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|34 weeks 3 days ago||IMHO, the problem with the||
IMHO, the problem with the run is, the shjift of ND's DL confuses our OL..Barnum and Mealer should have combo'd the NT...Barnum should have slid off to the LB on his side, while Mealer gets Nix under control.
Denard should option off the DT.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||very simply, the offense he||
very simply, the offense he is being asked to run. Denard is a runner who can throw...not a thrower who can run, and Borges needs to get comfortable with that concept....and frankly, so does Denard.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||In other alignments, AF would||
In other alignments, AF would "crack back" on Kovacs with the SE and put our CB in the same situation. The corners played very soft and had 12-15 yards of ground to make up when the ball was pitched.
We didn't attempt to hide our pitch responsibility in this game at all it appeared to me. I was very surprised we didn't play some press man on the corners..and attempt to "fire" a corner into the pitch from time to time and keep them off balance.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||I humbly suggest the following RAWK changes||
AC/DC.....how about "IF You Want Blood ..rarely played and rocks as hard as any AC/DC song out there.
For local flavor, why not the Motor City Madman Ted Nugent. Cat Scratch Fever is way overplayed....Stranglehold is too damn long....how about something like "Snakeskin Cowboys".
A nice Who alternate might be the live version of Eminence Front or even Won't Get Fooled Again...or reach out a little further for Slip Kid.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||I agree with much of what you||
I agree with much of what you said. I'm not surprised that the Grad assistant didn't break things up and escort the kid out of there. The shock of seeing something like this go on, is enough to make you behave in ways you never thought you would.
What I am surprised about, is that after being able to think and reflect..and that persons of more advanced age and presumably more maturity who did not witness the act..didn't take this thing on.
When given enough time to reflect on things, someone should have thought of the kids and the future harm Sandusky might do and put an end to this by calling the police or DHS and reporting it. That after all this time, no one has, means they put themselves and their wants and desires ahead of the safety of these children.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Your statement about Joe Pa calling the police...||
If Paterno called the Police or DHS and they failed to do what needed to be done, then I absolutely would have a different opinion of Paterno. At that point, the onus is on the authorities and they must do what is required.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||*Tip of the hat*||
To Tom VH.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||I have new for Mr. Bates.||
Every company in America (and elsewhere for that matter) has been built on the backs of it's "Labor" force..many of whom are often "exploited" by the companies they work for.
People go to work every day in low paying jobs making the wealthy wealthier. Is this really shocking to anyone? Those folks handing you coffee out the window of your local McDonalds probably wish they were making better money too..and were not be exploited by the McDonalds Corp..many of those people had little or no opporunity to better themselves while they slave away for a rich and powerful corporation.
The NCAA attempts to make sure these players have an opportunity to get a college degree that can provide a better life for the thousands of players who don't make it to the NFL level..no one gives a chance like that to a Sonic car hop.
Last I knew, college football players were free to chase tail..attend parties..get smashed etc. just like the rest of college attendees. I see very little that is being denied most of these players.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Just something to think about.||
Some people love to discuss the "Athletes make money for their university" issue and rightly so I think.
No one every discusses the "Cheating athletes/coaches costing their university" issue. So, while Webber helped make Michigan tons of cash, his actions then cost them tons of cash as well.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Agree with the Lifeson||
Agree with the Lifeson comment..always loved "The Trees", "Digital Man" and "Subdivisions".
Big Mark Knopfler fan as well..."Down by the Waterline" is a personal favorite.
Zeppelin..."Over the Hills and Far Away"...wish I was good enough to play the accoustic intro.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||The only knock against the||
The only knock against the 3-3-5, is the replacement of an OLB, with a tweener safety who might have difficulty holding up against the run. Also, it's a little harder to adjust to a two tight end set.
Our problem with the 3-3-5 is that our players don't understand it, aren't fundamentally sound within the scheme and lack sufficient depth and in some cases, don't fit the scheme very well.
One of the only problems I have with Rich, is not deciding this is what he wanted, and getting players recruited to the scheme earlier..thus avoiding our depth issues.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||If....||
Also, if appears to me that Avery is expecting Mouton to fill the Backside A..so that he can fill the Backside B gap.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||I know on one, it appeared to||
I know on one, it appeared to be three deep coverage, and I think Avery took his man too far inside..he probably didn't see the threat from the RB on the wheel and was aligned too far to to the middle of the field.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Harbaugh's offense||
Has some spread elements in it. Luck even runs by design from time to time. I don't think the transition would be enormous.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Blame Robinson all you want.||
But the Captain of this ship needs to go down with it. It's Rich who can't decide what he wants and how he wants to do it.
The only two things the Purdue disaster of 08 and the PSU disaster of 2010 have in common is Rich..unfortunately.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||A couple of things. 1.||
A couple of things.
1. At a certain point, when asking these players to sweat and sacrafice, but the goal of winning isn't achieved, you'll lose them. Only the players can say at this point if they are tired of the "work you arse off" mantra when they've gotten minimal gain from it. Ask yourself, how hard would you work for your boss, if you were getting the same result as these players are.
2. If a coach who runs the spread or a version of the spread comes on board, I doubt the offensive drop off would be great..if there was dropoff at all. Now, moving from the spread and shread to more traditional offenses (or spreads designed to throw) would be disaster.
3. Something I've been thinking about. If Michigan does jettison Rodriguez, and brings Harbaugh in (btw, I think Harbaugh's Stanford offense would translate very well to Michigan)..and he went 9-3 next year, what a nice clean break that would be for Michigan. The losing past would be behind us..the bright future ahead (by evidence of JH's winning season)..the bitter taste of the recent past could be washed away.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Enron||
|2 years 30 weeks ago||I know it's sophmoric||
But everytime I see Matt McGloin, I can't help but think Pat MaGroin.
Please return to your regularly scheduled broadcasts..
|2 years 30 weeks ago||National Lampoon Zone||
National Lampoon Zone Play
Looks like 3 deep 4 under. Avery should reroute the slot, open up toward the qb..drop to the curl, look for a threat in the flat.
Demens has the TE threat between he and Mouton. He chucks TE, but IMHO is late on the drop.
If Demens leaves the TE and drops correctly, likely the ball would not have been thrown..and hopefully Mouton would have taken care of the TE. If Avery drops correctly, we stopp this short of the sticks.
The Iso play against Kovacs was on Mouton. Kovacs may have over penetrated a bit, but Mouton is basically unblocked.
Michigan doesn't really ask most of it's DLs to take on doubles..instead, the lighter guys are asked to work under the first and over the second block. So, Mouton should know that Banks has his inside, Kovacs is forcing to him, and he should be outside the OT, and at the worst, this is forced into Banks or a possible fill from Demens.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Pete||
This really comes down to the player, and how he faces adversity. Some get crushed by the expectations and failure, and some respond to the challenges and overcome.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Someone mentioned bumping the crossing route.||
Yeah, I'd like to see Mouton bump the route..but. Jamming an under route comes at the expensive of depth on the drop. If you don't get deep enough, it makes the throw to the post or curl easier, as the QB can rifle it in instead of having to manuever the ball around a dropping backer.
That's why Iowa runs the TE between the LBs..to hold them and distort the zone to open up the post or curl. As a LB here, you are kinda caught between a rock and a hard place. Get too shallow you open up those curl and post routes..get too deep and the drag has a free run across. Exactly what Iowa intended.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||This is a perfect example of||
This is a perfect example of how the youth of our team hurts us. This is NOT a condemnation of Courtney Avery. He has the physical attributes to be a fine CB. Given four years of solid instruction and a desire to learn, he'll be fine.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Agreed||
The last thing Rogers wants here, is to be beaten to the outside, and he should have been aiming at the receivers outside hip the whole time..if you get juked to the inside..well ok, maybe someone else gets the tackle, but he should be driving through the outside hip of the ball carrier.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||I am not privy to the finner points of DB play..||
But I think, Avery should have opened up to the inside after bumping the slot..and thereby having a view of the QB and the developing drag route.
I know that Iowa ran the TE over the middle to pull Demens out of position so that:
1. he couldn't get a bump on the crossing DJK.
2. He wasn't into the curl to force a throw over him to the slot..and if DJK gets the ball, he's not in a position to help.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Looked at the Bell TD run a||
Looked at the Bell TD run a little closer...
I think the motion here got Michigan out of alignment in the secondary, and that C.Gordon should have moved to his right. We are outmanned on the shortside of the field. Obi moves to the gap, but I think he should have played it a little differently, with a shuffle and reading the RB. However, we were outmanned on that side and probably should have shifted the NT to the TE side A gap.
Patterson isn't stout enough to hold up to a double, and I think Michigan wants the NT to go under the C here and stay in front of the G. Patterson doesn't do this reall well and is getting moved off the ball. It's a shame BWC isn't ready. I'd prefer to see Sagesse in this spot.
Mouton needs to see this happening, and flow over the C's block quickly. If Mouton moves over the top quickly, we can get this stopped at 8-10 yards.
IMHO, the best thing would have been for a shift up front, or for C.Gordon to have taken the motion man, allowing Floyd to fill from the backside of this play. As it is, there is no way our S can get to this in time.
So, if this was really aligned as per GERG's instructions, it's a bad defense. If not, someone messed up and didn't shift correctly with the motion.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||If obi is right on the two||
If obi is right on the two long TD's, then all the other players on the defensive front are wrong..because Obi fill a gap that is already filled.
I think Obi got his wires crossed on what the call actually was, because I can't figure out what he's doing..if he was run blitzing, the the players to the side he's blitzing in should all be slanting and they aren't
|2 years 32 weeks ago||I thought I was the only one||
I thought I was the only one old enough to wonder about that. heh
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Ezeh only needs to worry||
Ezeh only needs to worry about outside of Roh, if the TE trys to seal up Roh. If not, Roh has contain and Ezeh is free to find the ball and attack. The TE never threatened Roh..he takes T.Gordon, leaving Ezeh unblocked.
If Ezeh is run blitzing, then this is different, but he's clearly not. There is no overload situation, because we have every gap on that side covered.
Ezeh overeacts to the motion TE..and runs frontside instead of reading the back and the motioning TE. the fact that the TE didn't continue to the outside, tells you that this is designed to run between the tackles.
Ezeh should stay as wide as the motioning TE..find the ball and react. He may not have had time to make this play, but he did not react approriately.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Actually||
I don't think Michigan's scheme calls for Martin to take on a double here..he's coached to let the Center go, and then work behind the center but in front of the guard trying to seal him, and flow along the LOS.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||I gotta disagree about Ezeh.||
I gotta disagree about Ezeh. He's not threatened with any outside movement by the RB..T.Gordon has the lead blocker.
Ezeh should keep enough leverage on the ball carrier that he can make either play in this case because he's totally unblocked.
He has some outside responsibility here, but his first responsibility is the ball carrier.
Martin got caught up in the combo block. Had he gotten frontside of the OG, he'd flow along the LOS and make this play. Banks does nothing more than hold his gap and apparently fall down.
I'd prefer to see Mouton stack up the OC a little better and cut down on the cut back gap.
Ezeh should shuffle left..just outside of RVB, not all way outside the c gap.