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|2 days 6 hours ago||Back in my day we took this||
Back in my day we took this test on dead trees.
|1 week 3 days ago||I left out a bunch of details||
I left out a bunch of details sort of on purpose. Seth and I wrote a 3,000-word ND preview for HTTV so I thought I'd make the blog post a little briefer.
But since you're not satisfied, here is what we wrote for the WR's and RB's (keep in mind this was written before the Golson news):
"Having a bunch of dual-threat quarterbacks is probably a good thing for them, however, because the talent at the receiver position is trending down. Biletnikoff, I mean, Mackey Awardwinning tight-end/wide-receiver-in-disguise Tyler Eifert (50 rec, 685 yards, 4 TDs) is gone, leaving Notre Dame without their number one downfield threat. They do return senior slot receiver T.J. Jones (50 rec, 649 yards, 4 TDs) and junior wideout DaVaris Daniels (31 rec, 490
yards), both of whom will be heavy contributors. Of the two, Jones is the proven commodity, and the scuttlebutt in South Bend indicates that Daniels, who’s 6’2 and fairly fast, has a much higher ceiling if he can work out some of the inconsistency in his game.
It’s completely possible that the ongoing quarterback situation has masked the true potential of the receivers, and one or both could break out in 2013. They kind of have to, because behind them is a lot of broken bones, empty dorm rooms, and freshmen. Highly touted recruits Davonte Neal and Justin Ferguson both transferred over the offseason, and no one else on the roster has had significant playing time. The Irish might have to rely on a pair of early enrollees in James Onwualu and Corey Robinson to mitigate the situation. Team Swiss Army Knife C.J. Prosise was moved to slot receiver in spring after playing safety last year (as well as outside linebacker, dime back, kick returner, tight end, special teams gunner, fry cutter, and can opener).
But hey, that’s okay. Because Notre Dame is returning a deep stable of running backs in every variety that will be able to grind and slash the opposition into oblivion. Nope. Just kidding. Similar to situation at receiver, it looks as though the Irish are a bit lacking in this department. Gone: Theo Riddick (190 carries, 917 yards, 5 TDs) and Cierre Wood (114 carries, 742 yards, 4 TDs), who accounted for more than 80 percent of Notre Dame’s rushing output. Returning: sophomore George Atkinson III (44 carries, 317 yards, 5 TDs) is a 6’1, 190-lb slasher. He has good vision and could be deadly in the open field, but his ability to carry the ball 15-20 times a game is a serious question mark. If that’s a negative, Notre Dame turns to a roster of parts much like Michigan’s spring depth chart. Of that pile the Justice Hayes-like object is junior Cam McDaniel, who saw action at corner last year and was recipient of a fair amount of spring hype."
|1 week 5 days ago||Pressers start early August,||
Pressers start early August, and I have a thesis to finish. Lame, I know.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||oh no the bastards stole my||
oh no the bastards stole my tape recorder
|9 weeks 1 day ago||The SI question was from||
The SI question was from Craig Ross.
|12 weeks 15 hours ago||Both!||
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Hey thanks!||
|26 weeks 4 days ago||I hope that's the case, but||
I hope that's the case, but unfortunately I don't think so. I've heard they pretty much stopped trying to make him throw in practice.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Maybe.... I'l think about it!||
Maybe.... I'l think about it!
|26 weeks 5 days ago||You also see him every time you||
You also see him every time you look into a mirror.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||Actually I redact the|
|30 weeks 1 day ago||Horrible idea.||
|30 weeks 1 day ago||I didn't know, but now I do.||
I didn't know, but now I do. MGoQuestion is MGoRedacted.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||It's||
It's who/what/where/when/how/why squished together.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||That sounds funny. I'm||
That sounds funny. I'm keeping it.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||Oopsies. Fixed.||
|31 weeks 2 days ago||That wasn't Drew Sharp. Sharp||
That wasn't Drew Sharp. Sharp doesn't come to the pressers anymore. That exchange was mostly lighthearted and not as antagonistic as it might seem. Nonetheless, "trolling" is the best word to describe it.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||I guess amending history||
I guess amending history doesn't work if people who remember it are still around.
|32 weeks 12 hours ago||12:13 AM Brian: can you||
12:13 AM Brian: can you ask Mattison what happened on the Minnesota TD?
12:14 AM me: sure
Brian: and ask him something nice
like something about JT Floyd's run support getting better
me: haha okay
I, uh, sort of ran with the second bit, especially after the mgoblue guy told me yesterday that the reason the mgoquestions keep getting cut from the video is because they are "audience killers."
Don't worry, though. Tough Questions to return next week.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||Aha. I got the "ulnar nerve||
Aha. I got the "ulnar nerve compression" from others reporting it as such, but traumatic neuropraxia sounds more likely the case. Thanks!
|33 weeks 8 hours ago||Compared with how the rest of||
Compared with how the rest of college football handles things, Michigan's current approach is much more iron curtain than glasnost, but I don't think there's anything wrong with it. Hoke's media policy is less about "lying" than it is about "concealing." As someone who is genuinely curious about how Michigan football is coached and played, I'm not a huge fan of this approach, but like you I don't necessarily disagree with it.
I'm going to write a post at the end of the regular season about Michigan's media policy in which I'll address this as well as other frequently asked questions from you guys.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||Sorry about that. It's a||
Sorry about that. It's a half-assed attempt to carry over a joke from last season, when I put goats in the banner to denote losses to Michigan State and Iowa. That came about because my favorite description of a Rich Rod tantrum following a loss is "beating a bleating ungulate against the wall of the Notre Dame locker room until it bursts into a kaleidoscope of viscera." Goat = ungulate.
As we all know, every mgocomment represents 5 million readers, so if you guys don't get the reference, nobody does. I'll try to come up with something new next week.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||If you're indicating that||
If you're indicating that you've flown one, then ... Respect.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||Whoops. Fixed.||
|33 weeks 6 days ago||Why yes. And it's super||
Why yes. And it's super effective.
|34 weeks 16 hours ago||thanks. fixed.||
|34 weeks 1 day ago||Like poop.||
|34 weeks 1 day ago||I hate you because you smell||
I hate you because you smell bad.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||This would have been funny if||
This would have been funny if I didn't hate you already.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||Thank you. Me too.||
Thank you. Me too.