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|16 hours 29 min ago||Seems appropriate||
and the long version is eerily appropriate:
|1 day 8 hours ago||Yeah, dual-threat quarterbacks suck||
Vince Young, Terrelle Pryor, Tim Tebow, Cam Newton, EJ Manuel, Jake Locker, Marcus Vick, Troy Smith... those guys were terrible.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Did you watch the ND game in 2013?||
He sure as hell looked like a quality QB in that game. He has passed the eye test. The stats back it up. He's got the highest quarterback efficiency rating in Michigan history.
Devin can play. He's not playing well now. A lot of it is probably his fault. A lot of it probably isn't.
One reason to believe that it's not all Devin's fault: Morris' performance has been even worse. This is a program-wide problem, not a player-specific problem.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Agreed. I'd add that the only good reason to fire Hoke midseason||
is if it helps Michigan succeed in the next coaching search.... say, if we want to make a run at coach at another school. Like Dan Mullen, maybe?
|1 day 10 hours ago||If we can't run or pass against Utah||
what will it look like against Michigan State? It turns my stomach to think about it.
|1 day 18 hours ago||I set up a Blyve live blog here|
|1 day 19 hours ago||It's even worse than that||
The NFL acts all sanctimonious because Josh Gordon smoked weed a couple of times and ban him for the season, ostensibly to preserve the image of the league and because role models and the kids and I learned it from watching YOU!
Then a player commits an act of violence against his fiancee and they try to sweep it under the rug.
Or in other words:
|2 days 8 hours ago||I think he was joking||
I thought it was funny.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Yeah, could be||
But of the two parties involved here, I'm more likely to believe that Jameis did something dumb.
Or maybe I'm just high on Rachel Nichols after she crushed Goodell at his presser.
PS I don't know what to make of this:
|2 days 8 hours ago||And he's terrible at his job too.||
That press conference was a disaster.
|2 days 8 hours ago||This apparently has nothing to do with public pressure||
|3 days 13 hours ago||I dunno...||
From this summer:
|3 days 14 hours ago||I don't mind "Presented by X" at the bottom||
But what is "CHOBANI + M" supposed to mean?
|4 days 18 hours ago||Can you guys talk about momentum more||
in addition to making plays? Thanks.
|5 days 20 hours ago||We're 4-6 in the last 10 games||
with wins again App State, Miami (NTM), Northwestern (3 OT) and Indiana. Last year we also beat Central, ND, Akron (barely), UConn (barely), and Minny.
That is awfully thin gruel, my friend.
|5 days 21 hours ago||I posted this on the board (re: the fake)||
but perhaps worth posting here too. The "dead man" routine was planned:
|5 days 22 hours ago||That is a straw man.||
NOBODY is saying that up-tempo automatically wins more games. We are saying -- and Space Cowboy agrees, FWIW -- that it is a useful tool. Going slow is useful, too. The perceived problem is that Michigan is stuck in 1st gear 99% of the time, even when it would benefit them to speed up (again, not always, but sometimes).
|5 days 22 hours ago||An explanation from the coach||
|5 days 23 hours ago||I agree totally, but we don't do that either, right?||
I agree that the stat is less than perfect. Teams that throw a lot of incomplete passes look high-tempo, sure. But it's also not meaningless, either -- it's not for nothing that Oregon is always high-tempo using this statistic as a measure -- and it basically corresponds to what we see on game days.
|6 days 5 min ago||Good point. Tell me more.||
Have you noticed that Michigan has been losing more games than it has been winning lately? And that this year we crashed and burned against the only good team that we played? Because I have.
As everyone has noted, tempo is a useful (certainly not necessary, of course) tool in an offenses' tool-kit. There was a nice example in week 1 of the NFL. The Eagles had a 4th and 1, decided to go for it, and got up to the line and ran an inside zone after only 16 seconds had elapsed. The Jaguars (OK, not the world's best defense, but still an NFL defense) was unable to align properly; their defensive tackles were both lined up as 3 techs. The result: a 49 yard TD run by Sproles.
Nobody here thinks that Michigan will transform into a Chip Kelly offense, but you can't tell me that Michigan's had no issues with tempo whatsoever and that you're fine with the on-the-field product... or can you? (Without calling me a jabbering idiot, please).
|6 days 18 min ago||You must be a lot of fun to be around||
Jabbering idiots? C'mon, man.
|6 days 8 hours ago||I was a little surprised||
I knew that we were slow. I didn't realize that we were THAT slow. I mean, we're epically slow.
Utah plays up tempo, so it'll be interesting to see how we respond when we have the ball.
|6 days 9 hours ago||It also seems like a tactical error against lesser teams||
...since Michigan, as the favorite in those games, wants to make the game longer and increase the number of plays, and thereby the variance -- this is a point that Brian and Ace made in the most recent podcast. Against a better team, a slow-down approach may be tactically sound, because you want to make the game ugly and short, but against the Miamis (NTM) of the world, an uptempo approach (assuming that the team can execute it) seems more appropriate.
|6 days 9 hours ago||Meets Grand Theft Auto:|
|6 days 18 hours ago||I tried to find that play||
but I couldn't. Navarre was QB from (parts of) 2000 to 2003. Tyler Ecker played 2003 to 2006. In 2003, Michigan had no home losses and three away: @Oregon, @Iowa, and vs. USC in the Rose Bowl.
The only home losses that Navarre played in were 2001 Ohio State and 2002 Iowa. The latter game was a blowout (9-34). The former game was close (20-26) but the game ended when Navarre threw a pick. There was one turnover on downs in that game by Michigan, but it was an incomplete pass.
Anyway, a dead end, unless someone else can remember the play.
|1 week 21 hours ago||"He has something wrong with him."||
That's not a nice thing to say about your player, Brady.
|1 week 2 days ago||He's a preditor? Wow!||
preditor (plural preditors)
|1 week 2 days ago||Ugh||
Sorry, just a brain fart.
|1 week 2 days ago||LET'S GO!||
|1 week 3 days ago||It's simply the win percentage over the last 10 games||
Hoke's 3-7 in his last 10 games, so his current rolling win percentage is .300. You'll notice that these rolling win percentages start at game 10, so I don't factor in anything else. Hoke's record at SDSU, etc. is all irrelevant and not factored in at all.