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|8 hours 56 min ago||Emotion only takes you so far||
If you're not coached properly, you're not going to hang with a well coached team.
|8 hours 59 min ago||DG extending plays||
I think that one problem of playing in different systems is that you get mechanical back there. Instead of letting it hang out, you think too much. Same thing happened with Joey Harrington. It also seems like he lets the pocket collapse before he takes off and runs. He's just slow processing everything. Combine that with new offensive systems and poor OL play + poor running game and you have a mess of a situation.
|9 hours 10 min ago||This is so totally different||
I wish Bo never made that speech. Frieder had already signed a contract in the middle of the night to coach Arizona State. Frieder basically relieved himself of his duties and Bo helped show him the door sooner. It's not like he was let go for poor performance.
Bo was not a Michigan Man originally since he was an OSU product, so it would have been hypocritical of him to insinuate that only people who came up in the program should coach the teams. And I'm pretty sure that if Fisher would have lost in the tournament, some outside guys would have received an interview.
|9 hours 18 min ago||Why not kick the FG when down 28-3?||
A FG makes it a 3 score game. Hypothetically, if everything after that would have played out the same way, we could have cut the lead down to 28-14 after our TD in the 4th Qtr. I would have taken the three points at the time and at least kept ourselves in the game mentally with it being a 3 score game.
|9 hours 22 min ago||If we fire him now||
That gives Brandon time to make the next HC hire. That's the only possible reason to keep Hoke until December: To give the regents and President time to fire DB first.
|9 hours 24 min ago||Don't question the heart of these kids||
Kids are sponges and will take on the personality of their coach. So question the heart of the coaches instead.
The good at football thing I totally agree with though.
|9 hours 27 min ago||We did get a personal foul after the XP||
Maybe for pushing or something. Too bad Hoke won't be around to give a fired up speech about what will happen next year.
|9 hours 29 min ago||RichRod's offense was fine against good defenses||
Turnovers and the kicking game was his problem, especially his last season. If you ever look at the game logs of the MSU and OSU games in 2010, you'll see we moved the ball pretty well in the first half but either turnovers or the kicking game failed us. Those are normal growing pains with a first year QB in his system. If that was pathetic, this is downright tragic.
|9 hours 36 min ago||It won't be found with any of his old coaches||
That coaching tree of his, albeit a sapling has officially been burned to the ground on a couch in EL.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Blanchard was on that team with Crawford||
If not for that bizarre NCAA probe, we probably make the tournament that year and build some good recruiting classes off that experience. When we had our full lineup we almost beat Duke.
Also, if Crawford didn't turn pro after the Frosh year, then Bernard Robinson would've played with those two at the same time since he was a year late.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Publix?||
Are the crabs really that good to steal 'em?
|1 day 14 hours ago||A win won't save Hoke's job||
They'll just be 4-4 and have a good chance of losing at least two more games. 4-4 is not what anyone would have imagined, and a win over Sparty will only put out the torches until the next L.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Sparty was not that good in hoops that year||
No one didn't realize it at the time. Maybe it was chemistry or talent or a combination, but they flamed out down the road and lost their tourney opener. Basically, they were trending downward. I don't see that with their football team this year.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Harbaugh sent a Dear Sir/Madam letter||
The deposed king of the 49ers has to wire his acceptance letter for the HC job and $10,000,000,000,000 USD into a bank account. Please respond quickly and receive "UNIMANGIABLE EARTHY AND HEAVANLY REWARDS"
|3 days 6 hours ago||This thread needs more Cowbell||
This thread needs more Cowbell
|3 days 7 hours ago||Same for Tai Streets||
Same for Tai Streets
|3 days 15 hours ago||That 1993 team was talented||
T. Collins, Wheatley, Biakabutuka, Toomer, Mercury Hayes, etc etc etc. And that's just the offense. They also won the Rose Bowl the year before.
|3 days 15 hours ago||I don't like the Walmart stuff||
But when it comes to the academic trash talk, it's a bit more geniune when it comes from students/alumni of the schools. But I do love the fandom for the teams.
|4 days 17 hours ago||You forgot Steve Everitt||
You need an All American center for that group.
|5 days 8 hours ago||As a comparison||
Those shirts were all over EL the day of the game in 1997. It was the first time I saw the shirt. I went to the Wisconsin game and no one in Madison had the shirt. I told a couple students about the shirts and they were not very impressed.
|5 days 13 hours ago||Beat State!||
We can return to self loathing in six more days if necessary.
|5 days 13 hours ago||I could never get past two things from my 1997 experience||
The number of "Ann Arbor is a Whore" t-shirts and the drunk Sparties tossing Michigan fans into a bail of hay and pelting beer bottles at them. I would love to go back, but I feel like dealing with those folks is a young mans game and I have too many kids and years under my belt to hang.
|5 days 13 hours ago||1999 was not an upset||
They didn't need luck to win. They kicked our butts for three quarters while we played musical chairs at QB and still made enough plays to hold on in the 4th. Then went out and beat Florida in the Citrus Bowl.
Also, in most of those other years you listed, those games were in EL. I wasn't old enough to follow them in 1978 or 1984, but I thought Gibson was on the '78 team and Harbaugh was injured in 1984.
|5 days 13 hours ago||The 1990 MSU Team||
They lost to Iowa, who beat us and went to the Rose Bowl, and ND. Not to say they didn't deserve to be big underdogs, but they were no slouch. Sparty always had enough talent to spring an occasional upset, but they were usually too undisciplined to be a consistent threat.
|5 days 15 hours ago||Unless we come out no-huddle and run an up-tempo offense...||
...we're screwed. Oregon has the template to beat Sparty. Just go, go, go. If you keep their guys on the field and snap the ball quickly, it gives their defense less time to set up and figure out what you're doing.
It may at least keep us in the game for a half. Tressel outcoached us in 2006 when he opened up the offense and it took us a half to regroup. Maybe Nuss can have a similar plan in mind.
|5 days 15 hours ago||Casteel||
Maybe if DB would've opened up the checkbook to bring Casteel over from WVA, our defense would've been fine. I think the 3-3-5 would've worked fine in the B1G, but you needed people who know it to coach it. Why not have one of the best in the biz?
|5 days 15 hours ago||OSU, MSU (bowl)) as examples||
I didn't watch the bowl game because I figured RichRod was a dead man walking and the game would not be enjoyable, but...
...we moved the ball against MSU but we were either missing kicks or 4th and long conversions in opposition to a FG try.
...we also moved the ball against OSU but fumbled once near the end zone and had to go on it on 4th and field in goal range b/c of our kicking issues.
I'm not trying to say we would have won those games, but if the Gibbons of 2011 was as accurate in 2010, I think those games would have been much more competetive deep into the second half.
|5 days 15 hours ago||That actually favors you if you draft pass catching RBs||
In PPR leagues, guys like Giovanni Bernard have a lot of value. A pass catching lead back is very valuable. In a 14 team league, DRob isn't a bad choice at all as your last pick. Truth is that Gus Bradley should have turned to him sooner.
|2 weeks 4 hours ago||We held a team averaging 16.5 PPG||
against traditional FBS schools to 13 points while only scoring 18. Nothing changes. I saw nothing that tells me they can do better against a competent offense/defense.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||The better the defense...||
...the fewer the chances. Plus they typically played only 11 regular season games. Also, had Tripp Welborne and Derrick Alexander during his time there so maybe they may have taken some of those kicks.