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|1 day 14 hours ago||Gotta echo||
what some other people have said. It's comedy the way people are freaking out about the way this team is playing. Do people forget last years team was 6-4 at one point? Like last years team early in the year, this years team is still trying to find an identity and figure out who is going to be doing what and finding what mixes work best on the floor.
They lost their go to guy in Stauskas, a solid 3 year contributor in GRIII and the rock of the defense, if not team, in Morgan. You don't lose 3 starters, especially 3 stud starters, replace them with freshmen or guys who have rarely seen the floor and not have growing pains.
If there's one thing we all should have learned now about Coach B's tenure at UM, it's that his teams almost always get better as the season progresses. Relax.
|2 days 15 hours ago||The QB for Indiana||
who started in the Missouri game got hurt. In the Iowa game. They were 3-2 heading into the Iowa game. Now I doubt that IU would have had a great year with him especially with their schedule, but I think they would have been more competitve in a lot of games with him.
|3 days 1 hour ago||I upvoted you||
just for the picture.
|4 days 1 hour ago||1997||
while that defense was loaded with talent, I remember the defense in 1997 being way more aggresive under Herman, then it had been in the previous years under Mattison.
|4 days 1 hour ago||In addition||
Minnesota had Glen Mason and was a solid program. I can't remember the Illinois coach but they also had a nice run from the late 90's to early 200's. In fact, Illinois got the Big Ten's BCS berth in 2001.
|4 days 1 hour ago||It's comedy||
that you say those are their only wins. The Bama, LSU and Auburn wins are 3 of the most impressive non-conference wins of the year, especially since the first two were on neutral fields and the 3rd was on the road. The SEC West went undefeated in non-conference play. Depending on how the rest of the season goes, the SEC West could claim victories over 6 conference champions.
Please list all the Big Ten non-conference wins that are impressive?
|4 days 2 hours ago||You mean||
the Arkansas team that lost to Alabama by 1 pt and lost to Mississippi St by 7 pts in a game where Arkansas was in the lead or tied for the vast majority of the game?
Arkansas might be 5-5 and only have 1 win in conference play but I'm guessing they'd be contending for a division title in the Big 10. Heck, Arkansas is ranked 23rd in the Sagarin ratings.
|4 days 3 hours ago||The catch is||
you have no idea how good someone will be as a head coach until he becomes a head coach. So when you're hiring assistants you might think they have HC potential but you never know. Heck, some guys don't have any interest in being HC. Some are fine if OC/DC is the highest level they'll attain. If they are good at what they do, whether they want to be a HC or not probably shouldn't be factored into whether they will be a good OC/DC.
|4 days 4 hours ago||I dont' know||
what all the committee looks at but at least by the Sagarin ratings Auburn is ranked 6th (#1 SOS), LSU ranked 14th (#4 SOS) and A&M is ranked 17th (#8 SOS).
|4 days 5 hours ago||SEC OOC||
What are you talking about?
Alabama beat WVU on a neutral field. Auburn beat Kansas St at Kansas St. LSU beat Wisky on a neutral field. Georgia is going to play Georgia Tech, who might be in the ACC title game. Georgia beat Clemson. Florida is going to play FSU. Tennessee played Oklahoma. Ol' Miss played Boise St. South Carolina is going to play Clemson. Arkansas crushed Texas Tech at Texas Tech.
|4 days 5 hours ago||Baylor||
You say they have less quality wins than MSU and TCU but Baylor is 2-0 against teams in the Sagarin Top 10 while MSU and TCU are 1-1.
If you move down to the Top 30, then yeah they do have less wins. However, Baylor still has KSU on the schedule so should Baylor win out, they would have the same amount of wins vs Top 30 teams as TCU.
|4 days 5 hours ago||CSU||
might not even win their conference, let alone their division. CSU, Boise and Utah St are all tied with one loss in the same division. CSU lost to Boise but beat Utah St. Boise and Utah St play in the last game of the regular season. The division winner very well might come down to the Boise/Utah St game. If Boise wins, Boise goes to play in the conference championship. If Utah St wins, CSU goes to play in the conference championship.
|4 days 5 hours ago||That didn't work||
Considering Devin's been hurt it doesn't seem like saving him worked very well this year. They might as well have tried to utilize his legs this year - maybe they might actually have some more wins.
|4 days 5 hours ago||Youth||
You realize that if you look at the two deep, UM's starting defense has almost the exact same amount of years on campus as MSU? (For two deep info on teams I go to www.ourlads.com/ncaa-football-depth-charts). MSU's starting defense has 44 yrs on campus and UM has 41. According to this site, Alabama starts 5 underclassmen? How in the world can their defense be so good when it's so young?
ND's defense is awful. In the last 5 games against ND the opponent has scored 42, 31, 39, 55 and 43.
|4 days 6 hours ago||Last year's offense||
was a tale of two offenses. Horrible run offense with a pretty darn good passing offense.
|4 days 16 hours ago||True but||
his athleticism has been completely removed from the offense.
|4 days 16 hours ago||Maybe my memory||
is off but when the Gibbons incident broke it seemed like Brady was extremely vague and pretty much cut off any questions. Heck, the Shane Morris incident was a massive fiasco. The Clark incident could have been a very touchy subject but I felt like Hoke was direct and to the point. Any possible controversy squashed before it could get started.
|4 days 16 hours ago||You do realize||
that RR wasn't the first coach on Martin's list. Other coaches either turned down the offer or didn't reciprocate Martin's interest to begin the process.
|4 days 16 hours ago||Yeah||
Minny still has Wisconsin and Nebraska left. They could easily end up 7-5 and some people are calling that a good loss.
|4 days 16 hours ago||Heck||
it was 30-7 until a late TD by UM.
|4 days 16 hours ago||It's interesting||
that you're complaining about the amount of points the offense scored under Borges when the 2014 offense is averaging 10 less points per game then the 2013 offense.
|4 days 20 hours ago||Good against the run||
I guess. Against weak teams, they're real good against the run. However, against probably the two best rushing teams UM has played, the defense struggled. Langford had 177 yds at 5 yds/carry and Cobb had 183 yds at almost 6 yds/carry.
|4 days 20 hours ago||ND/NU vs OSU||
OSU is a totally different beast compared to ND/NU. In fact, I don't think we've really played a team this year like OSU and by that I mean, OSU will be the first team we face who utilizes the QB's legs as a large part of their offense. UM has played some teams whose QB has some mobility but those teams weren't calling 10-15 running plays a game for the QB.
|4 days 21 hours ago||The catch with this year||
Agree that he's always had bad plays sprinkled in with good ones, it just seems like there hasn't really been any good plays this year.
Injuries have taken a toll on his mobility. Watching the South Carolina video, Gardner looks like a totally different player running the ball compared to what we've seen this year.
|4 days 21 hours ago||Interesting comment for sure||
One could read a little more into it and possibly infer that maybe Brandon had some ideas of how the football program was going to be run??
|5 days 1 hour ago||If the Eagles implode||
would have no bearing on whether I'd love to see Chip Kelly as the next HC of UM. Heck yes I'd still want him. IMO, the guy proved he can coach at the college level. The pros and college are two different animals. It's why it's so rare for a college coach to make a successful transition to the pros.
I'd bet Bama fans are glad they grabbed Saban after the Dolphins imploded.
|5 days 2 hours ago||Doesn't like to play 2 bigs||
I'm guessing that only applies if both of the guys lack much, if any, perimeter game. If he has a big who can step out and hit a 15-17' jumper, if not longer, I'm guessing he'd be fine having a couple of 'big' men on the court at the same time.
|5 days 3 hours ago||Dismissal vs suspension||
I'd say dismissal is much more severe. Depending on what type of suspension, he could have still participated in practices, S&C, training table, etc. Dismissal I would assume means he will no longer be a part of any football related activity.
|6 days 3 hours ago||Exactly||
If she doesn't want to leave the bay area she needs to tell Jim either to make up with the 49ers management or find a different career so they can stay in the bay area. If you're going to be the wife of a coach in the NFL, you hopefully realize that you're are probably going to be moving a few times throughout your husband's career.
|6 days 4 hours ago||Kansas||
is starting to play some inspired football since Weiss was let go.