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|23 weeks 10 hours ago||Right, because there's no way||
Right, because there's no way someone can write one thing, then later claim they meant something else. Horse manure.
Go back to SC's post. How often does he even mention Brian? Once, by my ctrl-F, and its to quote Brian to set up a play. Brian repeatedly assaults Space Coyote, not just his postion. Implying he is "crazy" and attacking his credentials isn't a shot?
You say Brian is a writer. Fine. What kind? I think that is part of the issue around here these days. Brian is a fan, and as such is influenced by his fandom in his writing, and lately his frustration (as he clearly states).
So, I ask what kind of writer is he, because that point is important to how people take what he writes. A journalist? Does a journalist call out someone who posts on their site to attack them? He treats this like his personal, free-time blog, but it is his job. Attacking people who frequent the site is BS and unprofessional. He sends Heiko to all the pressers, I assume they are not just open to the public. Should that right be evoked? Sometimes he is a scientist publishing a peer-reviewed article, other times he is a fan-fiction writer.
He has a fun writing style, and typically responds to comments with snark or just additional information. It invites people to participate. Calling people out like this only discourages that.
If you can honestly read that and not see the clear shots taken at SC, then you are a minion and arguing with you is pointless.
|23 weeks 15 hours ago||Not really||
Brian is supposed to be the professional, he owns this blog. Space Coyote is a customer. He comes here, gives Brian clicks, and finds it intellectually stimulating to challenge what Brian says. He is contributing the success of Brian's site and receiving nothing in return.
This is clearly an attack on SC, I don't understand how anyone could see otherwise. Granted, this stems from Brian's frustration with Borges, but no need to call out SC that way.
All this does is stifle discussion and give ammunition to the side that blindly support Brian. This will turn into a "Borges apologist" witchhunt.
If Brian doesn't want dissent, he should disable comments, disable user contributed content, and/or ban the users that disagree with him. Calling them "insane" is lame.
For the record, I agree with Brian, but this was just the wrong way of going about making his argument. He depends on us for his living, this isn't going to help bring new people in.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||And also, great break down.||
And also, great break down. So easy a caveman (like me) could understand it!
|23 weeks 1 day ago||What could be the result when||
What could be the result when the defense anticipates this play, exactly?
I am not trying to imply I believe the Nebraska players, necessarily, when they say they knew what was coming, but looking at the play live, the playside linebacker IMMEDIATELY moves toward the play (quicker, I would say, than a LB can read a play... he stutters toward the play before the ball is snapped), and the DE shoots inside like he knows the FB is trying to get him (right at the mesh point), totally disrupting the play (even Touss looks surprised by the guy being there).
Am I wrong thinking that it looks like this play was called by the defense? Am I wrong to think that, while a well designed and intentioned play, it had really, actually, been anticipated by the defense by some voodoo/film study? Its an honest question, because I have spent much of the past few weeks watching the game in a stuper and have not paid much attention to the exact play calls, only noticing that they tend to not work, generally, really...Tho.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||I don't think anyone is||
I don't think anyone is questioning that it takes time to put meat on young lineman and to develop talent and proper technique. I just think that what we should be capable of doing right now is teaching the players we have how to block something they have now seen multiple weeks in a row.
When players are out of position, that's coaching. When you see the same thing happen over and over, but you call that play again (but to the other side), that's coaching. When you can't even slow down a pass rush, that's coaching.
I am no expert, I won't pretend to know exactly how everything should be blocked, but mass player confusion is a reflection on coaching. Poor coaching is like porn- you know it when you see it.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Weren't you just complaining||
Weren't you just complaining that he didn't put any of it on the coaches? Now you're criticizing him using a phrase that puts the blame on him, too much? Or am I reading that incorrectly?
I donno, I feel like a change will occur after this season, people have just convinced themselves it won't.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Because I have seen||
That's a bit of a straw man argument, isn't it? You say you haven't seen or heard anything, but what would you expect to see? We know he isn't an offense-minded coach, so there is only so much he will do before he just shows the Al the door. For one, we have seen offensive line shuffling. We have also seen Funchess moved out to more of a WR role.
Obivously there are still issues, but do you honestly think Hoke doesn't believe there are any issues? Do you honestly think Hoke is satisfied with how things are going?
Hoke is a defensive coach, do you believe he doesn't see what EVERY other team sees when they face our offense?
|23 weeks 3 days ago||I noticed that was well. I||
I noticed that was well. I am surprised they haven't stuck Miller back in. With him in, they were getting the calls right and seemed able to pick up blitzes, even if he was getting shoved a few yards into the backfield. Better than free running linebackers.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||You're mom's a stupid argument...||
But really, your argument is weak. There is no gaurantee of a positive outcome, true, but there are expectations of performance.
If you went to the concert of some up-and-coming band and they sounded dreadful and didn't even play their top hit song, would you be entitled to a refund? No, they didn't promise to play well, nor to play their hit song. You have every right to boo their asses off stage, though.
Even this is not a perfect analogy because Michigan football is a tradition, not a one-hit-wonder band. People pay good money to get in line for tickets, then pay big money to actually get the tickets (I know from experience), and people have legacy and history tied to the program. If you paid big money year over year to even get to see the above shitty band, would you feel robbed?
Booing that game was a warning. Most people are not going to cancel their season tickets immediately because of Borges (they have a lot invested in them already), but with their purchase they have bought a voice in the program, like it or not. Booing loudly on broadcast TV sent a message right to Brandon about what people think, even if he could deduce it on his own. Boo == unhappy customer == potential loss in revenues (if not immediately, in the future). I see nothing wrong with it.
I have a feeling the players know they are not the ones being booed.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Go Away||
Seriously, take your hands off the keyboard and put them back to work with your mouth on RichRod.
Mind the step.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Hit him in the coin purse||
Hit him in the coin purse (pun intended), they all understand that.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||I know people hate Dave||
I know people hate Dave Brandon, but if there's on thing he understands, its business- what's good for it, and what's bad for it. I am already considering dropping my season tickets if Borges is still around, I am sure I am not alone. Brandon will force a change if that's the case.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||I wipe my own ass.||
I wipe my own ass.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Nice breakdown. I can't help||
Nice breakdown. I can't help but think, though, that this play goes 8+ if Toussaint doesn't get spun around by the guy who was blocked (that, to me, looks like a "good enough" block). Its a theme I see consistently with him, that he need acreage to do anything, which any running back could. A guy getting a single arm on you as you sprint by should not mean the end of your run. Sure, it slows him down, but to do a full spin seems a little bizarre to me.... How little does Toussaint weigh? I think he runs smaller.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||If you had to guess (+-1||
If you had to guess (+-1 year), what year did you start following Michigan football? Very important for the matters at hand.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||WORD They never even SLOWED a||
They never even SLOWED a blitz down all day, let alone picked it up. It was pitiful, but I don't put it on the player (not accusing you or anyone of that), but the lack of any sort coherent understanding of blitz pickup is a HUGE sign of coaching.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Heh, my definition of hostile||
Heh, my definition of hostile is not welcoming them.
But really, a little smack talking is long over due. No need to yell at women or pick a fight, but certainly making their stay very uncomfortable (like the back of a Volkswagon) is totally reasonable.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||That's a good point||
These rivalries should not be one sided... We can be classy to everyone else, but fuck these programs.
This year at the OSU game, I will be hostile.
|25 weeks 13 hours ago||Michigan: 156 Sparty: √(-1)||
|25 weeks 2 days ago||+∞||
Hahahahaha, needed that.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Ya know, I have always been||
Ya know, I have always been slow to criticize Borges for not throwing the screen or running a different style offense early during this regimes time, and a lot of that was my distrust for what Brian was stating... BUT OMG HE IS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. No sarcasm. This is ridiculous. Ludicrous. Offensive, but not offensively. This actually makes me mad (I am sitting at work, beet red).
I have officially lost confidence in the idea that Borges is some kind of evil genius who has a clue what he's doing. This is truly embarrassing (especially the whole FB-WR swap... Seriously WTF).
|30 weeks 6 days ago||Small price to pay to obtain||
Small price to pay to obtain that other 80-90%
|31 weeks 3 days ago||The response to this game has||
The response to this game has been a bit surprising to me. First and foremost, we won. That is the most important thing. If we played ugly games all year and consistently won by 4, who cares? Obviously that wouldn't likely work out well (playing ugly), but these are the games you learn a lesson from when you lose. We learned a lesson AND won. Life moves on.
second, people seem to ignore the other two games we played. We know what Devin is capable of, we know our defense can make stops, this game isn't the only evidence we have of how our team performs, so I think we should all relax until we see a pattern of this occurring (in my mind this is the first time I have seen a Hoke team look unprepared... It happens).
my last thought is just to me this was a perfect storm of bad. Everyone was off... Gibbons missing sealed that idea for me. Hopefully everyone got it out of their system without ruining the season.
you may now return to panicking and running around.
|33 weeks 9 hours ago||My favorite||
was from a few years back... Cousin's team was "Butt Sweat and Tears"
|39 weeks 2 days ago||And depending on what he did,||
And depending on what he did, you have to wonder if there will be a civil suit. If so, will he plead no contest to have a better defense?
|39 weeks 2 days ago||It was battery resulting in||
It was battery resulting in bodily injury per the case report, not disorderly conduct.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||Roby's charge is a Class A||
Roby's charge is a Class A misdemeanor with up to a year in prison... He must've done some damage. I wonder how long until the civil suit.
|46 weeks 6 days ago||Not at this time, as far as I||
Not at this time, as far as I am aware. Prayers will do, thank you!
|46 weeks 6 days ago||Sorry for the lack of||
Sorry for the lack of formatting, posted from my phone.
|49 weeks 9 hours ago||Pay no attention||