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|17 min 57 sec ago||Did Not Hear That....||
I didn't hear that, but there have been quite a few Georgia bloggers who would really like Mark Richt to consider Nussmeier as an OC. No official word from anyone connected, but there is a very informal push from their blogsphere to at least consider the possibility. If he did end up at Florida, the McElwain-Nussmeier dynamic might be interesting at Florida - 2 former Alabama OCs getting one shot each year against their former HC.
|1 hour 2 min ago||Four Factors At Halftime...||
eFG% - 71.43&
OREB% - 33.33%
FTR - 14.29%
TOV% - 19.04%
For Coppin State:
eFG% - 42.59%
OREB% - 22.22%
FTR - 14.18%
TOV% - 19.57%
|2 hours 19 min ago||Waiting....||
You'll be waiting a long time, of course, as he was banned again then told (and he agreed not to do it, but we shall see) not to create or maintain an account here for a good, long time. It's for the better, of course, but if anyone does see someone that sniffs of this, do let me know and we'll handle this.
|3 hours 7 sec ago||Didn't See It Mentioned...||
There were some tweets out there today that Hackett actually asked for player input on the whole Nike / Adidas debate, which if true is a nice change in tone from the AD's office. It would be interesting to know what the players themselves think about it, in my opinion. I don't think the Adidas contract is up for a couple years yet, but I find these developments encouraging.
|3 hours 24 min ago||Interesting Stuff...||
But Mendenhall's name is a big surprise, especially given that he could have elected to remain confidential, but chose not to. Without any historical ties to the midwest or the Big Ten, a move to Wisconsin would have been a major surprise.
It would have been interesting to see who Mendenhall brought with him from BYU in such a scenario. Robert Anae as an OC in the Big Ten could have been an intriguing proposition on paper anyway. It would have been a major shock though, I would have to agree.
|4 hours 3 min ago||So, What We're Saying...||
So, what we're saying here is that the pendulum is swinging in the direction of #1, correct? If so, I would welcome our new _________ overlords.
In all seriousness, the pendulum analogy sort of fits the last two weeks or so here in a way. We've thrilled at the "it's happening", been crestfallen at the "it's not happening" news. Soon, it will be over.
|4 hours 17 min ago||Could Be Wrong...||
I could be wrong, but I think Durkin liked to mix it up a little bit - I had thought the base defense in Florida, for example, was a 4-3 but that he threw in situational 3-4 looks. That's how it seemed in the few times I watched Florida this year anyway. If we could get a defensive coordinator that ran a nice hybrid scheme, that might not be a bad thing at all.
|4 hours 26 min ago||That Could Be Fun...||
Now, that could be fun....go all in on 1989 with the throwbacks. We could claim it was "character study" of some sort.
In all honesty, I actually kind of like these, although I seem to remember very similar throwbacks sometime in the late 1990s when I was there.
|6 hours 25 min ago||You're Both Onto It...||
Although I do agree that the statement is devoid of meaning by design, I do also agree that insane isn't bad. Actually, at this point, it's reasonably normal around here as the place officially started to go around the bend sometime during the 2nd half of the Rutgers game by my figuring. We can't even see the bend in the rear view mirror at this point.
|6 hours 47 min ago||I Will Say This...||
With all that has gone down in this search so far in the month of December, I will admit that 3 PM Monday has been moved to 9 AM Tuesday a few times, not to mention other things being mysteriously switched because of impending announcements or developments. Somehow, I managed to get it all done anyway.
|7 hours 5 min ago||Just Think...||
Just think too....tomorrow we get the Boca Raton Bowl to cap off the Battle For I-95, although if they were really going to do this right, an additional game would be played in Pompano Beach or Fort Lauderdale, I would say.
|7 hours 29 min ago||If That's True...||
...then the servers for this blog will be good for only one thing very shortly:
|9 hours 4 min ago||No Whammies...||
Agreed. It is my sincere hope that we don't get to the point where this search becomes, well...
|9 hours 58 min ago||The Chili...||
You're in luck because I've already mde the chili - yesterday, in fact. Four alarm stuff too, if you're interested. I made enough that there are literal bricks of chili sitting the freezer ready to be warmed and eaten. I felt that the blog probably could use some chili and a beer to help kick off what might be a long holiday week around here.
|15 hours 30 min ago||Great Talent...||
It really is nice to see Woodson still doing Woodson things. I don't see any way he's not a 1st ballot HOF guy, but it would be a crowning achievement on what has been a long, spectacular career when he does get in. I will say, every great thing he does in the NFL makes me appreciate the time he spent in Ann Arbor just that much more and like most folks here, I appreciated it quite a bit already. Truly a special talent.
|15 hours 40 min ago||On Its Surface...||
At least on its surface, it's an interesting strategy and probably one you wouldn't pull out unless you were indeed shopping for someone / something, the one which reads "We're so desperate for a coach / player that we're going to start Jimmy Clausen."
If it is too late, good. That's at least consistent with the report last night that the Bears are out of the Harbaugh sweepstakes anyway.
|23 hours 19 min ago||If True..||
If this is indeed the case, then insofar as we might be concerned for purposes of getting Jim to Ann Arbor (even though you do hate to see people unceremoniously canned as he might be, I admit to being a bit selfish here).....
|23 hours 37 min ago||Let's Not...||
Tonight's Gregg Henson post says relax and enjoy Christmas.
Let's not go with Gregg Henson this time around.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Shanahan, Eh?||
Furthermore, Cutler’s reputation of being uncoachable will make it difficult to find a new coach willing to come in and take over the situation. However, Mike Shanahan, who was Denver’s head coach when the Broncos drafted Cutler in 2006, is said to be interested in reuniting with his former pupil.
I had thought that Shanahan was owed another $7 million by Washington and that if he found a job while he still would have otherwise been under contract had he not been fired, the difference would be deducted from the amount owed. If he wants a nice payday upfront, maybe it behooves both him and the Bears to be cheap. We shall see how this pans out, I suppose.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Nice Indeed...||
I will say that it is good to see some of these potential avenues of "not Michigan" close up, no matter how unlikely they might have been. The other half of that, of course, is that I may need to take whatever form of stress leave is granted by this place if we are ultimately hiring Plan B. Well, that's my fear anyway.
|1 day 6 hours ago||It Might Just Be Me...||
If the Lions in fact pull this out, it is an interesting reversal of the historic trend where they would get out to this nice start sometimes and then die off in the 2nd half. Now, we seem to come out of the gate dead and then find ways to come to life.
Also, great way by Tate to make a play out of something that nearly nothing before the end of the quarter.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Regarding This...||
I sort of feel bad that the first real in-depth experience that Schlissel had with high-powered athletics was our situation this fall, but so far I do think he's waded through his responsibilities in it rather well. The decision to bring Hackett on board in particular has so far been a great move, and so far we are seeing an earnest attempt to have excellence on the field (by going full in on Harbaugh) and off the field as well.
|1 day 11 hours ago||If Only...||
Oh, if all this is indeed the case, then it is a bloody shame that the FAA doesn't register individual pieces of equipment that are being loaded onto planes. Now, if someone wanted to make the conferencing equipment a functioning system on the plane.....no, that would mean going through the approval process and that puts off Harbaugh by a year or more. Never mind me.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Gone Around This...||
This story rather proves that the NFL folks have officially run out of actual things to talk about or to expand upon, much like a lot of other parties involved for the most part. There's never been anything substantive, as I recall, that showed the job was even offered to Harbaugh in 2011 and that writers are rehashing rumors which are now years old and from a previous search just seems like a "Read me!" ploy.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Great News...||
It is nice to see Gordie getting into a scrap with mortality and, for the moment, coming out on the winning side of it. It seems like there's still plenty of fight in him yet and hopefully his recovery is full and speedy. What is truly amazing as well - aside from Gordie himself - is how fast he was back on his feet and functioning with little to no aid. Awesome stuff.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Nice To See...||
I would have to think that if Dick Vitale is telling you to take a position and it isn't at Duke and it isn't due to the retirement or sad passing of someone at Duke, this is a fairly significant development and should be at least considered as an endorsement of some kind. Now, if you'll excuse him, he has to get back to body surfing with the Cameron Crazies.
|1 day 23 hours ago||My Apologies...||
I forgot to post the daily reminder regarding Harbaugh threads today....
|2 days 28 min ago||Football In The Future...||
"Terry Bradshaw wouldn’t let his son play. Troy Aikman sees himself blessed not to have to make the decision. Even someone as bold and boisterous on a football field as Bart Scott doesn’t want his son in pads."
I don't know that it would go away or become something comparatively minor like boxing, but it will definitely be different in the future perhaps as a safety culture begins to really take hold in the league, or least as much as such a culture could do so.
It is an interesting article though. I do believe that the awareness of the risks will change the way the game is played quite a bit as we plod through the next decade or two. I can see a lot of kids being steered away from it, and I could see football becoming less popular too, but those who do play will go into it with increasing awareness and that will likely change how they approach the game as well.
|2 days 1 hour ago||In These Moments...||
It is in these moments that I tend to just go with what former MSU football coach George Perles reportly said during a presser in the early 1990s.
"People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones before their eggs hatch."
If our eggs have hatched, that might be one thing...
|2 days 1 hour ago||Awesome News...||
There's one expression that certainly comes to mind....