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|1 hour 56 min ago||This Year...||
In seven games, Ryan had 26 tackles (22 solo) with 4 TFLs for a total of 8 yards with one pass broken up. At least for tackles, if you projected a full season total based on this year's average (which isn't the best way, but might make for a reasonable estimate), you would have a Jake Ryan with about half of last year's total tackles. I think, however, that Ryan plays the position with such skill that a Jake Ryan that is perhaps not 100% is still an effective, feared linebacker.
|3 hours 44 min ago||As You May Guess...||
As you might have guessed, OregonLive is all over this story. For example -(HERE)
There were a couple players who were not there who did try to step up and represent the team. Per the above article, Marcus Mariota and Hroniss Grasu did take time to apologize for the behavior of their teammates on Sunday. Indeed, Grasu is quoted as saying:
"It's just unfortunate that there's tension with the football players, and students and the university and the teachers but I'm glad no one got hurt or there was serious damage," Grasu said.
|4 hours 50 min ago||As You Are New...||
As you're new, ben ji, I'll just let it go at a polite warning - these sorts of trolling / insulting posts are basically the quickest way to making you an ex-user here. If you are a KSU fan, that's great and welcome to MGoBlog, but don't start off like this. It doesn't add to the discourse and it only makes you look as if you don't wish to thoughtfully contribute.
|5 hours 28 min ago||This Story...||
For some reason, Billy Cannon's story is oddly compelling:
"Cannon, who followed his football career with a very different career as a prison dentist, loaned his Heisman Trophy to a restaurant in Baton Rouge called T.J. Ribs, where it sits in a revolving glass case."
I would actually be interested in more of the details about how being a prison dentist and this restaurant combine to make this happen. Call me strange
|5 hours 57 min ago||It Bears Repeating...||
It has been said much here, but to hear this makes it bear repeating - I don't think there is any doubt that Gardner played his heart out for this team in sometimes very difficult circumstances. He gave his all this season, and hopefully, he's well enough to be a leader yet again in the bowl and takes that momentum into 2014.
|6 hours 32 min ago||Along Similar Lines...||
Along a similar vein of thought, how much is the Fossil watch and how much is left over for this shopping trip to Belk Department Stores? I was sort of curious about that particular one, oddly enough. They are apparently aiming to provide the full Belk experience down in Charlotte.
|7 hours 19 min ago||Now That You Say It...||
That' actually how Massey basically sees this game as well, giving Arizona only a tiny edge at 53% for an estimated win probability and a projected median score of 69-68. On paper, Arizona may have an edge on defense but the offensive are, from a production standpoint, rather comparable. Granted, limited sample size qualification applies there as we aren't far into the season.
|7 hours 32 min ago||Not Much Of A Prediction...||
Well, Massey's simulator gives us about a 40% probability by their algorithm, and I believe we opened as 3.5 point underdogs, which I would take. I think it is a relatively close game (if we get a rhythm on offense, it may not be so close, of course - we have seen what we can do), but on paper, I would like Michigan's chances in this game. On a yards allowed basis, these are both Top 30 defenses too, so that could make things interesting at points. I could foresee a win.
|7 hours 38 min ago||Good Games (For The Pac-12)...||
Some of these might not be bad games for the Pac-12, in my opinion. In most of these, I would think the Pac-12 teams is the favored team. In the Holiday Bowl, I would go with ASU over Texas Tech and I would think UCLA is favored in the Sun Bowl by maybe a score, going off instinct there. I imagine Oregon stands a decent chance of beating Texas too.
|13 hours 38 min ago||Interesting Article...||
This is a very interesting article and thanks for sharing it.
I don't know if the figures ever made it to the board here (they might have), but I wonder if a similar article was ever done for Denard Robinson, because I have to think that the figure would dwarf Gardner's value.
It is an interesting phenomenon when one player has this sort of impact on revenue through their media exposure. The comparison of the marginal revenue for an average NFL player versus Gardner was pretty illuminating, I think.
It does say something that we might have guessed - the exposure peaked during Notre Dame week between early Heisman talk, the "98" jersey and the general buzz about UTLII. Cool to see it graphed though.
|13 hours 52 min ago||Other Signs...||
Someone had one on GameDay that is not in this partcular article, but I swear that someone had a sign that said, "Bama Wishes They Had Mike Tomlin On Their Sideline". I thought that was a pretty good one myself. I liked the one in the background of one of those stills, using Marcus Hall's double bird as the "H" in "The Ohio State University". That was pretty clever, I thought.
|15 hours 40 min ago||Smart Football...||
Smart Football had a piece last year - which I found again - that gives some anecdotes and background on Bill Snyder as well. It isn't very long, but it does give you some additional insight perhaps on how dedicated he is to football and even the lenghts to which he has gone to maximize his own time on daily basis. One of the better quotes, which tries to illustrates the level of detail in his thinking, is from former fellow Iowa assistant Barry Alvarez:
“Bill would’ve described a play for about two minutes, and he wouldn’t even have reached the point where the quarterback releases the ball,”
|16 hours 40 min ago||Agreed There...||
That's sort of where I was headed wit that thought but didn't quite get there. I actually do think that perhaps they do watch what other teams do, but coordinators and coaches look more at players and behavior and what they have or do which can exploit a matchup. It might be inspired by something another team did, but it may not be. It could be also inserting Player X instead of Player Y up against a CB, for example, and creating opportunities based on what you saw from the film on that CB.
|18 hours 10 min ago||Ah, 1997....||
1997 was my sophomore year at Michigan and it still is perhaps the one of the best sports years in my life to date. As for the football team, I believe that we had 3 All-American selections and 10 players on the all-conference team, which was great praise for that season and how special that was. Went to every home game plus Michigan State that year - I ended up with some pretty good seats at Spartan Stadium through some connections and had a great view of a certain beautiful one-handed grab by one Charles Woodson.
|1 day 1 hour ago||The Pinstripe Bowl...||
Whatever people might think of Notre Dame, the prediction for Notre Dame and Rutgers could very well be pain, and if the stats are any indication, it is rather unlikely that Rutgers will be the team inflicting the pain. Indeed, Massey would give Rutgers all of a 7% predicted win probability in such a game. Of course, for some reason, such statements tend to be somewhat inaccurate in boel games.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Why Not....||
Your very preliminary "Where does Kansas St. stand in FBS play?" preview courtesy of TeamRankings:
|1 day 3 hours ago||Yikes....||
Ohio State is going to have so much fun with Tajh Boyd perhaps, and by fun, I mean watching passes zing through the air on the way to open receivers, if indeed Boyd bring his top game. His passer rating is pretty good at 166.6 and Ohio State has one of the worst passing defenses in FBS play. On paper, this could be a tragic matchup.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Per His Bio...||
Per a bio that I found a while back, he is indeed a native of New Haven, so this would be something of a homecoming for him. I believe he also spent most of the 1990s as an assistant in various capacities at Rhode Island as well. I actually wonder if he would seriously consider going back to his old stomping grounds, now that I think about it.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Embed For The Board...||
In the event that you do not want to create another tab:
|1 day 5 hours ago||Way Too Soon....||
If you're going to post a Michigan / MSU comparison, there are several existing threads that have - through some fault of their own - turned into that, so this is probably better off as a post in one of those for the time being. We really can only have so much of this on the board, and we've reached the cap on it for today.
|1 day 5 hours ago||Funny, But...||
On second thought, let's not go to East Lansing - 'tis a silly place.
Nothing against the content, but generally, if it is a diary, it doesn't need to be repeated on the board just because there isn't much point in having the content repeated in two different place which are, for now, both on the front page. I realize the board gets more pageviews, but unless the powers that be (or are above me) rule the diary itself to be below the diary bar and move the content to the board, one instance is enough.
|1 day 5 hours ago||K-Stated States...||
If anyone is interested, here is the K-Stated analysis of its own potential bowl fate - (LINK). Not sure how current their update is, but they list their possibilities as the BWW Bowl or the Holiday Bowl, so basically either a Big Ten or Pac-12 opponent. Supposedly, there was some scuttlebutt that they might go to the Holiday Bowl - per their sources - but they would now at least concur on the BWW possibility.
|1 day 6 hours ago||Interesting Detail...||
One detail that I suppose might be interesting about that schedule is this - if you used the current Sagarin numbers, the average rating for those teams is 68.24, which would sandwich it between Toledo and Maryland. In other words, if you were to play that schedule right now, playing teams that average 71st in the ratings isn't a bad way to go about a season if you want a decent record. Having said that, of course, these numbers aren't terribly telling because of the lack of 2014 data basically. If I wagered a guess - a shot in the dark, as it would be right now - 9-3 is probably a good "way too early" guess.
|1 day 6 hours ago||Thanks For Sharing This...||
"M-Cubed-2 is a replacement for the original M-Cubed satellite – launched as part of ELaNa III in October 2011 – which failed to return useful data after becoming magnetically attached to another satellite – the Montana State University’s Explorer-1 [Prime] Unit 2."
I think this calls for scheduling a home-and-home with Montana State to see if we can get our proverbial pound of flesh for this catastrophe.
In all seriousness though, this is pretty cool news. Thanks for sharing!
|1 day 8 hours ago||It's Interesting...||
This is actually something that I've thought about as well in that I did wonder about the question - "Did MSU see our gameplan against Ohio State and say to themselves, 'That.'?" We will never really know - maybe coaches do the "let's try what they did" thing sometimes, but it is hard to say how much that influences in-game decisions because it isn't their game against you.
Without going back through the entire body of passing yards allowed on Ohio State, I would think that our performance and MSU's performance (451 yards and 304 yards respectively) might be right up there when it comes to sad displays by Ohio State this year. As of today, in fact, theirs is now the #115 pass defense per TeamRankings. Other teams had showed Ohio State as exploitable in the air, but we might have done the most surgical job of this.
Interestingly, Ohio State also put up 273 yards on the #1 rush defense - a shade over three times what State would typically give up in a game.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Over At SBNation...||
|1 day 10 hours ago||Despite The Snow...||
I am impressed that there has been even 225 yards of offense in this game between both teams. There are 4-6 inches on the field apparently, depending on where you're standing. The level of play in such adverse conditions has been fairly impressive, at least to me.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Where It Was Left...||
Oh, several people in the thread gave some rather compelling reasons about why it should go, although more by their behavior (this includes you) than by the content of the replies per se. As JGB said, it was toxic, negative and geared to pick a fight with the board. Per Friday's directive, such things will not stand. I left the remarks in the thread, which I then removed. That's the beauty of it.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Minor Note But Intriguing...||
Not that it really matters at this point, but Ohio State actually did get individual votes as low as 12th, 13th and 15th. The low end of Michigan State votes was 7th, 8th and 9th. Interestingly, in both cases, the same person is responsible for the lowest ranking among all the votes.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Here's The Image...||
....and it is actually pretty funny.