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|2 hours 32 min ago||When Kaepernick makes the pro||
When Kaepernick makes the pro bowl, outduels Aaron Rodgers in the playoffs this year and leads the 49ers back to the Super Bowl, I'll believe Harbaugh was the problem.
Could be that Colin has been milked for all he's worth as a passer. Not every QB has it within him to be Brady or Manning.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Oh hell naw||
Dude, just because EA doesn't make the NCAA video game anymore doesn't give them the right to steal my create-a-school name.
|2 days 37 min ago||What guilt?||
I don't have guilty pleasures. You can enjoy steak and lobster and still eat a hot dog now and then without feeling bad.
That said, if I was to pick the stuff most likely to get me made fun of, it's the early nineties techno and dance music.
|2 days 47 min ago||When you factor in the goals||
When you factor in the goals of writing a modern pop song... not just being catchy but knowing your audience and coming up with something that tween and teen girls are gonna talk about and sing all day long and use as a ringtone, they really nailed it.
No, it's not Beethoven, obviously. But for what it is, for what it set out to be.... it is damn near perfect.
Plus watching my then five year old do all the dance moves to it at the father daughter school dance last year is going to go down as one of my all time favorite memories forever.
|3 days 29 min ago||Carol Hutchins is in a league of her own||
|3 days 6 hours ago||I always thought that Beyer||
I always thought that Beyer was a little underrated while he was here. Don't get me wrong; that's a little underrated, not that he was some secret All-American or something. But he was a pretty solid player as a junior and senior.
|3 days 20 hours ago||He did play at Michigan.||
He did play at Michigan. When he came in late last year in place of Wilson there was an obvious dropoff. Now whether his success at Oklahoma State was due to a late breakout or better coaching, well....
|5 days 7 hours ago||I'm hungry for POSBANG||
|1 week 5 hours ago||Yep. The defense played well||
Yep. The defense played well last year. The offense did nothing and a huge special teams blunder did us in. Did anyone come away from that game thinking, "Wow, Utah has a lot more talent than we do." I didn't. I felt like they were the much better coached team, though.
Our special teams are in much better hands this time around. That's worth a TD difference from last year all by itself. I agree that if we have any semblance of an offense - specifically a functional QB - we'll win.
|1 week 5 days ago||Does this count as a bang?||
|1 week 5 days ago||Not on the top of their list:||
Not on the top of their list: Oversigning
Mysteriously, Saban didn't bring that one up.
|1 week 5 days ago||That shit would never fly in||
That shit would never fly in North Korea
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||Agreed||
Right, and they didn't show any number of clips of 49ers players defending Harbaugh, which we all know from following this site that there are numerous examples (including Boone's own prior comments.)
It did seem they were a little too eager to just paint Harbaugh as some kind of crazy weirdo with no friends, when in fact he is a crazy weirdo in the same way many other coaches are crazy weirdos, and he also has plenty of supporters everywhere he goes.
It was also kind of lazy not to more closely examine the dynamic in San Francisco.... Bringing up the beef with the front office but not taking a look at the people that make up that front office kind of leaves out half of the story, doesn't it?
|2 weeks 23 hours ago||WTF?!||
Wait, Full House is the TGIF show that gets a reboot?
|2 weeks 23 hours ago||At some point, a team with||
At some point, a team with two losses is going to make it to the semis. LSU won it all with two losses a few years back when only two slots were available.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||If human decency isn't||
If human decency isn't motivation enough, I think it's prudent to wait and see what this coaching staff accomplishes on Saturdays before panicking about how they don't know who to recruit. There's really only one way to determine whether Player X was worthy of a scholarship, and it isn't star rating. It's level of play.
Complain in a few years if these guys don't pan out. Until then, maybe give Harbaugh and co. the benefit of the doubt?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I've been saying for years||
I've been saying for years that I would LOVE a six team playoff that features:
1. BYEs for the top two teams
2. HFA for the higher seeded teams in each of the first two rounds before playing the title game at a neutral site
3. Reseeding after the first round (ie if #6 upsets #3, they play the #1 team instead of #2.) Compare to the NFL.
This is the best playoff system for placing maximum value on the regular season (with byes and home field games on the line, the higher seeds are going to critical,) making it hard for a lower seeded team to win a title (which plays back into emphasizing the regular season,) and including all the major conference winners, which... doesn't matter as much to me but is going to be important to a lot of people - namely conference commisioners.
Will they ever adopt this system? Of course not. They'll surely go to eight teams, and play all the games at bowl sites, because college football. But this is what should happen.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Big 10 officials just called||
Big 10 officials just called that a blocking foul
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Oregon State had the same||
Oregon State had the same record last year that we did.
One thing I noticed as I briefly checked in on a few other spring games: A lot of the teams had a LOT of big plays. It could be that a lot of teams have defensive issues. I know that we did last time we had an explosive spring game.
Nothing OSU does against their own defense really means that much until we know how good their defense is. My educated guess here is not very.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||This||
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I was listening to this the||
I was listening to this the other day and had to laugh when he said that the offense at Stanford wasn't Harbaugh's and the offense in San Fran wasn't Harbaugh's and that the offense at Michigan wasn't gonna be Harbaugh's it was gonna be Fisch's.
Brown knows schemes for sure, but he's not paying much attention to the coaching staffs themselves, apparently.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||This weekend, party responsibly||
|2 weeks 5 days ago||She won't be forgotten||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I think it comes down to||
I think it comes down to teaching and accountability. So long as our coaches are good teachers and the players understand that they have to perform or else the guy behind them is going to play, I think the coach's personality (barring extreme examples) is secondary. Harbaugh, Meyer, Carroll, Belichick, these guys all have different styles, and they all win. It's because they're good at what they do, so the other stuff doesn't mean as much.
Harbaugh can be as intense as they come. If he didn't know what he was doing, he wouldn't be successful. The dude can coach, and he surrounds himself with other guys that can coach.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Why are we the only ones?||
Are there any other programs that take the stance that they can't play a rival team in prime time? All I hear is this, "MSU would be a bad idea for a night game." But I look around, and it seems like every other program seems capable of playing big games at night. I'm not buying a European soccer-style riot/apocalypse following the sparty game.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||One of them is probably our||
One of them is probably our top interior OL, the other was probably last year at least our best DL. So yeah, I'd almost have to give them 4* value now (not that you could have seen it coming.)
But yeah, you want a good walk-on program for cases like this or Kovacs.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I think the run game will be||
I think the run game will be solid. Our interior DL/LB combo is probably the toughest they'll face all year, and they did that with a split offensive line (not to mention Johnson was out and Isaac was hurt - I still think that if Johnson comes back healthy that he is better than Green or Smith.) Furthermore, this offense's blocking schemes can be complex, and it's not going to be executed at a high level after a couple weeks of spring ball.
I don't want to overpraise the DL anymore than I want to panic about the offense based on a spring game. But I betcha more than a couple teams struggle to block Henry, Hurst, Mone, and Glasgow. That rotation on the inside is gonna be a load to deal with.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Actually, Hoke let me call||
Actually, Hoke let me call one of those punts in last year's spring game
|3 weeks 5 days ago||He's too busy explaining to||
He's too busy explaining to Dekker that he wasn't renting him.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||GOT Sunday|