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|30 weeks 3 days ago||Does Bollman call the plays?||
Does Bollman call the plays? I thought I read somewhere that he isn't handling those duites.
|31 weeks 3 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!
|51 weeks 1 day 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 18 weeks ago||Good post, but you may want||
Good post, but you may want to edit your title with a "<=" sign instead.
|1 year 21 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 32 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 32 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 32 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 32 weeks ago||Thanks man, was just curious.||
Thanks man, was just curious.
|1 year 33 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.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||It's Galt...||
|1 year 39 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.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||http://www.lsufootball.net/tv||
This link basically has the information for every game out there.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Hoke has stated that Countess||
Hoke has stated that Countess is normally the gunner on punt coverage.
|1 year 44 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.
|1 year 44 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...
|1 year 44 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.
|1 year 44 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.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Big Ten looks like shit this||
Big Ten looks like shit this year...
|1 year 45 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.
|1 year 45 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.
|1 year 45 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.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Awesome, looks pretty||
Awesome, looks pretty comprehensive just judging on size alone. Thanks for putting it out there.
|1 year 46 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.
|1 year 46 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.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||It's a team though. When one||
It's a team though. When one person screws up, they all screw up. His actions affect the team. It's unreasonable to argue otherwise, fair or not. Think of Sandusky's actions; they affected all of Penn State's current players who have absolutely nothing to do even with that era. But that's the way life is. There are consequences for your actions, and those consequences don't affect yourself but they affect others as well.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Is it just me or was the CTK||
Is it just me or was the CTK from two years ago super weird/awkward?
|1 year 48 weeks ago||This is exactly why I hate||
This is exactly why I hate the concept of using offseason unpadded camps and 7v7's to evaluate players... Touch football and real football are obviously two inherently different concepts.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||I wasn't talking about last||
I wasn't talking about last year, I'm talking about this year. Last year's talent at TE was much better than this year; Koger was a proven player (and could easily have been a decent NFL prospect had his development been different) and Watson was at least somewhat competant. Compare that to Brandon Moore, who has basically done nothing yet, and everyone behind him, who actually have done nothing yet.
I would only expect to see a lot of two TE sets if A.J. Williams comes in ready to play right away.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||It is a run-oriented offense,||
It is a run-oriented offense, but I highly doubt we will frequently utlize two TEs given our lack of talent and depth there. I would assume that we are in more receiver-heavy sets rather than double TE sets, and therefore it's crucial to have qualtiy receiver depth.
I'm not disagreeing with you on most of your points, but I do think that we probably won't emphasize TEs in this years offense making the need for receivers more crucial.