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|1 day 5 hours ago||Thanks||
I understand your dilemma being in CA.
Until Bacon came out and said that, I had not thought about this perspective. I wondered why all our lineman, other than Glasgow, were basically under 300 lbs or really close despite coming in pretty big Figured they had "high metabolisms". Your perspective is appreciated.
Thank you for taking the time. I really look forward to this discussion. It could be one huge area the next coach can come in and make a quick and important improvement.
Maybe not do an Iowa and have 30 guys and their kidneys shut down, but get with more cutting edge ideas.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Question||
I tend to agree with your overall thesis, but can you get more spefic?
Do you have intimate knowledge of UM strength and conditioning program and can you critique it? Or are looking at the out come and making that judgement?
Truly not trying to argue with you, just want to understand where you are coming from.
|2 days 4 hours ago||Ditto||
Flick? Flick who?
|2 days 4 hours ago||Notre dame video||
That guy is major idiot. Not thinking he has played many competitive sports in his life, based on how he described receiver going out for pass.
FSU clearly talked to the refs about the first half touchdown and the ref was on the lookout for receievers who are not even going to act like they are going out for a pass. The outside receiver curled around the outside DB to ensure he could not get into coverage. The fact the pass is not out of QB's hands is meaningless, he would have picked up the flag if a running play. He was zeroed in on WR's setting picks/roadblocks.
This assclown just made it even more clear in my mind.
It was the right call.
|3 days 6 hours ago||Your welcome.||
You were at 1999 points, upvoted you just because!!!
|5 days 11 hours ago||I actually agree with you||
As I wake up today and read the News, review this blog and think back on the god damn stake. I am so mad. I want him gone. My whole point with the post was that we should be honest about what firing Hoke realy does. Nothing, but make us a feel better.
I am vindictive. I want him humiliated. Great guy but who cares anymore.
These poor players are so screwed right now, with or without Hoke. Just imagine being a dad of one of these guys trying to get to the NFL? My god, they can transfer but that does not really help. None of us really saw this coming. It is truly shocking.
This season can't end soon enough.
|6 days 2 hours ago||I agree||
The pockets weren't great, but the OL was not why we lost, our skill players Devin an Devin really hurt them. The nutbreaker was Devin's fumble. How would you like to bang your head against the wall all day as an OL with Devin at QB? Not saying OL was a powerhouse, but with a decent QB we could have competed today.
|6 days 2 hours ago||Agreed||
As bad as Gardner is ( as a QB, not as a human being) Morris is way worse. We are fucked this year. We really have no QB. Might as welll run the hell out of Gardner.
Just an observation from a layman: Does it not seem Gardner makes it worse when he gets rushed? He NEVER helps his offensive line out and extends the play? He just tucks and runs into somebody's back, after he lowers his eyes. I guess last year killed him or his just not a QB.
|6 days 2 hours ago||Totally disagree||
Liked him today (stopped watching in middle of third q, so if he got stupd after that, didn't see)
He really called out Hoke and the program. it needed to be said.
|6 days 2 hours ago||You're sayin there's a chance?||
Terrible plug on my avatar, but hey you guys laid out there for me.
|6 days 2 hours ago||what????||
Programs negotiate all the time with potential coaches, while they have a coach? Do you really think Jim will say, "oh they must be serious, they fired Brady" . Guaranteed alums or somebody has already put out feelers.
Once again, love to see brady fired as an angry fan, but what do we gain?
|6 days 3 hours ago||Agreed, but....||
It does not hurt anything, but what does it really help? We don't gain any recruits, who the hell is gonna coach? We don't get any advantages to getting a new fucking coach ( unless harbaugh was fired early by SF AND, a big And he wanted to coach here).
It would feel great as an angry fan, but honestly what do we gain?
That being said, I loved the announcers. I think Spielman called Hoke and his staff out when talking about not developing players. I loved it. Not always a fan of Spielman, but it was nice to see a "non" michigan fan calling the program out. Yes he may enjoy it but usually these guys stick to etiquette about criticising head coaches.
I truly believe the Hoke era will be looked at as worse that the RR era. Hokes first year was all RR guys. Not a huge RR fan either, just saying the taller midget is gonna be RR.
|6 days 3 hours ago||Thinking the same thing.||
Add this to the list of Jokes about Brandon/Hoke.
|1 week 4 days ago||Observation on Williams||
I am so glad you mentioned the Draw play.
During the game I was watching the defense align and they really didn't pay attention to Wiliams. Then at the snap the LB treated him like he had Ebola (timely, tasteless reference I know). It was amazing, they know he can't catch a pass and they ignore him.
I don't remember which game it was, I think Utah, where Williams was streaking down the sideline and Gardner underthrew him. It was the same thing, nobody guards him!!!!
How in the hell can we not put a bag of bones out there to at least catch and block? He is open all the time.
|1 week 4 days ago||Well played||
I chuckled at that one. Thank you.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Respectfully disagree||
Any recruit who looks in the stands and bases any part of their decision to come to M is crazy.
Lets think of the more important factors:
- Who the FuCk is gonna coach me next year?
- What offense/defense will I be in?
- How said offense/defense get me to the pro's?
- What other guys are coming in with me?
These are just a few that are much bigger impacts to a recuits decision.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks||
Ace, you are a pro. Thanks for keeping up your standards, no way this could have been easy to do right now. I personally am not real interested. Glanced through it because I am an idiot.
But many readers here still want to see it. Keep up great work, but can't wait until recruiting updates start in December/January those are gonna be "must reads"
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Agreed||
No need to neg you. But this is just so hollow. We have to live with the hell that MSU is a better program right now and has been for the last 8 years ( by far). Trying to find empty victories because our student section is better attended than MSU's. Yecccccch.
We just need to wallow in our self pity and focus on the coaching change. Until then, everything else is just window dressing. ( no more cc in the Mgoboard please)
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Fuckin A right||
You hit it on the nose Bronx. RichRod's first year was expected to be bad, maybe not that bad, but bad.
This year was not expected to be bad. So this is uncharted territory for this 49 year old M fan. Last year sucked, but the OL was so bad and we could blame borges. It was a blip on the radar. This year is totally unexpected. In the past I have anxiously read the ufr to pick up nuggets of improvement from the players, followed any recruiting gossip to see how bright the horizon was. Now it just seems so bleak. God damn it I am not used to M being happy with improvement against Utah, MN and Rutgers!!!!!! It makes no sense, it is truly cats and dogs living together, end of world type stuff (in my warped fan mind).I really don't want to read recruiting and UFR's right now, because any improvement is so meaningless.
Brian is not a coach, he appears to be self educated on football, but I have learned a ton from his writing, I tend to agree with his biases and if I don't he, forces me to think about my position. Fine either way.
Regarding UFR's, personally I don't care, if other people (customers) want to glean nuggets about this poorly coached team. Great. Enjoy. News bulletin + our OL is below average, DG is not a QB but is great athlete who represents the university extremely well and Mattison is overrated.
One last point, Magnus, Brian and BiSB, thanks for having your disagreement in public. Made for interesting reading. You all give us all so much for free and obviously have strong opinions. Thanks. You guys rock.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Please suspend al recruiting updates and news until December||
I am somewhat kidding, but honestly it is only bad news until we get a new coach. I want to go to sleep until December and then see who is our coach. If we get a similar style of system (not LC to RR) then we can retain some guys and maybe get lucky on one or too, but we are going to really miss roseboro and klc because we will not have a pass rush for a couple years.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||No it is not||
Alum, you answered your own question in the beginning. He can't read his progressions and he is not accurate. End of story because he still can't. Odds are he never will. He is a deer in headlights out there. He is at 33 rpm' sand game is at 78. Is it coaching, sure a little bit, but he is what he is. Pray Malone stays and is good. Or a fifth year guy.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||great point||
Except for the tire fire recruiting is going to be this year. THe team should have talent everywhere except qb (Malzone, be average at least!!)
|3 weeks 5 days ago||it is fucking rutgers!!!||
Best game??? who fucking cares.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed||
Yes he improved the tire fire from Rich rod, with other peoples players. He has coached these guys for 4 fucking years. the defensive backfield is in disarray. Talent seems ok, but they are fucking clueless. Please retire with your grandkids. This needs to be a complete house cleaning
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Do you think Mattison knows how to practice against a screen?||
this is his fourth year and defense is good, but not against good teams.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Stop arguing.||
People here are arguing with their hearts, not heads. I 100% agree with you. My earlier post got negged. Stupid.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||fair enough||
But he is what he is correct? Didn't say he was not a warrior or a great athlete (Denard Lite reference). Didn't say anything about his character, will to win, committment to M. He probably should have transferred, but he didn't. HE IS JUST NOT A GOOD QB. Debate it all you want. Every announcer we have had says the same thing. Stares at receivers, not accurate, tucks too early, bad decisions,etc.
Is it because of poor coaching? Yes. Is it because of poor offensive line? Yes. But it is.
He is our best QB. We just don't have any really good ones. No idea how OSU and ND happened last year.
I do agree if they changed the offense to have him run A LOT more, he could be very effective. But if he gets hurt, we are fucked.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||sorry agree with Cobra||
He is our best qb, but only because Morris is really bad, Bellomy is reall really really bad and Speight is really young and maybe bad.
The proverbial "tall midget".
He is by far our best qb, but he has to run a lot to be effective. Denard lite.
Yes they are fine young men and DG is a tough, hard working sob. Go to war with him. Let him marry your daughter. Hell yeah. But passing a football with pressure, not so much.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Who in the heck is||
Who in the heck is complaining? I thougth the original request was well written and spot on. If Brian does not do it, no big deal. If somebody THEN bitches about Brian not doing it, have at it.
I truly look forward to UFR. I don't pick up everything Brian does and I love the summary data at the end.
Once again, No big deal if it does not come out right now.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Shut this assclown down||