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|6 hours 41 min ago||Who knows but||
Levert is from the Columbus area.
|8 hours 54 min ago||Yup||
I posted it in another thread a few days ago but if you look at QBR ratings, etc. Gardner was a middle of the pack QB in the Big Ten last year. For all of our frustrations with the QB play at UM last year, there were a number of teams in the Big Ten who had QB's that performed worse then Gardner.
|9 hours 16 min ago||Best coach in 50 years???||
You think Dantonio is a better coach than Saban???
|21 hours 37 min ago||You said above||
"Elite coaches don't lose 6 of 7 to their rival" so by your definition Tom Osborne isn't an elite coach and McKay and Bryant had poor stretches against their rival too. Please, enlighten us, what is your definition of an elite coach??????
|1 day 3 hours ago||Bear Bryant||
had a stretch where he went 1-4-1 against Tennessee. Should we maybe reconsider whether he should be talked about as an elite coach?
Tom Osbourne had a stretch where he went 1-8 against Oklahoma. Shold we not consider him an elite coach?
John McKay had a stretch where he went 2-5 against ND. Should we maybe reconsider whether he's an elite coach?
|1 day 6 hours ago||In his prime||
|1 day 6 hours ago||Have you seen his entire will?||
Maybe he did leave money to other institutions and causes.
|1 day 6 hours ago||UNC academic scandal||
Depending on what you read the roots of the scandal might have began as early as the mid-90's. Dean Smith was still the basketball coach at UNC then.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Preferred walk on vs walk on||
What's the difference between a preferred walk on vs a non-preferred walk on?
|2 days 5 hours ago||Agree||
I'd like to see at least one Big Ten team make it to the FF - preferably Wisconsin.
|2 days 6 hours ago||One concern for next year||
With or without Levert this should be a dangerous team on the offensive end. My main concern, especially with Irvin at the 4, is how well the team will hold up on the defensive glass. With Irvin at the 4, it is a pretty small lineup.
|2 days 6 hours ago||yeah||
Can't remember the players name but last year one of the big men redshirted and was supposedly impressing a lot of people in practice. This year, the results on the court didn't seem to match the practice hype from last year.
|3 days 8 hours ago||Here's a few||
If what has been reported about UNC bball players taking classes that never really existed, I'd have to throw Dean Smith, Roy Williams, Bill Guthridge and Matt Doherty in this group.
Rupp wasn't exactly a saint either, was he? (and I'm not just talking about his racial views).
|3 days 21 hours ago||Heck||
Hoke had some darn good recruiting classes too. If you look at UM's average star/player it's pretty much Top 10-15 each year for the last 4-5 years. When you look at the recruiting rankings for Big Ten teams over the 4-5 yrs, OSU and UM are 1 and 2...and 3rd place isn't even close to UM or OSU in terms of the number of 4 and 5 star recruits. Hoke and his staff just couldn't develop the players once they go to AA.
|3 days 21 hours ago||UM's defense||
also had the good fortune of playing some of the worst QB's in college football. Going by ESPN's QBR ratings, UM got to face (for comparison's sake Devin Gardner's QBR rating was 49.7)
CJ Brown, Maryland, 48.8
Trevor Siemian, NU, 43.3
Hackenber, PSU, 35.8
Andrew Hendrix, Miami (OH), 35.5
Kameron Bryant, App St, 33.5
Zander Diamont, IU, 19.4
So essentially UM's defense got to go up against 6 QB's who performed worse then Devin Gardner. That would make a lot of defenses look good.
|4 days 6 hours ago||Basketball recruiting||
Depending on who you listen to and how much stock you put into what they say, who a school has supply their gear can have a big impact on some basketball recruits.
|4 days 10 hours ago||This is comedy||
For one, I thought most people here feel time of possession is one of the most over rated stats in all of football.
In the 7 losses, there were only two games where they significantly lost the time of possession battle - Minny and MSU, and those games were over heading into the 4th quarter. In addition, in 6 of the 7 losses they were losing, if not losing by a lot, heading into the 4th quarter.
Notre Dame game: score at end of 3rd Q, ND 28 - UM 0. TOP: UM 33:04, ND 26:56.
Utah game: score at the end of 3rd Q, Utah 20 - UM 10. TOP: UM 33:32, Utah 26:28.
Minnesota game: score at the end of the 3rd Q, Minny 27 - UM 7. TOP: Minny 34:40, UM 25:20.
Rutgers game: score at the end of the 3rd Q, Rutgers 19 - UM 17. TOP: Rutgers 30:46, UM 29:14.
Michigan St game: score at the end of the 3rd Q, MSU 28 - UM 3. TOP: MSU 33:46, UM 26:14.
Maryland game: score at the end of the 3rd Q, UM 16 - Maryland 9. TOP: UM 34:00, Maryland 26:00.
OSU game: score at the end of the 3rd Q: OSU 28 - UM 21. TOP: UM 34:05, OSU 25:55.
|1 week 5 hours ago||I don't know if I agree||
with all the ideas on here. I do agree that a neutral site hosting the tournament isn't a good idea either. However, if you're a parent or relative of a player you might not be able to make your travel and accomodation plans very far in advance. If you have a closely contested race that comes down to the final weekend, you might not know where you son is going to be playing until the Sunday before the conference tourney starts.
The 3 weekend tourney idea sounds great unless you're a parent who has to scramble every Sun/Mon to get your travel plans set for the next weekend.
Why not just rotate the host arena each year among the members of the conference? One year UM hosts, the next year MSU, etc.
|1 week 19 hours ago||The exceptions||
as i mentioned earlier mainly have to do with how far into the season you are. In a lot of cases it's a judgement call by the coaches but if a player is good enough to be competing for time, you try to get him on the field on Saturdays. You can try all you want in practice but you can't replicate what it's like to be in the line of fire on Saturdays. You put him in the line of fire and see how he responds.
There's nothing like a real game for teachable moments and to show you where a player really is and to help speed their development. If you're recruiting at a high level and have solid player development, you're going to be cycling through players (year after year) on a pretty regular basis.
This whole mantra about needing to redshirt is comedy really. Every coach redshirts, but every coach plays the best players. Heck even Dantanio, who does a ton of redshirting, plays true freshmen. if a guy is good enough to play, you get him on the field. If he isn't, he doesn't play and you redshirt him.
|1 week 2 days ago||Kentucky||
They might have missed the tourney a couple years ago but they've been to the FF three of the last four years and are the #1 seed heading into this years tourney.
|1 week 2 days ago||Smotrycz||
He was slowed by injuries this year but last he averaged 28 minutes, 11 pts and 6 boards per game. He was a 4* recruit out of high school.
|1 week 2 days ago||I think both teams should get possession||
in the overtime, but I don't think they should use the college rules. If the team that gets first possession scores, they kick off to the other team. If the team that receives the second kick off doesn't tie the score, game over.
|1 week 2 days ago||NHL overtime||
is that a proposal for the playoffs or just the regular season?
|1 week 2 days ago||I don't know||
If the NFL wants to adopt the college playoff rules for regular season games, that'd be fine but I don't think I'd like to see a playoff game decided in that fashion.
Similiar to the NHL, they have one set of rules for regular season OT games and another set for the playoffs.
|1 week 3 days ago||Being a life long Raiders fan||
I can say pretty confidently that over the last 10-15 years, I wouldn't use any personnel move by the Raiders as an example that proves much of anything...other than the Raiders make really bad personnel decisions.
|1 week 3 days ago||Underclassmen||
While there are a lot of underclassmen, a good portion of those underclassmen played significant minutes on a team that lost in the NCAA final last year.
|1 week 3 days ago||This||
Over the course of a 30 game regular season it's tough to get up for every game. Some games the intensity isn't going to be 100%. Is UK unbeatable - no, but they are going to come ready to play in the NCAA tourney.
|1 week 4 days ago||The best players should play||
In general, if you're competing for a spot and you're the best player, you should play. Who cares whether you're a true frosh or a senior. IMO, this is particularly true in the first half of the year. Now if it's game 10, 11 or 12 and the true freshman hasn't played, that makes the decision a little tougher. From all accounts Hoke and his staff had their scenario with Kalis and decided not to play him.
You should never go into fall camp thinking certain players are going to redshirt. Even when you break fall camp, you might have an idea of some guys who look like possible redshirts but nothing should be written in stone.
|1 week 4 days ago||NFL||
Part of the reason the NFL is moving that way is the rules are stacked in favor of the offense. If the NFL rolled back the rules when it comes to hitting QB's and how the DB's can play to what they were 20-30 years ago, I'm guessing it'd wouldn't be so free flowing.
|1 week 4 days ago||IBB||
A base on balls is generally bad for the pitching team. With an intentional base on balls, you take the bat out of the hands of someone you don't want to hit.