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|1 hour 36 min ago||Indeed Yes...||
I spent a few terrible minutes trying to figure out how ESPN reasoned that an epic struggle to sustain drives and play fundamentally sound football at the end of the Ohio / Miami (OH) game could be more entertaining than a hoops game which promised to be (and was) competitive. I just couldn't comprehend a game-winning FG on a Tuesday night couldn't be moved to ESPNNews instead.
|8 hours 26 min ago||End Of Game Stats...||
For Michigan -
eFG% - 47.27%
OREB% - 21.21%
FTR - 9.09%
TO% - 16.13%
For Villanova -
eFG% - 50.98%
OREB% - 25.81%
FTR - 25.49%
TO% - 18.65%
Neither team was above 1.00 points per possession - Michigan had 0.91 to Villanova's 0.98. Our A/T ratio was 0.909 and VIllanova has an A/T ratio of 0.615.
|9 hours 55 min ago||Some Stats...||
eFG% - 37.04%
OREB% - 21.05%
FTr - 0.00%
TO% - 20.59%
eFG% - 50.00%
OREB% - 29.41%
FTr - 7.41%
TO% - 20.07%
|11 hours 36 min ago||In Chrome....||
For some reason, these take forever and a day to appear correctly in Chrome (the browser I use), so I don't know if there is a known issue or it is something else. As for embedding in the OP, tweets usually work fine in the comments, but sometimes they don't seem to always work in the original post. I wonder if it is a Drupal thing or the version they are using on the site.
|17 hours 18 min ago||Some Minor Subtraction...||
My Two Part Formula for Getting Back to Championships
I have to believe the formula for this requires more parts. Also, what about "Profit"? This is important, folks.
|17 hours 47 min ago||Baldrick Steps In...||
|17 hours 55 min ago||Peaking Early...||
Wasn't it English actor Tom Courtenay who once said something like, "I don't want to peak too early, because then you'll never know whether or not you peaked at all?" That might not be the exact quote, but then it has been years since I thought about it. Still, I find it to be true in various aspects of my life. Of course, if you go by the record alone, we did peak too early perhaps in this era of Michigan football.
|18 hours 19 min ago||The Original Pics...||
I tried to open the originals in a new tab and it came back - 414 URI Request Too Large. You may very well have been spot on - too many photos, or they exceed what the server will allow in one post. It's all good, of course - I believe the server is meant to be broken once or twice on the usual Hate Week.
|18 hours 27 min ago||Interesting Numbers...||
Four other public universities currently in Conference USA had higher subsidy rates: Florida International (78 percent), Old Dominion (73 percent), Middle Tennessee (71 percent) and Florida Atlantic (68 percent). Those with lower rates: North Texas (61 percent), Texas-San Antonio (61 percent), Western Kentucky (60 percent), Marshall (52 percent), UTEP (51 percent), Louisiana Tech (50 percent) and Southern Mississippi (43 percent).
That's pretty striking really. Actually, per this summary - HERE - using USA Today's latest numbers (revenue minus expenses and subsidies), there are only 20 programs currently in the black out of the over 200 listed here. Among the profitable Big Ten programs are Michigan, Ohio State, MSU, Indiana and Nebraska.
|19 hours 11 min ago||Embed For The Board...|
|20 hours 28 min ago||Oh, Great...||
So, now, during flight tracker, one of us will shoot up the tail of the plane....
"Are we hit?"
"More or less. Son, I'm sorry....they got us."
|21 hours 58 min ago||Matchup Stats...||
Here's how TeamRankings pairs them, to add to the discussion a bit. Average of only a few games, sample size qualifier, but interesting all the same:
|23 hours 21 min ago||Embed For The Board...||
...because why not on this week and I need something to watch during a brief lull in storm activities here:
|1 day 2 hours ago||If I Recall...||
I might be misremembering something from childhood, but I actually think that IS Bert's look of approval. He did, after all, take time to look up from the book. It could also have been the look that he had just before Ernie mysteriously did not show up for work one morning, of course.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Still Waiting...||
I still am waiting for the day one of Tom Crean's postgame talks breaks down spectacularly, kind of like someone who coached at Indiana some years before Crean did...
|1 day 2 hours ago||Nice To See....||
In Doyle's 24 minutes off the bench:
- 10 points
- 3 rebounds (all of them offensive rebounds)
- 2 out of 4 from the charity stripe
In all, a very nice contribution last night indeed in the numbers as well as presence.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Perfect Excuse...||
I have the perfect excuse as I took Wednesday off anyway, although now with the wind damage all over the place here, I may have to work at least a portion of it. Fortunately, I can arrange it so that this portion does not coincide with basketball. I have not been as fortunate with football this year, missing parts of two games due to my storm assignment.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Some Halftime Stats...||
|1 day 12 hours ago||It's A Start...||
Even though Virginia Tech gave up about 320 yards or so, the 7 sacks, 3 INTs and the 9-29 passing performance from Barrett were, within the context of the game, chuckleworthy. Actually, Ohio State's points / play came out to a paltry (for them) 0.304 points per play. If you can make them less efficient as Virginia Tech did in that game, you have a better shot.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Plan C....||
I think this is more about Plan C being a name that few if anyone would have considered, much like how Hoke did not factor into most popular theories back in January 2011. It is difficult to imagine keeping Hoke on right now, but then the next week has yet to play out, of course. If there isn't an announcement soon after the Ohio State game, I can only imagine some of the threads around here.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Massey Predictions...||
I'll go with Massey here - our chance of winning this game is realistically less than 10% on paper right now. Indeed, their estimate is 8%.
The median score from the simulation is 37-17, which I could believe perhaps, but then if you keep running the simulator, you get 52-17 and 34-9 as well in random runs. I could see these too sadly.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Already Posted...||
Some great UM news
This actually made it to the board over the weekend, that David Moore had been named a Rhodes Scholar. It is excellent news though.
|1 day 15 hours ago||The Best Part...||
The best part of this for me was the long, rambling non-question talking about Alvin Dark and his performance in the Thanksgiving game against Tulane in 1942 and how, among other things, Dark was a scratch golfer, but yet it somehow came back to LSU being better at home. I almost wished the reporter had asked a real question - that could have been intriguing after that introduction.
|1 day 16 hours ago||It Isn't Shocking...||
I will say that I would be shocked if the staff did not have Hoke's back, but also none of them seem like the type that would throw one another under the bus even in times like this when their jobs may not be for much longer. If nothing else, the family atmosphere Hoke wanted with this staff definitely shows in the manner in which adversity like this is dealt with. I may not agree with what Mattison said entirely, but it isn't at all a shocking thing for him to say. That, and this is a guy he's known for over 30 years.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Using Sagarin...||
This exercise only goes so far because it is utilizing current data, but consider that Michigan's current Sagarin rating is 70.36, which is 63rd overall - it probably will be within a few points of that around this time next week too.
The 2015 schedule using current numbers:
Utah (away) - 79.35
Oregon State - 68.21
UNLV - 50.13
BYU - 73.56
Maryland - 75.39
Northwestern - 72.19
Michigan State - 89.13
Minnesota - 76.85
Rutgers - 66.65
Indiana - 63.88
Penn St. - 72.98
Ohio St. - 88.96
This doesn't account for what teams might gain / lose, so all qualifiers on way-too-early predictions apply, but if you played it out with current data - I'll put like this - the average rating of this schedule is higher than our current one. You would also have to consider that not all wins / losses are equally likely, so that variation comes into play as well. In a world where things were constant (which they aren't in CFB), things would theoretically not look all that bright on paper.
|1 day 21 hours ago||Embed For The Board...|
|1 day 21 hours ago||ESPN Might...||
I believe you'd be able to see it on ESPN3 later if you aren't able to watch it tonight. The BTN schedule going forward into this week, which I believe includes some of the games it intends to replay, does not currently list this one. I don't know if it is because of the nature of whatever reciprocating agreement the networks have or if it simply hasn't been updated. It seems like sometimes ESPN's agreements with various conferences allow for the content to be rebroadcast on one station but not the other, but it is hard to imagine this being an issue with the Pac-12 and Big Ten involved here.
|1 day 21 hours ago||C.J. Brown And Things...||
C.J. Brown managed 87 yards on 18 carries, which is good for 4.83 yards per carry. It should perhaps be noted that his longest wa 30 yards, so the rest of the time he was being held to 3.29 yards per carry, which isn't a terrible rate.
Tackle totals on Ojemudia and Charlton - total tackles of 5 and 2 respectively, or about 11% of all of Michigan's tackles on Saturday.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Something Like This...||
A lot of the diaries and analysis that have been done this season more or less revole around one central theme, at least if you go by the numbers - you have this interesting situation where a lot of good players are on an undercoached team, if you will. The theory, which seems relatively sound, is that bringing in the right staff could potentially provide that extra nudge that is missing right now, and of all the years with the players we have, 2015 would be an interesting year to see how / if that is what it is.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Minor Note...||
As a minor note, we have sent a few folks to Bolivia for piling on the personal abuse when it comes to the staff and player in the last few weeks alone. This is something that goes beyond Hoke insofar as modding is concerned here - it is one thing to question in-game decisions or overall ability, but when it starts to get into character or worse, that's when the points start disappearing. We might not catch everyone, but the folks that have been caught are being dealt with.
As a note to the OP, this thread could go either way and might come down because it refers to a small but admittedly vociferous minority on the board, so it probably isn't necessary.