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|11 weeks 2 days ago||criticism of him during his Jax and U of Minn years||
that he ran too complex system that were a hodgepodge of components from other systems (immediately brought Al Borges to mind). Many in those locales believe that he was a cause for QB regression because he put too much on their menus.
Would be much more concerned if he were OC rather than postiion coach. Fact that he has done very little college recruiting in career is minus in my objective opinion as a well as the position slots often need to be used for uber recruiters.
This is a trust the coach one in my opinion. Harbaugh certainly knows what he needs in a staff. Looks like he wants to go heavy NFL and having an NFL OC as a position coach may be part of that strategy.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||I disagree that there is not huge need||
While there is not any area of short-term huge need, there are serious concerns about gaps in the current composition, especially at OL if O being built on the Stanford model.
The end of Lloyd years lack of depth begot the lack of OL depth for RR, on which he doubled down. We will never be "back" until not only the talent is developed, but also until the numbers are more evenly spread out amongst the classes to allow for proper development.
While the early Hoke years appeared to correct for the complete lack of scholarship OL, the two mega-OL classes created a glut.
Until we have an O-line that is populated by 5th years, Srs and and Jrs and the occasional underclass phenom going to continue too cyclical to maintain sustained success on OL from year to year.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||would be challenging to have him on the team because||
if you get him to say his name backwards he must return to his own dimension for 90 days.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Shefter this am was on ESPN sportscenter still saying not done||
Said it was likely that Harbaugh to M, but that that NFL still possibility.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||I like the night before the football game||
when I played rugby at UM we always played them on same day as football game. For the above poster, you will pay nothing.
FYI - UM Rugby is the reigning Big Ten Rugby Conference champs. M took second place on the pitch but Indiana forfeited its championship due to use of ineligible players.
|50 weeks 6 days ago||Cal, Life and Navy||
are incidentially a few of the handful of full varsity rugby programs. Tough to compete against those teams, but the M guys had a great season. Lost in Big Ten championship in 15's to Indiana last fall (Rugby in the midwest plays a split season - Fall and Spring)
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Debord offense bailed out from those by Mike Hart||
My anecdotal recollection was that when Mike Debord went to a zone stretch scheme, the offense's exposure to negative plays jumped dramatically -- only to bailed out by Mike Hart's shitiness behind the LOS time and again.
I recall that at the time the big threat (and I saw this with the Minnesota Vikings as well when they went to a zone stretch) was that the Debord version of the scheme (and Bevell in Minnesota with Adrian Peterson) was suceptible to and did not exploit the hard play side slanting by the front 7.
Hart (and Peterson in Minnesota) were able to exploit this at times if they were able to break backside contain, but it was definitely a flaw in the system leading to many (and many more potential) negative plays.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||My Top ten guesses||
1) Bal Borges (Al's identical twin brother) - ok its really just Al in a Ramones wig;
2) Charlie Weis - heavier than Brady; more arrogant than Borges; decided schematic advantage needed; sidekick is Brady Quinn, Grad Assistant
3) Pat Narduzzi - he's been mentioned for every other job, so why not;
4) Nick Sheridan and or Justin Feagin and or Steven Threat - still not as bad as Borges' offense
5) Gerg - very good a making offenses look better thant they are;
6) Dave Brandon's ipad - has watched a lot of film;
7) Mike Hart - was used to making positive gains after being seemingly stopped for a loss with atrocious zone stretch blocking scheme;
8) Heiko - all your bubble screens are belong to us!!!!!!!!
9) Brett Favre - led Hattiesberg, MS to state championship as a high shcool OC;
10) Rocky Long - bringing him in couldn't save the old coach but maybe the second time is the charm;
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Les Miles?||
|1 year 13 weeks ago||this is silly||
He is going no where.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Borges||
is the bigger problem than Morris. Borges will run and run and run and run and just when you think he is done running, he will run somemore.
If the play distribution is more than 20% pass I will be shocked.
On a silver lining note, in this lost year, it will be good to get Morris some live game experience for his own development.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||that somewhere is a sailboat||
and clearly, all roads lead to Gerg. Everything is coming up Gerg.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||how to stop offenses -simple||
Each team shall be forced to use Al Borges as its OC.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||When the ref explained the OT rules||
to the captains as like a baseball innning, Al Borges breathed a sigh of relief that his bunting three times in a row strategy could now be executed.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||The uninformz||
were specifically to support and raise awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project and not to recognize veterans day in general.
While I have no idea how they performed on the former, clearly the latter did not work so well as most people probably thought was a veterans day stunt.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||The name of the OC next year Rhymes with||
None of the coaches is going anywhere. Hoke will not fire one of his coaches. He is a loyal guy - maybe to a fault.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||you have to know there is a problem before you can fix it though||
This offensive staff are so committed philosphically to the power run game, and also they can point to about 3 dozen things that still would have won the game against PSU had they gone right, that they may not be able to recognize the problem is that defenses are not being punished for stacking the box.
If you go based at least on his press conference, Hoke does not believe that there is a problem other than "we need to get the run game going a little better."
You have seen how they aim to get there and it is not by using misdirection, using pass to set up runs with fewer guys committed to the run, running Gardner from shot/pistol. It is throwing more bodies at the point of attack and they can scheme all day with in that tiny box, swap Burzinski for Bryant all they want and it is still a numbers game they will always lose.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||My favorite myth||
Notre Dame knows how to tailgate:
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|1 year 29 weeks ago||how do you know Kovacs has been underdog his whole life?||
While is student body walkon story is certainly an underdoggy tale. After his first (or maybe second year) was he really an underdog anymore? Was he an underdog in high school? Can't imagine that he was not an impact player in HS.
His story is not any less compelling if he is not Rudy Rudiger.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||If OSU offered them and accepted comittment from them||
I rather doubt they care at all about whether their rankings "move up through camps and next fall."
|2 years 10 weeks ago||farks re Teo|
|2 years 10 weeks ago||I cant wait for the movie||
Weekend at Teo's. In a modern twist on the classic Weekend at Bernies Part II, a Heisman trophy candidate invites Brent Musberger and Kirk Herbstreit for a weekend at his beach house in Hawaii to meet his girlfriend. Hilarity ensues when Teo spends the weekend trying to cover up the fact that the girlfriend doesnt exist. Intrigue abounds while Teo fends off the inquisitive Musberger while also trying to fend off the evil Johnny Football and AJ McCarron, hitmen from the criminal organization known as SEC who are trying to steal the girlfriend and the legendary black pearl that Teo found while pearl diving off the coast of Maui.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||you win the internet*||
|2 years 18 weeks ago||we has got she-males now||
Rutgers joining the B1G has now turned into our own personal Crying Game in more way than one.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||it is a phony smile||
the idea behind it is exactly that - you would not smile doing it, so a shit eating grin is a big phony smile.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Borges will be fine||
He turned Dink and Dunker moxie qb Cade McNown into a first rounder and Jason Campbell into an NFL qb. Borges cant throw the ball for Denard. Borges cant run a better route than Devin Gardner who broke off his route on one of Denard's INTS.
This was just one of those games. We have been on the good end of the them in past and today we weren't.
Defense was encouraging and offense moved the ball. This team will win a lot of games.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||my biggest frustration with the playcalling||
was that ND was dropping 8 into coverage and everytime Denard through underneath the coverage he was successful.
But at the end of the day, in fairness to Borges, the offense moved the ball pretty well when Denard (and Smith) wasnt throwing it to the other team.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||I wear the Twin City sanitaries||
for hockey. I like them but not very durable. Go through a lot of them.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||I at least would expect that the effect of this on hockey is tha||
PSU will not be hiring Graham James to coach
|2 years 36 weeks ago||yeah - but I think he means Sgt Schultz||
who when discovering one of Hogan's well planned schemes, famously walked out of the room eating a spoonful of something Lebeau was cooking and stating "I know no-thing"
While Klink stood for general ambition and incopetence - which was certainly present in this affair, Schultz opted for willful blindness.
And thanks to reruns, those of us not in our late forties could still enjoy Hogan's Heros.