"Jim's a tough guy and you can see his personality is all over this football team," Fitzgerald said.
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|16 hours 9 min ago||it's a tough one but||
I'm guessing the play is designed to go inside the wr blocking. On top of that one of Canteen's reads is probably how well his teammate is blocking. In this instance the wr blocking has walled off his man to the outside.
The DB's are taught to keep the ball to the middle of the field and not let them get to the sideline. Early in the year Stribling got dinged on UFR's cause on a couple wr screens he let the ballcarrier get tot he sideline.
|16 hours 18 min ago||Bludgeoning teams with C+/B- game||
Amen. With the exception of the 2011 season, road games during the RR and Hoke years were defined by futility and disappointment..
|19 hours 40 min ago||Rely a LOT on the Stanford game||
You talk about Nevada's S&P ranking in one post. At least as of today, Northwestern has played, and beaten, the #10, #11 and #24 teams in the S&P rankings. I'm guessing no one else right now has wins over 3 of the Top 25 teams according to the S&P rankings.
|19 hours 50 min ago||If we're going to talk about 4-0 starts||
only to see the rest of the season fall apart, we might as well talk about almost every UM year since 2009.
|20 hours 16 min ago||Agree||
At 5-0 with a nice win over Stanford and a road win over Duke, I'd say they are a good team. The potential is how good are they?
|22 hours 26 min ago||Maryland||
Football is definitely the big fish, but Maryland is actually pretty good in a lot of other sports (men's bball, women's bball, men's lax, women's lax, etc.).
|22 hours 28 min ago||Friedgen||
Yeah. Maybe not the greatest tenure (10-2, 11-3, 10-3, 5-6, 5-6, 9-4, 6-7, 8-5, 2-10, 9-4) but I don't see the Terps as a football school.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Never said they were a great offense||
I just think people are selling the offense and particular the offenisve staff short. Heading into the BYU game there was a lot of worry about how UM's offense was going to do after two games where they pretty much pounded the ball down OSU and UNLV's throat. After the game BYU was saying UM ran stuff they weren't ready for and hadn't game planned for.
Yeah, there's some warts with this offense but Harbaugh and company aren't going to shift into 4th and 5th gear with the playcalling against an opponent where 3rd gear gets them a comfortable win. I'm not going to say UM has 30 pts after halftime against NU, but I think we're going to see the playbook open up quite a bit this game.
|2 days 22 hours ago||Indiana worries me too but||
UM gets them late in the year. For the OSU game, IU was 4-0 with a lot of confidence and hope and hosting the #1 team in the country. By the time UM rolls into Bloomington, IU might be a .500 team who's spirits have taken a 180 since the OSU game.
|2 days 23 hours ago||Agree but||
if Harbaugh and staff had kept the foot on the gas for 60 minutes against UNLV, OSU and BYU and those final scores were more like 48-7, 45-7 and 45-0 I'm guessing people would have a different view of the offense. I'm definitely not saying this offense is a well oiled machine but they've been able to grind out yards and dial up the right play call to big up chunks of yardage more in the last couple of games.
|2 days 23 hours ago||I still believe||
in two old sayings: Defense wins championships and defense travels. Granted it'd be great to have a devastating offense but UM has been scoring around 30 pts/game. In some of these games, it probably could have been more but Harbaugh and company kept the offense vanilla and/or downshifted once they had a good size lead.
|2 days 23 hours ago||Agree||
It's so early in the season. Conference play has barely started. There are still lots of matchup's between undefeated and one loss teams left on the schedule.
|3 days 16 hours ago||Don't classes start||
shortly after NY's Day? Harbaugh would have to know which guys weren't coming back possibly before a bowl game to get additional guys enrolled early.
Also, just because a guy declares he's going pro doesn't necessarily mean he's off scholarship does it?
|3 days 17 hours ago||Last paragraph||
Clemson was up 24-9 so when ND scored they made it 24-15. Brian's view is you for two there to know whether you will be down 24-17 and just need a TD and PAT or whether you'll be down 24-15 and need a TD and FG.
|3 days 17 hours ago||What makes it even more interesting||
at least to me, is LB is a spot where next year we might need contributions from true freshmen.
|3 days 19 hours ago||Yeah||
Darboh and Chesson seem to have the outside receiver positions locked down and the slot hasn't really been featured much in the offense the last few games.
|3 days 20 hours ago||Was listening to||
Mike and Mike on the way into work this work and they had Danny Kannel on. He made an interesting point. For most of last year OSU struggled a bit - OT win against PSU, 7 point win against Minny, tough game against IU and tight agaisnt a 5-7 UM tean until the 4th. Their 3 game run in the Big Ten Championship Game and the playoffs was very impressive, but that wasn't the OSU team that you saw on the field for most of the first 12 games of last year.
He also mentioned that losing Hermann to Houston is probably having an affect on the offense too.
|3 days 21 hours ago||Indiana||
kind of worries me. They actually have an offense (unlike a lot of teams on UM's schedule). Outside of OSU and MSU (although their offense has been up and down and they've had some injuries they still have a QB who if Cook has his A game can cause some problems), Indiana is the only other team left on the schedule that appears to have a legit offense. Not sure if the defense will get IU's offense completely bottled up. I think IU will get some points and due to that the offense will need to put some points on the board. Thankfully, IU has a pretty bad defense.
|4 days 23 hours ago||Also||
Gameday trys not to have the same teams featured at their location too much. LSU still has games against Bama and Ole Miss where Gameday could visit.
|4 days 23 hours ago||The four year thing||
without looking it up the only one I can think of that comes close to Sparty.
|4 days 23 hours ago||Part of the reason||
was the 'spread' offense that he runs was new to Division 1 football when he took over WVU. A lot of teams were taken by surprise with it. Now, tons of teams run some type of spread or incorporate spread elements into the offense. It's still tough to defend but it's not a novelty offense that you only saw once a year.
|6 days 19 hours ago||How does Northwestern have 3.5?||
By your scoring system I see:
Stanford is +.5 (small home win over a good team)
Eastern Illinois is 0 (large win at home over a not good team)
Duke is 1.0 (small road win over a good team)
Ball St is -.5 (small home win over a not good team)
That adds up to 1.0
|6 days 21 hours ago||Kind of agree but||
part of that will depend on how a big a lead UM has and when Harbaugh decides to shut down the offense.
|6 days 23 hours ago||Give it time||
If UM beats Sparty, OSU prices will start to soar.
|1 week 16 hours ago||Vision for a running back||
It's kind of hard to teach. They either have it or they don't. That isn't to say it can't get better but it's rare for a running back to make significant improvements in this area.
|1 week 17 hours ago||Speilman||
said the same thing during the game - that college offenses have become so spread oriented that when a defense has to face an 'old school' offense like Harbaugh it's tough because they don't see it very often.
|1 week 17 hours ago||Dawson||
Coulda swore I saw him on the field a good amount this game, but he's no where to be found in the charting.
|1 week 17 hours ago||Leinart||
Didn't he win the Heisman??
|1 week 20 hours ago||I don't know||
if they run it up, but with it being the big ten opener we might see a focused MSU team.
|1 week 22 hours ago||MGoBlog staff||
Can you create a separate blog where the only discusssions/threads will be about the weather forecast for games????