no, YOU'RE off topic
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- Take out starters when the game is decided
- Have capable backups (make sure that they know where their helmets are)
- Coaching should discuss injuries to some degree - I dont think anybody is asking for full disclosure and details, but how does it hurt the team or any of the players if the coach says:"He has a lower body injury. It's more nagging than serious. Trainers said it'll be week to week to see when he is at full speed. We'll test him this week in practice. If he's safe to play, and gives us the best chance to win, he'll play." I have listened to LOTS of coaching press conferences. That response is meaningless, but far less antagonistic than Brady's usual BS.
|6 days 8 hours ago||Man, I thought I had dibs||
I posted the SB QB list in the forums a few days ago.
I thought it was a cool bit of data too.
|1 week 3 days ago||Agreed completely||
HoF QBs have been involved in a lot of SBs.
When I was making this list I was surprised by how many names appeared more than once.
I was even more surprised that the 'caliber' of college ran across a huge range.
|1 week 3 days ago||fair point||
But isn't the value of a kicker best in close games?
Especially the mid-range FG, which is the kind that would occur most often in NCAA OT.
|1 week 4 days ago||Superbowl quarterbacks||
Here is the list of specifics, listed by SB#.
Listed as win > loss. There are 2 SBs that I listed 2 QBs (which I did not enter into the list above). SBIII is Morrall and Unitas, SB V is Morton and Staubach. Only the first listed was included in the previous list. Also, when 2 schools are listed, they should be in order of attendance.
Please to enjoy:
SB I: Bart Starr (Bama) > Len Dawson (Purdue)
SB II: Bart Starr (Bama) > Daryle Lamonica (ND)
SB III: Joe Namath (Bama) > Earl Morrall (MSU) – Unitas (Louisville)
SB IV: Len Dawson (Purdue) > Joe Kapp (Cal)
SB V: Unitas (L’ville) > Morton (Cal) / Staubach (Navy)
SB VI: Staubach (Navy) > Bob Griese (Purdue)
SB VII: Griese (Purdue) > Billy Kilmer (UCLA)
SB VIII: Griese (Purdue) > Fran Tarkenton (UGA)
SB IX: Bradshaw (Louisiana Tech) > Fran Tarkenton (UGA)
SB X: Bradshaw (Louisiana Tech) > Staubach (Navy)
SB XI: Stabler (Bama) > Fran Tarkenton (UGA)
SB XII: Staubach (Navy) > Morton (Cal)
SB XIII: Bradshaw (Louisiana Tech) > Staubach (Navy)
SB XIV: Bradshaw (Louisiana Tech) > Farragamo (Cal, Nebraska)
SB XV: Plunkett (Stanford) > Jaworski (Youngstown St)
SB XVI: Montana (ND) > Ken Anderson (Augustana)
SB XVII: Theismann (ND) > Woodley (Louisiana St)
SB XVIII: Plunkett (Stanford) > Theismann (ND)
SB XIX: Montana (ND) > Marino (Pitt)
SB XX: McMahon (BYU) > Eason (Ill)
SB XXI: Simms (Morehead St) > Elway (Stanford)
SB XXII: Doug Williams (Grambling St) > Elway (Stanford)
SB XXIII: Montana (ND) > Esiason (Maryland)
SB XXIV: Montana (ND) > Elway (Stanford)
SB XXV: Hostetler (WVU) > Kelly (Miami (YTM))
SB XXVI: Rypien (Wash St) > Kelly (Miami (YTM))
SB XXVII: Aikman (Oklahoma, UCLA) > Reich (Maryland)
SB XXVIII: Aikman (Oklahoma, UCLA) > Kelly (Miami (YTM))
SB XXIX: Young (BYU) > Humphries (No Louisiana)
SB XXX: Aikman (Oklahoma, UCLA) > Neil O’Donnell (Maryland)
SB XXXI: Favre (So Miss) > Bledsoe (Wash St)
SB XXXII: Elway (Stanford) > Farve (So Miss)
SB XXXIII: Elway (Stanford) > Chandler (wash)
SB XXXIV: Warner (No Iowa) > McNair (Alcorn St)
SB XXXV: Dilfer (Fresno St) > Kerry Collins (PSU)
SB XXXVI: Brady (Mich) > Warner (No Iowa)
SB XXXVII: Brad Johnson (FSU) > Gannon (Delaware)
SB XXXVIII: Brady (Mich) > Delhomme (Louisiana-Lafayette)
SB XXXIX: Brady (Mich) > McNabb (Syracuse)
SB XL: Roethlisberger (Miami (NTM)) > Hasselbeck (BC)
SB XLI: Peyton Manning (Tenn) > Grossman (Fla)
SB XLII: Eli Manning (Miss) > Brady (MICH)
SB XLIII: Roethlisberger (Miami (NTM)) > Warner (No Iowa)
SB XLIV: Brees (Purdue) > Peyton Manning (Tenn)
SB XLV: Rodgers (Cal) > Roethlisberger (Miami (NTM))
SB XLVI: Eli Manning (Miss) > Brady (MICH)
SB XLVII: Flacco (Delaware) > Kaepernick (Nevada)
SB XLVIII: Wilson (NC St, Wisconsin) > Peyton Manning (Tenn)
|1 week 4 days ago||Superbowl quarterbacks' colleges||
Here is the list of Superbowl quarterbacks colleges.
I only included the last school the QB attended (i.e. Wilson = wisconsin, Aikman = UCLA, etc).
This is listed as wins / losses.
The top of the list: Norte Dame 5/2, Purdue 4/2, Stanford 4/2, Alabama 4/0, Louisiana Tech 4/0, Michigan 3/2, UCLA 3/1.
Here is the whole list:
Superbowl quarterback colleges (win / lose)
Alcorn State:0 /1
Boston College: 0/1
Florida State: 1/0
Fresno State: 1/0
Louisiana Lafayette: 0/1
Louisiana Tech: 4/0
Louisiana State: 0/1
Miami (NTM): 2/1
Miami (TYM): 0/3
Morehead State: 1/0
Northern Iowa: 1 /2
Northern Louisiana: 0/1
Southern Miss: 1/1
Syracuse : 0/1
Washington St: 1 /1
Youngstown St: /1
|1 week 6 days ago||U||
|3 weeks 4 days ago||"Burst" of wheatleys||
|3 weeks 4 days ago||The internet||
Nobody lies on the internet.
I'm a French model.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Regarding Twitter 'News'Who's||
Regarding Twitter 'News'
|11 weeks 2 days ago||This||
is a big part of why I read the blog.
Great post. Thanks.
I actually feel a little bit better about being a fan, knowing that Mr. Renfew would still be cheering.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Mattison||
There are multiple threads connecting JH and GM.
While I think it is still likely that GM leaves if/when Hoke gets fired, do you guys think that there is a reasonable chance the Mattison stays if Harbaugh gets hired?
Also, with an Interim AD, and Harbaugh's well estabilshed desire for control, there is a chance that JH would have some input into bringing in the new AD (as many high profile coaches are probably asked for their opinions in such cases) - something that may appeal to him even more than having as established AD in place.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Heiko 4AD 4eva||
Heiko 4AD 4eva
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Almost a good as his play today, his attitude||
I miss seeing this enthusiasm. He is so excited in the post-game. It's completely infectious. I'm literally smiling now, just having watched him.
Here's the post-game presser w/ Denard:
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Denard||
I had a huge smile seeing Denard's numbers scroll across the TV today.
A few of those runs looked like they were almost broken even bigger, too.
Hopefully this is the start of a good year for him!
|15 weeks 1 day ago||more basic||
I think Hoke was answering a more existential question.
Yes, Henry has a physical mass. Yes, that mass could have been on the field.
Matter can neither be created nor destroyed, so technically, if we NEEDED him, he could have gone out there - alive or dead.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||YES PLEASE||
This was absolutely even funnier the second time!
|15 weeks 5 days ago||agreed||
I agree that there is a huge disconnect about all the injuries. Play/dont play.
Three injury related points:
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Impressed with defensive||
Impressed with defensive playcalling in the second half. The D seemed determined to give up nothing. When DG got taken out (I almost said when he got hurt, but that was weeks ago), I literally said 'we better shut them out the rest of the way.' The D came through big time. After the game vs Rutgers I wasn't sure what they would look like out there.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||strangely refreshing||
GM's reponse to the MGoQuestion was a really good answer.
He doesn't throw the kid under the bus. Nevertheless, he details the play and the flaw. No vague hand-waving, no obfuscation. No silly, 'let's coach moar harderest'.
I will miss him next year. I find him really engaging in the pressers.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||thanks||
I love that the comments thread is grad school football.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||understandably frustrating||
Going into the season I thought the defensive backfield would be a relative strength (at least the corners). With the depth and talent at CB I thought swicthing to man would be a great idea, and take some coverage pressure off of the safeties.
This post really clarifies how difficult the transition is for the CBs. Perhaps it's personel, perhaps it's position coaching, perhaps some of it is playcalling (when you are telegraphing zone or man you lose any advantage).
Regardless, I have to assume it's hard enough to teach that Blake Countess is having a hard time picking it up.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||overly simplistic||
Saying Blake has regressed is overly simplistic. It's like saying Jake Ryan has regressed. JMFR is literally playing a different position. BC is playing a drastically different technique on a huge number of plays. The difference may seem somewhat subtle, but I thought this post made his new duties really really clear. Perhaps I should go back to last year and find some threads on his good technique in zone coverage /shrugs.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||JUB||
More love for JUB.
I have posted to his Twitter feed and found him to be gracious and engaging.
I will pretty much read anything he writes at this point.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Dave Brandon||
Hoke says that he has not talked to DB about this. IT WAS ON THE NEWS! It's front page ESPN and YAHOO!
Even if the medical staff says, "we told the Coach Hoke that Shane was 100% ok to play" and Shane's mom said "Play him, coach!" and the ghost of Dave Duerson came back from the great beyond and said "concussions are no big deal, he'll be fine", even then, you'd think DB would make a phone call, no? How can the University be investigating, or reviewing their policies, or establishing new guidelines, if the AD isn't talking the the coach?
After a humilitaing home loss, shouldn't the AD, y'know, at least CHECK IN with the coach? If *I* had an employee take a dump in the lobby then roll around in it, I'd probably make a phone call.
How can Brandon NOT HAVE EVEN HAD A CONVERSATION with Hoke?
That is so utterly outrageous, it might be true.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Redemption||
31 - 21 Michigan
(earlier post said 31-21 Utah, I think he meant 21-31, but will leave it to the format gurus to call it).
|26 weeks 1 day ago||A quick fix||
Know what would help?
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Dude||
|1 year 4 weeks ago||coaching goals||
Love this post.
+1 all over
IMO the goal of position coaches is to improve what you have. Sometimes that means taking somebody who is 1 star and developing into a 2 star. It does not mean making everybody a 5-star. We saw consistent mistakes all year. The UFRs on both sides of the ball revealed players making the same mistakes all year.
I think most fans understand that giving up rushing yards to OSU was going to happen and struggling to get yards on the ground vs MSU was going to happen this year. However, failing to pick up the A-gap blitz, failing to wrap up tackles, failing to hold edge contain . . . these are all technical issues. Coaches at this level need to coach technique. Were they so worried about coaching play-calling that they skipped this for the whole year?
When Hoke sees the same mistake from the same unit for several games in a row, what is his response? I really could care less about what he says in the press conference. It's his job to be supportive and boring in the presser. So his responses there dont interest me, the changes from game to game are the things that interest me. And while we would occassionally see wierd aberations (offense vs OSU), 90% of the time we simply saw the mistakes repeating themselves.
Perhaps they were teaching technique and the guys need more time. I am prepared to give him another year. I dont think 10 wins next year is realistic, but perhaps 8 dominant wins with 4 close losses might be signs of improvement. Style points dont count . . . except when you are grading the players for fundamental levels of improvement.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||So many typos||
Sorry folks - trying to do this from my phone.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Road games||
Road games are always risky.