rundown of Michigan's riser
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|9 weeks 3 days 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.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Well||
we can start with the fact Florida beat Wisconsin by 18 while Michigan didn't beat them at all.
|18 weeks 12 hours 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?
|20 weeks 1 day ago||FWIW, one of the best things||
FWIW, one of the best things I read today.
You coach HS ball in Michigan Magnus?
|20 weeks 1 day 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.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Great response||
You're absolutely right. Who am I to judge? I didn't watch countless hours of opponent game film or watch my team practice. Do those guys make mistakes? Of course. But I'm not qualified to judge them.
I do think what can be added is noticing different techniques, similar plays out of similar formations and such like that. I don't non-coaches pick up on that.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||I coach small college||
Agree with Magnus--the game threads are simply awful with a bunch of people having no clue about the game. I'm very limited in what I could contribute just with the concurrent scheduling.
To the HS coaches above, I think you could vastly improve the quality of game threads. Noticing a few techniques, a few plays, fronts, and coverages can be very enlightening.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Well considering they've won||
Well considering they've won 100% of the national championships (and over 40% of the past 35 or so years), it makes a lot more sense doesn't it.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Agreed||
I'm surprised as well. Look at all the national championships won by "Southern" teams over the past 35 years. It doesn't take a genius to know they're doing it with better players.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||How so? The team is 2-2. They||
How so? The team is 2-2. They beat an unranked Air Force team by 6 at home (an Air Force team that proceeded to lose to an AWFUL UNLV team the next week) and a blowout win over new I-A member UMass.
Can they win the B1G? Sure . . the conference is a POS right now. But this team hasn't shown anything yet after a third of the season.
It's not a good sign when a loss (to ND) is what gives you hope.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||The SEC has FIVE teams ranked||
The SEC has FIVE teams ranked in the top 10.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Right now it's Georgia who||
Right now it's Georgia who also happens to be ranked #5 in the country. Considering MSU and UGA played an OT game last year and one team is better (Georgia) and one is worse (MSU) who do you like in that game?
The SEC may be top-heavy, but it's real heavy at the top with 5 teams in the top 10.
|37 weeks 10 hours ago||When the score became 31-0||
When the score became 31-0 and virtually over, Robinson was 4-15 for 28 yards and 2 INTs. You can sugarcoat that all you like with meaningless yards in garbage time, but it's still a shit sandwich when the game still mattered.
|42 weeks 1 day ago||Of course Michigan would have||
Of course Michigan would have claimed it. It was the last poll of the season for the UPI. They weren't the first team to lose their bowl game AFTER being declared national champions.
Does Michigan claim the 1947 title based off an unofficial post-bowl vote with only ND and Michigan on the ballot? That's much more sketchy than Alabama claiming a championship based on the rules of the time.
|42 weeks 1 day ago||So let me get this straight||
Ohio State and Michigan both finish undefeated with the one tie in 1973. Ohio State goes to the Rose Bowl, whips USC by 21, finishes 2nd in the only poll conducted after the bowl games (AP), and MICHIGAN is the team that should claim a national title for that season.
This isn't really debatable. If the team that won the Rose Bowl with a similar record isn't claiming a championship, why should the team that didn't play in the game do so. It's like a retroactive sour grapes award.
|44 weeks 1 day ago||And teaching the 2nd defender||
And teaching the 2nd defender to rip the ball is COACHED. Is it enforced in practice in drills other than a "strip drill" segment? Is it stressed in group and team segments and on film?
It may not be exclusive (i.e. a high level skill), but everyone also has the ability to run full speed every play as well. Do they? No. And if not, does the coach call them out and enforce it or let it slide and focus on other things.
That's what I meant by it being a skill--it can be developed.
|44 weeks 2 days ago||Forcing fumbles is definitely||
Forcing fumbles is definitely NOT random. It's a skill.
|44 weeks 4 days ago||Many of them||
were actively involved in the cheating process itself by being on payroll.
|44 weeks 4 days ago||In the SMU||
situation, many of the players were actively involved in the cheating aspect of the program. The current players of Penn State are as innocent as you can be in this whole sordid affair.
|44 weeks 6 days ago||"Does 1 extra conference game||
"Does 1 extra conference game make that much of a difference?"
Yes. It effects bowl eligibility as much as anything. You're replacing 6 body bag MAC games with 6 losses.
|44 weeks 6 days ago||Good comment||
Althought I think most people are "selfish" and not "good" as you say.
The entire identity of Penn State was Paterno and "doing it the right way." Even in the lean years, PSU fans could rely on that.
Now it's been entirely destroyed. We're not emotionally attached to Penn State, so it's easy for us to flip that switch and say "yep, I guess those are evil people." It's a lot, lot harder if you're a Penn State fan. Give them time and just about everyone of them will get there.
|45 weeks 19 min ago||Used the term||
"chop" instead of "cut". Heard it a lot when I lived in Canada.
Congrats on the front page bump.
|45 weeks 14 hours ago||Other Notes||
Play 14--If Bellomy can't make that throw consistently, I don't think he can play at this level.
Play 15--Corner's technique at top: He's sitting for 3-step. Once Bellomy takes that 2nd step backwards, he knows it's 5-step (or something else deeper) and begins to backpedal with some pace. Looking at it again, I feel pretty confident it's Cover 6. If Bellomy were to catch, step, and throw (as in Play 17), the CB could immediately drive to play the quick route. Makes sense on 3rd and 4.
Play 17--Different O-line coaches have differing opinions on this. I do think it's easier to get hands down IF you cut correctly, but Coach Funk is correct--it ends the play for the offensive lineman.
Play 18--I agree that the WR is open after Bellomy's drop. What we don't know is if the back's block on the blitz is in his throwing window? Only so much you can get from the TV angle.
Out of curiousity, are you from Canada?
|45 weeks 1 day ago||My takes||
I'm assuming by "Dig" route by the #1 WR you meant "Hitch" or "Stop". I think Bellomy's throw here is poor because he doesn't get fully around and follow through to whom he is throwing. He drifts towards the sideline. Other than not throwing it where it can't be caught, it's a terrible throw to a wide open receiver.
More Cover 6 to me than Cover 2 with the CB up top so far off the LOS. I think this is either a poor read by the QB or poor route by the WR. It's hard to tell as I can't see the end of the route. The middle of the field is wide open (MLB doesn't drop) and one of the inside WRs, I'm assuming the guy Bellomy is looking at--the inside WR up top--should bend the route back towards the inside. Hell the safety up top looks like he's trying to divide the two verticals (which is a Cover 2 technique so maybe it is Cover 2) which even creates more space. Again hard to tell exactly what happened here but someone made a pretty big mistake.
Nothing to add.
This was well analyzed. Good point about Bellomy's footwork looking almost mechanical. I would only add 3 points.
1) Bellomy might have pre-snap read where he was going with the ball and cued the O-line which way to slide.
2) A lot of teams will cut block in 3-step to get hands down. I don't know if Michigan does this, but I can imagine they didn't want to cut their own players during the spring game.
3) The timing of the pass looks off because I think Bellomy is trying to find the laces of the ball. It's one of the reasons a lot of coaches prefer 3-step from under center.
Wrong terminology. The WR who gets the ball isn't on a "hot" route. Once Bellomy leaves the pocket (unplanned, unlike Play 16), scramble rules go into effect. Also the TE, not the FB, is the man running a delayed route.
A little harsh on Bellomy in my opinion. He's looking to the Out at the bottom of the screen first. I'm a little surprised he didn't throw it, but if he can't see it due to pressure I can see why he decided to scramble.
|46 weeks 1 day ago||Well, the SEC/Big XII bowl||
Well the SEC/Big XII bowl game can do it, but the B1G/Pac-12 are out of luck. The Rose Bowl has an agreement with ESPN till the middle of the next decade.
|47 weeks 22 hours ago||100% This||
Great comparison between Terp baseball and Hoosier football. Brutal place to try to win in a brutally tough conference.
Why are we using record again to determine the efficacy of a coach? Didn't we learn anything from the Hoke hire? Different places have different ceilings.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||Do you really think that men||
Do you really think that men are born with a genetic trait to like sports that somehow doesn't belong to women?
Men are generally socialized from birth to be involved with athletics. Women generally aren't. That's the cultural difference. When women have been given opportunities to participate in athletics (Title IX) they have taken them.
|50 weeks 15 hours ago||And Minnesota was THE||
And Minnesota was THE dominant team in college football in the 30's and early 40's. Things change.
Poland hasn't gotten out of the Group Stage of any major event since 1986 and has only qualified for 3 major tournaments since then. Would you put them in the category of a Sweden, Czech Republic, or England--solid teams below that top tier of France, Spain, Italy, Germany, and the Netherlands? I wouldn't.
As for Ukraine, they've qualifed for one tournament since the dissolution of the Soviet Union. So if they were responsible for many of those very good Soviet teams of the 60s and 70s it hasn't translated to their own success.
|50 weeks 18 hours ago||Most of the time||
the home country is a soccer power or at least a nation that has their moments like Sweden in 1992. Poland and the Ukraine don't really qualify as such.
|50 weeks 21 hours ago||"If you look at the talent||
"If you look at the talent England has had over the years (this euro being an exception) they have consistently fielded teams that should have challanged for the title, yet performed very poorly."
What talent? You've just made my entire point. If they had the talent they'd have performed much better in these tournaments. It's one thing to have a bad tournament or bad decade, but it's been a bad 80 years outside of 1966.