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|44 weeks 2 days ago||The TL:DR of it was an||
The TL:DR of it was an attempt to draw the offsides. Notice that the o-line is a yard back fromtthe line of scrimmage. This was never supposed to be snapped.
|44 weeks 2 days ago||Maybe not||
Maybe not but I bet he 100% would have been on the field for that blown assignment that gave up the long TD to the sparty fullback. That's your ballgame right there potentially.
|45 weeks 2 days ago||If we make the NCG||
If we make the National Champ game, he'll only have featured in 5 of 15 contests, which would be 33%. If you count his Maryland game as .5, that gives him 4.5/15 games, or /exactly/ 30%.
|46 weeks 2 days ago||Read on client side||
Realistically, it should still count as a single view, though I'm not sure how ads track view count.
|46 weeks 2 days ago||Engineering question||
Would it be difficult to track and/or block redirect ads from the site side?
I've never run an ad-supported site before, but I believe the following should be possible:
1. Prefetch all ad content
2. Parse, search for redirects
3. If redirect found, Block and log it so you can complain to your ad provider.
4. If redirect not found, render ad content
|47 weeks 5 days ago||I'm not sure he missed a hole||
I'm not sure he missed a hole or a cut in his entire career. He didn't have breakaway speed, but he made the absolute best of every block around him and often got the extra yard or two after contact.
On top of that, the guy basically never fumbled.
|50 weeks 6 days ago||I'm not sure if I'm upset||
I'm not sure if I'm upset with the tackling or not. I'm happy we seemed to get a lot of people regularly flying to the football, but there were a number of plays where Utah guys got to the 3rd and 4th man.
If Utah is as good I think they are, then we should be happy we held them to 17 offensive points.
|50 weeks 6 days ago||Gonna say that I'm not as||
Gonna say that I'm not as pissed with Jake Rudock as I expected to be.
First off, this loss is first and foremost on him. He has at least a 17 point swing on his head.
However, I really liked his final drive.
He looks uncomfortable in a relatively safe pocket, I think on a number of his incompletions, he too quickly went to a low percentage early read. It's hard to tell given the camera angles, but generally when you are throwing without pressure, you should be making a fairly reliable throw.
The first pick was probably 75% on the WR. That's a timed route, the WR needs to be where the fuck he's supposed to be.
The second pick was an awful throw.
The third pick was basically indefensible. Not only was the opposite side of the field wide open, you can still put that pass in a place where only your guy is going to get it. The Utah player had a great jump on it, but all he had to do was play Rudock's eyes and get the inside angle on the ball.
Offense as a whole was REALLY good. If they can ever click properly, this team will be super dangerous. We finally have a coaching staff that gets constraints - they called plays outside to play against cheating inside. They went deep (unsuccessfully only due to poor throws) after pulling pressure short. With more accurate throwing, you could have seen a very good defense get completely picked apart.
Overall, this season won't be super pretty. However, we're going to be set up pretty nicely for next year, and will be scary to play against even later this season.
|50 weeks 6 days ago||I honestly had no problems||
I honestly had no problems with any of the playcalling, and I haven't felt that way since the 2008 Capital One Bowl.
For the offensive plays that didn't work, you could see that it was the correct idea even though it wasn't executed well. I liked how the O-Line seemed to get it together in the second half.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||If we were 5-0, we probably||
If we were 5-0, we probably wouldn't have our QB getting absolutely lit up by someone from minnesota.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||He'll probably show up at 1||
He'll probably show up at 1 am after it's all over, and dismiss the concerns over his tenure as 'minor'.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||I'm not sure I buy that he's||
I'm not sure I buy that he's evil.
I think he's just somewhat incompetent and not fully firm on what his responsibilities need to be as a coach. I think he has some severely misguided views and priorities.
I think what he said was 100% accurate - that he wasn't immediately aware of the situation with Shane Morris. I think he's that incompetent and that disconnected. He doesn't realize that snap decisions like this are why a Head Coach in a major college program needs a goddamn headset. There's a quick decision process that I think is not properly established with this team, and in this instance, it reared its head in its ugliest way.
Don't get me wrong, this is still a fireable offense, I'm just not sure I buy they he's deliberately evil.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||I'm not sure you can stack up||
I'm not sure you can stack up the quality of the player development job Hoke has done with any other top program in the country. Especially Michigan State.
We simply don't get as much from our talent as top programs do.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||THERES NO SUCH THING AS||
THERES NO SUCH THING AS ENOUGH FOR THIS SHIT
WHAT THE FUCK
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Still not up to standard||
They just don't feel like dominant players. When teams have legitimately good defenses, you feel like they are threatening to maul their opponents on any given play, and I don't see that here.
In a way, this defense plays like a bunch of suboptimal players overachieving in a smart scheme. They feel like they are doing a lot of good things, but don't win many individual matchups particularly hard. I don't feel generally afraid that this team will miss tackles, either.
My uneducated opinion leans towards some smart players that arent physically dominant in their individual position. Each player does a solid job performing their role, but don't MAKE PLAYS heavily above and beyond what they are designed to make. They are stout, but not incredibly disruptive.
I feel like the teams we seem to hold up against would be absolutely mauled by a defense from someone like Michigan State. When Michigan State is beating on a bad offense, most offensive plays seem to begin to crumble as soon as the ball is snapped. O-linemen are pushed out of position, running lanes don't open, and pockets collapse quickly from multiple directions.
Overall, not dreadful but many steps away from being good and not in the same conversation as the elite.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Agree 100%||
At least that way we aren't sending out concussed kids to get murdered.
Where did 2006 go?
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Need Dave Brandon gone first,||
Need Dave Brandon gone first, else he'd think we were asking for Lane Kiffin from the bama skywriting.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Season's not over yet. Wins||
Season's not over yet. Wins against Ohio State, Michigan State, and the majority of the Big Ten schedule would go a long way to helping us forget a dreadful start to the season. This team doesn't look capable of that, but Hoke and crew have all season to prove us wrong and make something of this team.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||I guess Dave Brandon could||
I guess Dave Brandon could hire Lane Kiffin in a midseason deal
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Nice to see Stevie Brown||
Nice to see Stevie Brown blowing a coverage helping us for once
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Honestly I wonder if some of||
Honestly I wonder if some of the insistence on regularly running the ball and playing towards some of our weaknesses is part of what helped the offensive line develop into what they were today.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||The second read (fade) looked||
The second read (fade) looked open to me. If Devin steps up more into the pocket and pumps the first read, nobody from Ohio State is in a position to make a play on the fade.
They were facing zones, they knew they were facing zones, trying to overload the zones was not a bad plan.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||The call||
Going for it guarantees the game is decided on your most favorable matchup (M Offense vs OSU Defense) that has gone well all day.
I don't mind the play call either, the timing route is a solid choice when your QB has been playing well and you want to be able to get the ball off fast, understanding that your offensive line won't hold up that well and that OSU has been gunning for the rollout/option all day.
I think going for the jugular here was correct.
Also, overtime is a bad idea when your kicker isn't 100%.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||truth||
Well said. This so much forever.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Absolutely||
We'll see how well the team plays with a month to prepare. The offensive line played well above what we've seen all season, and in general the offense executed well.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||In any other context, I'd be||
In any other context, I'd be agreeing with Hoke, and that you stand out there and support your team /especially/ when things are bad.
But not like this.
When Dave Brandon and the Atheletic department made this about the money with the insane ticket pricing, they undermined that undying loyalty we might have otherwise had.
We aren't new york city, we are Michigan.
We are the hard working heart of America. We are a land of people who do the jobs that aren't flashy enough for the east coast and not stylish enough for the west coast. We stood at the front lines of the economic depression that hit us harder than any other state of the union, and even as our core industry was faced with bankruptcy and bailout, the production lines still built cars even as the banks kicked our friends and families out of their houses.
We get what loyalty is. The best sports fans in America are in this state. I've never been any place more intense than a red wings playoff game. Tigers fans turn Comerica park into someplace magical, in a way the Yankees couldn't reproduce in the bronx. Lions fans file down to Ford Field every home sunday and every thanksgiving despite over 50 years of continual futility.
My first game at the big house was The Horror.
I was there in the frigid rain as we capped the 2008 home season with a loss to Northwestern.
I was there in 2009 listening to the sea of red in the big house chant O-H-I-O for hours as we fell victim yet again to a superior buckeye team.
I love this team, and hope we somehow magically win against Ohio State, but seriously would never pay face value to see this game. Jacking up the price for this game takes advantage of our fandom, while the program fails to deliver an elite caliber team. If the program wants to charge that kind of money, then maybe they need to deliver a product on the field that backs it up, else they can enjoy OSU fans subsidizing the experience.
It's not being fickle when you are talking about a significant amount of many local fans' budget on the table.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||Great Post||
I think that this play is a classic example of why the Fullback is such an important and underrated position. To approach an opposing player at full speed who is also approaching at full speed in such a manner as to land a successful block is incredibly difficult. You see heads talking about 'tackling in space' all the time, but actually, 'blocking in space' is far more difficult to do reliably.
On this play you see the FB completely whiff his block, which messes up the exchange completely. Even with the poor line play, that missed block there is probably a 3+ yard swing alone, if not more. I think you'll find that in a lot of plays where the FB is in the play, having him do his job is one of the most critical roles, and I think its our FB play over our RB play over the past few years that have held this rushing attack back, especially the further outside the running play gets.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Same thing we do every night, Pinky.||
Try to take over the world
|3 years 51 weeks ago||1. USC - Spoiled children||
1. USC - Spoiled children look pretty legit this year and oregon/Stanford do not
2. Michigan - Homerism with added Senior Denard Robinson making every game on this (tough) schedule winnable
3. WVU - any losses they can have on their schedule will look good,
4. VA Tech, most criminal underrating of a quality football team in all of the rankings. Should breeze through their conference. Will be a top-10 team by november.
5. Boise State - still soft schedule, opening win over an overrated MSU missing every major contributor to its passing attack last year will give them an early bump to their rankings and they won't fall.
6. South Florida - Perenially overrated at midseason and may well win out on voter rankings confusion. Now actually not that bad of a team either.
|4 years 16 weeks ago||Alabama Game||
Will decide a lot of the draft future for the M seniors. If Denard torches Alabama, look out. BWC and/or Roh get first-round looks if they muck about in bama's backfield. Big games by any offensive player in that game will draw a ton of eyes, even if its a crazy yardage reciever game off of some oh noes. Omameh and Lewan especially have a great chance to look good here.
If anyone gets drafted in the first round from Michigan though, this is where the conversation about it will begin.