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|3 days 22 hours ago||5-1-5||
Has anyone ever seriously played a 5-1-5 alignment? Seems like our base will be nickel (except against MSU and Wisconsin?), and there is so much D-Line talent and relatively little LB talent (that we know about). Let's call it "Bear Nickel."
|1 week 19 hours ago||40||
I think it's pretty comical (and amazing) that the DT recruit (Gary) ran a faster 40 than the Top 100 4* TE (Asiasi). Crazy.
|1 week 3 days ago||MAAR||
Great summary. I do think MAAR deserves more credit for the team's improvement and for keeping the ship afloat in Caris's absence. He is one of only three guys (Walton & Irvin the others) who can really create on their own. He and Irvin are the only ones who've shown an ability to finish.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Caris Injury||
Different topic, but is anyone else worried about the language Beilein is using to describe Caris's injury? Looked like a minor twisted ankle live, but the quote below concerns me, since it's the same foot as last year's long term injury. This stretch of three games will be brutal enough WITH Caris.
"Beilein was asked if there's any chance LeVert could face a long-term issue with the injury.
'There's a chance of anything right now," he answered. "There's a chance of it being a one-day issue just as much as it's a long-term issue.'"
|12 weeks 18 hours ago||Broken Jaw||
He also played with a broken jaw. He passes the toughness test, I'd say. That late 80's early 90's O-line was ridiculous.
|15 weeks 1 hour ago||Passing Game||
I expect to see very few passes to the WRs, save for a few deep shots against 1:1 coverage, and a lot of play action to TEs and RBs. Test their LBs and safeties in coverage and, hopefully, loosen up the run D.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Rowe to Start for MD||
According to the Washington Post. I like the idea of a QB coming off of a 4 INT day facing our D. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/terrapins-insider/wp/2015/09/27/maryland-qb-caleb-rowe-will-start-next-week-against-michigan/
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Exactly||
Exactly. Sometimes coach speak or non-answers are appropriate. If these guys were singling out their teammates, that would be even worse.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||That picture||
That picture of an MSU guy with a rose in his teeth is disturbing. Something needs to replace it on the front page ASAP!
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Didn't Realize That||
I didn't know it was a trade -- just read that he was called up from Hershey. Good info. I never understood Erat's problem. Initially, he was unhappy with his ice time, but it seemed like that problem was resolved. Anyway, I hope Brown sticks with the Caps.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Chris Brown - Caps||
Not sure if anyone else noticed, but the Caps called up Chris Brown the other day. He played last night against the Bruins. As a Caps fan, it's nice to have another Wolverine on the roster. There haven't been any since Knuble left. At one point, the Caps had both Knuble and Morrison. I went to a practice with my M hockey jersey during this time. At one point, Morrison skated over to Knuble and pointed to me with a nod -- pretty cool. Knuble was also a super nice guy in the community, often helping coach the Mites teams at the Caps' practice rink when he was in town (his kid was on one of the teams).
|2 years 4 days ago||New Invention||
There's also this cool new technology, called the Digital Video Recorder ... I highly recommend it for these types of situations. Also saves you hours of your life in missed commercials. /s Thanks for sharing the schedule.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Props||
Yes, he gets major points for having a (self-depricating) sense of humor. I may not root against him in the NFL now.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Kelly/Bo||
You know, I agree with you in general. I don't appreciate coaches who embarrass their players on the sidelines by screaming at them. At the same time, I have/had incredible respect for Bo and he would go off on his players from time to time. I feel like Kelly is a prick, but I can't quite put my finger on the difference between his sideline antics and Bo's. Thoughts?
|2 years 26 weeks ago||No tickets in DC||
I'm glad I'm not the only one. I was starting to get worried because my brother in Farmington Hills got his last Wednesday.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Wisconsin||
I'd rather be Wisconsin right now than Rutgers. I'd rather have a few high quality recruits at this point than lots of 2/3* guys. At some point you need quantity, but I'd put Wisconsin around 4th/5th at this point.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||YRPR||
I enjoyed the post and I think you make a strong argument. However, I'm a little suspicious of the metric you site (YRPR). Fundamentally, why is the % of your team’s targets you receive so important? This seems to favor receivers who play on teams without other good receivers. If you have Desmond Howard and Derick Alexander on the same team (that was awesome), Alexander is penalized for playing with Desmond, isn't he?
|2 years 39 weeks ago||I agree||
This is pretty much the same point I made about 10 minutes after you did...
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Tip Off||
Technically, there is not tipoff in the second half, but I get your point. I may sneak out to a sports bar this afternoon...
|2 years 47 weeks ago||'89 Bball Story||
Thanks for bringing back all of those great memories (except the Rocket Ishmail part -- still remember standing in the rain, pissed off about that one). I was a freshman in 88-89. I went to the final game of the regular season against Illinois with my brother that year. Illinois didn't just beat us, they blew us out in our own gym. As we were walking out, I said to my brother, "I think we just saw the national champs" ... of course, I was right, but about the wrong team.
|3 years 1 week ago||Desmond's Academics||
Interesting article. It reminded me of my (albeit limited) interaction with Desmond when I was in school. When Desmond's parents said he was serious about academics, I believe that. I had a class with him in '92 -- mass media communications I think it was called. He had already won the Heisman trophy, so he was like a superhero in that class. When he walked in to the room, a hush came over the class. Occasionally, people not even in the class would come in and ask him to sign some jerseys. He was about to be a first round pick in the NFL draft and a millionaire. Despite all of this, he never missed a class. That impressed me and I bring it up any time a cynic says that D1 football players aren't really student-athletes. Some are.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Denard option||
If Denard can't throw against Ohio, I wonder if the coaches consider putting him in the backfield/slot? He could hold the ball with his left arm and preview his NFL career. Thoughts?
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Goalie Helmets||
Goalie helmets are custom fit/made and very expensive. I'm sure there wasn't time to have one made for last night. Perhaps it won't be worthwhile for the 5 or so games remaining, but if he sticks I imagine he'll get a new one.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||Finishing||
Excellent post, thanks. I'm no expert, but I play hockey a bit and watch a ton of college and NHL. It seems to me that our biggest shortcoming this year was a lack of guys who could finish. We had a lot of talented skaters and guys who could create opportunities, but not much in the way of pure goal scoring. I'm hoping some of the incoming freshmen and/or the younger guys will develop and fill that void.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||I have no trouble rooting for||
I have no trouble rooting for Wisconsin, Indiana and Purdue, but Ohio and Sparty are a much different animal. I'm only able to root for those two if there is something in it for Michigan (e.g., a share of the B1G title).
|3 years 46 weeks ago||I'm picturing Denard to||
I'm picturing Denard to Devin, back to Denard for 6 ...
|3 years 46 weeks ago||Imagine how silly good that||
Imagine how silly good that '97 team would have been with Manning at QB. Griese was good and all, but that would have been a team for the ages.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||If Sparty wears their combat||
If Sparty wears their combat uniforms, this could be visually the worst game ever.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||Man Crush||
I have a man crush on Greg Mattison, man boobs and all. I love this guy ... so glad Spring Practice is here, if for no other reason than the interviews.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||Fulmer||
Great analysis, thanks. It would be interesting to tie this to wins and losses. Guys like Phil Fulmer seemed to produce tons of NFL talent, but had very inconsistent results in wins and losses. Two components of coaching skill are certainly player evaluation and development, but who are the best at producing results with limited talent? Maybe this analysis has been done before.