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|14 hours 43 min ago||what prospects from illinois?||
what prospects from illinois? just curious
|1 day 16 hours ago||are you implying that dillon||
are you implying that dillon and henry have similar games? or just turned in similar performances at combine type events? bc theres a big difference bw testing and tape. dillon is a nice prospect, appears to have posted solid #s and the coaches obviously like him - but henry broke florida records and just won the heisman on the way to the pros
|3 days 11 hours ago||yeah, its smart, technically||
yeah, its smart, technically he did coach most of those dudes. though im guessing chuck pagano (who im pretty sure recruited ed reed and others to the u) and a handful of other coaches would find that graphic amusing
|3 days 16 hours ago||yeah its all about||
yeah its all about maintaining contact, building relationships and then getting these out of region 5 star types on campus for officials. m wont land him this week and he likely ends up signing elsewhere this winter but theres always a chance
|3 days 17 hours ago||haha yeah sure||
haha yeah sure
|6 days 17 hours ago||what a beast. henry likely||
what a beast. henry likely wont be on the same level in the pros as its obviously a different game with different athletes - but that dude was some college back.
that gif is hilarious - calhoun, an all american DE, looks like a safety on that failed tackle (maybe he shouldve went low!)
|1 week 1 day ago||yeah castillo is great, hes||
yeah castillo is great, hes one of the games better OL coaches and his players love him. harbaugh mustve liked what he saw duing their time in philly and made sure to grab him. castillo offers some great info like significance of remaining square, re-squaring, sinking hips, etc and some finer points like re-punching or always keeping 1 foot on the turf.
im always impressed when coaches can instruct on a variety of levels and leave their audience informed and confident bc its not the easiest task. it takes special coaches to be able to interact with 9 yr olds, 19 yr olds, 29 yr olds, 59 yr olds, etc across different levels of players / coaches and relay instruction and finer points in a manner that truly hits home for all involved.
also really liked austin's comments re practice:
"Practice with speed, purporse, and precision. Be competitive but not combative. Game standards in practice. Fight and you are out. Bitch and you sit."
i always respected and enjoyed playing under coaches with that type attitude
|1 week 1 day ago||"you cannot make an argument||
"you cannot make an argument that he got fired late and got more time than he deserved"
they shouldve moved on as soon as it became obvious he wasnt "the guy" to consistently beat his rivals and lift m back into championship contention.
most believe that became clear fairly early, especially considering his paycheck, resources on hand, all the cash and whatnot at stake, etc - and the expectation is for the position right?
hoke did not walk into a perfect situation and he did ok (and mightve done better given more time) - he won his first bowl game, he brought in some talent, seemed like a nice dude who the players respected, etc, but he was overmatched and failed in some key areas. a nice dude and a solid DL coach but he shouldnt have been fired for such a gig in the first place.
if you honestly cant entertain argument that he got fired too late and got more time than earned then you must be the type to smile and whistle while waiting on hold with verizon (insert other conglomerate) and dealing with automated bs for hours
|1 week 2 days ago||wait, taking a shot at soccer||
wait, taking a shot at soccer players / fans doesnt make one homophobic? how about sexist? racist?
people lacking sense of humor or constantly looking to take offense are the best. i guess someone must be chief of speech police though
|1 week 3 days ago||they could really use dawson||
they could really use dawson this year if hes capable - unfortunately i havent seen any evidence to this point indicating he can handle 1st team reps. hopefully im wrong or he somehow pulls it together this offseason. but usually not a good sign when guys have not risen to the occasion by year 4.
another year of injury-free ball at OL would be huge bc the depth just isnt there. hopefully bredeson catches on quick and can take it from the meeting room to the grass as a frosh bc hell almost certainly see time
|1 week 3 days ago||id guess holmes or ginn but||
id guess holmes or ginn but not sure
|1 week 6 days ago||Not sure where the staff||
Not sure where the staff places Clark on their board other than they obviously like his game but rate at least a handful of other OT's higher than Clark. Pretty sure I saw that Rutgers also offered his OG buddy / hs teammate while most other programs did not so maybe that factored in as well
|1 week 6 days ago||thatd be interesting - the||
thatd be interesting - the alums may struggle to overcome their average 0.5 total joints per player!
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||maybe hes a secondary||
maybe hes a secondary option.
after the OT / OL situation last year, im sure the coaches are building relationships with some players further down their board so they have options in case their top targets elect to sign elsewhere (not that they needed the delance, hamilton, etc situation to put in perspective).
or maybe the staff offered now bc they love his game, view him as integral to their plans and would accept his commitment right now - though id guess he falls further down their board given his tape and other available options
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||injuries? pounding the||
injuries? pounding the pavement isnt good for you?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||fingers crossed they dont||
fingers crossed they dont find a young star to step in and put up 1500 yards. that O is a terror when urban has decent players at QB and RB, forget about future pros across the board. hyde and elliott were tough to handle - i want the best players playing in the game but id be ok if osu didnt have another future pro carrying it 25 times vs m
|2 weeks 3 days ago||100% accurate||
|2 weeks 4 days ago||the mighty max weinberg has||
the mighty max weinberg has nothing on jimbo
|2 weeks 5 days ago||only 4 OL? its obviously way||
only 4 OL?
its obviously way too early guess list but i certainly hope they find at least 5-6 guys they feel comfortable with at OL this class bc they need bodies (and talented bodies to boot). DL #s look ok though
|2 weeks 5 days ago||interesting story. welcome.||
interesting story. welcome. you no doubt jumped in at the right time!
and good for you on the career path. im friendly with quite a few cops, mostly in and around philly. its a tough but noble profession - trying to make your neightborhood a safer, cleaner place can be difficult (as im sure you well know), especially given the recent national climate. im gonna guess youre not in the 10% that direspect the badge and give the other 90% of solid cops a bad name. nothing political here - i just appreciate good police (and good EMT, fire, teachers, etc).
more importantly - im not as old as you but when i reach that age im hopeful ill find a hobby and have enough passion to jump in with both feet like you have with m football!
|2 weeks 6 days ago||yeah i get your point - but||
yeah i get your point - but theres obviously a huge difference bw doughy, less developed 300 lb high school prospects and grown men whove put in work and sweat to transform their frames into game-ready 300 lbs.
not busting chops bc i get what youre saying, just pointing out that only so many prospects (particularly OL / DL) show up like laremy tunsil or cam robinson (or ben braden, etc) ready to ball and truly compete physically as 17-18 yr olds.
even a rare dude like mason cole, who proved he was ready at 18, has most likely overhauled his body over several years and still has room to develop. just one of many reasons why its so difficult to eval teenage prospects and project several years down the line
|2 weeks 6 days ago||but that sounds too logical||
but that sounds too logical
|3 weeks 9 hours ago||leach needs somewhere to find||
leach needs somewhere to find 7 WRs per recruiting class!
agreed, harbaugh is smart to let his peers and others argue the issue for now - you know harbaugh has plenty of logic locked and loaded though
|3 weeks 5 days ago||somewhat concerning that||
somewhat concerning that dunaways entire junior highlight film is only like 3 mins long - if i viewed the correct film, he only showed maybe a dozen plays blocking and another dozen receiving. not exactly a wealth of tape for a big time junior prospect.
i trust harbaughs vision and coaching ability and im not knocking anyone, just pointing out theres not much on tape. i recall reading he played very little as a soph - was dunaway injured for part of his junior year?
|3 weeks 5 days ago||mr speight? harbaugh is not||
harbaugh is not even remotely the same dude and same outstanding coach if he thinks along those lines.
he obviously has a grand vision and understands the need to project his roster and ponder future strengths / weaknesses, depth chart holes or concerns, etc, but harbaugh does so with the mindset that his squad needs to win the day and do whatever it takes to win the next game.
hes obviously a fierce competitor and the mentality and method you suggest does not jive with the man. i like speight, i think hes a sharp, tough kid that knows how to lead but were not talking about cam newtown or some phenom waiting in the wings
|3 weeks 5 days ago||agreed on most points. but||
agreed on most points. but removing pre-1950 stats, wins, championships, etc paints a more relevant, more modern and less dominant picture. history is great and m has plenty of it but harbaugh understands better than most that only the next game matters in the march to championships
|3 weeks 5 days ago||not that i disagree with all||
not that i disagree with all your comments but just wanted to point out that lines are intended to draw equal money on both sides. point spreads often play out as accurate and theyre certainly a nice benchmark but they function to balance books. vegas lines vs rankings is not exactly scientific. not busting chops (i actually agree m losing was an upset), just commenting that point spreads arent always the ultimate indicator (though theyre often accurate).
and youre right, theyll likely be favored again next year and need that w
|3 weeks 5 days ago||yeah lets go with "hip" not||
yeah lets go with "hip" not "hipster"
|3 weeks 5 days ago||forgot about joe alexander,||
forgot about joe alexander, that dude was a beast his final year at wvu (though not exactly the greatest nba game). i remember watching alexander light up uconn for like 35 in the big east at msg
|3 weeks 6 days ago||apparently he reminds one of||
apparently he reminds one of the scouting sites of samaje perine from ou which is hilarious bc that dudes like 240-245 lbs now and likely weigned no less than 225 as a recruit