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|3 hours 52 min ago||The other problem||
is that was Borges How many times has UM even attempted a pass to a wr 30 yds down the field with Nuss?
|15 hours 39 min ago||They were supposed||
to be running that type of offense throughout 2007 but the injuries to Henne and Hart didn't make it possible. Agree though, it would have been nice to see that offense implented earlier then 2007.
|17 hours 55 min ago||I disagree||
I think most people thought ND was overrated coming into the game. After the game, I think most people think ND is legit and in the thick of the race for a playoff spot with all the other 1 loss teams.
|1 day 3 hours ago||I don't think the Mississippi schools are locks||
There's still way to much football to be played. Auburn and Alabama still only have one loss each. Any of those 4 schools could still win the West.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Agree||
ND and FSU both play what I would consider pro-style offenses but neither of them are the 'manball' style of offense.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Spread offense||
is such a broad term. A lot of spread offenses play 10 on 11 - they're passing spreads who don't use the legs of their QB as a main point of their offense.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Auburn||
Auburn's victory AT Kansas St looks better and better each week.
|2 days 10 hours ago||This||
In a closed scrimmage like this, they probably aren't playing 20 minute halves. They can set the format up however they want. They can take longer breaks then what a time out would allow to go over coaching points.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Tressell||
I don't even know if the Tressell/Stitt comparisons are legit either. Tressell's 10 year career as an assistant coach was all at FBS schools (Akron, Miami(OH), Syracuse and Ohio State). As I mentioned in another post, Stitt has spent his entire career at D2 or lower with the exception of 2 years at Harvard.
Tressel grew up in Ohio, went to college in Ohio and other then the 2 years at Syracuse spent his entire coaching career in Ohio before he became the head coach at OSU. So Tressell probably already had a lot of established relationships with Ohio and Western PA high school coaches. Instead of recruiting the mid level guys from those high schools, he was now going to be recruiting the top level guys. Stitt hasn't been anywhere near Michigan, Ohio, PA - the prime local recruiting areas for the Big Ten.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Agree||
especially about the spotlight. The guy has never played or coached at the FBS level. In fact, a 2 year stint at Harvard as their OC is the only time he's been above DII. I'm with you. I'd be onboard if the's the OC, but as HC, there are a lot of questions.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Ditto||
on playing basketball in college and I'd say the opposite is true as well. There were guys on our team whose performance in games would never match how well they played in practice.
|3 days 3 hours ago||Yeah||
I understand that everyone subs on the dline but I don't think I've ever seen a staff sub LB's and DB's like Hoke and Mattison. With the db's we're not talking about nickel and dime packages but actually pulling your starting corner or switching out who they nickel back is. I'm guessing that maybe reason they haven't had much of a rotation at LB this year is Morgan is hurt.
|3 days 3 hours ago||So are you assuming||
Gardner didn't start against Minny cause he was being punished? Unless Morris is an all-american practice player, I find it hard to believe the coaches thought he gave UM a better chance to win then Gardner.
|3 days 3 hours ago||Yeah||
There's no way he becomes the next head coach at UM. OC, maybe? Head Coach, no.
|3 days 3 hours ago||Four stars according to Rivals||
In 2011 Countess, Beyer and Taylor were 4 stars. Taylor as an athlete.
In 2012 Richardson, Wilson and Strobel were 4 stars.
|3 days 4 hours ago||Yeah||
and I'd even say that they rotate a lot of guys during the game at positions where a lot of other coaches don't rotate players.
|3 days 10 hours ago||Left on the field to long||
Are you looking at boxscores when you say the defense has been left on the field to long?
Against ND, UM won the time of possession 33 minutes to 27 minutes. Time of possession was pretty much even at the half.
Against Utah, UM won the time o possession 33:32 to 26:28. UM had a slight edge at the half with time of possession.
Against Minny, Minny won the time of possession 34:40 to 25:20 but that will happen when you give up 200 yds rushing.
Against Rutgers, the time of possession was pretty much even. UM 29:14, Rutgers 30:46. UM won the time of possession in the first half, about 17 minutes to 13 minutes.
|3 days 11 hours ago||Well||
as VintageBlue said Minny wasn't that great either. The run defense was supposed to be one of the strengths of the defense and then Cobb rushes for 180 yards.
I wouldn't really argue with the defense being respectable, but I think most of us were figuring the defense to be better then respectable this year - the unit as a whole isn't that young and they had ample experience at lots of positions. As someone else said, they defense isn't the main problem with the team but it seems to have underperformed based upon preseason expectations.
|3 days 14 hours ago||Agree, part of that||
to me is the poor oline. When you're getting hit at the line of scrimmage or in the backfield, you don't have a ton of momentum built up yet. Wheatley, Touchdown Timmy, etc. had the benefit on that a lot of their runs they weren't getting touched until the second level of the defense and at that point, they have a decent amount of momentum built up and can deliver a blow.
|3 days 14 hours ago||I'd consider||
Wangler to be a QB that sat in the pocket and didn't run much.
|3 days 14 hours ago||Basketball S&C||
Is Wellman also the S&C coach for basketball?
|3 days 16 hours ago||How did Tressell||
utilize mobile QB's different then Hoke?
Gardner had more rushing attempts last year then Terrelle Pryor had in any of his 3 years at OSU.
|3 days 18 hours ago||What's the difference||
The offense that OSU ran under Tressell is vastly different thent the offense that OSU runs under Meyer. Meyer seems to have had no problems implenting his offense.
|4 days 3 hours ago||Youth shouldn't be an excuse||
OSU's starting offense is:
5th yr Sr - 1
Sr - 2
Jr - 2
3rd yr Soph - 2
Soph - 3
2nd yr Fr - 1
Michigan's offense is:
5th yr Sr - Gardner
4th yr Jr - Glasgow, Miller
Jr - Funchess, Norfleet, Williams, Chesson (out),
3rd yr Soph - Darboh, Mags, Kalis, Braden
Soph - Green/Smith
Fr - Cole
|4 days 4 hours ago||This isn't just about Furman||
This is about a roster loaded with 4 star recruits. Yeah, not every recruit pans out but either Hoke and company have had extremely bad luck with recruits or they're not doing a very good job in developing them. Heck, the oline has been piss poor for 3 straight years.
|4 days 4 hours ago||Your last paragraph||
is the key question. I'd like to think that there's enough potential/untapped talent on the roster that if they had a decent staff, they'd be much better then 3-4 this year. However, as others have said, the QB situation next year is a huge question mark. You either have a guy in Morris who has yet to look like he's ready or a guy (Speight/Malzone) who's never taken a snap in college.
|4 days 4 hours ago||DB's predecesssor's||
While those might be some of DB's predecessor's, his more recent predecessor's are: Martin, Goss, Roberson and Weidenbach - not exactly a who's who of AD's.
|4 days 11 hours ago||Lane Kiffin||
when he left Knoxville for Los Angeles????
|4 days 11 hours ago||UFR's thursday and friday||
Are we also getting the Minnesota UFR's on thursday and friday?
|4 days 15 hours ago||Start from scratch||
I'd like to think that through Hoke's recruiting there is a decent amount of players with untapped potential on the roster that a new coach could quickly mold into a pretty good team.