I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|8 hours 6 min ago||I hate to break it to you||
but no matter how hard you try, you will never be as good as PGA tour golfers either.
|5 days 15 hours ago||What's a||
What's a "pocket"?
-Devin Gardner, for every game between ND and OSU.
|1 week 7 hours ago||
"Twitter" is not a source. It's a medium. Like "word of mouth" or "radio."
You have to like, I don't know, cite to the source that is ON Twitter. But let me guess....there isn't actually one.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Funny||
There really is a tremendous irony that the M game records for total offense and receiving yards are by members of one of the worst Michigan offenses of the modern era, particularly if you look at the peformance curve of the offense over the season.
You'd think that one would preclude the other, but it really isn't the case.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||This thread is devolving||
This thread is devolving into an RR fight, so I probably will not return to it, but this might be one of the more interesting posts on here. There is this constant refrain that "execution" isn't a shot at the players, that at the end of the day, Hoke is guarding his coaches just like he's guarding his players.
But that's a pretty clear shot at the players. Not a good look, even if it's true.
Hoke can't have it both ways.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Might not expect more||
But might hope for more.
I fully believe that he genuinely cares, that he's disappointed. To express that feeling would help people have faith that problems will be fixed and give him some benefit of the doubt.
And maybe he thinks it doesn't matter because behind closed doors he feels he's addressing things properly. But then he (and the AD) better be equally prepared to hear a lot of hot seat publicity next year (which will hurt in recruiting) and realize that they're burning away any public good will and benefit of the doubt they might hope for.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Don't do this||
You don't need to compare RR to Hoke/Borges. It gives the people defending Borges an easy way to change the argument, where there actually is room for disagreement.
This should be purely about Borges and the performance of the offense, in a vacuum, being impossible to rationally defend by any of the staunchest supporters on here.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Well||
that's not exactly true. Devin is not playing well, I'm sure even he would tell you that.
I dont think the takeaway here is that DG is doing well, I think the takeaway is that he's a really great guy, who cares deeply about the team, gives everything he has, and doesn't ever deserve to have his heart questioned.
But that's not the same thing as being critcism-proof for his play, even if there are myriad explanations for why he's not playing well.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Hoke||
I think back to when Hoke was hired. It was a bold call at the time that at first seemed to have paid off because even though Hoke himself wasn't necessarily a great football mind, he's a great guy, great recruiter, and could attract top coaches to handle the x's and o's.
But to be that kind of Les Miles-type coach, whose role is sort of caretaker and general face of the program, you have to make the tough calls with your coaches. I would never want to be LSU, ever, but you look at that approach, they cycled through coordinators constantly, trying to find something that worked, and they never had things as bad as this.
If Hoke cant do this right here and now, it speaks very poorly for him
|2 weeks 5 days ago||If ever||
If ever there was a time to put a "Game, blouses" tag on a post...
|3 weeks 4 days ago||They also||
They also scored 10 points against Notre Dame after Orgeron came aboard, and were fortunate to beat Stanford.
They might just be a talented-but-inconsistent team.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||It's funny||
In a vacuum this post is so obviously sarcastic. But based on your other posts it appears this is actually a serious comment.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||But||
you did invent the argument that someone said he is elite. Youre the only one who said that, the argument was whether "he's not very good" and the stats referenced certainly provide a rebuttal to that.
So maybe lecturing people on careful reading shouldn't come from you
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Don't know who to get||
The argument from some Borges supporters (and I'm not saying you are saying this) is "well, who would you hire?"
It really is an incredibly stupid argument to suggest that there is no one that Michigan could possibly hire that would be better. Somewhere is the next Chip Kelly at New Hampshire, or Rich Rod at Tulane, or Malzahn or Briles at a freaking high school.
And i'm not even remotely suggesting that you have to hit on the next great innovator like those guys. But there are tens, if not hundreds, of coaches capable of running a not-extreme-spread offense that are great candidates. Oregon State? San Jose State? Bowling Green? NFL position coaches?
I don't even know, but just because the average fan can't name the person doesn't mean that there aren't highly thought-of offensive minds that are eager to get a chance to prove themselves at a high profile position like Michigan.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Why doesn't Devin throw the ball away?||
I mean really throw it away. Every play, even when it throws it late, he's trying to squeeze something in, or over the top, or just underneath.
He's got no time, i get it. But sometimes when you have "no time" you still have time to chuck it away.
I'd really like to know how many pure throw aways he's had since the ND game. If someone had that stat, and an average-throwaways-per-QB stat, i would be shocked if DG wasn't in the bottom 10 in FBS.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Are you just||
starting a thread for the sake of starting a thread? To discuss issues you freely admit have been discussed ad nauseum, with no particular impetus?
|6 weeks 1 day ago||On the other hand||
there are a ton of posters who played high school football, but never read any of the UFRs, Space Coyote's analysis, Magnus' opinions, Mathlete posts, Chris Brown's breakdowns...
...and stick to the rote "you don't understand you've never played/coached before, trust the coaches, you guys who are critical don't know what you're talking about, this is their job, they have millions of dollars riding on this."
Like it's impossible for coaches to not be the very best, and not take advantage of all available information. And yet NFL coaches still regularly opt to punt from the 35 on 4th and 2.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I think a lot of people are missing the point||
Space Coyote is making an argument for rational debate. He may be clearly on one side of the Borges debate, but his post is in favor of reason regardless of sides (at least that's the benefit of the doubt I would give him).
A lot of people in this thread are using the fact that he's threatening to leave to somehow prove that he's right about Borges.
He may not actually be right. Borges may be a mediocre OC. There are a lot of facts and evidence to support that argument.
But whether or not Borges is a good OC really shouldn't be the take away point here, and i think it weakens the point of the rant when a lot of people in this thread convert it to arm their own pro-Borges agenda (which, often times, is as ill-informed and armchair as the very anti-Borges opinions that irritate SC).
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Well||
I thought toilets on a cliff was kinda funny.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||He obviously||
hits him in the head/neck area, as the back of the receiver's helmet snaps upwards at the hit, clearly indicating the facemask was hit downward/into the face in the front.
This is open and shut ejection, I don't think there's much to dispute. If you want to say he didn't hit him in the head/neck area, then, well....I mean it's factually wrong but you can argue that.
The rule is the rule, and the rule is clearly designed to reduce head injuries, and I doubt you'd have a solid argument that it isn't doing just that. Sometimes societal values change. We view Roman gladiatorial fights, or even bare-knuckle boxing for 30 rounds, as barbaric and morally reprehensible. 50 years from now, people may think the same thing about football. Shit changes sometimes.
As for knee injuries, they will eventually legislate for that too, but if given a straight choice, every person would choose a lifetime of painful walking over deterioting brain condition that may kill you or make you suicidal before 50.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Indiana's tempo||
Is possibly the fastest i've ever seen. And I live in Eugene. I'm generally fine with "uptempo" but It really does seem to take something away from the game if half the time the defensive team doesn't have everyone on the field, let alone lined up in the right place, let alone set in a stance, let alone executing a defensive play.
A simple rule like you have to wait to snap it until maybe 3 or 4 seconds after the ref sets it and gets back into his position, except under 2 minutes in a half.
It would still allow uptempo, but not "maniac-speed" or whatever Indiana is doing. This is gonna sound like sour grapes after that game, but buiding an offense around catching the other team not ready is sorta dumb for the game. It'd be like if you could throw a pitch at any time so the batter always has to be ready to run into the box, or if you could inbound the ball in basketball at anytime without having to wait for the whistle. Yes, I know it's within the rules, but it nonetheless changes the fundamental concept of what the game is about.
|8 weeks 7 hours ago||A huge majority of people on here||
Are herd mentality one way (FIRE BORGES!) or the other (You guys are over-reacting, we lost one game). Right now, it's heavily FIRE BORGES, but a lot of the You're Overreacting guys aren't exactly being reasonable about the discussion either.
When someone lists a bunch of explicit factual grievances with Borges, responses like "Tell me exactly who you would hire instead of Borges, I want a name because without that your point is useless" or "You're so smart, if running directly into the line for no gain is so terrible, then what play would you run that is guaranteed to work" is insulting to intelligent discussion in its own right. It's not as noxious as "He's fat and arrogant and must be fired", but it's non-responsive in a different way.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Ding ding ding||
There is one primary reason why the Big Ten has fallen: there are fewer top tier football recruits in this footprint (due to population shifts, increased access to sports and increased recruiting exposure for southern athletes, etc). Period, end of story. The best players are in the southeast, Texas and California. That's really it.
You can argue about some other reasons (none of which is the Big Ten Network), that might add some small impact, but the pool of recruits is 95% of the reason.
OSU and MICH can work around that to some degree because they recruit nationally, but the depth will just never be there in the conference as a whole anymore.
It is what it is, but you take the good with the bad and even with the writing being on the wall for the longterm prosperity of the conference's football programs, at least you root for Michigan instead of schools where they think its funny to scream "fag" at theater majors and have a deeply ingrained history of overt racism.
|10 weeks 15 hours ago||That's his point||
That's his point, it's ridiculous to vote-gather for an award for high school kids based solely on the fact that one is a Michigan commit and others aren't. These are a bunch of kids playing high school sports, the most deserving should win, not to use this as some petty proxy war against rivals.
I'm sure this is how Jeff Daniels won an emmy for the Newsroom, you see what a mockery it makes of the award.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||There are other poster types||
that drive people away. It's not just the Brian sycophants who aren't helping discourse here. There are the trolls who post about Al Borges for the 40th fucking time. And the mgoblog backlash trolls, who almost always ARE the old school people. None of that bullshit is inciting legitimate debate either.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Just so we're clear||
You are so pissed off, you guys, that you're done with this website (and its free content) and the board on this website because it is derivative gifs and jokes, BUT you want to keep the derivative threads about Borges and so forth that should not be deleted because people ought to be able to post about them, but you don't want to come here anymore because of the thread wars and you're OUT, but why should you leave because you enjoy the threads here.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Just for posterity's sake||
Boras represented Teixiera when he signed for the Yankees, which is really the only point in time that matters for an agent-player relationship.
I have no opinion to express about agents, college football or anything else to do with this thread.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||That was easily the worst thing in the article||
"why should I have to pay for improvements I won't even get to use!!?"
Holy shit is that a egocentric statement and completely ignorant of how greatness (or even simply sustainability) is achieved.
I'll just take my 7 years of tuition back then, along with everyone who came before that yutz, and he can have his own private Michigan of Jay financed exclusively by his payments to the university.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||I agree with that completely||
But the "average fan" can still be a fan from somewhere way up in the stands. You still get to go to all the good games and show up late to the crappy ones, you just don't get Section 25 Row 5.
Where's the horrendous injustice?
|12 weeks 8 hours ago||The third map||
is different because there is no mirror on ESPN2, no game on ESPN2 at all at that time. Which is the problem for anyone roughly West of the Mississippi.
I guess to some degree I can't blame them for not making MICH against UConn, which is a pretty weak game, the national game.
HOWEVA, given how bad both UT and KSU are, Michigan is clearly the most watchable team.
So boo this coverage map...