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|1 day 13 hours ago||Damnit Brian||
You're really making it hard for me to enter this season with low expectations. I want to believe that the D is elite, but I just feel like the O-Line is still "that bad", which in turn is making the D look better during the practices.
|1 week 1 day ago||I get what you're saying||
but I just don't see JT being anything close to what BM was, or will be, to be honest. That's just my e-pinion though. We'll find out if you're right though, once the season starts!
|1 week 1 day ago||Yeahhh||
I'm gonna have to disagree with you that being able to do the reads compensates for Braxton's playmaking abilities. How many drives did Braxton save by being able to buy time with his legs? I don't think there was anyone better than BM in NCAA at that. Again, I don't think JT is going to be awful or anything. I just don't think the offense will be nearly the threat it was under BM.
|1 week 1 day ago||He's certainly not terrible||
But no way is that kid anywhere near as agile and explosive as Braxton. BM was easily a once in a generation talent (exhibit A below, his freshman year highlights). I don't think OSU is going to be awful this year at all, but I wouldn't be surprised if they lost 3 or even 4 games.
|1 week 3 days ago||Not trying to rain on anyone's parade||
but I'd put money on the OL being terrible, and the DL being competent, versus an average OL and a tremendous DL.
|1 week 5 days ago||This.||
you did a better job explaining than I did.
|1 week 5 days ago||Would not be surprised||
if true. I guess I'm speaking more from anecdotal memories of Denard (and Devin too) from the past couple years. I just feel like a pro-style offense is in a better position if the QB goes down versus the starting QB in a spread offense. Again, this is just my intuition and not backed by any data or anything.
|1 week 5 days ago||This is exactly why||
I'm more comfortable with a pro-style offense. I agree with Brian that the spread w/ mobile QB is the best schemetic offense, however the risk of injury to the QB is just too high in my opinion. It just seems that running a QB 15-20 times a game is just not sustainable over 3-4 years. With all that being said, fuck Ohio.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Not trying to be negative nancy||
but last year during fall camp the defense was getting rave reviews. We later came to find out it was because the offensive line was so inept. I'm not necessarily saying that it's true for this year, but I'm not believing any hype until they play against another team.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Doug Karsch||
I like the guy a lot and what he has to say, but his voice is grating to my ears. Count me as someone who's happy he's not the play-by-play guy.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||touche||
|4 weeks 1 day ago||31 nights, 32 days if you||
31 nights, 32 days if you include today. Why you gotta buzzkill it, anyway?
|4 weeks 1 day ago||lol||
|33 weeks 6 days ago||ummm, yeah....||
These threads are the worst.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||MATT MILLEN||
IS SOOOO STUPID. This guy needs to shut the hell up. JESUS H CHRIS who would ever put this guy in a booth?
|35 weeks 6 hours ago||l love me some Mattison||
But I swore after this season I refuse to believe any more hype. The only way I'll believe it is if I see it on the field.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||I like this post||
and I agree. I always felt that some people thought Brian can't do certain things, when in reality, this is his blog, he can do whatever the hell he wants. Just because someone trolls this blog for a decade to accumulate more points than there are hours in that time span does not mean their opinions are valid.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||The best thing about this awful football team||
is that I feel Brian is at his best when he's the dejected writer.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||This is Michigan fergodsake||
Chip Kelly would walk across the country for the position of OC under the great Brady Hoke.
|43 weeks 20 hours ago||Welllll...||
ya know, we just have to bring a physical type of mentality to the game and make sure we get off our blocks. Michigan State has a good defense, that'll be ready for us. We just have to make sure we're physical and that we're ready to compete.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||This thread||
|45 weeks 5 days ago||Vote for me||
I promise as offensive coordinator I will do the following:
|48 weeks 1 day ago||Dude||
You are the worlds biggest buzzkill. I liked the board better when you were banned.
|48 weeks 1 day ago||Do you hear the people sing?||
Singing the song of angry men
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again!
when the beating of your heart
Echos the beating of the drum
there is a life about to start
when tomorrow comes!
|48 weeks 5 days ago||umm||
That's not talking out of both sides of my mouth. My point was that they're not true freshman - these guys have been in the system now for 2 years, so inexperience shouldn't be the excuse. And don't call me bro, bro.
|48 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah...||
I'm usually pretty rational when it comes to this stuff, but the offensive line has regressed year after year. I understand that the line is young, but these guys aren't true freshman. I don't obviously think Funk should be fired tonight, but at some point there needs to be accountability. Our O-Line has more talent than half of the FBS, yet they play like an FCS team.
|48 weeks 5 days ago||FIRE FUNK||
|48 weeks 5 days ago||Purdue||
Is quite possibly one of the most pathetic teams I have seen this year. They can't run the ball, they can't throw veritcal, they can't stop the rush or generate any pass rush, and their secondary blows coverages all day long. I took them as they were given 24 points, and I'm at a loss of words with how bad they are.
|49 weeks 20 hours ago||...||
|1 year 6 days ago||What game||
I don't remember any game