this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|38 weeks 3 days ago||Manning had the LBs the||
Manning had the LBs the previous 3 years and did a good job - if he moves back there it may make sense to keep him.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||Doesn't Brian have multiple||
Doesn't Brian have multiple computer science degrees from Michigan? I'd guess that he knows this.
|49 weeks 1 day ago||This is a good point -||
This is a good point - neuroscientists now recognize that our brains (especially the prefrontal cortex, which is involved in decision making and impulse control) are not fully developed until age 25 or so. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=141164708
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Thanks||
I'm the first to admit I'm not an Xs and Os person, which is why I posted and asked for thoughts. Thanks, your thoughts were interesting.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Grantland||
There's a similar article up at Grantland about Gus Malzahn and the evolution of his offensive philosophy - http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/10236856/gus-malzahn-offensive-evolution
What's interesting to me about the article is the contrast to be made between Malzahn and Borges. Several times Brian has opined that Borges' philosphy appears to be a Boise State "just plays" approach, i.e. a grab-bag of different plays that don't necessarily have any relationship to one another. The idea, I think, is that when your players can properly execute all the plays it makes it hard for the defense because there is no context or pattern to try and discern what the next play will be. Malzahn, on the other hand, has apparently embraced a "sequential" approach to offensive playcalling. Malzahn has a base play or two with counters and counters to the counters, and the idea (if I understand the article right) is that as the defense adapts to the base plays, that dictates the next play called. All the plays are tightly interrelated and make up a coherent whole.
I'd love to hear from some of the coaching types (Magnus, Space Coyote, etc.) about the pros and cons of each. I'm sure both approaches can be successful given the right conditions. But one of the things the article repeats is Malzahn's willingness and even desire to adapt and tailor his offense to the players he has. Many have criticized Borges for not doing the same - is that something that, on some level, Borges (and probably Hoke as well) is just philosophically opposed to?
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Someone else created a post||
Someone else created a post about Malzahn while I was creating this thread, although that appears to be about a different article. If people think the threads should be consolidates, mods please feel free to delete this post.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Thanks||
Another infrequent poster saying thanks for the great content and hard work. Don't let a vocal minority of malcontents and rabble rousers overwhelm you.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||BCRF||
There's a lot of criticism of Susan G. Komen here and elsewhere - probably rightly so, as only approximately 6% of funds Komen raises goes to actual research/cure efforts. The rest goes to PR, marketing, and corporate salaries/expenses. If you're inclined to give, a much better recipient of your money is the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (www.bcrfcure.org) 88% of funds raised goes to research.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||SC||
The series Space Coyote did on Maize 'n Brew said that he would be without internet access all weekend. So I doubt he's even seen this.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Gallon||
And the down sign over Gallon's head has the bottom portion of the 2 cut off, so it looks like a big question mark over Gallon's head, as in "WTF is going on here?!"
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Kicking||
Is kicking the DE out an easier assignment than others? If so, what about switching Lewan and Schofield - let Schofield kick the DE out and get Lewan to handle a harder assignment inside?
|1 year 41 weeks ago||2000||
Team became varsity in 2000. Before that it was a very successful club sport.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Gardner||
But doesn't that just take us back to the problem of execution and Gardner not being able to hit these simple routes?
|2 years 1 week ago||Safety||
Mack Brown was recruiting that stuffed beaver as a safety.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Fred||
Like Fred Flinstone travellin' around with bald feet
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Cincinnati||
Two "n"s, one "t".
|2 years 45 weeks ago||8-Ball||
Brian's Norfleet voice sounds like 8-Ball the Tiger. http://www.everydayshouldbesaturday.com/2010/9/20/1699828/the-clemson-tiger-recalls-a
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Hoke and Early Enrollment||
Hasn't Hoke said he's actually not that big of a fan of early enrollment? And it's not a guarantee of future success. http://mgoblog.com/content/tuesday-recruitin-skips-prom
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Rear Admiral||
Junior admirals are usually called rear admirals, right? The "Zoltan Mesko Rear Admiral of Space (And Special Teams)" has a nice ring to it.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||Stanford||
USC is on that list twice, and there is no Stanford.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||SB Nation||
Bill Connelly at SB Nation has a 10-2 Michigan team playing in the Gator Bowl against 6-6 Florida. I'd take that. http://www.sbnation.com/ncaa-football/2011/11/7/2545039/college-football-bowl-projections-2011-oregon-oklahoma
|3 years 39 weeks ago||HOTTDM||
Glad to see HOLD ON TO THE DAMN BALL make an appearance.
|3 years 42 weeks ago||FDB||
I hope GOB brings Franklin Delano Bluth along so he can point out George Michael's cracker ass.
|3 years 42 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
We're up from sell? It's really happening, isn't it?
|3 years 43 weeks ago||Players||
According to yesterday's Unverified Voracity, the players are also the ones who want to hear Pop Evil. Are you still okay with giving the players everything they want?
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Bo/Carr Players||
I'd like to hear about the division, if any, between Bo-era and Carr-era players' views of the Rodriguez tenure. I have it in my mind (perhaps erroneously) that Bo-era players were generally more willing to give Rodriguez a chance and see how it all turned out, while Carr-era players were much quicker to jump on Rodriguez for abandoning Michigan tradition, etc. Is this true? Was there a pattern to how former players viewed Rodriguez?
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Notre Dame||
Notre Dame consistently brings in excellent recruiting classes but still stumbles on the field. Why does this columnist now think that just because Hoke can bring in a top 3 class, the rest will be easy? Not to say that Hoke et al. can't bring 'em in and also coach 'em up (Hoke uber alles), but rebuilding a program that can routinely beat Ohio and compete for national championships isn't going to be "easy" just because of recruiting.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Funk||
Funk's hat was like that too, it must be the Hoke staff style.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||The Steampunk Emperor||
Barkevious Mingo did indeed win the NOTY tourney, on the strength of a steampunk-themed campaign run by Orson Swindle at Every Day Should Be Saturday -
|3 years 50 weeks ago||Ryan and Robinson||
Did anyone else click through to Jake Ryan's recruiting profile and laugh when Brian listed "having Greg Robinson as a position coach" as an asset of Ryan's that Obi Ezeh didn't have? My, how times change.