This is maaaaybe premature there, ESPN. Maryland #1 FWIW.
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|12 weeks 10 hours ago||We have the same claim on||
We have the same claim on Stanford too though: Northwestern. And unless Stanford demolishes Utah, I daresay our win would be more impressive.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Same here. EVERYONE knew that||
Same here. EVERYONE knew that Indiana would keep running until Michigan showed that it could do anything about it. Why weren't we selling out on the run and stuffing the box more? If they then beat us in the air, fine, but our secondary is lights out - make them have to fight for it on our terms.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Obviously you don't want to||
Obviously you don't want to give up the deep balls, but it's not like the coach decided to do that. As for the 4th downs, I think they were all the right call, and on balance worked out for Indiana.
Indiana was a hair's breadth from a major upset victory. I'd say the coach did quite well.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Interesting question||
If it's 1st and 10 from the 20, I think it's better to get 7 than 10. The odds of scoring a TD wtih 2nd and 3 from the 13 are probably better than 1st and goal from the 10. It means you have as many as 5 shots to get 13 yards instead of 3 to get 10 (or 7/4 if you're in a situation that warrants going for it on 4th.)
If it's 2nd and 10 from the 20? Give me the first down. Don't wan to have to face 3rd down, even if it's only for 3 (if you're in a 4 down situation, maaaaybe it's better, since now you have 2 shots to get 3+, but I 'm dubious.)
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Exactly||
Came here to say exactly this, but you beat me to it.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Disregard, deleted my||
Disregard, deleted my original post since I think I misinterpreted the scenario.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||They might have been||
They might have been reviewing the rulebook, to see if the play was reviewable :)
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Um no. People who||
Um no. People who teach/taught at a school are not alumni unless they also happened to graduate there.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||And it still looks like M got||
And it still looks like M got run over.
...by a motorcycle.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||No worries||
With Lewis, I'm not worried about any WR no matter how good unless they also have a Connor Cook in at QB to hit those impossibly tight windows.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||He practices every week to||
He practices every week to prepare for a possible start. That's what backups do, they have to be ready to step in in case the starter gets injured, sick, arrested, whatever. So I don't see how one more week is going to make much difference.
That said if Rudock isn't completely recovered yet, I'm OK with Speight starting.
|42 weeks 5 days ago||Woodson is off the charts||
Yet again, Charles Woodson is off the charts (literally - that chart only goes to 16 years.)
And 17 years in the NFL is crazy enough, but 17 years and not a QB? Craaaazy.
|51 weeks 4 days ago||You can be both||
Skeptical and hopeful aren't contradictory. You can think something's not likely to happen, but still hope that it does.
|1 year 1 week ago||Well, if he had presence of||
Well, if he had presence of mind to know that the ball was still live, he could have easily deflected the ball away without having to hit the receiver.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Well according to his wife in||
Well according to his wife in that radio interview, Jim refused to wear anything else because he refused to change anything mid-course. So it might be just a game day thing. Or now that he's starting a new chapter, he's allowing other changes as well (though I'm sure many would be horribly disappointed if that were the case.)
|1 year 4 weeks ago||That's Mr. Robaughto to you,||
That's Mr. Robaughto to you, good sir.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||People like Harbaugh tend to||
People like Harbaugh tend to be crazily driven - if he feels like he's accomplished what there is to accomplish here, he may feel the need to tackle new challenges (i.e. back to the NFL.) Personally I wouldn't mind that happening since it'll probably only happen on the back of 2 - 3 national championships.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Well sure, identifying the||
Well sure, identifying the guy you want was dead simple in this case. But actually getting him is quite another matter (particularly in context of the general consensus at the time which was that it would be a hard sell; though who knows, Harbaugh might have come regardless now that Brandon was gone.)
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Didn't Brian report on it? If||
Didn't Brian report on it? If so it must have come from a source in the M camp.
If it was intentionally leaked, it was a shrewd move; primes the field with the "Michigan is serious" meme, and might dissuade NFL teams who didn't want to have to beat it from pursuing Harbaugh. That migth be overthinking it though.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||That caught my ear too.||
That caught my ear too. Pretty sure he said "I". Of course he is the AD for the interdeterminate future, so I think that's a proper manner of speaking even if he doesn't plan on actually being around. Really though, at this point do you think anyone would mind? He did such a bang-up job on the coaching search I think the posistion is his to keep, provided he actually wants it of course.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Apparently mgoblue.com is so||
Apparently mgoblue.com is so excited about this announcement they have the audio feed repeating everything 2-3 times
|1 year 6 weeks ago||One year does not a baseline||
One year does not a baseline make. Even if you take only the recent wandering-in-the-wilderness years post 2007, the average is still not as bad as your 5-7 "baseline."
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Well one might argue that||
Well one might argue that having him look less sexy in the eyes of potential NFL suitors would be a good thing. Not that I personally think that really makes any difference.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Of course that will be the||
Of course that will be the expectation, but quick turnarounds are a lot easier to achieve in college, at least amonst "elite" schools - you can bring the (hitherto wasted) institutional advantages to bear, which effectively means you're competing against a lot less teams; players are more malleable, as the are still early in their formulative years; and of course a team 3 years from now will bear almost no resemblance to the current team, simply from graduation and recruiting turnover.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Not loved yet||
I don't think the question of whether he will be "still loved" is quite right - he's (desperately) wanted, which is a bit different from loved. If he comes and is successful here, then he will be loved.
That said I doubt if most of us would begrudge him if he turns the offer down and decides he'd rather stay in the NFL. Provided he doesn't pull a dick move like stringing M along first, which I don't see him doing.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||My biggest dislike of Hoke||
My biggest dislike of Hoke isn't that he didn't win enough games; it's that he completely failed to develop players. Sure, that is very much related to the failure to win games, but goes deeper than the numbers that are written down on record sheets. In particular I really feel badly for players like Gardner, who with better coaching had all the promise of a NFL career. Not saying that Hoke didn't help a lot of kids keep to the right path (the majority of whom were never going to sniff the NFL anyway,) but he also submarined those that had a chance.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||I don't think it's it's that they don't like him.||
Probably because people realized it's a pipe dream. And if you're going to dream, you might as well dream about the guy that actually has some chance of happeneing.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Oh please||
History and Tradition and the Magnitude of the Program, with caps, is precisely the bullshit arrogance that sunk Rich Rod. Meyer doesn't have that problem with OSU because OSU, like most places, doesn't give two shits as long as you bring home the bacon. Of course M too would have overlooked much of RR's failure to kowtow to sacred cows had he won from the get go, but that was doomed by the team he inherited, as exemplified by Threetsheridammit, and the AD's stingyness with coordinator money.
Not that RR could do no wrong, of course, but I think he would have been quite successful at just about any other "Great Ship" school, and given his renewed success it's probably only a matter a time before he prooves that right.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Hate to break it to you, but...||
38th nationally in recruiting is not a positive. 38th means you're below all of the schools with a pulse, and only above a gaggle of power conference bottom-dwellers and mid majors without national profiles. 38th in recruiting is decidedly negative.
That said, it not unexpectedly bad given the performance of this team, the concussion controversy, and the imminent departure of the HC. A prompt and good hire (knock on wood) will inject optimism for the future and should be able to salvage at least some of the recruiting class.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||That explains a lot||
So our road gameplan up until now included turning the ball over?