"He makes it really easy on you as a coach because he has tremendous football instincts," Michigan tight ends coach Jay Harbaugh said. "Things come really naturally to him. He doesn't have to see things too many times. He has a good sense for how things should look and feel, and he's a tough, physical guy."
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|1 day 6 hours ago||Nussmeier was an unbelievable||
Nussmeier was an unbelievable letdown. He seemed like a potentially game-changing hire at the time. Maybe his hands were tied by Hoke (Brandon?), but he showed us nothing, as either an OC or QB coach.
|1 day 6 hours ago||I'm getting the impression||
I'm getting the impression that Jeff Casteel may not have been the panacea for our defensive woes under RR.
|1 day 7 hours ago||That reminds me of the creepy||
That reminds me of the creepy old bunny from Goodnight Moon.
|1 day 7 hours ago||For all his shortcomings, I||
For all his shortcomings, I don't think it's fair to pin 2014 on him. I do think we'd have been somewhat better offensively last year with Borges as OC. There were games when he and Gardner "clicked" in a way that never happened with Nussmeier. Senior-year Gardner never came close to the level he played at in the '13 ND and OSU games.
But it's for the best. If Borges had been retained, maybe we'd have eked out seven wins in 2014 and Hoke would still be our coach.
|1 day 14 hours ago||I'm surprised MSU's offensive||
I'm surprised MSU's offensive S&P+ ranking is that high when they've put up pretty ordinary numbers through four weeks. Is this still partially based on last season?
Minnesota and PSU's overall rankings also seem odd.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Do relocated games need to be||
Do relocated games need to be in indoor stadiums?
|1 day 14 hours ago||Imagine spending a||
Imagine spending a substantial sum of money on a trip to DC that includes airfare, hotel accommodations and tickets to the game, only to learn the day of - when you're already in College Park - that the game is going to be cancelled. You might be in a slightly less than good humor.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Whatever the case, it's good||
Whatever the case, it's good for us to play a road game at noon instead of at night before a fired-up crowd.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Brey has reached the Sweet 16||
Brey has reached the Sweet 16 twice in 15 years. Last year aside, he's basically been a slightly richer man's Amaker.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Is he Catholic? It's not||
Is he Catholic? It's not unusual for non-Catholics to attend Catholic high schools, especially when they're big sports schools.
|2 days 14 hours ago||They'd be pretty bummed, but||
They'd be pretty bummed, but most of the Spartan fans I know are more basketball-oriented. They've thoroughly enjoyed the last few seasons of football but they don't really expect it to last.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Scott's season high is 77||
Scott's season high is 77 yards and he's scored two TDs in four games. I need to see more of him before I call him an upgrade over Jeremy Langford.
|3 days 6 hours ago||If we win out, we'll be a||
If we win out, we'll be a 12-1 Big Ten champion on a 12-game winning streak with wins over OSU and MSU. That would be a playoff résumé, no question. I can't imagine we'd be snubbed if that happened.
Whether we can pull it off on the field is the question.
|3 days 6 hours ago||There's a scorching hot take||
There's a scorching hot take in the comments section:
|3 days 7 hours ago||Thankfully?||
Muddy football is awesome.
|3 days 8 hours ago||Is that the standard Canadian||
Is that the standard Canadian pronunciation of "cauliflower"?
|3 days 11 hours ago||Nothing is guaranteed, for||
Nothing is guaranteed, for sure, but when you have a guy who passed for 3,000 yards and 28 TD as a freshman, he's got to be considered the early favorite. I don't know what the deal was last year, but his 2013 season shows that he's got a lot of talent. Didn't they change OCs, or QB coaches?
|3 days 11 hours ago||This all presupposes that he||
This all presupposes that he dislikes playing college football. If he enjoys it, the answer to your question is straightforward.
|3 days 11 hours ago||It's not necessarily that||
It's not necessarily that Harbaugh would be "chasing off" Meyer. I just don't know if Meyer wants to be a college coach forever. He's climbed the mountain three times already.
Chip Kelly inherited a 4-12 Philly team and took them to the playoffs his first two years. Even if they stagnate now, I'm not sure how that could be constituted as flaming out.
|3 days 13 hours ago||I wouldn't necessarily say||
I wouldn't necessarily say that. Spread elements are creeping into the NFL. He'd have to cut down significantly on QB rush attempts, but he could still do a lot of his other stuff.
Whether he would be a good NFL coach, I have no idea. Certainly he could be exposed at that level when his QBs have to make much tougher reads. But he might want to try it out. He can't prove anything else at the college level.
|3 days 14 hours ago||Hackett doesn't follow||
Hackett doesn't follow fashion trends. He creates them.
|3 days 14 hours ago||Well, he's not an NFL coach||
Well, he's not an NFL coach now, but the man's about 50 years old and already has won three national titles. His college legacy is secure regardless of what he does from here on out (barring some sort of Sanduskyesque scandal). I could see him eventually wanting to give the pros a shot.
|4 days 2 hours ago||I respect the guy for putting||
I respect the guy for putting himself out there, but he's trying too hard.
|4 days 6 hours ago||That's not necessarily true.||
That's not necessarily true. Successful teams sometimes have players-only meetings. It usually isn't about the coach at all - it's usually about the captains wanting to clear the air with their teammates. It gives players a chance to speak their minds to their teammates when they might not feel comfortable doing so in the presence of the coaches.
If the coach doesn't know about the meeting, though, that is a bit weird.
|4 days 6 hours ago||I'm pretty sure the book Fab||
I'm pretty sure the book Fab Five talks about some players-only meetings. It didn't mean the players gave up on Fish.
|4 days 6 hours ago||One of the best blog names||
One of the best blog names ever.
|4 days 7 hours ago||Woodson had a pick but did||
Woodson had a pick but did not score. We didn't use him much on offense in the early weeks when it was hotter weather.
|4 days 7 hours ago||META = More Enthusiasm Than||
META = More Enthusiasm Than All (the rest of mankind).
|4 days 7 hours ago||Good call. We had 700 yards||
Good call. We had 700 yards of offense and our OL was the "player" of the game.
|4 days 7 hours ago||On another note, I remember||
On another note, I remember there being a site archive arranged by month (I think) but it seems to be gone. What happened there?