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|1 day 4 hours ago||I'd like to review the Rudock injury.||
I am beginning to think that OSU has put a premium on knocking out quarterbacks. The hit looked like spearing to me. In the replay it looked like Rudock was hit with the crown of the helmet. Spearing has been illegal in the past and should be know as it is dangerous to both the player being hit and to the player doing the hitting.
It reminded me of the hit that put Mariotta out of the championship game last year. Mariota was lying on the ground when he was pancaked by OSU. In my book, both hits are dirty plays intended to knock out the QB from the game. I respect a hard hit but both hits go way beyond that.
|3 days 4 hours ago||You have to remember||
that Rutger's most famous alumnus is the near sighted Mr. McGoo. You can't expect them to see anything.
|1 week 5 hours ago||Northern Ohio||
has always been divided between loyalty to Michigan and to Ohio State. I went to Akron Buchtel and we have had a number of players who played for Michigan. Michigan's academic reputation has been the major draw in the Akron - Cleveland area. In Northern Ohio, Michigan has a better over all reputation as an institution than the horse chestnuts. Be careful about putting down the whole state when there is a lot of goodwill in Ohio for The University of Michigan.
|1 week 2 days ago||A thought for OSU||
"Whinning isn't the only thing! It is every thing!" Go Blue!
|1 week 6 days ago||The major problem||
I have seen this year, is that when targeting is reversed; no penalty at all is given. The targeting call on the punt in the Minnesota game was an obvious block in the back. Instead of us getting the benefit of a 15 yard penalty, Minnesota got a 65 yard play as a direct result of the block in the back. That is an 80 yard swing on a bad call and led to a score.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||What about the helmet||
with all of the marijuana stickers on it. Are they keeping track of hits?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I think I get it.||
If you send a tight end out as a wide receiver you are guilty of deceiving the other team - unless you are not Michigan. The other Big 10 rule is: If you are Michigan, we have to pick up any targeting flags - and forget about any other penalty that should have been called on that play - such as roughing the quarter back or a block in the back.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I didn't object to them picking up the flag on the targeting cal||
but it was an obvious block in the back. I think B1G referees feel that if it isn't targeting; it isn't a penalty - even if it is. That was a 60 yard mistake worth 3 points for Rutgers. A similar thing happened in the Northwestern game with the reversal of the targeting on Rudock.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||The best thing about Speight||
He did not stare down his receivers which is a problem with both Ruddock and Morris. I think he could be a very good QB with some mileage.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Jimmy Johnson to Miami.||
He can use it as a stepping stone to be coach of the Cowboys!
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I think||
this comment was made by either the current or former coach at Auburn.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||He took us from down to up||
And Durkin has taken us from up to upper.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||I'm opposed to sharing the 49ers dirty laundry on this blog.||
I think this topic really smells!!!
|22 weeks 6 days ago||This is an ESPN created controversy.||
I may be a Bills fan, but I think this is the silliest controversy in the history of the NFL. Bill Nye to the contrary; the footballs were within the bell curve of inflation given changes in temperature from the locker room to the field and back.This also does not deal with what happens to balls when 300 pound players are landing on them. I would feel better about this whole tempest in a teapot if we had a consistent enforcement of the rule so that there is a baseline of field tested data. This has nothing to do with the integrity of the game and everything to do with ESPN keeping ratings during a dry period of football news.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||The place where LeBron is better than Michael Jordan||
is that he considers an assist as more important than a basket. He is a team player. When I compare him to players of the past, I see him as more of a Magic Johnson style player than a MJ style player and that is a compliment. Kobe Bryant is the Michael Johnson clone of this generation (and that is not a complement). By the way, I think Tim Duncan is the most under rated player of our time just because he played for a great team in a small market. In fact, I would rate Tim Duncan above MJ as a player that makes a difference in bringing championships to a team. I never saw MJ as the team player that both LeBron and Duncan are.
We Akronites were always proud of LeBron and don't care what Cleveland thought. We are always proud of LeBron (and Curry too!)
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Compared to Alabama||
Texas should be a low humidity relief.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||They could have saved time and space||
if they had just said. Great Lakes All Star Team: University of Michigan.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Lyle Thompson is amazing.||
I miss the rest of his family. It was the best show since the Gait brothers of Syracuse.
|39 weeks 1 day ago||The Browns are the graveyard of quarterbacks.||
The real Browns (namely the team founded by Paul Brown) are now the Ravens. The replacement Browns have always been one of the worst managed teams in the NFL. There has to be something toxic in the team chemistry as it doesn't matter what they do; they still stay at the bottom. Hoyer may not be a great quarterback but he is the first quarterback to lift them from being awful to being mediocre. That may indicate a degree of at least comptence.
I will never forgive Modell for moving the original Browns to Baltimore. He is a great example of the triumph of greed over a great tradition.
By the way, I think Otto Graham is one of the greatest QBs in pro-football history. Not bad for a single wing tailback from Northwestern.
|47 weeks 4 days ago||OSU just won the game.||
Gad, the Alabama defense is awful.
|47 weeks 4 days ago||I want them to really beat up each other.||
Oregon has a very good defense. Most of FSUs turnovers in the Rose Bowl were forced fumbles. I am looking at a blow out against either of these teams in the championship game.
On a different note. This bowl season makes both the B1G and the Big 12 look better than the SEC. I think final standings are going to be quite different than they were a week ago.
|51 weeks 2 days ago||I'm going to start a new rumor:||
Tom Brady is tired of getting beat up by opposing linemen and has decided to go to Michigan as the new head coach. It's not Bellichek from the Pats; it's Brady.
I figure this is as good a speculation as most of the the things I have read.
|1 year 1 day ago||I don't care if he's fired right now||
but I do hope that Hackett has been talking to agents for the top candidates and has been doing it since he took office.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||We do have a coaching problem.||
The line is getting better but Garndner is locking on a receiver and telegraphing his throws.
I don't think that either Harbaugh or Miles is coming to Michigan but, if I were looking for a new coach, I would certainly turn to them for a advice on who to hire. I have been at other schools that used coaches with past connections to the school as an informal screening commitee.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Rich Rod is an outstanding offensive co-ordinator.||
Where he failed at Michigan was that he neglected special teams and defense. You can't win with one third of a team. He seems to have learned the lesson as Arizona has better balance than his Michigan teams while playing at the same level.
By the way, I am tired of hearing about the youth of the offensive line while seeing lines just as young dominating us. There is still a line coaching issue. We got beat in the trenches last night.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Glad Shane Morris played a quarter.||
We have suffered in the past because our number 2 quarterback wasn't ready to play when needed. Morris obviously needs to play at game speed to become better. We need him ready to play at a high level when needed - either this year or next.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||There is a rumor||
that Saban is recruiting Godzilla as a Nose Tackle. Hoke tried but he didn't meet the admissions standards.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Oregon would be my candidate also||
There are active high school lacrosse leagues, at the varsity level, in the Portland area. Another place where lacrosse is picking up is Utah. I would not be surprised to see Utah State, Utah or BYU field teams if the sport begins to get good TV contracts.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Oregonian has an interesting column on recruiting||
John Calzano, sports columnist for the Oregonian, talks about the influence of Creative Arts Agency representaive, William "Worldwide Wes" Wesley. The column described Wes placing Kenny Payne, first as an assistant at Oregon and then moving him to Kentucky.
The paragraph that caught my eye was Wesley placed Detroit area players in Eugene like he was re-arranging Ernie Kent's furniture.
Then doing the same thing at Kentucky.
Sounds a little like the Fab Five days.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Fielder was a great recruiter||
but Fielder's teams drove me nuts with their turnovers from a style that looked like playground basketball. It worked because he had fantastic talent.
John Bellein is the kind of coach that I longed for during the Fielder years. His teams are disciplined and play together as a team. He is not only a classy individual, he is a great coach. I like the fact that he recruits players that are willing to work hard and improve. I thought he was an excellent coach when he was at West Virginia but I think he is even better at Michigan. I am glad that he was given enough time to recruit players that fit his system.
This may be an unpopular thing to say but I think Tommy Amaker was a good, and necessary, transitional coach from the Michigan freelance, fast break style to the current, highly disciplined, offense that we have now.