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|3 hours 40 min ago||Game film||
While having film on a team definitely helps, the anonymous quotes from players and coaches about how UM's offense was running plays they hadn't seen on film makes me think it's really tough to gaem plan for the offense. Now granted part of that was probably the playbook expanding, but I also think a large part of that is Harbaugh and his staff coming up with different game plans each week to attack what they feel is the weakness of the defense.
|3 hours 58 min ago||In addition||
I don't think the offense in terms of play calling is going to be that much different whether O'Korn or Speight is the QB.
|4 hours 1 min ago||Evans||
If the hype that we're hearing about Evans is real, the coaches will find a way get him a good amount of snaps and touches.
|18 hours 46 min ago||While true||
a lot of the guys who aren't considered starters this year are going to see a lot of time. While Butt and Smith are seniors, there will be other running backs who see a decent amount of time and Harbaugh loves the TE. Butt will be a big loss, but I'm guessing Bunting and another TE see a good amount of time this year.
Defense, particularly the DB's, will be interesting next year. I'm hoping we have a decent amount of blow outs so some of the second stringers can see time with the first string and in general, get a decent amount of snaps on the field.
|1 day 6 hours ago||What channel||
and what time are they on?
|1 day 7 hours ago||To some extent||
I see your point but I think also when it comes down to it, these guys want to play. If the option is sitting the bench as a back up or possibly starting at a different position, most of these guys will choose the later every time.
|1 day 17 hours ago||2 college seasons||
This will actually be Cole's 3rd season as a starter.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Yeah||
and it wasn't a 'Chris Evans is doing a good job'. It was 'Chris Evans is outstanding'. I don't think I've seen the coaches use the word outstanding to describe how a player is doing very often.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Cole||
Cole being on the draft list that high has my emotions tugging in two directions. Happy in that we should hopefully have a stud anchoring the middle this year but worried in that I'd really like him to be that stud anchor for the line in 2017.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Chesson||
Agree but the break out season will depend on how well the QB plays. As Rudock got better as the season went along Chesson started to emerge more and more.
|2 days 17 hours ago||yeah on 2||
I think someone once said that when a player decommits rarely do they end coming back. Not that it can't happen, just that the odds aren't in UM's favor now.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Not only do they misspell his name||
It's a thank you card for attending the BBQ when he wasn't there.
|3 days 3 hours ago||Kaepernick passing Smith||
You do realize that happend when Smith got hurt? Harbaugh didn't yank a healthy Smith. Now Smith didn't win his job back, and who knows what might have happened if Smith hadn't gotten hurt.
|3 days 6 hours ago||24 races||
Not necessarily. You'd have to go back and check to see if he swam all the heats in the relays. The same swimmers that swim in the heats do not have to swim in the finals.
|3 days 6 hours ago||Sprinters||
If you are talking about lapping the field in gold medals won in sprints, Bolt has just about lapped Carl Lewis. While Lewis has won 9 golds, 4 of those are in the long jump. Bolt has 6 gold medals in individual sprint events. Lewis has 3.
|3 days 6 hours ago||Part of what you say||
is a little off. In terms of individual medals in one stroke, all but one of Phelps medals have come in the butterfly. The only individual medal he's won in stroke other than butterfly was in the 200 freestyle in the '08 Olympics.
|3 days 7 hours ago||First in the 100M twice||
Bolt was the second person to win 2 golds in the 100M. Carl Lewis was the first.
|4 days 20 hours ago||Agree||
About getting the starters some time together. Will be interesting to see how Harbaugh how handles it if the game starts getting out of hand early.
|4 days 22 hours ago||Week 1||
The Hawaii game is going to be interesting because unless the offense completely sputters, I see it being the type of game where the vast majority of players see the field. Harbaugh's said he believes the best way to get better is to play football (ie - see real game action). If the Hawaii game is a big blowout it will be interesting to see who gets on the field and who doesn't.
|5 days 23 hours ago||Must be an old game||
It looks like it says UNC 17 Rutgers 3 but looking back to 2012 the only time they've played UNC was in a bowl game. However, since they have baseball standings on the ticker at the bottom of the screen, the game in the picture probably wasn't a bowl game.
|6 days 19 hours ago||He might be||
the #1 ranked kicker but his player rating is an 82. The next lowest player that has orally committed to OSU has a rating of 88. So Haubeil might not be a slouch of a 3 star but he's definitely weighing down OSU's average per player.
|6 days 23 hours ago||it really depends on how you view recruiting rankings||
I don't worry too much about what the ranking is - 5, 8, 16, etc. I pay more attention to the average ranking per player. With 247 right now, OSU is at 94.69, Michigan is 89.06 and PSU is 87.4 OSU is 1st in the overall rankings, UM 7th and PSU 19th. So while Michigan is closer to OSU in the overall rankings they are much closer to PSU in the average per player.
The team rankings can tend to get inflated based upon how many recruits a school signs. Probably one of the best examples of this was in 2007. USC ended up with the second ranked class and Tennessee ended up with the 3rd ranked class. However, Tennessee had 32 recruits and USC only had 18. Tennessee's average star per player was 3.63 while USC's was 4.22. Those two classes might have been ranked 2nd and 3rd but I'd take USC's class over Tennessee's 8 days a week.
|6 days 23 hours ago||Not to add salt to the wounds||
but OSU's lowest rated recruit is a kicker. Kicker's usually bring down the overall average a little.
|1 week 5 hours ago||We'll see||
CU actually gives me more heebie jeebies than UCF. Agree on the talent, but pretty sure O'Leary ran more of a pro style offense. Assuming Frost is going all in on an Oregon style offense, by week 2 not sure how much UCF will have adapted to it..
|1 week 8 hours ago||Have the swimmers been arrested?||
or are they just being detained so the authorities can get more information as to what transpired that night?
|1 week 17 hours ago||Yeah,||
Yeah, Brasil might be over re-acting but I'm guessing in just about any town in America if you say you were robbed by people dressed up in that town's police uniforms, you've immediately raised the interest level of the authorities.
|1 week 1 day ago||Mason||
is/was probably one of the more underrated coaches. He's by no means an icon and never coached at a big time program but he's arguably the best coach at either of those programs in a long time (Kansas and Minnesota).
|1 week 1 day ago||I get why it worked||
I just don't think the decption would have worked as well with Denard or Devin.
|1 week 1 day ago||Comparing apples to oranges 2 yrs ago||
Urbz wasn't taking a healthy QB out of the starting role. OSU's QB's got injured and it was next man up. As far as I can remember there wasn't much discussion as to whether one of the other QB's should have been starting.
The issue of who to start didn't materialize until spring ball and the summer when the QB's were healthy.
|1 week 1 day ago||1997 one of the dullest offenses||
I'm guessing part of that was due to the defense and part of that was due to the make up of the offense. When it comes to the skill position players for the 1997 offense (taking Woodson out of the equation), there weren't any game changers or big play threats. With all due respect to those players, it's one of the dullest set of skill players UM has had.