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|1 week 4 hours ago||Both of the passes to Manley||
Both of the passes to Manley and Duzey look drastically underthrown because there was no one behind them and passes thrown a couple steps farther could have resulted in touchdowns.
I think they failed to adjust because both were expecting longer passes and couldn't come back to them. KMM is Iowa's all-time leader in receptions and Duzey is projected to be one of the first tight ends drafted last year. They are both really good players.
In the Dudeck example, he adjusted because appeared pretty clear they were targeting the pylon and the ball was placed exactly where it should have been.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||1370 If you look you also||
If you look you also see that Clark lowers his head and plants his helmet into Braxton above the wings first. Swatting at the ball also doesn't prevent a solid tackle when the ball is held high and away from the body like unsuspecting QBs do.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||1364 There is a pretty||
There is a pretty clear trend there, and 26th is kinda middle of the road for an opponent-adjusted metric like FEI.
The results you have there suggest that Michigan's defense went from above average/good to mediocre during Mattison's time.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||1352 Its difficult to||
Its difficult to have a discussion with such and ill-defined term as "bad", so here is how I would put it:
the demotion and anemic pass rush numbers during Mattison's time (especially with talent that graded out well with the NFL) are clear indicators that Mattison wasn't good enough.
I'm not arguing that this play is a sign of bad coaching, just that Mattison is definitely not above reproach. Most aspects of the defense were very reliable, but Mattison bounced quite a bit between schemes and player positions, and in some aspects the players on the field just didn't perform up to par.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||1346 He did lower his||
He did lower his head a bit and missed a ball that was served up to him on a platter, so I wouldn't say it was a great fundamental play. I think he kinda went for a kill shot when he could have stayed a little more composed and may a play for the ball.
Wouldn't agree that it is a sign by itself of bad coaching. Just a young player missing an opportunity in the heat of the moment. That happens.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Not to take a side either way in this||
But Harbaugh did demote Mattison in favor of a DC with less experience, and I'm pretty sure Durkin will be handling the BUCK/rush end positional duties that Frank Clark would fall into in the new scheme.
I consider Mattison's continued presence on this staff as a matter of Mattison's desire to stay in the area more than an endorsement by Harbaugh.
|10 weeks 8 hours ago||Taking your clues on ethical||
Taking your clues on ethical treatment of amateur athletes from the NCAA, are ya?
|10 weeks 8 hours ago||That isn't even a valid||
That isn't even a valid rationalization given in all four occasions he didn't contact or respond to the recruit regarding his scholarship status.
If your scenario was the case, the staff would have had to inform the kid that they were no longer wanted, rather than ignoring them until they went away.
He basically just fixed the glitch.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||426 Not many. In the||
Not many. In the games Michigan lost, it was established early and often that the offense was not going to do much to win the game.
Being overly aggressive in the passing game was also absolutely not the problem.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||I 491 I did some digging||
I did some digging on that time because I was bored and because I didn't believe he was that fast after watching the tape.
That time was posted in the Randolph County Meet. All 8 runners posted their best times on the season in the sprint. Most posted their best career time in that sprint. And the majority posted their best career time by over a quarter of a second in that sprint.
Are we sure those timers were perfectly accurate?
|19 weeks 4 days ago||If your point is that Beilein||
If your point is that Beilein will take one in three of his 3* big men recruits and turn them into valuable role players, I will certainly grant that.
However, the Beilein magic we generally are referring to means taking a high 3* or low 4* and making them B1G player of the year candidates.
No big man Beilein has coached at Michigan has taken the career arc of Trey Burke, Nik Stauskas, Tim Hardaway, Darius Morris, or Caris Levert. Not even close.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Cronin didn't look like he||
Cronin didn't look like he was set to blow up, and Donnal barely saw the floor. But Doyle is looking like a quality player.
Anyways, out of the other players there, you have one that turned into a decent player, and the "poster child for Beileining" didn't even make All B1G honorable mention. Morgan was a great "glue" guy who directed the defense very well, but he never rose above "competent".
|19 weeks 4 days ago||3* magic doesn't extend to big men, apparently||
|22 weeks 6 days ago||It is really hard for me to||
It is really hard for me to believe that the toe injury was that hindering to the guy running down an all-conference safety in that gif, or that it had much of anything to do with his dropsies. I also wonder if his catch percentage had much more to do with the complete abandonment of downfield passing (Gardner's completion percentage increased and YPA cratered last year).
Funchess may or may not excel in the pros, but his departure was met with a chorus of "meh" because he had problem maintaining any consistency of focus and effort that was indicative of the team as a whole.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||451 Who said anything||
Who said anything about a kid getting criticized? Point to me where Brian actually criticized the kids idea.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||372 To those of you||
To those of you criticizing Brian for giving out the guy's Twitter how else would you recommend he fight this?
The way Ace did, by explaining - with humor and class - why it is a terrible idea?
|28 weeks 6 days ago||333 And Ace's post is a||
And Ace's post is a fantastic contrast, showing how to react to a dumb idea without being a colossal asshole.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||322 If you Adam Weiss was||
If you Adam Weiss was your son and your reaction to Brian's post would be to tell him that is just people reacting to his dumb idea, I'd say you are a shit parent.
As it is, you are probably just full of shit.
I like this blogs general opinion that blowing up a high school senior's twitter over a college choice makes one a scumbag, but directing a large readership towards a college sophomore's twitter is fair game.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||Well, you are missing: 1)||
Well, you are missing:
1) Stupid ideas and stupid photos on twitter do not make college sophomores "jackoffs".
2) The kid has already had to take down his twitter feed.
If Devin Funchess caught this sort of treatment for his "Wins are just a statistic" statement, Brian would have a hissy fit.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||Well fuck me, here I always||
Well fuck me, here I always thought making jokes at another's expense, especially of a threatening nature from a position of power were a common bullying tactic.
I hope if your kid ever comes home from school and tells you a kid in a higher grade was making fun of him/her, you inform him that the kid wasn't a bully, he was just joking.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Sophomore Tim Hardaway >||
Sophomore Tim Hardaway > Sophomore Zak Irvin.
Higher PER, Higher TS%, Higher Reb%, much higher AST%.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||This year's B1G is not nearly||
This year's B1G is not nearly the resume booster as last year's, and I have serious doubts whether a 19-13 team makes the tournament from the B1G.
Regardless, I don't see a remotely likely path to six additional wins in the next 11 games.
|33 weeks 5 hours ago||Drevno's not overqualified.||
Drevno's not overqualified. He has never been in a coordinator spot before, and being a coordinator and an OL coach seems like a big job, even with Harbaugh taking a big role in the offense.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||Do you really think Wheatley||
Do you really think Wheatley and Morton are probable to come in as positional coaches, considering they were positional coaches in the NFL this past season? Both would seem to be taking a step backwards on the career arc, Wheatley especially, as Drevno would be be certainly coordinating the run game.
I could still see the possibility of Morton coming on with the title of "passing game coordinator" but I'm thinking Wheatley may have stopped being at all likely once Drevno was hired.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||He didn't really report a lot||
He didn't really report a lot of details, and what he did could have easily come from the pay sites.
Wasn't he also one of the guys who completely airballed the contract figures as well?
|35 weeks 1 day ago||From my reading, that "Of||
From my reading, that "Of course" is Rapaport implying the Raiders are being a bit ridiculous in claiming to still be pursuing Harbaugh. And I don't think Rapaport will ever be following Chris Balas for his reporting.
I don't really get what is wrong with this.
|35 weeks 1 day ago||Well, one of the guys that||
Well, one of the guys that caught the most hell, Rapaport, reported early on that Ross wasn't looking to make a change at Miami and wanted Harbaugh at Michigan. He also reported early on that Chicago was a tight-ass organization and probably wouldn't spend for Harbaugh. He also reported that Arthur Blank had an affinity for Rex Ryan but not so much for Harbaugh.
So the national rumor mill had pretty much come to the conclusion that NY and the Raiders were the only possible landing spots, and both of those organizations are talent-depleted and have a track record for mistreating coaches.
Put simply, there weren't really any good available jobs. The big error the national guys made was becoming convinced Harbaugh wanted to stay in the NFL enough to take a crap job. Even Charles Woodson said at the time that it sounded like a 1 in a million chance, because that is what everyone in and around the league thought.
|35 weeks 1 day ago||At what point do you think||
At what point do you think they made shit up. Some of the guys reporting about what Michigan was doing were complete shit - FootballScoop and that Brandt guy come to mind.
However, everyone - including Charles Woodson - who knew Harbaugh professionally thought that he preferred the pro game and wanted to stay there. You can hardly blame some of these reporters who were simply passing along the overwhelming sentiment amongst Harbaugh associates around the professional ranks.
Is it really hard to believe, given that no successful professional coach has gone from an NFL team to a college team and that Harbaugh went to the NFL the last time MIchigan was looking for a head coach, that maybe Hackett brought enough money, control, and support to change Harbaugh's mind 180?
And the "No good positions were available" isn't really made up. The rumor mill suggests that the Jets, who aren't exactly treating Rex Ryan well right now, and the Raiders, who are a tire fire, are the only likely landing spots for Harbaugh.
|39 weeks 8 hours ago||Brian, When you say||
When you say this:
"Michigan has decided that they should use Hackett for a transitional period specifically because football has a hiring season and they don't want to throw a guy in right now and expect him to get the thing right."
It doesn't make sense to me.
How does "Hire a retired CEO with no AD experience at the beginning of November and ask him to hire a coach in December" not the same as "throw a guy in right now and expect him to get the thing right?"
Wouldn't Long or Bates already be largely ahead of Hackett in the decision making process, even if they hired him in two weeks?
|39 weeks 2 days ago||And LSU has more talent than||
And LSU has more talent than anyone in the SEC not named Alabama.
To me Les Miles looks like this: