here's one vote for "John Beilein's head in a Futurama jar"
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|2 days 4 hours ago||2nd Rose Bowl win||
UM won some bowl games between the '81 and '89 Rose Bowls.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Hutchinson||
In 1997 (redshirt freshmen - the year you say he was a liability) he was 1st team all big ten by the media and 2nd team all big ten by the coaches.
In 1998 (redshirt soph - the year you say he was just competent) he was 1st team all big ten by both the media and coaches.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Your last sentence||
If a team is losing in the 4th quarter, especially by 2 scores or more, the odds are they are going to start throwing the ball more and reduce the amount of times they run ball.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Yeah, unfortunately||
I and others went into 2013 thinking the oline couldn't be worse then it was in 2012.
|2 days 9 hours ago||Jerry Hanlon||
Why doesn't Hoke give Jerry Hanlon a call and ask him if he wants to be a part time consultant for 20-30 hours a week????
|3 days 8 hours ago||Uggggh||
"Brady [Hoke] needs to win," Schlabach said. "The problem is, Urban [Meyer] has turned OSU into a juggernaut and now Dantonio has built a really good program at Michigan State."
I thought Tressell pretty much had established OSU as a juggernaut. They just had a hicup when Fickell had to be head coach for a year, Pryor bolted for the pros and freshmen Braxton Miller had to play QB.
|3 days 8 hours ago||One of the questions I have||
is does this give the players an incentive to not take classes or take the very minimum number of classes while they are playing?
What's the point of taking a full load or attempting to get your degree in 4-5 years if you know once your eligibility is up you can then focus on the academic side of things.
Or is this mainly geared to the players that leave early to try and play professional sports? If you're at the school for 5 years and do not get your degree, that's your fault - no more free ride for you. If you are at the school for 3 years, and turn pro, when that is over you can come back and try to get your degree.
|3 days 9 hours ago||Colorado sucks||
CU hasn't had a winning record since 2005. Since then they've gone: 2-10, 6-7, 5-7, 3-9, 5-7, 3-10, 1-11, 4-8. They hired a new coach in 2013 so it'll be interesting to see if they can turn it around, but right now, the only thing attractive about that game is the name.
Central Florida could be interesting, but I'm curious how they are going to do without Bortles.
|3 days 19 hours ago||Hockey||
Should hockey just go to shootouts after one overtime?
|3 days 19 hours ago||Night games||
I think there are a couple things that come into play:
1) The weather in the south is usually still very hot and humid in September. It's probably much more appealing to the fans and players to have a good amount of the September games played in the evening then during the afternoon. The Arizona schools as well as USC/UCLA I believe also play a good amount of their home games early in the year at night because of this.
2) TV. Most, if not all, of the starting times for games these days are set by TV. It's probably not to hard for Brandon to convince ABC/ESPN to put the ND game in the prime time slot. Considering how weak the Big Ten's reputation nationally has been lately and how weak UM's non-conference slate has been other then ND, it'd probably take a pretty good argument by Brandon to get one of the other non-conference games or games against a lower level Big Ten opponent on ESPN in prime time. That being said it does seem that UM plays a fair amount of away games at night.
|4 days 4 hours ago||PSU rush defense last year||
"I'm sort of stunned there are any metrics whereby Penn State qualified as having a "good" rush defense last year." - You must not have watched the UM-PSU game last year.
|5 days 5 hours ago||question||
If a player were to get 2 yellow's in the semi-finals, is he out for the finals?
|5 days 8 hours ago||2 minute drill||
Hoke has definitely made some good/gutsy calls with fakes and going for it on 4th down, but the 2 minute drill continues to be sore spot. It's almost like they don't practice it and I know that has to be false.
|1 week 3 days ago||Young guys||
Most teams have some youth. The UM defense is going to have a lot of experience this year. Guys who will be seeing significant action for the 3rd year in a row - Taylor, Ryan, Bolden, Morgan, Countess (not in a row but has started 2 years), Beyer and Clark.
Guys who are going to be in their 3rd year in the program and have seen a good amount of playing time already - Glasgow, Wilson, Ross, Henry, Pipkins, Ojemudia, and Wormley
|1 week 3 days ago||Defense and Penn St||
Take a look at the second half drive chart for PSU. After the first two possessions in the second half where the UM defense created two turnovers, they fell apart. Every possession PSU had after that was a 50+ yd drive. They scored on all but one - a missed FG.
|1 week 4 days ago||Dline||
I think this is the key to the defense. The back 7 has a good amount of experience. Part of the problem last year imo (and really the last couple of years) with the db's was the lack of pressure from the dline and/or 3 man rushes. Any decent QB, if given the time, is going to find an open receiver. To often it seemed the opposing QB all the time in the world and eventually find an open receiver.
|1 week 4 days ago||Porta potties||
will be placed throughout the stadium for those that don't feel like paying for the privilege of going to the restrooms that have plumbing.
|1 week 4 days ago||I'm guessing||
that most Nebraska fans look upon the Callahan years as a disaster, maybe not to the extent that some UM fans view the RR years. Nebraska had a coach come in and attempt to do a 180 with the program - move it from a run oriented offense to a pro style passing offense.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Coaching changes||
Agree on Wisky being more successful than Iowa while probably doing something very similiar. I'm wondering if the chose Iowa because Ferentz has been the constant at Iowa now for a long time whereas Wisky has had 3 coaches in the last 10 years.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Question||
First, good post. We have a daughter who is 11 and what you say about the rec and travel/competitive soccer in the US is spot on.
Question though - if the kids from lower income families cannot afford to have their children plays competitive/travel soccer, how do the children from the lower income families in other countries afford to send their children to the soccer academies?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Sold Out||
I'm pretty sure there have been games since that were not sold out. UM doesn't trumpet any kind of consecutive sell out streak,. They hang their hat on consecutive games with over 100,000 in attendance.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Portugal||
I too thought it was pretty interesting how little Portugal seemed to celebrate the tying goal. They were less then a minute away from being eliminated from the knockout stage. You'd think they would have been thrilled to keep their slim hopes alive, but there was very little emotion. Renaldo walked off the field immediately after the final whistle blew and just by looking at him, you would have thought they had been eliminated from the knockout stage.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||That would||
negate just about any chance of Portugal being offsides in a counter situation. Renaldo could cheat all he wanted down the field.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||yellow card question||
If Jones gets a yellow against Germany, should the US advance is he out of the first game in the knockout stage?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Ghana||
Pretty sure the US beat Ghana so Ghana only has 1 point. Aren't they also a -1 with GD?
Nevermind: reread the post and saw 'should've been'.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah||
I would say dirt cheap tickets will be available for all 3 non-conference games.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Well||
he thinks the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor too.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Bunting:Funchess||
It'll be interesting to see how that unfolds. I think part of the reason for the Funchess move to more of a wr role was two fold. One, Butt emerged and it allowed the coaches to move Funchess there, and two, outside of Gallon there really weren't any other play makers at the wr position. If some of these younger wide receivers (Darboh, Chesson, Harris, etc) develop into legit playmakers, it reduce the need to have Bunting move into a Funchess role. Depth at TE is still a little lean imo. Heading into the fall you're looking at Williams, Butt and a bunch of guys who have never played.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Hey Ace||
Does the 247 composite have an averagestar ranking per class composite?
When looking at a rivals or scout, I usually focus more attention on what the average star ranking of a class is rather then the overall ranking because as you mention with Wisky and Nebraska, the amount of recruits can influence where a team is ranked.
Looking at rivals 2014 team rankings, they have UM 31st but if you look at the average ranking of the recruit UM is in the Top 15.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Butt-esqe impact as a freshmen||
Maybe Clark has that kind of impact, but Butt had a couple things working in his favor. The first is Butt enrolled early. Butt had spring ball to learn the offense and show the coaches what he could do. The second thing in Butt's favor was the depth chart at TE was pretty lean. For the most part he had Williams and Funchess ahead of him.
Funchess moving to more of a wr role was partly because Butt showed he could play and the coaches wanted to get him on the field and move Funchess to more of a wr role. When Clark is a true frosh, the depth chart will be Williams as a Sr, Butt as a Jr - two guys who will have seen significant playing time and in Butt's case, I think most of us are figuring on him being a stud. In addition, Bunting will be in his second year in the program.