I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|6 hours 15 min ago||I'm fine with most of your arguments||
but I believe the payout doesn't matter because all the BIG teams split the bowl revenue evenly.
Also, don't like the more likely to win argument. Bowl games are way more exciting against good teams than bad teams, and a win against a good team would mean a lot more. I'd like to see what this team does with 15 practices and a chance to get Gardner healthy. KSU is ok, but It would have been great to get matched up against a better team.
|3 days 39 min ago||Wargames?||
Isn't this (tic tac to against itslef) the way they shut down the computer? I imagine this is the "nuclear option" and would destroy the site.
|3 days 43 min ago||I like my Avatar||
(thanks Shredder) I don't think its bad to have one, as I think it ads to someones personality and makes them more reconizable, but then, your profile is now more reconizable, so I guess tread lighter.
I am really glad M-Wolverine is gone. Thanks for this. A slow clap is appropriate.
|3 days 5 hours ago||Naked Mile||
It was hard to watch that get taken down. It went so quickly from everyone (cops) being very cool about it in my freshman and sophomore years, to completely shut down by my 5th year. Spring game means the end is near as well. I always thought it was weird when students would leave the day of their last exam. I always liked being at college for a few days with no responsibility after my last exam, but campus was pretty empty by then.
|4 days 5 hours ago||Does he come back on the inside or outside?||
If he wasn't beat out, does that mean he will most likely stay inside, or is he still expected to slide out. Glad that whatever it was got sorted out.
|4 days 5 hours ago||Dileo Runs||
Dileo also ran for some first downs. I think his sixe was an advantage here, because he could easily get lost in the scuffle and was nimble enough to get through or around the defense. I'd take another Dileo-Gibbons type holder/kicker duo anytime.
|5 days 5 hours ago||Sure Tim||
Some "magical" life that doesn't determine my happiness/ self worth on a sport/ activity I have no control over.
Although, I have heard of this place called "Outdoors". Not sure if anyone has been there, but I've heard it's gotten ok reviews. Biggest complaints are that it's full of people that you have to talk face to face with. Yeash, could you imagine?
|1 week 6 days ago||Where did he make a personal attack here?||
Nothing in his response to you was personal nor some idiotic name calling.
We get it, you don't like the blog and don't like Brian for banning a poster. The fact that you come here only to complain about the blog and how horrible and draconian it is, while not being banned, seems to go against your argument.
|1 week 6 days ago||Why don't you ask Brian||
if he'd say the same to Brandon and Hoke (the people he is calling out)? I am sure he would absolutely do so if given the opportunity.
|1 week 6 days ago||"comparison is sound"||
|2 weeks 20 min ago||Peppers is Fast||
I am sure this is a suprise to all.
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||I enjoy your optimism||
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||'"I like you||
just the way you are. You are special just by being you. "
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I only saw the False Start||
(think it was a guard). What was the illeagal shift?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I was jealous||
of the student section switch when Tommy A came to town. My days as a student were between 98-03. The student section was nowhere near the court. The one time I sat in the lower bowl alumni section was with a family friend and we had plenty of space (and were right behind Tractor Traylor RIP).
We also tried a Blue Out against MSU in 03, that did not due anything, so I also agree that the Maize Rage has made the look of the stadiums better. Hard for me to complain about current conditions when I know how far basketball facilities, student participation and seating, and basketball play has come.
It's amazing how quickly expectations change, as now a tournament bid is no big deal, and the student seating right on the court is not big enough.
|3 weeks 1 hour ago||When he calls PA||
I imagine him similar to a child playing hide and seek, giggling madly about their clever hiding place under a rug. Perhaps Mattison (as all good parents do), pretends not to be able to find him under the rug during practice (by allowing the PA to "trick the D") to boost the O's confidence.
|3 weeks 1 hour ago||I didn't like the play||
because we have done nothing out of it the whole game and weeks before it. I loved the call to go for it, but could not understand why they did not come out in a shotgun set with Funchess, Dileo, Butt, and Gallon spread out (or switch Kerridge out for Butt) and have Green set up next to Green. The defense then has to defend possible throws to Gallon, Funchess and Butt in the back and corners of the endzones, Green on a draw up the middle, Dileo on a short inside pass right at the goal line, and a scramble/ delayed draw from Gardner.
Oh well, wins are wins. The O looked great in OT. Hopefully we see that against Iowa next week and set up a spoiler game against OSU.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Sounds like he is electrical engineer||
Fuses are rated for a certain load or current. That rating is based on a constant current, however, can withstand a load greater than the rated load for a short duration. This is what he is stating by the component withstood a load of 300%, he just forgot to add in that there is a time constant.
I suppose this could be related to sports. I can set my 100% speed at a 8 mph run, and say I was at 200% speed cause I was sprinting, although for only 40 meters. Sounds stupid.
I regret having typed this.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||We need another body part||
to break the tie.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Correct||
on my assumption. I think this is the heart of the disagreement between SC and Brian. Both agree that there are coaching issues. Brian believes they can find success under the right playcalling and scheme, while SC believes that there is no scheme that can be ran because the line shows they can't basic block.
I believe this offense can still be very successful. Despite it being Indiana, this offense can score some points. I believe, if they purely ran out of the spread, and took advantage of more screens to lighten the load on the line, they could find enough offense to win them some more games.
But, as even Brian admitted, we are all just guessing on why the offense is so inept.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I fully appreciate his responses||
he is way less snarky then Magnus could be if you disagree with him. His responses are always well thought out, and add value to the blog. Having someone provide that much informed content is not a bad thing for this or any other blog.
I think I slightly agree more with Brian here, but both are admitting there is a coaching issue with this offense.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Reminds me||
of a story (I think in Bo's lasting Lessons) where Bo had attended a conference where a coach had a brand new offense that was going to take the nation by storm. Afterward, Bo asked the Coach what his record was with the new offense. The coach admitted that their record wasn't good, but it was because the players didn't execute. I believe, Bo found this funny and went back to fundamentals.
I think the disticntion is that Brian is stating that the plays are putting the players in positions to fail, while SC is stating that the failure of the players ability to execute basic plays is the reason for the failure and not the playcall. To me, if you know the players can't execute a play, then you need to make a play call that they can succeed in. Both Brian and SC are saying screens should be used more as contraints. To me, this is playcalling/ scheme. Not using enough constraints is putting the offense in a position to fail. This has been seen in PSU, MSU, and now Nebraska.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I like your responses||
so I don't mind calling out where I am wrong. You know way more than me, so more likely than not, I am. Anyway, I like this play design (minus the funchess ineligibilty) for a lot of reasons. Mainly because it kept Nebraska out of the box, and it appears that the line does ok with this, while putting many options for the offense to run out of. I don't like the I formation at all with this team because, even if it is the same style of blocking, the number of blocking assigments increases the chances of a mistake.
I do feel that there is not enough rythm in the playcalling. I'd still like to see a 2 minute drill that can put pressure on a defense. I think the fact that this team can only run from a huddle hurts and believe it has something to do with the variations in formations being too many. It may be the same type, but it all feels slow. I don't mind that Hoke wants to operate at a slower pace on offense, but all teams should be able to run their offense at different speeds to occasionally stress the defense.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||If they were||
bracketing Funchess, I think an out route would pull the extra defensive player away until he recognizes the run. It atleast would put Gardner or Fitz against a defender in space. I'd take that any day. If the safety or CB started to cheat this, you could hit them over the top. I hope to see this a lot in the future. I htink this offense can be powerful without a huge amount of tweaking.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I like this base set||
merely for the 7.5 in the box. Michigan's talent resides in the skill positions. Spreading these guys out makes for easier blocking assignments for the line. As many pointed out, this play is close to breaking it big, and still resulted in a positive yard. With as many ways this play can be optioned, this seems like it should be a focus moving forward. I-form/ with play action has not shown any possible big play out of the run, and thus no ability for the playaction to develop. I think the frustration is plenty here. 1. This play was not executed 2. this play left one of our best threats unused as a decoy 3. This play almost worked and we didn't go back to it enough.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Solution||
It seems, as you say, that the scheme is fine, but the execution is horrible (where have I heard this). I hope this means that they shorten the playbook to a smaller subset of base plays and run these until they can run them in their sleep. I think the frustration also stems from the fact that this should have worked, and yet was left out of much of the game for plays that were far from busting open (such as runs out of I-form up the middle). Borges stated after the OSU game last year that they didn't get enough plays in the second half to get the offense moving. I feel like he causes this by not providing a drive chart that has some rythm and speed. There is no 2 minute drill with this team.
I know it is cliche', but the team feels like it is thinking too much and not reacting. This is bigger on the D, but I think this is a major issue with ND's QB's under Brian Kelly. They fear making a mistake, more than just making a play. Repitition is what this team needs. I like the athletes on this team enough to execute. Get these players the ball in space.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Variations||
You could have the option Kerridge as a pass catching FB. It also helps that Gardner is tall so he pass over players. Denard had balls batted at times when he used the throw option. We shouldn't have this issue here.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Your response||
Format is like a freep article.
I do agree though. I'm fine with plays not working, as long as it sets up another play later that busts a large net gain. i.e. a 1 yard gain with a 10 yard gain out of the same set, is a net of 5.5 yards/ attempt. I also believe the play calling, with a mixed bags, is part of the reason they have to go to the huddle and the plays get in so late. If the offense was working with a smaller base set to run out of, then the players would know where they need to go and only need the variation call.
the lack of 2 minute drill type drives is disturbing, and makes me think the playbook is too big.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Or||
Kerridge feints the block and heads out for a short pass. I thought we brought in Kerridge and Houma for stuff like that.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Hoke Doesn't have to say anything||
but then the fans are allowed to not like what he does or does not say. He is the CEO of the football program and the buck stops with him. I have been part of a couple of companies that have gone through tough times. One CEO did a great job of rallying the troups (fans) to get us through it, without having to throw any management under the bus. The other CEO did not, and we lost a lot of great talent through the transition.
I think it is frustrating as a fan to watch two games with historically bad rushing, and not admitting there was anything wrong with the game plan. I know RR got a lot of heat for saying you can't fix youth in regards to his defense. Michigan has plenty of talent on offense that should be enough to hide the youth. Saying he doesn't owe the fans anything, is not understanding that his product is fully supported because of the fans.