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|3 weeks 3 days ago||I read his comittement letter||
Just read his letter of comittment. It is worth reading. Looks like a top notch guy on and off the field. Compared to some yahoo who shows up wearing an elf outfit and pulls a dog out of his shirt and says virtually nothing, the difference is striking. OK, maybe I'm a little bitter about that, but still.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Anyone know how clock works||
Anyone know how clock works for onside kick recovered by kicking team? Rules I know
1) Clock doesn't run on kickoff until someone touches the ball
2) Never runs on touchback catch or kick out of the end zone.
3) Never runs on kick out of bounds
?? What if ball only touched by kicking team and recovered? I think the clock runs immediately when kicking team first touches ball and does not stop but rather is placed with clock running for the next play, unless someone calls a time out. With only a couple seconds left in the game and no time outs, it would appear that short of UM committing a penalty that stops/gives them a non-timed down, the clock, even had Sparty succeeded in the onside kick, the game would have been over.
Which leads to a strategy here which says, let them get the onside kick when there are only 2 seconds left. Just get the heck out of the way so you can't commit any penalties and you wouldn't have to run another play.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||I like that idea. Just so||
I like that idea. Just so long as Shane keeps his head on straight and doesn't drop in a beautiful interception.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Agree with Point 1. Shane||
Agree with Point 1.
Shane Morris hand-off then he lead blocks doesn't seem to go well, even though Shane throws a pretty descent block. It would appear that defenses know that play. And the Peppers goal line thing is quite effective, but I suspect without some twists to it, the D's are going to stop it. Is it me, or does that play seem to always go right? Maybe that is so JP can throw from it since rolling left would be a tricky throw for a right handed non-QB kind of guy. Maybe it is the threat of the pass (that never happens) that makes that play work and rolling left would mean the D can commit to the run.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Actually I think they can,||
Actually I think they can, but it requires muffing the catch/fumbling the ball in the endzone and the other team falls on it. Not sure it has ever happened.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||I've gotten to the point||
I've gotten to the point where any play for more than 2 yards against this defense feels like an utter failure. I expect 3 and outs every time and only consider it one of their better defensive series when it nets negative yards. It is going to be tough watching them play against a really good offense since I know this isn't realstic. I'll have this gut feeling that we are getting beaten when/if the other team gets a couple first downs. I'll have to reset my mindset on what it means to succeed at D.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Lets use a fullback on punt blocking and of course fake punts||
Instead of a linebacker in that behind the LOS blocking position on punts, what about a fullback like Poggi or Hill? Both are well versed in blocking behind the line of scrimmage and doing the catch and run thing. It isn't like either of them are in on so many offensive snaps that doing the special teams thing would stress them and it would open up a legit threat to fake every single time.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||It seems to me that||
It seems to me that challenging a spot where the corrected spot is 1) in excess of 1 yard different 2) changes possession 3) changes a first down ruling 4) changes the score would not be frivolous.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Train Loop Should be for Real||
I think they should do they train line-up like in the loop gif. Go back and forth 2 or 3 times as the clock permits.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||42-9 UM wins||
|18 weeks 4 days ago||56-7 mi||
|19 weeks 4 days ago||41-0 Meeechigan||
|19 weeks 4 days ago||41-0||
|20 weeks 6 days ago||This is a fake||
I bet his mother did it.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Multiball||
I love it. Sounds like a Will Ferrell movie or maybe the Southpark guys could do a follow-up to BASEketball.
Seriously, though, I think the soccer guys should consider it.
|47 weeks 5 days ago||So it Wasn't a Technical Problem, They actually planned this?||
Holy smokes. I didn't get home till half time and figured they had already explained how they were forced to broadcast from ankle level after the normal camera up in the stands let out the magic smoke just before tip off. Guess not. After 10 minutes of UM playing like crap (I knew this only because the score at the bottom of the screen told me) I gave up and shut it off.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||Thank you for finally getting that damn BB score off the top||
I know it is sort of a slow time, but man it was paining me to see that damn BB score every time I checked in.
|51 weeks 2 days ago||It's not title 9||
In the old days, you didn't recruit guys to play for you as much as you recruited guys to NOT play against you. It was as much a defensive move as an offensive move. Those poor kids never had a chance, the big name schools would recruit them just to deplete the available talent pool for everyone else.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||That's Great||
Had to quote you in emails to my favorite OSU friends. Good stuff.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||So What Bowl Now?||
So now that OSU played a hapless game against MSU and lost by a score that was way closer than the game actually was, what happens to us after we beat OSU next week? I'm just assuming that MSU beats PSU at home, though who knows. Do we have any shot at a BCS game at all? I'm thinking if Iowa wins out, they get a top 4 slot and if MSU wins out, there is a pretty good chance they get a top 4 slot. So the Rose Bowl is open. Who goes then? Any other BCS games on the table?
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Great Game for Rudock||
So it is hard to find much fault with Rudock last week. I did watch him throw two screens to guys 5 yards behind the line of scrimmage when they clearly hadn't a snow balls chance in hell of even getting back to the line of scrimmage. It would be nice to see him maybe toss those out of bounds. I guess the likes of Peppers and Chesson could maybe be a miracle snowball, but when three guys are zeroing in on you without a blocker in sight . . . .I'm thinking out of bounds.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Here is the reporter's wet dream answer||
"Oh, yes thanks so much for asking. You are such an estutue reporter that I would like to give you the scoop. The Colts and I have been in lengthy talks and I have accepted an offer to be their head coach. OK, no more question, I'm going golfing."
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Crazy like a fox||
Harbaugh sure had the figured out.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Well Said||
I'm with you on that. Rooting against MSU is still none the less enjoyable.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||T-Rex Arms||
After a season of very satisfying solid tackling, I felt like our D was playing with T-rex arms. Elliot is going to have a field day if we tackle like that in 2 weeks. And just to be clear, I will be rooting AGAINST MSU next week, not for OSU.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Count me in||
I was shocked that they woudn't take overtime. Their kicker was looking great and we were playing a Sophomore QB who before today hadn't completed a pass to anyone. And if memory serves me one or two of those 0 and 4 passes before today were damn near picked off.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||In the NFL and College||
In College Rule 3 Article 3. College rules are simpler than NFL rules here and it would appear to have allowed UM to do what I suggested.
It states that the half may be extended fo an untimed down if a penalty is accepted (offense or defense). Since holding does not involve loss of down, that means 4th down all over. Now you just neal.
I found in the NFL rule book RULE 4, SECTION 8, ARTICLE 2
In the case of a personal foul on 4th down at the end of the half, where the offense fails to make the line to gain, the defense may elect to accept an untimed down (I assume that means where they take the result of the down rather than the penalty/replay down. .. it is not clear).
It also lists "a palpably unfair act". This of course is remarkably vague. Again, it doesn't say if you can accept the result of the down or if you must replay the down to get the untimed down.
I would expect that you would have to take the holding to quite the extreme to be tagged with a personal foul or palpably unfair act penalty.
Finally, to the best of my knowledge, time is never put back on the clock unless there is an error made by the time keeper. So, I believe, the only way the half would be extended in a penalty situation such is this is for an untimed down. And of course if UM was doing the snapping for that down, they would neal.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||why||
why wouldn't it work? Just watching the colts/patriots and I timed 5 consecutvie plays from snap to down player. They took about 6 seconds with none of them being anything special (short runs and passes). You only need to buy 4 extra seconds. A 60 yard rainbow will have a good 4 second hang time, but lets say you don't throw the ball till 2 seconds. Hang out in the pocket for 8 seconds. An offensive line, tailbacks, everybody holding can certainly protect the QB 8 seconds. I'm really more interested in knowing if there are any rules that would sabotage this.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||How to Kill 10 seconds||
So, I've been thinking. It is hard to kill 10 seconds on a 4th down play unless you make it. But, let's say you told your entire offensive team to hold like crazy, tackle, etc. Now the QB has insane proctection and hangs out in the pocket for 6 seconds, then chucks the ball as high and long as he can just out of bounds to eat up 4 more seconds. Clock is now 00:00. Of course you get flagged. If they decline, game over. So they take the penalty. But that means you replay 4th down with no time on the clock. So do you have to snap it? And, even if you do, you just neal. Is there any rule on the books that would put time back on the clock? Or does an offensive penalty on 4th down at the end of the game count as though it were the defense on the field, and the ball goes over on downs and they get one last play?
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Deep Breath, In through the nose out through the mouth.||