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- Devin Funchess
- 31 Juniors and Seniors on the roster
- Matt Wile's leg strength
- OL improvement
- Derrick Green
- Devin Gardner turnover ratio
- Wide recievers not named Devin Funchess
|2 days 5 hours ago||He has always been a good||
He has always been a good guy. Maybe this should be a Preseason Posbang Thread for Gardner?
|2 days 6 hours ago||The key word in your response||
The key word in your response is the word "if." My gut tells me that he will be a great fit here at Michigan, the only thing we don't have right now is data to prove that to be true.
|2 days 6 hours ago||I suspect that you will be||
I suspect that you will be right by the end of the season on development. The lack of QB development under Borges was insanely atrocious. He had no clue how to utilize Denard and his utilization of Gardner was poor at best. Gardner is a warrior and given the right system, an offensive line that can block every once in a while, and the green light to use his athleticism, he will be more than just fine.
|2 days 8 hours ago||I got my tickets last week||
I got my tickets last week for ND. I am pretty pumped up for this season. Falling short at the finish seemed to be our plague last year (other than the MSU and KSU game) - MSU was the real deal last year and KSU we started a true freshman for his first time....in a bowl game. In the other four losses, we lost by a total of 11 points (2.75 PPG). If we can finish games down the stretch, that will be the difference in a 7-6 season capped by the Taxslayer Bowl and a 9 win season and a decent bowl game.
Just finish! We're getting older and we will be running a new offense with some pretty good talent. The talent is enough to keep us in every game - just finish!
|1 week 4 days ago||Moved on from Destihl Abbey||
Moved on from Destihl Abbey (canned!) to Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier. Feeling all summery and what not.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Oh yeah...||
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Looks kind of like this||
But without the blockers in front of him...
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Absolutely. In the||
Absolutely. In the Erhardt-Perkins system he should do just fine. Mainly a West Coast type offense, but one that utilizes the spread when run first isn't the best option. I wish him the best of luck!
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Five threads, but yours shows||
Five threads, but yours shows up at first. I'll reserve comment until the mods have deleted the others or yours.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Founders recently put out 15||
Founders recently put out 15 packs of All Day at the same price of the former 12 pack. The liquor store you were at should be discounting the old 12 packs to clear them out.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Just play it out - An||
Just play it out -
An offense ranked in the top 40.
A defense ranked in the top 40.
A final record of 7-6 with another sad bowl loss.
Who takes the blame in this scenario?
|13 weeks 6 days ago||If the offense improves but||
If the offense improves but our record doesn't, it will be on the head coach. It isn't entirely out of the question.
|14 weeks 21 hours ago||I suspect Nussmeier was||
I suspect Nussmeier was brought here for more than just to improve our offense.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Bzzzt...||
The 1988 Final Four was Kansas, Duke, Arizona, and Oklahoma. Kansas beat Kansas St. In the Elite 8 that year.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||1985 the Big East had three,||
1985 the Big East had three, in 1970 there were three independent schools. I didn't go back any further than that though.
|28 weeks 17 hours ago||Profile||
According to UND website -
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Rule #1||
Call me a skeptic, but if the first rule of a message board is "Don't post porn" in all capital letters, I would be wary of using that message board as a "source"
|30 weeks 1 day ago||Happy New Year Mgofolks!||
Happy New Year Mgofolks!
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Football Outsiders Rankings as of Dec 7th||
From the website -
The Fremeau Efficiency Index (FEI) considers each of the nearly 20,000 possessions every season in major college football. All drives are filtered to eliminate first-half clock-kills and end-of-game garbage drives and scores. A scoring rateanalysis of the remaining possessions then determines the baseline possession efficiency expectations against which each team is measured. A team is rewarded for playing well against good teams, win or lose, and is punished more severely for playing poorly against bad teams than it is rewarded for playing well against bad teams.
Offensive and Defensive S&P+; F/+ Rankings
Success Rate: A common Football Outsiders tool used to measure efficiency by determining whether every play of a given game was successful or not. The terms of success in college football: 50 percent of necessary yardage on first down, 70 percent on second down, and 100 percent on third and fourth down.
EqPts Per Play (PPP): An explosiveness measure derived from determining the point value of every yard line (based on the expected number of points an offense could expect to score from that yard line) and, therefore, every play of a given game.
Drive Efficiency: As of February 2013, S&P+ also includes a drive-based aspect based on the field position a team creates and its average success at scoring the points expected based on that field position.
Opponent adjustments: Success Rate and PPP combine to form S&P, an OPS-like measure for football. Then each team's S&P output for a given category (Rushing/Passing on either Standard Downs or Passing Downs) is compared to the expected output based upon their opponents and their opponents' opponents. This is a schedule-based adjustment designed to reward tougher schedules and punish weaker ones.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||And the defense||
It turns out that my selection of Alabama and Michigan State for those two stats (TFL and Sacks) was a horrible choice. They are both equally bad at the two. So we aren't good by relation to those two programs. Stat fail....
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Offensive Rankings||
Rather than some cherry picked stats - these tell the tale of what we already knew from watching the season.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Alabama and Michigan State||
Michigan averaged 5.5 tackles for loss per game. Michigan State averaged 6.2. Alabama averaged 5.2.
Michigan recorded 25 sacks on the season for an average of 1.9 per game. Michigan State recorded 31 sacks for an average of 2.3 per game. Alabama recorded 18 sacks for an average of 1.5 per game.
Also Michigan finished 28th on the season in Rush Defense for yards allowed. We can all probably agree that Alabama and Michigan State have elite defenses, no?
Where this defense got torched was in the pass game - #61 in YPG allowed and 12.28 YPC average is pretty bad. Scoring defense was also a dismal #64 giving up 26.5 PPG.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||For reference||
Here are the rushing numbers of our opponents this season -
Ohio State is the #3 rushing offense in the country in YPG FWIW with an average YPC of 7.03
|31 weeks 3 days ago||Clinging on right now.||
Clinging on right now. Starting to feel helpless. Board meltdown will ensue if loss.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||Sublimely Self Righteous||
Is a great beer if you like an IPA with a great malt back. Has chocolate and citrus aroma and taste. Good beer to have in the winter. Amarillo and Simcoe give it the great aroma and taste. Get a sample if it's on tap, as others have said.
Also if you like DIPA's then I would highly reccomend Victory Dirt Wolf. Simcoe, Mosaic, Citra, and Chinook hops. Clean, refreshing, and great aromatic beer.
(meant to reply to the topic and not your reply)
|32 weeks 3 days ago||Thank you for the great||
Thank you for the great information! I hope you continue to post as this develops.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||You are correct||
Of all active FBS coaches, Urban Meyer has the highest win percentage (0.842) and the FBS coach closest to him is Bob Stoops (0.803). Other highlights include 2 National Championships and a 7-1 bowl record. If he isn't qualified to coach any school anywhere, then I'm not sure who other than Nick Saban (4 National Championships in the last 10 years) might be. I don't like Urban Meyer for obvious reasons, but saying he isn't elite is just not true.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||Slight Clarification||
*Texas has more money than anyone that cares about football. Harvard has almost 12 billion more and Yale is slightly ahead of Texas.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Agreed||
The top of the Pac-12 is pretty light on good squads. According to KenPom the top 5 Pac-12 teams -
47 Arizona St.
Compare that to the Big 10 -
2 Ohio State
11 Michigan St.
The top 4 Big 10 squads are ranked higher than Arizona's strongest competetor. It will be interesting to see how the Pac-12 looks after Arizona loses today. Caveat: it is still pretty early in the season, but still...
|32 weeks 4 days ago||The offensive rebounding %||
The offensive rebounding % stat is pretty crazy. I read Ace's preview and his comment about "put backs" but seeing side by side with ours really makes it jump out. McGary big game it is.