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|2 weeks 3 days ago||No I don't||
I don't subscribe to the "woe is me . . everyone's out to get Michigan" crap that gets spewed on here too way much. It wasn't the refs. The defense has stunk all year. Today was more of the same and they finally played a team with (just) enough offense to make them pay.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Why pass when||
you can drive right by your defender??
Michigan's below average defense finally caught up with them. They scored on their last 6 possessions down 4 and lost by 3. At some point, get an effin' stop.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||That's the Big Ten's and||
That's the Big Ten's and CBS's problem, not the rest of the NCAA's.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||"But he argues the spread to||
"But he argues the spread to run works better"
Works better how? If you've got great skill talent like Ohio State, sure it works fine. They could also run the flexbone and be 12-1 (which would better protect that average defense of theirs).
And FWIW, Michigan is running a lot of gun, spread, 1-back concepts. We saw them two nights ago.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Great last paragraph||
And just to add, I saw Nick Foles under center a hell of a lot last night for Philly. It's never about the scheme . . . it's about fitting and teaching the players to the scheme (which I would agree Borges hasn't done a good job with either).
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Based on what?||
Arizona has an out of nowhere stunning blowout of Oregon on it's resume this year and that is literally it. Their other 3 Pac-12 wins combined for 3 conference wins among them (Utah, Cal, and Colorado). They got torched by their archrival by 37.
Great OC and offensive mind that disguised his liabilities as a head coach while defenses needed to play catch up in the last decade.
The apex of RR's career were the minutes before the 2007 game against Pitt.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||I think you're Frank Beamer||
of Virginia Tech.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||On the first two TDs||
the CB takes his eyes off Lockett and puts them on the QB while Lockett proceeds to get open. The first one is in the RZ off a squirrel type route and understandable. I don't think it's well played by the DB but so be it. The second one is flat out awful. Stop and go at 10 yards and the CBs bad eyes on the QB while Lockett blows by him is atrocious. That's coaching.
The CB has NO help on the 3rd TD except for maybe a slant. He's manned up and knows it. The coverage by the DB isn't bad, but the matchup is awful. And is a safety expecting run on 3rd and 8? That makes no sense. When the CB does a pretty good job and still gets beat, it's probably on the call.
Kansas State is a mediocre offense at best. Nobody's asking the defense to shut everyone out. I think asking for more than one meaningful punt in the past 6 quarters of football and more than one 3-and-out in the last TWO games is more than realistic.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Amen||
If the offense could have found the end zone on the first two drives they might have had something going. Once Morris had to throw downfield, the gig was up. The offense had a plan that made sense--perimeter run game, short passes, and screens.
What was the defense's plan? 8 meaningful drives in the game and KState goes TD, TD, TD, Missed FG, Turnover (after drop in EZ), FG, Punt, TD (short field). The Michigan D has forced one meaningful punt in the last 6 quarters (start of the 2nd half versus OSU) and has ONE 3-and-out in the last 2 games.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||You could have put Deion Sanders at||
CB--if you're going to stare in the backfield when the WR you're covering runs by you, the result is getting beat (particularly on the first two TDs). It's one thing to to have Lockett make a play in coverage, it's quite another to have him wide open.
And why is Lockett 1-on-1 on the 3rd TD?
The defense was AWFUL in this game against a very mediocre offense.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Not much to extrapolate here||
He didn't fall on his face. He didn't look like Tom Brady circa 2004.
The one positive is that the arm comes as advertised. He can make the throws.
The one negative I could see was that he needed to have a clean pocket to make accurate throws. If he couldn't set properly, he struggled throwing down the field. It's fixable, but it's worth mentioning.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||I think it's 5 national||
I think it's 5 national titles since 1970 for Nebraska.
The gist of it is that college football has changed quite a bit in the last 15 to 20 years OFF THE FIELD. The biggest for them is that they had strength and conditioning levels maybe 8-10 years ahead of their time in the 80s and 90s. Programs have caught up.
Ultimately it's a tradition rich program in a non-recruiting hotbed. A lot of those programs end up falling by the wayside over time (Minnesota, Pitt, Syracuse).
|17 weeks 6 days ago||The money ???||
The money is THERE!! The conference outearns everyone, so the money is there. The question becomes, where did it all go?
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Call what's already in the rulebook!!||
The first thing that would dramatically help defenses is calling stuff that's already on the books: linemen downfield on a lot of these run/pass calls, WRs blocking on pass plays before the ball is caught, holding, illegal shifts and motions (especially for hurry up teams), standing over the ball for substitutions (to refs credit that's been better enforced this year).
Secondly, as the poster mentioned PI is terribly called at every level of football. And the penalty is monstrous. The reward shouldn't for a crappy underthrown ball should never be a first down.
But ultimately defenses and coordinators need to do a better job of teaching. WRs running downfield all by themselves catching bombs is a mistake of coaching and execution, not one of the rules. Michigan State makes you earn your yardage. They make offenses make good and even great plays. Too many teams give away big and small plays with bad eyes, bad technique, and bad tackling (how many DBs try to tackle bigger RBs around the chest--it's effin stupid--go low and take the legs out). That's not Art Briles or anyone else's fault.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||UCF struggled in their last 2 games||
but they are a really, really good team. I think Steele thought they had top 20 talent in 2012 and maybe this year as well.
In short, I agree with you. At least I think that game is going to be a lot better than most people think.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||The Pac-12 bowl slate stinks for a reason||
Those schools don't travel except to the Rose and Holiday.
It's still about putting fannies in the seats and Oklahoma is going to send a lot more people than Oregon especially to the Sugar Bowl.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Bowling Green's ability to tackle high and get dragged||
is just stunning.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Lynch the thrower||
Very unimpressive tonight.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||He's been good and lucky||
They aren't mutually exclusive. Fortunate to win national title in 2010 (most teams who win titles are). Lucky to be in position he is in today with this squad. And lucky that Chizik's 2012 squad completely imploded but clearly had some talent in cupboard.
But as the other commenter said, he's won everywhere he's been. It's not 20 years of luck.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Did anyone else lose the feed to the game?||
|18 weeks 5 days ago||You're a corner in either Man or Cover 4||
Your job is coverage. PERIOD. You got a bunch of other guys handling Lynch running. Now if it was Cover 2 (which is a stupid call that deep in red zone) then the safety is the @sshole.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Congrats on getting in!!||
I'm rooting for BG also, but the rushing 2 on 3rd and 12 and giving Lynch 8 hours to throw didn't inspire confidence.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Awful eyes by Corner||
Stopped the hitch and then just stopped and stared at Lynch like he was a supermodel. Eff him.
Great catch by WR though.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Missouri has not beaten a||
Missouri has not beaten a current top 20 team since it joined the SEC. ZERO. The SEC East is a legitimate tire fire this year with Florida's implosion, Georgia's injuries, and everyone else just sucking. That's a 5-3 conference team headed to the Cotton Bowl if they played in the SEC West.
A&M has what? One win over Alabama last year with the best player in the country. Literally, that's it. They went 4-4 in the SEC this year and have looked awful the last few games when Manziel got banged up.
|46 weeks 15 hours ago||That article re: B1G||
That article re: B1G "scouting" makes the conference look awful in a number of ways. Coaches seem lazy and unprepared for the possibility of new rules. And WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO? All the talk about all this present and future cash from the network doesn't mean squat if it disappears down the rabbit hole.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Florida has won||
26 games this year. All of them by at least 10 points. The problem is they've lost every single digit game they've played this year (6 of them).
And wins in December count as well. They beat Marquette and Wisconsin by a ton.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Well||
we can start with the fact Florida beat Wisconsin by 18 while Michigan didn't beat them at all.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||That money||
doesn't do a whole lot of good unless it starts to rain down on the athletic programs.
I mean seriously where does the money go?
|1 year 15 weeks ago||FWIW, one of the best things||
FWIW, one of the best things I read today.
You coach HS ball in Michigan Magnus?
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Can the||
"guest coaches" be granted temporary moderator status during game threads? Just pick and choose a couple of guys to comment on what they see and make their comments visible to everyone.
This isn't ideal and I have no idea if this is even viable.