this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Got it and downloaded it.||
Got it and downloaded it. Thank you very much!
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Well for comparison, last||
Well for comparison, last year he projected us to go 7-5.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Here are the top WRs from his||
Here are the top WRs from his previous stops by year.
2013 Alabama - Amari Cooper: 45 catches, 736 yards, 4 TDs
2012 Alabama - Amari Cooper: 58 catches, 999 yards, 11 TDs
2011 Washington - Jermaine Kearse: 47 catches, 699 yards, 7 TDs
2010 Washington - Jermaine Kearse: 63 catches, 1005 yards, 12 TDs
2009 Washington - Jermaine Kearse: 50 catches, 866 yards, 8 TDs
2008 Fresno State - Seyi Ajirotutu: 47 catches, 795 yards, 5 TDs
Also the highest % of catches of those WRs was 2010 Jermaine Kearse with 30.7% of his team's total catches. It seems Nussmeier's offenses spread the ball around a fair amount (being a one-back style coach generally has 3 WR and 1 TE on the field most of the time). The other years fluctuate from about 17% to 26%.
Expect Darboh, Chesson, Funchess and Butt to see a good number of targets their way. Unless Funchess turns into a target monster ala Gallon last year (~38% of team's total catches) the targets will probably be spread out a bit.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||"Ben Gedeon, Jourdan Lewis,||
"Ben Gedeon, Jourdan Lewis, and Graham Glasgow all saw time after having been excised (or never in) previous gameplans."
Was Graham Glasgow actually in on defense or do you mean Ryan Glasgow?
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Dodgers||
I don't even think the Dodgers will pay him that kind of money.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Actually BF3 is for 360 for||
Actually BF3 is for 360 for me. I will be going PS4 next gen though so BF4 will be on that.
Also I hadn't played it in forever and just kinda picked it back up to shake the rust off before BF4 comes out and am loving it all over.
Edit: I am on the West Coast and my game time if I play is generally around 8-9/10 pm.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Xbox 360/PS3: freernnur5 Will||
Xbox 360/PS3: freernnur5
Will probably be playing NCAA/BF3/The Last of Us when I have time till then next gen consoles come out.
Don't think I will do an online dynasty for NCAA as my time to be able to play will be scattered and I don't want to hold a dynasty up.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||I don't know if he was||
I don't know if he was offered a medical hardship by USC but Jarvis Jones comes to mind as a player who transferred because he wasn't going to play again for his school because the USC doctors were uncomfortable clearing him to play again.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Great news!||
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Is this year going to have||
Is this year going to have another article by Chris Brown of Smart Football? Loved the one about the defense and Mattison last year (along with all the other articles).
|2 years 16 weeks ago||When hockey made the Frozen||
When hockey made the Frozen Four in St. Paul we had to show our student id to pick up the tickets. If you buy the ticket it will either be you using it or an empty seat unless you know someone who looks like you (or at least the picture on your id).
|2 years 18 weeks ago||This was an interesting read||
This was an interesting read and good stuff. My only thought is that total yardage might not be the best case to use when looking at balance and play call type might be better if that information is available (is that information easily available?).
I say this because a team can say run the ball few times but big breakaways could make it look like they got a ton of rushing yardage and were balanced when most of the game they ended up passing the ball.
Just a thought. Still was very cool to peruse the stats.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||While some of their rational||
While some of their rational fans expected this to happen a while ago they have had a couple threads that got deleted the instant the slightest hint of meltdown showed up. The mods are acting fast over there right now.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||FYI Mark Stoops was the DC of||
FYI Mark Stoops was the DC of FSU that went to be head coach at Kentucky. Mike Stoops is the DC at Oklahoma.
Edit: damn just beaten to the punch.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||The LA Coliseum was built for||
The LA Coliseum was built for the Olympics originally (1932 and then later 1984) and not intended solely for football. As such the field and track is a larger area than a football field so certain sections are very far away.
I sat in one of those sections for the USC vs. Oregon game and it feels very far away. Was a really cheap seat though.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||There is no key matchup for||
There is no key matchup for Pass offense vs. Northwestern.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Are you on mobile? Sometimes||
Are you on mobile? Sometimes on mobile for me, whether the website or the app, videos cause the screen to go all black and I can't scroll beyond them. Is that what you are experiencing?
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Michigan - 24 Minnesota -||
Michigan - 24
Minnesota - 0
Total Yards - 613
|2 years 38 weeks ago||No that Scout article doesn't||
No that Scout article doesn't mention WR. Those I have inferred from info collected via 247Sports and ESPN. The article is VIP'd on 247Sports but it says something to the effect of Urban Meyer saying he could play offense and later on stating that Gareon is liking offense a lot.
I am not a sub on Scout so I couldn't read that article but the header and information I have gotten about the article is basically that his dad likes Michigan.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||It says he was supposed to||
It says he was supposed to call the coaches tonight and discuss it. Scout has an article where Mr. Conley says he loves Michigan and it sounds like he would like his son to stick with Michigan.
So far I have heard nothing else of him talking to the coaches so nothing has changed yet.
Also of note, if he were to visit OSU, he will also visit Oregon. I actually think that Oregon is in better position than OSU because that is out near his mother (seems that for Oregon and OSU he would be playing on offense, while for us he would be playing on defense).
|2 years 41 weeks ago||I am gonna call Clay Matthews||
I am gonna call Clay Matthews "older Jake Ryan".
|2 years 43 weeks ago||I think the hope was that||
I think the hope was that Borges throughout last year learned what he could and couldn't do with Denard and ended the season on a high note (not inluding VT) with great games against OSU and Nebraska.
With that ending and another full offseason together I am sure people expected the offense to perform as well as it did in those games, especially with most of the offense returning.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Edit: fixed||
|2 years 48 weeks ago||It is interesting but I have||
It is interesting but I have a couple thoughts:
1. No Landry Jones in the Top 5 Pocket Passers
2. No TJ McDonald in the Top 5 Safeties
3. In his all college team, his whole defensive line is defensive ends. Not one defensive tackle.
Wonder why he did those, maybe oversights, maybe not.
At least it opens up my eyes to some new guys to watch for, i.e. some of the UNC players, or David Amerson for example.
|3 years 1 week ago||I have found that the Read||
I have found that the Read Option in the Shotgun - Normal Flex Wing formation is the closest to the "Inverted Veer" that we ran to success against OSU and Nebraska. I use it, and it is my favorite form of Read Option.
As for passing, my favorite play is Levels Divide. I get a zone killer on one side with the dual ins, and on the other side I stretch the field and both routes have options.
|3 years 1 week ago||Still waiting on the OS||
Still waiting on the OS rosters to start. Will be playing as UCLA as we all agreed Michigan was off limits.
|3 years 2 weeks ago||Am i the only one bothered||
Am i the only one bothered that it mentions her repeatedly drinking and then the fact that she drove everyone home?
|3 years 2 weeks ago||I didn't preorder but I used||
I didn't preorder but I used the season ticket from FIFA to play it for three days. As it stands, I like it and would pick it up except for one huge bug. The game keeps freezing when I am loading my week 5 game. I have seen multiple reports of this in my dynasty.
I know I can sim, but that doesn't remove the problem and any random week could freeze, thus killing a dynasty. If they fix this, then I will buy it, but as it stands I am not going to.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Official meltdown is not||
Official meltdown is not averted yet. This camp is as if you merged our camp and the BBQ at the Big House together.
It is also like the thing that OSU hosts, Friday Night Lights.
Recruiting will be heavily involved. We don't need to meltdown yet, but there should be concern. Florida could become a big player here and it will be interesting to see how our coaches handle this.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||According to this article, it||
According to this article, it seems the judge denied the last minute request for the son to testify:
Also didn't the case go to jury deliberation this morning? Would they stop that for more evidence or is that something that is locked in now until they decide a verdict?
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Can't wait to read the Smart||
Can't wait to read the Smart Football article about Greg Mattison. I am reading the book and loving it, so I will probably love the Mattison article.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||Since you can install games||
Since you can install games on the PS3 and 360 nowadays I wish they would provide two sets of rosters, where the 85 man ones exist if you install the game.
Would alleviate so many problems, especially with recruiting. I hate having either to go after a tiny class or oversign like crazy.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||The problem is if you want to||
The problem is if you want to play head to head online then you have to use the default rosters which suck.
You can however do an online dynasty with custom rosters, but make sure you or someone you know if the commish or else you might get weird rosters.
|3 years 8 weeks ago||The original||
The original video:
And the Tosh.0 bit:
|3 years 11 weeks ago||I would probably vote Hunwick||
I would probably vote Hunwick followed by Hagelin, but I will admit that Hagelin's senior year was the first year I got hockey tickets so it was the first time I really followed so that heavily influences my decision (although I am trying to watch as many youtube clips of the other guys to get a feel for them).
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Just a quick question, How is||
Just a quick question,
How is us failing to score on 20 minutes of PP against Cornell a con against Hunwick? Yes he deserved to go out in a better way, but the failing of the offense doesn't seem like it should fall on him.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Suck ass SEC||
Suck ass SEC coordinator?
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Doubtful as I don't see Hoke||
Doubtful as I don't see Hoke pressuring someone to commit. I also remember the discussion that it seemed that Hoke told Levenberry a spot would be saved for him but we were done recruiting other linebackers.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||And Intent to Blow rears its||
And Intent to Blow the Whistle rears its ugly head again.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Anyone got a stream for the||
Anyone got a stream for the Red Wings game?
|3 years 15 weeks ago||Bravo. Makes me want to play||
|3 years 15 weeks ago||From what I recall the grades||
From what I recall the grades and whatnot don't impact until the end of the year. So one and dones can ignore the winter semester and go pro before that even has an impact.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||That 12-6 curve was||
That 12-6 curve was absolutely filthy. Ross knew he had no chance.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Thank you good sir!||
Thank you good sir!
|3 years 16 weeks ago||I am in AA and its blacked||
I am in AA and its blacked out for me. Shit.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||I have all 4 playoff games||
I have all 4 playoff games from last year downloaded and I watched em all when we made the tournament this year.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||I am more worried about||
I am more worried about Alabama for two reasons:
1. ND's QB situation imploded as the year wore on for them and I have to think that problems will still exist with that position as Brian Kelly seems like a headcase.
2. When the news of Sheppard leaving came out I was chatting with some ND fans on other boards and found out they have 4 total CBs that have a combined 0 starts. So yea Manti Teo returns and their run D should be good, but that secondary should be very thin and susceptible.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Damnit I was just gonna||
Damnit I was just gonna change my first sentence to "about the movie".
I am not questioning the source, I am just providing another source (and there are lots online already) for those wanting something other than a tumblr link.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Really should change the||
Really should change the title as people will think this is the movie.
For those worried about the source, TMZ is reporting on the situation as well and they check their sources before they post news. According to updates, they are keeping him on a 3 day psychiatric hold and are there are no plans to charge him with anything.
Question for those that know the law better than I do, can a masturbating in public charge get you on the registered sex offender list? I figure that if urinating in public does, masturbating in public would but I don't know.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||I never knew you could lose||
I never knew you could lose that many MGoPoints.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Ahh I misunderstood what you||
Ahh I misunderstood what you meant by contain. I thought you meant a having the SAM drop in a short zone on his side of the field. My mistake. Yea that would cause problems and running QBs would take advantage of it.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||No all I mean is that the SAM||
No all I mean is that the SAM would drop into the Hot 3 zone where the WILL is supposed to go (or the MIKE in the adjusted one) and then you would blitz the WILL on the backside.
I don't mean leaving a hole in the middle of the field that caused everyone to have to shift to cover it and puts the SS or MIKE in the middle.
Edit: An example would be the SAM could line up with his hand on the ground showing rush and at the snap would run backwards into the zone while the WILL who looked like he would be in coverage would then come blitzing in.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Would dropping the SAM in||
Would dropping the SAM in coverage and blitzing the WILL from the backside also be a viable wrinkle to confuse offenses? Trying to learn about football more in-depth so I am curious.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Also happened at OSU when||
Also happened at OSU when Travis Howard tweeted at Cam Burrows and Eli Woodard when they committed.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Well according to Ace's||
Well according to Ace's Tuesday Recruiting post the coaches told E.J. Levenberry that he has a spot no matter what if he wants to commit. So this sounds like there is a final spot between Gedeon, O'Daniel and Levenberry with only one to commit and we only reach three if Gedeon or O'Daniel commit before Levenberry and he still wants to come here.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||While that may be true,||
While that may be true, having a bunch of people obsessed with it doesn't cause the school to automatically make a class about it.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Here is an article that has||
Here is an article that has some of those courses. The most surprising to me is UC Berkley offering a course on the strategy of Starcraft.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Well no clue if it is in||
Well no clue if it is in response to this, but Ty Isaac's last tweet was "Wow" after news of the LTT commit.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||He also has the New Jersey||
He also has the New Jersey Devils taking Trouba. If so, seems like their management looks for similar characteristics in recruits that we do. They drafted Burlon, Merrill and Wohlberg in recent years.
Only other team that has drafted multiple current players is Montreal which took Pateryn and Bennett.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Since we are talking wish||
Since we are talking wish lists, I would add:
|3 years 24 weeks ago||While I don't know about the||
While I don't know about the recruitment of O'Brien, I remember at one point Schutt and O'Brien were ranked ahead of Pipkins on some sites and that pissed him off.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Steve just changed it to 7 AM||
Steve just changed it to 7 AM as well for when he can release it.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
I think both RG3 and Blackmon are juniors that declared early.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
The link clearly mentions Urban Meyer and OSU not Ohio
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Pepe||
Pepe just comes off as a thug
|3 years 26 weeks ago||This doesn't surprise me.||
This doesn't surprise me. Real brought their guys further up to attack more, and instead of responding by attacking, Barca just seemed to be more comfortable just choking the life out of the game.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||I wasn't saying||
I wasn't saying I didn't understand it's difficulty or anything like that. I enjoy watching them play. I was maybe trying to play devil's advocate as why other people don't like it.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||I missed it too...||
I missed it too...
Edit: I think I see Diarra out there though.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||I really don't know what else||
I really don't know what else he can change. They came out guns blazing on offense because they were a goal down and determined to take it to Barcelona right away. Granted it took a while, but Barcelona was able to take advantage of that on the counter attack that was the 1st goal.
If he presses more that would just open up more holes defensively.
I am expecting a lineup shakeup, and would not be surprised if Diarra is replaced because him getting a second yellow would be bad (and this game seems to be approaching a level where lots of yellows could be handed out).
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Diarra||
How did Diarra not pick up his second yellow on that play?
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Filthy||
Filthy goal by Dani Alves.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||I think||
I think it just puts some people to sleep or they get bored because it isn't the style of futbol they like.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
What happened to Iniesta? I saw nothing out of the ordinary on the replay.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Yea it's on ESPN3. I think they even have a Spanish feed for those amazing goal screams.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Wow||
Holy crap that goal would have been an insane start if he made it
|3 years 26 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
I am watching it on ESPN 3. What round of the tournament is this?
|3 years 27 weeks ago||I gotta say I would have||
I gotta say I would have loved to have been able to be there and see that session. I really enjoy watching football for good defense, and would be really interested in learning the details that go into making a good defense.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Yea I get the same problem. I||
Yea I get the same problem. I am able to see about 15 comments, and then the last comment is a blue block and the rest of the page isn't loaded.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Terrible time||
Terrible time to go man down for OSU, especially with Heeter falling apart.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||When||
When I looked online it popped up with 6 different provider options that gave access to it. Can't remember who they were though.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Piped in music||
Mostly during pre game warmups. Otherwise it's band.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Top line||
Their top line is all freshmen as well.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Goal!||
Very nice. Keep it up Blue!
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Goal!||
|3 years 28 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
A 7 game winless streak really hurt us. We seem to be on the rise now so we hopefully can climb back up.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||We need to||
We need to capitalize on those rebounds Heeter is giving up.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Keep in mind the updating is||
Keep in mind the updating is still going on, which is why the numbers aren't fully in order yet (for example Jameis Winston sitting at a 97 being in between the 100s).
They should have it all updated soon.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
I will watch it for 3 reasons:
|3 years 28 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
That's actually pretty cheap. If I remember correctly during the first matchup there were students able to turn their $10 dollar ticket into $10,000+ because of the ridiculous demand.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
I think Reeves would be the last corner of the class. To me this just screams Wright to ND, especially with them gaining his teammate.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||We should just spread the||
We should just spread the word and have Michigan fans buy out the tickets. You are able to get all the way to the checkout without any sort of checking that you are a VT fan in any way.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Countess. Wright. Reeves. I||
Countess. Wright. Reeves.
I can hope right?
|3 years 33 weeks ago||They kept Bynum because he is||
They kept Bynum because he is the key to then getting Howard.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||I think State winning||
I think State winning benefits us more because they are higher ranked than Wisconsin and thus the fall of Wisconsin would likely put them behind us (whereas State falling might not fall behind us).
That being said I will not root for State to win and go to Pasadena.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Ahh good to know. Thank you.||
Ahh good to know. Thank you.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||That was the Capital One||
That was the Capital One Bowl.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Thinking UCLA will lose to||
Thinking UCLA will lose to Oregon, let alone score on them is a pipedream. I am a UCLA fan as I am from the area (and despise USC) and watching last night's game was just painful. IIRC the announcers mentioned that UCLA losing in the Pac 12 Championship Game would make them bowl game ineligible because it would make them 6-7.
But yea fat chance in hell they beat Oregon. Neuheisel needs to be fired.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||It was a zone that looked||
It was a zone that looked like Cover 2 so no one was covering Posey as he was in Woolfolk's zone.
This is why I hate zone when you don't bring pressure as there are always holes, it just takes time for the QBs to find them.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||I remember being in the||
I remember being in the student section trying to sing that on senior night for him before the game. We butchered it so badly, so I hope we didn't offend. I think he just appreciated the attempt.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Martin a +17 in what, barely||
Martin a +17 in what, barely 20 minutes of game time?
|3 years 35 weeks ago||I agree that the second||
I agree that the second quarter is key in terms of putting up points, but I think the attitude coming out of halftime will be key.
From reading Bucknuts after the Purdue loss, the people that went and sat close to the sideline were reporting that the players seemed indifferent to what was going on and had given up mentally. Now I don't expect that to happen seeing as this is The Game, but if coming out of halftime we can just shut them down I wouldn't be surprised to see their players check out mentally slowly.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||It really seems that pressure||
It really seems that pressure he can see causes him to go into panic mode and try and take off right away regardless of what is available. If our D line is able to be disruptive we should be able to get in his face and make him frustrated all game.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||"UM runs a guy out of town||
"UM runs a guy out of town who essentially invented the spread "
Rich Rodriguez did not invent the spread offense. It is contested who invented it, but the invention of the spread seems to have come about sometime during the 1950s or 1960s.
"Urban Meyer, the single most accomplished college football coach"
Pretty sure Joe Paterno holds that record now. Also other coaches who would like a word of contention with that: Bobby Bowden, Bear Bryant, Amos Alonzo Stagg, Pop Warner, to name a few. Urban Meyer has 104 wins; when he approaches the level of winning these guys reached then he can be included in that discussion.
"And the lion's share of commentors on this blog, say 'bring it on...' and 'we aren't afraid.' "
Do you want us to be afraid and proclaim the sky is falling? That would make absolutely no sense.
"Our university has lost its collective mind"
I think you have lost your mind.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Beat Ohio.||
|3 years 35 weeks ago||If we didn't go 11-0 with||
If we didn't go 11-0 with that schedule, something would be horribly, horribly wrong.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||If the coaches were pissed||
If the coaches were pissed about him visiting Oregon in a secretive way and don't consider him a commit I doubt we get him. And Ron Thompson committed to Syracuse.
Sad to see him go. I was excited for the potential matchup nightmares but I get why the coaching staff feels this way.
Opens up a spot for o line probably.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Even if they impose one I||
Even if they impose one I think the NCAA shouldn't take it and lessen the penalty if they were to levy one against OSU. It is kinda cheating to self-impose one after the season when you know where you are going to rather than at the start of the year when you could go to a great bowl.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||I am somewhat ok with that||
I am somewhat ok with that because they didn't want to force something and possibly give Nebraska a turnover and momentum. That being said if you aren't going to run hurry up just kneel the ball. Don't run hurry up and then take 20 seconds between 2nd and 3rd down.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||So was this really something||
So was this really something that could not have been said in the LiveBlog?
|3 years 36 weeks ago||2-1 OSU||
|3 years 36 weeks ago||1-1 3rd period just started.||
1-1 3rd period just started.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Alright 5 minute major||
Alright 5 minute major against OSU and their player is out of the game. WTF happened? I can't see :(
|3 years 36 weeks ago||I just don't see him signing||
I just don't see him signing anything until he learns of the sanctions that OSU will get. Also I have learned just to not trust rumors, and the fact that none of the major sports networks are running with it tells me a different story.
Will have to wait and see. I can't imagine health wise that this would be a good move for him. It isn't like OSU is not a stress free job, or that he won't have to try hard recruiting (especially with going up against Mattison who he acknowledged is one of the best recruiters out there).
|3 years 36 weeks ago||It is because this is||
Edit: Meant to explain why people get upset at posts like these.
It is because this is football season, and thus general OT posts are not allowed at the moment. The following is taken from a UV post towards the beginning of the season
|3 years 36 weeks ago||I think people want Urban||
I think people want Urban here because we have a good record against his teams. Not sure the record, but I know we beat his Florida team that had previous National Champion and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow at the helm.
There is probably some other stuff, maybe regarding the system he runs, or that he would probably not recruit Ohio as much as players from areas like Florida fit his systems better, but I honestly don't see him taking the job. He had a great gig at Florida and left because the stress gave him 2 near heart attacks I think. OSU isn't going to be a stress free situation, especially if he comes in before/during the hammer falls down on NCAA and he has to deal with sanctions.
As such I will wait until something is in writing. Besides this came out last week when asked about him returning to coaching:
Granted that is in regards to the PSU situation, but I think he is truly happy at ESPN where it is a relatively stress free job and he still gets to cover/discuss college football on a weekly basis.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Players improved under||
Players improved under RR?
Yards per game given up defensively:
2008 - 366.9
2009 - 393.3
2010 - 447.9
For this year under Mattison
2011 - 317.9
You and I obviously have a very different understanding of what improve means.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Yes but when Mike Martin||
Yes but when Mike Martin drops back Mattison has someone else come up from a different spot to create pressure and confusion. It is not just having Martin stand up and get no pressure on the opposing offense.
Also how would the CBs have progressed under last year's coaching? Would Floyd have approached the level he has reached of being a serviceable corner. Would Countess even be sniffing the field as a freshman, win the starting job and providing hope that he can cover his side of the field for the next 2-3 years?
|3 years 36 weeks ago||While an interesting article,||
While an interesting article, most that comes regarding Mattison at all is quoted straight from the press conference. I saw very little in there of the writer discussing it, unless I missed an option to read more or something.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||This Week in Schadenfreude.||
This Week in Schadenfreude. It is an article Brian writes for SB Nation that gathers the best quotes from fanbases that complain about a game, usually in a loss, whether it be about coaching, execution or whatever.
It usually comes out on Tuesday which tends to be a slow day so it can provide some good laughs.
When we lost to Iowa there were a couple quotes from The Comprehensive Rant Thread that was on this board that were pure gold.
Edit: Response is in the case poster was actually curious about what TWIS meant.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Wow spelling fail on my part.||
Wow spelling fail on my part. Also I did not know that the age was that in PA. My mistake.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Is there a statue of||
Is there a statue of limitations on statutory rape?
|3 years 36 weeks ago||With all the faking of||
With all the faking of injuries that has been going on recently, I am in favor of a rule that when someone leaves due to injury (i.e. causing official timeout) they can't return into the game until the current drive is over.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Him and Ryan as seniors with||
Him and Ryan as seniors with whoever else is going to be playing with them in that starting 11...
|3 years 36 weeks ago||I actually am thinking the||
I actually am thinking the opposite might happen. I think they will be excited to see the improvement and how they played on Saturday, but Mattison will reel them in enough to keep their minds focused on the task ahead.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Hmm ok, probably a problem on||
Hmm ok, probably a problem on my end. Thanks for clearing that up.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Is it intended that every||
Is it intended that every video is the 5 minute highlights, rather than the usual ~15 second clip of the play you are describing?
Edit: I know sometimes you have it start at the spot of the play, but for me it starts at the beginning each time.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Suck for Luck?||
Suck for Luck?
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Second year in a row that the||
Second year in a row that the undefeated run ends on a missed field goal as time expires.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||I'd take 8-4 with an OSU||
I'd take 8-4 with an OSU victory over 9-3 with an OSU loss.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||For me regarding Pharaoh||
For me regarding Pharaoh Brown at TE, I think he could be quite effective. Just look at how the Patriots have used Rob Gronkowski (6'6", 265 lbs. for those wondering). He has 42 catches for 596 yards and 6 touchdowns. He trails only Wes Welker by 1 yard for YPC average, and if you remove Welker's 99 yard td catch against the Dolphins, Gronkowski leads the team. He also trails Welker for total yardage, but has 30 fewer targets.
If we can use him as a big target over the middle that is fast enough to get by LBs but that draws the attention of safeties to open up the field for everyone else then I think having him as a TE can be extremely useful. Possibly moreso than him being at DE given the other DEs that we have coming in.
Link for stats:
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Sorry you got beat by about 9||
Sorry you got beat by about 9 minutes:
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Just saw it on Sportscenter.||
Just saw it on Sportscenter. Also the President is gone.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||To me, and this is not||
To me, and this is not speaking of any players, but just the idea in general, I don't really care for a blocking only TE. It tips your hat to the defense when you bring him in that you are going to rush the ball, and if not and the guy isn't a real threat in the passing game that allows the defense to blitz and almost ignore him.
To me I would much rather have a TE who is a passing threat more than a blocker, but that can also block so you don't have to rotate in and tip off what will happen
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Cool thanks. No rush, just||
Cool thanks. No rush, just was curious if you did have some sort of thing already in progress. End of season would be completely fine though.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Hey Ace do you have his stats||
Hey Ace do you have his stats from this season? Just curious how he has been doing.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||If we could use him and||
If we could use him and Funchess the way the Patriots use Gronkowski and Hernandez together that would be awesome.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Yes that RB position is||
Yes that RB position is probably the most fluid we have in terms of what it could be. I think it is only a RB if it is Dunn. If not it is something else. Maybe opens up a spot for a DT so that we don't have to hope one of our DEs can bulk up to play the inside.
But I still think the two WR spots are WR only.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Yea that seems to indicate||
Yea that seems to indicate Williams moving to OL (or being used as a blocking TE in his freshman year until he bulks up more). Which would indicate WR/WR/RB/either DL or CB left
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Finally the FERGODSAKES!||
Finally the FERGODSAKES!
|3 years 37 weeks ago||If that is possible, then||
If that is possible, then with the 4 remaining spots how would you see our class finishing?
|3 years 37 weeks ago||I think now that high schools||
I think now that high schools are approaching playoffs Payton will hold off his announcement just to not lose focus on the playoffs.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Throw Your Shoe!||
Throw Your Shoe!
|3 years 38 weeks ago||This is football season. This||
This is football season. This is WAY OT and should not have been posted.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Walters?!?! I remember making||
Walters?!?! I remember making fun of him relentlessly last year. Boo
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Luckily I get it on FCS since||
Luckily I get it on FCS since I don't get FSD
|3 years 38 weeks ago||42 - 17 Michigan||
42 - 17 Michigan
|3 years 38 weeks ago||I prefer to call it||
I prefer to call it Denarding
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Its Mitchapalooza time as a||
Its Mitchapalooza time as a friend texted me so...
WE'RE GOING STREAKING!!!
|3 years 38 weeks ago||During the ND game we||
During the ND game we basically tried to shut Floyd down. While we couldn't stop him from gaining his yardage he never scored on us, and we basically made ND beat us with the other WRs for touchdowns which they did. Do you think this is the plan we use against Iowa to slow down McNutt? In that light, how good are the other Iowa WRs?
As for stopping Coker, do you think we use the 46 front that we used a couple times effectively against MSU? I know its weaknesses come when the opponents have an experienced QB that gets the ball out quickly, like Cousins did, but I don't know if Vandenberg is on that level.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||I think Diggs' response was||
I think Diggs' response was in response to
us havin' our own appt..sleepovers like old times going on missions.
Although it could be to both.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||And you gotta think that a||
And you gotta think that a player of his quality would be able to see playing time as a freshman, especially as a PR/KR.
If we can get Countess in his ear, along with Morris and an official, then who knows what could happen.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||I actually would love to get||
I actually would love to get most of the student section in the OSU section that way we could bug the hell out of all of them with our chants and whatnot.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Those are amazing. Really||
Those are amazing. Really glad to see it all finally updated. Now we definitely should be able to have some better pull with top recruits.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||It did not seem like it.||
It did not seem like it. However until we fix lining up faster and giving us more than a couple seconds left on the play clock I am not sure there is much we can do.
Edit: from the couple I saw. Admittedly I was not watching for every single snap what Molk would do. At times I was trying to figure out the formations like the 3 WR stack.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Yea I would too. I was one of||
Yea I would too. I was one of the senior classes without the OSU win (and my only MSU win was 2007) so I would definitely do it.
I was just trying to bring up that perspective before we go about questioning another fanbase in a down year.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Yea I didn't really think||
Yea I didn't really think that was a time to storm the field. However they might think it could be the biggest win they will get all year and want to enjoy it.
I'll play devil's advocate here:
What if we beat OSU this year and the students rush the field. How would you feel about that? OSU would not be at the top of their game, but for us it would be the first victory over them since 2003 (last year left out). For the seniors it would be the first time they have seen an OSU victory (and they haven't seen a MSU victory either).
I know they are different situations, but just think about it.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||I saw that. That play can be||
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Not saying I don't think||
Not saying I don't think Denard is our best option right now. I do. I just think the coaches are trying to get Devin some experience with Denard on the field at the same time. It opens up a lot of stuff honestly.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||I think another reason the||
I think another reason the system might be being used is that they think Devin at some point will surpass Denard as the starting QB so they want to see where they could move Denard to and have him be effective in that situation.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||One thing I am looking for is||
One thing I am looking for is hopefully more Countess. He seems to be disruptive in pressing receivers and tackles well. I think he probably would be our best counter to those slants/hitches.
I enjoyed the first verse. Sadness as to it not being completed.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||I thought Wright would be a||
I thought Wright would be a CB for us.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Look closer...||
|3 years 39 weeks ago||What happened to||
What happened to Vandenhenneberg? What did he do to digress back to Vandenberg?
|3 years 39 weeks ago||And they won 24-17. They||
And they won 24-17. They didn't trail the entire game and got the lead on their first possession with Payton's touchdown catch.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||One thing I forgot to add is||
One thing I forgot to add is that Oaks Christian typically produces good football recruits so making a good impression there and getting our foot in the door is a good thing.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||A) UCLA is terribad so that||
A) UCLA is terribad so that wasn't too hard to see coming for Arizona.
B) The game against ND was the 2nd game in a brand new system for most of the players. Sure we got shredded but it isn't like RR stocked our defense like an Alabama or LSU defense. The fact that we have made strides out of the territory of being one of the worst defenses in the nation is a good thing to have hope for the future. In my mind, judge Mattison fully when we hit year 2/3 and he has a solid amount of time and more players designed to what he wants to do.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Reprising Thunder and||
Reprising Thunder and Lightning that USC had a couple years ago would make me very very happy.
Meant to be a response to Ace.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Well USC was interesting||
Well USC was interesting given that they were able to split up the bowl ban and the scholarship reductions. This year is the last year of the bowl ban and next year the scholarship reductions start taking place.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Well I'll probably watch the||
Edit: Friday going to the Oaks Christian v. Thousand Oaks game to see Jordan Payton in person. Hopefully I can provide a decent write-up with possibly some pics/videos to boot.
Well I'll probably watch the Wiscy vs. MSU game and hopefully enjoy that. Otherwise finish setting up the halloween decor outside the house.
Then Tuesday, BF3.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||I think, and I am sure some||
I think, and I am sure some OSU fans would agree, that a 1% Miller is better than a 100% Bauserman.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Because it is Jar Jar||
Because it is Jar Jar Binks.
A character that should have NEVER been brought into the Star Wars universe. One of the many reasons that the last 3 were meh at best.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||That may be true, but why not||
That may be true, but why not try and wow our recruits while they are at it? Nothing is set in stone till NSD, and they can show off MSU and all that jazz to our recruits. If then our recruits started being rude and bad mouthing them while on the visit you can ask them to leave and then their teammates would probably understand because they were being rude.
But straight up blocking them without seeing what they would do (who knows, they could be silent angels only there to support their teammates and wouldn't say anything bad) seems like a move with a more negative public outcome.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Ahh there it is. I missed it.||
Ahh there it is. I missed it. Hats off to you then.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Thing is it isn't like the||
Thing is it isn't like the recruits can only talk to each other when they see each other on campus. Similar to Kalis/Thomas talking to Dunn often about Michigan. With the ease of social networking today recruits can talk to each other all the time, and blocking them to try and prevent pro Michigan talk won't really work.
I think they just want to go to show support for their teammates. I see this only being a negative really by blocking them in that it now gives the players you blocked another bit of information when say talking to all the other teammates back at school.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Don't you know they recruit||
Don't you know they recruit nationally now?
|3 years 40 weeks ago||I would love to see a smash||
I would love to see a smash mouth running game similar to Wisconsin's that ran at you with the speed and tempo of Oregon.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Thanks.||
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Hey Ace, what is your email||
Hey Ace, what is your email that I could ask you a couple questions? I am trying to make it out to the Thousand Oaks vs. Oaks Christian game this Friday since I want to see Jordan Payton in person and I had a couple questions for you so that I could possibly provide a good writeup.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||I think this bye week comes||
I think this bye week comes at the best time. It gives us two weeks for coaches to fix problems that were exposed against State. More importantly, it allows us to rest and heal up, which is probably really needed right now.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||The one thing that stands out||
The one thing that stands out to me is why he decommited from USC. In the WolverineNation blog it mentions something about his family being displeased with what has been happening at USC. So that shows that he values his family's opinion and his family cares about where he goes. I know I have read articles in the past that Hoke and some other coaches (Mattison notably) are very good guys and families usually love them.
If we can get him a visit on campus, especially with some family members coming then that could make an impact. Outside of that I don't see how we would have much a shot with him.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||I think the most likely to||
I think the most likely to contribute right away would be Pipkins. I also hope that after another full year learning under Mattison and company that Campbell can fully hold down the DT position as a starter. As for the ends, especially SDE, I have no clue who we will see and if we see any freshmen contributors right away.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Well there were some small||
Well there were some small caveats in that I think one team's numbers were brought down significantly because they had a 250 lb. lineman or something like that.
I just think we are slightly undersized to run the Power that Hoke wants. Those small differences can make a huge difference, especially where you bulk up.
I guess it would be more fair to look at Michigan teams of the past to see a change. I'll go for the last pro style we had pre-RR which was 2007.
Jake Long - 313
Adam Kraus - 296
Justin Boren - 310
Alex Mitchell - 313
Mark Ortman - 297
That line averaged 305.8 and the lightest person among the backups was 292 with most everyone close to 300. I think this is the direction the coaches are trying to head back to, so that they can run the Power and I think recruiting shows some light in that:
Kyle Kalis - 305
Blake Bars - 275
Erik Magnuson - 275
Caleb Stacey - 280
Ben Braden - 319
Also if you look at possible remaining targets:
Zach Banner - 295
Jordan Diamond - 290
Joshua Garnett - 275
Now I know that weights will shift somewhat as they lose bad weight and put on good weight, but it seems that some of them can break the 300 mark. Granted, I don't know how all of this could work out, just trying to see if the information can show anything. It is all speculation now, but Hoke has said in the past he wants to return to Manball and starting in the trenches is the key to doing so.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Here you go||
Average weight per offensive lineman for each B1G team: (if anyone knows what each team runs and can add that in that would be appreciated)
Wisconsin - 322
Penn State - 304
Nebraska - 301
Northwestern - 301
Minnesota - 300
Ohio State - 299.6
Illinois - 299.2
Michigan - 297.6
Purdue - 295.8
Michigan State - 292.8
Iowa - 290.8
Indiana - 280.4
As you can see we are the 5th smallest offensive line in the B1G.
Links for each team's depth chart that I used since it was the best information I could find:
Michigan State: http://michiganstate.rivals.com/cdepthtext.asp
Ohio State: http://ohiostate.rivals.com/cdepthtext.asp
Penn State: http://bwi.rivals.com/cdepthtext.asp
|3 years 40 weeks ago||I picked Wisconsin because I||
I picked Wisconsin because I know that they are built to run the power set and will always be built in such a way for as long as Bielema (spelling?) is there. I don't know what else each team runs and whether or not those teams are built for a spread or a power formation.
Give me some time and I will bring up the average of the starting 5 for each team as listed on their rivals depth chart and I will make a ranking so that it is statistically fair. Sorry I was trying to make a quick response.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||I think the not big enough||
I think the not big enough comes from the fact that they spent 3 years in RR's offense which favored faster offensive linemen. As such the strength programs they went through were probably different than what Wisconsin's linemen would go through in terms of favoring movement and lateral quickness over straight up bulk and being 300+.
Compare our offensive line to that of Wisconsin's, which builds their players for a pro type/power game. The weights of the players from MGoBlue.com and UWBadgers.com. (Note: I added Barnum since he is normally a starter)
Taylor Lewan - 302
Michael Schofield - 299
David Molk - 286
Patrick Omameh - 299
Mark Huyge - 302
Ricky Barnum - 292
18 31 29 16 38
Wisconsin's line: (forgive me if I have LG/RG or LT/RT swapped, I couldn't find who starts where)
Ricky Wagner - 320
Travis Frederick - 330
Peter Konz - 315
Kevin Zeitler - 315
Josh Oglesby - 330
You can also look at their backups where the lowest weight is their center at 305 and the highest weight is a tackle at 345.
So by this Wisconsin outweights us by 26.4 lbs. per offensive lineman. Those guys are built to be able to punish the guys across the line from you, whereas our guys are able to move quicker, especially on pulls (one area where Molk excels).
Its different ways that you can have your guys built, and right now we have spread type offensive linemen. Thus we are better at zone blocking than we are power blocking. It is just the fact that we are dealing with players built into RR's system and it takes more than one offseason weight program to change that.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||I think both of them had bad||
I think both of them had bad mistakes, but Devin never had the chance to really get into a game rythm because we were always pulling him after 1-2 plays it seemed.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Sorry but I would rather lose||
Sorry but I would rather lose with class and dignity than win in the way that MSU did.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||I just hope that the coaches||
I just hope that the coaches can learn from everything that went wrong today. We saw that in the ND game when Mattison called Cover 0 and got too cute we got burned for ND's final TD. That taught Mattison he didn't have the personnel to do a lot of complex NFL schemes, and he has done better with what he has.
I think Borges' cuteness moment was that 4th and 1 playcall. I still don't understand it but I hope he can turn it around going forward. This is now a big enough spread of what he has seen from everyone that he should be able to work some stuff out for the remaining games.
Lastly I hate Gholston.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||That probably is true, still||
That probably is true, still when it is 3 against 5 you think your o-line should be able to handle that and give the QB some time.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Thing is the recievers were||
Thing is the recievers were open because State would blitz. Denard got absolutely no time to hit them thanks to the O-line and not taking advantage of the blitzes by changing playcalling. I don't think we ran a single screen pass.
It was a bad game overall. However now we get to see how the coaches and players respond to losing. They say you can learn a lot more by losing than you can winning, and both coaches and players can learn a hell of a lot from this loss. If we can rebound then we gain a positive from the loss. If we tail-spin then damn.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||There was one play where they||
There was one play where they brought 3, I think it was the one that brought Gardner in on the final drive. The DE did a spin move on Lewan and he was gone. It was really bad.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||I disagree on the running||
I disagree on the running well, we had lots of runs with Vincent Smith being eaten alive for 2-3 yard losses, and the times we got beyond the line of scrimmage we didn't get much more. State did the same thing NW did in clamping down on the run forcing Denard to beat you passing. However his arm was unable to deal with the 35+ mph wind and that killed us.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Kinda surprised it isn't sold||
Kinda surprised it isn't sold out this late...
|3 years 41 weeks ago||This actually seems||
This actually seems interesting and might be a good idea. Didn't TCU do this to Wisconsin last year against JJ Watt in the Rose Bowl in that they at times didn't bother blocking him and made him choose on options plays?
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Quick note, its Indiana @||
Quick note, its Indiana @ Wisconsin, not the other way around which you typed in the Keep an eye out section.
Otherwise it is interesting information to look at and think about. However for any of this to occur we need to take care of our business and the rest will sort itself out.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||I really hope whichever coach||
I really hope whichever coach Banner reveals his decision too respects his decision to keep the information private until Banner is comfortable with revealing his decision to the public.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Great write up||
Really enjoy reading this. The OSU-MSU game was painful to watch live so I feel bad for you having to go through it again for clips.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||This quote just made me so||
This quote just made me so happy:
I am so glad that we have a coach that cares about the health and safety of our players. I always get frustrated when a coach puts a player that is still obviously injured back in a game, especially if it is a concussion.
“Yeah, we talk about it as a staff. We’re here at Michigan for those kids and no other reason. To help those kids from the academic to the community and social and all that, to how we play football and how we represent Michigan. Yeah, that’s important.”
|3 years 41 weeks ago||HOW DARE YOU HINT AT||
HOW DARE YOU HINT AT MENTIONING ANYTHING REMOTELY NEGATIVE ABOUT MICHIGAN! AS SUCH YOU MUST BE A WITCH AND BURNED AT THE STAKE!
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Here ya go: "Tacopants"?||
Here ya go: