"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
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|2 years 15 weeks ago||Thank you.||
|2 years 15 weeks ago||SAM||
This may be a dumb question, but why is height such an important attribute for a SAM? I get that strength is big because a SAM needs to keep contain and take on blockers. If Wangler adds 20 lbs., he would be within 5 lbs of Jake Ryan on a shorter frame so he could actually be stronger than Ryan. If it's a matter of reach to help keep blockers away from the SAM's pads, then why not describe it in terms of reach? What is is about height?
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Tougher road to hoe||
The correct expression is "tough ROW to hoe." All roads would be tough to hoe.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Blue Earth||
I grew up not too far from Blue Earth, Minnesota and Blue Earth was in the same sports conference as my high school. It is not a big place, but it also happens to be the hometown of two Division I wrestlers, Ty and Luke Eustice, who were both All Americans at Iowa.
|5 years 11 weeks ago||Dodged a bullet||
If ND had won yesterday, would it then be legitimate for M fans to say that ND dodged a bullet because our best corner dislocated his ankle before the season or our starting safety/LB hybrid got hurt last week or the referees missed the fact that your receiver did not possess the ball when he crossed the goal line on one of your touchdowns? There are a lot of what-ifs that we can point to as well.
|5 years 11 weeks ago||I think we are 1 win away||
I think we are 1 win away from a 5-0 start. If we beat ND on Saturday and then take care of business the next three weeks, I think we should beat MSU, but I don't think it's a gimme. With respect to the question posed by the OP, I think we need it more.
|5 years 15 weeks ago||Why is Not a Blue Fan being negged?||
I hate the Buckeyes as much as the next guy, but when a reasonable fan comes on here and posts reasonable comments--I don't get it. He even went so far as to say that you could put up to three others in front of Pryor.
|5 years 15 weeks ago||Huyge lined up at Left Tackle||
Interesting that one of the photos had Huyge lined up at LT. I obviously want the best guy at the position to protect our QB's blind side, but I was hoping that Lewan would seize that position and never let it go. Not that one photo from the first day in full pads means much.
|5 years 16 weeks ago||Which Robinson?||
Which Robinson was Woolfolk referring to there? Jerald? Denard?
|5 years 26 weeks ago||There's been a lot of||
There's been a lot of speculation that he will play one of the two box safety positions: spur or bandit.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||Birkett writes for||
Birkett writes for AnnArbor.com.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||I'm not sure why you are||
I'm not sure why you are getting negged for that comment, but the "these kids" reference makes you sound like an "old" guy with unwanted kids on your porch--which I guess could make you a contemporary of mine.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||Brian's reference to a||
Brian's reference to a Malcolm Gladwell essay turned me on to Gladwell. I've since read Outliers and could not put it down.
Another Doris Kearns Goodwin book that is excellent: No Ordinary Time, which is part biography, part history of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.
Another book in the same vein of being part history, part biography is Taylor Branch's Parting the Waters: America in the King Years. It's the first of a trilogy--I have not read the others, but that read like a novel.
Fiction-wise, I love anything by John Irving or Richard Russo. I recently finished E.L. Doctorow's Homer and Langely and wanted to kill myself after finishing it.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||It also had the "God damn||
It also had the "God damn plane has crashed into the mountain" (a Big Lebowski reference and appropriate for last year's football season) for quite a while.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||Thanks, Magnus. I was going||
Thanks, Magnus. I was going to go back and edit to say "nevermind" after seeing that you clarified in the other thread.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||Is that already translating||
Is that already translating what a SS and FS are in GERG's defense or using the traditional meaning of those terms?
|5 years 43 weeks ago||Of the Parker/Dorsey/Knight||
Of the Parker/Dorsey/Knight trio, would the decision of one affect the others? It seems like they all would play strong safety (i.e., the deep safety in GERG's defense).
|5 years 43 weeks ago||Magnus -- what is Brown's||
Magnus -- what is Brown's projected position? Looks like he played some QB and running back, but the article referred to him as an athlete.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||I don't disagree that neither||
I don't disagree that neither QB ran the zone read very well last fall, but how difficult is making that read? Do they just need more practice at it?
|5 years 44 weeks ago||That was Jim, not John, that||
That was Jim, not John, that coached at USD.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||I don't know why, but this||
I don't know why, but this one really made me laugh, +1 to you.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Thanks, Magnus. I appreciate||
Thanks, Magnus. I appreciate your knowledge and willingness to share it.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Magnus -- do you think that||
Magnus -- do you think that it is a foregone conclusion that Woolfolk will play safety? If we have a viable option at strong safety, doesn't Warren's departure make Woolfolk playing corner a little more likely? I guess it boils down to whether the coaches will be more comfortable starting a true freshman (or freshmen) at corner or safety. Of all the new guys coming or potentially coming, who do you think are the most ready to see the field?
|5 years 45 weeks ago||I was thinking that exact||
I was thinking that exact same thing--Harbaugh vs Kiffin will be high drama. They both have big egos and big mouths (but Kiffin seems like an idiot to boot).
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Yes, the parties both||
Yes, the parties both acknowledge what led to Leach's firing, but the two sides do not agree that the conduct was "mistreatment." It's fine for ESPN to report that Texas Tech deemed the conduct to be mistreatment, but the way they reported it also implies that ESPN concluded that the conduct was mistreatment. That's where I think they went too far.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||I agree that "mistreatment"||
I agree that "mistreatment" is the stated reason for the firing, but wouldn't it be more consistent with journalistic principles for a news organization to refer to it as "alleged mistreatment"? In that way, ESPN would accurately report the stated reason for the firing without implying that they have drawn a conclusion one way or another about the allegation of mistreatment.
|5 years 48 weeks ago||It strikes me as odd that of||
It strikes me as odd that of all the places he might go for a free visit, he would choose Oxford, Mississippi.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||I have a dog named "Blue" and||
I have a dog named "Blue" and we have been planning for some time to add another one named "Maize".
|5 years 49 weeks ago||I like Soldier Field as an||
I like Soldier Field as an option. It's more centrally located than Lambeau and would be easier for out-of-staters to get too. Plus, I think Chicago would be a more appealing destination in general.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||I agree that it is rare for a||
I agree that it is rare for a back-up to make an impact, especially at quarterback. Apart from Cassel, Brad Johnson (who was Casey Weldon's backup at FSU) is the only other one I can think of.