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|2 years 10 weeks ago||Personal Foul Penalty on 4th Quarter Kickoff||
I did a search and couldn't find a post on this, but on the 15 yd penalty on the Purdue player late in the game (10 mins left in 4th, after the Gibbons FG to put us up 34-13), did the replay look like a Michigan player threw a punch first at the Purdue kid? I was listening to the radio feed while watching the game, so I didn't hear if the TV guys brought it up (they showed the replay). I haven't read any of the post-game transcripts so I wasn't sure if the question was brought up to Hoke. Anyone else see/confirm this for me?
I don't download torrents, and I imagine the play won't show up on UFR's or "Every Snap" videos, so that's why I am asking.
By the way, not trolling, so those waiting to overreact to the question, go have a drink. This is a genuine question in the interest of finding a genuine answer.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Redshirting Rules||
I thought that the redshirting rules changed a bit, so technically these guys can still all redshirt. Am I wrong here?
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Agree with Brandon's first statement||
I actually like what he said, as I have the same opinion. The biggest issue, though, is that teams are ranked before every game is played. Everybody agrees that the ranking system is something that changes week-to-week, so why not just wait until the last week to release it? I know this will never happen, because those that vote would still compile a private ranking system, and lord knows ESPN will have their "informal rankintology" every Monday. I've always been under the impression that when a team has an opinion on whether they should be in the National Championship game or not, the cause of such ire is on the voter's shoulders, not the BCS's. This issue won't end if a tournament is adopted, unless guaranteed spots are given to conference champions only (which still poses problems because conferences rarely play every other team in their conference)
I like the bowl system because kids have the opportunity to play a team they may never play again in a city they may have never visited nor may ever visit again. Creating a tournament only gives you a tournament champion (see college basketball).
Scenario 1: (1) Undefeated Team
(2) Undefeated Team
(3) 1-loss team
(4) 2-loss team
If (4) beats (1), (3) beats (2), and (4) beats (3), was (4) the best team in college football? Probably not, they were just the best team over a two-week period in a tournament. How would that be any less mythical o than those that use "MNC" somewhere in their online lexicon?
/it's like 85 degrees in Arizona; no real reason to complain, I guess.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Agreed||
I have always said that, if I ever became a coach, my first statement would be, "Talk about is not a question. 'Could you talk about' is a question, but not a question that I will answer. You have 3 hours to think of something substantive, so inspire yourself to contribute something worthwhile."
|3 years 12 weeks ago||My wife||
I am lucky enough to have a wife that always sees me on this site and doesn't chastise me about it. She is now interested in the "face palm guy" and "Lloyd Brady" and which cat picture makes the "intangibles" each week. So, I looked away for a second after the touchdown and I hear, "There he is!!!" and I say, "The face-palm guy?" and she says, "No, Lloyd Brady!". I literally laughed for almost a straight minute that my wife who never followed college football is now pointing out a college student with a made up name created on a sports blog.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Getting to the game||
My wife and I land at Midway at 4pm that Saturday. What's the easiest, quickest and cheapest route to the game? We already have tickets. Bus? Cab? Rent a car?
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Reality TV Fantasy Draft||
If you haven't read this on the site, take some time with a nice drink and, of course, a sandwich. Genius even for the 99% of us that don't watch reality tv.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Anyone who says||
Anyone who says we DIDN'T waste our first round pick is an idiot. We have 1st round money now invested in 2 people at the same position. With the salary cap, we cannot afford elite level players at each position group if we are investing a lot of money to just one of those groups. After the 1st round, we still need every single high-priority position that we did before the draft even began. We may be able to get to the QB more easily, but that certainly won't stop our OLBs and CBs from being taken advantage of. Double moves, 5-wide sets, screens, etc. can all be used to tame an aggresive Dline.
How this is not being compared to WR I, WR II, WR III is beyond me. Now, if we had a rookie salary cap, I would be upset, but not as upset. You just can't, in this league, have 2 1st-rounders at the same position and succeed as an up-and-coming team.
4:59pm Thursday: OT, OLB, CB
4:59pm Friday: OT, OLB, CB
As for impact, both Smith and Prince would've had a bigger impact because they would be an upgrade at a position of need.
With KVB back, I think we could've had the best DL in the league without Fairley and an upgraded back 7 with a 1st round CB.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||97 grad||
Our end zones were painted blue but the field was a green astroturf that peeled off skin with every tackle.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Delaney||
I can't believe that the Commissioner of a conference would come out publicly and essentially say, "These names stink (stink), and we need new ones" only for the rotten stinkpiles to stay. Will Delaney come out with a statement saying, "My bad" or "Upon furter review, the play stands as called"? Only way to put the heat on himself for initially acknowledging the 90% of us who were obviously "wrong".
|3 years 49 weeks ago||Cosine||
/SOH CAH TOA'd
|3 years 50 weeks ago||Prediction||
Harbaugh has a deal in principle with Denver to become the new Bronco coach. At the last second, Jeff Tedford is hired as the new coach. As Tedford is introduced by a local marching band, Tedford accidentally trips over the trombone player, causing Elway to proclaim himself the new Denver coach.
/redeem'd without the need of a helicopter twirl into the end zone
|3 years 51 weeks ago||In other words||
If you read the whole story, it is a grand pile of nothing.
"I believe that something will happen, but not because I want it to."
" I want something else to happen. That way, if either happens, I will be in the clear."
By the way, "95 percent of them were stunned" is meant to make the reader believe that it means 95% of ALL players, when in all honesty, it doesn't.
By the way, is there a website that tracks writers/analysts predictions (or better yet, preseason polls vs post-season polls)? Something to actually being accountability and a checks and balance mentality to sports media?
|4 years 1 week ago||TV Feed cut out||
I have looked at several Big Chill threads and haven't read anything about problems with the TV feed. I'm in Arizona, and with about 7 mins left in the game, the screen froze and went black until 10 minutes past the hour (football postseason show was on). Good thing was I got to see all of the goals. I know there are other Arizonians here....did your feed cut out as well?
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Would you turn the job down?||
Obviously, it's been shown that Josh was over his head with a head coaching gig, but would any of us have turned down the opportunity if it were presented to us? If I were a middle management guy (like a coordinator), I would still accept a job as a corporate head if it came up. I think any one of us would do the same.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Home team||
With MSU having more tickets allotted, is it safe to assume we are the away team? Unfortunate, if true, as I would love to see the home uniforms on New Years Day
|4 years 5 weeks ago||East Mesa||
Lived in north Scottsdale and now in east Mesa. Upper deck was bad cuz of overpriced subpar food. would be cool if Michigan came here for bowl game. Certainly a lot of Michiganders out here to pack the stadium! By the way, high school math teacher with huge Michigan banner hanging in classroom!
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Overtime||
Anyone know why it hasn't been brought up that all stats be frozen when OT starts?
|4 years 6 weeks ago||"We're gonna get younger..."||
Looks like RichRod is getting older by the day with this grrrrbij known as the secondary. Sidenote: rumors of moving back to a 4-3 under with Roh goin all "Put me in Coach..as long as when I'm in, I'm a Defensive End". What are the chances we get destroyed and the number of posts TOTAL are cut by half? That's called apathy, children.
/already drunk on Friday thinking about Saturday
/it's only rum and coke, no need for an intervention...
/should those sentences be bullet points since, collectively, they make no sense?
|4 years 7 weeks ago||Shame||
Did anyone else notice the running plays going to the side of the defensive line where a 4th defensive lineman would normally line up? Then, when Martin went out, the runs just kept going up the middle. Eesh..get well Mike. Get the playbook quickly Mr. Washington
|4 years 7 weeks ago||Bar||
We go to the bar my friend....we go to the bar...
|4 years 7 weeks ago||Defense||
The offense struggled only a few times all night. How many 3 and outs have we all seen throughout our Michigan football lives? We knew what RichRod brought to the table: offense and a militaristic mentality in terms of training, practicing, and motivation. The defense is terrible. We know that, but I think all of us have been waiting for a bit of a tweak in scheme and play-calling, and not necessarily positions. I wouldn't be surprised if GERG resigned. I wouldn't be surprised if we didn't win another game this year. I wouldn't be surprised if we stayed with the 3-3-5 (oops, I mean multiple fronts) defense. We are so focused on the offense getting us out of trouble that I think we may forget just what it is this offense is doing on a week-to-week basis. It is mind-blowing. Instead of posts on RR, maybe we should put all of our energy into focusing on everything and anything defense. If you're friends with defensive HS kids, recruit em. If you're friends with defensive coordinators, bring a dictaphone and ask a bunch of questions. We are Michigan, and if we are all in then it is time for us to do soemthing about this travesty called defensive football.
Go Blue. Go BO. Go Blitz. Go Hit Somebody. Go Wrap Up. Go Recruit. Go Do Something
|4 years 7 weeks ago||Harbaugh||
Recalling Brian's preview, which happens quicker:
1. GERG's resignation
2. Brian's 1st story on Harbaugh
|4 years 9 weeks ago||Pretty||
"The answer to their troubles is simple. Turnovers, penalties, kicking game snafu's, and defensive missed assignments and tackling have cost them. If they eliminate these things and play a complete game, they'll win."
Isn't this the M.O. for any team to win? This man has played and participated in football for decades, and this is the best critique that he can muster up? If a member had posted this as a forum topic, he or she would be destroyed by "obvious" replies and comparative memes regarding skies being blue and water being wet. 22 defensive players on 2-deep, and 12 are underclassmen. Fundamentals come with time, and mistakes will be made. We knew this year would be tough on the defensive side of the ball, and that the kicking game would struggle because a walk-on beat a scholarship freshman last year. Oh yeah, and then Woolfolk got hurt and Will Campbell didn't develop and Obi became Obi of old and Vlad is still hurt and transferred and J.T. left and .....
|4 years 10 weeks ago||I-Formations||
Could be wrong, but isn't the one problem with stretching the field horizontally is that eventually the vertical threat doesn't become a factor (e.g., the redzone)? It is then that the simplicity of the offensive scheme gets a bit exploited. I would love for the team to go 2 or 3 wide with Denard under center.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||1st year||
I think the 1st year was Computer+Writers' Poll+Coaches Poll. Now it is Computer+Coaches Poll. The coaches will NEVER convince me that they watch all of the games, and so their opinion is just as comforting as the writers' opinions used to be. In other words...not very. I want just Computer. No votes. No emotion. Just Computer. Somebody please embed a picture of Trapper Keeper from South Park
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Only Concern||
My only concern is that if you have a 6-team playoff, then teams ranked 7-9 may have an argument that they belong. This is the College Basketball paradox. 64 teams are invited, and immediately there are arguments for 5-10 teams that were "left out". I would love a system where a computer gives a score for strength of schedule based on some sort of crazy algorithm where the ideological and emotional biases or humans are totally tossed out. Right now, we have emotionally charged "writers" who want to lift up and bring down the big guys and consistently promote the little guy.
Muck Urban Freyer as well my friend.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Beautiful gesture by the team||
But I have to disagree to comparing the sentiment to Brock's Walk. The coaches and training staff never stopped and allowed Brock to do what he wanted. They pushed him. Hard. Harder than anyone else had up to that point. I applaud Brock 100 times more than this act of kindness (no disrespect against the sentiment, understand). Brock's Walk was a challenge accomplished. It still gives me chill just writing about it now. That was a hell of a moment in Michigan history, and will and SHOULD be replayed with all of the great moments in Michigan Stadium.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||100+ team round robin?||
The biggest problem with the current structure is the ranking of teams before every game is played. Texas was ranked #7 when they lost to UCLA, who is currently unranked. So, if Texas drops to #21, does that mean that UCLA beat the #7 team in the country, or the #21 team in the country? No one can honestly assess any college football team until after their last game has been played. To do otherwise unfairly handicaps teams competing for the championship game. If, as the experts say, the polls are fluid week to week, doesn't that mean that the last week is the only one that truly matters because it puts the entire season into perspective?
As far as a "playoff" being the answer because "they actually decide it on the field"...um, no they don't. Every team in college football has their own schedule, which does not include every other team in their conference, let alone every other team in the FBS. If college basketball has taught us anything, it's that a playoff doesn't crown the best team of the college season, they crown a tournament champion, which is hardly the same year after year, comparatively. It has also taught us that, apparently, 64 teams weren't enough for a tournament. Imagine the outrage by teams ranked 1 or 2 spots below the cut line for the college football tournament.
I love the bowls because it puts teams against one another who may never play each other again in a city the kids may never travel to again. It's a year-end gift for a season's test. I wouldn't want to trade that experience for a glass football voted on by people who see maybe 10% of the teams that they are voting for.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Mike Hall||
I believe he was the guy that won the ESPN "be the next "boom goes the dynamite" guy" contest, so it's no wonder he does the highlights the way he does. Then again, Dave Revsin's "NOWWWWW" at the end of his promos makes me laugh at him uproariously every single time I hear it. The only thing worse is that Friday Night Tailgate show. Holy hell, you must force yourselves to watch 5 straight minutes of that show. I've only been able to watch 3 straight minutes, which is one minute more than I could handle a Dane Cook standup...