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|2 hours 55 min ago||Arm strength usually is an||
Arm strength usually is an asset. It takes time to learn to take some heat off the ball. I'd bet in the beginning, it's a bit awkward throwing differently like that. Think of the Tigers basically losing the (2006?) World Series on a couple gimme throws because they thought about making it TOO easy it seemed. I really don't think Morris' problem is that he's too arrogant to dial it back.
I don't have faith in any particular guy, but you'd think with all the options they have, the winner will be serviceable.
Also, some are talking about Speight being Harbaugh's guy, but just from what people say, Malzone seems more like the "gamer" who makes plays that Harbaugh wants. Also, Harbaugh isn't looking for Denard speed at the QB position, but he still likes mobility back there. Does Speight have any?
|12 hours 33 min ago||lol yeah, that was odd. Sofia||
lol yeah, that was odd. Sofia Vergara is my punishment? Well, rules are rules...
|12 hours 35 min ago||He'll be here all week ladies||
He'll be here all week ladies and gentlemen.
|21 hours 35 min ago||She did say she has as much||
She did say she has as much sex as possible leading up to a fight.
|21 hours 36 min ago||I'll take 2 mil for a few||
I'll take 2 mil for a few months of work.
|1 day 2 hours ago||114th here we come!||
114th here we come!
|1 day 14 hours ago||Not only is it atrocious what they said, but it's||
Not only is it atrocious what they said, but it's amazing how dumb those guys are. Saying that stuff with your job and photo available for anyone to see. I expected a bunch of guys making single comments. Can't believe how they just kept at it.
|1 day 19 hours ago||It isn't more basketball. If they scrapped the||
It isn't more basketball. If they scrapped the tourney, we'd get a couple more regular conference games, which would be especially welcome with our now bloated conference.
|1 day 20 hours ago||I'm in favor of keeping it out. I've occasionally||
I'm in favor of keeping it out. I've occasionally ruined a game because I reflexively hit mgoblog on my bookmark toolbar.g
Having said that, I have the mgoblog android app and check the site on my pc easily without having notifications. It really doesn't make mgoblog difficult to reach...
|2 days 14 hours ago||"Of course some S&C coaches||
"Of course some S&C coaches are significantly better than others." Given what evidence? What S&C coach can you point to making a material difference over another?
I talked about it in my post. Running an entire football program is a massive endeavor with a lot of things that can go wrong. A lot of that also involves staying up on the latest trends, being a master tactician, being a great recruiter, just plain luck, etc. Yes, fine details may make a small difference, but S&C isn't nearly as complex. Plenty of average dudes get strong and fast just following a decent routine on a weightlifting website. Probably the most useful aspect of an S&C coach isn't actually having some great wealth of knowledge but making an exercise and diet plan that makes it easy for players to stick to it and to make sure they follow through with it. A lot of people want to think there's some magic formula that's some shortcut to getting big in the gym, and there's not.
"Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but nobody wants to lift no heavy ass weights." - Ronnie Coleman
|2 days 23 hours ago||On the umhoops recap, he did||
On the umhoops recap, he did address benching them. He said it's a moot point because "in the last couple of minutes, you don’t care which way it’s going to go." That seems...odd. Closing out the half is usually seen as something pretty important. I don't get why the end of the half doesn't matter.
|3 days 14 min ago||I don't follow recruiting||
I don't follow recruiting much. Why isn't he just taking an official? Has he used them all up already?
|3 days 18 min ago||That hypertrophy bit is||
That hypertrophy bit is totally irrelevant though. That's talking about beginners. Guys a couple years into college football programs are definitely not beginners. Even coming out of high school they aren't total beginners.
|3 days 2 hours ago||"Home home"||
|3 days 2 hours ago||Of course they've improved.||
Of course they've improved. Everyone's older and still training. We got pushed around on the line with a bunch of underclassmen? Wow. Who would have expected that?
|3 days 2 hours ago||Yeah, with all of our||
Yeah, with all of our returning experience it's hard not to be really optimistic about this year. It would seem with all the competition at QB and Harbs teaching them, the winner has to be at least decent.
|3 days 2 hours ago||That was basically my post in||
That was basically my post in one sentence lol.
|3 days 2 hours ago||Of course there could be||
Of course there could be someone employed who is bad, but how is someone who doesn't know about weightlifting going to get a job at a major college program? Yeah, sure if the team just jumped rope 5 minutes a day, no one would make games. Therefore, what? Wellman is a terrible S&C coach? Wellman was doing exactly the thing you're talking about with Tolbert.
We've had this dumb debate with every new S&C coach. The new guy is a weightlifting God/genius (one isn't enough), and the old guy didn't know anything. That has happened with Barwis and Wellman and now with Tolbert.
Again, it's not that having a good S&C coach isn't important, it's that anyone at this level is going to be good. Also, there's no real secret to weightlifting. Yes, there are a lot of things you can tweak and optimize and all that, but if you've got a an S&C coach worth a damn, he's going to have 98% of what you need. Football changes because of philosophy and rules and a bunch of other stuff, so having a coach who hasn't fallen behind in the game is important, but our bodies are still the same. It's not like some coach is going to come in and do, I don't know, pyramid training, and all of a sudden the team is twice as strong and fast as any other in the nation.
Whatever difference there is between S&C coaches is made totally insignificant in how the players are taught the actual game, recruiting, time management in games, etc.
|3 days 3 hours ago||The problem is what coach doesn't have that 2 foul||
The problem is what coach doesn't have that 2 foul policy?
Has there ever been an mgoquestion at a presser asked about it? It's naive to think he would change because of that but it's so maddening. It was maddening even when NC did the same against Duke when they last played. Nc took out their best player with four fouls for a good chunk of the second half.
|3 days 20 hours ago||Well, assuming everything||
Well, assuming everything else would have stayed the same with players leaving and getting injured, they still would have been nowhere near great, but they definitely would be much better and it would have been a lot of fun seeing him make that play for us instead of OKC.
|4 days 4 hours ago||Well, usually logos don't||
Well, usually logos don't work because they're not letters...
I don't think we should wear them all the time, but they're not that bad. And more importantly, they're authentic. They're actual throwbacks. Some NFL teams have horrific throwback jerseys, but for one game out of the year, I think it's cool.
The '89 throwbacks haven't been a regular thing, have they? We should definitely wear them once a year.
|5 days 25 min ago||10. has to be Ames, Iowa||
10. has to be Ames, Iowa methinks.
|5 days 31 min ago||The reason your post sucks is||
The reason your post sucks is that it hardly says anything. I didn't even know if it was basketball or hockey before looking at the comments.
|5 days 1 hour ago||I perceived this practice through ESP. That's how||
I perceived this practice through ESP. That's how good Harbaugh is
|5 days 1 hour ago||Seriously. How backwards can the NCAA||
Seriously. How backwards can the NCAA get?
|5 days 5 hours ago||Speaking of teacher connections, one of my high||
Speaking of teacher connections, one of my high school English teachers graduated with Madonna. Easy to forget the age of celebrities, but it's weird seeing Madonna the sex symbol and then her classmate, a gray-haired woman well into middle age. Amazing what you can do with botox, photoshopping, and an army of people whose job is to make you look good.
|5 days 5 hours ago||Yeah. You're just not at intellectual of, say, a||
Yeah. You're just not at intellectual of, say, a Matt Millen. Sorry.
|5 days 17 hours ago||And Oklahoma.Does "top||
Does "top suitor" mean most attractive school?
Is South Carolina really a top suitor in Texas? I'd take out about half of the SEC and substitute A&M, Baylor, and TCU. Baylor and TCU aren't historically good (though TCU might have been pretty good before IIRC), but they're good now with good facilities and they're in-state.
Stewart Mandel occasionally ranks programs in tiers too. This is what he did in 2012: http://www.si.com/more-sports/2012/07/11/kings-barons-knights-peasants-m...
He has 13 teams in the top tier and Michigan is in it. Hard to argue with it.
|5 days 22 hours ago||How dare he. What does he||
How dare he. What does he ever even contribute to this blog?
|6 days 15 min ago||We'll see. Harbaugh did seem||
We'll see. Harbaugh did seem to have Oregon's number when he was at Stanford. However, I wouldn't bet on Harbaugh doing what Carr did to Cooper (or Tressel to Carr). I'll be happy with a .500 record or better against Meyer over the next 10 years, assuming he's there that long.