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|9 hours 50 min ago||Funk can only be the second worst...||
Tony Gibson. That is all.
|9 hours 52 min ago||You're not overreacting||
If that's true, it's ridiculous. It's hard to imagine what this coaching staff thinks it's doing.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Still in progress||
They gave themselves a 10 day extension at the end of the initial 5 days. They emailed me today to ask for an address to which to mail the response, which I provided.
|4 days 7 hours ago||:(||
Sorry about your dog, and dad, and mom. Nightmares you can't wake up from are the worst. You have my sympathy.
|1 week 5 hours ago||He uses them consistently.||
He uses them consistently.
|1 week 8 hours ago||[you aren't] asking me, but i'll respond||
Earlier today I said (in some MGoBoard thread...maybe not this one) that I don't buy the narrative about a team-wide talent development problem. It seems right at QB, OL, and RB (and maybe I should add TE), but not elsewhere. I do not think the problem with Countess is how he is being coached. I think the problem is the scheme change, which I don't consider a talent development problem even though it was obviously the coaches' decision. Hopefully that makes sense. For what it's worth, I think Lewis has always been pretty good, and I don't have any opinion about how he's being coached. (I may be confusing Lewis and Stribling here, but I think Dear Leader thinks he's just stopped getting beat by perfect throws and/or phasing out of existence when the ball comes at the whim of a pissed-off gypsy.)
As for Stribling, I can't tell whether he got any snaps because I had a hard time distinguishing 6 and 8 on the jerseys from my seat during the game. Every time I thought he was in the game, it turned out to be Taylor.
ETA: I just realized you were asking somebody else. I am apparently an overactive OP today. Sorry.
|1 week 11 hours ago||I do.||
|1 week 12 hours ago||yeah yeah||
In my defense, you can be a heck of a muse.
|1 week 14 hours ago||an unrelated question for you||
Where do the conventions for abbreviations you use come from? I've never seen them before, but they seem to be completely unambiguous and easy to decipher, so I assume it's from some established newspaper or gambling typographic system.
|1 week 15 hours ago||It's my fault on this thread||
Usually the snarkers are to blame but I did it to myself here. But no worries--there is some real discussion above, and hopefully there will be more below.
|1 week 16 hours ago||yep||
From the OP:
The way this discussion board thing works is that you read the OP before you comment on it. /snark
|1 week 16 hours ago||one point of disagreement left||
I disagree with this, because (having had it pointed out to me already on this thread that it's hard to play in the NFL if you literally cannot play man) I think he's basically a depth CB and/or a practice squad player who earns his keep simulating zone defenders. I think it's easier to catch on as one of those things if you can get a team to spend a late-round draft pick on you than if you're an UDFA, and I think somebody would spend a late-round draft pick on Countess if he can record a few more interceptions next year. But I think that'll only happen if he's playing in a zone coverage scheme.
|1 week 16 hours ago||oh fuck off it's a metaphor||
[ETA: wait a minute...are you guys just quoting Austin Powers? My bad. Leaving this for posterity anyway.]
You can find hundreds more if you want, I'm sure.
|1 week 16 hours ago||Look upthread||
Blue in Yarmouth raised this issue upthread, where it already has one response. Please continue that discussion up there--it's an interesting question.
|1 week 16 hours ago||Yes.||
It is really surprising that BC has played so poorly this year after he'd looked so good early in his career. It's worth talking about.
I do think the #2 thing makes it more ironic than it'd otherwise be, though. (See tags.)
|1 week 17 hours ago||agree to disagree?||
If he can prove he's still an A+ zone merchant, I think he's easily worth a 6th/7th round pick. But I also think that's a reasonable thing to disagree about, so ok.
|1 week 17 hours ago||i'll play||
So I told you what advice I'd give him, and I'll tell you now as explicitly as I can that I think it's supportive to give people the advice that you think is actually in their best interest, even if they don't want to hear it.
Here's a related example: I have a student right now who is about to walk away from a 60k/year scholarship at my current SLAC doing something he's good at to transfer to a community college in order to pursue a degree in my field, with which he's fallen in love. I give him a new reason why this is a stupid idea every week, because I think it's a stupid idea. But I'll also write him a recommendation letter when he does it anyway, because I want to support him in whatever he ultimately decides to do. That's how to be supportive, IMO.
In Countess's case, I'd present him with all the reasons to transfer that I could, because that's what I think is in his professional best interest. I'd also support him if he decided to stay, of course, but I don't think whoever's advising him is being supportive if they're not advising him to the best of their ability, which will sometimes involve telling him what's true even if he's not inclined to believe it or act on it.
|1 week 17 hours ago||I know :)||
Why do you think I put the over/under so high on this otherwise good thread? I know how the internet works. I've just never seen a bear I didn't want to poke.
|1 week 17 hours ago||I mostly agree||
I hope I didn't seem mad at BC. I think it's sad that the staff changed schemes in a way that put him in a position to fail. (I kind of think the NCAA should have one-time no-fault transfer rules that allow student-athletes to switch programs if there's a scheme change, even if there isn't a coaching change.)
I'm not sure about the development issues on a team-wide level, though I do think there are serious questions about our RB, OL, and QB development. I agree that talent identification is a big problem when it comes to getting the most productive players on the field, although as recently as this summer we all thought this coaching staff was very good at identifying high school talent.
|1 week 17 hours ago||just couldn't resist||
…I know. That's why I did it. I'm sick, doc.
Substance: I don't think it's coaching. I think it's 100% a bad fit with the new scheme.
|1 week 17 hours ago||gimme fuel gimme fire gimme somethingsomethingsomething||
More supportive? If I were advising Countess, I would tell him to transfer to a program with an established zone coverage scheme. He has high-level skills that are not being used in this defense, and it's endangering his future in his craft. The fit is just bad for him in a press coverage scheme. It's best for the program if he stays, but I'm not sure that's best for him.
I really don't know how saying that is unsupportive of a student-athlete, though. I think he can be great and make it to the League if he gets himself on a zone coverage defense.
|1 week 17 hours ago||Wellllllll….||
I'm a Michigan grad x 3 and I am pretty sure I can be a dick on the internet with the best of them.
|1 week 17 hours ago||I believe PSU also got an||
I believe PSU also got an illegal blocker downfield call against them, which this site believes does not get called often enough.
|1 week 17 hours ago||So you're taking the over,||
So you're taking the over, eh?
|1 week 1 day ago||I don't understand why it||
I don't understand why it took so much to get DB to listen, but if he's finally listening, that's positive.
He should still be fired for cause for the post-concussion embarrassment, though. That was total moral bankruptcy and abjectly terrible leadership.
|1 week 1 day ago||I thought there was less||
I thought there was less piped-in music. I also didn't notice any ads for wedding rentals and that kind of stuff.
|1 week 2 days ago||This is false||
Morris did take part in pre game warmups. I watched him throw a pass.
|1 week 2 days ago||a simple request||
Can you post more? I get more points from upvotes for disagreeing with your stupidity than I can spend downvoting you.
|1 week 2 days ago||You are not as B1G as they||
You are not as B1G as they come. No conference should get two.
|1 week 2 days ago||Also MIA at AD tailgate||
My folks were at the official Athletic Department tailgate, where Brandon usually makes an appearance, and to their knowledge he did not show. President Schlissel was there, and talked about supporting the student-athletes.