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|1 week 6 days ago||This is kind of a weird point||
This is kind of a weird point to me. I have no reason to doubt what you are saying (empirically it seems true), but who cares? I am a fan of Michigan football and so long as a coach can help the Michigan Wolverines be successful, I honestly don't care if the players he develops are amazing in the NFL or not. Would it be nice? Of course. Is it a priority / does it really matter to me? Nope.
I'd be pretty happy with a Tebow, with a Prescott, or with a Gardner being used correctly.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Bosch's Status?||
I'm assuming no one has heard any news with Bosch since he took his leave of absence with the team? Just making sure I didn't miss anything, although I read the blog pretty religiously.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Sorry, I did miss it. Honest||
Sorry, I did miss it. Honest mistake. I actually read the boards religiously but probably just skimmed over it and forgot.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Fuck You||
Logged in just to say fuck you. Hope you get banned, fucker.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||I haven't posted in a long,||
I haven't posted in a long, long time, but dear God this was fucking funny. Really made my day, thanks.
|45 weeks 4 days ago||Does Bollman call the plays?||
Does Bollman call the plays? I thought I read somewhere that he isn't handling those duites.
|46 weeks 5 days ago||Although I don't post much, I||
Although I don't post much, I read 100% of content on this site. ST3, I sincerely hope this is your RS Junior year and you are back for more!
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Not to pick on you too much,||
Not to pick on you too much, OP, but your post is a classic example of picking out an outlier to make an untrue assertion. Sure, it worked for Michigan THAT YEAR, but that doesn't mean that you can use 1997 as a predictor for 2013 or any other year since of course the actual trend is for teams which are younger overall not to do as well.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Good post, but you may want||
Good post, but you may want to edit your title with a "<=" sign instead.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Thanks for this update, I for||
Thanks for this update, I for one really enjoy hearing about all Michigan sports and would love to get regular info beyond football and basketball (which are obviously great).
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Maybe they should call Tim||
Maybe they should call Tim Beckman... He seemed ready for the big leagues. Oh wait, 2012 just happened...
|1 year 47 weeks ago||It's an easily debatable||
It's an easily debatable decision, but I wouldn't say it's inexcusable by any means. Brian, the Mathlete, and others have been advocates of going for it on fourth down. I would love to see what the math says in this situation. We had been moving the ball pretty well on that particular drive as well.
People talk about the impact of not making it and all the downsides, but they don't focus enough on the upside. Say we make it and really crush the spirit of the Buckeye defense, get momentum, etc. There is such thing as generating positive momentum, not simply losing momentum. There was a great Smart Football article about this.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Excellent post OP. However,||
Excellent post OP.
However, I disagree on the 4th down play. I watched it over and over (sickeningly) on the game highlights at MGoVideo and Denard had already been engaged by a Buckeye defender. Lewan does whiff his block completely, you are right, but it's unlikely that Denard would have gotten 3 more yards while being slowed by a defender allowing Buckeye help to get to him.
While this wasn't a straight up the middle play, it also wasn't attacking the edge which we did earlier extremely effectively.
I'm still not sure why we don't just have Gardner rollout with a run-pass option. That seems like our best play threatening the defense in multiple spots.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Thanks man, was just curious.||
Thanks man, was just curious.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||I wouldn't say it's commonly||
I wouldn't say it's commonly available. Here in NYC I believe only Time Warner and a few other providers carry it. I have RCN and I can't get Big Ten Network, so have to stream or watch games at other peoples' places.
If they added some more East Coast schools, I'm assuming the other cable carriers will pick up BTN as well.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||It's Galt...||
|2 years 2 weeks ago||I think recruiting rankings||
I think recruiting rankings can't really properly evaluate something that is key to how a player pans out: individual work ethic.
Just like instinct, some players just have it and others don't. This is the reason someone like a 2-star J.J. Watt can come in to Wisconsin at like 230 lbs and then turn into an NFL draft pick.
I just don't think there is any way to reliably predict work ethic, as you don't know how all the players will react to their adjustments in college, the status they get, the distractions, etc.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||http://www.lsufootball.net/tv||
This link basically has the information for every game out there.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Hoke has stated that Countess||
Hoke has stated that Countess is normally the gunner on punt coverage.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||I'm not disputing any of the||
I'm not disputing any of the facts that you state. They are are true and good. My point is that a Big Ten team, if the Big Ten is really to claim a spot as one of the nation's foremost conferences, should never struggle with any of htese teams that you have metnioned. I'm not saying you shouldn't schedule these teams or anything... just when you do you should annhillate them.
Credit to the FCS when it is due... THe other side is that the Big Ten should be doing better.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||I mean, I have nothing but||
I mean, I have nothing but fondness for Northern Iowa... I've been to some games there and I have run multiple track meets in the Unidome. They recruit the best talent they can get (top Iowa talent mixed with some elsewhere, they have a great track program), but they should never even come close to the talent level of a Big Ten team.
Basically you are making my point... There is no reason for any defending conference champ to lose to a better than average FCS team. There is also no reason for any team in the Big Ten to lose to a team that is in a whole division lower than itself. It's like another App. State...
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Found a way to win? Against||
Found a way to win? Against competition that is barely a level above FCS?
I would hope that the Big Ten would be doing more than "finding a way to win" vs. Northern Illinois and Northern Iowa... Those teams should not be in the same sentence as any Big Ten team. I know for a fact that Northern Iowa cannot come anywhere near the talent level of any Big Ten school, since I used to live in Cedar Falls.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||They have defenses that may||
They have defenses that may be statistically as good as Bama's. This does not account for the fact that Bama has a much stronger strength of schedule than either of those teams. We will be able to move the ball much easier against either of those defenses- key word being easier relatively and not necessarily easy overall.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Big Ten looks like shit this||
Big Ten looks like shit this year...
|2 years 8 weeks ago||To the above posts, it's not||
To the above posts, it's not really like there is a massive talent gap though. The announcers mentioned that Gilman essentially has a potential D1 prospect playing every position (probably exaggeration). I don't think the problem is that they are compeltely phsyically outclassed; it's more that they are just playing very soft.
For what its worth, the games that have been ranked vs. ranked have also been fairly lopsided, as far as I've seen.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||To the earlier poster's||
To the earlier poster's point, this is looking like another one of those lopsided high school games on ESPN 3. The only game I've watched that wasn't really one sided was the Joliet Catholic vs. Providence Catholic one.
Man, Gilman just looks lethargic as hell, like they don't even want to be there. That many penalties is inexcusable. They are playing like shit, but it seems that they have a lot of the phsyical ability to play with Moeller. They have just been killing themselves.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Surprisingly balanced offence||
Surprisingly balanced offence from Hermitage, lots of passing. You would think with Green they would be a pounding offense but lots of throws and QB runs.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Awesome, looks pretty||
Awesome, looks pretty comprehensive just judging on size alone. Thanks for putting it out there.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||FYI I think the event was||
FYI I think the event was sent out via the NYC AA emails I think a few months out. I have gotten several of them, and it seemed they increased in frequency as we got closer.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||To be honest, I think this is||
To be honest, I think this is fairly true. I am a recent Michigan grad living in NYC and the other Michigan people here I know all have finance/consulting jobs. That's the reason they come to NYC; if you are looking for different types of jobs you probably wouldn't move to the most expensive city in the country. Not that I think this is cool or a good thing, I fucking hate NYC and the corporate atmosphere here for those of us working in those kind of jobs.
The other types of jobs here (retail/artsy/random stuff) seem to be all manned by people who graduated from good, but not great, schools which are regional to NYC, at least from my personal perspective. These are people who have basically lived in or near NYC their whole lives and love it. I'm assuming most of the Michigan people who do these jobs would just do it in Chicago/other Midwestern cities.