|2 weeks 1 day ago||Of course it was, Mo.||
It was three of the best years of your life because you went to one of the best universities in the world for free and got paid good money to play B1G hoops.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||(No subject)|
|4 weeks 2 days ago||You can get every single student to sign...||
...and it won't make one damn bit of difference. As students during finals week, I would think you all would have much better things to do with your time.
A good stadium seating cause would be to double the width of the aisles and have bench seating. They certainly can afford it, and it would make the game experience much more comfortable.
Worried about largest attendance? Add a couple rows to the top.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Dumb||
All unranked teams are not equal. If a team starts the preseason at the top of the "others receiving votes" (i.e. #26) and then goes 4-7, it is unreasonable to call that "zero difference" b/w preseason opinion and actual results, nor to see that as not being overrated.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Okay, going to be hard to top 1947-48||
Football: B1G and national champs
Basketball: B1G champs
Hockey: no conference yet but NCAA champs
Baseball: B1G champs
|5 weeks 2 days ago||If you're getting your degree next year...||
...revel in what will be an unbelievable year of Michigan Athletics. There's a good chance of a B1G title in every major sport for the first time since...maybe ever. (Well, especially hockey since there's never been a B1G, but you know what I mean.)
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Whoever negged this "Redundant:"||
Check the time-stamp first, please. Sheesh.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Attention, Seth:||
"My favorite coverage was one named Rolex..."
We didn't call it "Rolex," but we ran this coverage a lot. Use your mod powers and email me if you're interested.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Ricky green supporters||
Gary Grant was better.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||I saw that...||
...and it is perhaps the dumbest look ahead I've ever read.
So, we lose one player and bring in #12 recruiting class and are...not top 25. Sparty loses one player, brings in a nothing recruiting class and are...#3?!? Kentucky loses in the first round...of the NIT, and is preseason #1? Until those freshmen show up and play, not buying it. Their freshmen this year were supposed to reload, as they were preseason #3.
Okay, Burke was POY, but Spike + Walton only < Burke, not <<<< Burke. And when you factor in our current freshmen making their biggest improvement, plus the overall effect of replacing the value of Burke, Vogrich, McLimans, Akunne, Person, and Bartlestein with Walton, Irvin, and Donnal, I just don't get how you drop from the 2nd best team in the nation to around #30.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||To the OP's point||
Two of Hancock's four straight 3-pt. buckets came off offensive rebounds.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Not even close||
PG Spike Albrecht
SG Spike Albrecht
SF Spike Albrecht
PF Spike Albrecht
C Spike Albrecht
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Pics or it didn't...||
|6 weeks 4 days ago||It's smh territory...||
...to think that a lot of fans were calling for his head...in his third year here, with no facilities and no tradition to relate to high school talent.
It was so bad it got to a point that Dave Brandon was asked about it, to which he replied, "I'd have to go hire another John Beilein."
All those impatient, ignorant jackholes should come out and admit they were dead wrong. And I do sincerely wish it were all.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Yes||
Rankings are updated as games are played. Our fire-bombing of them dropped them from #1 to #2. All the rankings I listed are current.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Show me the money!|
|6 weeks 6 days ago||I would go with Payne...||
...but I'm surprised no one suggested Gary Harris, or the frosh. center from Purdue.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Brian, we have another one...||
Beilein, referring to team doing "Harlem Shake" on the bus:
"We had dancing on the bus. It was wonderful."
Doesn't fit the pattern, but might be funnier: "It’s tough to do the Harlem Shake sitting down."
He might as well have said, "Pimpin' ain't easy."
|7 weeks 2 days ago||JR...||
...wins it like this b/c he gets his lead foot (in this case his right) planted in the ground, while Gibbs's lead foot (his left) is in the air at point of contact. Basically, JR just beat him to the punch really badly.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||What I'm most scared of...||
...is a team with quick guards who are good off the dribble. They've been causing us a lot of problems with our help defense. Correct me if I'm wrong, but that would leave me to believe 'Ville is the toughest match-up for us. Does Syracuse have this as a strength? When Southerland sat with 4 fouls against 'Ville, 'Cuse went away.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Give Beilein 4-5 days||
I like our chances of getting shots, just have to hit them.
Here's some ideas from Izzo:
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Dear Sparties, Bucknuts, and Tom Crean:|
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Pretty bad job by UCLA AD||
If you're going to get rid of Coach A, you'd better be 100% sure Coach B is a) better than Coach A and b) promised to take the job.
If there's a University AD 101 class out there, I'd be willing to bet UCLA and UNM would be case studies on how not to hire/fire coaches.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||You've gotta be super pissed...||
...if you're the UNM AD, though. The reason for the extension is to ward off the UCLAs of the world. In fact, if I were the AD, I would've started the extension talks with, "What would it take to keep you here instead of going to, say, UCLA?"
|7 weeks 6 days ago||If I were a Spartan...||
...I'd be more embarrassed by my base's reaction to, and obsession with, "scUM" and at all the reprehensible behavior (dirty players, off-field incidents) than at any game results.
Sparties always brag about how their fans are only MSU alums and their families. Yo, Sparty, there's a reason for that which goes beyond the "bandwagon" excuse you always fall back on.
I've always found most Sparties to be good people--likeable and friendly...until it comes to Michigan, at which point some severe psychological issues rise to the surface.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||No.||
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Fucking.||
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Way.||
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Making 30 footers...||
...with a 6-8 guy in your face helps.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Pretty hard to win when:||
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Wear these tonight, plz, adidas?||
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Hmmmm...||
I can see whether or not Walsh would draft offensive players being interesting insight, but I don't really see how his "insight" on defensive players would be very good. Parcells, maybe.
There are a lot of voices that go into how players are evaluated by an organization. Guys like Walsh and Parcells may make the final call, but they were still being provided scouting reports by other people who use subjective opinions to form their analysis.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||As high as everyone is on us now...||
...that's how down on us they were coming into the weekend.
Admit it, the teams we played were a great fit for our style. They liked to run, and we kill teams in transition. What gives us trouble? Slow tempo, inside game, and great rebounding teams. SDSU and VCU were anything but. GRIII and McGary went nuts b/c there was no inside presence to turn them away. GRIII is our 4 and he didn't have to go against a 6-9 B1G bruiser, so he excelled. McGary got his lunch handed to him by Zeller and Payne/Nix.
Kansas, Florida, etc. will be very tough for us. I pray that Kansas won't try to slow the game down, and we should pack the paint against them. If we box out, we in. If we don't, we lose.
ESPN doing their ESPN brilliance thing again, re-seeding us #2 overall b/c we beat a low-major and a mid-major with no size on either team.
I think we can beat anyone in the country, but I'm not going to be thinking we're the shizzle now just b/c of 2 games in which we beat small teams who tried to run with us. Our issues have not magically gone away nor have our problems been solved.
With the exception of @MSU, no one has blown us out, and I think the game(s) will be close, but expect some frustrating moments next weekend.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||/sigh|
|9 weeks 2 days ago||If only...||
...I were more tech savvy then I could put this video to "Harlem Shake."
Throwin' the request out there.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Jackrabbits||
They play 7 guys and suck at defense. Guard the 3, box out, and then run them into submission. We may hang a hundy on these guys.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Nice D in the 2nd half, fellas||
Wisconsin 51 points in a half.
17-28 FGs, 6-9 3pt FG, 71% eFG.
13 layup/tip/dunk attempts by Wisconsin in the half.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Denny Felsner||
162 GP, 139 G, 122 A, 261 Pts
Top Goal Scorer in CCHA History...by 12 goals; only player in CCHA to score over 100 goals in CCHA games.
|10 weeks 1 hour ago||Obviously, these are hideous.||
Also, they could be worse. And the players chose, so fine.
The problem I have with this is that when uniforms become this big a focus, and the players are caught off guard, and then have to choose, they're thinking about their god damned uniforms instead of what they have to do on the fucking court.
It's just a distraction we don't need. I'd rather we think about boxing fucking out.
|10 weeks 23 hours ago||TOs||
Minny had 17; Illinois, 5.
|10 weeks 23 hours ago||Minny||
just scored a total of 2 FTs in the last 6 minutes of the game. Blech.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Ewwww....||
Illini now 4-19 from the floor this half. This team is like a squad of Carmelo Anthonys. If they're on, very dangerous. If not, ugliness ensues.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks||
My first year as a student at Michigan was 88-89. We won the Rose Bowl and the National Championship in basketball. I thought this would be the norm, not realizing at the time how amazing it was.
I'm optimistic we'll soon see a day when we pull a 06-07 Florida and win both national titles, and hopefully go a step further and get a hockey title the same year. I don't think a national title in more than two major sports has ever been done.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Word||
Anyone can find out by clicking the "voting details" tab, but in this case they deserved to be called out.
polometer, Kapitan Howard
These members have just north of 100 points in over 3 years of membership, so I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt in hoping they did it by accident.
Otherwise, negging posts like this is more reason to tempt the banhammer than some of the things that have gotten Bolivia'd, imo.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||You're not harshing my Denard mellow...||
...you're harshing my humanity mellow. It's a freakin' message board, man. You're being a little ignoble here.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Dude||
Not much gray area in, "I blame Beilein...."
|10 weeks 1 day ago||I appreciate your effort, Ace.||
Though all it really took was, "Watch THJ, GRIII, Stauskas, and Burke choose not to box out here."
|10 weeks 1 day ago||I'm a former coach...||
...and I can say for certainty that you should attend a few practices before making those statements.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah||
GRIII and McGary seem like good candidates. Don't think we'll see Stauskas, eh?
|10 weeks 2 days ago||You mean||
Beilein wasn't all like, "In case you haven't heard, I don't do 'assistant coach.'"
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Wait a minute.||
Where's Florida? New Mexico? Arizona? Oklahoma State?
Can you do those? (Thanks for doing this; I know it's a lot.)
|10 weeks 3 days ago||This is about record vs. top 25, then vs. top 50, then last 10.||
So, without looking here would be my S-curve:
This turns out to be:
Which would make regions:
|10 weeks 3 days ago||To suggest Beilein doesn't teach boxing out...||
...is the dumbest thing I've read on here in a long time, maybe ever. He can teach all he want, but he can't make a guy do it.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Please||
Seek professional help.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||We played man the whole game...||
...and Oladipo had seven offensive rebounds. That has nothing to do with how many bigs are on the floor. No big would ever be assigned to Oladipo. If you did so just to keep him from getting offensive rebounds, he'd drive and dunk all game long.
Nobody has mentioned this, and I love the kid, but THJ is just not a good player. Shoots a low percentage, takes way too many bad shots, gets beat off the dribble like nobody's business, causing a lot of our defensive woes this year, and wouldn't box out if he worked for UPS. Oladipo was Hardaway's man today. FAIL.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Exactly.||
When the zebs huddled I turned to my wife and said, "They're discussing how to explain how it wasn't intentional/flagrant b/c if they call it, the game's over. And they just don't have the balls to do that."
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Methinks...||
...Wisconsin just shot to the top of kenpom's "luck" factor ranking.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Who's player's dad is that?||
Oh, wait, it's Greg Oden.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Who I'd take:||
In the Bracket Matrix, about 8 of these teams make the field, and that's with no "spot stealers:" teams that win their conference's autobid who would not have made the field otherwise, and their conference's best team is good enough to get an at-large berth. So, I'm taking 7 teams, and if it goes down to 6, b-bye St. Mary's.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||IMO||
...it's about the number of top 25, top 50, and top 100 wins, when we're considering bubble teams. By their very nature, bubble teams will either have lots of quality wins and lots of bad losses, or few of either. Bubble teams won't be playing bad teams, so the question becomes, can you beat good teams? I think it's pretty obvious the 2013 Kentuckys of the world can't, and, therefore, shouldn't be in the tournament.
When good teams have a bad day, they don't cover the spread, play teams too close, or pull a Michigan at Penn State. These games are almost virtually ignored when it comes time to select the field and seeds. But when a bubble team has a bad day, the consequences are enormous. I think too much so.
At the end of the day, can you beat good teams? What you don't see (and what I'd like to see) is record vs. top 25, 50 and 100 teams away from home (neutral or road).
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Wait. What?||
Just a few posts up, you said we need this win "bad." Now it's "just a gimmick?"
Is this the new "No Spin Zone?"
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Request||
Will you please do the same (with the blind quality win/bad loss suggestion) for teams fighting for #1 seeds?
|11 weeks 3 days ago||I would rather...||
...you title your thread properly so I can better tell whether or not to read it. Are you getting a percentage of the google adwords revenue on this page?
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Watched this one live when I was a 10-year-old||
living in Blacksburg, VA.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||If we couldn't stay in front of Newbill...||
...and that's how they got all those open looks, how the hell can we stay in front of Appling?
It might make sense to go box-and-1 on Harris and pack it in against Payne/Nix.
The problem I have is we have zero confidence right now, coming off a demoralizing loss, and they've had an entire week to prepare.
Everyone just visualize being extremely happy after the game and pray for the best.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Wow||
His offenses at LSU have been garbage. Then factor in what type of talent he gets, and his offenses have been inexcusably horrid.
Not to mention the guy's an ass hat...
|12 weeks 12 hours ago||I've scrolled through this thread about a half dozen times...||
...and I've lol'd at this every single time. Really needs to be front paged.
|12 weeks 14 hours ago||(No subject)||
|12 weeks 14 hours ago||Those are the best uniforms...||
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Dude's not built like GRIII||
He has dead legs, wasn't a plus defender before and his once-automatic 3-pt shot has regressed--short on a lot of them. A physical specimen like GRIII can log a lot of minutes as a freshman, but Nik has been on the court too much...don't understand why Matty Vogrich couldn't have gotten some minutes.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Of course it's time to nag you.||
You are trying to watch a game when you could be cleaning the bathroom, giving her a foot rub, or generally planning ways to make her happy. Who the hell cares if you are?
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Death From Above||
Yeah, that's about right. Never has a thread been more appropriately titled.
Evan Turner, John Gasser, Ben Brust...
Add Jermaine Marshall to the list. 31.5% 3pt shooter goes 6/10 against us.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Never...||
...has a thread been more appropriately titled.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Also||
Remember the 2010-2011 team winning down the stretch in Breslin with the Stu dagger?
|12 weeks 1 day ago||(No subject)||
|12 weeks 3 days ago||/drumroll||
Houghton Gremlins...another U.P. entry. Bessemer Speedboys as well.
|13 weeks 17 hours ago||P.S.||
Get a life.
|13 weeks 17 hours ago||Go eat a dick||
1. I didn't use photoshop.
2. I guess the word "awful" isn't in your photoshop dictionary.
3. You're a douche.
|13 weeks 22 hours ago||(No subject)|
|13 weeks 4 days ago||That opponents' FG% chart...||
...should be front-paged ASAP.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Just how bad is our D?||
From umhoops.com preview:
PSU today: 44% 2pt, 33% 3pt, eFG = 54%, 1.05 PPP
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Consistent theme since Indiana:||
Opponent getting way easier looks than we are.
And this is the best it's been in a while...
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Good question||
Please go back to bed.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||In this situation...||
...I would've played full-court press, 1-2-1-1 formation where you allow the pass into the near corners and then trap the ball. Foul any pass by the player being trapped. You give up the long ball b/c a layup can't beat you.
Either that or you put McGary on the ball and play 2 deep, 2 under, football-type zone pass D. Break on the underneath throw and foul before he can get into a shooting position. Never trail a player. Anticipate where he's going to be so he has to radically change direction to get into a shooting (throwing) position.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Hmmmm....||
Davers gonna Dave.
How do you reconcile this:
Excuse me, but I'm going to yell.
If you're concerned about both these things...THEN DON'T EXPAND THE CONFERENCE! If it doesn't make sense...THEN EXPANDING THE CONFERENCE DOESN'T MAKE SENSE!
If you do the money dance, there's going to be fall out. You made the bed, now lie in it.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||They didn't win, we lost.||
13 missed layups to 3, not fouling at end of regulation = L.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||The ONLY way you don't win...||
...is allowing them to take a three.
Fucking foul him, LeVert.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Give it!||
Give the foul here.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Where is the GD foul?||
|14 weeks 5 days ago||BOOOOM!!!!||
|14 weeks 5 days ago||If Burke tries a step back 3 at the buzzer here...||
...I may burn my house down. No, the neighborhood.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||BOX||
|14 weeks 5 days ago||No doubles...||
...guard the 3-pt. line.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Gotta get GRIII and Nik...||
...some more rest down the stretch of this season.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Somebody slap that kid...||
...two missed bunnies and a jack-up.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||WTF||
|14 weeks 5 days ago||GRIII...||
...has hit the freshman wall.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks...||
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Quit taking 20-ft. 2-pt. shots...||
|14 weeks 5 days ago||STFU||
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Goddammit, Nik||
And totally a charge.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||How the fuck...||
...do we give up an uncontested 3 as the shot clock expires?
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Not even...||
...close to being set there.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||They haven't had...||
...to take a tough shot yet this half.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||We make layups this half...||
...and we win going away. Seven missed layups in the first half.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Sorry about the double post||
Though most of you don't seem to mind.
Yeah, didn't seem interested in "Michigan makes the cover of SI," as SI is almost irrelevant. If it werern't for the swimsuit issue, it would be. Funny, when I was in grade school (pre-ESPN) SI drove sports news.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Hello||
Recalibrate thy meter of sarcasm.
Moreover, even if I was serious, one doesn't neg someone simply for disagreeing. I don't know who it was, just sayin.'
|15 weeks 13 hours ago||Basically...||
...he's trying to get all the B1G coaches to get on board with oversigning.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||12 layups or dunks by OSU tonight||
Play some god damned defense.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Get your own phrase, asshole.||
GTFO Crean. That one's copyrighted, bitch.
|16 weeks 1 hour ago||The blue version of this...||
...would look pretty sweet.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Rickey||
is actually the guy in the dead middle of this picture.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Debbie Downer Alert||
Not only is our record at IU horrible, it has almost always been that whatever can go wrong, will do so in Assembly Hall. I just hope we play well.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Here are the four NCAA champions:||
Out of the four, three of them were clearly the class of college hoops the entire season. So I'm sayin' there's a chance.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||It's not all about the Fab 5||
I think it would be best if every player who had wins vacated came back. Yes, the Fab 5 was the overwhelming driver of value, but those important role players who had absolutely nothing to do with the sanctions got screwed, too.
Why is it automatically a Fab 5 reunion? What about Rob Pelinka, Eric Riley, James Voskuil, Dugan Fife, and all the other players not in the Fab 5? Without Riley, the Fab 5 doesn't make the Final Four in 91-92. Without Voskuil, they don't beat Cincinnati and make the title game that same year. Etc., etc., etc.
I love the Fab 5, and I was one of those students who filled Crisler to the rafters back then. But let's have some more respect and recognition for the other guys on those teams who busted their butts for Michigan.
|17 weeks 12 hours ago||Wow||
Nice to meet you, Mrs. Gardner. You did a fine job raising your son.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Just when you thought...||
...there was an NFL coach who understood expected values, Belichick punts from the Ravens 35, 34, and 45 (on 4th and 2) in the same game. Two of the ensuing drives were Baltimore TDs.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Minny-IU||
This one's a bruiser--they're lettin' 'em play and it's like football out there. Hopefully that will take some steam out of the Goofers, and Beilein has thoroughly out-coached Tubby in the Barn since '09.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||I've been watching since the mid-70s...||
...and I count four players who caused me to hold my breath every time they touched the ball:
And that, in my opinion, should be the modern-era Mt. Rushmore of Michigan Football.
The only teams that made me that confident/excited were the '97 defense and the '00 offense. (And, honestly, this year's hoop squad and the '97 hockey team.)
|20 weeks 16 hours ago||Leaders and Best||
|20 weeks 16 hours ago||Pullin' hard...||
...for 'Bama to take ND to the woodshed. If ND has a scoring drive of more than 4 plays I'll be stunned. If 'Bama avoids the big play, Irish don't score. Their O is garbage and Saban's had a month to prepare.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Done||
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Magnus...||
...also thought Mike Cox was a beast.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||I sure am enjoying...||
...the Spartan Puntfest 2012.
Sadler's going to need a starting pitcher type ice wrap after this one.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||This is almost comical.||
Sparty On, Brahs.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Wow, Maxwell.||
And Delvon Roe was ripping on our QB?
|24 weeks 14 hours ago||Too easy solution||
Move to corner of State and Packard, where the failed Packard Pub was.
Blimpy at that location = gold mine
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Bielema:||
"No, I'm the biggest douche in college football, fergodsakes!"
|24 weeks 5 days ago||WTF||
I'm sure Delany loves seeing all those empty seats.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Honestly...||
...this is the kind of thing that B1G schools need to start doing with their football programs. About 5-10 years ago, the league started hiring a who's who for hoop coaches, and look where it is now.
When the Purdues and Illinois of the world go big and hire guys like Peterson instead of Danny Hope, that's when it will get back to being one of, if not the, best conference in the country. With BTN dollars, schools certainly should be able to open the bank and give top coaches a virtual blank check.
Seriously, if Peterson was willing to go to Arkansas, why wouldn't Purdue go to him and say, "Name your price. Ohio will be up there, but there's no reason we can't be a Wisconsin, and Penn State's headed toward irrelevance." Now, there's certainly good reasons for a Peterson to pick Arkansas or Tennessee over a Purdue, but that shouldn't stop Purdue from trying. Look at Arkansas. They went after Miles, and while it was never going to happen, it was verified by Les as legitimate, which probably made the job a little more attractive.
So when Purdue gives Kevin Sumlin a $5M/yr. offer, and when TA&M matches it, it opens up the eyes of top coaches on the market.
|25 weeks 13 hours ago||Three keys to winning:||
Pass efficiency is also strongly correlated with rush yards per carry and 3rd down conversions.
Usually, if teams have two of the three and aren't horrendous at the third, they win most of their games.
So, if Gardner is top 10 in pass efficiency, Mattison continues to do his thing with a deeper, more talented roster, and we can get back to the plus side in TO margin, I believe this team is a sleeper for the BCS title game.
The key is going to be the OL being able to generate a good ypc and protect him in the pass game to put Devin in a higher probability of success.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||MEA||
|25 weeks 1 day ago||What is written on the bottom of Mitch's shoe?||
|25 weeks 4 days ago||I couldn't disagree more||
From tackle to tackle, every OL in college football runs zone and gap schemes. Not to mention that inverted veer is power except there's no FB kicking out the DE, the DE is influenced outside by the sweep action and it's a read. From tackle to tackle, inverted veer is power.
The main difference b/w this year and last year is we had the Rimington Award winning All-American at center, Schofield at guard, and Huyge at RT. That takes out an All-American and a reliable run blocker and replaces them with Mealer and Barnum.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||ND...||
...better summon all the power of Christianity they can muster to pray for Georgia to win the SEC title game. If ND played 'Bama next week I doubt they'd score, but Saban with a month to prepare for a true freshman QB?
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Good job Sparty||
Picking Dantonio over Kelly.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Good thing for you...||
...that Butthurt in South Bend isn't a mod anymore, or you just would've been sent to Bolivia. You wouldn't have deserved it, but it would've happened nonetheless.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||MGowtfdude||
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Duh||
This is why you don't run fucking iso in short yardage--or ever, for that matter--with this team. Yet there we were, in the biggest game of the year, doing it over and over in the 2nd half.
The only conclusion I can come to is that Borges is diabetic and he forgot to check his blood sugar.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||If the current mods...||
...were like you, you'd have just lost all your points, Hypocrite in South Bend.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Two words:||
Greg Fucking Davis.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Are you serious?||
Why would he bother politicking?
1. He's Urban Meyer.
2. Do you remember 2006?
|26 weeks 5 days ago||If...||
...ND loses to USC and Ohio beats us, be ready for that always-enjoyable Urban Meyer politicking for the national title.
Frankly, it's a strong argument. Not bulletproof, but strong. The only thing holding them back is a signature win due to the weakness of the B1G and their soft non-conference slate. They've always had at least one strong non-con, and I bet when they scheduled Cal they were a top-10 program, but they can't point to anything other than being undefeated. However, being the only undefeated team is a strong argument.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Blazefire!||
You just won the internet! What are you going to do?
|27 weeks 3 days ago||And thus...||
...a nickname was born.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Nice bubble screen as smiley face avatar||
|27 weeks 4 days ago||The students arrive late...||
...the lame-o wal-marts, profs, and alums leave early. I don't see much of a difference.
Yeah, the empty seats paint an unflattering picture, but so does an army of middle agers bolting for their cars to beat traffic in the middle of the 3rd Q against Iowa in 2010, a game in which Tate almost lead a miraculous comeback.
FIFO is a good idea, but reducing the size of the stadium that generates the most noise is not.
If we're going to penalize students for arriving late, shouldn't we penalize 40+ year-olds who leave early?
Also, I've been in favor of having pro-style, individual chairs w/cup holders for years now. It may not make sense in the student section, simply b/c it makes it way more dangerous when trying to rush the field. And whether there are no seats at all or a collection of barca loungers or a Marine battlefied instructional course, students are going to rush the field after a huge win.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Yes||
Pretty much any win against FBS competition.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Fayetteville...||
...somewhat nice. Don't stray too far out of town. Some good BBQ joints near campus.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||When you go from..||
...the Rimington Award Winning NFL guy to a guy who's never started before (except maybe spot duty), yeah, there's gonna be just a little dropoff there.
From Brian's 2012 OL Preview: (http://mgoblog.com/content/preview-2012-offensive-line)
"Rimington winner and reach-block fiend David Molk exits, and Michigan will feel that loss. How keenly depends on how senior Ricky Barnum adapts to center."
Um, yeah, not so much.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||It's too late to do it now...||
...but if Denard is, as Magnus says, "a running back playing QB," and Gardner looked like a better decision maker (plus being 6'4" doesn't hurt) at QB after only one week of practice, and if our RBs aren't doing well....
Imagine the power read (what Brian calls inverted veer) with Devin at Q and Denard at RB influencing the DE.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Shane's numbers||
...are cautionarily pedestrian, given his 5-star rating and the level of HS talent around him. Even when he plays outside the Catholic League Central Division, he doesn't light it up like one would expect.
Yes, Shane has good mechanics and throws a great ball, but we have no idea how good of a decision maker he will be at the D-1 level or if he will crack under pressure on the big stage. Let's not annoint the kid until we've seen him play a few games for Michigan.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||He was the starter.||
There's an interesting discussion of this on "The Schembechler Years" video. (90 minutes, must-own, imo.)
|29 weeks 2 days ago||This is what I think he means:||
"Some of the things told about Russell..."
Okay: "Jeebus Bellomy sucked in this game."
Not Okay: "Bellomy sucks, he doesn't deserve a scholarship."
Once there was a Michigan QB who was a redshirt soph. starter and had 2 starts under his belt. Then he went out to UCLA and played terribly and Michigan lost. If he had played even average football, Michigan wins. The next game Michigan went to Illinois and this QB played even worse before a super talent came in reserve, played on one wheel and rescued the Wolverines.
Terrible things were said about this player pretty much up until he was set to finish his career at Michigan, basically re-writing the QB record books at Michigan. His name is John Navarre.
The point is this: while it's fine to criticize an individual's performance, let's not: a) criticize the individual; b) jump to conclusions about his abilities and/or potential.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Especially||
...since Gasser is still eligible at Wisconsin.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Mainly for 2 reasons:||
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Keep in mind that...||
...generally, journalists don't know jack shit about football (or any other sport, for that matter).
|31 weeks 2 days ago||Paging Section 1...||
...Paging Section 1. Your presence is required in the Freep thread, please.
(Does he really need to be paged to show up here?)
|31 weeks 4 days ago||He won't...||
...miss out on being on good football teams if his new list is any indication.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||Whatever||
you say, damefan1.
|32 weeks 2 days ago||No||
A team defending the pro-style running attack only has to defend one threat, not two. Furthermore, spread-option makes you defend multiple runners on each play. Sure, pro-style has play-action and such, but so does spread option, giving you everything the pro-style does. And I don't buy that spread option teams aren't good passing schemes. I think it's largely b/c it's extremely rare that a dual threat QB is a good passer. When it happens, you get RGIII. When it doesn't, you get Denard and Braxton Miller.
By the way, go check the NCAA rushing statistics and tell me what schemes are the best running the football.
Hmm, notice a trend there? Gee, where's the pro-style?
In fact, find me a pro-style offense in the top 25 in total offense.
The only reason spread option isn't in the NFL is they:
But it's slowly starting to make it's way to the league (RGIII, Colin Kaepernick).
|32 weeks 2 days ago||I have a problem with this:||
"...we don’t do a heck of a lot of home position running, you know, under center -- we do a little bit of it, not like we will in the future and like, you know … so in that regard because you’re doing a lot of gun running, you kind of pick which guy you want to defend..."
In other words, in the future you won't make the defense pick which guy they have to defend? I mean, that's what "home position running" is. That's why spread option is the best offense in football: you make the defense pick their poison.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||Mmmhmmm...||
...he was there for only 6 months.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||Well played, sir.||
"[h]e's going to get top dollar when he goes to sell his books back."
Haven't lol'd at a post in a long time. You are a credit to your craft.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah...||
...'cause kids don't go to FUMA for football at all.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||The funniest part might be...||
...that the only day he doesn't love is Saturday--game day. I bet Urban loved that one.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Some questions for you||
|33 weeks 4 days ago||ahem||
"Maybe WVU will always be cursed with having bad DB coaching...."
|33 weeks 6 days ago||The only non-white people...||
...at the Minnesota-Iowa game are on the field and sidelines.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||WVU||
Including the 41 yard punt return, WVU has allowed SIX plays of 20+ yards in the first half.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||Holy Sieve, Batman!||
WVU defense = optional
|34 weeks 5 days ago||Zona is holding the Ducks to 7?||
Thanks for bringing Casteel with you, Coach.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||Attention, Clemson:||
Richrod called. He wants his defense back.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||Dude...||
...if you're drunk you shouldn't have the banhammer, or any mod power right now.
And stop deleting every thread that isn't sunshine and rainbows.
You're behavior is just as reprehensible right now. And you're kind of being a big baby right now.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||Sheesh||
It was a joke. Relax, folks. Take a deep breath before you neg every non-positive comment.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||Coin flip...||
...on whether Denard will make a good decision each play.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||No, bro...||
...it's ND who's the fortunate team here tonight. Duh.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||Also...||
...it boggles the mind that ND is outflanked on our best play, inverted QB power. (I know what Brian and Smart Football say, but it's not veer.)
Furthermore, it's hard to believe that ND keeps lining up the same against that formation.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||We own the LOS||
It's too bad Denard is having a crapfest so far. We should be killing these guys.
Hit "reset," own the 4th and this is a W.
|35 weeks 6 hours ago||The worst thing about ND:||
Their fan base's sense of entitlement to the best of everything, including football.
|35 weeks 1 day ago||Scrape Exchange||
The above can be defended by scrape exchange:
OTOH, a good offensive adjustment would be to have the OT base block the DE and have the QB key the Mike LB. Run the screen action to keep the nickel out of the play.
When Coach Rod ran this triple here, he used a bubble screen. MSU didn't run scrape exchange, but they defended the bubble with the deep safety, who came screaming downhill if the slot bubbled. The offensive adjustment to base the DE and key the Mike would be at least equally as effective.
|35 weeks 1 day ago||QB Oh Noes||
Has not returned, according to that clip, anyway. That's pure dropback with Denard avoiding rushers. Watch the OL pass pro.
QB Oh Noes is zone blocking with Denard taking snap and running toward the line immediately, then flipping to a slot receiver.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||This is mostly RPS.||
Michigan is in man-free with 3 WR and a safety deep. This makes it 8-on-7 in the box for the UMass run game.
Bolden is responsible for B gap in front of him and he has an open window with a QB/RB mesh. He should know that either the QB or RB will run to this hole. Window open = hit it now (James Ross gangham style).
Furthermore, he spills the tackle instead of squeezing it. Michigan is in man-free, not zone. If M were in zone, the nickel (Avery) would apex the EMLOS and #3 a little more, and Bolden would spill the tackle to send the ball outside to the free hitter (Avery). Since M is in man-free, primary force is Ryan (you can tell by his wide alignment), and since Avery is man on #3, Bolden must squeeze the tackle and send the ball back to the pursuit. Ross isn't free b/c he has the center cutting him off right now. If the 1-tech was shading the center, the guard would be cutting him off. Kovacs is really the free hitter, but he's so far behind the play and in the traffic, he has little chance.
The best chance we have to stop this play is if Bolden sees it and attacks it so quickly that he squeezes the pulling tackle behind the LOS and clogs up running lanes, causing Cox to cut sharply in the backfield and giving the rest of the interior defense time to get off blocks and get to the ball.
Bottom line, it's 8-on-7. RPS -1. Tip your cap, the other guys get paid, too.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||That's a pretty small sample size...||
...for the Ace formations.
It's not just tendencies, but also capabilities that matter to a DC. Let's say you're the OC and I'm the DC. If you line up in 2 TE's on 1st and/or 2nd down, my main priority is to stop the run. I'm curious as to how many of those passes from Ace were play action.
In other words:
Run Down + Run Formation + Play Pass = High Success Rate
|35 weeks 3 days ago||Whoever negged me...||
...needs to go see Moneyball.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||I'm just sayin'...||
...his girlfriend is a six, at best.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||Damn||
Arizona put up 689 yards and gained 43 first downs on 102 offensive plays.
I know it's only S. Carolina St., but those are some ridiculous numbers.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||Combined Oversigning + Not||
Oversigning + Not Coached by Les Miles = pretty damn good
|35 weeks 5 days ago||Good job, Jeff.||
Good job, Jeff.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||Go for it.||
Go for it, Tedford.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||Sound the alert!||
Bucks in trouble.
Now watch Braxton juke the entire Cal D for about 80 yards.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||As bad as people think Denard is throwing it...||
...he's Aaron Rodgers compared to Miller. What a duck.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||Cheap shot...||
...by OSU DB Bryant.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||Agreed||
Especially with how softly and passively they attacked the WR. It's hard, but doable. First, attack straight at the WR, then take a slight inside path so he won't try to cut you, then (at the last instant) strike him nose to nose. Extend arms, post the outside arm, rip, and run.
I would've preferred a Saban-style cover 3 technique where the corners are about 7 off and shuffling with eyes toward the QB/backfield. The corners then can be coached to key linemen for getting downfield as their run/pass key.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||Dude...||
...you'd get gashed doing this:
"You slant the DTs and DEs outside and crash the A gap with a middle linebackers."
...against inside veer.
The playside OG and C are responsible for playside A gap, so your blitzer won't get home: either he blitzes from depth and never makes it or he comes up to the LOS, which now makes him legal to be cut. Backside OG has backside A. Playside OT has playside B gap, taking your stunting DT easily. QB reads the DE, who steps outside. QB gives to the FB, who is being tackled by the FS if he doesn't get blocked by the slot, who now has no ILB to seal and thus goes straight to the FS.
And if the WRs block/occupy the corners, the FB just ran untouched and hits his head on the goal post. Strike up the band.
|36 weeks 2 days ago||I can see it now...||
"Commemorative" parking space honoring that donor who most exemplifies the spirit of Jesse Owens and Fielding Yost parking their Model-T's. A donor who gives an extra $10,000 will be able to park in this, the only covered spot in the lot, designed like Yost's locker; i.e., a "spike on a wall," as Bo put it. In addition, the donor will receive a parking pass with a special patch on it with the logo "550-0."
|36 weeks 3 days ago||(No subject)|
|36 weeks 3 days ago||That's what you get...||
...when you try to fry shit at a deli.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Hmmm...||
It's been five years and you still think you "lost" it?
|36 weeks 5 days ago||B1G:||
Where the players' moms buy everyone ice cream after the games.
Seriously, how come our players weren't walking off the field at Jerryworld with Bomb-Pops and ice cream sandwiches?