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|6 days 13 hours ago||He recruited||
Irvin and Walton.
He's also been their coach for four years.
They are now seniors. Playing worse than ever before.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I mean||
We played Wisconsin Colorado and Penn State in the start of the season - not exactly cupcakes. We also played Maryland in November - not exactly the start of the season either.
Iowa isn't exactly a world beater, we lost to them. And almost lost to Indiana - once again, not a world beater by any stretch. The argument that we played better teams at the end of the year doesn't necessarily hold water. It seems like we just faded a bit down the stretch...
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Come on man||
This seems like the classic backup qb syndrome. At one point this year harbaugh mentioned speight as a possible heisman contender and no one laughed him out of the room. I'm not saying speight is the answer but pining the seasons failure on him seems rather revisionist
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Well, no.||
And this is getting off topic but he pooped gold with what we thought was going to be his success here:
The prognosis now is much better than it was in January. Hoke will be able to shovel early missteps onto Rodriguez's grave—already the tallest mountain east of the Rockies—and ride out the awkward transition from the spread, at which point he'll have a roster full of guys who are qualified, a career record worlds better than Rodriguez's, and a talent advantage over his division opponents. From there it's a matter of grabbing that goddamn win over Ohio State and seeing what happens. It's hard for me to think we'll be as good as spread terror du jour in any particular year, but let's whine about that bridge when we get to it.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||No wonder Mike Scott Hated you||
Don't think he's comparing the coaching acumen of Brady hoke and Jim harbaugh as much as he is making a statement. At one point on this blog there was a tag that said "Brady Hoke Poops Gold." We loved Brady too at one point...
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Possibly true||
But TCU doesn't have the ability to draw in the eyeballs that Michigan does. Agree with it or not, the CFP is still a "show" and Michigan gets ratings. Make no mistake, the committee raised an eyebrow at the 10.4 rating from Saturday...
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I don't know||
if it matters who wins Wisc vs PSU as much as the type of game it is.
People have fickle minds and tend to overreact to what is in front of their face RIGHT NOW. If Wisc and PSU play a good fundamentally sound, solid football game that is back and forth until the end then I think the winner goes regardless who that winner is. Conversely, if one team absolutely blows out the other, I think that winner goes, too.
What we need is an ugly, turnover-prone poopfest, with both teams making mistakes, missing extra points, having lots of flags while remaining relatively close on the scoreboard. It needs to be an ugly enough game that the consensus is that these are two mediocre teams that happen to be playing in the championship game due to scheduling quirks and happenstance more so than talent.
(This is, of course, assuming one of Clemson/Washington loses).
The rooting interest, regardless of rankings tonight: Clemson/Wash loss, with an ugly and non-memorable B1G Championship game.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Wishful||
Thinking but this is the same logic I'm hanging my hat on. That fat 10.4 rating from yesterday is the second highest rated college football game EVER - CFP absolutely wants that market.
Problem is what's the path to even give the CFP the option to get us there? UW and/or a Clemson must lose, certainly, but I also think the BIG champion has to get frozen out - no way they take three teams from one conference.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||....||
|11 weeks 3 days ago||I didn't||
Know (1) was the rule - if I had of known that would have saved me some last second stress before that 2 pt conversion.
|13 weeks 19 hours ago||But what does||
@FauxBoPelini have to say about this?
|14 weeks 2 days ago||But no one||
Could ride the coat tails of a BCS win over a mediocre Oklahoma team like he could....
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Ha.||
Speak of the devil....
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Don't get the joy||
That many Michigan fans have to drudge up the past in the middle of an undefeated season - should we also have the RR/Arizona is 2-4 thread? How's that going for him?
|14 weeks 4 days ago||College gameday with Tennessee again||
What is this - the third time this year already?
|15 weeks 2 days ago||MARCUS HALL EPIC DOUBLE BIRD OF THE WEEK.||
For me, at least, is the delay on the ESPN watch app. I am a millenial, I don't own a GD TV. I have to turn off my phone to watch these games because otherwise it blows up with texts - good or bad - and I'm too undisciplined to check. I knew the Darboh TD was coming before they even completed the prior third down pass! #firstwordproblems
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Rich rod||
Era special teams disasters
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Yep||
Thought the same thing - Texas got the bump we used to get in the Rich Rod years after all our early ND wins. The wheels will come off and at the end of the year both teams will be a big fat meh.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||IIRC||
Morris got one play as a blocker for Peppers before Speight took that hit.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||Yedlin||
Reminds me of that kid in might ducks 2 who was fast but couldn't break. Everyone loves his speed but he is so out of control.
|43 weeks 6 days ago||This is why||
People get mad at belien. Yes Caris and Spike are out but that doesn't mean that chatman can't play instead of dakich...
|45 weeks 3 days ago||Meh season||
In every sense. Was there even a single enjoyable game all year - including wins and losses? Last years team was much worse but the games were fun to watch...
|51 weeks 1 day ago||Exactly.||
Recruiting is all about relationships - not just the players but the coaches, the school, the community etc. Why is it that Urban Meyer had to go meet with Thomas Wilcher immediately after the Mike Weber situation? Beacuse if he didnt, no way was a kid from Cass Tech ever going to go to Ohio State again.
This recruiting strategy may never hurt us. Or, conversely, it may keep us from the five star kid down the line who chooses a rival.
Hard to say, but it certainly doesnt seem like the best strategy when they could instead be upfront with the commitable-ness of the offer....
|1 year 6 days ago||Predictable||
When was the last time this team played a complete game against a team with a pulse?
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Now we can finally put this to rest||
Since 2001 (when RR started at WVU) he's had - count them - eight seasons of 5 or more losses verus six seasons of four or less. So, in his career he's had more dissapointing - meh seasons than "good" seasons. This is across nearly a decade and a half of coaching in three different conferences.
So yeah, RR is a decent-good coach, but he certainly isn't elite. And now that we have an elite coach, hopefully this is all water under the bridge.
(For reference, over the same span, Meyer has had one 5 loss season.)
|1 year 3 weeks ago||I've had||
This conversation with friends recently as it seems like our lack of recruiting success is due to our so called "cleanliness." And I'm not sure what side I come down on now. When we unearthed some diamonds like trey and nik, it was easy to stand on our morals. But today.... Today it's looking like that 2-3 year run could have been more of anomaly then we all want to admit.
Anyways I will say this: you don't play games with "clean" or "dirty" stamped on your forehead and clinging to this notion that basically is "oh well we do it the Right way," seems a bit hollow when your rivals are playing in final fours and you're sitting at home....
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Yes. This.||
While DUI is more "dangerous" to society as a whole, I think school adminstration would view physcial altercation with a student athlete as being far more damaging then driving while intoxicated.
Case in point: this whole convesration. No one said "...but he has DUI..." when Harbaugh was hired.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||I would||
argue that a "DUI" and "striking a student" aren't very comparable.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||The trouble||
with the Walton thing is that we didn't look any better against Xavier and Uconn - the games he played against good teams.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||I think||
Therein lies the problem- walk ons and small power forwards aren't a recipe for continual success, and if the reinforcements don't come then your left hoping that you can keep unearthing diamonds in the rough.
I agree it's too early - today - to panic, but more and more it's looking like the 2012 run is the anomaly and not, as we thought, the beginning of a foundation...