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|14 hours 16 min ago||Rutgers and Maryland would have been wins with||
Rutgers and Maryland would have been wins with anything other than total incompetence and lack of confidence by the team. OSU was a 7 pt game in the 4th quarter with 5 minutes to go, a 4th and 1 on Michigan's 40 yard line. Ryan almost makes the tackle. Instead it's a TD and another clown show turnover leads to another TD. No Michigan didn't deserve to win and shouldn't have won, but that was the toughest game the Buckeyes played out of their last 4. It WAS a fairly close game.
|3 days 17 hours ago||That Leiv Onwuzurike has a||
That Levi Onwuzurike has a pretty funny twitter. It comes up automatically on 247, so no stalk.
Really need a WDE. I agree I think Murphy looks like an SDE.
On a related front, some guy from Men of the Scarlet and Gray just CB'd Donnie Corley to Michigan. Very much an outlier, I'd be curious to what that's even based on. Perhaps Corley could be MSU's "I've had them as the leader but I commit to someone other than them"...?
|1 week 14 hours ago||The spreads surprised me as||
The spreads surprised me as well, but I assumed I didn't know enough about what they lost. This is a sobering look, but if accurate (and it appears so based on the other fans comments), I'm glad to have it.
But hey, a win will be that much better. Hopefully the interior DL makes life tough for the QB, and we get some plays from Peppers and Lewis.
|1 week 20 hours ago||Is there a link? I did||
Is there a link? I did google, but nothing readily came up
|1 week 1 day ago||the run blocking of the OL wasn't that bad last||
the run blocking of the OL wasn't that bad last year. Really wasn't. The playcalling was incredibly limited because our QB couldn't stop turning the ball over, and a new scheme had to be kept simple. There were plenty of holes to run through, it's just that both Green and Smith lacked the patience or vision to hit them consistently. Brian's done a good job documenting that and it was true. The OSU game wasn't anything special in terms of playcalling, it's just that Johnson found the cracks, had the patience, and accelerated when he needed to, getting most of the yards the OL provided. He missed some holes as well, but was generally very good.
He's by far the best known commodity, but the injury causes doubt.
|1 week 5 days ago||glad we rid ourselves of the ladybits to make room||
glad we rid ourselves of the ladybits to make room for this
|1 week 5 days ago||Asimov was right, they are||
Asimov was right, they are going to test the shit out of us, and slot us into jobs for life. Remember to keep insisting that your scores were wrong...
|1 week 5 days ago||He will never do this, will||
He will never do this, will never stay out of the spotlight. He is an agitator by DNA. If things are going OK and he and his team are grinding/working, he'll become uncomfortable with that status quo. He'll blow something up. The Cowherd interview was this exactly - he can't just abide and grind, he needs to be changing/moving.
The odd thing is that pictures of his trip to Paris triggered the article. Those were really pleasant and showed Harbaugh as a just a happy guy. They were the most genuine and least troll-worthy posts I've seen. The fact that these writers used this as their jumping point is evidence that they've been waiting for an opportunity to wade into the Cowherd troll waters on Harbaugh for a little while. Get used to it, going to be a fantastic ride.
|1 week 6 days ago||He was fantastic, people||
He was fantastic, people forget about him too often. Constantly made plays, always figured out how to beat his man.
|1 week 6 days ago||I'm not sure there are 5||
There are a lot of unknowns though. A lot of players could click and be quite good: Kalis, Magnuson, Cole, Braden, Chesson, Canteen, Ways, Khalid Hill, one of Johnson/Isaac/Green.
I think the downside risk is small, with much more potential upside. But in terms of what's proven, there's not much.
|1 week 6 days ago||It is stunning to me how many||
It is stunning to me how many people have already written Malzone off. He was on campus for about 6 minutes before being thrown into the starting QB competition as a true freshman early enrollee. For much of the spring practice period, rumors kept leaking out about how Malzone looked best and could take the job. This ahead of an Army All-American and an Elite 11 4*/5*. He apparently easily passed the former, and ended up neck and neck with the latter. The spring game comes along, he looks more poised than any true freshman deserves to be. Throws a decent long ball that Ways should have pulled in, instead ends up in Watson's hands as an INT. Scrambles out of trouble and throws a dart to Winovich who looks hopelessly unable to catch anything. Morgan makes a great play on a poor decision by Malzone. Arm isn't the strongest, sure. Throws a screen that Lewis was in the area on and everyone counts that as a pick - it ganed like 12 yards.
All along he looked in command of the huddle, knew the offense, didn't look overly confused, didn't look out of place. Sure Harbaugh said Morris won the day. But I thought it was a great start for an early enrollee QB. Understanding the offense, the defense, and knowing where to go with the football are so much more important thatn arm strength. Malzone seems to have that and poise - he can certainly be the starter here someday.
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||That's contrary to what many||
That's contrary to what many say. I know Sam Webb has repeatedly said Battle committed when he did to step in front of Langford. Michigan had one spot for whoever wanted to commit first, and Battle took it. Webb hinted that Langford was very interested in Michigan and perhaps on the verge of committing, hence the action by Battle.
|2 weeks 19 hours ago||At least he didn't wait and||
At least he didn't wait and Tyus up any longer with his decision
|2 weeks 2 days ago||15 minutes a day, 12 times a day, with the caveat||
15 minutes a day, 12 times a day, with the caveat that commitment or actual football minutes will turn the 15 minutes into two hours.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I see that kid as an H-back all day. A very||
I see that kid as an H-back all day. A very dangerous one: ferocious blocker, speed/moves in the flat, ability to slip into the seam and take a ball deep if the D forgets about him.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||According to this article by||
According to this article by 247, Devin Bush was measured at 5'9" at the Opening. Curios if that will affect his rating or recruiting.
Dontavious Jackson was listed as the #2 LB for the day.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Brandon Peters is getting a||
Brandon Peters is getting a lot of this. "Surprisingly athletic", "don't sell short his athleticism", "has an athleticism that will sneak up on you". I think it was Dilfer who came out and said that he's the most athletic QB at the Elite 11, without any white-guy qualifiers.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Ah thank you. Maybe that was||
Ah thank you. Maybe that was included in the link, but didn't see any context in the snippet. That makes sense
|2 weeks 5 days ago||He'll have a full year of||
He'll have a full year of guard on film (last year), and this at center. There won't be any uncertainty about his ability to play both. Now to what level is the question, but again I think his performance is certainly enough to get drafted.
I don't want to bang on Miller now that he's left, because he was decent and filled his role last year. But... as we know he lacked strength and this caused consistent problems with the OL last year. In terms of draftability, I'd bet looking at the film last year Glasgow may get comments like "leaves his combo block too early" or "rounds out when pulling / slow to get to assignment when pulling". Some of this would be due to assuming Miller has his guy, leaving, and then that guy makes the tackle as Miller gets pushed down. And Miller getting plowed back into the backfield - which didn't happen all the time, but happened often enough that I think both guards subconciously stepped too far back (so they wouldn't get stepped on by a retreating Miller). That's why I say a more consistent Kalis and Magnuson on his right and left would help his evaluation. Even though I'm sure pro scouts are supposed to take those things into consideration, I'm not sure if they always do.
I'm also hoping Glasgow in the middle will be enough of a plus over Miller that couples with an improving line, that we actually see them as "good" this year. At least in run blocking. I think we'll still struggle in pass pro.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I'm confused on the second||
I'm confused on the second entry - another unversity's AD was commenting that Michigan was one of the most valuable brands in sports?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Graham Glasgow will certainly be drafted next||
Graham Glasgow will certainly be drafted next year. Ability to play center and guard has a lot of value, even has game and a lot of practice reps at tackle. He's a lot better player than people give him credit for, and if he Kalis and Magnuson can play consistently next to him, his abilities will stand out more on film.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I thought it was "swoll"?||
I thought it was "swoll"?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I do not enjoy the fact that||
I do not enjoy the fact that not only did we lose to them, but were outcoached on both sides of the ball. They were absolutely manhandled by OSU, MSU, Wisconsin, and Nebraska. This bothers me, that they are able to claim a 1-0 conference record against us.
|3 weeks 8 hours ago||200 words is an odd lie, I||
200 words is an odd lie, I merely posted pithy snarks at the conclusion of each article praising Peters. Yes, I declare you spaz. But I do hope my removing them gives you some peace this evening. It was probably in poor taste, and detracted from Peters' accomplishments.
|3 weeks 8 hours ago||The people, including one||
The people, including one spaz of a ghost, have spoken. I have edited the OP.
|3 weeks 8 hours ago||it's all in good fun||
it's all in good fun
|3 weeks 12 hours ago||certainly Hoke mentioned that. my high school||
certainly Hoke mentioned that. my high school coach talked about it, as I'm sure most do. only creepy of you're not that familiar with the game
|3 weeks 1 day ago||mother fucking Rut fucking gers||
mother fucking Rut fucking gers
|3 weeks 1 day ago||how about this||
it's 3rd and 5 against mother fucking Rutgers. 3 WR. Two of them run deep routes, the 3rd runs a square-in at 10 yards.
Yes I can't wait for Harbaugh.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||He is and was a great coach, no doubt. But||
He is and was a great coach, no doubt. But Narduzzi's on record as saying Dantonio wanted to run a scheme just like he ran at OSU, with big corners and the like. Narduzzi insisted they run his aggressive press scheme because he couldn't get the personnel they had at Ohio State. By implication that says the Sparty scheme was the brainchild of Narduzzi. They're not going to suck overnight, but a combination of losing his expertise on that scheme, replacing him with coaches who aren't quite as good, and the changes they'll be forced to make given how spread teams exposed them last year, could lead to some degradation in their performance. I think that's what people mean when they talk about losing Narduzzi, and it's a valid point