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|1 hour 35 min ago||Attendance||
I don't think this is just a problem at Michigan. I know OSU does not draw well in December either. I was watching some of the UNC-Davidson game the other night and when they switched to a camera to show most of the arena, there were very few, and I mean very few, people in the second level seats at the Dean Dome.
|2 hours 59 min ago||Some people need to read the articles linked||
He didn't hook up with a member of the track team. He hooked up with one of the student trainers for the football team.
|6 hours 32 min ago||Considering||
DPJ is hoping to be an early enrollee and UM's classes start on Jan 4, we'll know before the 7th if he's going to be at least be an early enrollee at UM.
|7 hours 7 min ago||Kelly Baraka||
Was he a 5 star? I know he was highly sought after but not sure what his actual recruiting ranking was.
|7 hours 56 min ago||MSU||
I think you're just crying sour grapes by saying MSU was the 3rd best team last year. They beat both OSU and UM on the road. Yeah, it was a fluke play at the end of the UM game but the game is 60 minutes long, not 59 minutes and 50 seconds. Sure OSU laid an egg against MSU, but MSU was also without Cook when they went into Columbus.
|1 day 1 hour 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.
|1 day 1 hour 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
|1 day 1 hour 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.
|1 day 1 hour 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.
|1 day 6 hours 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?
|1 day 6 hours 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.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Playoff committee rankings||
don't start until mid/late October.
|2 days 46 min 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.
|2 days 1 hour 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.
|2 days 5 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.
|2 days 5 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.
|2 days 5 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.
|3 days 4 hours ago||Rolle||
Didn't he end up getting a Rhodes Scholarship?
|3 days 4 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.
|3 days 5 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.
|3 days 6 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.
|3 days 6 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.
|4 days 5 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 23 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.
|5 days 24 min 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.
|5 days 28 min 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.
|5 days 1 hour ago||He grew up||
|6 days 2 hours ago||UCLA bigs||
Looked pretty solid. Will be an interesting match up for UM'S bigs.
|6 days 21 hours ago||Jerry Hanlon||
Was a hell of an oline coach.
|1 week 42 min 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).