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|4 hours 24 min ago||Kiffin was born on third base and thinks he hit a triple||
He would never have gotten the Raiders gig if he weren't Monte Kiffin's son, and he would never have gotten the Tennessee and USC jobs if he hadn't been HC with the Raiders.
He's not a bad OC, but he's a dickhead who can't seem to stop looking for his next coaching gig as soon as he has a new one.
|5 hours 4 min ago||That's the situation that FSU was in||
Up until the time Bowden left WVU for Tallahassee, FSU was a football non-entity, and the Seminoles could have been expected to lose Bowden to a more prestigious program before long.
According to Bowden's wikipedia profile, "Bowden became the head coach of the Florida State Seminoles because the climate was warmer than in Morgantown, and because Tallahassee was closer to Birmingham, Alabama, where his mother and mother-in-law both lived... Bowden planned to stay only briefly before taking a better job, perhaps as head coach at Alabama... Bowden declined head coaching job offers from Alabama, Auburn, LSU, and the Atlanta Falcons."
|5 hours 17 min ago||"He can coach wherever he damn wants to"||
|5 hours 25 min ago||the worst season the Buckeyes have had since WWII.||
C'mon, you should know your own history better than that.
Fesler went 2-6-1 in 1947, and Woody went 3-5-1 and 4-5 in '59 and '66 respectively. And all three OSU squads lost to Michigan.
This is the same sort of historical revisionism as saying the 2008 Michigan team was the worst in our history. Our 1934 team was much, much worse by every measure.
|6 hours 40 min ago||Just like a Vlad||
Hasn't killed any journalists.
|1 day 5 hours ago||Did this year take the shine off winning a B1G title?||
|1 day 5 hours ago||he'd be in NYC this weekend.||
Lemme get this straight: you're saying that if Kareem Walker had signed with OSU, he'd be one of the 2016 Heisman finalists?
|1 day 6 hours ago||This is serious business||
|1 day 21 hours ago||100% agree that game was pivotal in history||
White dislocated his thumb in the second quarter, and didn't get back in until late in the fourth quarter. He was unable to get the offense to convert two crucial fourth downs in Pitt territory, and WVU wasn't helped by their kicker missing two FGs.
Whether Miles would have gotten the job here is open to debate, given the alleged resistance to him within the Michigan football community. Hoke had just finished a fifth unremarkable season at Ball St—his 12-0 season didn't happen until 2008—and I don't think the fanbase would have been enthusiastic at all about replacing Carr with him.
Which leaves Debord or Schiano? Ugh.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Oregon's defense was really bad last year too||
Still puzzled why Hoke took on this task for a head coach who was on the hot seat going into the season.
|3 days 1 hour ago||Should have retired after the Hunwick tourney run||
He'll be 77 tomorrow. Being a head coach at an elite program isn't an old man's game, and Red is old. Happens to us all.
Contrast this situation with Bo's retirement at just 60 yrs old. I know his health was a concern, but he also wanted to give Gary Moeller a shot at running the program. Why Red hasn't done the same thing for Pearson or Powers is puzzling, at least to me.
If Red wanted to retire last year but Manuel talked him into staying, that might suggest that a preferred successor wasn't ready yet...
|3 days 3 hours ago||Well, CMU is the pipeline to the NFL||
It'd be interesting to see what he could do as a full-time starter.
|3 days 3 hours ago||I'm sure everyone is relieved||
Then favor us with your informed views on the Taggart hire.
Opinions—it's what a blog is for.
|3 days 6 hours ago||The Harbaugh family coaching tree continues to grow||
Maybe this will lead to a Harbaugh satellite camp in Eugene...
Also wonder if USF will cast its gaze toward our QB coach...
CBS Sports is reporting that Matt Rhule turned down Oregon for Baylor.
|3 days 7 hours ago||Our rushing success was greatly dependent on downfield passing||
I don't think it's a coincidence that in our two losses we had trouble completing passes downfield. If Speight manages to connect more consistently with our WRs in Iowa City, it would have aided our running game and we probably win. Same in Columbus, although the culprits were mainly Speight's dinged-up shoulder and incompetent/biased refs.
It's unusual that we finished second in the conference in rushing—even ahead of Wisconsin—yet we didn't have a guy in the top ten in individual rushing.
Describing our OL as "mediocre" doesn't do them justice, but one of the characteristics of truly top-notch OLs is the ability to grind out first downs on the ground in critical end-of-game situations against capable defenses when all you need is to maintain possession for a few minutes to secure victory. We weren't able to do that against MSU last year nor against Iowa and OSU this year. That's the next step the OL needs to take, and there's no reason to think Drevno and Harbaugh won't make it happen.
As far as accumulating gaudy numbers against weak opposition goes, that certainly was the case all during the first ten years of Bo's tenure here. We weren't running for 300 yds per game against OSU or in our Rose Bowls.
|3 days 7 hours ago||"Pac-12 as a whole doesn't play a lot of great defense."||
Know what 1969, 1971, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1997, 2003, and 2006 have in common?
The entirety of the Michigan fan base in each one of those years claimed that the Pac-12 teams don't play defense. That they're soft and don't like to get hit. I've heard the same damn thing every freaking year we've gone to the Rose Bowl—it's a zombie meme that won't die.
Our offensive output in all those Rose Bowls against those weak, defense-averse Pac-12 teams?
3, 12, 6, 20, 10, 23, 14, 15, 22, 10, 14, 38, 21, 14, 18.
No wonder our record in those games is 4-11.
|3 days 8 hours ago||"he wanted to replace Wagner with Mark Donnal late in the game"||
SMH. Good thing JB listened to Donlan.
At this point, Donnal is what he is—he's not going to get much better with additional minutes.
By contrast, Wagner has tremendous upside but will only progress with substantial PT.
|3 days 22 hours ago||I am going to say this just once||
He already negged you, so it's your move. Bolivia would be a sensible destination, and permanently.
|3 days 22 hours ago||pulling leatherwood||
Sounds like another term for lemon party.
|3 days 22 hours ago||Thomas Rawls||
Coaching staff will finally see the light.
|3 days 22 hours ago||Don't know why they would do that.||
I hear Jill Stein is a big MSU fan.
|3 days 23 hours ago||I've watched this a hundred times||
and I still can't see any reason for him to have lost his grip on the steering wheel in the first place. It almost looks like he just threw himself out of the seat.
If it wasn't that, he's got a grip weaker than a five-year old. On top of that, the idiot wasn't wearing his seat belt.
|3 days 23 hours ago||Flies travel lightly at speeds like but not which light as fast||
I'm not familiar with this language. Is it Ohiostateian?
|4 days 1 hour ago||my daughter's Bat Mitzvah this weekend.||
If you ever have a son, it's rumored that Harbaugh can perform a top surgical-quality bris while throwing and catching footballs.
|4 days 4 hours ago||I achieved it without attending M university.||
Congrats on your financial success, but you missed a great time by not attending Miami. Oxford's a nice place, the campus is beautiful, and I hear the greek party life is awesome.
|4 days 4 hours ago||OSU has 8 committed players above McCaffrey.||
Welp, the only thing we can do now is fire Harbaugh, waive a white flag, and shut down the program.
|4 days 15 hours ago||The Heisman was created in the era before||
two-platoon football--everybody played both ways. That meant deciding on "the most outstanding player" was a legitimate goal. Since two-platoon football became common, the award devolved into one given to the offensive player with the most impressive stats, or to a QB on a highly ranked team. It automatically excluded half the players on the field: the defense.
Desmond Howard is one of the most deserving winners since two-platoon footall came about. Going by the original nature of the award, Woodson is the only legit winner in at least six decades, and Peppers is the only legit candidate today.
|5 days 3 hours ago||You must be using 247 or Rivals or some other site||
According to Scout, here are rankings and star averages for four teams of interest:
|5 days 4 hours ago||If Rawls had a better OL and better OL/RB coaching...||
...Brady Hoke might still be Michigan's head coach. There were other issues with the program, but a huge part of our struggles were due to our substandard offensive line play.
|5 days 13 hours ago||I don't think FSU is going to be a pushover||
There is plenty of speed and athleticism on their defense, and our OL is hardly a position of dominance. Cook has the ability to break off big chunks if he gets a hole. Their OL has had its issues as well, so our DL has its own opportunities.
They're two close losses away from being in the playoffs, just like us.