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|1 week 1 day ago||What are you talking about?||
Gives PSU 2 or 3 plays to score? It was 4th down, they would've just punted it.
|1 week 4 days ago||Return reputation||
I'm not really sure how or where it got started, but he's generated this "dangerous return man" reputation without actually providing a ton of big returns (I think the proprietor of this website has contributed to it). It's kind of like how Dantonio for a while was viewed as this strong disciplinarian despite evidence to the contrary, just because people kept saying it over and over again.
I think Norfleet would be more dangerous and more effective as a fully-used slot receiver/jet sweep guy than a returner, where's he's just fine but at a certain point, if you're always THISCLOSE to busting one but never actually do it, that might just be who you really are as a returner.
|1 week 4 days ago||False||
The internet does not have it for Directv subscribers
|2 weeks 4 days ago||No if you think about it, it does not make sense||
They ran off 39 of the 40 second play-clock from the game clock. They then took a penalty. They then ran 24 out of 25 seconds on the play-clock off of the game clock.
If they continued to take illegal motion penalties with one second left, they could end the game without ever snapping it under your interpretation of the rule.
So.... NO the call on the field was not correct.
But then again, the refs also think you have to put a football between two of your hands, then summarize Proust, complete the Kessel run (in less than 12 parsecs), and explain why doth Hamlet delay, before a catch is deemed complete.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah, I haven't seen anything||
Yeah, I haven't seen anything confirming that either. Weird. Maybe someone should have checked him out on that immediately after he had trouble standing after taking a helmet shot to the chin....
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Concussions||
Well, he DOES have a history of making light of player concussions, so should fit right in.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Concussion vs ankle||
Let's assume he doesn't have a concussion. It's somehow ok for the coach to send a guy who hasn't been able to stand on his sprained ankle for three series back out again and again? '
Is the requisite for serious criticism that the player has to be having life-long health threats to his brain? or is it maybe, just maybe, ok to think that a coach is still vile for not pulling a player playing on a severe ankle injury?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||No no no no||
Fuck that. This is not armchair, "he should run more bubble screens" or "he should change the O-line coach" or "I heard that he knew that Gibbons was gonna get booted from school and glossed over it."
This is black and white, indisputable fact that he left a very injured, beaten quarterback in a blowout. It doesn't matter what his reputation is, it doesn't matter how players love him. He had a very likely concussed, and at least obviously injured QB (who had been obviously injured for three series). And he left him in the game.
Now if he says he didn't know he was hurt and waiting for Morris to ask out, that may be his honest "manball" view of the game and at least it's not malevolent, but it's flat wrong, just like some guy from Alabama thinks it's ok to say the n-word because all the folks back home do.
And if he did know and left him in the game, then he literally ought to be fired tomorrow.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||2008??||
Uh, you should catch the 20 years prior to that.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Mignery||
Does Mignery have a radio show or a platform or something? He's been referenced before, and I find it so odd that a random QB-turned-blocking-TE is somehow a significant voice for former players.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||You don't get||
You don't get constant mail/emails asking for donations to the University generally, your undergrad college (at least for LS&A), and the department of your major? I have no trouble having opportunities presented to donate to non-athletic purposes.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Last year||
Actually, their defense last year was quite good, the best of the Kelly era (and make no mistake, Helfrich is still riding out the wave of the Kelly era).
This year, it's taken a big step back. That's nothing to do with Pac 12 offenses, it's been bad against South Dakota and Wyoming too.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||It doesn't matter||
I suppose you'd like to see Oregon win, because if the 4th spot is Oregon/MSU, then the fewer losses they have the better.
But basically, playoff will be FSU, winner of SEC, winner of Pac12, and then one available spot. It's very unlikely MSU is that wildcard, instead of Oklahoma/Baylor, an SEC team, or Pac12 runner up.
B1G is just too weak.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||It's ch. 720||
and it likely is premium if you live in Michigan, since I'm guessing you get BTN with your regular package. I live in Oregon and Pac12Network is on the regular package, but BTN is only available in the super-duper premium tier (like not even the Sports Package, but the full you-just-bought-every-movie-channel package).
And yes, that's annoying as fuck. Comcast certainly knows pressure points for pricing and packages.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Low point?||
Oh, good, you mean from this "low point" we can get back to the heights of getting pasted by K State, being embarassed by MSU, or getting shutout by Notre Dame?
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah||
Everyone has been mentioning this today, I sort of assumed there was some credible rumor or something. Because otherwise, why would this even be in the realm, there are a million reasons why he will not come here. Just because his name is Harbaugh, that's the compelling argument in favor?
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Likelihood of being fired||
I'm really not that certain that Hoke getting canned is a foregone conclusion. Last year was atrocious and the AD pretended like every thing was fine, requested no changes, gave them the green light to run the whole thing back with no changes at all. It was only when Nuss came available when Kiffin went to Bama, but that's the only reason Borges was let go.
The B1G is bad, MICH could easily go 8-4 or 7-5, eking out wins over crap teams, and not only could I see Brandon retaining Hoke, but I think it would be more probable than not. Hoke is Brandon's guy, it would be Brandon admitting failure, and I don't think that's his strong suit, to put it mildly.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Florida||
Really, the primary goals for the rest of the season are to root against the 49ers and root for the Gators, because in a season with no outstanding coach prospects, Florida is a MUCH better job than Michigan.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I really||
wanted Hoke to be the coach, ya know...
|4 weeks 6 days ago||yeah||
This is like Brek Shea all over again. You can be a great athlete and get by to a certain extent, but after the drooling factor for the physical gifts wears off and you look a little closer, he's going to have to learn defense and tactics (and when not to take dumbass fouls).
And anyone who thinks he's walking into a starting role anytime soon on a top 7 EPL team is absolutely dreaming.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||He owes something||
He may not owe fans full disclosure on injury information, but he certainly owes, not just the fans, but everyone, not outright lying on players' absences (e.g. "family issue")
To be clear, i don't have any issue with him not disclosing exactly how long Funchess is out, or to disclose that Wilson won't play, or stuff like that. But to say Peppers is "fine" after Week 1...there's an expectation not to lie, a line which he blurs sometimes. No obligation to tell the whole truth and disclose everything, but certainly an expectation not to lie.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Braylon||
I think he'd do best in a studio show, where his face was on TV. My wife: "who is that? That's Braylon Edwards? That was the dude who would show up at Rick's in sunglasses and be a cocky asshole?....He's really handsome."
I'M SITTING RIGHT HERE!!
|6 weeks 2 hours ago||It's real hard to know||
what's what at this point. MSU just came out to Oregon and won an invitational but Oregon didn't run their two best runners, and a handful of others, and won't run another competitive meet for several weeks.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Venting thread?||
What the fuck are the 27 other threads tonight?
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Wait||
At first glance I was sure this was sarcasm given all the other stuff going on, but... this is serious? You're seriously not happy with Funchess?? Funchess is like, I don't know, somewhere between last and fourth to last on problematic things/people/issues with the MICH football program right now.
EDIT: upon further review, i'm the sucker, mlive troll joins today. i bit. i blame alcohol.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Well||
They did come within a Gary Danielson of playing for the national title in that time.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Really nothing more to say.||
You could write 100 page dissertation on Michigan football and it wouldn't be as complete a thought.
Far more apropos for MICH than Walter White.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||This has to happen||
The B1G really needs to bottom out. It wasn't that long ago the Pac 10 was a joke. You've got to get these B1G schools to learn to take a chance on innovative coaches to modernize football in the conference. But the ADs will never take the risk until their teams are so bad that the risk is quite low.
OR, alternatively, the B1G will never be good again because the base of recruits has shifted into every other conference and you just can't get SoCal kids to come to Iowa.
I don't know which, i'm hopeful it's the former.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I am the last person||
who is an Oregon fan, but they became an elite program because they found a once in a generation coach. No amount of money can guarantee you year-in, year-out top 5 caliber teams.
And when they ride out the leftover Chip Kelly string, they'll go back to being good-not-great, and eventually back to mediocre.
|8 weeks 11 hours ago||Errr?||
Um, yes, nearly everyone (not you apparently) cares about the academic reputation of their school because it attaches to them through almost every job interview, social interaction, small talk conversation for the rest of their lives.
If you want to pretend that the world as a whole sees no difference between MICH and MSU just because Dan Gilbert made a billion dollars effing over naive homeowners on their mortgages, then go ahead. But it's simply not true.