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- "All those PAC-12 schools and all the Rich Rod lovers, they’re playing basketball on grass."
- "Basketball on grass is when you throw the ball every snap."
|1 day 6 hours ago||I'm surprised you didn't mention||
Phil Simms, who says so many dumb things that there is a Twitter account dedicated to them (https://twitter.com/philsimmsquotes), and
The rampant hypocrisy of the NFL when it comes to disciplining players for off-the-field stuff.
|1 day 10 hours ago||OH man, could you imagine?||
Schiano pops out, the student section starts loudly booing, on national TV? But I can't imagine Hackett would let that happen.
|4 days 3 hours ago||So THAT is what Brian was doing in SF earlier this week||
Going DEEP undercover to get some intel on the CC. Bravo, sir.
|4 days 9 hours ago||What is the draw of the Bears?||
Sure they have great history. They also have so much money tied down with Cutler. They have some good young players, but not enough to form a core moving forward. Cutler seems not to be a quality option moving forward but cutting him is financial suicide if I understand the situation correctly.
|6 days 21 hours ago||Our dear leader had a great riposte||
besides the obvious initial response of "Yes":
|1 week 1 day ago||its ass, not it's ass||
its = belonging to it
it's = "it is"
Since we're in grammar correction mode today, apparently...
|1 week 1 day ago||Michael Proppe, too, to an extent:||
Reporters for the Daily (in this case, a graduate) seem to have a different view:
|1 week 2 days ago||Brandstatter doth protest too much methinks||
|1 week 2 days ago||I do remember that time||
when anonymous posters on the internet were wrong about something.
O tempora, o mores!
Edit: meant kindly. I appreciate your presence on this here blog.
|1 week 6 days ago||The MGoBlog hive mind is powerful indeed||
|2 weeks 1 day ago||This is the soul of the Internet||
Who needs rational debate when you have GIFs?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Good God, it's totally incoherent||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Yes, that's why I wrote that||
"Miles and his staff also seem to do well developing talent"
I'm not saying that Miles isn't a good coach. I'm saying that he doesn't do more with less. Harbaugh does. To me that's indicative of him (Harbaugh) being a better coach.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||For me, the difference between Harbaugh and Miles||
is that Harbaugh has proven that he can win at an institution with high academic standards and a recruiting disadvantage.
Miles wins by recruiting at a super high level. They always have tons of NFL talent. I mean, look at LSU's offensive roster last year:
QB: Mettenberger (4-star, 6th round pick)
RB: Alfred Blue (3-star, 6th round pick)
RB: Jeremy Hill (4-star, 2nd round pick)
WR: Odell Beckham Jr (4-star, 1st round pick)
WR: Jarvis Landry (5-star, 2nd round pick)
Miles and his staff also seem to do well developing talent, so perhaps he would be a good fit here. But Harbaugh got the most out of the talent he had, whereas Miles overwhelms his opponents with talent. I mean, that team (above) beat Iowa in the Outback bowl 21-14. How the hell did THAT happen?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I think there's no question about it||
See, we are leading the Big Ten.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||The sooner the better for recruiting, I'd think||
|2 weeks 4 days ago||No, no and no||
I disagree that we need a Chris Petersen clone. He hasn't shown an ability to win consistently at a high level. Washington got beat this year by every good team they played.
I disagree that the MAC is always a fertile field for good coaching. Other than Urban, what former MAC head coaches are currently succeeding at a high level? Gary Pinkel?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Yep, Ian Rapoport||
But it's Sunday morning. NFL news time. All of this is nonsense until we hear something definitive.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Welcome back, comrade!||
What is genuine is proved in the fire, what is false we shall not miss in our ranks. The opponents must grant us that youth has never before flocked to our colors in such numbers ... in the end, one will be found among us who will prove that the sword of enthusiasm is just as good as the sword of genius.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I guess...||
(1) You said that he's a 7-9 win coach at AZ. He has 10 wins this year so far (so max 11), including 3 wins over ranked teams: Oregon, Utah, and Arizona State.
(2) You said that opposing coaches figure out his offense quickly. They scored 31, 42, and 42 points in their three wins against those ranked teams. Really his offense was only shut down twice this year: once by UCLA and once tonight. Sure, that's not championship caliber. But it's not horrible and it's not true that his offense is easy to defend.
You're right that he was a disaster at Michigan (no argument from me here, and I don't think that we'd be okay now if we had retained him) and sure, he had 5 losses his first two years at Arizona. I guess I'd say that the jury's still out on him (if we concede, as I do, that the Big East is a crap conference so his achievements there don't materially contribute to this discussion).
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Is "it" the spread?||
Because this sounds an awful lot like "the spread won't work in the SEC." I thought we had put that to bed.
Or do you mean that Rich Rod's version of the spread won't work but Urban's and Gus's did?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||That's the most common way of using it, but not the only one||
More generally it refers to the tendecy to put too much emphasis on recent events.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Sure, but isn't that a totally separate argument?||
I'd be willing to entertain the idea that RR can't win "the big game" -- the loss to Pitt could be cited, among other things -- but that's totally separate from the claim that opponents easily figure out his offense. If that were true shouldn't it also be true in October and November?
I think that it's much more plausible to believe that Oregon's a much better team that Arizona, and that AZ was lucky in October and not so much tonight.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||This is the epitome of recency bias.||
Opposing coaches figure out his offense quickly? That didn't help Oregon much earlier this year, or Utah.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Who downvoted Monkey Rodeo?||
I can't believe that it was intentional. What MONSTER would do such a thing?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Not all spreads want slot ninjas||
Look at the WRs that Chip Kelly has gone after in Philly: they're all pretty big-bodied guys. The slot receiver for the Eagles is Jordan Matthews, who is 6'3" 212. Sure, Chip's in the NFL now, but I see no reason to think that big WRs can't be effective in spread schemes.
At Mississippi State, the slots have been Chad Bumphis, who is smallish (5'10", 200 lbs) but doesn't really fit the "slot ninja" mold (at least, from I've seen) and Jameon Lewis (5'9", 195 lbs) who seems like more of a slot ninja.
But you don't need slot ninjas to move the ball in the spread. Roy Roundtree was an excellent slot receiver at Michigan and wasn't much of a ninja.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed that game theory is useful here||
and means that it's better to describe the search as "strategic" rather than "deliberate." It's Harbaugh vs. the field, and Hackett needs to make sure that if Harbaugh is gettable, that we get him.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Row the MF boat||
|3 weeks 9 hours ago||See my post below||
and besides which, there's this:
|3 weeks 9 hours ago||LOL||
Dude is 61 years old and this is his head coaching resume: