"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
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|1 hour 1 min ago||Problem is that it will take||
Problem is that it will take 2-3 years for these linemen to really be ready. What is of more importance is what steps forward the current personnel can take, and then getting and RB to make the most out of what is provided. Look at what Barkley did at PSU with a terrible OL. There are limitations for sure, but man, he can make the most of nothing.
|1 hour 3 min ago||Of course it takes more than||
Of course it takes more than stars. But math and research continues to prove that someone is more likely to contribute at a higher level the higher rated they are. Eventually one of these high level RBs has to at least somewhat meet expectations. But you also don't put all your eggs in the Walker basket. I hope they bring in a couple more RBs as well. I imagine we'll see some significant attrition this offseason at RB and I would prefer to not have Peppers be the starting RB as well as a starting DB.
|1 hour 8 min ago||Would be great news.||
Would be great news. Hopefully UM can hold onto the other RB commits they have. Need some fresh bullets in the RB chamber and hopefully one of them hits. Offense is always going to have a significant ceiling until the running game clicks.
|1 hour 11 min ago||I mean, if he has Barkley||
I mean, if he has Barkley speed, well, I would be supremely happy with that. Barkley still has pretty damn good speed. He got chased down barely by a safety who was coming from a pursuit angle. Ezekiel Elliott got chased down by UM's secondary as well.
|3 hours 35 min ago||It will be good practice for||
It will be good practice for the D. I'm looking forward to it. I imagine the DL next year will completely overwhelm them anyway that we won't learn much. They're a not so great team right now. Think Oregon St this year.
|3 hours 37 min ago||Doubt he stays, but I really||
Doubt he stays, but I really hope Babers stays one more year at Bowling Green.
|16 hours 16 min ago||So basically Mark Richt over the last decade||
So basically Mark Richt over the last decade
|1 day 19 hours ago||I knew it end this way. We didn't listen.||
I knew it end this way. We didn't listen.
|1 day 21 hours ago||I don't like it. UM will||
I don't like it. UM will lose Durkin, but I don't want it this quick. Program needs stability after the last few years.
|2 days 16 min ago||I understand this one. UGA||
I understand this one. UGA has almost as much talent as Bama and about similar to UF. Yet Richt couldn't dominate a down SEC east like they should have. I can see UGA saying it's time to move on. Taken rich state with lots of history. Should be a destination job.
|2 days 35 min ago||Soooo, I'm guessing that's||
Soooo, I'm guessing that's good for us huh? Nauta unless UGA hires a super TE heavy coach?
|2 days 21 hours ago||Settle down there dude||
Settle down there dude
|3 days 9 min ago||Once again, UM is a pretty||
Once again, UM is a pretty good team when not shooting themselves in the fucking face.
|4 days 22 hours ago||Dunno. What kind of porn are you into?||
Dunno. What kind of porn are you into?
|4 days 23 hours ago||Brian Cook? More like Brian||
Brian Cook? More like Brian Cock. Am inI right?
|6 days 1 hour ago||I think that is the wrong||
I think that is the wrong analogy. State still came to prominence during the worst 10 year stretch of UM history in he last half century, in a B1G that was languishing with one major national power firing on all cylinders, OSU, who because of the 10 team conference, MSU managed to miss during their breakthrough year and tied for a conference championship. Now, Dantonio is a top 5 coach, so he still turns around MSU if given the time, but does he get the time of he walked into the division if there're were three other top-5 coaches in the division. A closer analogy to Durkin's potential situation would be Dan Mullen at Miss St. Clearly a good coach, but just can't break though because he's at an undermanned school in a ridiculously tough division his whole career.
|6 days 3 hours ago||I hope he find success as a||
I hope he find success as a HC, but man, going to MD just seems like a bad idea. Maybe the toughest division in college football at a school that doesn't really care much about football and is not a well managed athletic department. Just has the feeling of a coaching graveyard. But hey, if he feels he's ready....and it is technically a power 5 job which become difficult for coordinators to land. Gotta think better options will open later on down the road though.
|6 days 20 hours ago||I mean, didn't we all know||
I mean, didn't we all know Graham flipped from OSU? It was pretty well covered in these parts I thought. I remember being pretty pumped Hoke got him as a preferred walk-on.
|6 days 21 hours ago||I mean he definitely could,||
I mean he definitely could, but I just think he's more important on defense. With the Harbaugh brain trush on offense, a solid line of QBs waiting in the wings, and Harbaugh gobbling up skill positions he loves on the recruiting trail, I just have great faith the offense will be quite good once the OL takes that step forward. But a guy who can play boundry CB, saftey, WLB, nickelback, on defense and basically is needed to shut down spread offenses seems more important to winning championships to me.
|6 days 21 hours ago||One difference is that MSU||
One difference is that MSU was able to do this by throwing one pass the entire second half because of OSU's mind boggling offensive game plan never forced MSU to throw. Now PSU has a great pass rushing line, but the rush D isn't nearly as good so this favors MSU. I still think they win regardless, but the one thing PSU does well is occasionally unleash big plays, and with MSU's shaky secondary, if PSU can force MSU to actually have to throw sometimes, then the game shifts greatly to PSU.
|1 week 2 hours ago||Personally, I would rather||
Personally, I would rather deal with occasional slow-down and a few hours being down and it remain free. But that's just me. I would also still probably pay a small subscription if that's the direction they wanted to go. Like the content too much to just give it all up.
|1 week 2 hours ago||I mean, is it really that||
I mean, is it really that bad? Especially for a free site that is minimal with the ads? I believe the last time it went Brian said it was because a user put some copyrighted material as their avatar that got flagged and the website taken offline until they could remove it. Not sure what the MGoBlog staff can really do about that stuff unless you want every avatar to be approved before it's put on the site. That's pretty damn labor intensive too.
|1 week 2 days ago||I know he's a kicker, but||
I know he's a kicker, but doesn't he still have to do workouts and stuff with the rest of the team?
|1 week 2 days ago||Man UM is a pretty damn good||
Man UM is a pretty damn good team when shooting themselves in the face or getting jobbed by refs.
|1 week 3 days ago||I'm so prepared for just||
I'm so prepared for just utter disappointment and a whole week of asking 'why do I do this to myself?' when it comes to sports.
|1 week 4 days ago||Yeah, it's one thing when the||
Yeah, it's one thing when the athletic department is self funded like at UM, but different when the academic side is paying for things instead of the other way around. But you could make the argument it's an initial investment that could bring a lot more money in the future if this stuff gets them into a big time conference or something.
|1 week 4 days ago||Depends. Like last year, no||
Depends. Like last year, no because I never had any expectations or hope in the first place. I actually paid more attention waiting for Brandon to get fired. Otherwise, usually yes after heartbreaking or unexpected loses. I won't watch MSU/OSU if UM loses.
|1 week 4 days ago||I believe the all whites is kind of a one year thing this year||
I believe the all whites is kind of a one year thing this year
|1 week 4 days ago||Blerg. About Ohio State.||
Blerg. About Ohio State. Because I agree. Damn it all the hell. One of the deepest DLs in the conference has been shredded by injuries. What can you do?
|1 week 4 days ago||I was ecstatic too, but those||
I was ecstatic too, but those cracks were showing even in Hoke's year 1. It's just as dutiful fans, we are obliged to try and explain them away using the positives from that season. It's not until you know things aren't going to get better that we finally turn our true critical eye at those cracks and flaws.