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|2 days 21 hours ago||7 out of 11 teams in the final top 25 of the BCS||
(with OSU not being one of them) is damn good
Compare that to last year with 3 of 12 teams in the final top 25.
|6 days 19 hours ago||IU probably going to the 4th string QB||
3rd string QB dude limping
|1 week 1 day ago||So I've been looking the QB performances from days past||
I decided to watch U-M/Northwestern from 2003; this is the one-handed Avant catch game. Navarre's senior year. Everybody remembers how much hate Navarre got, and obviously he got better as time went on, but just in this highlight reel he makes three throws that I doubt Gardner can make. Edwards and Avant catchability rules apply. OL pass protection ability is obviously better as well, but Navarre still gets rid of the ball much quicker. Makes the drop, gets rid of the ball.
0:33 -- doubt Gardner can make that throw. Not a small window there, there's plenty of room, but it required some zip on it and I haven't seen Gardner throw a regular run-of-the-mill rope in some time.
2:49 -- Doubt it, but not impossible for Gardner because it's a floater pass. He could get lucky, I guess.
5:07 -- Not a chance in hell. I doubt I've seen a pass like that in five years
|2 weeks 4 days ago||About Henery...||
It might be a bad idea to sign a FG kicker that somehow gets the ball to fly through the air sideways and instead of tumbling end-over-end like it should, the ball looks like a damn helicopter out there. Seriously, what did the Lions see in that guy that told them "this guy will solve all our FG issues!"
|2 weeks 6 days ago||OSU WR with the toes inbound then heels out of bounds catch||
PSU fans everywhere are going apeshit
|3 weeks 8 min ago||OSU with more yards in one quarter...||
than U-M had for the entire game last week
192 to 171
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Lloyd was a great coach||
No, he wasn't perfect and would Lloydball games away to Illinois in 1999 and to Purdue in 2000, along with others, but at least the team was ahead to Lloydball those games away. Keep in mind that those years were also the most competitive the Big 10 has probably ever been. Illinois, Purdue, and Northwestern were all good teams. 1999 featured SEVEN Big 10 teams in the final BCS poll and OSU wasn't one of them:
Wisconsin (4), U-M (5), MSU (7), PSU (11), Minnesota (18), Illinois (24), Purdue (25)
I would take a Lloydballed game every other year or so if the team could go 3-2 against the top 25 each year, including a win over the final #4 team in the country.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I don't know what you expect of the guy in retirement||
the guy gave 27 years to the University, he doesn't owe them anything
|3 weeks 3 days ago||This team needs a Way Better Than Expected hire||
like OSU with Meyer. That guy was on nobody's list because nobody thought he wanted to coach. When every decent candidate has a slim chance of coming here, you have to think outside the box. Which I realize is easy to say/hard to do, but that's why the AD is paid the big bucks. Unfortunately, this program needs a major wakeup call.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Small things||
1. Put 11 guys on the field for punt returns. Just a suggestion, really.
2. Don't run the ball on 2nd and 22. Well, actually, let's back that up a bit. Don't give up a huge sack every time you're close to being within FG range.
3. Put Morris in -- he's no savior and will turn the ball over 6 times a game, but if I see another pass to Funchess when he's triple covered, my head might explode. This is purely a matter of self-preservation on my part. I don't want my head to explode.
4. Enroll Dymonte Thomas in the Stevie Brown school for future SAMs
5. Tell Joe Bolden and Jake Ryan to just keep doing what they're doing
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Before the season||
I thought 9-3 was possible with losses to MSU, OSU, and a random team that was not ND.
I really thought this team would have no problem with ND, especially after they had a bunch of guys suspended. Don't forget that they replaced BOTH their OC and DC. I watched the ND spring game, and their defense looked incredibly awful, leaving guys wide open with no one within 15 yards on some plays. Golson looked good, and I figured it would be a shootout with Garder slightly better in the end. I couldn't be more wrong.
Utah is another team I thought U-M would have no problem with. Not so long ago, Hoke had this huge streak of winning at home, and I figured there'd be no way this team would lose at home the way they did. They are completely lost out there.
I look at the rest of the schedule and it's hard for me to pick what games are going to get them to 5-7
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Didn't commit, but he was a heavy lean||
he was a Sam Webb gut feeling before RR was fired, and committed to Auburn after the coaching change
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Kris Frost player of the game||
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I may be crazy||
but I felt like there was a lot less piped-in music this game. I heard the band a lot, because I remember them playing over the Miami band pretty much all the time. It seems like most of the piped-in music is relagated to kickoffs, which is annoying but not super terrible.
There are still moments where the music is played for zero reason, just a 10 second snippet that leads to nowhere. This happened during pregame before the team ran out of the tunnel -- multiple songs before they actually ran out. It happened later in the 2nd half as well. But there's no Eminem cheer any more and no more In the Big House, so it's not like it's super invasive.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Completely inept rushing in the Iowa game||
22 yards rushing for the game. Game was actually pretty close initially (10-9 Iowa in the 3rd), then U-M muffed a punt, Iowa scored soon after, and U-M decided they wouldn't play defense or protect Navarre the rest of the day.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Tressel started coaching in 2002||
"that time" was 1995-2002, when we were 5-3 against OSU
|6 weeks 3 days ago||I remember grumblings during the Carr era||
The Tennessee game where TE Jason Witten outran our entire secondary in the Citrus Bowl (this is where SEC SPEED really took on a life of its own), followed the next year by that Iowa game, which was the worst home loss (at that time) since the 60s. People were pissed. But U-M rarely lost to MSU during that time and at least kept even with OSU, so it was no where near the situation we're in now.
Those Carr losses were shocking at the time because U-M went 3 years without losing by more than a TD. Now it's just commonplace.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||The thing that broke me in this game||
was the TD to make it 28-0. U-M runs a double A-gap blitz, the thing that has victimized our team countless times during the Hoke era, and Golson just calmly throws a slant and the guy prances into the endzone untouched. Seriously what the hell is wrong with this team, these concepts are not rocket science and other teams have no difficulty dealing with them at all. It looks like our team doesn't even know how to tie their own shoelaces.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Wow, new puntasauras record||
from the 29 yard line with a touchback
|6 weeks 6 days ago||USC with two true freshman OGs||
blowing Stanford up right down the middle for 10 yards a pop
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Purdue sacks the QB, knocks ball loose and doesn't fall on it||
guy tries to run with it and the classic result where the one CMU guy that's within 10 yards of the ball recovers it among 4 Purdue guys
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Their FG kicker is horrid||
earlier he had probably one of the worst misses I've seen in a while. Still though, 4th and 5 is managable; I agree that if you're the underdog, you have to make some plays
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Terry Bowden puntasauras||
punt from the 34 on 4th and 5, downed at the 9
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Purdue safety ejected for targeting||
I didn't think it was malicious or anything, but I guess you can't lightly tap a guy in the helmet anymore
|7 weeks 1 day ago||UA really blew it on that 3rd down play||
3rd and inches and they run probably one of the worst QB sneaks ever; the QB got flipped over sideways and ended up on his back without lunging forward or anything. At the time I thought they should go on 4th, but it could go either way really. The UA defense held UTSA to a 3-and-out the previous drive, so I imagine RR felt content with playing defense.
I actually turned the game off and went to be bed after the INT and didn't see the choice with 23 seconds to go.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||God I'm so hungry||
bad day for this post; my car's in the shop for the day and I have to eat crappy cafeteria food at work. As soon as I saw this post, my stomach started doing the Jack Links puma growl
|7 weeks 3 days ago||He was obviously hurting in the second half||
There was a play where he got kind of bowled over and it showed him grimacing after. I thought it was his right shoulder, but I guess not. Surprised no one has a clip of the video so we can dissect what happened.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Not to burst your bubble||
but Clark vs Scherff #2 is Ojemudia
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Defense of line||
it's just that one paragraph, but it reads like youtube captions
|8 weeks 4 days ago||File photo||
stares deep into my soul