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|2 days 3 hours ago||Offense has gotten much||
Offense has gotten much better over the past 20 years so direct comparisons to Henson are probably unrealistic.
|3 weeks 1 min ago||Running backs were good to||
Running backs were good to very good, as the grades indicate.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Fisch was a college guy||
Fisch was a college guy first, and M has a weird system where they have 3 Co-OC types.
|5 weeks 2 hours ago||noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo||
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Yep. The time commitment for||
Yep. The time commitment for it was way out whack for the rewards, and putting it together became a total drag.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||pretty sure it's just||
pretty sure it's just broadcast.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||As the previous commenter||
As the previous commenter mentioned, their scale is lower than mine. To hit that number on 8 carries is impressive. After the Citrus Bowl last year PFF called Smith's performance "ridiculous"...
...after he got a +2.4 on 25 carries.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||uh, I'm with them. "Yeah, the||
uh, I'm with them.
"Yeah, the throwing motion is a bit odd. It gives up a couple of inches of height, but Speight has that to spare, and I think it's out pretty quick. The Chesson slant above is out in nine frames; the post is out in ten. The Perry TD to finish that drive was also ten. I went back and checked several Rudock throws from the Citrus Bowl and usually had him around 11 or 12. If the ball's out fast and accurately Speight can do whatever wonky thing he wants."
|7 weeks 3 hours ago||They have a media package||
They have a media package that we bought.
|7 weeks 5 hours ago||yes||
|7 weeks 5 days ago||As a couple commenters||
As a couple commenters pointed out this comparison is
Wilton Speight >> early Rudock
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Railing against Jim Delany||
Railing against Jim Delany for adding Rutgers is not railing against cable companies. And how do you think this site works? We charge nothing. Ads are how we support it.
"Free money" in the middle of a week I'm writing literally 50k words. You're an ass.
|8 weeks 3 hours ago||Nailed it. Bolden frequently||
Nailed it. Bolden frequently tried to go upfield of blocks and it never worked for him.
|8 weeks 8 hours ago||fixed, sorry about that||
fixed, sorry about that
|8 weeks 4 days ago||thanks man||
|8 weeks 4 days ago||yeah, he's legit||
yeah, he's legit
|8 weeks 5 days ago||These are men who have||
These are men who have urinary tract infections on their faces. Hard pass.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||http://mgoblog.com/category/t|
|11 weeks 3 days ago||I'm not sure how the Hawkins||
I'm not sure how the Hawkins news affects things but if he still counts because he signed Michigan took 21 players they didn't backdate and can sign up to 29 this year. If Hawkins frees another one up, 30. Michigan can still bring in more kids but some have to "blueshirt," which means they don't sign or have other indicators of a recruitment--like an official visit--but get a scholarship as soon as they show up.
Big Ten limit is actual scholarships +3 to prevent huge oversigning. Does not apply.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Two.||
|12 weeks 2 days ago||I think that might be their||
I think that might be their own formula.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||uh... you might be right||
uh... you might be right about that, actually. Good catch.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Spath is so good at this. The||
Spath is so good at this. The Wolverine tried to replicate it without him this year and got a bunch of platitudes you could put a name next to and nobody would care about.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||fixed||
|13 weeks 2 days ago||This is a truly impressive||
This is a truly impressive amoungt of wrongness in two comments. Your "pile" of evidence:
Harbaugh considers Smith an entrenched starter and has nothing but glowing priase for him.
Entrenched starter, yes. He's a senior. He said even more positive things about Isaac. It is also talk.
Nobody has produced better than Smith in meaningful situations, including several 5-star recruits (Isaac, Green, even Peppers. Compare Isaac's production at USC with his production against any Top 100 defense while at UM.)
Absurd to cite Green in any situation other than incredibly overrated players. Meanwhile Drake Johnson rushed for 5 YPC to Smith's 4.2 last year. Houma was 4.4. Isaac 6.8. Peppers 4.0. Collectively, those guys combine to average 5.0 YPC on barely fewer carries than Smith got.
Advanced stats indicate it's the OL that is to blame for the run game struggles (not the RBs).
"Advanced stats" in these categories are nothing more than handwaving attempts to turn play by play into something meaningful. They're better than nothing, but far worse than evaluations that actually grade individual plays.
The NFL still has little interest in Michigan's 3 returning senior starters on the OL. When was that ever true of guys with this many starts under their belts?
That's yet to be determined; Glasgow was not on the radar at this time and was a third round pick. Meanwhile Cole graded as one of the best run blockers in the country last year. The other guys weren't great but they were mostly okay. Many solid college OL don't get drafted high. Last year's line was okay, not great.
True freshman OL have played, every year. Position changes have happened, every offseason. Michigan's recent OL personnel is high turnover, low talent, and learning-as-they-go.
There were no freshmen on last year's line; position switching is going to happen every year on most teams.
Multiple RBs floundered behind Brady Hoke OLs and went on to look quite good on other teams. [Wheatley didn't fix this, indicating the always-dubious Fred Jackson theory was bunk. The OL is the simpler answer.]
I thought there was nothing to fix? If Smith's vision is awesome and it's all the OL's fault then the Fred Jackson thing holds water.
Believe PFF, Harbaugh, and logic. For a board that likes to cite Occam's razor you'd think Smith-doubting would be behind us.
I know you like to think you're a contrarian genius but your aguments are almost always in this vein of nebulous handwaving at people who actually do the work.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||He was playing w/ outside||
He was playing w/ outside leverage to prevent big plays. 7on7 is three downs to get 20 yards so giving up some slants is good for the D.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||at least we know Todd||
at least we know Todd McShay's MGoUsername now
|14 weeks 5 days ago||you're welcome to name one||
you're welcome to name one
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Thankfully I waited for||
Thankfully I waited for definitive word before starting one for him.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||They do, and then they have||
They do, and then they have four years to play. Basically an enforced redshirt. Stephen Threet did it when he went from GT to M.