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|1 day 2 hours ago||One could also say||
Agree with your points about Hoke and the 'manball' quote. One could also say that 'manball' means controlling the line of scrimmage (whether on offense or defense) no matter what system you're running. Hoke might not have meant manball to mean a return to 3 yards and a cloud of dust, but rather that he wanted UM to control, if not dominate, the line of scrimmage and be the most physical team on the field.
|1 day 2 hours ago||#1||
I'm guessing (and hoping too cause that will mean UM wins the game comfortably) that we aren't going to see full the brunt of what Mattison and possibly Nuss have in store for the year until the team heads into South Bend.
|1 day 3 hours ago||I'm guessin||
if you google the image of the girl's breast which looks like a hornet's nest that might take care of your problem.
|1 day 6 hours ago||Acutally||
I'd guess the UM-Utah kickoff is no later then 9pm east coast time. UM is a big draw on TV. I don't think they are going to want to put a team that pulls good TV ratings on a late night east coast time slot.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Make sure||
you check out the defensive players re-actions in the background too.
|2 days 1 min ago||According to who???||
I'm glad Musberger is off the saturday night.
|2 days 34 min ago||In addition||
if my memory is correct, outside of this A&M-Carolina game, the line up on the SEC network isn't that great over the next few weeks either.
|2 days 42 min ago||Great way||
to head into the holiday weekend. Roseboro commits, bail out of office early, less then 24 hrs until UM starts the season.
|2 days 59 min ago||The beauty is||
we looked to be loaded at this position for the next few years. With only Taylor being in his last year of eligibility, the future, both this year and down the road, looks good for this position group.
|3 days 2 hours ago||If UM||
had averaged 190 yds per rushing over the last two years with a YPC of 4.5, we wouldn't be having this dicussion.
|3 days 5 hours ago||2012 and 2013 UCLA||
While the stats for UCLA that you list might be comparable to UM in those years, UCLA's rushing yards per game and yards per carry the last two years are much better then UM.
In 2012 UCLA averaged 190 yds/game rushing with 4.5 yds/carry.
In 2013 UCLA averaged 196 yds/game rushing with 4.5 yds/carry.
|3 days 22 hours ago||Is it safe...||
to say it can't get worse?
I don't know. After the disappointing effort of the 2012 oline, the rallying cry heading into 2013 was the oline couldn't be any worse.
|4 days 1 min ago||2 years of eligibility left||
While there will still be a number of youngsters playing, I think part of what might make the defense really good is the large number of upperclassmen that will be playing who won't have 2 years of eligibility left after this season - Ryan, Morgan, Bolden, Ross, Jenkins-Stone, Clark, Beyer, Wilson, Countess, Taylor, Ojemudia, Pipkins. There's going to be a nice mix of experienced upperclassmen mixed with talented underclassmen on the field for this defense.
|4 days 1 hour ago||Longer week afterward||
You might have more time between game 1 and game 2, but aren't there limits on how much practice time players can have each week? Not sure how that works with a 'mid' week game though. Of course, the players can spend more time on their own looking at film, etc.
|4 days 2 hours ago||Utah going undefeated||
Yeah, they went undefeated when they played in a mid major conference. Since they joined the Pac-12, they haven't had a winning conference record. They've won 9 conference games in 3 years.
|4 days 3 hours ago||Looking at the stats||
if they did use it, they didn't hand the ball off very much to the wr. It looks like their wr's had 4 rushing attempts. Of course, when you're top two running backs are averaging 6.0 and 7.5 YPC, you probably don't need to use too many constraints.
|4 days 4 hours ago||Kind of agree||
Maybe it's the pre-season optimism starting to creep in, but if the oline can just be decent, I think this team can be pretty solid. It's starting to seem like the pieces to the puzzle are starting to be there at most of the positions.
|4 days 5 hours ago||The catch for me||
is that the 2012 oline was pretty bad too. Everyone seems to focus on the oline's performance in 2013, but heading into 2013 the mantra was the oline couldn't be any worse then it was in 2012. I'm in my mid 40's and the last two years might be two of the worst oline's I've seen UM put on the field.
|4 days 5 hours ago||UNLV solid?||
Last year was the first time they had a winning record since 2000. Between 2000 and 2013 they had a losing record every year except 2003 when they went 6-6.
|4 days 6 hours ago||Robert Smith and Keith Byers||
from OSU had fairly long and solid NFL careers.
|4 days 23 hours ago||Omameh||
Kind of crazy to think how poor the 2012 oline was but yet they had 3 nfl players on it (Omameh, Lewan and Schofield).
|5 days 21 min ago||OSU plays Kent St||
It's already slated for a noon start. (wrong week - should have done more research before posting).
|5 days 55 min ago||It's mind boggline||
and after watching last year, I'm guessing the person being quoted wasn't using to much hyperbole.
|5 days 1 hour ago||Yeah||
Most of the schools that go on these decade long runs of greatness (OSU and USC in 2000's, Alabama recently) are dirty as can be. I'm fine with the Carr years cause Carr seemed like a Coach who tried to keep the program clean and do it the right way. If that is what Hoke is trying emulate, I'm good with it.
|5 days 2 hours ago||Extended mop up duty||
Agree, and I'm really hoping there are some games where Morris can get extended mop up duty cause UM is up big.
|5 days 5 hours ago||Depth Chart||
I'd think that with the exception of the "or's" the depth chart won't change much. They're going to be putting in game plans for App St this week (and maybe a few things for ND).
|5 days 5 hours ago||Yeah||
You move one of your most disruptive players on defense to a new postion and now he's got an 'or' next to his name with regards to whether he's going to start??????
|1 week 2 days ago||Call me crazy||
but I think Harbaugh and Brandon would be a pretty big clash of egos too.
|1 week 2 days ago||Agree||
As you and another poster have mentioned, Desmond didn't sugarcoat it when he talked about the 2008 team. Gives me some hope that he's seen/heard enough to think this team has some nice potential.
|1 week 2 days ago||Compared||
to what they did the rest of the year, it was one of their better days. For the most part agree, but after the first game of the year no one knew CMU was going to allow almost 5 yds/carry. Since the 4.8 ypc probably is not in reference to what running backs did, if you add in the rushing stats for Gardner and Morris, UM averaged 5.1 YPC against CMU.