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|4 days 20 hours ago||Then what non-clunky phrase||
Then what non-clunky phrase do you use to signify "that thing over there is really different from the average thing, not just a little bit, and I mean that in a good way"?
|4 days 23 hours ago||"Personal" and "very" both||
"Personal" and "very" both add value to the statement. As you say yourself, there are many kinds of opinion - professional, personal, official, on/off the record, "my opinion as a ..." and so on. Adding "personal" adds clarity when someone might otherwise be assumed to be speaking in an official capacity.
And yes, I get that "unique" technically means "one of a kind". However adding the qualifier "very" adds the meaning "significantly far from the norm". A yellow golf ball in a pile of white golf balls is unique. A football in the pile is "very unique".
Sure, "very unusual" is probably more precisely correct (there's another binary with a useful qualifier!) but "unusual" tends to carry a mildly negative connotation while "unique" tends to be positive.
So in my personal opinion, you are a very uniquely aggravating pedant.
|5 days 8 hours ago||Yes, clearly he's been||
Yes, clearly he's been lurking for five years in anticipation of unleashing hell on an early morning thread about the coaching search after the coaching search we all expected in 2009. It's obvious!
|1 week 6 days ago||Omameh was pulling under Hoke||
Omameh was pulling under Hoke in 2011 and 2012. Under RR we mostly learned that he loves crushing ND linebackers.
|1 week 6 days ago||He's dealt with some major||
He's dealt with some major roster holes due to late Neuheisel / transition recruiting. Much has been made of how his OL last year was even younger than M's. This is probably his bottom-out year for senior talent, assuming Hundley can be replaced. Like Hoke, he was dealt some serious youth issues, but has been more successful in a tougher conference.
|1 week 6 days ago||How the hell is Bob Stoops||
How the hell is Bob Stoops more likely to leave Oklahoma than Mora is to leave UCLA? Stoops is more established at a marquee school in the Big 12 that can match any Michigan offer. Yeah the fans grumble at him when he loses to the Cowboys, but anyone sane checks the alternatives and says, nope, let's keep this guy as long as he'll stay.
There are a disturbing number of people who seem to think Mora/Miles/Mullen/etc. are non-starters because of non-availability, but then propose Bob Stoops. I feel like I'm taking crazy pills.
|2 weeks 58 min ago||Why does everyone like a 6||
Why does everyone like a 6 team playoff? Is it just because that would have worked nice this year? It won't every year. That's such a weird number, and gives way too big an advantage to the top two teams. Deciphering between 2nd and 3rd seems like a beauty contest almost every year. Just go to 8, and make everyone play the first round. Or keep it at 4 and deal with the beauty contest controversy. 6 teams is the worst of both worlds.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Everyone but FSU "controlled||
Everyone but FSU "controlled their destiny" equally by winning all but one game.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||How many head coaches do you||
How many head coaches do you think actually support gay marriage? Serious question. They seem a rather conservative bunch overall.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Outside of those wins against||
Outside of those wins against OU, Miles only beat one ranked team while at OSU. According to the OP in another thread, without a 4th and 5th best win, a coach can't possibly be a good candidate.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Also, his rankings are||
Also, his rankings are propped up by large class sizes. The average ranking of recruits is not very good.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Stoops is a pipe dream. Might||
Stoops is a pipe dream. Might as well say Gruden. Miles is a more proven coach than Mullen, no doubt. It's hard to say right now if he's a better coach than Mullen. Miles went 28-21 in 4 seasons at Oklahoma State, a reasonable comparison to Mississippi State. He definitely improved them but never made them a national contender. And it was a few years after Miles left before Gundy made OSU notably better than that. He's obviously done a great job at LSU, but it's not fair to compare LSU to MSU.
The downside of Miles is his age (he's signed through 2019 for what that's worth I guess) and the fact that he's shadier than Mullen. The other thing is I think Miles' "Michigan Man" cred is a downside, because he's cleary a divisive personality within the old guard. A true outsider might be preferable to a guy actively hated by some of the old factions.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Honestly I read it (and||
Honestly I read it (and thought it was intended) to say more about Brian's mom, and the segment of Michigan fandom she represents, then it did about Rita. There was an unfortunate streak in the fanbase that never got over thinking of RR and his family as backwoods hicks, unsuited for the refined airs of Ann Ahhhhbor.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Hoke didn't forget anything,||
Hoke didn't forget anything, but maybe he never knew how to get an offense (or at least the kind of offense he wanted Michigan to run) to perform up to its potential.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I still worry that Funk takes||
I still worry that Funk takes too long to get from "raw high schooler" to "reasonably competent", even if he's really good at higher level stuff. Maybe he's not a great teacher of the rawest basics but a great honer of guys who are mostly there.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||That seems like an||
That seems like an interesting addition. Hoke's teams since 2012 have been unusually young on offense but more experienced than their age would imply. That probably means something. Thanks for the data!
|2 weeks 4 days ago||So Hoke's teams have||
So Hoke's teams have definitely gotten younger, but then they aren't really "young" overall relative to a lot of late Carr teams. Are we being misled by looking at experience instead of class year? Obviously starts are important, but the 20th start of a guy who apprenticed behind a star for 2 years is probably worth more than the 20th start of a guy forced into action because no one else was available.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I think the concern is that||
I think the concern is that he'd basically be Pelini in the B1G - consistently beating the teams he should, but losing regularly to top compeition. 9-3 every year might be less desirable than going 7-5/8-4 occasionally but also winning conference titles every few years. Then again, the latter statement looks more like Miles' record.
The better question is whether Les wants a rebuilding project at this point in his career, and whether he can translate his SEC success to the B1G without being disagreeably shady.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||There are two problems with||
There are two problems with NFL coordinators:
1) The really good ones want to be NFL head coaches, and there are usually enough job openings in the NFL to make this a realistic goal.
2) They tend to have the same lack of HC experience that college coordinators do, PLUS they lack familiarity with recruiting. The personnel management is much different, and a bigger leap for an NFL guy.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||But we already know which||
But we already know which team is better - they played each other! How can the head-to-head result (and a conference championship!) be less important than the ranking of a loss? If Michigan had hung on to win against Ohio, would that make MSU the best B1G team?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I still can't make sense of a||
I still can't make sense of a conference champion being behind a team they beat in the same conference, with the same overall record. Baylor has to jump TCU if they win this week, right?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Actually the problem is that||
Actually the problem is that his 100%, which is no doubt gave, is only worth 50% of a Dantonio.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Except for Frank Clark, and||
Except for Frank Clark, and the guys that didn't make it to their senior year (York, Stonum).
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks Brady, for helping me||
Thanks Brady, for helping me realize that football isn't that important in the scheme of things.
|3 weeks 2 hours ago||"I don't care what the stats||
"I don't care what the stats say". There's your problem. Well, that, and that you missed the point of Brian's argument. The indisputable fact of the matter is that under Rich Rod, Michigan went farther each time they carried the ball. So if what you liked about Carr was grinding out yards on the ground, RR's spread is like that but better.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Barrett has thrown 10||
Barrett has thrown 10 interceptions this year, including 3 against va tech.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Huh? QB coaching is all about||
Huh? QB coaching is all about mechanics and consistency, because that's how you throw accurately. And Barrett didn't look like a sniper today - Gardner has had highly accurate games as well (ND last year).
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Can we put the "running QBs||
Can we put the "running QBs get hurt more" thing to bed when Barrett got hurt behind the LOS on a pass play?
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Giving up the first down is||
Giving up the first down is on Ryan. Giving up the other 40 yards is on both safeties biting hard on the play action in the other direction.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||He was our second string slot||
He was our second string slot and both Funchess and Norfleet were hurt at various times?