...talks about how UConn hasn't been in contact and how they're out. (HT: UMHoops)
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|2 weeks 4 days ago||well said||
love the positivity
|2 weeks 4 days ago||This is so flippin' cool||
You flat out BEASTED in the UTL ND game. M doesn't win that one without you!
We missed you against South Carolina. (I bet you'd have stopped that punt return.)
I always told people you should have played more. So glad I had the opportunity to tell this to you directly.
That is all.
Good luck, sir!
|7 weeks 4 days ago||1985 Michigan defense||
was the best Michigan defense ever in the modern (passing) era. Yes, even better than 1997. Go look up their stats. Crazy. Sick. Awesome.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Absolutely correct||
They are going to have the horses to play bigger next year. Looking forward to it!!
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Lewan||
and that's it. Maybe Gardner too because he seems to be the most popular guy on the team and he's the starting QB.
There is nobody on the defense who has established themselves as a team leader.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||or the #1 jersey!||
He is a senior who has made so many HUGE plays for Michigan the last 3 years. Hoke should ask him which number he wants, the #1 or the #21.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||I am also wondering||
what the heck the coaches could have seen in practice with Bellomy. His arm strength in this game was shockingly lacking, nevermind his poor accuracy and lack of field vision.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||^^would've^^||
|34 weeks 4 days ago||^^Good analogy. This is what I'm hoping for.^^||
|34 weeks 4 days ago||I assume you did that on purpose.||
Dominate = VERB. Dominant = ADJECTIVE.
|41 weeks 1 day ago||Proof the ref had a brain fart:||
Not only does the ref witness the blatant PI and not throw a flag, what really blows my mind is that he threw his hat. This means the WR is ineligible to come back in and catch the ball. But if a player is forced out he should be able to re-establish himself in bounds and catch the ball.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||WHAT???||
Roundtree was off balance and "he fell"??? Hoy crap you sound like the biggest Bama homer ever. If you're a Michigan fan you're grandparents are probably Vichy French.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||NOPE, YOU ARE WRONG||
A DB CANNOT jack a wide receiver OFF HIS FEET (!) while he's running a pass route, regardless of wether the ball is released yet. And since it was an obvious pass play and Denard was in the procees of throwing the ball TO THIS WR that either gets called 100 PERCENT OF THE TIME or it is a BLOWN NON-CALL 100 PERCENT OF THE TIME.
Space Coyote you are not a football ref, so just stop it. You are wrong here. Move along. We get killed by 3 scores regardless.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||This leaving early stuff is dumb||
Take a look at history.
Only MONSTERS leave after 1 or 2 years: Magic, Isiah Thomas, Webber, etc.
Jalen Rose and Juwan Howard stayed for THREE years. Smart moves by them!
So... Manny leaving after two? Foolish.
Darius leaving after two? Equally foolish.
Their NBA non-careers support these statements.
Trey needs to stay for 3 years.
THJ ...sheeeit... let's just say that he needs to get his very valuable M degree.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||DING DING fucking DING||
it was painful to watch us not punish their over-commitment on the perimeter defense.
Watching our forwards not being able to finish 8-10 times when they DID drive to the hoop was equally painful.
I yearn for forwards who can drive and convert!
Mediocre perimeter jump shooters are a dime a dozen.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||I concur||
There is too much margin of error in his inputs, yet he seems so definitive in his conclusion, as if the ball was clearly 2.5" short.
He needs to change his summation to conclude that any mathematical calculations yield a ball position that is still within any reasonable margin of error so it cannot be determined whether or not the ball is across. Then say BOOM! math'd and be done with it.
But for him to "prove" that the ball wasn't across using these flawed inputs smacks of Buckeye Engineering. And to that I say "C'mon Man!"
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Ah, but there's the rub!||
The whole point of my disagreement with WolverineBlue is that he has NOT found a frame (from any angle) in which the knee is REALLY touching and the ball is short.
He is using a freeze frame that Periera has proven to be a mirage. This exposes WolverineBlue's otherwise thorough anlysis to be flawed.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||First off,||
Merry Christmas fellow die-hard M fan!
Second, we both probably need to get a life, given the time we are even debating this.
Third, you do not correctly identify Exhibit B in your response to me. This is NOT what Pereira shows in his video analysis. He shows WolverineBlue's Exhibit A, THEN he continues to run that same video angle until the knee actually impacts the ground.
WolverineBlue's Exhibit B is NOT the same as Pereira's freeze frame showing Toussaint's knee conclusively impacting the ground. They are two totally different cameras!
WolverineBlue needs to use Pereira's continuation point of the Exhibit A angle. Let him analyze where the ball is at the true point of impact, THEN we can talk.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||WolverineBlue,||
I commend you for devoting a thorough diary to this topic because this play also caused me so much trauma that it is absolutely worth rehashing, even weeks later!
However, I am very disappointed that you did not even reference the excellent analysis that Mike Pereira, the recognized expert on NFL replay analysis, did on this very play! Did you even see his video analysis of this play? If not, please look it up and watch it!
Your analysis does not take into account Pereira's pivital point: ABC's coverage freezes the replay frame at a point when Toussant's knee IS NOT DOWN!
Peirera very astutely points out that ABC's freeze frame captures a moment in time slightly before his knee makes contact with the ground. He says that replay officials need to freeze the frame when they see evidence of impact, i.e the compression of the knee pad or extremity that is visble when contact with the ground actually occurs.
What ABC (and you) use as evidence is milliseconds before contact. The knee at that point is perhaps 2 inches ABOVE the ground, beginning to enter the strands of the artificial turf. Peirera shows the frozen moment in time that ABC INCORRECTLY uses, which shows Toussaint your 2.5 inches short of the goal line. He then continues to run the tape to CORRECTLY show when Toussaint's knee actually DOES impact the ground. THAT is when he is down, NOT when his knee is hovering in the strands of turf 2 inches above the ground. The rule in football is contact with the ground, so replay officials need to look for evidence of IMPACT. And at knee IMPACT that the ball is clearly across the goal line.
So, your detailed, geometric analysis is fundamentally flawed, because you incorrectly assumed that ABC froze the frame at the correct point in time. Once you see Peirera continue the footage and then see the plain evidence of knee impact you will recognize the error of the replay official (and yourself).
The replay offical blew it. Period.
I beseech you to amend your analysis, because you are wrong.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||This was a money quote, too:||
"There’s no coordinator that goes in there and does it himself. You’ve got to have a head coach that allows you to do what you want to have done and back you on everything you’re doing, and you have to have assistants that are right with you on every step."
The difference from how it was handled the last 3 years is stark.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||RVB should be a captain||
They always pick him to be a speaker, even over the actual captains often times.
Hoke should give Ryan an honorary "C" at the Bust.
Love that kid; he really deserves that kind of recognition.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Why he wouldn't retain Heacock||
with his incredible track record is idiotic.
So, hooray to this news if it is true!
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Can anyone please tell me||
the name of the replay official?
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Ooooops||
No, I didn't realize that. Sorry, Brian!
HOWEVA...-12 is still quite harsh for a guy who had 75 important rushing yards in the 1st half alone and had 2 TDs rushing on the day. I think Brian takes some of what Denard gives this offense for granted sometimes.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Brian Cook,||
Your QB grading system is terribly flawed. You CANNOT have the QB who was responsible for 4 TDs (four BEAUTIFUL touchdowns by the way: two dead-on great throws and 2 runs where he showed his jet-like speed) and only 1 turnover and grade him -12 on the day.
NEGATIVE TWELVE? You can't be taken seriously with grading him like that after such a great overall game. Drew Sharp himself wouldn't grade Denard that poorly!
I've seen net-negative QB performances before, in 2008 and 2005. I know what a net-negative performance looks like. THAT simply was not a net-negative performance!
I think you alluded to the solution. You need to give him much better positives to offset his missed reads.
-12?? C'mon man!
|1 year 29 weeks ago||That feature has been worthless ever since Gerdeman||
started writing it.
Anyone who still thinks that is a "good read" is probably suffering from battered Wolverine syndrome.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Okay, I don't want to start a flame war here, jeez!||
Frankly, I am too damn happy to bicker with anyone right now.
The whole point of my post was "hey remember this quote?" and shake my fist a little bit at last year's coaching malpractice.
You HONESTLY don't feel that's understandable after the beautiful defensive annihilation we just witnessed??
Cut me some slack, brother!
|1 year 31 weeks ago||If you truly think||
that this improvement isn't 98% due to a MASSIVE upgrade in coaching competence, which is the whole point of my post, then you sir are in the VAST MINORITY.
The defense under GERG and Gibson and Braithwaite would have been another tire fire this year because the coaches have showed these kids how to PLAY. If you can't see that by now then I feel sorry for you.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Shame on you then||
for doubting Mattison (and Mallory). We're 22nd in total defense with how many new starters and true freshmen AND YOU seem to think a 5th year senior was the cause of our problems last year?!?!?
Here, I've got an extra pair of shorts for you too, mister.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Extensions don't mean squat||
If offered the OSU job that jerk will likely take it because he knows that he can never win a National Title at MSU.
Michigan State will NEVER win another National Title in football. NEVER.
Saban knew this and left. If MD has an ounce of sense he'll do the same thing if OSU offers him the job.
At OSU he can land the best talent and he could possibly win a NT. There is no glass ceiling at OSU like there is at MSU.