|17 hours 23 min ago||Read the diary||
about 2017 OL...it's very good.
|2 days 10 hours ago||That's a good idea.||
Bomani Jones does this where he picks three people he previously blocked on Twitter and they get to plead their case to get unblocked. Next Week's Obsession?
|4 days 17 hours ago||Bama OL||
caveats apply though. Not sure there's a D1 back in America that couldn't get 1000 yards behind their OL.
|4 days 18 hours ago||IIRC||
He went to a camp after he committed and that's when his drops became an issue. He also was a speed rusher at times in high school and without his speed and length, if he could add good weight he would've been a force.
|1 week 12 hours ago||I just figured||
since I was black...and younger than the Rod Stewart generation...I would just let it slide by!
|1 week 20 hours ago||True but misleading.||
They are a multi billion dollar company. losing a hundred million (a bit exaggerated IMO) isn't spelling doom.
|1 week 20 hours ago||I agree||
Too many ppl are caught up looking at Fournette and Cook and if you aren't on that level you're just OK. Dont discount Harbaugh, Drevno, Wheatley effect on draft status as well.
|1 week 3 days ago||O'Korn||
had a year and a half of starts under his belt, and was a higher ranked recruit than Speight. It's not that absurd. Crawford also saw the field quite a bit mroe than Moe Ways and Harris. Just sayin, there's no exact science to this.
|1 week 3 days ago||I agree that it's||
absurd to hate on Speight. I thought he played well considering everything this past year. It isn't unreasonable to think that he might NOT be the best qb on the roster. Denard earned his spot from Tate by outworking him. I also think it's reasonable that Harbaugh isn't going to hand it to Speight simply because he was top third in the conference this year.
|1 week 3 days ago||He played quite a bit last night.||
You weren't looking for him then.
|1 week 3 days ago||That's a stretch...||
the only reason i watch Bama games are to see him play. He played quite a bit last night. he gets great push and moves well. But he's playing behind the #1 or 2 pick in the draft this year. He's already listed as a top 15 DL if he were to go out this year. He's not a great fit for their system, and was told he'd be a standup DE in their system, instead he's being pushed to the DL. For his snaps, he's played well, and his strength is still unquestioned. He's also putting up over 50 reps at 225. He'll be just fine.
|1 week 3 days ago||That's how you beat Bama.||
That hasn't changed. Their defense is the epitome of a good pass rush makes your back 7 look better. If you can hold them off, while they are good, they aren't superbly better than most good backfields. A good qb, with a littel bit of time can find plenty of holes in the defensive secondary. Look at how poorly their corners use technique in the NFL.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I can't||
imagine Kentucky and Mizzou fans are thrilled either. Couldnt imagine them cheating to the bottom.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||If I were||
a Bucks fan, as soon as I was done scrubbing toilets at work, I wouldn't be thrilled. I think JT has hit his ceiling though and I'd hope Urban encourages him to go the route of Braxton Miller ...for his NFL career of course.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Derron||
Montgomery just got hired at Abilene Christian for a gig.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I think many people||
will look at Urban's offense and see how it stalled at key points this year, despite the talent they have. Wilson will probably help Meyer add more passing elements to his offense so JT can short arm higher percetange passes.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Money...||
People would watch...imagine a Houston v WMU matchup? Not every year would have a great matchup, but I would watch that game. Why should they be ok with never having a chance to win a title?
Plus there would be plenty of cash for those schools as they already have interested TV partners.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||It's as||
personal or impersonal as you want it to be. But instead of playing with your friends...now you play with people from different places, cultures, and age groups.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Depends on||
what system he's in. Picture him as a Troy Palomalo type...and the Cards have a safety-sized player at LB as well. I wonder though, because I wonder what he really could improve on. I think we all know he's not an exceptional cover guy, so I doubt that would improve very much. He has the speed and ability to diagnose plays to play deep safety...or you could put him in the box as run support and covering TE's. I think most GM's are willing to take a chance and figure it out...like FSU's OC said, he allows you to play in a permanent nickel in a league where most snaps are 3 WR or more.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I don't know if this is a good or||
bad argument. Yes, they all got drafted, but you can argue that any of them are busts, although Henry is only in year 1. ALL have massively underperformed. I would also check to see how many carries they had going into the draft. The number of carries could be the reason they under perform which i think is the point he was getting at.
It is a very impressive list of college running backs though. You are correct.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||and I think one of those was||
a defensive touchdown, the other a shot drive or a short field.
They didn't fare too well the season before either.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Will||
Anyone think of the kids?
|4 weeks 3 days ago||But if you play online||
with people from around the world..it's still personal interaction. Just a much larger pool of people.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||IGN had their employees play Paranormal Activity||
Absolutely hilarious. Looking forward to Ace Combat 7. Don't have one, but will be monitoring reviews for the next 6 months or so. I'll be playing football would be awesome on it.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||This is awesome||
as usual. Thanks for the hard work Seth!
|4 weeks 3 days ago||It's a Wonderful Life||
Mom loves it, I saw it every year growing up. Now it doesn't feel like Christmas if I haven't seen it.
|5 weeks 12 hours ago||been getting this||
all day too
|5 weeks 17 hours ago||What about||
who wins the "toughness" battle? Or who wins in hitting? Those have to count for something right?
|5 weeks 19 hours ago||I would say||
that this is more exciting than commitapalooza because there is suspense and anticipation involved. 7 more points this season and it would've been a perfect year!
|5 weeks 1 day ago||The Ambry Thomas||
thread was good as well...and KJ Hamler (he was too small, they already have players at that positions)
|5 weeks 2 days ago||recruits don't consume as much as you think||
many hardly watch college games, or root for any teams. They have very little interest outside of their world. Practice and school all week, game friday, visits saturday, rest/film study sunday. Outside of their social media, I doubt they interact much. Of the 7 or 8 current D1 players I know, none watched ANY cfb games on tv, much less read the local papers.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Depends on what's on the video...||
Kid from Stanford did the same thing with no video, but witnesses...and got no prison time.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||LSA||
IS EARNING HIS MONEY TODAY....
|5 weeks 4 days ago||this...^^^^^||
|5 weeks 4 days ago||It's also possible||
that given teh state of their wr's this year, they are going all out for anyone they think can help. Regardless of how slim the odds, you can't NOT go see a top 10 player right around the corner at a position of severe need.
|6 weeks 19 hours ago||That's 1700 yards||
and 12-15 tds with more than half the games being in garbage time.
|6 weeks 19 hours ago||Agree about the OL||
I mean the rest of your points are good too, but the OL play will determine how good this team is.
There will be a step back on defense to very good from nearly great which is to be expected.
This year the defense won games, I think next year the offense will be able to win games. QB play is 2nd most important to OL play. Pass blocking was not bad this year.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I||
don't get why so many people care. Care to guess how many players don't get to go to bowl games? What is the exact benefit of allowing this? Would you prefer to have college as some sort of free agency, where each year players can transfer if they don't get enough PT?
And let's say he can go to the bowl game...well what about the conf championship game? He didn't earn that as well by being a "tackling dummy" during his free education?
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Agree...||
playing professionally isn't a right. No one has to ensure that your path to doing so is "fair" either
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Can you say that for sure?||
How do you know that athletes who participate in other sports aren't better at leaping? Do you remember Antonio Mcdyess? Who had nearly a 50 inch vertical at 6'9 and nearly 250 lbs? It's hard to say definitely that the best dunker or jumper are a certain race just because they are the ones that do it on the bigegst stage. Training can level the playing field. Every pro basketball player can tell you someone they played with that was better than them that never made it.
And to your statement that black people dominate the dunk contest because they are dominate the league...why is that? Because they are inferior athletically?
Socioeconomic status only plays into athletics inasmuch as poorer families are statistically more likely to let their kids play football..and also kids from lower income families see it as an only option, be it a college degree or professional career.
Race is a social construct, but the fact that society contrued to have 1 particular race perform as labor and an industry relying on them being stronger and bigger, then it absolutely blurs the lines between race and genetics. When "survival of the fittest" is left to man's own devices instead of evolution, you get more athletic people.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||No,||
but that's all the science I need!
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I think the reasoning behind||
I think the reasoning behind his could be that slaves were bred to be bigger, stronger, faster. Leading up to the civil war, breeding and selling slave labor was becoming a larger part of the Southern economic plan. 150 years later I'd be interested to see if there is any scientific data to back up African Americans being more athletic now.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I liked||
Seattle Seahawks a couple years ago, putting 2 punt returners back, and one as a decoy who pretended to go after a high punt.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||But...||
"he's so overrated...and he's just ok at everything and not great at anything...and he only has 1 interception...and ALL the NFL scouts are wrong suggesting he's a first round pick...and he doesn't deserve the attention he gets...and he wouldn't even start at OSU or Bama..."
All I've been reading this week...but I have a feeling winning a bunch of awards and being a 1st round pick won't make these people smarter.
|7 weeks 19 hours ago||Thats 4 in the 20(?)||
years he's been coaching?
|7 weeks 1 day ago||He's not||
on Brian's lis though...
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Friend's son plays OL for OSU||
He said in week 5 that our Speight wasn't good enough to beat the Buckeyes and they would roll. I think it was more confidence in their D, than M's offense. No reply though when I mentioned officiating throughout the game (not just the spot) and that Price was a turnstile.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||More likely||
i dont think bowl games tend to have rematches from previous games in season or previous bowl matchups. Playing a bad FSU team in florida is not a great bowl game. Would rather play Washington, USC, or Oklahoma.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||easily.||
Eye test wont support PSU over M especially after the game that was played this weekend. No one in the country thinks Penn State is better than M, regardless of conf title. they have a bad loss to Pitt and got smoked by M.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||The knock||
on Washington is SOS. M still has 3 top 10 wins, including a potential PAC12 champion. M's 3rd best win will be Washington's first by a mile if they even win.
It could hurt them is all I'm saying.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I'm not so sure...||
The defense will be good...at the very least Boston College under Don Brown good...with slightly better athletes instead of hugely better athletes.
And a 2nd year starter Speight? If he improves on a 2400 yard season and 17/6 ratio...qb play alone could lead this team to an extra couple wins.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Same here...||
because who wants to watch Alabama vs whoever #8 is? Or OSU vs #6? i think 5 and/or 6 might be good, but 7 and 8 are almost certainly not deserving. The Game this year wouldn't have been nearly as interesting if both teams were making the playoffs regardless of the outcome.
I do agree, best 4 teams get in. Not conference champs necessarily because wacky things happen.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I second||
this. a day after a deflating loss, on a team blog...i think you're smarter than the sum of your comments. Hang out on 11 Warriors and proclaim yourself the "reasonable wolverine"
|9 weeks 14 hours ago||I wonder about this though...||
I don't think his tackling is spectacular either. Yes, he gets the ball carrier down, but he doesn't consistently wrap up. His coverage against wr's leaves a little to be desired, but in the NFL that's about consistent with most safeties. And he certainly wouldn't be a liability against a rb or tight end in coverage.
|9 weeks 17 hours ago||As a Colts fan||
would you go OL all day every day, or try to strengthen the defense first?
Side-note: I think De'veon Smith (in later rounds) would be solid for a team like the Colts or Packers, who need anyone who can stand in the way of a rusher...or a strong breeze.
|9 weeks 17 hours ago||thanks||
as well. Fixed
|9 weeks 17 hours ago||thanks,||
|9 weeks 17 hours ago||I am thinking so too...||
2 years of Harbaugh's coaching, even as a back-up, you have to believe he's still pretty good.
|9 weeks 17 hours ago||still...||
|9 weeks 17 hours ago||Question for Coaches...||
I know the defense line usually plays gaps to control the run game. But it seems so much more effective to go 1v1 (as Seth mentioned Indiana does) and keep the linebackers clear to hit/pursue. What's the percentage you would do 1 vs the other? It seems to be a much more effective way to control the run if your blockers are occupied by DL. When I watch Alabama for example, I know they play gaps, but they occupy ALL 5 OL (sometimes with slight holds) with just their front 4 keeping their lb's almost always clear.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||you should||
go see a football game while you're there.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||not for sale||
i asked M Equipment & Mden on Twitter about gloves, cleats, and customizable womens jersey. none are available. Adidas never had any of the three available either.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Sit as far away from the student section as possible.||
also...sit behind the visitor bench. The visiting fan section is in the right front corner of in the closed end...if you're standing in the end zone, with the student section at your back, right front. I think sections 6, 10, 12 ish. When I was last there, that's where the M fans were. Also be careful leaving. Students are rowdy.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||they had a better||
team last year and barely scored vs MSU. Their offense is much more one dimensional this year, and the M defense is much better than MSU's last year. It's not a foregone conclusion that they'll score very many points.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||I'd be delighted||
to face a team that relies so heavily on the pass. The teams that scare me are the teams with an intricate and well developed run game.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Is that chalk?||
I dont think chalk has Wisky winning the conference.
OSu is probably out unless Penn State loses again.
And LSU is in the low 20's...they won't be in the Sugar bowl.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||not so sure...||
OSU has been better recently but Penn State still has a huge following, travels just as well, and gets plenty of eyeballs.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||completely agree||
It's absurd. "best team" is so subjective. It should start with undefeated P5 conference champs, then all other P5 champs, then 1 loss ccg runner ups. That should be more than enough. 2 losses in most years should eliminate teams from the playoffs, barring a wild conf champ.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||There is no way||
the committee puts in an OSU team that that didn't win its division over a PSU team that won the conference AND won the head to head.
1 loss conf champ Washington might get in over Louisville as well.
Oklahoma could get in over Louisville if they win the big 12 and chaos ensues.
The likelihood of another chaos weekend is slim. Probably chalk the rest of the way in the SEC and ACC. I still like Michigan to win the conference, so there's 3 spots.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||If PSU||
wins the conf title, and they have a head to head win over osu, they'll absolutely get in over the bucks.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||he's||
very devoted to the site.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Read||
this as Harbaugh rewarding good work with the chance to do more work!
|10 weeks 2 days ago||USC seems||
to have gotten it together and they have the athletes to compete.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Is he better or worse than||
Devin Bush Jr? They're about the same size right?
|10 weeks 3 days ago||sure it does...||
when you take 5 star recruits and 1st round draft picks? And they are out of the league. Saban sells the NFL dream. A cursory glance will say hey these guys made it. A deeper look by a student evaluating colleges will reveal why a Trent Richardson didn't succeed in the NFL after being a top 5 pick. He had the best line, the best defense, and too many miles on him. He never had to learn new things to succeed. Same with their qb's. Easy to win with a clean pocket and 5 star receivers...and never leaving the warm weather. But how will you perform on the road in December in Green Bay and a ferocious pass rush? Alabama doesn't prepare them for that.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Tweet||
|10 weeks 3 days ago||They don't produce talent...||
as much as they HAVE talent. Compared to their recruiting they have underdeveloped defensive backs and quarterbacks to an almost criminal level. Running backs seem to underperform when they don't have the biggest players on the field blocking for them. And the lbs have difficulty when the best DL in cfb isn't keeping them free and clear.
They do Amari Cooper and Julio Jones (depsite being underused in college) so there's that...
|10 weeks 3 days ago||When I was||
24, I was dating a girl at Randolph Macon, and would scrimmage against the girls team at the end of their practices. I've also played 7 on 7 with various flag football teams against high school teams skill guys. But with the NCAA being so restrictive, I applaud Saban for finding the loophole.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||I don't mind Danny||
and he came out and told everyone to stop saying the Bama LSU game was NOT "great football" just cause they are in the SEC.
Also Trevor Matich called out the committee saying that Bama has a terrible SOS and hadn't beaten anyone. Then he walked it back once Finebaums callers started tweeting him.
|11 weeks 12 hours ago||Is it just me||
or were St Juste's highlights produced by the BTN crew?
|11 weeks 16 hours ago||Do you think Kevin Wilson will leave?||
He's a good coach, if a PAC12 job opens up? Or a school like UNC (Fedora could be on the move), or an SEC East School? Easier path to wins. He could do well in the Big 12 also.
|11 weeks 17 hours ago||I agree about||
Minny, but maybe the best they hope for is 9 wins? Maybe another Leidner (ie: NFL level QB play lol) can give them an edge.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Alabama's flaw is interesting...||
and it's usually the result of poor coverage/tackling from the secondary, which is odd considering Saban's a DB coach.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Dude...||
this is awesome. I have a full size helmet thats about 3 years old, and wanted to update it.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||can you download..||
the mgopodcast on their? or the WTKA ones?
|11 weeks 5 days ago||but their||
secondary is bad and so are the lines. Problem with recruiting on their level is that they can't afford to miss.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Check stoops, Saban,||
Check stoops, Saban, Mahlzahn, Mack brown, Carroll ...I think all won in year 2, not sure if the took over losing teams. I think Saban did though.
|12 weeks 15 hours ago||right...||
and "every game is a super bowl?" Like beating unranked Ole Miss? beating Tennessee that almost lost to App State? Beating Arkansas that was just curb stomped by Auburn?
|12 weeks 18 hours ago||Bama has d-line depth...too||
and Cristobal is a monster d-line coach. At the very least, he is AS good as Mattison, with less swag. The thing I would point out though is this...Hand is in his 3rd year and is coming off the bench, still...as a 5 star prospect. He rarely played as a frosh, has 36 tackles and 7 sacks in 2.5 years. Most of his frosh plays were in garbage time, and even then he didn't get a lot of burn. Harbaugh is doing things TOTALLY different, and kids notice. They want to play, even if they aren't the BEST defensive end in the country.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||But...||
Auburn has played Arkansas State(326 yards) and LA Monroe (251 yards). Does a top 10 defense give up over 300 yards to an FCS school?
Replace one of Michigan's P5 opponents with an FCS school like Rutgers and how much better would their defensive stats be?
|12 weeks 1 day ago||I don't know if anyone is||
assuming those things, rather pointing out how those things can contribute to having your defense on the field more, or more frequently. 2 teams running each type of offense can still have a 13 play 80 yard drive, but one takes 3 minutes and the other takes 8.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Before even reading the article...||
I would guess yes. 1st, your defense is on the field for more possessions/plays. And as evidenced by the Rich Rod years, a 3 and out in a fast paced offense puts yoru defense on the field less than 5 minutes (of real time) and 1 minute (of game time) after coming off. 3 or 4 3 and outs per game, can really take it's toll.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||damn you....||
me etiher now.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Is it?||
I think O'Connor sucks...I also think MSU receivers suck. and theri O-line sucks. no..that wasn't so hard. lol
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah, you're probably right.||
The same way they do rankings...preseason and otherwise, name recognition. Just like Michigan "struggled" with Colorado and Wisconsin, when Alabama and Ohio State "will their way to victory....we're watching these guys grow up before our very eyes" lol
|12 weeks 2 days ago||I might come out there this Saturday.||
last year I was in beautiful New Orleans for the game that will not be mentioned and watched with some awesome alumni and LSU fans.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Heathens||
by 21 pilots is another song i think is fittting for this defense.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||possibly...||
Lot of recent Heisman winners are coming off undefeated or 1 loss seasons. Manziel had 2 losses, RG3 had 3 losses, Palmer had 4 losses, but the last 3 were undefeated at the time of the award.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||well said by you and Brian...||
and people gave me shit because of my indifference.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||plus 1||
for clever title change!
|12 weeks 3 days ago||I agree||
with this. I would love to see a bit more actually written about OSU, instead of just "MurderDeathKill" I appreciate the humor, but until a week ago, NO ONE has been critical of OSU, and I suspect it's because no one has looked at them critically, just seeing wins and proclaiming them great. Would enjoy an in depth read on them, strengthsm, and weaknesses etc.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Oh ok...||
I'm in Manassas, work in Crystal City.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Last commit of the week?||
Things seem to be rolling quite well...still want to see what happens with Gay as well.
|13 weeks 14 hours ago||I was||
wondering that when I saw it too...
What part of VA are you in?
|13 weeks 16 hours ago||but do||
you care? really? Is you sharing your "care" or "sympathy" instumental in anyway? Wishing well to a message board and not his family?
|13 weeks 18 hours ago||Agree completely...||
death is terrible and all but I'm still more interested in the Rutgers Defensive UFR than anything regarding Drew Sharp.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Tradition||
Well all the big strong fast athletes are from the south (/s) all the tall athletes are from the northeast. Joking but in all seriousness, basketball has the highest percentage of major sports with athletes having elite athletes in their families. Elite athletes typically play pro and live near large cities base don their careers. Not many pro teams in Alabama, Mississippi etc.
I know a kid who is a top 30 player in 2019 in football. He has waning interest in UNC because they are a basketball school. That matters to kids. If you can go to Va Tech for example and have a raucus crowd, or UNC where you will never be more important than the basketball team....where would you go?
|13 weeks 1 day ago||was thinking the same||
thing. I'm in this odd work purgatory...with no morning UFR. And now I'm starving because I planned to eat my lunch during UFR reading.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||You win...||
i think the other should be deleted, as it's not as informative. Who has time to discern a vague topic AND click a link. You've taken the guesswork out of it sir. Thank you.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||trying this..||
this weekend. A yewar ago I was in New Orleans watching an awful football game with some great UM alumni. I love anythign with a hint of "nawlins" in it.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||so it's..||
kinda like chickens coming home to roost?
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Agree||
with this. Plus they allowed 236 yards to Wisconsin on the ground at over 5 a clip.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||I've met Greg||
Mattison and he is an unbelievably awesome guy. He's very goofy, knows Rihanna lyrics, loves Emilie Sande, and does Ray Lewis's dance quite well. He is an A+ recruiter, and watching him break down film and scheme is soemthing to behold!!
|13 weeks 3 days ago||probably||
nowhere. you can't buy the football gloves or shoes either.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||if we cant buy them...||
|13 weeks 3 days ago||keep in mind||
that Ok State will go wherever OU goes.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||It doesn't make sense to me||
either. Emotions can only carry you so far. They aren't good at football. At all. You think they lost 3 in a row and somehow are going to suddenly figure out how to play against the #1 defense in the country?
|13 weeks 4 days ago||A lot of these||
have been saying they are just going to swap UM and OSU every week because they see them as interchangeable, barring a loss of course.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Ikea||
and a few other stores that she saw along the way to Ikea.
|14 weeks 14 hours ago||What could make this interesting is...||
if he is better than what we saw against M, and if he'll be at full health vs OSU and if that will help theri offense move the ball.
|14 weeks 15 hours ago||agreed!||
hard not to wonder what could've been. Expect to see a diary topic Forgotten Blue: Charles Woodsen (because who would remember how to spell his name)
|14 weeks 15 hours ago||How about...||
Josh Ross? Undersized, but decent speed and a thumper.
|14 weeks 18 hours ago||lol||
"seems that scoring points on offense and limiting them on defense leads to success"
Maybe these advanced stats are on to something! lol
|14 weeks 3 days ago||If Michigan beats OSU||
and he has a return for a td to ice the game? It''s still a popularity contest. If he has a big game against OSU in a win, including a signature moment? I think he easily gets it. No one else in college football is going to have THAT much on the line except for Barrett. 2 vs 3 matchup for conference champs and playoff birth? If he shows up big in that game, he wins.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||I went to the MSU game||
with Denard and Company...Odoms got hurt that game. I was pissed that they lost, but I was in Schembechler right after the game and the players weren't AT ALL upset. making evening plans, joking around...gave me some perspective. I shouldn't care more than they do. I follow more closely, but am less affected by losses.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||maybe||
position changes? Harbaugh has played 4 RB's this year already, could be more if Walker and Johnson are healthy. Also we've seen 7(?) receivers so far?
It seems that instead of a redshirt year, he's having a more NFL approach which is, make your way on special teams.
plus this OL class is probably gonna be at 7. How many more do you want?
|14 weeks 4 days ago||smh...||
2 hurdles in the first clip..and I knew it was a bad idea.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||so how about||
that Indiana pass defense? Still impressed with 93 yards passing...37 of which on 1 throw? He missed wide open guys all day.
|15 weeks 12 hours ago||talent gap isnt||
as wide as you think. bottom of the roster NBA guys are about the same level or worse than the top college players. Basketball is such a streaky sport. A college team winning is very explainable, a better shooting night for example. If there was such a huge talent disparity, players wouldn't so easily transition to the pro game after 35 college games.
|15 weeks 12 hours ago||but||
Against Rutgers. that's not proof of him being the best all time passer in school history. If he can't make those throws against tougher coverage, do they struggle?
|15 weeks 14 hours ago||Ideally you||
want football to be happening during a visit. Spring football is the best time to visit from a coaches and parents perspective. The kids prefer game days because the atmosphere is usually awesome. Spring practice allows kids to see how practice goes, get a true feel for the coaches in action, and they get specialized time because there is no game prep or game during the visit. There are also kids on campus and professors are all around. Notice how many of the stories from the spring had harbaugh hanging out with the kids, walking down the street, taking pics, bbq at the big house games, as opposed to Fall/game week visits are locker room pics, and maybe 1 pic with the coach in the office or SH.
|15 weeks 14 hours ago||basketball is different though||
I think it's not absurd to think a talented college team could beat an average or bad pro team in a 1 off game.
|15 weeks 14 hours ago||This happens||
every few years. Remember when Bama was supposedly as good as a few NFL teams? And now a few players from that Bama team that were supposed to be really good flamed out of the league? Dee Milliner and Barrett Jones come to mind.
What it does make me think about though are what are OSU's weaknesses. Anytime they are mentioned, it's usually followed by swallowing or spitting...never a real critique of anything they do poorly. I've seen JT Barrett miss quite a few throws, lock on to recievers, and isn't great fitting the ball into tight spaces. As a senior, you just have to figure this is who he is, and not something he's going to get better at in 6 weeks.
|15 weeks 17 hours ago||thanks..||
|15 weeks 1 day ago||yes because||
at some point that school will have 4 and 5 star players, and if you have a relationship with the school and coaches you have an advantage. Also proximity allows the players to come to campus more often which is always a benefit. Finally throw in kids who go to MSU and aren't recruited by M...they havea chip, and chips fuel DISRESPEKT
|15 weeks 2 days ago||This is..||
spectacular! Learned a lot.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Is there any reason...||
other than "tradition" to not want a prime time game? I feel like there's a small minority of people who do NOT want Michigan football to look how it did 30 years ago.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||I was there too...||
and it was about a typical turn out for a maryland football game.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||It's coaching.||
Great coaches don't need more than 2 years. Look at how many coaches win titles in their 1st or 2nd year. Could be Harbaugh this year, Tressell won his 2nd year, Meyer at Florida I think, Saban 2nd or 3rd year, Stoops at OU. Great coaching is immediate. Hell look at Hermann at Houston, soon to be Texas.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||This doesn't||
help contain excitement. at all. for anything.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||definitely||
Texas. More money, more resources, no state income tax...Austin > Baton Rouge.
And then there's the football stuff.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Not a huge baseball fan...||
and I never understood how much true value a manager has in baseball? Can someone enlighten me on how many wins a good manager produces over an average one?
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Against||
Western Kentucky, Kent State, and Kentucky.
No point in debating whether or not USC is actually any good at all. And a good Ole Miss team.
|16 weeks 12 hours ago||they haven't||
"proven" anything. If they lose 3 games the rest of the way...maybe 4 without a kicker, which is at least a strong possibility...will you feel like beating MSu and LSu "proved" something? LSU is AWFUL this year..and MSU is ranked because of disrespekt" only. Not talent...or recruiting.
|16 weeks 14 hours ago||it will if he has to cover a tight end||
though right? Or does he only play deep? They now have a safety they CAN'T play in coverage. Butt...Bunting splitting out forcing him to cover would be free yards.
|16 weeks 15 hours ago||My point exactly||
Who are all the excellent qb prospects Saban has prepared for the NFL?
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Umm...do the have a 5'9||
Umm...do the have a 5'9 corner and a 5'6 safety? I'd imagine a huge day for the tight ends across the middle.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah,||
he can spend the next few weeks looking for a new school, instead of practicing with Bama, and enroll somewhere else in January. Plus, how much qb coaching is he getting at Bama? He goes and works with Whitfield for 3 months, he'll probably come out better.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Thoughts and Prayers||
with you. Stay strong
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Why?||
Unlike many people on tv and radio, his logic is sound. Wisconsin got 4 turnovers to beat MSU...and beat 2 pretty bad offenses. Michigan is home, have "probably the best defensive line in college football" and more talent on the edges. That's better than some of the people who still think the LSU and MSU were worthy of their top 10 rankings when Wisky beat them.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah, I don't watch much ESPN anymore...||
because of it. I watch games, and CFB Live sunday mornings if M wins...and I listen to radio at work. I appreciate the BTN more, even though they don't always have more than a cursory glance at the specifics.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||goddammit!||
He's going to lead Sportscenter for another week now.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||No.||
I'm not convinced Wisky is all that good. I think they are who we expected...solid 9 win team. They are likely to lose their next 2 and who knows at Iowa or Nebraska. LSu is a dumpster fire and the one year MSU was given respect without earning it, is the year they should probably have it prove it.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||I think it's||
quite possible he wins it because all of the preseason favorites are underwhelming. Watson and Fournette would not have lost to Peppers if they had good seasons. But guys like Ward Jr and Jackson might lose out to a player from a traditional power.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Not sure...||
Depends on who it is. 2 loss SEC Champ gets in over Houston, Michigan or OSU as conf champs with 2 losses get in over Houston (unless OSU loses to Oklahoma). It's not just about wins, their SOS is terrible. What if Louisville loses or isn't ranked by the end of the year? Their resume may hold them back. Beating Oklahoma and Louisville won't matter as much as beating combinations of Wisconsin, Michigan, MSU, OSU, Iowa or Bama, Ole Miss, Georgia, Florida, TAMU.
|20 weeks 19 hours ago||If it's a legit||
complaint, file it with the FCC. You'll be amazed at how quickly they fix your issue. I had an experience with Verizon where I was sent to collections for not paying a bill on service that was never installed at my house. It was on my credit report and I didn't know until I got my mortgage preapproval. Lender told me to file a complaint with the FCC because the number of complaints they have can have adverse effects on something...I forgot what exactly it was. Within 2 weeks, I had spoked to 3 people and I got a letter from the Experian, Verizon, and the FCC that it had been resolved.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Ha!||
I just refreshed as I was going back to do some work in excel and damnit if there isn't more content.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Anyone in the DC area who||
Anyone in the DC area who wants to meet up some time this year, we can schedule something. Either a bar or someone hosting (I don't mind hosting) is cool with me. [email protected]
|21 weeks 12 hours ago||One of the best||
things about football season! I tried 3 of the recipe's last year and all were awesome.
|21 weeks 18 hours ago||I played a couple years||
in little league, middle school, 1 year in high school. Played soccer and basketball from age 6 until 17. Also played tennis and ran track. Grew 9 inches in high school and only gained about 35 lbs, so I went from solid tb/mlb to 150lb wr/s. And my senior year I went to a high school that had probably 10-15 D1 guys, and even more D2 guys. I wasn't interested in spending my senior year in a wheelchair.
Coached little league football and basketball, assistant wr /db coach for a year in high school.
My playing days now consist of flag football, which is competitive in the DMV area. Antwan Randle-El qb's in our league, few NFL flame outs, couple retired players, number of former D1 players and A LOT of D2, D3 guys. Also about 50% IT guys, gov't contractors, and folks who went pro in something other than sports.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||never understood that either....||
I was going to look it up but as usual MGOBLOG answers all my life questions.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Stanford USC||
Luck vs Barkley was probably the best quarterbacking I've ever seen in a college game. Pro-style qbs i should add..
|24 weeks 1 day ago||My wife was chuckling at this||
My wife was chuckling at this before I realized what was so funny
|24 weeks 3 days ago||A bit of everything||
I got married earlier this year, so adjusting to married life. I am preparing for CPA study/prep in 2017, which unfortunately has become an interest. Football of course, even coaching little league. PS4 when I'm free, taking up golf and loving it. Lot of comedy shows. Living in DC provides a lot of options for new things.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Here you go....||
This is the budget for U of M. It has a breakdown of all the expenses.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||was just about to embed||
for those who don't want to click, it's a chant by Rapper Mike Jones in a song or two of his.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Sounds good||
And I have considered myself. I'm also in the DC area, and my Comcast bill is $150 per month, but I have every channel they offer and I have the X1 box which really is fantastic.
The only thing I really watch are sports and movies. Plus have the Blast Internet that Comcast offers come sout to $80 per month. So throw in the PS Vue, and subscriptions to Netflix, HBO, Cinemax, Starz, and Showtime, am I coming out cheaper?
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Just got back from my||
Just got back from my honeymoon in Santorini. Most beautiful place I've ever seen
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Sounds like a new thread...||
I ended up with -126 points the first time I commented. It was something along the lines of thinking Urban Meyer should be approached for the HC job if he were available because I thought (and still do think) he is one of the best offensive minds and recruiters in football.
Needless to say, even before he was the OSU coach, he wasn't popular around here. I almost swore off MGO cause I was so pissed lol.
|32 weeks 2 days ago||I Love it||
If you area Rutgers fan or student, don't you need something to get excited about? Why not pick a fight, take a stand, instill some pride.
|32 weeks 2 days ago||Congrats!||
No pics of the prospect??
|33 weeks 15 hours ago||Interesting, I didn't watch||
Interesting, I didn't watch but if what you're saying is correct, I'd agree with you completely.
|33 weeks 2 days ago||I agree with a lot of this||
There are a few things at play here.
Take your typical 6'0 mobile qb in college who won't play qb in the NFL. Is he better served playing cb or wr? now you are taking 6/7 roster spots per team vs nearly 20-25 if you count fs,cb, tb, wr. if not more.
Going to the right high school/camps, and playing for the right coach. Case in point, Do you Josh Metellus is at Michigan if he is at a 3* high school in western Florida?
If his family doesn't have the ability to travel to get scholarships offers?
Despite everyone's opinion, the NFL still only has 17% of it's players that have "elite" athletes in their family. So I would expect that the answer would be hard work more than genetics.
How many players on the roster have you heard about having elite bloodlines? Peppers, who is the best athlete on the team, arguably? J. Lewis? Any of the running backs? Jake Butt?
|33 weeks 2 days ago||that seems to||
be a legit reason for optimism. Height helps in most cases, especially in volleyball and basketball.
|33 weeks 2 days ago||yes...||
and he is incredibly fast
|33 weeks 2 days ago||You sound naive...||
Do you know how many kids are held back in school? Depending on what month you're born in, determines when you can start school, and there is a gray area, usually sept/oct where you can go either way. So you can have an undersized, under-developed physically and mentally kid compared to his classmates, or you can hold him back so that he will be the same age as everyone.
And yes, I certinly would. I was 5'3 in 9th grade. I would expect my son to be similar. If I thought he had the desire and a legitimate opportunity to not have to pay for college? why would I not start him a year later in school? Offending your sensibilities would be well worth a $20k to $100k college education.
Scholarship might be JUST football for you, but it means a lot more to a lot of people, ie: the value of a free college education. More parents train their kids to get free school than to get a professional athlete.
|33 weeks 2 days ago||my only debate with this...||
is how much of athletic ability is genes, and how much is training? If you are naturally a flabby 275, but at age 17 you hit the weight room, and get to a svelte 305, and shave a half-second off your 40 time...that muscle and speed isn't in your genes. Now being 275 is genetic, but that alone isn't enough.
|33 weeks 2 days ago||Well...||
|34 weeks 1 day ago||It'll be someone who doesn't||
It'll be someone who doesn't have to reach for a P5 gig. Plenty will open up next year, why deal with whatever issues are coming. Maybe someone under the radar or overlooked for P5 jobs may take it and be in over there head. Or get a pro coordinator who needs 2 years before a Hc spot like BoB.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||It could be statistically. 3||
It could be statistically. 3 cupcakes which could result in a total and some weak or rebuilding B1G offenses, could statistically put M in elite company. Outside of OSU, who is the best offensive player we'll face all year? Any teams other than OSU that wouldn't cause extreme outrage if they scored 28?
|34 weeks 1 day ago||It may not be Harbaugh,...||
But it will be someone. Coaches don't grow on trees, and regardless of what he did, no one will care in 6 months. Tressell is worshipped at OSU and is now working at another University. JoePa will be a legend until the end of time in parts of PA. He'll get a QC job, or analyst position before long...maybe not another HC job. But then again, if you're a mid-major and you can get Art Briles for cheap? Not advocating, but would anyone be surprised?
|34 weeks 1 day ago||Quite true||
Receivers are also dependent on QB ability to be successful. To really take a look, you would have to look at the qb situation they were drafted into.
And Randy Moss wasn't drafted into a dynamic offense, they BECAME dynamic because he was such a talent.
The biggest transitions in the NFL at WR are route running and separation, which is easier at the college level. Julio was always an athletic freak, so was Moss. But guys that are 6'1 needs to run excellent routes and be quick twitch because every corner in your division is better than 10 of 12 teams you played in college.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Brilliant sir. Simply brilliant.||
Brilliant sir. Simply brilliant.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||I was just in Italy on my||
I was just in Italy on my honeymoon. They have baby on board stickers, but in Italian it's Bimbo on Board.
|35 weeks 2 days ago||Indiana has a Duke grad||
Indiana has a Duke grad transfer at CB too right? Everett something, played with one of their rb's in high school w D Hand. Think he was #2 at Duke
|38 weeks 2 days ago||hmm....||
At a game back in 06 I met a guy who was an AD at a private Ohio high school, and his first move to was to change the school helmet to a winged helmet. I can't remember what school he was in, but obviously a huge Michigan fan in the heart of Ohio. He said people were sending him death threats over it.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Yes||
I'll take 2 tickets to the gun show please.
|42 weeks 19 hours ago||I was at work...||
and a female co-worker was bringing some items into the office and left her car parked in front of the building, doors unlocked. I climbed into the back seat and then called her to tell her she forgot to park her car. She came down stairs, got in the car and I grabbed her from behind the seat. Possibly my best prank ever.
|45 weeks 16 hours ago||but...||
is that really a function (or result) of the AD?
|50 weeks 3 days ago||Logged in to agree and upvote||
I like change and I live in the DC area...it was nice that Michigan played at Maryland on my birthday weekend. I also travel to NY a few times a year so it's nice not having to travel to A2 or some relatively small midwestern town to watch a game. I would love to see the addition of any of the following(realistic or not) Oklahoma, UNC, Duke, UVA, VT, ND, GT or Texas. VT has an awesome stadium and would be a lot of fun to watch Michigan play there at night. UNC-Duke are supposed to be a package deal I think, would love to see them compete in the B1G in basketball every year.
|50 weeks 4 days ago||I mentioned this before||
but there is really a different culture at OSU and UM. It "feels" different on the campuses. Facilities aside, the vibe you get from the people, the attitude around campus...feels at home. COmpare it to a company like Deloitte or ESPN that overwork and underpay their staff, because your reward is having worked for them...opposed to tech companies that have every benefit imaginable. It comes down to preference...which is probably the most diplomatic way of putting it.
|51 weeks 3 days ago||I agree...||
The only stories we've heard are from de-committed players and their coaches. We have no idea what was told to players and when. Let him earn his paycheck, because he's earned the right to make those choices.
Ultimately, there will never be a shortage of players who desire to play at Michigan, and if the national media continues to write bad articles...so be it. Who are the most hated football teams in America? I'd bet the Patriots and Alabama..they seem to be doing ok despite the public vitriol.
|1 year 1 day ago||Yeah this sucks||
because it's on the weekend. And I had tickets to see Tom Papa at the DC Improv on Saturday, which has been rescheduled.
But the grocery stores will be empty by tomorrow night and schools will be closed on Friday, for ALL of next week, because DMV does not do inclement weather well. I expect to work from home until Wed.
I'm about 15 miles (2 hours with traffic) from Downtown DC.
|1 year 2 days ago||Who cares?||
If he hasn't progressed on the field in 2 years, then why should he be offered a spot?
Why waste a scholarship on someone who most likely won't see the field (if what their saying is true)?
|1 year 4 days ago||No, it's not a violation.||
No, it's not a violation. Public or not, coaches spend time calling and contacting colleges to get their kids recruited. They don't just use Scout and 247 evals.
|1 year 1 week ago||lol no...||
Babe Ruth played against fishermen and warehouse workers, and all caucasian players. It is a very legitimate argument to suggest that he wouldn't have been as good against other full-time professional baseball players. You think Ruth could hit 714 home runs on today's MLB pitchers? Seriously?
Even Joe Montana has said he couldn't compete at the same level if he played today because offenses AND defenses are much more complex than when he played. (Also, salary caps - the Dallas and SF teams of the 90's wouldn't happen today)
Being great in your era doesn't make you automatically great in any era. Similarly, there are Academy award winners who won because of a down year for movies. You're assuming the someone who was revolutionary in 1925 would be equally revolutionary in 2015? Or that a physical specimen from 1955 would stand out as much as one from today?
In the 60's NFL offensive linemen were on average 6'3 250. http://www.businessinsider.com/nfl-50s-tim-tebow-would-have-been-an-offensive-lineman-2011-10?op=1
Today that's an average TE or an undersized DE. There is nothing wrong with the game being better, faster, and smarter than it was, and it doesn't take anythign away from former greats if they couldn't compete today.
|1 year 1 week ago||If I were to venture||
a guess..he does what Mike Dantonio does, but with better players. I would think there are 10 coaches who could've won a title with Bama last night. I also think if a handful of coaches were in charge of Clemson, then they could've won as well.
Brian Cook (I'm assuming)
I think Herman, Harbaugh, Kelly, and Meyer could've beat Alabama with Clemson last night. They are some of the best offensive game planners today.
Despite winning, Did anyone feel that Kiffin excelled this year as an OC considering the talent he had?
|1 year 1 week ago||Great Offenses are||
2 dimensional, and great defenses are always GREAT against the run, turning the offense 1 dimensional. Great defenses stop the run with a defensive line, and little else, and do no tneed to blitz to pressure the qb. If an offense can't run, and the qb has to drop back and pass 50 times a game...against 6 or 7 in coverage with no balance, how can they be successful?
|1 year 2 weeks ago||I missed this.||
He played there as a Fresh and Soph before transferring for his final 2 years at STA.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||So...||
nothing about Long?