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|22 hours 23 min ago||"SPARTANS CAUSED THE EURO||
"SPARTANS CAUSED THE EURO DEBT CRISIS"
|22 hours 24 min ago||"ALSO, WE WENT INTO THAT GAME||
"ALSO, WE WENT INTO THAT GAME INJURED"
"PRIDE COMES... SOMETHING SOMETHING."
"HERE'S THE THREAT"
"WALK HOME ON THE STREETS, NOT IN THE ALLEYS"
|1 day 20 hours ago||I love this player, but I||
I love this player, but I don't understand how we have an available scholarship for him.
Total conjecture (no insider info at all, firing completely from the hip), but perhaps Andrew David isn't happy here.
|1 day 20 hours ago||Strictly in terms of on-field||
Strictly in terms of on-field performance, Gant, Richardson, Strobel, and possibly Bars are really the only redshirt juniors I can see who could be given the "handshake." That, of course, ignores the fact that some or all of them may be excellent locker room guys, exceptional leaders, or personalities that the coaches wouldn't want to see walk out the door.
But my primary point is that unrenewed redshirts gets us to 3 or 4 additional scholarships at the absolute maximum.
|4 days 12 hours ago||This anti-credentialist||
This anti-credentialist position is more than a little extreme.
|6 days 13 hours ago||It was weird; it just came to||
It was weird; it just came to me.
EDIT: Meant as a reply to the above comment. I'm 'space navy' guy.
|1 week 5 days ago||Haha, but I was referring to||
Haha, but I was referring to the autograph "scandal."
|1 week 5 days ago||The way to do it is like Todd||
The way to do it is like Todd Gurley did it. Call me a conspiracy theorist if you will, but the dark web evidence is compelling.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||You are a righteous dude.||
You are a righteous dude. Thank you very much.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Hindsight is 20/20 with||
Hindsight is 20/20 with McDowell, who is a monster for MSU. But I don't agree with this. Multiple analysts have compared Gary favorably to Hand.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I stand corrected with||
I stand corrected with respect to Harbaugh.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Titanic news. Full court||
Full court press time. This is Michigan's most important opportunity in years. Possibly - as amazing as this is to say - even more important than Peppers.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I don't think Harbaugh makes||
I don't think Harbaugh makes that promise, implicitly or explicitly. I think that's his philosophy: get the best players, then determine who, of those best, is best.
If you don't agree that Hill would be the best player of the group next year... Well I hope you're right!
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Very compelling point. I||
Very compelling point. I agree that it may negatively impact recruiting.
I've been surprised, for example, that WISC hasn't experienced less difficulty getting blue chippers from their Russell Wilson experience.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks for the defense. I||
Thanks for the defense. I hadn't known this was discussed previously. I thought of this when I was researching his NFL draft prospects, or lack thereof.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Well, if you dated a model||
Well, if you dated a model every year and Halle Berry were considering a divorce, speculation might be warranted. But I see your point.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Bad post. I've seen this||
Bad post. I've seen this idea popping up on this board and it's not true. The depth chart lists redshirt juniors as seniors. We lose only Glasgow, absent attrition or early entry.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||You mean because of health||
You mean because of health concerns?
If not, look at his stats. Well be lucky if O'Korn is anywhere near the player he is.
If people don't like the idea of relying on another grad transfer, gambling with health, or just plain don't believe it's possible those are all valid criticisms. But the idea that he wouldn't be an upgrade if healthy is crazy.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Has this been reported||
Has this been reported anywhere? I hope it's not true, even if my idea is a pipe dream - Hill is a joy to watch.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I am, because the bowl||
I am, because the bowl committees didn't have a time machine when they decided to rob us blind.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I'm sure that if MSU loses by||
I'm sure that if MSU loses by three against OSU on the road, they will politely decline a playoff spot, lest the gruesome and unimaginable spectre of a CHAMPIONSHIP REMATCH besmirch our cherished sport.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I guess I'll be the thread||
I guess I'll be the thread contrarian. I appreciate a mix of piped music and band, and I think that this mixture (as opposed to the Brandon ratio, which was more music heavy) is great. I also do not agree that the volume of the music is inappropriate.
Band needs to up their game with respect to halftime shows. UTL III show was stellar, but I have to go back years before that to find a halftime show that entertained me more than trying to pull up other scores on my phone.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||One comment that I can't back||
One comment that I can't back with actual evidence - I sort of wonder whether today was a "test drive" for some of our explosive plays. I can't help but notice that there was consistency without explosion against OSU, and explosion without consistency today. I also have the piece of supporting data from some of the player and coaching interviews available on Webb's show on WTKA; numerous mentions were made of developing and practicing new schemes to increase IsoPPP-style explosive plays.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I like your Griese comparison||
I like your Griese comparison point.
I don't like your Shane Morris comparison point. Were we to smash Rudock's three games together with Morris's two starts and rank them, you'd see that the two worst games belonged to Shane. I know this isn't an apples-to-apples comparison, but it's not like Morris hasn't had his shot. He looked awful.
I also, at this point, think we need to be in Trust the Coaches mode with respect to QB play. Harbaugh has earned that.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I like in-depth analysis as||
I like in-depth analysis as much as the next guy, but let's zoom the camera out a little bit. Here was UNLV drive by drive:
4 plays, 15 yards (all on the one weird pseudo-sack), INT
5 plays, 9 yards, PUNT
6 plays, 21 yards, PUNT
3 plays, 1 yard, PUNT
3 plays, 1 yard, PUNT
7 plays, 24 yards (all yards basically gained on two plays), PUNT
3 plays, 16 yards, PUNT
3 plays, 0 yards, PUNT
7 plays, 18 yards, PUNT
1 play, 15 yards, INT
5 plays, 75 yards, TD
3 plays, 8 yards, PUNT
12 plays, 41 yards against scrubbie team
So out of 14 drives:
- 5 were 3 and outs,
- 2 ended in turnovers, and
- UNLV earned 15 first downs, four of which came in the final drive against the scrubs.
This was an A- defensive performance. The problem (to the extent there is one) is our offense.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||J.D. is just a special,||
J.D. is just a special, special corner. Please don't leave...
|3 weeks 3 days ago||MSU has three top 50 recruits||
MSU has three top 50 recruits incoming.
You're denying reality. We got our lunch taken.
But what's done is done. Let's settle it on the court in February.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Boo this man.||
Boo this man.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Look, I get your point. But||
Look, I get your point. But let's just be honest about what happened here, okay?
We fucked up Langford/Battle. We made a mistake. It was a fuck up, plain and simple. It happens, it's forgivable, and Beilein earned some leash. It's fine. But it's a fuck up. Winston/Simpson was an overcorrection on that fuck up. That's why I posted "once bitten, twice shy" above.
The coaching staff pulled Winston's offer because it couldn't risk turning away Simpson if Winston ultimately went to MSU. That's a surrender. Maybe it will end up working out, but this isn't how elite programs recruit. Sorry.
That said, I'm excited for next year. Beilein is a top 10 college coach.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I love Beilein. I trust his||
I love Beilein. I trust his scouting, player development, and in-game coaching more than any other coach in the Big Ten. I would not trade him for any other Big Ten coach, even if that hypothetical trade involved a coach who was a superior recruiter. But I cannot ignore the fact that we've completely struck out on our premium targets for two straight years. I also cannot ignore the fact that MSU has been a very, very direct beneficiary of our recruiting missteps (see Langford and now Winston).
I don't doubt that Simpson will surprise people. But this stings more than a little bit.