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|15 hours 18 min ago||yeah and I'd add||
that with an olineman his dominance in high school is often because he is much bigger and stronger than a lot of the guys he's playing against. He's dominating often times by sheer strength and mass, which won't happen much in college. Once in college he needs to be able to learn the technical aspects of the oline: footwork, hand placement, etc. If a guy can't master or become really proficient at the technical aspects of oline play, he's probably not going to see the field much in college.
|15 hours 30 min ago||Agree||
People love to bag on Borges but the complete cratering of the offense happened under Nuss. Gardner had a pretty solid year in 2013:
345 attempts, 208 completions, completion percentage of 60%, 2960 yds, 21 TDs, 11 ints
|15 hours 31 min ago||Harbaugh/Peppers combination||
Agree for the most part, but how Pepper's was used on offense this year is one of the more head scratching moments for me with the the Harbaugh tenure so far. For a coach and staff who seem very adept at coming up with new wrinkles to keep the defense off balance, there seemed to be very little thought and imagination as to how they could fully use Pepper's skills on offense.
|15 hours 37 min ago||Yeah and||
It's been a decade but were a ton of players getting into trouble with the law in Carr's last few years? There certainly wasn't anything that comes close to the rape/sexual violence that Tennessee has had to deal with.
|20 hours 44 min ago||No doubt||
they attend practices, but is this strictly an academic award? If you're on the roster and you achieve a certain gpa, are you automaticly academic all big ten?
|20 hours 52 min ago||Forgive me for my ignorance||
but what are the requirements for academic all big ten? Obviously certain academic requirements are needed but some of these guys barely saw the field.
Not knocking the recognition they are receiving for their academic achievements, but I would have thought the players would have to have played a decent amount on Saturdays.
|21 hours 41 min ago||Playoff committee rankings||
don't start until mid/late October.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Tiller||
Wasn't really play calling but the quick substitutions he did at Purdue after a play. Eventually a rule was implemented that allowed the defense time to subsitute if the offense had done so.
Bert: another example of not so much play calling but working the rules to one teams advantage. When they implemented the rule that said offsides on a kick off by the kicking team meant that the kicking team had to re-kick, Bert worked the rule to Wisky's advantage against PSU. There must have been something like 10-15 seconds left in the first half after Wisky scored. So on the kickoffs he had one player blatantly run offides before the kick. They did it like 2 or 3 times until the clock ran out and it was halftime.
Spurrier at Florida. The year Florida won the NC. In their regular season game against FSU, FSU was continually getting to the Gator QB. The Gator QB (Wuerfel - ??) took most of the snaps under center in the regular season game. Prior to the Sugar Bowl, Spurrier re did the plays so they were almost all out of the shotgun giving the Gator QB a little extra time to see the field and throw the ball.
|1 day 15 hours ago||UM defense in OSU game||
I know Brian rarely does the OSU UFR when it's a loss, but I'd love to see:what Brown did to bottle up the OSU offense for the first 3 quarters compared to what the UM defense had done the previous years. I've been wondering if the defensive performance in the first 3 quarters was more related to scheme or whether UM's talent on the dline was just far superior to what OSU had on their oline. Obviously, it could be a combo of talent and scheme too.
|1 day 19 hours ago||9-1 against lower big ten||
would be nice but considering 6 of those games are on the road, I think 9-1 is being a bit optimistic. They'll probably also need to pull an upset or two to get a win or two against teams in the Top 50.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Bingo.||
I'd also add that the reduction of the shot clock to 30 seconds really hurts a team like this. If the shot clock was still at say 45 seconds, this team would probably be a little better. All to often the shot clock gets to 10-12 seconds and they need someone to go one on one, and they just don't have anyone who can consistently beat their defender off the dribble. With the longer shot clock, they'd be able to run through their offense for 30 seconds or so to try and free up an open look for someone.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Top 50ish wins||
None of those 3 teams are even close to the Top 50 in rpi right now. Marquette is 88, SMU is 99 and Texas is 120. Unless those 3 teams improve a lot over the course of the season none of them will be Top 50ish wins and depending on how they do they might not even be Top 100 wins.
|2 days 18 hours ago||Rolle||
Didn't he end up getting a Rhodes Scholarship?
|2 days 18 hours ago||Next year||
Agree. After the regular season in 2017, the record might not be much different than 10-2 but I'm not expecting the 2017 team to steamroll through most of the regular season like the 2016 team did.
|2 days 19 hours ago||From doing a little more digging||
You're right. They do have a few senior 'starters' out. The catch is these guys have been out an extended period. Their replacements have been starting for quite a few games. So while their depth chart from the beginning of the year shows about 5 senior starters, their depth chart for the second half of the season has only had 2 senior starters on it. So they do lose a number of players after this year, but their replacements have gotten a lot of experience this year.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Florida defense||
At least on their depth chart for the FSU game, they only have 2 starters who are out of eligibility after this year.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Points scored||
Not sure if using the amount of points each offense scored is the best indicator of which team had the better offense. If Carr/Debord had been the coaches on the 2016, I'm guessing the amount of points scored would have been a lot less. Just like if Harbaugh had been the coach of the 2006, that team probably would have scored a lot more points.
|3 days 20 hours ago||Yeah and if||
you're counting Rawls as a UM running back even though he transferred, then do you also count Fargas?
Fargas rushed for over 3300 yds in his NFL career.
|4 days 13 hours ago||I'm taking the Mgrowold approach||
The only game I'll probably watch is the Orange Bowl. Most of the match ups don't look that appealing.
|4 days 14 hours ago||Yup||
It's not so much the refs in the OSU game but the fact that UM should have beaten Iowa and OSU. It's easy to say there will be more opportunities with Harbaugh but shit happens. You never know what the future holds. This defense was/is ridiculous but when all is said and done the 2016 team will be right there with the 1999 team - really good teams who stubbed their toe 2x and it cost them a chance for the Big Ten title and possibly a chance to compete for the NC.
|4 days 14 hours ago||I'm more concerned with UM mentally||
Than FSU. FSU was out of playoff contention by mid October. UM lost 2 of their last 3 to knock them out of the playoffs. It wasn't that long ago that FSU wasn't even being considered for NY6 bowl.
|4 days 15 hours ago||He grew up||
|5 days 16 hours ago||UCLA bigs||
Looked pretty solid. Will be an interesting match up for UM'S bigs.
|6 days 11 hours ago||Jerry Hanlon||
Was a hell of an oline coach.
|6 days 14 hours ago||Yeah||
I was reading a while ago about how Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern, etc. have soccer schools. Kids go to live at these schools. They get their soccer education as well as scholastic education at these schools, and for the top tier talent it starts at a young age (elementary school).
|6 days 16 hours ago||Did Harbaugh do that much different||
After Michigan went up 17-7, the possessions went:
1) Starting at UM 12
1st down run for 4 yds
2nd down pass incomplete
3rd down pass for big gain (screen to Smith) but brought back by Cole facemask
3rd pass for 13 yds
1st down run for 4 yds
2nd down - INT
2) Starting at UM 25
1st down pass for 8 yds
2nd down run for 3 ys
1st down pass incomplete
2nd down run for 5 yds
3rd down pass incomplete
3) Starting at UM 38
1st down pass incomplete
2nd down run for 0 yds
3rd pass - sacked
4) Starting at UM 20
1st down run for 2 yds
2nd down run for 4 yds
3rd down pass incomplete
The only possession where they went run, run, pass, punt was the last one of regulation. The other possessions were a nice mix of running and passing on 1st down.
|1 week 15 hours ago||Depends on what the clashes were||
The rumor flying as to why Gary Anderson left Wisky was he wasn't happy that Wisky wouldn't bend their admission standards for athletes. This isn't to imply that admission standards for athletes were the same as those for a regular student but that an athlete might not have been able to get into Wisky but would be able to get into a different school.
I have no idea what the clashes were with IU and Wilson.
|1 week 19 hours ago||prime recruiting area for the Boilermakers...||
Where exactly is that?
|1 week 19 hours ago||You have to go with what they say||
No you don't.
Are you going with the Big Ten's finding that the refs only missed one call in the Ohio St/Michigan game?
|1 week 21 hours ago||No alpha dog on the team||
This is a team composed of guys who are really good role players. None of the players seem good enough to consistently beat their defender to create shots for themselves or their teammates. Most of the perimeter players are really good spot up shooters but make them put the ball on the floor and their production decreases significantly. Most players productivity decreases if you make them put it on the floor but the decline seems even more pronounced for Michigan.
It'll probably never happen but I'd love to see Beilien work the offense through Wagner in the post, whether that's on the block or 10-12' from the basket.