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|2 hours 54 min ago||Are they?||
|5 hours 34 min ago||Pulling for AU because I||
Pulling for AU because I would take a 4 team SEC playoff over MSU or OSU getting into the playoff.
|6 hours 16 min ago||Don't worry Coach, they were.||
Don't worry Coach, they were. They were.
|10 hours 32 min ago||Much easier to do in today's||
Much easier to do in today's football where a good team gets to play like 14 games. So having the best streak in your programs history in today's football enviornment makes it easier to get 11 win seasons. Back in the day, only one B1G team even got to go to a bowl. Plus there's no ties anymore either. I think there were two Bo teams that only had one loss, but didn't hit 11 wins.
|12 hours 29 min ago||Soooo...this means UM is||
Soooo...this means UM is going win, right?
|12 hours 30 min ago||Purdue went down putting||
Purdue went down putting nearly identical stats offensively to UM, while allowing 100 more yards defensively and more than double the rush YPC. They also turned the ball over 3 times to ND. You can use 'feelingsball' all you want, but just by saying they 'fought the good fight' doesn't mean they actually did anymore than UM did.
|12 hours 55 min ago||But they didn't get handled||
But they didn't get handled physically. They outgained ND and held them to 1.8 yards per rush. The problems with the D were basically 'down two starting CBs'. Hell, even the OL got some holes, but the RBs haven't figured out the IZ scheme yet.
|12 hours 58 min ago||I agree with you. And if the||
I agree with you. And if the lynch pin for the entire 7-5 senario is losing to Utah, then yeah, basically his job is on the line against Utah in this senario. So it kind of is his most important game at this point.
|13 hours 4 min ago||Eh, Rutgers is probably worse||
Eh, Rutgers is probably worse than last year's PSU team. So far, they have a worse D and worse O (based on total yards) than PSU's was last year. And besides, UM should have won last year's PSU game. And this year's UM team is probably better as well. Not saying UM can't lose, but there's no excuse at this point for losing that game.
|13 hours 17 min ago||So you don't think it's the||
So you don't think it's the most important game for Hoke if it's a 'win or you lose your job' senario?
|13 hours 31 min ago||If it's a bad loss, yeah,||
If it's a bad loss, yeah, it's the beginning of the end. I guess the season could be fine, but there would be enough data to say that it probably won't. I think you'll also start seeing commits wavering as well if that happened.
|13 hours 36 min ago||Rutgers. No excuse to losing||
Rutgers. No excuse to losing to Rutgers even on the road.
|13 hours 38 min ago||Maybe? I mean every game is||
Maybe? I mean every game is Hoke's most important at this point. He really can't afford to lose any, even if MSU and Ohio are likely losses. But regardless of what happens I predict no one will be happy anyway.
|14 hours 54 min ago||All these recipes will work||
All these recipes will work for gas grills. I have a gas grill set up for two zones to allow indirect heat, and it works great. I prefer gas because it's a ton easier to use in my opinion, and allows for tighter temp control. It doesn't get as hot as charcoal (though I have grates that produce more radiant heat to get the temp up on the direct side), and doesn't allow as easy 'charing', because it doesn't have direct access to an open flame. But that's ok because I, unlike some, so not like charring. It's just carbonizing the meat; do not want.
|15 hours 30 min ago||Honestly not sure, but I read||
Honestly not sure, but I read the above referenced article yesterday and it said that Spence is facing permenant ineligibility due to the second positive test for a banned substance according to the B1G handbook. Also said that a 'source' said it's a long shot that Spence is reinstated. Basically kind of made it sound like it may not be totally in Meyer's hands.
|16 hours 7 min ago||Problem is that Spence's||
Problem is that Spence's actual return may be out of Meyer's hands. With the repeat failed drug test, it's a violation of B1G rules, and may be their decision. That said, I still wouldn't doubt he's back for the UM game somehow. That's just life as a UM fan. Also mixed feelings on him practicing. Can see pluses and minuses to both.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Good lord. I think you may||
Good lord. I think you may just need to avoid anything Hoke says because obviously anything he says is an indictment of the last three years (which included an 11 win BCS game season).
|1 day 2 hours ago||Has UM beaten MSU and OSU in||
Has UM beaten MSU and OSU in the last few days? Then hell no, no one is happy.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Man, you must have been crazy||
Man, you must have been crazy busy managing the Coping Beverages Division last week. And last year. And maybe the year before that. And kind of all of 2007-2010. Actually, you can probably justify a whole new posistion to manage that section now that I think about it.
|1 day 14 hours ago||I think the Vikings||
I think the Vikings punishment is perfectly appropriate even before court procedings. Peterson has not been found guilty of any crime, so it's not alright to not pay him. but it is alright to say you're not allowed in the office until legal procedings are done, as long as he is still paid. It seems that Peterson accepted that as well. In today's society, I think waiting for court procedings to be finalized just isn't completely realistic. Hell, as soon as Peterson was reinstated, his lawyer filed a motion to have the court date pushed back until after the NFL season. In that case, waiting for the legal system means nothing probably ever happens.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Man, I've been wondering how||
Man, I've been wondering how the NFL could mishandle stuff so bad recently. I mean the NFL and the teams really only care about making money, and along with that, winning. Whatever they do ultimately goes back to that, as you mention with the sponsers. I wonder if the NFL and the Vikings were just not expecting such a backlash from the public. I can't say I'm in tune with the NFL's history, but perhaps when such things like this have happened in the past, the public just doesn't seem to care much? So they thought people wouldn't care this time? Maybe NFL fans are just changing and actually caring about this stuff.
The worse part for the Vikings is that like three years ago they basically suspended a player with pay for almost the entire season when he was accused of domestic violence (later aquited, and then rejoined the team). But when their best player gets into trouble, now he should play until the legal system works itself out? That was probably the biggest blunder.
|1 day 17 hours ago||Right after that play I was||
Right after that play I was like "Damnit Gardner, you need to check out of that". A realy QB would have easily done that. Gardner -32.
|2 days 5 hours ago||To be fair to Brian, he's||
To be fair to Brian, he's never called for Green or anybody to 'try and run people over'. He's always advocated the 'juke people' first and the truck stick as a last resort when there's nothing else. The people calling for the truck stick are, at least inY opinion, idiots who think a 'bowling ball' is he best option at running back, as if it actually worked at an elite level except for rare exceptions. Those people probably think Mile Hart's best trait as an RB was pushing the pile, while probably not paying attention to his ability to juke guys in a phone both. It is true that Smith is like a weeble wobble and just stays upright whenever someone hits his legs, which Green has not shown yet.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Can't say I learned much||
Can't say I learned much about his coverage other than he seems pretty raw at it. Regardless, him and Taylor (which sucks about his ACL tear) are the types of DBs UM needs to start recruiting more of if they want to make this press man scheme and almost base 4-2-5 work. Reminds me a lot of the types of DBs Virginia Tech and MSU constantly runs out. Gonna need a lot of those kinds of corners to run the amount of nickel packages they want to run.
|2 days 9 hours ago||Really good to hear. I was||
Really good to hear. I was worried about him kicking around the D-league for a while. Guess they really see the potential and feel they can use it.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Only all fan bases that are||
Only all fan bases that are angry with a lack of winning.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Woof, Brian compares Hoke to||
Woof, Brian compares Hoke to Ferentz. I don't think Brian has every said anything as bad about Hoke before. And for as prickly as Saban is, access has never been an issue with him. I believe he has open practices for the public as well. I guess the main difference from him and, say, RR is that Saban wins so no one can use that access to make him or Bama look bad. Maybe I'm remembering incorrectly, but I seem to recall that Brian, always found Hoke's lack of openness with the press almost endearing in the past. But that goes back to the winning thing.
|2 days 13 hours ago||It's not even just the||
It's not even just the yardage to me. The Mathlete also found a 50% reduction in punt return TDs. That's a big reduction in another swing play. So data is showing in addition to reduced yards gained by the opposition, you also reduce the chances of the opposition getting a big swing play with a spread punt. I just don't understand why it's not being done. For the little extra time over already existing punt team work it would take to implement the spread punt, I just don't get why the coaches are willingly turning down something to help their team. It's like saying "naw, we don't need the NCAA's full alotment practice time, we do all we need in 90% of that".
|2 days 13 hours ago||I imagine the shield jumping||
I imagine the shield jumping rule is for player safety. If a guy tries to jump over it, he probably gets flipped over the shield onto his head and neck which can be very dangerous.
|2 days 13 hours ago||When the Mathlete looked at||
When the Mathlete looked at this last year, he found that with the genesis and application of the spread punt, punt blocks went down from 2.6% to 1%. Obviously his analysis cannot provide a causal relationship, but it does provide some good evidence that the spread punt pretty much improves punting in all categories. And, as you say, if a team lines up to overload the wall. You can always shift into a punt safe safe formation.