense is shut down, then I don't know where they go from here. Hopefully they don't panic too much, because a lot of decent offenses look like crap at Spartan Stadium.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Tough test against MSU||
Bosch did look decent against IU, for what that's worth. Hopefully him and Glasgow don't have any miscommunications like last game; they had a play on the goal line where they both bumped the DT and went to the 2nd level, while said DT was just left alone to roam around in the backfield. Blocking mishaps like that will get somebody killed against MSU.
I'm sure Narduzzi took one look at our interior Oline and said "Double A-gap blitz. Every play." As long as the Oline picks that up well, we have a chance. Gardner running for his life in the backfield is a recipe for disaster.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Illini NOOOOOOOOO||
what kind of fail play was that
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Whoever's calling the plays for Minnesota||
is doing a whale of a job today. 4th and 10 from the 33 got them a TD, now they line Nelson up outside and motion him under center for a QB sneak TD.