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|6 days 14 hours ago||The referees' call was||
The referees call was actually just.* You shouldn't be able to get away with a penalty to prevent the opponent from getting the ball on a technicality.
CMU should not be robbed of that win.
Don't know if it has yet, but the rule should be changed to reflect that.
* Not sure if the rule is in the NCAA football rulebook, but I seem to remember in baseball rulebooks some guideline where if the umpires believe that an action is "making a travesty of the game", they are allowed to make a ruling to prevent them.
|6 days 14 hours ago||Yep||
You don't have to be religious to be blown away there.
I thought Harbaugh said they have an audience with the pope (which is not particualarly private) on the 26th. Not sure about the tour though.
|2 weeks 3 hours ago||More so, the time difference.||
More so, the time difference. Every .1 second matters as far as getting the kick off, or having it blocked.
I am not sure how much the difference in the time of the snap affects the short passing game though.
|2 weeks 3 hours ago||Down Under||
Friends from Down Under called the American brand of football "Gridiron".
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Sorry, I have to call BS on||
Sorry, I have to call BS on those who say, "It's OK to say this kind of stuff to GMs privately, but to say it publically will affect their chances in the draft and cost them millions of dollars."
If the coach is talking to GMs privately, it's what what they hear and what they evaluate themselves that matter. What somebody says to sports fans in an interviews really matters far less, and everybody knows that, and will not affect a player's "draft stock", unless that professional team is too lazy to do their due diligence.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Good point. At this juncture,||
Good point. At this juncture, the coach's primary concern should be the current players, (and future players) and their academic and draft futures, more than a guy who decides to leave early presumably against the advice of coaches.
Time will tell who is right.
|4 weeks 14 hours ago||I, for one, love it.||
Just about everything I was about to say on the subject. Thanks.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||"as fatigue sets in, I think||
"as fatigue sets in, I think it would represent an increased level of difficulty to do more things correctly."
I would think fatigue would affect this motion less than raising the arms and elbows in the normal manner and have fewer variables, thus decreasing the level of difficulty.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I hope that DJ Wilson and||
I hope that DJ Wilson and Wagner (among others) will come back and remember this. It made the biggest difference.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||No. Inability to rebound, no||
|8 weeks 3 days ago||The way he talks about loving||
The way he talks about loving this opportunity for his kids to grow up in the environment they are in now, doesn't it seem like Harbaugh hopes and plans to be coaching in Ann Arbor for a long time?
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Nothing focuses your||
Nothing focuses your attention and makes you appreciate what you have to do to get better than losing a close game. I'm pretty sure that's what he means.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||I hope this will quiet the||
I hope this will quiet the Fire Beilein crowd (which seemed to be just about everybody around here).
Michigan is finally getting some solid play out of their bigs (i.e. more than one); finally getting some good defense; and finally finding some leadership and inspiration on the floor, which was missing (and there is only so much coaches can do about that).
If the Wolverines continue to get better at defense and rebounding- those things you have control over at times when shooting goes cold and especially on the road, I think the future is bright once again. The system is evolving, and in a good direction. Yes, it has taken longer than we liked, there have been many frustrations, and recruiting needs some improvement. But I think MBB is in good hands, being steered in the right direction.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||I understand his reasons for||
I understand his reasons for coming out early, but I still wish- for his sake- that he'd stayed and been able to develop some skills- especially coverage skills- further.
He'll need to go to a team that can be patient enough to let those skills develop, or a place like NE or Seattle where the head coach has the security and control to design boutique packages that utilize Peppers in certain situations as role player doing things suited to his superb talents.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Sounds fantastic! (Of||
But how do these trips not run afoul of NCAA 'improper benefits' regulations?
|13 weeks 3 days ago||The only case where moving it||
The only case where moving it to earlier in November would be following the fivethirtyeight power pairing plan.
But if we keep a conference championship game, I would prefer to keep the OSU game where it is at the end of the regular season, but one extra week before the conference championship game would sure be nice.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||I hope they'll wear blue as||
I hope they'll wear blue as often as allowed the rest of the way, to keep this in mind.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||The title calls it a "Deep Dive"||
But it's not. It really just a PR interview fluff piece with the B1G officiating coordinator. He's acting as the officials' attorney- to maintain innocence and plausible deniability for all of the officials actions and decisions, admitting only the most egregious of mistakes.
He's not going to admit to any missed or no calls on holding, PI, poor spots, etc. I wonder if he would have brought up the hit on Webber on the intercetion as a missed call in the interview if the one-sidedness been the other way- I think it was just his way of deflecting criticism.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Or what about teammates who||
Or what about teammates who have a shot, but if their star players are suddenly not playing. THEIR chances at a pro contract are diminished?. Coaches jobs can be at stake, too. That's the thing about a team sport. This is especially a problem if this phenomena spreads to players shutting it down in a disappointing season, as Adam mentions.
I think the answer may have something to do with the bowls, or the schools, or better yet the NFL paying for some kind of insurance for seniors in case they get hurt in their final games.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||That's the thing- unless you||
That's the thing- unless you are a top-5 lock, any bowl game gives you a chance to improve your posifion. Bowl games generally match two rested, fairly evenly matched teams, so NFL scouts can get a good look at a player against decent competition.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Has it occurred to anyone||
Has it occurred to anyone else that this is a McCaffrey we are talking about?
|17 weeks 6 days ago||I realize the whole MGoBlog||
I realize the whole MGoBlog staff has its mind made up about 'Players must be paid', and will accept no arguments otherwise or just ridicule them.
But I was just reading this, "According to the NCAA's Report on Finances, the median cost of a student-athlete is $110,000 in the FBS but under $40,000 in the FCS." Not sure if that includes tuition.
That is the median. For some then it could be considerably more. From the university that's a four year commitment to a player who might be a star, but just as likely may not end up playing more than a few plays in his entire career.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||"based on other factors"||
So are you saying Sofran's statement, "There weren’t any improprieties that took place either." may be incorrect?
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Sacrifices must be made||
Sacrifices must be made
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Staying to win the Heisman?||
Now that would be a stupid idea. Players should stay for their own improvement; to get a degree; to play an important role. Winning awards is not a reason to stay.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Honestly, it's up to his||
Honestly, it's up to his mother. I could see Peppers going either way on his decision.
If she says, "You shouldn't pass up this opportunity"[the NFL payday] or doesn't say much and it's his decision, he'll probably feel that he's got to get her 'that house on the hill'.
On the other hand if she tells him, "I'll be fine. Your happiness, your growth as a young man, and your degree and life after football are so much more important- enjoy your youth," I get a feeling he would come back to be a captain and leader of the team next year.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||i don't think anybody is sure||
i don't think anybody is sure what postion he will play in the pros- special teams certainly, but he still need to work on pass coverage to make it at LB, SS, or Nickel. He really could benefit from an extra year in college that might prolong his career and move up a few spots in the draft, but is it really worth the risk of injury?
|19 weeks 5 days ago||I am a little worried,||
I am a little worried, actually. Haven't seen much of FSU. But they do have speed.
Cook will be the best RB we've faced all year, and I believe Francois can run, too. Where Michigan has been less dominant defensively this year is on longer, sustained drives, especially later in the game- that's where they begin to look more ordinary.
I hope Michigan's offense- especially OL and WRs- show up and display that physicality they were talking about. I'd like to see Darboh and Chesson show up big time, fighting for the ball- that's something we haven't seen enough of this year, especially the last month of the season.
Should be a good, challenging game.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||?? Notre Dame is about 12||
?? Notre Dame is about 12 miles from the border if I recall.
You can take the train from Ann Arbor to Niles, MI, and it's practically a cab ride away.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah, but to be fair, unless||
Yeah, but to be fair, unless they've watchd a few of Michigan's games, all the rest of the country knows is about Michigan is, "Really good defense. Solid DL, some CB named Jourdan Lewis who's supposed to be pretty good...and JABRILL PEPPERS!!!"