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|6 hours 37 min ago||Goal Line Play....||
On a goal line play, you think? Rudock's been involved in a few of them, and although this would be a classically Iowa thing to do on some levels, considering how we would have wished we were able to do such thing in some games last year, I would take it. Obviously, no one really knows, but I like where your head is at here.
|7 hours 45 min ago||Better Still...||
Perhaps Ghost Of Hoke will change his mind when he personally witnesses two C-sections, which is how both of my kids arrived. I am always open to describing the experience for people who would like a summary or play-by-play.
To Ghost Of Hoke, don't be that person - that's how some people around here end up with "Ghost Of" as part of their name.
|9 hours 41 min ago||As We Know...||
As we know, the board is sometimes skeptical of "cool stories", but this actually is in fact a cool story, and indeed that really does sound like a gesture that Jim Harbaugh would make and mean it too. Truly an awesome experience, I am sure.
Thanks for sharing that!
|10 hours 40 min ago||Sounds Similar...||
That sounds similar to the laws in Michigan which make it a felony to rob utility workers, which I believe some other states have. Certain professions really don't need to be any more dangerous than they already can be, in my own opinion - I think that applies to transit workers too, or at least I believe so.
In moment though, I went to Bruins Nation and they don't have much more to add, so we're probably in a holding pattern on this one until he appears in Los Angeles Superior Court, I imagine. The Daily Bruin also mentioned that the driver supposedly reported minor injuries too, so we'll see if that plays into it as well. EIther way, in front of UCPD headquarters? Yikes.
|13 hours 53 min ago||Mine Arrived...||
According to my wife, UPS kindly delivered my copy (along with several packages of canned cat food - separate story, of course) at about 11:30 AM this morning, so now I struggle with doing prep for a podcast, exercising or reading "Endzone". Maybe I'll take "Endzone" with me on my run (which might be more of a brisk walk in this heat, and short at that).
|13 hours 55 min ago||Memorable Indeed...||
My memory from those long December evenings sitting here, hitting refresh and almost every hour finding new CC (Coaching Change) threads to remove was that eventually we made our way into current DIII coaches, and it was at that point, perhaps mere days before it did indeed happen, that I knew we needed Jim Harbaugh or we would still be posting CC threads no matter who it might have been otherwise.
|15 hours 9 min ago||Interesting Stuff...||
"I feel like I want both of them to prepare that they're going to be the starter, I want both of them going into this game with the mindset that they're one play away or starting, that's the mindset I always want our quarterback and backup quarterback (taking)," said Harbaugh, whose team will open the 2015 season at Utah on Thursday. "They know (who is starting and who isn't)."
I like the approach because it keeps that competition intense, which is exactly what you're looking for if you are planning to use "OR" more than a dozen times in a single depth chart. In all seriousness though, I wonder what the Utah staff thought of that depth chart once it became clear that - in vital places - they knew little more than before.
|16 hours 44 min ago||There Is A Way...||
....but I would test one out on the Holodeck first and see how you like it. The other big disadvantage - unless you are the adventurous type - is that it is a kit so you have to assemble it:
|18 hours 18 min ago||This Right Here...||
"I can still recall sitting across from him and talking about that," said Mealer. "You go through something like that, and not a lot can be said. But I told him, 'I've been there and if you want to talk to anybody about it, I'm here.' That got me closer to Brady Hoke in a difficult time."
I didn't really put two and two together in this situation until now, but speaking from a vaguely similar experience (sibling loss in my case - one of my sisters died in 2012), those experiences can bring together people who otherwise might not form close bonds. I've actually come to know a few people at work a bit better because they've also lost a sibling and it helps to talk about that sometimes.
|18 hours 32 min ago||Beamerball...||
Frank Beamer might be the only coach who will eventually successfully blend actual offense and cubism. I can see the discussion on a red zone play now:
"What's this, Frank?"
"It's a diagram of the run play I am about to call."
"No, seriously, what the hell is it? You've got offensive linemen all over this page and the running back is running into an irregular polygon defeneded by two linebackers. The slot receiver runs this weird out route, makes a 120-degree turn and runs into this representation of...I think that's the band. How can you score with that?"
"You must embrace the idea that the points exist first."
|19 hours 45 min ago||Taking Snaps...||
Multiple players have reported his tendency to jump in a take a few snaps in live action. Rudock, already a college quarterback for four years, says the education in drop-backs, understanding reads and progressions has been invaluable.
You kind of get the feeling that even at 51, Harbaugh would jump right in there in an emergency if the NCAA would let him do it.
That being said, this was actually insightful as I really hadn't thought too much about what that has to be like for that unit, to be QBs coached by someone who was himself a QB here and a revered one at that. I bet Harbaugh does take their successes / challenges a bit more personally.
|21 hours 11 min ago||Just Be Mindful...||
Just be mindful of Rover, of course:
|22 hours 35 min ago||Most Of The Board...||
...is probably sitting at desks, tables, on sofas, etc...just waiting:
|22 hours 43 min ago||Ah, Yes...||
Ah, yes, Charles Woodson days. I was very fortunate that those days were also my days at Michigan, or at least most of them. Definitely one of those rare few where you went to the games wondering, "Now, how will he wow everyone this week?" and never did he disappoint.
The wait is killing me at this point - I have no effing clue how I am going to even work effectively tomorrow and Thursday.
|22 hours 47 min ago||Interesting...||
His comments about Harbaugh mitigating some financial issues come two months after interim athletic director Jim Hackett reported the university’s athletic department had a deficit of nearly $8 million this year, the first time in about a decade it operated with a loss. At the time, Hackett said the 2016 budget would be balanced.
Now wouldn't that be interesting if there was a multi-million dollar line item in the budget that simply was called "Net Harbaugh Effect"? I think we assumed that the hype train alone would probably improve the 2016 financial picture of the department regardless, but that's a pretty big difference.
|1 day 8 hours ago||I Chuckled...||
I admit that I chuckled a bit at Goldy getting the Morty (of "Meatballs" fame) treatment here...
|1 day 11 hours ago||I Am Curious...||
I am curious about this - were you going to compare the results to those of established algorithms like Massey Ratings to see how far fan estimates would fall from those? I ask because it would be interesting to see any results you get from this put up against some of the more accepted ways of generating probability estimates for these games.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Duplicate Thread...||
Depth Chart On Twitter
Although this one a smidge better visually, we will run with the now well-entrenched depth chart thread, now released for public consumption.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Put That Way...||
You know, put that way, it definitely gives me a whole new appreciation for "Mentos: The Freshmaker". Fresh indeed, but if you want anything to smell good, I suppose...
Actually, this might be a marketable idea in other segments of the economy too.
|1 day 12 hours ago||"Official"...||
Let's just remember that the "official depth chart" might not be the "official depth chart" per se. Often in the past, there's been the one for media consumption and then there's what actually transpires. In the case of Harbaugh, I have to think that there will definitely be times where - if there is a released chart - we still get surprised by the time we see the formation for the first snap.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Idea For This...||
"When I said 'When you innovate, you've got to be prepared for everyone telling you you're nuts', I admittedly was not thinking about people like Dave Brandon who are in fact nuts." - Larry Ellison
You could have a lot of fun with this concept actually, even incorporating actual quotes and CEOs struggling to understand Brandon.
|1 day 14 hours ago||That Moment...||
It could very well have been one of those awkward moments in life when you discover why certain species eat certain things as an emetic.
In all seriousness, the buzz on Twitter is that he is fine and will be at practice later on today, so it doesn't sound serious, so definitely some good news there.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Indeed...||
If the KhakiCam provides at that level, then we might very well be halfway through the season before Ace even finishes making GIFs of reactions from the first game. We might see something like "Friday Recruitin' Is Looking For New Video Capture Software" or something along those lines by the time October rolls around.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Agreed...||
Even though only about 7% of the book has been released in exceprt form, I've had this thought myself - if Bacon simply made copies of the raw notes, put them into something resembling chapters and then bound and printed that, I am sure nearly everyone here would still read it simply becasue the story about how we went from last October to now essentially has been as fascinating as it has been thrilling and the season is still three days off.
|1 day 19 hours ago||I Can See That...||
It's clear to me that the intangibles of Harbaugh really are hard to fit into these projections because we have such limited information on what precisely the effect has been in practices, but I think this is probably a huge part of it, what you said. I think back to that story that came out in the spring where he was shouting "This is where you quit!" at various points in the practice, seemingly indicating that he'd watched the film from last year and was trying to light that fire which will indeed help a team to not lose games they should on paper win.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Same Here...||
I am in the same boat - my copy of "Endzone" will be here tomorrow and I am quite eager to read it, although thanks to my wife the book will arriving in conjunction with about $30 of canned cat food. I am hopeful that no one along the way will confuse the two, but then the cats would probably eat either with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Interesting...||
This could have been so much better if the user had actually made it seem to meld into the actual article rather than tack it onto the end of a paragraph, and after it already establishes certain facts about Harbaugh's past and present. Still, we can dream that such a scenario unfolds, eh? Texas State with Urban's "power spread" looks, if you will, could become quite the program.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Have Fun...||
There are a couple people at my office who will actually be leaving Wednesday afternoon for Salt Lake City and cheering on the Wolverines. I am rather jealous actually. Hopefully, we show well at Rice-Eccles. I think we've even got a few people on this board for whom this is almost a nice walk down the street, which I take as proof of what a force the Michigan fanbase is.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Embed For The Board...|
|2 days 13 hours ago||Interesting Read...||
"I think Harbaugh is a type of coach that will bring you at least six or seven wins," former Michigan receiver Desmond Howard said during College GameDay's football preview show. "He's the type of coach that is very demanding, he's a great evaluator of talent and he does a tremendous job of developing his players."
I do like Desmond's idea on the floor here - I think you actually are talking about more rare company than some might realize when you estimate that this is the worst someone could do in their first season, although the transformation here is as much cultural as it is schematice or personnel-driven. Given that no games have been played yet, and his prediction last year, I get why he said this, I think, but perhaps his estimate as well as those of others take a positive turn if Thursday goes well.