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|3 days 8 hours ago||1/6 of Florida's population||
is over 65 and I have to believe a good majority of those moved there after raising children.
Someone correct if I'm wrong, but I don't think Florida has that many high schools that even play football, certainly compared to its overall population.
|1 week 4 days ago||I'm not comparing them to||
I'm not comparing them to Michigan!! Who cares if they were better than Michigan.
At what point, do you feel they were the best PROGRAM, not TEAM, in college football in the Mack Brown years? They weren't even the best program in their own conference in Mack Brown's golden era (04 to 09)--that would be Oklahoma!!
Again, with all the resources at their disposal, how have they not had a Miami type run in the 80s, FSU type run from late 80's to early 00's, USC type run in the early to mid 00's or a Bama run from 09 to now?
|1 week 4 days ago||"But irregardless, they're||
"But irregardless, they're still the 2nd best team in the state."
Good god man! Based on what? They've beat Clemson 5 of the last 6 years and Spurrier is 6-4 against them overall.
|1 week 4 days ago||In all honesty,||
Texas probably does less with more than any other major program in the history of college football. They are in the middle of a recruiting hotbed at the flagship institution of the state in a great city/town. They should be some combination of Oklahoma and Alabama and the reality is that they've only had one real golden era: the Royal years from about 1961-73.
|1 week 4 days ago||Who's better?||
If he's not great as you say, who's better?
You know in college he recruits that superior personnel.
He gets a bad rap for his Dolphins years. The year before he got there they went 4-12. The year after he left, 1-15. He went 15-17 in his time there. History would be different had he signed Drew Brees as opposed to Duante Culpepper.
|1 week 4 days ago||It's not a coach's job to step down||
It's an AD's job to fire him.
Does anybody really want to have a head coach at a major college program that has a bad season or two and then gives up? Those probably aren't very good head coaches in the first place.
|1 week 4 days ago||Huh?||
Despite last year's 7-6 record, USC is coming off what is easily their best 5 year stretch in history--an SEC East Championship and then three subsequent 11-2 seasons.
The last time Michigan had a stretch like that where they lost 2 games or less in 3 straight years? Schembechler 1976-78. Guess they should have let him go after the 8-4 1979 season.
|1 week 5 days ago||First off, kudos to Jamaica.||
First off, kudos to Jamaica. The US may have had the run of play, but Jamaica also had some quality chances that they didn't put in and defended quite well in the last 15.
Everyone's so paranoid for a true scorer up front, but we get our goals--even against real quailty sides. The problem is that we give up bad chances over and over again. Much of the time we get bailed out by our goaltending or bad CONCACAF finishing. Today we didn't.
We defend like crap. We've defended like crap for the last 25 years and will probably continue to defend like crap for the next 25.
26 World Cup matches since 1990--2 shutouts. And one of those was against Mexico!
By comparison, England has played 27 World Cup matches since 1990--15 shutouts.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||If it wasn't the SEC||
who was it then?
Just because they were down doesn't mean they still aren't the best.
|3 weeks 5 hours ago||Gary Danielson||
has is issues and I don't agree that if the SEC became a passing fantasy league it would struggle. But pointing out the fact Alabama and Auburn can score points doesn't mean they both don't do it by trying to mostly be smash-mouth teams. Auburn's offense is about getting huge numbers of guys at the point of attack in the run game and then play action off of that. Alabama is more traditional.
And hell Ohio State won a national championship by running Q counter up Oregon's ass.
Just because it's a "spread" offense doesn't mean it isn't hard, physical football--it depends on the team.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I guess I was the||
only one who heard the wind and saw the flags on the goalposts. Nice kick but definitely wind-aided.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I'd believe a coach, who's||
I'd believe a coach, who's probably watched a ton of film on Harbaugh / Roman, than a sportswriter who's idea of proof is 3 counter plays for a 9 yard average.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||It was an attack by a guy who||
It was an attack by a guy who doesn't know football on a guy who clearly does.
How is he defining the passing game as stone-age? You know who has a simple, "stone-age" passing game combined with a creative run game--Chip Kelly.
Does he even know Harbaugh's play calling system?
The point about interviewing assistants and the catch-phrases . . . . fine. Those are legitimate points. But unless this guy has a background we don't know about, the rest is just making stuff up.
|5 weeks 23 hours ago||So make sex illegal and allow||
So make sex illegal and allow money laundering? That's an . . . interesting take.
|5 weeks 23 hours ago||Is the "coverage"||
due to his private life from 5 years ago or the fact he's no longer got any game. At this point, it's the latter.
|5 weeks 23 hours ago||Just google "Figjam" and||
Just google "Figjam" and "Mickelson" and get back to me about Phil not being a dick.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||What "right" thing? Brady||
What "right" thing? Brady Hoke did the "right" thing and got run out of town before the tar and feathers could be applied.
The "values" Michigan has are the same every other large Division I athletic departmentl has--win games.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I agree with you||
but if you don't practice it a lot, there can be serious breakdowns resulting in wide open guys. How much bunch does Michigan see in a given year?
As a complete aside, how come you don't write this stuff for the blog? I don't know you from a hole in the wall, but you are or were a coach at some level and easily bring the most to the table when it comes to scheme.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Peppers only mistake||
was that he wasn't aggressive enough. It's a clear run read and he should go to where he has to get to. If he gets blocked and even pinned, it's not a big deal because you have a safety hopefully coming up by that time to get involved.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I'm rooting for the Cavs||
It's over. This version of the Cavs WITHOUT LeBron would be the worst team in the history of the NBA--seriously how can that group score at all!
If they can pull this off, it's the equivalent of Jordan leading the 1984-85 Bulls to the Championship, a team that didn't win 40 games. Even LeBron isn't that good.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||At that point, Fitz can just||
"At that point, Fitz can just follow Kalis straight up field and ram it down UConn's throat, and the safety that thinks he's being a force player is just standing off to the side catching the breeze or chasing the ball back inside."
UConn is playing Cover 1 and that safety is actually trying to cover the FB. Once he knows it's a run he ends up becoming the force player. If UConn were playing zone, they have the bodies and angles to fit this run play regardless of whether Kalis is able to turn it up or not.
The worst block on this play is by the PS guard who gets turned and never sees the WLB doing a half-assed run through. If the WLB goes through that FS A Gap, it's a TFL.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I have to believe #20 is contain on this play||
I disagree with Magnus about the V.Tech losing all their battles inside. The MLB simply takes too many shuffle steps outside and instead of fitting with the puller, fits OUTSIDE the FB--a place he should never be. He ends up duplicating the responsibilities of the contain player and two gaps over from where he should be.
The slant call by V. Tech does not help the cause at all.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||The role of the defenses in||
The role of the defenses in this has been completely ignored. Virginia Tech has TEN guys to cover 9 gaps and fails miserably. #2 decides to eff around the backside and should easily make the play at around 3-5 yards. That's not even the worst of it. 2 guys--the corner and MLB in your diagram--both decide to be force players leaving the open gap. Virginia Tech's "great defense" was godawful on this play. UConn plays it just about perfectly.
You've over-emphasized the differences in the FBs as well. While I agree that the UM FB could do a better job of preventing the cross face move, the Stanford FB has the HUGE advantage of blocking a MLB shuffling to the outside. There's still a gap between the down block and the FBs block in Stanford's touchdown.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||We're not talking about||
We're not talking about refusing to hire here. We're talking about Seattle HIRING him and that somehow they shouldn't have (or investigated in more detail or whatever).
|12 weeks 6 days ago||"Seahawks look like they||
"Seahawks look like they don't care about domestic violence"
Should they? It's not their job to care about domestic violence. It's the organization's job to make money and put the best team on the field that they can.
It's about business. Period. It's always been about business in America since before the founding of the Republic.
Not everyone on a roster is going to be a saint, but that's true for any walk of life. I have no doubt there are readers of this blog and maybe even posters on this topic who have hit their wives or girlfriends. This isn't a Seahawks or NFL problem. It's a societal problem. And the Seahawks aren't going to fix it by doing a thorough investigation of Frank Clark.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||What are you stunned about?||
It all comes back to what is good business--and Seattle believes they can weather the initial storm and got a very good player in the late 2nd round. They may be wrong, mind you but it's all about business.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||"The fact that Urbz was able||
"The fact that Urbz was able to do this with a 3rd string QB mind bottling"
That's the part that would scare me as a Michigan fan. Meyer took a 6-6 team in 2011 and has gone 12-0, 12-2, and 13-1. He's playing a 3rd string QB in 11 days for the national championship. If Saban is 1a, he's clearly 1b and I don't think anyone is remotely close to #2.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||DB play||
was a weakness, particularly in 2nd half of the year. Auburn lit these guys up as well, but kept kicking field goals in the red zone.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||That's just not correct||
Alabama has had a great offense the last 6-7 years. They don't have great cumulative stats because they control the clock, but that offense has always been top 10 to top 15 in yards per play. It just gets overshadowed by the defense.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||Donors and bigwigs with money||
Donors and bigwigs with money want it and will help subsidize the losses. "I won't build that new Science Center if we drop football" etc.
Also D-III programs are growing at a pretty good pace (2 to 4 a year for the past half decade plus and will continue going forward). They see it as a chance to bring in more tuition dollars and increase male enrollment.