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|5 days 7 hours ago||So make sex illegal and allow||
So make sex illegal and allow money laundering? That's an . . . interesting take.
|5 days 7 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 days 8 hours ago||Just google "Figjam" and||
Just google "Figjam" and "Mickelson" and get back to me about Phil not being a dick.
|1 week 3 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.
|2 weeks 2 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.
|2 weeks 2 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.
|2 weeks 6 days 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.
|3 weeks 2 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.
|3 weeks 3 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.
|3 weeks 3 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.
|8 weeks 4 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).
|8 weeks 4 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.
|8 weeks 4 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.
|26 weeks 2 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.
|26 weeks 2 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.
|29 weeks 8 hours 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.
|31 weeks 4 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.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||Hofstra is a fantastic||
case study. 25 years ago they were a good D-III program. They decided to go more big time and ended up dropping a generation later.
I get Northeastern dropping football. Tough location for football and they wanted to put the extra money in hockey. Similar to St. Mary's (CA) some 10 years ago.
Rule changes over the course of decades forced a lot of Northeastern schools that had good basketball programs to have D-I football as well (a few sports and teams were grandfathered in--Hopkins lax for instance). Canisius, Niagara, Iona, St. John's--all these schools had small school type football and ended up having to drop because of the cost and the fact football couldn't play at a lower level (with less expenses).
|32 weeks 14 hours ago||There would be ZERO talk of||
There would be ZERO talk of Bob Stitt as a coaching candidate had it not been mentioned by Brian.
Bob Stitt is a very good coach . . . . along with roughly a dozen other Division II coaches with similar if not better resumes.
Stitt has always been a "cool club" thing among the college football blog cognoscenti--I know an obscure D-II coach therefore I know football sort of thing.
This entire Stitt meme in connection with Michigan is worthy of the Bleacher Report.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Let me get this straight||
Hoke should have adjusted his offense to Denard and the spread (an offense he's not comfortable with), yet Rodriguez gets a free pass to install HIS offense despite not having the personnel for it.
I'm just amazed Rodriguez supporters continue to go to apologize for him. His tenure was unmitigated disaster. Hoke's isn't going to go down as much, if any, better.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||I believe Brian predicted 7-5 for that 2008 Michigan team||
The amount of memory loss and hindsight reasoning from Rodriguez supporters on this site still continues to amaze.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||What makes||
you think the Podcasters know more than you about the coaching search? For no reason whatsoever other than a Dana Holgorson man crush, Bob Stitt keeps getting brought up by them. I don't know how anyone can take them seriously after that.
|37 weeks 8 hours ago||I'm not sure any D-II head coach is a great option||
Annese is among a solid 2 dozen or so coaches at the lower divisions who have at least as much bonafides as Bob Stitt.
The question is why everyone is on the Stitt bandwagon? It's because he got mentioned in an Orange Bowl telecast and the Connelly's and Cook's of the world think he must be good. If we're going to analyze lower level coaches, let's get them all out the woodwork as opposed to just hopping on some Dana Holgorson quote from 3 years ago.
Are we talking about Bob Stitt as a viable head coach at Michigan if he's not mentioned during that game?
|37 weeks 1 day ago||Why Bob Stitt?||
If we're looking at Division II coaches, why not Scott Maxwell at Henderson State who has a better offense by any measure and has completely turned around the fortunes of that program. East Stroudsburg is still moving the ball at will under Denny Douds. There are at least half a dozen offensive-minded coaches at the D-II level (never mind the D-IAA / I-A level) with consistently better offenses than School of Mines.
So why does Bob Still get all the love? Oh that's right--he got mentioned on TV by Holgorson during a bowl game and the hoi polloi of the Internet decided he must be great.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||There is no effing way||
beating a completely overmatched Conference USA team in a de facto home game is Mullen's 4th best win. Almost any SEC win is better than that.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||This is 100% correct||
The head coach should be judged by his wins and losses, not the nuance of coaching a Division I program which very few people truly understand.
Howard's point is correct as well. People don't understand what it's like to coach a Division I program. The whining about punt formations and bad play calls and the like are just that . . . whining from people who don't know what they're talking about, who haven't watched a lick of film and don't understand the basics of football.
You want to argue the Michigan punt team is poor. . . no question about it. Or that Hoke should be fired for the underperformance of Michigan football . . very fair and valid argument (and I think the right decision at this point). But not many are qualified to judge the minutiae of Brady Hoke's detailed coaching.
|40 weeks 4 days ago||Changing the culture||
means squat if you don't end up winning. Randy Shannon changed the culture at Miami. And was fired after 4 years for not winning enough games.
It all sounds good until fans decide they'd rather have wins than choir boys.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||Nothing would help||
defenses more than consistently calling illegal blocking downfield. Why defensive coaches think pace is the problem is beyond me? It's not the pace. It's the blatant disregard of calling the actual rules in the rulebook.
Alabama is playing for the national title (or at least the SEC title) if Auburn's tying TD is nullified. Backside is a WR 5 yards downfield blocking on a run play.
Whatever defensive coaches have been in the rules committee for the last 10-15 years should be shot and banned from ever doing anything involved with football again.
|47 weeks 1 day ago||It goes deeper than that||
The original WAC (now roughly the Mountain West) universally hated BYU. And not just because of their outsized success in football at the time. All of the exceptions that came with a Mormon school pissed off the rest of the conference. The mission exception allowed a lot of 25 year old BYU kids to play against 18 and 19 year old WAC kids. Not playing competitions on Sundays. This all added headaches to the rest of the conference members.
|47 weeks 5 days ago||Purdue's one win||
was against a 1-11 FCS team by 6 points. They don't win 4 games against that schedule.