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|5 weeks 6 days ago||Huge fan of this series||
There have been some dissenting views on this, so I wanted to outwardly support the series. Lots of fun.
And, yes: that Venric Mark pick was BY FAR the worst of the entire draft. Calhoun at least has ideal size and athleticism for his position and no durability issues, so there's a decent chance he breaks out and justifies the hype. There is no universe in which Venric Mark over Melvin Gordon makes any sense, given the information at our disposal at this time.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||EDSBS Bowl donation||
I donated $80.79, for the final score of the 1989 NCAA Basketball Championship game.
Yes, wrong sport, but WHATEVA, I DO WHAT I WANT.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I am so damn happy for that kid||
I have zero opinion about him as a player or whether we should have offered him or someone else. And right now, I don't care.
All I know is there's this kid that has always dreamed of playing QB for Michigan, and his life-long dream came true today. We can all relate to that.
Congratulations, Alex. All the best.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Two quick things||
First of all, this is really cool analysis. Two items:
(1) What's Coach K's rank in the final (best and worst removed) metric?
(2) Oliver Purnell is now at DePaul.
|23 weeks 10 hours ago||Bravo||
Excellent work, Ace.
One tip: I think it would have been more instructive to show the plays that led to Stauskas getting fouled, rather than showing his actual free throw makes.
But that was really excellent. The pick-and-roll section was great - you could really see how difficult it is to defend him on the P-and-R. He beat so many different types of P-and-R defense.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Winning without class?||
How would the Sparties respond if someone on the team - let alone the coach - said "We've beaten them 5 out of 7 times, so where's the threat?"
|30 weeks 1 day ago||Re: Free whiskey||
Brian, I like whiskey as much as you do, but free whiskey would be a terrible idea. Whiskey-makers wouldn't have any incentive to make a high-quality product, and so all the free whiskey would be of terrible quality.
Unless you, as King, forced them to make a small batch of top-shelf stuff just for you ... but then it wouldn't really be free, would it?
|33 weeks 18 hours ago||Yes!||
I included Utah as one of the 5 teams I can watch on NBA League Pass Broadband for just this reason. I'm looking forward to checking out his progress this season.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Fine||
How about last year, when we had 3 fifth-year seniors on the offensive line, one of whom was a budding star under the former regime? If the only problem is experience, why did the interior line suck LAST year?
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Winner||
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Most damning quote possible||
Came from Heiko's "counterpunt":
"The next time Michigan executes a proper constraint against an opponent that over-defends a base play will be the first time."
|37 weeks 6 days ago||Packaged plays?||
Watching the game live I thought I saw Michigan run a couple of packaged plays, one of which was a pass completion to Chesson.
I didn't comment here given the rage-storm, but I figured you'd pick it up on the UFR. Was I seeing things, or did we run a couple of packaged plays?
EDIT: Your description of the play was "Inside zone looking play to a pop pass to Chesson". When I watched it live, I thought Gardner was reading a linebacker there.
|38 weeks 21 hours ago||RAGE||
Says our Offensive Coordinator: "You guys have been Michigan fans for a while right? You saw what happened before we got here."
Yes. I saw Denard Robinson complete 62% of his passes and account for 4,200 yards in an offense that was gearing up to be a death machine. Thanks for reminding me, jerk.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||???||
Do you really think opposing teams didn't have video proof of how stupid Borges could be until Brian posted this?
(How do you think Penn State knew they could stack the box like they did?)
|41 weeks 6 days ago||Works for me||
Then bulk up Frank Clark another 10-12 pounds for next year and have him replace some of Jibreel Black's reps at the 3-tech.
|43 weeks 1 day ago||That was great, Ace||
And I love that Nix has a sense of humor about all this.
|44 weeks 1 day ago||James Ross||
I'm partial to James Ross completely obliterating Zurlon Tipton so he couldn't recover the fumble.
|44 weeks 1 day ago||Argh||
Resisting the urge to think about how much better the interior o-line could have been last year if they'd incorporated more zone running plays.
|44 weeks 5 days ago||Phenomenal work, Brian et al.||
|45 weeks 2 days ago||Denard article in HTTV||
Brian - I understand that you may not be totally satisfied with that piece, but it was really damn good. I read it on a plane, and immediately had to take off my glasses to wipe my eyes - all the while looking around and praying nobody thought I was crying over a football player.
|45 weeks 6 days ago||I wish I could "-1" myself||
To answer a question posed by one of the tags, NO, nobody reads the tags.
Well done, Space Coyote. Troll level: MASTER.
|45 weeks 6 days ago||This is satire, right?||
Please be satire.
|49 weeks 4 days ago||We've got Hand||
And we're gonna need it.
|49 weeks 4 days ago||You guys||
Seriously. Come on, you guys.
|51 weeks 2 days ago||Cool stuff||
I can't help but think this somehow validates "Sharknado".
|1 year 4 days ago||Braden||
While also a 3-star, he was MGoBlog's Sleeper of the Year last year. Brian rated his ceiling as High and his excitement level as High:
|1 year 5 days ago||Brad Stevens turned down UCLA||
I suspect the only college he would have left Butler for was Indiana.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||A whopping three recruits with only one four-star ranking?||
Come on. You guys.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||^^THIS||
When you hear about that first step "get-off"...man, that's *exactly* what you're looking for in a 3-tech in a 4-3 under. It's a desirable trait in a NT as well (given the requisite size), but it screams PLAYMAKER at 3-tech.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Me too||
I'm glad I'm not the only one.
(1) The football team has no tradition to speak of (sorry, Anthony Thompson).
(2) The basketball team is a blue-blood, Mount Rushmore-caliber program.
(3) One of the basketball team's most conspicuous traditions is their candy-striped warmup pants.
Why not leverage the basketball tradition on the football side? I think the candy-striped chrome helmets are cool, and it's not like they're bastardizing any major football traditions by doing it.
Heck, I'd go further and use the candy-stripe feature more widely, perhaps with UTL-style jerseys. Do something creative like Northwestern did with their jerseys (leveraging the "Northwestern stripe").