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|31 weeks 3 days ago||Good, Let's Move Forward||
I know the internets love scheme, but Tom Herman didn't out scheme anybody on Saturday. A physically superior team steamrolled a physically weaker team. Sure some scheme was in place to keep the defense honest, but at the end of the day that was the much derided MANBALL right down Michigan's throat. Al Borges didn't out scheme anybody, the run blocking was good enough to keep Ohio honest and Gardner and the receiving corp did a fantastic job of beating people. I don't think Al pressed X Y and R1 at the same time to make Funchess vault some dude. Players make plays.
Michigan wants to win championships, looking at a list of past NCAA champions and I'm struggling to find the team the schemed it's way to the top. I see a lot of transcendant talent that won championships. At the ultimate level, becoming national champion, college football is honest offense against honest deffence, stronger more talented team wins. Bottom line, this staff has demonstrated the ability to attract the type of talent that at least gives you the chance to be elite and that is all that really matters. This year's team just did not have the talent or experience to be elite. Every college football fan has turned into Veruca Salt with a "I want it now" attitude. It's time to grow up and realize life comes in fits and starts This is not a video game, you can't play a season over the weekend. Building a championship team takes time, laying a foundation is hard work, but you have to be blind to not see it is coming into place. Can't wait for the bowl game, one more time to cheer for Team 134.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Weird that Breslin Center at||
Weird that Breslin Center at MSU is not part of this. But it is really shocking that The James at Ohio is not a member. Wonder what the story is there?
|1 year 5 weeks ago||touche||
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Until Stroh's is one again brewed from the cool||
Until Stroh's is one again brewed from the cool crisp waters of the Detroit River, I'm done with the American Adjuncts
|1 year 5 weeks ago||add more||
add more sauce
|1 year 5 weeks ago||yeah, you could taste some beer and some real wine||
yeah, you could taste some beer and some real wine :)
|1 year 5 weeks ago||fills up||
fills up notebook
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Russian river, Anchor, Stone, Firestone, Kern||
Russian river, Anchor, Stone, Firestone, Kern River, 21st Amendment.. some of my favorites
|1 year 5 weeks ago||nice.. will be warm tomorrow so some Belgians will||
nice.. will be warm tomorrow so some Belgians will be refreshing.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||if the bell's guys are hiding something special..||
if the bell's guys are hiding something special.. what should I ask about
|1 year 5 weeks ago||supposedly everything is made fresh just for the||
supposedly everything is made fresh just for the fest. since all the brewers are there, everyone wants to show their best
|1 year 5 weeks ago||never really heard of them, feel like Minn should||
never really heard of them, feel like Minn should have some solid brewers so really excited about it
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Thanks||
3 Floyd's and Bell's are like sasquatch legends out here cause we never get to taste them. I'm hoping what they are pouring are good examples
|1 year 45 weeks ago||I feel you!||
I'm about 200 miles north of you in Paso Robles. My substandard Euchre skills get used once a year during summer vacations in Lexington. Sure the weather's nice out here, but no Bells distribution, no Euchre, and constant media reminders about how rad USC is...
|1 year 45 weeks ago||You would stab me as your partner||
I can't help myself, sometimes I just gotta hold that bower bro!
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Delonte||
Any word on why Delonte Hollowell get's no mentions when talking about secondary? He seemed to make enough of an impact in practice last year to burn his red shirt. Played decently against Nebraska and made a huge play in the Sugar Bowl. I was expecting him to be at least the third corner if not pushing for the 2nd spot. Then this spring has been crickets. Anyone have insight?
|2 years 32 weeks ago||SRSLY!||
The front 7 consists of 5 dudes with 5-Stars. Only GERG could turn that cupboard bare.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||I wish my boss had this type||
I wish my boss had this type of reaction to writing a letter.
"Don't look at my department, we've been busting our asses all month. We had to write and send that one letter. Had to stamp and address the evelope too!"
|3 years 9 weeks ago||The BCS Hates Freedom||
The BCS hates freedom, and it seems the age of reckognin is upon the worlds freedom haters.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||True||
But after dealing with 50 replies arguing if the Dude had crashed the plane into the god damn mountain or not, I was just happy to tally anything.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Srsly||
Yeah I skipped the pressure on Swanson cause I knew he might snap under the pressure. But big Nate needs that fire under his ass you know.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||What's tough to get here?||
I just want people to predict who they think will make "the leap" next year. It's Feb and a fun and simple exercise.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||Thanks Man||
I hope I get more than ten people willing to do this.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Awesome||
I'd love for a more video talented member to make a reel of Carvin's tackles. He and Cam both had a nasty mentality to me when making hits. Sadly Cam would bounce off or fall down due to poor technique. I forget exaclty which game it was, but I rember Carvin getting credit for a sack because his hit blew the quarteback behind the LOS. He also had that get up quick and swagger about him after hits that showed how much he wants to hit. That to me was one of the biggest elements missing in our defense. That desire to blow people up. Carvin's got it, and thanks for the data to back it up. Dude was an undersized true freshman. He's gonna be a true beast.
On a side note, I love how someone can post some previously discussed pointless topic on the board with a grammatical error and get 40 responses in 10 minutes. This dude spent hours and hours putting together something actually useful and has 4 comments hours later. Wow.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Observation For Stat Type||
The people who seem to doubt that Denard can, you know, be an actual QB, claim he could only hit bubble screens and shorts to the flat. Yet if you look his stats for big 10 play only, he led the league in yards/attempt at 9.3. I have always been led to belive that yards/att directly relates to generally how far downfield most attempts are. This makes me think we was actually hitting people downfield. I can't find YAC adjustment stats for college, which would settle the argument. But just wanted to get feedback on my understanding of yards/att.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Best West Coast QB||
In my opinion, the best west coast QB of all time, Steve Young, was just a tad over 6' and was not as great a passer as Joe Montana was. But he was able to make the 5-15 yard passes, and his scrambling/running ability was what truly made that early 90's 49ers offense the best in the league. He would generally take off 4-8 times a game. If Al Borges can work with Denard on picking his spots to scramble, design some roll outs where he can choose run or pass, I think Denard can be extremely dangerous in the West Coast. Remember, it is the THREAT of running not just his actual running that makes him such a dificult QB to defend. But above all, Denard has the one trait that is most important for all great QBs. His improvement from freshman to sophmore could only be accomplished by someone who has that elite internal drive the pushes one improve. He's got that.
Also if he no longer has to worry about making reads on every single run play as well as pass plays, it seems to me that the West Coast may be a bit simpler for him to run. Is that crazy talk? I mean, in the RR offense, Denard had to learn and make the proper read on every single play. In a pro-style, he can just hand the ball off roughly 50% of the time. Wouldn't that allow him to concentrate more on pass reading during practice, thus allowing him to develop even more as a passer?
|3 years 30 weeks ago||Agreed||
|3 years 30 weeks ago||Agreed||
I think that is the obvious next step. I might put together a look at the lineman at Wisc and MSU and see what it looks like. My guess is start big, get bigger.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||Dang It||
I keep having to move him on my spreadsheet!!!
|3 years 30 weeks ago||Roger That||
Duely Noted. Much appreciated