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|4 hours 41 min ago||Why on earth would the kicker||
Why on earth would the kicker matter? Unless you've got a dude who kicks so low he'd whack the shield guys in the head (which is really bad), both formations treat the kicker equally.
|5 hours 13 min ago||UTL I got the touchdown in 3||
UTL I got the touchdown in 3 plays, one of which was a huge coverage bust - not sure that's a great example, although it definitely worked. We're in agreement that wholesale uptempo is not critical, and that a two minute offense is a far cry from full-Oregon. It's a situational package that most teams can deploy. But still, I'd like us to have the ability to throw a changeup, which we seem to struggle with. We also had a big problem with tempo on defense against Indiana. I'd prefer we operate at a faster tempo not because it's intrinsically better, but because I suspect it's much easier to slow down when you can than speed up when you have to.
What's concerning is that uptempo offenses would appear to be here to stay. Even if we don't have one, we're going to face them. So far this staff has shown some cracks when it comes to effectively managing tempo. You say that every coaching decision has a reason. True, but not every reason is a good one, and I'm concerned that we're being forced into a choice, not because Hoke and Co. have weighed every option equally and decided slow is best, but rather because the staff/team either can't or cannot get comfortable with operating quickly.
|6 hours 41 min ago||I get what you're saying||
I get what you're saying about tempo and practice time. But my point was that, even if tempo is not a point of emphasis, every successful team can at least run a two minute drill. The fact that we can't, in year 4 of Hoke, is concerning. Yes, there is a path to success that leads through a more deliberate offensive tempo. But we don't seem to be very far along that path. Basically, the fact that we can't afford to go uptempo and need to continue to focus on execution says that we're behind the ball on execution, and that's bad.
|6 hours 50 min ago||Even in the "break the first||
Even in the "break the first wave" scenario, I'm not sure the benefit is clear for NFL punt. Yes, you have more second level guys, but the receiving team has more time to set up blocks and can set them farther upfield. That can lead to TDs as well.
|8 hours 53 min ago||People are LEARNING on the||
People are LEARNING on the internet? Those bastards!
|9 hours 3 min ago||So the lesson is that "zero||
So the lesson is that "zero correlation" cuts both ways. Doesn't it seem though that the best organized offenses have at least the ability to operate at multiple tempos, even if they tend to default to one speed? In the notoriously conservative NFL, it seems like just about everyone at least has a situational no huddle package, and many teams deploy that outside of two minute drills.
|9 hours 8 min ago||The Penn State 2013 game||
The Penn State 2013 game would like to have a word with you.
|9 hours 11 min ago||I don't think many people||
I don't think many people think it's a panacea, but I for one would be happier if they just stopped making horrible time management decisions late in games/halves.
|9 hours 14 min ago||But Nuss also shot down the||
But Nuss also shot down the idea that using up clock should be an end in itself - said you always need to stay aggressive.
|9 hours 30 min ago||Yes. The issue is not that we||
Yes. The issue is not that we don't run no huddle high tempo offense, it's that it appears we can't. The coaches themselves talk about a so called Nascar package, but in the scenarios where it seems obvious to deploy something like that, we derp it up (Miami end of half, Penn State last year, almost NW last year...)
|9 hours 36 min ago||Nussmeier himself rejected||
Nussmeier himself rejected the "controlling the clock" theory in the press conference - said that we want to dictate the tempo, but that if you find yourself saying "I need to hold on to the ball for this long on this possession", that's a bad thing.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Why bother to risk anything||
Why bother to risk anything when you can make an insane amount of money just skimming 5% off the top! regardless of outcome? Vegas is not in the gambling business, it's in the enabling business.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Was he really in a funk?||
Was he really in a funk? Everything he's missed was over 45 yards (no chip shot, especially in college) and one of them was due to patented DomerTurf.
|1 day 8 hours ago||The other issue is that the||
The other issue is that the "smart money", i.e. pro gamblers, often play larger bets. So they can have a disproportionate impact on the odds even though many more bets are on the "dumb money".
|2 days 17 hours ago||Ever had an ankle sprain?||
Ever had an ankle sprain? Typically that gets tape or a light splint - not something you'd even notice on Funchess in long pants. You can usually walk okay, but it's weeks before your ankle feels "right" - especially for anything high impact.
|3 days 1 hour ago||He's going to start selling||
He's going to start selling hard liquor at concessions next week. Trying to raise demand.
|3 days 2 hours ago||This is idiotic. He gets a||
This is idiotic. He gets a tipped pass picked off and a great throw ends in a fumble. He hasn't been perfect in this game but jeebus the calls for Shane are dumb.
|3 days 4 hours ago||Street clothes doesn't really||
Street clothes doesn't really bode well for being ready to play in a couple weeks.
|5 days 1 hour ago||Chesson seems to do pretty||
Chesson seems to do pretty well, when he's actually targeted. I don't think he's a superstar but he's not below average.
|5 days 1 hour ago||Colts 53 looks like he derped||
Colts 53 looks like he derped pretty bad too. If he takes the playside LB this still probably gains yards. Instead he takes the LB the play is going away from (and 74 is already releasing into that LB anyway).
|1 week 17 min ago||Clearly you've never tried my||
Clearly you've never tried my recipe for Guiness-braised leprechaun. The best part is the leprechaun comes pre-marinated.
|1 week 2 hours ago||Seriously. If we'd lost the||
Seriously. If we'd lost the game 3-0, would anyone be blaming the defense? Conversely, if we'd lost 42-56, wouldn't everyone be blaming the defense?
|1 week 4 hours ago||They actually did set the||
They actually did set the floor at the season ticket holder face value, I believe. So they will never get cheaper than about $70 apiece for the cheapest seats.
|1 week 23 hours ago||The question he was asked had||
The question he was asked had nothing to do with supporting the players. At best, his response was a non sequitur. Given that the subtext of the question was basically "people are worried that this team is not improving". That sounds like a criticism of coaching - for Hoke to connect that criticism to "true fandom" and lack of support for the players... I don't think my interpretation is unreasonable.
|1 week 1 day ago||The problem isn't so much||
The problem isn't so much what he said, as why he said it. Basically the question was "what do you have to say to people that are concerned that the same issues we saw last year are happening again?" To respond to that by questioning people's fandom is the height of deflection. He's basically saying "anyone who dares question my performance is a bad fan who doesn't support the players. " that's not the attitude of someone who practices the accountability he preaches.
|2 weeks 23 hours ago||Technically, Morgan was||
Technically, Morgan was announced as a starter. So Brian might get away on that last clause. But it's pretty weak sauce. Suck a couple wedges for being wrong about Bolden, even if you were right about Morgan.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Thank you! I thought I was||
Thank you! I thought I was taking crazy pills, with everyone criticizing Nuss for that. Pretty sure that play was a check by Gardner.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Just wanted to say thanks to||
Just wanted to say thanks to everyone for the replies. I've got family coming in on a variety of long trips for this so it's good to hear the guarantee is pretty solid.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Maybe people wouldn't get||
Maybe people wouldn't get quite so trashed at tailgates if they knew they could grab a beer at the stadium? As others have mentioned, I think the sorts of people who would be drunk assholes are already being drunk assholes at the game. The marginal increase in assholes would be small, and the revenue would be huge. Better than raising ticket prices or adding more ads.
|4 weeks 7 hours ago||I'm guessing most truly||
I'm guessing most truly successful marketing experts don't ignore the fact that their most loyal customers dislike the direction of the brand. I thought every marketer learned that with New Coke. Maybe he's doing great "by the book" branding, but that's sort of the problem - Michigan is unique and many of the most loyal fans don't feel that his new direction for the Michigan brand reflects that. You can't market Michigan the same way you market a shoe brand or a minor league baseball team.
More than anything else, what bugs me about Brandon is that he's always shocked, SHOCKED, I tell you, when fans get grumpy about stuff like seat cushions, skywriting, no band in Texas, and giant noodles. Seems to suggest he's either just arrogant as hell, or a "genius" at creating a generic brand with no sense of how to manage/refresh an already unique and successful one.