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|1 day 5 hours ago||Bolden and Morgan||
remind me of the LB that UM had up to the mid/late 90's - big and not the fastest. Pretty good against power running teams but struggle some against the spread and speed teams..
|1 day 7 hours ago||Bolden||
This was covered on the main page the other day. Bolden was set up in an almost no win situation on the 56 yard run. With Thomas blitzing, Bolden had pass coverage responsibilities on the TE if it was a pass, so he has to stay home until he's certain it's run. While his pursuit might not have been the best around the blocker, the posters analyzing the play felt if anything, the 56 yd run was an RPS minus for the coaches for putting Bolden in an extremely difficult position.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Yeah||
The big questions heading into the season on defense were the corner opposite Lewis and the other safety besides Wilson.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Not sure how much common opponents||
would factor into it. Baylor beat Minny 30-7 last year but OSU only beat Minny 31-24.
Not sure how much weight the committee puts on common opponents or where they are played. Stanford played both common opponents on the road while UM played both of them at home.
For the Oregon St game, the Pac-12 didn't do Stanford any favors. The week before Stanford played a night game at USC, and then had to go to Corvallis for a Friday night game. Get home late Saturday night from the USC game, and then have a short week and an away game to boot on the short week.
|2 days 21 hours ago||According to the fei rankings||
Baylor has the 59th toughest SOS, and UM has the 62nd, Stanford is 40th and OSU is 65th.
|2 days 22 hours ago||Depends||
They still need to be OSU. If they beat OSU, I'd say a NY6 is guaranteed.
Not sure how they determine the 12 teams but if Navy wins out, I think they'd qualify for one of the 12 spots.
|2 days 22 hours ago||Howl many people||
with one year of head coaching experience at a 'mid major' make the jump to a destination job?
|2 days 22 hours ago||Raiders||
not sure how the internal workings are but they have some good young talent to build around. Not saying they are going to be Super Bowl caliber but Carr looks like a pretty promising QB and ever since Gannon, it's been a rotating cast of nobodies at QB.
|2 days 22 hours ago||That's the catch||
It's funny to laugh at them but with so many Big Ten teams stumbling early, it makes you wonder how the conference as a whole will be ranked/perceived.
|3 days 4 hours ago||Thanks||
At work trying to get some stuff done in between mgoblog visits.
|3 days 4 hours ago||OSU||
also likes to do 'end around' type plays with Miller and Marshall. Peppers should have the speed to hopefully string those out all the way to the sideline.
|3 days 4 hours ago||Link???||
to see who the finalists are.
|3 days 5 hours ago||Agree||
Peppers is going to be a key player on UM's defense this Saturday. His ability to control the flats against OSU is going to be critical.
|3 days 5 hours ago||Considering||
Peppers has been getting 5-10 offensive snaps every game, I'm guessing OSU is already prepping for him to play some offense.
|3 days 5 hours ago||Most freshman||
aren't that great in coverage with technique.
|3 days 7 hours ago||a 6th year||
is usually only granted when the player loses two years to injury. I could be wrong but that's my understanding.
|3 days 7 hours ago||Not sure||
if Miles could accept the academic requirements that Wisky has in place.
|3 days 8 hours ago||FEI rankings||
has ND ranked 6th in SOS. The next closest playoff contender is Alabama whose SOS is ranked 26th.
|3 days 9 hours ago||DeWeaver||
Wasn't he high on UM while Hoke was here (possibly a verbal comit) but Harbaugh and staff kind of said thanks, but no thanks.
|3 days 10 hours ago||On the road with a back up QB||
Pretty sure Baylor went into Stillwater and won with their back up QB too.
|4 days 7 hours ago||MSU isn't competing against Stanford||
A 2 loss Stanford is not a threat to take a playoff spot from a 1 loss MSU.
|4 days 10 hours ago||Any coach||
taking a job at a top program knows he needs to win. Doesn't matter whether it's LSU, USC, Texas, etc.
Miles has lost 3 games every year for the last 4 years: 10-3, 10-3, 8-5, 7-3. The last time LSU won the West division was 2011. LSU could definitely do worse than Miles, but he's starting ot slip into Carr/Mack Brown territory.
|4 days 10 hours ago||I don't know||
if MSU wins out, they'll have a pretty nice resume. With Oregon turning their season around, if MSU finishes 12-1, they'll have beaten 4 teams ranked in the Top 20, if not the Top 15.
|4 days 10 hours ago||Don't think it's going to be nice||
the high for Thanksgiving and black Friday is only going to be in the 20's.
|4 days 10 hours ago||I kind of get what you're saying||
but if MSU beats OSU and Iowa with their backup QB, why would Cook's status matter? They'll have just beaten in the span of 3 weeks two teams that were ranked in the Top 5 when MSU played them.
If MSU was beating scrubs with their backup QB's I could see Cook's status being a concern. Also, OSU last year went into the playoffs with Cardale having only made 1 start and I don't think the committee requested a status on Barrett.
|5 days 8 hours ago||Yeah||
That's the x factor - what is OSU's mindset? Technically they aren't out of the Division race nor the playoffs but they went from controlling their destiny in both to needing help in both.
|5 days 21 hours ago||Yup||
The Oregon win didn't look that great in October but they've won 5 straight. They will more than likely beat Oregon St, end the year 9-3 and probably be ranked in the Top 20, possibly Top 15.
OU - Tennessee probably won't be ranked by the committee but the computers love Tennessee. They were ranked 17th in FEI heading into today.
|5 days 21 hours ago||Big 12 games||
OU lost their QB and their two running backs are banged up. TCU has played the entire game with the back up QB. Baylor started their second string QB. He got hurt and the 3rd stringer had to come in.
|5 days 21 hours ago||Hold on with Oklahoma||
TCU is making things interesting.
|5 days 22 hours ago||I'm probably exaggerating a bit||
but it seems like half of the penalties last week and this week were either offsides or false starts.